Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2020 2:51 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: March 29, 2020
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
Stamps for the Wounded

Because It's All About Me

Pokemon Trainer: 4987 7700 1795
PAD: 350 987 357

Hello! I'm Pattie. Welcome to my profile.

Before I say anything, thank you. A big thanks to everyone who has swapped with me. The quality of people I have had the pleasure of interacting with is amazing. Thank you and may all your swaps net you hearts. ^__^

Second thing! If the swap you send me is smoky I WILL throw it out.

Third thingie! Please please please DO combine swaps if you have more than one to send to me. While getting lots of mail is fun, saving money for more swaps is funner.

And finally, regarding postage due swaps. If I receive something postage due, I will refuse it. I ask you to please do the same, i.e. if you get a swap from me, with postage due, refuse it. I take 95% of my mail to the post office and if it's something I had weighed, and is now postage due, I wanna discuss it with the postmaster. Thank you, and I apologize should this actually happen.

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Very random things I like in no real order: the wife, anything with an ancient history feel, mythology, Surrealism, comparative religion, Victorian scrap, British and Japanese folklore, kitsune, old maps, pumpkins, bees, statuary, Peeps, stickers, images of raw meat, C9 Christmas lights, stationery, Betty Page, crabs, the Uffington White Horse, Takashi Murakami, conversation hearts, the Mahabharata, cheese, archaeology, pork, purple, honey, driving, cemeteries, Doctor Who, vacuuming, fonts, Liz Taylor, vintage Jell-O cookbooks, Cryptozoology, clouds, Sailor Moon, bellydancing, alchemy, holidays and observances (the older, the better), horses, Mansai Nomura,

I look forward to the day when people spell my name right. ^__^

About me as a hostess:

I think hosting is hugely important and I don't enter into the task lightly. I cull as I go, with a final sweep before assigning partners, so that you can see, at a glance, the people you will potentially be swapping with. I always angel my swaps should a flaker slip by, and I apologize in advance if that happens. I will do my do-diligence, keeping my standards absurdly high so the risk is as low as I can make it.

I do not host, or join, profile based swaps because, frankly, I suck at them. Senders' choice is how I roll. I will also, 99.9% of the time, have the sign up end on a Saturday so that I assign partners on Sunday giving swappers all day to get their swap together for a Monday mailing. =D

About me as a group owner:

Like hosting, I view owning a group as a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Which is not to say I'm not eager to have fun. I obsessively check my groups to approve any pending members because I know that I hate waiting.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft (been doing decos for about 10 years.) If there's paper involved, I'm totally there! And it's like an illness! [email protected] I'll buy paper just to look at it. To possess it. It must be MINE! Bwahahahahahaaaa!

(Themes I can't pass on: Anything historic, mythic, color related, involving quotes, Asian, holiday, literary, postage stamps and food)

People have said for years I'm a good cook and frankly, I think anyone can be a good cook...you just have to pick good recipes, the rest is simply following directions.

(My comfort food is forever Indian. All my friends share this fate.)

I have combined these two loves in what is known in my immediate circles as the Magic Cookbook. Think, very usable scrapbook. There will be blood spilled for possession of this blibit when I die.

(This is where my love of stickers really shine! I tend toward food themes - obviously - Japanese and kawaii, holiday related, anime, and celestial. I avoid like the plague Disney and cats.) (And BTW, stickers, stickers, stickers! Sheets, cut from sheets, flake...I love 'em all.)

I write fiction, too. To fill in those times between meals. Writing is a byproduct of my love of research. Delving into a topic is delightful and writing about it helps it stick to the gray matter. How long it sticks, however, is subject to change without my notice.

Favorite Destinations

I love to travel, and my favorite destinations are England and Japan. I love Bronze, Iron and Roman Age Britain. All my pictures of England are rocks and grass. I can spot a tumulus a mile off in a moving car and snap a picture without swerving into oncoming traffic. I have mad driving skills over there.

In Tokyo it's ALL about the shopping. It's a paper-lovers dream. Flying halfway around the world to buy paper has come to feel natural at this point. We typically go for Winter Comiket and lemme tell you, there's nothing like Tokyo for New Year. I'm a big Inari fan and visiting shrines is tied with shopping.

(I'm an anime and manga fan, as well as Q-lia and Crux products. I'm helpless before food with a face drawn on, but eschew Hello Kitty and most Sanrio items.)

