Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2022 2:07 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2014
Last Online: February 15, 2018
Birthday: August 12, 1967
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Sherry!

Due to personal reasons, I've taken a leave from the bot. Once I get things sorted, I hope to return. :)

I'm the member of some wonderful groups, but couldn't find one for fibers, so I made one - Hell's Grannies! If you are a fiber addict, please join us. :)

I'm a high school art teacher, nerd, and fiber collector. I hate anime, but love all things star trek, star wars, bab 5, doctor who, etc.

My favorite animals are owls, elephants, and mice.

My favorite color is chartreuse and I love greens. Favorite color combo is turquoise and royal blue. I dislike browns and oranges. I have a huge paper and fiber collection, I hate to use it.... I just like to look at it and pat it sometimes. :/ I'm a colored pencil snob and love trying new ones - Lyra are my favorite currently. I love watercolor pencils and any with creamy lay down. Watercolor is my favorite media, it formerly was colored pencils.

I'm playing with found paper now and love weird ads and vintage books. Especially any type of "How to be a good woman" things - as an ardent feminist they crack me up and I repurpose them into my work.

Politically, I'm an dedicated supporter of social causes. I'm pro choice, pro human rights, and pro education. Any vintage materials that are counter to that - super politically incorrect items - I use for my work. Again, for reference...... check my etsy store - design work.

I'm not religious, but am spiritual. I believe all religions are one and should exist in peace, but we just get it wrong as imperfect beings. Sounds hippie, I know.... I like the spiritual component, just not the intolerance that seems to be bred by many religious institutions. Please DO NOT send me anything religious.

In my artwork, I love water imagery and enjoy things like that. My favorite artist is Goya, I love his subversive spirit.

As a fat girl, I love chocolate (dark only when combined with raspberry) and am a cheese fanatic. I don't eat onions, tomatoes, or lettuce. I won't eat fruit, but I love fruit flavors, especially cherry, grape, and lemon. The smell of peaches and sweet potatoes makes me Ill.

For beverages, I always joke that I only drink water and hard liquor. No coffee, no tea, about once a month, I have a soda pop.

I love tulips and peonies, the smell of clean sheets is my favorite. :)

I have an etsy store that shows off my original photos, drawings, design work, shirts, cards, and fiber arts. Stop by and gander at my weird sense of humor. ;) Click the etsy link above to visit me. I've also started posting my swaps, art, and photos on flickr, the link is above as well.

I am constantly knitting and would love to learn to spin. My daughter says I'm spending her college fund on yarn. She's only half joking.....

I hope that helps. :) message me if you have questions. I'm also open to private swaps for art or etsy items if we have similar tastes.

Flakers and nonraters

@debmitch - May Mail Art - Decorate the Envelope - Snail Pens and EZ Swap group - group founder, swap hostess, and partner. No response to messages and actively posting on other social media. SEVEN MONTHS LATER - she found a 7 year old to color on an envelope, stuck some cut paper bits and teacher stickers in it and sent. She "fulfilled" the swap. She was rated a 3 because I got something, no matter how little effort was involved.

@Cloudgdurl1986 flaked on this swap Now back as @UrbanPrincessCali behaving nastily, retalirating and badgering people into changing ratings.

Piia Välitalo (Loimu @loimu - International Chocolate Swap #4 - claims to have sent twice, nothing received. Angeled by the wonderful swap host, @ChelseaDagger :D

nonraters @Maysagi6499 - May Sagi - hosted "urban View Photography #1" had me send twice...... never received in return, did not rate either. Waiting on the Two weeks to run out so I can rate her a one. And DONE - Flaker #3.

@mebanham - nonrater - for the this swap despite my sending multiple messages and posting on her wall. She's been on since I've done both and hasn't answered.


After having had a run of REEEEAAAALLLLY late senders, I'm adding this section. If you are running late, please message me. I do the same, I try to send things right away after partners are assigned. But a couple of times, life happened and I ran late.

If I have NOT RATED you, it is because I have not received it. I ALWAYS RATE, usually right away. I certainly don't mind people asking if swaps have arrived either! :)


If you are someone encouraging your child to create art by joining swap-bot, please join children friendly swaps that state the art should be made by the child. I only join adult swaps, so if i receive anything made by a child (or underage swapper - because swap-bot is an 18+ only site), I will not consider it as the swap, I will consider it a random gift. It will not be rated and I will assume I will receive the actual swap under separate cover.

If you have an artistic child, and wish to include an extra from your child or let them draw on what would otherwise be a plain envelope - I'd find THAT wonderful and charming. :)

Thanks for understanding.


is the Herpes of the Arts and Crafts world - once you get it, you can't get rid of it.

Don't send.



