Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 7:33 pm


Original Member
Last Online: October 20, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I just changed my address from my p o box to my home address. Just found out that the post office is sending mail that comes to my box back to sender so please use my home address. Will figure everything out once we are no longer stuck at home. I sure don't want to get covid19 while I am checking on my mail. I may be a snail mail addict but want to live longer so I can remain addicted.

Hi, I am a definite snail mail addict. I love both sending and receiving mail. I have never not sent a swap and appreciate when someone tells me if a swap doesn't arrive. I have resent swaps with no problems, just am not psychic that something didn't arrive. I also rate all swaps the day they arrive.

I'm a Southern California native, married, mother of two and grandmother of three. I am retired! I retired ten years ago and love every minute of my life. Still wondering when I had the time to work as I have so much I enjoy doing and not enough time to complete everything. I especially love writing pen pals and would love to hear from you. Just send me a note for my address. A visit from you would make my post office box happy and me esctatic. I love cooking, baking, reading, making cards and about anything else I am doing. I enjoy anything to do with Christmas. I always enjoy making at least one gift for each member of my family. This year there are lots of crocheted pot holders, some counted cross stitch magnets and a few counted cross stitch bookmarks. I have 21 family members and give each one 25 small gifts as Advent gifts. They are all wrapped in aluminum foil. I shop year round and often put items I receive in swaps in the boxes. I also love sending naked mail and my grandchildren have learned not to be surprised at what arrives in the mail. I live close enough to the original Disneyland to see the nightly fireworks and remember when my father didn't understand why anyone would build an amusement park down in the middle of nowhere. Anaheim has grown since then.

Favorite Movies

Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express

Favorite Crafts

OK, I lack a lot in the talent department but not in the enjoy trying department so I keep having fun trying. I enjoy making envelopes, counted cross stitch, huck weaving, crocheting and want to get back to making note cards. I am just starting ATCs. Actually, haven't made one yet but have the supplies.

What I like to receive


something unique from your country or part of the U.S.

recipes or cookbooks put out by churches or clubs - used is fine

anything to do with cookies = recipes, cookie cutters, etc.

tote bags - including those with advertising


anything to do with Christmas (OK, I don't consider snowmen to have anything to do with Christmas)

Gingerbread men and anything with Gingerbread men on it

I am a desert rat and wish I could move back to the desert. I love tortoises, cactus, lizards, snakes and anything else that reminds me of the desert.

anything with the Pillsbury Dough Boy on it

favorite colors are any jewel tone.

small counted cross stitch projects, especially Christmas or bookmarks, or 14 count fabric in any color

Something that interests you and will expand my world and knowledge

something small I can give as Christmas gifts


things I don't like

Anything to do with prejudice or hate.

anything to do with nudity

long dislike lists


memo pads


Kawaii or other cute things. I'm not a cute person.

then again, I love surprises so most everything is OK

Post card preferences

I have joined a lot of post card swaps recently and just realized I never added any post card preferences. Part of the reason is I like most any post card. Preferences though include large letter cards, scenery, pictures of the area where you live or where you like to visit, wild animals, birds and reptiles, or wild flowers. I am not a great fan of art type cards but once in awhile they are good. I have had some great homemade cards however I also have had a few cards that were just stickers slapped on a piece of cardboard. If the latter is what you plan to send, don't waste your postage. I do prefer real stamps on the cards. I also love notes on the cards, something about you and where you live or what is shown on the card. An interesting note and a real stamp usually gets a heart. I prefer my cards to be naked but up to you.

non raters

@tristitia didn't rate me for the all about me journal swap and while she read both my pm and the one the hostess, @kraftykj sent she didn't respond to either one, Any questions, here s the tracking number. Any questions, here is the tracking number. 9505 5111 4273 6007 4299 55


I enjoy giving hearts and and am fairly liberal when i give them. That said, there are a couple of things that won't get you a heart.

