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redyellownow

redyellownow
Date Joined: October 9, 2016
Last Online: September 28, 2023
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Update June 2023

NOTICE: my new local post office keeps deciding that my outgoing mail is non-machinable, and sending it back for more postage. I am frustrated, I am packing envelopes like I always have without trouble, weighing and adding the extra ounce as needed. But now I've just had my third envelope returned. If something you are expecting from me is late, I apologize. It may have been waylaid by the PO. I feel sad that I will not be able to include as many goodies as I would like. I will try the post office in the next town, but I don't get out there all the time.

Hi Friends! I'm feeling like what I appreciate most of all these days is a handwritten note. We are all just people who have hopes and dreams and hard times, sometimes. I want to remember that, I want to spread that feeling of connection around. At the end of the day, we all have so much more in common than we realize.

Tell me something about yourself, your day, pets, kids, a joke you heard, your favorite internet rabbit hole, habits you are trying to make or break, anything you want to say.

Wanna play a game? I'm going to put up a couple of questions to answer if you are writing to me in a swap. Or not, your choice :-)

Late Summer 2023 questions

1 Summer is wrapping up. Are you ready for fall, or sad to see summer go (or both)?

2 Do you decorate for holidays? Which ones, in what ways?

3 Favorite vacation? real or imagined is okay

We recently relocated to ABQ area after 25 years in the Pacific Northwest. Woo-wee, it's so different here and I am LOVING it :-)

Our mail comes to a mailbox grouping at the end of our street, about a half mile away from our house. I don't pick up the mail everyday. When I mark something sent, I've dropped it in the outgoing box but it might not be picked up until the next day.

Favorite Television

We don't have broadcast or cable TV, but woo-wee, have the streaming services exploded lately!

We have Amazon Prime for a month. We are finishing The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and planning to watch Jury Duty. Anything else we should prioritize?

We have enjoyed:

Bonus Family (Netflix, in Swedish, but don't let that stop you. It's a hoot!)

Succession (HBO Max) - and now it's done. That last season was a rollercoaster, eh?

Seinfeld - because we watched it in prime-time in the 90s, lol. It's so funny to see it again now, see what is still funny and what is not. (Netflix)

We used to have Apple TV, but don't right now. I liked Ted Lasso and the Morning Show. I hear the final season of Ted Lasso was a bit disappointing, though.

In the 80s I used to love a show called The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (starring Blaire Brown) - anyone remember that show? It was never released on VHS/DVD as far as I know - something about the music rights. I'd be so curious to see it again, see if it holds up for me.

Favorite Movies

Okay, I just saw Barbie and it exceeded my expectations. What did you think? We are also planning to see Oppenheimer soon.

We watch a wide variety of movies. It's hard to call favorites. Anything from the subscription service Film Movement is usually always good. They are foreign films - we get them at the library. I really enjoy foreign films, because I never know what to expect. It's fun to see different cultures, and wonder at the cultural references that we are missing in the subtitles.

Favorite Crafts

Daily Pages - see the Awesome Ladies Project for more info. It's free form scrapbook/collage/stamping/whatever makes you happy. A truly welcoming space, I encourage you to check it out. I'm branching out to include actual photographs on my pages, that's radical for me.

I also knit and cross-stitch, and have been doing a black work SAL with Peppermint Purple (group on Facebook) Since starting on Swap-bot, I've rekindled my love of Zentangle :-) I've enjoyed Soul Collage in the past, and have done mini Soul Collage cards.

I'm considering taking up scrappy quilting, though it's been a long time since I did machine sewing.

I'm just having so much fun being artsy again and trying new things and old things in new ways.

About Me

My favorite colors are yellows and purples. But really, I just enjoy color. The bigger and bolder the better, though I can also appreciate pastels and even black and white. The older I get, the more I appreciate all of the colors. Even browns and greys, which were never my favorite. If you had told me even 5 years ago that I would be considering brown shades for my living room, I would have scoffed at you. Moving to the desert southwest has given me a new appreciation for warmer colors.

