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ManitoulinGirl

ManitoulinGirl
Date Joined: February 16, 2008
Last Online: February 16, 2022
Birthday: November 11
Country: Canada

Favorite Music

I enjoy nearly all music - alternative rock, folk music, rock, R&B, jazz, blues, etc. I also love listening to live music. I nearly always have music on in the kitchen.

Favorite Books

I love cook books, craft books & gardening books. My favorite novels are usually mystery books. Top mystery authors at the moment are Louise Penny, Maureen Jennings, Giles Blunt, Kathy Reichs, Elizabeth George and the "Blue Shoes & Happiness" series by Alexander McCall Smith. I also love books which make me think - For example, The Book Thief; Secret Life of Bees; Memory Makers Daughter; To Kill a Mockingbird... I belong to a book club where we meet at a restaurant once a month to drink wine and discuss our book of the month. It is a lot of fun.

Favorite Crafts

I love quilting and sewing. I also enjoy journaling (especially bullet journaling).

About Me

I am married to a wonderful guy and have a 29 year old son. I also have a step-son who is married to a great lady from Germany. They have a 8 year old son and a 6 year old daughter and just live 30 minutes away. I love being a grandma.

I live on Manitoulin Island - the world's largest freshwater island. (It is in northern Lake Huron close to Georgian Bay)

My husband and I are both retired and love to travel. We try to go somewhere warm every winter. Love to see new things and meet new people.

What I like...

I love washi tape, stationary paper, note cards, vintage or interesting buttons and fabric, teabags (herbal or regular wrapped), ribbons, lace. I'm crazy about dogs and cats and other animals. I find woodland creatures adorable. I love hiking and canoeing. I plant some container gardens in the summer. My favorite colours tend to be jewel tones but I'm not picky.

Canada Post

Just a note to let you know that although I think I live in a wonderful country, the postal system is dismally slow. If things are slow getting there, please email me and I'll let you know when it was sent. If you don't receive it in a fairly reasonable timeframe, I will send a new package.

Who am I?

I find as I grow older that I am increasingly in love with our earth and concerned about the way we treat it. I also find myself becoming more gentle with people and more open to new ideas and philosophies. I am trying to do something creative every day and also want to try new things. For reasons beyond my control my career life is most likely over, so I am finding new ways to measure my worth.

Favorite Television

I watch Survivor, Hells Kitchen, MasterChef and Top Chef. I also enjoy true crime/policing shows like the First 48 hours. I also some Netflix shows such as The Crown and Peaky Blinders. I like any mystery or crime dramas.

Recipe Swaps

RECIPE SWAPS: I have a recipe binder as well as a recipe box, so I am happy with either 4" X 6" cards or sheets to insert into my binder.

I love to cook, so am always interested in new recipes.

Rating

I always try to rate promptly - If for some reason, I haven't rated you let me know. It's possible that I haven't received it OR it is possible that I overlooked it. I also try to rate generously.

I really enjoy SwapBot, but I don't enjoy drama - If you haven't received something from me...please just let me know and I'll resend. I have never flaked and never will. This is supposed to be fun and I would like it if we all keep it that way.

I haven't been on SwapBot for some years and I am sure that you may be wondering why. I had become quite close with someone on SwapBot (writing letters frequently for a few years) but she passed away rather suddenly and I found I had to back away from SwapBot.

As I have even more time on my hands than usual due to the Corona virus, I have decided that I should get back to it.

Ratings

lob rated for Around the World by Mini-zines on Mar 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank so much!
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Comment: My thanks for your lovely letter, on such pretty stationary!! I would love to write you back!!!
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Comment: Thanks this sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it! Have a great weekend!
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Comment: Thanks very much for the Too much Chocolate cake recipe. It sounds good & my hubby would like it. I do like chocolate. But not too much chocolate. Thanks very much too, for the washi stickers. Love these!
riverwatcher rated for LSRUS: Warm Me Up with Soup on Feb 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the recipe and stickers. I'll have to try making it.
Labella79 rated for Postcard with a theme Int #3 on Feb 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you sooo much for your beautiful bridge postcard <3 I loved reading about its story, and the colors of the photo are really pretty. Thank you so much for sharing it with me:-)
Response: I'm very glad that you like it. I really like learning about new places and history. Have a wonderful day!
gizmodust rated for LSRUS: Warm Me Up with Soup on Feb 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the recipe and other goodies. Right now my husband is making soup in the kitchen. I've been making some cross stitch Christmas ornaments so can put the fabric to good use. Take Care and Stay Warm.
Response: Great! Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap!! We do have similar tastes and I love your aesthetic!!! I cannot tell you how much I love this!!! It looks like it got delivered to the wrong place, but I'm glad it finally made it's way here. Thank you so much!! I hope you have fun planning those camping trips for next summer!!
Response: I'm glad that it finally reached you. The mail is so slow these days. I received a letter a few days ago that was mailed in June 2021. Have a wonderful day!
KaliOya rated for Long Letter Penpal International on Jan 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and goodies. I plan to write you back soon. The bee mini envelopes are so cute! Thank you for sending them. I am sure I will find a great use for them. Happy swapping.
Response: Happy swapping to you too!
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Comment: Hey! Thank you! Seeing my students excited for Christmas was such a joy! I hope you enjoyed yours with your family!
Response: I hope you have a wonderful 2022.
kromo rated for LSRUS: Christmas/Holiday Cookie Recipe on Dec 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and recipe. I have not tried this version. We make Oreo balls every year but I’ve never dipped them in chocolate chips before. Yum I hope you have a wonderful new year
Response: Have a wonderful 2022!
Merimax rated for OFAP Group, FRIEND TO FRIEND LETTER on Dec 29, 2021
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Comment: Carmen, thank you for your kind letter, card and stamps. I looked up photos of your island and town, lovely! I trust your Christmas dinner with family was nice. Happy New Year!
Response: Hi Meri: So glad that you received my letter so quickly. I am looking forward to hearing from you! Take care.
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Comment: Thanks for the recipe and the bookmark! These sound very yummy! Have a great day!
Response: Thank you - I'm glad that you liked the recipe. Take care.
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K9Artist rated for International PenPals - Fall 2021 on Dec 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and the little gifts, they’re all really cute! I’ll do my best to write back to you once things start getting less busy and crazy.
Response: Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and the lovely card. Good job that you found out how to wish me a merry christmas in Swedish 😀 Merry christmas to you to ❤️
Mlhadder rated for Autumn Soup Recipe Swap on Oct 30, 2021
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Comment: I love your owls! And those soups sound amazing. Though on the Mulligatawny Soup it called for rice in the instructions but wasn't listed in the ingredients. What kinda and how much rice? I totally want to try this one out!
Response: Oh no! I'm sorry. I add 1/3 cup of rice (basmati is really good, but just use regular rice if that's what you have on hand) Have a wonderful day!
Tuutis rated for Halloween Pocket Letter on Oct 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, very lovely, I really like the colours and how you have used your creativity, beautiful papers! Makes me so happy!
Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad that you liked it. Have a wonderful day!

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Comments

inthewild on May 18, 2016:

A luverly bunch of pink flamingos from Florida popped out my mailbox today - a big thank you for the cute postcard Carmen. Hope my letter mailed off couple weeks ago lands there shortly. In the meantime happy swapping. Mandy

jesslynne on Aug 31, 2015:

Hello! This is for the APDG ~ Angels swap. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Happy Swapping!

JessLynne

jesslynne on May 18, 2015:

Hi there! This is for the APDG ~ May Flowers Swap. I hope you like the pictures! :)

Happy Swapping!

JessLynne

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