Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2019 12:42 pm


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Last Online: May 23, 2019
Birthday: June 26
Country: United States

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Nov. 30, 2018 mailing address change:
I've had another hassle with the post office and mail delivery, the 3rd mix up in 18 months, resulting in me having to close my post office box "again". Please don't think I've disappeared or forgotten about you, I cherish my pen pals. My mail "should" "hopefully" be delivered to my home 13424 Shahan Dr., Dallas, Tx 75234 I'm sorry for any delays in rating swaps, I, probably, didn't receive it due to the mix up and I'm working toward figuring it all out and solved.

I hope my profile gives you a bit of an idea about me as a person.

My Sweetheart and I married on Valentine's Day, 41 years ago. We have two awesome adult children and now we're having fun raising, Stella, a sweet Chihuahua, Beagle, Weenie mix puppy. She keeps me on the run, really breaking up my stationery lifestyle.

I am a Christian, a non smoker, a native Texan native to Dallas, a gardener, over the years our yard has become very shaded, but it seems Morning Glories and wildflowers thrive in all conditions making them my favorites. I've never experienced boredom, my house is never clean and I don't have time to cook.

I'm a thrift store shopper, and trash day curbside junky. I enjoy repurposing, altering and reusing everything.

I enjoy watching nature from a comfortable perch like from a park bench, picnic table, lawn chair, tree swing or front porch glider.

I always get my swaps out on time. I try to rate swaps the day they were received PLEASE, if you don't receive a swap from me send me a message or email so we can try to figure out what happened.

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different styles of music, but my favorites are oldies, classical, country and show tones.

Favorite Movies

I haven't been to the movie theater in years, but If the old classics were being shown, I'd be there frequently.

Favorite Television

Most of my TV programs are recorded allowing me to binge watch programs back to back. I like a wide variety, except politics, I like silly stuff that makes me laugh, history, science, survival, nature, DIY, the bazaar, TV classics, old westerns, kiddy programs, girly flicks and reality TV.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy setting at the window writing to my pen pals while watching backyard nature, birds, raccoon, possum, coyote. I love anything related to letter writing, stationery, stickers, washi tape, handmade envelopes, pretty letter sets.

I like to make cards, post cards and envelopes.

I have a passion for sewing both clothes and home decor. I especially enjoy sewing spring/summer decorations.

It's rewarding to turn discarded stuff into pretty treasures. To update old furniture, upcycle and remodel, reupholster. To make something from nothing, reuse, repurpose, reinvent.


Spring and summer are my favorite seasons, Easter is my favorite holiday. Washi tape, I'm in love with washi tape, how did we live without it. I like all colors and themes, but birds delight me the most and samples with words on it. I have a passion for tiny envelopes. Bible verses, quotes and sayings on stickers or pretty cards make me smile.

I love pocket letters and the small pieces that fill them.

Postcards of all sorts, lighthouses and castles fascinate me.

Unused vintage postage stamps are always lovely and add a touch of nostalgia and romance to my letters.

I like embellishments and paper of all sorts. I adore old stuff, vintage and retro and anything that can be used on my colleges and altered art.

I always welcome flower seeds and seed packets.


Random things that make me happy:

Anything related to letter writing, stickers, note cards, handmade envelopes, stationery. Postcards, pocket letters, tiny envelopes.

Whimsical, funny and motivational sayings and quotes and words printed on pretty paper and cards.

My favorite themes are happy bright colors, spring/summer, birds, flowers, butterflies, owls, cats, dogs, vintage, gardening, cute animals and much more.


My "dislikes" are few, my "likes" are many. I don't appreciate witchcraft, "the dark side", nudity, profanity, goth or gore, pictures of Christ, Halloween, skulls.



