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gizmodust

gizmodust
Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: January 23, 2020
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.

Ratings

Autist rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - A on Jan 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for lovely letter!! I love when swappers take time to write a whole letter!! The A stuff was fantastic too!! Good luck with the quilt!
BLUR rated for First and last lines No.17 on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: That first line is fantastic. I hate a slow beginning on a 1100 pager :D
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Comment: Thank you for the darling card and your letter and the labels! Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
CookieMomster78 rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #12 on Jan 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you and happy 2020!
ChristineMartinez rated for Me from A to Z on Dec 24, 2019
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your A to Z! Thank you for the Christmas card too!
PrettyAlice rated for Another version...ABCs of me on Dec 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much! Happy holidays!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card. I love your gift for your friend. Im sure it will brighten her holidays. Merry Christmas!
1koolkrafter rated for Fabric Fat Quarter Swap- USA on Dec 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the nice fat quarters. I liked the patterns. Happy Holidays
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Comment: Love the card. Merry Christmas. Thanks for extras. Loved the stationary you wrote on.
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Comment: Thank you very much June for very pretty Red Cardinal card and for the tags and your note. I too feed the birds & squirrels here. And, also, the woodpeckers with suet. It's like menagerie around here, lol ! I love it though! We are having such strange weather here for December! We actually are having a thunder storm with barrels of rain. Strange , as that never happens here in Canton,PA.! Crazy! I'm no where done Christmas shopping & normally I'm done long by now. But we have a new puppy in the house & I've been so busy with him. Oh yeah, I love Etsy too! I'm always buying from them! Have a wonderful Christmas !
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Comment: I enjoyed your card with the cardinals and your letter. Thanks. My husband came up with the idea where, instead of the usual presents, we each have $35 to buy 6 gifts for each other. This year so far I got him 3 books, a DVD, a pill carrier and still have $7 left, which I'll probably spend on snacks. Solves the gift problem. Susan (brooklynbunch)
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Comment: Thank you so very very much (^o^)/ what a great Christmas pc
Dinkyde rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #11 on Dec 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet note on your lovely notecard; sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. Also thank you for the beautiful coloring postcards.
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Comment: Beautiful card and I enjoyed reading about your holiday. My husband is also saving up for a bike. The ornament was a fun surprise and it now hangs proudly on our tree!
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Comment: thank you for the cute card and extras!
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Comment: Haven't opened it yet (saving for December), but thank you! Wishing you all the best this holiday season and throughout the new year!
GrrrMeoww rated for Seal and Send Penpals on Nov 26, 2019
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Comment: Got your note and your letter, sorry for the late response! Things have been a little difficult lately. I'll respond as soon as I can!
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Comment: June! Thank you for the awesome letter - it was fun to read about your plans. I love letters! Your card is so cute, too. Thanks for the goodies and Merry Christmas!
dogmom16 rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #3 on Nov 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card, letter, and extras! Merry Christmas!
debbee2014 rated for Vintage Postcard Swap #1 on Nov 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the skunk... he is cute. I've never been to Escanaba Mich. either.

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Comments

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!!

lloydp on Jun 6, 2016:

Have a great birthday my friend. Pat Lloyd

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