'm learning Tarot - how fun! Also been attending workshops with the Oregon Friends of Jung and finding it fascinating. Analyzing my dreams has been an adventure and never boring.

I am not religious, so if you are sending holiday cards and have a non-religious option, I would appreciate that. However, I do appreciate the spirit of all things sent :-)

Random Goodies

You don't need to send me anything just to include something. I have enough stuff, and really just want to get to know people. If you want, use your stuff to decorate what you are sending me, or grab a sticky note or journaling card and answer one of my seasonal questions :-)

If this happens to be a swap where you are required to include something (or just can't help yourself, lol), I especially appreciate:

things that are decorated with colored pens, washi, stickers, you name it.

Washi samples

fabric scraps

stickers

notepad sheets to write notes to others in swaps

blank postcards

unused postage stamps

tea bags - I like everything except plain black and chamomile

any fun coffee thing

ATCs - I'm starting to make these, so I like to see what other people do.

Zentangles

Mail Tags (ask me a question and I will reply, or vice versa)

And what I appreciate most of all is a handwritten note. You can sub in a written note for a trade item anytime for me, I won't rate you down for it. Tell me something about yourself, your day, pets, kids, a joke you heard, your favorite internet rabbit hole, habits you are trying to make or break, anything you want to say.

Happy Mail, yay!

Postcards

I've been doing postcard swaps lately. I like things that are colorful, or beautiful nature scenes. I also have a fondness for box set postcards, if you have those to send, bring them on :-) I'm thinking about starting a group to swap box and book set cards. If you are interested, let me know.

I've decided to start collecting state postcards. No specific photo or artwork, just anything with the name of the state on the front. Don't worry about repeating states, it's not likely you will send the exact same one that I already have (and I don't have a lot right now). They do not need to be mailed from the named state. They can even be blank. If you need help deciding which one to send, here are some lists:

States I have nothing for:

Arkansas

Connecticut

Delaware

Georgia

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

North Dakota

Oklahoma

South Dakota

Tennessee

Vermont

Washington

West Virginia

Wyoming

States I have many for (but you can still send)

California

Florida

Michigan

Texas

States I have blanks for, but would love written:

Arizona

Idaho

New Mexico

Oregon

Utah

Washington

In the same vein, I love National/State Park cards, any manufacturer.

I do also collect Lantern Press, especially: the rainbow states National parks Mosaic

However, all cards are appreciated, and I so enjoy seeing the variety of cards that exist.

Ratings

Darlindanz rated for Random Postcard 27 & 46 on Sep 28, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the card! We still have a few in the south as well as the Dakotas to hit. I don’t necessarily plan trips around national parks, but if I am close I try to swing by. White sands is on my list though!
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Comment: Thanks for sending these three postcards my way.
shreve rated for ZEN USA ~ It's a String Thing # 006 on Sep 27, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for our beautiful swap with your tangles, lovely note, and extras. There are so many tangles and it can get overwhelming. I have a tangle a day calendar and I try to pick different ones to try in each square. I am way behind at the moment but I do enjoy spending time catching up. I find it relaxing.
Carachea rated for Random Postcard 27 & 46 on Sep 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the PC, Sherri! I loved your penmanship and thoughtful words. I do not have the patience for quilting but I admire it! And oh man the Chile’s sound so good. Take care!
user1664 rated for Random Postcard Swap #1 (US Only) on Sep 24, 2023
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Comment: Totally got my non-cute vibe! Loved it.
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Bad joke postcard swap #12 on Sep 24, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard. I enjoyed the joke! Sometimes I'm a procrastinating potato! And I appreciate the Tim Holtz butterfly you added.
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Comment: thank you so much :)
CHOWEFACE rated for Lantern press blank envie swap #61 on Sep 20, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the cards- especially them being the typography ones! I also started to collect the line drawing series, they look like aerial views of a place, usually a city but drawn like a cartoon. I enjoy the artwork on LP cards :)
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Many thanks, Marc
mcorbus rated for ZZ ~ ZAZU on Sep 17, 2023
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Comment: Amazing tangle; thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the Coeur d' Alene postcard. What a beautiful sunset over the lake!
noone7212 rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #45 US Only on Sep 13, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) Beagles are the best, anytime! Your coyote sillouette sounds like a lot of fun
Ramya rated for Morning Pages on Sep 11, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful letter about your experience and past experiences with morning pages! I am inspired by your comments and insights to keep it up and be mindful of many aspects of the process. I did read The Artist's Way long ago, perhaps it is time for me to re-read! Happy Swaps to you...
di53 rated for Any PC Hello - USA #4 on Sep 9, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much! I had never heard of Ganavan, Oban. I was surprised to discover that it's in Scotland! I'm still watching Mrs. Maisel too. I'm going to miss it! I am still playing Wordle. It's so frustrating sometimes!
Shellyr rated for Multiple ATC cards at once on Sep 9, 2023
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corporategoth rated for Multiple ATC cards at once on Sep 8, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! :-)
pernie123 rated for WIYM: **BIG CITY PC SWAP** on Sep 7, 2023
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Comment: Amsterdam--nice card. The Dutch are great cooks.When there, I couldn't wait for the next meal. Summer is here. 92 degrees. The sunflowers are at last in great display.
RaspberryRobot rated for State Postcards on Sep 6, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the super cool Chili Heart NM Card! My grandparents lived in New Mexico when I was growing up - I have many fond memories =) Happy Swapping!
sera rated for Any PC Hello - USA #4 on Sep 6, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much for the night cityscape of Detroit pc! I’ve always loved city lights. I actually don’t know any facts about Detroit either sorry to say, haha.

