Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 2:34 am


Date Joined: May 9, 2011
Last Online: April 12, 2019
Birthday: April 16
Country: Canada

About Me

I'm easing up on swaps for the next several weeks as I await colon surgery, possible removal of my gall bladder, too. I expect to be back in full force later this spring. Yes! Walked the Ride for Refuge 5k on Oct 3/15 A beautiful day with 725 walkers and cyclists, including my husband/kidney donor. Thanks be to God for his gift of life in 2008. On January 31, 2015 we celebrated seven full years since our operations. December 12, 2014 Married 44 years to my sweetheart. Cat lover (though cat-less at the moment). Public librarian for 26 years; Church librarian for 20 years. Devotee of British crime and mystery television series.

Favorite Crafts

Used to be quilting (still have 12 drawers of 100% cotton pre-washed fabric). Now paper crafts, esp ATCs and book/bookmark making, collage and art journalling. Want to do some stitching on paper. Favorite supplies include glue stick, ATG, glitter glue (in moderation - wait! Is there such a thing with glitter?), chalk inks, Xacto knife, Bind-it-all, composition books to alter. Like to add beads, words, occasional stamped images, mostly swirls and abstracts

Favorite Movies

Classics like Man in the White Suit, Lavender Hill Mob, Captain's Paradise, Kind Hearts and Coronets (all Alec Guinness); Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Tale of two cities, It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Carol (Alistair Sim, early 1950s).

More modern titles: Speed, Fargo, Terminator (the first in the series), The Mission

Favorite Books

I read (well, dip into) a lot of non-fiction - odd history, biography, personal travel. In fiction, right now I prefer British historical mysteries - Bernard Cornwell (prehistoric through medieval), Bernard Knight (Crowner John), Kate Sedley (Roger the Chapman), Edward Rutherfurd (BIG histories). Once I start a series/author, I want to read them all. I'm also discovering some very good young adult novels.


Anything to do with libraries (bookmarks, old checkout receipts, postcards, etc); postage stamps esp those with people or flowers; lavender - colour, scent, plant, lavender fairies; handmade paper; collages, ATCs, inchies; pictures of weird inventions; cartoons and comic strips; cats; odd ephemera - fortune cookie slips, weight machine fortunes; ticket stubs, bus transfers, ads, pages from large atlases; bookmarks; green, blue, purple, and rainbow anything. I've been looking and looking for stickers of tuxedo cats about 1/2" height. If you see any, I'd appreciate knowing the manufacturer - or even receiving a packet. Many thanks.

Charming quote: What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp - Author unknown


Werewolves, zombies, vampires; Kawaii, Hello Kitty and cutesy stickers (except tuxedo cats as above); anti-Christian sentiments; off-colour humour. No food/tea/coffee or cosmetics, thanks.

Favorite Television

I gave up cable in 1999 - too many commercials, too much trash, taking too much time - but kept our tv and DVD player. Now I watch what I want when I want, mostly PBS and BBC series borrowed from the public library. Right now enjoying "CSI", "Waking the dead", "Castle". Looking forward to the next "Game of Thrones".


