Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2022 7:41 am


Date Joined: November 18, 2011
Last Online: August 13, 2019
Birthday: May 23
Country: United States

I like me...

I enjoy crafting. (That is a complete understatement.)

I try to make do with what I have. I reduce/reuse/recycle, so most of what I make has somethings that enjoyed a former life as something else :)

I enjoy meeting new people and learning about them.

I live in the suburbs with several dogs and a very crafty roomie

I am currently resolving the 1.

The 3s are fairly old, and came during a family crisis. At least two of those people no longer actively swap

I like books...

The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson

A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

Anything in the Tortall Realms by Tamora Pierce

Harry Potter series

Basically whatever Garth Nix writes

Anything Cassandra Clare has written (fanfic, v. secret diaries, all her books...)

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

{Oh, there are more. Many, many more. I read like a crack addict smokes.}

I like crafts...



Friendship bracelets






Would anyone like to teach me how to tat lace?

{Those are the basics. I just like making, and keeping my hands busy.}

I like staring...

At TVs: The Great British Baking Show, Sherlock (though series 4 was the worst), Modern Family, the news, Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Gravity Falls

At Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World; Ocean's 11, 12, and 13; the X-men movies; The Avengers movies, Wayne's World

I like...

Tea: mostly blacks, earl grey and that sort. I will graciously accept anything, because new tea is always exciting!

I drink coffee rarely, but I like coffee-flavored things.

Books, books, books, books!

Skulls, not gore

I basically love yarn of any kind.

Friends, not foes

Kawaii, not Disney

Little scraps of interesting paper, especially newspapers and magazines in other languages than English.

Animals in general (especially penguins!)

Chocolate, not raisins (except Raisinettes!)

Cooking AND eating (HA!)

Colors, colors, colors, colors! And shades and hues and gradients...

I collect 1-inch badges (pins), penguins, and weird pictures.

I also like hearing about your hometown and country!

Just so you know...

I'm allergic to smoke, and red dye in foods. Stuff from a smokey household don't bother me so much, but please don't send me things like Kool-Ade or red candies.

I really don't use lotion or many skin care products (hooray for uber-sensitive skin!) so thanks, but no thanks.

I have this thing about hair. Now, I own pets, and I know it's impossible for their hair not to sneak into envelopes and such. But hair stuck in the glue holding your project together... gross! Again, I know some hair is unavoidable, and I'm incredibly weird about hair, so I won't say a thing if you're nice and try to keep your projects clean.

A final thought...

I saw this written about a pillow swap on the blog Cut to Pieces. I thought it answered "Why do you swap?" rather elegantly, so I wanted to share it :)

"I am SO OFTEN asked "How can you give that away?!" when I make a swap item. I'll admit that the items I make to give away in swaps are some of my most treasured pieces. I put my whole heart into each one and then send it on it's way.

But I don't even start out with the mentality that these items ever belong to me. They belong to my partner from the moment I begin to come up with an idea that is hopefully perfect for that person. Yes, they are all a part of me...I make them. But they are not mine. This pillow is no exception. It would not exist if not for my partner. SHE was the inspiration for it...her life, her style, her loves. It is hers."

I wasn't paying attention!

Have you tried to email me recently? I only just realized I had a defunct address listed!

The current gmail address is correct.

I'm not ignoring you, I promise!


JaneInSD rated for Lately, I've been super into... PC on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: I'm so sorry that it took me so long to rate you. I've been working 10-12 hour days/ 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks and things have been crazy!! Thank you for the cool card. Interesting to hear what everyone is into right now. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the card and notes about what you are into!
mrsjacobs rated for Drunk Postcard -USA- on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the resend. What an interesting postcard! And it gave me a laugh.
Response: Yay! I'm glad USPS didn't fail us twice!
curlyhedgehog rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your lovely cat ATC! And thanks for the goodies, too.
hayleyxfandora rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC and other goodies! Jones is such a beautiful cat! I send love and happy thoughts and wishes your way, and hope things start looking up for you soon in these difficult times.
3stairs rated for Pinterest Bucket List on Jun 21, 2017
Heidiieee rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the adorable ATC...your kitty is super cute! I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Take care 💗
jezb750 rated for 5+ Stamps on Envelope on May 28, 2017
Comment: Hello Mary! Thanks for the nice stamps and the blank notecards you sent inside. Best regards to you!
raspberryrose rated for 5+ Stamps on Envelope on May 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks Mary. I love the wonder woman stamp too
Response: i did too! when that sheet came out i snapped them up :)
tizzicat rated for Interest me No. 45 on May 12, 2017
Comment: Finally arrived - thank you.
Comment: thanks for all the great stamps
astrodogg rated for Pinterest Bucket List on Apr 24, 2017
kbaver rated for Pinterest Bucket List on Apr 24, 2017
jaimiemarcotte rated for Interest me No. 45 on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!
Shevvy rated for 2nd Quarter Reading Log Swap 2014!! on Jul 30, 2014
Comment: Loved your log.. as per comment below! thankyou so much Shevvy
Shevvy rated for Map Your Reading 2nd quarter on Jul 30, 2014
Comment: Hi Mary, thanks for your map you read some fab books.. I've added the art of racing in the rain to my reading list for this quarter, as well as uglies but i think i should also check out some jodi picoult and sarah dessen! Thanks for giving me some great inspirtaion
craftycrocheter rated for Mystery fabric challenge on Jun 6, 2014
Comment: I understand that you have some family issues. The last message I received from you was on May 20 saying that you would send that weekend. I hate to do this but I still haven't received this swap. I will update rating when received.
luleemik rated for HC: That's a Crappy Dress on Jun 4, 2014
Comment: Thanks for "channeling" Gone With The Wind...lol! The "crappy couture" is really cute and good for you for using "crap" from other swap extras!!!
damilola rated for May birthdays :D on Jun 1, 2014
Comment: Thank you! My dad loved the stamps on the envie :-) Thanks for surprising him.

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kittyhahahotbot on May 21, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

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dmarie on Apr 22, 2014:

Hi come check out my sew a pouch- USA swap

anrtist on Apr 12, 2014:

Tell me what You want! ;-) Crafting Queens!

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pandakitty on Aug 29, 2013:

My favorite animal profile decorations

pandakitty on Aug 29, 2013:

My favorite animal decorations #2

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pandakitty on Aug 29, 2013:

My favorite animal profile decorations #3

rguldy on Aug 27, 2013:

My Favorite Animal Profile Decoration from rguldy

Elizabeths2 on Aug 27, 2013:

Hi there, I am here from the "My Favorite Animal Profile Decorations" swap. I hope you enjoy the pictures of some of my favorite animals! :)

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