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EleanB

EleanB
Date Joined: July 3, 2020
Last Online: November 19, 2020
Birthday: June 28
Country: United States

About Me

I'm an RN in Minnesota. Former Art/Art History teacher (all ages). Dog Mom. Grandma. Wildly inappropriate (at appropriate times).

Working on my garden this year. On the lookout for heirloom (or unusual) fruit/vegetable seeds for next year. Things like the 'cucamelon (a.k.a. 'mouse melon')', 'watermelon radish', or unusual varieties of other edible plants. Unfortunately, I live in US zone 4 so the growing season is short.

I will ALWAYS send on time. Period. If you don't receive, please let me know ASAP and I will make it right.

I click "sent" when I put items in the mailbox at the post office; it might be after the last 'pick up' time, so possibly postmarked the next day. I seldom wait until the last day to mail items.

I rate items as I get my hands on them. I'm often away from home 2-3 days at a time, and will rate immediately once I get home to my mail.

HOW I RATE: 1=did not receive (I will contact you and give opportunity to send before rating a 'one'). 3=item sent late or did not match the description. 5=sent on time and fit the description. Heart=more than the minimum requirements (i.e. you acknowledged something in my profile or wrote more than "hi there" on a postcard. Extra items are nice, but thoughts are more important to me than things)

Please rate items I send to you in a timely manner. I like knowing my items made them to you safely.

Wishlist

The following items in any of the listed themes below (don't stress though, I enjoy pretty much everything that isn't on my 'dislikes' list).

Notecards, Postcards (naked or in envelope), non-puffy stickers, stationery, enamel pins, T-shirts (adult XL), cloth/reusable tote bags, embroidered patches. ATCs and ATCoins (not 'sticker slapped', any media).

Krampus in any form

Anatomical prints/images/illustrations, Skulls and skeletons, Vintage horror and sci-fi, Vintage nurses, especially WWII era

COOKIE MONSTER!!!! Ernie, Oscar, Big Bird, Grover, Yip Yips, Kermit, Animal, Beaker, the Swedish Chef

Mr. Rogers

Female Villains Gargoyles, the more grotesque the better

Stained glass windows, especially gemoetric (think of rose windows rather than images of saints. York Minster has a spectacular window known as 'the Heart of Yorkshire'. Sagrada Familia windows are absolutely breathtaking)

Fabric: 100% cotton, good quality for quilting. Fat quarter or larger in dark purple, batik, or grown-up halloween prints

Sheet music

Foreign language text (newspapers, scrapbook paper, magazines, especially with different alphabets/scripts)

Astronomy

Any other themes from my "Likes"

Likes:

Dark purple, jewel tones

Quality over quantity.

Halloween (grown-up, not childish), Grown-up Gothic aesthetic, Steampunk, and Victorian. Celtic, Nordic/Icelandic.

Comic book and graphic novel art.

Photography.

Swearing. You will not offend me with the "F-bomb".

Dragonflies, seahorses, hedgehogs

Catahoulas, Corgis, Golden Retrievers (All my fur friends were rescues)

Leather, luxury fibers, sterling silver. Amethyst, hematite, lapis lazuli, carnelian, 'snowflake obsidian'.

Science.

LGBTQIA+

Feminist art, protest art, advertising art.

Public broadcasting (tv and radio)

International travel (I miss it so much!)

Marlinspike rope work and bell pulls

Fountain pens, dip pens, and pretty ink. (I gravitate towards dark purples) Wax seals. Making my own ink (let me know if you'd like to trade for some)

Art and Art History, especially European Renaissance, Icelandic and Nordic, Islamic, African and African-American, and all things Expressionist.

Historical nurse/medical art/posters, Eco- and 'green' living, repurposing and upcycling

Whisky, whiskey, and Scotch. (Yet, I've never been drunk. Go figure.)

Passionate about good (healthful, "whole food", Nutritarian when I'm being good) food and I still love 'junk' food.

Modern/urban homesteading. Food preservation.

Regarding tea, I don't like actual (black, green, white) tea. Favorites are hibiscus, red/berry, currant, etc. NO chickory or rooibos though. (again, don't stress, if it doesn't suit me, I'll end up passing it along to someone else)

I don't drink coffee but others in the house do (don't stress!). I DO appreciate hot cocoa (dark, bittersweet, or flavored just about every way except "white chocolate")

Food/edible items: I usually prefer fun graphics on the packaging over the foods inside. I especially like if the item is unusual or has fun/seasonal/limited run graphics such as limited flavor M&Ms, specialty potato chips (I had haggis chips once!) or regional items (salted nut roll candy is made in St Paul, MN). If the bag is big enough to reuse, I'll probably have fun with it.

