Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2020 4:49 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: October 28, 2020
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Husband retired. Two daughters both married. Two granddaughters. One cat. I am spiritual, but not religious. I embrace tenets from many beliefs and recognize the existence of a higher power. I dislike "good ole' boy" politics & do not identify with any specific party. I am a tree-hugging animal lover & love nature.

Crafts: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery/crewel, dried florals, papercrafting; Arts: drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing prose/poetry, journaling, cooking, playing piano, reading.

Likes: Traveling, cruising, salt air, the ocean, crisp morning air, rain on my face, fall colors, laughter of children, smiles, soft snowfall, the wind, fantasy, meditation, metaphysics, silence, hugs

Favorite Music

Genre: Folk, Blues, Alternative, World Music, New Age: Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, David Bowie, Dr. John, Annie Lenox, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Andrea Bochelli, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, CCR, Steve Winwood, Dead Can Dance, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, and oh, so many others!

Favorite Books

Books: American Dirt, Cutting for Stone, White Dog Falling from the Sky, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Dune series, Water for Elephants, The Silent Patient, Where the Crawdads Sing; Authors: Steven King, Sharon Kay Pennman, Ken Follett, John Grisham; Poetry: Gail Mazur, Rod McKuen, Maxine Kumin, Edgar Alan Poe (poetry/prose), Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost

Favorite Movies

Not a movie goer-- just watch whatever's playing on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Netflix, etc.; Love foreign films (with subtitles, not dubbed); Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Survivor, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race; found "The Castaways" totally fascinating.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Crewel, Any papercrafts (but especially Inchies, Twinchies, ATCs & Moo cards), Journaling, Sewing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, shell pictures, drawing


Likes: Coffee (not decaf) Caffeinated tea of all kinds, All colors, Handmade papers, Used postage stamps from anywhere, Die cuts; Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee, Religious stuff, Disney (I’ve outgrown it)

Wish list

I have been doing papercrafts all my life & have a whole room of supplies & tools. I can honestly say I don't need another thing. I just replace supplies.

Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists: Jaime & Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Alphonse Mucha, Erte, Norman Rockwell, Peter Maxwell, Maxfield Parrish; Art Deco, Art Nuvo

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I try to get my swaps done as soon as I sign up because I sign up for so many. Therefore, they do not reflect partner preferences as partners are not assigned until weeks later. I don't sign up for profile swaps for this reason.

Please don’t feel you must include extras in our swaps. Your awesome creative art is enough to make me happy and is the base for my rating.

I take my membership in the groups I belong to or have created very seriously. The founders/coordinators/officers of these groups work very hard to think of swaps, vet participants, and troubleshoot any problems. I do my best to support them by signing up for swaps and being available to host when needed.

I have never, nor will I ever flake on any swap I undertake. If I find, by some cruel twist of fate, that I cannot complete a swap by its deadline, I will notify you & the coordinator to obtain a mutually agreeable solution. I will rate promptly, usually on the day I receive. I would appreciate it if you have any problems with or do not receive any of my swaps that you notify me so I may rectify the problem. I promise to do the same for you.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful creative journey with you!


