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Seacrow

Seacrow
Date Joined: February 27, 2010
Last Online: July 9, 2017
Birthday: July 6
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

Enjoy lots of things from crochet, sewing, and embroidery, to stained glass, making matchboxes, assemblage, art journals, and upcycling junk. Was really into jewelry-making and swapping until, finally, my first two grands arrived and I get to spend part of every day with them. I only had sons, so am thoroughly enjoying these two little ladies! Love vintage: embroidery, ribbons, laces, paper ephemera, rusty farm equipment, photos, tiny porcelain dolls (or parts of them!), millinery flowers and netting, birds, birds, birds, did I mention birds? My cottage garden is on the way out--we are water rationed here and must pay fines for any overage ($200 per billing cycle!). So out came the "garden" and it's being replaced with lots of river rocks, gravel, and drought-tolerant natives.

Favorite Music

Love many types of music from classical to big band to rock to new age. Enjoy Enya, Pink Martini, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Glen Hansard, Koop, Nouvelle Vague, and Botelli, Buble, Dino, Sinatra, Connick Jr. etc. And still love listening to my favorite Ray Lynch.

Favorite Books

Love reading novels about life in other countries/different cultures: Jhumpa Lahiri, Isabel Allende, Amy Tan, Gail Tsukiyama, Lisa See, Khaled Hosseini. My favorite of these being Tsukiyama's "The Samurai's Garden." Love Fannie Flagg, Dan Brown, and science fiction from the oldies but goodies (Bradbury, Asimov) to the current, especially Greg Bear and Alan Dean Foster. Very much enjoy Alexander McCall Smith and highly recommend his #1 Ladies Detective series for pure, relaxing enjoyment and I always learn something interesting or about human nature.

Favorite Movies

Enjoy just about anything from the 30s to 60s in just about any genre except Westerns or animation. Always look forward to a good sci-fi flick. Will watch any film these actors are in: Ginger Rogers, Kate Hepburn, Norma Shearer, Bette Davis, Mary Astor, Jimmy Stewart, Leslie Howard, Gerard Butler, Johnny Depp, Timothy Hutton, and that cute little Chris O'Dowd. A few films I could watch over and over again: Now Voyager, Julie and Julia, Amelie, Dr. Zhivago. Sure am dating myself! Favorite movie scene of all time is the "drive-by the cop" scene in Bridesmaids.

Favorite Television

Love River, Vera, Bomb Girls, Doc Martin, Call the Midwife, the Crimson Field, and The Booth at the End! Enjoy Criminal Minds, Cold Case, and any of the Law and Orders. And love the old Alfred Hitchcock mystery series as well as Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond, and Star Trek. TCM my favorite network. Loved the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series for the one season it lasted.

About Me

Looking forward to new experiences and acquaintences through swap-bot! I'm a recently retired teacher living in my favorite place on earth, enjoying my sons and their absolutely wonderful wives, and now my two precious granddaughters, and trying to catch up with all those things I had to put off while working. Love time on the beach and walking the pups along the creek, learning new things daily, and taking trips! Just returned from long-awaited RV tour of the USA. What a blast, but so nice to get home after four months on the road.I love rummage sales, flea markets, and antique shops because I love most things vintage (sappy sentimentalist).

Foods: not crazy about include chocolate, peanuts, or mint, but I adore vanilla, almond, cherry, coconut, and most anything else. Love most teas and coffee, except mint and rooibos (red tea). No allergies to foods. Very favorites to eat: crepes, savory and sweet; nougat type candy, & divinity!

Colors: in my home are mostly warm Tuscan-type colors--I've tried for a cozy, old English cottage feel.

Always on the lookout for...

Old bits of paper ephemera; old handwritten letters/diaries/journals; old laces, ribbons, embroidery, needlepoint, doilies, & trims; any little chenille figure; old sparkly buttons, pins, single earrings; cute greeting cards from 30s - 60s; vintage hankies, fabrics, & millinery flowers; old photos of people; old paper photo holders; rickrack & cotton seam binding; old plastic charms; vintage holiday cards, ornaments, decorations, etc. My favorite shopping is tag sales, church rummage sales & thrift shops -- just love using or repurposing things most people probably toss out! And, I will admit it here, I have trouble throwing anything potentially-useful out; it might be just the thing I need someday!

Not really into...

Animation of any kind; Westerns; modern and streamlined anything; self-help (not that I couldn't use some...); stickers.

Appreciate...

Hearing about other people's points of view; seeing others' creative works; learning interesting facts and trivia about people, their lives, their home towns and countries.

Do NOT Appreciate

Flakers. Hey, life happens to all of us. If for any reason you cannot follow through on a commitment, at least pm your partner and/or host and respond to any communications from them. We are all in this sometimes very difficult voyage together. Send an SOS and we'll come to your rescue! Thank you.

