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Ilene

Ilene
Date Joined: January 3, 2015
Last Online: July 20, 2017
Birthday: December 5, 1945
Country: United States

About Me

Wow! It sure was confusing finding this page...

I was "banned" from the Tea Bag and a Few Words Swap because my profile wasn't complete enough. Just figured out how to add information. To the basic stuff I gave when I signed up. This needs to be made clearer do Newbies like I am. Just sayin'...

So - here goes:

My name is Ilene Harris and I am a retired elementary school teacher. I live in the Redwoods of beautiful Humboldt County in the far area of Northern California, almost in Oregon. I love crafts of all kinds, usually focusing on quilting, book arts and jewelry making. We live on seven acres in a rural town, so the outdoors is special to me. We garden and make a sanctuary for birds in our backyard. I love animals of all kinds, and volunteer at a local thrift shop for the Humane Society called Tailwaggers. I enjoy traveling, snorkeling, reading and collecting found objects and upcycling them. I don't have a website or a blog, but I am on Facebook and you can see lots of pictures there.

About Me

I have made ATC cards once before, for a swap at an Art Retreat I went to called ArtFest, which was in Port Townsend, Washington. I liked those because they were like little pieces of artwork in a small space.

LIKES: animals, gardening, quilting, knitting, beach combing shells and glass, collecting found objects, buttons, old jewelry, reading, making jams and jellies from our garden fruit

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Downton Abbey, Friday Night Lights (over), Mad Men

BOOKS: Right now I am reading David Sedaris' Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. I like human character stories, not horror, murder mysteries or science fiction.

FAVORITE COLORS: Teal blue, purple, green (sea colors)

FAVORITE FOODS: dark chocolate, good coffee, butter cookies, Meyer lemons, fresh blueberries and Santa Rosa plums (all from our garden)

Ratings

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liveve308 rated for Cat ATC #2 on Jul 17, 2015
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Comment: Your lovely packet was waiting me when I got back from my mini-vacation and I must say I was really excited :D Thanks for all the lovely things you included, the seashells and the mermaid-charm are gorgeous!! Thanks so much, if I could I'd give you a 1000 hearts :)
dogkisses rated for July Atc on Jul 13, 2015
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Comment: This whole envelope is so exciting. The way you addressed it, the birds and California Poppy seeds!! I'm so excited to go plant them. Did you make the birds? The ATC is so fun and vibrant with color. I love it all. Where'd you get the little charm?
cbzcando rated for Weekend Nature ATC on May 4, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely nature ATC! Aloha :)
Response: Wow! It got there quickly. I mailed it from the Lahaina Post Office on our way to catch the flight home. I sure wanted to add a little extra with a note. So, that will come later this week. Hugs with Aloha, Ilene
CraftyCathy31 rated for Pick 3 Swap - April USA only on Apr 16, 2015
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Comment: It was thoughtful of you to pick 3 from my profile. The bling, jumble and angel fit me to a tee!! Thanks so much!!
MsKuky rated for Bookpage/Owl on Apr 10, 2015
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Comment: Ilene, thank you for my beautiful owl, love his green eyes! It's always a pleasure to receive your ATC's. Happy weekend my friend!
Response: Well, glad you did receive it. Finally. I am still wondering where the first one ended up. Ha!
Gardener rated for Pocket Letter Swap on Apr 6, 2015
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Comment: You did a great job with the pocket swap! I loved everything from the way you addressed the envelope to the Eco-friendly stamps that you used. I really appreciate that you took a good look at my profile - I liked all of the pockets. The Starbucks card will be put to very good use, as will the sunflower seeds. Many thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun envelope, fun goodies, and especially the fabulous letter to which I will reply just as soon as possible!
lilkye rated for Thrift Store Scavenger Hunt on Feb 23, 2015
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Comment: Thank you :)
Bepalfy rated for Interest Me No. 21 on Feb 22, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much!!! Meet and beat the expectations!!!
Sheri rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 20, 2015
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RacheltheMouse rated for Interest Me No. 21 on Feb 17, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the letter and for the unique bookmark! xx
Karen07 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 13, 2015
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Comment: Thanks! It even has the little envelope!
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Comment: Best valentine I received this year. I adore it, and this little owl pin too. Thank you!
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Comment: LOVE , LOVE, LOVE my Valentines! Thank you so much. Really was excited to see the old fashion envelope that you don't see anymore. Did you make them? Also, going to wear my owl pin all year long.
JennaZ rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 9, 2015
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Comment: Thanks and happy Valentine's Day!
Amace rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 9, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Valentine's card and adorable pin! :)
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csolanto rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2015
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Comment: Super cute! Thank you.
MsKuky rated for Happy Mail Kit on Feb 4, 2015
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Comment: Dearest Ilene, thank you so very much for the great Happy Mail that you'd send to me. Love the silly cat stickers, the stencil, the tape, the paper source product, the rub on alphabet, the tags, the stamps specially the Sinatra stamp, I did not have that in my collection, that was perfect! the cat note cards are lovely and the ATC was sp cleverly done. Thank you for putting a smile on my face. Happy everything!

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Comments

Fairwind on Mar 25, 2015:

Please read your private message about the Easy Profile Comment that I sent. Thanks.

AllyZoldos on Mar 20, 2015:

Happy Friday! It's a snowy day here in PA, yesterday was almost 60. We never know how it will be out here! I thought this horrible weather would be over! I see you like garden & so do I! I can't wait to plant all of my fruits, veggies, and flowers! I find it amazing & altruistic that you volunteer at animal shelter. I adopted my dog Mugsy from the Humane Society about 3 years ago, he is the most precious thing on earth. I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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justine13 on Feb 24, 2015:

Hi Ilene:

Could you please take a peek at the message I sent you? Thank you :)

J.

greenhotdogs on Feb 9, 2015:

Hi there! So sorry for the late reply. funny how comments don't get notified by email...I am going to attend this fall. I'm really excited! My boyfriend and I haven't started looking for a place yet. Depends on if I take calculus here during the summer or not.

Ilene on Jan 12, 2015:

Green Hot Dogs!

I just read your comment/post. You are moving here? That's awesome! My husband taught at College of the Redwoods for 34 years and he's now retired. We have friends who taught at Humboldt State as well. Let us help! When are you moving and where in Humboldt? I think I am going to like Swap Bot for lots of reasons...

greenhotdogs on Jan 11, 2015:

Hi! I see we are doing the valentine's day swap as newbies! Us newbies got to stay together and! Your home area is beautiful. I will be moving there to be with my family and go to HSU!

justine13 on Jan 11, 2015:

Took me a little bit to figure out how to augment the basics on my profile. Glad you're in Newbie Helpers and found some swaps. :)

Ilene on Jan 9, 2015:

Thanks, Liza!

That's just what I thought. So, I will add stuff as I feel like it...

Ilene

MsKuky on Jan 9, 2015:

Your profile looks pretty complete to me. But some coordinators want more extensive info like music choices, hobbies, movies etc.... When I did mine, I kept going back & adding stuff to it...all at once was impossible to think! ha, ha, ha, ha.... Welcome to Swap Bot, enjoy your stay & have an awesome weekend. Liza Lopez

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