Swap-bot Time: April 15, 2024 2:30 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: April 14, 2024

Country: United States
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Here is the link for the book I wrote: Seventy Times Seven

Hello, it's me!

Here is who I am, all in living color! Pinterest I'd have put it at the top where it belongs, but it won't post up there!

I'm a 69-year-old Christian woman, love country living, and I'm a hard-core bookworm! I collect antique books (esp old Bibles). My oldest Bible was printed in 1883.

I love old things, and still have my old stamp collection that Dad helped me start when I was a kid.

I can't sing worth a nickel, but I love music.

I like to feed the birds and wildlife around our home.

We had a beautiful black Labrador who was too smart for his (our!) own good! Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Beau in June of 2020. We will always remember him with love. I don't know if another dog would ever meet the standard of awesomeness that he set.

I've been married to my sweetheart for 9+ years. We had both lost our previous spouses to death. We enjoy traveling, and have cruised to The Bahamas, Mexico, and have gone to Hawaii several times. Hawaii is always nice:)

I like good clean jokes, meeting new people, vintage cars, snow, the beach, and chocolate.

I've recently discovered that I love sea salt and caramel!

My favorite color is purple, but I also like pink, green, red...really, anything but orange and brown.

Things I dislike are anything to do with horoscopes, homosexuality, the devil, skulls, death, psychic stuff, Halloween.

I'll never join any swaps for lotions, bubble bath and the like because I'm very allergic to all of it.

What is the appeal of kale? I see so many articles about how great kale is. Kale is nasty!

Favorite Music

Adele, Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, 50's hits Phillip Phillips--I could listen to his song "Home" all day long! I also like The Righteous Brothers, Patsy Cline, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams SR, not JR! Randy Travis, awesome singer.

When I was 15, I had plans to marry Neil Diamond, but he never asked! Shy, I guess.

I like the sound of Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Train.

If you want to hear an incredible version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, look up Etta James and get her to sing it for you. Guaranteed to thrill your soul♥

Favorite Television

Love all the old Murder, She Wrote shows, as well as McGyver. Enjoy the X Factor and American Idol. That's about it for TV. I'm not much of a TV watcher. Well, also love all of the old MASH shows! They were great! In the Heat of the Night was really good, too.

Favorite Books

I like all the Sue Grafton mysteries. In fact, I have every one that she's written! I've recently got hooked on the Spencer Quinn mysteries. They're written from the perspective of the dog, and they are really, really good! Francine Rivers is an excellent author. I also like Max Lucado, Robin McGraw

Two books that I have read multiple times, and loved them each time, are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Celia Garth.

I love words!

Words fascinate me! I will play any word game that you can come up with! I'll even play Scrabble with myself. I am also a published writer.

About Me

Here are some of the things that I love:

Old letters from estate sales, old written postcards, stamps, old books, especially old Bibles. Vintage magazines. If it is old and smelly, I'll love it, lol! Just don't send me your great-uncle Jack!

blank card stock in neutral colors

Bitten by the Bug!

I've been bitten by that washi bug! I managed to escape it for a long time, but it got me after all. I don't yet have a lot to swap, but I've a feeling that will change soon! I'm specifically looking for vintage looks, typewriters, cameras, books, writing, word themed tapes. But I also like feathers, flowers, animals, the ocean/beach, vintage kitchen tools, birds, Black Labradors, and purple polka dots♥

Tea For Two?

I like tea; there are not many I dislike. Green tea does nothing for me. Yes I know it's supposed to be good for me, but so is kale, and you all know how I feel about that!

In my tea canister, there is Constant Comment, Earl Grey Double Bergamot, Ginger Peach, Raspberry, and Mint. Fruity, minty, or spicy, that's what I like.

About Me

If anyone needs ideas for little things I like, here are a few: anything handmade by you♥, Coats & Clark white thread, sewing machine needles, postcard blanks to make my own, interesting buttons or brooches, packets of seed- new or partially used, washi tape, journals, little notebooks to carry in my purse, black jelly beans, cinnamon gummy bears, handmade swap cards.

And chocolate.


