Swap-bot Time: April 14, 2021 10:45 am


Date Joined: December 13, 2020
Last Online: April 13, 2021
Birthday: April 28
Country: United States

About Me

Welcome to my profile!

BicycleUkulele grew up with pen friends and is looking for new ones in this coronavirus era. Would love to hear from my old pen friends if any are here on swap-bot. Although I'm quite capable of entertaining myself, I'm quite bored just staying home all the time, I want to be able to go places & do things with others again.

Am almost old, I'm told, tho feel about the same as I did at 17, it's just not as easy to get around these days.

I love thrift stores & used book stores.

Am a voracious reader - mostly mysteries, spirituality books, childrens books, baseball, bicycle road trips across America, & ukulele history/music books, & American history. Am always researching anything & everything online on my tiny cellphone screen.

Favorite authors/series include: Donna Andrews, the Aloha Chicken mysteries by Josi Avari, bicycle fudge mysteries set on Mackinac Island, by Nancy Coco & Duffy Brown, & genealogy mysteries by Rett MacPherson.

Interests include: bicycling, ukuleles, baseball (am a San Francisco Giants fan & follow the Los Angeles Dodgers with my great nephew, we are counting the days til Opening Day!) birdwatching, St Francis, George Washington, the ocean/coastal towns, the moon, boardgames, & haiku, magnetic poetry. I collect calendars to reuse when the dates are right again.

Favorite Crafts

I knit because it lowers my blood pressure. It really does! Am not very good at knitting, I can knit & purl. Most patterns are just various combinations of the two stitches. I don't really make things, just garter & stockinette stitch, sometimes I knit slippers (my grandmother taught me) or a scarf. I made a traveling scarf once! & love the Yarn Harlot & dream of knitting socks someday.

I rubber stamp handmade cards and want to start making artist trading cards & creating mail art again. Collect all the gadgetry & supplies. I create inchies, twinchies, shrink plastic, collage into mosaic-like pictures. Have newly discovered washi tape. Van Gogh is a favorite artist.


Mostly just interested in companionship & correspondence. Occassionally will join a swap from time to time. Will swap with penfriends. Years ago wanted a pen friend from every state, but that's probaby too many to keep up with these days. I'd just like to receive a letter every day.

ABCs of Me

A - Azores, Amazon, alphabet, acrostic poem

B - Bicycles, baseball, birds, books boardgames, bookmarks, Botanical Pets

C - cycling, children's books, collage, dark chocolate, cookies

D - Dodgers, For Dummies books

E - Easter, embellishments, etch-a-sketch, embroidery floss

F - family history, flowers, faith, fat quarters

G - gospels, SF Giants, gardens, James Garfield, gel pens

H - Happy Mail, history, Haiku, Hawaiian Sweetbread

I - ice cream, inchies, ink pads, Independence Day

J - Jesus, Jeopardy! Jimmy Kimmel, jigsaw puzzles, John Denver

K - Kindle, Kitchen Aid, knitting

L - letters, letter writing, LEGO, librarians, labyrinths

M - Moon, MagPo, Barrel of Monkeys, mystery stories, museums

N - nieces 2, nephews 2, news, nesting dolls, notebooks, note cards

O - orange (color), origami, origami Folding Bike, Omega 3 peanut butter

P - prayer, postcards, Portugal, playing cards, Pinterest, palindromes, Presidents Day, perpetual calendars

Q - quail, quarters, questions, quotes, quests, quiet

R - rubber-stamping, recumbent bike, road trips, redwood trees, rainbows, rocks, recipes

S - seahorses, sunflowers sudoku, spirals, scarves, Senior Center, Stamping Sisters Trio

T - teaching, thrifting, typewriters, traveling, train songs

U - ukuleles, Uno, Upwords, unicorns, USA

V - variegated thread & yarn, voting

W - writers, watercolors, Willie Nelson Wizard of Oz

X - xylophones, xenomania

Y - yarn, yearning, yard sales, you

Z - zinnias, zoos, zigzags

favorite colors: orange & blue, Roy G. Biv, red, white & blue

postcards :

MLB ballparks, state maps, capitol buildings, state birds/flowers, lighthouses, bicycles

Misc: bookmarks, state quarters, quotes about bicycles, baseball cards, flowers,


Am building a song collection of songs to learn to play. Someday I may want to play at open mic places. Actually, I want to but might not be brave enough. I'm currently looking for songs with color names in titles. Do you play ukulele? Would love to correspond with other ukulele players!

