Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 1:53 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: January 17, 2021
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Daddy passed away at 8:00pm on Saturday Jan 9. He is now at peace with our Lord, but the rest of us miss him dearly. I pray we carry his legacy of kindness, love-in-action, devotion, determination and more for generations to come. My amazing Mommy was able to be with him right up to the peaceful end. We miss you Daddy!

Hubby and I work together as cottage parents with at-risk kids. We work specifically with middle school-aged boys and love it!

Our other two children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school.

Our youngest, a son, has two children of his own both with August birthdays like hubby and I.



Valuable: My Christian faith

Animal: sloth

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,CRPS 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 and chocolate.

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 a second time in August 2018. *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.

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: Happy New Year.Thank your for the creative tags.
Response: Glad you like them. Thanks for the Instagram share.
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard and beautiful scriptures!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
24Donna rated for TCHH ~ Word of the Year on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing! It is definitely a process, coming up with a word! Contentment was my word last year! My prayers are with you, God bless you
Response: Thank you Donna. God is giving me a chance to rest in His contentment right away as my Daddy was moved to Hospice House this past Wednesday and is not expected to hold on more than a couple more days.
mejulia rated for CCYY: Christmas 2021 Notecard on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for such a nice card and note. My prayers are with you as your father passes. Congratulations on adopting your son.
Response: Thank you for such a quick rating and your kind words.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Christmas Card on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I hope you had a great Christmas! Mine was good!
Response: We had a great Christmas as David was able to move in on 12/21. Have a blessed new year!
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like them. Have a blessed new year!
Comment: Very cool PC! Thanks so much. Merry Christmas.
Response: I’m so glad you like what I did. Merry Christmas.
PegOGood rated for TCHH ~ Christmas Card on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: I received your card today and I am waiting until Closer to Christmas to open it. 12/24 I opened your card today. Thank you for the nice sentiment. Merry Christmas.
Response: Thank you for rating quickly even though you are waiting to open. Merry Christmas!
LindaW rated for TCHH ~ Christmas Card on Dec 17, 2020
Response: Thank you for such a quick rating. Merry Christmas.
24Donna rated for TCHH ~ Christian Christmas Card on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! God bless and Merry CHRISTmas
Response: Merry Christmas to you too Donna.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome funky Christmas tree card! Love it!
Response: I’m so glad you like it it was great fun to make. Merry Christmas.
yvonne401 rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Lamentations on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you and God Bless! I found your postcard. It had fallen on the floor. I'm truly sorry. I also received your resend. Thanks!
Response: Glad you found it! The second one it already on its way! God Bless.
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Ezekiel on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you, ChrisAnne. Merry Crhistmas!
Response: Merry Christmas to you as well!
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne, Thank you for the postcard and your insight about the Word of God. Yes this is a time when we must trust in the Lord!
Response: Thank you for the heart and encouragement. I appreciate you so much!
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ Christian Christmas Card on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Response: Merry Christmas to you as well!
Comment: Yay, what a fun pc! Thank you so much for swapping!
Response: Glad you like it!
Lilyhax rated for CPG ~ Getting to Know Me ~ November on Nov 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for rating.
Comment: Nice to get to know you a bit better!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH ~ Homemade Bookmarks on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Love the bookmarks but hunting for the Scripture? Is it the words Be Faithful?
Response: Thanks for the heart. I sent you a pm.
MissPhoenixRises rated for Pen pal Letter on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: thank you for the lovely letter...I feel bad about mine, I kind of just rambled lol
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating. I will rate as soon as I receive mine.

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nermalski on Jan 14, 2021:

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

TryshaH81 on Jan 13, 2021:

My condolences on the loss of your dad!

Whippet on Jan 8, 2021:

CrissAnne - Prayers for your beloved father, prayers you & your family at this time. - Kathy

kaypendragon on Dec 28, 2020:

Thanks for the lovely card! I hope the adoption all works well!!

BusyB on Dec 26, 2020:

Thank you for the Florida Christmas card and stickers for my AWG December Wish! ❤️ I have always loved Mrs. Grossman stickers and I haven't seen the ones you sent. That pink flamingo card is a hoot, love it! 🤭 Giggle

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 26, 2020:


Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on December 26th, thus being the second day of Christmastide. It originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor - so let’s be charitable and do the same! Don’t forget about your favorite charities this time of year! Also… you can find shelters and donate the things you received that are just not right for you!! Spread Kindness!

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2020:


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CariahCreates on Dec 23, 2020:

Thank you for the stocking stuffers from my AWG wishlist!

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