Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2020 10:12 am


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: December 5, 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.


January rated for USA: Face Time-November on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: The PC is absolutely lovely - you are so talented! Thank you for this addition to the face series collection :)
AnnaM rated for Ornament Swap on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Cousin Phebe, thank you so very much for the beautiful ornament. I should like to come to tea it has been a while since we've had a nice chat. Cousin Alice
Response: Dearest Alice, I am so happy you liked the ornament I sent and I would love your visit . Your Cousin Phebe Anna, Thank you for the rating and heart. Barbara
Comment: Thanks for sending this back to me with such beautiful leaves and extra PC! Since there are only 2 spaces left, I am going to use it for me Culaboration PC Round 11.Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry Update: Sorry that was supposed to be a 5 with a heart. Hugs!
Response: So glad you liked the leaves I sent from my front yard. I really enjoy making these Art PCS. Thank you for the rating. Keep safe and healthy. bearnbabs
Comment: What a lovely package! Thank you so much for such a delight. I enjoyed opening every part of the book- thank you so much!
Response: I am so happy you liked what I created. I have really enjoyed this group and all the new friends I have made. Everyone is so talented. Thank you again for your inspiration and time. Thank you for the rating and heart. Wishing you a wonderful December. Barbara
ScrapHappyGabi rated for TEA BAG HOLDER on Nov 30, 2020
Comment: Absolutely lovely swap! Thank you so much for this lovely tea bag holder and the yummy tea and goodies you've included! So precious!! Hugs and love Gabi
Response: So glad you liked what I sent. I really enjoyed making it. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe. bearnbabs
Star7Lily rated for Thaumatrope - optical Illusion Toy on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Dearest Phebe, I loved your written letter and the thaumatrope worked really well! Wow. Thank you so much. I will treasure it. I pray your daughter well and safe. xxx
Response: This was a fun swap.So glad you liked what I sent. And thank you for your prayers. And thak you for the rating and heart. Hugs Barbara
fairyduster53 rated for Blue Moon Ball Swap on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Lovely swap!! Thank you!!
Response: So glad you liked it. I really enjoyed making it for you. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe. Hugs bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you dearest Phebe, your card case is delightful. I send you hugs and many hearts, blessings xx
Response: I am glad you liked what I made. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful Sunday. Barbara/ Phebe
Star7Lily rated for Faux Glassine Bag on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you Barbara, I found all the lovely items for my journal intriguing. I liked that crochet star. Very sweet. Many hearts xx
Response: You are most welcome. I really enjoyed making these bags and sending a few surprises too. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. Barbara
user2148 rated for Pretty Letter Swap on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Oh, this is just gorgeous!! You went way beyond pretty, my friend! The folio is just splendid as are all the goodies you packed inside! So very blessed to be the recipient of such a bountiful gift and amazing letter. What a joy to read!! ❤️❤️
Response: You are welcome and I really enjoyed putting this together. Thank you for the rating and heart. Bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for AAAMA Colaboration PC Round 9 on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Loved your ET and the extra Post cards. Thank you so much.
Response: Glad you liked ET. This was a wonderful swap. Totally out of this world. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Phebe, Thank you for a glimpse into your life. Your journal was such an enjoyable read. The drawings and poetry made a lovely addition. With affection, Lady Elizabeth
Response: Lady Elizabeth, This was a joy to make I am so glad you enjoyed reading it .As an artist I had to include a few drawings. Once I return from my travels, do come fort tea. Best Regards, Phebe
AnnaM rated for Cursive Sampler on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Most impressive Phebe, the paper you wrote on was so pretty and a perfect background for your writing. Kind regards, Old Mary
Response: OldMary, I dyed my paper with Earl Grey tea and used my new quill and pen to show you that I am practicing my penmanship. I am not as graceful as I like, but will keep trying. Best Regards, Phebe
Comment: Barbara, this is such a lovely token! I love it!
Response: Anna, I so did enjoy making the token and am happy you like it. Thank you for the rating and heart. Barbara
AnnaM rated for A letter w/envie from one 6x6 paper on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Dearest Phebe, What a nice surprise to receive your letter today. Thank you for remembering the recipe for the lovely pie you entered into the fete. The apples on our trees are ripe for the picking and I shall try to procure cranberries so we may taste this delicious pie. With Affection, Elizabeth
Response: Dearest L Elizabeth, What better time to enjoy a Autumn dessert but when you can use fresh apples off your trees. . May you enjoy every delicious bite. Best regards, Phebe Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you!
Response: This was a fun swap. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Autumn Lantern on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Beautiful!! ❤️
Response: thanks and thank you for the rating and heart, bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Mini Bunting for your Journal on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bunting, the additional pieces to create more, your gorgeous tag and lovely letter!! Everything is perfect!! ❤️❤️
Response: You are most welcome, I had fun making it. Thank youfor the rating and heart, See you again at the mail box. bearnbabs
ScrapHappyGabi rated for For the love of Poetry on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: I shall treasure these!! I love both, especially your own Haiku! My journal will hold them safe!! Thank you so very much! I adore the presentation as well as the writing... so special!!!!! ~ Beckett T. Blackburn
Response: so glad you liked what I sent. I really enjoyed putting it together. Thank you for rating and the heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs (Phebe)
Comment: Gettin' a jump on winter? Adorable image!
Response: Glad you liked the PC. This is my favorite time of year. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs

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ScrapHappyGabi on Aug 28, 2020:

I Received a lovely ribbon for my poetry submission and I must say, I love it and will cherish it for years to come.

With much gratitude, Beckett Blackburn

user2148 on Aug 28, 2020:

You are just the sweetest!! 💕💕💕 Thank you so very much for the beautiful award ribbon you sent me for my submission to the Amberleigh Garden Fete! Such an unexpected surprise!! I love it 🥰 and the wonderful additions you sent for my journal as well - such a sweetheart ❤️ Thank you my dear friend!

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:

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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.

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