Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 5:36 pm


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: July 31, 2021
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States

Favorite Music

Love Most Any Country Western Music- I love to Sing Hymns right from the Hymnal. Not too much into modern Christian Music ( I will listen to some ) ..There is a lot of meaning in the old Hymns... Instrumental-Guitar, Piano, Dulcimer, Folk Music, Listen to mostly Country Radio while in Car... ..My Aunt just gave me one of her Dulcimers so now I will learn to play( sept 2019).. also love some new Age and nature sounds..

Favorite Books

Mostly Fiction- Books about: Amish Life, Cook books, Old West, American Indians, Paperback Historical Romances, poetry, Gardening, Bread Baking, any Crafts- Crochet, Quilting. Paper Crafts, DIY -- Christian Fiction, Old Devotionals, Thrift Store Books, HomeSteading. Getting so Large Print is much easier to Read..

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, some chick flicks. Family Type Movies. Really haven't had time to sit down to watch many movies, Going to check out Pure Flix. INSP. Firestick with Amazon..to watch movies too.

Favorite Television

Just got rid of Satellite Dish.. so will miss some of the programing.. have antenna with 150 mile reception.. several Public broadcasting channels and some local digital channels from Erie,Pa, Youngstown and Cleveland Ohio. Our son got us FireStick from Amazon to watch lots of free digital programing.


Check out Rug Mugs or Potholders on Pinterest Oh MY could look on there for hours..

Crochet, Quilting ( I am a Wannabe), Sewing, Card making. Farm House style, Prim Style, Bookmark making, a little Painting..Pen and Ink... Love Decoupage

Wishing for:

Pieces of old Lace or crocheted edgings, Doilies, New or Vintage Postcards from your State,
Small Flat Charms to hang off Bookmarks, embellishments, 4"x6" Recipe Cards, , Unique/Vintage Buttons, Small Scraps of Quilting Fabric at least 4 inches Square, Different kinds of Twine and Cording Raffia, Hemp, Jute, Vintage Labels -- Easy Crochet Pattern instructions,....Small Leather scraps, .. Love Anything Hand Made by You

Like to do/Collect

We have 40+ Blueberry Bushes as well as other Berries. Weeds come Free - LOL ~ Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, 2016- New Planter Boxes for the Garden
I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. Sourdough Bread, Rye bread, Clover Leaf Rolls... "Did I forget to tell you that I make Home made Cheesecake"

, I collect Wood Picnic Baskets ( great for storage of other stuff I collect like the Doilies), old Children's Grade School Readers and other Books that catch my eye at yard sales etc., Old household Linens - Old Calendar dishtowels, doilies, dresser scarves with crocheted edgings, Hand made wood crafts- We have a hand carved wood hay fork. and big Carved Wooden Spoons . and Wood Saw. Vintage Kitchen tools and Rolling pins. and antique early American furniture. Love Yard and Estate sales, Auctions..., Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, I found some 5 More pieces of Pottery at an Antique Store-this summer that have Blueberries on them. 2/27/2021 found 2 more pottery pieces with Blueberries and Strawberries...

About Me

As of Sunday August 2, 2020 I have a Wonderful New Daughter in Law - Claire and a New Granddaughter Maddy (age 9), All part of my Son Adam's Family with his Sons Hayden and Austin.

I have 3 sons, Justin (41), Adam (36), Zach (32) -- Husband Bill is 69 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! and he is an elected Township Trustee. I now have 4 Grandchildren- 2 grandsons ,(14,11) and 1 Granddaughter age 11 she is into 4-H and Tennis Lessons and Horseback riding . and Maddy age 8 who plays softball and likes Unicorns. and is taking Dance lessons too.

I drink mostly Water and Green Tea- Love this made into Sun Tea ! ! , Irish Breakfast Tea, White Tea, Herbal Tea, Love Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Peach, other similar Fruity Teas, , don't care for the Strong Flavor of black teas or the Orange Spicy ones Still love a Cold Glass of milk with Ice ! ! and who can pass up Ice cream ? or a Rootbeer Float? Or a tall glass of Vernors' Gingerale.

NON SMOKER Please do not send me swap items that smell like Cigarette Smoke

RECYCLE What ever I can.... you will see that I recycle Food Boxes into packages for Swaps..( Cake mix, Brownie, Cereal, Cracker)

Raised on a Farm, Nature Lover, Wildflowers, Wildlife...Gardening. Bird Feeders are up for the Winter. like the outdoors when I am not at work. But I sunburn easily.

