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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: August 4, 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 townhouse in anticipation of an empty nest as my child heads off to college in August. 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. 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 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

ayahsantos rated for PH: Words With 8 Letters #2 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Response: Very welcome.
ayahsantos rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #108 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much Sheri! Take Care always!
Response: Very welcome!
armadillogal rated for SF~Naked Blind PC Swap - USA on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thnaks for the card. Looks like my kind of place.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Love the Christmas card and the others too. Thanks for the useful labels and very pretty handmade envie.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute postcards, mailing supplies, and nice note! I understand your feelings- I'm sending my youngest off to college this month, and it's a strange time for sure. Also, I was an only child, and my own bond with my mom was like no other. I'm sorry about your cancelled trip- I can also relate, though we had nothing quite as grand planned as yours. I do hope your chance to make those memories will come around again. Wishing your daughter all the best as she begins her college journey, and joy and peace to you as you begin a new phase as well. Hugs!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
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Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard! The last thing I binge watched was the latest season of "In the Dark", I am not sure what it will be next.
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and stickers. Yes that camp one does remind me of bible camp that I would go to a week or 2 during the summers in the late 50's early 60's.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Words With 7 Letters #2 on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great pcs and stamps.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for your mail :)
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Awesome pc choices. Thank you for the extra stickers as well. Thank you and have a great day!
Response: Very welcome!
manders2280 rated for PSH: Nature Scavenger Hunt on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. Great view of the osprey.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards! Thanks for the stickers. Have a great day and happy swapping!
Response: Very welcome!
susieq11 rated for AN: Intl Tiger Day (US) on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: I loooove Cavallini!! Thanks for the gorgeous tiger!!!! Hope you have a nice weekend! : )
Response: GLad you enjoyed it!
Suzyanner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #197 on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the terrific cards! Especially love the cool Jetoy one!
Response: Very welcome!
marclively rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #9 on Jul 31, 2020
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Eulegirl rated for PH: City/Town Postcards #4 on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: thanks! I love them and the cute calendar envie!
Response: Very welcome!
Suzyanner rated for AN: Two x Two PC #13 (global) on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thanks as always for the great cards!
Response: Very welcome!
vlhafer54 rated for AN: 3 Kinds -- Flowers (global) on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty PCs!
Response: Very welcome.
m3i5 rated for MAIL ART - Women on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Hi Sheri, thank you for the envie :)
Response: Very welcome.
kydestar rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #7R on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Heya, once again, THANK YOU for another envelope of great postcards !
Response: Very welcome!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2592 238 252
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Comments

tcornell on Aug 3, 2020:

Thank you for the stationery papers that you sent to me for WW July!!!

pinklilly on Jul 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for the tag Envie of Randomness!! Very sweet of you!!

rexypants on Jul 22, 2020:

Thank you very much for your IFM: WTA June goodies! I loved the colourful envelope with the alphabet and different creatures on it. Hope you are having a great summer.

Candace on Jul 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for the WTA postcard.

Barbara on Jul 20, 2020:

Thank you for granting my wish. I am happy to place the stamps you sent in my worldwide album.

Gnoe on Jul 18, 2020:

THANK YOU for a wonderful AN June WTA! I really love it :-D

pkpeace on Jul 18, 2020:

I am thanking you AGAIN for the random envelope tag... you know the one with the Canadian stamps of butterflies that I desperately wanted?! OMG! They worked perfectly! Just like I pictured! Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated! Hugs, Patty

LauraM540 on Jul 17, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome random envie from the Swap Tag US Tag :)

Whippet on Jul 16, 2020:

Thank you Sheri for the large mail art envelope I was happy to find in my mail box, & the 3 large postcard. You cheered me up, thanks! - Kathy

kiddomerriweather on Jul 15, 2020:

Thank you for the alphabet stickers from my July WW wishlist. I appreciate you.

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