Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2019 3:30 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: February 20, 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


cjmadia rated for Valentine’s Day Happy Mail on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great Valentines stuff.
PrettyAlice rated for Valentine’s Day Happy Mail on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks! Happy v-day!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and the hearts and washi tape.
Comment: Thank you for the Hello Kitty Valentine. My daughter will love the cute little eraser!
Comment: most excellent!....double hearts!...love love Hello Kitty!...thank you for the valentine, cute eraser!! and all the goodies!!!....and for the unique stamps on the envelope...love getting those!!...and the swap card inside is a great idea....hadn't seen that one yet...great little package....cheers!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute little Valentine's Day swap. Take care :)
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great Valentine's Day card & goodies. Happy hearts day!!
1koolkrafter rated for Valentine’s Day Happy Mail on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies!
MidsummerDream rated for Valentine’s Day Happy Mail on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Absolutely loved it!
Coco26 rated for Valentine’s Day Happy Mail on Feb 11, 2019
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Valentine’s Day Happy Mail on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the valentine and the extra goodies! The heart doily reminded me of an owl. How cute! But the little hearts you sent were adorable! Where did you get those?
Response: I actually found those at an estate sale!! They probably came for Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
ArtsyEm rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Super cute and goodies too! TY!
kelsue62 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Super cute
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card & washi tape! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Love it! Thank You! 😊 *I thrift quite a bit..and when I do, my first stop (after checking for vintage Michigan travel souvenirs) is the picture frame section. I enjoy stocking up on good quality/different sized frames (especially for or swaps like this). 😁 Super excited that I already had the most perfect frame for it, ready and waiting. ❤ Thankx Again! ~Sonia
Comment: Thank you! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the "cool cat" Valentine's Day card and all the goodies.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and book mark.
annielou rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the valentine and extra. I do need you to know that i had to pay $2.96 extra postage to get this at the USPS. Anything bulky needs extra postage and if they are bulky enough - they charge a package rate. It will be interesting to see if anyone else experienced the same.
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend! Very nice of you to include some extras love the washi!

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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!

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

Linsoid on Nov 2, 2016:

Thanks for all the Lovely stickers and address labels! I sent out your tea advent packages late last week so let me know when you get it!

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