Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2021 10:46 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: August 4, 2021
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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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.)


ccmmsu rated for KSU, Let's Go! on Aug 4, 2021
Comment: LOVE these memos and flakes! Great idea for a swap theme. :) Thank you, Pattie!!
Response: Yippee! I'm so glad you loved 'em, and yeah, manders picked an awesome theme. =D
laurenaraya rated for KSU: Anything BUT...San-X on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: i love everything thank you!!
Response: And I loved picking things out for you. Win/win
laurenaraya rated for KSU: 5 LARGE flake stickers on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: thank you!
Response: welcome! =D
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: 20 and 20 on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the yummy sticker flakes and memos!!!! Your envelope art is adorable.
Response: Aww, thanks! And thanks for swapping with me. =D
lyssathemermaid rated for tPCC: Your Greek altar on Aug 2, 2021
Comment: What a lovely set up outside! That statue is beautiful!
Response: Thank you! It was super zen to sit and make sure the camera didn't fall and start streaming the sky. ;-)
manders2280 rated for KSU: Small Kawaii Surprise on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sweet pink sticker sacks and paper games. It looks for me like Cinnamoroll would roll right off!
Response: lol Well they ARE a CinnamonROLL. ;-P
IntaglioDragon rated for tPCC: Your Greek altar on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: It's all beautiful! I really like the bowl.
Response: Awww, thanks! And thanks for swapping with me. =D Happy Lammas.
Comment: If someone knows only simplified Chinese characters for dream, then there might be something - like the whole word - lost in translation?
Response: I'm convinced this is indeed the case. =D
Comment: Pattie, I received your swap on Friday but I have been out of town. Thank you so much for all the memos, I can't wait to dig in!
Response: Same! I had a mound when I got back. Welcome home, and have fun with your new goodies. =D
Leekoba rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #27 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Happy Swapping!
Response: Back'at'cha!
DeidreArt rated for KSU: Where's Waldo? on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Yay! Thanks for hosting this fun swap!
Response: And thanks for joining! I really do enjoy it, though before assigning partners I always dread it! LOL Life is like that. =D
Comment: Hey there Pattie ! First off, You have nothing whatsoever to be sorry for, as to being partnered with me! 😃 I love that we are again! I mean, it doesn't happen very often at all either. I love this swap by the way and wish more people were interested in this. But I guess it's a to each his/her own thing. Anyway, Thank you very much, for the Meroe Sudan Royal tombs postcard! I just love it ! Yup, You told me about your first favorite Buer and no you didn't tell me about Dantaloin. But I just read up on him, in the The Lesser Key of Solomon. He sounds really cool, being a Duke & Mighty. Just wish there was a picture of him. But I like him however. And, Your 3rd choice Paimon, I also read up on. He sounds really cool too! Esp. being a Great King & being very obedient to Lucifer! Even cooler yet, him riding a Camel ! My top 3 favorites from The Infernal Dictionary are Volac, Andras, and Amduscias. Thank you for a great swap!
Response: Thanks for joining me, again. ;-) Gotta love the camel. lol
sakura15 rated for ILK-pop!: What I am listening to on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for swapping with me and sharing some songs I hadn't heard before. The video of The Real was funny - I hadn't heard of them before! Twice are so cute. I used to have this song on my playlists and would bop out to it in the car haha. Oh my gosh Psycho! So good. I've heard some great covers too. LA DI DA is such a catchy track in fact I want to go listen to it right now haha. Anyway thanks again for swapping with me :) I will be compiling my list to send out tomorrow night.
Response: And thank you for hosting! I love getting new goodies to listen to. =D
YooperHill rated for AM: Is that...Hello Kitty??? on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Opps! Sorry! I did receive your art! Thank you so much!
Response: lol No worries. Thanks for swapping with me, I hope you had fun. =D
cherlita rated for ILK-pop!: What I am listening to on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your playlist (and introducing me to gen 4 songs, I only know aespa lol)! I love love love Psycho, it's been on my repeat a lot last year ^^
Response: lol It was a Psycho kinda year, huh? =D
Kookielove rated for ILK-pop!: What I am listening to on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the playlist and the YouTube links ~ I look forward to listening to them all.
Response: My pleasure! I love these swaps. =D
sal410cat rated for ILK-pop!: What I am listening to on Jul 20, 2021
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 30 mini memos on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Yay, thank you for all the mini memos! Again, a lot of new sheets I haven't gotten yet. Thank you so much!
Response: Happy to add to the madness. =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 20 LARGE memos #3 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Pattie, thank you so much for the large memo sheets. Quite a few I didn't have already and happy to add to my collection. Thank you!
Response: Woot! New-to-you FTW!!!
sakura15 rated for ILKpop: Ma fav on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: So catchy!! I get what you mean about it being hard to answer your phone. My alarm is the instrumental for a BTS song. Do you like Stray Kids? I feel like they might have a similar vibe to this song you shared.
Response: I do like them! Excellent suggestion. And thanks for joining my swap. =D

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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...

raniheartspaper on Mar 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the "RAK" for Join Now, Mail Monday. I absolutely adore the mint decoration on the envelope. My mail lady also told me she adores seeing the decorated envelopes when she handed this over to me today.

asddsa28 on Feb 28, 2021:

thank you!!! all the korean memos omg I love them!!!! you to kind

manders2280 on Feb 27, 2021:

Omurice! Lots and lots of omurice!!! And in such a beautiful envelope! Thank you!!!

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