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Last Online: April 17, 2014
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

Update 5/2011

I was an obsessed swapper for several years, stopped after having completed my 500th swap! Now I just lurk a bit.

Middle-aged mama, young adult son. Love my job ( health care) but wish I could retire and do crafts all day! I hate housekeeping. My house is always a disaster. I've learned to make peace with dog hair dust bunnies, but NOT with the clutter.

I believe in thinking outside the box, promoting world peace through being kind to those around us, and I love people who are a little quirky and eccentric.

I love dark chocolate, hazelnuts and almonds, and high quality tea.

I DON'T like:

  • cutesy, country, fussy, or girly stuff
  • things with artificial colors and flavors
  • stickers
  • things from dollar stores (except Daiso! I love their stuff!)
  • plastic stuff

Favorite Colors:

  • Soft/dusty purples and roses (and even better if they are shimmery/iridescent)
  • soft greens (and the names for the soft greens: celery, peridot, celadon, sage and moss),
  • black and chocolate brown together
  • metallics,
  • monochromatic effects ( several shades of one color together)
  • combinations of reds/ oranges/ golds/ black

  • Not a fan of primary colors or pastels.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting is my passion, but I have an overuse nerve injury from doing it too much, so now I am spinning my own yarn.

Also I like to work in Polymer clay (textures and colors. I want to learn how to make japanese- style lanterns/lamp shades from papers and polymer clay.

Books, movies, music . . .

Don't watch much TV.

Movies: Quirky indie movies are my favorites. Have a Netflix queue of 200+ movies!

Books: I listen to audio books from Audible.com on my little mp3 player. My favorites are stories about other cultures. For a while I was on a binge of novels and memoirs about China and India; now I'm on a binge of 18th century historical stuff ( John Adams, Tale of Two cities). I think I'm a cultural anthropologist at heart!

Music: eclectic, from opera/choral music to electric blues to contemporary folk. Leonard Cohen, Swell Season, Martha Wainwright, Norah Jones, KT Tunstall.


Kessie rated for Serial Collages on Jul 1, 2011
Comment: Oh! Jessica! I've been off SwapBot for a very long time - and just realised I never rated you for these - sent 12th February 2008! I'm so sorry! I just found them again - my favourite is the one with the e.e. cummings quote, which I had never heard of at the time, but is now one of my favourites! Hugs, hearts and apologies to you, for the latest rating ever!
Comment: Awesome cloth!! Love the color and the pattern you chose
Comment: Thanks for the green ballband cloth!
Comment: Beautiful cloth. I love the custard colour. Thank you, Hugs, Susie.
Comment: What beautiful cables! and in all my favorite colors! Thank you and happy knitting. :)
Comment: As always, a really interesting tea selection! Thanks Jessica!
clydeesmom rated for National Tea Month Observance on Jan 21, 2009
Comment: Hey Jessica, What an awesome package. Thanks so much. It was so nice hearing from you. I love everything you sent including the pretty magazine. Good job on the tea caddy too. I wish I could learn to knit. Did you teach yourself? Great selection of my favorite fruit teas too. I hope you're well. I feel like we haven't communicated in six months. Try to keep in touch.We can be penpals if you're still doing that.I hope you had nice holidays. Hugs, Lorraine
Starogardzka rated for Tea Lover's Swap for January on Jan 11, 2009
Comment: Thank you for an array of interesting teas! I am intrigued by the coconut flavor. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful teas :)
bookwyrmm rated for Tea Lover's Swap for January on Jan 9, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful loose leafs!
Comment: Thanks so much for lovely purple dishcloth with hearts and for all the wonderful tea to try! You certainly made my day a lot brighter!!! Thanks again so much!!!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful markers (I love the glass one especially!) and the teas... I love everything!
ilovetubby rated for New Year's Resolution Inchies on Jan 6, 2009
Comment: Your inchies were very cute.. Please don't stop swappping!!
ColorInFusion rated for New Year's Resolution Inchies on Jan 6, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the great inchies! Good luck with not swapping as much, I keep saying that to myself too. I hope you find love, I finally did at 42!
cbpoole rated for Private swap Lunaria and cbpoole on Dec 19, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the private swap! :)
evieroz rated for My Favorite Place on Dec 18, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap.
cerwinrhiannon rated for My Favorite Place on Dec 1, 2008
Comment: Jessica "happy Christmas to you" my parcel for the teabags arrived but like most tea swaps to Australia I only got a couple of them but that is ok! I know you tried very hard to nmake this a nice swap and it was!! Lee-ann
buzzbuzzbee rated for ✉ Tea & Talk Swap ☎ on Dec 1, 2008
Comment: Lots of wonderful tea and a lovely note! I hear you on having too many teas -- that's why I do these swaps and send more than the required! Ha! But tea is just so lovely and wonderful -- the package smells amazing! Thank you thank you!

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Mammamuh on Jun 8, 2009:

Thank you for the tea ! It's great to get an angel when people doesn't send!

MicheleoneL on Jan 22, 2009:

SO glad that you enjoyed your tea and the envie! Thanks for letting me know that it arrived! :) M

LisseasLuxuries on Jan 16, 2009:

I received my "White Haired Monkey Green Tea" from you for the More Tea For Me Loose Tea Tag...Thank you!!! I can't wait to try it!!!

TeaNi on Dec 30, 2008:

Thank you so much for all the great bags of tea you sent me for the more tea for me group WTA I won! I look forward to trying them all, especially the organic red mango! Also, I love your cute swap-bot address labels- I'm so envious;) (((hugs))) and Happy New Year!:)

LisseasLuxuries on Dec 30, 2008:


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purplewhimsy on Dec 22, 2008:

THANK YOU for the lovely happy birthday surprise!!! Hope your birthday was GREAT!

poofsizzle on Dec 8, 2008:

Thank you for the tea!

cbpoole on Dec 8, 2008:

Hey there! I saw in the forums that you were looking for handmade envelopes. I make them, didn't know if you were interested in a trade of any kind? :)

Krazyquilts on Dec 1, 2008:

Thank you for the wonderful teas you sent me for the More Tea for Me WTA #1. The Mango tea looks especially interesting! It was so nice to receive such unusual teas, too.

It's always been nice swapping with you and I'll be sorry to see you leave Swap-bot. I'm on Ravelry too, though, so maybe we'll bump into each other there. Thanks again for all the great tea!

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