Swap-bot Time: June 15, 2021 2:07 am


Date Joined: December 13, 2020
Last Online: June 14, 2021
Birthday: April 28
Country: United States

About Me

Welcome to my profile!

I'm not new to pen friends or swapping I grew up with pen friends and am looking for new ones in this coronavirus era. Would love to hear from my old pen friends if any are here on swap-bot. Although I'm quite capable of entertaining myself, I'm quite bored just staying home all the time, I want to be able to go places & do things with others again.

Am almost old, I'm told, tho feel about the same as I did at 17, it's just not as easy to get around these days!

I love thrift stores, bookstores, used book stores, libraries, Hoopla, my Kindle, & bookclubs.

Am a voracious reader - mostly mysteries, spirituality books, childrens books, baseball, bicycle road trips across America, ukulele history/music books, & American history. Am always researching anything & everything online on my tiny cellphone screen.

Favorite authors/series include: Donna Andrews, Meg Langlow bird title mysteries, the Aloha Chicken mysteries by Josi Avari, bicycle fudge mysteries set on Mackinac Island, by Nancy Coco & Duffy Brown, & genealogy mysteries by Rett MacPherson. Enjoy reading Dan Gutman's children's baseball card adventures & his Lincoln project series.

Interests include: bicycling, ukuleles, baseball (am a San Francisco Giants fan & follow the Los Angeles Dodgers with my great nephew, birdwatching, St Francis, George Washington, the ocean/coastal towns, the moon, boardgames, haiku, & magnetic poetry. I collect calendars to reuse when the dates are right again.

Favorite Crafts

I knit because it lowers my blood pressure. It really does! Am not very good at knitting, I can knit & purl. Most patterns are just various combinations of the two stitches. I don't really make things, just garter & stockinette stitch, sometimes I knit slippers (my grandmother taught me) or a scarf. I made a traveling scarf once! That would be fun again. & love the Yarn Harlot & dream of knitting socks someday.

I rubber stamp handmade cards and consider making artist trading cards & creating mail art again. Collect all the gadgetry & supplies. I create inchies, twinchies, shrink plastic, collage into mosaic-like pictures. Have newly discovered washi tape. Van Gogh is a favorite artist.


Mostly just interested in companionship & correspondence. Occassionally will join a swap from time to time. Will swap with penfriends. Years ago wanted a pen friend from every state, but that's probaby too many to keep up with these days. I'd just like to receive a letter every day.

ABCs of Me

A - Azores, Amazon, alphabet, acrostic poem

B - Bicycles, baseball, birds, books, boardgames, bookmarks, Botanical Pets, banana bread

C - cycling, children's books, collage, dark chocolate, cookies, celery

D - Dodgers, For Dummies books, Dollar Tree

E - Easter, embellishments, etch-a-sketch, embroidery floss

F - family history, folding bicycle, flowers, faith, fat quarters

G - gospels, SF Giants, gardens, James Garfield, gel pens

H - Happy Mail, history, Haiku, Hawaiian Sweetbread

I - ice cream, inchies, ink pads, Independence Day

J - Jesus, Jeopardy! Jimmy Kimmel, jigsaw puzzles, John Denver

K - Kindle, Kitchen Aid, knitting

L - letters, letter writing, LEGO, librarians, labyrinths, Lonely Planet travel guides

M - Moon, MagPo, Barrel of Monkeys, mystery stories, museums, my mini sewing machines, mermaids (& mermen!)

