Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 5:34 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: December 17, 2018
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 top 40 on Country Radio while in Car... ..

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, I am at Library every other Week...
+ Kindle and Book Bub. Getting so Large Print is much easier to Read..

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, some chick flicks. Family Type Movies. and PixL Channel for Faith and Family Type Movies - Really haven't had time to sit down to watch many movies, Going to check out Pure Flix.

Favorite Television

HGTV, DIY, Cooking channel, Food, History Channel, Hallmark shows... Discovery and Travel Channels, National Geographic... I Do Not like anything SCAREY...zombies etc.. Not too much Syfy either..

America's Got Talent, ,, American Idol, The Voice,,, Bachelor and Bachelorette, Dancing competitions, Undercover Boss, ...Life Below Zero , Mountain Men, ....Alaskan Frontier, , Barnwood Builders, , Remodeling Shows, .. Quilting Shows if I can find them... , Gardening Shows.


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. Bookmark making, a little Painting..Pen and Ink... Love Decoupage

Wishing for: Different Textured Card stock, Mulberry papers, Parchment type paper, Old Linen Paper, ..Paper with Birds or flowers ( even pieces of Wrapping paper ) . I recycle lots...

Pieces of old Lace or crocheted edgings, Doilies, Ribbons any size or color, New or Vintage Postcards from your State, Small Flat Charms to hang off Bookmarks, embellishments, 4"x6" Recipe Cards, , Unique Buttons, Small Scraps of 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

We have 40+ Blueberry Bushes as well as other Berries Weeds come Free - LOL 2018 Garden Planning- Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, 2016- New Planter Boxes for the Garden
Love Wood shelves etc. Little pottery vases, ( small for the Windowsill), Wendel August Forge Products., Love Hand made Wood Baskets or Wicker Baskets., Picnic Baskets. I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. "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 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.

About Me

I have 3 sons, Justin, Adam, Zach -- Husband Bill is 67 and Retired. He was a Tool&Die Maker at a Molded Plastics Plant. and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. ( and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! I have 4 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons( 17,12,9) and 1 Granddaughter age 9 ( she is into Tap and jazz Dancing and has decided to take Swimming Lessons so she can do Synchronized Swimming. ).
I drink mostly Water and Green Tea- Love this made into Sun 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 Spicy ones Still love a Cold Glass of milk with Ice ! !

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... like the outdoors when I am not at work.

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.

sort of independent, sometimes conservative, prefer to stay out of the lead or limelight..Don't like Controlling people or wimps.... 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 64 yr old, hard to believe that I don't feel like 64.. I feel like I am about 35... :D (Most Days! ).

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 14 yrs as of 9-9-2018, We do on line classes we take to keep us up to date... This 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 am a State Tested Nursing Assistant (License with State of Ohio-since 1996), 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 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.

