Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2018 12:06 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2015
Last Online: December 11, 2018
Birthday: July 17
Country: United States

About Me


I will be taking a break from swapping to work on some personal art projects, finishing a quilt, weekend getaways with the girlfriend, and doing some experimental baking!

I'll be checking in from time to time, but won’t be swapping as much/at all. I will continue to send any swaps I’m already committed to and am open to private swaps - send me a pm if interested!

If you want to stay in touch/see what i'm working one you can find me on instagram


Hello hello Everyone!

My name is Megan and I live in the lovely & historic Boston, MA. I moved to the East Coast for work at the start of 2018 and have loved my time on the East Coast so far! I am a full-time Research Fellow at Harvard University and work with functional apparel design and soft robotics.
I grew up, went to school, and had lived my entire life in Minnesota before moving and still hold rural Minnesota in my heart.

I identify as non-binary, and I use they/their/theirs pronouns! I have a marvelous girlfriend with an adorable long-haired cat.

As my favorite saying goes: I'm not "gay" as in happy, i'm queer as in "fuck you!".

I see a lot of people asking not to send "Politicized Rainbows". I say boo! to that, send me those politicized rainbows for my queer little body to revel in! I'm especially happy to receive non-binary and genderqueer related items as well.
Just another Liberal, Queer, Feminist killjoy. ;)

I tend to keep pretty busy between work, sewing & art projects, exploring my surroundings, and baking. I always look forward to mail in my mailbox, it gives me a little extra "pep" after a long day!

Human Rights

Favorite Music

My musical tastes are pretty eclectic, but I really enjoy the following genres

Folk, Alternative Folk, Rock n' Roll, Metal, Bluegrass, some Country, some Pop/Top 40, Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soundtracks.

Current favorite bands/artists include:

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Bastille - Galantis - Panic! at the Disco - O.C.M.S - Andrew Bird - Saint Motel - Janelle Monae - ABBA - Beach Boys - Gregory Alan Isakov - Metallica - Alexandre Desplat - Johnny Cash - David Bowie - Johnny Cash - The Clancy Brothers -The Avalanches - Miike Snow

I'm also going to include some Podcasts in here! I've just started really getting into them more and more since i've started college fo my commute! I enjoy the following podcasts:

Stuff You Should Know - International Waters - Stuff You Missed in History Class - Stuff To Blow Your Mind - Sawbones - Gastropod - My Brother, My Brother, and Me - Wonderful! - Oh No Ross & Carrie - The Stuff of Life - The Memory Palace - RISK! - The Adventure Zone - NPR Politics Podcast

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart, and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat.

Books/series I have enjoy include:

Faceless Killers (Wallander Series) - The Redbreast (Harry Hole Series) - The Martian - The Bourne Trilogy - Hawkeye (2012 Comics) - Secret Avengers (Comics) - Edgar Allan Poe (Poetry/Short Stories) - Aesop Fables - Grimm Fairytales - those old Star Trek (TOS) books - Harry Potter - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The Great Gatsby - Mary Roach books

Favorite Movies

Favorite movies/series include:

The Grand Budapest Hotel - What We Do In The Shadows - Submarine - Star Trek (TOS & Reboots) - The Martian - Moonrise Kingdom - Star Wars (4-6, TFA) - Valiant - Jacob's Ladder - The Ninth Configuration - Atlantis: The Lost Empire - The Road to El Dorado - Reservoir Dogs - Marvel Cinematic Universe (Pre-Age of Ultron) - Batman (1960's to Present I love them all) - The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Ladybird - James Bond movies - Spirited Away - Kiki's Delivery Service - Princess Mononoke

Favorite Television

I don't watch as much TV as I used to, but I enjoy kicking back with an episode from time to time.

Favorite TV shows include:

The Great British Bake Off - Queer Eye (reboot) - Brooklyn 99 - Person of Interest - The X-Files - Twin Peaks - True Detective (s1) - Archer - Marvel's Daredevil - House MD - Star Trek (TOS & TNG) - Futurama - News Radio - Emergency! - WKRP Cincinnati - The Regular Show - BoJack Horseman - Bob's Burgers - Psych - Parks & Recreation - Mad Men - Portlandia - The Venture Bros. - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Hannibal (NBC series)

Favorite Crafts

I dabble in a lot of crafts and love to challenge myself with new mediums. As a designer and lifelong crafter I am always looking for something new to try out!

Favorite mediums/methods include:

sewing - embroidery - needle art - weaving - fiber art - drawing - watercolor - acrylic painting - origami - mixed media - sculpting - art doll making - print making - surface design - quilting

Likes, Dislikes, and Wish List

I love sending out and receiving things here on Swap-Bot, but I believe it shouldn't be super stressful to those swapping with me. Below is a list of items I like/dislike so you can get a good feel of me & my interests.

