Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2019 1:26 pm


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: November 15, 2019
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.


pynart2 rated for A list, note & Tea on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Loved your list and can't wait to try the Tea. Thank you so much,
Elenamarie rated for A Signature for our Home Book on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: I'm always excited when you are my partner, Barbara(Phebe). I light up when I see a package from you in my mail. I am "oooing" and "aweing" the little home book signature you made for me. I like the neutral colors and various papers you chose, especially the nice velum floral paper. You did a lovely job with light decor and paper flip ups and outs and tags for journaling on. Your little book gives me such inspiration! The little journal cards you shared with me and the personal touches with the note and hot cross buns recipe are delightful. The packaging was beautiful as always. Also the drawing on my envelope is quite charming. Is this your handiwork? It looks like you may have written Bab in the lower right hand corner? Quite impressive, indeed! And, it may seem trivial, but I absolutely love the Jane Austen quote postcard. I think I'm going to save that and use it on the front of the homebook once it's bound. Where did you get the postcard? I can tell this signature is filled with your love and care. I offer you the most πŸ’“ filled thank you!!!
Response: I was so happy to hear that you loved what I sent.I really enjoyed making it for you. The PC I got on Amazon. It's a collection of 100. called "From the desk of Jane Austin."Thank you for the the rating and heart. May you in deed have a wonderful day. Barbara (Phebe)
PaperPassion rated for Quill or Pen and Ink Letter on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Beautiful enclosed pocket and a lovely note.The tag will have a place of honor in my journal.I fear I will never be able to write with a quill as nicely as you do.Thank you so much.
Response: I really enjoyed swapping with you. I am glad you liked what I created. I hope to swap with you again.. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
DRMOM rated for SMSUSA: SNAIL Mail Art on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Wow! Your mail art was beyond amazing. Thank you so much for the beautiful happy mail. It is so beautiful! Great drawings - I like both of them.
Response: I really enjoyed this swap. I love drawing, so I am so happy you liked what I sent. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful Autumn day.bearnbabs
Comment: Dearest Phebe, I thank you kindly for your invitation to the ball and accept with much enthusiasm. Man hearts my dear. My favourite tea, and lovely roses. I do adore your robe you have embroidered so beautifully. Looking forward to seeing you at the Rose & Crown. Kindly your friend , L. Caroline.
Response: You are most welcome. I really enjoyed making this swap for you. Thank you for the rating and heart . ( L. Caroline, I do look forward to the ball and I look forward in seeing you. It will be a most joyous ocassion. Best regards, Phebe)
ShireSeamstress rated for A list, note & Tea on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful swap you sent me. I love the bibliophile notecards you and Pam use - so much so I bought some for myself and for a friend’s birthday 😊. And the Tea Stamp Book - LOVED!! What a fun, cute idea. Also loved the tea cup design on the envelope with my name and address inside. πŸ’•
Response: You are welcome.I enjoyed putting this together. thank you for the rating and heart. have a beautiful day. bearnbabs
Elenamarie rated for Harvest in Amberleigh on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you dearest Barbara for the drawing of the corn Dollie. It is lovely and much better than anything I could have drawn. Also, thank you for the Harvest prayer quote (a bit creepy having corn dollies intercede to god's), pretty fall colored botanicals stickers (love them!), and era fun ephemera cards. I would love to try the chocolate recipe, but it sounds a bit labor intensive to make myself. Ah, yes I jest. Truly, these were fun surprises. I'm always excited to receive mail from you!
Response: Elenamarie, So glad you liked what I sent. I had fun drawing the dollie, there were so many to pick from. I would really like to make one. I thought the chocolate recipe sounded wonderful. Thank you for the rating and heart.Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
RiverTopanga rated for QUICK Sender's Choice PC #5 USA on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Hi Barbara! Pretty butterfly PC :-) Love the Robert Frost quote. Thank you. You mentioned the holidays being just around the corner... Do you have holiday plans? Thank you again! Happy Swapping.
Response: Hello Leslie, Glad you liked what I sent. And thank you for the rating and heart. Yes, Im spending both holidays with family (abt 25) Do you have plans? Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
kpfree rated for Just for fun!! LOL on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Barbara I loved your swap just for fun!!! Thank you for sending it! I had a great laugh as I saw that wonderful drawing you sent over. I loved the idea of sending me what you look like as in a real photgraph as that added to it as well! Thank you and have a great Halloween!
Response: you are welcome, glad you liked what I drew. It was a fun swap. Thanks for the rating and heart. You too have a wonderful Halloween. bearnbabs
jeka396 rated for QUICK Sender's Choice PC #5 USA on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the vintage style PC...feel a need to get me one of those awesome sweaters now!
Response: Glad you liked the PC. Today its 58 here and I do have a sweater on. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a warm day. bearnbabs
