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Date Joined: August 20, 2011
Last Online: September 25, 2017
Birthday: October 7
Country: Canada
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The most recent one was due to a lost package.It has arrived but she is having some issues changing the rating, We are hopeful this will be corrected soon.

The other ones on my account belong to two people who are not currently on swap-bot nor have they been for 7 years.

The 3's are from swaps I've made up and a few that are from an old account I recently integrated into this one, they are also 7 years old.

If you check my ratings you will find a 5 from someone who had given me a one from seven years ago. I am really proud of that, it means I did a great job even if it was late.

About Me

I am a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a god parent and a cousin. I live in Ontario in a small city and have lived here off and on for 38 years.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Dysthmia.

The dysthmia I knew about for a long time; depression, especially one that never goes away completely even after 40 odd years is pretty obvious to even the dumbest bunny.

The fibro was unexpected I just figured the pain was part of being over 50 and obese.


The two of them together mean I have my good days and my bad ones. So please, please check with me before you rate me down as I do not do my best work on my bad days and will gladly redo something if it isn't pleasing to you.

Talk to Me

I am looking forward to swapping with you!

Favourite Entertainment

Favourite Music

1950's to present with a strong preference for " Meatloaf", "Simon & Garfunkel", "AC DC" and similar music.

80's dance music to get me moving and Dan Gibsons Solitudes to help me relax.

Favourite Reading

Cozy Mysteries are #1 expecially when the hero is a heroine.

Fantasy particularly paranormal mysteries and adventures

I'll read most any fiction as long as it has something of the unusual in it.

Favourite Movies

Anything done by Tim Burton and if Johnny Depp is in it that only makes it better.

The Guardians of the Galaxy is a new favourite, the characters are so strange.

That actually sums things up nicely, if it is strange or animated chances are I will have seen it or plan to see it as soon as I can.

Favourite TV

I am a Netflix member and I love most of their series. I also like things like Supernatural and Walking Dead.

Favorite Crafts

I have tried many crafts through the years but the three I keep coming back to are Artist Trading Cards, Miniatures (dioramas not room boxes), and Doll making in many forms.

I have a set of altered fashion dolls which represent the seasons and another set that represents the elements. I am about half way finished with them

I have a pumpkin diorama that is awaiting the right tenants and am working on a fairy garden with my landladies day care kids.

On here I participate in about 10 ATC swaps a month and would do more but can't afford it.

Other WIPs I have are a textural weaving, two blankets, one sewn & one knitted plus several unfinished art journals.


Comment: Thank you for the swap. :)
curlyhedgehog rated for August Senders Cholice atc on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Thank' s for this cute hedgehog ATC! I LOVE IT!
Lablauri57 rated for Letter Lover Swap on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your letter, always good to hear from you
kaypendragon rated for Shaving cream marbling atc swap on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the dog atc's! I love dogs!
Mayflower52 rated for Reading Challenge 2017-September on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Hi Cherylann, Thank you for sharing the summary of the book you read. It was a pleasure to have you as a partner. Ometa from Barbados
Fieke rated for Color A Postcard - Newbie Friendly on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for you beautiful colored PC !
Suncloud rated for PNS: Photo PC #2 on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard.
fluffyjunk rated for WIYM: Halloween Mini Flip-Book on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute flip book you made for me! I love those colors! :) And I like the goodies! We don`t have a lot of halloween crafting stuff here. So I apprechiate every single item in that theme! And you don`t have to mind the multiple-flip-pages. I really think that they are the best part in a flip book... Sometimes I make too many flips and the book gets very bulky. :D Thanks for your offer for private PL-exchanges, too! At the moment there are a lot of interesting swaps I am in. But I know that there will come other times - I will let you know when I have space for a private swap!
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for this beautiful note-card. I swear, it has the same colors as leaves around, I need to take a picture and show it to you :) I also love mystery shows and books! All best, Weronika
Beckstar rated for AFBSI: 15 labelbags in August #2 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks heaps =)
Comment: Thank u Cheryl ann for the flower pc. Love the goat stamp too.
Comment: Thanks
uiltje rated for Pocket letter "Black, white and red" on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your lovely Pocket Letter with all those cats. They made my day! And I'm impressed by the look into your life, it's special to me people you don't know can be so open.
3trysandimout rated for Zetti atc swap on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Still hoping
Response: Resent September 1st. Partner received this on September 17th but is having computer issues. Hope she can change it soon
Judy84 rated for 10 FBs August 2017 on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you :-)
Neeky8 rated for 10 Slams on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great slams!! :)
BluGinhm rated for WIYM: Summer Scavenger Hunt on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: I love the package you sent! How very cool everything is. I love the Hershey bar wrapper - I didn't know they had them labeled by place! Thanks for everything - I'll find a use!
lorz88 rated for CARD TRILOGY on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: WOW!!!! Thank you so much for the lovely cards you sent me, you done an amazing job and the envelopes are cool, love how they match! My favourite is the Halloween card! Thank you!!!!

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Wildchild on Sep 9, 2017:

Sally oh great penpal of mine, I can't find your mailing address anywhere. You've been to Santorini earlier this year! I have a letter ready to go please contact me if you see this!

rngstgstll on Jun 16, 2017:


Welcome to ZMACS!

