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Date Joined: August 14, 2013
Last Online: June 28, 2017
Birthday: November 4, 1956
Country: United States
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I am going to check in to swap-bot every few days but I have a very busy time coming up so will be signing up for way fewer swaps. Once I get more items in my etsy shop I will be back full time.

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),

I joined a Adult Coloring Club at my local library and it is great fun. The meetings are wonderful and everyone enjoys themselves.

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.


Comment: Thank you so much! This is a new postcard for my collection!
wolfeagle rated for Craft Magazines/Books on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. Great magazines. The envelope arrived completely ripped open down the side, so I'm surprised the magazines were still inside. No note, etc, I'm assuming it fell out along the way but I'm looking forward to reading these. Thanks again.
Response: I had a note written on a small envelope shaped sticky note so am not surprised it got lost. I guess I should have duck taped the edges. I am glad you will enjoy the magazines. Thank you for the heart.
bluehairedmary rated for QUICK Christmas card #76 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Great Christmas pc! I love the little snowglobe sticker you added! Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
MommaBaxter rated for QUICK Christmas card #76 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard Pattie! Hopefully it's starting to warm up now ;-)
fruitypebbles rated for Hello Notecard #1 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Beautiful card.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
kygirl rated for Hello!!!! on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: I love the roses notecard. I'm gonna keep it on my desk!
Response: I am so glad you like it. I put ones I like on a bulletin board. Thank you for the heart!
MelbourneGirl rated for QUICK Cute animal postcard #44 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you Pattie for such a cute card ... with more than just one cute animal <3 <3 <3
Response: As soon as I read about this swap I knew that was the one I wanted to send. Glad you liked it too. Thank you for the heart!
aspens rated for $8 Etsy favorites surprise #2 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Woo! Got the shoes! Thank you! Can't wait to wear them to work!!
Response: I am so glad you liked them. Thank you for the heart!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Aske rated for QUICK Pet Photo swap #7 on Jun 13, 2017
jazzeekits rated for Pinterest Chocolate on Jun 12, 2017
MCGalaxy rated for Pinterest Chocolate on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending you board.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
rarjones rated for Pinterest Chocolate on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: what a YUMMY looking board!! I pinned quite a few:) Thanks for sharing with me.
Response: This was a great swap. Thank you for the heart!
Stahlrala rated for Pinterest Coffee on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: yumm
Response: Thank you for the heart!
MLouiseOliver rated for Pinterest Coffee on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: I loved your board. Thank you for sharing. I hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Response: I am glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart!
Wildchild rated for Pinterest Coffee on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: cool pins! repinned a few.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: So many extras! Thank you so much I love everything :))))
Response: I am so glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for your mail :) Well, it seems then we should exchange our wardrobes, as you're loosing weight, and I'm gaining them :(
Response: Well I gained a bunch around Easter when I fell face first into a candy bowl so losing weight is a must. My knees are killing me but surgery is out until I lose more weight.
Comment: Hello Pattie, congratulations on your weight loss! Be proud of yourself, I know it's not easy :-)
Response: It is a must as I need to have my knees done and I need to lose weight first. Thank you for the heart!

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tatntole on May 31, 2017:

BL ~ Butterflies from our State or Country

Family: Hesperiidae Subfamily: Pyrginae Identification: Wings are brown-black; hindwing is lobed. Forewing has transparent gold spots; underside of hindwing has a metallic silver band. Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 5/8 inches (4.5 - 6.7 cm). Life History: Adults perch upside down under leaves at night and on hot or cloudy days. To seek females males perch on branches and tall weeds, and occasionally patrol. Females lay single eggs near the host trees, and the caterpillars must find their proper host. Young caterpillars live in a folded leaf shelter; older ones live in a nest of silked-together leaves. Chrysalids hibernate. Flight: Two broods from May-September in most of the East, a single brood to the north and west, three-four broods from February-December in the Deep South. Caterpillar Hosts: Many woody legumes including black locust (Robinia pseudacacia), honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) and false indigo (Amorpha species). Also selected herbaceous legumes such s Glycyrrhiza species. Adult Food: The Silver-spotted Skipper almost never visits yellow flowers but favors blue, red, pink, purple, and sometimes white and cream-colored ones. These include everlasting pea, common milkweed, red clover, buttonbush, blazing star, and thistles. Habitat: Disturbed and open woods, foothill streamcourses, prairie waterways. Range: Extreme southern Canada and most of the continental United States except the Great Basin and west Texas; northern Mexico. Conservation: Not usually required.Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus

