Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2024 5:15 pm


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: May 24, 2024
Birthday: April 5, 1942
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a retired art teacher and love to draw, postcards, any kind of needlework and quilting. I love recycling & creating.Love making visual journals. I'm a widow and live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia . I have an English garden and Vetg. garden during the summer. I love working in the soil and I love being out doors. I love all types of flowers. I have 3 grown children & 5 grandsons. I I have 3 great grandsons.and 4 great grand daughters. My favorite color is blue. My sister & I are working on a special quilt about all the soldiers in our family, starting with the colonial militia to date. I also love writing poetry. My twin sister moved in with me and she too is on Swap Bot (pynart2) .

.I've really enjoyed being apart of Swap Bot and I try to send out the swaps a few days after I receive my partners names. So if you don't receive one from me, please let me know so that I can resend. I take my rating very seriously, because I try and send out what I would like to receive. I don't like flakers...when someone is late just let me know...life can get in the way of creativity, but not to answer an e-mail is just plain ...not nice.

Favorite Music

I grew up with a singer father and a mother who played the piano. So I love thirties & forties music. But I love soft jazz, piano music, some opera and definitely country. I love to listen to Easy Listening music on TV. And I love to dance. Someof my favorite songs are: My Melancholy Baby, When I Fall In Love, As Time Goes By,Three Times A Lady, Dream Alittle Dream of Me, Wrapped Up In You, Besame Mucho, Monday, Monday, Walking After Midnight, "409" and Ole Red. I love all types and the list is longer, but this will give you an idea.

Favorite Books

I love reading most genre. Favorite books are - The Bible, The Red Tent, Babiyar, Night, The Notebook, French Women For All Seasons, Under The Tuscan Sun, Mutant Message Down Under, The Red Badge of Courage, The Last Lecture and most Mysteries. I read 50 books plus a year so there are to many to list.

Favorite Movies

I like Romantic movies- Sleepless In Seattle, Notting Hill, An Officer An A Gentleman, Brigette Jones Diary etc.. But I also enjoy other types like Out Of Africa, Gorillas In The Mist, The Note Book, The Last Emperor, The Sound Of Music etc I guess I like all types. How could I forget Harry Potter & Indiana Jones. Dahhh!

Favorite Television

I recently cut the cord to my Comcast and now have Roku and I just love it. Some of my Netflix favorites are Ms. Fischer Mysteries, Call the Midwives, Father Brown Mysteries , The Crown and many others.

Favorite Crafts

I like creating. I love all kinds of needle work, crocheting, embroidering, quilting (all types).& sewing. I love to draw, & paint. I make my own cards, , envelopes & Postcards. I"ve found a whole new world in Journaling and I'm just loving it.. My newest adventure is making Kwandi quilts and Pojagi Korean hand work.

What I Love

Birds chirping in the early morn. Fresh mountain air Smell of Lavender in bloom The Sun on my face My Big Red dog Bear & now Mani My family I love recycling & creating something new Walking in the sand in bare feet The smell of the forest in the Fall The many colors of Fall When the first snow flake falls An Ice Storm (It looks like a Fairytale land) Love working in my garden Stamp collecting Seeing a double rainbow Hearing the distant whistle of a train Love Kick Boxing Postmarked PC'S from around the world Blue of any shade

Wish List

Vintage hankies used or new postage stamps,worldwide

map PC & Black & White PC

love handmade items smashed souvenir pennies

antique lace

Not so nice:::

I was flaked by Hannah Dodd (alabaster)- on Swap - "Art Journal for Beginners Edited" from Oct 10, 2011 I waited til Nov 14th...no journal recd I was flaked by Stephanie Thompson(purplecircles) - on 3x3 Paper Bag Art Journal Pages Round #2 . Dealine to send swap was Nov3, 2011. I emailed her on Nov 28 & recd no reply Jan 11, 2011 Angel Flaker is Craftingdiva on my Angel journal for Art Journal for Beginners from Oct 31, 2011. I was flaked by minniepic ( Denise Kemp) on the Group: Spell A Word PC -USA Only April 2012. I was flaked by - lotti02 (Charlotte Blanchard) on the Group: E-Envie of Fun March 24, 20212 I was flaked by (karenvanita) Vanita Smith on my PBP Blue, Turq & gold SWap of Aug 31, 2012. I was flaked by JimVav for the Wild Cat ATC# 6- Lynx of Sept 22. I was flaked by Jutta Koenig for Book Page Atc #9 Valenntines Swap of Feb 4, 2013 I as flaked by IskanDetia Nov 2013- Tea Kit Swap. I was flaked by Lauren Avila for the Color What Page July 20, 2021. I sent her 3 Emails and she never responded.


