Here I am with my best friend in the whole world, Renee'. It took me thirty-two years to find her! I used to hear the expression soul-mate and I really couldn't get it, then I met Renee`. I believe men and women are just too different to be soul-mates. So, ladies, if you have one out there, it will be a girlfriend.

About Me

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I am fifty-eight years old and a happy empty-nester of three grown children: nearly 26, 33 and 37. My 33 year old daughter is married and gave us our first grandchild, a baby girl named Astrid. I have been married one time for 41 years so far. I am the sixth of eight sisters. I have done some traveling. My restless oldest daughter took me to New York, Paris and London. I love to scrapbook, do needle art, beading, quilt, sew, decorative paint, home decorating and anything else that I can imagine or inspires me after looking at a magazine, HGTV, or the web! I enjoy having internet friends and think of them as modern day pen-pals.

Monday, July 19, 2010


I was the luckiest girl in the Whimsical Jar Swap.  Hosted by   a totally talented artist and mom to three young children.  The sweet jar on top was created by Melinda in Utah,  It was filled with buttons & bells, pearls. tags, feathers, strings & ribbons.  Too many goodies to mention, and best of all pink glitter.  Smile.
  Deb, super talented gal from, was my second swap.  She sent a fun square jar with puzzle pieces on the front and quilling on top!  Quilling is nearly a lost art. It was also brimming over with goodies including a matchbox drawer filled with tiny-goodies! a tiny perfume bottle! a prism! and a giant box filled with lemonheads which went very quickly.
Thanks so much to both of you!


  1. it was a fun swap wasnt it? I am so glad I got to meet you and find out how small the world really is! Thanks for showing my jar and not saying too much about the lovely pink glitter!!!lol

  2. oh yeah, I am following your blog now too, come follow mine and lets stay in touch!

  3. Oh yay! You posted pictures! :) I am glad you liked your treasures!
    Pink glitter makes me happy, too. :)