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Last Online: January 9, 2016

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm 55, married to a great guy, a mom and a grandmother of one adorable 6 year old boy and one super cute 3 year old little girl!.

Most people would tell you that I'm generally a nice person. However, I will not be bullied by anyone. I will not engage in any drama. I'm too old for childish games. All I want from this site is to allow my creative side to shine and enjoy myself. I have no hidden agendas.

I live in a busy town in Northern Virginia, very close to Washington, DC. I've lived in this area for most of my life. I love this being close to DC for all it offers, like the Smithsonian Museums, Monuments, and other historical things.

I have a 9 year old Yorkie named Ginger. She's an amazing companion. I also have a 6 year old Pacific Parrotlet named Pekoe. He's a beautiful light blue color.


Pekoe The Parrotlet

Some of my Favorite Things....

I'm really easy to please and like most things. I love handmade things because they come from the heart.

Although I like all colors, my favorite colors are:

  • Browns, Tans and Cream
  • Hunter Green
  • Sage Green

Other Randomness about me....

  • I am a chocoholic. I've never met a chocolate I didn't like!

  • I love birds and bird houses, flowers, tea cups and teapots!

  • Mary Engelbriet rocks my socks! I think she's awesome!

  • Notecards, writing paper, cool pens are always tops on my favorites list!

  • I love Yorkies and Chihuahaus!

  • Anything from Paper Source! I love this store and am so happy to have one close to my house! (www.paper-source.com) Oh....the temptation!!

  • I love Polka Dots!

  • Flowers are LOVE! Violets, lilies, tulips and daisies are my favorites.

  • Sock Monkeys make me smile!

  • I enjoy embroidering with my sewing machine, but in all actuality, I don't sew very well at all.

  • I prefer Fall, Winter and Spring over Summer.

  • I'm a country girl at heart, but I'm stuck in the city. Hopefully someday, I'll move.

  • WVU is my Alma Mater! Let's Go Mountaineers! Woo hoo!

  • Dottee Dolls are awesome-sauce!

  • I dream of visiting Ireland and Alaska.

Favorite Music

My iPod playlist includes music from

  • John Denver
  • Lionel Ritchie
  • Leo Kotke
  • Evanescence
  • Loreena McKennitt
  • Celtic Woman
  • Queen
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Chicago
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Faith Hill
  • David Garrett

Favorite Books

Right now, my favorites are the books of the Cedar Cove Series by Debbie Macomber. I also like the occasional sappy (not smutty) or historical romance.

I've been known to pour through cookbooks and DIY craft books, too.

Favorite Movies

  • Stargate: Children of the Gods,
  • Stargate: Continuum,
  • Stargate: Ark of Truth


  • Lion King
  • Little Mermaid
  • Big Hero 6
  • Cars
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Princess Diaries1 & 2
  • Enchanted
  • Princess and the Frog
  • Tangled
  • Frozen


  • Past the Bleachers
  • Through the Eyes of a Killer
  • Firehouse
  • Pandora's Box
  • Rio
  • EverAfter
  • Ella Enchanted

Favorite Actor: Richard Dean Anderson, James Spader

Favorite Actress: Anne Hathaway, Rose McIver

Favorite Television

  • MacGyver
  • Stargate
  • Star Trek ~ Original Series
  • Star Trek ~ The Next Generation
  • Family Matters
  • The Flash
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
  • iZombie
  • The Blacklist

  • Handy Manny is my guilty pleasure. I totally love this show! I just love it because it gives kids a positive way of solving problems.

Favorite Crafts

I am not doing much crafting these days, but I am crocheting like a fiend. Most of my blankets are given away as gifts or are donated to various charities.

I enjoy rubber stamping and scrap booking, too, but admittedly, I'm not very good at either.

Another 'craft' that I enjoy is pen-palling. I love writing letters and getting to know new friends via snail mail!

  • Letter Writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. ~ Lord Byron

Many thanks to @starwatcher for sending this wonderful quote to me!

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Things I Owe

Profile updated 05/09/15


bluerose3 rated for Christmas Lucky Parcel on Nov 28, 2012
Comment: Thank you :) Love everything you sent. Especially the Light up necklace, peppermint bark and stamps. Happy Holidays!
harleygirl rated for Crafty Lucky Parcel on May 23, 2012
Comment: Very nice swap, thank you. The box you put it all in is so pretty, and of course, you included WAY more contents than you needed to. :) Love it all--thanks! :)
bluerose3 rated for Easter Lucky Parcel on Feb 28, 2012
Comment: Awesome parcel! Thank you! :)
Rhondalea6 rated for 10 Christmas Cards #4 on Jan 25, 2012
Response: Thank you for ruining a 5 year perfect rating. I appreciate your kindness so much. Since you didn't bother to contact me before you ever so kindly rated, I didn't have a chance to resend. Again... thank you so much for being such a kind and compassionate person. I would offer to resend, but since the holidays are over, there is no point. Enjoy your time at swapbot and once again, thank you for ruining my perfect rating.
craftylove rated for christmas cards sawp on Jan 9, 2012
Comment: thankyou
LuciansMommy rated for christmas cards sawp on Jan 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the holiday card! The envelope says resend, so I guess the first one isn't going to make it. Thanks for sending again. Wishing you a wonderful new year! ^♥^
krisaustinsofia rated for christmas cards sawp on Jan 1, 2012
Comment: Love the card. Thanks so much :)
Comment: thank you for re-sending Robin. it was certainly worth it-beautiful card. the other one still has not arrived-maybe it took a side trip. happy new year
Comment: You are going to laugh, they both came today! So now I owe a card in return. But I must beg a couple days as this weekend is sacred to me. But in the new year I shall return the joy to you! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the nice card.
Comment: I like the Coke Christmas card
eveyinorbit rated for 12 Holiday Cards For Me! 2011 on Dec 25, 2011
Comment: thank you for the lovely card. hope you had a great holiday!
Treksek rated for christmas cards sawp on Dec 23, 2011
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
8catlover rated for ALL Holiday Card Swap USA on Dec 18, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the nice card! Happy Holidays!!!
cynaemon rated for 12 Holiday Cards For Me! 2011 on Dec 15, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the cute snowman card. Merry christmas
hundrie rated for Christmas card scavenger hunt--Santa on Dec 15, 2011
Comment: thanks and a merry christmas to you
Comment: You are such a scary stalker! :P
Response: You know I am!

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cbpoole on Apr 14, 2013:

I was looking through old swaps, and one of the best ones ever was "Snark, Snark... Double Snark!" journal and the "Stalker" journal. Wayyyy too funny, I need to pull these out and re-read them!!

cbpoole on Mar 30, 2013:

I just came back about a week ago and decided to do a few swaps. :) Wasn't sure if you still swapped on here or not! :D We had some good ones!

cbpoole on Mar 25, 2013:

BOO! Wasn't sure if you still came on here, so just thought I would say HI!

CaseyErin on Mar 22, 2012:

Thanks for your letter! Will write soon. Hugs, Casey

harleygirl on Feb 2, 2012:

Aw, I can't believe you got a 1!!! That's crazy! I'm sorry. :(

paperbutterflywings on Mar 16, 2011:

Hi, Received your Int Penpals Tag swap today. They're all lovely! Thank you very much =) xxx

proudmama on Dec 24, 2010:

Merry Christmas!!

Vanillacreamteas on Dec 16, 2010:

Im so sorry hunnny bee! They were sent late yes i know TT^TT I dont know why they havent arrived they might be late because of xmas post? x

cobaltgypsy on Nov 23, 2010:

Emkay on Nov 11, 2010:

Hi Robin, I've send you an email. Marion

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