Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 9:23 am


Date Joined: August 31, 2014
Last Online: September 28, 2020
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 enjoy cake baking. 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. I'm a big fan of Amber Run, Skinny Living and Glass Caves. I don't mind a bit of folk music or blue grass occasionally. I am a sucker (still lol) for 80s music. It's an age thing hahaha.

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....


I have a Chilean Rose Tarantula called Rosie, a six year old rescue cat (long haired Red Tabby) called Amber, and one elderly goldfish.

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 Postcards


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

Hi! My name is Lynda and I live in the north west of England with my partner. 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 silver jewellery, especially earrings. I am mad about rats and have kept them as pets on and off for over 30 years. I have a thing for unicorns and tigers. I love fantasy art, especially Anne Stokes. I do a lot of cake baking. I can drive, but don't enjoy it! I took early retirement from my job as an Executive Officer for the Department for Work and Pensions in July 2019. I love being by the sea and lived on the south coast for 22 years. Can't wait to move back to Plymouth. I'm not much of a drinker but like dry white wine and gin. I'm a full blown fresh ground coffee addict. I was widowed on 1st March 2015 but didn't find out he'd died until 16th June 2017, having separated in 2010 , which was strange to say the least. I am a member of several FB cross stitch and Zentangle groups and regularly take part in their monthly swaps. I have a significant number of tattoos, including a full sleeve, and 11 piercings. I'm on Postcrossing and Ravelry as Minxy1964. I lost my mum to lung and bone cancer on 24/02/20. Since then I've spent a lot of time cooking and shopping for dad, and generally helping him out. 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, probably longer during the Covid pandemic.

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 began easing myself back into swapping after having had major reconstructive knee surgery on 5th August 2016. My mobility still 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...


denimblu14 rated for UKCA: Craft the Rainbow: Orange on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Well that was a lovely surprise Lynda, I thought the package looked a bit flat to contain a bear! Your patience to be able to stitch such an intricate pattern has me in awe it truly is a work of art, thank you very much for sharing your crafting skills with me. Good luck with your cake baking :)
Response: Glad you like it. Currently got what looks three tons of dried fruit soaking in brandy, for the Christmas cake, and a Victoria sponge in the oven... xx
LetterFairy rated for UKCA: Introduce Yourself Craft on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Lynda thank you so so SO MUCH for my beautiful Totoro coaster! I was so happy when I opened it I cried!!! I wish I could give you 100 hearts!!! It is so beautifully made and I love it so much...I will treasure it forever! Thank you again for such a beautiful, thoughtful craft, I love it so much and I'm so grateful! You are very talented! ❤ Hollie xx
Response: I'm glad you like it. I'd never heard of him, but once I'd Googled, I knew I had to make him. Enjoy looking at him whenever you have a cup of tea! Xx
denimblu14 rated for UKCA: Craft the Rainbow: Red on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: What a lovely surprise Lynda, I am absolutely delighted with the little red teddy bear that you knitted for me. I have had a go at knitted toys also and they are always received with love, lol, but your bear is beyond perfect! Here we have had sunshine all week long. I hope that your weekend ahead is a good one also :)
Response: I'm so glad you like him. He was fiddly to put together, but worth it xx
laurarc rated for UKPP: Introduce Yourself Postcard on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Hi Lynda, thanks for the beautiful postcard. I was supposed to go on holiday this year to the Lake District so it’s nice to have a little piece of it now.
Response: Glad I could help with that! Xx
ChristyClark1970 rated for Private Postcard Swap on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks Lynda! I enjoyed your note! Love the post card too!
Response: You're welcome xx
Caithness rated for Postcard swap - UK Only on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the lovely illustrated postcard and thanks for joining the swap. Have a good day!
Response: Glad you liked it xx
hellmutt rated for Hellmutt And Minxy Swap on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: This postcard is so cute! I love it so much, thanks for sending it <3
Response: You're welcome. First of many swaps, hopefully... xx
noname13 rated for FS: SAFE Sender's Choice PC AUG on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks a lot for your postcard, didn't expect to receive it that quick.
Response: I am amazed it got there so soon! Xx
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard. Did you get your applesauce made? Sounds yummy.
Bhindblueeyes rated for FS ~ I found my PC's! on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: I love this PC! Thank you so much! And GL with your volunteering ventures!!! :)
Response: I managed to teach a 13 year old boy to knit in my first voluntary session! Thought you'd appreciate that card xx
sassafrass rated for FS: Spring ATC on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful hand drawn snowdrops ATC. It's absolutely lovely! I loved reading about them too. I don't think we have them here, but perhaps with a different name? I will have to look that up :) Many thanks for sharing your art!
Response: You're welcome xx
Bhindblueeyes rated for FS: Send a PC, Get a PC on May 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you thank you for the prison PC!!! You sent this to the right person!! :)
Response: I had a feeling you'd appreciate it! Xx
jenn52732 rated for NH: Just A Postcard #1 on May 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard!!! It looks beautiful in Sutton Harbour - Plymouth!! Love the card!!!
Response: I used to spend my lunch breaks there. Miss living in Plymouth xx
lemooon rated for NH: Just A Postcard #1 on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a cool postcard! I like it. Have a great day!
Response: You're welcome xx
Comment: I really enjoyed reading about 2 of your hobbies.
Response: I could talk forever about knitting once I get going! Xx
123Poggy123 rated for FS: Send a card on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: This is a cute card & I enjoyed reading what you wrote about your hobby.
Whippet rated for FS: Christmas Card on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you Lynda for the large envelope with beautiful Christmas scene showing red mail box, the tea package of Yorkshire Tea. My mother & I want to try this tea, drink along with Christmas cookies we baked. Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome xxx
piratecaptainmo rated for FS: Data Selfie ATC on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and letter! I love the symbols/data you created to include. I've now swapped a few of these and you're the only person to turn the ATC in landscape orientation, which I thought was pretty cool!
AmericanHeiress rated for FRIDGE MAGNET SWAP on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the magnet and the pamphlet. Much appreciated
Response: You are welcome xx
mb58ca rated for Scavenger 30 T/F on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Is this true: you're part owner of a race horse?
Response: Oh, how I wish that was true!! No, the truth is that I do like a nice Gin and Tonic. I should give it up and save the money towards a race horse lol xx

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Paige1900 on Jun 10, 2018:

Thanks for the explanation of the 1 pc. LOL The eden project looks amazing. :)

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

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