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Milamom

Milamom
Date Joined: February 3, 2018
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: February 27, 1958
Country: United States

About Me

Hi I'm Mila.
For the last thirty plus years I have been a retail display designer. I design the racks and displays that go into stores. I studied art and design- the old school way, with pen and ink, drafting and drawing.

Along the way my husband and I had two children a boy and a girl. Both are grown and out of the house. I now have the time to do art work and learn about things like lettering- and now swapping. I still work 40 plus hours but on the weekends I love to craft, garden, and believe it or not .....do laundry! (Strange I know- but I actually love to iron and own not 1 but 2 vintage mangles) We NEVER have more than a handful of dirty clothes- I am constantly washing!

The last two years I have taken up calligraphy. I really want to master Copperplate. I have done envelopes for two weddings and have two more to do this year. I do not charge, as it forces me to practice. The bride and family are so appreciative and it becomes my gift to them. I also have made many invitations. I have a friend at work who is VERY computer savvy and she does the computer art and I do the orginial design and assembly of the invitations.

Since our kids are out of the house, on the weekends my hubby and I visit museums, go to music venues, sports games (We are Rams' ticket holders) and anything related to architecture. We are big Mid Century Modernism fans and attend events and tours about MidMod.

In the evening you will find me in my craft room, addressing envelopes for an upcoming wedding- or crafting. I LOVE the idea of swapping. I have done several Decorated Envelope Exchanges and understand this is different, but I want to give it a try.

I love seeing lettering, and all types of calligraphy. The types of craft items I like are interesting papers, tape and ribbons.

I would love to have any unused postage stamps, I have been collecting different stamps to use on envelopes. Matching colors and themes. I do not care what amounts, but older is nice (not vintage or anything collectible- as I will use them)

I belong to a long standing bunco group, and am always on the look out for good themes for my party. My group of 12 gals really puts together pretty elaborate parties. There is always a theme, food, a themed drink and a matching gift to take home. It is a lot of fun, but I am happy I only have to do it once a year- I plan months in advance.

I like to sew (a little) this year I made everyone on my list (20 plus) people homemade gifts. From microwave heating pads, to lavender sachets, to hand knitted dish cloths. It is so much fun, and this year one of my daughters friends helped me, and I taught her how to sew. Her friends and family were so happy to get her homemade gifts, we will be doing it again next year.

Right now my kitchen is being remodeled- and so right now I really cannot cook. But typically I like to- This Christmas I managed to made a beautiful "bush noel" cake all from my Easy Bake Oven! (That is what I call my small toaster oven.) Hopefully I will find a swap with healthy recipes.

I noticed that some of the other profiles made a list of the things they like- while I hate "asking" for anything- I suppose it makes sense and helps the giver with decisions... so here goes-

Type of things I like-

Postage Stamps (older ones are just fine, colorful is great does not matter the postage- but unused)

Anything architectural related- articles or pictures- love Frank Lloyd Wright

Anything MidCentury Modern Or just plain mod- pictures, postcards anything

Laundry tips esp about how to remove stains.

Colorful papers or Washi tape (colorful patterns) not necessary "themes" or Holiday

Planner stickers

Thanks all, hope to make some new friends, Mila

Ratings

LadyJo rated for Themed baggie swap! USA on May 18, 2018
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Comment: Wow! A great swap you sent! I love the items! Hearts to you! Thank you so much!
Response: You are completely welcome!
Hyshu rated for Notecard w/flat surprise 2018 #1 on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic swap! I loved the note card, washi samples, stickers and the 2 postcards, especially the oldest one. Your calligraphy is beautiful and made everything special. I loved all the postmark stamps you had on the outside.. My surgery was 27 days ago and I am down 27 lbs! Thanks for the encouragement.
Response: You are so nice- Thank you very much. Congratulations on your health journey- I am so happy for you!
crazyda79 rated for Notecard w/flat surprise 2018 #1 on May 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! Everything is so fun!
Response: You are welcome, so glad you liked it.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your list!!! Happy swapping! :)
Response: Youre welcome
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Comment: I adored everything about your envelope. The envelope, the letter, and the vintage postcards. Thank you so much.
Response: I am delighted! Thank you so much for the nice comments- it makes me so happy.
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Comment: Love your handwriting!
Response: oh my Thanks so much!
dearchelsie rated for Just Randomness on May 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful items. You are so thoughtful. Everything is perfect and I can't wait to use. I got the second envelope two days later. Both my daughters were so excited. My oldest loved her Eiffel Tower. She glued it to her collage wall. I gave the animal bookmark to my youngest daughter so she wouldn't be left out. It was perfect bc she just started borrowing from the library. So thank you so much.
Response: Such nice comments- you really made my day sweeter! Thank you for the rating- but mostly your beautiful words. You made me realize how nice it is to get informative comments from swap pals!
Funkyrunt rated for Creative pen pal letter swap on May 1, 2018
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Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart
mariamichelle rated for PICK LUCKY 7 APRIL on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies and I love your map envelope.
Response: You are so welcome
HannahsMommy07 rated for I LOVE happy mail!!!! on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH! MADE MY DAY!
Response: You are welcome! (This is my 2nd swap to you- hope for more!)
satinification rated for Happy Mail-April 2018 on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Dear Mila, Thank you so much for the amazing happy mail. I love your caligraphy! That little pink notebook is just cute. I like everything: stickers, envelope, postcards... Thank you once again. You made my day ;)
Response: You are so welcome, I'm happy that you are happy!
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Comment: you are awesome. thank you so very much
Response: You are most welcome- glad you are happy
MarHelene rated for Fountain & Dip Pen Letter Swap on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: Now I want to take a calligraphy class! Thanks for the letter!
Response: Thank you for nice nice comments and rating.
Cupcake436 rated for Happy Mail-April 2018 on Apr 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!!
Response: Youre welcome
DRMOM rated for Calligraphy or handlettering on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Stunning! Thank you.
Response: You are so welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much! The stickers you sent were wonderful!
Response: I am delighted you liked the stickers!
MidsummerDream rated for Easy Peasy Swap on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the note card! Did you make it yourself? Thanks for the goodies too! (Sorry so late with rating, been out of state for a funeral and I’m sorting through lots of happy mail).
Response: Oh yes--I make envelopes and do lettering- You can see all my envelopes on my Instagram- ThompsonMila So happy you liked the swap
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Comment: thanks for the letter and goodies! I did appreciate the citrus -decorated envie- ha!
Response: I made the Citrus envelope BEFORE we got paired! So happy to see where you lived.
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Comment: Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try those recipes!
Response: Thanks Wennie- hope the recipes arent too difficult- I know I like them- Appreciate the nice rating.
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Comment: Thank you for visiting my Instagram :)
Response: Thank you the nice rating

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Comments

Milamom on Apr 19, 2018:

Hi Jean, I know this sounds nutty...I am STILL trying to decide. I havent done knitting in a while and will not commit- unless I am VERY sure I will do most swaps. It sure looks like fun.

BlueberryLady on Apr 19, 2018:

Hi from Jean in Crazy For Cloths Group. Do you still want to join our Knit and Crochet Dishcloth Group ? ? ?

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