Swap-bot Time: November 16, 2018 6:24 pm


Date Joined: October 31, 2009
Last Online: November 16, 2018
Birthday: January 14
Country: United States
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Sparrow (my music) on Soundcloud
My Patreon Page

About Me

Just a note to say I've been unable to swap lately, for multiple reasons that add up to No Time, No Headspace. Life is easing up,though (I may finally retire for real! Hubby's through cancer treatments!) Hope to be active again soon. 😊😊😊

I'm a singer/musician, and retired recycled-materials artist who enjoys the (sometimes, lol) benefits of being ADD, which means I "specialize" in whatever has most recently riveted my attention. I love to create.

Most especially, I love writing lyrics and creating music as half of the duo, Sparrow. I've included the links to our YouTube channel, which has the videos we've created, our Patreon page, and our Soundcloud channel, with all the recent tracks. I love visitors, so please come give us a listen!

In General

I'm married to my second husband; together we have 7 "kids", 16 grandkids, and have just welcomed our second greatgrandson, Griffin Maxwell. (Isn't that an awesome name?!) We live with our calico cat and little Scotty dog, in a house filled with collectibles, antiques, and whimsy. My mom likes to just wander around looking to see what's new.

Things I love to do: garden, play, dance, sing, bake, create art, crochet, make jewelry. Most of all, I love singing, and creating music. I swear, it's like a drug high for me. (Not that I ever was into drug highs, lol.)

I love toe socks! You know, the ones that fit your feet like gloves. Here's the deal: I have big feet! (Size 9 1/2) Most socks that Say they fit, are just a little bit on the small side, and they tend to twist around on my feet, which drives me nuts. Toe socks can't do that, and it's just plain wonderful.

Favorite Music

Folk, especially British Isles, Country/Western, Show Tunes, Freak Folk, Oldies of every ilk, Alternative, Old Rock...

Actually, my tastes are so eclectic, it might be easier just to say I'm not a huge fan of Jazz, and don't care for Rap (or anything else I can't harmonize with), or hard Rock.

Favorite groups, singers: First Aid Kit, Ma Muse, Elephant Revival, Fleet Foxes, Loreena McKennit, John Renbourne, Steeleye Span, Trio, Asleep at the Wheel, Dixie Chicks, Clearwater Revival, Eliza Gilkison, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor....there are so many more!

Favorite Books

Holographic Universe (quantum physics, but an excellent read), The Time Traveler's Wife, Guy Murchie's Seven Mysteries of Life, anything by Dorothy Sayers, mysteries of all sorts, Gore's Attack on Reason, The Stuff of Thought (can't think of the author right now), all of Mark Twain, everything I ever read by CS Lewis (and he wrote a LOT beyond The Chronicles of Narnia), anything by Victoria Holt, Regency romances, Science Fiction, Historical novels, anything by Dick Francis or his son Felix. I read mostly fiction, but if I run across a well-written non-fiction book I will absolutely devour it.

I love audio books, and listen to mostly non-fiction there.

Favorite Movies

I don't get to see many, even on TV, but I adore musicals, science fiction, chick flicks. I love Disney, especially the animated ones. Actually, I like animated movies, period. A particular favorite: Howl's Moving Castle. Oh, and I adored Monsters, Inc. and The Incredibles.

Favorite Television

Pretty much anything British. The Voice, America's Got Talent (or any other country, for that matter--watch them on YouTube) Bletchley Circle, Father Brown, Dancing with the Stars, political news (I'm kind of a political news junkie), CSI, Antiques Roadshow.

Favorite Crafts

Recycled/reclaimed/repurposed crafts of all kinds. Photography. Playing with Photoshop. Paper crafts. Crochet. Collage, both flat and 3-D, gardening, reading, decorative envies.

I love baking cookies, and I collect metal cookie cutters. Don't know why I'm not attracted to the plastic ones, just amn't, I guess.

This isn't a craft, per se, but I love, love, love wordplay of all varieties.

Just miscellaneous stuff here:

I'm a coffee drinker of the grind my own beans ilk, always black. Tea is good, too. I like to try new ones, but I'm allergic to licorice, chicory, and mint. Anything else, though, is good.

I've been on a low carb diet for about two years. It was hard at first. Now I rarely even am tempted by sweets.

Dislikes, Etc.

It's not like there's a lot I dislike, but intolerant or judgmental people do get to me. This is such a sweet website, full of sweet people. Why lie in wait for someone to slip up? You know that feeling you get when you're driving and a cop pulls in behind you? You know you aren't doing anything wrong, and don't intend to, but....More than once I've seen things like, "If you don't send by the cut-off date, even if you're just one day late, I'll wait until the 3 rating becomes available and give it to you!" That's mean-spirited, IMHO. What do you do? Check the postmark & and rate on that, instead of the lovelies inside? Lighten up, folks, and give people the benefit of the doubt. We're here for Fun; it isn't a job. Honestly, if you're one of those people, I'd rather not have you for a partner; I get all tense just worrying I might do something to upset you!

