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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: January 27, 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, 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. 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; 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

Carollee922 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #208 on Jan 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the great cards and the cute post its.
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Comment: Thanks for the cool cards!
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Comment: Postie was holding out on me, got quite a lot of mail today! Thanks so much for the postcards, I can't wait to use them! Have a great 2021!
Caithness rated for AN: Something . . . .#6 (global) on Jan 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks ever so much for the lovely envelope full of goodies.
Response: Very welcome!
AmyMarie rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #208 on Jan 25, 2021
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Comment: What great postcards! Thanks for checking my profile and I appreciate the fun extra shaped postcards. Take care.
Response: Very welcome!
Smsands2 rated for CPG 2021 Red & PInk Envie - Global on Jan 24, 2021
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Comment: It arrived! Thank you so much! Everything is so lovely
Response: Very welcome!
kizzlets rated for WIYM: Creatures of the Sea on Jan 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun envelope
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Hi again Sheri! 👋 Another beautiful envelope💌 from you - I love the look of stitching on paper. It’s clearly postmarked 7 Jan 2021, so who knows what roundabout route it took... 🤷‍♀️ Thanks too for the postcards. You’re right, the wild start of 2021 is just unreal! Take care 🤗
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Hi Sheri! Thanks so much for the great valentine & botanical stickers, bold blank notecard, & Emerson quote postcard. Also this sparkly orange & pink envelope is just gorgeous. 🧡💗 Thank you for colorful happy mail. Take care ;)
Response: Very welcome!
thequilterslink rated for SMSUSA: Easy as 1 - 2 - 3! on Jan 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Sheri for the beautifully decorated envelope and all the goodies inside!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!
Response: Very welcome!
oldsoul rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8B on Jan 18, 2021
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Comment: Oh wow, Sheri. You went all this way for me! I appreciate your consideration - now, as I face some hardship at work, more than ever. Your package delights me - THANK YOU!
Response: Very welcome!
Stargazer008 rated for Send 3 From the List #16 on Jan 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the enveloped filled with joy. And now have a nice Sunday.
Response: Very welcome!
Tricia22 rated for UHM: Postcard Scavenger Hunt #11 on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. Have a great weekend😊
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for the card!
Response: Very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for PH: 3 + 3 Postcard Swap #7 on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: What a great selection Sheri! Thank you very much and for the cute note card!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome Valentines envie!! ❤️😊
Response: Very welcome!
ayahsantos rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #125 on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Response: Very welcome!
Carollee922 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #27 on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: This is a great variety, thank you.
Response: Very welcome!

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Comments

PerArduaAdAlta on Jan 23, 2021:

Love the astrology pc you sent for the forum Postcard Tag - PIF, Thank you! Also, love your note about the squirrels stealing the groundhogs carrots! We have bunnies around here. Some people feed them 🐇

BusyB on Jan 20, 2021:

Sheri, I couldn't agree more! A wonderful day indeed! So glad you like your wishes and have fun creating. 😊

user6937 on Jan 20, 2021:

Hi, Sheri - thanks for the animal postcards (two) and the notecard! I really like the "Man's Best Friend" pc - so sweet.

susieq11 on Jan 19, 2021:

Hi Sheri! Thanks so much for all the fun goodies for WW January! They’ll keep my busy decorating mail!! XOXO

BusyB on Jan 15, 2021:

Thank you! LOVE the trims and lace you sent for my WW January wish! They're all awesome but the colorful cord from your trip to Turkey is so cool and will find something special to use it on. Thank you for thinking of me. Happy New Year 2021! ❤️

Autist on Jan 14, 2021:

Thank you for all the red and pink AWG things for my journal! I have had so much fun color coordinating each month. It will be a fun year to look back on! Thanks so much!! Cheers!

kaypendragon on Jan 13, 2021:

Thanks for the AWG birthday card for my kiddo!

Poohtat on Jan 10, 2021:

Thank you for the Jan WW of floral washi and the adorable lizard postcard.

anicka22 on Jan 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for a wonderful , wonderful happy mail. Love the envie, love the way you wrapped it and the things you send! Stay safe!

Raven93 on Jan 9, 2021:

The paper clips are sooooo cute - thank you! (re:"Who Likes" Tag)

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