Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2021 11:59 pm


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: December 4, 2021
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
Stamps for the Wounded

Because It's All About Me

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Hello! I'm Pattie. Welcome to my profile.

Before I say anything, thank you. A big thanks to everyone who has swapped with me. The quality of people I have had the pleasure of interacting with is amazing. Thank you and may all your swaps net you hearts. ^__^

Second thing! If the swap you send me is smoky I WILL throw it out.

Third thingie! Please please please DO combine swaps if you have more than one to send to me. While getting lots of mail is fun, saving money for more swaps is funner.

And finally, regarding postage due swaps. If I receive something postage due, I will refuse it. I ask you to please do the same, i.e. if you get a swap from me, with postage due, refuse it. I take 95% of my mail to the post office and if it's something I had weighed, and is now postage due, I wanna discuss it with the postmaster. Thank you, and I apologize should this actually happen.

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Very random things I like in no real order: the wife, anything with an ancient history feel, mythology, Surrealism, comparative religion, Halloween, British and Japanese folklore, the Goetia, Star Trek, kitsune, old maps, pumpkins, bees, statuary, Peeps, stickers, images of raw meat, C9 Christmas lights, stationery, Betty Page, crabs, the Uffington White Horse, Takashi Murakami, conversation hearts, the Mahabharata, cheese, archaeology, pork, purple, Tarot, honey, driving, cemeteries, Doctor Who, vacuuming, fonts, Liz Taylor, vintage Jell-O cookbooks, Cryptozoology, clouds, Sailor Moon, bellydancing, alchemy, holidays and observances (the older, the better), horses, Mansai Nomura...

I look forward to the day when people spell my name right. ^__^

About me as a hostess:

I think hosting is hugely important and I don't enter into the task lightly. I cull as I go, with a final sweep before assigning partners, so that you can see, at a glance, the people you will potentially be swapping with. I always angel my swaps should a flaker slip by, and I apologize in advance if that happens. I will do my do-diligence, keeping my standards absurdly high so the risk is as low as I can make it.

I do not host, or join, profile based swaps because, frankly, I suck at them. Senders' choice is how I roll. I will also, 99.9% of the time, have the sign up end on a Saturday so that I assign partners on Sunday giving swappers all day to get their swap together for a Monday mailing. =D

About me as a group owner:

Like hosting, I view owning a group as a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Which is not to say I'm not eager to have fun. I obsessively check my groups to approve any pending members because I know that I hate waiting.

I'm only here for the...

I'm always up for private kawaii swaps!! AND I created a public forum kawaii tag for when you're between swaps and want some kawaii mail!

TL;dr favorite colors are purple and pink. I lust after kawaii ghosts, anything Alice in Wonderland, and kawaii food (especially with faces, ESPECIALLY with arms and legs!) I prefer stickers over memos. Stickers, stickers, stickers!!

I adore “coupons,” die cuts, and oddly shaped memos.

Things I dislike are: Children (in all forms), birds, pandas, hmm…. guess that’s it. Oh, and I don’t do letter sets. It's not that I dislike them, they're just too fussy to mail.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft. If there's paper involved, I'm totally there! And it's like an illness! [email protected] I'll buy paper just to look at it. To possess it. It must be MINE! Bwahahahahahaaaa!

(Themes I can't pass on: Anything historic, mythic, Halloween! color related, involving quotes, Asian, holiday, literary, postage stamps and food)

People have said for years I'm a good cook and frankly, I think anyone can be a good cook...you just have to pick good recipes, the rest is simply following directions.

(My comfort food is forever Indian. All my friends share this fate.)

I have combined these two loves in what is known in my immediate circles as the Magic Cookbook. Think, very usable scrapbook. There will be blood spilled for possession of this blibit when I die.

(This is where my love of stickers really shine! I tend toward food themes - obviously - Japanese and kawaii, holiday related, anime, and celestial. I avoid like the plague Disney and cats.) (And BTW, stickers, stickers, stickers! Sheets, cut from sheets, flake...I love 'em all.)

Favorite Desinations

I love to travel, and my favorite destinations are England and Japan. I love Bronze, Iron and Roman Age Britain. All my pictures of England are rocks and grass. I can spot a tumulus a mile off in a moving car and snap a picture without swerving into oncoming traffic. I have mad driving skills over there.

In Tokyo it's ALL about the shopping. It's a paper-lovers dream. Flying halfway around the world to buy paper has come to feel natural at this point. I'm a big Inari fan and visiting shrines is tied with shopping.

(I'm an anime and manga fan, as well as Q-lia and Crux products. I'm helpless before food with a face drawn on!)

Been there... France, Prague, Austria, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Central and South America, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

BTW, Sailor Moon!!

We're big anime and manga fans in this house. The wife founded Yuricon and writes Okazu so there's always something new to discuss. Aside from SM, I'm a huge SAO fan, and we're looking forward to season two of My Next Life as a Villianess (Team Mary!!) Feel free to PM me if you wanna gush over your fav anime/manga. I'll be happy to gush back. ;-)

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries who feel the need to over-share and/or use their personal problems as excuses.

(More specifically I don't like Diddl, Disney, Peanuts, Winnie the Pooh (what is a pooh anyway?), celebrities, alcohol, smoking, Suzie's Zoo, Precious Moments, Snow Babies, zombies, clowns, and 99% of the shows on TV.)

