Swap-bot Time: September 16, 2021 3:06 pm


Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: September 13, 2021

Country: United States
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Here is the link for the book I wrote: Seventy Times Seven

Hello, it's me!

Here is who I am, all in living color! Pinterest I'd have put it at the top where it belongs, but it won't post up there!

I'm a 67-year-old Christian woman, love country living, and I'm a hard-core bookworm! I collect antique books (esp old Bibles). My oldest Bible was printed in 1883.

I love old things, and still have my old stamp collection that Dad helped me start when I was a kid.

I can't sing worth a nickel, but I love music.

I like to feed the birds and wildlife around our home.

We had a beautiful black Labrador who was too smart for his (our!) own good! Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Beau in June of 2020. We will always remember him with love. I don't know if another dog would ever meet the standard of awesomeness that he set.

I've been married to my sweetheart for 7+ years. We had both lost our previous spouses to death. We enjoy traveling, and have cruised to The Bahamas, Mexico, and have gone to Hawaii several times. Hawaii is always nice:)

I like good clean jokes, meeting new people, vintage cars, snow, the beach, and chocolate.

I've recently discovered that I love sea salt and caramel!

My favorite color is purple, but I also like pink, green, red...really, anything but orange and brown.

Things I dislike are anything to do with horoscopes, homosexuality, the devil, skulls, death, psychic stuff, Halloween.

I'll never join any swaps for lotions, bubble bath and the like because I'm very allergic to all of it.

What is the appeal of kale? I see so many articles about how great kale is. Kale is nasty!

Favorite Music

Adele, Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, 50's hits Phillip Phillips--I could listen to his song "Home" all day long! I also like The Righteous Brothers, Patsy Cline, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams SR, not JR! Randy Travis, awesome singer.

When I was 15, I had plans to marry Neil Diamond, but he never asked! Shy, I guess.

I like the sound of Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Train.

If you want to hear an incredible version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, look up Etta James and get her to sing it for you. Guaranteed to thrill your soul♥

Favorite Television

Love all the old Murder, She Wrote shows, as well as McGyver. Enjoy the X Factor and American Idol. That's about it for TV. I'm not much of a TV watcher. Well, also love all of the old MASH shows! They were great! In the Heat of the Night was really good, too.

Favorite Books

I'll buy anything by Debbie Macomber; she is a consistently fabulous writer! I like all the Sue Grafton mysteries. In fact, I have every one that she's written! I've recently got hooked on the Spencer Quinn mysteries. They're written from the perspective of the dog, and they are really, really good! Francine Rivers is an excellent author. I also like Max Lucado, Robin McGraw

Two books that I have read multiple times, and loved them each time, are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Celia Garth.

I love words!

Words fascinate me! I will play any word game that you can come up with! I'll even play Scrabble with myself. I am also a published writer.

About Me

Here are some of the things that I love:

Old letters from estate sales, old written postcards, stamps, old books, especially old Bibles. Vintage magazines. If it is old and smelly, I'll love it, lol! Just don't send me your great-uncle Jack!

blank card stock in neutral colors

Bitten by the Bug!

I've been bitten by that washi bug! I managed to escape it for a long time, but it got me after all. I don't yet have a lot to swap, but I've a feeling that will change soon! I'm specifically looking for vintage looks, typewriters, cameras, books, writing, word themed tapes. But I also like feathers, flowers, animals, the ocean/beach, vintage kitchen tools, birds, Black Labradors, and purple polka dots♥

Tea For Two?

I like tea; there are not many I dislike. Green tea does nothing for me. Yes I know it's supposed to be good for me, but so is kale, and you all know how I feel about that!

In my tea canister, there is Constant Comment, Earl Grey Double Bergamot, Ginger Peach, Raspberry, and Mint. Fruity, minty, or spicy, that's what I like.


