Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2022 7:32 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2021
Last Online: December 8, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hi, my name is jeannine.

I live in a blue house, blue enough that I feel a lingering presence of blue on my skin whenever I walk out of a door, like passing through a super fine mist of blue.
I live in/ share this blue house with my older sister because it makes good sense and I like her. (both my of my sisters are Amazing! I am so very fortunate.) There is also a cat. I like the cat though she is devious and rowdy; still, only slightly less devious and rowdy than the sister. I think I have a high tolerance and sturdy affection for troublesome things. Otherwise I am in my early 60s, non-smoker, never married, no children and I work a variety of odd, small, and ever changing jobs.

I have been a postcrossing member for years and value that exchange/experience very much. I think this might be another opportunity to have happy mail adventures.

Orange: orange is my happiest most favorite of all the colors. I think that's everything.

Well, No, I guess it isn't.

I have very kindly & courteously been told that my profile says nothing much specific, so

I am not fond of the color ocher.

I suspect I need a 12 step program for washi tape issue. ( Hmmmmm. cat food or more washi, see? No, the cat is neither abused nor neglected no matter what she may claim.)

I often plant flowers, but mostly I grow weeds. I like them both, flowers and weeds, but more than flowers I am aware of and attracted to leaves. The colors, the shapes and textures are endlessly interesting and yet serene.

I enjoy both coffee and tea and usually have 2 or 3 beverages scattered around at any time of the day. Her vet says the cat definitely cannot have coffee though she may have green tea if it's decaf. She has her own tea cup but prefers to drink from mine. I prefer cups with lids.

I am not particularly religous but I am not an atheist either.

I get very enthuastic about the things I find on my daily walk. I never know what I may come across. One of my best finds was/is part of a smashed plastic cup; it looks like a wing of some kind: Angel, butterfly, intergalactic insect, - don't know but it's beautiful. Finding odd scraps and tiny junk- metal, glass, plastic or wood things are a joy.
Having happy pockets when I get back to. home is often worth the grubbines and the need
for the cleaning of the found things.

I keep a book of quotes. Quotes I've read, heard or been sent. I've kept this book since i was in grade school. I look through it and it's like a journal, or calender, or maybe a guest book of visiting ideas and wisdom, or not... some of the quotes are just words -still fun though, and full of memories.

I have a shoe box of things like tea bag tags ( !Salada! ) And DMC floss bands, Cracker Jack jokes. Kinder egg toys and bubble gum machine prizes. When it gets too full I divide it up, keeping some of all types of trinkets for myself, then isend the. a packet of stuff to some unsuspecting family. person or friend whether they want it or not. Nope- Do not feel sorry for them. They do it to me with giant zuchinnis. (Porch bombing with overgrown vegetables seems to be a favored late summer pastime)

Favorite Crafts

Without either confirming or denying having a definite hoarding compulsion, I do craft.
Okay so, as a kiddle, my mum taught me needlework and sewing. She sewed most of our clothes and believed that sewing was a good base for learning useful practical skills. I agree and am lucky she was such a good teacher. Sewing was my first craft. Embroidery, garment construction, needlepoint, darning ( yes for years I did actually darn socks, I still can but I don't anymore because really "why?" ) I did them with happiness. Then I took up quilting. Oh my goodness; I love fabric! The colors and the designs/patterning. Joy! - but also expensive per project. And quilting needs SPACE. It's a long term kind of deal. I got excited about new ideas and techniques and fabrics and started new projects before finishing existing projects and that was a miserable feeling when I looked at all my UFOs and bins of things still to do. So eventually, i cut mostly all the quilts down to smaller projects, tote bags and pillows, potholders....and I did actually finish them all. I decided that quilting was too much of an endurance hobby for me so I took up beading.

