Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 7:53 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: September 21, 2023
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

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I am married with 1 daughter and 1 grand daughter, 3 fur kids..( 2 fat cats and 1 skinny yarn loving cat . ornery cat crossed the rainbow at 18 yrs old ) I retired in 2016 and now just a full time caregiver for my hubby. I love swapping but sometimes taking care of my hubby gets in way of my rating,ect. A gentle reminder please when I am late on rating.

With hubby needing more attention, I am limiting how many swaps I do so I can get them out on time. I am open to private swaps.If we talked about one but I didn't get back to you, recontact me. If hubby is being more challenging, I go into survival mode and forget my fun stuff.

Traveling now is on respite time...no worries about hubby then.:) I have almost got one buck all 50 states. Alaska is the last one on the list.

About Me

I'm a Christian. I like sewing with fabric creating quilts out of other people's leftovers. Most of my quilts go out to local needs.

I was a Girl Scout Troop leader from 1993 to 2019. I am born and raised in South Dakota growing up on a farm.I still live in SD. I have 5 sisters and 1 brother with 11 nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews.

10/30/2020 I lost the addy for 2 of my penpals. A gal in Australia and a gal in Texas. If you read this, contact me as I want to continue to write. the covid sent me in a tail spin and I lost your addys. :(

My respite time is spend going on guided tours creating a ton of pictures for 'wish I could create' paintings.

2019 respite was Iceland. Loved the country...air is so clean there!! saw the Northern lights..:)

My 2022 respite trip was Israel in July. (a bucket list item) Beautiful country in a desert way.There is so much history. After hearing hebrew spoken for a week, hearing english at home felt weird. I would go back to visit again if able.

Hawaiian cruise, Feb, 2023 respite trip was a great trip. Well worth waiting a couple of years to get there. The islands are very green and warm. Seeing wild chickens running around seems weird in my eyes.

Favorite Music

I like the music from the 70's, ethic music and christian .

Favorite Television

When I watch TV, it is CSI type shows. Trying to figure out how they do the lab work interest me. Also seeing 'lab rats' taking down criminals is so funny to me as a former 'lab rat'.

I also like to watch home improvement shows that center on upcycling things. Gives me ideas that are affordable to do.too.

Favorite Crafts

I love work with fabric..creating something of beauty and usefulness from scraps. The scraps make cool kid bags, pencil pouches for operation Christmas Child boxes, book covers and warm quilts for local needs. Sewing calms my soul.

I like to do crazy quilting with beads, lace & ribbons ect but that is in the summer. The cold here makes my hands hurt too much then.

I love using cotton yarn to make clothes and afghans for myself and family members who can't wear synthetic threads. The leftovers become wash cloths. Any color will work. I use yarn gotten in Good Will or rummages to make loom knit hats that are given away. The leftovers are put into colorful afghans that are also given away.

I took up painting after becoming an empty nester. Now that I am retired ..painting time is harder due to hubby's needs increasing.

fun stuff

I love beads, buttons, yarn,ribbons and fabric.

COLLECTION Funny goofy postcards

local color postcards map cards Postcards showing paintings national parks,

(love what you send as long as it is not x rated) As traveling gets harder for my husband, armchair travel by postcards is the way I fill my wandering spirit. At times now during respite time..I take bus tours now.

I love to get small coins and canceled stamps from international trades.

Lately I am finding goofy postcards funny...like the state bird is a 'skitter'. LOL. Or as an example...bears loving more tourists as they are tasty. One that I got in northern Michigan with gals in long johns posing as swim suit models give me a laugh.

In fabric swaps...I lean towards brights but can use all colors in my sewing

not wanted stuff

I am allergic to all perfumes, peanut butter, coffee and artificial sweeteners. Also can't eat wheat products now. My allergies...the gift that keeps on giving. :( So please do not send me any of these.) Please no Santa Claus's

I now can't handle wool yarn. It is very hard to breath around it. :(

for yarn swaps that make personal wear items, they need to be made of cotton please. Hobby Lobby carries a nice wt cotton that works up like a dream.... If it touches the skin, I need cotton. The rest is very uncomfortable for me to wear.


