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dakotadee

dakotadee
Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: January 15, 2022
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

Ratings

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Comment: 1/17/22: received Ornament ATC. Nice sewing job, I can't sew a straight line! Thank you for re-doing. Changed rating to 5. 1/3/22: Dee, I'm sorry, but again, the directions were not followed for this swap. This atc should have been made into an ornament. You sent a straight atc. THIS CARD WILL BE MADE INTO AN APC ORNAMENT. SENDER'S CHOICE AS TO MEDIUM (no sticker slapping) SENDER'S CHOICE AS TO CHRISTMAS/WINTER THEME. Please, I can't stress enough how very important it is that you take time to read the swap directions so things like this do not happen. Thank you for joining the swaps. I will re-rate if a new one is received.
Response: replacement is in the mail
Michelleparker rated for Traveling sticker book#36 on Jan 16, 2022
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cmosher rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nothing. Still amazing to me we were paired. We're just meant to run into each other I guess. 😊
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard!
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Healing prayers and gentle hugs to both you and your hubby! Thanks for your answers! <3
Response: thank you
Meisje rated for Bored Over the Holidays (pc swap) #5 on Jan 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card with cool stamps. Looks all really amazing ❤️
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard and for telling me about your cats.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty Christmas card.
suepier rated for Christmas Card Swap on Jan 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and gift tags.
samsstuff rated for YA stocking stuffers! 🎄 on Dec 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely stocking stuffers! Have you tried the Crazy for Cloths group? They have monthly crochet/knit dish/wash cloth swaps.
Response: I mostly do simple patterns now days as my crocheting is to realize. thank you for the heart
amccracken109 rated for MJS: Holiday Card Swap!!! on Dec 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and stationery! Happy swapping!
Meangelgal77 rated for Christmas Card with Scripture on Dec 28, 2021
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Comment: lyevoGreat cat !! He looks ready to play… loved the idea of the ball of yarn… nice touch…I really appreciate that lovely Christmas card … thank you so much
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Comment: Thanks so much! have a great christmas!
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Comment: Thank you. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Dee, thank you for this "installment" of the Advent calendars! Almost time to open them!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Starwatcher on Oct 3, 2021:

Congratulations on getting over 1000 hearts so far! Happy swapping!

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:
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!

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