Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2020 6:08 am


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: January 25, 2020
Birthday: April 5, 1942
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a retired art teacher and love to draw, do zentangles, postcards, atc's, any kind of needlework and quilting. I love recycling & creating.Love making visual journals. I'm a widow and live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia ,with my Norwegian Elkhound named Mani. who is now 6. I have an English garden and Vetg. garden during the summer. I love working in the soil and I love being out doors. I love all types of flowers. I have 3 grown children & 5 grandsons. My favorite color is blue. My sister & I are working on a special quilt about all the soliders in our family, starting with the colonial mitia to date. I also love writing poetry. My twin sister moved in with me and she too is on Swap Bot (pynart2) .

.I've really enjoyed being apart of Swap Bot and I try to send out the swaps a few days after I receive my partners names. So if you don't receive one from me, please let me know so that I can resend. I take my rating very seriously, because I try and send out what I would like to receive. I don't like flakers...when someone is late just let me know...life can get in the way of creativity, but not to answer an e-mail is just plain ...not nice.

Favorite Music

I grew up with a singer father and a mother who played the piano. So I love thirties & forties music. But I love soft jazz, piano music, some opera and definitely country. I love to listen to Easy Listening music on TV. And I love to dance. Someof my favorite songs are: My Melancholy Baby, When I Fall In Love, As Time Goes By,Three Times A Lady, Dream Alittle Dream of Me, Wrapped Up In You, Besame Mucho, Monday, Monday, Walking After Midnight, "409" and Ole Red. I love all types and the list is longer, but this will give you an idea.

Favorite Books

I love reading most genre. Favorite books are - The Bible, The Red Tent, Babiyar, Night, The Notebook, French Women For All Seasons, Under The Tuscan Sun, Mutant Message Down Under, The Red Badge of Courage, The Last Lecture and most Mysteries. I read 50 books plus a year so there are to many to list.

Favorite Movies

I like Romantic movies- Sleepless In Seattle, Notting Hill, An Officer An A Gentleman, Brigette Jones Diary etc.. But I also enjoy other types like Out Of Africa, Gorillas In The Mist, The Note Book, The Last Emperor, The Sound Of Music etc I guess I like all types. How could I forget Harry Potter & Indiana Jones. Dahhh!

Favorite Television

I recently cut the cord to my Comcast and now have Roku and I just love it. Some of my Netflix favorites are Ms. Fischer Mysteries, Call the Midwives, Father Brown Mysteries , The Crown and many others.

Favorite Crafts

I like creating. I love all kinds of needle work, crocheting, embroidering, quilting (all types).& sewing. I love to draw, & paint. I make my own cards, ATC, envelopes & Postcards. My sister & I make purses , throws & Teddy bears from mens neckties.Presently, I've found a whole new world in Journaling and I'm just loving it.I also take forest driftwood and paint santas that I see in the wood naturally. I also like making my own journals, mini file albums & pocket letters.

What I Love

Birds chirping in the early morn. Fresh mountain air Smell of Lavender in bloom The Sun on my face My Big Red dog Bear & now Mani My family I love recycling & creating something new Walking in the sand in bare feet The smell of the forest in the Fall The many colors of Fall When the first snow flake falls An Ice Storm (It looks like a Fairytale land) Love working in my garden Stamp collecting Seeing a double rainbow Hearing the distant whistle of a train Love Kick Boxing Postmarked PC'S from around the world Blue of any shade

Wish List

fountain pens (love writing letters) composition books Vintage hankies used or new postage stamps, cardboard coasters Art Deco Magazine PC & Black & White PC stationary chocolate love handmade items smashed souvenir pennies

Not so nice:::

I was flaked by Hannah Dodd (alabaster)- on Swap - "Art Journal for Beginners Edited" from Oct 10, 2011 I waited til Nov 14th...no journal recd I was flaked by Stephanie Thompson(purplecircles) - on 3x3 Paper Bag Art Journal Pages Round #2 . Dealine to send swap was Nov3, 2011. I emailed her on Nov 28 & recd no reply Jan 11, 2011 Angel Flaker is Craftingdiva on my Angel journal for Art Journal for Beginners from Oct 31, 2011. I was flaked by minniepic ( Denise Kemp) on the Group: Spell A Word PC -USA Only April 2012. I was flaked by - lotti02 (Charlotte Blanchard) on the Group: E-Envie of Fun March 24, 20212 I was flaked by (karenvanita) Vanita Smith on my PBP Blue, Turq & gold SWap of Aug 31, 2012. I was flaked by JimVav for the Wild Cat ATC# 6- Lynx of Sept 22. I was flaked by Jutta Koenig for Book Page Atc #9 Valenntines Swap of Feb 4, 2013 I as flaked by IskanDetia Nov 2013- Tea Kit Swap.


