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Last Online: April 24, 2021
Birthday: February 16
Country: Canada

About Me

Married 41 years, 3 grown kids, 7 grandchildren, plus Missy; a puppy-baby.. Retired from community/home health care, I am very social & sing at church; harmony is my preference. I love the colour red but am finding that my eyes are being drawn to turquoise more and more. I like beads and shiny things- tassels and embellishments. I love exotic foods- Thai, E. Indian, Greek, Mexican and more. Also Lay's salt and pepper potato chips. New fave is Cheddar Jalapeño. And salt and pepper wings. I wear only patchouli essential oil for perfume. I like COFFEE- not tea. I DO NOT like to be cold! I do not like to be misunderstood. I enjoy meeting new people- or hearing from them. I am always trying to see the hidden things behind people's behaviours- what makes a person who they are. I have done a personality profile and I am a "Perceiver". I like to visit the Post Secret site, Swap-bot, and Facebook. I love reading books and magazines- then I am always ripping or cutting words and good images out for collage art.

Favorite Music

Third Day, John Mellencamp, Phil Collins, Chris Daughtry, Nora Jones, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Santana, Jesse Cook, Rob Thomas, Cat Stevens, Mexican and other world music. Really nearly anything I think- blues are wonderful! - pop opera, rock, folk. and I am realizing that I really enjoy country too. Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban

Favorite Movies

Thrillers and dramas, some chickflix. Favorite actors- Clive Owen, Nicolas Cage, Richard Gere,(where has he gone?) Harrison Ford. And how could I forget Keanu Reeves. Love!! time travel or time change stuff. Sci/fi. Don't go to movies much. Watch Netflix! The 100, Queer Eye, SnowPiercer, documentaries. Been watching documentary type movies.

Favorite Television

SURVIVOR!!- have watched it since the 2nd season and still love it. America's Got Talent- 'cuz you discover some great new singers there and the Voice. Not so much TV anymore but I love shows on Netflix.

Favorite Crafts

Cutting and pasting= Collage=Relaxation* Stamping-cards and postcards (especially handmade)mail art, decorated envelopes and letter-writing. I will do one-on-one private swaps for hand-made or altered postcards. I do some photography and have always "framed" things in my mind's eye. I like to balance my photos and I like different angles. Also black and whites. Altered images and dream-like themes. I like anything with time or time-travel themes, used postage, vintage, trees, women. Writing letters and using a fountain pen.

About Me

PLEASE send REAL POSTAGE STAMPS on any swaps. I love anything to do with time travel/alteration/warp etc. I like to debate issues and beliefs; motives and personalities intrigue me. I am a Christian who is very much aware of my humanity and the flaws and cravings that go with our earth-bound souls. I spell really well and spot mistakes- it bugs me. Cant help it- we didnt have TV growing up so I read everything; consequently, I spell well and have a good vocabulary. Sometimes I have to explain myself to people. I also talk in allegories (beat around the bush- my husband says) and hope that people get what I mean. I guess I do that sometimes in my art too- sortof a free form association of images.


I always RATE my partners as soon as I receive my swaps and I ALWAYS SEND. As if anyone ever says anything different on here LOL- BUT **If I am going to be even a day late, I will let you know by messaging you thru' Swap-bot. I give out hearts very liberally because I am just happy to receive each swap and it really doesn't hurt to be nice. I would sometimes like to get a better quality of cards but how do I know they are not that person's best work? I'd rather NOT get extras if they are just "Random Bits" as I have so many bits of my own and I often find that I don't/won't use the so-called "goodies. I think we should always put our top creative effort into every swap so... Happy swapping.

What I like

I love to read the profiles on here and see what swaps people are in. It gives me an idea of who you are and where you are in life. I love to communicate and will answer any messages. Or letters, if you want to send more words. People are the most amazing and interesting hobby you can find. We are all so unique and special and at the same time- all the same. I think I have become less judgmental as I've grown older and people are so essentially valuable no matter who they are or what they believe.

