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BethiquaC

BethiquaC
Date Joined: June 25, 2020
Last Online: January 16, 2021
Birthday: May 31
Country: United States

About Me

Updated: 1/9/21:

I love crafting, art, camping, cooking, hiking, coffee, yoga and books! The types of crafts I enjoy are counted cross-stitch, anything Cricut related, knitting, and I am desperately trying to learn how to sew, although I don't make enough time for it. Newest craft: improvisational quilting which I love! My goals for the winter are to actual try and sew every weekend and to re-learn the ukulele which I played in a choir as a kid (I grew up partially in Hawaii).

For cooking, I currently love my air fryer, my cast iron skillet and as a working mom, my crockpot is my bff. I love to try new things - especially with flavored vinegars and olive oils. I am less great at baking. I've been vegan and vegetarian in the past, but I do eat meat now, but have some great non-meat recipes to share. I'm not the biggest baker in the world - I prefer savory to sweet overall, but the occasional cookie/bread/pie is fun too, especially around the holidays.

I've spent the past 9 months trying to improve my drawing skills by doodling and/or sketching daily. I enjoy the work of Lisa Congdon a lot (and have taken some online classes with her), and my favorite supplies are Micron pens and colored pencils. I’m learning to use gouache these days. I've also been experimenting a ton with mixed media and paper collage which has been a lot of fun!

It's all about coffee all of the time. I love tea too - I like most flavors of tea, loose and bagged and trying new and exotic flavors. I currently do not need any green teas.

I love music - particularly 80s-00s rock, some country, and 1980s/90s movies and TV shows. These bands run from REM, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Def Leppard, DMB to Billy Joel, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, John Denver and The Monkees. I also love Demi Lovato, Tegan and Sara, Jess Glynne and Broadway shows such as Rent, West Side Story, Miss Saigon Ha, Les Mis & Hamilton, If/Then to name a few. Live music is one of my favorite pre-pandemic activities.

Things I love:

Animals that have special meaning to me are llamas, foxes, flamingos, and penguins.

Themes & patterns I love: Typewriters Pineapples Sunglasses Vintage 1960s-1970s patterns of any sort Bold geometrics Rainbows Camping Lunar and celestial

Other passions: Farmers' markets Overpurchasing craft/arts supplies Board, card and dice games 1960s/1970s vintage décor My 1855 farmhouse Yoga Peloton Cookbooks Jigsaw puzzles Anything that has my name spelled correctly (Elisabeth, although I typically go by Beth)

I've never met a bookstore that I didn't like - and I typically have a stack of 8-10 books that I need to read. I usually read fiction, short story, memoir and YA. Some of my favorite books are Never Let Me Go, Elsewhere, The Diary of Anne Frank, Station Eleven, and Before the Coffee Gets Cold. I also love UK magazines such as Flow & Daphne's Diary, and I spend entirely too much on subscribing to them.

I don’t get to watch a ton of TV and rarely movies with my work schedule but I’ve been enjoying binges of Younger, Upload, the Crown, Marvel’s Runaways, Letterkenny and Schitt’s Creek.

Dedicated animal rescuer to two pitbull mixes and 8 cats, queer lesbian-identifying single parent to 3 amazing tween, teen & young adult humans, pre-pandemic world traveler to 37 states and over 20 countries & excited to send and receive real mail! I work in the healthcare field and higher education - both of which are extremely stressful and crafting, letter writing and books are the way that I try and practice self-care.

I just started a 300 hour yoga teacher certification and am spending a lot of my free time depending my understanding of meditation, pranayama, Ayurvedic and asana.

