Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 3:29 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: December 11, 2017
Birthday: December 20
Country: United States

About Me

I guess I need to put this at the beginning... I WILL NEVER FLAKE ON A SWAP!!!!!!! It seems people (only one, see below under ratings) are so quick to rate without contacting their partners or looking for the sent swap. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU DON"T RECEIVE!!!!! I will resend.

Now on to the fun stuff...... I live in Iowa and see the Mississippi River on a daily basis, which I love to look at. I spent a lot of time on the river with my Dad when he was alive for fishing. In the winter months we have bald eagles around, so that is a real joy watching them and taking pictures. I have one daughter. We have three dogs (3-7-2016 we lost our middle dog suddenly, she was breathing really hard, took her to the vet and she had a valve in her heart that had a hole in it and blood leaked into her lungs, she went within about a half hour after finding out what was wrong, 11-14-16 we lost our oldest dog. He had a stroke at some point and was not recovering from it He couldn't keep his balance ans wasn't doing well, so we chose as a family to put him done.) which are a big part of the family. We also have three Sugar Gliders(Bears). I love collecting old recipes, old cookbooks, especially old hand written recipes. I like vintage crochet patterns and old crochet books. I have found a few patterns on the internet that are free. In the summer we have a garden that I can goods from every year. I also make jelly's and have won a blue ribbon at the local fair for my blackberry jelly. I am a weather freak (as my daughter and sister would say). I can't wait until spring when the storms come, but my favorite time of the year is fall. Funny thing is I have been to the post office more since joining swap-bot than in the last 15 years, lol.

Favorite Music

I listen to rock and roll music most of the time but I do like other types as well but NO rap. Bon Jovi is my man.

Favorite Books

The books I read are hot vampire lover books, like black dagger brotherhood and stories along that line.

Favorite Movies

I'm thinking Top Gun is my favorite, John Wayne movies; McKlintock and Big Jake and then a good comedy is the movie for me. A movie has to catch my attention in the first minutes or I lose interest in it. Chick flick are also good. NO horror movies unless of course it's like the books I read.

Favorite Television

I don't watch too much television. My boyfriend/husband (been together 20+ years and not married) has the remote glued to his hand and I can't handle the channel surfing that he does. I do get to watch a bit of Paula Deen's shows, Survivor, weather channel, and a little bit of comedy.

Favorite Crafts

Crafts, oh the crafts I do;
several kinds of stitching
crocheting~fast, easy projects, don't really like to make afghans, they take to long to make
making jelly
sewing( I made all of my daughters Halloween costumes when she was little but one, she wanted a store bought one once,several dresses).

Likes and Dislikes

I'm pretty easy going with this one. Some of my Likes are;
favorite colors, robin egg blue(of course, don't wear much of this color, just love the color) deep Egyptian colors(jewel tones), Native American colors(turquoise, earthy tones)
recipes (especially OLD ones)
most crafts, haven't gotten into knitting or scrap booking
I love to drive long distances, especially at night
horses love them, wish we had a place

Do you see the hidden horse head in the snow?
bald eagles
sea animals of all kinds
old buttons
I love canning food, especially jelly
going to auctions(my prize auction item is a cast iron dutch oven pot we got for $10.00, boy were people upset about that one, they didn't listen to the auctioneer that "anything" on the "whole" table was up for bid.)
address labels
note pads
swap cards
anything vintage
most animals

flakers, I will not flake on a swap. If you don't receive something from me PLEASE let me know and I will resend the items. I have been flaked on and it is not fun. If I am going to be late, you will get a message from me explaining why.

hot summer days, give me super cold any day
celery, yuk(I have to say I will eat it cooked, IF I HAVE to but I don't like it)
people that act stupid
bad drivers
don't really care for cats, they just don't fit into our family very well
SNAKES, yuk again, even the two legged ones that are on here......
don't really care for pink, purple or hello kitty

Favorite Swaps

My favorite swaps seem to be
1.) recipes
2.) postcards, doesn't matter where they are from or what is on the front. I found out I like them all.
3.) Amigurumi is something I learned just recently and I enjoy it.
4.) sticker swaps any kind of stickers but not teacher awards ones
5.) crocheting fridge magnets, that was a fun swap
6.) note pad swaps
7.) e-mail swaps are fun
8.) recipe journal swaps, but I don't know where my journals are. They are out in swap land somewhere.
9.) just about any swap I sign up for I like, or I wouldn't sign up for it.
10.) over sea swaps are very fun. It gives you the chance to see another part of the world and what they have there

Wish List

My wish list is really simple;
price is not important, what you can afford is fine
Dollar store stuff is fine when called for
old recipes, handwritten or others
blank recipe cards (I run out of them all the time)
note cards
note pads, I am always writing things down a sticking it somewhere so I don't forget
anything to do with my likes
craft supplies, crocheting mostly
extra postcards, you don't want
anything do to with horses, eagles, ocean life
address labels
swap cards


I was flaked on the Preserves Recipe Swap and was angel by haiku24 Thank You So Much

I was flaked on the PC for Our Postal Workers and was angel by squince Thank You So Much


Comment: Thank you for the happy wishes sorry for the late rating
drgngirl rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Feb 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great polar bear pictures! Sorry for the late rate!
Wildchild rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Jan 19, 2017
Comment: Loved them!
mizvicky rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Jan 19, 2017
Comment: thanks for the cute polar bears
nancylee rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Jan 17, 2017
Comment: I may be hitting cuteness overload you have a pic of an almost newborn (okay probably 2 weeks but ssoo tiny) <3
ema819 rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Jan 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful images! I loved them!
MCGalaxy rated for 3s&1s Christmas ECARD swap on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the Christmas greeting So sorry for the delay in rating.
Krochet4Life rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the polar bear imagesw ♥
kweandee rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Great pics...Thanks hun :)
caz50 rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely Polar Bears.💖
Janevey rated for APDG - Mega Swaps - Polar Bears on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for those cute images :)
Keebzler rated for 3s&1s - Pinterest Blue Board on Jan 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! I stole a couple and followed. :))
MCGalaxy rated for 3s&1s - Pinterest Blue Board on Jan 12, 2017
Comment: Nice variety!
Keebzler rated for 3s&1s - Christmas Profile Deco on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great Christmas images!! :))
Comment: Happy Birthday!
Comment: Thank you and Happy Birthday!
Comment: Thanks for making me aware of such an important organization.
caz50 rated for 3s&1s Christmas ECARD swap on Dec 27, 2016
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely Ecard

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lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2017:

Artsynerdgirl on May 5, 2017:

I've contacted admin about this craziness ....... I'm sorry about @gracelynnsmommy2014 's continued retaliating causing problems.

rguldy on Nov 23, 2012:

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way'. ~Native American Saying

God is great, beer is good and people are CRAZY!!

"In the clearing beyond the castle the twelve months sit about a fire, warming their feet, exchanging tales. They may do favors for you, if you are polite. You may pick strawberries in December's frost."


Renatc on Oct 5, 2012:


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