Date Joined: December 6, 2016
Last Online: September 18, 2021
Birthday: November 18
I've been swapping since 2012, and have enjoyed every minute of it. It started when I was under enormous stress, looking for a creative outlet and discovered Zentangling.
Life has taken so many turns since then and am proud to say I made it past the age of 50. It is now that I can say I have finally found my prince charming and have become a grandmother for the first time. Between the two of us, we now have an even dozen grandchildren and I am sure we'll be celebrating a baker's dozen in the near future.
My current hobbies are houseplants and fish aquariums. Both are pretty small at the moment but will grow in time. If you are from Canada and the weather allows, I would love a cutting from a house plant you are willing to share.
I enjoy reading and audio books have been one of the best things I have discovered. I can now "read" and work on a project at the same time. I have reading bucket list and currently working on the classics. Any recommendations?
Trading postcards, notecards, letter paper and other stationery are a few of my favourite swaps.
I enjoy all kinds, store bought, home made, zazzle, cute, unusual, quirky, etc.
A few ideas to write on the cards...quotes, funny moments you've had, a highlight of your day, fun facts, books you've read, favourite go to recipe/meal...Anything really. I enjoy learning about you, your family, pets.
Of course, with all the writing comes pens. I seem to never have enough good pens. :)
I find most of my postcards, note cards and letter paper when out thrift store shopping.
Lately, I have been working on filling up all the journals and notebooks I have been collecting. I started buying the journal with hopes of filling them up with my life stories, current and past. I only do one page and then tire of it. I started to realize I don't need to use the journals as diaries.
So now, I have been using them as basic art journals. I have started using one to record all the birds I have seen this summer, and another using up paper scraps with stories of animals I have seen over the past year.
In the near future I would like to start another mixed paper journal with various stories and antidotes about my life. I think this will be a lot easier for me than writing a memoir or diary. I would like to be able to hand this down to my granddaughter one day.
Junk journals are so pretty, I keep admiring the ones on Pinterest and think I will try one some time soon.
I have a lot of pretty papers I need to use up. I think I am going to make some pretty little notebooks to give away. Any other ideas to use them will be appreciated.
Gardening, learning to draw, ATC's, postcard making and journal pages are some of my current hobbies.
Every so often, I will grab a crochet hook and attempt a few rows. Maybe one day I will have a blanket with straight edges.
I have made a couple small quilts and currently working on a hexagon quilt. It is a winter project I started winter of 2021. I project it will be done before the end of winter 2023. I have a large stack of 3x3 and 5x5 inch squares I will start piecing, one day.
*Bits of trivia, articles of interest, inspirational quotes, stories, etc. Funny everyday life quotes or stories. Short stories printed or cut from magazines, romance, mystery, funny, Chicken Soup, etc.
I've been finding it easier to pick out ideas for profile swaps when other's have it listed in alphabetical form. So here goes:
A: Angels, astronomy, astrology, ATC's, Aunty Acid. Articles cut from magazines, etc. Animals and aquariums. The letter A.
B: Butterflies, birds, bookmarks, biographies and Betty White.
C: Cats, country music, copic pens and the letter C. Christianity, cultures, cross stitch and crochet. Colouring, crosswords and cryptograms. (Can be cut from magazines and newspapers)
D: Dogs, drawing, day dreams and daisies.
E: Embarrassing moment stories, Easter, Easter colours.
F: Faeries, flowers, and fish. Funny everyday life moments you can share, facts (useless, weird, etc.)
G: Grandchildren, ghost stories (esp real ones you experienced), and good luck charms. geography, globes, gems and granny squares.
H: Hearts, horoscopes (Scorpio), and history. Hints and tips.
I: Ink pens and ink pads.
J: Journals ,junk journals and jewelry.
L: Letter sets, lions, leopards, love, life stories, letters. Lanyards.
M: Myth's and mythology, mail, memoirs and micron pens. Mittens, music and Maxime's humour
N: Notes, note pads, note cards and note books. Nature, napkins and New Orleans
O: Letter O, old things, oracles and oddities.
P: Pink, purple, Pinterest and pens. Plants, postcards, photography and postage stamps. Patchouli, poems. prayer cards.
Q: Quotes, quips andvquilt squares
R: Rainbows, Robert Frost, real life stories and recipes
S: Scarve, sandalwood, shabby chic and snowflakes. Suncatchers, stones, stickers and scrabble.
T: trees, tigers, totems and Thomas Kinkade, .
U: Unicorns, uncolored postcards.
W: Western theme, world interest, water colours, wind chimes, word puzzles,
Any tea is fine as long as it is in it's original wrapper and not expired.
I have had a bad experience with food items. Please do not send food, candy or any other treats.
I am grateful to be able to swap and enjoy learning and sharing creative ideas and techniques.
Please continue to help and keep our swaps safe, creative and fun and refrain from sending anything with profanity, nudity, hateism, derogatory, controversial, etc.
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