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preslarb

preslarb
Date Joined: July 2, 2009
Last Online: November 30, 2022
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy hand embroidery and making quilts...piecing and applique. Have participated in lots of quilt block swaps, etc. I love collecting beautiful cotton fabrics and quilt patterns (especially modern designs)....to me there is nothing like visiting quilt shops in the area...especially with my quilting friends!

Obviously, I really like handmade items...I appreciate the time, effort, and creativity it takes to make something special....but I appreciate store bought items, too!! Anytime anyone takes the time to look for just that special something for me is very much appreciated.

I enjoy sending cards and letters as much as I enjoy receiving them. I'm always looking for cute stickers and stamps to dress up envelopes..!

Favorite things to do

I love traveling although I don't get to do it as much as I would like (you know, work gets in the way)!! Other things I love to do.....nosing through new little shops (especially antique ones)....write letters to friends.....read.....do hand embroidery.....trying out new restaurants....photography.....walking in old cemeteries (I know, sounds morbid, but I love studying family history and cemeteries are all about history and interesting information) playing the piano....take long walks....drink coffee out of china cups (I collect them)... go on vacation with friends and family.....attend quilt workshops and exhibitions with friends. Most of all I love to spend time with my family!!

About Me

North Carolina has been my home all of my life...yes, I'm a true southern belle born and bred! HA! As I said, I love traveling but NC will always be my home...at least I hope so!! I married a wonderful man 33 years ago and we've been blessed with two fantastic children.

Things I like

Things I like..... pretty china cups and saucers, interesting postcards, rubber stamps, gel pens or extra fine sharpies, simple recipes, anything associated with the fall season, any colors....love them all....journals, good quality 100% cotton quilting fabrics, interesting little scissors, DMC floss, ribbons, small buttons, notecards.... as for candies...can't eat any for now....on a diet ;^( also used interesting postal stamps.

I don't make ATCs and matchboxes, but I'd love to receive some in swaps. Remember, handmade is GOOD!

Oh, yes...anything having to do with quilts and sewing!!

Favorite Music

60's, 70's, and 80's type music....especially Motown, R & B, some classical, beach music (I'm talking the Embers, Chairman of the Board...Myrtle Beach- type beach music)....I guess I like everything except country and heavy metal!!

Postcards

I have really gotten into sending and receiving postcards lately!! I love almost any kind, but especially postcards from your area, art cards, homemade cards, black & white cards. I also like map cards from all areas. Presently I have Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Maryland, North Carolina, Colorado, California, Louisiana, Delaware, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Nevada, Georgia, Tennessee, WV, Texas, SD, NM, Ohio, Virginia, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Massachusetts, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Minnesota, South Carolina, Montana, Washington, Washington, DC, and Vermont. Would love to add to the list!! Please always write something interesting about the postcard or yourself on the back. I like them naked, and hand cancelled (but I know this can't always be done). Also, please write the date on the card!! ;^)

Ratings

Please do rate me! I try and rate all of my swaps the same day I receive if at all possible.

