Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 12:11 pm


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Last Online: May 17, 2020

Country: New Zealand
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May 2020 Update We finaly got our home fixed so it could be lived in 3 1/2 years ago but sadly in the mean time my DH lost his final battle with cancer so was not with me to see that happen. I also had a brush with a cancer in my mouth when he was still well enough to look after me. It was cought early so only needed surgery to cut it out. So lost part of my tounge. Since he died I have had a 2nd cancer but all good again after majour head I neck surgery but also eartly so that was all that was needed. I'm finaly starting to get my head around all the very very late swaps and sorting group membership out of groups I was a founder off. I have even starting to write agin the first since the earth shook.

January 2012


Sorry for any swaps that I may owe you! The reason is because further earth quacks on December 23rd and 31st has make our home uninhabitable and we have been advised not to enter it. We have been going in quickly to get cloths and other essentials but my computer is still in there. We are living in a friends spare bedroom and I now have Scotts lap top to work on and internet access, YAA.

I am returning to study as well as continue to work full time so I will not be doing so many swaps in 2012.

Well except for photos as I will still be taking lots and lots of photos :-)

If you still are waiting then it is missing and I will resend, Please PM me.☺

See some of the news at



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To see map and list of quakes go to http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/





If a swap does not arrived please let me know as I will resend. Mail from New Zealand can be very quick and then for some reason it can take what seems like forever. Thanks

I have been a member of Swap-bot since June 2006. I'm female with a DH and one son of 32 and we live within the sound of the sea on the edge of the city.

Favorite colours are in the blue, purple, pinks for all the year except at Christmas when they are all the Christmas coulours.

I drink my coffee black and strong and a little herbal tea-mainly citrus blends, also in one swap I got a packet on hot spiced cider red delicious, yum yum.

My tip-in size is 8 1/2 x 11 and folded so 2 pages of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.

I am a mad collector and collect magic lanterns, plates, egg cups, optical toys, pigs, dolls, scraps, rubber stamps, cat postcards, hand made postcards, very old Christmas cards and Christmas decorations to name but a few.

DH and I belong to a group that care for an Edwardian house in Ferrymead Historic Village and dress Edwardian quite often for different goings on in the village and for fundrising projects.

I read Si Fi, craft mags and poetry.

I'm in love with my digital camera and it goes almost every where with me.

I am slowly getting back into a little writing after working long hours and a morning of voluntary work on one of my “days off”, Also editing a magazine for a organisation I belong to. I have been writing short stories and very bad poetry. It is something I am really enjoying getting into once more.

Favorite Music

jaz and blues

Favorite Movies

all si fi

Favorite Television

hospital dramas and crime and si fi

Favorite Crafts

all paper crafts. all colours and styles excet crude and dark arts. I love taking photos and swapping them. Altered books and hand made postcards. Buton and Beaed fairy's are cool. I love taking photos and a camera goes with me whereever I go. I am slowly getting back into writing.

My wish list please

***** I love the Mott's hot spiced CIDER in different apple flavores that have been sent me from the US. I cannot buy it in New Zealand so if you would like to send me one or two - THANK YOU XXX

I love small heart shaped paper doilys and as I cannot buy them in New Zealand I would love it if any one sent me one or two in their choice of colour. I love Wild Sweet Orange herbal tea I think it's made by TAZO.

I love all that is made or written for me as I really value the time and effort that has gone into it♥♥☺♥.

Many thanks, love and light to you all who read this profile♥ Hugs :-)


