Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2017 4:22 am


Date Joined: January 26, 2012
Last Online: October 22, 2017
Birthday: March 23
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

Mug Rugs
Mini Albums
Mail Art
Collecting Post Cards..... Would LOVE to get a postcard that has a RED British phone booth in the picture!! (Many thanks to all who have been sending me postcards!!)


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.....


January rated for USAPC: Tag A Month - November Theme on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks - pretty tag to add to the collection! And thanks for the smash pad - it will definitely be used.
Shellyr rated for USA ATC Swaps:TAN Background ATC on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Lovely pc and thanks for the extras.
Comment: lovely as always
Comment: I love the tag and the 3-D sticker. Oh, yes I have a great use for it. I always love getting these tag, thank you for hosting such a great swap of tags, please continue in 2018 too.
vlhafer54 rated for QnT Themed Mug Rug series #2 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Love the mug rug! Cassettes - where did they go?
vlhafer54 rated for A.Q. Mystery Fabric Swap (US Only) on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Love the bag! Thank you
Comment: Thank you very much I am sure I will love whatever is in the package.
Comment: Very pretty blocks. Thank you.
Comment: Beautiful autumn leaf journal page waiting for me when I got home!! Love to receive happy, creative mail! Thank you so much, Barb!
Comment: Loved the squares.
orneryswife rated for UHM: Mail Art and Surprise on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: This envelope is incredible! I'll be putting it in my mail art junk journal! Thanks for the washi tape, too! 😘
Comment: Thanks so much for the zippered bag. I love the pink fabrics and the tiny rick-rack. I appreciate the extra fabaric too. Sorry for the late rate.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap.
Pandd rated for GAA: Autumn Colors ATC on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Very creative. Love your autumn colors. Thank you for a wonderful swap. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
Comment: I like the Christmas block, and I love the fabric with the word America showing. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much - love the fabrics in it. It was in the PO Box this morning. I think the storm made some of the mail get waylaid.
Comment: Great fall card! Thanks so much. And thanks for the extra cards.
perkl8r rated for AQ: Fall Themed Mug Rug ~ USA on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you Barb. I like the orange fabric, don't recall seeing that at either of the 2 shops that get my fabric money.
perkl8r rated for QnT Themed Mug Rug series #1 on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: tooooooo cute, love this fabric, never seen it before. Thank you Barb for the extra piece as well.

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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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