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Date Joined: April 24, 2013
Last Online: December 24, 2014
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Profile last updated: November 24, 2014

Hello, my name is Patti! I'm 28 years old and I'm a mechanical engineer who likes to create pretty and useful things during my spare time. I have a wonderful husband, Chris, who's a gamer geek and two fun pups, Kujo and Phidan.

I enjoy talking and laughing, exploring new cities, hanging out with my family, walking around, inline skating, watching shows on Hulu Plus, buying/hoarding craft supplies and fabrics, and making new friends. Nice to meet you!

Lately I've been busy with life and other crafty endeavors outside of Swap-bot. I'm not leaving entirely, but I'm exploring other things at the moment. Other than the occasional swaps here and there, I'll be around.

I will NOT be hosting the Scrappy Granny Round Robin swaps anymore since the last round was poorly attended. If you participated in the past, please send the grannies home to their owners. Thanks for your participation, it's been fun. If you want to take it over, you can though there are similar swaps on Swap-bot running at the same time already.


Spoiler alert - don't look at my website, Instagram, or Flickr if you like to be surprised. I post pictures of outgoing swaps on a regular basis.

I appreciate all handmade art and crafts items. What you choose to make me is a reflection of yourself and how you view the world - that, I think is quite interesting. Thanks for taking the time!

We live in a smoke-free home, but we have two dogs. Please let me know if you have allergies.


If you haven't received your package or postcard from me, send me a message before rating. I send on time and I give ratings and comments within a day or two of receiving a package or postcard. I would appreciate it if you can do the same.

Please remember to rate my swaps so I know you received them - I will remind you within a week of when I think you would have received my swap via snail mail, earlier if it's an electronic swap and you've been on SB and haven't rated since I sent the swap. If I haven't given you a rating yet, it means I haven't received your swap - feel free to check-in with me.

My rating criteria (based on Swap-bot's FAQ):

5 - I got my stuff and it met posted swap requirement.

Thanks for being on time and following instructions. Hearts are given out by me if you actually read my profile and my likes/dislikes.

3 - I got my stuff, but it didn't meet the posted swap requirements.

I will contact you before I give this rating if it was marked/sent on time. I will also give this rating if it was marked/sent late and you didn't message me within a week of the deadline to tell me you'll be late. I can tell when you sent it out based on the postal service date stamp on your postcard/package. Sending out on time is part of the swap requirement.

1 - I never got anything.

I will contact you before I give this rating. If you decide to send, I will rate you a three. If you resend, I will rate you a 5 or 3, depending if you meet the swap requirements or not.

Things I Look Forward To Doing

Short Term (1 year)

  • Visiting my sister in Hawaii
  • Exploring California
  • Paying off another student loan


Mid Term (2-5 years)

  • Traveling to Australia, the Caribbean Islands, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, and New Zealand.
  • Being debt-free by my 30th birthday
  • Saving up for our first house
  • Having children (we're waiting)
  • Adding another puppy to our family
  • Visiting Thailand with our first child


Long Term (5+ years)

  • Running our own business
  • Starting a B&B (?)
  • Visiting all 50 states with our children (and dogs!)


Favorite Crafts

I like learning new crafts. I like to think of myself as a Jane of all trades, master of none. I'm proficient in most of my crafts. It's all due to practice! I come from a crafty family and we all like to do different things. I do overlap crafts with my mom and sister, but for the most part, we each have our own preferred crafts.

My Current Crafts

  • knitting
  • crocheting
  • shuttle tatting
  • embroidering
  • cross-stitching
  • memory keeping
  • sewing
  • drawing
  • paper crafts including ATCs
  • stamp carving


I Like To Make

  • mini albums
  • lists
  • journal cards
  • postcards
  • amigurumi toys
  • granny squares
  • hats
  • small bags
  • pouches/wallets
  • totes


You can view my projects on my website. See the link at the top. :)

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading romance novels as a way to unwind and get lost in a story. I love a good romantic comedy like those written by Julia Quinn and Eloisa James.

