Feb 1, 2021

Wrote a love letter to my husband on a bento box theme postcard.


feb 4th

sent a postcard to Russia, USA, Germany & the Netherlands. I feel good being back to writing postcards again 🙂

Feb 3rd

sent a postcard to Uk, Belarus & Czech Republic.

february 2nd 2021

sent 2 post crossing cards to Germany & Russia. Not very productive yet but better than yesterday 🙂


a post crossing card to Finland 🙂

2020 Participant Reading List

His Majesty’s Dragon-naomi novik

Speak-louisa hall

The Alchemist-paulo coelhodownik

Room-emma donohue

The Folded Clock-heidi julavits

V is for Virginia-sue grafton

Lord of the Rings-jrr tolkien

Liquid Rules-mark miodwnik

The Fearless Organization-amy edmonson

A Boy and his Dog at the end of the World-c a fletcher

The Woman in Cabin 10-ruth ware

All the Light we cannot see-anthony doerr

The Washington Hypothesis-tim ballard

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire-j k rowling

The Master of Whitestorm-janny wurts

Fear-r l stine

Doomsday-connie willis

Roll of Thunder,Hear my Cry-mildred b taylor

Invitation to Valhalla-mike whicker

Warlock Holmes-g s dunning

Winter Study-nevada barr

House of Leaves-mark z danielewski

gathered by letternista

Feb. 29: The Last Day!

Yesterday was the final day of LetterMo. I had hoped to send a lot more for the grand finale, but life got in the way. I did manage to get out two pieces of mail:

  • A letter in response to a card from a LetterMo participant (and longtime penpal) in Texas. I decorated the envelope a bit, but didn’t have time for the more elaborate MailArt I would have liked to send.
  • Postcrossing card to a Postcrosser in Germany. He likes trains and he likes historic old cards, so I sent him an interesting vintage photo of trains being moved to a new location for the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke, Virginia, after a disastrous flood. Here is the photo:

Feb. 28: Postcards to the World

Wow, the Month of Letters challenge is almost over for 2020!

I meant to mail some actual penpal-type letters on Friday, February 28, but we had some drama at home concerning my son’s desperate rush to complete an English assignment that absolutely, positively had to get submitted online to the teacher — and that required a lot of parental hand-holding and I.T. support.

But I did manage, somehow, to mail three Postcrossing postcards nonetheless.

To Istanbul, Turkey: a very cool card I bought from fabric artist Jamie Langhoff, showing an appliqued and embroidered scene of the Washington Monument with Fourth of July fireworks blossoming in the night sky around it.  (For some reason this photo did not copy to this page with the others; but you can see it on my blog post here):

Month of Letters, Day 28

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To Rehovot, Israel: a photo of a red, beaded, and fur-lined early 20th century dress made of caribou hide, wool, and shells. The dress is an artifact from one of the Alaskan Indian cultures.

To Minsk, Belarus: a night scene in New York City, showing Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers in a gorgeous blue light.

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And now there is only one more day left in the Month of Letters. But I suspect I’ll be responding to late-arriving LetterMo mail well into March. And that’s a good thing.