Observation date: July 16, 2016 Submitted by: tom nolan Specimen type: Photograph Observation notes: In field of tall grass and flowers next to trail Status: Resident Verified by: Will Kerling Verified date: October 17, 2016 Coordinator notes: excellent image! Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Burlington CountySilver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus

Observation date: July 31, 2016 Submitted by: copasetick Specimen type: Photograph Observation notes: humid,cloudy about 75 deg. Status: Resident Verified by: PDeGennaro Verified date: July 31, 2016 Coordinator notes: None. Checklist region(s): United States, ConnecticutFamily: Hesperiidae Subfamily: Pyrginae Identification: Hindwing is lobed. Upperside is black-brown with 3 square white spots. Underside of hindwing is brown with a blue sheen and a black spot near the base. Wing Span: 1 11/16 - 2 5/16 inches (4.3 - 5.9 cm). Life History: When inactive, adults rest upside down on the underside of leaves. They are most active on sunny days, but fly mostly in the shade. Flight: Several flights from May-September in the Southwest, many flights all year in southern Florida. A rare stray from Mexico into South Texas. Caterpillar Hosts: In Florida, Jamaican dogwood (Piscidia piscipula) and karum tree (Pongamia pinnata); other legumes elsewhere. Adult Food: Flower nectar. Habitat: Openings and trails in hardwood hammocks in Florida, near small permanent streams in Arizona, subtropical woods in South Texas. Range: Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to the West Indies and southern Florida. Strays to Texas and the Southwest. Conservation: Hardwood hammocks in Florida should be conserved. NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Management Needs: None reported. Comments: NULLFamily: Hesperiidae Subfamily: Pyrginae Identification: Wings are chestnut brown. Forewing has pale spots that are all about the same size. Underside of hindwing has a blurry rectangular silver patch. Wing Span: 1 7/8 - 2 3/16 inches (3.8 - 5.6 cm). Life History: Adults rest on the underside of leaves. Flight: April, June, and August-November in South Texas; December-January in Mexico. Caterpillar Hosts: Legumes including Bauhinia. Adult Food: Flower nectar. Habitat: Tropical scrub and nearby openings and edges. Range: Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to the West Indies. Strays to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas and rarely to southeastern Arizona. Conservation: Not necessary for a rare stray. NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Management Needs: None reported. Comments: NULL

tatntole on May 28, 2017:

EF~DisneyMovie Series #1 - Pandas I hope you like these Pandas

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on May 19, 2017:

EF~DisneyNature Movie Series #1 - Pandas Mail Deadline: May 31, 2017

Hello, I hope you enjoy the pics I chose for this swap have a great weekend

Oh Dear, pandas are so adorable!!

drgngirl on May 18, 2017:

EF- DisneyNature Movie Series #1- PANDAS






I love pandas! They look so cute and cuddly! Cute doxie, BTW!

yvonne401 on May 17, 2017:

CSG ~ Fruit of the Spirit, #5 Goodness


as defined in the bible in man is not a mere passive quality, but the deliberate preference of right to wrong, the firm and persistent resistance of all moral evil, and the choosing and following of all moral good.

Dictionary definition of goodness: The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.

What does goodness mean to me?

People can have good traits or do good things, but goodness is not in our character. Our goodness comes from God. God's goodness is shown to us right from the beginning when he created everything. For example, "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." (Genesis 1:31) Everyone know the lyrics of the song that says "“God is so good; He’s so good to me.” We can all feel free to sing this song because God is good to us in such a personal way. He knows what we need and He shows his goodness to us. We look up to God as He teaches us what true goodness is. Without His guidance we wouldn't be good, we would be evil. God wants us to be good. That's why He offered us salvation through his son Jesus Christ.

