Swap-bot Time: April 12, 2021 6:51 pm


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: April 12, 2021
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States

Favorite Music

Love Most Any Country Western Music- I love to Sing Hymns right from the Hymnal. Not too much into modern Christian Music ( I will listen to some ) ..There is a lot of meaning in the old Hymns... Instrumental-Guitar, Piano, Dulcimer, Folk Music, Listen to mostly Country Radio while in Car... ..My Aunt just gave me one of her Dulcimers so now I will learn to play( sept 2019).. also love some new Age and nature sounds..

Favorite Books

Mostly Fiction- Books about: Amish Life, Cook books, Old West, American Indians, Paperback Historical Romances, poetry, Gardening, Bread Baking, any Crafts- Crochet, Quilting. Paper Crafts, DIY -- Christian Fiction, Old Devotionals, Thrift Store Books, HomeSteading. Getting so Large Print is much easier to Read..

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, some chick flicks. Family Type Movies. Really haven't had time to sit down to watch many movies, Going to check out Pure Flix. INSP. Firestick with Amazon..to watch movies too.

Favorite Television

Just got rid of Satellite Dish.. so will miss some of the programing.. have antenna with 150 mile reception.. several Public broadcasting channels and some local digital channels from Erie,Pa, Youngstown and Cleveland Ohio. Our son got us FireStick from Amazon to watch lots of free digital programing.


Check out Rug Mugs or Potholders on Pinterest Oh MY could look on there for hours..

Crochet, Quilting ( I am a Wannabe), Sewing, Card making. Farm House style, Prim Style, Bookmark making, a little Painting..Pen and Ink... Love Decoupage

Wishing for:

Pieces of old Lace or crocheted edgings, Doilies, New or Vintage Postcards from your State,
Small Flat Charms to hang off Bookmarks, embellishments, 4"x6" Recipe Cards, , Unique/Vintage Buttons, Small Scraps of Quilting Fabric at least 4 inches Square, Different kinds of Twine and Cording Raffia, Hemp, Jute, Vintage Labels -- Easy Crochet Pattern instructions,....Small Leather scraps, .. Love Anything Hand Made by You

Like to do/Collect

We have 40+ Blueberry Bushes as well as other Berries. Weeds come Free - LOL ~ Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, 2016- New Planter Boxes for the Garden
I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. Sourdough Bread, Rye bread, Clover Leaf Rolls... "Did I forget to tell you that I make Home made Cheesecake"

, I collect Wood Picnic Baskets ( great for storage of other stuff I collect like the Doilies), old Children's Grade School Readers and other Books that catch my eye at yard sales etc., Old household Linens - Old Calendar dishtowels, doilies, dresser scarves with crocheted edgings, Hand made wood crafts- We have a hand carved wood hay fork. and big Carved Wooden Spoons . and Wood Saw. Vintage Kitchen tools and Rolling pins. and antique early American furniture. Love Yard and Estate sales, Auctions..., Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, I found some 5 More pieces of Pottery at an Antique Store-this summer that have Blueberries on them. 2/27/2021 found 2 more pottery pieces with Blueberries and Strawberries...

About Me

As of Sunday August 2, 2020 I have a Wonderful New Daughter in Law - Claire and a New Granddaughter Maddy (age 9), All part of my Son Adam's Family with his Sons Hayden and Austin.

I have 3 sons, Justin (41), Adam (36), Zach (31) -- Husband Bill is 69 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! and he is an elected Township Trustee. I now have 4 Grandchildren- 2 grandsons ,(14,11) and 1 Granddaughter age 10 ( she is into Tap and jazz Dancing and Tennis Lessons and Horseback riding . and Maddy age 8 who plays softball and likes Unicorns. and is taking Dance lessons too.

I drink mostly Water and Green Tea- Love this made into Sun Tea ! ! , Irish Breakfast Tea, White Tea, Herbal Tea, Love Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Peach, other similar Fruity Teas, , don't care for the Strong Flavor of black teas or the Orange Spicy ones Still love a Cold Glass of milk with Ice ! ! and who can pass up Ice cream ? or a Rootbeer Float? Or a tall glass of Vernors' Gingerale.

NON SMOKER Please do not send me swap items that smell like Cigarette Smoke

RECYCLE What ever I can.... you will see that I recycle Food Boxes into packages for Swaps..( Cake mix, Brownie, Cereal, Cracker)

Raised on a Farm, Nature Lover, Wildflowers, Wildlife...Gardening. Bird Feeders are up for the Winter. like the outdoors when I am not at work. But I sunburn easily.

I like the Darker Blues like navy, Blue Denim colors, Jewel tones, Not really into pinks or Yellow to wear, but finding I am liking shades of Purple, Violet, Plum. lavender, lilac.

