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rachelbee

rachelbee
Date Joined: October 3, 2011
Last Online: September 12, 2014
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a SAHM with two boys whom I homeschool, ages seven and nine. When I am not teaching, cooking or cleaning, I am downstairs in my studio tinkering with fabric and sewing machine, or tucked up on the couch with knitting and a good audio book.

I live in Colorado and enjoy viewing and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.

My favorite colors are any shades that are found in nature. Lately I've been enjoying brighter, but still realistic colors. I really like jewel tones and soft pastels.

I homeschool my boys and we use swap-bot swaps (especially postcards) to learn about geography, art, and history. They love checking the mail! I would love to get more art postcards to start an art appreciation notebook with them.

My favorite holiday is Easter, though I also enjoy Christmas when it isn't too frantic--we try to keep it peaceful around here. I do not celebrate Halloween, but I do love "harvest" themed decorations,cards, etc.

I always try to send my swaps as soon as possible. If you don't receive something please message me on swap-bot as I usually check here more frequently than my email. I'm happy to resend if you don't get your swap.

Favorite Books

I love listening to audio books--librivox.com is one of my favorite sources. I also like historical fiction and some classical literature.

Favorite authors: C. S. Lewis, Shakespeare, Georgette Heyer, Emily Dickinson L. M. Montgomery

I also keep a sharp eye out for good children's authors, and prowl the kids' aisles in the library.

I read knitting and crafting magazines, and any home/decorating type magazines too.

Favorite Movies

period pieces--I really enjoyed The Scarlet Pimpernell with Jane Seymour, but my latest favorite is North and South, I think it is Masterpiece Theatre?

Favorite Crafts

embroidery, knitting, crazy quilting--anything to do with fabric, yarn, thread, buttons, etc. I tend to go in phases. Mail art, stamping, collage, altered art, recycling type crafts, etc.

I also like drawing and painting with water colors, though I'm not really good--would love to learn more. I appreciate all the great artists on swap-bot who are willing to share their art--it inspires me to keep working at it!

Favorite Music

I am rather eclectic when it comes to music, and i'm usually more about the lyrics and the history behind the piece than the music itself, but I enjoy classical, Christian, folk music and some Broadway.

When I am in my studio I am usually listening to a book or a podcast.

things I love...

-nature

-textiles and fiber

-all things vintage

-fresh air

-quiet

-time for crafting

-old books, old paintings, old buildings, dead authors

  • I like all kinds of tea, except chammomile

-getting packages

-candles

-languages and words

-old cemeteries

-pithy quotes

-Burt's Bees

-natural body products

-unique jewelry

-trying new craft techniques

things I don't love...

-garish colors-they hurt my eyes

-anything off color

-fake house plants and Christmas trees

-chocolate with liquor in it

more favorites

flavors--mint, cherry, chocolate

colors--vivid jewel tones, paisley and Jacobean designs,

fabrics--wool, silkies, velvet, cotton, anything interesting

scents--cinnamon, orange, clove, lavendar, rose

lace, beads, buttons, all kinds!

Zane and Haukin

Zane is nine years old and likes Spiderman, Transformers, Hardy Boys books (the old ones), and Legos. He enjoys crafts, coloring,reading comic books and making things that he invents on his own. He loves getting mail and writing letters.\ Haukin is seven and is a big Tranformers fan. He likes playing with other kids, being active and energetic! He also likes building things, coloring, play dough, taking things apart, etc.

