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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: November 15, 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 :)

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Comment: Loved the magpie journal you did great hope your daughter is recovering quickly! πŸ’•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 😘
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!
anotherfairytale rated for Quick and Colorful #1 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: let me just start off by saying you rock!! I love the Alice paper {thank you ^p^/ } I have never been to comic con but I would totally love to go to one day.
jaimierandolph rated for Notebook Paper Letter # 8 on Nov 5, 2017
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Comment: I always love getting letters from you! My birthday weekend is awesome - My husband and my son got together and whisk me off to Galveston, Texas... (unexpected and unplanned) My son is in the Air Force and is stationed in England I hadn't seen him in 15 months!!! Thank you so much for the letter!
Response: That is awesome about your surprise mini vacation AND seeing/spending time with your son! 😊
j3ss1ca rated for Letter Swap #1 on Oct 30, 2017
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Response: Thank you!
j3ss1ca rated for Letter and a Goodie on Oct 30, 2017
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Response: Thank you!
uhohbabyos rated for Enjoying Autumn ~ USA/CANADA on Oct 23, 2017
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Comment: Omg loved the leaves in these. Also loved the letter and pumpkin pie cake. Am totally going to maybe make this for thanksgiving. Such a super pretty letter and items. Would love to swap again with you.
Response: I’m so glad you liked everything 😊
GrannysNamesake rated for Letter swap #33 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: You are such an active person with so many interests, that I imagine, you had no problem writing this letter. My Morning Glories are, still, in full bloom as we have a long growing season. Besides having several wind chimes in my backyard, I have solar powered rainbow makers and solar powered lights gracing the yard. I enjoy watching wildlife, but, we don't have bears in our parks. My husband is from a small town 30 miles east of Pittsburgh and he talks of the Indian Summer. Your colorful letter is very nice. I hope your brother is doing OK now that he's back with family. Plano, TX is a long way from PA. This spring, I'm counting on having Morning Glories and Moonflowers, thank you.
Response: Glad you enjoyed my ramblings 😊 I've never heard of a solar powered rainbow maker - will be looking that up. 😊
GrannysNamesake rated for Letter Swap #34 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter on such cute stationery. You really do a lot of sewing which I don't hear much about any more. Seems it's becoming a lost art. The washi tape sample is awesome and the tiny card is fabulous and so unusual, thank you.
Response: Thank you 😊 Glad you enjoyed the letter and washi tape
Ramya rated for Write a letter quick swap #9 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: I loved your letter! I hope you don’t mind an answer to it:) We’d have lots to chat about on your lovely porch... surrounded by your pets❀️🐾 Thank you also for the postal themed tapes and cool quote card. Hugs
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! And YES please do write back! Looking forward to your letter 😊
mermaidery rated for Write a Letter quick swap #8 on Oct 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and Ron/Harry postcard. Thats going with the rest of my potter stuff. :D Will be writing back shortly.
Response: So glad it made it to you! Guess we'll never know what happened to the first letter (unless it comes back to me). 😊
Huffleypuffpuff rated for Flat Rate Box-Autumn/Fall on Oct 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! The box was so lovely. I loved the care you put into it. Hope you are actually experiencing some fall weather these days πŸπŸ‚
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! 😊 I had fun putting the box together and it inspired me to put a few more together for a friend and a pen pal 😊 It's still a tad warm here (low 80s πŸ˜•) but I think temps drop during the week to more fall like ( at least I hope so!) 😊
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!

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Comments

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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