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Briarstitch84

Briarstitch84
Date Joined: April 2, 2013
Last Online: June 25, 2017
Birthday: September 10, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

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Hello Im Nancy. Im 32 and live in Portland Oregon. I work as an Activities Assistant with elder seniors and have so much fun!

Sep 2016 - I just spend 30 days in Indonesia (Bali, Borneo and Java) with my boyfriend. We saw the wild orangutans in Borneo, visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and snorkeled with sea turtles. It was so beautiful!

I love to stitch, sew, pet my cat ( she's a Torbie) , pet my snake (She's a ball python), drum, bake vegan treats, community garden, roller-skate, watch art-house films, bicycle, read feminist/anarchist zines, snail mail, kawaii stationary, collect stickers, go camping, canning, pot-lucks, free-piles, library, drink tea, daydream, gift economies, helping the elderly, studying Gerontology, Im a street craft vendor

Why I joined

kirby I have always loved to send things to friends in the mail. I grew up always being the new kid as we moved around a lot, so writing letters and sending silly little things to old friends really got me through some tough times.

Now that we live in the age of FB, my friends do not do the snail mail thing anymore, everyone wants it easy, fast, instant satisfaction, I just can't keep up, and I don't want to.

Favorite Books

moomin

Tom Robbins

Shel Silverstein

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

David Sedaris

Ray Bradbury

Philip Pullman

I love magical realism

I love embroidery/sewing books

DIY

Feminist/Anarchist literature

What I make

pusheen

Embroidery

freestyle

portraits

felt food

hoop art

Sewing

sock animals

zipper pouches

costume tails

catnip toys

felt softies

watercolor

black and white photography -darkroom

Favorite Music

music

Sigur Ros

Jolie Holland

Menomena

Helio Sequence

Nine Inch Nails

Tori Amos

Prince

T-rex

Calexico

The Mars Volta

Radiohead

Elliot Smith

Sleater-kinney

modern Classical

Harp music!

why Im Vegan

vegan Ive been Vegan 8 yrs now and was vegetarian a few years before that. It was a process, I took baby steps and it has been working well for me. I have found that I love food even more, appreciate flavors, textures, cooking, baking from scratch. My bf is vegan too and it really helps to have support and a food prep partner. I eat a lot of raw whole food in warmer months.

Originally I became vegan for health reasons, my digestive system always suffered with meat/dairy. I have more energy and sleep better. I love animals more and on a deeper level. I am against animal testing and cruelty. I read a lot about animal rights and current issues. Portland is a very vegan friendly place :)

I just adopted a tortie cat who is 10 yrs old and has FIV, we love her so much. yes she is healthy.

Likes

cat

Moomins, kawaii stationary, vegan chocolate, herbal teas, knee-high socks, plants, seeds, glow in the dark things, embroidery floss, cats, snakes, nudibranchs, sea critters, studio Ghibli, trees, rainbows, towers, simplicity, anarchism, feminism, tarot images, I Ching, dia de muertos themes, drumkits, fire, poi, eyes, raccoons, frogs, kid jokes, Autumn, Halloween, heart shapes, spirals, pelvic images, butterflies. Vintage postage stamps! (used and unused)

Wishlist

mokona buttons (bright, small, 2 or 4 holes), stickers (all kinds!), sewing notions (snaps, zippers, eyelets) embroidery floss, fabric scraps, anything animal related, anything vegan, zines ( about anything), heart shapes, patches (weird and/or cute), totoro, kawaii stationary, eye shapes, old keys, magnets, anything with a raccoon, button-pins, origami paper, small cat toys, any type of PC, pelvis images, butterflies, Moomins, any postage stamps (used/unused)

mokona2

Hip Dysplasia

hip

I thought I'd add a little section on hip dysplasia and spread awareness on this topic. There is very little info about adult hip dysplasia.

I was born with shallow hip sockets (dysplasia), but didn't know it until 2013 (29 yrs old) when my hip pain became debilitating and I had trouble sitting and walking.

Generally, hip dysplasia is difficult to diagnose and doesn't affect you until you are in your twenties. Young people generally get a PAO (peri-acetabular osteotomy) or a hip replacement if there is arthritis.

A PAO (as pictured above) is a major hip surgery that involves cutting and rotating the hip socket to cover more of the femural head. Major pelvic bone cutting involved here!

I had a PAO surgery done Nov. 2013. I was on crutches 15 weeks! I learned how to walk again and am walking better than ever. I am now fully recovered. Though I still struggle with chronic pain, I am getting stronger every day.

