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bearnbabs

bearnbabs
Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: August 3, 2021
Birthday: April 5, 1942
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a retired art teacher and love to draw, do zentangles, postcards, atc's, any kind of needlework and quilting. I love recycling & creating.Love making visual journals. I'm a widow and live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia ,with my Norwegian Elkhound named Mani. who is now 8.. I have an English garden and Vetg. garden during the summer. I love working in the soil and I love being out doors. I love all types of flowers. I have 3 grown children & 5 grandsons. And a new great grandson. My favorite color is blue. My sister & I are working on a special quilt about all the soldiers in our family, starting with the colonial militia to date. I also love writing poetry. My twin sister moved in with me and she too is on Swap Bot (pynart2) .

.I've really enjoyed being apart of Swap Bot and I try to send out the swaps a few days after I receive my partners names. So if you don't receive one from me, please let me know so that I can resend. I take my rating very seriously, because I try and send out what I would like to receive. I don't like flakers...when someone is late just let me know...life can get in the way of creativity, but not to answer an e-mail is just plain ...not nice.

Favorite Music

I grew up with a singer father and a mother who played the piano. So I love thirties & forties music. But I love soft jazz, piano music, some opera and definitely country. I love to listen to Easy Listening music on TV. And I love to dance. Someof my favorite songs are: My Melancholy Baby, When I Fall In Love, As Time Goes By,Three Times A Lady, Dream Alittle Dream of Me, Wrapped Up In You, Besame Mucho, Monday, Monday, Walking After Midnight, "409" and Ole Red. I love all types and the list is longer, but this will give you an idea.

Favorite Books

I love reading most genre. Favorite books are - The Bible, The Red Tent, Babiyar, Night, The Notebook, French Women For All Seasons, Under The Tuscan Sun, Mutant Message Down Under, The Red Badge of Courage, The Last Lecture and most Mysteries. I read 50 books plus a year so there are to many to list.

Favorite Movies

I like Romantic movies- Sleepless In Seattle, Notting Hill, An Officer An A Gentleman, Brigette Jones Diary etc.. But I also enjoy other types like Out Of Africa, Gorillas In The Mist, The Note Book, The Last Emperor, The Sound Of Music etc I guess I like all types. How could I forget Harry Potter & Indiana Jones. Dahhh!

Favorite Television

I recently cut the cord to my Comcast and now have Roku and I just love it. Some of my Netflix favorites are Ms. Fischer Mysteries, Call the Midwives, Father Brown Mysteries , The Crown and many others.

Favorite Crafts

I like creating. I love all kinds of needle work, crocheting, embroidering, quilting (all types).& sewing. I love to draw, & paint. I make my own cards, ATC, envelopes & Postcards. My sister & I make purses , throws & Teddy bears from mens neckties.Presently, I've found a whole new world in Journaling and I'm just loving it.I also take forest driftwood and paint santas that I see in the wood naturally. I also like making my own journals, mini file albums & pocket letters.

What I Love

Birds chirping in the early morn. Fresh mountain air Smell of Lavender in bloom The Sun on my face My Big Red dog Bear & now Mani My family I love recycling & creating something new Walking in the sand in bare feet The smell of the forest in the Fall The many colors of Fall When the first snow flake falls An Ice Storm (It looks like a Fairytale land) Love working in my garden Stamp collecting Seeing a double rainbow Hearing the distant whistle of a train Love Kick Boxing Postmarked PC'S from around the world Blue of any shade

Wish List

Vintage hankies used or new postage stamps,worldwide cardboard coasters Art Deco Magazine map PC & Black & White PC stationary chocolate love handmade items smashed souvenir pennies floral napkins antique lace

Not so nice:::

I was flaked by Hannah Dodd (alabaster)- on Swap - "Art Journal for Beginners Edited" from Oct 10, 2011 I waited til Nov 14th...no journal recd I was flaked by Stephanie Thompson(purplecircles) - on 3x3 Paper Bag Art Journal Pages Round #2 . Dealine to send swap was Nov3, 2011. I emailed her on Nov 28 & recd no reply Jan 11, 2011 Angel Flaker is Craftingdiva on my Angel journal for Art Journal for Beginners from Oct 31, 2011. I was flaked by minniepic ( Denise Kemp) on the Group: Spell A Word PC -USA Only April 2012. I was flaked by - lotti02 (Charlotte Blanchard) on the Group: E-Envie of Fun March 24, 20212 I was flaked by (karenvanita) Vanita Smith on my PBP Blue, Turq & gold SWap of Aug 31, 2012. I was flaked by JimVav for the Wild Cat ATC# 6- Lynx of Sept 22. I was flaked by Jutta Koenig for Book Page Atc #9 Valenntines Swap of Feb 4, 2013 I as flaked by IskanDetia Nov 2013- Tea Kit Swap.

Angels

A thank you goes out to all the Angels out there: smmarrty for the 3x3 paper bag journal For those who came forward to give me my 5x7 Art Journal...Thank you Taco5518 bobgrl topshelf43 VioletLove Faeorian Moonlightjade Pandessa I want to Thank Margothecat & SusieQ11 for angeling me for the Spell A Word PC I want to thank jandmterry for angeling me for Group-E-Envelope of Fun. I want to thank sewcrazy for angeling me my 7 & 8 of hearts. I want to thank Gwillisinc for angeling me, my 5x7 PBP Blue,Turq. Gold swap Oct 2012 I want to Thank Aumonoe for angeling me the Book Pg ATC #9 from 2013. I want to thank tatipop for angeling me my Tea Kit from Nov 2013. I want to thank CrystalZ for angeling me for my "Pick 3 Swap" from Sept 2015.

