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patchworkchickadee

patchworkchickadee
Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: January 16, 2018
Birthday: April 27
Country: United States

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.

Found images and words for collage and smashing (from magazines, junk mail, paint ads, wrapping paper, etc.)

Stickers - flat for decorating mail

Handmade envelopes

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

DaiziDruke rated for Favorite Color on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for being such a good trooper on this swap! You sent me a wonderful selection of not-very-exciting beige goodies...and I love them! The envelopes are awesome...postcards, playing cards, ATCs...all of it! Just fabulous! Love how you upcycled the calendar page into an envelope. Hope your shop is very successful! Great name choice. 😊❤️
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Comment: Thanks for the nice letter and swap♥♥♥
SamiE rated for 5/5 ATC January 2018 :) on Jan 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cute House ATC. Really like it. Thanks too for the extras.
grammypammy rated for Happy note and a goodie on Jan 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Happy Note and Goodie! Loved all that you sent! Thanks for being a great swapper in this swap.
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Comment: This is the most WONDERFUL happy mail!! I wish I could give you a thousand hearts. Thank you so much for all the rainbows. You made my week! 🌈💖❤️💌
supersquirrel rated for 5/5 ATC January 2018 :) on Jan 14, 2018
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Comment: What a marvelous creation. Love your Washi House ATC. Thank you for the cute mini card, kindness cards and 3 of hearts cards too!!
sabbysteg rated for Adult Coloring PC #62 USA on Jan 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the card!
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Comment: I actually just re-watched Miss Congeniality a few months ago myself. It was still enjoyable after all these years. Thanks
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Hello Darlin' Thank you ever so much for the exceptional Magnolia Chunk! You are a hoot and a 1/2! I've seen the movie a few times & would definitely watch it again. I do love Southern charm and these ladies exuded in this movie. It has it's comical moments as well as heart breaking. But I'd still give a 10 star rating! Great happy mail!
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Comment: hello Becky -- thanks for the lovely envelope of assorted cards. Always love to get more cacti (wish I was in sunny Arizona now, more snow here haha). I'm more than happy to send along some clippings and such. All the best, al
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Comment: What a fun envie! And the ones you made -- yippee! Those will be fun to use -- thank you so much for them and the other fun goodies!
MyRetroSoul rated for 5/5 ATC January 2018 :) on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for this adorable ATC! It’s so creative the way you used the Washi tape. I actually created the name My Retro Soul specifically for my vintage shop that i have on etsy that has been on hiatus for a couple of years now. LOL! When my interests shift i go hard and snail mail has taken the time that i would have usually put in to selling vintage items in my shop. I still hunt for the good stuff at the thrift stores though and sell best finds on eBay every now and then. I keep meaning to get the my etsy going again but life is busy. I probably should just to pay for all the postage i use on swaps. Thank you for the great extras that you sent with the ATC. I will put them to good use. Happy New Year!
sassafrass rated for OSS: Note Card to Envelope on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful stitched card in my mailbox! Where do I begin? I love the kindness cards and paper goodies, but I especially love the handmade little owl card, and the sweetest kitty ATC. Love the cat note card too (of course because it has a cat!). I especially loved your handwritten letter. Everything you sent is so thoughtful and perfect. Thank you! I am sending out good vibes into the universe. Let's make this a good year!
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Comment: What a beautiful postcard! You put in all my favorite colors and your note was lovely. You totally brightened my day. Many warm wishes to you.
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Comment: A hibiscus in my favorite colors, perfect for a rainy day!
Larina rated for 5/5 ATC January 2018 :) on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC! Makes me think of spring time!
MawBella rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January Mania on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: I’ll give Maggie a hug for ya. She hates when one of us is gone too. Love the Chunk too ❣️❣️❣️ Thanks.
Fritosmom rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #12 on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Polar Bear. Temps went from 18 to 59 in three days!
mags142 rated for I Am Thankful For...Mega PC Swap on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Awesome Hobbit postcard! LOVEEEE

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Comments

cbzcando on Dec 24, 2017:

LOVE my chicken bag! It is super cute, and so perfect that the word “strong” is written on the handle, too. Thank you for the fun mail and for sharing your talents with me ❤️ (WIYM happy flat mail). Happy happy!

stiffneck78 on Dec 20, 2017:

kathiann on Dec 10, 2017:

Got your extra postcard/wall art in the mail yesterday! Had to pick it up from the post office or I would have had it a week ago. It is fantastic! It will be gaining a place in my office. The girls I work with have a lot of walls built up already, but I hope that with enough care, they will take them down and let safe people in. Thank you so much! (Also, the envelope itself was worth the cost of the extra postage. The whole package was divine!) Thank you again so much!

djcamp04 on Dec 9, 2017:

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day! 💜

tangerine on Dec 5, 2017:

I got the coloring postcards in the mail today - thanks Becky, you are so thoughtful and generous!!

Rosekoala02 on Nov 22, 2017:

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believeucan on Oct 19, 2017:

I am speechless . . .Thank you so much for the RAK. Such a lovely unexpected surprise. Love the envelope, card and beautiful handmade ornament . You brightened my day!

turtles27 on Oct 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for the House Mouse images! Let me know if there is anything I can send to you!

VioletFaye on Oct 11, 2017:

Thank You so much for my Wonderful Surprise package. I Love it! It was so kind of you.

1KraftyHeart on Aug 1, 2017:

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Thanks for taking the time to send me a non-touristy flower PC! It's beautiful!

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