Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2017 7:06 pm


Date Joined: March 23, 2012
Last Online: October 23, 2017
Birthday: May 18
Country: United States

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10162017 A bear broke into our boat shop last night, while we were still on Amook. It broke the back door frame, twisted the steel door, opened our freezers and took about $500 worth of food: taco wraps, hamburger patties, salmon, cheese, hot dogs, and all our Halloween candy. It ate half of it in the shop and took half into the neighbor's back yard to eat. (we found more wrappers) This same bear also broke into a bunch of other places, so far. That's what happens when the cannery and lodges feed the bears. They get habituated to human food and start breaking into places to get it when the lodges and cannery close down for the season.

09252017 32 degrees F today. Winter is on it's way. Whales are still here.

09022017 We are back in Larsen Bay for a few days due to a coming storm. It's better to have our boat in our slip, in the harbor, rather than on a running line in 50K+ winds. We haven't really had a summer here; temps have been around 50 degrees F, with only a couple of sunny days. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

0652017My DH had a successful cataract surgery. Looking forward to returning home, after his last appointment tomorrow. 2 flights and a boat ride.

No Purple Please.

04012017 Put the landing craft back in the water and into the harbor. It was 48 degrees F today so spring is here. Soon we will be back out on Amook Island for the Spring, Summer and Fall. We have had 50 deer, we have counted here in the village, over the winter, and about that many eagles. With the warmer temps, came rain and fog. Badly needed here as we have had no precipitation for a month and temps hovering around 18 degrees F for the same amount of time. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

120516 YAY!!! 2000 Five ratings reached today!

102616 We are officially back in our winter house, in Larsen Bay, after closing the house on Amook Island, until next spring. The whales, sea otters, deer and foxes as well as the eagles and sea birds have been so entertaining, this year! Winter storms are here! Already 5-10 inches of snow, high winds and seas, dark clouds and fog. Great times to stay inside and create! Also volunteering, at the school, having the kids read aloud to me. Hugs from Alaska!

080316 Taking the oxygen concentrators back to Kodiak City tomorrow! Yay! Never take any breath for granted. Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes! I know they made a difference!

052216 Thank you for all the well wishes! I am still on oxygen at night, (my oxygen goes down to 80%) but am gaining more energy every day. Had a Sleep Study done. More results in 2 weeks. Hugs from Alaska.

042416 Home after a week in the hospital with pneumonia. Had to come home on oxygen. Trying to wean myself off the oxygen. No energy, but swapping takes my mind off that. Hugs from Alaska.

012416 We just had 2 earthquakes, one almost on top of the other, a 6.5 and a 7.1. I live about 216 miles south and west of the epicenter, and they shook the house and made my lamps and mobiles swing. Nothing fell off the walls. Up in Kasilof, there are huge cracks in the road, with parts of it raised high enough to be able to slide down. They lost at least three houses to gas line fires. My Dusty kitty hid out for an hour, and my DH slept right through it.

011616 All of our snow has gone away, though we are getting winds of 40k and seas that are 18 feet high. Hope everyone is having a safe and creative new year!

120915 We were visited by Santa and his elves today, via 2 US Coast Guard helicopters. They brought gifts and holiday foods. Our children, then, put on a Christmas Program for them, the pilots and engineers. It was a beautiful, glorious, severe clear day!

102515We are officially in LB for the winter now. We have to go out and pull the running line and see what damage this last storm did (if any), but we will be mostly in LB. We have been monitoring scrap metal removal, (almost 3 million pounds so far), watching out for teenage bratty bears, (there are twins, breaking into buildings, in the village) and getting ready for winter.

06152014 My DH and I spend most of our summer and fall out on Amook Island and come into the village about once a week to check messages, get our mail, do laundry, etc,, weather permitting. I check SB and rate all the mail, I receive, on those days, as well. Please do not think that I am ignoring any messages/swaps/rating. I treasure each one I receive. Hugs from Alaska.

04092014 Home from Anchorage!!! Yay!!! Denali Vena Cava Filter removed. Hugs from Alaska.

Please...if you have any unexplained swelling on one side, any type of heavy (like a period) clear discharge from your vagina, or something doesn't "feel" right, get it checked further than a PAP smear. PAP smears do not find ovarian or uterine cancers! I was "lucky" that I had a blood clot, that after further tests, lead them to diagnose before it was too late. Don't wait. You are important!

