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Date Joined: August 14, 2013
Last Online: September 30, 2022
Birthday: November 4
Country: United States
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My word Is PEACE I fell on the 10th, HARD on my left knee. I hurt myself badly. When I recover sufficiently I will get my swaps cought up. Update 9/17/2022 - I am starting to show how injured I got in the fall, I am showing colorful bruises from above my knee all the way down my leg to below my ankle. One giant bruise! It hurts something fierce and I am sleeping a lot to aid in healing. / 9/20/2022...I finally went to the doctor who admonished me for not coming to the doctor sooner. I have not cracked anything which I was afraid of but have been advised to rest as much as I can. As a result, I am behind on my swaps. I am reaching out to everyone to advise them of the situation (severe sprain) and that I will be late on my swaps. If you need something from me please let me know and I will get it done and my husband will mail it for me. For Postcard Preferences, I first want to say any postcard you like you can send me but I especially like, handmade postcards and cards as well as store-bought postcards and greeting cards. I especially like art postcards, architecture, Autumn, Waterfalls, flowers, handmade postcards, coloring postcards, fall foliage or similar fall postcards, dogs especially dachshunds, unicorns or horses, fairies or other fanciful creatures, sports venues, (stadiums, teams, other sports), dragons, and around Halloween I like Halloween postcards and around Christmas, I like Christmas postcards. As you can tell I'm not really picky. I like my postcards stamped and sent through the mail unless otherwise directed in the swap. If for any reason you haven't received a swap item from me, please let me know. Glancing at other profiles, it looks like it's important to mention this! I'm pretty conscientious and organized and I try hard to never flake although I did several years ago. I had a nervous breakdown and flaked on a few swaps so I quit until I could get myself right. I have reached out to those swappers to see if I can send my swap to them. The people who are still active allowed me to make up the swap and changed my rating to a 5. I love my husband, kids, and their spouses, and my grandchildren. This is my long-haired dachshund Zoey at shortly after birth, 13 weeks and then 10 months. She is a real live wire. Zoey at 13 weeksZoey at 10 months

Favorite Crafts

-- FOR JJJ Let's Make a Junk Journal --

-- I am starting a brand new Junk Journal just for this swap as my previous and current junk journal contains all of the happy mail I receive and is based on the months in a year.

-- I like vintage-looking items in my Junk Journals. They do not have to be vintage, just the vintage look is fine with me.

-- I love pockets in my Junk Journals for stashing little items in them.

-- I like journaling spaces that are fairly small as I seem to be intimidated by large journal spaces. Does anyone else have that problem?

-- I love flowers, bees, butterflies, birds.

-- I would love any dog ephemera, especially dachshund ephemera. (I'm a bit of a dachshund nut, lol.)

I love cross stitch and subscribe to several magazines, even the ones from the UK. So far I have only cross-stitched on Aida 14ct, mainly bookmarks. I like stamps and use them in my art, scrapbooking, and altered books. I love beading and making my own jewelry. I like using seed beads and using different beading techniques like Peyote stitch and brick stitch. I really want to learn to make my own beaded beads if I can just find the time, lol. I do Altered Books and have 4 packed away right now as we moved a few years ago to North Carolina and I'm still trying to slowly unpack. It is difficult now as I am running out of places to put stuff. I really like using washi tape in my artwork. You can never have too much washi tape, lol. I also like doing ATCs in a wide variety of themes. I am learning to zentangle, working on 3.5 by 3.5 squares and ATCs. Here is a postcard I did for a swap. I am improving but it is going slow. I would welcome anyone's zentangle. I love making and getting things with flowers, birds, butterflies, or other flying insects such as dragonflies. I love fairies and other fantasy animals such as unicorns. I also love any dachshund images and have a scrapbook for my dog that I put the images in.