tizzicat rated for Interest me No. 32 on Mar 5, 2016
Comment: Sorry Judy, but I never received this and did message you, but never heard anything back
Comment: Thank you for the owl postcard!! I love it. : )
Comment: Thanks Judy, lots of fun words to use.
Comment: Many thanks for the beautiful card. It almost looks like a storebought postcard :-)
AndreaJ rated for Bookmarks' Swap (January) on Jan 11, 2016
Comment: Nice bookmarks! Thank you so much.
Response: So glad you like them. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelopes and the detailed letter. Awesome packaging job, too.
Response: Enjoyed this swap very much indeed. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
HOLDENV84 rated for Bookmarks' Swap (January) on Jan 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all the bookmarks. I am in love with them all. And for giving me details on where you got them was amazing. I love the stories behind them. Thanks for being part of the swap and they will definitely be added to my collection!
Response: I'm pleased to share my love of bookmarks with you. Glad you enjoyed receiving them. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
marles rated for It's a Write Day on Jan 8, 2016
Comment: Thanks
Hijinkz rated for Interest me No. 32 on Jan 8, 2016
Comment: Sounds kind of like explaining the use of sign language. It's kinda neat.
Response: Not a quick read, but fascinating how the cultures try to talk with each other - and overcome prejudices at the same time. Thanks for rating!
basykes rated for CL: What Are You Reading? December on Dec 16, 2015
Comment: Are you the one who sent me the review of Last Ragged Breath? (no name, and no swap name on the PC). If so, thanks a lot. I'd never read anything by Julia Keller and you've made me interested in her.
Response: Yes, Bev, I was your partner.My apologies for leaving out my name and the swap! I do hope you have a chance to read one of Keller's novels - "A killing in the hills" is the first.
thenazka rated for Interest me no. 29 on Oct 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you for sharing, it sounds interesting!
Response: I'm glad you found it interesting. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Teppi1014 rated for 12 Books To Read on Oct 17, 2015
Comment: Awesome job. I'm ready to read.
Response: Glad you found the list useful, Stephanie - I'm looking forward to lots of good reading on it. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
CalyD rated for 12 Books To Read on Oct 15, 2015
Comment: Wow what an unusual list! Thanks so much for including descriptions of what they are about. Nicely done. Happy Reading to you!
Response: I hope the notes will help you find something intriguing, perhaps to add to your own reading. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
HOLDENV84 rated for 12 Books To Read on Oct 12, 2015
Comment: Thank you for recommending some great books and thank you for putting the notes onto the books so I could get an idea of why I should read them.
Response: I'm glad they help make sense of the list. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
JenniferKG rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 3rd Quarter on Oct 8, 2015
Comment: This was definitely one of the coolest swaps I've gotten lately! Can I steal your idea for the next quarter? I just loved how it looked like a book! Also? I, too, love Terry Pratchett. He left this world far too young. Robin Hobb is pretty great, too. Looks like our reading habits overlap. :) Happy Swapping! ~Jen
Response: By all means, Jen, use the format however you wish. I'm glad you found things in common with our reading. Have you read any Joe Abercrombie? His "Shattered sea' series is very good, too. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
gustashe rated for Interest me no. 29 on Oct 7, 2015
Comment: Thanks !! I love to read!!! It didn't quite get the name. Could you send it to me !!!
Response: Sure, the author is Spencer Quinn and the title "Scents and sensibility". Hope this helps. Thanks for rating!
lostinavalon rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 3rd Quarter on Oct 3, 2015
Comment: Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing your reading log with me!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for rating and for the heart!
Phish rated for Interest me no. 26 on Jul 10, 2015
Comment: I haven't read a Stephen King book in forever. Maybe I'll go pick this one up. ^-^ thank you for sending!
swededreams rated for Interest me no. 26 on Jul 10, 2015
Comment: I was just thinking I should try a S. King book again. I read one awhile back and it freaked me out so badly I couldn't finish it, LOL. I have a really vivid imagination sometimes! Thanks!
JaneInSD rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 2nd Quarter on Jun 28, 2015
Comment: Let me just say, I LOVE the book you created for your log. So creative!!! I may have to steal that idea....:-) I also read the First Law Trilogy from Abercrombie. Such a good series! I met him last year at Comic Con and had him sign my books and got my picture taken with him. Such a nice guy! Plus, I love his British accent! I will definitely check out some of the books you read. We seem to like some of the same stuff. I'm always looking for new authors and book series. thanks again!
Response: Well! You actually got to meet Joe Abercrombie. What an experience - I am so envious. I've just finished Assassin's Apprentice, the first in a trilogy by Robin Hobbs. A bit slow (compared with JA) but still interesting. You might want to try it. Thanks so much for your comment, Jane, and for rating with a heart.

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gustashe on Oct 8, 2015:

I love love ripper street!!!!!!

rngstgstll on Jan 31, 2014:

What a wonderful, thoughtful letter to receive! Thanks so much, your reflections on Burns NIght capped off a very interesting and thought-provoking day :)

janski48 on Apr 9, 2013:

Thank you so much for the package you sent! The fudge was wonderful! Please thank Shirley, the store owner, for the magazine and let her know how yummy the fudge was! I'll be seeing Greg tomorrow and show him the card you sent wishing us all happy Easter with the special shout out to him. :) He's still doing really well and has even gained enough weight to have a bit of a belly. He's always been very skinny! lol He loves to work out in his yard and is getting his flower bed refreshed and enjoying our nice weather. I hope things are going well with you too! :)

janski48 on Aug 29, 2012:

My brother in law Greg is now out of surgery with his new kidney and Pancreas! It went really well and his blood sugar started stabilizing on its own! Woo hoo! Thank you Lord!

janski48 on Sep 14, 2011:

Hi Tagorlily! Thanks for visiting my profile! My brother in law's name is Greg and he is still in the testing period. They had tested at a hospital in Tenn. and come to find out their insurance didn't cover it! So they started the process over again and waiting for more testing. They found out his brother isn't a match and he's been having some depression. He has problems with the fistula clogging up. They wanted to put a port in, but he didn't want to do it. He almost didn't go to have the fistula fixed. On a lighter note, I would love for you to forward anything you might think I'm interested in regarding the show "Once Upon a Time" . I can hardly wait for this to start! I'd be happy to trade with you for what you're sending. You could pick somethings or I could pick something from your profile! Happy Swapping!

janski48 on Jul 16, 2011:

Hi Tagorlily1! I was one of your partners for Random mag inchies and was reading your profile. I noticed we have several things in common, but one stood out to me. My brother-in-law is just now getting on the donor list for a kidney. His brother has tested to see if he's a match and he is. Now we are waiting for the insurance to get going and all the testing completed. It's inspirational to see someone doing so well after the transplant! Happy swapping to you and welcome to swap bot!

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