Swap-bot Time: December 2, 2020 8:08 pm
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howdyholly

howdyholly
Date Joined: August 15, 2020
Last Online: December 2, 2020
Birthday: August 21, 1948
Country: United States

Favorite Paper Crafts

I love paper. And I love fabric. I love combining them for whatever I am making. I like making junk journals from old books or from ideas I see on Pinterest. I have also made books out of fabric.

I love postcard swaps and making postcards. I like decorating the cards with bits of paper and fabric. I do not like glitter but I love the color purple. In fact, my hair is in-your-face purple!

What I like in mail:

Color - especially purple. I like bright colors.

Texture - I LOVE texture. It can be subtle, background or the focus. Fabric is great.

Shape - All shapes on the project are great. I really like geometric, and freeform shapes (torn paper). I also like butterflies, birds, cats and roses, Other flowers are good. Plants and other animals are also good.

Other - I really like mail that reflects your city, state, but anything not in the dislike list is wonderful.

Religious - I am a Christian and I like religious symbols.

I really like homemade postcards, sending and receiving. Because the towns around here are all small, I don't have very many store-bought cards. I have ordered some from Amazon and use those when required. This does limit the swaps I can join. But that is ok.

What is not a favorite:

Cutesy - 'sweet'

Glitter - yes, it is a texture, but it is not a favorite.

Funny - it is ok, but not a favorite.

Negative thoughts

Political from any party or group

Tea - I can drink only herbal or decaf teas

If I receive anything on my 'Not a favorite" list but the item meets the swap requirements, then you will receive a 5.

Favorite Crafts

I have been crocheting since I was 10 when my Grandmother taught me. I have made afghans, sweaters, and toys. I have taught crochet. Making small things is my new passion!

I quilt - love making tops. Scrappy is my favorite. And I quilt them.

I really like paper and fabric. Homemade postcards, homemade envelopes, junk journals, fabric journals, and so on.

Finding swap-bot has fueled my creativity and stretched my mind. I love it!

Favorite Books

I read fiction...mostly science fiction these days - lots of pandemic and EMP end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it types. I have read the Red Rising series and really liked it. My favorite authors in this genre are: Ryan Schow, Christine Kersey, Jack Hunt, and T.L. Payne.

I also read thrillers and mysteries. Yes, all escapism.

I recently finished reading Leavin' a Testimony, Portraits from Rural Texas by Patsy Cravens. She interviewed a cross-section of people who live in Colorado County (where I live). They tell of their lives (some about grandparents and parents). There are stories of slavery, a lynching, hardships, triumphs, poverty and immigration. It was fascinating! I highly recommend this book.

About Me

I live way out in the country - 5 miles from Rock Island. There is no rural mail delivery out here, hence the PO Box. Rock Island has about 100 people but I think they are counting legs not people. The post office is the only 'business' in the town. Mail is slow. Please have patience with my mail. If you don't get your mail from me within a reasonable time, please let me know and I will send it again.

Mailing has become more of a problem. Our postal clerk got a better job. Her replacements can only deliver mail. That means I have to go 20 miles to get to a "real" post office. I don't go to that post office but twice a week. I am trying to get my projects finished early so that I am not late getting them posted. November 24, 2020 - the computer internet was down - no mail being accepted! Groan!!

November 24, 2020 -The biggest problem I am having is that I have a pinched nerve in my neck that radiates pain into my shoulder.

November 28, 2020. I am finally feeling better. But I am taking it easy.. Monday I start physical therapy.

I am so sorry for the delays. I will be notifying you if I am late getting your package out to you. Please be patient with me.

ABC's of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought I would give it a try.

A - Altered books, Animals, Accordion music, Avocados

B - Blue, Black. Bipolar II with depression

C - Cats, Cookies, Crochet, Crafts, Catfish fried

D - Donuts, Dogs, Decaf coffee

E - EMP (survival Sci-Fi)

F - Friends, Fabric, Frogs (but not as pets)

G - God, Grandchildren, Gmail

H - Holy Bible, Hugs

I - Iced tea unsweet, decaf

J - Jesus the Christ, Jack my husband, art Journal

K - Kathleen my daughter, Kitchen (just remodeled)

L- Love, Lace, Lap quilt

M - Mexican food, Mockingbirds

N - Nuts

O - Orange, Okra

P - Postcards, Purple, Paper, Pinterest, front Porch

Q - Quilts, Quilting, Quality time with my husband

R - Rain, Roses, Reading

S - Sean my son, Smiles, Sunshine, Swapping, Sci-Fi, Sewing

T - Texas, Twinkle lights

U - Ultramarine

V - Venison backstrap

W - Water, Waffles, Wordplay game

X - Xi'an archeological site (I got to visit it and it was breathtaking)

Y - Yellow

Z - Zoos!

Need Help with Mail

HELP!! I have been receiving wonderful envelopes of goodies, but there is no name and no swap name! The postmark is little help. Please, at least put your name on your mail. How can I give you a 5 and a heart?

Ratings

takinley rated for Notecard swap x 3 on Dec 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the notecards; I am always looking for new ones to add to stash/collection. I can use them to send quick little notes to people.
nuieng rated for BIG SWAP #8 on Dec 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cat postcard. Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envies and the card and postcard! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
AmyMarie rated for London on Nov 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the journal page.
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Comment: Thanks so much! Glad you're feeling better :)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card!
Maddashin rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #25 on Nov 27, 2020
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Comment: I just adore the postcards. Will keep and not send! In my keeper box they go
rhinoluvr rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #26 on Nov 26, 2020
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Comment: Hi Holly! 👋 Wowza, thank you so much for the gorgeous envelope of happy mail goodness.📬 I love the 😸 cat & jellyfish stickers. Also the great postcards - thanks for the covered bridges especially! - and the cute notecards. I enjoyed reading your note too. It’s windy here, & warmer than usual. 🌤 take care, & stay safe ;)
moonshine88 rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #3 on Nov 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I can’t wait to use them all for my upcoming projects ❤️
marclively rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #12 on Nov 25, 2020
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raichi rated for Postcard bag swap R.3 on Nov 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending the postcard bag☺️
LindaW rated for Prayer Bible Study on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your answers, cute stickers, and prayer request. I will be praying for your husband.
Poeprincess rated for China on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the journal page & extras! The page will be a great addition to my journal.
suepier rated for PH: F Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard of France.
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Sagebrushs rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #2 on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you and nice cards.
carrotkate rated for ManE: Origami Envelope! on Nov 22, 2020
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Comment: I can’t wait to send this envelope along to a pen friend- thanks so much! 💜
kittyfun rated for World Postcard Day on Nov 22, 2020
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Comment: I finally got this! Oh my thank you so much...greetings from South Texas!
montigneyrules rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #2 on Nov 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cards. Not a huge butterfly and floral person but swapbot is good for exchanging haha
kgomez101 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #9 on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing goodies, so generous <3