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lostinavalon

lostinavalon
Date Joined: September 8, 2011
Last Online: February 17, 2024
Birthday: October 23, 1979
Country: United States
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Victorian Letter Writers Guild
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About Me

Check out the Victorian Letter Writers Guild --- an exclusive women-only group for pen friends and group exchanges. Link is above.

I am a 44 year old wife of 25 years and mother of 9, 7 still at home. I have 4 boys and 5 girls aged 24 down to 11, and two baby grandchildren! My husband and I homeschool our kids, a job that is mainly mine since he works full time as a software programmer. My daughter is Swap-Bot member, lifeinrosyhues. We spend a lot of time at home and have a pretty relaxing life!

I am a Whole Bible Believer. Please visit my YouTube channel if you're interested in connecting with a community of others pursuing Yeshua.

I love studying History and English literature, and I enjoy reading historical fiction and most nonfiction. I also like sewing and all kinds of crafting. I love anything tea-related and pink, cottage, shabby chic styles. I love Steampunk, botanicals, and dolls. My favorite time periods are the Regency, Victorian and Edwardian eras. My favorite artist is the painter, Johannes Vermeer.

We do not celebrate most common Western holidays but instead observe the Biblical feasts as Torah pursuant Messianic believers. Please don't send holiday related items.

Seasonal note: I don't celebrate any common holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, or Easter. Please don't send items in these themes. I do celebrate Thanksgiving and I'm fine with Patrick's Day and the US Independence Day.

Currently Into:

I'd LOVE to have anything from or about Israel.

I LOVE friendship bracelets! I've worn them since the 3rd grade and will as long as I live!

I'd LOVE to have some Steampunk or CIRCUS themed ephemera and supplies.

My heritage is French Canadian (Quebec) and New England---would love recipes, history, ephemera, photos, anecdotes, books, anything related to these areas.

Things I Love:

Kewpie dolls

circus

strawberries

postage stamps (especially UK)

Amish anything

postcards

England

France

Israel

birds

frozen Charlotte

dolls

Quebec

New England

Victorian

stickers (no school/award related)

maps

stationery

Arkansas

Oklahoma

Oregon

Favorite Crafts

I love doing most crafts! My favorite themes are Circus, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian era art, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Kate Greenaway, vintage styles, shabby chic, cottage style, children, flowers, and places in Europe like England or Paris. I love to do paper crafts and anything "girly". I love to do altered art and would like to learn to paint roses and other flowers.

Favorite Colors

Pink and green, pink and brown, pink alone :)

Postcards

If you're sending postcards, I love anything in the themes above, but especially ones featuring the place you live with info on the back. I love to hear about people: how they live, what they do on an average day. Today I received two postcards: one from a guy in Ireland who told me about his drive to work in a sawmill and that his job is to sweep up; and one from a woman in Maine who sent a card featuring a local lake. She told me she and her family like to go get ice cream at a nearby shop. These kinds of simple life things are so interesting to me!

Favorite Books

Paperbackswap.com Wishlist

I'm a BookCrosser...are you? Let me know! I'm currently enjoying books set in the Tudor/Victorian/Edwardian ages of England and America's Gilded Age, as well as nonfiction about these subjects. My favorite genre is Classics---anything 1940 or so and earlier. I've especially enjoyed work by Henry David Thoreau, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins, Louisa May Alcott. and the Brontes. I enjoy some Christian fiction, some nonfiction, and art books. I like non-murder cozy mysteries but have a hard time finding them. I love to read about art history.

I DON'T read romance novels, sci-fi, murder mysteries, anything involving graphic violence, sex, or any sort of negativity toward children.

Things I Won't Use

**Please DON'T send:

holiday related items, (see above) loose glitter or confetti sprinkled in the envelope, quotes, school/awards stickers, advertisements (sometimes these come on bookmarks or postcards)

I won't use stamped images. I might use home computer-printed images but only if they are good quality and relate to my profile likes.

I won't use skulls, dead stuff, zombies, tarot/magic, angry/scary/rude humor, etc. In fact, I'll just throw those things away without reswapping them.

