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dakotadee

dakotadee
Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: April 22, 2024
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

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I am married with 1 daughter and 1 grand daughter, 3 fur kids..( 2 fat cats and 1 skinny yarn loving cat . ornery cat crossed the rainbow at 18 yrs old ) I retired in 2016 and now just a full time caregiver 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 buck all 50 states. Alaska is the last one on the list.

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. :(

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

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

My 2022 respite trip was Israel in July. (a bucket list item) Beautiful country in a desert way.There is so much history. After hearing hebrew spoken for a week, hearing english at home felt weird. I would go back to visit again if able.

Hawaiian cruise, Feb, 2023 respite trip was a great trip. Well worth waiting a couple of years to get there. The islands are very green and warm. Seeing wild chickens running around seems weird in my eyes.

Ireland, Aug, 2023 respite trip. Ireland is a beautiful country with very narrow roads.

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. Also seeing 'lab rats' taking down criminals is so funny to me as a former 'lab rat'.

I also like to watch home improvement shows that center on upcycling things. Gives me ideas that are affordable to do.too.

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.

fun stuff

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

COLLECTION Funny goofy postcards

local color postcards map cards Postcards showing 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 make personal wear 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 to wear.

Ratings

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Comment: Long time, partner! Glad to receive your chunk, made my migraine day much better, lol. Too bad you're not here, so many gluten free options. I really hate it when you find a good product and then never see it again, really sucks. I hope the snack kit comes available at the Walliemart again... Thank you so much. Take care!
KoalaMuffin rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 14, 2024
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Comment: Great cookies!
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Comment: Thanks for the nice chunk of cardboard! Have a nice day! Happy swapping!
ankabake rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 12, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet note! We experienced 85% solar eclipse here. Very cool.
RBauer rated for Nebraska Day PC swap on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! It's an oldie but a goodie. I also like to see and hear the sandhill cranes. Love the Omaha zoo! Ash Falls is still on the list. I don't get away from Merritt much for most of the year. Thanks again, be well, Regina
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Comment: Thank you for the road trip PC
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Comment: Thanks
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Comment: Thank you for the quarter!
jenlovespsu rated for Mega Christian Easter Card Swap on Mar 31, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! Have a blessed Easter!
vontakk rated for Mega Christian Easter Card Swap on Mar 28, 2024
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Comment: Waiting to open this on Easter! Thanks, God Bless and Happy Easter!
adawndria rated for Mega Christian Easter Card Swap on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!
catlingmex rated for Mega Christian Easter Card Swap on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: A *beautiful* card, thank you!
LindaW rated for Mega Christian Easter Card Swap on Mar 25, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cheerful looking Easter card and the small inspirational card.
LindaW rated for Spring Mail Art on Mar 16, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty floral envelope that you colored. Thanks for sharing about your visit to Hawaii. There’s so many beautiful places to see. I enjoy the chocolate mac candy here too.
Response: My hubby is hooked on it now. I have to order the candy every few months now. lol thank you for the heart
saccharinescorpio rated for Color My World - Spring on Mar 16, 2024
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Comment: Hi Dee! Thank you for the envelope, I was so happy to receive everything you sent. I like the page you picked, the colours you used are pretty as well. I think it's neat you make your own postcards too, I sometimes do but it's been a pain with my new printer. I hope you eventually complete your bucket list and I wish you a happy early birthday as well. Thank you again and take care!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Honestly, South Dakota has never crossed my radar but I googled what you shared. Such beautiful rock formations. The history of Corn palace was really neat. I imagine the care they put in redecorating it every year! Thank you for sharing.
Response: The birds loveeeee the Corn palace...a big big feeder. lol
Savannahrandons rated for Highs and Lows - November on Mar 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the Feb. highs and lows in place of the November ones that got lost on there way here. Glad you are able to see better in your right eye. Sorry your knee is bothering you so much. I can totally relate to not being mentally ready for surgery. My dr has been trying to get me to agree to injections in my back for almost 2yrs now. Just can't do it! LOL Glad you had a few good weather days too. We had a high of 72 today, it was so nice. Hope you have a great weekend and happy swapping.
Response: Each day brings something new on our bods as we get older. I remember my parents telling me not to do things as we will regret it later. They were right. Jumping out of the hay loft isn't good for knees but it was so much fun at the time
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Comment: Thank you for the swap. The peanut butter pizza was interesting. Happy swapping.
Frodogaggins rated for Highs and Lows - February on Mar 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you 💕
Dustzappa rated for Ugly PC Swap #80 on Mar 12, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard. I would love to see a A lot of Buffalo roaming the grounds. We don’t have buffalo here in Maine.
Response: If you ever get to SD, go to Custer State park. They have a lot of buffalo herds. Or ND at Teddy Roosevelt National Park

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Comments

LindaW on Mar 30, 2022:

Hope you have a blessed Birthday!🎂

Starwatcher on Oct 3, 2021:

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

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!!

manders2280 on Jan 19, 2018:

My favorite simple pizza dough recipe:
http://markbittman.com/dinner-with-bittman-pizza-dough/
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

MissPaula on Mar 22, 2017:

Thanks for the sparkleicious birthday card! Hope your day is delightful!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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