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Abbyla

Abbyla
Date Joined: January 19, 2015
Last Online: September 21, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

I've got a pile of hobbies: paper crafts, reading, writing, camping, knitting, Masterpiece Theater, tea, hiking, biking, cooking with fresh vegetables, history. Not in any particular order. smile. I do not like grading papers, but alas, that's what I do 10 months of the year. I DO enjoy seeing how much my students have grown by the end of the year, so it's worth it in the end. I have one dog, a cockapoo (cocker spaniel and a poodle) who is SUPPOSED to be no shedding. I am married to a wonderful man who can fix just about anything, and have two beautiful adult children who are really nice people.

I'm a fan of...

Art museums, museums in general, old houses, farmer's markets, thrift shopping.

Favorite Books

Good grief! There are so many: The Secret Life of Bees, The Help, children's books and young adult novels like Divergent and The Hunger Games. The Bible ( so many adventurous, interesting stories!), Lovely Bones, the Lady Julia Gray series, Dance of the White Dog, Still Alice, anything by or about Jane Austin.

Favorite Movies

Period dramas, add in somethIng fun like The Avengers, and smaller budget, independent movies to mix it up.

Favorite Television

Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, The Great British Baking Show, Shetland.

Favorite Crafts

I've been neglecting paper crafts lately and have been sewing lately: kitchen curtains, chair covers, pillows. I'm also the slowest of slow knitters in my knitting group!

Wish List...

Postcards: scenic countryside, art, vintage style, graphic lettering or design, buildings, anything from Europe

Postage stamps outside the U.S. Or unusual, unique U.S. Stamps

Anything related to nature, botanicals, vintage, historical, Medieval, dragons (think Lord of the Rings, Narnia), architecture, libraries, and books.

Colors: bright or deep colors over pastels.

Bookmarks, postcards, and notecards, especially if homemade!

Tea: Yes! I love to sample different types. Please avoid fruit teas, however, unless it's something really unique with a kick (peach and ginger, for example)

Washi tapes, stickers, labels are all lovely. No letter stickers please since I have a bunch that I'm trying to use up.

Business cards and/or brochures from art shows or independent yarn shops.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks! Our lives have definitely slowed down since COVID. I'm appreciating the little things right now, too.
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Comment: Thank you for the fun happy mail. Have a great weekend.
Response: You're so welcome! I hope you have a restful and fun filled long weekend, too
kizzlets rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #5 on Aug 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter! Ah yes, COVID pushed me to clean every inch of my house lol! Postcards are really hard to find too in my area as well, so I have to resort buying some on eBay. And thanks so much for the octopus notecard, it is beautiful! Take care :)
Response: Will do!
usctrojans79 rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #6 on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
marclively rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #6 on Aug 2, 2020
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Response: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. It's awesome you're making masks and thinking about your students. I am also a teacher. We have been back a week and students come back Monday. We are on a A/B schedule for middle and high school.
Response: Have you seen the meme that says "Anyone who doesn't believe kids will lick their hand and hollar I've got COVID isn't a teacher"?🀣🀣 Best wishes for a smooth start! πŸ™
TrixieShakewell rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #6 on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Love the mail art collage! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. So glad for a reason to make room for art! ( And happy that you liked it!)
lettergirl rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #4 on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: I am afraid that this must be rated down, due to the fact that you are on summer break still, and I am back at work today. My jealous nature compels me to take it out on you maliciously and unfairly. Unless you'd like to bribe me with the Cold Noodle Salad with Veggies and Chicken recipe. Then, I may be persuaded to give you the five stars, since your chatty letter/extras were fun. Hand over the recipe, girl, and get back to work!! (Maybe not too soon. It's sooooo stressful. thank you!
Response: 🀣🀣🀣 Never fear -back to work 4 days now. It's SO good to laugh OUT LOUD. Well worth a recipe, which will be trundling along soon!
Ellevee rated for First & Last Lines no. 23 on Jul 17, 2020
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Comment: I can honestly say I’ve never heard of that book! But the lines made it very mysterious, I may have to check it out. 😁
goinjenny rated for Quick PC Swap #3 on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra and for sending blank!
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Comment: Hello Steph, Thanks for sharing your happy mail items and super cute handmade card :] I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation and I wish you luck returning to school after :] Take care, stay safe and happy swapping! -mags
aero rated for Brighten My Week Notecard June #2 on Jun 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
mags142 rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! πŸ˜€ on Mar 17, 2019
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Comment: Hello Steph! Thank you for the extra goodies you sent me and I loved reading your letter :) you watched a lot of good movies and I agree with your views on the seasons and holidays! Thank you again for the cute and creative swap :)
Response: You are welcome! It's great to hear. Thank you for the rating!
Tamawi rated for Random Fun Facts PC #2 on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: I'd love an amazing window like that for my plants. I also spy some knitting!
Response: The knitting thrilled me too!
bluehairedmary rated for Random Fun Facts PC #2 on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Great postcard! Thanks for the interesting facts!
Response: You are quite welcome 😊
luluvision rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! πŸ˜€ on Mar 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and all the goodies! I would love to write you back!!
Response: Sounds good. I look forward to hearing from you and I'm happy you liked the swap!
Bananers rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! πŸ˜€ on Mar 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the fantastic extras!
Response: You are very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card, it's so beautiful. And I liked the question you sent me.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the PC. I love mail-able art. Thx for the rating!
aprilivy rated for CALG Note Card & 2 Teas on Oct 18, 2018
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Comment: Your card made my day! I love it. It's sparkly and geography! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank first the kind rating.
Pnixie rated for Happy Mail International! on Oct 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely flipbook :)
Response: You're welcome!

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Comments

Xira on Apr 11, 2018:

Thanks so much for your lovely mail! Will write back soon😘

Xira on Mar 24, 2016:

Thank you for your happymailsurprise! So clever to use the other side of the envie, and pretty too:) Love it all! Have a great Easter. Groetjes Barbara

Kathy821 on Sep 18, 2015:

Hi Steph,


Hope you are enjoying it already!
Kathy

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