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gizmodust

gizmodust
Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: July 2, 2022
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

Retired after working as a Lab Tech for 36 years. We produced animal health care products. I worked in the vaccine department, making vaccines for chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, horses and cats and dogs. It is very interesting work.

I live in a small town in Iowa. I grew up on a farm and will always be a country gal at heart. Big cities are nice to visit but I love the quiet and the friendly people of a little country town.

Now I finally have time to read. I love "scary" books and historical works. Not much into the romance books such as Harlequin.

I like to garden and DH and I had a small produce stand in the Summer for a couple of years. It wasn't a money making business but we met so many nice people. Plus we were selling healthy fruits and vegetables to people. I miss the fun.

Quilting is one of my favorite crafts and I enjoy all types of sewing. I especially like to make things for children. Cloth ball and blocks and quiet books. Even like to sew Barbie doll clothes. My all time favorite is X-stitching. But I love to try new crafts such as painting, scrapbooking and I've even made some garden art pieces. I'm a good starter but have trouble completing things.

I enjoy rummage sales and flea markets. Usually try to have 2 yard sales every year. Very interested in antiques. Especially old photographs, depression glass and old books. I'm also a collector of many things.

But my greatest love are my 4 kitties. All were strays or shelter adoptions. Even had to bottle feed one of them. They're all spoiled but bring so much joy to our lives. They're our "fur" babies. There's Puff and Gabby. Then Buffit and BOO. He's a character !!

I love Nature and being outside. All things weather, clouds, wind, trees and wildlife. I really enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Been seeing a few chipmunks this year. I used to have one that would take crackers with peanut butter, out of my hand. Love taking walks even in a gentle rain. Walks during a snow fall are wonderful.

Favorite Music

Oldies 50's and 60's Rock 'n Roll

Older Country Music

Older Folk Music (Peter, Paul and Mary)

Easy listening instrumental music

Kid Rock !!!????? Some of his songs are beautiful (Picture with Sheryl Crow) I just don't care for his early years.

Favorite Books

"SCARY" Books --- Horror and Fantasy --- Stephen King -- Anne Rice -- Dean Koontz - Robin Cook

Historical Romances ---
James Alexander Thom - Jane Auel - Catherine Cookson

Non Fiction -- Biographies --- James Herriott

NO Harlequin Romances, please

Favorite Crafts

Quilting

Sewing teddy bears, dolls and doll clothes and other children toys such as quiet books.

Scrapbooking (beginner)

X - stitching is my greatest love.

Photography

Misc. Favorites

Babies and Children and all animals except reptiles

Camping

Trying new recipes

Dining out and sightseeing

Patchwork and Rainbow Colors

Halloween

Angels and Fairies

Rings even the big, bold ones

Collections

CHOKIN dishes

Vintage Autograph Books

Depression Glass

Avon Bottles and all things Avon

Giraffes

Kaleidoscopes

Teapots

Oprah Book Club Books

Scrap pieces of fabric for sewing projects

Old photographs

All things CAT

Not My Favorites

Candy because I'm a diabetic

Pierced earrings because I don't have pierced ears

I don't watch a lot of TV or movies because DH is a remote junkie so I just pick up a book

Basically I'm easy to please as I'm always up for trying new and different things.

HAPPY 1000

Time to celebrate !!!!! Just received my "1000" -- 5 rating. I've loved this site ever since I joined. But slowed down a lot this year since the dreaded Covid-19 is around. Thank you all for the ratings. Means a lot to me. Happy Swapping.

