Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2022 5:23 pm


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Last Online: August 19, 2022
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.


BalticFox rated for PH: I Got This Postcard.... on Aug 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and sharing your memories!
Comment: Oh I love homemade cookies! Thanks for the bird pc!
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! Thanks for sending it to me. Hope all your baking went well!!
susieq11 rated for LARGE LETTER Postcard on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the Spring Lake postcard! It’s such a cute town right at the shore! Thank you so much for joining! : )
cassie3001 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #304 on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the notecard, Julia! I hope the baby shower was / is a success! I went to a baby shower for friends of mine last weekend; it's wonderful to celebrate the gift of new life! Thanks again!
Jafferty rated for Here's where I went this summer #2 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Sounds like a fun-filled trip!
nicolebrooke23 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #306 on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Loved how creative the envelope was! The flourless chocolate cake you had for dessert sounds delicious...Sometimes low-key weekends are nice :) Happy swapping and thanks for the letter!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #305 on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Great to hear from you! Aw! Awesome family time to celebrate with your granddaughter!! Glad your AC got fixed eventually... hope you didn't suffer too much! Thanks for sharing and for the cool envelope, stamp, and extra pc!!
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I know Laguna Beach well. I didn’t put any south american countries on my list. I picked several colder countries I guess because it’s been so hot here. 😂 Take care!!
Comment: Never Rcvd. But just wanted to clear up my older swaps today is 8/5 and I rcvd the resend thanks
Response: Sorry it didn't arrive, wonder where it is. Whatever, I just put a resend out for the mail carrier.
Comment: Thank you for the Ellis Island card! It must be fun to be able to watch the fireworks from your yard :)
Comment: Thank you for your multiview postcard.
Comment: Thanks for the great Amish pc and for sharing your list of blue items.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard and stamps on it.
theshyone rated for UHM: Mini Penpal Challenge #4 on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: I got your lovely letter today (along with the fun postcards, thank you <3)! The stationery you used was so precious. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your letter and would love to write you back, so expect that soon :D
Comment: Your postcard matched your word. I hope it’s the good kinda quiet we all need no and then. Take care!
cassie3001 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #303 on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Hi, Julia! Thank you for the notecard! I really enjoyed reading about your weekend, it sounds like it was a nice one and not too busy.
RetroChik rated for Postcards Please #6 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards. :)
simcoe54 rated for Naked Building PC #2 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Love this postcard!!! Thanks so much!
Eulegirl rated for Love of sending postcards #8 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage tree card!

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simcoe54 on Aug 10, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

AZmom875 on Jul 16, 2022:

Thank you for the tiger postage stamps, I love those stamps and they are harder to find new or used.

Highlander18 on Jun 24, 2022:

thank you for the RAK: JUN RAK Tag - five forever stamps - you are the best!!

AJ73 on Jun 21, 2022:

Hi Julia. I’m mailing RAK: JUN RAK Tag - 3 postcards from the Grand Circle postcard book to you today! Thanks for tagging me.

feverfawn on Jun 8, 2022:

Thanks so much for the 4 NY postcards for the RAKs only tag :)

Beckster on Apr 26, 2022:

Thank you for granting my April wishes!

Highlander18 on Apr 22, 2022:

Thank you for RAK TAG - offer five forever stamps

theshyone on Apr 19, 2022:

Thank you for the five (actually 6) assorted postcards you sent for the RAK tag (RAKS only USA group)! I loved them all, thank you for picking out such fun postcards to send me :D

ittybittykitty on Apr 7, 2022:

Thank you for the forever stamps (RAKs USA only)! What a nice surprise

feverfawn on Apr 4, 2022:

Thank you very much for the 4 California postcards from the RAK tag they're great!

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