Swap-bot Time: February 29, 2024 4:17 am


Original Member
Last Online: February 28, 2024
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, grandmother of three and great grandmother of one with a second great granddaughter on the way. 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.

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


washi tape unless it is Christmas related.

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 fantasy 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.


thisphoenixrises rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #381 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard and pretty stamps. It sounds like you had a nice weekend. Mine was pretty quiet and low key as well. :)
SeleneW rated for PH: List 5 Series - House on Fire #2 on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Definitely the postage stamps!
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcard.
Comment: Thanks
Brokenwings87 rated for tLB: February 2024 Pen Pal on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: I love the valentine's card and can't wait to see what else you send me. Peanut butter cookies are so simple it's shocking.
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
churlann rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #380 on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the nice weekend update. I hope you are feeling better. I'm sending the PC of Costa Rica to my niece who just came back from there. She lives in Camarillo, kind of close to you.
erika13g rated for Flower Power 2024 #1 International on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the flower card and postcard!
suepier rated for 2023: The Best of the Best on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard from Holland. Congratulations on your new great granddaughter. So special.
Tr3n1ty rated for “What’s Up?” Writing Swap on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you :) :) :)
Comment: I loved this so much :)
e2java rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #6 on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the recipe. I’m a Southern ÇA native, too and go back every year to visit family.
hellojett rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #379 on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your nice notecard, I really like the design of the flowers in the bowl, a very delicate design. I would LOVE to go to one of these rummage sales, I know there is a church nearby that does this kind of thing, I will look out for the next one. Nice that you have your family around you and I agree watching a baby learning to walk is so adorable - lucky you :)
stephanieM rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #6 on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you, I can't wait to try this.
desbaby59 rated for “Happy Mail” Swap on Feb 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea
NRGordon rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #378 on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the swap and your nice note. It sounds like a great weekend and that you have a lovely and loving family.
Tr3n1ty rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #5 on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you :)
mle rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #5 on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the two recipes!
Comment: Looks like I've been lucky with the blind grab ! I love this postcard, have a beautiful day :)
Manonroberts rated for 2024: What Should My Focus Be? on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing, I'm trying to live simply this year too!

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grammypammy on Feb 21, 2024:

Thank you for the Thinking of You card and postage stamps! Thanks for thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

If this was for a swap or RAK, please let me know.

CraftyMail on Feb 20, 2024:

Thank you for the 5 forever stamps for the February RAK! So perfect for us swappers!

HeidiJean on Feb 14, 2024:

Finally got around to checking my PO Box; thank you for the 5 forever stamps for the January RAK!

grammypammy on Feb 3, 2024:

Thank you for the Forever stamps. I couldn't find the RAK they were from, but I'm assuming it was from RAKS group.

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jan 18, 2024:

Thank you for the beautiful card of encouragement and the Forever stamps. Thank you for the prayers and friendship!

Hugs, Pam

Leekoba on Dec 13, 2023:

Just wanted to say, Thank you SO much for the pokemon cards for the stocking stuffers #2 Swap! I just loved it so much I had to let you know <3

Poohtat on Oct 21, 2023:

Julia, thank you for the RAKs Sept #4 cards and envelopes RAK. I love the cards you sent to me. Thank you

Mimi7 on Oct 16, 2023:

RAK Winter trees writing paper I love these, they will be used, thanks so much :)

thehappycow on Sep 26, 2023:

Sept RAK - Postcard stamps - Thankyou so much for the stamps!!

sleepykitty on Sep 24, 2023:

Thank you so much for the stamps you sent (in an adorable envelope/library card!) for your RAK #1 this month. It's very generous of you, and I appreciate it!

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