Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2017 1:45 pm


Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: July 21, 2017
Birthday: September 18, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

Most recent profile update: July 20, 2017

I’m a 33 year old college grad currently living in Central PA with my husband (Of 11 years on December 31, 2016!) and my recently retired Mother. My husband and I are Lifetime members of the Universal Gamers Guild - our motto: “Play Games, Have Fun.”

~ I have a 1 year old son! (Born in January 2016) His online handle is Squid. He helps me get the mail every day. He loves reading, playing with toy cars and getting into everything.

~I worked at the circulation desk of the local public library. We moved, and now I’m a domestic engineer. I loved providing Reader’s Advisory - suggesting the next book someone should check out.

~I don’t like cooking, but I do occasionally like baking. I do, however, like to read cookbooks.

current events

Our house theme for 2017 is Food, Fun and Friends.

My major hobby at the moment is the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup at Ravelry - tons of my time goes to crocheting, knitting and spinning! I have also recently taken up needle tatting.

Summer is county fair season! I'm entering arts, crafts and baked goods in three fairs this year - one in the end of July, one in mid-August and one in early October.


~I collect ATC's and lapel pins.

~My favorite book genres are Romance, Fantasy and cookbooks (although I don't really like to cook, I just like to browse the recipes). I adore rewritten and fractured fairy tales (Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms series is wonderful!). I have a Kindle but still love physical books. I also love audiobooks.

~My favorite colors are black and jewel tones - especially blue and green.

~I love mythical beasties - particularly dragons. I used to work in a zoo and am rather fond of most all critters, actually.

~I love playing games - board games, card games, RPGS, video games - any kind of games! If you're curious, our game collection is here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Kaypendragon

~I am a tea snob - I love tea, but am very particular about it. My favorite brands are Stash and Twinnings. I prefer the plainer black teas, like English Breakfast, and spiced teas. (Sadly, I've had to give up caffeine recently, so I'm learning to like decaf.) I also like herbal teas. I also love tea baked goods: scones, biscuits, buns and desserts - tea time is the only time I cook for.


There's not a lot that I don't like and most of the stuff I'm not fond of I can give to people around me who do like it (IE: I don't drink coffee but Hubby does).

But there are a couple of real dislikes: I don't do artificial sweeteners. No "sugar-free" anything. I can't even give it away.

In Teas, I don't like Lipton brand or Bigelow brand. I do not like roobios tea. Most anything else, I'll at least try. I'm not fond of most flavored black teas but if you think it's really good, I'll try it.

I'm highly allergic to cigarette smoke. So, if you are or live with a smoker, drop me a note ahead of time.


I LOVE hand drawn Atc's. I don't make judgements on drawing skill so if you want to try out mini-sized drawing or painting, I'm the one to send it to!

Games - board games, card games, dice games.

We’re big game players in our household. Cards or game pieces or dice or mini games would decidedly be welcome here.

I have a DSI and a DS Lite which love hand crafted accessories or used games. We also have a WiiU and a PS2.

Tea icons - I'm particularly hunting for a tea cup or teapot stencil. Tea themed stamps are cool too.

Yarn! Mini skeins are lovely. Acrylic goes to making baby hats and blankets for a local hospital, so it's better if it's soft. Wool and bends become things for me. It's nice to know the fiber content, and the brand if it's commercial yarn.

I’m restarting my collection of felt food. I’d love a handmade treat.

I'd love some self adhesive return address labels. I'm always running out.

I recently got a Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine! Dies would be awesome, if you're destashing. Also, tips and tricks for using it!


Cgscdy rated for WIYM: Send 4 Swap -USA- on Jul 17, 2017
Germanbaby77 rated for C.I. ~ Let's make an ATC on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Wow! 2 for me! thank you so much!!! I love the colors and designs you choose. very peaceful! thanks!
qbee rated for Owl ATC on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: thank you, Debbie
annielou rated for ATC 2017# 27: Up-cycled -USA- on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Oh I love these ATCS and you made me 2!!! Awesome. Good work. Thank you!!
Comment: Love the ATC's they are AWESOME. Thank you, you are talented.
lizcruz rated for The BIG One -USA- on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much!! I love the knitting card that you sent, along with the goodies!
sillylily41 rated for Name your Cupcake on Jul 2, 2017
Comment: thank you loved it
Bargnoffle rated for ATC 2017# 25: Leaves -USA- on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for both ATCs!!
Comment: Ty for my parcel, it was beautifully decorated, I would give yo more hearts if I could, ty ty ty
raven rated for Tea for 2 atc swap on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Love your atc's!!! Thank you so much
Jsereg001 rated for Speedy Found Image ATC - 2017 #31 on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks!!
KYCrafter rated for Speedy Found Image ATC - 2017 #26 on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: These are cool images!! Thanks for the extra!!
Lexidh rated for QUICK ATC swap #241 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cat ATC! =)
shellybuckmeier rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies! I love your ATC! The owl is adorable too!
VioletFaye rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 14, 2017
Mammybarnes rated for ATC 2017 #23: Stamped -USA- on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: Great ATC's❤️
Heynowokay rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice swap!
tlemon4 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on May 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you
KatlynAva rated for ATC 2017 #20: Feathers -USA- on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the ATC! I haven't tried my hand at sewing on cards yet but it looks neat!

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ladydy5 on Jul 20, 2017:

Miss you in Artistically Incline group. Hope you can find a swap you would enjoy doing.

MiRdLHWY43 on Jul 12, 2017:

Thank you for the postcard (aatw) with book list, I will check these out as I'm always looking for something new to read!

auralily on Jul 11, 2017:

Thank you so, so much for the wonderful AWG birthday wish you granted! I absolutely love the scarf and can't wait until it gets below 90 degrees so that I can wear it. The card is lovely, too.

Babsmomof5 on Jul 9, 2017:

Thank you @kaypendragon for the Where's Waldo postcard!!!i didn't have this one, and you even gave me more things to find in an awesomely creative way!

CariahCreates on Jul 3, 2017:

Thank you for the June wishes from my AWG June wishlist!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you for the cute milk postcard. Now dont get sick off all the ice cream you are going to try.

Margothecat on Jun 29, 2017:

Thank you for the adorable snowman ATC for my June list in AWG. I LOVE it!!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 24, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card and the cute handmade llama paper clips for my June AATW wishlist. It was so nice of you to think of my during my birthday month.

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 23, 2017:

...very much!


anrtist on Jun 19, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely Peacock PC you sent me! I just got it in the mail today and it is already on the board above my Desk & computer! ;-)It is a very pretty & unusual one indeed!

I really like it and & I especially LOVE the promise that you are crocheting a peacock doily for me this summer!!!! YAY!!! I do not have one... I have had this on my profile so long in the hopes of this! YOU are an Angel to make this for me! I am quite sure i will have it framed!!!! ;-) THANK you so much and i so look forward to AUGUST wishes!!!LOL

THANK YOU & Blessings, cc

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