Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2017 6:06 am


Date Joined: January 26, 2012
Last Online: August 15, 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)

My little buddy - Gideon!

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.....


Comment: Thank you for the nice Rug Mug....will use & enjoy... :)
Comment: love em thank you
perkl8r rated for QnT: Christmas in July MugRug ~ USA on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: pretty, pretty - too pretty for a mug rug, will use for a mini-art quilt instead. thank you dear!
Comment: Thanks for the blocks, the extra strips and the buttoned band which gives me room for some sets of these blocks I already have.
BeverlyGray rated for USAPC: Paper Destash on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Hi Barb! Thanks for the GREAT assortment.
Paulaeliza rated for It's a Teesha Rainbow ~ PURPLE on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Love the purple patch.
Comment: Love them!
Comment: Thank you for the coffee ATC-the sentiment is so true. The composition of the elements is pleasing. Thanks for the lovely paper extras!
ValerieM rated for USAPC: Tag A Month - August Theme on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for another beautiful tag! You are so creative.
Pandd rated for THC: Wrinkle Free Distress Background on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Very cute atc! Love it! And the cool extras. What a wonderful swap. Thank you. And yes, i am back in southern Illinois and the heat index has been 115+ some days. I am sure you have had the same. Florida is so much cooler than here in the summer but i need to come back to see my doctors, do things to the house and see friends. I think we might be going back the first of September this time. Thank you again for a wonderful swap Pat💕💕
Response: Glad you liked the ATC.... Also.... you just gave me my 1000th heart!!!
toni rated for USAPC: Paper Destash on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Wow! Great papers received!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap. I love the magnet, washi and rub ons! All are awesome! I haven't completed my goal of 52 books yet and I sort of slowed down but I'm already so invested in it I'm not going to quit!
donetta rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Oh Barb, thank you for such a lovely ATC...and for such a sweet note! Yes, I'm facing two big moves, almost back-to-back. Life changes, and so must we...and I have big plans for the rest of my life! I can't wait to start swapping again after the first move!
JudalineZ rated for FF: Fabric Scraps Grab Bag ~ USA on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: love the assortment of fabric!
Comment: Thanks so much for the 2 FQs.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely heart-string blocks. And the fat quarter - I'm working on a quilt right now with brights and grays - it will fit right in.
Comment: Thanks for the blue batik ad the blue paisley piece -- they're both lovely. Your envelope/package was not easy to open but delightful to get -- and I'll bet the postman really liked it too.
BlueberryLady rated for FF: Patriotic FQ on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Love the 2 fabric pieces you sent..Thank you and what a cute button strap you made to hold them together.. Hugs from OHIO.
watercolorgirl rated for FF: Make me a Tote Bag on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Oh my gosh. I couldn't believe my tote bag. It is wonderful. Happy swapping.

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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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