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Lyndylou5

Lyndylou5
Date Joined: January 22, 2021
Last Online: June 28, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hello hello! Two hellos because I'm doubly happy today!

1) You're reading my profile, and that means happy mail will be in my mailbox soon! 2) I recently retired, and I'm having so much fun! Every day!

A fun little hobby I've picked up is collecting individual playing cards. I'm building Franken-decks, where each of the 52 cards is from a different deck. I especially like shaped playing cards, mini playing cards, and playing cards that have a picture on the # side.

Papercrafts are super fun! Right now I'm into paper weaving, watercolor painting, and handmade postcards. My collage postcards often include colorful, fun, and interesting postage stamps that were on postcards and letters I've received.

My current obsessions are making embroidered fabric postcards, seed beading, and quilting. I'm always on the alert for new crafts to try! Sashiko will be next.

I enjoy reading, a lot! It's a great way to go someplace when you have to stay home. I mostly read historical fiction. I also enjoy non-fiction war stories, and memoirs. Occasionally a good psychological thriller finds its way into my library bag.

I live in a small town in Washington state, USA (the "other" Washington, ha ha). It’s a beautiful place! Lots of mountains and forests with many trails. I'm a destination hiker. I look for waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and caves. I rarely do the same hike twice, except for a few favorites. I also look for beaches that you have to hike to get to.

I've loved writing letters ever since I was a kid, so I have lots of penpals. For anybody who's old enough to remember the personal ads in the back of magazines, that's where I found my first pen pals! In the last couple of years I've acquired pen pals in various assisted living facilities, and it's a real hoot getting to know them through letters. They are rich with life experiences, and have a lot to share.

I play the ukulele, old-time fiddle tunes, or jugband songs from the 1920-1930s are my favorites to play and sing. I also play the piano, and for that instrument, classical music is my favorite, especially sonatinas and waltzes. I can have the most stressful day ever, and if I sit down at the piano and play a classical piece for even just five minutes, all the negative energy vanishes instantly. I can literally feel it flow out of my body. I close my eyes and I smile big.

If you make homemade postcards, I would love to have one! ALL postcards will be appreciated and enjoyed, even store bought ones!

You know those personality tests you can take? Well, over the years I've taken several of those, and no matter which test I take it always shows that I'm an even split between all four basic personalities. That means I'm a very well balanced person, right?!

My life tends to be "organized chaos." Exactly the way I like it!

Lyndy

Updated 6/15/22

Ratings

Bittersweetness rated for Playing Card Obsessed #24 on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the lovely mail! These cards are new to my collection! I love the little pocketbook the cards were tucked into and I think the way you taped them together was well-thought out with the little pull tab of tape. Love the postcard too! Thank you again! ^_^
heidiblooms rated for Black and White pc swap #109 on Jun 23, 2022
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Comment: I love raccoons! Their little faces and grabby hands are so cute. I do the same thing with damaged stamps, I cover ugly postcards with Mod Podge and collage them!
KellyR rated for PCS: FRANKENDECK - full set of clubs on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards! My daughter loves the bird :)
susieq11 rated for COW Postcard on Jun 8, 2022
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Comment: I just love this cow postcard!! What a whimsical drawing, thank you! Also love all the old stamps you used. I’m glad you had a happy day when you wrote it - and coconut ice cream is soooo delicious!! Mmmm! Thank you very much for joining my swap! : )
suepier rated for Sunset PC Swap on May 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Washington.
Sasha42 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #16 on May 20, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful group of cards. Especially the one with animal playing cards.
Snailmail1772 rated for Postcards Please #5 on May 19, 2022
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Comment: Many thanks for the cool postcards. Have fun stationery shopping in Seattle.
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
kankalin rated for True or False on May 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great pc and info on Chihuly- we had a great exhibition here with his art a few years ago and I 💕 it. So for the T/F - I think you were skydiving 1st at the age of 40?
Response: Good try! But not true, Lol. True: I bungee jumped off a 200 ft bridge over a lovely river in the forest when I was 60 yrs old. Bungee.com
fairypretty7 rated for PCS: Joker’s wild #1 on May 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great Jokers haven’t got any of them in my collections. Love the Alice in Wonderland card too.
craftynut rated for Slow Stitching on May 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful piece of mini fabric artwork.
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Comment: Thank you for the cards- HAWAII! YAY- tell your daughter I said thank you tooooo lol
Writercat rated for Lil bit of Red Postcard Swap on May 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for that colourful and fun Hawaii card. I enjoyed reading about you playing uke and the music you like to play. My friend is really into that and has her own local group. Happy playing! Cathy
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcards, extra playing card and wooden money. I never knew there was such a thing and I will be adding it to my collection of banknotes.
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Comment: Awesome playing cards selection. I love Hawaii ❤️Thank you so very much for the wonderful playing cards ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Snownrs rated for Owl Pocket Letter on May 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so very much! I loved everything! Beautiful job!!
DollyDotBoo rated for Free theme pocket letter R2 on May 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great pocket letter! 😍
lostinavalon rated for SCATTS - T - ROUND 9 - US ONLY on May 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute whale card---I really love it!
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Comment: Thank you for the mix of cards!
DollyDotBoo rated for Books! Pocket Letter on May 2, 2022
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Comment: I love the pl you sent me. BTW I'm great at puzzles always have been. I used to put 2 to 4 100 piece puzzle in a box together and then put them together when I was little. It drove my mom crazy.

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Comments

Karen07 on May 2, 2022:

Hi Lyndy! Received your letter on waffle cone paper and I swear I could taste a coconut cream waffle cone! No calories either! Sorry that you wrote the letter by mistake but sure did enjoy it! Thanks for sending it along

darkandstormy on Mar 16, 2021:

Hi Lyndy I received your postcard for the first and last line #30 Thanks so much- I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the book postcard- just perfect!!!! :-) :-) :-) Cheers Charis (darkandstormy)

kittyhahahotbot on Jan 27, 2021:

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