Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2017 1:04 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2017
Last Online: August 16, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

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.

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


Washi with images (vs. geometrics or solid)



Fashion, sewing, patterns

Bright colors, jewel tones

Ocean themes

Travel themes

Camping and woods

Watercolor look

Pen and ink drawings

Vintage travel posters


Southwest (light on the kokopelli tho)

Art deco

Atomic era / mid-century

Woodblock / lino cut prints

African print and textiles


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


Brown / tan / beige / khaki / taupe

Platitudes and planner-related text

Pastels exclusively


TexyDeb rated for B&W PCs week 31 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this postcard. The uniform makes me think it's from France.
carol rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Sounds intriguing... but long! I'd have to get the eBook version. I get annoyed having to hold big books anymore! haha!
Moeshell rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Aug 2017 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the chunk of cardboard and the added flair. Summer has been nice. I hope your's has as well.
indigo68 rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (August 2017) on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Love the cheeky chipmunk PC, thanks! :)
Psychopomp rated for WIYM: Handmade PC Swap -USA- on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Very cute!
LadyJo rated for Mystery Q&A - 50 on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: I enjoyed hearing your answers! Thanks for the extras! I love the Washi tape. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for all the great fabric!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful orange cloth! I'm new to this, so sorry (ha) but what is the tape on the cards? It is awesome! Thanks again! Beautiful work!
Response: I was new to this too about a month ago - it is washi tape, which you can use to decorate anything paper. It is the consistency of masking tape, but with different colors and patterns. Try googling it for some ideas!
angelasunshine3 rated for Bookish Quote 2 on Aug 14, 2017
Response: I'm glad it finally arrived!
peaceandlove rated for Happy Little Notecards #40 on Aug 13, 2017
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Sharlie rated for Envelope Flip Book *Free Themed on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: I CANNOT believe this was your first envelope flip book!!! This flip book is amazing! You clearly spent some time on it and there are so many pockets and flips! Thank you for an awesome swap!
Response: Thank you!! It was super fun - I wasn't sure about going 100% with the World Fair theme but it seemed to work out :)
stiffneck78 rated for 10 Note Cards Swap USA on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of note cards. Even the packaging in which you sent them was nice.
Response: I love having a reason to do fun stuff like that - thanks for the heart!
Comment: This was amazing - it just kept going on and on!! You put a lot of work in to this notecard and ATC(s) and I soooo appreciate it!!! You are also a very interesting person! Thanks a million (:
Response: Haha, thank my swap partner Lillian for the inspiration! It was really fun.
kathiann rated for QUICK ATC Swap #245 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC, thanks for passing it on to me. I tend to do flat collage type ATC's as well. Thank you for the extras!
Response: I love collage. Thanks for the heart!
Ladyebug rated for FREE/AD #31 SENDER'S CHOICE on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Love the yoga PC. A motivational boost! Thank you.
Ace330660 rated for Newbie and Seasoned Deco - Aug #1 on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the deco ! Will be decorating and passing on.
ainaignies rated for Where You Live (PC) - August 2017 on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you
brooklynbunch rated for My beautiful state (Naked) on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Cool lemurs! One of my co-workers had an office full of stuffed lemurs. Thanks. Susan (brooklynbunch)
annielou rated for Sewing-Themed ATC (USA) on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Such a fun, fascinating interesting beautiful ATC!! I just started sewing again after probably 35 years!! So the sewing theme was really attractive to me. Thank you so much for your attention to details!!
Response: Thanks, I'm new to ATCs so I appreciate the positive feedback! Thanks for the heart :)
PostcardAl rated for R is for ??? on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great card of the Grand Canyon. I've been, but never to the bottom. A tough hike! Best, al
Response: Me neither, maybe one day!

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GuchamusGirl on Aug 6, 2017:

Hi Heather!

10 Note Cards Swap Tracking #: 9400 1118 9956 4008 9765 62

Should arrive by Aug. 10th!

bluehairedmary on Jul 26, 2017:

Hey, H! Did you get my package?

ladydy5 on Jul 14, 2017:

You are new at this but I will be happy to have you join in. Make an Envelope group

bluehairedmary on Jul 11, 2017:

Profile looks good!

bluehairedmary on Jul 10, 2017:

Hey Heather!

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