(I'm also learning to dislike people who don't send their swaps out...) (Or perhaps I should say I hate people who send out their swaps on the last day. I know, I know, that's what a deadline is for, yaddi yaddi, there's no need to preach to me, but I seriously think that if you've joined a swap --with no craft element involved-- there is NO reason to not send it out within days of the swap date. Feel free to think I'm a sanctimonious bitch. I'm good with that.)


lnguyen124 rated for KSU: YOU pick the theme on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: OMG THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GUDETAMA ITEMS! That chubby, lazy egg is one of my fave characters <3
Response: Thanks for swapping with me! I was happy share. =D
ariestess rated for tPCC: A Tarot cafe swap, Nov on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: OMG! What an absolutely fascinating reading that will be food for thought for a while. And I love that deck! Thanks so much!
Response: It was a very neat reading, from yes, a gorgeous deck. =D Thanks for joining my swap. XOXO
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Sticker flake scavenger hunt on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: Soooooo much cuteness!!!! I might pretend I have a cut so I can wear one of those SG bandages. :D Thank you, Pattie!!
Response: LOL I use them as stickers! Thanks for swapping with me. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: It's all...BEARS on Nov 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you beary much!
Response: You're beary welcome!! =D
heliogal rated for tPCC: Just for Halloween fun on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the festive card and matching stamp! I loved it!!
Response: Thanks for joining my swap. =D
DeidreArt rated for KSU: 30/30/30 on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks as always for the awesome selection!
Response: And thanks for swapping with me. =D
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I see some new to me characters! :D As always, a pleasure to swap with you!
Response: SQUWEEEEEE! I'm so glad you liked 'em!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card! We have a 9' dragon in the front yard for the duration.
Response: Oooooo! Cooooool!!!
manders2280 rated for KSU: 20 LARGE memos #4 on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the big ones. I've decided I can swap when 1) I'm not in Wisconsin and 2) There's rain in the forecast. Thanks too for all the great vintage postage stamps.
Response: I should have used them on a LONG letter, huh? ;-)
Comment: Every memo sheet you sent had me so excited, thank you so much! These are going straight into my memo album, although I'll try to use some, lol.
Response: lol I feel ya!!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: ~50 stickers total~ on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Pattie!! That's a lot of cuteness in one little envelope! The panda in a bathtub is my new favorite flake. :D
Response: So glad it went to a good home. =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Wow, thanks for all the super cute memo sheets and sticker flakes. I've been wanting some of of those sticker flakes! I'm definitely going to reuse that cute bear baggy for the bear swap, lol.
Response: Ooooo! Awesome! I hadn't thought of that! [email protected]
Comment: Thanks for the links! I will have fun exploring them.
Response: My pleasure! I hope you find a lot to love. Thanks for joining my swap. =D
crtsjffrsn rated for Recommend a Tarot book on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card and the rec. Will be checking this book out for sure!
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! The Tarot history book sounds interesting.
Response: Thanks for joining my swap. Tarot books are always a fun read. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: 20 or 20 or 20 round 1086 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Love all the stickers and the Halloween themed envelope! :D
Response: It's the best time of the year... for decorating envelopes! =D
lou rated for Kawaii for postage on Oct 19, 2021
manders2280 rated for KSU: Meet me... under the sea on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: But hey, it's not in the requirements! Thank you.
Response: lol Welcome!!
manders2280 rated for KSU: PinkPinkPink on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: So piiiiiiiiink! Thank you.
Response: Soooooo awesome! Welcome!!
turboneko rated for KSU: KWIK Kawaii: 30 flakes! on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Love the selection, thank you :)
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for swapping with me. XOXO

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Mimosagirl on Nov 23, 2021:

alt text Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for always being an awesome swap partner, host and example to follow. hugs.

manders2280 on Sep 19, 2021:

Treat theme is Lunch?

manders2280 on Aug 14, 2021:

I addressed it ages ago then dropped a stack of postcards on the floor. It turned up when I moved a box. More decluttering, like the box of mini memos I found at the back of a shell.

manders2280 on Jun 11, 2021:

I'm listening to Main Street by Sinclair Lewis for book club. It's about life in small town Minnesota in 1920. This morning Carol packed a little picnic of coffee in a thermos and cookies in a cereal box. Like your kawaii. 🍪 🥣 😊

Mimosagirl on Jun 11, 2021:

alt text Stopping by to say Hi! :)

raniheartspaper on May 24, 2021:

I received the swap you sent for small amount, large-sh partners. Meredith had the same idea as you and I also received one from her as well. I sent out something for you today. I forgot to add the note I wrote for you in it so once you get it and wonder what it is, it's a thank you for the swap you sent me. Thank you, Pattie!

tcornell on May 4, 2021:

I received the Kawaii tag from you, love what you sent- thanks a bunch ♥♥♥

USAFwife on May 1, 2021:

Hey Pattie! Thanks so much for the cool Mithra postcard. I imagine it was extra special to see it in person, especially with the light hitting it as you described. :) Thanks for sharing with me! Cindi

manders2280 on Apr 28, 2021:

Later! I limit my hosting to one at a time. I don't know how you manage to host so many at once!

manders2280 on Apr 28, 2021:

If we had more Cover an envelope with tape swaps we'd use up more tape...

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