Swap-bot Time: February 8, 2023 10:43 pm


Original Member
Last Online: February 8, 2023
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I am a definite snail mail addict. I love both sending and receiving mail. I have never not sent a swap and appreciate when someone tells me if a swap doesn't arrive. I have resent swaps with no problems, just am not psychic that something didn't arrive. I also rate all swaps the day they arrive.

I'm a Southern California native, married, mother of two and grandmother of three. I am retired! I retired twelve years ago and love every minute of my life. Still wondering when I had the time to work as I have so much I enjoy doing and not enough time to complete everything. I especially love writing pen pals and would love to hear from you. Just send me a note for my address. I love cooking, baking, reading, making cards and about anything else I am doing. I enjoy anything to do with Christmas. I always enjoy making at least one gift for each member of my family. This year there are lots of crocheted pot holders, some counted cross stitch magnets and a few counted cross stitch bookmarks. I have 21 family members and give each one 25 small gifts as Advent gifts. They are all wrapped in aluminum foil. I shop year round and often put items I receive in swaps in the boxes. I also love sending naked mail and my grandchildren have learned not to be surprised at what arrives in the mail. I live close enough to the original Disneyland to see the nightly fireworks

Favorite Movies

Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express

Favorite Crafts

OK, I lack a lot in the talent department but not in the enjoy trying department so I keep having fun trying. I enjoy making envelopes, counted cross stitch, huck weaving, crocheting and want to get back to making note cards. I am just starting ATCs. Actually, haven't made one yet but have the supplies.

What I like to receive


something unique from your country or part of the U.S.

recipes or cookbooks put out by churches or clubs - used is fine

anything to do with cookies = recipes, cookie cutters, etc.

washi tape, this is something new and fun for me.

anything to do with Christmas (OK, I don't consider snowmen to have anything to do with Christmas)

Gingerbread men and anything with Gingerbread men on it

I am a desert rat and wish I could move back to the desert. I love tortoises, cactus, lizards, snakes and anything else that reminds me of the desert.

anything with the Pillsbury Dough Boy on it

favorite colors are any jewel tone.

small counted cross stitch projects, especially Christmas or bookmarks, or 14 count fabric in any color

Something that interests you and will expand my world and knowledge

something small I can give as Christmas gifts


things I don't like

Anything to do with prejudice or hate.

anything to do with nudity

long dislike lists


memo pads


Kawaii or other cute things. I'm not a cute person.

then again, I love surprises so most everything is OK

Post card preferences

I have joined a lot of post card swaps recently and just realized I never added any post card preferences. Part of the reason is I like most any post card. Preferences though include large letter cards, scenery, pictures of the area where you live or where you like to visit, wild animals, birds and reptiles, or wild flowers. I am not a great fan of art type cards but once in awhile they are good. I have had some great homemade cards however I also have had a few cards that were just stickers slapped on a piece of cardboard. If the latter is what you plan to send, don't waste your postage. I do prefer real stamps on the cards. I also love notes on the cards, something about you and where you live or what is shown on the card. An interesting note and a real stamp usually gets a heart. I prefer my cards to be naked but up to you.


I enjoy giving hearts and and am fairly liberal when i give them. That said, there are a couple of things that won't get you a heart.

First, if you don't spell my name oorrectly I most likely won't give you a heart. Come on, at least pay that much attention to the swap.

Second, if you don't put the swap name on the swap most likely I will be too tired to give you a heart by the time I search for the swap to rate it.

Adding junk. OK, it is fun to find an extra from my wish list in a package but so often I get things I don't want and I just have to throw them out. Please just give me what the swap requires. I have enough of my own junk I don't need yours.

I also love real stamps so they help me want to give hearts.

Favorite Books

I llove to read and read most anything except sci-fi and poetry. Memoirs, historical fiction and memories are my favorite. Just now I'm reading. lot of WW11 books. I also love mysteries and love both Jonathon and Faye Kellerman.


MandaPanda813 rated for would your rather pc 2 intern on Feb 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. I’d rather have a maid too. WoHeLo!
MelissaLB rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #329 on Feb 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card. Your weekend sounded very nice. Happy belated birthday to your husband.
Comment: sounds like it was a lovely day :)
Comment: Love love the Mickey pc!!!!!! Thanks so much! Have a great day!
concxrde rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #328 on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and lego postcard! It sounds like you managed to have a productive weekend ☺️💓
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! Thanksgiving sure sounds like a big logistic effort!
Comment: Thank you. My grandmother always grew poppies. They were always so pretty.
Response: Thank you for the rating.
bluecrayons rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #326 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: thanks for your weekend update. i've never seen monk. so happy your avocado tree is blessing you. did you make anything to go with the guacamole dinner?
Response: We don't have anything with guacamole I put it on sour dough toast. It makes a perfect meal.
Comment: Thank you so much. I really enjoyed reading through your days. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the diary.
CRAFTiiChrissy rated for Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap on Jan 23, 2023
Response: Thank you for the hart.
Itchy rated for Flower Notecard - Global 🌸 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks! :)
nanadiana rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #327 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. The donuts sounded delicious! Yum! Take care and thanks again for sharing!
Comment: Congrats to your grandson We just went to NYC at Christmas It’s spectacular then !
susieq11 rated for Three Truths and a Lie #6 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great aerial view of the Statue of Liberty and for joining my swap! I will guess that the lie is that you lost 100 lbs over the pandemic?!? Let me know!! : ) -- WOW! That's amazing!!!
Response: Nope, the lie is about my so called Master's Degree. Wish I had one.
Comment: Happy to "see" you again! Have a wonderful weekend.
Comment: Thanks, it’s cool how interesting the list is just by being different from mine!
myancey rated for PH: List 5 Series - Plans for 2023 on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Good Luck on all your goals for this year ! I love the tiger sticker. Thanks
Comment: Cute postalette and pleasant letter. Thank you!
Chickenmama rated for Postcard , Letter , Tea swap on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!! I will write back soon!! Hugs, Stacey

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Heirloom on Dec 24, 2022:

from USA Happy Mail

Mimi7 on Dec 10, 2022:

thank you so much for the wonderful disney stickers!! Happy Holidays!!

chimerix on Dec 9, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and the great stickers! Mele Kalikimaka!

RAKs only CC tag

AJ73 on Dec 7, 2022:

Hi and a Thank you for the RAKS ONLY USA Christmas Card Tag and the two sheets of sitckers Christmas stickers. I love the vintage look! Where did you get them ? They're very nice.

Highlander18 on Dec 5, 2022:

Thank you very much for RAKS ONLY USA~ 2022 Christmas Card TAG - very nice card and very useful forever stamps - love the texture on the two sheets of stickers - first time have seen something like this.

BookLover9273 on Dec 5, 2022:

Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and stickers inside for the Christmas Card Tag in RAK group! Happy Holidays!

Poohtat on Dec 5, 2022:

RAKs Christmas card tag. Thank you for the card and the goodies. Happy Holidays

JuneRosebud on Dec 4, 2022:

Julia, Thank you for the RAK Nov. RAK #1, holiday notecards, draw Nov. 28 on RAKS ONLY USA. I couldn't find a place to list that I had received them on the group.

grammypammy on Dec 3, 2022:

RAKS ~ Christmas Card Tag

Thank you for the pretty Christmas card, for the Forever stamps and vintage images (love those).

Hugs, Pam

colleenbUSA on Oct 19, 2022:

Thank you so very much for the RAK of stamps! They're always needed!

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