Swap-bot Time: August 20, 2018 7:12 am


Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: August 19, 2018
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.


LoveThis rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: thankyou for the card
Coss rated for Coloring Collab PC #49 add postage on Aug 14, 2018
jn6754 rated for Themed Photo Swap #1 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: I can see why you love those pictures. We have the same likes. Your letter is very much appreciated today. It was a rough day at work, and your letter made me relax and smile. Thank you for the lovely swap.
Response: Glad you liked them. Receiving a letter always is a little "pick me up" for me. Something we all need once in awhile.
vlhafer54 rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you - stay cool!
bluerose3 rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you
HexG rated for My swap bot name on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard ~ You have a creative name! I've always liked the name gizmo! I bet he was one cool cat :)
Artistic rated for Button Swap #2 on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Sew cute! :) While I won't be sewing, I will be crafting with these cute buttons. My favorites are the dragonfly and the tab of three purple/yellow flowers. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks June - loved reading your lists of five! :)
Comment: Thank you so much, June. I love your sweet note as well!
TamiTam55 rated for SWL ~ Summer Reading PC #8 on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: I've read Outlander and the second book and half of the third book. I've seen all the seasons of the show and can't wait for seasons 4-6!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing swap. The little hoodie notebook you used was so cute!
kssunlover1947 rated for First and last lines No.3 on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the info about the book you are reading. I don't really read the scary books. I like different types, Science fiction, romance, mystery. The ones I am reading now are actually childrens books but they are so interesting. The original Wizard of Oz books.
Hikue rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: thanks for my 3 vintage PC's x
Comment: Thank you for all you sent. I will enjoy adding to your card and passing it along. Good luck on your weight loss. I have trouble loosing also but not for the same reason. It is even harder when you are by yourself. So hard to cook for just 1.
Comment: Was too wet, now too hot, mosquitoes are bad. Cats in garage or in hedge shade. Thank you.
jn6754 rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Love the squares. Your note made me smile. Hope the weather get better. Thank you!
samjowers rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Loved your letter! thanks for the fabric! thanks for joining my swap
Alisha98119 rated for 5 Oddities for 5$ ROUND 8 on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Fun swap!
Vickyen rated for Collab Coloring PC #44 Add postage on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Hi June! Always good to hear from you! Hope the Dollar General is working out good for all! Your notecard was so pretty and the coloring pc is fun! Looking forward to adding to it! Happy 4th of July - Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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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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