Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2018 12:12 am


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

We are home from evacuating for Hurricane Michael. Our property, people and pets are all safe. The mail is just now starting up again so things may be postmarked late that were in the box on time. Sorry!

Hubby and I work together as house parents in residential foster care. We work 16-18 days straight for 24 hours a day and then are off for 6 days.

Our own children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter just graduated college with a degree in elementary education and may head to the mission field.

Our youngest, a son, and his wife serve in the Air Force and gave us our first grand child on 8/7/15.

I love my Lord, my hubby, my family, my kids, and my dogs.

Son and grandson:

My amazing Mommy & Daddy:

My gorgeous and great hubby:

And my beautiful daughter:

My pups even have their own facebook page. Zippo's Zone


Valuable: My Christian faith

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015, and number two is due in August.

*Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

Due to a recent medical diagnosis, I am no longer allowed to drink any coffee or tea so I would prefer not to receive these.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


Comment: Thank you! I hope you do this again and more join in, a fun swap! Yours card looked pretty!
Response: Thank you! I may even try it with my Bible Study group!
Bridgette rated for PP ~ Stick it up! on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the planner goodies!
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating and for joining the swap.
laterdayze rated for CPG ~ Send any Deco Book ~ USA on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute cat deco!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Response: Thanks for joining.
Bhindblueeyes rated for CS ~ Doggie Social Media on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: What a great page you maintain!! If ever I get FB again, I will be sure to follow, like, whatever else it allows :)
Response: Thanks for your kind words. Flash is quite photogenic so it isn't hard.
hollycm6 rated for Notebook Pals ~ #2 ~ Round 1 on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Got it!! Thanks for starting this swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Happy letter-writing!
Comment: thanks for a nice swap♥♥♥
Response: Thanks for the heart and the kind words.
Comment: What a pretty PC ChrisAnne. I will read Col 2: 1-3 I always think of my Christian friends as a group of us knit together in love and it is encouraging to me too. Thank you for the PC lovely note and for hosting this swap too~
Response: Thank you for the heart and thank you even more for your kind words.
Comment: Thanks for the decos!
Response: Glad you like them. Thanks for the heart!
Bhindblueeyes rated for CS: Derpy Dog on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: What cuties!!!! THANK YOU!!! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart and quick rating!
Response: Thanks for the heart.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Response: Thanks for rating so quickly.
Response: Thanks for the heart and for rating promptly!
Angie rated for CS: Doggie Deco on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Ha ha ha! Flash has his best smile on! Thank you very much for the nice photos. It's a pleasure meeting your pups!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. This is going to be a fun group. :)
Comment: Thanks!!
Response: Glad they made it! Thanks for the heart!
RiverTopanga rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Dots on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Hello ChrisAnne! Thank you for the fun envie of Dot items! The blue gem dots are really neat! Never seen any like them! The dot punch scatter.. what a lot of work! Love the washi, and the papers are really neat too. Thank you so much for everything!! I Promise I will put them to good use!
Response: I'm so glad you love your goodies. I am an avid dot crazed crafter so it was fun to put together!
Bhindblueeyes rated for CS: Doggie Deco on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: What a handsome fella!!!!! I made you an officer - host whatever, whenever! :)
Response: Thanks. He's lucky he's so cute. I fell in love with that underbite!
MSturgill87 rated for TCHH ~ Verse of the Month PC on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Our pastor's message last night was from James 1:2-8, so receiving your postcard and seeing that it was about James 1:12-14 was another one of those times when you just know God is speaking to you! I'd prayed for His guidance on a few issues on Sunday morning before church and He answered my prayer -- I felt His guidance in the morning service's message for one of the issues I'd prayed about and then I felt His guidance again on a separate issue with the night's sermon and your postcard! It's amazing how God works! <3
Response: I just love how God works things together. Thank you for letting me know how He used me to encourage you.

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Ryleighsmom on Oct 12, 2018:

Praying you are safe and well!

piratecaptainmo on Oct 11, 2018:

I was glad to see that your family made it to safety! Hopefully it won't be too long before you're able to return home.

MSturgill87 on Oct 10, 2018:

Be safe during this hurricane!!

jeka396 on Oct 3, 2018:

I received your Tag for NH: pick em and list em! Thanks for fighting through and sending me something green & white, hahaha!

phillaine on Sep 29, 2018:

Thank you for the sweetest handmade surprise for my September AWG wishlist. Every time I look at your words, they make me smile and give me an energy boost. :) ♥

bbsporty on Sep 26, 2018:

Thank you for the AWG Sept wishes of pretty paper and handmade envies!

Hell0Z0mbie on Sep 25, 2018:

Got the deco today! It's super pretty, I'll try to get it finished and sent off soon. :)

Lonestarchild on Sep 21, 2018:

OH! Thanks so much for the fun envie of ORANGE for Sept AWG -- can't wait to use some of this!

goinjenny on Sep 20, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card and postcards in AWG September!

LadyJo on Sep 20, 2018:

Wow! You surprised me with this apron that will remind me who made it for me. The Florida like look I love! I kept looking for the swap name. Than I realized you just surprised me with it. Thank you so much! It will be a nice one to wear on those deary winter days in the future. Blessings to you!

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