Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 3:51 pm


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Last Online: January 22, 2018
Birthday: January 30
Country: United States
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About Me

This is where the dragons went.

They lie not dead, not asleep,

not waiting; because waiting implies expectation,


Hello! I'm glad you've taken the time to look at my profile. I found Swap-Bot accidentally while searching for ATC supplies online, and I have been swapping here since 2007. I love the way this site does not restrict swaps to one form or one media. I love trying new crafts and Swap-Bot has allowed me to see the work of many upcoming artists, in several media. I am always open to private swaps, just send me a message!

My hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening and crafting. I love taking photos and am rarely without my camera. I am also an avid reader and usually go through 3-4 books a week and 2-3 books on tape. I am also taking classes at a local community college to earn a degree in Business Management.

I love yard sales and go to the flea market every Wednesday morning. I love rooting through the stuff and finding those amazing treasures!

My favorite colors are soft purples, greens and blues. I do NOT like strident or neon colors. I like soft floral scents or scents like fresh rain, ocean breeze or clean linen. I do not like heavy earthy scents or the smell of vanilla.

My favorite flowers are lilacs, lilly of the valley and lavender. I love the spring when all the flowers begin to bloom and I bring masses of them into the house to savor the scent.

This is my baby!


Favorite Television

My current favorite TV shows are Storage Wars (the prices they put on things are totally unrealistic!), Texas Flip and Move (totally scripted but weirdly fascinating....) and RV Life. I would love to buy a Class A and tour the country after I retire. (Alas, the gas milage is a killer) I also love BBC TV, especially Hamish Macbeth, Jeeves & Wooster, Doc Martin, All Creatures Great and Small, and of course, Dr. Who.

Things I would Appreciate

Miniature metal figures from old board games.(I buy old games at the thriftstore just for these)

Lego people or animals.

Maneki-Neko cats


Small embellishments

Twinkling H2O paints (if you come across these I would love to swap for them!)

Anything with Goldfish or Koi on it.

Small hamsa charms

Unusual buttons

Beach Glass

Anything with a cute motif of dragons, owls, hedgehogs, peacocks or mermaids.

Cotton fabric quarters or half quarters

Anything fun you think I might like!

Favorite Crafts

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Quilting and sewing!

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Dotee Dolls!

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Matchboxes, filled and decorated!

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ATCs: collaged and handdrawn!

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Favorite Books

I love to read and read 3-4 books a week, as well as listening to 2-3 books on tape while I work and on my drive to and from work. My favorite author is Anne McCaffrey. Sadly, she is not writing any longer, but her son Todd has begun to continue her most popular series, "The Dragonriders of Pern". I also love the books of Alexander McCall Smith, his sense of irony really strikes a chord with me. I like a lot of Mercedes Lackey's books, her retelling of classic fairy tales is wonderful. Terry Pratchett is also a favorite, I love his "Discworld" series and the spinoffs. I also like Kerry Greenwood's "Phryne Fischer" series, which has just started to be republished in the US. Give me a good story and good laugh and I will be happy.

Keeping Track

Please contact me if I have not rated for a swap you sent to me.

If you are in the USA, I send everything except letter size envelopes (mostly ATCs) with tracking.

My Daily Prayer

Great Goddess, whose voice I hear in the wind, who breathes the breath of life to Her children, Hear Me; I need your strength and wisdom. I seek strength, not to be greater than others, but to fight my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Make me wise so that I may understand the things you teach your people and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes toward me. Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. Help me find compassion and walk in beauty. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock and respect the things you have made.

Make my eyes ever behold the sunset that comes before the beauty of night. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes, so when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

Favorite Quotes

In the universe, there are things that are known and things that are unknown, and in between there are doors.

~ William Blake

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.

~ Carl Schurz

There is a judge. There is justice in this world. One day you will receive what you have earned.

~ Jim Butcher

The span of someone's life is only the core of their actual existence. No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away - until the clock he wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they plant is harvested.

~ Terry Pratchett

Nothing is too wonderful to be true.

~ Michael Faraday

It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no timetable for happiness;

it moves according to rules of it's own.

When I was a boy I thought I'd be happy tomorrow,

as a young man I thought it would be next week;

last month I thought it would be never.

