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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: May 29, 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 is a townhouse in a tiny little town in Virginia, but hoping to make another international move by the end of the year. I miss island life soooooo much. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

My daughter and I travel ALOT. Last summer (2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We' were planning similar adventures this year, but that won't be happening with covid.

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 & aprons
  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

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Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
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Comment: First off, loved your wrapping of the gift with the pretty netting bow! Thank you very much for the note pen with ink pen. I love it!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! I needed some new embellishments too. I appreciate you brightening my day.
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Comment: Thank you for all the nice stickers! Glad spring and the baby deer have found your backyard!! We had a fox family in our NoVa neighborhood that we enjoyed watching. Here in AR it's coyotes, skunks, possums, and raccoons!!!
Response: Very welcome.
Kvwanderlost rated for PH: Color - Shape - Number #3 on May 29, 2020
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Comment: Great choices, thanks!
Response: Very welcome.
m3i5 rated for MAIL ART - Dogs and Cats on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Hi Sheri, Thank you for your mail art envie :) Luckily we don't have a full lockdown, so I can walk or cycle outside. We just have to keep 1,5 meter distance from eachother and stay at home as much as possible. Some do follow the rules, other people ignore the rules sadly.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of goodies, Sheri! I will love using them all :D
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for another great swap!
Response: Very welcome.
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Comment: Thank you for all the great items you send me
Response: Very welcome.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute dog happy mail! I wanted a sugar glider at some point then I was younger, they're so cute!
Response: Very welcome.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Wildlife PCs on May 25, 2020
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Comment: Great wildlife pcs. Thanks
Response: Very welcome.
Vickimac rated for Spring Mail Art & a Surprise on May 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you dear, for such a lovely swap. I can't wait to use all the things that you sent me, I particularly love the cat wax envelope!
Response: Very welcome!
shirleyinCA rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #14 on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Great cards - as always - and fun stamps! Thanks very much.
Response: Very welcome.
JenniferMernastin rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #20 on May 22, 2020
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Comment: Hi Sheri, Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards. I love your selection and also the stickers. I always get an extra smile on my face when I receive a N. Rockwell p.c., as they are few and far between. Thanks again and best wishes. Jenny.
Response: Very welcome!
kittyfun rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap INT #3 on May 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for my postcards and stickers. Liked all of it, sorry so late to rate!
Response: Very welcome.
goinjenny rated for AN: World Turtle Day PC on May 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
Response: VEry welcome.
bluerose3 rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on May 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. I like the choices you made.
Response: Very welcome!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #21 on May 21, 2020
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Comment: Love all the map pcs that you sent. Thanks so much!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Lovely postcards
Response: VEry welcome.
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome assortment of lovely envies!
Response: Very welcome!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 2465 214 226
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Comments

lindseyjae on May 29, 2020:

Thanks so much for the May WW group wish you sent me!!!

Tricia22 on May 28, 2020:

CPG Envelope of Randomness- Thank you for all the great goodies!!

Kirkdebb on May 26, 2020:

Thank you for the handmade envelopes WTA!! The envelopes you sent are beautiful! I can't wait to use them!

CariahCreates on May 23, 2020:

Thank you for the stickers from my WW May wishlist

susieq11 on May 21, 2020:

Sheri!! How can I thank you enough for my birthday gift for WW May!?! It is gorgeous!!!! I’m blown away! I’ll absolutely save it for my special trip whenever that will be : ) What an amazing surprise. All my thanks to you XOXO

yvonne401 on May 21, 2020:

Your welcome! Glad you will find use for them.

Blessings,

Yvonne

ChrisAnne on May 20, 2020:

Thank you for the sloth pc. It's great!

bluehairedmary on May 18, 2020:

Thank you for the happy mail for AWG May! It's always nice getting some flowers in the mail!

LadyJo on May 16, 2020:

Thank you for sending postcards for my WW May~!

Gnoe on May 14, 2020:

Dear Sheri,

Thank you for your STUFFED envie of nature stuff for AN group's April RAK! Wow. Can't wait to use that lavender refreshing towel!!!

Take care and stay safe <3

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