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Last Online: May 29, 2020
Birthday: February 10
Country: United States

About Me

Please Note: Sadly I will no longer participate in International Swaps. Postage is so high and getting more so every year, but what really disturbs me is that so many swaps just don't reach my partner. And for that reason I will do mostly US swaps. Sorry.

I have been retired for a number of years and find that very delightful. Have been married to the most wonderful man for more than 40 years.Life is great. We lived in Palo Alto, California for almost 30 years and they were great years. Northern California in the early 70s was the corridor to heaven. Unbelievably beautiful, wherever you were. The freeways were lined with Oleander. Wonderful fruit orchards with the best apricots in the world. I could go on and on. But then came the computer businesses and people beyond people and the flowers and orchards were replaced with concrete. So, about 9 years ago we 'escaped'. Never regretted it at all.

Here in Reno I belong to a stamping group, we get together somewhat frequently and usually do shoe box projects. Sometimes we meet for lunch only, or go some place exciting.

Every Morning (M - F) I walk for about 50 min. It's a good way to start off the day.

I love trees. The most beautiful thing for me is to walk through a forest and see the sun shine through the trees.And listen for bird serenading and little critters rustling about. My emphasis is on little critters. Once I saw a bear not very far from where I was and it scared the dickens out of me. That was only once and that definitely is enough.

In the winter we usually spend several months in Mexico.

Life is a continuous series of treats!

I love to eat. Cooking is a great pleasure for me and baking even more.

I love licorice.

One of my favorite people is Shirley MacLaine. I think she is terrific.

CRAFTS. Besides rubber stamping my favorite things are photography, gardening, making packages, and doing swaps, eating, reading, listen to music. One of my favorite writers is Barbara Kingsolver.

My collection of rubber stamps is rather large, however, I am always looking for Ken Brown stamps and would love to trade.

Altering almost anything is fun! Especially books or matchboxes or Altoid type tins. Lately I picked up quilting again. Many years ago I gave it a try and started buying fabrics, but then I got into stamping and that one won. Both are rather time consuming. But now I am back at quilting (and buying fabrics!!!) and mostly I make smaller quilts for homeless or needy kids, something like Project Linus. I gives me great pleasure. I am a dabbler at lots and master of none!

Swap-Bot. I love doing swaps and reading profiles on Swap-Bot. What a great organization this is! So many wonderful and interesting people. At the end of my profile I used to list flakers but I now have deleted them. Those people are despicable and not worth a second thought. Every time I saw that grouping it annoyed me. So now they are gone. Non-raters are another group of unlikable folks. Why are they like that? Especially those who have this big announcement in their profile of pledging to rate.

SWAPS. It is greatly appreciated if you write on the outside of the envelope the name of the swap.

ABOUT RATINGS. I put my heart into all my swaps and would never dream of flaking. If a problem arises I will contact my swap partner, please do the same. If for some reason you have not been rated then most likely I haven't received the swap, so please PM me.

DISLIKES besides flakers and non-raters are things that are considered cute. I am not into cute, like Hello Kitty or Kawaii or children related stickers etc. Disney! Please DO NOT send me any little snips of papers, I have boxes full of that. Dislike t-shirts with writing on it expect musical groups




Guns. If I watch a show and within the first few minutes there are dead people and a lot of firing and screaming, well, off goes this program. The same fate goes with too much cussing. Is there really a need for that?

I recycle packing materials and envelopes. If they are not torn I use them again to protect the environment. You can do this as well when you send to me, please.

Favorite Music

Rock and Roll, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Yes, Grateful Dead, Zucchero, etc. All the great bands, gosh, there was a lot of wonderful music out there. Having lived in the Bay Area in the 70s had it advantages. It seems that all the great band gave concerts in San Francisco and I went to lots of them. Seen almost everyone I wanted to, a special treat was the Floyd. Absolutely. And the Stones, and U2 and and and ....

Favorite Movies

I am quite fond of movies and my very very all-time favorite is 'Notorious' with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. This movie I have seen so often I could just about recite is frame by frame. Wonderful film.

