June 17, 2013
Update, I have received a few swaps, Hubby will be going to the PO box soon also.
The ones I have here at home, I will be opening/reading on my trip and rating when I can get to the internet access.
A dear friend, well almost my sister-in-law, if my brother had not passed, she would have been my SIL, passed this weekend.
I wanted to get to the swaps I have and just cold not.
I will rate, so please do not think you won't get rated. You will., please bear with me. please!
I feel so overwhelmed by death and my daughter's illness and then add to that my stupid mind and body.
May 8, 2013. I have rated the swaps I have received to date. I am still overwhelmed with Pms and will try to read them this coming week. I hope that by the time I get that done, my next load of mail that hubby can pick up from the PO box will be here for me to read/ rate.
Today is cloudy and rainy and it is making me real, real sleepy. But I wanted to get the ratings done today, no matter how tired I am so that the partners can finally sigh relief.
If I have not rated you, this means I have not received the item yet. It could be in the PO box waiting for pick up, so please do not be concerned, I will PM most of the time before rating, especially if I have to rate less than five.
Note: my art I send you is for your personal keepsake or to send along. It is not to take and use it for your personal gain, It is not to be put in your artwork and then you sell it, claiming it is yours.
I have a feeling I am speaking for the most of us, if that is what you are here swapping for. Do not use my artwork for your personal gain. It is a gift for your personal pleasure. If money is to be made from my artwork, then I want the profit and I will be the one selling it.
March 12, 2013
I beg of your mercy.We have found out that my daughter has a fatal disease. I have just been keeping up with a few swaps, signing up for fewer and ignoring any I have received. I did read/open all I had the other day and will rate them today as long as I have the time to do so.
Please if you have sent and I have not rated you and I basically ignored the PM.s do not send a second time. I am devastated and beginning to start the circles of stunned life.
She is my baby, all mothers know that, we think of our children as babes in arms, even though we know they are well rounded adults.
Gastroparesis is her disease. We have know she was sick and with what for a few months now. But we did not know that it is a killer. In my opinion, to make the story short and not full of medical terms, she is slowly starving to death.
Ironic huh? We live and we have a fill abundance of food available to us, yet she is slowly dying.
... Feb11, 2013,
Ahhhh! Finally I had an evening wiht a couple hours I used to read/open the swaps, the following morning I rated the swaps. I am nearly caught up.
I will be reading/opening the balance of the swaps, the ones I have received since last Sunday and rate them, I hope in the morning.
I have some work I have to do first, both online and in the house, so I am hoping that as soon as that is finished, I can get to the swaps I have received.
As for Pms, I will read those when I have the time to do so. My first obligations, I feel are to get my swaps out on time and rate as soon as I can possibly do so.
I am not reading and marking read, I simply have so much to do at home, when I am here, that prioritizing is vital.
Many folks ask me about our beliefs, and hear rumors that are not true.
For anyone that would like to know more about Jehovah's Witnesses and if we believe in Jesus, (yes we do) the link here is the best way to read about us.
I will also put it up in the links section so you can just click on it, if you wish.
I try my best to do what Jehovah asks of me. Alas, I am far from perfect, so I fail daily.
I want to be a better wife, mother, sister, daughter, neighbor, woman and human. And it is so frustrating that I fail to do so, so often. ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ I always send my swaps.
I never rate 1 & 3 without prior message, so I I would ask for the same from other swappers.
*I am a female and love being one!
*I am a married and have two grown children
*We have been married over 25 years and this is my only marriage.
*I love talking about Jehovah God, it is my favorite thing to do.
*I love looking out at the mountains when I can, each day.
*Much of what is below is kind of repeated below in other choices.
*I like to use my hands to make things. I am a needle arts person.
I have moved information around. Please if there is a concern and you think it may be somewhere on this page, go for reading the parts you feel is appropriate.
Since I re-purpose a lot, if you get something from me, it may have had a previous use.
My darling kitty cat, Miscellanous is her name, (Misky for short) is a very precious part of my life. I want to change her name to Bubbles.
I am a Postcrosser. And I really like to swap.
*I do have a list of cannot have's that I would like respected.
If I end up with something on my list of cannot haves, I would not be able to keep the item.
*And lastly, please have a wonderful day.
I figure that the cannot haves should come first. Most of the time I get goodies that I like, even if they are on my like list or not.
Cannot Haves Things I do not want at all! I am NOT willing to shove my beliefs down anyone's throat, if they ask for some of my literature, I am more than willing to send. If they ask about my beliefs I am more than willing to share.
