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carol

carol
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Last Online: November 19, 2019
Birthday: September 15
Country: United States
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About Me

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NOTE It gets hot here, and my mail goes to a metal box down the street. If I don't pick it up right when it's delivered, you can bet it's gonna "cook" in there a while, so please don't send anything that might melt!

I am a retired high school English teacher, now an actor and writer. I have always loved crafting and am trying to learn to draw and paint, although I am not sure I have the patience for that. I keep trying though! I love to play around with watercolors and acrylics.

I used to do silversmithing and still do some macrame once in a while. I like to sew and enjoy making up my own patterns for purses and stuff. I've got a bag full of old men's ties that are just waiting for inspiration and time available to get started.

Recently, I've started experimenting with block printing and paper making. I love bookbinding too.

Purple and turquoise are my favorite colors, but I love blue and green too.

Please don't send anything with fragrances as my son is allergic. Candles are out as well. They'd melt before I could get to them!

I love plants & flowers, but travel too much to keep any alive. I even managed to kill a snake plant somehow. I think it got hit in a hard freeze we had last winter.

I was born in the year of the Tiger, and they are my favorite animal: so beautiful and strong.

My sons tell me I am obsessed with boxes and containers of any kind. It's really hard for me to throw away the box something came in, especially if it's unique!

I love learning new things, so I really want to hear about your area, learn about YOU! I love surprises, that's one of the best things about swap-bot! I know what I like and I will generally just go get it if I want it enough. Surprise me with something different! I love it when swappers add personal notes about what they sent. Share a little of YOU! Thanks!

Favorite Music

Any music that is well done is appealing, but I listen most often to rock, blues and jazz. I love making mixes and seeing what other people mix up. I'm open to hearing new groups and singers, but generally don't like rap music. Opera is okay when I'm there watching the performance, but I don't listen to it otherwise. I appreciate country music, but don't listen to it much either.

Favorite Movies

Big Fish, LA Confidential, Chinatown, Princess Bride, Neverending Story, Bringing Up Baby, Monkey Business, Animal House, Harry Potter movies, LOTR, Amelie, The Thin Man series, Memento, The Gods Must be Crazy, The Road to Singapore, Conspiracy Theory. Pretty eclectic mix, I know!

Favorite Television

Orange is the New Black, Walking Dead, Arrow, Extant--1st season, Daredevil, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bones, Ugly Betty, Monk, Psych, Veronica Mars, Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Project Runway, Top Chef… lately I've gotten hooked on America's Got Talent. Lots of old ones in here. I haven't been watching much TV lately.

Favorite Crafts

Photography, bookbinding, block printing, watercolor, art journals, crocheting, some knitting, used to do embroidery & crewel, but not so much anymore. I love to make collages, mixed media, colored pencil, sewing, silver-smithing, decoupage, stenciling, I'll try anything! I love to learn new crafts! I do like to scrapbook, but don't really do it much, so I can't really use materials for that.

Favorite Books

Since I'm a former English teacher, I love to read most anything (I've been known to resort to the backs of cereal boxes and shampoo bottles!), but I adore mysteries, especially "cozy" ones (like coffeehouse, cooking, bookstore, dog lovers, handyman, they go on and on!). Sue Grafton's alphabet series is a must read, but so is Harry Potter!

I don't like overly religious books or really gory stuff, although I adore most of Dean Koontz's stuff, and some Stephen King.

I'm also not a fan a typical "women's fiction." Just not into that. I need some action, not just talk (especially the 'poor me' variety!).

I go in phases of reading. Right now, I'm enjoying cooking books, like Ruth Reichl and Peter Mayle. Past binges have included fantasy and SF, police procedurals, true adventures like Endurance (a great book and an amazing true story), Into Thin Air and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.

Biographies and autobiographies are another favorite. Maya Angelou's are wonderful. Gilda Radner's book, It's Always Something, Dave Eggers' A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, … I could go on and on!

I loved Counting by Sevens (my brother declared that it's the best book he's read all year!), The Memory Keeper's Daughter, The Time Traveler's Wife, Hairstyles of the Damned, A Confederacy of Dunces, and The Historian among many others. Reading is a passion, can you tell? Check out my Goodreads site above if you want to see more!

Surprises

I love getting PCs, especially vintage ones, but i don't need any more blank ones. If it's a PC swap, I prefer them to be sent NAKED and written on. I love hearing about your area, or how you got the PC, anything! I found a list of ideas on what to write at the Postcrossing blog. Click here. If the swap requirements don't allow for naked PCs, then in an envie is okay.

I usually find I can't use supplies sent to me in swaps: colors, sizes, patterns, etc. don't usually fit my needs and I don't do much mixed media stuff. I'd rather just go find what I like/need at the time. My house is way too cramped with stuff I've accumulated to use "someday" already!

Long story short, a great "surprise" for me is a suggestion for a great book to read or anything HANDMADE by you. I also like hearing about where you live and places you've been.

Thanks for whatever you send. If I can't use it, I'll regift it in another swap!

Don't like/want.

I really like most things, but I'm not into cutesy stuff or overtly religious materials.

I'm really don't like stickers, so those will just be re-gifted if sent. If you're creating something for me, I'd rather you didn't use stickers.

As I mentioned above, I don't need any more craft supplies. I'd really rather get a note from you! See above for ideas of what to write.

IMPORTANT!

