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Abbyla

Abbyla
Date Joined: January 19, 2015
Last Online: June 22, 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

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.
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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 :)
Kake rated for Bookish Quote 3 on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: Great quote and interesting letter, thank you.
KSENiA rated for Bookish Quote 2 on Sep 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard.
thelindblad rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 31, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the Currently Reading postcard!
MamaCat rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 15, 2017
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Comment: Love the card! I'll not read Louise Penny, will have to find some! Thanks
Response: I hope you like her. One of my favorites is How the Light Gets In. Enjoy!
spinweaver rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 15, 2017
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Comment: This is an interesting pc- you are currently doing lots of things! I love the feel of alpaca
Response: The mitts are finished! Woohoo!
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Comment: Hi Stephanie, your lovely little book has arrived! I will try to add something beautiful to it :-)
Response: Thank you! Have a great day!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #61 on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: I love the sweet mouse and fairy card you sent me. Thank You. Sounds like you had a great weekend, despite annoying little things like traffic. :) Will contact you, re: profile note! ♥
Response: I had been holding on to that card for just the right person - you won! It seemed perfect for you. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Marcie24 rated for Easy Postcard Swap Intl #8 on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: My daughter lives in Richmond and I dread that 95S traffic. I love the Louise Penny books too. I'd go to the National Gallery with you next time you come up.
Response: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the great note. I enjoyed hearing about what you have been doing.
Response: And thank you for the heart! I hope you're having a great summer so far!
petaluda rated for Fish ATC on Apr 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful art on this ATC :)
Andosartist rated for Penpal Intro Swap on Apr 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card!I will be writing you back soon!
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing swap! I loved everything you sent me (: <3

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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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