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Onyx

Onyx
Date Joined: July 28, 2010
Last Online: June 24, 2022
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

Hello & May 2022 Update

Posted March 31, 2022: I will be away from my mailbox and swapping supplies for most of the month of May, 2022. To prepare I will not be signing up for any swaps with signup deadlines past March 31. If you need a resend - or anything else - please let me know before April 30 as I likely won't be able to check messages or resend swaps til June. Edited May 28, 2022: I have returned from my northern adventures with many, many postcards.

Hello Everyone! Cannot believe I have been on Swap-Bot for over a decade! A lot has changed in my life since I joined in 2010, but I still love postcards. Over the years I have tended to swap a whole lot and then I go away fro a year or so, and then I come back and swap a whole lot more. The mail is a fun hobby and it's always enjoyable.

Likes: images of globes, maps, travel, agriculture, UNESCO sites and national parks. I love quotes about strength and starting over. I also like things related to history; particularly food history, women's history, WWII, the history of the postal service, Eleanor Roosevelt or the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Dislikes: Sunflowers, rodents, snakes, pictures of babies, religious texts, things that smell, candles or anything that burns.

Favorite colors: blue, yellow, green; I also love aqua & red together and pink & brown together.

Favorite Quote

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Postcards

I LOVE post cards. In addition to the categories above I am fond of scenes showing a path or road going off in the distance, farm animals in other countries, black and white pictures featuring people, and cards that reference agriculture or food and beverages.

I also really like reproductions of art featuring people reading, pretty scenes from nature (like overlooks of lakes and rivers), or scenes showing tunnels or doors.

Also retro cards, particularly retro WWII cards or retro fashion cards, are awesome.

But people are always sending me surprising things I love too: funky cards, lovely scenery, things from your local area, etc.

If you think it is great, and you tell me why, then I probably will think it is great too.

Favorite Crafts

I am extremely active in needle arts these days, particularly cross stitch and embroidery. If you do cross stitch and embroidery please let me know!

Favorite Books

I like to read all types of books, particularly nonfiction (history, science, biography, etc.) and historical fiction (my BFF and I give each other a preorder of the new Maisie Dobbs every Christmas). I also like nonfiction graphic novels. Other favorite genres include travel/hiking memoirs, travel books about smaller countries, and books about starting over.

I love hearing about books you enjoy, particularly if you have a recommendation for books where the characters do needle arts (like embroidery and cross stitch).

Mailing & Swapping

I do not sign up for swaps I cannot send. If you do not get a swap from me PLEASE let me know so I can resend to you ASAP.

My house is in a rural part of Arkansas and I go to my PO Box several times a week, except in extreme weather. Sometimes I hit "send" when a swap is done, addressed, stamped, and in my mail bag but I may not actually drop it off until the next day if there is still plenty of time before the send deadline. Ratings may come late at night because I usually do ratings after everyone else is sleeping.

If you have any questions, or heaven forbid do not get something I have sent, please contact me directly and I will atone accordingly.

Ratings

Flamingoloon rated for BLC - My Bookstore on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: I feel I need to write a snail mail response to your letter. I enjoyed it very much and it was a good story about your bookstore! Thanks for writing!
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Comment: Amazing - thanks for so many fantastic pcs for my collection and another map pc from Alaska!!!! Hurray!
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards!
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Comment: Enjoyed the pcs. Thanks
simcoe54 rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Jun 20, 2022
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Comment: Love the map pc. Thanks for thinking of me when you bought it. It is a new one for my collection!!
Response: Oh I am so glad! This makes my day. Thanks for all you do for SB!
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Comment: Thank you!
minniepic rated for PH: Postcard Book/Box Set Swap #3 on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards ❤️❤️❤️
mchesser12 rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the Juneau, Alaska postcard. I did not know you couldn’t get there by car.
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards. I visited Crystal Bridges in April. I think it's a lovely little museum.
ensigncelery rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Oh wow, I haven't had a cosmic brownie in AGES ♥ They really do have such a fun, colorful package, though!
Ikat78 rated for PTG: Something On Two Legs PC on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Ha, ha, what a great, unique pc! Thank you and thanks for joining my swap. Those lacy sandals are awful 🤣!!!!
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 9, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for the mini muffin chunk!
susieq11 rated for AN: The Big One PC #10 (US) on Jun 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! What a neat postcard! I love natural history museums. This one I probably wouldn’t have found lol! Very cool! Hope all’s well there! : )
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Comment: I am so jealous you get to see Orcas. I wish!
debbiespoms rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #38 on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you ever so much, for the 5 PC's for the swap and for the 2 extra PC's. I love each & all you sent me and yup, they sure put a smile on my face! Esp. the ones of dogs.
susieq11 rated for PTG: Dolphin/Whale pc on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: : Beautiful whale at sunset!! I am so glad you had a great trip - I'll bet it was amazing - I'd love to go too. We tried to go last September but we couldn't find a rental car in any major city there! Thank you again for the postcard!! : )
Tricia22 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #184 on Jun 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of postcards. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: New card for me, thanks
nanadiana rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners #4 on Jun 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Orca Point Lodge pc and your nice message. How lucky that you've visited Alaska. Living in Washington state, you would think that I would have visited Alaska by now, but it's still on my bucket list. Thank you for making my day much brighter!
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Comment: Thank you for the great floral post cards! Also the extra.

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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simcoe54 on Sep 10, 2020:

Random RAK -- Thanks so much for the beautiful postcard. I was surprised and delighted for find this card in my mailbox. 💕

debbiespoms on Apr 21, 2020:

Hi ! Thank you for wanting to send me TY & PC. But no need to do that. Your thanks is great enough via swap-bot. But i'm so glad you liked the Pretzel PC so much & made your day. I'm sure we will be in another swap again as partners. As we pretty much join the same swaps.

meeltje57 on Dec 10, 2017:

This is what I made out of your envelope.

   Happy Holidays!
isabellasnow on Nov 28, 2017:

In case you miss the Yellowstone bears . . .

isabellasnow on Nov 13, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM!

goinjenny on Nov 4, 2017:

Just wanted to say a big ol' Thank You for the box of washi tapes I received today. You are so thoughtful and generous.

Onyx on Aug 17, 2017:

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