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neea1989

neea1989
Date Joined: September 5, 2018
Last Online: November 26, 2022

Country: Finland
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โš ๏ธ ๐‘ƒ๐‘ณ๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘บ๐‘ฌ ๐‘ต๐‘ถ๐‘ป๐‘ฌ โš ๏ธ

If you're sending me anything larger than a letter in a regular envelope from OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION, please use a customs form to declare the contents and value of your shipment! If you don't do this and it gets held up at customs, I will have to guess who it's from and what's in it when I fill out a bunch of forms in order to receive the package, which I'd rather not do because I don't want to get in trouble for accidental tax evasion lol. I know some countries consider anything sent in an envelope a "letter" and anything larger than that a "package", but for me (and I assume the rest of the EU), whether or not I need to pay import taxes depends on the contents, not the size of the shipment. Please help me avoid becoming a tax evader! ๐Ÿคฃ

๐Ÿ’Œ ๐‘ด๐’š ๐’”๐’˜๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐Ÿ’Œ

โ‡ข I only host swaps for which I'm willing to angel for a swapper, should someone flake on their partner.

โ‡ข Not all my swaps allow newbies with no ratings to join them. If you're a total newbie, or an established swapper with a wrinkle in your rating, and therefore don't meet the rating requirement of the swap, feel free to message me! I'll gladly do the same swap privately with you. :^)

โ‡ข Speaking of rating requirements: no matter how much you beg and plead, the rating requirements in my swaps will not budge. At all. Ever.

โ‡ข I always send my swaps on time, and I mark them as "Sent" on the day I've put stamps on them and left them in the outgoing mail box across the street, from which it will be collected around 4pm from Monday to Friday. However, it being the outgoing mailbox instead of the post office, the stamps on anything I send will usually NOT be canceled until a few days later, if at all, especially now that the pandemic is making a mess out of things. Naturally this is 100% out of my control, so please don't be a petty dingus about it. If I'm ever late with a swap, I will let you know beforehand!

โ‡ข Similarly, giving me a 1 with no prior communication and/or when I haven't had the chance to offer to resend the swap says more about you than it says about me.

โ™๏ธ ๐‘จ๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐ŸŒˆ

Hiya! I'm Neea. I'm a Finnish les๐Ÿan in her 30s, a Sagittarius, single as heck and on all levels except physical I am a cat lady. The only thing I'm missing are the cats. I'm getting plenty of practice with my roomie's cat, though!

I'm a textile artisan, meaning that I craft all sorts of things out of textile materials - fabric, wool, needle and thread, all things yarn-y. Feel free to send me your leftover fabric and yarn. ๐Ÿ‘€ I like to sew, crochet and weaving all sorts of things like tapestries, rugs, blankets, scarves... and I hecking love embroidery, both "old school" granny style cross stitch stuff, and the modern kind that the crafty side of instagram does. Recently I've started learning how to sew my own clothes, so if you have any sewing patterns you no longer need, I will gladly look after them! My favourite fashion styles range from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. I do love me some shoulder pads - and mail order catalogues.

Besides textile and fiber related things, my hobbies include painting, drawing, paper crafts, reading, writing, snail mailing, enjoying nature, traveling, roadtrips and learning about different cultures and languages. When I have the time and patience, I digitally draw things on my drawing tablet. โญ

I read mostly non-fiction of all sorts, memoirs and biografies, gay romance, historical fiction and a rather worrisome amount of fanfiction. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I also tend to re-read my favourites from my teenage years again and again and again... even if they've aged like eggs and milk rather than fine wine.

I also like poetry! I'm hesitant to call myself a poet yet, but I do write some myself. My secret dream is to publish a whole book(let) of them! Maybe one day... in the meantime, do share your favourites with me! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ

I love learning foreign languages. I'm currently learning Korean while trying not to forget my Latvian and everything else. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

I've had people both in real life and online tell me that I gave them a very intimidating first impression, but that later they realised that I'm just... a socially challenged marshmallow. ๐Ÿ˜ณ I promise I'm nice. ๐Ÿฅบ I'm only unpleasant on purpose when things get political and this is not the place for that. ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ’Œ ๐‘บ๐’๐’‚๐’Š๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’ & ๐‘จ๐’“๐’•๐’” & ๐‘ช๐’“๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’” ๐Ÿ–

CRAFTS:

I LOVE YARN. Please send me all kinds of fun yarn. Pastel colours are great. If it sparkles somehow, I guarantee I will love it. I prefer cotton, wool of all kinds, linen, bamboo and other natural fibers. So no polyester or acrylic, please!

