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Marsha907

Marsha907
Date Joined: December 1, 2009
Last Online: December 3, 2018
Birthday: August 21, 1949
Country: United States

About Me

I'm taking a break from Swap-bot for awhile after I had a total knee replacement 8/21. Doing well but need a rest.I'm loving swap-bot.I have settled into ATCs as my main form of artistic expression. I enjoy making that little piece of art. I have received so many beautiful ones from all over the world. How cool is that!! I have also met so many kind, interesting, generous, talented people on swap-bot. Now I'm getting into page by page art journals & Zentangles.

Things I like to do include counted cross stitch, reading, cooking & baking. I especially like to make soups. I will often add cross stitch to my ATCs.

I worked as a teachers' aide with special needs elementary students for 16 years & as a Practical Nurse many years ago.

I'm retired & currently volunteer a lot. I serve on the immigration task force for an interfaith social justice organization. I also volunteer at my public library, greeting people, and helping with children's programs. I am a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for a child who is the court system because he has been abused and neglected. I'm an empty nester with my husband for company.

I love to travel & have been to Europe 10 times(Denmark, England, Ireland (2x), Italy, Greece, France & Romania(2x),Scotland, Wales, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.) I really enjoy traveling, new sights, interesting food & people. In Oct. 2011 we had an incredible trip to Japan & China.1/12, I can now add the beautiful beaches of St. John, VI to my travel list. Wonderful beaches, snorkeling (YES), & fresh fish, so cool. Recently (July 2012) back from Scotland &Wales, & abit of England where I visited with a sweet swapper I met here. 10/12 Just back from the beautiful National Parks Yosemite & Grand Canyon. April 2013 just returned from Romania and Hungary, had a wonderful time.I am very fortunate to be able to travel. Fall 2013 we traveled to some beautiful areas of Canada, old Quebec City, which was great. Reminded me of France. Also went to Nova Scotia, especially Cape Breton area and Halifax. Feb. 2014 traveled to Peru to see Machu Picchu and Ecuador to the Galopgos Islands. Wow, both were incredible. May 2016 Biked in the Netherlands for 3 days. What wonderful Bike paths thru out the country. Also visited Germany and Switzerland on this trip. Recently (May 2018)traveled to So Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe and went on a safari and explored Capetown, beautiful and exciting trip.

My husband retired in Jan. 2011 after working in the local public library for almost 33 years, 15 of those years as library director. Now we can do more traveling. My daughter is also a librarian & she's the one who turned me on to swap-bot.

I like to bike in the warmer weather & cross country ski in the winter.

I usually have my swaps ready to be sent out the day I get my partner's name & address. Please know that I would never be a flaker, so if you don't get something I should have sent, please let me know before giving me a bad rating. Also I rate ASAP, usually the day I receive the swap. I would expect prompt rating from others.

Cross stitch is my favorite craft. I collect buttons & I love Pez dispensers. I also love the Wizard of OZ, movie & books.

Favorite Television

I love to watch Dancing with the Stars, Gray's Anatomy, Nashville, & Modern Family. Of course Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife on PBC are wonderful shows too.

I like most types of music except opera & rap. Bruce Springsteen & Leonard Cohen are 2 of my favorite singers. Also Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith & Kate Wolf (dead singer song writer). I like Harpeth Rising as a current group. Absolutely love the soundtrack from Hamilton. Hope to see the show someday.

Favorite Books

I read a lot, mainly fiction. The Secret Lives of Bees & To Kill a Mockingbird are 2 of my favorites. So much great stuff to read never enough time! (Even as a retired person) 12/12 I got an Ipad for. Christmas which I'm loving & having fun with. I figured it would be great to take on my travels, easier than 4-5 books to lug. Basically I read lots, no way to record it all.

About Me

Dislikes for me would be religious items (including angels) & too cutesy things. I don't do pink! Kid things aren't to my liking either. I strongly dislike clowns. I do love just about all colors except pink. I'm pretty easy to please & love getting mail especially from all over the world.

Pets

We share our home with 2 cats. Dickens (Little Charles Dickens) & Bob Cat (Robert the Bruce a Scottish King)

