Swap-bot Time: April 13, 2021 3:03 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: April 12, 2021
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

What I expect from SwapBot

I am hoping to connect with people from all over the world. I love learning about people and other cultures. Swapping should be fun and without stress, no drama, just loving, positive people trying to connect and grow!

I will almost always have my items ready to mail as soon as I get my partners snail mail address, so if you don't receive something from me, please let me know! I'm always happy to re-do.

I will NEVER flake!! I will also ALWAYS rate as soon as I receive your item(s)!



ABC's of Me: updated Feb 2021 A: “A” monogram, art, apparel, avengers, apples, address labels, Autumn, altered books

B: buttons (the sewing kind), books (see that section), bookmaking, blue, balloons, buckles, bling, boho, that blue that sometimes looks purple, baking

C: coffee anything, cross-stitch, costumes, cats, crafts (see that section), Christmas anything, crochet, cupcakes, chocolate-dark, collage, cookies

D: design, desserts, drawing, dachshunds, donuts

E: ecru, eolienne, eyelet, embroidery, embellishments, ephemera, envelopes (collage/handmade)

F: fabric, fine art, fashion, fonts, fat quarters, Fall

G: grimm, gelato, glue dots

H: hello kitty, history, hand bags, holly/Christmas, handmade, Halloween

I: ink, indigo, ikat, inchies

J: juxtaposition, junk journal

K: kites, khaki

L: letterpress, lace, letter sets, lap quilt

M: music (see that section), muji, maps, moos, mountains, mug rugs

N: nature, night owl, notecards

O: outdoors, oatmeal, owls

P: postcards (vintage, touristy, artsy, homemade), painting, pouches, paper crafty/handmade, printmaking, patches, pins

Q: quilt (crumb, lap, scrappy)

R: royalty, random crap, retro, religious, roses, ribbons, rain

S: sewing anything, scraps (of fabric/trims/paper), shells (especially abalone), spring, sharpies, skeleton keys, sunflowers, snow

T: tea (mint or ginger are favs!), theater, theatrical, television (see that section), textiles, typography, toggles, trims, tassels, twinchies, texture, twinkle lights

U: useful things, urchins, ultramarine

V: vintage everything, violet, variegated

W: water color, wrapping paper, wall paper, winter, washi tape, washi stickers

X: xerox (old, vintage)

Y: yellow, yardsticks, yuletide, yachts

Z: zippers – all kinds/styles, zines

3-D: printed items, stuff with filling, paper pop-up


  • anything for kids (mine are out of the house)
  • actual food items
  • anime/graphic novel/video game related
  • beauty products (lotion, face mask, etc.)
  • nudity/horror/violence
  • licorice/anise
  • cigarettes/smoking

About Me

My college degree is in fine arts and I’ve taken classes in oil, watercolor, etc. I also minored in Costume Design and so love history of clothing. My “medium” is more into fabric and fiber. I love vintage fabrics, buttons, trims.

My favorite color is that dark blue that sometimes looks purple. I like yarns, cording, and threads. I like paper, paper crafts, and sometimes sew paper to fabric. I have a sewing machine, a serger, and a coverstitch machine. I have a dedicated craft room with shelves of paper, fabric, beads, rubber stamps, yarns, trims, patterns, crafty magazines, and jars of buttons.

I put my love of sewing to work in the sportswear and outdoor apparel industry. I am freelance/contract for an apparel sourcing agency here in the Pacific Northwest, with 25 years of experience including Nike, Castelli, Columbia Sportswear, Merrell, Norm Thompson Outfitters, and Sebago among others. My work in the industry includes project management, developing garments, fabrics, and trimmings.

I have taught sewing classes and lead Fabric & Fiber Meet-ups at our local fabric store and library maker space. The maker space (called the Collaboratory) helped me learn: 3D Printing, Sizzix Big Shot and Silhouette Cameo die-cutter, and the Glowforge!!

I’m also a member of the National Button Society, Oregon Button Society, and Portland Button Club. I enthusiastically continue to learn about button collecting and history. I presented a lesson at the NBS annual convention in 2019 about how buttons are made today in large scale industrial button making processes, and small-scale buttons made at home.

Favorite Television

Recently I've been watching WandaVision and Resident Alien! But I'm more likely to watch crafty YouTubes than TV.

