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jay9

jay9
Date Joined: June 30, 2021
Last Online: November 28, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

Hi, my name is jeannine.

I live in a blue house, blue enough that I feel a lingering presence of blue on my skin whenever I walk out of a door, like passing through a super fine mist of blue.
I live in/ share this blue house with my older sister because it makes good sense and I like her. (both my of my sisters are Amazing! I am so very fortunate.) There is also a cat. I like the cat though she is devious and rowdy; still, only slightly less devious and rowdy than the sister. I think I have a high tolerance and sturdy affection for troublesome things. Otherwise I am in my early 60s, non-smoker, never married, no children and I work a variety of odd, small, and ever changing jobs.

I have been a postcrossing member for years and value that exchange/experience very much. I think this might be another opportunity to have happy mail adventures.

Orange: orange is my happiest most favorite of all the colors. I think that's everything.

Well, No, I guess it isn't.

I have very kindly & courteously been told that my profile says nothing much specific, so

I am not fond of the color ocher.

I suspect I need a 12 step program for washi tape issue. ( Hmmmmm. cat food or more washi, see? No, the cat is neither abused nor neglected no matter what she may claim.)

I often plant flowers, but mostly I grow weeds. I like them both, flowers and weeds, but more than flowers I am aware of and attracted to leaves. The colors, the shapes and textures are endlessly interesting and yet serene.

I enjoy both coffee and tea and usually have 2 or 3 beverages scattered around at any time of the day. Her vet says the cat definitely cannot have coffee though she may have green tea if it's decaf. She has her own tea cup but prefers to drink from mine. I prefer cups with lids.

I am not particularly religous but I am not an atheist either.

I get very enthuastic about the things I find on my daily walk. I never know what I may come across. One of my best finds was/is part of a smashed plastic cup; it looks like a wing of some kind: Angel, butterfly, intergalactic insect, - don't know but it's beautiful. Finding odd scraps and tiny junk- metal, glass, plastic or wood things are a joy.
Having happy pockets when I get back to. home is often worth the grubbines and the need
for the cleaning of the found things.

I keep a book of quotes. Quotes I've read, heard or been sent. I've kept this book since i was in grade school. I look through it and it's like a journal, or calender, or maybe a guest book of visiting ideas and wisdom, or not... some of the quotes are just words -still fun though, and full of memories.

I have a shoe box of things like tea bag tags ( !Salada! ) And DMC floss bands, Cracker Jack jokes. Kinder egg toys and bubble gum machine prizes. When it gets too full I divide it up, keeping some of all types of trinkets for myself, then isend the. a packet of stuff to some unsuspecting family. person or friend whether they want it or not. Nope- Do not feel sorry for them. They do it to me with giant zuchinnis. (Porch bombing with overgrown vegetables seems to be a favored late summer pastime)

Favorite Crafts

Without either confirming or denying having a definite hoarding compulsion, I do craft.
Okay so, as a kiddle, my mum taught me needlework and sewing. She sewed most of our clothes and believed that sewing was a good base for learning useful practical skills. I agree and am lucky she was such a good teacher. Sewing was my first craft. Embroidery, garment construction, needlepoint, darning ( yes for years I did actually darn socks, I still can but I don't anymore because really "why?" ) I did them with happiness. Then I took up quilting. Oh my goodness; I love fabric! The colors and the designs/patterning. Joy! - but also expensive per project. And quilting needs SPACE. It's a long term kind of deal. I got excited about new ideas and techniques and fabrics and started new projects before finishing existing projects and that was a miserable feeling when I looked at all my UFOs and bins of things still to do. So eventually, i cut mostly all the quilts down to smaller projects, tote bags and pillows, potholders....and I did actually finish them all. I decided that quilting was too much of an endurance hobby for me so I took up beading.

Oh I love the beads! The colors, the marvelous feel of glass, metal, stone or whatever in my hands. The light through a bowl of beads is mesmerizing and delucious! I thought that beading would mean smaller faster projects, right? Yes, but also no. They were smaller and occasionally faster but beading also is pretty high maintainance, and sneakily expensive. That's when I realized that i was taken up by both quilting and beadwork pretty much so I could play with colors and patterns and design. And that's when I began papercrafting in a primary way. Now I have All the lovely colors -all the patterns. Yum!
I do mostly papercrafting, mixed media, collage, origami, calligraphy, sketching, shibori.... paper things. I do also still happily get my hands and imagination busy with lots of other than paper crafting. Sewing/ needle arts, in a small scale, art dolls, acrylic clay, papermaking, watercolor, macrame/knotting, braiding. I think eventually or maybe basically all the kinds of crafting are so inter-related that it's tricky to say one thing is separate from all the others skills. It's easy to see how caligraphy and cake decorating are similar: rythym, proportion and consistency, the same skill(s), different application. So many things to learn more about, so many fun things to try.

Stuff, and then other stuff. Maybe it's hoarding. Truly, i am running out of space to work/play in. I do pack up boxes of stuff to share or send or donate, but there's still more stuff. It could be clutter, but maybe also be treasure! It's all that amazing potential. Impossible for me to decide.

Favorite Books

I can't imagine my life with out reading. I read a lot. Almost always for fun.
I read mostly fiction, but occasionally non fiction too. I read most anything: novels, sci-fi/fantasy, mysteries, adventure, biographies, historical, thrillers, YA/childrens, Not so much the classics, I still have not managed to finish War and Peace. ( It more a personal goal than fun. I think if I just read a page or 2 a day I could finish it in this decade. Probably. maybe. -I suppose it could happen.)

