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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: May 21, 2018
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 - 20 yrs old .. all who were homeschooled), as well as a gramma of 11(7 girls & 4boys ranging in age from 21yrs old - 3 months old .... and #12 to arrive early Feb 2018) 💕

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

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Comment: Paula - the journal arrived today and it's awesome! I can't wait to go page-by-page and look at all the amazing things you included. Thank you very much - and it's nice to meet another August birthday person - we totally rock!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! I had fun putting it together😊.
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Comment: Hi Paula! I really enjoyed reading your answers to the swap questions! You had me chuckle a couple of times! Thanks also for the vintage pcs, very sweet of you! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for joining the swap and letting me get to know you! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: What a fun letter from you! Thank you! I enjoyed reading your letter. How exciting to be able to not just see Melanie perform but get to chat with her too!! (I know a thing or two about chatting up musicians! LOL) And I had no idea about Pittsburgh being the City of Bridges nor it being the home of Night of the Living Dead filming! We'll have to visit that area sometime!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the letter. It’s been fun writing letters around different themes.
AynE rated for CALG; Seeds -Tea-Letter on Mar 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the delightful letter with your idea for a fairy garden. I love moon flowers and English teas. I will plant the vines along my fence and drink the tea this afternoon. Right now I am enjoying a cup of Irish Breakfast tea. I apologize for the delay in rating but I have been unendingly ill for the past two months with flu, bronchitis and now a sinus infection. I am longing for spring and warmer, drier weather
Response: Hope you feel better soon. March came in like a lion - I think by this weekend the temps are to be more seasonal ( low to mid 50s) can’t wait! Glad you liked the moon flowers. This was a fun swap.
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Comment: Oh My! What a treat it was to receive your swap. I really enjoyed browsing through and working out the Rebuses. I missed Black Eyed Peas and sixth sense. I love word puzzles of all sorts. However, I was most delighted to receive the lovely birthday card - so very thoughtful! - AND such a wonderful letter to top it all off. I will definitely be writing back as we have so much to talk about! Thank you, thank you, for a wonderful surprise Saturday. (I had quite forgotten about this swap altogether so it was definitely a surprise!)
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the Magpie Journal. They are alot of fun to make and receive 😊 Looking forward to your letter 😊
LadyJo rated for CALG; Seeds -Tea-Letter on Mar 3, 2018
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Comment: I love the note card with the tulips on it! Thank you for the Moonflowers. I never heard of them. I will be excited to try them, too! Oh the tea will be good! Have a great weekend! I also enjoyed your note too! It is nice to learn to know new people!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it all. I enjoyed this swap - something different.
MNJoviGirl rated for Handwriting Challenge - Quotes on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Great winter magpie journal! I loved the variety of different pages. The snow man marshmellow with candy corn nose cracked me up. Thanks for the Canadian post cards. A very nice swap and letter to go with the book!
Response: You’re welcome - I’m glad you liked it 😊 I have really enjoyed the ones I have gotten too. It’s fun seeing what others put in their journals.
Neenie rated for New Year 2018 Pen Pal on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your letter and for the goodies tucked inside! Letter going out to you today. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Happy Swapping! 📬📬📬📬📬📬📬📬📬
Response: Looking forward to your letter 😊
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Comment: THANK YOU for a very sweet letter! It made my day!!!!
AbbyM rated for Just to Say Hello on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: Great communication, loved the card, thanks!
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Comment: I've always wanted to go to a comic con! Maybe next year :)
gmasusie rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #16 on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: I love reading about all your grandma names. Thanks for sharing.
nolagirl rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #16 on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the note! The nutcracker village sounds amazing. I would love to see it one day!
Madameabi rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #16 on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Hi Paula! So fun that we got up send to each other. Thank you for the very sweet card. I had to look up where Saipan was, very exciting! Enjoy your new kitten! We have 3 cats. We tie the tree back to the wall with fishing line and only put soft ornaments at the bottom of the tree. Good luck!
Lablauri57 rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #16 on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card and note. Have to check back with you March 2019for our New Zealand trip!
amber806 rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 14, 2017
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armadillogal rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty card.
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Comment: Loved the magpie journal you did great hope your daughter is recovering quickly! 💕love that your daughter and family are missionaries! I am also myself currently home in the USA but that’s so amazing and thanks for the birthday card I love cupcakes 😘
Response: I’m glad you liked it - I loved the one I got 😊
tangerine rated for Quick Letter! #7 on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your letter and the thoughtful extras! I really enjoyed reading about your day, I hope you get a break from the rain soon!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it all. 😊

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Comments

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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