Swap-bot Time: December 13, 2018 2:37 am


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: December 8, 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 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.


bluehairedmary rated for BLC ~ Christmas Card!! on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for telling me about your recent read! I've never read Jodi Picoult before. Thank you for the fabric pieces too!
pynart2 rated for Christmas Card on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Merry Christmas. And thank you for being you.
Eulegirl rated for Christmas Card on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the Santa! Merry Christmas!
ShireSeamstress rated for Christmas Card on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Loved the winter birds Christmas card. Cardinals and chickadees are my favorite 😊. I enjoy feeding the birds year round. I keep saying I want to keep a bird journal but haven’t gotten there yet. Thank you for the old fashion Santa goodie too.
Comment: Thank you!! Your cookie recipe sounds delicious!! Can't wait to try it!!
Stampchick rated for TBR- Themed Tea Swap: Black tea on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Wow, thank you for the great swap! I am going to send you a PM.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Glad you like what I sent. Have a great day every day all year long. bearnbabs
dreamlady66 rated for TBR: Your Favorite Tea on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Dear Barbara, hi there... Your cute envie (your stamp left unmarked) arrived today, yeah - what a great black tea selection incl. kind word, many thanks ❤
Response: Your welcome. bearnbabs
karenh77 rated for Book Journal Prompts on Nov 19, 2018
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Havea great day every day. bearnbabs
vlhafer54 rated for Quick Swap - List It on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything - I love the ATC's, especially the patch work one.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
HannahF rated for TBR-Two Teas & a Scone Recipe-INLT on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Your lemon scone recipe sounds delicious, and the tea bag pouch is very cute! Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the rating and heart.Hope your having a great day, every day. bearnbabs
Comment: What a beautiful cat! Thank you and hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!
Response: You are welcome. Hope your Thanksgiving was great too. Thanks for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the lovely gifts!! Already have the socks on :)
Response: Glad y.ou liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
morgainegeiser rated for Books, Letters and Mugs! on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Love, love my mug. The mug rug is great, I have a small one, but this will allow me to bring a “treat” to eat while I stamp and drink my tea. Can’t wait to try the new teas and candy. I love Harney & Son teas. I have read a few PD James - they are good old fashioned mysteries, some are great, others tend to get a little long winded- lol!
Response: Glad you loved what I sent and are enjoying the teas. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have agreat day everyday. bearnbabs
mellyrose89 rated for What's Good to Read this Month? on Nov 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the rating and heart.Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
kasa rated for Christmas Card on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Loved the Christmas card with the puppies on it. Thank you for the extra postcards especially the one from route 66. would like to a trip along route 66 one day. Thank you.
mellyrose89 rated for WORLD POST DAY on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You are welcome. And thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day.bearnbabs
Eulegirl rated for WORLD POST DAY on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Jules Verne card.
pynart2 rated for Letters and Books on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Love your creativity, so cute. Thank you very much. Can't wait to read the Book.
Response: you are welcome.Loved the book, hope you do too. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day everyday. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for WORLD POST DAY on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Love the quote on the POST CARD. Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. This was a fun swap.n Have a great day always Thank you for the heart & rating. bearnbabs
soccer8s rated for SMSUSA: Sunshine in My Mailbox on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: LOVE A million hearts for this one! Thank you! ADORE all of it.
Response: You are most welcome. Glad you liked what I sent. Have a most wonderful day every day. Thank you for the heart and rating. bearnbabs

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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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