Embroidery thread, quilt kits and fabric scraps are awesome. Feel free to dump all your leftovers in my mailbox.

Snail mail supplies: letter sets, letter paper, envelopes, postcards, address labels, stickers, sticky notes, note pads, washi tape...

Gel and glitter pens in fun colours! โœจ๐Ÿ–โœจ

Glanzbilder or kiiltokuvat or whatever those are in English. These are not the same as whatever people call "die cuts" though. I think googling "Victorian scrapbooking" or "German scraps" will give you the right idea.

Patterned craft paper, origami paper, book pages and pretty much anything I can use in paper crafts. Even things like newspaper clippings in different languages! ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Rubber stamps, clear stamps, stamped pieces of paper.

In general, I like making things I can use. I've made a ton of wooden spoons and spatulas and other kitchen tools in a women's woodworking class, and a couple of ceramic pots in a pottery class a couple of years ago. I always love to try new things, even if I don't end up loving it.

ART:

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Surrealism, symbolism, romanticism and impressionism are some of my favourite art styles - basically anything from the 1800s. Also female portraits in any style. I love the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, Amrita Sher-Gil, Artemisia Gentileschi, Janis Rozentฤls, John Singer Sargent, John William Waterhouse, Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Claude Monet, Rudolf Koivu, Akseli Gallen-Kallela...

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Folk art and indigenous art, textiles and photography!

Kids' art! I've received some kids' drawings in swaps where a drawing or a sketch is required, and I love it. Especially if it's something weird or random.

๐ŸŒ™ ๐‘ด๐’š ~๐’‚๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’„~ ๐ŸŒˆ

FAVOURITE COLOURS & COLOUR COMBINATIONS

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  • jewel tones
  • dark berry colours
  • gold details
  • brass
  • texture wise, I really like velvet and silk

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  • pastel colours
  • violet, lavender
  • soft pinks
  • mint, turquoise, aquamarine, baby blue

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  • forest colours

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  • autumn colours

FAVOURITE ANIMALS:

  • Foxes
  • Raccoons
  • Bunnies
  • Mice and other cute little rodents
  • Capybaras are kind of hilarious (they look at everything and everyone like they're suspecting you of something shady??)
  • Cats
  • Lynx
  • Dog breeds that have the kind of face that wolves or foxes do (so yes to shelties and shibas, no to pugs and frenchies)
  • Wolves and the rest of the Canidae family
  • BEARS. I fricking love bears.
  • Deer and other antler-y creatures
  • Hedgehogs
  • Squirrels
  • Crows, ravens, kestrels...
  • I like all kinds of cute and furry things! I prefer animals of the Northern Hemisphere though. Think Nordic, Alpine, Canadian or Arctic wildlife! โ„๏ธ

FAVOURITE FLOWERS

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  • Twinflower (linnaea borealis)
  • Lily of the valley (convallaria majalis)
  • Harebell (campanula rotundifolia)
  • Spreading bellflower (campanula patula)
  • True forget-me-not (myosotis scorpioides)
  • Strict forget-me-not (myosotis stricta)
  • Lingonberry (vaccinium vitis-idaea)
  • Wood anemone (anemonoides nemorosa)
  • Arctic starflower (lysimachia europaea)
  • Common hepatica (anemone hepatica)
  • Wild rosemary (rhododendron tomentosum)
  • Buttercup anemone (anemonoides ranunculoides)

RANDOM STUFF I LIKE:

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  • folklore and mythology
  • goddess and angel imagery
  • feminist art and yonic imagery
  • rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ
  • lesbian stuff
  • labrys
  • the venus symbol โ™€
  • Sappho the OG lesbian, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Tove Jansson, Oscar Wilde...
  • basically any gay stuff, like Keith Haring's art or life sized cardboard cutouts of Freddie Mercury (please get me one)
  • constellations, aurora borealis, planets and other space stuff
  • witchcraft, occult, all things magical
  • actresses Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Rita Hayworth...
  • vintage pin up portraits (Gil Elvgren etc)
  • 80s and 90s aesthetic
  • touristy fridge magnets (not ceramic!)
  • feminist art, zines and literature (please see my "things I don't like" for this bit though!)
  • zines in general: tiny ones, big ones, black and white, full colour, photocopied, fancy printed ones...

