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BethiquaC

BethiquaC
Date Joined: June 25, 2020
Last Online: October 26, 2022
Birthday: May 31
Country: United States

About Me

Updated 10/26/22

Back from a Swapbot hiatus. Looking forward to joining some new groups, and participating in some of my old favorites.

Updated 1/1/22

Happy New Year everyone. I can down with the Omicron variant around Christmas (despite being vaxxed and boosted) and am just recovering. If I somehow missed rating you, please message me and I will correct it right away!

Updated 11/1/2021

Please be kind in your communications - I do my absolute best to send on time and to rate on time. Occasionally things get lost in the mail, or I run a day late, but I always reach out to my partners in the rare chance that happens. If you don't receive something from me, please let me know because I am always happy to resend!

Updated: 11/1/21:

I love crafting, art, camping, cooking, hiking, coffee, yoga and books! The types of crafts I enjoy are counted cross-stitch, I'm learning embroidery and slow-stitching, anything Cricut related, knitting, and I am desperately trying to learn how to sew, although I don't make enough time for it. Newest craft: improvisational quilting which I love!

My goals for this winter (again) are to actual try and sew every weekend and to re-learn the ukulele which I played in a choir as a kid (I grew up partially in Hawaii).

For cooking, I currently love my air fryer, my cast iron skillet and as a working mom, my crockpot is my bff. I love to try new things - especially with flavored vinegars and olive oils. I am less great at baking. I've been vegan and vegetarian in the past, but I do eat meat now, but have some great non-meat recipes to share. I'm not the biggest baker in the world - I prefer savory to sweet overall, but the occasional cookie/bread/pie is fun too, especially around the holidays.

I've spent the past 9 months trying to improve my drawing skills by doodling and/or sketching daily. I enjoy the work of Lisa Congdon a lot (and have taken some online classes with her), and my favorite supplies are Micron pens and colored pencils. I’m learning to use gouache these days. I've also been experimenting a ton with mixed media and paper collage which has been a lot of fun! ATCs and smaller art are what I love doing the most.

It's all about coffee all of the time. I love tea too - I like most flavors of tea, bagged for mailing purposes and trying new and exotic flavors. I currently do not need any green teas.

I love music - particularly 80s-00s rock, some country, and 1980s/90s movies and TV shows. These bands run from REM, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Def Leppard, DMB to Billy Joel, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, John Denver and The Monkees. I also love Demi Lovato, Tegan and Sara, Jess Glynne and Broadway shows such as Rent, West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Les Mis & Hamilton, If/Then to name a few. Live music and concerts is one of my favorite pre-pandemic activities.

Things I love:

Animals that have special meaning to me are llamas, foxes, flamingos, and penguins.

Themes & patterns I love: Typewriters Pineapples Sunglasses Vintage 1960s-1970s patterns of any sort/Mid-century Bold geometrics Rainbows Camping Lunar and celestial

Other passions: Farmers' markets Overpurchasing craft/arts supplies Board, card and dice games 1960s/1970s vintage décor My 1855 farmhouse Yoga Peloton Cookbooks Distance Running Animal Rescue Jigsaw puzzles Anything that has my name spelled correctly (Elisabeth, although I typically go by Beth) Zines

I've never met a bookstore that I didn't like - and I typically have a stack of 8-10 books that I need to read. I usually read fiction, short story, memoir and YA. Some of my favorite books are Never Let Me Go, Elsewhere, The Diary of Anne Frank, Station Eleven, and Before the Coffee Gets Cold. I also love UK magazines such as Flow, Bella Grace & Daphne's Diary, and I spend entirely too much on subscribing to them.

I don’t get to watch a ton of TV and rarely movies with my work schedule but I’ve been enjoying binges of Younger, Upload, the Crown, Marvel’s Runaways, Money Heist Letterkenny and Schitt’s Creek. I enjoy some reality TV like the Circle, Survivor and Below Deck!

Dedicated animal rescuer to two pitbull mixes and 8 cats, queer lesbian-identifying single parent to 3 amazing tween, teen & young adult humans, pre-pandemic world traveler to 37 states and over 20 countries & excited to send and receive real mail! I work in the healthcare field and higher education - both of which are extremely stressful and crafting, letter writing and books are the way that I try and practice self-care.

I just finished a 300 hour yoga teacher certification and am spending a lot of my free time depending my understanding of meditation, pranayama, Ayurvedic and asana.

Swap Likes (anything listed above plus): Themes: anything animal, food, book, music, travel, 🏳️‍🌈 related, related to Hawaiian or Swiss culture (2 of my cultural homes). Brightly Patterned & bold paper ATCs Washi Tape Stickers - all sizes and most themes, except infant/toddler/school/reward oriented/Disney/planner Folded Notecards w/Envelopes Stationary Ribbon Mid-century design Modern art (Pollack, Rothko, Haring etc.) Tea (except chamomile), instant flavored coffees Mini-books Pens Anything with thoughtful quotes Craft-related Yoga-related

For writing/poetry I don’t mind dark themes, dirty limericks, innuendo, farce or cursing! (With COVID-19 trying time avoid anything pandemic related). Not a huge fan of horror/gore.

