Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 1:36 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: August 14, 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.


institches rated for Fill My Stocking - August on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the smashed penny too, love it!
AuTiger rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Very fancy! Thank you. We have a lot in common I spend a lot of money in Walmart and I am 64. I grew up in the rural part of the state. Went to Auburn -which was more rural then-and after grad Bham is where my husband came to train for the ‘84 Olympics and I found a job. ...our daughter grew up here and now Homewood is Home. Thank you again!
BugLeigh rated for Book Lovers Day swap! on Aug 14, 2018
violagirl rated for My swap bot name on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Nice Sound of Music card!
cindygroet rated for Declutter with me - Clothes on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Wow Diane, you have done a lot of work in your wardrobe. Enjoy the new space in your closet! Thanks for sharing.
mandy12578 rated for AAB~Butterfly ATC on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: I just love the atc and stickers you sent, thank you so much!!!
USAFwife rated for Book Lovers Day swap! on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your list. :) Years back, I read many by Debbie Macomber, but I don't think I got more than 2-3 books into the Cedar Cove series. Maybe I'll look for them, with your recommendation. :) Thanks for joining the swap!
KSENiA rated for Book Lovers Day swap! on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Loved the story about the way you find your way back to reading.
SwanPrincessLeah rated for Book Lovers Day swap! on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for your beautifully created attic quilt squares! I have to agree that I have enjoyed making these squares as well! I have started making other squares and can't wait for the next swap!
Nnyla rated for Postcards With a Prompt #5 - US Only on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Wonderful postcard! Thanks! I need that advice too. I hope it’s not too late to turn things around for either of us. Have a happy week!
mileymade rated for Book Lovers Day swap! on Aug 11, 2018
jn6754 rated for Stamp A Tag on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: The tags are beautiful. I really like the styles. I’m going to be using them on birthday presents instead of swaps. Thank you!
dyp rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Omg... I freaking adore your kitty! Tytyty happu swapping.
Michelle0329 rated for Slow Cooker Recipes - Pinterest on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for re-sending and following up on this swap. Lots of yummy looking recipes!
Response: I just went in and resent it and it failed again. I had an email address that the entire address did not copy and it would not let me correct it so I copied the letter and sent it in a new email. I will check this time to be sure you get it. I am so sorry it didn't come through the first time.
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: They're beautiful. Thanks so much! My stencil had a lot of circles and they were close too. It made it difficult at times for me too. Thank you for all the sweet extras. I love the stickers, washi (beautiful designs) the postcard and especially the note. The Quest is really deep. Reread a few things twice, but well worth it! Good luck to you, what a fun thing to do and awesome place to work!
Gabrielle rated for Join 7/31, Send PC 8/1-US ONLY on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card -- and the lovely snow! I was at Montreat Retreat Center for a conference years ago, and I chose other activities in lieu of the Biltmore tour. The card makes me think I made the wrong choice! Happy swapping!
Celesteandragdolls rated for My swap bot name on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Your card is the best and I love your handwriting!
bluecrayons rated for Join 8/3, Send PC 8/4-US ONLY on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: thanks for the texas pc. its extremely hot here. 98 degrees with heat index 109 degrees.

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jaimierandolph on Jul 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-Profile Bible verse #2

1 John 4:19

We love because HE first loved us.

Leftie on Jul 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-Profile Bible Verse #1

Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. Psalms 150:6

Sophie1002 on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #3

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking,

because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings.

sierraispure on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #3
"we are made of all those who have built and broken us"

~ a t t i c u s

sierraispure on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #2

katmandu on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #3


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“There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better. Who am I?”

-Richard Castle

HannahsMommy07 on Jul 9, 2018:

God is your refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Psalm 46 * 1

astrodogg on Jul 8, 2018:

"We love because he first loved us." - 1 John 4:19  (NIV)

Happy Sunday! ❤


Swap: Newbie Friendly - Profile Bible Verse #1

jaimierandolph on Jul 8, 2018:

Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #1

Romans 5:8

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


FindingFunInLife on Jul 3, 2018:

Profile bible verse #6 2018

Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV) “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.”

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