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nwgirl

nwgirl
Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: November 5, 2017
Birthday: June 9
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. I love to read, quilt (especially scrap quilts!) and make new things out of cool junk.

Most of my days are spent making sure that two kiddos are where they're supposed to be, that they're doing what they're supposed to be doing and that they have everything they need. I occasionally work at an outside job, too.

Favorite Books

I read every chance I get and finally started keeping a reading log a few years ago so I don't unintentionally reread something. Some of my favorite authors are Barbara Kingsolver, Cormac McCarthy, Lee Child, Robert Crais, Dorothy Gilman, Nelson DeMille, Jacqueline Winspear, Willa Cather, Ken Follett and Jussi Adler-Olsen. Newly discovered favorites are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tana French, David Mitchell, Octavia Butler, and Ben H. Winters.

Other recent reads I enjoyed are Wool by Hugh Howey, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and Binti by Nnedi Okorafor.

My favorite childhood books are Z For Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien and The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.

Favorite Crafts

Most of my current works in progress are quilts or quilty things to use in our home. I also like projects where I can use all the weird stuff I save.

I love to make collages, homemade postcards, envelopes, quilty things, ATCs.

Likes

Maps
Calligraphy
Ephemera in non-English languages
1" round metal pin-back buttons
Washi tape
Postage stamps - used
Handmade paper, journals, envelopes, tags & postcards
Stationery and note cards
Whales and Dolphins
Ferns
Trees
Daisies
Wonder Woman
Cat Woman
Colors: any, but esp.: indigo, green, black and white combo, orange and pink combo
Anything fortune telling, including fortunes from fortune cookies
Anything in a non-English language

I Would Prefer Not to Receive

glitter
zombies
anything religious
anything inappropriate for kids

Postcards

When there's a choice, I prefer postcards to be naked (written & stamped).

I love these postcards:
Collage
Art
Books
Foreign languages
Quilts
Nature
Architecture
Scenic
People
Food
Ferns
Trees
Whales & Dolphins
Sunrises & Sunsets
Mountains
Cartoons & Comics (esp. Wonder Woman & Cat Woman)

Not so much:
Hotels, motels or lodges
Anything scary, creepy or gross

Handmade!

I love handmade items, so when there's a choice in a swap, don't be afraid to send me your handmade postcard, envelope, notecard or whatever the swap is for.

Tea

Please send in manufacturer-sealed pouch...thank you :)

The only flavor I don't prefer is licorice. Any other kind of tea is fine: black, herbal, lemon, green, fruit, etc...I like it all!

Themes I Like

Snail Mail
Ferns
Polka Dots
Zentangles
Calligraphy & other Lettering
India
Books
Quotes
but honestly, if you make something that you love, I will probably love it too :)

Favorite TV Shows

The Blacklist
Big Bang Theory
Breaking Bad
In Plain Sight
Happy Valley
Homeland
The Killing
(For someone who doesn't like scary or gross things, I sure like some dark TV shows...but no zombies; I can't do zombies. Sometimes they sneak into a book I'm reading and I'm never happy about it!)

