Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 6:40 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2021
Last Online: June 25, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hi, my name is jeannine.

I live in a blue house, blue enough that I feel a lingering presence of blue on my skin whenever I walk out of a door, like passing through a super fine mist of blue.
I live in/ share this blue house with my older sister because it makes good sense and I like her. (both my of my sisters are Amazing! I am so very fortunate.) There is also a cat. I like the cat though she is devious and rowdy; still, only slightly less devious and rowdy than the sister. I think I have a high tolerance and sturdy affection for troublesome things. Otherwise I am in my early 60s, non-smoker, never married, no children and I work a variety of odd, small, and ever changing jobs.

I have been a postcrossing member for years and value that exchange/experience very much. I think this might be another opportunity to have happy mail adventures.

Orange: orange is my happiest most favorite of all the colors. I think that's everything.

Well, No, I guess it isn't.

I have very kindly & courteously been told that my profile says nothing much specific, so

I am not fond of the color ocher.

I suspect I need a 12 step program for washi tape issue. ( Hmmmmm. cat food or more washi, see? No, the cat is neither abused nor neglected no matter what she may claim.)

I often plant flowers, but mostly I grow weeds. I like them both, flowers and weeds, but more than flowers I am aware of and attracted to leaves. The colors, the shapes and textures are endlessly interesting and yet serene.

I enjoy both coffee and tea and usually have 2 or 3 beverages scattered around at any time of the day. Her vet says the cat definitely cannot have coffee though she may have green tea if it's decaf. She has her own tea cup but prefers to drink from mine. I prefer cups with lids.

I am not particularly religous but I am not an atheist either.

I get very enthuastic about the things I find on my daily walk. I never know what I may come across. One of my best finds was/is part of a smashed plastic cup; it looks like a wing of some kind: Angel, butterfly, intergalactic insect, - don't know but it's beautiful. Finding odd scraps and tiny junk- metal, glass, plastic or wood things are a joy.
Having happy pockets when I get back to. home is often worth the grubbines and the need
for the cleaning of the found things.

I keep a book of quotes. Quotes I've read, heard or been sent. I've kept this book since i was in grade school. I look through it and it's like a journal, or calender, or maybe a guest book of visiting ideas and wisdom, or not... some of the quotes are just words -still fun though, and full of memories.

I have a shoe box of things like tea bag tags ( !Salada! ) And DMC floss bands, Cracker Jack jokes. Kinder egg toys and bubble gum machine prizes. When it gets too full I divide it up, keeping some of all types of trinkets for myself, then isend the. a packet of stuff to some unsuspecting family. person or friend whether they want it or not. Nope- Do not feel sorry for them. They do it to me with giant zuchinnis. (Porch bombing with overgrown vegetables seems to be a favored late summer pastime)

Favorite Crafts

Without either confirming or denying having a definite hoarding compulsion, I do craft.
Okay so, as a kiddle, my mum taught me needlework and sewing. She sewed most of our clothes and believed that sewing was a good base for learning useful practical skills. I agree and am lucky she was such a good teacher. Sewing was my first craft. Embroidery, garment construction, needlepoint, darning ( yes for years I did actually darn socks, I still can but I don't anymore because really "why?" ) I did them with happiness. Then I took up quilting. Oh my goodness; I love fabric! The colors and the designs/patterning. Joy! - but also expensive per project. And quilting needs SPACE. It's a long term kind of deal. I got excited about new ideas and techniques and fabrics and started new projects before finishing existing projects and that was a miserable feeling when I looked at all my UFOs and bins of things still to do. So eventually, i cut mostly all the quilts down to smaller projects, tote bags and pillows, potholders....and I did actually finish them all. I decided that quilting was too much of an endurance hobby for me so I took up beading.

Oh I love the beads! The colors, the marvelous feel of glass, metal, stone or whatever in my hands. The light through a bowl of beads is mesmerizing and delucious! I thought that beading would mean smaller faster projects, right? Yes, but also no. They were smaller and occasionally faster but beading also is pretty high maintainance, and sneakily expensive. That's when I realized that i was taken up by both quilting and beadwork pretty much so I could play with colors and patterns and design. And that's when I began papercrafting in a primary way. Now I have All the lovely colors -all the patterns. Yum!
I do mostly papercrafting, mixed media, collage, origami, calligraphy, sketching, shibori.... paper things. I do also still happily get my hands and imagination busy with lots of other than paper crafting. Sewing/ needle arts, in a small scale, art dolls, acrylic clay, papermaking, watercolor, macrame/knotting, braiding. I think eventually or maybe basically all the kinds of crafting are so inter-related that it's tricky to say one thing is separate from all the others skills. It's easy to see how caligraphy and cake decorating are similar: rythym, proportion and consistency, the same skill(s), different application. So many things to learn more about, so many fun things to try.

