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Changeling

Changeling
Original Member
Last Online: October 19, 2017
Birthday: August 27
Country: United States
Library Thing!
My nature adventures blog

About Me

Hi everyone!

Thank you for reading my profile. I guess I could describe myself as 85 percent nerd and 15 percent hippie. ;)

I've been on swap-bot for years and before that swapped through the group Nervousness. I'd rather do a few swaps that are special to me than lots of quick swaps.

I founded the Old School Skills group for people who like a traditional and sustainable way of life. And I founded Library Ladies for those of us who work in libraries and who study library science. Please join us in these groups if they match your interests!

My interests are reading, hiking, vege cooking, gardening, tea, friends & family, cross-stitch, creative and nonfiction writing, more reading, nature walks and nature journaling, pen palling, and my five cats. I'm a big history and mythology buff with a special interest in fairy lore, Appalachian ballads, and ghost stories.

I am a Special Collections Librarian in the beautiful Shenandoah Vally of Virginia. I love libraries, archives, and museums.

I like about everything pleasant scent-wise and don't have allergies. I collect miniature pottery, interesting stones, owl stuff, beckoning cats, fu dogs, bat stuff, figurines of mice, paper ephemera, and religious art of all faiths. I like to burn candles and incense.

I'm a huge fan of handmade soap, especially goat milk soap. I like all scents but not so much citrus.

After having my genetics analyzed and finding out that I have a high normal percentage of Neanderthal gene variants, I am now into Neanderthals. :) And I like saber - toothed cats!

Favorite themes are the gingham dog and the calico cat, tree of life, eastern dragon, paper lanterns, nautical, celestial, saints, tiki, Cthulhu, cherries, peaceable kingdom, lucky beckoning cat, cartoonish owls, fu lions, argyle, retro, black cats, and other animals.

I like most styles. My least favorite styles are country, which is odd because I luuurve the countryside, and primitive. Since moving to the Shenandoah Valley, I have started to collect the Pennsylvania-Dutch styles and especially like their hex signs.

Love tea and am having fun trying new types of herbal, fruit and green teas. I like black teas too but sometimes they can be too strong. Teas that have health, relaxation, and energizing qualities are especially welcome. But any kind of tasty teas are good.

I don't eat much meat or many meat-based products.

Am the kind of old fashioned nerd who carries vintage cotton hankies instead of disposable paper tissues. I really like those old handkerchiefs with pretty patterns.

Natural, organic, sustainable, and homemade things are favorites!

Favorite Movies

Winter's Bone, Everything is Illuminated, No Country for Old Men, Napoleon Dynamite, Apocalypse Now, and lots of documentaries. I like documentaries as much as feature films.

Favorite Television

PBS stuff, History Chan, Discover Chan, etc. I'm such a nerd when it comes to TV. ;)

Favorite Crafts

I crochet blankets for charity, make earrings, cross-stitch, and collage.

Other Stuff (dislikes)

About the only things I don't like are dogs, monkeys, and cig smoke. Also, loud and rude people. Please do not send any loud and rude people in a swap. I like wool a lot but cannot have it next to my skin like in a scarf or gloves. It gets all itchy.

A Poem and Owls

Here is a bit of a poem I like.

The moon-bird's head is filled with nothing but thoughts of the moon and when the next rain will come is all the rain-bird thinks of. Who is it we spend our entire life loving?

~Kabir~

You know what are awesome? Owls!!! I like the cartoonish owls that are in style now and have also had the chance to interact with some live owls! There was a beautiful snowy owl in my area of Virginia one winter! He was quite the local celebrity! I also attended an event where scientists banded the tiny Eastern saw-whet owls. And, I got to hold a tiny owl before it was released!

Groups

Hi, District 13 folks!

I'm recently rediscovering young adult fiction. I love Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men series and Neil Gaiman's works. I'm having fun reading the Hunger Games series! Look forward to learning of other good young adult authors through the group!

Favorite Books

Can't believe I'm a librarian and hadn't added a favorite books section to my profile during the several years I've been on swap_bot! Here it goes: My favorite book is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. If this book came alive, I would marry it. :) Another favorite book is American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

I read lots of non-fiction and enjoyed The Beast in the Garden about pumas in residential areas and The Devil in the White City about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

As fun as they are, I already have enough books with household hints and craft instructions. Thanks for thinking of me if you were thinking of sending one but I think someone else could make better use of it at this time.

Vegan and vegetarian cookbooks are always welcome as are quirky nonfiction books printed by smaller presses or sold by small distributors.

