Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2018 10:01 am


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: April 20, 2018
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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!


blueapplegallery rated for Sewing and Soap on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. :). We love them. Sophie was especially excited about her tooth pillow! I will be sending your soap out on Monday. :)
Response: I'm so glad you got it and like your goodies. I look forward to the soap you have chosen for me. I would be happy to make you more tooth fairy pillows for other family members.
Tigerlilyknotwise rated for Spring Haiku + Free Haiku on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Hilarious postcard! Great haiku! I am also jealous of anyone who gets a nap! :)
Response: Thanks for your sweet note. I'm glad you enjoyed this swap. I look forward to many more silly short swaps like this.
Fenix825 rated for TCHH ~ Send an envie of RAIN on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelope of RAIN!
Response: I'm so glad you got it and enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: Thanks for the heart and quick rating.
JaMaJo rated for TCHH ~ Bible Book Marks on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks! Now I will have to start reading again! :)
Response: Glad you like them. Thanks for swapping with me.
ArtsyEm rated for Private ~ ArstyEm & ChrisAnne on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Oh my! I had SO much fun looking through all these ADORABLE papers and stickers- what a great swap!! I'm happy to swap for your Kawaii anytime!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you were blessed! Let me know if I can be of any help to you here on the Bot.
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. I enjoyed reading more about you. I love swapping with you and I think you're awesome. Have a very blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Dianne, thank you so much for your kind words. You are such a blessing to me.
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating.
mylove4craft rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #13 on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the extras!
Response: I cannot take credit for the extras. I noticed new extras each time your journal came bac to me. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you! It will all go to good use. Especially the grocery bags😍! (Sorry for late rating, been out of town and have had to go through so much happy mail)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I’m so glad you like your goodies!
Matts rated for TCHH ~ Prayer Tags ~ 4/7 on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Your Prayer Tag was GORGEOUS!! I was hoping I would get Fabric one!! I work with paper! There is only sooooooo much you can do with paper LOL!! I love the way you ordered your prayers! And thank you for including me! I love you ALREADY!! Hope
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am much better with fabric than paper so I have been making more and more fabric tags. I am so blessed that you like it. Thank you for your continued prayers, and I hope to see you in another swap soon!
Stacy97 rated for Quick! 3 x 2 x 1! FROM MY STASH! on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!! Can't wait to get planning with all of these fun goodies!
Response: I'm so glad you like your goodies. This swap was so much fun!
Comment: Oh wow! So much fun pastels! Love it. Can't wait to use some of the diecuts! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like your goodies. Thank you for the quick rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you ! Fun stuff to plan with! xx
Response: So glad you like your goodies. Thank you for hosting such a fun swap!
glennasgarden rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ YELLOW on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the asst. of yellow things. I love the PC! These blind swaps are so much fun~
Response: I'm so glad you like your goodies. I really enjoy these blind swaps too.
LindaW rated for TCHH ~ Encourage Me Please ~ USA on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Bible Study snd encouraging verses.
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and the heart! Have a blessed day!
Comment: The journal arrived today, thank you! I really enjoyed reading everyone's answers - and yours! You have beautiful penmanship, and your bio was truly interesting! Also...it's snowing here. :( xoxo
Response: Thank you for your sweet comments. This is such a fun swap series. I wish I could remember what I wrote on my bio this time that was so interesting. :)
craftycrocheter rated for NSC ~ Fat Quarter Fun ~ USA on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable bunnies. I have them sitting on the corner cabinet in my kitchen, so I can enjoy them. Also so my two kitties can't get them. They thought maybe they would be fun to play with when they arrived.
Response: I’m so glad you like them. They were a lot of fun to make.
ladyb0369 rated for PP ~ Planning the Rainbow ~ Yellow on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies.
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating and the heart. Yellow was a lot harder than I first thought it would be.
24Donna rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ Weather on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: I agree a little more difficult that I thought, had to really think on it. But yours is perfect! I always enjoy getting you as a partner! Thank you very much! Post card is beautiful!
Response: Donna I am so glad you were blessed. Thank you for your kind words.

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milamilamura on Apr 16, 2018:

Hello dear!! I just got your Random envie tag from FOPS Swaps and I loved it! I do eat eggs so the key lime recipe is perfect for my recipe smash book, thanks! I loved all the paper goodies and the Christmas envie hehe, thank you!! Have a fun week! :)

jukejan on Apr 16, 2018:

I'm back babycakes!

Lonestarchild on Apr 9, 2018:

thank you so much for such sweet bday wishes!

orneryswife on Apr 5, 2018:

Thank you for the return address labels!! They are beautiful! 😘

jukejan on Apr 4, 2018:

Forgot to postthis... cuz 7 ate 9!

jukejan on Apr 3, 2018:

Thanks pal, for the word rescues!

jukejan on Mar 28, 2018:

ROFLMAO CHICKEN! Not that whacky. I took a pic, sent it by email can't recall how to load it into flickr. I am really hopeless with this stuff. It is just a cute little chicken that could be a cat toy!

kaypendragon on Mar 26, 2018:

Thanks for the Green Envie!

OrigamiGrace on Mar 26, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely pc from PC tag at CPG!

jukejan on Mar 26, 2018:

So awesome for you to win the doorprize-yay!!

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