Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 1:20 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States

About Me

I am very proud of my 5 rating. I NEVER flake. If you do not receive from me I am glad to re-send. All you need to do is send a me a PM and I will get a re-send out by the next day.

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!


bbsporty rated for AMMM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all of the great washi samples!
Comment: got the resend today. Thank you so much!!! I love the card & all the extras!!! I'd give you 100 hearts if it would let me!!!
Macw1975 rated for Crazy Cat Lady Note Card on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: I got the resend today. Thank you so much!!! I love the card & all the extras!!! I'd give you 100 hearts if it would let me!! Your cats sound pretty awesome & I like the quote. I just might live forever, too even though I only have 2 cats. Thank you!!!
Comment: Renee, thank you for the lovely washi selection! Such lovely patterns. And thank you doubly for the amazing vintage postcard--WOW! Postage has certainly risen, hasn't it? I love that you 'personalized' my card--really special--thank you!
joybells2426 rated for AMMM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the beautiful washi!!!
SusanJohnson rated for My Mailbox Is Empty #2 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Renee for the lovely floral card and matching envelope, the teas and your nice note. I used to have a craft both too and I remember filling out all those price tags. :D It is wonderful that you honor your Mom by spending time with her and helping her. You mentioned grocery shopping. I miss my Mom when I am shopping for groceries; especially when I find a really good deal because that always made her so happy. Polka dancing; now that is something I've never tried but sounds really fun! So far I am really enjoying being back in SwapBot thanks to thoughtful swappers like you! Susan Johnson :)
gck rated for My Mailbox Is Empty #2 on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card, teas, and Hello Kitty FB! It was great to read about your week!
sweetgypsy rated for Dog With a Heart on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Cute - thanks for the extra bits
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Flowers to Brighten Our Day on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra special swap you sent with the super flowery envelope, awesome floral tapes plus lots of extras and the nice flower and cat stickers! It was the first happy mail I've had in like 4 days! :) :)
AlyssaYFTM rated for Crazy Cat Lady Note Card on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! Your cats are beautiful! I love the story of Samantha. :) Thank you for the washi tape, too!
Comment: Love, love, love the animal washi you sent! Some fun stuff..can’t wait to get to use it. Love the playing cards and the animal shaped paper clips, too! Thanks so much! ❤️
JustSmurfie rated for Crazy Cat Lady Note Card on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: You are a great partner to resend the lost package. Thanks so much!!
Comment: Thank you for all the great green washi. I had only one of the several that you sent. I <3 washi!
Comment: Thank you for the great red washi samples and the fun extras! Love how you decorated the envie and the card! ❤️
Comment: 💗💗💗❤️❤️ Love the super cute valentine and all the 💗💗💗 and extras. My 3 year old granddaughter grabbed them to keep in her valentine box
janski48 rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the great Enive of papers! I already have plans for some pieces!
tatntole rated for CSG~ MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP~USA on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Just found your Christmas card, unopened, in a stack of junk mail. Sorry to rate so late.
Comment: wow this is amazing thank you soo much! thanks so much for all the tape i love them. thank you for the extra stick notes i will use them well!

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racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely card you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. Your kind words are so appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. We love the Swap-bot community and hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience!! Happy 2018!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

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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!

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