Swap-bot Time: May 30, 2020 2:06 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: May 29, 2020
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
Stamps for the Wounded

Because It's All About Me

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Hello! I'm Pattie. Welcome to my profile.

Before I say anything, thank you. A big thanks to everyone who has swapped with me. The quality of people I have had the pleasure of interacting with is amazing. Thank you and may all your swaps net you hearts. ^__^

Second thing! If the swap you send me is smoky I WILL throw it out.

Third thingie! Please please please DO combine swaps if you have more than one to send to me. While getting lots of mail is fun, saving money for more swaps is funner.

And finally, regarding postage due swaps. If I receive something postage due, I will refuse it. I ask you to please do the same, i.e. if you get a swap from me, with postage due, refuse it. I take 95% of my mail to the post office and if it's something I had weighed, and is now postage due, I wanna discuss it with the postmaster. Thank you, and I apologize should this actually happen.

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Very random things I like in no real order: the wife, anything with an ancient history feel, mythology, Surrealism, comparative religion, Victorian scrap, British and Japanese folklore, kitsune, old maps, pumpkins, bees, statuary, Peeps, stickers, images of raw meat, C9 Christmas lights, stationery, Betty Page, crabs, the Uffington White Horse, Takashi Murakami, conversation hearts, the Mahabharata, cheese, archaeology, pork, purple, honey, driving, cemeteries, Doctor Who, vacuuming, fonts, Liz Taylor, vintage Jell-O cookbooks, Cryptozoology, clouds, Sailor Moon, bellydancing, alchemy, holidays and observances (the older, the better), horses, Mansai Nomura,

I look forward to the day when people spell my name right. ^__^

About me as a hostess:

I think hosting is hugely important and I don't enter into the task lightly. I cull as I go, with a final sweep before assigning partners, so that you can see, at a glance, the people you will potentially be swapping with. I always angel my swaps should a flaker slip by, and I apologize in advance if that happens. I will do my do-diligence, keeping my standards absurdly high so the risk is as low as I can make it.

I do not host, or join, profile based swaps because, frankly, I suck at them. Senders' choice is how I roll. I will also, 99.9% of the time, have the sign up end on a Saturday so that I assign partners on Sunday giving swappers all day to get their swap together for a Monday mailing. =D

About me as a group owner:

Like hosting, I view owning a group as a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Which is not to say I'm not eager to have fun. I obsessively check my groups to approve any pending members because I know that I hate waiting.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft (been doing decos for about 10 years.) If there's paper involved, I'm totally there! And it's like an illness! [email protected] I'll buy paper just to look at it. To possess it. It must be MINE! Bwahahahahahaaaa!

(Themes I can't pass on: Anything historic, mythic, color related, involving quotes, Asian, holiday, literary, postage stamps and food)

People have said for years I'm a good cook and frankly, I think anyone can be a good cook...you just have to pick good recipes, the rest is simply following directions.

(My comfort food is forever Indian. All my friends share this fate.)

I have combined these two loves in what is known in my immediate circles as the Magic Cookbook. Think, very usable scrapbook. There will be blood spilled for possession of this blibit when I die.

(This is where my love of stickers really shine! I tend toward food themes - obviously - Japanese and kawaii, holiday related, anime, and celestial. I avoid like the plague Disney and cats.) (And BTW, stickers, stickers, stickers! Sheets, cut from sheets, flake...I love 'em all.)

I write fiction, too. To fill in those times between meals. Writing is a byproduct of my love of research. Delving into a topic is delightful and writing about it helps it stick to the gray matter. How long it sticks, however, is subject to change without my notice.

Favorite Destinations

I love to travel, and my favorite destinations are England and Japan. I love Bronze, Iron and Roman Age Britain. All my pictures of England are rocks and grass. I can spot a tumulus a mile off in a moving car and snap a picture without swerving into oncoming traffic. I have mad driving skills over there.

In Tokyo it's ALL about the shopping. It's a paper-lovers dream. Flying halfway around the world to buy paper has come to feel natural at this point. We typically go for Winter Comiket and lemme tell you, there's nothing like Tokyo for New Year. I'm a big Inari fan and visiting shrines is tied with shopping.

(I'm an anime and manga fan, as well as Q-lia and Crux products. I'm helpless before food with a face drawn on, but eschew Hello Kitty and most Sanrio items.)

Been there... France, Prague, Austria, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Central and South America, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

What I listen to

The wonderful (defunct) group Amici Forever/or until the money runs out introduced me to the interesting world of opera and I haven't looked back. This was a major change for me as heavy metal was my music of choice. These days I listen to both with plenty of Medieval reconstruction thrown in.

(Lots of belly dance music, very early church music, metal, opera, anime themes and a smattering of J-Pop.)

