Swap-bot Time: May 16, 2021 12:07 pm


Date Joined: April 2, 2013
Last Online: March 2, 2021
Birthday: September 10, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me


Hello Im Nancy. Im 35 and live in Portland Oregon.

November 2019 - had a baby boy Nov. 13th Skyler! We are over the moon for him.

March 2019 - Found out I am pregnant with my first baby! woohoo! Due November 7th!

Feb 2018 - getting ready for a 3 week trip to Nicaragua! Granada and corn islands!

Sep 2016 - I just spend 30 days in Indonesia (Bali, Borneo and Java) with my boyfriend. We saw the wild orangutans in Borneo, visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and snorkeled with sea turtles. It was so beautiful!

I love hand embroidery (check out my Flickr) Community gardening, rubber stamping, sewing soft toys, weird art house films, baking gluten free, helping senior citizens and homeless communities.

My sweet baby boy Skyler was born with moderate hearing loss and wears two hearing aids. We are learning ASL!

Why I joined

kirby I have always loved to send things to friends in the mail. I grew up always being the new kid as we moved around a lot, so writing letters and sending silly little things to old friends really got me through some tough times.

Now that we live in the age of social media, my friends do not do the snail mail thing anymore, everyone wants it easy, fast, instant satisfaction, I just can't keep up, and I don't want to.

Favorite Books


Tom Robbins

Shel Silverstein

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

David Sedaris

Ray Bradbury

Philip Pullman

I love magical realism

I love embroidery/sewing books

DIY - especially health, natural skin care, cleaning products, cloth diapering! Vinegar, baking soda and essential oils!

Feminist/Anarchist literature


What I make





felt food

hoop art


sock animals

zipper pouches

costume tails

catnip toys

felt softies


Shrink film is my newest obsession!

Favorite Music



Sigur Ros

Jolie Holland


Helio Sequence

Nine Inch Nails




The Mars Volta


Elliot Smith


modern Classical, 70's and 80's hits

why Im Vegan

vegan Ive been Vegan 10 yrs now and was vegetarian a few years before that. It was a process, I took baby steps and it has been working well for me. I have found that I love food even more, appreciate flavors, textures, cooking, baking from scratch. My bf is vegan too and it really helps to have support and a food prep partner. I eat a lot of raw whole food in warmer months. For health reasons I am also gluten free. No corn. No nuts.

Originally I became vegan for health reasons, my digestive system always suffered with meat/dairy. I have more energy and sleep better. I love animals more and on a deeper level. I am against animal testing and cruelty. I read a lot about animal rights and current issues. Portland is a very vegan friendly place :)



Moomins, kawaii stationary, vegan chocolate, herbal teas, knee-high socks, plants, seeds, glow in the dark things, embroidery floss, cats, snakes, nudibranchs, sea critters, studio Ghibli, trees, rainbows, towers, simplicity, anarchism, feminism, tarot images, I Ching, dia de muertos themes, drumkits, fire, poi, eyes, raccoons, frogs, kid jokes, Autumn, Halloween, heart shapes, spirals, pelvic images, butterflies. Vintage postage stamps! (used and unused)


mokona buttons (bright, small, 2 or 4 holes), stickers (all kinds!), sewing notions (snaps, zippers, eyelets) embroidery floss, fabric scraps, anything animal related, anything vegan, zines ( about anything), heart shapes, patches (weird and/or cute), totoro, kawaii stationary, eye shapes, old keys, magnets, anything with a raccoon, button-pins, origami paper, small cat toys, any type of PC, pelvis images, butterflies, Moomins, any postage stamps (used/unused)


Hip Dysplasia


I thought I'd add a little section on hip dysplasia and spread awareness on this topic. There is very little info about adult hip dysplasia.

I was born with shallow hip sockets (dysplasia), but didn't know it until 2013 (29 yrs old) when my hip pain became debilitating and I had trouble sitting and walking.

Generally, hip dysplasia is difficult to diagnose and doesn't affect you until you are in your twenties. Young people generally get a PAO (peri-acetabular osteotomy) or a hip replacement if there is arthritis.

A PAO (as pictured above) is a major hip surgery that involves cutting and rotating the hip socket to cover more of the femural head. Major pelvic bone cutting involved here!

I had a PAO surgery done Nov. 2013. I was on crutches 15 weeks! I learned how to walk again and am walking better than ever. I am now fully recovered. Though I still struggle with chronic pain, I am getting stronger every day.


lynnpinkdaisy rated for Coloring Therapy on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful coloring job you did! Your son sounds like such a wonderful child! And smart too! It's always amazing how quickly they learn. I hope you all enjoy learning ASL as a family!
Leekoba rated for Coloring Page Letter on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: You've got a pretty busy life even during Covid! Thanks for the swap! Happy Swapping!
MauiMami rated for 2020 Reflective Questionnaire on Jan 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. It seems to me after reading that you are a strong, intelligent Mama Bear who loves her Baby and family very much. Aloha to you and your 'ohana.
PlannerCoz rated for Pen Pal for Moms on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Oh Nancy, I'm sending you virtual hugs!! Congratulations on your new baby boy and enjoy all the little moments he brings, they grow up way too fast.
Emietta rated for πŸ„MUSHROOMSπŸ„ #01 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the really sweet shroomy mail. I really liked all of it! Apologies for the pretty late rating!
MikiJoyce rated for Weird/Strange Postcard on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card (:
Comment: love the totoro stickers! #BLM
Comment: Thank you for the card--it's so sobering to see lists of names. Thank you also for putting together such an important swap. <3
LavenderSprinkles rated for BLM Letter PVT Swap on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and enclosures. It was so good to hear from you. I appreciate you supporting this cause.
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: You are the best!! I LOVE THE POSTCARDS 😍😍😍
Comment: Thank you for the cards and the cute pin! I love them!
stiffneck78 rated for Quick Owl Themed Halloween Card on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: (((NANCY)))Thank you for the cute card and freaking awesome postcards. I've never heard of this artist and I am diggin her! Congratulations on your baby!!! Yayyyy!!! πŸ‘ΆπŸ’—
christy102194 rated for 🍡πŸ”₯✍️ on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Sounds like you are quite busy prepping for the little one! :)
Comment: Hello! Thanks so much for the beautifully decorated envelope. I was very happy to receive it. Loved the snail mail postcard too :)
Eulegirl rated for valentine card with tea on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: This is the cutest Valentine's Day card ever!!! Also, I'm so very intrigued by the unusual tea flavors. Thank you so much!
mags142 rated for Halloween Card Swap #6 on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Hello Nancy! Thanks for the Halloween greeting and awesome decorated envelope! Happy birthday to your Python!! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween :)
Mimosagirl rated for Halloween Card Swap #7 on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful decorated envelope and I love the card! So funny!! The extras are very much appreciated. Happy swapping!
denisedecker58 rated for Halloween Card Swap #5 on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you and Happy Halloween!!

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Itti on Jul 2, 2019:

Hi! As a snake owner and animal lover I thought the Scales 'n' Tails Swapbot group might be up your alley!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 27, 2017:

Good thing I looked!

pne on Feb 22, 2017:

Your "return to sender" postcard is in the post now :)

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2017:

Welcome to VEGS!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

YooperHill on Jun 7, 2016:

I was so happy to get my purple mail today! Thank you for Angeling me!

marinda on Mar 5, 2016:

TY TY TY for sending my Mario postcard back! :) :)

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