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rachelgogan

rachelgogan
Date Joined: July 10, 2009
Last Online: August 13, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a married queer librarian.

I live with my wife, 2 cats, 5 hamsters (Syrians and robos), and a parakeet. We live in New England.

Things that are important to me: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Anti White Supremacy, Black Lives Matter, Trans Rights are Human Rights, and Women's Rights. Also trans women ARE real women.

Hobbies

knitting, quilting, swaps, bullet journal, water colors, ATC making and trading, activism, hamsters, cats, geocaching, bike riding, video games, baking, cooking, reading queer romance novels, webcomics, reading tarot and collecting tarot cards, hiking, collecting postcards

Favorite Crafts

I knit, crochet, weave, and spin yarns. I knit a lot of socks and hats, mostly crochet amigurumi, and I'm a baby weaver. If you're sending yarn, I love fingering weight yarn, wool and wool blends please. I'd prefer not to get acrylics.

In quilting I love to make mini quilts for wall hangings. I love bright colors and modern prints. Favorite designer is Alison Glass and I love her sunprint series.

I do bullet journaling so I love things like washi tape, fun pens, stamps, and stationery items.

I like to water color and especially have gotten into making ATCs because they are the perfect tiny canvas.

I'm a dabbler in embroidery, cross stitch, patch making, ang rug hooking.

Beads are great! Fat quarters rock! Fabric remnants in neat colors are sweet :)

Things I love to receive

Rainbow themed things, hamster toys, pin cushions, fabric (scraps are fun, anything 2 inches or bigger I can use), washi tape, post cards with fun stamps, wonky star quilt blocks with white/low volume/white reading backgrounds, tea (no mint or licorice, please), queer liberation themed things, loose tarot cards, oracle deck cards

Themes and Motifs I love

Stars, moons, rainbows, witches, knitting, quilting, sewing, hamsters, cats, dragons/dinosaurs, mythical creatures, tarot, quilt blocks (especially stars), dragon age (my favorite character is Dorian), splatoon, sky: children of light, animal crossing, tetris, legend of zelda, pokemon, cupcakes, Assassins Creed Valhalla, untitled goose game, jellyfish, mandalas, crystals, plants, cute animals

Favorite Colors

My favorite colors are blue and rainbow. I love bold bright colors and modern prints. I'm not a fan of pastels or old style florals. I avoid mustardy yellow, burnt orange, olive green, and browns.

I love all things with sparkle and glitter.

Food/Drink

Favorite Candy: Fruit flavored things - Starburst, regular and sour skittles, gummi bears, sweet tarts, spree, strawberry/fruit Mentos

I love teas, hot or iced, favorites are fruity teas and cinnamon ones. No mint or licorice flavors. No Coffee, please.

I love dark chocolate with nuts and/or fruit. Nothing banana or banana flavored though.

Please do not send me:

I'm a witch/pagan, so please don't send me Christian items, I just don't have any use for them and I'm sure someone else would enjoy them.

Please don't send me anything that smells of cigarette smoke, I have asthma and it triggers it.

We are a vegetarian house so no meat products please. Honey/eggs/ that kind of thing is okay.

Postcards

I love oddball post cards. Not a huge fan of the touristy general area kind. Themes I would love: nerdy geeky outer space constellations fantasy queer themed gems quilting/knitting/yarn bookstores books water color painting art bright colors art supplies cats witches tea cakes baking rainbows underwater fairy tale folklore

Witchy Things

I am a self identified and self initiated witch. I consider myself an eclectic witch. I am interested in mysticism, kitchen witchery, textile crafting, herbs, candles, and intuitive practices. I read tarot, drink so much tea, and work with rainbows. I am interested in Norse runes (fuck white supremacy and those who have co-opted runes to serve their racist bullshit), Greek pantheon, solitary practice, rituals, and chaos magic.

