Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2022 3:07 am


Original Member
Last Online: January 18, 2022
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.

washi tape, this is something new and fun for me.

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.


Comment: THanks for the nice pc - what a milestone for your grandson!! Congrats!!
dmwcheng rated for Looking Forward #10 on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Julia. Hope you and your daughter had a fun time at the Christmas boutique. =) Happy happy new year!
suepier rated for Swaps ~ Christmas Postcard Swap on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage Christmas postcard.
concxrde rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #276 on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: It sounds like you had a lovely weekend, thank you for sharing! Happy swapping ā™”
MuggleMom rated for Vintage tourist card #15 on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: Your postcard finally arrived today - even though it was sent over a month ago,šŸ˜† lol! It was delivered to another house so they just brought it over - I don't know how long it was waylaid because I think they went on holiday over Christmas. But it's here and I love it. I googled the photo and found it the Fountain of Energy & the Tower of Jewels no longer exists! It was for the 1915 SF World's Fair only and everything got dismantled after the fair. Pretty cool if the postcard was from 1915 also! I'm keeping this one in my collection for sure! Now I'm super curious to learn more about the San Francisco World's Fair. xxMuggleMom
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage black n white postcard! I enjoyed reading your Christmas gift list, very nice and you're going to be having fun. :) ohhh yumm homemade vanilla sounds good. Happy New Year. Many blessings to you in 2022!
dmwcheng rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #11 INTL on Jan 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Happy new year.
Swan rated for PH: List 5 Series - Plans for 2022 on Dec 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Nebraska postcard and cool sun stamp! My plans include losing weight and decluttering as well! Happy new year!
Comment: Thank you and happy new year!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Dec 29, 2021
Comment: Love the homemade envelope you used and how everything coordinates with Santa. Thank you. Hope your holidays are going well.
lulu0621 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #277 on Dec 27, 2021
Comment: Hello, Julia. Thank you for the note. I loved the paper and the handmade envelope. You are the 5th person to talk about Christmas tamales, and all I want is tamales, tacos, etc.! I hope that you had a nice Christmas. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank for this old and super perfect postcard. I like your list and want to try that salad. I wish you love and health in 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and for sharing your list of favorite ornaments. Happy Holidays!
24Donna rated for Christmas Dessert Recipe on Dec 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cake recipe sounds very good! Iā€™m going to try it soon! God bless you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
Comment: Thank you the pretty Santa card and extra card. Happy holidays.
Comment: The last song on your Christmas song list made me laugh out loud. I haven't heard Grandma got run over by a reindeer in a long time! Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!
ch23 rated for Naked Vintage PC #2 on Dec 19, 2021
Comment: Great vintage ! Thanks!
howdyholly rated for Blind/Naked Vintage PC on Dec 18, 2021
Comment: Love the card! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card (love those woodland animals!) and the extra card you enclosed.

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bbsporty on Sep 26, 2021:

Thank you so much for the 5 forever stamps from the RAKs only USA September RAK!

Zefaniya on Sep 24, 2021:

Thank you for the 5 postcard stamps for RO!

HeidiJean on Sep 9, 2021:

Thank you for the extra ounce stamps from the Aug RAK!

Mrrranda on Aug 31, 2021:

Thank you for the Forever stamps through the wishlist group! Love the ravens!

JuneRosebud on Aug 20, 2021:

Julia, Thank you for the five postage stamps in August RAK #1 on RAKS ONLY USA!! Postage stamps always come in handy=)

LindaW on Aug 10, 2021:

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day. šŸŽšŸŽ‚

grammypammy on Aug 10, 2021:

From: RAKS

Enjoy your day! Hugs, Pam

JuneRosebud on Jul 27, 2021:

Thanks bunches for the five forever stamps in the RAKS ONLY USA group. I don't know how much postage is going up in August but I appreciated getting the animal stamps=)

OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

ladyaries7 on Jul 13, 2021:

Thanks so much for the inspiration sheet and pink lemonade packets :) July wishes--wishlist group

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