Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2018 1:36 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: May 19, 1956
Country: United States
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A little bit about me

Hi! I'm Prairie Kittin. (Yes, that is my real name. I was named after my aunt Prairie and my grandmother Katherine "Kitty").

Not my circus. Not my monkeys. ... Oh, wait. The flying ones? Yeah, those are mine.

Did you know that in Finland and Sweden, witches come out on Easter?

If you want to make me happy, send me witches, trolls and creepy stuff. (Old school creepy... I don't do zombies, murderous clowns or chuckie dolls. No excessive blood, either. I like skulls, witches, trolls, skeletons, spiders, tombstones, ravens, foggy graveyard pictures, things like that.) Tim Burton is my idol.

I adore the Steampunk genre. Not so much the dressing-up in "costume" part, although I do have the prerequisite hat and goggles. I enjoy Steamy ATCs, postcards, pictures. Things like that.

I have several grandchildren, most of whom are teenagers, except for 6 year old Zaiyah. She just started kindergarten. 3 of the grandkids are in high school and 1 is in college at Western Washington University.

I am a letterboxer. My trail name on Atlasquest.com is "Witch Kittin".

I ride my own motorcycle, but there are times I ride behind my boyfriend on his Harley. There's nothing like wrapping your arms around the man you adore and flying into the wind!

We have 3 rescued cats (all black, as it happened). Mousy, Britomartis and Prince. Mousy was "rehomed" to us because her former parents got divorced and her mom moved in with friends who didn't want cats. Britomartis was surviving in a junkyard, but had no water or food. She was almost dead when I found her. Prince's owners simply moved away and abandoned him!
UPDATE: We have another kitten and he's a tabby!! I didn't know cats came in other colors besides black! ;-)

We have also adopted 3 dogs. Sadie is a Golden Pei. She's probably 4 or 5 years old, but she acts like a puppy. The other two are pit bulls, Sookie and Alcide. Sookie is about 60 pounds. Alcide has probably about 10 pounds on her, so we're talking 60 and 70 pound lap dogs! (They take up the whole bed, too, leaving me a little 12 inch space on the edge to sleep in!)

I live with 2 ring-necked doves, who laugh and coo. I had to separate them because when they turned a year old, they started to fight and Luna almost killed Belle.

So, I have 4 cats, 3 dogs, and 2 birds. And some fish. :-)

Oh, and I also live with a large hairy biker dude named Steve. He is my rock.

Favorite Crafts

I do mail art and postcards, mostly. I used to do art journals, but got burned by a swapper who didn't pass my journal on, so I don't do those anymore. I also used to do ATCs, but not so much anymore.

I am a member of International Union of Mail Artists in good standing since 2013.

I enjoy doing Zentangle and zentangle inspired artwork. (Doodles that look like zentangle).

I've also carved my share of rubber stamps and made a few logbooks to go with them. ;-)
I'm Witch Kittin on atlasquest


I am a collector. I admit it. Is there a 12-step program for that? I collect:

Witches with human-colored faces (NO green faces! Shudder!);

Trolls (the cutesy little dolls with the wild hair, as well as the Scandinavian kind);


Keys (old fashioned skeleton keys. I don't know why, but I am totally fascinated by them);

Rocks, stones, fossils (I was a geology major in college);

Cast iron anything;

Fawns (especially antique ones).

So... a cast iron troll dressed as a witch, carrying a skeleton key in one hand and a trilobite in the other, with a fawn curled up at her feet would be absolutely perfect. ;-)



Outlander! I've read all the books and am hooked on the TV show. You had me at "Sassenach"!!

I don't have a favorite color, but I prefer earth tones and muted colors, although occasionally a deep rose color takes my breath away!

Looking at my colored pencils, there are some colors that are almost worn away to nothing. Dark green, dark purple and dark brown, in particular. So, I guess maybe those might be considered my favorites!

Animals of all kinds. I could no more harm an animal than cut off my own arm.

Tarot-related anything.

Anything nature-oriented, especially rocks.

Old herbals; geology or paleontology texts.

Anything Pagan or witchy.

Rubber stamping stuff.