Favorite Crafts

Favorite crafts to do:

Knitting/crochet, ATCards/coins and other mini works of art, useful items, Aromatherapy items, Jewelry, Sewing/quilting, Amigurumi (both knit and crochet), Challenges that make me 'think outside the box', Recycled items into crafts, Origami and other folded/manipulated paper crafts

Favorite Movies, Music, Media

Musicals/Theater (Yes, please!)

Hamilton, Hadestown, The Book of Mormon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Local theater. Fringe festivals. Opera. Symphonic music

Movies/TV:

Killing Eve, Outlander, Dexter, Counterpart, Dark,

Foreign movies

Good (and bad) Vampire movies

Great British Baking Show

Monty Python, satire, and dark humor

Please Don't Send:

Dislikes:

"Cute" or childish items, 'kawaii', and the like. I don't want 'reward' stickers (even for my grandkids)

Pastels

Glitter. Seriously. NO LOOSE GLITTER! (irridescent ink, etc, is OK if the glitter will not come off)

Overly 'girly' items (unless made specifically for my daughter or granddaughter)

Racism, hate

Makeup/bath/body products (skin is too sensitive, fragrances often give me migraines)

Bootlegged items (please respect copyright)

Anything that smells of cigarette/cigar/smoke

(Illicit) drug or pot imagery

NO religious or political themes (unless the swap is specifically for them)

Ratings

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Comment: Yes, I completely agree. Masks aren't ideal, but they are necessary. Halloween is my favorite. So when I realized it was going to be a no go, I was depressed. But we ended up having an awesome time without trick or treating.
Poeprincess rated for ACTs: Let’s Face It Coin on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mermaid Coin! I love your notepaper, too. Great swap.
PrincessP rated for Halloween ATC on Nov 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your Halloween ATC, it arrived today, so just not quite in time for Halloween, but I love it! My favourite part is the embossed spider web that catches your eye when you tilt the ATC :) Stay well x
peipeicl rated for ACTs: Autumn Things Coin on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: Love your pumpkin ATC coin! It is SO adorable <3<3<3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card, your note and the gorgeous spider-halloween ATC you made! I LOVE IT!!!! OH! you taught me something---- I didnt know about the BBC DRACULA series... so there's that -- I'm SO ON IT!! THANK YOU!! xx Gabi
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Comment: Great card! Thank you.
suepier rated for SSM: QSCP #12 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and great quote.
jinxspinx rated for Speedy Cuss Word ATC! #3 on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: I loved the card you made and sent!! One of my fave words :) I agree 70 degree weather is the best!
kssunlover1947 rated for LSRUS: 1000 Hearts Giveaway on Oct 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute fabric heart and the Quote by H.H. Dalai Lama XIV.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable Halloween card!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for Festive Halloween Card! (US) on Oct 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun card and awesome atc! Love it. I will watch Dracula and hopefully have a bag of candy beside me, haha Happy Halloween!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome card. I adore the fall and find myself quite intrigued with your ink making! Have a fabulous Halloween. Hugs, Mona
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Comment: I love this ATC! Purple is such a cool color and I love it for Halloween stuff! The shimmer is really nice, is it mica powder? I have a subsection of ATC that I collect, hand drawn Halloween! This will be stored there! Thank you again!
Mindy82671 rated for WIYM: Cat Halloween Card Swap-USA on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card 🤗
CatAroo rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #9 on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! No other words... But if you need a giggle... I did Sesame Street! hahaha
ittybittykitty rated for Invent-A-Word: 2020 Edition on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: Aww, this is cute! I love Beau-snoozle!
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Comment: These are great, thank you
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Comment: Brilliant! I loved it.
chiken79 rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks.

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Comments

ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

Rainydancer on Sep 30, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

ladydy5 on Sep 28, 2020:

God Bless your service to humanity and welcome to our group Artistically Inclined

ladydy5 on Sep 28, 2020:

God Bless your service to humanity and welcome to our group Artistically Inclined

CariahCreates on Sep 16, 2020:

Reminding myself to send you some Krampus greetings this holiday season!

djcamp04 on Aug 4, 2020:

Thank you for Dad’s birthday cards!!! It put a smile on his face for sure!! ❤️

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

arimails on Jul 22, 2020:

Haiku for You! Thanks for joining :)

What a lovely day/ When the sunshine is so warm/ I do enjoy this.

alexalgebra on Jul 21, 2020:

Hello! Here's my Haiku for You:

It's so freaking hot

How am I sweaty right now?

I just took a shower!

snailmailjadeox on Jul 21, 2020:

Haiku for you...

The joy that it brings No-one can ever describe It changes your mind.

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