Swap-bot Time: September 16, 2021 2:54 pm


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: September 16, 2021
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

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I am married with 1 daughter and 1 grand daughter, 4 fur kids..( 2 fat cats ,1 skinny yarn loving cat and one ornery cat ) I retired in 2016 and now just a full time care giver for my hubby. I love swapping but sometimes taking care of my hubby gets in way of my rating,ect. A gentle reminder please when I am late on rating.

With hubby needing more attention, I am limiting how many swaps I do so I can get them out on time. I am open to private swaps.If we talked about one but I didn't get back to you, recontact me. If hubby is being more challenging, I go into survival mode and forget my fun stuff.

I have almost got one bucket list done of being in all 50 states. Alaska and Hawaii is the last ones on the list. Virus allowing...Alaska in 2021.(NOT) Trip got canceled due to Canada not wanting international boats in their water...totally understand..maybe 2022?

About Me

I'm a Christian. I like sewing with fabric creating quilts out of other people's leftovers. Most of my quilts go out to local needs.

I was a Girl Scout Troop leader from 1993 to 2019. I am born and raised in South Dakota growing up on a farm.I still live in SD. I have 5 sisters and 1 brother with 11 nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews.

10/30/2020 I lost the addy for 2 of my penpals. A gal in Australia and a gal in Texas. If you read this, contact me as I want to continue to write. the covid sent me in a tail spin and I lost your addys. :(

Favorite Music

I like the music from the 70's, ethic music and christian .

Favorite Television

When I watch TV, it is CSI type shows. Trying to figure out how they do the lab work interest me. Lately, Alaska, the last frontier. It reminds me of my childhood in many ways. I also like to watch home improvement shows that center on upcycling things. Gives me ideas that are affordable to do. Plus gotta have property brothers too...nice eye candy.lol

Favorite Crafts

I love work with fabric..creating something of beauty and usefulness from scraps. The scraps make cool kid bags, pencil pouches for operation Christmas Child boxes, book covers and warm quilts for local needs. Sewing calms my soul.

I like to do crazy quilting with beads, lace & ribbons ect but that is in the summer. The cold here makes my hands hurt too much then.

I love using cotton yarn to make clothes and afghans for myself and family members who can't wear synthetic threads. The leftovers become wash cloths. Any color will work. I use yarn gotten in Good Will or rummages to make loom knit hats that are given away. The leftovers are put into colorful afghans that are also given away.

I took up painting after becoming an empty nester. Now that I am retired ..painting time is harder due to hubby's needs increasing.

My respite time is spend going on guided tours creating a ton of pictures for 'wish I could create' paintings.

Last respite trip was Iceland, 2019. Loved the country...air is so clean there!! saw the Northern lights..:)

fun stuff

I love beads, buttons, yarn,ribbons and fabric.

COLLECTIONS: magnets....state ones...need Delaware

key chains....need Delaware.

recycled bags from national parks

postcards: local color, ethic, maps, paintings, national parks,

(love what you send as long as it is not x rated) As traveling gets harder for my husband, armchair travel by postcards is the way I fill my wandering spirit. At times now during respite time..I take bus tours now.

I love to get small coins and canceled stamps from international trades.

Lately I am finding goofy postcards funny...like the state bird is a 'skitter'. LOL. Or as an example...bears loving more tourists as they are tasty. One that I got in northern Michigan with gals in long johns posing as swim suit models give me a laugh.

In fabric swaps...I lean towards brights but can use all colors in my sewing

not wanted stuff

I am allergic to all perfumes, peanut butter, coffee and artificial sweeteners. Also can't eat wheat products now. My allergies...the gift that keeps on giving. :( So please do not send me any of these.) Please no Santa Claus's