Favorite Books

Loved the Time Traveller's Wife- Thanks to the profile that mentioned it- I didn't think to make a note of who it was. My favourite (yes, here in Canada this is the correct spelling) theme is historical fiction- generational stuff. And of course, science fiction- again, time alteration-alternate universe themes. S.M. Stirling is a good author for that. I have read all the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I am loving the getting back to avid reading- didn't know I was missing it so much. Magazines just aren't quite the same thing. The Shack was good for expanding my beliefs about God and The Lovely Bones is an interesting take on heaven. I like Philip Yancey- hes not afraid of the questions. Ann Lamotts "Travelling Mercies"- her rather irreverent and un-traditional journey to faith. Also Blue Shoe- a novel. Abigail Thomas- A Three Dog Life. Very good read. Also Three cups of Tea. Shapeshifter by Holly Bennett- found in Young Adult section. Kate Morton is good too. "Still Alice" about early onset Alzheimer's- scary and excellent. "Left Neglected" on brain damage by the same author- Lisa Genova Also enjoy Ted Dekker.

Pet Peeve

My Pet Peeve on Swap-bot is ATC swaps with a one(1) card requirement. It costs the same to send 2 or 3 so why "waste" postage- especially international. Or at the least the term could be "not take full advantage of" the postage. I often don't join a swap because of this fact.`

Thanks for thinking of me but I won't be joining any specific groups on here as I find it takes up too much more of my computer time.


Comment: Beautiful photo. Love the colors, the contrasts, and the peacefulness. Thank you!!!❤️💗🧡
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card.
Response: Glad it arrived. Thanks for rating with ♡
renmagpie rated for Corona-letter on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Cathy - thank you so much for your thoughtful and insightful letter. Yes, Phe is short for something - Ophelia. :) I hope that you and yours are still doing ok and remain healthy and safe until this is under control. I'll cheer the day when you can return to your holiday spot and weather the winters in warmth. xoxo
Response: We are all well, thanks. At least this winter has been mild so far. Thank you for the lovely rating.
DoLammSu rated for First & Last Lines No. 27 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you :) Love the miniature stamp :D
Response: Thanks for swapping with me.
e2java rated for Ugly PC Swap #18 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: My mom keeps trying to get me to watch the Queen's Gambit - I guess I am going to have to watch it next. Thank you!
Response: It is one of the series I've enjoyed. Thank you for rating.
Comment: What can I say! Wow, just wow! 😱😍 Everything you have included is amazing! The envalope was beautifully decorated and you've included so many lovely things! I love that you also included a little letter/note as well which makes it seem more personal I'd love to keep in touch and become penpals and we could send some lovely things to each other - just pop me a message and let me know!
Response: It was fun to send you a lovely package to bless your day.
Twishlow rated for Old school Quotecard Postcard on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you Cathy for the lovely postcard. Autumn is such a favorite time for me, I just love receiving fall themed items. We have a bit of snow too and its been cold the past week. I don't mind winter....I do love to hibernate and craft and enjoy the slower pace. Thanks again!!
Response: I know collage is not everyone's favourite art form but I love to cut and rip. I'm glad you liked it. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and beautifully decorated envelope.
Response: You are very welcome. I like to decorate envelopes a bit so the mail is more interesting to receive.
Comment: Thank you I really love the autumn ones
Response: Thanks for the rating. It's nice to be getting back into swapping again.
Comment: I love my swap thankyou its such a sweet well thought out swap i feel like i got a gift thankyou so much
Response: Do unto others is my life.
latinamomma rated for Santa Claus- private swap on Dec 12, 2011
Comment: A wonderful swap partner and coordinator. THANK YOU for giving me a chance.
Response: Do unto others is a wonderful way to live. We just want to be loved and to be understood. Thank you for your kind comments. Hugs
LauraM540 rated for Santa Claus ATC's on Nov 30, 2011
Comment: I love the ATC's! I put them on display as soon as I took them out of the envelope! I agree with you about the things you said in your letter...drama, etc...hate it too!! lol Thanks for the picturesque postcard too! Happy Holidays!
Response: It's nice to create something and even nicer to have your efforts appreciated. Thanks for your kind rating.
lizm rated for Push your limits ATC on Jun 30, 2011
Comment: thank you for such consideration,all the best,lizxx these atcs are fantastic,thank you sooo much
Response: Just saw this rating and appreciate it. I don't think you've even received them yet 'cuz we had that postal strike. Thanks for your faith in me
Goldfoxxe rated for Quotecard Postcard #47 on May 31, 2011
Response: Thanks for your kind rating
ReaderChris rated for Amazing FREE Postcard on May 25, 2011
Comment: I LOVE this postcard....the stamps, and all the info you were able to include. Thanks so much!
Response: Doesn't taste bad either :)
TerryF rated for PS: Handmade PC: Theme: In my soul on May 18, 2011
Comment: "Leaving On a Jet Plane"? "These Eyes"? "Ebb Tide"? Lots of neat images - and I share all of the syndromes you write about. (";) Thx!
Response: I can't quite remember which songs I meant but I see your mind works in musical association too. I appreciate your hosting this swap and your kind rating- thanks.
emrajr69 rated for stamp-art postcards on May 9, 2011
Comment: This card was really lovely. Thank you so much. I have a granddaughter of 5 yrs, a little blondie, so this card was particularly apt.
Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and rating
kankalin rated for stamp-art postcards on May 6, 2011
Comment: Ok so I absolutely loved your stamp art card and I am very curious what kind of tape you used on the 2 sides of the card. Thanks and keep creating!
Response: I had to look back at my scan 'cuz I wasn't sure what you were talking about. As far as I can see and remember- it is patterned paper. I just use a liberal amount of normal glue stick to make my cards. As long as you make sure to coat right to the edge it always seems to make it thru' the mail.
evsmom03 rated for Quotecard Postcard #47 on May 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: So welcome and thank you.
moowee rated for finish the sentence postcard swap on May 2, 2011
Comment: Thank youfor such a nice homemade card with wonderful answers
Response: You're welcome. That was a really fun and easy swap.

