Swap-bot Time: March 1, 2021 7:49 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2017
Last Online: March 1, 2021
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

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2/1/21: Doing much better. Feeling "normal" again :) Thanks for all the Swapbot love through these difficult days.

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12/21/20 : Surgery follow up in the morning. It’s going to require a office procedure that I am already having anxiety about.

12/15/20: Today I was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Thank you for understanding if I am a little late or not participating in the usual way.

11/20/20: Feeling sad and overwhelmed. Dealing with some stuff going on in my life. I’m trying to keep things simple for awhile.

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WELCOME! Thank you for stopping by to meet me.

Mimosagirl ...my Swapbot id has a connection to a tree planted in my yard. It was a gift by one of my sons who saved a small twig from the trash heap of a greenhouse/nursery he was working at when he was a teenager. He is now 34 and the tree is huge.

I’m a 54 yr old stay at home mom. I have a young son that I homeschool. For fun he and I play Pokémon, Minecraft, Animal Crossing New Horizons, chess, backgammon and go on adventures through our land or sometimes museums. He keeps me young 😃

I love gardening, history, art, Japanese gardens, spelunking through caves, and just about anything that I can get my body to agree with. I have good days and not so good. I’m not sure what I have other than really achy bones. I started upping my vitamins and water so I’m hoping that helps. It’s depressing to be in pain most of the time.

All types of music are interesting to me. I was a teenager in the 80s so I'm fond of pop/rock from that era. I like some bluegrass, older country, I enjoy listening to Japanese music, a little Kpop occasionally, and often spend my early morning time tuned into 1940's UK radio on the web.

Speaking of 1940's, I am a huge fan of vintage (1930-1950) postcards, womens handkerchiefs, vintage style fashion, brooches, playing cards, food tins, Christmas decor, and just about anything from that era.

Favorite Books

True stories about history and events. Currently reading : 9/23/20: Reading our Rural Missouri Magazine. You can access it on their website. Great recipes. 9/2/20 : I was given a stack of paper crafting magazines so I am enjoying those right now and watching tons of DIY youtube videos. With current events I can't get into a book it seems. I have a hard time staying focused and remembering what I have read. So....I try to just keep busy. 2/2020: Enjoying my sons Cricket magazine sub. 8/18/19: A Gathering of Days 8/6/19: Hero on a Bicycle - about a boy in Italy during the Nazi occupation.

I have all the Boxcar Children books and Hardy Boys, Stories about life during 1940's world wide, Survival Books, Gardening, Stamp collecting, Herbal, Word Search puzzle mags, & I have enjoyed reading many of Barbara Kingsolver books. My favorite being Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. As a child The Childcraft books by World Book were treasures.

Favorite Movies

Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service.... Sarah Plain and Tall, Anne of Avonlea , Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Seal Morning, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings , The Hobbit, The Last Unicorn, Little House on the Prarie, The Princess Bride.... Star Wars,....

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Favorite Television

Sanford and Son, Sesame Street, Andy Griffith, Dark Shadows, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, But I don't actually watch TV anymore. Occasionally I will watch something on NetFlix with my son like Wild China or other nature or science program.


and sometimes BBC shows... Home Front, Land Girls, Wartime Kitchen, Foyle's War Currently watching Netflix episodes of Father Brown...funny and suspenseful.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts like card making, Scherenshnitte, miniature book making, ATC,& now into making Memorydex Cards.

I store my MEMORYDEX Cards in a tray/box system. So they can be tall but not much hanging over the sides. Thank you for considering this when swapping with me.


Vintage ladies pattern envelopes, pretty/interesting playing cards, pressed coins, foreign currency, tea envelopes, matchbooks, vintage postcards, paper fans, old automotive advertising and fueling station promo, Hello Kitty, Strawberry Shortcake, Holly Hobby, Barbie, Anything from Japan, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, Canada, ...... Anything 4-H related, cute letter stationary, small cute envelopes, .... just about anything 😁

Junk Journals are a favorite. The lacy, ribbon filled, lots of pockets and tuck spots, made from an old hard back book....I'm working on one for myself that is very girlie, with lots of lace, shades of pink/rose and ecru white. Vintage slightly creepy.

