Swap-bot Time: May 30, 2017 2:25 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: May 29, 2017
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States

Favorite Music

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 etc. Restaurant Impossible, Mystery Diners, Undercover Boss, Master Chef, Chopped etc...Life Below Zero , Mountain Men, Preppers....Alaskan Frontier, Gold Rush, Sons of Winter, Barnwood Builders, Fixer Upper, Remodeling Shows, Yard Crashers etc... Quilting Shows if I can find them...


Don't need any Paper Products for a while I have a huge tote full..

Check out Rug Mugs and Prim style on Pinterest Oh MY could look on there for hours.. Refinishing Furniture....

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
Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, 2016- New Planter Boxes for the Garden SEED SAVING

Check out Hometalk.com on line for ideas on recycling, upcycling furniture and stuff for the house- as well as other Topics etc and am on Pinterest
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 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 Spoon. 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 65. He's A Tool&Die Maker at a Molded Plastics Plant. and the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. ( and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! I have 4 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons( 14,10,7) and 1 Granddaughter age 7 ( she is into Ballet).
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

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

RECYCLE What ever I can.... 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.

Don't care for the "Chocolate Browns" or the "Grays" that decorators use...
I love the look and feel of Natural woods. Oak and other grained woods. +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 62 yr old, hard to believe that I don't feel like 62.. 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 12 yrs 6 mo. as of 9-9-2016, 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.

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.

.Would like to go visit the State of Michigan, Alaska and Washington State and Oregon and Alaska. maybe the Dakotas .... Maybe Florida to see the Orange Trees.. also would like to see Ireland and Scotland and Australia.

Rating.... and Flakers

March 31, 2017 -- I will always 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..


