Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2019 9:03 pm


Date Joined: January 14, 2015
Last Online: February 19, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE 12/26/2018: I am very happy to say that I will now be able to ease back into swapping! I had left for awhile until I could get resolved when someone was harassing me through the (snail) mail. It turned out she is NOT from swap-bot, but got my address through the Help Heal Veterans (HHV) program which send craft kits to disabled vets for therapy. They, as well as the police in her area have assisted me with this problem and she will no longer be able to harass me.

I am very easy to please! I just enjoy whatever I get and if I cannot use it, I will pass it onto someone who can, but generally I hold onto things as they are gifts to me!

But, one thing that can cause a person to lose a heart rating from me (and it is very rare this happens, but just note please) is if someone messages me even before the "2 weeks" are up to receive and ask if I got the envie. I am bedridden at times and sometimes only go downstairs to the lobby to check my mail once (maybe twice) a week. I will get you rated when I get the item. If I don't receive it, I will let you know. But please, that bothers me when I feel "pressured" to rate for something I had not got yet.

NOTE: If by any chance, postage is due on any of my letters/packages to you, please let me know and I will pay! I just got a (cheap) kitchen scale which I am using to measure the envelopes. It is trial and error as I am trying to ensure the correct postage is paid. (usually, I put too much postage on)

If any of my mail does not make it to you, please let me know! I would greatly appreciate it!

I am a middle aged woman with some physical limitations, yet still kicking it up! I love laughter and fun things as well as doing crafts, crochet, helping others, watching real shows (like the Alaska shows on Discovery, National Geographic and Animal Planet). My kids are grown. Even though I miss them, I try to fill my time with educational things (just got 2 degrees in the last 7 years), research, archiving (historical documents - one of my degrees).

Oh, I love love love MAPLE candy. It is so hard to find! The only one I can find has a nut in it which I cannot eat (but I HAVE sucked the candy off the nut, lol)

Favorite Crafts

I love to crochet, paint, and do paper crafts. I love putting things together from kits (bird houses, jewelry boxes, etc.).

UPDATE: I am now into paper crafts and Flowish journals!

Another update! Just learned that America now has a paper craft book as well called Kikki K! Yippee!

Favorite Books

I love non-fiction!

Educational; Self help; Biography

Favorite Television

History Channel


National Geographic

The Little Couple

The Big Bang Theory

Impractical Jokers


  • Wolves
  • Nature/Forest/Mountain scenes
  • Alaska
  • Birds
  • Birdhouses
  • Vines
  • Wind chimes
  • Gardens
  • FBs
  • Pens/pencils
  • Stickers
  • Stationary
  • Note cards
  • Autumn
  • Reminisce magazine
  • Appalachian Mountains (pronounced "apple-at-cha")
  • Woods/Trees
  • Anything made of wood/burlap/hemp/natural fibers
  • Woodland animals
  • Earth tones
  • Survival/Self Reliance
  • National Park anything
  • Miniatures
  • Made in America tags, logos, etc.
  • Do you have local attractions like little museums or parks or what not? I would love the brochures they put out!

Don't Like.

  • Horror anything
  • Anything of XXX nature
  • Anything of controversial or political issues
  • Mustaches/sideburns

Please note: I like nuts but can NOT eat them, so nothing with them please. (I don't have back teeth to chew them, lol)

More info!

I am a fun loving person, so much so that I just got my degree in Parks and Recreation where we learn the art of playing! (There is so much more to the degree than that :) ). I love History! And I hope to find a historic site that I can work in their archives (I also have a degree in Archival Studies). I am fascinated with old documents, pictures, articles, etc.

I love to study self sufficiency, especially when on a budget.

I LOVE crafting of many sorts! And I LOVE handmade items such as furniture from branches, handwoven cloth, dishes, etc....anything that you can find in the Foxfire books! Stories, songs, old games played, old holiday traditions.

Favorite Music Bluegrass! Coming from the ONLY university in the world that now has a degree in bluegrass! I loved sitting on campus doing my school work and listening to the many students who practiced their music!

Praise and Worship

God's Girl

Even though Christianity is "new", God is not. He is the BEGINNING. All other "religions" (pagan included) were begun UNDER Him.

