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pbcquiltlover

pbcquiltlover
Date Joined: October 24, 2012
Last Online: January 27, 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

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Comment: This postcard is amazing! Thank you so much! Iā€™m curious how did you do the back with the writing? Is it fabric over paper or did you print it?
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Comment: I hope you're able to make this happen in '22. That would be such a great accomplishment!
churlann rated for PC New Year Wish on Jan 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful wishes. I love the postcard too. I grew up on Clearwater Beach in the 60's. Happy New Year to you too.
popcat rated for Any postcard will do.... #2 - US Only on Jan 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Florida postcard! I love all the different animals on it :) Hope you are doing well!
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Comment: Thanks for absolutely nothing!
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Comment: Thank you for the write up.
KitsuneSK rated for I SPY #2 on Jan 5, 2022
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Comment: i'm sorry I'm late! The Holidays were a mess! I love the postcard! I really have to try the recipe soon~ I also love how you wrote, "We salt margaritas not sidewalks" that made me LOL. Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thanks for the nice mug rug. I see that January 2nd is Science fiction day and cream puff day (both of which I like) It is also my parents wedding anniversary. It would have been their 76th this year. My dad passed away when he was 57 and my mother passed away last year at 92yo..It sure is a special day to remember them. Thanks again for being my swap partner and to unknowingly help me remember my parents special day.
Response: So glad the date is so special!
Mlhadder rated for What I Did For Thanksgiving on Jan 1, 2022
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Comment: I'm glad you are feeling better!
Response: I'm glad you got the letter! Most of the time I do them on the computer so I have a copy in case anything fails on my end or en poste. This time I hand wrote it so I didn't have a copy. Happy new year!!!
rhore3 rated for Christmas card mass swap. on Dec 21, 2021
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Comment: thank you very much for the funny card. i agree about the rumballs lol:)
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card and I love the postcard you made. So cool! Happy Holidays
kayebubbly rated for Christmas card mass swap. on Dec 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card !
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Comment: Thank you for the card and beautiful handmade postcard!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies & for joining my swap.
Colinde rated for Christmas card mass swap. on Dec 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks A LOT for your wonderful card!! happy holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing some of your goodies with me! (ļ¼¾ā–½ļ¼¾)ā™” āœ§*怂
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Comment: Thanks so much.
Cellolady rated for I SPY #2 on Nov 29, 2021
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Comment: Key Lime Pie sounds very yummy! I think I love salting my sidewalks. I happen to LOVE snow. :-)
KarlaKC rated for Christmas card mass swap. on Nov 29, 2021
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Comment: Received the card today. Thank you, Christine! I will be opening them all soon!... Karla, 11/29; UPDATED: Thank you for the Christmas card and postcards/gift tag enclosure! Have a Merry Christmas! šŸŽ„... Karla, 12/2/21
KristenCat rated for Christmas card mass swap. on Nov 29, 2021
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Comment: thanks for the card. maxine has always put a smile on my face. thanks for the postcards too!

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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 ā™„

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 šŸ˜Š šŸ£ Easter weekend ā¤ļø

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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