Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:42 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2011
Last Online: June 4, 2015
Birthday: October 2
Country: Canada

The personal stuff!

March 2015 -- I am taking a break from swap-bot for the next 6 months; many responsibilities have aligned to create "the perfect storm", not unpleasant for sure, but enough so that they are tugging on my sleeve! I will be back when the gods are assuaged :-) I already miss you all!

I am a Nanny (grandmum) to 2 adorable boys. Who knew that being a grandparent could be so rewarding and exciting ~ perhaps I should have had them first?? ;-)


Things I LOVE !!

  • The Pacific Ocean born and raised on Canada's West coast - love it, miss it! When I was in Queensland Australia it gave me goosebumps to be on the "other" side of the pond and seeing it from the EAST rather than the WEST!

  • Reading: Recent books are The Book Thief, The Dog Who Danced, Dream With Little Angels, Eyes Wide Open ...... the ultimate escape! A favourite Canadian author is Linwood Barclay Once you read one you will want to read them all!

  • POSTCARDS My most recent endeavour is collect the 50 US states mapcards. Canada sadly doesn't really get into that

Yes I do love postcards but prefer them without the postal peeps getting their mitts on them! So if you can, and the swap allows for it, please send mine in an envelope? Thanks!

  • my most recent passion is the Midori Traveler Notebook You've got to see this! It gives journaling a whole new spin!

Things I REALLY LOVE!!!!!

  • My two darling grandbaby boys! Koen is 6 years old and Knox is 2 years old in March! He is a "Mazda-boy" = ZoomZoom! Koen is in French Immersion at school, plays hockey, soccer and loves to swim at the "Y" and go fishing with his (other) Grandpop who has introduced him to the wonderful Canadian pastime of ice-fishing! Knox just concentrates on being cute and climbing up on everything!

I also love:

  • birds especially owls, eagles, cardinals, orioles and Canada Geese

  • map postcards

  • all nature, but especially mountains

  • wild life, big cats, bears, moose

  • my planner! and now Midori!

  • anything Jetoy !

  • domesticated kitties

  • paper goods: envelopes, notecards, Cavallini paper goods and stickers, amazing pens, labels, onion-skin paper, tags, cool notecards, postage, airmail stuff

Sundry Information

Please don't send

  • overly cute kiddie or Disney postcards, cartoon postcards, reward stickers, kiddie stickers, kiddie stationery....... I'm way too old for that! :-)


I NEVER flake. In fact I usually get my swap off to you within 48 hours after a swap is assigned providing that Canada Post /Postes Canada is co-operative :-) Be aware: the post office can mess up; apparently the huge hike in postal rates doesn't make them smarter or more service-minded!

.....I rate on the very day I get your swap in my hot little hands, from the postie to me! ....well usually my husband gets the mail, because for some oddball reason he thinks HE'S IN CHARGE OF MAIL! He's retired; I think he needs a hobby!!!!.......or, as one of my swap partners suggested getting the mail IS his hobby ;-)

And so.........

As a sometime swap-host and co-ordinator I love creating ideas for swappers and enjoy the enthusiasm which so many of you display! I assign on the day of the swap and if there are any issues about ratings I message a wannabe-swapper and will delay assigning until I hear back

I just want to remind all of you wonderful folks who swap with me that I take my swaps to heart and love what you send, as much as I like sending to you. So when you send a swap, do say a few words about yourself - it's about friendship and swapmanship (if that's a word!) So let's not snarl at one another. Treat one another with kindness -- I have found it goes a long way :-) XXX OOO


I don't believe in listing flakers on my profile; they know who they are. (Of course they do!)

So I want to say how grateful I am for the swappers who have made my mail-days and have sent wonderful pieces of mail to open and enjoy after a workday. You're the best!


