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gizmodust

gizmodust
Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: September 18, 2021
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

Retired after working as a Lab Tech for 36 years. We produced animal health care products. I worked in the vaccine department, making vaccines for chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, horses and cats and dogs. It is very interesting work.

I live in a small town in Iowa. I grew up on a farm and will always be a country gal at heart. Big cities are nice to visit but I love the quiet and the friendly people of a little country town.

Now I finally have time to read. I love "scary" books and historical works. Not much into the romance books such as Harlequin.

I like to garden and DH and I had a small produce stand in the Summer for a couple of years. It wasn't a money making business but we met so many nice people. Plus we were selling healthy fruits and vegetables to people. I miss the fun.

Quilting is one of my favorite crafts and I enjoy all types of sewing. I especially like to make things for children. Cloth ball and blocks and quiet books. Even like to sew Barbie doll clothes. My all time favorite is X-stitching. But I love to try new crafts such as painting, scrapbooking and I've even made some garden art pieces. I'm a good starter but have trouble completing things.

I enjoy rummage sales and flea markets. Usually try to have 2 yard sales every year. Very interested in antiques. Especially old photographs, depression glass and old books. I'm also a collector of many things.

But my greatest love are my 4 kitties. All were strays or shelter adoptions. Even had to bottle feed one of them. They're all spoiled but bring so much joy to our lives. They're our "fur" babies. There's Puff and Gabby. Then Buffit and BOO. He's a character !!

I love Nature and being outside. All things weather, clouds, wind, trees and wildlife. I really enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Been seeing a few chipmunks this year. I used to have one that would take crackers with peanut butter, out of my hand. Love taking walks even in a gentle rain. Walks during a snow fall are wonderful.

Favorite Music

Oldies 50's and 60's Rock 'n Roll

Older Country Music

Older Folk Music (Peter, Paul and Mary)

Easy listening instrumental music

Kid Rock !!!????? Some of his songs are beautiful (Picture with Sheryl Crow) I just don't care for his early years.

Favorite Books

"SCARY" Books --- Horror and Fantasy --- Stephen King -- Anne Rice -- Dean Koontz - Robin Cook

Historical Romances ---
James Alexander Thom - Jane Auel - Catherine Cookson

Non Fiction -- Biographies --- James Herriott

NO Harlequin Romances, please

Favorite Crafts

Quilting

Sewing teddy bears, dolls and doll clothes and other children toys such as quiet books.

Scrapbooking (beginner)

X - stitching is my greatest love.

Photography

Misc. Favorites

Babies and Children and all animals except reptiles

Camping

Trying new recipes

Dining out and sightseeing

Patchwork and Rainbow Colors

Halloween

Angels and Fairies

Rings even the big, bold ones

Collections

CHOKIN dishes

Vintage Autograph Books

Depression Glass

Avon Bottles and all things Avon

Giraffes

Kaleidoscopes

Teapots

Oprah Book Club Books

Scrap pieces of fabric for sewing projects

Old photographs

All things CAT

Not My Favorites

Candy because I'm a diabetic

Pierced earrings because I don't have pierced ears

I don't watch a lot of TV or movies because DH is a remote junkie so I just pick up a book

Basically I'm easy to please as I'm always up for trying new and different things.

HAPPY 1000

Time to celebrate !!!!! Just received my "1000" -- 5 rating. I've loved this site ever since I joined. But slowed down a lot this year since the dreaded Covid-19 is around. Thank you all for the ratings. Means a lot to me. Happy Swapping.

