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pbcquiltlover

pbcquiltlover
Date Joined: October 24, 2012
Last Online: August 3, 2022
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

This past year has seen quite a switch in my employment: I used to teach elementary school kids creative writing through fairy tales and quilting on a sewing machine, but now I'm working with my husband mowing for his lawn service company. I burn really easily, so I have to wear long sleeve, jeans, gloves, hood over my face...you get the idea. He was shocked I could work like that in "sunny" south Florida!

We have also lost many of our kitties: Baby Girl and Teddy both crossed the rainbow bridge last year, and this year we've lost Honey and my sweetheart, Elvis. Baby Boy still lives next door, and we have Dotty, Luna Belle and Cuteness. They were all getting on in age (the eldest were over 16), so these passings weren't unexpected but they're still heartbreaking...

Favorite Books

My favorite authors are Jennifer Chiaverini (quilting), Anne McCaffrey & Mercedes Lackey (fantasy), Philippa Gregory (Tudor historical novels) and John Grisham (legal novels) as well as other authors in those fields. I just recently "found" Nora Roberts - I go through a lot of books on cds while I travel to/from the different schools where I teach, so I'm always on the lookout for stuff to listen to while perusing thrift stores, yard sales, etc. I have no problem with "previously enjoyed" anything!

Favorite Television

Netflix junkie: Bridgerton was incredible (I want to watch the entire series again!) Right now we're watching Anne With an E in between my hubby's random selections.

Favorite Crafts

Decades ago I taught classes through Creative Circle, so I'm experienced in embroidery, both stamped and counted cross stitch, lace net darning, candlewicking, needlepoint and quilting, but by far quilting has become my obsession and deepest love, although fabric postcards, tote bags, insulated water totes and other sewing projects poke their ways in from time to time.

My grandmother also taught me how to crochet when I was little, but I don't know how to read patterns so I make up my own stuff.

Pets

I adore my kitties! I have 8 cats. In order of age they are Teddy, Baby Boy & Baby Girl; Elvis & Dotty: and Cuteness. My daughter and her ex boyfriend adopted two kitties a couple of years back that they couldn't keep within a few months so Luna Belle and Honey have joined the herd. Luna Belle is the only one that stays in the house full time by her own desire. Cuteness & Baby Girl come in and out, and the others primarily prefer the outdoors but will come in during bad weather or fireworks.

I collect:

...keychains! They only "count" if they're sent by someone in that area, has visited that area or I have gone there myself. I have them from a number of states including Hawaii and Alaska as well as Hong Kong, England and Trinadad/Tobago. I have both an America map and a global map panel I plan on quilting and hanging up, attaching each key chain to the appropriate area. If you have my name in a swap and it's appropriate, I would love a cheap keychain with the name of your state/country/city...thanks!

Wish list:

Anything kitty, dragon, fairy, dragonfly or bright and colorful makes me happy!

I would love a keychain from your neck of the woods if it's appropriate for the swap.

I enjoy all sorts of crafty things. I also really enjoy newsy letters about anything, either typed or hand written.

Books on cd you've scored from a yard sale, dollar store, thrift store or clearance racks are heart-able and appreciated.

Washi tape is definitely appreciated. Stickers are always fun: if I don't use them personally, I can always use them for the kids when I'm teaching. Fairy-tale stickers are the best!

Ratings

perkl8r rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #10 on Aug 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you, Christine.
junemoon rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #10 on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Hi Christine - I think you must be new to QnT because I think I've swapped almost everyone who's been around a while. Iove the HSTs and may put them into a quilt PDQ as I'm finishing one that will have a border of black/print HSTs.
Mamabemus rated for Stuff the Mailbox #36 on Jul 16, 2022
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Comment: great thanks. sorry for the late rating
matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #34 on Jul 15, 2022
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matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #36 on Jul 15, 2022
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KathyB rated for 2022 "H" BOOK SWAP on Jul 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
sherheart rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #9 on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the nice blocks. I am looking forward to making a cool quilt with them.
matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Jun 20, 2022
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crochetjunkie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 20, 2022
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ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for a fun envie. 😊
MCGalaxy rated for 2020 Reflective Questionnaire on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: I was cleaning my apartment and found some mail. It included this swap. Thank you so much for sharing your 2020 with me. It's interesting to see how the pandemic affected other people around the world. I'm going to check out Meant to be to find out about it. Me and my DH have spent alot of time together too since the pandemic started especially now that he cant work anymore and I work from home.
Response: Ooh, I need to re-read that! Thank you for the reminder - hope you're able to find it! I love that genre and get a lot at the thrift stores and Dollar Tree. Thanks for the rating and heart!
perkl8r rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #9 on Jun 15, 2022
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Comment: so pretty, thank you
Response: I already have swaps 10, 11 and 12 packaged and ready to go! All different, of course! This is so fun and so addictive...LOL Thanks!
craftyAnnaLu rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! ☺️
saguaroandsage rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
groundhogstamper rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies.
beenebag rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! So what part of Michigan do you hail from? I grew up in Pontiac and worked most my adult life in Detroit.
Response: OMG - just outside Pontiac near Baldwin and I-75! Went to Lake Orion schools but both parents went to Pontiac Central!
simplykaren rated for Sunshine in a postcard #7 on Jun 7, 2022
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Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Happy Swapping
Istalksnape rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I love the stickers!

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Comments

BobaBarb on Jan 9, 2022:

I got the letter from you with the notes, thank you so much <3

9O96O on Dec 27, 2021:

The image didn't come through on that last message. Here is the postcard I mailed to you for PnS: Sender's Choice #324186. I hope you've received it.

Meisje on Apr 5, 2021:

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Wishing you a great day!

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Take care ♥

Fabriqueen on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hi Christine, I hope you are having a wonderful day and lots of time to work o a beautiful quilt. You should share a quilt on your profile. Quilting has been one obsession of mine for many years. Quilters are beautiful people!

Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

MissCocoa on Apr 5, 2021:

Hello. Hope you had a great 😊 🐣 Easter weekend ❤️

Poohtat on Apr 5, 2021:

Leave a Comment #3 ~ From Poohtat

fxmldr1 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hi. I read some quilting books by Jenniger Chiavirini years ago. They were really good. I hope you had a blessed Easter. Love the kitties names. We have 2 fur babies Bella ( mama) and Tiny.

blinger2008 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hello! I hope that you have a wonderful day!

leynaaaa on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hi! Hope you have a good day!

CWUmom on Apr 5, 2021:

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I hope you enjoy these. Have an amazing day. Happy swapping!

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