Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2018 3:59 pm


Date Joined: April 15, 2012
Last Online: November 14, 2018
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
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11 Nov- yes, behind in rating again...keep getting g 9 hours shifts at work. Can't wait for January! Envelopes & packages will be read & rated on my day off-Friday this week.

21 AUG -updated- formed my ideas of my themed PC swaps for next year and thought I'd share in case you enjoy them and want to start your search... 1-Insect(s), 2-woman/women, 3-man/men, 4-sunset/sunrise, 5-boat/ship, 6-bird(s), 7-moon, 8-palm tree, 9-b&w-- most likely just one per month each theme, therefore 2-3 PCs a week. All international, art or photo style, store bought, zazzke, etc okay, not free/ad, not handmade.

And for WIYM group I have another 3 blank in an envie idea brewing involving colors... Example send 3 PCs that spell RED at least one must be mainly red.

11 July- finally made first attempts at sewing clothing! Made my first dress and two shirts from a pretty easy New Look pattern.

25-Aug made a Hawaiian Muumuu from a vintage Hawaiian pattern and some beautiful tropical cotton print(from Gertie)! Turned out nicely!

2/16 I forget if I already have this but I use strange blank greeting cards-of any topic- to send blank pcs in pc scavenger hunt. Sorry in advance if you receive PCs in a Christmas card in March, for example, because you will! Love thrift store finds.

1/9 finally found my "project" for English Paper Piecing- I'll use feed sack cotton, mostly in an aqua theme with other small smattering of colors and whites to make a lap sized, 1" hexagon quilt... calculations show the need for almost 1700 hexagons...does that mean I've finished my machine quilts? Of course not, don't be silly. Also attempting to make myself a few clothing items pj pants, sweater jacket, poncho, wrap blouse and a few dresses...not sure if I'll be able to wear them in public or just in my backyard hidden away from the world! We'll see.. also bought a cute orange thistle flour sack to make a kitchen curtain!

Jan '18 machine quilting update...my king size is sandwiched, quilted, just waiting for me to square it and put on the binding...it's been waiting on next since October... In the meantime I've also sandwiched and quilted a quilt that is give or take lap throw sized with cute woodsy large sized blocks. Guess what? It's been waiting for me to square and bind it since November. 3rd quilt I only have the top made, but I have the backing, batting and binding ready, too. It is for a full sized bed, my guest bed. I actually started based on a swap series I was in here a few years back with diagonal running little squares. Only a few blocks we're from partners, most I made. I'll find the swap name and put it here sometime. 4th quilt is with winter and Christmas fabrics with a white star shape in each block. All pieces cut out, backing will be pieced with other winter/Christmasy fabrics I don't like as much. One block is sewn together but all the pieces just waiting. I believe I cut them out May 2016, lol, anyway... 5th & 6th quilts I have fabrics purchased, patterns organized, backing purchased or organized but nothing cut yet which is best!!

2018 update...Still happily buying from the same dairy, didn't end up buying into a CSA yet. Found one I really like but summer travels get in the way...I don't think that one let's you go on vacation hold at no cost like the dairy...Search continues.

10/20/16 reducing groups I'm in so I can get serious about finishing quilts I have completed the tops of and cross-stitching a huge art deco Christmas pattern I started 3-4 years ago then set aside and haven't picked up. 2018-making progress on quilts but still haven't continued that large cross stitch...

What I'm most excited about for 2016-we started buying raw milk, yogurt, cheese, and eggs from a local dairy! And sometimes other products such as eggs and meats. Currently looking into CSAs that delivery nearby and hopefully I will have some farm fresh veggies to go along with the animal products late this spring. I am aware that my photos bleed into all the info on the right and it is on my mind to fix it when I stop procrastinating logging into my old photobucket account where these pictures are located. So one day, I will make them smaller....but when...so in the meantime I moved all the photos and babble about me to the next section.

$$$SUPER WISHLIST$$$ In need of BLANK PCs from the following states with the state name printed on the front. Can be any touristy style it view including map and big letter: IDAHO, MARYLAND, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH CAROLINA, and WISCONSIN.

