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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: September 26, 2020
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

June 2020: 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.

Just moved (6/1/20) from a huge old house to a much smaller empty nest townhouse - my only child just went off to college. 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 (I especially like tote bag people sew -- about the size to roughly what regular plastic bag from a store holds)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. sea glass & 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 & coffee
  8. cold weather,
  9. make-up & high heels,
  10. 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!),
  11. 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 cat, Oddly Bean, will want to send you something as well. She has 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 she loves to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase her 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

suepier rated for SF: Simply Send a Postcard USA on Sep 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
chelle523 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #115 on Sep 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! What a great collection of postcards! I'll definitely have to check out Eikoh Hosoe and I just love Nancy Drew. Thanks for the stickers, too - they're perfect! :)
Response: Very welcome!
erosxart rated for PSH: Animal scavenger hunt (Global) on Sep 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for all the postcards and the sticker sheet. My top 3 faves of them: (1) the vintage horse herding, (2) piggie getting dressed by its mother, and (3) the dog with a pipe. These were all so cool. Thanks!
Response: Very welcome!
Suzyanner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #201 on Sep 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cards! You know what I like!
Response: Very welcome!
BusyB rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Aww such a thoughtful postcard and yes this....KINDNESS! Thank you.
Response: Very welcome!
chandlerguera rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 24, 2020
5
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Comment: I love this quirky playing card/canasta postcard! I play canasta with my family! Thank you! xo
Response: Very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 23, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi Sheri !Thank you very much for the lion head Art PC. Loving it! I love art such as that!
Response: Very welcome!
LauraM540 rated for CPG Art Postcard Swap (USA) on Sep 23, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Cool card, thanks!
Response: Very welcome!
EleanB rated for SMSUSA: Halloween Mail Art Party! on Sep 22, 2020
5
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Comment: LOVE them! Especially the skeleton graphic and the little owls
Response: Very welcome!
dally rated for PH: Spell P-O-S-T-C-A-R-D (USA/Canada) on Sep 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much Sheri, all of the postcards are lovely, and thank you for the extra Alice one!
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful card. I was supposed to go there in June,but hopefully next year
Response: Very welcome!
susieq11 rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #18 on Sep 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcards and mailers - you’re the best!!! Hope you have a great week!!! : )
Response: Very welcome!
J198928 rated for UHM: September Pick-2 Happy Mail on Sep 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you :) Happy Halloween
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cards! Fun seeing what you chose!
Response: very welcome!
5
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Comment: Hi Sheri! Thank you for the cool paper mosaic of an Asian Elephant PC. They're such majestic creatures. Thanks too for hosting this fun swap. Take care ;)
Response: Very welcome!
squince rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #114 on Sep 21, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Great set!
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Great choices, thank you! That crane is pretty unusual :)
Response: very welcome!
phillaine rated for MAIL ART - Hearts ❤️ on Sep 20, 2020
5
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Comment: So pretty! You make some of the cutest envelopes ever, and I love the ways you play with color. Thank you for a sweet swap, and for the themed washi tape samples, too! ♥
Response: So glad you enjoyed them!
5
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Comment: Great postcards and extra stamps. Thanks
Response: Very welcome
debbiespoms rated for AN: Two x Two PC #14 (global on Sep 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Sheri! Thank you very much for the 2 birds & 2 nature PC's & labels. Loving all!
Response: Very welcome!

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Comments

tcornell on Sep 19, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Halloween cling stamps that you sent me for the "I collect...send to the person above you" tag.... I love them! ♥♥♥

Gnoe on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for your summer-y IFM WTA prize for August'20!!

I love the personal note <3

ChrisAnne on Sep 16, 2020:

Your birthday post card made it! It is postmarked 8/3, but just arrived today. I wonder where it's been. Thank you.

goinjenny on Sep 15, 2020:

Thank you for the postcards in WW September!!

phillaine on Sep 15, 2020:

for the lovely handmade envelopes you sent me for my August WWishlist. They make me feel light like springtime.🌸 Did you make them yourself? The band-across-the-middle idea in coordinated color is clever and works so well, I'm going to steal it! :) So pretty! Thanks again for thinking of me, Sheri. You really brightened my day.

chimerix on Sep 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the stamps from my AWG August wishlist. Aloha!

susieq11 on Sep 14, 2020:

Thank you for the book list you sent me for WW September!! I have only read a couple so I’ll keep this handy. Loved your suggestions and thoughts!! Thanks too for the Snoopy stickers and pretty envelopes. You made me smile!! xoxo

tcornell on Sep 13, 2020:

Received the beautiful notecard, envie and awesome pug postcard from you for AN: August 2020 WTA. Thank you so much~

shirleyinCA on Sep 13, 2020:

Thanks for the cute envelope of so much CPG RAK Randomness! A great assortment that will be fun to use. Especially love the tobacco coupons! Did your daughter get to actually go off to live at and attend college, or is she still home taking online classes? Such a hard year to begin the college experience - but I guess Senior year is worse.

kaypendragon on Sep 12, 2020:

Thanks for the AWG birthday Postcard!

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