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Date Joined: December 9, 2007
Last Online: June 13, 2020
Birthday: March 27
Country: Canada
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About Me


I'm a 30-something single female in Nova Scotia.

I miss swapping...I'm hoping I can participate in some light postage swaps soon.

I'm a proud "failed foster" mom to a beautiful black kitty, named Ebby (Ebony Rose). She's fussy when it comes to treats but loves handmade cat toys, especially things that are crocheted. As a result of her coming into my life, I have become very into animal rescue, especially cat rescue and support as many of the local rescue groups as I am able.

I've struggled a lot with mental health issues...and am a self-injurer in recovery...it's been about 8 years with some mild blips. I still get urges when I'm stressed/overwhelmed but am able to work through it...but it used to control my life (like any addiction can). If you have questions about self harm, I'll do my best to answer them from my perspective.

I'm recently on a natural health kick and working it into a complete lifestyle change. That said, I still like my treats here and there....and my hard cider, love, love, love it, especially love to try new local varieties. :) LOL.

I like Sloths!!!, stars, crosses, short haired black kitties with yellow eyes. I like colours...earthy tones, grass green, chocolate brown, sky blue, teal/aqua (think tropical ocean) and orange for a bit of a pop. Oddly, I'm not really a fan of red for most things. I want to collect colorful and unique buttons and beads of all kinds and colours..

So I guess all that to say, I'm me. I'm unique. I'm random. I'm quiet and serious but a child at heart and an atypical sense of humor. I like to have fun...but blend in. I like subtle with a twist/pop. I'm a bit of a living contradiction.

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different music...pretty much only type I don't like is anything with the whole screaming thing going on...

I also like relaxation music...you know the type with nature sounds like the ocean, or a thunderstorm, or a winding stream. I'll list more as I think of some.

Mostly I listen to Christian Worship Music on Spotify.

I sort of tend to like things a little bit indie or even a bit folky. If it's catchy but not too repetitive then there's a good chance I'll at least enjoy it for awhile.

Favorite Television

I don't have cable or any subscription streaming services but have recently binged on Young Sheldon, Alf, The Ranch, and Who's the Boss. Oh, and Hope for Wildlife, a show that is produced locally by a wildlife rescuer.

Also liked in the not terribly distant past are The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black, Wentworth, Big Bang Theory, and House.

Favorite Books

I like quite a variety....really just depends on the day. I don't like Harlequin Romance though.

Favorite Movies

Gosh, I'm a sucker for Disney and Warner Brothers Movies.
I love Shrek and Juno.
I also like Freedom Writers, August Rush, The Soloist.
I like most movies with Robin Williams or Will Smith.

I also like suspense/thriller movies...especially if it's connected to medicine/medical things.

Favorite Crafts

I like doing embroidery (new addiction), collages, abstract painting with acrylic or tole paints, and needle-felting. I have done some beadwork and would like to do some again soon. I also like playing around with chalk pastels. I've tried scrapbooking and loved it but can't get myself motivated to sit down and do any. I love scrapbooking decals and goodies though...I'm always drawn to them at Michael's when I go. I have started making ATC's...well, just a few. I guess I'm still a little worried the quality might not be good enough...possibly true or possibly just a fear of mine. I'm also looking forward to seeing other swappers creations. Basically, I will try most things but I tend to get obsessed for a bit and then bored very quickly...or easily intimidated. I've also tried button (pin) making and enjoy it but no longer have access to the equipment.

I want to try just about everything craft-wise but I really need hands on instruction to help me actually sit down and do it. I have a hard time focusing.

List of Likes

  • embroidery patterns
  • DMC embroidery floss
  • glittery and/or sparkly items
  • sloths *pretty, colorful, and/or unique buttons and/or beads
  • artwork by Shelagh Duffett (aka AliceinParis on Etsy)
  • stars
  • Tinkerbell
  • Most anything black cat that is not obviously Halloween
  • embellishments
  • lapel pins (see wishlist below)
  • Zelda, Link, just about anything from the game series
  • butterflies
  • dragonflies
  • snowmen
  • snowflakes
  • chocolate (dairy-free)
  • items with the words such as strong, strength, hope, faith, love, laugh, believe
  • daisies
  • oceans
  • sunsets
  • colorful items (not so much reds or yellows though...see in my About Me section for better description)
  • mostly any animals
  • angels
  • squished (or is it smashed or pressed?) pennies (the ones that go through the machines and get something printed on them) We have only 1 place around here to get any and it's almost always out of order when I go. :(
  • beeswax candles
  • puzzles
  • stickers
  • Natural/Organic products
  • Weathered postcards (I like the message on the back, the post office stamp, and everything that goes along with the weathered postcard.
  • christian items
  • rainbows (symbol of God's promise)
  • ugly dolls
  • handmade natural products...soaps, lotions, lip balms (but I need to know the ingredients)


I do have allergies, but nothing that I think would cause a major problem (except maybe very strong scents and certain preservatives). If I got anything I couldn't use I would pass it on to someone else. No worries.

I try to avoid wheat/gluten, dairy, and soy. I'm not 100% strict on any of those but I definitely feel better if they aren't in my regular diet.

