Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 11:56 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: January 16, 2021
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 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, Thrift Store Books, HomeSteading. Getting so Large Print is much easier to Read..

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, some chick flicks. Family Type Movies. Really haven't had time to sit down to watch many movies, Going to check out Pure Flix. INSP. Firestick with Amazon..to watch movies too.

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. Our son got us FireStick from Amazon to watch lots of free digital programing.


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, Rye bread, Clover Leaf Rolls... "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 Calendar 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

As of Sunday August 2, 2020 I have a Wonderful New Daughter in Law - Claire and a New Granddaughter Maddy (age 9), All part of my Son Adam's Family with his Sons Hayden and Austin.

I have 3 sons, Justin (40), Adam (36), Zach (31) -- Husband Bill is 69 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! and he is an elected Township Trustee. I now have 4 Grandchildren- 2 grandsons ,(14,11) and 1 Granddaughter age 10 ( she is into Tap and jazz Dancing and Tennis Lessons and Horseback riding . and Maddy age 8 who plays softball and likes Unicorns. and is taking Dance lessons too.

I drink mostly Water and Green Tea- Love this made into Sun Tea ! ! , Irish Breakfast 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? Or a tall glass of Vernors' Gingerale.

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. and Stone and Brick. Beach Glass and Drift 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 66 yr old.

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 16 yrs as of Sept. 2020. 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

December 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..


TereDiane1954 rated for CF - Repurposed Card for 2021 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Jean, for the pretty card. Jeremiah 29:11 is actually one Scripture I rely heavily on.
Kalalinga rated for CF Christmas Stocking Exchange on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: My stocking arrived today and it's so lovely. Did you make it? I will wait until Christmas to open the gifts and just look longingly at the stocking until then. I'll give you updated comments also.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and quick Rating...Yes I did make the Stocking.. usually do for these Swaps... I get creative at the last minute.. and combine fabrics ...Don't peek till Christmas... Can you hang it up? Glad you like it.. !!! How did you like my package box? Smile..
clutterfree rated for CF - Just a Note #2 on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Jean..loved receiving your chatty note to catch up...si glad you have been staying healthy while continuing to work! I'm sure your men enjoyed their time together and I know you had to love having the grandsons visit! Thanks for a great swap and the encouraging scripture and devotion notes...hugs and blessings!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and nice comment... Hugs from cold but no snow Ohio ..what we got last week is gone...
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Homemade Bookmarks on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you Jean for the beautiful bookmarks and cute recipe cards. I love the red quilted one. I would like to try your vinyl technique some time too. Have a safe and Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and for the Heart.. Will PM you with my secret about the flat bookmark...
Comment: Thank you and Happy Holidays. Love the cloth.
Response: I am Glad your Dishes are in Tune with the Holiday Season with the new dishcloth... Thank you for the Heart. !!!!!!
Comment: Thank you. I am going to be good and wait until later December to open this. 12/18 I opened your gift today. Thank you so much for them and I will enjoy using them Merry Christmas
Response: Thank you for the Heart !!! Enjoy !
rarjones rated for CF - Just a Note on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card with all the encouraging thoughts. We always have things to be happy for and always reason for thanksgiving! I miss in person church services too - ( not since early March!) but online works well too. Blessed Thanksgiving to you!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Hope the Encouraging Thoughts you read when ever you need them.
bluerose3 rated for PS - Thanksgiving Letter on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Your thanksgiving sounds good.
Response: Thankyou for the Heart !!! Now our Thanksgiving might not be able to happen with our Son because of the travel ban between Ohio and PA. that was announced yesterday ! !
bluerose3 rated for Fun with Felt ~ October 2020 on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I love it. Thanks for the notecard and teas. This would be great to have in my bag to carry teas so I can have a cup wherever I go :)
Response: Glad you liked my Acorn Felt Creation , Thank you for the Heart !!! Thank you for Joining the swap.
Comment: Thank you and have a great November.
Response: Thank you for the Heart, and for joining the Swap..
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Fall Funtime on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: I love the way you did this Fall A to Z listing! The leaves an acorns so neat! I enjoyed seeing your X and Z which had trouble with. I used Xerox a Fall invitation and Z Zealous ! LOL! Thank you for the fun swap!
Response: Thank you for the Heart... Yep these kind of Swaps sure make you think... we have rain here this evening (5:15 pm). Glad you enjoyed reading all my answers...
Comment: Thank you for the present! I will put it with my other gifts, and wait till December till see what you sent to me.
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! No peeking...!!! And when you open in December you will have to remind me what I sent...LOL
tam61 rated for CF- Going PINK for October on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you, i love the bookmark!
Response: Glad it will mark special Spots in what ever you are Reading... Thank you for the Heart. !!!
clutterfree rated for CF- Our Own Backyards on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Jean. ..I really enjoyed this swap...loved your word picture of your awesome back yard...i know it is a lot of work during certain seasons but how many blessings it brings year round!! So wonderful to sit a spell and catch up via your letter...Thank you also for the cute fall tags you tucked in! Trust you and Bill are staying healthy ...fall blessings friend!
Comment: Received and tucked away until the holiday season! Thank you.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely dishcloth, and the extra napkins! And the letter!
Response: So Glad you liked it and for the Heart... since its all cotton you can use it as pad on table for a Hot dish.. or as a doily for a Fall colored Decoration..
Comment: What a special surprise that I received. The box is such a great idea. Thank you for all the goodies.
Response: I can't toss a box that might hold a Swap I need to send...Thank you for the Heart !!!
bluerose3 rated for Something small made of Wood on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you. The magnets are awesome.
Response: Glad you can use and like the Nature Themed Magnets I made for you.. Thank you for the Heart.
bpl76 rated for BC-Triangle flip book-profile on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: WOW thank you Love it and the extra acorn and drift wood Thank you
Response: Thank you so much for the nice Comment and for the Heart... Glad it arrived and you can use the Napkins on Cards...
24Donna rated for CF: Something Fabric Swap #3 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you beautiful and I love the blue fabric you used! Sounds like you have been extremely busy! Be sure and take care of yourself! Stay safe and God bless you
Response: Thank you very Much for the Heart.. and the Kind words.. Glad you liked them.. What book are you reading now so you can use your new Bookmark?

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LindaW on Dec 19, 2020:

Have a merry and blessed Christmas with your family. 🎄

Barbara on Dec 12, 2020:

Hi Jean, Thank you for the craft secrets!

yvonne401 on Nov 14, 2020:

Hi Jean! I sent your Pennsylvania Swappers November WTA today. Hope you like it.



sofiafenntatum on Sep 27, 2020:

Hi Jean, thank you for the welcome to the group! I haven't learned to sew yet, but I can draw and paint some. I'm very interested in learning ATC's and junk journaling or similar things. I hope you have a wonderful day!

rarjones on Sep 15, 2020:

CF Group - Birthday Blessings:) Rose

yvonne401 on Aug 11, 2020:

Thanks for your sweet comment, Jean!



thequilterslink on Jul 3, 2020:

Thanks so much for the fun Pa. SWAPPERS WTA. LOVE IT ALL. Thanks so much. Stay safe

PrincessB on Jun 6, 2020:

Thank you for the cute cards for May WTA on Pennsylvania swappers!

yvonne401 on May 21, 2020:

Your very welcome! Glad you liked your WTA prize!



PineappleTarts on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you for the stationery for the PA Swappers WTA!

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