Franken Deck

I'm just starting collecting playing cards - totally fascinated with having a Franken deck - that's where each card is from a different deck - just discovered them at Swap-bot! If you have a variety of decks you are swapping from, I'd especially like a deck with souvenir State cards, one from each state. I'm just starting so don't yet have many. Once I have a few I'll post states/cards I'm still looking for.

Am also learning how to play Bridge. My senior life-long learning group has weekly games. I'm reading Bridge for Dummies. After covid-era, I'm planning to join them.

In closing

Thanks for reading my Profile.

Happy Swapping!


brooklynbunch rated for Bicycle PC Swap #2 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Like the bike card--thanks! Just a couple of days ago I saw a dad on a bike that was a tandem, but with a kids bike on the back. And he had a small child sitting up front with him. Didn't look all that safe to me. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Ilovemybabies7 rated for MARCH MIXER PC SWAP on Apr 5, 2021
RoBeastRo rated for Bicycle PC Swap #2 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Cool postcard and story!
Comment: i love "backyard birds return" - what a lovely phrase :) thanks so much! stay well ::)
Rosie2766 rated for Map postcard from my state #1 on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for my map card!!!
Comment: WOW! Thank you for the wonderful letter. I loved reading it! I will write you back. Thanks for brightening my day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun PC. I had no idea Hawaii's state bird was a goose!
Response: Yes, aka as a nene, my youngest sister used to all me that, only lately learned it's pronounced 'nay nay'!
neecie rated for Senior pen pal swap age 60 and over . on Mar 21, 2021
Comment: hello bicycleukulele! what a nice coincidence to be reciprocal partners from 2 different swaps! we have a hugely damp spring start, but ideal weather to write, hehe ... will reply sooner or later, but will reply for sure ~
junemoon rated for 2021/1 Paqe Letter #5 on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your letter. I will write a quick PM to you and aswer your questoion.
Jillemina rated for Write a Letter quick swap #5 on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter! I can't believe you have been to Logan :). My daughter did her freshman year of college there and then transferred to Southern Utah Univ. It's awesome you are studying state birds. Crazy enough, Utah's is the California Seagull. :). Thank you for the WONDERFUL letter!
Barbara rated for Lent 2021- Pray Fast Give on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: HI M,Thank you for the Lenten practices booklet. The practical fasting practices are what I need right now. I enjoyed idea of a three way swap too.
Comment: Thank you for all the amazing stickers!!! I love them all SO much :)
beachchicken rated for WIYM: SSS - FEB 2021 (USA) on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cool stamps and the lovely letter! I can't wait to use the seagull stamp! Seahorses are very cool and interesting, we have some at the aquarium and I love to see when they give birth and all the little seahorses swimming around the tank. The kind of jewelry I make is mostly upcycled from different things. So cool you upscale jewelry from thrift shops, It seems like we have a lot in common, I will write you soon. Happy Day!
jaimierandolph rated for 2021 Recipe Swap on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: I love Banana bread and will be trying this one this weekend! Thank you so much for sending it to me! I don't think I have any Breads at all in my Binder. Hugs
jaimierandolph rated for 2021/1 Paqe Letter #4 on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter!
jaimierandolph rated for A Note For You # 90 on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: oh my goodness, girl how did you know that I needed one skein of 208 to finish some napkins. Thank you Thank you Thank you... Walmart has been out for months. I really like the stamped cross-stitch and I've made several projects. Loved the card and the note. Thank you again! Hugs + Prayers
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: i will be writing you back this week, I know I need some human interaction to.
MarHelene rated for Floral Fun Postcard Swap on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: Love the Quail card. I volunteer at a farm and have seen them. Very fast birds.

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CherryBlossomLady on Mar 6, 2021:

CherryBlossomLady on Mar 6, 2021:

I play the Uke toooooo! so excited to have you as a partner for a SMPW swap! YAY!


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