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gizmodust

gizmodust
Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: December 10, 2017
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

Retired for 8 years 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's 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

bonni56 rated for Christmas Cards #3 on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much June for the inserts and letter. It was great to hear about your life and how you are planning to get ready for Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I actually like this card quite a bit so it all worked out 😉 Happy Holidays-Juliane
millie52 rated for Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. I enjoyed your letter. You sound a lot like me, I like a real tree for Christmas because it makes the house smell nice and when I do a thorough cleaning in the summertime and find a needle or two it makes me smile. I don’t write a lot in my cards because my hands hurt from writing making the letter messy so it. I’m a bit old fashioned in many ways. I especially like the old ornaments that are three dimensional with little figurines in them. I don’t have many but I’m slowly find more at flea markets. I save all my cards and will save you letter too. Merry Christmas.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I also will find pine needles well into the year. No matter how well you try to clean them up some will escape. Merry Christmas.
mariewilliams810 rated for Christmas Cards #3 on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the card and wonderful ornament. Happy holidays!
squince rated for CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD SWAP - USA on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Love the card and your note! Have fun when you come up here! :D
Ancalime rated for Eyes closed swap 2 on Dec 7, 2017
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lynnerfb rated for Collab Coloring PC #19 on Dec 6, 2017
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ainaignies rated for Eyes closed swap on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: thank you
StarburstOwl rated for Eyes closed swap 2 on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Ancalime rated for Eyes closed swap on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for such experienced postcard and nice note. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday.
kssunlover1947 rated for Collab Coloring Pc #18 1/2 on Dec 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sending me this flower card to color on and send on. Also thank you for the note your sent. I don't do much decorating but I do like to have my 2 little fake trees with so many ornaments from many swaps over the last 20 years. Also my son lives next door and he love to do outside decorations so I get to see his.
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Comment: What a cute and fun journal! Thank you!!
LoveThis rated for Eyes closed swap on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: thankyou very much for ther beautiful tram card :)
Hsing rated for Eyes closed swap on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: Dear June, Thank you so much for the postcard! It looks really interesting! It is so cool to hear that you were on a motorcycle trip! I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving and happy holidays! --Jess
kssunlover1947 rated for Collab Coloring Pc # 18 on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the new card you sent. I will enjoy coloring it and sending it on. Also thank you for the Corn casserole recipe. I will have to try it.
kssunlover1947 rated for Collab Coloring PC # 17 1/2 on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sending me your card to color and pass on. I will enjoy coloring the little squirrel. Hope your husband is doing better. I know how they can be when they are the patient.
Vickyen rated for Collab Coloring PC #17 on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Hi June! I am so sorry for the late rating - your mail got buried on my desk - oops! I knew I had it but could not remember where I put it - yikes! Thanks so much for your nice note and I hope your hubby is doing better! Will get this pc colored and sent home! Love the stickers as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Peachapatchi rated for Mystery Box on Nov 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies. I had a blast looking through the whole box!
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Comment: Wow June, thank you so much, especially for your story of the Bridge of Maddison County. I loved your package and thank you so much for all the pictures and your letter about all of them. Wish you all the best 😘😘😘😘
Mimi7 rated for Collab Coloring PC #16 1/2 on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Hi June, This card (birds) was so neat. I want to order some from this artist. I colored it yesterday, the day I received it. LOL It was such fun. Thanks also for the sticky spider and cute envelope with him on it. Have a nice weekend. Thanks for the letter I enjoyed reading about what you have been doing. Here in southern Illinois it went form 77 for a high to 44 for a high today, yesterday was 77, crazy weather!!

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Comments

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

Heirloom on Sep 4, 2015:

~New USA swap posted~

for Fabric Fanatics!

Heirloom on Jul 20, 2015:

stevado on Feb 26, 2015:

I want to thank you again for that wonderful swap you sent me. I hope to meet you soon again in swap bot♥♥♥

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