Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2018 7:04 pm


Date Joined: September 5, 2012
Last Online: September 7, 2018
Birthday: December 28, 1968
Country: United States

I want you happy too...

LOVE Swap-bot!!! I want my partners to enjoy it as much as I do. I rate normally the day I receive, unless I have had some emergency. Please contact me if you are missing a rating. For stuff my stocking swaps, we do not celebrate Christmas, but are not offended by it either...so no worries about wrapping paper, etc...just would have no use for Christmas related decor. But if it can be used any time of the year, great! :) I am still looking for realistic (not cartoon) view master reels. 😊

Simple items I love to swap: nice pens, pencils, stickers, looseleaf tea, natural fiber yarns, material for sewing, stationary, candles. I collect sheep, especially black faced ones. Also swans, songbirds, and Dala Horses :) Tea cups, tea pots, and squirrels! Another thing I collect is view master reels, and kaleidoscopes. ♥

Favorite Books

I collect the Lamplighter series of books, (old reprints), and books by British author Charlotte Maria Tucker (ALOE). I read a lot about World War II, as well as true survival stories, wilderness adventure, herbal and home health care. I am passionate about good, and vintage children's books. I love Tasha Tudor, ALL her books and illustrations! I love Beatrix Potter, in her entirety also. I love the original A.A Milne, and also any lifelike sweetly illustrated children's books. Jim Arnosky's illustrations are favorites, as are Joan Walsh Anglund's. SO SWEET! :) I would LOVE to be introduced to your favorites too. I have a lot of children to give me read-aloud experience! :)

Favorite Movies

*Life Is Beautiful *The Boy in the Striped Pajamas *The Scarlet and the Black *Sophia Scholl *The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler *Yarn Princess *The Great Escape *Beatrix Potter children's movies with original artwork.

Favorite Crafts

*Painting/drawing *Weaving *Scrap booking *Scherenschnitte (paper cutting)

*Crocheting wool rugs *Raising Children =) *Cooking, especially old fashioned and Scandinavian. *Needle felting *colored pencils, esp Prisma Colors :) I love Tasha Tudor, Beatrix Potter, and other such artists. I love children's books with gorgeous nature or other artwork. I love hand thrown pottery, and finding it in thrift stores. I look for browns, blues, greens, or any combination of those three colors.

About Me

Favorite colors: cornflower blue, aqua, sage, chocolate brown, barn red, navy/colonial blue. My style is rustic colonial. (wrought iron, quilts, candles, old wood, and I collect sheep and swans) Love Washi tape, in lace, floral, old stamps, black and white...fractured star!! I LOVE House Mouse! ♥♥♥ I paint, whenever I can squeeze in time--mostly acrylic--I stick mostly to realism, but quirky sometimes catches my eye. I paint often on unusual surfaces, like turtle shells.

About Me

Favorite flowers: Forget me nots (!) Roses, violets, lilacs, dogwood. Pretty much, if it's a flower, as long as not too gaudy, I like it. :) I'm not crazy about exotic flowers--I like more country style. Orange is my least favorite color for flowers. Fuchsia or purple are not favorites either, but there are exceptions--as in violets or lavender. :)

About Me

I am a happily married wife of 28 years, with ten children. Yup, I'm busy! But I am also pretty organized, and get a lot done. I love snail mail! I also love to help and encourage others. I blend my own spice mixes, and love to cook. I have three boys who are blacksmiths, and four girls who spin (spinning wheel), knit, and crochet.

