Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 4:10 am


Original Member
Last Online: November 20, 2017
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.


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.
Comment: Hi Julia! Thank you for the tea and sweet deer note card! I just got back from a few craft bizaars too. Everything is pretty to look at but mostly out of my budget as well. I did find a watercolours print and old foreign stamps for price of $4. This older lady always prices way too low. I first learned about the tea you sent at my chiropractor a few months ago. My first sip made me happy, so thank you for sending the sweet & spicy tea :)
Kenzie2806 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #75 on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for very nice cards and an extra! I especially enjoy the Cavallini card and the fun map of Sacramento. Nice Disney postage for me to save, too!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #76 on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you, and yes, I totally love the photo card of the succulents! Sounds like you had a quiet but nice weekend. :)
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #74 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Aw, so nice to hear from you again! :) Love the holographic butterfly card. Sounds like happy family times and letter writing... nice!
jandmterry rated for SMSUSA: Time to Share Notecards on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous selection of notecards!
pinklilly rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #73 on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the note card, I enjoyed reading it! Hope you have a great day!
kygirl rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #71 on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I will send you a postcard soon!
MawBella rated for P & M Recipe swap on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the recipes. And the extra ones too 💕💕
FundyGirl rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #70 on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: What a nice weekend you had! And a great mail haul. Gotta love swap-bot and postcrossing! :-) Thanks for the postcards.
Artistic rated for Summer Reading Program on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: What a creative presentation! And the bookmark is lovely. Thank you.
chendaleh rated for TPW: Fill my mailbox- June on Sep 12, 2017
nytetears rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #69 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your card. I chuckled at the tea. It is a favorite of both mine and my husbands. when I send tea it tends to be this one. lol. Thank you for sharing your weekend with me.
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #68 on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: How funny, I've been thinking about you and missing your letters! :) Sorry your weekend wasn't that great: not getting to see your granddaughter and Condolences for the loss of your pastor. (hugs)
goinjenny rated for P&M Send Four Postcards on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you esp for the extra
Fabriqueen rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #67 on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your note! I'm going to do the closet cleaning thing tonight/tomorrow. We have so many people in need around Houston because of this hurricane/tropical storm. Not a lot of ways I can help with all my arthritis but we have lots of clothes we can donate. Hugs, Diane
Judykkm rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #66 on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: We meet again! :) Sounds like you had a blast with your grand daughter! Ooohhh soap figures! I need to try that. Thank you for the postcards and have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you so much! I couldn't wait to open it, the magnet was perfect!!!

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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

myancey on Sep 13, 2017:

Thank u for Mickey! And I love the stamp. I have been meaning to buy the sheet and haven't yet. I prob will be too late. Please let me know if we can send u anything from here.

Tryph on Sep 7, 2017:

Those notecards you sent from my August wishlist are perfect! Thank you so much. :)

Artistic on Sep 3, 2017:

Sorry about the multiple PMs. Phone wasn't sending correctly. The last two are the real messages (the two with subject lines that are complete). No response to the email I sent partner. Ideas?

CrystalZ on Aug 30, 2017:

Thank you for sending me your delicious sound slow cooker recipes. I will definately be trying them out soon!

zurdoswifey on Jul 11, 2017:

Thanks bunches for the list pads you sent for my July wishes

sweetpea22 on Jul 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful earrings for my July Wishlist! ;o))

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