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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: August 9, 1957
Country: United States

About Me

I am a wife, a mum of 7 (5 daughters & 2 sons ranging in age from 40 yrs old - 20 yrs old .. all who were homeschooled), as well as a gramma of 11(7 girls & 4boys ranging in age from 21yrs old - 3 months old .... and #12 to arrive early Feb 2018) 💕

I live in Western Pennsylvania about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.

I love to sew which is a good thing since it is what I do just about every day as I am a costumer with 2 local children's theaters/acting schools and I sew Early Frontier ( 1790 - 1840) reenactment clothing for a local company's inventory and orders.

Some of my kids and I also dress in costumes that we create and go to Renaissance festivals as often as we can. We've been going to the one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over 15 years and in the past few years have been to the St. Louis Ren Faire and the Great Lakes Medieval Faire in Ohio. My profile picture was taken at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.

In the past few years, my 18 yr old daughter has been bitten by the Cosplay Comic Con bug. (Cosplay is when you dress as characters from books, movies and tv shows and go to conventions. We make her costumes together which has been a fun mother/daughter bonding time :) ) and last year my 25 yr old son joined in on the fun.

I am also an avid reader - mainly historical fiction and journals/diaries but I also love to read fantasy ( Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter etc).

My favorite season is the Fall but I also love winter especially when it snows at night. Its so magical.

I love the night sky. LOVE watching meteor showers and enjoying the Moon.

I love history - I love reading and learning about the Westward Expansion.

I am also the family genealogist.

I love maps and always have as far back as I can remember! :) I have maps hanging up in my house - okay so they are maps of Middle Earth, Narnia, and a whimsical map of Olde London :) Give me a book with a map in the front and I am in my glory!

I love writing and receiving letters & postcards .

I am a tea drinker and have started trying new flavors ( in bags - I haven't ventured over to the loose tea side yet!) but I must confess I am not crazy about Rooibos teas so please don't send any with that flavor .

I have an eclectic taste in music - it all depends on my mood. I listen to Loreena McKennitt, Blackmore's Night, Birdy, Helen Jane Long ( contemporary pianist), Secret Garden, Gaelic Storm, musicals and soundtracks. And sometimes I revisit the early 70's and listen to the groups I listened to in high school - Steppenwolf, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Melanie.

TV shows: Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint, Cold Case , Downton Abbey, Firefly, Merlin (BBC), Robin Hood (BBC) and currently watching Legend of the Seeker with my 25 year old son :)

Ratings

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Comment: Great winter magpie journal! I loved the variety of different pages. The snow man marshmellow with candy corn nose cracked me up. Thanks for the Canadian post cards. A very nice swap and letter to go with the book!
Response: You’re welcome - I’m glad you liked it 😊 I have really enjoyed the ones I have gotten too. It’s fun seeing what others put in their journals.
Neenie rated for New Year 2018 Pen Pal on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your letter and for the goodies tucked inside! Letter going out to you today. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Happy Swapping! 📬📬📬📬📬📬📬📬📬
Response: Looking forward to your letter 😊
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Comment: THANK YOU for a very sweet letter! It made my day!!!!
AbbyM rated for Just to Say Hello on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: Great communication, loved the card, thanks!
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Comment: I've always wanted to go to a comic con! Maybe next year :)
gmasusie rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #16 on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: I love reading about all your grandma names. Thanks for sharing.
nolagirl rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #16 on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the note! The nutcracker village sounds amazing. I would love to see it one day!
Madameabi rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #16 on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Hi Paula! So fun that we got up send to each other. Thank you for the very sweet card. I had to look up where Saipan was, very exciting! Enjoy your new kitten! We have 3 cats. We tie the tree back to the wall with fishing line and only put soft ornaments at the bottom of the tree. Good luck!
Lablauri57 rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #16 on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card and note. Have to check back with you March 2019for our New Zealand trip!
amber806 rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 14, 2017
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armadillogal rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty card.
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Comment: Loved the magpie journal you did great hope your daughter is recovering quickly! 💕love that your daughter and family are missionaries! I am also myself currently home in the USA but that’s so amazing and thanks for the birthday card I love cupcakes 😘
Response: I’m glad you liked it - I loved the one I got 😊
tangerine rated for Quick Letter! #7 on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your letter and the thoughtful extras! I really enjoyed reading about your day, I hope you get a break from the rain soon!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it all. 😊
anotherfairytale rated for Quick and Colorful #1 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: let me just start off by saying you rock!! I love the Alice paper {thank you ^p^/ } I have never been to comic con but I would totally love to go to one day.
Response: Thank you 😊. I’m glad you liked the Alice paper. I thought it was cute. Yes, definitely check out a Comic Con if you get the chance!
jaimierandolph rated for Notebook Paper Letter # 8 on Nov 5, 2017
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Comment: I always love getting letters from you! My birthday weekend is awesome - My husband and my son got together and whisk me off to Galveston, Texas... (unexpected and unplanned) My son is in the Air Force and is stationed in England I hadn't seen him in 15 months!!! Thank you so much for the letter!
Response: That is awesome about your surprise mini vacation AND seeing/spending time with your son! 😊
j3ss1ca rated for Letter Swap #1 on Oct 30, 2017
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Response: Thank you!
j3ss1ca rated for Letter and a Goodie on Oct 30, 2017
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Response: Thank you!
uhohbabyos rated for Enjoying Autumn ~ USA/CANADA on Oct 23, 2017
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Comment: Omg loved the leaves in these. Also loved the letter and pumpkin pie cake. Am totally going to maybe make this for thanksgiving. Such a super pretty letter and items. Would love to swap again with you.
Response: I’m so glad you liked everything 😊
GrannysNamesake rated for Letter swap #33 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: You are such an active person with so many interests, that I imagine, you had no problem writing this letter. My Morning Glories are, still, in full bloom as we have a long growing season. Besides having several wind chimes in my backyard, I have solar powered rainbow makers and solar powered lights gracing the yard. I enjoy watching wildlife, but, we don't have bears in our parks. My husband is from a small town 30 miles east of Pittsburgh and he talks of the Indian Summer. Your colorful letter is very nice. I hope your brother is doing OK now that he's back with family. Plano, TX is a long way from PA. This spring, I'm counting on having Morning Glories and Moonflowers, thank you.
Response: Glad you enjoyed my ramblings 😊 I've never heard of a solar powered rainbow maker - will be looking that up. 😊
GrannysNamesake rated for Letter Swap #34 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter on such cute stationery. You really do a lot of sewing which I don't hear much about any more. Seems it's becoming a lost art. The washi tape sample is awesome and the tiny card is fabulous and so unusual, thank you.
Response: Thank you 😊 Glad you enjoyed the letter and washi tape

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Comments

jaimierandolph on Sep 30, 2017:

Profile Check for:Letter swap #33 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy it and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jaimierandolph on Jan 31, 2017:

Paula, I received your card today! Thank you so much for writing back to me! I'll be getting you a letter out sometime before Feb. 10th.

P.s. I don't know how you knew but I love those bears on the card!

Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

FeltPrincess on Mar 5, 2016:

Thank you so much for your note :) I'm glad that you enjoyed the book so much! I will be having that teabag some time soon.

biasbabe on Jan 16, 2016:

Hello there, We live about a hour away from Pittsburgh. My daughter is a Floor supervisor and her hubby is a dealer at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and have to travel that each day. I live right beside the Ohio river near Wheeling, WV. Have a awesome day.

Kathy821 on Aug 11, 2015:


Welcome to Swap-Bot. I hope you enjoy every minute of it. Happy Swapping!

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