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patchworkchickadee

patchworkchickadee
Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: July 23, 2020
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. They are both recent college graduates, and they are not quite settled yet.

For many years I devoted myself to parenting and homeschooling my children. 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, journaling, ATCs. and mail art.

My favortie things to receive

I have an abundance of crafting and mailing supplies. I am trying hard to avoid bringing new items into my crafting room. Amazon makes this quite a challenge! Your cheerful, loving words are enough for me. There is plenty of room in my heart for those. :)

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

I prefer non-touristy postcards if you have them.

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

X

Y yard sales

Z zinnias

Ratings

ToriRenee13 rated for easy postcard swap on May 25, 2020
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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!! 😘😘
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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! I’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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Comments

orneryswife on Feb 18, 2020:

Thank you for the birthday greetings! Just in time!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:


From the USA Happy Mail group

zurdoswifey on Dec 21, 2019:

Thanks so much for the awesome wishes in AWG....loved all of it and especially that "3 oz of whoop ass" postcards...I got a good chuckle

bluehairedmary on Dec 21, 2019:

Thanks so much for the beautiful postcards, especially the oversized ones! They are each pretty special! Thanks for sending in a nice handmade envie too! Special happy mail! ~AWG December

theevidenceisme on Dec 20, 2019:

Love these beautiful handmade photo envelopes! They are not only a great size, but they are some beautiful photography. Thank you for the December wish from A Wish Granted USA group!

pkpeace on Dec 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for the beautiful tag that you made for me, I love it!!!

AWG- Dec ❤️❤️❤️❤️

LadyJo on Dec 19, 2019:

Thank you for the AWG December wishes! I loved the Christmas postcard! Merry Christmas!

tcornell on Dec 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard RAK for AWG! Merry Christmas to you!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Dec 16, 2019:

Thank you for the pretty Christmas postcard RAK! (AWG) Happy Holidays!

Lonestarchild on Dec 14, 2019:

Such a pretty card and beautiful wishes! Thanks so much for such a great card/message. Dec AWG

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