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PeliKat

PeliKat
Date Joined: October 3, 2017
Last Online: January 20, 2018
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings! I’m Kathy Bates, and no, I am not the famous actress, (although I can relate to her in many ways). I read that I should introduce myself to my swap partners, so here it is: I live in Southern Indiana, near the Ohio River, with Lisa – my work partner AND my life partner; we have two dogs: Sophie the Pug and Foxy the Pomeranian, and we have just added two guinea pigs to the family. I love Capybaras, but they won't pass the city code for house pets, so guinea pig will suffice, and they look just like miniature capybaras with much shorter legs. Lisa and I work together in a family business, but when we aren’t working, I keep busy with several hobbies: Family History (especially the Heritage scrapbook I’m putting together) so genealogy is a big love of mine; growing Bonsai trees (which we used to sell on the internet, but don’t now due to having to WORK at the family business) tree postcards and stickers are always welcomed; browsing through antique store/thrift stores/consignment stores (where I find a LOT of items to use in my craft projects!), surfing Pinterest (where I have pinned so many things that I’d love to try), and, of course, Crafting (especially paper crafts!). My main project right now is to figure out how to move my craft room into my Living Room, which is, after all, where I do most of my ‘living’. The trick is to get it all organized so that I can find what I need when I need it, without having the place look like a craft store was blown in by a tornado. We all know that ‘creativity is not a pretty sight’ until the project is finished and the mess cleaned up, right?

I like all kinds of paper crafts, love getting happy mail, (postcards can be sent in envelopes or naked and stamped/written on; I love them either way!); I enjoy putting together 'packets' of goodies for other people to enjoy, and learning new things. I'm always on the lookout for new things to use in crafting and have a big collection of materials that I like to share with other crafters.

Happy swapping to you! May your mailbox be full of happy mail and your postage stamp supply renew itself continuously!!

Thanks so much for swapping with me, Kathy Bates, (not the actress).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Favorite things: bees, dragonflies; crafty bits and pieces like ribbon, buttons, charms, and unique papers/gift wrap/book pages, fancy printed napkins; anything beach related, whether on the shore or in the water; dogs especially pugs; birds and feathers; bonsai trees; genealogy; cats; chocolate! I also like bath and shower gels, pretty kitchen towels/hand towels/washcloths.

Favorite movies/TV shows: anything with Robin Williams, everything Walking Dead, police shows, hospital shows, fire department shows, end-of-the-world/saved-by-the-hero type movies, The Last Ship, movies based on true stories...

Favorite Music: just about anything from Mozart to Pink, reggae, 60s/70s/80s Pop, Heavy Metal, but not Thrash Metal; Country except for the really twangy kind, Gloria Estefan, Eurythmics, James Taylor, Pentatonix, Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert... Just no Gospel or Justin Bieber.

Wish List: Time, Money, and Good Health... But don't we all want those things??!!! Since there is never enough of those three items to go around, in lieu of that, I would love to receive anything whimsical or humorous - I love to look at the funny side of Life! Or you can check out my 'favorites' lists. Basically anything I get in the mail that isn't a bill or an advertisement is 'fun mail"!!! I'm not into Disney or religious things, so please don't send those items.

Favorite time of the year: Autumn, when the leaves are beautiful and they crackle under my feet when I walk, and the air smells so crisp! Next favorite would be Spring, when everything starts waking up again. Summer is usually too hot for me, but Winter is okay, as long as there is coffee and cocoa available, and a big pot of soup!

Hobbies: (1) I've been working on my family history, so genealogy is a big interest. I have one family line tracked back to the 1600's. My mother was a German war bride, who came to the US one year before I was born and gained her US citizenship after learning the language and studying about her new country. So working on her ancestors is a bit of a challenge, but little by little, I'll break down those walls! (2) I also grow bonsai trees, and used to sell them at art fairs and craft shows. I didn't get rich off of it, but did make enough money to finance my bonsai hobby and make trips to bonsai nurseries to choose more trees to play with and train. I still have a few that I will sell, but my collection is now at about the quantity that I can care for easily. (3) I've discovered the joy of birds and have several food and water stations for them out in my yard. Our regular visitors all have different personalities, and it's especially exciting when we get a new visitor! That sends me scrambling to the bird books to learn more about that species.

~~~~~~~~~~ If you don't get a swap from me that you are expecting, please let me know before you rate, so that I can check on it and make things right. I think a lot of the time it's the creating and sending out things that is the most fun for me, and I definitely don't want to be a flaker! I also try to err on the side of sending more than required; it's part of my 'declutter' campaign! If you should receive a swap from me with postage due, please let me know so that I can take care of the extra cost.

Ratings

ElenaMaz rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #9 on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Got it today! and I love the quote you included, thanks!
Response: Wow! That one must have taken the scenic route to get to you! I'm glad you like it!
KitsuneSK rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I love the fall themed items and even the maple leaf napkin! The pictures are just lovely, and I also enjoy the calendar pictures! Thanks again!
jenlovespsu rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap on Jan 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Valentine’s Day! :)
Lablauri57 rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your card. You did a lovely job. And thank you for the purple goodies. The card put a smile on my face. Thanks for reading my profile,
tlemon4 rated for Color Me Whimsey--Purple on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a fun swap. I really loved all the fun things you sent. Thank you for making my day.
angelbowen rated for Pinterest SWAP - Dogs on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Sorry to hear you were unable to send this swap out on time because your have been dealing with the flu bug. Hope you get to feeling better.
cllfdl rated for Pinterest SWAP - Dogs on Jan 7, 2018
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Macw1975 rated for Stuff an Envelope with Smiles #2 on Jan 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the smiles! I liked your drawings & the lettering of my name. I also just ran out of smiley stickers so super excited to get those!!
pennypuppy rated for Surprise ATCs - December on Jan 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the atc and all the extras. I enjoyed opening my little gift! Happy New Year to you!
japn rated for Vintage PC Swap - USA on Jan 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much :)
jessiebean22 rated for Pugs, Pugs, Pugs.... on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the extras an atc omg so great!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope! Sorry for the delay in rating; I was out of town for the holidays.
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Comment: Foxy is so cute! Thank you for sharing her story with me! She's lucky to have you!! 🐶💗
Response: Thank you! She is adorable, and I love her to pieces. I think it always comes down to the question of who rescued who. I think we rescued each other.
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Comment: Thank You for the "Love Swan" card it's one of my favorite lines from the US postal Service!
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Comment: Thank you!
d2photo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the send.
Fabriqueen rated for Swap Card Swap on Dec 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling swap cards and the wonderful specialty papers you included! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for such a wonderful enve of goodies. So much fun stuff. Thank you for the dragonflies, one can never have too many & the build a bear clip is phenomenal! Have a wonderful Christmas.
Turtlelady rated for Trading other person's ATC's on Dec 23, 2017
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Comment: Love the Kent State. TY Happy Holidays
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Comment: thanks for all the fun goodies!!🐞

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Comments

tcornell on Jan 6, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pic of Sophie and the other goodies that you sent my way :) She's super adorable!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

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bluehairedmary on Dec 14, 2017:

Thanks so much for the wonderful dictionary pages! Get Something, Give Something Tag (US & Canada Only)

mariewilliams810 on Nov 14, 2017:

Thanks for the great envelope of goodies for the I got what you want tag. They will work perfectly for my project!

mgallardo68 on Nov 13, 2017:

I am super glad you liked everything!! Enjoy it!

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