For those allergic to cats, I do have one and I will do my best to keep her from your items, but I can't guarantee anything....her fur gets EVERYWHERE and she's VERY nosy and into EVERYTHING.

List of Dislikes

  • pin-ups
  • heavily gothic/dark items
  • incense
  • nudity/porn/adult content
  • witchy/pagan items
  • rosaries
  • smoke
  • strongly scented items


In no particular order:

  • something you made, such as an ATC, matchbox, postcard, knit/crocheted dishcloth (would actually love these), dottee doll, etc

  • address return labels, with black cats (but not Halloween)

  • profile surprise

  • anything from my etsy favorites

  • postcards from you, sent naked with a little something written on it from you

  • something from your local animal rescue group...stickers, magnets, key chains, lanyard, postcard, or even business cards or pamphlets


Comment: Thank you so much for the cute cat painting postcard. Brightened up my day!
Response: So glad you liked it, it's one of my favorites!
Wildspoon28 rated for First and Last Lines No. 19 on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a great postcard!
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC as well as all the lovely colourful flowers. I will definitely be able to use them.
Response: Thanks for the rating! I'm glad it finally arrived. :)
BlueberryLady rated for Happy 2014 on Jan 22, 2014
Comment: Love The Winter Family Scene... I haven't been on a Sleigh Ride since I was a little girl.. and Thank you for the Postcard and the Diecuts./ the Flower embroidery... and the "Verse is very Special.."! ! !
Response: Thanks for rating! So glad you liked the card, the goodies, and the verse. :)
Gabrielle rated for Trace your hand art swap on Oct 4, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the lovely hand art and all the extras! I think I should tell you that when I first opened the envelope and looked at the hand, I thought you had based it on my profile, especially the lovely kitty and the Child of God sticker! Then I read your wonderful letter -- I am so glad you are doing so well. Helen Keller said "Life is just a wonderful adventure or nothing," but I would add that the adventure is even better when you are holding God's hand, especially in the rough places. Again, thanks so much for everything, and happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you received it and liked it. I think we have a lot in common. :) Thank you for the Helen Keller quote and your kind words. They mean so much to me. <3
Amapela rated for Pinterest: Wings on Aug 2, 2013
Comment: I really liked looking at your board!
SmashinSusan rated for Pinterest: Wings on Jul 28, 2013
Comment: What a gorgeous board! I re-pinned several of your pins onto my own boards because I loved them so much! Take care and happy swapping!
CrayonMom rated for Pinterest: Wings on Jul 24, 2013
Comment: Interesting board! Thank you!
abbyaguas rated for 100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired on Jul 7, 2013
anwaname rated for 100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing! You have a lovely collection here. I really liked your haiku ;) You are one lucky cat owner.
oyasumiapple rated for 100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired on Jun 22, 2013
Comment: You really did a great job! I loved it!
MJBCoffee rated for Random Scripture Post Card on May 28, 2013
Comment: Wow, that is a long passage! And definitely very random! I love the card! It looks like a cat's dream! Thanks for the book recommendation too!
Response: I'm glad you liked the card, it's one of my favourites! The artist is local so I will pick up more soon. Yup, it was a long passage...I was worried I wouldn't fit it all on...hence the small print...and then the brain fog moment when I wrote where the stamp goes. LOL Oops!
loves2swap rated for A-Z Pinterest Swap: N ~ Nemo! on Jan 24, 2013
pandabee rated for A-Z Pinterest Swap: N ~ Nemo! on Jan 12, 2013
Comment: Awesome board! Ahhh I just love Nemo so much! :)
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thank you for the great card and note.
NicMc8 rated for Survey #1 on May 16, 2011
presleylennon rated for Survey #1 on May 14, 2011
ladybug267 rated for Survey #1 on May 12, 2011
Comment: Very nice, thank you :)

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anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card 🙏 Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

anrtist on Feb 22, 2014:

Christian Swappers Group ;-)

rivkahlynn on Aug 29, 2013:

Just a little smile for you :)

anrtist on Aug 27, 2013:

I like you pencil rubbings on Flickr, Please pm me, was that a swap? It gave me a swap idea....gotta figure out which groups to do it in now...;-) Thanx for inspiration!

anrtist on Aug 27, 2013:

LLL Group Greeting! Blessings, cc

artsyfartsy on Aug 31, 2009:

That LTS fabric you sent is so amazing!!! I think there's enough to make a dress for Maddie as well as use it for a quilt for her! Thank you sooo much!

artsyfartsy on Aug 22, 2009:

Yay!!! Can't wait!!

artsyfartsy on Aug 20, 2009:

I created your number one wish for you and put in the other goodies I got you too, but I really hope the package makes you grin from ear to ear!!! I had such a hard time letting it go after I made it all, I really wanted to keep it for myself! ahaaaha... now I'm going to make myself the same thing! :) I had such a fun time reading through your profile and hunting for the perfect items for you, I hope you enjoy it! xoxo Nicole

artsyfartsy on Jun 25, 2009:

Yes! That would be fun!! Do you want to set it up?

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