Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2018 10:08 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: August 19, 2018

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Many of you here have swapped with this talented lady, @cmdunderground What you might not know about her is that she has struggled for years to be free of an abusive husband. If you feel, as I do, that she deserves our support, please share her GoFundMe account on your social media sites. And if you feel so inclined, please help by donating to her fund. Thank you all♥ MovingOn**

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Here is the link for the book I wrote: Seventy Times Seven

Hello, it's me!

Here is who I am, all in living color! Pinterest I'd have put it at the top where it belongs, but it won't post up there!

I'm a 64-year-old Christian woman, love country living, and I'm a hard-core bookworm! I collect antique books (esp old Bibles). My oldest Bible was printed in 1883.

I love old things, and still have my old stamp collection that Dad helped me start when I was a kid.

I can't sing worth a nickle, but I love music.

I like to feed the birds and wildlife around our home.

We have a beautiful black Labrador who is too smart for his (our!) own good!

I've been married to my sweetheart for 5+ years. We had both lost our previous spouses to death. We enjoy traveling, and have cruised to The Bahamas, Mexico, and have gone to Hawaii several times. Hawaii is always nice:)

I like good clean jokes, meeting new people, vintage cars, snow, the beach, and chocolate.

I've recently discovered that I love sea salt and caramel!

My favorite color is purple, but I also like pink, green, red...really, anything but orange and brown.

Things I dislike are anything to do with horoscopes, homosexuality, the devil, skulls, death, psychic stuff, Halloween.

I'll never join any swaps for lotions, bubble bath and the like, because I'm very allergic to all of it.

What is the appeal of kale? I see so many articles about how great kale is. Kale is nasty!

Favorite Music

Adele, Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, 50's hits Phillip Phillips--I could listen to his song "Home" all day long! I also like The Righteous Brothers, Patsy Cline, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams SR, not JR! Randy Travis, awesome singer.

When I was 15, I had plans to marry Neil Diamond, but he never asked! Shy, I guess.

I like the sound of Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Train.

If you want to hear an incredible version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, look up Etta James and get her to sing it for you. Guaranteed to thrill your soul♥

Favorite Television

Love all the old Murder, She Wrote shows, as well as McGyver. Enjoy the X Factor and American Idol. That's about it for TV. I'm not much of a TV watcher. Well, also love all of the old MASH shows! They were great! In the Heat of the Night was really good, too.

Favorite Books

I'll buy anything by Debbie Macomber; she is a consistently fabulous writer! I like all the Sue Grafton mysteries. In fact, I have every one that she's written! I've recently got hooked on the Spencer Quinn mysteries. They're written from the perspective of the dog, and they are really, really good! Francine Rivers is an excellent author. I also like Max Lucado, Robin McGraw

Two books that I have read multiple times, and loved them each time, are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Celia Garth.

I love words!

Words fascinate me! I will play any word game that you can come up with! I'll even play Scrabble with myself. I am also a published writer. I belong to WordWeavers Portland East Writing group.

About Me

Here are some of the things that I love:

Old letters from estate sales, old written postcards, stamps, old books, especially old Bibles. Vintage magazines. If it is old and smelly, I'll love it, lol! Just don't send me your great-uncle Jack!

blank card stock in neutral colors

Bitten by the Bug!

I've been bitten by that washi bug! I managed to escape it for a long time, but it got me after all. I don't yet have a lot to swap, but I've a feeling that will change soon! I'm specifically looking for vintage looks, typewriters, cameras, books, writing, word themed tapes. But I also like feathers, flowers, animals, the ocean/beach, vintage kitchen tools, birds, Black Labradors, and purple polka dots♥

Tea For Two?

I like tea; there are not many I dislike. Green tea does nothing for me. Yes I know it's supposed to be good for me, but so is kale, and you all know how I feel about that!

In my tea canister, there is Constant Comment, Earl Grey Double Bergamot, Ginger Peach, Raspberry, and Mint. Fruity, minty, or spicy, that's what I like.


