Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2017 4:54 am


Date Joined: April 15, 2012
Last Online: March 27, 2017
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
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2017 update...Still happily buying from the same dairy, didn't end up buying into a CSA yet. Found one I really like but summer travels get in the way...I don't think that one let's you go on vacation hold at no cost like the dairy...Search continues.

10/20/16 reducing groups I'm in so I can get serious about finishing quilts I have completed the tops of and cross-stitching a huge art deco Christmas pattern I started 3-4 years ago then set aside and haven't picked up.

What I'm most excited about for 2016-we started buying raw milk, yogurt, cheese, and eggs from a local dairy! And sometimes other products such as eggs and meats. Currently looking into CSAs that delivery nearby and hopefully I will have some farm fresh veggies to go along with the animal products late this spring. I am aware that my photos bleed into all the info on the right and it is on my mind to fix it when I stop procrastinating logging into my old photobucket account where these pictures are located. So one day, I will make them smaller....but when...so in the meantime I moved all the photos and babble about me to the next section.

I love sender's choice swaps but if you need inspiration...

  • A aardvark, Alice in Wonderland(esp. the caterpillar), alien, ant-eater, architecture, argyle, art, art deco, art nouveau
  • B bars, Belgian Beers, Black&White, Black Teas (with or w/o other flavors), Buddha imagery and statues
  • C cactus, capybara, carnival-esp. European celebrations of it, Cary Grant, chickens, chocolate (dark&bitter) citrus(flavors, scents, fruit images) clown(friendly or evil), cocktails, coffee, cookbooks, cross-stitch
  • D dark themes, Day of the Dead, dodecahedron, dragon
  • E elephants, embroidery, Europe
  • F 1950s, fancy frogs & other insects wearing fancy clothes and hats, farm animals, flower garden, funny, first day issue PCs W/postage
  • G gargoyles, geology, geometrical patterns, goat(farm & mountain), goth
  • H Halloween, hexagons, hot air balloons, hot springs,
  • I industrial music, insects
  • J junk stores(thrift stores)
  • K kawaii stickers & stationery esp. food and halloween, kites,
  • L lace, Leo, lilies, Logic puzzles, Little Miss & Mr. Men
  • M mathematics, MOD&1960s, monsters(cute or scary), mosaics, museums
  • N National Parks, Nijntje, note cards, numbers-3, 13, 17, numerology (and my name numerology is 3)
  • O octagon, odd&strange&weird, organs&player pianos, owl
  • P paisley, patterns, Periodic Table of the Elements-esp. when it is used to spell other words, Periot, pig, polka-dots, post cards, plaid, prime numbers, purple
  • Q quilts
  • R raspberries & other berries, recipes, religious buildings & artifacts esp. Catholic and Jewish, robots, rock formations, roosters
  • S Saints-esp. St. Francis of Assisi, Sinterklaas (St. Nick!), and St. Emily, sheep, snowmen, stained glass, stationery, stickers (flat prefered, not puffy or 3D), still life, stripes, succulents
  • T tapestry, Tiki, tiles, tomatoes, travel, true crime (books, movies, documentaries), tulips
  • U UFOs, umbrellas
  • V vintage (real or reproduction), vintage cookbooks 1960&earlier, 100 vintage educational charts pcs
  • W wild boar, woodland theme & critters
  • X xeroscape
  • Y yak,
  • Z zoo animals & postcards

Not my favorites: seafood, pastel colors, small print flowers, evangelistic and/or proselytizing text. (I am fascinated and genuinely interested in saints, history of the Catholic church, architecture and art with churches or other religious buildings but I am very much a non-practicing Catholic). I do prefer to host and join "sender's choice" so if something falls in the swap category but is on my not my favorite, no big deal! The surprise of it all is the fun of sender's choice.

About Me

I am a Math Nerd married (17 years) to a wonderful Computer Nerd. I'm a bicentennial baby(now you know my age!), born in the year of the Dragon, and I'm a Leo on the cusp of Virgo. We have two dogsniw, as one just passed, Katie, was a 17-year-old black Cockapoo(9/21/99--2/18/17). She was probably about 5yo in the photo. Goliath, a 7-year-old grey Tibetan Terrior, probably about 1-3yo in the photo. and Chanel, a 16-year-old white and tan Havanese! She now has no teeth left and her tongue hangs out all crazy. She is probably about 6 in the photo and Katie behind her was about 7.

