Swap-bot Time: July 20, 2024 8:57 pm


Date Joined: March 5, 2024
Last Online: July 20, 2024

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm Annie from Kansas. I love the tallgrass prairie and gardening with native perennial grasses and wildflowers. You can find me spending evenings on my front porch swing watching the sunset. I live in a nearly 100-year-old farm house. My backyard looks out onto a cow pasture and beyond my front yard is a wheat field. I once drove 3 hours to help dig up and rehome a 30+ year old prickly pear cactus from another gardener.

Favorite Crafts

I do love snail mail and enjoy exchanging letters with friends. I have a handful of great friendships with seniors, and they like to write!

I like to be creative. Happy to be building up my craft stash again after many years. An amateur when it comes to drawing, but getting back into doodling (Zentangle style). I am drawn to paper crafts. I inherited a needlework stash from my grandma and great aunt (crochet, embroidery, cross stitch, rag rugs) which I have been meaning to learn.

Swap formats I would love to participate in:

  • Collaborative/traveling (journals, craft, notes, etc.)
  • Swaps to exchange favorite things
  • Swaps to exchange junk drawer/geocache type misc. cool items
  • Notecard, postcard and stationary swaps that aren't written on.


Swap topics I search for may give you a glimpse into my interests. If you know of a swap you think I may like, feel free to message me!

In no particular order:

  • Moon
  • pressed flowers or leaves
  • coffee
  • linocut/printmaking
  • mantra or affirmations
  • tarot
  • houseplants
  • seeds
  • mushrooms, moss, fungi
  • rural life
  • podcasts
  • embroidery
  • ephemera
  • wind chimes
  • bookmarks
  • rocks
  • fossils
  • marbles
  • book recommendations
  • playlists (Spotify user)
  • printed photos
  • collage
  • nature
  • autumn/fall season
  • sun catchers
  • sun dials
  • labyrinths
  • birds
  • Boston Terriers
  • poetry
  • rituals/traditions
  • tattoos
  • song lyrics, movie lines, book lines
  • fairy tales, folklore
  • origami
  • board games
  • tea swaps: I love mints and herbal tea, nettles, dandelion. Anything crisp and refreshing that would make an excellent iced tea! I am not a fan of anything overly floral (like rose or hibiscus). Decaf please.

Favorite Books

Surprise book of 2024 so far ... Stoner by John Williams.

I love StoryGraph for tracking my reads. Here is a link to my 2023 read list cover graphic from the app.

I wouldn't really recommend much of what I read last year. Big yes, however, to both reads by Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead and Flights. My 5 star recommendation from 2023: Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy.

I'm waiting patiently for the return of Severance, which 100% parallels Haruki Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. The last movies I really liked were The Great Beauty and Inherent Vice.

Favorite Music

I especially love live music. The last several shows I went to were AJ Lee and Blues Summit, Jeffrey Martin, Pokey LaFarge, Adam Greuel and the Space Burritos, Lyxe... Amazing! I enjoy outdoor and/or intimate, smaller venues.

I have an opportunity to accept an impeccable collection of Americana, folk, roots, and bluegrass (in the form of 3,000 CDs) from an aging friend. Should I do it??

Here is a link to my Shazam tracks.

Does anyone else miss thesixtyone?

Lately, I've been listening to the following on Spotify:

  • Pretty Sad Songs, playlist by Vertigo Vinyl
  • Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah radio
  • Teenage Dirtbag Radio, playlist by Jacob Feder
  • Road Trip 90s/00s, playlist by Mons
  • Art Room Mix 2023, playlist by Joseph Bertsch.

Rural Life = Slow Post

Please note I live in the country and will mark "sent" after I put your note in the mail. However, that may not mean your note will get postmarked the same day. (Example, it recently took 12 days for a regular envelope to go from my home in Kansas to a friend in Wisconsin.)

If for any reason you are ever unhappy with a swap from me or mail transit time, please reach out before rating. I will do what I can to make it up to you.

I will always rate as soon as I receive your note. If I have not rated you, I have not received your note. Message me to check in. Cheers.


Comment: Thank you and thank you for the lovely goodies!! 😊
Comment: It has arrived safely :)
Comment: Thank you for the decorated envelope filled with stickers and papers to use.
Comment: will pass along
Comment: Thank you! I've heard of the Beast of Gevaudan, but I've never heard of that movie, I'll definitely check it out, thank you!
Robinarie rated for Junk Journal #6 on Jul 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sending sweet extras to use, they are going in my daily journal. Great pages. I will be forwarding in the next swap. Robin
Comment: Ha ha - I'm from WI so I exactly Stevens Point is :)
Angdev rated for Booklines by email no. 3 on Jul 8, 2024
PrincessKristin rated for Poetry Postcard Swap on Jul 7, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the fun summer poem.
KarenLaneWV rated for Junk Journal #5 on Jul 5, 2024
quaisoir rated for Profile Based Happy Mail #01 on Jun 28, 2024
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely items in ur happy mail. I love it! The decorated envelope is so unique. Take care n have a lovely summer. 😊
Response: You are welcome! The envelope was decorated with prints from rubber stamps I carved (cacti and turnip).
inventacharm rated for Quick! Washi and whatever! #8 on Jun 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
dreamrains rated for Quick! Washi and whatever! #8 on Jun 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
LauraM540 rated for SONG THEME #45 on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: Great card and song selection, thanks!
Response: Yeah, glad you liked the mini-playlist!
Geekydee rated for Share Your Tattoo - Email Swap on Jun 14, 2024
Comment: Hi Annie. Thank you for your email - I love your tattoo. I love birds (and birdsong) but don't know if I have a favourite. I love all the colourful parrots but if I were to get a bird it would probably be a penguin as it's my daughter's favourite :) I've always been tempted by a shoulder to chest piece - was it painful around the clavicle? Take care, Deb
Response: Thank you! It was painful around the clavicle and top of the shoulder, but not terribly so.
MrsCrafty rated for Comment A Quote on Jun 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing a fun quote (:
Response: One of my favorites! Borges has many wonderful short stories.
tizzicat rated for Booklines by email no. 2 on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you. The second one looks interesting, as I don't live far from Bury St Edmunds!
Response: What a coincidence! Happy reading.
CosmicCatPajamas rated for Sticker Bomb PC 5/2024 on May 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! I enjoy creating these sticker scenes.
Comment: Hi! I couldn't wait until the solstice! I love the print that you made it is beautiful. The blessing is sweet as well. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the goodies. Happy Summer!
Comment: Thanks Annie for the PC of the Lovely farm.
Response: You're welcome!

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WhimsicalWildflower on Jun 13, 2024:

Hello Annie! Hope you are having a wonderful month💛

“Let everything happen to you Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Swap: Comment a Quote Take Care, Laura Beth

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