Comment: That was some cool paper you wrote on! You found swap-bot in a magazine?? I think that's the first "how I found swapbot" story I have heard that started via a mag ad! :)
LadyJo rated for CF: Mail Art- May Flowers on May 16, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful Flower Mail Art envie you sent to me! It was so pretty I ddin't want to open it! I liked your letter and all about the flower garden an ice cream! I love the extras you sent as well! Thank you so much for making me smile !
Comment: Loved your letter! Its so nice to hear that your mom got you into letter writing and crafting. It has been a lovely past few days here in La Habra, and I do like it a lot <3 Thank you for the little extras too!!
Larina rated for 2019 Letter a week #18(May 5) on May 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun letter, I really enjoyed reading it.
glennasgarden rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ MAY on May 11, 2019
Comment: Doskie~Thank you for the fun swap! I just love how you put everything together and everything you sent me too!
denisedecker58 rated for 2019 New Year Pen Pal on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Lovely letter! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter! I'm sorry it took so long to rate!
shinyserra rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #2 on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter and all of the awesome stickers!
LMeowkin rated for UHM: Send a card on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: What a sweet note! Thank you so much - parts of it made me laugh. And the glitter prank made me go "ugh." Thank you - your card just simply made my day!
jaimierandolph rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #27 on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. I always love hearing from you. I just sent you a Thanksgiving card I hope that you received it on time. Of course, I'll be writing back soon! Hugs and Prayers!!!!
jandmterry rated for 1 page letter #1 on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: I loved reading your letter! Yes, I am still a card angel for ChemoAngels.
shinyserra rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #28 on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter :) Zentangle is sort of like doodling except for there are a ton of set patterns that you choose to use. There are official Zentangle patterns. As for doodle stitching it's sort of like free hand embroidery except it is just the outline of the shape usually and maybe a few details in the shape, not so much completely filled in things.
marinda rated for CF: Happy Thanksgiving on Nov 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful card and goodies! I loved reading your note. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards you sent me, and the extras I will be praying for you
offgrid18 rated for Mega Pen Pal Swap on Sep 22, 2018
mags142 rated for Mega Pen Pal Swap on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Hello Doskie! My goodness I am so sorry I am rating so late, it's crazy how busy someone can become all of a sudden. I loved reading your note and I would love to reply! Thank you <3
noeldtroll rated for Notecard Letter #1 on Sep 10, 2018
me2az50 rated for Age 50-plus Penpals US only on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pen pal letter. I find it unbelievable the things you can remember when you have to write them down. My letter brought my memories back to just as your letter brought back memories to me. I don't know if anyone else decorates their kitchen like your mom did, but when we lived on the farm, I decorated my kitchen with farmers and cows.
LadyJo rated for CFβ€”All Pink Envelope Swap on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this pink swap! I liked how you included pictures with the pink items. Thank you for the pretty pink floral stickers as well! I adored the pink envie too!
Hyshu rated for Mega Pen Pal Swap on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the letter and 2 vintage postcards. I will be writing you back soon

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bb2 on Apr 19, 2019:

Thank you for thinking of me with a sweet Easter greeting. You know how I love daffodils. I appreciate you my friend. He is Risen! May you have a very Happy Easter!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

jaimierandolph on Feb 9, 2019:

My dear friend!!!!!!!! I received my letter back and came to here to ur profile to see why!!! I sent it to the P.O. Box so will now send it back out to u and the right address!!! Prayers and hugs πŸ€—

bb2 on Jun 26, 2018:

Happy Birthday. May your day be special!

clutterfree on Feb 13, 2018:

Happy Anniversary/Valentines Day!!

Love, hugs and prayers...Charlene

clutterfree on Dec 23, 2017:

Doskie...thank you for the beautiful Christmas wishes from Texas...I enjoyed reading your letter and catching up with your holiday plans and adjustments to make your bunkhouse snugly for ALL your family....you can send me a "chatty" letter anytime!! Wishes of JOY and DELIGHT to you friend....see you in the mail in 2018..Charlene

aprilfoolzbaby86 on Oct 12, 2017:

Hi Doskie, I absolutely loved reading all about you! I too am a thrift store junkie and a side of the road shopper. I love it. My husband is sweet and indulges me. Maybe he shouldn't so much. We are quickly running out of room for my treasures. Be careful with those coyotes!

Poohtat on Oct 12, 2017:

Profile Hello #2. From Poohtat I hope you are enjoying autumn!

jaimierandolph on Oct 12, 2017:

Profile Check for: Profile Hello #2 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy it and will join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping!

jaimierandolph on Oct 10, 2017:

Profile Check for: Quick Letter! # 4 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy and join more of the ones to come! Happy swapping!

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