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gizmodust

gizmodust
Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: May 18, 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

bluerose3 rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 USA on May 17, 2019
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Comment: The kittens really do look sleepy. I hope someone hugged them good. Thank you for the writing sheet too!
bluecrayons rated for Just Because PC Swap #29 on May 13, 2019
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Comment: did you get your errands ran and house cleaned? seems i can never complete those two things. how was your soap opera? what one was it?
MadLittleCrafter rated for Just Because PC Swap #29 on May 10, 2019
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Comment: Loved the Mars postcard!!! You're right, TV shows before errands are for sure priorities! <3
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letters...Krieger loved his and I was so happy and surprised to receive one too! We'll write soon!
StargazerHM rated for Any Ol' Postcard Will Do #2 on May 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Such a cute letter and adorable kitties! Do you want Jedi to write back?
fairylover rated for Real photos - Spring edition! on Apr 30, 2019
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Comment: I loved reading your letter, it brings me some joy and beauty in a not so good day. Your photos are nice to see and I really love your writing paper! And yes we have bleeding hearts bushes here too! Thanks a lot for everything!
porpie5 rated for Real photos - Spring edition! on Apr 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely photos! You picked some good ones! You must have a beautiful yard! I have seen bleeding hearts, but I don't have any. We live in the country, but in town near us, they do have a spring cleanup. Yes, it's a good idea! My husband practice taught in Charles City the semester before the May (1968) tornado; he went back to help clean up; he said it was devastating. He ws guessing which town you were going to that was 30 miles away - Independence? He was born and raised in Clinton, IA and we met on the border of our home states - Council Bluffs. I was born and raised in Nebraska. Thanks again for good pics and a newsy letter! Happy swapping! PS: It's SNOWING today! Happy spring!
vacths95 rated for KKL: Kitty Katt postcard on Apr 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your cute card. Cats are the best!
kittyfun rated for First & Last Lines No. 10 on Apr 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Interesting book.
foggybluemail rated for Woodland Animal Swap USA #2 on Apr 18, 2019
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so so so much for everything you sent, it made my day!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice letter πŸ’ŒHave a Wonderful Spring and a Blessed Easter πŸ‡
mjhaertling rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #3 USA on Apr 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty fabric squares. Not sure yet what I will do with them. My maiden name is Eggers. My ancestors came from Germany to MO in about 1842. There are many 3rd, 4th & 5th generation German immigrants living around me.
Thumpersivy rated for 5 Oddities for 5$ ROUND 10 on Apr 2, 2019
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iowa05 rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #3 on Mar 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet notecard and stickers! πŸ’• My girls literally screamed "STICKERRRRS!!!!" when they saw it - haha! πŸ˜‚
Hyshu rated for Where I volunteer letter #1 on Mar 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice letter
Whippet rated for Dog PC on Mar 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you June for the Dog Postcard. Amazing the amount of mud & excess water from 41 inches of snow your area received. Most dogs don't like walking in the mud & slush, its good you have cats in your life now.
ladywolfsong rated for Trinkets and Treasures on Mar 9, 2019
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Comment: thank you so much...I loved that you tailored so much of it to me even though you didn't have to! Such fun!
Dana78 rated for CALG: postcard penpals 5 on Mar 8, 2019
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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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