Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2017 2:55 pm


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: October 14, 2017
Birthday: April 5, 1942
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a retired art teacher and love to draw, do zentangles, postcards, atc's, any kind of needlework and quilting. I love recycling & creating.Love making visual journals. I'm a widow and live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia ,with my Norwegian Elkhound named Mani. who is now 5 I have an English garden and Vetg. garden during the summer. I love working in the soil and I love being out doors. I love all types of flowers. I have 3 grown children & 5 grandsons. My favorite color is blue. My sister & I are working on a special quilt about all the soliders in our family, starting with the colonial mitia to date. I also love writing poetry.

.I've really enjoyed being apart of Swap Bot and I try to send out the swaps afew days after I recieve my partners names. So if you don't receive one from me, please let me know so that I can resend. I take my rating very seriously, because I try and send out what I would like to recieve. I don't like flakers...when someone is late just let me know...life can get in the way of creativity, but not to answer an e-mail is just plain ...not nice.

Favorite Music

I grew up with a singer father and a mother who played the piano. So I love thirties & forties music. But I love soft jazz, piano music, some opera and definitely country. I love to listen to Easy Listening music on TV. And I love to dance. Someof my favorite songs are: My Melancholy Baby, When I Fall In Love, As Time Goes By,Three Times A Lady, Dream Alittle Dream of Me, Wrapped Up In You, Besame Mucho, Monday, Monday, Walking After Midnight, "409" and Ole Red. I love all types and the list is longer, but this will give an idea.

Favorite Books

I love reading Rita Mae Brown mystery's , fun mysteries based in Va. , all Dan Brown books - it causes you to think out side the box , Jennifer Chiaverini- based on a Quilting Retreat & peoples lives, Frank MeCourt- Angela's Ashes, Mary Alice Monroe- Time Is A River , Harry Potter series and others.

Favorite Movies

I like Romantic movies- Sleepless In Seattle, Notting Hill, An Officer An A Gentleman, Brigette Jones Diary etc.. But I also enjoy other types like Out Of Africa, Gorillas In The Mist, The Note Book, The Last Emperor, The Sound Of Music etc I guess I like all types. How could I forget Harry Potter & Indiana Jones. Dahhh!

Favorite Television

I don't watch alot of TV but I do enjoy Castle, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, , Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Revenge and Where Do I Come From , PBS station and Antiques Road Show. Must add PBS-Net Flix " The Commander".And now Dowton Abbey and The Midwives,.

Favorite Crafts

I like creating. I love all kinds of needle work, crocheting, embroidering, quilting (all types).& sewing. I love to draw, & paint. I make my own cards, ATC, envelopes & Postcards. My sister & I make purses , throws & Teddy bears from mens neckties.Presently, I've found a whole new world in Journaling and I'm just loving it.I also take forest driftwood and paint santas that I see in the wood naturally. I also like making my own journals, mini file albums & pocket letters.

What I Love

Birds chirping in the early morn. Fresh mountain air Smell of Lavender in bloom The Sun on my face My Big Red dog Bear & now Mani My family I love recycling & creating something new Walking in the sand in bare feet The smell of the forest in the Fall The many colors of Fall When the first snow flake falls An Ice Storm (It looks like a Fairytale land) Love working in my garden Stamp collecting Seeing a double rainbow Hearing the distant whistle of a train Love Kick Boxing Postmarked PC'S from around the world Blue of any shade

Wish List

gel pens & fountain pens (love writing letters) composition books Vintage hankies used or new postage stamps, postcards, Love Art Deco & Art Neuveau cardboard coasters journals stationary chocolate love handmade items smashed souvenir pennies

Not so nice:::

I was flaked by Hannah Dodd (alabaster)- on Swap - "Art Journal for Beginners Edited" from Oct 10, 2011 I waited til Nov 14th...no journal recd I was flaked by Stephanie Thompson(purplecircles) - on 3x3 Paper Bag Art Journal Pages Round #2 . Dealine to send swap was Nov3, 2011. I emailed her on Nov 28 & recd no reply Jan 11, 2011 Angel Flaker is Craftingdiva on my Angel journal for Art Journal for Beginners from Oct 31, 2011. I was flaked by minniepic ( Denise Kemp) on the Group: Spell A Word PC -USA Only April 2012. I was flaked by - lotti02 (Charlotte Blanchard) on the Group: E-Envie of Fun March 24, 20212 I was flaked by (karenvanita) Vanita Smith on my PBP Blue, Turq & gold SWap of Aug 31, 2012. I was flaked by JimVav for the Wild Cat ATC# 6- Lynx of Sept 22. I was flaked by Jutta Koenig for Book Page Atc #9 Valenntines Swap of Feb 4, 2013 I as flaked by IskanDetia Nov 2013- Tea Kit Swap.


