Swap-bot Time: January 28, 2022 11:35 am


Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: January 28, 2022
Birthday: September 28
Country: United States
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Favorite Music

Almost everything: punk, metal, blues, jazz, classical, R&B, not a huge fan of country, though I like some old school artists... I'm not sure how to really fill this out more without randomly listing artists. There truly are many & a list will exclude a lot of things that I like. So, here, in random order & covering decades (if not centuries) an incomplete list: Otep, Silversun Pickups, The Clash, The Ramones, Rob Zombie, Nirvana, Mozart, Sonic Youth, Primus, The Gorillaz, The Deftones, 80's music, 90's music...

Favorite Books

Anything that has something to say, humor, sci fi, history, biographies, some science, modern lit...

Randomly: Christopher Moore, Haruki Murakami, Chuck Pahulniak, biographies, history, art books, photo books, Kafka...

Favorite Crafts

Almost everything: photography, jewelry making, crochet, sewing, embroidery...

I generally use natural materials, unless I am recycling something vintage or found or if I really like the texture/color

I might be fun to try felting (I tried some awhile back & it is fun)

I can't knit :(

love photography, art & music. I have been to many places & would love to visit more. I love graphic design. I take vintage, new & found objects & give them a new purpose, life & story to tell. I love to write when I can. I have a blog & have had articles published on several online craft sites.

Other things I like: gardening & growing things animals journals, notebooks, mail art & zines :)

Favorite Movies

So many, I love movies

Another random list: Moonlight Kingdom, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Casino Royale, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Sean of the Dead, Juan of the Dead, The Big Lebowski, Pan's Labryrinth, Repo Man...

Favorite Television

True Detective, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (the new ones), old British comedies, The Daily Show, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, The Tudors, Heros was great, at least in the beginning, Firefly...

Favorite things

My favorite colors- right now I like bright or chartreuse type greens & bright cherry red (so, not the traditional Christmas red or green), I like khaki green, most greens, pink, oranges, blues (especially turquoise) & sometimes black, but I like other colors, too. There are very few colors I don't like Things I could use: I am currently looking for old math & science textbooks & sheet music or music books, vintage is great, if you can find them or have them lying about Button forms (I like making little embroidered buttons) Twill ribbon (I like using it to make hand embroidered labels) Natural fiber yarn Embroidery thread Vintage buttons, beads, bits & pieces of vintage jewelry Ribbon & fabric (preferably natural fibers/vintage) Vintage cookbooks, game books, math books, music & science books (even if they are in poor condition) Embroidery hoops (especially if they are vintage) & frames Findings & beads (preferably natural materials or vintage) Vintage photos & paper In general: The ocean Music The sky Movies Books Cameras Teapots & tea 'Fancy' coffee drinks Vintage things Geeky stuff


Things I don't really like:

Country music (although, every once in a while I like something old school, like Johnny Cash). Lapsang Souchong & chamomile tea coffee (unless it has lots of stuff in it or it's really concentrated, like Greek coffee) dried fish products knit fabrics, in general. I prefer natural fibers to man made. Children's stickers (I don't hate them, I just don't use them for anything) Plastic beads I don't do scrapbooking, but I do occasionally use some supplies for making other things Plastic Headbands or any hard headband, they hurt & give me headaches Clip-on earrings, I can't wear them (though, I might be able to use them for something else)

Swapping Stuff

Alright, so I don't really want to do this, but it seems that this needs to be said: I'll keep it short, since I really want Swap-Bot to be fun, for myself & for those I swap with. I really make an effort to make & send things that, based on my partners profile, I think they might like & am careful to follow the rules of each swap, as written. When rating, please rate based on the actual rules of the swap & not perceptions or expectations. When I select/make my item, I have only the rules to go by, anything else would be guess work. I will rate you a 5 if you have followed the rules or have made an effort to let me know that you have an issue (I'll give you a heart, if you've made an extra effort). I don't rate based on assumption, expectation (because you can't read my mind, either) or likes/dislikes. I also don't rate based on extras. It's great if you want to send extras, but don't feel like you have to, to get a good rating. I have enough extra stuff lying around to last a lifetime, just ask my husband, if you don't believe me...

While I'm on the subject, sending early is great & appreciated, but sending on the due date is not the same thing as sending late. A last day to send date, is just that, the last day to send. I'd love to send early, but I work & don't have lots of spare time. Just because I sent it on the due date doesn't mean I threw it together at the last moment. I take care in making everything I send. Period. Even if it's not your style.

Lastly, I find a lot of due dates end up being on a Sunday/a postal holiday. Sometimes it's that it's not Sunday/a holiday for the swap host & sometimes it's because of an oversight. In these cases, I may have to send on the next available day.

The postmark date can often be a later date than the ship day. If I drop something off at the post office on Saturday evening, after work, it may not be postmarked until Monday (or Tuesday, if it's a holiday on Monday). It doesn't mean I didn't ship on time.