Wildchild on May 27, 2017:

my lilac

I miss my lilac but it is happy where it is!

VaGrammy66 on Apr 22, 2017:

So sorry these are late. Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Group APDG Happy Easter

Wildchild on Apr 20, 2017:

Butterfly Deco; Butterflies from our Country Grizzles Skipper

With its characteristic chequered black-and-white pattern this butterfly is quite distinctive although old, faded individuals can be mistaken for the dingy skipper or the burnet companion moth.

There are three North American subspecies, and others, including the nominate subspecies, in the Old World. Subspecies wyandot (W.H. Edwards) flies in the northeastern U.S., but apparently does not reach Canada (some workers now treat wyandot as a distinct species). Subspecies freija, described from Labrador, is found in most of the Canadian range from Labrador to Yukon, and subspecies loki flies in the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to British Columbia.


This middle-sized (wingspan: 53 to 81 mm) butterfly is a mimic of the larger Monarch (Danaus plexippus). The upperside is dark orange, with bold black lines on the veins on both wings. There is a row of white spots in the wide black wing borders and in a black line that cuts diagonally across the forewing tip. There is also a postmedian black line that runs across the veins on the hindwing. The underside is similar, but paler.

The Viceroy is widespread in Canada. It is resident from Nova Scotia to Quebec and Ontario, north to James Bay, and in the Prairie Provinces to the northern borders. There are records from Fort Smith and Hay River in the Northwest Territories. It was formerly resident in the southern interior of British Columbia, but was last recorded there at Lillooet in 1930 (Guppy et al., 1994).

Sleepy Orange

The deep orange wing colour with the broad black border on the hindwing makes this medium-sized (wingspan: 30 to 48 mm) species very distinct. The underside is yellow with dark brown markings.

Range: Because this is only a rare stray in Canada, records for this common southern U.S. species are few and scattered. Based on a specimen in the Canadian National Collection in Ottawa, it has been reported by many authors as having been found once at Point Pelee and at Ottawa, in 1882. However, this was based on misinterpretations of early collection labels. There are only four valid Canadian records, three from southwestern Ontario one from Quetico Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 18, 2017:

Update to your comment on the 3 rating UPDATE I will change my rating to a 5 when received. No problem

leonarasnick58 on Apr 18, 2017:

EF Butterfly Profile Deco

My apologies the swallowtail butterfly is being very hateful and not wanting to be shared :-(

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leonarasnick58 on Apr 18, 2017:

EF Butterfly Profile Deco

Sandia Hairstreak Butterfly: alt text]

Swallowtail Butterfly alt text]

leonarasnick58 on Apr 18, 2017:

EF Butterfly Profile Deco

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies in the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species. Though the majority are tropical, members of the family inhabit every continent except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the birdwing butterflies of the genus Ornithoptera.

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Lycaenidae is the second-largest family of butterflies (behind Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterflies), with over 6,000 species worldwide,[1] whose members are also called gossamer-winged butterflies. They constitute about 30% of the known butterfly species. The family is traditionally divided into the subfamilies of the blues (Polyommatinae), the coppers (Lycaeninae), the hairstreaks (Theclinae) and the harvesters (Miletinae). Adults are small, under 5 cm usually, and brightly coloured, sometimes with a metallic gloss. Larvae are often flattened rather than cylindrical, with glands that may produce secretions that attract and subdue ants. Their cuticles tend to be thickened. Some larvae are capable of producing vibrations and low sounds that are transmitted through the substrates they inhabit. They use these sounds to communicate with ants.[2][3] Adult individuals often have hairy antenna-like tails complete with black and white annulated (ringed) appearance. Many species also have a spot at the base of the tail and some turn around upon landing to confuse potential predators from recognizing the true head orientation. This causes predators to approach from the true head end resulting in early visual detection.[4] alt text]

The Sandia hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi) is a species of butterfly native to North America.[2][3] A relatively rare butterfly with a limited range,[4] it was discovered in La Cueva Canyon, Albuquerque, in spring of 1958, by Noel McFarland, then a student at the University of Kansas,[5][6] and described the following year.[7][8][9] The Sandia hairstreak was made one of the state insects of New Mexico in a 2002 bill approved the following year.[4][7][10] C. mcfarlandi is a relatively small butterfly with tailless wings that span 2.9–3.2 cm (1 1⁄8 to 1 1⁄4 inches). The wings of females are generally reddish-brown on the dorsal side with a narrow border of black around the edge. Males are typically brown. The underside of the wings of both sexes is usually greenish-yellow on the undersides with a postmedian line bordered with black near the base.[2][3] This species exhibits a certain amount of polymorphism, making the phenotype of some individuals significantly different from that described here[11] but according to one simple description "it is small and gold and green in color and it lives in and among beargrass plants, where its pink, lavender and white caterpillars eat beargrass flowers, making the butterfly and its caterpillar easy to identify."[7] alt text]

Sahnetoffee on Apr 17, 2017:

BL ~ Butterflies From Our State or Country #2

Kleiner Fuchs





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