I do NOT support Susan G. Komen. I am a breast cancer survivor, and I support other charities, just not that one.

No Christian stuff. Please do NOT send me anything christian. I have been physically, mentally and emotionally hurt by members of that religion, and I would prefer not to have any reminders.

I would appreciate it if you didn't send anything religious, political or gory.

That's about it. I like just about anything else I enjoy all kinds of crafts, especially mail art. I like to make postcards and decorate envelopes. I like to think my art puts a smile on someone's face in it's journey to your mailbox.

Recipes and stuff

Steve and I are both diabetic and he has congestive heart failure. I'm always looking for good nutritious meals that are 1) Low in sugar; 2)Low in carbs; 3) Low in sodium (salt); 4)Contains no mammal meat (no beef, pork, lamb, etc. Chicken and turkey are okay); 5)Little to no soy, so no tofu. (I'm allergic). I have no bottom teeth, so I can't eat nuts, crackers, or anything that isn't soft. I eat fish, seafood and poultry for the protein.

Yeah.... dinner is a real challenge around here! If you have any recipes that maybe we can eat, please include them in any swaps. They will be more than welcome!!


I recently was tested and have discovered that I am a supertaster. Not as "super" as it sounds. It has made me a picky eater because I am oversensitive to tastes. One of the things that doesn't taste as good to me as to other people is tea. I don't drink tea. I've tried it, and I just don't like it. I have boxes and boxes of herbal teas that I've drank 1 cup of, and the rest of the box languishes in my pantry. Please don't send me any more tea. I'm swimming in the stuff and I just don't like it! Thanks! I have a K-Cup coffee maker. I love flavored coffees, and I'll gladly try any of those. Just no more tea, Please!

EDIT: Occasionally I'll enter a "Tea and ...... " swap. Usually because I like the "And....." part. If you are my swap partner in one of these, I'll accept the tea and give it to my neighbor. ... Unless it's a really special kind, then I might drink it myself.

Post Office

Recently, I have received a couple of packages that the post office have messed up. They are always so polite about it... LOL!! ... and put the mail inside a plastic bag with a most sincere apology. Here is an example:


I have no idea what they spilled on it. There was nothing in the package that was liquid.

I'm not all that happy with the post office lately! If this continues, I may end up switching to UPS or FedEx.

I seem to be having a problem receiving international mail, especially from Germany. I'm not sure what's going on.

A note about

I mark a swap as "sent" when I put it in the outgoing box. If it's later in the day, after the mail has run, it won't be postmarked until the mailman picks it up the next day.
If it's on a weekend day, it may not get postmarked until the following Monday.
Ditto the holidays. If I put it in the outgoing box, and the mailman doesn't come get it until after the holiday, then it won't be postmarked until after the holiday.
Please keep this in mind if you see a postmark that is a day or two after the date I marked it as 'sent'.


