Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2022 4:44 pm


Date Joined: March 29, 2011
Last Online: May 25, 2022
Birthday: April 5, 1942
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a retired art teacher and love to draw, do zentangles, postcards, atc's, any kind of needlework and quilting. I love recycling & creating.Love making visual journals. I'm a widow and live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia ,with my Norwegian Elkhound named Mani. who is now 8.. I have an English garden and Vetg. garden during the summer. I love working in the soil and I love being out doors. I love all types of flowers. I have 3 grown children & 5 grandsons. And a new great grandson. My favorite color is blue. My sister & I are working on a special quilt about all the soldiers in our family, starting with the colonial militia to date. I also love writing poetry. My twin sister moved in with me and she too is on Swap Bot (pynart2) .

.I've really enjoyed being apart of Swap Bot and I try to send out the swaps a few days after I receive my partners names. So if you don't receive one from me, please let me know so that I can resend. I take my rating very seriously, because I try and send out what I would like to receive. I don't like flakers...when someone is late just let me know...life can get in the way of creativity, but not to answer an e-mail is just plain ...not nice.

Favorite Music

I grew up with a singer father and a mother who played the piano. So I love thirties & forties music. But I love soft jazz, piano music, some opera and definitely country. I love to listen to Easy Listening music on TV. And I love to dance. Someof my favorite songs are: My Melancholy Baby, When I Fall In Love, As Time Goes By,Three Times A Lady, Dream Alittle Dream of Me, Wrapped Up In You, Besame Mucho, Monday, Monday, Walking After Midnight, "409" and Ole Red. I love all types and the list is longer, but this will give you an idea.

Favorite Books

I love reading most genre. Favorite books are - The Bible, The Red Tent, Babiyar, Night, The Notebook, French Women For All Seasons, Under The Tuscan Sun, Mutant Message Down Under, The Red Badge of Courage, The Last Lecture and most Mysteries. I read 50 books plus a year so there are to many to list.

Favorite Movies

I like Romantic movies- Sleepless In Seattle, Notting Hill, An Officer An A Gentleman, Brigette Jones Diary etc.. But I also enjoy other types like Out Of Africa, Gorillas In The Mist, The Note Book, The Last Emperor, The Sound Of Music etc I guess I like all types. How could I forget Harry Potter & Indiana Jones. Dahhh!

Favorite Television

I recently cut the cord to my Comcast and now have Roku and I just love it. Some of my Netflix favorites are Ms. Fischer Mysteries, Call the Midwives, Father Brown Mysteries , The Crown and many others.

Favorite Crafts

I like creating. I love all kinds of needle work, crocheting, embroidering, quilting (all types).& sewing. I love to draw, & paint. I make my own cards, ATC, envelopes & Postcards. My sister & I make purses , throws & Teddy bears from mens neckties.Presently, I've found a whole new world in Journaling and I'm just loving it.I also take forest driftwood and paint santas that I see in the wood naturally. I also like making my own journals, mini file albums & pocket letters.

What I Love

Birds chirping in the early morn. Fresh mountain air Smell of Lavender in bloom The Sun on my face My Big Red dog Bear & now Mani My family I love recycling & creating something new Walking in the sand in bare feet The smell of the forest in the Fall The many colors of Fall When the first snow flake falls An Ice Storm (It looks like a Fairytale land) Love working in my garden Stamp collecting Seeing a double rainbow Hearing the distant whistle of a train Love Kick Boxing Postmarked PC'S from around the world Blue of any shade

Wish List

Vintage hankies used or new postage stamps,worldwide cardboard coasters Art Deco Magazine map PC & Black & White PC stationary chocolate love handmade items smashed souvenir pennies floral napkins antique lace

Not so nice:::