๐ŸŽต ๐‘ด๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’„ & ๐‘ป๐‘ฝ ๐Ÿ“บ

MANGA & ANIME:

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  • 70s, 80s and 90s shoujo in general is pretty neat
  • Akatsuki no Yona
  • Akira
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Doraemon
  • Emma
  • Fruits Basket
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Ghibli movies
  • Hana Yori Dango
  • Love Stage!!
  • Maple Town, Bannertail and other old and cute children's anime series!
  • My Love Story
  • Nana
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Otoyomegatari
  • Peach Girl
  • Ranma ยฝ
  • Rose of Versailles
  • Sailor Moon
  • Shoujo Kakumei Utena
  • Yotsuba&!

CARTOONS & COMICS:

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  • Alfred J. Kwak
  • Babar
  • Bannertail
  • Barbapapa
  • Care Bears
  • Cheburashka
  • Ducktales
  • Garfield
  • Jem and other 80s and 90s "girly" cartoons
  • Krtek
  • Maisy Mouse
  • Miffy/Nijntje
  • Moomins
  • My Little Pony (the 1980's series, not MLPFIM)
  • Peanuts
  • Peppa Pig
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Kumamon and other Japanese kawaii characters
  • W.I.T.C.H.

MUSIC:

Mostly female fronted rock bands from pop-rock to heavy metal, female singer-songwriters, female pop singers and folk musicians. Artists such as Alanis Morissette, BEHM, Britney Spears, Cรฉline Dion, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Erja Lyytinen, Florence + The Machine, Halestorm, Halsey, Heart, Hedningarna, Jenni Vartiainen, Kikka, Mariah Carey, Reba McEntire, Roxette, Sade, Shania Twain, Sia, Sinรฉad O'Connor, Skunk Anansie, The Cranberries, Tori Amos, Vรคrttinรค, Wagakki Band, Warlock and Whitney Houston.

Feel free to recommend me music you think I might like!

KPOP:

  • BTS (Yoongi & Jimin are my faves โ™กโ™กโ™ก)
  • KARD
  • Hyuna
  • Sunmi
  • Wonder Girls
  • 4Minute
  • Blackpink
  • Monsta X
  • Wonho
  • B.A.P
  • Shinee
  • DBSK
  • BoA
  • Mamamoo
  • Jessi
  • Hyolyn
  • Chungha
  • Everglow
  • H.O.T
  • Shinhwa

I listen to a lot of different genres of kpop, but I only really keep up with what BTS is doing. If you ask me how many members EXO has left or who's who in LOONA, I would have to google it, lmao.

๐Ÿ“ ๐‘ญ๐’๐’๐’… & ๐‘จ๐’๐’๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐Ÿ‰

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ALLERGIES & DISLIKES

Too much dairy will make my insides explode. A little bit won't hurt, and I will probably still try whatever treats you send me (and let my will-eat-anything roomie have the rest), but dairy free things are very much appreciated!

I've been a vegetarian for nearly 20 years, so consuming too much animal products does not... end well. I have started to slowly reintroduce seafood into my diet because of Reasonsโ„ข - so, shrimp flavoured crackers: yes please. Beef jerky: no thank you.

I really, really don't like sour candies.

Hate is a strong word, but it's still not strong enough to accurately describe how much I flipping hate passion fruit.

TEA & COFFEE

Yes please: I drink mostly black tea, I like most flavours I've come across. Chai, cinnamon, spicy teas, peach, orange, mango, honey, herbs, Christmas-y flavour combinations, vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, breakfast teas, Earl Grey... pretty much anything goes. Rooibos is also nice. Recently I've got into those flavoured instant coffee portion bags - I'll drink anything with hazelnut, vanilla, caramel and other delicious things!