Rating.and Flakers

Nov.18, 2018 -- 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 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: I received your stocking full of goodies today Jean!! Always enjoy your handmade stockings! (We have been partners in this swap before.) I will open my gifts on Christmas day and will comment further afterwards. Merry Christmas!!!
Response: Thankyou for the Heart.. I have photo of last year's Stocking.. forgot to take photo of this years. Enjoy.!!
Eulegirl rated for Beginners Hand Stitching Book mark on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you! This is adorable! Amazing hand stitching.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and glad you liked it...using the Theme of Tea Bags... it was harder than I thought...
Comment: Jean...what a fun swap you hosted for us! I so enjoyed reading about all your ornaments and memories from your family Christmas ornament contributions...I have some of the same that you described that were homemade with canning lids, beaded candy canes, etc... this ornament that you created just "for me" is so awesome!! I'm warmed by your creative cup of hot chocolate with the smiling marshmallows...I will treasure it and it will bring a smile and a reminder to pray for my friend and her family when I look at it!! Thank you for the patterns for all the adorable felt ornaments.
Response: You can enlarge the patterns... Thank you for the Heart !! So glad you liked the Mug of Hot Cocoa ornament.. Smile and Hugs..
bb2 rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ NOV on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: I love the NOV goodies. Nutty recipe/Nov poem, Netting, and big O's. I use netting like this on cards. And, I like pumpkin bread with nuts a lot. Thanks for everything!
Response: Hope you found your little magnet? Thank you for the Heart.. !! !
yvonne401 rated for PS ~ Thanksgiving on Notecard on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Jean! Sorry for all who have passed. I enjoyed reading about your Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Thank you for the Heart... Our Thanksgiving today -I am stuffed..ate too much.. and didn't even try everything.. Hugs..
pattiairel rated for CF: Happy Thanksgiving on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: thanks for a pretty card and nice note. I love hearing about your life!! Happy Thanksgiving♥
Response: Thank you for the Heart... Hugs we had our Thanksgiving today... too much food...
LadyJo rated for CF: Favorite Devotional on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your picks with devotionals. I have done a hymnal study a long time ago. Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: Love reading the Words in Hymns.. Thank you for the Heart.!!
Comment: Love the swap!! You always put so much thought into your swaps! I can’t wait to try the soup recipes! My 10 year old daughter snagged that tea holder and the tea bags!! Litttle thief! Ha! I’ll put the oak leaves to use in my crafts, as well as the ribbon/rickrack. Oh! My DD also stole the magnet!! Oh my word! Lol Thank you so much for bringing smiles to my daughter and me! Hugs!
Response: Thank you for the Heart!! Hugs too.
bb2 rated for CF: Favorite Devotional on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap. I like the idea of meditating on the scripture words, phrases in the hymns, especially the older ones. Thank you for the guidepost booklet and scripture card, too.
Response: Thank you for the Heart.. Hugs and Blessings... Yep the Older Hymns are Really Nice To use..
thequilterslink rated for PS: It's FALL Ya'll on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and bookmark. I love fall too. Leaves will all be blown away here before they color.
Response: Thank you for the Heart. Not very many colored Leaves on the Trees around here.. Hugs.
24Donna rated for TCHH ~ Homemade Post Card ~ Dog on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: I’m sorry I received this a couple of days ago but I’ve had bronchitis. Forgive me I normally rate same day? Thank you, it’s an adorable postcard! I love how you wrote out the names of your dogs all around it! I have a boxer his name is Kiefer! Have a blessed week!
Response: No Problem.. Hope you are feeling better!! thank you for the Heart !!! My Dog Katie just had her Supper..
Comment: Thank you ever so much Jean for all the lovely surpirses! You certainly made my day!
Response: Smile and thank you for the Heart..
Response: Thank you for the Heart !!
DixieDiane rated for CF: All Blue Envelope Swap on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your blue envie. I will recycle part of your envelope. It's too pretty not to. Thanks for all
Response: Blue is my favorite Color!! Thank you for the Heart...
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ Encouragement on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice envelope of encouragment. I enjoyed the list of encouraging words!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Glad you enjoyed the "Encouragement"!!!
LadyJo rated for Yard Sale Surprise/September on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great verse cards! They are so pretty! Have a great day!
Response: Thank you for the Heart..The Cards were a Lucky Find...
Comment: Thanks for the package. It's tucked safely in to my Christmas box!
Response: Thank you for the Heart..and Hope you can wait till Christmas to open...!!
TwinMom rated for TCHH: Fall Bucket List & Letter on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed your list and letter! Have A Happy Day! :)
Response: What an overflowing pail of Stuff to do...and I got another Client tacked onto my schedule Glad you liked my list and Letter. Thank you for the Heart. !!!
stormofangels rated for Handmade Collage Postcard on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Love it! Hang in there, cooler weather is coming soon!
Response: Thank you for the Heart!!
Comment: I did a lot of the same things in home ec.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and enjoy your New dishcloth..Hugs.

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bluerose3 on Nov 21, 2018:

Thank you for the P.S. November WTA. :)

yvonne401 on Nov 16, 2018:

Thank you for my PS October WTA! Great package, I loved it!



ArtyBeth3 on Nov 15, 2018:
anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

Animatarian on Nov 13, 2018:

Thank you so much for the thoughtful envie filled with wonderful material and a great letter!! Such a surprise!! I'm looking forward to exploring the devotional website you sent, I was unaware of it, and it looks very interesting! Thanks again for the delightful surprise and uplifting material!!

LindaW on Nov 10, 2018:

Stay warm over there! It’s my husband’s birthday. Have a nice weekend with your family.

ladydy5 on Sep 23, 2018:

Happy belated birthday youngster😀

ladydy5 on Sep 23, 2018:

Happy belated birthday youngster😀

ArtyBeth3 on Sep 20, 2018:

Happy Birthday to you, from Oregon with love. :)

slckad on Aug 19, 2018:

Thank you for the kind hello and the Pennsylvania Swappers group invite! Looking forward to being a part of the group!

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