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walla2kitty

walla2kitty
Date Joined: June 9, 2020
Last Online: March 3, 2021
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a mom who likes to read, quilt, craft, and take photographs of my travels, my family, and random animals. I am still in contact with my pen pal from 8th grade, 30 years later. I enjoy writing letters and receiving them as well. My husband was in the Army for the first nine years of our marriage. We have lived in Washington State, Texas, and Massachusetts and have travelled through all the states in between. I've travelled to Germany and France and have a trip planned to Greece in April 2022. I love learning about different cultures and regional history and food. Please tell me what's special about where you live, where you go for fun, and whether or not I should come visit. I love having friends in far-flung places.

Favorite Books

I really enjoy non-fiction books about psychology, sociology, and business. I also like memoirs and biographies. I've read every Malcolm Gladwell book and I like his style of writing. As for fiction novels, I like compelling or likeable characters. I started to read Gone Girl and never finished because I didn't like any of the characters and I didn't care what happened to them. I love stories of redemption and strong character development. I tend to prefer non-fiction but I do enjoy historical fiction if it is well written. I don't like Christian romance or Chic-lit at all.

Here are some of my favorites: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller, Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber, The Great Divorce by CS Lewis

Favorite Movies

The Notebook, The Blind Side, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Princess Bride, Hoodwinked, Surf’s Up

Favorite Crafts

Quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, card making, stamping, and collage.

Favorite Things

Going for hikes in the woods, planting flowers and watching them grow, making scrapbooks and looking at photographs, planning vacations, visiting museums and parks, shopping in thrift stores, getting pedicures and massages, singing along to the radio, playing party games with my kids and their friends.

My favorite color is coral. My favorite scent is lilac. I enjoy candles, lotion, and all those generic gift items at Marshalls. I often make gift baskets for work and I like putting things together that will make someone smile.

Likes and Dislikes

Food: I like peanut butter cups, coconut anything, and caramel popcorn. While I am not happy about it, I need to watch my carbs so I am always happy to receive low-carb recipes that have been tested and found to be delicious. I do not like dark chocolate, coffee, or black licorice.

Fabric: I love quilt-store quality cotton fabric, but not the stuff from Joanns or Walmart. Fabric that is stiff, rough, thin, or loose weave is not worth the time I put into my projects. My quilts are mostly bright and modern. I don’t use earth or royal tones often but I do like blues, greens, corals, and neutrals.

Paper Crafting: I like printed papers, cardstock, ink, stamps, stickers, watercolor, color pencil drawings, calligraphy, stamps, ribbon, washi tape, markers, thread, fabric, patterns, rulers, books, magazines, and good advice. I do not like Halloween, horror, gothic, or dark themes. Please, no tiny reward stickers or cartoon characters, nothing that is made specifically for children.

Books: Only send me a book if you have read it and liked it. I used to work in a bookstore and found that even if a book was a best seller, it didn't mean it was good. They just had a good publicist. Personal recommendations are always best.

Ratings

megan1230 rated for Pick 3 for Me! on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: Great swap! Thank you so much!
2Hearts rated for Just Randomness #1 on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Very nice swap partner! Thank you!
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Comment: I love the Kite card you made! I picked the same holiday when I sent to my partner...how funny is that? I also enjoyed reading about your memories and those adorable children! Thanks for sharing with me! Enjoy your day!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and heart stickers!
CraftyTara rated for RAK Destash #2 - February on Feb 16, 2021
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Zypdoda rated for Scripture Writing Swap on James on Feb 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautifully handwritten scriptures ❤️
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Comment: Thank you SO much! I love the card and what you wrote! KEEP ON KEEPIN" ON!!! Thank you for the stickers too! I will definitely put them to good use!! Hugging you from NJ!! x Gabi
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Comment: Thank you so much. Love it all. Happy Valentine's Day.
Nicole19 rated for Valentine Swap on Feb 6, 2021
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Comment: I received your card and I love it! Very creative with the washi tape! And your poem was so sweet. Thanks so much :)
AliCrafter rated for Valentine Swap on Feb 4, 2021
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Comment: What a fun envelope! I'm making my daughter a garden themed flip book /journal with lots of bee things (here middle name starts with a "B" so she's always been HollyBee). I'm going to remove the elements on you great envelope to use in her book! So thank you for that. AND thank you for the really cute card and for including such a lovely "ode." Very special.
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Comment: Sarah, Thank you for you lovely letter. It was very inspiring.
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Comment: Sarah, I love your swap. The fish stationary was great, and the fabric pieces are amazing. The cows are too cute!! Thanks for the lovely letter, I love hearing of your quilting adventures. I used to give quilts to family and friends who had babies so I wouldn't hoard quilts. You rock!! Thanks!
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Comment: Hi there Sarah, much appreciated for your letter and the goodies you sent!
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Comment: OMG!!! I got my box today, and I absolutely LOVE everything!!!! Thank you for all my stuff, and the wonderful glimpse of your state!!! If I could give you more than one heart, I would!!! This was an absolutely amazing swap!!!! Thank you again!!!!
Response: So glad you liked it. It was a fun one.
Carrii rated for I love stationery: Topic New Year on Jan 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your nice letter. It brought to mind one of my favorite opinions about happiness - you can't enjoy the good times if you never have any bad times. (or like some people - ignore or suppress the bad times) We need to feel all the feels! Also your stationery was fantastic.
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Comment: Thank you so much for your card, joke and quote! Also for the quilt pattern. I need to get back to my quilting. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
bettflow0017 rated for Random Question Swap #6 on Jan 16, 2021
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CraftyShana76 rated for Random Question Swap #6 on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: You are a lot braver than me. I would have never gone in if people were not wearing masks. The places I’ve gone here in my town they all wear masks. Stay safe!!!! TYVM for the lovely PC! I’ve never been to WA.
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Comment: I loved the cards and goodies! TYVM!
rjdolphin rated for Goodies swap #6 on Jan 5, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter and all the great items in the swap. I'll be able to use many of them for my swaps in the future!

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