Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2018 5:45 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: April 24, 2018
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States

Favorite Music

OOPS - someone sent me 2 doilies 1 is dark green and the other is ecru and a small Gold Stocking with embroidery that were wrapped in Gold and white tissue paper but some how I lost the outer wrapper with their name, swap name and name of the swap etc... so if you read this let me know so I can Thank You Got it in 2017.

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 etc. Undercover Boss, etc...Life Below Zero , Mountain Men, Preppers....Alaskan Frontier, Gold Rush, Barnwood Builders, Fixer Upper, Remodeling Shows, .. Quilting Shows if I can find them...The Good Doctor, Dr.OZ, Some of the Talk Shows, Gardening Shows.


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
2018 Garden Planning- 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 66 and Retired. He was 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( 15,11,9) and 1 Granddaughter age 8 ( she is into Ballet,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

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.

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 63 yr old, hard to believe that I don't feel like 63.. 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 13 yrs as of 9-9-2017, 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 see Ireland and Scotland and Australia.

Rating.... and Flakers

Feb. 15, 2018 -- 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..


pattiairel rated for TF - Garden Related on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: I LOVE MY SWAP♥♥♥♥ thanks for the cutes watering can that will come in so handy!!!!♥♥♥
Comment: Thanks for the gift! Many of the recipes look good and I look forward to reading about your community!
Response: Thank you very Much for the Heart ! Hope you will enjoy your Gift when You open it..!!
Comment: Hi Jean. Got your dishcloth today. Love it! Thank you and also thanks for the extras too! I will enjoy all the teas you included! As I sit in my chair and look out my patio door, all I see is mounds of snow! And today through tomorrow we are to get a foot of the white stuff! I have a feeling we are going to go right from winter to summer, like we did a couple of years ago... so sad. Thanks for hosting....happy swapping to you.....
Response: Thank You so Much for the Heart and Enjoy your new Dishcloth.
Juniebird rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Hello Jean! I grew up in the Akron Canton area but have been living in Texas all my adult life. I do really miss the rolling hills and the farms and the trees changing color... Don't miss the snow or cold that much though! Thanks for the chunk... Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the Heart... I have Visited Texas only 1 time and that was near Lake Dallas. We had some snowflakes here this morning.. 34* here right now.
bellanonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks Jean for the PC. I 💛 pizza too! We're having an extended winter here also....49 degree last night! 😊
Response: Thank you for the Heart... a Few snow flakes here today.. 34* right now at 9:41 pm but feels like 31*.in OHIO
VeryShelly rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: I love pizza too.. thanks for the chunk-o-cardboard
Response: Thank you for the Heart... Yep Pizza is Yummy...I love Chicken and Pineapple and Ham on mine.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Mail Art - Flowers on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Ooooh, pretty, pretty decoupaged floral envelope :) I love your theme coordinated postage stamps too. You sent me more tea - how fun. Now I have lots more to try. Thanks for a very happy mail day today. :)
Response: Thank you for the Heart.. How did you like the teas? Hugs from Ohio.
clutterfree rated for PS ~ Let's Read on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Jean...LOVE this book mark!! I will treasure it as I do our friendship :) Thank you for the nice note and I'm impressed you find time to read....I have read some of Wanda Brunstetter's Amish themed books...but the other authors you mentioned are new to me and sound very interesting. I like to see what authors others read and try to go by the library at least monthly to see what they have out on their "new arrivals" shelf..I have never heard about the group you mentioned to get "free" books in the mail....how wonderful that you can enjoy them and then pass along! Happy Easter...Charlene
Response: So glad you like the Book mark ! Thank you for the Heart from Your Heart to Mine.. Reading is my only down time.. by coating the cardstock with Decoupage after layering.. it makes it easy to Sew with larger needle and embroidery floss after using alittle stick Glue to hold the 2 sides together ... Each one I make is different.
clutterfree rated for CF: Bird Mail Art on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Jean...thank you for my beautiful bird art envie with sooooo many birds! Love it...I too used my mod podge on this swap and I hadn't played with it in years! I'm enjoying spending more time in my craft room and doing some different kinds of swaps! We do not get the Indigo Bunting here or the North East blue bird but I do think my times spent watching the birds helps de-stress me and there are so many spiritual applications watching them and being a part of how God provides for them...hopefully Spring arrives here soon and not just on the calendar...hugs, happy Easter and happy spring....Charlene
Response: Thank You for the Heart and Rating.. Glad you liked the Envie of Birds. How bad did your Craft Area get Damaged? Supplies? Hugs from Ohio! ! ! Saw my First Robin on Saturday between Shifts out in my back yard going to the Garden. 3/24/2018
Elyse rated for CFC: March 2018 Dishcloth -Green on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my cloth. I love the round ones and am going to use it for a doily on my table. It is beautiful. Thanks.......
Response: Thank you for the Heart, Sorry for late Rating ~ Glad you can use it.. I've made Bigger round ones to use as Spa Cloths in a Gift package.
mylove4craft rated for Luck o' the Ephemera! on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you very Much...! !
Comment: Thank you for whatever! I am trying hard not to open these gifts. LOL! I see you got me twice. I hope I can get you in one of these rounds. :) Happy Swapping! This is fun!
Response: I smiled too when I saw your Name as my Partner.. so knew just where to go to find one of your Likes... December is only 9 mo away.! ! !
glennasgarden rated for CF: Happy Birthday on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Such a pretty card you made Jean! My favorite color purple and I love butterflies and dragonflies too~ Thanks and Happy Birthday to us!
Response: Happy you liked your Card.. Used info from your profile to give me the idea... .Thank You for the Heart.
bb2 rated for CF: Happy Birthday on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: How clever you are! What a fun way to make the number 7. I enjoyed reading your comments. And, you ARE a blessing to all of us in the group. Thank you for joining the birthday swap!
Response: Used Your likes to make the card.. Glad you liked it and Thank you for the Heart and Kind Compliment..
Kathy821 rated for Bible Study on Time on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I loved reading your answers including the back with your thoughts. You definitely brought a smile to my face (that's not easy right now) and the bookmark is in my Beth Moore work book that I'm doing at church. It was great that it was you and your one of the only people that I've spoke with. Thanks once again!
Response: Thank you for the Heart !! !!From My Heart to Yours- Prayers and Blessings..
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Send an Envie of SPRING on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Jean, thank you so much for the great envie of Spring! I love everything especially the flower bookmark!
Response: Thank you for the Quick Rating and the Heart.. Hugs and Blessings from a Few Snow Flakes today OHIO.
Comment: Just reading your card makes me exhausted! I hope your days have become less hectic.
Response: Thank you for the Quick Rating... Yes my Days are Very Busy At times...Good thing I get off Work at 2 pm and My son will be home tomorrow..
georgiafae rated for 9LP - Groceries! on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: What a clever idea-making hang tags with the packaging! I like the variety of the food items and appreciate your letter and the brochure for your town-looks like a quaint place. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! Hugs. I do Get Creative when crafting. Never Throw a Box Away Smile ! ! ! Yes Jefferson does have a small town Feel ! Lots to See !!! and we are only about 14 miles south of Lake Erie.. and 1 hour from Cleveland and 45 min from Erie Pa.
clutterfree rated for CF: Think SPRING (flowers) PC on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Jean...THANKS for joining my swap....I absolutely love this handmade PC of all the pretties in so many vibrant colors!! I also love all the stamps you used and the verse you shared....your creative, vibrant personality shines through this very special piece of art! I truly value our friendship and hope all has been well for your recovery, work hours and Bill's retirement transition for your finances....hugs, xoxoxo Charlene
Response: I love Creating Postcards from Magazine Cut outs.. Glad you liked it, Thank You for the Heart. Even the Clerk at the PO loved the handmade Post Card.!! Hugs from OHIO.
vlhafer54 rated for FF: Fabric Bookmarks on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: I love them - they are so cute - especially the little stuffed kitty. But I'll have to keep it out of the reach of my little grey tabby. She'll think it's a play pretty.
Response: So Glad you are enjoying your new Bookmarks.. I couldn't resist the cat Fabrics.. Thank you for the Heart.

