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Starogardzka

Starogardzka
Date Joined: March 29, 2012
Last Online: June 3, 2019

Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Hello, I am Polish, living in Oxford, England. I'm educated to university level, have worked in academia and publishing. I am married with no children.

I am now (Autumn 2013) returning to Swap Bot after a long break. Those of you who swapped with me might remember that I lived in Poland for a while, taking care of my ailing Mum. Unfortunately, Mum passed away, and her death has affected me deeply. I am now back in the UK with my husband and his family, which helps.

In the circumstances, I got terribly behind with two swaps. I have, however, posted the items now. Hope my partners will find it in their hearts to change their ratings.. A thousand apologies to my partners in these two swaps.

I am keen to participate in exchanges that involve -- not exclusively, of course -- writing, writing supplies, knitting, bodycare, greeting cards, postcards, and scrapbooking. I love classical music, reading (do not like biographies, though...), travel (armchair included), languages, cooking, good tea and coffee, excellent wine and vodka. I also enjoy walking and hiking.

I am afraid of the dark, of ghosts, vampires, wherewolves and similar "paranormal" creatures. I do not watch much TV, and, although I love knitting, I am actually allergic to most types of wool :-(.

My "comfort" things include: books; my local libraries; lovely nightwear, comfy slippers, plenty of albums and photographs to browse through; nice bedding with plenty of fluffy pillows and cushions; moody music; and -- perhaps most of all -- body creams and lotions, including hand and feet scrubs and creams! I love my bathroom; massages; pedicures and manicures; and all we call "pampering"... although I do not wear makeup or style my hair every day... I also love tea, coffee, and a glass of wine does not go amiss, either!

My favourite colours are: pinks; purple and all violets and lavenders; cream; white; organic colours, "naturals" like shades of beige; bottle green; silver; black; and grey. I do not like oranges, yellows, light greens, and what you'd call "neon colours"; I am not keen on most blues (except its very light, pastel shade) as they do not suit my colouring.

I would be very happy to find out about what makes my swap partner(s) tick -- what their interests are, where they come from, what their main motivation in life is, and so on, as long as it's appropriate to the swap, of course.

Favorite Crafts

knitting; cross-stich and needlepoint; papercrafts, especially scrapbooking, collage, and altered art; cooking (is that a craft?); creative writing

Knitting and Embroidery

What I'd love to receive are natural yarns, especially alpaca, bamboo, bison, camel, cashmere, cotton, hemp, linen, llama, quiviut, microfibre, silk, soy, tencel, and yak. Other kinds of plant fibres would be very gratefully received, too. I have no need for acrylic, acrylic blends, and "novelty" yarns at the moment. I'd be keen on patterns for small projects and/or shawls / scarves / stoles, and handbags / shopping bags.

I also like cross stitch and needlepoint, as well as "primitive stitching". I would love to receive floss (thread) of all kinds, aida and other types of canvas, including muslin for primitive stitching. I would also be grateful for cross-stitch kits, especially from where you live; florals; abstract patterns; samplers; but please no Christmassy or other religious patterns.

I would be most grateful for knitting and embroidery / cross stitch magazines from outside the UK.

Cosmetics

I love: body butters (I have very dry skin); body lotions; body, feet and hand peelings / scrubs; lip balms; foot creams; hand creams; luxurious soaps; neck creams. Any fragrance except lily of the valley...

Writing

As a budding and hopeful writer, I'd love to receive journals and notebooks of all kinds (I prefer them blank rather than lined but everything will be received happily). I also love letter sheets and stationary of all kinds, including notecards and postcards. Pens, pencils, erasers, post-it notes and similar stuff will also be gratefully received.

Scrapbooking/Altered Art

Any sort of paper that I could use for scrapbooking, decoupage, origami, and/or letter-writing would be most gratefully received. I would also love to receive multi-layered, patterned paper napkins / serviettes. Any patterns would be fine; however, I prefer vintage, floral, animal, alphabet, and abstract patterns with no "neon" colours.

Any supplies regarding altered art would be most welcome, especially those suitable for altered books. Anything to do with collage (perhaps except stamps) would be gratefully received.

I would be really happy to receive scrapbooking / altered art magazines!

Food and Drink

I love good coffee, the darker the better; white and green teas (unflavoured), Rooibosh and Yerba Mate; vodkas from all over the world; wine, preferably dry white (Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio being my favourites at the moment), with Shiraz and Valpolicella leading as far as reds are concerned. I love honey from all over the world, as well as marmalades and jams, so little pots of those would be most welcome! I also like dark chocolate.

I very much enjoy cooking, mostly soups, casseroles, pasta dishes, and vegetarian dishes, although I am not a vegetarian myself. Always open to new flavours and recipes from all around the world!

