Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2018 10:06 pm


Date Joined: August 31, 2014
Last Online: February 23, 2018
Birthday: March 26, 1964
Country: United Kingdom

Favorite Crafts

I love knitting and crochet. I draw and I Zentangle. I cross stitch and can embroider. I've dabbled in making matchboxes and pocket letters. I am slightly obsessed with making felt stuffies. I've yet to get into full blown card making, but never say never....

Favorite Books

I will read anything and everything! Give me an encyclopaedia and you won't see me for a week. My favourite authors are too many to mention. I have a Kindle Paperwhite and it goes everywhere with me.

Favorite Music

I will listen to anything apart from opera. Being a bit of a biker chick I do listen to a lot of rock music.I am a big fan (still lol) of 80s stuff.

Favorite Television

I don't watch soaps. I like documentaries, especially crime, animals and history. I don't watch many films as I have a habit of falling asleep after the first 20 minutes....


! My pets lol I have a Chilean Rose Tarantula called Rosie and a four year old rescue cat (long haired Red Tabby) called Amber. I also have a 49 year old boyfriend. He's housetrained, but could do with going to obedience classes...

Likes and Dislikes


Embroidery threads

Glass seed beads

Anything dark/gothic/steampunk



Purples and Pinks

Fresh ground coffee/coffee beans

Hello Kitty

Cherished Teddies

My Little Pony

Anne Stokes artwork


Anything religion based



Green tea

When making something for me, unless it is a profile based swap, please don't worry if your taste doesn't reflect mine. I am grateful to receive anything that you have taken the time and trouble to make for me!

About Me

I am not religious but lean towards paganism/wicca. My favourite colours are purples, pinks and aquamarine. I'm an Aries/chinese wood dragon. I love jewellery, especially earrings. I am mad about rats and have kept them as pets for over 20 years. I have a thing for unicorns and tigers. I love fantasy art, especially Anne Stokes. I can drive, but don't enjoy it! I am an Executive Officer for the Department for Work and Pensions (I make entitlement decisions on welfare benefits). I love being by the sea. Not much of a drinker but like dry white wine. My boyfriend is a biker and we go to bike rallies which involves camping and him consuming vast amounts of alcohol lol. I was widowed on 1st March 2015 but didn't find out he'd died until 16th June 2017! I am engaged to a lovely guy called Richard.I have an 11 year old stepdaughter and a 16 year old stepson.I am a member of several fb cross stitch and Zentangle groups and regularly take part in their monthly swaps. I have 13 tattoos and 11 piercings. I am on Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest as Lynda Kirkpatrick and I also have a Facebook page called Lynda's Craft Stuff. I'm on Postcrossing as Minxy1964. It is nigh on impossible to offend me, so don't worry on that front....

Swap info

I will mark my swaps as sent once I have either put them in the Post Box or handed them over the Post Office counter. I always obtain proof of posting from the Post Office. I will not, however, send anything international by tracked mail due to the ridiculously high additional cost. I take and keep a photo of every swap before I post it. I am organised to the point of being anal, so all my swaps are made in advance of allocation, unless profile based. If your swap doesn't arrive, please message me before rating. I am in the UK and international post can take up to six weeks.

Flakers Non Raters and Angels

Flaked on by BrookeTrout in Beginner's Handmade Fabric Heart. She told the host she would not be sending after looking at my profile and has not been online since 2.1.15. Rated 1 on 12.2.15. This was Angel'd by mustluvdoggies.

Not rated by amyjo for Beginner's Crafting: Handmade Fabric Heart. No contact and she hasn't been online since 12.1.14.

Not rated by Alicer for Team Darkness: Gargoyle ATC swap. No contact and she hasn't been online since 2.3.15.

Not rated by JP for CL: Book Quote#5. A replacement was sent on 4.4.15, along with proof of postage for the original which was sent on 26.2.15. Profile comment and pm enquiring about this have been removed or not replied to.

Easing back into swapping

I am easing myself back into swapping after having had major reconstructive knee surgery on 5th August 2016. My mobility isn't fantastic and it's a bit of a walk to the Post Office, so although I am back participating, it won't be to the extent I did pre op. If anyone wants the gory details of a total knee replacement, that you don't get told beforehand, feel free to ask...


