Thursday, January 29, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Germany

These sweet sheep made their way to me from Verena in Germany. The text if I am translating it correctly says "Mister, early thou wilt hear my voice, the morning will I address myself to you" according to Google Translate. With Bing translate I get this "Mister, early woolest you hear my voice, early I want to turn to you." I can't say either is making much sense to me. Lost in translation maybe?!? Anyone here help to shed some light on this. Verena also used one of the best Christmas stamps I've seen - a snow globe! I love those!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Random of Act of Smiliness - Lisa from Canada

This week has certainly had a Canadian feel to it! So far, two official cards, two RAS and a swap. Fun to connect with so many other Canadian Postcrossers. I belong to a few different Facebook groups too which are nice, some are very loose, fun and all about swapping and others a bit more disciplined. Either way it is nice to see more of my country and meet people who share the hobby - and the thought of cheap postage! Lisa was one of those who sent me a card. Here is a bit of background on our relationship - neat huh? She chose this painting by Henri Matisse for me. Her message was sweet - wishing me a Happy New Year. How kind! Funny thing that Lisa would never had known. I had a goldfish for a few years in my mid-twenties. I kept him in the biggest trifle bowl I could find. This painting reminds me of that bowl and my really loved fish, Silver.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Random Act of Smiliness - Alida from Canada

Alida is known for surprising me from time to time with sending me a random postcard from one of her fabulous day trips. When this envelope arrived last week, I will admit I was intrigued - we have never done envelopes! She was also driving for the day in a Mustang GT! Not too sure if this is the one but either way fun, fun and more fun! She sent me some super washi tape as she knew I was looking for some with a Valentine's theme. So thoughtful! A wonderful lighthouse picture from Long Point, Ontario. Alida helped me get a card from here last year to help out a fellow swapper. And another super cancellation from Southwestern Ontario! They just seem to have so many. Many thanks Alida!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - China

YuTing sent this card with an ink painting which she describes as traditional Chinese painting. I remember having a painting done for me when I was in Qufu, pretty much the exact spot where the Wikipedia photo was taken.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Philippines

This card has certainly seen better days. I think I can honestly say this is the most mangled card I have even received, trust me the scan does not showcase the crumples and folds. Across the back is a stamp that says "Received at CMEC Wet", I would say that is an understatement! The card came from Grace and shows a map of the Philippine island she lives on, Cebu. Her message was great and the travel lines certainly just add to the character.

Friday, January 23, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Russia

Because my account has been out of whack for the better part of time since October I really feel like I missed out on potentially receiving Christmas cards and stamps this year. Sadly, as I still have more received then sent I am already thinking I will miss out on the Lunar New Year as well. This is really disappointing as I am a Sheep. I was lucky that one day the stars aligned for me in December and one card was registered only to have my name given out 9 times!!! No wonder the cycle continues! Andrey was one of the people who pulled my name and he sent this super Christmas card and stamp. I may only have received one but it was a fantastic!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Moldova

This card from Moldova is my first official card from this country. This is the second if not third time I have connected with someone to swap cards from a country I don't have to have an official arrive a short time later. It is funny how things like that can happen! Oleg sent this card to me right before Christmas. The view on the card is the sports complex in Tiraspol, home of the Sheriff Football Club. That is quite the set-up, two fields and a third one indoors. Oleg also chose a great bird stamp for me.