Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2019 3:05 am


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: November 15, 2019
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States

About Me

I am very proud of my 5 rating. I NEVER flake. If you do not receive from me I am glad to re-send. All you need to do is send a me a PM and I will get a re-send out by the next day.

I live in a small town in Texas that has one blinking yellow light and a few stop signs. I have a fur child, Peaches. I taught public school for 33 years: home economics. I retired in 2014.

I like to crochet . I have made over 50 pet mats for a local animal adoption center. And I have also made hats for chemo patients and cocoons for preemies.

ABC Likes:
A - Aqua, Austria, Aprons
B - Bunnies, Big Bang Theory
C - Cats, Crochet, Crafting, Chocolate, Country music, Calvin & Hobbes
D - Dancing, Dallas Cowboys, Dirty Dancing (the movie)
E - Easter
F - Flowers
G - Gnomes
H - Hello Kitty, Hedgehogs
I - Iced tea
J - Journals, 'Junking'
K - Kittens, Kolaches
L - Lavender, London
M - Morning pages, Marshmallows
N -
O - Otters
P - Pink, Pocket letters, Polka music, Pressed pennies, Pinterest
Q -
R - Red, Reading, Rubber ducks, Road trips
S - Sewing, Spring, San Antonio Spurs, Snoopy, Suzy's Zoo
T - Travel
U -
V -
W - Washi tape, Willie Nelson, Waterfalls, Watermelon, Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too!)
X -
Y - YouTube, Yarn
Z -

Favorite Music

The only time I really listen to music is when I âm in the car. And then, the radio station is set on country music or I may listen to cds. Most of those are either country or polka/waltz music from local bands. Polka music is ˜happy music for happy people!"

Favorite Books

I like to read, mainly fiction. I have a small collection of books about pets! When I get one of those, they stay with me. When I finish with other books, I either donate or give to someone else. I also like reading personal stories from World War II.

Favorite Movies

I don't watch a lot of movies. Even growing up, we never went to the movies. Living out in the country didn't lend itself to being able to go to the movies. Now, if I go to movies, it will be for a romantic comedy. I don't care for horror movies or sci fi.

Favorite Television

My guilty pleasure is watching reality shows, such as Big Brother, Bachelor and Bachelorette, Survivor and Amazing Race. I always wanted to be a contestant on the Amazing Race (before they started doing those really difficult roadblocks and challenges!). I also like to watch Jeopardy and get really excited when I can know the question, especially the final question! Other favorite shows include House Hunters, Tiny House Nation, Texas Flip & Move and Flip or Flop, The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls

. Favorite Crafts

I love to crochet. I have made pet mats for local animal shelters, cocoons for preemies and chemo hats for cancer patients. I also make scarves, dishcloths, just about anything that isn't too difficult. Let me crochet and watch television and I am a happy camper!

I used to make a lot of beaded items: jewelry, Christmas ornaments, etc. But I haven't been doing a lot of that lately.

I have always had a fondness for paper crafting. Anything to do with paper makes me smile. Scrapbooking, journals, now pocket letters and trying ATCs - any of that makes me happy!

I also sew. I have been sewing since I was nine years old - that was a looooong time ago. I also taught sewing when I was teaching and that was my favorite part of the year.

I will try just about any craft. People would always ask me, "Why are you making that?" My answer would be, "To see if I can!"


I don't have a lot of dislikes and am pretty easy to please. That being said... if you would like receiving what you are sending me, than I will most likely be happy to receive it.
The only holiday that I am not fond of is Halloween. I don't like the ghoulish, creepy, etc. things that are associated with Halloween (including skulls and crossbones). If I participate in a swap dealing with Halloween, I would prefer the cute, smiley ghosts, bats, cats, etc. I can send the 'creepy' kind but I prefer to receive the 'cutesy' kind!

PLEASE...No Thank You

I am listing several items that I do not care to receive in swaps (unless the swap calls for it). I either have too much of these items or no use for them. Thanks for understanding! * NO magazine cutouts * NO sticker flakes * NO alphabet stickers * NO reward/school type stickers * NO leftover paper scraps * NO notecards * NO sticky notes * NO note pads or loose memo sheets


Items listed in no particular order... * Gnome washi tape * Unused US Forever postage stamps * Embossing folders * Dies (new or gently used) * Vintage playing cards * Vintaqe ephemera to use in junk journals * Return address labels * Project Life cards


Comment: Great swap! The washi is beautiful, and love the notecard!
Comment: Thank you for all the great goodies you sent in the Thanksgiving happy mail. It's always great to be your partner. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Loved your note! The quilt show in Houston is on my bucket list - so nice you go every year! Now that I'm closer, in Arizona, maybe I can get there next year. My husband and I will have a quiet day at home on Thanksgiving, but I do cook a turkey with all the trimmings for us. Thanks for the recipe! Love the washi tape!
Momskii rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card swap #2 on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Happy Halloween
Comment: Yayyy your envelope is so spookyKEWL ! I would love to find washi like that. Thank you for everything.
Momskii rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: thanks, loved the jokes
Mimosagirl rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Sep 6, 2019
Comment: Your envelope is super cute! I love the card and washi AND I collect shaped paperclips! Thank you very much for everything!❤️
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and the extras.
swayzer rated for Coin Envelope Swap on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks Renee for the super cute envies and the extra goodies. I love the little glitter dotd, I've never seen anything like them before and I've been crafting for a long time.
papercraftkath rated for ABES: Scrap Sampler Booklet on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: I love, love, love this! Thanks for your thoughtfulness about the size - this is perfect and I can't wait to play.
Comment: Thank you for the communication!
vlhafer54 rated for MJS: Scrap Sampler on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I love it! Samples can't be too big.
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Book Page Pouches on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Hi Renee and thank you for the awesome book page pockets. They both turned out so great!! Your sewing machine stitches a much nice zig zag than mine does so that makes such a difference. And love the embellishments you added to each. And thanks so much for the wonderful envelope of goodies - I love anything vintage!
Comment: Awwww! I love the cute Easter card you sent me! Thank you so much for the note sheets and washi samples too. My eldest son calls me “Mama Llama,” so I especially like the llama tape! Hugs XOXO
Comment: Renee,I just love the folio you sent to me.It is gorgeous.Can't believe it is your first.Thanks so very much for all your time and hard work,I appreciate it so much.
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and washi tape and list papers! I hope you had a Happy Easter! Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for Easter Card Swap #2 on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the washi tape and list papers! I hope you had a Happy Easter! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet card and extras! Happy Easter! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you! Happy Easter! :)
Comment: Thank you so much

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CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely card you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. Your kind words are so appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. We love the Swap-bot community and hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience!! Happy 2018!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

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BetsyG on May 8, 2017:

I received the jam you finished today. I love what you added. I hope you will continue to participate. Have a great day!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


emilynhr on Dec 24, 2016:

Meowy Christmas!

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