Swap-bot Time: December 13, 2017 2:58 am


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: December 12, 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.


Comment: Thank you for your card and pc's. I especially love the Great Smokey Mountain with the bear on it. Also I really appreciate you sending me your favorite quotes, I love learning new ones!
Comment: I love the pretty card and the post cards, all of them. Gave me a laugh to see the racing cats. The bus scene doesn't look happy. I wonder if they just met at their wedding. The Beatles were the greatest!!! Merry Christmas!
marles rated for What are you Thankful for? on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks!! I'd like to try making the relish.
Vickyen rated for Thanksgiving Survey on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Hi Barbara! So happy to have you as a partner again! Loved reading your Thanksgiving Survey - sounds like you will have a houseful but that you are very use to that, so no worries! Thank you so much for sharing your Mom's Sweet Potato recipe - I love them, so am going to give it a try!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Vickyen rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for the sweet doggie Christmas card and the book markers - they always come in handy! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
dawnakaulen rated for PH: "M" Is For on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Got part 1 today :)Thanks for all of the M PC's! I grew up in SF, so the Coit tower one (with the moon) is my favorite:)
minniepic rated for PH: What Is Series...BIG on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards and the card:)
nytetears rated for Map & Flag PC Sent Naked #2 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: thanks for the awesome card. I really like it
nc27614 rated for Animal Tangle November on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Sweet bear! Love all the tangles on him. Thanks. See ya at the mail box.
Comment: Thank you so much Barbara for the map of Pennsylvania! And it was extra special of you to include your favourite recipe. The amish chocolate crinkle cookies look so delicious - I'll have to try them this summer! I would love to try them today but unfortunately it is 40 degrees C, and the oven would make our house too hot! I think they would be amazing for christmas though... hopefully we get a cooler day sometime soon! Many thanks again, from Sophie :D
slckad rated for SMSUSA: Holiday Cookie Recipes on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: I'm so sorry it took me so long to rate you for this swap. The cookie recipes you sent were great and I'm looking forward to trying them this year! Thanks for sharing .
Response: YOU ARE WELCOME. HANK YOU FOR THE RATING & HEART , have a great day, bearnbabs
georgiafae rated for 9 LP - Playing Cards on Oct 29, 2017
Comment: Wonderful collection of cards. Love that you made a little theme to each one and that each card was different on the back-great vintage and other fun cards! Thanks for sharing-will be fun to add to my collection!
Response: Your welcome. I had a fun time making the PL. Have a great day. Thank you for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
duke4life rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs#8 on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: I love all of the postcards. Thank you so much!!!
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
AnnaL rated for PH: Send 6 Postcards (USA/Canada) #4 on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Barbara, thank you so much for all the wonderful postcards, I love all of them. I really appreciate it. Have a great week. AnnaL.
Response: Your welcome.. This was a fun swap. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
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.
Response: Glad you liked the Bats. I really enjoy drawing these tangles. HANK YOU FOR THE RATING & HEART. hAVE A GREAT DAY. BEARNBABS
simcoe54 rated for PH: Animal Postcards #2 on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great animal postcards and for joining this swap.
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
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! :)
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
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!
Response: You are welcome.Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day, bearnbabs
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😀❤️
Response: You are welcome. I really enjoy drawing these tangles. And hope you try the soup. Thanks for the rating & heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards and the extra bookmark.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating & the heart. Have a great 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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