Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2017 5:14 am


Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: June 22, 2017
Birthday: April 8, 1963
Country: United States
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About Me

Update Jan. 25, 2017: We have a family emergency and we're returning to the States indefinitely. I've changed my address to the US and will send everything before we leave here. All mail sent to Malta will be forwarded to the US.

2016 was a wild ride. We rang in the New Year on holiday in Thailand and then returned to our home in Cambodia. In March, we had to return to the US on an emergency basis to care for my elderly parents. We spent 5 months in Texas getting my mom through multiple surgeries and my dad settled in a nursing facility. We left the US at the beginning of September and have now settled into our new home in Gozo, Malta. We're adjusting to life on a small island again. In case you've never heard of it (most haven't), Gozo is 1 of 3 islands of the country of Malta -- it's in the Med Sea, just south of Italy. Prior to last year in Cambodia, we lived in Vanuatu (a little island in the South Pacific) for 3 years. We've also lived in the US, Australia, Tanzania, and Ghana.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm an American child rights lawyer and researcher. When I practiced law in the US, I prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases. After I left practice, I was a law school professor for almost 20 years and taught child welfare courses. Now, I'm semi-retired and mostly research and write on street kid and child labor issues.

My teenage daughter and I travel ALOT. She has a bucket list of places to check off before she goes to college. She's 15 and on her third passport! So far, shes managed to check off 22 countries.

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. I'm currently into the Outlander series, 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!
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy!)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones) -- it is nice to have some on hand that are not tourist
  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)

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



Postcard Wishlist: Given the option, I'd rather 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.


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!


Jenicat rated for O is for ??? PC Swap on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Oscar Wilde postcard. I love the quote 💜
Comment: OOOH I LOVE the postcard, thank you so much! And it's nice to "meet" another foster/adoptive mom :0)
GinaVisione rated for B&W PCs week 25 on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Amazing the photo is from 1911 - great PC!
Response: Crazy, huh! Welcome!
Comment: Awesome assortment of green- and I loved the crinkle sound that vellum envelope makes!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thanks for this so generous swap! I love all the PC that you sent and thanks for the extras too! I love decorated envies! They keep my postman smiling! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Very welcome -- so glad you liked it!
KatlynAva rated for Postcard Swap #22 (USA) on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: thanks for sending!
Response: Very welcome!
Comment: Thank u!
Response: Very welcome!
dawnakaulen rated for B&W PCs week 24 on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Cute PC, thank you! You have had a very interesting life:)
Response: Very welcome. It has been a rather odd journey!!
notme78 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4I on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcards.
Response: Very welcome!
LegacyHardware rated for B&W PCs week 23 on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Hi Sheri, love your card of Shackleton' s ship in the ice. It's very topical. We were in Hobart, Tasmania recently and visited the replica Mawson Hut. They were ceratinly tough and courageous, beyond what I can imagine. Thanks!
Response: So glad you liked it. Love Hobart -- one of my fav places!
redyellownow rated for easy postcard swap on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great card - those cats are scary and cool :-)
Response: Very welcome!
LowRain rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING - June 2017 on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: I love the handmade journal. Very cute. I've actually been trying different binding techniques with my journals. Thank you for all of the goodies! Happy Swapping!
Response: I thought it was very cute too! (But I didn't make it!) I want to see if I can do something similar. Very welcome!
dawnakaulen rated for SBPC: Beach on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I hope to see Australia someday :)
Response: Welcome! You should go -- it is really beautiful in lots of places.
Kvwanderlost rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #132 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you Sheri for a great variety of PCs! I really love the Kliban's Cats hehehe! :D
Response: Very welcome! Glad you enjoyed them!
Comment: Thanks, loved the selection.
Response: Yeah! Glad you like them!
squince rated for WPS - 4 Postcards in an Envelope #27 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Great cards! Hello to Fig! :D
Response: You're welcome! Fig is under my feet trying awfully hard to chew my toe at the moment!
Comment: Thank you Sheri for my great artistic postcards. Loved them, ALL!!!!! ♥♥
Response: Very welcome. Glad you liked them!
Kraftylady777 rated for Quick 20 stickers week 10 USA on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! Such a great assortment!
Response: Very welcome!
marinda rated for CPG: Either/OR PC Swap (USA) #6 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you. Cute!
Response: Most welcome!
Stephen1 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Sheri, THANK YOU for the great stuff !!! Loved all the vintage and the Art Deco images and the seeds are very welcome to my gardens.
Response: You're very welcome. Glad you enjoyed it!

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isabellasnow on Jun 22, 2017:

Thank you, Sheri, for the wonderful pc's from my June AWG wishlist! The envelope you used is simply gorgeous--vellum with blue leaves! You always send the most thoughtful wishes!

BasketWorks15 on Jun 22, 2017:

Thank you for the adorable kitty scrapbook items. They're perfect!

bluehairedmary on Jun 19, 2017:

Thank you so much for the bookish items for Something...Tag (US Only). Lovely items! Thanks again! ♥

Sazza on Jun 17, 2017:

I received your PIF tags today: Random Envie & the Where's Waldo PC. You were not joking about hard to find, they didn't make the characters easy. Took me a bit, but I did find them in the end. Thank you for sending it! Also, your cute random envie has a nice assortment to play with; I look forward to doing fun things with all of it. :D Thank you so much for everything!

HannahEnilk on Jun 16, 2017:

So glad to hear you enjoyed the Cat lover RAK!

goinjenny on Jun 14, 2017:

Thank you for the stickers in June AATW!

Babsmomof5 on Jun 13, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful "unicorn tree" stickers. This is so cute and unique!!!

bbsporty on Jun 12, 2017:

Thanks for all of the awesome stickers that you sent me for the AWG: June Wish List! They are just what I was looking for!!

Paige1900 on Jun 12, 2017:

for the wonderful Envie of "P" Stickers.

Tag thru the ABC's - PF Tag Game

anrtist on Jun 9, 2017:

Thank you @Lonestarchild for the AATW Awesome COKE LOVE ;-)
THANK YOU for thinking of me!
Blessings, cc

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