Swap-bot Time: January 28, 2021 3:57 am


Date Joined: September 18, 2009
Last Online: July 21, 2018
Birthday: January 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 12/11/17

I'm a mom of two, who works part time. I love my husband and do my best to enjoy my family and our time together. I'm practical by nature. I consider myself a homebody. I take my time sending out swaps in order to make every effort to send a great swap every time. I do my best to acknowledge swaps and wishes. Please let me know if I missed something. I will make it right.

Things I use everyday

I am drawn to functional and handmade items- cotton dishcloths, small unique or handmade art.

Other miscellaneous items that would be used and enjoyed in my life include: baking or cooking items/tools, cotton dishtowels, homemade or unique local grocery/shopping bags, woven and weaving related items, unusual or vintage buttons, natural fiber yarns (wool, cotton, hemp...), garlic and garlic themed items, homemade soap, dark chocolate, locally available food or other items.

I like mini spatulas, cotton dish towels or napkins,vintage linens and hankies, small wooden spoons or knives, fine point colored markers for writing on my calendar, vintage or vintage looking gardening postcards, herb related items, mini cards in Christmas or everyday theme.

I've recently started a collection of Styrofoam heads and mannequins/parts.I'd do private swap for that type of item.

My family members like tea: oolong, jasmine, sleepytime, green, raspberry, hibiscus and combinations of those...


Show Me Yours...

  • small pieces of handmade art for the kitchen, bathroom or elsewhere in the house.
  • interesting/handmade envies
  • tried and true healthy recipes
  • favorite cooking/kitchen items
  • printmaking & stamp carving


What I Can Offer

  • small crocheted items-soap bag, facial scrubbies, dishcloths...
  • wedding themed cardstock
  • local reuseable shopping bags


Seasonal/Special Requests

paper ephemera in themes I like, I'm working on a large decoupage project

book/magazine pages in languages other than English

1-2 sheets of music

balsa plane or similar

Favorite Crafts

Weaving is my favorite activity. I have large and small looms and am finding anything goes. I wish I had more time to weave. I love everything about the process. I also do small crochet projects, practical items like hot pads, spa cloths and dishcloths. I like to felt the hot pads. I've experimented with dyeing wool & cotton yarns. Cooking is enjoyable family time for us.

Favorite Colors

deep rich colors-eggplant, indigo, burgundy, browns, other neutrals

Favorite Books

I'd love to collect used copies of the MURDEROUS MATHS series. I would do a private swap if you could help out with this quest.

Any book for the kids. My son loves math & logic books. My daughter is collecting & reading the old Nancy Drew series- any of those would be loved. Some of their fiction and non-fiction preferences are on my Amazon & PBS wishlists.

Thrift Store Treasures

When thrifting I look for these type of items

  • unique or original art for the kitchen, esp. garlic, herb or veggie themed
  • unique or original art for the bathroom - any theme mermaid or rain would be great
  • love spoons or silimiar, I found one but it broke after falling off the wall :(
  • other small wooden spoons or other small wooden items
  • tiny glass bottles
  • kitchen labels- from the kitchen of or plain
  • interesting kitchen tools- I recently found a tiny wisk with a heart inside
  • Ukrainian items- small vases, eggs, egg holders...
  • women's cotton hankies
  • men's hankies- cotton or silk, especially other than white
  • bow ties of any kind
  • linen towels or napkins
  • vintage or vintage looking gardening postcards
  • vintage photos of people gardening
  • comedy movies (nothing too cude) or chick flicks on DVD- 80's to present
  • DVDs of Weeds tv show- I have Seasons 1 & 5
  • natural fiber yarns- 100% cotton or wool/blend
  • new or old wooden Christmas ornaments
  • weaving books or art

Other Things I Like

  • surprises for other people on my profile
  • mini spatulas
  • skeleton keys
  • fractals
  • matryoshka
  • poppies
  • mini cards or tags
  • small wooden spoons
  • healthy recipes
  • tie clips/pins or cuff links
  • reusable shopping bag from your local area


Postcards/Note cards

I'm just getting into postcards. I prefer them sent blank. I'm collecting funny, odd or computer/math related ones to send to my soon to be college bound son.


Favorite Food Items

  • dark chocolate
  • red vines not twizzlers
  • trail mix
  • rice krispy treats
  • local specialties in your area
  • unique but not weird food items

Other Important People

My 18 year old son DB loves to read. He likes code breaking, computer science and mysteries. He is off to college to study computer security. He drinks mild teas like green & jasmine. He loves math and logic puzzles. He loves the old Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Monty Python and Harry Potter.

My 15 year old daughter AB loves makeup, jewelry, nail polish/stickers, art supplies and anything Harry Potter. She loves to read and always needs book marks. She loves softball and volleyball. She likes knee or fuzzy socks (she is size 11) or fun t-shirts (women's large.) She likes funky belts and bandanas and collects snapbacks (hats) from different places. Her school colors are purple & gold/yellow. A lanyard or school supplies in those colors would be useful.

DH enjoys bagpipes, especially the Black Watch. He likes green tea, dark chocolate, a good cigar, pistachios, sunflower/pumpkin seeds/pepitas, and other nuts. He would love bay rum soap/shaving stuff. He collects coins, early 80's & prior- any country including the US. He would be thrilled with a roll of pennies or nickels to sort through-seriously! He's a simple guy. He would appreciate any funny, crude or characters from the 60's t-shirts in XL. He subscribes to International Living magazine. He would like any recent Kiplinger, Money or other investment magazines or newsletters. He would appreciate any books or info on green or sustainable living. He does not enjoy or follow any sports.