As for likes, how about a list of things I love receiving? Chocolate Ephemera Stickers, except kiddy ATC's Decorated tags Unusual images, especially funny ones Neat art papers Beads and jewelry findings Magnet sheets Buttons Bits o' this n' that Vintage anything Handwritten notes Ribbon & lace Socks with toes (What can I say?)

And just one last thing: My name is Anitra, not Anita. It's a little thing to be picky about, I know, but it's my name.

If you're sending to me:

If you're sending to me, here's a list of option, things I like: A: Antiques, Adorable anything B: Books, Buttons, Baby animals, Butterflies, Birds, Beads C: Collage, Christmas, Cheese, Crochet D: Daffodils, Daisies, Dumbo, Dreams E: Ephemera, Earrings (pierced or clip) F: Fairies, Feathers, Fingerless gloves, Flowers G: Girly things, Glam, Glitz H: Handkerchiefs, Handmade envies, Halloween I: Iris, Incense J: Jewelry, Jewels (fake ones, too!) K: Kaleidoscopes, Kittens L: Lace, Letters, Leaves M: Music, Mermaids, Masks O: Opals, Oddball stuff, Oaks, Original artwork P: Pinterest, Paper, Poetry, Poppies, Pocket Letters Q: Quick crafts, Quotes, Quotations, Quirky stuff R: Rainbows, Recipes (low carb), Recycled crafts S: Stickers without borders, Scrapbooking materials, Scotty dogs, Skunks T: Tea, Templates, Tags U: Uhhh... V: Vibrant colors, Vintage W: Washi, Waterlilies, Word stickers, Word games X: ? Y: Yellow, Yarn Z: Zentangles, Ziplock bags any size


Comment: Thanks for my first Christmas card creatively made.i love the sparkles!
Comment: Your answers were great! I enjoyed the swap so much!
Comment: Loved your answer to 20 question no one would ever ask..and thanks for sharing the beautiful song.
Response: Thanks for the heart, and thanks SO much for listening to the song!
Whimsy1 rated for Bead Lovers Swap-USA on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Wow ! These are a beautiful selection of beads. Thank you so much! I love the assortment!!
Comment: Thank you very much for the awesome envie of stuff. Such cute samples ♥♥♥
violetreverie rated for I HEART STICKERS #2 - USA on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: So many stickers!! Thank you! I also love the card and decorated envelope you sent them in. :D
Clarissagrace rated for 4th of July Earrings on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: thank you :) loved them!
drmichaelaquinn rated for I HEART STICKERS #2 - USA on Jul 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the stickers!
KathyB rated for Fun Kitchen Towel swap!!! on Jul 22, 2018
ahren rated for First and last lines No. 2 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Courage well mustered! Thanks for a great card!
Drachenfrau rated for Audio books are awesome! on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your interesting letter, Anitra. I enjoyed reading it. :-)
LucyTaylor rated for The great sticker swap #1 on Jun 21, 2018
Jennahcook19 rated for The great sticker swap #1 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: I absolutely loved everything! thank you so much! the Aaahh!!! Real Monsters stickers were my absolute favorite! 💖💖
Response: I'm so glad!! Thanks for the Heart, and for putting such a huge smile on my face! 😃😃😃
AZmom875 rated for Ammm: Wishlist Happymail on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the super fun envelope of awesomeness.
Response: You're very welcome! I had fun putting it together, and while I was stressed over not being able to mail it while we were RVing, that did let me stuff it even more when we got home, lol. Thanks for understanding, and for the Heart!
TrishaLSmith rated for Simple 25 sticker swap #1 on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
Hyshu rated for WIYM - 15 Sticker Swap - USA Only #4 on Apr 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the stickers. I am blown away by how generous you were for a 15 sticker swap, I think you sent 5 times that! They will go to good use! Your envelope was so cute as well!!
ladydy5 rated for Mae - Vintage looking on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Great sizes, love them. You really took the time to do something different Gave me a few ways of using calendars too. Thank You. You don't need a video to do this. lol
cja rated for MAE: Anything Goes - Handmade Envies on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I appreciated the variety of envelopes you sent.
manachai rated for Fan of Washi #2 on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi samples. My favorite is the potted plants <3

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CurlyTea on Nov 6, 2018:

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 3, 2018:

P.s Luv your adorable CrysalBall labels!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 3, 2018:

Oh, ghoul! Thank you so much for thinking of me. I have plenty of "hat" to share too. lmao. Muah!

CurlyTea on Jan 15, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

armadillogal on Dec 10, 2017:

Still opening the yule gifts. The cat earrings are gorgeous!!!

asddsa28 on Oct 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the sticker bag you made for me!

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 21, 2017:

We got ripped off. It was as though someone dimmed the lights. But we did have a unusual cool breeze. I like to think the Eclipse moved through me

GuchamusGirl on Aug 6, 2017:

Mermaid Pocket Letter from Merry Mail group: Tracking #: 9400 1118 9956 4008 9976 97

Should be there August 10th!

katjl on Jun 29, 2017:




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