Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 9:58 pm


Original Member
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

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.

I'm a Southern California native, married, mother of two and grandmother of three. I am retired! I retired twelve 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. 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

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.


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.


Maddashin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #232 on May 6, 2021
Comment: I love current notecards. Just the right size Thanks
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter about your mom. I loved what you shared about the "-" between the years. I also used to watch jeopardy with my mom every night. Thanks again.
amccracken109 rated for Letter in a notecard #1 Int'l on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the inserts. I enjoyed reading about you and your daughter and Girl Scouts! Happy Swapping!
Comment: I love this postcard, it’s really beautiful, thank you!
SunflowerRose rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #242 on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and for participating in this swap.
MisplacedfromPA rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #240 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: I just enjoyed your letter, thank you. Must of been wonderful to attend church in person again. I am still waiting to do that here since so many people refuse to mask up. It was nice to read you did things with family over the weekend too. Take care, Enjoy your week--Michelle
MisplacedfromPA rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #241 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Always nice to be included in how your weekend was. So happy that finally you can spend some time with family. I also really like Panera Bread but we do not have anywhere close here ( 1 1/2 hrs away---ugh) so next time you go, eat a Napa Almond chicken salad sandwich for me.
TexyDeb rated for WIYM/Themed PC Swap 2: Tourism on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the silly/fun extra postcard. I hope you are well.
Comment: Thank you much for the 3 PC's for the swap. They are very nice!
Comment: Great names! Thank you!
nanadiana rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #239 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and sharing your weekend. You had a very productive weekend and I understand how hard it is to clean things out, especially stationary and craft things. I start dreaming of what I can make with things and never really throw anything out, just move it around. :) Take care and I hope you have a great week!
Eulegirl rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the tea! Vanilla apple sounds especially yummy!
Snickerdoodle rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #235 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: What a lovely card, I loved the flamingos. Quiet weekends are great
yvonne401 rated for Swaps ~ Easter Recipe Swap on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the yummy looking recipes!
Comment: I like your answers and the pretty Cuban beach scene. My daughter recently bought a 2018 Prius. I think all men are into Tesla.
Cellolady rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #238 on Mar 25, 2021
Bhindblueeyes rated for CCYY: Christmas 2021 Notecard on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Wow, you are super busy with Christmas all year round! I can see why you have to plan and prep all year. Thank you for some very good ideas!!!
Maddashin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #233 on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Republic of Tea. Always wanted to try it. Christine Maddashin
coffeef1rst rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #237 on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and for sharing a packet of your favorite tea:)

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purple24 on Apr 29, 2021:

Thank you so very much for all the wonderful California postcards. Reminded me of all the places I’ve lived and visited. πŸ˜‰ April RAK

Kirkdebb on Apr 4, 2021:

Thank you for your Notecards RAK, I love the cards you sent me!

TeaNi on Mar 29, 2021:

thank you so much

for granting a wish for me with the envie of kitty cards & National Parks poster pcs- two things I never tire of receiving, and adding to my collection always puts a smile on my face! :) :) :)

Kirkdebb on Mar 25, 2021:

Thank you for the great notecards! I'm excited to send future swaps in them. (March RAK #1)

Kirkdebb on Feb 23, 2021:

Thank you for the forever stamp RAK! I was very excited to see the bird stamps, I currently only had flag stamps that I bought on eBay. It's nice to have some variety! Thanks again!!

HeidiJean on Jan 28, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK of the extra ounce stamps!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯




Tryph on Nov 23, 2020:

Thanks SO much for the random bits from my Nov wishlist! I appreciate it!

Queensmiley2530 on Nov 19, 2020:

Thank you so much for my wish of Christmas forever stamps in wishlist

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