Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2017 1:26 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: December 10, 2017
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. LOL!! I enjoy Steamy ATCs, postcards, pictures. Things like that.

I have several grandchildren, most of whom are teenagers, except for 5 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! LOL!! ;-)

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 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 is finally back on! 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.

Getting to Know Me

  1. Why were you given your particular name?
    I was named after my grandmother, Kit, and my Aunt Prairie. My dad named me after his mother and his sister. I don't think my mother had any say in the matter.

  2. How many brothers and sisters do you have?
    I have 1 sister, Rosemary. I used to have 2 sisters, but Glennda died of cancer.

  3. If your spouse described you as an animal, which animal would it be?
    Oh, that one's easy. Everyone calls me Kittin, so I'd have to say I'd be a kitten.. a TIGER kitten. Or maybe a lioness! RAWR!!!

  4. What place would you like to visit?
    Australia!!! I want to touch the sacred rock, Uluru. That is my fondest wish and is Number 1 on my bucket list! I've never been out of the US, but I do my best to see as much of this country as I can!

  5. What are three adjectives which describe you?
    Creative; eccentric; adventurous.

  6. What is your favorite thing to do?
    I like so many things, it's hard to decide on a "favorite"! I like to go letterboxing. I like riding into the wind on my motorcycle. I like playing with my grandkids. I like mother-daughter time. I like cuddling with my man and my dog. I like swapping. I like to do mail art. I like Zentangling. I like to do Photoshop and digital art. I like celebrating the turning of the seasons. I like road trips. There is SO much more! I enjoy just about everything, and I'll try anything once!

  7. What is your favorite food?
    Chocolate, duh! LOL!!

  8. What is your favorite book?
    So very many!! Anything by Andre Norton or Kim Antieau. I like to read. My Kindle is full of every kind of book from mysteries to herbals, and everything in between. My guilty pleasure are the Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene!

  9. What is your favorite candy bar?
    Reese's peanut butter cups.

  10. What is your favorite cookie?
    Uncooked chocolate chip cookie dough!

  11. What's your sign?
    Taurus sun; Gemini rising; Moon in Virgo; Mercury in Gemini. I was born under two Grand Crosses and a retrograde Mercury.

Questions from here:


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.

The first 6 pictures here illustrate the "care" my post office has been showing my mail lately:

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'.

A to Z likes

An A-Z list of some of the things I like:

Animals of all kinds
Etching glass
Firefly... Shiny!
Harley Davidson
Idols (Tiki or Mayan especially)
Johnny Depp
Keys. Old fashioned skeleton keys
Mail art
Nancy Drew (my guilty pleasure)
Outlander (You had me at Sassenach!)
Pit bulls
Quirky little things in boxes
Rocks and fossils
X-Ray pictures of skulls


Comment: Great idea using the French curves to make this string. I love the background paper, and the birdie card, that you used! Hope you are feeling better every day. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad you liked it. It was fun making it. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! I got so many ideas from your Yule traditions...I wish I could have been part of your circle. I'm a practicing solitary, but only because I haven't found other like-minded individuals nearby. :(
Response: :-) Thank you for the compliment.
Tessssssa rated for Pass and Paste November on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks, I will add and send along.
Response: Perfect. Thanks!
Fieke rated for C.I. ~ Christmas card - International on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the colored Christmas card <3 <3
Response: You're welcome! That was a fun one to do!
Artstamper rated for TUT: D Tangle on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Both of these are so pretty, thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked them.
Comment: Hi Prairie, This is such a beautiful swap! I will pass it on! I love the envie too! Hope you are doing fantastic! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad you like it. I keep some blank envelopes, a pen or 2 or 3, and some various other things in a little box that my daughter and I call my "emergency art supplies". I decorate envelopes and work on postcards while in the doctor office or waiting at the DMV. It helps pass the time.
ccmmsu rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #43 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for passing this PC on to me. Your corner is so pretty!
Response: Thanks. I hope we get a picture of the finished card. :-)
Changeling rated for Spooktacular November ~ Skulls on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Wow, I feel spoiled rotten with all my new skulls bling!!! Thanks a bunch! I have already tried on the hat, played with the mechanical pin, and playfully menaced my cats with the door knocker.
Response: LOL! That door knocker was fun! LOL!!
BeckyG56 rated for Collaboration PC #48 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Great start to the card. I like steampunk, I'll do my best to add what you'll like!
Response: Oh good! I'm glad it'll have more steamy stuff added! Thanks!
ariestess rated for Winter Holiday 7-Q&As (electronic) on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're welcome.
Artstamper rated for TUT ~ C Tangle on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: You are spoiling me with two beautiful, colorful tiles. The one with the painted background is lovely but the red and black one is very striking! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it!
Comment: Wow! This is a bright and colorful one! Have a cozy Oregon Thanksgiving, my sister is sneaking up to Portland to surprise the other sisters and niece/nephew for the holiday so the cooking here is on me this year! (I haven't cooked the past 3 yrs.) ♥
Response: How fun! Thank you for the heart and the rating! Can't wait to see the finished product when it's done!
Comment: Thanks, I will send it forward! Love the pretty design on the envie too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: The one I received in the last round was yours. That's why I started a new one. I'll be sending yours on next round. :-)
Comment: Such a beautiful key, I immediately hung it above our altar. You had no way of knowing, but the color compliments our living room perfectly! Season's greetings!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! This was the first one I've ever made, so I wasn't sure. :-)
ktk8 rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #42 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Oh my oh my oh my....Friday Kahlo??? draw something of hers???? what will I do what will I do????? well something and then send home..... Happy Swapping! Love the envelope.....
Response: I know, right? It was a fun one to do. Thanks for the compliment on the envelope. :-)
wolfeagle rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #41 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome
Apelser rated for C.I. ~ Let's make an ATC on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I love it.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! You're welcome.
whytewillow rated for Kitchen Crafting on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Very unique and unusual, love it...thank you.
Response: I'm glad you like it. I spent a long time trying to figure out what to make. That was actually the second try at making it. The first one didn't turn out very good.
DaisyNY rated for NFZen ~ "B" ATC on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Very pretty and neat (which isn't that easy working so small).
Response: Thanks for the compliment. Zentangle relaxes me and I enjoy it.
Comment: loved getting the see thru envelope! and in layers with the other see thru! so sorry to hear about your hand! hope you recover soon! this zine is going to be fun!
Response: I hope I get to see that one when it's done. How fun!

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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.

JudalineZ on Sep 14, 2017:

Thanks for the RAWK package from The Little Witchy group

ktk8 on Sep 12, 2017:

Hi and THANKS for working on my hd/hp p & p I love the zentangle work with the gems gem.....

PrairieKittin on Aug 28, 2017:

Back to school!

anrtist on Aug 12, 2017:

CI Group greetings!
Blessings, cc

anrtist on Aug 1, 2017:

HAPPY National Girlfiends Day! Aug 1st!!!

Enjoy your month & Blessings, cc

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