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KarenFife

KarenFife
Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: June 17, 2024
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

I’ve returned after a break, but just doing a few swaps here and there. It’s like a reunion with friends!!!!

THINGS ABOUT ME: Hello! I live in Michigan and love it, even the winters. I am an extreme introvert, but I care deeply about the people in my life.

MUSIC: Classical, New Age, and Easy Listening, 70's and 80's music, but I will listen to all types.

BOOKS: I read about 60 books a year (it was 100 before I retired!), mostly series mysteries such as Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Peter Robinson, J. D. Robb, and many British detective series. My favorite recent book is The Bird Hotel by Joyce Maynard.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, The Age of Adeline, and dark suspenseful thrillers like Suburbia, Sanctum, and Perfect Getaway. Recent movies I’ve been recommending are Devotion and Cabrini.

TELEVISION: I rarely watch TV, but occasionally watch a series such as Downton Abbey or The Crown. Victoria was wonderful! My favorite older TV series were King of Queens and Cold Case. Currently enjoy watching The Chosen.

CRAFTS: Quilting. Finishing my third Christmas quilt. Then small projects only.

I love crocheting dishcloths (just for me) but I’m not very good at it. It keeps my arthritic fingers moving!

painting with acrylics (abstracts or just playing with color)...
making greeting cards occasionally... I also dabble in photography.

I am a retired preschool teacher (two-year-olds). I am married to a retired professor and we used to love going on road trips. In past summers we took Route 66 to California, toured Yosemite NP and all the major National parks out west. In September 2019 we drove Route 2 from Michigan to Seattle, and through Glacier National Park. From Seattle we took a fabulous cruise to Alaska. It was amazing! We planned more Route 66 and National Parks tour this summer, but had to cancel reservations due to some disabilities my husband has developed and sadly our travels have ended.

I love to make postcards now and then, but am trying to retire from paper-crafting and reduce the clutter of collected unused craft supplies that have become overwhelming.

POSTCARD LIKES: Where you live....small towns especially.
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Tourist type, especially if they are of uncommon places.

I would love to receive tourist postcards from around Michigan

I appreciate quirky tourist postcards and off-the-main-road places and towns.

Not so fond of handmade postcards or greeting cards, or drawings and cartoon types.

I prefer my postcards naked unless the swap requires an envelope.

I read the Profile of everyone I swap with.

I almost always give hearts because I appreciate the effort that goes into a swap. I spend time and effort on every swap I send, even postcards, and I try to make it something you will enjoy or will make you smile. I try to be loving, kind, an generous to my partners.

I swap mostly postcards. Please know that I respect what you have sent and consider it important that you know it has been received. I rate the day I receive or as soon as possible.

I’D RATHER NOT HAVE TO ADD THIS SECTION, BUT.... I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. When you click on Rate Your Partner it says to leave a comment. Please do that. Just a brief comment. You can even say you didn’t like it! But I think it is important, and polite, that you acknowledge your partners willingness to take the time to do something for you. I do my very best in every swap and try to make even postcards fun and attractive.

I’m asking that you please write more than a few words in big letters like (“Happy Swapping” “Hey there” “Be safe”) Please communicate instead. Tell me where you got your postcard. Why you like it. What you are doing today. About your family. Your current plans. Fill that message space up with heartfelt good stuff and you will most likely earn yourself a heart. A few general words and and an address is not heart-worthy to me.

(Actually I would prefer Swap-bot get rid of the heart option. Just put the “specialness” in your comments. But since it’s not going away we have to deal with it.

COLORS: Love colors and colorful things. Blacks and grays are cool also. Pale pink will make me super happy.

GENERAL THEMES I LOVE:
squirrels...
sloths...
goats...
chickens...
gnomes...
flowers...
birds...
benches...
chairs...
windows...
doors...
lighthouses...
landscapes...
beaches...
mountains...
moon...
sun... black and white postcards

TEAS: Any kind or brand, but prefer spicy. Not fond of green or Matcha.

LITTLE THINGS: I really don't need tuckins. I will not rate down if you don't send them, even if it's a requirement in a swap. I will be happy that you read my profile!!! However, If you feel you must...... seasonal and holiday stickers are welcome (any time of year).
Unused postcards, notecards, sheets of list pads will be used.
I like Christian cards.

Being retired and losing a few marbles each day means it is easy to overlook something, so please contact me if a swap is not right. If you are sending from the USA and I have not received anything from you or have not been rated by two weeks after the send date, I will send a PM .

