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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: August 18, 2019
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: my delightful, irreverent, adventurous soul 17yo 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 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 changes of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

Ratings

knitterofhats rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 24 on Aug 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! loved the bikey bits!
Response: Yeah! glad you enjoyed it!
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Comment: Perfect cards! THANK YOU!! Love the little envie of cute stickers too - my daughter has confiscated them for her planner! <3
Response: So glad it made two people in the house happy!!
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Comment: Hi Sheri - Thank you for the very cool and interesting variety of B&W cards! Hope you are enjoying the summer. Love the decorated envie!
Response: Very welcome -- so glad you enjoyed them!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #71 on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Welcome back! Thanks for the swap cards (love the Annaba Province map card) and the extra B&W cards. Wish we were neighbors so I could hear first hand of your most recent work-adventure in Greece! P.S. Great handmade envie too.
Response: Thank you -- is good in some ways to be back, but also very hard to leave there when there is so much work to be done. Glad you enjoyed the cards!
mags142 rated for EP Ephemera Swap - Clarified on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Hello Sheri! You sent me such interesting stuff! Definitely something different from my stash of ephemera! Thank you!
Response: yeah ! Glad it was fun stuff!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Green Flat Envie - Global on Aug 12, 2019
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Comment: Woohoo! Always a treat to get an envie from you! Thank you for all the fun and usefuly green goodies! Can't wait to put them to use!
Response: Very welcome -- so glad there were things in there you liked!
crochetjunkie rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on Aug 12, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for terrifically made envies!
Response: Very welcome -- glad you liked them!
mandigutterrose rated for AN: Mother & Baby PC (US) on Jul 17, 2019
5
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Comment: It arrived!!! Who knows where it went in the mean time, but the kangaroo card has finally come home! Amazing what our postal system puts our mail through.
Response: Can't even begin to explain the postal system. You received the resend from Greece faster than the one for the US!! Glad it arrived and thank you for your patience!
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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.
Response: So glad you found one you really enjoy!
MeggyMoo rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie - Global on Jun 11, 2019
5
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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.
Response: Very welcome! Glad it arrived and you found something you will enjoy using!
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers. 😀
Response: Very welcome -- enjoy!
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #171 on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!
Response: Very welcome!
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!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Love it when I send something that particularly well-received!
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Comment: Great cards as always - thanks!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
squince rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #171 on Jun 4, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Very welcome!
guinstar rated for WIYM: Blank Notecard Swap #3 on Jun 3, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards! I really love the one with the tree stump. So beautiful! 💜
Response: Very welcome -- so glad you enjoyed them!
Leen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #62 on Jun 3, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards and card
Response: Very welcome!
Irene rated for EP Random Postcards in an Envie on Jun 1, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for resending! <3
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. Those gnomes are perfect for sending to my sister.
Response: So glad you found one you particularly like!
moonfayri rated for WIYM: Blank Notecard Swap #3 on May 31, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card in the fun homemade envelope with real stamps.
Response: Very welcome-- enjoy!

Rating Overview

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Comments

tcornell on Aug 12, 2019:

Thank you for the CPG Pick 2 Tag US Only! That's the mystery envelope LOL Thank you for re-sending it to me as well! Notecards and letter sets!

susieq11 on Aug 7, 2019:

Welcome back!!! Hope you’ve had a great summer so far!

mandigutterrose on Jul 22, 2019:

I just received your resend for the mother & baby pc. That looks like we beautiful coastline, I would want to get out of the city often lol.

lindseyjae on Jul 22, 2019:

Thank you for the CPG Pick 2 Tag! Hope you’re having a fun time and I appreciate you sending me something!!

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!

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