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Last Online: April 8, 2019
Birthday: March 20
Country: Canada

Things You Should Know

I live in rural Canada where the mail is often slow. I'm patient about it as long as there is good communication, and I hope that swap partners will extend me the same courtesy.

If something I send you doesn't show up, please let me know so that I can try to fix the situation.

About Me

I like to read, write, cook (and bake, which helps keep my sweet tooth happy), listen to music or CBC radio, hike, swim, cross-country ski, and do various craft projects - knitting has been my main craft for a number of years now, but I also enjoy working with interesting paper, fibres, and fabric scraps sometimes. I consider myself very lucky to live where I can spend a lot of time outdoors. I'm not too fond of things either overly cute (e.g. real kittens are nice but Hello Kitty is overly cute) or overly dark/gothic, but I seek out the beautiful or quirky.

I support organic and fair trade when possible, and in general I value quality over quantity.


I'm allergic to scallops and green bell peppers, although I can't imagine why that would be an issue on this site. Also, many types of scented items (e.g. candles and lotions) can trigger migraines for me, so I prefer to avoid scented things unless they're made with essential oils.

Favorite Music

To listen to: Older rock and country, alt-country, blues, bluegrass, classical, folk, Celtic, zydeco... pretty much anything except for rap and pop.

To play: Intermediate-level flute music. I played through high school and was in a community band during university, but I'm definitely not an expert. I'd love to learn other instruments someday and have been looking for a good instructional book for beginner harmonica (any recommendations?) because I like the idea of having music I can carry in my pocket.

Favorite Books

I read a lot, and I'll read almost anything except self-help and romance, but lately I've been reading nonfiction (science, history, and travel) and fantasy (especially humorous fantasy like Terry Pratchett). I'm always looking for interesting short stories, because they're easy to read between other things - if I read a novel, I run the risk of getting sucked into it and being late.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, spinning (with a drop spindle), card making (and other papercrafts), chip carving, origami.

Favourite Colours

At the moment, blue, green, chocolate brown, and black. In general, I like dark or rich colours and neutrals but am not so fond of neons, pastels, or most shades of pink.

Some Things I Like

  • Natural fibre yarn (or mostly-natural blends, e.g. sock yarn with 25% nylon for durability).

  • Knitting needles and notions.

  • Wood, metal, glass, bone, or shell buttons.

  • A pretty shawl pin.

  • Paper with interesting patterns or textures, and origami paper (I have quite a bit of paper right now, though).

  • Fabric in colours I like. I'm especially fond of batiks lately.

  • Natural soap or lip balm.

  • Tasty treats (candy, snacks, chocolate - I love dark chocolate especially, but if you're sending it in the summer please be sure to wrap it well).

  • Tea (I like most kinds, but am not such a fan of fruit flavours unless they're citrus).

  • Quality stationery and notecards (as long as they're not cutesy).

  • Handmade magnets.

  • Hair clips or pins that are not too childish.

  • Oak, dandelion, or sailboat-themed items.

  • Fun pens (gel pens, fountain pens, etc.).

  • ATC blanks and individual plastic sleeves (I can't seem to find the sleeves around here since the store where I was buying them closed).

Some Things I Don't Like

... or Can't Use.

  • Things I'm allergic to.

  • Makeup.

  • Bath salts or other bath items (except for soap; we don't have a bathtub).

  • Earrings (I don't have pierced ears).

  • Kawaii or Disney items.

  • Religious items.

Tags (so I can keep track)

To be mailed: Nothing right now.

I am waiting for: Nothing I'm actually expecting to get anymore.

I've been flaked on by: - katie143 (Something... tag, 5/27/08, she's now fully suspended) - Libbybear (Box of Devon fudge, Tag You're It!, 5/24/08; profile surprise, Swap Tag!, 6/3/08) - teardrop (Something to eat, Something... tag, 6/5/08) - Sharila (a tea assortment and a profile surprise, Pick Two, 3/28/09) - oceankat (a profile surprise, Crafty Pay it Back, 5/26/09) -swtbrandy (a profile goodie, Who likes... tag, 8/23/09)

I've been angeled by: - cerwinrhiannon (Thank you so much!)