Comment: Love love love the amazing dino 'pelt' scarf :) I can RAWR on the inside when I wear it -- except the RAWR feels more like a warm purr. Thanks, and thank you for signing up!
rngstgstll rated for HG: November Nar Wars on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: Love the Leia Narwhal! It has been a busy and difficult year and I look at her and think of heroes :) I have kept her next to the computer, but think that she is now ready to find a more permanent spot to gently poke me into daily Resistance using whatever Force I can muster! Thanks so much :)
pahasiga rated for HG: Try a Stitch May 2017: Cable on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the mug cozy!
Comment: Thankee-sai!
aspens rated for Magical Mystery Swap on Jun 4, 2017
Comment: What a creative interpretation! I love it! Thank you for hosting & taking the time to work on your piece. I love her dress so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! It was fun to do. Those are my favorite swaps.
pahasiga rated for HG: Try a Stitch: Brioche Stitch on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the scarf! It is so soft, and clings so lovingly around my neck! Too bad that we have been promised a hot (for April) wave day after tomorrow. But I promise I will not let it to be eaten by moths before next winter!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. It's not wool based, so it should be good and moth resistant. The lightweight fiber and open weave should make it goodthrough a breezy day, and for warmer days, it should be long enough to multiple wrap it!
Comment: Thank you for such a great kid card!!! And I'm with you about the coming days of yuck!
Response: I'm glad it arrived and you liked it. :)
Comment: Thanks for the awesome set of heart garlands! Also, thanks for resending and who knows what happened to #1.
Response: You are welcome! I'm glad this one managed to arrive after it's wacky round trip and a predecessor that decided to go into witness protection.
Comment: Thanks for the swap! I can't even comprehend why she wanted this position--she is so clueless.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I don't either.... She just wants to dismantle education I guess and It's eating me up. The kids are going to pay the price for her vanity.
Comment: Love the yarn--and the pattern rocks! Thanks!
Response: I'm so glad..... I took a chance with the yarn. But it was yummy and now we will have matching socks! :D
SilverD rated for DAD: Pulp Fiction Style Book Covers on Feb 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you. The new pulp fiction. I actually got through the first book but just couldn't take the story line anymore; so didn't read the rest. I was surprised they could make a movie out of the book!
Response: My husband teaches middle school and one of his students asked him if he was going to see it because he REALLY was looking forward to it! He told me that and my jaw dropped open!
ScrappyLisa rated for DAD: Have a Heart on Feb 6, 2017
Comment: Snappy card! Love it!
Response: Thanks! It's one of my faves :)
chabbywabbit rated for NH: Cat Lovers Postcard on Jan 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!! I loved those cat eyes.
Response: glad you liked it! Thank you :)
marissa477 rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - Jan on Jan 24, 2017
Comment: Hi Sherry, thank you for the hand drawn postcard. It's beautiful.
Response: I'm glad you like it, it was fun to do ! :)
Comment: ❤Sherry I loved the Cynara Cardunculus "Wild Artichoke" PC and the Martin Luther King quote! Thank you.❤
Response: I'm so glad. I hoped you would like that one, artichokes are one of my favorites and I LOVE botanical prints. :)
fishsteak rated for It's a FOPS Christmas on Jan 9, 2017
Comment: Just got back to my school mailbox today. Sorry I couldn't rate sooner, but I loved everything like I thought I would! My favorites are the notecard and the 'cut a bitch' postcard. They made me laugh out loud. Thanks so much for sharing some of your work with me!
Response: I'm so glad you got liked them! I hoped they'd be your "cup of tea". :) Enjoy
Comment: What a great idea buying books. It was great that they were able to get more books through the book fair.
Response: Thanks! I had something else in mind and my friend mentioned her book fair, so I decided to do it. They raised so much money. It was a blessing for her school. :) Season's Greestings!
OrigamiGrace rated for It's a FOPS Christmas on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Love the card, love the postcards! Have a great holiday!
Response: I'm glad it finally arrived! I've been anxiously awaiting it's delivery. :) Season's Greetings!
Lisapotterylady rated for Ceramic Ornament on Dec 20, 2016
Comment: Its wonderful ~ I love how you put the glass and clay together!.... I've done some of that in the past and took some glass fusing classes a couple of years ago so sure would like to do more of that kind of work. Thanks for going through so much effort to get it done!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safely and that you like it. I did several different styles as trials and I sent my favorite. :) Season's Greetings!
ScrappyLisa rated for DAD: Happy Holidays Card on Dec 13, 2016
Comment: Super fun! Adored the cute cat!!
Response: thanks! happy holidays :)

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sabbysteg on May 3, 2017:

Daaaaaang, you went there.

sabbysteg on Jan 27, 2017:

Hi Sherry! I am trying to improve my mood by improving the moods of others by leaving cheery/encouraging notes. I hope your students are making progress towards taking their AP tests and that you aren't pulling your hair out too much over it. Have a good weekend!

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MissMichellesJourney on Dec 5, 2016:

Um just because she has difficulties in some areas doesnt mean her art isnt professional looking enough. She does amazing work, some people have even bought her artwork... if she didnt have physical and mental disabilities she would be offered scholarship to good art schools and would have been offered work with a animation company or gaming company up in our area. And even if its not to peoples liking I will not let her on to see the comments without me checking them first. She is over 18 shes able to act a bit older in some areas in life. We try not to limit her

MissMichellesJourney on Dec 4, 2016:

Thank you for your concern but we are on here for the art portion. She is above 18 but has learning disabilities so she doesnt spell as well. So I was helping fill it out. She can complete the swaps herself. Thanks again

phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

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