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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: December 12, 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

rmrascal rated for O50&P -Christmas Card Swap on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: The Prettiest card Ive seen ina long while Thank you. I liked your note and the fridays after 5 concerts also. :) Merry Christmas.
Eulegirl rated for Books, Letters and Mugs! on Nov 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mug and note and card and tea. This was a lovely package that made my day!
Response: Thank you - I’m glad you liked it. 😊
Eulegirl rated for Christmas Card on Nov 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the Christmas tea. So yummy!
Response: Glad you liked them. 😊
LauRad83 rated for CALG: postcard penpals 5 on Nov 28, 2018
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Comment: Hello Paula. Thank you for the beautiful fucshia fairy card 😊 came this morning and I enjoyed reading it. Will reply soon
Response: Glad you liked it. I love Cicely Mary Barker’s fairies. Looking forward to hearing from you.
KarenFife rated for CALG: 🍵 Teabag And A CARD🎄 on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: You KNEW I would LOVE this card and tea!! And you are so right!🐿☕️ ❤️❤️
Response: I was hoping you would get a kick out of that card! So glad you did! 😁
PrettyAlice rated for CALG: postcard penpals 5 on Nov 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely fairy postcard! I love it!
Response: I’m glad you liked it. I love those postcards 😊
bearnbabs rated for Christmas Card on Nov 23, 2018
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Comment: Recd your beautiful card and special tea. Thank you. May you have a wonderful Holiday Season. bearnbabs
Response: Glad you liked them - hope you also have a wonderful holiday with your family. 😊
MsBellaDonna rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the sparkly card and the kitty cat notecard! I hope you enjoy all the holidays!
Response: I’m glad you liked them. Hope you also have a wonderful holiday 😊
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Comment: Great card. Have a wonderful holiday.
Response: Thank you - and you also 😊
KarenFife rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card!! and a favorite Christmas tea!
Response: Glad you liked them 😊
jenidleman rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the tea! Happy Holidays! :)
Response: Glad you liked them 😊
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Response: Thank you!
spinweaver rated for O50&P/ The History of You and Me on Nov 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the quick resend, and I enjoyed your comments about the raccoons- you know them as pests, I know them as individual personalities, playful and so sweet, sucking on a bottle or eating yogurt and fruit cocktail from a little blue bowl.. I know their opinion of "appropriate behavior" differs from that of the humans around them :- D I fully accept that they are hunted. Thank you for allowing your attic coonies to leave on their own- most of my babies are the result of someone trapping the Mom and unknowingly leaving the babies behind.
Response: So glad this one made it to you! I was going to check in with you tomorrow if I didn’t hear anything. Thanks
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Comment: Paula, what a wonderful mini journal you created for me!!! I love the cover with the leaves and the newsprint behind them; and inside you've included all of my Fall favorites: the scarecrow, a pumpkin recipe, poetry and quotes, candy corn, and a whole page devoted to coffee! The Chrysanthemum festival sounds beautiful! I loved the creative way you made your Fall Bucket List, with the leaves, pumpkins and colors. And Santa holding the pumpkin and asking "Too soon?" was hilarious! Then there were the extras you included: the ribbons the honeybee tags, the comics, and the beautiful feathers!!! You put so much thought and consideration into this swap that it is one of my all time favorites and I wish I could give you hearts, stars, and unicorns for it! Thank you so much for such a great swap!
Response: Thanks Kathy for the kind words. I’m so glad you liked the journal. I think they are my favorite swaps to make and receive. I love to see what others come up with.
mellyrose89 rated for WHO'S WHO on Oct 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and extras! <3
Response: You’re welcome. It was a fun swap.
Hyshu rated for O50&P A postcard with a note on Oct 20, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Eulegirl rated for WORLD POST DAY on Oct 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the fun card! I love the writing desk.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the card (I LOVE pumpkin!!) and fun letter included. I would also like to thank you for the bookmark and the skeleton leaf!! What a wonderful mailbox trip I had today!!!.....
Response: I’m so glad you liked it all. 😊
bearnbabs rated for WORLD POST DAY on Sep 30, 2018
5
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Comment: We have black bears here in Va. too. Love the PC. and how you wrote in different colors.Fall is my favorite time of year too.. Thanks for sharing, even though your PC was to have been postmarked Oct 6th. Hope you have a wonderful FALL this sesaon. bearnbabs Recd your 2nd PC , that was very nice of you.
pynart2 rated for WORLD POST DAY on Sep 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Loved your post card. Classes went well thank you.

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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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