Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2021 4:41 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: May 17, 2021
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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!


PATHACKER rated for Private ~ Pathacker and ChrisAnne on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome scrapbook items. They were just what I needed
Response: Great! I look forward to receiving the fabric.
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thank you for all of the extras, I am looking forward to using them. I love the envelope art too! My apologies - I thought I rated this previously, but put it on the wrong swap! Both were April ATC swaps and ChrisAnne vs. Christine, and well, working on things on my phone, I was not watching carefully as I wanted to rate as quickly as possible.
Response: I’m so glad you like the ATC. I’m still new to these, but I’m hooked!
Comment: Thank you for the verses!
Response: Thank you for the heart and the quick rating!
vlhafer54 rated for CPG ~ Ransom Note HMPC ~ USA on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for joining the swap and for the heart! These were a lot of fun to make!
tcornell rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ USA 4/2021 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you!! ♥♥♥
Response: Thanks for the heart and the quick rating. Have a blessed weekend.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ APRIL Scavenger Hunt ~ USA on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a fun packet of awesome things! I love these types of swaps! Yes, it has been awhile that we swapped! Time to increase that! LOL!
Response: Glad you enjoyed receiving the swap! Hope to see you in my mail box soon!
Comment: Thank you for the encouraging quote, I really like that one!
Response: So glad you were blessed by the quote I chose.
Comment: I always enjoy receiving from you! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart. You continue to bless me in so many ways!
user6937 rated for OoO: Washi tape swap on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the brights (I would have really loved the one you used to keep them together - the bikes, lol)!
Response: I thought you would like that one, but that was all I had of it as it was a sample given to me a long time ago. Thanks for the quick rating.
Comment: Hi! Funny meeting you here since this isn't TCHH...lol Thanks for the postcard and nice greeting!
Response: I just noticed I have you as a send to in another CPG swap now too. Thanks for the heart and quick rating.
Candace rated for TCHH ~ Easter Card on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for hosting and Happy Easter :)
Response: Happy Easter to you as well! Have a sweet, blessed Easter.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card!
Response: Thanks for the quick rating! I hope Grayson loves all his cards.
grammypammy rated for TCHH ~ Encouraging Word PC on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and quote from Dr. Seuss. That's a great quote!
Response: Thanks for the quick rating! Dr. Seuss has so many great quotes!
KaliOya rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ March 2021~ USA on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for passing along the collab postcard. I look forward to adding to it. Really am enjoying the Poe bookmarks. Thanks so much:) Happy swapping.
Response: I'm glad you enjoy the pc and the bookmarks. I love hosting the hm collab pc swaps as it is so sweet to see what others create.
Comment: Thank you ChrisAnne. I really enjoy the swaps that you host.God bless!
Response: Thank you for the heart and your kind words. You are such an encouragement to me.
Comment: Thank you for the extra pocket. You have a very nice business card sized swap card. Take care.
Response: i sure hope you like them and can use them. Thank you so much for the heart!
BusyB rated for BusyB and ChrisAnne on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty tags, love the fabric ribbon for the backing! Great idea! I hope your swap arrives soon and your WW wish from Feb! Curious George may be a little too curious! Lol Thanks again for the private swap.
Response: I got all of it. I’m so glad you like the ribbon background; it seemed to bring it all together.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and scriptures.
Response: Thank you for rating so promptly.
Comment: Got your cool pc today! I really love the tissue paper layering! I don't know why I haven't done this yet! Great effect! And i appreciate the creative way you chose to have the purple petals go both over and under the other flowers. I do that too, it takes a little extra manipulation, and I appreciate the extra effort you put into doing that. Also, that washi on the back matches perfectly! That's impressive! 😆 Also, congrats on the RAK you just won (happened to see that in the forum). Thank you for your lovely pc!
Response: Thank you for your extremely kind words and for the heart. I'm so glad you like the pc as I don't consider myself an artist.
Comment: Lovely additions. Very pretty. Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and the heart!

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warheart on May 14, 2021:

Thank you for the goodies from the CPG Pick 2 tag!

fishsteak on May 13, 2021:

Thank you for the washi and sticker covered postcard for Wonderful Wishes May! You did a great job covering it; I love it! :D

Lonestarchild on May 13, 2021:

Thanks so much for the fun handmade envies and vintage postage -- two of my favs!! AWG May

goosey on Apr 24, 2021:

thank you for swapping the hmpc's with me! these are so lovely! i really enjoy these small sizes of art..

MamaD on Apr 13, 2021:

Thank you for finishing the CPG Jams! They are lovely! I will get started on these new ones asap! Thank you again!!

Poohtat on Apr 12, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG April Pink/Purple envie. Love it all. Pink and purple are meant to go together!

Autist on Apr 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for the WW stickers!! So many!!! I will put them to good use. It was a kind thought!! Cheers, Evan

lindseyjae on Apr 10, 2021:

Hi! Thanks so much for the birthday card and goodies you sent me for WW April!

LindaW on Mar 26, 2021:

Praying for your health. Have a blessed weekend.

BusyB on Mar 24, 2021:

Thank you for my March WW wishes! I love that you put together a slow stitching kit just for me. I love it and can't wait to make some pretty things with all of it. So awesome! 😎 Thank you! What a thoughtful wish.

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