Comment: Thanks for sharing! 🌹🌹🌹
Jjean rated for AGOCF ~ (E-mail) Bible Trivia Swap #5 on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing
marclively rated for Playing Card Obsessed #54 on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Many thanks, Marc
Comment: Thank you very much! Wow you wrote a lot more than 7 days. I enjoyed reading about your life and what you've had going on. :)
Comment: Thank you for your lovely card.
Highlander18 rated for One Map + One Random #6 on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Ireland map and Mount Rushmore card.
Comment: Fun! I enjoyed it. I love magpie journals!!
Response: I loved doing this one. It was had not to write on it. A brain stretcher. Thank you for the heart
dancingtiger rated for Highs and Lows - July on Aug 16, 2023
Comment: wishing you cool days, pure air and a happy hubby. Thanks for the extras
inventacharm rated for YOUR HOBBY! on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: thank you for the pc, i love the stitching you added & i love sewing as well <3
Response: sewing is my hobby that can be mailed and I love doing fabric postcards. Thank you for the heart
Comment: WOW! I ADORE these cards you made! They are so incredible! I too make cards out of pictures I have taken. I really appreciate the time you took to make these for me!
Response: Glad you like them. Thank you for the heart
krspellman rated for The Relaxing Swap #8 on Jul 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful page and the notecards :-)
Response: I'm Glad you like the page and notecards. Thank you for the heart
denisedecker58 rated for The Relaxing Swap #8 on Jul 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful picture! I also hope your shoulder is all healed!
di53 rated for Bright Colored Find and Send on Jul 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! What a fun envelope! Love the sparkly paper and all the ribbons and trim! Thanks again. Happy Swapping!
Response: Glad you like everything I sent to you. I love sparkly stuff. Thank you for the heart
Magenta3 rated for Glitter Clusters on Jul 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail!
Response: I love happy mail also.
Cindymt rated for What I did for the Fourth of July on Jul 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing your Fourth of July with me and for joining my swap 😊
Response: This was a fun swap. Thanks for hosting it
cynaemon rated for USA Clusters on Jul 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely clusters. I love that they are sewn. Thanks for sharing some of your life with me. I am really sorry to hear about your Mom. Take care, Nathalie
Response: glad you like them. It was fun making them. Thanks for the heart
Stamper rated for 25 Postage Stamp Swap - April 2023 on Jul 10, 2023
Comment: Received Thanks for the extras
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2023 on Jul 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 🌞
luckysweetpea rated for How Does Your Garden Grow on Jul 4, 2023
Comment: Hi Dee, thank you for sharing your garden with me. I also loved hearing about your indoor plants! I hope you are enjoying the summer. Warmly, Ginger
Response: Summer is going good.Right now, Canada smoke is gone for now.:) Thanks for the heart
shinyserra rated for The Relaxing Swap #8 on Jul 3, 2023
Comment: The roses are really pretty!!

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LindaW on Mar 30, 2022:

Hope you have a blessed Birthday!🎂

Starwatcher on Oct 3, 2021:

Congratulations on getting over 1000 hearts so far! Happy swapping!

mummsie on Feb 12, 2021:

So happy you liked the card and it arrived this time!!

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!!

manders2280 on Jan 19, 2018:

My favorite simple pizza dough recipe:
I make calzone with this dough too, filled with spinach (10oz. frozen, thawed in a colander, and squeezed dry), ricotta, a little parmesan, and an egg. My husband likes a calzone with spaghetti sauce on the side; I like it plain.

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:

Thank you for the card. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:
mebanham on Mar 26, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card. My day didnt start bright but it definatley turned bright when i opened your card. Happy birthday xx

MissPaula on Mar 22, 2017:

Thanks for the sparkleicious birthday card! Hope your day is delightful!

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