Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 3:01 am


Date Joined: April 15, 2012
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
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12/2 running late on round robin swap and I have notified my partner. Will send by 12/4. Holiday ornament swap due 12/4 is completed and will be mailed on time by 12/4.

10/31 Changing some of the weekly and monthly postcard swaps I host for 2018. B&W will be once a month sign up by 1st Thursday. On the 2nd Thursday the theme will be MAGAZINE & BOOK COVER and should be from those sets like Vogue Magazine PCs, Penguin book PCs, etc. Once a month swaps for mishap (damaged) will continue and will be 3rd Thursdays. I'll also be doing one called CABINS, ETC on the 4th Thursday and it will be for that old west look of dilipadated cabins, mines, barns, wagons, fences and must be photo style, touristy or non. And unlike my norm, CABINS will be USA only but I can do a private swap here and there with an international partner for this style. Then one more USA only: STATES. Touristy or artsy USA state PCs in alphabetical order with the requirement the state MUST be written on the front. Not able to fulfill private International with this one except for Colorado! May also mention a city along with the state. This will be weekly on Thursdays. On 3rd Thursdays the theme will be titled BALLOONS & RAINBOWS but it will cover birthday balloons, hot air balloons, and rainbows. These can be photo style or artistic. Touristy or non. Moving Free/Ad to a group I'm in: Free postcards "r" us. It will be once monthly on the 4th Thursday. Probably a mix of themed and sender'sChoice. Check them out if interested! I'll start posting them in December. That's my goal anyway. And occasional pc swaps in WIYM group.

10/30 I took a seasonal job so I will most often be rating once a week-day varies each week. Thanks for your patience!

6/17/17 Finally really started working on finishing the quilt I've been procrastinating since October and really from months before that. I sewed yardage together for the back and spray basted (and some pins) the quilt sandwich. Later today I hope to begin the first diagional "quilting." Wish me luck..it's king sized and I don't have a long arm machine...

2017 update...Still happily buying from the same dairy, didn't end up buying into a CSA yet. Found one I really like but summer travels get in the way...I don't think that one let's you go on vacation hold at no cost like the dairy...Search continues.

10/20/16 reducing groups I'm in so I can get serious about finishing quilts I have completed the tops of and cross-stitching a huge art deco Christmas pattern I started 3-4 years ago then set aside and haven't picked up.

What I'm most excited about for 2016-we started buying raw milk, yogurt, cheese, and eggs from a local dairy! And sometimes other products such as eggs and meats. Currently looking into CSAs that delivery nearby and hopefully I will have some farm fresh veggies to go along with the animal products late this spring. I am aware that my photos bleed into all the info on the right and it is on my mind to fix it when I stop procrastinating logging into my old photobucket account where these pictures are located. So one day, I will make them smaller....but when...so in the meantime I moved all the photos and babble about me to the next section.

$$$SUPER WISHLIST$$$ In need of BLANK PCs from the following states with the state name printed on the front. Can be any touristy style it view including map and big letter: IDAHO, MARYLAND, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH CAROLINA, and WISCONSIN.

I love sender's choice swaps but if you need inspiration...

  • A aardvark, Alice in Wonderland(esp. the caterpillar), alien, ant-eater, architecture, argyle, art, art deco, art nouveau
  • B bars, Belgian Beers, Black&White, Black Teas (with or w/o other flavors), Buddha imagery and statues
  • C cactus, capybara, carnival-esp. European celebrations of it, Cary Grant, chickens, chocolate (dark&bitter) citrus(flavors, scents, fruit images) clown(friendly or evil), cocktails, coffee, cookbooks, cross-stitch
  • D dark themes, Day of the Dead, dodecahedron, dragon
  • E elephants, embroidery, Europe
  • F 1950s, fancy frogs & other insects wearing fancy clothes and hats, farm animals, flower garden, funny, first day issue PCs W/postage
  • G gargoyles, geology, geometrical patterns, goat(farm & mountain), goth
  • H Halloween, hexagons, hot air balloons, hot springs,
  • I industrial music, insects
  • J junk stores(thrift stores)
  • K kawaii stickers & stationery esp. food and halloween, kites,
  • L lace, Leo, lilies, Logic puzzles, Little Miss & Mr. Men
  • M mathematics, MOD&1960s, monsters(cute or scary), mosaics, museums
  • N National Parks, Nijntje, note cards, numbers-3, 13, 17, numerology (and my name numerology is 3)
  • O octagon, odd&strange&weird, organs&player pianos, owl
  • P paisley, patterns, Periodic Table of the Elements-esp. when it is used to spell other words, Periot, pig, polka-dots, post cards, plaid, prime numbers, purple
  • Q quilts
  • R raspberries & other berries, recipes, religious buildings & artifacts esp. Catholic and Jewish, robots, rock formations, roosters
  • S Saints-esp. St. Francis of Assisi, Sinterklaas (St. Nick!), and St. Emily, sheep, snowmen, stained glass, stationery, stickers (flat prefered, not puffy or 3D), still life, stripes, succulents
  • T tapestry, Tiki, tiles, tomatoes, travel, true crime (books, movies, documentaries), tulips
  • U UFOs, umbrellas
  • V vintage (real or reproduction), vintage cookbooks 1960&earlier, 100 vintage educational charts pcs
  • W wild boar, woodland theme & critters
  • X xeroscape
  • Y yak,
  • Z zoo animals & postcards

For the inappropriate group (T.I.T.S.), I prefer ding dongs over hoo-haas and bazongas. Not offended by topics in the group description.

