Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 10:43 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: August 18, 2018
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Let's have fun!

By day, I'm a horticulturist, so as you might imagine anything related to plants, flowers, vegetables, trees or nature are of interest to me.

Don't feel like you must include extras for me. I really enjoy the making and exchanging of swaps. In my mind it's all about the process, learning about new techniques and the challenge.

Special Note: Please contact me if too much time passes after a deadline and you haven't received my swap. I take pride in what I send and would want the chance to make it right.

Favorite Crafts

When all is said and done, these are the types of crafts I return to over and over:
*deco books
*mail art
*repurposing/upcycling existing items (I stash trinkets, papers, and ribbons away that I can remake into something else. General s-crap)
*needle felting

I seem to gravitate to crafts done in minutia. For example, teeny tiny knitting

A recent focus of mine is metalsmithing. This is a craft I've done before, but put on hold because I don't own all the tools necessary, mainly a blow torch for soldering. I have my mom's old kiln set up and need to make time to experiment more with enameling.

Favorite Television

Time Period Dramas (Examples: Bomb Girls, Call the Midwife, Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries)
Twilight Zone
Arrested Development
Walking Dead
Dr. Who
Powderpuff Girls

I also watch a lot of documentaries. My most recent "pick" was Chasing Coral on Netflix. I was floored by the by never-before-seen, time lapse footage of coral reef bleaching.

Colors, themes, and patterns

*Abraham Lincoln
*1920s style/Art Deco motifs
*mathematics themes (such as fractals & golden ratio)
*animals, all sorts: hedgehogs, bugs, reptiles, cats/kittens
*paisley pattern
*WPA-era posters
*nature theme (particularly in the style of Gwen Frostic or Japanese)
*natural wood, stone, beach glass, outerspace/stars/planets
*ancient Egyptian-style art/motif
*retro games (Mr. Do!, Centipede, Tetris, Dr. Mario)
*modern games (Pokemon, Sims, Prof. Layton, Mario, Tekken Tag) Also,Togepi is one of my all-time favorite pokemon. Other favs include: Unknown and Magikarp - so useless!
*nautical theme (anchors and such)
*matryoshka dolls (aka Russian nesting dolls)
*Pokemon, Yotsuba!, Keroro Gunsou, Tamagotchi, Gundam, Squid Girl, Princess Jellyfish, Studio Ghibli


I've always been an avid reader and lover of books. I participate in a website for swapping used books, Paperbackswap . My nickname is Tamawi if you want to add me as your friend.


I participate in a social knitting group, which meets at our local coffee/wine bar. We have a good time talking about this-n-that while we knit.

What's on my needles currently?
I'm now working on a small blanket that is Prairie-style (Frank Lloyd Wright type stained glass pattern).

Are you a Raveler? Then you can find me on Ravelry. My user name is Tamawi.

a few of my favorite things

*used cards, to cut out words and pictures
*tea (I love herbal, red, green, and black)
*stickers (to use on envelopes or in scrapbooking)
*pun-y jokes
*50s or atomic era style (think sputnik)
*I like when postcards are mailed to me without being inside an envelope. (of course unless it's necessary for the swap, such as Pass-N-Paste cards)


Comment: Thank you fot the monet card 'my first' :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful post card! And yes, I've seen that movie! It makes me cry as much as the book does!
Response: I'm glad I'm not the only who cries at books and movies.
katmandu rated for ZIA Swap #45 Old Into New 3 ATC on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Wow, sounds like you and your family are having a great time! My sister and her family used to do that every summer before her kids left home. Love the ATC, especially the "movement" it conveys, makes me happy! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Tamara, thank you for the nice zentangle postcard, the tea and butterfly envelope. I'm happy to receive this mail <3 Have a great day.
CurioussCass rated for ATC pac-man on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. The first swap I was flaked on was a pac-man swap. It's nice to have a swap come full circle and work out well. :o)
Comment: Beautiful chalice! Thank you 😁
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad it arrived safely.
Comment: Thanks so much ❤️
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: so cute! thank you ^^
Response: Hooray for cute! (You're welcome.)
Rimbar rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 4 on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: 6/25/2018-Ty ever so much for the sticker bags. It will be my honor to send home. I just love when I can send a sticker bag home. Happy swapping.
Response: You're welcome! You're the best!
Comment: Hi, Tamara! Thanks so much for your beachy postie and note. I don't have any big plans for the summer, though I would like to hit the pool a few times... and not get roasted in the process. Haha! I hope you're able to get to the beach more and you don't have a scorcher! <3
Response: Here's to not roasting at the beach! :o)
astrodogg rated for Gnome Themed Pinterest Board Swap on Jun 24, 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating. :o)
Comment: Thanks! Haven't been knitting for a little while. The arthritis doesn't care for it.
Response: I'm sorry to hear arthritis put a damper on your knitting. I'm of the mindset it's good to have multiple hobbies so a person can pick and choose.
iheartletters rated for Pokemon ATC - USA on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: I love how you did this! Awesome!
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
fairyduster53 rated for Last Page Deco - June on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks a bunch!!
Response: Have fun adding your page! :o)
wolfeagle rated for Pass and Paste #48 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
wolfeagle rated for Coloring PC on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I love this postcard. I've always been fascinated with gargoyles.
Response: You're welcome. Gargoyles are an unexpected architecture feature. I like the ones that double as gutter spouts.
pandagirl rated for Gnome Themed Pinterest Board Swap on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: You're welcome! Did you see the gnome Google doodle today? The game is fun.
Comment: Thanks for sharing with me!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks! This should be a fun one to decorate!
Response: Wonderful, I'm glad to know!
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #47 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Hi and as always it was fun to get an envelope from YOU...... what a fun postcard to add to.... my thinking cap is on to decide where to take my area...... fun fun fun! Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks! I wonder how that one will look in the end. I look forward to swapping with you again soon.

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ccmmsu on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for working on my collaboration PC! I love it! collabpc

ktk8 on Feb 18, 2018:

Thank you for working on my "vintage" pass and paste.... it got home.... I love the wondering daydreaming woman........

Hell0Z0mbie on Feb 12, 2018:

Thanks for the deco! I'll try to pass it along soon. :)

Lila84 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thank you for working on my pass and paste October card!


BeckyG56 on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks for my yellow roses you sent me on my collaberation pc, and other additions. It turned out great!

midwestkiwi on Aug 31, 2017:

thanks for your contribution to the Security Envelope Background Pass and Paste PC!

ladydy5 on Jul 14, 2017:

Boy do I need your expertise on my trees but in the mean time welcome to our group. Make an Envelope

ktk8 on Jun 27, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my hd/hp postcard it turned out so pretty.....thanks for sending it HOME......

ktk8 on May 24, 2017:

Hi and thanks for working on my collaboration postcard..... I LOVE the way it has turned out and happy to have it home......

DaisyNY on Mar 30, 2017:

Thank you for finishing this Collaboration PC and sending it home!

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