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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: August 9, 1957
Country: United States

About Me

I am a wife, a mum of 7 (5 daughters & 2 sons ranging in age from 40 yrs old - 19 yrs old .. all who were homeschooled), as well as a gramma of 11(7 girls & 4boys ranging in age from 21yrs old - one month old .... and #12 to arrive early Feb 2018) πŸ’•

I live in Western Pennsylvania about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.

I love to sew which is a good thing since it is what I do just about every day as I am a costumer with 2 local children's theaters/acting schools and I sew Early Frontier ( 1790 - 1840) reenactment clothing for a local company's inventory and orders.

Some of my kids and I also dress in costumes that we create and go to Renaissance festivals as often as we can. We've been going to the one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over 15 years and in the past few years have been to the St. Louis Ren Faire and the Great Lakes Medieval Faire in Ohio. My profile picture was taken at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.

In the past few years, my 18 yr old daughter has been bitten by the Cosplay Comic Con bug. (Cosplay is when you dress as characters from books, movies and tv shows and go to conventions. We make her costumes together which has been a fun mother/daughter bonding time :) ) and last year my 25 yr old son joined in on the fun.

I am also an avid reader - mainly historical fiction and journals/diaries but I also love to read fantasy ( Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter etc).

My favorite season is the Fall but I also love winter especially when it snows at night. Its so magical.

I love the night sky. LOVE watching meteor showers and enjoying the Moon.

I love history - I love reading and learning about the Westward Expansion.

I am also the family genealogist.

I love maps and always have as far back as I can remember! :) I have maps hanging up in my house - okay so they are maps of Middle Earth, Narnia, and a whimsical map of Olde London :) Give me a book with a map in the front and I am in my glory!

I love writing and receiving letters & postcards .

I am a tea drinker and have started trying new flavors ( in bags - I haven't ventured over to the loose tea side yet!) but I must confess I am not crazy about Rooibos teas so please don't send any with that flavor .

I have an eclectic taste in music - it all depends on my mood. I listen to Loreena McKennitt, Blackmore's Night, Birdy, Helen Jane Long ( contemporary pianist), Secret Garden, Gaelic Storm, musicals and soundtracks. And sometimes I revisit the early 70's and listen to the groups I listened to in high school - Steppenwolf, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Melanie.

TV shows: Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint, Cold Case , Downton Abbey, Firefly, Merlin (BBC), Robin Hood (BBC) and currently watching Legend of the Seeker with my 25 year old son :)