I won't use those kids craft foam stickers. I don't mind kid-type stickers for decorating envelopes, but not the die-cut foam ones used in kids projects.

Ratings

Manonroberts rated for Nature Walk Journal on Jan 2, 2024
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Comment: This is so cool, thank you! :)
theshyone rated for A Sunday Pic Nic with friends on Dec 26, 2023
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Comment: I really loved your pretty notecard, it seemed so fitting with the times if they had had notecards back then! Also, your precious goodies, also so fitting. Thank you for your cute note/letter, this was all worth the wait :D
PeculiarLife rated for Three Bookish Things #3 on Dec 15, 2023
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Comment: Such a sweet little package! Perfect! Thank you so much!
CHOWEFACE rated for PC-Places I've never been 5 on Dec 5, 2023
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Comment: Thanks Sarah! I'd love to visit some english villages!
Catt007 rated for Stickers and a Sketch - November on Dec 3, 2023
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Comment: Than you for the cool swap, I especially love the tardis wax seal. Happy Swapping Cathy 😺
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Comment: Your lovely dyed papers arrived this morning -- I will enjoy crafting with them! I'm interested that you found that different textures of paper absorbed the same dye quite differently -- I found the same. Red cabbage, which gave a greenish grey colour to my printer paper, turned a paper towel a beautiful shade of pink!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade postcard. Violet wood sorrel is fairly common around Wales too. I've never eaten or used sorrel but it sounds beneficial.
Poohtat rated for Simply Postcards #4 on Nov 28, 2023
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Comment: Great postcard! Thank you and Happy swapping
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Comment: Love the postcard, thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and stickers. I will be sending your card out for the next swap that I need to send in this series.
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Comment: Thank you for those beautiful napkins and the extra ❤️
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Comment: Thanks.
craftynut rated for Simply Postcards #3 (Free choice) on Nov 22, 2023
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Comment: I love bookshop postcards, thank you.
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Comment: Thanks -- fabulous envelope! love the stickers and can't wait to add to the postcard. Happy Thanksgiving
lefisher9227 rated for Bookish postcard swap on Nov 12, 2023
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Comment: thank you so much 😊
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Comment: Thank you Sarah. Would you please tell her that I adore them and appreciate them? The colors are so lovely and so me. And it gave me joy that you did that for her. Thank you also for the extras.
Response: Oh good, I'm so glad!
NaomiRisa rated for a Husswife, Workbag accessory on Nov 2, 2023
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Comment: Cute. I especially like the twill tape tie closure ;-)
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Comment: your dessert looked delicious/ Thanks for sharing the experience and the photo of the pie itself. What a wonderful challenge for us all. bearnbabs
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Comment: My Dear Marianne, What a delicious looking pie you have baked. I thank you very much for the recipe and the recommendation of such a noteworthy dessert to add to my home book. Affectionately, Elizabeth
gadasinialdigim rated for Bookish postcard swap on Oct 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you and happy swapping 🌸

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Comments

Star7Lily on Oct 28, 2023:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH, We hope you had a most enjoyable day, Love all at the Georgettes xx

Jafferty on Sep 2, 2023:

THANK YOU for sending home my full postcard from the RR Traveling PC started in round #98. Started 1/15/23 and returned home 9/2/23 - not bad.

HappyMom on Aug 30, 2023:

Thanks for sending home RRTPC that I started for Round 109 back in April. I hope you'll continue swapping in the series!

redyellownow on Aug 24, 2023:

Thanks for sending my traveling postcard home :-)

yvonne401 on Jul 27, 2023:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

LilacSilence on Jun 8, 2023:

Thank you for sending back my Travelling bookcard!

mariewilliams810 on Dec 28, 2022:

Thanks so much for sending home my card from the Adventures of the Traveling postcard series! Its so fun to see all the places this card has been!

yvonne401 on Dec 12, 2022:

Thanks for the invite to Christian Housewives! It's great to be here.

Blessings,

Yvonne

mkaylee455 on Oct 22, 2022:

Happy Early Birthday!! <3

MuggleMom on Jun 22, 2022:

Thank you for the extra vintage tourist postcard! xxMuggleMom

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