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heatherknits

heatherknits
Date Joined: July 10, 2017
Last Online: October 19, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE FOR OCTOBER: If you read my previous message re: travel, ignore! It was canceled!

I am a well-traveled professional in international health and I love to knit. You will never catch me without at least an emergency sock knitting project in my purse, and usually a shawl in my computer bag. I am from the northeastern US and have lived in the west as well as the south. This swapping experiment is probably an excuse for me to further indulge my love of paper, stamps, stickers, postcards, and possibly to discover new loves (washi???).

Favorite Crafts

Knitting - I knit socks, scarves, shawls, and sweaters. I love most types of wool and most any colors, including un-dyed, and anything involving silk! I stay away from man-made fibers and usually don't knit with cotton, though occasionally with hemp. Knitting is my one true love!

Collage - I am out of the habit, but I did collage with wild abandon in my younger days, and have been recently inspired by @bluehairedmary showing me some of her ATCs.

Sewing - My ambitions run bigger than my ability to complete projects, but I have many small patchwork projects in mind, and may be able to use that inspiration for ATCs as well. I also occasionally sew garments I can actually wear.

Favorite Television

I don't own a TV anymore but I watch mainly through Amazon, and have been enjoying British period drama and mystery shows lately. Whenever I am with TV-owning friends, we seem to watch a lot of home improvement, which is a nice break! I am generally a fan of any well-presented drama and tend to binge-watch.

Coffee and tea!

I prefer coffee to tea, but I definitely expect to participate in tea swaps! I like fruity and herbal, am open to sampling black teas, like green tea less, and do not like Earl Grey. But I love Lady Grey!

Favorite Books

My book tastes lately have run to readable non-fiction, and I especially like explorations of science, culture, or religion (e.g., The Year of Living Biblically). I also like some historical fiction, some contemporary fiction, and some sci-fi/fantasy, though my exposure to those is not very broad, so I'd like to explore more! I have never read any Harry Potter book, but I plan to one day... Recent reads include Neil Gaiman, American Gods; Chang-Rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea; Erin Straub, The Vacationers; Annie Proulx: Barkskins. I unexpectedly enjoyed Outlander and subsequently read the entire series, and have watched a few of the TV episodes.

General Likes

Handmade envies

Patchwork

Washi with images (vs. geometrics or solid)

Collage

Knitting

Fashion, sewing, patterns

Bright colors, jewel tones

Ocean themes

Travel themes

Camping and woods

Watercolor look

Pen and ink drawings

Vintage travel posters

Hawaii

Southwest (light on the kokopelli tho)

Art deco

Atomic era / mid-century

Woodblock / lino cut prints

African print and textiles

Vlisco

Farmers market and home ec (e.g., mason jars)

Yarn (natural fiber) - prefer tonal, kettle-dyed, or solid to variegated; self-striping and speckled OK

Animals: turtles, sharks, cats, dragons, birds

Japanese paper (origami, stationery, PCs)

Cool stamps, used or new

General Dislikes

Religious messaging

Kids stuff (Kawaii OK)

Teacher reward stickers

Glitter

Brown / tan / beige / khaki / taupe

Platitudes and planner-related text

Pastels exclusively

Holiday imagery

Ratings

Poohtat rated for Happy Little Notecards #51 on Oct 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your nice note and tea bag and leaf tag. You Thanksgiving dishes sound delish. I love picking fruit in the fall to bake with. We are lucky to have pear, plum, peach and apple trees in our mini orchard. We also grow kiwis!
hufflepuffle rated for Mega Washi Swap 7 on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the lovely samples! especially the kitty cat tapes! so cute!!! 😀
Robinarie rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: Happy Mail Day ~ Thank you!
sophiaso rated for Quick Swap #24 - Window on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
patricia8288 rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: I love the sweet and cute swap. Thank you very much
BeaAndtheBigBlueSea rated for Mega Washi Swap 7 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: I loved all the wash you sent. So cute!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Tasia570 rated for Washi Tape Surprise on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice assortment of washi tape!!!
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the heart!
junemoon rated for Write a letter quick swap #9 on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for a personal and open letter, that's rare. Good luck with your work and may you realize your dream of moving to New England. You facility with languages is enviable and also your travel, although the travails are not something I envy.
Response: Thank you and thanks for the heart!
dorcii rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your comments :)
hocu rated for Random PC International #6 on Oct 16, 2017
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Lyndall rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Heather for the nice comments - I will take a look at your IG soon.
Response: Thanks for the heart :D
LouiseW rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Ty you for your visit and lovely comments ^^
Response: Thank you for the heart!
libertylithium rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your nice comments! :)
CariahCreates rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute goodies!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Marcie24 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #74 on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: I hope your feeling better.
Response: Thanks! It's been a weird week. Have a great weekend! Thanks for the ❤️
snickerdoodle21 rated for Chicken Pin Cushions on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: So cute Heather! Yes, we are chicken-pin cushion- empowered!
Response: Haha, more to come now that I know what I'm doing! Glad you like it, thanks for the ❤️
Zefaniya rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #73 on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing....I keep meaning to try Five guys!
supersquirrel rated for MAE - Autumn colors on Oct 3, 2017
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Comment: WONDERFUL envies!! I love the papers and I love the envelope style. Do you use an envelope maker or a template? Thank you !! (ps: great mailing envie too - I peeled all the Washi off)
Response: I'm glad you like them! I don't use a template, just fold and cut. That way I can tailor the dimensions a little bit. Plus it's kind of meditative!
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Comment: Thank you so much
Response: Thanks for the 5, I appreciate it.