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TC

TC
Date Joined: November 10, 2008
Last Online: July 9, 2024

Country: United States

Me

2024: I'm still on an indefinite swapping hiatus. I'm trying to whittle down my quilting and sewing projects at home while working way more than I'd like. I also just went through a 3-month major remodel of my house, so now I'm unpacking, sorting, and tossing, with a goal of simplifying my life.


I like

  • ocean colors
  • coffee, the occasional hot herbal tea, and chai lattes (made at home)
  • lilacs and tulips and bluebonnets
  • interesting typography
  • Craftsman style architecture; Mission style furniture
  • stories about time travel
  • podcasts, mostly about true crime, theology, sports/sports science, or cults
  • outdoorsy things and nature and anything around water (beaches, rivers, and lakes). I hike and kayak, and one of my bucket list items is to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
  • Outdoor activities. I completed another bucket list item, running a marathon, in March 2020, just before the world shut down. Now I just walk 3 miles a day and run the occasional 5K race. I love being outside, unless it’s cold, wet, and windy.
  • Cats. I have 1 barn cat (a very fat tiger kitty) and 2 house cats (a lynx point and a tuxedo ragdoll). I think dogs are wonderful, too, but I no longer have the time to parent a dog. In the past, I've had black labs, pugs, golden retrievers, Brittany spaniels, and assorted mixed breeds.
  • Birds, especially North American songbirds and penguins.

My long term part-time job ended in 2021 (thanks, COVID), so I "retired" for 6 months until a dramatic change in circumstances sent me back to the full time work force for the foreseeable future. I'm not able to be as active on SB or spend as much time on crafts as in the past, but I pop in as I'm able.

I make it a habit to rate promptly, on the day the swap arrives. I don't think it's fair or courteous for sending partners to be left hanging while wondering if their swap was received. IMO, if you're too busy to rate (with or without a comment), you are doing too many swaps.

I tend to send close to the swap deadline, mostly because my work schedule and home responsibilities afford me with little leisure time. For that reason, I keep my dashboard pretty light. I'd love to swap more, but time and money are in short supply right now!

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing and quilting. I also teach sewing to kids, and taught myself basic sewing machine maintenance and repair. I try to rescue vintage machines that are otherwise destined for the garbage heap. I have enough fabric and trims for 3 lifetimes, please don’t send me any.
  • Paper crafts. With rising postage costs, I stick to ATCs and other small, 1-stamp domestic swaps. I downsized a lot of my paper stash this year; please don’t send me any.
  • Baking. Pies and cheesecakes are my specialty. I gave away a lot of my cookware over the last few years, as I minimized my meal routine. The cookbooks are going next.

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Ratings

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Comment: Thank you, your descriptions were great and I have an idea of the place where you live now - and it's very different from here even though, funnily, or towns are the same size!
explore rated for CPG Rainbow ATC - US on Mar 23, 2023
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Comment: Diane, thank you for your rainbow ATC. It is not bad at all, in fact it is quite nice! You do not need to stick to sewing 😂
wolfeagle rated for Napkins napkins napkins! on Mar 4, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely napkins.
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Comment: Thank you so much
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Comment: Diane, thank you for your absolutely beautiful watercolor hearts Valentine cards! It is definitely one of the best handmade Valentine cards I have received this year. It is almost like an original version of Hallmark card (guess some of them start off as a real hand-painted or drawn art before they get copied and printed). I won't call myself an experienced card maker... rather, just someone who loves making cards and has made tons of them 😂. Happy swapping!
Response: I was getting worried about the transit time - thanks for your patience and the very kind comment. I had a lot of fun making it, but I realized I needed to get better brushes for watercolors so I picked up some at HL while they were on sale last week. So if we swap again, hopefully I'll have improved!
boriquaz rated for CPG Winter 2023 ATC - US on Feb 4, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC, love the texture and layers. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Love it!! Best swap ever!! Thank you for hosting too!!
Response: Thanks, Grace! Sorry it took the USPS so long to deliver. :P
SkaGirl rated for Flower Notecard - USA 🌸 on Jan 19, 2023
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Comment: Thank you! What a beautiful notecard!!!
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE this ATC and you did great with the watercolor pencils. They are fun, aren't they? And your notecard that you made is fabulous!!!!! I MUST know how you made the beautiful flower and leaves nd what product you used. Sooo beautiful.
Seely7 rated for Upcycled Christmas Card PC ~ Animals on Dec 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
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Comment: Pretty card, it reminds me of the cottage in the movie The Holiday with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
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Comment: Yikes! 7° in Texas is crazy! I hope those wool socks helped! Happy New Year!
Response: They did! Good old Amazon came through for me just in time. LOL.
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Comment: 7degrees!!! I didn’t realize Texas ever got that cold! Merry Christmas!
Response: It’s dumb. Haha. Fortunately, the cold doesn’t usually last long, just a few days at most.
luv2kraft rated for ATC glitter and shine on Dec 23, 2022
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Comment: Absolutely delightful.Thank you bunches.
Response: Yay! I’m excited to receive mine. I love me some sparkles!
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Comment: Thank you 🎄
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Comment: Hi Diane! What a cute doggy card! It is pretty cold here but not as bad as lots of places, so trying not to complain! I finally getting in a holiday mood, so that is good - I hope! LOL! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Arabella rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month ~ Nov ~ USA on Dec 10, 2022
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Comment: Great card, Diane, love the leaves! And the wooden one is really cute! Thank you so much! This will be a nice addition to my atc binder!
Response: I’m very glad you like it. I have a whole box of those wooden leaves and never used even one of them until this swap!
Robin1969 rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month ~ Oct ~ USA on Oct 17, 2022
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Comment: I love the ATC, thank you so very much!
Response: You’re welcome. It was nice sending to someone new to me. :)
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Comment: Ooh it’s so spooky, I love it! Thank you, it’s beautifully made and I like the fiber ‘fascinator’. I just realized you could lift up the heart to see the skull’s eyes!

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Comments

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2023:

MERRY CHRISTMAS

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:

xmas

Have a wonderful holiday!

sebastian122 on Dec 19, 2022:

I eat 1/4c every morning with breakfast and lemme tell you, it's REALLY hard to not eat the whole 2 pounds in the container.

Maybe for Xmas I'll treat myself. ;-)

sebastian122 on Dec 1, 2022:

Sadly, harmless. ;-)

sebastian122 on Oct 15, 2022:

You're such a sweetie!!

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2021:

MERRY CHRISTMAS

sebastian122 on May 30, 2019:

Thinking of you

VivaLaDiane on Apr 17, 2019:

I love you and I miss you my friend. xoxoxo♥

Paige1900 on Feb 18, 2019:

THIS

VivaLaDiane on Dec 18, 2018:

Just letting you know I was thinking of you. Merry Christmas lady!! May 2019 be our year!!! xoxo♥

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