Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2019 9:55 pm


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: September 22, 2019
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.


Comment: Thanksgiving!
Comment: What a pretty card! I love the same things you mentioned about Fall too. Nice to swap with someone close by :)
Response: Glad you liked the PC.Isn;t the Fall just beautiful.It's always neat to swap with a neighbor, maybe we could meet sometime. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day, every day. bearnbabs
frograe rated for Whats on your Reading List? on Sep 8, 2019
Response: Thank you for the rating.bearnbabs
Candace rated for SMSUSA: Tell Me About . . . #4 on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing; happy fall!
Response: You are quiet welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard!
Response: You are welcome. Just love the different prompts/Thank you for the rating & heart. Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day week end. bearnbabs
basykes rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - K - US ONLY on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: thanks for the K's and the nice quote at the bottom.
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: I am so glad you finally recd my PC. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: have a great time at the drive in! I've never been myself! Thanks for the PC
Response: You are welcome, I can;t wait to go. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice week end. bearnbabs
Comment: I love your note, will answer soon.
Response: You are welcome. I look forward in hearing from you. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so VERY much for a swap so so so obviously put together JUST for ME! I LOVE everything you sent!! It will all go to great use! I love the photos.. I will tuck them in my album!! The Ace of Diamonds will keep my place in my planner and the sticky notes will be just PERFECT for my journaling!! I also Love love , LOVE your little ZINE! so cute with lovely, uplifting sayings!! Thank you so much!!! You went above and beyond and it's so very appreciated! xx Gabi Ps your envelope is also adorable! <3
Comment: Love the post card, thanks so much! :)
Response: You are weicome. Thanks for the rating. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I’d love to visit VA some day!
Response: Come for a visit anytime. Would love to meet you. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
PostcardAl rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - H - US ONLY on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Barbara -- thanks for the H card of the HIGHLANDER train in HALIBURTON :) Best, al
Response: So glad you liked the PC. This has been a fun swap. Thanks for the rating and heart. Hope yur having a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for sending me an envie full of wonderful! I am absolutely amazed with these florals from your yard...and the zine full of positive quotes are perfect! This is my first zine I've ever received too. Extra special. I heart everything!
Response: I am glad you liked what I sent. This was a fun swap.Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope you gave a great day, every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Great Quotes. Thank you
Response: You are welcome.bearnbabs
CiCiHatter rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - G - US ONLY on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: ABSOLUTLEY love this pc....thanks...cheers!
Response: Glad you liked the PC. And thank you for the rating and heart. Hope you have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Dinkyde rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - F - US ONLY on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Great answers; love the F. Scott Fitzgerald PC
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked the PC. my answers and the saying. bearnbabs
Gatzcat rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - E - US ONLY on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Good answers and thanks for sharing!!
Response: Your welcome.bearnbabs
Poohtat rated for QUICK Sender's Choice PC #2 USA on Jul 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Love the quote!
Response: You are most welcome and thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs

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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!

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.

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