Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 3:28 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: June 24, 2022
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

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I am married with 1 daughter and 1 grand daughter, 4 fur kids..( 2 fat cats ,1 skinny yarn loving cat and one ornery cat ) I retired in 2016 and now just a full time care giver for my hubby. I love swapping but sometimes taking care of my hubby gets in way of my rating,ect. A gentle reminder please when I am late on rating.

With hubby needing more attention, I am limiting how many swaps I do so I can get them out on time. I am open to private swaps.If we talked about one but I didn't get back to you, recontact me. If hubby is being more challenging, I go into survival mode and forget my fun stuff.

Traveling now is on respite time...no worries about hubby then.:) I have almost got one bucket list done of being in all 50 states. Alaska and Hawaii is the last ones on the list. Virus allowing...Alaska in 2021.(NOT) Trip got canceled due to Canada not wanting international boats in their water...totally understand..maybe 2022? Tried to go on a cruise in Hawaii in Feb,2022. Guess what happened. Canceled 3 weeks before cruise date. Boo hoo :(.

I may be late rating for a while(April 27) as my hubby is in the hospital(very sick) once I can be home for more than to feed my cats, i will check mailbox and rate. Hubby is out of hospital for now(May21) Surgery date May 31. I am behind on rating. :(

About Me

I'm a Christian. I like sewing with fabric creating quilts out of other people's leftovers. Most of my quilts go out to local needs.

I was a Girl Scout Troop leader from 1993 to 2019. I am born and raised in South Dakota growing up on a farm.I still live in SD. I have 5 sisters and 1 brother with 11 nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews.

10/30/2020 I lost the addy for 2 of my penpals. A gal in Australia and a gal in Texas. If you read this, contact me as I want to continue to write. the covid sent me in a tail spin and I lost your addys. :(

Favorite Music

I like the music from the 70's, ethic music and christian .

Favorite Television

When I watch TV, it is CSI type shows. Trying to figure out how they do the lab work interest me. Lately, Alaska, the last frontier. It reminds me of my childhood in many ways. I also like to watch home improvement shows that center on upcycling things. Gives me ideas that are affordable to do. Plus gotta have property brothers too...nice eye candy.lol

Favorite Crafts

I love work with fabric..creating something of beauty and usefulness from scraps. The scraps make cool kid bags, pencil pouches for operation Christmas Child boxes, book covers and warm quilts for local needs. Sewing calms my soul.

I like to do crazy quilting with beads, lace & ribbons ect but that is in the summer. The cold here makes my hands hurt too much then.

I love using cotton yarn to make clothes and afghans for myself and family members who can't wear synthetic threads. The leftovers become wash cloths. Any color will work. I use yarn gotten in Good Will or rummages to make loom knit hats that are given away. The leftovers are put into colorful afghans that are also given away.

I took up painting after becoming an empty nester. Now that I am retired ..painting time is harder due to hubby's needs increasing.

My respite time is spend going on guided tours creating a ton of pictures for 'wish I could create' paintings.

Last respite trip was Iceland, 2019. Loved the country...air is so clean there!! saw the Northern lights..:)

fun stuff

I love beads, buttons, yarn,ribbons and fabric.

COLLECTIONS: magnets....state ones...need Delaware

key chains....need Delaware.

recycled bags from national parks

postcards: local color, ethic, maps, paintings, national parks,

(love what you send as long as it is not x rated) As traveling gets harder for my husband, armchair travel by postcards is the way I fill my wandering spirit. At times now during respite time..I take bus tours now.

I love to get small coins and canceled stamps from international trades.

Lately I am finding goofy postcards funny...like the state bird is a 'skitter'. LOL. Or as an example...bears loving more tourists as they are tasty. One that I got in northern Michigan with gals in long johns posing as swim suit models give me a laugh.

In fabric swaps...I lean towards brights but can use all colors in my sewing

not wanted stuff

I am allergic to all perfumes, peanut butter, coffee and artificial sweeteners. Also can't eat wheat products now. My allergies...the gift that keeps on giving. :( So please do not send me any of these.) Please no Santa Claus's

I now can't handle wool yarn. It is very hard to breath around it. :(

for yarn swaps that include making personal items, they need to be made of cotton please. Hobby Lobby carries a nice wt cotton that works up like a dream.... If it touches the skin, I need cotton. The rest is very uncomfortable for me


Byn0604 rated for PCS: FRANKENDECK - full set of clubs on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards and the quick communication on the little oopsies.
Gardenbird73 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: I love the fish card thank you! β€οΈπŸ˜‚
BusyB rated for EPUSA: I Have Never Made…#5 on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Hello and thank you so much! She is the perfect size to fit into my journal. Haven't decided yet if this will be a bookmark or in a tuck spot. Love it! Thank you for adding to my postcard collection with the ND map! :)
Nevi2018 rated for Questions for Fun - Email on Jun 9, 2022
03Scarlett rated for Questions for Fun - Email on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: Hi Dee, I enjoyed reading your answers, thanks so much for sharing. 🌹🌹🌹
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: The weather has been very on and off this month. I enjoyed the cool, but not the rain so much even tho I suppose we need it!
ultracinematik rated for Native American PC Swap on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Red Quill Woman PC.
Comment: Thank you so much and thankful that your hubby is a-ok! Have a great day
MamaCat rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the chunk o’ cardboard! I’m the same with cats, I think they’re out recruiting now. Lol.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! I love the sewing embellishment you added.
Comment: Thanks for your beautiful card with all the special embellishments. So lovely! Much appreciated! Cathy
Writercat rated for Quick Handmade PC! #17 on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for that beautiful cat card. I love it and all the fun embellishments of the glitter and zig zag stitch. Hope your husband is doing better. Cathy
user6937 rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Very nice, thank you - I do love birds (and sewing done on ATCs)! I wish I'd had lenses put in my eyes, too - I hate the reading glasses.
cynaemon rated for Summer Plans on May 31, 2022
Comment: Hi, Dee, Thanks for you lovely letter. Sounds like you have some great summer plans. Hope your husband will feel better.
Comment: Thanks for joining in my swap! :)
Comment: This is an awesome summer package. Thank you for a great swap.
Shelleynwillow rated for Stickers and a Sketch - May on May 28, 2022
Comment: Love the sawing and stickers great job communicating too thank u again
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful drawing of Bambi so cute!!!
suepier rated for Naked Map PCs to 2 Partners #15 on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice map from Missouri.
Comment: Thanks for the note!

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LindaW on Mar 30, 2022:

Hope you have a blessed Birthday!πŸŽ‚

Starwatcher on Oct 3, 2021:

Congratulations on getting over 1000 hearts so far! Happy swapping!

SunflowerRose on Jun 7, 2021:

I am foster hosting traveling sticker book swap till she comes back. #30 is up

mummsie on Feb 12, 2021:

So happy you liked the card and it arrived this time!!

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!β™₯

BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!!

manders2280 on Jan 19, 2018:

My favorite simple pizza dough recipe:
I make calzone with this dough too, filled with spinach (10oz. frozen, thawed in a colander, and squeezed dry), ricotta, a little parmesan, and an egg. My husband likes a calzone with spaghetti sauce on the side; I like it plain.

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:

Thank you for the card. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Jenicat on Mar 31, 2017:
mebanham on Mar 26, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card. My day didnt start bright but it definatley turned bright when i opened your card. Happy birthday xx

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