Been there... France, Prague, Austria, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Central and South America, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

What I listen to

The wonderful (defunct) group Amici Forever/or until the money runs out introduced me to the interesting world of opera and I haven't looked back. This was a major change for me as heavy metal was my music of choice. These days I listen to both with plenty of Medieval reconstruction thrown in.

(Lots of belly dance music, very early church music, metal, opera, anime themes and a smattering of J-Pop.)

I have come to understand something about myself: I dislike silence. Even when we're with friends talking, I want music on in the background. Funny how life is. ;-)

Like to read

I'm a big Lewis Carroll fan, as well as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Erica Friedman, and Ayumi Yui. At breakfast I reach for a manga, but in the evening it's usually non-fiction.

Here's a little something about me and books.

(While I love both Alice books, I think it's a HUGE shame that Carroll's other books, specifically, Sylve and Bruno, are practically unknown. I'll marathon A Christmas Carol, Northanger Abbey and P&P when I need downtime. When I want a manga, it's Blue Exorcist, Angel's Doubt or Go~ Go~ Heaven on the top of the pile.)

I've been reading TONS of antique/historic cookbooks, both 18th and 19th century. I just love them!

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries. Boundaries include but are not limited to: religion, politics, children, cats, chronic illness and sexual preference. Yes, I don't care if your diabetic Muslim-Republican-8 year old's cat is gay, so spare me.

(More specifically I don't like Diddl, Disney, Peanuts, Winnie the Pooh (what is a pooh anyway?), celebrities, alcohol, smoking, Suzie's Zoo, Precious Moments, Snow Babies, zombies, clowns, and 99% of the shows on TV.)

(I'm also learning to dislike people who don't send their swaps out...) (Or perhaps I should say I hate people who send out their swaps on the last day. I know, I know, that's what a deadline is for, yaddi yaddi, there's no need to preach to me, but I seriously think that if you've joined a swap --with no craft element involved-- there is NO reason to not send it out within days of the swap date. Feel free to think I'm a sanctimonious bitch. I'm good with that.)


I collect vintage holiday postcards. (This was in direct retaliation for being dragged to every antique show in a 150 mile radius of my parent's house.) I prefer them bright and colorful and don't care if they're written on. When I go to a show I always check for pin holes and to see what condition the stamp is in, but if I like the image enough, these 2 points can be overlooked.

(In order of interest: Halloween, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter and Halloween.)

I also like vintage postcards of food; "This is a picture of the dinner I have just had..." variety.

STICKERS!! And more Stickers!!

Love 'em. Want 'em. ALL of 'em. Hand 'em over and no one will get hurt. Stickers, stickers, stickers. Pattie's happy place.

I adore Stickeroni (the actual sticker of Stickeroni. I collect 'em. ;-) flake stickers (especially of food!!) cut from sheets, whole sheets...okay I do draw the line at reward stickers, but it's an easily erased line, truth be told.

Oh, and did I mention I love stickers? I do. A lot.


Something else I adore, postage stamps...as modern as possible, as colorful as possible, as large as possible. I think Finland tops the charts for the best stamps, followed not too far behind by England. Sadly, I think the stamps from America are ass. What can ya do? ;-)


I shy away from Sanrio, but will melt before food with a face!!! >_< I love it with all my love. I also love anything ghostly (obakemono/yokai). And not-quite-kawaii, tokidoki is uber cool, IMO.


