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pbcquiltlover

pbcquiltlover
Date Joined: October 24, 2012
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

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This past year has seen quite a switch in my employment: I used to teach elementary school kids creative writing through fairy tales and quilting on a sewing machine, but now I'm working with my husband mowing for his lawn service company. I burn really easily, so I have to wear long sleeve, jeans, gloves, hood over my face...you get the idea. He was shocked I could work like that in "sunny" south Florida!

We have also lost many of our kitties: Baby Girl and Teddy both crossed the rainbow bridge last year, and this year we've lost Honey and my sweetheart, Elvis. We also lost Dotty and Cuteness. Baby Boy still lives next door although I rarely see him, and we have Luna Belle who recently turned 8 years old as the last cat standing at our house. The others were all getting on in age (the eldest were over 16), so these passings weren't unexpected but they're still heartbreaking...

Favorite Books

My favorite authors are Jennifer Chiaverini (quilting), Anne McCaffrey & Mercedes Lackey (fantasy), Philippa Gregory (Tudor historical novels) and John Grisham (legal novels) as well as other authors in those fields. I just recently "found" Nora Roberts - I go through a lot of books on cds while I travel to/from the different schools where I teach, so I'm always on the lookout for stuff to listen to while perusing thrift stores, yard sales, etc. I have no problem with "previously enjoyed" anything!

Favorite Television

Netflix junkie: Bridgerton was incredible (I want to watch the entire series again!) Right now we're watching Anne With an E in between my hubby's random selections.

Favorite Crafts

Decades ago I taught classes through Creative Circle, so I'm experienced in embroidery, both stamped and counted cross stitch, lace net darning, candlewicking, needlepoint and quilting, but by far quilting has become my obsession and deepest love, although fabric postcards, tote bags, insulated water totes and other sewing projects poke their ways in from time to time.

My grandmother also taught me how to crochet when I was little, but I don't know how to read patterns so I make up my own stuff.

Pets

I adore my kitties! (at the beginning of 2020)...I had 8 cats. In order of age they are Teddy, Baby Boy & Baby Girl; Elvis & Dotty: and Cuteness. My daughter and her ex boyfriend adopted two kitties a couple of years back that they couldn't keep within a few months so Luna Belle and Honey have joined the herd. Luna Belle is the only one that stays in the house full time by her own desire. Cuteness & Baby Girl come in and out, and the others primarily prefer the outdoors but will come in during bad weather or fireworks.

I collect:

...keychains! They only "count" if they're sent by someone in that area, has visited that area or I have gone there myself. I have them from a number of states including Hawaii and Alaska as well as Hong Kong, England and Trinadad/Tobago. I have both an America map and a global map panel I plan on quilting and hanging up, attaching each key chain to the appropriate area. If you have my name in a swap and it's appropriate, I would love a cheap keychain with the name of your state/country/city...thanks!

Wish list:

Anything kitty, dragon, fairy, dragonfly or bright and colorful makes me happy!

I would love a keychain from your neck of the woods if it's appropriate for the swap.

I enjoy all sorts of crafty things. I also really enjoy newsy letters about anything, either typed or hand written.

Books on cd you've scored from a yard sale, dollar store, thrift store or clearance racks are heart-able and appreciated.

Washi tape is definitely appreciated. Stickers are always fun: if I don't use them personally, I can always use them for the kids when I'm teaching. Fairy-tale stickers are the best!

Ratings

Mistyinltown rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 4, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Panj rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 3, 2023
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SweetD rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 3, 2023
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beachchicken rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 2, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for all the great stuff! Love the Cat Shaming calendar page!
annim rated for Swapbot scattergories email swap on Feb 2, 2023
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much Christine for the wonderful envelope you sent! I absolutely loved all the extras, especially the crochet book and hook! (How thoughtful was that??) I am still reading your journal and am enjoying it. I thank you for the time and effort you put into this swap. If I could rate you more than a five, I would and I would add another 10 hearts! Take care and Happy New Year!
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Comment: thank you so much for the lovely card and song!
Kraftylady777 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much
perkl8r rated for QNT HSTS black w/batik #15 on Jan 24, 2023
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vlhafer54 rated for QNT HSTS black w/batik #15 on Jan 22, 2023
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Comment: Thank you - love the batiks - Happy Quilting!
GrandmaK rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 12, 2023
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MrsSarahMonster rated for Naked Nature Postcard - #2 on Jan 11, 2023
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Comment: Thank you! This arrived today ☺️
squince rated for TELL ME #14 on Jan 11, 2023
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Comment: Thanks!
octobereve930 rated for TELL ME #14 on Jan 11, 2023
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Comment: sent you a message.. still unread I will change the rating when I receive this card ...thank you and I hope all is well with you. ADDENDUM received your resend.. I hope all is improving in you personal situation now. xxxx 1/11
Response: Thank you for understanding - spent 5 days helping my daughter, and now they're faced with their suv being totaled, but she's afraid the payoff won't be enough to get them into another vehicle. =(
annaliesethegnome rated for TELL ME #14 on Jan 10, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love all the creative things you do!
swapwithyi rated for Ugly PC Swap # 65 on Jan 10, 2023
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Comment: the card is intertesting and i like it <3thankyou
MonkeyHouse rated for Naked Nature Postcard - #2 on Jan 9, 2023
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Comment: I really liked the postcard you picked out, snakes are an awesome representation of nature! Thank you!
mchesser12 rated for TELL ME #14 on Jan 7, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the Lion Country Safari postcard and sharing about your career. Do you like listening to your own voice? I prefer not to hear my own. I so want to learn quilting! Maybe when I retire.
NachoCheese928 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 5, 2023
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RaspberryRobot rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 1, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies

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Comments

BobaBarb on Jan 9, 2022:

I got the letter from you with the notes, thank you so much <3

9O96O on Dec 27, 2021:

The image didn't come through on that last message. Here is the postcard I mailed to you for PnS: Sender's Choice #324186. I hope you've received it.

Meisje on Apr 5, 2021:

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Wishing you a great day!

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Take care ♥

Fabriqueen on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hi Christine, I hope you are having a wonderful day and lots of time to work o a beautiful quilt. You should share a quilt on your profile. Quilting has been one obsession of mine for many years. Quilters are beautiful people!

Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

MissCocoa on Apr 5, 2021:

Hello. Hope you had a great 😊 🐣 Easter weekend ❤️

Poohtat on Apr 5, 2021:

Leave a Comment #3 ~ From Poohtat

fxmldr1 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hi. I read some quilting books by Jenniger Chiavirini years ago. They were really good. I hope you had a blessed Easter. Love the kitties names. We have 2 fur babies Bella ( mama) and Tiny.

blinger2008 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hello! I hope that you have a wonderful day!

leynaaaa on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hi! Hope you have a good day!

CWUmom on Apr 5, 2021:

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I hope you enjoy these. Have an amazing day. Happy swapping!

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