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pbcquiltlover

pbcquiltlover
Date Joined: October 24, 2012
Last Online: October 18, 2017
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

I was a member of the Palm Beach County Quilters' Guild for about 8 years and am a founding member of the Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Florida, established in 2009.

I teach quilting to elementary school students after school. I have 5 year olds using a sewing machine - it's a joy to be able to introduce something I love so much to a new generation!

I also am the education coordinator for a local Joann's Fabrics store as well as the teacher for all things quilting and sewing.

I love all types of quilting fabrics, especially Orientals, sewing-themed fabrics and bright, happy colors/prints. I also LOVE cats and cat fabrics. Fat quarters or quarter yard cuts are awesome - but anything 4 x 6 or larger can also be used for my fabric post cards!

Favorite Books

My favorite authors are Jennifer Chiaverini (quilting), Anne McCaffrey & Mercedes Lackey (fantasy), Philippa Gregory (Tudor historical novels) and John Grisham (legal novels) as well as other authors in those fields. I just recently "found" Nora Roberts - I go through a lot of books on cds while I travel to/from the different schools where I teach, so I'm always on the lookout for stuff to listen to while perusing thrift stores, yard sales, etc. I have no problem with "previously enjoyed" anything!

Favorite Television

Best show of all time? The Big Bang Theory, hands down! That being said, I also love Grimm, and hubby & I like watching American Ninja Warrior, America's Got Talent and recently Survivor. I also enjoy Cedar Cove on Netflix.

Favorite Crafts

Decades ago I taught classes through Creative Circle, so I'm experienced in embroidery, both stamped and counted cross stitch, lace net darning, candlewicking, needlepoint and quilting, but by far quilting has become my obsession and deepest love, although fabric postcards, tote bags, insulated water totes and other sewing projects poke their ways in from time to time.

My grandmother also taught me how to crochet when I was little, but I don't know how to read patterns so I make up my own stuff.

Pets

I adore my kitties! I have 7 cats. In order of age they are Teddy, Baby Boy & Baby Girl; Elvis & Cuteness. My daughter and her ex boyfriend adopted two kitties a couple of years back that they couldn't keep within a few months so Luna Belle and Honey have joined the herd. Luna Belle is the only one that stays in the house full time by her own desire. Cuteness & Baby Girl come in and out, and the others primarily prefer the outdoors but will come in during bad weather or fireworks.

I collect:

...keychains! They only "count" if they're sent by someone in that area, has visited that area or I have gone there myself. I have them from a number of states including Hawaii and Alaska as well as Hong Kong, England and Trinadad/Tobago. I have both an America map and a global map panel I plan on quilting and hanging up, attaching each key chain to the appropriate area. If you have my name in a swap and it's appropriate, I would love a cheap keychain with the name of your state/country/city...thanks!

Wish list:

Anything kitty, dragon, fairy, dragonfly or bright and colorful makes me happy!

I would love a keychain from your neck of the woods if it's appropriate for the swap.

I enjoy all sorts of crafty things. I also really enjoy newsy letters about anything, either typed or hand written.

Books on cd you've scored from a yard sale, dollar store, thrift store or clearance racks are heart-able and appreciated.

