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howdyholly

howdyholly
Date Joined: August 15, 2020
Last Online: May 18, 2022
Birthday: August 21, 1948
Country: United States

About Me

I am trying to cut back on my participation in Swap-bot....health issues. I will be very selective in the swaps I participate in - mostly postcard swaps. That said, I have lots of bags, stickers, postcards, lace, washi, papers and some ephemera and notecards. If you would like any, let me know. If you want particular items, again, let me know and I will see what I have.

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I live way out in the country - 5 miles from Rock Island. There is no rural mail delivery out here, hence the PO Box. Rock Island has about 100 people but I think they are counting legs not people. Mail is slow. Please have patience with my mail. If you don't get your mail from me within a reasonable time, please let me know and I will send it again.

My husband and I have both had our vaccines.

I have Bipolar II with depression. I sold my long arm quilting machine and am following the advice of my counsellor about anger, relaxing and getting back to a better mental state.

Favorite Crafts

I quilt - often making tops. Scrappy is my favorite.

I really like paper and fabric. Homemade postcards, envelopes, junk journals, fabric books, homemade paper, smash journals, etc. My manic side takes over and I get into too many projects.

Favorite Books

I read fiction...mostly science fiction these days - lots of pandemic and EMP end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it types. I have read the Red Rising series and really liked it. My favorite authors in this genre are: Ryan Schow, Christine Kersey, Jack Hunt, and T.L. Payne.

I also read thrillers and mysteries. Yes, all escapism.

Favorite Paper Crafts

I love paper. And I love fabric. I love combining them for whatever I am making. I like making junk journals from old books or from ideas I see on Pinterest.

My design style is very simple. If you want lots of decorations, my work will not thrill you. I am trying to find ideas to expand my horizons, but right now I am using paper to tell the story.

What I like in mail:

Color - especially purple, blue and green; and have grown into tans like vintage..

Texture - I LOVE texture. It can be subtle, background or the focus. Fabric used on projects is great.

Shape - All shapes on the project are great. I really like geometric, and freeform shapes (torn paper).

Other - I like butterflies, birds, cats, frogs and roses, Flowers are good. Plants and other animals are also good.

Religious - I am a Christian and I like religious symbols.

What I DISLIKE: Cutesy - 'sweet', cartoons, Disney; Confetti, Candy; Glitter; Negative thoughts; Political from any party or group; Tea - I can drink only herbal or decaf teas.

If I receive anything on my "dislike" list but the item meets the swap requirements, then you will receive a 5.

ABC's of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought I would give it a try. I got tired of all the room my list took up so I have compressed it.

A - Altered books, Animals, Accordion music, Avocados; B - Blue, Black, Butterflies, Birds, Bipolar II with depression; C - Cats, Cookies, Crochet, Crafts, Catfish fried, Christianity and its symbols; D - Donuts, Dogs, Decaf coffee, Denim; E - EMP (survival Sci-Fi), handmade Envelopes, cheese Enchiladas; F - Friends, Fabric, Frogs (but not as pets), Floral; G - God, Grandchildren, Gmail; H - Holy Bible, Hugs, Handmade items; I - Iced tea unsweet, decaf; J - Jesus the Christ, Jack my husband, Junk Journal; K - Kathleen my daughter; L- Love, Lace, Lap quilt, Lemons; M - Mexican food, Mockingbirds; N - Nuts, Neutral colors; O - Orange, Okra; P - Prayers, Postcards, Purple, Paper, Pinterest, my front Porch, Pecans; Q - Quilts, Quilting, Quality time with my husband; R - Rain, Roses, Reading; S - Sean my son, Smiles, Sunshine, Swapping, Sci-Fi, Sewing, Scrappy quilts; T - Texas, Twinkle lights, Texture; U - Ultramarine; V - Venison backstrap, Vellum; W - Water, Waffles, Wordplay game; X - Xi'an archeological site (I got to visit it and it was breathtaking); Y - Yellow, Yams; Z - Zoos!

Ratings

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Meangelgal77 rated for Titus 3 Bible Study on May 16, 2022
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Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #62 on May 14, 2022
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Trekky1 rated for FS/FB swap #8 on May 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the Fbs
RoxieLilly rated for 5 x 7 Art Journal USA #4 on May 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank-you. *Hugs* I hope you are doing well.
MailLover69 rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #227 on May 9, 2022
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Comment: I enjoyed all the extras! Thank you!
Fullsteampowell rated for Catbook 11 on May 9, 2022
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Comment: Thankee!
loverofpostcards rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #48 on May 8, 2022
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Comment: lol
SunflowerRose rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #48 on May 7, 2022
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young46356 rated for One Vintage PC to 2 Partners on May 5, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the card, the handy dandy Internet tells me that the Flagler Memorial Bridge is still there. Rich :^)
KarlaKC rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #58 on May 4, 2022
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Comment: Holly, I was updating my Swap-bot log and noticed I hadn't rated this swap yet! I'm so sorry! I guess I was just basking in that glorious little vellum collaged envelope of goodies you sent that I forgot! I do remember how shocked I was when I opened the swap envelope and saw this beautiful collaged packet you included in a simple Traveling PC Swap. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Thank you so much! You deserve more than 1 heart! ❤️❤️❤️... Karla, 5/4/22
Eulegirl rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #4 on May 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I'll finish it and send it home
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debbiespoms rated for One Vintage PC to 2 Partners on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Thanks Holly for the Daytona Beach vintage PC. I've been there several times and nope, it doesn't look like that anymore, with the pier casino.
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of stickers as an extra. Will pass along the 2 traveling p/c's on. Enjoy your week.
AmySue2 rated for Ugly PC Swap #51 on May 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It makes my eyes cross. 😉
AmySue2 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #38 on May 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards and envie. I love them all...but Bigfoot is my favorite.
captkristi rated for PH: List 5 Series - Flowers #2 on Apr 30, 2022
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Comment: Love the list. Thanks for sharing.
MailArtbyJac rated for Travelling book card #44 on Apr 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you:)
dorcii rated for book im reading pc 17 international on Apr 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap :)

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Comments

DinkySparkle on Feb 5, 2022:

Thank you for all the bags to pass along! 🥰 going through them quickly! 💜

heidiblooms on Nov 24, 2021:

Got your lovely little happy mail! Thank you for the stamps and postcards!! <3

DinkySparkle on Oct 2, 2021:

Hi! Got your excess bags! Awesome selection and will be in rotation soon! Thanks 💜🌸

katjalves on May 7, 2021:

Thank you for sending me the stamp bag. It was a lovely surprise. Love you! <3

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