Stuff, and then other stuff. Maybe it's hoarding. Truly, i am running out of space to work/play in. I do pack up boxes of stuff to share or send or donate, but there's still more stuff. It could be clutter, but maybe also be treasure! It's all that amazing potential. Impossible for me to decide.

Favorite Books

I can't imagine my life with out reading. I read a lot. Almost always for fun.
I read mostly fiction, but occasionally non fiction too. I read most anything: novels, sci-fi/fantasy, mysteries, adventure, biographies, historical, thrillers, YA/childrens, Not so much the classics, I still have not managed to finish War and Peace. ( It more a personal goal than fun. I think if I just read a page or 2 a day I could finish it in this decade. Probably. maybe. -I suppose it could happen.)


RiverTopanga rated for Art Collab PC #102 (USA) on Jun 12, 2022
Comment: Jeannine, got the collab for the next round. I like the butterfly you added. I will keep in the theme. What a wonderful package you sent it in! I love everything, and can't wait to use it all! Thank you so much. A thousand extra πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’™πŸ§‘πŸ’—s to you πŸ™‚
Response: Lol, Thank You River Topanga, I am very happy you like the butterfly and I am delighted you liked the envelope! You are very welcome, it was fun for me. 🌈🎈
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly, I love it. I am so glad that you enjoyed making it. There is something about butterflies that just make us happy and feel free. πŸ’•
Response: You are welcome and Thank You ScoutMom. I agree butterflies do share thier beauty, effortlessly. πŸ¦‹
Shellyr rated for Junk Mail Bookmark Pocket on May 29, 2022
Comment: What an awesome package of goodies. Thank you so much. Your bookmark holders are really gorgeous.
Response: Very welcome, and Thank You Shellyr. I am very happy you like them. I had fun making them. Happiness and Peace to you, 🌻
Comment: Thank you for the amazing assortment of items! The little library card pocket & book pages are perfect!
Response: You are very welcome kristenlyns, and Thank You as well. 🌿
Artteacherjen rated for ATC #8 Pointillism Art on May 25, 2022
Comment: wow, your card is so beautiful!! Thank you so very much for such an amazing ATC and all the goodies!! You sure made me feel special!
Response: 😊 You are very kind Artteacherjen, Thank You. I am delighted the envelope offered you a happy moment. It was a great swap: Fun! and I liked the process of pointilism. I think I may do more with this technique. Happiness and Peace to you πŸ–ŠπŸ–‹πŸ–
Vickyen rated for Art Collab PC #101 (USA) on May 20, 2022
Comment: Hi Jeannine! The pcs made is safely and thank you for all the extra goodies! So sweet of you! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank You Vickyen, All the best to you too, 🌸
Comment: Jeannine! Thank you so very much for the lovely mail. The envelope itself is so cute, and I'm planning on adding it into one of my journals as a whole pocket page! I also love the extras and the ATC was stunning. I can't wait to save it in my book - its going in the front page! And a tiny detail that made me smile was the cat paper clip. Thank you greatly. I'd give more hearts if I could!
Response: 🌈 Thank You sunflowerpoems. I and very happy and relieved. The envelope is a page from an old USPS catalog. It's nice strong paper and big enough to do a roomy 4x6 envelope. I fell good when I can recycle stuff. I am honored it will be used in your journal. The cat clips make me smile too, 🎈
IsaArt rated for Catbook 11 on May 16, 2022
Comment: This was well worth the wait! I'm excited to fill out a few more pages in this cat book! And I'm almost even more excited about all the extras!
Response: It is a fun swap; I especially like getting a chance to see so many other people's art work. I am very happy that you can use some of the things included, your comment has made my day! 🎈
CraftyHamster rated for 1 Stamp Flat Swap on May 13, 2022
Comment: I love the animal paper clips. The mushroom stickers will be used as bookmarks, they are too cute to use elsewhere. Everything you sent was great and will be used. Thank you so much! :-)
Response: You are very welcome CraftyHamster, Thank You so much too 😊
aspens rated for One of My Favorite Postcards / USA on May 12, 2022
Comment: Wow, what a swap! Thank you so much for all the extras. :) Your sketch is beautiful, and I appreciate how you sent postcards based on my likes! Since the grey sketch is your favorite, let me know if you want me to send it backed to you naked & stamped! <3 Thank you again!