The Goodness of a Christian:

  1. We should seek to be FULL of it.

  2. We have to make sure we DO it – not just HAVE IT.

  3. Goodness begins right here, in our little church.

  4. Goodness extends to your enemies.

  5. Anything other than doing good, is a sin. If you know what you are supposed to do, and yet won't do it, your NOT doing it has become a BIG sin!

  6. Goodness in your life actually enables you to live long, and enjoy living long.

I believe that goodness and mercy will be with me the rest of my life because I believe in the Lord and His beliefs. He made me good and He keeps me away from evil. I have never really been a bad person. I have never done bad things. I've never been arrested. I've never been in jail. Basically I've been a good girl. But as you know, everyone is born into sin because of what Eve did so God saved me and gave me his goodness which I was very happy to accept.

I hope you were encouraged by my comments. I pray that your life is also filled with goodness. God Bless You!



Shellyr on May 17, 2017:

Other pictures of butterflies from south florida Malachite black swallowtail Ruddy Daggarwing

Shellyr on May 17, 2017:

butterfly 3 from south florida is the Dina Yellow. Dina Yellow Pyrisitia dina (Poey, 1832) Family: Pieridae Subfamily: Coliadinae Identification: Male orange-yellow with very narrow black border on outer and costal margins of forewing. Female yellow with black at forewing tip. Underside of both sexes with three black spots on hindwing. Wet-season (summer) form paler colored. Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 2 1/4 inches (3.2 - 5.7 cm). Life History: Females lay many eggs on the same host plant. Flight: Throughout the year in southern Florida. Strays into South Texas in November and southern Arizona in October. Caterpillar Hosts: Mexican alvaradoa (Alvaradoa amorphoides) in Florida, bitterbush (Picramnia) in Central America; both in simarouba family. Adult Food: In Central America this butterfly nectars at Lantana, Asclepias, and small-flowered Asteraceae. Habitat: Forest edges, brushy fields, open forest. Range: Panama north to southern Florida. Regularly visits south Texas and southeast Arizona. Conservation: Not usually required. Avoid development of habitats in south Florida. NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Management Needs: Avoid mosquito fogging of habitats. Maintain proper successional stages.

Shellyr on May 17, 2017:

The second butterfly from south florida is the cassius blue. Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius (Cramer, 1775) Family: Lycaenidae Subfamily: Polyommatinae Identification: Upperside of males pale blue; females with white patches. Underside tan with broken pale lines; forewing inner margin has "blank" areas with no spots. Wing Span: 3/4 - 1 3/8 inches (2 - 3.5 cm). Life History: Eggs are laid singly on flower buds of the host plant; caterpillars eat flowers and seedpods. Predation and parasitism may be discouraged by ants, which tend the caterpillars and feed on their sugary secretions. Flight: All through the year in southern Florida and South Texas. Number of broods has not been determined. Caterpillar Hosts: Ornamental leadwort (Plumbago capensis), rattlebox (Crotalaria incana), hairy milk pea (Galactia volubilis), and lima bean (Phaseolus limensis). Larva has been reared on the crenulate lead plant, Amorpha crenulata. Adult Food: Nectar from shepherd's needle, lippia, and many other flowers. Habitat: Subtropical thorn scrub, forest edges, weedy fields, residential areas. Range: Florida and the Keys; Texas south through the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America to South America. Strays to New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, and South Carolina. Conservation: Not usually required. NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Shellyr on May 17, 2017:

Patti -- What a suprise to see you as my partner. Butterfly #1 from South Florida is the zebra longwing on a passion flower vine. I have one of these vines in my backyard. Heliconius charithonia, the zebra longwing or zebra heliconian, is a species of butterfly belonging to the subfamily Heliconiinae of the family Nymphalidae. The boldly striped black and white wing pattern is aposematic, warning off predators. Wikipedia Scientific name: Heliconius charithonia Phylum: Arthropoda Higher classification: Heliconius Rank: Species Order: Butterflies and moths Did you know: The adult Zebra Longwing is mostly black with yellow stripes and spots.

yvonne401 on May 16, 2017:

BL ~ Butterflies From Our State or Country #3

Here are some butterflies from my state of Pennsylvania.