A thank you goes out to all the Angels out there: smmarrty for the 3x3 paper bag journal For those who came forward to give me my 5x7 Art Journal...Thank you Taco5518 bobgrl topshelf43 VioletLove Faeorian Moonlightjade Pandessa I want to Thank Margothecat & SusieQ11 for angeling me for the Spell A Word PC I want to thank jandmterry for angeling me for Group-E-Envelope of Fun. I want to thank sewcrazy for angeling me my 7 & 8 of hearts. I want to thank Gwillisinc for angeling me, my 5x7 PBP Blue,Turq. Gold swap Oct 2012 I want to Thank Aumonoe for angeling me the Book Pg ATC #9 from 2013. I want to thank tatipop for angeling me my Tea Kit from Nov 2013. I want to thank CrystalZ for angeling me for my "Pick 3 Swap" from Sept 2015.


AnnaM rated for Pretty Journal Pouch on May 24, 2024
Comment: Phebe, what a lovely bag you made for me and filled with such nice things. I shall make good use of them all in my journal. Fondly, Elizabeth ♥
Response: So glad you liked what I created and all the goodies too.What a fun and easy swap. Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope your having a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: Enjoyed your letter and the Happy Mail stickers. The envelope you sent and the one addressed to me were so cute!
Response: You are welcome. Ienjoy making mail art. Thank you for the rating and heart. See you at the mail box. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for Folklore of the Trees - Hazel on May 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and information, a nic addition yo my collection thank you sis.
Response: Glad you liked what I created. These swaps are so much fun, finding out all about the different trees and to see how everyone creates something different. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. beatnbabs
Comment: I like your chooses. Your friend Joy
Response: A fun swap. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Eulegirl rated for PS: Pick a Word PC Swap on May 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great card selection!
Response: your welcome/ Thank you for the heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks for your nice assortment of something... 🌞😀
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
MuggleMom rated for Little Citrus Puddings RECIPE on Apr 14, 2024
Comment: Wow, you were ready for this swap and I love your pictures. I was thinking of doing an orange pudding so I might try both too, with hopefully, a successful outcome much like yours! Can't wait to try as your lemon pudding, I could almost put a spoon to my screen and try and steal a nip! xxMuggleMom
Response: This was a fun swap and the pudding delicious. I will definitely make it again, Goodluck with yours.Please send me a photo.Thank you for therating and heart. H avea wonderful day. bearnbabs
Trevismom rated for Journal Page Tabs on Apr 14, 2024
Comment: Hi Barb! I love the cute tags and I am so glad that you oriented them both ways I nearly forgot! You are so good at envelope design! Just love everything! 💓💓💓
Response: Deanna, So glad you liked the tags.I made afew extra just for fun so I could use them later in my journal. Thank you for the rating and hearts . Havea fabulous day. bearnbabs
AnnaM rated for GEORGIAN ERA TAG BOOK ~ TAG #4 on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tags Barbara, they will look nice in my tag book. Hope you and Pam had a smashing birthday. Anna ♥
Response: Anna, So glad you liked what I created. The men were so grand looking ,werent they. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a fabulous day.Barbara
Comment: Barbara, yours was such a pretty bird, I really love it. A lot of my daffs didn't flower this year due to three days of very hard frost but I have plenty to admire. Many hearts to you. Anna ♥
Response: So glad you liked the tattybird. Ienjoyed making it, that I made several to use as gift tags. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have awonderful day. bearnbabs
Trevismom rated for Folklore of the Trees - Birch on Mar 21, 2024
Comment: Oh! You are a much better artist than I am! Lol! Thank you for the birch card an the pocket tags. I'm just starting my journal. Have a great day! ❤️
Response: you are most welcome. I'm working on my 3rd journal & just creating each page with the lovely swaps Irecieve from the Georgettes. Thank you for the raing and heart. see you at the mail box. your friend Barbara/Phebe bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! The Mount Hood card is so pretty.
Response: Glad you liked thecards. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for the rating and heart. See you at the mail box. bearnbabs
veronicallama rated for tLB: February 2024 Pen Pal on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the February Happy Mail!
Response: your welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for Folklore of the Trees - first swap on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: Loved your envie and Beautiful card. Thank you so much Sis.
Response: So glad you liked what I created.What a fun swap.Thank you for the rating and heart.bearnbabs
AnnaM rated for Remembering A Georgette Valentine on Mar 12, 2024
Comment: Barbara, What a lovely tribute to our dear Julie. That was such a clever idea to use a ladies handkerchief for the dress. With affection, Anna ♥
Response: i thought 0f Julie as Shabby Chic and thought the handkerchief would be something she would have liked.I am glad you like it too.Fondly, Barbara PS Thank you for the rating and heart too
Comment: Phebe, The cards you made are lovely and I agree they look so much the nicer for that embellishment on the reverse. I shall delight in adding these to my deck. Fondly, Elizabeth
Response: Glad you liked the cards. Thank hyou for the ratingand heart.Have a wonderful day.bearnbabs
PinkPengin rated for PS: 'Wordle' Postcard Swap on Feb 28, 2024
Comment: I had a lot of fun trying to guess your word - but I didn't think of trying your name!! I could have done that for mine too, now that I think of it! I loved the cards and especially Sherlock Penguin on the envelope, that made my day. You are such a good artist!
Response: So glad you likd what I sent. I couldnt help myself, I had to draw you another penguin. This was a fun swap. Thank you for therating and heart. Maybe we will swap again, bearnbabs
Trevismom rated for Staffordshire Beef Steak Pudding on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and pictures! The egg I used in the potato mixture held the crust better than I thought it would! You took fantastic pictures! I'm not nearly the photographer! Deanna
Response: You are welcome. I too put egg in my poatoes and it worked great. What a fun swap trying recipes from the Georgian Era. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day, bearnbabs
Frodogaggins rated for tLB: Notecard Postage Palooza on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! i sent your mother a birthday card!
Response: So glad you likedthe card and I hope the envie too. Ihas fun creating the sailboat. And you for sending my mom a bday card,she willbe thrilled. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
AnnaM rated for Staffordshire Beef Steak Pudding on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Dearest Phebe, Hetty and I so enjoyed dinner with you last evening. The Staffordshire Beef Pudding tasted very nice. You must honour us with your company next week. Hetty shall be making her favourite beef ragout, a tasty meal we know you shall enjoy. Fond regards, Alice
Response: Dearest Alice, It was so lovely to visitwithyou and Hetty. I will so enjoy another visit and trying Hettys Beef Ragout. Until then. Fondly, Phebe. Thank you for the rating andheart. Hope this finds you well. bearnbabs

