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Date Joined: January 19, 2015
Last Online: June 30, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

I've got a pile of hobbies: paper crafts, reading, writing, camping, knitting, Masterpiece Theater, tea, hiking, biking, cooking with fresh vegetables, history. Not in any particular order. smile. I do not like grading papers, but alas, that's what I do 10 months of the year. I DO enjoy seeing how much my students have grown by the end of the year, so it's worth it in the end. I have one dog, a cockapoo (cocker spaniel and a poodle) who is SUPPOSED to be no shedding. I am married to a wonderful man who can fix just about anything, and have two beautiful adult children who are really nice people.

I'm a fan of...

Art museums, museums in general, old houses, farmer's markets, thrift shopping.

Favorite Books

Good grief! There are so many: The Secret Life of Bees, The Help, children's books and young adult novels like Divergent and The Hunger Games. The Bible ( so many adventurous, interesting stories!), Lovely Bones, the Lady Julia Gray series, Dance of the White Dog, Still Alice, anything by or about Jane Austin.

Favorite Movies

Period dramas, add in somethIng fun like The Avengers, and smaller budget, independent movies to mix it up.

Favorite Television

Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, The Great British Baking Show, Shetland.

Favorite Crafts

I've been neglecting paper crafts lately and have been sewing lately: kitchen curtains, chair covers, pillows. I'm also the slowest of slow knitters in my knitting group!

Wish List...

Postcards: scenic countryside, art, vintage style, graphic lettering or design, buildings, anything from Europe

Postage stamps outside the U.S. Or unusual, unique U.S. Stamps

Anything related to nature, botanicals, vintage, historical, Medieval, dragons (think Lord of the Rings, Narnia), architecture, libraries, and books.

Colors: bright or deep colors over pastels.

Bookmarks, postcards, and notecards, especially if homemade!

Tea: Yes! I love to sample different types. Please avoid fruit teas, however, unless it's something really unique with a kick (peach and ginger, for example)

Washi tapes, stickers, labels are all lovely. No letter stickers please since I have a bunch that I'm trying to use up.

Business cards and/or brochures from art shows or independent yarn shops.


mags142 rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! πŸ˜€ on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: Hello Steph! Thank you for the extra goodies you sent me and I loved reading your letter :) you watched a lot of good movies and I agree with your views on the seasons and holidays! Thank you again for the cute and creative swap :)
Response: You are welcome! It's great to hear. Thank you for the rating!
Tamawi rated for Random Fun Facts PC #2 on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: I'd love an amazing window like that for my plants. I also spy some knitting!
Response: The knitting thrilled me too!
bluehairedmary rated for Random Fun Facts PC #2 on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Great postcard! Thanks for the interesting facts!
Response: You are quite welcome 😊
luluvision rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! πŸ˜€ on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and all the goodies! I would love to write you back!!
Response: Sounds good. I look forward to hearing from you and I'm happy you liked the swap!
Bananers rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! πŸ˜€ on Mar 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the fantastic extras!
Response: You are very welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the nice card, it's so beautiful. And I liked the question you sent me.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the PC. I love mail-able art. Thx for the rating!
aprilivy rated for CALG Note Card & 2 Teas on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Your card made my day! I love it. It's sparkly and geography! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank first the kind rating.
Pnixie rated for Happy Mail International! on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely flipbook :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcard :) I love the legend on it! β™₯
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I have new glasses and enjoyed finding all the little things on your card!
Response: Oh no! That means I nearly wrote too small! I'm happy you accentuated the positive! Thank you for the rating!
sharmison33 rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard. My boys LOVED the scratch and sniff stamp! We live in a small town and never get cool stamps.
Response: I thought it was pretty cool too! Glad you and your boys liked it. Thank you for the rating.
Response: Thank you for the rating. :)
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the nice postcard (keep calm!) and you wonderful letter written on paper by a Dutch artist! And your imagination got it 100% right: I indeed got very desperate foor sunshine and left cold the Netherlands to live in the sun! Thanks for this wonderful swap! 'til next time!
Response: She's one of my favorite artists! As far as I know, she designs cards and stationary, also some figurines. Her birds are amazing! So glad you enjoyed the swap! Enjoy that sunshine!
jezb750 rated for WIYM: PEOPLE POSTCARD on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card Steph, best regards!
Response: Wow! That was fast - the mail system was working very efficiently. So glad you got my PC quickly. I don't remember ( just got back from traveling) but can only HOPE that I put a variety of stamps on it for you ( instead of just slapping on the round overseas stamp!). Thank you for the rating!
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM: PEOPLE POSTCARD on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great PC - I got to 2000 by being an original member - but there are newer members who have way surpassed my numbers. Happy swapping!
Response: So happy that you liked the PC! Thx for the heart!
Ikran3 rated for Over 50s Pen Pal Letter Swap on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You are so welcome! I hope your allergies haven't been acting up this summer!
circlebfarms10 rated for Over 50s Pen Pal Letter Swap on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Love getting pen pal letters Makes me happy on the inside Happy swapping
Response: Thank you! Happy swapping to you too! Letters in the mailbox are so much better than junk mail or bills!
Comment: Hi Steph thank you for the whimsical B.Potter PC Squirrel Nutkin <3 . My latest thrift store find was a "Cobble Hill" vintage woodpecker puzzle, box unopened for $4.00...online Amazon is asking $50.00 ...lol...such a steal. I've been doing alot of jigsaw puzzles these past few months. It keeps my mind busy... Happy Summer swapping. peace love light
Response: Such a cool find! Winter break is our puzzle season. Best to you!
HelenG6 rated for Bookworm Pen Pal on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the letter on your current book reads.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the great rating! Enjoy your summer :)

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Xira on Apr 11, 2018:

Thanks so much for your lovely mail! Will write back soon😘

Xira on Mar 24, 2016:

Thank you for your happymailsurprise! So clever to use the other side of the envie, and pretty too:) Love it all! Have a great Easter. Groetjes Barbara

Kathy821 on Sep 18, 2015:

Hi Steph,

Hope you are enjoying it already!

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