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Date Joined: January 14, 2008
Last Online: June 21, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

I have had some truly wonderful experiences on Swap-bot, but I have also been disappointed by the number of people who do not rate. I really do try to carefully read the swap requirements and the profiles of the people I send to and to send something I think the receiver will enjoy. Anyway, for now I will discontinue using the site. I wish the rest of you well here. It has been fun.

We have an adorable miniature schnauzer. Our son named him Rover. I love it. I have never actually known anyone with a dog named Rover even though it is one of the classic names. I work part time for a CPA and on-call doing live scanning.

I am married and have two children: an adult daughter and a son who is about to start college.

My husband is retired. He keeps busy with the house, cars and Rover.

I am a Christian and love church. I think of it as a preview of heaven. I am involved in the Women's ministry at the non-denominational church around the corner and down the street from my

I have lived in California since I was a few months old and have no desire to live anywhere else, though I would like to visit. My daughter would want me to say that most of you probably wouldn't like it here, what with all the earthquakes and wildfires and mudslides and all. I think she is just hoping to be able to afford to buy a home here herself someday.

Things I Like

In general, I like joyful, whimsical, colorful, funny, romantic things.

I enjoy fiber crafts (especially crochet) and paper crafts. I will do almost anything craft-wise, but those are my favorite types. So I would love to get anything connected with fiber: yarn, fabric, embroidery floss, trims, etc. or interesting papers, scraps, ephemera, stickers.

Since joining Swap-bot I have discovered Dotee dolls and have started doing inchies and zentangles. What fun!

Colors: If I have to choose, I would say pinks, blues, purples, but it would be hard for me to name a color I did not like.

Music: I mostly like country and worship music, but I do like rock, classical, swing, show-tunes and even barbershop quartet. We just went to see Opera's Greatest Hits. Who knew? I like opera, too.

TV: Amazing Race, Outlander, Fat Guys in the Woods

Movies: Signs, Galaxy Quest, Sense and Sensibility, Stranger than Fiction, Crash, National Treasure, Happy Accidents, Stardust, Date Night and romantic comedies in general.

Books: The Mark of the Lion Trilogy and The Last Sin-Eater (the movie is horrible) by Francine Rivers, The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge, The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Refiner's Fire by Sylvia Bambola, and Persuasion by Jane Austen.

I also enjoy historical and contemporary romances especially if they are humorous.

My favorite book growing up was Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.

Things I Don't Like

I don't like scary things or things that fall under the category I call "life sucks and then you die."

No skulls (unless they are on jolly halloween skeletons), no Stephen King-type things, no blood and gore, if you please.

Also, I don't like the smell of eucalyptus.

A Simple List

Here is a simple list of easily mailable things I like (in case you were wondering):

A: ATC's

B: buttons, bookmarks, bottlecap pincushions

C: crocheted flowers, trim, bookmarks, dishcloths, jewelry, etc.; chocolate, charms

D: dolls (small, especially dotee dolls)

E: earrings (pierced -- beaded or crocheted)

F: foreign coins, fibers

H: hand-painted and/or hand-stamped papers

I: inchies

J: jokes, jewelry (handmade), junk journal fodder

K: knitted dishcloths

M: moo cards, matchboxes

N: needlecases

P: paper, paper scraps, postcards

Q: quotes

R: recipe cards (blank or with a favorite recipe), rickrack, ribbon

S: stamps (cancelled), stickers, scrumbling bits

T: tatting, tags

V: verses (from the bible)

W: wool felt, washi tape samples

X: X-mas cards

Y: yarn (clean, please)

Z: zentangles, zines


jaimierandolph rated for One Stamp Washi Swap #8 (USA) on Jan 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi! The really wide one is great!
Lonestarchild rated for Ephemera Destash #1 on Aug 19, 2016
Comment: Such a fun envie! And the part two -- crossword puzzle. How fun is that! Thank you!!
Missir rated for Handmade envelope swap on Aug 2, 2016
Comment: I love these envelopes! Thank you so much!
Wingy rated for Build a Junk Journal #4 on May 21, 2014
Comment: thank you for the wonderful asst. of papers..especially the painted ones...love them all...thanks
lexfrog rated for Build a Junk Journal #3 on May 9, 2014
Comment: Thanks for all the junk journal goodies! I may even use the envie in my junk journal!
Peony rated for Build a Junk Journal #2 on May 3, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for the great envelopes JoAnn! I will be thrilled to use them in my junk journal!
CraftLoco rated for Little ATC Houses #3 - USA Only on Apr 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for your great ATCs!! I'm happy to see my neighborhood growing as well. It's growing faster with your generosity of sending two! Thanks again!! Cheers, Holly
lexfrog rated for Build a Junk Journal #1 on Mar 10, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the papers! Looking forward to assembling my junk journal!
ladydy5 rated for Junkity Junk Junk on Mar 10, 2014
Comment: I can cerrtainly use that" junk". Thank you.
JenRed rated for Litte ATC Houses #2 - USA only on Mar 7, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the THREE little houses! I especially like teh one with the stitching!
Comment: Wow that was a crazy amount of stuff! It was so perfect thank you! I wanted to eat the chocolate stickers! Did you make that little notepad!
Response: I'm so glad you liked your happy mail. It was fun to look for things I thought you might like. Yes, I did make the notepad. I made a bunch to use as stocking stuffers last Christmas.
Comment: Thanks to you and you daughter for the great Valentine's. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day.
suepier rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the cute cards.
maceypeach rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy Valentines Day! <3
thevmatt rated for * PP Pink Valentine Day ATC* on Feb 13, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
Stacy97 rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable Valentine & all of the fun extras! I can't wait to use them in my Smashbook!
CariahCreates rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the cute valentine (and thanks to your daughter too-loved the Scooby valentine)!
cindycake rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 2, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Valentines, and please thank your daughter for me as well :3
dterrell rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 2, 2014
Comment: Happy Valentine's Day to you and Heather! Thank you both so much for the cards and extras! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra valentine and paper bits

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RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

rinfrog on Jan 29, 2011:

Hello! I wanted to thank you for joining my zentangle bookmark swap! I love your ABC's...I am newly addicted to zentangles myself, they are alot of fun to create! Have a Great Day!

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:



The Crafting Queens group~

lepapillonvert on Feb 13, 2010:

Because the sun can't shine every day, we have crafts and swap partners. Glad my pc brightened your day.

spin on Sep 17, 2009:

It already got there!!! That was fast! :D So glad you like it! I am having so much fin making them :D


(would swap with you again in a heartbeat! )

jeanetteB on May 16, 2009:

Thank you Joanie I love the scripture ATC, always the best in my book. I think you did a fine job with markers only, and I thank you for the thought of the mosaic tiles, Very nice. So I understood that the tiles themselves were hand made???? If I am correct in that, wow, cool beans. All your personal touches were thoughtful, thanks, WINK! Jeanette

HoneyBadger on Feb 26, 2009:

I saw one of your Zentangles on the opening Swapbot screen, and followed it to your Flickr. Your Flickr pics are great, and we have lots of the same interests in crafts. I really liked the Zentangle Inchies. That swap might have to be resurrected so I can play too! I found that a lot of the patterns I use for background quilting on my quilts work for Zentangles. What fun they are :-)

moonswings on Jan 13, 2009:

I loved your swap packages (especially the sun drawing on the envie!) and I laughed as I read your letter about you & your daughter watching Big Bang Theory. My hubby & I LOVE that show! Thanks again for the sun! :)

JennyTheArtist on Apr 7, 2008:


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