Not my favorites: seafood, pastel colors, small print flowers, evangelistic and/or proselytizing text. (I am fascinated and genuinely interested in saints, history of the Catholic church, architecture and art with churches or other religious buildings but I am very much a non-practicing Catholic). I do prefer to host and join "sender's choice" so if something falls in the swap category but is on my not my favorite, no big deal! The surprise of it all is the fun of sender's choice.

About Me

I am a Math Nerd married (18 years) to a wonderful Computer Nerd. I'm a bicentennial baby(now you know my age!), born in the year of the Dragon, and I'm a Leo on the cusp of Virgo. We have two dogs now, as one just passed, Katie, was a 17-year-old black Cockapoo(9/21/99--2/18/17). She was probably about 5yo in the photo. Goliath, a 7-year-old grey Tibetan Terrior, probably about 1-3yo in the photo. and Chanel, a 16-year-old white and tan Havanese! She now has no teeth left and her tongue hangs out all crazy. She is probably about 6 in the photo and Katie behind her was about 7.

We also have a huge pleco named Jesus, maybe 12-15 years old, and a rescued red-eared-slider named Edna. She is more than 20 years old.

*cross stitch is my first crafty love and my very favorite way to pass the time (if you love to cross stitch too, newbie or experienced, join Beginner's Cross Stitch The group also hosts various embroidery swaps

I've started my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th quilts (1st was 21-20 years ago - machine quilting with my Nana(grandma)) this one is also machine quilting - with a little help from Nana, again! And now I've started a couple other quilts through groups here on Swap-bot. In other words-quite a few quilt tops and as soon as I get determined enough I will do the layering and the quilting. One I finished last summer, a baby quilt for my husband's cousin's first baby. I'm pretty new to sewing but I enjoy sewing a lot. I've made a few things here using my machine - dotee doll, little stuffed animals, a couple of plushies. Also in Feb. I started attending a once monthly English Paper Piecing quilt group! I've made a couple of hexagon shaped flowers but no big projects on the horizon until I get those other machine quilts completed.

The photo below is a Zombie cocktail. The barel is from a Geuze brewery near Brussel.


*religious buildings and art (any religion but especially Catholic), mosaics, stained glass, gargoyles, other interesting stone and wooden sculptures on churches and old buildings

, art nouveau & art-deco

*Cary Grant

*Nijntje (miffy)

*colors: dark purple, black, dark green, b&w with a splash of color, b&w

*goth, dark, creepy, odd & weird

UFO Watchtower outside of Hooper, CO

*music: agrotek, industrial, hellktro, electronic, 80s such as: Suicide Commando, Hocico, Agonoize, Welle:Erdball, the Cure, Depeche Mode

A quote I really like: A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb

ANGELS & flakers

Angels :-)

@BabsMomOf5 for city town village N 2016, @BabsMomOf5 for book page bookmark, it's beautiful!! @BabsMomOf5 for nude person pc! Super cool artsy beach nude. @Mugsie again, Wow! For Halloween ATC, @anitagrace angeld a tag I was stiffed on by sending a lovely stash of blank Colorado PCs!, @sebastian122 for angeling swap Nengajo!, @Mugsie for helping me complete the scrabble word robot! , @user6937 for free/ad postcards #4, @LaviniaRiverina for Handmade Butterfly Bookmarks @RooBaRoo for Seasonal summer art PC @pearlswithplaid for Summer ATC @ccgigglebox for Profile Surprise Embroidery Hoop, @VaGrammy66 for Buddha PC tag, @dragonfly for 4 element PCs, @ ? Sheep postcard. If it was you please pm me! I thought I typed your name here but did not :( @Taeniura for Children's Illustration PC, @Miabiff for Children's illustration PC, @Linda52156 (letter and tea), @Cirsium (cross-stitch round robin #5), @Lindsay919 (sending extra cross-stitch round robin for me to work on), @drgngirl house pet sticker slapped), @user6937 for altered text atc #6 purple, @flowerchild for last open quick 50 sticker swap.