Holidays I Love

I love Halloween images and stickers, especially pumpkins with unusual faces and black cats. I love candy corn pictures and stickers too, I no longer eat candy as my diet is restrictive. I have a Halloween themed Altered Book that I am currently working on and adding received art too. I have Halloween jewelry that I wear the entire month of Oct. I love thanksgiving, cute turkeys, pictures of laden tables, and pilgrims. I add these things to my fall scrapbook. Christmas is also a favorite.Christmas tree I painted 25 years ago, sadly got lost in the move. I love Santa Clause and Father Christmas pictures of all kinds.Pictures of Christmas trees, welcome any hand drawn trees. I have a Christmas-themed Altered book that I work on year-round. I love Gingerbread houses and have a few Gingerbread ornaments on my tree. I also start wearing Christmas Jewelry on November 1st so I can wear it all. This Blue Christmas Tree Pin is the first Kirks Folly Pin I ever bought. I love holiday jewelry and am always on the lookout for it. Here is the image of the Weave Got Maile Christmas tree set I bought and made.

For Valentines day I like vintage images and cards. They don't need to be the actual cards, there are wonderful downloads out there of all kinds that I use.

St Patrick's day is another great holiday, Leprechaun and clover pictures being my favorite here.

For Easter I love decorated eggs. (Pictures of them or real blown shells.) I actually use to collect egg cups and decorated eggs to go in them but had to let them go when we moved,

My Favorite Colors

I love pink and especially the soft pastel colors, I do like all pastel colors. I love autumn colors like browns and oranges. The leaves changing on trees are so beautiful. I always welcome photos of leaves and have a scrapbook dedicated to fall. I really love all colors.

Favorite Books

I love mysteries and sci-fi books. I like the J.D. Robb Death series. I loved the Harry Potter books and the Narnia books. I also read a lot of art books (about altered art and mixed media, beading, and just recently wire jewelry). I love our local library and our kids laugh at us because we visit libraries in other cities and sit in them and read books they have, My husband likes genealogy and other libraries have different things in their archives dealing with that. I just read their art books.


I make and sell jewelry. I especially like to make and sell eyeglass leashes, although I have none in my shop right now. I have many for my own personal use, I can pretty much match all my clothes with one or another of them. I would welcome any kind of beaded eyeglass leashes, necklaces or earrings. I like my jewelry on the small dainty side to medium.

A great deal of my jewelry is handmade. I always welcome handmade jewelry. I have pierced ears.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of TV. We have a DVR and we record all of the shows that are on after our bedtime. (we get up early) I like game shows and I watch Price Is Right, Lets Make A Deal everyday, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy ever night I can. I like the home improvement shows on HGTV especially the ones where they create on a shoestring budget. Some of the finished homes are eyepopping. I love baseball and the Cardinals Baseball team is my favorite.

Foods I like

First let me say, I am allergic to nothing.

I love gum. I would welcome locally made (in your area).

I love fruit and vegetables and have been working to get more in my diet. I do good on the fruit but vegetables are a challenge for me. I am a meat eater and love to cook. I love to use our slow cooker and my son and his wife gave us an instant pot we haven't opened yet. So send me a favorite recipe of yours or tell me about your favorite restaurant. I don't bake a lot any more but I use to love it. Send me your favorite cookie or cake recipe, or again tell me about your favorite sweets.

Wish list...

*Bookmarks of all kinds and especially love ones from libraries or bookstores, or handmade. I have a large collection and love to swap handmade and store-bought.

*Book Pages especially in a language or old dictionary and encyclopedia pages.

*Smash book Items


*Ticket stubs

*Tatting Shuttle


*Letter Opener

*Coloring pages and books (There are so many).

