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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: July 17, 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

mothermarge rated for Over 50s Pen Pal Letter Swap on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your lovely letter it really made my day! I would love to write back to you!
Abbyla rated for Over 50s Pen Pal Letter Swap on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your newsy letter! I wrote back to you!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute envelope - even the Mister Rogers stamp is red, white and blue. We had a pretty quiet 4th with a nice dinner to celebrate. I'll be using the air mail style note card soon!
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Comment: thanks for the card, happy 4th to you!
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Comment: Thank you for the Penn PC. Very creative User Name. Happy Swapping:-)
DaiziDruke rated for CALG: Quick Postcard swap on Jun 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun and interesting pc! I agree, it was difficult to just blindly pick a pc and send it on it’s way. I, too, am working my way through the BBC crime shows, lol! Less gory and much better storylines. 😊
Response: 😊
Lorellie rated for CALG: postcard pen pals 1 on Jun 21, 2018
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Comment: What a great card! I’m looking forward to replying & will do so ASAP :)
Response: I love those postcards! Looking forward to hearing from you 😊
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter! I adore the geranium fairy pc and the Oscar Wilde quote! Brilliant! I was smiling before I even opened the envelope. I loved the tie-in theme of "postal service" with the air mail stamp, the letter carrier stickers and the post office sticker. I love it!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I really enjoyed this swap - thank you for hosting it! My Snail Mail Camper letter is going out in tomorrow’s mail 😊
CAMILES rated for CALG: postcard pen pals 1 on Jun 10, 2018
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Comment: I got it, nice letter.
Nurse101 rated for What are you reading right now? #7 on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: Your book sounds good thanks for the PC
Zefaniya rated for What are you reading right now? #7 on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Thanks for the book rec 😊
jeepermom rated for Historical PC Fun on Jun 4, 2018
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Comment: Love the card! I have not watched Hell on Wheels but have seen it on Netflix...might have to check it out. Thank you!
Response: I love those cards too! Don’t get many opportunities to use them since I don’t know many other sewers 😊 Well I was just reading through responses and I see I wrote the wrong response under this swap!! Ha ha! Sorry! 😊
paolabear rated for You've Got Mail #3 on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the post card! I love it! :) :)
Response: Yeah! Glad you liked it 😊
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Comment: Thank You! I love the McCalls Pattern note card! Looking forward to chatting with you more soon!
Response: Thanks! Looking forward to hearing from you.
Wildchild rated for You've Got Mail #3 on May 28, 2018
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Response: Thank you!
ycuddles rated for You've Got Mail #3 on May 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the leafs! I didn't expect a gift like this and I totally loved them.
Response: I’m so glad you liked them 😊 I can’t believe how fast my letter got to you! 😊
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Comment: Paula - the journal arrived today and it's awesome! I can't wait to go page-by-page and look at all the amazing things you included. Thank you very much - and it's nice to meet another August birthday person - we totally rock!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! I had fun putting it together😊.
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Comment: Hi Paula! I really enjoyed reading your answers to the swap questions! You had me chuckle a couple of times! Thanks also for the vintage pcs, very sweet of you! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for joining the swap and letting me get to know you! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: What a fun letter from you! Thank you! I enjoyed reading your letter. How exciting to be able to not just see Melanie perform but get to chat with her too!! (I know a thing or two about chatting up musicians! LOL) And I had no idea about Pittsburgh being the City of Bridges nor it being the home of Night of the Living Dead filming! We'll have to visit that area sometime!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the letter. It’s been fun writing letters around different themes.

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Comments

angelgram on Mar 5, 2018:

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

Your letter was a delight to read and a day brightener and smile maker. Thank you for writing to me.

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

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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