Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2020 10:20 am


Original Member
Last Online: August 21, 2014
Birthday: March 26, 1982
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 32 single mom of 3 foster (soon to be adopted) children and have three beloved cats, two dogs, some chickens, and some fish. I collect virtually everything I can get my hands on, read lots, am a big geek...

I'm getting into swapping again after a long hiatus while I got settled into a new city with a new job. Swap-Bot has changed since then!

I am seeking excess FBs, slams, decos, etc.! Just getting back into the swing of things, as I said, and I have very little to none of these items anymore!

My Postal Society ID is: katiad

Favorite Music

Rock. Celtic. Alternative. Pop. New Age. Whatever. :)

Favorite Books

I read a lot (or did, before the knitting bug hit me... been reading much less now) and prefer books that aren't SAD. I don't really like to cry. I read a lot of general fiction, supernatural, fantasy, dark fantasy, sci-fi, nonfiction, thrillers... I just don't like sad. Though I end up reading quite a few sad things anyway. I read a wide variety of stuff, really.

Favorite Television

I love Doctor Who, and the Marvel movies. I watch very little tv, don't even have service, but I netflix some things. I like anime and movies far more than television itself.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, random crafting, baking & cooking, soapmaking, needlework, gardening, penpalling, swapping.

Things I Don't Like

I hate coffee. Love the scent, not the taste. Espresso. Eww. Coffee. Eww. I don't like bath gel. I don't like neon colors or baby pastels, though I make exceptions for soft purples, blues, and greens. I don't like angels. I don't care for anything with bible verses or a similarly religious slant to it. I'm not a Christian is all! :) I don't like earl gray tea, or plain green tea. I don't care for Disney stuff or American cartoons, superheroes, etc.

Things I Love

I love tea (except earl gray or plain green). I love Asian things, and kawaii things. I love pagan things. :) I collect postcards (especially new in an envelope), stamps, coins, stationery, and notepaper. I love colorful envelopes. I love manga, yaoi, yarn, socks, japanese snacks, savory treats, chocolate (foreign especially, not too dark), recipes, ephemera, maps, earthy colors, reds, purples, blues, greens, chickens, dragons, faeries, leafy plants, tarot, candles, bars of soap, and tiny treasures.

Postcards: I usually prefer single-view postcards (rather than multiple view ones) that are standard 4x6 size, or sometimes, 5x7. I don't like postcards that say things like: "Wish you were here!" and "Missing you in Florida!" or anything. I collect waterfalls, ocean scenes, beaches, rivers, wild animals, lighthouses, churches & mosques, castles, mountains & other scenic, city skylines, day or night, state/country maps, weather, flowers, naval ships, art cards, fairies (such as amy brown fairy postcards and similar), and any unique landmarks, events, etc.!


Some things I'd love to receive:

  • kawaii sticker sacks / stickers
  • kawaii stationery packs
  • lucky stars
  • coins
  • used/new stamps of all sorts
  • fortune cookie fortunes
  • notecards (running low!)
  • amigirumi
  • felt food!
  • matchbox shrines/etc.
  • anything pagan related (but not goth.)
  • fancy (or not so fancy!) embroidery / needlework threaed
  • A6 envelopes (4.75 x 6.75 inches)
  • swap-cards
  • tarot/rune bag
  • brass embellishments
  • chime candles / chime candle holders
  • paper ephemera of all sorts, but especially Asian 'flavored'.
  • misc buttons for my button box
  • ribbons, rick-rack, etc.
  • yo-yos (the sewing embellishments, not the toy)
  • whimsey jars
  • fat quarters, fat eighths
  • fabric scraps of any sort!
  • thread
  • yarn
  • inchies - new to me!
  • zentangles - new to me!
  • random stuff! I'm not picky!


CONTACT ME if you do not receive a swap I was supposed to send you, please! While rare, things can and do get lost or delayed in the mail, and I'd like the chance to make things up to you if that happens! Please, communication is the most important thing in swapping!

Feel free to message me about any concerns you have - whether you're the one shipping to me, or you're the one being shipped to.

I do have a '1' rating on my profile from an international swap gone bad several years ago. If you are concerned, please message me.


meandmyboys rated for Pick 3 Swap - August on Aug 25, 2014
Comment: Thanks! I like the memo sheets, cute!
romyisa78 rated for QUICK Pick 5 flat swap #94 on Aug 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much. Love it
Grantaire rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #153 on Aug 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you for your mix of postcards! The deer one is perfect to send to a friend of mine who needs some cheering up! :)
Kraftylady777 rated for Fill Up My Mailbox 2014 on Jul 28, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much, Kate
Pikachu089 rated for Simple postcard Swap #3 on Jul 24, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, I love the image of the mountain and river. So beautiful.
de243066 rated for Fill Up My Mailbox 2014 on Jul 22, 2014
jenlovespsu rated for Fill Up My Mailbox 2014 on Jul 20, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! :) I can imagine that Montana is beautiful!
Arabella rated for Fill Up My Mailbox 2014 on Jul 18, 2014
Comment: Great card to find in my mailbox on this hot and sticky day! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you:)
Comment: thank you.
Vicky1978 rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the reading list. I read a lot of sci fi/fantasy stuff so might check out the Vorkosigan Saga.
88bluebirds88 rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 24, 2014
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list- the books you wrote about are all new to me! Great list :)
tucanina rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 24, 2014
Comment: I will check Sarah Addison Allen out. Thanks for sharing.
yolomba rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you, sounds very interesting, I might check the Vorkosigan saga!
basykes rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 23, 2014
Comment: Interesting books. Not my genre, but that's what makes these lists interesting! Thank you.
Comment: thank you love!

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colene on Jul 11, 2014:

Katiadad Thankyou for your rating. What embossed card did I send you that you liked? I wanted to check if I have anymore. Colene

Brooklyne on Apr 12, 2011:

I was checking out who I was getting my tasty skein of yarn from and Wow! We have a ton in common. Very kewl!

BeautifulMess on Mar 31, 2011:

I got the washington postcard. Thank you :)

aviahz on Mar 17, 2011:

Hi!! thanks for the sticker flakes, notebook, and lavender buds!!

susieq11 on Mar 17, 2011:

Glad you got the Austin PC! : )

cobaltgypsy on Oct 31, 2008:

certifiedscrapaholic on Oct 3, 2008:

Thank you for being an "angel" for the whimsy jar swap. It was awesome, and the perfect color! I love it all!!!! You are awesome, a million hearts to you!

ladyb on Aug 17, 2008:

The first themed recipe swap is up. Check it out. Hope you can join:

Recipe Lovers September Theme ~ Salads!

herwithacurl on Jul 28, 2008:

hi, I got my items for the pick two tag today. thanks!! :)

dragonfly on Jul 26, 2008:

You're cordially invited to join these swaps, hope to see you there.

Spell LOVE with postcards: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/18953

Four elements postcard theme: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/18937

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