Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2021 3:04 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: May 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


Petaltea rated for Creation themed collage masterboard on May 15, 2021
Comment: This turned out fantastic!! I love it! And the drawings on your envelope was so cool! I had so much fun making this swap, I hope you did too!! Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks for all these cute envies and no purple! They are great! Thanks for the extras too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry. Ps: My Pa lives in Sioux Falls!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards, I love them...they're super fun :-)
Barbara rated for EPUSA: Recycled Paper Projects #1 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you Dee for the maps and vintage flower pockets. Yours turned out really flat and even, and I like the vintage style papers you used. I will give the magnet to my friend who grew up on a cattle ranch in SD. Thank you for this extra kind surprise!
AnitaHames rated for EPUSA- Slim Line Spring Card on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card with the cute chicks on it. I'll definitely be able to use the extras you sent, too.
Response: Glad you like the card. The chicks said spring to me
Comment: Thank you, love the tags.I don't do much quilting anymore, I miss it sometimes.
Response: I love sewing as it keeps me sane at times. I do miss using new fabric as I get a lot of scraps.But they make cool stuff too
LaughingLoon rated for RSS: Easy Scrappy Pencil Pouch on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: It's lovely and bright and I really like it!
Widellia rated for March Birthday Card on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for both birthday card and the cute extra you send 😍 I really love it! Hope you also will had a wonderful birthday too 🥳
SETSigningOFF rated for Quick Handmade PC #6 on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Loved the card! It turned out great. By the by, you have the same last name as my friend's husband. He is originally from Tunisia. Same spelling and everything!
Response: wow, have never run into an other Chabane but hubby's family. they are originally from a part of France that gets claimed by different countries in wars. think it is on the east side.
Karen07 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #6 on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you Dee!
pynart2 rated for CS: how I got my swapbot name on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Love the Post card and your name. I have a nephew names Dakota. We call him cody.
laterdayze rated for Create a Paper Scrap Postcard #2 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you, the card did some out interesting. A lot of different seasons!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for March Birthday Card on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card and the wonderful extras!
Comment: That card is so beautiful. Thanks for playing,
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful postcard! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the adorable playing cards! I love them both, but am particularly in love with the dachshund card as I used to own a doxie. Have a wonderful day!
Aynora rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #4 on Mar 30, 2021
chimerix rated for LSRUS: USA Handmade on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: OMG!!! I wish there were more hearts to give! Thank you so much for the beautiful shawl. It is so big and cuddly. It is absolutely gorgeous and I love it. And thanks for the matching hot pad too. AND thank you for using your Goodwill yarn and not buying new! A big Aloha
Response: You are welcome. i had lots of fun trying to make the small amounts look great. That is what I love about found yarn...turning someone's dreams into a good product.
KaliOya rated for March Friendly Note card on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the friendly note. You are blessed to have been able to retire and be able to take care of your husband. Please do take good care of yourself as you take care of him. Happy swappy and many blessings to you:)
Hyshu rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #2 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for great cards

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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:

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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