Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2019 1:31 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2014
Last Online: December 9, 2019
Birthday: April 1, 1960
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 11/30/19

Happy Fall!

Happy Hanukkah!

Merry Christmas!

I will continue to take it slow with letter writing swaps in 2019. I will not be doing any swaps in December. I will hopefully host more swaps and return to crafting swaps in 2020. I am doing what my body is allowing at this time. I don't want to push it. I hope everyone understands.

My colonoscopy has been rescheduled for 9/10/19. They will try to locate the precancerous cells with blue dye and hopefully remove them. After that, it will be every 6 months. Prayers would be appreciated.

Update: Colonoscopy on 9/10/19 wasn't able to be done because prep didn't work. Being redone on 11/19/19. Prep didn't work on 11/19/19 so I will be seeing my doctor to discuss it in December, probably being done in January 2020. Prayers would be appreciated.

Update: I saw my doctor on 11/12. My doctor feels that it is my arthritis in my left arm and right knee. She ordered x-rays which I had done yesterday. Waiting for results. She also referred me to rheumatology and gave me exercises to do at home for my right knee. Hopefully I get some relief. Prayers would be appreciated.

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: 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! Iโ€™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!
Comment: Thanks! Ill open it in December.
Response: Your welcome!
sharmison33 rated for WIYM ~ My Halloween - USA Only on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your Halloween with me ๐ŸŽƒ I love the reusable stickers. Never seen them before!
Response: Your welcome! I love them. I got them for Christmas as well. I got them on Amazon.
Comment: my comment didnt stick. Thank you so much for night 4 i love swapping with you
Response: Your welcome! I love swapping with you too, Vanessa!
aprilivy rated for PF ~ Halloween on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much :) I love your board.
Response: Your welcome! Thanks so much! Happy Halloween!
tigerlily2110 rated for PF ~ Halloween on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your board.
Response: Your welcome! Happy Halloween!

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J198928 on Dec 3, 2019:

Thank you for the Thanksgiving sticker I don't have many so I will put them to good use. Happy Holidays

Kokoxo on Dec 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for hosting the November Christian bingo and for the excellent prizes! It's always such a pleasure ๐Ÿ’–

BMitchell1978 on Nov 28, 2019:

Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ

Artstamper on Nov 27, 2019:

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!

HappyMom on Nov 27, 2019:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

craftykat68 on Nov 26, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely Thanksgiving card๐Ÿ˜ƒ!That was very sweet!I hope you an your family have a great Thanksgiving!!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 18, 2019:

Hi Yvonne, I mailed 8 Night night 8 to you today your confirmation number is 9500110444269322422967

EST Delivery 11/21/2019

thequilterslink on Nov 15, 2019:

Thank you for Oct WTA

LadyJo on Nov 14, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday card with a sweet message and stickers. I had a nice day! Thank you for granted my AWG wishes for November.

aligurl75 on Nov 11, 2019:

Happy Everything!! I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season!! Many blessings and much joy to you and your family.


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