I loved Dead Like Me, Space Force, Eureka And The Expanse! I also enjoy Victoria on PBS Masterpiece – mostly due to the history and costumes. Star Trek fan by default (my family loves it so I watch). I also love the entire 6 seasons of Grimm – mostly because it was filmed in Portland and I personally know a lot of the extras & side characters from working with modeling/talent agencies here in Portland through my jobs.

Favorite Crafts

I've been working on Mod Podge napkins to paper, or rocks. I've been giving a go at "crumb quilting", I'm not sure I'm patient enough to do a whole quilt, so I'm working on some mug-rugs! I have made hundreds of masks for this pandemic! In between I discovered (through a swap!) "scrappies". I like to sew fabric and paper together. I am working on sewing my scraps of fabric together to make new fabric for an over-the-shoulder bag. I have made some hand-made postcards.

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading "How to Read a Suit" which I got for Christmas! I keep cross referencing it with "How to Read a Dress" that I got last year! I also enjoyed "Worn Stories" a collection of stories from famous people about one single garment/piece of clothing that has stuck with them. It's super interesting!!

My favorite books are historically accurate fiction about places or people (not science fiction/fantasy/romance/horror/etc.) I like something that is at least loosely based on reality. I enjoy travel writings, biographies, and text-book type books on textiles, fashion, sewing, costumes, costume history, etc.

Favorite Music

My favorite music depends on the day. I love everything from Classic Rock to Classical, from Country to Alternative Grunge, from Showtunes to Pop. Everyone in my family plays and instrument and/or sings – except me (I play the radio). I’ve always been around music and had an appreciation – but for me it’s driven by the mood.


Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2021 on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I missed GS cookies this year!
Response: My neighbors daughter was selling... so I had an “in”! I heard they were difficult to find!
Comment: Ooo, this year I tried THREE TIMES to buy girlscout cookies. But EVERY TIME they were a no-show at the location posted on their website. Why bother to make a website and list days yer gonna be selling cookies if you have no plans whatsoever of showing up? Well, not your fault. But I'm jealous if you got any cookies!
Response: My neighbors daughter was selling... so I had an “in”! I heard they were difficult to find!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2021 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Hahahahah! I didn't notice the repeat right away. I also had the same partner for both the US and Intl swaps this month. What are the chances!!
Response: Too funny!
debbiespoms rated for WIYM/ 📮Themed PC Swap: 3 Sea on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Yes, The swap did call for 3 sea PC's and thank you very much.
Comment: Thanks for the cool cards!
howdyholly rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2021 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Love the quote! And who doesn't like Girl Scout cookies!
suepier rated for Just Because Postcard Swap#30 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and the info about the ibex.
shellybuckmeier rated for Pick 3 for Me! on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the things you sent! I liked it all! I don't have an umbrella paperclips.
Response: Great! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: I loved the tags and goodies you sent. Thank you so much! I really like your style.
Response: Great! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Ack! Sorry for the late rating (I would have sworn I filled this out!) The mug rug is wonderful - in fact, the whole swap package was! Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness!
Response: Great! Glad you enjoyed it! I really had fun!
Comment: Hello neighbor! Thank you for the Maine Coon cat photo. He or she looks so determined moving through the snow.
Response: Great! Glad you enjoyed it!
nomadmama rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #30 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I really like the Salem and Matisse ones.
Response: Great! Glad you enjoyed it!
SydneySix rated for Micro Mini Quilt and Letter on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: These are so cute, and so so small! They would definitely make for good Twinchies. Thanks for such pretty mini quilts and for the extras!
Response: ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely ribbon samples.
Response: happy i got to share! i have a ton of ribbon!
ChrisD rated for April Christmas tag on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Fantastic!!! I love the tag. Thanks for the extras, I will use them.
Response: so fun making these tags! glad you liked it!
AzEkologi rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: Great quote. Thanks for swapping!
maryrose rated for Washi Sample Swap #1 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the washi's I like it.
Comment: Thanks for the cool chunk and nice quotes! The chunk actually still smells like Irish Spring too hahaha!
howdyholly rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #29 USA on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: I just got that Paper Book. Hope you like it as much as I do.
thequilterslink rated for SUSA - Napkin Swap on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks, cool napkins

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myancey on Jan 29, 2021:

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