asddsa28 rated for KSU: ๐ŸŒธ Pink! ๐ŸŒธ on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: thank you soo much for all the pink! i love the small my melody min letter so cute! so meny cute memos and stickers thank you. loved the stickers you put on the envelope!
Response: YIPPEE!!! I love to be loved!!!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 10 pieces of Sanrio on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: I dont think I have any of these!!1 thank you I love how you did the envelope. I need to put more stickers on my swaps it look's soo good. I had to slave that stickers there too cute and I love Bonbon! than you soo much this made my day.
Response: Happy day!!! You totally made mine, toooooooo!!!
Ellen101 rated for KSU: 10 pieces of Kamio on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: This is the best! Pattie, Thank you so much for the cutest ever mini sticky notes! I love them! โค
Response: =D So glad you're happy!!
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Hey Pattie, thank you so much for everything. There were a ton of stuff in there! I enjoy everything you sent. Thanks again!
Response: My pleasure! Super thrilled you enjoyed it. =D
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: 10 pieces of Q-Lia! on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: Ohhh cool bit of your history. Thank you so much for sharing a piece of that first memo pad. I am honored. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Well thank you for listening! =D
Comment: Pattie! thank you so much for the super cute sticker sack! i love it!. it was nice to swap with you again! โ™ฅ
Response: Awww, you're such a sweetie! XOXOX
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 10 pieces of San-X on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: thank for hosting the swap. I like the cup memos there different then most. and all the jimbean memos are so cute thank you!
Response: Thanks for joining! =D Super glad you liked the memos!!
eurocat rated for KSU: Yellow! on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: thank you! very cute memo and stickers!!
Response: I'm glad you liked them. =D Thanks for swapping with me!!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Cover an envelope with tape on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Hi Pattie! Cute envie -- and I appreciate you making it easy to open. lol Thank you also for all the awesome flakes! My day is full of adorableness now. :)
Response: =D Glad it wasn't a pain. Even happier your day was adorable. I hope all the rest of them are, too. XOXO
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: 10 pieces of Crux! on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful delicious CruX ! The My Melody folded note is adorable too. I look forward to the other ones. I have a LOT of Mindwave btw. Take care๐ŸŒธ
Response: I only found 2 Mindwave memo pads while digging out the Crux pads. I'll put up a Mindwave swap if I find more. ;-) In the mean time, glad you liked the Crux. =D
fighterangel rated for KSU Sticker Story! on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: For some reason I thought I rated you for this and apparently I didn't?! I'm so sorry about my delay! I absolutely loved the postcard and the lil story you told... so cute and silly. I hope you're having an awesome week!!! <3
Response: No worries on the delay... I hadn't noticed! ;-) Very happy you liked the story. They're so fun to make. =D
Ellen101 rated for KSU: An Envelope full of envelopes! on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Wow! Pattie, Thank you for so many awesome envies! I especially love the gorgeous purple Hello Kitty one...special โญ
Response: =D Glad you liked 'em! Thanks for swapping with me. =D
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! :)
Response: Thanks for joining ma swap!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 10 Die cuts! on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: thank you for hosting the swap. also so meany die cut memos! thank you! A lot I have never seen before.
Response: Always nice to add to a collection! XOXO
Ellen101 rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Hi Pattie! Thank you for your wonderful envie full of Kawaii goodness. And thank you for hosting ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Always a pleasure! Thanks for joining. ;-)
Comment: Oh my gosh! Your clear pc is adorable. Thank you, Pattie! โค
Response: Awww, thrilled you liked it!! Thanks for swapping with me. =D
fighterangel rated for KSU: Send ANYTHING! on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: OMG what an incredible package to receive!!! It's like a present for getting passing grades on my first 2 exams LOL. Thank you so, so, so much!!! I especially love the mini letter set, it's so pretty!!
Response: CONGRATS!!! Passing is awesome!! Woot! Glad I could add to the happiness!!! =D
Ellen101 rated for KSU: 20 Mini memos! on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Wonderful selection of memos, add usual. Thank you, Pattieโค
Response: You're welcome!! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
Comment: Great selection, thanks!!
Response: =D My pleasure!
fighterangel rated for KSU: New Year's postcard on Jan 6, 2020
Comment: OMG the CCS postcard and the Pom Pom Purin stickers!!!! I absolutely love washi stickers!! Thank you so much!!!!!!
Response: =D So glad they went to a good home!! Happy 2020!

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Mimosagirl on Mar 24, 2020:

You too! I'm so happy to know you thought of me today. Was feeling kinda poopy but.....smiling now. Take care!!!! wash hands, keys, door knobs....etc...xoxo

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Paige1900 on Feb 16, 2020:

Just stopping by to say hello and thank you for all the happy times! Please stay in touch! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’—

asddsa28 on Feb 8, 2020:

thank you for the cute clear postcard love the purple heart!!

Fairydollmilk on Jan 10, 2020:

Thank you for the cute coloring new yearsโ€™s postcard. Happy new year.

ccmmsu on Dec 31, 2019:


Thank you so much for being part of the awesome Matryoshka Swap! I got your Round 1 and the mini matryoshka you made with all the envies made me lol. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

Doh! Actually, it's from me. :-)

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

raniheartspaper on Dec 18, 2019:

Thank you for the R3 goodies! Thanks for sharing your new items with me!

manders2280 on Dec 12, 2019:

Thank you for the Matryoshka Round Four goodies. The vinyl sticker will go onto my cooler along with human rights and destination stickers. All the sticker flakes are a lovely treat. I'm still thinking about where Gudetama will go. And I'm sure I'll use the glitter pens. Thank you!

tiggerkitn25 on Dec 9, 2019:

I got your KSU nesting envies round 2! Thanks for the ruller and sticker sheet! :) I love the My Melody notecard too!

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