Some Postcrossing, some swap-bottery! The 2 cards on the left went out for a swap-bot “recycled cardboard”-themed trade.
So, I had to get a new iron last month. My old iron, after years of faithful service, just quit one morning without giving notice. Fortunately, I had an ironed shirt in reserve. I put the dead thing in my car, to remind me to go buy a new iron. Here, you can see what I did with the box from the new iron. I told my sad tale to the recipient of the card, who lives in South Elgin, Illinois.
The card below that was hewn from a box of Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch, and it’s on its way to a swapper in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, who says that her “favorite food is sugary cereal.”
In the right-hand column, we have two new Postcrossing draws, and the top one is another zebra card acquired on my most-recent postcard-shopping spree in San Simeon, California. This particular zebra shot is most fortunate, as you can see Hearst Castle–this pair’s ancestral-ish home–in the background. The card goes to Strasbourg, France, to a Postcrosser who is interested in images of wildlife, landscapes, and also black & white images. Check, check, check!
Finally, there is the berry drawing, which is making its way to Brandýs nad Labem, Czech Republic. This Postcrosser is an interesting case: she’s been active on the site for over 6 years, and to keep things interesting, she has posted monthly themes. This month, she requests that the people who draw her name send her postcards picturing fruit (“especially berries”). I love it! I don’t particularly like this colorless card, but it’s the only berry image I had, so off it went.
Stamps, stamps, & washi tape: