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skippydancer

skippydancer
Date Joined: March 7, 2012
Last Online: June 10, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a life-long New Englander. Love, love, love Florida and CA, but never want to live anywhere but here. I have so many interests I don't know where to start! I LOVE mosaics, and all my ATCs will be made with glass, beads and polymer clay. I've admired the ATCs I've seen and decided I'd like to begin trading some of my own.

I'm a retired RN, so I have lots of time to create! That is, unless we're out on the bikes, which we LOVE, riding along the beach.

I love to read and write and belong to a few writing groups and attend conferences when I can.

I'm looking forward to trading with you all.

Favorite Books

Anything by Elizabeth Berg, Jane Hamilton or Anita Shreve, mysteries, self-help, cozys and all fiction for women. Barbara Kingsolver is also a favorite and I am currently re-reading "The Red Tent," by Anita Diamant. "Valley of the Dolls" was a favorite, as was "The Best of Everything" by, Rona Jaffe. I read "The Thorn Birds" twice.

Favorite Music

Melanie (Yes, I was a hippie), anything Aztec and bellydance music. (Yes, I've taken bellydance lessons. Haven't we all)? Enya, Chris Issak, Etta James.

On April 8, 2016, I get to see MELANIE!!!! Woo Hoo! My daughter says, "Once a hippie, always a hippie, mama!"

UPDATE: Melanie was awesome!!! I got to speak with her after the concert when she signed my new CD, which is fabulous. That was four days ago and I'm still thinking about it!

Favorite Television

48 Hours, Dateline, anything crime related, since someone always gets killed in one of my stories. Nurse Jackie, Downton Abby and I'm a news junkie.

Favorite Crafts

Mosaics. In December of 2009, my daughter and I decided to go to San Francisco where I discovered mosaics. I'm totally hooked and turned one of our upstairs bedrooms into a studio where I can cut glass to my heart's content. I went from a small bag of ceramic tiles to shelves of every kind of glass, bead or tile you can think of. I love it.

Bless my husband for closing his eyes when he comes in.

I also enjoy quilting, knitting and crocheting and scrapbooking.

I adore egg-shell mosaics. If you want to see some beautiful ones, google Linda Biggers. Her art is unbelievable!

I love sparkles and neon.

Favorite Movies

I love movies and watch as many as I can. My favorites are: The Miracle, with Roger Moore and Carol Baker, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Fried Green Tomatoes and all Christmas movies.

Other pass-times

I'm a musician wanna-be and fumble my way through piano lessons, violin lessons and doumbek. I'm having a great time.

Love my Post Cards naked!! Thank you!