09122013 My son is safely home from Afghanistan! Thank you Lord!

06292013 I'm home from my Lower 48 trip: Tomorrow,(4-1-13) I am beginning a long journey around the Lower 48 States. I am taking the ferry, down through the Inside Passage, to WA, (Here on 4-12-13) going from there to Idaho (4-14-13), down thru UT (4-16-13) to AZ and the Grand Canyon (4-20-13). Then I am heading east thru TX (4-23-13), into LA, thru AL to FL (4-25-13) to see my sister, After that, I will be driving up the East Coast, thru the New England States, to ME to see my uncle (5-5-13), Then, I will be heading west, and driving around the Great Lakes (with a side trip to MO to see my Nephew 5-11-13) to WI,(5-13-13) to see my other brother, Then it's thru MN to South Dakota (5-18-13) to see my Pa and his wife, north to Canada (MB 5-22-13, BC 5-24-13, YT 5-28-13) and back to Alaska (Tok, AK 5-31-13) over the ALCAN. Will get home on the 29th of Jun, weather permitting. 36 USA states, 5 Canadian Provinces and 17,000 miles, and my trip is completed! Happy Swapping!!!

NO purple please!!! Think of this as a severe allergy! It's weird, I know, but that's how it is.

I am a retired Occupational Therapist, living with my husband, David, on a remote Kodiak island, called Amook Island. The nearest village, Larsen Bay, is 4 miles across Uyak Bay. That is where we pick up our mail, fuel and have our winter house. We generate our own electricity, and use a composting toilet, but all our other appliances are the same electric and gas types as elsewhere. Our lives are ruled by the weather and the tides. We have whales, orcas, sea lions, seals, otters, sea birds, eagles, ravens, magpies and song birds, as well as fox, deer, Kodiak bear, ermine and all the sea life to watch. It is absolutely beautiful here!

Favorite Crafts

I do almost everything, craftwise except make baskets. As an Occupational Therapist, I used crafts and art to help people who had been injured or had some other life changing event, regain function and become as independent as possible. I used the modalities of leather craft, stained glass, weaving, paper arts, painting, woodworking, ceramics, metals and jewelry making, polyclays, etc. I continue to keep those skills up now for my enjoyment and to share with others. I love to learn new skills. I love mini-zine swaps!. I also learned how to do Ravenstail Weaving (deceptively looks simple to do). I love mail art!

Likes and Dislikes

I LOVE Yellow and Blue to Blue Green (teal blue) as my favorite colors.

Vintage and antiqued items.

Small printed papers, rather than large ones

Doilies, crocheted and paper

Art nouveau and art deco, think of Alphonse Mucha and Maxfield Parrish. . Birds, the ocean (and all the creatures that live in it) and dragonflies are favorite subjects.

I love lemon anything, and yellow/white daffodils.

Mail art that is thought provoking and intriging to look at with textures.

Interested in all kinds of lands, peoples and cultures.

Natural Sciences: Biology, Botany, Geology, Herbology, Meteorology etc.

POSTCARDS: I love all of the above subjects. I have an album going of ALL kinds of birds, (ravens and birds of prey are favorites). I love foxes, muskox, wolves, old decrepit buildings and outhouses too. I appreciate every single PC that I receive!


I DESPISE Purple!!!

If you want a heart, from me, please do not make anything, send it in, or enclose anything with that color within the packages or envies, or postcards that you send. That includes writing on PC with purple ink.

That being said, I am thrilled that there are other people who DO enjoy purple as I can pass purple papers and pens, etc., that come in sets, on to them :)

It has been brought to my attention that people are feeling "intimidated" by my request for no purple and are "afraid that you will mark them a 3 on a sender's choice swap." I have only rated one 3 and that was because that person sent a swap that was not within the parameters set by the swap, and did not reply to any messages, until after I rated a 3. I have only rated ones to those people who flake. As it states above, I will just not give a heart for swaps that have purple on them, they will be rated a 5 if they fufill the requirements of the swap.

vulgar language or gratuitious nudity.

political subjects or running down any country.

cutsie or childish, including stickers with childish themes

Favorite Music

Pretty eclectic in this area. It all depends on my mood. Only things I dislike are head banger/ violent music and rap.

Favorite Authors

Kate Shugak and Liam Campbell Series by Dana Stabenow, Iris Johansen, Kay Hooper, Marjorie Liu, Kathy Reichs, Patricia Briggs, Margaret Coel, Sue Grafton, Susan Henry, Mercedes Lackey...for fun. I have read all of John Sandford, and Toni Hillerman and am working on Kendra Elliot's Bone Secrets series. I like urban legend anthologies too. I read about ancient cultures from Egypt to Herculanium, to the Mayas and Incas, etc. I am book poor...all my money is spent on books.

Favorite Television

We do not have a TV. I catch these shows when we go into town. Project Runway and All Stars, Bones, CSI, Mystery on PBS, Crafting in America, Home and Garden TV, Discovery and Animal Planet

Flaking and other Stuff

If I sign up for a Swap, I will be sending out the item(s). If you do not receive something from me, please email me, and I will rectify that. That being said, also please be patient, as I do live in a remote place and sometimes we do not get mail for 2-3 weeks. I will also rate my partners, usually on the same day I receive the item(s). Thank you in advance for not flaking. Hugs from Alaska.

