Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2021 6:58 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: October 22, 2021
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States

About Me

I am very proud of my 5 rating. I NEVER flake. If you do not receive from me I am glad to re-send. All you need to do is send a me a PM and I will get a re-send out by the next day.

I live in a small town in Texas that has one blinking yellow light and a few stop signs. I have a fur child, Peaches. I taught public school for 33 years: home economics. I retired in 2014.

I like to crochet . I have made over 50 pet mats for a local animal adoption center. And I have also made hats for chemo patients and cocoons for preemies.

ABC Likes:
A - Aqua, Austria, Aprons
B - Bunnies, Big Bang Theory
C - Cats, Crochet, Crafting, Chocolate, Country music, Calvin & Hobbes
D - Dancing, Dallas Cowboys, Dirty Dancing (the movie)
E - Easter
F - Flowers
G - Gnomes
H - Hello Kitty, Hedgehogs
I - Iced tea
J - Journals, 'Junking'
K - Kittens, Kolaches
L - Lavender, London
M - Morning pages, Marshmallows
N -
O - Otters
P - Pink, Pocket letters, Polka music, Pressed pennies, Pinterest
Q -
R - Red, Reading, Rubber ducks, Road trips, Raccoons
S - Sewing, Spring, San Antonio Spurs, Snoopy, Suzy's Zoo, Squirrels (skirtles)
T - Travel
U -
V -
W - Washi tape, Willie Nelson, Waterfalls, Watermelon, Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too!)
X -
Y - YouTube, Yarn
Z -

Favorite Music

The only time I really listen to music is when I รขm in the car. And then, the radio station is set on country music or I may listen to cds. Most of those are either country or polka/waltz music from local bands. Polka music is หœhappy music for happy people!"

Favorite Books

I like to read, mainly fiction. I have a small collection of books about pets! When I get one of those, they stay with me. When I finish with other books, I either donate or give to someone else. I also like reading personal stories from World War II.

Favorite Movies

I don't watch a lot of movies. Even growing up, we never went to the movies. Living out in the country didn't lend itself to being able to go to the movies. Now, if I go to movies, it will be for a romantic comedy. I don't care for horror movies or sci fi.

Favorite Television

My guilty pleasure is watching reality shows, such as Big Brother, Bachelor and Bachelorette, Survivor and Amazing Race. I always wanted to be a contestant on the Amazing Race (before they started doing those really difficult roadblocks and challenges!). I also like to watch Jeopardy and get really excited when I can know the question, especially the final question! Other favorite shows include House Hunters, Tiny House Nation, Texas Flip & Move and Flip or Flop, The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls

. Favorite Crafts

I love to crochet. I have made pet mats for local animal shelters, cocoons for preemies and chemo hats for cancer patients. I also make scarves, dishcloths, just about anything that isn't too difficult. Let me crochet and watch television and I am a happy camper!

I used to make a lot of beaded items: jewelry, Christmas ornaments, etc. But I haven't been doing a lot of that lately.

I have always had a fondness for paper crafting. Anything to do with paper makes me smile. Scrapbooking, journals, now pocket letters and trying ATCs - any of that makes me happy!

I also sew. I have been sewing since I was nine years old - that was a looooong time ago. I also taught sewing when I was teaching and that was my favorite part of the year.

I will try just about any craft. People would always ask me, "Why are you making that?" My answer would be, "To see if I can!"


I don't have a lot of dislikes and am pretty easy to please. That being said... if you would like receiving what you are sending me, than I will most likely be happy to receive it.
The only holiday that I am not fond of is Halloween. I don't like the ghoulish, creepy, etc. things that are associated with Halloween (including skulls and crossbones). If I participate in a swap dealing with Halloween, I would prefer the cute, smiley ghosts, bats, cats, etc. I can send the 'creepy' kind but I prefer to receive the 'cutesy' kind!

PLEASE...No Thank You

I am listing several items that I do not care to receive in swaps (unless the swap calls for it). I either have too much of these items or no use for them. Thanks for understanding! * NO magazine cutouts * NO sticker flakes * NO alphabet stickers * NO reward/school type stickers * NO leftover paper scraps * NO notecards * NO sticky notes * NO note pads or loose memo sheets


Items listed in no particular order... * Gnome washi tape * Unused US Forever postage stamps * Embossing folders * Dies (new or gently used) * Vintage playing cards * Vintaqe ephemera to use in junk journals * Return address labels * Project Life cards


Kellynoverman rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: thank you for the cute card and extras! Its all very cute!
craftyAnnaLu rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงก Where'd you find the pumpkin doily? It's so cool!
Mitziishere rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the Halloween goodies! The ghost goodie mag was my favorite:)
boandsully rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Cute card! Thank you for the surprises inside!
andee73 rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card and extras!
jenlovespsu rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the spooky mail! Happy Halloween :)
RedheadLady rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card. Happy Halloween!
debbiespoms rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much, for the spooky pumpkins Halloween card and Halloween ribbon piece, goodie bag & stickers! Loving all!
Karen07 rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: The treat bag is super cute! Happy Halloween!
jannieb rated for Mini MEGA Halloween Card Swap - USA on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the awesome Halloween-y dog card...so cute!!! I will enjoy the goodies you sent as well. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Got it! Thanks so much!!
Comment: Thank you so much :) I love the card!
Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm saving my cards to open closer to Halloween. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you very much, for the doggy Halloween card, Pumpkin doily, treat bag, and stickers. Loving all! also thanks for the cute joke about demons & ghouls. Ha ha !๐Ÿคฃ
Comment: Hello and thank you for the cute envie, nice card. Funny joke and extras. I just love this time of year. Happy Fall๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ
Comment: Love the card! And thanks for the surprises inside! I love the little treat bag.
simplyjeannette rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thank You
Erasernut rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful items that you sent. I loved everything, and especially the book pages which will be making their way into a junk journal very soon.
Mitziishere rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Excellent! Thank you so much for everything, especially the laceโ€ฆ. Makes me so happy:)

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shirleyinCA on Jan 10, 2021:

Just wanted to say a special thank you for Christmas Countdown #4 US. Loved your vintage card and the bookplates and very delightful Los Angeles vintage postcard! You mentioned that you have many from CA but none from my little town of Yorba Linda - not surprising! That did make me wonder though if you might have any from Santa Barbara, my favorite city in CA and where I went to college (in vintage years gone by!) If you do and would trade with me for something, please let me know! Thank you.

BusyB on Dec 9, 2020:

Just popping in to say thank you so much for the vintage postcard of Lloyd Center in Portland you sent in a countdown to Christmas swap! So excited to receive this and appreciate your thoughtfulness! Love the die cuts and snowman card as well. Merry Christmas Renee! โค๏ธโ„๏ธ๐ŸŒฒโ›„

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Snaileditcrafts on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Renee, I just sent out the swap, "Anything Goes Easter Card & Flat Surprise Swap USA" I hope it arrives quickly and safely! Have a wonderful Easter! E

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

apirl 1

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely card you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. Your kind words are so appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. We love the Swap-bot community and hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience!! Happy 2018!

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