Please don't send extras unless the swap requires it or is related to my profile likes. Sorry to sound like "no fun" but i'm trying to destash my own materials at the moment before collecting more neat things. Thank you for the thought though!!


I love getting fun postcards, and while I don't mind touristy ones I really love receiving the following:

  • Fine Art & Museum prints (Esp. Gustav Klimt, Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya, Van Gogh, and Charlie Harper)

  • Art Deco, Retro Futurism, Art Nouveau

  • Fashion Prints, especially: Alexander McQueen, Paul Poiret, Charles James, Erte (Romain de Tirtoff), Issey Miyake

  • The art of M. C. Escher, Alphonse Mucha, & Renaissance art/sculpture

  • Historical Places & Events

I prefer postcards to be sent naked unless specified in the swap guidelines!


For tea I prefer:

  • Fruity teas (raspberry, pomegranate, and black currant are my favorites)

  • Herbal teas (Especially mint(s), rose hips, hibiscus, lemongrass, and passion flower. Chamomile in blends only please!)

  • Flavored black & green teas, preferably not "plain"

  • Floral teas

  • "Woodsy"/"Smokey" teas (especially spruce/evergreen teas)

  • Surprise me, I love trying new things! Just no decaffinated teas please!

Hot Chocolate:

Please no mint-chocolate or white chocolate flavors, thank you!


My favorite colors include: Purples - Blues - Greens - Oranges I typically enjoy bright "happy" colors, jewel tones, and neutrals (so basically most colors, I know)

As for "themes" I love practically anything regarding birds, deer, space, plants, and nature. I also really enjoy vintage, art deco, art nouveau, retro, industrial, minimalist, and "spooky", Gothic, and macabre themes.


  • birds, deer, nature - not super "childish" prints though
  • Mushrooms, plants
  • contemporary/tasteful florals (think Marimekko)
  • Minimalist geometric designs
  • solids in bright, neutral, or jewel tone colors

  • For quilting swaps: 100% cotton textiles please


  • Queer positive stuff, especially non-binary & trans related materials
  • LGBTQ related materials (Positive ONLY)
  • Non-binary & Genderqueer related stuff (Positive ONLY)
  • cryptoquip puzzles!
  • Crossword puzzle books
  • I love board & card games! (Esp. games like Gloomhaven, Dominion, Lords of Waterdeep, and Ticket To Ride)
  • Pokemon! Especially gen 1-3, but i'm working my way into gen 4-5
  • interesting patches (sew on & iron on)
  • deer related materials, particularly stags & antlered deer (pictures, drawings, physical items, antlers/pieces, etc)
  • bird related materials (pictures, drawings, physical items, please NO bird "parts" unless they are ethically & legally obtained (skulls/bones, feathers, claws/talons, etc.))
  • vintage and modern fashion illustrations
  • recipe cards
  • medals, amulets, tokens, coins
  • tarot cards, astrology, pagan, and witchcraft related items **Please make sure none of these items perpetuate cultural appropriation or are related to a closed culture/religion.

  • anything related to my favorites listed above!

Do you play Pokemon Go and are looking for another friend? PM me for my trainer code!


Although I genuinely love swapping and receiving mail, I do have a few things i'm not a fan of personally. So, to avoid hurt feelings on either end please avoid sending the following:

  • Mint-Chocolate flavored foods
  • White Chocolate flavored foods
  • Foods containing tomatoes
  • Plain green or black tea
  • Not a huge fan of Hello Kitty and most "Kawaii" stuff
  • No Minions related stuff
  • Please no die cut paper pieces unless they are super relevant to my likes (I just don't have a use for them)
  • No paper scraps smaller than 2.5x3.5" (ATC size)
  • No friendship books/sheets, deco books, junk journals etc. UNLESS its the type of swap I have signed up for
  • Please no cosmetics/make up, nail polish, lotions, or "beauty" products
  • No jewelry (rings, bracelets, earrings, etc.)
  • No "holiday" mascot related items (ex. santa & elves, snowmen, easter bunny, etc.)

I do however appreciate things with a more general seasonal theme such as mistletoe & holly, realistic rabbits, deer, cardinals, flowers & leaves, etc.

Other dislikes?

Patriotic stuff, fascists & nationalists, pro-military/pro-law enforcement/state-sanctioned violence stuff, religious zealotry, cultural appropriation, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, motorists who ignore pedestrians & cyclists, people who refuse to acknowledge their privilege, bigotry of all kinds, you know - the usual stuff.


Here I will keep ratings & ratings explanations that will be updated on a case-by-case basis.

2018: I am currently up to date in my archive here on SB. Please contact me if you haven't received a rating from me on a swap.

