Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2020 1:31 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: September 29, 2020
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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

Our own 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!


ginny19590 rated for TCHH ~ SMILE Time on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome encouragement and goodies you sent. I loved getting the swap cards, I was getting so low on them and was glad to get some more. Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again. Stay safe my friend.........=)
Response: You are too kind. I’m so glad you were encouraged by what I sent.
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Post Card Challenge ~ Flowers on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne, Thank you for the beautiful postcard. Flora and fauna are my favorite to collect in my album.
Response: I’m glad you like it. I was surprised how hard it was to part with this pc.
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne, Thank you for the postcard and powerful message. Have a blessed and restful Sunday.
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and heart.
Comment: Loved your answers! LOL -- like your son, I have a flip phone (though I've had smart phones in the past) so I'm glad I'm not the only one. Thanks for hosting this, and I look forward to the next batch of questions!
Response: Thanks for your kind words and your attention to my answers. I'm glad the flip phone is the answer you chose to mention here!
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ HEBREWS on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne, Thank you for the postcard and inspiration to always rely on the Word.
Response: I'm so glad your were blessed!
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ August Scavenger Hunt on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap, again! I love the ugly envies, LOL! The washi tape is cute, too! I liked the washi tape used on the sending brown envelope! Looking forward to next's months!
Response: I'm glad you still enjoy these swaps as much as I do. That took a long time to get to you, but I'm glad it made it safely!
shannonlinde rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ PROVERBS on Aug 26, 2020
Comment: Hey Hey Hey!!! I love that postcard!! Thank you so much! So neat to get a verse in the mail and a bit of happy!! :)
Response: I love getting Scripture in the mail too. And I really love that there is probably at least one postal worker out there that read it!
Zefaniya rated for CPG ~ Not Near Me Tourist PC ~ USA on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Hopefully you get to Rome one day!
Response: Thanks for the wish and the quick rating!
pkpeace rated for CPG Collab HMPC #7 AUG - US Only on Aug 14, 2020
Comment: I LOVE your background!! Of course the adorable sloth too! xo
Response: The background was tissue paper my partner from another swap wrapped my goodies in. I love reusing things! I’m so glad you liked it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous swap! I had a lot of fun with this theme. It really just feels appropriate for this year. Haha!
Response: I’m so thrilled you like it! It was a great swap.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Not Near Me PC Swap on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Love the post card! Thank you! Have a great day!
Response: I was really hoping you would love it.
Swan rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Psalms on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: I’ve had a similar experience as you. Also, the card picture is great. We’ve visited Canyonlands National Park, but don’t remember the arch. Maybe we’ll have to visit again!
Response: Thank you for your encouraging words and for the heart. If you do visit, I would love to see your pictures of the arch.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ JULY Scavenger Hunt on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Another fun Scavenger Hunt! Thanks for the very useful things you sent to me! Map envies I actually like, but you can call them ugly! LOL!
Response: I’m glad you like them. I made those over a year ago, but never use them as I just didn’t like them. These swaps are so much fun to put together. I’m already working on my August.
lostinavalon rated for TCHH ~ How's you Heart? on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your heart with me. I've prayed for you tonight. Keep holding on to truth!
Response: Thank you for the prayers. I appreciate them more than you know.
Drea3nvy rated for CPG ~ Washi/Deco Samples ~ USA on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you my friend for the wonderful washi tape I do appreciate it!!
Response: I'm so glad you like them. Happy swapping.
jeka396 rated for Ugly HM Envies w/ChrisAnne on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for these envies-definitely paper designs I have never seen before! My ‘favorite’ was the star shapes made out of what looked like neck ties....idk how that got into print lol. So glad we did this one!!
Response: I too loved this swap. I would be thrilled to do it again in a few months when we each have collected a few more ugly envies.
Comment: Thank you for the great scripture. A reminder of how we are to act and obey and be Christlike.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart!
katjl rated for CPG Handmade Haiku PC - US Only on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the haiku postcard.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
MamaD rated for CPG ~ Homemade PC ~ Summer Time ~ USA on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Beautiful postcard! You did a great job on it! Thank you!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
Tamawi rated for CPG Collab HMPC #5 JUNE - US only on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card. I'll enjoy decorating and sending it home. I think my one niece will enjoy the bird postcard. She loves blue.
Response: I'm so glad you have someone special to share it with. Happy swapping!

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lindseyjae on Sep 24, 2020:

Thanks so much for the WW September wish! I love all the handmade envies & washi samples. Take care!

kiddomerriweather on Sep 12, 2020:

Thank you for the pressed penny you sent me for the September WW! I'm thrilled to add it to my collection. =D

BusyB on Sep 11, 2020:

Thank you for the wish granted of happy mail! I love these vintage cookbook bookmarks and will be perfect in my handwritten recipes book! Hugs, Bonnie

kaypendragon on Sep 11, 2020:

Thanks for the lovely AWG birthday wishes!

sherba31 on Sep 9, 2020:

I am working on wishes and forgot to ask if you heard Christopher Meloni will be back as Stabler in a new Law and Order!? Of course all the premieres are delayed this Fall but something to look forward to watching.

sherba31 on Sep 9, 2020:
Artistic on Sep 7, 2020:

August AWG: thanks so much for the fun Jack Handley postcard and message.

Mimosagirl on Aug 29, 2020:

Thank you very much for the lovely & funny pc WW Aug

DragonflyDreamer on Aug 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for the July 'a wish granted' wish stamps!

pinklilly on Aug 24, 2020:

I am so glad you received my wish! Thank you for the post on my wall!! Have a beautiful day! Hugs, Ida

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