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princesskate

princesskate
Original Member
Last Online: November 23, 2018
Birthday: April 11
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in Arizona where the temperature on the mail truck is usually well over 100 degrees (F). Chocolate and other candy makes it just fine in the winter (November - March), but it will be a melted puddle any other time of year!

My favorite colors are green, blue, purple and rich chocolate brown. I love peacocks, and am crazy about anything with peacock feathers on it.

I recently completed yoga teacher training, and although I am not ready to teach yoga, I really like anything related to it!

I love to cook and eat although I have a lot of food allergies so my cooking is a very "creative" process!

My favorite holiday is Christmas, although I celebrate it as a totally secular holiday. I just love the Christmas tree, the cookies, the smell of the holiday, and the presents!

My partner and I have two cats who think they are the most important people in our lives and a not quite so demanding pet turtle. The younger cat keeps me company as I create most of my swap packages.

Things I don't love: cartoons, Disney, hello kitty, kawaii, strong political or religious statements (ok in a discussion with friends, not necessarily what I want in a swap package).

Favorite Music

I like anything but opera and country. Well, I am sure you could find something else I don't like, but I have very eclectic taste in music.

Right now I love the Rogue Traders, Il Divo, Apple in Stero, Caravan Palace, the Dandy Warhols, and I am on a big retro kick with everything from the Beatles and Monkees through the 90's in regular rotation on Pandora.

Favorite Television

Project Runway, MasterChef (US and Australia - especially Australia), the Block (AU), Love Island, the Great British Baking Show, Take Two, Fixer Upper, Hart of Dixie, the Amazing Race, lots of other reality tv (especially Australian when I can get it!), and plenty of shows that have been canceled years ago but I get to revisit through Netflix.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, sewing, beading, cross stitch. I am also intent on learning how to do Hawaiian Quilting and trying to decide if I want to jump in to a full quilt or work my way up!

Favorite Books

My all time favorite book is the Swiss Family Robinson - I love it so much I have about six copies and one on my smart phone so I am never without a version of it! Aside from that I mostly read non-fiction - I love books about cooking, travel, food, natural science and history.

Swaps I was flaked on

Round The World Camera Marathon This swap involved one single use camera making it around to everyone on the list to take one photo. It never made it to me. I'm not sure where it was lost, but unfortunately, the person down-stream from me gave me my only one star-rating for this swap. As I don't know where it was lost, I don't feel comfortable identifying the person up-stream from me as a flaker as they might have been flaked on as much as I was.

Handmade Prayer Flags #4 Flaked on by: BlazingMoon & UndeadRedhead

Simple Square Swap #7 Flaked on by: Gogga Angeled by bstitched

Craft a Cookbook for Your Partner! (Extended) Flaked on by: rhebee

Artist choice 5 x 7 inch painting*Sept. Flaked on by: rhebee

Wishlist

I have been in a few swaps lately where people have requested more information on what I might like, so here is my best attempt at a wishlist:

  1. I love any supplies for my crafts (listed above). I am especially drawn to natural materials and anything special and unique. If you don't live in the Arizona (where I am currently), remember that something which is commonplace for you might be special or unique to me!

  2. I love to travel, anything that would help me to explore a new place from my own sofa would be great - right now I am building a list of places I would love to go in the next few years.

  3. I am a passionate cook, any new recipes or cooking implements would be great! I cook without gluten, and rarely cook with animal protein. I also can not have cow dairy (butter, milk, cheese). I know that makes it a little harder to pick out recipes for me, but anything that is gluten free and vegan is usually a pretty good bet! I am not afraid to cook something with dozens of ingredients and many different pots and pans.

  4. I have two cats (Lada, age 1 and Elijah, age 14). Lada loves toys (plastic bottle caps and the paper packets from copy paper are some of her favorites despite having dozens of "real" cat toys) and is always racing around with them and then loosing them under the furniture. Elijah like to sleep - mostly under the bed, but occasionally cuddles. He is our grumpy old man and isn't much interested in being indulged! If you want to add a toy for Lada though I know she (and I) would love it.

