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Date Joined: October 30, 2010
Last Online: November 2, 2020
Birthday: May 25
Country: Canada
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About Me

I love statistics, reading, cross stitch, embroidery and crochet (and collecting things to do with all of those).

I have recently returned to the site after a long hiatus, but I think that celebrating 2 years out of the hospital plus 1 year of full time employment means I am ready to send beautiful things out into the world again!

Favorite Music

It's probably easier to list music I'm not fond of: country, hard rock, punk and anything with screaming.

This means I quite enjoy: classical, jazz, techno, drum and bass, ambient, swing, pop, rap, classic rock, adult contemporary...

My favourite artists include Eminem, Clay Aiken and anything composed by Gershwin.

Favorite Books

My absolute favourite book is Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card (more people are familiar with Ender's Game). I love science fiction/fantasy and am currently re-reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, so that I can read the last book. I own pretty much every Orson Scott Card book/writing published, along with most of Jeffery Deaver's books.

I also enjoy "classics", particularly from Russia. I have read War and Peace and Anna Karenina, both of which I count among my favourite books and will readily recommend them to anyone! Other "classics" that I've enjoyed include Lolita (although I found it disturbing) and Catch-22.

I have completely worn out my set of The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S Lewis). My favourite is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I'm not sure I want to see the movie though!

This spring I plan on reading Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. My favourite children's authors are Beverly Cleary, Madeline L'Engle, Phillip Pullman, Shel Silverstein, and Dr. Suess!

Favorite Movies

All time favourite: 10 Things I Hate About You. Runner up: Traffic

Others in random order: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Muppet Treasure Island, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Full Metal Jacket, The Great Escape, The Dark Knight, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Space Jam, Cruel Intentions I and II.

Favorite Television

What's a television? I can't say I've watched that much television in the last couple years, but I've always enjoyed Law & Order and CSI: Las Vegas. I secretly watch America's Next Top Model on my computer.

I am a newly minted Trekkie. I have just finished watching the Original Series and am on the The Next Generation currently. I have a cute little Tribble and am planning my first Trek cosplay!

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting. Mainly I stick to cross stitch, embroidery and crochet, although I am trying to learn how to sew. I finally managed to get my sewing machine out and on to my desk. Now I just need to plug it in and learn how to use it!

I love ATCs, so I've been picking up all sorts of papers, markers, pencil crayons, ink, ribbon, tape, embellishments, etc. Soon I will need to find a new apartment just to hold all of my ATC materials! I have a silhouette machine that I am still trying to master to help me get the designs I envision on to paper without me mangling it with my sub par scissor skills!

Other Pastimes

Aside from swapping, I lead a fairly quiet life. I am definitely an introverted person (in the "my personal batteries recharge when I am not in a crowd" meaning).

I am addicted to my cell phone, but I am trying to break that habit by getting back into my crafty hobbies.

I occasionally LARP with my boyfriend, but I truly just enjoy the costuming and role playing aspects and hate the combat. Luckily, he is always in need of new costuming so that keeps me busy. i am trying to improve my sewing skills so I can make all the fantasy costumes my imagination can devise!

I am a doting cat mom. My little guy lights up my life. I do understand that he may not have such a positive impact on your life, so I do my best to ensure my crafts and items are cat hair free.


I'm never any good at coming up with lists of things I want (drives my Mom crazy for Christmas and my birthday!), but I'll give it a shot since one can never have too much swappy stuff!

  • Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Ink pads
  • Sparkles
  • Cute Kittens/Cats
  • Anything with a damask pattern/design
  • Anything with the Periodic Table of Elements or molecules
  • Anything with mathematical symbols
  • Anything to do with statistics
  • Anything nerdy really


I love tea. My go to favourite is Earl Grey, but I enjoy green tea, white tea, rooibos, chai, black, herbal etc. Basically, if it's a tea type drink, I will drink it, so don't be afraid to send me something you don't like!

Postcards: I like them cute, please no adverstising ones unless they are nerdy/comic booky/superhero-y.