Due to my schedule sometimes I don't get swaps dropped off in the mail until after the mail had been picked for the day (after 5pm in my area). Therefore, sometimes post marks will be inaccurate especially due to weekends or holidays or general USPS chaos. If this is a serious concern for you, let me know!

Please contact me about any ratings you have a question about via the swap-bot messenger system.


Comment: Ooooh, a lot I don’t know. Very exciting! (Edit, Dec 2018) Just realized I commented but didn’t rate. How peculiarly rude of me!! My apologies Megan. :)
Pei04 rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list, love it!
Comment: Just received the journal, thumbed through it and read the first few questions....love the way it's put together and I can already tell that we have so much in common it's pretty scary! Since it will take me a while to read through this all I wanted to rate you now. I'll PM you once I'm done going through it all. Thanks for a great journal!
Comment: Super cute unicorns, postcard and letter! I dint knew so much about Keith Haring, thank you for sharing it with me. Who knows, one day maybe you can get an original piece! Please, host more swaps like this, I´m really interested. Have a really nice day :)
littlemissme84 rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 8, 2018
bluecrayons rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 6, 2018
HaoHaoHao rated for OoO: Themed Washi on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the amazing washi samples! I also like the blue with white star one--I am definitely using it in my bullet journal next month! Thank you for the Pusheen extras--much appreciated!
wingash rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Hey! Thank you for an interesting playlist! I'm enjoying every track and just found the new favorite!
Response: I'm glad you are enjoying the playlist, and even found a favorite!
LauRad83 rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you Megan
Response: Thanks for the rating, I hope you enjoy the playlist! :)
bluecrayons rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 26, 2018
Pei04 rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. Most of the songs were new to me :)
Response: I'm glad you got to check out some new music, I hope you found at least a few you liked! :)
aralyn rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the playlist! A lot of interesting songs that I enjoyed, especially Going Gets Tough.
skier11 rated for Origami Lucky Star Part 1 - USA on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: So sorry for the late rating. Love the variety of stars! Thank you! They survived the postal journey unscathed!
Response: I'm so glad they made it to you! It was super fun picking out all of the patterns.
annim rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the digi art ATC's - 'Spirits in the Sky & "It goes on." Loved that you included the purple cone flowers in your art as well :)
Response: I'm glad to hear you like them! I was sort of stuck on my sender's choice ATC so I used your profile for inspiration!
splendorpursuit rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 22, 2018
zurdoswifey rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the list...will be finishing going through all the songs this weekend...hoping to find some I like =)
Pei04 rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! I see we have a lot of the same kind of music. ABBA is a plus though ;)
user6937 rated for OOO - living things on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks - the whale IS awesome, and I appreciate how neatly you put the 4 samples on the card!
Response: I was so excited when I found that tape, I swear i've been sticking it to everything since!
delonewolf rated for EASU: Digital Art Challenge ATC on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely digital cards! This is normally out of my comfort zone. :D
Response: I'm so glad you joined my swap and liked the cards I sent! I hope you had fun and will continue to explore some more digital art!

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ittybittykitty on Aug 29, 2018:

A belated welcome to Weirder Every Day! I just made you an officer :)

HaoHaoHao on Aug 17, 2018:

Hi! Thanks for the profile comment! I LOVE the McElroys. It’d be cool to do a McElroy-related swap—although I can’t draw, so I’m trying to think of a swap I could do. 🙂

Have a great day!

ladydy5 on Aug 3, 2018:

Hope your move is successful and welcome to our group Artistically Inclined and hope you will join in lots of swaps when you get settled.

splendorpursuit on Jul 4, 2018:

Hi, found your profile from the Share Your Playlist swap and just wanted to share that you profile gave me the giggles. I should have already heard of this, but maybe I’m just a bad bi. :)

“As my favorite saying goes: I'm not "gay" as in happy, i'm queer as in "fuck you!".”

This is amazeballs, thank you for posting it. I’m also a research analyst so I’m happy to see another academic! Hope to see you in a future swap. Happy 4th. :)

jukejan on Feb 15, 2018:

Hello I live on the Cape and just wanted to stop by. I am new to ALW group. Perusing Etsy, I saw cool patches, since there is a reference here.

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

njstauter on Dec 3, 2017:

Your Recipes/Spells came. Thank you for the stories and for the sleeves for recipe cards. I have not seen those before and loved the extra touch.

May the move be blessed, carefree and advantageous to your life.

PrairieKittin on Oct 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the WTA gifts!! I can't wait to try that chocolate! That tiger eye is beautiful! That's always been one of my favorites.
Thank you!!!!

VivaLaDiane on Jul 31, 2017:

I happened on your profile while vetting my List swaps and have read it twice now. Do you have an Instagram?

anrtist on Jul 11, 2017:

THANK YOU so much for the
TEA & Washi Samples :-)
June RAK! :-)

Blessings, cc

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