Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 2:11 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2014
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: April 1, 1960
Country: United States
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Updated 7/7/19:


6/2/19 - Please be aware that I will not be hosting any swaps or bingos during the month of June. I am having left arm pain and swelling and want to keep my activities to a minimum. I had an ultrasound on May 31st to check for a blood clot. I should know the results next week. Even if it isn't a blood clot, I still need to give my arm rest. I hope everyone understands. Prayers would be appreciated.

6/6/19 - Ultrasound showed no blood clots. We'll see what we do from here.

6/21/19 - I'm feeling much better. Most likely, I will be hosting in July.

6/28/19 - I had thought that a one month break would give my arm enough rest to start back to my normal activities in July; however since the hotter weather started (in the 90's) both my arms have been hurting. So I've made a decision to hold off on sending out cards or wishes, hosting swaps and hosting bingos or WTAs for July and August and to start back in September when the weather cools off a bit. I hope everyone understands. Prayers would be appreciated.

5/6/19 - Please continue to keep me in prayer. I had a colonoscopy on April 30th. My doctor called me today with the results. They found an area with precancerous cells so that will be doing another colonoscopy on July 9th (where they will use blue dye to try to locate it) and then every six months after that. I have had ulcerative colitis for almost 23 years now, nothing like this until now. Last year in August when I had my colonoscopy they did find some precancerous cells but it wasn't as serious as this because of the location. I'm really scared and I need prayer.

7/7/19 - I cancelled my colonoscopy for July 9th due to a knee injury. Hopefully I will be able to reschedule in August.

I will no longer be doing the number of swaps that I used to do. I used to do 20 swaps every month. I have made a decision to cut back on a permanent basis. I'm not getting any younger and cannot do as much as I used to do. I hope everyone understands.

I am a founder or co-founder in the following groups. If you are interested in any of these groups, please send a request to join. Thank you! I won't be posting swaps in all these groups on a monthly basis as I used to. I hope everyone understands.

PINTEREST - Pin Forever

This group is for those of you who love Pinterest and love to make boards to share with others. I'm sorry that my link for this one doesn't work. Swap-bot links no longer work for me.

Hell's Grannies

This group is for those of you who are fiber obsessed to share their love of all things fiber related. For those whose yarn stash is never large enough, come knit and crochet with us.

Inches, Betwinchies & Twinchies Lovers

This group is for those of you who are interested in "tiny" pieces of art which include inchies (1" x 1"), betwinchies (1.5" x 1.5") and twinchies (2" x 2").

Pennsylvania Swappers

This group is for those of you who live in PA, DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH and WV. We have a variety of swaps in this group.

Swaps in the U.S.A

This group is for book lovers, and pen pals who love to write and read books. We will have book swaps, and letter swaps, craft swaps, and anything swaps.

Proverbs Women

This is a private group for Christian Women to swap, talk, and share what we learn from the bible. This group is for sharing recipes, bible verses, anything your Christian heart desires.

Butterfly lovers

This group is for those of you who love the beauty and grace of butterflies. We have all sorts of swaps in this group including electronic ones.

Cold Hands Warm Hearts

This group is for finding new friendships with common interests. We have a variety of swaps in this group.

Christian Swappers Group

This group is for those that enjoy Christian-themed swaps and are not ashamed to say that Jesus is Lord! We have all sorts of Christian-related threads in this group as well.

Favorite Music

I enjoy:

  • Christian
  • gospel
  • soft rock
  • adult contemporary
  • country

My favorite artists are:

  • Cher
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Selena
  • Madonna

My favorite song is Christmas Shoes.

I used to play the piano, guitar and violin.

Favorite Books and Poetry

I enjoy:

  • true life
  • medical mysteries
  • romance

My favorite authors include:

  • Robin Cook
  • Danielle Steel
  • Sidney Sheldon
  • Jodi Picoult

My favorite poet is Maya Angelou. My favorite poem of hers is "Phenomenal Woman".

