Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2017 1:52 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2012
Last Online: June 23, 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." From " 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 scrapbooking, card making, etc. 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....

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.....


Arabella rated for USAPC: RED WHITE BLUE ATC on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Great atc, Barb! Thank you so much!!
annielou rated for **USA ATC ~ Stars & Stripes** on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Barb! Gorgeous card. I love it! and the extras!! You made my day. It was a little rough of a weekend and Monday's are....well Monday!! This was a day brightener!! Thank you!!!
Fabriqueen rated for Summer wonder FQ Swap on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful fabrics! I love them! A quilter's yard sale is the best. Hugs, Diane
vlhafer54 rated for AQ ~ Fabric Strips on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. They're going in my next heartstring block.
orode rated for AQ ~ Fabric Strips on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Wonderful assortment. Thanks
Comment: ty
junemoon rated for FF: Fabric Strips on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks -- you can be sure they will get used .... just when and in what I don't know yet.
Comment: This wooden bunny is adorable, and I LOVE my Halloween washi!!! Thank you.
Vickimac rated for USAPC: List Pad Sheets #1 on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute list pad sheets!
AnitaHames rated for USAPC: List Pad Sheets #1 on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the pretty list pad sheets!
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous!! I loved that the text you used shows a character named Nick speaking as that is my nick-name! The bonus items are much appreciated although you earned that heart on the beautiful work alone! Thank you so much! ❤️ ❤️❤️
Fabriqueen rated for NSC ~ FQ ~ May Flowers on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful floral fabrics! I love them! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thanks, Barb, beautiful atc! Love the delicate lace!
MorahLaura rated for FF: Sew Me Something! ~ USA ~ #2 on May 26, 2017
Comment: I love the useful things! Thanks, they're perfect for Memorial Day Weekend. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for awesome quilt squares! LOVE them!
Comment: So early! Inspires me to get going on mine. Your blocks are so pretty!!!
Woolers rated for VC: Mixed Media Collage ATC on May 23, 2017
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much Barb for the beautiful ATC, I love it. Thank you for the fabulous extras , I really love the butterfly fabric :) Lovely swap xxx
CENDING rated for USAPC: 2 Things in an Envelope #6 on May 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you soo much. Love the items you sent.
georgiafae rated for USAPC: Masterboard ATC on May 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap-I am really loving to do masterboards-brings out the wild and crazy side of me! Like the one you sent me-all the textures-sparkle and birds! Thanks also for the wonderful goodies you sent with it-the paper is so unique each one and I love rubber stamps and don't have this set! Thanks for being a great partner-good to see you in my mailbox again,too!
mjhaertling rated for FF: Sew Me Something! ~ USA on May 16, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the late rate. Thanks for the lovely and useful gift.

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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

MissPaula on Mar 24, 2017:

Sorry I'm a day late......Hope your bday week is delicious!

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2017:

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