I have come to understand something about myself: I dislike silence. Even when we're with friends talking, I want music on in the background. Funny how life is. ;-)

Like to read

I'm a big Lewis Carroll fan, as well as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Erica Friedman, and Ayumi Yui. At breakfast I reach for a manga, but in the evening it's usually non-fiction.

Here's a little something about me and books.

(While I love both Alice books, I think it's a HUGE shame that Carroll's other books, specifically, Sylve and Bruno, are practically unknown. I'll marathon A Christmas Carol, Northanger Abbey and P&P when I need downtime. When I want a manga, it's Blue Exorcist, Angel's Doubt or Go~ Go~ Heaven on the top of the pile.)

I've been reading TONS of antique/historic cookbooks, both 18th and 19th century. I just love them!

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries. Boundaries include but are not limited to: religion, politics, children, cats, chronic illness and sexual preference. Yes, I don't care if your diabetic Muslim-Republican-8 year old's cat is gay, so spare me.

(More specifically I don't like Diddl, Disney, Peanuts, Winnie the Pooh (what is a pooh anyway?), celebrities, alcohol, smoking, Suzie's Zoo, Precious Moments, Snow Babies, zombies, clowns, and 99% of the shows on TV.)

(I'm also learning to dislike people who don't send their swaps out...) (Or perhaps I should say I hate people who send out their swaps on the last day. I know, I know, that's what a deadline is for, yaddi yaddi, there's no need to preach to me, but I seriously think that if you've joined a swap --with no craft element involved-- there is NO reason to not send it out within days of the swap date. Feel free to think I'm a sanctimonious bitch. I'm good with that.)


I collect vintage holiday postcards. (This was in direct retaliation for being dragged to every antique show in a 150 mile radius of my parent's house.) I prefer them bright and colorful and don't care if they're written on. When I go to a show I always check for pin holes and to see what condition the stamp is in, but if I like the image enough, these 2 points can be overlooked.

(In order of interest: Halloween, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter and Halloween.)

I also like vintage postcards of food; "This is a picture of the dinner I have just had..." variety.

STICKERS!! And more Stickers!!

Love 'em. Want 'em. ALL of 'em. Hand 'em over and no one will get hurt. Stickers, stickers, stickers. Pattie's happy place.

I adore Stickeroni (the actual sticker of Stickeroni. I collect 'em. ;-) flake stickers (especially of food!!) cut from sheets, whole sheets...okay I do draw the line at reward stickers, but it's an easily erased line, truth be told.

Oh, and did I mention I love stickers? I do. A lot.


Something else I adore, postage stamps...as modern as possible, as colorful as possible, as large as possible. I think Finland tops the charts for the best stamps, followed not too far behind by England. Sadly, I think the stamps from America are ass. What can ya do? ;-)


I shy away from Sanrio, but will melt before food with a face!!! >_< I love it with all my love. I also love anything ghostly (obakemono/yokai). And not-quite-kawaii, tokidoki is uber cool, IMO.