Update on 6/15/21: I have been away from Swap-Bot for the first part of 2021. No explanations....just needed a break for a while.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the brownie “chunk.” I love it! I am known at work for the one who makes really good brownies lol. And yes, it is the Dark Shadows from the 60’s that I especially love (and still do)! xo
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2022 on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you. Love the golden sparkly leaves.
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2022 on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the fun chunk. I love the glitter outlining the brownies!
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Comment: I will have to check out your Instagram. I also have a goal this year of sewing from my stash. I pulled a few projects out of my totes, but haven't started them yet. Do you remember what you used for the iridescent "frosting" on your card? Loved that! And also the rivers of glitter syrup - good humor! Thanks!
Response: The iridescent paint is called Scribbles in a little one ounce squeeze bottle. it is called iridescent silver. I purchased it years ago on sale for 37 cents!
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Comment: Thank you for the cracker chunk, with added sparkles! I hope you have a delightful holiday trip to London! xo
coolcamaro rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2022 on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
CANNEKCUL rated for Edgar Allan Poe Quotes - USA on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: Hi Bonnie! These were awesome quotes, thank you. I'm fascinated by his work (he was really genius). I loved the notecard and also how you decorated my envelope.
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Comment: thank you for the swap. love the little note. horror movies are my guilty pleasures, def... hope to do some future swapping with you soon
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Comment: Thank you for the glam taco chunk! My ma is a quilter, but sticks to traditional patterns. She just got back from a week long quilting retreat she attends twice a year, and meets with a quilting group weekly. I sew okay but prefer paper.
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Comment: Thanks for the leaf-cutter ants! Ants are fascinating, they can carry such heavy (for them...) things!
Mamabemus rated for Cereal Box Only Postcard #9 on Sep 22, 2022
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Comment: great card. I too like Cheerios but I like to add a bunch of sugar.
quelynn rated for Places you never been Post Card Swap on Sep 21, 2022
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Comment: Wow that's a lovely place. I would join you too, It looks like it would be fun to walk the cobblestone sidewalks and streets. Que
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Comment: Thank you for the card! I have a long time penpal that spends her anniversary in Salem. She is going this Halloween. I would love to go, and think taking Amtrak up there is AMAZING and on my bucket list too! See you in Salem lol
kelliegirl6 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #312 on Sep 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the mountain notecard. So glad you had a lovely weekend. The quilt looks great & colorful!
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Comment: Hi, Bonnie, and sorry to take so long to rate!! I've had out of state company for a month, which totally zapped me, lol, but they left this morning. I loved the PC, but especially the note. I've read it with pleasure more than once--thank you for taking the time. <3
Response: It was my pleasure!
laurarc rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #311 on Sep 15, 2022
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Comment: Sounds like you had a very chill long weekend! Thank you so the super awesome handmade note card
Response: Wish I could take credit for making the notecard! It was actually made by a kind friend. So glad you liked it!
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2022 on Sep 12, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the fun chunk and link to recipes!
ScrappinBud rated for Cereal Box Only Postcard #9 on Sep 12, 2022
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Comment: Omgosh!! Your Cheerios postcard is ADORABLE!! I think this should actually be a postcard you can purchase! The heart shape and the the stickles/gold glitter on some of the cereal was genius. Thanks for all the time you put into my postcard it brightened my day and is very appreciated. 😊
Response: I'm happy to have put a smile on your face!
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2022 on Sep 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cake chunk, love the glitter sparkles you added :) Thanks for the recipe link too!
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Comment: Thank you for both traveling postcards, I’ll send them further on their travels.

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Comments

MarHelene on Jul 5, 2019:

My card came today, excactly a year to the first swap date! Thanks!

Jcqln on Nov 19, 2017:

Hello Bonnie, I made the marple journal with pleassure, glad you like it 😁 With love, Jacqueline

aprilfoolzbaby86 on Oct 11, 2017:

Stopped by because we are in the I remember swap together. A fellow NC gal. Oh, I love it here! I live near the mountains, and it is absolutely beautiful. Even if our weather is a bit bi-polar.

Toby2017 on Sep 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for angeling the Paint Chip Quote swap! I love them!!! Absolutely wonderful!!!

AnnieMaxine on Jan 5, 2015:

Thank you for returning the Adventures of the Traveling Postcard that you had in your possession. Best of luck to you!

TereDiane1954 on Nov 14, 2013:

Thank you for joining Color and Light! Sending a smile and a welcome your way :)

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

wonderfulwendy on Jun 26, 2013:

HI there, just dropped by because we are in the same swap...the cereal box post card. HOpe you have a nice day! Wendy

nanthom on Feb 15, 2013:

Thanks for the nice red FQ. I know exactly what I am going to use it for. Thanks so much for the Valentine too!

mitmeg on Jan 24, 2013:

Thank you so much for the SV squares! I was hoping for a few--- I didn't expect a whole pack! mm

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