Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2019 1:17 am


Original Member
Last Online: December 10, 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.


colleenbUSA rated for CALG-Christmas Card and Tea on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the card and the tea!
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Merry Christmas.
Littleroo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #174 on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I enjoyed your letter. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Happy Holidays ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„
Mindy82671 rated for JATW- Christmas card Swap on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Kathy821 rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap USA #3 on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards!
earthnk rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #170 on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you Julia for your note card. Sorry for rating delay, Iโ€™ve just finished a sitting job for November. Glad to be home in my own bed for a change, happy holidays.
bearnbabs rated for Christmas card with recipe on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Loved the card,the note and recipe. I will definitly try it. Will write you after the holidays. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Christmas Season.bearnbabs
RiverTopanga rated for Christmas card with recipe on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Hello Julia! Thank you for the Cranberry Salad recipe. I'm from Massachusetts, and when I went to camp, we would take walks at night to look at the cranberry bogs. Cranberry has always been a big part of our lives :-)
auntiejo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #173 on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!
nannydino rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #3 INTL on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Hi Julia thank you for the Newport Beach PC.And also I loved the Sesame Street postage stamps...Happy November swapping peace love light
porpie5 rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #3 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tea and the recipes! I am looking forward to making the peanut butter ones, especially! I've never had orange coconut cookies, but they sound yummy, too! Thanks again! Happy Thanksgiving!
GirlMomToTwo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #172 on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your note about your weekend on the cute notecard!
YooperHill rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #3 INTL on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you
Sissi rated for About My Week Postcard #1 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Hello :) Thank you very much for your wonderful postcard and telling me about your week :)
Comment: Thanks Julia!
Comment: Really liked the postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the recipes!
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I'm glad that you don't live close to the fires either!

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Queensmiley2530 on Dec 10, 2019:

Thank you for the super cute craft kit! Can not wait to try it out. From wishlist wishes

Swan on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you for the handmade papers for my October Wishlist and the beautiful postcard! I had already unwrapped them when I read that they were supposed to be an Advent gift, but that's alright. It was a cool surprise.

Queensmiley2530 on Oct 7, 2019:

So sorry for the late post. Thank you for my Sept wishlist. Love it all and can not wait to use it

ladyaries7 on Sep 28, 2019:

Thanks for the packages of sweets or my Sept wishes--wishlist group..yum!

Mrrranda on Aug 29, 2019:

Thank you for all those stamps for my August Wishlist!

Swan on Aug 28, 2019:

Thank you for the note about the school supplies and the cactus themed notecards! That 3D cacti are cool!

MawBella on Aug 21, 2019:

Got the cookbook today for the August RAK. So excited to look through it and make some stuff. Thanks again โฃ๏ธ

HappyMom on Aug 10, 2019:


Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi, I see you like lizards and tortoises, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining Scales 'n' Tails?

Whippet on Jun 25, 2019:

Thank you, I loved the summer quotes on the PC you sent to me for the swap. Of interest to me is the new "coral reef" PC postage stamps as they seem to go with the former seashells PC postage stamps. Hope you have a good summer. - Kathy

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