Swap-bot Time: June 9, 2023 10:37 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2021
Last Online: June 9, 2023

Country: United States

About Me

Hi, my name is jeannine.

I live in a blue house, blue enough that I feel a lingering presence of blue on my skin whenever I walk out of a door, like passing through a super fine mist of blue.
I live in/ share this blue house with my older sister because it makes good sense and I like her. (both my of my sisters are Amazing! I am so very fortunate.) There is also a cat. I like the cat though she is devious and rowdy; still, only slightly less devious and rowdy than the sister. I think I have a high tolerance and sturdy affection for troublesome things. Otherwise I am in my early 60s, non-smoker, never married, no children and I work a variety of odd, small, and ever changing jobs.

I have been a postcrossing member for years and value that exchange/experience very much. I think this might be another opportunity to have happy mail adventures.

Orange: orange is my happiest most favorite of all the colors. I think that's everything.

Well, No, I guess it isn't.

I have very kindly & courteously been told that my profile says nothing much specific, so

I am not fond of the color ocher.

I suspect I need a 12 step program for washi tape issue. ( Hmmmmm. cat food or more washi, see? No, the cat is neither abused nor neglected no matter what she may claim.)

I often plant flowers, but mostly I grow weeds. I like them both, flowers and weeds, but more than flowers I am aware of and attracted to leaves. The colors, the shapes and textures are endlessly interesting and yet serene.

I enjoy both coffee and tea and usually have 2 or 3 beverages scattered around at any time of the day. Her vet says the cat definitely cannot have coffee though she may have green tea if it's decaf. She has her own tea cup but prefers to drink from mine. I prefer cups with lids.

I am not particularly religous but I am not an atheist either.

I get very enthuastic about the things I find on my daily walk. I never know what I may come across. One of my best finds was/is part of a smashed plastic cup; it looks like a wing of some kind: Angel, butterfly, intergalactic insect, - don't know but it's beautiful. Finding odd scraps and tiny junk- metal, glass, plastic or wood things are a joy.
Having happy pockets when I get back to. home is often worth the grubbines and the need
for the cleaning of the found things.

I keep a book of quotes. Quotes I've read, heard or been sent. I've kept this book since i was in grade school. I look through it and it's like a journal, or calender, or maybe a guest book of visiting ideas and wisdom, or not... some of the quotes are just words -still fun though, and full of memories.

I have a shoe box of things like tea bag tags ( !Salada! ) And DMC floss bands, Cracker Jack jokes. Kinder egg toys and bubble gum machine prizes. When it gets too full I divide it up, keeping some of all types of trinkets for myself, then isend the. a packet of stuff to some unsuspecting family. person or friend whether they want it or not. Nope- Do not feel sorry for them. They do it to me with giant zuchinnis. (Porch bombing with overgrown vegetables seems to be a favored late summer pastime)

Favorite Crafts

Without either confirming or denying having a definite hoarding compulsion, I do craft.
Okay so, as a kiddle, my mum taught me needlework and sewing. She sewed most of our clothes and believed that sewing was a good base for learning useful practical skills. I agree and am lucky she was such a good teacher. Sewing was my first craft. Embroidery, garment construction, needlepoint, darning ( yes for years I did actually darn socks, I still can but I don't anymore because really "why?" ) I did them with happiness. Then I took up quilting. Oh my goodness; I love fabric! The colors and the designs/patterning. Joy! - but also expensive per project. And quilting needs SPACE. It's a long term kind of deal. I got excited about new ideas and techniques and fabrics and started new projects before finishing existing projects and that was a miserable feeling when I looked at all my UFOs and bins of things still to do. So eventually, i cut mostly all the quilts down to smaller projects, tote bags and pillows, potholders....and I did actually finish them all. I decided that quilting was too much of an endurance hobby for me so I took up beading.