Solstice3 rated for FS: Flat Happy Mail #2 on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful purple swap, I love the card you made, such a great idea which I'm sure I will be borrowing! I love the washi tape samples the feather one is particularly nice! The tea will go down nicely too :D Hope you have a great day!
Response: Thank you for the swift and kind rating! I'm so glad you liked everything♥ I hope your day is great, too.
kacka rated for Washi Tape Swap #1 on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: Hi, thank you for a great washi swap and the notecard with nice text:), we are having summer without spring but now in the middle of summer holiday it is rather too much, too hot, the shame is that it does not rain and the flowers are so dry even ve try to water the garden as much as possible yes, i am in Swap bot nearly 11 years, it is incredible:)), i love the place of swapping and people having the same hobby
Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you like it♥
Jsereg001 rated for Vintage Recipes on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: I am excited to read your book and I appreciate it and the recipe that you sent!!
Response: Oh, thank you so much! I hope you had a good trip♥
Comment: Thanks for the recommendation of this book! It sounds like one, living here in Alaska, would be a good one for me to pick up! People from as far away as CA, died in the 1964 Tsunami. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hi, Sherry, thanks for the great rating. Yes, that book will make you think, all right. Have you been to Earthquake Park in Anchorage? I saw it in the seventies. I wish I still had the pictures!
BeckyG56 rated for Washi Christmas Ornaments/July on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: These are SO CUTE!! Very festive! I love the little bell on the ribbon, these are very creative. Many hearts! I've enjoyed this swap, thanks for hosting it! My tree is going to look mahvelous!
Response: Oh, thank you, Dahling! I'm so glad you are enjoying these swaps! As soon as I get back from the lake, I'll post the August swap. Hugs to you♥
Comment: Oh my I love your photos and how you did the cards! Thank you so much ! They are just breath taking pictures!
Response: Thanks, Jo! And thank you for rating me so generously♥
Moni rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Sampler - FLOWERS on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice samples :)
AmookIslandCreations rated for Tea and a Note 9 on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful washi card and envie! Thanks too for the two types of lemon tea! They are greatly appreciated! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the nice rating. Hugs back atcha from Oregon♥
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Washi Popsicles on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: My ever-so-creative friend. You have made me another beautiful card. I love your three mini popsicles!! For all your struggles, they came out so adorable! :)
Response: Thank you, Beth♥
LadyJo rated for Yard Sale Surprise for July on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Oh I love the journal you sent to me! I will love using this! I will remember you each time I see it too! Thank you so much! I hope you run this swap again because I like it!
Response: I'm so happy you like it, Jo! Yes, I'll do it again for August and September. Thanks for a great rating♥
JenniferJo rated for SWL ~ Summer Reading PC #6 on Jul 13, 2018
rarjones rated for CF: Paper Quilt Card (Herringbone) on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: very nice job on the card technique! I love the little butterfly too:) I will try that tea on my next "can't stay asleep night" which happens routinely for me. I hope your back gets better quickly but as long a you can't go full force enjoy the rest time:)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating, Rose! I realized after I'd sent it that I think I was supposed to put the strips right side up, not the other way! Thank you for your good wishes about my back. Hugs to you♥
LadyJo rated for CF- Fly Your Flag on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: I love the note cards! You make awesome looking cards! I love the washi tape!
Response: Thank you for your sweet compliments, Jo♥ I think they are so much fun. I appreciate the great rating. ♥
Comment: I LOVE them!!! The washi you used is beautiful! They will be perfect little swap cards! Thank you for hosting such a Blast from the Past!!!
Response: What fun they were! I should do that one again. Thank you for such a good rating♥
LadyJo rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Pen Pal Letter on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness what a hoot how you sent my letter! I just laughed and my daughter was like what! I can't wait to show my husband! LOL! I love your letter! Great washi tapes used! I think I will put your letter into protective sheets because it is a hoot too! It's also encouraging as well!
Response: I had to get creative with that packaging, Jo! The lady at the post office said, "Too bad your friend can't afford to buy waxed paper!" I'm glad you liked it, and especially glad it tickled your funny bone. Thank you so much for your good rating♥
LadyJo rated for Homesteading Booklist! on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great list of books! I enjoyed hearing what you thought of the books you read! Thank you too to the really neat Fall photo card!
Response: You're welcome, Jo, and thank you for rating so nicely♥
sabbysteg rated for The Power of Words on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Willow is such a nice word. :) It's soothing, kind of like willow's bark. This would be a neat handmade PC swap to put words that fascinate you on the face and decorate and explain why on flip side...
Response: Thank you, Sabrina, for the 5 and the heart. Yes, I like your idea for the pc swap. One of us should do that;)
Jolene1986 rated for Share YOUR sweet country life on Jul 2, 2018
LadyJo rated for FS: Tea and a cheery note! on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Very nice note card with the tea! I think it turned out lovely! Also, glad for the blackcurrant tea, this is a new one for me! Thank you so very much!
Response: You're welcome, sweetie! Thank you for rating me so nicely♥
clutterfree rated for Yard Sale Surprise for June on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Tere...THANK YOU for hosting these fun yard sale swaps!! I LOVE this mini journal treasure you found for me :) How amazing that you even had a heart shaped floral memo note to match it perfectly...as I always say to my kiddos..."gotta love it when a plan comes together!" Thanks so much friend! Hugs across the miles!...Charlene
Response: Yay, that's great, Charlene! Thank you for such a nice rating. Hugs back to you♥

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lvpoohbr2 on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely card from the Christian Friends group! Yellow is my second favorite color and pink is my first. It definitely made me smile!! I’m so excited to be a part of this positive group. Ü

LahDeeDah on Aug 8, 2018:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

AmookIslandCreations on Aug 1, 2018:

Hi! Yes, I have been to earthquake park a lot. Did they have the Coastal Trail built when you were here? You can walk all the way from downtown to Earthquake Park, on a wide paved one lane road. Even though it has been over 50 years, the landscape is still just as tortured and you can still see broken buildings at Portage. I have a bunch of books about it. They even built an IMAX where you can feel the seats move with the power of the earthquake, while they show you pics of it. You have to set everything down, on the floor, so you don't hurt yourself, while the trembler is going on. Even though I was sitting in a comfortable chair, it is still quite the experience. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

LindaW on Jul 26, 2018:

Thank you for remembering my birthday!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 7, 2018:

Thank you for the octopus cards. They are super cute. It was so nice of you to think of me.

LadyJo on Jun 29, 2018:

Beautiful Washi Ornaments you sent me! Thank you so much! They are really nice! Thank you for sharing!

glennasgarden on Jun 21, 2018:


Bucket on Jun 8, 2018:

Thanks, it's good to be back! Yes, that's definitely one of my favorite books. :)

smadronia on Jun 2, 2018:

Thank you for the bookmark from the Washi WOW! May WTA! I think it's one of the greatest uses of a thick washi I've seen in a while, and I love classic cars :)

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