Date Joined: August 8, 2010
Last Online: October 19, 2020
Birthday: February 11
Country: United States
June 25, 2014: Swap-bot is a great place, I've definitely had fun here over the past few years and met some wonderful people, but I'm at the point now where I need to take a break. I'll keep my links posted so that those who may wish to find me, can.
I'm a nursing student with an undergraduate background in anthropology, gender studies and modern history. I'm passionate about art (of every description, especially photography), writing and spending time in my garden. I live on Whidbey Island, in the beautiful pacific northwest, with my beloved and our furry menagerie.
Knitting is one of my great loves, although I am also somewhat adept at sewing and am learning to crochet amigurumi (which I then stuff with catnip and let my three cats go bonkers on). Currently in my knitting basket: odd creatures (hermit crabs, snails, octopus) designed by Hansi Singh and Stitch Surfer Socks.
I prefer to swap postcards, letters, smaller knit projects, Inchies and ATCs; I am especially drawn to those which are ridiculous and/or unique.
Of course, what intrigues me most is what you find beautiful-- I am not someone who is easily offended or who has conventional taste. I would much rather receive something interesting-- something that you put yourself into, rather than something that anyone could create with templates and stickers.
Irony, a sense of humour and a certain level of inappropriateness will always be welcomed.
a note about the swaps which I host: please feel free to use any of my swap ideas -- past or present. No need to credit me or ask me first.
("Little Purple Riding Hood Coat" which I knit for a friends baby using the design from Sublime #649, The Eighth Little Sublime Hand Knit Book)
I love stamped and written postcards-- although I am fine if you would rather send them blank and/or in an envelope as well.
I find it really interesting to hear about personal beliefs and faith. My own beliefs lean towards practicing love (without a specific deity in mind), and I genuinely honour and respect all paths that centre around this. With that said, please feel free to share your thoughts on religion or your own personal journey, but please leave condemnation and brimstone out of the conversation.
I also love quotes and poems-- if you are moved to include one on your post card, I would be thrilled.
...the list grows and changes daily.
(Photo uncredited, but so inspiring: upcycling useless objects into semi-useless objects is a hobby of mine)
I'm generally always on the hunt for these things, and would love to swap for them:
...a recent Anne Taintor postcard I sent to Anna in Russia via Postcrossing
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You should come back now. :) I miss being part of your swaps.
Thank you so so so so so much for sending the Adventures of the Traveling Postcards back to me and also for the extras! Good luck!
Awe so sorry to see you go. I know what you mean about the forums but that's why I just avoid them!
i'll miss your swaps! added you on IG; I'm wingedsar.
Hi! Sad to read that you're leaving swap-bot. Loved your Ugly /Tacky /Bizarre Postcard Swap! Would you mind if I host it from now on? -Femke (femkevd)
Eeeeee its like I won the lottery....all the beautiful 7's! http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r759/kitbot13/777_zps971bed97.gif)
Seriously, I'm only joining your swaps from now on. Everyone has lost their shizz,
Thank you so much for the sweet card and coins you sent! Such a pleasant and appreciated surprise!
Thank you so much for the package. I was in the post office crying my eyes out. I'm just always so amazed when someone remembers my son and I. I really can not put into words how much it means to me and to him. I am looking at the prayer card right now, thank you SO much... This is definitely something I needed right now. Thanks again.
Wow, oh Wow, oh WOW!! You are such a GRACIOUS recipient of silly stuff! LOL!! Thank you so much for the WONDERFUL "thank you" package that you sent in return for the extra playing cards! You found so many COOL things that are JUST my style! I Love it!! Thanks again, and Blessings for being such a SUPER Swapper!! ~PK