Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 5:38 pm


Original Member
Last Online: December 16, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

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. That said, some days I don't go get my mail so there is a possibility your great swap is patiently waiting in my post office box. I never go more than two days without checking my box.

I'm a Southern California native, married, mother of two and grandmother of three. I am retired! I retired four 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 granddaughter's college roommates 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.


Comment: Thank you. Good luck at the gym :)
mrsD rated for Happy Holidays card swap on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: very cool card, thank you! happy holidays! :)
counrtygirl rated for Recipes on Recipe Cards #1 on Dec 11, 2018
ShireSeamstress rated for O50&P -Christmas Card Swap on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Received your cute Christmas card a few days ago - I apologize for the delay in rating.
ScrappyCEW rated for UHM: National Cookie Day! 🍪 on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!!
WestMichiganGuy rated for A Holiday Card in the US #1 on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank-You for the X-Mas card
Ryleighsmom rated for 🎅 Santa Xmas Card on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Comment: I loved your card so much! it was beautiful! I too, like the spirit of Christmas! I love the joy that just fills everyone at this time of year! I hope you and your grandkids have a blast at Disney. it is one of my very favorite places to be at the winter time! Have a VERY Merry Christmas, and thank you for my stickers!
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #129 on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Sounds like a nice weekend - and here we are, ready for the next one! Merry Christmas :)
MiRdLHWY43 rated for Another Xmas Card Swap - US Only on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute Santa card and nice greeting. Happy Christmas to you!
USAFwife rated for Happy Holidays card swap on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card. :) Happy holidays. :) :)
Ky rated for Another Xmas Card Swap - US Only on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the Christmas card!
goinjenny rated for PCEW18 Round 6 on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank
HOLDENV84 rated for PCEW18 Round 6 on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: That is awesome that you get a dose of nightly fireworks. My son would love that! Thank you so much for the postcard and I hope you have a great Christmas
SamiE rated for A Holiday Card in the US #2 on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Many thanks for the colorful Christmas card. Happy Holidays to you.
satinification rated for Simply Send Me A PCD #1 INT on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: I received the postcard today! Thank you very much for resending :)
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #128 on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute card - Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!
Comment: thank you so much
glitterandlace rated for Easy Christmas card swap # 3 on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Love the card! Thank you!
faeriemail rated for Christmas Card -Santa-USA on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card, happy holidays!

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anicka22 on Dec 14, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful stickersheets! ( for my wishlist from the wishlistgroup)

keahirada on Nov 18, 2018:

Thank you(again!) for more naked mail from Wishlist Group-November Wishlist! You should have seen my face when a jingle bell rolled out of my mailbox! It was so much fun. Then I had to run out the door so everyone was asking me why I was jingling that evening :)

Mrrranda on Nov 12, 2018:

A belated thank you for the fuzzy socks from my October wishlist! Good colors for Halloween, too. :)

Sabbe77 on Oct 17, 2018:

Thank you SO much for choosing me as an extra recipient on the Postcard Roulette swap. I loved the lighthouse postcard ♡ Have a lovely autumn!

ladyaries7 on Sep 18, 2018:

Thanks so much for the sept wishes..yummy! It took 6 days from you to me..gotta love the post office! 😊

nancyjo49 on Aug 20, 2018:
EmilyT on Aug 20, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card & spice tea! It was very sweet of you to send😊. Happy belated birthday and thanks for hosting the birthday card swap!

Swan on Aug 18, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard for my August Wishlist telling me what your church does with the water bottles etc. My husband often brings a water bottle from a conference, too...

MSturgill87 on Aug 13, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome stamps for my August wishlist!

CurlyTea on Aug 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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