Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2020 8:20 pm


Date Joined: January 21, 2011
Last Online: October 22, 2020
Birthday: January 21
Country: United States

About Me


WELL, I am back just in time to start the new year off right. Sorry I ever posted this. 2020 has been one awful year. Mom was put in a nursing home by my brother while I was away in Indiana, helping my DIL who was having leg surgery. Then we had the shutdown. NO ANYTHING,. Then Mom fell in the home and can't have any visitors. What an awful year and its only Sept.

FAVORITE MUSIC Favorite music is rock n roll. My husband had his own band (he was a singer) and did all great rock and roll music. I really miss him & going to Saturday night dances.

FAVORITE AUTHORS My favorite author is Fern Michaels of the Sisterhood Series of books. I like to read everything. I have thousands of books at home and I am a member of Bookcrossing. The members of Bookcrossing believe that all books should be read and traveled across the world. You put a unique number on the book and then the people/person who receives it, goes on the bookcrossing web site and journals where they found/received it. UPDATE: I received a Nook from my grandchildren for Christmas. So far, I love it. It's like carrying a library in your purse.

FAVORITE MOVIES I only have one favorite movie (I can't sit still long enough to watch movies) Weekend at Bernies.
UPDATE: My son got me a copy of this movie for Christmas so I can watch it all the time.

FAVORITE CRAFTS Crafts, I do almost everything except Quilt. I will learn how to do that eventually when I have more time. I knit, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, paint and my newest craft at this time is card making. UPDATE: One of my brother's friends gave me an unfinished quilt to put the backing on. Now I definitely have to learn how to quilt. If you want to send me Yarn, please nothing frogged or from a smoking household. So if it smells, please don't send it to me. Any color, kind, or brand is welcome. I also welcome any card making items, ribbons, stickers, etc. I have now added washii tape to this list. I love it now that I know how to use it. FILL MY STOCKING PEOPLE: I am trying to be good and save all my presents till Christmas.

I have found a number of charity's to which I can send my knitting and my cards. Snug Hugs for Kids in Illinois, is the major one that I crochet/knit for at the moment. Operation Write Home has been shut down because many of the service people are now coming home. Plus I make quite a few items, like hats, shawls and afghans for the people at the hospital where I used to work.

GENERAL INFO I love getting mail and that I how I found this site. I like almost everything and pinks are my favorite color. I have four children, (all boys) six grandchildren (4 girls & 2 boys) and I love doing all sorts of sports and crafts with all of them. My sons still play softball and I watch every game that I can go see.

ALLERGIES I am happy to say that all my allergies have gone away. I was allergic to seafood for about 25-30 years, but that seems to have gone away.


I am lucky to only have been flaked on avirus few times. I am deleting my flaker list as it happened awhile ago. I have their names and they won't be allowed in my swaps, but for now I forgive them. They are still banned from any of my future swaps. I just knew that once I removed this flaker list that it would start again. And....again, it was one of the swaps that I was looking forward to receiving the most. Flaked on again, and with such a simple one stamp swap. What can you do?

Favorite Crafts

I do all kinds of crafts, especially crocheting. I am also big into cardmaking at the present. I also do knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, plastic canvas. I have joined a church group that is making sleeping mats for our homeless population. They are crocheting the mats out of plastic bags cut into strips that is called "plarn". Really cool to work with. One would think that there shouldn't be a homeless population here in Florida.

It is that time of year when I am so grateful that I moved South. So glad that I am back swapping. It really helps with depression when you are creating for someone else.


I really don't have many things that I dislike. Please don't send items:

  • Hello Kitty
  • flavored teas
  • Used postage stamps

It's not that I dislike the above items, I just won't use them. thanks

LIKE ITEMS: Since I just joined a new group, I have to make a wish list so here goes: Since I am also getting items for my Christmas Stocking, I'll add a few more things: Anything pink,
any kind of earrings, I have pierced ears, embroidery thread & needles, crochet hooks, yarn, knitting needles, note cards, greeting cards (handmade please), handmade envies, washi tape, embellishments for cards, stickers, handmade tags, tea - not green but anything else, ribbon, rubber stamps ($1 kind clear from Michaels), stamped images, pretty paper 5 x 7,


Comment: Your PC finally arrived, yay! The calendar envelope was rather mangled but I believe all the contents were intact including the PC you sent. I hope you enjoy receiving the card back in the future. Thank you!
Hunbun rated for Traveling Sticker Book #11 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Got it, thanks!
AnneC rated for 3 things in an envelope #6 on Oct 16, 2020
middleearthtraveller rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I hope the wedding went well!
Response: wedding was great even though it was attended by only 20 people and it rained the whole time.
dmarie rated for Get Writing! Road Trip Letter on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great letter of your adventures with Amy and Tucker! Sounds Fun!
nhodaie rated for $11 Postage Surprise Swap (US Only) on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: wow thank you so much! you managed to give me stamps I've never owned before, this was super exciting to me! absolutely loved it!
Response: so glad that you liked them
dustyrumor rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: Just wanted to say - it would be really helpful if you put the swap name either on the envelope or in a note so it's easier to track down. Thank you though! I appreciate the handmade goodies and the dog theme paper :)
Response: sorry, its been an awful year
PudgytheCactus rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 24, 2020
zeroeoj rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the fun goodies Jan
ÇisnerosV rated for Lets Crochet on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Jan, thank you for the pattern, great! I love the crochet hook and stitch markets are wonderfil. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks so much for the sheet of stickers and the iron on patches! What a lovely surprise. Thanks before being in my swap
Michelleparker rated for Traveling Greeting Card #2 on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the stickers 😊❤️
julesstewart rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Absolutely adore polar bears! Thanks for the bright spot in my mailbox.
usctrojans79 rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
coleandjojo rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Kristipye rated for 3 things in an envelope #6 on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: I love it all, but especially the handmade envie! Thanks bunches!
Jafferty rated for 3 things in an envelope #6 on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks, Janet! I love the note card and small envie full of items. Happy swapping!
Aurora1 rated for Handmade Envelopes on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you! PS love your Profile name!
Eulegirl rated for WIYM: Merry Christmas in July on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks! I love the snow picture!
Willowmoss rated for Reusable Card #1 on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: What a pretty card and extras!!! Can’t wait to send this out again :)

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CurlyTea on Jan 22, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Jan 10, 2018:


Sammoning on Dec 12, 2017:

Thank you so much for returning my Traveling pc, I received it today! Had no idea there was one still out there, I had to abandon that series long ago..

pkpeace on Mar 6, 2017:

Thank you so much for your support! Cindi returned from treatment today to find a filled mailbox! You are so appreciated! Hugs, Patty xo

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

pkpeace on May 29, 2016:

Thank you for the beautiful card and kind words, I truly appreciate your kindness during this difficult time.

MissPaula on May 2, 2016:

Thanks for adding the HUG to my traveling Rubber stamp book! = )

njstauter on Oct 23, 2015:

got your thank you note and package. What a RAK surprise! Many thanks for your kindness. Its deeply appreciated at many levels.

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