Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: December 9, 1957
Country: United States
9//24/2021--I am leaving Swap-bot after a bad year here.There have just been too many hits towards me and I'm done. I don't need the stress and I can't have the stress for my own health. I hope there are some of you who appreciated what I did and sent tf you. I will mis many of you! .Happy Swapping! I will fulfill my commitments to swaps I need to complete.
8/11/21--I continue to be challenged health wise. My appointment with my doctor just yesterday was a very difficult one. While in the hospital, the physician that worked with me understood what happened, but still not clear "Why it happened?" So, the next several months are going to be hard. I'm going to continue Swap-bot as it is one of the things that keeps me going. I love meeting new swappers and creating in the world. Thank You for sticking with me and sharing your kindness, patience, and understanding. More News Soon, I hope!
8/3/21–I need to apologize that I haven’t sent any swaps for any of the current swaps happening on swap. However, I have been in the hospital and been unable to do any type of work. I hope to start catching up on swaps I/O people this coming next week. So I say that is August 9 through the 15th. This was very unexpected and could have meant additional serious medical problems and even seizures and death. So I ask with an open heart and a Swap-bot record which is a caring and responsible record, please give me the time to complete each swap so that you receive a swap that is consistent with the kinds of swaps I usually send. Thank you for your understanding and patience with me. Thank you for giving me the time I need to heal, rest, and time to just get well. I went into the hospital on 7/31/21-8/2/21.
7/31/21–This is the best time I’ve had today to communicate with my partners after not being able to complete the swaps that were to go out today and next week. I have been struggling since But I felt I would be doing better and have been working on swaps that were due to go out today July 31 or any swaps for next week. However, I had to spend about 12 or hours in the ER last night and I have been asked to see my primary care doctor on Monday. I am hoping as the next few days get better each day even if I am not back too full ability. Right now, I am just spending lots of time in bed and trying to sleep whenever I can. I have been dealing with a serious headache since last night when I got home and have tried to make progress since yesterday. I see my doctor on Monday afternoon. I hope that I will get some good help with my primary doctor on Monday and I hope over the weekend things do better. So, I asked for your patience, understanding and and give me time to get back on my feet. I don’t know how long this is going to take until I see my doctor Monday but please know that I will do my very best to get things to you as soon as I am able. The time since my surgery has been hard and Haven’t been recuperating as fast as it was hoped. I Will do my very best to keep you apprised of my situation. The other parts that I can’t get done at this time is my readings for some of you please know that I will do my very best to get those done in a timely manner but again I will not know yes I will be able to get To know if I can complete those until after my appointment on Monday have a wonderful weekend and I will be in touch as soon as possible.
Barbara, sleepingrover 2010
7/25/21--Thank you, to many of you for your prayers and kind words that you have shared with me over the last couple of months. I am doing some better, but still needing some more progress. I also am dealing with intense pain in my right knee that makes it super hard for me to walk, bend my knee less than 90 degrees, lifting my foot off the ground, and by evening time the pain is a 10+. That 10+ comes in the evening whether I stay off except for things that can't wait or I'm up on it all day with any activity. I'm waiting for an appt. with my primary doctor and am waiting for a call from the Orthopedic practice. I think this is an issue across the country, having to wait to see almost any kind of doctor, a month or more isn't unusual. More News when I find out what is happening in my knee which is running down the back of my lower leg and up into the outer side of my thigh. Also, many mornings I get up on my feet and I soon have pain in the top of my foot.
6/3/21--I am still struggling after the surgery in April. I have other medical issues that can contribute negatively to recovery, as well as, how I feel on a daily basis. I continue to keep up with the swaps. I'm a little behind on ratings, but those will be caught up over this weekend. I ask that you continue to be Patient and Understanding. I will continue to record updates here.THANK YOU for READING THIS ENTRY and FOR UNDERSTANDING.
4/21/21–I am writing this message to let everyone know that I had surgery this past Monday. Two days later I went in to have my incisions checked and everything was fine. Today(Wednesday) I went in to have my staples removed. The last 3days I have not felt real good and my sister helped change my bandages. On Sunday my sister removed the bandages put on by the doctor after my last visit. The bandages he put on caused me to break out and then blisters formed. As well, my incisions were a deep red and swollen. I have an infection and I need to FOCUS on getting well. So, I’m going to do my best to get ratings done and swaps done on time. However, the next few days, at least, are going to be my days. If I’m late with swaps, I will let you know. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME as I try to take care of myselfand as soon as I can do my work, I will do so. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
4/8/21–I am all caught up on my ratings. I am also on time when I send my swaps. Unless I contact you about an issue(s), my swaps will go out by no later than the Send by Date. Thank you!
