Swap-bot Time: November 25, 2020 1:42 pm


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: November 25, 2020
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

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I am married with 1 daughter and 1 grand daughter, 4 fur kids..( 2 fat cats ,1 skinny yarn loving cat and one ornery cat ) I retired in 2016 and now just a full time care giver for my hubby. I love swapping but sometimes taking care of my hubby gets in way of my rating,ect. A gentle reminder please when I am late on rating.

With hubby needing more attention, I am limiting how many swaps I do so I can get them out on time. I am open to private swaps.If we talked about one but I didn't get back to you, recontact me. If hubby is being more challenging, I go into survival mode and forget my fun stuff.

I have almost got one bucket list done of being in all 50 states. Alaska and Hawaii is the last ones on the list. Virus allowing...Alaska in 2021.

About Me

I'm a Christian. I like sewing with fabric creating quilts out of other people's leftovers. Most of my quilts go out to local needs.

I was a Girl Scout Troop leader from 1993 to 2019. I am born and raised in South Dakota growing up on a farm.I still live in SD. I have 5 sisters and 1 brother with 11 nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews.

10/30/2020 I lost the addy for 2 of my penpals. A gal in Australia and a gal in Texas. If you read this, contact me as I want to continue to write. the covid sent me in a tail spin and I lost your addys. :(

Favorite Music

I like the music from the 70's, ethic music and christian .

Favorite Television

When I watch TV, it is CSI type shows. Trying to figure out how they do the lab work interest me. Lately, Alaska, the last frontier. It reminds me of my childhood in many ways. I also like to watch home improvement shows that center on upcycling things. Gives me ideas that are affordable to do. Plus gotta have property brothers too...nice eye candy.lol

Favorite Crafts

I love work with fabric..creating something of beauty and usefulness from scraps. The scraps make cool kid bags, pencil pouches for operation Christmas Child boxes, book covers and warm quilts for local needs. Sewing calms my soul.

I like to do crazy quilting with beads, lace & ribbons ect but that is in the summer. The cold here makes my hands hurt too much then.

I love using cotton yarn to make clothes and afghans for myself and family members who can't wear synthetic threads. The leftovers become wash cloths. Any color will work. I use yarn gotten in Good Will or rummages to make loom knit hats that are given away. The leftovers are put into colorful afghans that are also given away.

I took up painting after becoming an empty nester. Now that I am retired ..painting time is harder due to hubby's needs increasing.

My respite time is spend going on guided tours creating a ton of pictures for 'wish I could create' paintings.

Last respite trip was Iceland, 2019. Loved the country...air is so clean there!! saw the Northern lights..:)

fun stuff

I love beads, buttons, yarn,ribbons and fabric.

COLLECTIONS: magnets....state ones...need Delaware

key chains....need Delaware.

recycled bags from national parks

postcards: local color, ethic, maps, paintings, national parks,

(love what you send as long as it is not x rated) As traveling gets harder for my husband, armchair travel by postcards is the way I fill my wandering spirit. At times now during respite time..I take bus tours now.

I love to get small coins and canceled stamps from international trades.

Lately I am finding goofy postcards funny...like the state bird is a 'skitter'. LOL. Or as an example...bears loving more tourists as they are tasty. One that I got in northern Michigan with gals in long johns posing as swim suit models give me a laugh.

In fabric swaps...I lean towards brights but can use all colors in my sewing

not wanted stuff

I am allergic to all perfumes, peanut butter, coffee and artificial sweeteners. Also can't eat wheat products now. My allergies...the gift that keeps on giving. :( So please do not send me any of these.) Please no Santa Claus's

I now can't handle wool yarn. It is very hard to breath around it. :(


uliaya rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Dear Dee, thank you so much for the wonderful card! And million thanks for the very special gifts! I wish you and yor family a very Merry Christmas time! Take care, Yulia
Comment: I love the cards you sent! Thank you so much! Have a divine day and happy swapping....
Fritosmom rated for Glam Up a Christmas Card Swap on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Glitter Bomb (LOL) Card Envie. I love it... Several years ago, I worked at Michael's-Christmas was the best & I always went home covered in Glitter. The cutest thing was when I looked at my Frito and his nose had glitter on it! A beautiful memory of my little buddy. Stay Safe
Gaucha rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Dear Dee, I wish you all the best. I hope our lives will be back to normal soon. Stay strong. And healthy! Love, Janneke
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: thank you! i got your resend!
Comment: Thanks for the cards! They will fit nicely into my Franken deck! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, a marvelous day and happy swapping....
Casmi rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Your card has arrived! It is going in my stocking to open Christmas morning. :)
Fabriqueen rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling cardinal card and extras! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Christmas card, gift tags and cute ATC. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you very much Dee for the very nice card and for the ATC and gift tags. I have never seen an ATC or even done one. As I don't care for paper crafts. Except for making cards now & again. Very seldom. But the Christmas ATC is neat & good job on it!
Response: I am loving to do ATC's as they don't take up a lot of space and are fun to do. The background paper is over 30 years old. It was given to me a few years ago. Glad you liked it
olenaspicer rated for Postage People ATC USA on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Just received the swap - so fun, thank you. Your postal person turned out great, love that postage stamp too. Thank you for the extra Christmas ATC and card- my very first of the season. Really enjoyed what you sent. Thank you :)
Response: I'm really getting into ATC's. It has been on my mind to make a Christmas ATC with that last bit of old paper(over 30s) Thank you for the heart
Stepht rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas card Dee and gift labels!!!
bethe rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #11 on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards! They are new to my collection. I really appreciate the bonus tea and stamps too!!! :)
Response: Glad you liked them. this swap is so much fun
Comment: I think I would like to be in Hawaii too. Thank you for the cat tags. They are so sweet.
Ace330660 rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card and extras !
NaitomeaMinx rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!
Sunflower107 rated for Fun with Felt ~ October 2020 on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: Oh, I just love these felt leaves. Thank you for the stickers also. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Response: I'm glad you like them. They were fun to make.
bpl76 rated for Jam-Dictionary Day holiday on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you now I am craving chocolate !!
Response: lol, I always can eat Chocolate.
jules4534 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #10 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Love them! Thank you!!

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BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!!

manders2280 on Jan 19, 2018:

My favorite simple pizza dough recipe:
I make calzone with this dough too, filled with spinach (10oz. frozen, thawed in a colander, and squeezed dry), ricotta, a little parmesan, and an egg. My husband likes a calzone with spaghetti sauce on the side; I like it plain.

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:

Thank you for the card. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:
mebanham on Mar 26, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card. My day didnt start bright but it definatley turned bright when i opened your card. Happy birthday xx

MissPaula on Mar 22, 2017:

Thanks for the sparkleicious birthday card! Hope your day is delightful!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

BlueberryLady on Feb 9, 2016:

Love the Potholder Fabric... Reminds me of a print almost like this I used to make a playpen pad and tote bag when I had my first son. Blessings and Hugs from OHIO.

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