Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2020 10:37 pm


Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: April 1, 2020
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

Retired 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 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.


Sparrowlings rated for Swap the Rainbow--Yellow on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the package!!!! I adore yellow, and it was so awesome unpacking such a bright collection of things :) The cards were wonderful!
mcorbus rated for Walk Thru the Alphabet - E on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: E was a little hard. You did a great job. Thank you
ablev92 rated for Mystery 350 - Q&A on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your thoughtful answers I really loved reading them! I would love to be able to take a peek at the scrapbook you've been working on for date nights and what a great idea! Also i've been seeing lots of signs of spring in northern ny here to. Hopefully it is early on the way! PS what was the type of paper you used? I loved the feel.
Response: I really don't know what the paper is. It says ESLEECK CLEAR ERASE 25% COTTON. I think it's a kind of parchment. I'm forever picking up things like this at garage sales and thrift shops.
CookieMomster78 rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #2 on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing this beautiful leanin’ tree greeting card! I always enjoy their cards and find them to be frame-worthy without a doubt! Will enjoy the coloring PC too! 😉
kleedawn rated for BLUE BLUE All things blue / SFR on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much !!!! There was even stuff in there my kids enjoyed ! And the little tiny bunny was the cutest !
Jodi1982 rated for Walk Thru the Alphabet - D on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: What a lovely surprise this was! I loved your creativity. Happy Swapping! P.S. How is the quilt coming along?
Response: Thanks for the heart. The quilt is c-o-m-I-n-g. I had to recut 22 pieces because I cut them too short. Hate when that happens !!
euniceq rated for Eyes closed swap 29 on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards and the lovely letter. It was so nice of you to include that as an extra!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Random PC Swap #2 on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: I like the vintage PC! Spring is a wonderful time of year with all the new buds and planting people do.
kochijapan rated for Eyes closed swap 29 on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for beautiful cards!
Comment: Thank you for the Mercury PC. I’m going to check out that website for 🌙 lamps 🌟.
HappyMom rated for Eyes closed swap 29 on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: The cards are great and i loved your letter too. Stay warm :)
Suzyanner rated for Postcards: Outer Space - USA Only on Feb 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great Mercury card! Your moon lamp sounds great!
aprilivy rated for Eyes closed swap 29 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!
AZmom875 rated for Note on a Napkin 📮📬📧 on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: What a great note on a napkin. Where in grew up in Michigan the DQs closed for the winter. I loved DQ one year it was still open in NOV for my birthday and closed the next day. Fond memories. I have read book one of Outlander and have watched season one to how it compared to the book. I found the end of the book interesting, when she talks to the priest to resolve her guilt about being married to Jamie and Frank.
Autist rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - C on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: WOW!!! So many Cs to see!! What a fun package!! I have so much fun with this! Thank you!!
debbiespoms rated for Eyes closed swap 29 on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely PC's. Esp. the coloring PC ( so small & cute of kitties!). Thank you for your very nice note too.Our weather has been extremely cold too. Not to mention, we've had our fair share of snow. Am tired of it all & more than ready for Spring. I also enjoyed your little history lesson on the PC's you sent.
Fabriqueen rated for Postcards: Cats - USA Only on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool cat card! Hugs, Diane
ToujoursMoi rated for Cat news on cat notecard🐱✨ on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for your lovely note card and the enclosed photos. Your cats are so cute. Boo cat looks like my Mom’s former cat Max. And he did the same with things on tables. Great swap. Thank you
Sagebrushs rated for Postcards: Cats - USA Only on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thanks so much for everything. I enjoyed reading your note. The poems are amazing! Again, thanks alot! Take care.

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kssunlover1947 on Jul 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for finishing my Collab Coloring PC. I love how colorful these cards are and how everyone colors their sections.

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Lina279 on Feb 27, 2018:

Thank you for being extra)

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

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