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middleearthtraveller

middleearthtraveller
Date Joined: July 22, 2020
Last Online: May 17, 2022
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I've started a group: Altered Playing Cards Only (APCO) --join us, won't you?

Hello, I live amidst the cornfields in East Central Illinois, USA.

Aquarius. Librarian-type. Pluviophile/Ceraunophile.

I love travel, so tell me about where you're from!

Camping and going to live concerts are things I do.

I exchange loads of postcards, and trying my hand at stamp-collecting. I love swapping ATCs and APCs--I host an ATC/APC swap group via Instagram.

Note: I weigh all outgoing mail; if I ever have postage due, let me know, and I will amend the issue!

Favorite Music

I adore music, and would love to hear about your favorite songs/artists. My favorite music includes Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, Phish, and most classic rock in general. But I love listening to new things!

I've been falling asleep recently to a playlist called "sad cello" and now, "midnight thunderstorms." Some "sad melancholy Chopin" as well.

This is going to be the year (2022) of lofi hiphop, "chillhop." It's been great for when I need to focus on work tasks thus far this year!

Favorite Television

Outlander. British television in general. Twin Peaks. Black Mirror. Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul. Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Bridgerton is so fun!

Have really been into The Witcher and Wheel of Time.

Favorite Books

I read a lot; any recommendations?

LOVES: LOTR, Dune, ASOIAF, The Kingkiller Chronicle, Circe, The Chocolate War, Tana French novels, Three Dark Crowns, The Southern Reach Trilogy, Discovery of Witches

Fantasy. SciFi. Nonfiction.

Recently Read and Enjoyed:

Lovecraft Country

Normal People

Little Fires Everywhere

Throne of Glass series

Mexican Gothic

Prisoners of Geography

Stuff I like

Any kind of ephemera--lately: book-themed or travel-themed, pop culture

Painted Papers, please!

ATCs! APCs!

Tourist-y postcards!

Stamps, stamps, stamps (used, from everywhere)

New or used stamps with state name

Libraries

Forest-scapes

Camping

Cozy Cabins

Vintage anything

Board Games

Books

Book pages

Folk Art--esp. Eastern European, Scandinavian

Zines

90's era music magazines

Music

Cats

ATC materials

Junk Journal materials

Rain

Postcards from where you live--written and stamped!

Dislikes

Overall, items have been lovely. But there are a few things that I really don't have use for:

Tea

Kids TV/movie stickers--please no more paw patrol, minions, sesame street, etc.

Stained postcards

Gnomes

Overtly religious items

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the U of Illinois pc. It looks like a beautiful campus. Yes, I do love living in the PNW. It is a beautiful place to live, but the rainy/grey cloudy days can get to you in the winter. The Spring/summer is beautiful though!
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Comment: Received your Flowers PC today and thanks very much! So pretty! Enjoy your day.
christy102194 rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #26 on May 6, 2022
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Comment: TY for the artsy cat pc! ^^
Softawoo rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Black & White Collage on Apr 25, 2022
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Comment: Thanks Karla! Cool cards and also, although a little odd to mention, maybe, this envelope is awesome. AND the stamp. Your packaging game is very strong. I'm assuming you made the envelope? If you bought it, I'd love to know where. :)
magicinker rated for USATC Black and White ATC on Apr 24, 2022
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Comment: hi Karla, Thank you so much for your black and white ATC Loved it so much !! Perfect! Merry Springtime ...
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #19 on Apr 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
TeaNi rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #27 on Apr 22, 2022
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Comment: thank you very much for the delightful ephemera pocket flipbook- I love all the little papery treasures you included! Hope your new floors turn out beautifully! :)
tatntole rated for RAKS ~ April on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: You were a wonderful swap partner, all 3 received thank you.
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Comment: Loved everything. Thanks so much for making this swap special..
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Comment: What a wonderful ATC! Thank you also for the extra bookmark. Dyeing in coffee was a great idea.
myancey rated for WTF PC Swap R3 on Apr 4, 2022
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Comment: Love the banana in the sky card. Thank you so much
MuggleMom rated for 2 for 2: Florals on Apr 2, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the ATCs - love the rose one! xxMuggleMom
grammypammy rated for RAKS ~ March on Mar 31, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for all the great RAKS you sent me this month! Hope to see you join again in April! I have received all 3 RAKS!
SkaGirl rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #26 on Mar 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the really cool ATC! It was oddly perfect for this tabletop gaming character that I've been playing and that was a really cool coincidence!
Rottmom rated for AMA: Put a Postage Stamp on it ATC on Mar 22, 2022
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Comment: Such a lovely ATC, and thanks so much for the extra goodies! :)
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Comment: Thank you very much for the fun ephemera! Love the cute kawaii happy mail stickers, playing cards are always fun to use in my junk journal. And thank you for the earth diecuts!
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Comment: WOW! Thank you for the amazing cat ATC. You did a great job on it. I just love it. It's so simple yet so appealing. I will enjoy the gelli print paper too. Take care & happy swapping!
TeaNi rated for SMSUSA: 5 Things 1 Envelope on Mar 14, 2022
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Comment: Everything you sent is absolutely delightful- thank you! :)
Chantica rated for OATCs: Domestic Cat ATC on Mar 12, 2022
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Comment: Happy mail 💌. Thank you for the Cat ATC I liked the how you used negative space. My grandmother had a Siamese cat when I was growing up and to this day it is the meanest cat I have ever met no cuddling with that one. Thanks for sparking that memory 🐾. The courting skeletons sticker was much appreciated as well as the other goodies. Happy Swapping.

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Comments

sleepykitty on Apr 25, 2022:

Thanks so much for the great tarot cards for your April RAK! I love them!

tatntole on Apr 21, 2022:

RAK- April 1 and 2 of 3. Very thoughtful, thank you.

AJ73 on Apr 20, 2022:

Thank you for all of the ACT’s made by various artists. Now I know what to do so I can make a few too. You are so kind and generous. I’m still looking at them and admiring all the work, energy and talent!!!

grammypammy on Apr 1, 2022:

RAKS ~ March

Received #3/3

Thank you for the adorable Care Bear stickers! These are so cute! Thanks for all the goodies for this swap! I enjoyed receiving from you!

Hugs, Pam

user6937 on Mar 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for my March wish! pm'ing you :)

Krochet4Life on Mar 17, 2022:

You are so very very welcome!!

hugs

Debbie

grammypammy on Mar 16, 2022:

RAKS ~ March

Received #1/3 from you and love the postcards, thanks so much!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Mar 14, 2022:

RAKS ~ March #2/3

Thank you so much for all the postage stamps!

Hugs, Pam

ittybittykitty on Mar 14, 2022:

Thank you so much for the tarot/oracle cards - they’re really lovely! Many of them are from decks I’ve never seen before…so cool!!

bbsporty on Mar 14, 2022:

Thank you for the Feb RAK Only - Harry Potter Postcards!

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