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churlann

churlann
Date Joined: January 21, 2012
Last Online: August 1, 2021
Birthday: April 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi my name is Sherry, but I got the nickname Churlann from my kids a long time ago. They thought it was cute so it stuck with me. I live in a small rural farming community called Pennsylvania Furnace. Swappers often ask me how it got it's name, so here ya go. Back in the 1800's there were several iron furnaces in the area and the ruins of PA. Furnace is on our little road, by the creek. It is still partially there and is being restored by the historical society. We are close to State College That's our go-to town for shopping, work, library and events We love living near a university town but far enough away that we don't have to deal with traffic and the crazy student population on a daily basis.. Especially on football weekends. Go Penn State!

I have been retired from teaching elementary kiddos, in an emotional support program, for 7 years now! I still miss it, but I love having freedom to do other things that I love.

I am a Gramma to 7 beautiful children, ages range from 13 to 4. Two bio, 2 adopted, and 3 bonus children. How blessed are we?!! I live with my husband, and our cat, Maybelle. We lost our little Beagle, Angel, last Fall.We miss her everyday. Maybelle has been so entertaining. She is getting big and loves to explore the outdoors. We love having a garden and raising some chickens. We have 12 Barred Rock hens that bless us with eggs every day. My newest hobby is kayaking, although not in January when I am writing this. I got a kayak for my 70th birthday last August. It was the highlight of our pandemic summer! My whole family are all photographers. My favorite subjects are landscapes from my kayak, animals, old barns, anything interesting that catches my eye, and of course all those grandkids too! I love to read books but mostly in the winter. I love to cook and try new and interesting recipes. I have been gluten free and low sugar for six years now and feel so much healthier for it. So if you are sending me recipes, keep that in mind. Thanks. I have three grown children, and even though they aren't at home anymore, I still spend time with them whenever I can. We are a very close family. I have been married to the same wonderful man for 48 years and we are happy to this day. Sam retired last summer and it's been going great.

Favorite Music

I love music,!! I have a huge collection of CD's. Some of them are signed by the artist. My favorite genres are Bluegrass, Old Timey, Old Country, and old Rock and Roll. My husband is a musician, playing dobro and guitar, He has played in several Bluegrass bands. We go to at least three Bluegrass Festivals every summer and go to many concerts that are local. But I have all kinds of music in my collection which is vast. Anything from Adele to Merle Haggard.

My hobbies and interests

I love to sew just about anything. I've been sewing since I was 10 years old. I love fabrics, especially linen and cotton prints. Right now I'm working on bowl cozies, quilted storage pods and bunting flags for crafts fests I do in the fall. I also love photography. I love to take photos of family and beautiful and interesting subjects and make cards for friends and swap partners. I love flower gardening and making fresh cut bouquets. My favorite summer activity is kayaking on lakes.

Message to swappers

Please don't forget to rate when you receive a swap. I don't archive until rates are done both ways. Let me know by message if you have not received my swap. I will make it right!! I would hate to get a low rating for something that didn't show up. I am faithful at sending. I love reading the notes in my swaps. I learn so much about people. So if you send me something I will definitely read it.

Things I love

POSTCARDS: VINTAGE, black and white are my favorite, art themed, animals, and birds.Would love to have postcards from other countries.

Ratings

NaultFun rated for Recipes Thru the Ages on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: These recipes look amazing! I can't wait to try them - first up will be the corn fritters!
Zefaniya rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Verse/Quote PC #6 on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool photo and the fun extras!
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Comment: We play Cards Against Humanity too, its so much fun
pahasiga rated for SS: May Color: YELLOW Photo on Jul 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the photos! We have similar yellow water lilies in nearby river, but they weren't big and plentifyl enough to shoot for this swap! The wild flowers are very pretty as well. What ARE the things in baekry? I first thought these were mini pumpkins!
KristenCat rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #251 on Jul 1, 2021
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Comment: thank you for the notecard. I used to watch Call the Midwives with my mother. She was a nurse :)
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Comment: You have beautiful flowers in your garden! Thanks a lot for those photos
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Comment: Thank you SO much for your card. This was one of the best snail mail letters I have received in a long time! I loved the story, the quote, and I can't wait to use the fabric in some new cards. The whole card was just so incredibly considerate and I loved it so much! Thank you! :D
Response: Aww, I'm so glad!
Lilyhax rated for Take a Walk Notecard on Jun 18, 2021
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Comment: I loved reading your note and seeing the picture you took on your walk. I really liked the "just waling on sunshine" stamp on the back. The perfect touch.
Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
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Comment: Thankyou for the Range of lovely bits. I'm looking forward to using them. X
Response: You're welcome.
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome recipes, all of which I will actually use! And the extras!
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Comment: What a great list of desserts! I've never tried Shoofly pie. My rhubarb is ready to be picked. Can't wait to make a pie!
Response: Oh you are so lucky to have rhubarb in your garden. I get some from my friend every year or buy it at the Farmer's market.
Fabriqueen rated for Create a Paper Scrap Postcard #2 on May 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful scrap postcard! I love it!!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
soyprincesa2 rated for Vaccine thoughts PC on May 14, 2021
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Comment: first of all.... I absolutely loved the Montreal postcard. I want to visit there so badly. I also had my vaccine in January and February. I teach in an elementary school so we had to hurry and get ours before we could go to work in person. I got covid in June and it lasted for a month. The vaccine first dose hit me with a case of nausea and I was exhausted. The second dose was easy. It seems that most people who have not tested positive for Covid get hit harder with the 2nd dose of vaccine... but those I know who got Covid were hit with yucky symptoms after the first does.
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Comment: Many thanks for a very entertaining swap and really enjoyed your comments and the background about the pics you sent, sounds like a fun area where you live!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all you sent! And especially for the card! 🥰
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like it,
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Comment: Thanks for the Grand Central Terminal postcard. My guess for the lie is... winning 3 photography awards.
Response: Good guess! Your are right. But I did win one local one several years ago. My grandson helped me count all the CD's. That was fun!
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Comment: Wonderful swap from you Thanks so much. I really am learning great tricks Your note was outstanding
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it!!
marclively rated for USED postcards swap #10 on Mar 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Sherry!
laterdayze rated for Easter greeting card on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Easter card and extras!

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Comments

lou on Oct 24, 2020:

Please check your private messages

Mugsie on Mar 4, 2019:

Sherry ~ thank you also for the wonderful fabric and buttons! Kelly

lou on Apr 23, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from Sharp Shooters!

ladybugluvsstuff on Mar 6, 2015:

Hi Sherry! I really enjoyed reading your profile.That is really sweet you and your husband read to each.There is nothing like fresh vegetables from your own garden,I wish I had access to them year round! I also love the Titanic,coffee,beads and buttons.I love the old gospel music,my favs: amazing grace and the old rugged cross.Happy swapping my Pa neighbor!

Apelser on Dec 31, 2014:

From Sharings God's Grace Group:

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dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

knitopheliac on Jul 5, 2012:

Not a hassle at all. :) I'm just glad we worked everything out. Happy Swapping!

Nekozet on Jun 24, 2012:

It blows my mind how you were able to work practically ALL of my favorite things into a single swap! You are special and I hope you feel all the love of the world, and beyond, in every day of your life! God bless you!!

Shannoncollar on Jun 1, 2012:

Nice to meet another Central PA person!

biasbabe on Apr 29, 2012:

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To the Nuts for Sewing Group

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