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redyellownow

redyellownow
Date Joined: October 9, 2016
Last Online: June 19, 2024
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi Friends! I'm feeling like what I appreciate most of all these days is a handwritten note. We are all just people who have hopes and dreams and hard times, sometimes. I want to remember that, I want to spread that feeling of connection around. At the end of the day, we all have so much more in common than we realize.

Tell me something about yourself, your day, pets, kids, a joke you heard, your favorite internet rabbit hole, habits you are trying to make or break, anything you want to say.

Wanna play a game? I'm going to put up a couple of questions to answer if you are writing to me in a swap. Or not, your choice :-)

Spring 2024 questions

1 Planning any trips this year? Are you going to see (or saw) the April total eclipse?

2 I recently learned that some people really don't like Spring, which surprised me. How do you feel about Spring?

3 Do you have a go-to icebreaker question?

We recently relocated to ABQ area after 25 years in the Pacific Northwest. Woo-wee, it's so different here and I am LOVING it :-)

Our mail comes to a mailbox grouping at the end of our street, about a half mile away from our house. I don't pick up the mail everyday. When I mark something sent, I've dropped it in the outgoing box but it might not be picked up until the next day.

Favorite Television

We don't have broadcast or cable TV, but we've been streaming service sampling lately.

Right now we have Apple TV and are in the middle of The Morning Show. Hmm, we are getting into COVID territory and I'm not sure how much I'm going to be able to watch of it if it continues on this way. I'm still not ready to watch COVID unfold in TV land...

We have enjoyed:

Ted Lasso (Apple TV) I had heard the last season was not the best, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. I understand why others did not, though.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)

Bonus Family (Netflix, in Swedish, but don't let that stop you. It's a hoot!)

Succession (HBO Max) - and now it's done. That last season was a rollercoaster, eh?

Seinfeld - because we watched it in prime-time in the 90s, lol. It's so funny to see it again now, see what is still funny and what is not. (Netflix)

In the 80s I used to love a show called The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (starring Blaire Brown) - anyone remember that show? It was never released on VHS/DVD as far as I know - something about the music rights. I'd be so curious to see it again, see if it holds up for me.

Favorite Movies

Our latest big screen movie was The Fall Guy, because it was recommended by a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed it, but we are the target demographic, I think. So, if you like Ryan Gosling, remember movies and tv shows from the last century (lol) and don't mind lots of action and some sappy romance, give it a try. It was a rollicking, tongue-in-cheek good time.

We watch a wide variety of movies. It's hard to call favorites. Anything from the subscription service Film Movement is usually always good. They are foreign films - we get them at the library. I really enjoy foreign films, because I never know what to expect. It's fun to see different cultures, and wonder at the cultural references that we are missing in the subtitles.

Favorite Crafts

Daily Pages - see the Awesome Ladies Project for more info. It's free form scrapbook/collage/stamping/whatever makes you happy. A truly welcoming space, I encourage you to check it out. I'm branching out to include actual photographs on my pages, that's radical for me.

I also knit and cross-stitch, and have been doing a black work SAL with Peppermint Purple (group on Facebook) Since starting on Swap-bot, I've rekindled my love of Zentangle :-) I've enjoyed Soul Collage in the past, and have done mini Soul Collage cards.

I'm considering taking up scrappy quilting, though it's been a long time since I did machine sewing.

I'm just having so much fun being artsy again and trying new things and old things in new ways.

About Me

My favorite colors are yellows and purples. But really, I just enjoy color. The bigger and bolder the better, though I can also appreciate pastels and even black and white. The older I get, the more I appreciate all of the colors. Even browns and greys, which were never my favorite. If you had told me even 5 years ago that I would be considering brown shades for my living room, I would have scoffed at you. Moving to the desert southwest has given me a new appreciation for warmer colors.

'm learning Tarot - how fun! Also been attending workshops with the Oregon Friends of Jung and finding it fascinating. Analyzing my dreams has been an adventure and never boring.

I am not religious, so if you are sending holiday cards and have a non-religious option, I would appreciate that. However, I do appreciate the spirit of all things sent :-)

Random Goodies

You don't need to send me anything just to include something. I have enough stuff, and really just want to get to know people. If you want, use your stuff to decorate what you are sending me, or grab a sticky note or journaling card and answer one of my seasonal questions :-)

If this happens to be a swap where you are required to include something (or just can't help yourself, lol), I especially appreciate:

things that are decorated with colored pens, washi, stickers, you name it.

