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Lyndylou5

Lyndylou5
Date Joined: January 22, 2021
Last Online: August 12, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hello hello! Two hellos because I'm doubly happy today!

1) You're reading my profile, and that means happy mail will be in my mailbox soon! 2) I recently retired, and I'm having so much fun! Every day!

A fun little hobby I've picked up is collecting individual playing cards. I'm building Franken-decks, where each of the 52 cards is from a different deck. I especially like shaped playing cards, mini playing cards, and playing cards that have a picture on the # side.

Papercrafts are super fun! Right now I'm into paper weaving, watercolor painting, and handmade postcards. My collage postcards often include colorful, fun, and interesting postage stamps that were on postcards and letters I've received.

My current obsessions are making embroidered fabric postcards, seed beading, and quilting. I'm always on the alert for new crafts to try! Sashiko will be next.

I enjoy reading, a lot! It's a great way to go someplace when you have to stay home. I mostly read historical fiction. I also enjoy non-fiction war stories, and memoirs. Occasionally a good psychological thriller finds its way into my library bag.

I live in a small town in Washington state, USA (the "other" Washington, ha ha). It’s a beautiful place! Lots of mountains and forests with many trails. I'm a destination hiker. I look for waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and caves. I rarely do the same hike twice, except for a few favorites. I also look for beaches that you have to hike to get to.

I've loved writing letters ever since I was a kid, so I have lots of penpals. For anybody who's old enough to remember the personal ads in the back of magazines, that's where I found my first pen pals! In the last couple of years I've acquired pen pals in various assisted living facilities, and it's a real hoot getting to know them through letters. They are rich with life experiences, and have a lot to share.

I play the ukulele, old-time fiddle tunes, or jugband songs from the 1920-1930s are my favorites to play and sing. I also play the piano, and for that instrument, classical music is my favorite, especially sonatinas and waltzes. I can have the most stressful day ever, and if I sit down at the piano and play a classical piece for even just five minutes, all the negative energy vanishes instantly. I can literally feel it flow out of my body. I close my eyes and I smile big.

If you make homemade postcards, I would love to have one! ALL postcards will be appreciated and enjoyed, even store bought ones!

You know those personality tests you can take? Well, over the years I've taken several of those, and no matter which test I take it always shows that I'm an even split between all four basic personalities. That means I'm a very well balanced person, right?!

My life tends to be "organized chaos." Exactly the way I like it!

Lyndy

Updated 6/15/22

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Comment: Great selection!
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Comment: great cards!
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Comment: Thanks for the cards! I loved the envelope <3
Pei04 rated for July 2022: What Did You Read? on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of books. I will check some of them out.
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Comment: Great cards! Thanks for sharing that LP sticker, too. =) That's wild there was a typo on that PC! Everyone needs an editor, that's for sure. =) Thanks again!
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Comment: I love all 4 cards, thank you! Also enjoyed the postcard of your area and the awesome postage stamps.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Lyndy! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a great word! I also love the alternating pen colours you used!
Response: I’m glad you liked it. Now that I’m retired most all my days are supercali….. Life is not only good, it’s grrrrreat!
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Comment: card swaps are my fave too! thank you so much for the cards you chose, i love them, especially the beachy ones! also thanks for the extra goodies
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the cards, they're all new to my collection! I think the little handmade tag is super cute. Good deals are always a fun find! Hope you're well!
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and the holiday cards, I will definitely put them to good use!
Onyx rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #188 on Jul 20, 2022
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Comment: Awesome cards! Thank you so much! I especially like the bookplate.
KellyR rated for 4 playing cards of Threes X2 Partners on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much, love the Spam, haha
KellyR rated for Playing Card Obsessed #26 on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: Great cards, thank you! Yes, Ramstein did a big 4th of July carnival with awesome fireworks. We went with our British friends, even though they jokingly called it "Treason Fest instead of "Freedom Fest". :)
Response: “Treason Fest.” Your friends have a great sense of humor!
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Comment: OMG thank you for the cards. I esp like the extra you sent of the panda! :) I visited Olympia, the western peninsula (poulsbo, port townsend, sequim) and then seattle. Have yet to make it to eastern Washington. maybe someday!
simcoe54 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #39 on Jul 16, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra stickers and joker.
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marclively rated for PCS: Joker’s Wild #2 on Jul 16, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
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Comment: Great choices and love the waffle cone cow wrap! Thank you.
MelissaLB rated for Playing Card Obsessed #25 on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing cards! I just love them all - Elvis, Star Wars and whisky! So excited to add them to my collections.

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Karen07 on May 2, 2022:

Hi Lyndy! Received your letter on waffle cone paper and I swear I could taste a coconut cream waffle cone! No calories either! Sorry that you wrote the letter by mistake but sure did enjoy it! Thanks for sending it along

darkandstormy on Mar 16, 2021:

Hi Lyndy I received your postcard for the first and last line #30 Thanks so much- I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the book postcard- just perfect!!!! :-) :-) :-) Cheers Charis (darkandstormy)

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