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patchworkchickadee

patchworkchickadee
Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: September 10, 2018
Birthday: April 27
Country: United States
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About Me

I share my home in North Carolina with my husband of 25 years, our dog, and sometimes our son and daughter. My daughter just graduated from college, and my son is almost done.

For many years I devoted myself to parenting and homeschooling my children. This time in my life is all about me. I am still trying to figure out what's next. I enjoy the extreme luxury of being able to stay home and craft all day.

I LOVE COLOR. A recent, very long search for a new (used) car brought us to a plain white mini van. The salesman, knowing my fear of driving, encouraged me by saying white cars are the safest because they are the easiest to see. My husband laughed and explained to the man that if I had a choice, my car would be the color of my shirt. :) It was bright pink. :) He was exaggerating. I would choose turquoise.

Favorite Colors

Spring green and turquoise. Also pinks, dark coral, creamy yellows, and not-too-bright oranges. I like rainbowy colors also, but the mid-tones are my favorites.

Favorite Movies

I DON"T like movies that are creepy, extremely violent, or depressing. Other than that, I'm easily entertained. The Proposal, Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, the Bourne series, Goodwill Hunting, The Blind Side, Notting Hill.....

Favorite Crafts

I am a reuse artist. I enjoy the thrift and creative challenge. It gives me great pleasure to make pretty things out of trash. I am a jack-of-many-trades, but master of none. Often I start with the materials, figure out a use for them, and then figure out how to prettify them.

I do a bit of sewing, quilting, embroidery, collage, card making, scrapboking, SMASH journaling, ATCs. and of course mail art.

My favortie things to receive

Cheerful thoughts

Kind words

Handmade items are treasures for me. Even if the swap calls for store bought, I would prefer handmade always.

Smash journal prompts/ideas

Small, colorful, cotton fabric scraps

Stickers - flat for decorating mail

Handmade envelopes

Stationery for letter writing. I write looong letters. Again, would love handmade.

I prefer non-touristy postcards if you have them. I'm working on a collection to dress up a large, boring, hallway wall.

As far as particular images go, in general, I like pretty, happy, colorful things.

ABCs of Me

A art therapy, ATCs

B buttons. birds, berries

C color, carousels, chandeliers, china, clouds, collage, county fairs

D daffodils

E elephants, embroidery

F felt, flowers, fabric, fairy tales, folk art

G gratitude, green, glass door knobs

H handmade, hardwood floors

I integrity

J Junk journals

K kindness, kissing!

L lavender, letter writing

M mosaics, miniature things, mail art

N Netflix

O old buildings

P pizza, patterns, postcards

Q quilts

R rainbows, rainy days, re-purposing stuff

S sincerity, stained glass, smooth stones

T trees, tea, tolerance, thrift stores

U

V vine-ripe tomatoes

W

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Y yard sales

Z zinnias

Ratings

HannahsMommy07 rated for MAE - Express Yourself on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: YOU DO SUCH AWESOME WORK!
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Comment: Love the postcard, Becky! Thank you!
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Comment: I appreciate the time & effort you put into this swap. It is a very clever card. I adore the envelope you made to send the swap in.
ArtsyEm rated for Profile-based Postcard - US Only on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Love love love it! The Dark Tower<3 And magnetic too-- how cool!
Autumn5 rated for Profile-based Postcard - US Only on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! This was so fun to receive and has so many things I enjoy! I love it :))
babypansy rated for BP and PC private on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: I loved your postcard!! Thank you so much, your writing is very pretty and it for sure brightened my day. Lucky coincidence that you bought the pretty prints, I really really liked it.
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Comment: Oh, I love both of the things you sent me!!! Your mail made me very happy!! šŸ˜˜šŸ˜˜
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Comment: Thanks for this great PC and quote! I just saw that same one recently elsewhere! It's a great one! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
squince rated for WPS - Quote on a Postcard #5 on Jul 27, 2018
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Comment: Great quote -- great card!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #17 on Jul 25, 2018
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tknight rated for Chatty Kathy Letter Friends! on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Nice pic and note! Would you mind sharing if you sprayed something on the artwork to protect it, and if so what? It holds up so well.
Response: It was supposed to be more watercolor-y, but I couldn't find an ultra fine point sharpie. The thicker lines called for bolder color. I sealed it with Valspar gloss topcoat because that's what I had. I don't like the rough finish. I think you can use any kind of spray - I read recommendations for Krylon.
Chaosfay rated for WPS - Quote on a Postcard #5 on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic cat card. The quote is a fine choice.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely compliments on my work!
mandigutterrose rated for SS: Free/Ad PC July 2018 on Jul 22, 2018
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Comment: I've been making more time for reading, I spend so much time on the kids there isn't much time for what I like. So a page in the bathroom here and there is how I fit it in.
Response: Enjoy every minute you can with your kiddos. There will be plenty of time for reading when they are grown. :)
TrishaLSmith rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #8 on Jul 21, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful elephant postcard. Thank you.
christy102194 rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #8 on Jul 17, 2018
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monsbrick rated for Chatty Kathy Letter Friends! on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: Becky, your letter just arrived and yes I DO feel a resonance with you and I aim to write you back! Iā€™m not always the fastest at writing but you have inspired me! I will write back to you.
ScrapHappySewer rated for Happy Little Notecards #78 on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your lovely letter!! It brightened my day!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. It sounds like you had the perfect day!

Rating Overview

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Comments

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 18, 2018:

Thank you for the Joelle Felyce postcard and quotes!

AWG

bbsporty on Aug 18, 2018:

Thank you for all of the beautiful stickers you sent me from my AWG: August wishlist!

Lonestarchild on Aug 15, 2018:

Oh. MY. GOODNESS! Handmade art for my new hippie house. LOVE IT. Just love it. Thank you so much -- totally made my day!! Thank you thank you! Aug AWG

babypansy on Aug 13, 2018:

Thanks for the lovely postcard and being willing to sending me a postcard!

HappyMom on Aug 9, 2018:

Becky - Thanks for granting my BD wish on AWG - I love the card and the ATC - both are awesome! THANK YOU!!!!! And, I love how you decorated the envelope :) ty

stormofangels on Jun 23, 2018:

Hi hi, thanks for your message regarding the chunk of cardboard! Glad to know there is someone else out here that loves Polka dots! :)

djcamp04 on May 30, 2018:

Just dropping by to say hi! HI šŸ‘‹

bluehairedmary on May 28, 2018:

Thanks for the wonderful postcards for my May AWG Postcards! Great selection!

craftyone on May 26, 2018:

Thank you so very much for the surprises in my mailbox! I love, love these stickers - nice ones like these are so hard to find. Beautiful cards. It was so fun seeing all my favorite things! You are awesome!

zurdoswifey on May 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for the handmade envies for the May AWG wishes...loved them all...but absolutely loved the lighthouses...Thanks again and have a lovely week =)

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