Comment: Thank you so much
Comment: Hi Kittin. Happy to take this one off your hands. It's a fun one, isn't it?
Response: It is! Had a lot of fun doing it. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the beautifull tangled postcard. Love the way it turned out and the tangles you used.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! You're welcome!
dancingDog rated for C.I. ~ Coloring In An ATC on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: very nice - it looks 3-D. thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked it!
Tessssssa rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #45 on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card, I will add and send home.
Response: You're welcome.
kimhoay rated for Zentangle and Pass Postcard #3 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: I received your Zentangle PC! I will be adding my doodles and passing along soon. :)
Response: Thanks. Pass it on to your partner in the next round.
LavenderSprinkles rated for EMAIL Veggie Recipes on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: These sound yummy! Thanks you so much! Happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome!
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ G Tangle on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: I love your sprinGy tangle. It's been cold and snowy here so a little bit of spring was much appreciated. I like the tangled ATC and envie, too. Thanks for hosting these swaps.
Response: You're welcome. I'm so tired of Winter! I needed to make something to remind me that Spring is on it's way!
ASawvel rated for First Line of a book PC #2 on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I love botanical illustrations! The first line you shared is a captivating one. Is the book any good?
Response: Crystal Singer has a sequel: "Killashandra". I've read both several times. Yes, I thought they were fun. They are a kind of sci-fi fantasy.
spicemom rated for EMAIL Veggie Recipes on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Hi Thank you for the yummy recipes Spicemom
Response: You're welcome. Thank you, too.
catlingmex rated for EMAIL Veggie Recipes on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the yummy recipe. I will definitely try the spaghetti squash one. Your use of the bean dip as an omelette filling also sounds intriguing.
Response: I also like chili omelettes! Chili cheese and fried onions wrapped up in an omelette. Yum!
LizzyJo rated for Doodle/Line art/ ?Zenscrawl 4" X 6" on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Zentangle postcard (it far surpassed the term zenscrawl). I am getting quite a collection of Prairie Kittin art work. It's always a pleasure to have you for a partner.
Response: Thank you for the compliment. I'm glad you liked it!
MichelleKemper rated for EMAIL Veggie Recipes on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the recipes, looking forward to trying them :)
Response: You're welcome. I especially love the spaghetti squash recipe. So versatile. That's my go-to recipe for nights that I have no idea what to make.
jukejan rated for Pinterest - Winter Doldrums Swap on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Love the variety of fun pins and of course Jamie! The things you chose helped me get to know you and I really enjoyed that. Stay strong!
Response: He had me at Sassenach!! LOL!
Lorellie rated for Pinterest - Winter Doldrums Swap on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Your board was a lot of fun! I particularly loved the stuff about motorcycles & Outlander, which I had on my board as well :) Letterboxing is a game I’m going to have to learn more about.
Response: I am an avid letterboxer. I always plan for trips to take a few days longer than normal, just so I have time to find 'boxes along the way. :-)
NiniJae rated for EMAIL Veggie Recipes on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Will be trying out the Lemon spaghetti squash. Looks yummy! Happy Swapping Prairie Kittin! (Wonderfully interesting name, btw!)
Response: Thank you. I was named after my Aunt Prairie and my grandmother Katherine (Kitty). The squash recipe is one of my favorites.
Comment: Prairie your tangles are gorgeous as usual! I hope I see the return of my postcard someday. It only had 5 spaces so I thought I would have received it by now. LOL my first Tangle DECO swap book had 8 pages and took over a year to return to me. Keep the faith :-)
Response: Well, this is round 6. Sometimes, a person will keep a card an extra round or two, if their partner has already worked on it. Keep the faith. It'll show up eventually. :-)
cllfdl rated for EMAIL Veggie Recipes on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Lemon spaghetti with chicken Sounds wonderful! I make a lemon spaghetti as a side. never thought ot add chicken!. Y+Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: The chicken is optional. I made this last week with chicken meatballs. It was really good. :-)
MuddyPuddle rated for Collaboration #50 on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness, your beautiful art puts mine to shame. I love this background. How did you do it (or is it a secret)? Thanks for the lovely drawing on the envelope, too. Yippee!
Response: I think this was the watercolor background? It was just simple watercolors. The ivy around the edge is just colored pencil and pen. I'm glad you like it!
njstauter rated for ALW ~ Wolf Moon Jan 1, 2018 on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wolf dream catcher. The envie was great too
Response: You're welcome. Glad you like it.

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njstauter on Feb 6, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

anrtist on Jan 10, 2018:

HI! your PC is great!
Check out the message i sent you, Blessings, cc

PrairieKittin on Dec 26, 2017:

collaboration PC
Thanks to everyone who worked on my Colaborative postcard!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

Tessssssa on Dec 19, 2017:

Thank you for the fairy you added to my hd/hp pass and paste!

MissPaula on Nov 25, 2017:

Thanks for the great addition to my PC, Love her!

ccmmsu on Nov 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for working on my Collaboration PC! This is the first collaboration-type swap I've received back, and I love it!


njstauter on Nov 4, 2017:

Thank you for the amazing recipe card / as a tarot card for the ALW WTA. How innovative.

bjmonroe on Nov 1, 2017:

tigerlily2110 on Sep 21, 2017:

Thank you for send ing my Collaborative postcard back all finished. Looks really good too.

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