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heathka81

heathka81
Date Joined: August 25, 2021
Last Online: June 19, 2024
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a married mama to a pretty cool 10 year old and a 1 1/2 year old. I worked for a pickle factory until August, 2022, and have since become a stay-at-home-mama. I crochet a lot in my free time, and have pen pals I write to regularly. Occasionally I'll participate in Postcrossing, and have a postcard book to hopefully inspire the kids to travel.

We live in a secluded wooded area on 5 1/3 acres, and have been here almost two years. Have enjoyed some raised garden beds with lots of herbs, marigolds, tomatoes, peppers, and other veggies.

I tend to watch and listen to a lot of paranormal shows and podcasts...if you have a favorite, let me know. My favorites are The Dead Files and Ghost Hunters, and Darkness Prevails. I recently got my husband hooked on the Outlander series from Stars...the series based off Diana Gabaldon's book series. And I'm super excited for the next book to be released, as I've been reading the series since 2005. Dragonfly in Amber is still my favorite book of hers. Gilmore Girls is also a TV series my daughter and I rewatch often.

I also really love pit bulls... I shared life with one for 11 years. She passed in April, 2021, and I still miss her horribly. We just adopted a 3 year old male pit bull...and I’ve never met a sweeter boy in my life, he does such a great job around the kids...and if I can't find him in the living room, he's usually found in my 9 yr old's bed or in mine.

When crocheting, I tend towards the unexpected house decoration type pieces. However, the quirkier it is, the better. My favorite thing to make are F Bombs.

Major coffee drinker, especially Bustelo... please don't send tea, it won't be used quickly unless it's for an art project and I need to dye some of my cotton thread.

I do have a collection of journals I’m trying to use up, so anything journal related or inspired to use is always fun to receive. I also do have a small collection of Funko Pop figurines.

I tend to love Fall and Spring equally, as I get to enjoy the drastic change from winter to spring with all the pretty shades of green and the start of flowers and Thunderstorms! I love fall for similar reasons...the change of color in the leaves, cooler weather for bon fires...however, I’m not a fan of pumpkin spice anything!!! I'm currently trying to use up my pressed flowers, create ATCs, and just started reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy in my free time.

Dislikes/Allergies

Dislikes... most girly things, as I just don’t use things like makeup, glittery jewelry, Disney anything, etc. If I receive anything I’m not fond of, I will pass it along to another swapper or to a pen pal who would use it. No politics or religious anything, please. I tend toward pagan beliefs and do not force it onto others.

Allergies... I am allergic to most bath items, so please refrain from sending those items, unless it’s all naturally made from sustainable resources. I do make my own face wash and body scrubs from time to time, and would love to share those “recipes” if you’d be interested in sharing them.

Thanks in advance!

Favorite Books

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series

Ariana Franklin's Mistress of the Art of Death books

Dick Francis anything

The Secret Garden

The Red Tent

Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend by Christopher Moore

Collections

Funko POP figurines- my favorites I have are Doby, Coralline and the Other Mother, Annabelle, Jack Sparrow, Darrell from the Walking Dead

Journals and stationary

Crystals (especially amethyst, tiger's eye, and sapphires)

Decanters (especially foreign antique ones)

Old, antique cameras and photos

Skeleton Keys

Pens

Jack Skelington anything (I was gifted a traveling Yahtzee game of his head, and I love it!)

Decorative boxes (especially with maps on them)

Creepy Japanese/Chinese/Oriental dolls

I’d love to start up a bumper sticker collection again... I miss the ones I had on my Escape!

Favorite Movies

Philadelphia Story

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (the movie is waaaaaaaay better than the book...first and only time I’ve ever said this!)

Jungle Cruise

Rio Bravo

Coraline

Nightmare Before Christmas

Sleepy Hallow

*61

Last of the Dogmen

Absolute Anything Favorites...

I love dragonflies, gnomes, fox, red tailed hawks, raccoons, skunks, and anything ancestral related. I decorate a lot with found acorns, walnuts, pine cones, and other items found in our woodland paradise. And, yes, I'll clean bones found and use them in art projects, especially for wind-chimes or a random crochet piece...I'm one of those weirdos who live on the hedge and can be easily misunderstood, and that's okay. I've recently crocheted a pair of hands that I'll be attaching to a tree...we're tree huggers, to a point. It's mostly to make people smile at the randomness.

