Date Joined: March 23, 2012
Last Online: May 18, 2013
Birthday: May 18
Country: United States
Tomorrow, 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 west 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 to see my Pa and his wife, north to Canada and back to Alaska over the ALCAN. Already missing swapping! All my swaps were sent out prior to my departure. I have rated all the swaps, I have received prior to my departure. I will rate everything else, when I return. Happy Swapping!!!
NO purple or pink please!!! Think of this as a severe allergy!
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!
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 just learned about and participated in a minizine swap and loved it. I also learned how to do Ravenstail Weaving (deceptively looks simple to do). I love mail art!
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 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: Biolody, Botany, Geology, Herbology, Meteorology etc.
I DISPISE Purple and Pink!!!
If you want a heart, from me, please do not make anything, send it in, or enclose anything with those colors within the packages or envies, or postcards that you send. That includes writing on PC with pink or purple ink. I hate those two colors that much!
It has been brought to my attention that people are feeling "intimidated" by my request for no purple or pink 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 or pink 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
Pretty eclectic in this area. It all depends on my mood. Only things I dislike are head banger/ violent music and rap.
Kate Shugak Series by Dana Stabenow, Iris Johansen, Kay Hooper, Marjorie Liu, Kathy Reichs, Patricia Briggs, Margaret Coel, Sue Grafton, Susan Henry...for fun. 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.
Project Runway and All Stars, Bones, CSI, Mystery on PBS, Crafting in America, Home and Garden TV Discovery and Animal Planet
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.
These are the State Map Cards I still need: In 4x6" so they fit in my album, Please. Thank you so Much!
Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (Note: I haven't found one New England State Map Card yet!!! What's up with that???)
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, 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, and Ohio. Thanks.
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