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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: June 19, 2019
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

May 24, 2019: I'm away all summer and won't be active on SB. I sent everything out before I left. I'll rate when I return in August for anything that arrives while I'm gone. Apologies for the delay! Have a great summer!

WOW! We like things a little wild and chaotic, but it has been a little too much lately! In the last 3 years we've lived in 4 countries on 3 continents -- not to mention all of the other travel we've done. As of May 2018, we've landed in the perfect little hippie-dippie house in Virginia and will probably stay awhile. In the past, we lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

"We" = me + my 16yo daughter who is the coolest (and most patient!) kid around. I simply adore her and consider myself to be the luckiest mom on the planet in that she shares my gypsy feet and is always up for the next adventure! She is a protector of all living things and her compassion stuns me on a regular basis.

My teenage daughter and I travel ALOT. She has a bucket list of places to check off before she goes to college. She's 16 and on her third passport! So far, shes managed to check off 24 countries.

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
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (fabric & leather, but not plastic)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. 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,
  8. coffee,
  9. cold weather,
  10. make-up,
  11. high heels,
  12. 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!),
  13. Hello Kitty 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 cats, Oddly and Adler, will want to send you something as well. They have been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that, but they love to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase their changes of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards as well as the extra. I absolutely love the steampunk one. I'll save that up for a special.
MeggyMoo rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie - Global on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Great package, thankyou! I have my eye on several things you sent to use immediately in my current scrapbooking project, a real plus! Loved my envie of goodies! Thanks again, Tracy.
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers. 😀
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #171 on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!
mgallardo68 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #170 on Jun 4, 2019
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Comment: Dear Sheri, I love you mail. Today precisely, I got involved in an 'ongoing' talk at a Facebook group about International Art I am part of, about Toulouse-Lautrec paint ''Le Lit'', it was very meaningful to get it among the others you sent. I love his art. Moons ago I read the book 'Moulin Rouge' by Pierre La Mure and I fall in love even more with everything about this master. Thank you so much for this particular PC but also for the used one from Notre Dame. Lovely swap!!
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Comment: Great cards as always - thanks!
squince rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #171 on Jun 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
guinstar rated for WIYM: Blank Notecard Swap #3 on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards! I really love the one with the tree stump. So beautiful! 💜
Leen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #62 on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards and card
Irene rated for EP Random Postcards in an Envie on Jun 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for resending! <3
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. Those gnomes are perfect for sending to my sister.
moonfayri rated for WIYM: Blank Notecard Swap #3 on May 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card in the fun homemade envelope with real stamps.
couchart rated for AN: A to Z PCs (global) #2 on May 30, 2019
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Comment: Sheri, thanks very much for the lovely cards plus the extra postcard and notecard, it is much appreciated! The cards are all very cool, but I especially like the card showing an avalanche! I haven't seen anything like that before. Take care, Cynthia
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Comment: Always a pleasure getting mail from you! Thanks so much for everything!
ceecee rated for WIYM: Blank Notecard Swap #3 on May 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely selection of notecards. I really loved the envelope you made, I loved that there was cool info about cats in ancient Egypt inside! Many hearts to you.
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Comment: Thanks for the interesting PC, yum? Lol.....Enjoy Greece! My sisters just got back from Athens and Crete. I couldn't fly for medical reasons but going to Hawaii in 2 weeks! Yay for the beautiful water! Happy Summertime! = )
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap!! I looooove the corgi postcard!!! And everything you sent - thanks for the extras! Have a great summer!!!!! xxxx
squince rated for AN: Teach Me #8 (US) on May 28, 2019
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papercraftkath rated for PH: Variety Package #3 on May 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the fun variety package! I especially love the stamps.
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Comment: Great selection of postcards and thanks for the extra stamps.

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Comments

thelocalman on May 23, 2019:

Just received your resend for letter sets from This or That Tag. Thank you so much, I loved them, especially the dog one - very cute ^^

stephiedee on May 17, 2019:

Thank you for the Pick 2 Tag...birthday cards & yearbook pages!

craftyone on May 17, 2019:

Thanks so much for the May AWG wish. The sweet flowers in an envelope really brightened my day!

weatherwax on May 16, 2019:

Thank you so kuch for the 2 PCs in an Envelope tag. I love all them all :)

Have a fabulous day :)

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 10, 2019:

flower

Hey, thanks for the AWG wish of flowers seeds :) These should brighten things up a bit!

MSturgill87 on May 8, 2019:

Thank you for granting my AWG May wish of occasion cards (non-birthday)! I didn't have any for welcoming new babies, and only a few thank you cards, so these will definitely come in handy!

Poohtat on May 8, 2019:

Thank you so much for the April Nature RAK. I love everything. Very kind of you.

bluehairedmary on May 6, 2019:

Thanks so much for the chatty note with audiobook recommendations for the AWG group wishlist! I will look into those books! We're nearing the end of Tuck Everlasting and I have to pick our next read!

caf1988 on May 5, 2019:

Thank you for the random envie us only tag!!

tcornell on Apr 26, 2019:

Thanks a bunch for the letter sets, used postage stamps and the sticker flakes (yes, they are sticker flakes LOL) that you sent me for the "Help I Can't Find" tag!

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