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Last Online: April 15, 2021
Birthday: December 31
Country: United States
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updated Aug 2020 I have been away from SB for quite some time. I changed jobs after DH temporarily lost his. Still married; dont know why :p Three out of my 5 kids are out of the house- one with a masters, one out of the Navy, and the other will be finishing college next year.

I work at a commercial greenhouse year-round. Planted thousands of plant plugs and helped them grow. I think I have sown over a million seeds, literally.**

Occasional artist. I love odd eclectic, out of the ordinary things, mostly natural(I find beauty in a vase of dead flowers), toads, frogs, snails, spiders, leaves, bones and skulls, mushrooms, pinecones(especially glass-blown ornament ones), feathers, shells, stars, colored glass, brass bells, wind chimes. If it is weird, I will probably like it! I love textures and earth tones in greens, browns, and blues, and all other colors in warm shades, as well as the really dark jewel tones. Although, I do find an occasional bright color catching my eye.

I like puzzles of all kind, Sudoku, crosswords, mathematical, jigsaw, even those wood/metal box/link puzzles. And kites, too! I feel the need to get a new kite or two every year.

I live in a creative dead zone and I envy those who live near all those wonderful festivals and specialty shops! My only sources: what I can scrounge up at the thrift store, the internet and of course the Big Box stores. Update- I do NOT scrapbook, but I found a really cool scrapbooking shop for my paper arts. Also, two yarn shops, which I never knew about, and if I drive over an hour to get to Hannibal, MO, I can visit the most awesome quilt shop in the midwest, Hickory Sticks!

I do get lots of spinning fiber from our 2 llamas and 1 Shetland sheep, but I like spinning and blending other fibers and materials into my yarns. I like natural fibers and find some of the novelty yarns interesting.

No Allergies :) I love dark chocolate and odd candies- like Cricket Lickits, absolutely love Kookaburra Liquorice Allsorts(but I can no longer find them- MANY THANKS to twobluecrows for renewing my quest for Allsorts! I've found a suitable substitute in RJ's Allsorts out of New Zealand), trying different teas, incense sticks, smelly candles and soaps, but I don't wear perfumes, make-up or use lotions.

I also collect postage stamps, foreign coins, geocaching sig items, pressed pennies-from pre1982 coins- zinc leaves streaks, and postcards-stamped and written.

Favorite Music

Classic, metal and alternative rock! and some older country-hate the new stuff. The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, CCR, The Cult, Queen, Nirvana, Ozzy(the old stuff), Nickelback(again, the older stuff), Avenged Sevenfold, Chevelle, David Bowie, Tyr, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Jamis Joplin, Rob Zombie

Favorite Movies

anything science-fiction, horror, most comedy and anything with Clint Eastwood or Harrison Ford.. Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes, The Fifth Element, Serenity, Tommy Boy, Grandma's Boy, 13th Warrior, Slither, Shaun of the Dead, Apocalypto, amazed by 300 -loved it! And I LMAO!! every time I watch Land of the Lost with Will Farrel! Guardians of the Galaxy...

Favorite Television

My oldest got me hooked on Korean shows. Favorites: My Lovely Sam-Soon, The Great Seer, Kingdom, Black, A Korean Odyssey.

Favorite Crafts

fiber spinning- I have two wheels and quite a few drop spindles; weaving- as in a floor loom with a reed- NOT craft loops; knitting, crochet, cloth doll making, sewing, altered books, quilting, beading- and lately, stained glass!

Abouts Swaps and Swapping

I will be more than happy to resend a swap if it doesn't make it the first time. Please contact me instead of just leaving a 1.