We also have a huge pleco named Jesus, maybe 12-15 years old, and a rescued red-eared-slider named Edna. She is more tgan 20 years old.

*cross stitch is my first crafty love and my very favorite way to pass the time (if you love to cross stitch too, newbie or experienced, join Beginner's Cross Stitch The group also hosts various embroidery swaps

I've started my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th quilts (1st was 21-20 years ago - machine quilting with my Nana(grandma)) this one is also machine quilting - with a little help from Nana, again! And now I've started a couple other quilts through groups here on Swap-bot. In other words-quite a few quilt tops and as soon as I get determined enough I will do the layering and the quilting. One I finished last summer, a baby quilt for my husband's cousin's first baby. I'm pretty new to sewing but I enjoy sewing a lot. I've made a few things here using my machine - dotee doll, little stuffed animals, a couple of plushies

The photo below is a Zombie cocktail. The barel is from a Geuze brewery near Brussel.


*religious buildings and art (any religion but especially Catholic), mosaics, stained glass, gargoyles, other interesting stone and wooden sculptures on churches and old buildings

, art nouveau & art-deco

*Cary Grant

*Nijntje (miffy)

*colors: dark purple, black, dark green, b&w with a splash of color, b&w

*goth, dark, creepy, odd & weird

UFO Watchtower outside of Hooper, CO

*music: agrotek, industrial, hellktro, electronic, 80s such as: Suicide Commando, Hocico, Agonoize, Welle:Erdball, the Cure, Depeche Mode

A quote I really like: A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb

ANGELS & flakers

Angels :-)

@Mugsie again, Wow! For Halloween ATC, @anitagrace angeld a tag I was stiffed on by sending a lovely stash of blank Colorado PCs!, @sebastian122 for angeling swap Nengajo!, @Mugsie for helping me complete the scrabble word robot! , @user6937 for free/ad postcards #4, @LaviniaRiverina for Handmade Butterfly Bookmarks @RooBaRoo for Seasonal summer art PC @pearlswithplaid for Summer ATC @ccgigglebox for Profile Surprise Embroidery Hoop, @VaGrammy66 for Buddha PC tag, @dragonfly for 4 element PCs, @ ? Sheep postcard. If it was you please pm me! I thought I typed your name here but did not :( @Taeniura for Children's Illustration PC, @Miabiff for Children's illustration PC, @Linda52156 (letter and tea), @Cirsium (cross-stitch round robin #5), @Lindsay919 (sending extra cross-stitch round robin for me to work on), @drgngirl house pet sticker slapped), @user6937 for altered text atc #6 purple, @flowerchild for last open quick 50 sticker swap.


@silviasanantonio for nude person PC #2

@Aksenovana for city town village N PC swap

@skessop for "from a page"bookmark

@Lizbee for make a bird for me

@crystaljo330 @kimani @MaryPoppins84 @lilpuddn @cherly @acupofchai aka? @kobi @beatriz22 @felicialauren @WanderingWren @basilikum83 @Anaryawe @wildncrazy091972 @Kitastic @SpiderBaby @MoominStar9 @katybean27 @chikunamika @tnhomeschoolmom @thebigbang @MrsMacT @mezzanotte @geluksdubbeltje @daydreamstudios @Lacrimosa @ArtistShu @FrankieTeardrop @roogirl @sweetsexyvicky aka @webddreamy butterfly pass &paste E

If you were flaked on in any swap I hosted and had to give a 1 rating, please contact me so I can angel

tag...you're it

Just to keep track...

2/25 Redo..Washi tape PC never made it to partner sent 2/27

Angeled...3/1 b&w4, 2 participants. Soon, w3, too.


Cocktial , updated Jan 18, 2016

As a host nothing is b&w, I do let in some swappers with questionable past on a case by case basis.

If it is difficult to find a response I leave for your rating you can always click on 'view all' at the bottom of the page then use your search feature and search for your swap-bot ID.