My Mom is a beautiful, amazing & active 95 yo woman. We see her regularly. I'd be grateful for a little something for her anytime. She sews, knits & crochets. She likes cotton for dishcloths & acrylic/blends for everything else. She would appreciate circular knitting needles in larger sizes. She uses single 1"+ buttons or any size sets of buttons in her projects. She prefers 18" zippers but would use any size. She likes soft printed kitchen towels, any theme. She likes coffee. She is a diabetic, no candy or sweets.


Please no acrylic yarn, sample toiletries, dollar store toys


@kimmierose22 for Homeschooler's Share: Our Favorite Things- angeled by @lafwim & @smallwood

@purpleimp for February is for Matryoshkas!-a very creative angeling provided by @rngstgstll

@loves2swap for Recipe Pages #1

@alirae for private swap alirae & pickleme

@JewelryDesigner1 for Young Readers Mark Your Pages- angeled in a most awesome way by @heather1971

@emzycal for Pick Two! tag on public forum pick two tag tagged 9/14, resent 11/18?...

@anaryawe tagged 12/13 for GSC cheap postage pick two tag, pm 1/27- no response, angeled by the thoughtful @wunderland


Traceyk rated for TF - From Me to You! on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the generous swap! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I won't unwrap until Christmas morning, but I already know I have some great Christmas fabric to add to my stash! xoxo
Comment: Thank you for the great package. I'm so glad you were my partner.
Comment: I loved the Disney card. I have been twice... I can't wait to go again.
Comment: Thank you for a nice swap!!! I wondered why my dog was barking like crazy!!! I did’t hear you pull up to my house. lol. I’d have love to meet you!!
mjhaertling rated for CPG Green Random Envie - US Only on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very generous envie full of green. I'm sure I will be able to use them in my future swaps.
Comment: thank you - as i opened it and i really love the glass bottles - as i will not buy them but wanted them i have doll house have harry potter type pharmancy and that is where they will end up with some glitter in them - and the buttons are very much appreciated
Comment: Ty for my blue envie 💙.Loved the mini envies.
Fenix825 rated for TF - Christmas in July on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much! Into my stocking pile it goes - I'm saving it for December! / 12-24 update: I could have opened this back in July, but it was fun to wait until now. I love the socks! So cute! I will wear them on Christmas morning!
Comment: Ho ho ho into the stocking it goes. Thank you very much and for the extra little stickers as well.
Lonestarchild rated for CPG: Pick a Color (US only) on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the fun BLUE! REally like the blue washi!!
Comment: I almost opened it up now--but I CAN wait till Christmas, so I put it aside. Looking forward to trying those 2 coffees. Never tried either of them. Thank you so much. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.
JessieB15 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful goodies. The sewing stickers were especially unique!
January rated for CPG: Not an Envie (US only) on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Love Love Love the magazine that you sent. It is actually perfect bc I just learned about reverse collage technique and really want to try it and this magazine will be the perfect thing to do it in. Thanks Joan!
Comment: Thanks for the cute cat pin and the extra buttons!
Comment: Haven't opened the wrapped package yet gonna try to hold out til Christmas, but Squealed with Delight at the 2 pattern folders of Crochet Fridge Magnets you sent.. See my Smile ! ! ! Thank you so much ! ! I haven't swapped with you in a Long time. December 26 - Love the embroidered Linen dresser scarf you sent me - I just opened it... love the crocheted edging and all the work the maker did. Thank you and Hugs and hope you had a Merry Christmas.. ! ! !
Comment: Thank you...in my totebag it goes!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. The photo of the balloons is very intriguing. I wonder what the back story is.
Comment: Thanks for package....will be surprise.
Comment: Just decorated my tree and received your pkg and the birds. Thank u😋

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Heirloom on May 26, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the birthdays cards, Joan (CPG wish list).

thriftymermaid on Feb 2, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wonderful vintage doilies and the stickers for my January Wishlist in the Wishlist Group!! I love them!! (I'm sorry if it was a late thank you but this went to my Massachusetts address and not my Maine one so I had to wait for it to be forwarded.)

ittybittykitty on Jan 25, 2018:


Thanks @pickleme for the funny birthday card and stickers! CPG Jan wishlist

theevidenceisme on Jan 22, 2018:

Thank you for granting my wish on the CPG January wishlist for holiday cards! I'm sure I will find a way to use the occasional cards as well.

TeaNi on Jan 20, 2018:

Thank you very much

for granting a wish for me with the resistance bands- can't wait to get started using them! :)

Paige1900 on Jan 13, 2018:

for the fantastic CPG Pick 2 Tag!. I love it all!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 12, 2018:

Thank you for the fun random grabbie from tag at the Cheap Postage Group! Lotsa fun items!!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



jukejan on Dec 18, 2017:

Aww that's cool you liked my envie so much! Thanks. I took out of the stash all the crazy things that I save for "some project" and the grabbie was it!

cbzcando on Nov 28, 2017:

Hello! Thank you for the sweet black & white photos (CPG Nov. Wishlist). Love them! Makes me wish we still dressed elegantly and all proper with hats and matching handbags. (I’m doing good if my socks match). Am open to swapping next year, any time. Thanks for brightening up my day! 🙋🏻⭐️❄️

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