Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2019 6:25 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2014
Last Online: October 21, 2019
Birthday: April 1, 1960
Country: United States
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Updated 10/21/19:

Happy Fall!

Happy Halloween!

I will continue to take it slow with letter writing swaps in 2019 (that is except for October and November with the Christmas and Hanukkah swaps). I will not be doing any swaps in December except for one electronic Christmas swap. I will hopefully host more swaps and return to crafting swaps in 2020. I am doing what my body is allowing at this time. I don't want to push it. I hope everyone understands.

My colonoscopy has been rescheduled for 9/10/19. They will try to locate the precancerous cells with blue dye and hopefully remove them. After that, it will be every 6 months. Prayers would be appreciated.

Update: Colonoscopy on 9/10/19 wasn't able to be done because prep didn't work. Being redone on 11/19/19. Prayers would be appreciated.

Update: My right knee is acting up again. I sure hope that I will be able to get my colonoscopy done on 11/19/19. Seeing the doctor on 11/12/19. Prayers would be appreciated.

I will no longer be doing the number of swaps that I used to do. I used to do 20 swaps every month. I have made a decision to cut back on a permanent basis. I'm not getting any younger and cannot do as much as I used to do. I hope everyone understands.

I am a founder or co-founder in the following groups. If you are interested in any of these groups, please send a request to join. Thank you! I won't be posting swaps in all these groups on a monthly basis as I used to. I hope everyone understands.

PINTEREST - Pin Forever

This group is for those of you who love Pinterest and love to make boards to share with others. I'm sorry that my link for this one doesn't work. Swap-bot links no longer work for me.

Hell's Grannies

This group is for those of you who are fiber obsessed to share their love of all things fiber related. For those whose yarn stash is never large enough, come knit and crochet with us.

Inches, Betwinchies & Twinchies Lovers

This group is for those of you who are interested in "tiny" pieces of art which include inchies (1" x 1"), betwinchies (1.5" x 1.5") and twinchies (2" x 2").

Pennsylvania Swappers

This group is for those of you who live in PA, DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH and WV. We have a variety of swaps in this group.

Swaps in the U.S.A

This group is for book lovers, and pen pals who love to write and read books. We will have book swaps, and letter swaps, craft swaps, and anything swaps.

Proverbs Women

This is a private group for Christian Women to swap, talk, and share what we learn from the bible. This group is for sharing recipes, bible verses, anything your Christian heart desires.

Butterfly lovers

This group is for those of you who love the beauty and grace of butterflies. We have all sorts of swaps in this group including electronic ones.

Cold Hands Warm Hearts

This group is for finding new friendships with common interests. We have a variety of swaps in this group.

Christian Swappers Group

This group is for those that enjoy Christian-themed swaps and are not ashamed to say that Jesus is Lord! We have all sorts of Christian-related threads in this group as well.

Favorite Music

I enjoy:

  • Christian
  • gospel
  • soft rock
  • adult contemporary
  • country

My favorite artists are:

  • Cher
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Selena
  • Madonna

My favorite song is Christmas Shoes.

I used to play the piano, guitar and violin.

Favorite Books and Poetry

I enjoy:

  • true life
  • medical mysteries
  • romance

My favorite authors include:

  • Robin Cook
  • Danielle Steel
  • Sidney Sheldon
  • Jodi Picoult

My favorite poet is Maya Angelou. My favorite poem of hers is "Phenomenal Woman".

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorite movies are:

  • Waitress
  • No Reservations
  • Clara's Heart
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Titanic
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Julia & Julie
  • Selena
  • 50 First Dates
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Burlesque
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Pretty Woman
  • The Holiday
  • Showgirls
  • Last Holiday
  • Pretty in Pink
  • The War Room
  • God's Not Dead
  • God's Not Dead2
  • Miracles From Heaven
  • The Fault In My Stars
  • Yours, Mine and Ours (the original)
  • A Star Is Born (2018) ***Too many more to list.

My favorite movie (since I was a child) is The Wizard of Oz and it still is.

