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mulkey

mulkey
Date Joined: March 6, 2016
Last Online: November 14, 2018
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a writer and researcher who lives in the Pacific Northwest.

I love sending little packages, cards and fun things to friends and strangers alike. I've always been a fan of getting things in the mail and I love the idea that someone else gets to have that surprise too.

Please do send a note if you don't receive a swap from me. I'm happy to resend if something goes wrong.

Favorite Books

I'm a huge reader, lots of different types of books from novels to poetry to nonfiction. There's pretty much nothing I won't pick up.

I'm in love with the poets David Whyte, Mark Nepo and Mary Oliver. Some favorite novels: A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Eight, Ender's Game. Favorite Authors: Octavia Butler, Jacqueline Carey, Sarah Waters, Brene Brown, Jessie Burton, N.K Jemisin, Tayari Jones and Nnedi Okorafor

Favorite Movies

Little Miss Sunshine, Stranger than Fiction, A Fish Called Wanda, Dr. Strangelove. I have a love of bad dance movies like Center Stage or Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights - I'm talking bad acting, bad plot, fantastic dancing! For some reason it makes me happy!

Favorite Crafts

I'm a knitter, sewer and generally an all around crafty type. I've always got various projects lying around that I'm working on (no there are NOT too many of them! :). I've started spinning yarn and have been enjoying doing that and trying to figure out what to do with all that yarn (anyone want to do a yarn ball swap?). I play with quilting, doodling and have recently picked up the ukelele. I love postcards and being inspired by creative people.

Favorite Television

I binge on shows like Kimmy Schmidt, Parks and Recreation, Sense8, House of Cards, Outlander, The Good Wife, News Room, Orange is the New Black, Blacklist, The Americans, Orphan Black. Sometimes I go back and rewatch the Star Trek Next Gen, Firefly, Dr. Who or Sherlock just to enjoy the fun again.

Favorite Tea

Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

You pretty much can't go wrong with sending me teas. I'm trying my to try a few more in the herbal/non-caffeinated variety, but I do love a good rich black tea, spicy chais and grassy green teas.

Favorite Colors

I love most things purple, blue and green or teal. I also like cool muted colors like grey, black and olive. Every once in a while I play with splashes of crimson and orange.

But then again, rainbows and sparkles are fun too aren't they?

Things I like

I love walking through the woods, having tea with friends and generally enjoying life. For fun, I swim, walk and spend time with my sweetie.

Ferns, trees, mountains, anything related to the ocean, herbs/gardens, botanical prints, line drawings, drawings, mandalas (particularly those in nature), swirls, dogs/puppies (allergic to cats sadly), ducks, striped things, geometric designs, black and white photos, pages from books turned into art, stamps, handmade or artistic paper, marbled paper, Japanese design principles, minimalism, modern designs, spirals and patterns.

I adore vintage post cards, old school science fiction, pretty patterns and random postcards from places I've never been. I'm a big fan of quotes and interesting questions and ideas. If you doodle, zentangle or can do fun fonts/calligraphy, I'd love to see it!

It's fun to hear a bit about you and what you're thinking about if you write. I appreciate any of the following in a note or card: - A description of something you saw or did today. - Something you would do in your perfect day. - Your comfort food and what makes it so wonderful - An awesome dinner you'd cook for someone you love. - What your favorite book or movie and why. - The character from a book or movie you'd most like to meet in real life.
- Meaningful quotes. - Things that make you laugh. - Bits of trivia. - Poetry or verse. - Questions - What you think about while looking up at the clouds. - Jokes I can send to my 11 and 8 year-old nephews in a postcard - Jokes I can't tell my nephews.

I'm rarely offended and hard to disappoint.

Yarn!

In yarn I like pretty much any fiber though I'm not a huge fan of acrylic unless it's chenille or something pretty. Extra points for the lux stuff like silk/alpaca/merino. Totally not required.

Gauge is open, though I tend to like worsted/sport/chunky. That said I also enjoy a good ball of sock yarn. Especially those ones which shift colors. So fun to knit with!

I love cooler colors (blues, purples, greens) and black/grey but I've been known to knit up something orange for my nephew. :) I do also like to pick up a deep red or magenta or splash a bit of that into my projects. Mostly I like deep colors.

I don't really do lace weight yarn, pastels, or white things. Lace is too fiddlley for me and with white/pastels, I'm pretty much certain to spill spaghetti sauce on it. No matter what it is.

Also! I've been handspinning and I do have small amounts of handspun to exchange if folks are interested.

Ratings

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Comment: Sorry for the late rate - looks interesting!
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Oct 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Oct 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the items!
postedparcels rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 15, 2018
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Kaktysshmanchik rated for 100 book recommendations on Aug 30, 2018
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Comment: Hi Beth! Thanks for your book recommendations - can't wait to start reading them :) Also I like your drawings - will try this technique someday ^_^
Response: So glad you enjoyed it.
jessnewson98 rated for 100 book recommendations on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: Oh my gosh!!! I loved this to pieces! Having the book recs in a tiny hand-crafted book was ingenious - plus it's so adorable! Thank you so much, I can't wait to check out these books!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! I had so much fun making them.
shtrqueen rated for 100 book recommendations on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for your book list. I love the way you organized it and I'm looking forward to checking out some of the titles. Happy Swapping!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I had fun making the little books.
zurdoswifey rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks
Response: You're welcome!
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: No problem!
nolagirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
PostcardAl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 19, 2018
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Comment: Hi Beth -- thanks for the envelope of fun stuff! Best, al
Response: You are so welcome Al!
midestino76 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: Love the postcards especially the one from the art gallery!
Response: Art is awesome!
theweirdsnailsmail rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I love the pcs!
Response: So glad!
oneholypassion44 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 18, 2018
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Tracykason rated for Honestly, it's a bit odd. on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the selection - my favorite is the 3 headed lady card.
Response: Isn't it weird? I'm so glad you liked it!
shinyserra rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: Glad it got to you!
bjansen rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 17, 2018
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Ajijic rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Response: You're welcome!
debbee2014 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Boy you sure confused me by putting swap #6 and it is swap #10. Thanks
Response: Apologies! I made the mistake on ALL of my envelopes this time. So sorry. Hope you enjoyed anyway.
lindseyjae rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: thank you!
Response: Glad it got to you!

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Comments

mulkey on Feb 15, 2018:

I'm so glad @margothecat I just did a new one called Luck o' the Ephemera! Join us!

Margothecat on Feb 5, 2018:

Thanks for hosting the I Love Ephemera swap - My partner sent me a great package! Hope you do this one again!

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