I love sender's choice swaps but if you need inspiration...

  • A aardvark, Alice in Wonderland(esp. the caterpillar), alien, ant-eater, architecture, argyle, art, art deco, art nouveau
  • B bars, Belgian Beers, Black&White, Black Teas (with or w/o other flavors), Buddha imagery and statues
  • C cactus, capybara, carnival-esp. European celebrations of it, Cary Grant, chickens, chocolate (dark&bitter) citrus(flavors, scents, fruit images) clown(friendly or evil), cocktails, coffee, cookbooks, cross-stitch
  • D dark themes, Day of the Dead, dodecahedron, dragon
  • E elephants, embroidery, Europe
  • F 1950s, fancy frogs & other insects wearing fancy clothes and hats, farm animals, flower garden, funny, first day issue PCs W/postage
  • G gargoyles, geology, geometrical patterns, goat(farm & mountain), goth, gem stones
  • H Halloween, hexagons, hot air balloons, hot springs,
  • I industrial music, insects
  • J junk stores(thrift stores)
  • K kawaii stickers & stationery esp. food and halloween, kites,
  • L lace, Leo, lilies, Logic puzzles, Little Miss & Mr. Men
  • M mathematics, MOD&1960s, monsters(cute or scary), mosaics, museums
  • N National Parks, Nijntje, note cards, numbers-3, 13, 17, numerology (and my name numerology is 3)
  • O octagon, odd&strange&weird, organs&player pianos, owl
  • P paisley, patterns, Periodic Table of the Elements-esp. when it is used to spell other words, Periot, pig, polka-dots, post cards, plaid, prime numbers, purple
  • Q quilts
  • R raspberries & other berries, recipes, religious buildings & artifacts esp. Catholic and Jewish, robots, rock formations, roosters
  • S Saints-esp. St. Francis of Assisi, Sinterklaas (St. Nick!), and St. Emily, sheep, snowmen, stained glass, stationery, stickers (flat prefered, not puffy or 3D), still life, stripes, succulents
  • T tapestry, Tiki, tiles, tomatoes, travel, true crime (books, movies, documentaries), tulips, Tapir!
  • U UFOs, umbrellas
  • V vintage (real or reproduction), vintage cookbooks 1960&earlier, 100 vintage educational charts pcs
  • W wild boar, woodland theme & critters
  • X xeroscape
  • Y yak,
  • Z zoo animals & postcards

For the inappropriate group (T.I.T.S.), I prefer ding dongs over hoo-haas and bazongas. Not offended by topics in the group description.

Not my favorites: seafood, pastel colors, small print flowers, evangelistic and/or proselytizing text. (I am fascinated and genuinely interested in saints, history of the Catholic church, architecture and art with churches or other religious buildings but I am very much a non-practicing Catholic). I do prefer to host and join "sender's choice" so if something falls in the swap category but is on my not my favorite, no big deal! The surprise of it all is the fun of sender's choice.

About Me

I am a Math Nerd married (18 years) to a wonderful Computer Nerd. I'm a bicentennial baby(now you know my age!), born in the year of the Dragon, and I'm a Leo on the cusp of Virgo. We have two dogs now, as one just passed, Katie, was a 17-year-old black Cockapoo(9/21/99--2/18/17). She was probably about 5yo in the photo. Goliath, a 7-year-old grey Tibetan Terrior, probably about 1-3yo in the photo. and Chanel, a 17.5-year-old white and tan Havanese! She now has no teeth left and her tongue hangs out all crazy. She is probably about 6 in the photo and Katie behind her was about 7.

We also have a huge pleco named Jesus, maybe 12-15 years old, and a rescued red-eared-slider named Edna. She is more than 20 years old.

