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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: January 23, 2021
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

Update December 8, 2020 ~ I just got my power & internet back. I've had no power since early Friday evening & haven't been plowed out yet! There was a tree across my driveway and it's only been cut up this morning... I have swaps ready to go out and I will mail them as soon as I can get to my mailbox... I'm getting too old for this!

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October 2020 update: I'm still here! I'm struggling a bit to get winter ready this year but it's slowly happening! I only go out now to visit doctor or grocery shop, which means maybe only once a week - often less. This pandemic is trying, but I think if we'll make it :) I must confess though, I'm awful tired of cooking! I miss eating out more than I thought I would; I never did it much, but now the option is gone, I want to go out to eat! Mail is a bit wonky but still fairly regular, so all in all things are okay for now. I have a new young cat who is systematically destroying my cabin area by area! She's a rescue that was dropped when her owners moved. She's cute, but I keep telling her she's not that cute! Hopefully things will settle a bit more soon as my two old cats get used to her here...

********** April 15, 2020 ~ I'm writing this as I may have artwork going out late and I apologize for that but... I just got my phone and internet back about an hour ago. I got my power back last night, April 14th. I lost power around 9pm April 9th. I live 1/2 mile in the woods and there were (unknown to me until yesterday) trees and lines broken and tangled in three places along my driveway. All I could see was the section by the house. On the night of the 9th we got 18" - 2 feet heavy wet snow and that's what took all the trees down; apparently 1/3 of the state of Maine lost power. Since I am so rural to begin with, I am always one of the last to get it back :( I am old, tired, and exhausted! I will get everything I need to out as soon as possible, but right now I'm taking a few days to revel in hot showers and resting. thanks for your patience, Ruth ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

February 2020 ~ well it's a new year and I thought I'd re-write some of this profile, as it was beginning to sound a bit depressing... I had some losses and health issues but now it's time to haul up those big girl panties and move ahead! I still miss my Newfie girl Ebony, and someday I might bring another "giant" home, but we're doing okay for now. I'm still taking heart medication & probably will for life, but again, that's okay, the immediate fear has passed.

I am a retired/disabled elementary reading specialist teacher ~ I love to draw, doodle, paint, and craft.

I live alone in a log cabin in the woods with a couple of super cats & a knucklehead rescue dog, Coco who is terrified of the cats. I like to read and bake, old movies are fun too! I like mysteries and novels ~ I also have a bunch of puzzle (sudoku, crossword etc.) books lying around. I own quite a few DVD's too, because there are so many movies I just don't mind watching again, and yes I do have the entire Harry Potter series ~ both book and DVD :)

I have RA, so when I am able and my hands are willing, I like to cook, draw, crochet and try all sorts of crafts. Sometimes I even finish one :) Since I live alone, it seems my whole cabin is a craft room some days! I often have 3 or 4 partially read books lying around the place and art projects in various stages of completion ...

I usually have a few mysteries in progress as well as a fiction or two ~ I'm not a fan of pure romance but humorous/comedy romance is okay! I also like inspirational, The Shack for example. It's easier to say that I dislike gory horror - I have read Stephen King, but I like his older stuff, before he began swearing every other word... I do pretty much read everything from historical fiction, general fiction and fantasy to even some self-help :)

I also used to write, so I love journals, and junque journaling ~ and art journals are just an extension of that... I've only recently been trying my hand at creating/binding art/junk journals and while it hasn't always worked as planned, it's been fun. My biggest problem right now is storing and then finding the papers, ephemera, etc I've been collecting for these journals!

I recycle, upcycle and just try to re-use everything! I use a variety of papers, from junk mail to old maps and damaged books for art & crafts. This is because I am poor and also, I'd like to be far less wasteful. I think we're becoming too much of a disposable society and that saddens me. I have actually refrained from purchasing things in the grocery store because of too much packaging. Cardboard boxes I can re-use but when an item is packaged in a huge amount of plastic I often will pass it up!

The colors I use the most are warmer earthy tones. I know neon has a place, but I find it often too glaring. Otherwise I love all colors and am not too picky in that respect :) I will admit that last summer I looked at the clothesline one day and noticed I had 7 shirts/t-shirts all in different hues of red!

I respect art of all styles, but I am not fond of dark/goth gory images. I also am not overly fond of cute "safe" rainbow type images, but I understand others are and if that is their style then so be it! I feel the same way about religious art ~ it doesn't often speak to me, but if it's your passion, then go for it! I feel that we make art for ourselves & not to please another. We can tailor our style to gift to another person, but our style just is.

Collections: I love papers and save just about every different kind of paper I come across, up to and including maps, old book pages, brochures and even takeout menus that are unique in any way. I love ocean related themes (I lived for years on a cabin cruiser in the Hudson River in NY), poetry, and cats & dogs. I would be so happy to receive the Cryptoquip puzzle from your daily newspaper!! I love them and sudoku puzzles. I really don't want to do the entire alphabet of likes here, but I do love crayons (plain old Crayola or the like) they're one of my favorite art tools. I love flamingos and the smell of freshly cut grass or cedar. I love a good thunderstorm and rainy days do make me blue...