Favorite Television

Not too crazy about TV. A good bet is always PBS with their Nature programs and 'Independent Lens' and 'Front line'. Also their evening news programs. Nothing ever seems to offend me on PBS.


Lately I am extremely fond of postcards, especially non-touristy but all are great. Honestly I must say I have never thrown a postcard away. Over the years I collected those that people sent me from vacations and travels etc. They are written on and with stamps, they filled a large shoe box.

Then I started collecting vintage cards and they are in a 3-ring binder in protective holders, mostly Valentines and also some Christmas. I look at them quite often. So beautiful. There must be about 40 of them.

Now I am collecting any kind. They are so interesting.

I started State and map cards and capitol cities.

I would like to collect postcards of Royal Families and US Presidents and their families. Now I have two, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie on their wedding day and John F. Kennedy. What treasures.

But I really love to have a collection of movie star cards. I have a few of Elvis.


I like anything from the 60s or 70ts


Postcards of animals

Small fabric scraps (100% cotton)


Georgia O'Keefe

Maxfield Parrish

Tim Holtz


Arabella rated for YTPC: Fabric Scrappies! on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: Your fabric scrappies are beautiful! Love the colors you used and the copper and gold lace bits! I will enjoy using them in my journals! Thank you! And thank you for the owl stickers -love them! And the great used stamps! Take care and stay safe!
Response: Thank you for the heart, I really appreciate it. It was a joy to put this swap together. Stay safe!
pbcquiltlover rated for QnT August mug rug on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: What a delicious mug rug - my kind of sweets! Sugar free and high fiber - ROFL!
Response: I am so glad you liked it. Thank for the heart, much appreciated!.
phillaine rated for IS ~ Handmade Bird Envies ~ USA on Jul 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the delightful mail art envelopes, and all the extra bird-y goodness! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my profile and put together something special for me. I look forward to making a colorful mandala with the stickers you sent. Have a lovely day, and thanks again!
Response: Thank you o much for your kind words, and thanks for the heart. I really appreciate it. Barbara
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Ty! ☺️ Sorry for the late rating!
Whimsy1 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 28, 2018
Comment: Love it all! TY
Response: So glad you were happy. with this swap. Thank you so much for the heart!
skier11 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: 🦄Thanks!🦄
Response: Thank for the heart!
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the heart and rating. Very much appreciated. BC
muchen24 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 6, 2018
Kimm902 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 6, 2018
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart, it's very much appreciated.
georgiafae rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: You sent some wonderful and varied stuff I can use in my junk journals and glue books! Thanks for sharing-Happy Fall!
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the items!
LisaLisa3 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! : )
Response: you are welcome. Thanks for the heart!
chiken79 rated for Fill My Stocking - Sept & Oct on Sep 29, 2018
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart!
lostinavalon rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome, thanks for the heart.
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: thank you so much.
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart.
ScottishLass34 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the awesome assortment of goodies!!!😃
Response: I'm so happy you liked what I sent to you. Thanks for the heart, much appreciated.
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Much appreciated!
jenlovespsu rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies! :)
Jennahcook19 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: my goodness! this envelope (and everything inside) is gorgeous!! thank you so so much!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart.

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CurlyTea on Feb 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Jenicat on May 22, 2018:

I received your mini zine in the mail today. It's so cool. I love music. Thank you for sending it to me 💜

CurlyTea on Feb 12, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Fabriqueen on Jul 7, 2016:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Aquatic block you made for me. I love it! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Hugs, Diane

perkl8r on May 29, 2016:

Thank you for being so generous and sharing your fabric squares with me. I lots for several projects I am currently working on and plan to do as well. Thank you again you are the best!

luckycharms on Feb 11, 2016:


raven on Nov 20, 2015:

anrtist on Aug 5, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-)
ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

ladydy5 on May 29, 2015:

Oh! It's great to be retire, so welcome to Our group 9Little Pockets.

pne on Oct 10, 2014:

Thank you for helping my travelling postcard from round 19 get back to me!

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