Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2018 11:47 pm


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Last Online: November 12, 2018

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. :)


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 πŸ™ƒ ty for everything! πŸ’œ
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: β™₯ 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: β™₯ 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!
Comment: Thank you for the magpie, love it. Greetings Jacqueline
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful package of paper goods.All the items will be put to good use! I also appreciate the extra vintage style items you included too. I am so lucky!
pernie123 rated for Ephemera swap...Spring on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for my packet of goodies. The tulip fairy card is placed where I can view and enjoy and the greenery is placed behind a plant in the window. I also like your picture on holiday. I like it all. And, tea is always a pleasure for me.
fairyduster53 rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the neat supplies
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Magpie. What a surprise! I love it!!!!!!! You made it so beautiful. Again Thank you so much you deserve so much more then 1 heart!!!!! Greetings from the Netherlands
DorothyH rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks Jessica for the magpie goodies, really like the library items - I remember using these type cards for checking out out books Γ°ΕΈβ„’β€š
Aynora rated for Snail Mail Flip Book for Beginners on Jan 22, 2018

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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!!

shirleyinCA on May 31, 2018:

Thanks so much for the wonderful assortment of postcards for my May Wishlist! Everything from Big Foot to a ball of yarn -- and I thoroughly enjoy them all. You sure made me smile - thanks for the happy wish!

MSturgill87 on May 11, 2018:

I'm so glad you liked the ephemera and washi samples! If you ever want to do a private swap for ephemera or washi samples just let me know. I'm always on the lookout for ephemera to add to my junk/magpie journals!

CrystalZ on May 10, 2018:

I received your wonderful package with the handmade envelopes and all the church postcards! Thank you, the envelopes will definately be used and my mom will love the postcards I am sure :)

MSturgill87 on May 7, 2018:

Thank you for the adorable fingerless mitts for my daughter via the Wishlist group for my April wishes! They're awesome!

Marryth on Apr 30, 2018:

Thank you so much for the stickers & stamps towards my April wishlist! The kids will happily hijack most (all?) of the stickers, and the stamps are very much appreciated! β™₯

TeaNi on Apr 7, 2018:

Thank you very much

for granting a March wish for me with the wonderful bit of cross-stitch! I can't wait to find a frame for it and display it! :) :) :)

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