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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: April 10, 2021
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, 19yo woman-child 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. Our last big trip before covid (summer 2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We'll be up and running as soon as things open up again. Next trips: Morocco with my best friend, and spa week in Mexico with my mom.

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, including USA; 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.

2021 Challenge

One of my 2021 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

manders2280 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #212 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards. The topiary ship is spectacular!
Response: Very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #15 on Apr 7, 2021
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Comment: Loving the postcards & the goodies stickers! Thank you very much !
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you Sheri for another great swap and sticker sheet ! Loving all!
Response: Very welcome!
weatherwax rated for MAIL ART - Dots on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: I love your dots-stripes envelope with all those fabulous stamps!! But oh my, you found so many lovely and simply just brilliant surprises for me, thank you so very much!! The dogs with glasses are just adorable <3 Thank you for making this swap special <3
Response: Very welcome!
kizzlets rated for PH: Send 6 PCs (USA/Canada) #18 on Apr 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks so much, they’re great! And thank you for the extras! xoxo
Response: Very welcome!
glassnowdrop rated for PH: Animal Postcards #7 on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Love the cards! I love bears :) they are all great!
Response: Very welcome!
Aseret25 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #136 on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the fun mix of postcards! The blackbird in the field of purple flowers is my favorite! :)
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you very Sheri, for the gift. It is put away until December. Boy, Are gifts ever stacking up! As I join in 2 other groups and then I have stocking stuffer in my group Santa's Helpers. I love it!
Response: Enjoy!
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcards. The mail art envelope was a bonus. Happy spring swapping!
Response: Very welcome!
lovenita rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #8 on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Received your swap today and thank you so much for the PC's spelling Spring and the resend for the 2 x2. How sweet of you! But You didn't need to. But thank you though. And, thank you also for the so cute dog/kitty sticker sheet ! I absolutely love the PC's & stickers ! Happy Spring!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: It must have took the scenic route. It took over 3 weeks to get to Kansas. Thanks for the great cards.
Response: Very welcome. Mail is a mystery these days!
grammypammy rated for AN: Teach Me #25 (US) on Mar 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice Pink Flamingo postcard!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty washi tapes and for the extras! ❤️
Response: Very welcome!
mamajoy rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #135 on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: Loved your selections. I rarely get non-tourist cards so yours was appreciated. I have the Disney villains set with matching stamps from the post office last year. I have not seen this box set before. Anyway, good swap. So, thank you. Joy
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thanks
Response: Very welcome
ashanti2106 rated for MAIL ART - Botanical on Mar 24, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful mail. I love what you've included.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the envelopes and the birdy PC. The green and blue ones in the center remind me of the ones we had when I was growing up. First green one was Nicky then later a blue one named Mickey.
Response: Very welcome!
agneslyra rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #2 - Global on Mar 23, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank so much for all the fun goodies!!
Response: Very welcome!

Rating Overview

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Comments

BusyB on Apr 8, 2021:

LadyJo on Apr 8, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG April wishes of Nautical items! Love the stickers!

BusyB on Apr 7, 2021:

Hello there! Thank you for the March AN RAK envie full of animals. Had fun going through everything. Lots of fun goodies sent in your awesome handmade sewn envie! This one is a keeper. According to the "Fortune Teller Miracle Fish" I am passionate. Been forever since I've seen one of these. Lol Put a smile on my face. I have been sewing on paper recently too. Great fun!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 7, 2021:

Thank you for the vintage motel and linen PC's you sent for my April WW. I'm so happy to add them to my collection. =D

lindseyjae on Apr 6, 2021:

Hello, thanks so much for the birthday card you sent me for my WW April wish! So thoughtful of you. I appreciate it!

grammypammy on Apr 6, 2021:

WW ~ April

Thank you for granting my wish! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

simcoe54 on Mar 23, 2021:

AN: Feb 2021 RAK - Nature -- Thanks for the wonderful envelope packed with nature items. Loved going through it and figuring out where I can use them!!!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Mar 21, 2021:

Thank you for the cute buttons and yellow ribbon! The cat button is the cutest! (AWG) :)

susieq11 on Mar 17, 2021:

Thank you for all the wishes for WW March! What a fun envelope to begin with! I will enjoy using all the paper goodies - love them! : )

DragonflyDreamer on Mar 16, 2021:

Thank you for the WW March wish teas! They are new to me!!! Be well.

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