Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 7:58 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2014
Last Online: February 19, 2020
Birthday: April 1, 1960
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 2/15/20

Happy Winter!

I will continue to take it slow with letter writing swaps in 2020 until I get my arm problem resolved. I am doing what my body is allowing at this time. I don't want to push it. I hope everyone understands.

Update 11/12/19. My doctor feels that it is my arthritis in my left arm and right knee. She ordered x-rays which I had done yesterday. Results showed arthritis. She also referred me to rheumatology. I'm trying to get in to rheumatology as no apts. are available at this time. Hopefully I get some relief. Prayers would be appreciated.

Update 2/6/20: I saw my new gastro doctor yesterday. He said that he will make a decision about my colonoscopy after he reads my records. I still have precancerous cells that need to be removed with blue dye. They have been there since last year, so I still need prayers. He said that he will call me. My next apt. with him is on May 13th. He was very nice.

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.


Dinkyde rated for Just randomness giveaway on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Nice memory
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much ~ I do love Rice :) and thanks for the fun teas! (I love trying new flavors!)
Response: Your welcome! Glad you liked what I sent.
Comment: Thanks for the Twain poems. I didn't know he wrote poems at all, I know he wrote a lot of light essays/journalism early in life and I think these may date from that time because he became a much more serious writer as he grew older. It's nice to learn something new -- thanks.
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: Nice goals!
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for sending Day 12. I totally have not opened anything yet. Thank you for the reminder. :)
Response: Thank you! Hope you had a nice Christmas!
Comment: I am so excited thank you
Response: Thank you, Vanessa! Happy Hanukkah!
Comment: Thank you I cannot wait to open
Response: Thank you, Vanessa! Happy Hanukkah!
KaliOya rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #6 on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your nice comments about the things your are thankful for. Glad you have doctors that care and take good care of you!
Response: Your welcome! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!
eileensariot rated for Medium box giveaway on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Your welcome!
ovenbernt rated for Medium box giveaway on Nov 26, 2019
Response: Thank you!
Comment: thank you
Response: Thank you, Vanessa!
Comment: thanks i cant wait to open
Response: Thank you, Vanessa!
Comment: Thanks! I’ll open on day 9 :)
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Day 8. Will open during the Christmas season!!
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: Envelope decorated so lovely. Thank you. Placed it on my mantle awaiting Day 7 of Christmas.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: I loved Roald Dahl books growing up! Thanks for the poems and the tea
Response: Your welcome!
Rosa1 rated for Swaps ~ 12 Days Of Christmas, Day 6 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Arrived today ~ thank you!
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: i cannot wait to open thank you
Response: Your welcome, Vanessa!
Comment: Thanks for the Frost poems, I really like him but haven't read any of his work for some time, it was a pleasure to read the three you send.
Response: Thanks!
Comment: cnt wait to open
Response: Thanks Vanessa!

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Artstamper on Feb 15, 2020:

Hi Yvonne, Hope you had a great Valentine's Day! thanks for your Valentine wishes.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Feb 14, 2020:

Thank you for the fun birthday card via AWG! I've been hanging them all up on my bulletin board :)

Rosa1 on Feb 14, 2020:

Happy Heart Day friend!

Rosa1 on Feb 11, 2020:

Thanks so much for the hearts for WTA :)

Soph on Feb 9, 2020:

I received my prize for the CHWH January Bingo. Thank you so much for the variety of snowman related stickers / tags. They are adorable!

PineappleTarts on Feb 3, 2020:

Thank you for the PA Swappers January WTA! I can't wait to do the crosswords.

Rosa1 on Feb 1, 2020:

Happy Groundhog Day! Are you wishing for an early Spring?

hollycm6 on Jan 17, 2020:

Thank you for my January AWG wish, the unused vintage postcards... very cool!!!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 15, 2020:

Thank you for the sympathy card i rec'd yesterday, thanks for thinking of me, it been a hard few months

HappyMom on Dec 31, 2019:


Happy New Year my friend!

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