Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2021 1:09 am


Date Joined: September 2, 2011
Last Online: August 27, 2015
Birthday: July 16, 1958
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 50-mumble woman living on my own for the first time since my early 20s. Quite an experience. I have a balance disability and cannot work, so spend a lot of time knitting, reading, on my computer or doing various other crafts. I have two kitties, Clementine and Ezekiel who are the loves of my life, oh, and my name is Andrea, called Ande by my friends, which I consider you, now that you're reading my profile ;)

I had to leave Swap-Bot abruptly in 2012 and did not fulfill my last four swaps. I am attempting to contact the recipients I should have sent to in hopes of making some small amends for flaking. I hope to get back into swapping, if the Swap-Bot gods smile on me.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, pottery, embroidery/crewel, quilting, sewing, writing, crochet (when I have to)

Favorite Music

60s-80s mostly. Rock and singer/songwriters


Buttons, yarn, trims/embellishments, embroidery patterns/floss, yarn, fabric, yarn (you get the idea)

Stuff for papercrafts - don't do much of them, but might if I had stuff. I have some rubber stamps, but don't know what to do with them....

Zines. Would love some zines.

Colors: Earthtones and blue.


Risque/sexually themed items, "country" decor, Precious Moments or any other themed tchotchkes. Witches, vampires, ghouls and ghosts. Scented stickers/notepaper/letters.

Colors: Red, pink, white and any 'neon' color

Favorite Books

Cozy mysteries, Sherri Tepper, Joseph C. Lincoln books

Favorite Television

All time - Hill St. Blues, Star Trek Next Generation, Barney Miller

Current - CSI, Bones, Criminal Minds

Other pertinent info

My household is neither pet- or smoke-free and since swap organizers have no control over who is assigned to who in swaps, I apologize if my swap smells a bit smoky or has a stray hair from my beloved kitties. I will wash any washable items prior to sending, and any purchased items will be immediately put into a ziplock to minimize exposure to smoke or pet hair.

I collect...

Antiques, buttons (including antique buttons), paperweights, stamps, watercolor paintings (love, love watercolors)


Drinkable likes - chamomile tea, hot chocolate, flavored coffees

Edible likes - Chocolate (real stuff, not Palmer or other 'discount' chocolate flavored chocolate), nuts, crackers, old-fashioned candies

Drinkable dislikes - anything alcoholic, green tea, anything minty.

Edible dislikes - anchovies, marzipan, any snacks from the dollar stores that aren't major brands.


pbcquiltlover rated for Email 40 questions - you help! on Nov 12, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great read!
Syn1226 rated for Itty-Bitty Button Inchie on Oct 4, 2015
Comment: I sent you a message in fair warning.
urbexarchaeology rated for Itty-Bitty Button Inchie on Oct 1, 2015
Comment: I did not receive an inchie from you for this swap, you haven't replied to my PM, nor have you been on swap-bot since late August.
SamiE rated for Fortune Cookie ATC on Sep 29, 2015
Comment: You never answered my message about the swap not being received. Sorry for the rating.
3rinn rated for Blackout poetry ATC int. *2 on Sep 15, 2015
Comment: Missed the deadline. I messaged your several days after the deadline to check if everything was ok, Message was never read or replied to, Never received the Blackout Poetry ATC's.. I am rating a 1...
Eri rated for Cat ATC #4 on Aug 25, 2015
Comment: Thanks for a Cat ATC. Your patchworked cat is awesome!
missxkay rated for IL: Ocean Themed Inchies on Aug 25, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the AMAZING inchies! :)
aprilivy rated for Email 40 questions - you help! on Aug 23, 2015
MsKuky rated for Studio Ghibli ATC swap on Aug 22, 2015
Comment: Andrea, thank you for my lovely Jiji, love the work you did with it. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings.
kimt1989 rated for My last 5 on Aug 22, 2015
Comment: Thanks for your answers
missmuffcake rated for Itty-bitty teensie craft! on Aug 21, 2015
Comment: thank you for the washcloth as well as the cute stitching. i used the cloth on my face last night and put the stitching on my tiny collection shelf!
Spunthread rated for Itty-bitty teensie craft! on Aug 21, 2015
Comment: Thanks! so cute :)
ferretqueen rated for My last 5 on Aug 21, 2015
Comment: enjoyed ur my last 5
HeartElfGrey rated for My last 5 on Aug 20, 2015
Comment: I drooled a little bit at the carrot cake. My favorite cake. Thanks for sharing!
smokeandmirrors rated for My last 5 on Aug 19, 2015
Comment: Great answers thanks!
chaari rated for My last 5 on Aug 19, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
ariestess rated for Email 40 questions - you help! on Aug 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
mb58ca rated for The Days Of My Life - July on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: Andrea, I LOVE how you did your calendar! That's awesome ;) I think I'll adopt that for my next one. And thanks for the paper extras.
Comment: You sure got one Heck of a perfectly lovely poem out of that tiny piece of text. Absolutely love it! Thanks so much.
Response: It was from a book about the 1918 influenza. I'm amazed I could find anything!
missxkay rated for PINK Inchies on Jul 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely felt inchies! :)

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bramblefae on Oct 2, 2015:

Hi! It does not look as if you've been around, and I hope that everything goes well for you.

If you do come around, please let me know, at least, that you received the inchie I sent. Thank you.

daichki on Sep 11, 2015:

Hello, please check out my message.

TurtleSoup76 on Aug 30, 2015:

I sincerely hope (I do mean it) that you are not experiencing a health issue (hinted at via your profile) But it's not hard to find people (aka cat lovers) on Facebook and see that you are not dead and but obviously incapable of responding to a SIMPLE request of just letting me know that you received my ATC. Seriously. I don't even care about the ratings anymore. Sounds to me like you might be another flaker hunkering down to screw people out of their and creative items that takes people time. But HEy.. HAPPY SWAPPING!

TurtleSoup76 on Aug 27, 2015:

Hi Ande, just wondering if my Cat ATC arrived. I mailed it on August 14th. Hoping it arrived in good condition. Happy Swapping! Andrea

RooBaRoo on Aug 24, 2015:

Hi! I received your electronic swap "my last 5", however, your name is not in my " partners to rate" ... Maybe there is some confusion

TallieH on Aug 11, 2015:

I'm glad you like all the die cuts. I think the anchor came form Jo-Ann fabrics, they have a $1 area near the washi tapes and it came in a pack of various die cuts. I don't remember where the beach blanket came from, sorry!

daichki on Jul 21, 2015:

Thank you for your ATC and your letter via "Swap Tag!".

knclodge on Dec 20, 2011:

Hi Ande, Your ATC will be featured on You-tube in another hour or so. Candace

art3osb on Dec 17, 2011:

Hi Ande. Want to introduce myself since we are Show Off Your Town partners. I'm Angel from OH. I'm excited about this project and looking forward to seeing NJ photos. I've never been there.

PixelPixie on Oct 17, 2011:

I am glad Clementine liked her toys. Happy to have made a not so good day, just a wee bit brighter! Happy swapping! :0)

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