Ratings

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Write_On Letter 4 on Apr 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter, your dad sounds like he was amazing, best of luck with the book, and please let me know if it gets published, i would love to buy a copy Happy Easter
churlann rated for Bragging Rights on Mar 25, 2017
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Comment: I loved your letter! You have a lot to be proud of. I too am gluten and sugar free. It's hard at times but I feel so much better. Pinterest has lots of recipes too. Take care!
Response: I sent a letter not a pc
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely, evocative letter on adorable Sumikkogurashi stationery and the colorful kawaii stickers! Thank you also for sharing a bit about your life, favorite things about your city (it has been on my to-visit list for some time, and I have some friends and family in the Pacific Northwest), and especially your experience traveling to Indonesia! You are so fortunate to be surrounded by quality and readily-available vegan options (I dislike how relatively challenging it is to eat even vegetarian where I live, and how many people I know frown upon it :/) and to have spent a whole month abroad :) I hope our paths cross again soon! Here's to being more creative and positive ♥
Response: Thanks!
pne rated for WIYM: Return to Sender Feb 2017 on Feb 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the swap card! I'll be sending your postcard back to you tomorrow (Wed 22 Feb).
pandorasxbox rated for Women's March Experience PC on Feb 10, 2017
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Comment: Sounds like a great experience!
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Comment: Thanks!
jessiebean22 rated for Disney Postcard Swap #2 - US on Feb 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you :)
Minou rated for That One Random Postcard Swap #3 on Feb 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and extras. I absolutely love the ice cream cone stamp on the envelope - didn't know those were available.
soccer8s rated for Halloween Cards! on Feb 3, 2017
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denisedecker58 rated for PenPals 2017 #1 on Jan 24, 2017
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Comment: Great letter Nancy! I did a letter back to you, but when I went to write your address, I noticed you didn't put it on the letter. Can you private message me with your address?
Response: Sure!
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Comment: I loved everything you gave me thank you!
njstauter rated for Vegan Thanksgiving USA on Nov 26, 2016
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Comment: Love how you incorporate your entire lifestyle. Being vegan is like staying healthy, you have to be committed to it on all levels. Thank you for the card and extras.
mariewilliams810 rated for Celebrity postcards on Nov 20, 2016
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Comment: Thanks so much! The Beatles have always held a special place in my heart.
pintis rated for Election Thoughts PC on Nov 12, 2016
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Comment: Your message of trust in the goodness of people is a great one in the aftermath of this week's shocking election. Your choice of postcard was excellent. Those old voting machines have been a source of fascination for me ever since a friend told me she was afraid to vote because you had to pull a bunch of levers. I had only ever seen paper ballots - which is how I cast my ballot on Tuesday. My friend voted for the first time ever, now that they've finally done away with the lever machines. Eleanor Roosevelt was cool. Gonna pin this one to my bulletin board!
Mimiadpi rated for Lantern Press Postcard Swap #1 on Nov 7, 2016
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Comment: Greetings from Plainville, Connecticut! I loved all your "loves"!! Great card! So pretty. Lantern press are my favorite! Thank you 😊
ladyofunicorns rated for Halloween Cards! on Nov 1, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the card. I loved the decorated envelope. :) Thanks for everything inside too!
Gobarb rated for Halloween Cards! on Oct 31, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card. I am glad I live in FL where it is warm. I have 2 cats that are warm and snugly! 🙂 We had a trunk or treat at our church tonight and we had a great time!
JazD rated for Halloween Card Exchange on Oct 28, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the great card and for doing this swap with me. I love the Alice in Wonderland di-cuts.
miia rated for Creatures Great and Small #10 on Oct 27, 2016
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Comment: Thank you very much for that cute frog postcard, it's lovely! :) Your trip to Indonesia sounded wonderful!

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Comments

pne on Feb 22, 2017:

Your "return to sender" postcard is in the post now :)

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2017:

Welcome to VEGS!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:

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From CPG!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

YooperHill on Jun 7, 2016:

I was so happy to get my purple mail today! Thank you for Angeling me!

marinda on Mar 5, 2016:

TY TY TY for sending my Mario postcard back! :) :)

mariaelisabeth on Jan 13, 2016:

Thank you for joining VEGANS of Swap-Bot! We are very glad to have you!

JeanetteC on Dec 31, 2015:

Wishing you a joyful and peaceful 2016 my friend!

racheljohnson on Nov 21, 2015:

Thank you for the kind message you sent via postcard! I am so glad you were one of the winners of the 10th Anniversary Giveaway. Happy swapping!!

HelloWheeze on Oct 26, 2015:

I just wanted to say, thank you for hosting the make a rubber stamp swap. I think these are one of my favourite kinds of swaps - the ones that get you to do something new. I might never have got round to it if not for your swap - or I would have taken forever! - and I had SUCH a great time with the entire process. Hope you did too :) <3

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