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LaughingLoon

LaughingLoon
Date Joined: February 23, 2020
Last Online: May 14, 2021
Birthday: September 29
Country: United States
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About Me

IMPORTANT INFO: USPS has a new security policy that any package over 1/2 inch in thickness cannot use postage stamps! I have had several packages returned this week with a label explaining the policy. These must either be taken to the post office or machine labeled and franked by computer so the sender can be tracked. Yikes! If I get your package returned I will contact you. Thanks for understanding.

January 2021: Can’t believe we are still isolating. Our age group has been made eligible for the vaccine but there are no appointments available, We are lucky to have family close by, so we see our kids and grandkids regularly, but we miss our large extended family. Art keeps me busy. I now make enough to consider myself a full time glass artist. I still also create with paper and felting, so my main problem is that I have time to make but not enough social contact to give my stuff away. So I am happy to be back to swapping.

July 2020: the pandemic infection rate for Florida is sadly out of control. I have relocated to our cabin in Northeastern Vermont for the duration and hope to be home in late September. In the meanwhile, I have Internet which is basically squirrel powered. Therefore, I must take a break from swapping Until I have a reliable Internet connection. My husband, who must remain in Florida for work, will be shipping me the on open swaps so that I can catch up on ratings when I have some connection. In the meanwhile, everyone I have encountered through swapping remains in my prayers. Stay safe, hold your loved ones close, and God bless.

IMPORTANT NOTE; I am using orange mailer or usps.com to calculate mailing costs and leaving the envelopes and packages in my home mailbox for carrier pickup. This results in 3 consequences:

  1. I’m doing my bit as a ‘hot spot’ resident to minimize contact;
  2. On days when we have a sub postal carrier sometimes they don’t pick up my outgoing mail so it might be a days’ delay - and recently our carriers are not delivering OR picking up mail every day;
  3. The Post Office may say I calculated incorrectly. This may result in postage due. Apologies in advance, and I will pay the postage AND make you a ‘regret’ gift! Thanks for your understanding.

Recovering hoarder, working on destashing a shop’s worth of papercrafting supplies, ribbon and fabric. Know anyone who works in stained glass? I have a full closet of bevels I would love to share.

Disabled with a chronic pain condition about 10 years ago early retirement gave me time to focus on stained glass and fused glass art and other projects as my situation allows. Proud parent of 3 grown children with 1 on the autism spectrum; 3 grandkids ages 4 to11. Housemom to a 10 player Dungeons and Dragons weekly game preceded by dinner which I prepare.

About those grandkids: Daniel, 11 - Miami Dolphins; football; video games; plays in local football league; girls starting to notice him (he does not mind) so any guy grooming stuff). T shirt adult M. New glasses.

Hailey, 9: unicorns; crafts; all things pink; Little House books; baking. T shirt youth xl. Also new glasses.

Maddie, 4: playdoh, mermaids; beginner readers; girly hair items. T shirt 6x.

Hoping swapping will give me more chances to create and reduce the supplies - were I immortal there would still be plenty remaining!

About Me

Likes - favorite color is green but I also like jewel tones and brights. Strong preference for handmade items; recipes (particularly baking); herbal teas and flavored cocoas. Love Jane Austen novels and PD James mysteries; Harry Potter; Peanuts characters; Mr. Rogers and his simple philosophy of the power of kindness; old movies.

Dislikes - smoke-scented items (family member allergies); political themed items (please let’s all be kind to one another!); raunch (enjoy, just not my thing). Don’t need more stickers.

Know a quilter? I have fabric to share!

Favorite Crafts

If you made it, I’ll love it - time is a precious gift.

I work in stained glass and kiln fused glass. I sew simple things and recycle clothes into bags. I make cards and paper crafts. I love to bake (check out King Arthur Flour’s recipe site) and cook. I am a beginning weaver. I felt (my spouse says if the 16th century returns we are all set). I used to bead, now do so rarely. I make natural products for colds, skin products (in olden times called ‘simples’). - see 16th century compliment, above. I am (slowly) learning to play the harp. I am terrible so far. I cannot knit or crochet. Took a class and they refunded my money!

I love to receive

My over-the-moon, love-you-forever gifts would be anything with the phrases “the best is yet to come” - Especially on a fork or incorporating a fork. It was my late mother in law’s favorite phrase. Same for the phrase “in a world where you can be anything - be kind” or any Mr Rogers’ quote about kindness. That is in honor of my parents. Vinyl cutouts for walls with these phrases; stamped images; stamps - anything with them!

Handmade items of any kind Knitted or crocheted washcloths Old sheet music and lyrics Travel sized items and samples ATCs with/about literary characters (including Pooh’s family; Peanuts; Beatrix Potter; Harry Potter; Flower Fairies and anyone from old books) Herbal tea (no mint or chamomile, please) cocoa Autism themed items (not Autism Speaks, please) Mechanical pencils (constantly losing mine) Notebooks - I incorporate them into repurposed old books Short (no-show) socks Charms and metal accents for cards Fortunes from cookies Tiny seed beads in transparent colors

I am hoping to give more than I receive, so prayers and poems are my favorite extras rather than “stuff” - all belief systems are welcome; I have much to learn ...

Please share with others, and not with me: - short pieces of washi tape or ribbon. I have so much! - Odd Envelopes, unless handmade - ephemera - again, overloaded -scraps of paper or fabric

I love chocolate but remember it’s hot in Florida! Don’t send it between May and October (hot cocoa is always welcome)

Current challenges

And now about the current situation...