3/26/2021–JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION—I am presently out of town helping my sister move into her new house that she just finished building. All this past week I was with her, as well. I am planning to be back home by the middle of next week. I will need a few days to just get through my mail. So, by next weekend I will be ready to do some rating. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Happy Swapping to you al
3/6/21--JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION-- Thank you for your patience with regards to rating you. However, I also want you to be aware that mail in and out of Colorado is still slow. I just got a swap on Friday(3/6/21) and it was mailed Feb. 22, 2021. This is just one example of what is still happening with mail in and out of Colorado. Please continue to be Patient. Thank you.
11/3/2020–The note below was written at the beginning of October. I was very upset because in two situations there was no communication when swaps were not received. I also said that I was going to leave Swap-Bot because of all that happened in October. However, I decided I wasn’t going to let those few ruin something I love to do. SO, I AM BACK! I AM READY TO GET STARTED! I WANT TO SHARE MY LOVE OF THIS SITE BECAUSE IT ALLOWS “ARTISTS” TO PICK SWAPS THAT PERMIT THEM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES AND SHARE THEIR TALENTS BY JOINING SWAPS OR BY HOSTING SWAPS. I LOVE 💗 THIS SITE AND ALWAYS WILL! I AM BACK FOR MORE FUN!!!!
I have two 1s. One was given way back in my Swap-Bot career. I got in over my head and didn’t know how to do the art 🖼 that was asked. I tried several times but I could never get it to work. So, I wasn’t able to send my swap. The second 1 happened just recently in 2020. I was not contacted as far as I know that she didn’t receive it. I just recently tried to contact her so I could see about sending her another swap, but I did mention that this was all I could send because it cost a great deal to mail the package 📦 to the England. I received no return message. I have had no contact with this swapper. This was a swap I hosted. I would never not complete a swap I hosted!! So these are my explanations for my 1s.
The 3s I received are all from the early part of my swapping days on Swap-bot. The 3s were on bead swaps and my beads were ever so slightly smaller than what was requested. I wasn’t that far off.
I HAVE BEEN GONE FROM SWAP-BOT FOR ABOUT 9 MONTHS DUE TO A MOVE FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER. I SPENT ABOUT A MONTH WITH A FAMILY MEMBER BEFORE MOVING INTO MY APARTMENT. SHORTLY AFTER MOVING INTO MY APARTMENT, COVID-19 HIT AND BECAUSE OF THE KINDS OF GUIDELINES SET FORTH IN THE STATE I MOVED TO, I WAS RESTRICTED TO MY APARTMENT FOR ABOUT 6-WEEKS BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO START GOING OUT. HOWEVER, I WAS IN THE GROUP THAT COULD GET COVID-19 EASILY AND SO I CONTINUED TO REMAIN INDOORS. I ALSO DID NOT DO SWAP-BOT BECAUSE I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET TO THE POST OFFICE. BEFORE COVID-19 HIT, I HAD COMPLETED ALL THE SWAPS I HAD OUTSTANDING. THE LAST ONE I SENT WAS GOING TO EUROPE.
A FEW DAYS AGO I SIGNED UP FOR SEVERAL SWAPS THAT I WAS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT AS THEY WERE HISTORY ATCs. A DAY LATER I WAS BANNED BECAUSE OF SWAPS NOT COMPLETED OR LOW RATINGS. I WENT AND LOOKED ABOUT WHAT WERE NOT COMPLETED OR LOW RATINGS. I FOUND THAT THE POCKET LETTER, THE LAST SWAP I SENT BEFORE THE VIRUS HIT AND EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN NEVER MADE IT TO MY PARTNER. I ALSO HAVE THREE 3s. THEY WERE DONE WAY BACK IN 2007 WHEN I JUST STARTED SWAP-BOT. I HAVE NEVER HAD ANOTHER 3. IF YOU LOOK AT MY OVER ALL RECORD, I COMPLETE MY SWAPS AND I RECEIVE A 5 OR A 5 w/A ❤️. I WAS NEVER CONTACTED BY MY PARTNER ABOUT MY POCKET LETTER NOT MAKING IT TO ITS DESTINATION. I SENT A NOTE TO THE HOST OF HISTORY SWAP BUT I HAVE NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE. I JUST GOT AN INPERSONAL NOTE ABOUT WHY I COULDN'T DO THE HISTORY ATCs. I ALSO SENT A NOTE TO MY PARTNER FOR THE POCKET LETTER. I SHARED THAT I WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN AND SEND IT AGAIN. I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING. AS OF 10/8/20 I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY RESPONSE AT ALL.
