Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2018 10:55 pm


Original Member
Last Online: February 17, 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.


slckad rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #86 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic weekend with me! Happy 54th Anniversary!! I didn't watch the Superbowl either and Philly won (no hometown pride here). LOL I too have Faith that Christmas will come again in 2018! You gotta Believe in something right?! Thank you also for the tea! I already had it tonight and really enjoyed it! Loved the giraffes on the card as well! Take care!
Comment: Hi Julia, thanks for the great San Diego pc. What an awesome place to meet for a family breakfast. I've been to the Naval Base there, use to drive a semi. California is so beautiful. Take care & Best Wishes, Judy
Comment: Loved the postcard! I have a similar resolution - use up what I have instead of buying more things that I don't need
bstrong rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #84 on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful note card and stamps. I really enjoyed reading it and couldn’t help but laugh out loud about the grocery trip as I did the same thing, about 50 things jumped into my shopping cart that weren’t on my list, I don’t know where they came from. 😀😀😀
squince rated for P&M January recipe swap on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!!
Comment: Great PC, Thank you
vlhafer54 rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill! PC INT on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you and happy swapping!
xtheechox rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #83 on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: I have a few of the same resolutions!!
tamtamlee rated for Note Card Swap on Jan 16, 2018
craftymimi rated for WIYM: Recipes for the new year on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks Julie for the recipes!! Can't wait to try them❤!
Comment: Not going to read all of them,drew out my first one and liked the wish. A year of relaxation. We shall see. Glad you joined the swap, I'm looking forward to each month and seeing what you wrote. Thanks!⛄
NerdGirl985 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #82 on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card! It sounds like you had a pretty great weekend. It's hard to beat baking cookies with a loved one.
Tuutis rated for QUICK Christmas card #86 on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you, very nice card! Merry Christmas to you too!
FundyGirl rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #81 on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your note card. Sounds like you had a nice weekend. And thank you for the tea.
Hollycarole92 rated for QUICK Christmas card #86 on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: I LOVE the card! Thanks so much! :)
OGIMAQTpie rated for What is Your Holiday? on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Beautiful Holiday cards! Thank you!
ellecamino rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #80 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks. Love the cards and thanks for the stamps!
ellecamino rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #79 on Nov 22, 2017
bstrong rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #78 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note card. I also have a granddaughter who is nine and I love spending time with her, sadly she live seven hours away so I don't get to spend as much time as I'd like to with her. Glad you're done your Christmas 2016, good thing because 2017 is coming right up 😂😂. And what a pretty stamp. You put a smile on my face tonight, thank you.

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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!

CrystalZ on Nov 14, 2017:

My mom received your beautiful card today in the mail (sent for my November Wishlist). She thanks you for it immensly....she loved it so much and finds it very encouraging as she awaits her surgery date. Thank you for brightening up her day today!

Marryth on Sep 22, 2017:

Thank you for the cute stickers towards my September Wishlist! :)

OrigamiGrace on Sep 19, 2017:

Thank you for the adorable recipe cards from my September Wishlist! Much appreciated! I'm making a recipe box for my daughter for the holidays - all her favorite recipes from growing up!

TheToothFairy2 on Sep 18, 2017:

ty for the wish

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