First, if you don't spell my name oorrectly I most likely won't give you a heart. Come on, at least pay that much attention to the swap.

Second, if you don't put the swap name on the swap most likely I will be too tired to give you a heart by the time I search for the swap to rate it.

Adding junk. OK, it is fun to find an extra from my wish list in a package but so often I get things I don't want and I just have to throw them out. Please just give me what the swap requires. I have enough of my own junk I don't need yours.

I also love real stamps so they help me want to give hearts.

Favorite Books

I llove to read and read most anything except sci-fi and poetry. Memoirs, historical fiction and memories are my favorite. Just now I'm reading. lot of WW11 books. I also love mysteries and love both Jonathon and Faye Kellerman. I just finished Grisan's The Reckoning,. I really loved The Great Alone by Hannah. You can see I read a good bit of everything and even.sneak a Danielle Steel romance once in awhile. Most of my reading is done on my iPhone and checked out from the library.


Comment: Oooh, I love chickpeas! Definitely going to give this recipe a try!!
Fabriqueen rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #10 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful California PC! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you, Julia, for your card! Also, cool froggy stamps. Stay hydrated and stay human. Cheerios.
Carime rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #7 on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this amazing postcard of the Death Valley, such a beautiful place!
Carime rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #6 on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: OMG, I LOVED your card! Yosemite National Park is SO beautiful, thank you for this eye candy from 1938 in my day!
denisedecker58 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #14 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Vickyen rated for My Weekly Gratitude PC on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Julia! Always great to have you as a partner! How fun to see and spend time not only with your children but your grandchildren as well! Great job on the kitchen cupboards getting cleaned out as well! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Abbyla rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #13 on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Beautiful PC - thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I hope things are well there :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card :-) I hope to visit Yosemite one day! Take care!
Comment: Amazing Amazing postcard of the Queen Mary. It is possible it is my first! Thank you. I do similar everyday things too! But I sure can't watch Disney's fireworks from my backyard-sooo lucky!
Itchy rated for Sender's Choice PC September on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: TNX! :)
Fleder rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #12 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the awesome card. You are pretty early inn doing your stuff. ;)
Comment: Itโ€™s been a long time since Iโ€™ve been to Crater Lake. Thank you for the lovely Lantern Press card!
knitterofhats rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #211 on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your note. It sure sounds like you have a lot of great food come your way this weekend.
AlisonKingWriter rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #9 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the neat card! Sounds like a lovely week! Be well <3 Al
AcinomYtrom815 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #11 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: thank you! you had an eventful week!!
Comment: I loved Girl Scouts as a kid! Great factsโ€” thanks for sharing.
Joeanniee rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #210 on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. Hope you are well and safe in CA right now.
craftyAnnaLu rated for PH: List 5 Series - Today I Saw on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you!

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area51ufo1 on Oct 5, 2020:

For the USA only RAK stamps. I have just about run out of my Year of the rat stamps

CrystalZ on Sep 23, 2020:

Thank you for the used postage stamps and the cute stickers that you sent for my September wishlist! I am looking forward to using them in the future.

TryshaH81 on Sep 23, 2020:

Many thanks for the RAK USA ONLY game for Sept of 5 postage stamps

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

1koolkrafter on Aug 13, 2020:

Happy belated birthday! ๐Ÿ™ƒ Iโ€™m sorry I missed the actual day...๐Ÿ˜ฒ I hope it was a good one!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

TeaNi on Jul 20, 2020:

Thanks so much

for granting a July wish for me with the pretty National park postcards! :)

mchesser12 on Jun 1, 2020:

Thank you for the postcards from the May RAK.

mchesser12 on Mar 18, 2020:

Thanks for the green envelopes from March's RAK.

ChrisAnne on Feb 2, 2020:

Welcome to the Christian Homestead! Weโ€™re thrilled to have you! Please jump right in to all the swaps and fun!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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