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Wylde

Wylde
Date Joined: February 22, 2022
Last Online: September 21, 2022
Birthday: September 1
Country: United States

About Me

I love the post and started getting into art mail and letter writing about a year ago. I enjoy making things and crafting little packages too. Joining swap-bot is another step on my little happy mail journey.

Professionally, I'm a scientist; I study viruses and vaccines. Yes, it's been a particularly interesting/exhausting few years so I'm grateful for the distraction of the happy mail. I know there are strong opinions about vaccines right now; I respect everyone's opinion, don't push an agenda and don't want any drama!

Personally, I'm a mother of three: two boys (ages 10 and 8) and one sweet little girl with special needs (age 7). I also have one husband and two standard poodles.

Things I love: Mostly everything I love centers around the creation of something fabulous (maybe just my opinion) or functional from very basic components. I love transforming these 'ingredients' by applying imagination, love, time and skill. For example, creating a sock from a single, unbroken strand of yarn; I know we do it all of the time, but the transformation is really amazing. So the top raw materials that I love:

  • paper. I could go on and on here. I love everything about paper from the function to the texture. I love bookbinding and papercrafting.

-yarn. I love to knit. I spent one year knitting sweaters for my daughter from patterns. I spent the next year learning to design her sweater patterns, and then knitting the sweaters. And then the next year she decided that she didn't like wearing sweaters, too itchy i guess.

-thread. I enjoy sewing. I used to sew clothing on my machines and more recently switched to hand sewing. I love Alabama Chanin and spent a few months hand-sewing a Chanin-style dress for my daughter last year. The dress had stains within a week, but it's all about the process, right . . .

-grain. I grew up on a farm and spend the summers combining wheat throughout the US. I now grind my own flour on a stone-burr grain mill and try to incorporate it into my baking, etc. Getting the texture right is actually surprisingly difficult; I'm still working on it.

My other love interests: -letter writing and meeting new pen pals -stationary and cards -printing and letter pressing -fountain pens and good inks -journaling -writing -jewelry making, beads and nice charms -meditation -painting -calligraphy, or at least I'm trying to learn -gardening, seeds -and the obvious, unstated, spending time with my family

Favorite Music

I like most music types; I mostly listen to country because that’s what my kids like. I love acoustic guitar and instrumental.

Favorite Books

I joined McSweeney’s new release book club and quartet concerns a few years ago and love everything they send out. I read a lot of YA with my kids, the Harry Potter series was a huge hit.

Favorite Crafts

This could take awhile, I like to try everything and enjoy honing certain aspects of a craft. Of interest: knitting and sewing clothing, hand sewing, book binding, paper crafts, gardening, brewing, jewelry making, baking. . .

Ratings

suepier rated for LSRUS: Send a Postcard x5-Int'l on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
suepier rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
TexyDeb rated for LSRUS: Send a Postcard x5-Int'l on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, the words on the sticker, the mix of postage stamps and your kind words.
Onyx rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Jun 13, 2022
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Comment: Pretty card! Wishing you a pretty summer too :)
simcoe54 rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Jun 12, 2022
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Comment: Nice pc. Thanks
mchesser12 rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard - love the colors! I also like summer. One of the main reason is a two month break from work!
Moxieroe rated for LSRUS: A Letter and a Tuck-in-Int'l on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and great goodies!
nanadiana rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Jun 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful teal and green pc and your nice message. Love the stamps, too. So far today, we have sunshine but rains are suppose to return this afternoon, but that's Spring in the Pacific Northwest and we need the rain anyway. Take care and thanks for making my day!
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Comment: Thanks for this great PC, quote and stamps. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you for such fun happy mail! I LOVE your notebook so, so much! The envelope is so pretty (I love the font you used), and the butterflies and doodles are super fun. Thank you! <3
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. I hope you get my penpal letter soon. Great to have you as part of LSRUS.
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Comment: Thanks so much!!! I love everything!!
vneal5 rated for New Pen Pal on May 29, 2022
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Comment: Loved the letter thank so much
nomadmama rated for ZINE WORD OF THE YEAR on May 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the resend. I love your word of the year and how you plan to implement it. I tend to over commit too for the same reasons. Also, thank you for the beautiful postcards!
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Comment: Hi Helen, Thank you for the journaling card, poppy seeds, three post cards & note card. It has been raining so much that the grass is growing like crazy but nothing else, yet...
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Comment: Thank you for your letter + extra! I enjoyed reading about your hobby; I can't sew to save myself, but I am trying to get back into knitting after not practicing since I was a teenager, so we'll see how that goes!
Begokschaf rated for Stuff the Mailbox #36 on May 12, 2022
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ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #36 on May 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
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Comment: Hi there! I hope to write back this week. Sorry it's taken so long!
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Comment: Thanks for sending these postcards my way. I also sent out two received in round 7. Many thanks for the extra postcards.

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Comments

yvonne401 on Apr 14, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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