Date Joined: April 22, 2012
Last Online: August 10, 2016
Birthday: November 10
Country: United States
I am happily married to a most wonderful guy. We like to camp, travel, ride bikes, kayak, hike, dance, read, garden, build things and enjoy our families. I have two grown children and two grandchildren who I get to see often.
I am a recently retired school librarian which leads to the fact that I love to read and my taste in reading is widespread - fiction for all ages, biographies, history, philosophy, memoirs and classics.
I am a paper addict - I love paper of all weights, textures, colors and uses. I also have a vast collection of notebooks and journals - I try to avoid the Dollar bins at Michaels because I know there will be several journals there that I won't be able to resist cause they're so pretty or funky and they're only a dollar! I also love making books and boxes and origami. Stationery is another favorite thing of mine and I like to send and receive mail - which is why I am at Swap-bot. I am interested in trying other types of art media and have a collection of art journaling books that are inspiring me as I learn more about it. I enjoy quilting and have a fabulous collection of fabric. My latest passion is Zentangle - I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher in October of 2011 and currently teach classes several times a month. I could tangle all day if there weren't other things that needed to be done.
Paper in all its forms, textures and colors
Black and white prints (paper or fabric)
Fairy tale pictures, memorabilia, stories
Postcards of anything especially art prints
Bright, clear colors
small containers with lids
flower pictures (photos you've taken)
herbal, green & black teas
coffee (with caffeine)
recipes (I love to cook)
books (can't resist used book stores)
little glass figures
Authors Jane Austen, Alexander McCall Smith, Ann Patchett, Patricia Cornwall, John Steinbeck, Nevada Barr, Bill Bryson, Barbara Kingsolver, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle (love mysteries) I also like Memoirs, Biographies and autobiographies. Nonfiction like Isaac's Storm, The Children's Blizzard, The Devil in the White City, Into Thin Air, A Walk in the Woods
Sports stuff (only watch Packer games)
School related things
Holiday related items
I am really getting into making ATCs and art journaling. I love making things with paper, fabric and beads. I do some sewing and quilting but usually on a small scale due to space limitations. I am open to new paper crafting and will probably try inchies and twinchies, dotees and paper fans in the near future. I love making cards and boxes - origami intrigues me, but I look for more practical things to fold like envelopes and boxes rather than animals.
I love getting mail and I love sending things to make my partners smile. I have collected a lot of stuff over the years and I am happy to share it (it is a slow declutter process), but if I notice that you like to do a craft that I have an abundance of supplies for, I will very likely include some with the swap item. I like to include a few extras and I hope it will make for a happy mail day.
I sincerely put a lot of effort in the things I send out and I hope that it is appreciated. If you don't receive a swap from me, please let me know, so that I can correct the problem. I do want to spread swapping happiness.
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