I will share Bible verses if the swap lends itself to it.
I do ask that I be treated in the same manner. please.
I really ask that these are respected also, please. I cannot accept things that are or have to do with nationalism, patriotic, holiday, religion, occult , spiritism, witchcraft, spells, and evolution.
This includes idols and icons. Crosses, statues of Mary, rosary beads, are all things I will have to throw away if I receive them. This would include, pictures, drawings and photos of Jesus, God, angels and any Bible characters.
Also, since I do not use curse words please keep the items you send clean of them. I try not hang with people that use them and those that do, they try not to use them around me, if they use them at all, (This is family, whom I love and would miss if I expected perfection, however I chose to avoid close association with those that do like to use those words in their everyday language.)
Along with that, I try to avoid reading books with them in it, and I try to avoid watching anything that has the curse words in it, even to the point of avoiding the bleep sound a lot.
I do so appreciate all of you whom do use those words, that try not to put them in the communication and swaps you share with me. Thank you for your consideration. I know it is a habit and a way of life, so taking the extra effort, really makes me happy.
I am highly allergic to any artificial sweeteners. Please do not send anything with that in it..
I am allergic to many scented things, however some of them I am not, so take the chance, I have family I can re-gift too if I cannot handle it. I do dislike the baking scents, you know vanilla, cookies, cake along those lines. I love the smell of real things baking do not get me wrong. Thank you.
My favorite book is of course the Bible.
Second is the book Draw Close to Jehovah.
I like the Cat Who mysteries.
And I have a collection of crochet books. I do like other craft books, on certain subjects. These are paper crafts, not origami though, embroidery, crazy quilt, paper crafts, from scrapbook to card making.
The older crochet book the happier I am. Reproduced of those is OK, but like any collector, the originals are much better. (wink)
dislikes I feel dislikes are a bit different that cannot haves.
I dislike the colors brown, orange, read. Basically fall colors. Though a fall postcard, not holiday, can be so beautiful.
I do not need any drink mixes please, unless the swap requires one. I can buy them on sale and have an entire shelf dedicate to teas, hot cocoa, coffees.
I do not drink sweet drinks but the hot cocoas and those are rare.
I forgot to add, I dislike almost all chocolate.
Dark chocolate is good sometimes.
I absolutely hate to receive cards depicting hunting, hunters, dead animals, animal races, fishing, bull fighting, etc.
At the urging of one of my senders, I redid my profile. I figured since I had to add info about DD, I should just take care of the entire page today.
Favorite Crafts This is so easy.
Crocheting, is my favorite. And then postcard designing and making and then crazy quilting and other quilting.
I do beading, jewelry making, paper crafts, as mentioned above, gardening, and I love to cook and bake, not so much fancy, but different.
I really love baking different breads, though I no longer do much of that, since it is just my husband and I.
I would love to draw better, but alas that is my sisters area. I am getting better though.
I collect old postcards and other postcards. And I like to see the history behind some of the cards I own.
I love to get very old postcards. The older the better. I have also found that in searching for postcards, many of them are exactly alike and prices can vary form reasonable to 'well they will never sell this.
I like vintage cookie cutters. Vintage crochet hooks, and vintage laces.
Note please: My favorite is crocheting.I design most of my bookmarks I crochet, none are ever the same. If you are my partner, and think the swap lends itself to a bookmark, please PM me, even if it is senders choice, I can try, yes try to please you by making it a color you like. The design will still be mine, and the color needs to be a basic color, like pink, red, green. not persemeumeninone, or grangtiononer, well you get the point. lol Level 2 on the color wheel in other words is about the colors I have on hand.
I do also make paper and lace/ribbon bookmarks, these are basic bookmarks, nothing fancy, but I enjoy making them.
I like to design and make postcards.
I quilt, embroider, photo, garden, cook, bake, and loom knit. I am starting to draw and learning each step of the way.
I am trying to learn needle lace making and needle tatting. Still learning when I get the time and energy.
I really try to re-purpose as much as I can. I am learning and making recycled paper books, some use these for journaling, others for lists and they can be made to be refillable, so the book can be reused as much as you want to make the pages after the first time. These are still crude, so they are not perfect like I have received and seen. But I am getting better.
allergic for those I send to. Allergies can be so serious that I feel I must post this.
My cat is a very much loved part of my household. She does like to sit on my lap when I am doing my crafting, if she can get there.
