Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2019 12:58 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: December 10, 2019
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... ..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, 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. INSP.

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.. INSP.

America's Got Talent, ,, American Idol, The Voice,,, Bachelor and Bachelorette, World of Dance, Undercover Boss, ...Life Below Zero , Mountain Men, ....Alaskan Frontier, , Cabin and Tiny Homes, 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. 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 in oven raising right now (9/25/2019) "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 (39), Adam (34), Zach (30) -- Husband Bill is 67 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! I have 4 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons( 17,13,10) and 1 Granddaughter age 10 ( she is into Tap and jazz Dancing . 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 ! ! and who can pass up Ice cream ? or a Rootbeer Float?

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. 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.

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 65 yr old, hard to believe that I don't feel like 65.. 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 15 yrs as of 9/9/2019, We do on line classes we take to keep us up to date... This 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 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 (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

Sept. 25,, 2019 -- 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 the nice bookmarks
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ DEC on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: I love your items!! D= devotional, E = embroidery floss, C = carrot piles cauliflower recipes!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: My Little Stocking 2019 on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: The handmade stocking is so adorable! Thank you so much! I am going to wait to open for a day, I need some cheering up or stressed! LOL! Looking forward to the surprises!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your newsy letter in all the fun fonts!! I hope you enjoyed your early Thanksgiving with your family. ๐Ÿ’œ
Comment: Sounds yummy!
Autist rated for MASON JAR Funtastic Swap on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the handmade goodies.
Response: So Glad your package arrived ok and that you can use everything.. Loved making the mason jar Crocheted coaster/facecloth. and the Cards.. I am going to make me a Canning jar book mark too.
Comment: Thank you. I probably will not make another using that stitch.
Response: Thank you for the Heart... I probably won't use that stitch again either... but interesting ...
Comment: Thank you. I leave a lot of the cooking to my husband too. (Mostly because he is picky.)
Response: Thank you for the Heart.!!! In fact he's getting veggies chopped for salad supper right now..!!
Animatarian rated for CF - Put a LEAF on it on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Jean, Your Swap Cards are just perfect! I love the fall colors and theme, and your handwriting is just wonderful (no worries there!!) Thanks so much for everything, I'll enjoy using them.
Response: Its fun making the Swap Cards Could have made you a Dozen More and should have.Thank you for the Heart. Still need more practice with Pen and Ink!!
glennasgarden rated for CF ~ Scavenger Hunt ~ OCT on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: What a lovely bunch of happy mail Jean! Thanks so much for everything!
Response: Hope you can use all I sent. Thank you for the Heart..
thatsmemyk rated for Happy Little Notcards #94 on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the felt leaf and lovely note. I enjoyed reading about all the seasonal goodies you enjoy - made me hungry! Hope you have a delicious fall!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and I made Cake donuts this morning with my new donut Pans for the oven.
auntiejo rated for Happy Little Notcards #94 on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and swap!!
Response: You are Welcome and Thank you for the Heart !!!!!
glennasgarden rated for CF: Something Fabric Swap #2 on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness Jean! Thank you so much for the two purple fabric bookmarks! I am always reading more than one book at a time so I have a couple to use these in right away. Did you sew them? I love them and will have them forever!
Response: yep ~ they don't take more than 30 min if I don't get sidetracked LOL. Glad you like them!! Thank you for the Heart ! !
Hoxiedove rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2019 on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the PC. I have family that live in Eastlake! I loved going to the lake when I was a kid! It was like the ocean to me :)
Response: Thank you for the Quick Rating and the Heart!! Chilly here this morning..
monsbrick rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2019 on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: Love the ink stamp and the address label! I love blueberries too!!!
Response: Thank you so much for the Heart and prompt rating.. I have loads of Stamps...I am making 2 Blueberry pies and 2 Strawberry Rhubarb pies for Church fund raiser tomorrow night... Guess I will have to make 1for hubby..!!!
Comment: Popcorn ... Yum!
Response: Thank you very much for the Heart and quick rating.. Love Kettle corn too.but don't have any here right now.. (sad face)
shiloh102 rated for PS ~ Autumn Color Swap on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Have a happy fall and a spooky Halloween.
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! hope you can use the items I sent.
Comment: Nice dishcloth, thank you and for the tea.
Response: Wow that got there Fast... Thank you for the Heart...
LadyJo rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ SEP on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Lovely swap! I like the sunflower coasters! I will use them in my living room. Thank you for all the nice useable items.
Response: Thank you for the Heart - Glad it arrived !! !
LindaW rated for TCHH ~ Send Me Your Bulletin on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the church bulletin. You have been very busy!
Response: Thanks... Wish I wasn't so Busy.. I read just so I can Sit Down...

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yvonne401 on Nov 27, 2019:

I sent your Pennsylvania Swappers November WTA today. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!



LindaW on Nov 24, 2019:

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

bluerose3 on Nov 1, 2019:

Thank you for the crocheted small bag from the Beginners Crafting Sender's Choice Tag. I like the apple theme and how it is just right for what I need :)

glennasgarden on Sep 20, 2019:


thequilterslink on Aug 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for PA. SWAPPERS WTA July. Love the notecard, recipe cards and the labels.. Those little papers have the neatest trivia in them, thanks so much for it all!

bluerose3 on Jul 15, 2019:

Thank you for the beverage packets and book recommendations from the PS June WTA

bluerose3 on Apr 18, 2019:

Thank you for the items from the PA Swappers March WTA :)

LindaW on Jan 1, 2019:

Happy New Year!!๐ŸŽŠ

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!



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