Swap-bot Time: November 12, 2018 10:39 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: November 10, 2018

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Many of you here have swapped with this talented lady, @cmdunderground What you might not know about her is that she has struggled for years to be free of an abusive husband. If you feel, as I do, that she deserves our support, please share her GoFundMe account on your social media sites. And if you feel so inclined, please help by donating to her fund. Thank you all♥ MovingOn**

Edited to add: Sharing Cassie's message on social media is like throwing a rock into a lake. The ripples move outward from the center in ever-widening rings. You never know how far they will travel, or who they will reach! Sharing that link only takes a one-second click of the mouse. No effort at all, no cost. Please. Share.

Here is the link for the book I wrote: Seventy Times Seven

Hello, it's me!

Here is who I am, all in living color! Pinterest I'd have put it at the top where it belongs, but it won't post up there!

I'm a 64-year-old Christian woman, love country living, and I'm a hard-core bookworm! I collect antique books (esp old Bibles). My oldest Bible was printed in 1883.

I love old things, and still have my old stamp collection that Dad helped me start when I was a kid.

I can't sing worth a nickle, but I love music.

I like to feed the birds and wildlife around our home.

We have a beautiful black Labrador who is too smart for his (our!) own good!

I've been married to my sweetheart for 5+ years. We had both lost our previous spouses to death. We enjoy traveling, and have cruised to The Bahamas, Mexico, and have gone to Hawaii several times. Hawaii is always nice:)

I like good clean jokes, meeting new people, vintage cars, snow, the beach, and chocolate.

I've recently discovered that I love sea salt and caramel!

My favorite color is purple, but I also like pink, green, red...really, anything but orange and brown.

Things I dislike are anything to do with horoscopes, homosexuality, the devil, skulls, death, psychic stuff, Halloween.

I'll never join any swaps for lotions, bubble bath and the like, because I'm very allergic to all of it.

What is the appeal of kale? I see so many articles about how great kale is. Kale is nasty!

Favorite Music

Adele, Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, 50's hits Phillip Phillips--I could listen to his song "Home" all day long! I also like The Righteous Brothers, Patsy Cline, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams SR, not JR! Randy Travis, awesome singer.

When I was 15, I had plans to marry Neil Diamond, but he never asked! Shy, I guess.

I like the sound of Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Train.

If you want to hear an incredible version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, look up Etta James and get her to sing it for you. Guaranteed to thrill your soul♥

Favorite Television

Love all the old Murder, She Wrote shows, as well as McGyver. Enjoy the X Factor and American Idol. That's about it for TV. I'm not much of a TV watcher. Well, also love all of the old MASH shows! They were great! In the Heat of the Night was really good, too.

Favorite Books

I'll buy anything by Debbie Macomber; she is a consistently fabulous writer! I like all the Sue Grafton mysteries. In fact, I have every one that she's written! I've recently got hooked on the Spencer Quinn mysteries. They're written from the perspective of the dog, and they are really, really good! Francine Rivers is an excellent author. I also like Max Lucado, Robin McGraw

Two books that I have read multiple times, and loved them each time, are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Celia Garth.

I love words!

Words fascinate me! I will play any word game that you can come up with! I'll even play Scrabble with myself. I am also a published writer. I belong to WordWeavers Portland East Writing group.

About Me

Here are some of the things that I love:

Old letters from estate sales, old written postcards, stamps, old books, especially old Bibles. Vintage magazines. If it is old and smelly, I'll love it, lol! Just don't send me your great-uncle Jack!

blank card stock in neutral colors

Bitten by the Bug!

I've been bitten by that washi bug! I managed to escape it for a long time, but it got me after all. I don't yet have a lot to swap, but I've a feeling that will change soon! I'm specifically looking for vintage looks, typewriters, cameras, books, writing, word themed tapes. But I also like feathers, flowers, animals, the ocean/beach, vintage kitchen tools, birds, Black Labradors, and purple polka dots♥

Tea For Two?

I like tea; there are not many I dislike. Green tea does nothing for me. Yes I know it's supposed to be good for me, but so is kale, and you all know how I feel about that!

In my tea canister, there is Constant Comment, Earl Grey Double Bergamot, Ginger Peach, Raspberry, and Mint. Fruity, minty, or spicy, that's what I like.