Some tea brands I like: TAZO, Pickwick, Bigelow, Pukka, Twinings, Teekanne, whatever Lidl sells... I'll try anything I can't get in Finland!

Absolutely not: green tea, hibiscus, chamomile, rosehip, passion fruit, detox/diet teas, pyramid bags, most Nordqvist "flavours" lol

EDIBLE THINGS:

I looove chocolate with bits in it. Doesn't matter what it is, nuts or berries, gooey caramel or something else entirely. Rum or punch? Bits of peppermint candy or liquorice? Sea salt and caramel? Heck yes. If you can get me a shipping container's worth of those coconut Ferrero Rochers, I will love you five-ever.

Crackers and cookies? Yes please. I love things I can dunk in coffee or drown in hummus and guacamole.

I love nuts and dried berries and other healthier snack options. Even if/especially when they're covered in chocolate, hahaha. I also like seaweed snacks!

I LOVE LIQUORICE. Any colour, sweet or salty (but I do prefer the salty kind).

I don't eat a lot of gummy candies, but I love Haribo's peach candies. Those are sooo good.

Favourite candy and chocolate brands: Brunberg, Panda, Halva, Laima, Kalev, Fazer, Marabou, Ferrero, Vego, J. D. Gross, whatever brand makes those round Mozart things.

โŒ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’๐’'๐’• ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† โŒ

Items related to Thanksgiving, Halloween, 4th of July and other American holidays.

People who misspell my name, or people who straight up give me a new name because they've never seen it before so clearly it can't be a real name. เฒ _เฒ  No, my name is not Neena, Neera, Negra, Neaa, Nea, Nena, Nene, or Naea. If you're literate enough to navigate this website, I expect you to be able to write four letters in the order they're supposed to be written in.

MINIONS. Get those yellow demons away from me. ๐Ÿ‘น

Most geeky stuff, such as video games, superheroes, Marvel, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Stranger Things, LOTR and so on. I'm, like, super not into it. Anything related to these will just be regifted to my roomie. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Cosmetic products. I don't mind sheet face masks or chapsticks, but all sorts of wrinkle cream or lotion samples are just wasted on me.

Faux progressive politics. Don't be so open minded that you let your brain fall out.

...speaking of which: I'm a feminist but I have no use for embarrassing "Smash the patriarchy!! [picture of a fist with manicured nails]" or "Feminism is for everyone!" or "Feminists are cool!" or "Blarhgf blahrgrg the radical notion that women blahblaghfhgd" stickers and such. Miss me with that free-the-nipple nonsense. ๐Ÿ™„ I'm a hairy, unladylike lesbian who has no patience for fun, watered-down and non-threatening "hobby feminism" that requires no critical thinking whatsoever and includes, coddles and/or makes excuses for men, and my activism reflects that.

Homophobes can also heck right off. ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿป

If you call me q---r I will consider it hate speech and report you. Don't send me stuff with that word in/on it. The same goes for the b word, the c word and any other nasty word that a nasty person might use to describe me. I have not "reclaimed" any of them.

