Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2021 2:16 pm


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: July 23, 2021
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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Because It's All About Me

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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.)


sakura15 rated for ILK-pop!: What I am listening to on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for swapping with me and sharing some songs I hadn't heard before. The video of The Real was funny - I hadn't heard of them before! Twice are so cute. I used to have this song on my playlists and would bop out to it in the car haha. Oh my gosh Psycho! So good. I've heard some great covers too. LA DI DA is such a catchy track in fact I want to go listen to it right now haha. Anyway thanks again for swapping with me :) I will be compiling my list to send out tomorrow night.
Response: And thank you for hosting! I love getting new goodies to listen to. =D
YooperHill rated for AM: Is that...Hello Kitty??? on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Opps! Sorry! I did receive your art! Thank you so much!
Response: lol No worries. Thanks for swapping with me, I hope you had fun. =D
cherlita rated for ILK-pop!: What I am listening to on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your playlist (and introducing me to gen 4 songs, I only know aespa lol)! I love love love Psycho, it's been on my repeat a lot last year ^^
Response: lol It was a Psycho kinda year, huh? =D
Kookielove rated for ILK-pop!: What I am listening to on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the playlist and the YouTube links ~ I look forward to listening to them all.
Response: My pleasure! I love these swaps. =D
sal410cat rated for ILK-pop!: What I am listening to on Jul 20, 2021
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 30 mini memos on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Yay, thank you for all the mini memos! Again, a lot of new sheets I haven't gotten yet. Thank you so much!
Response: Happy to add to the madness. =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 20 LARGE memos #3 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Pattie, thank you so much for the large memo sheets. Quite a few I didn't have already and happy to add to my collection. Thank you!
Response: Woot! New-to-you FTW!!!
sakura15 rated for ILKpop: Ma fav on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: So catchy!! I get what you mean about it being hard to answer your phone. My alarm is the instrumental for a BTS song. Do you like Stray Kids? I feel like they might have a similar vibe to this song you shared.
Response: I do like them! Excellent suggestion. And thanks for joining my swap. =D
oceanofclouds rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: So disappointing that fame comes at such a high price! Thanks for the laugh and the fun swap activity.
Response: Thanks for joining, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I did toooooooooo!
danatropicana rated for ILKpop: Ma fav on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Great song and iconic video! Just astounding! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the great swap!
Response: Truly my pleasure! Thanks for swapping with me.
Cgscdy rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: I do hope next time you take my suggestions 😂 MARCO
Response: Nope! POLO!!
Tessssssa rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: *puts mask over nose, makes a cup of tea to read 16! comments MARCO!
Response: POLO!
ÇisnerosV rated for Summer Solstice/Litha PC Swap on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing, and teaching me something new.
Response: Thanks for joining my swap. =D
laurenaraya rated for KSU: 20/20/20 on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: thank you for all the lovely goodies!
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for joining my swap. =D
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 20 Bunnies thru the mail on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: thank you! i loved your note what ever pen you used for it is amazing! I freaked out a bit about the bonbonribbon memos thank you!
Response: WOOT! Freaking my partners out is a life goal!!
JtttK rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #26 on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Always happy to get your goodies, thanks again!
Response: Always a pleasure to share! =D
Comment: Yay, more mail and all arrived perfectly. Thank you so much for all the goodies, Pattie! Can't wait to go through them.
Response: I hope you find the goodies of your dreams. =D
Comment: Thank you for all the sticker flakes!!! Yay!
Response: Ma fav!!!
Comment: LOL, I totally know what you mean. This week, my partners were you and Danielle. So I tried to stagger them so it doesn't look like I'm sending 2 envelopes to somewhere when I could have put them together, lol. Anyways, thank you for all the goodies again! I enjoy looking through them.
Response: I'm thrilled you're still enjoying and not thinking... more??? lol
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Pattie, thank you so much for all the goodies. Thank you also for packaging the sheets in a plastic sleeve! It rained so much and the front of your envie was already damp by the time I got it. Whew! Love it all and everything was good!
Response: Glad it arrived unharmed!

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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.

asddsa28 on Feb 28, 2021:

thank you!!! all the korean memos omg I love them!!!! you to kind

manders2280 on Feb 27, 2021:

Omurice! Lots and lots of omurice!!! And in such a beautiful envelope! Thank you!!!

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