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pbcquiltlover

pbcquiltlover
Date Joined: October 24, 2012
Last Online: December 1, 2022
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

This past year has seen quite a switch in my employment: I used to teach elementary school kids creative writing through fairy tales and quilting on a sewing machine, but now I'm working with my husband mowing for his lawn service company. I burn really easily, so I have to wear long sleeve, jeans, gloves, hood over my face...you get the idea. He was shocked I could work like that in "sunny" south Florida!

We have also lost many of our kitties: Baby Girl and Teddy both crossed the rainbow bridge last year, and this year we've lost Honey and my sweetheart, Elvis. We also lost Dotty and Cuteness. Baby Boy still lives next door although I rarely see him, and we have Luna Belle who recently turned 8 years old as the last cat standing at our house. The others were all getting on in age (the eldest were over 16), so these passings weren't unexpected but they're still heartbreaking...

Favorite Books

My favorite authors are Jennifer Chiaverini (quilting), Anne McCaffrey & Mercedes Lackey (fantasy), Philippa Gregory (Tudor historical novels) and John Grisham (legal novels) as well as other authors in those fields. I just recently "found" Nora Roberts - I go through a lot of books on cds while I travel to/from the different schools where I teach, so I'm always on the lookout for stuff to listen to while perusing thrift stores, yard sales, etc. I have no problem with "previously enjoyed" anything!

Favorite Television

Netflix junkie: Bridgerton was incredible (I want to watch the entire series again!) Right now we're watching Anne With an E in between my hubby's random selections.

Favorite Crafts

Decades ago I taught classes through Creative Circle, so I'm experienced in embroidery, both stamped and counted cross stitch, lace net darning, candlewicking, needlepoint and quilting, but by far quilting has become my obsession and deepest love, although fabric postcards, tote bags, insulated water totes and other sewing projects poke their ways in from time to time.

My grandmother also taught me how to crochet when I was little, but I don't know how to read patterns so I make up my own stuff.

Pets

I adore my kitties! (at the beginning of 2020)...I had 8 cats. In order of age they are Teddy, Baby Boy & Baby Girl; Elvis & Dotty: and Cuteness. My daughter and her ex boyfriend adopted two kitties a couple of years back that they couldn't keep within a few months so Luna Belle and Honey have joined the herd. Luna Belle is the only one that stays in the house full time by her own desire. Cuteness & Baby Girl come in and out, and the others primarily prefer the outdoors but will come in during bad weather or fireworks.

I collect:

...keychains! They only "count" if they're sent by someone in that area, has visited that area or I have gone there myself. I have them from a number of states including Hawaii and Alaska as well as Hong Kong, England and Trinadad/Tobago. I have both an America map and a global map panel I plan on quilting and hanging up, attaching each key chain to the appropriate area. If you have my name in a swap and it's appropriate, I would love a cheap keychain with the name of your state/country/city...thanks!

Wish list:

Anything kitty, dragon, fairy, dragonfly or bright and colorful makes me happy!

I would love a keychain from your neck of the woods if it's appropriate for the swap.

I enjoy all sorts of crafty things. I also really enjoy newsy letters about anything, either typed or hand written.

Books on cd you've scored from a yard sale, dollar store, thrift store or clearance racks are heart-able and appreciated.

Washi tape is definitely appreciated. Stickers are always fun: if I don't use them personally, I can always use them for the kids when I'm teaching. Fairy-tale stickers are the best!

Ratings

MsBellaDonna rated for Bad joke postcard swap #5 on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! A sense of humor goes a long way!
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Comment: I would also have been pretty mad if my cousin stole my computer. I’m sorry that it was lost forever.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #13 on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful HSTs! Great colors! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
snels119 rated for Anything Goes Postcard Swap on Nov 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for all the fun cards!
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Comment: Thank you!!! Great Quote! Hope you are having a great week!! x G
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Comment: WOW! I hope you're able to teach classes in your dining room soon!
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Comment: Hi Christine, those are very special and great things to be grateful for! Thanks for sharing, Carola 💜
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perkl8r rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #13 on Nov 3, 2022
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Comment: thank you
Eulegirl rated for Teacher Tips! on Oct 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the teacher tips. I have a lot of kids who come with the "bad" label. I tell them I don't know who thinks they are "bad", but I need them to be in my classroom where they are being successful. I just told one today I was glad to see him back in class (had been in ISD) and that I want him here because he is successful in my class.
Ramya rated for Postcards About Me - S on Oct 20, 2022
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Comment: I learned so much about you... you are a leader and very socially comfortable. You have a husband who adores you. You are a creative person who is gifted in language. Awesome... Thanks for the pretty shell pc! Happy Swaps.
Shanoya212 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #15 on Oct 17, 2022
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cassie3001 rated for Ugly PC Swap #61 on Oct 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Christine! I agree, it is boring! I'm sure there are much better views to choose from to entice travel to Florida. It's also so thin and flimsy. The sticker you added was a nice touch. Thanks!
SuperNay rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #15 on Oct 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the assortment of items you sent me, I have a few that are my favorites! And I appreciate you not sticking to the minimum of 3 items. :)
Mimiadpi rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #15 on Oct 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!!
Fabriqueen rated for Grounded in Gratitude on Oct 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely postcard! It made my day!
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Comment: This is a very cool postcard, thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you for your gratitude. You are blessed to have growth supported in your creative journey. I hope you are well and have not suffered loss during the hurricane. Stay safe.
brooklynbunch rated for Stuff the Mailbox #39 on Sep 24, 2022
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Comment: I especially like the yoga "happy baby" card--thank you! Susan (brooklynbunch)

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Comments

BobaBarb on Jan 9, 2022:

I got the letter from you with the notes, thank you so much <3

9O96O on Dec 27, 2021:

The image didn't come through on that last message. Here is the postcard I mailed to you for PnS: Sender's Choice #324186. I hope you've received it.

Meisje on Apr 5, 2021:

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Wishing you a great day!

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Take care ♥

Fabriqueen on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hi Christine, I hope you are having a wonderful day and lots of time to work o a beautiful quilt. You should share a quilt on your profile. Quilting has been one obsession of mine for many years. Quilters are beautiful people!

Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

MissCocoa on Apr 5, 2021:

Hello. Hope you had a great 😊 🐣 Easter weekend ❤️

Poohtat on Apr 5, 2021:

Leave a Comment #3 ~ From Poohtat

fxmldr1 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hi. I read some quilting books by Jenniger Chiavirini years ago. They were really good. I hope you had a blessed Easter. Love the kitties names. We have 2 fur babies Bella ( mama) and Tiny.

blinger2008 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hello! I hope that you have a wonderful day!

leynaaaa on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hi! Hope you have a good day!

CWUmom on Apr 5, 2021:

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I hope you enjoy these. Have an amazing day. Happy swapping!

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