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howdyholly

howdyholly
Date Joined: August 15, 2020
Last Online: July 1, 2022
Birthday: August 21, 1948
Country: United States

About Me

I am trying to cut back on my participation in Swap-bot....depression issues. I will be very selective in the swaps I participate in - mostly postcard swaps. That said, I have lots of 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 I with depression. I am struggling with the depression part.

Favorite Crafts

I don't quilt anymore. I sold my long arm quilting machine. And have too much fabric that I am trying to get rid of. I volunteer at the Sewing Lab in a big town (3600 people) where I teach sewing. They are taking some of my fabric. Yea!

All other crafts except with some journaling on Swapbot are no longer being done.

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.

Other

I still love paper. And I love fabric.

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.

Shape - All shapes on the project are great.

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: I received the resend today. Thank you very much! Thanks also for the extra postcard ;)
mizzrox rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #71 on Jun 25, 2022
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Comment: Thanks
MailArtbyJac rated for Travelling Book Card #46 on Jun 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cards.
Kraftylady777 rated for Booklines in notecard 21 usa on Jun 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you. Looks interesting. It's on the TR list
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Comment: Got it! Cute stickers, but I never use them, so I'll send along to someone else.
Response: That is what I do - pass them on.
shellbede rated for 5 x 7 Art Journal USA #5 on Jun 13, 2022
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Comment: I love your Blackwork!
wyrdfae rated for Art Collab PC #102 (USA) on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the card and stickers. have a great day
carrotkate rated for I’m Not From Here #8 on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: The Meadowlark and sunflower match! Thanks!
Carrii rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #68 on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the label stickers. 💌📮
tizzicat rated for Travelling book card #45 on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the extra card
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Comment: Thanks. Will pass on.
mchesser12 rated for I’m Not From Here #8 on Jun 2, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the New York postcard. I visited in 2017. Like you, I found it too crowded. But I do want to visit again one day.
arimails rated for Postcards Please #5 on Jun 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcards :) and thanks for joining !
fbresnah rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #66 on May 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and the extra!
PrettyCraftyTales rated for Bible verse on a postcard on May 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank-you. I hope you feel better soon.
lrm1980 rated for Art Collab PC #101 (USA) on May 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

DinkySparkle on Feb 5, 2022:

Thank you for all the bags to pass along! 🥰 going through them quickly! 💜

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 💜🌸

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