Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2018 8:07 pm


Date Joined: October 25, 2008
Last Online: November 23, 2016
Birthday: June 9
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an educator and fiber/mixed media artist.

Favorite Crafts and Supplies

As a fiber artist, I'm into doing crochet, beading, dying( tie dye, batik, dye painting), and embroidery. Recently I got into art quilting and needle felting. I also like drawing with prismacolor colored pencils and ultra fine line permanent markers. And, I make ATCs. The picture on my profile is a burned out velvet scarf that I dyed.

My Favorite Craft Materials

Textured, "interesting" yarn, any amount, any fiber, for free-form crochet.

100% silk neckties from the thrift store

Vintage Fabrics,

Natural fiber fabrics and yarns,

Textured Fabrics ( brocade, upholstery fabric, velvet, etc.),

Interesting cotton and wool yarns and threads,

Old buttons,

Quirky and Unusual Ephemera,

Quirky and Unusual papers

wool felt

recycled and upcycled materials

My Wishlist and Collections


Metallic Shiva Artist Paintstiks

A leaf rubbing plate for the paintstiks

Things I Collect:

Maneki Neko ( Japanese Lucky Cats)

evil eye beads

Jerry Garcia ties - I occasionally find them in thrift stores

vintage silk scarves

small magic user figures

kinder egg toys

female super heroes

heart rocks


Lenticular Postcards

Kawaii lettersets and stickers.

Favorite colors

For clothing, I favor black, russets, burgundy, dark green, purple and teal.

To look at, I like bright happy colors; jewel tones; deep oranges, fuchsia, purples, dark green, teal,etc., in addition to the colors I prefer for clothing. I'm not much into pink. I also like muted woodland colors with mauve/soft purple.

random favorite things

colored glass

Celtic Knotwork



oak trees and acorns

dark chocolate










No Disney, please.

"Dream of the sun dreaming its worlds. Sing till the song throws out root, trunk, branches, birds, stars. Sing until the dream engenders the spring at which you may drink and recognize yourself and recover."

-Octavio Paz

Favorite Reads

Nellie: A Cat on Her Own by Natalie Babbitt

Tatterhood and Other Tales by Ethel Johnston

Robert D. San Souci

Uncle Wiggly

Picture books with witches, elves and fairies

Neil Gaiman

The Hunger Games

Mysteries by women authors.

Fantasy by women authors.

Vampire books by women authors.

Fiber arts books.

Nevada Barr

musical tastes

psychedelic rock, jam bands, bluegrass, folk, jazz, indie, old timey country

Some of my all time favorite bands and artists:

k.d.lang, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Railroad Earth, Neko Case, Scissor Sisters

Things I am NOT fond of



Dollar Stores. ( they make me feel sad about wasted resources and worried about toxic waste)

Disney.(unless you have a all expense paid trip to Disneyland to swap)

Pastel colors.

Please Consider This...

Give the gift of life!

Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor/ stem cell donor by joining the National Marrow Donor Program.

Donor Site for those in Europe

You could "Be the Match" and have the unique opportunity of saving someone's life.In case you're wondering, marrow and stem cell donation is done while you're alive. It's much simpler than giving someone a kidney.

This is an issue that is very close to home for me. My daughter received a peripheral stem cell transplant from a donor in the registry in July 2010. Her donor is in Germany!

Also, please consider being a blood and platelet donor at your local blood bank.


I've been flaked on.

Mary Poppins: circus in the sky animal pendant @yelaklleps

Full Moon ATC Swap @sammyclaire --- Angeled by @sugarskull

Celebrate Winter Solstice @ainewicca -swap host @scrapcat said she would angel and did not follow through.


Deluxx rated for Holiday Fun Matchbox Swap - Round 7 on Dec 23, 2014
Comment: Merry Christmas
Tamim15 rated for Fun & Easy Holiday Card Swap on Dec 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, stickers and festive sentiments. Happy holidays to you also!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card & warm wishes. Happy Holidays!
misscorbeau rated for Holy Crap that's small! on May 15, 2014
Comment: It arrived today! Thank u do much for resending; I really appreciate it!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
natasha838 rated for CPG Hot Soup Recipe - US Only on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: I just love your recipe cards! Thank you for the soup recipes. They all sound delicious!
georgiafae rated for Holy Trash Resurrected ATC on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: Wonderful crap-love it The notecard is very interesting also-I love fairy tales! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Nice job! I do believe the sci-fi zentangle is my favorite. What a great idea!
snout rated for JAN: Prompt Me with a Postcard! on Jan 31, 2014
Comment: Fun prompt ideas (and good variety, I ALWAYS appreciate that), thanks!
soyprincesa2 rated for JAN: Prompt Me with a Postcard! on Jan 19, 2014
Comment: That was cool. Thanks so much!!!
YooperHill rated for JAN: Prompt Me with a Postcard! on Jan 18, 2014
Comment: Good ideas! Thank you.
ArtTeachToBe rated for Winter Solstice Card Swap on Dec 16, 2013
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful card!! Bless you and yours.
HoosierRain rated for Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 15, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the card!!
loricritt rated for Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 8, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas Card. Merry Christmas!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 4, 2013
Comment: Hi. Thank you for the lovely Christmas card, x, KiT
mummsie rated for Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 2, 2013
Comment: Thats just how I picture a "real" snowman!
KarlaKC rated for Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 2, 2013
Comment: Thank you, Mindy, for the pretty card. Have a Merry Christmas!

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bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

elluzki on Feb 12, 2014:

Thanks for all the goodies for the random grabbie tag!!

TeaNi on Feb 1, 2014:

thanks very much

for granting a CPSTF group January wish for me with the yummy teas and pretty stickers! :)

bonbon on Jan 15, 2014:

Thanks for the birthday card and red envelopes from my CPG Jan wishlist!-It was nice of you to send to me.

choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

BusyB on May 17, 2013:

I sent the Holy Crap That's Small swap a week ago tomorrow and since you live in the same state it should arrived by now. I will be putting up photos of my recent sent swaps today. :)

Aumonae on May 11, 2013:

for your lovely comment!

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