Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2021 6:26 am


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: August 2, 2021
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States

About Me

I am very proud of my 5 rating. I NEVER flake. If you do not receive from me I am glad to re-send. All you need to do is send a me a PM and I will get a re-send out by the next day.

I live in a small town in Texas that has one blinking yellow light and a few stop signs. I have a fur child, Peaches. I taught public school for 33 years: home economics. I retired in 2014.

I like to crochet . I have made over 50 pet mats for a local animal adoption center. And I have also made hats for chemo patients and cocoons for preemies.

ABC Likes:
A - Aqua, Austria, Aprons
B - Bunnies, Big Bang Theory
C - Cats, Crochet, Crafting, Chocolate, Country music, Calvin & Hobbes
D - Dancing, Dallas Cowboys, Dirty Dancing (the movie)
E - Easter
F - Flowers
G - Gnomes
H - Hello Kitty, Hedgehogs
I - Iced tea
J - Journals, 'Junking'
K - Kittens, Kolaches
L - Lavender, London
M - Morning pages, Marshmallows
N -
O - Otters
P - Pink, Pocket letters, Polka music, Pressed pennies, Pinterest
Q -
R - Red, Reading, Rubber ducks, Road trips, Raccoons
S - Sewing, Spring, San Antonio Spurs, Snoopy, Suzy's Zoo, Squirrels (skirtles)
T - Travel
U -
V -
W - Washi tape, Willie Nelson, Waterfalls, Watermelon, Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too!)
X -
Y - YouTube, Yarn
Z -

Favorite Music

The only time I really listen to music is when I âm in the car. And then, the radio station is set on country music or I may listen to cds. Most of those are either country or polka/waltz music from local bands. Polka music is ˜happy music for happy people!"

Favorite Books

I like to read, mainly fiction. I have a small collection of books about pets! When I get one of those, they stay with me. When I finish with other books, I either donate or give to someone else. I also like reading personal stories from World War II.

Favorite Movies

I don't watch a lot of movies. Even growing up, we never went to the movies. Living out in the country didn't lend itself to being able to go to the movies. Now, if I go to movies, it will be for a romantic comedy. I don't care for horror movies or sci fi.

Favorite Television

My guilty pleasure is watching reality shows, such as Big Brother, Bachelor and Bachelorette, Survivor and Amazing Race. I always wanted to be a contestant on the Amazing Race (before they started doing those really difficult roadblocks and challenges!). I also like to watch Jeopardy and get really excited when I can know the question, especially the final question! Other favorite shows include House Hunters, Tiny House Nation, Texas Flip & Move and Flip or Flop, The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls

. Favorite Crafts

I love to crochet. I have made pet mats for local animal shelters, cocoons for preemies and chemo hats for cancer patients. I also make scarves, dishcloths, just about anything that isn't too difficult. Let me crochet and watch television and I am a happy camper!

I used to make a lot of beaded items: jewelry, Christmas ornaments, etc. But I haven't been doing a lot of that lately.

I have always had a fondness for paper crafting. Anything to do with paper makes me smile. Scrapbooking, journals, now pocket letters and trying ATCs - any of that makes me happy!

I also sew. I have been sewing since I was nine years old - that was a looooong time ago. I also taught sewing when I was teaching and that was my favorite part of the year.

I will try just about any craft. People would always ask me, "Why are you making that?" My answer would be, "To see if I can!"


I don't have a lot of dislikes and am pretty easy to please. That being said... if you would like receiving what you are sending me, than I will most likely be happy to receive it.
The only holiday that I am not fond of is Halloween. I don't like the ghoulish, creepy, etc. things that are associated with Halloween (including skulls and crossbones). If I participate in a swap dealing with Halloween, I would prefer the cute, smiley ghosts, bats, cats, etc. I can send the 'creepy' kind but I prefer to receive the 'cutesy' kind!

