Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2022 1:53 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: December 5, 2022
Birthday: June 23, 1954
Country: United States

About Me


I want to apologize to everyone who has received late swaps, undecorated swaps and swap with no extras. My husband has had health issues over the last month and it finally resulted in him begging to go to the emergency room 7 days ago. He has had a lot of pain. I have tried hard to keep up with him, work, and swaps all at the same time. I have run behind on all of the above. We just came home from the hospital today and I will get everything caught up, including rating. I have done some of the writing swaps from the hospital thus no or little decoration or extras. My friend was sweet enough to come by here and feed my kitty and throw a few things in a bag for me. You work with what you get. I was working on one swap when he needed to go and I just left and I find I have one very dried up stamp pad. I forgot to close it. Please forgive me and give me a couple of days or so to catch up. If you are a person who prays please pray for us, this isn't over yet. I'm holding faith that we will walk into the doctor's office Friday and she will say "It was just a tumor, No Cancer." Everyone of you will hear me singing God's praises. You will know it's me because I can't sing worth a darn. LOL! I love and appreciate all the friends I have made on Swap- bot. I think swapping will help keep me sane as we move along here.

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.


evenstar rated for positive quote post card 4 on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: I love the postcard and the John Muir quote too ! Thank you so much ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the lovely wrapped gifts, can't wait to open them.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage pc!
Comment: Thank you for the gifts, can't wait to open them.
esmy77 rated for Christmas card and washi on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Love it! everything was awesome as usual! can't believe we cross paths or should I say "post-ross" paths lol, thank you!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Christmas card and washi on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the pretty Christmas Tree card, the washi, christmas ephemera and the chocolate too!! I love it all! xx Gabi Merry Christmas to you and your family! xx
Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #92 on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait to open everything!
Comment: ❤️💚🎅🎄☃️Thank you for the beautiful vintage looking Christmas postcard. Love it! Your note was great, too. There’s always something special about that one favorite ornament. Hope you have a Merry Christmas! ☃️🎄🎅💚❤️
Comment: What a fun package! Thank you so much, feels like Christmas presents already!
hellojett rated for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas on Dec 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and Christmas goodies! The washi tape is great as are the tags! The extra card will come in handy too!! The recipie card is really special, I love gold on things. And the poem is fantastic, what a great find.
Ace330660 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #89 on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pc's ! I will gladly pass them along.
cocosparkle rated for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: I loved the poem!
JMS459 rated for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and goodies,. Merry Christmas. Jeanette JMS459
Comment: What an amazing package, Diane! Thanks for the extra Love!
asunset4me rated for Bad joke postcard swap #5 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the chuckle.
TamiHope rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Diane, for a wonderful Christmas tree card! I love Christmas trees. And thanks, too, for filling my card up with goodies! I especially love the washi tape! Tami
mchesser12 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #92 on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sending these postcards my way and for the blank notecard.
HexG rated for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the super awesome blank christmas card! Love it! Merry christmas to you as well!
Comment: TYVM! Loved the goodies. Merry Christmas 🎁🎄

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myancey on Nov 5, 2022:

Thanks for the Halloween card 🎃

MNJoviGirl on Oct 22, 2022:

Hope all is well, it's been ages. ~~~Jodie

HappyMom on Oct 15, 2022:

TY for sending home RRTPC#67 that I started back in May :)

Djevara on Oct 1, 2022:


I send you a swap 3 months ago... I've already send 2 messages... but you didn't read then.... Can you please rate me? thank you.

papercraft70 on Sep 23, 2022:

Hello Diane,

I send you a message regarding my swap to you. Kindly read and reply back. Thank you v.m.

myancey on Sep 15, 2022:

Hey there I sent you a message regarding a swap I. Sent you. Have u rcvd it? Could u please leave me a rating ? Thanks

rarjones on Sep 2, 2022:

Hello Fabriqueen. I am trying my best to reach you to find out if my swap - AGCF- Your Testimony - has ever made it to your mailbox. I mailed it out on Aug 17-22. In an attempt to complete the swap I also messaged my testimony ( aug 29) to you BUT you seem to never read your messages for some reason? I have had this frustration with you in the past and I try very hard to make sure that you are not in any swaps I join but this one slipped by me. Please rate me or let me know you did not receive the snail mail so I can correct it on my end. Swapping is to be fun - it is not fun when there is no communicaiton between swappers. I am hoping you will read this and respond soon. I will also notify the host of this swap so she is aware of my attempts to communicate with you on this swap. I get that life happens to all of us - but it is rude to ignore messages. Hoping to hear from you soon. Rose

jinxspinx on May 6, 2022:

Hello! I have a TPC that needs to be sent home to you. Can you please message me on here to tell me what address to send it to?

Fritosmom on Feb 28, 2022:

Good Afternoon Fabriqueen, Just received your note with an apology & all the goodies. Thank you. I sincerely accept your apology. I appreciate that you are willing to accept responsibility & hope you can get your Swaps up to date & rated asap. Would love to swap with you again. God Bless.

nancylee on Jan 31, 2022:

Groundhog Day profile decorations thank you for joiningmy swap

I plan to check with Malverne Mel, Holtsville, and Staten Island Chuck here in NYC and glance at the handsome but better-known Punxatawney Phil and hope they all say spring is on the way

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