So if you are allergic and/or have family that is allergic, please, please be aware of this fact.
Favorite Music My favorite music is the Kingdom Songs .
From the Sing Praises to Jehovah Songbook and the Sing to Jehovah song book.
After those there are a few I like. Sweet Home Alabama is my favorite all time song after the above ones.
I do like the Eagles, as far as bands go, they are my favorite.
I do like a lot of the 50-10's music. I am not much of a music person. So I usually ask for no music to be sent or swapped.
Favorite Movies Three movies are my lifetime favorites.
All of which I have watched a number of times, that cannot be counted and I will watch again and again.
Other Side of the Mountain. Unfortunately, I do not think it is out on DVD.
While you were Sleeping. I have that one.
And The Phantom of the Opera, with Gerard Butler.
I do like the older black and white romances and comedies, but not slap stick comedies. Cary Grant is a favorite.
I am particular about the movies that are out now days. I personally do not like the violence and I dislike the morals they no longer have in the movies.
Favorite TV, is harder.
Lately, well since I heard the news about my daughter, I barely watch TV. The shows I liked are just not important anymore.
I like a variety, and then again I am fussy about that also.
I detest violence. So that limits a lot of what I chose to watch.
Usually it is the old shows that appeal to me. I do like Dr Phil and many of the court shows. And I do like Discoveries medical and ID channels. And TCM is nearly the first channel I turn too.
My favorite is the Bible. I have enough of those and enough Bible based literature.
Fawns, delight me. Postcard fawns will go up on my fawn wall, I like little fawn jewelry and trinkets. Fawn plates are something I have a few of also.
If it has a fawn, I usually will like it.
You know I made my first ATC the other day. I am so weird, it is just fabric glued on a card. I have not decided how to finish it.
I would love a few simple ATC;s so I can get the idea of what I can do. I cannot draw that well yet. but I am learning. I stress simple, because I am learning and right now, I could not do a swap for a fancy one justice,
I love domestic cats, mostly tabbys, all colors of them. I do not like hairless cats, nor siamese cats. Cat themes items are cool, unless that are either of the cats I dislike or holiday items.
Spring and summer colors are my favorites.
I love the blues of those seasons, the purples, violets, pinks, yellows, greens and blue greens, well so on.
I crochet, so crochet based items are always welcome, same with embroidery, scrapbooking, quilling and fabrics.
Thank you all, and have a great day, week, month,year, well you get the point.
I should add this. My daughter loves rubber duckys, and Gone with the Wind memorabilia.
My sis is a teacher so any thing a teacher can use, would be used if not by her, she will pass it along.
My adorable nieces are in Jr high now.
The oldest likes to collect different erasers. The youngest likes bird house looking things.
Like postcards or stickers so small bits of fabric, s&p shakers are Ok, but too costly to ship. But no real bird houses. She likes the cutsie colorful thingys.
Mother is a reader.
Hubby likes picturesque and cards, playing and postcards, of sailing ships with the masts up. Not sail boats though.
My son is an odd one, He is into tools and such. perhaps cool patterns of boxes ans such to saw and build. Daughter in Law likes black and brown bear things.
My grand daughters are just girly, cool teen jewelry, no religious, spritistitc, Wicca, nationalistic or named ( Like that Hanna gal stuff) just plain jewelry.
*Reading easily puts me to sleep, so I cannot always read PMs each time I log in. Please do not think I am ignoring you, or reading then mark as new. The only time I mark as new, is when I need to remember an address or a swap coming up.
*Once again, please do not feel I am ignoring anyone one, I am not doing that. ~~~~~
I travel a few times each year, so if there is a question about one of my swaps, please know I am not ignoring it, I am unable to access the swap site.
Or now since my life will never be the same as above, please understand I am not slacking, I send on time and always rate only when I can open/read my swaps.
*I will however, do private swaps for PCs, if I can find the PCs, if anyone that would like one from these states:
*I get to Wyoming often if there is a Wyoming or Colorado card you are interested in. I cannot promise the card, but I can promise to look.
I always send my swaps, no exceptions! But sometimes people don't receive it... The best way to solve it, is to send me an email or PM, so I am aware of any problems and I can re-send it for you. USPS post is funny... I received postcard sent from UK quicker than a letter from a close city sent on the same day...So please, be patient. If by any reason you don't have your stuff after 6 weeks from "sent date", please, let me know!
*An example of this, is, I just got a letter from someone with the postmark April 2011, it arrived in July 2012
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