orneryswife rated for CF: Color Swap Purple on May 13, 2021
Comment: It came in today's mail! What a thoughtful gift!
Response: Great, I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the nice rating♥
LadyJo rated for CF: Mail Art to match stamp! on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the coffee mail art and the neat enclosure. My husband enjoyed reading what you put together on coffee. Well, I enjoyed it too! A neat thing to do with coffee bags! Came with the coffee smell and all! Glad to have you for a partner again!
Response: Hi, Jo! I'm so glad you liked it, and I'm glad the bag still smells like coffee. Hugs from Oregon♥
Comment: Tks so much for the card and extras. Love you dear friend Hugs from a distance DI
TamiHope rated for CF - Postcard - Picture of Love on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Hi Tere - I think your postcard picture is the most beautiful snow scene I have seen! It is just gorgeous. Thank you very much!! Tami
Response: Thank you, Tami, I'm so glad you like it! And thank you also for such a great rating♥
Comment: Love the card you made with the scripture on the front. Pretty colors.
Response: Thank you, Diane! I'm glad you like it♥
glennasgarden rated for CF - Repurposed Card for 2021 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Beautiful bird card and lovely message my friend. Thanks, Tere
clutterfree rated for CF Christmas Stocking Exchange on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: Wish I could give more hearts! ! I have not opened any of the packages yet but all the awesome fabric wrapped gifts make my heart happy and even ribbons and a bell...how creative and special you were with this homemade stocking and all to stuff it with....I had not joined this swap the last few years but I had lots of fun with it this year!! Thank you...I know I'm going to love your choices for me. ...so glad you were able to join this year as well! MERRY CHRISTMAS friend! And many blessings in the new year....Charlene
Response: Thank you, Charlene! I'm eager for you to open that largest one, so if you want to act like a kid and open it now, it's okay with me, lol! You can save the rest for Christmas♥
Comment: Adorable cat ornament! Thank you. :)
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for rating; have a memorable holiday♥
LadyJo rated for CF: Merry Christmas Mail Art on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: I love how the card matches the envie! You are so creative! I will like using the enclosures as well! Glad you could join this swap! By the way I just realized this is not the resend but the first one dated Dec. 16th! It only arrived today on January 22. Oh my!
LadyJo rated for CF: Snow Memory on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: I just loved your beautiful photo post card! Thank you for sharing about your safe trip and than snowed in! I would enjoy at least a weekend to be snowed in!
TamiHope rated for CF christmas card on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Tere! I love my Christmas card you sent and you are so sweet to have included fun goodies all with polka dots!! Love it! Thank you very much!
bb2 rated for CF - Christmas Card with 3 Elements on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for joining this swap and sending such a lovely card. Blessings on your Christmas and New Year!
LindaW rated for CF - Put a LEAF on it on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice Fall wall hanging. I appreciate you sending it to me.
ginny19590 rated for CF ~ Scavenger Hunt ~ OCT on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty fall picture!
Tatiruth624 rated for CMF - Friendship Card on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Loved the photo on the front of the card. The card was very lovely.
Kokoxo rated for CMF: Autumn Greeting Card on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card. You're message inside was very heartwarming and i hope to see you in another swap very soon ~ xoxo P.S. I did the immune therapy and it worked great! I stopped halfway through, but during and for awhile after I was completely immune to cats and my other allergies :)
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Washi Hello #247 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I’m a bit tardy with this rating. Sorry about that! I love your washi card. You always step out of the box & make cool washi cards. I like how you made the washi bird a focal point. Thanks for catching me up on your life. Big hugs to you!
LadyJo rated for CF - Put a Scripture Verse on it on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful card with the Daisy photo! Thank you so very much! Nice swapping with you!
HappyDayMail rated for CF: Yard Sale-August on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: thanks bunches for the two vintage letters...what treasures! I appreciated your winter scene photo too...beautiful indeed. Always good to hear from you, Tere, and especially fun when we are swap partners :)

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rarjones on Feb 18, 2021:

Happy February Birthday to you:) God Bless your special day!

CF Group - Rose

peach19 on Jan 22, 2021:

Hi there! It has been a while, but I hope you're well! :)

Juniestars on Dec 31, 2020:


Mayje on Dec 10, 2020:

Hello! I just got the package of craft supplies you sent me (in relation to my craft supplies that drowned in the flood). I love them all and I am so happy that I am startting over my craft supplies again. Thank you so much and I really appreciate it. Have a nice day always! :)

Juniestars on Dec 1, 2020:

Hello! All this time there's been a note on my page from you and I just now noticed it. Thank you!! Its nice to "meet" you too!

Hope you're surviving 2020!

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2020:

May you have a blessed and happy new year!

bb2 on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and thank you for the birthday card with the beautiful flower stickers. They make me long for spring. I think we will have a little wait. God bless you and your home.

rarjones on Dec 22, 2019:

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!! Blessings for a happy and health 2020 :) Hugs, Rose
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abbyaguas on Sep 8, 2019:

Dear TereDiane54,

I just would like to thank you for praying for me some years ago, when there were terrible typhoons in the Philippines. I really felt your prayers for protection... and thank you for standing on the gap for me.

If there is something I can pray for you, let me know.

Writing this with gratitude,


Paige1900 on Apr 21, 2019:

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