Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2021 12:03 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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Because It's All About Me

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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, Halloween, British and Japanese folklore, the Goetia, Star Trek, 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, Tarot, 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.

I'm only here for the...

I'm always up for private kawaii swaps!! AND I created a public forum kawaii tag for when you're between swaps and want some kawaii mail!

TL;dr favorite colors are purple and pink. I lust after kawaii ghosts, anything Alice in Wonderland, and kawaii food (especially with faces, ESPECIALLY with arms and legs!) I prefer stickers over memos. Stickers, stickers, stickers!!

I adore “coupons,” die cuts, and oddly shaped memos.

Things I dislike are: Children (in all forms), birds, pandas, hmm…. guess that’s it. Oh, and I don’t do letter sets. It's not that I dislike them, they're just too fussy to mail.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft. 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, Halloween! 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.)

Favorite Desinations

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. 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!)

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.

BTW, Sailor Moon!!

We're big anime and manga fans in this house. The wife founded Yuricon and writes Okazu so there's always something new to discuss. Aside from SM, I'm a huge SAO fan, and we're looking forward to season two of My Next Life as a Villianess (Team Mary!!) Feel free to PM me if you wanna gush over your fav anime/manga. I'll be happy to gush back. ;-)

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries who feel the need to over-share and/or use their personal problems as excuses.

(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.)


DeidreArt rated for KSU: 20 or 20 or 20 round 218 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Yay for new flakes! I really love the pastel colors. But also really love the ghost memos you sent as extras, my kawaii collection is really lacking in spoopy stuff!
Response: Spooky stuff is getting scarce these days. I'll be happy when we can travel again... in Oct. ;-}
Riririria rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #51 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the cute stickers!!
Response: You're welcome. =D
Bhindblueeyes rated for 50 minis for 50 flakes on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: A heart AND a star for you :p Pattie ... what can I say other than THANK YOU for reminding me why I love and have missed swapping so much. My few extra minis I included are a mere pittance compared with the lovely and generous swap you've sent me. It is so truly appreciated, and the beauty of your kindness has been much needed this week. Thank you, TY, Thanks! :)
Response: Awwww, hugs. I'm so happy that you're happy, and I hope your week gets better and better. It would be my great pleasure to spoil you whenever you want. =D
JtttK rated for 25/25/25 Kawaii Swap on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: thank you again for your goodies!!
Response: You're very welcome. =D
lnguyen124 rated for Any 10 will do! on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the variety of kawaii goodness and swapping with me! 💕
Response: Thank you, toooooooo!! I'm sure I'll love it all when it gets here. =D
Comment: Pattie, that's so crazy about that memo sheet! Whenever I purchase used memos from Japan, I get some that's filled with drawings like the one you got. I always have to check carefully. Anyways thanks for all the memo sheets!
Response: I honestly don't even know what made me look, but E and I had a good laugh.
Comment: Pattie, thank you for the sticker flakes! Always enjoy swaps from you!
Response: Awwww, back'at'cha!
Comment: Thank you for all the yummy treats! I love the bandaids. Just what I needed when I grated my knuckle a couple of weeks ago. Ps. Do you save all the packaging you receive?!!
Response: Probably 90 percent of it, yeah. Kisses for your knuckle.
Riririria rated for 10/10/10 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so so much I loooove the assortment of sheets and the flakes! Thanks for thr extra goodies as well<3 and at first I thought the band aids were stickers hahaha but omg they are so cute! Obsessed with everything u sent me <3
Response: Very glad you love it all. =D Thanks for swapping with me!
MailArtbyJac rated for 45 for 45 on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You're very welcome. =D
ariestess rated for tPCC: I went on a pilgrimage on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely picture. I must say I'm jealous that you've been to Salem! It's on my list of places to travel to for spirituality reasons. I can only imagine the sight of you walking through Salem with a broom in hand to clean up those pleas in the entrance of the Memorial.
Response: I sent you an email with images. ;-) Thanks for joining my swap!
MailArtbyJac rated for KSU: 10 odd ball pieces on Sep 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
Response: Thanks for joining!! =D
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Kawaii Divination on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: thank you so much for the extra memos there are so meany thank you!!!!!!!!
Response: lol You're welcome! Thank you for getting them off my desk!!!!!!!!!
lnguyen124 rated for KSU: Only send... Kamio on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Kamio, esp the vintage ones!
Response: =D My pleasure! Thanks for joining my swap.
lnguyen124 rated for KSU: Only send... Crux on Aug 31, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Crux goodies, I think we have some of the same obake memos lol!
Response: lol You mean we share excellent taste! ;-)
manders2280 rated for KSU: KWIK Kawaii: 30 flakes! on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the sticky flakes! My only weekend plans are to recover from the week.
Response: I hear ya. Take care, and snuggle Greg. It's all good.
Comment: Pattie, thank you for the sticker flakes! So much fun going through them and quite a few I haven't seen in a long time. Thank you! Hope you're well.
Response: Well, thank YOU for hosting and making me dig through them. Always fun to paw the collection. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Aug 22, 2021
Comment: Omurice! Now I know the right way to make omurice! Where did you buy the Ojipan omurice memo pad? I'm waiting for the omurice emoji. Nice flakes and mini memos too. Thank you.
Response: Not mine, they were in a swap, and then in an envelope for you. lol
JtttK rated for Kawaii Memo Sheets Swap USA #38 on Aug 21, 2021
Comment: thanks again love your swaps as always!
Response: WOOT! Happy dance!!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: 25 Flake Stickers! on Aug 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome flakes! I weirdly don't have much Sanrio, so it's always exciting to get those. And thanks for the non-branded ones too. I love decorating envelopes
Response: Decorating envelopes is my new fav pass time. =D We have so much in common. XOXO

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manders2280 on Sep 19, 2021:

Treat theme is Lunch?

manders2280 on Aug 14, 2021:

I addressed it ages ago then dropped a stack of postcards on the floor. It turned up when I moved a box. More decluttering, like the box of mini memos I found at the back of a shell.

manders2280 on Jun 11, 2021:

I'm listening to Main Street by Sinclair Lewis for book club. It's about life in small town Minnesota in 1920. This morning Carol packed a little picnic of coffee in a thermos and cookies in a cereal box. Like your kawaii. 🍪 🥣 😊

Mimosagirl on Jun 11, 2021:

alt text Stopping by to say Hi! :)

raniheartspaper on May 24, 2021:

I received the swap you sent for small amount, large-sh partners. Meredith had the same idea as you and I also received one from her as well. I sent out something for you today. I forgot to add the note I wrote for you in it so once you get it and wonder what it is, it's a thank you for the swap you sent me. Thank you, Pattie!

tcornell on May 4, 2021:

I received the Kawaii tag from you, love what you sent- thanks a bunch ♥♥♥

USAFwife on May 1, 2021:

Hey Pattie! Thanks so much for the cool Mithra postcard. I imagine it was extra special to see it in person, especially with the light hitting it as you described. :) Thanks for sharing with me! Cindi

manders2280 on Apr 28, 2021:

Later! I limit my hosting to one at a time. I don't know how you manage to host so many at once!

manders2280 on Apr 28, 2021:

If we had more Cover an envelope with tape swaps we'd use up more tape...

raniheartspaper on Mar 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the "RAK" for Join Now, Mail Monday. I absolutely adore the mint decoration on the envelope. My mail lady also told me she adores seeing the decorated envelopes when she handed this over to me today.

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