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Date Joined: January 29, 2012
Last Online: June 25, 2013
Birthday: May 6
Country: United States
Crafty Girl and Red Hats

About Me

I'm adding this update to the top of my "about me" just to be sure you know! I won't be joining swaps very often this summer due to other obligations but will definitely join up again in the fall. I will still jump in when I can! Happy Swapping!!!

Hi - I'm new to swap-bot but think I will enjoy it! Turning 60 this year and feeling all the freedom that comes with being "young":o)

I was born and "raised" in Texas, met my husband in Maryland and moved to Michigan. I've lived in Michigan 41 years but my heart still belongs to Texas!

The middle of 3 sisters - we are all pretty crafty and love to collect things. In 2009 we went on the World's Longest Garage Sale to celebrate my older sister's 60th birthday. 5 days and 7 states...Whoot!!!

I've been married 41 years and have a son and daughter (daughter turns 40 this year...yikes!). My "kids" were born 11 months apart so it was like having twins!!!

I'm recently retired after being employed forever! and enjoying every free minute! I don't even mind the snowed in days at home!

Enjoy gardening and fishing - currently learning how to organic garden. And, I love anything crafty! Matter of fact, I can go into my craft room and forget all about everything!!!

I'm a Red Hatter - Princess LuLu - the greatest group of women on the planet!!! And, since my favorite color is purple it fits right in to the Red Hatters' purple clothes and red hats. I have a "collection" of red hats - 7 to-date! If it has feathers, ribbon or lace I love it:o)

Favorite Music

Love all kinds of music but especially love anything by Celtic Woman. My daughter took me to see them perform live at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Their music moves me to tears!!

Also like country music - Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Reba McIntire and most others.

I like rock - Kid Rock and Cheryl Crow's duet is beautiful!

About the only music I don't appreciate is Blues and Jazz. I guess because it seems sad.

Favorite Books

I mostly read newspapers and magazines but love reading crafting books. I like cooking magazines focusing on healthy eating or gardening.

I also enjoy crafting and jewerly making books and magazines.

I collect hardcover cookbooks - love Taste of Home cookbooks! Especially the Holiday related ones. I've been to the Taste of Home Cooking School twice and it was FUN!!

Have few Martha Stewart books and love them!

Favorite Movies

My favorite movie type is comedy! Make me laugh!!

Loved all the Star Trek, Star Wars and Battle Ship Gallatic movies. And, Avatar is a favorite.

Some of my favorite movies are - Chocolat, Fried Green Tomatoes, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Julie & Julia, Day After Yesterday, Night in the Museum - to name a few. I love to watch my favorties over and over!

Favorite Television

I spend way too much time watching tv! I like cooking and gardening shows, Say Yes To The Dress, home improvement and decorating.

Also like watching the news to keep up on events.

Favorite Crafts

I love making jewerly and have sold items at local craft shows. I make my own one-of-a-kind designs. I enjoy making hat pins for my Red Hat Chapter and selling at craftshows.

Also make greeting cards and memory/scrapbook cookbooks. The cookbooks contain family pictures, stories and recipes.

I sew and do other various crafts. If I see it and I like it then I do it! Currently working on "fake" cupcakes - they are really cute under the glass dome of my cake plate!!!! And, NO calories!!!

Scavenger & Collector

I love scavengering flea markets and resale shops - adding to my collection of items is always fun!

I collect Christmas village items and vintage ornaments, tiny china bowls (I use them to hold beads for projects I'm working on), cookbooks of all kinds, old buttons of all sorts and pretty lace and ribbon.

If you saw my craft room you'd think I collected paper but REALLY...what's wrong with pretty paper?

Foodie and Stuff....

I love dark chocolate but will eat milk chocolate - don't like gummy anything:o)

My favorite foods are chicken, pizza and bread! I recently got a new bread maker and am enjoying making wholegrain breads.

I love fresh strawberries from my garden - hubby built me a raised bed garden just for strawberries - 17 ft long by 4 ft wide. Love homemade strawberry jam!

Please don't send

Please don't send me the following items -

cutesy kid stuff (stickers, ribbon or other things that are appropriate for children) We just don't have young children in our family and I don't create crafts for children.

prefer not receiving any food related items (except for dark chocolate:o) yum -

and, no perfumed or scented items (allergies)

a big THANK YOU!


I promise not to flake! If you don't receive my swap, please let me know so I can resend!

If for some unforeseen reason I can not send on time (like act of God or family emergency) I will notify my swap partner and the swap coordinator.

Swapping is like a "party" and I won't be the Party Pooper:o) and I hope you won't either!