Isaiah 54:17

No Weapons formed against me shall prosper; for every tongue which rises against me I shall condemn. For this is the heritage of the servants of the lord and their righteousness is of me, sayeth the Lord.

Although I love Jesus with all my heart, I do not celebrate Christmas or Easter as a religious holiday. I prefer to honor Him in a different way. No, I am not a JW.

Now, I do enjoy the other aspects of Christmas, so snowmen, or cute mice or Thomas Kinkaid scenes or things like that I am ok with!

IMPORTANT!!! Do NOT send me your religious propaganda! A lady from here sent me her propaganda about Mary worship. I lovingly wrote her back about the Truth of Jesus. I asked that she not write any more. Well, she disrespected my wishes and wrote an 8 page letter to me - of which I refused to read as it was the lies of the devil. Not only did I tear that up, but also the propaganda she included.

I do NOT force my beliefs on you. If you want to know about them (I am Seventh Day Remnant - no we are NOT Adventist). I worship Sabbath not Sunday. Yet, I RESPECT that many do not have the same beliefs! If I ask you NOT to send your propaganda, do NOT send it!

I have no choice but to file a complaint with her police department against harassment. Sorry to be so tough, but I am very FIRM in my beliefs. I worship JESUS alone.


Sending kudos to those who have gone the extra mile!

To kiddo47 - Thank you so much for the awesome angelled swap for the Wild and Wacky holidays - May when my partner flaked on me!

(adding also when I find your names - maple candy and maple cookies!


Ramya rated for Mister Rogers 50 th anniversary on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Mary you made me weep with joy with this beautiful swap! I love the story so much... the button is going right on my fridge where I can see it daily... the stamps are so generous of you! Thank you Mary. I made my partner’s swap special too as Mr. Rogers gave me a gift with his presence in my own life. I loved this swap!
fairyduster53 rated for One Deco Book - March on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks!!
Fabriqueen rated for Bible Study ~ God's Love on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing this study with me and for all the wonderful extras you sent! It is always a blessing to swap with you. Hugs, Diane
dalbright rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #86 on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you Mary! Enjoy the last of your February 💗Debbie
tampagirl rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ PLANNERS on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Very nice things. My first tassel. Yeah!! Thank you!!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter!! Will be replying soon
TonyaAshe rated for Friendship Book Swap #6 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Hello! To answer your question... Yes we are close to Elijay. Blessings, Tonya
TonyaAshe rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #85 on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and stickers.
Comment: Hi Mary! How fun to have you as a partner again and I love all the goodies that you sent plus you did get putting them together in a package! So fun to open and very appreciated! I am going to have to look up some of those youtube videos! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: yay! I love watching unboxing/opening snail mails as well, find awesome ideas that way too!
ckwini rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the valentines! I love everything about this mail from the beautifully decorated envelope to all the stickers, especially the glittery Little Mermaid sticker. <3
Jeepers rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Love all the stickers and paper, thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!❤
Comment: Thank you!
JennaZ rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much! Have a fantastic Valentine's day!
MawBella rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you❣️
Comment: Thanks!
patchworkchickadee rated for New Year 2018 Pen Pal on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your letter, Mary! I seem to have gotten behind in my correspondence lately, but I will be writing back.
smartin85 rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #83 on Jan 31, 2018

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CurlyTea on Aug 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Matts on Feb 6, 2018:

I'm running a biblical swap from 2/7 to 2/28 you should come out and try it. its a stage 3 swap.


stiffneck78 on Dec 20, 2017:

CurlyTea on Sep 1, 2017:

midwestkiwi on Apr 15, 2017:

Aww. What a sweet thank you for the RAK. You are most welcome, and THANK YOU for the cute stickers--I love bees.

yvonne401 on Apr 15, 2017:

I'm glad you liked the prize from CSG bingo!



ladydy5 on Mar 20, 2017:

welcome to our great swap with great swappers So join in Thriftstore Find group

petaluda on Mar 15, 2017:

I want to say a big "Thank you Mary" for my February WTA ( swaps in USA group) I love the elegant stationary, the butterflies stickers and the red/ pink love jar stickers :) Have a blessed day Kalliopi

yvonne401 on Mar 14, 2017:

Congratulations for winning bingo in the Christian Swappers Group!



jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 ! welcome to the swap! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

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