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churlann

churlann
Date Joined: January 21, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2020
Birthday: April 11
Country: United States
My Website

About Me

Hi my name is Sherry, but I got the nickname Churlann from my kids a long time ago. They thought it was cute so it stuck with me. I live in a small rural farming community near State College PA. That's our go-to town for shopping, work, library and events We love living near a university town but far enough away that we don't have to deal with traffic and the crazy student population on a daily basis.. Especially on football weekends. Go Penn State! I have been retired from teaching elementary kiddos, in an emotional support program, for 7 years now! I still miss it, but I love having freedom to do other things that I love. I am a Gramma to 6 beautiful children, ages range from 13 to 3. Two bio, 2 adopted, and 2 step. How blessed am I?!! I live with my husband, and our little Beagle mixed pup, Angel, and our new little kitten, Maybelle. She has been so entertaining during this pandemic. We're not farmers but love having a garden and raising some chickens. We just got 25 Barred Rock peeps in July. I also spend a lot of my free time sewing just about anything. I love sewing for for my grandkids, friends and myself. I also have a little shop on Etsy called CreeksideFibers, where I sell recycled wool items such as mittens and purses and Christmas ornaments And various other items like baby shoes, shopping totes and such. My hobbies include kayaking, photography, sewing, crocheting and reading. Sewing is on the top of my list though. I just finished working on a block quilt for our spare room where my grandsons sleep when they visit. I also love swapping postcards, letters, small surprise packages, and photo cards of anything. I love to read books but mostly in the winter. I love to cook and try new and interesting recipes. I have been gluten free and low sugar for two years now and feel so much healthier for it. So if you are sending me recipes, keep that in mind. Thanks. I have three grown children, and even though they aren't at home anymore, I still spend time with them whenever I can. We are a very close family. I have been married to the same wonderful man for 46 years and we are happy to this day. Sam retired this summer and it's been going great.

Favorite Music

I love music,!! I have a huge collection of CD's. Some of them are signed by the artist. My favorite genres are Bluegrass, Old Timey, Old Country, and old Rock and Roll. My husband is a musician, playing dobro and guitar, He has played in several Bluegrass bands. We go to at least three Bluegrass Festivals every summer and go to many concerts that are local. But I have all kinds of music in my collection which is vast. Anything from Adele to Merle Haggard.

Favorite Movies

I love to go to the movies but not right now of course. I also watch a lot on Amazon Prime and Netflx. I love new recommendations. I like English drama, mysteries, comedies and documentaries.

Message to swappers

Please don't forget to rate when you receive a swap. I don't archive until rates are done both ways. This has been a problem lately. For this reason I don't join swaps with multiple partners because it is so hard to keep track till everyone rates. Let me know by message if you have not received my swap. I will make it right!! I would hate to get a low rating for something that didn't show up. I am faithful at sending. I love reading the notes in my swaps. I learn so much about people. So if you send me something I will definitely read it. Also, sometimes I get mail that I can't read the handwriting. That is frustrating. Thanks for being careful and taking your time. Also an FYI about postcard mailing...It seems that some postcards get marked up on the front, by the postage machine. These are usually on art cards that are not glossy. I try to take mine to the local post office and have them hand stamp them, so that doesn't happen. I love these cards and often display them before I put them away.

