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Date Joined: August 14, 2013
Last Online: July 2, 2021
Birthday: November 4, 1956
Country: United States
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About Me

I am pleased to meet new folks and have been postcrossing for years now. I have several hobbies and love to bead and make Jewelry. I know how to tat, a lost art of lace making. I have been doing counted cross stitch and I love doing it. I get better with each project I do (mostly bookmarks so far). If for any reason you haven't received a swap item from me, please let me know. Glancing at other profiles, it looks like it's important to mention this! I'm pretty conscientious and organized and would never flake although I do often send towards the end of a swap due to a busy life. I love my husband, kids and their spouses and my grandchildren. This is my long-haired dachshund Zoey at 13 weeks and then 10 months. She is a real live wire. Zoey at 13 weeksZoey at 10 months

Favorite Crafts

I love cross stitch and subscribe to almost every magazine, even the ones from the UK. I just bought a Fantasy Cross Stitch Magazine that has several great Unicorn patterns. I just have to get brave enough to try one. So far I have only cross stitched on aida 14ct and 16ct. The 16 ct is a black hand towel and it is challenging. Any hints for working on dark fabric are very welcome. I love anything handmade, especially with paper. I love handmade postcards and cards as well as store bought postcards and greeting cards. I especially like art postcards, architecture, autumn, waterfall and nature postcards. I like stamps and use them in my art, scrapbooking and altered books. I love beading and making my own jewelry. I like using seed beads and using the different beading techniques like Peyote stitch and brick stitch. I really want to learn to make my own beaded beads if I can just find the time, lol. I do Altered Books, and have 4 packed away right now as we moved a year ago to a new state and I'm still slowly unpacking. I really like using washi tape in my artwork. You can never have to much washi tape, lol. I also like doing ATC's in a wide variety of themes. I am learning to zentangle, working on 3.5 by 3.5 squares and ATC's. Here is a postcard I did for a swap. I am improving but it is going slow. I would welcome anyone's zentangle. I love making and getting things with flowers, birds and butterflies or other flying insects such as dragonflies. I love fairies and other fantasy animals such as unicorns. I also know how to tat but really have not done it for several years. I also love any dachshund images and have a scrapbook for my dog that I put the images in.

Holidays I Love

I love Halloween images and stickers , especially pumpkins with unusual faces and black cats. I love candy corn pictures and stickers too. I have a Halloween themed Altered Book that I am currently working on and adding received art too. I have Halloween jewelry that I wear the entire month of Oct. I love thanksgiving, cute turkeys, pictures of laden tables and pilgrims. I add these things to my fall scrapbook.

Christmas is also a favorite. I love Santa Clause and Father Christmas pictures of all kinds.Pictures of Christmas trees. (even magazine pictures.) I have a Christmas themed Altered book that I work on year round. I also start wearing Christmas Jewelry on November 1st so I can wear it all. I love holiday jewelry and am always on the look out for it.

For Valentines day I like vintage images and cards. They don't need to be the actual cards, there are wonderful downloads out there of all kinds that I use.

St Patrick's day is another great holiday, Leprechaun and clover pictures being my favorite here.

For Easter I love decorated eggs. (Pictures of them or real blown shells.) I actually collected egg cups and decorated eggs to go in them but had to let them go when we moved,

My Favorite Colors

I love pink especially the soft pastel colors, I do like all pastel colors. I love autumn colors like browns and oranges. The leaves changing on trees are so beautiful. I always welcome photos of leaves and have a scrapbook dedicated to fall. I really love all colors.

Favorite Books

I love mysteries and sci-fi books. I like the J.D. Robb Death series. I loved the Harry Potter books and the Narnia books. I also read a lot of art books (about altered art and mixed media). I love our local library and our kids laugh at us because we visit libraries in other cities and sit in them and read books they have, My husband likes genealogy and other libraries have different things in their archives dealing with that. I just read their art books.


I make and sell jewelry. I especially like to make and sell eyeglass leashes, although I have none in my shop right now. I have many for my own personal use, I can pretty much match all my clothes with one or another of them. I would welcome any kind of beaded eyeglass leashes, necklaces or earrings. I like my jewelry on the small dainty side to medium.

A great deal of my jewelry is handmade. I always welcome handmade jewelry. I have pierced ears.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of TV. We have a DVR and we record all of the shows that are on after our bedtime. (we get up early) I like game shows and I watch Price Is Right, Lets Make A Deal everyday, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy ever night I can. I like the home improvement shows on HGTV especially the ones where they create on a shoestring budget. Some of the finished homes are eyepopping. I love baseball and the Cardinals are my favorite.

Foods I like

First let me say, I am allergic to nothing.

I love candy and gum. I would welcome locally made (in your area) candies or gums.

I love fruit and vegetables and have been working to get more in my diet. I do good on the fruit but vegetables are a challenge for me. I am a meat eater and love to cook. I don't bake a lot any more.

Wish list...

*Bookmarks of all kinds and especially love ones from libraries or bookstores.

*Book Pages especially in a language or old dictionary and encyclopedia pages.

*Smash book Items


*Ticket stubs

*Tatting Shuttle


*Letter Opener

*Coloring pages and books (There are so many).

