Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2022 3:45 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: August 19, 2022
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hubby and I work together with at-risk kids. We have been in vocational ministry with kids/teens for 20+ years and wouldn't have it any other way.

Our youngest son, 15, and I spend a lot of time together as I homeschool. We adopted one of the amazing kiddos we had in foster care at our previous positions. He is doing so well.

Our other two children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school.

Our youngest, a son, has three children of his own. Our two grandsons have August birthdays like hubby, their daddy and I. Our precious granddaughter was born in March.



Valuable: My Christian faith

Animal: sloth

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis,CRPS and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms and chocolate.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015 and a second time in August 2018. *Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


Comment: The first one is soo cute! The second one is yuck! LOL, I love Jedi but I wouldn't lick the same ice cream as him. Haha
Comment: Awww thanks for the cute doggie pics!! Hope your summer is going well!
Response: Thank you for the heart and the quick rating. Fun little swap.
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note July on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the note. It's been hot here too. And I totally understand August expenses. Both my girls have August birthday, the start of school for me and high school daughter, and college tuition. Enjoy all the celebrations!
Response: Wow, your August is worse than mine with tuition.
Comment: Lovely! Thank you!!
Response: I'm so glad you like them. Thank you for the heart. I almost didn't send those as i loved them too.
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for CPG Fish ATC Coin - US on Aug 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC coin. It’s kind of fishy 😁
Response: Glad you like it. That is the first atc coin I've ever made.
mysmashbooklife rated for ESG: What do you MEME? on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I really feel the same way about summer, haha.
Response: Thank you for the heart. Yeah, summer has been a bit much this year.
geekgirl1001000 rated for CPG ICAD 2022 #3 - US on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: thank you!
Response: Thank you for the hea.
Millia rated for ESG: What do you MEME? on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing! 🌼
Response: Thank you for rating.
Comment: You had me at Toy Story meme 🤣 thank you for sharing such a relatable meme swap. Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for the heart and the quick rating. Your kind words are so sweet. This was a fun swap.
Comment: Thanks for sending this my way. I will finish it up and send it home.
Response: Isn't it fun to see how others create? I love being the last one to work on a pc.
Comment: Thank You for your heartfelt Prayers.
Response: You are very welcome. I am loving this swap series.
Comment: Definitely screams July! Thank you ☺️
Response: Thank you for the heart. Any chance I get to go patriotic, I take. I hope you really do like it.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Somehow I had put this card where I forgot it. Thank you very much for the card! Just like you, fairies are not really my thing, but I love this card.
Response: Thank you for coming back to rate. I appreciate it. And thank you for the heart.
LindaW rated for TCHH ~ Praying PC or NC ~ USA on Jul 8, 2022
Comment: Praying for the prayer requests you sent to me. I hope you’re feeling better.
Response: Thank you for praying and for the heart. I am slowly doing much better.
Candace rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Matthew on Jul 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Response: I truly hope you were blessed. Thank you for the heart.
Candace rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #1 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: I hope you survived VBS! Our's started last night, no idea how it is going since I'm not involved with it.
Response: VBS was great, exhausting, but great! It was such an honor to share with the kids about missions and how they can be involved. Thank you for the star!
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable corner tuck ins 🥰
Response: I'm so glad you like them. Thank you so much for the star and the quick rating!
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ P on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Pamporovo postcard. I've never been to a snow ski town. The temps have been high here... 100+.
Response: Our heat has been awful too. The entire south is getting burnt up this summer. But I''ll take it verses the freezing temps in the winter up north.
Comment: Thanks for the summer ATC.
Response: Thank you for the quick rating.
RiverTopanga rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 6/22 ~ USA on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne. Got the collab pc. Will send on in next round 🙂 thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart and the quick rating.

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colleenbUSA on Aug 15, 2022:

CPG QUICKIE:Dog Days Summer Profile Bling - Global

Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 7, 2022:

I just got a super cute full "Summer Fun" deco that you made for me, looks like in 2018!! Thanks so much!

LindaW on Aug 5, 2022:

Happy Belated Birthday!🎂

OrigamiGrace on Apr 17, 2022:


arimails on Apr 16, 2022:

CPG Easter Profile Bling- Global

Hope you have a lovely Easter Sunday !

Meliknives on Apr 13, 2022:

CPG Easter Profile Bling - Global

easter eggs

tcornell on Mar 23, 2022:

Thank you for such a sweet comment, it truly made me smile. I just finished loading the storage unit into the uhaul trailer- took all day for my stepmother and I to load it. Have some stuff to add from her house tomorrow morning, then hitting the road for the 1300 mile trip (just my dog and I, please say a prayer for a safe and uneventful trip for us. I've never pulled a trailer before either. Lots of new things in my life lately!). My apartment in MI, will be my first place alone- since I was 24. I'm 52 now... I appreciate your friendship, thank you. Stay so wonderfully you!

Giddyanni on Feb 28, 2022:

Thank you so much for the pretty and thoughtful washi-tape samples, they will be put to good use! What a clever idea to camouflage them, LOL.

And the beautiful envelope is on my Inspiration wall Once again, thank you very much :0)

jannieb on Feb 22, 2022:

I'm glad you liked all the sloth stuff...I had more than I thought. Can you believe I had sloth paper clips? Crazy!

Fairydollmilk on Feb 7, 2022:

Thank you for the neat vintage postage for my Jan wish!

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