Oh I love the beads! The colors, the marvelous feel of glass, metal, stone or whatever in my hands. The light through a bowl of beads is mesmerizing and delucious! I thought that beading would mean smaller faster projects, right? Yes, but also no. They were smaller and occasionally faster but beading also is pretty high maintainance, and sneakily expensive. That's when I realized that i was taken up by both quilting and beadwork pretty much so I could play with colors and patterns and design. And that's when I began papercrafting in a primary way. Now I have All the lovely colors -all the patterns. Yum!
I do mostly papercrafting, mixed media, collage, origami, calligraphy, sketching, shibori.... paper things. I do also still happily get my hands and imagination busy with lots of other than paper crafting. Sewing/ needle arts, in a small scale, art dolls, acrylic clay, papermaking, watercolor, macrame/knotting, braiding. I think eventually or maybe basically all the kinds of crafting are so inter-related that it's tricky to say one thing is separate from all the others skills. It's easy to see how caligraphy and cake decorating are similar: rythym, proportion and consistency, the same skill(s), different application. So many things to learn more about, so many fun things to try.

Stuff, and then other stuff. Maybe it's hoarding. Truly, i am running out of space to work/play in. I do pack up boxes of stuff to share or send or donate, but there's still more stuff. It could be clutter, but maybe also be treasure! It's all that amazing potential. Impossible for me to decide.

Favorite Books

I can't imagine my life with out reading. I read a lot. Almost always for fun.
I read mostly fiction, but occasionally non fiction too. I read most anything: novels, sci-fi/fantasy, mysteries, adventure, biographies, historical, thrillers, YA/childrens, Not so much the classics, I still have not managed to finish War and Peace. ( It more a personal goal than fun. I think if I just read a page or 2 a day I could finish it in this decade. Probably. maybe. -I suppose it could happen.)


