Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:24 pm


Date Joined: January 9, 2013
Last Online: February 5, 2023
Birthday: April 8, 1970
Country: United States

Favorite Books


I love mysteries some classics some modern. Sherlock Holmes in any form and any format is wonderful, I love the Thin man and Mike Hammer too.

I like mystery books: Modern times include all the alphabet mysteries (Kinsey Milhone) , several food themed series, several witch and ghost series and basically anything I walk by that seems interesting. I also loved the true blood books and all Janet Evanovitch book. The ghost and Mrs McClure, Chet and Bernie PI , and on and on. Classic spy and hard boiled Dic like the Ian Flemming James Bond Series, Mickey Spillane"s, Mike Hammer and Dashiell Hammett's Thin Man are other favorites. Sometimes I read uiry paranormal mysteries too but no particular series, i love to wander in the library and just pick up a bunch of books to try.

Favorite Television

Not really a big TV fan , I grew up in the 80's and to go with that have fond memories of the mystery and adventure shows of that decade. Also 80's Britcoms Are you Being Served, Good Neighbors, and the lot.

Pretty much everything I like is off the air now. PBS science shows ,Castle and Elementary. Although a few seasons behind I do still get Murdoch Mysteries when I can find it usually at 3:07AM and Lucifer is supposed to be available on my friends computer.. In the past Forever, Nova, Nova science Now, Nature, MASH. I also like PBS mystery series esp Sherlock, Poirot, Miss Marple, Miss Scarlet, and the Duke and Mrs Bradsley I also watch antenna TV (retro) Burns and Allen and Jack Benny late at night and watched the entire Dark Shadows and all Addams family series on video.

Older cartoons Scooby Doo Where are you was the best, Animaniacs, Tiny Tunes, Thundar the Barbarian, Classic Looney Tunes, Peanuts specials and the Grinch.

Favorite Music

rock from soft to metal. classic swing and I have no memory for names I just know if I find it pleasing. i like to listen to old me radio mostly comedies some suspense . things like Burns and Allen, Jack Benny , the shadow, Boston Blackie, Lights Out and always like the background music in them. I also like going when the philharmonic plays in the parks.

About Me

Guess I should have read and done this first but part of my philosophy for a more interesting life is throw away the instructions. I work in a variety of fields, sometimes and most happiest teaching people about wildlife and caring for animals . I also enjoy building sets, decorating themed areas for exhibits and teaching about plants. Free time includes, gardening, crafting reading, walking, swimming, baking and probably a slew of other stuff. I volunteer for green based events, when time permits. My personality goes from dark sarcastic to colorful unicorns rainbows and teddy bears which can be an odd sweet and sour mix. Love Disney haunted mansion and antique amusement parks and turn of the century attractions but not into thrill rides. I have also been a fairy, a ghoulish librarian, a dancing buffalo and a fortune teller as part of jobs. Other random notes I like gnomes, elves, fairies, dragons and mushrooms. Pass some coffee please I drink over a dz cps a day and green is my favorite color followed by purple black blue esp turquoise and gray. Flowers are always a correct gift and I have a stuffed (toy) Yeti.

I would like to ... travel abroad take my mom to Disney world (sort of a check) make a better pie crust get an old pocket watch find a working older portable sewing machine learn to scuba dive swim with dolphins interact with an octopus be able to afford the Renaissance festival (mega expensive in NY) Thank the Henson family for being wonderful see my friends in California be able to drive create a steam punk outfit/attend an event collect more costume pieces build a miniature Halloween house find someone giving away old hats from the 20's through 50's to wear ditto with clothes

Bill and i have been together 25 years and he surfs, likes lighthouses and is trying to learn to play the guitar .We are both dragon fans and collect them (Old lead filled 80's or before pewter and gnomes. My brother collects too. Any leads on these are appreciated, they are hard to find now.


Halloween is the holiday in my home! Send Halloween anytime no problem and spiders or snakes are fine, I have a snake and love tarantula's , I used to show one in an educational context.

I also like offbeat animals holidays, Groundhog Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day, Alligators in the Sewers Day (this is a NY day), International Rabbit Day , Polar Bear day, feel free to tell me about ones you love

Favorite Movies

Classics like Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany's, _ ANYTHING with Cary Grant, all the Gene Kelly pictures, All the Thin Man, All the James Bond beginning to present, Charlie Chan, and Topper

Campy stuff Rocky Horror, The Shadow, Radio land murders, Hudson Hawk, Who framed Roger Rabbit

Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, All Muppet movies first to present but the JIM HENSON ones are the best!, Alice in wonderland original animated and live Disney, Mary Poppins orig and new , Most animated Disney, the Avengers movies, The Lion the witch and the wardrobe modern adaptations, ......

Favorite Crafts

hmmmm used to like embroidery but fingers and eyes not the best, maybe paper arts? Cards sometimes but often decorating entire boxes I will be mailing. I like doing envelopes and various 3d projects, a bit tired of ATC's so only if really drawn to the topic and not into APC's either unless something special (Halloween, Alice) Lately the quirky factor is what drives me to pick a theme. I also really like decorated envelopes and hand making postcards.


I love bunnies!, porcupines, squirrel, opossum!!! Also deer, bats and the like. I also am particular to tarantulas, turtles and some snakes. Skunks, mice and rats are cute too.

Our two current bunnies are Ibus an almost 10lb red eyed white and Miss Mariel a sassy 6 lb agouti coated bun. They along with Speedy Buggy my box turtle and Hallows Eve a Honduran Milk snake reside in our home.