If You have not received a rating from me, it is one of several things- I simply forgot, I haven't received it yet, I am still waiting for others in a multi partner swap, I need time to compose rating poetry, or I don't have anything nice to say about a swap that hardly met requirements.


ladydandlion rated for Halloween Magic Yarn Ball Swap on Nov 1, 2013
Comment: Loved my yarn ball!! Just Fabulous!
WendyTVee rated for Monthly ATC - Black Cats on Oct 15, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATCs .. I loved both of them...I can't believe you drew that with a toothpick... Really good.
Comment: Awesome ATC!!! You did good, girl. Thank you.
cathlud rated for 1 penny 2 partners on Aug 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the two pennies. They will both be great additions to my collection. I love the card also. Poppies are a favourite flower of mine.
ladydandlion rated for 1 penny 2 partners on Aug 25, 2013
Comment: Thank You :)
Comment: Yay, I love him, thank you!
maggalina rated for Self Portrait ATC #2 on Apr 25, 2013
Comment: How cool! Thank you for the ATC!
DreamScaper rated for Frogs ATC on Apr 21, 2013
Comment: I am so impressed with all the steps you took to create this wonderful little froggy. thank you
SilenceDogWood rated for A Week of Letters on Apr 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great letter. Wow, you have your hands full. I had three dogs. Two of them got sick so close together in March and early April. I have a Shih-Tzu who is 1 and cat that is 2 years old.
jenniann rated for A Week of Letters on Apr 4, 2013
Comment: Thanks :)
Pashanista rated for A Week of Letters on Apr 1, 2013
Comment: Wonderful letter thank you. I will reply soon :)
wildiris4466 rated for A Week of Letters on Apr 1, 2013
GrrrMeoww rated for A Week of Letters on Apr 1, 2013
Comment: Cool envelope, I love huskies. :)
silentjfry rated for 100 Things I Love - USA on Mar 26, 2013
Comment: I just LOVE all of the fonts you used! So fun!
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you!
madsie123 rated for 25 random questions #2 on Mar 21, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I like you loved the Stieg Larsson books. It's sad he passed away before he could write more.
StacyReneeArt rated for 25 random questions #2 on Mar 20, 2013
Comment: Thanks for your answers. I also really want to hike the Appalachian Trail! :)
snailmailer1 rated for 25 random questions #2 on Mar 20, 2013
Comment: An interesting read, thank-you :)
mlookyloo1 rated for Hmmmmm - Whats a Dotee Doll? on Mar 12, 2013
Comment: thank you
Response: I am glad the second one made it to you. If the first one does show up, please let me know. I'd hate to think of it lost.
tigerbunny rated for Fish A.T.C. on Mar 12, 2013
Comment: Thank you for this amazing ATC, really wonderful :)

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1creativemama on Aug 21, 2013:

Hi! thanks for joining the fall atc! Just a reminder--tomorrow (August 22) is the last day to send the fall atc out on time. ;)

xxkarenlxx on May 12, 2013:

Hope you're having a fabulous Mother's day!

QuilterinMotion on Jan 18, 2013:

Bren, I was reading your profile as I'm your swap partner for the Senders Choice ATC. I have found another person who loves Kookaburra licorice!!! Hurray! I don't have much luck finding it around here but my DIL and son sent me two packs of it for Christmas. hallelujah!!!!
I'm thinking you are very lucky with your llamas, etc. as I'd buy a drop spindle in a second if I had animals. It's pretty hard to justify with all my other expensive hobbies!!!
Just wanted to say Hello!

biasbabe on Dec 31, 2012:


Hope it is SEW special

gypsyinthecastle on Dec 31, 2011:

Thank you for the 8 little balls of sock yarn received today! Happy New Year

luleemik on Dec 31, 2011:


Thanks & hugs for the wonderful wooden spools:) Happy NY!!!!!!!!!

AsAlwaysAngela on Dec 27, 2011:

Thank you so much- the stickers are so beautiful! My daughter spent the last half of the day wandering around with fish all over her forehead- so cute! (Granting Wishes Group)

jukejan on Dec 25, 2011:

I like UHU glue sticks too and find them on Joann's on line. They often have promo codes that are posted on various sites. I saw your post in the PFs.

Bluelily on Nov 30, 2011:

Hi Bren. I am glad you received your tag with the cards, some tarot. I am sorry the envie was damaged. At least they taped it up. I only included the cards and didn't put any small doo dads in the envie. I hope this means that nothing was lost. We may never know. I am just glad that you got 98% of what I sent. And that you enjoyed everthing.

luleemik on Nov 12, 2011:

Wowza! You totally rock:) Thank you so much for all of the wonderful wishes you sent to me from the Granting Wishes Group. I luv every single item and can't believe how generous you are!! You are what swap-bot is truly about...just wish I could give you hearts for granting my wishes!! {hugs}

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