Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2022 12:13 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: December 1, 2022
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hubby and I work together with at-risk kids. We have been in vocational ministry with kids/teens for 20+ years and wouldn't have it any other way.

Our youngest son, 15, and I spend a lot of time together as I homeschool. We adopted one of the amazing kiddos we had in foster care at our previous positions. He is doing so well.

Our other two children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school.

Our youngest, a son, has three children of his own. Our two grandsons have August birthdays like hubby, their daddy and I. Our precious granddaughter was born in March.



Valuable: My Christian faith

Animal: sloth

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis,CRPS and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms and chocolate.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015 and a second time in August 2018. *Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


chimerix rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ Nov '22 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending. Unfortunately, you sent me back a card I started -- oops. I'll pass it in the next round.
Response: I am so sorry. Would you like me to send you a different one so you have one to work on.
colleenbUSA rated for CPG Tgiving Profile Bling - US on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the profile bling! So sorry for the delayed rating! I got food poisoning around Thanksgiving!
Response: I hope you are feeling better. I appreciate the heart.
Comment: I agree, spending time with family is the best! We always have so much fun reminiscing and making new memories!
Response: Hope your Thanksgiving was all you hoped for. Thanks for the heart.
mchesser12 rated for CPG Tgiving Profile Bling - US on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Thanksgiving images you added to my profile page. Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Candace rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #5 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: My guilty pleasures are chocolate covered raisins! Thank you for hosting :)
Response: I think you may be the first person I've ever heard answer that way.
chimerix rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ Oct "22 ~ USA on Oct 31, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the PC to work on. I'll finish it up and send it home. Aloha
Response: Thank you for the heart!
KristenCat rated for CPG: HMPC:🔍Scavenger Hunt #3 on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: thanks so much for your hmpc! i really love it. i also have a fondness for purple so i appreciate all the shades of purple you used!
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you neighbor!
Response: You're quite welcome. Enjoy this cold snap.
LiisaS rated for CPG: HMPC:🔍Scavenger Hunt #2 on Oct 14, 2022
Comment: Hey! Your beautiful card arrived today! Thank you so much!
Response: That was quick for international. I'm so glad you liked it.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #4 on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice note! I am sorry life is tough! I know I had a few stressful weeks, but things are looking up! Communication was key! I sure hope you are ready for this hurricane! Thinking and Praying for safety!
Response: Thank you for the encouragement. We are safely evacuated.
Comment: Thank you
Response: Glad it arrived safely.
Ikat78 rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ Sept 2022 ~ USA on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the tuck ins. I’ll send this along next round.
Response: Hope you can use them. Thanks for continuing with this swap series.
Comment: thank you
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and the heart!
Comment: ChrisAnne thank you for such a heartfelt prayer! I am blessed by this prayer 🙏. God bless you
Response: It was me who was blessed to pray for you. I have not stopped. I'm so glad this swap is being hosted.
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #3 on Aug 31, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the note and bookmark. Best of luck to you with the math and to your son with grammar. I am more comfortable with math over grammar.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Arabella rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month ~ Aug 22 on Aug 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice birthday atc!
Response: I'm glad you like it. August is busy for us for sure!
Comment: Wow! You definitely nailed my likes. That airstream pc is perfection 👏
Response: I'm so glad I got your likes. This was a fun swap to put together.
Comment: Thanks for the fun pc to work on! Aloha
Response: Thank you for the quick rate.
LindaW rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ R on Aug 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. My husband was in Air Force Basic Training in San Antonio too! He never went to River Walk.
Response: We were blessed with a time share on the Riverwalk for our stay,
Comment: The first one is soo cute! The second one is yuck! LOL, I love Jedi but I wouldn't lick the same ice cream as him. Haha
Response: I wouldn’t share with Wilbur either, but it was a cute pick.

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DeboraCreates on Nov 29, 2022:

Thank you for the three stunning notecards in the CPG Who Likes Tag Game! Love 'em!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 21, 2022:

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling!




colleenbUSA on Nov 20, 2022:

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling - US

Tricia22 on Sep 21, 2022:

Cheap Postage Tag You're It - US- Thank you for the Autumn Address labels.

MuggleMom on Sep 14, 2022:

Thank you for your kind words about the swap I'm hosting:CPG: HMPC:🔍Scavenger Hunt #2



mchesser12 on Aug 21, 2022:

for: CPG Quickie Dog Days Summer Profile Bling

colleenbUSA on Aug 15, 2022:

CPG QUICKIE:Dog Days Summer Profile Bling - Global

Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 7, 2022:

I just got a super cute full "Summer Fun" deco that you made for me, looks like in 2018!! Thanks so much!

LindaW on Aug 5, 2022:

Happy Belated Birthday!🎂

OrigamiGrace on Apr 17, 2022:


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