A thank you goes out to all the Angels out there: smmarrty for the 3x3 paper bag journal For those who came forward to give me my 5x7 Art Journal...Thank you Taco5518 bobgrl topshelf43 VioletLove Faeorian Moonlightjade Pandessa I want to Thank Margothecat & SusieQ11 for angeling me for the Spell A Word PC I want to thank jandmterry for angeling me for Group-E-Envelope of Fun. I want to thank sewcrazy for angeling me my 7 & 8 of hearts. I want to thank Gwillisinc for angeling me, my 5x7 PBP Blue,Turq. Gold swap Oct 2012 I want to Thank Aumonoe for angeling me the Book Pg ATC #9 from 2013. I want to thank tatipop for angeling me my Tea Kit from Nov 2013. I want to thank CrystalZ for angeling me for my "Pick 3 Swap" from Sept 2015.


Tverne05 rated for USA: Face Time-January on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Love your twenties drawing. I like that it’s in black and white.
Comment: Love the cross letter and all the goodies you sent.It sounds like we could be great friends as I love to garden,have a herb garden.I still am in touch with my art teacher from many many years ago.She was so supportive.Thank you so much for your lovely letter I so enjoyed it.
Response: So glad you could read my letter. It was a great challenge. Thank you for the rating and heart. Maybe we will swap again. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Barbara for the *˛˚ღ •˚ 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ mail art that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. I am deeply touched. I 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 it! Awww 𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓮 𝓲𝓼 𝓪 𝓱𝓸𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝓱𝓸𝓫𝓫𝓲𝓮 𝓯𝓮𝓮𝓭𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓱𝓮𝓻 𝓻𝓪𝓰𝓰𝓮𝓭𝔂 𝓪𝓷𝓷 𝓭𝓸𝓵𝓵 𝓬𝓾𝓽𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓲𝓷 𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓮! *Squeals with happiness* I absolutely ᏝᎧᏉᏋ that cutout! This was such a personal and thoughtful gift. It is priceless! I am forever touched. I am truly humbled and honored to have been your partner. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз xoxo Lora
Response: I love drawing mail art. I am so happy you loved what I sent. Thank you for the rating all those hearts, Hope your having a wonderful day. bearnbabs
ShireSeamstress rated for A to Z Books on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed your A-Z list of books. Some I have read and others I am curious about and will look them up. 😊 Loved the Tea Stamp Book - such a cute idea.
Response: You are welcome. I enjoyed putting the list together and making the Tea card. Thank you for the rating and heart. I hope you have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Star7Lily rated for Two Lovely Tassels on Jan 6, 2020
Comment: Barbara thank you so much, 3 tassels i am so spoilt! I love them and feel very honoured. Thank you and many hearts.
Response: I am so glad you liked the tassels. I had fun making them. Thank you for the rating and heart, I hope you and your family are safe from the bush fires. What a terrible thing to have happen. I pray for you and your country. bearnbabs
HappyMom rated for P&M Quick Send Postcard 2 on Dec 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great swap - I love the cards and the stamped tea sampler you made. Happy New Year!
Response: You are most welcome. I really enjoyed making the stamped card for you. Thank you for the rating and heart. You to have a most wonderful New Year. bearnbabs
AnnaM rated for Two Lovely Tassels on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tassels Barbara. I hope you have a happy holiday. ♥ Anna
Response: You are welcome, but I feel I let you down because I just made the basic tassel. Yours were so professional. I must learn how you made yours. Thank you for the rating and heart.Happy holidays. Barbara
BluBerry rated for A Gift of a Book mark ! on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bookmark and the gorgeous extras!
Response: You are most welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. May you have a wonderful Christmas season. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Journal entry about our Ball on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your lovely account of the night’s events with me! I shall print it out to add to my own journal! Thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked my Journal Entry about the Ball. I , really enjoyed writing it..Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you dear Barbara, I love the generous tag and the letter to Freyda too. The envie was eye catching, I am learning a lot about what happened during our era from you. thank you kindly, for the chocolates I shall enjoy this evening! Many hearts to you dear one. xx
Response: So glad you liked what I made for you. I really enjoyed the challenge. Pam and I really enjoy searching into this era to add to each of the swaps that we have been .Thank you for creating the swaps. and thank you for the rating and heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
