Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2021 8:05 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: August 2, 2021
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

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I am married with 1 daughter and 1 grand daughter, 4 fur kids..( 2 fat cats ,1 skinny yarn loving cat and one ornery cat ) I retired in 2016 and now just a full time care giver 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.

I have almost got one bucket list done of being in all 50 states. Alaska and Hawaii is the last ones on the list. Virus allowing...Alaska in 2021.(NOT) Trip got canceled due to Canada not wanting international boats in their water...totally understand..maybe 2022?

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. :(

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. Lately, Alaska, the last frontier. It reminds me of my childhood in many ways. I also like to watch home improvement shows that center on upcycling things. Gives me ideas that are affordable to do. Plus gotta have property brothers too...nice eye candy.lol

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.

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

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

fun stuff

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

COLLECTIONS: magnets....state ones...need Delaware

key chains....need Delaware.

recycled bags from national parks

postcards: local color, ethic, maps, 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 include making personal 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


Comment: Lovely stamps, and thanks for the mini playing cards.
lrm1980 rated for Your Photograph ATC 02 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the 2 beautiful photo ATCs! I love them both. (And I’m sorry to hear about the paper-eating cat incident. I hope your kittty didn’t get into too much trouble! 😺)
SurfinNan rated for Art Junk Journal Experiment 112 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for your send.
RiverTopanga rated for Altered Index Card - Lighthouse on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Dee... what a fabulous lighthouse index card!! The glitter really adds a lot...and sticking hardfast! Thank you for that! And thank you for the Icelandic candy wrappers. I would like to see Reykyavik and the hot springs someday πŸ™‚ Thank you for joining the swap. I hope you will join more! πŸ’–πŸ’—
Response: The hot springs are great. I was at the blue lagoon. Reykjavik is where most of the people live. Hope you can go some day
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2021 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ice cream chunk. Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorites!
Catconfuser rated for CS: Happy summertime swap on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Many thanks for Your mail !!
AmyMarie rated for AAA: Secret ATC on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs.
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-A Week Of Surprises Swap-US #2 on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you soo much 100000 hearts to you
Comment: Hi Dee, Thank You for being patient in receiving your rating for this swap. My slow return on the rating is not because I don't want to share my appreciation for your Outstanding Work. Instead, I'm challenged medically and my challenges sometimes dictate what I'm able to do. Thank you for participating in my swap and for completing the swap and for using some GREAT pictures of some of what we can see at each park. I appreciate the information you shared about each park. You also labeled each park. I am giving you a 5, but make sure you always check all the requirements that needs to be done before you mail the swap to your partner(missed the date of when each place became a National Park. I hope we have another, at least one, time(s) to swap with one another. Until then, Happy Swapping! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Response: sorry about missing writing the dates on it. I had them in my notes but must have missed putting them on the cards. I understand about medical issues. Right now, hubby and I are waiting for a lung biopsy to be done. With another issue, the CAT found...now know why he isn't eating. (lost 35 lbs since middle of June) The 2 may be related by a scary name. :(
kssunlover1947 rated for ATC - Cats (USA) on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Cat ATC. I like both cats you used.
Comment: Thank you for the Pizza card. I like that kind also but don't get it very often as it is hard to find in the individual size.
Wingy rated for Traveling sticker book #30 on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Cellolady rated for Food packaging cardboard swap on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I understand about no gluten. I have celiac disease. No gluten forever... :-(
Response: It is so hard going out to eat. I have a few places that are very good about it. But am so more healthier without gluten...no more gut pain. take care
Magenta3 rated for LSRUS-"Owned by a Cat"-US on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap and letter.
Comment: Thanks so much for the book pages, sheet music, postcards, skull stick ems and the other papery goodies! Very nice swap.
Response: I'm glad you like the selection. There was a lot of hunting for these goodies
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2021 on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you β™₯β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.¸¸🌞
Comment: Wow Thank you so much for the **Blueberry Applique** on the outside of the Tea Wallet.. Love the Fabrics you used Too. Thank you for joining this Swap !!! Love Peppermint Tea and Green Tea..
Response: I'm glad you like the wallet and the tea. I like adding chocolate chips to the mint tea...yum
ultracinematik rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2021 on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the chunk! πŸ•πŸ…πŸ§€
renate rated for CS:send a cat postcard or notecard on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cat card
Comment: Thanks for choosing paper scraps you thought I'd like! It is a lovely postcard!

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SunflowerRose on Jun 7, 2021:

I am foster hosting traveling sticker book swap till she comes back. #30 is up

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!β™₯

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!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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