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Briarstitch84

Briarstitch84
Date Joined: April 2, 2013
Last Online: July 22, 2024
Birthday: September 10, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

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Hello Im Nancy. Im 39 ( 40 this Sept!) and live in Portland Oregon.

Our son Skyler is deaf. He signs and speaks. We have been learning ASL as a family since he was 2 months old! He goes to deaf asl preschool. He received cochlear implants May 2023. So far, so good. It's a lot of patience, therapy and hard work. We are so proud of him.

Nov 2022 My son turned 3!

November 2019 - had a baby boy Nov. 13th Skyler! We are over the moon for him.

March 2019 - Found out I am pregnant with my first baby! woohoo! Due November 7th!

Feb 2018 - getting ready for a 3 week trip to Nicaragua! Granada and corn islands!

Sep 2016 - I just spend 30 days in Indonesia (Bali, Borneo and Java) with my boyfriend. We saw the wild orangutans in Borneo, visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and snorkeled with sea turtles. It was so beautiful!

I love hand embroidery (check out my Flickr) Community gardening, rubber stamping, sewing soft toys, weird art house films, baking gluten free, helping senior citizens and homeless communities.

Why I joined

kirby I have always loved to send things to friends in the mail. I grew up always being the new kid as we moved around a lot, so writing letters and sending silly little things to old friends really got me through some tough times.

Now that we live in the age of social media, my friends do not do the snail mail thing anymore, everyone wants it easy, fast, instant satisfaction, I just can't keep up, and I don't want to.

Favorite Books

moomin

Tom Robbins

Shel Silverstein

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

David Sedaris

Ray Bradbury

Philip Pullman

I love magical realism

I love embroidery/sewing books

DIY - especially health, natural skin care, cleaning products, cloth diapering! Vinegar, baking soda and essential oils!

Feminist/Anarchist literature

Minimalism

What I make

pusheen

Embroidery

Learning new craft: Punch Needle!!!

freestyle

portraits

felt food

hoop art

Sewing

sock animals

zipper pouches

costume tails

catnip toys

felt softies

watercolor

Favorite Music

music

Aurora

Sigur Ros

Jolie Holland

Menomena

Helio Sequence

Nine Inch Nails

Prince

T-rex

Calexico

The Mars Volta

Radiohead

Elliot Smith

Sleater-kinney

modern Classical, 70's and 80's hits

why Im Vegan

vegan Ive been Vegan 15yrs now and was vegetarian a few years before that. It was a process, I took baby steps and it has been working well for me. I have found that I love food even more, appreciate flavors, textures, cooking, baking from scratch.

Originally I became vegan for health reasons, my digestive system always suffered with meat/dairy. I have more energy and sleep better. I love animals more and on a deeper level. I am against animal testing and cruelty. I read a lot about animal rights and current issues. Portland is a very vegan friendly place :)

Likes

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Moomins, kawaii stationary, vegan chocolate, herbal teas, knee-high socks, plants, seeds, glow in the dark things, embroidery floss, cats, snakes, nudibranchs, sea critters, studio Ghibli, trees, rainbows, towers, simplicity, anarchism, feminism, tarot images, I Ching, dia de muertos themes, drumkits, fire, poi, eyes, raccoons, frogs, kid jokes, Autumn, Halloween, heart shapes, spirals, pelvic images, butterflies. Vintage postage stamps! (used and unused)

Wishlist

mokona buttons (bright, small, 2 or 4 holes), stickers (all kinds!), sewing notions (snaps, zippers, eyelets) embroidery floss, fabric scraps, anything animal related, anything vegan, zines ( about anything), heart shapes, patches (weird and/or cute), totoro, kawaii stationary, eye shapes, old keys, magnets, anything with a raccoon, button-pins, origami paper, small cat toys, any type of PC, pelvis images, butterflies, Moomins, any postage stamps (used/unused)

mokona2

Ratings

MissBrenda rated for private swap wax seals on Jul 22, 2024
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Comment: Love your seals! Thanks for hosting this swap! It was fun to do! Happy swapping.....
wincejl rated for Wax seal exchange #3 on Jun 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely wax seals and for hosting this swap!
SammSews rated for vulgar hand embroidered postcard on Jun 25, 2024
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Comment: Absolutely love the pussy power post card you made! Thank you!!
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Comment: Cuteness! Love the Tiedye donut and Patrick sticker from Seaside Oregon Arcade!! Thank you! x Gabi
deesides rated for Free Palestine #4 on Jun 17, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for this card!
edgetorn rated for Wax Seal Exchange #2 on May 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome wax seals! I love the color combos! Can hardly wait till your next swap!
Response: It really is fun! I'll create another one soon!
jennifergordon rated for Your Best Craft For Mine #1 on May 16, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely love the sock critters. Wonderful work! your so talented!!!
Cocpufffs rated for Wax Seal on May 3, 2024
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Comment: your seals are so pretty! loved it.
nylelyn23 rated for FREE PALESTINE! PC #3 on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for joining in on such a meaningful swap. Manifesting the end of this nasty genocide.
youngsenior rated for Gnome your neighbor! on Apr 16, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the gnomes. Your friend Joy
LaureAndLucky rated for FREE PALESTINE! Pc swap on Apr 3, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for hosting these swaps ! And thank you for this amazing little cute sticker "billionaires are scumbags" lol, it's amazing ! Peace, Love, Empathy
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Comment: Thanks so much for the froggy postcard! I love the watercolour painting :D
marinda rated for REPTILE POSTCARD SWAP on Mar 7, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!
LaureAndLucky rated for Free Palestine! Pc on Mar 3, 2024
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Comment: Omg where did you find this adorable "eat the rich" sticker ?? Thank you so much for hosting this swap, it won't change the world but it give me faith in humanity ! Have a beautiful day :)
Response: Etsy!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Rosa1 rated for 2024 New Year's Resolutions on Feb 2, 2024
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Carachea rated for Watercolor postcard on Jan 30, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome watercolor PC! It’s beautiful. I love this medium! It’s so cool how many different ways you can make something look.
bf0932 rated for USA - Penpal Letter Writing Week on Jan 22, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your swap. I enjoyed hearing about you, and your son.
andee73 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #6 on Oct 17, 2023
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karli rated for Halloween felt ornament 🎃 on Oct 15, 2023
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Comment: Totally love this vintage plushie, it’s hangin in my living room now! Hello to your snake baby! K

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

Itti on Jul 2, 2019:

Hi! As a snake owner and animal lover I thought the Scales 'n' Tails Swapbot group might be up your alley!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 27, 2017:

Good thing I looked!

pne on Feb 22, 2017:

Your "return to sender" postcard is in the post now :)

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2017:

Welcome to VEGS!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:

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From CPG!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

YooperHill on Jun 7, 2016:

I was so happy to get my purple mail today! Thank you for Angeling me!

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