Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2019 8:24 pm


Date Joined: March 21, 2009
Last Online: October 19, 2011
Birthday: July 2
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a grandma of twin boys that just turned 1 year old - Liam and Dylan. They live close by and I get to see them often. I have lived in Northern Illinois all of my life. My town is about 50 miles west of Chicago, along the banks of the Fox River. I live with my husband and two cats, Marcus and Chloe who were rescued from the shelter. I'm also a musician. I play the piano and I teach beginners and intermediates.
Now that warm weather has finally come to these parts, I'll be playing golf.

Favorite Crafts

.My favorite crafts are sewing,( window treatments for my home,) faux painting decorating, wallpapering, quilting, rubber stamping, making ATC's and crotcheting,and counted cross stitch.

Favorite Books

I think of myself as an avid reader. I usually have two books going- one fiction and the other non-fiction. My Favorite Books are: Journey of Souls, Jane Eyre, The Shack, The Kite Runner, Crashing Through to name a few. I like Katherine Harrison, Amy Tan, Isabel Allende, Arturo Perez-Reverte and John Grisham.

Favorite Movies

Favorite Movies: Dancing with Wolves, Out of Africa, Born Free, Slumdog Millionaire, Big, SeaBiscuit, I like foreign flicks alot too. Amelie,

Favorite Music

Favorite Music: Clasical, especially Mozart and Vivaldi. classical rock, classical guitar, and most anything on piano. I love oldies - 50's and 60's too.

Likes/ dislikes

I love anything about nature. I especially love bird watching+. I like to garden with my husband who does alot more than I do in this area. My favorite colors are green and blue.

 Please do not send food items.


monkeeslover64 rated for Three Men and a Baby on Oct 2, 2010
Comment: Thanks again for another fun afternoon. Too bad it was chilly with the wind blowing at the flea market. Love the cards — I have got to try embossing — it makes everything so much more elegant! And the lighthouse you colored is beautiful, too. The ATCs are cute, even if you couldn't find a photo of Micky! Maybe I'll use some of my new scrapbooking supplies to get motivated for the next swap! Looking forward to getting together to craft in December. Have a fun and safe trip!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! I had a good time too.
Comment: Thanks for a great afternoon! Your ATCs are wonderful, as always! I really love the daisies; it would make a beautiful full-size painting. The beach scene makes me want to get away on vacation, and I want to try fabric and nail polish techniques next time I make an ATC. I will try to come up with a theme for the next swap in the next couple of weeks and give us plenty of time to create. What do you think of doing a "Crop Til U Drop" session on a Saturday, maybe in July? I don't know if I could make it until midnight, but I know I could get a lot done if I spent one whole day working. And I'm sure we could leave earlier if we really wanted to. $25 seems like a good price with food and drinks included (except lunch). Or we could just spend $15 in merchandise and crop for free for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday. (Which might actually be better for our first time out.) We'll talk about it more once I set up the swap. Great to see you. Hope things get better for all of us!
Response: Thank YOU too , Cindy. We have alot in common, I hope I didn't talk topo much. July sounds good. Looking forward to hearing about the "challenges". Hope they won't be too difficult, but it will be a starting point for creativity.
Kathy2eggs rated for That was You! ATC on Nov 1, 2009
Comment: Way too cute....love it.. Thanks so much.
pandakitty rated for Elements ATC #4: Earth on Oct 26, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much. It is defintely autumn.
Response: you are welcome. thanks for the heart.
monkeeslover64 rated for This ATC looks familiar on Oct 17, 2009
Comment: Thanks! Had a great time today. I think all the ATCs turned out good — and different. I'm looking forward to our next swap. And possibly Thai food!
Comment: Thanks for the cards, can't wait to send them out. I really liked the rough looking stamped flowered one. Sorry I didn't rate you sooner:o)
Kathy2eggs rated for Experienced ATC Swap on Oct 3, 2009
Comment: I loved your little note, and don't worry you did great!
cafras rated for Bird ATC and card on Sep 30, 2009
Comment: Thanks for your ATC and card......and tell him it's an owl !
Response: Thanks fro the rating Catherine. I read your message and I hope your spring gets warmer real soon.
OlDonut rated for Experienced ATC Swap on Sep 28, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC
Comment: Sky on fire, was not the ATC I was expecting. It was almost certainly 1000 times better than the ATC I was expecting and I love it very much, its gone with my collection of element themed cards and stands out among them proudly. Thank you very much!
Response: You are very welcome. I should make duplicates of my favorites so I could keep one too.
shinywen rated for Quote & More ATC on Sep 21, 2009
Comment: Hi Kathy! Yes, I believe we have swapped before. Your return address looks familiar. I LOVE the beautiful dragonfly ATC with the great Aristotle quote, I will have to find someplace to display that. I also loved the paper you used, with the heron. I love waterbirds like that. THanks!
Response: you are quite welcome. Thanks for the heart.
druideye rated for Quote & More ATC on Sep 21, 2009
Comment: Thank you. I could read the quote just fine, it's lovely.
Willow rated for Elements ATC #2: Water on Sep 20, 2009
Comment: I absolutely LOVED your ATC you sent me. Very pretty. I love the beach... probably why I can't ever leave Florida for long lol. Thanks so much! (I'm SOOO sorry I haven't rated sooner)
Nimue rated for Elements ATC #3: Wind on Sep 18, 2009
Comment: The ATC arrived today. Thanks very much for sending the well done sailboat picture. Thanks again! :)
lyninoz rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 17, 2009
Comment: thank you for the great p/c.
Response: You're welcome. I forgot which one I sent you though-? Thanks for the heart.
alliefierce rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 15, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the Postcard! St. Charles looks like a cute little town. I reminds me of the little town I used to live in Arizona, called Prescott. It was about 90 miles north of Phoenix.
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for the heart.
MMELA rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2009
Comment: Love San Francisco !!
Response: If you would rather have one of Illinois I can resend.
moxsapphir rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2009
Comment: Hi Kath, I can just barely make out the 9/9 (vbut that was what was most important) and so this deserves a "heart!" I really like the Nassau PC. I went here with my mother in 1985, but I don't know if I actually have a PC. I did get a patch to sew on my case, but now I have a card -- Thank You!
Response: I did forget to click send on the nineth, glad you could read the mark though.
denisecouser rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2009
kellylynn9 rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 11, 2009
Comment: I love the postcard you sent! I can't believe we live in the same town!! That was really funny and such a small world! I hope we cross paths again! Thank you!! :)

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shinywen on Sep 21, 2009:

Also Kathy, I'm wondering if you would mind if I scanned in your ATC and submitted it to the front-page gallery? It's so beautiful, I think it should be shared =)

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


stacirose on Jul 2, 2009:

Would love to see you there!!!

Excellent Embellishements Swap!

raven on Jul 1, 2009:

Wishing you a Happy July Birthday... from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group birthday

knitgnat on Jun 29, 2009:

Hi there! You asked about the types of yarn I sent.. I believe they were all either Red Heart or Vanna's Choice yarns. : )

raven on May 18, 2009:

Click for a shortcut welcome

Thanks for joining us...Hope you enjoy the group

sarahahaha on Mar 22, 2009:

Hi! So happy to see you made an account and joined the swap. You will get the addresses for who you send your ATC's to on tuesday!


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