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Flamingoloon

Flamingoloon
Date Joined: April 11, 2021
Last Online: June 16, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

I see many people have this disclaimer, so I will add one too. Please let me know if you haven't received anything from me, or need me to send postage because I didn't put enough on. I want this to be fun for me and the people I swap with, I don't want to be a problem. Just contact me if I need to make something right.

I'm a retired mother of boy/girl twins and enjoy getting things in the mail. I live near the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia with my husband, although I grew up in New Jersey. I say I'm in exile here, I would go back if I could afford to do that.

In my previous NJ life, I got married in 1991, and worked as a chemical lab technician, a useful career in industrial NJ. I worked for Anheuser-Busch in their baker's yeast plant; and then for Union Carbide, after their disaster at Bhopal, in R&D wire and cable. I really liked that job, but my husband was very unhappy in his job and got a job offer in Virginia. I was seven months pregnant with twins at the time, and unlike NJ, VA is not known for its industrial livelihood, so besides raising children and a couple of part time jobs, I haven't worked in years.

I'm an avid needleworker, I do cross stitch, needlepoint and surface embroidery. I enjoy sending and receiving postcards, I like almost all types of cards, even boring ones.

I read A LOT. I mostly like cozy mysteries, but have drifted into more hard core detective novels, and the occasional nonfiction nature book.

I look forward to meeting and swapping with everyone.

Allergies

Food allergies: I don't have any life threatening allergies, but I avoid soy, dairy and peanut products.

Likes and Dislikes

Likes and dislikes: I'm interested in many things, and I'm a Gemini, so my likes can change in an instant. I'm really struggling with what to write here, I like lots of things.

A person can't go wrong with me if it involves black tea, anything to do with tea, interesting buildings, historical places, animals, gardens, sunrises and sunsets, nature, and funny sayings. I really don't want to discourage creativity, so remember these are guidelines, I'm interested in everything.

I'm currently reading mysteries with food and/or pets. I'm also reading North on the Wing, a homage to Edwin Way Teale's book on following spring across the country, from South to North. I'm cross stitching an Alice in Wonderland themed pattern, and one with a fantasy castle.

I don't like cruelty, anything with graphic violence, or jokes making fun of something a person can't help like ethnicity or a birth defect.

Ratings

TeeB rated for Junk Journal Stash Stuff Swap on Jun 15, 2021
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Comment: I'm not really sure if it met swap requirements but I am disappointed. I threw most of it away.
Response: Sorry to disappoint.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard! I loved reading about that little lady's description of Elvis's burial lol. Definitely sounds like how we talk down here 🤣
ultracinematik rated for Cut and Paste Postcard - June on Jun 12, 2021
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Comment: Neat use of the stamps! Thanks!
Carollee922 rated for Far From Home PC Swap #5 on Jun 11, 2021
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Comment: Such a pretty postcard, I love vintage cards
heliogal rated for A Note For You # 103 on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the book recommendations and the nice tea and playing card! Loved it all!
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Comment: Thank you for swap. I'm glad that you had fun trying out a new craft. That's what it's all about. :-)
Leekoba rated for Tea For Thee # 103 on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the teas, i've never seen an Amy Teahouse tea! Happy Swapping!
LaughingVixen rated for FTLOC#1: Inspire Me Kit - June on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for box of goodies. I especially like the bat card (so cute!) and the teas. Ha! Those are such a hoot. I look forward to trying them 8)
Response: I got one of those teas in a swap, so I had to go and buy more. They are fun!
craftynut rated for Far From Home PC Swap #5 on Jun 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you or the fabulous postcard. I would especially like to see the fairy penguins.
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Comment: Ha! That's great that it turned out you enjoyed your hubs recommendation!! Also... I love, love the postcard you made of all the stamps. Namibia, Sri Lanka... so awesome. Thank you so much for a lovely swap!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the postcard I made. I've been having fun with stamps a friend has been sending me. You would not believe the number of Sierra Leone stamps of that dictator I have. I thought I had a lot of stamps of Queen Elizabeth, but I think I have more of this man.
kssunlover1947 rated for Cardboard A on Jun 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card and note. I love all the stickers you used. Even the cancelled Sally Ride stamp you used for astronaut.
Response: You're welcome! I had more fun than I thought I would with this swap. I hope you did too.
mmiller9956 rated for The Gossip Postcard on Jun 7, 2021
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porpie5 rated for Why Are You Keeping That? on Jun 7, 2021
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Comment: What a great light - it's like a space ship! This made my husband and me laugh so hard! haha! It's strange, that's for sure, but I said it has a nice long cord, we can use it on our deck if need be; meanwhile, I will use it for my dryer light as evidently Roper is saving money by not putting lights inside their dryers now. So thank you very much! What a goofy light and we are going to have fun with it! Thanks again! Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: I'm so glad you are enjoying it! We were totally nonplussed with it, I tried using it as a nightlight for my son, but it was too bright. We tried it as a hall light at night, but it was too distracting. It is a cool thing, but just didn't fit into our house. I'm glad you have ideas for it, and if not, maybe another swap is in order. I'm waiting to see what I get, I hope it's something fun.
DMill67 rated for Notecards in a envelope swap on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: OMG, I'm gonna treasure JFK
Response: I get them from the White House Historical Society, as a gift incentive to donate. Maybe they offer them for sale.
Lilyhax rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: Loved the article and that the hiker was saved. I love it when a community works together.
coleenfranks rated for Christian Postcard Swap #5 on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: Hi Judith, we swap again. Cool pc. Going to share it with a young friend who's learning that language. Thanks.
Response: Awesome! It looks so pretty, it's hard to believe it actually is writing. And then you see Arabic with numbers and you remember we use those. I wish your friend success with Arabic!
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Comment: Thank You! :) I love the paper! and I Love how the Lines go together!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Jun 5, 2021
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Comment: What a fun envie! Thank you!
MissNyx rated for Notecards in a envelope swap on Jun 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards and all the extras! My absolute favorite notecard is the whimsical one with the minstrel and his lady love. It is such a sweet picture!
SunTradeToo rated for PC/Stamp Combo on Jun 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🌞 Love everything!