Remember I live in a desert! So if it's summer and you're thinking of sending chocolate or candles, think again! Anything perishable (or that can melt) is probably not a good idea during those months (that'd be late May-September here)!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for your card! 😊
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Comment: Thank you for sending on the pcs! That's awesome that you remembered so much French when you visited Paris. Strikes are so common, and I am sorry that it prevented you from seeing some museums. The next major strike will be on December 5th, and they are calling for zero public transportation! Also, thank you very much for the extra PC! My husband and I both would like to see New Orleans some day, and see the French influence.
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I have the same problem with my handwriting, some days are good and then some are terrible.
wolfeagle rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #6 on Nov 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much, Carol. I also did a sugar skull. This envelope arrived totally torn open on two sides....but amazingly, and I dion't know how, I think everything is inside. It contained a note, puzzle piece and a lovely bookmark?
Response: Oh, no! I am so sorry, but that does sound like it's all there. So glad you like it! Sometimes I wish I could travel along with my mail and see why it arrives looking like it does!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful bonus postcard of the Grand Canyon (some day I'll get there!). The winters here aren't usually that warm so you were lucky for the winter graduation. It is a great city & area.
wolfeagle rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #67 on Oct 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the hearted 5!
sweetgypsy rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #5 on Oct 1, 2019
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Comment: Carol, thank you for drawing me a face! Also, thanks for including the pieces of lace and washi samples. :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the challenge. Glad you liked the goodies, too. Thanks for the heart!
Poftoffel rated for Vignette Character Study #2 on Sep 17, 2019
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Comment: I love your writing! How interesting these vignettes are.... remind me to PM you some “real” feedback this weekend! Thank you also for the card and the recipe! What a cool cake, I need to make it soon :D Thank you for a lovely swap with such lovely details :-)
Response: You are very welcome! I would love to get your feedback. It wasn't clear if that was part of the swap or not, but I am glad it is. Thanks so much!
Arhazo1 rated for Visit a Tourist Attraction PC Swap on Sep 16, 2019
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Comment: Received the travelling PC, I'm with forwarded so it can continue its journey home. My in-laws used to go to Arizona every winter and they loved it, we also have many friends who do that. Maybe its a place that we should think about and with some of the highlights that you pointed out it looks like it might be a lot of fun. I will put it on the 'to be considered' list, thank you very much. Happy swapping.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart!
CurlyTea rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #4 on Sep 4, 2019
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debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #16 on Aug 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! No wonder you dislike the postcard. I don't much care for it either, LOL!
Response: Sorry--but I'm glad to be rid of it!
Rainydancer rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #66 on Aug 22, 2019
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Comment: thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the great Taurus constellation PC! We finally got some rain after a month of none. Hard to believe, but I can get tired of unrelenting sunny days. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I totally understand. I thought of you when I saw a headline about Alaska "on fire" heat-wise and real fire. So sorry to hear that. Such a gorgeous place. Glad I got to go. I really want to return to see more! Thanks for rating and the hearted 5!
Cosychaos rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 24 on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for passing along the stamp PC, and for the extra PC - it *is* an amazing sight, I've never been in person, but would love to!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for rating and for the heart!
debbee2014 rated for A TOTE & A NOTE on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Love the fox bag... i wish i could take it to the craft stores and fill it up. love the bee clip and love the atc things... i can use the ribbon and lace with it. thank you for everything... I was excited to see what you would find for me. Love the colors of the bag and the fox.
Response: Yay! Everytime I see another cute bag, I've been thinking it would've been a better choice. Glad you like the fox and the goodies, too! Thanks for the hearted 5!
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Comment: Fun swap! I’ve made several t-shirt quilts, for family! Just gave one to a young lady I babysat for years ago, she just got married! Her Mom gave me all her shirts from childhood up! God bless you
Response: What a wonderful Idea! Ive just purged my craft room of stuff I'll never get around to making, but saved a bunch of tee shirts--the plan is a tee shirt quilt. The problem will be choosing them--I have enough for LOTS of quilts, but don't need that many! haha! Thanks for rating!
Rainydancer rated for Collaboration #73 on Aug 15, 2019
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Comment: thanks!
Response: Thanks for rating!
jeka396 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #15 on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the PC, you are right that this one is a bit odd as a PC choice. FYI- you missed the swap name on the PC but luckily I was able to figure it out as I don’t join too many swaps. :)
Response: Oh my! Sorry about that. It's been a hectic time and I was sending out several swaps. Must've gotten them confused. Glad you figured it out!

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thisismeAXiD on Sep 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

wolfeagle on Jul 19, 2019:

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Thank you for contributing to my Pass and Paste. I love how it turned out.

camelsamba on Jun 9, 2019:

Love the fish print you sent along with the HD/HP Pass & Paste card. A few years ago I took a pen & ink class at the local art center. One of our projects was a graphic novel style page - mine included some Escher-style elements, including fish. The page is too big for my scanner, though, so I've never managed to share it online anywhere. PS summer in Ann Arbor is the best. Also spring, when everything is blooming. Fall is pretty great as well. Winter can be hard work :^)

MissPaula on Mar 27, 2019:

Thanks for adding to my Love p&p card, it looks great!

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:

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BeckyG56 on Mar 7, 2019:

Thanks for your addition to my HD/Hp card. I love the drawn hungry caterpillar. It made it home!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

wolfeagle on Nov 14, 2018:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration pc with the Tiger. It made it home and it's great.

CurlyTea on Sep 17, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

wolfeagle on Jul 5, 2018:

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Thank you for working on my Moon Collaboration pc. I love how it turned out.

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