Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2019 6:22 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2015
Last Online: November 15, 2019
Birthday: February 17, 1979
Country: United States
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November 12 2019 - Happy Autumn!!! This is my favorite season of the year! It's just started getting cold here in NC and I am enjoying it. I'm definitely a winter girl! I've got my flannel pajama pants and my cute fox slippers on active duty and I'm looking through all my soup and homemade bread recipes. Loving it.

Things that are happening right now:

  • My sis just joined Swap-bot! @SunnyFlowers
  • Finishing a yellow knitted blanket
  • Learning Spanish
  • trying to find the last 2 shrines in Breath of the Wild
  • book: ...Borrowed Crime by Laurie Cass
  • trying to be a bullet journaler!

If ever something I send doesn't get to you, please let me know so I have a chance to correct it. As much as we rely on the postal service, they too make mistakes and lose things. I get it.(where are my keys again?)


About Me

My word for 2019: MOVE

My verse for 2019:
Psalm 25: 4-5
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in You.

Things I like to make sometimes:

Collage Postcards
Dotee dolls
Mug Rugs
Knit hats, scarves, socks, and sweaters
Crochet amigurumi toys
Me Time

Stuff About Me

I just turned 40 in February, which feels super weird to me.
I've been married for 16 years to Dave (engineer and private pilot) and we have no children.
I've been a born-again Christian since February 1982.
I'm an enneagram 5.
Moved around a lot growing up...lived in Washington, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Also a little bit in Germany when I was little (Army parents!). Right now I'm happily settled in the NC mountains.

I'm totally a cat person. These days I spend my cat time with three "formerly feral" kitties, who sleep in our garage at night and play outside during the day (except when they visit me in the studio ;)

I'm on Instagram... @ tigerlilyknotwise

As Far as Swaps...

I find myself joining less swaps these days. Mostly because I don't need "stuff". So I'm being a little more selective.

Here are some things I'm into at the moment:

  • deer (my personal mascot this year)
  • fun or pretty footie socks
  • handmade items
  • mug rugs
  • a good writing pen
  • your zine
  • something new to try!
  • Images/cutouts I could use for collage or ATC's

Colors: Purples tend to be my favorite. I also like greens and blues and earthy colors. I’ve really been into orange lately too.

Animals: Cats, deer, foxes, an elephant here and there...

Postcards: Preferences are art or animals, especially trees, cats, foxes, the moon, or anything off my alphabetty list below :)

I like my postcards stamped and written or drawn on. If you don't know what to write, send me a good quote, a short poem, or an interesting fact, or a verse that means something to you :)

That Alphabet Thing

  • A - Autumn
  • B - bullet journaling
  • C - cats, Celtic designs, crochet, collab art
  • D - deer, dragons
  • E - elves, elephants, Ecclesiastes, enneagram
  • F - foxes, fairies
  • G - gnomes, glow-in-the-dark, golden Oreos
  • H - Happy Thursdays
  • I - Irish culture and language, instagram
  • J - jigsaw puzzles, Jane Austen
  • K - knitting
  • L - lip gloss, Legend of Zelda
  • M - Monet's paintings, mail art, mini zines, muffin recipes, moon, museums
  • N -
  • O - oatmeal packets
  • P - Punch Studio cards, pens, POP Pilates, painting, purples
  • Q - quotes, quiet
  • R -
  • S - snails, socks, Squishmallows, Spanish,
  • T - The Princess Bride, Tolkien, thirty day challenges
  • U -
  • V -
  • W -
  • X -
  • Y - YouTube artists
  • Z - zines


Here are Joey & Silver (with the white spot on his forehead)...our 2 little half adopted feral kittens. No relation to Pippin ;)


On November 17, 2017 I had to say goodbye to my sweet Pippin. I miss this little face every day.


