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Date Joined: August 14, 2013
Last Online: March 26, 2017
Birthday: November 4, 1956
Country: United States
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1/5/17 - Several days ago the town snowplow took out my mailbox that was full of outgoing swaps. Everything spewed out and many blew down the street or were run over by cars. I believe I found it all but if you are missing a swap from me please contact me and I will resend right away. Happy Snowy New Year to me, lol.

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: Pattie, thanks for a cute vintage holiday card. I think those cards are actually more creative and both whimsical as this one and also beautiful, reverent religious in others. I especially enjoy the vintage Santa ones and REALLY love the Father Christmas ones. The cards may not be as fancy and ornate as we find or make today, but for some reason I'm drawn to them. This one is getting close to what I knew as a child which may be why I like it. (I'm approaching #68 on April 18, so I'm feeling quite vintage especially after falling in mid-December and breaking my hip. I didn't think that happens until you are really "vintage"--like 87 or whatever. But I'm coming back (still doing rehab PT), and maybe, if it had to happen, recovering now is probably easier than recovering at 88. Anyway, thanks for a clever Santa card. In 2011, we went to Smoky Mountains in Oct. for fall foliage which hubby had never seen before. In one of the specialty gift shops, we found tee shirts that said " Dear Santa, I tried!" We got one for each of our kiddos!
Comment: Love the postcard!! Thanks so much!!
Comment: Thanks for the fun flamingo pen!
Response: So glad you liked it.
miablancs rated for CHWH: 3 Blind Postcards - Touristy on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your three postcards they arrived today. I am sorry to tell you that I am so stressed out about the PC that I sent to you for the send a Yellow Flower PC on international womans day swap. You have never rated me and I am sick with worry that maybe you did not get it.
Response: Don't stress, you have re-sent and I am sure it will make it. I truly thought I had sent you an answer and I am sorry if it fell through the cracks.
Poftoffel rated for OPEN QUICK Pet Photo swap #2 on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful little dog! She looks so sweet. Thank you for sharing!
Response: She is spoiled rotten, lol. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: thanks for your nice card
Response: Thank you for the heart.
jeufr27 rated for OPEN QUICK Pet Photo swap #2 on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Great photos and animals!
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Junebug505 rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #2 on Mar 20, 2017
Response: Thank you for the heart.
pansdaughter13 rated for NH: Easy Postcard #14 on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great post card. Hope your St. Pat's Day was a blast. Happy Spring!
Response: We just stayed tucked in our nice warm house but it was nice. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Very nice PC. Reading a lot of craft magazines just frustrates me because I see so many things I'd love ot make and know I'll never get around to doing it. I hope you can enjoy looking without making more than I do.
Response: Yeah, I am letting go of most of my magazines after reading them, all except the cross stitch ones. I've got so many patterns I want to stitch, lol. Thank you for rating.
MisoMiso rated for OPEN QUICK Pet Photo swap #2 on Mar 19, 2017
Response: Thank you for rating.
mellyrose89 rated for Make a Chevron bookmark on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!! I love them. Thank you for the extras as well!
Response: Only the second time I've used my laminating cartridge. Thank you for the heart.
Jadelynn rated for PPWAH - Postcard from Ephemera on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your postcard!
Response: Thank you for the heart.
pne rated for PCEW17 Round 1 on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the (slightly late) postcard!
Response: I've received many postcards a little late and never felt the need to rate a 3.
Comment: Pattie, thank you for you beautiful fall foliage postcard and lovely note. I agree fall is beautiful up north.
Response: My favorite time of year. Have a great Spring and Summer.
MCGalaxy rated for Favorite craft You tube tutorial on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing your video
Response: I love this swap, Great idea. Thank you for the heart.
Lexidh rated for OPEN QUICK Pet Photo swap #2 on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Oh gosh, what a cutie! I'm a softie for these miniature wiener dogs, can't have one myself, but if I could... *sigh*
Response: I can't have a cat, My husband doesn't like them. At least I have my dog.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Send 5 Postcards on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Hi Pattie - Thanks so much for all the wonderful PCs. I'm excited to add them to my collection. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Glad you liked what I chose for you. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Got your package yesterday. Thank you so much! I love all of the metallic you put on the page. Very cool! Thanks again!
Response: I enjoyed coloring it for you. Thank you for the heart.

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miablancs on Mar 24, 2017:

I mailed out the resend for the swap Send a Yellow Flower Postcard for International Womans Day. Please can you let me know when it arrives =D. Have a great weekend !

miablancs on Mar 23, 2017:

Can I please know if my Send a Yellow Flower Postcard for International Womans Day has arrived. I sent it to you on March 4th and already sent you a message asking if it arrived but you did not answer. I am so worried and want to resend if needed. Please can you respond to me somehow.

Poftoffel on Mar 21, 2017:

Hi! Could you please send me the email for the Quick Pet Photo swap again? I looked in all my folders but it isn't there...but I know you sent because you got rated by others! I'd love to see your pets :D

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2017:


christineann79 on Feb 14, 2017:

Happy Valentine's Day to you from me!





With lots of love,


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christineann79 on Feb 14, 2017:

Happy Valentine's Day


Lots of Love,


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paperfilia on Feb 14, 2017:

Happy Valentine's Day!

You're the Purr-fect friend for me!


Love Traci

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MCGalaxy on Feb 14, 2017:

Happy Valentines Day

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