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Bridget

Bridget
Date Joined: October 24, 2010
Last Online: June 20, 2017
Birthday: September 12, 1959
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 53 year old wife and mother. I've been married once for 37 years and our children are 21, 28 and 32. With all of my children grown I am a recent empty-nester.

I was a stay-at-home wife/mom and spent a lot of time doing arts/crafts. I scrapbook--I am a recent Tim Holtz addict. I've created around 35 actual photo albums and love to make "tag albums". But, I confess, I've recently discovered professional coffee table books where you create your albums on-line and they send them to you in a hard-bound book. I gotta tell you, there's nothing like them.

I've been quilting since I was about 8. I love most to make memory quilts. When my daughter got her BA I made her a quilt from her baby dresses and clothes I had saved through her High School Band Uniform alternated with photos of her wearing them. I made my son a similar one from his dress shirts and ties.

I love to make beaded jewelry with lots and lots of small to medium beads and I do decorative as well as canvas painting.

I am always open to learning something new and I would love to learn to knit!! My sister works for an airline so in the past three years I have been able to travel a little. I have been to DC, Pittsburgh, NY, Las Vegas, London, Paris, LA, Denver and Alaska. It has also enabled me to have out-of-town friends visit me.

I live in a tiny farming town in SE WA state and have lived in the same home for 27 years.

I love to kick around thrift shops, yard sale and spend time with friends. I hang out with my husband on the weekends.

I start shopping/crafting for Christmas in October and always over-do.

I am a huge advocate for mental illness and the homeless.

About Me

I keep myself in check for fear I'll end up on "Hoarders", the television show. Nearly everything in my home is hand-made, remade or a gift. I LOVE books, preferably hard backs, but always in mint condition. With my children grown I turned my fourth bedroom into a library and have 6 book cases full.

I love Wally Lamb, Mary Higgins Clark, Ann Rule, Jacqueline Suzanne & John Saul. Stephen King wrote a non-fiction titled On Writing that was just awesome. I actually listened to that on tape and he read it himself. I also collect autographed children's books and have a large collection.

I'm a good cook and have a few awesome recipes but I usually save them for special occasions. I don't own a microwave.

I love all colors. The only color I don't like is peach. And I love bling, glitter and shine.

I rarely watch TV. If I lived alone I wouldn't own one. When I do watch TV, I like Nate Burkus, Judge Judy and re-runs of King of Queens, Mash, Waltons and The New Old Christine. I hate sports.

I shop almost exclusively at thrift shops and on-line. I hate the mall.

My greatest thrift find is a genuine yellow ostrich Prada Purse that I snagged for $10. She wanted $13 but I haggled it down. I saw one on-line for nearly $6000!!!!!

I love to laugh out loud, stay up late, lunch with friends, teach others how to do things and spend hours dreaming up new ideas.

My two life-long dreams came true when my oldest daughter took me to New York before she moved to Europe and brought me to Paris after her move.

About Me

I love to write and have been working on two books for a while. I also belong to an international postcard swapping group known as Postcrossing. It is very fun, free to join and includes 219 countries.

I also write to prisoners and find it very gratifying. I found three very different people who were all very suited to me on Prison Penpals on-line. I read the newspaper account of their crime as well as their appeal, any trial information available and what they have to say. It isn't hard to decide, they always speak to my heart-- or not. I probably get more from it than they do but I like being able to bring a little joy into their very sad lives.