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Comment: Thank you for the awesome goodies and for the interest in my quilting! I would love to share info on that if you like! <3
Response: I would enjoy hearing about your quilting. 😁 You are very welcome and thank you for the heart
fxmldr1 rated for 2021 Christmas Tea Advent Swap #5 on Nov 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much. I cant wait to try the teas. I will open the extra goodie on christmas.
Response: You are welcome Robin, 😁 It has been a pleasure to meet you
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Comment: OMG, this was a great swap!!!! Thank you for all the extra amazing goodies! Also, I am super jealous, I paid $4.29/gal for gas today.
Response: Lol, gas feels high enough here that it's truly uncomfortable to consider buying it. $4.29/gal would make me squeak-groan out loud. You are so very welcome, it is a fun swap. 🎈 Happiness and Peace to you Carollee
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: 😁 You are very welcome
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Comment: Thanks for the great envie of bits & for participating in my swap!
Response: It's is a fun swap! So Thank You, And you are entirely welcome 😁
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Comment: Thank you. I found lots of treasures : )
Response: You're very welcome, 😁
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Comment: I LOVE this so much! It is beautiful...I love the brown, and the lace, and ... I could go on for a while here. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put in this! It was such an adventure to open and open and open and find so many goodies. Just two words: THANK YOU!
Response: Awe, see, your very kind Thank You has made my day, Thank You. 😁 I am very happy you like it. Happiness and Peace AmySue
fxmldr1 rated for 2021 Christmas Tea Advent Swap #1 on Oct 30, 2021
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Comment: I cant wait to try the tea. I hung them on a clothes pin line by my craft desk so i can remember the dates. The envelopes are so pretty. Thank you for the cool extras. Love the book stickers and library book plate. Thank you. I will message you again once i try somenof the teas.
Response: You are so very welcome, It was fun to do this swap. Happiness and Peace to you
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Comment: Hi, Jeannine, (Updated) I got your lovely card today! Yes, I have two cats in the house and another 2 cats outside the window. I love the doodling of your cat. That is just cute! I think the postcard is stuck somewhere in the world, but it's ok. I'll keep waiting and I decided to give you the rate before it arrived. Thank you.
Response: I will send you another postcard ASAP, Thank You for the rating in advance of the postcard, im sorry the 1st card has not reached you, maybe it will arrive some future time. I will send another card in Monday's mailing. Happiness and Peace to you ☺
MailArtbyJac rated for Raw Materials PC swap #2 on Oct 13, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! Be on the lookout for my postcard(s) in the next coming weeks
Response: Welcome! I am very much looking forward to seeing your art. Happiness and Peace ☺
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Comment: Sorry for the belated rating, I messaged you with this before but wanted to make it formal on the rating! You really went all out on this swap and the envelope art, the washi and all the care you put into it were all just awesome! Thanks again! ❀️
Response: Thank You very much, I had a lot of fun with your swap. Thank You for hosting as well. πŸ˜πŸ‚πŸŒ°
squince rated for Vocabulary Postcard #1 on Oct 6, 2021
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Comment: Love it!
Response: 😁
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Comment: Holy cow! Thank you so much. <3
Response: You are totally welcome. ☺
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Comment: Jeannine, thank you so much for this very generous and unique assortment of fall themed goodies! Really looking forward to completing this little journal 😊
Response: Lol 😁 Sharing my abundance! -and trying to de-stash. This is fun, if I use even 1/2 the super things I've received I will need to have a seed packet journal with a 1/2 inch spine. Happiness and Peace
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Comment: thank you for re sending:)
Response: You are welcome ☺
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Comment: Such a lovely swap! Thank you for all of the Autumn things for my journal! I am in love! I really like the gold foil and the pretty leaves! Everything in this envelope is gorgeous and I AM LOVING it!! Thank you so so so much for such a beautiful swap full of goodies for me!! xx g
Response: Hi Gabi, You are entirely welcome. I'm happy you like the leaves. If they are too big for your journal they can be cleanly cut with just scissors. I am always surprised at how sturdy they actually are. I expect them to just crumble. But they usually really dont. It is a fun swap. So many different things that I would not have been able to add. Now to start the junk journal! 😁 Happiness and Peace to you
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Comment: I had so much fun opening the large stash that you sent me. Thank you so much and for the letter explaining some of the items. I really appreciate it all!
Response: 😁 I am happy you had fun! You are so welcome. I had fun putting it together. I hope something in there will be interesting to you. Happiness and Peace to you
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Comment: That was an amazing collection of items. Thank you so very much!!! I probably have enough now to make 2 mini junk journals or a really fat one.. I need to find the seed packets.
Response: Lol! 😁 You could always draw a seed packet, I think that'd be fun! You are totally welcome. I am, with some serious dedication, trying to re-home the majority of my decades long accumulated stuffs. I do hope some of it something that offered you a smile.
IntaglioDragon rated for Fall dottee on Sep 27, 2021
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Comment: She's lovely! So cheerful! And thank you for sharing some beautiful bugs with me.
Response: You are very welcome Ann. I am happy you like her. -definitely beautiful bugs need to be shared.

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 29, 2021:

Great profile! Welcome to Swapbot!

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