Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2017 7:10 am


Date Joined: April 15, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2017
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
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8/23 caught up on all ratings. Please don't hesitate to reach out if I haven't rated summer mail or mine hasn't reached you. Mid July-early August I was mailing from Belgium.

6/27/17 I want to thank everyone upfront for rating! I used to keep up with personal replies to all rated swaps, but would get very behind. So now I'll just be personally responding to a few here and there but I do thank everyone for the kind ratings!

6/17/17 Finally really started working on finishing the quilt I've been procrastinating since October and really from months before that. I sewed yardage together for the back and spray basted (and some pins) the quilt sandwich. Later today I hope to begin the first diagional "quilting." Wish me luck..it's king sized and I don't have a long arm machine...

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 (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 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 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.


@astrodog for free/ad pc #10 oversized

@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 bw37 bt 10/21.

Resend needed 9/26 O-city/town sent to Germany 9/28

Sending: 10/3 angeling b&w pc week 32 & a Halloween swap.

Waiting for b&w wk36 to rate a 1 so I can angel.


9/25 Animals & Nature group- international tag for 3 pcs tagged and sent 9/28

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.


dawnakaulen rated for B&W PCs week 42 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I have been seeing this set quite a bit lately and they are very cool.
IrinaBG rated for City / Town / Village with S R2 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
skinny52 rated for FREE/AD #42 "halloweenish" on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: AWESOME pc! I miss catalogs too!
suepier rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - B - USA on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great pc of the USS Alabama.
MamaMangrove rated for NON-TOURISTY pc #42 MUSIC on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Two from you today. What a gorgeous organ! Never heard an organ concert myself. They always seem so melancholy to me.
MamaMangrove rated for CHEERS to October on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Great card & interesting stamps as usual from you, Emily. And, yeah, spookily seasonal! I don't care for very dark beers either, but you lucky Coloradans have so many great breweries.
Vickyen rated for AN Dogs USA on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Hi Emily! I totally love your pc and laugh every time I look at it!! I did not find fun pcs in Germany like this - pouting over here! LOL! Thanks for totally making my day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm so glad! I think the store was a sort of magazine and convenience type of store on a regular shopping street. thanks for the heart!
EricB rated for MISHAP pc OCTOBER on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great map card and nice stamps! I've been down that road before with the ripping out of cards:)
Comment: thank you!
blueseabliss rated for Goat ATC on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: OMG this is awesome! VERY cool! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I had fun as I went! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the most excellent selection of cards. :D
CindyST rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #16 on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. You have to send a pic of your dog as an Ewok, that is just so cute!
Response: I will try to remember to do that! Thanks for the heart!
MsBellaDonna rated for B&W PCs week 37 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the interesting postcard! :)
MsBellaDonna rated for FREE/AD #41 ACTIVITY on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Vintage Theatre postcard :) I think often times you see the best plays and performances at these little places. There are some really good ones in my area too.
Response: I agree!
KSENiA rated for Art pc #36 CAT on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card. I love it so much!
Babsmomof5 rated for PTG: Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Very lovely postcard! I've been on many hayrides. Every year we always load out trailer with hay bales on the edges, and we take the kids trick or treating that way. It's fun for them to jump on and off and easy for sure. Thank you so much for the beautiful PC!
Response: That sounds like a blast! Thanks for the heart!
paperlover rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the spider card and great stickers. I can't get enough Halloween stickers. I already have my house and my cubicle decorated. I usually keep adding things every day up until the 31st.
Response: Sounds fun! Happy Halloween! Thanks for the heart
denisedecker58 rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap Emily!
amyduff rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you Emily for my card and goodies! Have fun handing out candy.
Comment: Ha! I love this monkey postcard - and your joke! : ) Made me giggle, thanks so much!!
Response: You're quite welcome! Thanks for the heart!

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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!

HannahEnilk on Sep 23, 2017:

Thank you for the John Denver PC RAK! It's awesome!

susieq11 on Sep 17, 2017:

I got the fur seal!!! 😍😍😍 Oh I LOVE it!! Thavk you tons! XOXO

pianoheart on Aug 30, 2017:

Mahalo for the very nice Colorado Music postcard...I would love to see a concert !

sabbysteg on Aug 26, 2017:

Thanks for the John Denver postcard, really like it!

MommaBaxter on Aug 18, 2017:

Thanks Emily for the recommendations for my trip! I'm really excited for the pie place! Yum! How lucky that you were paired with me for a swap AND had great travel tips! Thanks so much!

isabellasnow on Aug 13, 2017:

Hi Emily!! Thank you so so much for the lovely RAK of vintage postcards! One is even deckle-edge--be still, my heart ;+) I also just adore the cute puffer fish notecard--how cute is that? You're the best!

Kayllra on Jul 21, 2017:

Hi Emily, Thank you for welcoming me. I hope you had a great time at the Efteling and enjoy your stay in germany, beautiful country. Greetings Karin

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