  5. Will add more as I think of it :)

Ratings

user4532 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #16 on Dec 12, 2018
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Comment: ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ‘‹๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโญ๏ธ
soccer8s rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #16 on Dec 6, 2018
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matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #16 on Nov 17, 2018
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JurassicParkerPage rated for Healing letter swap on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so so so much!!! Really wonderful!!!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the perfect postcard, really cheered me up when it arrived this week
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Comment: Love the quote and agree! Thanks for the fun swap.
Response: Thank you for rating!
Mirina rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #16 on Sep 22, 2018
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Comment: Hello Kate! Thank you for your interesting card! Hope, your dreams come true ;)
Response: Thank you so much - and thank you for rating!
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Comment: Thanks for nice swap..love the quote.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for rating!!!
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #16 on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Antarctica.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for rating!
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Comment: Really great words and I love the sled dog postcard! Thank you! :)
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thank you for rating!
mileymade rated for Just Because PC Swap #27 on Sep 8, 2018
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Response: Thank you for rating!
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Comment: Thanks for an interesting postcard!!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for rating!
kfaye rated for Swap Crystals for Healing #1 - USA on Aug 30, 2018
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Response: Thank you for rating!
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Response: Thank you for rating!
AnnaL rated for Just Because PC Swap #27 on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Kate for the adorable penguin postcard, too cute. Wishing you a great CRAFTY week, AnnaL.
Response: Thank you so much for rating - I'm glad you liked the card!
katmandu rated for Just Because PC Swap #27 on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: Love the PC; it's fun getting a PC with "snow" on it from Arizona! I used to have kitties that "helped" me with everything but my current kitty is only interested in food, sleeping, and going in the backyard for 5 minutes during a supervised visit! Thank you!
Response: Hehehe - it is a little funny to be sending out snowy postcards from Arizona - especially since is is the closest I have been to snow except for the soap bubble "snow" that gets blown at the outdoor malls here each holiday season! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of tea!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for rating!
fairladybuff rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration-August on Aug 23, 2018
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Comment: What a lovely hand painted flower and quote! The tea also is delicious. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and hope you sign up for the upcoming tea swaps created up until December. Have a great day โค
Response: I'm so glad you liked the package! I am signed up for several of the swaps in this series - thank you so much for hosting!
bward1028 rated for TEA SWAP on Aug 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely teas!
Response: Thank you for rating!
onthecrafttable rated for teabags and surprise 8 on Aug 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much, Kate! Love the pouch!! Too cute. Such a brilliant little thing.
Response: Thank you for rating! I'm so glad you liked the pouch and the package :)!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9781 143 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
103 182 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

Whovian487 on Sep 1, 2018:

Got your note and tea goodies today. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you sooo much! Loved the cool tea bag holder and canโ€™t wait to try the teas. Thanks again๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Š

biasbabe on Apr 11, 2013:

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Hope it is SEW Special

amdewitt on May 18, 2012:

I got your wonderfully generous package today for the May EOTPF wish list. Came at a time that really lifted my defeated sprits. Thank you!!!

clutterfree on Apr 11, 2012:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Wish I knew how to post some of those fancy wishes but I don't ( LOL). Hope you have a wonderful day and year!!!!

KraftsByKeri on Feb 19, 2012:

Just wanted to send you a warm welcome to the Easy on The Postage Friends Group! Jump on in and have some FUN!!

Sha2ronS on Oct 14, 2011:

Hi, I'm your partner for "What you can make #4". I love my boyfriend very much. His name is Jim. He's in the doghouse right now. Why? Well, I gave him your envelope to mail, and I found it in his car this evening. He said 'oops', so off we went to the post office and got this swap out. I'm sorry--I thought it went the other day...

TerryF on Aug 28, 2011:

รขโ‚ฌยฆto the Nuts for Sewing Group!

freyacz on Jul 29, 2011:

Hello, I am sorry for big delay with sending 24 days of gifts advent calendar #13, my life is really crazy right now :( I just send it today, and I add few usefull things as compensantion, I hope you get it soon and you will like it :) Have a nice day

alwaysjoy on Aug 12, 2007:

Thank you so much for angeling me in the hope chest swap - what a great package you sent to me. Not only did you angel but you went over and above!

collectedmess on Apr 16, 2007:

I got your lovely little needlebook today. Thank you so much...it's stunning!

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