Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 4:02 am


Date Joined: August 14, 2013
Last Online: January 20, 2018
Birthday: November 4, 1956
Country: United States
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I have not been well. I fell going into my doctors office which laid me up for several days. I find that my health is bad enough that I am stopping with swap-bot for awhile. I am going to check in to swap-bot every few days and I will complete the swaps I'm in so if you don't receive a swap from me please say something. I will make good on any lost swaps.

I am learning to zentangle. I scrapbook, paper craft, make jewelry and do tole painting (decorative Painting). I also know how to tat, a lost art of lace making. I have just started to do counted cross stitch and I love doing it. I get better with each project I do (mostly bookmarks so far). If for any reason you haven't received a swap item from me, please let me know. Glancing at other profiles, it looks like it's important to mention this! I'm pretty conscientious and organized and would never flake although I do often send towards the end of a swap due to a busy life. I love my husband, kids and their spouses and my grandchildren. This is my long-haired dachshund Zoey at 13 weeks and then 10 months. She is a real live wire. Zoey at 13 weeksZoey at 10 months

Favorite Crafts

I love cross stitch and subscribe to almost every magazine, even the ones from the UK. I just bought a Fantasy Cross Stitch Magazine that has several great Unicorn patterns. I just have to get brave enough to try one. So far I have only cross stitched on aida 14ct and 16ct. The 16 ct is a black hand towel and it is challenging. Any hints for working on dark fabric are very welcome. I love anything handmade, especially with paper. I love handmade postcards and cards as well as store bought postcards and greeting cards. I especially like art postcards, architecture, autumn, waterfall and nature postcards. I like stamps and use them in my art, scrapbooking and altered books. I love beading and making my own jewelry. I like using seed beads and using the different beading techniques like Peyote stitch and brick stitch. I really want to learn to make my own beaded beads if I can just find the time, lol. I do Altered Books, and have 4 going right now. I really like using washi tape in my artwork so any samples you want to send would be great. You can never have to much washi tape, lol. I also like doing ATC's in a wide variety of themes. I am learning to zentangle, working on 3.5 by 3.5 squares and ATC's. Here is a postcard I did for a swap. I am improving but it is going slow. I would welcome anyone's zentangle. I love making and getting things with flowers, birds and butterflies or other flying insects such as dragonflies. I love fairies and other fantasy animals such as unicorns. I also know how to tat but really have not done it for several years. I also love any dachshund images and have a scrapbook for my dog that I put the images in.

Holidays I Love

I love Halloween images and stickers , especially pumpkins with unusual faces and black cats. I love candy corn pictures and stickers too. I have a Halloween themed Altered Book that I am currently working on and adding received art too. I have Halloween jewelry that I wear the entire month of Oct. I love thanksgiving, cute turkeys, pictures of laden tables and pilgrims. I add these things to my fall scrapbook.

Christmas is also a favorite. I love Santa Clause and Father Christmas pictures of all kinds.Pictures of Christmas trees. (even magazine pictures.) I have a Christmas themed Altered book that I work on year round. I also start wearing Christmas Jewelry on November 1st so I can wear it all. I love holiday jewelry and am always on the look out for it.

For Valentines day I like vintage images and cards. They don't need to be the actual cards, there are wonderful downloads out there of all kinds that I use.

St Patrick's day is another great holiday, Leprechaun and clover pictures being my favorite here.

For Easter I love decorated eggs. (Pictures of them or real blown shells.) I actually collect egg cups and decorated eggs to go in them, I have several wooden eggs but no blown shell eggs. I would welcome any decorated egg.

My Favorite Colors

I love pink especially the soft pastel colors, I do like all pastel colors. I love autumn colors like browns and oranges. The leaves changing on trees are so beautiful. I always welcome photos of leaves and have a scrapbook dedicated to fall. I really love all colors.

