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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: February 20, 2020
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

August 2019: Gypsy at heart. Most prized possession: dog-eared passport because, oh my, the places I can go! Most adored human: she of the adventurous soul - my delightful, irreverent, 18yo daughter.

Home at the moment (but likely not much longer -- because it's been a year already and that's usually about my limit AND as I get older, it turns out that being able to see the ocean from my front porch is a requirement) is a huge 100+year old yellow house in a tiny little town in Virginia. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

My daughter and I travel ALOT. This summer (2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We've been home about a week and, no kidding, last night we started talking about our next adventure!

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm a child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (fabric & leather, but not plastic)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. the ocean -- and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke,
  8. coffee,
  9. cold weather,
  10. make-up,
  11. high heels,
  12. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  13. Hello Kitty, kawaii and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: Given the option, I'd rather came they blank/unused in an envie but naked is fine too. I don't really care what kind of card, but my most favorite are ones with children on them. I also really like interesting images, watercolors, birds, books, maps, animals, clocks....

Not a fan of tourist cards.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Email

** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!

Cats

It is possible that my cats, Oddly and Adler, will want to send you something as well. They have been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that -- cost of postage and all -- but they love to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase their chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

2020 Challenge

One of my 2020 challenges is to reuse as much of the SB packaging as I can -- envies and mailers. I want to upcycle envies by adding/re-doing/altering them in fun ways and put them back in the mailbox. Don't be surprised if you receive an envie that looks a little familiar! Open to private swaps with anyone interested in trading a few of these!

Ratings

JaneInSD rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #8 on Feb 19, 2020
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Comment: Sheri, Thank you for the nice cards. :-) I appreciate the variety you chose. Plus, You can never go wrong with Star Wars. lol
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice items! Love the vintage look postcard and nature stickers especially.
MamaMangrove rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #186 on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards, Sheri & the striking envie design. That endangered tree snail is gorgeous as are the red poppies, & I always like zodiac images. Love the fun extra stickers you included too.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
Suzyanner rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #11 on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great cards and the cute kitty stickers!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Looking forward to opening the package!
Response: Very welcome!
Mimi7 rated for SMSUSA: Tell Me About . . . #14 on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Hi Sheri, I also love looking outside at the birds and the wildlife at my house. I enjoyed your answers and thanks also for the cute envelopes. Thanks for a great swap. :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
Rbrstmpr rated for UHM: Hand-made Envelopes on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for all the envelopes!
Response: Very welcome!
goinjenny rated for AN: Love Your Pet Day (US) on Feb 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Very welcome
marinda rated for AN: National Wildlife Day on Feb 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the elephant! Cool photo.
Response: Very welcome!
Akanksha23 rated for PH: Women on Postcards #2 on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!!
Response: Very welcome.
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Comment: Thanks for the really nice selection of postcards! I appreciate it. I need to send the funny dog one out soon. xo
Response: Very welcome! Glad you will use one of them!
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Comment: What a cute collection of letter C items. Thank you so very much. Love that Clock p/c and as always, I am in need of p/c stamps. Have a great weekend.
Response: Very glad you enjoyed it!
TryshaH81 rated for CPG QUICKIE: 20 stickers - Global on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers!
Response: Very welcome
LadyJo rated for UHM: February Pick-2 on Feb 15, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards and stamps! You know my tastes!
Response: Very welcome~
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Comment: Thank you for the envelopes. It was a great pick for me.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the pretty items - loved the chili pepper washi! And homemade envelope.
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed it!
LadyJo rated for AN: Jan Stocking Stuffer (global) on Feb 14, 2020
5
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Comment: It arrived finally! It came by slow boat! LOL! I will be waiting till December! Thank you!
Response: Finally! I can't imagine why it took so long. I mailed 12 things that day and almost all of them have taken waaay longer than usual. Makes me wonder what happened!
debbiespoms rated for AN: Kitty Kat Love #4 (global) on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: Hi Sheri! Thank you very much for all the wonderful kitty things! Love them!
Response: Very welcome!
vlhafer54 rated for EP: Mini Stuff the mailbox on Feb 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much - I love getting someone else's little treasures - Happy swapping!
Response: Very welcome!
ginny19590 rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5! on Feb 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Sorry for being so slow, I loved everything you sent. Thank you so very much........=)
Response: Very wlecome!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2272 177 185
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2094 2580 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

Tricia22 on Feb 19, 2020:

AWG February- Thank you for the washi wish you sent❤️

OrigamiGrace on Feb 19, 2020:

Thank you for the fun pcs from Swap Tag US rated Swappers! Love em!

shirleyinCA on Feb 16, 2020:

Thanks so much for the CPG Tag of postcard postage! And what a stunning envelope!

Cariboocarol on Feb 14, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely washi samples and postcards from the AN January WTA draw! It was a very nice haul!
Happy Valentines Day!💞

daydreamer47 on Feb 14, 2020:

Sheri! Thank you SO much for the beautiful twine and paper clips.

nalaqueen on Feb 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the little purse/ wallet bag thingy. I needed one for my new purse!!!! ( who likes tag)

chimerix on Feb 12, 2020:

Thanks so much for the great fun washi tape in Polka Dots for the This or That tag in the forum. So much fun and I love that the envelope and stamp are polka dot too. Aloha

SatisHuman on Feb 12, 2020:

Thank you for the narwhals. They made my day!

orneryswife on Feb 12, 2020:

Thank you for granting my February wish for a birthday card!

user6937 on Feb 11, 2020:

Hi, Sheri! I've received the AN Jan 2020 RAK - thanks for the animal awesomeness!

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