Swap-bot Time: July 30, 2021 11:51 pm


Original Member
Last Online: July 30, 2021
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I am a definite snail mail addict. I love both sending and receiving mail. I have never not sent a swap and appreciate when someone tells me if a swap doesn't arrive. I have resent swaps with no problems, just am not psychic that something didn't arrive. I also rate all swaps the day they arrive.

I'm a Southern California native, married, mother of two and grandmother of three. I am retired! I retired twelve years ago and love every minute of my life. Still wondering when I had the time to work as I have so much I enjoy doing and not enough time to complete everything. I especially love writing pen pals and would love to hear from you. Just send me a note for my address. I love cooking, baking, reading, making cards and about anything else I am doing. I enjoy anything to do with Christmas. I always enjoy making at least one gift for each member of my family. This year there are lots of crocheted pot holders, some counted cross stitch magnets and a few counted cross stitch bookmarks. I have 21 family members and give each one 25 small gifts as Advent gifts. They are all wrapped in aluminum foil. I shop year round and often put items I receive in swaps in the boxes. I also love sending naked mail and my grandchildren have learned not to be surprised at what arrives in the mail. I live close enough to the original Disneyland to see the nightly fireworks

Favorite Movies

Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express

Favorite Crafts

OK, I lack a lot in the talent department but not in the enjoy trying department so I keep having fun trying. I enjoy making envelopes, counted cross stitch, huck weaving, crocheting and want to get back to making note cards. I am just starting ATCs. Actually, haven't made one yet but have the supplies.

What I like to receive


something unique from your country or part of the U.S.

recipes or cookbooks put out by churches or clubs - used is fine

anything to do with cookies = recipes, cookie cutters, etc.

washi tape, this is something new and fun for me.

anything to do with Christmas (OK, I don't consider snowmen to have anything to do with Christmas)

Gingerbread men and anything with Gingerbread men on it

I am a desert rat and wish I could move back to the desert. I love tortoises, cactus, lizards, snakes and anything else that reminds me of the desert.

anything with the Pillsbury Dough Boy on it

favorite colors are any jewel tone.

small counted cross stitch projects, especially Christmas or bookmarks, or 14 count fabric in any color

Something that interests you and will expand my world and knowledge

something small I can give as Christmas gifts


things I don't like

Anything to do with prejudice or hate.

anything to do with nudity

long dislike lists


memo pads


Kawaii or other cute things. I'm not a cute person.

then again, I love surprises so most everything is OK

Post card preferences

I have joined a lot of post card swaps recently and just realized I never added any post card preferences. Part of the reason is I like most any post card. Preferences though include large letter cards, scenery, pictures of the area where you live or where you like to visit, wild animals, birds and reptiles, or wild flowers. I am not a great fan of art type cards but once in awhile they are good. I have had some great homemade cards however I also have had a few cards that were just stickers slapped on a piece of cardboard. If the latter is what you plan to send, don't waste your postage. I do prefer real stamps on the cards. I also love notes on the cards, something about you and where you live or what is shown on the card. An interesting note and a real stamp usually gets a heart. I prefer my cards to be naked but up to you.


I enjoy giving hearts and and am fairly liberal when i give them. That said, there are a couple of things that won't get you a heart.

First, if you don't spell my name oorrectly I most likely won't give you a heart. Come on, at least pay that much attention to the swap.

Second, if you don't put the swap name on the swap most likely I will be too tired to give you a heart by the time I search for the swap to rate it.

Adding junk. OK, it is fun to find an extra from my wish list in a package but so often I get things I don't want and I just have to throw them out. Please just give me what the swap requires. I have enough of my own junk I don't need yours.

I also love real stamps so they help me want to give hearts.

Favorite Books

I llove to read and read most anything except sci-fi and poetry. Memoirs, historical fiction and memories are my favorite. Just now I'm reading. lot of WW11 books. I also love mysteries and love both Jonathon and Faye Kellerman.


Comment: Thank you for your lovely note and notecard and a postcard from a presidential library!!! I've visited several, most recently Truman's in Missouri. My favorite so far is FDR's in Hyde Park, NY.
Comment: Hi! Ooh, flowers! I should have thought of that! I had water against the shore too! Thanks for a great Earth Day swap!! Have a great weekend, hope you can get out there and enjoy those 5 things on your list 😃
Comment: Hi Julia! Thank you for the cool astronaut pc!! I love Chinese food. Your meal sounded great even though I don’t like seafood. I like spicy and crispy though and those lovely veggies, yumm!! Thank you.
simcoe54 rated for CHWH: Sender's Choice PC Swap on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great pc.
Comment: Thanks for the pcs and the nice seals!
Comment: Thanks very much for your nice postcard. That's amazing you have sent so many cards! Wow! Impressive! I enjoy Postcrossing but I think I like Swap bot a bit better as it has more creativity in it and is always different. Cathy
Comment: Like all but the pineapple! Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you for the PC! I've never been to San Clemente. I had a wonderful 4th of July as well. We had a big BBQ with family and friends from church! It was relaxing and fun!
MarHelene rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #254 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Busy weekend!
BlueberryLady rated for Recipe Swap on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Recipes on the **Carrot Recipe Cards** ,Both recipes sound yummy..in my mailbox today !!! Thank you for the note too telling me about yourself... Hugs from Rainy Ohio!
RealRhinoMan rated for WIYM: Something new for dinner. on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipes. I think I'll enjoy all 3 but am going to start on the garbanzo salad
monsbrick rated for WIYM: Something new for dinner. on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for these recipes!
gingerbee rated for WIYM: Pen Pal Letter INTL on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I will pen you back a reply shortly!
megan1230 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #251 on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!
Abbyla rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #253 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your newsy note! It sounds like you had the best kind of weekend: a project completed, social time, and good food!
craftynut rated for PH: List 5 Series - Free For Life on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the unusual postcard. Good choices.
Jangonz rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #16 on Jul 8, 2021
RainHeart rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #252 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard, I will write back soon:)
damilola rated for BLC Book Postcard Prompt #3 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Books next to my bed..... Sounds soooo familiar. Cant live without!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. 👍🏻

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JuneRosebud on Jul 27, 2021:

Thanks bunches for the five forever stamps in the RAKS ONLY USA group. I don't know how much postage is going up in August but I appreciated getting the animal stamps=)

OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

ladyaries7 on Jul 13, 2021:

Thanks so much for the inspiration sheet and pink lemonade packets :) July wishes--wishlist group

Highlander18 on Jul 8, 2021:

Thank you very much for the June RAK #4, postcard stamps. You are so very generous!

phillaine on Jun 23, 2021:

Thank you for more variegated beauties for this month's wish list. ♥ I'm SOOOOOO excited to play with them! Such pretty colors! ♥

TryshaH81 on Jun 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the 5 forever stamps from RAK group

phillaine on May 13, 2021:

for the beautiful rainbow of variegated embroidery floss. I hadn't even seen 3 of these before, and I'm so excited to use them all! These will bring me many hours of happy relaxing stitching. Thank you for your kindness. ♥

Linsoid on May 8, 2021:

Thank you so much for the stamps for my May wishlist! Greatly appreciated :-)

purple24 on Apr 29, 2021:

Thank you so very much for all the wonderful California postcards. Reminded me of all the places I’ve lived and visited. 😉 April RAK

Kirkdebb on Apr 4, 2021:

Thank you for your Notecards RAK, I love the cards you sent me!

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