Swap-bot Time: July 17, 2024 3:55 pm


Date Joined: November 9, 2009
Last Online: May 13, 2024
Birthday: December 30, 1955
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Don't know where else to put this so thought I would write it here in the hopes that the correct people find it. It is 1st November 2017-in the last week I have received 2 postcards. The date stamp isn't clear but I think it might be October 2011. Really not sure. They are each a part of a fantasy horse postcard 3 from 1. I don't know who sent them or what swap it was. They aren't signed. I know I haven't joined any swaps in years but I just want to say thank you and I wonder where they have been all this time!!! Both have come from U.S.A. all the way to the U.K. It's a mystery!

I am so tempted to just throw in the towel but my conscience won't let me. Just want to say I'm sorry folks but I'm having a really bad time just now. I truly think everything IS sorted now - as much as I can. I can't change the lateness but all swaps are completed and sent and I got proof of postage today. 9th October - Think everything is sorted now. Sent or resent as appropriate and should arrive soon. Thanks for your patience everyone. time for a hiatus from swap-bot from me I think till I am more able to cope with deadlines and so on.

March 22nd 2013 - about the 3s These have come at a time when I have been very ill and in hospital. Many and grateful thanks to all those who have been so kind and understanding. I think I will take a break from Swap-bot till I feel a bit better. At the moment I just don't have the energy and cannot cope with the stress of deadlines but I will be back later.

I would ask you to please look at my number of fives and my number of hearts. My health does get in the way sometimes but I never ever flake and swap-bot is one of the things that is therapuetic for me. On the same token if you're ever going to be late on a swap with me just let me know and then don't worry about it. I won't rate down.

I'm a 57 year old woman living in Scotland with my dog, Barney who is 14 and is a Collie Cross but he looks just like a giant Jack Russell. On August 5th 2013 I got a new baby! A chinchilla called Wendy. She is adorable and really cuddly. She now has a little sister called Sophie who is also adorable.

I no longer work due to ill health. I have rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, some mental health problems, underactive thyroid and now diabetes. :

Things I enjoy doing

playing my musical instruments -

concert flute,

alto flute,


alto sax,

I got a new baby for Christmas 2010 - a tenor sax!!!

baritone sax - want one, want one, want one - sooo if anyone wins the lottery - - ;>)



The last 2 are very out of practice.

reading - anything and everything, even cornflake packets if there is nothing else around!

Holidays I like -

Christmas, Easter and Halloween, but cutesy Halloween not scary Halloween

Favorite Crafts

knitting - learned as a little girl from my mum


cross stitch,

needlepoint - my biggest UFO of all time is a cottage scene,

soft toy making,

porcelain doll making,

ceramic painting,

watercolour painting,

pastel pictures

glass painting,

card making,


tea bag folding,

I'm currently focussing on papercrafts and painting.

I enjoy making art dolls but I am very much a beginner though it is fun!

Things I like




cute things,

kitch things,



dragon flies

actually everything related to nature/earth/the universe

coloured pens,

pretty pencils,

sheet music,


pretty papers,


cute themed buttons eg. animals, Christmas,

pretty erasers,


anything sparkly,

glass paints,

ATC's - I've just discovered them,

Socks - patterned, character-the crazier the better. I have been known to go out with two odd socks on.

Christmas music,

Classical music

Jazz music

anything vintage - pictures, cards etc. or

anything made in a vintage style,

anything Victorian

Books, - all kinds! Specially love children's books in any language.

candles, incense, room spray, pot pouri (but not rose scented) lavender, rosemary and lemon grass are my favourites.

smelly bath stuff,


Holiday Ornaments- eg. snowmen, Santas, witches, pumpkins, ornamental eggs, bunnies for my Easter tree, hearts and so on for Valentine's Day


girly stuff - I refuse to grow up!

costume jewlelery,

hair accessories - I have long hair,


Dotee Dolls!-I've just discovered them since joining swap-bot and have decided I now like them.



anything for stamping

postcards - I like them best written on and stamped

tea of all kinds

witchy things

I am open to receiving things from any, all or no faiths/religions. We are all one people I believe.

Actually I'm easily pleased. If you like it, chances are I will too ;>)

Things I don't like

Things I don't like -

anything rose scented,

anything chocolate scented -chocolate is for eating ;>)




coconut and coconut scent

plastic flowers,- silk ones are fine- or pretend silk!


Kawaii,- O.K. Kawaii is growing on me. So feel free to send

Fried eggs they way my aunt made them :>) - all eggs in the pan, then cut into squares depending on the number of people there!

With the diabetes it would probably be better not to send any edibles or drinks with sugar in them eg hot chocolate. If you can find the sugar free versions that would be great.


