Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2022 10:38 am


Date Joined: June 15, 2013
Last Online: January 19, 2022
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Sept 2021- I'm taking a hiatus for the rest of the year. I haven't had a lot of time to swap and I'm currently setting up an online business. Best wishes to everyone I have met on this site. I have enjoyed our interactions. Stay safe, keep crafting, and lots of hugs.

Groups- If you need to drop me from your group due to inactivity I totally understand. :)

I am a free range librarian (currently furloughed due to the pandemic.) I also teach after school science classes and art classes. I'm also working on my pottery side hustle.


I am married with 4 parakeets as pets. They keep me entertained with their antics. Their names are Sherlock, Ghost, Cooper, and Oscar.

My hubby and I travel as much as we can and live life to the fullest. I'm an avid hiker and try to do at least one hike a week.

I love crafting especially with felt and buttons, sewing skirts, making jewelry and geeky crafts. I also am a pottery/ceramic student at a shop in our town.

If you have not received something from me please let me know asap so I can send again. I will rate as soon as I can, usually that day or the next. If for some reason I have not rated you please let me know.



*Forest Animals- Foxes, bunnies, moose, hedgehogs, black bears, pandas.

*Ocean animals- penguins, beluga whales, sea turtles, octopus and squids

  • Hiking and outdoors- Stickers for my water bottles, quotes about hiking and being outdoors, pins or patches for my backpack

*Birds- Hummingbirds, bluebirds, Towhees. I am a huge fan of crows and ravens.

  • Space things- Constellations, Northern lights

  • Literary themed items. I will forever be a librarian in some shape or form. I love quotes about libraries and bookish items.

Favorite Books

I love reading fantasy and science fiction books. I am a big reader of YA books because of my job and also because most of them are better than adult fiction.

I also like graphic novels, comics, historical fiction, and steampunk.

I also read old fairy tale and folk tale books. I am currently learning stories to tell for my volunteer job. I love hearing stories from other cultures. I also believe in the value of passing on traditional tales.


Romance- I'm just not a fan of 100% romance novels.

Horror- I will read it now and again but I don't particularly care for graphic violence.

Fandom likes

Fandoms I love:

*Star Wars- I'm a fan of Princess Leia and Ahsoka Tano. Pretty much Star Wars girl power!

*Lord of the rings- I love the whole series and read the books often. I love the hopeful quotes and themes.

*KPop and KDramas- I love Kpop related things and kawaii style items. Washi tape, stickers, memo sheets. My favorite groups are- Got7, Nu'est, Victon, ACE, Golden Child, Red Velvet, Oneus. Shows- Goblin, Romance is a bonus book, Korean Odyssey, Crash Landing on you

*Doctor Who- Love Amy, Rory, and Eleven. The Van Gogh episode is my absolute favorite.

Postcards and Stationery

Stationery/Postcards -

  • I love any kind of stationery as long as it doesn't contain nudity.

  • I collect fun postcards with Owls, dragons, library themes, Space, geeky, book illustrations, birds, crows/ravens, flowers, ocean scenes. I also really like art drawings or paintings of animals.

  • I am not fond of spiders, nudity, clowns, or cards depicting violence towards animals or people

Favorite Crafts


  • I love to cross stitch. My favorite patterns are usually geeky in nature. I can always use more floss of any color and needles.

  • I also sew costumes, dresses, and skirts for fun. I'm exploring new creative avenues with my sewing machine.

  • I like to hand-stitch small projects and I'm always looking for new inspiration

  • fun buttons, vintage buttons- I sew them on everything.

Kpop and Kdramas

I'm a huge Kpop fan. It's only gotten stronger during the pandemic. Music keeps me sane and kpop is the gift that keeps on giving. :) Groups that I like:

  • Nu'est- my ultimate bias group such a great group.

  • Got7- I love all 7 members. They are so funny and just an all around great group.

  • A.C.E.- Bias BK and Seyoon (Wow)

  • Victon- Bias Seungsik, with Chan and Hanse as almost bias wreckers. Just a total delightful group

  • Golden Child- I love all of them.

  • Taemin- His solo stuff is the bomb

  • Others: Oneus, BlackPink, Baekhyun, Lay, Jackson Wang, Onewe, NCT, TxT, Woodz

I like lots of other groups too. These are just on my top playlists.

For Kdrama:

  • Goblin

  • Tale of the Nine Tailed

  • Coffee Prince

  • Mr. Sunshine

  • Flower Boy Next Door

  • Gogh the Starry Night

  • A Korean Odyssey

  • Vagabond

  • Crash Landing on you

I also like the Chinese drama Untamed

Dislikes and Please don't send


***NO FOOD!!!! I have lots of food allergies and it's just easier to say no to it all than to have a seriously ridiculous list.

  • things depicting violence

  • clowns- I have an actual clown phobia.

  • Anything with a smoke smell.


