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dakotadee

dakotadee
Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: March 2, 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.

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

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you! I hope we can travel again soon, miss it so much.
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CatAroo rated for Handmade valentines on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: Such a fun Valentine! My mail delivery person loved the envied too. ;)
Shoreart rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #2 on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely cards.
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Comment: Very fun deer in front of the trees card. I have had sunflowers bloom in January this year.
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Comment: Your bag is so pretty!!! I love the colors and you did such a good job putting it all together. The lining is great and such a fun pattern. Thank you so much for joining in on this swap and for such a great bag. I will enjoy using it 8)
Response: Thank you. I'm a bit ocd when it comes to my crocheting and sewing. I'm glad you like it. :)
rebeccag1986 rated for MJS: This is 2020 Journal on Feb 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much Dee!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards. This is my first time doing a swap like this and I have really enjoyed it. The cards have been coming from all over the globe! Very interesting . I am joining the Round 3 that is just starting up too.
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CraftyTara rated for Quirky & Kooky ATCs USA on Feb 18, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for your creative creation! So fun, I love it!
MissRich rated for Quirky & Kooky ATCs USA on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much ! I love my cat shark ATC!! its perfect!!! =}
Response: It was fun to make. :)
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Comment: Super Fun swap! thank you for the awesome cards! Love the WWII themed one so much! x Gabi
Aeon rated for Painted Papers on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the painted papers, Dee! I appreciate your photocopies too so I don’t have to be afraid to use them up.
Response: I wanted to see how coping them would work. My ink was running out but I liked the effect and hoped you would too. Thanks for the heart
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Comment: Thee cards arrived today, thank you for the beautiful card.
shellbee8 rated for Little valentines on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: I love the little heart pick you included! Thank you!
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chelle523 rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies Swap on Feb 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome selection of goodies! I'll have lots of fun using them. ❤️
Response: I'm glad you like them. This is a fun swap. :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the verses. Thank you for handwriting them. Your handwriting is very nice. Thank you!
takinley rated for Handmade valentines on Feb 11, 2021
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Comment: The card was adorable; wonderful job. I also love the extras that you sent: the stickers and the seek and find. I hope that you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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Comments

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:
http://markbittman.com/dinner-with-bittman-pizza-dough/
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:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

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