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e2java

e2java
Date Joined: April 7, 2008
Last Online: April 17, 2024
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States
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About Me

I joined Swap-Bot in 2008 after a friend blogged about her experiences here. I had a lot more time back then!

My user name comes from a portion of my summer home address in Maine from before they put in a paved road and changed the address for 911. I was struggling to come up with a user name (way back in the 90s) and everything I entered was taken. I figured no one else would use part of that address and I was right.

I spend more time on TikTok, Youtube and Pinterest than I'd care to admit.

I'm a letter writer, postcard sender, traveller, doodler and quilter. I still send out birthday cards and Christmas cards to friends and family.

I see inspiration every day in nature and the ordinary things around me. I take a hike every Sunday with my husband and four dogs.

I love all colors but especially those found in nature along with blues and browns.

My favorite postcards are unusual, thought provoking, art, architecture, foreign places, vintage, creepy, funny, animals, and recipes.

I started quilting when I was far too young and had much more time to do so. My goal this year (2023) is to create at least one quilt and also work on smaller sewing projects including an Alzheimer's fidget blanket. I like creating my own patterns and designs.

I've enjoyed collab handmade postcards, collab coloring postcards, mini-zines, handmade envelopes, mail art, handmade bookmarks and junk journaling creations.

Books/Podcasts/Magazines

📚 I'm on GoodReads.

Because I commute an hour each way to work, I listen to a lot of audio books. I listen to them on Audible, YouTube and find second hand audiobooks at thrift stores and used book stores.

Right now I'm listening to They Should Stay There on Audible. I'm up for any Mexican history/heritage book recommendations.

I've also collected Nancy Drew books - the kind that I had in the 70s and early 80s. My husband and I looked through antique stores and thrift shops trying to find the ones I am missing and now I have them all (except the cookbook). I would like to read them all from the first book on.

I read a few magazines when I'm looking for something different and shorter than a book. My favorites are Mary Jane's Farm, Garden & Gun and Daphne's Diary.

Podcast that I Enjoy: Crime Junkie, Business Wars, Everything 80s, Back to the 80s Radio, Going West: True Crime Podcast, Noble Blood, Carolina Crimes, The Deck, The Arcanum Project, In the Dark, The Global Leadership Podcast, Coffee Break French, Counter Clock

Favorite Travels

✈️ 🌴 🌎 ☀️ ⛱️ 🗺️ ❄️🗻💼 ⛵
Kew Gardens outside of London
Liege in Belgium
Slapton Sands in Devon
Jekyll Island in Georgia
The Florida Keys
Ambleside in the Lake District
Versailles in France
Les Arcs 1600 in France
Musee de Orsay in Paris
South Carolina Low Country

Need an Idea?

📌Recipes (I love to bake, cook and use the crock pot and my InstaPot). I'd be very interested in any dog food or dog treat recipes you may have found to be wonderful. We are vegetarian (not vegan but I do a lot of vegan recipes). I enjoy old family recipes, too and the ones from Church fundraising cookbooks. I'm currently translating my great-grandmother's handwritten French recipes.

📌Interesting articles from magazines or newspapers that you would like to share or even magazines (gently used is fine)

📌Local lore articles from your area.

📌Interesting Stickers or Washi tape. I love Lisa Frank stickers, Tim Holtz, Washi Stickers

📌Anything you made: art, envelopes, notecards, crochet, knitted, etc.

📌Herbal Teas / Green Teas or other teas (No loose, please and no Matcha)

📌Unusual stamps, vintage or foreign (used is fine)

📌All things Edward Gorey or Tim Holtz

📌Book or Podcast recommendations

📌A pen pal letter. I love hearing about your life.

📌A dog toy

No Thank You

✋✋✋ Things that could melt
✋✋✋ Teacher / reward stickers
✋✋✋ Matcha Tea - I've tried and just don't like it