miablancs rated for Easter Card on Mar 31, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card.
Response: You're most welcome Toronto Bonnie!!
Tinker60 rated for 6 on Mar 30, 2015
Comment: WOW. . . what a great selection of PCs!! I love, love, love them all - thank you so much :-) I, too, try to send all of the topics although sometimes I just can't. Thanks again my friend and hope to see you again at the mailbox. . . yours or mine! Have a great week ~~
Response: Thanks for your friendly words -- I'm thrilled you liked the swap xxx
AmookIslandCreations rated for Musical mail art on Mar 27, 2015
Comment: Hi Michele! Thanks for the beautiful envie and the extras! I love the stamps. They look black to me! LOL Thanks too for the pretty note cards and postcard! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hugs back at ya!!! xxx
CzechFriend rated for You and Me postcard on Mar 26, 2015
Comment: Dear Michele, I am happy to hear from you in this swap! Thank you for your nice words and for the poscard and for the stamps! Best wishes, Jana
Response: You're welcome Jana -- Best things for you too!
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic extra's and a great post card inside, too.....
Response: Hi dar - - - - thanks for the kind rating! Glad you liked the swap! xx
Kayenderes rated for Dictionary mail art on Mar 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you for lovely mail art. I have been in mail art for some time now and my friend in Chicago just went to and took part in their big conference in San Diego...CA. I love it and your work is just devine and so lovely. My favorite is the yellow 100 hearts to you my Dear.
Response: I so like mail art - - - and I'm you enjoyed mine! xxx
Kayenderes rated for Handmade Bookmark - Spring theme on Mar 11, 2015
Comment: Lovely book mark and have it in one of my books right now. Thank you so my dear. Also the nice goodies and your mail. You take good care.
Response: I will take good care -- you're so kind Kayenderes! Glad you like the bookmark!
Comment: Hi Michele, thanks for the fun cards, for the extra card, and for the warm welcome back to swapping! I especially like the Cavalini deer card and the recipe for fried green tomatoes, a dish I have yet to try. Now that I have the recipe, I have no excuses! :) Have a wonderful week! Cynthia
Response: You must tell me how it turns out! We travelled to AL, MS and LA in December and got to taste them but I have not worked up the courage to try making it. Tell me how it tunrs out! xx
Comment: Thank you! Nice postcards :)) How nice that you are able to travel! If you ever get to South Africa ... look me up!
Response: I would so L O V E to go to South Africa! I will indeed look you up - it would be fun to meet :-)
pammykn rated for 1st Scavenger Hunt of 2015 on Mar 8, 2015
Comment: Always love your swaps! The Brooklyn Bridge is my fave -- still remember being there for the Centennial Celebration in 1983 -- best fireworks ever!
Response: The Brooklyn Bridge!!! Really?? I'm envious as I have not been to NYC, just to catch a connecting flight at LaGuardia. One day -- hope you're well. xx
user6937 rated for Postcards! on Mar 3, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great (and weird) postcard of the "army" of cats! I like the butterfly one, too, and the vintage bits. Yes, travelling in the Air Force as a kid gave me the "wanderlust" gene, too :)
Response: I'm always packed to go in my mind! And the snow we have had makes me want to desert Ontario for sure! Glad you liked the postcards!
Comment: Received -- will forward in the next round. Thank you for the note card :)
Response: C'est bon!!! Merci~
jennylee60 rated for Sweet Potato Recipe on Feb 23, 2015
Comment: This recipe looks delicious and I have all the ingredients on hands.... YES! Thank you for all the extras too. One can never have to many bookmarks :)
Response: Hi Jenny - it is a delightful dish and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Thanks for joining the swap.
Comment: Great PC. . . I love the wild horses on Assateague Island (or anywhere). They are so fabulous to see in the wild as they should be. Thanks for the great PC. . .and we've only had 4" of snow here in Alexandria but temps have been way below the norm and I'm ready for spring!
Response: Aren't they lovely! I'm glad you like them :-) I know that snow in Alexandria VA makes for serious drama....stay warm and safe.
YoZaTeCa rated for International Friendship Week on Feb 19, 2015
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the stickers! ♡
Response: My pleasure! It always amazes me how quickly mail gets to the Netherlands!
mushka2010 rated for CHWH: I Love Owls! on Feb 12, 2015
Comment: Loved your owl package!! Thank you!!
Response: Hi Janet -- I bope your owls aren't frozen like ours are!!!! I'm glad my owl package got outta Ontario before the big Arctic blast :-)
CzechFriend rated for Send a *Music-themed* postcard on Feb 12, 2015
Comment: Michele, I like the Beatles postcard, I like what you wrote about music and I LOVE the stamp! Thank you very much for this wonderful swap! It made my day :-)
Response: The Beatles are fab!! Glad you liked the swap!
pammykn rated for Squirrel Appreciation Day - Jan 21 on Feb 12, 2015
Comment: Thank you Michele -- you always send the nicest swaps! I am smiling when I see your name as my partner! Thanks and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Response: Hi there!! I love squirrels and I love the fact that you liked the packet I sent!
Comment: Thanks Michelle for the Mississippi postcard! I need to start collecting all of the state flags postcards....I think that would be a fun collection....:-)
Response: I loved our trip to MS in December. Cool people there, and so much history! I'm glad you enjoyed the post card. xx
Comment: Thanks Michele! Recipe is something I will make! And laughing at the Betty Webb bookmark -- I am reading Desert Noir right now, because she will be at an author event I will be attending this Saturday! Always great to see you in my mailbox!
Response: Remember that son g: yummy yummy yummy I've got love in my tummy....? Ohhhhh do tell me about the Betty Webb signing!

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WavesofJoy on Feb 14, 2022:

This is so sad. R.I.P.

PrairieKittin on Mar 26, 2017:

You are missed. I hope your grandkids stop by and read this page one day, and know what a special person their grandmum was.

Snuggles555 on Nov 1, 2016:

You are loved & missed my friend. Rest in Peace.

user6937 on Oct 16, 2016:

Sorry to hear the news. Michele was a great swapper.

reauk on Oct 12, 2016:

so sorry sad news xx

snailmailer1 on Oct 9, 2016:

Sad news xx

MadeByRori on Oct 8, 2016:

So very sad to hear the news. Sending love and big hugs to her loved ones.

susieq11 on Oct 7, 2016:

I'm so sad to hear this news. Thinking of her family.

Gardener on Oct 6, 2016:

What sad news - MIchele will be missed on swap-bot. I wish her and her family much peace.

Whippet on Oct 5, 2016:

How I miss you my dear friend and will think of you in my prayers. Bless you and your family. - Kathy

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