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PennyTreasures

PennyTreasures
Date Joined: August 21, 2023
Last Online: July 21, 2024
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States

About Me

Hi. I'm Sigrid, retired, living with my husband in northern Michigan. I have two grown daughters, and was able to home school the youngest until Graduation.

My husband and I enjoy volunteer work through our local church, and at a Hospitality House that cooks and serves home made meals to those who are in stressful situations. We also volunteer in the nursery on Saturday nights at church. I love holding the babies and praying over them and all the children in there. We don't have grandchildren and my husband has never had children so it's a blessing for him to interact with youngsters. He is growing through serving them and it's a wonderful sight to see.

In my off-time I enjoy making beeswax candles (from our bees), however I do not like bee or honey related things sent to me.

I really enjoy swapping on Swap-bot. Some swappers are so talented and create unique items that go up on my "Inspiration Wall" in my craft room. It brings me so much joy to look at all your inspiring art, letters, post cards, etc... -- well, it just warms my heart, and I appreciate that I get to look at your beautiful things whenever I'm crafting. Thank you!

Favorite Hobby

My hobby is making things in vintage FRENCH Shabby Chic. It's quite different from the American idea of what shabby chic is. It's much more detailed with French art and history, and feminine with flowing fabrics, laces, delicate flowers, and when you see it, you just go ahhh. It's very lovely, delicate and unique and soothes the soul. My favorite things to make are personal journals but also Snippet Strips, Tags, Cards, and folders. I like French Ephemera, Sari Silk Ribbon, antique fabric and laces, beaded lace, handmade lace, tea stained papers, fussy cut flowers, old die cuts, and feminine colors, usually pastels.

Send & Rate

Sometimes "life" happens and circumstances out of our control. So, if there's ever a problem please let me know, and I will do the same for you.

I do my best to rate the day your item arrives. You deserve to know that I received your item, time and effort, your gift/craft. I hope you do the same for me, and everyone.

My Handle

It's a common mistake for people to think that my name is Penny Treasures based on my email address. I get lots of mail and messages addressing me as Penny LOL. It's okay and I'm not offended, just thought I'd share how I acquired the handle and hopefully you will see why.

25 years ago, my late husband and I, (I remarried later), used to Metal Detect every weekend and on holiday. Oh, the amazing things he would find with his detector on land and in the waters! I would find the junk or the occasional costume jewelry, but always pennies, always.

One day, I became discouraged while we were out. I started to grumble under my breath while thinking "what's the use"? Then I heard an internal voice which I believed to be the Holy Spirit saying "Look where you are! Look around you." So I did, and realized the beauty of the forest all around me. The sound of birds, squirels running amuck, the fresh air and sunshine, and the absolute quiet and beauty of everything around me.

My heart changed and I decided that the pennies were worth finding, and that the real treasure was in the journey, being with my love, and not so much the finding. I became very content and at peace ever after that. I changed my email to PennyTreasures to remind myself of that day.

Well, I hope you found it interesting :)

Ratings

Candace rated for Bible Study on Church Life on Jul 6, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Candace rated for Blessing Bible Study on Jun 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
Gamanana0022 rated for John 14 Bible Study on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: Thankyou:)
Cindymt rated for Encourage Me on May 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!
looktothisday15089 rated for Encourage Me on May 20, 2024
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Comment: I cannot thank you enough for including God. Blessings to you and yours.
jamicam rated for Encourage Me on May 16, 2024
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Comment: Hey neighbor! Thank you for the lovely note and sweet tuck-ins. You definitely put a smile on my face today. Much appreciated!
nancylee rated for Gnome your neighbor! on May 12, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for such a fun swap
Ace330660 rated for Create a Collage on Envie #02 on May 9, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the envelope and extras! I really like your collage style! I have been to Amish country many times. Funny that you included that pc!
inventacharm rated for Create a Collage on Envie #03 on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Love the decorated envie and the goodies, thank you!
junemoon rated for Bubble Envelope Care Package #2 on Apr 27, 2024
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Comment: This was an absolutely AMAZING stuffed envie -- You deserve LOTS of stars!!!!
Response: As do you!!!
dreamrains rated for Create a Collage on Envie #03 on Apr 27, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! This was a fun envelope to get in the mail and thanks for the ephemera! I'll definitely use it :)
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Comment: Thanks for your encouraging words, and i LOVED your story about your trip to Tijuanna. Thank you for sharing <3
Response: We truly have a reservoir of water to draw from (Him), even 60 years later. He's still watering us.
carpediem24 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard on Apr 18, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I also like journaling and making travel books.
Scoobydoo1 rated for What Smells So Good? Notecard on Apr 17, 2024
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Comment: Awesome
Michelleecreates rated for Tea & Scriptures on Apr 15, 2024
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Comment: O Sigrid, I so loved the scriptures you sent. They are some of my favorite. I have never had Spiced Chai and I am anxious to try it. and the stickers are a bonus.. Thank you so much.
Response: You're so welcome Michelle. I love the word of God... his love is so beautiful. Thank you very much.
Bellalesa rated for ATC Alice in Wonderland on Apr 14, 2024
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Comment: I love these cards....thank yoi
m0xiegal rated for Junk Journal Cluster Piece #3 on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: What a beautiful journal cluster. You really went all out! It's gorgeous thank you.
Kimmiekaylewis rated for Vintage Lace and Fabric on Apr 12, 2024
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Comment: Thank you soooooo much for the awesome lace and fabric!! I love all of it!!!!😊💕
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Comment: Thank You for the lovely loaded pocket
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Rating Overview

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Comments

LindaW on Nov 17, 2023:

Have a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving Day!🌻🥘🥧

PennyTreasures on Sep 4, 2023:

Thank you burger1girl for your warm welcome! You made my day.

Burger1girl on Sep 4, 2023:

Welcome to this great site!! You will love it here on Good reads. You will make pen pals and create friendships.Please have fun! May it bring you great joy!!

PennyTreasures on Aug 21, 2023:

Thank you so much! I’m having fun already working on projects❤️

LindaW on Aug 21, 2023:

Welcome to Swap-bot! Hope you enjoy joining swaps and making some friends!

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