Washi tape is definitely appreciated. Stickers are always fun: if I don't use them personally, I can always use them for the kids when I'm teaching. Fairy-tale stickers are the best!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for sharing such a poignant and well-told story! Wow -- I will be thinking about that story for a while. (And thank you for the goodies, too! OMG, I had those shell notecards when I was a kid. What a blast from the past to see one again!)
Sharlie rated for Sticker PC swap #1 - USA ONLY on Jul 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I apologize for the very late rating, I took some time away, but I'm back and better late than never.
Juniebird rated for Nice surprise (PC) on May 26, 2017
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Comment: This just came in the mail. It's a really nice postcard, thanks!
kittytrolls rated for Pet Letter on May 25, 2017
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carol rated for FREE/AD #18 sender's choice on May 16, 2017
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Comment: Love the PC! Thank you!
perkl8r rated for AQ ~ SPRING Mug Rug!! on May 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. My husband especially liked the fabrics you used...gonna have to be sure to take this one to work so he doesn't grab it.
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Comment: Thanks for your great recipe postcard. If I find a one from Germany, I'll let you know. :)
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Response: Thank you for the heart and the rating!
indigo68 rated for Sea Creatures PC Swap #2 on May 9, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard of the lovely manatees. They are very similar to our dugongs, which are also endangered.
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the funny FAT cat.
Response: With your address, what else could I send? LOL! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Magali rated for WATER Themed Postcard Swap #2 on May 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your great manatees card! They're wonderful animals.
Response: You're welcome - I love that scene! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
DaisyNY rated for IS ~ HM PC #9 ~ Crayons ~ USA on May 1, 2017
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Comment: The resend finally arrived! Did you iron the crayon into the fabric? The texture is very homogeneous. Thank you for resending such a bright and cheerful card.
Response: I repeatedly ironed the fabric then colored on it while it was still hot and laying on the hot ironing board. The crayons melt right into the fabric, then I re-iron with paper towels on it. It flows like magic! Glad you like it! <3 Thanks for the rating!
kdj42160 rated for DFE - A is for * Dotee on Apr 28, 2017
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Comment: I'll change when received.
Response: Resolution in progress - sorry!
LesleyR rated for About Your Pets PC #2 on Apr 18, 2017
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Comment: Hi Christine! Thank you for the postcard- I'm happy to hear you love cats too! And I'm also happy to hear that the baby alligators on the postcard are not your pets!! :). Although they are cute in their own way!
Response: Saw a couple of baby possums in the front yard a few nights ago - I think just about ANY baby is cute! LOL Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Johkup rated for Kitty katt lovers: Handmade cat card on Apr 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! My first ever fabric card and it's beautiful :)
Response: They're so fun to make and easy to customize to any theme - I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart and rating!
cmochizuki12 rated for Quick and Painless PC Swap on Apr 12, 2017
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Comment: I am so sorry about not changing your rating sooner, here you go.
Response: Thank you - have a great week!
BasketWorks15 rated for Send Something! #5 (USA) on Apr 10, 2017
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Comment: Nice array of items.
Response: Hope you can use them - feel free to pass along anything you don't need! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
matt319 rated for BIG SWAP #13 on Apr 8, 2017
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Response: Thank you for the rating!
justmesks rated for Postcard Trading on Apr 8, 2017
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Comment: Wow! Thanks for ALL of the nice cards. Have a great week. And, Happy Easter!
Response: You're welcome - I do like getting carried away! LOL Thanks for the heart & rating!
jezb750 rated for I spy a lighthouse pc swap on Mar 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the card, Christine! Best wishes too, and happy postcrossing!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & heart! <3

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Comments

anrtist on May 27, 2017:


HAPPY SUMMER!
Blessings, cc

anrtist on May 27, 2017:


HAPPY SUMMER!
Blessings, cc

PolkaDotty on Dec 17, 2016:

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Loved your FF WTA package!

kweandee on Dec 16, 2016:

Thanks for the great postcard hun from the PFATW tag...Merry Christmas!

~Des

Heirloom on Dec 13, 2016:

user6937 on Dec 2, 2016:

PFATW Sept WTA - 6 pc's! No mapcard, but seeing as this was a resend (the first batch got lost), I don't mind! Thank you!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

anrtist on Nov 3, 2016:

oh yay!!! A notebook still coming!!! YAYAYYYYYY!!!! These peacocks all landed in a grateful home!!! LOL

anrtist on Nov 3, 2016:

THANK YOU SO MUCH

@pbcquiltlover for the AWESOME QNT SEPT BINGO PRIZES!!! ;-)
I ADORE THE HUGE Mug Rug/Placemat you made me! Peacocky BEAUTIFUL!!! ;-)
& i have never seen that peacock fabric you sent a FQ of! It is Gorgeous!! I love the other yard in peacock colors and the coloring pages/PCs to do too! THANK YOU so much for a LOVELY Happy Mail DAY! I LUV EVERYTHING!!!!
So generous! ;-) Thanxz & Blessings!!! cc

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