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howdyholly

howdyholly
Date Joined: August 15, 2020
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: August 21, 1948
Country: United States

About Me

I am trying to cut back on my participation in Swap-bot....health issues. I will be very selective in the swaps I participate in. That said, I have lots of bags, stickers, postcards, lace, washi, papers and some ephemera and notecards. If you would like any, let me know. If you want particular items, again, let me know and I will see what I have.

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I live way out in the country - 5 miles from Rock Island. There is no rural mail delivery out here, hence the PO Box. Rock Island has about 100 people but I think they are counting legs not people. Mail is slow. Please have patience with my mail. If you don't get your mail from me within a reasonable time, please let me know and I will send it again.

My husband and I have both had our vaccines.

I have Bipolar II with depression. I sold my long arm quilting machine and am following the advice of my counsellor about anger, relaxing and getting back to a better mental state.

Favorite Crafts

I quilt - love making tops. Scrappy is my favorite.

I really like paper and fabric. Homemade postcards, envelopes, junk journals, fabric books, homemade paper, smash journals, etc. My manic side takes over and I get into too many projects.

Favorite Books

I read fiction...mostly science fiction these days - lots of pandemic and EMP end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it types. I have read the Red Rising series and really liked it. My favorite authors in this genre are: Ryan Schow, Christine Kersey, Jack Hunt, and T.L. Payne.

I also read thrillers and mysteries. Yes, all escapism.

Favorite Paper Crafts

I love paper. And I love fabric. I love combining them for whatever I am making. I like making junk journals from old books or from ideas I see on Pinterest.

My design style is very simple. If you want lots of decorations, my work will not thrill you. I am trying to find ideas to expand my horizons, but right now I am using paper to tell the story.

I love the color purple. In fact, my hair is in-your-face purple! Love it!

What I like in mail:

Color - especially purple, blue and green; and have grown into tans like vintage..

Texture - I LOVE texture. It can be subtle, background or the focus. Fabric used on projects is great.

Shape - All shapes on the project are great. I really like geometric, and freeform shapes (torn paper).

Other - I like butterflies, birds, cats, frogs and roses, Flowers are good. Plants and other animals are also good.

Religious - I am a Christian and I like religious symbols.

What I DISLIKE: Cutesy - 'sweet', cartoons, Disney; Confetti, Candy; Glitter; Negative thoughts; Political from any party or group; Tea - I can drink only herbal or decaf teas.

If I receive anything on my "dislike" list but the item meets the swap requirements, then you will receive a 5.

ABC's of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought I would give it a try. I got tired of all the room my list took up so I have compressed it.

A - Altered books, Animals, Accordion music, Avocados; B - Blue, Black, Butterflies, Birds, Bipolar II with depression; C - Cats, Cookies, Crochet, Crafts, Catfish fried, Christianity and its symbols; D - Donuts, Dogs, Decaf coffee, Denim; E - EMP (survival Sci-Fi), handmade Envelopes, cheese Enchiladas; F - Friends, Fabric, Frogs (but not as pets), Floral; G - God, Grandchildren, Gmail; H - Holy Bible, Hugs, Handmade items; I - Iced tea unsweet, decaf; J - Jesus the Christ, Jack my husband, Junk Journal; K - Kathleen my daughter; L- Love, Lace, Lap quilt, Lemons; M - Mexican food, Mockingbirds; N - Nuts, Neutral colors; O - Orange, Okra; P - Prayers, Postcards, Purple, Paper, Pinterest, my front Porch, Pecans; Q - Quilts, Quilting, Quality time with my husband; R - Rain, Roses, Reading; S - Sean my son, Smiles, Sunshine, Swapping, Sci-Fi, Sewing, Scrappy quilts; T - Texas, Twinkle lights, Texture; U - Ultramarine; V - Venison backstrap, Vellum; W - Water, Waffles, Wordplay game; X - Xi'an archeological site (I got to visit it and it was breathtaking); Y - Yellow, Yams; Z - Zoos!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for such lovely bits and pieces! The postcard is especially pretty and I must know what book the book page came from. I'm invested in the story! Leah
Allegrae rated for ART collab #89 add postage on Sep 20, 2021
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Comment: Got the PC! Thanks for sending.
mchesser12 rated for Anger Bible Study on Sep 19, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers to the Bible study and for the notecard.
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Comment: Holly, I love the page you created! It is perfect.
LadyJo rated for PH: Naked PCs - 6 Partners #2 on Sep 18, 2021
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Comment: thank you for the postcard! Our local fair is next week too! It has been really hot, so glad when we have cooler temps.
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Comment: Thank you for the great collection of postcards.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards:)
mcovey rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #33 on Sep 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you pc to send and extra pc ! Wow and a ticket with my birthday year , sunflowers and Atc. And notecard ! Very nice surprise!
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Comment: Thank you for the sticky notes (Hawaii). It is my card you sent to me, so I will just pass it along on the next round. Thank you
Response: Oh no! I can send you another if you would like.
myancey rated for PH: Naked PCs - 6 Partners #2 on Sep 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you. Georgia has major covid happening right now. So scary. I haven’t personally had it but I know it’s rampant
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Comment: Thank you
mchesser12 rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #3 on Sep 15, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards, notecard, and stickers.
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Comment: Hi Holly! I agree, these letter sets are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing them with me! I'm looking forward to using them, except for the cherry blossom one that goes in my box of letter sets to cherish forever! Thanks again and take care!
carrotkate rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #31 on Sep 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I will pass these along!
Lilyhax rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #3 on Sep 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and colorful postcards. I loved the card with the morning glories.
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Comment: I love the Pendleton Postcard and your answer!!! Cheers!
KathleenHope rated for Postcard Pen Pal on Sep 11, 2021
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Comment: Handmade postcards rock. I just LOVE YOUR POSTCARD!!!! I have no idea what it's made from. I would love to continue this pen pal swap....something on the way back to you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Jafferty rated for USED postcards swap #16 on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the flowery postcards and extras!
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Comment: Howdy neighbor! Thank you for the great postcards! I have not seen the flower box set ones before, so this was a treat. Thank you also for the extras! The snowflake heart stickers are so cute! Looking forward to some cooler days ahead- maybe not so much snow, but at least weather we can sit outside and not sweat buckets in! ;) Thanks again!
AzEkologi rated for Postcard Pen Pal on Sep 8, 2021
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Comment: Way cool homemade fabric PC! It was really neat to get something different in my mailbox! Kudos to you for teaching HS! I vowed that I'd never teach anything below college level. I taught college freshman for a few semesters and it was...well...not really fun. I'm a environmental consultant now and love it. Best, Rick

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Comments

KarenFife on Sep 14, 2021:

Hi Holly, Thanks for choosing me as your Unassigned Partner for Postcard Roulette August 2021. That’s funny because I picked you for mine!😄hehe

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2021:

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katjalves on May 7, 2021:

Thank you for sending me the stamp bag. It was a lovely surprise. Love you! <3

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

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