Star7Lily rated for Colours of Georgian Fabric swap on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Dearest Barbara, I shall rate twice here, Hexagons 5heart & Colours of Georgian, I thank you so much for swapping partners and sending to me, I love the fabric choices & decorated envelopes, so lovely. Dear Phebe, thank you kindly for the most thoughtful of letters, I adore the precious hexagons & the strip of hazel nut fabric, it reminds me of a walk in the woods. I shall be soothed beneath my coverlet of quality. Fondest regards Lady Caroline. (Jane)
Response: You are most welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. I want to thank you and Anna for setting this swap up.I am really enjoying learning more about the Georgian era. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
duckymorgan rated for Whats on your Reading List? on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the long list! I hope you enjoy Where the Crawdads Sing, I loved it! The Lost Girls of Paris and a few of the others on your list are on my TBR too! Thanks for the kitty bookmarks and the "book mooch" card, I've never heard of it but it sounds perfect for me!
Response: We have similar interest. Glad you liked the list I sent. Thank you for the rating and heart, Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: Dear L. Elizabeth, Loved the beautiful Package you sent. The fabric is wonderful can't wait to make my coverlet. with regards Hester
user2148 rated for Colours of Georgian Fabric swap on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Such an amazing envelope stuffed with such treasure!! The fabric is stunning as is the sweet inclusions you added! Thank you so much for a beautiful package!! ❀️
Response: I am so happy you liked what I sent.Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day and week. bearnbabs
Elenamarie rated for A Postal At Home 2 on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Dearest Phebe, I had no idea you were my partner for this swap too! And I had just written you of the ball! Well, thank you for this delightful swap. The tea smells amazing! I really enjoy Harney and Sons products and these teas smell so full of flavor! Your note is light-headed and full of cheer. Everything was packaged so sweetly, and including the little thinking of you tea poem. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and more pressed leaves on the letter. Cheers to you, sweet Phebe!
Response: Dearest Maria, I so did enjoy making things. Iam so happy you loved what I sent..Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day and week. Regards, Phebe
AnnaM rated for Surprise Antiqued Envelope Swap on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Dear Barbara, I love the antique envelope you made for me, all the lovely extras and the way you packaged it so prettily made it the sweetest gift. Thank you! β™₯
Response: Dear Anna, I m so happy you liked what I sent;;;I wasn't quite sure I made it correctly. Thank you for the rating and heart.Have a great day. Phebe(Barbara)
Comment: Received your so cutely decorated envelope. I have to copy that - may I? Love the cards you sent also. Thank you very much!!! <3s
Response: Glad you liked what I sent & yes you can copy my envie...I found it on Clipart.Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Oh Phebe, you sure did a most beautiful job with the belly band for my journal. It is more lovely than I could have imagined. How on Earth did you make it? I love the soft, delicate, and feminine fabric, yet it's still sturdy and flexible. I love the added lace as well. I'm a big fan of a little lace. Thank you also for the leaf journal card, notecard, and heart. If I could give you ten hearts, I would. I'm touched by the care you took with this swap. Your note was lovely as well. I am most grateful. Your Georgette friend, Maria
Response: My dear friend Maria, I am so glad you liked the belly band. I used a piece of fabric and pounded flowers and leaves on it then I set it with an iron. then I glued it to a piece of card stock and added the lace. The heart was hand made paper. I really enjoyed making this for you.I just love this Georgian swap. Ihope we swap again. Best regards,Phebe (besrnbabs)
kpfree rated for Postcards With a Prompt #55 - US Only on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Barbara you probably have received my letter by now. It has been quite a summer. I was surprised to see that you were my swap partner for this swap! It was wonderful to see what you have written about yourself! I did not know you lived in Brazil! Thank you for being in this way! I enjoyed seeing things i did not know about you! Ill look forward to hearing from you sometime in the near future. I enjoyed your quote! Thank you for sending ti along to me! Ill look forward to hearing from you and we are in another Swap i see! We might be partners! Who knows? Looking forward to hearing from you in the future! Bye for now! Kyra
Response: Glad you liked what I shared with you. i wrote a letter to you on 7-11-19. did you rec. it? I haven't recd a letter from you since June. Would love to hear from you or me in another swap with you. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Kskollections rated for Whats on your Reading List? on Sep 26, 2019
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope you found a few books from my list you might like to read. Have a great day. bearnbabs

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CurlyTea on Apr 5, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

BLUR on Mar 10, 2019:

Excited to see what comes my way from a fellow Art teacher! β™‘ (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!" :)

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.

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