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorite movies are:

  • Waitress
  • No Reservations
  • Clara's Heart
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Titanic
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Julia & Julie
  • Selena
  • 50 First Dates
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Burlesque
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Pretty Woman
  • The Holiday
  • Showgirls
  • Last Holiday
  • Pretty in Pink
  • The War Room
  • God's Not Dead
  • God's Not Dead2
  • Miracles From Heaven
  • The Fault In My Stars
  • Yours, Mine and Ours (the original)
  • A Star Is Born (2018) ***Too many more to list.

My favorite movie (since I was a child) is The Wizard of Oz and it still is.

My favorite actors include:

  • John Travolta
  • Adam Sandler

My favorite actresses include:

  • Julia Roberts
  • Cher
  • Jennifer Lopez

I don't go to the movie theatre anymore. I enjoy movies at home through On Demand and regular cable. I can record 5 shows at a time on my Xfinity box. I also have Netflix, so I'm not missing much.

Favorite Television

I miss Derek! Do you?

Here are some that I enjoy. I enjoy many others as well.

  • Lifetime Movie Channel
  • Hallmark Movie Channel
  • Lifetime Channel
  • Food Network Channel
  • Rachael Ray Show
  • Iron Chef America
  • Food Network Star
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • American Idol
  • The Bachelorette
  • The Bachelor
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • The Little Couple
  • America's Got Talent
  • Kate Plus 8
  • Married At First Sight
  • Family Matters
  • The Lucy Show
  • I Love Lucy
  • Family Matters
  • The Cosby Show
  • All In The Family
  • The Connors
  • Rosanne
  • Survivor
  • Naked and Afraid
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Top Chef
  • ER
  • 7th Heaven and many others.

  • Many true life medical shows as well as drama type medical shows

My favorite TV show (since I was a child) is I Love Lucy and it still is. I also enjoy The Lucy Show.

I'm so excited that 7th Heaven came back on the air on May 12, 2015 (the day after Mother's Day)!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy:

  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Embroidery (stamped only, no counted types)
  • Needlepoint
  • Plastic canvas needlepoint
  • Making ATCs and mini art
  • Making homemade greeting cards
  • Coloring designs
  • Journaling

I enjoy making crocheted granny squares, different types of crocheted motifs that are used to make afghans.

I have made different types of crocheted items including coffee cup cozies, coasters, pot holders, dog sweaters, scarves and bags.

I learned to knit (in 2015) and can now make coasters. I have learned both the knit and purl stitch so I am able to learn the different stitches that are knitted.

I especially love needlepoint and have made a few items after I recently returned to it.

I have been using plastic canvas to make bookmarks, both regular and cross.

I also make ATCs (artist trading cards) as well as mini art.

I make homemade cards.

I have swapped journals multiple times.

Favorite Holidays

My favorite holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

I especially enjoy the summer holidays when we barbeque at home.

Likes/Wish Lists


  • Angels (I collect them)
  • stationary
  • stickers
  • postcards (prefer blank in an envelope, can be either store-bought or homemade)
  • bookmarks (especially Precious Moments)
  • season is spring
  • cats
  • dogs
  • owls
  • Hello Kitty
  • Diddl
  • Peanuts (Snoopy)
  • Disney
  • Tinkerbell
  • Care Bears
  • flowers
  • butterflies
  • anything seasonal (and holidays)
  • Scooby Doo
  • fairies
  • Happy Faces
  • teddy bears
  • penguins
  • cute things

Wish List:

  • washi tape and any other kind of tape as well
  • ribbon and lace
  • embellishments
  • assorted papers and card stock for journaling and making ATCs, various sizes, white and colors
  • stickers (need badly)
  • rubber stamps and stamp pads
  • notecards w/envelopes
  • colored pencils (regular, watercolor and metallic), colored markers (Sharpies) and colored pens
  • yarn
  • stationary
  • colored envelopes and envelopes, various sizes, especially 6 x 9
  • healthy snacks, such as granola bars
  • gum drops, candy and any chocolate especially Reese's peanut butter cups
  • paint and paint brushes
  • swap cards
  • plastic covers for ATCs
  • ATCs for my collection (can be made by you or someone else), if you have ATCs that don't fit your collection, I would be happy to take them off of your hands
  • a nice journal and an art journal
  • a sketchbook
  • glue sticks, Elmer's glue, craft glue
  • ATC supplies
  • Watercolor paper
  • Card making supplies
  • Used greeting cards and notecards for crafts
  • List pads
  • Note pads
  • Post-its (especially large size)
  • Pen pal supplies
  • used notecards and greeting cards (any type for crafting
  • Tea bags (I love peach tea)
  • I love happy mail!
  • Coloring postcards
  • Adult coloring sheets and adult coloring books

