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bearnbabs

bearnbabs
Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: August 16, 2018
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 5. 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.

.I've really enjoyed being apart of Swap Bot and I try to send out the swaps afew days after I recieve 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 recieve. 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.

Angels

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.

Ratings

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Comment: Love the card thank you so much
bluesky rated for CALG;Random Act of Kindness on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: thank you.
rogo09 rated for Quick Swap - 2 Postcards - 2 Partners on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Barbara. I love it. Have an awesome day.
Leahlovesluther rated for CALG: Postcard pen pals 3 on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: Dear Barbara, I received your lovely postcard today. I had a stressful day at work so having it to read when I got home really lifted my mood. It looks like you live in an interesting part of the world! I will write back soon Thanks again Leah
Response: Glad my PC put a smile in your step. Would love to hear from you. Thank you for the heart and rating. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
samjowers rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Aug 6, 2018
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Comment: got the beautiful squares!! thanks so much for resending! I also plan to make a quilt.
Response: Glad you got the squares. What pattern will you use for your quilt??? Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
pernie123 rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail August 2018 on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for great cards, stamps, and interesting letter.
Response: You are welcome. Would love to hear from you. Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope you have a great day, every day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thanks, thanks 😘😍
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. This was a fun swap. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Mugsie rated for One line drawing! on Jul 19, 2018
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Comment: Oh Barb ~ I saw your drawing before the picture and thought it was of someone of Royalty! You are beautiful and your drawings are amazing! Love the mug!! And thank you so much for the wonderful extras and for joining in my swap! Thanks again!! :)
Response: Thank you for the wonderful complement. I thought I would do a self portrait so you could see who you were swapping with. Glad you loved what I drew. This was a wonderful swap,thanks for having it. And thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Kitty2cats rated for Bookworms & Pen Pals on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the newsy letter and the nice extras enclosed! In the process of getting Pam's letter ready...I haven't forgotten her😁
Response: You are welcome. I really enjoy having Pen Pals. Thanks for the rating and heart. Would love to hear from you again. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thanks for some cute selections. happy Swapping!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. This was a fun swap. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
gizmodust rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of fabric squares. I just love to look at fabric designs. I will use these especially the blue ones. Got a quilt in the works that is called MY BLUE HEAVEN. Thanks again.
Response: So glad you liked the fabric I sent and you'll be able to use some of them in your quilt. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for the postcard. I love it! Hope you're doing well, Audrey
Response: Your quite welcome. Hope you had a wonderful 4th. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail June 2018 on Jun 30, 2018
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Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you for the lovely parcel you sent to fulfill this swap! I am absolutely IN LOVE with the kitties you drew on my envie! You have TALENT! I have always wished to be able to draw well; alas, I cannot ;+( Thanks, too, for the lovely paper and postcards. You know, I came across a beautiful journal on my bookshelf that you created for me years ago. You are multi-talented ;+)
Response: Glad you liked the kittens. Was glad to hear you still have my journal, we have swapped many times. Thanks for being a friend. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Ruthless rated for Postcards Penpals - USA on Jun 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful train postcard! Will write soon!
Response: Glad you liked the PC. I look forward in hearing from you Thank you for the rating & heart.. Have a great day.bearnbabs
jules4534 rated for Postcards Penpals - USA on Jun 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Awesome envelope!! Thanks for joining my swap & for sending Grayson a little goody. You made his day & mine! Take care :)
Response: Glad you liked it. I had fun drawing it. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
toni rated for SMSUSA: Send Me a Quote on a PC on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Lovely postcard!
Response: Your welcome and thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous swap! I love the drawings of the dog and cat, that you did! Thanks too for the extras! They are perfect! The "Send a Whale" is going to be fun to send further! Hugs from Alaska
Response: So happy you liked what I created. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Mugsie rated for Spring Flower Mug Rug! on May 2, 2018
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Comment: Barb ~ WOW, awesome mug rug! Thank you so much! And thank you so VERY much for the blocks they are fantastic and I love them, especially the heart one!! Thank you so much for joining in my swap!! Kelly :)
Response: Aren't Rug Mugs fun. Glad you liked the extras too. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Fabulous! I especially love the moon on the front. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked what I created, I really enjoyed making it. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs

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Comments

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!

sherba31 on Jun 13, 2016:

Thanks so much for the incredible mail art you sent for AATW June! I love the birds you drew! Thanks for the pcs - of course I love the unicorn one. =) Really made my day.

Babsmomof5 on Jun 13, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of postcards for my AWG Wishlist! I absolutely loved your artwork on the envie too!

pkpeace on May 31, 2016:

Dear Barbara, Thank you for the beautiful card, the saying on it really hit home for me, I'm keeping it in a special place. The quote from Pooh is a favorite of mine too! Thank you for such kindness during a very difficult time. I truly appreciate it. xo Patty

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