Fry rated for SUSA - Goddess ATC on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Hello friend. Thanks for the ATC! I love the texture on the clouds! =) Thanks for the extras too, I am sure I will find some way to use them!
Response: I think I used a snow marker on the clouds to add some dimensional interest. Glad you liked it. Thank you so much for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for all your hard work, Di! Gosh! I never meant for this postcard to be so intensive. I hadn't thought about how this swap description could be interpreted in different ways either. I love your interpretation! YAY, for lessons learned! Now, I also see how my swap descriptions need improvements. The witch drawing is awesome by the way! You're such a multi-talented artista! (edit) I nearly forgot to say an extra "mahalo" for drawing a cokkie on back of my PC too!!! That little extra always makes me smile!
Response: It's fun to see what interpretation people use in a theme--that's what makes it challenging! I love getting an extra "mahalo"--sweets for the sweet! Love the swaps you do! Thank you for the heart.
elflady rated for Fall on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Wow what a great journal page depicting Fall or Autumn as we call it. I love all parts of it and will be proud to include it in my journal. Thank you for the note. Australia is still struggling from the bushfires which is very stressful for people who were involved with lots of ongoing issues. elflady
Response: So many great ecological tragedies this year, not to mention COVID! I like doing these journal pages. Our Autumn is sliding into cooler weather. Snow expected in the northern and western part of the state this week, but not here yet. Stay well, my friend, and thank you for the heart!
Bhindblueeyes rated for ATCA: H on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Yes another marvelous swap from you! I saw the envie in my PO box and just knew it was going to make me delighted!! I'm always astounded :) Thank you so much!
Response: You make me feel special! You are so welcome, my New England neighbor! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I love your watercolor pencil pumpkin. It really looks so good. Thank you for the squares of clippings from where you live. That was a very creative idea.
Response: Glad you liked it—hope you can use the extras! Thank you for the heart.
mjhaertling rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #36 on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. You had the perfect piece of fabric for this. Don't you love when that happens?
Response: I am pleased you liked it! The fabric is from my sewing stash. Thank you for the heart.
tam2016 rated for Vintage Gentleman on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I really love the page.
Response: Glad you enjoyed him! Thank you for the heart.
captkristi rated for PA: A Funny Doormat on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: How fun!! Thanks so much! Really cool technique.
Response: Glad you liked it. This swapwas fun. Thank you for the heart.
thequilterslink rated for TIMs: Inch-a-Twinch on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thx for lovely inch-a-twinches and the extras, love them
kclicquot rated for PA: Puns (USA) on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: I love this!!!! Sea la Vie!!!! Luckily I'm only about 10 miles from the shore. . . It's Long Island sound, and ocean is only about an hour. . . Thanks for the creative PC!
Response: So glad you appreciated the “sea” pun! Love being a “coast” girl. Thank you for the heart.
Zander rated for Halloween/Fall Butterfly on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: I love this Journal Page and the beautiful fall colours, this is such a great idea to open it up and have writing space inside. Thank You for a great swap!
Response: I like having a hidden spot sometimes for a hidden thought. So glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart.
RiverTopanga rated for Woodland Series #9 - TREES ATC on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Hi Di! Love the snowy trees... The texture and depth added with the snow was perfect! I'm sorry though, it does look like it brought a lot of snow to you Massachusetters. Unless, being at the Cape, you did not get much (fingers crossed) :-) No offense, but I am glad I do not live in Wayland anymore... it's been in the 80's here this week. Thanks for the great Trees!! My Woodland Menagerie page will love it!!
Response: Thank you, my friend, for the compliment! No snow anywhere in MA yet, temps in the low 70s the last few days. Will enjoy before the inevitable snow. Thank you for the heart.
PaperPassion rated for Postcard with Cat and Wings on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your very creative postcard.Great job.
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it & thank you for the heart
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #37 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Hi Dianne, Nice ATC & thank you for the extra little goodies=)
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked the extras. Thank you for the heart.
willowh rated for PA: Autumn Pick 2 PC on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Love love love! The little apples with bites made me smile! Thank you!
9O96O rated for Handmade Postcard #1 - International on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: What a charming and cozy handpainted apple basket scene. You're write-up is cozy too. I too have gone apple picking this year - Macs and Ginger Golds. Thank you so much for making this for me Poeprincess.
Response: Glad you liked it! So much inspiration in the autumn season! Thank you for the heart.
sunshinesuperman rated for USA: Face Time-Oct on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard. You did a fabulous job on him. I also love fall and glad the heat is almost behind us. I need to live in a place that has fall for at least 6 months of the year! Hugs, Mona
Response: Thank you for your encouraging comments! I totally agree w/you about being in a place that has at least 6 mo. of autumn! Thank you for the heart.
mcorbus rated for Index Card with Two Inchies on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: I love the index card, so much detail. Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for the compliment & the heart! Love these Skinnies.
penpallingfool rated for ATC a water creature. on Oct 13, 2020
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart!
CookieMomster78 rated for PA: Burlap, Buttons & A Word on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: This is beautiful, Di! Thank you very much for making me another lovely postcard to display in my office! 😁 Yours are always favorites! 😊
Response: Thanks for the compliment, my friend. I love swapping with you and joining your swaps. Thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

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djcamp04 on Sep 7, 2020:

💕thanks for well Wishes! 💕 I am feeling so much better!!

Gobarb on Jun 8, 2020:

I can't thank you enough for sending me the ATC coin blanks! It was so sweet of you. These should tide me over until I get my machine running again and when I can figure it out how to use it (again)! 😉 You are a great friend! 😘

Gobarb on May 10, 2020:

Good luck with the chemo treatments. I hope they are not too bad and that they work! Thinking and praying for you. I see my oncologist at the cancer center on Tues. the 12th. Interested to see if he wants me to start chemo yet. 🤗

yvonne401 on Dec 22, 2019:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

hibiscus on Oct 11, 2019:

thank you for the most amazing and inspiring zetti… great technique...

Aladyjackson on Mar 27, 2019:

👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑🤟🏾🤟🏾🤟🏾🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️ Thanks for commenting on my profile page! And thanks for accepting my friend request too💁🏾‍♀️ I have been taking a short break from swapping but I will be back soon! I will look you up for a swap! Glad to know you!! Big hugs!!🤗🤗🤩🤪

ladydy5 on Jun 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday today. Just noticed that. Enjyed your twinchie very much.

jukejan on May 28, 2018:

Thanks for joining Oceana Spirit swap. It's great to read your profile and see Nancy Griffiths and the Wyeths represented in your likes. I love Jamie Wyeth's the Buoy Tree which I saw in Camden, Maine. I want to paint my own version from my buoy tree.

Poeprincess on Mar 28, 2018:

My head is hanging low because I was rated a 1 for the Art Deco swap by my partner. I have never been rated less than a 5, so you can imagine my shock. I had no explanation why it was given, so I sent her a msg. Come to find out, she never received it even though it was sent early. Although I would have appreciated a "heads up" before the rating, I am so happy it is something easily corrected. I have made a duplicate and will have it in the mail ASAP. Please, all, before you give a 1 rating alert your partner so they have a chance to rectify the situation and retain their previous ratings. This can affect their group memberships, joining swaps & good name. Swap-bot is my life and creative haven, so thank you all for your faith in me.

dobie256 on Dec 30, 2017:

Keb Mo' is fab! Enjoyed reading your profile. :)

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