I DROPPED MYSELF FROM ALL THE SWAPS I HAD SIGNED UP FOR JUST A FEW DAYS AGO. I THINK FOR NOW I WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING AS THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS ALL HAPPENED. WHEN I FIRST STARTED OUT ON THIS SITE BACK IN 2007, SWAPPERS, HOSTS, AND OTHERS WERE MUCH MORE WILLING TO CHECK THINGS OUT, GIVE PEOPLE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, ETC. I AM SORRY TO LEAVE THIS SITE BECAUSE I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES BUT I ALSO WILL NOT BE TREATED POORLY.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO WERE PART OF MY SWAPS I HOSTED, THOSE WHO INVITED ME TO SWAPS AND GROUPS, AND THOSE WHO BECAME FRIENDS.
I am a former elementary school teacher who was placed on disability more than 20 years ago due to poor and serious health concerns. I am the aunt to 5 nephews and 4 nieces. One of my nieces is adopted and from Ethiopia. Her name is Mihret (mih-ret). I love making ATC, cards, Skinny cards, books, pocket letters, pen pal kits, and button fairies. I also like to collect postcards, notecards, and ATCs.
I am now really spending a lot of time listening to Contemporary Country. I like Old Country too. Easy and Soft Rock is still the only kind of Rock I enjoy but I Have been really been enjoying Country for awhile. I also like Wyndam Hills music. I like folk music. I enjoy Christian music; especially chant music. I also enjoy world music.
I am a reader of novels by many different authors. I enjoy romantic novels, mystery and suspense, Christian-based books(both fiction and useable materials), children's books(informational books, alphabet books), Some authors I like:
I don't go to many movies but here are some movies that I have enjoyed. I especially love to watch the old movies on TCM(Turner Classic Movies).
Sound of Music
Gone with the Wind
Wizard of Oz
Father of the Bride series(old version)
Dr. Kildare(old movie series)
The Last Christmas
I enjoy watching TV. There are quite a few shows I enjoy watching. I enjoy watching a variety of shows.
Law and Order(all of them)
This Is Us
Miss Fisher's Mysteries
S. W. A. T.
Postcards--art, state(I need all the states), no touristy cards, animals(prefer unique animals), unique places, actors, actresses, books, New Yorker or other magazines, old ads,
I like my postcards sent in Envelopes.
supplies for pocket letters-stickers, ephermera, die-cuts, ribbon, other items for putting in the pockets
supplies for cards--die cuts, ribbon(wide--up to 1- 1/2,no smaller than 3/4inch solid colors),ephermera(pictures for one example), wooden accents, paper and/or silk flowers or other mediums, in a variety of colors, lace(white and in color, wide--up to 1 inch, no smaller than 1/2 inch), card packets(square cards, other card shapes)
playing cards with interesting backs on them, preferably different pictures but will also take designs, not the standard blue or red backgrounds
paper, designed, 4x6 up to 8 1/2 x 11, no solids
wooden accents of various objects, no smaller than a 1/2 inch and no larger than 3/4 inch, choose ones that might work for cards, pocket letters or ATCs
flowers--paper and other mediums,small flowers of various colors to use for a variety of art experiences
Tim Holtz Supplies--alcohol inks, alcohol ink pads, and other supplies, love the artistic supplies, wait for his stuff to be on sale
rubber stamps--holidays, birthday, alphabets, ink pads(check with me about colors), wait for these things to be on sale
3-D stickers of all the states(Hobby Lobby has these), 3-D stickers of other things, stickers of many other things
coloring books--I like postcards to color, cards to color, religious coloring books, cat coloring books, cities coloring book Flower coloring books, NO Harry Potter Coloring books, like small coloring books, postcard coloring books
Knitting supplies--circular needles(size 16", 24" and if there is one smaller than 16" that would be great ), knitting bag, multicolor yarns that are for scarves and/or blankets etc.(ask clerks, not sock yarn), bamboo needles(sizes 7, 9,), knitting books that have easy patterns,
Pocket letters: any kind of items that would serve as GREAT gifts🎁 to put in the back of any pocket in a Pocket Letter, stickers, ephemera, any special paper and/or supplies that would serve me in developing GREAT Pocket Letter Art. Think about the absolute BEST Pockets you have made for Pocket Letters. Then remember the supplies that you used to make that pocket(s) and send me the supplies. You can also send me directions on how to make the pocket if you wish OR you can ask me to send you a picture of what I came up with using the same supplies.