Favorite Genres

  • historical/regency
  • some contemporary
  • mid-west/cowboys


Favorite Authors

  • Julia Quinn
  • Eloisa James
  • Sabrina Jeffries
  • Johanna Lindsey
  • Christina Dodd
  • Stephanie Laurens
  • Julia London
  • Samantha James
  • Victoria Alexander


Favorite Television

Know any good shows on Hulu I should be watching? I'm running out of episodes!

  • Glee
  • The Mindy Project
  • New Girl
  • Hart of Dixie
  • The New Normal
  • Downton Abbey
  • SNL (Saturday Night Live)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon



Last year I spent 3 months straight watching Korean dramas. They are so addicting, but I couldn't do anything else while watching them because I had to read the subtitles! I recently found dramafever.com (you can still watch them on the DramaFever channel on Hulu).

Currently Watching

Heirs - OMG. Seriously?! Who wouldn't want to see both Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye together in a drama? Perfection. I'm loving it so far. They add the two episodes from the week every Friday/Saturday on Hulu. Go watch now!

Watched So Far

  • Boys Over Flowers (Loved it!)
  • Dream High / Dream High 2 (Loved it!)
  • Playful Kiss
  • Coffee Prince
  • My Princess
  • Flower Boy Ramen Shop
  • Heartstrings (Loved it!)
  • Flower Boy Next Door
  • Shut Up Flower Boy Band
  • Dating Agency: Cyrano
  • To the Beautiful You
  • Panda and Hedgehog (Loved it!)


Favorite Movies

I like romantic comedies, action, most Disney, and anime movies.

  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • The Avengers
  • Notting Hill
  • Love Actually
  • The Holiday
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • The Notebook
  • The Lucky One
  • Harry Potter series
  • Tangled
  • Wall-E
  • Cinderella
  • Enchanted
  • Princess Bride
  • Spirited Away
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • My Neighbor Totoro


Favorite Actors/Actresses

Both Movies and TV shows

  • Chris Pine
  • Zac Efron
  • Channing Tatum
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Leo DiCaprio
  • Emma Stone
  • Natalie Portman
  • Emma Watson
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Zoe Deschanel


Favorite Music

What I'm listening to on Pandora and YouTube:

  • Disney (I'm a huge fan of their music)
  • Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
  • Maroon 5
  • Jason Mraz
  • Josh Groban
  • Taylor Swift
  • Girls' Generation (K-pop)
  • Wonder Girls (K-pop)
  • miss A (K-pop)
  • 2 PM (K-pop)


Concerts I've Been To Since 2002

  • Saves the Day (2002)
  • Lincoln Park with Less than Jake, The Used, Snoop Dogg, and Korn ( 2004)
  • Gavin DeGraw (at NU's AfterHours in 2004)
  • Gwen Stefani with The Black Eyed Peas (2005)
  • Moby with Less than Jake at NU Springfest 2005
  • The All-American Rejects with The Format and Gym Class Heros (2006)
  • Dashboard Confessional with the Violent Femmes, Mix Master Mike, and Jurassic 5 at NU Springfest 2006
  • Josh Groban with Angelique Kidjo (2007)
  • Zox (at Northeastern University's AfterHours in 2007)
  • Gym Class Heros with Nas, Lupe Fiasco and RJD2 at NU Springfest 2007
  • Third Eye Blind (at MIT 2008)
  • Ludacris with The Roots and Toots ‘ the Maytals at NU Springfest 2008
  • Jimmy Eat World with Guster and Diplo at NU Springfest 2009
  • Jazon Mraz with Anya Marina and the Plain White T's (2009)
  • Brad Paisley with Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann (2011)
  • Taylor Swift (2011)
  • Jason Mraz with Christina Perri (2012)
  • Maroon 5 with Owl City and Neon Trees (2013)
  • Train with The Script and Gavin DeGraw (2013)
  • Josh Groban with Judith Hill (2013)
  • Justin Timberlake (2014)
  • Jason Mraz (2014)


Upcoming Concert

Hopefully Taylor Swift in 2015...


