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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: August 3, 2020
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 41 yrs old - 21 yrs old .. all who were homeschooled), as well as a gramma of 13 ( 8 girls & 5 boys - ranging in age from 23 years -18 months).

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 18 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 21 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 ) . Some of my favorite books:

Sharyn McCrumb’s Ballad series

S.K. Pellman’s Welsh Trilogy

Stephen Lawhead’s Robin Hood trilogy

War of the Roses trilogy: Conn Iggulden

Kate Morton: all of her books!

The Education of Little Tree : Forrest Carter

I Heard the Owl Call My Name: Margaret Craven

To Kill A Mockingbird: Harper Lee

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

churlann rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #4 on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome vintage card from your windfall. I love and collect black and white, and sepia tone PCS. I have a whole wall of them in my sewing room. Yours will join the group. Your week sounds busy. Relax this weekend.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m honored to join your wall 😊
pynart2 rated for Covid - 19 on Jun 22, 2020
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Comment: Always love your Post Cards and notes, thank you.
jandmterry rated for Covid - 19 on Jun 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing what is keeping you sane, Good luck and stay safe.
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Comment: Thank you!
Mimi7 rated for April/May Questions 2020 on May 8, 2020
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Comment: Hi Paula, I enjoyed your answers and your letter. Thanks so much for a great swap!!
marles rated for SR-Happy mail-USA on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: Loved the card and tea!! Thanks so much!!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed them. 😊
rebeccag1986 rated for MJS: Mini Magpie Journal on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much Paula! I really enjoyed your mini magpie journal!
Response: So glad it made it and that you enjoyed it 😊
velvetbunny rated for FALL IS IN THE AIR on Nov 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you.
pynart2 rated for A list, note & Tea on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Love the list of books, looking forward to reading them. I love orange spice tea. Thanks.
Bookaunt rated for A list, note & Tea on Nov 7, 2019
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Comment: Paula - I loved your little note. I keep getting paired up with pen pals or the same people as well. The only book on your list I have read is Follow the River - Loved it. But I am going to check the others out. Thank you.
pynart2 rated for FALL IS IN THE AIR on Oct 31, 2019
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Comment: The Hunters Moon, Oh My! Thank you my friend, Happy Fall, /
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Comment: ♥ I very much enjoyed seeing you unfold in the pages of your journal. Thanks too for the tea. I don't think it is one I have had before so it will be an extra fun treat. Thanks for a great diversion today.
Response: I’m glad you liked it 😊
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Comment: Thank you. It is a wonderful fall swap.
Response: Thank you - glad you liked it 😊
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Comment: Thank you so much for all you sent and for what you wrote! Have a marvellous week :)
galadkria rated for Dear Diary on Aug 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much!!! Just got this today
pynart2 rated for Dear Diary on Aug 1, 2019
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Comment: Both your books intrigue me, I think I may have to read them Loved the PC.
shinyserra rated for It's Time To Write: Letter Swap on Jul 28, 2019
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Comment: I will have to look for the Christmas stamps puzzle at Target!
jandmterry rated for It's Time To Write: Letter Swap on Jul 25, 2019
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter. Thank you for the book recommendations and the goodies you enclosed.
junemoon rated for Once Upon a Summer on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the memories -- I'm happy to hear there are fireflies where you life. I've been in conversations around here and we think the fireflies have been killed off by weed killer or some kind of poison. I haven't see one for a few years. Love all your long ago memories.
Response: Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed my trip down memory lane 😊

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Comments

nytetears on Jan 2, 2019:

I got your penpal postcard today thank you so much for writing back. it sounds like you had a lovely and hectic Christmas. It sounds awesome!

angelgram on Mar 5, 2018:

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

Your letter was a delight to read and a day brightener and smile maker. Thank you for writing to me.

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

jaimierandolph on Sep 30, 2017:

Profile Check for:Letter swap #33 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy it and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

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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