Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 3:16 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: January 29, 2023
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

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I am married with 1 daughter and 1 grand daughter, 3 fur kids..( 2 fat cats and 1 skinny yarn loving cat . ornery cat crossed the rainbow at 18 yrs old ) I retired in 2016 and now just a full time caregiver for my hubby. I love swapping but sometimes taking care of my hubby gets in way of my rating,ect. A gentle reminder please when I am late on rating.

With hubby needing more attention, I am limiting how many swaps I do so I can get them out on time. I am open to private swaps.If we talked about one but I didn't get back to you, recontact me. If hubby is being more challenging, I go into survival mode and forget my fun stuff.

Traveling now is on respite time...no worries about hubby then.:) I have almost got one bucket list done of being in all 50 states. Alaska and Hawaii is the last ones on the list. Virus allowing...Alaska in 2021.(NOT) Trip got canceled due to Canada not wanting international boats in their water...totally understand..maybe 2022? Tried to go on a cruise in Hawaii in Feb,2022. Guess what happened. Canceled 3 weeks before cruise date. Boo hoo :(.

About Me

I'm a Christian. I like sewing with fabric creating quilts out of other people's leftovers. Most of my quilts go out to local needs.

I was a Girl Scout Troop leader from 1993 to 2019. I am born and raised in South Dakota growing up on a farm.I still live in SD. I have 5 sisters and 1 brother with 11 nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews.

10/30/2020 I lost the addy for 2 of my penpals. A gal in Australia and a gal in Texas. If you read this, contact me as I want to continue to write. the covid sent me in a tail spin and I lost your addys. :(

My respite time is spend going on guided tours creating a ton of pictures for 'wish I could create' paintings.

2019 respite was Iceland. Loved the country...air is so clean there!! saw the Northern lights..:)

My 2022 respite trip was Israel in July. (a bucket list item) Beautiful country in a desert way.There is so much history. After hearing hebrew spoken for a week, hearing english at home felt weird. I would go back to visit again if able.

Favorite Music

I like the music from the 70's, ethic music and christian .

Favorite Television

When I watch TV, it is CSI type shows. Trying to figure out how they do the lab work interest me. Also seeing 'lab rats' taking down criminals is so funny to me as a former 'lab rat'.

I also like to watch home improvement shows that center on upcycling things. Gives me ideas that are affordable to do.too.

Favorite Crafts

I love work with fabric..creating something of beauty and usefulness from scraps. The scraps make cool kid bags, pencil pouches for operation Christmas Child boxes, book covers and warm quilts for local needs. Sewing calms my soul.

I like to do crazy quilting with beads, lace & ribbons ect but that is in the summer. The cold here makes my hands hurt too much then.

I love using cotton yarn to make clothes and afghans for myself and family members who can't wear synthetic threads. The leftovers become wash cloths. Any color will work. I use yarn gotten in Good Will or rummages to make loom knit hats that are given away. The leftovers are put into colorful afghans that are also given away.

I took up painting after becoming an empty nester. Now that I am retired ..painting time is harder due to hubby's needs increasing.

fun stuff

I love beads, buttons, yarn,ribbons and fabric.

COLLECTIONS: magnets....state ones...need Delaware

key chains....need Delaware.

recycled bags from national parks

postcards: local color, ethic, maps, paintings, national parks,

(love what you send as long as it is not x rated) As traveling gets harder for my husband, armchair travel by postcards is the way I fill my wandering spirit. At times now during respite time..I take bus tours now.

I love to get small coins and canceled stamps from international trades.

Lately I am finding goofy postcards funny...like the state bird is a 'skitter'. LOL. Or as an example...bears loving more tourists as they are tasty. One that I got in northern Michigan with gals in long johns posing as swim suit models give me a laugh.

In fabric swaps...I lean towards brights but can use all colors in my sewing

not wanted stuff

I am allergic to all perfumes, peanut butter, coffee and artificial sweeteners. Also can't eat wheat products now. My allergies...the gift that keeps on giving. :( So please do not send me any of these.) Please no Santa Claus's

I now can't handle wool yarn. It is very hard to breath around it. :(

for yarn swaps that make personal wear items, they need to be made of cotton please. Hobby Lobby carries a nice wt cotton that works up like a dream.... If it touches the skin, I need cotton. The rest is very uncomfortable for me to wear.


Cindymt rated for The Relaxing Swap #5 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for everything and for joining my swap 😊
laprochaine rated for The Relaxing Swap #5 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely colored sheet and the fun extra book pages πŸ₯°
AJ73 rated for PCS: Season’s Greetings 2022! on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: I'm so for the late rate! Thank you for the playing cards. As always they're so much fun to receive inz
Comment: Thank you for the great card! Hope you had a nice time finally getting to see relatives after so long. It has been a crazy few years!
RoxieLilly rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
Response: glad you liked the box. Was fun creating it
Comment: Happy National Nothing Day!
AzEkologi rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2022 on Jan 8, 2023
Comment: I do love me some cereal! My favorite from childhood is Grape Nuts. I don't know why, but those yummy wheat berries just call my name. Best, Rick
Comment: Thank you for your swap I just received today ,our postal system is in chaos due to strikes since November. Happy swapping
FieryCanuck rated for Christmas card exchange on Jan 3, 2023
Comment: Happy New Year,Dee! Thank you for the beautiful christmas card! Mine was wonderful and I hope yours was too! Thanks for the cool playing card from Israel. <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and verses! I pray that your New Year is filled with love and happiness, peace and prosperity! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Loved this, thanks so much, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! β„οΈπŸŽ„πŸŽ‰
Juniebird rated for ABC USA ~ Christmas PC Swap on Dec 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas PC and I really enjoyed your note on the back! Happy Holidays!!
monsbrick rated for Christmas card exchange on Dec 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you Dee!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards, l actually don’t have any of these cards.
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard - i don't think i've ever had honey smacks! and haven't smacked my honey :^)
Response: There are times I want to smack my honey but I would have to take him to the doc and then explain what happened. Not worth it. rofl
andee73 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2022 on Dec 16, 2022
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2022 on Dec 15, 2022
Comment: Foil and glitter! Very festive! Thanks for the Chunk O Christmas! I am also glad to be retired. We finally caved and pay a guy to come do the plow/shoveling. Such a relief!
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2022 on Dec 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun chunk. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the great card - I hope you make it to Hawaii one day - Mele Kalikimaka!
mejulia rated for CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD SWAP on Dec 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you, love the caed.

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LindaW on Mar 30, 2022:

Hope you have a blessed Birthday!πŸŽ‚

Starwatcher on Oct 3, 2021:

Congratulations on getting over 1000 hearts so far! Happy swapping!

mummsie on Feb 12, 2021:

So happy you liked the card and it arrived this time!!

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!β™₯

BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!!

manders2280 on Jan 19, 2018:

My favorite simple pizza dough recipe:
I make calzone with this dough too, filled with spinach (10oz. frozen, thawed in a colander, and squeezed dry), ricotta, a little parmesan, and an egg. My husband likes a calzone with spaghetti sauce on the side; I like it plain.

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:

Thank you for the card. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:
mebanham on Mar 26, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card. My day didnt start bright but it definatley turned bright when i opened your card. Happy birthday xx

MissPaula on Mar 22, 2017:

Thanks for the sparkleicious birthday card! Hope your day is delightful!

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