Washi samples

fabric scraps

stickers

notepad sheets to write notes to others in swaps

blank postcards

unused postage stamps

tea bags - I like everything except plain black and chamomile

any fun coffee thing

ATCs - I'm starting to make these, so I like to see what other people do.

Zentangles

Mail Tags (ask me a question and I will reply, or vice versa)

And what I appreciate most of all is a handwritten note. You can sub in a written note for a trade item anytime for me, I won't rate you down for it. Tell me something about yourself, your day, pets, kids, a joke you heard, your favorite internet rabbit hole, habits you are trying to make or break, anything you want to say.

Happy Mail, yay!

Postcards

I've been doing postcard swaps lately. I like things that are colorful, or beautiful nature scenes. I also have a fondness for box set postcards, if you have those to send, bring them on :-) I'm thinking about starting a group to swap box and book set cards. If you are interested, let me know.

I like US State cards (see next section), and National/State Park cards, any manufacturer.

I do also collect Lantern Press, especially: the rainbow states * National parks * Mosaic

However, all cards are appreciated, and I so enjoy seeing the variety of cards that exist.

US STATE POSTCARDS

I've decided to start collecting state postcards, mapcards and/or anything with the name of the state on the front. Especially just the state, but city and state also works. Don't worry about repeating states, it's not likely you will send the exact same one that I already have. They do not need to be mailed from the named state. They can even be blank. If you need help deciding which one to send, here are some lists:

Alabama - surprise me :-)

Alaska - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Arizona - surprise me :-)

Arkansas - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

California - surprise me :-)

Colorado - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Connecticut - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Delaware - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

DC - surprise me :-)

Florida - surprise me :-)

Georgia - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Hawaii - always welcome, especially state map

Idaho - always welcome, especially written state map or written state name view

Illinois - always welcome, especially state map

Indiana - always welcome, especially state map

Iowa - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Kansas - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Kentucky - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Louisiana - always welcome, especially written state map or state name view

Maine - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Maryland - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Massachusetts - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Minnesota - always welcome, especially written state map or state name view

Mississippi - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Missouri - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Montana always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Nebraska - always welcome, especially written state map or state name view

Nevada - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

New Hampshire - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

New Jersey - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

New Mexico - this is my current home state, but would love to have any written cards from here

North Carolina - always welcome, especially written state map or state name view

North Dakota - always welcome, especially written state map or state name view

New York - surprise me :-)

Oklahoma - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Ohio - always welcome, especially written state map or state name view

Oregon - this was my former home state, but would love written cards from here

Pennsylvania - surprise me :-)

Puerto Rico - everything welcome

Rhode Island - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

South Carolina - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

South Dakota - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Tennessee - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Texas - always welcome, especially written state map or state name view

Vermont - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Washington - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

West Virginia - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Wisconsin - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

Wyoming - always welcome, especially state map or state name view

PAST UPDATES

Early May 2024

YAY! I'm home again and my pile of mail is 3-4 inches high, how fun. I'm going to start working my way through ratings. I want to admire and appreciate everything, so it might take me a day or two.

Late April 2024

I am in Florida for 10 days, to help my mother with a small surgery recovery. I'm sure my mail is piling up at home, and I will rate everyone when I return in early May. Thanks for your patience. I am still sending out swaps, so you should be getting what you might be expecting from me.

March 2024

Spring is springing here in Central NM and I'm so excited to see the buds on trees and hear the birdsongs. Some birds have been around all winter, but the level of singing has increased exponentially in the last few weeks. The other day I saw a male house finch feeding the female on our courtyard wall, and a curve-billed thrasher has claimed the cholla out front and is vociferously defending it.

Jan 2024

I'm just getting over having been pretty sick with a respiratory virus (yeah, that one). I've been coughing so much, it's exhausting and I have not been doing much other than resting and basic life. I'm going to start catching up on rating, etc this week. May everyone be well, this has been a virus-y winter for most people I know. Even dh got sick, and he never gets sick. He's still coughing too, so I don't feel so bad, lol.

Nov/Dec 2023

I'm back from my extended trip helping my mother move 1500 miles, lol. It was really a great trip. And a trippy trip, if you know what I mean. I get why people move to Florida, it sure was beautiful in November. So many birds!! But so much humidity, blech. I am glad to be back in the high desert, even if it is cold (and a bit snowy). It's a dry cold, hahaha.

June 2023

NOTICE: my new local post office keeps deciding that my outgoing mail is non-machinable, and sending it back for more postage. I am frustrated, I am packing envelopes like I always have without trouble, weighing and adding the extra ounce as needed. But now I've just had my third envelope returned. If something you are expecting from me is late, I apologize. It may have been waylaid by the PO. I feel sad that I will not be able to include as many goodies as I would like. I will try the post office in the next town, but I don't get out there all the time.

