Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2024 8:05 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: June 21, 2024
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States


Please include the WHOLE name of the SWAP on the OUTSIDE of ENVIE and your SWAP MEMBER Name outside

on envie too. + inside envie/package too.

If I can't read it I can't Rate you.* include date of the SWAP too

Favorite Books

Mostly Fiction- Books about: Amish Life, Cook books, Old West, American Indians, Pioneers, Paperback Historical Romances, poetry, Gardening, Bread Baking, any Crafts- Crochet, Quilting. Paper Crafts, DIY -- Christian Fiction, Old Devotionals, Thrift Store Books, Homesteading. Bushcraft, Survival books. Getting so Large Print is much easier to Read..Need to sort out some books that are taking up space..LOL

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, Family Type Movies. New Firestick with Amazon..to watch movies and other TV Shows too.

Christian Themed Movies

Favorite Television

We have digital Antenna - Our son got us Fire Stick from Amazon to watch lots of free digital programing. Love PBS shows. Just found the Australian - Farmer Wants a Wife and watch the American version too. I am trying to watch a Variety of shows. all the Alaskan shows too.
Northern Exposure, All the Veterinary Shows with the animals. Dr Pol etc. crafting, sewing and Quilting.


Check out Rug Mugs or Potholders on Pinterest Oh MY could look on there for hours..

Crochet, Quilting ( I am a Wannabe), Sewing, Card making. Farm House style, Prim Style, Bookmark making, a little Painting..Pen and Ink... Love Decoupage

Wishing for:

Unique/Vintage Buttons, Small Scraps of Quilting Fabric at least 5 inches Square, Different kinds of Twine and Cording Raffia, Hemp, Jute, Twill Ribbon, Vintage Labels -- Easy Crochet Pattern instructions,....Small Leather scraps, .. Love Anything Hand Made by You

Like to do/Collect

Love walking my dog Pepper - she is a Lively energetic Australian Blue Heeler Cattle Dog ! 2/1/2 yrs old. So glad we rescued her from a Shelter.

We have 37 Blueberry Bushes as well as other Berries. Weeds come Free - LOL

~ Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, GRIT magazine, Countryside mag.

I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. Sourdough Bread, Rye bread, Clover Leaf Rolls...Quick Breads.
I splurged last year and bought some shaped baking pans from Nordic ware that were on sale.

. I have loads of Cookbooks.

~Homesteading, Feeding the Birds in the Winter months.

, I collect Wood Picnic Baskets ( great for storage of other stuff I collect like the Doilies), I have my Grandma's Pie Basket, ****4/27/2024 found another Oak basket for $3.00 at local Treasure/Vintage Sale at Community Center in Jefferson. Old and interesting Recipe Boxes, old Children's Grade School Readers and other Books that catch my eye at yard sales etc.,
Old household Linens - Old Calendar dishtowels, doilies, dresser scarves with crocheted edgings,
Hand made wood crafts- We have a hand carved wood hay fork. and big Carved Wooden Spoons . and Wood Saw. Vintage Rolling pins. . New or Vintage Postcards from your State Love Yard and Estate sales, Auctions..., Flea Markets, Thrift Stores,
I Love my pieces of Pottery -that have Blueberries on them. found 2 more pottery pieces with Blueberries and Strawberries...We have 3 Amish made wood Rockers. 2 are Children's rockers. My Husband collects Beer Steins from Germany (marked), to add to his collection he brought home when He was stationed there (Army). and Beer Coasters.

About Me

Its Official : I Retired on June 1, 2022 after working almost 18 yrs doing Home Care for Seniors/ dementia, Alz clients.
I am Diabetic but do not use artificial sweeteners.

I have 3 sons, Justin (44), Adam (39), Zach (34) -- Husband Bill is 72 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! and he was an elected Township Trustee- Retired ! . Well he went back to work for the Township part time.. gets him out of my hair! ! !

I have 6 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons , and 3 Granddaughters.

I drink mostly Water and Green Tea- Love this made into Sun Tea ! ! , Irish Breakfast Tea, White Tea, Herbal Tea, Love Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Peach, other similar Fruity Teas, , don't care for the Strong Flavor of black teas or the Orange Spicy ones Still love a Cold Glass of milk with Ice ! ! and who can pass up Ice cream ? or a Rootbeer Float? Or a tall glass of Vernors' Ginger ale. sometimes will have a couple sips of light wines.

