Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 11:22 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

9/13/21 New address! I've updated the system, but if you need the new one, pm me for it!

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!


TonyaAshe rated for TCHH ~ Make Me Smile ~ USA on Oct 21, 2021
Response: Thank you for the quick rate. I trust you enjoyed your goodies.
Comment: Cute of the picture, but so sorry to read about the dog fight. Yes, it isn't a fair world. Seems like blame always gets shifted. Ugh!
Response: Thank you for the kindness. Sorry all I could share was sadness.
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC. I love the various materials you used for the table setting.
Response: Thank you for the compliment. I love combining multiple textures. I really appreciate the heart.
Comment: Great postcard! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it.
Comment: Thanks for passing on this fun postcard! I look forward to working on it!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
jeka396 rated for CPG Ransom Note HMPC #3 - US on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun ransom note PC! I still get magazines, as I had some rewards points to use and the only completely free things were magazines. So, after reading I use them for stuff like this, or take fun images for handmade envies. And then whatever is left, I use the pages as an underlayment, so I don’t get glue or paint all over my table. Nice to be able to just turn a page and have a clean working space!
Response: What great ways to reuse your magazines! I’m glad you enjoyed my card.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Mail Art ~ Fall Fun on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great verses and nice envie! Glad for Fall weather!
Response: Thank you for the heart! It is always an honor to swap with you!
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Getting to Know Me on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! I laughed at your "photo" that was good, because I can't draw either. I actually pasted a photo of me there.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I appreciate it so much!
bf0932 rated for CPG ~ This is Me! ~ USA on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed reading about you.
Response: Glad you liked it.
Comment: Thanks for your fall memories!
Response: Glad it arrived safely.
Comment: I love cherry Pepsi. I don't drink it because I'm diabetic but I love it.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I hope I didn't trigger any bad desires for you. But I promise that I drink enough for both of us!
Comment: Thank you so much for your swap! I liked the photos. Herbie is such a cutie <3 And I love the idea of that pendant. I wish I could get that kind of pendant of my granny, but we don't have her fingerprint. I'm sorry for that loss <3
Response: Thank you for your kind words. The service for the pendant is somethin the Hospice House offered where Daddy passed. I'm not sure why it isn't offered more.
Comment: Cute pup and I LOVE that chronic pain one! I also suffer from chronic pain, it stinks and is SOO hard to even get out of bed every day! Thanks for sharing!
Response: So sorry you fight this battle too. Prayers for better days ahead.
Comment: πŸ‘
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Cute ATC! Thanks!
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for your pictures! I looked at them before reading and I loved your selfie, I thought you looked so happy and likeable and after reading the story I liked it even more. That was such a nice idea for a pendant to have your dad close. I am sorry for your loss. Also I liked the instagram post. It really resonated with me.. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart and kind words.
Comment: Beautiful pictures and stories. Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thanks for the heart and kind words.
Hell0Z0mbie rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ Aug 21~ USA on Aug 31, 2021
Comment: Fun PC! Thank you! :)
Response: Thanks for understanding and allowing me to keep this pc going! It's always a pleasure to swap with you.
Comment: I so enjoyed reading your notecard! Glad things are starting off good for homeschooling and I'm sure your son enjoys being with his mom! I'm getting a little discouraged with swaps and members who don't follow through. We'll be moving the latter part of October and won't really have the space for all my swap stuff so I may cut back drastically. And since postage went up again, it's getting expensive to be in so many groups/swaps it seems. Thanks again for your notecard!
Response: I understand the need to cut back. I sure hope you don't leave our group. Remember, we can always consider merging two Christian groups together. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ
Response: You are quite welcome.

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Ikat78 on Oct 18, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely handmade Fall notecard for Oct WW. I love it!

lindseyjae on Oct 16, 2021:

Hello and thanks for the nice postcard you sent me for my WW October wish - I would love to be "PC pals" with you, thank you for offering! I will get a postcard sent out your way as soon as I can, thank you again! P.S. I loved reading your comments about fall - I often take experiencing autumn in its glories for granted, and your note was a good reminder for me not to. :-)

Robinarie on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you very much for the October Wishes. Great assortment and I love the little envelope with Word of the Day!

Ikat78 on Sep 20, 2021:

Thank you for the PC destash for WW!!

tcornell on Sep 19, 2021:

Thank you so much for the 3 letter sets and the fold n send stationery! Love everything β™₯β™₯β™₯ September WW

bethe on Sep 19, 2021:

Thank you for the PC from Sept. WW! I'll be writing back ASAP :)

susieq11 on Sep 13, 2021:

Thank you for the cookie recipe for August WW! I’ll put it with my holiday cookie recipes! Yay!!! : )

lindseyjae on Sep 10, 2021:

Thanks so much for the fun cut-outs you sent me. Can't wait to use them in my collages!

(WW: September Wishlist)

tcornell on Sep 9, 2021:


LadyJo on Aug 24, 2021:

Thank you so very very much for the anyhow Happy Mail! I love surprises! I love the things you sent to me! I may just have to use it all in my journal! Thanks for thinking of me!

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