Date Joined: February 8, 2009
Last Online: September 3, 2022
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States
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I enjoy photography and crafting with paper. My favorite hobbies vary with time but I do a bit of sewing (nothing complicated) and have made my own mini-books and postcards. I taught myself to crochet a few years ago but haven't been doing much lately. I also participate in Postcrossing and sendsomething.net.
Lately I have been watching a number of British TV series.
I read broadly in many genres. I have been enjoying Scandinavian mysteries lately and recently got hooked on the Inspector Rebus mysteries by Ian Rankin. I also enjoy creative non-fiction, memoirs, reading French literature in the original language (when I have the energy), and some sci-fi and fantasy. When I'm feeling virtuous I will pick up an old classic and hope to learn something. I recently finished The Americans by Henry James, as an example. I double majored in college and my second major was French Literature.
I'd enjoy handmade cards. If a card tells me something about you it is more interesting. Tourist postcards are ok if you don't make your own. Please try to use postage stamps if you can; they add a lot of interest to the mail. I love vintage postcards, old books, and other ephemera. I try to use vintage paper in my swap items as much as possible. I collected stamps as a kid and I'm still fascinated by them although I'm not a collector. When I can, I try to attach colorful or interesting stamps to my postcards. I'm happy with whatever you send me and will be kind in my ratings. However, I do not want any religious items.
I'm 52 now, married with two kids, both boys. My oldest just graduated college and started his first job. I'm a doctor and scientist.
I participated in NaNoWriMo twice over the years so have two unfinished novels (YA) to my name. I love to travel and do so every chance I get. I speak French fluently although I don't get much chance to do so. I often dream of going back to Paris . I also enjoy hiking, walking on the beach, wilderness and mountain areas.
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Hi there, Thanks so much for the stamp bag you made me! :) It was a really nice surprise receiving it in the mail, the first one someone made for me! Hope you are having a great summer! Best wishes, Christine
Hi Sarala, Thank you returning my stamp bag! Reward will be sent soon :) Best wishes, Christine
Thanks so much for returning my stamp bag!
Thank you so much for returning my stampbag!
Thank you for returning my stamp bag! :)
A big thanks for returning my stamp bag home! :D
THANK YOU for wonderful vintage postcards! It's a great pleasure to swap with you! Katrin
Wanted to say an extra thanks for the stamps you put on the envelope (I've saved them too) for the stamp bag swap! Great stamps!! Hope you are well! i am down to Naperville periodically with work and we went into Chicago to the Navy Pier last fall. Very pretty, very windy:)