July 2018- Hello swappy-folk! I returned to swapbot after some needed time away.
I plan to update my profile when time permits as time has passed so have some of my likes and dislikes.
My work can be stressful at times and I've learned to self-medicate with crafting. I use to self-medicate at the waffle house but those days went the way of my weight. I lost 125lbs in the early 2000's and so far have successfully kept it off.
I am a midnight crafter. My choice of crafts are in textiles and soapmaking. I enjoy recycling things into crafted re-loveables.
I travel for work and tend to pack a simple tiny sewing machine which allows me to piece on the road.
Well, that's all for now. More updates to come including info on my in-the-works-podcast. Stay tuned.
April 19, 2013 1AM PST. My sweet little Bingo passed away in my arms. I've never experienced this kind if sadness. The only good part is that I know for sure he is now cancer and pain free.
Will be working through his loss as best I can.
Thank you for the well wishes and thoughts.
Hello there People of the Swap-Bot Land!
My name is Kaye and I'm a swap-a-holic!
I very much enjoy perusing profiles for my partners to see how I can make swaps of happiness for them. I swap to share and I swap to please by definitely meeting swap requirement and then upping the ante with a lil sumthin' sumthin'! That's just the way I roll :-)
For me crafting is like a Calgon bath without water and tub * I like to quilt * sew * embroider
Unless I sign up for an ATC swap please DO NOT send them as extras. do some ATC swaps because they are fun or interesting but that's about it.
I enjoy reading...real books...with pages that actually can be touched and turned :-) There are some books I have re-read several times. Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear series is one, Rita Mae Brown's Bingo is another. I enjoy reading old school books like Daddy Long Legs. I have a very old copy of The Night Before Christmas, beautifully illustrated, bound upside down and backwards. It has a special place in my heart. I like C.S. Lewis' work and was thrilled to attend a recent theater production of "The Screwtape Letters". I can't pass a book by Beverly Cleary without stopping to look through it. My favorite genre is mystery. I enjoy getting lost in the who why and wherefore. I tend to read mysteries that are central character based. Earlene Fowler is my favorite mystery writer. I like the coziness of her Benni Harper mystery series. I also like The Saddlemaker's wife books by her.
I am a coffee and tea holic a I like flavored brew coffee and teas. Some of my fave teas include Earl Grey and (very smoky tasting)Lapsang Suchoung. I am a non-flavored unsweetened latte lover and drink them daily. I have the starbucks and coffee bean apps on my cell at the ready.
Manufacture sealed tea bags and coffee are okay. Please DO NOT send me unwrapped single bags of tea from your favorite box. SERIOUSLY???!
Not a fan of sugar in my coffee or teas and find any sweetner chemically produced abhorrent.
I HAVE ONE INDOOR ONLY CAT! B-I-N-G-O and Bingo is his name O!
Sometimes he tries to help me package up things. Try as I might his SHD self ends up leaving traces under the packing tape.
This year Bingo had a case of kitty acne that went viral sort of. He is in the 5% of cats who have kitty acne run amok. It grew like wildfire on his chin. Here he is and no that is not his tongue. That's his chin!
He had surgery a few months ago which basically ended up being a procedure similar to a human tummy tuck.
Jan 2013 Bingo endured his 2nd and last surgery to remove more spindle cell carcinoma. The vet discovered a large tumor growing deep in his chin attached at different areas of muscle tissue. It is inoperable. The vet gave me the grave news that my little fella probably has a few months before his rainbow bridge walk. I am trying alternative therapies in hopes to stop the tumor growth. If anyone has info on cryosurgery for pets please message me. For now I'm treating him with MSM and and by adding drops of peroxide to his dishes of distilled water. Other than the golf ball sized tumor growing into his throat he is healthy and full of life.
The last surgery left him with a tongue that's always visible often. He's an unintentional slobberer now poor thing. I'm ready to sleep in a shower cap rather than have him move from his favorite pillow spot above my head :-)
I love traveling. I'm fortunate enough to get to do so regularly.
Cheetah Preserve in Djibouti Africa
our tour escorts all over the park
I am a fabriHOLIC a Fabric-**HO! I have a bottomless stash of fabrics yet always on the lookout for that next fun loud strange kooky fat quarter! I like cotton fabric. I like weird, wacky strange fabrics. I have everything from muted mundane to penis fabric to African mud cloth.
I enjoy the tactile touch of textile crafting.
My first home computer, an E-machine is responsible for me becoming a soapmaker. Made my first batch in 1999 and my love of lather has grown. It's amazing the things we did not invent but more stumbled upon. . Coffee. Gotta thank Sheep and their herders for leading us to coffee and the animal sacrifice peeps on Mount Sapo for soap.
Some of my recycled/upcycled crafts include
Juice pouch vest
Altered Cigar Box
Inside Altered Cigar Box did not have to be filled but I chose to do so anyway.
Extras- I don't need. While they can be nice, I would prefer a nice and proper swap. For post card swaps I prefer a written note about you, your weekend etc., over a quote, please and thanks. I"m finally forming a PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO ME list~~~ paper crafting bits and bobs. dark/satanic anything card board-luggage tag looking thingies tiny zip bags full of paper stuff ugly doll/art/etc. No thank you unwrapped single tea bags
Some of the swappers I've RAK'd!
Boatbird-pal letter&pf surprise sent 10/5
Nicole Introvert-RAK-sent 10/5
Poofsizzle Angel'd Tea swap sent 10/3
Hello Kitty Bento Box & goodies Angel'd for ladyb's daughter. Sent 10/07
Wishlist pkg sent to Ollieotson 12/07
Wishlist McD's GC $10.00 to E4510 2/08
Wishlist surprise sent to Anam 3/08
Wishlist surprise sent to Shakira 3/08
Wishlist surprise sent to TTFN41460 3/08
Wishlist CPG wish sent to MissU 11/09
Chocolate Group tag sent to Libbybear 10/09
Chocolate Group tag sent to Morgaine 11/09
TAGS OWED TO ME as of Jan 30, 2009
Artsyinsomniac-duct tape wallet 09/15/08
Kerrlouise-chunky book page Aug 08
I'm interested in private swaps. Just ask. Especially Int'l swappers and new swappers.
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