Ratings

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Comment: Again beautiful ATCs done by you. Iโ€™m learning so much! I especially like the patterned one! Sometimes simple is beautiful. Thank you. Iโ€™m having a lot of fun doing these swaps.
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Comment: These are both so beautiful little pieces of art! Iโ€™m really enjoying learning to get better at these! Yours are beautiful!
derakisu rated for TAC : Intl ATC Shonen series #3 on Nov 10, 2022
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Comment: I've never been a huge fan of DB, which doesn't mean I don't love your ATC of Android 18 ! Love the art, the pose and the colours : I love the careful textures in every detail. As usual, thank you for the sweet little extras. It's always a huge pleasure to receive something from you. ^_^
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Comment: Thank you so much for this swap! I absolutely love everything you included! The mug coasters are beautiful - did you make these?!? The colour of the yarn with the sparkle throughout is gorgeous. And I can't wait to dive into that chocolate bar - YUM ! If I could give extra hearts I would! You've clearly taken a lot of time and put a lot of thought into this swap and it is very much appreciated. <3
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Comment: Oh Neea, what a delightful mix of old goodies, I watch it over and over again. My next swap is vintage embellishments, I am sure some of your papers will be used in those.
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Comment: Wow thank you so much!!! I loved everything and canโ€™t wait to use them :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap - it was so pretty! I have a different brand of Rhubarb & Vanilla tea that's one of my favs atm, can't wait to try this one, and the other teas too ofc. :)
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much for this beautiful fall themed kit. Everything was so cute ! I love the mushroom items. Thanks again ! Have a nice day !
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Comment: Very cute cards! Thank you!
chimerix rated for AAA: Sender's choice atc x2 INT on Sep 12, 2022
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Comment: Love the ATCs! So creative and fun. Thank you so much. Aloha!
CrowDancer rated for TAC : Intl ATC Fav anime/manga #3 on Sep 10, 2022
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Comment: The Pariya ATC you drew is so beautiful! I love all the small details that you were able to fit into it! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love all the stickers and your doodle!
Malliecat rated for TAC : Intl ATC RC #5 on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: I love this atc so much thabk you . I love howl and Sophie
Razzberii rated for Blind, quick tea swap 22 on Jun 17, 2022
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Comment: Wow! Thank you! Good choices in tea. And so many bags! Thank you!
jjhere rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Wow! What a gorgeous ATC. I love the stitching. Thank you so much. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
MuggleMom rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: I'm sending you my doctor's bill because I fell out of my chair when I opened your envie!! I don't which ATC I love more, Max or 4 Minute. Both are seXXy asโค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ. Safe to say I will not trade these ATCs. Thank you so much!! I love the stamps on the envie too - I will save them for a project no doubt. xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC's, I love your illustrations :)
rachelgogan rated for AAA: Sparkle and Shine on May 28, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness your ATC was glorious!! One of the most lovely I have ever gotten! Thank you so much!
Shellybelle rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: QUOTES on May 26, 2022
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Comment: Thankyou so much for the gorgeous ATCโ€™s. I love all the quotes you used. ๐Ÿ˜Š
suepier rated for Anything Goes Poetry Swap on May 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and the nice Haiku.

Rating Overview

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Comments

captkristi on Sep 26, 2022:

Your profile is so freaking cool! Also - I did NOT know about the customs thing. I know...Americans need to get some learning!!!! I am really glad you wrote that. Thank you so much for educating people about that requirement. I always use a bunch of stamps and mail at the drop off so I didn't realize. Truly glad to have read that :D Happy Swapping!!!

dmwcheng on Sep 21, 2022:

Found you via from the ATC ATW swaps you're hosting and just wanna leave a quick note that I think the concept is super cool. Hope you and all your participants have a blast. =)

photovivie on Dec 16, 2021:

Thank you very much for the advent calendar packages I could open the last four days! I love the sheets of lettersets you sent me! And the postcards are awesome! Merry Christmas ๐ŸŒฒ

Aeon on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for angeling the Tea and Stickers swap! I love the teas and stickers you sent! โค๏ธ

addieixmarie on May 21, 2021:

Neea, I just received your angel card for your swap Song Lyrics ATC #2! Wow! It is just beautiful in every single way, I can't wait to listen to the song, the lyrics are beautiful. I am so grateful and appreciative that you angeled this swap for me! That truly made me so happy. Thank you so much again! Sending hugs to you my friend! <3 Addie

SarahJ603 on Apr 14, 2021:

I have to let you know that your profile is by FAR the most entertaining I have ever read. <3

arimails on Mar 28, 2021:

Haiku for You

Thanks for joining :)

A lovely Spring day// All the flowers are blooming// The sun shines so bright

Intrinzica on Mar 28, 2021:

Haiku for You

Neea in Finland, This short Haiku is for you, Have a lovely Spring!

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Love Bonnie <3

Junkjournalsandwords on Mar 27, 2021:

Haiku for you ๐ŸŒผ blue skies above me wind blowing in my black hair sings songs to my soul

NotsoNewbie2020 on Mar 22, 2021:
 ๐Ÿชด๐ŸชดHAIKU FOR YOU๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

Pink yarn, macrame 
weaves across my kntting loom
All is well I knit.
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