Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 4:10 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: June 24, 2022
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
Stamps for the Wounded

Because It's All About Me

My wife's book is now available, and we're over the moon. If you're a fan of yuri anime, get yourself a copy!

By Your Side

And now, back to me. ;-)

Pokemon Trainer: 4987 7700 1795
PAD: 350 987 357

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.

Current obsession... Melon Cream Soda! (Not to drink, it's yucky, but to look at.)

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 โ€œcoupons,โ€ die cuts, and oddly shaped memos.

Things I dislike are: Children (in all forms), birds, pandas, hmmโ€ฆ. guess thatโ€™s it. Oh, and I donโ€™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! lol@me 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. ;-)

PERFECT is the enemy of GOOD.

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.)


enchantedgabi rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun swap! I've actually been considering buying those sqaure, dinner themed summikko memo pads, so I was excited to see you included some sheets in my swap <3 I have way more memos than i could ever use but it's always fun to collect more, lol. Thanks again!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: 25 Flakes! on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome flakes! Cool activity memo, too. I had fun playing with it (and I got the answer right - lol).
Response: Woot! Gold star for right answers! =D
ariestess rated for tPCC: Magical Herbalsim: Parsley on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I had no idea of the Persephone connection. And that recipe sounds fascinating!
Response: I didn't know, either. Cool beans, huh? Thanks for joining my swap. =D
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap<3 I seriously love the memo sheets, star themed stationery are some of my favorites. I'm happy to be part of ksu and look forward to future swaps! (:
Response: Thank you for joining my swap, and I'm super thrilled you love what you got. Here's to many more of the same. =D
Byn0604 rated for tPCC: Magical Herbalsim: Parsley on Jun 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the info on parsley. Also, I'm definitely going to have to try out that recipe soon. I have no one to try to impress, so "messy" foods are not an issue for me :)
Response: It's just SO good. And messy. Enjoy. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on May 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies <3
Response: Always a pleasure. XOXO
turboneko rated for KSU: Mini envelopes on May 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for swapping with me. =D
mysmashbooklife rated for ILK: 20 Mini Memos on May 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for all the memo! I loved them all! Will use them in my journals. And thank you for the extra's!
Response: It's my pleasure. =D Thanks for joining my swap!!
Response: Thank you for adding to my bag! The bloodstone was a very welcome addition.
Comment: Hi Pattie, Thanks for the very interesting PC and postage stamps. Hope you get to that exhibit - will it be the one in Frankfurt?
Response: My *plan* is for Frankfurt in March... however, I'm kicking around the idea of Toulouse. Flying in and out of Paris is never a bad thing. =D
PrettyAlice rated for tPCC: Youtube channel(s) on May 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: And thank you for sticking with me. We'll do better next round. ;-)
Comment: Thank you for dinner ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
Response: Always a pleasure. =D
MailArtbyJac rated for KSU: Any theme, kawaii ATC on May 10, 2022
Comment: Love it! Definitely will do this swap again in the future
Response: Feel free to poke me when you want me to run it. I'm open to poking. ;-)
Comment: Thanks for everything!
Response: Back'at'cha!
lnguyen124 rated for KSU: Sumikko Gurashi 30 pieces on May 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all of the fun sumikko! I loved the bandaids and mini ruler, so adorable!
Response: Aww, I'm so glad. =D Thanks for swapping with me!
turboneko rated for KSU: Pick 3 on May 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for spoiling me once again :D
Response: You're fun to spoil. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: Pick your poison: 25 flakes on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for always spoiling me ^_^
Response: It's my great pleasure. =D
lnguyen124 rated for KSU: One Ounce of Kawaii on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: I think you may have went over one ounce, thanks so much for all of the goodies!
Response: Always a pleasure. Thanks for swapping with me. =D
Comment: Yes those flakes definitely belong in my house!
Response: Yeah, they do. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: 20 or 20 or 20 round 1045 on Apr 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the flakes and I'm glad you liked the A.C.E extras too ^_^
Response: Love love LOVE them!! Thanks for always spoiling me. XOXO

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ccmmsu on Apr 11, 2022:


Thank you so much for the sticker flake RAK! I'm really digging the sushi ones right now. And thanks for letting me join in with the Cool Kids! :D

MailArtbyJac on Feb 22, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK! Got it today!

USAFwife on Jan 9, 2022:

I, too, have asked myself what a 'pooh' is (in reference to Winnie the). However, thanks my my daughter's OBSESSION with said bear as a small person, I can now answer that question. If you ever want to know, just ask. In exchange, you can try to explain Pokemon to me - my kids never got into it, and though I can identify one or two characters, I do not really understand any of it. :/

Have a happy day. ;) Cindi

manders2280 on Dec 29, 2021:

Thank you for the sticker sack thank you gift! And thank you in the lesson in counterfeit spotting! Stay warm!

raniheartspaper on Dec 28, 2021:

Omg Pattie! I was so confused as I literally rated Meredith seconds before I opened yours. I had to go back to check to ensure that I rated the correct person. Thank you so much for the Kawaii surprise! You're always so good to me!

MailArtbyJac on Dec 26, 2021:

Thanks for the fun surprise!

sassafrass on Dec 24, 2021:

Happy Holidays!

manders2280 on Dec 13, 2021:

We're enjoying all the anchovies from a swap a while back. they are perfect for organizing my Xmas cookie baking!

Mimosagirl on Nov 23, 2021:

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

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