Response: Lol! Hi aspens, Thank You for your thoughtful offer. No, please use or send along the postcards. I am very happy to have shared them with you.. I am determined to reduce my hoard by at least half this year. πŸ˜€ Hannah Longmere is a fabulous artist and I have a copy of that postcard I keep for myself. I used it as a journal spot. Happiness and Peace
Comment: I love your ATC and appreciate all the work you put into this miniature work of art. Thanks for everything in the envelope, so beautifully packaged! I am blown away. I love all of it, truly! :-)
Response: Thank You very much DeboraCreates, I am relieved you like it, abstract isn't my go to style. πŸ˜€ Happiness and Peace to you
Fabriqueen rated for Junk Journal Pockets on May 9, 2022
Comment: Wow, these pockets are awesome!!! I love them!!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank You, I am happy you like them Fabriqueen. 🌿
groundhogstamper rated for Junk Journal Pockets on May 4, 2022
Comment: What an amazing swap this is! Your work is just beautiful, and perfect to put in a journal. I love all of the pockets and the wonderful goodies inside. Your note is special too; you have beautiful handwriting. Thank you so very much. I wish I could give you a thousand hearts! P.S. I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area...Robinson Twp., but very close to Crafton and Ingram.
Response: Oh, you are very kind groundhogstamper. I am happy you will be able to use the pockets; I do enjoy making them. Crafton/Ingram is a fine community, my family lived there for awhile when I was a kiddle. So many lovely old houses and gardens, and the tiny streets and alleys, yep a great place. πŸ’š Thank You and happiness and Peace to you
Jenny345644 rated for ATC #5 Crayon resist Art on May 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful atc it was a lovely swap 😊
Response: You are very welcome Jenny345644, It was a fun swap. Thank You for the ❀
Smsands2 rated for Flat Origami Surprise(s) Swap on Apr 16, 2022
Comment: oh wow! Thank-you! This was such an amazing package. The stars are great and I'm going to try making them. And I love the other items. Thank you so much
Response: Hi Smsands2, I am happy you like the stars. They were easy enough to fold once I got an accurate pentagon base. This was a fun fun swap. 🌟
shellybuckmeier rated for Bookmarks For All! on Apr 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of cute bookmarks and fun bookish items!
Response: You are very welcome shellybuckmeierπŸ“– ☺
feverfawn rated for Note card & a bird drawing (USA) on Apr 8, 2022
Comment: Wow! So first of all - love your flamingo it's beautiful! I also love the backstory for why you chose a flamingo and the letter you included answering some of the topics from my profile! I really enjoyed reading it and you sound like such an interesting person! I would love to write you back sometime! :) And I also really appreciate the extra postcards, tags, & bookmarks and that your envelope was so cutely decorated!! The note card is lovely too! Truly such a great swap to receive. Thank you for participating in my swap Jeannine!!
Response: Hi feverfawn, it was a fun swap, I enjoyed drawing and writing to you. Thank You for hosting and for this nice chatty rating. I do swaps to feel connected to other people in fun ways, your rating is lovely. Your personality comes through clear and bright. I enjoyed reading your profile. Happiness and Peace to you 🐞
Fabriqueen rated for Pocket Waterfall Album on Mar 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful album you made for me and all the awesome extras inside! You deserve a load of hearts!!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are very welcome Fabriqueen, A wonderful day to you
lrm1980 rated for Art Collab PC #99 (USA) on Mar 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the pc to work on and for the awesome papers and goodies!! This was a super fun envie to open! I really love how the pc is turning out and look forward to adding my bit! πŸ’•
Response: Hi Irm 1980, You are welcome and Thank You. I am very happy you liked the envelope. And most of all relieved you are looking forward to working on the PC; that was a tough one for me. Happiness and Peace to you πŸ–ŒπŸ–ŠπŸ–
captkristi rated for Flower PC Swap on Mar 26, 2022
Comment: Brightened my day so much! Thank you!!
Response: You are very welcome captkristi 🌼

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GrumpyGrandma on Jan 7, 2022:

I love the journal that we swaped-you are a very creative crafter. This has also given me ideas to work with on my furture journals. Thank you so much.

OrigamiGrace on Jul 29, 2021:

Great profile! Welcome to Swapbot!

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