Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2017 12:34 am


Date Joined: August 20, 2011
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: October 7
Country: Canada
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The ones on my account belong to two people who are not currently on swap-bot nor have they been for 7 years.

The 3's are from swaps I've made up and a few that are from an old account I recently integrated into this one, they are also 7 years old.

If you check my ratings you will find a 5 from someone who had given me a one from seven years ago. I am really proud of that, it means I did a great job even if it was late.

About Me

I am a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a god parent and a cousin. I live in Ontario in a small city and have lived here off and on for 38 years.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Dysthmia.

The dysthmia I knew about for a long time; depression, especially one that never goes away completely even after 40 odd years is pretty obvious to even the dumbest bunny.

The fibro was unexpected I just figured the pain was part of being over 50 and obese.


The two of them together mean I have my good days and my bad ones. So please, please check with me before you rate me down as I do not do my best work on my bad days and will gladly redo something if it isn't pleasing to you.

Talk to Me

I also rate the day I receive a swap, so if you check and you haven't been rated, then I haven't seen it yet.

There has been issues in 2017 of mail taking an incredibly long time to reach its destination mostly between Canada and the USA but a couple of times to overseas destinations as well. I always allow 8 weeks for something to arrive. If it hasn't contact me.

I am looking forward to swapping with you!

Favourite Entertainment

Favourite Music

1950's to present with a strong preference for " Meatloaf", "Simon & Garfunkel", "AC DC" and similar music.

80's dance music to get me moving and Dan Gibsons Solitudes to help me relax.

Favourite Reading

Cozy Mysteries are #1 expecially when the hero is a heroine.

Fantasy particularly paranormal mysteries and adventures

I'll read most any fiction as long as it has something of the unusual in it.

Favourite Movies

Anything done by Tim Burton and if Johnny Depp is in it that only makes it better.

The Guardians of the Galaxy is a new favourite, the characters are so strange.

That actually sums things up nicely, if it is strange or animated chances are I will have seen it or plan to see it as soon as I can.

Favourite TV

I am a Netflix member and I love most of their series. I also like things like Supernatural and Walking Dead.

Favorite Crafts

I have tried many crafts through the years but the three I keep coming back to are Artist Trading Cards, Miniatures (dioramas not room boxes), and Doll making in many forms.

I have a set of altered fashion dolls which represent the seasons and another set that represents the elements. I am about half way finished with them

I have a pumpkin diorama that is awaiting the right tenants and am working on a fairy garden with my landladies day care kids.

On here I participate in about 10 ATC swaps a month and would do more but can't afford it.

Other WIPs I have are a textural weaving, two blankets, one sewn & one knitted plus several unfinished art journals.

My Likes

A is for ATC's, Autumn, Angel

B is for Black, Blue, Blue Jay, Books, Being Canadian

C is for Cats, Crone, Castles, Curiosity, China, Cardinal, Christmas

D is for Dogs (Shepherds & Beagles), Doves, Dragons, Deconstructing envelopes for reuse

E is for Early Evening, Exploring, Elves, Easy crafts

F is for Forests, Fountains, Fables, Fairy Tales, Flip Books, Fairies, Fantasy, Fox

G is for Green, Grayish Purple, Grass, Gardens, Glitter

H is for Halloween, Hello Kitty, Home made, Hand-made love

I is for Icicles, Ice Cream, Icy blue, ice covered trees

J is for Jelly beans, Images of Justice ( goddess), Images of Joy

K is for Kittens, Kindness, Kindred

L is for Lamps (kerosene), Libra, Leaves, Long Letters, Lilacs, Leopards, Laughter

M is for Made For TV Movies, Monsters, Maiden, Moon & Stars, Mother Earth, Mermaids, Mother Earth

