Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 1:21 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: September 18, 2019
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

08-2018 - Postmarks - I rarely look at those and most often cannot see them on postcards. I am interested in sending on time and getting rated when the recipient receives the swap. I do check off each swap when rated and when I rate what I receive. I try to keep records for what I sent so I do not duplicate and if needed to resend a swap.

I have found many swaps to be fun, challenging and rewarding. Thank you to all those participating. You are creating a fun experience.

I always rate, usually the day I receive a swap. I hope others treat swaps received from me the same way. I usually mail very soon after partners are assigned, so if you haven't received the swap from me, PM me, I'll resend. In US should be 2 weeks delivery and 3-4 weeks for international swaps.

I have been collecting whales for over 40 years, one day I will see one in real life. We tried once but rain for three days didn't allow the day trip. I have traveled all the states except Alaska. Sewing is my passion for costumes for grandchildren or machine embroidery for fun and sometimes for pay. Joann Fabrics, Michael's and Hobby Lobby are my kind of toy store!

Favorite Crafts

Love to sew and do machine embroidery. I have a granddaughter with very specific ideas for costumes and decorating her clothing. She gives me challenges for sewing projects.

I enjoy new techniques in my sewing and love to make the Free Standing Lace Angels to give to everyone who visits. Would be happy to send those out in swap trades. I am trying to do some quilting or at least table runners. Missouri Quilts on Youtube is a great place to get tutorials.

I learned to make Microwave Fabric Bowls and went nuts making over 200 sets of them so far. I use them instead of flat pot holders.

Counted Cross stitch is also a passion

Favorite Places to visit

I absolutely love to visit Mt Rushmore. Since 1963 it is the most visited spot ever for me and I find something new each time. One time my dog even went with me on my trips from Illinois to Montana. Animals are no longer allowed on the Presidential Walk or in the amphitheater. I have over 200 different postcards from that tourist place and welcome more.

2017 - Labor Day weekend, my granddaughter and I went to see my men with a focus to find the three tunnels that have the Mt Rushmore framed view. We found them and the three pig-tail bridges. I had thought there were only one of each. Those places are now on video and digital pictures.

I would go back to Europe in a heartbeat and revisit Castles and distant relatives in Switzerland.

New England historical sites are very much a fascination to me. The Whaling Museum is also on my bucket list.


Touristy are my Most Favorite!

I have been collecting post cards for years buying those instead of other souvenirs. I collect postcards from every place I visit. I put the date and who was with me on the back. I have boxes of them filed by states, countries and other themes. They can capture pictures that my camera cannot. I like city views, landmarks, country scenes, day and night themes, maps (state or country) and most any interesting pictures. I like the colorful pictures of places, map cards and information ones of places as well. I will trade animals or flowers if that is what is required in the swap. I would prefer touristy cards from places to see over the artsy or animal pictures with the exception for Whales - I collect all kinds of Whales. Postcard swaps with touristy or specific theme, but not animal or flowers. I have no filing boxes or folders for flowers or animals other than Whales. I like the places visited to inspire me to add to my bucket list.

I have Colorado cards galore, send me a different state card, please. I am a dog person - Dachshunds and I collect whales. Please send other animal cards to those displaying animal requests in their profiles.

Wishlist - State Capitol Building - AK, AR, MD,MA, MI, OK

Postcards --- Castles, City views, Covered Bridges, Historical sites/ or Historical people, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from), Lighthouses, Linen, Map or map shape cards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up to the light cards, Busy Tourist's Correspondence Check Off, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, State Cards, Touristy of city state or country, Famous Places,


Likes --
Butterflies, Civil War/Revolutionary War, Counted Cross Stitch, Dachshunds, Dragonflies, Embroidery, Ladybugs, Mount Rushmore, Owls, Patriotic themes, Pine cones, Scooby Doo, Sewing notions, Snowmen, Statue of Liberty, Trains, US Presidents and Whales,

Dislikes or not into-- Tea or cocoa, rather have my Boyer's coffee made in Denver.
Make-up not allergic - just not into it, Color Orange, but I am trying (pumpkins are cute)

Sad to say dislikes or disappointments are the flakers and non-raters. I am getting my share.

I will no longer seek out a rating. If you do not receive the swap, let me know and I can resend.

I will sometimes use washi tape and stickers on envelopes and postcards. I do not use the puffy style and would rather you send those to other people. I have to take them off so I can file postcards. Instead of lots of stickers, use the area for writing interesting ideas or topics.