Disclaimer: You can read on if you wish. I have left these things up as they were important at some point, but please remember that this occurred in 2013 or before. That has been quite some time to keep holding on to the past. For those that need to know, here's my side of the story: 8/7/13 I've decided to leave Swap Bot, for the most part. I'll finish the swaps I've got going & I might join something here & there, but right now, I'm not sure that I'll ever want to do this again. While I've met many friendly & fun people & received some amazing things, I've also met others who have made this a very unpleasant experience, whatever their motivations might be. I don't want to stick around & become part of some smear campaign, be bashed in the forums or elsewhere on the site, in public or in private. I will resend, if you need me to. I take care & put thought into every swap. I send things that, based on your profile, I think you would like, but this is costing me too much time, money, effort & lastly, distress for me to continue. I refuse to be bullied & I refuse to become a bully. Thank you to all those who have been friendly & sent such amazing things!

Anyway, enough negative stuff, Swap-Bot should be fun. For me, the fun is in the surprise & the challenge of the swap. I really want this to be a fun experience, for everyone. Let the swapping begin :)

About Me

*** 8/14/21 MAIL THIEVES! *** We had mail stolen out of our mailbox, again! I have a bunch of torn envelopes, with nothing in them, that my neighbors found. Some, I've identified & contacted the senders, but others, I can't tell what was in them or where they're from. There may be Swap items among the missing items & there may have been things which were not found by neighbors or that did not have addresses on them. Just in case you've sent something recently and haven't been rated yet


lrm1980 rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #1 on Jan 28, 2022
Comment: Oh, I love this awesome handmade card! The hand-stitching is especially beautiful. Thank you!
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R66 on Jan 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you really pretty. I will also do something cool with the card. ❤️
Shuttlebug rated for FTLOC#1 ATC- Winter Theme US Only on Jan 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC!
rkassman rated for AAA: Tea atc with 2 teas USA on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful package! I am super excited to try the chocolate mint tea - it's one of my favorite flavor combos. And the ATC is gorgeous :)
lrm1980 rated for PnS: Your Photo #325448 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful photo pc!
pattiairel rated for TF: Send me Winter on Jan 16, 2022
Comment: I love the scarf!!! I came the day we had -0*. So pretty too 📨📩♥️🌸
Comment: Thank you for the Alice in Wonderland postcard! I agree, the old Mustang cars are great! They just don’t make’em like they used to!
Comment: Reading is also my #1 winter activity :)
ellie rated for FTLOC#1-I forgot i had that-US on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great job you did on the post card that you sent me.Thanks for all the goodies I'm sure it's gonna be fun to play with all of them.
ondrea rated for ABC-USA A is for ATC on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: thanks.
Comment: Thank you for the ordinary art chunk.
Allegrae rated for Art Collab PC #94 (USA) on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks! Cool starter. I look forward to working on it.
suepier rated for ABCUSA ~ PC with a Theme ~ Flowers on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the really nice flower postcard.
Sarrr rated for Stickers and a Sketch - December on Jan 2, 2022
Comment: I was sooo excited to receive your letter! The sketch turned out great, the stickers are beautiful and I’m in love with your handwriting haha Thank you so much! ❤️
DinkySparkle rated for RAKS ~ December on Dec 29, 2021
Comment: Amazing Bigfoot keychain and card! Thank you so much! You went above and beyond to make me very happy! Many hearts for you! ♥️♥️♥️
Comment: Thankyou for the cutest little journals.
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. It is so cute! I love the stitching. Merry Christmas!
KarenLaneWV rated for A.I.- handdrawn ATC - special on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R65 on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely little sketch books.

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BlueberryLady on Jan 8, 2022:

This RAK is for a Sheep Pin from Darn Good Yarn. Winner called 12/30. The darling little Sheep pin arrived today! ! ! Thank you so much..

DinkySparkle on Dec 29, 2021:

Thank you for the RAKs - December Bigfoot keychain and card! Very cool and generous!

RiverTopanga on Nov 17, 2021:

So happy you like the seaweed and other additions (the snail, etc), to the pc. That was a challenging one! 🙂

purple24 on Nov 14, 2021:

Thank you for the Lined Pink Moleskine Journal. It will definitely come in handy. (RAKs Only Oct)

grammypammy on Sep 28, 2021:


Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Pam

chimerix on Sep 3, 2021:

Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful butterfly buttons! I have to find a special project for those and for the others you sent. Aloha!

RAKs only - August

MissPaula on Aug 6, 2021:

Thanks so much for your addition to my surprise collab pc! I love a hand carved stamp and some stitching!

toni on Jul 29, 2021:

Love the postcard prints you sent so much. Many many thanks!

JuneRosebud on Jun 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the DIY strawberry key chain kit RAK on RAKS ONLY USA. Very cute!!

hamsterfarm on Apr 17, 2021:


Welcome to Yarn addicts!

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