Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2022 8:19 am


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: May 15, 2022
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hubby and I work together with at-risk kids. We have been in vocational ministry with kids/teens for 20+ years and wouldn't have it any other way.

Our youngest son, 15, and I spend a lot of time together as I homeschool. We adopted one of the amazing kiddos we had in foster care at our previous positions. He is doing so well.

Our other two children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school.

Our youngest, a son, has three children of his own. Our two grandsons have August birthdays like hubby, their daddy and I. Our precious granddaughter was born in March.



Valuable: My Christian faith

Animal: sloth

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis,CRPS and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms and chocolate.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015 and a second time in August 2018. *Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


Begokschaf rated for TCHH ~ Mail Art May '22 ~ USA on May 13, 2022
Comment: What sweet pictures. And what a great day. Thank you for sharing
Response: Thank you! It was an amazing day. I appreciate the heart.
SatisHuman rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ May '22 ~ USA on May 10, 2022
Comment: Great job! Thanks for passing on the PC!
Response: Glad you like it. I've been receiving some great ones lately.
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC.
Response: I'm so glad you like the ATC. April is pretty special to us.
ÇisnerosV rated for CQ-paper craft -US on May 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pocket folio. I loved it.
Response: I'm so glad you like the folio pocket. Thank you for the heart.
24Donna rated for TCHH ~ 3, 2, 1 of 2022 on May 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Congratulations on the adoption of Josh! God bless you
Response: Thank you for the congrats. I can't imagine life without him anymore. :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute pockets! Love the pockets inside the pocket, haha.
Response: Glad you like them. Hope you can use the goodies too.
Comment: Sorry for the late rate... thought I had rated you already! Completed the last section and will send home June round. Apparently, missed the May sign up yesterday... spent 4 hrs in ER, too tired to get on computer when I came home. Started new one. I really like these, they are so challenging! Even starting a new one! See you in the June round 🙂
Response: Glad you are enjoying the swap. Please send the one you complete home as soon as you complete it. I have a few extra cards if you want to do a private swap for May.
Comment: Thank you for the bridge. You're right, God does it beautifully. Hubby is doing pretty well, but he has to go in for another surgery on his leg on Wed. He has to have a bone graft. He is in good spirits and we know that it will all work out well, but prayers are ALWAYS appreciated. Thank you!
Response: I will definitely keep you and hubby in my prayers as he moves forward in his recovery. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: You’re fabulous! Love my goodies but the hunt for all the #14’s was the most fun I’ve had in ages. My favorite was the one on your address label, on the page of the monkeys book. The hardest to find was the one on the inside flap of the envie. Took 3 counts to find it!!! Thanks ever so much for the fun!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I will admit that I did keep a list of where they all were in case you couldn't find them all. The one of George's book was my favorite too! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the notes and stickers! I love the envelope, especially that you wrote the verse of the outside. Easter was spent with family at my parents' house. No Easter egg hunts since all the grandkids are older.
Response: Thank you so much for the sweet words and heart. I'm so glad you had a good family Easter.
arimails rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: PRAYERS - very heart felt letter you wrote, Read Psalm 121, Psalm 23. Psalm 25 Take time to Rest. Listen to Music. Hugs !
Response: Thank you for the encouragement and Scripture ideas.
ariestess rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Softawoo rated for CPG 2 Mini Envelope Flip Book - US on Apr 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks, ChrisAnne! This is really cute. I love the papers you chose.
Response: Thank you. These were a lot of fun to make. I've made a few extra for my own journals.
dorcii rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your email, and I'm very sorry for my delayed rating!
Response: Thank you for rating. No worries on the delay.
Comment: Thank you for the Easter wishes.
Response: Thank you for rating. Hope your Easter was great!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Flower Notecard + PC - US on Apr 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful swap! I love the notecard you sent, plus the enclosed notecard and pc!! Many many thanks!
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ M on Apr 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the map postcard. I'll always take a postcard with a good looking man 😂
Response: Thank you for the heart and fun response. I'm not sure the man was all that good looking. lol!
Comment: Thank you and have a blessed Easter!
Response: Have a blessed Easter yourself.
DonniJane rated for CQ--Altered paper clip -US on Apr 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the extra
Response: You're very welcome. Once I got started, I couldn't stop creating these. They were a lot of fun.

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OrigamiGrace on Apr 17, 2022:


arimails on Apr 16, 2022:

CPG Easter Profile Bling- Global

Hope you have a lovely Easter Sunday !

Meliknives on Apr 13, 2022:

CPG Easter Profile Bling - Global

easter eggs

tcornell on Mar 23, 2022:

Thank you for such a sweet comment, it truly made me smile. I just finished loading the storage unit into the uhaul trailer- took all day for my stepmother and I to load it. Have some stuff to add from her house tomorrow morning, then hitting the road for the 1300 mile trip (just my dog and I, please say a prayer for a safe and uneventful trip for us. I've never pulled a trailer before either. Lots of new things in my life lately!). My apartment in MI, will be my first place alone- since I was 24. I'm 52 now... I appreciate your friendship, thank you. Stay so wonderfully you!

Giddyanni on Feb 28, 2022:

Thank you so much for the pretty and thoughtful washi-tape samples, they will be put to good use! What a clever idea to camouflage them, LOL.

And the beautiful envelope is on my Inspiration wall Once again, thank you very much :0)

jannieb on Feb 22, 2022:

I'm glad you liked all the sloth stuff...I had more than I thought. Can you believe I had sloth paper clips? Crazy!

Fairydollmilk on Feb 7, 2022:

Thank you for the neat vintage postage for my Jan wish!

tcornell on Jan 27, 2022:


Just stopping by to say "Hi"!


Autist on Jan 15, 2022:

Thank you for the WW - Jan wish of labels!! I will be putting them on my vision board and journal. They are super helpful! I just don’t have a maker, but really wanted these specifically! So thank you for sending them!! Cheers! Evan

Robinarie on Jan 14, 2022:

Thank you for granting January Wonderful Wishes! I love the sticky notes, sending a message too. Robinarie

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