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monicac

monicac
Date Joined: January 26, 2012
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, my name is Monica and I am a closet artist. For practical reasons, I am a retired public school teacher with 25 years of service. As life has gotten more complex, my projects have greatly decreased in size.

I am happily married and have one son in college. We usually have at least one dog. Currently, Rupert, chocolate lab, is in residence. We enjoy camping, river and ocean fishing, crabbing, boating, walks on the beach, exploring new places, meeting new people, and time outside.

We have lived in Alaska for over 29 years and still enjoy looking out over the Kachemak Bay every morning. Often there are boats moving about, beautiful sunrises and amazing sunsets, and bald eagles looking for a snack.

Favorite Crafts

Wow!! I enjoy basketry, quilting, applique, knitting, crochet and watercolor. I love looking to see what other artists are creating.

I have been sewing and quilting for a long time and own 8 sewing machines and 1 serger. I have loads of fabric but never seem to have enough. I prefer non-solid, non-directional fabrics. I love decorative threads for free-motion sewing and quilting.

I have invested a lot of time over many years sewing vintage, couture, period costumes and custom garments.

Currently, I am focusing on watercolor and hoping to produce anything worthy to share. I also sew marine canvas and and operate a small shop.

Favorite Books

Anything Jane Austen. I cannot imagine living then without all the amenities and the rigorous social rules and limitations. But I love the relationships between all the characters and how they survive their place in society.

I usually read books by author or genre. I also enjoy Hilary Mantel, George Eliot, any classic English writer and chick lit. I read a lot about traveling to different places and food.

Other

Before Covid-19, we traveled to Kyrgyzstan for a wedding and explored Portugal, Azores, and Istanbul. We also spent over a month in Queensland Australia.

Currently, we are planning to travel to Costa Rica or Belize when things settle down. We would like to have a boat in the Caribbean.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful multi view postcard from Hong Kong. I love postcards from other countries.
suepier rated for Happy Place PC on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Alaska. I love Alaska. I still have postcards if you would like some. Message me and I will be happy to send you some. Or email me at [email protected]
MellowOda rated for PH: Send 6 PCs (USA/Canada) #18 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards! I love them so much!! (ETA: I loved the stickers, too! Thank you!!) My favorite plants (that I own) are my red nerve plants. Normally, I travel for work - mostly to San Francisco. For personal, my favorite place is Disney & the UK. Our spring is in full bloom, now & I'm so happy it's here. It's a short season for us, though - summer will be here before we know it! lol
bruxbaby rated for Sticker Swap on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: I love all of the stickers you sent!! Looooooove! Thank you so much!!
poppyseedletters rated for Ugly Postcard Swap #27 on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you So much for the postcard! Happy Easter!
dartha rated for CS: Simple Profile Happy Mail on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful envelope full of so many goodies. Thank you so much. Love it all. Hope you are having a good April so far! take care, darla
PrincessLeia rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #29 on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Hi Monica, thanks for the PCs and mushies!!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Homer, Alaska postcard! To answer your questions, I dont go to the beach as often as I should. But would love to have more time to go. My favorite postcard is one by a finnish artist Inge Looks Old Ladies. My favorite! Thank you so much! I would love to see Alaska one day it is one of my dreams!!
marclively rated for 5 postcards in an envelope #7 on Mar 21, 2021
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carrotkate rated for Happy Place PC on Mar 17, 2021
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Comment: Monica, I would love to go to Alaska! And Susan Butcher sounds like a hero!
Lotusemilia rated for 3-3-3 Int'l on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything you've sent! I don't live by the ocean, but I do live at the edge of a very large lake, and it's lovely :) Happy swapping to you too!
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Comment: Thanks, Monica! I'm glad you liked the article. I hope you're taking care!
TabbyJay rated for Naked Map PC #17 on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you! I have actually never been to Disneyland in California but I have been to Disneyworld in Florida. I have also been to Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. :)
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #27 on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extras.
DoLammSu rated for Quick Swap Sticker Sheets on Mar 12, 2021
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Comment: Dear Monica ❤️ Thank you so much for all the amazing stickers. The ones with the birdcages are so great, I've never seen them before. 😘
KatKit rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live #8 on Mar 12, 2021
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Comment: Lots of questions and I will answer them all . Watch your mail for a random, no swap PC... just because. Thanks for the card.
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Comment: Thank you for the mermaid card :)
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything but especially the joy, peace and love stickers! I love all the ABC mysteries. I was so sad when Sue Grafton died. Unless she wrote it before passing she didn't make it to Z. ☹
megan1230 rated for PH: Animal Postcards #7 on Mar 2, 2021
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Comment: Great postcards! Thank you so much!! What a small world that you've been to Lancaster! I moved here in the mid-80's when I was a kid so I'm very much happy here! The postcards you sent me were absolutely stunning and I'm so excited for them! Thank you!

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Comments

dartha on Apr 1, 2021:

Thank you so much for your wonderful envelope full of so many goodies. Thank you so much. Love it all. Hope you are having a good April so far! take care, darla

OMG Love the heart art work - thank you so very much for sharing your gorgeous art work with me!!!

ARTG33K74 on Feb 27, 2013:

I had tried to put the video links in the rating message, at it was not legible. ☺

ARTG33K74 on Feb 27, 2013:

Sorry that rating message I left was a mess, here are clickable links: ☺ I live here.

This is downtown in winter and a mild traffic jam

This is the neighborhood in December

I'm into my little two minute videos of the city! ☺ I hope you have internet access able to stream video.

Whippet on Jan 5, 2013:

Happy New Year '2013 to you Monica! And thank you for the Christmas card you sent me. "Winter" in Florida can look cloudy, humid, cool/cold nights, fog, though the sun could come out tomorrow. Best Wishes!

racheljohnson on Dec 6, 2012:

Thank you for the wonderful holiday card and sweet note! Snail mail makes the season bright. :)

Swap-bot is lucky to have members like you. Happy holidays and happy swapping!!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

dalbright on Nov 7, 2012:

You’re invited! Come join: Desk De-clutter #7!

Whippet on Oct 9, 2012:

Yum, I imagine the coolness of Alaska with the Alaska state map postcard you sent to me. Thank you as I didn't have a map postcard from your state. Glad you liked the "little piece of Florida sunshine" I sent to you. When you put it on your car I can imagine the looks you'll get from others up there in the cold North this winter.

biasbabe on Oct 2, 2012:

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To the Nuts for Sewing Group

Bandkh1 on Aug 28, 2012:

Thank you for the completely unexpected gift of a beautiful postcard showing your home town. I so appreciate that you took the time to send it and it is already added to my ever growing collection. Thank you once again Monica and I hope we meet again in another swap. Barbara

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