Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2018 9:10 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: June 20, 2018
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.


Laural0uise rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - June on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you!lovely postcards and presentation of the gift! I’m gonna wait to open it though it’s tempting ! =]
carlzie rated for Cute Paper Clips #3 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: A very cute selection - thank you so much! I haven't seen anything like these!!
24Donna rated for Bible Study ~ Faithful Servants on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this study time! Thank you also for the extras! Praying for you as you take on leading a Bible study at work, May God speak though you and hearts open to His word!
churlann rated for A Flower Photo on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: I received the flower photos today. They are beautiful. I wish I could tell you what the purple one is, but I have never seen one like it before. Thanks for the info about the Alamo and the sweet note card.
paperlover rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Galveston PC. Wish I was there now
Scrybe rated for ESG: Favorite Quotes on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! :-)
jj9jj rated for Winter/Holiday Fabric Charms on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Guess I will post another round so you can use up your holiday fabric!
frenchd73 rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #3 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great pc!!
LadyCyr rated for Theme: Flowers on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: I love all the cute things that you sent to me for this swap thank you so much
Hikue rated for Spring Short Pocket Letter on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: The deadline to send was may 30th I Still havent received anything and I have messeged her about it and never got a response. So I am sad but i have to rate a 1.
Response: I'm so sorry. I have not seen a message from you. I will be glad to resend this. because of work it will be mailed on Friday.
samjowers rated for Winter/Holiday Fabric Charms on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: LOve the fabrics! with as many as I already have I can not believe none of these were doubles! thanks for some great squares!
tigerlily2110 rated for ESG: Favorite Quotes on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
kacka rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #11 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: thank you so much for recipe card, there are not many available so any of these is so welcome:))
Ramya rated for Make a Tag or Two! on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the amazing tags!!! They’re perfect. You’ve inspired me to go a bit further with my own tags:) Happy Swaps always
CWarner rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice card, Diane. I've often thought that I would not be one of those people you see on the news who just lost everything in a fire that could bravely stand there and say all their 'stuff' could be replaced, etc. It may be because I grew up with very little, but my things (including my postcard collection!) mean a lot to me. thanks again, Carol
Chaton13 rated for FTLOC - Ribbon and Lace Tassel on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Love them! They are beautiful! Thank you!
widelo123 rated for Fat Quarters - Solids on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Diane, thank you for the fat quarters. They are my favorite colors. I will make a cute doll outfit with them . Also, thank you for the extra not paper. Shirley
GlitterBird rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! The fabrics, including the extra yellow, are perfect and, as a grad student, I can never have too many bookmarks. :-)
Comment: Postcards received and ready to be sent on their way again =) Thank you very much for the adorable stationary you included! I don't think the design could be any more perfect for me! I'm not sure I will ever be able to use it haha <3<3<3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for MY Photo PC Swap on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: This is beautiful! Thanks Mike!! I love the colors and I am a huge fan of hot air balloons though I'd never go up in one! LOL!! xx Have a great SUMMER!!

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on May 15, 2018:

OH I forgot to add to my rating, I m sorry for the late rate I just received today, I have no idea what took over 2 weeks LOL. I am so sorry

shannonlinde on May 4, 2018:

Good Morning, Diane!! I am using some quilt fabric you sent to me in a swap and just love it!! I think of you often as I see treasures you have sent me over the years. Especially one plaque that hangs in my sewing room! I hope you have a wonderful day!! You put so much heart into each swap you send and it really shows! xoxo Shannon

myancey on Apr 27, 2018:

Please check your messages. Sent u 20q email. Thanks. Have a great day!

Wildchild on Apr 10, 2018:


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njstauter on Apr 10, 2018:

Hey Diane, thanks for the Profile note. The weather front that brought many drought years moved and so now we have slow & steady rains. Weeds grow like...weeds...and its too cold & wet to get outside. Its like they laugh at me as I look out the windows. I am, however, enjoying the green look to the mountains and the valley here. Trees are budding out and it is Spring. May you receive many blessings this day--

jaimierandolph on Apr 9, 2018:

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“Our whole being must be in our praying. – Edward McKendree (E. M.) Bounds”

jaimierandolph on Apr 9, 2018:

4 Profile Bible Verse

Amos 1:1 “The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.”

Leftie on Apr 8, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #3

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,and a light 💡 unto my path. Psalms 119:105

BornAfterMyTime on Apr 8, 2018:

3 Profile Hello

Hi Diane! Greetings from England!

I noticed on your profile that you're a Christian - me too! Have you heard of the band called Casting Crowns? If not, have a listen to some of their songs on YouTube; I love them. I also watched 'God's Not Dead' recently. It's so powerful, isn't it? I recommend watching 'The Shack' and 'Do You Believe?' too. The first Christian film I ever watched was 'The Cross and the Switchblade' which I still remember really well.

Some random things about me:

I taught English for ten years to 11-18 year olds but I am currently trying to find a different career path because I had to leave due to stress.

I write letters to people on Death Row, through a charity called LifeLines.

I am allergic to fruit!

My favourite Bible verses are Proverbs 3: 5-6 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."

Love and God Bless, Emily xx

Leftie on Apr 6, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #2

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion. Psalms 137:1

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