Swap-bot Time: March 8, 2021 11:15 pm


Date Joined: November 23, 2008
Last Online: March 8, 2021
Birthday: March 13
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
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About Me

NOTE: As a personal preference, please mark your SB username on outside of mail. TY :)

More coming ... (Bear with me ... editing bugs ...)

My Pandemic Story

Things Are Looking Up

Creative Goings On

Sundry Tidbits

Thins I Like

Favorite things to receive are high quality stickers, letter / stationery sets w/ matching envies, interesting tea flavors, crafty supplies, and cosmetics.

  • Amazon List (link above)
  • Animal cuteness
  • Blistex (berry or wintergreen, stick form) - I go through this like it's water.
  • Books - novels, poetry, writing related
  • Cats - anything
  • Crochet patterns - ami, toy, doll, mini
  • Dollhouse minis / tiny things
  • Dover Publications sticker books
  • Earrings - girly, cute, flowers, animals
  • Etsy List (link above)
  • Foxes - anything
  • Gnomes - stickers, plushies, figures
  • Mice - anything (but not Disney!)
  • Notebooks & Journals - always need more!
  • Old fashioned/romantic stickers
  • Stationery - letter sets (little use for pc & notes)
  • Stickers (cute, animals, flowers, vintage style, high quality, no reward / puffy)
  • Writing - books & magazines related to the craft
  • Yarn - any and all, but esp. DK/sport/ weight 3

Top Tier Wishes

Want to really make my month or year?! These things will make me squee! :D Great ideas for birthday, stocking stuffers, higher-spend swaps, etc.

Favorite Crafts

  • Crochet (especially amigurumi)
  • Felt sewing (not needle felt)
  • Miniature / dollhouse crafts
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Embroidery (simple & NOT cross-stitch)

Dislikes & Don't Sends

For the most part, I'm pretty easy to please. I have very specific tastes and dislikes, but I'm easygoing, and I'm not going to get mad at you if something doesn't suit me, as long as you follow the swap or tag rules. :) However, there are a few things I'd like to note.

Please Take Note

I am an agnostic / atheist. You don't have to be so to be my friend, but please don't send me any religious items, whether overt or implied.

Smoke Allergy

Please don't send me anything from a smoking home or that smells of cigarette smoke. I am allergic, and it will cause sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and / or asthma attack. Items that come from a smoker's home, even if they were not directly near the person who smokes, can still cause this, and I will more than likely have to throw away what you send, which I really hate to do. Please prepare your swaps in a smoke-free environment.


  • Animal cruelty
  • Bare minimum swaps & tags
  • Bugs
  • Camouflage
  • Chamomile tea
  • Christian items
  • Computer paper "stationery"
  • Cross stitch supplies
  • Dogs
  • Gore / violence
  • Green tea
  • Hunting
  • Knitting supplies
  • Little to no effort swaps & tags
  • Meat
  • Planner supplies
  • Printer paper "stationery"
  • Puffy stickers
  • Religious things
  • Reward stickers
  • Romance novels
  • Smoke
  • Vampires
  • Zombies

About My 3's

So, I'm sure you've noticed my four different 3 ratings. All but one of these, I take full responsibility for.

My most recent 3 rating is from 2016. This was received in a swap that I hosted, that I fulfilled according to my own rules, and that I mailed on time. Despite multiple messages to this person, I received not a single reply and was never given any explanation. As you can see, @mariasalas91 has not even been on Swap-Bot since 2016. Further, she last logged in on March 7, 2016, over a month after rating me a 3, so she had plenty of opportunity to let me know her reasons, and she refused to do so. (You can also see that she has eight 3's and a 1, herself.)

When I received this rating, it broke my heart. I had been away from Swap-Bot for several years, and had been working VERY HARD to raise my rating. After she rated me a 3, for no apparent reason at all, and she refused to contact me or explain, I was so upset that I stopped swapping altogether for FOUR YEARS. It was so incredibly heartbreaking to me that in one single moment, she could ruin all the progress I had made, and, to top it off, was too much of a coward to tell me why.

The older 3 ratings are from 2009-2012. This was during one of the darkest periods of my life. Chronic depression, geographic isolation, an unhappy marriage, and physical health problems all led to a very forgetful and absentminded me. While I absolutely do take full responsibility for not sending these swaps by their deadlines, I am asking for your kindness and understanding. These swaps were from a long time ago, and my life is completely different now. I am in a much happier, healthier place, and I will, 100%, get your swap out on time.

To those who have been my friends and swap partners ever since, I appreciate you so much! You have taught me to love swapping again, and you constantly help me raise my overall rating. You rock. TYSM!


