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Date Joined: December 18, 2008
Last Online: May 5, 2015
Birthday: December 30
Country: Canada
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About Me

I'm a nearly fifty mother of two with brownish /grey hair and freckles - everything else changes without notice! I live with my boyfriend and a huge stash of yarn. I have two pussy cats, Rascal and Shadow.

I really like green (I know I have more green clothes than anyone else I know lol ), I love mythological creatures but dragons are my favorite - I do have a soft spot for unicorns though. I've become fascinated with dragonflys - they are just so pretty.

I live in Oshawa, a fairly small city in Ontario Canada.

I have been taking a long break from swapping as I was trying to break into the Etsy selling world. It went ...okay but I really miss the joy of swapping so back I come :)


Favorite Music

I enjoy most kinds of music but I'm not a fan of either rap or country and western. Thrash metal (aka screaming) isn't to my taste either. I'm partial to what is now referred to as "oldies" - music from the 70's and 80's.

Favorite Books

I like Mercedes Lackey, Stephen King, Kathy Reichs, Jane Austen. I'll pretty much read anything other than Harlequins up to and including cereal boxes lol.

Favorite Movies

I'm gonna sound like a huge geek but I love the musicals - My Fair Lady, The King and I . Not a big fan of either horror or actions movies.

Favorite Television

I like a good procedural - CSI, Cold Case, Forensic Files and I love documentaries.

Favorite Crafts

I sew, knit (not very well as I'm teaching myself but I'm getting better lol), I've also taken up origami and I'm really enjoying that - it's amazing how much origami paper I've been using lol. I have a brand spankin new embroidery/sewing machine and I'm still learning how to use it. Crocheting has become a fav - I've been crocheting SackBoy dolls and trying to figure out if there is a market for selling them.


I've been trying out different paper crafts but I'm still not convinced about the scrapbooking thing (lol) and Postcrossing - I've been postcrossing for over a year now and the sheer joy of getting something in the mail that WASN'T a bill was what brought me here LOL.


  • swapcards and notecards for putting in swaps

    • dragons - anything dragon - really I like them all

    • Japanese stuff - what can I say - I love the kawaii.

    • Egypt/egyptian things are always welcome

    • yarn - any kind, any colour - I'll use it for something!

    • souvenirs from your country - keyrings, magnets even postcards - I love getting things from far away

    • I've been "upgrading" my charm bracelet so I'm looking for charms from different places

    • I received a really really cool tea that I loved it was cha Mate or Yerba Mate from South America and I would truly enjoy getting more of that

    • sour candy - I really love the Altoid Sours but no one seems to know where to get them :(


  • dragons

    • flavoured teas

    • silver (it's shiny lol)

    • green is my favorite colour but I like blue and purple as well - I'm more fond of the deeper shades than the neon LOL

    • lime and lemon are my most loved flavours

    • interesting fabrics - they don't need to be quilt shop quality - I'm not a fabric snob

    • cool beads

    • socks - colourful funky socks


  • flowery perfume - really bad on me - I have some kind of oddly acidic skin that not only turns silver black, it also makes a flower perfume smell like I've been having a good roll in a dumpster

  • religious stuff - I have no problem with other people's religions but please don't share - I don't try to get you to convert to worshiping the Invisible Pink Unicorn (Blessed be her Holy Hooves) so please give me the same courtesy.

Flaked and Angeled

Big thanks to @bluewhale who angeled the Souvenir Scavenger Hunt when I was flaked on by @carys - You are awesome bluewhale!

Thanks go out to @MrsAnnaSue who angeled the Bada Bing Cherry Recipe Swap when I was flaked on by @menu4ever75 Thank you sooo much!

Thanks to @Toupti for angelling the New Ink Pen Swap when I was flaked on by @canadamamma You rock! Merci!


