Swap-bot Time: August 9, 2022 3:45 pm


Date Joined: January 28, 2018
Last Online: July 22, 2022
Birthday: March 6, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm 46 and wrote lots of pen pals for years, swapped slams, fbs, etc.

I'm married, no kids, one cat. Jon drives me nuts, makes me crazy, but he's my best friend & my world. We started dating twenty four years ago this March! Been married since 9/30/00.

I play flute with a local band. I live in a small-ish town as my parents’ caregivers.

I love planning, reading, history, gardening, canning, camping, photography, animals, classic cars, sci-fi, the ocean, zentangle, weaving, letterboxing, gnomes, yard sales, antiquing, etc

I’m just getting into ATCs. I’m no artist but I love the idea of creating art on a miniature scale. Same thing with zentangle - my hands shake too much to be any good but I enjoy it all the same.

I'm involved with my UCC church and am rather liberal, but try not to talk about religion or politics!

I'm outgoing for my job, but I'm actually rather introverted. I have bipolar, MDD, anxiety, & a few chronic illnesses. I’m autistic and proud!

I work in a group home taking care of three lovely men with disabilities.

Random things I love: turtles, cats, rainbows, cosmetic bags to put my pens & markers in, journals/notebooks/pretty notepads, my planner, stickers, bookmarks, gnomes, European history (especially War of the Roses/Tudors), documentaries, etc.

I am here to make friends & to make some new penpals - as I said above, I'm getting back into the hobby & really miss it.

Ive joined several penpal and notecard related swaps so I hope to meet you there!

I am a long letter writer, but I mainly type my letters. I'll try to hand write occasionally, & if you decide to write I'll be happy to share the details of why I prefer to type. I am not a penpal collector, I'm looking for long term friendships & I'm interested in chatting about more than tv, movies, and the weather (don't get me wrong, I talk about that too!). Friendship should develop over time, and the length of my letters will grow as we know each other better. Yours should too :).

My life is insanely busy, and I won't be answering your letter right away. You shouldn't be feeling pressured to either! Penpaling is a hobby and I love it, but it shouldn't feel like work, or stress or a huge commitment, it should be fun. I usually reply in a month or less so please keep that in mind, too :).

I also swap fbs, ATCs, slams, decos, sticker & label bags or any other type of bag. I'm up for a few regular, long term swappers & or pals - I'd like to swap fbs and decos by the box/large priority envelope but any size/amount is awesome! Excess is always wanted!

I'd really really love to make some fbs and slams for you - if you feel comfortable sending me your address & / or sending me address labels, I'd be so grateful! I'm getting sick of making stuff only for me, that's no fun.... :)

My address Anastacia Zittel 169 West St Douglas MA 01516

Please note: while I have been on swap-bot for a few years, please be aware I’m basically a new member!

Wish list

FBs Label bags Decos Address labels Unused forever stamps Washi (samples okay) Watercolor paints ATCs Origami paper Stickers (no teacher/reward, cut up is okay) Pretty computer paper Small envelopes to make sticker/label bags out of Zentangle supplies Fine tip markers Wax stamps and sealing wax beads Anything with gnomes

Please… no postcards or exchange slips

No postcards or stationery sets please

Favorite Movies

Star Trek Star Wars Princess Bride Serenity Waterworld Any corny disaster, end of the world movie Jurassic Park (original) Galaxy Quest

Favorite Crafts

Planning Knitting Crochet Weaving Spinning Origami Watercolors ATCs Zentangle

Favorite Television

Firefly Buffy Dollhouse Orville Good Place Modern Family Star Trek Angel the Middle Orville CSI Big Bang Theory Life in Pieces


We just lost our beloved furbaby the end of April. We miss him very much.

We do however have a fish tank with African Dwarf Frogs, various types of fish, many many shrimp, and Mystery Snails. The snails are our favorite- they are very active little critters who love to climb high on the tank walls, let go and float slowly to the bottom. We call it parasnailing!


