Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 10:03 pm


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: September 27, 2023
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States


Please include the WHOLE name of of the SWAP on the OUTSIDE of ENVIE and your SWAP MEMBER Name outside on envie too. + inside envie/package too. If I can't read it I can't Rate you. include date of the SWAP too

Favorite Books

Mostly Fiction- Books about: Amish Life, Cook books, Old West, American Indians, Pioneers, 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..Need to sort out some books that are taking up space..LOL

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, Family Type Movies. New Firestick with Amazon..to watch movies and other TV Shows too.

Favorite Television

We have digital Antenna - Our son got us Fire Stick from Amazon to watch lots of free digital programing. Love PBS 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. Farm House style, Prim Style, Bookmark making, a little Painting..Pen and Ink... Love Decoupage

Wishing for:

4"x6" Recipe Cards, , Unique/Vintage Buttons, Small Scraps of Quilting Fabric at least 5 inches Square, Different kinds of Twine and Cording Raffia, Hemp, Jute, Twill Ribbon, 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, GRIT magazine,

I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. Sourdough Bread, Rye bread, Clover Leaf Rolls...Quick Breads.

~Homesteading, Feeding the Birds in the Winter months.

, I collect Wood Picnic Baskets ( great for storage of other stuff I collect like the Doilies), Old and interesting Recipe Boxes, 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 Rolling pins. . New or Vintage Postcards from your State Love Yard and Estate sales, Auctions..., Flea Markets, Thrift Stores,
I Love my pieces of Pottery -that have Blueberries on them. found 2 more pottery pieces with Blueberries and Strawberries...We have 3 Amish made wood Rockers. 2 are Children's rockers. My Husband collects Beer Steins from Germany (marked), to add to his collection he brought home when He was stationed there (Army).

About Me

Its Official : I Retired on June 1, 2022 after working almost 18 yrs doing Home Care for Seniors/ dementia, Alz clients.

I have 3 sons, Justin (43), Adam (39), Zach (34) -- Husband Bill is 71 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 6 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons , and 3 Granddaughters.

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 go up for the Winter. Always Learning.... 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 68 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

As of June 1, 2022 I am RETIRED. I worked for Comfort Keepers. Non-Medical In-Home Care for Seniors... I have been with this company for 17yrs. 8 mo. .

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. Worked in several Factories too.

Where I Have Been....

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

just came back from Gatlinburg, TN. ( Oct. 2022)