I love the look and feel of Natural woods. Oak and other grained woods. + old Barn wood. and Stone and Brick. Beach Glass and Drift Wood.

sort of independent, sometimes conservative, prefer to stay out of the lead or limelight....
I don't Care for People who don't have COMMON SENSE or know how to use it... or Swappers who can't follow the Swap Requirements I am 66 yr old.

Always look Forward to receiving a Note or Letter you have Written to me included in the Card or package.. Love Reading about YOU , your family, Your Day, what you are Reading or watching on TV or Movies....

My Work... and Education

I work for Comfort Keepers. Non-Medical In-Home Care for Seniors... I have been with this company for 16 1/2 yrs as of March 2021. We do on line classes we take to keep us up to date... This private pay Home Care Agency is all around the USA and in other Countries... I worked almost 9 yrs in a Nursing/Rehab Home in the Activity Dept. / Recreational Activities with Residents. I was a State Tested Nursing Assistant (License with State of Ohio-since 1996- 9/2020), and attended a Wonderful Seminar in Dublin, Ohio as well as in Cleveland, Ohio..for Alzheimer's Patients and Music.

I used to Volunteer with Hospice of The Western Reserve here in Northeastern Ohio.

Never could afford to go to college. Did take a Cake Decorating Class (my aunt gave me a Wilton decorating set for High School graduation) and did that out of my Home for several Years.. Any skills have been self taught.

Where I Have Been....

Pennsylvania, New York State, Maryland, Colorado, Oklahoma, Four Corners Area out West, Washington DC area, Family Cottage on Middle Bass Island, Ohio,-- Arkansas, I have been to Bogota, Columbia SA, Texas and the New England States. 2017 went to Frankenmuth, Michigan ( Bavarian Style Town)

.Would like to go visit the Alaska and Washington State and Oregon . maybe the Dakotas .... Maybe Florida to see the Orange Trees.. also would like to visit Ireland and Scotland and Australia. my bucket wish list

Rating.and Flakers

Feb. 28, 2021 -- I will try to Rate you same day/next day that I Receive the Swap in the mail... I will always put my Swap-bot name and the name of the Swap on/in my package or Envelope**.
I love Hosting Swaps and try to make them interesting...and I check Your Ratings and Comments before Assigning Partners

"NOTE: I rate according to the criteria set for the Swap, so please follow it. I will PM you...

If you are going to be late, please let me know. I am very Understanding IF YOU Communicate with me BEFORE the Due Date.

If You do Not Contact me, I will not contact you before I rate. Also, I will not be Pressured into giving you a better rating just because you send Extras, so please don't try.".

If there is a Problem with anything I have sent you for a Swap - Please PM me ...before Commenting and I will contact you likewise

I have been Very Pleased with all of my Swaps and Thank You for the Wonderful Ratings and Hearts. and for the new Friends I have Made... ! ! ! I love Hosting Swaps too..