I was flaked by Hannah Dodd (alabaster)- on Swap - "Art Journal for Beginners Edited" from Oct 10, 2011 I waited til Nov 14th...no journal recd I was flaked by Stephanie Thompson(purplecircles) - on 3x3 Paper Bag Art Journal Pages Round #2 . Dealine to send swap was Nov3, 2011. I emailed her on Nov 28 & recd no reply Jan 11, 2011 Angel Flaker is Craftingdiva on my Angel journal for Art Journal for Beginners from Oct 31, 2011. I was flaked by minniepic ( Denise Kemp) on the Group: Spell A Word PC -USA Only April 2012. I was flaked by - lotti02 (Charlotte Blanchard) on the Group: E-Envie of Fun March 24, 20212 I was flaked by (karenvanita) Vanita Smith on my PBP Blue, Turq & gold SWap of Aug 31, 2012. I was flaked by JimVav for the Wild Cat ATC# 6- Lynx of Sept 22. I was flaked by Jutta Koenig for Book Page Atc #9 Valenntines Swap of Feb 4, 2013 I as flaked by IskanDetia Nov 2013- Tea Kit Swap. I was flaked by Lauren Avila for the Color What Page July 20, 2021. I sent her 3 Emails and she never responded.


A thank you goes out to all the Angels out there: smmarrty for the 3x3 paper bag journal For those who came forward to give me my 5x7 Art Journal...Thank you Taco5518 bobgrl topshelf43 VioletLove Faeorian Moonlightjade Pandessa I want to Thank Margothecat & SusieQ11 for angeling me for the Spell A Word PC I want to thank jandmterry for angeling me for Group-E-Envelope of Fun. I want to thank sewcrazy for angeling me my 7 & 8 of hearts. I want to thank Gwillisinc for angeling me, my 5x7 PBP Blue,Turq. Gold swap Oct 2012 I want to Thank Aumonoe for angeling me the Book Pg ATC #9 from 2013. I want to thank tatipop for angeling me my Tea Kit from Nov 2013. I want to thank CrystalZ for angeling me for my "Pick 3 Swap" from Sept 2015.