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 so the postmark on my mail date may show the following day. I probably will not check a postmark date unless there is something that seems questionable. I am always happy to find your mail in the mailbox.💖📬

Thank all of you great swappers for your nice notes, graciousness, kind comments, and hearts. You make my day and add much joy to my life!

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Comment: Hi Karen - I woud LOVE to have your vintage photos! You would make a dream come true! Thank you so much. I will reimburse you for postage! I am so excited! Thanks also for the swap and extra cute papers!
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Comment: Thank you for the 2 travelers. I will pass them on. Happy Swapping. M peonies started to bloom but the deer ate the bushes down to the ground over night, ugh. Oh well, next year, I will put a wire guardian over the whole thing. Live and learn.
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Comment: Have no idea why I did not receive it the first time! Thank you for resending. Will pass along pcs.
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Comment: Thanks for sending these pcs my way and for the coffee cup sticky notes.
Dustzappa rated for I SPY - Postcard Swap - Fine Art on May 30, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your card. I really like it.
thequilterslink rated for SCRABBLE #40 on May 23, 2024
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Comment: Love scrabble
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Comment: They have arrived safely for the next round! I especially like the ace of hearts one!
CHOWEFACE rated for Montana day PC on May 22, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! Love that 80mph in Montana too!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards I will send them on. Also thanks for the newsy note - the Scottish book sounds interesting. Thanks ofr the note paper and sticky notes. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Squirrels are such characters too. They make me laugh. Their "begging" is adorable, I agree. I love how we are "petite size" and full of life. Finally got in my mowing. Its been raining everyday, with today being a beautiful 74 degree Spring day. Had my windows open and the scent of Lilac's came in. Happy to hear you are enjoying spring with all your flowers. Take care, Happy Swapping. Thank you for such a nice note card letter. (P.S. I noticed your handmade envelope, you did an awesome job)
lisaglass rated for SCRABBLE #39 on May 4, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for sending these two cards my way. Looks like I'll be sending one home!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mother's day card. I would love to read the new J D Robb book. I think she's one of the best writers in the world, so entertaining
debbiespoms rated for SCATTS - W - ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Apr 27, 2024
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Comment: TYVM Karen for the Wolf PC. Which I love very much! And your "W" answers. Loved your answers! Just a tidbit from me, that we have a Grey Wolf sanctuary about 10 miles from here. The sanctuary is to protect them. Because back in the mid 1800's man tried to wipe them here. 😦
Response: So glad I got you as my partner!! That was a perfect match. I thought that wolf was so beautiful. Happy you liked the PC!
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Comment: Thank you for the card. TBH, I enjoy my adult children much more now that I'm done raising them.
kayebubbly rated for St. Patrick’s Day Card Swap on Apr 26, 2024
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Comment: thank you for the greetings!
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Comment: Thanks! Card is going out in June.
Myself333 rated for I SPY Postcard swap - SPRING SCENE on Apr 22, 2024
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Comment: I did get both your postcards at once!The tulips are super colorful and pretty, which I love, but the second PC had a random shadow figure hanging out in the background, so I'm grateful I got to receive that one as well! I'm not the best gardener, but I'm definitely doing better this year! Last year I couldn't get anything to fruit, but this year the tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplant are fruiting. I'm so hopeful for home grown food! Happy swapping!
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Comment: thank you and that was clever to mention Venetian blinds on a card from Venezia lol.. 4/21

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Comments

HappyMom on Sep 21, 2021:

thanks for the "O' Scatts RAK card you sent and for all the fun swaps we've shared over the years!

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myancey on Sep 18, 2021:

So glad 101 Dalmatians made ya smile

grammypammy on Sep 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card and handmade bookmark. I loved reading what you wrote in the card and it brought tears to my eyes. You blessed and encouraged me and I appreciate you so much!

Hugs,

Pam

Snaileditcrafts on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Karen, I just sent out the swap, "Easter Card". I hope that it will arrive quickly and safely! Have a very happy Easter! e

FLWAVE on Feb 9, 2020:

Karen, I love the super cute London postcard you sent for the unassigned Jan 2020 Postcard Roulette. That was really thoughtful. Thanks for picking me!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

yvonne401 on May 30, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

simcoe54 on Apr 3, 2019:

Postcard RAK - Received the NYC postcard today in the mail and it is a new one for my collection. Thanks so much!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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