Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2017 12:18 pm


Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: October 21, 2017
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

Retired for 8 years after working as a Lab Tech for 36 years. We produced animal health care products. I worked in the vaccine department, making vaccines for chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, horses and cats and dogs. It is very interesting work.

I live in a small town in Iowa. I grew up on a farm and will always be a country gal at heart. Big cities are nice to visit but I love the quiet and the friendly people of a little country town.

Now I finally have time to read. I love "scary" books and historical works. Not much into the romance books such as Harlequin.

I like to garden and DH and I had a small produce stand in the Summer for a couple of years. It's wasn't a money making business but we met so many nice people. Plus we were selling healthy fruits and vegetables to people. I miss the fun.

Quilting is one of my favorite crafts and I enjoy all types of sewing. I especially like to make things for children. Cloth ball and blocks and quiet books. Even like to sew Barbie doll clothes. My all time favorite is X-stitching. But I love to try new crafts such as painting, scrapbooking and I've even made some garden art pieces. I'm a good starter but have trouble completing things.

I enjoy rummage sales and flea markets. Usually try to have 2 yard sales every year. Very interested in antiques. Especially old photographs, depression glass and old books. I'm also a collector of many things.

But my greatest love are my 4 kitties. All were strays or shelter adoptions. Even had to bottle feed one of them. They're all spoiled but bring so much joy to our lives. They're our "fur" babies. There's Puff and Gabby. Then Buffit and BOO. He's a character !!

I love Nature and being outside. All things weather, clouds, wind, trees and wildlife. I really enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Been seeing a few chipmunks this year. I used to have one that would take crackers with peanut butter, out of my hand. Love taking walks even in a gentle rain. Walks during a snow fall are wonderful.

Favorite Music

Oldies 50's and 60's Rock 'n Roll

Older Country Music

Older Folk Music (Peter, Paul and Mary)

Easy listening instrumental music

Kid Rock !!!????? Some of his songs are beautiful (Picture with Sheryl Crow) I just don't care for his early years.

Favorite Books

"SCARY" Books --- Horror and Fantasy --- Stephen King -- Anne Rice -- Dean Koontz - Robin Cook

Historical Romances ---
James Alexander Thom - Jane Auel - Catherine Cookson

Non Fiction -- Biographies --- James Herriott

NO Harlequin Romances, please

Favorite Crafts


Sewing teddy bears, dolls and doll clothes and other children toys such as quiet books.

Scrapbooking (beginner)

X - stitching is my greatest love.


Misc. Favorites

Babies and Children and all animals except reptiles


Trying new recipes

Dining out and sightseeing

Patchwork and Rainbow Colors


Angels and Fairies

Rings even the big, bold ones


CHOKIN dishes

Vintage Autograph Books

Depression Glass

Avon Bottles and all things Avon




Oprah Book Club Books

Scrap pieces of fabric for sewing projects

Old photographs

All things CAT

Not My Favorites

Candy because I'm a diabetic

Pierced earrings because I don't have pierced ears

I don't watch a lot of TV or movies because DH is a remote junkie so I just pick up a book

Basically I'm easy to please as I'm always up for trying new and different things.


