Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2018 1:11 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2015
Last Online: May 26, 2018
Birthday: July 17
Country: United States

About Me

Update: as of May, 2018 I don’t have Access to my computer. I can still check things on my phone and I am trying to resolve the issue ASAP. This should not inhibit my swapping in any way at the moment!

Hello hello Everyone!

My name is Megan and I live in the lovely & historic Cambridge, MA. I just moved here to work as a research fellow at Harvard and I am very excited to explore my new city! I grew up, went to school, and had lived my entire life in Minnesota up until now, so I still hold MN dearly in my heart!

I identify as non-binary (and SUPER gay), and I use they/their/theirs pronouns, thank you!

I am a full-time Research Fellow at Harvard University and work with functional apparel design and soft robotics.

I tend to keep pretty busy between work, sewing & art projects, exploring my surroundings, and cooking & baking. I always look forward to mail in my mailbox, it gives me a little extra "pep" after a long day!

Favorite Music

My musical tastes are pretty eclectic, but I really enjoy the following genres

Folk, Alternative Folk, Rock n' Roll, Metal, Bluegrass, some Country, some Pop/Top 40, Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soundtracks.

Current favorite bands/artists include:

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Bastille - Galantis - Panic! at the Disco - O.C.M.S - Andrew Bird - Saint Motel - Beach Boys - Gregory Alan Isakov - Metallica - Alexandre Desplat - Johnny Cash - David Bowie - Johnny Cash - The Clancy Brothers -The Avalanches - Miike Snow

I'm also going to include some Podcasts in here! I've just started really getting into them more and more since i've started college fo my commute! I enjoy the following podcasts:

Stuff You Should Know - International Waters - Stuff You Missed in History Class - Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Sawbones - Gastropod - My Brother, My Borhter, and Me - Wonderful! - Food Stuff- The Stuff of Life - The Memory Palace - RISK! - The Adventure Zone

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, and have Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat & The Drunken Botanist coming up next!

Books/series I have enjoy include:

Faceless Killers (Wallander Series) - The Redbreast (Harry Hole Series) - The Martian - The Bourne Trilogy - Hawkeye (2012 Comics) - Secret Avengers (Comics) - Edgar Allan Poe (Poetry/Short Stories) - Aesop Fables - Grimm Fairytales - those old Star Trek (TOS) books - Harry Potter - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The Great Gatsby - Mary Roach books

Favorite Movies

Favorite movies/series include:

The Grand Budapest Hotel - What We Do In The Shadows - Submarine - Star Trek (TOS & Reboots) - The Martian - Moonrise Kingdom - Star Wars (4-6, TFA) - Valiant - Saving Private Ryan - Jacob's Ladder - The Ninth Configuration - Atlantis: The Lost Empire - The Road to El Dorado - Reservoir Dogs - Inglourious Basterds - Marvel Cinematic Universe (Pre-Age of Ultron) - Batman (1960's to Present I love them all) - The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Top Gun - Fight Club

Favorite Television

Personally I believe I probably watch too much television, but mostly because it provides me with some background noise while i'm working on projects.

Favorite TV shows include:

Person of Interest - The X-Files - Twin Peaks - True Detective (s1) - Archer - Marvel's Daredevil - House MD - Star Trek (TOS) - Futurama - News Radio - Emergency! - WKRP Cincinnati - Sirens - The Regular Show - BoJack Horseman - Bob's Burgers - Psych - Parks & Recreation - Mad Men - Portlandia - The Venture Bros. - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Arrested Development - The Great British Bake Off - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Favorite Crafts

I dabble in a lot of crafts and love to challenge myself with new mediums. As a designer and lifelong crafter I am always looking for something new to try out and incorporate into mixed media and art wear garments.

Favorite mediums/methods include:

sewing - embroidery - needle art - weaving - fiber art - drawing - watercolor - acrylic paint - origami - mixed media - sculpting - art doll making - print making - screen printing - quilting

Like, Dislikes, and Wish List

I love sending out and receiving things here on Swap-Bot, but I believe it shouldn't be super stressful to those swapping with me. Below is a list of items I like/dislike so you can get a good feel of me & my interests.

