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gizmodust

gizmodust
Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: November 22, 2020
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.

HAPPY 1000

Time to celebrate !!!!! Just received my "1000" -- 5 rating. I've loved this site ever since I joined. But slowed down a lot this year since the dreaded Covid-19 is around. Thank you all for the ratings. Means a lot to me. Happy Swapping.

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #6 on Nov 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for this one. It looks like it will be super fun to color!! Hope all is well with you!
kssunlover1947 rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #9 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Great hearing from you again. I love everything you sent and your nice note. We had our first frost just recently. We are having typical Kansas weather as Saturday it was low 70's and today was mid 40's. I will enjoy coloring on the card you sent and will get it out for the next round.
J198928 rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #8 on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. Take care :)
Eulegirl rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #5 on Aug 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the fun, glittery card and the extra and your sweet note!
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Comment: Thanks for the great poems and letterset and words!
jillybeanie rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jul 18, 2020
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Comment: absolutely LOVE your user name!
Response: Thanks for the heart. The user name is in honor of two kitties that are no longer with us but still in our hearts. DUSTY and GIZMO
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Comment: I LOVE my package of fun stuff, and thank you for the lovely note. I am looking forward to getting to my sewing room and perhaps finishing a few of the many started projects!
CHOWEFACE rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jul 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you June!
vitiator rated for Animal Postcard Swap on Jul 5, 2020
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Comment: thanks for the animal postcard!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!
dustcollector rated for Local Postcard Swap - USA on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your card. I hope you are not
JenniferJo rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
neecie rated for Vintage Postcard Swap on Jun 28, 2020
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Comment: hello June ~ it is nice to be able to share scenes you actually remembered in a vintage postcards many years beyond when you didn't send when current! especially wonderful when it is a place that still is in existence!! hae a super summer :)
MisplacedfromPA rated for Variety of Note Cards on Jun 22, 2020
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Comment: I so enjoyed your letter that accompanied this swap. The note cards are prefect and will be used right away, though I am keeping the fold and seal one for my own stash. I remember my Mom taking us kids along when she delivered Meal on Wheels back in the 70's. We would go inside and sit and chat a little. Days sure are different now. Take care and enjoy your summer. Wishing your husband a bumper crop! Happy belated Birthday to you.
Fullsteampowell rated for Postcard Roulette June 2020 on Jun 20, 2020
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Comment: Pretty!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Variety of Note Cards on Jun 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards!
PerArduaAdAlta rated for Variety of Note Cards on Jun 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your notecards and your note! I especially love the woodland animals. Thank you for finding some for me! 💖
brichandra rated for First & Last Lines No. 22 on Jun 13, 2020
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Comment: Hi there! Thank you so much for my postcard! The book sounds like a great read, I hope you have a wonderful day!
denisedecker58 rated for Ugly PC Swap #10 on Jun 13, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much! The card wasn't bad but as you said, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder!"
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Comment: Such cute kitties & great stories. Thanks for sharing

Rating Overview

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Comments

KarenFife on Jun 19, 2020:

Thank you for choosing me as your Unassigned Partner in the Postcard Roulette Swap. I love the postcard showing the town where you live! One of my favorite type of postcards to receive is small towns!! It looks very pretty!

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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