Ratings

Gabrielle rated for Where You Live (PC) - June on Jul 21, 2016
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Comment: Sorry I am a little late in rating -- your card came while we were gone visiting 3 of our kids. In fact, we were in Salem -- but Ore not Mass! anyway, thanks for a great card, and happy swapping!
Response: No worries, thanks for the great rating!
widelo123 rated for Where You Live (PC) - June on Jul 5, 2016
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Comment: Dianne, thank you for the postcard of Salem, MA. I feel like you do,once a New England girl, always a New England girl. Shirley
MCGalaxy rated for What I'm Reading PC on May 21, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I was recently cleaning uo and found a bag of mail and your postcard was one of them. I've never read the Poisonwood Bible but I heard that it was good. I read Pigs in Heaven and it was great.
Fernandox rated for Interest me no. 36 on May 16, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the book page. I wonder what the secret is.
Response: OMG, OMG! I'm almost done and I can't believe it!!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card!
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Comment: Thank you for the Marblehead PC! I would be helpful if you put your swapbot name and swap title on your cards
Response: Sorry. I HATE when that happens!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC, and I'm glad to have a new swap partner! I hope we're paired up again in the future!! *hugs*
Response: Me too!!! Thank you!
vlhafer54 rated for Random Postcard Swap #22 on Apr 23, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the great PC! And best of luck on the books. Or should I say 'Break a leg!" Or is that only for the stage?
Response: Ha ha… thanks! Any way you want to say it - all good wishes welcomed!!!
usagi rated for Somewhere I've Traveled PC on Apr 17, 2016
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Comment: Hi Dianne, thanks for the postcard and sounds like you had a great time in NC!
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Comment: Thank you for the neat post card. Sorry it took me a couple of days to rate, you didn't put which swap it was for.
Magali rated for Somewhere I've Traveled PC on Apr 16, 2016
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Comment: Thanks so much for your gorgeous postcard, I love it! I've been to New England once - travelling through all the states and spending some days in Boston and it was one of the best holidays I ever had! You're very lucky to live there :) North Carolina sounds very nice as well, though...
Response: I could never move. I guess we all feel that way about home, but there's just something about New England. We even have our own accent!
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Comment: Thank you for the One-Man-Band postcard ! Whoa imagine how that must have sounded! I can only try to imagine how things were back in '38.. what a different world we all lived in back then!! Hope you're well!! Salem is Beautiful! I've been there only a couple times but it's gorgeous and the history is just amazing!
Response: Ha! So glad you enjoyed the PC. I picked it up in Asheville where I actually saw two street bands and each one had a home made instrument. It was awesome!
kpfree rated for Daily Postcard Swap- Sign Up By 4/3 on Apr 9, 2016
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Comment: Thanks Dianne for the pc received it today! Thanks for sharing about what you were doing in your life and all that you were doing! It was fun reading! I have listened to Anna Quindlen on CD Lots of Candles and Plenty of Cake as i worked on an art project. For me she was very interesting to hear on CD as her voice is very intriguing. Enjoy!
Response: Thanks for the tip! Our library has a fabulous collection of books on CD.
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Comment: I love the sock monkeys on the postcard you sent!! I'm going to have to hide it from my daughter..she collects them! Thank you so much xxx
Response: Yay! I sent it to the right person! So glad you liked it. I thought they were so cute!
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Comment: Thank you! Hey, just for future ref, it's helpful if you put the 'Sign up by" date on the card so I know which one it's for! :D No worries though!
Response: Okie dokie!
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Comment: Thank you for the cool Hawthorne card (my cousin sent me The House of Seven Gables when we were pen pals in middle school :) and music suggestion -- I will have to check out Scott's music :) Glad to find another history/Fitzgerald/Wharton aficionado :) Enjoy visiting The Mount -- I'd love to go one day!
LadyWoods rated for Words DO speak LOUDER! on Apr 1, 2016
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Comment: Thank you. Happy April!
Response: Happy April!
dutchangel rated for 20 Questions Email Swap on Apr 1, 2016
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Comment: Thank you very much for this little insight into your life
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Comment: You made the effort to make sure you sent one.It doesn't matter the selection. I am happy with any PC. I like just getting the mail. Thanks.
ElizabethBevins rated for Themed Postcard Swap: SPRING on Mar 23, 2016
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Response: Thank you for the awesome rating!

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Comments

skippydancer on Apr 7, 2016:

Thank you, camelsamba!

camelsamba on Apr 5, 2016:

what is a "red RN"? Should that be retired instead of red??

anrtist on Sep 3, 2012:

Thanx for being such a Great Part of SB & LLL!!! Please take the time to check in the LLL~Location, Location, Location Group and see who is SWAPBOTTING in your area! ;-) Its open to all SwapBotters so feel free to invite anyone to check it out! Have a GREAT DAY ;-) & Happy Swapping! Blessings, cc

chelle523 on Aug 18, 2012:

Ohmigoodness, I got the journal you sent me today! It was like Christmas morning! You were so incredibly generous and if you don't mind, I'm going to send you a letter because it's just too much to talk about in a Swap-bot post! Thanks again - you are awesome! :)

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