Please don't send extras unless the swap requires it or is related to my profile likes. Sorry to sound like "no fun" but i'm trying to destash my own materials at the moment before collecting more neat things. Thank you for the thought though!!


I love getting fun postcards, and while I don't mind touristy ones I really love receiving the following:

  • Fine Art & Museum prints (Esp. Gustav Klimt, Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya & Van Gogh)

  • Art Deco, Retro Futurism, Art Nouveau

  • Fashion Prints, especially: Alexander McQueen, Paul Poiret, Charles James, Erte (Romain de Tirtoff), Issey Miyake

  • The art of M. C. Escher, Alphonse Mucha, & Renaissance art/sculpture

  • Historical Places & Events

I prefer postcards to be sent naked unless specified in the swap guidelines!


For tea I prefer:

  • Fruity teas (raspberry, pomegranate, and black currant are my favorites)

  • Herbal teas (chamomile in blends only please!)

  • Flavored black & green teas

  • Floral teas

  • "Woodsy"/"Smokey" teas (especially spruce/evergreen teas)

  • Surprise me, I love trying new things! Just no decaffinated teas please!

Hot Chocolate:

Please no mint-chocolate flavors, thank you!


My favorite colors include: Blues - Greens - Reds - Purples I typically enjoy bright "happy" looking colors, but I have a major soft spot for neutrals (Tans, Browns, Blacks, Whites, Grays).

As for "themes" I love practically anything regarding birds, deer, space, plants, and nature. I also really enjoy vintage, art deco, art nouveau, retro, industrial, minimalist, and "spooky", Gothic, and macabre themes.


For quilting swaps: 100% cotton textiles please

Prints and colors such as:

  • birds, deer, nature - not super "childish" prints though
  • Mushrooms, succulents, plants
  • contemporary/tasteful florals (think Marimekko)
  • triangles & geometric designs
  • hexagons/honeycomb
  • solids in bright, neutral, jewel tone colors

Other than that the same prints from above apply to silks, "fashion fabrics", wool (especially wool felt), and assorted mixed fiber textiles.


  • cryptoquip puzzles! from newspapers or online, I love a good cryptoquip!
  • Crossword puzzles! from newspapers or online, crosswords are my favorite puzzle
  • unique sewing/crafting supplies
  • embroidery/needle art supplies
  • interesting patches: vintage, scouting, space, etc.
  • deer related materials (pictures, drawings, physical items, antlers/pieces, etc)
  • bird related materials (pictures, drawings, physical items, please NO bird "parts" unless they are ethically & legally obtained (skulls/bones, feathers, claws/talons, etc.))
  • vintage fashion/illustrations
  • recipes & recipe cards
  • Vintage propaganda posters, postcards, prints
  • foreign coins and currency
  • catholic Saint/Patron medals, amulets, coins
  • tarot cards, astrology, pagan, and witchcraft related items **Please make sure none of these items perpetuate cultural appropriation or are related to a closed culture/religion.

  • anything related to my favorites listed above!


Although I genuinely love whatever I get sent in the mail, I do have a few things i'm not a fan of personally. So, to avoid hurt feelings on either end please avoid sending the following:

  • Mint-Chocolate flavored foods
  • White Chocolate
  • Foods containing tomatoes
  • Plain green or black tea
  • No "holiday" mascot related items (ex. Santa, snowmen, Easter Bunny, etc.) I don't have use for any of these items and I have a bit of an aversion to snowmen & Santa (I can't explain it, I just don't like them!)

I do however appreciate things with a more general seasonal theme such as mistletoe & holly, flowers & leaves, etc.


Here I will keep ratings & ratings explanations that will be updated on a case-by-case basis.

2018: I am currently up to date in my archive here on SB. Please contact me if you haven't received a rating from me on a swap.

I know this sounds like a "duh" thing to do, but I am taking it upon myself to rate as soon as I get a swap in the mail. I have been a bit slow in the past which makes life disorganized, so this is my pledge to my fellow swappers to hold myself more accountable!

