Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2020 1:56 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2013
Last Online: April 21, 2015
Birthday: December 31
Country: United States

About Me

I love nature, bird watching, zoos and aquariums , museums, jigsaw puzzles, and trivia. I would love to travel more.

I have two cats, a rabbit and a frog (my Daughter's). The frog passed away but we now have two dogs. Over the years our family has owned dogs, cats, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, fish, frogs,snakes, and lizards (bearded dragon).

I am in my mid 50's. I have two grown/nearly grown daughters. I recently returned to school to earn a degree in journalism/film. A few years ago I went white water rafting for the first time and I loved it.

I like to go bird watching. It's a good way to get out in nature.

I have currently taken up learning to spin poi.

Favorite Television

My all time favorite TV show is Farscape. I like several scifi shows including Stargate SG1 & Atlantis and Star Trek (all versions but particularly Next Gen).

My current favorites are The Walking Dead and Big Bang Theory. My daughter introduced me to Sherlock and I really like that too. I have recently started watching and catching up with Game of Thrones.

I keep getting hooked on shows where everyone dies.

Favorite Books

My all time favorite book is The Lord of the Rings. I also fell in love with the Harry Potter series. But I like a wide variety of fiction from authors such as Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, Alan Dean Foster and Stephen King (the only horror writer I can read).

And I read a lot of non-fiction.

Favorite Movies

I like a wide variety of films. In every genre there is probably something I like. Some of my favorites are The Lord of the Rings, Dances with Wolves, Avatar, Galaxy Quest, Finding Nemo, The Big Year, and Steel Magnolias. This is by no means all the movies I like. I could probably make a list of 500 films that I like without breaking a sweat.

I like most any movie with Pierce Brosnan, Jacky Chan, or Meryl Streep in it.

Favorite Music

My favorite category of music is classic rock. Most anything from the 60's, 70's, and 80's.

I also am a big fan of the new age artist Steve Gordon. He does primarily Native American influenced New Age.

Favorite Crafts

I have dabbled in a number of craft mediums over the years including pottery, cross stitch, macrame, miniatures, and leather crafting. I've also done pottery.

Because of my fascination with ATCs I've begun dabbling with drawing/painting. My pieces are crude but I'm learning and they'll get better.

I recently received a pair of handmade earrings made from acorns a friend of my daughter made.

Things of note

I will do my best to send everything by the deadlines. I don't have any particularly strong dislikes of what theme not to send. At least not yet.

I do like receiving creative things. Handmade is fine as long as its not just stickers slapped on a piece of cardboard. That said, I like stickers. I just like for them to be artfully employed. I've seen scrapbook pages that used stickers beautifully.

I like:

Kingfishers (from the N. American Belted to the Australian Kookaburra) Owls Pierced Earrings (Except big hoops) Coffee Teas All kinds Dark Chocolate The Green Lantern Notebooks Soft fluffy socks Receiving Mail Shot Glasses (I collect them from places I visit) Theater Bath salts

I dislike:

Mint anything Rose scented things (I do like the scent of real roses)


Comment: I have been sending pm's to this lady, as of today I haven't heard a reply or the atc :(
cathlud rated for smashed penny swap #1 on Apr 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much for the pennies and the extra items. It will provide me some great bedtime reading tonight. I especially love the zoo postcard. If you would like some zoo items from Australia send me your address.
madhen rated for Make Some Bunny Happy on Mar 31, 2015
Comment: Thank you!! Funny, my two love the blueberry yogurt chips as well. I am excited to try the apple treats! I've never seen them here! I've tried timothy hay, and the buns turn their noses up to it, but I'll give the toy a try, just to see if it is just MY toys that they hate. ;)
Response: :) My bunny doesn't really care for regular timothy hay but does seem to like pulling it out of the tubes and hunting for the fruit bits.
silo7 rated for 2 Things From You Profile #5 on Mar 31, 2015
Comment: Dear Leslie!! OMG, thank you SO SO SO much for the amazing package!! Love the teas, the socks and the tape,lipbalm, they are all beautiful :-D
Response: I am sooo glad you liked all the goodies. This was a fun package to put together.
Salome rated for Harry Potter House ATC #2 on Mar 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for the rating.
JessRoussos rated for Harry Potter House ATC #2 on Mar 13, 2015
Comment: Thanks : )
Response: Yay!!!
Phish rated for ATC: Dragonfly on Mar 12, 2015
Comment: I LOVE the dragonfly... no one ever sends me the hand drawn cards and it makes me sad because I hand draw all of mine... I have that same notecard set, so you know I love it (haha), I love the circus stamp, and especially the token. Thank you for a very special package. Oh! And the postits... I didn't have any of those! Thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked the little dragonfly. I try to draw most of mine even tho I don't consider myself to be a very good artist. Happy swapping :)
Stargazer90 rated for rain forest ATC HD/HP on Mar 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful hand-drawn ATC, stamps, stickers and cards! :)
Response: I am glad you liked it.
CreativeChaos rated for Unusual Materials #2 - BURLAP on Mar 8, 2015
Comment: Loved it!
Comment: i love the glass... thank you and needed some punch-out sheets.
Response: Glad you liked it and can use the smash book cutouts.
Mosstree rated for Rain Related ATC on Feb 27, 2015
Comment: Thank you, i love it!
Response: Yay!!!
Moominbrooke rated for Tribbles! on Oct 1, 2013
Comment: Thanks! The package was heartworthy yet a few months late. Thank you :0)
Janelleybean1 rated for Draw An ATC on Sep 26, 2013
Comment: Very cute. Thanks so much!
pandakitty rated for Sea Horse ATC USA only on Sep 16, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the darling ATC
Comment: I did the same theme but yours is much better than mine!!
Comment: Love the drawing! Thank you.
sammybongo rated for Pig A.T.C. on Aug 30, 2013
Comment: I love your very different layer of the background of the pig A.T.C. made the pig stand out well.
Comment: Sally looks beautiful thank you.
Response: Yay! You're welcome.
JayBab rated for Coin Swap - Int'l circulated coins #5 on Aug 16, 2013
Comment: thank you! I got your swap last week, but have been negligent to rate in reasonable time. I appreciate the effort in helping me complete my collection!
Response: No problem. I'm glad to have helped you.
fernsmama rated for Paint Chip Challenge ATC on Aug 14, 2013
Comment: Lovely ATC, thank you! What a fun challenge ♥
Response: I agree. I liked this a lot.

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Rainsembellishments on Nov 27, 2014:

tazangelbabydes on Jun 13, 2013:

welcome to my swap!!

Rainsembellishments on Jun 12, 2013:

Welcome to Starfleet Academy!

Rainsembellishments on May 12, 2013:

It's time to start swapping for Happy Captain Picard Day!

roaddummy on Apr 24, 2013:

I will have to send you a picture of our froggie pets!! We have three of them and they are really cool!!


ARTG33K74 on Mar 9, 2013:

Thank you for joining my swap!

DreamScaper on Mar 5, 2013:

I am so looking forward to this.

Ambryel on Mar 5, 2013:

picture alt So glad you got to join! <3

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