About Me

More favorites: *Loose tea, and tea parties! My favorite flavors are Hazelnut vanilla, Rose, Jasmine, White chocolate, Blueberry, Maple or Caramel--any combination of those, or I am always willing to try new flavors. I LOVE chai teas too!! *Ovaltine, especially chocolate!!
*Lindt chocolate, especially the blue and black wrapped. I like dark chocolates, not so much milk chocolate. Hate "bad chocolate" like Hershey bars :~^ *Nature--scenery, wild animals (especially birds) my favorite bird is indigo bunting. I also love bluebirds, chickadees, nuthatches, etc. *antiques *natural fibers (wool, cotton, linen...) *soft, heathered colors *camping *horses *home made soaps *I can't use most modern skin care items--things with too many chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate--so I use organic or homemade skin care products, shampoos, and soaps. I am a natural girl!! I love EOS lip balm, and one of my hopes is for a blueberry one, or honeysuckle-honeydew, or mint! :) *children (this could be put way up on top. I LOVE children--how else could I have ten?!) *I'm Swedish, so like Scandinavian stuff *Dala horses *Bible verses (I'm a Christian first, and everything else second) :) *children's books (I love reading to my little girls) *Sheep ( I mentioned I collect them above, but wanted to mention them again) I just LOVE sheep.

*Miniatures, especially antique looking *Fragrances: floral, natural (non-chemical) *essential oils *creativity *natural lip balms like EOS, Burt's Bees, etc If it's not natural, I cannot use it.

About Me

Things I am NOT crazy about: *The color orange, unless in fall scenery or nature *Lime green *stripes, plaids, diamonds, argyle *modern art *polka dots *don't like nudity *romance novels *clashing colors *naughty stuff *bling (HATE IT) *cartoons, Disney stuff, (except vintage Pooh, which I like, or vintage Mickey, etc) *synthetic fabrics (allergic to polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc) The whole family sticks to cotton, wool, linen, and other natural fibers *We carefully avoid all artificial colors and flavors and artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Nutrasweet, etc.

Things I like to swap

*pretty pens/pencils *buttons *art supplies *old lace *home spun yarn *ethnic music cd's *mature stickers for scrap booking *any scrap book stuff *mini paintings *good chocolate *dainty jewelry *stationary *I collect hand thrown pottery in blues and browns. *note pads *pretty hair clips (I have long blonde hair) *bird themed items *anything with forget-me-not flowers *natural lip balms *candles *anything sheep themed *good black, green or chai teas *tea cups/saucers *raw honey *pecans, almonds, walnuts, macadamias *essential oils *light natural colored nail polish *embroidery *calligraphy *wind chimes *seeds (flower or garden veggie) *recipes *feathers (natural un-dyed) *Nutella (YUM!) *money saving ideas *Hand made soaps *Vintage/reenactment patterns *Needle felting wool *Homemade jams/jellies *wool material (for rug making) *blank books for journal *spices for cooking *hair scrunchies *gourmet hot cocoa *children's books with lovely artwork *tiny dolls--or just small *hand made items *tins, especially vintage styled *I collect hand thrown pottery in blues, greens and browns when I find it at thrift stores. *I love small pieces of drift wood and pretty feathers


