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howdyholly

howdyholly
Date Joined: August 15, 2020
Last Online: October 14, 2021
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. 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

mcovey rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #37 on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the PC to sit on and two extras
mizzrox rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #37 on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank You for the PC to forward on. Thanks so much for the extras.
Wambatty rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #35 on Oct 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the extra postcard. I love it!
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Oct 13, 2021
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kssunlover1947 rated for MaE - A 4 x 6 Envelope on Oct 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Envelopes. I like and will use them all.
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Comment: Holly, please note at the bottom of the swap page it says: Discussion @carol 06/19/2021 # [delete] Please note that Traveling Greeting Card has merged with this swap. Please send those cards to the USA version of this swap so no one gets surprised with International mail costs! Got your new card.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I loved the characters and their colors. They were rich and dark. Like yourself, I love this kind of swap to read all of the different responses. It makes my day! Keep on swapping...
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love all of the cards! <3 Al
rplongbeach rated for Bible verse Notecard #15 on Oct 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Your rolodex cards are beautiful, thank you so much!
mcovey rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #35 on Oct 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank You for the Pc’s to send on . Also the extra pc and stickers
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Comment: Pretty cards, thanks!
bettflow0017 rated for Isaiah's Calling Bible Study on Oct 5, 2021
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Comment: Thankyou!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards!
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bluehairedmary rated for Book you like PC #5 on Oct 4, 2021
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Comment: Sounds like an interesting book! I like "end of the world" stories too!
24Donna rated for Bible Study ~ Sabbath Rest on Oct 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Beautiful card. I too like to sit on my porch and rest and revive! God bless you
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Comment: I always enjoy opening swaps from you! Thanks for the cute mini note & extra stickers!
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Comment: I love that I get to be the first spread in your journal
chandlerguera rated for 3 Vintage PCs on Oct 1, 2021
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Comment: Love the vintage Florida postcards, extra postcard and stickers! My stepdaughter is in Florida so one is getting mailed to her this weekend. Thank you, xo

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Comments

DinkySparkle on Oct 2, 2021:

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

KarenFife on Sep 14, 2021:

Hi Holly, Thanks for choosing me as your Unassigned Partner for Postcard Roulette August 2021. That’s funny because I picked you for mine!😄hehe

katjalves on May 7, 2021:

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

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

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