ccmmsu rated for KSU: Faux postage on an envelope on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fab goodies, Pattie! Almost all of them were ones I didn't have (and the few doubles are very welcome, too). Thank you especially for granting my Shirasutai wish! Also, you had me at kawaii bandaid. lol
Response: WOOT! Glad you got some new-to-you goodies. =D Thanks for swapping with me. XOXO
Jodi1982 rated for Band-Aid Swap USA on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you!!! This was a fun swap! Stay safe!
Response: Awww, I'm so glad you had fun! Thanks for swapping with me!!
LadyRaven86 rated for Band-Aid Swap USA on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! This was such a fun swap to partake in!
Response: Yippee! Fun swaps are what I'm all about! XOXO
eurocat rated for KSU: Collage an envelope R2 on May 24, 2020
Comment: ❤︎ The envelope is super cute!!! Thank you for the cat memos and fairy girl memos!! I love them all ❤︎ everything is so cute !!
Response: Awww thanks!! I'm so glad you liked them. XOXO
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: 20 pieces of My Melody on May 22, 2020
Comment: I’m so joyous over this swap My Melody was my first favorite kawaii character. I never actually collected much of her. When I spotted your envelope WITH JAPANESE postage omg I squealed & held it to my chest LOL... thank you very much for sharing these adorable things with me.
Response: Oh, I'm so glad!! It was a lot of fun to get together, so I hope you found more to squeal about inside. XOXO
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: You're very welcome. =D
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome papers you sent! I love Japanese paper and use it whenever I can. My husband and I were supposed to go on a cruise from Yokohama to Vancouver last month - it would have been our first trip to Japan.
Response: Well damn, I hope things turn around super fast (for all of us!) and that trip will happen! I would have left in five days, too. Sux. But hey! We got to swap! That's something. =D
sugabb rated for Kawaii Large Memo Sheets Swap USA #9 on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the kawaii goodies! i love every single one of them!
Response: Awww, I'm so glad!!
Ellen101 rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Kawaii! 20th Anniversary Pompompurin memos? Totally!! 5⭐
Response: Fun, right? So glad they hit the spot!
fighterangel rated for KSU: Collage an envelope on May 19, 2020
Comment: OMG!! Thank you for the beautifully decorated envelope and the sweet note, as well as for the awesome sticker flakes! They'll be going in my collection book. ;v; Thank you!!!
Response: Happy Dance!!!! Thanks for joining my swap!!
Ellen101 rated for KSU: 1 ounce of Kwik Kawaii! on May 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the Kawaii you sent. The tired animals being carried by ants...hysterical! And I 💘 the Sanrio stickers!
Response: Super glad you liked 'em! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
turboneko rated for ILK: 25 flake stickers on May 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute flakes, love them all. Most of them are completely new to me :D
Response: Me too! That's why I wanted to share. =D I must have gotten them on the last trip and totally forgot them.
SkyFairies rated for 25 for 25 on May 9, 2020
Comment: Hi Pattie! Thank you so much for all the extra memo pages and the adorable envelope! I really admire the way you take your group so seriously. Thanks for buffing up my growing kawaii collection and teaching me more about kawaii swapping etiquette. I'll make sure to remember your words when swapping from now on!
Response: =D Super happy that got there so fast! And I look forward to swapping with you more in future.
manders2280 rated for KSU: Check In and a Treat on May 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely notes and the memos. It sounds like you have lots of great distractions. Wet socks sound fabulous. Can you take your laptop or iPad out back to your porch furniture?
Response: I do take my laptop outside! I have to wait until after 2PM or I'll roast, but it is very pleasant out there. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Sticker Flake Scavenger Hunt! on May 2, 2020
Comment: You always go above and beyond, Pattie! Thank you so much for drowning me in adorable flakes. :)
Response: =D And thank YOU for joining in the drowning. I couldn't do it without you. XOXO Wash your hands.
turboneko rated for KSU: Odd balls 10 pieces on Apr 25, 2020
Comment: Wow, you really found a lot of odd shaped memos :D This was a fun swap to put together, thank you!
Response: I had to stop myself! lol It *was* fun. Thanks for joining. XOXO
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Apr 23, 2020
Comment: Yay I finally got it, Pattie! It came in a USPS envelope because the envelope was ripped by the content was all intact and undamaged. I love everything! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Well heck. Thrilled it got there...more or less in one piece. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: ~50 pieces total~ on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. Both arrived on the same day. And I'll reuse your reused plastic.
Response: Thank you. I'll be reusing ad nauseam as well.
manders2280 rated for KSU: Collage an envelope R2 on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope! I will open it very, very carefully. I'm going to put it up with only the best postcards on my French memo board.
Response: =D YIPPEE!! So glad you like it!!
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 50 mini memos on Apr 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the mini memos and sticker flakes extras! Always enjoy receiving mail from you.
Response: Awwww you're such a sweetie!! Thanks for swapping with me. XOXO

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manders2280 on May 6, 2020:

I didn't realize the gif would be so big! It says

  • Wash hands
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manders2280 on May 6, 2020:

Yes I am!

Mimosagirl on May 6, 2020:

Checking in on you and hoping you're well and enjoying the spring weather.

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Mimosagirl on Apr 8, 2020:

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Awwww thank you for the sweet “check in”. We’re good. Sitting home, puttering in the yard, collecting eggs from my 8 hens and doing cool stuff like video games and dreaming of going to Japan one day. 🌸❤️ Hope you’re doing well. ❤️☕️🥢🐣

manders2280 on Apr 7, 2020:

The glue stick you recommended is fabulous. It arrived yesterday and I used it to close a couple of envelopes and it's the best! Thank you. Stay well.

Mimosagirl on Mar 24, 2020:

You too! I'm so happy to know you thought of me today. Was feeling kinda poopy but.....smiling now. Take care!!!! wash hands, keys, door knobs....etc...xoxo

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Paige1900 on Feb 16, 2020:

Just stopping by to say hello and thank you for all the happy times! Please stay in touch! 💋💗

asddsa28 on Feb 8, 2020:

thank you for the cute clear postcard love the purple heart!!

Fairydollmilk on Jan 10, 2020:

Thank you for the cute coloring new years’s postcard. Happy new year.

ccmmsu on Dec 31, 2019:


Thank you so much for being part of the awesome Matryoshka Swap! I got your Round 1 and the mini matryoshka you made with all the envies made me lol. 😊

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