Favorite Postcards:

I am not fussy with postcards. I prefer them not written on and mailed in an envelope, unless the swap says differently. Here are some of my preferences:

  • Animals
  • Art
  • Beaches and lighthouses
  • Butterflies
  • Cats and Dogs
  • Christian
  • Disney
  • Flowers
  • Pandas
  • Seasons
  • Travel (outside the USA)



  • Nothing gothic, satanic, occult, wiccan.
  • Nothing porn or offensive.


  • Lavender
  • Anything scented, especially perfume.
  • Any spicy foods.

IN REGARD TO SWAPS: If you have a problem with anything that I send you, please contact me before giving me a 3 or a 1. I will be happy to fix the problem and re-send, if necessary. After all, I would give you the same consideration.

If you do not receive a swap in time, please contact me before giving me a 3 or a 1. After all, I would give you the same consideration. I will always resend if necessary.

I want this to be a happy experience for both of us and as drama free as possible.

For electronic swaps: I prefer to receive via swap-bot messaging rather than email. However if you prefer to receive via email I will send that way for you.


Comment: Interesting genre!
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Poohtat rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #5 on Aug 4, 2019
Comment: I hate clowns and creepy clowns are the worse!
Dinkyde rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #4 on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Good suggestion
Response: Thanks!
Comment: ❀️ πŸ“š
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Comment: I definitely agree that's one of my reason for liking reading too
Response: Thank you!
Comment: It was fun reading everyone's responses!
Response: Yes it was. Thank you for my rating!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: I love to read, and then I love to talk about books. Thanks for participating.
Response: Thank you! I do too!
amymisha rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #3 on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: Great tip, and a really valuable one for me this week. Also, hi neighbor! I live pretty close by, in Dresden. :)
Response: Thank you!
Poohtat rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Fun swap!
Response: Yes it was. Thank you!
Tverne05 rated for Sticker Destash RAK on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: I like my butterfly and flower stash too.
Response: Thank you!
PrettyAlice rated for Sticker Destash RAK on Jun 21, 2019
Response: Thank you!
Christine1982 rated for Sticker Destash RAK on Jun 21, 2019
Response: Thank you!
MsBellaDonna rated for Postcard Destash RAK on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: I would love to visit Hawaii too!
Response: Thank you!
ScottishLass34 rated for Postcard Destash RAK on Jun 13, 2019
Response: Thank you!
Tverne05 rated for Postcard Destash RAK on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Yes, Hawaii, would be fun.
Response: Thank you!
Ukucaitie rated for Postcard Destash RAK on Jun 13, 2019
Response: Thank you!

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Gobarb on Jul 16, 2019:

Hi Yvonne. I hope you are doing better with your arm. It is good that you are listening to your body and taking time off. Praying for you...Be well! πŸ™ Barb B. CZT (gobarb)

Whippet on Jul 10, 2019:

Thank you Yvonne for the fantasy forest view PC. You cheered me during this hot month.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 4, 2019:

Hi Yvonne, I hope you enjoy your holiday

Whippet on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy 4th of July 2019 to you Yvonne! Hope you have a good holiday.

Whippet on Jun 29, 2019:

Thank you Yvonne for the flowery Birthday card! The Disney Princess stickers are pretty. Wishing you a good July.

Whippet on Jun 21, 2019:

Hi Yvonne! Happy Belated First Day of Summer!
Wishing you good weather. - Kathy

HappyMom on Jun 12, 2019:

Hope your arm is feeling better! 1

Artstamper on May 27, 2019:

Happy Memorial day to you too!

Artistic on May 21, 2019:

AWG: Thank you for the stickers and May birthday greetings.

HappyMom on May 13, 2019:

Glad you liked the May wishes on AWG 😊 Enjoy!

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