Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2017 11:04 pm


Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: January 23, 2017
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
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updated Jan 2017


My name is Jacki and happy to swap with you! Here are a few things about me:

  • live in Michigan
  • work in education
  • lifelong learner
  • love autumn and Thanksgiving – favorite time of year
  • reader, especially mysteries
  • introvert – need some time spent in silence every day for my sanity
  • value diversity, tolerance, equality, and justice for all
  • love animals and those who love them


I enjoy making decorated envies and putting together little packages and RAKs. I’m not super crafty, but will try paper crafts now and then. I do love to sew/quilt and make things like pillowcases, place mats, table runners, quilts, bags - no clothing.

If you are interested in a private swap for handmade items, message me anytime. Would love to sew something for you for something you make in your craft of choice.


  • Leafy things - anything in leaf theme or made from leaves, all colors not just autumn leaves. I don't care for realistic images/photos of leaves.

  • A sample of your handmade art/craft -- anything knit, crochet, embroidery, tatting, sewing, quilting, paint, watercolor, drawing, zentangle, felt, pottery, clay, beaded, wood, glass, etc.

  • Tea (sealed). Black is my favorite but I also drink green, matcha, and spiced. My current daily go-to is Numi English Breakfast Blend and in fact really love most breakfast blends. Do not care for herbal or rooibos. Looking for Qualitea Earl Grey (Sri Lanka) and Keisarin Morsian (Finland).

  • Small sweet treats (I know it's good for you but the only dark chocolate I enjoy is hot cocoa)

  • Letter from you with no obligation to write back - write about what you love or what interests you, no topic off-limits (even politics/religion)

  • Locally made or unique items

  • Bookmarks

  • Mail art – especially with interesting textures

  • Bags in all shapes and sizes - tote bags, small bags, pouches, etc. Not a fan of bags with store names/logos on them. Love handmade!

  • Lidded boxes and containers in all sizes or materials except plastic

  • Soft ankle socks or fuzzy no-slip socks

  • Crocheted dish clothes

  • Die cuts (I have no device to make them myself)

  • Sewing notions that you use and recommend, including sewing machine needles (Schmetz size 90/14)

  • Fat quarters of premium quilt-shop quality 100% cotton fabric (no Joanne Fabrics, Walmart, or other discount fabrics - although Hobby Lobby is ok). See my Etsy fabric list for ideas of my style.

  • Non-touristy items from anywhere outside of US - things with writing in language other than English - things from middle eastern countries especially welcome. No plastic souvenirs.

  • Candles or wax melts (fav scents: jasmine, lilac, cinnamon, sandlewood, clean, lemon)

  • Your recipes for tried-and-true organic, natural, homemade cleaning products or beauty products - stuff you know works

  • Surprises

Dislikes include items that are baby, childish, Disney, fantasy, mythical, celebrities, fandom, fashion, sports, memo sheets, dollar store items, touristy items, cheap beauty products, random scraps of paper. I do not collect post cards, ATCs, used postage, etc. I am religion-friendly but I'm not Christian and do not use things that are Christmas, Easter, religious iconography including angels, goddesses, pagan, tarot cards, etc. Please do not send traveling items like friendship books, slams, etc – I have no clue.


Most swappers are good people and here for the right reasons. I will not look for reasons to down-rate you and I can be very understanding when things do not go as planned. I presume positive intent and give the benefit of doubt whenever possible. If you mess up on a swap, message me - chances are it will be fine. If I mess up, I’ll do everything I can to fix it to your satisfaction.

"Be kinder than necessary." JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan



Babsmomof5 rated for Happy Happy Birthday! on Jan 21, 2017
Comment: Oh, Jacki, thank you so much for swapping with me! It was so cool to have actual gifts to open this year! I've sent you a pm too ;-) love, love, love it!
Response: So happy you like it! Such a fun swap - let's do it again next year. :)
tamtamlee rated for Six Week Snail Mail #14 on Nov 22, 2016
Response: Thanks for rating
bgailk rated for CQ USA THANKSGIVING CARD on Nov 15, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the card & absolutely LOVE the bookmark!
Response: Yay! You are very welcome!
Fabriqueen rated for 1 & 10 ... again... on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I will definitely use it all. Hugs, Diane
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you'll be able to use it all :)
ShireSeamstress rated for Thanksgiving Card~1 partner on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your card and note 😊 I agree - PA is beautiful in the fall 🍁🍂
Response: You're welcome!
lady41701 rated for Autumn Happy Mail on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: Such an amazing LARGE assortment. Every thing was great and I love love love the leaf window Die cuts!!!! Thank you ever so much for the great swap. :D
Response: You are so very welcome!
Comment: Thank you so very much for a great swap! The crystals were a delightful surprise. Again, THANK YOU!
Response: You are so welcome - so glad you liked it!
shinyserra rated for All About Me #12 on Nov 3, 2016
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I enjoyed reading you answers!
Response: Thanks much!
Missir rated for 1 & 10 ... again... on Nov 1, 2016
Comment: I feel like I should have a lot of addresses memorized! I'm trying really hard to remember people's real names, too.
Response: Haha, me too! :) <3
Ryleighsmom rated for Fall Note Card Swap USA on Oct 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Love the card you used!
Response: :)
Comment: Oh, Jacki, what an incredibly beautiful bag....I'm just stunned, seriously! And then after much, much admiring, I open it to find all the fantastic goodies inside...you really put so much love I to this, and you have no idea just how much I needed this at exactly this time. Thank you so very much for this wonderful gift! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Hooray!! I'm so happy that you like your treat bag! I had fun putting it together for you. Happy Halloween :)
emilynhr rated for Fall Note Card Swap USA on Oct 24, 2016
Comment: Happy Autumn!
Response: Thanks :)
Comment: I had actually never heard that oscar Wilde quote before, it's really lovely!
Response: I like it, too. Thanks for rating!! :)
soccer8s rated for Use it Up #2 - Post Cards on Oct 19, 2016
Comment: Love the flamingo card
Response: Thanks for rating!
circlebfarms10 rated for Fall Note Card Swap USA on Oct 18, 2016
Response: :)
Comment: Mission accomplished--> a big smile! Thank you for the die-cuts Jacki, I love them. Can't wait to use them! Best wishes! Groetjes Barbara
Response: I'm so glad that you like them! Thanks for the comments :)
shinyserra rated for Use it Up #2 - Post Cards on Oct 17, 2016
Comment: Thanks! Very cute postage sticker.
Response: You're so welcome!
Amyncognito rated for Use it Up #2 - Post Cards on Oct 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome!
Sharlie rated for Use it Up #2 - Post Cards on Oct 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
Mantia rated for Use it Up #2 - Post Cards on Oct 14, 2016
Comment: I love how you decorated the envie, gorgeous! Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome!

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tcornell on Jan 23, 2017:

Jacki, thank you so much for the thoughtful card that you sent to me, it really means so much! Hugs, Tracy

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jan 21, 2017:

Jacki - what a fun tree-ful package you sent for AWG!! Beautiful card and punches. Love the little tiny trees stamp! And I'll have fun playing with these trinkets and the pretty fabric!!! Thank you so much for thinking of me and bringing some sunshine to this rainy day! ☀️😊🌳

supersquirrel on Jan 7, 2017:

Hi Jacki - guess what showed up today? The RAK journal cards! I love them - thank you very much!! By the looks of it, they just may have traveled the world. The envelope had a few rips and is pretty worn - kinda cool looking. I think a few may have fallen out but I got plenty and I just love them. Thanks again!!

Lonestarchild on Dec 28, 2016:

Swoon mail! Love the oversize handmade envies -- so great!! I never have enough of this size so super excited!!! And such funny DC comic PCs -- I've never seen these. LOL Thanks so much for lovely happy mail! Pen Pal Supply Tag

Purplmyst on Dec 2, 2016:

Thank you so much for the Christmasy table runner! It arrived just when I started getting all the holiday decorations out. It fits perfectly on the table in my front room and it helped me decide on the decoration theme there. Merry Christmas to you!

Ravenlily on Dec 1, 2016:

Forgot to mention that I loved the envie you sent them in too! :)

Ravenlily on Dec 1, 2016:

Thank you so much for the RAK journal cards! :)

homeandheart on Dec 1, 2016:

Thank you so very much for the cute journal cards! It was very thoughtful and much appreciated! ❄⛄❄⛄❄⛄❄⛄❄⛄❄⛄❄⛄❄⛄❄⛄

anrtist on Nov 30, 2016:

THANK YOU for the nice PF RAK of Journal Cards!!!
& Blessings, cc

sweetpea22 on Nov 30, 2016:

Thank you so much for the envelope of journal cards RAK!!!! They're Great! ;o))

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