Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: June 17, 2013
Country: United States
Hello from the Great Lakes region of the USA!
I bring the mail in and sit at the computer desk to open it. I rate immediately as I receive things.
I will not sign up for a swap unless I am certain that I can fulfill requirements and send on time.
I don't understand people who sign up when they know they'll be going on vacation, or moving, or having surgery, etc. ... seems simple to me: if you've got something coming up, don't join swaps.
I'm an avid book reader. I guess you could say I'm a word-nerd. I like a well turned phrase, the way words work together, vocabulary, quotes, dictionaries, word puzzles, etc.
I like to sew but have very little time for it right now. I do manage to get in the occassional quick project though.
I collect bookmarks, postcards, quotes, business cards, and various other little things. I am addicted to zentangles and mailart. I'd like to be very crafty and try many of the things I see others swap. Right now I'm limited by very little space and time. Maybe after I retire I can branch out! ?
I like handmade / homemade items. I like collage work, repurposed items, sketched, rubber stamped, painted, doodled, stitched, glued, etc.
I'm not much into the cutsie stuff (kawaii for example). No glittery stuff. Nor am I the girlie sort. I don't wear make-up or jewelry and my hair is short and spikey so no hair ornaments either.
Qualities I look for in a friend: Authenticity, Humor, Kindness, Open-mindedness
(trying to destash my over-abundance):
fibers / yarn
I like NON-touristy; i.e...
* fountain pens
* black and white
* books / book shops / libraries
* coffee / tea related
* ad cards
* vintage / antique images of things
* hand drawn / painted
* doors / windows
* INGE LOOK
* things in rows, stacks, or groups
* Nouvelles Images
* hands / feet
* Native American
* cafes / bistros / pubs
* children's book illustrations
* street vendors / markets
The only person you need to try to be better than, is the person you are right now.
~~ Colonel Potter to Hawkeye Pierce
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
~~ C S Lewis
Coffee is real good when you drink it it gives you time to think. It's a lot more than just a drink; it's something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.
~~ Gertrude Stein
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
~~ Scout, in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as
if she were a perfectly normal human being.
~~ Oscar Wilde
Every morning when we wake up we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift!
~~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
~~ Stephen King
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
~~Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird”
by Harper Lee
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
~~ Unknown source
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