Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2018 7:36 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: February 19, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

28 Jan 2018...

My computer had a cataclysmic crash, on friday the 26th. On top of that, my backup files have disappeared. Everything is gone: photos, postcards, files, my whole life. just gone.

I will be able to honor the swaps I've signed up for, even tho they won't be up to my usual standards. And I will continue hosting the TGIF series.

I am looking into data recovery services. I don't know how long that will take, and I don't know what the results will be. I do have a little bit of hope, but at the moment I am operating with zero knowledge. Updates as I get them.

Yay Vegan! Being vegan is the best and most important thing about me! I love being vegan!

I read books: science fiction, animal fiction, mainstream, and random non-fiction.

I keep a paper journal. And a blog. I make postcards. I take pictures with a digital camera. I enjoy art in many forms.

Favorite Crafts

Photography My focus is urban wildlife. I go for walks every weekend and take pictures of nature; I love trees, birds, flowers and any kinds of animals that I find, including bugs and pets. Photography is definitely my passion, and I love sharing my pictures with the world as postcards...

Postcards I've been involved in a (5 card) monthly postcard exchange since July 2008. I use desktop publishing software to turn my photos into postcards, which I print at home on a high-end printer.

Drawing I can draw, I mostly don't. I like to draw animals, the occasional zentangle-type design, and coloured abstract pictures. If I colour my sketches, it's usually with coloured pencils and art stix. I also collect Copic markers.

Crochet I have been known to make a few Snuggle Blankets and scarves, but not currently.

Book Making Not currently, but I've made loads of blank books, hand sewn bindings. More recently, I love my Bind-It-All, and I use it regularly to make journals and log books.

Bookmarks Not currently, I have made stencil bookmarks. I really enjoyed the process and picking the colours and the finished bookmark. I can also whip up a photo bookmark, if the need arises!

Favorite Television

I don't watch much, but there are a few shows I like... Doctor Who (I love the new, but it all started with the old!), and I'll watch Firefly over and over!


Postcards I'd love to receive nature, animals or art postcards. But I'm not picky! I just like to get mail: send me anything, and then write something interesting in the text block! :) Also love handmade postcards!

∞ Other than Nature and Animals, I am also very interested in Ocean themes and Astronomy, Star Gazing, and Outer Space themes.

Animals I truly love all animals, even bugs, but here are a few of my most favorite! Chickens & Turkeys, Crows, Dolphins, Elephants, Equines, Foxes, Frogs, Guinea Pigs, Humpback Whales, Mice & Rats, Octopuses, Sea Horses!

Favorite Books

Oh my gosh, I love to read! I also love to buy books! I tend to buy more than I have time to read. There is also a big place in my heart for ebooks, I love my Kindle!

I enjoy reading science fiction, but lately I'm reading a lot of non-fiction. I love to read about nature and animals.

Someday, I'd Like to TRY...

crochet amigurumi

stamp carving

drawing and colouring my own postcards

I ♥ Swap-Bot

Getting all kinds of mail certainly brightens my day, but I am on Swap-Bot to create and send mail! I love to share my photography on the postcards and notecards I make. I like to read profiles and figure out what I have that will make my mailing partner happy. I enjoy challenging myself occasionally with different kinds of swaps.

Swap-Bot is great because I love to spread Mailbox Joy!


HannahsMommy07 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #86 on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU for the early Birthday wishes!!!!!
AbbyM rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #87 on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you rift! I loved the lovely card, hope your computer woes are behind you!
ASawvel rated for First Line of a book PC #1 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Rift, I was delighted to receive your wonderful card in my box today! You have been on my mind this week; I hope things are looking up. I'm so glad you're reading Miss Peregrine, it's a fun world to live in for a while. Wishing you the best.... Adrian
Geekella rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #85 on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: I'm glad that even in all these stressful situations you're going through, you have things like swap-bot to turn to for therapeutic writing! I've also lost digital files that meant a lot to me and caused me days of crying, weeks of grief, ect... Stuff like that means a lot to us introverts. So I hope the data recovery helps, and even if it doesn't, things will start to feel a little more normal over time as you get back into your groove! I wish you the best!
marhod5 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #84 on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful letter. So sad to hear about your parents' cat. I'm impressed with your photos. I've never been to Oregon, but I love Washington. And I love the rain. I can't wait to travel out west again.
sugabb rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #83 on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and picture! A community garden sounds like so much fun!
pintis rated for Interest me no. 54 on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
SassyGreen rated for Interest me no. 54 on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the page, it doesn't seem much like one I'd be interested, also thank you for your review on it.
zebragirlzebra rated for Interest Me No. 53 on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks
MelbourneGirl rated for Garden Postcard #5 on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard - we love your photography! And what a wonderful garden you have! ❤️❤️❤️
Macw1975 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #82 on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous daffodil note card!!! The picture of the heron pic was really neat. Have a great weekend!
liljennyfoofoo rated for Garden Postcard #6 on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard Rift <3 it's always a pleasure receiving your photographs in the mail, you're a great photographer! Thank you!
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #81 on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I'm so glad you were my partner. I so enjoy your visits and your photography.
InkStainedAngel rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #80 on Dec 5, 2017
mcovey rated for Currently I'm on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: I enjoyed your answers , hope we get swap again soon!
LoveThis rated for Garden Postcard #4 on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: thankyou very much for the card
chocolatebananacake rated for Currently I'm on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending. I'm vegan too and love the sound of your miso soup!
PumpkinQueen rated for Currently I'm on Dec 3, 2017
Karen07 rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Love this card! The Bluebird Effect sounds like a perfect book. Thanks!
LoveThis rated for Garden Postcard #3 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: thankyou for the card

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kldncn on Feb 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for helping me with mail! I am sorry to hear about your computer crashing, and I hope things are getting easier!

Gnoe on Dec 8, 2017:

You are such a sweetie!!! Thank you for the adorable guinea pig postcard <3 Wishing you happy holidays!

Gnoe on Nov 29, 2017:

Thank you for your blue scrub jay photo card; what a gorgeous bird! And you're very welcome -- pls don't feel sore about not replying to crow envelope!!! Love ya :D

MelbourneGirl on Nov 21, 2017:

Hey, Thanks for the lovely garden postcard! We are so excited about your garden postcard swaps too - they are so much fun! We love community gardens. We use to live really close to allotments and it was so nice to walk past and see what was happening! ❤️

mariewilliams810 on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you for the very pretty bonus Garden postcard.

PeliKat on Nov 9, 2017:

I received your postcard and your comments about your plot in the community garden reminded me of my uncle in Germany who also had a plot in a community garden area. He would go on weekends to work in the garden, and it would turn into a party. They would cook bratwurst on the grill and people from neighboring plots would come over; they would have music playing and everyone would be happy working in their gardens. Thanks so much for sparking such a pleasant memory for me!!!

crochetjunkie on Nov 9, 2017:

Thank you for the Garden PC!

Poohtat on Nov 9, 2017:

Thank you for the ‘extra’ Garden PC #1. What a pretty card.

judee0624 on Aug 5, 2017:

Thank you for the great photo card.We don't see many honeybees anymore.

Miamorswife on Jun 27, 2017:

thanks for the postcard. i love it! and thank you for joining my swap!

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