Chaosfay rated for Collab Coloring PC #15 on Oct 18, 2017
Larina rated for Collab Coloring PC # 15 1/2 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: I love butterflies so this postcard will be super fun to color in. Thanks so much for the extra goodies. Its like you knew what upcoming swaps I had because I can use alot of these items. Thanks bunches!
Kraftylady777 rated for Collab Coloring PC # 14 1/2 on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: THank you so much, June. I can’t wait till color it!
Comment: Thanks June for the lovely blocks..... yes, I can use the "Ooops" block too! :-))
kssunlover1947 rated for Collab coloring PC # 12 1/2 on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for starting a new card and the great note.
Amylord rated for Menu Swap on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the menus! <3
FundyGirl rated for Colaab Coloring PC # 12 on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Pretty card. Looks like you had fun with it. I'm sure I'm going to also. :-)
Tasia570 rated for A letter from my pet on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the super cute letter from Buffit! Sounds like he's never bored! He's very handsome as well! And thank you for the beautiful note card!
blueseabliss rated for Little box of Nature on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: You are now my favorite person on the planet! This was the coolest idea! I'm planting some of the seeds, I absolutely love how you did this and the things you sent! Nope, I have no idea what #19 is either, but it's cool looking....I might use it on an ATC or something! Thank you so very much! You're the BEST EVER!
SparkJoy rated for Menu Swap on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for all the menus and your nice letter. You had the same idea I did, writing up a review of them all and printing it out. I liked the history too. I feel like I took a little trip to Iowa! Your neighbors are lucky to be getting fresh walnuts. If you lived near me I share my limes with you. Happy swapping!
Response: I love lime anything !!! I'd be glad to trade.
Mimi7 rated for Collab Coloring PC # 11 on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Hi June, Loving this Rainbow card to color. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will have to try it. I make a pumpkin bread with chocolate chips, my favorite!! Thanks for the note and the kitty on the outside of the envelope!! :)
lynnerfb rated for Collab Coloring PC # 8 1/2 on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Hello June, Thank you for the beautiful postcard you started for this "Collab Coloring PC" Swap. I loved the colors you used and I love the use of colored pencils. I look forward to coloring the next area and doing as nice a job as you did. I hope I get to swap with you again in the future. Barb sleepingrover2010 P.S. Thank you also for the coloring postcard. I will add it to my supply. As well, T appreciate the notecard you sent along Of Main Street.
moxiekiefer rated for T is for ??? on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Very cute teddy bear, thanks for parting with it =)
Lonestarchild rated for T is for ??? on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the teddy bear card! Hope you had a nice camping vaca!
patchworkchickadee rated for T is for ??? on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the PC and lovely note. We have not camped in a long time either, and your description almost makes me want to pack up and go. If only I didn't have to pack up....and unpack up.
LisaLisa3 rated for Collab Coloring PC 9 1/2 on Sep 4, 2017
Comment: Got the postcard, my extra coloring card for me (yay)...and your lovely note, thank you very much. : )
Comment: You sound like me about summer, when I get mood to sew I take machine on patio and make string blocks. Thank you and still in the 90's and smoky here.
Yakima1955 rated for Collab Coloring PC #9 on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: thanks for the card. It is looking nice. I will be sending it on to its owner shortly. I know it is frustrating when your card never returns. I have had more than a few things get "lost" along the way. Have a great week.
blueseabliss rated for CROW CRAZY on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: June, you are a blessing! I love those little black birds! Thank you for your generosity!

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FundyGirl on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Fish Collab Coloring Postcard. It turned out super cute!

Coss on Sep 2, 2017:

Thanks for sending my CI Collaborative PC home. The end result looked great.

Fabriqueen on Jul 1, 2017:

Hi June, I just want to thank you again for the beautiful birthday card you sent to me! Everyone here are such blessings to my life! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

VelveteenRabbit on Dec 19, 2016:

I got your package today for the FF: Fat Quarter Fun swap and I loooove it! Snowflakes! :D Thank you for the lovely fabric and ribbon, the adorable buttons and the vintage seam binding. Everything was just perfect, and I enjoyed seeing the picture of the quilt. Thanks for taking time to write! :)

squince on Jun 13, 2016:

Thank you for the sweet card and pictures about Dewey!! I loved them!!

lloydp on Jun 6, 2016:

Have a great birthday my friend. Pat Lloyd

Heirloom on Sep 4, 2015:

~New USA swap posted~

for Fabric Fanatics!

Heirloom on Jul 20, 2015:

stevado on Feb 26, 2015:

I want to thank you again for that wonderful swap you sent me. I hope to meet you soon again in swap bot♥♥♥

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