Ratings

ladydy5 rated for A.I. - A 5 x 7. #5. on Jun 28, 2018
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Comment: Very nicely done, thank you and keep swapping
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Thanks for hosting, glad you liked the page.
LizzyJo rated for A.I. Twinchie on an ATC on Jun 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC, extras (I already have plans for the stamps), and nice note. It's nice to get a swap from another Wisconsinite. And thanks for adding a green heart to the envie. ♥
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Glad you liked it.
RetroChik rated for USA only Found walking atc on Apr 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. :)
Response: Thanks for the heart and rating.
Manifest rated for A.I. - Our First 5 x 7 on Apr 1, 2018
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Comment: Super cute Spring card! Where ever did you find all of those different pages with the different languages on them? Thanks!
Response: Thanks for rating and heart. I pick up papers with different languages as I travel. Also pick up old books with various languages.
SLembke rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 3, 2018
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Comment: Gotta love Dr. Suess!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart,
Lantana149 rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Feb 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the colorful ATC, so pretty, also like all the butterflies on the envelope!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and heart.
BrendaB rated for A.I. Torn Papers ATC on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: Love the weaving, nice ATC! Thanks for the extras too.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Glad you liked it.
Lucine rated for **PBP Jan~ Bridge …** on Dec 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, nice views to see:)
Response: Thank you for the rating. This page was very personal for me. Happy holidays
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Comment: As usual Marsha, you out did me, Love all the lovely beauties with Bling. I would love to see your students doing ATCs
Response: Thanks for your kind words, rating and the heart. Unfortunately I only had about a 1/2 hour to work with them. By then they are just catching on and getting ideas. Need more time eith them.
Lucine rated for **PBP Nov~ Friends …** on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: It feels awkward to rate you for this swap and I still have to send:)) I don't know the song, but it is awesome that you remember the song after all those years;)) Thank you for the AJ page.
Response: Glad it arrived, thanks for rating.
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Comment: Ok how many ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💙💙💙💙💙💗💗💗💗💗can I put??? Love love love what you created. Now I have a better idea how to organize mine. Thanks so much. I love all of the textures!!! Have a great weekend I hope you enjoy the one you receive too
Response: Thank you for the rating, heart and kind words. The journal was fun to make and I'm happy you enjoyed it,
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Comment: What a fun ATC, thank you!
Response: Glad you liked the ATC. thanks for rating and heart.
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Comment: Thanks for a fun atc! You did a great job with this challenge!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Glad you liked it.
Gwillisinc rated for **PBP Oct~ Leaves …** on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: Another beautiful collage from you! thank you for the extras also. I loved your leaves
Response: Thank you the rating and heart. Glad you liked it.
Suncloud rated for **PBP September ~ Wings …** on Aug 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous page and generous origami paper. It really made my day. I also appreciate the stamps on the envelope.
Response: Glad you liked the package and journal page. Thanks for the rating and heart.
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Comment: Hi Marsha, thanks a lot for your wonderful 'Bike Page', the extra's and the nice envelope! But maybe even more the note about your biking experience in the NL :-) We are real bikers here, even the prime minister goes on a bike to his work :-D And recently I saw the old bike here on a fair, the one with the big wheel (as on the PC-collage). I love my bike, couldn't live without it (well, that's a little dramatic, but you know what I mean?) Have a great summer! <3 - Ellen
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. More important your kind words. Biking in the Netherlands and Ireland, actually, were 2 of my happy great life experiences.
kfaye rated for Beautiful Geisha atc swap on Jun 21, 2017
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Comment: I love the Geisha ATC you made! How cool that you got to use things from your trip! Thank you SO much for the PC too :D Traveling is addicting!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Japan was a great place to pick up paper. Glad you liked it.
skydancer rated for **PBP July ~ Bubbles …** on Jun 4, 2017
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Comment: I just love this journal page!!! How very creative. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Glad you liked it.
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and bird goodies! You are quite a traveler!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Gwillisinc rated for **PBP June ~ Book Title …** on May 14, 2017
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Comment: Marsha, no cross stitch? I love your take on this swap. Riding a bike sounds like a good swap name too
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Biking would be a good theme. I got lots of "stuff" ready. Enjoy the day.

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Comments

AZmom875 on Sep 26, 2016:

Your Mystery items ATC card for the group, AllaboutAtc arrived. It is so super cute and funny and true thanks for the extra goodies, they will get used.

SuZignomeMoM on Aug 20, 2016:

While checking on another swapper's ratings I noticed you had a birthday tomorrow.

Everyone should have a little profile bling on their birthday.

Hope it is the best ever.

mizvicky on Aug 17, 2013:

Thank you so very much for the sweet card and the Dragonfly ATC!!! Made my day :) this was very thoughtful if you :)

racheljohnson on Jun 13, 2012:

Thank you so much for the lovely postcard and the sweet note that you sent for the "Thank You Swap-bot" swap. Members like you are what make Swap-bot great. xoxo

knclodge on Mar 10, 2012:

Your Awesome Six plus One ATC is now on my You Tube channel... you can get there through my profile. Candace

richara on Dec 24, 2011:

Welcome to the Page by Page group

doortotheriver on Aug 21, 2011:

Happy birthday, wonderful Marsha! Have a wonderful day, and keep an eye out for a parcel from me very soon :) lots of hugs <3 xx

malecka on Dec 3, 2010:

=) I am so happy that you got it and liked it =) It's real shame that there are flakers on here, but I was glad that I could angel it ;-) Have great holidays ;-) Ajda

doortotheriver on Jul 30, 2010:

Marsha! Thankyou so much for the lovely, lovely birthday parcel! You're so kind <333 I'll reply to your letter very soon. Thankyou for the smiles :) big hug xx

raven on Jun 28, 2010:

Welocme and click to visit group..

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