Swap Likes (anything listed above plus): Themes: anything animal, food, book, music, travel, 🏳️‍🌈 related, related to Hawaiian or Swiss culture (2 of my cultural homes). Brightly Patterned & bold paper ATCs Washi Tape Stickers - all sizes and most themes, except infant/toddler/school/reward oriented/Disney/planner Folded Notecards w/Envelopes Stationary Ribbon Mid-century design Modern art (Pollack, Rothko, Haring etc.) Tea (except chamomile), instant flavored coffees Mini-books Pens Anything with thoughtful quotes Craft-related Yoga-related

For writing/poetry I don’t mind dark themes, dirty limericks, innuendo, farce or cursing! (With COVID-19 trying time avoid anything pandemic related). Not a huge fan of horror/gore.

Food issues: I recently had an allergic reaction and have to avoid mushrooms for the time being, so no recipes including those for now - sorry!

Dislikes: Anything related to animal cruelty, guns, significant gore/horror, proselytizing in anyway, random little bits of paper, playing cards, clowns, glitter, confetti

Right now, I am excited to learn more about Swapbot and am focusing on ATCs, flash fiction, cooking, reading, letter writing and anything else that inspires creativity and community.

Ratings

olenaspicer rated for Private Swap: Beth and Olena on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: I received the envelope today! What an awesome swap - thank you, Beth, so much! I love each ATC that you have created, and I really enjoyed reading your about your inspiration behind each one. I am very happy to have your lovely cards in my collection. Your hand drawn cup turned out so cool.
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Comment: Thanks so much---I found several new books to add to my wishlist!
kizzlets rated for Random Question Swap #6 on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: So funny that you mentioned you remember your friends phone number!! My mom remembers our house phone number from years ago, but can't even remember my damn birthday lol!
chendaleh rated for My Darling Quarantine on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the goodies :-)
askgaw rated for Christmas advent calendar day 19+20 on Jan 10, 2021
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Comment: Better late than never! Thank you for the great selection of gifts. They really made my day and I didn’t have to wait to open them! :D
Drachenfrau rated for Interest me no. 88 on Jan 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Beth! The page was very interesting to read! Will take a look, if we have it at work (library). Stay safe and happy 2021! ☺️
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome ATC and note card. I will be writing back soon!
Response: Awesome, I look forward to it!
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Comment: Thank you so much! Violet already stole the drawing you made of the hedgehog and the bookmarks have mysteriously disappeared... Your list gave me lots of ideas. I have a bunch of domestika classes I bought when they were $10 each and I think you've inspired me to start taking them!
Response: Aw! The hedgehog is an easily doodle that I bet Violet could replicate. I'm happy to message you the link with instructions (I taught my kiddos).
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Comment: I enjoyed the happy 80’s jokes & the balls quote! 🥳 Happy New Year!
Bookaunt rated for December 2020: What Did You Read? on Jan 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your email. The Holiday Greetings book sounds good to me.
junemoon rated for December 2020: What Did You Read? on Jan 3, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for promptly sending you list. Happy new year and may you find many more books to enjoy either by ear or eye.
nanadiana rated for A Note For You # 80 on Jan 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty hello card and tuck-ins. So cute! I love Bozeman. I grew up in the Great Falls area and we go back often to visit family. When we can travel again, I'd love to travel to your area. I usually cross-stitch pictures but have done Christmas ornaments before. When I was cleaning I found several pictures that were almost complete, so I've been working on those. My mom was a quilter and I cherish the pieces that I have of hers. I bet your cross-stitch stocking is beautiful, sounds like a big project! Good luck with it! Take care!
Response: Happy Crafting and next time you're in Bozeman, have some blueberry ice cream for me. :)
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thequilterslink rated for ATCs - Profile Surprise on Dec 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cute Atc. Good luck with your quilting!
Tuutis rated for Christmas advent calendar day 17+18 on Dec 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap. ❤️
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely gifts. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
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Comment: thank you for the wrapped gifts, I love them all. hope you have a peaceful and happy Christmas!
Pei04 rated for November 2020: What Did You Read? on Dec 19, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your books. I will definitely check "The guest list" out. Sounds like an interesting book that I'd like :)
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Comment: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed reading your list!

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