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gizmodust

gizmodust
Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

Retired after working as a Lab Tech for 36 years. We produced animal health care products. I worked in the vaccine department, making vaccines for chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, horses and cats and dogs. It is very interesting work.

I live in a small town in Iowa. I grew up on a farm and will always be a country gal at heart. Big cities are nice to visit but I love the quiet and the friendly people of a little country town.

Now I finally have time to read. I love "scary" books and historical works. Not much into the romance books such as Harlequin.

I like to garden and DH and I had a small produce stand in the Summer for a couple of years. It wasn't a money making business but we met so many nice people. Plus we were selling healthy fruits and vegetables to people. I miss the fun.

Quilting is one of my favorite crafts and I enjoy all types of sewing. I especially like to make things for children. Cloth ball and blocks and quiet books. Even like to sew Barbie doll clothes. My all time favorite is X-stitching. But I love to try new crafts such as painting, scrapbooking and I've even made some garden art pieces. I'm a good starter but have trouble completing things.

I enjoy rummage sales and flea markets. Usually try to have 2 yard sales every year. Very interested in antiques. Especially old photographs, depression glass and old books. I'm also a collector of many things.

But my greatest love are my 4 kitties. All were strays or shelter adoptions. Even had to bottle feed one of them. They're all spoiled but bring so much joy to our lives. They're our "fur" babies. There's Puff and Gabby. Then Buffit and BOO. He's a character !!

I love Nature and being outside. All things weather, clouds, wind, trees and wildlife. I really enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Been seeing a few chipmunks this year. I used to have one that would take crackers with peanut butter, out of my hand. Love taking walks even in a gentle rain. Walks during a snow fall are wonderful.

Favorite Music

Oldies 50's and 60's Rock 'n Roll

Older Country Music

Older Folk Music (Peter, Paul and Mary)

Easy listening instrumental music

Kid Rock !!!????? Some of his songs are beautiful (Picture with Sheryl Crow) I just don't care for his early years.

Favorite Books

"SCARY" Books --- Horror and Fantasy --- Stephen King -- Anne Rice -- Dean Koontz - Robin Cook

Historical Romances ---
James Alexander Thom - Jane Auel - Catherine Cookson

Non Fiction -- Biographies --- James Herriott

NO Harlequin Romances, please

Favorite Crafts

Quilting

Sewing teddy bears, dolls and doll clothes and other children toys such as quiet books.

Scrapbooking (beginner)

X - stitching is my greatest love.

Photography

Misc. Favorites

Babies and Children and all animals except reptiles

Camping

Trying new recipes

Dining out and sightseeing

Patchwork and Rainbow Colors

Halloween

Angels and Fairies

Rings even the big, bold ones

Collections

CHOKIN dishes

Vintage Autograph Books

Depression Glass

Avon Bottles and all things Avon

Giraffes

Kaleidoscopes

Teapots

Oprah Book Club Books

Scrap pieces of fabric for sewing projects

Old photographs

All things CAT

Not My Favorites

Candy because I'm a diabetic

Pierced earrings because I don't have pierced ears

I don't watch a lot of TV or movies because DH is a remote junkie so I just pick up a book

Basically I'm easy to please as I'm always up for trying new and different things.

Ratings

BeHappyToday rated for Eyes closed swap 23 on Sep 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage Amsterdam PC and I’m also enjoying the beginning of Autumn as well! 🙂
olgayaar rated for Dog PC Swap on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: Hello) Thank you very much for a nice postcard! My daughter’s joy has no limits) She loves dogs so much) Wish a magical autumn!!
SatisHuman rated for lets play a quick game... on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card and the nice message.
Irene rated for Faerie PC Swap #5 International on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postie!
ppiiku rated for Prettiest Postcard on Aug 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card!
Hyshu rated for Pineapple on Aug 25, 2019
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Comment: You found some awesome pineapple items! Thank you so much! You were very generous!
LilysMama rated for CPG Aug '19 Senders Choice PC - US on Aug 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
LadyJo rated for Real Photos - Scenery Edition! on Aug 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice photos and lovely note you sent my way! Thanks for sharing about your area. I have been to your state when I was a child.
NRGordon rated for Real Photos - Scenery Edition! on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great photos and your nice note. We have had a very hot and humid summer. We had a few days of seasonable temps but are back into it again. Makes me long for snowshoeing.
Lablauri57 rated for Real Photos - Scenery Edition! on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your pics. My husband is from Cedar Falls. He knew exactly where the towns were you photographed. Good luck with your albums
Response: Glad your husband got a glimpse of the Iowa he remembers. Got a few more photos to put in my album today. I just love photography.
cayers2 rated for A Note For You # 9 on Aug 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your very detailed letter. I enjoyed reading about how you spend your days! I am also a volunteer. It is very rewarding. Thank you for the post cards! They are so pretty!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the photos, those look like lovely places! And the puppy is adorable. ❤️
Catt007 rated for Real Photos - Architecture Edition! on Aug 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely photographs, the pyramid house is awesome and extra points for the puppy pic she is adorable. :)
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Comment: Thanks for the photos. I like the pyramid house. Yes, the puppy is cute.
Ladyadybug rated for Tea for Thee # 5 on Aug 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you :)
obstreperousv rated for Quick send postcard swap #1 on Aug 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
obstreperousv rated for Photo Swap #1 on Aug 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely photos, and for participating in my swap! Good to hear from you again! Good luck with the heat.
SillyTilly42 rated for Real Photos - Floral Edition! on Jul 30, 2019
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Comment: What great pictures!
ablev92 rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #7 on Jul 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely little letter & extra pc :) I hope you enjoy your new grand puppy!
Jafferty rated for Real Photos - Floral Edition! on Jul 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great photos! I enjoyed reading your letter. Thank you!

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Comments

kssunlover1947 on Jul 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for finishing my Collab Coloring PC. I love how colorful these cards are and how everyone colors their sections.

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Lina279 on Feb 27, 2018:

Thank you for being extra)

FundyGirl on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Fish Collab Coloring Postcard. It turned out super cute!

Coss on Sep 2, 2017:

Thanks for sending my CI Collaborative PC home. The end result looked great.

Fabriqueen on Jul 1, 2017:

Hi June, I just want to thank you again for the beautiful birthday card you sent to me! Everyone here are such blessings to my life! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

VelveteenRabbit on Dec 19, 2016:

I got your package today for the FF: Fat Quarter Fun swap and I loooove it! Snowflakes! :D Thank you for the lovely fabric and ribbon, the adorable buttons and the vintage seam binding. Everything was just perfect, and I enjoyed seeing the picture of the quilt. Thanks for taking time to write! :)

squince on Jun 13, 2016:

Thank you for the sweet card and pictures about Dewey!! I loved them!!

lloydp on Jun 6, 2016:

Have a great birthday my friend. Pat Lloyd

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