Swap-bot Time: April 18, 2019 7:45 am


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Last Online: April 2, 2019

Country: Canada
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About Me

Wife, mom, sister, daughter, auntie, friend, Canadian, Christian, teacher.

I have a husband. He's cute and kind of geeky. I have a little boy and 2 little girls... though they aren't quite as little anymore. They're rather awesome. I like to listen to CBC and Radio 2. I like to read.

I love poetry and quotes and have interests in languages and linguistics and etymology.

I'm a letter writer, when I take the time.

I like maps and traveling, which I wish I could do more often.

I like hiking, camping and being near water and trees. I like food and growing my own veggies and baking. Sweets will be my downfall one day; I will accept any and all, seriously.

I drink coffee and try to drink more tea. It's good for you, right?.

I knit a lot and love to share it.

Listening, Watching & Reading

Lately: Josh Garrells, Aidan Knight, Dan Mangan, Kathleen Edwards, Stars, Sufijan Steven, A Northern Chorus, Simon & Garfunkle, Mamas and Papas, The Proclaimers, Waterdeep, U2, Barenaked Ladies, Jonathan Inc., North Atlantic Explorers.

Current TV: Corner Gas, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Daily Show, The Mercer Report, NCIS, Elementary.

Books - Recent and Old Time Favourites include: The Power of One - The Little Prince - Anything by Madeline L'Engle - What's So Amazing About Grace - The Remains of the Day - LOTR - Harry Potter - Pippi Longstocking - Fugitive Pieces - the poetry of Sue Sinclair.

Favorite Crafts

Collage & Art Journals & Smash Book-like Projects - These days it's been smash-like journals, bullet journals and my plain ol' day planner that tend to get the attention. With that in mind, I appreciate all sorts of papers, ephemera, stickers, images, brads, charms, etc. are great. Black & white items are coveted, but I take it all as there are so many gems out there I didn't know I loved until they arrived.

Knitting - I knit at home, in front of the TV, at the kids' lessons, in church. I use all types of wool and cottons and am working on some stash-busting projects so scrappy bits are useful. Felting is also something I've slowly started to get in to.

Mail Art & Homemade Envelopes. - Envelopes as a canvas.

Yes, Please!

Ephemera: this is a big one these days. With all the cool stuff out there, you can't go wrong. I'm especially fond of black and white pages of print or images, but gems are found where I least expect it!

Paper & Stationery:

  • Journals/Notebooks: homemade or store bought

  • Postcards: Especially local artists, churches, winter scenes, windows, doors, wilderness.

  • Postage stamps (new Canadian & used)

  • Homemade envelopes

  • Writing paper and memo sheets

  • Maps - new or old, partial or complete.

  • Poetry

  • Fine tipped pens and markers

  • Stickers - I'll take anything since whatever I won't use, my kids will.

Knitting stuff:

TOP WISH: any amount of sock (fingering) weight yarn. Preference for superwash wool and/or wool blends. I'm working on a scrappy blanket, and I'm serious about any amount - just one meter will do even!

  • Yarn of all sorts, including remnants. Wool and wool blends are particular friends.

  • Wool roving.

-Stitch markers. Lots and lots of stitch markers.

  • Darning needles.

Eating & Drinking

  • Coffee (instant packets, though I'll happily take some good roasted beans!), herbal teas, hot chocolate packets

  • Sweets: from dark chocolate to gummies, (Haribo is awesome!) excepting only liqueur flavours.

  • Recipes -particularly with whole ingredients

Everything else

  • Organic or enviro-friendly things. Up-cycled / re-cycled stuff. Making do!

  • Small things. Miniature things.

  • Drawstring or zippered pouches/cases, cloth bags

  • Colours - esp. jeweled and earthy tones

  • Amber, jade, opals and moonstones

  • Pendants

  • Things made from wood

  • Glass jars/bottles; shiny things.

  • Moomin, The Little Prince, Belle and Sebastian.

Super wish: Postcards from Madeira. Artist postcards from Maud Lewis, Mary Pratt, Group of Seven.

  • Finally: That thing you're really good at making? I'd be honoured to receive that sort of thing.

No, but thanks.

These are things that I'm not keen on or in any need of: - Kitty Hair - mild allergies. - Green tea bags. - Mary Englbreit and related styles. - Halloween-related items. - Friendship Books, slams, etc.

Styles and Themes

I tend to enjoy items featuring...

  • Botanical / Garden / Veggie growing

  • Woodland - flora and fauna

  • Birds (including penguins)

  • Celtic (knots, crosses, etc.)

  • Stars

About Sending and Receiving

I've been amazed, impressed, humbled and inspired with the generousity of fellow swappers and mean to continue sharing the love!

So... I don't flake. I send things out on time and if I don't (by extenuating circumstances) I will ALWAYS let you know. Given that, I'm quite understanding when the tables are turned; just keep me posted.

Sometimes Canada Post is snappy, other times, not so much. Please allow some extra time for travel.

PLEASE let me know if something goes AWOL before rating and I'll do my best to fix the situation.