Rating.and Flakers

July 13, 2023 -- 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: Thank you for hosting this fun swap! I very much enjoyed reading your answers and appreciated that you answered all the questions. Thanks for the nice homemade bookmark. I also appreciated the scriptures that you included. Don't worry about writing your swaps. Your writing is just fine. You wouldn't believe how some people write.
Response: Thank You for your Kind Comments and the Heart ! ! !
Comment: Thanks for the chunk! I like how you decorated it, and appreciate the chatty note! I’ve never been to Ohio, and it’s not that far away from VA. On my list! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and your Kind Comment.! ! !
Comment: Hi Jean, I loved KIX cereal growing up! And I grew up in Ohio! I had to google where you are, though. I'm not familiar with the NE corner of Ohio. I grew up near Dayton. Warmly, Ginger
Response: October is a nice month to visit here : Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival and Barn Quilt Trail. Thank you for the Heart ! !
Comment: Thank you for the Kix Ball chunk and your note. I am on my 3rd Kindle. I use it at home and to take and use as a tablet on trips. Although I have the apps on my phone and computer so I can read anywhere whenever I am waiting for something.
Response: I used to take my kindle with me to clients homes so I could read if I had time after other chores.. Thank you so much for the quick Rating and for the Heart !
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2023 on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: I'm so sorry for the extremely late rating. I've had a little too much on my plate. Have a great fall.
Response: Glad things are going better for you. Thank you for the Heart !
Comment: Thanks for the great chunk!
Response: Thank you for the Heart, nice to have Free Postcards to send instead of having to buy them !
Comment: I LOVE both bookmarks! Thank you! The sewn one is beautiful and my favorite color, it's going into my study BibleπŸ’—. Thanks for such a beautiful swap.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Kind Comment.. Love my Fabric Bookmarks, making 2 more today ( 9/14/2023)
Tverne05 rated for G.I.F.T. ~ My Day (Electronic Swap) on Aug 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the statements! I enjoyed reading them. I responded to your email. Take care and be safe!
Response: Thank you for the Heart. and I am reading your email. !
RaspberryRobot rated for Pick me up August on Aug 29, 2023
Comment: Omg thank you for the amazing pick me up pkg!! I love the old book pages with the old fashion pics on them - nat loves the homemade bookmark and is soooo excited about all of the new tea!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and quick rating..Hope you can use everything in the Package..! ! Thank you for the Great Comment ! I love Tea too !
Comment: Hi Jean! I loved the potato swap. Will definitely be trying the recipes. I loved the coaster, very creative. I enjoyed reading the information and look forward to doing the puzzle.
Response: So glad you liked it.. seems like we need some more FUN in our Days ! Thank you for the Heart ! from mine to yours..
TereDiane1954 rated for Old-fashioned Sachet on Aug 19, 2023
Comment: So pretty, Jean, I love it. Thank you so muchβ™₯
Response: Thank you so much for the Heart ! This was a Fun Swap and very Creative. Put my mind and hands to work !
mjanssen1015 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - August 2023 on Aug 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! The tour you took sounds awesome!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! Smile !
samsstuff rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - August 2023 on Aug 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Bread and butter pickles are delicious! My husband and son like spicy food, like your husband. I prefer things not too spicy (I like to taste the flavors!).
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! I am not a Spicy food person either..
Comment: I just wanted to give a little thank you for all the scripture verses and comments you've been posting on my profile. They have been an encouragement to me! I will rate more later! I love the Journal and other goodies, thank you! 8/28 ~ I received a notecard w/envie and a couple faith/prayer cards today!
riverwatcher rated for PS: My State PC on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I'm jealous of you having some many blueberries. I have one bush. It did finally have a good number of berries this year. Take care.
Response: Thank you for the rating, and Heart ! We made pickles this past Th Fr and Sat. Picked Blueberries 4 qts so far this year. better than the handful last year.. Made Lemon zest Blueberry Mini Muffins for my 50th Class Reunion Breakfast on July 30.
grammypammy rated for G.I.F.T. ~ 2023 Happy Mail #7 on Jul 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great Happy Mail! I love, love the idea of using a Hymm for a Devotional or even a swap! I'll get to working on ideas for that, thank you for your idea! If you want to help with that or host it, let me know. Hugs, Pam
Response: Thank you for the Kind Comments and the Heart ! Will send you PM.
Comment: Thanks for Ohio postcard and for sharing the list of positive characteristics.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and quick rating. I need to be more Positive !
squince rated for ANY CARD AND FOLLOW THE PROMPT #65 on Jul 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the Qick Rating ! !
dakotadee rated for New Handmade Swap Cards on Jul 4, 2023
Response: Thank You for the Heart and glad that you can use them..
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and for leaving it blank for me to use. It sounds like you are having a busy summer and enjoying the beautiful summer season. β˜€οΈ
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! !

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Oneartcookie5 on Sep 16, 2023:

Thank.you for the welcome to the Beginner Crafters group. Im looking forward to some happy and fun swapping. Deborah Xx

grammypammy on Sep 10, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ September

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Aren't you thankful that God already has plans for us and they are plans that can only be for good, even when we don't understand why things happen in our lives, it was his plan all along and he will give us the strength to go through it.

Have a Blessed Week!

Hugs, Pam

HeidiJean on Sep 7, 2023:

Thank you for the Aug RAK swap cards!

grammypammy on Sep 6, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ September

Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

You are loved!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Sep 3, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ September

Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

May the Holy Spirit bring you abounding Hope today!

Have a Blessed Day!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Sep 2, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ September

1 Thessalonians 5:11 - Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Be encouraged today!

Hugs, Pam

rarjones on Sep 1, 2023:

Happy September Birthday!

Rose - CF group 2023

chimerix on Aug 31, 2023:

Thank you so much for the cool travel bookmark. I have been using cruise ads for some handmade postcards lately too! I am going to put this into my junk journal. Aloha

RAKs only Aug

monsbrick on Aug 30, 2023:

Hi Jean, thank you for the travel bookmark! It’s beautiful and another splendid idea!

sleepykitty on Aug 29, 2023:

Thanks for the August RAK of handmade swap cards! You are so kind to send so many with such a pretty design. πŸ“¬πŸ’ŒπŸ˜Š

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