PJ rated for Destash Pads on Aug 27, 2012
Comment: Oh. My. You were incredibly generous, I am absolutely blown away. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I know you read the forums, because that's how we set up this swap, but just in case you miss it, you should check out this thread: http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/98098
Response: so glad you liked the items! thought they would never get to you!!! thanks for a fun swap and the rating:o)
Comment: LOVE the feathers, and the beautiful bottle cap pendant! I put it on a chain along with the previous one you sent me. <3
Response: glad you liked the feathers and bottle cap - still learning how to make the caps and its a lot of fun!
Comment: Wonderful job on your butterflies. Loved all the little details. Like you I wanted to make more than I did. (7) my kids helped me with mine. My favorite of yours is the green butterfly with the cat brad and daisy flower. Adorable!!
gabbiegee rated for Mini Whimsey Jar! ~ USA on Apr 27, 2012
Comment: So cute! Love all the purple, the contents and especially the "flower" on top. Thank you!!! :)
Response: glad you liked it! purple is my favorite! thank you for the heart!
Comment: I loved it ALL!!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart!! Glad you like the beads and charms.
Comment: Thannk you for the wonderful jewelry findings!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Mamabemus rated for Fairy postcard swap- USA only on Apr 5, 2012
Comment: love the fairies
Response: Glad you liked it - this was my very first fairy postcard to make. Actually my very first homemade card ever! Thanks for the rating and heart!
redgirl12 rated for February Button Swap #1 on Mar 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks for all the stuff.
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Very fun box filled with awesome goodies! Thanks so much and for joining too! :))
Response: Sorry for my late response - thank you for making me feel welcome!
Maggie249 rated for Scavenger Hunt Themed Whimsey Jar on Feb 18, 2012
Comment: oh i love the jar and the wonderful items you put inside it - feel honored to get one of your rocks - i love buttons also and we are very close to College Station - my friend and I go there sometimes to shop instead of into Houston (Yuk Houston) and one of your pins love it anyway as you can tell thank you very much will love using items and keeping some just for me . Yes once you have lived in Texas you kinda want to stay here it is just the way it is Maggie249
Response: Thank you for the heart! Glad you liked the items. College Station is a fun place to shop - it is about 30 minutes from my Sister's house. Take care!
snowangel rated for Postcards in an Envelope #19 on Feb 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you SO much for the wonderful swap!! I loved them ALL! Thank you!!! :D
Response: Thank you for the heart! I had a lot of fun choosing the cards to send - was like revisting all the places I've visited!
Comment: Thank you so much for the glittery card and mmmmm chocolate!! That is so *sweet* of you! :-) I love the glitter sentiment! May I ask which stamp pad that is?
Response: Thank you for the "heart"! I used a regular stamp pad and hand glittered it with a Gelly Roll pen in either Silver Star or Clear Star - sorry I can't remember which, I make a LOT of cards:o) I use the Gelly Roll pens on almost all my cards. Glad you liked the chocolate:o)

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PJ on Jul 22, 2012:

Hi, saw your post in my trading thread in the PF's. Will take those two items to the PO and find out about how much it would cost to mail them ...

keylee3 on May 29, 2012:

Thank you so much for the lovely birthday card, postcards and stickers! I just love the tea stickers!!! ^รขโ„ขยฅ^

Keylee รขโ„ขยฅ

Lishmo on May 29, 2012:

Just wanted to stop by and say hello and offer a ((hug)). So sorry for your losses and the stress you have been under. Saw your post in the forums. Hopefully things will get much better soon. Take care.


JemStone on May 25, 2012:

Thank you so much for the Happy Swap-bot RAK May Wishlist goodies you sent me! I just love everything! Thank you thank you!

Leejas72 on May 24, 2012:

Oh Wanda, what a wonderful surprise!!! I absolutely love the RAK you sent!! I let my daughter open the package and she had to say "Awww" as she looked at each piece before handing it to me. The graduation stickers came just in time for my niece's graduation tonight!!! Thank you so much!!! I love it all!

bstitched on May 6, 2012:

Happy Birthday! Hope it is a wonderful day of celebrating YOU!

theirmimi on May 5, 2012:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Leejas72 on May 4, 2012:

Glad you liked your RAK! I enjoyed putting it together just for you. :)

ladyaries7 on Apr 19, 2012:

thanks so much for the postage stamps and clear cupcake stamp. great package! :) i do love the dragons. (April RAK-Happy Swap-botters group)

bobogrl on Apr 19, 2012:

WOW! Thank you so much for the gorgeous fabric (I love it, it's so stylish), the gum, adorable postcards and scrapbooking stuff! What a fun package to receive :) Thank you so much!! re: Happy Swap-Bot Happy RAK <3

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