*cross stitch is my first crafty love and my very favorite way to pass the time (if you love to cross stitch too, newbie or experienced, join Beginner's Cross Stitch The group also hosts various embroidery swaps

I've started my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th quilts (1st was 21-20 years ago - machine quilting with my Nana(grandma)) this one is also machine quilting - with a little help from Nana, again! And now I've started a couple other quilts through groups here on Swap-bot. In other words-quite a few quilt tops and as soon as I get determined enough I will do the layering and the quilting. One I finished last summer, a baby quilt for my husband's cousin's first baby. I'm pretty new to sewing but I enjoy sewing a lot. I've made a few things here using my machine - dotee doll, little stuffed animals, a couple of plushies. Also in Feb. I started attending a once monthly English Paper Piecing quilt group! I've made a couple of hexagon shaped flowers but no big projects on the horizon until I get those other machine quilts completed.

The photo below is a Zombie cocktail. The barel is from a Geuze brewery near Brussel.


*religious buildings and art (any religion but especially Catholic), mosaics, stained glass, gargoyles, other interesting stone and wooden sculptures on churches and old buildings

, art nouveau & art-deco

*Cary Grant

*Nijntje (miffy)

*colors: dark purple, black, dark green, b&w with a splash of color, b&w

*goth, dark, creepy, odd & weird

UFO Watchtower outside of Hooper, CO

*music: agrotek, industrial, hellktro, electronic, 80s such as: Suicide Commando, Hocico, Agonoize, Welle:Erdball, the Cure, Depeche Mode

A quote I really like: A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb

ANGELS & flakers

Angels :-)

@BabsMomOf5 for city town village N 2016, @BabsMomOf5 for book page bookmark, it's beautiful!! @BabsMomOf5 for nude person pc! Super cool artsy beach nude. @Mugsie again, Wow! For Halloween ATC, @anitagrace angeld a tag I was stiffed on by sending a lovely stash of blank Colorado PCs!, @sebastian122 for angeling swap Nengajo!, @Mugsie for helping me complete the scrabble word robot! , @user6937 for free/ad postcards #4, @LaviniaRiverina for Handmade Butterfly Bookmarks @RooBaRoo for Seasonal summer art PC @pearlswithplaid for Summer ATC @ccgigglebox for Profile Surprise Embroidery Hoop, @VaGrammy66 for Buddha PC tag, @dragonfly for 4 element PCs, @ ? Sheep postcard. If it was you please pm me! I thought I typed your name here but did not :( @Taeniura for Children's Illustration PC, @Miabiff for Children's illustration PC, @Linda52156 (letter and tea), @Cirsium (cross-stitch round robin #5), @Lindsay919 (sending extra cross-stitch round robin for me to work on), @drgngirl house pet sticker slapped), @user6937 for altered text atc #6 purple, @flowerchild for last open quick 50 sticker swap.

FLAKERS @aingaignies at least a non-rater for two of my PC swaps, waiting to see if she flaked & I need to angel...will remove or update once I get info from partner(s) balloons/rainbows APR & MAY

@Lizbee for make a bird for me

@Aksenovana @skessop @silviasanantonio @crystaljo330 @kimani @MaryPoppins84 @lilpuddn @cherly @acupofchai aka? @kobi @beatriz22 @felicialauren aka @morris who is also magically named Felicia Lauren and from a city over in the same state... @WanderingWrenn @basilikum83 @Anaryawe @wildncrazy091972 @Kitastic @SpiderBaby @MoominStar9 @katybean27 @chikunamika @tnhomeschoolmom @thebigbang @MrsMacT @mezzanotte @geluksdubbeltje @Lacrimosa @ArtistShu @FrankieTeardrop @roogirl @sweetsexyvicky aka @webddreamy butterfly pass &paste E

If you were flaked on in any swap I hosted and had to give a 1 rating, please contact me so I can angel

tag...you're it

Just to keep track...