Ibus and Mariel are from the shelter and both spent 9 months waiting for a furever home, thy are both 5 years now. Midnight Valentine our beautiful bun boy went with us to speed date with bunnies and helped select these furry family members. He passed away earlier this year at over 10 years of age.

Not a fan/Please don't send

While I respect their place in the environment I am NOT a fan of monkeys or representations of such. I know professional clowns who are great people but I don't care for clowns , marshmallow is a no and I have less than zero interest in sports. I also don't do seasonal socks, I wear tights , mostly black sz M or L I'm 5 ft 7 137 lbs. Unless we are talking spiders, lady bugs, butterflies or Anthropomorphic crickets (Chester, Jiminey), not too into bugs. If specific to swap okay

About Me

A bunny made me do it ;)

This is a great kids (Adults) book- please buy it ;)


Comment: Thanks for such a cute rabbit ATC! Love the little bouquet detail.
Response: It made me laugh, my bunnies always want to eat the flowers :) Thanks for rating
AliCrafter rated for Artspiration - #2 on Feb 2, 2023
Comment: I am really sorry I neglected to rate you promptly! Of course I loved the tiger having a tropical day! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad it made you smile- thanks for rating
Comment: So cute! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome - thanks for joining :)
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy Groundhogs day! Thank you for hosting this fun swap!
Response: You're welcome and I hope they match your prefered weather prediction :)
HausOfImps rated for Handmade Furby Postcard! on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: I nearly squealed when I opened my mailbox and this was face-up inside. What an amazing card and a pleasant surprise. Thank you so much, wish I could give extra hearts!
Response: It was really fun to create the card and see the furby come to life . Glad you hosted :)
Comment: Thanks so much for that very cute rabbit card. It was so nicely made and so cute! I love the little Chinese New Year rabbit you included, too. Much appreciated! Cathy
Response: I'm glad you liked it, of course I have live models laying nearby (we have bunnies). Thanks for rating :)
Comment: Thanks for the card and extras. I hope you had fun creating it. Arenโ€™t bats marvellous creatures?
Response: They absolutely are and deserve our respect!
Comment: Hello Nancy! Thank you so much for the awesome goodies in this swap! It is so hard to find textured paper! I love all the little critter things too! Happy swapping! โค
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the envie. I was a bit unsure of me created winter wonderlad scene on the envie, my snow was a little off but it was fun to share. I was hoping the papers looked like bark and rocks so really glad you are excited about them. Thanks for rating.
annim rated for Happy New Year profile decoration on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Sorry, for taking time to rate. I was ill on New Year and must have just forgotten that I hadn't done this.
Response: I hope you're feeling better. I never mind if it takes a bit of time, but after a few weeks I like to check. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome- :)
nadithings rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I love the variation papers and the stamps! Xo nadi
Response: I'm glad it was a good mix for you- thanks for rating :)
Comment: I really enjoyed getting this envie of blue goodies ~ thank you!
Response: You're very welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for your cute hand-cut and hand-drawn bunny card. It is something quite different from what I usually make. It arrived just in time for the new year. Wishing you a happy lunar new year!
Response: I received a swap from you recently, it was lovely but you are right we have very different styles. I love them both. Have a beautiful day!
lilmissthrifty rated for Year of holidays in 1 envie on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: This was a really awesome swap!.you totally nailed my vision! Thanks for all happy everything mail!
Response: I loved this- It would be fun to repeat throughout the year as different people would pick some different holidays.
vigdisblom rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 14, 2023
Response: Hope you enjoy the items- thanks for rating.
quaisoir rated for AMA: Scavenger Hunt PC -Dec on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the postcard Nancy. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: You're welcome, these are always fun to create.
MisplacedfromPA rated for WIYM: It is COLD here... on Jan 6, 2023
Comment: Napping or sleeping in during winter, is my favorite thing to do. Hibernation sounds great. Love your homemade post card. Happy New Year
Response: Its even pleasant for winter yet all I want to do is day sleep til spring! Glad you liked the card :)
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome
kittyhahahotbot rated for AMMM: Merry New Year PC on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Hey Nancy! Awesome, pretty, festive postcard! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love that written 2023.
Response: Kitty always a pleasure :)
Comment: Many thanx for this awesome swap and patience for my tardy rating. Blessings
Response: It happens, as long as it as received, I'm happy to share with partners

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LadyGuenevere on Feb 4, 2023:

Happy Groundhog Day from this late-arriving, procrastinating groundhog who didn't want to be seen, but sends cheer and good wishes! He's off to see if Puxatawney Phil saw his shadow, but either way---6 more weeks of winter if you live in the Northeast. Maybe even a blizzard! ;)

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Meisje on Feb 2, 2023:

Groundhog day decoration




catlingmex on Feb 1, 2023:

Groundhog sketch I made a few years ago.

a groundhog sketch I made in 2010

catlingmex on Feb 1, 2023:

A few years ago I was so excited to see a live groundhog in a park! I wanted to take a photo, but he ran away from me. Only got a shot of him in his hole. peeking groundhog

catlingmex on Feb 1, 2023:

Here's a lino print I made of a dancing groundhog awhile back.

dancing groundhog

ElisaMarcuz on Jan 21, 2023:

Hi Nancy!

Happy New Lunar Year!

I wish you all the best!

Elisa (ElisaMarcuz)

Lovelykarina on Jan 3, 2023:

mchesser12 on Jan 1, 2023:

for: Happy New Year profile decoration

Lovelykarina on Dec 31, 2022:


nancylee on Dec 31, 2022:

Toast with a ghost offbeat New Year image

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