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howdyholly

howdyholly
Date Joined: August 15, 2020
Last Online: January 19, 2022
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 - mostly postcard swaps. 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 - often 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.

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 sharing! Cheers
funstuff rated for I SPY #9 on Jan 19, 2022
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Comment: I received your really cute postcard today. I really enjoyed the conversation on the front between the Tern's and the Crab. Thanks for sending it. fun stuff doris
HeidiJean rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #219 on Jan 18, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
myancey rated for I SPY #9 on Jan 15, 2022
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Comment: Holly I love kittens thanks super much
bethe rated for Catbook 9 on Jan 15, 2022
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Comment: Love these books. Thank you!
Saxofenris rated for Move your last signers on Jan 14, 2022
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squince rated for I SPY #8 on Jan 14, 2022
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debbiespoms rated for I SPY #9 on Jan 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Holly for the sweet & cute kitty painting with paws! This poor PC went through a war. Whoever postal person, stamped dark black ink right over kitty's head.🙁 It's too bad, they can't treat PC's with respect though.
AshleyA rated for Christian Postcard Swap #14 on Jan 13, 2022
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Comment: I really enjoyed your postcard about the Alamo! Thank you for sharing! 🥰
wyrdfae rated for Art Collab PC #95 (USA) on Jan 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I will add to this and send on
RoxieLilly rated for 5 x7 Art Journal USA #1 on Jan 12, 2022
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Comment: What a lovely homemade art journal.🙂 Thank-you.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
loverofpostcards rated for I SPY #8 on Jan 12, 2022
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Comment: Hi Holly. Thank you so much for the lovely package. So many extras too - I'm most grateful.
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Comment: Thank you! I've received the card and I will be passing it along soon <3
Fabriqueen rated for Bible verses and any message #2 on Jan 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the verses you sent! I agree that the psalms are awesome, so much wisdom there! Have a very Happy and Blessed New Year! Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for Bible verses and any message #1 on Jan 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for your verse and how it helps you daily! Have a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
craftynut rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #3 on Jan 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love to go round gardens too.
Fabriqueen rated for Bible verse on a postcard on Jan 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome PC and verse! Have a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard.

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Comments

theshyone on Dec 17, 2021:

Holly, I just received your mail today and you outdid yourself. It was stuffed full and so lovely! I loved everything. Thank you for sending such thoughtful goodies. You are awesome and made me feel awesome :D Thank you <3 Angela

heidiblooms on Nov 24, 2021:

Got your lovely little happy mail! Thank you for the stamps and postcards!! <3

DinkySparkle on Oct 2, 2021:

Hi! Got your excess bags! Awesome selection and will be in rotation soon! Thanks 💜🌸

katjalves on May 7, 2021:

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

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