Ratings

tazzini rated for 2013 PC Swap #11 on Jun 3, 2013
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Hope you are enjoying summer!
newsong rated for Office Supply ATC on May 8, 2013
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Comment: =(
IndreG rated for I spy the Moon postcard swap INT on Apr 4, 2013
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Comment: I love the card! Thanks a lot!
IndreG rated for Unattractive Postcards International on Apr 4, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the card! It's not an ugly one, just boring ;) Like so many touristy cards :)
suepier rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #106 on Apr 3, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the card of the Catholic Church. It looks quite beautiful.
Artistic rated for Thrift Store Find #34 on Apr 1, 2013
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Comment: You found those in a thrift store?! Amazing. Thanks so much!
julebear rated for I've Never Been There - PC Swap #1 on Mar 29, 2013
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Comment: thanks for the PC! I'm so ready for warmer weather, we got snow this week too!!!
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Comment: thank you for the Greece pc
AZmom875 rated for I spy the Moon postcard swap INT on Mar 28, 2013
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Comment: ok now I am going to be singing that song too. I just loved the postcard, and it is a better moon PC than I ever expected.
nightrainboww rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #106 on Mar 28, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the card and have a nice day! :)
cjconner rated for 2013 PC Swap #11 on Mar 25, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the PC!
LindaRichards rated for ~Bird's Eye View~ on Mar 24, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! I love it! I'm so glad you added some information on the history of your town as well!
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Comment: My ancestors come from Ipswich, Mass. So I was thrilled to get that pc. I also love vintage postcards! Thanks.
lexfrog rated for 2013 PC Swap #11 on Mar 21, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the card!
gmasusie rated for 2013 PC Swap #11 on Mar 21, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the PC.
SkipsStylishPixie rated for 2013 PC Swap #11 on Mar 20, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Boston Postcard! I've always loved the Church steeples like that, so I enjoyed the pc! Happy Swapping!
Sleepy rated for Blind Postcard Swap #5 on Mar 20, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for a beautiful card. It hasn't been too windy here, yet, but it's not warm either. Happy kite flying!
suepier rated for The Postcard Gods Are Crazy - #1 on Mar 15, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. That is so much fun about the LEGO Club Magazine. I hope they had a great time.
suepier rated for 2013 PC Swap #9 on Mar 14, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great multiview from St. Augustine, FL.
TwinMom rated for Mountain PC Swap on Mar 14, 2013
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Comment: Thank you! The postcard is very pretty, well, what's left of it. This poor little thing has had a rough trip! It's torn and wrinkled. But that's ok, because that just gives it character. I believe it's very lucky to have arrived at all. It will be cool in my collection. This one has a story to tell.

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Comments

ARTG33K74 on Feb 1, 2013:

Thank you! I'm just a blogger at heart. Ò˜º

ARTG33K74 on Jan 24, 2013:

Welcome to swapping! If you hit the link for Daring Fireball on my profile, it will take you instructions for inserting images, making links, etc. Ò˜º Like this!

bbsporty on Oct 18, 2011:

Hooked on Dotees

biasbabe on Oct 15, 2011:

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To the Nuts For Sewing Group

angeleyzee on Oct 6, 2011:

Hello!!! I enjoyed reading your profile...I see that you homeschool your children :) I have thought about trying to homeschool my little girl when she is old enough....Hope you have a great day!!!

Leave a Nice Comment #5

StrictlyRudeGirl on Oct 5, 2011:

Hello!!! I enjoyed reading your profile...your kids have good music taste, the Chipmunks Christmas album IS one of the best albums out there!!! Seriously, I <3 the Chipmunks! I've always been a Theodore fan myself :)

That's really admirable that you homeschool your children :) I bet the Rockies are beautiful - I've never seen them although one time, I was flying over Denver when we were playing them in some sporting event or another, maybe it was baseball? I just remember literally flying over Denver right as the Boston team won...everyone on the plane started cheering :) That doesn't count as seeing the Rockies though LOL...I did live in Nevada for 3 years and the mountains out there are beautiful...I love New England though, we have just enough of everything :) Hope you have a great day!!!

Leave a Nice Comment #5

karry on Oct 4, 2011:

Oh, I forgot to mention, if you want to set up a private swap with me to get some swaps under your belt, let me know. Maybe we could swap buttons, or fabric, or something.

karry on Oct 4, 2011:

Hello, and welcome to Swap-bot! I have three sons, who are now 17, 11, and 10, so I've been there with the kids. :-) Having two boys so close together can be challenging. (Oh, I'm writing this for the "Leave a Nice Note #5" swap. Forgot to mention... ) I'm envious that you live in the Rockies. I have been there to visit a couple of times, and your mountains dwarf our's. I started to quilt just a few months ago and my mom bought me an ancient Singer at a thrift store. :-) I love it. I haven't sewn in many years, but am now committed to making a Halloween costume for a friend. I hope you have a good day!

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