Favorite Books

I love mysteries and sci-fi books. I like the J.D. Robb Death series. I am currently reading David Baldacci's King and Maxwell books. I loved the Harry Potter books and the Narnia books. I also read a lot of art books (about altered art and mixed media). I love our local library and our kids laugh at us because we visit libraries in other cities and sit in them and read books they have, My husband likes genealogy and other libraries have different things in their archives dealing with that. I just read their art books.


I make and sell jewelry. I especially like to make and sell eyeglass leashes, although I have none in my shop right now. I have many for my own personal use, I can pretty much match all my clothes with one or another of them. I still buy a few, as well as bead more. I would welcome any kind of beaded eyeglass leashes, necklaces or earrings. I like my jewelry on the small dainty side to medium.

A great deal of my jewelry is handmade. I always welcome handmade jewelry. I have pierced ears.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of TV. We have a DVR and we record all of the shows that are on after our bedtime. (we get up early) I like game shows and I watch Price Is Right, Lets Make A Deal everyday, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy ever night I can. I like all of the mystery shows The CSI's, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, NCIS New Orleans, Castle, etc. I like 2 Broke Girls, Mom, Big Bang Theory, and Brooklyn 99. I also like The Closer, Murder in the First, I watch The Voice. I watched both Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch when they were on, but they too, may be over. I watch Longmire and we got NetFlix just so we could watch it. Turns out there are other shows on there that are great. I also watch Dr. Who and Torchwood as well as Dark Matter and Killjoys on BBC America. I watch a lot of the shows on Sci Fi Channel too. Continuum, Warehouse 13, Haven, Lost Girl and Defiance.

Foods I like

First let me say, I am allergic to nothing.

I don't really like fish.

I have a single cup coffee maker and Pumpkin K-cups and Blueberry are favorites. I don't do De-caf but if you send it I will pass it along. I am open to trying other flavors of K-cups. I occasionally drink tea and I love the Celestial type teas, especially berry flavors. I just discovered Peach tea at my coloring club meeting. Umm.

I love candy and gum. I would welcome locally made (in your area) candies or gums.

I love fruit and vegetables and have been working to get more in my diet. I do good on the fruit but vegetables are a challenge for me. I am a meat eater and love to cook. I don't bake a lot any more except around Christmas. Holiday cookies are a must make for me.

Wish list...

*Bookmarks of all kinds and especially love ones from libraries or bookstores.

*Book Pages especially in a language or old dictionary and encyclopedia pages.

*Smash book Items


*Ticket stubs

*Tatting Shuttle


*Letter Opener

*Coloring pages and books (There are so many).

*Anything from or similar to things on my Amazon Wish list or Etsy Wish list. On Etsy I have many boards but for swap-bot I have a $10 and less board, $8 and less board and $5 and less board. Gently used items are fine.


I like my postcards sent naked except for sports postcards (stadiums, teams, other sports). I like sports postcards sent in an envelope.

*Postcards - any including ad/free, tourist and I love waterfalls. I would love any baseball, football, soccer or any other sports postcards. Also love autumn postcards and flower postcards. Holiday postcards too.


