Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: September 24, 2017
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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June 2017: I am dropping several groups. Caring for mom & dad is pretty demanding of my time these days. Staying in the groups that mean the most to me.
I rate with hearts on the swap itself, not that you add extras. I have limited craft space at the moment & if you don't add extras, I am happy! If your swap shows you put your ❤ into creating something for me then you will get a ❤! So please don't add extras at this time.
Jan. 6, 2017
Hello! Let me tell you a little about me. I'm not good at this sort of thing, but I thought my profile needed a little updating. My name is Deborah, but go by Debbie or Deb. I will be 61 this year, oh wow, where did time go!?! I am married to the love of my life, we'll be married 13 years in March. I have 2 daughters (2 son-in-laws), 6 grandkids (1 grand-daughter-in-law) and 2 precious GREAT grand children (boy & girl). I'm a proud Mimi.
I have one fur baby, Skeeter.
Over the last few yrs. I have become my parents main caregiver. Mom has Alzheimer's & dad has Parkinson's. Starting this year I will be doing 3 month stays at a time. Then go home to Kansas for 2 or 3 weeks (gotta recharge my batteries, lol) then back here. My 2 sisters fill in for me while I go home. By the end of this year it will be fulltime. My hubby is still working in Kansas, he has a couple more years before retirement. When he retires we will be moving in permanently with dad & mom. I hate being away from him for long periods but like he says, "We do what we have to do." I'm glad I have got to spend the time with mom. Because now she no longer knows who I am. There are some days I think she knows me. We can have a week of good days and then a few bad days are thrown in. It is the hardest, saddest, thing I have ever had to face in my life. But, I am getting thru it!
That is why I came back to Swap-bot. I needed some sort of crafting outlet. I have a couple hours of "free time" during the day that I can actually call me time. I do love my crafting.
My favorite color is Purple, but I do love all colors!
❤ small charms
❤ bling bling bling!
❤ small items for ATC's
❤ stamped sayings & phrases
❤ Old B/W pictures and/or vintage images (ATC size) & ephemera
❤ Vintage book pages, pictures
❤ game, puzzle pieces, scrabble letters
❤ teas (green & flavored) hot choc.
❤ easy sewing patterns (copies are great)
❤ tiny blank pocket journals ❤ anything to use in art journals
❤ old keys or spoons to alter
❤ any pictures of birds, flowers, elves, fairies,dragons.
❤ Snickers, Reece's Peanut butter cups & Hershey's w/almonds
❤ Crockpot recipes
❤ Washi samples
❤ The color Purple, soft pink & spring green together, hot pink & lime green together, pink & black or brown together.
❤ Brads, buttons & Bling!
I left swap-bot nearly 3 years ago. I Flaked & had a 1. I wasn't proud of it. It has bugged me all the time I was gone. I contacted her to make swap up. It shows from tracking # it was received. She has received the swap & re-rated me. I will keep the 3 to remind me that sometimes life gets me down, but in the end I know to get up, dust myself off and keep going
We live in rural area. I am only able to leave the house once a week when I have someone to come sit with mom & dad. So I have bought a postal scale & stocked up on stamps. And if I'm in doubt on amount I will add extra stamps. So if EVER you get postage due from me please please let me know & I will send you stamps to cover. I will put my swap in the mailbox in the mornings, mail runs between noon & 3pm. I will not mark sent until any swaps have been picked up by postal carrier. I keep track of my swaps when I send & start worrying after about a week when they are being sent in US. You may get a message from me when I feel like it's been an ample amount of time to arrive just checking with you. That way I can start on a resend. I rate as I open my swaps the day they arrive. If I haven't rated you, please contact me. It either means I got sidetracked with caring for my mom or it hasn't arrived. Ratings are important to all of us. I ask the same from you upon receiving from me. Thanks.
As I finish my swaps I will upload pictures to my Flickr account. So if you want to be surprised don't peek. But I would like any and all comments on pictures.
Still waiting on a rating from:
@thevioletgypsy for January senders choice ATC
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