LadyJo rated for CF Group Birthday #13 on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, loved the memories you shared, and the stickers! Here is to more years swapping!
LadyJo rated for CF: New Year Goals Notecard on Jan 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard filled with great goals! Oh love the flower mix you included. That will be planted in my garden come spring. I will think of you too! I like the idea of hosting an end year swap! However, how about a check up before that maybe spring, summer, fall and end of year! That way it could be encouragement to keep going! Thanks for joining in. I love the idea of more photos! I love your photo notecards! We bought a camper in Fall so I look forward to doing a bunch of camping and traveling with it.
Response: I'm glad it finally got there, Jo. And I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the great rating. I agree with you: check-up swaps would be fun, and might help to keep us on track. I'd join =)
CookieMomster78 rated for Purple Tsunami for December on Jan 8, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful purple that graced my mailbox last month! I enjoyed this swap very much and appreciate your coordinating it for us! 💜
Response: Thank you for joining; it was fun. And thank you for such a great rating♥
Comment: Thank you for this cheerful winter scene. I have it on a shelf to look at throughout the winter! Blessings to you in 2024!
Response: Thank you, Becky! Stay warm!
FieryCanuck rated for CMF:WARM WINTER WISHES on Jan 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and the papers! <3
Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you like what I sent!
ChrisD rated for CMF:WARM WINTER WISHES on Jan 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. You are a skilled photographer. Absolutely beautiful.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the great rating, Chris! I'm so glad you liked it♥
DragonflyDaisy rated for CF: Christmas Postcard on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas postcard and how fun that it was from a photo that you took. The winter wonderland scene was gorgeous! ♥ Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you, Michele! And thank you also for the great rating. Merry Christmas to you, too♥
BlueberryLady rated for A Long Time Ago #2 on Nov 26, 2023
Comment: Love the clothes Pins, and I have lots of Ribbon to use to hang up cards across my bookcase! !! Love this Swap ! I have to work on mine yet ! !
Response: Thank you, Jean, for the great rating! I'm glad you like my tiny clothespins. They were fun to make.
AuntieBlythe rated for CMF: All-Occasion Cards on Nov 17, 2023
LadyJo rated for Christmas Stocking Swap on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun looking wrapped gifts! I am sure I will be delighted with what you sent me! I like the stocking too! Nice! It is a favorite swap of the year! Looking forward to Celebrating Christmas!
Artistic rated for CF: A Christian Friends Christmas on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the package. Haven't peeked yet.
Pyrhulla rated for AUTUMN / FALL VIBES 🍁🍂🍁 on Nov 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous mail! Such beautiful leafs! I really love everything :)
Comment: Thanks so much Tere for the lovely card you made. Thank you too for the worlds largest button for my collection :) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Response: Oh, I'm glad you like your gigantic button, Glenna! Thanks for the great rating♥
Comment: Thank you for the sweet fall card and the goodies too! This time of year is a good reminder to count our many blessings! 🍁
Response: Many blessings, indeed! Thank you so much!
Comment: Such a beautiful card you made and the beautiful fabric. Thank you and many blessings.
Response: Thank you, Diane, I'm glad you liked what I sent!
Comment: Thank you Tere I'm really learning to love fall/ autumn! Thanks for sharing your creation with me!
Response: Thank you for a great rating! I hope to get you for a partner again soon.
Tamawi rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - October on Oct 21, 2023
Comment: That is a striking fabric! Thank you for sharing it. I have it on display in my home.
Response: That's great, I'm so glad you like it! I couldn't resist the deep colors and the dragonflies. Thank you for the super rating♥
LindaW rated for CF - Grateful Card Swap 5 partners on Oct 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice handmade card and stickers. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Thank you for the good rating, Linda!
wolfeagle rated for CR: Recycled Clothing Project on Oct 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much. I collect hearts, so these are just perfect.
Response: I'm so glad you like what I sent. I didn't realize you collect hearts, but I saw on your profile that you like ornaments, so that's why I made those. Thanks and a hug for such a nice rating!
bb2 rated for CF - Grateful Card Swap 5 partners on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade card and the delightful kitty postcards. I love it all. May you receive many fall blessings my friend.
Response: Blessings to you, too, Joan! I'm glad you like the kitties~they were made for you ; )

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grammypammy on Feb 13, 2024:

CF Group

Thank you for the encouraging card and tea bag! I appreciate it so much!

Hugs, Pam

rarjones on Feb 1, 2024:

Wishing you a very happy birthday month!


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CookieMomster78 on Jan 14, 2024:

PC: Purple Tsunami for December

I’m loving these creative little denim feathers that you made for me. Thank you so much for sharing these, your valuable time, and your generous kindness with me over the past several weeks. I know USPS was moving slow but I’m so grateful for all my swaps from you being successfully delivered. Thank you also for using extra resources to make sure each one was adequately postage-paid. This means so much to me considering our inflation rates right now. 🙏🏽 May you be blessed ten fold, reaping more than you sowed in 2023 and beyond! 😁

BeckyG56 on Jan 1, 2024:

Happy New year, and blessings for 2024~

CookieMomster78 on Dec 26, 2023:

PC: Purple Tsunami for December

I received your beautiful purple key chain and the African violet photo notecard is amazing! Thank you for all the great purple goodness & for hosting this fun swap! 💜💜💜

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


CookieMomster78 on Dec 5, 2023:

PC: Purple Tsunami for December

Thank you for the swap cards that you made. I especially enjoy the photo-notecard with classic cars!

LindaW on Sep 30, 2023:

Thank you for the Happy Mail. I appreciate all the items you sent. The Max Lucado book looks interesting.

MuggleMom on Sep 1, 2023:

So happy to see you in the Purple Craze group!



Animatarian on Jun 11, 2023:

Tere, Once more, a BIG thank-you for your sweet note. Just the "pick-up" I needed on a very busy day. Have a great day yourself!! Big Hugs...Patty

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