Swap-bot Time: April 28, 2017 1:18 am


Date Joined: September 18, 2009
Last Online: April 26, 2017
Birthday: January 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 11/5/16

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.

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 like a private swap

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

bow ties

fun knee or ankle socks- large

cocoa packets- any flavor

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 17 year old son DB loves to read. He likes code breaking, computer science and mysteries. He will be off to college next fall to study cybersecurity. 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 14 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 93 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 paper crafts, 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


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😋
Comment: Thanks, I'm sure Ethan will love it.
ammalu rated for TF: Fill My Stocking/Tote Bag-OCTOBER on Nov 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Excited to open it.
Comment: Thanks. I will try to find a place to release your beautiful pieces into the world tomorrow for Free Art Friday.
Comment: Thanks for the funny Monday bling!
Comment: haha love it
tgrlover rated for WIYM OCT stocking stuffer USA on Oct 6, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffer! I am saving until Christmas :) Also thanks for the cross stitch pattern :)
Comment: LOVED your comment. Happy swapping.
Comment: Clever swap...and yes, yours made me smile!
Comment: :D
Comment: Properly reading the swap description is important :)
junemoon rated for TF - September on Sep 26, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the scarves, Joan. I'm really a scarf person! I lived in Cazenovia for nearly 20 years and the Thift stores are a new thing (I haven't lived there for the past 30 years).This is the season of glorious leaves there -- enjoy.
Comment: Shook it butcwill wait till Christmas Thank you!
Comment: Giving a heart in advance of opening, since I'm saving all my gifties for Yule. Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffers. I'm saving it until Christmas.
whytewillow rated for WIYM- July Stocking Stuffer-USA on Aug 2, 2016
Comment: Hi Joan, got it!!! Yay! Thanks for the resend...I'm saving all my swaps for Yule. Thanks again.

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LittleDonnaGirl on Apr 21, 2017:

I received your sweet happy mail today. :-) It totally made my day! Thank you! :-)

shirleyinCA on Apr 21, 2017:

Thanks for the fun assortment of Disney and other items for my CPS Wishlist! I especially like the darling, detailed Jolee tropical stickers!

MissTullie on Apr 21, 2017:

Thanks so much for the CPG April wishes you sent me. I love the baker's twine and beautiful quotes on vellum. What a wonderful act of kindness! You made my day special. Blessings!

theaterfan23 on Apr 20, 2017:

Thank you so much for the labels from my April Wishlist from the Wishlist Group!

CariahCreates on Apr 3, 2017:

Thank you for the goodies from my March CPS wishlist!

mgallardo68 on Mar 4, 2017:

Hello!! Please confirm you have received a granted wish from me by Amazon? The system shows is delivered but I have not hear from you. This was granting you a wish for February at CPG!

TeaNi on Feb 21, 2017:

thanks so much

for granting a February wish for me with the green elastic ribbons- they will be perfect for making hair ties for the girls' treat bags! I really appreciate it! :)

Lonestarchild on Feb 17, 2017:

Thanks so much for the PCs for the CPG: 2 PCs in an Envie Tag!

mejulia on Feb 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope of surprises that arrived today. I'm so glad you and your daughter got to march in the Women's March. I had wanted to but instead had to take care of an ill family member.

JudalineZ on Feb 15, 2017:

Thank you for the Feb CPS Wishes! Perfect for the dark and spooky dolls or monster that I plan on making..

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