@astrodog for free/ad pc #10 oversized

@Lizbee for make a bird for me

@Aksenovana @skessop @silviasanantonio @crystaljo330 @kimani @MaryPoppins84 @lilpuddn @cherly @acupofchai aka? @kobi @beatriz22 @felicialauren aka @morris who is also magically named Felicia Lauren and from a city over in the same state... @WanderingWrenn @basilikum83 @Anaryawe @wildncrazy091972 @Kitastic @SpiderBaby @MoominStar9 @katybean27 @chikunamika @tnhomeschoolmom @thebigbang @MrsMacT @mezzanotte @geluksdubbeltje @Lacrimosa @ArtistShu @FrankieTeardrop @roogirl @sweetsexyvicky aka @webddreamy butterfly pass &paste E

If you were flaked on in any swap I hosted and had to give a 1 rating, please contact me so I can angel

tag...you're it

Just to keep track...

Angeling bw37 sent 11/4

Resend needed 9/26 O-city/town sent to Germany 9/28

Sending: 10/3 angeling b&w pc week 32 & a Halloween swap.

Waiting for b&w wk36 to rate a 1 so I can angel.


9/25 Animals & Nature group- international tag for 3 pcs tagged and sent 9/28

Cocktial , updated Jan 18, 2016...seems to have died out but I would honor the person who tags me we just may have to pm back and forth about an item as after all this time (7/11/17) my offers may be different.


Comment: Thanks for the I card. Looks like a neat town.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard from Touro Synagogue!
Apelser rated for Multi Multiview Postcard #16 on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I love it.
Comment: Very pretty flowers, thank you!
Babsmomof5 rated for ANIMAL PC # 20 T is for on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: What a lovely postcard! I had a frog as a pet when I was a girl. Of course his name was Kermit, lol! My mom even took me to have my pictures made with him in his little bowl. Thanks so much for sharing this one with me!
Comment: Absolutely awesome! Fantastic work and the extras were a welcome surprise as well 😁! Merry Christmas! ❀️❀️❀️
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful cards!! Merry Christmas to you too!! πŸŽ…
Tessssssa rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - birds on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the pocket letter! I love all the stamps on the envelope
Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
mydnite rated for WIYM: INTERESTING BUILDING PC SWAP on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: What an amazing photo! It IS splitting the fog! Happy Swapping! Jen
Comment: Being a science teacher I am always enthralled with rock formations. Unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to visit Utah or any of theses national parks.
Fieke rated for ANIMAL PC # 18 R is for ... on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your postcard ;)
Whippet rated for NON-TOURISTY pc #48 DOLLS/TOYS on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Hello Emily! Wow, thank you for the Toy PC featuring miniatures from the Denver Museum. Amazing that a business man & his wife enjoyed collecting miniatures. Happy December!
Comment: Thanks for the card.
nannydino rated for FREE/AD #47 WINTER or CHRISTMASY on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Hi Emily, thank you for the awesome Christmas PC. I love the bright colors and vintage "feel" .Crazy about those postage stamps you used. Really great. Happy swapping.
Vickyen rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet G - USA on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Emily! Golden, CO sounds like a hopping place - we love craft breweries and the quilt museum sounds great! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Lonestarchild rated for B&W PCs week 48 on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: What an amazing old b&w pic. thank you!
angdiane rated for B&W PCs week 47 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Marilyn Monroe PC! It's gorgeous! All the stamps are wonderful as well. I love anything vintage too :)
Comment: Great postcard and stamps!! I'm not a skier either. Tried it twice and as someone afraid of heights, it did not appeal to me, ha ha! Thank you for the great swap!!!! : )
wittmert rated for B&W PCs week 46 on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Love the harbor postcard!

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ainaignies on Oct 16, 2017:

Dear Emily, thank you for angeling B&W PC week 32. i love the PC and the stamps that you used :)

Babsmomof5 on Oct 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for being an angel to me for the WIYM: Halloween Countdown #3 swap. It was incredibly kind of you to step up and angel it, and I adored what you sent!

Margothecat on Oct 2, 2017:

Thank you so much for the AN Postcard Tag International cards. The flag and map are new ones for my collection!

BTW your dogs are so cute!

HannahEnilk on Sep 23, 2017:

Thank you for the John Denver PC RAK! It's awesome!

susieq11 on Sep 17, 2017:

I got the fur seal!!! 😍😍😍 Oh I LOVE it!! Thavk you tons! XOXO

pianoheart on Aug 30, 2017:

Mahalo for the very nice Colorado Music postcard...I would love to see a concert !

sabbysteg on Aug 26, 2017:

Thanks for the John Denver postcard, really like it!

MommaBaxter on Aug 18, 2017:

Thanks Emily for the recommendations for my trip! I'm really excited for the pie place! Yum! How lucky that you were paired with me for a swap AND had great travel tips! Thanks so much!

isabellasnow on Aug 13, 2017:

Hi Emily!! Thank you so so much for the lovely RAK of vintage postcards! One is even deckle-edge--be still, my heart ;+) I also just adore the cute puffer fish notecard--how cute is that? You're the best!

Kayllra on Jul 21, 2017:

Hi Emily, Thank you for welcoming me. I hope you had a great time at the Efteling and enjoy your stay in germany, beautiful country. Greetings Karin

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