State Card Map PCs

I now have one of every State Map Card! Thank you so much for helping me reach this small goal!

I know Alaska has, at least, 4 state maps cards, so I would not mind getting more than one from each state. If you would be willing to, I would like you to PM me to make sure you are not sending me a duplicate. Thanks in Advance.

NOTE: I have found, through swapping, that I absolutely LOVE those PCs that have the terribly old and neglected buildings on them that say "Retirement Home, only needs a little work," or "This can be yours for $999,999.00" I would love to have one from each state! I currently have one from California, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Oregon, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Colorado, Tennessee, Montana, and Wyoming. Thanks!

Oh, Oh...now I have a new LOVE, thanks to Heather!!! Outhouse PC!!! She sent me a blue one with a smiley face on it. :) I have one from: Alaska, Texas, South Carolina, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky!!!. Thanks.

Angels: Thank you so much!

@Lucine @Merimax @Thelittledreamcatcher @MichelleWillow @VLD


marymary914 rated for Nature Inspired PC on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome PC! Love the feathers!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Fun Fibers and Twine on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Loved all the fun fibers! Thanks! 🙂
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
MyRetroSoul rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Halloween on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: These Zines are great! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
emilynhr rated for WPS - I got this postcard... #11 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
emilynhr rated for WPS - Texas Postcard on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: 🎃 Thanks! 🎃
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for Birds and Berries ATC on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Your birds and berries ATC is great! Thank you! Also the extras were so kind of you. The creation book is appreciated! Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! I love making ATCs and Zines! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
MamaMangrove rated for HMPC: Put a "Map" on it on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the bird adorned PC with the Alaska weather map. I can only dream about such refreshing temperatures, but I don't envy you the storms on the water. Brrrr... Love your hand drawn feather & the Edward Abbey quote. He's an old favorite & inspiration.
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Our temps are now dipping into the 30's at night. The wind and waves are howling this morning and we have a bear that broke into our boat shop, night before last. Not fun! But swapping is!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
wolfeagle rated for Intl-Hearts PC-October on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely heart postcard. The background looks like some of our sunsets.
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! We have been having some fiery sunsets here lately. Happy Swapping! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Artstamper rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Halloween on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: What fun zines!! I especially liked the Trick or Treat Birds. Very unique idea! Thank you so much, great swap.
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! So glad you like them. Zines are such fun to make! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Vickyen rated for WPS - Florida Postcard #5 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Hi Sherry! I love to hear about your area! Always so interesting! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Zefaniya rated for WPS - I got this postcard... #11 on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks, I love Alaska!
Response: Thanks for the rating and you are so very welcome. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Margothecat rated for AN Nature Scavenger Hunt on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Sorry it took so long to rate you. I couldn't remember if I received it or not. I finally found the unopened envelope behind my computer! Thank you very much!
Response: Thanks for the rating and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! This was my first round and I love the idea of this swap! :) Thank you for that Alaska postcard you gave for me, it's beautiful!
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! I'm excited to see all the different places my postcards have traveled to! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
sunshinesuperman rated for USA-Hearts PC-October on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you Sherry for another beautiful postcard. I have been saving them all to make a framed piece of art work and this is such a lovely addition. Hugs and Hearts, Mona
Response: Thanks for the heart and your kind words. You are so very welcome! I love all the different ones I am receiving too. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Eudaimonia rated for Mostly Gold on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card
Response: Thanks for the rating and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Hi Sherry! Thank you for the awesome package of goodies!! I love the postcard of your home. Thanks again!
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! So glad it made it to you and you are enjoying it! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Bohochick rated for NH: Lists & Quotes journal on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Love the journal!!! Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard of the animals of Alaska!
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
vlhafer54 rated for AN Random Postcards USA on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC - I love baby animals!
Response: Thanks for the heart and you are so very welcome! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
roosje rated for Handmade Envelopes on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a great set of envelopes! Love the designs, and they are so welmade! And light to send, wich helps with keeping postal rates low.
Response: Thanks for the heart and your kind words! You are so very welcome. They are such fun to make! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:


DaisyNY on Aug 11, 2017:

Your Heart PC got a comment on my Flickr page: "Love it!"

Angie on Jul 19, 2017:

One of my dogs found a rabbit in the brush. Every time I'm outside there are bunnies running this way and that. It makes the dogs crazy!

Drachenfrau on Dec 30, 2016:

Have a wonderful 2017, Sherry!!! I hope my Christmas-card arrived. :-*

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anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

jukejan on Nov 2, 2016:

Enjoyed your profile and your screen name drew me in. I have a AK interest and loved reading about the wildlife. Peace!

AmookIslandCreations on Oct 31, 2016:

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