Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2020 10:29 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: March 29, 2020
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States

Favorite Music

Love Most Any Country Western Music- I love to Sing Hymns right from the Hymnal. Not too much into modern Christian Music ( I will listen to some ) ..There is a lot of meaning in the old Hymns... Instrumental-Guitar, Piano,Dulcimer, Folk Music, Listen to mostly top 40 on Country Radio while in Car... ..My Aunt just gave me one of her Dulcimers so now I will learn to play( sept 2019).. also love some new Age and nature sounds..

Favorite Books

Mostly Fiction- Books about: Amish Life, Cook books, Old West, American Indians, Paperback Historical Romances, poetry, Gardening, Bread Baking, any Crafts- Crochet, Quilting. Paper Crafts, DIY -- Christian Fiction, Old Devotionals, I am at Library every other Week...
+ Kindle and Book Bub. Getting so Large Print is much easier to Read..

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, some chick flicks. Family Type Movies. and PixL Channel for Faith and Family Type Movies - Really haven't had time to sit down to watch many movies, Going to check out Pure Flix. INSP.

Favorite Television

Just got rid of Satellite Dish.. so will miss some of the programing.. have antenna with 150 mile reception.. several Public broadcasting channels and some local digital channels from Erie,Pa, Youngstown and Cleveland Ohio.


Check out Rug Mugs or Potholders on Pinterest Oh MY could look on there for hours..

Crochet, Quilting ( I am a Wannabe), Sewing, Card making. Farm House style, Prim Style, Bookmark making, a little Painting..Pen and Ink... Love Decoupage

Wishing for:

Pieces of old Lace or crocheted edgings, Doilies, New or Vintage Postcards from your State,
Small Flat Charms to hang off Bookmarks, embellishments, 4"x6" Recipe Cards, , Unique/Vintage Buttons, Small Scraps of Quilting Fabric at least 4 inches Square, Different kinds of Twine and Cording Raffia, Hemp, Jute, Vintage Labels -- Easy Crochet Pattern instructions,....Small Leather scraps, .. Love Anything Hand Made by You

Like to do/Collect

We have 40+ Blueberry Bushes as well as other Berries. Weeds come Free - LOL ~ Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, 2016- New Planter Boxes for the Garden
I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. Sourdough Bread in oven raising right now (9/25/2019) "Did I forget to tell you that I make Home made Cheesecake"

, I collect Wood Picnic Baskets ( great for storage of other stuff I collect like the Doilies), old Children's Grade School Readers and other Books that catch my eye at yard sales etc., Old household Linens - Old dishtowels, doilies, dresser scarves with crocheted edgings, Hand made wood crafts- We have a hand carved wood hay fork. and big Carved Wooden Spoons . and Wood Saw. Vintage Kitchen tools and Rolling pins. and antique early American furniture. Love Yard and Estate sales, Auctions..., Flea Markets,Thrift Stores, I found some 5 More pieces of Pottery at an Antique Store-this summer that have Blueberries on them.

About Me

I have 3 sons, Justin (39), Adam (35), Zach (30) -- Husband Bill is 68 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! I have 4 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons( 17,13,10) and 1 Granddaughter age 10 ( she is into Tap and jazz Dancing . I drink mostly Water and Green Tea- Love this made into Sun Tea ! ! , White Tea, Herbal Tea, Love Raspberry, Blueberry,Blackberry, Peach,other similar Fruity Teas, , don't care for the Strong Flavor of black teas or the Spicy ones Still love a Cold Glass of milk with Ice ! ! and who can pass up Ice cream ? or a Rootbeer Float?

NON SMOKER Please do not send me swap items that smell like Cigarette Smoke

RECYCLE What ever I can.... you will see that I recycle Food Boxes into packages for Swaps..( Cake mix, Brownie, Cereal, Cracker)

Raised on a Farm, Nature Lover, Wildflowers, Wildlife...Gardening. Bird Feeders are up for the Winter. like the outdoors when I am not at work. But I sunburn easily.