My favorite actors include:

  • John Travolta
  • Adam Sandler

My favorite actresses include:

  • Julia Roberts
  • Cher
  • Jennifer Lopez

I don't go to the movie theatre anymore. I enjoy movies at home through On Demand and regular cable. I can record 5 shows at a time on my Xfinity box. I also have Netflix, so I'm not missing much.

Favorite Television

I miss Derek! Do you?

Here are some that I enjoy. I enjoy many others as well.

  • Lifetime Movie Channel
  • Hallmark Movie Channel
  • Lifetime Channel
  • Food Network Channel
  • Rachael Ray Show
  • Iron Chef America
  • Food Network Star
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • American Idol
  • The Bachelorette
  • The Bachelor
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • The Little Couple
  • America's Got Talent
  • Kate Plus 8
  • Married At First Sight
  • Family Matters
  • The Lucy Show
  • I Love Lucy
  • Family Matters
  • The Cosby Show
  • All In The Family
  • The Connors
  • Rosanne
  • Survivor
  • Naked and Afraid
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Top Chef
  • ER
  • 7th Heaven and many others.

  • Many true life medical shows as well as drama type medical shows

My favorite TV show (since I was a child) is I Love Lucy and it still is. I also enjoy The Lucy Show.

I'm so excited that 7th Heaven came back on the air on May 12, 2015 (the day after Mother's Day)!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy:

  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Embroidery (stamped only, no counted types)
  • Needlepoint
  • Plastic canvas needlepoint
  • Making ATCs and mini art
  • Making homemade greeting cards
  • Coloring designs
  • Journaling

I enjoy making crocheted granny squares, different types of crocheted motifs that are used to make afghans.

I have made different types of crocheted items including coffee cup cozies, coasters, pot holders, dog sweaters, scarves and bags.

I learned to knit (in 2015) and can now make coasters. I have learned both the knit and purl stitch so I am able to learn the different stitches that are knitted.

I especially love needlepoint and have made a few items after I recently returned to it.

I have been using plastic canvas to make bookmarks, both regular and cross.

I also make ATCs (artist trading cards) as well as mini art.

I make homemade cards.

I have swapped journals multiple times.

Favorite Holidays

My favorite holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

I especially enjoy the summer holidays when we barbeque at home.

Likes/Wish Lists


  • Angels (I collect them)
  • stationary
  • stickers
  • postcards (prefer blank in an envelope, can be either store-bought or homemade)
  • bookmarks (especially Precious Moments)
  • season is spring
  • cats
  • dogs
  • owls
  • Hello Kitty
  • Diddl
  • Peanuts (Snoopy)
  • Disney
  • Tinkerbell
  • Care Bears
  • flowers
  • butterflies
  • anything seasonal (and holidays)
  • Scooby Doo
  • fairies
  • Happy Faces
  • teddy bears
  • penguins
  • cute things

Wish List:

  • washi tape and any other kind of tape as well
  • ribbon and lace
  • embellishments
  • assorted papers and card stock for journaling and making ATCs, various sizes, white and colors
  • stickers (need badly)
  • rubber stamps and stamp pads
  • notecards w/envelopes
  • colored pencils (regular, watercolor and metallic), colored markers (Sharpies) and colored pens
  • yarn
  • stationary
  • colored envelopes and envelopes, various sizes, especially 6 x 9
  • healthy snacks, such as granola bars
  • gum drops, candy and any chocolate especially Reese's peanut butter cups
  • paint and paint brushes
  • swap cards
  • plastic covers for ATCs
  • ATCs for my collection (can be made by you or someone else), if you have ATCs that don't fit your collection, I would be happy to take them off of your hands
  • a nice journal and an art journal
  • a sketchbook
  • glue sticks, Elmer's glue, craft glue
  • ATC supplies
  • Watercolor paper
  • Card making supplies
  • Used greeting cards and notecards for crafts
  • List pads
  • Note pads
  • Post-its (especially large size)
  • Pen pal supplies
  • used notecards and greeting cards (any type for crafting
  • Tea bags (I love peach tea)
  • I love happy mail!
  • Coloring postcards
  • Adult coloring sheets and adult coloring books

Favorite Postcards:

I am not fussy with postcards. I prefer them not written on and mailed in an envelope, unless the swap says differently. Here are some of my preferences:

  • Animals
  • Art
  • Beaches and lighthouses
  • Butterflies
  • Cats and Dogs
  • Christian
  • Disney
  • Flowers
  • Pandas
  • Seasons
  • Travel (outside the USA)



  • Nothing gothic, satanic, occult, wiccan.
  • Nothing porn or offensive.


