Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2018 1:54 pm


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

Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY: I HAVE MOVED! I have changed my address to my new permanent address. Please be patient and do message me if you think I should have received something and you haven’t been rated. I’ve dramatically reduced my swap participation during this period to try to reduce problems. I'm also traveling again so I will rate as soon as I'm back.

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


SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Aug 2017 on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ I got the resend!
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful page! It was great to get to know you through your writing, and I can't help but wonder what you do that lets you be able to travel all the time. That sounds like a dream to me!
Comment: Thank you! I love this swap!
brooklynbunch rated for only 90's song lyrics journal on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the swaps. I always like to see which songs are chosen. I did see the Spin Doctors in concert last year, and was set to see Blues Traveler until the singer got sick and cancelled.
Response: Wow that is so fun! It was a great trip down memory lane. I did pick some slightly more obscure ones... I saw Blues Traveler in 1994!
Magali rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Nov 2017) on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for your great lion card! I've never been on a safari and I've only ever been to North Africa, so that probably doesn't really count as Africa :)
Comment: Hello! Thanks so much for joining the swap! It was nice to "meet" you. :) My goodness, you are well traveled aren't you! I'm a bit jealous - I've wanted to travel and live overseas, but it hasn't worked out yet. Guess I'm still "on tour" in the US! haha Hope you decide to give this another try. :) Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the cute piece!!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely trimmings! And the pretty envie too!
Comment: thank you!!
BusyB rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail NOV, 2017: USA on Nov 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute goodies! Love the tiger stamp on mailing envelope! :)
happyhaggis123 rated for QUICK craft paper swap #96 on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much, love the papers you selected.
Comment: Thank you for the note card and the shiny bits. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Thanks for the goodies.
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.

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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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