EllieBeth8 rated for B&W PCs week 11-12 (2 partners) on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Have a nice day Shelley
Merrykerry rated for CHEERS to March on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card! St.Patricks Day is mad here too... but great fun!
Stargazer008 rated for B&W PCs week 11-12 (2 partners) on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Oh dear you dont want to meet this guys in life-do you? Your boat tour sounds stunning. Thank you for your cool card, it made me wonder! :)))))
Sissi rated for City / Town / Village with W on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for your nice postcard :). All the best from Germany, Silke
justmesks rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - C - USA on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the croque-monsieur card. I hate to say I didn't know what that was and had to google it. Can you tell me what the croque-hawaii is? It sounds like it would be yummy. I'm picturing ham, cheese and pineapple?
dawnakaulen rated for FREE/AD #12 MULTI-VIEW 3+ on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Free beer? I'm in! Thanks
pne rated for FREE/AD #10 OVERSIZED on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Hi Emily, thank you for the postcard, that was certainly an oversized one! Thank you also for telling me about the background of that card. I love libraries :)
skinny52 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - B - USA on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Love the "B"lankenberge postcard!
isabellasnow rated for Easter Colors on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Hi Emily! I love when you are my sendig partner ;+) Your card is not only big enough for pc's; it is beautiful ;+) My absolute favorite is the Key Lime Pie card! Whenever we go to Red Lobster I always order that for dessert. . . I LOVE it (and the card). Thanks for always choosing so thoughtfully.
Sabbe77 rated for B&W PCs week 10 on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your lovely pc! Loved the way You used so many stamps! ♡ Luckily my parrot isn't a macaw -like the parrot in the sticker you sent - they destroy places and the screaming is so LOUD. Mine can get loud too but it's quite moderate. 😉
Comment: awesome.
choke rated for PTG: Science PC Swap on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool lightning card, I love storms as well!
squince rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - A - USA on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Neat card!
JadeFan rated for BL ~ butterfly pass & paste G on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Comment: Thank you for ALL the postcards! They're great! I really love that dog and cat one!!!!! So cute. Thank you for joining the swap!!!! xo
nannydino rated for B&W PCs week 9 on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Hi Emily...wow...2 PCs in the same day from you :) Lovely PC and I love browsing the thrift stores looking for treasures...pyrex and vintage linens mostly. Happy swapping Blessings and take good care.
nannydino rated for ART PC #9 UNDERWATER on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Hi Emily, thank you for the PC. Very nice. I have not been to Seattle to visit...but soon. Maybe a day trip in the summer.My son and daughter in law want to take me to Powells Bookstore.
Comment: Thank you for your nice map Card :)
Nassenheider rated for City / Town / Village with V on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Hello Emily, Thanks a lot for your great postcard that I received today. It made me very happy. Greetings from Germany!
deesides rated for FREE/AD #9 From Where I Live on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pop up art show card! Loved the stamps as well, never seen the Jimi and Janis designs, gorgeous!

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ainaignies on Mar 15, 2017:

Dear emily, thank you for angeling B&W week 4 postcard for me. I love the postcard and butterfly stamp. 😁

smmarrty on Mar 2, 2017:

Thanks so much for adding to and sending my completed Pass & Paste PC. I appreciate the message, too. Have a great weekend!

goinjenny on Mar 1, 2017:

Thank you for the I Love Lucy PC in SBPC: Tag. I have seen this card before and thought I actually had it in my collection but NOPE, its a new addition. Thank you!!

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

Thanks for sending home my pass and paste PC. It's my first one to come home, yay! I like the duckies on the bingo card :-)

auralily on Jan 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely RAK Christmas card that you sent! I apologize for being late getting back to you. A family emergency and a virus over the holidays put me behind. It was a wonderful gesture, though, and very much appreciated :)

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


taeniura on Dec 29, 2016:

Many thanks for the lovely polar tapir card and alligator postcard! That is so kind of you. I really appreciate it :-) I wish you and Dimitri all the best for 2017. Lots of love, Marjan

BeckyG56 on Dec 17, 2016:

Thanks for sending home my butterfly Pass/Paste. Great job, took long enough to get home!

Lila84 on Nov 24, 2016:


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