NON SMOKER Please do not send me swap items that smell like Cigarette Smoke

RECYCLE What ever I can.... you will see that I recycle Food Boxes into packages for Swaps..( Cake mix, Brownie, Cereal, Cracker)

Raised on a Farm, Nature Lover, Wildflowers, Wildlife...Gardening. Bird Feeders go up for the Winter. Always Learning.... like the outdoors - But I sunburn easily.

I like the Darker Blues like navy, Blue Denim colors, Jewel tones, Not really into pinks or Yellow to wear, but finding I am liking shades of Purple, Violet, Plum. lavender, lilac. Plaid Flannel Shirts are Warm and look good with bluejeans.

I love the look and feel of Natural woods. Oak and other grained woods. + old Barn wood. and Stone and Brick. Beach Glass and Drift Wood.

sort of independent, sometimes conservative, prefer to stay out of the lead or limelight....
I don't Care for People who don't have COMMON SENSE or know how to use it... or Swappers who can't follow the Swap Requirements I am 69 yr old.

Always look Forward to receiving a Note or Letter you have Written to me included in the Card or package.. Love Reading about YOU , your family, Your Day, what you are Reading or watching on TV or Movies....

My Work... and Education

As of June 1, 2022 I am RETIRED. I worked for Comfort Keepers. Non-Medical In-Home Care for Seniors... I had been with this company for 17yrs. 8 mo. .

I worked almost 9 yrs in a Nursing/Rehab Home in the Activity Dept. / Recreational Activities with Residents. I was a State Tested Nursing Assistant (License with State of Ohio-since 1996- 9/2020, and attended a Wonderful Seminar in Dublin, Ohio as well as in Cleveland, Ohio..for Alzheimer's Patients and Music. Worked in several Factories too.

Where I Have Been....

.Would like to go visit the Alaska and Washington State and Oregon . maybe the Dakotas .... Maybe Florida to see the Orange Trees.. back to the New England States. also would like to visit Ireland and Scotland and Australia. my bucket wish list

just came back from Gatlinburg, TN. ( Oct. 2022)

Rating.and Flakers

March 1, 2024 -- I will try to Rate you same day/next day that I Receive the Swap in the mail... I will always put my Swap-bot name and the name of the Swap on/in my package or Envelope**.
I love Hosting Swaps and try to make them interesting...and I check Your Ratings and Comments before Assigning Partners

"NOTE: I rate according to the criteria set for the Swap, so please follow it. I will PM you...

If you are going to be late, please let me know. I am very Understanding IF YOU Communicate with me BEFORE the Due Date.

If You do Not Contact me, I will not contact you before I rate. Also, I will not be Pressured into giving you a better rating just because you send Extras, so please don't try.".

If there is a Problem with anything I have sent you for a Swap - Please PM me ...before Commenting and I will contact you likewise

I have been Very Pleased with all of my Swaps and Thank You for the Wonderful Ratings and Hearts. and for the new Friends I have Made... ! ! ! I love Hosting Swaps too..


