Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2022 9:19 am


Date Joined: October 9, 2016
Last Online: January 19, 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!


Comment: Thank you for the notecard. I'll send you one back :)
Fullsteampowell rated for Any postcard will do.... on Jan 7, 2022
Comment: I didn’t know there was a Shepard Fairey documentary! I hope it’s better than the Banksy one. Anyhoo, your postcard is awesome.
Response: Yes, it's called Obey Giant, and it's Hulu, but Netflix like I said. Or maybe from the library? We did like it better than the Banksy one. Glad you enjoyed the postcard :-)
shiloh102 rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Dec 28, 2021
kromo rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Dec 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing Christmas card. I loved the pop out. How creative! I hope you had an amazing Christmas 🎄 and have a great New Year!
bluecrayons rated for No Glitter Christmas Card #1 on Dec 22, 2021
Comment: my thumb is healing well. thank you. merry christmas,
squince rated for Woodland Animals Christmas Card Swap on Dec 13, 2021
Comment: What a cute card! It's going up with all my others! Thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it :-)
Comment: 💜💖💖☀️💞✅♬🎷💘💓👌🏾🙏🏾 Merry Christmas, Sherri. What a pleasure to receive this envelope inside an envelope of pure joy. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The origami tree ornament! I'm in love with it BECAUSE I get to hang it on my first-ever Christmas tree in my abode. I will be hanging your lovely ornament on my tree tonight. Can't wait. The origami envelope with the poem, The Night Before Christmas inscribed on it. Beautiful! The surprise inside the envelope - a pop up box with pretty little hearts inside. Oh my hearts! Then you wrote your take on the Miracle Whip vs. Mayo debate. You nailed it. Now this Christmas Card and all the lovelies inside I shall cherish for days and months to come. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Wishing you the best Christmas ever and an awesome New Year, Sherri. Warmly, Vita Lynné
Response: Yay for you and your first Christmas tree, may it shine brightly for you. So glad you enjoyed your special surprise card. Next time, I'll take on Cool Whip!
Comment: The woodland animal cards are my favorite Christmas swaps. I love your card. It makes me so happy to see it on my "wall the cheer"! It was also lovely to have your message included and i will definitely be writing back soon!🎄🎄
Response: So glad you liked it - looking forward to hearing from you :-) Happy Holidays!
Comment: Love the card--thank you. Our cookie baking day runs about 8-9 hours. We do 12-14 different kinds of cookies. Some are German, like speculaas, liebkuchen, and some we dubbed "aunt" cookies, because they are a recipe from my friend's aunt in Germany. We also do spritz, coffee bean cookies, malted milk ball cookies, and peanut butter cookies made in mini muffin tins with a peanut butter cup in each.
Response: I need to start my Christmas cookies this week! Thanks for the info. I am of German heritage, and have a fondness for all the German Christmas cookies :-) Happy Holidays!
Cynfully rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Dec 8, 2021
Comment: oh my love the card scared me to death..lol And kids today have no clue the joys of banana laffy taffy Thank you
Response: Happy Holidays!
vcox rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Dec 7, 2021
Comment: Sherri, your card was AWESOME!!!!! So when that punch board came out, I had to refrain, because I KNOW I don't need another punch board. Now that I have your card, I can probably design a Silhouette cut file for it. I truly appreciate it. I knew I was in for something spectacular when I saw the envelope and that the matching ornament, stop it. It was great too. New at card making, tell that to someone else Sherri. You can give classes! Love it!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the card. And now you don't need the punch board, even better. I appreciate your compliments. Happy Holidays!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for A Holiday Card in the US #2 on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card! I agree with you about low stress creativity practice!! Sending warm wishes for a happy Christmas x Gabi
Response: Thanks for rating, Happy Holidays!
megan1230 rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for the heart - Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing letter and the mini JJ, I loved reading about you and your family. Your doggies sound adorable. I think we share a similar demanding pet that needs too be petted and touching you at all times. Oh my that was funny to read and I can relate! This truly made me my day receiving! Thank you so much! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay, glad it arrived and was fun for you :-)
suepier rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #32 USA on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great large letter postcard from Oregon.
Comment: Thanks for the the extra New Yorker postcard!
Comment: Received safely! Thank you for all the extra goodies too! Will pass along to the next person <3
myancey rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 1 on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: Never rcvd. But informed delivery has scanned it soooooo here is your rating 😊
Carollee922 rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 1 on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: I really want to go to Alaska
Comment: Thank you ! Will send along x

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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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EmilyT on Jun 20, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my pass and paste!

tiffkay on Apr 18, 2017:

Hey Sherri!!

I got your first Mail Tag and should write you back within the next week or so! If not feel free to harass me! 😜😋 haha

Hugs, Tiff🌺

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