Food issues: I recently had an allergic reaction and have to avoid mushrooms for the time being, so no recipes including those for now - sorry!

Dislikes: Anything related to animal cruelty, guns, significant gore/horror, proselytizing in anyway, random little bits of paper, playing cards, clowns, glitter, confetti

Right now, my favorite swaps focus on Zines, ATCs, flash fiction, cooking, reading, letter writing and anything else that inspires creativity and community.

Ratings

KitsuneSK rated for December 2021: What Did You Read? on May 23, 2022
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Comment: I'm sorry it wasn't working out, but thank you for just messaging me it instead! The Christmas book sounds really interesting to me and so does Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters. I'm not that into non-fiction though, so I'm not sure I'll ever pick it up, but thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you for being patient with my rating delays! Thanks for your email and what you wrote, it's always nice to read through your thoughts! I hope you have a lovely week :)
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I just found a pile of mail stuck in my couch cushions. Tha k younfor your wonderful zine.
nomadmama rated for Zine- Random Signs of Life #5 on May 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful zine. Lots of amazing places to explore.
AJ73 rated for 1 to 10 swap (2) on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Beth. I loved learning so many things about you! I love that you rescue animals (one of the many things I like! I used to read ALL the time but not so much any more. I’m so sorry you got Covid, extremely happy you are better and that your lungs are healing!!! My vacation is in June, too! We are going to the beach!!! It has been a pleasure meeting you!
soyprincesa2 rated for Zine- Random Signs of Life #5 on May 2, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful zine and choices are really great. I am from Vegas and just 4 hours from the Grand Canyon and didn't get to visit there until my honeymoon!!! All the other spots I haven't seen either. I really want to go to New Zealand and Italy as well. I hope you get there!!! Thanks.
kizzlets rated for ATC Bag #104 (USA) on Apr 30, 2022
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Comment: First original swap did not arrive. Second also did not arrive, I suspect both had postage due, but I chose not to pay and pick them up. User sent a third swap, this time certified mail. I know it will arrive, finally!!
Response: Resent mailed today. Hope the lost mail makes it to you and that you receive both bags. I look forward to you re-rating me.
naomiockerman rated for March 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 23, 2022
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Comment: thank you! books look interesting!
mb58ca rated for The Days of My Life - March on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: I enjoyed reading about your month. I can relate to a lot of your days. And a zillion thanks for that awesome postcard!
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Comment: thank you so much for sharing the books you read! they seem to be so interesting :D
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I agree that saying goodbye to the book series can be hard ;)
marles rated for True or False on Apr 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks! Great card! I think you don't play the harp.
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Comment: Thanks so much for re-sending the swap. The books - Cazalet Chronicles sounded really good and I was hoping that I could get and read them for free from Kindle Unlimited but unfortunately they weren't on the list. Have an awesome day! 🌹🌹🌹
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Comment: Beth! Your zine is here. I loved all the recommendations - specially the books to read since a lot of them are from my fav list. The last page was the best though - these recommendations about life - more like life lessons - loved it! Keep making more zines and I hope we get to swap in the future too.
writemoreletters rated for ZINE WORD OF THE YEAR on Apr 4, 2022
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Comment: I loved your zine about your word of the year! It was interesting reading about the word "stitch" and the connections you made to it. Really cool!
soyprincesa2 rated for ZINE WORD OF THE YEAR on Mar 30, 2022
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Comment: STITCH is a great word!!! I love it. I learned some things from your zine. I loved learning the different kinds of sticking. Thank you.
Wylde rated for ZINE WORD OF THE YEAR on Mar 30, 2022
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Comment: I love the word you selected for your word of the year zine! I love to sew and knit so the stitching really resonated with me. May you find enjoyment in each stitch this year.
nomadmama rated for ZINE WORD OF THE YEAR on Mar 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your zine. I wish you luck with your word of the year. It's nice to have such a calming hobby/intetest. Your note card set is gorgeous!
dorcii rated for February 2022: What Did You Read? on Mar 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your mail :)
Onyx rated for LLU: 😞 Books I Regret Reading on Mar 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cool food card, and the warnings about those books. I also hate books where the main character is a jerk. We encounter so many jerks in life I don’t want to voluntarily invite them into my brain when I am reading :).

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Comments

soyprincesa2 on Feb 6, 2022:

Thank you so so much for the Join My Club Zine. What wonderful memories of my teen years!!! Thank you so much!!! ❤💙💚💛

knitterofhats on Sep 8, 2021:

Please mail World Gratitude Day on Sept 21 - Write a Letter ASAP. This swap is late.

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