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MaidMirawyn

MaidMirawyn
Date Joined: October 24, 2007
Last Online: June 24, 2008
Birthday: June 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 6/2/2008: After unexpectedly losing access for two weeks, I was able to get back on Swap Bot last night. But I woke up with a nasty virus this morning... Thanks to my family and best friend, who've all been sick before me. So I'll be a bit slower getting everything out, but I'll get it sent out and contact everyone as quickly as possible. If you see this before I contact you, my sincerest apologies. This was entirely unexpected.

Updated 3/20/2008: I have had to resend several things lately, because my post office seems to be losing things! If you don't receive from me, please let me know so I can re-send! Thanks...

I'm thirty-four, very happily married since 1996, and a Southern girl. I've lived in suburban Atlanta all my life, though both sides of my family have lived in South Georgia for generations. No kids yet, but give it a year or so: my husband is almost out of school... ;)

I'm also a Christian (Southern Baptist, if anyone cares). So please, nothing too racy or anything...though odd is totally welcome, and even encouraged!

Oh, and I have two kitties, who I adore. Someday I hope to have pygmy goats, because they are just so cute and affectionate. And maybe some rabbits. And guinea pigs. If only I can trick my husband into it...

Geek Confession

First off, I'm a geek. I figure I might as well confess up front, because even just a peek at any of my sites will give it away pretty quickly.

My specific areas of geekdom are Star Wars, Star Trek, the Wheel of Time, the Lord of the Rings, Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and Robert Aspirin's Myth. I'm also a gamer: Dungeons and Dragons, Paranoia, and Guild Wars, a multiplayer online role-playing game.

I'm a science fan, too, especially astronomy. Before changing my degree to art, I was majoring in physics and minoring in math. And I LIKED IT!

Creative Stuff

I am, of course, a crafter. I've tried most of them; those I didn't try as a Girl Scout I probably encountered in art school. I crochet and knit; I would weave, but I don't have a loom. I'm also learning to spin on a drop spindle.

Mainly, though, I love paper crafts, and I'm a book artist. I also scrapbook.

Professionally, I'm a graphic designer.

Collecting

Oh, I am such a collector...

First, I collect artist trading cards, or ATCs. Love them! I'm also into Moo cards and inchies now...

I've been accumulating Christmas ornaments all my life...literally. I still have many of them from when I was a child. My faves are gold, silver, and jewel-tones, or hearts, crosses, or stars.

I'm a big fantasy and scifi nut, and have a major thing for dragons, griffins, and phoenixes (the phoenix is also the symbol of Atlanta), so those are always welcome.

And finally, I plan to make a couple of Rapunzel scarves (big fat scarves like Rapunzel's braid), so I'm currently collecting three yard lengths of yarns and ribbons in black/grey/red or natural/brown color families. I save one or two pieces from nearly everything I make, so it will be like a memory quilt worn around my neck!

And thanks to my first Swap-Bot partner, Shaerlindria, whose profile inspired me to create a "Collecting" section!

Tea! Tea! Tea!

I've joined some tea swaps, so I'm adding a new section to my profile: TEA!

So, concisely: My faves: Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo, Spiced Melange by Teavana, basically any black tea with orange; any Earl Grey tea

General likes: Black, flavored green, oolong, rooibos, or herbal. Zingers/hibiscus are great, too.

General dislikes: nothing bitter or medicinal

Ratings

StwbyQT rated for summer themed e-card swap on Jan 5, 2009
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Comment: Was going through past swaps and found that I had not received yours - Will change rating when I receive.
wackystuff rated for I Love Nerds! on Aug 19, 2008
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Comment: :(
Moominbrooke rated for Garden Gnome - ATC on Jul 7, 2008
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Comment: I'll gladly change the rating once the atc arrives. Meanwhile, it's been months...
mariee rated for summer themed e-card swap on Jun 28, 2008
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Comment: Lovely summer e-card. Thanks
carlaw rated for Amigurumi for Beginners on Jun 26, 2008
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Comment: I never got anything. Sorry
craftylicious1234 rated for summer themed e-card swap on Jun 25, 2008
5
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Comment: Thanks for the 'out of this world' e-card!
schlabs rated for summer themed e-card swap on Jun 24, 2008
5
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JennieMaeD rated for summer themed e-card swap on Jun 24, 2008
5
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Comment: Thank you for the e-card. Have a great summer.
ophelia73 rated for summer themed e-card swap on Jun 24, 2008
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OhMy rated for Bookreader's bookmark swap on Jun 16, 2008
5
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Comment: Hi! I recieved my bookmarks today. They are lovely, and thank you very much for the extras! Hope everything is well with you!
buttercup rated for Bookreader's bookmark swap on Jun 16, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely bookmarks.
Eva rated for Zentangle ATC's on Jun 16, 2008
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Comment: It worth the waiting! Thank you very much for the atc and such a lot of extras.
jstubbs rated for Stars ATC and a surprise #2! on Jun 15, 2008
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Comment: It really is a nice package you put together for me. I knew I should'nt give up on a southern girl. Hope all is well with you, thank you. Thank you very much!
marineko rated for Quotecard Postcard #11! on Jun 12, 2008
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rating
Comment: Thanks!
sultrypeacock rated for Zentangle ATC's on Jun 11, 2008
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful zentangle! I love the design you created. And thank you also for the little extras you tucked in! The pomegranate raspberry tea sounds delicious! And English Breakfast is one of my favorite varieties. :)
Sally rated for Zentangle ATC's on Jun 6, 2008
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Turtle rated for Dance ATCs on May 30, 2008
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Comment: Just received. Very nice. "Dancing is dreaming with your feet." Cool!
soniclibra rated for Dance ATCs on May 29, 2008
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Comment: thank you for the cards and the tea.. they are very pretty.. :)
kizmet rated for Garden Gnome - ATC on May 27, 2008
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Comment: I haven't got anything, you are still on Not Sent Status and you disappeared from the Net. I'm more than willing to change if I will ever got something or at least an explanation from you. 9/7 you said you had sent but I still haven't got anything and again you haven't logged in a while 0_0
LINDA50 rated for pretty fabric or felt postcards on May 25, 2008
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Comment: I never received anything except excuses.

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Comments

rachael0564 on May 27, 2008:

Hi, just was wondering if you've received my garden gnome ATCs yet? I haven't gotten a rating yet and I sent them out 2 weeks ago. Please let me know!

siayla on May 26, 2008:

Hi there, I was just wondering if you received my garden gnome ATC's or if I should resend? Please let me know. Thank you and I hope all is well as I see you haven't logged in in awhile.

Mojo on Apr 2, 2008:

I thought you might like to join my Dance ATC swap here

Looking forward to seeing you there! Mojo

PoMoGolightly on Mar 24, 2008:

Your note and treats arrived today--you are so sweet! Thanks for the ATC blanks (yay for recycling!), the tea, your lovely moo card, but mostly for your thoughtfulness. xx

Mojo on Mar 13, 2008:

Thought you might like this swap, I'd love to see you there!!

Jenny xx

CelestialFreak on Dec 27, 2007:

Thanks for also joining my Christian art ATC swap, I'm glad you found another of my swaps to join!

CelestialFreak on Dec 12, 2007:

Thanks for joining my gargoyle ATC swap. I'd love for you to join my other swaps as well.

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