ATC cards (White cards and brown cards--Hobby Lobby carries them in packages of 25 I think. they are $1.99 They are cut to the size of the plastic pockets.) The price has now gone up to $2.99.
Colorful Cardstock Paper--Solid or Print in Packages
Varied Scrapbooking Supplies that can be put in the Pockets as gifts (I cut apart a package of stickers to put in a pocket for example)
Baking--some utensils,minor ingredients,( not flour, sugar, butter, oil, vanilla, etc) send a recipe
Journals--travel Journals I have found at Michael's that are made by Recollection. I have a blue-covered one, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OTHER COLORED ONES. ALSO LIKE TO HAVE AT LEAST 2 ADDITIONAL BOOK INSERTS, ALSO WOULD LIKE PLASTIC INSERTS, ANY OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE WOULD BE NICE
The ABCs of ME
All of what I list below are things I really like a lot. You will be safe sending me items that are on these lists. All of the words listed below are items that either are some of my favorite things and/or items that I have used in my art 🖼. Also, I love to use multi-dimensional objects especially on my ATCs and on my Pocket Letters. I also like to put them in my Pocket Letters as gifts 🎁, but I mostly use them myself. At present, Pocket Letters are my favorite art to create for fellow swappers. ATCs comes in a close second. Collaborative Coloring is third. So, here goes my ABCs:
A is for...angels, animals, abacus, avocado, arrow, apple, apricot, airplane, Advent Calendar, agate, azaleas, apple red,
B is for...banana, bows, bubbles, balloon, boat, brunch, berries, baby, books, bread, blue,
C is for...Christmas, chocolate, candy, cheetah, cornflower, cookie, cauliflower, cornbread, Colorado church, cat,
D is for...dog, daisy, Dalmatian, doctor, donuts, dove, Dali Lama, dreams, doll, doodles, daffodils, dark blue
E is for...eagle, egg, Easter, elegant, egret, ecru, Erie, elk, eight, eggplant purple,
F is for...fish, four, father, family, forest, fire, fur, fan, formal, falcons, flowers, fiery red,
G is for...goat, goose, green, gold, garden, gumdrop, golf, graduation, giraffe, geranium, green, globes, games(board, card), gourd, gifts,
H is for...hat, Halloween, holidays, happiness, helicopter, hundred, house, home, haven, horses hyacinth, I is for...icicle, ice cream, island, ibex, idol, iris, indigo,
J is for...juice, "Just Because" greeting cards, Jeopardy, jewelry, Jack rabbit, jam, jays(blue), jets,
K is for...kangroos, kittens, kites, kickball,
L is for...lions, lip gloss, lakes, leopards, lamb, lists, loom, Leap Frog, lime, lemon, lemonade, labradors, laughing, leaves,
M is for...monkeys, magazines, moon, mountains, meatballs, movies, maps, mutts, Mom, music, melon orange, Math, mail, Mars,
N is for...nature, November, nuns, notebooks, nickels, notecards, neighbors, napkins, Neptune,
O is for...onions(red), onyx, oatmeal, ostriches, oboe, Olive oil, Ospry, oceans, Olympics, old(things), otters, orange
P is for...paints and painting, Poetry, pancakes, pretty(things), pigs, pine trees, picnics, pie, Pike's Peak, plays(musicians), ponies, pansies
Q is for...queen, questions, quiet, quinoa, quilts, quail,
R is for...rabbit, rain, Raffi, railroads, roast(pot), racing(car, track & field), rare(things), roasted(chicken), red, rings, rest, Rio Grande, rickrack, rhymes, ruins(ancient), rice, rye(bread)
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