Artistic rated for WW: This Month, I want to... on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Good use of simile in your writing with solid and evocative descriptions. Enjoyed the poem! So true! Are Chico and the blind Lab real? Thanks for sharing your month and your work.
Response: Thank you for this great rating, Felicia. Yes, Beau and Chico are real, and the incident in the story happened as well. That was a rough time, and I thought looking for the funny side of it might help me get through it easier.
mejulia rated for O50&P/ The History of You and Me on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the interesting letter. I really enjoyed reading it.
milamilamura rated for FS: A Day With Me #2 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Dear Tere, how fun it was to spend the day with you! At one point I was thinking about asking if I could just move in with you haha because your days looks like a lot of fun and I just fell in love with the place you live in. You are great at describing things btw! Congrats on winning the photography award, both of your cards are gorgeous, I'll keep them to use on a journal, there's no way I could give them to someone else. You are a great photographer and I had no idea about Pixoto but I'll definitely check it out. How funny that you have two coffee makers but loved it! We also have Wendy's here, I'll see if I can find anything veggie and give the place a try. And I'm tempted to make tomato sauce because it's so good, I'm so jealous about your homegrown tomatoes actually! The people at my PO know me too and I love visiting them because they're so nice, and also love Dateline and AGT (hated the same magician you hate haha, did you know she's the winner of Asia's Got Talent from last year? So crazy!). Thanks for sharing your new ribbons with me, they're beautiful!! Have a great weekend and happy fall!!
Response: Wow, thank you for such a beautiful rating! I'm glad you were pleased with what I sent♥
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, the picture is beautiful! I'm so glad we have so much in common :)
Comment: The imagery in your poem was so vivid! I will enjoy the teas. Thank you for the lovely envelope and for hosting.
manachai rated for Write On: Letter swap #1 Int'l on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Received your resend, thanks! Your life sounds so interesting! I'd love to travel across America in a camper. It would be so interesting, and like something out of a book!
Response: Cheryl, thank you for your patience, and thank you for rating. I'm sorry the first went wandering!
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Autumn Paper Quilt Card on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Great job on the Autumn herringbone patterned card. I also enjoyed your note, along with pretty paper bookmark and verses with the fancy corner punches (or scissors?) I used to have them, but now think I may need to find them again now that I'm getting back into making lots of cards.
systemka rated for Mail from all over the world on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Hello dear Tere I am so pleased to receive your envelope! Your story about traveling with your fur companion seems to be funny😊 Thank you very much for the card, the postcard, stickers and washi tape samples! So lots of them! Great!!! It deserves an additional heart) Have nice time😘
TamiHope rated for CF: Autumn Paper Quilt Card on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: Beautiful quilt card, Tere! And I love all your layers. Thank you for such a pretty card!
roosje rated for Mail from all over the world on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Hi Tere, I really enjoyed receiving mail from you! I love the card you made and your nice note is lovely too. Thank you for all the fun extras as well!
mejulia rated for Best Day Ever: A Postcard Journal on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards and motes.
susieq40 rated for Yard Sale Surprise/September on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you Tere, I know there will be something to use in the book, thanks for it... Thanks for being my partner. Ttyrs
Comment: Lovely ornaments Tere~ Gives me some ideas to make mine better~ Thanks so much! Such a pretty card and nice note too!
clutterfree rated for CF - Daily Devotions PC on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Tere...I love this beautiful PC of your Oregon mountains reflecting on the serene water!! Yes God is the most amazing creative, artist in all of nature and those around us that He has fearfully and wonderfully made...(love that He shows a side of humor in so many things of beauty as well!!) I marvel at the beauty of that same star studded sky early in the morning when I'm getting my grands on the bus for school...my 5 year old grandson thinks that sliver moon is Grandma's toe nail...LOL Enjoy His GLORY!!!! Charlene
Comment: Thank you for my very bright pink envelope! And for the cute way you made your list!! I will sure enjoy using the pink/purple washi and appreciate it. Thank you!! (Puppy feet was one I hadn’t thought of that sure gave me a smile!
zoev1975 rated for NewbieHelpers/Sew What? on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my tissue holder! It's brilliant!
ellie rated for Handmade Autumn Postcard #2 on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Great photo. I love fall.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Blind Washi Tape Swap on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: What fun to get lovely washi from you in my mailbox. :) September is very close and yes my thoughts are turning to our next visit and shopping trip!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Yard Sale Surprise/August on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: I love this book, and the cover describes me. No Chanel or fancy perfume. I smell like ben gay! I'll enjoy the chuckles I'll receive from reading this book.
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful card, scripture, and envie of goodness. I love your scripture cards, will be used in projects I have planned. Big THANKS!

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wombatlady on Oct 4, 2018:

Glad the RAK arrived safely and you liked it!

lvpoohbr2 on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely card from the Christian Friends group! Yellow is my second favorite color and pink is my first. It definitely made me smile!! I’m so excited to be a part of this positive group. Ü

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AmookIslandCreations on Aug 1, 2018:

Hi! Yes, I have been to earthquake park a lot. Did they have the Coastal Trail built when you were here? You can walk all the way from downtown to Earthquake Park, on a wide paved one lane road. Even though it has been over 50 years, the landscape is still just as tortured and you can still see broken buildings at Portage. I have a bunch of books about it. They even built an IMAX where you can feel the seats move with the power of the earthquake, while they show you pics of it. You have to set everything down, on the floor, so you don't hurt yourself, while the trembler is going on. Even though I was sitting in a comfortable chair, it is still quite the experience. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

LindaW on Jul 26, 2018:

Thank you for remembering my birthday!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 7, 2018:

Thank you for the octopus cards. They are super cute. It was so nice of you to think of me.

LadyJo on Jun 29, 2018:

Beautiful Washi Ornaments you sent me! Thank you so much! They are really nice! Thank you for sharing!

glennasgarden on Jun 21, 2018:


Bucket on Jun 8, 2018:

Thanks, it's good to be back! Yes, that's definitely one of my favorite books. :)

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