Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2020 11:03 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2014
Last Online: September 25, 2020
Birthday: April 1, 1960
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 9/22/20.

Happy Fall!!

Please keep me and my family in prayer. My husband died July 21, 2020 at 4 PM in hospice He had liver failure. It's was not COVID. We are waiting until COVID is over to have his memorial service. Thank you! Swaps are the last thing on my mind at this time. I hope you understand. Any prayer would be appreciated.

Update 7/23/20 - It has been two days since my husband has passed. This is the first time that I looked at my profile and saw all the wonderful messages from you wonderful people. I am not up to thanking everyone individually, just know that I feel everyone's love. Just typing this message is difficult. I feel blessed to know that people here have such wonderful compassion. It means more to me than you will ever know.

Update 8/7/20 - I so appreciate all the love that my swap-bot family is giving me. I need some more time off to get my head together. I'm hoping to slowly get back into things next month. Maybe keeping busy might help.

Update 8/29/20:

I won't be getting back into things until October. My computer chair broke and I won't be able to replace until sometime in September. I hope everyone understands.

I will not be hosting anymore swaps until the Coronavirus issue settles down due to post office problems. I hope everyone understands.

Everyone please stay safe during this difficult time.

Update 11/12/19. My doctor feels that it is my arthritis in my left arm and right knee. She ordered x-rays which I had done yesterday. Results showed arthritis. She also referred me to rheumatology. I finally got an apt. with the Nurse Practitioner in Rheumatology on March 25th. Hopefully I get some relief. Prayers would be appreciated.

Update 3/17/20: I have put all my doctor apts. on hold until it is safe to go outside unless of course I must go to the doctor. I hope that doesn't happen.

Update 2/6/20: I saw my new gastro doctor yesterday. He said that he will make a decision about my colonoscopy after he reads my records. I still have precancerous cells that need to be removed with blue dye. They have been there since last year, so I still need prayers. My next apt. with him is on May 13th. He was very nice.

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.

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
  • God's Not Dead3
  • 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, Prime Video and Tubi, 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.


porpie5 rated for Quick RAK on Aug 7, 2020
Artistic rated for RAK to celebrate my 200th Heart! on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for playing.
Hyshu rated for Quick RAK on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Stay safe and healthy!
Response: Thanks! You too!
questionauthority13 rated for Quick RAK on Jul 8, 2020
Response: Thanks!
52901m rated for Quick RAK on Jul 8, 2020
Response: Thanks!
coleenfranks rated for 10 Year Celebration! on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Hi Yvonne, I did a traveling journal once and it got lost. I've never done one since. Too disappointing.
Response: Thanks!
swiftbrooks rated for Quick RAK on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: So fun! Thanks for guessing! šŸ˜ƒ
Response: Your welcome!
Loosefolia rated for 1000 Swaps Milestone Giveaway on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: <3
Response: Thank you!
Journeyoften rated for 100 SWAPS COMPLETED!!! on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Have a great day! <3
Response: Thank you! You too!
klover rated for Name the Cat !! on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: Blackie, I like that, it has a nice ring to it:-)
Response: Thanks!
Cathysletters rated for Name the Cat !! on Jun 13, 2020
Response: Thank you!
Comment: thank you for your list šŸ™‚ hope youre okay, stay safe
Response: Thank you! Stay safe!
luckylynnl rated for 100 SWAPS COMPLETED!!! on Jun 11, 2020
Comment: Yvonne: Are you feeling lucky? Here's hoping you are! Enjoy the day. LLL
Response: Not today. Thanks!
Comment: šŸ¼ I agree, Pandas are great!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I'd definitely come visit if you get a house with a built-in pool ;)
Response: Your welcome! Sounds good!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! :)
Response: Your welcome!
ablev92 rated for Destash giveaway on May 22, 2020
Comment: Defiently looking forward to getting back to normal as well! Are you addicting to diamond painting yet ? It doesnt take to long to get addicted to it!! I hope you have been enjoying all your fun crafty goodies!
Response: Yes I am definitely addicted to it. I plan to order a set of 4 next. Yes I have been having a lot of fun and keeping busy. Thank you!
JJcrafty rated for 1,000 Hearts! on May 19, 2020
Comment: Happy Belated birthday.
Response: Thank you!
TexyDeb rated for C19S:Hello on May 13, 2020
Comment: Thank for making me smile today and during this odd time in the world. Be well and be safe!
Response: Thank you!
greenwindow rated for Flat Surprise Give Away on May 12, 2020
Comment: <3
Response: Thank you!

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Whippet on Sep 13, 2020:

Sending you warm thoughts & prayers my friend, - Kathy

pkpeace on Sep 8, 2020:


Thank you so much for the beautiful crocheted hot mats! They match my dishes exactly!! Yes! I have yellow and orange dishes and I really needed them! I'm so very grateful for your kindness and your friendship! Hoping that you are well. Peace and love, Patty

goinjenny on Aug 29, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday card

Tigerlilyknotwise on Aug 27, 2020:

Thank you for the nice card. I know you're dealing with a loss as well, so I appreciate you taking the time to send it :)

makestuff on Aug 25, 2020:

i'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending peaceful energy your way.

LavenderSprinkles on Aug 12, 2020:

So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you shared.

BlueberryLady on Aug 10, 2020:

More Hugs and Prayers, Hope each Day is filled with Loving and Funny Memories of your Husband. Love Jean

pkpeace on Aug 5, 2020:

Thinking of you!

yvonne401 on Aug 3, 2020:

The love keeps coming and I so appreciate it.

Love and blessings,


hollycm6 on Aug 3, 2020:

Iā€™m so sorry to hear this news. Praying and sending hugs your way!

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