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Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: October 22, 2013

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PLEASE NOTE - I have been diagonalized with a complex type of Bell's Palsy & I have other issues and after an MRI there is a anomaly on/in my brain and we now have to deal with this and I have no idea what will happen or when. So I am stepping way at this time. I've sent all my swaps and will try to rate all that come to me in a timely manner but right now my life is not my own. Thank you for understanding.

I am a retired Children's Librarian but I now work as a Research Librarian now which is a challenge. I collect rare 1st ed., 1st printed books. I "hunt" for mine, I don't just buy them, I spend hours in thrift stores & used bookstores.

Please send NOTHING that has been around smoke. My grandson has Asthma that is triggered by even the smell of smoke. Thank you so much.

I want to experience things I never have so just send what you like and I'm sure it will be wonderful! I have never flaked and never will.


I'm a religious Jew so I would prefer to not receive any Christian items (Easter, Christmas, Snowflakes.) Thank you ahead of time for your consideration.

Favorite Books

I'm so open. I read everything from young adult to classics. I'm never without a book. The first two book I give to a friend are "The Giver" by Lois Lowery & "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague " by Geraldine Brooks. The ending of "The Giver" is very ambiguous so I love learning how people think it ends. As genres I love history, historical fiction, sci-fi, mystery, mythology ( all types)., fairy tales (old & new) & books with complex plots. I don't do love stories or beach reads.

Favorite Music

R&B, Santana, Elvis (Presley & Costello), Johnny (Cash & Lang). Almost anything with a deep base.

I do like

Lace ribbons, buttons, charms & pieces of satin or velvet (5x7) would be loved. I love all the characters in "Alice in Wonderland" characters (Original not Disney). Old maps, sheet music & b&w photos. Keys: tiny, small & old, fairies. I drink non-caffeinated fruit tea & flavored hot coco.

My favourite colours for fabric are deep royal hues & rich as well as vibrant colours. Not really solid but with some hint of movement. I prefer unique to traditional & odd to safe. I also like quirky, uncommon & small antiques. Just about any thing that makes you go "hmmmm" I'll like.

Favorite Crafts

I quilt but like to put my own twist on a pattern. I string beads & make jewelery. I also knit but mainly simple patterns. I love Steampunk art but have yet to take it on. My next challenge is to rock ATC's. Love them just need to own them & stop being afraid of them.

Fairy Tale

I am the eldest daughter of 4 girls born to a wealthy cloth merchant who lacked an son. He had a lust to grow as high socially as he had grown monetarily. So, I was to be sold (married) to the highest bidder. I'm only fair, not really pretty. I have few skills in the arts of keeping a home & at the age of 20 years I am considered "old". I'm sure it will be a low bid but my father will climb one step high in the social ranks. I have no idea who this man will be or how I'll handle being a wife but I have no choice, this is my life's path.

No thank you

NOTHING that has been around smoke *Princess & Disney items. *Plastic Jewelry (except for vintage) *Sachets, candles or soaps *Make up, lip gloss or perfume *Coffee or Black & Green Tea.