Ratings

circularlogic rated for AMA: In 6 words on Aug 2, 2021
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Comment: Fantastic drawing and 6 word story & memoir! <3 have a great week!
Response: So glad you liked what I created. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for tLB: What's your thought's on this? on Jul 30, 2021
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Comment: Loved the questions and your letter. Thank you so much for your support and being my sister. Sending you a bouquet of Hearts.
Response: So glad you liked my letter.It was fun answering the questions and adding to them in a letter form. Great swap.And thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
BecSB01 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #16 on Jul 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you
Response: So glad you recd your swap. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a nice day., every day. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for A Pretty Little Pocket Swap on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: What a beautiful little pocket, loved all the extras on the inside, a nice addition to my Journal, thank you so much sis. Sending you a bouquet of hearts.
Cellolady rated for Naked Map PCs to 2 Partners #14 on Jul 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: you are welcome. Have a wonderful summer. bearnbabs
veronicallama rated for tLB: Snail Mail Pals on Jul 25, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: you are welcome. Looking forward to our future swaps. Thank you for the rating and heart. See you at the mail box. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you for such a lovely array of pretties!! I know I will use them in many swaps!! Thank you again!!!
Response: I am so happy you got the swap and you will be able to use it. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful summer. bearnbabs
mchesser12 rated for ABCUSA ~ PC with a Theme ~ Cities on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the St. Louis postcard and sharing the facts about it and the Gateway Arch.
Response: you are welcome. The first time I saw the Arch was when I was on a greyhound bus trip with my 3 young children in 1977. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
mcorbus rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #21 on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you. I love the playing cards, thank you :)
Response: you are most welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
banjobraids rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup JUNE USA on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: These are so great! Thank you for the resend, that was very sweet. I especially love the Betsy Ross card! THANKS! :):) Have a great day.
Response: I am so happy you finally got the swap and you liked what I sent.Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you for the %0 yrs. Tell a story and your support.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
AJ73 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #20 on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I have two Franken Decks going and I was able to use ALL 4 cards. Thank you. Sincerely, Alma
Response: So glad you could use all of them. I to have two decks going.I;m really enjoying these swaps. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful summer. bearnbabs
danatropicana rated for ABCUSA ~ ABC's & 123's ~ July on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Barbara! Thanks so much for the excellent swap! The card is fantastic and I will be keeping it in my journal - it's such a cool image and I adore the texture of the paper! What you sent is amazing! The notecard is lovely, the PCs are creepy and wonderful, the glitter tape made me scream and the others are great too! I appreciate the extras and will put them with my cherished cards! Thanks for making my day and for sending such great stuff!!! Take care!
Response: You are most welcome. I had fun putting it together. Thank you for the rating and heart. Hop your having a wonderful summer. bearnbabs
GiuliaL rated for Naked Map PCs to 2 Partners #14 on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great summer. bearnbabs
young46356 rated for WIYM: MAP PC SWAP on Jul 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks! Welcome to Swap-Bot
Response: you are welcome bearnbabs
Eulegirl rated for ABC's of Books # 6 on Jul 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the card and book recommendations!
Response: So many books so little time/ Hope you found afew new ones to read. Thank you for the rating and heart/ Have a great summer of reading. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you for sending me two sets
Response: you are welcome I hope you could use them for your deck. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful summer. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for tLB: Color what Page? on Jul 9, 2021
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Comment: Loved the envie and the pages you sent. Can't wait to color them. I to love my garden, all the summer flowers are bursting out, so pretty.
Response: Glad you loved the envie. I find it very calming to just color in the flowers leisurely. Thank you for the rating and heart. And thank you for the extra coloring pages you sent me. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for BWPP: Summer Book Challenge on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Can't wait to read the Books you suggested, they both sound interesting. Thanks for your support sis.
Response: So many books so little time. Always great to share . Thanks for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
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Comment: Thank you for the fox post card.
Response: you are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs

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Comments

chimerix on Jul 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for the great coin purse that you made for me and the special quarter. Aloha

AWG July

bethe on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you so much for the wonderful 80's celebrity drawings! These are so wonderfully done. I can't wait to add all of these to my journal including the awesome artwork on the envelope! July AWG

Meisje on Jun 30, 2021:

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Happy summer! Thanks for being in the Letter about your summer plans swap.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 18, 2021:

Thank you for the note about your day! (AWG) It sounds like you had a productive day in the yard. I love watching the birds too, but had to take down my feeders because of cats :/ The berry smoothie sounds good...it's been a while since I made one. I usually opt for banana smoothies. :)

LadyJo on Jun 18, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG June wishes of cards! I am always sending someone a birthday card! Have a great weekend!

Poohtat on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG June Butterfly postcard and quote. I love the quote and the awesome butterfly is going in my favorites journal. Happy Swapping!

yvonne401 on Jun 7, 2021:

Thank you for my AWG June wishes of list sheets, postcards and. notecards! Thanks for thinking of me!

Blessings,

Yvonne

bethe on Jun 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of quotes from June AWG :) Many of these are new and so inspiring as I have ben starting to collect quotes for journaling. I really appreciate these :)

Artistic on May 26, 2021:

AWG May 2021 -- Thank you for the birthday wish!

Poohtat on May 11, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG May. Your tortilla soup sounds tasty and the frog on the envelope is adorable!

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