N - nieces 2, nephews 2, news, nesting dolls, notebooks, note cards

O - orange (color), origami, origami Folding Bike, Omega 3 peanut butter

P - prayer, postcards, Portugal, playing cards, Pinterest, palindromes, Presidents Day, perpetual calendars, poppy flowers

Q - quail, quarters, questions, quotes, quests, quiet

R - rubber-stamping, recumbent bike, road trips, redwood trees, rainbows, rocks, recipes

S - seahorses, sunflowers, sudoku, spirals, scarves, Senior Center, Stamping Sisters Trio, sealing wax stamps, sewing

T - teaching, thrifting, typewriters, traveling, train songs

U - ukuleles, Uno, Upwords, unicorns, USA

V - variegated thread & yarn, voting

W - writers, watercolors, Willie Nelson, Wizard of Oz

X - xylophones, xenomania

Y - yarn, yearning, yard sales, you

Z - zinnias, zoos, zigzags

favorite colors: orange & blue, Roy G. Biv, red, white & blue

postcards :

MLB ballparks, state maps, capitol buildings, state birds/flowers, lighthouses, bicycles

Misc: bookmarks, state quarters, quotes about bicycles, baseball cards, flowers,


Am building a song collection of songs to learn to play. Someday I may want to play at open mic places. Actually, I want to but might not be brave enough. I'm currently looking for songs with color names in titles. Do you play ukulele? Would love to correspond with other ukulele players!

Franken Deck

I'm just starting collecting playing cards - totally fascinated with having a Franken deck - that's where each card is from a different deck - just discovered them at Swap-bot! If you have a variety of decks you are swapping from, I'd especially like a deck with souvenir State cards, one from each state. I'm just starting so don't yet have many. Once I have a few I'll post states/cards I'm still looking for.

Am also learning how to play Bridge. My senior life-long learning group has weekly games. I'm reading Bridge for Dummies. After covid-era, I'm planning to join them.

In closing

Thanks for reading my Profile. Am always seeking new pen friends!

Happy Swapping!


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and lovely letter! ❤ I have three chickens (yep, no roosters in the city limits) and I get lots of yummy eggs! Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Will send your postcard out in a future round. Thanks for the extra postcard.
Comment: Great postcard and extra. Thank you!
Vickyen rated for Naked Map PC (USA/Canada) #11 on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Hi M! Love the Alaska pc and getting maps from other places is a cheaper way to travel! LOL! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
user6937 rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #13 on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: My first Jamaica map card, and a new one of Delaware for me - thank you! WAIT - the Jamaica card isn't Jamaica - it's Panama, even though it says Jamaica. What a weird card, lol!
TeeB rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #17 on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the freebie! Have a great day!
Comment: Received 2 individual envelopes with 2 postcards each. Great swapper.
Response: It was for swaps 18 & 19. I got your name twice.
Comment: Than you for your lovely letter.
CherryBlossomLady rated for April Mixer Letter Swap on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
CraftyShana76 rated for Happy Spring Postcard Swap on May 6, 2021
Comment: Loved the PC from California. TYVM!!! Happy Spring!! 🌸
Comment: Got your letter! And thank you for the cute stickers! 😊
laterdayze rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! :D
Carrii rated for April Pen Pal of the Month - USA on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the "bonus" letter. I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
brooklynbunch rated for Bicycle PC Swap #2 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Like the bike card--thanks! Just a couple of days ago I saw a dad on a bike that was a tandem, but with a kids bike on the back. And he had a small child sitting up front with him. Didn't look all that safe to me. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Ilovemybabies7 rated for MARCH MIXER PC SWAP on Apr 5, 2021
RoBeastRo rated for Bicycle PC Swap #2 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Cool postcard and story!
Comment: i love "backyard birds return" - what a lovely phrase :) thanks so much! stay well ::)
Rosie2766 rated for Map postcard from my state #1 on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for my map card!!!

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pattiairel on Apr 29, 2021:

Happy Thursday!!! i hope today is wonderful♥♥♥

pattiairel on Apr 19, 2021:

Stopped in to say hello!! I hope your day is going wonderfulk♥ Your adoptive sister!!!


CherryBlossomLady on Mar 6, 2021:

CherryBlossomLady on Mar 6, 2021:

I play the Uke toooooo! so excited to have you as a partner for a SMPW swap! YAY!


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