I like the Darker Blues like navy, Blue Denim colors, Jewel tones, Not really into pinks or Yellow to wear, but finding I am liking shades of Purple, Violet, Plum. lavender, lilac.

I love the look and feel of Natural woods. Oak and other grained woods. + old Barn wood. and Stone and Brick. Beach Glass and Drift Wood.

sort of independent, sometimes conservative, prefer to stay out of the lead or limelight....
I don't Care for People who don't have COMMON SENSE or know how to use it... or Swappers who can't follow the Swap Requirements I am 66 yr old.

Always look Forward to receiving a Note or Letter you have Written to me included in the Card or package.. Love Reading about YOU , your family, Your Day, what you are Reading or watching on TV or Movies....

My Work... and Education

I work for Comfort Keepers. Non-Medical In-Home Care for Seniors... I have been with this company for 16 yr 9 mo.as of June 2021. We do on line classes we take to keep us up to date... This private pay Home Care Agency is all around the USA and in other Countries... I worked almost 9 yrs in a Nursing/Rehab Home in the Activity Dept. / Recreational Activities with Residents. I was a State Tested Nursing Assistant (License with State of Ohio-since 1996- 9/2020), and attended a Wonderful Seminar in Dublin, Ohio as well as in Cleveland, Ohio..for Alzheimer's Patients and Music.

I used to Volunteer with Hospice of The Western Reserve here in Northeastern Ohio.

Never could afford to go to college. Did take a Cake Decorating Class (my aunt gave me a Wilton decorating set for High School graduation) and did that out of my Home for several Years.. Any skills have been self taught.

Where I Have Been....

Pennsylvania, New York State, Maryland, Colorado, Oklahoma, Four Corners Area out West, Washington DC area, Family Cottage on Middle Bass Island, Ohio,-- Arkansas, I have been to Bogota, Columbia SA, Texas and the New England States. 2017 went to Frankenmuth, Michigan ( Bavarian Style Town)

.Would like to go visit the Alaska and Washington State and Oregon . maybe the Dakotas .... Maybe Florida to see the Orange Trees.. also would like to visit Ireland and Scotland and Australia. my bucket wish list

Rating.and Flakers

June 25 2021 -- I will try to Rate you same day/next day that I Receive the Swap in the mail... I will always put my Swap-bot name and the name of the Swap on/in my package or Envelope**.
I love Hosting Swaps and try to make them interesting...and I check Your Ratings and Comments before Assigning Partners

"NOTE: I rate according to the criteria set for the Swap, so please follow it. I will PM you...

If you are going to be late, please let me know. I am very Understanding IF YOU Communicate with me BEFORE the Due Date.

If You do Not Contact me, I will not contact you before I rate. Also, I will not be Pressured into giving you a better rating just because you send Extras, so please don't try.".

If there is a Problem with anything I have sent you for a Swap - Please PM me ...before Commenting and I will contact you likewise

I have been Very Pleased with all of my Swaps and Thank You for the Wonderful Ratings and Hearts. and for the new Friends I have Made... ! ! ! I love Hosting Swaps too..