LizzyJo rated for PVT N&T: Yuletide Cheer Pets on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: I love my x-stitch bunny. It's so much cuter than I remember from when we signed up. Thank you for doing it for me. You did a great job.
Response: I'm so glad you liked him! Best wishes and happy stitching!
Comment: Thank you for the delightful and fantastically detailed patches. I love the way you have the minions positioned--so fun! We just recently watched Clue; you should definitely see it. I like that you went more abstract on that patch, too. It's interesting to see everyone's different interpretations of the films. I'm loving this swap series, and look forward to swapping with you again soon. β™₯ oh! Thanks also for the threads, I didn't have either of those pretty colors. :)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating. I apologize for not responding sooner. I'm glad you liked the patches!
Shion rated for New Finds for March on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Omg I had so much fun reading your email, I totally vide with it not gonna lieπŸ˜‚ I'm also a big fan of ATEEZ! Omg ChoiSan man!!!!! 😍 Any ways thanks so much for being part of my swap!!!! I'm a bit behind in music so I appreciate all the music video linksπŸ˜‰
Taedybear rated for Valentine's Day K-Pop Songs on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful playlist! πŸ’ž It was so interesting to listen to new ones and bop to the ones I already knew.
Comment: This is just to cute!!! Thank you!
LadyAbigail rated for Valentine's Day K-Pop Songs on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely list!
chimerix rated for N&T: Heart to Heart (USA Only) on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: OMG!!!!!!!!! What an amazingly wonderful needle book! I absolutely love it. Thank you for making me an AIW theme. I am going to use it for my specialty needles. I wish there were more hearts to give. Aloha
Response: Oh Yay!!! I'm so happy you liked the needle book. I've had that scrap of purple fabric for years. It was waiting for you! Thank you for the rating!
Shion rated for ILKpop: I get my fix right here... on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: thank you for the fun email. I liked the blog links you sent me. I found some nice songs I've never heard of on them
Response: Oh yay! I'm glad. Thank you for the rating!
StagKing rated for N&T: Textile Amulet II on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous amulet! I love the stitching and the pendent you incorporated. I can't wait to get it displayed in my office!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wooooooow! So much info!!! Thank you for all the help. This is exactly what I needed!!!
Response: I'm glad it helped!! I was a bit worried that I sounded like an infomercial lol
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Textile Amulet on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: My winter themed amulet is beautiful. Thank you! The pottery piece snowflake is the perfect accent. Now I need to find the perfect place to display it. (They are addictive, aren't they?)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the kind rating!
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Christmas Cookie Exchange on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: I love my cookies! Thank you for sending 2. I hung them from a cabinet in the kitchen so I can admire them every time I walk into the kitchen. And I like how you wrapped them. It was like having Christmas early.
Response: Yay!! I was hoping they turned out ok. thank you for the rating!
Shion rated for Autumn Playlist on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: I love the letter you gave me! The list and the letter are both so pretty! And I was also so happy to see an NCT song on there. Baby don’t stop is probably my favourite NCT U song I remember when it first came out~ I had a lot of fun looking into the other songs as well!!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked the list. Baby don't stop is on my rotation so much. I'm pretty sure spotify is like "woman listen to something else!'
fbresnah rated for Autumn Playlist on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Hello and thank you for the nice letter! I love your playlist! I’m pretty new to K-pop too. I’ve not heard of any of these artists but I will definitely check them out! thank you for the nice photo of suga as well!!!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating!
StagKing rated for N&T: Scissor Tassel Charm on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: Ahhh! Thank you so much for the gorgeous tassels! They are so lovely and I'm choosing which scissor will get which as I type this. Thank you for participating in my swap and I look forward to more fiber/textile based swaps with you in the future!
Response: Yay! I’m glad you liked them! I really enjoyed making them for you! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: I absolutely ADORE what you stitched for me! You incorporated so many of my favorites, and did such a great job stitching them. I can't stop looking at it. I'm going to figure out how to hang it (probably from a rod) so it can be displayed. And thanks for adding lime green hearts to the envie. Thank you so much for the perfect happy mail. (And it got here really fast, too.)
Response: Holy crackers that shipped fast! I’m so glad you like it. I had a blast stitching it. Thank you for the kind rating!!
Snailmail1772 rated for CPG: Bird PC - US Only on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: I really liked your PC and the black background you used for it! Thank you.
bluerose3 rated for CPG ~ Not Near Me Tourist PC ~ USA on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Taj Mahal looks like a neat visit.
susieq11 rated for FS: SAFE Sender's Choice PC AUG on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: I love the greyhound postcard, thank you!! I’m so happy to see you back and I’m glad you’re doing well. I love sunflowers! I’m doing great, enjoying the sunny days and a new way of life!! Thank you for your lovely note!! xoxo

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enchantedgabi on Oct 29, 2021:

Hi! just wanted to invite you to join my kpop playlist swap if you're interested <3 happy swapping!

dartha on Apr 25, 2021:

Wonderful Wishes - April Thank you so much Valerie for the beautiful post card - I love looking for shells and rocks and there is nothing more relaxing than watching the waves. Thank you so much, darla

Poohtat on Apr 25, 2021:

Thank you for the WW April wishes. The notecards are adorable and I love the gnome postcards. So stinking cute. Love the flowers too.

lindseyjae on Apr 21, 2021:

Wow! Thanks so much for the lovely birthday WW April wishlist envie! I love everything you picked out for me. So kind of you!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 18, 2021:

Thank you for the April WW! I love the clipart so much. Thank you for thinking of me this month. You are so very thoughtful.

Autist on Apr 4, 2021:

Thank you for the Wonderful Wishes!! I love these little Dover Books so much!! They have wonderful and fun stickers!! They will be put to good use! Thank you for thinking of me! Cheers, Evan

LahDeeDah on Oct 31, 2020:


OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Happy Halloween!

anicka22 on Sep 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely items you send for the tag, you really spoiled me so much. I do love it all so much: the bookish things, the embroidery floss and the lovely paper sheets! Thank you, Thank you

LahDeeDah on Mar 26, 2020:

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