Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2020 11:18 pm


Date Joined: December 29, 2009
Last Online: May 13, 2019
Birthday: August 8
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a self employed pet sitter and I have 2 kids, 3 cats and a 4 chickens.

Favorite Crafts

I like to crochet, and I also make small collages from magazines and catalogs, esp postcards.

Favorite Books

I like non fiction, but when I have the time I love science fiction and fantasy.

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Good Girls, The Twilight Zone,


Above all: Quaint, Frugal, and Handmade are better than fads and fashion. Also, I'm not a very "foo-fooy" or frilly person... I like utilitarian.

Colors: My favorite color is purple, but I'm also fond of blue and green. I'm not too keen on pink or anything fluorescent. I prefer "earth tones".

Collections: Owls, Chickens, Semi-Precious stones, music boxes, and elongated pennies!!

Spirituality: Unitarian Universalist symbols and principles.

Foods: I prefer recipes to food items. I also like tea. I'm not a big fan of NutraSweet, but we do use Splenda. Or if you have a coupon for a dessert item or for an ingredient, like chocolate chips, that would rock! Recipes using Oatmeal or beans from dried beans would be great too.

Wishlist: Milk jug rings: I crochet ornaments with them, and with all the powdered milk I use, we don't get a hold of them often.

Yarn: Even if you just have some left over scrap ball the size of a golf ball, I can make a scrunchie from it. I would also like anything cotton, or other natural fiber. That said, I'm not picky, any yard will be loved!

Elastic Hair bands: I make so many scrunchies, I can always use a pack of hair bands from the dollar store. Without the metal clasps, please. Thanks!

Swaping Philosophy

I believe that a swapper with a 4.6 or better is a swapper in good standing. We can't expect perfection all the time, and unexpected events can delay any of us. I will always rate better when there is communication with me, so please PM if you have a problem. I also pledge to rate every swap I receive and hope I will be rated as well. If someone is unhappy with what they receive or if it's lost in the mail I will try to replace it.

Swap Flakers and Rating Flakers

Did not rate me for the Brewery Box Postcard Swap


knitmom7 rated for shabby chic purse on Jul 2, 2010
Comment: Hope you are well! When I receive, I will change. Promise!!
Comment: How lucky that you have owls in your yard! Thanks for stopping at my blog =)
Comment: Thank you for visiting! Thank you for the lovely comment. :)
Comment: Thanks for the comment!!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, and for hosting this awesome swap! I love how you cut out different textures to make the different parts of the chalice, very cool.
oreon rated for Earth Day Celebration Package 2010 on Apr 13, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much! I <3 the borax. It can be really difficult to find around here, so thanks so much.
Response: Glad you found it useful! II don't think it's in that blue box anymore, they changed the packaging.
Stregatta rated for Ostara Handmade Postcard Swap on Mar 12, 2010
Comment: thank you for the beautiful postcard. I love it! Happy Ostara! )O(
Response: I'm glad you like it! Blessed Ostara!
threesweetpeas rated for Ostara traveling alter Edited on Mar 12, 2010
Comment: thanks for the fun swap! i will share some of the items with my children for ostara!!
Response: Enjoy!
Manurnakey rated for Crocheted Hair Scrunchie Swap on Feb 27, 2010
Comment: I love the hair scrunchies! They are gorgeous! Also thanks for the special gifts...LOVE the egg :)
Response: Glad you liked them! The egg is pretty easy to make...PM me if you want the pattern.
doniamae rated for DIY Valentine's Day Swap for Kids on Feb 20, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the package for Kate. She enjoyed the valentine and the crocheted heart in particular. It was really sweet of you to send so many extras. Thanks again!
Response: I had fun making the hearts, I just learned how to crochet this year. I made a bunch of them for Vincent's class at school! PM me if you want the pattern!
Jaelle rated for Imbolc Hand Made Postcard Swap on Feb 19, 2010
Comment: I love this postcard! Where did you find the statue pic? It's so cool and I really like the onion stickers, overall you did a great job! This is going in my Book!
Response: I get a catalog called "GaelSong" which is where I found the statue. The onions are tulip bulbs I cut from a flower catalog. I'm glad you like it! I also recommend "The Pyramid Collection" catalog for pagan themed collageing. ;)
panda1957 rated for Handmade Potholder Swap on Feb 10, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the lovely potholder.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for my first rating!
Kicki rated for DIY Valentine's Day Swap for Kids on Feb 9, 2010
Comment: A wonderful letter arrived today and made Elliot really, really happy :) Many thanks to Vincent and a special thanks for the lovely featherwhich he liked the most!
Response: I'm so glad he liked the feather! We love our hens!
tlescalante rated for Brewery Box PC #4 on Jan 28, 2010
Response: Thanks for rating me!

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thehappyhoneybee on Dec 2, 2010:

Hello! Just thought I'd tell you about a giveaway on my blog. :) Tell me what your favorite knitted gift you ever made or received was...and you could win a copy of a cool new knitting book! Leave your comment on this post. Cheers!

phillipsmartha25 on Feb 24, 2010:

Hey yeah I havent ever made them but they sound neat.

NorthernBorder on Feb 11, 2010:

Welcome to swapbot! I am a frugal home-grown food person, too. You seem to know exactly what you are doing here, so I hope you have lots of fun. Best regards.

nichia on Feb 8, 2010:

I'm so glad you're able to make something cute out of the yarn! I hope they're warm (and I heard about that big snowstorm you're having...brrr!)

Jaelle on Jan 23, 2010:

Um, are we sending these naked or in envelopes? I'd prefer to send mine in an envelope but I can do naked.... marker+water = not so hot goods to be getting. Also, if I send it in an envelope, I can stick in some extra goodies.... which I appear to be wanting to do.

pickleme on Jan 15, 2010:

Welcome to swap-bot! I am a very practical person myself. I was intrigued by your idea of a seed swap. I have been unable recently, but have grown heirloom veggies, mostly tomatoes in the past. Gardenweb.com used to have an active seed swap specific to heirlooms. You may want to check it out. BTW what is your profile on PBS? Happy Swapping! Joan

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