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PrairieKittin

PrairieKittin
Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: October 21, 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

Collections

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);

http://www.goblin-king.co.uk/uploads/1/2/6/7/12672707/3016570.jpg

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. ;-)

Likes

LIKES:

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.

Dislikes

DISLIKES:

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:

http://www.perfect-partygames.com/get-to-know-you-questions.html

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!!

DISLIKES:

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:
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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:
https://www.pinterest.com/Prairiekittin/ernie-the-envelope/

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
Books
Cats
Dogs
Etching glass
Firefly... Shiny!
Goddess
Harley Davidson
Idols (Tiki or Mayan especially)
Johnny Depp
Keys. Old fashioned skeleton keys
Letterboxing
Mail art
Nancy Drew (my guilty pleasure)
Outlander (You had me at Sassenach!)
Pit bulls
Quirky little things in boxes
Rocks and fossils
Steampunk
Trolls
Uluru
Vampires
WITCHES!
X-Ray pictures of skulls
Yule
Zentangle

Ratings

lynnerfb rated for TSP: Día de Muertos Altar item on Oct 20, 2017
5
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Comment: I Love everything in this box, such wonderful gifts. Thank you
Response: I'm so glad you liked them!
graciepie49 rated for Tangle and Pass Postcard Round 2 on Oct 20, 2017
5
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Comment: OMG, old age is my only excuse for spacing on rating you when I received the Tangle & Pass PC from you. I've had it for several days and it only just occurred to me a few minutes ago that I need to rate A&P postcards. Your additions to the card are Beautiful, you are so good at shading!
Response: Thank you. I love to see all the different styles on these!
Jamnj rated for ATC: Dia de los Muertos (Day of Dead) on Oct 19, 2017
5
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Comment: Wow both of the atcs are super! Thanks so much! I love them.
Response: Glad you liked them! You're welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun witch ATC and witchy goodies! I love this time of year too!!
Response: You're welcome. Wasn't that little witch cute?
5
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Comment: Got the card, will color and move on next time. Thank you. : )
Response: You're welcome
DaisyNY rated for NFZen ~ A ATC on Oct 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Well, I completely misunderstood this swap - it's a good thing I got yours before I did mine (I thought we were tangling the letter "A"). You have quite a nice hand at this - your lines are so fine and they don't wobble at all. The little sparkles on the Ahhs are a lovely touch. I like your work very much. ~~the envelope is nice as well!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! The B ATC will be up soon!
naturenerd3 rated for ATC:Day of Dead on Oct 16, 2017
5
rating
Comment: It's beautiful. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it.
lynnerfb rated for October Recipe / Spell (flat mail) on Oct 15, 2017
5
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laterdayze rated for Halloween Card US #4 on Oct 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the Vintage Halloween item inside. :)
Response: You're welcome. Aren't those vintage cards cute?
JoMama rated for Collaboration PC #46 on Oct 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Can't wait to finish it!
Response: I'd love to see how it turned out!
5
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Comment: Love the bats, my daughter has already taken control of the window clings thanks
Response: I'm glad you liked the bats. How fun!
peipeicl rated for WIYM: Halloween ATC on Oct 7, 2017
5
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Comment: Wow! Iove your mail from the envelope to the atc cards, even the note page is lovely <3 Thank you for sending me 2 atcs <3
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it.
SharMarie513 rated for Halloween Card US #3 on Oct 6, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for that awesome card and all the extras! I love it all! Sounds like y'all have a blast with Halloween, I love it! Thanks again and Happy Halloween!!!
Response: Yep, it's my favorite holiday! You're welcome!
5
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Comment: cute card! cool ephemera! love your stamps! Thank you so much for a great card! :)
Response: You're welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great Halloween PC !
Response: You're welcome!
Kraftylady777 rated for C.I. ~ Halloween ATC! (USA) on Oct 3, 2017
5
rating
Comment: What an awesome ATC! I love it! Thank you also for the extra ATCs to color
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for joining the swap!
Larina rated for C.I. ~ Halloween Postcard on Sep 28, 2017
5
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Comment: This is a beautifully colored postcard! Thanks so much! I'm hanging it at my desk at work! Happy Halloween!
Response: I thought it was funny! I just had to color it and send it! LOL! I'm glad you liked it! You're welcome!
paperlover rated for Spooktacular Halloween ATC on Sep 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC's. The woman with the tub full of skulls is awesome! I collect skulls and owls. I think it's great you collect witches. I love all things Halloween. I will definitely use the bat as a background for a project. Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked them! I love skulls, too! :-)
deboraht rated for Halloween Card US #2 on Sep 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much Prairie ! Love your name. Great card and note, thank u for including my nunzio! So cool u ride too!.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it! :-)
njstauter rated for ALW~ A cup of Tarot on Sep 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: always a pleasure...thanks
Response: You're welcome. I enjoyed this swap!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 829 206 224
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Comments

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!
schoolDaze

anrtist on Aug 12, 2017:


CI Group greetings!
Blessings, cc

anrtist on Aug 1, 2017:

HAPPY National Girlfiends Day! Aug 1st!!!


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Enjoy your month & Blessings, cc

isamanthax on Jun 26, 2017:

Nice to know another Depp fan! Hello from Michigan!

samjowers on Jun 15, 2017:

Lol so how do I find you on atlasquest?

anrtist on May 27, 2017:


HAPPY SUMMER!
Blessings, cc

kittyhahahotbot on May 17, 2017:

Dont want to miss it. lol

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