Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States
Hi, I'm Leslie.
UPDATE. 1/28/19: Huzzah! I have been released from the Doctor's care for my ankle! Hooray! He advised the swelling will continue for a few more months... but I definitely have strength back in it. What a Long Strange Trip it's Been having ankle surgery :-)
1/28/19 - Bought my first Traveler's Diary today. Just an inexpensive one from Michaels. Not sure if I am really keen on spending most of my days writing in a book... I also have a beautiful Dylusions Art Journal that I started 2 years ago when I took classes from her. I only do about 1 page a month! So the Traveler's Diary is an experiment.....
I love Snail Mail! It's so fun to come home from a long day at work and find some wonderful Happy Mail! I am so happy that I was told about Swap-Bot by a snail mail friend! This is going to be so much fun!
I am missing one star from my hosted swaps. A quick note about the Autumn Swap I hosted... I was told by another member that the person that had signed up had a poor history of swaps, and pointed me to the area where I would find this information (it was buried deep in one of the forums).. I had to cancel the swap, after it was already assigned.. there was only the one person due to the issue. So, I canceled. I did contact the swapper and explain why. I sent her the ATC she made me, back, without even opening it. I just thought I should explain why there was no star rating for the swap.
I grew up just outside of Boston, Massachusetts-about 3 miles from Walden Pond. It was a wonderful place to grow up. My family was always visiting historic places, museums, etc. It was amazing to me to find so many of my friends had never been to any of the historic places I had been to, even though they grew up in the same town!
I have a beautiful Cockatiel named Kohii no Karemu (coffee and cream). She will often sit on the curtain rod and watch me craft. :-) If you would like to know what she looks like, I have used her for my avatar.
I was a member of Pocket Letter Pals and I have made a few friends that I know are going to be lasting friends. We snail mail on a regular basis. I have also met a lot of people I love talking to, and have made many private swaps.
ABOUT MY SWAPS: Now that I have been on the site for a bit, and have swaps under my belt:
If you are going to mail late, please contact me so that I know your expected mail date and why.
I promise to mail on time. If, on the VERY rare chance I can't, I WILL let you know why I'm not, and when I plan to.
I will will ONLY hit sent after the item has been sent.
I promise I will rate you as soon as I can get to the computer. I would appreciate it if you would do the same.
I do follow the directions for the swaps. They are there for a reason.
I love the ATCs I create, and I am very proud of them. I have been sending most of my ATCs in sleeves in order to protect my little pieces of art. I would appreciate it if you would practice the same courtesy. I love what your vision tells about you. Aren't you proud of what you create?
For most swaps, I have been sending at least 2 ATCs - even if not required. I will now mostly be sending one, unless the swap rules require more.
If you have any questions about what I have sent you, please contact me... You may have thought of something I haven't. ☺
Please note that I usually only add a heart if extra goodies were included. If you got a heart, and sent no goodies, then I thought your ATC was extra special in some way.
** Please tell me if you receive a "postage due" swap from me. I try to take all my swaps to the post office to be weighed, but sometimes I am unable to get them there. I would be more than happy to reimburse you if there is postage due.
If a partner flakes on you for one of my swaps.. Please try to contact them at least 2 times (3 times would be better), if they do not respond to you, Please rate them "1" and then let me know you need an Angel.. I will angel for you.
My likes: (these are not in any particular order): Travel, Coffee, Polar Bears, Bento lunch boxes, Cardinals/birds, the colors purple, teal, Red Hatters, England-Scotland/ France/Belgium/Japan/Hawaii /California-San Francisco, Boston, Gilmore Girls, Big Bang Theory, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Dr. Who, Butterflies, Lady bugs, Flowers, ALL animals, the SUN, making bento lunches, the Paranormal, good wine, card making, scrap booking, mini pocket letters, Pokemon, Scooby Doo, Godzilla, the unusual and whacky.
Would love to have a collection of Postcards from every state.
A note about TEAS: Nothing containing Chamomile or Echinacea please, I am allergic to the daisy family. Also, I do not like the taste of Licorice. So please no teas with licorice or anise in them. Another note: I love teasanes, flavored black teas, and David's Tea. Caffeine is great 🙂
DISLIKES: Anything with smoke residue-allergic to smoke
Vampires, Gore, Horror genre
Most cartoons, Most Anime, Superheroes.
People that just "sticker slap" - Be Proud of What you Make! I'm no artist, that's for sure...but I love Art in most forms, and I don't stop trying to be better at it.
Anything with a strong scent..most strong scent throw my allergies into a hissy fit.
People who try to pass off my work as theirs. Warning: I will report you.
If you wouldn't send it to your mother, please don't send it to me. - meaning, anything violent, rude, gorey, etc.
Update on my son. He has gone back to school - hooray! and has decided that instead of being a Neurosurgeon or Neuro-scientist, he wants to be an astro physicist. He's intelligent enough. I hope he sticks to the schooling this time and gets his degree... in anything! IHe is currently living in Sacramento, CA. and has a wonderful, sweet, beautiful girlfriend. Her father passed away at Christmas time, so she and her mother have been having a rough time.
My mother also lives with me. She is 86. She still drives, and has made friends with everyone in town.
For Crafts, I am a long-time stamper and scrapbooker. I have stopped making full size Pocket Letters- they are very time consuming. But I do make mini pocket letters, and I am very excited a friend told me about Swap Bot! I can do most crafts, however, I have not yet been able to get the hang of sewing, crocheting, or knitting... but I would still like to learn.
I have found an inner artist me from being on swap sites. It's exciting to be challenged like this!
My all time favorite books...
Martians Go Home
The Disc World series by Terry Prachett
The Harry Potter Series
A book from childhood... The Diamond in the Window.
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Favorite Movies... hmmm So Many!
I love old movies: Examples: Singing in the Rain, Bringing up Baby, Oklahoma, Carousel, The Philadelphia Story, American Graffiti, Back to the Future (the first is the best! and yes, it IS a classic!), Dirty Dancing... and the list goes on.
I saw La La Land before Christmas 2017, it was Fantastic!
If you like classic movies check out this website... http://www.omahafilmevent.com. My friend Bruce puts on these events, and I am a volunteer at the bi-annual events. A fabulous evening!
Also, I love all things Dyan Reaveley/Dylusions. I use the Dylusions paints and inks in a lot of my Swaps. The colors are so vibrant, and the Dyan Reaveley stamps are so funky and fun, I love them! So receiving anything you create with these would be fabulous!
And, I really love Smash Books. They are what I have been using on my trips for the past year. Anything to be used in a Smash Book would be great!
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