Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 8:46 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: October 2, 2022
Birthday: June 23, 1954
Country: United States

About Me


I want to apologize to everyone who has received late swaps, undecorated swaps and swap with no extras. My husband has had health issues over the last month and it finally resulted in him begging to go to the emergency room 7 days ago. He has had a lot of pain. I have tried hard to keep up with him, work, and swaps all at the same time. I have run behind on all of the above. We just came home from the hospital today and I will get everything caught up, including rating. I have done some of the writing swaps from the hospital thus no or little decoration or extras. My friend was sweet enough to come by here and feed my kitty and throw a few things in a bag for me. You work with what you get. I was working on one swap when he needed to go and I just left and I find I have one very dried up stamp pad. I forgot to close it. Please forgive me and give me a couple of days or so to catch up. If you are a person who prays please pray for us, this isn't over yet. I'm holding faith that we will walk into the doctor's office Friday and she will say "It was just a tumor, No Cancer." Everyone of you will hear me singing God's praises. You will know it's me because I can't sing worth a darn. LOL! I love and appreciate all the friends I have made on Swap- bot. I think swapping will help keep me sane as we move along here.

11/10/16 I will be out of town from Friday afternoon(11/11) til Sunday afternoon (11/13) for a church retreat. I will answer any messages when I return. Thanks.

I want to let everyone know that I have not flaked on any swaps. I had a lot going on with my family and had to be out of town for a time, When I got back I messaged a few people that I was back on course then I got hit with a bout of arthritis. Thank God for pain pills - I'm able to move again. I think it was because of dealing with 4 little ones for a week. I have completed a few things that I plan to mail out today. Just know that if I owe you a swap you will get it. I have never gotten this far behind before and I will get caught up. Thank you all for your patience with me.

I'm 60 years old, newly retired from 20 years with Walmart. I now work part time for Lifeway Christian Stores. I have been married to my wonderful Hubby for 35 years this year. We never had any children of our own but we helped raise my little sister who was only 3 when our mother passed away. She now has 6 children and 2 step children ranging in age from 23 down to 6 years old. You know the saying "If I had known grandkids were so much fun I would have had them first" Well, we did that. I love them all (even the ones who are now taller than me and make fun of me because of it). They are just like our own. I love all types of crafts and hobbies. I love all colors but the greatest of all of course is purple. Scrapbooking, book making, journaling and paper crafts seem to be what I've been working on most lately. I also started quilting in 1998. I love swapping with others. I love snail mail. I do not have a URL or website. I guess I need to find out what that is. Please e-mail me with any other information that you need.

Favorite Music

I like most all types of music. I listen mostly to contemporary christian and southern gospel. I also like country and rock oldies. The only things I really do not like is hip hop/rap and jazz.

Favorite Books

Again, I like some of all types of books. Most of the books I have read lately are fiction books set in biblical times. I also like: Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Earlene Fowler, Robin Carr, Sheryl Woods, Mary Higgins Clark, And Nicolas Sparks.

Favorite Movies

There's too many to list here but some of my favorites are Sound of Music, Paint Your Wagon, Fiddler On The Roof, Independence Day, Star Wars, The Indiana Jones movies, Air Force One, (yes, I do like Harrison Ford) and several John Wayne movies just to name a few. We watched "God's Not Dead" last night and it was really good.

Favorite Television

Castle, Forever, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Dancing With The Stars, Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and American Idol.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting, Embroidery, Scrapbook/journal making, Paper Crafts, Jewelry Making, Photography and I'm working on learning to do more artsy things. I'm not a true artist but I have been playing with the art journaling, zentangle/doodling crafts lately.I'm getting pretty good at drawing things that do not need to be identified as a object. When I need specific shapes, stamps and stencils are my friends. I also like to look for things that can be used in ways other than their original purpose. Example: I found a cell phone case with an interesting cutout design and I bought it for a stencil. I make angels out of the net bath puffs on a string. Things like that. A challenge for the brain.

Favorite Colors

Purple is the #1 color in my opinion but I like all colors. In fabrics I tend to gravitate towards blues as my second choice. I'm not sure why unless it's because it is my Hubby's favorite. Lately I'm drawn to bright colors- oranges, yellows, bright greens, teals, etc. I like all shades from pastels to jewel tones. Really the only color I do not like is gold. I'm not referring to metallic gold but the golds that are just beyond mustard to baby poo.I just can't stand them.

Stuff I Like

Fabrics, Quilting and sewing supplies and patterns, Papers (colored, patterned, embossed, specialty, you name it.) I love anything paper. Paper clips, Brads, Postcards, Ephemera, Interesting cutouts from magazines, Die cuts, Tags, Beads, Buttons, Laces, Trims, Jewelry supplies, Bracelets (even the plastic ones), Washi tape. Stamps, Stencils, used Postage stamps, Pens, Pencils, Markers, Colors, Paints, Glues, Books, both for reading and for crafting with, Bookmarks, Threads, Flosses, Unique fibers, and Specialty yarns, Chocolate.

I'm trying to convince Hubby that I need an Office Depot for my birthday and a Hobby Lobby for Christmas. He's trying to win the lottery for me.


Angels, Butterflies, Teapots and cup and saucer sets, Lighthouses.