Robinarie rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #231 on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Message sent to you July 9th. I see you have not marked sent, nor have you signed in to swap-bot since June 24. I have not received. You are welcome to re-send. If so, I will gladly re-rate. I hope you are well. Robin
Response: HimRobin! I’m sorry, I didn’t see your earlier message! Life got in the way unfortunately. I make no excuses, you know how it goes. I am planning on getting my swaps caught up as soon as I can, probably early next week. Thanks for your patience.
Comment: I love it- great work!
Response: Thank you! I tried!
Comment: Thank you!😊
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
theoriginalbrooke rated for New Pen Pal on Jun 20, 2022
ReginaDrago rated for Books, Bags, Sheets Mini Swap #7 on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you! Prepping and getting ready to move along!
Comment: Thank you for all my stickers
KSENiA rated for R&W: What I read in May EMail on Jun 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Jafferty rated for Keep our Friendship Books moving. on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for another great swap!
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
Comment: Thanks Anastacia for the friendship sheets. It arrived today.
lefroggy rated for R&W: What I read in May EMail on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending the email.
riftvegan rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #11 on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the update! oof... very hard, dealing with hoarding and that kind of mental health stuff! Hope you can find some good help for your Mom. Also, your 5K run... so ambitious! I love it!
USAFwife rated for R&W: What I read in May EMail on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Hope you can settle in soon and enjoy a book. :) When we move, I go through a LOT of old favorite audiobooks. I pack to Agatha Christie rather than music. :)
Response: Now you tell me! 😀
USAFwife rated for R&W: Mental Health reading on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: I'm sorry you couldn't get into a book for this month - I tried (and failed) with a few. It can be hard to read a book like this on command. :(
Response: Reading slumps/lack of time stinks!
Comment: Thanks for the happy mail, especially the stamps!!
Response: You’re welcome!
vigdisblom rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #11 on Jun 2, 2022
jandmterry rated for New Pen Pal on May 31, 2022
Comment: I greatly enjoyed reading your letter. I will be writing you back in the next few weeks. Thank you for the stickers. ❤️❤️
Response: Awesome! Sounds like a plan!

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yvonne401 on May 26, 2022:

Welcome to Artistic Profile Deco Group! It's great to have you here!



sushma on Feb 22, 2018:

Hello Anastacia! It was so sweet of you to leave a hello message on my profile! I'm glad we're partners for the Reading challenge 2018. :)

momma197464 on Feb 8, 2018:

I am stopping by to give you a BIG HELLO FROM TEXAS. I hope you are doing well and staying warm cause here in Texas it is still cold for some reason.

Love and Hugs, Michelle

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ifzaaras on Feb 8, 2018:

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Hi, I hope you are enjoying your day so far. I also am a big fan of wiches and vampires. I would recommend the infernal devices series by Cassandra Clare- it is packed full of mystical creatures.

cindygroet on Feb 7, 2018:

Quick and easy profile message #13:

Hi Anastacia, I hope you find nice penpals here in this community. Did you know I am hosting a Happy Birthday march swap for people who celebrate their b-day in March? Maybe you want to join, just take a look on my profile. Have a wonderful day, Cindy

holosquishy on Feb 5, 2018:

(quick and easy profile message #10) Hi!

I too love my partner but fight a lot. We have been together 4 years. So I'm plenty happy. I love to crochet and knit to release tension. I hope you are making something fun right now!


momma197464 on Feb 3, 2018:

Hello from Texas, I hope your day is great so far. My day is good so far . Love and hugs, Michelle Swap Quick and Easy Profile message #9

reauk on Feb 3, 2018:

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hope you are having a great evening its 8.02 pm in England the weather is cold wet and raining im a big fan of snail mail and been pen palling since i was 8 years old take care hope to swap again with you .

Poohtat on Feb 2, 2018:

Have fun!!

TonyaAshe on Feb 2, 2018:

Wishing you a beautiful day that is blessed beyond measure with love, joy, hope and strength.

Tonya from Quick and Easy Profile message #10

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