Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2017 1:31 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: July 21, 2017
Birthday: June 23, 1954
Country: United States

About Me

11/10/16 I will be out of town from Friday afternoon(11/11) til Sunday afternoon (11/13) for a church retreat. I will answer any messages when I return. Thanks.

I want to let everyone know that I have not flaked on any swaps. I had a lot going on with my family and had to be out of town for a time, When I got back I messaged a few people that I was back on course then I got hit with a bout of arthritis. Thank God for pain pills - I'm able to move again. I think it was because of dealing with 4 little ones for a week. I have completed a few things that I plan to mail out today. Just know that if I owe you a swap you will get it. I have never gotten this far behind before and I will get caught up. Thank you all for your patience with me.

I'm 60 years old, newly retired from 20 years with Walmart. I now work part time for Lifeway Christian Stores. I have been married to my wonderful Hubby for 35 years this year. We never had any children of our own but we helped raise my little sister who was only 3 when our mother passed away. She now has 6 children and 2 step children ranging in age from 23 down to 6 years old. You know the saying "If I had known grandkids were so much fun I would have had them first" Well, we did that. I love them all (even the ones who are now taller than me and make fun of me because of it). They are just like our own. I love all types of crafts and hobbies. I love all colors but the greatest of all of course is purple. Scrapbooking, book making, journaling and paper crafts seem to be what I've been working on most lately. I also started quilting in 1998. I love swapping with others. I love snail mail. I do not have a URL or website. I guess I need to find out what that is. Please e-mail me with any other information that you need.

Favorite Music

I like most all types of music. I listen mostly to contemporary christian and southern gospel. I also like country and rock oldies. The only things I really do not like is hip hop/rap and jazz.

Favorite Books

Again, I like some of all types of books. Most of the books I have read lately are fiction books set in biblical times. I also like: Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Earlene Fowler, Robin Carr, Sheryl Woods, Mary Higgins Clark, And Nicolas Sparks.

Favorite Movies

There's too many to list here but some of my favorites are Sound of Music, Paint Your Wagon, Fiddler On The Roof, Independence Day, Star Wars, The Indiana Jones movies, Air Force One, (yes, I do like Harrison Ford) and several John Wayne movies just to name a few. We watched "God's Not Dead" last night and it was really good.

Favorite Television

Castle, Forever, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Dancing With The Stars, Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and American Idol.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting, Embroidery, Scrapbook/journal making, Paper Crafts, Jewelry Making, Photography and I'm working on learning to do more artsy things. I'm not a true artist but I have been playing with the art journaling, zentangle/doodling crafts lately.I'm getting pretty good at drawing things that do not need to be identified as a object. When I need specific shapes, stamps and stencils are my friends. I also like to look for things that can be used in ways other than their original purpose. Example: I found a cell phone case with an interesting cutout design and I bought it for a stencil. I make angels out of the net bath puffs on a string. Things like that. A challenge for the brain.

Favorite Colors

Purple is the #1 color in my opinion but I like all colors. In fabrics I tend to gravitate towards blues as my second choice. I'm not sure why unless it's because it is my Hubby's favorite. Lately I'm drawn to bright colors- oranges, yellows, bright greens, teals, etc. I like all shades from pastels to jewel tones. Really the only color I do not like is gold. I'm not referring to metallic gold but the golds that are just beyond mustard to baby poo.I just can't stand them.

Stuff I Like

Fabrics, Quilting and sewing supplies and patterns, Papers (colored, patterned, embossed, specialty, you name it.) I love anything paper. Paper clips, Brads, Postcards, Ephemera, Interesting cutouts from magazines, Die cuts, Tags, Beads, Buttons, Laces, Trims, Jewelry supplies, Bracelets (even the plastic ones), Washi tape. Stamps, Stencils, used Postage stamps, Pens, Pencils, Markers, Colors, Paints, Glues, Books, both for reading and for crafting with, Bookmarks, Threads, Flosses, Unique fibers, and Specialty yarns, Chocolate.

I'm trying to convince Hubby that I need an Office Depot for my birthday and a Hobby Lobby for Christmas. He's trying to win the lottery for me.


Angels, Butterflies, Teapots and cup and saucer sets, Lighthouses.