  • Lavender
  • Anything scented, especially perfume.
  • Any spicy foods.

IN REGARD TO SWAPS: If you have a problem with anything that I send you, please contact me before giving me a 3 or a 1. I will be happy to fix the problem and re-send, if necessary. After all, I would give you the same consideration.

If you do not receive a swap in time, please contact me before giving me a 3 or a 1. After all, I would give you the same consideration. I will always resend if necessary.

I want this to be a happy experience for both of us and as drama free as possible.

For electronic swaps: I prefer to receive via swap-bot messaging rather than email. However if you prefer to receive via email I will send that way for you.


Comment: cnt wait to open
Response: Thanks Vanessa!
Comment: Thanks! Ill open it in December.
sharmison33 rated for WIYM ~ My Halloween - USA Only on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your Halloween with me ๐ŸŽƒ I love the reusable stickers. Never seen them before!
Response: Your welcome! I love them. I got them for Christmas as well. I got them on Amazon.
Comment: my comment didnt stick. Thank you so much for night 4 i love swapping with you
Response: Your welcome! I love swapping with you too, Vanessa!
aprilivy rated for PF ~ Halloween on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much :) I love your board.
Response: Your welcome! Thanks so much! Happy Halloween!
tigerlily2110 rated for PF ~ Halloween on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your board.
Response: Your welcome! Happy Halloween!
Comment: thank you i cannot wait to open
Response: Your welcome, Vanessa!
Comment: I got your letter. Thank you so much. I'll be looking forward to Christmas to open these :)
Response: Your welcome, Alicia!
Comment: Thank you so much. I had no idea he wrote poetry!
Response: Your welcome! I thought it was very cool when I found out that he wrote the words to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Rosa1 rated for Swaps ~ 12 Days of Christmas, Day 3 on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: saving to open... Thank you!
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: Got your envelope. Thank you so much :)
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: Such a cute little rat indeed, thank you!
Response: I thought so too! Your welcome!
Comment: Thanks Yvonne i cannot wait to open
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the fun Raoul Dahl poems.
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: I look forward to opening your letter on Day 1, Thank you!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: So excited to open thank you
Response: Your welcome!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Interesting genre!
Response: Thank you!
Response: Thanks!
Response: Thanks!

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 21, 2019:

I will have 12 days day Day 7 mailed out to you tonight

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 21, 2019:

Hi Yvonne, Thank you so much I will let you know when it arrives, the same thing happened to me on Saturday I get to the post office at 12 pm and it was closed, I mailed night 6 to you Saturday PM, so it may not have a Saturday but a Monday post mark.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 19, 2019:

Hello I just mailed night 6 and the post office mail box, it may have Monday's post mark on it

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 17, 2019:

Hi Yvonne, 8 nights of Hanukkah Night 6 will go out Friday or Saturday Layla is still sick now I am getting it.

anrtist on Oct 11, 2019:

Thank YOU!!!!

For the Birthday Card & Cross! Lovely Blessings, cc

Lonestarchild on Oct 10, 2019:

Thank you for the list! Oct AWG

Kokoxo on Oct 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the SEPT BINGO prize! I absolutely love everything you've sent!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 9, 2019:

Hello Yvonne, โ€œG'mar Hatima Tovaโ€

I cannot celebrate this Yom Kippur this year Layla has the flu :(

bluerose3 on Oct 7, 2019:

Thank you for the leaf stickers from the PA Swappers September WTA

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 6, 2019:

Yes, of course you can

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