MorahLaura rated for CfC: May "My Favorite Cloth" Swap on May 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Jean! Thanks for the pretty purple cloth and the purple scrubbie. You know I love the color and they will get plenty of use. "See" you soon!
Response: Glad You liked it and Think you for the Heart ! !
GrannysNamesake rated for CF- Mom's Favorite Recipe on May 24, 2017
Comment: I love date bars :) Your blueberry paper is beautiful and the strawberry stationery is very nice. Too many people are getting rid of their old cookbooks and turning to the internet for recipes, causing the old recipes to be gone for ever. I buy the old cookbooks whenever I can. I enjoyed this swap, thanks
Response: I think My husband spots the old cookbooks before I do..and you know that the recipes in Church cook books have been well tested or is that "Tasted"? Smile..thank you for the Heart. I got the Blueberry papers while I was on Vacation near Mansfield Ohio at The Blueberry Patch. Couldn't pass it up..
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderfully designed & colored floral card and your lovely newsy letter. The card ministry is going well. We're meeting on June 3 and I will show them how to make a Collar Fold card, and then we might do some rubber-stamping with flowers.
Response: Thank you for the compliment and Heart... Lucky I had a colored pencil near the color on the printed paper.. Glad your Card Ministry is going well.. and sometimes it gives some of the ladies a project to help out... Hugs from Ohio.
thisismeAXiD rated for FF: Sew Me Something! ~ USA on May 19, 2017
Comment: Those hot pads are fantastic! Thanks for the recipe cards too :)
Response: Wow they got there fast, Thank you for the Heart ! !
Comment: Thanks for the swap and all the tourist info. In my stocking...
Response: Glad the package got there ok..
Comment: The bag you made for this stuffer is gorgeous, I love it. It makes it hard to save for Christmas! :) Thank you very much.
Response: Couldn't find the Christmas Wrapping Paper, Hubby put it away. So glad your package arrived Safely...Many Hugs for the Heart ! !
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Seeds of Promise on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card (colorful flowers always make me smile) with the great "bookmark" seeds of promise. I love your chosen seeds (Hebrews 13:8 and Joshua 1:9). I, too, love to hear the birds singing in the mornings. Blessings & hugs, ~ Beth
Response: Hugs and Thank you for the Heart and Kind Comment... : ), the one was cut to be the Shape of a Seed ! !
Comment: Wow! So many wonderful things!!! Thank you so much! I appreciate you sending things on my "likes" list and I'm excited to use the items! Some of the note sheets I plan on using as labels for when I need to address a swap. I love to send my swaps in clear envelopes so these will be perfect. The strawberry letter set is very pretty and I enjoyed reading the devotional. I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! Glad you liked all the goodies... like the potato chip commercial..I can't just send 3... ! ! !
mumsie rated for Dishcloth with a Border - March 2017 on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful dishcloth! I will always and forever more think of it as my cereal box dish cloth... Awesome!!!
Response: When you said you liked the colors in the woods - I just had to use the "Bark " brown... Smile.! ! !
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of bookmarks. They were all great and will be inspiring as I read. I fear the crocheted one might get stolen by my daughter!
Response: Thank you very much for the Heart and the Nice Comment... Glad you liked them... by the time I get done stitching around my fingers are sore... but I love making them...I can always send another Crocheted one for her ! !
glennasgarden rated for CF - SPRING Greeting on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: I love what you made put together and sent to me! So very cheerful! Thanks so very much Jean~Happy Spring (soon)
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Hugs for you..
TwinMom rated for TCHH: This or That... (2/17) on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Wow! You really went above and beyond what this swap called for. Everything is awesome. I especially like the puppy in the bath bookmark. It is true - "There is nothing friendlier than a wet dog." When my pup gets a bath, I get one too. ;) Thank you so very much!
Response: Hugs for the Heart... ! !
TwinMom rated for TCHH: 10 Questions on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I really enjoyed reading the answers to the questions and you may have just solved my problem on what to do with my raspberries! :) I'm sending you a message. Thanks again for a great swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart and I will send photos ..
TwinMom rated for TCHH: Memo Sheets & Stickers on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the stickers and memo sheets! The smiling lemons are so cute. Everything is awesome. Have A Happy Day! :)
Response: Smile and Thank you for the Heart.
tamtamlee rated for List Of Three on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing
Response: Thank you for the Heart. and Quick Rating.. Hugs from Sunny Warm OHIO....
Comment: Thanks Jean for my very nice dishcloth. I am going to use it for a doily on my table. Thank you so much
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! and nice Comment. ! ! Hugs from Rainy and Very Windy OHIO.
SuZignomeMoM rated for 9LP Spring Cleaning on Feb 9, 2017
Comment: ♥ Someone took my Spring Cleaning to heart. I just kept pulling fantastic things out of the box, one right after the other. Thanks for everything. Hope your surgery goes well and you find yourself pain free. (It all smelled good too. Between the spearmint and teas I got aromatherapy.) 2/12/17 I thought I had corrected that. Got 2 swaps the same day and the other lady was having surgery and I got you two mixed up....so very sorry my edit did not fix it.
Response: So Glad you liked all the stash stuff I enclosed. ( No surgery for me ?) and hope you can use most of it.. ! ! !Thank you for the Heart ! ! Its Very Windy and Rainy here and getting Colder.. ! ! Had Fog this morning.
snailmaillover rated for Encouraging Note Swap on Feb 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you SO much for the encouraging note!! I loved reading it! Hearing birds chirp is one of my favorites and just yesterday, I also made banana "cake" for my family! Thanks so much for the prayers! I LOVE the verses you included and am heading upstairs now to tape them on my mirror!! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! and Glad the Verses were Blessings to You..
glennasgarden rated for Encouraging Note Swap on Feb 5, 2017
Comment: Jean I love the this note you sent me. So very encouraging! Thanks so much for the little bible verses I can use too! They mean a lot as to what I have been through. Thank you for being my friend~
Response: Hugs and Thank you from OHIO from my Heart to Yours. ! ! !
Vickyen rated for A Valentine's Card on Feb 2, 2017
Comment: Hi Jean! TY for the lovely Valentine's Day card the the bookmarks - those always come in handy (as I am prone to using anything and everything for a bookmark! LOL!). I hope you did not get a head cold - everyone seems to be getting sick or has been around here - yikes! Is your son working in Sports Management? My youngest changed from SM to business and thankfully has a job! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank You for the Heart... Hugs from Rainy and Very Windy OHIO...

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cmdunderground on May 10, 2017:

Wow Jean! What an amazing package for the happy mail tag in the FF group. The FOE is awesome, I make hair ties with this for my daughter and I. The thread is super neat! All me thread is from the 60's I think. Great quality, I'm so excited to try it. The stamps- wow- so generous! Great pamphlets. I was interested in the coveted bridge one. I live right down the street from one (MIms Bottom covered bridge) and it was recently destroyed. Well, near destroyed. I haven't seen it as the road has been closed. Apparently a large truck tried to go through. It tore off the back then the front. So sad. It's such an iconic landmark here.

you are amazing! Thank you for making my week!

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Heirloom on Feb 6, 2017:

Jean, thanks for the seed packets and trims for the FF WTA (January)!

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Hope this brings a smile!!! Have a great day ♥

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