Stuff I Do Not Like

Scented items (allergies), Body sprays and lotions, bath products, (Again, allergies), Coffees and Teas, (Diet Coke is my addiction) Mint candy.


marclively rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #10 on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Barbara rated for Wax Seals Swap #5 ~USA~ on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you Dianne for the beautiful wax seals. So many colors and images. I like imperfect more than perfect seals. All the goodies are lovely too. I will start using them this weekend for journals, bookmarks, and goodies to pass on.
Comment: Thanks, I love it all!
Comment: Thank you soooooo much for the most lovely mail! I am so happy with it all, as with the beautiful envie
Comment: Thank you for the perfect card, a black cat! It was all great and wonderful tuck-ins. What cool washi also. Have a Spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona
paperlover rated for Cat ATC - Newbie Friendly on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cat ATC and all the fabulous extras. I love all the day of the dead stuff and the owl postcard. I wish I could sew or quilt but I can't. I do have scrapbook paper that's too pretty to cut so I understand how you feel about fabric
CraftyShana76 rated for TELL ME #2 on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Amazing PC! TYSVM! Those are very cool nicknames and memorable. Now I know how you got your swap-bit name. TYVM for sharing!!
quaisoir rated for MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #5 on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard, Diane. Our national flower is the Orchid called the Vanda Miss Joaquim. Orchids are pretty but quite difficult to upkeep so I guess ur neighbour is doing a great job there. πŸ‘πŸΌ Till we swap again. 😊
Comment: I’d give you a million hearts. I love your ATC and all the goodies! Thank you so much! I’m glad I’m getting mermaid ATCs and not just postcards now. It made my day!!!
Comment: my grandma also has a calico named Callie! :)
me2az50 rated for Pet Memorydex Swap on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute Cat Rolodex. I love the poem. Thank you for goodies.Love it all
mchesser12 rated for Hezekiah Bible Study on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the sharing your answers to the Bible study, the washi samples, the verse cards, the notecard, the postcard, and the bookmark.
ladygrey rated for MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #5 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you
squince rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #2 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: What fun little goodies, and cute card!! Thanks!
squince rated for Quote PC Swap #54 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Love it!
NRGordon rated for Catra's 15 Questions Swap #4 on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap and your answers. I'm looking forward to seeing the remake of A League Of Their Own... even though I seldom like a remake better than the original.
pentar757 rated for TELL ME #2 on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. You have very nice handwriting, and you story was good. Richard
montigneyrules rated for TELL ME #2 on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: I love your handwriting.
AJ73 rated for Bible writing 21. 1 peter on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you Diane for Bible Writing 1 Peter 2. I enjoyed the version of the Bible that you used. Your handwriting is very beautiful. I’m really loving these Bible Writing Swaps! Also I must also thank you for the treasure trove of gifts you included. Wow!! The washi samples of cats πŸˆβ€β¬› and so many. I’ll use some of it in my cat book noting they are from you, The β€œBee” playing cards are so cute and again, so many! πŸƒβ™₯️I will carry the scripture card with me so I can read it when I open my wallet. Wait ! There’s more. The little bag full of stickers are perfect, exactly ones I like. The bunny is adorable and the faux Victorian lady stamps are perfect. I thank you also for the butterfly notecard with scripture. My goodness you packed the envelope to full and overflowing. I feel so loved and blessed. May God return the blessings to you three-fold. I’m sending you a big virtual hug. πŸ«‚πŸ’

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Djevara on Oct 1, 2022:


I send you a swap 3 months ago... I've already send 2 messages... but you didn't read then.... Can you please rate me? thank you.

papercraft70 on Sep 23, 2022:

Hello Diane,

I send you a message regarding my swap to you. Kindly read and reply back. Thank you v.m.

myancey on Sep 15, 2022:

Hey there I sent you a message regarding a swap I. Sent you. Have u rcvd it? Could u please leave me a rating ? Thanks

rarjones on Sep 2, 2022:

Hello Fabriqueen. I am trying my best to reach you to find out if my swap - AGCF- Your Testimony - has ever made it to your mailbox. I mailed it out on Aug 17-22. In an attempt to complete the swap I also messaged my testimony ( aug 29) to you BUT you seem to never read your messages for some reason? I have had this frustration with you in the past and I try very hard to make sure that you are not in any swaps I join but this one slipped by me. Please rate me or let me know you did not receive the snail mail so I can correct it on my end. Swapping is to be fun - it is not fun when there is no communicaiton between swappers. I am hoping you will read this and respond soon. I will also notify the host of this swap so she is aware of my attempts to communicate with you on this swap. I get that life happens to all of us - but it is rude to ignore messages. Hoping to hear from you soon. Rose

jinxspinx on May 6, 2022:

Hello! I have a TPC that needs to be sent home to you. Can you please message me on here to tell me what address to send it to?

Fritosmom on Feb 28, 2022:

Good Afternoon Fabriqueen, Just received your note with an apology & all the goodies. Thank you. I sincerely accept your apology. I appreciate that you are willing to accept responsibility & hope you can get your Swaps up to date & rated asap. Would love to swap with you again. God Bless.

nancylee on Jan 31, 2022:

Groundhog Day profile decorations thank you for joiningmy swap

I plan to check with Malverne Mel, Holtsville, and Staten Island Chuck here in NYC and glance at the handsome but better-known Punxatawney Phil and hope they all say spring is on the way

DollyDotBoo on Jan 30, 2022:

Groundhog Day profile decorations

mchesser12 on Jan 21, 2022:

for: Penguin Awareness Day

MCGalaxy on Jan 20, 2022:

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