Comment: Thank you for a wellmade and lovely atc
Response: Glad you liked it xx
ChrisAnne rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC #3 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the personal history behind it. I can see where your job could be awesome and awful all in one.
Response: You've got it spot on, but it pays my bills! Xx
WayUpInAlaska rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC #3 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Oh Saddleworth Villages looks like neat place! Oh your pets sound cute! (yes even Rosie :) ) My friend had a bird eating Tarantula - what a neat critter! - Thank you for the great card!
Response: You're welcome x
ChrisAnne rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC #2 on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for swapping and for the sweet note about the church on the card. I love little bits of history like that!
Response: I'll remember that for next time we swap! Xx
starrycat rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC #2 on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Freesia are pretty, I agree! Thanks for the postcard!
Response: You're welcome xx
luckycharms rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC #2 on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Postcard.....What beautiful and happy flowers!! I had to look up what the Freesia flowers were and very glad I did!... I should use a pencil more for all my mistakes, but I always grab a pen,lol...
Response: Freesias have such a lovely perfume as well. Shame you can't smell them over the Internet! Xx
IsadoraWing rated for FS: NDH PC on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Your penmanship was about 10x better than mine was! Thanks for the card!
Response: You're welcome! I really surprised myself with it. Grandad was left handed, though. Perhaps that helped lol xx
OrigamiGrace rated for FS: 2018 Goals on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: They all sound do-able!! Good luck and happy new year!
Response: I'm certainly going to try! Xx
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful ATC :) It is lovely! I really enjoy having you as my partner, thank you once again for participating in my swaps :) Happy 2018, be well, be safe xx
Response: And the same to you xx
Whippet rated for Naked Postcard Swap #1 on Jan 3, 2018
bombardiette rated for FOPS - Send a PC, Get a PC on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: What a great postcard! Thank you so much for sharing a bit of the past - and present of your area. I absolutely love this! xoxo
Response: Glad you like it. The art gallery by my office has some interesting local postcards! Xx
Comment: Very interesting idea - to emboss/zentangle the foil! I wouldn't have thought of that! Thanks for sharing!
Response: It was an experiment. I was in the middle of knitting when the idea hit me to use the end of a needle as an embossing tool! I'll try anything once lol xx
Comment: Thank you so much and thank you for the super cute HK notebook!! Merry Christmas!
Response: Glad you liked it. It amused me no end. My friend who was with me when I bought it thinks I am stark raving mad lol xx
Comment: Thank you so much for my unique card and for my awesome gift. 🙂
Response: You are very welcome xx
nytetears rated for Match'em PC on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the post card Its great
Response: Glad you like it. It's one of our favourite places to visit xx
nytetears rated for Two Words on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: thanks for your card. Your words are sad
Response: I know. Hindsight is a wonderful thing... Xx
mb58ca rated for Kindness Still Exists on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: A kind act indeed! Thanks for joining ;)
Response: It was really kind of her. One of the few I trust with keys to my house!
Johkup rated for GG: Gorjuss chalenge #1 on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you :) This is very nice!
mb58ca rated for Significant July on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing the sad but happy news.
mb58ca rated for 3 Favs on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for joining. They are all new to me. I'll look them up. Maybe they'll be my faves, too!
Response: Penny Dreadful is very dark...

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Snuggles555 on May 3, 2016:

Good Morning Lynda: I received the Shepard's pie seasoning mixes last night. Thank you so very much! I can't wait to try & make these.

You are the best!

Hugs & Love,

Susan ♥

anrtist on Feb 17, 2016:

THANK You @Minxy1964 for the precious woodland creatures sticky note package ;-) SO CUTE

Blessings, cc

zoev1975 on Jan 18, 2016:

Thank you so much for my ALBOL wish. Cross stitch has defeated me in the past, but I am determined to master it!

thriftymermaid on Jan 13, 2016:

Thank you so much for the etsy.com gift for my January Wishlist in the ALBOL Group. I'm so excited to make a snail!! he he

Poftoffel on Dec 25, 2015:

Thank you so much for the amazing handmade goodies!!! The neko kitty is hanging in the tree and I've put the fish aside for Loki. It's so sweet of you to make these for me! Merry Christmas!

sparkleboi on Nov 25, 2015:

Hello! I just received your cat ATC - thank you so much for being an angel =D It's so cute. And girly pink cards are A-OK, haha. (My username IS sparkleboi, after all). You're the best!

Ikran3 on Nov 4, 2015:

Thank you so much for angelling the Happy Envelope swap for me - it was so kind of you! :) what a cute package! It definitely made me smile!! Thank you!!! xx <3

institches on Sep 17, 2015:

Hi Lynda,

Thanks for the crochet unicorn directions RAK through Hell's Grannies. It's a cute pattern and a nice addition to my collection. Hope to make it soon.


Solstice3 on Aug 29, 2015:

Thank you soooooo much for the amazing Halloween decorations, I love them all! My favourite? The cat, witches hat and pumpkin ^^ I think I'll hang them on a line of ribbon with the pegs and display them over the fireplace :D

mariaeliana on Jun 11, 2015:

You have a Chilean Rose Tarantula ♥

Oh I love them! I saw once how my tarantula eat a lizzard bigger than she xd it was weird but interesting, I feel like watching NatGeo. Also I saw it when she changed her skin, that was creepy hahaha. Have a nice day <3

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