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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: July 30, 2021
Birthday: August 9, 1957
Country: United States

About Me

I am a wife, a mum of 7 (5 daughters & 2 sons ranging in age from 44 yrs old - 23yrs old .. all who were homeschooled), as well as a gramma of 15 (10 girls & 5 boys - ranging in age from 25years -9 months) with Grandbee #16 arriving in Jan 2022💕

I live in Western Pennsylvania about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.

I love to sew which is a good thing since it is what I do just about every day as I am a costumer with 2 local children's theaters/acting schools and I sew Early Frontier ( 1790 - 1840) reenactment clothing for a local company's inventory and orders.

Some of my kids and I also dress in costumes that we create and go to Renaissance festivals as often as we can. We've been going to the one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over 18 years and in the past few years have been to the St. Louis Ren Faire and the Great Lakes Medieval Faire in Ohio. My profile picture was taken at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.

In the past few years, my 21 yr old daughter has been bitten by the Cosplay Comic Con bug. (Cosplay is when you dress as characters from books, movies and tv shows and go to conventions. We make her costumes together which has been a fun mother/daughter bonding time :) ) and last year my 25 yr old son joined in on the fun.

I am also an avid reader - mainly historical fiction and journals/diaries but I also love to read fantasy ( Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter etc ) . Some of my favorite books:

Sharyn McCrumb’s Ballad series

S.K. Pellman’s Welsh Trilogy

Stephen Lawhead’s Robin Hood trilogy

War of the Roses trilogy: Conn Iggulden

Kate Morton: all of her books!

The Education of Little Tree : Forrest Carter

I Heard the Owl Call My Name: Margaret Craven

To Kill A Mockingbird: Harper Lee

My favorite season is the Fall but I also love winter especially when it snows at night. Its so magical.

I love the night sky. LOVE watching meteor showers and enjoying the Moon.

I love history - I love reading and learning about the Westward Expansion.

I am also the family genealogist.

I love maps and always have as far back as I can remember! :) I have maps hanging up in my house - okay so they are maps of Middle Earth, Narnia, and a whimsical map of Olde London :) Give me a book with a map in the front and I am in my glory!

I love writing and receiving letters & postcards .

I am a tea drinker and have started trying new flavors ( in bags - I haven't ventured over to the loose tea side yet!) but I must confess I am not crazy about Rooibos teas so please don't send any with that flavor .

I have an eclectic taste in music - it all depends on my mood. I listen to Loreena McKennitt, Blackmore's Night, Birdy, Helen Jane Long ( contemporary pianist), Secret Garden, Gaelic Storm, musicals and soundtracks. And sometimes I revisit the early 70's and listen to the groups I listened to in high school - Steppenwolf, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Melanie.

TV shows: Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint, Cold Case , Downton Abbey, Firefly, Merlin (BBC), Robin Hood (BBC) and currently watching Legend of the Seeker with my 25 year old son :)

Ratings

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Comment: Paula, Ijust loved the book store PC , Bookmark and of course your letter. Love reading about your life and the book too. Hope your surgery went well and your hand is getting back to itself again.. Maybe I;'ll see you at the mailbox again. bearnbabs
isabellasnow rated for tLB: Blind Mail swap on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Hi Paula! I just love the stationery you sent to fulfill this swap--its SO pretty! Many thanks! I, too, am a collector of stationery items (more than I care to admit!)
Eulegirl rated for Hello Mr. Book Worm! on Jul 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome book card and recommendation!
pynart2 rated for tLB: Blind Mail swap on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Love you note and special finds. And happy you've shared a few with me, thank you so much. Like you I love Stationary, the more the merrier.
kssunlover1947 rated for Share Your Week #1 on Jul 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your great note and extra stationary set. Sounds like you had a busy but great week. Stay safe.
pynart2 rated for tLB: Postal Package Surprise on Jul 2, 2021
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Comment: WOW!WOW! you out did yourself. You had no reason to fret. I love everything you sent. The Pens were a real surprise thank you. Sending you several Bouquet of Hearts, my Dear friend.
Response: So glad you liked it all! Thank you for the Bouquet of Hearts!
baseri rated for Patriotic Postcard - US Only on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: Hello and Happy 4th of July Paula - thank you for the really neat postcard, its a keeper for sure! I also liked the BB-8 stamp. Happy Swapping! Dale
Response: Glad you liked the postcard. I thought it was pretty cool. My son picked it and a few others like it for me, when he went to D.C. a few years ago. Happy 4th!!
MCGalaxy rated for WHO DONE IT? on Jun 19, 2021
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Snailmail1772 rated for ABC's of Books # 6 on Jun 1, 2021
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Comment: Great books!
MissKayeIdaho rated for tLB: Getting to know you! on May 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! It was a joy to receive. I will write back soon. Enjoy your visit with your family. 💗
pynart2 rated for WHO DONE IT? on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Where did you get the Post Card, Love it .Love the Book List, I have read several, but looking forward to reading the other ones. The extra sound interesting also. See you at the Book shop.
Response: The postcard came from a little local bookshop that I went to for a mystery bookclub. I was so excited to be able to use it 😊
pynart2 rated for ABC'S of Books on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Love the Post Card. Can't wait to read the Books. Thank you for your support my friend.
bearnbabs rated for ABC's of Books # 6 on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Hello Paula, Love the Post Card. Your list of books I have not read, but look forward in checking them out. I always love to see what everyone else is reading. Have a great day, bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for Hello Mr. Book Worm! on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: Love the PC, the Quote and the Book. Looking forward to reading it. I'm well thanks for asking. Hope you are well also.
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Comment: super interesting history loved the paper :D
churlann rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #4 on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome vintage card from your windfall. I love and collect black and white, and sepia tone PCS. I have a whole wall of them in my sewing room. Yours will join the group. Your week sounds busy. Relax this weekend.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m honored to join your wall 😊
pynart2 rated for Covid - 19 on Jun 22, 2020
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Comment: Always love your Post Cards and notes, thank you.
jandmterry rated for Covid - 19 on Jun 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing what is keeping you sane, Good luck and stay safe.
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Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

nytetears on Jan 2, 2019:

I got your penpal postcard today thank you so much for writing back. it sounds like you had a lovely and hectic Christmas. It sounds awesome!

angelgram on Mar 5, 2018:

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

Your letter was a delight to read and a day brightener and smile maker. Thank you for writing to me.

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

jaimierandolph on Sep 30, 2017:

Profile Check for:Letter swap #33 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy it and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jaimierandolph on Jan 31, 2017:

Paula, I received your card today! Thank you so much for writing back to me! I'll be getting you a letter out sometime before Feb. 10th.

P.s. I don't know how you knew but I love those bears on the card!

Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

FeltPrincess on Mar 5, 2016:

Thank you so much for your note :) I'm glad that you enjoyed the book so much! I will be having that teabag some time soon.

biasbabe on Jan 16, 2016:

Hello there, We live about a hour away from Pittsburgh. My daughter is a Floor supervisor and her hubby is a dealer at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and have to travel that each day. I live right beside the Ohio river near Wheeling, WV. Have a awesome day.

Kathy821 on Aug 11, 2015:


Welcome to Swap-Bot. I hope you enjoy every minute of it. Happy Swapping!

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