Comment: Thank you so much! I love the make up and the bag! That face mask is right up my alley!
Rubyfreckles rated for Intro Pen Pal letter swap on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: Hey! I got your letter today! Thank you for the extra little stickers, etc. I LOVED your letter and will write back soon!
laurenmarie323 rated for My Golden Birthday ⭐️ on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: :)
Comment: Thanks for using one of our precious Egyptian notecards . (I'll wrote quick PM in a minute) One does wonder what STarbucks is up to sometimes.
junemoon rated for Poetry Swap 2021 Round 3: Defects on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: I like this poem. You covered a lot of time. Also like the van Gogh notecard.
Comment: Thank you so much for swap, my birthday is later this month, so I'm going to open the envelope on my birthday😀, it great that it arrived with loads of time to spare, thank you.
Comment: Thank you, waiting for my birthday on the 29th to open!
Comment: I love crocheting too! I really like making amigurumi and I recently completed a crocheted backpack :D (p.s. sorry for the confusion, this is my second swap so I'm still trying to figure it all out)
Response: Yeah, that wasn't my craft ... But it's easy to confuse people on a swap like this! LOL
Comment: It arrived today, thank you. Placed it into my stocking. Just cant imagine anything so small that can be pink or red??? I guess I must wait until December, with a more updated message for you. Thanks again. Enjoy your week.
Comment: Thank you Trigger warnings not necessary.I can accept any subject.I did wonder how boy died. I shall mail feedback form.
Comment: Hi Megan! Love the cute little birds and nature inspired birthday card I received from you. Thanks so much. Thanks for doing these swaps, a lot of fun. Have a Very Happy Birthday on March 13! Take care, Judy
Response: You're welcome! I guess I better get another one or two in, if I want to do any more. LOL
Comment: Thank you for the very thoughtful swap!
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ will adjust this when I open it on March 13! Thank you! EDIT: I didnt make it to my birthday! But thank you for the adorable cat card and all the themed extras! This was just the pick-me-up I needed today. Happy (Early) birthday, Birthday Twin!
Comment: I’m saving all my birthday stuff to open on my birthday (March 13) so I’ll come finish my rating once I open it ❤️❤️ Thank you! EDIT: Thank you thank you thank you !! EDIT#2: I just received this Yesterday and for some reason I thought the first card with extras counted for both so I rated you long before I ever received this (I'm so out of it!) However, wanted to amend this and let you know I loved this card and the extras too! We must both have the Jane Austen postcard box!!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome package! I love it all :)
Response: Hooray! Glad you liked my choices. :)
LaughingLoon rated for LSRUS: Order Me Something-USA on Feb 14, 2021
Comment: How fantastic! I have a grown daughter who loves Harry Potter & miniatures -mI’m putting this aside for her birthday and she’ll treasure it - you’ve made two people very happy.
Response: So happy you love it! :) It took me longer to choose something than expected, and I was getting a bit agitated about it. When I came across her shop, I was immediately awed. So cute! Hope your daughter adores the doll. <3
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy Valentine's Day!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Poem about love 2021 on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: I loved the poem thank you so much!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! :) Sometimes the ones I think will turn out horribly, due to time constraint or lack of ideas, turn out surprisingly well. :D
Comment: OMG, I love it!!! And thank you for the yarn! I use Paintbox yarn all of the time and just this morning, finished up a scappy afghan using all my leftover Paintbox bits. So your timing is perfect.
Response: I'm so happy that you love it! :) That is really great about the yarn ... I ordered 2 extra balls of that shade a few months ago, thinking I needed them for a project. The project ended up being scratched, and I also already had more of that red than expected ... So I guess it really was perfect timing! LOL
Poftoffel rated for Science Fiction Flash Fiction #1 on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: Oooh what a cool story?!! I love how you used time travel this way. And that ending! Wow!!
Response: Thank you so much. <3

Rating Overview

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4.9662 157 43 47
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simcoe54 on Feb 27, 2021:

CPG: February Wishes -- Thanks so much for so many amazing stickers. My grand-daughter will be delighted.

LauraM540 on Feb 26, 2021:

Thanks for the fun baggie of goodies from the CPG Tag!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 20, 2021:

Thanks so much for the awesome Jane Austen pcs from tag at CPG!! Love the extras too!

LavenderSprinkles on Feb 20, 2021:

Ohhh I just love my little kitty for my birthday wishes! Soooo 🥰 adorable! Many thanks!

K8thecrafter on Feb 13, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Pay It Forward envie. The letters are EXACTLY what I was looking for. A little tea or coffee stain and I will have some beautiful background pages. Thank you!!!

chimerix on Feb 12, 2021:

OMG!!! I just got the "Who likes...?" Tag. I love it!! What a great little unicorn pendant. I immediately put it on for my meeting in a few minutes. A big Aloha!

kiddomerriweather on Feb 11, 2021:

Thank you for the Etsy digital wish for my February WW! Those will make awesome PDT labels. I can't wait to use them!

wolfeagle on Feb 2, 2021:

Thank you for the two mermaid cards and stickers, for the Send to the Person above you tag. They're super cute.

BusyB on Feb 2, 2021:

Thank you for your letter! I enjoyed reading your thoughts and goals. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with me. I hope 2021 is better for all! I agree, we all deserve a better year! I'll see you again in a mailbox visit. CPG Wishes January

lindseyjae on Feb 2, 2021:

Thank you so much for the CPG February wish! I am so excited to try to make some of the crochet projects!

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