Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2018 9:38 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: July 18, 2018

Country: United States

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Between today, July 11, and September 15, I have nine events and two week-long trips, so I'll be reducing the number of my swaps. I will be back in the fall to start hosting more swaps in the groups in which I am officer. And, of course, joining other swaps! All my travels should inspire me to come up with some fresh and interesting ideas for swaps, wouldn't you think?

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.


ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Washi Popsicles on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: My ever-so-creative friend. You have made me another beautiful card. I love your three mini popsicles!! For all your struggles, they came out so adorable! :)
LadyJo rated for Yard Sale Surprise for July on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Oh I love the journal you sent to me! I will love using this! I will remember you each time I see it too! Thank you so much! I hope you run this swap again because I like it!
JenniferJo rated for SWL ~ Summer Reading PC #6 on Jul 13, 2018
rarjones rated for CF: Paper Quilt Card (Herringbone) on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: very nice job on the card technique! I love the little butterfly too:) I will try that tea on my next "can't stay asleep night" which happens routinely for me. I hope your back gets better quickly but as long a you can't go full force enjoy the rest time:)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating, Rose! I realized after I'd sent it that I think I was supposed to put the strips right side up, not the other way! Thank you for your good wishes about my back. Hugs to you♥
LadyJo rated for CF- Fly Your Flag on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: I love the note cards! You make awesome looking cards! I love the washi tape!
Response: Thank you for your sweet compliments, Jo♥ I think they are so much fun. I appreciate the great rating. ♥
Comment: I LOVE them!!! The washi you used is beautiful! They will be perfect little swap cards! Thank you for hosting such a Blast from the Past!!!
Response: What fun they were! I should do that one again. Thank you for such a good rating♥
LadyJo rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Pen Pal Letter on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness what a hoot how you sent my letter! I just laughed and my daughter was like what! I can't wait to show my husband! LOL! I love your letter! Great washi tapes used! I think I will put your letter into protective sheets because it is a hoot too! It's also encouraging as well!
Response: I had to get creative with that packaging, Jo! The lady at the post office said, "Too bad your friend can't afford to buy waxed paper!" I'm glad you liked it, and especially glad it tickled your funny bone. Thank you so much for your good rating♥
LadyJo rated for Homesteading Booklist! on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great list of books! I enjoyed hearing what you thought of the books you read! Thank you too to the really neat Fall photo card!
Response: You're welcome, Jo, and thank you for rating so nicely♥
sabbysteg rated for The Power of Words on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Willow is such a nice word. :) It's soothing, kind of like willow's bark. This would be a neat handmade PC swap to put words that fascinate you on the face and decorate and explain why on flip side...
Response: Thank you, Sabrina, for the 5 and the heart. Yes, I like your idea for the pc swap. One of us should do that;)
Jolene1986 rated for Share YOUR sweet country life on Jul 2, 2018
LadyJo rated for FS: Tea and a cheery note! on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Very nice note card with the tea! I think it turned out lovely! Also, glad for the blackcurrant tea, this is a new one for me! Thank you so very much!
Response: You're welcome, sweetie! Thank you for rating me so nicely♥
clutterfree rated for Yard Sale Surprise for June on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Tere...THANK YOU for hosting these fun yard sale swaps!! I LOVE this mini journal treasure you found for me :) How amazing that you even had a heart shaped floral memo note to match it perfectly...as I always say to my kiddos..."gotta love it when a plan comes together!" Thanks so much friend! Hugs across the miles!...Charlene
Response: Yay, that's great, Charlene! Thank you for such a nice rating. Hugs back to you♥
anicka22 rated for FS: Book Lovers #1 on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark and the teas and your lovely note!
Response: Thank you, I'm really glad you like what I sent!
Mye rated for IWTS: Coordinating Washi Samples on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Hi Tere! Thank you for the cute flip flop card and lovely samples ❤ We have rainy season here now and I think it's a happy season 😉
Comment: I enjoyed going down memory lane. I loved The Little Engine That Could. My mom read that one too me a lot! Yes, I loved Nancy Drew as well! What a great swap! Thank you for the pretty card and the awesome extras!
Response: I'm glad you like it, Jo. Yes, Memory Lane is always a fun walk♥ Thanks for the good rating. Hugs!
LadyJo rated for CF: Predominantly [insert Color] on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pink, yellow, and lime green washi card! I love it! Thank you for the washi tape too! This deserves more than one heart, too!
Response: Yay, it got there! I'm glad you like it, Jo. Thank you♥
MisplacedfromPA rated for Homesteading Postcard! on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Yes, many homesteaders abandoned their dreams since it was such a rough lifestyle. You did a great job with capturing the soul of it on your picture.
Response: Thank you♥
BlueberryLady rated for CF: SUMMER 2018 SWAP on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Cute Card. and the Tea. Had to wait for the Card to dry out.. must have gotten the Down Pour Rain just as mail man put it in the mail box.. and thank you for the nice letter about upcoming events and travel for the Summer.. !!!
Response: I'm sorry it got soaked, Jean! Does your mailbox need a new roof? ;) Thank you for the good rating♥
ArtyBeth3 rated for IWTS: A Simple Washi Hello on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: You made and sent me another fun washi card featuring orange and yellow this time. I always love your notes.
Response: Thank you, Beth!
ArtyBeth3 rated for HM: A Simple Washi Hello on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: You come up with some of the best washi card designs! Thank you for the "beautiful day" wish in the front pocket (very clever). You crack me up about thinking I have all the washi designs ever made...LOL. It can't be true because believe it or not, I didn't have any of the tape designs you shared with me! ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart and the 5, Beth! I'm glad you didn't have those :)

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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. :)

smadronia on Jun 2, 2018:

Thank you for the bookmark from the Washi WOW! May WTA! I think it's one of the greatest uses of a thick washi I've seen in a while, and I love classic cars :)

hamolla22 on Jun 2, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wide vintage washi tape, nice selection ❤️

hamolla22 on May 25, 2018:

I loved reading your profile, giggled a bit and found myself in your favorite colors, duslikes, allergies to beauty items, word games, writting, love of vintage, even tea flavors!! I ‘m surprised ❤️

Shannoneke on May 23, 2018:

Thanks for joining The Sweet Country Life! I cackle-laughed at the great-uncle Jack comment in your profile! 😁

iamred on May 17, 2018:

thank you so much for the awesome washi samples for the WOW forum tag! ♥ i really liked them all alot!

LahDeeDah on May 10, 2018:

Hi Tere :-) It's good to see you! Thanks for stopping by. ♥

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