Answers to ongoing q's in the thread
Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ]
Those sugar scrubs look fun! Honeysuckle Incense or Archipelago or The Briar Path or Marshmallow Rose all sound lovely.
Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)
WOW truly any of those teas!!! Any kind of candy would be neat, too!
I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?
All the scrubs and saps look delightful, especially the Oatmilk and Honey and Mahogany and Lavender!
Early July, I will also be taking a trip, but to nowhere so flashy as Paris. I'm going back to the woods. However, middle of nowhere Mississippi does have one advantage - I can probably do some wildcrafting while I'm home. Dear Swapee, is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests? Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find.
Any kind of dried leaf/flower would be wonderful and very welcome.
If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?
Sure! Anything regarding new beginnings or creativity would be especially welcome.
Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?
No thank you!
What's your favorite creature?
Cats and moths
Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?
I love them, and yes
Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?
Certainly! Cinnamon chocolate and pepper sound nice.
Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?
Hell yeah! I love shortbread.
If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?
Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?
I don't have any spiritual holidays I celebrate over the summer, though I try to spend a lot of time outside and in the ocean if possible.
Anything you want from the UK?
An Aero chocolate bar please!
Can't use them, unfortunately, so no
Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?
Sure -- face masks always welcome. I use Lush's Big shampoo and Roots leave-in conditioner.
Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?
Sure! XS/S, and fleeced ones are great. Any style/color is fine.
Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?
Yes, and sure! I have the Wild Unknown deck and an Egyptian-style deck with illustrations from Falconnier and Wegener.
What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/
Ooh, very cool and up my alley! Love the Morteria riso.
Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?
I do prefer bagged, but I can manage with loose leaf!
I make arm warmers. I make them from sweaters I thrifted. They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors. They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.
If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.
No thank you, they sound lovely but I don't think I'd wear them!
PBSW summer collection
Ooh, the shaving soap looks interesting??
Anyway I have a few more questions! It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)
Any of the sugars or salts look fab!!
Working Class Coffee
If it can be ground, certainly! If not, I'll pass.
Any of the cashew or peanuts look great!
No thank you!
No thank you!
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???
Nothing immediately jumps to mind but I'm always down for candy from abroad!
I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?
Would love that!
If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?
Aw! I do love bees -- I used to pet the fuzzy bumblebees in my backyard when I was a kid, so they really do call summer to mind. Shells and honeysuckle flowers are close runners-up.
What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons.
I don't mind! My sprite already sent me a knitting pattern on a super secret burner email account and that was fun.
My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
Those are indeed super cool; sure!
Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)
Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?
I'm ambivalent! And a Sagittarius.
What do you think of plushies?
Not super into them -- they will get requisitioned by the cats as toys within 24 hours of entering my home, per our contract.
Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?
Matcha Kit Kats and/or Hi-Chews!!
Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?
I'm moving to a new spot that has a deck and room for outside plants for the first time in my life! Where cats cannot eat them! I don't know what to do! But I would love to have some small potted plants there!
How many books is too many books?
Speaking of……I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? If so, what colors would go with your kitchen
Absolutely! Cream/black/emerald green
And for you Spritz - things have come in but a question for you. I may have missed it from the questionnaire... but your feelings on chocolate? Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?
I love milk and white chocolate, not a fan of dark! Also very much enjoy a truffle and anything with caramel/fruit flavors/raisins in it. I like peanuts and cashews; not a huge fan of almonds or walnuts in chocolate.