Oh I love the beads! The colors, the marvelous feel of glass, metal, stone or whatever in my hands. The light through a bowl of beads is mesmerizing and delucious! I thought that beading would mean smaller faster projects, right? Yes, but also no. They were smaller and occasionally faster but beading also is pretty high maintainance, and sneakily expensive. That's when I realized that i was taken up by both quilting and beadwork pretty much so I could play with colors and patterns and design. And that's when I began papercrafting in a primary way. Now I have All the lovely colors -all the patterns. Yum!
I do mostly papercrafting, mixed media, collage, origami, calligraphy, sketching, shibori.... paper things. I do also still happily get my hands and imagination busy with lots of other than paper crafting. Sewing/ needle arts, in a small scale, art dolls, acrylic clay, papermaking, watercolor, macrame/knotting, braiding. I think eventually or maybe basically all the kinds of crafting are so inter-related that it's tricky to say one thing is separate from all the others skills. It's easy to see how caligraphy and cake decorating are similar: rythym, proportion and consistency, the same skill(s), different application. So many things to learn more about, so many fun things to try.

Stuff, and then other stuff. Maybe it's hoarding. Truly, i am running out of space to work/play in. I do pack up boxes of stuff to share or send or donate, but there's still more stuff. It could be clutter, but maybe also be treasure! It's all that amazing potential. Impossible for me to decide.

Favorite Books

I can't imagine my life with out reading. I read a lot. Almost always for fun.
I read mostly fiction, but occasionally non fiction too. I read most anything: novels, sci-fi/fantasy, mysteries, adventure, biographies, historical, thrillers, YA/childrens, Not so much the classics, I still have not managed to finish War and Peace. ( It more a personal goal than fun. I think if I just read a page or 2 a day I could finish it in this decade. Probably. maybe. -I suppose it could happen.)