StuntMum rated for Carpe Librum - Favourite Poem on Nov 4, 2013
Comment: Thank you for sharing this poem with me - it is just lovely. I think I will have to teach it to my daughters :) thank you for the lovely extras too. :)
FunsizeSteph rated for Send me your Favorite Poem on Oct 20, 2013
Comment: thank you for everything the badges, the quikt squares and the poems :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the patch. :)
Peachapatchi rated for reading a book -postcardswap #2 on Oct 16, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the amazing postcard!
ca11mecupcake rated for The Three Wishes on Oct 6, 2013
Comment: What an amazing swap! I absolutely loved reading about your life and experiences!!! When I read your answer to your favorite tv shows growing up, I had to remind myself that tv hasn't been around forever and that some kids had to grow up without it! I loved that instead, you played with marbles and I think it's great you're teaching your grandson! Your answers were refreshing and honest and offered me a different perspective than what I'm used to; for that, I thank you again! I also ADORE the necklace!! I plan on wearing it all this month for Halloween!!! Everything was awesome! Definitely one of my favorite swaps so far! :D <3
Response: You're very welcome.
Nnyla rated for Book Lovers Postcard Swap #1 on Oct 3, 2013
Comment: Thanks! Great postcard! I DO wonder what she's thinking!
Comment: Thank you so much for all of your answers! It was fascinating seeing other peoples reading habits.
Comment: Thanks for the cute bookworm card!
Luvslife3 rated for Calling All Crafters! Craft Swap on Sep 25, 2013
Comment: I Adore the pig you made for me!!! Thank you so much!!
Jester777 rated for Inexspensive Etsy swap September on Sep 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much!
pammykn rated for Carpe Librum ~ Book Club September on Sep 21, 2013
Comment: Arielah, I have heard many people rave about The Night Circus. And ... I can see you are another. Still not sure if this is my type of book but I did enjoy reading your well thought-out review.
fusionnus rated for One Card One Partner #14 on Sep 20, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard.
Comment: I love the honesty of your answers! Thanks so much for your responses.
Lynne72 rated for A To Z Questions on Sep 13, 2013
Comment: thanks for sharing!!
katiewoo rated for Etsy Fave swap ($7-9) INTERNATIONAL on Sep 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute caravan!
Morte rated for Zombie Apocalypse Survival Diary on Sep 10, 2013
Comment: Hah! Irony abounds! In my journal my husband and myself were heading *to* Seattle. You should get in touch with my Mom. She goes by AynE on here and just moved to Tacoma. I'm sure she would love to get to know another Jewish Swap-Botter in the area (sic)...
Response: I would have let you in if you had gotten here before the zombies!
mrsb007 rated for Jigsaw Puzzle ATC on Sep 9, 2013
Comment: thank you for the lovely atc
istva rated for Pick 3 Swap - September on Sep 9, 2013
Comment: Wow, Arielah! All the amazing things you chose to send to me were beyond lovely, such a wonderful surprise to open up that envelope and see. Everything you chose I just LOVE (the yarn is so pretty!) Thank you SO much!
sunshinesuperman rated for CHWH - Spooky Greetings! on Sep 9, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I just adore Halloween! The tags you sent are AMAZING! I love them. What a super swap. Hugs, Mona

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PhoenixSwap on Nov 14, 2013:

Hello, round nr. 4 of The Vampire Book is up! Feel free to join :)

willap on Aug 25, 2013:

Thank you for joining my first swap, Puzzle pieces with a Butterfly. Have a happy day.

freespirit66 on Apr 7, 2009:

~~ Arielah ~~

Thank you so much for two books that I have wanted for such a LONG time: "Hello, Cupcake!" and "The Sun Egg" - both just in time for Easter.

Sophia, Olivia, and I are going to have a lot of fun making some special cupcakes for Sunday's Easter dinner after taking a look through the book.

The girls will receive "The Sun Egg" on Easter. I know they will love the book because many of the books they enjoy listening to again and again are by Elsa Beskow (the author of "The Sun Egg").

Thank you for your generosity....and for creating some special times for the girls and I in the future through baking and reading!

~~* Ann *~~

MissThundercat on Mar 24, 2009:

thank you so very very VERY much for the wonderful prints/ACEOS you sent me through etsy for my feb. wishlist. I apologise for my lateness in thanking you for this lovely gift. But I am most grateful, truely! hugs

Nicc79 on Mar 16, 2009:

TeaNi on Mar 9, 2009:

PS thought you might like to know, the 2 amigurumi chihuahuas have been named Rainbow and Patrick and are currently on display as a centerpiece for our dining room table- haha!;)

TeaNi on Mar 9, 2009:


for not one, but two delightful packages of etsy favorites for my wishlist! You have made not one, not two, but three gals in my home very happy both today and in the past. Every time we enjoy our lovely gifts, we will think of you with affection! (((hugs))) x3 from TeaNi and my 2 teeny-tinies (couldn't resist) ;oP

thatzghetto on Feb 23, 2009:

Thank you for the two VERY cute outfits for little Kenslee. I can't wait to see her in them and get you pictures. :)

naynay on Feb 19, 2009:

Thank you for the Etsy fave for the Feb. wishlist. I don't make it over to your location too often. We had to pick our daughter up from camp near there this summer and stopped to shop at the mall for school. When I dropped her off at GS camp I decided to drive back around through Shelton for a scenic drive (most of them are that anyway around here) / avoiding the bridge. Of course I looked at miles to see if a $4 toll outweighed a gallon of gas. About the same mileage so I went that way. Have a good day! Naomi

trvLjunkie on Feb 15, 2009:

I've never been flaked on before and it was sooo sooo kind of you to be my angel. You not only got me the required items, but you totally went above and beyond! The fabric, the ric rac, the magnet heart..You are so sweet!!! The items you gave me are so useful! My favorite has got to be the beads...they are so pretty...Thanks so much! =)

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