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Abbyla

Abbyla
Date Joined: January 19, 2015
Last Online: November 18, 2018

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

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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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcard :) I love the legend on it! ♥
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: I have new glasses and enjoyed finding all the little things on your card!
Response: Oh no! That means I nearly wrote too small! I'm happy you accentuated the positive! Thank you for the rating!
sharmison33 rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard. My boys LOVED the scratch and sniff stamp! We live in a small town and never get cool stamps.
Response: I thought it was pretty cool too! Glad you and your boys liked it. Thank you for the rating.
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Response: Thank you for the rating. :)
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for the nice postcard (keep calm!) and you wonderful letter written on paper by a Dutch artist! And your imagination got it 100% right: I indeed got very desperate foor sunshine and left cold the Netherlands to live in the sun! Thanks for this wonderful swap! 'til next time!
Response: She's one of my favorite artists! As far as I know, she designs cards and stationary, also some figurines. Her birds are amazing! So glad you enjoyed the swap! Enjoy that sunshine!
jezb750 rated for WIYM: PEOPLE POSTCARD on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card Steph, best regards!
Response: Wow! That was fast - the mail system was working very efficiently. So glad you got my PC quickly. I don't remember ( just got back from traveling) but can only HOPE that I put a variety of stamps on it for you ( instead of just slapping on the round overseas stamp!). Thank you for the rating!
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM: PEOPLE POSTCARD on Aug 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great PC - I got to 2000 by being an original member - but there are newer members who have way surpassed my numbers. Happy swapping!
Response: So happy that you liked the PC! Thx for the heart!
Ikran3 rated for Over 50s Pen Pal Letter Swap on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You are so welcome! I hope your allergies haven't been acting up this summer!
circlebfarms10 rated for Over 50s Pen Pal Letter Swap on Jun 30, 2018
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Comment: Love getting pen pal letters Makes me happy on the inside Happy swapping
Response: Thank you! Happy swapping to you too! Letters in the mailbox are so much better than junk mail or bills!
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Comment: Hi Steph thank you for the whimsical B.Potter PC Squirrel Nutkin <3 . My latest thrift store find was a "Cobble Hill" vintage woodpecker puzzle, box unopened for $4.00...online Amazon is asking $50.00 ...lol...such a steal. I've been doing alot of jigsaw puzzles these past few months. It keeps my mind busy... Happy Summer swapping. peace love light
Response: Such a cool find! Winter break is our puzzle season. Best to you!
HelenG6 rated for Bookworm Pen Pal on Jun 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the letter on your current book reads.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the great rating! Enjoy your summer :)
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Comment: I loved the PC and the poetry! I hope to be able to visit this light house! Thank you!
pattiairel rated for WIYM - Dollah Destash - USA on Apr 8, 2018
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Comment: thanks ♥
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for WIYM - Dollah Destash - USA on Mar 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful goodies!
Response: You're welcome. Happy Spring!
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Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful and beautiful Magpie Journal! You clearly put much thought and care into it and the letter you wrote was so sweet. I hope you and your hubby will have the best summer vacation ever :) Actually we haven't had much snow here in Finland until recently. Now we seem to have plenty of it. I'm happy to send some to you, so you can go skiing :)
Response: Still no snow to speak of, but I'm happy that you're enjoying the journal! They're really enjoyable to make.
BusyB rated for Magpie Journal Swap U.S. - Winter 2017 on Jan 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much, Stephanie for the wonderful magpie journal and your nice letter. I love that I can add to what someone else creates. That's the way most of my pages were done also. Keep those muscles moving! That's what I need to do. lol Hope 2018 is good to you!
Response: You're very welcome. I'm thrilled that you liked the journal!
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Comment: Uh-oh! I think I did the same thing. I sent my items to a group at U-VA rather than the person I was assigned to. In any case, I loved the letter and pretty items you sent :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 80 0 0
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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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