Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2018 12:01 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2017
Last Online: July 15, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

Update 7/13/18 - I have been out of town and have more work travel coming up! So I have dramatically reduced my swap participation for the moment. I am behind on ratings but should be up to date soon. Thanks for your patience!

A few of you have found your way over to my Etsy shop, so I thought I’d set up some coupons just for you! Here’s the first one:

Swap-bot 10% Discount any purchase

And another: Swap-bot 15% discount on $30 or more

I joined the Write-On Campaign (write 30 letters in 30 days during the month of April) - check out this group if you want to join and have some support!

Write-On Campaign swap group

More info: Official site

Lately I've gotten some fantastic mail with multiple different postage stamps on it - I love this! If you have random stamps that need a home, put them on my envelope!

Re: newbie swaps, yes we were all newbies once but I've recently been burned again, and apparently people aren't angeling much these days, so I won't be participating in newbie-friendly swaps or hosting any.

See info at the bottom of my profile for outgoing WISHLISTS and TAGS.

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! My favorite things to knit are one-skein shawls or socks from tonal solids, and I love lace and texture.

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.

Since joining Swap-bot, I discovered that I like making mini flip books, and I make tons of handmade envies.

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 participate in tea swaps now and again. I like black tea, herbal (mint, lavender, lemongrass), berry, citrus, and hibiscus, don't like green tea as much though I just found one with lemongrass that I like, and do not like Earl Grey. But I love Lady Grey!

Favorite Books

CURRENT: The Cuban Affair. My book tastes lately have run to readable non-fiction, and I especially like explorations of science, culture, or religion (e.g., Neil DeGrasse Tyson, or 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

At this point, I'm good on the small bits of scrap paper. I haven't been using them, and I generate them myself!

Teas with spices, vanilla, or caramel (except chai)

Religious messaging

Kids stuff (Kawaii OK; Disney, I'll pass on it thanks)

Teacher reward stickers


Brown / tan / beige / khaki / taupe

Platitudes and planner-related text

Pastels exclusively

Holiday imagery

Wish List

Lately I've joined a few Profile-Based swaps, so here are some ideas!

  • Knitting: sock weight yarn in as much % wool as possible, kettle-dyed or tonal (though I appreciate a good speckle, neon is fine!). I use this type of yarn for socks and shawls.

  • Kitchen: I love swedish dishcloths, and I've noticed on Amazon that some people comment that some are made in Sweden and others in China. I'm not sure I care, but FYI. I love nautical, mid century modern, and sheep / wool / knitting themes.

  • Kawaii: I put a bunch of stationery and washi ideas in my Etsy favorites, listed above.

  • Postalettes / fold-and-mail letters: I love vintage, boygirlparty (or similar), retro/mod, kawaii.

Tracking wishlists and tags


CPG April (pending)

A Wish Granted USA April (pending)


@PurpleEars Take Ten Tag (pending)

@RooBaRoo Draw me a ... tag (pending)

@QueenSmiley2530 CPG Who likes... Tag (sent)

@HaoHaoHao Themed washi tag (sent)

@OrigamiGrace Swap Tag US - Rated Swappers Only! (sent)

@PurpleEars Tag Through The Alphabet (sent)

@Mye Tag me...... but i send to you! (sent)


draco rated for countries of the world mini-zine-"i" on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: will re-rate if when received
draco rated for countries of the world mini-zine-"h" on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great zine
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #33 on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Aynora rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #15 on Jul 1, 2018
Shortkaike rated for HG: Let's Try Amigurumi! on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: My son loves this angler fish he takes it with him and likes to tell people about angler fish now.
Comment: very well made! I love the stamps too! I really like the flip book cause its just nice and not too bulky! hehe.. will post them on my ig soon! thank you!! also like the octopus xoxo Nadi
noeldtroll rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #105 on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute flipbook. I 100% related to your letter about the seas as well, right down to the beer/cocktail at the end of the day. :) xoxo
ToujoursMoi rated for Write On: Letter swap #1 Int'l on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter, too
Comment: You put so many cute mailing items in the pockets ~ thank you very much!! I love anything to do with mailing. :o)
ladydy5 rated for MAE - Summer Envies on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Just got these wonderful envies from you and love the size. Thanks
LisaWithAKiss rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #93 on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: So sorry I didn't realise I had not rated you for this swap yet! I loved reading about your day and the card you send me was great! Thank you so much!
diamondpainter rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #101 on May 29, 2018
Gaucha rated for countries of the world mini-zine-"e" on May 29, 2018
Comment: I loved your creative, informative and fun mini zine about Ethiopia, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the zine! I really enjoy your style in making these!
draco rated for countries of the world mini-zine-"e" on May 28, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great zine
Comment: Thank you for the gift! The note was so cute and I do love the stickers you shared, thank u! You’re a great swapper!
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #100 on May 23, 2018
Comment: I'm coming to spend a weekend with you - yours was much more exciting than mine! 😉Have a great Memorial Day!
Comment: thank you for the great zine
draco rated for countries of the world mini-zine-"d" on May 20, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great zine

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zurdoswifey on Jun 14, 2018:

Thanks for the tea and journal cards from my May wishes in AWG

Have a fantastic day =)

craftyone on May 31, 2018:

Mail happiness! I love everything you sent for my May wishes AWG. Appreciate it all. Thanks for your kindness.

orneryswife on May 29, 2018:

Thank you for the tape samples.

OrigamiGrace on May 13, 2018:


HaoHaoHao on May 4, 2018:

Thank you for the unicorn washi for the Themed Washi tag. ☺️

Mye on May 2, 2018:

Thank you for what you've sent me for "Tag me...... but i send to you!" tag!!! Love all of them ♥

OrigamiGrace on Apr 26, 2018:

Thank you for the pcs from Swap Tag US Rated Swappers - love them, especially the studio ghibli one!!

Marryth on Apr 25, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pretty papers and fantastic galaxy washi tapes towards my CPG April wishes! I'm looking forward to getting a chance to use the papers, and I almost don't want to use the washi tape - I love it! ♥

adrianaclara on Apr 25, 2018:

Adorable envie and contents for my March wishes at CPG! Thank you so much! <3 <3

bluehairedmary on Apr 23, 2018:

Thanks so much for the vintage fabric pieces and vintage postage! I love the decorated envie too! Very happy mail!

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