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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: April 20, 2021
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

June 2020: Gypsy at heart. Most prized possession: dog-eared passport because, oh my, the places I can go! Most adored human: she of the adventurous soul - my delightful, irreverent, 19yo woman-child daughter.

Just moved (6/1/20) from a huge old house to a much smaller empty nest townhouse - my only child just went off to college. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

My daughter and I travel ALOT. Our last big trip before covid (summer 2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We'll be up and running as soon as things open up again. Next trips: Morocco with my best friend, and spa week in Mexico with my mom.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm a child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons & aprons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (I especially like tote bag people sew -- about the size to roughly what regular plastic bag from a store holds)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only, including USA; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. sea glass & the ocean & and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke & coffee
  8. cold weather,
  9. make-up & high heels,
  10. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  11. Hello Kitty, kawaii and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: Given the option, I'd rather came they blank/unused in an envie but naked is fine too. I don't really care what kind of card, but my most favorite are ones with children on them. I also really like interesting images, watercolors, birds, books, maps, animals, clocks....

Not a fan of tourist cards.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Email

** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!

Cats

It is possible that my cat, Oddly Bean, will want to send you something as well. She has been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that -- cost of postage and all -- but she loves to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase her chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

2021 Challenge

One of my 2021 challenges is to reuse as much of the SB packaging as I can -- envies and mailers. I want to upcycle envies by adding/re-doing/altering them in fun ways and put them back in the mailbox. Don't be surprised if you receive an envie that looks a little familiar! Open to private swaps with anyone interested in trading a few of these!

Ratings

Bavarija rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for cards!
Response: Very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for UHM: April Pick-2 Happy Mail on Apr 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the so pretty colorful washi tape samples, the 3 stamps, and for the swap inserts. I truly love what you sent!
Response: Very welcome!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Love how creative you're getting with your envies, Sheri, and the postcards you sent were all all right up my alley. The Kama Sutra book cover reminded me that I have a series of kama sutra postcards that are very artistic but also very explicit. Haven't dared share them with anyone on Swapbot! Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Very welcome -- LOL, I don't remember what I did with the envie!
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #212 on Apr 18, 2021
5
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Comment: Nice postcards and extra stamps! Thank you!
Response: Very welcome
MellowOda rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Apr 18, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for all of the things! :) The stamps are amazing & I LOVE the stickers! The notecards are much appreciated and the washi is SO CUTE!! I really liked the envelope you used & the way you put the whole package together. It's perfect. :)
Response: Very welcome!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra stamps!
Response: Very welcome!
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Owls on Apr 17, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Hoot Mail! LOL! I loved that you wrote that on the front of it. I also thank you for the great extras!
Response: Very welcome.
warheart rated for UHM: Happy Spring Mail Art + Goodie on Apr 17, 2021
5
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Comment: The bird on the front is lovely!! Thank you for a beautiful swap!
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pcs and stickers - I LOVE postal love postcards so the lioness card is wonderful for me! I hope all is well with you, take care and have a great day!
Response: very welcome
efjellro rated for AN: 3 Kinds -- Birds #4 (global) on Apr 16, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I especially liked the Chipping Sparrow and Splendid Fairywren illustrations :) We don't have any of them here, but we have another sparrow similar to the Chipping Sparrow. I love watching them on the bird feeder in our garden :) Take care, and thanks for hosting the swap!
Response: Very welcome!
MelissaLB rated for SMSUSA: Handmade Envelopes!! on Apr 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing envelopes! I love the colors and the paper so much. Can't wait to use them.
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
Lilyhax rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 15, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Tank you for the garden related postcards.
Response: Very welcome!
bpl76 rated for SMSUSA: Easy Loaded Pocket on Apr 13, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Love it thank you !!
Response: very welcome.
MellowOda rated for PH: Inside, Outside, Up & Down #3 on Apr 12, 2021
5
rating
Comment: LOVE the cards you chose for this fun swap! Also, the envelope was great!!
Response: Very welcome
5
rating
Comment: OMG, that kitty postcard is sooooo cute <3 *.*
Response: Very welcome!
5
rating
Comment: Mail from you is always such a wonderful gift! Thank you very, very much!
Response: Very welcome!
susieq11 rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #26 on Apr 11, 2021
5
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Comment: Well just the envelope alone (fawn) thrilled me but then I opened it up to find so many treasures! Thank you!! I loooove the postcards (Basket and Charley the poodles!!!), adorable letter set and labels! Major happy mail, thank you so much! XOXO
Response: Very welcome!
manders2280 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #212 on Apr 8, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards. The topiary ship is spectacular!
Response: Very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #15 on Apr 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Loving the postcards & the goodies stickers! Thank you very much !
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you Sheri for another great swap and sticker sheet ! Loving all!
Response: Very welcome!

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Comments

simcoe54 on Apr 17, 2021:

AN: March WTA -- Thanks so much for the lovely postcards and envies!

yvonne401 on Apr 14, 2021:

Thank you for my AWG April wishes of butterfly stickers and notecards! Thanks for making my day bright!

Blessings,

Yvonne

susieq11 on Apr 11, 2021:

Thank you for your awesome letter and ALL the adorable letter paper for WW April! Wow! Very cool mail art envie too. What a fun mail day, yay! Hope you had a fabulous birthday!!!!

BusyB on Apr 8, 2021:

LadyJo on Apr 8, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG April wishes of Nautical items! Love the stickers!

BusyB on Apr 7, 2021:

Hello there! Thank you for the March AN RAK envie full of animals. Had fun going through everything. Lots of fun goodies sent in your awesome handmade sewn envie! This one is a keeper. According to the "Fortune Teller Miracle Fish" I am passionate. Been forever since I've seen one of these. Lol Put a smile on my face. I have been sewing on paper recently too. Great fun!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 7, 2021:

Thank you for the vintage motel and linen PC's you sent for my April WW. I'm so happy to add them to my collection. =D

lindseyjae on Apr 6, 2021:

Hello, thanks so much for the birthday card you sent me for my WW April wish! So thoughtful of you. I appreciate it!

grammypammy on Apr 6, 2021:

WW ~ April

Thank you for granting my wish! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

simcoe54 on Mar 23, 2021:

AN: Feb 2021 RAK - Nature -- Thanks for the wonderful envelope packed with nature items. Loved going through it and figuring out where I can use them!!!

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