Ratings

kasa rated for List Making #2 on Jun 16, 2024
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your lists, very different but interesting .With the list of pens , do you have all those pens? Looking for cups and spoons at estate sales sounds interesting . Thanks for sharing.
riftvegan rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #11 on Jun 15, 2024
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Comment: Good Job!! Especially with your writing goal! Such a bummer about your irrigation system, I hope you can get it fixed at some point because hand watering really is a pain!! And Good Luck finishing up your craft room... it's good to go thru stuff and organize and consolidate!
looktothisday15089 rated for RAK - Destash on Jun 15, 2024
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Larina rated for SSM: QSCP #72 on Jun 15, 2024
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Comment: I write fantasy romance books! I'm doing Camp Nanowrimo in July! I haven't done it in a few years so I wanna give it another go! Thanks so much for the postcard!
Candace rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #166 on Jun 14, 2024
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Comment: They have arrived safely for the next round!
feverfawn rated for Private Postcard Swap on Jun 12, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful desert view postcard! And with a rainbow too! I love it. I'm envious that you live in this gorgeous high desert landscape, but I can imagine that heat is a lot to get used to! It gets pretty hot here in NC, not quite 100+, but then with the typical humidity it feels muggy and much hotter. Nice to meet a fellow goat as well :) I sure hope we can swap again soon!
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Comment: Thank you the washi, stickers and ribbon! I love the way you packed everything, I may have to steal your idea, lol!! :)
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Comment: Hi Sherri thank you for this postcard. And I have already checked out the Soul Collage but hadn’t heard of it before you suggested it.
Egga22 rated for super quick random PC USA #1 on Jun 10, 2024
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Comment: Nice pc! Yellow is awesome! LOVE the snoopy touch! Thx!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for National Park PC Swap #2 on Jun 10, 2024
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Comment: Carlsbad Caverns looks like an amazing park to visit! i have yet to get to it but i sure did LOVE Joshua Tree Natl park!! Happy national Park trekking!! :) Gabi
Karinasilva rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on Jun 7, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard and I hope you have a wonderful summer!
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Comment: Thank you, that vintage lace rocks! Karolina
Gamanana0022 rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: Thankyou for the NM map card:)
hjbcats rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #57 US Only on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: Thanks :)
Pyrhulla rated for Naked Map PC #23 on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the great New Mexico map! I've been to NM and I think your state is just gorgeous! Thanks again :)
AlexysBellew rated for Utah Day PC on Jun 4, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! What a beautiful card and state!
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Lobo816 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #164 on Jun 4, 2024
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Comment: Sherri thanks for passing on the PC. I’ll get it back out ASAP. Thanks for the extra PC.
Keanui rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on Jun 3, 2024
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Comment: Thank u for the wonderful NM postcard! Remember to stay safe and hydrated during these high heat times :D
denisedecker58 rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on Jun 3, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the great state map postcard!

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Comments

midwestkiwi on May 20, 2024:

SQUEEE! I just [finally] noticed the flightless bird sticker you included on a swap to me. The envelope got separated from the swap contents, but oh, I do so appreciate a flightless bird!!!!!

HappyMom on Mar 29, 2024:

Hi Sherri! I received a well-traveled round robin post card that you started for me, and it really touched my heart. That was such a nice surprise and so very much appreciated! THANK YOU!

TY

jamicam on Dec 31, 2023:

hny

Wishing you all the very best for 2024!

HappyMom on Oct 27, 2023:

Thanks for sending home my full RRTPC that I started with round 87. It took a whole year to make it back :)

Fabriqueen on Oct 6, 2023:

Thank you so much for sending my traveling kitty home! She visited Ohio, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, and New Mexico. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

pernie123 on Sep 7, 2023:

Sad to see summer fading away since it just arrived after a rainy couple of months. I do not look forward to winter. Fall in VT should be beautiful. In a few weeks, the tourists will come.

BlueberryLady on Aug 31, 2023:

Welcome to our Beginners Crafting Group ! Hope you will sign up for a Swap or even Host one.. Have a Great Week !
Jean

Rainydancer on Jul 29, 2023:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

CardCatalogue on Apr 19, 2022:

Re: my rating. “Eating your letter”! Always check autocorrect!! RATING 😆

Tiff121 on Feb 14, 2022:

Hello. Thank you for the nice letter and goodies. I have a letter going out to you today.

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