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Date Joined: May 2, 2009
Last Online: April 23, 2019
Birthday: November 20
Country: United States

About Me

I grew up in MIami, Florida, and now that I'm living in the St. Louis area, I'm always missing the ocean. I am a Christian, a wife, a speech/language pathologist, a member of Toastmasters International and a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association. I have a Westie (dog), and too many activities and hobbies, including public speaking, various paper arts, exchanging mail art, flea markets and resale shops, reading, hot tea, decorating around the house and indoor gardening, cooking, walking/hiking especially when combined with letterboxing. I love meeting people from different countries, learning about their cultures, trying their food, etc.

Favorite Crafts

Origami, stamp carving and rubber stamping, visual journals, mail art, ATCs, beaded jewelry. I'm starting to relearn tatting learn some decorative knotting, too.

Favorite Music

Pop/rock of the 70s and 80's, "space music" (as in "Music from the Hearts of Space" radio program), smooth jazz, classical, and a little blue grass.

Favorite Television

Merlin, Regenesis (Canadian SciFi), Star Trek and Star Gate series

Favorite Books

I read a lot of non-fiction related to my various interests. Love Barbara Hodgeson's beautifully illustrated novels. If you like Nick Bantock, check her out!


Colors: turquoise/aqua/teal, sage and mossy greens, red

Tea - especially chai and black tea in teabags, with nice wrappers and/or tags.

Unique handmade items

Handicrafts from various cultures

World maps and globes

Fountain pens, pocket watches, compasses, and other anachronisms

Touristy magnets

Origami and origami paper

Pens of all types

Vintage or unique office supplies


Seashells and beach sand

Nautical things in general

Sand from lakes or deserts

Cool rocks and mineral samples


Tiny jars and bottles, little boxes


Map Postcards

Touristy Postcards in general


Coffee, in any form

Scented items

Anything that smells like smoke

Glitter (It looks pretty, but it gets all over.)

Anything crude or vulgar or racist

"Cutesy" stuff

Wish List

Kusmi Tea Tins (empty or full)

Ceramic Origami Crane Soy Sauce Jar

Vintage globes, any size

Tatting shuttles, thread, patterns, tatted lace

Anything from Star Trek The Original Series

Labeled sand or mineral (rock) samples from your state or country

Nice seashells

Magnets from your city, state, country

Map postcards

Coins from your country


LisaLuEulalie2 rated for Tea Tag ATC on Feb 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you! I love the atc you made and all the extras. Glad you're feeling better!
Response: I'd glad you liked the package. I enjoyed making the ATC. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!
suki rated for Origami Star on Dec 24, 2012
Comment: Thank you! Both stars were lovely and so precise! It look almost store bought. Loved them both
atanava rated for Major City Postcard Swap 2 on Oct 29, 2012
Comment: Nice pc! Thank you very much!♥
Comment: Thankyou so much for the nice OH map card:)))
matxms rated for Major City Postcard Swap 2 on Oct 22, 2012
Comment: Thanks, love the postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the Ohio map card. :)
Comment: So cute! I love it! :)
hykakashi rated for Postcard penpals on Oct 9, 2012
Comment: Received a total of two postcards you sent me, thank you very much, I really like to Very sorry for the late registration
NorthernNeedles rated for Postcard penpals on Sep 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great card. A reply is in the mail today. Emily :)
Lassie319 rated for Envelope of Origami Goodness on Aug 1, 2012
Comment: I'm fairly new to origami so each figure you sent was delightful. I especially like the one whose wings moved. Thank you for the pretty selection of papers.
Response: Glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart! There is an origami convention in Columbus, OH this month, with special workshops for beginners. Let me know if you're interested. I have the info and look forward to attending!
gayleb rated for love magnets #1 on Jun 24, 2012
Comment: Thank you, thank you for your parcel especially the time you took to resend it to me as it was returned to you - your parcel was very special and it made my day xx Gayle
CreativeRinds rated for Try Origami - Edited on Jun 23, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the origami creatures, I loved them all ;) but I would have to say the rabbit was my favorite and the card was very fitting too.
Comment: Thank you! Love the soap and thanks for the cute little saint charms!
jen231989 rated for Regional Recipe Postcard Swap on Jun 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks for both of the recipe postcards =D
Banshee rated for Quick Souvenir Fridge Magnet Swap on Jun 3, 2012
Comment: thanks =)
Nekozet rated for Museum Day PCs swap on Jun 2, 2012
Comment: What a beautiful night shot of the St. Louis Art Museum! There's nothing quite like a great museum, is there! Glad you have such easy access to great ones! Thanks for the great PC!
Eeyorerocks80 rated for Thrifting for....a bird on May 27, 2012
Comment: Love my 2 bird items, I think the blue one might be something for a plant? IDK, Im gonna stick it in a pot outside! :)
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart! It almost makes up for all the money I spent while wandering through half a dozen thrift shops, looking for birds and buying all kinds of stuff. Yes, the blue one is a plant waterer!
michst74 rated for Large Letter Design Post Cards on May 24, 2012
Comment: Love the large letter postcard from St. Augustine... or should I say large numeral postcard. That is a new one for my collection... my FIRST large numeral postcard! Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad to know you're happy with the card. It's the only one I've seen with numbers. Thanks for the heart!
armadillogal rated for Large Letter Design Post Cards on May 23, 2012
Comment: I love this card. I have been to St. Augustine but it was a long time ago..thx!
Response: Glad you like it! I've found that St. A doesn't change much. Thanks for the heart!
pinksuperman rated for State Map Postcard on May 19, 2012
Comment: both cards are great. I am not sure if you sent two exactly but I love them both! Thanks.
Response: It's hard tuck something extra into a postcard, so sometimes I just like to send an additional postcard. Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!

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HeidiJean on Jul 3, 2012:

Thank you for the Tea Is Love WTA goodies- I've never seen a tea drip catcher

Cosima on May 8, 2012:

Thanks for your understanding actions. That deserves a star :-)

greenteaandcupcakes on Mar 14, 2012:

Thanks so much for organising the green Tea- Tasting Party I absolutely loved this swap!

BelleSouth on Dec 16, 2009:

Thank you for the lovely angeled ATC for the It's About Time swap! That was the first ATC swap I had done on Swap-bot and it was disappointing that it was also the first one I had been flaked on. Thanks for doing this for me!

Merry Christmas!


MissiveMaven on Oct 29, 2009:

GREAT idea on the anachronism mail art swap! I'm giving you a star for that for sure - and thanks for assigning partners promptly, too.

nephicarrera on Oct 6, 2009:

Wow, Thanks for your envelope. I really love the Kokeshi stamp of the little girl. Very spectacular. Peace! Nephi

atinagrace on Sep 18, 2009:

Hi Dawn, I would love to get some more of the monster pc's..Could I aend you some $$ for a few? My son in law would absolutely have a heart attack if he saw that I had one of those, and he didn't..Pleae let me know anita

MrsAnnaSue on May 8, 2009:

Welcome to the group!


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