Frankendeck Haves

Diamonds: Ace through King

Clubs: Ace through 6, 10, Jack

Spades: Ace through King

Hearts: Ace through 6, Jack, Queen

Lots of odds and ends, and several decks to pull from for trading/swapping. I don't have a particular want or need for a specific backing, and am not picky either. As long as it falls within any/all swaps and their parameters, I'm happy. I just think it's so cool to see all the different types of decks out there! I do have a few jokers I can send along, and if I see you're looking for one or two, I'll pass them along.

Pagan tendencies...

I respect most religions...I just don't respect the person who forces their beliefs onto me. I'm always working on home protection and keeping the kids safe. Always walking barefoot whenever feasible living in Indiana and our ever changing crazy weather systems we get sometimes. I have an art space that also is occupied by my pagan books...I tend toward Celtic and Germanic beliefs and practices with being German/Irish decent, but constantly trying to learn and read from both and meshing the two together... Probably why Samhain is my favorite holiday and the original Grimm Brothers fairytales are my favorites... iykyk Pan is a favorite of mine in working with...which at times is hard since I have a hard time with lots of noise/music...so it's been an interesting journey with him. Otherwise I don't work with any deities.

Favorite Crafts

ATCs

Altered Playing cards

Crocheted things (table runners, dresser scarves, F-bombs, etc.)

3d Collage type things

Keeping a Low Profile

May 25, 2024 Monies are extra tight for the moment, so I'll be backing way off from swapping. However, electronic swaps will definitely be considered for the time being. I'm hoping to be able to do type 2 and 3 swaps again in the next month or so. However, if it's a swap I can't say no to, I'll make it happen for partners.

Ratings

Apelser rated for Lists Galore! on Jun 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your email with your list. I enjoyed reading it.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart. Happy swapping
Lisserz rated for Lists Galore! on Jun 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your lists. You've traveled quite a bit. If I did a "Places I've Visited" list it would be something like, Work, the grocery store, the bathroom, my best friend's house.
Response: Yeah... travels in my 20s...it was great, and I miss it, but at the same time I don't! 🤪 Thank you for the rating and heart. Happy swapping
Jangonz rated for RAK - Destash on Jun 6, 2024
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Comment: Have a great summer!
Response: You,l as well!!! Happy swapping
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ChewBecca0626 rated for Lists Galore! on May 29, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your lists! Definitely gave me inspiration to start working on mine!
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Comment: Thanks for resending, regards, Rich
Response: You're welcome. Happy swapping
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and for resending it! I appreciate it! I also loved the notecards you sent!
Response: You're very welcome
Lisserz rated for Happy Mail #6 on Mar 17, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. I like your doodles postcard.
Response: You're welcome. 🥰 Happy swapping
marclively rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards #2 on Mar 17, 2024
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Welcome
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Comment: Thank you! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I LOVE the nature items!
Response: You're very welcome! Somehow I ended up with two packages of tags and stickers of the nature themed pieces, so I thought I'd better share them! Glad you'll enjoy using them.
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: Pick 3 on Mar 10, 2024
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Comment: Hi Kim! Thanks so much for the sweet goodies you sent. Love the shamrock stix and those absolutely adorable squirrel tags!
Response: You're very welcome
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Comment: Thank you for the nice envelope.
Response: You're very welcome. Happy swapping
Vorkat rated for February Mini Diary on Mar 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for letting me see a snippet of your life. I liked the format of journaiing and may incorporate it into my personal journal. It was a fun swap.
Response: 👍. I liked the format, too. Happy swapping
amparolewis95 rated for Crafty Challenge ~ USA URCF on Mar 6, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the Index card, I love the stitching border! -Gracias
Response: You're very welcome. It was fun to make. Happy swapping
Irys rated for Happy Mail #7 on Mar 4, 2024
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Comment: thank you very much for your resend. I LOVE everything! Best wishes!
Response: You're very welcome! Happy swapping
NorthStar07 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #5 on Mar 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the resend 💕💌 you are so kind and sweet 💗 I will try this smoothie out 🍏 it must be yum! Take care and always be happy! And I want to send you a nice postcard!💌💕
Response: I'm very sorry. I did see that you were vegetarian from your profile, and completely forgot. I will definitely do a better job of making that note when participating in recipe swaps from here on out. May 14, 2024: you're very welcome! Enjoy
cynthiawhatever rated for PCS: Jokers Wild #9 on Mar 1, 2024
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marijke rated for International penpals 30 yrs and up on Feb 29, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your nice letter! I'll reply you soon!
Response: You're very welcome. I look forward to hearing back from you. 😃
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