Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2019 10:14 am


Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: February 19, 2019
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

Retired after working as a Lab Tech for 36 years. We produced animal health care products. I worked in the vaccine department, making vaccines for chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, horses and cats and dogs. It is very interesting work.

I live in a small town in Iowa. I grew up on a farm and will always be a country gal at heart. Big cities are nice to visit but I love the quiet and the friendly people of a little country town.

Now I finally have time to read. I love "scary" books and historical works. Not much into the romance books such as Harlequin.

I like to garden and DH and I had a small produce stand in the Summer for a couple of years. It wasn't a money making business but we met so many nice people. Plus we were selling healthy fruits and vegetables to people. I miss the fun.

Quilting is one of my favorite crafts and I enjoy all types of sewing. I especially like to make things for children. Cloth ball and blocks and quiet books. Even like to sew Barbie doll clothes. My all time favorite is X-stitching. But I love to try new crafts such as painting, scrapbooking and I've even made some garden art pieces. I'm a good starter but have trouble completing things.

I enjoy rummage sales and flea markets. Usually try to have 2 yard sales every year. Very interested in antiques. Especially old photographs, depression glass and old books. I'm also a collector of many things.

But my greatest love are my 4 kitties. All were strays or shelter adoptions. Even had to bottle feed one of them. They're all spoiled but bring so much joy to our lives. They're our "fur" babies. There's Puff and Gabby. Then Buffit and BOO. He's a character !!

I love Nature and being outside. All things weather, clouds, wind, trees and wildlife. I really enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Been seeing a few chipmunks this year. I used to have one that would take crackers with peanut butter, out of my hand. Love taking walks even in a gentle rain. Walks during a snow fall are wonderful.

Favorite Music

Oldies 50's and 60's Rock 'n Roll

Older Country Music

Older Folk Music (Peter, Paul and Mary)

Easy listening instrumental music

Kid Rock !!!????? Some of his songs are beautiful (Picture with Sheryl Crow) I just don't care for his early years.

Favorite Books

"SCARY" Books --- Horror and Fantasy --- Stephen King -- Anne Rice -- Dean Koontz - Robin Cook

Historical Romances ---
James Alexander Thom - Jane Auel - Catherine Cookson

Non Fiction -- Biographies --- James Herriott

NO Harlequin Romances, please

Favorite Crafts


Sewing teddy bears, dolls and doll clothes and other children toys such as quiet books.

Scrapbooking (beginner)

X - stitching is my greatest love.


Misc. Favorites

Babies and Children and all animals except reptiles


Trying new recipes

Dining out and sightseeing

Patchwork and Rainbow Colors


Angels and Fairies

Rings even the big, bold ones


CHOKIN dishes

Vintage Autograph Books

Depression Glass

Avon Bottles and all things Avon




Oprah Book Club Books

Scrap pieces of fabric for sewing projects

Old photographs

All things CAT

Not My Favorites

Candy because I'm a diabetic

Pierced earrings because I don't have pierced ears

I don't watch a lot of TV or movies because DH is a remote junkie so I just pick up a book

Basically I'm easy to please as I'm always up for trying new and different things.


LisaLisa3 rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #2 on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: I will finish the card and send it on home. Thank you for your lovely note and the postcard for me to color. : )
flmom rated for Coloring Collab Postcard 2019 #1 on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the note and postcard. I am new to this type of swap. You sent me an extra coloring PC. Am I to send it out as part of this swap? I just wasn't sure. Thanks!
Response: Hope you're enjoying swapping. The extra post card is just a little extra for you to keep. Keep or use it for another coloring swap.
snickerdoodle21 rated for Snowflake Fabric 10x10 Swap on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the snowflake fabric! It is a great addition to my stash.
Comment: Thank you for the card and great letter. I also joined a bunch of card swaps as it seems our what is left of our family don't send cards anymore. I think I only received about 6 cards from friends and family the rest were swaps.
SamiE rated for Brenda's Christmas Birds Card Swap on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice card and letter and snowflake..... I don't do Christmas any more. Everyone moved a way The big D word) So, I too joined a bunch of card swaps. I have more cards than I will ever use and my family uses FB. I do spend Christmas day with a good friend and her family. Good food and good times. Have a Happy NewYears
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and letter! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Merry Christmas! Thank you!
mandigutterrose rated for Nyte's Christmas Card Swap on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Love that you care for the wildlife and give them their own tree after the holiday!
Comment: Great package! Thank you so much!
Popcqrn rated for Homemade Ornament Swap #2 on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I am stunned by the tree you sent me. It is quite special. The ornament is also quite amazing, as I do love birds! Thanks for going above and beyond~
Tricia22 rated for Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Postcard Swap! on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!
BabyBee78 rated for Ugly Christmas Cards-USA on Dec 15, 2018
tigerlily2110 rated for First and last lines no. 7 on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much.
AmyIsMe rated for Easy Christmas card # 5 on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: June, thank you for the lovely letter, card and stickers. Merry Christmas!
millie52 rated for Snowflake Card Swap on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I enjoyed reading your letter. We got some of that snow storm Sunday, 12 inches in one day, by Monday I think we ended up with 20 inches. I’m surprised we didn’t loose power but glad we didn’t. I was hoping for a white Christmas and it came early. Just hope it snows again on Christmas Day. I love all the cards too and join a lot of Christmas card swaps. Next year maybe not as many since stamps are going up 5cents more next year. I hate that. So I’m enjoying alll the cards I get his year. Merry Christmas!
rubyhousesliprs rated for Ugly Christmas Cards-USA on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the "ugly" Christmas card and letter! I'll bet your tree is beautiful! Merry Christmas!!
tentmari rated for Snowflake Card Swap on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the ornament. I really enjoyed reading your letter. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful Christmas!
jenlovespsu rated for Ugly Christmas Cards-USA on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)

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kssunlover1947 on Jul 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for finishing my Collab Coloring PC. I love how colorful these cards are and how everyone colors their sections.

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Lina279 on Feb 27, 2018:

Thank you for being extra)

FundyGirl on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Fish Collab Coloring Postcard. It turned out super cute!

Coss on Sep 2, 2017:

Thanks for sending my CI Collaborative PC home. The end result looked great.

Fabriqueen on Jul 1, 2017:

Hi June, I just want to thank you again for the beautiful birthday card you sent to me! Everyone here are such blessings to my life! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

VelveteenRabbit on Dec 19, 2016:

I got your package today for the FF: Fat Quarter Fun swap and I loooove it! Snowflakes! :D Thank you for the lovely fabric and ribbon, the adorable buttons and the vintage seam binding. Everything was just perfect, and I enjoyed seeing the picture of the quilt. Thanks for taking time to write! :)

squince on Jun 13, 2016:

Thank you for the sweet card and pictures about Dewey!! I loved them!!

lloydp on Jun 6, 2016:

Have a great birthday my friend. Pat Lloyd

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