Things I love

FABRICS: If you are sending scraps, I would prefer at least "fat Quarters" I can use for masks. Brightly colored cotton/blend prints and patterns, are extra special. Currently I am working on masks for our local school students. Double fold bias tape, 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch elastic for masks. NOTECARDSl; handmade, artsy or photography cards are my favorite, but I'm not picky at all. POSTCARDS: VINTAGE, black and white, art themed, animals, birds, trains, musicians, quotes and handmade. Would love to have postcards from, Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, and Colorado, Montana, other countries if you have one of those. Also, any famous landmarks. WASHI TAPE . Not picky on this. I am almost out. STICKERS: Anything but reward stickers. Juvenile ones are ok. I use those on letters to grandkids. PAPERCLIPs: fun shape Blank POSTCARDS I can send. Running low during the pandemic. Old sheet music and maps.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the photos. I love both of them! I visited Rickets's Glen State Park years ago when my husband and I lived in Philadelphia. Lovely place!
Vickyen rated for SS: Sept COLOR: Black &/or White on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: Hi Sherry! I love your photos - why do B/W photos always look so dramatic and awesome? Thank you for sharing about the "Statue of Liberty" in the river and all the other goodies! You were so sweet to send so much! Hugs, Happy Snapping and Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome. Glad you like them. Keep taking photos!
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Comment: Such a lovely picture that you took on your kayak trip! It sounds like you had a relaxing, great summer. I'm so glad. Thanks for the note
marisav rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #3 on Sep 25, 2020
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Response: I hope you liked it!
fairylover rated for SS: AUGUST free-form: REFLECTIONS on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Your photos are so beautiful! I especially love the lake one! I love all places with water! It was a delight to read your letter about your little life, I really loved reading it! It looks like you live in a very beautiful place!
Response: Thank you. We live where we live in Pennsylvania. Especially on these crazy times.
wm rated for Your profile, your postcard on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Many thanks for this fascinating card! You learn something new every day!!
armadillogal rated for SS: Fall Leaves/Trees Swap on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great photos....still warm here...
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Comment: This was very lovely! I appreciate the wording on the back as well. Thanks for supporting this cause!
Response: So it did finally get there! Yay! Funny story, I just mailed another one today in an envelope. So now you'll have two!!
KyraSmith rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #10 on Sep 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
Swan rated for PH: List 5 Series - Today I Saw on Sep 11, 2020
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Comment: The postcard brought up some nice memories from DC. Great list! Fun to read!
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Comment: Such an awesome notecard and I loved reading about all your fav bands and musicians! Thanks for sharing! Stay safe and be well!
Response: Thanks!
usctrojans79 rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #10 on Sep 2, 2020
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Comment: Thanks.
ericabella rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #10 on Sep 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
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Comment: Thank you for the neat card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and note about your nice visit with your grandson. It sounds like a perfect time. :) Take care!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool photos. I enjoyed the kayaking the one time I did it but lakes here are too far away. I looked up that Alamo girl and touched base with her. She is a cat person like me.
EverydayAngels rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #9 on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: THANK YOU for all the goodies. I love the llama fabric and the photo of the "secret garden" and the story behind it. You are very talented as well. The map envelope was so cool. I am going to try to make one also. Sending blessings to you and your husband and family to be safe.
Response: Aww thank you so much. I'm so glad you liked everything I sent. I love making envelopes. Stay safe as well.
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Comment: Hi Sherry, Thank you for the Excellent photographs, I love the flag/ bridge combo, well captured. I also really like the other two of the bird and bottles/ winter scene. Great selection, thanks again! Take care, Vaughan
Carollee922 rated for Did July or Tell The Truth? on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: That is an awesome photo that you took. I guess that the fight with the police being called is the lie. Am I right?
Response: Haha, nope. Can't make this stuff up.
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Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm glad you liked it.

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Comments

Mugsie on Mar 4, 2019:

Sherry ~ thank you also for the wonderful fabric and buttons! Kelly

lou on Apr 23, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from Sharp Shooters!

ladybugluvsstuff on Mar 6, 2015:

Hi Sherry! I really enjoyed reading your profile.That is really sweet you and your husband read to each.There is nothing like fresh vegetables from your own garden,I wish I had access to them year round! I also love the Titanic,coffee,beads and buttons.I love the old gospel music,my favs: amazing grace and the old rugged cross.Happy swapping my Pa neighbor!

Apelser on Dec 31, 2014:

From Sharings God's Grace Group:

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dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

knitopheliac on Jul 5, 2012:

Not a hassle at all. :) I'm just glad we worked everything out. Happy Swapping!

Nekozet on Jun 24, 2012:

It blows my mind how you were able to work practically ALL of my favorite things into a single swap! You are special and I hope you feel all the love of the world, and beyond, in every day of your life! God bless you!!

Shannoncollar on Jun 1, 2012:

Nice to meet another Central PA person!

biasbabe on Apr 29, 2012:

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To the Nuts for Sewing Group

wreckthisgirl on Mar 15, 2012:

Thanks for the birthday message, it was very nice of you :) And I'm sure I'll love your envie! xx Fab

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