Angeling.. balloons&rainbows may sent 8/11


Cocktial , updated Jan 18, 2016...seems to have died out but I would honor the person who tags me we just may have to pm back and forth about an item as after all this time (7/11/17) my offers may be different.


kssunlover1947 rated for STATES PC: NEW JERSEY on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and note.
purple24 rated for BCS: Round Robin #47 on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cross stitch book and beautiful postcard. I love it.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting buildings postcard. Love the way it was drawn!
AmookIslandCreations rated for AN Fall Trees/Leaves on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this great Colorado PC! I love the stamps too! We still have autumn, especially in the last few days which is wonderful, since we are trying to put a new outboard on our boat. Snow in the high mountains, but clear days! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks for the puzzle piece and other things you've sent!
Mark63 rated for Mailbox themed postcard #3 on Nov 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for another nice PC. I like the older stamps too. Unfortunately, since the introduction of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) in Australia, we can only use the "International Post" stamps when sending overseas. these don't have as much variety as stamps for Domestic use. :-(
dancingtiger rated for Magazine & Book Cover PC OCT on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: hi Emily..thought I had already rated...love the pic and used it as a prompt for my writing group.
Gatzcat rated for WIYM: Skull / Skeleton PC on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Very interesting ๐Ÿ’€ postcard
MamaMangrove rated for WIYM: 3 PCs SPELL OCT on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the swap cards & extra, Emily. The Seattle coffee commute is a hoot & I love the bamboo sculpture from the Botanic Gardens.
bjansen rated for Skull / Skeleton PC USA only on Oct 30, 2018
satinification rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #45 on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard and the vintage stamps! <3
Comment: What a lovely floral postcard Emily, thank you very much. I too will now have to google Jill Bliss, I hope you have had an awesome day as well :)
Stargazer008 rated for Boring or dull postcard #2 on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness - This looks like an odd place. At the same time I wonder if there is really nothing worth to see in Blankenberge. And now have a splendid weekend.
xninolax rated for Balloons & rainbows pc October edit on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the double rainbow card from some Czech place! We actually got to see a beautiful double rainbow last week with heavy rains over the highway. I love the bioluminiscent stamp too.
sherylk3 rated for AN Birds on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Love the eagle post card, thank you.
Stargazer008 rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - OCTOBER on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: The Stephoidea look stunning - wow thank you for the cool science postcard. I have studied Geography at uni...I was hopeless in both: botanics and geology. And now have a wonderful evening
katmandu rated for Books Themed Postcard Swap on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: The only books I own from childhood are 1 cookbook and 2 bibles. I love books but had to stop buying them in 1980, as I was very poor and didn't make enough money to pay my basic bills. So... I got my first library card as an adult... and never looked back! Now I only buy my 3 favorite authors, and all the craft magazines I can get my hands on!! Thank you!
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC swap - B on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Boomerang Beach blew in on a breeze today, battered & bashed by USPS baddies Ballou believes. A bit bedraggled, but bearing bountiful Bโ€™s, bโ€™gosh! Enough with the Bโ€™s! Hope you win The lottery!
katmandu rated for Sketch/Illustration Postcard USA #5 on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: This is a great PC! I would love a detailed list describing each image! It would be cool to know what each square signified! Thank you!

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CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

miyi on Jul 23, 2018:

Thanks for the welcome back! :)

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

myancey on Mar 17, 2018:

Just saw your profile that you prob won't get this for a bit but just letting ya know at this moment I haven't rcvd your postcard for korean postcard and it's been two weeks already. Thanks so much and have a great day and hope u had a good time with hubby

alonalonzo on Mar 1, 2018:

You are so welcome Emily...glad you received it and enjoy. Take care!

CindyST on Feb 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Arizona Flag Pc you sent for the PTG Tag. Its pretty cool :)

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

ainaignies on Oct 16, 2017:

Dear Emily, thank you for angeling B&W PC week 32. i love the PC and the stamps that you used :)

Babsmomof5 on Oct 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for being an angel to me for the WIYM: Halloween Countdown #3 swap. It was incredibly kind of you to step up and angel it, and I adored what you sent!

Margothecat on Oct 2, 2017:

Thank you so much for the AN Postcard Tag International cards. The flag and map are new ones for my collection!

BTW your dogs are so cute!

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