Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2017 5:58 pm


Date Joined: August 31, 2014
Last Online: November 20, 2017
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, but I am a full scale Robin Hobbs fan. I also read a lot of erotica. 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 also enjoy things like Great British Bake Off, Great British Sewing Bee and Project Runway.


! My pets lol I have a Chilean Rose Tarantula called Rosie and a three year old rescue cat (Maine Coon cross) 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 12 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...


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...
Shoefairy19 rated for Matchbox Private Swap on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: A gorgeous matchbox, and I really love the wooden postcard!
Response: I thought you might when I bought it! Xx
georgiafae rated for GG: postcard #3 on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Great postcard-you do fine with stamping! It's been hot here too lately except we had a rainstorm this morning. Weather is good for our tomatoes in the garden. Nice to swap with you!
Response: Oooh tomatoes grown outside! You are so lucky to be able to do that. Glad you liked my card xx
kdeorne1 rated for I Can't Believe I... on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the recipe postcard and sharing your can't believe with me. That was quite terrible for them to do that to you in my opinion.
Response: I'm still struggling to deal with it. Hope you enjoy the recipe xx
piratejimbob87 rated for Hand Made Gift Tags on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the tags, they're so pretty I want to keep them for myself! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC, the colours are really nice, I may have to look into the Zentangle method! Thank you for the plastic sleeves too, they will come in handy :)
Shoefairy19 rated for Bookmark Bonanza on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Very pretty bookmark, thank ypou
urocyonfox rated for Mermaid ATC on Jul 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the mermaid its very cute
Response: Blimey, that got there quickly! Glad you liked her xx
Shoefairy19 rated for Send a bunch of flowers on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: I love my flowers, thank you so much! It was so exciting having everything wrapped, kye helped me open all my treats. You've really spoilt me xx
Response: You deserve it xc
Shoefairy19 rated for Gorjuss shrink plastic on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Love my ATC, the colours are gorgeous and very me x
Response: I'm so glad you like it xx
Shoefairy19 rated for Mermaid Art on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Lovely treat to get home to! Such a gorgeous piece of work, and the little stamped fish is so cute in shrink plastic x
Response: There was supposed to be a starfish as well, but I had a shrink plastic disaster...
Shoefairy19 rated for Shrink Plastic Jewellery on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Lovely pendant, really fun and quirky
Response: Was a bit of a learning curve, I have to say! Fun, though xx
Comment: Lovely ATC, such a gorgeous stamp, and the shrink plastic heart is so sweet
Shoefairy19 rated for All About The ATC Swap on May 31, 2017
Comment: Love the Zentangled ATC, so pretty x
Response: Glad you liked it. One of my favourite tangles x
Shoefairy19 rated for Gorjuss ATC on May 31, 2017
Comment: Great drawing of a Gorjuss girl, thank you x

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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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