Swap-bot Time: January 28, 2020 12:18 am


Original Member
Last Online: January 27, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

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. That said, some days I don't go get my mail so there is a possibility your great swap is patiently waiting in my post office box. I never go more than two days without checking my box.

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.


Amyncognito rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #177 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute owl card! your weekend sounded very nice!
electrolite007 rated for Simply Send a Postcard INT #1 on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I’m so jealous of the fireworks you get to enjoy! Take care!!
jogreene00 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #176 on Jan 19, 2020
Comment: Your weekend sounds lovely. I'm jealous - I want an avocado tree! Thank you for the postcard, too. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards.
Comment: Thank you!
theevidenceisme rated for PH: Send a Naked Postcard #3 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Love the linen postcard! That's a hilarious promise you made to your daughter. I'll definitely take them anytime we're partners. Thanks
kelliegirl6 rated for Touristy Postcard swap #11 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I went to San Diego when I was little. So pretty!
Comment: Hi Julia, Thank you for the lovely upcycled card that you made and for sharing what you did in december.
Comment: Hi Julia, It was nice to read about your family gatherings over the holidays.Just a little window on the meaning of Christmas!
orneryswife rated for UHM: New Year - New Penpal on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed your letter. Will write back soon!
carfra89 rated for Favorite Hobby Swap on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this swap! It’s awesome that you are doing such a beautiful thing for others. I would like to learn how to crochet someday. :)
littlehana86 rated for About My Week Postcard #2 on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your card. Have a great new year week 💕
Eulegirl rated for WIYM; Christmas recipe on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun recipes!
Gnoe rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #175 on Dec 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your weekend notecard. The thought of you picking avocados and lemons last weekend is soooo alien to me -- even more because of the winter-y season! Love to read about different worlds :-)
pernie123 rated for Very fast swap.... on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for pretty card. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
DeidreArt rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 20, 2019
Comment: Happy Holidays!
Comment: Found this in a pile of papers on our piano bench (my tidying skills are as shameful as my rating). I'm so sorry to be rating you this late! I hope you had a great time celebrating your sister's 70th birthday.
Comment: I got both your cards! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
KatKit rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Thank You Julia. Merry Christmas to you too.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 3344 58 64
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3124 4570 0 0
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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!

Mrrranda on Aug 29, 2019:

Thank you for all those stamps for my August Wishlist!

Swan on Aug 28, 2019:

Thank you for the note about the school supplies and the cactus themed notecards! That 3D cacti are cool!

MawBella on Aug 21, 2019:

Got the cookbook today for the August RAK. So excited to look through it and make some stuff. Thanks again ❣️

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