I like the Darker Blues like navy, Blue Denim colors, Jewel tones, Not really into pinks or Yellow to wear, but finding I am liking shades of Purple, Violet, Plum. lavender, lilac.

I love the look and feel of Natural woods. Oak and other grained woods. + old Barn wood.

sort of independent, sometimes conservative, prefer to stay out of the lead or limelight....
I don't Care for People who don't have COMMON SENSE or know how to use it... or Swappers who can't follow the Swap Requirements I am 65 yr old, hard to believe that I don't feel like 65.. I feel like I am about 35... :D (Most Days! ).

Always look Forward to receiving a Note or Letter you have Written to me included in the Card or package..Love Reading about YOU , your family, Your Day, what you are Reading or watching on TV or Movies....

My Work... and Education

I work for Comfort Keepers. Non-Medical In-Home Care for Seniors... I have been with this company for 15 yrs as of 9/9/2019, We do on line classes we take to keep us up to date... This private pay Home Care Agency is all around the USA and in other Countries... I worked almost 9 yrs in a Nursing/Rehab Home in the Activity Dept. / Recreational Activities with Residents. I am a State Tested Nursing Assistant (License with State of Ohio-since 1996), and attended a Wonderful Seminar in Dublin, Ohio as well as in Cleveland, Ohio..for Alzheimer's Patients and Music.

I used to Volunteer with Hospice of The Western Reserve here in Northeastern Ohio.

Never could afford to go to college. Did take a Cake Decorating Class (my aunt gave me a Wilton decorating set for High School graduation) and did that out of my Home for several Years.. Any skills have been self taught.

Where I Have Been....

Pennsylvania, New York State, Maryland, Colorado, Oklahoma, Four Corners Area out West, Washington DC area, Family Cottage on Middle Bass Island, Ohio,-- Arkansas, I have been to Bogota, Columbia SA, Texas and the New England States. 2017 went to Frankenmuth, Michigan ( Bavarian Style Town)

.Would like to go visit the Alaska and Washington State and Oregon . maybe the Dakotas .... Maybe Florida to see the Orange Trees.. also would like to visit Ireland and Scotland and Australia. my bucket wish list

Rating.and Flakers

Jan.1, 2020 -- I will try to Rate you same day/next day that I Receive the Swap in the mail... I will always put my Swap-bot name and the name of the Swap on/in my package or Envelope**.
I love Hosting Swaps and try to make them interesting...and I check Your Ratings and Comments before Assigning Partners

"NOTE: I rate according to the criteria set for the Swap, so please follow it. I will PM you...

If you are going to be late, please let me know. I am very Understanding IF YOU Communicate with me BEFORE the Due Date.

If You do Not Contact me, I will not contact you before I rate. Also, I will not be Pressured into giving you a better rating just because you send Extras, so please don't try.".

If there is a Problem with anything I have sent you for a Swap - Please PM me ...before Commenting and I will contact you likewise

I have been Very Pleased with all of my Swaps and Thank You for the Wonderful Ratings and Hearts. and for the new Friends I have Made... ! ! ! I love Hosting Swaps too..


