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PeliKat

PeliKat
Date Joined: October 3, 2017
Last Online: April 1, 2020
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings! I'm Kathy Bates, and no, I am not the famous actress, (although I can relate to her in many ways). I read that I should introduce myself to my swap partners, so here it is: I live in Southern Indiana, near the Ohio River, with Lisa - my work partner AND my life partner; we have two dogs: Sophie the Pug and Foxy the Pomeranian, and two guinea pigs: Hawkeye and Radar. I love Capybaras, but they won't pass the city code for house pets, so guinea pigs will suffice, and they look just like miniature capybaras with much shorter legs. Lisa and I work together in a family business, but when we aren't working, I keep busy with several hobbies:
1) Family History (especially the Heritage scrapbook I'm putting together) so genealogy is a big love of mine; 2) growing Bonsai trees (which we used to sell on the internet, but don't now due to having to WORK at the family business) tree postcards and stickers are always welcomed; 3) browsing through antique store/thrift stores/consignment stores (where I find a LOT of items to use in my craft projects!), 4) surfing Pinterest (where I have pinned so many things that I'd love to try), and, of course, 5) Crafting (especially paper crafts!). There's nothing more fun than meeting the challenge of turning some found crap into something fantastic! And really, one person's crap is another persons treasure, right? My main project this year (2019) is to finish decluttering and streamlining my home, and getting my crafting corner set up. I have a beautiful big window overlooking my back yard, and I'm looking forward to sitting at a work table there, watching the birds at the feeders outside while I craft. The trick is to get it all organized so that I can find what I need when I need it, without having the place look like a craft store was blown in by a tornado. We all know that "creativity is not a pretty sight" until the project is finished and the mess cleaned up, right?

I like all kinds of paper crafts, love getting happy mail, (postcards can be sent in envelopes or naked and stamped/written on; I love them either way!); I enjoy putting together 'packets' of goodies for other people to enjoy, and learning new things. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas to use in crafting and have a big collection of materials that I like to share with other crafters.

Happy swapping to you! May your mailbox be full of happy mail and your postage stamp supply renew itself continuously!!

Thanks so much for swapping with me, Kathy Bates, (not the actress).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Updated 2/18/2019

Favorite things: bees, dragonflies; crafty bits and pieces like ribbon, buttons, charms, and unique papers/gift wrap/book pages, fancy printed napkins; anything beach related, whether on the shore or in the water; dogs especially pugs; birds and feathers; bonsai trees; genealogy; cats; guinea pigs; capybaras; chocolate, coffee, cocoa! I also like bath and shower gels, pretty kitchen towels/hand towels/washcloths.

Favorite movies/TV shows: anything with Robin Williams, Z Nation, police shows, hospital shows, fire department shows, end-of-the-world/saved-by-the-hero type movies, time travel shows, The Last Ship, movies based on true stories. Also Fringe, Deadwood, Jurassic Park series, Medium....

Favorite Music: just about anything from Mozart to Pink, reggae, 60s/70s/80s Pop, Heavy Metal, but not Thrash Metal; Country except for the really twangy kind, Gloria Estefan, Eurythmics, James Taylor, Pentatonix, Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert... And lately, Leonard Cohen. Just no Gospel or Justin Bieber.

Wish List: Time, Money, and Good Health... But don't we all want those things??!!! Since there is never enough of those three items to go around, in lieu of that, I would love to receive anything whimsical or humorous - I love to look at the funny side of Life! Or you can check out my 'favorites' lists. Basically anything I get in the mail that isn't a bill or an advertisement is 'fun mail'!!! I'm not into Disney or religious things, so please don't send those items.

Favorite time of the year: Autumn, when the leaves are beautiful and they crackle under my feet when I walk, and the air smells so crisp! Next favorite would be Spring, when everything starts waking up again. Summer is usually too hot for me, but Winter is okay, as long as there is coffee and cocoa available, and a big pot of soup!