Be warned: I re-use packaging. :)


Comment: Apologies for the late rate - but such a lovely journal! Love your magpied bits and pieces, and you've clearly put time and effort into collating them all. I loved reading it and will revisit many times I suspect! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I do like to do them, it's true and I admit it's gratifying to see that it is noticed. :) Enjoy!
mb58ca rated for Stash Attack on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Love the sheet with embossed script and the notecard and the bookmark and... well, everything!
cloou rated for Washi swap on Mar 16, 2019
Avi rated for Ephemera swap...winter on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you
skinny52 rated for MJS: Grow My Magpie Stash on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Oooh...you did a great job with your pitching on this one!!! You sent so many wonderful things but I'll confess that the postage stamps have me drooling! Including the Canada stamps on the envelope!! And I have a sudden yearning to visit the blue whale in Oklahoma😁😁 Thanks for everything and best wishes to you
meeltje57 rated for De stash swap #2 on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Your envelope arrived and all the goodies inside are wonderful. I love swaps like this, so many great things to make your imagination flow and think of projects that can be made with them. So good to share and know someone is having fun with the things you've sent. I like the dog stamps on the envie a lot too! Thank you so much for this great swap.
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely - and in pretty good time, too! And even more - that you like them. I'm with you - I LOVE the variety from these types of swaps as people send things I may not have considered. It's like seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Happy New Year!
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the great assortment! I, too, did not think I would have a partner from our own country but I am quite happy with what you sent!
sweetgypsy rated for junk journal supplies - purple on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the terrific purple ephemera! :)
emiiy8 rated for junk journal supplies - blue on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your mail! I really liked your self made envelope and the postcard you included. Sorry for rating so late, I have not been at home for a long time
Tracykason rated for Ephemera swap...Fall on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Thank-you so much for an amazing autumn selection - loved those colours! Yes, it is definitely fall up here in PG with the earthy smell of changes in the trees. My favourite season.
polyk rated for junk journal supplies - green on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: I actually LOVED how everything had a green feel and wasn’t just blah and PURE green! Ooh! And I really loved the cat card too 🙃 ty for everything! 💜
RabbitsnChihuahuas rated for 10/30 on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Everything is so lovely! I love the envelopes! Thankyou
mb58ca rated for Random 3 on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Awesome randomness! Love the pouch, the homemade book (gave me ideas for something), and Washington tape. Well done :)
Response: Yay! Random ones can be so fun. And I'm VERY glad you liked it, of course. :)
Comment: ♥ I enjoyed going through the journal the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time. Every time I found something new to marvel over. What a cleaver use of an address book. Best page is the Doozers. Always loved them when my kids watched Fraggle Rock. Thanks again for such a fun swap.
Response: Another Fraggle Rock fan! Yes!!! :) Really glad you enjoyed it. They're fun for me to make, too.
Beat rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Tank you so so much
Beat rated for Jarn and scrapbooking swap on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: I hot so happy reciving this😍
Response: I hope there are fun and useful items! Thanks!
jeepermom rated for junk journal supplies - red on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
SuZignomeMoM rated for MJS ~ Share your Magpie stash on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: ♥ Thank you for all my goodies. I have already been inspired to make a new journal for some of the things you sent. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you for all the fun items! I'm so excited to use them in a mini journal!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of garden themed goodies!

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ladyaries7 on Apr 6, 2019:

Thank you so much for the adorable fingerless gloves! March wishes..wishlist group

Marryth on Feb 8, 2019:

Thank you so much for the fingerless mitts towards my January Wishlist group wishes - they're PERFECT! My eldest has already tried to hijack them, but unfortunately for her, I refuse to give these up, haha. ;) Thanks for making my day! ♥

DRMOM on Jan 29, 2019:

Thank you for the very cool assortment of ephemera. Everything is so pretty. I want to use the stuff, but also want to keep it all for myself...decisions, decisions. Thanks!

ladyaries7 on Jan 10, 2019:

Thanks so much for the knitted mittens! Wishlist- December wishes :)

hazelwitch3 on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank you for sending me such lovely and well-made envelopes for my December wish. I'm looking forward to using them! And thank you too for the lovely decorated envelope you sent them in -- it was the subject of much discussion in my workplace postroom when it arrived!

mejulia on Dec 11, 2018:

Thank you for the great stocking stuffers you sent for the wishlist group. I really appreciate them/

Queensmiley2530 on Sep 27, 2018:

So sorry for the lateness I just found my Aug wishes you send me in my magazine. Thank you so much for the Envies.

mejulia on Aug 8, 2018:

What a wonderful July wish arrived today. Thank you so much, I love the note and the magnet is wonderful.

Marryth on Jul 11, 2018:

Thank you SO MUCH for the fantastic fingerless mitts towards my June Wishlist group wishes - I love them! The color is great, and they fit perfectly. If you ever open an Etsy shop, please give me a nudge! ;)

OrigamiGrace on Jun 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the colored twine from my May wishlist at the Wishlist group! Perfect for some deco books I'm working on!! Much appreciated!!

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