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Last Online: December 6, 2016
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Home schooling mother of 2 adolescent boys. I am color obsessed and textile addicted! I love to knit and have been doing so for almost 12 years. Lace is my favorite, though I rarely wear it, and rarely have time to knit it.

I'm also a quilter, sewer, a newbie watercolor painter, and my newest addiction are Artist Trading Cards and art journaling. I love ATC's, because it allows me to explore all art mediums.

I especially love to use vintage lace, vintage hankies, photos and verbage from old books and used postage stamps.

I live in my garden in the spring and summer and love playing in the dirt.

I love to write and I'm working on writing my first 2 books. I have journals throughout the house, to record my inspirations, and have found that writing poetry often helps me work through life's trying times.

Favorite Movies

Up and Pay It Forward! There is so little time for movie viewing. When there is time, I want it to be a positive, feel good movie.

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I love to learn about different parts of the world! The landscape, the people, the textile history. I love to hear stories of old quilts, that have survived generations within a family. Or the handknit blanket or sweater, made by a grandmother who lived on some far off island. And I love well written historical fiction!

As an art journalist, I love exploring various mediums in my art. I also love meaningful quotes. Quotes that make you stop and think....not so much cliche.

Mad About Color!

As for preference, I'm not sure I have any strong preferences. I love fun color, bold color, subtle colors, big bold flowers, solids, etc. (Not a lover of plaid or bubblegum pinks.) I especially love old Danish and Japanese fabric, and vintage buttons. Not something readily available here in the states:-(

I love all things nature, butterflies, bees, trees, and especially birds!. Most importantly, I love surprises, so just about any goes for me.

I have developed a taste for fine Irish linens, love to collect old floral hankies, pretty paper and love colorful buttons of all sorts (not so fond of metal buttons).

What I Don't Love

I don't care much for cutesie or glitter. On occasion I use a tad bit of glitter glue to embellish, but the pour on glitter.....can't stand it. It's messy, and it ruins anything it touches.

I love cute little kids, especially if they are vintage, but I don't care much for cute little teddy bears, hearts....bubble gummy type things. Not a big fan of stickers either. I don't use them, so I'd rather not get them.


Moominbrooke rated for Mandala ATC #5 on Sep 30, 2015
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rate- I just found the unopened envelope.
DaisyTX rated for SEPTEMBER PRAYER FLAG on Sep 20, 2015
Comment: Bette, The prayer flag is wonderful! Thank you so much :)
Blewfroglets rated for Winter on Sep 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman! :)
AdelaideQuinn rated for Mandala ATC #4 on Sep 2, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC:)
qbee rated for {Tree} ATC #2 on Aug 24, 2015
Comment: thank you. Debbie
dardarbinx rated for Fall on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: Love the card you sent it in thank you
DowneastArtisan rated for Mandala ATC #3 on Aug 14, 2015
Comment: TYSM for the Great ATC! Its a good Reminder to Meditate Daily!
lunakat805 rated for JULY PRAYER FLAG on Aug 8, 2015
Comment: Great prayer flag ! Thank you!
Ajijic rated for August Prayer Flag Swap on Aug 7, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful prayer flag. It is lovely, you put a lot of thought into this. I really like it. BC
TC rated for Quote ATC x2 #6 on Aug 6, 2015
Comment: Nice cards; I love the artistry of the backgrounds.
Comment: nice variety, thank you Bette
Comment: thank you for the extras...love the squares
Comment: I love the color of this dishcloth. So cheery looking. Thanks so much for the tea. The envelope smelled so good when I opened it. I love Tulsi.
DaisyTX rated for JUNE PRAYER FLAG on Jun 19, 2015
Comment: Bette! This flag that you made for me is BEAUTIFUL! I have a very special connection to red birds and this prayer flag brought me peace the moment I opened it. I cannot express how beautiful this is to me. Thank you :)
Comment: Washcloth is one of the prettiest I have received, and thanks for the bookmark , too.
travelgirl rated for ** Valentine's Day ATC on Apr 28, 2015
miia rated for paper swap on Apr 9, 2015
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for your envelope full of papers! I can't wait to use all those nice things on my crafting projects! :) I would love to give you more than just one heart <3
Mrsfabicons rated for March Prayer Flag on Mar 31, 2015
Comment: Thank you for a very beautiful prayer flag, love it to bits!
vick302000 rated for Many ATC's Swap #3 on Mar 27, 2015
Comment: Sorry I missed this one
Lorivintage55 rated for March Paper Swap on Mar 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the nice papers :)

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user5719 on Jul 9, 2015:
5 inch charm swap #48

Hello, I just wanted to check that you did receive my swaps of 5 inch charms. I am retired from the post office so I do know that things can get lost. If there was a problem please let me know. Have a great day, Patricia Howell, user 5719

skydancer on Mar 21, 2015:

Happy Springtime!

skydancer on Mar 4, 2015:

Thank you so much for the lovely prayer flag that you created for me! It will look lovely with my collection. - Renee'

SquirrellyGirl on Mar 19, 2014:

Hey, I sent you a message but you haven't seen it yet...just wondering if the Little ATC Houses swap I sent you arrived? Can you please rate or let me know if you didn't receive it so I can resend? Thanks!

rubyrose on Nov 3, 2012:

Hi, I've sent you several messages and I haven't heard back from you. Hope you are okay. Could you please let me know if you've received my OWL ATC. I'm concerned as it's been so long! Thanks so much. ~ rubyrose

rubyrose on Oct 28, 2012:

Hi, I've sent you a PM but I haven't heard back. Could you please let me know if you've received my ATC. I'm concerned as it's been so long! Thanks so much. rubyrose

SherriB on May 11, 2012:

Hello again--since I haven't heard from you about the Flower series swap, I'm just going to make it sender's choice. I see from your rated swaps and current swaps that it doesn't look like you've been in any of the other Flower Series swaps, so I feel pretty safe in sending you anything from the list of options we were given. I want to work on it this weekend so I can get it in the mail in a timely fashion. Thanks.

SherriB on May 10, 2012:

Hi--I'm your partner for the Flower Series make-up swap--I emailed you a couple days ago but got no response. Could you please tell me which flowers you need, since you didn't post them below the swap in the comments section? I need to get them done before the mailing deadline. Thanks.



user8034 on Mar 14, 2011:

Hi TC. Yes, your block did arrive, and I love it!

TC on Mar 6, 2011:

Wondering if the Wonky House block I sent you has arrived, and if it has, if you could please rate me?

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