Swap-bot Time: June 27, 2017 12:10 am


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: June 26, 2017
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States

About Me

I live in a small town in Texas that has one blinking yellow light and a few stop signs. I have a fur child, Peaches. I taught public school for 33 years: home economics. I retired in 2014.

I like to crochet . I am currently working on pet mats for a local animal adoption center. I also make hats for chemo patients and cocoons for preemies.

ABC Likes:
A - Aqua, Austria, Aprons
B - Bunnies, Big Bang Theory
C - Cats, Crochet, Crafting, Chocolate, Country music, Calvin & Hobbes
D - Dancing, Dallas Cowboys, Dirty Dancing (the movie)
E - Easter
F - Flowers
G - Gnomes
H - Hello Kitty, Hedgehogs
I - Iced tea
J - Journals, 'Junking'
K - Kittens, Kolaches
L - Lavender, London
M - Morning pages, Marshmallows
N -
O - Otters
P - Pink, Pocket letters, Polka music, Pressed pennies, Pinterest
Q -
R - Red, Reading, Rubber ducks, Road trips
S - Sewing, Spring, San Antonio Spurs, Snoopy, Suzy's Zoo
T - Travel
U -
V -
W - Washi tape, Willie Nelson, Waterfalls, Watermelon, Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too!)
X -
Y - YouTube, Yarn
Z -

Favorite Music

The only time I really listen to music is when I’m in the car. And then, the radio station is set on country music or I may listen to cds. Most of those are either country or polka/waltz music from local bands. Polka music is ‘happy music for happy people’!

Favorite Books

I like to read, mainly fiction. I have a small collection of books about pets! When I get one of those, they stay with me. When I finish with other books, I either donate or give to someone else. I also like reading personal stories from World War II.

Favorite Movies

I don’t watch a lot of movies. Even growing up, we never went to the movies. Living out in the country didn’t lend itself to being able to go to the movies. Now, if I go to movies, it will be for a romantic comedy. I don’t care for horror movies or sci fi.

Favorite Television

My guilty pleasure is watching reality shows, such as Big Brother, Bachelor and Bachelorette, Survivor and Amazing Race. I always wanted to be a contestant on the Amazing Race (before they started doing those really difficult roadblocks and challenges!). I also like to watch Jeopardy and get really excited when I can know the question, especially the final question! Other favorite shows include House Hunters, Tiny House Nation, Texas Flip & Move and Flip or Flop, The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls

. Favorite Crafts

I love to crochet. I make pet mats for local animal shelters, cocoons for preemies and chemo hats for cancer patients. I also make scarves, dishcloths, just about anything that isn’t too difficult. Let me crochet and watch television and I am a happy camper!

I used to make a lot of beaded items – jewelry, Christmas ornaments, etc. But I haven’t been doing a lot of that lately.

I have always had a fondness for paper crafting. Anything to do with paper makes me smile. Scrapbooking, journals, now pocket letters and trying ATCs – any of that makes me happy!

I also sew. I have been sewing since I was nine years old – that was a looooong time ago. I also taught sewing when I was teaching and that was my favorite part of the year.

I will try just about any craft. People would always ask me, “Why are you making that?” My answer would be, “To see if I can!”


I don't have a lot of dislikes and am pretty easy to please. That being said... if you would like receiving what you are sending me, than I will most likely be happy to receive it.
The only holiday that I am not fond of is Halloween. I don't like the ghoulish, creepy, etc. things that are associated with Halloween (including skulls and crossbones). If I participate in a swap dealing with Halloween, I would prefer the cute, smiley ghosts, bats, cats, etc. I can send the 'creepy' kind but I prefer to receive the 'cutesy' kind!


Comment: I love them, thank you so much! I have never even heard of this place. I might just have to check out that youtube video you mentioned.
georgiafae rated for Map It Mail Art on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Great ATC-now I do know where you live! Thanks for the postcards. The one with the motel and cars could have been a ND one-lots of places like that existed. And it's great to get postage stamps for my collection! Thanks for sharing everything! Happy Swapping!
lou rated for WIYM: Washi Card and Envie! on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty cards and Washi tape, too!
Comment: What a beautiful book! I love all the quotes. The thoughtfulness and creativity you put into the book is very heart warming. Thank you for making me such a special book!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
marlak2008 rated for Create a Christmas Envelope on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great Christmas envelopes! You are very generous. I will definitely use them!
AtTheSmithHouse rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: I love the ATC! and thank you for the tea and washi tape :)
kssunlover1947 rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for everything. The cat looks a lot like my Annabelle except for the eyes.
Arabella rated for Playing Cards Swap - Spades on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Great cards, Renee! Love the Coca-Cola one and the Alaska eagle! Thank you so much!!
draco rated for Bible verse journal may on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: thank you for all the great verses you sent
Robinarie rated for Playing Cards Swap - Hearts on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Hearts ~ Great Variety!
Comment: Loved the ATC's that you made. They are such a delight to have in my collection. Thank you gain for such great cards.
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC's they are lovely just like the first set. Thank you again for the wonderful job on them.
Comment: Love it, sorry for the late rating!
craftygirl rated for Give your penny the squeeze! #2 on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed looking around their website and watched the Chad Prather video. Wish they had those here, and an online store!
ValerieM rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap (USA only) on May 27, 2017
Comment: I adore this ATC. Thank you- Love calvin & hobbs! Thank you for the extras.
grannysimpson rated for Playing Cards Swap - Diamonds on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank for all the different cards and the extra goodies
spotteddogs rated for FBF- Just Sayin' on May 24, 2017
Comment: Wow ... thanks so much for all of the embellishments!! You obviously put a lot of work in these and they are wonderful. Thanks so much for joining this swap!
scrappycats rated for FBF- Just Sayin' on May 24, 2017
Comment: very nice
Comment: This just arrived today, and it's just fantastic! Thanks for the Washi samples as well!

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BetsyG on May 8, 2017:

I received the jam you finished today. I love what you added. I hope you will continue to participate. Have a great day!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


emilynhr on Dec 24, 2016:

Meowy Christmas!

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

Linsoid on Nov 2, 2016:

Thanks for all the Lovely stickers and address labels! I sent out your tea advent packages late last week so let me know when you get it!

RyeRye on Oct 16, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Artistic on Oct 7, 2016:

So glad you like the feather tape! Have fun with it.

jaimierandolph on Sep 21, 2016:

Profile Check for Swap: Any kind of Washi or WHATEVER swap #1 Welcome to swap. Hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jaimierandolph on Sep 17, 2016:

Profile Check for Dollar Store Washi Swap!!!!! Hope you enjoy the swap! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

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