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ManitoulinGirl

ManitoulinGirl
Date Joined: February 16, 2008
Last Online: September 18, 2021
Birthday: November 11
Country: Canada

Favorite Music

I enjoy nearly all music - alternative rock, folk music, rock, R&B, jazz, blues, etc. I also love listening to live music. I nearly always have music on in the kitchen.

Favorite Books

I love cook books, craft books & gardening books. My favorite novels are usually mystery books. Top mystery authors at the moment are Louise Penny, Maureen Jennings, Giles Blunt, Kathy Reichs, Elizabeth George and the "Blue Shoes & Happiness" series by Alexander McCall Smith. I also love books which make me think - For example, The Book Thief; Secret Life of Bees; Memory Makers Daughter; To Kill a Mockingbird... I belong to a book club where we meet at a restaurant once a month to drink wine and discuss our book of the month. It is a lot of fun.

Favorite Crafts

I love quilting and sewing. I also enjoy journaling (especially bullet journaling).

About Me

I am married to a wonderful guy and have a 29 year old son. I also have a step-son who is married to a great lady from Germany. They have a 8 year old son and a 6 year old daughter and just live 30 minutes away. I love being a grandma.

I live on Manitoulin Island - the world's largest freshwater island. (It is in northern Lake Huron close to Georgian Bay)

My husband and I are both retired and love to travel. We try to go somewhere warm every winter. Love to see new things and meet new people.

What I like...

I love washi tape, stationary paper, note cards, vintage or interesting buttons and fabric, teabags (herbal or regular wrapped), ribbons, lace. I'm crazy about dogs and cats and other animals. I find woodland creatures adorable. I love hiking and canoeing. I plant some container gardens in the summer. My favorite colours tend to be jewel tones but I'm not picky.

Canada Post

Just a note to let you know that although I think I live in a wonderful country, the postal system is dismally slow. If things are slow getting there, please email me and I'll let you know when it was sent. If you don't receive it in a fairly reasonable timeframe, I will send a new package.

Who am I?

I find as I grow older that I am increasingly in love with our earth and concerned about the way we treat it. I also find myself becoming more gentle with people and more open to new ideas and philosophies. I am trying to do something creative every day and also want to try new things. For reasons beyond my control my career life is most likely over, so I am finding new ways to measure my worth.

Favorite Television

I watch Survivor, Hells Kitchen, MasterChef and Top Chef. I also enjoy true crime/policing shows like the First 48 hours. I also some Netflix shows such as The Crown and Peaky Blinders. I like any mystery or crime dramas.

Recipe Swaps

RECIPE SWAPS: I have a recipe binder as well as a recipe box, so I am happy with either 4" X 6" cards or sheets to insert into my binder.

I love to cook, so am always interested in new recipes.

Rating

I always try to rate promptly - If for some reason, I haven't rated you let me know. It's possible that I haven't received it OR it is possible that I overlooked it. I also try to rate generously.

I really enjoy SwapBot, but I don't enjoy drama - If you haven't received something from me...please just let me know and I'll resend. I have never flaked and never will. This is supposed to be fun and I would like it if we all keep it that way.

I haven't been on SwapBot for some years and I am sure that you may be wondering why. I had become quite close with someone on SwapBot (writing letters frequently for a few years) but she passed away rather suddenly and I found I had to back away from SwapBot.

As I have even more time on my hands than usual due to the Corona virus, I have decided that I should get back to it.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks. Loved the extras
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Comment: Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the happiness for my jar and the extra stickers. Yes, I am enjoying this swap too! Take care and thanks again!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Two Mini Zines #12 - Global on Sep 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great zines!! These are perfect - I really enjoyed both of them, wise words is awesome!!
Response: I'm so glad that you like them! Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Thank you for the additions to my happiness jar! I look forward to reading them to help brighten my day.
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Comment: I can’t wait to read these. Love the flower pocket/envelope
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Comment: Thankx!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
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Comment: Thank you! I am excited to use these when I need some cheering up. Thank you for the stickers as well, I really appreciate it. Have an amazing day :)
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Comment: Great swap! Looking forward to more! <3
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice note, your messages and cute butterfly notecard. I'll add the quotes to my jar. Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the quotes as well as for the pretty stickers!
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and the lovely extras!
Response: I'm so glad that you received them and like them. Have a wonderful day.
Leekoba rated for Penpal Letter - Crafters Only :) on Jun 19, 2021
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Comment: Yay, I got your letter! The first one looked exactly the same as the resend XD Must be a post office thing, but i'm glad it made it! Thank you for the goodies too :D Happy Swapping!
Response: So glad it finally reached you. Have a wonderful day!
BrendaB rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #15 on Jun 19, 2021
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Comment: WooHoo!!!! My frankendeck is complete!!! Thank you for the great cards and extras :D And I agree that junk journaling requires a lot of "collecting" things, lol.
Response: I'm glad that you liked it. I have finished my frankendeck too.
donetta rated for RF: Small Rolo with 3 Elements on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Carmen, your rolo is absolutely wonderful. I love the theme, and I do have hope for the future...although I'd have more hope if I didn't live in the US of Trump, who is still working his poisonous magic on great numbers of our politicians. Please forgive the diatribe...but I live in a country where there is a mass shooting nearly every day, and no one seems to be safe even at the grocery store. But I digress...the rolo is amazing, and I thank you also for the lovely extras. I see many more rolos in your future!
Response: You are too kind. I am not very artistic, but am trying to foster that side of me. Still scares me though. :-)
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ccap rated for ManitoulinGirl and ccap profile swap on Jun 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the package of goodies. I was delighted. I absolutely LOVE the bookmark and the canning stickers and especially the National Geographic. Wow. You went above and beyond. Thanks!
Response: Ah thanks. I loved your package - so thoughtful. Especially loved the tote.

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Comments

inthewild on May 18, 2016:

A luverly bunch of pink flamingos from Florida popped out my mailbox today - a big thank you for the cute postcard Carmen. Hope my letter mailed off couple weeks ago lands there shortly. In the meantime happy swapping. Mandy

jesslynne on Aug 31, 2015:

Hello! This is for the APDG ~ Angels swap. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Happy Swapping!

JessLynne

jesslynne on May 18, 2015:

Hi there! This is for the APDG ~ May Flowers Swap. I hope you like the pictures! :)

Happy Swapping!

JessLynne

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