Plant Allies: lavender, cedar, citrus. Herb and spice allies: cinnamon, hot peppers Power colors: blue, purple, teal Animal allies: cats, hawks

Ratings

ultracinematik rated for AtB Grid Collage Handmade PC on Aug 13, 2022
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Comment: Lovely grid PC. Thank you. I appreciate the tea recommendation - allergic to brown rice so I can't try it, but I'm sure I'd like it! (Over 200 known allergies, amazing I survived this long). Lol to your graphic novel version of the Vampire Chronicles. I would've been so into that in high school, too.
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #107 on Aug 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the vintage-y card! It’s always nice to meet another crafter, especially a knitter. Hope you do get into garment making- it’s fun! I am knitting my second summer sweater now!
NJBird rated for Ugly PC Swap #58 on Aug 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the PC. I can't quite figure out what' going on with the black and white dog. I keep thinking it's a goat. Very strange. Your note inspired me to check out the art museum at Princeton University.
NRGordon rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #131 on Aug 11, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the great PC. I love 'Starry Night' but not so much Van Gogh's description of it: "These waves are claws, the boat is caught in them..."
vigdisblom rated for CR: Altered Paper Clip on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! You did such an amazing job and I love them all.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful post card.
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for reading my profile, for sending me the amazing washi tape and ATC blanks, and for the awesome decorated envie. Yours was the first swap I've received at my new address - and it sets a pretty high bar :) I also appreciated the words of encouragement. Gandalf (the cat) says howdy!
Response: You are very welcome!! Glad that you enjoyed the swap and goodies! :)
Byn0604 rated for Washi Bookmark on Jul 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you ❤❤
Response: You're very welcome!
lunatenchi rated for Washi Bookmark on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much! The bookmark is super cute <3
Response: Thank you too!
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Comment: Wow that's so cool! Me and my jigglypuff are doing great as well! Happy training!
Response: Thanks! So glad you liked it!
carterj rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #3 on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I love the quilt that you are making and I may have to try this one myself. I have made several wonky triangles quilt which are fun as well. Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome! I love hearing about other people's quilts too. My instagram is about 75% quilts, cats, and hamsters at the moment!
heidiblooms rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #129 on Jul 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute PC, and yes, I think she would choose the same!
Response: So glad you agree :)
whirlwend rated for Stickers and a Sketch - July on Jul 22, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely stickers and great sketches! I like the little milk jug!
Response: You're so welcome! I had fun sketching for you.
demonbae rated for Washi Sample Swap #3 on Jul 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for beautiful samples!! i'll surely use them in my journal :D
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them.
paperlover rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #127 on Jul 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the red dragon postcard. I could not live without Pinterest
Response: You're welcome!
Rakume rated for Washi Sample Swap #3 on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the washi tapes!
Response: You're welcome! :D
heidiblooms rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #125 on Jul 7, 2022
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Comment: Your time capsule message is a lot funnier than mine!! Thank you for the pretty PC, too!
Response: You're welcome!
heidiblooms rated for Postcards Please #6 on Jul 3, 2022
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Comment: Love all of these, thank you so much!
Response: Very welcome!
Autist rated for Pride Month Swap on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank your the fun Pride swap!! I love the hot pad! II will use it for my ramen bowl when the bowl is too hot to hold! Cheers, Rook
Response: A perfect use! Happy pride!
captkristi rated for Homemade Postcard Challenge #1 on Jun 26, 2022
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Comment: Love how you made the ocean idea your own! Creative. I did try Dresden Files, read a couple. Wasn't a big fan. BUT Good Omens is on my wish List. I want to read it soon. Thanks so much for the lovely card and message.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Yes definitely try good omens!!

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Comments

HausOfImps on May 12, 2022:

I got your MM&L RAK today! Thank you for all of the ATC related goodies!

raven on Jan 26, 2010:

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welcome

.....Welcome and enjoy.......

Marata on Aug 1, 2009:

Hi, here are the teas. Can you figure out which is which?
Earlgrey Sportea English Toffee ...Marata

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