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Current Obsession is kawaii stationary and letter swaps. I can't get enough of it. I do think it is spilling over into other areas of my life. I just finished painting my tiny office bubble gum pink! hahahahaa....

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Things I like

I love Tea especially estate teas. My favorite being Darjeeling but after that just about any of the black teas, herbal teas and flavored. I also enjoy sharing starts from plants & seed trading. I currently have 42 different varieties of tomato seeds.

Kawaii :

...., Gudetama, any Sanrio, Anpanman, Rilakkuma, My Melody, of course Hello Kitty💕, sticker flakes, washi samples, kawaii address labels printed with my name ( or swapbot logo).❤️

Pokémon cards

Bento box items (food picks/tiny containers)

old/new postcards

feathers (natural ones not dyed)

pressed flowers/herbs/leaves

old/new Anything Fall/Halloween

McDonald's Madam Alexander dolls

Ephemera (anything pre 1990)

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Amazon Wishlist

shaped paper clips

spa face masks

Bath bombs


Games I’m into:

Animal Crossing


Settlers of Catan

Pokémon TCG






•Cellphone Games:

Gudetama Tap

Bubble Witch

Words with Friends

Special Mention

@MissBrenda angeled for Halloween Card swap #5 I was flaked by @Courtneysfake

kids swaps

If you are sending something for my son here a little information. You can always send me a message if you want.

His likes are: Stickers, cute/cool looking deck of playing cards, ATC’s of space, animals, robots, ocean life, and funny/cute things. He enjoys Hot Wheels, Matchbox cars (old or new), pressed pennies, Grossery Gang, Treasure X, G.I. Joe, Power Rangers, Pokémon, and Minecraft anything. As for candies he likes most things but his favorites are Werthers original , Bubble Yum gum, Tootsie rolls and lollipops. He is a little bit of a chocolate snob LOL.... He likes Godiva, Dove, Hersheys, Toblerone, and Dark chocolate too. Thank you so much!


Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. Really loved everything. Thank you again!
Response: Always welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting kawaii swaps.
PegOGood rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 26 on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for these cards. They are new to me and I love the washi as well. That is the only Easter and St. Paddys Day washi that I have.
Response: Nice! I'm glad I was able to send you something "new to you" :)
Comment: Judy, have I ever told you your handwriting is nice? It is! The washi tapes are the envie is cute too. Thank you so much for all the goodies. I love all of them!
Response: I don't think you ever have and thank you for such a kind compliment. I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards. They are both great.
Response: I'm glad you like them.
Comment: Thank you for all the hearts! And a sticker sack that's new to me. (I sent off my duplicates :-)
Response: You're very welcome! enjoy
Comment: Thank you for the cards! Ü
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for the heart. Enjoy :)
Piccolo rated for Just Randomness #1 on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: This swap was my favorite one yet! Thank you so much for all the fun things! I too am obsessed with tiny stationary paper and the sticker flakes are amazing! And fun washi too thanks! If I could give you multiple hearts, I would. Keep your eye on the mail for a small surprise of gratitude... Jenny 🌝
Response: I'm so glad you were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the goodies. Thank you for the lovely rating and note. My eye is on the mailbox ;) Thank you for your kindness.
Candace rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #9 on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the extras :)
Response: You're very welcome
KarlaKC rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #8 on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Judy, for the beautiful pink flowered Valentine's Day card. I love pink! Loved the stickers you enclosed, esp the parrots. They look watercolored. Thank you! 💕... Karla, 2/6/21
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad I put together something that made you smile. I sent you a swapbot friend request. I hope we can swap again in future. Take care :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card washi tape and stickers! I really liked everything :)
Response: you're very welcome. Have a great Valentines Day.
Comment: Thanks for card and surprise. I am fairly new and have become addicted. I love this swapbot and Postcrossing So much fun! 27 pieces of mail today just personal! Can t stop!
Response: 27?! W0Wwwww busy busy swapper....I wish I could do more swaps but I can hardly keep up with homeschooling and taking care of housekeeping. I am addicted too....I love getting happy mail. I have a box that I have saved all the envelopes in since I started. I need to sort through it all and organize all the crafting supplies. Older swappers warned me that I would get buried in a hoard of paper, washi, ribbon, cards....but I love it...LOL Take care and I hope to swap again in future.
Comment: Panama City Beach brings back me to when my granddaughter and I stopped for a bit there to see the gulf. thanks for the memory
Response: You're very welcome. I have a few sweet childhood memories of that beach. This is such a fun swap. I love getting such interesting cards from all over the world. Take care n Stay well.
pattiairel rated for Swaps - Valentine's Day on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: thanks for a lovely card...♥♥♥
Response: You're very welcome! Stay well, take care.
Ellen101 rated for ILK: January 2021 Swap on Feb 3, 2021
Comment: You sent me such an awesome package of kawaii!! Thank you very much! I love the little shaped memos of the kitty n the mouse ❣️
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I was thinking about you as I put it together and was hoping you would really enjoy it. Have a wonderful Valentines Day.
Comment: Your card made me drool! The cupcakes look so sweet😊. Don't forget to have a little chocolate on Valentine's day!
Response: Thank you! I will definitely have chocolate even if I have to go buy it myself...LOL Thank you for the rating :)
Response: thanks for rating with a heart.
sebastian122 rated for KSU: 20 LARGE memos on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: Soooooo many kawaii goodies!!!!! And the extras! Wowwwwwwww. Thanks for sharing!!! XOXO
Response: You are very welcome! Enjoy :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the cards and extras!
Response: You are most welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card and the kawaii goodies! So considerate 💌. Mahalo again. Happy swapping.
Response: You're very welcome. :)
Comment: Hi Judy! Thank you for the sweet Valentine's Day card and the lovely pcs! So nice of you to make my day with your wonderful Happy Mail! Happy Valentine's to you as well! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the well wishes. See you around SB again soon :)

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sleepingrover2010 on Feb 17, 2021:

Hi Judy,

I wanted to leave a note here to express my deepest appreciation for your lovely letter in response to the letter I sent along with your swap. As I look back on my experiences on Swap-bot since 2007, I know you are the 1st person to ever respond to a letter I wrote as a part of a swap. Thank You so much!! I also want to express my sincere appreciation for the collection of varied postcards that I want to add to my Postcard Collection. I also want say thank you for the 1 stationery set and the other few items you sent along. All will be used in the most useful way.

I hope we meet again soon. I hope we swap many more times.

Colorado mail in and out of the state has been slow at keeping tasks as well as I am also awaiting a special form of low back surgery to keep my chronic pain at a Level that is tolerable. I am sorry for the delay.

Barb B.


TryshaH81 on Feb 12, 2021:

Many thanks for the Mrs Grossman & Sandylion stickers from my WW Feb wishlist

Lonestarchild on Feb 12, 2021:

Oh wow -- and all the fun St. Pats goodies too! I thought you enclosed the glassine wishes with another swap BUT it was MORE wishes! Thanks very much!

Lonestarchild on Feb 12, 2021:

Loving the glassine envies for Feb WW. These are the perfect size! Thank you so much!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 15, 2021:

The December WW made it! LOL! Thank you so much for the cling stamps and kawaii letter sets! I love it all. I can't believe it took over a month! Wow! Thanks again!

sebastian122 on Jan 9, 2021:

Hang in there.

CariahCreates on Jan 3, 2021:

Thank you for the christmas card and tuck in for my WW December wishlist!

christy102194 on Dec 29, 2020:

Thank you for the adorable PEANUTS Christmas card! <3 love them! Hope you had a lovely xmas!

LadyJo on Dec 28, 2020:

Thank you for the WW Dec. wishes! I love the post cards!

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2020:


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