Comment: Thank you Jean for the recipes and recipe card. Both of the recipes looks delicious. Looking forward to trying them both. Thanks for joining my swap. I know you are looking forward to seeing your grandson graduate. Enjoy the picnic on Saturday after graduation. Have a wonderful day.
Response: Love Hearts and the Folks that use them. Had a wonderful time and Great Food !
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Faith Sister May on May 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful envelope of stationary! This will be put to use for sure! Thank you again for another mailing of word search book.
Response: Thank you another envie coming soon.. Thank you for the Heart and kind comment...
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards. I hoped to learn some new things from swaps, from yours I learned a lot. Love the male card. Your friend Joy
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Kind comment..
Comment: thank you. very inspirig
Response: Thank you for the Heart !
LadyJo rated for CF: Color Swap Purple #2 on May 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark, that I love these from you! I enjoyed reading your letter all done up in purple! A nice swap to brighting my day which is rainy and gloomy!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Wonderful Comment !
Sweetrizzo44 rated for GIFT: Faith Sister April on May 13, 2024
Comment: You spoiled me! Thank you for sending me lots of happy mail, messages, and blessings. May the Lord return your kindness with many graces and blessings! God is great! Update: My favorite thing you sent me was the Blossoming Faith. It was so inspiring that I will put it in my daily journal so that I can easily reference it. Thank you for sending me such spiritually nourishing food!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and I was Blessed by your Comment.
Comment: Thank you for the mug rug and book mark. Your friend Joy
Response: Hope you are enjoying the Mug Rug and the tea I sent. Thank you for the Heart ! ! !
TryshaH81 rated for RAF: Blank Recipe Cards Swap on May 1, 2024
Comment: You sound like me! I love to bake more than cook :)
Response: Yep have to be in the mood when baking otherwise they are called Experiments ! ! ! LOL Thank you !
LindaW rated for GIFT Themed Spring Time on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent. The flower napkins would be good for card making.
Response: Thank you for the Heart !
marclively rated for 📚 Book page swap 📚 on Apr 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Response: Hard for me to get pages out of a book if its not just old and torn and falling apart.. Glad they arrived and Thank you for the Heart ! !
Christianmom rated for RAF: Blank Recipe Cards Swap on Apr 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you Jean for the pretty recipe cards. I am like you, I have never seen so many different recipes cards before as well. Thank you for joining my swap!! Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! Made 6 pies for our church fundraiser which was held this past thursday.. Love baking just not the clean up ! ! !
chimerix rated for Make Something with Felt on Apr 21, 2024
Comment: What a wonderful gift! I absolutely love the maroon w/ rick-rack instant coffee wallet. I am going to use it on my upcoming trip to Japan! I absolutely adore it! Aloha
Response: So Glad you like it and you can use it.. You can put other tube drink mixes in there too.. Was going to try to get different coffees but didn't get to town.
Comment: Very nicely done. Thank you for the well written description. Have a happy summer
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! ! I love making bookmarks !!
Sweetrizzo44 rated for GIFT-Faith Sister March on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all of the prayers and encouragement. I opened your package and fell in love with all the fun goodness you sent me. I can't wait to try and bake a few things from the cookbook. The flower bookmarks are beautiful! I will have to use them in the next book I read. Thank you again for all of your kind words and sweet surprises. I feel blessed! Take care and God Bless You too!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and the Blessing of having you be my Faith Sister for March. almost time to leave for Church which starts at 9:30 AM.
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Bird Theme on Apr 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card filled with fun bird items! I enjoyed hearing about the kinds of birds you have in the area!
Response: Tweet Tweet, Thank you for the Kind Heart for this swap... Hugs !
FLWAVE rated for 📚 Book page swap 📚 on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of pages—such vintagey goodness. 📖
Response: Hope you can use all I sent ! Thank you for the Heart !
Comment: thank you!
Aitxiber rated for World Poetry Day — March 21 on Mar 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile and pick poems based on my personal preferences. I loved them! Wishing you a lovely day, please take care ! :)
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! I always check profiles for ideas no matter the Swap. Glad you liked them. isn't it amazing how electronic emails can travel the World...! ! ! We had melting sun yesterday and it snowed again last night. 29* F here right now.
Comment: Hi Jean, Your lovely hedgehog postcard arrived this morning! I think it's great! I've propped it up on the shelf above my desk so I can enjoy looking at it.
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! I need more practice !!
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Tea Time on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: thank you for the nice swap! I read those two books you talked about. I forgot about them but I think I have one of them. Love the teatpot swap cards!
Response: Thank you for the heart. and Glad you can use the teapot Swap Cards...

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MisplacedfromPA on Jun 4, 2024:

Thank you so much for sending me items for the WTA May 2024, Cherry info. The recipe sounds great, yummy. And I LOVE the MARY E., cherry book mark. Thank you so very much.

Poohtat on May 28, 2024:

Thank you for the lovely swap cards for the May RAK in the RAKs group.

Highlander18 on May 17, 2024:

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you very much for May RAK #3 RAKS Only USA - 6 beautiful napkins for my envelope crafting hobby!

yvonne401 on May 14, 2024:

Hi Jean! G.I.F.T. Swaps May, Thanks for the letter!



Zefaniya on May 12, 2024:

Thank you for the May GIFT wish for a birthday card and postage! What’s funny is that I just made a card that looks like this..I’d send it to you to show you but I used it lol

yvonne401 on May 7, 2024:

Hi Jean! I sent out your Pennsylvania Swappers April WTA today.



Mimi7 on May 4, 2024:

Hi Jean I am your faith sister for May. I will be praying for you Also I have a question, Have you ever read the Vinegar Boy? have a great weekend Donna

HeidiJean on Apr 29, 2024:

Thank you for the RAK for something from my likes! I love the swap cards, and I’m very excited to try the teas!

groundhogstamper on Apr 25, 2024:

Thanks so much for the envie full of GIFT April wishes. Love the little punch outs and the pretty memo sheets!

yvonne401 on Apr 15, 2024:

Hi Jean! G.I.F.T. Swaps, April wish, thanks for the nice Christian notecards and for thinking of me!



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