Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 10:41 pm


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: August 3, 2020
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 6. 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. My twin sister moved in with me and she too is on Swap Bot (pynart2) .

.I've really enjoyed being apart of Swap Bot and I try to send out the swaps a few days after I receive 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 receive. 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 you an idea.

Favorite Books

I love reading most genre. Favorite books are - The Bible, The Red Tent, Babiyar, Night, The Notebook, French Women For All Seasons, Under The Tuscan Sun, Mutant Message Down Under, The Red Badge of Courage, The Last Lecture and most Mysteries. I read 50 books plus a year so there are to many to list.

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 recently cut the cord to my Comcast and now have Roku and I just love it. Some of my Netflix favorites are Ms. Fischer Mysteries, Call the Midwives, Father Brown Mysteries , The Crown and many others.

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

fountain pens (love writing letters) composition books Vintage hankies used or new postage stamps, cardboard coasters Art Deco Magazine PC & Black & White PC 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.


AnnaM rated for Flat Georgette Swap on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Phebe I so enjoyed hearing about your visit with Abigail. I loved seeing what the two of you got up to. Thank you for sharing, Old Mary
Response: So glad you liked my Abigail (Georgette) and our adventures. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks! I will add to this one and send it on in the next round! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you recd the PC, This has been great fun. Thank you for the rating and heart. See you at the mail box bearnbabs
christywebb rated for LSRUS:💓Stuffed Envie💓 on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Seriously, the envelope deserves a 5 <3 all by itself! Thank you for all the wonderful treasures that are perfectly matched to my profile. Love it all!
Response: Thank youfor your comments. Am so glad you recd. it and like what I sent, Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a nice day & keep safe. bearnabs
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Button Charms on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Dearest Barbara/Phoebe - thank you so much for your lovely email letter and the photos of your amazing button charms! They are so amazing! You are such an incredible crafter! ♥️ Jill / Priscilla
Response: Glad you liked my charms. I really enjoyed making them. It was a new craft for me . Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice day & stay safe. bearnbabs
Comment: Splendid entries! Each one exquisite and meticulously prepared! I wish you the best of luck and look forward to a slice of that lovely pie!
Response: I will try and save you a piece of pie. I am most pleased you liked my entries. We have much talent in our village og Amberleigh. I cannot wait to see al lthe entries. I wish you much luck all so. Thank you for the rating and heart.See you at the Fete.Phebe (bearnbabs)
kssunlover1947 rated for Cupcakes Galore 💟 on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent. The original and the resend. I liked it all even the ones that were off topic.
Response: So glad you got the resend and you liked it. Thnk you for the rating and heart. Have a great week and do keep safe during this crazy time. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt! I hadn't thought about the Gee's Bend quilts in a long time, this prompted a refresher. Appreciate the lovely detail put into this as well as the references to You've Got Mail, it made my day!
Response: So happy to hear you loved what I sent. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe. bearnbabs
lostinavalon rated for The WORK BAG swap on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful job very well done! Your embroidery looks so nice and the lining of your bag is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your photos with me!
Response: Thank you. I really enjoyed making the bag. The flowers I embroidered are in my back yard. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice day and keep safe. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks! I will continue with the botanical theme and send it on in Round #5. Thanks too for the Arrow Bookmarks! They will be put to good use! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hi there, Glad you liked what we made. And that you can use the bookmarks. I am also your partner in Round 5 & just put it in the mail. Thank you for the rating and heart. I really enjou seeing what everyone is creating. Keep safe. bearnbabs
Comment: What a beautiful mask and gown, loved your i matching invitation also. An event to remember for years to come, Dear sister.
Response: Dearest sister, I am glad you liked the invitation. I chose my gown to represent my lovely flowers. You know how love my gardens. Phehe Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice day, bearnbabs
Star7Lily rated for Midsummer Masque Dance Card on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: My dear Phebe, Barbara, what a beautiful dance card. I loved the lace and the pretty dance steps from the ladies within. I look forward to seeing you in your apricot and reticule. Take care my dear, Lady Caroline, Jane
Response: So glad you liked the dance card, I had fun making it and I too am looking forward in seeing you at the Masque ball. Best regards, Phebe Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
denisedecker58 rated for Covid - 19 on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Continue to be safe!
Response: You too keep safe. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
squince rated for Covid - 19 on Jun 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks
Response: your welcome.bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Scrap Tags on Jun 3, 2020
Comment: Beautiful little tags!! I love how colorful they turned out! I’m glad we both had a chance to use up all those scraps - I don’t ever throw anything out either! Lol ❤️❤️
Response: Oops! I should have checked before sending the resend. Glad you got them. I really enjoyed making them.It's amazing how each has it's own message and you really don't know how they will come out/ Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
Star7Lily rated for Botanical Printing #1 Swap on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Many many thanks Barbara, the results are a great first attempt, and really look forward to your next printing to see what hails. As the season wears onward, the tannins will get stronger in the leaves. So it might just be the early season timing. Keep going. xxx j
Response: This was a fun swap, which I will try again. Thank you for the the rating and heart. Have a nice day. bearnbabs
January rated for USA: Face Time-May on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: This card is absolutely lovely! You draw so amazingly - she has such a wonderful air about her, and you nailed the hairstyle. Love it, thank you :)
Response: Glad you liked the Gibson Girl. I saw in your profile you liked vintage. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice day. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for Botanical Printing #1 Swap on May 29, 2020
Comment: Love Love your prints, can't wait to try this again with you. What fun. Thanks again sis.
Response: This was a fun swap. Glad you liked my prints, can't wait to try it again. Thank you for the rating and heart. have a nice day. bearnbabs
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Making May Flowers on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your lovely paintings with me! You are so talented! ♥️ Hugs, Jill (Priscilla)
Response: So glad you liked what I painted. And thank you for the rating and heart, Stay safe and healthy. bearnbabs/ Phebe
RedheadLady rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #9 on May 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Star7Lily rated for Teabag Shaped Tags on May 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you dear Barbara , International post is slow of late! Hope you are keeping well. I love the teabag tags. xxx
Response: I am so glad you finally got them. Covid19 has changed a lot of our lives, but I feel positive that it will get better. Thank you for the rating and heart. Stay safe and healthy. bearnbabs

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 918 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
876 1031 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
14 380 482 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


pynart2 on Apr 10, 2020:

Dearest Phobe, Today is a very windy and cool day, but it is also a beautiful day with every ones gardens in bloom, what a wonderful time of year, don't you agree. We must meet and go for a stroll through town to see all the gardens. with regards, Hester.

bearnbabs on Apr 10, 2020:

![Vintage Flowers}(http://clipart.com/images/vase-of-vintage-flowers-clipart-1.png

Star7Lily on Apr 5, 2020:

Happy Birthday Phebe, Barbara with love lady Caroline

AnnaM on Apr 5, 2020:

Happy Birthday Dearest Phebe!

With Fond affection, Lady Elizabeth, Old Mary and Jenny Wren

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

CurlyTea on Apr 5, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

BLUR on Mar 10, 2019:

Excited to see what comes my way from a fellow Art teacher! ♡ (This is my first SB swap! Vocabulary from my book PC)

MisplacedfromPA on Aug 10, 2018:

I feel so blessed to have a friend like you. Thank you for making me a wonderful reusable tote bag that I have declared my Beach Bag. Its huge! The inside pocket is perfect for my phone and goodies I keep in a plastic bag. Thank you also for the well wishes for my birthday (inside the card) and my upcoming trip to the ocean. I will always remember my 50th with such a fine present sent from your heart. HUGE HUGS.

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!" :)

Login to leave a comment now!