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Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: September 18, 2019

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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 65-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.


Tatiruth624 rated for CMF - Friendship Card on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Loved the photo on the front of the card. The card was very lovely.
Kokoxo rated for CMF: Autumn Greeting Card on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card. You're message inside was very heartwarming and i hope to see you in another swap very soon ~ xoxo P.S. I did the immune therapy and it worked great! I stopped halfway through, but during and for awhile after I was completely immune to cats and my other allergies :)
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Washi Hello #247 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I’m a bit tardy with this rating. Sorry about that! I love your washi card. You always step out of the box & make cool washi cards. I like how you made the washi bird a focal point. Thanks for catching me up on your life. Big hugs to you!
LadyJo rated for CF - Put a Scripture Verse on it on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful card with the Daisy photo! Thank you so very much! Nice swapping with you!
HappyDayMail rated for CF: Yard Sale-August on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: thanks bunches for the two vintage letters...what treasures! I appreciated your winter scene photo too...beautiful indeed. Always good to hear from you, Tere, and especially fun when we are swap partners :)
BlueberryLady rated for CF: Something Fabric Swap #2 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Yep Love the Fabric Book mark !! ! blue and crocheted lace.!!! ! You were my partner for the last Something Fabric Swap...I made Fabric Bookmarks for my partner too.
Comment: Your washi notecard is so beautiful! I really love it! Thank you very kindly!
glennasgarden rated for CF: Book Lover’s Day Swap on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Tere I love the post card you made. How very creative my friend! Lovely note too~Thanks so very much for joining my swap~
glennasgarden rated for CF: Paper Quilt Card w/Verse on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Tere it is so good to hear from you! I love both of the cards that you made. The butterfly one is amazing~ Thank you so much for two cards!
BlueberryLady rated for CF: Something Fabric Swap on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: What a Cute little Coaster/Mug rug... Wish I could wear Flip flops, haven't worn them in years...Thank you for the Drink mixes too, With the Hot weather we have had here and more to come I will really enjoy them with lots of Ice.. *received yesterday 7/8/2019*
Mimi7 rated for CF - Put a Butterfly on it on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Hi Tere, Thanks for a wonderful swap. Love the butterfly on the card!! LOve the flower on paper, I have been doing a lot with flowers lately and will love creating with this.Thanks for the wonderful washi tapes, I love the bird ones :) I can't wait to try the wonderful teas. Have you tried all these great teas??
Juniebird rated for CPG Handmade Postcard - US Only on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Very nice photo postcard. The "smiling" veggies made me smile too... Thanks so much!
lilmermaid rated for Handmade Earth Day Postcard on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the great pc!
LunaCass rated for NH ~ Fill 'Er Up Purple ~ USA on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: I absolutely love everything you sent! I was stunned at the beautiful packaging and you definitely went beyond, thank you so much! The handmade envelopes were just beautiful! It put a big smile on my face. :)
Response: That's great, I'm so glad you like everything. It was fun to put together. Thank you for the good rating♥
djcamp04 rated for Flower Card making on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Tere, this is a beautiful flower card!! The picture is gorgeous, I love the color of the flower, you take great pictures. Your note was so lovely, I enjoyed reading about your memorial garden for your mom, your favorite flowers & your future plans of flower planting. I want to continue planting irises every year because mom loved them so much & taught me the basics of raising them. Thank you for such a great swap (washi,too) ❤️
Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks and the heart! I'm so happy you liked the card♥
LadyJo rated for CF: Mail Art-Easter Greetings on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice Easter card and lovely teacup with tea! That is an adorable teacup pocket!
Response: Thank you, Jo! I'm so glad you like it♥
LadyJo rated for CF: Mail Art Ocean or Beach theme on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envie with matching notecard! I love the 3 d flip flops! So cute! Thank you for the shell stickers. Just got back from FL, so had a grand time at the beach!
Response: Yay for the beach ♥ I'm happy you like the goodies I sent :)
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♥

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abbyaguas on Sep 8, 2019:

Dear TereDiane54,

I just would like to thank you for praying for me some years ago, when there were terrible typhoons in the Philippines. I really felt your prayers for protection... and thank you for standing on the gap for me.

If there is something I can pray for you, let me know.

Writing this with gratitude,


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MSturgill87 on Apr 11, 2019:

Thank you for joining Card Craze! Please be on the lookout for an upcoming PM with directions on how to complete your membership to the group.

rarjones on Feb 23, 2019:

Happy Birthday to you!!! Many blessings on your special day:) Rose - CF Group

glennasgarden on Dec 25, 2018:


clutterfree on Dec 11, 2018:

A BIG thank you for my Christmas card and gift! Praying for you and Jerry through the holidays and may your New Year be filled with blessings of great JOY!! Hugs, Charlene

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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