MistyPup50 rated for Fill 'er up, Canada! on Jul 9, 2010
Comment: I loved your envelope. What a great idea for using up old calenders. I can use the beads and the papers. Thank you for taking the time to make my swap profile based.
Response: You're welcome!
kayleena rated for Fill 'er up, Canada! on Jul 6, 2010
Comment: very nice thank you so much
Response: You're welcome!
TerryF rated for Fill 'er up, Canada! on Jul 6, 2010
Comment: Love the blue and black koi fish fabric - thx dear! Hugs, Terry (Will check out the book you recommended - thx.)
Response: You're welcome, Terry!
pennyblack rated for Fill 'er up, Canada! on Jul 5, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard Nicole - it made me want to be on a beach right now (o:
Response: You're welcome!
lindyleel rated for Zentangles for Beginners ATC on Mar 4, 2010
Comment: Very nice card. Thank you.
Response: You're very welcome!
daydreamer2 rated for Zentangle ATC: Free Color on Feb 8, 2010
Comment: I love how you did the Zentangle.Well done. And thank you for the extras.The postage stamps are amazing.Very nice hand made envelope. Happy swapping.
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Very nice Zentangle, I like it. Thanks for the little extras (espacially the bread tags, it's appreciated). =D
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the great zentangle ATC, and I love the envelope (and what you used to make it ~ gave me a good idea!!!) Thanks again, and have a great holiday season ~~
Response: You're welcome, and I hope you have a great holiday season too!
Comment: Great job! Thanks!!
Response: You're welcome!
Kokopelli rated for Oct Senders Choice ATCs - Global on Nov 10, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATCs. I really like the zentangle one...I do not have one like that. They are both great additions to my collection! Thank you, too, for the Kokopelli image! Belinda
Response: You're welcome - I'm glad you like them!
bc7ate9 rated for Autumn Leaves ATC on Nov 9, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the ATC! I love the envelope!
Response: You're welcome!
denisecouser rated for Lady Bug ATC on Nov 1, 2009
Comment: thank you for the cute atc. i love ladybugs. the paper you sent was very nice. have a great day. loved the handmade envelope too.
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked the swap.
roostercraz rated for Who Loves Zentangle ATC's? on Oct 26, 2009
Comment: Very creative, love them
Response: Thank you!
shiverphone rated for Who Loves Zentangle ATC's? on Oct 20, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the fun zentangles =) + their envelope was awesome, haha
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked the envelope.
barbaraSTL rated for Elements ATC #2: Water (Make-up) on Oct 10, 2009
Comment: Nicole - thank you for the beautiful water ATC. It is so wonderfully done - it took my breath away. I appreciate you taking the time to share your talent with me.
Response: You're welcome, and thank you for hosting the swap!
jensquil rated for Elements ATC #3: Wind on Sep 29, 2009
Comment: wow! awesome atc!! It must have taken some time to make it! I love it!! thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
sillyhoffmann rated for Elements ATC #1: Fire on Aug 24, 2009
Comment: The amount of work you put into this card is fantastic! Thank you for sending me such a gift. I love candles, and burn a huge amount of them in the winter months. They become my substitute for the sun. What a treasure! Silly
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you very much for nice stamps, I like them all! :)
Response: You're welcome!
EmilyElisabeth rated for Doodle Postcard #10 on Aug 14, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the pretty doodle!
Response: You're welcome!
hildevb rated for Flower ATC on Aug 10, 2009
Comment: I yhink it was o lot of work putting that flower together! thanks i like it
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like it!

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RyeRye on Dec 19, 2010:

Merry Christmas~

ellie1200 on Dec 31, 2009:

Thank you so much for sending a Christmas card for my CP Dec Wishlist! Sorry it's a late thank you. My family and I took turns being sick this month, but it made your wish all the more appreciated!

VetTechMommy on Dec 1, 2009:

Thank-you so very much for the lovely postage stamps for my collection from my CPG Nov wishlist!

PhoenixLM on Oct 28, 2009:

Your very welcome

Swan on Oct 19, 2009:

Thank you very much for the nice Thank you/Note cards for my October wishlist on the Cheap Postage group!

Toupti on May 24, 2009:


IÒ€ℒm inviting you to check out my Matchbox swap for Canadians only. Please, feel free to join.

Happy swaps,


zigg13pra on Apr 13, 2009:

Thank you for the items for the Pick Two Tag! Love the rubberstamp and the cards are so cute!

Turtle17 on Apr 13, 2009:

Thank you so much for the great Michael Miller FQ and unmounted stamp. from the One on one traders group Pick two tag. Also thanks for sending the recipe. That was really nice, and sounds so good.

artsyjana on Sep 23, 2008:

Hey! Check out the new contest in the Canadian Swappers Group.

artsyjana on Aug 24, 2008:

Check out the Ephemera Swap on the Canadian Swappers group!

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