Ratings

momto8cats rated for July Birthday Swap on Jun 28, 2016
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Comment: I recieved what you sent, and I love how you wrapped it, but I'm going to wait until my bday to open it. I am so excited! Thank you! Thank you also for the birthday card! It is my first one this year! <3
Response: Oh dear, I sure hope you will not be disappointed. Happy Birthday.
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun goodies! I love getting new pieces of inspiration and will look into the books by Alexander McCall Smith you suggested. Thanks! Happy future swapping! ;)
wokeupmissing rated for $2 Shop Swap! #1 - US on Oct 29, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for all the Js...totally making me wish I had my own creative space for them. Great bargain shopping!
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Comment: Thank you Cheryl!
glauren rated for Altered Matchbox Sender's Choice on May 2, 2014
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Comment: I LOVED my matchbox and all the goodies!!! I wish I could give you lot's of hearts!! Love it all!!!
Response: Thank you!
jackwomanbatman rated for 10 bags of tea on Apr 22, 2014
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Comment: Wow... all I can say is wow. By far the best swap I have ever received... you are so sweet!!!!! I was like a kid in a candy store going through those teas!!! And the Hibiscus tea??? YOU ARE AMAZING. I literally could not be more thankful.
Response: Thank you so much--just happy you are.
Nekozet rated for Send Out Quickly Tea Swap USA on Feb 12, 2014
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arianneroxa rated for Garden Seed Swap, October on Oct 6, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully packaged seeds and the lovely letter that you wrote explaining about each. Your package absolutely made my day, and I'm so glad that you were able to join up this round. Thanks again! :)
brooklynbunch rated for Garden Seed Swap, October on Oct 6, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the seeds, and I like the way you've packaged them. I know the morning glories will grow here--I did dark purple ones this year, but I'll give the mimosas and the others a try. No sure the growing season is long enough, but I'm up for a challenge. Thanks also for the stickers. susan (brooklynbunch)
gmasusie rated for **12*12*12 Postcard Swap** on Jan 1, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for all 3 PCs. How thoughtful of you to send them. They are all very interesting to read. HAPPY NEW YEAR !
kbk rated for **12*12*12 Postcard Swap** on Dec 19, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cards. Why did you send me 3? I am a little confused.
Response: Just as insurance that at least one would have a clear postmark as they wouldn't hand stamp them for me. Happy 2013!
FundyGirl rated for **12*12*12 Postcard Swap** on Dec 16, 2012
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Comment: Thank you. Very lovely card.
BeckyG56 rated for **12*12*12 Postcard Swap** on Dec 15, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the pc,great historical information that you told me about! I've never been to California,but I've heard of the places you wrote about! Thanks Merry Christmas! I recieved several cards from you...? Thanks so much! The Morro Bay arrived today,what a beautiful place!
sweets rated for **12*12*12 Postcard Swap** on Dec 14, 2012
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Comment: Ty for the pc, the postmark is barely readable though, lmao i just got another one of your pc's ty firstly.....but this one wasn't stamped at all....but ty again
Response: That's why I sent three--hoping that at least one would work-the USPS would not hand stamp--too busy that day!!!
Annalee rated for Anonymous Tea Trade # 7~ Quick Send on Oct 22, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for some great teas and nice letter!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tea and especially for taking the time to include the sand dollar and post card with the story of the sand dollar. They are proudly on display on our nature table.
renderedarchaic rated for Pick a tea any tea swap on Oct 15, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much! Your package really brightened my day. I can't wait to try everything! :)
CWarner rated for **BRIDGE PC** on Oct 12, 2012
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Comment: Okay, this is weird--I am typing this while Sheryl Crow is playing on my iPod! No kidding! The song is "The Difficult Kind"--- and I like it a lot. Anyway, Cheryl, thanks much for the card. I don't think I've been thru Arroyo Grande before, but it looks beautiful!
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iamrushmore rated for Share Your Ephemera ~ VINTAGE on Oct 2, 2012
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Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful and varied collection of goodies! It was such a pleasure to unwrap that ribbon (with the beautiful button) and slowly discover each item. There are so many nice things, but I think that paratrooper playing card might be my favorite. Thanks for your generosity and thoughtfulness!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Jul 6, 2017:

momto8cats on Jul 18, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday presents!

RyeRye on Jun 25, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

lagemaz on Apr 27, 2015:

Come join the fun in the Christian Homestead April showers bring May flowers WTA

rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

rachelcdoyle on Feb 21, 2013:

rachelcdoyle on Dec 9, 2012:

biasbabe on Oct 9, 2012:

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To the Nuts for Sewing Group

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