Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 7:26 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2015
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: February 17, 1979
Country: United States
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December 2 - The busiest month of the year. Practicing some self care in between all the events and stuff.

Things that are happening right now:

  • My sis just joined Swap-bot! @SunnyFlowers
  • Finishing a yellow knitted blanket
  • Learning Spanish
  • trying to find the last 2 shrines in Breath of the Wild
  • book: ...Borrowed Crime by Laurie Cass
  • trying to be a bullet journaler!

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 17 years to Dave (engineer and private pilot) and we have no children.
I've been a born-again Christian since February 1982.
I'm an enneagram 5.
Moved around a lot growing up...lived in Michigan, Germany, Washington, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. There was some back and forth between a few of those, so it's more moves than it sounds like!
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 have adopted us.

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... big ones :)
  • a good writing pen
  • your zine
  • something new to try!

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

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 - bullet journaling
  • C - cats, Celtic designs, crochet, collab art
  • D - deer, dragons
  • E - elves, elephants, Ecclesiastes, enneagram
  • 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 - Nostalgia (80's/90's kid), Nestle Crunch
  • O - oatmeal packets
  • P - Punch Studio cards, pens, POP Pilates, painting, purples
  • Q - quotes, quiet
  • R - rubber stamps
  • S - snails, socks, Squishmallows, Spanish,
  • T - The Princess Bride, Tolkien, thirty day challenges
  • U -
  • V -
  • W - winter
  • X -
  • Y - YouTube artists
  • 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 169 paper cranes!


Comment: I was so happy when I got my encouragement letter! Everything was perfect and I may have had to break out the tissues. It was just the boost I needed for this season. 😍
mchesser12 rated for Touristy Postcard Swap on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Asheville postcard. My daughters and I visited the Biltmore House in April. Their first time, about 5th for me.
Response: Oh nice! The Biltmore House is always a treat. I think they have an exhibit from Downton Abbey right now!
Cgscdy rated for Winter Stickers Swap! on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: Tysm for the stickers! Ty for the poem as well! Haven't read Robert Frost since HS & forgot how much I enjoyed his work.
Response: Oh good :) Robert Frost is one of my faves. Glad you enjoy the stickers! Thank you for joining my swap :)
scrappermama rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #6 on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Love it & that magic stamp is perfect! Thank you for the great corner to my puzzle!! Happy holidays!!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous bats card, I love it! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween. :)
Comment: Thank you for the sweet, cute card and the wonderful decorated envelope!
Comment: i love your card - so fun and unusual! thanks!
Kathy821 rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Acts on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and great verses from Acts.
Comment: I love the cute, behatted jack-o-lantern! Will have to find a way to get him in my "favorite things" gluebook (coming soon). Thanks for trading cards - Happy 'weenies! πŸŽƒ
Heynowokay rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #5 on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: I LOVE everything about this piece! Thank you so much for a beautiful cat theme. The bleeding tissue paper is so fun to use, glad to see it being used out there! :)
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH ~ Send Me Your Bulletin on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Scone Recipe- and the Church Bulletin. This must be a huge Church. Mine is a Small Rural Church and on a Really Good Sunday we might have 22-many of our members are over the age of 70, oldest just turned 91...They are the Prayer Warriors..
dobie256 rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I had my mail held over the holiday weekend. I love my swap package. Beautiful flower texture coin and hilarious (and appropriate) rowdy girl coin. Lol I also love the new county fair postage stamp and the awesome tiger-cat card. Thanks so much!! <3<3<3
Response: So glad you like them! Hadn't made any in a while... I love all the new stamps! Been having so much fun using them :)
luluvision rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #4 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I loved what you created for me! So pretty!! The mulberry papers added a nice touch! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it! I think that is my favorite one I've made so far :) This puzzle project is so much fun!
thevmatt rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks very much!
bigmamabird rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Apologies for not leaving a comment with my rating! I've been a little derailed by Life Stuff, plus I think I started one and it was deleted by me pressing a wrong key...Anyway, love your coins, and the cat card was so cute... Waterbury is the home of our favorite second hand emporium! Cheers, for neow, C
Response: Totally understand on the life stuff! Glad you like the coins! :)
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!

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bluehairedmary on Dec 6, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card for my AWG wishlist and the Winter Spice tea! I will definitely enjoy that - it's a bit colder, but I'm hoping for some snow in 2020!

Lonestarchild on Dec 6, 2019:

Happy dance! The little address labels that I like the best! Yippee! Thank you for a great Dec AWG!

pkpeace on Nov 25, 2019:

Oh my!! Such lovely mail arrived from you... again! Thanks for the most awesome paper clips... the butterfly paper did not go unnoticed and has been tucked away for a future project! Many thanks! Hugs~

tcornell on Nov 21, 2019:

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I adore this Art Post rubber stamp from Etsy! Thank you so much Rachael! November AWG

hollycm6 on Nov 15, 2019:

Thanks for the non-wish chatty letter! :) Made me smile!!!!

bluerose3 on Nov 12, 2019:

Thank you for the embroidery kit from the RAK in the publice forums. Looks challenging :)

Disneydezi on Nov 9, 2019:

I just got my gingerbread house stamp RAK and wanted to say THANK YOU! I'm SO delighted and excited to use them!!! You were so sweet for sharing these <3

tcornell on Nov 3, 2019:


Can you believe it?!? It gets dark so early now!

bluehairedmary on Nov 2, 2019:

Thanks so much for the tiny stickers for my AWG October Wishlist! These will be perfect for postcards and letters! Thanks again!

HappyMom on Nov 1, 2019:


Wow Rachael - I'm thrilled for the October wishes! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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