Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2017 9:12 am


Date Joined: April 15, 2012
Last Online: January 14, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 three dogs, Katie, a 17-year-old black Cockapoo. She does and has had several health concerns for quite a few years now but is still going strong. Started making her food in Dec 2016 because she was going on hunger strikes over her prescription food after being on it for almost two years. I don't blame her, the ingredient list on that stuff is a bunch of crap. I never had fed her such crappy ingredients in all the years. She is 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 is about 7.

So now with two older dogs they are each on special diets, different ones of course, and the younger dog not on a special diet. So I have different food routines for all three, enough to drive me crazy! Except that I was probably already crazy. We also have a huge pleco named Jesus, maybe 12-10 years old, and a rescued red-eared-slider named Edna. She is at least 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.


@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

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...

5aug Possible package angel...never heard conclusion from swapper

Not playing tags, wta, bingo at this time

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.


SuMay rated for ART PC #2 SCULPTURE / CARVING on Jan 16, 2017
Comment: That is really cool! Thank you for sharing this curious treasure with me.
Comment: Thanks for the great PC from the Air & Space Museum. I haven't been to the Air & Space Museum in DC but have been to most of the other museums there -- it's a great way to spend a day. I must admit I am more partial to the art museums in DC but also enjoy the Museum of Natural History. There are a couple of new ones that I haven't been to as well as a couple of monuments. Thanks again for the great PC and hope to see you in more swaps this year ~~
Comment: Thank you for the colorful, jaunty flamenco festival (what fun! my biology professor in college was/is a flamenco dancer and instructor, and I have always been fascinated by the style and artform) card, adorable hot beverage-bearing teddy bear sticker, and hummingbird stamp, Emily! Hope you are staying warm -- it's rainy and 70ish today.
Comment: Thank you for the interesting maps. They are good additions to my collection.
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and the bee postcard! I hope to catch a swarm or two this spring..
Sammoning rated for Naked Map PC - Not Your Country #3 on Jan 10, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating, I received this card last week. Thank you for the nice map of Brugge. Maybe I will visit it some day indeed, especially since I've seen the movie 'In Bruges" recently as well :)
Response: And I think there were several Dutch actors in the movie, too. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the Colorado Map card.
Comment: Very nice ad postcard with the invitation to roam the Rockies. I'm all for short path walks, too! Thank you.
marinda rated for ART PC #1 FESTIVAL/CARNIVAL artsy on Jan 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! 😊
Comment: Great panoramic view postcard! Such a pretty view in Belgium. Thanks for sharing!
Response: I'm so glad you like it!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the extra
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Lol...this postcard is stunning. Such a perfect timing i needed something funny to laugh about..lol...Thank you - also for the pretty stamp collection. :) Have an awesome 2017.
Response: I'm glad you like it!! Thanks for the heart 😀
kssunlover1947 rated for B&W PCs week 51 on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the interesting card and note.
Response: You're very welcome, thanks for the heart!
Vickyen rated for SBPC: Famous Person on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: Hi Emily! Loved your Madonna pc and I really NEED to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum! Looks like my kind of place! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the heart! ,💚
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for SBPC: Famous Person on Jan 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card. I love netflix!
Response: Thanks for the heart ,💛
Comment: Thank you for the folklore pc with the pretty stamps :) reminds me of a dancing club i went to at school.we learned old traditional european dances...it was such a fun. Have an awesome 2017. :)
Response: I'm glad you like it all, best for 2017! Thanks for the heart
noone7212 rated for Wierd/Ugly Postcard Swap #4 on Dec 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the card, I agree it's definitely weird :)
Response: And thank you for the heart!
simcoe54 rated for Map PC Scavenger Hunt #3 on Dec 30, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great map postcards. I absolutely love the one with the punk rock dogs on it. Glad you could join this swap.
Response: That's great! When I came across that one I knew I would need to save it for some strange map scavenger hunt seeing as it is a bit odd. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year!
Response: Happy New year
sybil31562 rated for ART PC #50 ARTSY COUPLE on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the card. We had a bad time on the road ourselves on our Holiday drive in Arizona last week.
Response: I'm sorry to hear that ,😦 hopefully things are looking better for 2017. Thanks for the heart

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
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2096 2654 0 0
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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:


wolfeagle on Oct 31, 2016:


worldtraveler on Oct 28, 2016:

Why are you banning people with a 4.985 rating!? Your swap requires a 4.98. You should change the rating if you want to ban more people with 4.98. I have beautiful B&W postcards of New York City, too bad no one will receive one.

CindyST on Oct 24, 2016:

Haha, never mind. I just found 2 J City postcards stashed under my stash. I have set up a bunch of these swaps now :D

CindyST on Oct 24, 2016:

Hey Emily, I have been thinking of doing the Town / village postcards, but if I carry on from where I left of its J. And I dont have any J city postcards in my stash. Haha. Im trying to find some now.

anrtist on Oct 19, 2016:

Blessings! cc

DaisyNY on Sep 25, 2016:

Thank you so much for the cool dragonfly on wallpaper flowers on my Pass & Paste (late Aug 16) PC. I love it! - Cecily

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