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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: October 29, 2020
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, 18yo 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. Last summer (2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We' were planning similar adventures this year, but that won't be happening with covid.

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; 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.

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

kizzlets rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #203 on Oct 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of postcards!
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Birds on Oct 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty bird mail. I have to tell you it's the first in awhile that has not been pretty beat up by USPS travel. Thanks for the extras as well.
bringitb rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #203 on Oct 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards! I appreciate the variety—and bonus stickers!!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the card and note. I never really lived on a farm but 2 of my Husbands sisters were married to farmers. Also we lived in the country when the kids were growing up , only 25 acres but they got to see what it was like. There are times when I miss living up there but with being alone now it is better for me to be in town and closer to family, Dr's and stores.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to try the tea (I've never heard of that brand & love apple spice teas)! Loved the beautiful punch studio note card and always enjoy dog stickers! :-) great to see the orca envelope, as well!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love your ephemera scavenger hunt materials - such a wonderful selection. The envelope file folder is cool, I also like the way you stacked the items in alphabetical order, so easy to match up with your list! ♥️♥️
Response: Very welcome!
DaiziDruke rated for CPG Oct 2020 SC PC - US only on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: Love this vintage style pc! Hope you got to get your sewing projects started. 😊
Response: Very welcome!
carrotkate rated for Handmade Envelopes - October 2020 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the envelopes. The black & white type print is my fave.
Response: Very welcome!
minniepic rated for PH: Serial Postcard Swap = Zoo on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you:)
Response: Very welcome.
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Comment: Thank you for the great Christmas items! I love the sparkly stickers and look forward to using them on some Christmas cards!
Response: Very welcome!
AmericanHeiress rated for SMSUSA: Easy as 1 - 2 - 3! on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Sheri your 1,2,3's arrived
Response: Very welcome!~
ccmmsu rated for PH: Animal Scavenger Hunt For PCs #15 on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Great postcards! The chimp is so cute. :) Thank you! And thank you for the fun stickers, too.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Nice variety of PC's and thanks for the stickers too :)
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the “Mallards, 1990” postcard by David Howell. It seems there’s quite a bit of variety in that “animal box: 100 postcards by 10 artists” set!
Response: Very welcome!
meganimal rated for SMSUSA: Notecard Stash Builder on Oct 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cards! :)
Response: Very welcome!
squince rated for SF- Naked*** Blind*** PC - USA on Oct 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Very welcome
simcoe54 rated for AN: Spelling Bee: PUMPKIN (global) on Oct 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Great postcards and extra stamps. Thanks
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Hi Sheri! So nice to swap together again! Thank you very much for the lovely note (on that gorgeous parrot stationery!) and your selection of 'favorite things.' First, the envie (Halloween) was gorgeous and you sent me my own Halloween stamps! I used mine up last year so I did the happy dance when I saw them. Love that postcard of Venus and all the teeny Halloween goodies. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: Very welcome!
Carollee922 rated for SF- No Rules PC #5- USA on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sending, I agree it is a mermaid!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for the Halloween note cards, I will enjoy creating with them
Response: Very welcome!

Rating Overview

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Comments

chimerix on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely handmade envelopes for the USA WTA Sept. Aloha!

CraftyShana76 on Oct 27, 2020:

TYSVM for all the fall goodies you sent. It’s my fave season!!!!!

pkpeace on Oct 16, 2020:

Thanks for the postcards, they're perfect! Have a great weekend! Patty

Ciska76 on Oct 13, 2020:

Thank you so much Sheri for my IFM WTA september prize. Mail from you is always a joy to receive. Love the handmade envies. Such beautiful patterns. Love your note. What a change it must be now your daughter is at College. How quiet at home 😢. Here all is ok. Back in (partial) lockdown as infections are increasing rapidly again. A good moment for a pyjama-day with my son today. Stay safe 💕.

CraftyShana76 on Oct 11, 2020:

I’m sorry I thought I had posted. TYVM for the PCs and stamps from the WTA. I love PCs!!

LizzyJo on Oct 10, 2020:

Since we've been regularly crossing paths in the "make a new word" games, I thought I would say HI! to you here.

user6937 on Oct 9, 2020:

Hi, Sherri - thanks for the postcards spelling out NATURE (AN: Sept WTA).

BeHappyToday on Oct 7, 2020:

I love the Alice PC & stamps are always appreciated. Thank you so much for sending this WTA envie❣️🙂

BusyB on Oct 6, 2020:

Yesterday I received the September RAK on AN group you offered. I will enjoy using everything. Nice presentation too. Great idea! Thank you for all the animal goodies and your generosity! Happy October Sheri! 💛

lasciviouskisses on Sep 27, 2020:

Thanks for the CPG random envie

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