grammypammy rated for CF: Encouragement Card on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all he encouraging words. It blessed me!
Response: You are Welcome, Thank you for the Heart...Blessings..
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Ruth on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you Jean.
Response: Thank you for Quick rating... Hugs and Prayers..
bb2 rated for CF: Encouragement Card on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card, note, hymn references and scriptures. You packed a lot or encouragement in this envelope. God bless.
Response: Glad you are being Encouraged.. Love Hymns...Thank you for the Heart.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Flower Hello on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: What a lovely flower card. I enjoyed reading all about your flowers & could picture myself in there in your yard enjoying them. 🌸 🌷.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Flower filled Comment... so wet here, have to wear boots to walk in the yard..and more rain on the way later today..
mariamichelle rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #1 on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you for the Heart an hope you can use the stuff I sent.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Paper Pieced Card on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: Jean~ Such a cute fishy card. I love it~ Thanks so much and thank you too for the matching fish book mark!
Response: Swim Fishy Swim... Thank you for the Heart and I love Book Marks too..!!
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Galatians on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Hi Jean, Thank you for the cute and clever postcard. Such a powerful passage you sent!
Response: Yes there are powerful messages in the Bible besides the most familiar ones.. Thank you for the Heart.. !!
Cindymt rated for trivia/useless facts swap on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the personal note!
Response: Hugs for the Heart ! ! Thank you.
LivingInSong rated for TCHH ~ February Blahs? on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Jean for the happy mail today - it certainly put a smile on my face!
Response: Thank you for the Heart !!! We got Snow and colder Temps 22* but feels like 9*.
denisedecker58 rated for Lists Of Many Lists!! on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! Love creating lists ( uses my brain).
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: (βŠƒο½‘β€’Μβ€Ώβ€’Μ€ο½‘)βŠƒβ”β˜†οΎŸ.*ο½₯q゚ Thank you Jean for the uplifting article! I absolutely πŸ…»πŸ…ΎπŸ†…πŸ…΄ the prayer cards! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. πŸ’–β₯πŸ’žβ¦πŸ’•β§πŸ’—β™‘πŸ’“β™₯οΈβ€οΈβ€πŸ’˜αƒ¦πŸ’β£πŸ’˜πŸ’šπŸ’ŸπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’› Ξ΅Ρ—Π· Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❀ ƸӜƷ Ξ΅Ρ—Π·
Response: Wow Thank you for all the Hearts.. Glad you liked the Article about the Youth minister.
Elyse rated for FEB.2020 Valentine Dishcloth + Card on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for my beautiful cloth. I finally received it today Feb 18th. Ridiculous how long it took to get here.But it is very nice. Hope your Valentines day was nice,.... Again thanks
Response: I would say 8 Days isn't bad.. seeing how there was a holiday. Thank you for the Heart.
Comment: Thanks...😎
Response: Thank you for the Heart..Love lists.
Comment: Wow some great answers! Thanks for swapping with me!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! ! Love to make Lists...!!!
Comment: I love your Ohio places -- gotta love the Midwest! <3
Response: Thank you so much for the Heart and I have loved Ohio for 65 years !!
Comment: Thank you - great card and great places!
Response: Thank you so Much for the Heart !! Glad you liked it.
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Wow it sure took the scenic route to get to you finally Glad you got it. Thank you for the Heart !!!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Some of the places you listed sound interesting.
Response: Thank you for the Heart !!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers with me!
Comment: Thank you for sharing an interesting list - some of the items sure would be high cost for mailing.

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PineappleTarts on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you for the stationery for the PA Swappers WTA!

LindaW on Jan 22, 2020:

Congratulations about your son who will be getting married. When is the big day?

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2020:

May you have a blessed and happy new year!

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas from Larsen Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska. It is 20 degrees here right now and we have gotten about a foot of snow, with half of it melting during the day when temps get above freezing. High winds and seas mean we don't go out on the ocean and stay pretty close to home where we are cozy and warm. We lived in Eagle River for 10 years, on Beaujolais Ave. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

yvonne401 on Nov 27, 2019:

I sent your Pennsylvania Swappers November WTA today. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!



LindaW on Nov 24, 2019:

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

bluerose3 on Nov 1, 2019:

Thank you for the crocheted small bag from the Beginners Crafting Sender's Choice Tag. I like the apple theme and how it is just right for what I need :)

glennasgarden on Sep 20, 2019:


thequilterslink on Aug 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for PA. SWAPPERS WTA July. Love the notecard, recipe cards and the labels.. Those little papers have the neatest trivia in them, thanks so much for it all!

bluerose3 on Jul 15, 2019:

Thank you for the beverage packets and book recommendations from the PS June WTA

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