Ratings

alycat0810 rated for 14 Days of Music on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Hi Paula! I just got your answers in the mail and read it right away! I love your answers and the drawings you included on the pages. I even have some of the songs you listed in my thumbs up songs on my pandora app! I am doing great, Irma only brought lots of wind and rain to us. We were blessed to have no damage from the storm. Thank you for asking and for your swap answers as well! ❀️
Response: Glad you liked it 😊 It was a fun swap to do!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful letter & drawing...and for joining my swap! :) I love the little flower sample you sent as well. ha ha!
Response: Thank you - Glad you liked it - it was a fun swap 😊
ihni rated for Genealogy Letter on Sep 5, 2017
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Comment: This was such a lovely letter to receive! I sat down in my sofa under a blanket and read it, with a smile on my face the whole time. It was so interesting to read, and I really like the way you write. You've really worked for your family history! Thank you also for the drink! :) Have a lovely day!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words 😊 I always worry I ramble too much in my letters😊
junemoon rated for Write me a letter about BOOKS on Aug 31, 2017
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Comment: Loved your letter, also drawing on envie --whole thing.
Response: Thank you!
blueseabliss rated for Midnight Starlight Mail on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: Oh, Paula, I loved your letter! The package was beautiful and I am going to use the quilted star for a nightstand cover....putting all my moonstones and such on it. Thank you for sharing the cool quotes in photos too. I pinned them to MY fridge! Thank you for the love. Katy
Response: So glad you liked it all! 😊 Watched the Perseid Meteor shower last night for a few hours - saw a bunch!! Made my night! πŸ’«πŸ’«
ginny19590 rated for ❀ I Love Fairies - USA on Jul 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!!!
LindaW rated for Summer Letter Swap on Jun 15, 2017
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter. Have a relaxing Summer with your husband & family.
aspens rated for Letter Swap # 29 on Jun 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the very interesting letter! & I so appreciate the postcard you sent as well. I'll respond soon!
shoediva rated for Notebook Paper Letter #6 on May 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the delightful letter! I look forward to replying. I saw that you play Dutch Blitz. Have you ever played with more than 4 players? Do you mark the decks so they are different?
whitetigercg rated for Quick Intro Letter Exchange! on May 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard and wow what a big family you have! I'm writing you a reply letter!
rubiannee1979 rated for Letter Swap # 14 on Apr 27, 2017
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rebeldaisy rated for Letter Swap #22 on Apr 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I do like Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. I am in the middle of rereading the series now. It seems like it has been forever since the last book came out! Thanks for writing!
DorothyH rated for Alphabet Letter Swap on Apr 15, 2017
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Comment: Yeah, got your letter today. I never thought of writing the way you did, I did it by writing each letter and giving my answers. I liked the way you did it, kinda seemed like mo of a challange!πŸ˜‰
pernie123 rated for Letter Swap #21 on Apr 10, 2017
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Comment: An interesting letter you have written to me. I am from Bedford, VA. The foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts. I love VA in the spring.
junemoon rated for Write a letter quick swap #8 on Apr 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the nice long letter -- there are some things I want to respond to so will write over the weekend.
BooksTeaAndMe rated for Letter Swap #19 on Apr 6, 2017
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Comment: Hi Paula! Thank you so much for your letter - it was a pleasure reading it :)
junemoon rated for Letter Swap # 18 on Mar 27, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your delightfully informative letter. I love hearing about the children's theatre and all you costuming -- that and the reenactments-- you must be busy all the time.I think that Peter Pan job would knock anyone flat on their back.
JessieB15 rated for Write a Letter Quick SWap #6 on Mar 26, 2017
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Comment: I have also had the same partner for these letter writing swaps a few times. I've been holding on to the letters and reply to them as I'm partnered up again. It seems to be a good system. A moon garden sounds beautiful. I hope you were able to get outside to start working. I have the same gardening philosophy as you--just throw 'em out there and hope they look nice :) I don't have a garden, but that's what I would do if I had the chance :) Thank you for the lovely letters!!
JessieB15 rated for Letter Swap # 15 on Mar 26, 2017
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Comment: Well, I must say, I do not share your affinity for snow :) My part of CT got 24" and we were out of school for two days!! It's funny that you said the weathermen got it so wrong. A LOT of CT was upset because they had forecasted huge totals for the entire state, then really the northwest corner got the brunt of the storm. Ugh, I could have done without!! There are still at least 6-8" of wet, icky snow in much of the area. I'm looking forward to REAL spring! Thank you for your lovely letter, and greetings to all the boys!! :)

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Comments

jaimierandolph on Jan 31, 2017:

Paula, I received your card today! Thank you so much for writing back to me! I'll be getting you a letter out sometime before Feb. 10th.

P.s. I don't know how you knew but I love those bears on the card!

Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

FeltPrincess on Mar 5, 2016:

Thank you so much for your note :) I'm glad that you enjoyed the book so much! I will be having that teabag some time soon.

biasbabe on Jan 16, 2016:

Hello there, We live about a hour away from Pittsburgh. My daughter is a Floor supervisor and her hubby is a dealer at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and have to travel that each day. I live right beside the Ohio river near Wheeling, WV. Have a awesome day.

Kathy821 on Aug 11, 2015:


Welcome to Swap-Bot. I hope you enjoy every minute of it. Happy Swapping!

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