Today, I know it is now.

Each of us has at least one person

who thinks that our manifest faults are worth ignoring;

I have found mine,

and I am content.

~Alexander McCall Smith


vlhafer54 rated for MUG RUG SWAP!! on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the mug rug - blue is my favorite color. And thank you for the other things too - especially the squares.
Response: I'm glad you like the mug rug, it was fun to work out the pattern!
perkl8r rated for Wonky House Block! on May 10, 2017
Comment: cute little wonky house, thank you
Response: I'm glad you like it, they are fun to make!
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty mug rug!
pcmiminini rated for IS: Kokeshi Creations :) USA on Jan 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely kokeshi ATC, and for joining my swap! The envie was super cute; thank you for decorating it. Hope you are having a wondrous day!
skinny52 rated for FF: Scrap Bundle Baggies (USA) on Jan 25, 2017
Comment: Such a generous baggie-full!! And yes, some may find there way into my dollhouse, thanks so very much!!
Response: Wow, that got there fast! I'm glad they will be useful to you.
Comment: love the mug rug. It is cool. thank you for making it for me. Hope you had a great Christmas.
Response: Thank you so much for the nice rating. I hope your husband behaves and starts wearing his sling!
Comment: Wonderful, clever ATC. I love it.... thanks! :)
BlueberryLady rated for FF: Fall Prayer Flag ~ USA on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE the prayer Flag you made. the Fabrics are beautiful and the Tag idea Great. thank you for the Pad of Paper too.. Hugs from Jean in OHIO.
Response: I am so glad you like it! I was trying out a new pattern for a tablerunner and this was my experiment. I love the fabrics as well. The flower one I found in my mother's stash at least 20 years ago.
carterj rated for IS ~ Pick 3 Fall ~USA on Nov 2, 2016
Comment: thank you so much for the pick 3! I will use the napkins for sure for thanksgiving along with the leaves Nice swap!
Comment: Thank you for the great matchbox. Love how you made it open in front. Thx too for the extras. Fun swap.
Artsynerdgirl rated for Blast From the Past/PC Selfies on Oct 26, 2016
Comment: Great swap! Hope you enjoyed Florida :)
TereDiane1954 rated for Blast From the Past/PC Selfies on Oct 25, 2016
Comment: What fun, a selfie from the beach! Thank you♥
Response: That was from my trip to meet @RyeRye !
Sagebrushs rated for A.Q. Super fast mug rug! on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: Love the mug rug and the cute box it was sent in. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool Halloween card and fun stickers. Thanks for hosting, this was a fun swap!!
njstauter rated for Send a Halloween card! on Oct 21, 2016
Comment: thank you...fun card!
Comment: Great goodies...they definitely brought a smile to my face! The paper doll set is adorable! And yes, you are allowed to set a good example! LOL
Response: LOL!! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! The postcard is delightful and just what I adore. The poem is pretty, and I especially enjoyed the last two lines. Love to you and your son's memory, xo.
Comment: Beautiful Whitman poem...grateful you reminded me of it. I relate, Heidi...my grief is as yours remembering my beloved little boy, Alex. We press on. Armloads of hugs and cheers....jinanne
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC.Refreshing.I really appreciate it.
Comment: Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!!! the pink hair is the perfect touch. Tell your granddaughter that it made it PERFECT!thanks
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely! I was a bit worried that the coffin would not make the trip in one piece. The lady at my post office made me show her a picture of the dotee before I mailed it and just kept on laughing the whole time she was adding the postage.

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


bstitched on Jul 4, 2017:

Happy Independence Day!

CurlyTea on May 17, 2017:

Vickyen on Jan 31, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Hope you had a fun day yesterday! ;)

HeideC on Jan 26, 2017:

ChrisAnne on Nov 9, 2016:

Thank you so much for the RAK for quilt blocks I won through Inspiration Station! Best happy mail and just the pick-me-up I needed.

PrairieKittin on Nov 2, 2016:

I just got your RAK of embossing stuff! Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!! I love everything!!!!

CurlyTea on Nov 1, 2016:

bstitched on Oct 31, 2016:

Happy Halloween!

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