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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: April 5, 2020
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

August 2019: 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, 18yo daughter.

Home at the moment (but likely not much longer -- because it's been a year already and that's usually about my limit AND as I get older, it turns out that being able to see the ocean from my front porch is a requirement) is a huge 100+year old yellow house in a tiny little town in Virginia. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

My daughter and I travel ALOT. This summer (2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We've been home about a week and, no kidding, last night we started talking about our next adventure!

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, 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 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 -- cost of postage and all -- but they love to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase their chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

2020 Challenge

One of my 2020 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

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Comment: Thank you Sheri for the pretty Spring envelope and the great goodies inside. I love the postcards and the other sweet little bird stickers. I love them!
Response: Very welcome!
lovesreward rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #97 on Apr 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks again for a lovely swap. I have never seen the movie "Hero" but I have heard good things. I hope you have a terrific day! <3
Response: Very welcome.
lovesreward rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #96 on Apr 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards, my friend loves ladybugs and has been having a hard time, so I think I will send it to her to make her smile. I totally cracked up at the "funny" card - "at least he's rich!" LOL! I hope you are well and having a good day! Take care. <3
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed them!
georgiafae rated for SMSUSA: Handmade Envelopes!! on Apr 3, 2020
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Comment: I really like the style and decorative details of your envelopes! Thanks for the extra Easter themed stickers-very cute! Thanks for sharing! It's so nice to get mail during these difficult times-stay healthy and happy!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
Chocopan rated for WIYM - Tiny blind Spring swap :) on Apr 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the mail, the postcard is my favorite!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Love your choices. Thank you!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much Sheri! My favorite is Raggedy Ann! Take Care always!!
Response: Very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for AN: April Foolishness on Apr 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much Sheri, for the so cute 2 bears, with it saying " You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours~!" Love it!
Response: VEry welcome.
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #189 on Apr 1, 2020
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Comment: THANK YOU for the amazing postcards!!! The poodle puppy!!! I love all the postcards and thanks too for the sweet envelope. Adorable. You are awesome! : )
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards, I especially love the animal PC's! I appreciate the extra stickers - one can never have too many stickers, can they? Take care and be well and have a nice Easter this year! <3
Response: So glad you enjoyed them!
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Comment: Thank you for the envie of goodies! I particularly loved the doilies and avocado memo sheets :)
Response: Very welcome!
marles rated for SF ~ Senders Choice Postcard USA #2 on Mar 31, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank goodness for mail & mail-art & swaps! A bit of normalcy in this otherwise abnormal world. Thanks for the bird cards, especially the pair of swans & the herons on the shoreline, & of course thanks for hosting.
Response: Very welcome -- yes, glad to have SB right now!
TryshaH81 rated for PH: Send 6 PCs (USA/Canada) #15 on Mar 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Putting in my stocking. Um who's Frieda?
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Love this card! It's going right in my art journal ... because it's art! :)
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed it!
lovesreward rated for PH: Person/Place/Thing #3 on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards and I love your envelope and the "extra" stickers - thank you so much! I hope you and your family are well during this crazy time. Be well!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Great selection of cards, thank you very much. To archive a swap before its end date is very unusual!
Response: Very welcome!
euniceq rated for PH: 3 Blind Postcards - Touristy #6 on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards. The vintage windmill card is quite interesting!
Response: Very welcome -- glad you liked it!
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Comment: I found it in my mail pile!! I don't know how I missed it. Sorry about the delay in rating. I love all of them ๐Ÿ˜ thank you so much!!
Response: So glad it hadn't gone missing!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 2351 191 200
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Comments

CraftyShana76 on Apr 3, 2020:

TYSVM for the random flat envie of goodies from the forums. I loved the selection you sent. TYSVM!!!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

And thank you for the fun filled Envie of Randomness from tag at CPG!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!

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daydreamer47 on Apr 1, 2020:

Loved the WW march wishes you sent, thank you Sheri!

goinjenny on Mar 26, 2020:

Thank you for the PCs in WW March!

Ellesbells on Mar 25, 2020:

Thank you so so much for the Star Wars postcard!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ from PC Tag PIF US only

theevidenceisme on Mar 23, 2020:

Thank you so much for sending the stamp RAK! These are exactly what I'm looking for. I can't wait to get enough to start on my project. Thank you, thank you!

theevidenceisme on Mar 23, 2020:

Thank you so much for granting my wish from the forum of a wish granted group for used stamps! These will be fun to use.

chimerix on Mar 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for the square envelopes for the Forum This or That swap. They are really pretty. Aloha

kiddomerriweather on Mar 19, 2020:

Thank you for the March WW. It's always fun receiving random envies from you!

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