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pkpeace

pkpeace
Date Joined: January 22, 2016
Last Online: December 17, 2018
Birthday: October 26
Country: United States
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STROKE

Dear SB Friends...

On 9/30/18 I had a stroke which left me with a very weak L hand. More specifically I have no pincher grasp. I would very much appreciate your thoughts and prayers as I work diligently to regain use through both PT and OT. Also, my carotid artery is completely blocked. 100%. My body made it's own way to bypass blood flow over an extended period of time. I believe that my neurologist will schedule surgery within a month - 6 weeks from today (10/18). I will update as I know more. Thanks for being such a loving community!

Also, I passed every stroke test while having the stroke... please be aware that signs are often different for women. If you're in doubt... call 911!

Some things to know about me...

  • I reuse packaging. If I'm sending you a bubble mailer chances are high that it's traveled before! I encourage you to do the same, at least if you are sending something to me.

  • I repurpose, reuse, recycle, upcycle... whatever you want to call it... I call it doing my part to keep stuff out of the garbage and subsequently the landfills!

I love reuse centers. The one in NJ closed and that's sad for me but you may have more luck...

International! Check out the reuse center in your neighborhood! Here's a link to find your local shoppe!

Some other things important to me...

Being kind and reaching out to a stranger in need is incredibly powerful. Kindness can change the world.

My love for dogs is something that partly defines me. From puppies to senior dogs, they all have my heart! I am a peaceful, soulful person that adores treating strangers to a cup of coffee! If I'm at a coffee house I many times will just pay for the person in front of me!

Favorite Music

My taste in music is quite eclectic! I can listen to my husband play the acoustic guitar all night! We enjoy music from the Woodstock era to Natalie Merchant. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Eagles, Pink Floyd, Buddy Guy, Box Scaggs, Van Morrison.... my husband and I met through our love of the Grateful Dead

Favorite Books

As I get older I seem to be reading more non fiction than fiction. I enjoy reading the Dali Lama as well as James Patterson. We both loved the Harry Potter series and have read it several times. We enjoy literature for young adults as well...and of course I'm passionate about children's literature

Favorite Movies

We go back and forth between obsessively binge watching shows on Netflix, documentaries and various cable TV shows. We have always maintained a "Movie List" and catch up watching movies when we can.

Favorite Television

Cooking shows, DIY shows, DWTS or The Incredible Dr. Pol... loving the new show "Little Big Shots" is that the name?? Adorable! We loved The Sopranos and have the boxed set which we enjoy every now and then. Call the Midwife is another show I love to watch. I generally have these shows on while doing something else so I never actually watch an entire show.

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafting to include paper piecing and rubber stamp/ embossing, are just some of the things I enjoy. I recently learned to draw Mandalas and I'm hooked... I just learned to Zentangle and really like using a fountain pen to do it. I also crochet and enjoy loom knitting. I use an AIO loom as I prefer the smaller gauge. At some point in 2017 I would like to weave on one of my larger looms. I also paint with watercolors, enjoy sketching and block cutting. It's printmaking that is my true passion! I just got my second "gelli plate" but also use glass to achieve a slightly different effect. I have become very fond of deli paper and print a lot of it to use for backgrounds. I'm always happy to share sheets of printed deli paper... let me know!

Before my Mom passed away she insisted on buying me a sewing machine which is an unsophisticated computerized Singer machine. I hope to overcome my "fear" of running this machine. II know HOW to sew. But, I have a difficult time running a machine. Especially when straight lines are called for. I've spent my life coloring outside of the lines and avoiding straight lines... oh geez. We'll see how it goes! My goal is to have this machine out of the box, threaded with a bobbin too and ready to go by AUgust 2017. I only want to use it for crafting but am still intimidated.

While I have crafted all my life and learned to use different art mediums it's not always been as a means to an end. I enjoy just experimenting with mediums. No expectations. I am a firm believer that children should have large pieces of blank paper or newspaper rather than coloring books. I do not enjoy coloring for adults either but understand how it's a comforting, relaxing activity for some people. My definite project for 2018 is to make and bind my own art journal. I'm determined to learn this skill!

Ratings

jenlovespsu rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
Tverne05 rated for Walking in a Winterwonderland on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card. I plan to wait until Christmas Eve to open it. Have a bless and wonderful Christmas.
TreeAnn629 rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Merry Christmas
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Comment: What a cute Christmas card! Thank you. Love the little stickers also!
January rated for What is Your Favorite..... on Nov 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks - I enjoyed reading your answers, and your lovely note. (PS - you have such great handwriting!!)
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Comment: Okay. I like both the tags, but coffee wins every time! I just love that you used real coffee in your texture paste!!! I also love my journal pages. Thanks for working on them. And the die cuts and tim holtz ephemera too! It was a very fun mail day. Thank you!!!
shinyserra rated for Mixed Media Art Tag - Desserts on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful tag! I love those brads.
whytewillow rated for JOURNALING by FIVES! #5 on May 10, 2018
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Comment: Love how my pages turned out. Really wonderful. Thanks for your contribution...and for hosting this great swap.
Chelle rated for SEKS: April Happy Mail on May 10, 2018
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Comment: I got your resend! Thank you! :)
e2java rated for SEKS: April Happy Mail on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a fun and cheerful package! I love the dog pencil sharpener and the colored pencils are so cool. Good luck with your move...you'll b fine <3
whytewillow rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #4 on May 4, 2018
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Comment: Very nicely done...thank you.
tcornell rated for MM Art Tag ~ Rainy Day Weather on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: I love your rainy day tag! Thank you <3 xo
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Comment: I love this tag! This little cherub is the cutest. I love the background as well.
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Comment: Loved all these embellishments! and thanks also for the supplies for making more. Hope things are going well with you.
shinyserra rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #3 on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for hosting this swap series! It is so fun :) I love what you added to these pages.
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Comment: Thanks! Saving it for December to open!
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Comment: Again, my condolences. Sending this swap was not necessary to do so fast pending the circumstances. My prayers to you and the entire family (hugs). Thank-you
whytewillow rated for JOURNALING by FIVES! #1 on Apr 12, 2018
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Comment: Ok, got em' and already did my thing...off it goes tomorrow for the next round...cheers.
Artstamper rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #2 on Apr 11, 2018
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Comment: Yes, I'm loving this swap. I like what you have added, especially the translucent ones. Thank you. I will be working on them soon. Should be ready by tomorrow.
CurlyTea rated for 2 Stamp Flat Envie of Ephemera on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the fun stuff to play with. My gel plate came yesterday but I haven't had a chance to break it in yet. Thanks for all your advise!

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Comments

tcornell on Dec 16, 2018:

Christmas Merry Christmas Patty xo

yvonne401 on Nov 22, 2018:

Hi Patty! We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

tcornell on Nov 16, 2018:

happyFall

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Oct 29, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 28, 2018:

tcornell on Oct 19, 2018:

hello

yvonne401 on Oct 4, 2018:

Hi Patty! I mailed you a birthday card and gift today. Hope you have a great birthday.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2018:

Hi Patty!

WISHING YOU AND YOURS A HAPPY FALL!

Once Upon An Autumn Day - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Once Upon an autumn day, Colorful leaves began to fade In the midst of a chilly, frosty air As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day, The whispering breeze was here to stay Moving aimlessly through the countless trees Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day, The leaves whirled freely in every way, Until at last they came to rest Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day, The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay Waiting for the winter snow to fall To quickly obscure them one and all.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

mgallardo68 on Aug 24, 2018:

Sending a big hug!!!

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