yvonne401 rated for PS - Summer Recipe Swap on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the yummy recipes and recipe cards!
Rosie2766 rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Iโ€™m sorry I failed to send your you milk, bowl, but cereal and spoon, but my horse is out of town!!!
Response: Smile !! Thank you for the Heart so when does your Horse get Home? by bus or Train..or Plane?
neecie rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #14 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: hello Jean ~ such a terrific job you did giving a deserved 2nd life to that gorgeous card {... it's a shame so many go to waste} - should frame it! love that you have so many interesting activities at home, despite not even being retired yet! keep up the good works & thanks for being a great swapper!
Response: Glad you liked the Card, and Thank you for giving me a Heart !!!
ezredax rated for Recipe Swap on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Jean, Thank you for the sweet scone recipe and the extras..... Look forward to trying them. Enjoy the day! Demaris
Response: Love Scones,Thankyou for the Heart and thoughtful comment...
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Where did you find a blueberry card? Especially since you grow your own??? We used to mostly freeze our raspberries. I think that we got the bad raspberry virus, tho, because our production has dropped to almost nothing. Might be time to convert the patch to a patio, sadly! Thanks for your card - I love the new Sun stamps.
Response: Might need some natural fertilizer and some trimming of old canes. this Fall ( old manure ). Thank you for the Heart !!! Yep 40 bushes in all stages of production and growth...
AzEkologi rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: I'm a fan of potato pancakes too! So yummy! Thanks for the great chuck. Love the sun stamp by the way. Best, Rick
Response: Thank You !! sometimes make them from Scratch with lots of onions.. !!!
kristyrogers rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 12, 2021
Response: Thank you and some of the comments I read were really cute and creative..
draco rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: nice comment
Response: Thank you for the Heart. !!
RiverTopanga rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Jean! Thank you for the cereal box pc. I haven't had Cascadian Farms cereal for a couple years. I really miss Whole Foods!! But I'm not driving an hour each way just to cereal!! On ice cream? Interesting idea! Thanks again!
Response: I picked up my Cereal at Amish Run Salvage Store (box had dented corners) and was only $1.50. I love Crunchy Cereals and my blueberries on Vanilla Ice Cream. Thank you for the Heart !!!
bluerose3 rated for PS - July Scavenger Hunt on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you. The pickle bookmark is neat.
Response: Glad you liked it !!! Thank you for the Heart !!!
LindaW rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the 3 great articles.
Response: Cutthe articles out of our Jefferson Gazette local newspaper. Thank you for the Heart and kind comment.
paperlover rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #13 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower upcycled post card. We have had too much rain. I love blueberries, I hope you get a lot this season
Response: Its raining as I type ( 4:26 pm) and most of the Day so far..will need alittle Sunshine to help ripen the berries when we start picking. Thank you for the Heart !!!
paperlover rated for Flower Note Card Swap on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note card. I enjoyed reading about your collections. I just collect owls. My husband and I both collect star wars stuff.
Response: Thank you for the quick Rating and the Hugable Heart !!! I have a few Owls and little donkeys pulling carts( glass or ceramic) and a handmade wood Fork like a farmer would use for Hay.. and I like anything with Birds... and linen Calendar Towels... have too much Stuff...LOL
Comment: Thanks for the notes, scriptures, and the Guidepost. Your prayers are appreciated!!
Response: May you be Blessed and you will still be in my prayers..
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Area Postcard on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks Jean for the scripture, and pc. I love being a Buckeye!!
Response: Thank you for quick rating and the heart .
Comment: Thank you. Nicely made and love the teas you sent though I have never tasted the toasted coconut before :)
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and the Heart.. !! Love Mint Tea made like Ice Tea !! and Sun Tea..
thequilterslink rated for PS - June Scavenger Hunt on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the interesting goodies you sent, really love the cat book mark, so cute. Would be great to meet up. My niece and I will be taking day trips this summer, like we use to do before covid. Maybe we can maks it happen. Luck with your gardsn, we only planted beets and tomatoes, and elderberry bushes.
Response: Thank you for the Heart !! ! If we didn't have to pay postage for Large packages I could send out boxes of STASH... Hate to Toss away anything even the cute cards I get in Swaps..
LadyJo rated for TCHH- Bird themed on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great notecard full of bird life! I enjoyed this! Also, great notecards as well! So glad you joined in the fun!
Response: Hugs for the Heart !!!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for PS - May Scavenger Hunt on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the super fun goodies! They will all go to great use! xx Gabi
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! ! and Great Comment ! ! ! !
Pepsicola57 rated for All Handmade on May 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome stuffโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Thank you for the Hearts !!!!

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Kirkdebb on Jul 31, 2021:

The sunflower bookmark you made me is just lovely! I sew, but I've never thought to make a bookmark like this. Thank you for the wonderful gift!

LadyJo on Jul 21, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome lemon cut outs! They will be great! This is for RAK only USA July Wish RAK, something lemons!

mchesser12 on Jul 20, 2021:

Thanks for the card and devotions mailed July 8. You have such a wonderful outlook on life. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Highlander18 on Jul 17, 2021:

Thank you so very much @BlueberryLady for the RAK July #2- Love Recipe Cards. Oh such a variety, will have fun using these for new recipes and to rewrite ones I have really messed up with ingredients accenting the cards.

phillaine on Jul 3, 2021:

for the vibrant, colorful sweetly stitched collage bookmark. I love it. โ™ฅ (RAK group June)

circularlogic on Jul 1, 2021:

Happy July, faith sister! Looking forward to sending blessings, prayers, and as much joy your way as I can!

happy july!

mchesser12 on Jun 30, 2021:

Thank you for the readings! I needed the reminder to slow down and put my priorities in order! Thank you!!! Melissa (G.I.F.T. June 2021)

mchesser12 on Jun 23, 2021:

Thanks for the Guideposts. I also enjoy reading the stories!

AZmom875 on Jun 11, 2021:

Advice from a blueberry: Be well rounded,

It is ok to be a little blue, Stay sweet.

mejulia on May 24, 2021:

I love the bookmark you made me for the RAK group. Thank you.

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