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FoxyMoron on May 18, 2011:

I got the postcard you sent! I love it. Thank you.

phillyzee on Jan 25, 2011:

Thank you soooo much for the 'RAK' of 2 snowflake ATCs. They will look great with my others. It was so nice of you. Thanks again! Look forward to swapping with you in the future!

kraftykj on Dec 14, 2010:

Hello! I got your wonderful letter yesterday!! Will be writing real soon!

RetroJane on Nov 22, 2010:

Hello hello!! Thank you for joining the magazine page postcard swap I hosted at the beginning of the month. I just created another one for December. Hope you join in!

jterrazas on Nov 14, 2010:

I'm your swap partner from the read my profile and comment swap. It was fun getting to know a little about you through your file. I saw Inception and recommend it to everyone! Great movie! I also love Keanu Reeves!!


Falkentraum on Nov 12, 2010:

Hi :) I am your partner at: Read my profile and write me a comment.

You are 100% right - people are really interesting :) But sometimes I am lucky too, if no one talk to me. Maybe it´s the reason I work in a supermarket...

So have a great day - and i wish you, that you get your Australian candy soon.

Greetings from Austria


reauk on Nov 11, 2010:

Read my profile and write me a comment. im your partner for the above swap .i love doing postcard swaps to ...wow your a very busy lady...iv have no grandchild as yet... i love animals i have 7 furballs ..my youngest son as a hamster. have a great day hugs rea

wickedred on Nov 2, 2010:

ty so much for the post card wish there were more ppllike you in the world

ElizabethObviously on Sep 23, 2010:

Lol, no I just recently changed it, like before you posted that actually. :) And yah all you have to do is contact Rachel with your new name :) Though changing it too many times isn't too great lol.

mmbrunet on Sep 20, 2010:

Read My Profile and Leave a Nice Comment #2

Hello !! I agree with you on the Time Traveler's wife. I honestly though I wasn't going to like it but ended up crying tear after tear, even with my parents in the room... and I really don't like people to see me cry!! I apologize for the late comment, my boss flew me to Dallas for a crazy week and a late notice. Don't you hate that?? But it was fun in the end.

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