Comment: Thank youu for the card! Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: Thank you so much Karen for the wonderful card - what an awesome idea making the star trek emblem out of gold paper! Thank you for the wonderful Christmas sticker - love them - Merry Christmas, darla
Artsynerdgirl rated for QUICK Christmas card #70 on Nov 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card :) Happy holidays!
Caithness rated for QUICK Christmas card #70 on Nov 19, 2016
babedoll58 rated for Watercolor ATC #3 on Nov 14, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC, love that pumpkin!
Comment: Thank you for the PC.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. You couldn't have picked a more appropriate poem for me and I can't put into words how much it means to me. I'm intend to share with a friend who is struggling with depression too, I think it will help 😊
EllieBeth8 rated for Quick and Easy on Nov 1, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!! I remember shopping at the Eaton Centre when I was a child and lived in Toronto!! Have a great day! Shelley
Melissarose90 rated for Quick and Easy on Oct 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Canadiana card. I am a bit young to have ever been to Eaton's, but I love this card that has a bit of Canadian history on it.
mariewilliams810 rated for MY PET email photo swap on Oct 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
HappyMom rated for MY PET email photo swap on Oct 12, 2016
Comment: Sam looks adorable - so sweet!
Margothecat rated for MY PET email photo swap on Oct 12, 2016
Comment: What a sweet boy!
MrsSparkle rated for HAPPY MAIL EVERY MONTH - February on Jun 22, 2014
Comment: First package not received. Swapper said she would resend. Have not received anything. Swappers online last: May 3, 2014. I will re-rate if something arrives.
Response: I am sorry this got lost, and that I was not around to make amends.
Teddybear rated for It's a Rainbow! - red on Feb 24, 2014
Comment: Karen, thank you for the ATC. It's lovely. Hope we do this again one day.
Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating. Thank you.
grstamping rated for HAPPY MAIL EVERY MONTH - January on Jan 29, 2014
Comment: Loved your mail. It made my day! Thank you :)
Response: Thank you!
kats rated for Smarties Box Surprise #8- Tea on Jan 27, 2014
Comment: Hi Karen! Thanks so much for your Smarties box full of goodies! I enjoyed your letter, the stickers, and the handmade bracelet, which I'm wearing right now! The envelope was a bit battered, and it arrived in a "sorry we damaged your mail" Canada Post envelope. But nothing was missing, and that's what matters! I was a bit apprehensive in posting my partner's envelope, I wonder if I will have similar problems! Looking forward to swapping with you again sometime soon :)
Response: Sorry it arrived battered! I'm glad everything was there though! Hope to swap with you again!
Comment: Wow, I love the felted heart! I always wanted to try my hand at felting. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your work with me!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
etrevino rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap on Dec 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the Christmas card Karen!! It is lovely. May you and your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! :-)
shiloh102 rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap on Dec 11, 2013
Comment: Wishing you the best also. Merry Christmas.

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

bbsporty on May 25, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

sassafrass on Feb 6, 2014:

Welcome to International Small Swaps! I hope you will enjoy the group, and join us in some swapping fun :)

LittleRed on Jul 8, 2013:

A new REGIONAL CANADIAN Smarties Box SWAP has been posted....Fill an empty Smarties box with summer themed items and send to your partner......Love to have you join!

rachelcdoyle on Jun 29, 2013:

dragonalloy on Feb 23, 2013:

thank you for the welcome :D im hoping to get to join that sailor senshi group sailor moon is another thing i love :D

rachelcdoyle on Feb 21, 2013:

Erdbeersternchen on Feb 18, 2013:

The Sailor Senshi Club is still alive ♥! New swap! Maybe you will join? If you've got suggestions for other swaps, just let me know!

Sailor Senshi Club

Erdbeersternchen on Oct 16, 2012:

Helloo! ♥ I am proud to announce another Sailor Senshi ATC Swap! This time about Sailor Neptun! It would be so great of you to join! (:

Sailor Senshi Club

Erdbeersternchen on Sep 30, 2012:

Join the latest Sailor Senshi Swap! (:

Sailor Senshi Club

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