Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2020 3:52 pm


Date Joined: August 15, 2008
Last Online: September 14, 2020
Birthday: November 3
Country: Canada

About Me

I live in a small city in the Rocky Mountains. I have a fabulous husband, two wonderful daughters, and four annoying but adorable cats, Tuna, Gus, Lulu, and Steve. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, camping, biking, and photography. I have two part time jobs, one in library and the other in administration. I am an easy-going person, who sees humour in most things. I have simple tastes, I'm not into shopping (except for books), clothes, make-up, or jewelry. I like to spend my time quietly; walking, reading, crafting, and spending time with family.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, sewing, art, and photography. I sometimes spend more time reading about crafts than actually doing them.

Favorite Books

Books are my number one favorite thing, especially mysteries. British, Canadian, and Scandanavian mystery authors are my favorite. I read a lot, usually having several books on the go at the same time, both fiction and non-fiction. I belong to two local bookclubs. One is a general bookclub and the other is devoted exclusively to mysteries. Also once a year, I attend a book discussion weekend. My favorite mystery genres are cozies, police procedurals, detective series, and psychological thrillers. I don't like anything graphic or violent. I have a degree in literature and enjoy reading classics and poetry.

Favorite Music

I mainly listen to classical and folk music. I like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, our hometown folk music group As the Crow Flies, Kate Rusby, Mary Chapin-Carpenter,and Nancy Griffiths, as well as most of the classical composers.

Favorite Television

I don't watch much TV , but when I do my favorite programs are Corner Gas, Heartbeat, and The Royal. I also enjoy dramatizations of my favorite mysteries, like Midsomer Murders, Inspector Morse, Cadfael, Hercule Poirot, and Sherlock Holmes.

Favorite Collections

I collect books and items related to mystery novel characters, Nancy Drew (vintage, not recent), Sherlock Holmes, and Hercule Poirot especially. I also collect vintage cameras.

Favorite Movies

I like going to film festivals that feature foreign and independent movies. I don't go to the movies often but I do like to see the Harry Potter movies when they first come out. Movies I've seen recently include Into the Wild, Lars and the Real Girl, Shirley Valentine, and Mr. Bean Goes on Vacation.

Favorite Things

My favorite colours are warm and earth colours, orange, yellow, brown, and dark green, especially. I don't really like pastel colours.

My favorite flavours are vanilla, peppermint and cinnamon. Those are my favourite scents also.

I like to make soup and bake bread.

I enjoy nature and the outdoors, and pictures of and items related to nature, such as trees, wildflowers, mountains, prairie landscapes, rocks, animals, clouds, snow, water.

I enjoy hiking, biking, and snowshoeing.

I like to photograph wild flowers, landscapes, nature, my pets, family and everyday life.

I would love to travel, but so far am mainly an armchair traveller. I would love to receive postcards from other places.

I like local history and visiting museums and places of local interest.

I like vintage photos, ads, postcards, cards, etc., on just about any topic but especially travel, books, nature, kitchen/home, food, holidays (Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, etc.)

I like puzzles and word games.

My favorite season is fall, then winter, spring, and summer.

I like snow (we get a lot in this area) and pictures of snow.

My favorite artist is Emily Carr.

I really like coffee, the darkest roast available.

I like red wine, BC wines especially.

I like Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, Black Adder, Mr. Bean, The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, and Peanuts(Snoopy, Charlie Brown, etc).

I like animals, my favorites are cats(domestic and wild), cows, frogs, birds, crows, ravens, bats, squirrels, deer, and bears.

I like getting mail; anything paper like bookmarks, postcards, letters, cards, inchies, ATCs, photographs, and anything homemade.


eyeskater rated for Hallowe'en Matchbox on Oct 19, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the cute matchbox. I love the vintage images and the little inchie.
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool inchies and extras, Susan! Have a fun-filled Halloween! :)
Comment: Thank you for the great inchies! Happy Halloween!
wytch6 rated for Zentangle Inchies on Sep 11, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the inchies.
madamegooseberry rated for Zentangle Inchies on Aug 28, 2009
Comment: Very nicely done! Thank you so much!!!
chefbeth rated for 100 Inchies Project - colour theme on Aug 26, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the great inchies!
chefbeth rated for 100 Inchies Project - Numbers on Aug 26, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the great inchies!
winniethepooh rated for 100 Inchies Project - Numbers on Aug 24, 2009
Comment: Thankyou Susan for the lovely creativeInches, so sweet, I am also going to make something for them thanks Jennifer.
ccap rated for Folk music cd swap on Aug 18, 2009
Comment: Oooh, thanks so much! I'm familiar (and like) most of the artists on your cd so I am looking forward to my drive to work tomorrow.
smmarrty rated for 100 Inchies Project - colour theme on Jul 28, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much - I love green. Your inchies are lovely. Or should I say - my inchies. Thanks again.
jandcmom rated for 100 Inchies Project #61-70 - Wings on Jul 2, 2009
Comment: Thank you, I love them
klaml653 rated for 100 Inchies Project #61-70 - Wings on Jun 28, 2009
Comment: thank you!
julieb rated for 100 Inchies Project #51-60 - Summer on Jun 15, 2009
barbie1950 rated for Inchies! Color Series = ORANGE on Jun 10, 2009
Comment: Yery cute orange inchies and I like the holder you made for them. Thank you for the extra goodies.. Barbie
Comment: Thank you for the cutel inchies! I love the lil sailboat!
luvstostamp rated for May ATC swap V on May 26, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC. We have had a slow start to our spring flowers here too. Joyce
ParkinsCrw rated for X~Mas Card Swap International on May 25, 2009
ellie1200 rated for Inchies! Color Series = RED on May 15, 2009
Comment: Very pretty, and I like the handmade envelope holder for them too!
ShirB rated for Inchies! Color Series = PURPLE on May 11, 2009
Comment: Thanks again, love your style!
ShirB rated for Inchies! Color Series = RED on May 11, 2009
Comment: Thank you for great inchies and scraps of red paper :-) I will try to use them in future inchies...

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LittleRed on Jul 4, 2013:

A new REGIONAL CANADIAN Smarties Box SWAP has been posted....Fill an empty Smarties box with summer themed items and send to your partner......Love to have you join!

Tynkerbelle on Dec 22, 2010:

Happy Holidays from The Sharp Shooters Group


"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!" 
--Eskimo proverb

raven on Nov 3, 2009:


Wishing you a Happy November Birthday from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

doublesided on Sep 3, 2009:

Hi! Just a reminder that there are three group swaps in the Inchie Love Group that you still have time to sign up for!

Vintage Hallowe’en Inchies

Spooky Hallowe’en Inchies

Fishy Inchies

Hope to see you in the swaps!

Also if you have any ideas you want to suggest for future swaps, please let me know!

raven on Aug 28, 2009:

Click for a shortcut welcome

Thanks for joining us...Hope you enjoy the group

doublesided on Jul 19, 2009:

Hello! Last day to sign up for the Inchie Love Group Swap Zentangle Inchies, why not join us? You can't go wrong with some white card and a back pen!

grimmlynn on Jun 6, 2009:

Inchie Love has another Group Swap listed! Come join in the fun: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/38688

doublesided on Jun 2, 2009:

Hi! cOMe JoIN thE iNcHie SwAp iN thE InCHiE lOVe gRoUP SIgNuP hErE

Toupti on May 25, 2009:


I’m inviting you to check out my Matchbox swap for Canadians only. Please, feel free to join.

Happy swaps,

Toupti =D

dulcimer on Apr 12, 2009:

If you wish to stay in the group Rubber Stamp Island please pm me to let me know.

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