Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2018 6:19 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2014
Last Online: September 14, 2018
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I finally hit a thousand fives!

My name is Pat Covington. I am a RETIRED university art professor and administrator ( note the word retired)!

I live in Florida 9 - 10 months of the year because I like to be warm and hate socks. I have to live by water and all that goes with it. I have a home on a salt water basin and love watching the manatees play. We have been having dolphins lately playing and fishing in the basin. Such fun to watch.

I still have a home in southern Illinois (Carbondale/Murphysboro). It is on a lake and quite hot there in the summer. Much hotter than Florida! I go up there in June to remodel anything that I feel needs it and to meet up with our third golden girl. There are three of us. Jamie ( known in swap-bot land as jamnj), dusty, a lawyer who will never retire, and myself. We go everywhere together except dusty stays in illinois in the winter to practice law. She retired as the university's lawyer and now has her own firm. She will be in trial until the day she dies. She is also a big foodie and makes ice cream with liquor in it. We are heading down to Cuba In November for a foodie cruise. I tore my Achillesโ€™s tendon so I will not being walking much. Guess I will be looking out from the balcony!

We have two dogs. We lost our cocker suddenly in September. That was a very sad week. I found a Bichon frieze puppy in October. His name is Teddy and a sweetheart. He went up to Illinois to help that broken heart. Dusty, the lawyer, took the cocker everywhere and she was so sad and depressed after her death. Teddy has helped fill that sadness for her. He is such a sweet boy, just what she needed and of course he goes everywhere she goes. Our other dog is a yorkie- poo that thinks she is a Great Dane. The yorkie-poo, Guinny, named because she squeaks when picked up, lives in florida most of the year.

Back to art! I love good design. I am a paper maker but have not done much since I retired from the university. I have been flipping houses and building houses so I have been getting my creative juices working in a different way. I am always remodeling so everyone calls me Sarah Winchester. Interesting character in her own right. She was always remodeling her house to keep ahead of the spirits. There is a recent movie about her.

I love the unusual and the mixing of unlikes is always of interest to me. Natural things are always part of who I am. I also love whimsical applied to normal items. The unexpected is always appreciated. Steam punk is also a favorite. I have degrees in anthropology and art history, so my art takes a slant towards Native American images. Not the typical images, mostly symbolic.

I have been having fun with the ATC's since it is so different than what I use to do. I find myself being whimsical on the ATC when I never would have gone there with my huge paper sculptural pieces. It is good for me. I am also having fun with steam punk and skinnies.

I went to school in Albuquerque and grad school in southern Illinois where I was a professor and an administrator for 33 years. I retired at 56 and have been having a blast ever since. I would recommend retirement to anyone! ( I was a very young professor).

I have had cancer twice, the first time was at 50, the next time I was 63. The second time was from the medicine I took for the first one! They now know that I should never have been given that medicine, but that is how they learn. I am fine except for lymphadema which I control fairly well. Neither cancer was past stage one so I feel very lucky and appreciate every day. I had both knees replaced at the same time almost ten years ago and I am doing fine. Would encourage anyone to do it. My knees were attacked by a drug I took for an infection from breast cancer surgery so they had to be replaced. Don't you just love those drugs! Some are great, others not so much. I had my left shoulder replaced in December 2014. Had the right shoulder replaced in September 2015. Glad all of that is over. Well, it was not over, had to have the left shoulder replaced again, this time with a reverse replacement this April 2016. Going thru security at the airports is interesting to say the least.

I have a great sense of humor and most people laugh at my quick wit (roommate's words). I am a happy person and enjoy doing whatever. I find enjoyment in most things except shopping. I get what I need and I am out of there. My roomie, Jamie, could shop for days . I can wait in the car and keep myself busy! The other roomie, Dusty, goes to the grocery store everyday! Now that is just wrong. We have another roomie, Lynn. She is my brother's ex girl friend. They were together for over twenty years. It is getting crowded here.

I enjoy movies when there is a good one. I travel and have been lucky enough to have seen a lot of the world. Sure does make me appreciate home.

I like card games, dominoes and trivia, word chums and yes that stupid candy crush!

Favorite Crafts

ATC s, Jewelry, metals Paper making, paper clay Making objects from found materials, Actually there aren't too many crafts that I do not like. I am not a knitter, is that a word?

My environment

Love whites with color accents. The house in florida has reds and warm woods with lots of white. I actually love all colors. I find the mixing of two unusual colors interesting and fun. Pastels are my least favorite.

Likes and dislikes


I love steam punk items,


Papers of all kinds,

Beads, metal embellishments,

Weird old photos,

Magazine photos,

Native American imagery,

Anything that can be used in ATCs,

Old ATCs


I am not into girly , whimsical is fine, Nothing too religious, No food, teas or coffee


I pledge to send my swaps before the deadline. If you do not receive a swap from me, it is lost. I always mail my swaps, so if you do not receive one, please pm me so I can get another one out.

I pledge to rate as soon as I receive your wonderful swap. I love to see what others think of the swap that I sent, so I figure others want to know also. I make my swaps for others, so I believe feedback is the most important aspect of swap-bot.

I do not require extras to give you a heart. I believe that when swappers put their heart into their creation they deserve the same from me.

