Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 9:20 pm


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

Favorite Music

Slowing down on Swaps over the Summer + my work hours got cut.

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. 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 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

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 (35), Zach (31) -- Husband Bill is 68 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! I now have 4 Grandchildren- 2 grandsons ,(14,11) 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? 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.

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 15yr 9 mo. as of 7/5/2020. 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

August 18,2020 -- 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..


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?
rarjones rated for CF: List your Wishes on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wishes of stamps and notecards with envies. I can really put all to good use! Hope you have a wonderful week.
Response: So glad you like your items I sent you from your Wish List.. and Hugs for the Heart. !!
Hyshu rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Aug 13, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you for some fun items!
Response: So Glad you enjoyed your envie. Thank you for the Heart !!
mags142 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Hello Jean! Thanks for sharing your items with me :] Take care, stay safe and happy swapping! -mags
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Glad you liked the Items.
cynaemon rated for 10 Year Celebration! on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: I never did any of the Chunk of Cardboard swaps. They did sound interesting though.
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! ! ! I had never thought about recycling cardboard boxes until I became a member.. workers at the Post office get a kick out of me sending out packages in cracker, cereal or brownie or cake mix boxes. I love to use the cardboard to make post cards.
simplykaren rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 3, 2020
Response: Thanks.
Mirran rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Good luck! ;)
Response: Thank you for the Heart. ! !
paperboats9 rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 2, 2020
Response: Thanks.
mylove4craft rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the Heart !
Allylu rated for Fun Summer Fruit Dishcloth on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Love the pineapple! I made an apple. I might have to make one for myself. How are your blueberries doing? My husband's single plant has 3 berries on it. We're hoping for at least 5 this year. LOL
Response: Thank you for the Heart !! Our Berries look small..
meenaRN rated for Collage Book Mark ~ June 2020 on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for such a well thought-out bookmark. It was clear there was time and effort put into it.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and your kind thoughts... I love making Bookmarks, sometimes stitch around edges, Yes I do read a members profile so they get something they can appreciate !! Thank you again. Glad it arrived safely!!
TamiHope rated for CF- Fear not on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: Hi Jean - I love the scripture card you made me, and I love that you included a hymn. I love hymns. Thank you for a beautiful swap! Tami
Response: Thank you for the Heart, I love Hymns too..
Comment: Thank you. This will come in handy for my cookbook I will be using a lot this summer.
Response: Glad you liked your Bookmark !!! Thank you for the Heart !!
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Breakfast Recipe & Note on May 28, 2020
Comment: Hi Jean - the waffle recipe sound scrumptious. Will try it. Blessings!
Response: Look for Recipe for chocolate Waffle served for Dessert with Icecream !! Thank you for the Heart. !!

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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!

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

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