Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2017 9:12 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: April 25, 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!


camelsamba rated for 2017 Reading Log - 1st Quarter on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the reviews. I think I may have found a couple to add to my list. And thanks for the tea - I should sip a cup on my porch while reading :^)
Comment: Beautiful ATC, I love the birdie. Thanks.
SheWolf rated for Mega Free Theme ATC Swap - USA Only on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and the extras
Comment: very cute - I love the colors.
annielou rated for Mega Free Theme ATC Swap - USA Only on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: I love the "keep a song in your heart" ATC!!! It is so cute. Thank you!
tishttr1 rated for Mega Free Theme ATC Swap - USA Only on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You :-) ... and thank you for the washie tape too !!!
jannieb rated for USATC: Cat Themed ATC Swap on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the adorable cat ATC!
jannieb rated for Mega Free Theme ATC Swap - USA Only on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the pretty bird ATC!
mcall rated for Add bunny ears to that! ATC USA on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Cute ATCs!! I love them :)
biasbabe rated for Easter Holiday Card on Apr 18, 2017
turtles27 rated for TJK: Flip Book Journal on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful journal! I love it!!
Mimi7 rated for Bunny ATC on Apr 16, 2017
Comment: Hi Renee, I love the bunny ATC!! :) Thanks for the extra papers too!!
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for Easter ATCs - non religious on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Wow! These are great! The egg-shaped ATC is amazing. Love them! Adding to my favorites❤️❤️❤️Happy Easter💐
draco rated for recipe journal-usa on Apr 10, 2017
Comment: thank you. the recipes look interesting
lyzz rated for Cat ATC #6 on Apr 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! It looks like you spend so much time making the ATC and the card and the envelop! Thank you for the postage stamps too! Love them! And I think that is a great deal!
Gwillisinc rated for USA ATC ~ Easter Rabbit ATC on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: What a cute Ears'ter card. Those ears remind me of my Bostons. love the 'bone' paper also. You are right, we have alot in common
pearlswithplaid rated for USAPC ~ Rabbit ATC on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: This bunny is adorable. Thank you for a wonderful ATC!
DorothyH rated for Give your penny the squeeze #1 on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: THANK YOU Renee. Congratulations you are my first swap bot partner! Thank you for both the pennies and the washi tape!
piglet59645 rated for Easter ATC on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: What an adorable little bunny atc. Was he stamped and cut out? Thank you for the awesome ATC and for the little note and stamps. :)
Response: Yes, the bunny was a rubber stamp I found at Hobby Lobby. He is cute, isn't he?
Kdguard rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: Love the story

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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

jaimierandolph on Sep 3, 2016:

Profile Check for Handmade Embellished Paperclips Thank you for joining in the swap! I hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

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