Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 7:52 am


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: September 28, 2020
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.


skinny52 rated for P&M Postcard Scavenger Hunt Swap 17 on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Great assortment of postcards! Thanks so much for everything! I'm very sorry but I don't currently have any CT postcards. Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for the rating and heart. You to, stay safe.bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Autumn Leaf Clip on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Such a wonderful envie of goodies!’ The leaf clip is beautiful and I love the button charm you added - perfect touch! The tag pocket is gorgeous and such a clever idea, as is the little note book! May need to entice you to host a few swaps as well!! Thank you for all the lovelies ❤️❤️
Response: You are quite welcome. I have really enjoyed this group and all about the Georgian Era. The swaps are just wonderful. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks! I will send this on in the next round! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Love these swaps.Love seeing everyones creativity. Thank you for the rating and heart. And you too keep safe and healthy. bearnbabs
January rated for USA: Face Time-Sept on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Lovely flapper lady :)
Response: So happy you liked the flapper, that I drew just for you. I saw on your profile you liked vintage. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day and keep safe. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the lovely eLetter. I look forward to doing more group swaps with the Georgettes! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: This was a fun swap, glad you liked my letter etc. And thank you for the rating and heart. I look forward in swapping with you again. Have a great day. Barbara
tracylynncs rated for A Thread Keep on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: you did a beautiful job on the thread keep
Response: G[ad you liked my thread keep. and thank you for the rating. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the very special package filled with an array of fun and useful goodies. I'm happy with everything and LOVE the envelope art. I plan to reuse those lady drawings in some of my art projects. Thanks for a lovely swap!
Response: I am so glad you liked all the goodies and the ladies I drew. I saw in your profile you liked Vintage things so thats why I drew them just for you.Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day and keep safe.bearnbabs
Comment: tHANK you. Pretty Lavender! The strathmore postcards you used....I was wondering about that watercolour paper. vERY cute mailbox you drew too!
Response: You can use any medium on it. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
Steinway5 rated for A NEEDLE BOOK for your Workbag on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Beautiful needlecase!!! I love how it turned out, you did such a great job. Isn't it so nice to have a place to keep all the sharp pointy things organized??? I am so happy we were able to do this swap! I replied to your email as well. :)
Response: Welcome to the group. Im So glad you recd my email and liked how I made my needle case/ Thank you for the rating anf heart. Have a great day and keep safe. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for Handmade buttons on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Sending you many Hearts for a lovely set of Button/Cards. What a nice afternoon we had. Thanks SIS!
Response: Yes indeed, what a fun afternoon. Thanks for the rating and heart.Have a great day. bearnbabs
AnnaM rated for Flat Georgette Swap on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Phebe I so enjoyed hearing about your visit with Abigail. I loved seeing what the two of you got up to. Thank you for sharing, Old Mary
Response: So glad you liked my Abigail (Georgette) and our adventures. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks! I will add to this one and send it on in the next round! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you recd the PC, This has been great fun. Thank you for the rating and heart. See you at the mail box bearnbabs
christywebb rated for LSRUS:💓Stuffed Envie💓 on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Seriously, the envelope deserves a 5 <3 all by itself! Thank you for all the wonderful treasures that are perfectly matched to my profile. Love it all!
Response: Thank youfor your comments. Am so glad you recd. it and like what I sent, Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a nice day & keep safe. bearnabs
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Button Charms on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Dearest Barbara/Phoebe - thank you so much for your lovely email letter and the photos of your amazing button charms! They are so amazing! You are such an incredible crafter! ♥️ Jill / Priscilla
Response: Glad you liked my charms. I really enjoyed making them. It was a new craft for me . Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice day & stay safe. bearnbabs
Comment: Splendid entries! Each one exquisite and meticulously prepared! I wish you the best of luck and look forward to a slice of that lovely pie!
Response: I will try and save you a piece of pie. I am most pleased you liked my entries. We have much talent in our village og Amberleigh. I cannot wait to see al lthe entries. I wish you much luck all so. Thank you for the rating and heart.See you at the Fete.Phebe (bearnbabs)
kssunlover1947 rated for Cupcakes Galore 💟 on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent. The original and the resend. I liked it all even the ones that were off topic.
Response: So glad you got the resend and you liked it. Thnk you for the rating and heart. Have a great week and do keep safe during this crazy time. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt! I hadn't thought about the Gee's Bend quilts in a long time, this prompted a refresher. Appreciate the lovely detail put into this as well as the references to You've Got Mail, it made my day!
Response: So happy to hear you loved what I sent. Thank you for the rating and heart. Keep safe. bearnbabs
lostinavalon rated for The WORK BAG swap on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful job very well done! Your embroidery looks so nice and the lining of your bag is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your photos with me!
Response: Thank you. I really enjoyed making the bag. The flowers I embroidered are in my back yard. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice day and keep safe. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks! I will continue with the botanical theme and send it on in Round #5. Thanks too for the Arrow Bookmarks! They will be put to good use! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hi there, Glad you liked what we made. And that you can use the bookmarks. I am also your partner in Round 5 & just put it in the mail. Thank you for the rating and heart. I really enjou seeing what everyone is creating. Keep safe. bearnbabs
Comment: What a beautiful mask and gown, loved your i matching invitation also. An event to remember for years to come, Dear sister.
Response: Dearest sister, I am glad you liked the invitation. I chose my gown to represent my lovely flowers. You know how love my gardens. Phehe Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice day, bearnbabs

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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!

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.

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