Finally, due to my schedule sometimes I don't get swaps dropped off in the mail until after the mail had been picked for the day. If this is a serious concern for you, let me know!

Please contact me about any ratings you have a question about via the swap-bot messenger system.


RachelB rated for Bread Recipe International on May 23, 2018
Comment: Loved it! Read the recipe and thought .... Now! It came out really well so making again this weekend
Gaucha rated for First and last lines of a book No. 1 on May 22, 2018
DeAnnaVarela rated for NOT 50 Shades ATC III on May 19, 2018
Comment: Megan! Stellar ATC and I love the quote you included on the back. Beautifully said!
Response: I’m glad you like it! I’ve started to include quotes on ATCs that fit the theme and art, I feel like it adds another fun dimension!
Queensmiley2530 rated for You've Got Mail #2 on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and goodies
Response: I’m glad they arrived safely and you enjoyed the swap! :)
PurpleEars rated for You've Got Mail #2 on May 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved everything!
Response: I so happy you enjoyed the swap! :)
Jaymmers rated for Bread Recipe International on May 11, 2018
Comment: This bread looks super tasty. Can't wait to try it. Thank you!
Response: I hope it turns out well! I look forward to trying the recipes you sent too!
petaluda rated for You've Got Mail #2 on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the well written , beautifully decorated swap... I appreciate the ATC backs and sleeves and I can’t wait to try the tea this evening <3
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the swap, it was so fun putting it together! :)
rubyhousesliprs rated for Why do you leave hearts? on May 11, 2018
Comment: Great message and I agree, a little effort and personalization where possible. Happy Summer!
Response: I feel like that’s what a good swap is all about, effort! Happy summer (and thank you for the heart!! :)
tristitia rated for Mushroom ATC inside and out on May 8, 2018
Comment: I love the colors you used - so unexpected for mushrooms! Thank you!
Response: I’m glad you received it! Chanterelles are so vibrant for a mushroom you can actually eat!
krose03 rated for A Minizine of Lists-newbie friendly on May 4, 2018
Comment: I loved this zine! thank you so much :) I am also a huge podcaster so I will check them all out!
Comment: Love your minizine and that crazy, cheerful yellow envie and washi. LOve it!
Comment: This was a beautiful zine, thank you!
Comment: These sound yummy, Interesting name, World Peace Cookies.
Chris12345 rated for My Playlist in March 2018 on Apr 23, 2018
mandigutterrose rated for Birds of Spring on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: The little owl is perfect and the postacrds are so sweet. Thank you very much.
annim rated for My Playlist in March 2018 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! :)
GypsyCat rated for My Playlist in March 2018 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
RakkaS rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #5 on Apr 13, 2018

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jukejan on Feb 15, 2018:

Hello I live on the Cape and just wanted to stop by. I am new to ALW group. Perusing Etsy, I saw cool patches, since there is a reference here.

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

njstauter on Dec 3, 2017:

Your Recipes/Spells came. Thank you for the stories and for the sleeves for recipe cards. I have not seen those before and loved the extra touch.

May the move be blessed, carefree and advantageous to your life.

PrairieKittin on Oct 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the WTA gifts!! I can't wait to try that chocolate! That tiger eye is beautiful! That's always been one of my favorites.
Thank you!!!!

VivaLaDiane on Jul 31, 2017:

I happened on your profile while vetting my List swaps and have read it twice now. Do you have an Instagram?

anrtist on Jul 11, 2017:

THANK YOU so much for the
TEA & Washi Samples :-)
June RAK! :-)

Blessings, cc

ladybugluvsstuff on Jul 5, 2017:

thank you so much for the rak, great teas and flower embellishments.

Typicalfemale on May 1, 2017:

good luck with school. anytime you have spare time and want to do a quick swap here just send me a message. I alway have lots of teas and postcards

Moominbrooke on Aug 8, 2016:

Thank you for the cancerian items. I am also a boar!

BTim on Aug 2, 2016:

Watched this yet?


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