Swap-bot Time: March 27, 2017 9:25 am


Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: March 27, 2017
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
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updated Feb 2017


My name is Jacki and happy to swap with you! Here are a few things about me:

  • live in Michigan
  • work in education
  • lifelong learner
  • love autumn and Thanksgiving – favorite time of year
  • reader, especially mysteries
  • introvert – need some time spent in silence every day for my sanity
  • value diversity, tolerance, equality, and justice for all
  • love animals and those who love them


I enjoy making decorated envies and putting together little packages and RAKs. I’m not super crafty, but will try paper crafts now and then. I do love to sew/quilt and make things like pillowcases, place mats, table runners, quilts, bags - no clothing.

If you are interested in a private swap for handmade items, message me anytime. Would love to sew something for you for something you make in your craft of choice.


  • Leafy things - anything in leaf theme or made from leaves, all colors not just autumn. I do not care for realistic images/photos of leaves.

  • Cute bicycle themed items, bikes with flowers, etc.

  • A sample of your handmade art/craft -- anything knit, crochet, embroidery, tatting, sewing, quilting, paint, watercolor, drawing, zentangle, felt, pottery, clay, beaded, wood, glass, etc.

  • Tea (sealed). Black is my favorite but I also drink green, matcha, and spiced. My current daily go-to is Numi English Breakfast Blend. Do not care for herbal or rooibos. Would love you forever if you sent me Qualitea Earl Grey (Sri Lanka) or Keisarin Morsian (Finland).

  • Small sweet treats, milk chocolate with something crunchy, kitkats, (I know it's good for you but the only dark chocolate I enjoy is hot cocoa)

  • Envelopes (that I can use) made of paper with interesting texture or made of vellum, translucent, crinkly, or onion skin paper

  • Letter from you with no obligation to write back - write about what you love or what interests you, no topic off-limits (even politics/religion). Challenge - send in a decorated envelope with different textures!

  • Any little unique item - love supporting independent or local shops

  • Bookmarks

  • Bags in all shapes and sizes - tote bags, small bags, pouches, etc. Not a fan of those with store names/logos on them. Love handmade!

  • Lidded boxes and containers in all sizes or materials except plastic

  • Soft ankle socks or fuzzy no-slip socks

  • Crocheted dish clothes

  • Die cuts (I have no device to make them myself)

  • Sewing notions that you use and recommend, including sewing machine needles (Schmetz size 90/14)

  • Fat quarters of premium quilt-shop quality 100% cotton fabric (no Joanne Fabrics, Walmart, or other discount fabrics - although Hobby Lobby is ok). See my Etsy fabric list for ideas of my style.

  • Non-touristy items from anywhere outside of US - things with writing in language other than English - things from middle eastern countries especially welcome. No plastic souvenirs.

  • Candles or wax melts (fav scents: jasmine, lilac, cinnamon, sandlewood, earthy, clean, lemon)

  • Your recipes for tried-and-true organic, natural, homemade cleaning products or beauty products - stuff you know works

  • Surprises

Dislikes include items that are baby, childish, Disney, fantasy, mythical, celebrities, fandom, fashion, sports, memo sheets, dollar store items, touristy items, cheap beauty products, random scraps of paper. I do not collect post cards, ATCs, used postage, etc. I am religion-friendly but I'm not Christian and do not use things that are Christmas, Easter, religious iconography including angels, goddesses, pagan, tarot cards, etc. Please do not send traveling items like friendship books, slams, etc – I have no clue.


Most swappers are good people and here for the right reasons. I will not look for reasons to down-rate you and I can be very understanding when things do not go as planned. I presume positive intent and give the benefit of doubt whenever possible. If you mess up on a swap, message me - chances are it will be fine. If I mess up, I’ll do everything I can to fix it to your satisfaction.

"Be kinder than necessary." JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan



Comment: What a truly wonderful package. The stationery is perfection: elegant, beautiful and of quality. I've already used one of the note cards! And the panel, oh my, how lovely! That may end up being a keeper rather than one to use! Thanks SO much.
Response: I'm so happy that you like everything - it was really fun to put it together.
Comment: Ahhh - thank you so much for the lovely soap! And the cupcake stickers! and everything! I love it all.
Response: You're very welcome!
CoffeePotPeople rated for The Ides of Trump on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the PC, with your thoughts. I wholeheartedly agree!
Response: <3
shinyserra rated for #kindnesscounts ~ 1 on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much!!! I loved your lovely note and all of the great goodies. It definitely made me smile :)
Response: I can't believe you got it already - I mailed it around 5pm on Sat! So glad you like it! Have a great week :)
mags142 rated for Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Hey Jacki, I loved the envelopes, I cant wait to use them!
Response: Great! Enjoy :)
astrodogg rated for Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the handmade envelopes! I love all the designs! I will definitely be using all of them! Thanks for the extra!
Response: So glad you like them :)
Kdguard rated for Crazy Fun Sock Swap on Feb 16, 2017
Comment: Love them, now the hard part not having my daughter steal them
Response: Hooray! Hope they keep your toesies warm :)
pkpeace rated for Valentine "No Sweets" Treat Swap on Feb 13, 2017
Comment: Jacki! That was a nice surprise! I love the gorgeous notebook and watercolor pouch! I will use it for my fountain pens and cartridges! Also, the magnet... that's a favorite company! Thank you so much for all of the beautifully wrapped gifts and such a sweet card.I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity! xo
Response: So glad you like it, sweet friend. I loved the colors on the notebook and the pouch -- lifted my mood on a cold day. It's always a joy swapping with you! <3
Comment: Great bag & awesome surprises inside, THANK YOU!
Response: So glad you like it all! :)
Babsmomof5 rated for Happy Happy Birthday! on Jan 21, 2017
Comment: Oh, Jacki, thank you so much for swapping with me! It was so cool to have actual gifts to open this year! I've sent you a pm too ;-) love, love, love it!
Response: So happy you like it! Such a fun swap - let's do it again next year. :)
tamtamlee rated for Six Week Snail Mail #14 on Nov 22, 2016
Response: Thanks for rating
bgailk rated for CQ USA THANKSGIVING CARD on Nov 15, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the card & absolutely LOVE the bookmark!
Response: Yay! You are very welcome!
Fabriqueen rated for 1 & 10 ... again... on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I will definitely use it all. Hugs, Diane
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you'll be able to use it all :)
ShireSeamstress rated for Thanksgiving Card~1 partner on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your card and note 😊 I agree - PA is beautiful in the fall 🍁🍂
Response: You're welcome!
lady41701 rated for Autumn Happy Mail on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: Such an amazing LARGE assortment. Every thing was great and I love love love the leaf window Die cuts!!!! Thank you ever so much for the great swap. :D
Response: You are so very welcome!
Comment: Thank you so very much for a great swap! The crystals were a delightful surprise. Again, THANK YOU!
Response: You are so welcome - so glad you liked it!
shinyserra rated for All About Me #12 on Nov 3, 2016
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I enjoyed reading you answers!
Response: Thanks much!
Missir rated for 1 & 10 ... again... on Nov 1, 2016
Comment: I feel like I should have a lot of addresses memorized! I'm trying really hard to remember people's real names, too.
Response: Haha, me too! :) <3
Ryleighsmom rated for Fall Note Card Swap USA on Oct 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Love the card you used!
Response: :)
Comment: Oh, Jacki, what an incredibly beautiful bag....I'm just stunned, seriously! And then after much, much admiring, I open it to find all the fantastic goodies inside...you really put so much love I to this, and you have no idea just how much I needed this at exactly this time. Thank you so very much for this wonderful gift! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Hooray!! I'm so happy that you like your treat bag! I had fun putting it together for you. Happy Halloween :)

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tcornell on Mar 20, 2017:

Jacki, thank you so much for the beautiful card and even more beautiful message inside of it. Your thoughtfulness is so touching. Thank you for being the wonderful person that you are! Hugs, Tracy

scrappermama on Mar 7, 2017:

Jacki! Thank you so much for my unbirthday gifties! Oooh! Distress crayons! Can't wait to play! Tim Holtz anything makes for a great gift, not to mention those little yummy watch parts!! Eeeeee he! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

angelgram on Mar 7, 2017:



UN BIRTHDAY GIRL SO HAPPY TO HAVE J~C SEWN BAG love the "TYPE/TYPE " and the tiny one too with the "WIND ROSE SEAL & WAX " inlcuding history book! I will "ADHEAR" with the craft supply item and so many other inspiring ways! Love the MAP paper and will use in a project. This handcrafted Butterfly folder and paper set is another first you made and gave me your first made so it made me have tears of JOY Everything is literally "LETTER PERFECT" THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



ChrisAnne on Mar 3, 2017:

Jacki, Thank you for the sweet happy mail and stamps. You brought a smile to a dreary day!

pkpeace on Mar 2, 2017:

I happened to be on the phone with Cindi when your package arrived at her door. We stayed on the phone as she opened it and she just cried. And cried. She is so touched by the kindness of people in general but our SB community has truly touched her life and spirit. I teased her saying that she is now an owner of one of Jacki's coveted drawstring bags! She's using it for her "dry mouth" essentials. Jacki, my life is extra blessed by your presence in it. Not because you can sew, either! But because you are just so genuinely kind and thoughtful. Thank you so much, I am so appreciative. Hugs, Patty

HannahEnilk on Feb 28, 2017:

Hi Jacki! Thank you for your happy note RAK! We have had some unusually warm weather here as well. Today we are actually under a tornado watch, and another county in IL has a tornado on the ground. =/
I have not used a Roomba, but I smiled to think of DJ Roomba on Parks & Rec. A friend of mine has one and LOVES it for getting all the pet hair out of the carpet.
Did not expect the postage! Thank you for the gift. Hope you have a wonderful week!

isamanthax on Feb 24, 2017:

Got your little RAK today! Wow! Thank you so much, esp. for that lil goodie! :)

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Wanda on Feb 6, 2017:

Jacki, the wonderful Between Friends book arrived today. Thank you SO much! I love not only the projects, which I expected, but the extra ideas and other fun things in the book, too. 💖😄💖

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