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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: August 9, 2022
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

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, 20yo woman-child daughter.

June 25, 2022: I've moved to the pacific northwest a year ago. The weather is definitely not my thing (too much rain and gloom), but I've made lovely friends here and will likely stay awhile. But also very very glad borders are opening and time to dust off my suitcases!

My daughter and I have spent most of her life as expats outside the US. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia. And, we travel alot no matter where we live. 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 big enough to mail postcards -- 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: I don't really care what kind of card, but I like interesting images, watercolors, birds & animals (NO SNAKES!), books, maps, clocks, crowns, keys, botanicals, B&W....

Not a fan of tourist cards - truly not my thing.

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.

2022 Challenge

One of my 2022 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

greenleaf rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #40 on Aug 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you sooo much for the looovely postcards😊😊😊I love flowers !!! And one of them was of a cherry tree in Berlin, Germany, which I would like to see someday in my life and was really beautiful...but I loved all the postcards and the one without flowers was also wonderful. I loved your large flowery envelope and the way you added 2 washi tapes. The colors of the tapes just matched with those of the envelope and it was sooo pretty !!! Thank you so much again and a lot of hearts to you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Oh, my swap is also on your way, and I forgot to include the short message I have written, so swap name is on the envelope.
simcoe54 rated for Mix It Up! - July '22 on Aug 7, 2022
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Comment: Great postcard choices and extra stamps. Thanks
Response: Very welcome
dorcii rated for AN: Spelling Bee: CLOVER (Intl) on Aug 6, 2022
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Comment: This one also arrived, thanks a lot! :) I liked the postcards! :)
Response: Third time is the charm I guess! Thanks for your patience!
dorcii rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #228 on Aug 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for the resend, I received this one in safe! :)
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: You really nailed each category, I'm very impressed! Thank you!
Response: Very welcome
SatisHuman rated for AN: PC + NC + SS #15 (global) on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: I love this swap! Thanks for the great selection!
Response: Very welcome
Ikat78 rated for AN: World Cat Day PC #3 (US) on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Hi Sheri! Thank you for the cute cat pc. OMG, it’s your cat!!!!!!!!!! That’s a big cat! He’s cool for sure. You have a pc on the way today. :) Thanks for hosting.
Response: Very welcome
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Comment: Thank you Sheri for the cute hand made card and stationery. Oh have you checked out Cooks office stationery store downtown Salem? Just went there and it is awesome :). Take care and thank you, darla
Response: Very welcome
squince rated for AN: Matchy-Matchy #8 (global) on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: Love Love Love!!!
Response: Very welcome!
squince rated for AN: World Lion Day PC #2 (US) on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: VEry welcome
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Comment: Hi Sheri, Loved the envelope and all the great goodies.
Response: Very welcome
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Comment: Thank you for the PCs. Love the envelope and extra happy mail stickers.
Response: Very welcome
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #189 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the excellent selection of cards, especially the cool formation and the owls and the bonus owl notecard.
Response: Very welcome
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Comment: Sheri, thank you so much for the wonderful envelope stuffed full of goodies! I really love the iridescent postcard ❤️
Response: Very welcome
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Comment: Thanks so much for the washi samples!!
Response: Very welcome
Onyx rated for AN: PC + Washi #6 (global) on Jul 30, 2022
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Comment: Fun picks!
Response: very welcome
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Comment: what a fun mix of great goodies! The dancing lemur and messy video game PC are my faves <3
Response: VEry welcome
Dessie0416 rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #18 on Jul 30, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the postcards!
Response: VEry welcome
Bavarija rated for PH: Non-Touristy PC #9 on Jul 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Response: Very welcome
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Comment: Thank you for the cute handmade envie you sent for this swap. It was filled with so many lovely things of such a wide variety. I can't wait to use the items in my journaling. The best is the wild horse postcard! I love it!
Response: Very welcome

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Aug 3, 2022:

Thank you so much for a fun Random Envie from tag in the forums!!

Poohtat on Jul 17, 2022:

Thank you for the WW July green happy mail. I love these color themed envies. Happy Swapping

kiddomerriweather on Jul 15, 2022:

Thank you for the July WW! My friend will absolutely love these PC's! You were so thoughtful to send some PC stamps to go along with them. =D

Ikat78 on Jul 15, 2022:

Thank you for the random envie for my July wishes in WW group! I really like the tags, postcards, pretty napkin, and ephemera.

susieq11 on Jul 10, 2022:

Thank you so much for sending me an envelope of pink for WW July! I love the variety - so much fun stuff!!! I also love the stitched, striped envelope - how cool! I appreciate it all so much! xoxo

LauraM540 on Jul 8, 2022:

Thanks for the Mermaid goodies from the themed envie tag!

PrincessLeia on Jun 30, 2022:

AN WTA APRIL 2022 Thankyou for the great PCs. Postcards are educating me! Never heard of a Javelina before! They look cute, but sound intimidating at 3-4 feet long!! ❤️❤️❤️

Zefaniya on Jun 23, 2022:

Thank you for the Who likes tag for postage!

LadyJo on Jun 17, 2022:

Thank you for the Summer Stationary for my WW June wishes! Happy Summer!

BusyB on Jun 10, 2022:

What a fun random envie! My favorite! You are so thoughtful! I will use everything for more happy mail, makes and journals. My husband and I had fun with the optical illusion postcard! :) Thank you! See you again soon in your mailbox! WW June

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