Comment: Got it....Thanks:)
Comment: Thanks neighbour! Got it safe and sound.
Comment: Wow, this is a hard one to send on, it's gorgeous.
Response: I know right?? I'm just glad it got there! :)
SFreer rated for The Canadian Traveling Postcard Swap on Feb 12, 2015
Comment: It arrived Leslie :-) I will send it out next round.
Response: Wow - I'm sorry that it too so long to get there!
Toupti rated for KCST: Notecard plus tea #1 in 2015 on Jan 31, 2015
Comment: WOW... congrats on the weight loss. I can seem to loose any weight lately and I'm getting discouraged. Thanks so much for the teas, I will try them for sure.
Kathy821 rated for KCST: Anonymous Tea Trade #8 on Oct 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you very much for all the tea. You are very kind and the choices are perfect!
TheBlackCat rated for KCST: Anonymous Tea Trade #8 on Sep 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea! I can't wait to try the chocolate chai one =)
Response: So pleased that you like the teas - the chai one is an interesting combination - I like it though lol. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy Swapping!
andysanhue rated for From Canada to Chile and Back on Sep 3, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love the everything! The magnets, the kawaii sheets, the holders are so beautiful!!! And the tangerine hand cream it's delicious. Thank for you card and the millions of little brilliant papers. If I could give you a million of hearts, I'll do
Response: I'm so glad that it finally got there! I'm happy that you liked everything - I was a little worried that you might not like the holders. If you ever wanna swap again, just let me know and we can work out details. :)
Kathy821 rated for Tea! -Three per country- on Jul 23, 2014
Comment: Wow, thank you very much for so many great teas. A lot that I haven't tried and definitely want to! You are do generous! Many hearts to you.
Response: I'm so pleased that you like them! I hope you enjoy them all - thank you for the rating and the heart!
heartcore1985 rated for Tea! -Three per country- on Jul 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for all the nice teas Leslie :) I already tasted some and my favorites are the night blend and the pukka one! Kind greetings, Aline
Response: So pleased that you like them! Thank you for the rating and the heart
Comment: Oddly enough, your swap arrived today! It apparently had a rough go of it because it was a bit mangled and stamped with "Damaged in Handling. Our Apologies." BUT, the two lovely tea packets inside are not damaged and I will thoroughly enjoy these! (Blueberry is one of my all-time favorites. :-) Thank you very much!
Response: Only two? There were a few extra in there - seems as though some were lost in transit darnit. I hope that you will enjoy the ones that did make it. And of course the tea would arrive just after I sent an anxious email lol Thank you for the rating and the heart!
efjellro rated for KCST: Anonymous Tea Trade #7 on Jul 13, 2014
Comment: Thanx for the teas, and the extra tea bag. One of them was from one of my favourite brands (Nordqvist), therefore the heart :) I usually don't give many hearts in this kind of swap, as you're supposed to pack before partners are assigned.
Response: Totally a happy coincidence! :) The teas were indeed packed well before assign day lol. I'm glad that you liked them! Thank you for the the rating and the heart.
LahDeeDah rated for KCST: Taste the Rainbow - BLUE on Jul 8, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the nice assortment of "blue" teas! That camomile packet is really pretty, isn't it? I'm sure it will be delicious, too. :-) Happy swapping!
Response: I hope you enjoy them! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
elvenfire rated for KCST: Anonymous Tea Trade #7 on Jul 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy the tea. I'm so happy that it got there so fast! Thank you for the rating.
LahDeeDah rated for KCST: Taste the Rainbow - GREEN on Jun 26, 2014
Comment: Here's the scoop: (1) I'm super happy you're back to swapping because (2) you're obviously quite good at it, and (3) I'm a lucky duck to have been your partner for this swap because (4) you knocked it out of the ballpark! This is so generous! It's ALL awesome, but I'm especially jazzed about the Lover's Blossom. I have a new clear teapot that's been waiting to strut its stuff with this very thing! A million thanks and a bazillion hearts to you! Welcome back :-)
Response: well thank you very much - I'm so blushing :) Arent' those blossom ones awesome?? My daughter bought me a clear teapot and a bunch of those and they are so darned pretty. AND you can use them for three seperate steepings although I will admit the third one is very weak. It does stretch them out though cuz some of those things are crazy expensive!
Comment: Thanks for a fantastic swap. I love the pig you sewed and I can't wait to try all the chocolates! I just loved everything! Thank you!
Response: I'm so pleased you like it! I hope the chocolate didn't get too too melty - I tried to make sure it wouldn't get all over everything else if it did melt.
Comment: I got it this morning dear. I love it. She won't be getting it till Christmas but she is going to love it. So did everyone in the house. Other than the baby. lol
Response: Holy smokes that was fast!! I'm so happy that creepy Joker is a hit - I hope the daughter likes him too. Not surprised the baby didn't like him much - I thought he was way creepy too lol.
paperbutterflywings rated for 100,000! on Nov 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the Swap Bot merch.
Response: glad that you received them.
Comment: YAY! What a FUN swap! I especially LOVE the cat! Thank you!
Response: This is such a fun series of swaps - I'm happy that you like the pointy kitty. I hope you didn't already have the coins I sent! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
heather76 rated for Trip Across Canada on Jun 6, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the very full and detailed package! Despite living relatively close by, I've never been to Oshawa, so everything in your package was new to me.
Response: So glad that it wasn't all familiar to you lol. Thank you for the rating and the heart.

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lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


LahDeeDah on Jun 26, 2014:

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on the "green" swap you sent to me. It's truly one of the best I've received since I've been here.

mimmeli on Feb 14, 2013:

happy v-day

Toupti on Aug 5, 2011:

I just want to say a big

for the personnalized bag. It's so cute (it even fits my uniform colors). It will be great to carry little project around.

TerryF on Jul 16, 2011:

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy for they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -- Marcel Proust

…for a wonderful time at yesterday’s meet-up, and for the cute crocheted butterfly and blue mini-tote bag. It was fun to finally meet!

Hugs, Terry

TerryF on Aug 30, 2009:

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your best friend, Royalblend. She was a lovely lady. Hugs, Terry

princessotako on Aug 13, 2009:

in a world of wonderful swappers you are the BEST! thank you for being my angel for the sock monkey swap. super sock monkey is wonderful on so many levels (his cute little arms, the mask and cape). i love him! i would gush more about how wonderful you are, but it could be embarrassing. Ü ali

HelenJoy on Jul 16, 2009:

Hi Leslie, thank you so much for the amazing sock monkey you sent me! I haven't owned one till now, he is absolutely adorable and I love him so much!!! Only problem is, my son ran off with him, my daughter wants one (17), and i need to find more sox and a pattern to start making them!! Thanks again, many hugs to you! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHelen

Vblarney on Apr 17, 2009:

image for the cards for my grandma and I and the cute Chococat charm! It's my first kawaii charm! :D

thatzghetto on Feb 18, 2009:

How awesome are you?!!! I can't tell you how surprised and happy I was to come home from the hospital and recieve your package. The candy is delicious and I was so delighted to be able to take the booties back up to the babies when I went today. Thanks a million!

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