Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2017 1:03 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States

Favorite Music

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... ..

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.

Favorite Television

HGTV, DIY, Cooking channel, Food, History Channel, Hallmark shows... Discovery and Travel Channels, National Geographic... I Do Not like anything SCAREY...zombies etc.. Not too much Syfy either..

America's Got Talent, ,, American Idol, The Voice,,, Bachelor etc. Restaurant Impossible, Mystery Diners, Undercover Boss, Master Chef, Chopped etc...Life Below Zero , Mountain Men, Preppers....Alaskan Frontier, Gold Rush, Sons of Winter, Barnwood Builders, Fixer Upper, Remodeling Shows, Yard Crashers etc... Quilting Shows if I can find them...


Don't need any Paper Products for a while I have a huge tote full..

Check out Rug Mugs and Prim style on Pinterest Oh MY could look on there for hours.. Refinishing Furniture....

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

Wishing for: Different Textured Card stock, Mulberry papers, Parchment type paper, Old Linen Paper, ..Paper with Birds or flowers ( even pieces of Wrapping paper ) . I recycle lots...

Pieces of old Lace or crocheted edgings, Doilies, Ribbons any size or color, New or Vintage Postcards from your State, Small Flat Charms to hang off Bookmarks, embellishments, 4"x6" Recipe Cards, , Unique Buttons, Small Scraps of 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

We have 40+ Blueberry Bushes as well as other Berries
Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, 2016- New Planter Boxes for the Garden SEED SAVING

Check out Hometalk.com on line for ideas on recycling, upcycling furniture and stuff for the house- as well as other Topics etc and am on Pinterest
Love Wood shelves etc. Little pottery vases, ( small for the Windowsill) Wendel August Forge Products., Love Hand made Wood Baskets or Wicker Baskets., Picnic Baskets. I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. "Did I forget to tell you that I make Home made Cheesecake"..

, I collect 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 Spoon. 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, Adam, Zach -- Husband Bill is 65. He's A Tool&Die Maker at a Molded Plastics Plant. and the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. ( and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! I have 4 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons( 14,10,7) and 1 Granddaughter age 7 ( she is into Ballet).
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

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

RECYCLE What ever I can.... Raised on a Farm, Nature Lover, Wildflowers, Wildlife... like the outdoors when I am not at work.

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.

Don't care for the "Chocolate Browns" or the "Grays" that decorators use...
I love the look and feel of Natural woods. Oak and other grained woods. +Barn wood.

sort of independent, sometimes conservative, prefer to stay out of the lead or limelight..Don't like Controlling people or wimps.... 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 62 yr old, hard to believe that I don't feel like 62.. 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 12 yrs 6 mo. as of 9-9-2016, We do on line classes we take to keep us up to date... This 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.

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 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.

.Would like to go visit the State of Michigan, Alaska and Washington State and Oregon and Alaska. maybe the Dakotas .... Maybe Florida to see the Orange Trees.. also would like to see Ireland and Scotland and Australia.

Rating.... and Flakers

March 31, 2017 -- I will always 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 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..