Male Black Swallowtail:


Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes Fabricius, 1775

Family: Papilionidae

Subfamily: Papilioninae

Identification: Upper surface of wings mostly black; on inner edge of hindwing is a black spot centered in larger orange spot. Male has yellow band near edge of wings; female has row of yellow spots. Female hindwing with iridescent blue band. In the Southwest, yellow forms predominate in the subspecies P. coloro.

Wing Span: 3 1/4 - 4 1/4 inches (8 - 11 cm).

Life History: Males perch and patrol for receptive females. Female lays eggs singly on leaves and flowers of the host, which are then eaten by hatching larvae. Hibernates as a chrysalis.

Flight: One-2 flights from April-October in northern regions of range; 3 flights in southern regions.

Caterpillar Hosts: Leaves of plants in the parsley family (Apiaceae) including Queen Anne's Lace, carrot, celery and dill. Sometimes plants in the citrus family (Rutaceae) are preferred.

Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including red clover, milkweed, and thistles.

Habitat: A variety of open areas including fields, suburbs, marshes, deserts, and roadsides.

Range: Most of the eastern U.S., north into Quebec, west into s. Saskatchewan, Colorado and se. California; south to n. South America. Subspecies coloro in desert Southwest.

Conservation: Not usually of concern.

NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Management Needs: Maintain open fields in East.

Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Papilionidae

Subfamily: Papilioninae

Identification: Upper surface of wings with black stripes on pale whitish-green background; hindwings have very long tails. Early-spring form is smaller and lighter colored.

Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 4 inches (6.4 - 10.4 cm).

Life History: Adult males fly in the understory near host plants to find females. Females lay single green eggs on lower leaves of host plant. Caterpillars live and feed on the underside of these leaves, then pupate and hibernate there.

Flight: Two flights, April-August, in the northern part of its range; many flights, March-December, in the south.

Caterpillar Hosts: Shrubs of the genus Asimina (pawpaw) in the Annonaceae family. Young plants are preferred.

Adult Food: Moisture from sand and nectar from flowers including blueberry, blackberry, lilac, redbud, viper\'s bugloss, verbena, dogbane, and common milkweed.

Habitat: Breeds in moist low woodlands near swamps and rivers. Adults fly to nectar plants in open fields and brushy areas.

Range: Rare in northern part of range.

Conservation: Not usually of concern.

NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Management Needs: Maintain host trees in various stages of succession.

Long Tailed Skipper:

Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Hesperiidae

Subfamily: Pyrginae

Identification: Tails are long. Upperside is dark blackish brown; body and wing bases are iridescent blue-green. Males have a costal fold enclosing scent scales on the leading edge of the forewing. Dark row on underside of hindwing is a complete band.

Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 5/16 inches (4.5 - 6 cm).

Life History: Adults roost upside down under leaves and limbs. To seek females, males perch 3-6 feet above the ground in sunlit openings. Females lay eggs under leaves in clusters of up to 20. Caterpillars feed on leaves and live in shelters of rolled leaves.

Flight: Two to three broods throughout the year in south Florida and South Texas.

Caterpillar Hosts: Vine legumes including various beans (Phaseolus), hog peanuts (Amphicarpa bracteata), beggar's ticks (Desmodium), blue peas (Clitoria), and wisteria (Wisteria).

Adult Food: Flower nectar from a variety of plants including bougainvillea, lantana, and shepherd's needle.

Habitat: Brushy fields, edges of woods, gardens, and other disturbed open habitats.

Range: Argentina north through Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico to peninsular Florida and South Texas. Occasionally strays and colonizes north to Connecticut, southern Illinois, eastern Kansas, southern Arizona, and southern California.

Conservation: Not usually required.

NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Management Needs: Urbanus proteus caterpillars are sometimes pests on snap beans.

I hope you enjoyed this information.



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