Hobbies: (1) I've been working on my family history, so genealogy is a big interest. I have one family line tracked back to the 1600's. My mother was a German war bride, who came to the US one year before I was born and gained her US citizenship after learning the language and studying about her new country. So working on her ancestors is a bit of a challenge, but little by little, I'll break down those walls! (2) I also grow bonsai trees, and used to sell them at art fairs and craft shows. I didn't get rich off of it, but did make enough money to finance my bonsai hobby and make trips to bonsai nurseries to choose more trees to play with and train. I still have a few that I will sell, but my collection is now at about the quantity that I can care for easily. (3) I've discovered the joy of birds and have several food and water stations for them out in my yard. Our regular visitors all have different personalities, and it's especially exciting when we get a new visitor! That sends me scrambling to the bird books to learn more about that species.

~~~~~~~~~~ If you don't get a swap from me that you are expecting, please let me know before you rate, so that I can check on it and make things right. I think a lot of the time it's the creating and sending out things that is the most fun for me, and I definitely don't want to be a flaker! I also try to err on the side of sending more than required; it's part of my 'declutter' campaign! If you should receive a swap from me with postage due, please let me know so that I can take care of the extra cost.

Ratings

pearlie rated for Whimsical jar sewing on Mar 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I love the buttons and have current plans for the fabric too. Take care!
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Comment: Imagine my surprise to see your user ID on my Cookie Monster PC today! Yes, we have appeared to be partners quite a bit recently! No complaints here though! I love this postcard!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you again for putting so much genuine effort into the swaps that you send me! I’m sincerely grateful to have such a privilege-makes me feel all 🥰 (that’s the emoji that pops-up on my phone when I type “warm and fuzzy”)
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Comment: Thanks so very much for making my “unbirthday” extra special with these autumnal surprises and fun things with my name on them! My favorites are the periodic table and yin-yang heart symbol! I actually have the kanji one tattooed on my ankle!! You’re just so kind! I love the real leaves and handmade Kliban Kard too!! ❤️❤️💌💌❤️❤️🤗 Stay safe, friend!
KaliOya rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Such a sweet intro letter. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to put this swap together for me. So nice to receive in the mailbox:)
jinxspinx rated for Random Cram :USA on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful assortment! Ty so much!! I love it all and would love to swap again with you soon!!
ToujoursMoi rated for Random Cram :USA on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your lovely envelope for the swap. I really enjoyed everything you have sent. And I loved the ribbon with the ABC on it - thank you
jaz1yn rated for Paper Scraps Destash on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sending an interesting variety of paper and ephemera!
AlisonSwaps rated for Seashells Postcard Swap on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: What a beautiful hand-painted postcard. Thank you so much! It’s hanging up in my office next to all of my ocean-inspired things. :)
Response: Oh, thank you for the nice comments! I'm touched that it found a place of honor in your home; I love the ocean and the beach and have shells in nearly every room in my home. Thank you for the nice comments and for the heart!! Best wishes to you!
PerArduaAdAlta rated for Random Cram :USA on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: Awesome Random Cram! I really did like everything you sent! I was tickled by the boat that happened to be on the dictionary page. Thank you! Look forward to swapping with you again.
Response: I'm so glad that you were pleased with the packet! It was a fun swap and I'll also look forward to seeing you as a swap partner again! Thanks for the heart!! Happy crafting!
camelsamba rated for PA: Make It Green on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cheerful green postcard. One of our annual local 5Ks is called Shamrock Shenanigans, but they had to cancel it this year - i'm sure they would have loved to "let the shenanigans begin!"
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcard! That would make a great slogan for the banner at the starting line, wouldn't it? Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping to you!
crochetjunkie rated for Random Cram :USA on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great stuff! I love Hilda! I’m glad to see someone else does too.
