Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2019 8:52 am


Date Joined: May 26, 2015
Last Online: August 21, 2019
Birthday: February 17, 1979
Country: United States
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July 12 2019 - Finished the 100 day project! πŸ‘πŸΌReady to do something a bit more laid back. Really enjoying collab work right now!

Things that are happening right now:

  • Finishing a yellow knitted blanket
  • Learning Spanish
  • trying to find the last 2 shrines in Breath of the Wild
  • book: ... Lending a Paw
  • 40 for 40

If ever something I send doesn't get to you, please let me know so I have a chance to correct it. As much as we rely on the postal service, they too make mistakes and lose things. I get it.(where are my keys again?)


About Me

My word for 2019: MOVE

My verse for 2019:
Psalm 25: 4-5
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in You.

Things I like to make sometimes:

Collage Postcards
Dotee dolls
Mug Rugs
Knit hats, scarves, socks, and sweaters
Crochet amigurumi toys
Me Time

Stuff About Me

I just turned 40 in February, which feels super weird to me.
I've been married for 16 years to Dave (engineer and private pilot) and we have no children. I've been a born-again Christian since February 1982.
Moved around a lot growing up...lived in Washington, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Also a little bit in Germany when I was little (Army parents!). Right now I'm happily settled in the NC mountains.

I'm totally a cat person. These days I spend my cat time with three "formerly feral" kitties, who sleep in our garage at night and play outside during the day (except when they visit me in the studio ;)

I'm on Instagram... @ tigerlilyknotwise

As Far as Swaps...

I find myself joining less swaps these days. Mostly because I don't need "stuff". So I'm being a little more selective.

Here are some things I'm into at the moment:

  • deer (my personal mascot this year)
  • fun or pretty footie socks
  • handmade items
  • mug rugs
  • a good writing pen
  • your zine
  • something new to try!
  • Images/cutouts I could use for collage or ATC's

Colors: Purples tend to be my favorite. I also like greens and blues and earthy colors. I’ve really been into orange lately too.

Animals: Cats, deer, foxes, an elephant here and there...

Postcards: Preferences are art or animals, especially trees, cats, foxes, the moon, or anything off my alphabetty list below :)

I like my postcards stamped and written or drawn on. If you don't know what to write, send me a good quote, a short poem, or an interesting fact, or a verse that means something to you :)

That Alphabet Thing

  • A - Autumn
  • B -
  • C - cats, Celtic designs, crochet, collab art
  • D - deer, Dove chocolate, dragons
  • E - elves, elephants, Ecclesiastes
  • F - foxes, fairies
  • G - gnomes, glow-in-the-dark, golden Oreos
  • H - Happy Thursdays
  • I - Irish culture and language, instagram
  • J - jigsaw puzzles, Jane Austen
  • K - knitting
  • L - lip gloss, Legend of Zelda
  • M - Monet's paintings, mail art, mini zines, muffin recipes, moon, museums
  • N -
  • O - oatmeal packets
  • P - Punch Studio cards, pens, POP Pilates, painting, purples
  • Q - quotes, quiet
  • R -
  • S - snails, socks, Squishmallows, Spanish, Snickers White
  • T - The Princess Bride, Tolkien, thirty day challenges
  • U -
  • V -
  • W -
  • X -
  • Y -
  • Z - zines


Here are Joey & Silver (with the white spot on his forehead)...our 2 little half adopted feral kittens. No relation to Pippin ;)


On November 17, 2017 I had to say goodbye to my sweet Pippin. I miss this little face every day.


Things I Don't Prefer

  • vanilla scent
  • crudeness, rudeness and nudeness
  • Only known allergy is cucumber (I know, right?)
  • cheese crackers
  • raspberry...the fruit, the flavor and the scent
  • TEA

My Personal Counter

Currently I have made 168 paper cranes!


