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bearnbabs

bearnbabs
Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: September 19, 2021
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 8.. 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. And a new great grandson. My favorite color is blue. My sister & I are working on a special quilt about all the soldiers in our family, starting with the colonial militia 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

Vintage hankies used or new postage stamps,worldwide cardboard coasters Art Deco Magazine map PC & Black & White PC stationary chocolate love handmade items smashed souvenir pennies floral napkins antique lace

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: I got your resend, thank you!!! I love the cards and the pocket you made to put them in! Thank you!!
jaimierandolph rated for tLB: Blind Swap - Sept. on Sep 19, 2021
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Comment: I love the notecards that you chose to send my way! I use notecards a lot weather it be for swaps or just to send a little note to a family member! Thank you so much for sending me these. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Response: So glad you liked the notecards. And thank you for the rating and heart. Havea wonderful day. bearnbabs
ShireSeamstress rated for tLB: Blind Swap - Sept. on Sep 18, 2021
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Comment: Loved the notecards. It fun to see what others have to share. 😊
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
ShireSeamstress rated for tLB: Letter September on Sep 18, 2021
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Comment: Your letter arrived today. 😊 So enjoyed reading about all the flowers in your various gardens.
Response: You are welcome. I do love working in the dirt and I love my flowers.Look forward to our next correspondence. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day, every day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thanks for the extra cards and I love the illustration on my envelope!
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day, every day. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for Journal Pretties on Sep 14, 2021
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Comment: What lovely additions for my Journal, thank you so much. You always surprise me with your creations.
Response: Wasn't this a fun swap. Just love creating. Thanks for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for SUMMER BOOK CHALLENGE on Sep 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the list of books and the cute Book card. looking forward to an afternoon of reading. Thank you also for your support.
Response: you are welcome .Love the different swaps you provide. Thanks for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
papercraft70 rated for WIYM: Decoupaged Napkin Tags on Sep 14, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the tags!
Response: you are welcome thank you for the rating and heart. have a wonderful day, every day. bearnbabs
Minxy1964 rated for A Postal Herbal Round 5 on Sep 11, 2021
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Comment: Such a beautifully painted card, Barbara. I've made myself a Georgian/Regency style journal and this will be the first herbal card to go in there that I haven't made myself (I've tried to play catch up!). The extras are really pretty as well and I'm going to try to incorporate them somewhere. Thank you so much! Lynda/Mrs Lucy Grace Willoughby. Xx
Response: Thanks. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you so much for the playing cards you sent. The dragon one is cool & I also really like the ones with pictures on both sides. Thank you for letting me know & your understanding with the missing rating! ♥️♥️♥️
Response: So glad you liked what I sent.And thanks for the rating and heart. Keep safe. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable "Back to School" postcard!
Response: You are welcome.I really enjoyed creating it. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for 50 Years tells a story..... on Sep 5, 2021
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Comment: So enjoyed your letter and Your Book. It brought back a lot of lovely memories. Thank you Sis.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Nice memories of Georgia. bearnbabs
ShireSeamstress rated for tLB: letter - August on Sep 2, 2021
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Comment: Enjoyed your letter. I will be writing back soon!! 😊
Response: Glad you liked my letter. Looking forward to yours. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day, every day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you! Love the stickers and bird paper clip!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Havea great day. bearnbabs
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Comment: This had to have went on a trip around the world..lol. It took it's sweet time getting here but now it's here! And thank you!
Response: Glad you finally got it. I was getting concerned. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
AnnaM rated for A Character Zine on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: Barbara, your zine was an absolute delight to read. I've looked at it several times now and feel like I know Phebe so much better. Thank you for such a wonderful swap and for loving the group as much as I do. Anna ♥
Response: Thank you.I had a wonderful time making my zine. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and extras! Cards that show where they are from are my very favorite, so I especially love the casino and Williamsburg ones :)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day, Every day. bearnbabs
suepier rated for WIYM: 12 Months of Postcards on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute handmade postcard. You are very talented.
Response: You are most welcome. Glad you liked my drawing. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
mamajoy rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #25 on Aug 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the double set of cards and extras. I'm laughing at the Henderson casino one.....my daughter lives in Henderson, but I've never been to the Fiesta. I am working on 2 decks.
Response: Glad you liked the cards I sent, especially the Hendersonone. I too am working on 2 decks. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day, every day. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you Barbara for the lovely fan.It will be a great addition to my journal.I love it.
Response: Thank you for the rating. bearnbabs

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Comments

circularlogic on Aug 6, 2021:

Thank you for your snail mail reply to tLB: What's your thoughts on this? I love that I was lucky enough to have you and your sister for this swap!

chimerix on Jul 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for the great coin purse that you made for me and the special quarter. Aloha

AWG July

bethe on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you so much for the wonderful 80's celebrity drawings! These are so wonderfully done. I can't wait to add all of these to my journal including the awesome artwork on the envelope! July AWG

Meisje on Jun 30, 2021:

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Happy summer! Thanks for being in the Letter about your summer plans swap.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 18, 2021:

Thank you for the note about your day! (AWG) It sounds like you had a productive day in the yard. I love watching the birds too, but had to take down my feeders because of cats :/ The berry smoothie sounds good...it's been a while since I made one. I usually opt for banana smoothies. :)

LadyJo on Jun 18, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG June wishes of cards! I am always sending someone a birthday card! Have a great weekend!

Poohtat on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG June Butterfly postcard and quote. I love the quote and the awesome butterfly is going in my favorites journal. Happy Swapping!

yvonne401 on Jun 7, 2021:

Thank you for my AWG June wishes of list sheets, postcards and. notecards! Thanks for thinking of me!

Blessings,

Yvonne

bethe on Jun 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of quotes from June AWG :) Many of these are new and so inspiring as I have ben starting to collect quotes for journaling. I really appreciate these :)

Artistic on May 26, 2021:

AWG May 2021 -- Thank you for the birthday wish!

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