Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2017 3:59 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2017
Last Online: November 19, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE FOR OCTOBER: If you read my previous message re: travel, ignore! It was canceled!

I am a well-traveled professional in international health and I love to knit. You will never catch me without at least an emergency sock knitting project in my purse, and usually a shawl in my computer bag. I am from the northeastern US and have lived in the west as well as the south. This swapping experiment is probably an excuse for me to further indulge my love of paper, stamps, stickers, postcards, and possibly to discover new loves (washi???).

Favorite Crafts

Knitting - I knit socks, scarves, shawls, and sweaters. I love most types of wool and most any colors, including un-dyed, and anything involving silk! I stay away from man-made fibers and usually don't knit with cotton, though occasionally with hemp. Knitting is my one true love!

Collage - I am out of the habit, but I did collage with wild abandon in my younger days, and have been recently inspired by @bluehairedmary showing me some of her ATCs.

Sewing - My ambitions run bigger than my ability to complete projects, but I have many small patchwork projects in mind, and may be able to use that inspiration for ATCs as well. I also occasionally sew garments I can actually wear.

Favorite Television

I don't own a TV anymore but I watch mainly through Amazon, and have been enjoying British period drama and mystery shows lately. Whenever I am with TV-owning friends, we seem to watch a lot of home improvement, which is a nice break! I am generally a fan of any well-presented drama and tend to binge-watch.

Coffee and tea!

I prefer coffee to tea, but I definitely expect to participate in tea swaps! I like fruity and herbal, am open to sampling black teas, like green tea less, and do not like Earl Grey. But I love Lady Grey!

Favorite Books

My book tastes lately have run to readable non-fiction, and I especially like explorations of science, culture, or religion (e.g., The Year of Living Biblically). I also like some historical fiction, some contemporary fiction, and some sci-fi/fantasy, though my exposure to those is not very broad, so I'd like to explore more! I have never read any Harry Potter book, but I plan to one day... Recent reads include Neil Gaiman, American Gods; Chang-Rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea; Erin Straub, The Vacationers; Annie Proulx: Barkskins. I unexpectedly enjoyed Outlander and subsequently read the entire series, and have watched a few of the TV episodes.

General Likes

Handmade envies


Washi with images (vs. geometrics or solid)



Fashion, sewing, patterns

Bright colors, jewel tones

Ocean themes

Travel themes

Camping and woods

Watercolor look

Pen and ink drawings

Vintage travel posters


Southwest (light on the kokopelli tho)

Art deco

Atomic era / mid-century

Woodblock / lino cut prints

African print and textiles


Farmers market and home ec (e.g., mason jars)

Yarn (natural fiber) - prefer tonal, kettle-dyed, or solid to variegated; self-striping and speckled OK

Animals: turtles, sharks, cats, dragons, birds

Japanese paper (origami, stationery, PCs)

Cool stamps, used or new

General Dislikes

Religious messaging

Kids stuff (Kawaii OK)

Teacher reward stickers


Brown / tan / beige / khaki / taupe

Platitudes and planner-related text

Pastels exclusively

Holiday imagery


Mark63 rated for Represent the country 4 on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: An interesting selection. Thank you. :-)
Comment: Hi , I received what you sent on Oct 13 .Thank you for all the wonderful stamps!
mandigutterrose rated for Random PC International #6 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for resending!
janeengland rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #77 on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, thanknyoubfor sharing. I loved hearing about where you went and what you ate. We eat out everyweekend so it was lovely to read about your food. I also loved the paper you wrote on. Its been a long time since I have seen something in that style.
Comment: Thank you! Love the colors
Tuutis rated for QUICK Christmas card #84 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas to you too! <3
AliCrafter rated for Lotsa lotsa Washi on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: I LOVE the washi samples! The purpley ones are, of course, my favorite! Thank you so much for your careful selection. Happy Swapping!
darkxangel84 rated for Washi Rainbow! - BLUE Swap on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Sahnetoffee rated for QUICK Christmas card #84 on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you Heather!
Mustluvdoggies rated for MAE - Happy Mail Envelopes on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Love the darling envies and extras you sent me! The little note card is so cute! Thank you for a wonderful swap!
KarenLaneWV rated for A.I. - collage #3 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Very nice, Heather!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool fabric! I'm glad it stayed in the package. It was open already and the flap partially torn off. Hugs, Diane
Ruthless rated for ENVIES...Handmade!!! Late Oct. on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: I feel like it hit the envelope lottery! Great envelopes! I love the luggage one!!!! I really appreciated the envelope they came in! Very cool. You made me and my mailbox happy. Thank you!
dakotadee rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Aug 2017 on Nov 6, 2017
Amylord rated for Collected Journal - Int'l - Round 3 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the journal, Heather. I can really feel your enthusiasm about knitting! Here's a movie I went to this year that I'd like to recommend. The protagonist is a fellow lover of knitting. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5633706/
Lexidh rated for QUICK Christmas card #83 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you =) I despise eggnog, but I make way too many types of cookies! They last well into January, even though my husband is somewhat of a bottomless pit.
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap. I'm on business, sorry for the delay in rating you.
Comment: Thank you heather! Y=They are awesome clippings! I like the one with the 3 kids in eyeglasses best :) Ah! Yes! The hamburger :D
roosje rated for EH~~Animal Theme on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome enveloppes, they are so pretty.
Frithsrah rated for Washi Rainbow! - BLUE Swap on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you!

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bluehairedmary on Jul 26, 2017:

Hey, H! Did you get my package?

bluehairedmary on Jul 11, 2017:

Profile looks good!

bluehairedmary on Jul 10, 2017:

Hey Heather!

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