N is for Notions, Note paper, Nativities

O is for Ocean

P is for Purple, Puns, Pocket Letters, Panthers

Q is for Quotations, Quilting

R is for Red, Reading, Roses

S is for Spiders, Science Fiction, Sun, Santa

T is for Tweety, Tigers, Tuxedo Cats, Tiger Lilies

U is for Unicorns

V is for Violets

W is for Wonder & Awe, Wolf, Wild Places

X is for

Y is for Yellow

Z is for


Comment: Thank you, great jou learn all this new skills
Candyn29 rated for September Senders choice on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute card
Johkup rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - coffee or tea on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for this great pocket letter :)
Frannie rated for FB Swap #2 on Nov 8, 2017
Annu rated for 10 FBs October 2017 on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your country, I love it!
capeygirl rated for LB Swap #2 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the label bags.
Comment: I apologize for the late rating. I thought I rated already! In any case, I enjoyed the werewolf! I always think of An American Werewolf in London. I had fun watching that movie when I was younger!
EmJayBe rated for Snailmail Flip-book Swap #2 - Mini on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Squirrels!!! So cute; thank you for the darling little flipbook full of wonderful squirrelness (that's a word, right?!). I loved your letter; so nice to read more about you. I really enjoy the chance to connect with others here on swap-bot. Hope you're enjoying Autumn; it's my favorite time of year, too!
raven rated for 7# color combo on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing your work with me and adding an amazing card to my collection
Comment: I love all the Xs. Thank you :)
Judy84 rated for PaRty BaG MiXer of 3 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you :-)
Comment: Cherylann, a thousand hearts for sharing all your beautiful ephemera! I love it! Thank you so much! x
airpigeon rated for Fairytale Mail Art #2 on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: thankyou for the lovely camelot piece!!! greetings in Ontario! it always brightens my day to see mail from canada. thank you for the kawaii/princess stickers! i squeaked when i saw them ❤️
Beckstar rated for AFBSI: 50 Labelbags in September on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Great! Thankyou
Beckstar rated for More postcard bags on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Great, thankyou
art3osb rated for Reading Challenge 2017-October on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the review and for following through with this swap. I don't blame you for not finishing the book. At least you gave it a try. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to choose a political book. Politics is boring. Lol. If you'd like my review when I'm done let me know and I can send it to you after I send to my partner.
Cariboocarol rated for WIYM: Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all of the wonderful scavenger items! I can tell you put a lot of thought and work into these challenges and I really appreciate each one. I loved the fall guide, apple bird feeder recipe and your painting the most though! Well done!❤️❤️
aspens rated for Penpals for Deep Conversation INTL #1 on Oct 20, 2017
delonewolf rated for Halloween atc Swap on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9921 1525 25 26
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1140 2265 5 2
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
382 166 394 198
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Rosina176 on Oct 7, 2017:

Happy Birthday. I received your letter today. I will write back soon! Have a wonderful birthday.

isabellasnow on Oct 1, 2017:


Wildchild on Sep 9, 2017:

Sally oh great penpal of mine, I can't find your mailing address anywhere. You've been to Santorini earlier this year! I have a letter ready to go please contact me if you see this!

rngstgstll on Jun 16, 2017:


Welcome to ZMACS!

Wildchild on May 27, 2017:

my lilac

I miss my lilac but it is happy where it is!

VaGrammy66 on Apr 22, 2017:

So sorry these are late. Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Group APDG Happy Easter

Wildchild on Apr 20, 2017:

Butterfly Deco; Butterflies from our Country Grizzles Skipper

With its characteristic chequered black-and-white pattern this butterfly is quite distinctive although old, faded individuals can be mistaken for the dingy skipper or the burnet companion moth.

There are three North American subspecies, and others, including the nominate subspecies, in the Old World. Subspecies wyandot (W.H. Edwards) flies in the northeastern U.S., but apparently does not reach Canada (some workers now treat wyandot as a distinct species). Subspecies freija, described from Labrador, is found in most of the Canadian range from Labrador to Yukon, and subspecies loki flies in the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to British Columbia.


This middle-sized (wingspan: 53 to 81 mm) butterfly is a mimic of the larger Monarch (Danaus plexippus). The upperside is dark orange, with bold black lines on the veins on both wings. There is a row of white spots in the wide black wing borders and in a black line that cuts diagonally across the forewing tip. There is also a postmedian black line that runs across the veins on the hindwing. The underside is similar, but paler.

The Viceroy is widespread in Canada. It is resident from Nova Scotia to Quebec and Ontario, north to James Bay, and in the Prairie Provinces to the northern borders. There are records from Fort Smith and Hay River in the Northwest Territories. It was formerly resident in the southern interior of British Columbia, but was last recorded there at Lillooet in 1930 (Guppy et al., 1994).

Sleepy Orange

The deep orange wing colour with the broad black border on the hindwing makes this medium-sized (wingspan: 30 to 48 mm) species very distinct. The underside is yellow with dark brown markings.

Range: Because this is only a rare stray in Canada, records for this common southern U.S. species are few and scattered. Based on a specimen in the Canadian National Collection in Ottawa, it has been reported by many authors as having been found once at Point Pelee and at Ottawa, in 1882. However, this was based on misinterpretations of early collection labels. There are only four valid Canadian records, three from southwestern Ontario one from Quetico Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 18, 2017:

Update to your comment on the 3 rating UPDATE I will change my rating to a 5 when received. No problem

leonarasnick58 on Apr 18, 2017:

EF Butterfly Profile Deco

My apologies the swallowtail butterfly is being very hateful and not wanting to be shared :-(

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leonarasnick58 on Apr 18, 2017:

EF Butterfly Profile Deco

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