I will read your profile and will do my best to make the swap about you when I can.


lmacdavis93 rated for GAA: Witchy ATC on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Pat and thank you for the great witchy GA I received today! I love the Tim Holtz Halloween goodies and love how you used this skeleton holding the bottle of poison - brilliant! And thank you for sending me some of the great TH die cuts - I will most definitely use those for another fun Halloween project!! We are headed back to California the end of October so get to enjoy some nice fall weather in New England ahead of that!
Camiliann rated for AACG: Summer Pin-up ATC on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: thanks for sending
Response: You are most welcome Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Lantana149 rated for Cracked Glass on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Great job on the "cracking!" Love, love the ATC...thank you!
Response: So glad you loved it. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Guess I better get โ€˜crackingโ€™ on another one! Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
scrappermama rated for THC: ATC with 3 TH products on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: Love it mz. Pat!! Amazing ATC as always & your fast!! Haven't quite finished mine yet ๐Ÿคจ. Thank you so much!! Keep cool!!
Response: You are most welcome. It is always a pleasure making an atc for you. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Kalalinga rated for USATC: Llama or Alpaca ATC Swap on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: This ATC is just darling!!! I love it so much. You really gave that Llama some personality! Thanks a lot.
Response: So glad you liked her. I am sure she was glad to get out of that envelope. Thank you for the kind words. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Germanbaby77 rated for Monthly ATCs: Summer Insects on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: thank you so much for this bee-utiful ATC! Love it!
Response: So glad you loved it. It was a fun one to do. I hope they are bee ing good little insects. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
bjmonroe rated for Spirit Dolls on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Pat, this is the most awesome doll I have ever received! She has beautiful happy colors and heal rocks for my current fight. I have not seen a better use of pins, I know if this had been a contest, you would win the grand prize. thank you for all the time you put into it.
Response: So glad you liked her. She was made with love and as much healing power as I could put in her. Love ya. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
vanneparis rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Birdcage on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Pat - Thanks so much for the beautiful Birdcage ATC. I love it and I am excited to add it to my collection. Take Care -Vanne
Response: So glad you liked. Was afraid you might be getting tired of pat ATCs! Thank you for hosting and for the heart, Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
marymary914 rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC!
Response: You are most welcome. You got that one quick! Thank you for the heart. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
djcamp04 rated for AACG: Pocket ATC on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: This ATC is adorable! Dyan Reaveley? Her hat, OMG โ€œunder house arrestโ€ too funny! I love how you incorporated the Pocket in her dress and the fairy in the pocket is so cute! Thank you for a lovely ATC! It will be one added to my โ€œdo not tradeโ€ collection! โค๏ธ
Response: So glad you liked it. It was a fun one to do. I am glad you appreciated my unconventional pocket. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Love the ATC! Thank you so much.
Response: You are most welcome. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
SLembke rated for VJP: Creative Vintage Collage #7 on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Lovely collage. Products may have been new to you but your work is wonderful. Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Dear Pat, thank you for the monochromatic VJP, great job. And thank you for the Birthday wishes. Enjoy your Summer, and send us some rain if possible :)
Response: Thank you for the wonderful comments. Did you get the rain I sent? Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
vanneparis rated for VS - Vintage Skinny Card on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Oh Pat! I absolutely love it! Thank you for sending such a wonderful Skinny. I love Vintage Couples and the image is adorable! Thanks for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: So glad that you liked it. I made it for the two of you so I am happy that you liked it. Thank you for hosting. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Send 3 Steampunk ATCs on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: Hi Pat - Thank you so very much for the gorgeous Steampunk ATCs. Each one is such a beautiful little work of art. I am really excited to add them to my collection! I was so happy to have you as my partner and I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: So glad you liked the steampunk atcs i do enjoy making those. Such a fun swap. Thank you for the heart and the hosting. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Comment: I love it!!!!Thank you. Owls are my favorite. I even have a huge owl tattoo.
Response: So glad you liked it. It was a fun one to do. Thank you for the heart. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
toni rated for USAPC: Bird Collage ATC on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Love the atc, especially the birds nest!
Response: So glad you loved it. It was a fun one to do and I made sure the mites had vacated the nest before i sent it to you. Thank you for the heart . Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Love Zetti's and adore the one you sent to me.Thanks for being crazy to!
Response: Crazy can be fun! Us crazies know that, eh? So glad you liked my man zetti. Thank you for the heart. You are a sweetie. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
fairyduster53 rated for VJP: Postage Stamp People on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Response: You are most welcome. Thank you for the heart. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Comment: I really like this square, very masculine. The ruffle on the side is a great idea, will have to try it. Love Tim Holtz but I would need to break the bank in order to buy what I want up here...Thanks for the lace bit also, they are lovely!
Response: So glad you liked my guy journal page. It was a fun one to do. Thank you for the heart and the great comments. Pat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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AZmom875 on Sep 11, 2018:

What a super Fall ATC Jam you set. Thanks for working on it.

CurlyTea on Jun 22, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

supersquirrel on Oct 6, 2017:

Thanks again for the finished jam :)

supersquirrel on Sep 28, 2017:

Thank you for the finished camera ATC jam. I'm not experienced enough to know what to expect back - I haven't been disappointed yet !! Thanks again =)

hibiscus on Aug 15, 2017:

Loved the jam finish with the tiny postcard and the little soldier.... as always, an amazing finish !! an

Mimi7 on Apr 29, 2017:

thanks for the gypsy finished ATC jam. Donna

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


bjmonroe on Nov 6, 2016:

Have a beautiful day!

Pandd on Nov 4, 2016:

debtea2 on Sep 9, 2016:

awesome finish on the Jam thanks

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