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gizmodust

gizmodust
Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: July 19, 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

ScrapHappyGabi rated for Photo Swap #1 on Jul 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful photos! I also thought 'Bamboo?" when I saw the lilys but then... saw how the tops curled and realised what they are!! SO GORGEOUS!! Thank you again, they will be lovely in my planner as focus points! Gabi
Eulegirl rated for Interest me no. 69 on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Sometimes I like reading the classics as well. Even though I'm an English professor, there are still so many books I haven't read!
perkl8r rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #6 USA on Jul 8, 2019
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Comment: thank you
mjhaertling rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #6 USA on Jul 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the charm squares. I especially like nthe onne with the violets and the music one.
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Comment: Thank you for the teas and the letter! These teas are quite new to me so happy to get tasting them!
Fullsteampowell rated for Outer Space PC Swap #5 on Jul 1, 2019
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Comment: Gorgeous card!
Sizzle rated for Simply Send a Postcard INT #6 on Jun 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard of Mercury. I love things space related, what a nice image. Enjoy the summer :)
Eulegirl rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #5 on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Specti is doing very well. I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the letter and coloring.
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #6 on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: I look forward to working on this!
McAnaraks rated for Simply Send a Postcard INT #6 on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card with a nice chatty message.
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Comment: What a great package. I love everything. Thanks so much!
Hoxiedove rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Jun 23, 2019
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suepier rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 INT on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
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Comment: Oh I just loved your newsy note card!! I also prefer the cooler weather with windows open! Thank you for the tea. I actually like my green tea iced! Yuummm. Thanks again.
Leen rated for Real Photos - Critter Edition! on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and beautiful photos!!! I love the woodchuck photo. I tried to take him in photo but was never able to take a nice shot like you. So cute! Love the goats and kitten too :)
fortannam rated for Scripture Postcard #4 on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
vlhafer54 rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #5 USA on Jun 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely squares - Sorry to hear about your troubles - I hope things have gotten better. I lived in the Texas panhandle as a child and it was prime tornado territory. Now on the coast we only have to worry about hurricanes - but at least you know they're coming and can get out of harm's way. Good luck!
fairylover rated for Real Photos - Critter Edition! on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: I really loved reading your beautiful card and I love the photos! Especially the goats! Your cat is cute too! Thanks a lot!
rogo09 rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap #6 on Jun 9, 2019
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Comment: Hi June, You're gardening sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for the beautiful post card. I love the memories.
pegharp rated for Real Photos - Critter Edition! on Jun 6, 2019
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Comment: Hi! I got your photos and I love everything about them. That's such a neat thing for your town to do with the goats.

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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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