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ankabake

ankabake
Date Joined: March 5, 2024
Last Online: May 25, 2024

Country: United States

About Me

Hiya, new here, friend recommended I join you all for the fun. Thanks to all those who allow newbies in your swaps, and those who take time to send kind messages to newbies, politely correcting us and sharing suggestions and tips for being successful on this site. I appreciate you assuming the best first.

I'm Annie from Kansas. I love the tallgrass prairie and gardening with native perennial grasses and wildflowers. You can find me spending evenings on my front porch swing watching the sunset. I live in a nearly 100-year-old farm house. My backyard looks out onto a cow pasture and beyond my front yard is a wheat field. I once drove 3 hours to help dig up and rehome a 30+ year old prickly pear cactus from another gardener.

Rural Life = Slow Post

Please note I live in the country and will mark "sent" after I put your note in the mail. However, that may not mean your note will get postmarked the same day. (Example, it recently took 12 days for a regular envelope to go from my home in Kansas to a friend in Wisconsin.)

If for any reason you are ever unhappy with a note from me or mail transit time, please reach out before rating. I will do what I can to make it up to you.

I will always rate as soon as I receive your note. If I have not rated you, I have not received your note. Message me to check in. Cheers.

Interests

I do love snail mail and enjoy exchanging letters with friends. I have a handful of great friendships with seniors, and they like to write! I like to be creative. Definitely an amateur when it comes to crafting though.

Swap topics I searched for may give you a glimpse into my interests (in no particular order):

  • Moon
  • pressed flowers or leaves
  • coffee
  • linocut/printmaking
  • mantra or affirmations
  • tarot
  • houseplants
  • seeds
  • fungi
  • rural life
  • podcasts
  • embroidery
  • ephemera
  • wind chimes
  • bookmarks
  • rocks
  • fossils
  • marbles
  • book recommendations
  • Spotify playlists
  • printed photos
  • collage
  • nature
  • sun catchers
  • sun dials
  • labyrinths
  • birds
  • Boston Terriers
  • poetry
  • rituals/traditions
  • poetry
  • song lyrics or movie lines
  • fairy tales
  • origami.

Swap formats I would love to participate in:

  • Collaborative/traveling (journals, craft, notes, etc.)
  • swaps to exchange favorite things
  • swaps to exchange junk drawer/geocache type misc. cool items
  • notecard, postcard and stationary swaps that aren't written on.

Favorite Books

I love StoryGraph. Here is a link to my 2023 read list cover graphic from the app.

I wouldn't really recommend much of what I read last year. Big yes, however, to both reads by Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead and Flights. My 5 star recommendation from 2023: Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy.

I'm waiting patiently for the return of Severance, which 100% parallels Haruki Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. The last movies I really liked were The Great Beauty and Inherent Vice.

Favorite Music

I especially love live music. The last show I went to was AJ Lee and Blues Summit. Amazing! Does anyone else miss thesixtyone?

I have an opportunity to accept an impeccable collection of Americana, folk, roots, and bluegrass (in the form of 3,000 CDs) from an aging friend. Should I do it??

Here is a link to my Shazam tracks.

Lately, I've been listening to the following on Spotify:

  • Pretty Sad Songs, playlist by Vertigo Vinyl
  • Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah radio
  • Teenage Dirtbag Radio, playlist by Jacob Feder
  • Road Trip 90s/00s, playlist by Mons
  • Art Room Mix 2023, playlist by Joseph Bertsch.

Ratings

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Comment: Hi! I couldn't wait until the solstice! I love the print that you made it is beautiful. The blessing is sweet as well. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the goodies. Happy Summer!
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Comment: Thanks Annie for the PC of the Lovely farm.
Response: You're welcome!
Newlybird17 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 14, 2024
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Comment: Would love to go to Kansas one day, thanks for the PC, Manhattan Kansas, nice!
Response: Happy to send any recommendations if you do visit!
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much. I'm glad to meet such introspective, interesting people on SB. And you sent me a whole book! Of course, it's staying on my shelves... I've been trying to plant a Florida-native garden on nearly no budget this year, so 'wildflowers' are an apt topic.
Response: Best of luck with your garden. I hope you can find some great native plants at a plant swap maybe!
jennifergordon rated for Wax Seal on May 12, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous seals! I love them!!!Thank you also for the nice note!
Response: Of course, and nice to meet you!
Melogee rated for LSS - Live Shows on May 12, 2024
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Comment: I really like the way you formatted this. I haven't had a chance to explore any of the links but didn't want to hold up your rating.
Response: I hope you liked a few of the songs at least!
Mem306 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 4, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
BalticFox rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 30, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting card and sharing the Storygraph info - I will look into it!
Response: You're welcome. Enjoy all the good books.
marinda rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 30, 2024
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Comment: Great postcard! Thank you very much.
Response: You're welcome. It was a fun swap.
Lyndylou5 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: What a great view of the world's largest tree, from the bottom up! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
cst8411 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the PC and sweet message. I am going to check out the Playlist asap! 🤗
Response: You're welcome. I hope you like it.
Karinasilva rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful message, I love the woodland postcard so much! Have a good day! Thanks for sharing the cool facts about that town in Kansas!
Response: Of course!
bluecrayons rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Beautiful house. I have to stop coffee for awhile. It's causing my heart rate to be dangerously high.
Response: I hope you found a substitute you enjoy.
KoalaMuffin rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 28, 2024
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Comment: May your cooking adventure go well!
Response: Thank you!
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Comment: See, this is why I love these swaps. This Halloween sheet made me squeak over how cute it is, and this phrase sheet is PERFECT for a craft I plan to work on this weekend. Plus, my MIL will absolutely love these koala stickers! 💜 Thank you for sending these my way! I'm gonna have fun finding a use for them~
Response: Aw, I'm so glad!!
junebug93 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 26, 2024
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Comment: i have a thestorygraph too but i've been using bookworm reads more recently!
Response: I'm not familiar with bookworm reads, will check it out!
LadyJo rated for A Joyful Day on Apr 22, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! I loved your Joyful day! It reminded me of some days I had in the early 90's living in Europe! This is what a lot of their days look like there! Thanks for the neat fold up letter with the Historical site on it!
Response: You are welcome. I enjoyed remembering a best day and sharing it with you.
btbeth rated for 🌼 Floral/Botanical Happy Mail #09 on Apr 21, 2024
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Comment: you did a wonderful job... love the napkin, you lucky dawg!
Response: So glad you liked everything, I had fun packing this one!
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Comment: huge hugs for this beautiful packet of eclectic goodies. you are the best. therese
Response: You're welcome! It was fun to send you two swaps so close together.
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Comment: ty for the samples and the extra piece of paper.
Response: Of course! Hope they are your style.

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