A word about extras. What I really want to say is please don't ever feel you must send me extras to get a heart. A well made, carefully thought out and nicely presented swap is as likely to get a heart from me. I don't mean to be ungrateful to those who send extras. I do appreciate them but I never want anyone to feel compelled to send me extras.


chubbyhell rated for Blackout Poetry #8 on Jul 25, 2014
missashley rated for Christmas Card with Carols! on Jan 13, 2014
jesslynne rated for Felt Christmas Ornament Swap on Nov 16, 2013
Lexidh rated for Craft magazine / patterns on Nov 14, 2013
Comment: Ooooh, thank you so so so much for these awesome magazines! I can't get any of them in Norway, and I would not buy them anyway, they would cost an arm and a leg. Super perfect that there was an embossing folder with one of them too, I just got an embossing machine!
princessarmadillo rated for Trace your hand art swap on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you! What a cute hand :D It's almost the same size as mine LOL! & thanks for the cute halloween stickers!! Love them
Comment: It was a real suprise to find your package today. Thank you for the extras! I like your postcards. It's the first time I have seen circle postcards, pretty neat. I'll get the first on in the mailbox tomarrow.
Comment: Thank you &. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Received your package today.Thank you for the ATCs, stickers and Trinket Box.
donnasaurus1 rated for poundland stocking stuffing uk on Oct 12, 2013
Comment: Update: thank you for your gift, it however was late. If you would have communicated about lateness I would have given a 5.
martingale rated for poundland stocking stuffing uk on Oct 11, 2013
Comment: I am afraid nothing arrived although you did mark it as sent on 2nd Sept. I didn't receive a rating from you either. Hopefully this can be resolved. 11/10 - Thank you for coming back and fulfilling this swap. I know you haven't been well, so I really appreciate the fact you have made an effort to come back.
Response: thank you.
snailmailer1 rated for poundland stocking stuffing uk on Oct 11, 2013
Comment: Thanks very much for the gift and card. I'm waiting till Christmas to open, so this will add to my collection. I wish I could rate a 5, but as you know, the deadline was 31st August, and I hadn't heard from you in that time. Thanks again :)
Response: I went to the post office today. Everything should be there soon. thank you. I'm happy with the 3
dragonwolfe rated for My Day - Letter and Mail Art on Oct 11, 2013
Comment: I will re-rate if I receive anything. Edit 11th Oct received a letter this morning, thank you
Response: thank you.
sugarskull rated for Private ATC-Adventskalender on Aug 4, 2013
Comment: i haven't peeked yet, but i'm sorely tempted!
mumsie rated for Christmas Ornament Swap May ~ Snowman on Jun 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you for my adorable, cheerful snowman... It made me laugh when I saw it. Thank you for sending me my cute new friend... He will have a place on honor on my tree. Take care...
MunsterNCookie13 rated for Draw a Bird - International on Jun 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for your bird :) its so cute and thanks for the extra one. i love butterflies <3
Comment: How very cute n cool! Loved em! :) I'm running behind with swaps due to family deaths, but yours will be out as soon as the funerals are over. :) thanks for trading, sweetie!
Comment: Cute ATCs thank you...and thank you for the extra paper!
Copperoxide rated for A mugful of surprises on Jun 7, 2013
Comment: Loved the mug~ The teeny baby figure was absolutely amazing!
marles rated for April Showers...May Flowers 2013 on May 31, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful photos/cards. It will be hard to part with them!! How big is that mushroom????

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Linda52156 on Jul 31, 2014:

Hi, Could you tell me if you have mailed the friendship tote yet. In May you said you were mailing it and still nothing.

Linda52156 on Mar 25, 2014:

Hello, Just wondering if you still have the friendship tote or have you mailed it. Could you let me know we are all waiting to see it all done..

anrtist on Dec 30, 2013:

Blessings, cc

BigHillGoddess on Nov 13, 2013:

Was thinking about you, hope you're doing okay.

AZmom875 on Nov 9, 2013:

I am so thrilled that I got my last boomerang card. Thanks for being my buddy and sending them back.

AZmom875 on Oct 16, 2013:

Thank you so much, I got 3 of the 4 Boomerang postcards back from you. I have the star wars, the vintage bird/pheasant, and the big O'keefe like flowered one. Thank you for catching up.

ladydy5 on Oct 9, 2013:

Sorry, I will miss you but too many ones/ have to take you off Artistically Inclined group.

user6937 on Sep 26, 2013:

Thanks for rating me, Josephine. I appreciate you taking the time.

user6937 on Sep 25, 2013:

I was being patient with regard to your rating my 8 Mails A Milking, and came here to pm you. I'm surprised to see that Fritosmom hasn't received from you for 3 consecutive swaps, even though you've hit the sent button! I guess I can assume that you won't be rating me, either. I'm sorry, but I'll have to drop you from the Monthly ATC Swappers group. With the number of swaps you've completed, it must be hard for you to see that you're partially suspended. Bad ratings CAN be rectified, and I hope you won't be so discouraged that you won't try. I'll cross my fingers that things look up for you in the future.

anrtist on Sep 14, 2013:

Hey, I am so sorry to hear of your continued illness. I hope things get better for you in the future! I have to remove you from my groups since you are partially suspended now. If you are able to fix your ratings and want back in the 1 POSH & LLL Groups just pm me! I still have your 1st painting sitting by the TV so everyone enjoys it everyday! ;-) Blessings, cc

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