Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 2:20 pm


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Last Online: July 9, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I just changed my address from my p o box to my home address. Just found out that the post office is sending mail that comes to my box back to sender so please use my home address. Will figure everything out once we are no longer stuck at home. I sure don't want to get covid19 while I am checking on my mail. I may be a snail mail addict but want to live longer so I can remain addicted.

Hi, I am a definite snail mail addict. I love both sending and receiving mail. I have never not sent a swap and appreciate when someone tells me if a swap doesn't arrive. I have resent swaps with no problems, just am not psychic that something didn't arrive. I also rate all swaps the day they arrive.

I'm a Southern California native, married, mother of two and grandmother of three. I am retired! I retired ten years ago and love every minute of my life. Still wondering when I had the time to work as I have so much I enjoy doing and not enough time to complete everything. I especially love writing pen pals and would love to hear from you. Just send me a note for my address. A visit from you would make my post office box happy and me esctatic. I love cooking, baking, reading, making cards and about anything else I am doing. I enjoy anything to do with Christmas. I always enjoy making at least one gift for each member of my family. This year there are lots of crocheted pot holders, some counted cross stitch magnets and a few counted cross stitch bookmarks. I have 21 family members and give each one 25 small gifts as Advent gifts. They are all wrapped in aluminum foil. I shop year round and often put items I receive in swaps in the boxes. I also love sending naked mail and my grandchildren have learned not to be surprised at what arrives in the mail. I live close enough to the original Disneyland to see the nightly fireworks and remember when my father didn't understand why anyone would build an amusement park down in the middle of nowhere. Anaheim has grown since then.

Favorite Movies

Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express

Favorite Crafts

OK, I lack a lot in the talent department but not in the enjoy trying department so I keep having fun trying. I enjoy making envelopes, counted cross stitch, huck weaving, crocheting and want to get back to making note cards. I am just starting ATCs. Actually, haven't made one yet but have the supplies.

What I like to receive


something unique from your country or part of the U.S.

recipes or cookbooks put out by churches or clubs - used is fine

anything to do with cookies = recipes, cookie cutters, etc.

tote bags - including those with advertising


anything to do with Christmas (OK, I don't consider snowmen to have anything to do with Christmas)

Gingerbread men and anything with Gingerbread men on it

I am a desert rat and wish I could move back to the desert. I love tortoises, cactus, lizards, snakes and anything else that reminds me of the desert.

anything with the Pillsbury Dough Boy on it

favorite colors are any jewel tone.

small counted cross stitch projects, especially Christmas or bookmarks, or 14 count fabric in any color

Something that interests you and will expand my world and knowledge

something small I can give as Christmas gifts


things I don't like

Anything to do with prejudice or hate.

anything to do with nudity

long dislike lists


memo pads


Kawaii or other cute things. I'm not a cute person.

then again, I love surprises so most everything is OK

Post card preferences

I have joined a lot of post card swaps recently and just realized I never added any post card preferences. Part of the reason is I like most any post card. Preferences though include large letter cards, scenery, pictures of the area where you live or where you like to visit, wild animals, birds and reptiles, or wild flowers. I am not a great fan of art type cards but once in awhile they are good. I have had some great homemade cards however I also have had a few cards that were just stickers slapped on a piece of cardboard. If the latter is what you plan to send, don't waste your postage. I do prefer real stamps on the cards. I also love notes on the cards, something about you and where you live or what is shown on the card. An interesting note and a real stamp usually gets a heart. I prefer my cards to be naked but up to you.

non raters

@tristitia didn't rate me for the all about me journal swap and while she read both my pm and the one the hostess, @kraftykj sent she didn't respond to either one, Any questions, here s the tracking number. Any questions, here is the tracking number. 9505 5111 4273 6007 4299 55


I enjoy giving hearts and and am fairly liberal when i give them. That said, there are a couple of things that won't get you a heart.

First, if you don't spell my name oorrectly I most likely won't give you a heart. Come on, at least pay that much attention to the swap.

Second, if you don't put the swap name on the swap most likely I will be too tired to give you a heart by the time I search for the swap to rate it.

