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dakotadee

dakotadee
Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: October 18, 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

Ratings

suepier rated for World Postcard Day Mega Swap--INTL on Oct 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from the Badlands. Love it.
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Comment: Thanks so much! <3 Al
pattiairel rated for 13 Days of HALLOWEEN DAY 13 on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: thanks for a cute swap♥♥♥
nalaqueen rated for World Postcard Day Mega Swap--INTL on Oct 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard
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Comment: Thank you for the Wanda witch card. I've only ever been to the Black Hills for Rally week in Sturgis. I'll bet Spearfish Canyon is beautiful this time of year. Have a wonderful trip!
goosey rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #10 on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: thank you for the halloween cheer! happy halloween to you!!
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful postcard. The Badlands National Park looks soooo impressive.
SMiley20 rated for World Postcard Day Mega Swap--INTL on Oct 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome national park post card!
Zomac rated for AAA: Happy Fall Y'all ATC 2X2 USA on Oct 8, 2021
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Comment: Wonderful Fall ATC's !!! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Dee, the timing of your card was perfect...just what I needed to be reminded of...God is in control, His timing, His plan. Trust him.❤️ I appreciate your encouragement. Blessings
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Comment: Thank you for the ATCs for week 2 of the calendar. The worst part now is waiting until Dec to open! I'm going to set up my string and put them up there until Dec. 😀 extra little goodies for me to open in my birthday month and for Christmas!! BONUS! Thank you for joining the swap! I hope you are enjoying creating it! 💖
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool National Park pc! Happy swapping!
Karen07 rated for World Postcard Day Mega Swap--INTL on Oct 5, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful card! Thank you!
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Comment: Nice little package! Waiting until Dec. To open... excited to see your interpretation of 12 days of Christmas- Thank you. I had a playful poltergeist in my last house.. I called Harvey. He kept stealing things and wouldn't return them for a few weeks. Mostly craft things. But one pair of reader glasses disappeared for over a year! Found them in a place I had vacuumed many times during that year 😀
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Comment: Thanks, love it!
Inkeltje rated for Food packaging cardboard swap #14 on Sep 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the glittery tigerrrrrr packaging card!
paperdoxie rated for Put mushrooms on! on Sep 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the swap, the ATC and the goodies. I also loved the many different postal stamps on the envelope. Although I'm not a big fan of neon colours, the coaster from vintage fabric is really cool! Thank you. Hopefully the west coast fires are over or under control by now, so that no further trees and animals have to die and you can do your gardening under a clear sky.
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Comment: I love the spooky-funky skull stickers and the sketch of the Survivor Tree! Thanks so much!!
bethe rated for Traveling sticker book round #33 on Sep 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

Starwatcher on Oct 3, 2021:

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

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!♥

BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!!

manders2280 on Jan 19, 2018:

My favorite simple pizza dough recipe:
http://markbittman.com/dinner-with-bittman-pizza-dough/
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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