I now can't handle wool yarn. It is very hard to breath around it. :(

for yarn swaps that include making personal items, they need to be made of cotton please. Hobby Lobby carries a nice wt cotton that works up like a dream.... If it touches the skin, I need cotton. The rest is very uncomfortable for me


jay9 rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Dee, Your wonderful fun package was waiting in my mailbox when I got home today. Just looking at it and wondering what was in there was a joy with much happy anticipation. The items inside were equally delightful! I certainly will use the tote bag. The note cards are very nice and particularly useful as I only had 1 left and was not looking forward to needing to go out in this heavy rain. For all the paper crafting I do I am not much of a card maker. So very much I am happy to have those pretties in my hands. The stickers are super cool, I think I will save them for a special page in my journal. Thank You very much Dee for your thoughtfulness and yoyr generosity, this is definitely Happy Mail!
crochetjunkie rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Holy cow! You went above and beyond for this swap. Thank you SOOO much for everything you sent! You are so generous!!!
Response: You are welcome. I wanted to share with a kindred spirit. :)
CANNEKCUL rated for Swaps ~ Dear Summer Diary on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Dee! Thank you so much for the diary and the awesome extras. Enjoyed reading about snippets from your day.
Comment: Your letter came when I was irritated with the world, so really perfect timing! I really liked readng your letter. It sounds like your husband has some difficult health challenges, so I'm glad you can keep in mind the good stuff as well. I agree that we don't always see our blessings until we slow down and really think about them. I am grateful that you took the time to write such a thoughtful letter.
LauraM540 rated for Junk Journal Magpie Journal on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: Very interesting journal, thanks! I will have to order some of that candy from Iceland now! :)
Response: I want to order some more. The taste is different from local chocolate but I love it. :)
howdyholly rated for Traveling sticker book round #32 on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Now to find stickers that match Janet's list.
mlandman rated for Put summer on! on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Hi, thanks for your nice envie with your drawings on. I love the stamps, especially the sun with hologram! Thanks for the goodies and your ATC. I like it you read my profile and added stamps! Have a nice day.
bettflow0017 rated for Bible Verses - Proverbs 31 on Aug 19, 2021
Comment: Thankyou!!!
KarenLaneWV rated for EPUSA: ATC / Coloring Book on Aug 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Love them! Thank you for the extras! Awesome.
arimails rated for LSRUS: Made By You-Int’l on Aug 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you, your bookmarks are lovely. I am going to gift one to my sister who loves to read and collects bookmarks :)
NRGordon rated for Your Photograph ATC 02 on Aug 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely images. We spent two days tracking through Monument Valley in the Arizona part of the Navajo Nation. It was lovely. We want to get back to SD and spend more time there.
Response: 4 corners is beautiful. We went to Hovenweep nat. park but gotten lost driving back to Cortez (took a left when should have a rt) But it was a beautiful drive.
Scrapinitblue rated for Your Photograph ATC 02 on Aug 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Aurora1 rated for Traveling sticker book round #31 on Aug 5, 2021
Response: I'm glad it got to you. Have fun stickering
Comment: Lovely stamps, and thanks for the mini playing cards.
lrm1980 rated for Your Photograph ATC 02 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the 2 beautiful photo ATCs! I love them both. (And I’m sorry to hear about the paper-eating cat incident. I hope your kittty didn’t get into too much trouble! 😺)
Response: No trouble but teaches me to put things in a drawer
SurfinNan rated for Art Junk Journal Experiment 112 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for your send.
RiverTopanga rated for Altered Index Card - Lighthouse on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Dee... what a fabulous lighthouse index card!! The glitter really adds a lot...and sticking hardfast! Thank you for that! And thank you for the Icelandic candy wrappers. I would like to see Reykyavik and the hot springs someday 🙂 Thank you for joining the swap. I hope you will join more! 💖💗
Response: The hot springs are great. I was at the blue lagoon. Reykjavik is where most of the people live. Hope you can go some day
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2021 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ice cream chunk. Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorites!
Catconfuser rated for CS: Happy summertime swap on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Many thanks for Your mail !!

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SunflowerRose on Jun 7, 2021:

I am foster hosting traveling sticker book swap till she comes back. #30 is up

mummsie on Feb 12, 2021:

So happy you liked the card and it arrived this time!!

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!!

manders2280 on Jan 19, 2018:

My favorite simple pizza dough recipe:
I make calzone with this dough too, filled with spinach (10oz. frozen, thawed in a colander, and squeezed dry), ricotta, a little parmesan, and an egg. My husband likes a calzone with spaghetti sauce on the side; I like it plain.

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:

Thank you for the card. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:
mebanham on Mar 26, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card. My day didnt start bright but it definatley turned bright when i opened your card. Happy birthday xx

MissPaula on Mar 22, 2017:

Thanks for the sparkleicious birthday card! Hope your day is delightful!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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