Favorite Quotes

Growing old is Mandatory, Growing up is Optional!! Want to play Hopscotch?

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Don't Sweat the petty things and Don't Pet the sweaty things!

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You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time - John Lydate


International Swaps and envelope swaps are taken to the post office. Envelopes are weighed and checked for thickness. I print the address by copy paste from the swap. Your address is then exactly how it is in Swap-bot. My end I feel is secure by handing the swap directly to the postal worker. I will reconsider doing International swaps if resends become an ongoing issue. It gets too costly.

If you do receive a swap from me, would you be so kind as to rate so that I know you received it.

Please leave the bottom half-inch on the front and back for the postal service to mark the card with the bar codes. Writing in that area is difficult to read or completely blurred.

Thank you


LadyJo rated for CPG QUICKIE: Touristy PC - US only on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of WI! Looks like a neat pleace. I have been to Lake Michigan on the Michgan side. It is calm and beauitful. I will list this for WI bucket list to see. Thank you for telling me!
Comment: What a lovely card! And it was plenty sturdy and made it to me in great shape. Thank you!
Response: Very welcome and you are so speedy to rate, love it!!! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I love the postcard, thanks!!!
Response: You are very welcome, happy you like it and thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you very much for the train postcard! It reminds me very much of my grandfather and dad. How fun that you travel on Amtrak over the holidays! We have also done some Amtrak trips and have enjoyed them! The stamps you used are also fun! Thanks!
Response: Very welcome, thank you for rating and for the heart.
Comment: thanks for the Nebraska capitol card! It's a new one for me :)
Response: Very welcome - glad it is new. Thank you for rating quickly and for the heart.
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Very Welcome, Marc
Rosepettals007 rated for Stamped and written postcard on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: The only time I visited Colorado so far was at the airport one stop for 3 hrs from California to Texas. You have to let me know what places I should visit while I'm there next time in more detail ❤️❤️ thank you for the wonderful postcard!!
Response: You are welcome. There is so much to do - I am still exploring. If in the summer do the drive to Mt. Evans. You can drive to the top or Pikes Peak also. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hi Frieda! Pretty PC of Colorado. My brother just moved from Poudre Canyon to Ft. Collins. Colorado is indeed very pretty. :-) Thanks again!
Response: Very welcome, hope you get to visit. Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
simcoe54 rated for Scavenger 30 T/F on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks. I guess true to you being an only child.
Response: Very welcome - fun swap. Did you want to guess? Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
faeriemail rated for Stamped and written postcard on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Such a nice card and I love your handwriting.
Response: You are welcome.
PostcardAl rated for Germany meets America... #8 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Hi Frieda -- thanks for the (replacement) card of Crystal Mill! And for sending another. I'm not sure that I got your first card -- I do aim to rate promptly :) -- but I'll take a look in the pile. In any case, I appreciate the extra effort you made. :) All the best, al
Response: Very welcome, I know you rate promptly. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
ginnijay rated for Stamped and written postcard on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Great Colorado card. In western NY, we have been told that our weather is similar to Chicago . Thanks
Response: Welcome, thank you for rating so quickly.
Comment: Love the postcard and stamps! Our son-in-law is from Wisconsin. Happy Fall!!
Response: So happy you liked both, very welcome! Thank you for rating promptly and for the heart. I go there twice a year driving in summer and by train at Thanksgiving.
Comment: Great postcard, thank you. I have been to Denver Airport when transferring pkanes!!
Response: Very Weclome - it is a very different teepee shaped design. Thank you for rating so quickly - it was sent 9/3! Thank you for hosting and for the heart.
GirlMomToTwo rated for Stamped and written postcard on Sep 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Cool stamps you used too!
Response: Very Welcome - thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful card! Looks like a great place to visit!
Response: Very welcome, thank you for hosting.
Comment: Now I have a Butte PC. Thank you.
Response: Very welcome, whew was concerned you might have that one! Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
Comment: Great choices - new map card of WI, LOVE Little Horn, the recipe sounds yummy and very interesting facts about CO!!
Response: Very Welcome - fun swap - thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
marles rated for State Flag Postcard - USA on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Very Welcome!
Moonlight1978 rated for Germany meets America... #8 on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for a great view from Colorado. :)
Response: You are very welcome - thank you for hosting.

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SharMarie513 on Sep 1, 2018:

Thank you for sending me the bonus postcard for the Lighthouse Postacrd swap! I love it and I love your story about visiting and climbing the lighthouse ❤️

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