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dakotadee

dakotadee
Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: December 9, 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. Also giving me a lot of laughter seeing 'lab rats' taking down criminals. 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.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.

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.

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

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and proverb quotes. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Hi Dee! Thank you for the cute Hawaiian Christmas card and stickers! 🎄 Have a merry Christmas! ❤
BrazenIntrovert rated for USA: Holiday Card + ATC on Dec 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap. I love my ATC.
Bramble rated for Intl: Holiday Card + ATC on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the card and beautiful atc. Have a lovely Christmas.
Snownrs rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!!
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Comment: One of my favorite things about opening Christmas cards it glitter. I stopped at my Post Office box and grabbed my mail. Your card sprinkled my desk with glitter ✨ of Christmas! Thank you! The card was perfect and also the little gift tags ♥️
HelenG6 rated for PCS: Season’s Greetings 2022! on Dec 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your card, nice playing cards, and post cards. Have a wonderful Christmas!
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Mindy82671 rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 4, 2022
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Comment: Lo, loved the card. Thank you 🤣
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and the gift tags. Susan (brooklynbunch)
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Comment: Thank you very much. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you. Really neat postcard : )
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card and sticker tags! Have a Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane
MissAlissa rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 1, 2022
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Comment: Dee - you are correct! What a funny card! I love it! Aw I'm so jealous that you sew and loom knit! I enjoyed my sewing class in high school, but just haven't had the time to dedicate to learning more. Excellent work on all the good services you do! Thanks again!
Response: I make a lot of my clothes plus change store bought clothes. I have fiber issues plus being short. When I got on my own, I got into the material and yarn.(had money then)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card 🎄💕
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Holiday card! It is so cute and festive! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you for the gift tags! Very thoughtful of you!
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Comment: Thank you!!
Vickyen rated for Swaps ~ Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: Hi Dee! Thank you for the lovely Christmas pc and message! Our youngest will be home for Christmas and we are thankful for FaceTime for the oldest & his family! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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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!

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!♥

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!

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