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ShireSeamstress

ShireSeamstress
Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: February 19, 2019
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 41 yrs old - 21 yrs old .. all who were homeschooled), as well as a gramma of 13 ( 8 girls & 5 boys - ranging in age from 22 years - 3 weeks).

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 18 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 21 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). Some of my favorites are Sharyn McCrumb’s Ballad series, S.K. Pellman’s Welsh Trilogy and Stephen Lawhead’s Robin Hood trilogy. Recently, I have joined a history mystery book club that meets once a month. The past two books we have read have been cozy mysteries.

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

Bookaunt rated for Bookworms & Pen Pals on Feb 11, 2019
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Comment: I am so sorry I just realized I forgot to rate you. I have enjoyed your letters and am looking forward to more
pynart2 rated for HAIKU POEM on Feb 11, 2019
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Comment: Loved your Haiku and letter. Thank you for your support, have a Great day. Will write back soon.
pynart2 rated for Kleenex Worthy on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Note and Book. I have read this and it is a real Kleenex worthy read. Thank you for your support. Happy reading.
pynart2 rated for Book Marks & Hot Drinks on Jan 16, 2019
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Comment: Loved your letter , hand made Book mark, and the Teas. Thank you so much. Will write soon.
bearnbabs rated for Dear Diary on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: Loved the mouse note card. Love Frank McCourt, but have not read his brothers books. I will definitely give them a try.We had 4" on Sunday 1/13/19 alot less than what they were calling for. I love snow too, so was disappointed.And the PC was just beautiful. It will bea nice addition to my blk & white collection. Thanks bunches. bearnbabs
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Comment: Oh I love how pretty and interesting each page is! You put so much work into this! Thank you so very much. I love the pretty butterfly card too. <3 <3 <3
Response: I’m so glad you liked it. I’ve really enjoyed making magpie journals.
LaylaD rated for CALG: 🍵 Teabag And A CARD🎄 on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: I loved the beautiful card you've sent me and the special Christmas tea! I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you :)
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
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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
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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!

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Comments

nytetears on Jan 2, 2019:

I got your penpal postcard today thank you so much for writing back. it sounds like you had a lovely and hectic Christmas. It sounds awesome!

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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