If you haven't received something from me, or I've sent the wrong thing, please let me know - I'm always happy to resend.
2-18-18 - WOW! Today I completed my 2,000th swap!!
Wrapping up 2018 - I mailed 458 cards, letters & packages - 16 were never acknowledged - 2 came back with no forwarding address and of the items I was to receive 22 never made it to me. Of the ones that didn't make it to me, most were from people I know always send so I imagine they disappeared somewhere in the horrendous weather we've had this year. All around a good year with less than 5% not received. And a 3 inch stack of index cards - one for every swap I was in last year.
I'm a senior software implementer who travels to client sites occasionally and works from home the rest of the time. My husband and I have no children. We dine out frequently and make Home Chef meals 3 times a week. I love things in rich jewel tones, like emerald and sapphire, and pastels, like pale yellows, pinks, greens and blues, elegant, classic, romantic, pretty, eclectic, cottage style, but nothing too cutesy (unless it's baby animals - they can't be too cute). While I love dogs and have had them in the past, I currently have cats, multiple cats - 2 male, 2 female.
Soft rock, new age, classic rock, celtic, old standards, classical, movie sound tracks and jazz.
Casablanca, Enchanted April, anything by Alfred Hitchcock, old classic black and white movies. Anything animated. Period Pieces with gorgeous costumes, just about anything but horror.
The only show I watch on a regular basis is 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'. I watch documentaries on Curiosity Stream. Also shows on History, Discovery, PBS, Nat Geo, Smithsonian, DYI or Biography that teach me something I didn't know. I've fallen in love with Korean RomComs, Dramas - modern and historical, K-pop, Flower Boys, etc on Hulu and Viki. I'm even learning a few words in Korean! Kamsa Hamnida. (Thank you). I also enjoy Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Taiwanese shows and movies.
Sewing, quilting, paper crafts (collage, cards, ATCs etc), crochet, altered art, paper mache, painting, woodwork, clay, bead work, cross stitch, needlepoint, doll making. You name it, I'll try my hand at it.
I realized my profile doesn't really have enough info to help someone trying to decide what to send me so I thought I'd make a list of my likes and dislikes.
Postcards - I like all kinds of post cards - vintage, art, advert, travel, recycled, handmade - just about anything except ones with vulgar humor or overly religious ones.
Ephemera of any kind - old photos, sheet music, pages out of books, interesting magazine clippings, used greeting cards, postcards, brochures, programs, certificates, maps - old or new, paper with inclusions, tags, etc. If it's made from paper I'll take it.
Birds - Loons, Bluebirds, Sparrows and Owls, especially, but any kind
Seahorses and Sea Dragons, Jellyfish, Sea shells, Starfish - pictures, photos, toys, stuffies, etc
Hedgehogs and Penquins and Horses and Otters
Baby animals of any kind
People who read my blog and leave comments
Vintage thread crocheted potholders
Ladies handkerchiefs - old and new
Embellishments - sequins, buttons, ribbon, yarn, game pieces, brads, cut outs, etc, etc, etc
Old linens - even ones with holes and stains that have interesting bits that can be salvaged
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers and all things gardening
Quilting stuff - especially little handmade quilted things like needle cases, pin cushions, coin purses, eyeglass cases, ornaments, etc
Chocolate, Tea, Chocolate, Salt Water Taffy, Chocolate, Nuts, Chocolate and Chocolate
Candles - but only because I'm allergic to the smoke, so I can't burn them
Anything that smells of cigarette smoke - once again I'm allergic
Incense - see above
Heavy, pungent scents because they make me sneeze, though light flower scents don't seem to bother me
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