Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 5:26 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2015
Last Online: August 15, 2018
Birthday: July 17
Country: United States

About Me


I will be moving at the end of August somewhat unexpectedly! I won't be taking on any international swaps or time-intensive swaps during this time to ensure they don't get lost in the mail as I move to a new address.

I look forward to swapping more in the fall!

Hello hello Everyone!

My name is Megan and I live in the lovely & historic Cambridge, MA. I moved here for work at the start of 2018 and have loved my time on the East Coast so far! I am a full-time Research Fellow at Harvard University and work with functional apparel design and soft robotics.
I grew up, went to school, and had lived my entire life in Minnesota before moving and still hold rural Minnesota in my heart.

I identify as non-binary, and I use they/their/theirs pronouns! I have a marvelous girlfriend with an adorable long-haired cat.

As my favorite saying goes: I'm not "gay" as in happy, i'm queer as in "fuck you!".

I see a lot of people asking not to send "Politicized Rainbows". I say boo! to that, send me those politicized rainbows for my queer little body to revel in! I'm especially happy to receive non-binary and genderqueer related items as well.

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

Human Rights

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 - Janelle Monae - ABBA - 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 To Blow Your Mind - Sawbones - Gastropod - My Brother, My Brother, and Me - Wonderful! - Oh No Ross & Carrie - The Stuff of Life - The Memory Palace - RISK! - The Adventure Zone - NPR Politics Podcast

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart, and the Veganomicon.

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

Favorite Television

I don't watch as much TV as I used to, but I enjoy kicking back with an episode from time to time.

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 - Hannibal (NBC series)

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!

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 (Especially mint(s), rose hips, hibiscus, lemongrass, and passion flower. Chamomile in blends only please!)

  • Flavored black & green teas, preferably not "plain"

  • 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 or white 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".

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
  • 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 flavored foods
  • Foods containing tomatoes
  • Plain green or black tea
  • No "holiday" mascot related items (ex. santa, elves, snowmen, easter bunny, etc.) I don't have use for 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, realistic rabbits, deer, cardinals, 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 (after 5pm in the USA). 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.


karli rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: I really like this one, thanks so much! caroline
madidactle rated for My Playlist in June 2018 on Aug 6, 2018
kaicee118 rated for Cento Poetry Challenge on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Megan - really beautiful job with the cento, thanks!!
MichelleKemper rated for MFC: Spell recipe on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for some great recipes!
Ganjaprincess rated for My Playlist in June 2018 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Loved the music thank you!
ITSkiaful rated for My Playlist in June 2018 on Jul 21, 2018
Gaucha rated for PRIDE Flag ATC on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Dear Megan, thank you so much for hasting this swap AND for your wonderful ATC and for your personal note. LOVED IT. <3
Leanne85 rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your day :)
pensandneedles rated for Cento Poetry Challenge on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I love the mini zine!
PineappleTarts rated for My Playlist in June 2018 on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you, can't wait to listen. And Happy Birthday!
Cpeterson rated for My Playlist in June 2018 on Jul 10, 2018
ElenaMaz rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: very fun to read and I have never heard of “Egyptian Method” I will try it!
Response: It’s a bit whacky, but the method actually works! I now have a small fan that helps me keep cool, but a cool towel on the forwhead or chest works!
krisvog2000 rated for Favorite Vegan Recipe on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Dear Megan. Thank you!! Shiitake mushrooms are one of my most favorite foods ever!!! I cannot wait to try this recipe.
Response: I made them just the other day for supper and man do they satisfy every time! Plus, you can swap out the sauces you use depending on the mood. I've made some super delicious sticky garlic shiitakes too! (I can send you the recipe if you'd like!)
HexG rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your day with me! <3
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the heart! :)
Nachtauge rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Wow, your pdf looks great! i wish I knew how to do this. ^^; The pics are great, too. Seems like you live in a beautiful area. In my place it was super hot, too. What works best for me is just taking a shower. I have super long hair, and when wet it cools me down just perfectly. Thank you for sharing your day!
Response: Thanks! I compiled it in Photoshop & Adobe Acrobat, although I wish I had a better camera! Cool showers or if i'm feeling indulgent - a cool bath always help beat the heat for a bit!
Dragongrrl rated for ATCoin on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATCoin, I love it. The effort really shows! Happy swapping!
Response: I'm glad you got it! I had so much fun making that ATCoin and put a lot of love into it! :)
Anettethhjertnes rated for Modern Curses Zine on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: I hope some of them curses don't come true.
Response: I honestly spooked myself out with some of the curses! May we never do something to inflict them upon us! :)
PaperPassion rated for EASU: ATC featuring Circles on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Very cool use of the theme.Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it, it was a fun swap to work on!
RooBaRoo rated for Adult INTL NOT 50 Shades ATC II on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the detailed comic-style ATC & quote!! I was a little nervous about what I'd receive in swap, but i did enjoy it :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! It's always a little nerve wracking joining "Adult" themed swaps, but this one was a lot of fun. I'm glad you like it! :)

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ladydy5 on Aug 3, 2018:

Hope your move is successful and welcome to our group Artistically Inclined and hope you will join in lots of swaps when you get settled.

splendorpursuit on Jul 4, 2018:

Hi, found your profile from the Share Your Playlist swap and just wanted to share that you profile gave me the giggles. I should have already heard of this, but maybe I’m just a bad bi. :)

“As my favorite saying goes: I'm not "gay" as in happy, i'm queer as in "fuck you!".”

This is amazeballs, thank you for posting it. I’m also a research analyst so I’m happy to see another academic! Hope to see you in a future swap. Happy 4th. :)

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

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