Comment: Thanks for the messages, cards, and other goodies! I really enjoyed the Guideposts. Kept them in my purse for quick reads at doctors' offices and other places.
Response: So Glad you enjoyed them.and for the Heart ! !!
Kirkdebb rated for Chicken Dishcloth for March 2021 on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the chicken! I love how you used different scrubbie yarn for the details. He will be a fun addition to my kitchen!
Response: Be sure to Let "Buttercup" help you in the kitchen... Thank you for the Heart.
TryshaH81 rated for TCHH: Woodland Scavenger Hunt on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Happy Swapping
Response: Thank you and I love Swapping..
Comment: Hi Jean! Your card on Faith/Faithfulness is so pretty!! Thank you very much. And thanks, too, for the note you wrote and enclosure of Psalm 46:10. This was a fun swap.
Response: Thank you for the Rating and Heart and the Kind comment...
Ryleighsmom rated for TCHH: Country Scavenger Hunt on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful envelope of goodies!! Thank you so much, Jean! This theme was definitely a favorite for me! Blessings!
Response: so Glad the envie arrived... Thank you for the Rating and the Heart !!! Hugs!!! It was 19 * here this morning..and Frost on Car Windows..
Excetera76 rated for Just Randomness #1 on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: ☆▪︎°♡°▪︎☆thank you so much! ☆▪︎°♡°▪︎☆
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC. It's perfect! Have a great day and stay safe!
Response: So Glad you like it, tried to find the animals etc liked, Thank you for the Heart ! !! Hugs from Ohio, USA.
yvonne401 rated for PS ~ Valentine's Day Recipe Swap on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great Valentine's recipes! Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!
Response: Thank you for the Heart...
atomita2 rated for RAK Destash #2 - February on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Have an amazing day!
Response: Thank you for the Heart !!
Kirkdebb rated for Valentine's Day Dishcloth on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful dishcloth! I love the colors you chose, they were very fitting for Valentine's Day.
Response: Glad you like it.could even use it for your shower...instead of Kitchen. Thank you for the Heart!!!
laterdayze rated for Goodies swap #7 on Feb 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I hope your mom had a nice 90th birthday! :D
Response: So Glad it arrived... hope you can use everything... Yes She did,got surprised by my brother and his family from Maryland. Thanks for the Heart.
monzie3 rated for Valentine Bookmark on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing bookmarks 😊
Response: Thank you !!! I Love Bookmarks !! Thank you for Rating quickly..
pianoheart rated for Goodies swap #7 on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for Rating when it arrived,Hope you are able to use the items or just pass them on to someone else in another Swap.
PegOGood rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Daniel on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the PC and the Verse. I am saving all the verses that I have received and putting them on a ring. I have now had to split the ring into two one for Old Test and one for New.
Response: Thank you for the Heart!!! Yes its always nice to get another persons views on different Scriptures...and what a Great Idea to put them on a Ring , I have some too but most likely are still in the Swap envies I got them in... need to go through my envies one of these days..
mchesser12 rated for A Slothful Bible Study on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing. How thoughtful of you to pitch in and help clean your church. Thanks for the list sheets.
Response: Thank you for the Heart... many of the ladies at our church are over the age of 75+ and they can't bend and stretch like us youngsters can... I am 66 and getting there..
Comment: Thank you for my fun goodies! I just love opening these swaps for the surprises! Thank you.
Response: You are Welcome !! Thank you for the Heart.
TereDiane1954 rated for CF - Repurposed Card for 2021 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Jean, for the pretty card. Jeremiah 29:11 is actually one Scripture I rely heavily on.
Response: Sorry for Delay in Responding... Busy Month !!! Thank you so miuch for the Heart and Glad that the Verse is a Favorite..
Kalalinga rated for CF Christmas Stocking Exchange on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: My stocking arrived today and it's so lovely. Did you make it? I will wait until Christmas to open the gifts and just look longingly at the stocking until then. I'll give you updated comments also.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and quick Rating...Yes I did make the Stocking.. usually do for these Swaps... I get creative at the last minute.. and combine fabrics ...Don't peek till Christmas... Can you hang it up? Glad you like it.. !!! How did you like my package box? Smile.. Thankyou for the Nice handwritten Thank you Card too.
clutterfree rated for CF - Just a Note #2 on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Jean..loved receiving your chatty note to catch up...si glad you have been staying healthy while continuing to work! I'm sure your men enjoyed their time together and I know you had to love having the grandsons visit! Thanks for a great swap and the encouraging scripture and devotion notes...hugs and blessings!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and nice comment... Hugs from cold but no snow Ohio ..what we got last week is gone...
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Homemade Bookmarks on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you Jean for the beautiful bookmarks and cute recipe cards. I love the red quilted one. I would like to try your vinyl technique some time too. Have a safe and Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and for the Heart.. Will PM you with my secret about the flat bookmark...

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LindaW on Apr 7, 2021:

Thank you for the Easter card and the April Devotional.

mchesser12 on Mar 8, 2021:

Thanks for the Guideposts!

Animatarian on Jan 19, 2021:

Jean, Thank you so much for the delightful and happy popsicle card!! Such a joy to receive. Surgery has been now re-scheduled to this Friday, "maybe". Our Covid cases have continued to climb and closing the hospital again is definitely a possibility. I'm trusting that this will happen in Gods perfect timing! Thanks for your thoughts of encouragement and prayers!!

LindaW on Dec 19, 2020:

Have a merry and blessed Christmas with your family. 🎄

Barbara on Dec 12, 2020:

Hi Jean, Thank you for the craft secrets!

yvonne401 on Nov 14, 2020:

Hi Jean! I sent your Pennsylvania Swappers November WTA today. Hope you like it.



sofiafenntatum on Sep 27, 2020:

Hi Jean, thank you for the welcome to the group! I haven't learned to sew yet, but I can draw and paint some. I'm very interested in learning ATC's and junk journaling or similar things. I hope you have a wonderful day!

rarjones on Sep 15, 2020:

CF Group - Birthday Blessings:) Rose

yvonne401 on Aug 11, 2020:

Thanks for your sweet comment, Jean!



thequilterslink on Jul 3, 2020:

Thanks so much for the fun Pa. SWAPPERS WTA. LOVE IT ALL. Thanks so much. Stay safe

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