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Comments

pernie123 on Sep 7, 2023:

Sad to see summer fading away since it just arrived after a rainy couple of months. I do not look forward to winter. Fall in VT should be beautiful. In a few weeks, the tourists will come.

BlueberryLady on Aug 31, 2023:

Welcome to our Beginners Crafting Group ! Hope you will sign up for a Swap or even Host one.. Have a Great Week !
Jean

Rainydancer on Jul 29, 2023:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

CardCatalogue on Apr 19, 2022:

Re: my rating. “Eating your letter”! Always check autocorrect!! RATING 😆

Tiff121 on Feb 14, 2022:

Hello. Thank you for the nice letter and goodies. I have a letter going out to you today.

CraftyShana76 on Apr 6, 2021:

Hi Sherri! I really enjoyed reading your profile. I’d love to send a note and mail tag to you. The type of food I’d love to try that I never have is Pho Noodles. There is a restaurant by my house that I’ve always wanted the visit. Have you ever had them? Have a great day!!

moonmold on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hello from Arkansas. I would answer your profile questions as well, but my answers would be boring, so instead I'll tell you a habit I'm trying to make--I want to cook more! Today I made tacos. I hope you have a good day. :)

CapitanSmirk on Apr 5, 2021:

Good morning!!

Love your profile! I’ll answer your April questions too!

  1. I’ve always wanted to try Ramen or Pho from an actual restaurant. I’ve had the microwave kinds but I know they aren’t even close to the same!

  2. I would keep working on cleaning up my house and decluttering. I would also sleep in every day! I’m not a morning person but my alarm goes off at 5:30am every day!

  3. There have been times I snooped as a child and found Christmas gifts but I can’t think of any other time I snooped around!

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lrm1980 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hi Sherri! Greetings from St. Louis! Happy spring! I’ll answer your April 2021 questions! :)

  1. I’d like to try some local foraged foods, especially paw paws! I’ve heard them compared to a “tropical custard” flavor. I’ve planted 2 tiny trees in my yard, but they likely won’t bare fruit for a couple/few more years.

  2. The practical side of me says 3 days to get my house all clean and orderly!

  3. This isn’t really snooping, but I’ve found quite surprising things about ancestors in old newspapers! (For example, I have a great, great grandmother who was arrested for selling liquor during the prohibition!)

Hope you are well. Have a great day!

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jaimierandolph on Apr 5, 2021:

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Good Morning from Odessa, Texas! I hope you have a really great day and enjoy the sunshine! I noticed that you like cross-stitching, that is my favorite as well!

Hugs!

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