tiger1i1y rated for HAIKU Email on May 26, 2020
Comment: I received your haikus. I adjusted your rating.
cynaemon rated for Recycled Paper ATC on Sep 29, 2016
Cakers rated for TVTTL Group - Snowy Landscape Photos on May 20, 2012
Comment: As of today, May 20, I have not received my photos. If I do receive something I will change the rating to a 3 but for all intents and purposed, you are no longer participating on swap-bot, so I doubt that will happen. I'm sorry to have to do a 1, I think it's only the second time I've had to do this since being on here.
Comment: Never received. Hope everything is going well with you. Will rerate if/when i receive
Lauriez rated for Show us your Christmas on Mar 15, 2012
Lauriez rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt ~2012~ on Mar 15, 2012
Lauriez rated for Christmas Tree/ Anywhere on Mar 15, 2012
mewmar rated for New Year's Haiku on Jan 30, 2012
Comment: I'm sorry to hear about your situation, nice haikus
Response: thank you for the 5 with heart. Big HUGS for being so understanding :-)
Comment: Thank you for the trees. Stay safe in your part of the world. Happy Swapping :-)
Response: Thank you for the 5 with heart. Big HUGS OOOOOOOOOOO
namelessgirl rated for New Year's Haiku on Jan 29, 2012
Comment: Sorry to hear you and your family are having such a hard time right now - hope things improve quickly.
Response: Thank you for the 5. Lots of hugs for being so understanding OOOOOOOOOOOOO :-)
Pyxidragon rated for New Year's Haiku on Jan 29, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the haikus. I'm sorry to hear about the earthquakes, but am glad to know you and Scott are well and safe.
Response: thank you for the 5.lots of hugs for being so understanding OOOOOOOOOOO :-)
bluehairedmary rated for New Year's Haiku on Jan 28, 2012
Comment: So sorry about the earthquake damage! I hope you get back into your home soon! Thanks for the haikus!
Response: Thank you for the 5. Lots of hugs for being so understanding OOOOOOO
craftycol rated for Show us your Christmas on Jan 24, 2012
Response: Thankj you the letter box was down the road of where we are staying and is a slip cover :-)
Mugsie rated for SS: Photo Notecards Q4 on Jan 17, 2012
Comment: Kathleen I love your photo cards so much, the pictures are beautiful. Thank you so much ~ Kelly:)
Comment: Kathleen, thank you for the lovely christmas card you sent me. I really loved the summer theme of the card. Gabrielle xx :)
Comment: Thank you so much Kathleen ~ it is really a cool house! Happy New Year!
Comment: Hello Kathleen, Thank you so much for the very special journal sent to me from you to me. I received it 3 or 4 days after Christmas so I got to unwrap it right away. In skimming through it I know there is a lot of poetry and some pictures of where you live and then other pictures to support your poetry. I know when I start to read it I am thoroughly going to enjoy your journal. My goal is going to be to read a few pages each day, then do a few pages the next until I get through the entire book. I am looking forward to reading your journal. I hope you enjoy mine as much as I enjoy your journal. I hope that you and your family have a blessed 2012. Happy New Year. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: Thank you, enjoy thank you for the beautiful card that arrived on Saterday :-)
craftycol rated for photo story 2 on Dec 29, 2011
Comment: only tempory till u can get back in y place.
Response: Thank you we are sleeping with friends and Im on a borrowed lap top.
craftycol rated for Through A window on Dec 29, 2011
starrycat rated for Cover Story on Dec 28, 2011

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lou on Jul 18, 2020:

Kathleen, you’ll need to merge profiles as you’ve got @AFK going with same name, pleasecheck with SB owner @RachelJohnson

lou on Jul 18, 2020:

Please check your private messages!

earthnk on Dec 25, 2011:

Merry Christmas~


shellsajerseygirl on Dec 22, 2011:

Thank You for a nice card and postcard.Merry Christmas

circularlogic on Nov 7, 2011:

love the button fairies in your flickr account! totally cute!

have a great day!


Cakers on Oct 26, 2011:

Hey there, I'm one of your partners for the Black & White Photo Swap (I'm the host of it, actually) and needed to let you know that my swap-bot id has been changed from @Midwestknitgirl to @Cakers Since you won't see @Midwestknitgirl when you go to rate me, you needed to know this. I'm pretty sure I noted this when I sent the swap yesterday but wanted to be sure I covered all my bases. Happy Swapping!


LeishaCamden on Oct 23, 2011:

Hi there! Do I owe you a rating from a photo postcard swap? I have a very pretty card here that you made and sent to me. :-) Thank you so much! :-) Let me know what to rate you for, if anything. :-)

ladydy5 on Sep 19, 2011:

Cant believe YOU got a 3. I checked it out and she no longer is on swap-bot I see. Very unfair. You are always welcomed to my swaps.

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2011:

Stopping by to say HI!! Thanks for being a Crafting Queen!

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