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ChrisAnne on Mar 23, 2018:

Thank you for the great envie of randomness from the forums. What fun!

OrigamiGrace on Mar 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for the embroidery needles from my March wishlist at CPG!! Much appreciated!!

mariamichelle on Mar 12, 2018:

Thanks again for all the stamped images for my CPG March wishlist.

Swan on Mar 10, 2018:

Thank you for the soup recipes for my CPG March wishlist! I know I'll try the squash soup very soon, because I love squash. I don't have an immersion blender, but I'll improvise (or eat unblended).

MissTullie on Mar 10, 2018:

Thanks so much for the CPG March wishes you sent me. I love the recipe cards! They are perfect for organizing my favorite recipes. Thanks for thinking of me. Blessings!

TeaNi on Mar 8, 2018:

Thank you very much

for granting a February CPG wish for me with the wonderful handmade can cozy and the assortment of teas! I appreciate and will really enjoy them! :)

ChrisAnne on Mar 6, 2018:

Thank you for the great grabbie from the CPG forums! I love it!

debhous on Feb 28, 2018:

Thank you for the cute bookmarks. the crocheted flower was adorable.

TamiHope on Feb 18, 2018:

Thank you for the handmade card for the CF Accept this Challenge! I love the card and it was so good to hear from you!

Erikaa on Jan 17, 2018:

Your journey has the lord`s approval

Judges 6:16-18

your life is a blessed journey, don`t stop living it.

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