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rachelgogan

rachelgogan
Date Joined: July 10, 2009
Last Online: January 26, 2023

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a married queer librarian.

I live with my wife, 2 cats and 5 hamsters (Syrians and robos). 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.

Playing Card Deck

I've decided that I want to create a Frankendeck of playing cards since I've seen other folks doing that and it sounds really fun!

If you're looking for an extra to tuck into a swap this would be a great one.

I'm just starting so I need almost all of them!

Hearts: 3 4 5 7 8 10 J K

Clubs: A 5 7 Q K

Spades: 4 6 7 8 9 10 J Q

Diamonds: 4 5 6 J Q K

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 :)

Other Misc Hobbies: zine making and trading, hamsters, cats, geocaching, bike riding, video games, baking, cooking, reading queer romance novels, webcomics, reading tarot and collecting tarot cards, hiking, collecting postcards

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 watermelon.

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 hamsters

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

TTrotti rated for HMPC: Put a Snowflake on it on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: HI Rachel! Love your snowflakes and how funny it snowed on the same day. My Dad grew up in Portsmouth and had family there. It's cold here too, so ready for Spring. Take care and see ya 'round the postbox!! Tama
lrm1980 rated for AtB: Hope for the New Year on Jan 18, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card! I hope your new year hopes come true!! (LOVE the holographic envie!!)
ccmmsu rated for MM&L: Postcard with a Prophecy on Jan 4, 2023
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Comment: OMG, I want to live in your new world! lol Thanks for the awesome bookish postcard and fun prediction. It was a definite bright spot in my day. Now I'm daydreaming about fishing in paradise. :D
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! It was really fun to write!
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Comment: Geez, what a reading! Thank you
Response: You're welcome, I hope it was helpful!
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Comment: Thanks for sending this one on to me to add to! These are such fun! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad it arrived nice and safely!
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Comment: Thanks for sending Debora's Make Art deco and the extras. I'd give you a <3, but it was sent late w/o any message to me. HNY!
Response: Thanks for letting me know it got there safely!
kssunlover1947 rated for Split a deck! #1? on Dec 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Dragon diamonds. I have seen this deck before as I received a couple of them in previous swaps. The face cards will go in my book and the rest will be with my dups that I use in some of the card swaps.
Response: You're very welcome!
ccmmsu rated for Split a deck! #1? on Dec 17, 2022
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Comment: Ooooh, cool deck! I love dragons. Thank you, Rachel!
Response: Glad you liked them!
JessicaPariah rated for MM&L: Quick Bibliomancy PC #3 on Dec 17, 2022
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Comment: Such a perfect card for this swap! Thank you for the uplifting reading!
Response: You're very welcome! Glad you liked it!
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Comment: Merci pour cette chouette carte sur un thème que j'aime ♥
Response: De rien! C'était amusant d'écrire!
KellyR rated for Split a deck! #1? on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: My kids love dragons too!
Response: They have great taste! :D
kishna rated for NYUP USA Only #84 on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: As the card says, Congrats on your new adventure. I hope your first day was amazing. Best of luck!
Response: Thank you!! It's been amazing so far.
kromo rated for CPG 2022 Envelope Advent - US on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: I received your package today. Looks like it took a beating in the mail but they taped it back together and all the envelopes are there. I can’t wait to open them in December. 🎄
Response: Oh dear, I'm glad the envelopes came through okay. The one I got also took a bit of a beating, but thankfully all the contents made it too. Hope you're enjoying them!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG 2022 Thankful Zine - US on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: These are great lil zines! Thank you so much!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for hosting them!
elinor rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 18 on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for passing on the lovely zine :)
9O96O rated for Mini Art Journal Go-Round #6 on Nov 20, 2022
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Comment: Thanks Rachel for Sonya's MAJ with the art supply cover, nice to see its progress. And I agree, the love note page is a neat idea. :D
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Comment: Hello, I loved this card, I thought it was washi tape and I wanted to find some. I also like the pattern you chose to arrange the paper. Thanks so much!! Hugs.
Dan rated for Once Upon A... Mysterious Notebook! OUAT on Nov 17, 2022
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Comment: Squeeee! What an awesome mysterious notebook to read! I'm so curious as to the world in which it is set. - before I melt my brain trying to figure it out does the code actually say something?!?
shellbede rated for AA.HM.PC: Zentangle Art - Nov on Nov 16, 2022
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Comment: I understand why you almost kept the PC - it looks great, thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. The magazine picture look lovely.

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Comments

feverfawn on Dec 31, 2022:

Hope you have a great NYE & a Happy New Year!

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:

Click image....

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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