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ManitoulinGirl

ManitoulinGirl
Date Joined: February 16, 2008
Last Online: April 20, 2021
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) and other papercrafts.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful guy and have a 28 year old son. I also have a step-son who is married to a great lady from Germany. They have a 6 year old son and a 4 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, the Voice and Top Chef. I also enjoy 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

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Comment: This still hasn't arrived but mail was and still is insane so I'm going to go ahead and archive this. No resend necessary.
JadeFan rated for Traveling Notebook - R4 on Apr 2, 2021
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jules4534 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #3 on Mar 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much! It is crazy how you got me for both swaps! Happy Spring!
Response: Glad that you received them - relatively quickly! Happy swapping!
jules4534 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 3~Swap # 2 on Mar 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love your paper!
Response: Glad that you received it! Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful jokers to add to my Frankendeck. 😊
Response: I'm glad that you like them. Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You're very welcome. Happy swapping!
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Comment: OMG! Thank you for the really beautiful patch! I can't believe it is your first one - I really love it. And thank you so much for the octopus fabric. A big Aloha!
Response: I'm so glad that you received it and that you like it. I really enjoyed the challenge. I have a few more cut out ready for me to work on them. Thanks for hosting this swap.
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Comment: thank you for the wonderful saltwater card...it is just beautiful....i probably will use parts of it and the envelope in a few collage atc's...just gorgeous...the playing cards were great...where are all the swappers getting this variety of playing cards? thanks so much
Response: I'm glad that you liked the card. I have had it in my stash for a few years and as soon as I read your profile, I knew I had to send it to you. Have a wonderful day!
bethe rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 21 on Mar 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the playing cards and your sweet note with your condolences. I really appreciate that :) I also loved the old postage stamps. Can't wait to complete the Franken Deck! Happy swapping :)
Response: I'm glad that you like the cards. Have a wonderful day. Happy swapping to you too.
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Comment: love you letter and the extras :) i will be writing back and answering all your questions :) my stationary will also have a type of bird on it!
Response: So glad! I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
esalas73 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 25 on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cards, I didn’t have those yet!
Response: Happy swapping!
CookieMomster78 rated for RSS: HM Cards! on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing this beautiful HM postcard, Carmen! Your machine has such fun stitching patterns & the fabric bits you selected are so well composed -it’s truly art! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your enclosed note about the Canadian Armed Forces/Reserves/Cadet program too! Sounds like your time as an instructor is definitely changing lives in a positive way! I’m grateful for your strong influence in the youth, as it’s a good service to the leadership of the future!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed making the postcard although I always dither about whether it is good enough. Have a wonderful day!
KaliOya rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 24 on Feb 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cards. I have heard of all those boardgames. I own the original Ticket to Ride. I really want to buy a copy of Hive and would love to play Scythe and Pandemic at least once. Have you played the Pandemic Legacy version? Happy swapping.
Response: I am so sorry that I missed your rating until now. Pandemic Legacy looks great. I only have the regular version but it's a lot of fun. Game Boarding has made the pandemic a bit more bearable. Thanks for the rating and happy swapping!
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Comment: Great cards! And I’ve read all of your book recommendations except A Gentleman in Moscow. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and the recipe!!
Response: Glad it arrived safe and sound. Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Beautiful ATC! I think I’ll cut out the swan on the envelope and add it in the back of the sleeve. (You forgot to mention the swap name, but I had no problem finding you)
Response: I'm so glad that you like it. Have a great day. (and sorry about forgetting to put the swap name on it)
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Comment: Thanks for a lovely surprise in my swap. I thought your sketch was great. Very brave using ink too. Reminded me of rock formation at Halong Bay. The stickers reminded me of Monet’s garden that I’ve been fortunate to visit. I looooove cardinals so will cherish your card too. I’m planning on using it in another project. Thanks again 🌺
Response: I'm glad that you liked it. Have a wonderful day!
TexyDeb rated for My Weekly Gratitude PC #3 on Jan 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I'm grateful for those things too. :D
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Comment: Received your letter, and would be happy to "pen pal" with you. I'll pop a reply in the post this week.
Response: I'm looking forward to it. Have a wonderful day!

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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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