Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:05 pm


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: February 28, 2024
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States


Please include the WHOLE name of of the SWAP on the OUTSIDE of ENVIE and your SWAP MEMBER Name outside on envie too. + inside envie/package too. If I can't read it I can't Rate you. include date of the SWAP too

Favorite Books

Mostly Fiction- Books about: Amish Life, Cook books, Old West, American Indians, Pioneers, 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..Need to sort out some books that are taking up space..LOL

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, Family Type Movies. New Firestick with Amazon..to watch movies and other TV Shows too.

Christian Themed Movies

Favorite Television

We have digital Antenna - Our son got us Fire Stick from Amazon to watch lots of free digital programing. Love PBS shows.


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:

Unique/Vintage Buttons, Small Scraps of Quilting Fabric at least 5 inches Square, Different kinds of Twine and Cording Raffia, Hemp, Jute, Twill Ribbon, Vintage Labels -- Easy Crochet Pattern instructions,....Small Leather scraps, .. Love Anything Hand Made by You

Like to do/Collect

We have 37 Blueberry Bushes as well as other Berries. Weeds come Free - LOL

~ Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, GRIT magazine, Countryside mag.

I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. Sourdough Bread, Rye bread, Clover Leaf Rolls...Quick Breads.
I splurged last year and bought some shaped baking pans from Nordic ware that were on sale.

. I have loads of Cookbooks.

~Homesteading, Feeding the Birds in the Winter months.

, I collect Wood Picnic Baskets ( great for storage of other stuff I collect like the Doilies), I have my Grandma's Pie Basket,
Old and interesting Recipe Boxes, 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 Rolling pins. . New or Vintage Postcards from your State Love Yard and Estate sales, Auctions..., Flea Markets, Thrift Stores,
I Love my pieces of Pottery -that have Blueberries on them. found 2 more pottery pieces with Blueberries and Strawberries...We have 3 Amish made wood Rockers. 2 are Children's rockers. My Husband collects Beer Steins from Germany (marked), to add to his collection he brought home when He was stationed there (Army). and Beer Coasters.

About Me

Its Official : I Retired on June 1, 2022 after working almost 18 yrs doing Home Care for Seniors/ dementia, Alz clients.
I am Diabetic but do not use artificial sweeteners.

I have 3 sons, Justin (43), Adam (39), Zach (34) -- Husband Bill is 72 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! and he was an elected Township Trustee- Retired as of today!!.

I have 6 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons , and 3 Granddaughters.

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' Ginger ale. sometimes will have a couple sips of light wines.

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 go up for the Winter. Always Learning.... like the outdoors - 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. Plaid Flannel Shirts are Warm and look good with bluejeans.

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 69 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

As of June 1, 2022 I am RETIRED. I worked for Comfort Keepers. Non-Medical In-Home Care for Seniors... I had been with this company for 17yrs. 8 mo. .

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. Worked in several Factories too.

Where I Have Been....

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

just came back from Gatlinburg, TN. ( Oct. 2022)

Rating.and Flakers

December 31, 2023 -- 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..


ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Handmade Scripture Bookmark on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark with the Exodus 6:7 verse. I like the larger size and the multi-colored tassel is fun. I also like the brochure you included to house it. That is a neat idea and one I might use.
atlantian rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - February 2024 on Feb 19, 2024
bostianh rated for GIFT: Faith Sister Feburary on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful things you sent me this month. I absolutely love the hearts bookmark I am using a green one you sent me ages ago currently in the book I'm reading, they are stunning. Have a beautiful rest of your month.
Response: Thank you for Rating but the month isn't done yet! ! more to come
SasseyLynn rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - February 2024 on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: I felt like I could have written your postcard lol... except for the weather, it is much warmer here! <3
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! and the quick rating. we had lots of Wind here today (2/15) + Huge Snowflakes and Rain.
Comment: Thank you for the great chunk. I also keep all our family food packages to make postcards and do crafts.
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! !! Thank you for the Great Comment !
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful sown bookmarks. I love them both. very nice swap to receive. Your awesome.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and kind Comment !
SuperNay rated for Send 3+ Green Flat Items + NOTE on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: This was a fun swap, receiving such a variety of greens. Thank you. :)
Response: Lucky I had greens !!! Thank you for the Heart.
indigorose rated for (E-mail Swap) One Word Answers on Feb 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the interesting answers! :)
Response: Thank you for the Heart ~!
debbee2014 rated for “Happy Mail” Swap on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: Nice Happy Mail! We don't live far from each other. I have never met anyone from Swap-bot. But You are the 3rd person who lives close enough to met. I was surprised you were really close on sat. Yes I agree - waiting for sunshine. we had a little this morning but not enough.Thanks for the cute valentine stickers.
Response: We will have to get together as soon as the weather gets Better ! ! !Thank you for the Heart and quick Rating!!
JKartstuff rated for (E-mail Swap) One Word Answers on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: I enjoyed reading your responses. We matched on 11 and 13!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! and I will have to look back to see...
Comment: Of course the Blueberry Lady would add her own blueberries to yogurt! :) I make blueberry smoothies all the time, they're our favorite. Thanks for the chunk!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! and the Blueberries ! ! ! I eat frozen Blueberries-so refreshing in the summer tossed into lemonade or ice tea..
Comment: Thank you for the chunk! Seems like we have lots in common! ☺️
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! and will have to Read your profile again.! !
Rosie2766 rated for Quick friendly profile comment on Jan 28, 2024
Comment: Hi Jean, thanks for reading my profile!! We do have a lot in common!! I’m not even sure how to add people on Pinterest. Lol thank you also for the message in my inbox!! I look forward to your Pinterest name!! Take care!!!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! Hugs ! !!
Apelser rated for Quick friendly profile comment on Jan 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your comment on my profile. I agree that nothing beats having a real book in your hand. Glad to hear that we have similar interests. Have a wonderfully blessed 2024.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Responding so Quickly ! !
Comment: Thank you for the awesome comment and taking the time to read my profile!!! :)
Response: Love reading Profiles so I can find out about others with out being Nosey !
Comment: Thanks for this colourful email! It's interesting that you found the place you'd like to visit question the most difficult one to answer
Response: I also would like to visit Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavian countries and Alaska, have been to Bogota, Columbia in SA and all over the USA. wow quick rating Thank you! 37*F and Rainy here in NE corner of Ohio. Hugs!
Comment: Thank you for the chunk and telling me about pops. He sounds a lot like my ex's sweet dad. I miss him more than the ex.
Response: Thank you for the Nice comment...
LindaW rated for CF: Send a card on Jan 26, 2024
Comment: It was nice to receive the "Thinking of You" card, notecard, and note papers. Thanks for sharing about what has been going on over there in very chilly Ohio.
dakotadee rated for December 2023- Handmade Ornament on Jan 26, 2024
Response: Thank you for Rating.
bb2 rated for CF: Book Review for January on Jan 24, 2024
Comment: Hi Jean, Thank you for the interesting book reviews. They all sound like good reads although I'm not fond of stories about the Amish way of life. Thank you for the tuck ins, too. Happy reading!
Response: Thank you for the kind comment and for the Heart. ! !

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yvonne401 on Feb 24, 2024:

Hi Jean! Thank you for my G.I.F.T. Swaps February wishes. I loved the pretty recipe cards and the beautifully handmade swap cards. Thanks so much for thinking of me.



bluerose3 on Feb 21, 2024:

PA Swappers: Feb WTA. Thank you for all the red items. Really like cloth.

JuneRosebud on Feb 18, 2024:

Jean, Thank you for the heavy tags & bonus heart book mark on RAKS ONLY USA for: February RAK #1 - 6 Heavy Tags with Strings - 3 Winners picked Feb. 9, 2024. I appreciated getting them...

grammypammy on Feb 14, 2024:

Thank you for the pretty card and scriptures of encouragement! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

24Donna on Feb 2, 2024:

You are my February faith sister! I’m so blessed always enjoy having you as my partner!
1 Corinthians 1:4 I always thank my God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus.
Blessings and prayers

Poohtat on Jan 30, 2024:

Quick Friendly Profile Comment - Poohtat -

I love wandering through my flower gardens

Doulton on Jan 28, 2024:

I loved reading your profile. You have a distinctive voice and tone. When I saw your name my heart leapt up. I love Blueberries. My first favourite book was named "Blueberries for Sal".

It's so great that you feed the birds. So do we. Sometimes I've seen a hawk sitting on tope of one of the bird feeders. I love old cookbooks and also reading menus from the past on the internet.

You have so many wonderful collections. I got nostalgic reading your profile: so many of the things you do are capable of make me smile with delight that people are not neglecting the past.

I hope you have more travels.
I love the thought of promoting music in dementia patients. Actually for all patients it can be soothing, or energizing, and really improve the day. You sound very patient and big-hearted. I loved your profile.

Annydot on Jan 28, 2024:

Greetings my fellow Ohioan! I hope you are a little bit dryer than I am- we are definitely soggy here in the middle. I love all your cookbooks- I enjoy experimenting with new recipes or thinking about new ways to use what I grow in my garden. I was raised on a farm too- and that's what prompted me to buy a very small one a few years ago. I love the wildlife and the birds and the quiet. I think your work must have been hard, it takes a very caring person to provide that kind of comfort and care. I'm also with you about people with no common sense. I get irritated when people only think of themselves and don't do simple things like returning shopping carts to their place. I enjoyed learning about you (and how you got your swapbot ID)-- sending warm wishes to you.

thequilterslink on Jan 27, 2024:

Thank you so much for the lovely painted bookmark. jan.Rak

yvonne401 on Jan 27, 2024:

Hi Jean! G.I.F.T. Swaps January wishes, thanks so much for the tea, Valentine's stickers and prayer cards and for thinking of me!



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