Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:43 pm


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: February 28, 2024
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

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I am married with 1 daughter and 1 grand daughter, 3 fur kids..( 2 fat cats and 1 skinny yarn loving cat . ornery cat crossed the rainbow at 18 yrs old ) I retired in 2016 and now just a full time caregiver 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.

Traveling now is on respite time...no worries about hubby then.:) I have almost got one buck all 50 states. Alaska is the last one on the list.

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. :(

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

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

My 2022 respite trip was Israel in July. (a bucket list item) Beautiful country in a desert way.There is so much history. After hearing hebrew spoken for a week, hearing english at home felt weird. I would go back to visit again if able.

Hawaiian cruise, Feb, 2023 respite trip was a great trip. Well worth waiting a couple of years to get there. The islands are very green and warm. Seeing wild chickens running around seems weird in my eyes.

Ireland, Aug, 2023 respite trip. Ireland is a beautiful country with very narrow roads.

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. Also seeing 'lab rats' taking down criminals is so funny to me as a former 'lab rat'.

I also like to watch home improvement shows that center on upcycling things. Gives me ideas that are affordable to do.too.

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.

fun stuff

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

COLLECTION Funny goofy postcards

local color postcards map cards Postcards showing 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 make personal wear 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 to wear.


Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely handmade card!
littlebigmel rated for Cardboard Food Packaging PC #1 on Feb 28, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the yummy chunk. I'll have to look for this in the supermarket. Our granddaughter loves making pancakes with me. We have been using Annie's but haven't been able to find it since we moved. The know is doing very well, thank you. I hope your surgery goes well.
heathka81 rated for PCS: Jokers Wild #9 on Feb 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cool jokers. What a great variety.
dirwin rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - February 2024 on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Lady rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - February 2024 on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: We don’t see that brand in our stores - but this is the second chunk I have gotten from them. I share the GF woes!
Response: It is fun having GF, not. But good tasty food is being made now days. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the great cards and for telling me about them.
Comment: Dee, thank you so so very much for this gorgeous bird ATC!! I adore it with my whole entire heart<3 I love the stitching on the bottom half, what a creative addition! I love all birds so this ATC is truly perfect:) I am excited to be adding it into my collection! I also LOVE the note card that you sent the ATC in!! Everything really is perfect. Thank you so SOO much again for everything<3<3
Response: I love watching birds. Am hoping hubby will be well enough for us to go to the Platte river in Neb(March) for the sandhill cranes migration stop.I love watching their mating dances.
Mimi7 rated for Cat Valentine Card on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Hi Dee If I could give more hearts I would!! I LOVE this card and have it sitting out in my kitchen!! Thanks so much and Happy Valentine's Day to you!! Oh I LOVED hearing about your cats as well. I am the same age as you and my 3 yr old tuxedo cat wears me out!! LOL
TamiTam55 rated for Cat Valentine Card on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Okay... I really want to give 10 hearts and rate this higher than a 5, but I can't. Thank you for a lovely card, I'm thrilled beyond all measure.
Response: I love that card...some fun with many kitties Thanks for the heart.
Mistyinltown rated for Cat Valentine Card on Feb 10, 2024
Comment: Oh my! What an awesome Card! I loved reading about your furkids!
Response: I glad I found a really fun cat card. Glad you like it. Thank you for the heart
Comment: Amazing Journal, Dee!! I love all the sewing you did on the pages! And my favorite image you used is the Donkey's head!! Also love the panda stamps! And thank you for the Minnie Mouse head cluster - so cute!! I always need bookmarks - don't know who is stealing them!! The Japanese snack cards are a great idea! I know my greatniece will like one - if I decide to share with her!! Thank you, Dee, for doing such amazing work on your journal!! Please be my partner again!!
Response: I'm glad you like my creation. They are fun to do and hard to know when to stop. lol Thank you for the heart
Comment: I loved the greeting card you used. I also loved the little hug card you used and the scriptures you chose were some of my favorites. Great job! God Bless and Happy New Year!
Tr3n1ty rated for 2024 Top 10 List on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! Super cool cards and stories!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet Valentine's card and your note. I hope you come back to Hawaii for another visit some day! And thank you so much for the space stamps! There are several that I don't have!!! Aloha!
mamajoy rated for PCS: Story of these cards #10 (MEGA) on Jan 27, 2024
Comment: Great cards and stories. I used to travel a lot but never bought playing cards from anywhere. How sad! Thanks Dee.
Comment: Thanks, Dee!

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LindaW on Mar 30, 2022:

Hope you have a blessed Birthday!🎂

Starwatcher on Oct 3, 2021:

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

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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