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AnnaM on Apr 5, 2024:

Dearest Barbara,

Have a wonderful Birthday!

Love, Anna ♥

Star7Lily on Apr 5, 2024:

Happy Birthday Phebe/Barbara

onyx95 on May 30, 2023:

You my dear, are super sweet. You did not have to do anything else, the damage was not anything that could have been helped. Thank you so much for the adorable postcard and the wonderful letter. You truly made my day 🥰

AnnaM on Apr 5, 2023:

Happy Birthday & Many Happy Returns,

Love, Anna

user2148 on Apr 5, 2023:

Happy Birthday, Barbara! 🎂🥳🎉 Thinking of you and hoping you have an amazing birthday!! Best wishes from At Home with the Georgettes 💖🦋 Anna, Jane, and Nickalli

MuggleMom on Jul 25, 2022:

Kiss kiss

for the beautiful journal pockets & goodies you made especially for me. They are gorgeous!! Thank you so much!!



Star7Lily on Apr 5, 2022:

Many Happy Returns of the day for your milestone Birthday Barbara. I hope it is a fantastic day,

AnnaM on Apr 5, 2022:

Have a lovely Day Barbara!

Love, Anna

Kairbear on Dec 6, 2021:

Hi, Barbara! I received your lovely Christmas card, along with the Florida postcard I had sent to you in a previous swap. I love the drawing you drew on it! So thoughtful of you to send it. Merry Christmas to you and a happy 2022!

circularlogic on Aug 6, 2021:

Thank you for your snail mail reply to tLB: What's your thoughts on this? I love that I was lucky enough to have you and your sister for this swap!

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