Response: I'm glad you liked the things I selected for you! If Hilda were real, I would want to be best friends with her; can you imagine the adventures she would create? Lol!! Thanks for the heart!! Happy Spring!
orneryswife rated for FCMA: Pink & Purple Postcard on Mar 14, 2020
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Comment: Lovely postcard! Good luck with your irrigation system. We have a sprinkler system but that doesn't work well with all the plants on the patio. Hope your spring arrives soon!
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcard! At least your sprinkler system takes care of the majority of things, right? Potted plants in special places are a bit more challenging, aren't they? If I come up with something brilliant, I'll let you know. ;-) Thank you for the heart!
Arabella rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 11, 2020
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Comment: Great napkins, Kathy! Love the purple flowers! And Ohmygoodness! I love the crow and raven cards! Thank you!!
Response: I'm so glad that you like the things I sent! Crows, ravens and magpies are such fascinating birds! Thank you for the heart! Happy crafting to you!!!
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Comment: Fantastic! You did a lovely job.
Response: Thank you for your comments and for the heart! Happy Spring to you and happy swapping!
ChrisD rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much.
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Comment: Thank you so very much for sharing this fun folio of paper awesomeness! I especially ❤️ the vintage blue print pieces, Elvis sticker, and your beautiful photographs!!! You’ve really got a good “eye” for capturing beauty in nature!!!
Response: I had such fun putting this swap together! I'm so glad that you like it. I'll try to send you more blueprint pieces, as I see that we're in another swap as partners. As for the photographs, you have no idea how many pictures I took before I caught the ocean waves turning over at just the right point, but I love sitting on the beach watching them, so it was a labor of love! Lolol! Happy swapping!
nannydino rated for Year of The Rat on Mar 5, 2020
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Comment: Hi Kathy thank you for the handmade drawing of the Rat postcard. It is very cute...I really like it :) Also, I love these frog postage stamps...they are so cute.Happy March swapping peace love light
Response: I also thought the frog stamps were cute; I'm glad you like the swap I sent to you. Thank you for the nice comments and for the heart! Happy Swapping to you!
24Donna rated for CMF: Wild and Crazy on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute note card and the extras! God bless you
Response: So glad that you liked it. Thanks for the kind words and for the heart!
Gnoe rated for She Sells Seashells By The Seashore on Feb 26, 2020
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Comment: THANK YOU for your wonderful letter, awesome artwork and extras (those wallpaper samples are gorgeous!)!!! You've made my day :-D [Edited to add: love that amazing Japanese screen notecard too!]
Response: Gnoe, I'm so glad that you like it! Some of the wallpaper samples are left from when our walls were re-papered. They were just too pretty to discard, and I'm so glad you mentioned them in your profile. It gave me a reason to pull them out of storage and add them to my craft stash. Thanks for the nice comments and for the heart! This was such fun; I hope we get to partner again soon! I would also be open to a private swap if you would like to some time! Best wishes!!
chelle523 rated for MJS: 2019/2020 Journal on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: What a gorgeous journal! It's going to be a pleasure to pore over it this coming week. Thanks so much! <3
Response: Thank you for the nice comment! I had such fun putting it together for you! Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping!

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Comments

lou on Jul 27, 2019:

Happy Birthday Month!

stiffneck78 on Jun 21, 2019:

stiffneck78 on Apr 16, 2019:

stiffneck78 on Apr 9, 2019:

Thanks for the friend request.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:

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VivaLaDiane on Feb 26, 2019:

Doing as okay as I can. How are you?? ♥♥♥

Jsereg001 on Feb 5, 2019:

Thanks for the thoughtful comment about my husband and all of the linemen working to restore power to those who are affected by power outages. I hope that you and everyone else dealing with the bitter cold will be safe! I have been watching videos of people’s hair and clothes freezing and it’s crazy!! Stay warm!!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 27, 2019:

I'm so excited to send my magpie journal to you! I have a few pages left. I'm doing 60 instead of 30. I can't stand blank pages. I hope you enjoy it. =D

babypansy on Dec 8, 2018:

Thanks and happy holidays !

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