Things I Don't Prefer

  • vanilla scent
  • crudeness, rudeness and nudeness
  • Only known allergy is cucumber (I know, right?)
  • cheese crackers
  • raspberry...the fruit, the flavor and the scent
  • TEA

My Personal Counter

Currently I have made 169 paper cranes!


scrappermama rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #6 on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Love it & that magic stamp is perfect! Thank you for the great corner to my puzzle!! Happy holidays!!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous bats card, I love it! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween. :)
Comment: Thank you for the sweet, cute card and the wonderful decorated envelope!
Comment: i love your card - so fun and unusual! thanks!
Kathy821 rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Acts on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and great verses from Acts.
Comment: I love the cute, behatted jack-o-lantern! Will have to find a way to get him in my "favorite things" gluebook (coming soon). Thanks for trading cards - Happy 'weenies! 🎃
Heynowokay rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #5 on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: I LOVE everything about this piece! Thank you so much for a beautiful cat theme. The bleeding tissue paper is so fun to use, glad to see it being used out there! :)
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH ~ Send Me Your Bulletin on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Scone Recipe- and the Church Bulletin. This must be a huge Church. Mine is a Small Rural Church and on a Really Good Sunday we might have 22-many of our members are over the age of 70, oldest just turned 91...They are the Prayer Warriors..
dobie256 rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I had my mail held over the holiday weekend. I love my swap package. Beautiful flower texture coin and hilarious (and appropriate) rowdy girl coin. Lol I also love the new county fair postage stamp and the awesome tiger-cat card. Thanks so much!! <3<3<3
Response: So glad you like them! Hadn't made any in a while... I love all the new stamps! Been having so much fun using them :)
luluvision rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #4 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I loved what you created for me! So pretty!! The mulberry papers added a nice touch! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it! I think that is my favorite one I've made so far :) This puzzle project is so much fun!
thevmatt rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks very much!
bigmamabird rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Apologies for not leaving a comment with my rating! I've been a little derailed by Life Stuff, plus I think I started one and it was deleted by me pressing a wrong key...Anyway, love your coins, and the cat card was so cute... Waterbury is the home of our favorite second hand emporium! Cheers, for neow, C
Response: Totally understand on the life stuff! Glad you like the coins! :)
Fabriqueen rated for SF ~ Butterfly ATC on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly ATC! I love it! Hugs, Diane
orneryswife rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #3 on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Aww! I love the little house! Thank you for making it for me!
Artistic rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer (July 2019) on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Rachael, for a wonderful month of readings, notes and activities!
Comment: Thanks so much for the card. It has arrived safely.
DragonflyDaisy rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #2 on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my happy mail! 😃 I absolutely love the puzzle piece you made for me and the background was super cool! I am really enjoying this puzzle monthly swap. Thanks for being a great swap partner.
Response: Yay! Glad you like it. I had fun making it too. I'm also enjoying the swap - can't wait for the finished result! Thanks for the heart. Have a beautiful day!
CurlyTea rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #1 on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Beautiful piece. Thank you
LadyJo rated for PW: Scripture Postcard on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc and great verse!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful postcard and for sing my favorite colors and stamps! We just saw a doe with 2 small fawns this am, so I am hopeful that the animals may come back. Nothing in the sea though, and the fishermen have caught nothing so far. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you liked it! Happy to hear you're seeing something...it's a start!

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hollycm6 on Nov 15, 2019:

Thanks for the non-wish chatty letter! :) Made me smile!!!!

bluerose3 on Nov 12, 2019:

Thank you for the embroidery kit from the RAK in the publice forums. Looks challenging :)

Disneydezi on Nov 9, 2019:

I just got my gingerbread house stamp RAK and wanted to say THANK YOU! I'm SO delighted and excited to use them!!! You were so sweet for sharing these <3

tcornell on Nov 3, 2019:


Can you believe it?!? It gets dark so early now!

bluehairedmary on Nov 2, 2019:

Thanks so much for the tiny stickers for my AWG October Wishlist! These will be perfect for postcards and letters! Thanks again!

HappyMom on Nov 1, 2019:


Wow Rachael - I'm thrilled for the October wishes! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

bigmamabird on Nov 1, 2019:

Thanks for the wicked cool skull ATC you made me for the OMAE MMH ATC tag!!! Love it very much...

CariahCreates on Oct 28, 2019:

Thank you for the stickers and envelope seals from my AWG wishlist

pkpeace on Oct 25, 2019:

Rachael!! Your card arrived today and brought a huge smile to my heart! I absolutely adore the tags and have the perfect sized journal for them! I cherish everything that you have ever created for me! Thanks for the vintage stamps too, I really enjoy having them on my outgoing mail! Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Patty xo

hollycm6 on Oct 20, 2019:

Thank you for the AWG wish, the red crocheted piece (knitted??) which I'm definitely using for Christmas, and the photo mounting squares!! :)

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