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Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: May 28, 2017
Birthday: September 18, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

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.”

~ NEW BABY Born in January 2016!!! Nickname: Squid. Lover of music.

~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

Last year, I took a break from Swapbot, but now I'm back.

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.


~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.

Please don't send paper ephemera or sequins as extras. I don't use them. They just clutter up my house. I won't give you a heart for them.


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 collect lapel pins.

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.


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!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome "L"! I love how it kind of floats in the design and how you made it the borders for the other patterns,
Arabella rated for ATC With String on May 15, 2017
Comment: Cute! Thank you!
Jsereg001 rated for Speedy Found Image ATC's 2017 - #3 on May 14, 2017
Comment: Love the peacock ATCs!!! Thanks!
Jjean rated for SUSA - Anything Goes Envelope on May 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun "envie"....I will color the little card and WOW, thank you for the little fabric........ :)
Ac2052 rated for ATC' made with basic shapes on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: Super cute! Thank you!!
redyellownow rated for Speedy Found Image ATCs 2017-#1 on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Pretty ATCs, thanks! Greeting cards, what a great idea :-)
Response: They were so pretty when I got them that I cut them for atcs and was going to use them for .... something. The found image swap was just perfect!
Comment: Great turtle cards ... thanks a mil
geekgirl1001000 rated for USATC: Cat Themed ATC Swap on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: thanks for 2 great ATCs!
Jennifer2004 rated for ATC - Labyrinth on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you, love it! :)
luvbird rated for **Swappin USA ~ Egg ATC** on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Laura, thank you for the cute ATC cards...the wax resist egg is really neat.
tigerlilly0709 rated for CUPCAKE ATC *USA ONLY on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Its lovely!! thank you very much!
SamiE rated for QUICK ATC swap #236 on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Love the little girl ATC. Thanks ans thanks for the extras.
SheWolf rated for Unusual ATC #1: Nail Polish -USA- on Apr 3, 2017
Comment: I love your nail polish Koi fish ATC! Thank You!
hushpadwitch rated for Harry Potter Theme ATC on Mar 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra ATC!
KarenLaneWV rated for Atc Challenge #8 on Mar 27, 2017
sweepinguptheashes rated for ATC - Alice in Wonderland on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks Laura! It's sooooo cute! ❤️
RiverTopanga rated for ATC 2017 #11: Fruit -USA- on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Hi! I got the fruit ATC today! Did you draw that adorable gecko? I LOVE geckos! When I lived in Okinawa, the would eat the roaches... Great little lizards to have around, trust me! Thank you so much!!! The little crochet butterfly is really cute too.... Such talent! Thank you!
Response: I did draw the Gecko! His name is El Geckito and he's my personal cartoon character. He doesn't really understand gardening. http://fav.me/d5qhq3a
pactodeficcion rated for RCAS ~ Nintendo ~ HD/HP on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Wooooow, thanks a lot! Your ATCs are so beautiful, and thanks a lot for sending one extra! I'm so happy :D Thank you!
user4532 rated for ATC 2017 #9: Patterns -USA- on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: So cool! Thank you! I love how u chose a red pen and pretty designs for the ATC. And the marbling is interesting (want to try it sometime). ⭐️

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susieq11 on May 15, 2017:

Thank you for thinking of me this month for AATW! I appreciate the card and stickers!! : )

CajunLady on May 11, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome Combadge ATC from AWGUSA!!

Lonestarchild on May 10, 2017:

Thank you for a fun b&w wish on the AWG group for May!

Babsmomof5 on May 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful stamped images for my fairytale journal! I just love these and know I'll be able to use them all in my journal!

Margothecat on May 5, 2017:

Thank you for the stamped images for my May wishlist on AATW!

HollyHox on Feb 6, 2011:

Hoorah, so glad you like it =D

AynE on Jan 17, 2011:

Thank you for the tea and recipe. I am having a cuppa right now but will have to wait to make the cake until the weekend...I will let you know how it turned out.

merlainne on Jan 4, 2011:

Thank you so much for your note and the tea. I used to love Mercedes Lackey, I'll look for her new book. Letterboxing is definitely on my list, maybe the website you suggested will help me choose an easy first attempt. Happy 2011!

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Crafting Queens group~

MommyKnows on Dec 17, 2010:

How very sweet and thoughtful of you to send a thank you note and swatch of fabric for something you've received in the forum! Awww!

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