aspens rated for tLB: 2022 Postcard exchange on May 18, 2022
Comment: Cute postcard! Your grandma's cake sounds amazing!! I hope you and your loved ones have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.
Response: You are welcome. And may you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day too. Thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Easter Dyed Thread on May 16, 2022
Comment: Beautiful! I did blueberry as well, loved how they all came out!! 😍 I never considered carrot - I may have to try that!!
Response: Hope you ha a wonderful Birthday get away. This was a fun swap.The carrot didn't come oyt as well or a orange as I had hoped. Imay try some danilions next time. Thank you for the rating and heart. Barbara/Phebe
Comment: Barbara, the cards you made are so pretty and make such a nice addition to my deck. I love the way you used tissue paper to give depth. Many hearts to you. Anna ♥
Response: so glad you liked the cards. They were fun to make.Andthank you for the rating and many hearts. Have a great day. Barbara/Phebe
Comment: Barbara/Phebe what a delightful little slipper, so perfect for my journal. I feel very blessed, and the folder is darling with that dreamy blue patterning. Thank you and many hearts.
Response: So glad you liked the shoe I made. And thank you for the ratingand many hearts. Have a wonderful day.bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute cards and extras!
Response: So glad you got the resend and thatyou liked the cards. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
MuggleMom rated for No-sew Fabric Envelope on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute tags and envies!! xxMuggleMom
Response: This swap was much fun. Glad you liked what I created. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day.bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara! My hubby showed me your pc over the internet--it's so pretty and SO clever. Love the quote, too. I liked imagining the earth as a living being. Thanks so much.
Response: Glad you liked my PC and quote. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
LovelyLindaSwap rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup JULY USA on Apr 17, 2022
Response: Your Welcome. bearnbabs
Minxy1964 rated for Pretty Regency Tag #1 on Apr 13, 2022
Comment: Very pretty card, and such a lovely letter from Phebe. Thank you so much xx
Response: So glad you liked the tag and letter. Thank you for your rating and heart, Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
user2148 rated for Springtime Index Card with Pocket on Apr 10, 2022
Comment: Beautiful!! Love the softness and little stitching! ❤️ You stuffed those pockets with so many cute little things - it was soo fun to discover everything! Thank you so much my friend! 💖🦋💖
Response: So glad you liked what I created. Ifound it to be very creative. Thank you for the swap. And thank you for the rating and heart. Hope your enjoying your wonderful weather, Barbara -bearnbabs
theshyone rated for tLB: Spring is in the Air on Mar 19, 2022
Comment: Hello again 💟 So nice to get another swap from you and this one was so lovely. Thank you for the stunning note card and PC. Also, I really enjoyed the pretty, but cute stickers you sent along and the envelope you made/sent the goodies in. The envie was so pretty with all the flowers 💟 Lastly, I sent you out a reply letter to your previous swap to me about a day or two ago. So you should be getting that before this swap (I was also your partner for this one), since I just put this swap in the mail this morning :)
Response: Hi there, I am so happy you liked what I sent. I look forward in receiving your letter. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful week end. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you 💌
Response: Your welcome bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for tLB: 2022 PostCard a month exchange on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: Love the Rabbit Postcard, thank you so much. it reminds me of Easter and our Birthday.
Response: glad you liked the rabbit PC. and thank you for the rating and heart. Have a fabulous day. babs
Comment: Thank you for the lovely lady Playing cards. LOVE THEM. Always enjoy your creations.
Response: GlaD you liked the cards,they were so fun to make. AND THANK YOU FOR THE RATING AND HEART. BABS
Comment: Christmas stamps received! Thanks for the nice assortment. Special thanks for the decorated envelope with the stamp drawing, and the wonderful Tea Stamp Book notecard with a whole page of stamps.
Response: So glad you recd. my swap and you liked what I sent. And thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for Secret Whispers swap #3 on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pages. I so enjoyed your delightful message. and extras.
Response: Aren't these swaps fun.So glad you liked what I created. And thank you for the rating and heart. Babs
ShireSeamstress rated for tLB: Spring is in the Air on Mar 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty notecard and other Spring goodies.
Response: You are welcomed. Hope your enjoying these wonderful Spring days. My daffodils are now blooming. And thank you for the rating and heart. bearnbabs
AnnaM rated for Album of Accord, Round 2 on Mar 8, 2022
Comment: Barbara, what a lovely page you created for my album of accord. I like the delicate doily pocket you made and enjoyed getting to know you and your character a little better. Many hearts, Anna ♥
Response: I love the idea of the Accord. It will be a lovely way to know who is who. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day. Barbara/bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! I look forward to adding the card and napkin to my journal -- they will make lovely additions to it! And I would be happy to join you for tea!
Response: So glad you liked my drawing.I love roses and have them in my garden. Thank you for the rating and heart. I look forward for our tea. Have a great day, bearnbabs
pynart2 rated for Album of Accord, Round 2 on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your lovely pages. They will be wonderful addition to my Journal. Sending you lots of Hearts.

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Star7Lily on Apr 5, 2022:

Many Happy Returns of the day for your milestone Birthday Barbara. I hope it is a fantastic day,

AnnaM on Apr 5, 2022:

Have a lovely Day Barbara!

Love, Anna

Kairbear on Dec 6, 2021:

Hi, Barbara! I received your lovely Christmas card, along with the Florida postcard I had sent to you in a previous swap. I love the drawing you drew on it! So thoughtful of you to send it. Merry Christmas to you and a happy 2022!

circularlogic on Aug 6, 2021:

Thank you for your snail mail reply to tLB: What's your thoughts on this? I love that I was lucky enough to have you and your sister for this swap!

chimerix on Jul 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for the great coin purse that you made for me and the special quarter. Aloha

AWG July

bethe on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you so much for the wonderful 80's celebrity drawings! These are so wonderfully done. I can't wait to add all of these to my journal including the awesome artwork on the envelope! July AWG

Meisje on Jun 30, 2021:


Happy summer! Thanks for being in the Letter about your summer plans swap.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 18, 2021:

Thank you for the note about your day! (AWG) It sounds like you had a productive day in the yard. I love watching the birds too, but had to take down my feeders because of cats :/ The berry smoothie sounds good...it's been a while since I made one. I usually opt for banana smoothies. :)

LadyJo on Jun 18, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG June wishes of cards! I am always sending someone a birthday card! Have a great weekend!

Poohtat on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG June Butterfly postcard and quote. I love the quote and the awesome butterfly is going in my favorites journal. Happy Swapping!

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