Ratings

Highlander18 rated for P&M Sunrise or Sunset Postcard on Sep 24, 2017
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Comment: Very calming card, thank you and thank you for joining the swap!
Toby2017 rated for NH: Simple PC swap on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard! I am actually an operator in the factory. I would love to do more trades with you! Just give me a holler!!!
MarieS rated for Touristy Postcard swap #7 on Jan 24, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Atc and the extra sleeves! I loved the swap very much! Thank you for the private swap. Hope we swap again sometimes!
Twishlow rated for ATC With a Postage Stamp on Jan 18, 2017
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Comment: Super cute thank you!!
Gwenerific rated for ATC With a Postage Stamp on Jan 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Thanks for the extras too! I can really use these ATC covers! Your card is beautiful.
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Comment: Thank you for the great card - have a terrific 2017! <3
susieq11 rated for CPG Dec Senders Choice PCs - Global on Dec 23, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the book postcard and all the book recommendations!!! I love to find new books and authors and these two sound really good!! Putting them on my list, thanks a lot! Happy Holidays to you too!!!!! xxxxx PS great stamps!!
Lonestarchild rated for CPG Holiday Cards - Global on Dec 20, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for a fun card! Oddly, I just finished "Hidden Man" this week too!! lol
ginico rated for CPG Holiday Cards - Global on Dec 15, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the cute bookmark
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful swap! I loved the card and the very thoughtful extras. I was excited to read that you tried out gardening this past summer. It's amazing how a few flowers can brighten up the dreariest of corners. As for knitting, it's great to even stick with the basics. It's still nice to see something you've made. I wish that I had the time and the space to do some quilting. It's something that I would probably enjoy doing. Enjoy the holiday season - I send you warm wishes for a wonderful new year.
pkpeace rated for It's a FOPS Christmas on Dec 10, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and the PEACE ATC! Wonderful Happy Mail! Happy Holidays! xo
CajunLady rated for NH: Christmas Card Swap - US Only on Dec 10, 2016
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Comment: Happy holidays and thank you for the card!
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Comment: Thank you, Jeannie, for your thoughtful card. I always love when people write a bit about their life and family, and you did! :) Have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful, joy-filled New Year!
paperpusher rated for It's a FOPS Christmas on Dec 8, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and cool washi samples and stickers! I hope you got the snow that was forecast! I'll try not to be jealous- lol. We almost never see any in my part of Mississippi, so I can sure understand your excitement over it. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and wonderful New Year!
Response: Still no snow here... lol!
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Comment: Hi nwgirl - Thank you for such a beautiful mini pl. What an amazing ATC and I love your handmade mini booklets - great idea. Thanks for all the goodies you tucked - all right up my alley!! I'm glad to see you're from the Great Northwest. I was beginning to feel alone here...
AlleyKat rated for NH: Christmas Card Swap - US Only on Dec 5, 2016
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Comment: Thanks best wishes to you and the family!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Have a good December!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
moM rated for Books PC on Nov 29, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome post card! I love the layering and stitching on in it - not to mention that you quoted one of my favorite authors! I agree about watching the trains. We have tracks that intersect our town as well and I love watching them go by. Thanks again!

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Comments

cbzcando on Feb 6, 2017:

Glad you enjoyed it! Please stay nice and warm through those snowy days :)

OrigamiGrace on Jan 8, 2017:

Thank you for the Seattle pc! We visited there last summer on our way to an Alaska cruise, beautiful!

Heirloom on Dec 23, 2016:

Happy holidays, Jeannie! And thanks SO much for the CPG 12/12 RAK. That was so generous of you, and I really appreciate all the lovely gβ™‘β™‘dies. - Donna

spotteddogs on Dec 19, 2016:

Thank you very much for the Christmas card - l am so glad you liked the HM envelopes and can use them. Merry Christmas to you!

simcoe54 on Dec 14, 2016:

The baseball stadium postcards just arrived for the CPG: Baseball Stadium Postcards RAK. I love them and they will fit nicely in my pc collection. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Keruka on Nov 22, 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely wicked queen postcard for the CPG Postcard Tag. I love it!

LMeowkin on Nov 17, 2016:

Thank you SO much for the lovely ATC and the really nice letter! I enjoyed reading it, and will be writing you back! You totally made my day! No lie.

OrigamiGrace on Nov 14, 2016:

Thank you for the postcard RAK from CPG! Love it! Did you sew it? How creative!! Much appreciated and thanks for being an awesome swapper:)

Swan on Nov 13, 2016:

Thank you for the cool ATC with a pocket for my CPG November wishlist! (I hope nothing fell out of the envelope, it was open on both sides)

bluehairedmary on Nov 13, 2016:

Thanks so much for the CPG November wishes you sent! I especially like the postcards you sent! Very cool! ♥

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