TerryEO321 rated for Happy 3.5" x 5" Envelope on Jun 3, 2023
Comment: I am so lucky that you sent such beautiful yummies; things from my profile - thank you so much, Jeannine. I love your letter - it's so awesome. I appreciate your conscientious effort to communicate about the swap - wish I could give you more hearts. You have touched my heart with your generosity. I am going to enjoy sending you happy mail! You are amazing!
Response: Oh, you are very kind TerryE0321, Thank You for your good thoughts and kind words. I would love a note if you have tge idea to send one but you really don't have to do anything at all. It was a fun swap and I enjoyed making an envelope for you. 💙💚💛
Comment: I love slapping stickers too!
Response: They are fun!🎈
tristitia rated for Messy Art Journal Zine on May 17, 2023
Comment: Your little book is adorable, and I love that it has a story :) and thank you for allllll the extras - you must have an amazing stash, lol! I hope we get to swap again sometime, I loved reading your profile :)
Response: Hi tristitia, I am very happy you are happy with it. 🙂 Thank You very much. Sadly, my stash is more like a hoard, LOL, an amazing hoard though. One of the things I like about swap-bot is getting to share some of that. I hope we will swap again too, I'd like to see your work. Happiness and Peace 🌿
Seedlings3P rated for 1 Day Quick Swap #2 on May 16, 2023
Comment: Hi Jeannine, Your envelope was amazing and so carefully packaged. I love your envie! Thank you for everything. I will gladly put my goodies to good use.
Response: Hi Seedlings3P, Thank You, it was fun for me to gather things and make this envelope for you. I am delighted it was fun for you to open. Good swap! 🌱
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely decorated envelope and all the pretties inside! You really made this a special swap. Shalom!
Response: Hi lostinavalon, you are very welcome. I have fun with this swap, stickers are happy things. I am always happy when others share in that fun too. It has been a pleasure to meet you through your profile. 💮
Mistyinltown rated for Collaged Envie - 🇺🇸 only on Apr 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you! This was a great swap to open! I love the envelope, and all the amazing goodies! Thank you for including my Mom, and the ruler!
Response: Thank You Mistyinltown, and you are very welcome. It is a fun swap. The ruler is something I use pretty much every day I hope it is useful for you as well, and it travels through the mail well too. 😀 Happiness and Peace to you and your mum.🌿
LindaW rated for Letter & Tea Swap on Apr 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your interesting long letter and the tea.
Response: You're welcome LindaW, Thank You for hosting. 🖋
Comment: I LOVE your post card Jeannine!! I definitely had fun making mine and it looks like you did too!! I love how colorful everything is. It’s all different but it all goes together so well as a collage!! Thank you!!
Response: Oh Thank You Lobo816! You are kind. It's a fun swap. I love getting to play with all my stickers. In an odd way it reminds me of going to the penny candy counter when I was a kiddle. All the delight and anticipation of looking at the bright yummy stickers and then having a little bag, (or postcard) of happy to take home and look at and enjoy some more. FUN! 🖍
shinyserra rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Apr 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely letter and extras!!
Response: You are very welcome 🌱
denisedecker58 rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Apr 6, 2023
Comment: What a wonderful letter and swap you sent! Oh my goodness, if I could give your five hearts I would! You put so much time and effort into this! I loved all your enclosures as well! Thank you so much!!
Response: Hi Denise, Thank You and I am delighted that it was a good letter for you. I do have fun writing and this was a great swap for writing and getting to meet so many new to me swappers. Happiness and Peace to you. ⚘
Wingy rated for Coloring Collab 2023 #3 on Mar 31, 2023
Comment: I absolutely love getting mail from you . Thank you for the calendar pages. I love those.
Response: Awe Wingy, that is a lovely thing for you to say and a brightly happy thing for me to hear, Thank You. 🦋
Carrii rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Mar 31, 2023
Comment: I received your fantastic letter. I haven't even finished reading it but didn't want to forget to rate, I will reply soon because you are a good question asker. 😁
Response: Thank You for rating Carrii, 📝 It has been cool getting to meet all you interesting people through this swap. 🙂 Happiness and Peace to you
Maddashin rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Mar 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
Response: You are welcome Maddashin, 💕 to you too
Comment: Hi! Thank you so so much for the gorgeous stickers and extra's. I love it! Really appreciate it 😊 I hope you will get used to your new job soon! And that you are enjoying it 🙂
Response: Thank You DakotaSkye93, you are very welcome. I have a lot of fun with this swap, Thank You for hosting. 🙂
Comment: Looking forward to the resend thanks! I'm pretty sure I remember the first envelope but not positive since it's been awhile.
Response: Hi KelseyJayne, USPS tracking says you have received the additional envelope. Please let me know if there is an issue, 🙂
Comment: This card was thoroughly delightful in every way! I spent a long time just looking at the front side, taking in the rainy day tableau. Rainbow theme and sparkly and oh my, it's just lovely. Yes, books and cat hair and rainy days :-) A million thanks for this, I'm going to stick it up by my desk to remind me to appreciate the rain.
Response: Hi redyellownow This was a super fun swap! I am very happy you like the postcard. Your kind comments made my day😀 A million you're welcomes, see you in the swaps 🌂☂️☔
NachoCheese928 rated for Mail Art Envelope - USA only on Mar 19, 2023
Comment: It arrived! And I love love the envelope and your thorough description. I have some stencils and stamps that you’ve inspired me to use to recreate your envelope design. I will be looking for that bunny stamp for sure. Thank you for the extra goodies as well, you made my week!
Response: I am delighted and relieved it finally got to you! 💚Thank You for your good thoughts, and you are very welcome! It is a great bunny stamp, one of my favorites. 🙂 See you in the swaps NachoCheese928. 🐇
Comment: Thank you so much for all the stickers and extras. I enjoyed reading about your cats! My cats say hi to yours!
Response: 🙂You are Welcome fbresnah, this is always a fun swap. 🐈🐈‍⬛
Karen07 rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Mar 12, 2023
Comment: Hey Jeannine! I really enjoyed your artistic letter! It made my day! All the best, Karen.
Response: Awe! Thank You Karen; that is always the goal 😁 Happiness and Peace to you. 🌱
Comment: Thank you for the cards and the pretty flower stickers. I will be sending these along in some of the other swaps in this series.
Response: You're Welcome kssunlover, I am happy you like them. 🌼

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TerryEO321 on Jun 3, 2023:

Jeannine, I love what you sent me in both envelopes that were decorated so well. You can tell you put a lot of effort and sweetness in this swap to me. I so appreciate it - especially your letters. It's great to have met you through them - you are such an awesome person - wow, how cool is that? Thank you for making my day!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 29, 2021:

Great profile! Welcome to Swapbot!

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