Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2020 8:21 pm
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howdyholly

howdyholly
Date Joined: August 15, 2020
Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: August 21, 1948
Country: United States

Favorite Paper Crafts

I love paper. And I love fabric. I love combining them for whatever I am making. I like making junk books from old books or from ideas I see on Pinterest. I have also made fabric books. I have participated in several other postcard swaps and love it. I like decorating the cards with bits of paper and fabric. I do not like glitter but I love the color purple. In fact, my hair is in-your-face purple!

What I like in mail:

Color - especially purple. I like bright colors or even pastels

Texture - I LOVE texture. It can be subtle, background or the focus. Fabric is great.

Shape - All shapes on the postcard are great. I really like geometric, and freeform shapes (torn paper). I also like butterflies, birds, cats and roses, Other flowers are good. Plants and other animals are also good.

Other - I really like mail that reflects your city, state, but anything not in the dislike list is wonderful.

Religious - I am a Christian and I like religious symbols.

I really like homemade postcards, sending and receiving. Because the towns around here are all small, I don't have very many store-bought cards. I have ordered some from Amazon and use those when required. This does limit the swaps I can join. But that is ok.

What is not a favorite:

Cutesy - 'sweet'

Glitter - yes, it is a texture, but it is not a favorite.

Funny - it is ok, but not a favorite.

Negative thoughts

Political from any party or group

Tea - I can drink only herbal or decaf teas

If I receive anything on my 'Not a favorite" list but the item meets the swap requirements, then you will receive a 5.

Favorite Crafts

I have been crocheting since I was 10 when my Grandmother taught me. I love making afghans and sweaters. I recently began teaching crochet at our local library. Making small things is my new passion!

I am making a granny square throw for my 92 year old aunt who was recently placed in a nursing home because of dementia. The Granny Square swap triggered this project.

I quilt - love making tops. Scrappy is my favorite. And I quilt them.

I really like paper and fabric. Homemade postcards, homemade envelopes, junk journals, fabric journals, and so on.

Finding swap-bot has fueled my creativity and stretched my mind. I love it!

Favorite Books

I read fiction...mostly science fiction these days - lots of pandemic and EMP end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it types. I have read the Red Rising series and really liked it.

I also read thrillers and mysteries. Yes, all escapism.

I recently finished reading Leavin' a Testimony, Portraits from Rural Texas by Patsy Cravens. She interviewed a cross-section of people who live in Colorado County (where I live). They tell of their lives (some about grandparents and parents). There are stories of slavery, a lynching, hardships, triumphs, poverty and immigration. It was fascinating! I highly recommend this book.

About Me

I live way out in the country - 5 miles from Rock Island. There is no rural mail delivery out here, hence the PO Box. Rock Island has about 100 people but I think they are counting legs not people. The post office is the only 'business' in the town. Mail has been slow in delivery every once in a while. Please have patience with my mail. If you don't get your mail from me within a reasonable time, please let me know and I will send it again.

Mailing has become more of a problem. Our postal clerk got a better job. Her replacements can only deliver mail. That means I have to go 20 miles to get to a "real" post office. I don't go to that post office but twice a week. I am trying to get my projects finished early so that I am not late getting them posted.

The biggest problem I am having is that I have a pinched nerve in my neck that radiates pain into my shoulder. When I hurt, I can do nothing but groan and sleep. I will be going back to the doctor this week.

I am so sorry for the delays. I will be notifying you if I am late getting your package out to you. Please be patient with me.

ABC's of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought I would give it a try.

A - Altered books, Animals, Accordion music, Avocados

B - Blue, Black. Bipolar II with depression

C - Cats, Cookies, Crochet, Crafts, Catfish fried

D - Donuts, Dogs, Decaf coffee

E - EMP (survival Sci-Fi)

F - Friends, Fabric, Frogs (but not as pets)

G - God, Grandchildren, Gmail

H - Holy Bible, Hugs

I - Iced tea unsweet, decaf

J - Jesus the Christ, Jack my husband, art Journal

K - Kathleen my daughter, Kitchen (just remodeled)

L- Love, Lace, Lap quilt

M - Mexican food, Mockingbirds

N - Nuts

O - Orange, Okra

P - Postcards, Purple, Paper, Pinterest, front Porch

Q - Quilts, Quilting, Quality time with my husband

R - Rain, Roses, Reading

S - Sean my son, Smiles, Sunshine, Swapping, Sci-Fi, Sewing

T - Texas, Twinkle lights

U - Ultramarine

V - Venison backstrap

W - Water, Waffles, Wordplay game

X - Xi'an archeological site (I got to visit it and it was breathtaking)

Y - Yellow

Z - Zoos!

Need Help with Mail

HELP!! I have been receiving wonderful envelopes of goodies, but there is no name and no swap name! The postmark is little help. Please, at least put your name on your mail. How can I give you a 5 and a heart?

Ratings

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Sagebrushs rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #2 on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you and nice cards.
carrotkate rated for ManE: Origami Envelope! on Nov 22, 2020
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Comment: I can’t wait to send this envelope along to a pen friend- thanks so much! 💜
kittyfun rated for World Postcard Day on Nov 22, 2020
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Comment: I finally got this! Oh my thank you so much...greetings from South Texas!
montigneyrules rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #2 on Nov 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cards. Not a huge butterfly and floral person but swapbot is good for exchanging haha
kgomez101 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #9 on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing goodies, so generous <3
kasa rated for Bible Study: Thanksgiving and Gratitude on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Holly for sharing the scriptures with me. Like you I am a born again Christian. Something you wrote in your note too me , stirred my spirit and has given me hope. Thank you. God bless.
Carollee922 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 122! on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: I hope to paint dreams. I hope when I die, I do it with nothing left. I hope I use all of my creativity, imagination, desire, and will.
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 122! on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Kbrewste09 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 122! on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Hi Holly! This postcard is so cool! Thank you! Your quote reminds me of what Meg Ryan's character says in You've Got Mail. "We'll just be like George Bernard Shaw and Mrs Patrick Campbell, we'll write letters our whole lives." That's so fitting for us swappers/postcrossers!
AlinaLos rated for Used Stamps on a Card on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Many USA stamps but still nice. Good luck.
shanaabird rated for Jam Packed Mailbox #2 on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
klover rated for Quick 3x3 #1 on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of notecards! These mixed media notecards are cool. Thanks again. Have a great day and happy swapping!
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 122! on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card and cool quote!
lboogs42 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 122! on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and wishes Holly!
CherryBlossomLady rated for Mystery Proverb PC on Nov 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you ! I loved the botanical floral PC and the proverb was soooo goooood. I LOVE these mystery swaps. Hugs to you!
scrappermama rated for ManE: Old Bag Envelopes! on Nov 17, 2020
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Comment: Love it!! Thanxs for the extras! Happy holidays!! Stay safe
octobereve930 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 122! on Nov 17, 2020
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Comment: thank you very much
suepier rated for World Postcard Day on Nov 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.