*Anything from or similar to things on my Amazon Wish list or Etsy Wish list. On Etsy I have many boards but for swap-bot I have a $10 and less board, $8 and less board and $5 and less board. Gently used items are fine.


I like my postcards sent naked except for sports postcards (stadiums, teams, other sports). I like sports postcards sent in an envelope.

*Postcards - any including ad/free, tourist and I love waterfalls. I would love any baseball, football, soccer or any other sports postcards. Also love autumn postcards and flower postcards. Holiday postcards too.


purple24 rated for BCS: Shape it - bookmark on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Never received anything. She said she’ll remake and resend, but still nothing. I took pity and told her to take her time. Haven’t heard from her since. Will re- rate if I ever receive anything.
dawnakaulen rated for TT&E: SC PC USA on May 19, 2018
Comment: Nothing received. I messaged her weeks ago and still shows unread. Will change rating if anything is ever received.
reauk rated for A/FAWLS Folded And Mail Letter. on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter
PurpleEars rated for Bookmark obsession on May 15, 2018
Comment: I didn't receive anything. I tried to message but you haven't logged in to read it. Will change if I receive anything.
Highlander18 rated for TT&E: SC PC USA on May 12, 2018
Comment: Sent a message April 18th, unread. Looks like you entered sent way after the sent by date. Will re-rate when received.
SatisHuman rated for Etsy Favorites # 3 on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: I love them!! Thanks so much!
Lucine rated for A/FAWLS Folded And Mail Letter. on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing:)
Comment: thank you for everything you sent. <3 You are awesome
Hotthreads rated for Theme: Flowers on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I loved all the goodies! I love lavender too. :0)
yvonne401 rated for Easter Swap on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Happy Easter!
justme2905 rated for Easter Swap on Mar 25, 2018
Lablauri57 rated for Theme: Flowers on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the neat stuff you sent
Comment: Thanks you so much for the bookmarks! Such a great variety! :)
Comment: Received this this morning and loved it! Thank you so much for my little extras, they're beautiful. Can't wait to get stuck into that book on my break from Uni next time for some stress relief xxx
justme2905 rated for ATP Chocolate on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your board with me. I see a few that I am going to pin and try. Hope you are feeling better. Take care of yourself.
HOLDENV84 rated for PCEW18 Round 1 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you lovely for my postcard. I love receiving them from you and I hope you are well xx
MCGalaxy rated for 80s Pinterest Swap on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board and thank you for participating in this swap
littlemissme84 rated for ATP Chocolate on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing

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pattiairel on Dec 23, 2018:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

anrtist on May 31, 2018:

HEY, How are you ? Please pm me when you can. I hope all is well with you! & yours,
Blessings. cc

Highlander18 on May 12, 2018:

TT&E: SC PC USA never received. Sent you a message April 18th, still unread. Time to rate.

tatntole on Feb 1, 2018:

EF ~ Animal Series #1, Polar Bear Deco Swap So sorry the first set didn't work.

tatntole on Jan 31, 2018:

EF ~ Animal Series #1, Polar Bear Deco Swap

tatntole on Jan 31, 2018:

EF ~ Animal Series #1, Polar Bear Deco Swap

yvonne401 on Jan 17, 2018:

I just figured out how to post a video. Just click on the Polar Bear link. Continue to click until it plays. This is a really good video. It shows polar bear up close and personal. I hope you enjoy.

Polar Bears



emeraldawn on Jan 17, 2018:



yvonne401 on Jan 16, 2018:

EF ~ Animal Series #1, Polar Bear Deco Swap

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I've chosen for you!

I've seen the polar bears at the Philadelphia Zoo as pictured here.

The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear. A boar weighs around 350–700 kg, while a sow is about half that size. Although it is the sister species of the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice and open water, and for hunting seals, which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time on the sea ice. Their scientific name means "maritime bear" and derives from this fact. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present. Because of their dependence on the sea ice, polar bears are classified as marine mammals.

Weight: 771.62 pound (350 kg) – 1,543 pound (700 kg) (Male) · 330.69 pound (150 kg) – 551.16 pound (250 kg) (Female)

Scientific name: Ursus maritimus

Height: 48.03 inch (122 cm) – 62.99 inch (160 cm) · 52.36 inch (133 cm) on average (Male) Length: 94.49 inch (240 cm) – 118.11 inch (300 cm) (Male) · 70.87 inch (180 cm) – 94.49 inch (240 cm) (Female)

Speed: 3.48 mph (5.60 km/h) on average (Walk) · 6.21 mph (10 km/h) (Swimming)

Tail length: 2.76 inch (7 cm) – 5.12 inch (13 cm)

I don't know what you think, but I think they are one of the cutest animals around. I tried to post a video here but it wouldn't work. If you really like polar bears I would recommend watching some videos. They will make you like them even more.



CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 15, 2018:

Hello, partners have not been assigned yet I am just posting this early :)

EF ~ Animal Series #1, Polar Bear Deco Swap

Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world, rivaled only by the Kodiak brown bears of southwestern Alaska. Polar bears sit at the top of the food chain in the biologically rich Arctic. The most carnivorous of the bear species, polar bears feed primarily on the fat of ice-dependent seals

SIZE: Head and body, 7.25 to 8 ft; tail, 3 to 5 in

WEIGHT: 900 to 1,600 lbs


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