Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2017 3:23 am


Date Joined: April 15, 2012
Last Online: April 24, 2017
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
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23rd- rec'd envie with 3pcs from @peggyo lovely pcs and lovely note, forgot to name the swap. I'll get you rated when I get it sorted but it could be a few more days until I dig through sent swaps.

2017 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.

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.

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
  • 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
  • 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

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 (17 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 dogsniw, 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 16-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 tgan 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

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 :-)

@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.


@silviasanantonio for nude person PC #2

@Aksenovana for city town village N PC swap

@skessop for "from a page"bookmark

@Lizbee for make a bird for me

@crystaljo330 @kimani @MaryPoppins84 @lilpuddn @cherly @acupofchai aka? @kobi @beatriz22 @felicialauren @WanderingWren @basilikum83 @Anaryawe @wildncrazy091972 @Kitastic @SpiderBaby @MoominStar9 @katybean27 @chikunamika @tnhomeschoolmom @thebigbang @MrsMacT @mezzanotte @geluksdubbeltje @daydreamstudios @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...

2/25 Redo..Washi tape PC never made it to partner sent 2/27

Angeled...3/1 b&w4, 2 participants. Soon, w3, too.


Cocktial , updated Jan 18, 2016

As a host nothing is b&w, I do let in some swappers with questionable past on a case by case basis.

If it is difficult to find a response I leave for your rating you can always click on 'view all' at the bottom of the page then use your search feature and search for your swap-bot ID.


aspens rated for FREE/AD #16 VACATION SPOT on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: What a cool card!! I love this take :)
Comment: I think waterfalls are gorgeous. Thanks!
carol rated for Pass & Paste--Early April 2017 on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: This one will be fun! Thanks for the extra goodies, too!
Copperluck rated for Easter Holiday Card on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card and stickers. Hopefully you will get your 'projects' completed. lol
goinjenny rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - F - USA on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you. I think that is parasailing but not 100% sure.
aladyde rated for ART PC #14 VINTAGE PIN-UP style on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card with the nice stamps.
EricB rated for FREE/AD #15 NATIVE PEOPLES on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Emily! I miss student discounts too--oh well, there will be senior discounts eventually.
zerosummons rated for Retro PC Swap #1 on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great Vogue postcard!!
Stargazer008 rated for B&W PCs week 15 on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: What an inspiring postcard. I havent seen this classic movie yet too. But the picture makes me think I really should see it soon. Oh by the way I really like the stamp collection. THANK YOU Emily!!! Happy Eastern. :)
marinda rated for ART PC #15 ARTSY FOOD on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Oh, my gosh, I love this postcard! It makes me LOL. It reminds me of years ago when our naughty cat got up on the counter and licked a kitty cat tongue sized line across the frosting on an entire cake that was sitting up there! LOL It was hilarious. Thx for the pc and fun birthday wishes!
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards!! The Channel Tunnel one is great! I just got back from Tokyo on Monday night! How was Korea??!!! Thank you for joining my swap!! xo
judee0624 rated for ART PC #13 FLAG tourist ok on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: What a pretty card,Emily. Thanks
Morris rated for Map/Flag/Profile Related #1 on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!!! Great envie
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I like to promote local, so this postie is perfect! I'll have to see if it's available here in Albuquerque. Thanks again for hosting.
skinny52 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - E - USA on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Very cool elephant, thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the bonus PC! I love it!! I do the same thing -- multitasking while watching movies and TV shows. :)
skinny52 rated for Messed Up PC on Apr 9, 2017
Comment: Love the vintage card even though it is messed up! And great stamps too
Comment: These are great cards! Love the bighorn sheep! Thank you!
pkpeace rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - D - USA on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card! I enjoyed your note!
Sabbe77 rated for B&W PCs week 14 on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely postcard of Maury Island lighthouse 😊

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ainaignies on Mar 15, 2017:

Dear emily, thank you for angeling B&W week 4 postcard for me. I love the postcard and butterfly stamp. 😁

smmarrty on Mar 2, 2017:

Thanks so much for adding to and sending my completed Pass & Paste PC. I appreciate the message, too. Have a great weekend!

goinjenny on Mar 1, 2017:

Thank you for the I Love Lucy PC in SBPC: Tag. I have seen this card before and thought I actually had it in my collection but NOPE, its a new addition. Thank you!!

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

Thanks for sending home my pass and paste PC. It's my first one to come home, yay! I like the duckies on the bingo card :-)

auralily on Jan 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely RAK Christmas card that you sent! I apologize for being late getting back to you. A family emergency and a virus over the holidays put me behind. It was a wonderful gesture, though, and very much appreciated :)

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


taeniura on Dec 29, 2016:

Many thanks for the lovely polar tapir card and alligator postcard! That is so kind of you. I really appreciate it :-) I wish you and Dimitri all the best for 2017. Lots of love, Marjan

BeckyG56 on Dec 17, 2016:

Thanks for sending home my butterfly Pass/Paste. Great job, took long enough to get home!

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