As for daily likes and dislikes, I'm pretty easy going usually. I love my coffee throughout the day, hot or iced! I drink way to much of it, and in the evenings I often switch to tea! I love tea almost as much as I love coffee & I enjoy a wide variety ~ love to try new blends too!

I guess if I had to choose a motto, it would be "live and let live."

One of my pet peeves are people who always complain they are bored. I have been too tired, just not willing to do something, or run out of time, but I have never ever been bored!!

Also, I live in an extremely rural area and I won't mark "sent" unless I have posted an item. However, my mail carrier may or may not pick up & have the mail processed - depending on his schedule, so sometimes I realize the actual postmark may be a day off from my marking an item "sent." This is just life here :)

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Ratings

chimerix rated for CS: Christmas Ornament Swap on Jan 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for re-sending. I love the colors you used in the crochet heart. It is really lovely. A big Aloha!
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: Happy new year to you, too! I love the chunk! Thanks so much. :)
Response: you're welcome!
debtea2 rated for HEUSA- Halloween Card Flipbook on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you
Response: you're welcome
ktk8 rated for WIYM ~ Journal page #1 USA on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Hi and THANKS for the Watercolor Journal page #1... I love the RAINBOW....... love it and can't wait to start my JOURNAL....thanks for being #1........ Many HEARTS to you.....
Response: so glad you like it! Have fun journaling :)
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Comment: Happy New Year! Thanks for the card.
Response: you're welcome!
Wanda rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2020 on Jan 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, Ruth. Your chunk o cardboard arrived this morning. Happy New Year to you, too. 🌟 πŸŽ‰ πŸ’–
Gwillisinc rated for **PBP …***Animal ** on Jan 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Ruth for adorable Puppy page
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet ornament. Hope your new year is filled with happiness.
Response: you're welcome ~ happy new year to you too!
witchelm rated for SotM: Divination #1 on Dec 27, 2020
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teadrinker rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: I received your envelope yesterday, thank you for the beautiful card, the advice and the handmade star. I love everything so much, you made me smile :) Have a good winter and take care of yourself, you are important :)
Response: You're very welcome!
banjobraids rated for CS: Christmas Craft swap on Dec 22, 2020
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Comment: Ruth! I simply ADORE my pink (!) crocheted star!! What beautiful soft yarn and gorgeous work!! Thank you so much. I will treasure it! It matches my pink tree :):):) Happy Christmas!!
Response: So glad you like it! Merry Christmas to you!
sal410cat rated for [ITW] Profile Decor - Cozy Winter on Dec 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: Happy holidays!
Missers829 rated for Jingle bells! on Dec 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I am excited to try your cookie recipe!
Response: Happy holidays!
laterdayze rated for Jingle bells! on Dec 16, 2020
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Comment: Oh yum!! Those coffee cookies sound amazing! I will have to give those a try for sure. :D
Response: Happy holidays!
junemoon rated for November Journal Swap on Dec 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the mini journal -- I wish I had nice handwriting like you have. This was a clever way to present your journal. And thanks for the crocheted star -- it will go to a good friend as a gift.
Response: Have a great holiday!
Sequoia183 rated for Catbook USA on Dec 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Ruth!
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Comment: Thank you for the funny Santa in his mask and for the extra snowflake one (did you make that too?) Mele Kalikimaka!
Response: you're welcome! yes, and happy holidays :)
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Comment: What a sweet wreath I received! Thank you so much!!
Response: you're very welcome ~ happy holidays!
LadyJo rated for November Gratitude Journal on Dec 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the neat little journal filled with things to be Thankful for. I enjoyed reading what you wrote. Thank you for the ornament as well! Merry Christmas!
Response: you're welcome & Merry Christmas to you!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Dec 31, 2020:

Hi Ruth!

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

May 2021 be much better than 2020 for everyone in this world. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸ’—

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2020:

Hi Ruth!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! May the coming year be a better one than this year. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 22, 2020:

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for the Christmas card and pretty ornament!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 18, 2020:

Hi Ruth! Your very welcome! Glad you liked it!

Love and blessings ❣️

Your friend, Yvonne

Honeyloveart on Dec 16, 2020:

Cozy Winter Profile Decor for you, inspired by my fav winter activity- quiet time inside by the fire with a view of the snowy woods! I'm glad you're a part of the Into The Woods group, stay warm and safe!

SeleneW on Dec 16, 2020:

Thank you for the card and pretty star ornament! <3

yvonne401 on Dec 10, 2020:

Hi Ruth! Wishing you a happy first night of Hanukkah! Light the candles and be blessed!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯

Christmas

Christmas

Christmas

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