Like most of you, my family is still limiting social contact to minimize risk. Schools are part in person, part at home learning. Family members have contracted Covid, and survived, but damage has been done. Some friends are gone. Every day we adapt and triumph by keeping fear at bay and waiting for our entire family’s turn at vaccines. The chaotic transition in DC has added to the tension. Family members have ceased contact over differing opinions. Therefore, I would love to hear how you are managing and what keeps you upbeat - count your blessings and tell me how you are finding the light in the every day. My gift is more time with my family and the chance to share the things I love with the people I love. May the same be true of you.

Ratings

Ree87 rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Happy swapping!
Ladyadybug rated for Let’s get crafty #6 on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful goodies you have sent! :)
Aeon rated for YTPC: Mini Booklet with Pockets USA on May 9, 2021
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Comment: OMG Thank you so much for this gorgeous little booklet in my favorite color and with all these hilarious Anne Taintor quotes and pics! I love it! Thanks for the fun extras too. I can’t wait to try this vanilla macaron tea that I haven’t seen before. And I love this elastic ribbon! Perfect for a book closure. I haven’t seen that before either.
Response: Found the elastic ribbon in Walmart when looking for mask supplies!
TexyDeb rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Black Forest
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Comment: Mm omg Cakeeeeee! LOL!!!
AJ73 rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 6, 2021
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Petaltea rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Take care!
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Comment: Thank you so much for joining this swap! Your participation is very important to me! Have a blessed day!
KaliOya rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet Z USA on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the multi Z ATC:) ZigZag is a good one! I love the pocket. Please tell me what YouTube video you watched. I would love to make one. I like that it is double sided. The handkerchief is beautiful. It reminds me of one my mother carried. I look forward to trying the teas. Thank you for a such a generous and thoughtful swap. Happy swapping!
K8thecrafter rated for BIG happy mail swap -2 usa on May 3, 2021
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Comment: You went above and beyond in this swap. I loved everything you sent. Thank you!!
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Comment: I love the little bag you made! The second part hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m over the moon with what you sent already. It’s perfect for when I want to carry my snail mail supplies with me. Thank you for the lovely swap!
bf0932 rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your swap.
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rarjones rated for YTPC Mini accordion album on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE your album. So detailed and filled with so many special things. I will definately use the embossing folder too! I feel so blessed! You deserve more than one heart for your efforts in creating this album! Thank you ever so much:)
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Comment: Michele,I really love the tags you sent.They are so creative.I also make little pocket out of TPR,so much fun and yours are adorable.Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap,and all the extra goodies.
Response: And yet no heart. 😔
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Comment: Thank you SO much, Michele. Words are never enough to describe how happy I was when I opened your swap. Your handmade tags, library cards, ribbons, everything are just gorgeous. I cherish them all. It really brightened my day 🥺💕. I’d give you 10❤️s if I could. Please let me know if you’d like to do a private swap with me sometime. Thank you again. I hope you’re keeping well. -Serviana
hibiscus rated for A.I.- Alphabet ATC - F and G on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Great idea for these cards ! Really like how you incorporated several examples with their definitions in a most attractive style... very original take on this swap! Thank you so much for these great atc’s and a very special thanks for your inclusion of the stained glass designs ... will certainly be used and reused! Lucky me!
dmarie rated for USAPC pocket album on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: I love it ...so pretty...I love the sunflowers 🌻 .... Thank you for making this for me ! Thank you for the extra one to decorate ...so fun ! And thanks for joining my swap!
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Comment: Thank you sooo much! What a delightful surprise! We made the pumpkin muffins today and they were so yummy! It was difficult to hide your presents away knowing you made them for me. I really wanted to peek! But I did it! It's a looking time to wait! Thank you again for making me day!

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Comments

AliCrafter on May 10, 2021:

What a delightful surprise in my mailbox today! You are so very kind to send me the alphabet stickers for my little Chloe! Thank you lovely lady!

Mimi7 on May 3, 2021:

Please rate me for the F and G Atc's so I can archive this swap thanks so much

Mimi7 on Apr 29, 2021:

Hi Michele Did you receive A.I. Alphabet ATC's F and G from me? I sent on April 14th Just checking Thanks

CraftyShana76 on Apr 28, 2021:

Im posting here too bc it seems you aren’t getting my messages for whatever reason.

I have sent 2 messages via swapbot and I sent you an email with a pic of tracking for my resend. The first message I sent was April 16 and the 2nd April 27. I also sent u a message in June and July related to other swaps and they all say unread. I don’t know why you are not getting my messages.

Shana

CraftyShana76 on Apr 28, 2021:

Hi! I have sent you messages. Can you please reply? Thank you!

makestuff on Apr 25, 2021:

Welcome to the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting group!

teejlc on Mar 24, 2021:

Michele! oh my goodness, I literally had tears in my eyes when I opened your package yesterday. I LOVE birds and yellow is my favorite color so this gift really felt so personal to me- as if you know me in real life! I'm going to hang in my kitchen window right next to my window bird feeder so I can enjoy it every day. Thank you so much for the stamps as well. Much love to you!

LavenderSprinkles on Mar 12, 2021:

Thanks for blessing me with the lovely RAK. The girls are very excited! I truly appreciate the gift!

bostianh on Mar 1, 2021:

Thank you so much for the LSRU February wish list gift package, it was so beautiful and the glass heart is stunning!💖

Poohtat on Mar 1, 2021:

Thank you for my LSRUS Birthday wish. The poem is lovely and those diecuts are so cute.

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