kdeorne1 rated for PCEW18 Round 1 on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Comment: Thank you!
TC rated for C.I. ~ Colour me a Postcard - Flowers on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Ooo, eight degrees! It was 12 here a couple of days ago and I thought I was going to die. Lol.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard
tigerlily2110 rated for C.I. ~ Two and Two to One on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fab cards.
chabbywabbit rated for NH: Coloring Postcard on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: thank you for the postcard!
Fabriqueen rated for New Years Resolutions on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool card! I wish you much luck on your resolutions for this year. Hugs, Diane
Mark63 rated for International Bookmarks (Dec '17) on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Greetings. What a terrific selection of bookmarks!!! I would give you a dozen hearts if I could. Thank you! :-) You should receive my January Bookmarks soon. Regards Mark
LucyToons rated for PCEW17 Round 6 on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: thank you for the cute Christmas postcard :)
brianfuchs rated for PCEW17 Round 6 on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks. Sorry I was so late to rate. I've been sick and had trouble getting well. Have a fantastic day.
kdeorne1 rated for PCEW17 Round 6 on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Comment: Thank you for sending me 2 great Pinterest boards for Gingerbread & Such. You must have been like me...I couldn't stop pinning because I found such great things to pin!
goinjenny rated for PCEW17 Round 6 on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card! I love pictures and drawings of snow, do not want to experience too much of it. We have already had our customary 1/2" of snow every 10 years about 3 weeks ago. It wouldn't dare snow again here. (I hope) Texans can't handle it! LOL! Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Comment: So.Many.Gingerbread.Houses! I LOVED your boards! So creative and beautiful! I hope you don't mind if I repinned a few..... or a lot!
TexyDeb rated for PCEW17 Round 6 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: thank you for the cute postcard
KSENiA rated for CHRISTMAS POSTCARD SWAP #99--DEC 2017 on Dec 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. Merry Christmas!
widelo123 rated for CSG~ MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP~USA on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: Pattie, love the old fashion Christmas card you sent. Thank you, Shirley
Comment: Thanks. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you 🎁 ¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 🎅

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yvonne401 on Jan 17, 2018:

I just figured out how to post a video. Just click on the Polar Bear link. Continue to click until it plays. This is a really good video. It shows polar bear up close and personal. I hope you enjoy.

Polar Bears



emeraldawn on Jan 17, 2018:



yvonne401 on Jan 16, 2018:

EF ~ Animal Series #1, Polar Bear Deco Swap

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I've chosen for you!

I've seen the polar bears at the Philadelphia Zoo as pictured here.

The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear. A boar weighs around 350–700 kg, while a sow is about half that size. Although it is the sister species of the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice and open water, and for hunting seals, which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time on the sea ice. Their scientific name means "maritime bear" and derives from this fact. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present. Because of their dependence on the sea ice, polar bears are classified as marine mammals.

Weight: 771.62 pound (350 kg) – 1,543 pound (700 kg) (Male) · 330.69 pound (150 kg) – 551.16 pound (250 kg) (Female)

Scientific name: Ursus maritimus

Height: 48.03 inch (122 cm) – 62.99 inch (160 cm) · 52.36 inch (133 cm) on average (Male) Length: 94.49 inch (240 cm) – 118.11 inch (300 cm) (Male) · 70.87 inch (180 cm) – 94.49 inch (240 cm) (Female)

Speed: 3.48 mph (5.60 km/h) on average (Walk) · 6.21 mph (10 km/h) (Swimming)

Tail length: 2.76 inch (7 cm) – 5.12 inch (13 cm)

I don't know what you think, but I think they are one of the cutest animals around. I tried to post a video here but it wouldn't work. If you really like polar bears I would recommend watching some videos. They will make you like them even more.



CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 15, 2018:

Hello, partners have not been assigned yet I am just posting this early :)

EF ~ Animal Series #1, Polar Bear Deco Swap

Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world, rivaled only by the Kodiak brown bears of southwestern Alaska. Polar bears sit at the top of the food chain in the biologically rich Arctic. The most carnivorous of the bear species, polar bears feed primarily on the fat of ice-dependent seals

SIZE: Head and body, 7.25 to 8 ft; tail, 3 to 5 in

WEIGHT: 900 to 1,600 lbs


anrtist on Dec 7, 2017:

CSG~ Christmas Blessings, cc

CurlyTea on Nov 6, 2017:

LindaW on Nov 3, 2017:

I saw that your birthday is tomorrow. I would like to say, "Have a wonderful Birthday!"

Adriann on Nov 1, 2017:


Birthday REMIX🎁

Thank you for giving me a chance to wish you



OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 13, 2017:

So sorry didnt see the comment that u were ill. I hope your feeling better.

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