A thank you goes out to all the Angels out there: smmarrty for the 3x3 paper bag journal For those who came forward to give me my 5x7 Art Journal...Thank you Taco5518 bobgrl topshelf43 VioletLove Faeorian Moonlightjade Pandessa I want to Thank Margothecat & SusieQ11 for angeling me for the Spell A Word PC I want to thank jandmterry for angeling me for Group-E-Envelope of Fun. I want to thank sewcrazy for angeling me my 7 & 8 of hearts. I want to thank Gwillisinc for angeling me, my 5x7 PBP Blue,Turq. Gold swap Oct 2012 I want to Thank Aumonoe for angeling me the Book Pg ATC #9 from 2013. I want to thank tatipop for angeling me my Tea Kit from Nov 2013. I want to thank CrystalZ for angeling me for my "Pick 3 Swap" from Sept 2015.


Artstamper rated for Animal Tangle October on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: I really like the bat with the city in the background. I did however think the "cute" one was adorable and it made me smile. I also liked the pop of color on the moon in both of them. Thanks so much for both your efforts.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Animal Postcards #2 on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great animal postcards and for joining this swap.
laterdayze rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail September 2017 on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Hi Barbara - thank you for all the goodies! I love the sticker beads and the note card the best. So pretty! :)
Onyx rated for PH: 2-4-6-8 on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: you are so right this was a super fun swap! i loved the challenge and enjoyed what you sent, especially the bookmark and the design card. thank you!
Jamnj rated for Animal Tangle September on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: That is one beautifully done owl! Thank you so much. I am excited about trying the onion soup recipe too. It's one of my favorite soups. If I am in a restaurant and they have it, I'll order it AND whatever else I want for dinner just because it's Onion Soup! Looking forward to making it, I just put red onions on my list because I only have one! Thanks again😀❤️
Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards and the extra bookmark.
Akanksha23 rated for PH: "C" Is For on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Barbara, thank you so much for the Outer Banks Lighthouse postcard. I did not have this one, so I am thrilled to get it. Shirley
Coss rated for State you DON'T live in PC #3-US Only on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Got your Ohio postcard. I think you were supposed to send one from N.D.
slckad rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail: August 2017 on Aug 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great happy mail items that you sent me! I too am looking forward to the fall season!! <3
Whimsy1 rated for 9LP - Let's Really Trade on Aug 24, 2017
Comment: TY! Love all the Disney!
Ganell rated for Magpie Journal U.S. - Summer 2017 on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Barbara, thank you for such a beautitful journal. I have been going thru it several times now and enjoying it more each time. I looooove it! What a fun swap and I'd definitely like to get you as a partner in another swap anytime. Happy swapping...
Response: Glad you liked the journal, I really had fun putting it together. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks for the generous stash contributions, you have some fun finds!
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
marles rated for ME: A TO Z on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks!! Sorry for late rating. Misplaced a few swaps.
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
BusyB rated for 9 Little Pockets of Fabric! on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the wonderful PL full of fabric that I love! Lucky me! Great job on what you chose and I will definitely use them. I especially love the summer paper dollie you made just for me on back ,the nice note and embellishment. Many hearts to you my new friend! <3 Hope you are enjoying summer as well, have a great day!
Response: Your welcome. I thought this was a fun swap. Glad you liked the paper doll. And thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs. Looking forward to trying the recipe.
Response: Your welcome. I enjoyed picking the ATC's just for you. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Artstamper rated for Animal Tangle August on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Love your lizard, he is so cute. The leaves are a great idea, wish I thought of it. They add so many more tangles. Thank you for him and the extras. Blessings, Joan
Response: Love this swap and I thought the leaves really added something. Glad you liked it, Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
slckad rated for Easy Friendly Swap on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great "Easy Frienddly" swap items! I loved everything! I will be replying soon.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
slckad rated for A To Z Questions on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a great letter! The A to Z questions were very good as a getting to know all about you letter! I will reply as soon as I can! I would be glad to be your pen friend!
Response: Your welcome. I thought it was a neat way of getting to know someone. I look forward in hearing from you. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day every day. bearnbabs

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ladydy5 on Feb 25, 2017:

Welcome to 9 Little Pockets!

USAFwife on Jan 30, 2017:

I LOVED the art work on the envelope you used to send my swap! The dog letter carrier and the cat on the back - they're great! Did you do them? Even our mail carrier commented on "how cool it is to see interesting mail!" :)

Heirloom on Jul 4, 2016:

.....Happy July 4th!.....

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 14, 2016:

Thank you for the birthday card, ATC's, and the kitty mail art you sent me for my June AATW wishlist. It was so nice of you to think of me on my birthday.

bbsporty on Jun 14, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful package of bookmarks and notecards you sent me from my S & W June Wish List!

sherba31 on Jun 13, 2016:

Thanks so much for the incredible mail art you sent for AATW June! I love the birds you drew! Thanks for the pcs - of course I love the unicorn one. =) Really made my day.

Babsmomof5 on Jun 13, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of postcards for my AWG Wishlist! I absolutely loved your artwork on the envie too!

pkpeace on May 31, 2016:

Dear Barbara, Thank you for the beautiful card, the saying on it really hit home for me, I'm keeping it in a special place. The quote from Pooh is a favorite of mine too! Thank you for such kindness during a very difficult time. I truly appreciate it. xo Patty

susieq11 on May 17, 2016:

Thank you for sending me the cute birthday card and postcards for AATW May!!! Yay!!! : )

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