mb58ca rated for Doodle Postcard on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: That is such a cool doodle! I love it not only because it’s artistic, but it’s because of a coffee mug--ha ha ha. Good quote, too.
Response: πŸ™‚Thank You mb58ca, This was a fun swap. β˜•πŸ₯„
suepier rated for 10 ON THE 10TH ...NOVEMBER (2022) on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: You are very welcome.πŸ™‚
carterj rated for Artspiration on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: Omg, I love, Love, love it! So, suitable for framing!
Response: Oh that makes me smile carterj!
onyx95 rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #11 on Dec 1, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness, you do beautiful work and I wish I had your wonderful handwriting. Thank you so much for the letter with it, good luck with the job search, I liked the Dragon Tattoo but right now I'm trying to expand my type of book by reading a true crime, it's hard for me to get into, Practice to Deceive by Ann Rule.
Response: You are so welcome onyx95, I enjoyed reading your profile. Thank You for the kind thoughts about my coloring; I do love to color. I agree it's tricky getting invested in a different genre. Right now I am reading The Changling by Victor Lavalle and it's a little different for me. I hope Practice to Deceive ends up a good read for you. πŸ“–
aurelas rated for Catbook 14 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: You really made my and my daughter's day! She named the whale finger puppet Billy and she loved the cat bookmark and postcard too. I'm going to be putting my Choi Choo cat card somewhere where we can all see it. The cat bookmarks are adorable but my favourite thing is the paper crane. I've never seen one in real life and it's exquisite! I think we will hang it on our tree. Thank you so much for everything. Happy holidays!
Response: You are very welcome aurelas, I enjoyed putting that envelope together for you both. My mum taught me folding when I was a kid and we made origami ornaments for our Christmas tree every year. I am honored that you might hang this crane on your tree. They are pretty easy to fold, YouTube has lots of instructional videos if you want to make one or some for yourself. πŸ™‚ Happiness and Peace to you
squince rated for 10 ON THE 10TH ...NOVEMBER (2022) on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: You can write so small!!! I'm impressed!
Response: Lol, it's one of my superpowers.
Comment: Thank you for the very lovely postcard. It was a nice surprise in my mailbox before heading off on holiday break. Such nice handwriting too! I hope your flower beds survived the storms! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Response: You are very welcome Savannahrandons, Thank You for good thoughts for my flower beds. I think they are going to be fine. I may need to spread some extra mulch though to replace what the rains washed away. I hope your holiday break is fun and refreshing! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. πŸ¦ƒ
SunflowerRose rated for I'm Bored...Let's Write! #4 on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: Trying rating round 2 lol. I didnt hit the save button apparently. Sorry.
Response: Hi SunflowerRose, Thank You, πŸ–‹not any kind of thing, Happy Thanksgiving
coolcamaro rated for Here and there - Postcard swap on Nov 18, 2022
Comment: β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ Wow, that was awesome. I so enjoyed reading your note. Everything about what you sent was great. I love it. It made me feel like what I sent my partner was so inadequate in comparison.
Response: Lol coolcamaro, Thank You, you are very kind. πŸ™‚This has been a fun swap; for sure your partner will be happy with the postcards you sent. Happiness and Peace to you.
Comment: thank you so much 11/17
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Thank you sooooooooo much for the awesome postcard and all that work! Love, luv, LoVe!
Response: You are welcome kittyhahahotbot, Happiness and Peace to you
Poohtat rated for 10 ON THE 10TH ...NOVEMBER (2022) on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Growing up I used to go by Jan in school. My family has always called me Neen. I love my name now as it is different. I have only met a handful of people with this name. I still get excited when I hear a character on TV named Jannine even though it is usually spelled Janine.
Response: Hi Jannine, it is very much a name that offers flexibility. πŸ˜€ The jeannines that are spelled with a "G" are fun too. It has been a pleasure to meet you through your profile, Happiness and Peace to you.
BalticFox rated for 10 ON THE 10TH ...NOVEMBER (2022) on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I enjoy reading about your "peace and quiet" with a book!
Response: Hi BalticFox, you are welcome. πŸ™‚ Books are a joy! I am glad you liked the postcard. It was/is a fun swap.
Comment: Love your jam-packed postcard! If I'm feeling gluttonous, I'll treat myself to McDonald's and a Diet Coke, as I hardly ever eat processed food or drink soda unless I'm going out!
Response: Go you! I am more a Wendy's person, but a Quarter Pounder with cheese is a classic. πŸ”πŸŸ Thank You for the 🧑
paperlover rated for 10 ON THE 10TH ...NOVEMBER (2022) on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Pennsylvania post card. I enjoyed reading about the grouse, the quote and your gas price. In the next city from where I live gas is about $1 less. Tulsa's prices are a few cents higher like $3.20 or so.
Response: You are welcome paperlover, gasoline prices change so very quick and inexplicably. iIt's just odd thing since a gallon is the same everywhere. 😁 I hope you have a great day!
Comment: So happy to hear how far your kitty has come!!!❀️
Response: Thank You nicolebrooke23, Lol, all cats are special but she is special to me. 🐈
DreamCloud rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #10 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: Your coloring is beautiful! I’m really going to enjoy coloring my section of these postcards ❀️
Response: Awe, 😁 Thank You DreamCloud, those are very kind words. I'm very happy you will enjoy coloring the postcards. I had fun too. I love to color. Often I color in big dollar store coloring books for preschoolers. That feeling of crayons smoothing overthe pulpy paper makes me smile every time. And the simple shapes offer room to be silly in technique and design. Pencils are fabulous and versitile, markers are ebullient and fast, but crayons πŸ–are in my heart. Do you have a favorite coloring medium?
BobaBarb rated for Favorite Color on Nov 2, 2022
Comment: thank you
Response: Lol, No no, Thank You πŸ€πŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸ΅πŸ˜πŸš•β˜€οΈπŸŒˆ
Comment: Very happy to get the calendar pages from you. I think they are signs from beyond … when I get things with special dates on them. You sent Feb 18,2022. Feb 18 is our wedding anniversary. 35 years already. Thank you bunches ;)
Response: Awe! That's great Wingy! Congratulations on your 35 years, that's a lot of love πŸ’– You are very welcome. I am happy to have been able to share some of the old calender pages. I fussy cut them to use in collage but it's still many many pages. Happiness and Peace to you
hd121893 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #15 on Nov 2, 2022
Comment: Such a great envelope! Stuffed with wonderful things, thank you so much :)
Response: Hi hd121893, you are very welcome, I had fun with that envelope. The fox running through the trees is among my most favorite washi. 🦊

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mchesser12 on Jul 18, 2022:

Thanks for adding to my Art Collab postcard.

GrumpyGrandma on Jan 7, 2022:

I love the journal that we swaped-you are a very creative crafter. This has also given me ideas to work with on my furture journals. Thank you so much.

OrigamiGrace on Jul 29, 2021:

Great profile! Welcome to Swapbot!

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