Colors: purple, green (especially jade and emerald), teal, and pink

Animals: dogs, especially terriers, hamsters, squirrels, pandas, platypus, monkeys, elephants, kangaroos, koalas, tigers

Nature & Architecture: Cherry Blossom trees, flowers (cherry blossoms, orchids, roses, and jasmine) pretty landscape views (mountains, sunsets, beaches), city skylines, quaint country cottages and homes, castles


Fruits: strawberries, mangos, lychee, jackfruit and other exotic fruits from Asia

Desserts: strawberry cheesecake, Reese's peanut butter cup, anything chocolate, and apple pie

Ice cream: Hood or Baskin Robbins chocolate chip ice cream

Genre: Thai, Indian, Greek, Italian, and Japanese food

Teas: breakfast and black teas (I don't drink coffee)

Craft Supplies:

General: rubber/cling stamps (snail mail themed), Micron pens, washi tape, fun buttons (metal and glass), floral, kawaii, or modern stationary (envelopes, notepad, papers)

Memory keeping: alpha stickers, Project Life, Smash book, Amy Tangerine, Studio Calico, Kelly Purkey

Knit/Crochet: soft yarns, WEBS, Valley Yarns, Berroco, Madelinetosh, stitch markers

Tatting: Lisbeth threads, Clover shuttles

Sewing: novelty fabric, Japanese fabric, small floral designs, modern colors, glass head pins, YKK zippers (I only buy from Zipit on Etsy)

Others likes: Kawaii, Disney princesses and characters from my favorite movies, soy candles - white tea & jasmine scented, cameras, vintage type writers, craft books, embroidery or cross stitch patterns from abroad


Things I Collect

  • Pressed pennies
  • State coins
  • Purple things
  • Fabrics
  • Yarns (trying not to buy more, no place to store them!)
  • Craft books (drawing, knitting, crocheting, shuttle tatting, stamping, cross-stitching, embroidering, sewing...)
  • Craft magazines (I really like Jane Austen Knits, Knit Scene, and Mollie Makes)



  • Really childish stuff that's not listed above in Likes (I don't have kids)
  • Baby items (still no kids)
  • Dingy colored items
  • Anything that smells like smoke
  • Anything religious
  • Anything political
  • Peace signs
  • Cheap dollar store items
  • People who don't send things by deadline and don't communicate that they'll be late
  • Flakers


If you have any questions, let me know!

Flakers, Non-raters, and Angel


These are the users who did not send me anything, whom I contacted and who read the message but did not rate me or reply to my messages. Also included are users who haven't logged on in a week or more.



These are all the users who did not rate me, whom I contacted and who read the message but did not rate me or reply to my messages. Also included are users who haven't logged on in a week or more.

If I'm rated for these swaps, the name will be removed from the list.



