Swap-bot Time: August 14, 2022 6:16 pm


Date Joined: October 9, 2016
Last Online: August 9, 2022
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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Update November 19 2021

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.

So, you can sub in a note for a trade item anytime for me, I won't rate you down for it. I really don't need any more stuff :-) 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 :-)

Jan 2022 questions

1 Do you hoard craft supplies? If so, which ones, and why do you think?

2 Do you think sentient extra-terrestrial beings exist?

3 What unusual thing is in your fridge right now?

I live in Oregon - I've been here 25 years already. It's getting very crowded in Portland Metro and I'm starting to think about moving somewhere else. Suggestions welcome! I grew up in the Chicago area (suburban and ex-urban) - it's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there now :-)

I've recently left my job of 15 years - I'm calling it a "sanity sabbatical" not retirement, lol. I have not figured out what to do with myself just yet.

Favorite Television

We don't have broadcast or cable TV, but Netflix keeps us well entertained. Right now we are watching:

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


30 Rock

The OA (sad this one ended, I miss it)

Whatever is the new limited series on HBO - they've been so good lately.

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

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

About Me

I'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 questions of the month :-)

If this happens to be a swap where you are required to include something, I especially appreciate:

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


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.


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!


I've been doing postcard swaps lately. To see my postcard preferences, check out my post crossing profile linked at the top.

I do collect Lantern Press.

I especially like: the rainbow states National parks Mosaic look

I don't prefer the typography cards or plain graphic design on white background (like the anchor, etc)

However, all are appreciated, thanks!


CardCatalogue rated for The Days of My Life - March on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Sherri, sorry I’m just getting to eating but your letter and extras were right on and very touching. Thank you very much for your kind words, neighbor. The Celilo pc is going right up on my vintage regional tourist postcard display. Because I have one 😊
atlantian rated for Mystery Postcard Swap on Mar 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope. I loved everything ❤
Comment: thank you so much ... I am so sorry for this delayed response. xxxx
Comment: Hello, Thank you for such a beautiful handmade zentangle PC. I love the sound of your daily creative practice. I've been struggling with it lately. This gives me some hope to get out of it. I've never tried zentangles before but there is always a first time for everything. Happy crafting and swapping.
lorz88 rated for WIYM: Postcard Envelope #3 INTL on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: Hi Sherri, thank you so much for all the wonderful postcards. Love the zentangle postcard you created. Googled Clan of the Cave Bear series -sounds interesting think I'll borrow them next time I'm in the library.
minniepic rated for Lantern press blank envie swap 42 on Feb 26, 2022
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️ I loved all of them❤️
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the delayed rating!
RoxieLilly rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #18 US Only on Feb 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Love that nose😄 I’ll msg you to answer your question.
Comment: Love the variety of PCs you sent. TYVM!!
Onyx rated for Any postcard will do.... #4 - US Only on Feb 22, 2022
Comment: Wow, you are right I LOVED this card! Have never seen anything like it before and a flag made of postal stamps is very cool. I put it on my board of fave cards near where I write my correspondence. Thank you so much!
Response: I am SO glad it resonated for you - I just love knowing when a card is extra special to someone, thanks for letting me know :-)
CHOWEFACE rated for State you don't live in #2 on Feb 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Alabama card!
Comment: Great Cards! Loved the envelope too. Thank you!!
Comment: Awesome set, Thanks!
Sunflower107 rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #18 US Only on Feb 18, 2022
Comment: What a cute pc. I loved reading about your dogs!
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcards.
Comment: Great postcards! Thanks. :)
Comment: Thanks for the great cards! Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: These postcards are so cool! I love every single one! Thank you for mixing up my stash! ❤

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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.

CraftyShana76 on Apr 6, 2021:

Hi Sherri! I really enjoyed reading your profile. I’d love to send a note and mail tag to you. The type of food I’d love to try that I never have is Pho Noodles. There is a restaurant by my house that I’ve always wanted the visit. Have you ever had them? Have a great day!!

moonmold on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hello from Arkansas. I would answer your profile questions as well, but my answers would be boring, so instead I'll tell you a habit I'm trying to make--I want to cook more! Today I made tacos. I hope you have a good day. :)

CapitanSmirk on Apr 5, 2021:

Good morning!!

Love your profile! I’ll answer your April questions too!

  1. I’ve always wanted to try Ramen or Pho from an actual restaurant. I’ve had the microwave kinds but I know they aren’t even close to the same!

  2. I would keep working on cleaning up my house and decluttering. I would also sleep in every day! I’m not a morning person but my alarm goes off at 5:30am every day!

  3. There have been times I snooped as a child and found Christmas gifts but I can’t think of any other time I snooped around!

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lrm1980 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hi Sherri! Greetings from St. Louis! Happy spring! I’ll answer your April 2021 questions! :)

  1. I’d like to try some local foraged foods, especially paw paws! I’ve heard them compared to a “tropical custard” flavor. I’ve planted 2 tiny trees in my yard, but they likely won’t bare fruit for a couple/few more years.

  2. The practical side of me says 3 days to get my house all clean and orderly!

  3. This isn’t really snooping, but I’ve found quite surprising things about ancestors in old newspapers! (For example, I have a great, great grandmother who was arrested for selling liquor during the prohibition!)

Hope you are well. Have a great day!

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jaimierandolph on Apr 5, 2021:

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Good Morning from Odessa, Texas! I hope you have a really great day and enjoy the sunshine! I noticed that you like cross-stitching, that is my favorite as well!


FranciscaKarsono77 on Apr 5, 2021:

Leave a comment #3 Swap Hellooo... Greetings from Australia. Hope you have a wonderful day 💗❤️💗

Intrinzica on Apr 5, 2021:

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In case no one told you today:

You are beautiful.

You are loved.

You are needed.

You are alive for a reason.

You are stronger than you think.

Love Bonnie 💗

tinylans on Apr 5, 2021:

hello sherri! i'd like to answer you april 2021 question if that's okay. I really would like to eat salmiakki (sated licorice candy, iriginated from finaland). i've tasted licorice before and i hate it, but who knows if it's salted it'll taste just right? :D (fyi, i love salty food!) have a great day!

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