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sara0811

sara0811
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Last Online: September 14, 2010

Country: United States
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Blog for my website

About Me

(If you are reading this for the blogger swap, let me just say that the blog is part of my website which is all about easy and fun ways to give back to the world. So it is a little different from most blogs. I will be happy if you take a look at my website and mention it to someone or on your blog. I am big into what I am calling "philanthropic literacy!" To be honest, the blog is just a way to keep up with new additions to the site. I do hope you will like it.)

I am a librarian-educator working for a literacy nonprofit and a few other part time jobs. I live in Western Massachusetts. I used to live in Vermont, and also lived in Japan for many years. I have two children who are grown up now. I have five cats who never seem to grow up. I like books, martial arts, flowers, fresh vegetables (I have a CSA share) and beautiful colors.

Favorite Music

I like classical, Bonnie Raitt, the blues, folk, and shape note singing. I like old jazz as well. Oh, and I like Japanese pop music from the seventies and the eighties (you had to be there).

Favorite Movies

I'm not a big movie fan. I don't know why... I lose interest in most of them.

Favorite Television

Don't watch much tv....I like House Hunters, though. I'm more of a reader since I work in a library and have great access to a lot of books. And I have a whole collection of books about Japan that I always love.

Favorite Crafts

I used to do flower arranging.... I admire beauty and those who create beautiful things very much. I have just started to learn to quilt and I am already loving it so much that I can't stop doing it. I have about twenty quilts in my head that I can't wait to make. For some reason I want to make a soft grey quilt! I like to make postcards, but I can't say I am so good at it. I like Japanese paper of any kind.

As a new quilter I am trying to build up a fabric stash, so remnants are always appreciated.

Favorite Books

Last Night at the Lobster, by Stuart O'Nan

I'm a librarian, do you want to know ALL my favorites??? Yikes.

Likes and Dislikes

I always enjoy what I receive in swaps. It is just that the idea of swapping makes me so happy. I find that folks here go the extra mile. I try and do that too when I can. I like all kinds of colors, but not bright orange and neon colors. I like touristy postcards because I am an armchair traveler at best. I like postcards of diners or pie if you happen to have one like that.

I don't like anything too cutesy and that includes kawaii stuff. I burnt out on it I guess. I do like Japanese stuff, though in general. Please don't send me anything scented or sweet. I am more of a coffee person than a tea person, but I do love trying new tea.

Don't worry about what you send me; swapping should be fun for both of us. Surprise me! I am very appreciative of all of you!

Ratings

cynaemon rated for ATC's Are Dangerously Addictive! on Sep 29, 2016
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daybright rated for Memories Email Swap #3 on Sep 12, 2010
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate! Thanks for the swap! ;)
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Comment: Thank you so much for going by my blog!
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Comment: Hiiii Sara, thank u so much for the lovely package :) I like the butterfly the most, I can't wait to use it!? thank u!
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Comment: if you followed me and mentioned me on your blog, let me know and I will give you the heart
Jananini rated for Photography ~ Postcard ~ FLOWERS on Aug 3, 2010
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Comment: First blooms are always special. Thanks.
racheljohnson rated for Craft Leftovers July Swap on Aug 3, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the huge envelope full of crafty goodness!! I love the sparkly butterflies the best, but it was fun looking through everything. I love the stickers and felt, too. Thanks for swapping! xoxo
aubreysmom rated for Photography ~ Postcard ~ FLOWERS on Aug 2, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard. I love Zinnias...great choice!
pinkqueen rated for Memories Email Swap #3 on Jul 31, 2010
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Comment: A star because your grandma said“I hope you have seven daughters just like yourself!” - I think its the Jewish guilt- my grandmother said something similar to my mom and my mom to me. :-)
Ayda rated for I’M A BLOGGER, FOLLOW ME!!! on Jul 28, 2010
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Comment: I love you "giving blog". Never seen anything like that and it's surprising.. I'm gonna give some time for now. Thank you
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Comment: Thank you!
trollop rated for Cat Postcards (International) on Jul 28, 2010
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Comment: cool vintage cats!
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Comment: Thanks for following me!
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Comment: Thanks.. have a nice day!
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Comment: Nothing like great pics of almost-familiar places! Your pics are terrific--I loved the "old ruins: LOL Thanks for the local info, too, I may actually use some and make a day trip up there, great idea!
Response: I'm sorry they weren't more interesting, but if you want any of them by email I'd be happy to send them to you.
nlgrudis rated for Scrap Paper Swap! on Jul 26, 2010
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Comment: Wow! That was super fast! Great selection and thanks for the postcards too.
Carolinev237 rated for Quotecard Postcard #38 on Jul 26, 2010
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Comment: What a lovely postcard! You are right about the weather we had torrential rain last Tuesday with floods!! x
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Comment: Thanks for the laugh Sara, I've never seen this one before!

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willowsmarika on Jul 8, 2010:

thanks for sharing your favorite sites with me, even though i'm not one of your partners :)

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