Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2017 3:01 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2017
Last Online: October 14, 2017
Birthday: November 4
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a retired family nurse practitioner, married with one daughter and 3 grandsons. My daughter introduced me to pocket letters two years ago when I retired. I've never considered myself creative but she persuaded me to try doing the Pocket letters. Now I'm addicted. It's relaxing; a good stress reliever. It's fun and exciting to get a surprise in the mail. She just suggested I try swap bot as well so here I am looking for other swaps.

As a nurse practitioner, I worked with all ages but especially liked taking care of children. They are so funny and are special to me.

My hobbies now are doing jigsaw and word search puzzles, gardening both vegetables and flowers, watching the many birds that frequent our yard. IBluebirds, humming birds, and cardinals are my favorite birds. Our yard has multiplefeeders and bird baths for them. Because we love butterflies , I planted flowers and shrubs that attract them. tDeer, squirrels, rabbits, opossums and foxes have been known to visit us as well. We won't harm them so have to share our garden bounty and sometimes my flowers with them.

Because I really appreciate the beauty of nature, I'd rather be outside working than cleaning house Though I like the house clean, I figure rainy days are designed for that

Ialso love birds ( blue birds,Baltimore orioles,and humming birds) are my favorite. I appreciate tbeauty of nature and like to be outside. I'd much rather do yard work than housework.

I like old homes and buildings. To me they are beautiful. I like the vintage look.

I like going to museums (like the impressionist paintings best, particularly Monet) and researching our genealogy.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is from the 60's and 70's especially what is called beach music in the south. That was great music to dance to, and I loved to dance. I also enjoy some country music , jazz, and some classical.

Favorite Books

I'm an avid reader and usually have a book with me if I expect to have to wait somewhere. Mysteries, history, time travel, and romance are my favorites.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movie is Gone With The Wind. An old one with Peter Sellers in it called the Party is probably my second. Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings movies were also good.

Favorite Television

My husband and I are addicted to British television. We watch it on Acorn tv and our PBS station.


I love to travel! England is my favorite place to visit. My husband and I really like train travel because you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

About Me

No food allergies

Please do not send loose glitter. It's hard to get out of carpet.

Wish list: Washi. Love it! Vintage postcards, papers, buttons, pictures Pretty papers Stickers Small stamps Postage stamps - don't care if the stamps have been used Tea Ephemera


Comment: Melanie, you are the first person I have swapped with that has lived closed by. We are getting ready to head to Massachusetts for 2 weeks to take in the fall foliage and to see our children and grands. I really miss the New England Falls. Have you ever been up there in the Fall? Thank you for the lighthouse postcard. We have only gone to Cape Lookout. Shirley
Response: I've had a swap partner from Charlotte and Raleigh. I have not been in New England in the fall but have seen pictures that are beautiful. Our Blue Ridge Mountains are gorgeous in the fall. I hope you have a great time family. Thanks for the great rating.
hocu rated for Where You Live (PC) - July 2017 on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Atlanta postcard. We usually go to Atlanta a couple of times a year to do some shopping. There is an incredible art supply store there, Sam Flax, and we always hit IKEA, and my hubby hits up Cabela. There's so much to do there, we really enjoyed Olympic park last fall!
WaywardDreamer3 rated for The Four Seasons on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Awsome ATCs! And thank you for the extra bits. I love the little girl sticker; I'll have to figure something of my own to put her on.. I won't be giving her up!
Response: So glad you liked your surprise . I know what you mean. I've gotten some goodies that I can't give up too thanks for the great rating
aspens rated for Little Slips of Inspiration-USA Only on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extras! & thank you for sharing some humbling quotes. :)
Response: Thank you for the good rating. I'm glad you liked your quotes and goodies.
Ramya rated for Little Slips of Inspiration-USA Only on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet Slips of Inspiration! The one that struck me as the most meaningful to my heart is "Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted." I've learned to relax into time off of work. Plus I'll be retiring in three months. It's good practice to live by this quote:) I thank you for all of the little extras but the quotes are going into my quote jar! It sits on my nightstand. I wish you joy in Swapping and always in your retirement.
Response: I'm so glad you liked your quotes and goodies. I especially like the quote about time my husband sees crafting as a waste but t strongly disagree. It is relaxing and fun for me. I forget all the worries during the time I spend doing these things with my daughter. I wish you the best with your retirement. It's an adjustment but it's wonderful Thank you for the great rating. 🌻
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
Response: Thanks a lot for the good rating. I'm so glad you liked it.
user6456 rated for Ticket Please ATC on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: Wooo! Melanie ,, You have revived my faith in atc artists! Finally someone else who puts time effort and talent into creating a great atc. So fun your card is. I feel like it could be right out of a memory book of a trip i have yet to take ! Thank you ! The extras are super too! Hugs and hearts and High Five for your big apple!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and kind words. I'm so glad you liked your ATC. I had a lot of fun making it. I 'be had a good time every time I have been to New York City and wanted the card to show that and to make you want to visit there if you haven't. I liked that movie too. Have you seen it Hugs
k4kookiez rated for Where You Live (PC) - July 2017 on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks dear! :)
bluecrayons rated for Tea or Coffee Pocket Letter on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: So nice to read your note. I love amelia island
Response: Thank you for the great rating. I loved Amelia island. Have great memories from there.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: Thank you for the great rating. Im glad you liked it.
Stampchick rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Wow! What great stuff you sent. Thank you for your generosity. I love it all. Don't forget to write the swap name somewhere on the mail. Luckily I am not in too many swaps so was able to figure out who to rate.
pattiairel rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: thanks for the nice swap...you did good for me♥♥
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the good rating.
Shoefairy19 rated for PRIVATE flower ATC on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such a great swap, Melanie. The atc is gorgeous, love the colours, and the extra treats were a lovely surprise x
iliamall rated for Interest Me No. 47 on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Hello Melanie!! :D :D Thank you for sharing your book with me! And for the extras! <3 I will check out the fairytale book as well! I buy my books in english from Bookdepository, so I think I can find it very easily! <3 I will share with you my pages too, in a few days! ^_^ I wish you a wonderful day! :D Take care!
Response: Hope you have found the book to enjoy. Thanks again for the swap
Conni59 rated for ATC 2017 #23: Stamped -USA- on Jun 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the fabulous atc and extras! Awesome surprises ❤️
Response: thanks so much. I enjoyed doing it for you
WLB rated for Interest Me No. 47 on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you ever so much for the bookmarks and I love the bear postcard. I will have to look up the author and read a few books. We do look to have similar likes.
Response: Thank you for rating me. You can never have too many bookmarks lol.

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Artistic on Sep 19, 2017:

I Got a smile out of the note you posted on my profile because I'd just mailed you another little package. Hope you're feeling better and that every day brings green grass and blue skies! :)

Artistic on Sep 9, 2017:

Hi there. Glad you liked the quotes. I think the grass washi was from JoAnn.

metammi123 on Jul 12, 2017:

GRAET pocket letter THANK YOU so much ... What a great private swap , Thank you for all the extras as well ... Cant wait to hear from you again soon Happy Swapping TAMMI

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