Ratings

Jbondbull rated for Vintage tourist swap #23 on Jun 22, 2022
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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcard.
NJBird rated for Oversized Postcard on Jun 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Breathtaking view. And yes, cherry tomatoes, count too. They are my favorite!
lrm1980 rated for Garfield Lasagna Swap on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for such a great swap! All three recipes sound yummy, and the hand-colored cards are so pretty! One-Pan Lasagna reminds me of my mom’s recipe… yum! I think my son might enjoy the Quick Lasagne, as he loves ravioli. (And… yes! Why the “e”?! 😄) I LOVE Mexican food, so the Mexican Lasagna sounds terrific to me.
aspens rated for Space Postcard swap #2 on Jun 1, 2022
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Comment: Lovely card--thank you for sending it my way! I loved reading about your gardening. I'm sooo terrible at fostering plant life lol so I'm glad to hear about your passion for it and how well your flowers are doing! Thank you again!
Neenarneenar rated for CALG :post card on May 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
suepier rated for Oversized Postcard Swap #5 on May 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the very unique postcard. I have never seen anything like it.
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Comment: Hi June Thank you for the yummy recipes Spicemom
snels119 rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #4 on May 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and the note!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter on such pretty stationery!
Vickyen rated for Vintage Post Card Swap. on May 7, 2022
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Comment: Hi June! Thank you for the Iowa pc! I have only been to the Field of Dreams there back when our now 31 year old son, was one! I hope to visit again sometime but there are so many places on my bucket list and sadly only so much time/money! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Eulegirl rated for LSRUS: Mystery Tea Swap- USA on May 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome teas and presents!!
snels119 rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #3 on Apr 28, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the cards!
AlisonKingWriter rated for LSRUS: Unlikely Letter Swap on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! I LOVE that you used a can label! so original! I will absolutely use the extra "Stationery" you sent for the next one of these i host. Thanks! <3 Al
Writercat rated for LSRUS: Postalette letter swap on Apr 20, 2022
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Comment: Hi June! Thanks so much for your cute kitty postalette. I agree that they are a lot of fun and should be used more. I bought a few pads of postalettes on my trip to England in 2009 and still have lots left. Hope your snow didn't amount to much. No fun driving in that yucky stuff. I am like you and find that as I get older, I like it less and less. Happy Spring! Cathy
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your gardening stories with me. Happy Spring!
CraftyMailer rated for CPG Just a Note #1 - US on Apr 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the very adorable Easter greeting card. California weather has been all over the place, hot, cold, and even rainy a few days.
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Comment: Hi there June! Nice to see a swap from you. It's been ages since we swapped. Thanks very much, for the flowers PC, with your answers. Which I enjoyed reading about. Our gas is a bit higher than yours at $4.19 regular a gallon Pennsylvania is unfortunate in this area ). PA. & NJ gas prices are highest, due to the the invasion from Russia invading the Ukraine. Because of tight worldwide demands. Not fair, but there it is unfortunately.🙁 Take care & have a great day!
ch23 rated for LSRUS: 2 Year Groupiversary on Apr 2, 2022
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Comment: Hi June, Thank you for your lovely note. I hope your husband is feeling better and you are enjoying the warmer weather. Thank you for all the postcards and the descriptions. Have a great weekend!
MarHelene rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #2 on Mar 21, 2022
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Comment: Colored and sent on!
marles rated for Any postcard will do.... #6 - US Only on Mar 18, 2022
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Comment: Thanks! I've actually been on that snowmobile in Jasper National Park!!
Response: What are the chances of sending a card that you have actually experienced ?? I have plenty of others that I could have sent. Kind of spooky.

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Comments

mchesser12 on Apr 14, 2022:

Thanks for finishing up my Coloring Collab postcard #10 (2021) and sending it home. I really like how you mirror imaged what I did.

Snailmail1772 on May 2, 2021:

Thank you for returning my Coloring Collab pc to me. It was a nice surprise and it’s gorgeous.

KarenFife on Jun 19, 2020:

Thank you for choosing me as your Unassigned Partner in the Postcard Roulette Swap. I love the postcard showing the town where you live! One of my favorite type of postcards to receive is small towns!! It looks very pretty!

kssunlover1947 on Jul 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for finishing my Collab Coloring PC. I love how colorful these cards are and how everyone colors their sections.

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Lina279 on Feb 27, 2018:

Thank you for being extra)

FundyGirl on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Fish Collab Coloring Postcard. It turned out super cute!

Coss on Sep 2, 2017:

Thanks for sending my CI Collaborative PC home. The end result looked great.

Fabriqueen on Jul 1, 2017:

Hi June, I just want to thank you again for the beautiful birthday card you sent to me! Everyone here are such blessings to my life! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

VelveteenRabbit on Dec 19, 2016:

I got your package today for the FF: Fat Quarter Fun swap and I loooove it! Snowflakes! :D Thank you for the lovely fabric and ribbon, the adorable buttons and the vintage seam binding. Everything was just perfect, and I enjoyed seeing the picture of the quilt. Thanks for taking time to write! :)

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