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ClockworkKaren

ClockworkKaren
Date Joined: April 3, 2021
Last Online: August 17, 2021
Birthday: November 27
Country: United States

Updates

7/20/21: I'm reining myself WAY back on Swap-bot due to increasing issues in my life. If you are one of the people in the swaps I signed up for previously, please know that you WILL get get your swap item. I am working to complete and mail them as quickly as I can. Sometimes life just really sucks and tries to suffocate -- but WE will win.

6/27/21: I've had some crap going on in my life recently. I'm sorry for falling behind in some of my swaps but I'm working hard to catch back up to the ones I owe things to be mailed.

6/7/21: I added this whole section to post updates and to let you know when I last went over this list of "My Favorite Things."

About Me

Hi! My name is Karen. My cat is Clockwork. As anyone who has tried to do anything around a cat, I figure I should acknowledge her supervisory role. ;)

I love all sorts of animals and I would have a whole menagerie if it wouldn't mean closing in some animals' territory needs and feeding them their appropriate diets wouldn't end up costing millions of dollars. I've recently taken up birding -- going out to where the birds are and watching as well as sitting at home and watching the ones that come to me.

Favorite Music

I like all different genres of music. What I do look at rather is the words/themes an artist uses and some variety in sound of songs. I'd prefer positive themes about methods of getting the much needed social changes our world needs and I don't mind the "controversial" topics. What I do key into is that the writer and performer need to show me that they know more verbs and adjectives than just fk and fking and their releases require more than a pair of tracks to perform them at karaoke.

Favorite Books

This is a big topic for me. I LOVE books! It's been a process becoming ok with destroying one in the name of art. The only book I still have a problem tearing pages out of is the Bible, but as a friend said, if it has been a very well loved book that has become unusable as a whole, I can process it in an 'organ donor' type fashion for smaller encouraging art pieces.

I prefer paper over PDF eBook but they can't be beat when it comes to storage and moving boxes -- I have had mild injuries to unsuspecting friends who failed to notice the big word BOOKS on my small boxes!

I am a primarily fiction reader. When I do grab a non-fiction book at my local library - another solution to the storage challenge until I can afford the house where I can have that wonderful little library in Disney's Beauty and the Beast! - I tend to almost fall into 'notetaking from a textbook' mode.

My favorite genres of fiction is the Christian romances. I also like general romances and historical romances where the author is very descriptive but not needing oversexualization to carry the plot through. I'm also working my way through some of the Literary Classics I was supposed to / should have read while I was in school. I also dabble in the other genres when friends recommend a book from their favorite genres they think I may like, too.

Favorite Crafts

I've tried my hand at many different kinds of crafting. While I've done things like scrapbooking and quilting that are too expensive and space consuming to do as a primary crafting type, there are elements of them in some of my other projects.

I love decorating up a functional planner. Its basic job IS to keep me from forgetting stuff not just looking pretty. I'll collect stickers, washi and paper - both full decorative sheets and the results of borrowed punches.

I also am working to consolidate my knitting and crochet stuff -- I have needles and hooks stashed EVERYWHERE but can't find them when I want them! I love collecting pattern PDF files that I'll print off and tuck in with each project to mark off as I go. I also collect decent sized pieces of ribbons and small balls of accent yarns.

As for the yarns themselves -- just about anything goes. I have patterns large and small, from bed-size blankets to small accent flowers. I do most of my work in acrylic but I also love a good sturdy cotton yarn for making reliable bags, washcloths and hand towels. My latest personal projects are taking cotton squares/rectangles and creating adjustable "sweatbands" for my water and soda bottle size for the summer.

Collections

I love color -- all of them! It smacks my Major Clinical Depression in the face and tells it to "go away and never come back!" If pressed my FAVORITE color is a nicely vibrant plum. I also like any purples, forest greens, deep jewel tones, and bright neons.

I collect stickers and washi. The sizes don't matter. I can usually find a perfect spot for them to go.

I'm obsessed with my planner! At its base is a Sweet Life Planner that I've applied a few Bullet Journal concepts to. I love to talk about them and how they're able to be customized to people's real life needs.

Speaking of journals, I totally love them. It doesn't matter if it's a guided journal or a blank bound one. There's even a whole section of journals on my bookcase with all the J-titled books!

I'd like to try frankendecking but I'm still trying to get some base decks & supplies to make them with before I sign up for any swaps.

Ratings

suepier rated for Handwriting Challenge #1 on Nov 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter and all of the answers to the questions. I enjoyed reading them.
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Comment: It has been a month since this swap was supposed to be sent. I never heard from you that it would be late and it is still not marked sent. If I ever do receive I will change rating to a 3.
kcfroglady rated for WnWHS ~ July Holidays on Aug 17, 2021
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Comment: no communication and nothing received
ladylouie rated for Let's build a blanket together #23 on Aug 17, 2021
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ladylouie rated for 6" Varigated Granny Square Swap R3 on Aug 17, 2021
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Autist rated for YA: I'm Wishing on Aug 9, 2021
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Comment: I have messaged and waited. Swap was in June it is August. Never got anything. Will updated once item is received.
Panj rated for Monthly Dishcloth Swap - June - Green on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: 💜💜💜 thank you for the tea and the note!!
Panj rated for Monthly Dishcloth Swap - July on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: The bookmark is really lovely ~ my favorite colors! You are a much better crocheter than I am!
Response: I'm glad you like it. The heart is knit with crochet thread and I've never crocheted flowers 🌼 before.
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ayahsantos rated for Tea For Thee # 98 on May 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always.
Eulegirl rated for Washi Sample Swap #4 on May 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun washi and the sparkly card!!
Response: You're very welcome! As soon as I read that you love glitter I HAD to get one of those out for you. ;)
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Comment: Thank you so much 😊
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Comment: thanks so much for the note and the washi tape! also loved the washi you used on the envelope!
Response: I tried to make them long enough to be useful ;)
montigneyrules rated for Tea & Inspiration-April on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the swap.
Jillemina rated for Tea & Inspiration-April on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: YUM! Thank you for the yummy tea. Citrus teas are my favorite! THANKS
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Comment: Hello! Great to meet you in the mailbox. :) I have seen Fawlty Towers! John Cleese is so funny. :)
danatropicana rated for Tea For Thee # 96 on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Hi Karen! Thanks so much for the lovely note and great teas! I'm looking forward to trying them and they are both new to me so that's fun! Take care!

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Comments

hamsterfarm on May 15, 2021:

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Welcome to Yarn addicts!

ChrisAnne on Apr 16, 2021:

I was stopping by to read your profile and invite you to a 1 on 1 swap like you requested in the public forum. Feel free to check out my profile and suggest ideas for a private swap. I would be happy to set it up and get you swapping. :)

sassafrass on Apr 8, 2021:

Hey there! I saw your comment in a PF. If you don't mind sending to my temporary addy in Canada, I'd be more than happy to do a private swap with you any time. Hopefully soon, I can get back to using my U.S. address. Feel free to message me if you are interested :) And yes, I definitely can relate to having a cat supervisor lol. I hope you will have fun here and enjoy swapping!

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