PLEASE...No Thank You

I am listing several items that I do not care to receive in swaps (unless the swap calls for it). I either have too much of these items or no use for them. Thanks for understanding! * NO magazine cutouts * NO sticker flakes * NO alphabet stickers * NO reward/school type stickers * NO leftover paper scraps * NO notecards * NO sticky notes * NO note pads or loose memo sheets


Items listed in no particular order... * Gnome washi tape * Unused US Forever postage stamps * Embossing folders * Dies (new or gently used) * Vintage playing cards * Vintaqe ephemera to use in junk journals * Return address labels * Project Life cards


isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Fabric Swatch Tags USA on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Renee, these tags are absolutely beautiful! And you sent 5 of them--lucky me! Each one is just perfectly made and the fabrics and lace all match so nicely. And that gorgeous little sewn envie with the roses is out-of-this-world wonderful~ That fabric is so pretty. I used to order from Current, too! I remember there were 3 prices and the more you ordered, the less each item cost! Those were the days ;+) Many thanks for a wonderful swap!
Popcqrn rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Mar 21, 2021
Csomma827 rated for YTPC: Stationery Junk Journal USA on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful journal and all of the goodies!
Comment: AWW! The reindeer antlers!!! <3 Hope you had a lovely Christmas! <3 :)
Comment: Cute poem! Hope it was a nice COVID-free xmas. Hope you had a lovely Christmas! <3 :)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card:-). Thank you for the awesome vintage/JJ items. Oh, by the way, I read your help wanted ad, by unfortunatly I dont have hooves, nor do I fly. Lol! I will forward your add. lol. Thank you for the cute christmas card. Have a happy new year!
Comment: Thank you for the Peanuts card and extras. I also love watching the show every year. Your vintage postcard from Wichita, KS. The building is still in use and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2020. From what I have read it needs some renovation but that is cheaper than completely rebuilding.
Comment: Hi! I opened your card so I could peek in and see what swap it was for and who it was from, but I will officially be opening it on Christmas day! Thank you so much for the wonderful happy mail and I'm looking forward to reading your card. ;v; Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for another wonderful Christmas card swap. I LOVE the orca postcard. I don't have that one so I am very excited!! Have a Happy Holiday season!
PegOGood rated for Charity Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: I received your card today and I will be opening it closer to christmas. 12/20 I opened your card today and I am so glad to see some different cards from Charities. I was so excited when I saw the butterfly paperclip.Also thank you for the Planning stickers. I hope you have a Merry Christmas
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! Happy holidays!
Comment: Thanx so much for the Christmas card and the extra card. I laughed about your cat and the puzzles. So many people say this happens to them...scooter63
Comment: Loved 'Help Wanted'
Comment: Thanks so much for your card and pretty stickers, and the funny reindeer poem!
jannieb rated for Charity Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card & goodies. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
ArtfulFig rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap-USA Only on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!

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shirleyinCA on Jan 10, 2021:

Just wanted to say a special thank you for Christmas Countdown #4 US. Loved your vintage card and the bookplates and very delightful Los Angeles vintage postcard! You mentioned that you have many from CA but none from my little town of Yorba Linda - not surprising! That did make me wonder though if you might have any from Santa Barbara, my favorite city in CA and where I went to college (in vintage years gone by!) If you do and would trade with me for something, please let me know! Thank you.

BusyB on Dec 9, 2020:

Just popping in to say thank you so much for the vintage postcard of Lloyd Center in Portland you sent in a countdown to Christmas swap! So excited to receive this and appreciate your thoughtfulness! Love the die cuts and snowman card as well. Merry Christmas Renee! ❤️❄️🌲⛄

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Snaileditcrafts on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Renee, I just sent out the swap, "Anything Goes Easter Card & Flat Surprise Swap USA" I hope it arrives quickly and safely! Have a wonderful Easter! E

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

apirl 1

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely card you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. Your kind words are so appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. We love the Swap-bot community and hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience!! Happy 2018!

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