heatherkm rated for April Inspirations on May 25, 2018
Comment: Hi! So sorry for the late rate. Thank you for the fun drawings. I especially liked the swan one :)
Comment: sorry for my late rating - with the description added i decided to let me daughter open it on her birthday instead of putting away for december :) the duck candles are so cute and the shells are fascinating, also thanks for the homemade flowers, all put on display :)
Response: I'm so glad to hear that it brought smiles!!! Happy birthday to your little Sweetie!
Rosa1 rated for AMA Sender's Choice-May on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Wow! Thanks so much ~ I'd give you a 10 if I could!
Response: Oh yay!!! Glad you liked it :)
Chelle rated for I LOVE TEA ... AND YOU? #1 on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas, PC, photo of the rose (it's beautiful) and heartwarming note. :) I appreciate this swap package very much, it is special. <3
Response: I am so glad!! 🤸
Singske rated for AMA: Sender's Choice April on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Hello Tressa, thanks for the lovely little fox you drew for me. I was touched by your storry and I think you must be really strong to handel this. I which you all the best for the future. Lots of love Inge
skinny52 rated for TF - Spring flowers swap on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: You are the first swapper to send me something for my dollhouse, it's perfect as I mix all scales...thanks so much for the tea set and for all of the other goodies! Everything is so very much me! Thanks!
Response: Oh good!! I am so glad that worked!!
glennasgarden rated for CF: Mail Art - Flowers on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much Tressa for the beautiful flowers you drew on the envie and for the flower stickers~ I love daffodils Also thank you so much for the flower scripture cards too!
Response: Oh yay...I am glad it blessed you. I had fun doing that.
Comment: I couldn't help myself. I have opened it. And thank you!!!!! How very profile-appropriate! I love the sheep eco towel! and thank goodness, an excuse to eat pie :D and great tea and stamp extras. Heart!
Response: Sooo happy!!! Snoopy dance! We have similar tastes so it helps a lot 😃
ladydy5 rated for TF - Words on It on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Very nice but you spent too much for postage. 😁😁😁
Response: Haha...yes, I got just a leeetle carried away! 😂
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Flowers to Brighten our Day on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: What lovely floral tapes you sent me & how fun they were wrapped around a package of floral sticky notes. 😀
Response: I am so glad you like them! Thank you, and happy spring!!
Emotionalelixir rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 13, 2018
ladyb0369 rated for CF: Psalm 139 on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the inspiration.
Comment: In my stocking it goes-thanks!
Response: Yay!!! Hope you have one awesome stocking!
pattiairel rated for CSG - 'Heart'-felt swap on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: very nice quote, sorry for your loss. How tragic. You are a strong woman of Faith. May God bless you♥♥
Response: Thank you, and may God bless you too!
Comment: Thank you for the very generous swap of blue. I can't believe I forgot to rate you. I especially like the peacock plume stickers I will enjoy using these things in future artwork.
Response: No problem...I am glad it arrived well and that you liked it! :)
widelo123 rated for TF - Something Made With Fabric on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Tressa, I thought I had already rated you. So sorry. Thank you for the beautiful hot mat and the cute Valentine envelope. The hot mat will definitely come in handy with the holidays. Shirley
Response: So glad you liked it! :)
bb2 rated for CF: Send some HEARTS with LOVE on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the heart package and scripture. You really went over and above. I will remember to pray for you every time I use the heart plate/trivet. God bless.
Response: You are welcome!! I was doing inventory of my swap supplies and knew that was for you! 💙
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Send some HEARTS with LOVE on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the package of lovely hearts. I will try the essential oil, that is a great gift! Thank you so much for all that you sent. Many hearts!Hugs, Becky
Response: So happy you liked it :)
Comment: Thank you for my present! I don't know if I can wait till Christmas to open them all up but I will try. :)
Comment: Tressa I opened the package from you this afternoon. What a delightful surprise. So many neat little gifts you wrapped up and put in my stocking. Some looked to be handmade and were very sweet, Thank you so very much! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Response: So thankful for you! Yes..I sent early because my daughter is getting married this weekend!!

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happymama on Feb 26, 2018:
 I swap with Swap-bot! 
clutterfree on Jan 23, 2018:

You and your family are in my prayers.

CurlyTea on Dec 28, 2017:

Happy Birthday!

TereDiane1954 on Dec 25, 2016:

Tressa!!!! You're back♥ Yay, I'm so happy to see you here. Welcome back ((hugs))

TereDiane1954 on Mar 19, 2016:

Hi, Tressa! Long time, no see. I hope you are doing all right. Sending a nice big hug ♥

bb2 on Dec 27, 2015:

Happy Birthday. We miss you in the CF group.

caligirl7 on Dec 21, 2015:

Hello, do you live in or near Versailles???? Thats where i live! So nice to meet you! :)

Apelser on Dec 31, 2014:

From Sharings God's Grace Group:



TereDiane1954 on Dec 24, 2014:

Merry Christmas, Sweetie♥

happymama on Sep 7, 2014:

Thank you, you are so sweet! ♥

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