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Date Joined: June 30, 2021
Last Online: March 2, 2024

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.)


tonat80 rated for Library card pocket swap! on Mar 2, 2024
Comment: Wow! Super STUFFED envie/pocket!! I do love my library. I am lucky to have many choices within an hour radius of my home - small and large alike. I loved everything you sent. That large purply envelope is gorgeous! Thank you!!
Response: you are welcome tonat80. Libraries are among my favorite places too. That envelope is from the 2022 Stickii advent calendar. The envelopes they use to hide the stickers change each year but they are always fun. And fun to share. 🌱
Tara21cd rated for Library card pocket swap! on Feb 29, 2024
Comment: Jeannine, WOW what an amazing package I received today. So much more than just a library card. I love the old letter, tickets and tea card. Everything you sent is awesome and appreciated. Thank you.
Response: Wow, Thank You, and you are very welcome. I am happy to share, it's one of the best thing about swapbot. πŸ–
Oneartcookie5 rated for Mail Art Envelope on Feb 24, 2024
Comment: Wow! Your mail art is spectacular. It is definitely being saved in my journal. Thank you for everything you sent: the beautiful envelope, the sweet note, and the generous amount of collage and art materials. You (and your cat lol) spent a great deal of time and care on this swap. I really appreciate it. You made it an awesome mail day!
Response: Gosh, Thank You Oneartcookie5, yourcomment has made my day! I had big fun doing your envelope and I am super happy it offered you a smile. 🌿🌼☘🌱🌻
junemoon rated for Short Story With a Twist #1 on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: I enjoyed your story. I like the cantankerous narrator and I smiled at the various things she nearly won and did win. This was a fun swap.
Response: Thank You for your kindness junemoon. I agree a fun swap but also exciting in a sometimes uncomfortable way. You choice of subject was awesome so I thank you too. πŸ–Š
mchesser12 rated for TOPIC THEME SUBJECT (TTS) #18 on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the letter and sharing about your hoodie. How sweet all the love you have put into it. Love the tea cup and teaspoon drawing! Thanks for the notecard, postcards, and stickers.
Response: β˜•πŸ₯„ You are welcome and Thank you for the heart mchesser. This was a fun swap.
03Scarlett rated for TOPIC THEME SUBJECT (TTS) # 22 on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the PC ... I appreciate it. Have a lovely day! 🌹🌹🌹
Response: Thank You 03Scarlett, and you are welcome, this is a fun swap. It is a lovely day here, sunny and full of house birds building nests. 🌱
Comment: What a terrific swap! Great selection, wonderful packaging and envelope decoration. Thanks so much for curating this bundle of joy for me. I love it!!
Response: It makes me very happy that you are enjoying the stuffs. πŸŒžπŸŒ› You are entirely welcome Jafferty, and I appreciate you having given me a heart
Comment: Thank you,
Response: πŸ™‚ this was afun swap rplongbeach
Response: Hi sincerelyem 🏡
Comment: <3 Thanks for sharing! This was a fun swap to see what everyone came up with!
Response: Thank You aholmer, ...more hours would seem useful.. πŸ™‚ Bur for me the thing is it's not the hours in a day, it's the choices. More time and I'd just come up with more things to choose among.
carterj rated for Winter Themed FLIPBOOK on Jan 5, 2024
Comment: Score! Jeannine, WOW! Your flipbook is absolutely fantastic! You did a wonderful job and all the goodies are so beautiful! so glad I had you has my partner!!! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh, Thank You carterj, I am relieved and happy if you are happy. You are totally welcome. I wanted to do my best work for you cause you are an awesome partner. Thank You for your kindness and patience. ❄
Comment: What a wonderful envie and happy mail. Thank You. I do miss crafting some, but just no time for it these days. Collaging sound fun, I might just try it in a journal.
Response: Thank You karenc5079, I hope you do, it's marvelous fun and often a true surprise in what you might end up with. πŸ–
KrystalCook84 rated for Swap bot book club! on Dec 22, 2023
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on the book. I truly felt like I was in a room. With you discussing thoughts in the book. I love that!!
Response: Awe, Thank You KrystalCook84, I really enjoy the discussion part of book clubs too. Happiness and Peace -see you in another book club swap πŸ“š
ArtsyAbby rated for Swap bot book club! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the package. I agree with your review of the book on every level. This book was actually a DNF for me because I just felt so incredibly disconnected with it. I also agree with what you said about the past a present. It could’ve been clearer. As much as I TRIED and wanted to finish this book every time I tried picking it up it felt like a I was reading a paper I’d write for college. I would get bored and ultimately distracted so I just called it and marked it a DNF. I thought maybe it was just because I’m young and maybe I wasn’t matured or old enough to understand the concept. I heard SUCH great things about this book that I thought maybe it was just too old for me. I’m so glad I found someone that was the same way. That makes me feel so much better about my reading comprehension haha! As for the letters, my December swap is already assigned so I don’t want to change it for those who might have sent it already but I will definitely make it shorter and easier for January.
Response: Hi ArtsyAbby, you are very welcome. πŸ™‚ I agree, it is a curious thing to have a substantially different experience with a story than many of a person's book buddies. I am not young but it still makes me wonder about my perceptions. January is not a good month for me but I read your swap description and was excited to see the changes. I hope to participate in another Swapbot book club. Thank You for hosting, it was a fun swap. πŸ“š
Ace330660 rated for Collaged Index Cards on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful index cards! I like the bird theme and the folio you put them in.
Response: You are very welcome Ace330660. I enjoyed making the cards very much. Happiness and Peace to you. πŸͺΆ
Comment: THANK YOU 😊
Response: No Thank You lefisher9227, πŸ“¬
Fritzasaurus rated for Blind grab & send postcard swap on Oct 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and drawing!
Response: πŸ™‚ Welcome to swapbot Fritzasaurus
Comment: thanks for the goodies - excited to pass the card along. happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome sschibetts β˜€οΈ
Wingy rated for Stickers around the world postcard #55 on Oct 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap. Love all of the stickers. Thank you
Response: You're very welcome Wingy, it's always fun to swap with you πŸ‚
emcki rated for Bookmark swap #1 on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: thank you :) that envelope is so beautiful !
Response: Hi emcki, The envelope is from Stikii from the sticker advent calendar last year. They are very nice, I agree. πŸ™‚

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TerryEO321 on Jun 3, 2023:

Jeannine, I love what you sent me in both envelopes that were decorated so well. You can tell you put a lot of effort and sweetness in this swap to me. I so appreciate it - especially your letters. It's great to have met you through them - you are such an awesome person - wow, how cool is that? Thank you for making my day!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 29, 2021:

Great profile! Welcome to Swapbot!

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