Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2017 3:34 pm


Date Joined: September 15, 2017
Last Online: October 22, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

I am a retired teacher, now working as a part-time youth services librarian in the local public library. I love it! I love to read - Adult murder mysteries and YA/Teen novels, especially. I'm not a lover of nonfiction.

I am an avid letterboxer.

I am a quilter. I love to make scrap quilts. I'm currently working on an English paper pieced grandmother's flower garden and I'm almost done! Also love crazy quilting. I gather 2.5-inch squares of fabric wherever I can. I love, collect, and make pincushions.

I also knit, crochet, mosaic, alter books, create ATCs and LTCs...I love to have my hands busy. I keep a blog of all my book and movie reviews.

I belong to Postcrossing and love to exchange and receive postcards.

I collect playing cards! I especially love the Queen of Diamonds and Jokers, but any and all with interesting pictures on the back (or front!) will make me happy!

I'm a mom of two, grandmother of four.

I lived, raised my family, and taught fifth grade on the coast of Maine for 30 years (my son and his family still live there), then LOVED the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona for the next fourteen years. I am now adjusting to the gorgeous green rolling farmlands of the Pennsylvania countryside (where I now live, 20-minutes away from my daughter and her family). LIFE IS GOOD.

Some of the motifs and themes that I enjoy:

Day of the Dead

Cemeteries, gravestones and the like (I love history and primary sources!)


Artwork that includes books and/or reading (not so much photos, but if unique and quirky I love 'em)

anything with old ladies (there are some great Finnish, Russian, and American artists that have so much fun with old ladies!)

penguins are pretty cool...

and jackalopes are pretty cool, too.

the artwork of Keith Haring and Wassily Kandinsky

National Parks

cool doors and windows and unique/quirky houses

maps of countries and states

I'm not so fond of (sorry!):

(no) anything religious (please no Bible verses)

(no) "cute" - like kittens or puppies

(no) anime

I only drink Diet Coke and water, nothing hot, no tea or coffee,

I'll keep thinking and add to this as unexpected thoughts come into my brain. I LOVE it when this happens!!!


samjowers rated for 2 1/2 Inch Square Fabric Swap on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: thanks for the lovely fabrics! they have a very vintage colors and patterns! lol I plan to do something very traditional with them!.....im going to make a quilt! lol. do you ever do the letterboxing events? Ive made some really great friends in the letterboxing community!
Response: Yes, I went to three letterboxing events when I lived in Arizona, but only one since I moved to PA. I spent all day adventuring and "on the road" yesterday - found there really cool boxes! Hit number 200 traditional (I have about 200 postal boxes, too, those are my favorites!)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I'm glad you enjoyed my profile. I really enjoyed what you wrote, we should exchange some playing cards sometime!
Response: I'd love to exchange playing cards...a little something is on its way to you! I didn't send it with tracking, so let me know when it gets there! :)
KathyJane rated for Halloween 2017 Card Swap - US Only on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Loved the little Halloween card tucked inside. :) You will LOVE Savannah! My husband and I love to go there. I can't think of too many places you need to stay away from :) I highly recommend eating at Paula Deen's place, the food is so good. I am a huge Paula Dean fan, try to cook her recipes and all but if anything go because it is touristy. She has a new place open too but I've not been there yet...more seafood dishes. I love walking the city. So many places to take photos. Of course there is River Street that is a must. You will have so much fun. It is a great little place to meet up with girlfriends. Enjoy!!! Thanks again and have a Happy Halloween
Response: Thanks for the Savannah ideas. If you have any others, please let me know!! :)
gmasusie rated for Halloween Card Swap - USA on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the Norman Rockwell PC.
Response: You're welcome...I was so excited to see I still have a Norman Rockwell postcard (after a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum many years ago)!
Fabriqueen rated for Join 9/26, Send PC 9/27~~US on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great PC! I have always wanted to visit the Amish countryside. The picture of the young ladies using the kick scooters barefooted makes my tender little feet hurt. LOL! It's been a lot of years since I could do things like that. Happy Quilting! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome...I'm enjoying this!
riftvegan rated for Interest me No. 51 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the book page. And thanks for the note too, it's interesting to know why you're reading this particular book! :)
Response: You're welcome! I've only received one of my two pages...can't wait to get the second! Happy reading!
young46356 rated for Halloween Card Swap - USA on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks, I appreciate the enclosed postcards too. Happy Halloween!!!
Response: You're very welcome. This is so much fun!
FundyGirl rated for Halloween Card Swap - USA on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice card! It's nice to hear from a fellow Red Sox fan.
Response: I've seen your name pop up on a couple of the swaps I've signed up for, so we'll probably be in touch again!!!
bluecrayons rated for Halloween Card Swap - USA on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: yea it isnt easy being an original. have a spooky halloween.
Response: My grandson just asked his mom when they were going to "spook up" their house!
MawBella rated for Halloween Card Swap - USA on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you and I love the delicious looking recipes you sent ❣❣
Response: Tried and true family recipies! Enjoy. And have a fun Halloween and rest-of October before winter sets in!
kathiann rated for Halloween Card US #3 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: I find the quilt block you made amazing! I missed the southwest so much I had to move back to it. Thank you for the lovely card.
Response: Hope you can find a cool place to applique the grandmother's flower garden. It's so much fun making others happy!
Comment: Why, thank you for looking at my profile! Thanks for the tips on murder mysteries (no, not Cozies)! I can't udder anything bad about Holsteins on the front of your card - we have them here, too! Thanks for the pc and the interesting stamps! Good luck on getting Amish postcards!
Response: I love reading everyone's profiles...so many of us are incredibly similar! And you made me laugh.....!!!
Comment: Well crap... googled letterboxing and just looked at images and it looks like something I could easily become addicted to! Off to research more! Oh! And, Great card! I always think of lighthouses as being in warm sunny places, fun to see some with snow. If you do many trips to see lighthouses look into getting a Lighthouse Passport so you can collect stamps from the lighthouses you go see!
Response: Please let me know if you do begin letterboxing. It's SUCH a blast...an adventure all the time and it's FREE!
adaywithmom rated for Join 9/20, Send PC 9/21~~US on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome!
uhohbabyos rated for Simple Touristy PC - US Only on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Loved the NY PC
Response: NY is wonderful!
bluecrayons rated for Piece Of Advice Postcard Swap on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: great advice. ty
Response: One of my parents (I was, until last May, a teacher. I've always called all my kids' parents "MY" parents) told me that and I've never forgotten it, he was a real hoot and I laugh every time I think of it!
StargazerHM rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #6 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thansk you for the wonderful postcard!
Response: You're very welcome. It's really difficult to find postcards in my new town, so I was super excited to find the Amish ones!
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #6 on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great pc from NYC. I haven't been there for a really long time but would like to visit there again soon.
Response: It's SUCH a fun place to visit...though exhausting. Glad you liked it...maybe it's time to plan a trip?
ladybugluvsstuff rated for 52 Card Pick Up - USA on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: omg so many cool cards!! I love them, favs are the tiny ones! thanks for sharing the ones you made, super swap!!
Response: This was a really fun one to put together...I'm so glad you're pleased! I'd do another like this anytime...
Comment: I am hooked on pocket letters.Their fun to send to penpals. Look them up on YouTube. There is a lot of videos. Thank you for the pretty PC. I like owls.
Response: You're welcome!!!

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Juniebird on Oct 20, 2017:

"Picatso"... Love this PC! Thanks for being my unassigned partner in the PC Roulette this month, I enjoyed the postcard you sent very much!

TexyDeb on Sep 19, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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