Ratings

ace81620 rated for Tiny Weavings - USA on Mar 17, 2016
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Comment: What a beautiful weaving! Thank you for sharing the story of when you made a weaving as a child. I'll hang this weaving as wall art in my doll house :)
Response: What an honor! Wall art in a doll house🏤
Jadelynn rated for List of 5 Fun Things Postcard Swap on Mar 16, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for your card! Must be extremely fun to be able to fly for free!!! :-D
Response: Life does have a funny way of bringing us special gifts☀️✈️
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Comment: Sounds like you had a very busy week! Thanks for the lovely postcard; I know *just* the person to send it to. :):)
barbzeven rated for 100 Things I Love - USA on Mar 25, 2013
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Comment: I really enjoyed your list!
Response: Thank you. It took longer than I thought it would (funny how that works!) but I enjoyed working on it. It prompted me to write down 100 things I know my husband loves and I'm working on a list for one of my prison pen-pal. I think it's flattering for people to know how well you know and admire them!
dorcii rated for All About Me. (2) on Mar 15, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for your answers, they were a food for thought, really! Although I don't believe in God so much, but I really liked your answer when you wrote about the end of the world. I guess that would be the best end of our life!
Response: Thank you so much for thoughtful comments. I appreciate that you actually read my answers knowing I wasn't trying to change anyone's opinion..
sjmoran rated for All About Me. (2) on Mar 15, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for sharing.
Hollycarole92 rated for All About Me. (2) on Mar 14, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for your answers! :)
daichki rated for Read Profile-Write Comment on Mar 12, 2013
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Comment: Hi, thanks for your comment! Yes I like those cute characters including Strawberry Shortcake and Suzy's Zoo. :) I liked what you mentioned about myself - I hope to be such a strong-minded person! Thank you for your good words which made me feel good.
Cjaworski rated for Read Profile-Write Comment on Mar 11, 2013
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Comment: Hey Bridget, thank you so much for your comment, it was so sweet, I'm still in the process of adding things and changing things for it lol. But again thank you so much for it I appreciate it :)
SimonsMom rated for What's On Your Wish List? on Dec 14, 2012
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Comment: Thank you. I hope all your wishes come true!
MelissaJoy rated for What's On Your Wish List? on Dec 11, 2012
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Comment: Thank u for the extra lil card inside with a postage stamp on it all ready to go out for me! U rock! Nice list too :)
Kimiw rated for What's On Your Wish List? on Dec 7, 2012
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Comment: I LOVED your wish list! I enjoyed the wonderful tale of Rudolph and the card with the prestamped envelope! I think that card deserves to go to my Nana! :) Thanks I hope to swap with you in the future!
Response: Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed my story. I remember that night so clearly as we drove along the Columbia River and I was shouting, "Look, it's Rudolph's nose! Look. Look." That really is the only reason I KNOW I once believed in Santa!
kerrydwynn rated for Share yourself! ATC on Jun 13, 2012
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Comment: This is a fabulous ATC! And collecting buttons is not "freaky"! I'd love to swap with you again -- All best, Michele
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Comment: Thanks so much
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Comment: thank you
runnerbean84 rated for 100 Random ?'s on Mar 30, 2011
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Comment: Thanks! x
Bingomama rated for 100 Random ?'s on Mar 24, 2011
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Comment: You get a heart for #16- said you had pj's on, but your hair/make-up was done..A girl after my own heart! Enjoyed reading about you and your family pix!
DixieDiane rated for 100 Random ?'s on Mar 24, 2011
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Comment: Enjoyed reading your survey...HUGS
Gram rated for Wizard of Oz Character ATC swap on Mar 22, 2011
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Comment: Thanks so much for the clever Wizard of Oz ATC. My son and his family live in Kansas so we think often of Dorothy, the cyclone and Oz. I enjoyed seeing the ruby slippers also. Happy swapping! Geneva/gram

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Comments

biasbabe on Apr 21, 2013:

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Just sending some Hugs Your Way.

flickmobile on Mar 11, 2013:

Hey! I'm your partner for the Read Profile-Write Comment swap :). I see you enjoy writing, what genre do you write? I love reading myself, and I've been trying to write a book but it's very complex trying to get every single detail right! I also, watch Judge Judy! Thank you for reading this comment and have a lovely day! xo

elleto on Mar 11, 2013:

Well hello there 😄 how are you? Well like yourself I am a stay at home mum/wife. My children are 14, 11, 5 & 16 months.

I have never tried quilting but maybe some day I will give it a try.

How long have you been on post crossing for? I joined round about October, I think! I enjoy receiving postcards. Do you have any from Scotland? Let me know I will send you one :-)

Take care Leeanne

Shazza1532 on Mar 11, 2013:

Wow! You are very busy - I would love to read your books!!! I love to read. I have never tried quilting, but I have always been interested in the finished quilts. Nice "haggle" also on the Prada purse which sounds like it was a total "steal" - you must have eagle eyes!!! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to get to know you. Shannon (Shazza 1532)

biasbabe on Sep 25, 2012:

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From the SWMHC

biasbabe on Nov 9, 2011:

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Here is a flower too brighten up your day! From The SWMHC

lepapillonvert on Apr 17, 2011:

A little bird told me you love making Fabric ATCs!

If you’ve completed less than 30 type 3 swaps and love Fabric ATCs, please feel free to join the regular monthly public swap called, Fabric ATC Swap For Newbies #1 (the swap I hostess is found under Swap-bot’s public swap headings, ATCs, Fabric & Sewing). Whether you are relatively new to Swap-bot or new to making Fabric ATCs, this swap is for you.

biasbabe on Jan 31, 2011:

s I thought I would pop in an check up on you today. This flower reminds me of us all in the SWMHC. It is a bright spot in our lives. It is ever changing. I hope this day finds you well. Thinking of you today. Robin

lepapillonvert on Dec 5, 2010:

...to Swap-bot and to my Fabric ATC #8 swap. I so enjoyed reading your profile. I am gob-smacked over that prada purse find. Your story of your daughter's BA quilt is also fab. BTW, our local quilt guild raised $1000.00 for Canadian Mental Health org this year through our quilt show. I ran the tearoom. You sound like a gal after my own heart. Looking forward to getting to know you let's try to get a private mini quilt swap off the ground with each other in Feb. 2011. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert

Fritosmom on Nov 22, 2010:

Received your "T" ATC - Treasure Chest. Thank you for an Awesome first time ATC. Wow! I really Love it:-) Hugs from FritosMom

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