Adding junk. OK, it is fun to find an extra from my wish list in a package but so often I get things I don't want and I just have to throw them out. Please just give me what the swap requires. I have enough of my own junk I don't need yours.

I also love real stamps so they help me want to give hearts.

Favorite Books

I llove to read and read most anything except sci-fi and poetry. Memoirs, historical fiction and memories are my favorite. Just now I'm reading. lot of WW11 books. I also love mysteries and love both Jonathon and Faye Kellerman. I just finished Grisan's The Reckoning,. I really loved The Great Alone by Hannah. You can see I read a good bit of everything and even.sneak a Danielle Steel romance once in awhile. Most of my reading is done on my iPhone and checked out from the library.


suepier rated for My weekly Wrap-up PC on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice multi view postcard and sharing your week with me.
Spicynacho rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #200 on Jul 7, 2020
debbiespoms rated for SF:Childhood memories on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap and for sharing such a wonderful memory about your mom being leader of Camp fire girls & you being with her in it! That's amazing! Happy you both got to share something special like that.
ayahsantos rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #197 on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Julia! Take Care always!!
craftyAnnaLu rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #199 on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute cat card! It is so fun that you found your high school scrapbook. I bet you came across some great memories. I love using old stamps to send out certain swaps. I hope you kept the 18¢ stamps. So cool!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. Nice stamps too! I like all your flavours, and I tried a new one on the weekend. White chocolate raspberry truffle-it was divine!
petaluda rated for My weekly Wrap-up PC #2 on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much I learned something today I had never heard of Death Valey National Park My husband was born and raised in Corona, CA .I was born and raised in Athens, Greece
Comment: Thanks, Julia! I'm actually from Ohio so it was cool to get that one.
Comment: Thanks! I love the postcard!
Comment: Lol I think we all collect clutter! Thanks for the postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards. Love the quotes. Especially the one about the "cell" phone. lol.
Carollee922 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #193 on Jun 7, 2020
Comment: I love hearing about everyone using Zoom to stay in touch!
SkaGirl rated for Tourist Postcard Swap #3 on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: I love the postcard, thanks! I hope you have a good time today at your daughter's birthday celebration!!! :)
dmwcheng rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #194 on Jun 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Julia, for your notecard. Now I'm craving tacos! Hehehe. How long does it take for you to travel to the neighbouring town? Honestly, I've never had a tamale before but I want to try one day.
MisplacedfromPA rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #196 on Jun 4, 2020
Comment: The Suzy Zoo note cards you found while cleaning your closet are so adorable. I actually put it up on my wall of fame swappers. You put the idea of having tacos for supper tomorrow,,, so thank you for that. I may make tacos 3 x a year. I would never be able to be an astronaut. Heights just scare me. Thanks for sharing your weekend. Enjoy this upcoming one.
kssunlover1947 rated for April/May Questions 2020 on May 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you. It was interesting to read your answers to the questions.
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #195 on May 29, 2020
Comment: Nice hearing from you .
reinerose rated for Tourist Postcard Swap #2 on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the card!
Comment: I'd love to see that, too (travelling boulders in Death Valley)!
petaluda rated for Where would you go Postcard #2 on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much I haven’t been to New Mexico .I would love a long train ride also 🌷

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mchesser12 on Jun 1, 2020:

Thank you for the postcards from the May RAK.

mchesser12 on Mar 18, 2020:

Thanks for the green envelopes from March's RAK.

ChrisAnne on Feb 2, 2020:

Welcome to the Christian Homestead! We’re thrilled to have you! Please jump right in to all the swaps and fun!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

MSturgill87 on Dec 14, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful card & postage stamps via the wislist group!

Queensmiley2530 on Dec 10, 2019:

Thank you for the super cute craft kit! Can not wait to try it out. From wishlist wishes

Swan on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you for the handmade papers for my October Wishlist and the beautiful postcard! I had already unwrapped them when I read that they were supposed to be an Advent gift, but that's alright. It was a cool surprise.

Queensmiley2530 on Oct 7, 2019:

So sorry for the late post. Thank you for my Sept wishlist. Love it all and can not wait to use it

ladyaries7 on Sep 28, 2019:

Thanks for the packages of sweets or my Sept wishes--wishlist group..yum!

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