Comment: You made really nice cards Jean! Thank you so much for sending me one for my use.
Response: So Glad You liked them, thank you for the Heart. ! ! ! they are like Potato Chips you can't just make one ! ! Smile Hugs from Ohio.
LindaW rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the uplifting article on friendship.
Response: Hugs and Thank you for the Heart... Loved that article too..
TamiHope rated for CF: Pretty Paper Strips Card #2 on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Jean - What beautiful cards you made! I love the paper strips you chose! Thank you very much! Tami
Response: Hugs and Thank you for the Heart ! ! We are Canning Pickled G +Y Beans and Green Bell Peppers today..House smells like Pickles..
Elyse rated for CFC: Summer Picnic Dishcloth on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for my beautiful cloth and the recipe. Haven't had a chance to try it but it sure look s good.
Response: Thank you for the Quick Rating and the Heart... Hugs from OHIO.
BasketWorks15 rated for 9 Little Pockets of Fabric! on Jul 23, 2017
Response: Thank you for the Quick rating...
Drvr337 rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking/Totebag-July on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the little gifts, they are going right into my stocking. Love the box, it was such a fun thing to find in my mail.
Response: Thank You for the Heart. I often use Brownie or Cake mix boxes for my packages, sturdy, have used cracker and cereal boxes too. Enjoy..
BeckyG56 rated for Christmas in July on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Great card, thanks for the note, and stamped images. The envelope is cute too!
Response: Thank you for the Heart...Christmas should be in everyones Heart all Year long...Glad you liked the images.
perkl8r rated for FF: Patriotic FQ on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: ohh, lovely, I haven't seen this print before, thank you.
Response: I found this Fabric,, Made in USA at JoAnn Fabric Store.. Glad you like the tiny Stars..the fabric feels heavier too.. ! ! ! thought it would make nice contrast to other Patriotic Fabrics..
Comment: You did a great job with the patch! And thanks for the note and other inclusions. If you're looking for blueberries, New England in the summer is where to go. (guess what i had for breakfast).
Response: Wow the patch got there fast..! ! ! Thank you for the Heart ! ! ! That was a fun project..lots of work too. update July 11, 2017 - Our Blueberries are just starting to turn color.. We Freeze most, I did make jam but next time the seeds have to come out...
ladydy5 rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking/Totebag-JUNE on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Sorry late in rating. Got it and I will open cone Christmas Eve, hopefully🌲 You over did it too! So nice of you.
Response: So glad the package arrived .. Thank You for the Heart and Hope Your package brings a smile on Christmas Eve... ! ! ! I always worry when I know its been delivered and I don't hear any thing....
clutterfree rated for PS ~ Summer Postcard Swap on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Jean ...it is always good to hear from you! Love the beautiful Ohio PC with the wild bird...I wish I could attract more types of birds here also...enjoying my many finches this year! Your summer plans so fun, German food, antiques and travel are a win win!!! Enjoy your garden..I'm focusing on my flowerbeds this year and did not plant veggies. Watching the grands and hoping for a beach get away is all I have in my plans but it is good to get a break from the school and do much needed home projects too!! Hugs and blessings...Charlene
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! I knew you would like the card with the Bird on it..Hugs from OHIO.
denisedecker58 rated for ME: A TO Z on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Great job on this swap Jean! I enjoyed reading all about you from A to Z!
Response: Thank You for the Heart and I probably could have done A to Z again... Smile and Hugs from OHIO.
Comment: Jean, I love the carrots and the extras! Thank you for sharing your creativity...I love the yarn you used for the carrot tops!
Response: I can sorta look at something and get an idea of what to crochet. Thank you for the Heart ! !
marles rated for 10 Page Pen Pal Letter on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks! sorry for the late rating!
Response: Thank you for the Heart... ! ! ! Just Glad you Received it.. ! !
Barbara rated for Bible Study on Wisdom on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Hi Jan, Thank you for the beautiful Bible verses d sweet profile goodies. have a blessed day.
Response: Hugs and Thank you for the Heart...! ! Have a Sonshine Filled week ! !
Comment: That is a very nice bible verse you chose Jean. I love blueberries! Thanks for the PC
Response: Hugs and Blessings ....Thank you for the Heart...! ! !
Comment: Thanks! Love the chicken card!
Response: I almost hated to give it up... Thank you for the Heart and Quick Rating...! !
greygooselime rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on Jun 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra special swap!
Response: There were Items I had to take out in order to make the 1 oz limit.. : ( Thank you for the Heart. ! ! ! Hugs from OHIO.
MorahLaura rated for CfC: May "My Favorite Cloth" Swap on May 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Jean! Thanks for the pretty purple cloth and the purple scrubbie. You know I love the color and they will get plenty of use. "See" you soon!
Response: Glad You liked it and Think you for the Heart ! !
GrannysNamesake rated for CF- Mom's Favorite Recipe on May 24, 2017
Comment: I love date bars :) Your blueberry paper is beautiful and the strawberry stationery is very nice. Too many people are getting rid of their old cookbooks and turning to the internet for recipes, causing the old recipes to be gone for ever. I buy the old cookbooks whenever I can. I enjoyed this swap, thanks
Response: I think My husband spots the old cookbooks before I do..and you know that the recipes in Church cook books have been well tested or is that "Tasted"? Smile..thank you for the Heart. I got the Blueberry papers while I was on Vacation near Mansfield Ohio at The Blueberry Patch. Couldn't pass it up..

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bstitched on Jul 4, 2017:

Happy Independence Day!

allthingsregency on May 30, 2017:

You might not remember, but last year you recommended the Smoky Mountain Dreams series by Sandra Robbins to me. Well, I just want to thank you for your recommendation. I completed the last book yesterday and I just LOVED them (I read all 3 books in 5 days)!!! Though the last book was a bit sad when they had to leave the cove. I would have to say it's one of my favorite series ever and it totally reminded me of Christy. :) Thanks again!!!

cmdunderground on May 10, 2017:

Wow Jean! What an amazing package for the happy mail tag in the FF group. The FOE is awesome, I make hair ties with this for my daughter and I. The thread is super neat! All me thread is from the 60's I think. Great quality, I'm so excited to try it. The stamps- wow- so generous! Great pamphlets. I was interested in the coveted bridge one. I live right down the street from one (MIms Bottom covered bridge) and it was recently destroyed. Well, near destroyed. I haven't seen it as the road has been closed. Apparently a large truck tried to go through. It tore off the back then the front. So sad. It's such an iconic landmark here.

you are amazing! Thank you for making my week!

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Heirloom on Feb 6, 2017:

Jean, thanks for the seed packets and trims for the FF WTA (January)!

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