Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2018 12:28 am


Date Joined: January 26, 2012
Last Online: October 11, 2018
Birthday: March 23
Country: United States

I've gone back to work - Part Time - Will be slowing down on swaps but will still remain active!

Favorite Crafts

Mug Rugs
Mail Art


Favorite Music

Music is a very important part of me!

Elvis (always and forever!)
CHER (ageless - timeless - beautiful!)
David London
Kevin Kern
Jimmy Durante (love his voice!)
Louis Armstrong
Alan Jackson
James Blunt
Norah Jones
Carrie Underwood
Travis Tritt
John Mayer
Jason Mraz
Jack Johnson
Michael Grimm
Gordon Lightfoot (So many timeless hits!)
Van Morrison
Jim Croce
John Denver
Mac Davis
Dr. Hook
Rod Stewart

Fav Authors/Books

ALL books by:
Mary HIggins Clark
Lisa Gardner
James Patterson
Harlan Coben
Tami Hoag
Kate Morton
Stephen King (his latest work)
The Hunger Games series

Favorite Movies

The Green Mile

Heaven Is For Real
Captain Phillips
Silence Of The Lambs
Bridgett Jones Diary
Steel Magnolias
Forest Gump
The Help
Gran Torino
You've Got Mail

Favorite Quote from a Movie "Everything will be alright in the end....so, if it's not alright, then it's not the end." (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

About Me

I live in a small town in Northern KY. I Love my hubby, kids, and my dog! Prefer spring and autumn. Enjoy flower gardening. We raise a few vegetables every year....always a challenge to stay ahead of the wildlife who wants to munch on the vegies before we get a chance to harvest any! Love my home, it's my haven. Favorite color is purple. I'm a retired school secretary and loving the alarm-free mornings (even though I still get up with the chickens!) I converted a bedroom into my craft room and I stay in there for hours on end listening to music and crafting! Always willing to try a new craft. My BFF got me into this swap-bot thing and now I'm addicted!!

I am an animal lover - all animals and birds - big, small, tame or wild.... God's creatures have a special place in my heart....

If you love watching wildlife I highly recommend going to www.explore.org ... They have cameras set up to watch animals LIVE! My favorite is the brown bears in Alaska during the summer and fall months catching wild salmon as they swim upstream! Check it out!

I love a good rain storm.....thunder and all! There is nothing that compares with the smell of rain...I LOVE IT. I am drawn to water like a bee is drawn to a flower....If there's a stream or waterfall, I'm there!

I like to recycle when possible...love to see things made out of something that might have been put out for trash!

I love my country...I am very proud to say that I am from the United States of America...
I love the sound of water. We have a few fountains inside and outside our home! I love going to Gatinburg, TN and setting up a video camera on a big rock in the middle of Little Pigeon river and letting it record the movement and sounds of the rushing water. I love the mountains. I feel like I "belong" there.
I love watching the night sky.....always looking for that rare UFO sighting!

Favorite Television

Chicago Fire
Chicago PD
Chicago Med
Blue Bloods
Gilmore Girls
Law and Order SVU
Big Bang Theory
Last Man Standing
This Is Us
Friday Night Lights (watched all 5 seasons on Netflix and absolutely LOVED IT!)

I Like

Favorite color is purple...but I do like most colors really.
Coffee - iced and hot.
Cappucino's, expresso, Latte's...if it has caffeine then I'm liking it!
Dark Chocolate!

Birds - Cardinals, Hummingbirds, Bluebirds, Gold Finch, Robins and OSPREY's!
DOGS - All dogs but especially Shih Tzu's
Washi Tape (I think I'm getting obsessed!!)
Fabric for quilting I love Batik Fabric!!
Quilt blocks that you don't want or need!
Pottery - hand made
Crossword Puzzles,
Anything for card making,
Stickers such as flowers, birds, butterflies, etc.
Pretty Memo Pads
Note Cards
Vintage Lace
Old newspaper/catalog ads
Green Bay Packers! Loved Bret Favre but like Aaron Rodgers too! AND Clay Matthews is the man!!

Don't Like

Juvenile Stickers
Creepy Crawly Things


Those who make negative comments on a swap that they have no intention of joining in the first place - so why comment at all???

My Pledge To You

I will always send out my swaps on time....If by chance I can not....I will contact you. ALSO, I will rate as soon as I receive.....


vlhafer54 rated for FF:Snowball Quilt Blocks (6) on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty squares.
Comment: Love the blocks and extras.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty blocks. I love the variety of prints and the different shades of green. Thanks too for the extra black and white pieces. It's nice to have a variety of fabrics.
Comment: Thank you, these are fun and ez to make.
Comment: Thanks for your blocks and thanks for including a couple of B&W pieces and for your note.
Comment: Thanks for the cute blocks. They will make a great addition to my quilt!
perkl8r rated for FF:Snowball Quilt Blocks (6) on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: so many blocks, thank you dear. I love everything
Comment: Love it all....especially love the steampunk fabric....I had a small piece of that at one time and didn't think to put it in an attic window thank you Barb!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful blocks & the extra strips - Yes, we are Hot and we were so Cold this last winter ….We need rain so bad Let's enjoy our Heat while we have it. :) :)
perkl8r rated for QnT: Snowball Quilt Blocks (6) on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Have I told you lately how much I love making these blocks? Thank you so much for doing this swap. If you want to do a private one with me anytime, please just let me know.
perkl8r rated for FF 2018 PERKY PINWHEELS on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: thank you dear for the lovely blocks.
Comment: I love everything you busy little bee you!
Comment: great as always
Comment: Thank you dear, these are very cute. I haven't seen some of these fabric before.
Comment: Your Postcard is absolutely beautiful. Thank You! I Love it!
vlhafer54 rated for QnT: Snowball Quilt Blocks (6) on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Love them - Thank you do much!
perkl8r rated for FF 2018 PERKY PINWHEELS on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you Barb, love them all!

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nicolekaay90 on Mar 25, 2018:

Thank you so much for the sweet birthday card Barb! <3 Happy Swapping! (:

Kellpepper on Feb 20, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful bookmarks! Kelli

Mugsie on Sep 3, 2017:

purple24 on Sep 2, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderfully wrapped package of warm and cozy socks and zentangle embroidery kit. I absolutely love it. I've been eyeballing that kit at the craft store for a while now. Now I have one. Thank you! Have a wonderful day.... USA Paper Crafts WTA

Mugsie on Aug 27, 2017:

It did but more damage then they thought. Doing well, now just a month in the sling and then therapy!

Bananers on Jul 18, 2017:

Thank you for a great Happy Mail Tag!

mummsie on Jun 18, 2017:

Oh boy did you ever make my day with your paper RAK. ALL the papers are gorgeous!! Thank you so very, very, much!

djcamp04 on Jun 10, 2017:

I have edited themed mini art page swap. Please check it out. Thanks

thisismeAXiD on Apr 23, 2017:

BarbieLou!!! I cannot believe we've never been partners before! I'm so excited to send you your swap for Fabric Fanatics. I almost kept it and made you something different because I like it so much. Even my husband thought it was cool! We also have a ton in common. I just keep adding things to you swap, lol. XO Meredith

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