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Onyx

Onyx
Date Joined: July 28, 2010
Last Online: October 2, 2022
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

Hello & 2022 Update

Update for September 2022: I have a new job and am loving it, but it has definitely taken over my life. To be fair to everyone I am not signing up for swaps for a while. Also, I am only checking my messages here on the weekends so if there is a delay in replies that is why. If you need a reply faster than that please email me at [email protected]

Hello Everyone! Cannot believe I have been on Swap-Bot for over a decade! A lot has changed in my life since I joined in 2010, but I still love postcards. Over the years I have tended to swap a whole lot and then I go away fro a year or so, and then I come back and swap a whole lot more. The mail is a fun hobby and it's always enjoyable.

Likes: images of globes, maps, travel, agriculture, UNESCO sites and national parks. I love quotes about strength and starting over. I also like things related to history; particularly food history, women's history, WWII, the history of the postal service, Eleanor Roosevelt or the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Dislikes: Sunflowers, rodents, snakes, pictures of babies, religious texts, things that smell, candles or anything that burns.

Favorite colors: blue, yellow, green; I also love aqua & red together and pink & brown together.

Favorite Quote

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Postcards

I LOVE post cards. In addition to the categories above I am fond of scenes showing a path or road going off in the distance, farm animals in other countries, black and white pictures featuring people, and cards that reference agriculture or food and beverages.

I also really like reproductions of art featuring people reading, pretty scenes from nature (like overlooks of lakes and rivers), or scenes showing tunnels or doors.

Also retro cards, particularly retro WWII cards or retro fashion cards, are awesome.

But people are always sending me surprising things I love too: funky cards, lovely scenery, things from your local area, etc.

If you think it is great, and you tell me why, then I probably will think it is great too.

Favorite Crafts

I am extremely active in needle arts these days, particularly cross stitch and embroidery. If you do cross stitch and embroidery please let me know!

Favorite Books

I like to read all types of books, particularly nonfiction (history, science, biography, etc.) and historical fiction (my BFF and I give each other a preorder of the new Maisie Dobbs every Christmas). I also like nonfiction graphic novels. Other favorite genres include travel/hiking memoirs, travel books about smaller countries, and books about starting over.

I love hearing about books you enjoy, particularly if you have a recommendation for books where the characters do needle arts (like embroidery and cross stitch).

Mailing & Swapping

I do not sign up for swaps I cannot send. If you do not get a swap from me PLEASE let me know so I can resend to you ASAP.

My house is in a rural part of Arkansas and I go to my PO Box several times a week, except in extreme weather. Sometimes I hit "send" when a swap is done, addressed, stamped, and in my mail bag but I may not actually drop it off until the next day if there is still plenty of time before the send deadline. Ratings may come late at night because I usually do ratings after everyone else is sleeping.

If you have any questions, or heaven forbid do not get something I have sent, please contact me directly and I will atone accordingly.

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2022 on Nov 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fun super long postcard!
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
RiverTopanga rated for AN: World Elephant Day PC (US) on Oct 5, 2022
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Comment: Margaret, what an interesting elephant card. Thank you for resending. Now I wish I had your original to see what it was like 😁💚. I love it! When you said Charley Harper, all I could think of was 2 and 1/2 Men!! I love this artist, thank you for introducing me to his art. I am going to look up more of his art 🙂 Thank you.
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2022 on Sep 12, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the fun chunk! I just used that same pie crust for my pot-pie at dinner tonight!
marclively rated for Mix It Up! - July '22 on Sep 11, 2022
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Comment: great cards
marclively rated for Maps - Two New, One Used #9 on Sep 11, 2022
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Comment: great cards!
preslarb rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2022 on Sep 10, 2022
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Comment: Congratulations on winning a ribbon at the county fair for your beautiful work!!!
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Comment: Great pcs. Thanks
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2022 on Sep 1, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap, the nice PC and your note. Overall the mail has gotten better... with frequent relapses.
suepier rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Alaska. We visited the Inside Passage this summer.
suepier rated for AN: World Oceans Day PC #3 (US) on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty ocean postcard. I love under the sea postcards.
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #234 on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!!
Maddashin rated for PH: Something in the Summer #4 on Aug 28, 2022
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰
preslarb rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2022 on Aug 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! This sounds yummy!!!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #185 on Aug 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all of the awesome black and white postcards!!!
CrystalZ rated for Where I'm From on Aug 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank for all the postcards you sent! I love that you included some for Yellowstone where you used to live as well as that is on my travel bucket list :)
Begokschaf rated for PH: Send 6 PCs (USA/Canada) #23 on Aug 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much. 😊
camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2022 on Aug 18, 2022
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Comment: I had never heard of cake box cookies before - every day’s a school day I guess!
Kvwanderlost rated for PH: 'HOT' Postcards on Aug 13, 2022
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Comment: Great choices Margaret, thank you! I love the coffee PC and the extra snail illustration :)
Eulegirl rated for PH: 3 Blind Postcards - Touristy #8 on Aug 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks! I especially like the Athens one!

Rating Overview

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4.9957 1185 53 59
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1037 1387 3 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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simcoe54 on Sep 10, 2020:

Random RAK -- Thanks so much for the beautiful postcard. I was surprised and delighted for find this card in my mailbox. 💕

debbiespoms on Apr 21, 2020:

Hi ! Thank you for wanting to send me TY & PC. But no need to do that. Your thanks is great enough via swap-bot. But i'm so glad you liked the Pretzel PC so much & made your day. I'm sure we will be in another swap again as partners. As we pretty much join the same swaps.

meeltje57 on Dec 10, 2017:

This is what I made out of your envelope.

   Happy Holidays!
isabellasnow on Nov 28, 2017:

In case you miss the Yellowstone bears . . .

isabellasnow on Nov 13, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM!

goinjenny on Nov 4, 2017:

Just wanted to say a big ol' Thank You for the box of washi tapes I received today. You are so thoughtful and generous.

Onyx on Aug 17, 2017:

shirleyinCA on Aug 16, 2017:

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