Ratings

zurasayang77 rated for Goodies from your City on Nov 7, 2013
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Comment: Updated : 7.11.2013 Hi Malgosia, finally I received your mail package :D Thanks for sending a beautiful package from Poznan and it very worth for wait for a long time. i really appreciate it! Thanks a lot!!! ******************************** I'm so sorry to have to rate a 1 for this swap. If you send it, I'll be happy to change the rating.
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Comment: Lovely tissues and I enjoyed the little note. Thank you!
Pouffia rated for Fill a Tin with Craft Goodies on Oct 15, 2013
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Comment: You are CRAZY! Haha! You sent me way more than was required. It's a big *ss tin with just so many goodies. You really shouldn't have done that, you're so generous! I'll have loads of fun using the goodies. Thank you so, so, so much. I give you 10 hearts!
Response: Oh, I'm soooo pleased you like your package. Sorry if I went slightly overboard, but just have fun with the stuff I sent, and enjoy! Thank you for the heart. Stay well. :-)
Moominbrooke rated for Tegestologists unite! :-)) on Sep 17, 2013
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Comment: Intriguing! Which is your favorite to drink? I bought a bottle of Polish beer called Kopernik (which I liked) to bring to a party full of astrophysicists :0)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart! Yes, i like Kopernik too, but my favourite's got to be Tyskie, Zywiec, or Lech Pils. I recommend them! :-)
Fever rated for Summer Tea party on Sep 11, 2013
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Comment: Wow, wow, wow ... what an absolutely fantastic parcel! I can't believe what beautiful things you sent me. I'm just stunned. Thank you so much, this swap was greater than most I have ever received. All those teas, the awesome mug, the handmade cozy - and the soap smells so wonderful. I would love to do a private swap with you as you suggested. Let's talk about that via private message. :) Thanks for making my day!
Response: Hi, I'm sooooo pleased that you liked your package!! :-) Please could you pm me with ideas for private swap(s)? Thanks! I appreciate the heart...
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Comment: Cool! A new mosque card to my collection. Thanks so much!
Response: Excellent, so glad you like the card! Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Nice ☺ card Thank you. ✨🎶🎵
Response: Hi, I'm glad you like the card! :-)
atanava rated for Postcard and souvenir magnet on Sep 2, 2013
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Comment: Thank you very2 much for the kind note n the story about your hometown. Nice postcards n the fridge magnet!! Terima kasih..thank you!
Response: I'm really glad you liked my note, the cards and the magnet. Thank you so much for the heart! :-)
gea123 rated for Ad Cards With a Difference on Aug 29, 2013
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Comment: thank you
Response: Hope you like the card. All the best! :)
hazan33 rated for Freebie/ad postcard on Aug 28, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you! I love the card!!!
Response: So glad you like it. Enjoy! :-)
atanava rated for Ad Card #4 on Aug 27, 2013
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Comment: Terima kasih! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked the card, and thank you for the heart! :-)
CynthiaMH rated for Ad Cards With a Difference on Aug 27, 2013
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Comment: Hello! I received your card! It is cute. Also, your story about the food fair is interesting. I like to know about something in other country. Thank you :)
Response: Glad you liked the card! :-)
iSalinaaa rated for Ad Cards With a Difference on Aug 26, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad you got the card safely, and hope you like it! :-)
carolynne99 rated for Ad Card #4 on Aug 22, 2013
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Comment: Yes I like pottery Id like to try making it some day. Great card thank you Carolynne
Response: Thank you very much for the heart. Hope you enjoy making some lovely pots! ;-)
schaefchen rated for Freebie/ad postcard on Aug 21, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ad card!
Response: I'm really glad that you like it. Thank you for the heart! :-)
Viljami rated for Magnet and postcard on Aug 20, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely magnet and postcards.
Response: Thank you for both setting up this swap and for rating me so highly. I'm very glad that you like your items! :-)
vlhafer54 rated for Ad Card #4 on Aug 19, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Response: I'm really glad you like it. Many thanks for the heart! :-)
Sacha rated for Easy Newbie Swap #3 on Aug 18, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for your package! Love the notecards! My daughter snagged the bookmark, she just learned to read so she thought "That one is mine!" Thanks again! Happy swapping! Love Sacha
Response: Oh, I'm so pleased! Glad your little daughter is so keen on reading! Thank you for the heart. :-)
farfocel rated for Soup for 2.. on Jul 25, 2012
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Comment: Dzięki za paczkę! Pierwszy raz widziałam grzybową na bogato (to moja ulubiona seria). A pocztówki dobrze prezentują się w mojej kolekcji pocztówek hamerykańskich ;) Dzięki bardzo! Trzymaj się :)
Response: Dzieki za serduszko! Mam nadzieje, ze zupka bedzie smakowac. Mniam mniam... ;-)
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Comment: I am very sorry this rating took so long. Having been unwell my swapbot backed up on me a little. This was a fab range on beer mats however, I absolutely loved them thankyou xx
Response: Oh please don't worry, I've had my share of illness recently, too -- I sympathise! Glad you liked the beermats, and thank you for the heart! :-)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9624 225 16 23
Completed Fives Threes Ones
204 315 2 2
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 46 29 128
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Comments

zurasayang77 on Aug 19, 2013:

Hi Gosia, I just go through your profile. I'm understand your situation, so I will wait for your mail for "Goodies from your City ~ Mail Deadline: Jul 28, 2012" swap. I will re-rate after I receive your mail. You are my partner for "Freebie/ad postcard' that you are join recently. I will sent my postcards soon... regards - Zura from Malaysia

user2637 on Aug 16, 2013:

Hi. I see your note in your profile about sending the two swaps you have 1s for. It might, however, be missed by others. What many people do, and it's quite helpful, is put the note as a response to the rating, with the date you are writing the note and the date you resent the swap. This helps swap hosts and group founders to easily know what's going on when they are looking at your profile.

zurasayang77 on Nov 5, 2012:

Goodies from your City ~ Mail Deadline: Jul 28, 2012 - Hi Gosia.... I just want let you know that I haven't receive your mail. Please let me know if anything happen with you.. ~Zura from Malaysia

rachelcdoyle on Sep 15, 2012:

rachelcdoyle on Jun 28, 2012:

Escilas on Jul 8, 2009:

I would more than certainly love to have a Private Swap with you! Thanks for the offer :D I hope you come back soon. See ya!

Anniehall on May 9, 2009:

Malgosia, I wish you the best - we're waiting for you in our forum and please, take care. Regards!

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