luvbird rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5! on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Barbara, thank you so very much for the fun package of goodies! I love everything that you sent and can’t wait to use them.
Response: You are most welcomed . I really enjoyed putting it together for you/ Thank you for your rating and heart. I wish you a very Merry Christmas Season. bearnbabs
Star7Lily rated for Quilters Chocolate swap on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: My goodness what a lot of wonderful preparation you have put into your swap, I love the trade cards! Well done. I feel a swap coming on with that idea!! . Phebe's selection of materials for a coverlet was so delightful, the tiny motif for miniatures was greatly appreciated, and Freyda thanks you sincerely for thinking of her and she would love to come to tea next week. xxx many hearts,
Response: I am so happy you liked what I I sent. I have really enjoyed swapping in the Georgettes .I would love to have you for tea, Is Friday a good day? Phebe Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful Holiday season. bearnbabs
RiverTopanga rated for Christmas card with recipe on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Hi Barbara... Thank you for the Chocolate Crinkle Recipe. I haven't made those for years! Cute recipe card too <3 <3
Response: You are welcome. Have a very happy Holiday. bearnbabs
ShabbyJules rated for Secret Sister Ornament Swap on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: What a delicate lovely ornament and extras thank you so much
Response: i am so happy you liked the ornament I made for you.I really enjoy embroidery. Thank you for the rating and heart. I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season. bearnbabs
debbiespoms rated for Christmas card with recipe on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you the lovely Christmas card and yummy looking Amish Chocolate Crinkle cookies.
Response: Your welcome. I do hope you will try them. They are really easy to make and they are really good. Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap! Merry Christmas!
Response: You are welcome/ Glad you liked it/ Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Journal Inspiration Package on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: What an extraordinary package I received today!! My three favorite Bs - Bees,Butterflies & Birds!! As well as the glorious purple!! Everything is spectacular and exactly perfect ❤️ Thank you so much for your generosity!!
Response: I am so happy you liked what I sent, because I didn,t have much purple. I really enjoyed putting this together, just for you. I hope you'll be able to use it in your journal. Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope will swap again. Your friend, Barbara (bearnbabs)
Bookaunt rated for Holiday Reading List on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your reading list with me
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Do have a wonderful Thanksgiving. bearnbabs
Littleroo rated for Holiday Reading List on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I will look up your suggestions on my kindle.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Do have a wonderful Thanksgiving. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for English Hexagon paper Piecing #2 on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Loved the beautiful Hexies, thank you so much wiish I could give you lots of Hearts.
Response: Hi there again...glad you liked the hexies.These are going to be lovely when completed. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful upcoming holiday. bearnbabs

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AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

CurlyTea on Apr 5, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

BLUR on Mar 10, 2019:

Excited to see what comes my way from a fellow Art teacher! ♡ (This is my first SB swap! Vocabulary from my book PC)

MisplacedfromPA on Aug 10, 2018:

I feel so blessed to have a friend like you. Thank you for making me a wonderful reusable tote bag that I have declared my Beach Bag. Its huge! The inside pocket is perfect for my phone and goodies I keep in a plastic bag. Thank you also for the well wishes for my birthday (inside the card) and my upcoming trip to the ocean. I will always remember my 50th with such a fine present sent from your heart. HUGE HUGS.

ladydy5 on Feb 25, 2017:

Welcome to 9 Little Pockets!

USAFwife on Jan 30, 2017:

I LOVED the art work on the envelope you used to send my swap! The dog letter carrier and the cat on the back - they're great! Did you do them? Even our mail carrier commented on "how cool it is to see interesting mail!" :)

Heirloom on Jul 4, 2016:

.....Happy July 4th!.....

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 14, 2016:

Thank you for the birthday card, ATC's, and the kitty mail art you sent me for my June AATW wishlist. It was so nice of you to think of me on my birthday.

bbsporty on Jun 14, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful package of bookmarks and notecards you sent me from my S & W June Wish List!

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