Stuff I Do Not Like

Scented items (allergies), Body sprays and lotions, bath products, (Again, allergies), Coffees and Teas, (Diet Coke is my addiction) Mint candy.


widelo123 rated for NSC ~ FQ ~ Large Print on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for the beautiful fabrics. Don't know what i will do with them yet, but will definitely find something. Love the paper doll note card. I have a thing for paper dolls. I have over 75 original uncut books dating back to the 40's when I played with them. Shirley
ChrisAnne rated for NSC ~ FQ ~ Red on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful red you chose to share with me. Both are gorgeous. I see a totebag or pillow cover in their future.
preslarb rated for Paint Chip Quotes on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you!! ;)
smmarrty rated for JDP: Send Some - Get Some #1 on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you - a lot to choose from. I will post second round today.
NikGodwin rated for 1oz Flat Swap on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you! loved all the items!
Dsweeny rated for Bible Study - God Sees The Helpless on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Absolutely wonderful Bible study to read Diane - you are so firmly in the word! I loved reading it, and the extra goodies were a wonderful and appreciated touch :) Thank you so much! Dina
LadyJo rated for 1oz Flat Swap on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Great swap! I loved it! I loved the extra profile wants! My daughter wants the washi tape on Paris! Thanks a lot!
Lonestarchild rated for B&W PCs week 29 on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Oh wow -- what a pretty card and envies! And such a clever "envie". This is very fun. Thank you so much!!
Comment: Hi Diane - sent you a message.
Akanksha23 rated for Paint Chip Quotes on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thank u for the beautiful quotes..
Eclectonote rated for WIYM: ART POSTCARD - JULY 2017 on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Beautiful postcard of the young couple making music. Thank you for sending this romantic artwork.
Comment: Love the Texas PC ! Yes Oregon is beautiful 1 I was born here !
lostinavalon rated for Christian Book Recommendations on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the encouraging list of books and all the sweet extras you sent. I love everything!! Blessings to you today, friend!
dustcollector rated for Easy Postcard Swap US #13 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Beautiful card! Thank you 🌹
ChrisAnne rated for PP ~ Summer Surprise on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I just adore the goodies. And where did you find the flip flop washi? Too fun!
Response: I got a tube of summer designs at Michael's on the section where all the tubes are priced ten dollars. I just love the flip flops. They were the first one I noticed.
KatlynAva rated for Postcard Swap #31 (USA) on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard
judee0624 rated for WIYM: ART POSTCARD - JULY 2017 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Such a beautiful card,thanks. Oh gosh,you sent 2! David thanks you too.
pernie123 rated for The BIG One -USA- on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for stamps, journal, and cards.
TrishaLSmith rated for Christmas in July PC Swap on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Santa postcard!
allthingsregency rated for TCHH: Prayer Partner on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: I am honored to pray for your prayer requests. Thank you for decorating the envelope with the ocean theme (it made me so happy when I saw the lighthouse) and for all the awesome extras! The keychain card is going on my ring of keys right after this, I'll start using the bookmark right away too, the stationery is beautiful and what fun summer washi tape! Thank you so much for brightening up my day!!! Oh, I have a question. Where did you find your note paper that you wrote on (she who sews to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap....)? I just love this paper!
Response: I picked it up at Joann's Fabrics one day. It was in the impulse items at the checkouts, you know, those things you just can't resist. LOL!

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myancey on Jul 12, 2017:

So glad it made it! He loves writing and drawing. Love u dianne

CurlyTea on Jul 3, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday!

piratejimbob87 on Jul 3, 2017:

Hi, Is it possible to get ratings for Pinterest Monaco & Pinterest Serbia, sent on 22/6/17.

Many thanks, Leanne

LindaW on Jun 23, 2017:


Artistic on Jun 1, 2017:

What a sweetheart you are! Thanks so much for the surprise happy mail. Your pretty card brightened my mailbox and my day.

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 22, 2017:

I am keeping your note card in my journal I will be praying for you and your friend. I hope your shoulder is better?

Babsmomof5 on Mar 1, 2017:

Thank you so much for choosing me to send an extra postcard to! I didn't have this one yet, so I'm thrilled to add it to my collection!

shannonlinde on Mar 1, 2017:

Good Morning! Oh my goodness! I have enjoyed the January Week of Happy Envies so very much! You really out did yourself and the I will be using the "evies" in my quilting projects!! I had my cream out of my sweet little red cow this morning with my coffee and am so touched by all the love and thought you put into this swap! xxoo Shannon :)

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 28, 2017:

PW`Send a Inspirational book Mail Deadline: Mar 4, 2017

Hello Diane, I mailed your swap today, here is your tracking # you should receive by Friday, I pray you like it.

9500 1122 4227 7059 0275 20

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