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Abbyla

Abbyla
Date Joined: January 19, 2015
Last Online: September 3, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

I have one dog, a cockapoo (cocker spaniel and a poodle) who is SUPPOSED to be no shedding. I am married to a wonderful man who can fix just about anything, and have two beautiful adult children who are really nice people. I enjoy: paper crafts, reading, writing, knitting, Masterpiece Theater, tea, hiking, kayaking, biking, cooking with fresh vegetables. Not in any particular order. smile.

I'm a fan of...

Art museums, museums in general, old houses, farmer's markets, thrift shopping.

Favorite Books

Good grief! There are so many: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, The Help, children's books, the Bible, Lovely Bones, the Lady Julia Gray series, Dance of the White Dog, anything by or about Jane Austin.

Favorite Movies

Period dramas, add in somethIng fun like The Avengers, and smaller budget, independent movies to mix it up.

Favorite Television

Currently watching: The Great British Baking Show, The Yorkshire Vet, something about DIY Chateau. Yes, it's all British sheep and country side, but there you have it - COVID era TV.

Favorite Crafts

Currently knitting a sweater! Yes, it's true - I'm going to attempt the impossible. I'm the slowest of slow knitters, so... I also like making smash journals and making cards.

Wish List...

Postcards: scenic countryside, art, vintage style, graphic lettering or design, buildings, anything from Europe

Postage stamps outside the U.S. Or unusual, unique U.S. Stamps

Anything related to nature, botanicals, vintage, historical, Medieval, dragons (think Lord of the Rings, Narnia), architecture, libraries, and books.

Colors: bright or deep colors over pastels.

Bookmarks, postcards, and notecards, especially if homemade!

Tea: Yes! I love to sample different types.

Washi tapes, stickers, labels are all lovely. No letter stickers please since I have a bunch that as of yet I haven't used up. What do you do with them all??

Business cards artists and yarn shops. They're miniature works of art!

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CraftyShana76 rated for A Note For You # 108 on Aug 25, 2021
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Comment: I really enjoyed your note. I enjoy reading too. What are you currently reading? TYVM for the goodies.
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Comment: I LOVE this post card. The illustration is playful and colorful and messy and definitely odd too. Lol! And I love birds. Birds in and of themselves I think are odd in general. :) Thank you for sending! Heather
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful Christmas swap, I can't wait for winter and to be able to decorate the house and themed envelopes :D I love the cool seasons.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the Christmas items :)
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Comment: I love this card and the washi worked! Thank you!
Response: Fantastic!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Cellolady rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #253 on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you. How is your garden doing now?
Response: You're welcome! The flowers look good, and the swiss chard has kicked in. Just waiting for those tomatoes (impatiently drumming the fingers).
lilsiyh rated for ⭐ TEA TIME #29 ⭐ on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Oh my! I hope it didn't just arrive!! Mail delivery times have been fluctuating here - two months would definitely be a record!
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Comment: I love the bird not card and chatty note, thank you
Response: I'm so glad - it's always nice to get some news about the "goings ons."
aspens rated for WIYM: Sticker Slapped Postcard on Jul 1, 2021
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Comment: Hey Steph! What a postcard! Love how much you packed on there, and from the looks of it, it appears it stayed totally intact on its trip over here. I hope you have a lovely summer!
Response: Thank you! I hope you enjoy the summer too!
YooperHill rated for WIYM: SSS - JUN 2021 (USA+) on Jun 28, 2021
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Comment: I love them! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
Cindymt rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #249 on Jun 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! And classes are going well! I hope to graduate in August then start as a preschool teacher right away!
Response: Congratulations and job well done! Enjoy the little ones!
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Comment: Oh my gosh, its a Animal Box postcard. I dont have this one. How adorable! Thank you.
Response: ISo glad you liked it!
Jillemina rated for WIYM: SSS - MAY 2021 (USA+) on May 20, 2021
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Comment: WOW! I love all the paper you sent. So perfect! I especially loved the one with rock on it! And thank you for the letter! I loved reading it! Thank you for brightening my day!
Response: Wonderful! It is interesting notepaper, isn't it? Almost too pretty to write on...that's why I shared it with you ☺️
DreamCloud rated for Tea For Thee # 99 on May 17, 2021
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Comment: Stephanie, thank you for the cute English country cottage card and the yummy tea! ❤️
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Response: Thank for the heart and rating :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card!
Response: You're so welcome ☺️
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Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you so much! I haven't watched Shadow and Bone yet because I keep telling myself I'm going to read the book first even though I know I won't
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating. Watch it, don't delay. It was filmed in Budapest and is a visual feast!
Linsoid rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #1 on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely message and the tea! Looking forward to trying it!
Response: You're welcome. The tea tastes best after it cools a bit. Enjoy!
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Comment: Thanks for the letter and expect a response soon! :)
Response: Yay! You're so welcome :)

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Comments

FeltPrincess on Mar 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for the happy mail with the extra violet stationery! You are so sweet. :) Since there are 3 sheets and 2 envies, I think I might keep one sheet for some special project, like writing out a poem of mine to put in a journal, or something. TY for being so thoughtful! <3

Xira on Apr 11, 2018:

Thanks so much for your lovely mail! Will write back soon😘

Xira on Mar 24, 2016:

Thank you for your happymailsurprise! So clever to use the other side of the envie, and pretty too:) Love it all! Have a great Easter. Groetjes Barbara

Kathy821 on Sep 18, 2015:

Hi Steph,


Hope you are enjoying it already!
Kathy

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