Swap-bot Time: March 8, 2021 10:43 pm


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


pynart2 rated for ABC'S of Books #3 on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: Love the Vintage Post card. Thank you for your support and the list of great books.
Comment: Beautiful!! Thank you so much for the wonderful ribbon/lace - so pretty!! And the lovely card and origami dress are especially gorgeous! ❤️❤️
Response: This was a fun swap.glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe and healthy. Hugs from Virginia Barbara
Comment: Thanks for the resend! I will finish and return this to you. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are welcome. So sorry you didn't get the original PC. You too, keep safe and healthy. So glad we have these swaps. Hugs from Virginia. Barbara
Comment: Love the 1920's Bob, sorta looks like us/ Thanks for your support. Nice Post Card Sis.
Response: Love creating these PC.sThanks for rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for COVID - 19 Post Card swap on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: What a clever little Post Card, loved the Bunny with his Glasses. Also for the Beautiful 1920's Note card you drew. Thanks Sis.
Response: You are most welcome. Glad you like the bunny and note card, they both fun to create. Thanks for rating and heart. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for PETTICOAT TAILS on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous!! I love that you made a wonderful sleeve for it and that the pages are all so pretty and delicate! ❤️❤️
Response: So glad you liked what I created. What a fun swap it was Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs.
Star7Lily rated for Baby Announcement Tags on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you Phebe for the lovely announcement tags and your sweet letter. Freyda
Response: Freyda, I am so happy you loved the announcements of the new addition to our Amberleigh family.. And thank you for the rating and heart. Phebe
Comment: Thank you for the Beautiful flower and note.
Response: this was a fun swap. Glad you liked what I created. Thank you for the rating and heart Keep safe. bearnbabs
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Face Time ATC -Feb. on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: I love this ATC, and your envelope. My wife thought the portrait on the backside, was a picture of me. just skinnier. ;D Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked the ATC and decorated envie. I so do love mail art . Thanks for rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Star7Lily rated for Calling Card Swap on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Dearest Phebe, what a gorgeous tag envelope for the letter and your delightful calling card. I feel honoured to have one. I love the way you made your capital letters all curvy. Many hearts dear one, love Innes. xx
Response: dearest Innes, You are most welcome. I so do enjoy sharing. Thank you for your response and heart. My penmanship is a task at hand,but am glad you liked how it turned out.Do come by for tea , would love to share in the latest news . Best regards, Phebe
Snailmail1772 rated for ABC's of Books on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks! I'm planning to reread "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" since I read it many years ago and don't recall much of the book. I love "The Bridges of Madison County" too. I reread it last year. I need to read "The Catcher in the Rye" one of these days.
Response: Love these books and love reading them over again. Enjoy. Thanks for rating and heart. Have a great day.bearnbabs
Burger1girl rated for Favorite Read on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. The books I will def ck into. I always love finding new books to read through these swaps. I have heard a lor of good things about "Under the Tuscan Sun" Thanks again!
Response: Glad you liked my book list. Under the Tuscan Sun is one of my all time faves. It's alittle like the movie, but has recipes, which I love. I've made the Ribolletta soup and its delicious. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe during these strange times. bearnbabs
Comment: lol Theres only one thing that can make me go out into the rain and thats to get my homer postcard. LOL I knew it would be in the box today and I couldnt wait to see it. Ying and Yang is just beautiful! Happy to have it home. Just one partner makes it fast satisfaction. LOL
Response: So glad you liked what I created.. Thank you for the rating and heart.Have a great and healthy day. bearnbabs
AmookIslandCreations rated for Envelope Art on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for wonderful "Owney" envie and the extras too. In one of my other swap sites, people were questioning whether, with the mail service in the state it is in, if we should be sending out "only mail art?" I say a resounding YES!!! Especially now with so many people being isolated in their homes. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So glad you got your mail art and you liked it Thank you for the rating and heart. Hugs from Virginia Barbara bearnbabs
user2148 rated for the Regency Textile Trade on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: So beautiful!! Thank you so much for the fabulous fabric pieces! All four were so perfect!! Gorgeous ❤️
Response: So glad you liked what I sent. Have you decided what to make? I think I'll make a tea cozy with mind, but will wait til we have a few more fabric swaps. Thank you for the rating and heart.Have a great day. bearnbabs
January rated for USA-Face Time PC on Jan 3, 2021
Comment: I LOVE what you did with this face! I love the effect of it being cut off, so you have to imagine the rest of it. Great one for the collection! Thanks :)
Response: So glad you liked the PC I created. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: You've done a lovely job---thank you so much! Beautiful.
Response: So glad you liked what I created. I really enjoyed making it. Thank you for the rating and heart. And Happy New Year. Barbara
Comment: Thank you for beautiful post Card. Sending you wishes for a vey Happy New Year. Stay Safe.
Response: So glad you liked what I created. And you to have a most wonderful New Year. bearnbabs
Star7Lily rated for Silhouette ATC on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Wow i love your silhouette Barbara. Such a beautiful card. Thankyou. merry christmas!
Response: You are most welcome. Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for the rating and heart. Barbara
user2148 rated for A Christmas Recipe Swap on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Absolutely beautiful folio with coordinating recipe, letter and card!! The cookies sound amazing!! ❤️❤️
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. And hope you try the cookie recipe. Thank you f0or the rating and heart. Have a wonderful Holiday season. Barbara

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Autist on Mar 5, 2021:

Thank you for my Georgette wishes for Feb!! They will come in very useful! Cheers, Evan

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


ScrapHappyGabi on Aug 28, 2020:

I Received a lovely ribbon for my poetry submission and I must say, I love it and will cherish it for years to come.

With much gratitude, Beckett Blackburn

user2148 on Aug 28, 2020:

You are just the sweetest!! 💕💕💕 Thank you so very much for the beautiful award ribbon you sent me for my submission to the Amberleigh Garden Fete! Such an unexpected surprise!! I love it 🥰 and the wonderful additions you sent for my journal as well - such a sweetheart ❤️ Thank you my dear friend!

pynart2 on Apr 10, 2020:

Dearest Phobe, Today is a very windy and cool day, but it is also a beautiful day with every ones gardens in bloom, what a wonderful time of year, don't you agree. We must meet and go for a stroll through town to see all the gardens. with regards, Hester.

bearnbabs on Apr 10, 2020:

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Star7Lily on Apr 5, 2020:

Happy Birthday Phebe, Barbara with love lady Caroline

AnnaM on Apr 5, 2020:

Happy Birthday Dearest Phebe!

With Fond affection, Lady Elizabeth, Old Mary and Jenny Wren

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

CurlyTea on Apr 5, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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