Swap-bot Time: April 9, 2020 8:24 pm


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: April 9, 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 Black Backgrounds on Apr 6, 2020
Comment: The florals on black are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for this PC :)
Response: So glad you liked the postcard. I really enjoyed creating it. Thanks for the rating and heart. Keep safe and healthy. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for ATC Silhouette and a letter Swap on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter you sent and the bits it contained. Everything is wonderful and will become a perfect addition to my journal! Much appreciated!! ❤️❤️
Response: You are most welcomed. I can't wait to see every ones silhouette. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe. bearnbabs
Larina rated for USA: Face Time-March on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: I love Inuyasha!!! Thanks so much! You should draw anime more, you're very good at it!
Response: I am so glad you liked what created. I try to make each PC a personal keepsake, by looking at my partners profile. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe and healthy and I may be your partner again sometime. until then....bearnbabs
ShabbyJules rated for Postal Herbal Round 3 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Such a beautifully crafted little swap made my day thank you
Response: I really enjoyed drawing this swap. I even made two more cards for myself with the Lavender #1 and Rosemary #2 so I would have a complete collection. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe and healthy. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Teabag Holder Tag on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Oh, what a darling little package! Everything so beautifully coordinated! I love the tag holder and the additional tags you sent, such a lovely letter and recipe - and you are so right! That is the perfect tea for a rainy day, I did so enjoy every sip! ❤️❤️
Response: I am so glad you liked what I sent. I really enjoyed making it for you. Thank you for the rating and heart.Keep safe and healthy. bearnbabs
Comment: Barbara ,received your home book today and I really love everything you did with it.The poem is especially lovely.Thank you so much for all the time and hard work you put into it.I fell very lucky to have received such a wonderful signature.
Response: I am so happy you liked the signature I made for you. The cover was made from one of the napkins I recd. in another swap. I just love these swaps. Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope your doing ok, keep safe and healthy during these crazy times. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Hexie, they will be lovely in my coverlet.
Response: I am so happy you liked what I sent. I cant wait to see everyone's coverlets. Thank you for the rating and heart.Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Dinkyde rated for P&M Touristy Postcard Swap on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Wall St PC
Response: Thanks bearnbabs
Comment: I love the dinosaur and the dinosaur-age theme this is taking.
Response: Glad you liked the dino. and thank you for the rating and heart, I just love this swap. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: Such beautiful specimens you sent! I appreciate the care in which you always take with your swaps! Thank you for the bonus ephemera as well - simply beautiful! I look forward to our tea date and your lovely lemon scones! ❤️❤️
Response: You are most welcome. It was difficult to find a nice selection, but my quilting friends came thru.I too look forward to our visit. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful Sunday. bearnbabs
AnnaM rated for Poetry in a Pretty Pocket on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Phebe, Thank you for sharing your love of poetry. I think you may give Byron a run for his money! I loved the poem you wrote. Your swaps are always so thoughtfully done and I appreciate the love you put in to each of them. Elizabeth
Response: You are most welcome. So glad you loved my poem and what I sent. I do try to make each swap special. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great dau every day. Barbara (bearnbabs)
user2148 rated for Scrap pads on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing papers! All of them will be perfect additions to my journal!! Much appreciation and love my friend! ❤️
Response: Hello dear friend, Glad you liked what I sent and that you can use it. Thank you for thr rating and heart. Have a great day every day.Barbara. Phebe (bearnbabs)
Autist rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #5 on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Those are great movie choices. A lot of classics!!
Response: Glad you liked my movie list...they are some of my favorite.Thank you forthe rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
kolasx rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you! ♡ I look forward to trying out your recipe :D
Response: You are welcome.Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Artstamper rated for USA: Face Time-February on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: love the beautiful face on this steampunk woman.So much neat detail, thank you!
Response: You are most welcome. I drew her just for you. I love these swaps.Love seeing what everyone comes up with. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
nannydino rated for Partner's Zodiac PC on Feb 23, 2020
Comment: Hi Barbara thank you for the handmade Aquarius PC...I really love it ! Happy February swapping peace love light
Response: You are welcome. I had a great time drawing it for you. Have a wonderful day every day. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Beautiful start! I look forward to adding to it and sending it along in a future round,
Response: You are welcome. I look forward in seeing what you've added. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day/ bearnbabs
rosehippo rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #4 on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Lovely card, and lovely songs.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day everyday. bearnbabs
dvmac rated for Year of The Rat on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Excellent job Barbara. That rat's got lots of personality! Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome. I really enjoyed drawing it for you. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Allylu rated for Quick Post card Swap on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for resending. It came really fast. I love Dr. Zhivago - the movie as well as Sleepless in Seattle and Kate & Leopold. I have also read Jane Eyre and seen the movie. I'm not a big fan of Nicholas Sparks' books, but his movies make me cry.
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart.Have a great day every day. bearnbabs

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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.

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!

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