*Anything from or similar to things on my Amazon Wish list or Etsy Wish list. Gently used items are fine.


marclively rated for FTLOC#1-Bookmarks-US on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Marc
taledo rated for Black and White pc swap #111 on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: i love the vintage postcard you sent of Paris. it reminds me of 2 buildings on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. the weather here is a dreary fall day. perfect to stay inside and read,craft, work on correspndence or just cuddle with the fur babies.
ultracinematik rated for Black and White pc swap #111 on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Chambord PC. I'm ready for fall weather, but we aren't getting any of that yet. It was '90s last week and '80s this week and next.
Comment: Pattie, WOW!! I just LOVE this gorgeous coloring page that you sent me for this swap! I love that you used glitter too! The shading and everything about this is just perfect:) I am so grateful to have been your partner for this swap! I can't wait to hang your coloring page you sent me on my art wall! You did a fantastic job coloring this! You have made my day when I opened this and saw your beautiful coloring page. Also, I love the extra coloring pages you included as well! That was so thoughtful and generous of you. I am so grateful and appreciative for everything! I am going to cherish your beautiful coloring page forever:) Thank you so so much for everything! <3 You are the best!
Itchy rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #9 on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
user6937 rated for ACT: Wings on a ATC on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: You pm'd me on 9/3 saying you'd resend; still not received - happy to change this when it's here.
user6937 rated for ACTs: Collaged Index Card on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: Hi, the resend you promised on August 8 hasn't been received; happy to change this when I get it.
ubx rated for Junk Journal #23 on Sep 29, 2022
BobaBarb rated for SSS: 4x4's #2 on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: thank you
Ace330660 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #81 on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pc's ! I will gladly pass them along.
Comment: I've been to Woodstock and I can assure you it looks quite different now!But I don't know about that specific building.
Comment: THank you for this most delightful package! I enjoyed looking through everything so much. Great stuff that I'll use for sure! Take care!
laprochaine rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - Sept '22 on Sep 23, 2022
Comment: Pattie thank you for the 3 wonderful sheets of pipstickers!!
samsstuff rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 37 on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the PC to work on & the little extras!
JustKeko rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #9 on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the autumn themed washi!
Fairwind rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #2 on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and stickers. Happy Halloween!
Katjavdh rated for Junk Journal #23 on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: The pages look great! Thank you for sharing :)
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable card! I hope your knee is feeling much better!
Response: I finally went to the doctor who gave me scripts for pain killers and muscle relaxers and advised bed rest.
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #4 on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: Super fantastic papers! Thanks so much and I hope you’re recovering quickly. Take care.
Response: I'm starting to bruise now and can see how injured I am. I sleep a lot which seems to aid in healing. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Response: Thank you.

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sleepykitty on Sep 19, 2022:

Thank you fofr the four beautiful vintage flower postcards for your August RAK! I LOVE them! 💐🌸💮🌺

RiverTopanga on Sep 10, 2022:

Thank you for collaborating on the May 2022 hmpc. Your "Fit for Royalty" theme for your section was perfect for this week's receiving it. Queen Elizabeth II will be missed for sure. Thank you!

toni on Aug 6, 2022:

Love the RAKS ONLY flower postcards you sent! Thank you so much!

Panda1122 on Jul 31, 2022:

Thank you for the hidden paperclip swap! Take care and happy swapping! 🤩

BlueberryLady on Jul 12, 2022:

WOW thank you so much for all 3 packages you sent for the RAK- June, Got the last package today in the mail. Love the fabric ! ! ! Will be put to good use, I can see the fabric with the frogs as a Bib for my granddaughter ! ! She turns 1 at the end of this month. Hugs ! !

BusyB on Jul 6, 2022:

Thank you so much Pattie for the postcards and extras for the June WTA on PH group. I love the vintage wildflower postcards so much! So pretty! Happy summer!

BlueberryLady on Jul 5, 2022:

RAK #3 ~ Arrived today 7/5/2022 Nice little Charms, Thank you.

Rainydancer on Jul 3, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

BlueberryLady on Jun 29, 2022:

RAK June Gift #2 arrived today 6/29/2022- Love the Doilies, so pretty !

Poohtat on Jun 28, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely note and adorable gnome ATC for my RAK June wish. I enjoyed reading the note and the ATC will be going right into my happy journal

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