Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 6:56 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: July 31, 2021
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

We are back in our apartment and back from all our summer travels. I am trying to settle in and get things back to some concept of normal. That becomes a bit more challenging as some time in mid-August we will be moving across campus.

Due to some construction issues (not to our apartment) we had to leave our apartment quickly with what we need for the next two - three weeks. I have dropped from all crafting swaps that do not have partners assigned and will be reaching out to partners and hosts today for which partners have been assigned and I have not completed. Please understand. We are safe as is our stuff; we just cannot get to our things.

I just got out of the hospital today (Thursday). I had severe dehydration and heart issues. I’m well on my way to recovery, but my strength is returning very slowly. I’ll jump back into swaps and granting wishes slowly. I’m working to rate and post thank yous today, but focusing to type is hard.

Daddy passed away at 8:00pm on Saturday Jan 9. He is now at peace with our Lord, but the rest of us miss him dearly. I pray we carry his legacy of kindness, love-in-action, devotion, determination and more for generations to come. My amazing Mommy was able to be with him right up to the peaceful end. We miss you Daddy!

Hubby and I work together as cottage parents with at-risk kids. We work specifically with middle school-aged boys and love it!

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

Our youngest, a son, has two children of his own both with August birthdays like hubby and I.



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!


jeka396 rated for CPG-Self-made envelopes-US on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for these envies, the octopus sticker on the one envie was just darling!
Response: I'm glad you like them. I used a combination of extras I've been receiving to make them. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the fun things you sent. I don't collect post cards but I especially like these two!
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I haven't done a big happy mail swap like this before and I've really enjoyed it.
TeaNi rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #1-US on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: thanks for the fun envie! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! This was a lot of fun to put together!
LadyJo rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #1-US on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Fun envie of goodies! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart.
bpl76 rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #1-US on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for the quick rating and the heart! This swap has been a lot of fun!
Allegrae rated for EATC: Lunch ATC - Meal Series #2 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC! I remember those days of hot slop on a tray. How did we survive?
Response: I’m so glad you like it! I appreciate the heart!
takinley rated for TCHH ~ Sermon Notes ~ June 21 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for resending this swap to me. I'm not sure what's going on with my mail. He sometimes puts my mail in my neighbor's box and their's in mine. I hope that you have a blessed day.
Response: Glad you have them. Did the first ones ever arrive?
takinley rated for TCHH ~ Sermon Notes on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for resending this swap. I'm not sure what's going on with my mail. There was a period of time when he would put my mail on my neighbor's box and their's in mine. Hope you have a blessed day.
Response: I’m so happy all got to you. May reading them bless you.
2Hearts rated for TCHH ~ Summer Sunshine on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Wonderful ! Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Enjoy!
Aseret25 rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 7/21~ USA on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the friendship themed collab postcard - I look forward to working on it & passing it on!
Response: I'm glad it made it to you safely. Have fun working on it.
Comment: Love the quotes! Your word for 2021 is fantastic! Send me a PM and tell me more about how your'e working toward being content! It's been amazing to focus on a word a year vs. setting unrealistic expectations and resolutions!
Response: Thank you for rating so quickly. I appreciate your encouragement. I'll try to get that pm to you soon.
Comment: What a bright cheerful postcard you chose and I love all the gardening quotes...so true the healing power of gardening....both in the hard work and the joy of reaping abundance and beauty! To everything there is a season and friendships are ALWAYS in SEASON! Happy summer friend... Charlene
Response: I’m so glad you were blessed. It is such a blessing and honor to call you friend.
Ryleighsmom rated for TCHH ~ Decorated Envie on Jun 13, 2021
Comment: I received your beautiful Scripture envelope and enclosures. Thank you so very much!! I’m sorry it was such a hassle to get it to me. I’m not sure why they wouldn’t forward it. Thank you again for a lovely swap! ❤️
Response: I’m so glad it made it to you. Pray you are settling in well.
goosey rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 6/21~ USA on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: i added more bulk to this card, so i am sending this lovely card home in an envelope!
Response: I'm so glad you were inspired to complete it and send it home. It was a fun card to work on.
Zefaniya rated for TCHH ~ Mail Art ~ May Flowers on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating.
Aseret25 rated for CPG ~ Crazy Collage PC ~ USA on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the interesting postcard.
Response: Thanks for rating so quickly.
Comment: Great quotes!
Response: Glad you liked them!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and sharing all the verses.
Response: Glad you got it safely. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC, it looks scrumptious!🖤
Response: I'm so glad you received it and like it. This is a fun series.
jannieb rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month ~ May ~USA on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the patriotic Memorial Day ATC & for hosting this swap. I really had fun with mine (I did World Turtle Day)....I love the quote on the ATC as well. Happy Swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I am so new to ATC's that I always worry what my partner will think. Thanks for the encouragement!

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

Poftoffel on Jul 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the amazing happy mail!!!!! You are so kind….. I love all the quotes, I’m going to put them up around the house!!! And I would love to send you an ATC, just let me know some of your favorite themes!!!

Highlander18 on Jul 14, 2021:

Best Mail Day!! Thank you for the WW wishes of so many beautiful postcards. All are fantastic - fav is Chicago - used to live near there. Have been to Rome, too.

kiddomerriweather on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you for the touristy PC's you sent for my July WW! My friend will love getting these in the mail. =D

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2021:


Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 23, 2021:

Thank you for the little "flow" card (AWG). I'm sticking a magnet on the back and putting in up on the magnetic door in my studio :)

bethe on Jun 22, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely assortment of quotes. I can’t wait to add these to my journal. Wonderful Wishes June 😊

yvonne401 on Jun 22, 2021:

Thank you for my AWG June wishes for summer stickers, Christian notecards and Christian prayer cards! Thanks for thinking of me!



Poohtat on Jun 19, 2021:

Thank you for the June AWG quotes on a postcard. They made me giggle.

Autist on Jun 18, 2021:

Thank you for sending a bit of happiness my way for WW - June! It's a beautiful tag, I will put in my journal. Cheers!! Evan

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