Ratings

SatisHuman rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #8 on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: Great coloring!
fairypretty7 rated for CPG One Word Swap - Global on Sep 7, 2021
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Comment: Eek! Squeal ! Thank you for all the wonderful items love them all. Loved you learning more about you in your letter. It too is hot here at the moment more in humidity at the moment though. I am not much of a gardener, I did have a go a few years back at growing the NT’s most popular flower the Desert Rose, which I did pretty well, even growing from seed. Both my husband and I still work full time, so maybe we will try more when we both retire eventually. Hopefully I will see you in other swaps.
kssunlover1947 rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #7 on Aug 11, 2021
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Comment: Great swapping with you. I love the card you sent. And your note. Your story of the tornado warning brought me memories of my husband. He would do the same thing. And now my son and son-in-law do that also. It must be a guy thing.
kssunlover1947 rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #6 on Jul 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sending me this card to color and send home and your note. Hope you had a good 4th , I got to see daughter and 2 grandsons and their families on the 3rd. Didn't do much but was great to see them and the little kids.
CraftyTraveler rated for Local Postcard Swap - USA on Jul 6, 2021
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CraftyTraveler rated for Animal Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2021
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teejlc rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #5 on Jun 4, 2021
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Comment: This card is going to turn out so colorful and cute! I'm excited to add to it! Thank you for the lovely note. And yes, in fact, I LOVE rhubarb! My mom makes a fantastic rhubarb pie and I find that I love it best when it's not mixed with other fruit (like strawberries) that overpower the flavor. Now you have me craving pie!!
Snailmail1772 rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #4 on May 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the notecard. I can’t wait to color and send this one home on the next round. It sounds like you and your husband have green thumbs! I’m so happy you have hobbies you love, especially during these trying times. Take care and stay safe.
teejlc rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #3 on Apr 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty colored card and the nice note! I don’t have a green thumb, but spring definitely makes me want to get my hands in the dirt too. I bet your garden will be beautiful this year!
Lyndylou5 rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #2 on Mar 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the extra postcard, I love it! I know what you mean about doing things in spells. I'm the same way. I have to do things when the mood strikes me, and I'm constantly starting starting new projects, and finding new things to learn. I love choosing fabrics for a new quilt, and I love the cutting and piecing. But I really dislike putting the backing on. So I have a lot of unfinished quilt tops. Lol.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard and your story of the squirrels!
SeleneW rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #12 on Jan 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet note and bonus coloring PC! Happy New Year!
Eulegirl rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #6 on Nov 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for this one. It looks like it will be super fun to color!! Hope all is well with you!
kssunlover1947 rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #9 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Great hearing from you again. I love everything you sent and your nice note. We had our first frost just recently. We are having typical Kansas weather as Saturday it was low 70's and today was mid 40's. I will enjoy coloring on the card you sent and will get it out for the next round.
J198928 rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #8 on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. Take care :)
Eulegirl rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #5 on Aug 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the fun, glittery card and the extra and your sweet note!
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Comment: Thanks for the great poems and letterset and words!
jillybeanie rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jul 18, 2020
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Comment: absolutely LOVE your user name!
Response: Thanks for the heart. The user name is in honor of two kitties that are no longer with us but still in our hearts. DUSTY and GIZMO
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Comment: I LOVE my package of fun stuff, and thank you for the lovely note. I am looking forward to getting to my sewing room and perhaps finishing a few of the many started projects!
CHOWEFACE rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jul 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you June!

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Comments

Snailmail1772 on May 2, 2021:

Thank you for returning my Coloring Collab pc to me. It was a nice surprise and it’s gorgeous.

KarenFife on Jun 19, 2020:

Thank you for choosing me as your Unassigned Partner in the Postcard Roulette Swap. I love the postcard showing the town where you live! One of my favorite type of postcards to receive is small towns!! It looks very pretty!

kssunlover1947 on Jul 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for finishing my Collab Coloring PC. I love how colorful these cards are and how everyone colors their sections.

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Lina279 on Feb 27, 2018:

Thank you for being extra)

FundyGirl on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Fish Collab Coloring Postcard. It turned out super cute!

Coss on Sep 2, 2017:

Thanks for sending my CI Collaborative PC home. The end result looked great.

Fabriqueen on Jul 1, 2017:

Hi June, I just want to thank you again for the beautiful birthday card you sent to me! Everyone here are such blessings to my life! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

VelveteenRabbit on Dec 19, 2016:

I got your package today for the FF: Fat Quarter Fun swap and I loooove it! Snowflakes! :D Thank you for the lovely fabric and ribbon, the adorable buttons and the vintage seam binding. Everything was just perfect, and I enjoyed seeing the picture of the quilt. Thanks for taking time to write! :)

squince on Jun 13, 2016:

Thank you for the sweet card and pictures about Dewey!! I loved them!!

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