Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2020 10:55 pm


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Last Online: December 4, 2008
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
I live in the USA

Ain't Misbehaving

SPECIAL NOTICE I am just coming back up to vertical after TWO WEEKS mostly in bed with an extreme sinus infection that tried (very hard) to be pneumonia. And now (today) they've decided to do some minor surgery tomorrow (12/04) morning. ERGH!!!
Rest assured, if I owe you something it will arrive. I'm putting 'em out as quickly as I can, WITHOUT SHARING my germs at the same time.

I work on a computer all day so I mostly avoid the one at home; however, if you send me a Swap-Bot message you'll get a really quick reply. If I owe you a rating, YELL AT ME. I have grey hair and I'm fine with admitting it doesn't hold in the memory that my brown hair did.

I am an old 50-something :) professional CADDmonkey, working in a large R&D lab. I have 3 indoor cats, a cockatiel, a spousal-unit, and a roommate. I am active in several clubs and like to travel. For fun, I keep up with the Atlanta Braves, read sci-fi novels, bowl on 3 leagues, play board games and cards, and enjoy exploring nature trails in our local parks. I collect old ceramic gravy boats. My favorite colors: Forest Green, Dark Brown, Bright Red. I like citrus-smells and images of dolphins.

Tunes in the Background

I will listen to almost anything for a short time, but my passions are movie/show soundtracks (Matrix, XXX, Phantom, Cats), new age/alternative (Acoustic Alchemy), light jazz (Harry Connick, Jr.), classical (Bach), and current country (Toby Keith).

Where's the popcorn?

I adore movies. My "default DVDs" include The Bridges Over Madison County, For Love of the Game, Armageddon, Out of Africa, Twister, Children of a Lesser God, The Longest Day, The Matrix, I Dreamed of Africa, Dances with Wolves, The Fifth Element, Blade, LadyHawke, The Quiet Man, Meet Joe Black, and The Secretary

Rarely On The Sofa

I don't watch much tv anymore. We usually tape CSI, NCIS, The Unit, and The Amazing Race during the week and watch them on Sat/Sun afternoons. We've also discovered the joy of ad-free tv (aka DVD season collections).

24 hrs per day? R U Sure?

swappersbadgeI love all kinds of things: scrap crafts, sewing (plus-size as a child, I learned early to make most anything), embroidery (not just x-stitch, but "fancy work" too), sketching/water colors, knitting (new to this!), crochet (even newer at this!!), writing (no talent, just desire), and learning new things

News at 11

I'm pretty boring on the surface, but underneath, watch out! I have a blog where ALL those tales are told. So, don't be afraid to "test the edge" of your usual envelopes. I'm pretty cool about most topics/imagery/artforms. ;) My Guilty pleasure? office/school supplies!! I adore stationery.


I am a pagan, ordained, eclectic, and active water witch, locally and with several area circles of pagan-folk. I'm a flamekeeper for Brighid and I teach basic spirituality a couple of times a year for community groups who ask me to. I've been "outta the broomcloset" since I was 40 (yike! that long??) so sometimes I'm lucky and get invited to present topics at Pride events. (old ladies rule, y'know) I have a sacred circle 25ft across in my backyard that's always a favorite place to hang-out.

About ratings

Ratings! Lots of people get my stuff; only the BEST SORTS remember to rate them. PLEASE rate it. I need the closure. :)

As I said above, if I owe you a rating, send me a PM. Sometimes I just forget because I'm ooh'ing and aah'ing so much.

Once there was a list here of swaps I never received. Now it's just too long and too hard to think about. :(

ANGELS among us

cat angel'd the Tattoo Photos Swap, sending such fun pictures to me! dwheeler and several others stepped up to angel in a swap that I hosted. OrigamiGrace angel'd the Daughters are Special Swap when my partner flaked. THANK YOU, Angels!


Sizes: HUGE-O-MONGOUS is always best. :) T-shirts: 2XL (48-50) Necklaces: minimum 20"/50cm Bracelets: 8.5"/21.6cm Slippers/shoes(socks): 10W/11M Dress/Apron: 28W If you need more info, eme: Drawn2BTechnical at aohell.