Ratings

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Comment: Sarah what an awesome idea for a Pass & Paste-Book titles!! I’ve read so many great books it’ll be hard to choose!! Thanks for the stamp & fun extra stickers.
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Comment: Your postcard confused me because I didn't think it was handmade!! I literally thought it was a postcard I had seen in a store somewhere so I fell on the floor when I read your message! You can now start your own business. Thanks for joining the swaps xxMuggleMom
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Comment: I love the picture of Albert, I hope you get to Scotland soon :)
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Comment: Such a cool postcard. I will finish it off and send it home :)
shirleyinCA rated for CPG Pink Flat Envie - US on Mar 23, 2024
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Comment: Loved all the pink items and the pretty envelope! I think everything or most items arrived - both sides of envelope were ripped open!!! Thank you for the resend -- and if the original ever shows up, i will gladly send you a RAK.
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Comment: oooh a tour of a mental hospital sounds fun
Burger1girl rated for Winter reading on Mar 21, 2024
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Comment: There are some really great book reviews on your list! Well written and made interesting. I enjoyed the variety and Grandchildrens books! Seven days and The Trap door sounds really good!! I'm looking into those! Thanks for a great winter reading list. The bookmark is adorable, as is the envelope it's in. Cute.
Lobo816 rated for F&N: Pass & Paste Postcard #355110 on Mar 8, 2024
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Comment: Sarah I love your artwork on this Pass & Paste!! I also love how you kept with the same style as the 1st person using torn tissue not covering the entire background. I like that look!! Thanks for the extra goodies too!!
Response: Thank you - Another one is headed your way as you were my partner again. :)
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Comment: Love it! The "In Her Studio" cut out makes a very hyggelit postcard. What a cosy scene of wood and pottery. The post office was very careful with it and it showed up without a blemish on it. 👍
Response: I loved how it turned out. These are some of my favorite swaps.
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Comment: Beautiful pocket!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful stickers and sweet note. We have had some snow this winter. But hasn't been too bad. But March sometimes sees snow too so we will see what the next month brings. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Mangotango rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #6 on Feb 24, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the recipes and the pretty envelope!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
TamiTam55 rated for Tea swap #5 on Feb 18, 2024
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Comment: Sarah, where in the world did you find cucumber white tea? I can't wait to have some of this soon. Considering we are in a Lake Effect snow warning right now, I have a feeling it will be soon. :) Thank you so much for the cute little note that went along with it.
Response: I love my cucumber white tea! I bought it in the grocery store. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for OrigamiGrace's lovely postcard. I was inspired immediately and it's ready for the next round. Thank you also for that nice little bag of pretty stickers. I like the mason jar on your section and was pleased to see them in the bag.
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
heathka81 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #6 on Feb 14, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lasagna and the chocolate shell recipes. They both sound good. Happy cooking!
Sonya rated for CPG: HMPC:🔍Scavenger Hunt #5 (2/24) on Feb 13, 2024
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Comment: Hi Sarah - your PC turned out great. I had to laugh at your unique "arrows"! LOL Cheers.
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Comment: Thank you for the bejeweled tags. So special.
Response: You are welcome. Glad they finally made it to you.
Fullsteampowell rated for Ugly PC Swap #78 on Feb 10, 2024
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Comment: I think it’s kind of cute, but that’s okay.
montigneyrules rated for January reading challenge on Feb 7, 2024
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Comment: what a creative sharing idea! thanks
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Comment: Definitely a lot going on in the PC, but I don't hate it! Thank you for sending.

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Comments

ktk8 on Feb 12, 2024:

Hello and THANK YOU for coloring on my collaborative coloring postcard and sending it HOME I love the colors you chose...... many hearts to you! Big hugs....

luluvision on Feb 12, 2024:

Thank you for the add and pass PC! How weird that it got sent back to you!

colleenbUSA on Dec 30, 2023:

for the December wishes of Valentine's Day cards and stamps!

Zefaniya on Dec 29, 2023:

Thank you for the cute dog Christmas card, address labels and stamps..you rock! I hope you have a great new year!!

LadyJo on Dec 28, 2023:

Thank you so very much for this fun return address labels! I love the way you did them! CPG December wishes

lady41701 on Dec 26, 2023:

Thank you for my wonderful CPG Dec. wishes. I appreciated you thinking of me this month and helping me celebrate my birthday. The card and stickers were GREAT!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:

xmas

Have a wonderful holiday!

9O96O on Oct 31, 2023:

Thanks for contributing to my coloring postcard. Here's how it turned out:

9O96O on Aug 14, 2023:

Hi e2java. I just finished the collaborative postcard you sent me in the Snail Mail Friends swap. I'm sending it home to mcorbus. I thought you might like to see the finished results:

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9O96O on Jul 16, 2023:

Thank you for contributing to my pass & paste postcard. It came home on Friday. I love it!

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