Date Joined: August 15, 2020
Last Online: December 2, 2020
Birthday: August 21, 1948
Country: United States
I love paper. And I love fabric. I love combining them for whatever I am making. I like making junk journals from old books or from ideas I see on Pinterest. I have also made books out of fabric.
I love postcard swaps and making postcards. I like decorating the cards with bits of paper and fabric. I do not like glitter but I love the color purple. In fact, my hair is in-your-face purple!
What I like in mail:
Color - especially purple. I like bright colors.
Texture - I LOVE texture. It can be subtle, background or the focus. Fabric is great.
Shape - All shapes on the project are great. I really like geometric, and freeform shapes (torn paper). I also like butterflies, birds, cats and roses, Other flowers are good. Plants and other animals are also good.
Other - I really like mail that reflects your city, state, but anything not in the dislike list is wonderful.
Religious - I am a Christian and I like religious symbols.
I really like homemade postcards, sending and receiving. Because the towns around here are all small, I don't have very many store-bought cards. I have ordered some from Amazon and use those when required. This does limit the swaps I can join. But that is ok.
What is not a favorite:
Cutesy - 'sweet'
Glitter - yes, it is a texture, but it is not a favorite.
Funny - it is ok, but not a favorite.
Political from any party or group
Tea - I can drink only herbal or decaf teas
If I receive anything on my 'Not a favorite" list but the item meets the swap requirements, then you will receive a 5.
I have been crocheting since I was 10 when my Grandmother taught me. I have made afghans, sweaters, and toys. I have taught crochet. Making small things is my new passion!
I quilt - love making tops. Scrappy is my favorite. And I quilt them.
I really like paper and fabric. Homemade postcards, homemade envelopes, junk journals, fabric journals, and so on.
Finding swap-bot has fueled my creativity and stretched my mind. I love it!
I read fiction...mostly science fiction these days - lots of pandemic and EMP end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it types. I have read the Red Rising series and really liked it. My favorite authors in this genre are: Ryan Schow, Christine Kersey, Jack Hunt, and T.L. Payne.
I also read thrillers and mysteries. Yes, all escapism.
I recently finished reading Leavin' a Testimony, Portraits from Rural Texas by Patsy Cravens. She interviewed a cross-section of people who live in Colorado County (where I live). They tell of their lives (some about grandparents and parents). There are stories of slavery, a lynching, hardships, triumphs, poverty and immigration. It was fascinating! I highly recommend this book.
I live way out in the country - 5 miles from Rock Island. There is no rural mail delivery out here, hence the PO Box. Rock Island has about 100 people but I think they are counting legs not people. The post office is the only 'business' in the town. Mail is slow. Please have patience with my mail. If you don't get your mail from me within a reasonable time, please let me know and I will send it again.
Mailing has become more of a problem. Our postal clerk got a better job. Her replacements can only deliver mail. That means I have to go 20 miles to get to a "real" post office. I don't go to that post office but twice a week. I am trying to get my projects finished early so that I am not late getting them posted. November 24, 2020 - the computer internet was down - no mail being accepted! Groan!!
November 24, 2020 -The biggest problem I am having is that I have a pinched nerve in my neck that radiates pain into my shoulder.
November 28, 2020. I am finally feeling better. But I am taking it easy.. Monday I start physical therapy.
I am so sorry for the delays. I will be notifying you if I am late getting your package out to you. Please be patient with me.
Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought I would give it a try.
A - Altered books, Animals, Accordion music, Avocados
B - Blue, Black. Bipolar II with depression
C - Cats, Cookies, Crochet, Crafts, Catfish fried
D - Donuts, Dogs, Decaf coffee
E - EMP (survival Sci-Fi)
F - Friends, Fabric, Frogs (but not as pets)
G - God, Grandchildren, Gmail
H - Holy Bible, Hugs
I - Iced tea unsweet, decaf
J - Jesus the Christ, Jack my husband, art Journal
K - Kathleen my daughter, Kitchen (just remodeled)
L- Love, Lace, Lap quilt
M - Mexican food, Mockingbirds
N - Nuts
O - Orange, Okra
P - Postcards, Purple, Paper, Pinterest, front Porch
Q - Quilts, Quilting, Quality time with my husband
R - Rain, Roses, Reading
S - Sean my son, Smiles, Sunshine, Swapping, Sci-Fi, Sewing
T - Texas, Twinkle lights
U - Ultramarine
V - Venison backstrap
W - Water, Waffles, Wordplay game
X - Xi'an archeological site (I got to visit it and it was breathtaking)
Y - Yellow
Z - Zoos!
HELP!! I have been receiving wonderful envelopes of goodies, but there is no name and no swap name! The postmark is little help. Please, at least put your name on your mail. How can I give you a 5 and a heart?
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