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pbcquiltlover

pbcquiltlover
Date Joined: October 24, 2012
Last Online: April 15, 2021
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

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. Baby Boy still lives next door, and we have Dotty, Luna Belle and Cuteness. They 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! I have 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

Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #241 on Apr 15, 2021
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Comment: Hi Christine! I enjoyed reading about your weekend and quilting, sounds awesome! Thank you for the extra goodies as well! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Sagebrushs rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the neat card!
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kayebubbly rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: thank you for the swap
HadesMonster rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard with the lovely quote!
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Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you so much! Stay Safe!
debbiespoms rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the turtles PC.
squince rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: thanks
samsstuff rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #3 on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: I like orange, but it's not one of my favorites. There are some very pretty shades of orange, though.
kayebubbly rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 11, 2021
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me2az50 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #3 on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: Obsessed with orange. I agree it is a happy color.
pinklilly rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #3 on Apr 10, 2021
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megan1230 rated for Paperback Book Postcard on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: Dang! It's hotter in FL than SO Cal! We don't hit the 80's until the afternoon! It's 60 degrees right now and I have all the windows open hoping to cool down the house before the warmth!
neecie rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #3 on Apr 9, 2021
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HadesMonster rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #3 on Apr 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the nice letter and pretty butterfly!
GreenPingu rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #3 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you and happy springtime :D
leynaaaa rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #3 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the comment!
MCGalaxy rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #3 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Orange is a nice fall color

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Comments

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!

CurlyTea on May 8, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

anrtist on Jul 2, 2018:


spreading a little butterfly love! ;-)

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