Swap-bot Time: April 26, 2018 4:43 am


Original Member
Last Online: April 25, 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.


Carolien25 rated for Weight Loss Pen Pals ! - INTL on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely letter :)
Yakima1955 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #96 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks I love the card
monsbrick rated for Weight Loss Pen Pals ! - INTL on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Appreciate your letter! Will write back soon good luck on your goals.
Fieke rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #20 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. When you live so close to Disneyland you visit it a lot i guess
Comment: All seem to be winners, while I may not be the biggest bean fan it will come in handy for potlucks, and I really want to make the PB cookies sooner than later.
Candace rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #95 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: I love low key weekends! Did you finish any of the 6 library books?!
Comment: Thanks so much - I love those polaroid notecards!! Your daughter's work does sound like mine though I'm currently doing more evaluations of activities that were already implemented, rather than real-time needs. More travel coming up this year... I like the sound of your volunteer work. Just today I heard on the radio about a bike ride fundraiser for one of our local food banks and am thinking of joining in.
Comment: My son and Husband love the idea of PB cookies, my husband wants me to make the pecan pie muffins and I think the garbanzo bean salad is what I want to try! Thank you for joining my swap!
sunflowerdaze rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #94 on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Loved it thank you so much, really enjoyed your handwriting a well and reading what you did
kpfree rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Apr 2018) on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thwnk you Julia for your PC asit arrived today! That is awesome you have so much you enjoy doing! Ive been to Newport Beach beautiful!
Comment: All fantastic cards, thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you, but I'm not sure if you wrote the swap name on the postcard. Pls remember next time. :)
LoveThis rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #93 on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
fruitypebbles rated for Be Happy! on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the envie of goodies. I loved all of it, especially the stamps, postcards, stickers, coasters, notecards, bookmarks, envelopes, and recipe for spanish rice! Hahaha! That's everything. Definitely made my day! Thanks for joining the swap : )
nytetears rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #85 on Apr 1, 2018
CWarner rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Mar 2018) on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the bit of ocean, Julia! Funny that your nod to bed is not a clock, or the news--fireworks at Disneyland!
Comment: Thank you sooo much! I just open these when they come and your coaster and hotpad were perfect!!!
cbpoole rated for 30 Minute Weeknight Meals on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the yummy 30 Minute Meals!
cllfdl rated for MFC: Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: YUM!!! Will be trying these!

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OrigamiGrace on Mar 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the cross stitch cloth from my March Wishlist at the Wishlist group! I'm getting a jump on some holiday gifts!! Really appreciate it!

ladyaries7 on Mar 27, 2018:

Thank you so much for the sweets and postcards! Perfect wishes!! Wishlist..march wishes

Tryph on Feb 23, 2018:

Thanks so much for the emphemra from my January wishlist. It made it this time. :) Thought you'd want to know.

Tryph on Feb 23, 2018:

Thanks so much for the emphemra from my January wishlist. It made it this time. :)

institches on Jan 5, 2018:

Fill My Stocking June - Thank you for the California magnet....very cool!

CrystalZ on Dec 23, 2017:

Thank you for the card you sent to my mom for my December wishlist!

Swan on Dec 19, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful Christmas card handmade in Africa and your letter that you sent for my Wishlist!

CrystalZ on Dec 14, 2017:

Thank you for the Christmas card and postcards that you sent for my December wishlist!

Fenix825 on Dec 9, 2017:

Thanks for the car air freshener from my December wishes in the Wishlist group!

piratecaptainmo on Nov 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the teas and Christmas card for my November wishlist! I'm especially looking forward to the caramel coconut one!

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