Jamnj rated for Alphabet ATC;s P Q R USA & Canada on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I am catching up w life. Sorry for the late rating.
Vblarney rated for Background Only on Feb 9, 2009
Comment: No answer to PMs...will change if I receive the swap.
Comment: never received anything, this swap had to be angeled
tinnuwen rated for Runes Themed Swap on Jan 20, 2009
Comment: I will change this as soon as I receive something - please contact me.
AussieSilver rated for "A JOURNAL BOOK SWAP":) on Jan 8, 2009
Comment: I'll changed this as soon as I receive something. Sorry.
Comment: I'm sorry, I think I forgot to rate you
PostMuse rated for Awesome Atheist ATC's on Dec 2, 2008
Comment: Thank you... and apologies for the delay in rating. And thank you also for the bright ephemera bits.
raven rated for Favorite Carousel Animal on Nov 18, 2008
manxkity rated for Muse ATC swap on Nov 5, 2008
Comment: Wonderful card- as always I love what you send me :-)
Response: Awww, thank you. And thank you for the heart too.
MissMayhem rated for Awesome Atheist ATC's on Nov 4, 2008
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful ATC's!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart!
CelestialFreak rated for Halloween Apron Swap on Oct 28, 2008
Comment: Very nice! Thanks! Plenty of room, I feel like I'm wearing a dress when I wear it. It's no skimpy apron. Very cute and very practical! I'll wear it happily!
Response: I aimed for the whole "cover me tip to toe" thing because I like that myself. I also thought the reversibility would be more useful across the whole of the seasons. ;)
Comment: thanks for the card you made....sorry for the delay rating you I had the card in my binder with all the others and did not realized that I had not rated the artist ... love the collage style, Luz
Response: Cool. Thank YOU for the heart.
myhalfofthebrain rated for Postcard Swap on Oct 18, 2008
Comment: it's not hard to believe that you got 'chosen' rather than the other way around. i really enjoyed learning about your experience and thanks, too, for the link to more info about Brighid
Response: Sometimes my "will" is just way too bullheaded for my own good! LOL Thanks for the heart.
manxkity rated for Postcard Swap on Oct 18, 2008
Comment: I love the Brighid's Cross. I keep one in my car at all times :-) Thanks for the great card! Bright Blessings!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
spiderlady rated for Nanowrimo Inspiration Deck. on Oct 17, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the extras and decorating the deck!~
Response: Thank you for the heart. I enjoyed this swap alot. I can't wait to see my deck. :)
agonysdecay rated for Wizards and Witches ATC on Oct 7, 2008
Comment: Cadlady! Thanks so much for the very imaginative ATCs! You had a neat idea for these, not your run of the mill witches or wizards! These are very well done and fun! Thanks again! ♥
Response: You should see the aftermath. LOL I did all the trimming while sitting in my truck waiting for my SO to get off work. Talk about TEENSY BITS! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Wow..What a wonderful atc.I just love it...It has already taken it's place in my collection..Cool LH on the envie..Clever ideal,, Great tattoo extras,,I Thank you with a heart
Response: Yay. Thank you for the heart.
sstudebaker17 rated for Mottos, Otto! on Sep 30, 2008
Comment: I loved your ATC and the info about Charlestown. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I enjoyed this swap too.
twobluecrows rated for Non-Paper ATC on Sep 27, 2008
Comment: Love the Lion on acrylic! The collaged one is fascinating, and my hubby enjoyed both, too! Thanks
Response: My spousal-unit tried to swipe the lion. I'm glad you liked it. This swap was a stretch for me.
Comment: Hi, I received JK&L and love them all. They are awesome!! Thank you so much ;-) N
Response: :) You are welcome. Thank you for the heart.

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abbyaguas on Sep 30, 2013:

raven on Mar 28, 2009:

I am so sorry to have to ban you from the Monthly ATC Swappers group,,Your ratings has dropped to low as group rules states..I can see from your past ratings something must have happened.. I made it the group rules and I have to live by them.. I wish you good luck and hope you get this all fixed and return back to the group...Raven

raven on Dec 9, 2008:

new year It's never to early to start wishing you have a Happy New Year ..form Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers group

AussieSilver on Dec 4, 2008:

Thank you for the special notice. I hope you feel better soon!

soulie on Oct 28, 2008:

CadLady, thank you so much for the angel swap (photography postcards). The halloween props on your front yard is cool! Thanks again :)

FingersInc on Oct 18, 2008:

CADLady received jnaos's traveling journal today, 10/18. Can't wait to find some time to read everybody's info. Love the halloween towel ! Thank you so much !

tinnuwen on Oct 9, 2008:

Hiya and welcome to my Runes Themed Swap! :D Naurwen

FingersInc on Oct 6, 2008:

Hearts and 5s to you for "angel-ing" me in the the MNO ATC swap. And a special thank you for the "extras" also, I can always use the papers for notes to put in with my swaps. So glad to hear that you like the pages in your journal I added. This is a fun adventure, and I can't wait to get my own journal back some day.

raven on Oct 2, 2008:


OlcSylvia on Sep 24, 2008:

Jnaos journal is on its way to your P.O.Box. It is huge!!! Have fun with it.

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