Swap-bot Time: July 26, 2017 5:49 pm


Date Joined: August 24, 2011
Last Online: July 26, 2017
Birthday: March 29
Country: United States
My Website
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Whiskers in a Twisted Stitch - Etsy

About Me

Abigail: Mid 30's, Queer, Vegetarian, Wife, Mother, Knitter, Nature Lover, Runner, Avid Reader, Snail Mail Enthusiast

I really love just getting letters and postcards. any kind, mail art or not. and I LOVE making and receiving hand made postcards. I don't collect stamps, so don't feel you need to use your extra special stamps on your post to me. (unless you have the new US Solar Eclipse stamps, I would LOVE to get one of those)

I'm a Card carrying LWA member

Favorite Crafts

ohh, so many, I like to knit (especially socks, sweaters and lace shawls), crochet (especially doilies), embroider, cross stitch, spin, weave, tat, sew, quilt, and bind books (I like exposed spine bindings the best, and using recycled/upcycled materials). I also like coloring, drawing, Zentangle, ATCs, and painting with watercolors. I love washi tape and I also dabble in origami and am always on the lookout for interesting origami papers.

I used to teach knitting classes and really enjoyed it, I think if I had the time I would love to do that more often, it is always so fun to spread the knitting love and to watch somebody fall in love with a project or to see something 'click' for somebody who has been struggling.

I'm also a vegetarian cook, and I can count that as a craft right? I love looking up and trying new recipes.

Favorite Books

I like to read sci-fi and fantasy, urban fantasy, magical realism, and steampunk as well as the occasional 'supernatural' mystery and I love a good classic mystery a la Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie.

a short, random list of other favorite authors:
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Ursula Vernon/T. Kinfisher, Patricia C. Wrede, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, Anne McCaffrey, R.A. Heinlein, Spider Robinson, Madeline L'Engle, Jane Austen, Robin Hobb, Susan Cooper, Naomi Novik, China Miéville, Ursula K. LeGuin, Cherie Priest, Stephen King

as you can probably guess, I never have enough bookmarks.

Favorite Music

I will listen to pretty much anything as long as it isn't gangsta rap, death metal or country.

I especially like classical, Celtic (I'm learning to play the penny whistle), classic rock and 'oldies' (sadly some of the music I grew up with is already playing on the oldies stations, but I really mean stuff from the 40's, 50's, and 60's)

a random assortment of some of my favorite artists:
Billy Joel, Abney Park, Elton John, Bach, They Might be Giants, Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, Matchbox 20, Train, The Killers, Louis Armstrong, Queen, Panic! at the Disco, Bethoven, Vivaldi, Creature Feature, Emerald Rose, Lunasa, The High Kings, U2, The Dubliners, Enter the Haggis, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Areosmith, the Beatles, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Aaron Copland, The Doors, the Mammas & the Papas, Simon & Garfunkle, John Mellencamp, Eric Clapton, Bryan Adams, The Police, Sting, Journey, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jonathan Coulton, John Denver, The Chieftains, Gaia Consort/Bone Poet Orchestra, Van Morrison

Favorite TV, Movies & Etc.

I don't watch a lot of television, but I love Dr. Who and have started watching Brooklyn 99 and think it's awesome.

a small sampling of my favorite movies:
Real Genius, Clue, The Princess Bride, Airplane!, Labyrinth, Practical Magic, 5th Element, Princess Mononoke, Mirrormask, the Thin Man movies, and the original Star Wars trilogy.

Podcasts that I'm currently listening to/catching up on:
Welcome to Nightvale, The Hidden Almanac, Friendshipping, Open Letters.

Other Favorite Things

I am slightly obsessed with languages, my native language is English but I also speak Esperanto, know a little ASL and am learning Spanish. (Se vi parolas ĝin, bonvolu skribi vian karton aŭ leteron en Esperonto!). I am also teaching myself Gregg Shorthand.

I like to run (5k distance although i'm working my way up to a 10k), do Yoga, hike and go geocaching.

I am lost without my bullet journal/planner and like to keep an Artists/Nature journal, but don't get to draw in it nearly as much as I would like.

favorite animals include the mighty platypus, Basset Hounds, American Eskimos, Corgis, and cats (especially tortoiseshell and orange tabbies) - in fact, I have a beautiful Torbie cat named Esmerelda Weatherwax, and she is awesome.
other favorites: Ursids, mustelids, gastropods, cephalopods, leporids, most other canids, felids, and monotremes, marsupials, sheep, goats and camelids. also vultures, and owls.

I love the colors purple, blue, and teal, pastels and jewel tones are great, but muddy colors really turn me off. favorite patterns are paisley, houndstooth, knit lace and cables.

