Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2017 2:25 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: August 23, 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: Thank you for such a fun-filled envie!
Comment: thank you for the 4x6 project life cards. =) have fun at the scrapbook convention. =)
Crazipurplelady rated for A 💌1PLG-Summer Share on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: I am so loving everything you sent me! I love them way you packed it up too. It's ALL too cute and love the beads you made! 100 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
ShyAnn64 rated for WOW: The Most washi! on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: You spoiled me with so much washi and tea!!! Thank you so much! 💝
Comment: Oh my goodness! What an awesome selection of Ephemera - THANK YOU!!!! I loved looking through it all. The written ledger page has to be my most favorite :)) (That is going to be treasured and never given out or used in mail art - LOL) Thanks again for a great swap xxx
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked everything. I had fun gathering it all. The ledger paper - I got that when I was helping a friend set up for an estate sale. No one wanted those old books but I thought they would make fun pages in junk journals.
Sharlie rated for Envelope Flip Book on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful flip book! I love the woodland theme and all the goodies! I love the cute little fox paper clip and the holiday washi. Thank you for such a great swap!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you SO much for the amazing bookmarks! I absolutely love them! And I really appreciate the fun extras you added to the envelope. Thanks so much for joining my swap!
Kyari rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much!
karenc5079 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: the labels are wonderful.
Pandd rated for Make a Moomin on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Love your Moomin. I have never done a Moomin before and had a good time with it. Thank you for the extras and the wonderful atc. Pat💕💕
lawchick rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
HisChild rated for Butterfly Pocket Letter on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Love everything about this pocket letter. And the history lesson about your town. My best friend's nickname is peaches as well so that put a smile on my face.
pandora808 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!! 😄
shinyserra rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Those vintage pages are awesome.
kfaye rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love the teas & napkins :D
sybil31562 rated for Playing Cards Swap - Clubs on Jul 11, 2017
Somewhatfanciful rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the swap items. I love the address labels...so thoughtful of u.
metammi123 rated for ATC - Diddl & Friends on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: love the ATC and the washi .. I really love the tiny envelopes that add an extra goodie to open Thank you made me smile ...
greygooselime rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Love the labels thank you!

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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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