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churlann

churlann
Date Joined: January 21, 2012
Last Online: December 3, 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

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Comment: What a cute card. Thank you and Happy Holidays
Vickyen rated for SS: As Clouds Roll By on Nov 30, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sherry! Thank you for the lovely cloud photos and the share about each one - I love that you do that! All the best! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome!
lou rated for Sharp Shooters: Q4 2021 Bonus Swap: FOOD on Nov 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the veggie photos, must’ve been a huge place!
Response: It was huge.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice note!
kssunlover1947 rated for Animal PC - quick US only on Nov 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Utah wildlife PC. I have seen the bald eagle as we have them at several of our lakes near here. One is only about a mile from my home. We have white tail deer here and I have seen many of them over the years.
demiguy86 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #269 on Nov 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the note card. It looked like you had a wonderful and fun pact one too. What kind of design did you put on your pumpkin? I love carving pumpkins. Thank you also for the stickers.
loverofpostcards rated for Animal PC - quick US only on Nov 6, 2021
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Comment: I hate seeing animals in captivity!
Response: Me too.
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Comment: thank you for the fun photos, the photo notecard, and the extra postcards. I think my favorite photo might be the little garden gnomes! :)
debbiespoms rated for Animal PC - quick US only on Nov 1, 2021
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Comment: Thanks Sherry for the beautiful Elk PC! Happy you got visit Benezette, PA. to see Elk. Bet was amazing for you! I'll never get go to there or any other fun place. As I'm wheelchair bound. I see you & I are an hour & 43 minutes from each other and see you live about 51 minutes from Jersey Shore. I had been there many times before. But not in 10 yrs., due to wheelchair. Have a great night!
Response: You actually could go to the Elk. They have a wheelchair accessible path. I'm sorry you are so limited in your travels.
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kelliegirl6 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #267 on Oct 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Jane Troup card and postcards. I'm so glad you had such an eventful and enjoyable weekend. Congrats to the boys on the wins! Hope you're feeling better.
Response: You're welcome
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card & postcard. 🖤
jburb rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #9 on Oct 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cute Halloween card!
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Comment: Hi Sherry! I love your photos! The instrument cases looks so cool, as does the cardinal - that red against white - awesome and the birds! Wonderful photos and a fun share! Thanks so much! Hugs, Happy Swapping, and Snapping! ;)
Response: Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Sherry, I have to give you the BIGGEST APOLOGY for not rating you until NOW. Somehow, it got attached to another paper item. Yesterday I was going through the stack and found your swap. Please forgive ME? I want to give YOU a BIG THANK YOU for the Great package you sent me for this swap. The border, postcards, map , bookmark, and varied papers. I want you to know that I will be able to use everything you sent me. I will have the materials in my filing system so I will have them available as I do new projects. I hope we get to swap with one another again. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping! Barbara, sleepingrover2010
Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you lived my package. I love making them up.
loverofpostcards rated for Postcard from a Vacation on Aug 31, 2021
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Comment: sounds like you had a great time!
laterdayze rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Sounds like you had a really fun summer!! I'm happy Autumn is almost here and we can all our fun fall activities. Thank you for the awesome goodies! :D
JtttK rated for A Simple Postcard Challenge - #2 USA on Aug 28, 2021
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patricia8288 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Aug 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap
CraftyShana76 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #254 on Aug 25, 2021
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Comment: Love craft fairs! Sorry about the storm. But glad you did well. Sounds like a good overall weekend. TYVM for the PCs. Take care!

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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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