Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2020 11:20 pm


Original Member
Last Online: March 28, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I just changed my address from my p o box to my home address. My home address is 1278 E. Florida Place, Anaheim, CA. 92805. Feel free to use whichever address you want to. This is a temporary thing since I won't be going to the post office as often during the corona virus outbreak. I have forwarded my mail through the post office and will put everything back in a few weeks.

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.


debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Tree postcard on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the Joshua tree PC. They are the neatest things I have ever seen. I seen them up close when I was a kid, on our way to South Gate,Ca. to live. Was an Army brat, back in the late 60's early 70's.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the postcard, thank you for the heart and for joining my swap.
ToujoursMoi rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #13 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great card. We lived close to St Louis at the Route 66 back in 2011. great memories
Comment: Stay safe!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I hope you stay safe.
Comment: Thank you Julia for the wonderful multi view PC of San Diego! Such lovely scenery! Take care & be safe & thank you so much for joining my swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I hope you stay safe. Thank you for coordinating the swap.
Comment: Love the postcard you picked. Since I’m also in Southern California, I might even get to try one or two of these.
Response: Thank you for the rating. I hope you do get to try some of the restaurants. I'm off to Espiau's as soon as we can safely leave the house.
debbiespoms rated for SF: Wild Animals Postcard swap on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the Coyote PC. I love it ! And, Thank you very much for joining my swap.
Response: Thank you for the heart and for coordinating the swap.
Comment: How awesome that you can watch the fireworks from your backyard!
kirsten1987 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #184 on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I adore the notecard you used, I'm going to frame the picture for my shelf in my new apartment and everything :)
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #185 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Lovely to hear from you! Thanks for the Ansel Adams pc, too! A quiet weekend, catching up with pen pals sounds so nice... except we may be doing that full time for a while, with covid shutting stuff down. But I don't think we'll get bored! :)
euniceq rated for DWP: Touristy Postcard Swap #2 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Death Valley sounds like an interesting place to visit - and its cool name makes it even more so, haha! Thanks for the lovely postcard.
Comment: Great choice of card! And I have Island of the Blue Dolphins on my wishlist, great to have confirmation that it’s a good book.
Response: I hope you enjoy Island of the Blue Dolphins. I read it first when it came out in the 1960s then again a couple of years ago when my granddaughter read it in school. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Love the Death Valley/Scotty Castle pc and the information you shared about it. Thanks!
Comment: Yummmmm...I knew this swap was going to make me hungry. I love gingerbread with powdered sugar on top. THANKS for sharing and for the cool Death Valley card. :):):)
Comment: Thank you!
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Flower postcard on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Hi Julia! So happy to see you in the mailbox again - love the pc and that would be awesome to see! On my bucket list! Thanks also for your pm and I will be writing soon! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
metrognome rated for WIYM: Touristic Postcard #1 INTL on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Never knew you could see the highest point in the continental US from the lowest - that's really cool!
Response: It was really cool when I was growing up because then you could see the highest point in the US from the lowest point in the US. Then when I was a teenager Alaska joined the union and Calif. lost the distinction of having the highest point in the US. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for all the PCs from California!
Comment: What cute socks! Thank you so much. They came through the mail just fine! Just in time for St. Pat's day! I was just thinking I should buy some socks, so your pair happily fit the bill! Thanks again!
Response: Thanks for the heart. So glad the socks arrived with no problem.
jlink rated for Touristy Postcard swap #12 on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: I remember visiting Death Valley - We visiting Scotty's grave (the dog)
Comment: Tq for the PC

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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!

Mrrranda on Aug 29, 2019:

Thank you for all those stamps for my August Wishlist!

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