Some of my favorite flowers are:
Lilacs, violets, hyacinth, Christmas cactus, purple mums, irises, lavender, some orchids, daffodils, amaryllis, morning glory, geraniums, hellebore, sweet pea, cosmos, rhododendron, heliotrope, scabiosa, larkspur, purple loosestrife, vipers bugloss, wolfsbane, skullcap, vetch, purple aster, purple coneflower, catmint, butterfly bush, butterflyweed, thistle, phlox, lupine, dahlia, gerbera daisies, zinia

favorite scents include:
Lilac, jasmine, lavender, honeysuckle, wild rose, apple blossom, rose, wild clover, hyacinth, pink grapefruit, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, coconut, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, bergamot, sassafras, cedar, leather, old books, fresh cut grass, winter mint & spearmint (not peppermint).

current favorite teas:
Tetly British Blend Black, Bigelow Plantation Mint, Stash Chocolate Mint Oolong, Republic of Tea Cardamom Cinnamon, Earl Grey, Jasmine Green, Vanilla Red.
random dislikes/things I am apathetic about:

collage (I like looking at other peoples' work, but don't do it myself, please don't send your supplies to me)
scrap booking (ditto as above)
altered books
random vulgarity
most pop culture TV
Christianity (do not send me religious themed items (crosses, bible quotes, etc) they will not be appreciated)

Things I'd Like to Receive

it feels weird to write this section, but people really like doing little add ins and keep asking, so...

things I wouldn't mind receiving:

washi samples
origami papers
sticky notes
little notebooks

Favorite Things ABC's

A: American Eskimo Dogs, art journaling, ASL,
B: baking, Basset Hounds, bird watching, bookbinding, bookmarks, books, bunnies, butterflies (realistic, not cartoony),
C: cats, cards, Celtic music, classical art, cooking,
D: David Attenborough, dragons, Dr. Who,
E: Esperanto,
F: fantasy, food,
G: Geocaching, Gregg shorthand,
H: Homestuck, Hygge,
I: the 1000 Islands
J: journaling,
K: kids arts and crafts,
L: Lilacs,
M: music, mythical creatures,
N: nature hikes, nature journaling,
O: oaks/acorns, origami, owls,
P: painting, pegasi (pegasuses?), penny whistle, piano, platypi (platypusses?), postcards,
R: rag quilts, rainy days, reading,
S: science fiction and fantasy (but not hard sci fi), space, Spanish, stargazing, starscapes, steampunk, the St Lawrence River,
T: travel journaling,
U: unicorns, urban fantasy,
V: vegetarian, vultures,
W: washi tape, watercolor,
Y: you
Z: Zentangle, Zines,

Amazon Wishlists

my postcard / stationery wishlist: http://a.co/6LP6Yxw
my washi tape wishlist: http://a.co/c4rcIoh

I Promise to Rate

I promise to rate everything I get, if a reasonable amount of time has gone by and I have not rated you yet please send me a message and remind me. sometimes I sit down to rate but I get tackled by a crazy little boy, and the computer gets shut down, and things get forgotten.


rebeldaisy rated for Christmas in July - Cards #2 on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the bit of Christmas in July! You have pretty handwriting as well!
honeyblossom rated for Introduction Letter - USA on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your leter. I enjoyed reading it and will answer soon
mandigutterrose rated for P&M Blind postcard swap 4 on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Hello Abigail thank you for the cute postcard! I love pink so it works :)
kydestar rated for WIYM: CREATE A POSTCARD - July on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Hi Abigail, thanks for the lovely postcard. I definitely have a sweet-tooth.
ihni rated for Draw A Picture - Newbie Friendly on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcards you sent me! You really drew things that I like, that's for sure - I'm never gonna be able to send those postcards away! Also thank you for the letter, it was a good read. :)
armadillogal rated for WPS - Christmas in July PC Swap on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute card!
Comment: Thank you, I enjoyed your note. You are quite an artist, I like the tortoise and cactus.
Katiekay rated for SSUSA: Sender's Choice PC on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the super cute postcard. I also really like the stamps. That is so great that you like Geocaching to. I wish there was a Geocaching swap or a swap-bot group so we could swap trackable's and swag. Wouldn't that be cool? thank you
bluehairedmary rated for Happy July Notecard Swap on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Hope you have fun later this month! We just got back from our family vacay to Florida. What fun we had at the beach! Thanks!
noone7212 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #11 on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! Your Snoopy is much better than I could have done :-)
Comment: I'll write back to you soon :)
margaeli rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jul 2017 on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Loved the card!! You're so right --- it was a perfect package & size. Our weather's been pretty crazy hot too. Of course it is a desert!! Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard - what a pretty picture.
03Scarlett rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jul 2017 on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the "Chunk O Cardboard" and note, Abigail! I had to smile when I looked at the front of the card - I'm a vegetarian also and so the Tofurky seemed to be a perfect card to receive. lol
Kvwanderlost rated for Happy Notecard July #1 on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you Abigail! I love the Advice from a Glacier and the handmade envies :) Have fun at Water Safari!!
CHOWEFACE rated for P&M Blind postcard swap 3 on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: received your card today~ perfect for 'Christmas in July' theme :)
Comment: Thanks. I LOVE the watermelon stickers! Happy July 4th!
pattiairel rated for Send Anything: June -USA- on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: thanks for the nice selection. ALso thanks for reading my profile....♥
Comment: Thank you so much!! :)

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yvonne401 on Jun 18, 2017:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



RyeRye on Oct 21, 2012:

bean on Aug 5, 2012:

so glad you enjoyed the random package! I was irritated that the app messed up but happy to get the opportunity to surprise you, too! Happy Swapping <3 <3 <3

bunnykissd on Apr 9, 2012:

Awesome zine swap! I can't wait to do more!

SBlack on Jan 6, 2012:

Hello :-) I got you as a partner for a swap! and just had to leave a comment telling you I'm also obsessed with ASL I'm taking an online class right now and its wonderful!! If you ever feel like talking about anything to do with sign language feel free to message me :-)

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