Comment: A great swap Patti. I'm in awe of how neat your handwriting is. I loved so much about your journal it is impossible to single out anything. Thanks so much for such a great job.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the kind words.
Comment: Got the square. Thanks.
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Got it, thanks!
Response: Thanks for rating!
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Got it! Waiting to send it on
Response: Thanks for letting me know!
Rattie rated for One Sentence for August on Sep 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you so very much - you deserve multiple hearts for this one, best swap ever!!! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! Enjoy the Skittles - taste the rainbow!
Comment: Thought I rated this. I was told it doesn't always save from my phone. Sorry
Response: No worries. I get that issue every now and then on my phone, too. Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you for the square and extras
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the daughter, It will grow beautifully! :)
Response: I'm glad you got it so quickly! Thanks for joining the swap!
Elliepatterson rated for Summer's End Postcard Swap on Sep 9, 2013
Comment: Guess what? Yeah I got your WV PC:-) Beautiful bldg. All the places that you mentioned on your PC I have been to. I graduated high school from Hopewell, VA! Went to VA Beach for graduation! Small world. Thanx for the resend. blessings, ellie
Response: Yay! Glad it made it to you safely. I would love to visit Virginia again. It's a beautiful state.
cheefa rated for Private Swap - PVMcHugh and Cheefa on Sep 3, 2013
Comment: Thank you so mch for this amazing swap. Hope my package make you happy like you made me happy ... You are so kind and all your gifts made me so happy. Thank you so much. Love
Response: Thanks for the heart! I enjoyed putting your swap together. I glad you enjoyed the sweets! Looking forward to getting your package. Hopefully any day now. :)
Jay27 rated for Private Swap - PVMcHugh and Jay27 on Sep 2, 2013
Comment: The whole package is just awesome and the extras!! just wow :)
Response: Thanks for the rating! I'm glad it got to Jordan safely. :)
viza rated for Cross stitch pattern on Sep 1, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the pattern and extras!
Response: Thanks for rating! I figured it would take a while to get to Ukraine. Have a great day!
Comment: Got it, thanks for the extras!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Awesome junk journal! Just as expected... Love your work! I'm looking forward to using this. Thank you so much! BTW, extras will go perfect ;)
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for joining!
whit763 rated for Hand Embroidered Pendant on Aug 23, 2013
Comment: Thank You! I love the little owl!!
Response: Your welcome! It was fun to make. What a great swap idea!
Nnyla rated for Private Swap - PVMcHugh and Nnyla on Aug 21, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the letter, stamp, and the extra--washi tape! I'm trying very hard not to let the washi tape become an addiction. I've seen your collection! :-) I love your hand-made stationery. Did you copy it before sending it out? Recommendation: convert it to .pdf using your hp printer and add it to your blog as a freebie. (This isn't just me trying to get free stationery ;-). It's cute and should be shared!). You're not "terrible" at stamping. I love the "imperfections." They add to the charm. Thanks for going on an additional "hunt" for the stamps and for setting up the swap. You rock!
Response: As a matter of fact, I did think to save it as a PDF. ;) I'll post it on my blog tonight. Thanks for the idea! Good luck trying to resist the washi tapes. I know I failed at that. :)
Response: Thanks for the heart.
crimsonrivulet rated for Mini Blank Junk Journal #2 on Aug 16, 2013
Comment: Patti- The journal you made is simply wonderful! I love it! And the extras you included were a very nice surprise! Thank you so very much! P.S.- If I may ask, how did you do the wonderful binding? I'm always looking for new (easy) ways for binding...always seem to have trouble with that part.
Response: It was in a workshop created by ruKristin called Fold It In. I've used this binding for the first Mini Blank Junk Journal and loved the way it came out. You can find more info here: http://rukristin.com/blog/2013/05/fold-it-in-a-new-self-paced-workshop-from-rukristin-papercrafts/. (Sorry I couldn't link it in the response box.) It's also a great way to use your stash!
Junotea rated for Cross stitch pattern on Aug 16, 2013
Comment: I absolutely love the pattern!!! And the goodies. Thank you so much!!
Response: Thanks! Anytime, it was a pleasure!

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flowerchild on Jul 20, 2013:

THANK YOU!!!! for sending home my wayward granny daughter!!! The idea of the swap was fun I just wish it had worked out better. Have a great weekend.

pyropae on Jul 5, 2013:

Thank you for the lovely PC! I hope you are having a wonderful time on holiday!

DBlalock on Jul 1, 2013:

Hi, I'd like to invite you to join my new 25 questions penpal group swap. Hope to see you there!

25 questions penpal

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

pyropae on Jun 30, 2013:

You must watch 'The Goodwin Games'! So funny!

vixen on Jun 7, 2013:

Just received my Granny Square back. THANK YOU the square looks great and THANK YOU for the seeds and the yarn scraps. Hope you have a great weekend.

MamaMay on May 25, 2013:

lol! 0624? Have you looked at my birthday?

Would you like me to add a green or violet round to this or something more... Off the wall?

roaddummy on May 6, 2013:

Hello and thank you for joining Just Send Me a Postcard. Your profile is great!!!1

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