Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2019 7:43 am


Original Member
Last Online: February 22, 2019
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 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.


LisaRea rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #133 on Feb 23, 2019
bvdev234 rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks much for the beautiful post card. Love it 😍
Comment: Thanks much for the beautiful postcard :)
christywebb rated for MZA: Blind envie swap #5-recipes on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the recipes and extra recipe cards!
BasketWorks15 rated for Christmas Cards in February on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Cute card
Singlemomofthree rated for TIAZ - Pick a Color on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thank so much for my package. I love the way you sent the items so creative.
dancingtiger rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: thank you for the interesting card Julia..it made me smile..lots of detail
Frithsrah rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
Hyshu rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the aerial view of Anahiem and DIsneyland!
Hyshu rated for MZA: Send a Postcard-International on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card from Seal Beach. That is a very long pier to walk down. The hamburgers better be good at the end!
suepier rated for Simply Send a Postcard INT #1 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Santorini.
sarah210 rated for TGIF Weekend NC #45 on Feb 16, 2019
soccer8s rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from your state!
Comment: Thank you Julia, nice views from California!
suepier rated for WIYM: Touristic Postcard #1 - INTL on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
suepier rated for Multi Multiview Pc #26 on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great Route 66 postcard.
suepier rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Jan 2019) on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Florida.
Swan rated for PH: Naked Map Postcard #2 on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks for taking so much care in finding a map postcard that I don’t have yet. I think you were successful, this card doesn’t look familiar at all. :)
Karen07 rated for MZA: Send a Postcard-International on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks!

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renate on Jan 25, 2019:

Thank you for the cute stationery sheets from my wishlist. Jan wish wishlist group

BlueberryLady on Jan 9, 2019:

Welcome to our Group Beginner's Crafting .

keahirada on Jan 1, 2019:

Thank you so much for the peacock stuff last month! I just got home from vacation and love it!

Margothecat on Dec 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Christmas cards and business cards! You made my day! A blessed Christmas to you!

PamPei on Dec 19, 2018:

Your card is lovely, thank you so much. I wish I could visit there.

Have a Great Xmas and a Happy New Year. =)

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! 😊

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