Fabriqueen rated for SF ~ Butterfly ATC on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly ATC! I love it! Hugs, Diane
orneryswife rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #3 on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Aww! I love the little house! Thank you for making it for me!
Artistic rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer (July 2019) on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Rachael, for a wonderful month of readings, notes and activities!
Comment: Thanks so much for the card. It has arrived safely.
DragonflyDaisy rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #2 on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my happy mail! πŸ˜ƒ I absolutely love the puzzle piece you made for me and the background was super cool! I am really enjoying this puzzle monthly swap. Thanks for being a great swap partner.
Response: Yay! Glad you like it. I had fun making it too. I'm also enjoying the swap - can't wait for the finished result! Thanks for the heart. Have a beautiful day!
CurlyTea rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #1 on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Beautiful piece. Thank you
LadyJo rated for PW: Scripture Postcard on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc and great verse!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful postcard and for sing my favorite colors and stamps! We just saw a doe with 2 small fawns this am, so I am hopeful that the animals may come back. Nothing in the sea though, and the fishermen have caught nothing so far. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you liked it! Happy to hear you're seeing something...it's a start!
24Donna rated for TCHH: Postcard Prompt #2 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I babysat for years for my nieces, nephews and grandchildren! We did just as you do, I so enjoyed those days and miss them! Now that they are grown we meet for lunch or some other outing and they visit me! Enjoy they grow up way to fast!
Response: They do grow too fast! The oldest is already 15. Thanks for the 5 and heart!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Postcard Prompt #2 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Great fun for the summer! I am sure your nieces will have great memories in years to come!
Response: That's my hope. I'm always trying to instill in them a love of crafting, and mail too! Thanks for the 5 and heart!
Caithness rated for AFAWLS: Winter Postcard in Summer on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the snowy picture of North Carolina.
Ukucaitie rated for SF~ Animal Postcard USA on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the tiger card! I love what you wrote about postcards! My grandmother did the same thing! So much fun to get a surprise in the mail! Thank you.
AZmom875 rated for SF~ Animal Postcard USA on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Super Zebra PC, and great Espanol!
shinyserra rated for Lots of Writing Swap on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for a great swap! I had so much fun reading through everything.
AZmom875 rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer (May 2019) on May 31, 2019
Comment: What a super fun partner you have been, I have enjoyed the whole thing.
Comment: Thank you for the PC and I love the haiku.
CANNEKCUL rated for Jigsaw Puzzle Letter #2 on May 25, 2019
Comment: Hi there! Gonna sit down tomorrow with a glass of wine and put my puzzle together. Lol. Cannot wait to read my letter. Thank you!
CaseyErin rated for PW: Scripture Postcard on May 20, 2019
Comment: Beautiful scripture on a beautiful card. Thank you!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Postcard of Butterflies on May 18, 2019
Comment: Beautiful postcard and great verse! Thank you!
christywebb rated for CSG ~ POSTCARD on May 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the scripture and I love the cat and mouse postcard!!
Response: Thanks - as soon as I read your profile, I knew that was the perfect one :)

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djcamp04 on Aug 16, 2019:

πŸ¦„πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘β€οΈ πŸ¦„ THANK YOU! For the amazingly adorable little Unicorn die cut from PF RAK. I love it! You’re one awesome lady! πŸ¦„πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘β€οΈπŸ¦„

Artistic on Aug 15, 2019:

I just got a book from you on American patriotism. Thank you!

tcornell on Aug 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for the beautiful floral washi samples and the lovely return address labels too that you sent me for August AWG! I am so happy I have the 2 pets now, they really love each other!

debbiespoms on Aug 12, 2019:

Thank you so very much for the AWG August wishes! I love them all !

stephiedee on Aug 8, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome PC+ tag! I love the pc itself and your additions are great (Flight Risk, lol). Your weird thing made me laugh and reminded me of the time I got into the shower (water running and everything) with my glasses still on. I thought it was no wonder I could still see things so well. πŸ˜…

Artstamper on Jul 30, 2019:

Thank you for sending me the Origami crane along with the other goodies for the OMAE RAK art attack. The crane would have been More than enough. I admire anyone who can do complicated paper folding. I cannot.

craftyone on Jun 28, 2019:

Thanks so much for the June AWG wish. I love the patterned papers. So awesome of you to remember how much I like interesting playing cards! What a nice surprise! Have a great day, Rachael!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 20, 2019:

Thank you for the OMAE: PC Plus Tag. I love the PC you sent. I also love the little kitties you drew.

Heynowokay on Jun 15, 2019:

Thank you so much for the OMAE Paper Bomb tag. I especially loved your feline minizine! :)

tcornell on Jun 7, 2019:

Rachael, thank you for the wishes you sent me for AWG June! They were wrapped so pretty too! I love everything. The journal page is fantabulous!!! I appreciate you thinking of me! Tracy

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