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Comment: Thank you so much. I love this card!
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Comment: Oh my gosh Stephanie, thank you so much!! I loved the Halloween card, your memory and the goodies! The stickers are too cute and the magnet is Puurr-fect! :D
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love your note along with the stickers and tea! ❤️
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Comment: Thanks for the teas and cute card! You area of VA is lovely. My husband had a great aunt in Bridgewater and we loved visiting. We visited Harrisonsburg this spring this spring, Front Royal yesterday and are due for a trip to Luray for Thanksgiving. We love the Shenandoah Valley!
Response: You are welcome! I love the Valley as well! I am visiting Front Royal tomorrow for the first time.
Wandervogel rated for ISS: Postage Stamp Bookmark on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Hello Stephanie! Thank you very much for the bookmark and the extra items! I esp. like the tea ^____^ wish you a nice and warm August :) Katrin
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kfaye rated for Halloween Gift #7: My Favorite Monster on Jun 23, 2017
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Comment: I opened the cute card, but I am saving the little monster until Oct. I love that it is a fair trade craft! Thank you for the cool PC! Happy Swapping :D
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Comment: Oh my gosh!! That is SO cool!!! I love it so much! Thank you!!!!
Response: You are welcome!!! It looked super cool to me too!
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Comment: ♥ Thank you so much for the fab fabric. I am envisioning 6 little trick or treat bags. I just got some black cording that will work perfectly with it. Thanks again.
Response: You are welcome. The fabric would be awesome as little bags! Thank you for the cute profile comment!
sunshinesuperman rated for TIAZ: Easter in a bag on Mar 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great Easter baggie full of goodies. The chocolate went first of course. Bright and lots of fun! Hugs, Mona
Response: You are welcome; I am glad that you enjoyed it!
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Comment: What fun this swap is! Thank you for all the fabulous goodies. I adore my new Star Wars pin and the "art" pin is so lovely.. All the items are great and I look forward to reading the book. Hugs and Hearts, Mona
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! Happy Holidays!
Response: You are welcome! Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thanks for the card. Merry Christmas!
Response: You are welcome. Merry Christmas to you!
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Comment: I love it! You know, it's funny... I sent my partner a book of ghost stories, too! LOL!! (Not the same one). Thank you!!! I'm hanging the ghosts on my Yule tree, by the way. :-)
Response: Hi, you are welcome. I am glad that you like everything! I was hoping that you would have a tree on which to hang the ghosts. :)
mgallardo68 rated for ISS: Random Envie on Dec 10, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much Stephanie!!! I really enjoyed opening your envie!! Loved everything but that lace is precious! Hugs!!!!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you very much for your nice comments!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package and letter you sent! I loved everything, especially the pen and pencil! I also really enjoyed reading the pamphlets!
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Comment: What an interesting package. The caverns look like a sight I want to see! Love the bookmarks, pamplets... everything :)
LadyWoods rated for CPG QUIK 3Teas + Note - US Only on Nov 16, 2016
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Comment: Absolutely loved the notecard. Thank you!
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pumpkinvine rated for Halloween Gift #13: Care Package on Oct 13, 2016
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Comment: What an awesome mix of randomness!!! I enjoyed every moment of opening your swap package. THANK YOU!
Response: You are welcome!

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Comments

hamolla22 on Oct 18, 2017:

I think the awesome goodies I received without a note were from you for the loot bag tag lol! I posted in ‘Sent and Received’, I had no idea who sent it because I don t keep track of tags anymore. Thank you so so much for everything, I loved ALL items honestly and I was in awe with the Japanese glassine envies 😍😍😍

CurlyTea on Sep 1, 2017:

ChinaCat on Jun 11, 2017:

I'm 2.8% Neanderthal!! Hi, sistah! =) Love your profile.

SuZignomeMoM on Apr 10, 2017:

Happy Easter to you!!!

RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!

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phillaine on May 22, 2016:


Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps! ♥

babbleonlilith on Feb 21, 2016:

Hello back! I know there had to be some of us lurking around here! :)

bluehairedmary on Jun 8, 2015:

What a great selection of notecards and postcards for the Who likes..Tag!! Thanks so much! ♥♥♥

kiddomerriweather on May 7, 2015:

Thank you for the awesome lucky cat card, Hello Kitty envie, and black cat PC (I'm never giving it away!) for the April M/FT/L WTA. I really don't want to give the card away either. It's way too cool. :P

Hoosfoos on Mar 7, 2015:

to the Small Surprises Group! I hope you have fun swapping here! Lisa

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