Swap-bot Time: April 11, 2021 12:41 am


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Frieda if you want to use it instead of F.B., please spell it correctly.

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 mail very soon after partners are assigned, so if you haven't received the swap from me, PM me, I'll resend. In the US should be 2 weeks delivery and 3-4 weeks for international swaps.

I read the profile of who I send to and who I receive from. I found a new friend who lives near me. Her profile mentions the Denver Postcard Club. I joined and love it. We have monthly meetings with fantastic topic presenters and we can look through and purchase postcards. I participate twice a year in the children's project to fill 150 envelopes with postcards and stamps to the Ronald McDonald House and the hospital to introduce postcards and mailing them to the Children.

I have been collecting whales for over 40 years, one day I will see one in real life. We tried once but the rain for three days didn't allow the day trip. I have traveled to all the states except Alaska. My 2020 trip planned to Alaska was canceled. I am going to try again in 2021. 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.

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 300 different postcards from that tourist place and welcome more. Mine are in a binder now instead of a photo box. It is much easier to view them.

2020- June I took two friends who had never been to the Black Hills area. We visited "My Men", took in a lot of the usual sites and also first flight on a Helicopter for me. I would go again in a heartbeat and get more aerial photos.

2019 - October weekend I visited "My Men" again. The area is under construction and the Presidential walk is partially closed. I did get evening and sunrise photos. I visited local antique stores for more postcards. I was thrilled to find a Giant size Linen card! Did not know those were made.

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.

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

I also collect Busy Tourist's Correspondence Check-Off when I can find them. I have two used no stamp and one unused extras to trade. Message me if interested.


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. Postcards from AliExpress (smaller cards without description on the back. The back is a sepia tone with just boxes on the top left.) I will trade or give them away. 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.

Stay above the Daisies and Be safe!

Thank you


Comment: Thanks for the great map cards - four of them are new to me (YAY)!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap!. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Great vintage pcs. Thanks
Response: You are very welcome save some of those who have them listed. Thank you for the heart rating.
oldsoul rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8D on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your little package ❤️
Response: You are very welcome. I am happy it finally made it to Finland. Thank you for the heart rating.
susieq11 rated for Mini Scavenger Hunt 3/2021 on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Love all the postcards, thanks so much! Montana looks gorgeous. I’ve been there but only very briefly. Would be nice to take a trip there and explore. Thank you for the daisy sticker and for joining my swap!! : ) And I love the old stamps you used!
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap thank you for hosting and for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely cards and the sticker! The hot air balloon ons is really pretty.
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I have been to Mt. Rushmore and it was about 40 years ago.
Response: Guess it is time to revisit? A lot has changed! Thank you for the quick and heart rating.
boandsully rated for Map postcard from my state #1 on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: Love the postcard. Our daughter lives in Denver, so we visit regularly. Thanks! PS: we used this Colorado vintage stamp on her wedding invitations. It is one of my favorites!
Response: You are very welcome, I enjoy sending and receiving map cards. Thank you for the heart rating.
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #68 on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Great card! Thanks! Yes, international rates are higher. Too bad for us swappers. Take care!
Response: You are very welcome. Most of my cards are touristy. It is sometimes difficult to find profile cards. Thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
Rosie2766 rated for Lantern Press Blank Envie Swap 31 on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for finding those Colorado cards!!! I didn’t have either of them!!! And...I absolutely LOVE that zoo card!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I love the LP trade too!!! Maybe I’ll host one, hope to see you ther if I do!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Let me know if I do not see the swap for favorite Lantern Press cards. Thank you for the heart rating.
nanadiana rated for NYUP USA Only #68 on Mar 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Mount Rushmore postcard and nice message. I would love to visit there one day. A helicopter ride over the area must have been a great ride. Thanks for making my day! :)
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
jinxspinx rated for WIYM: SSS - MAR 2021 (USA) on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful envelope you sent! And all from my profile likes! You are awesome! Ty very much. It really brightened my day. Oh- Racine is just right now the road from me! Ive been there tons of time. Now I will have to go look for this statue on the post card you sent! I have been to the bristol faire once. Right now they have a mask on guy the large sign in front. Its comical.
Response: This one was a lot of fun putting together and looking at your profile. Makes me happy you like what I sent. Thank you for the heart rating.
grammypammy rated for UHM: Odd Holiday Postcards March on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards you sent for this swap! Hope you're feeling better!
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.
laterdayze rated for NYUP: Girl Power on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the postcards!
Response: You are very welcome, happy I sent some good ones. Fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP: Male Mail on Mar 7, 2021
Comment: All great cards but I especially like the moon man and Kokopelli. Who doesn't love Kokopelli? The daisy sticker is a perfect reminder of your great slogan, which I've borrowed & shared numerous times. Love all the vintage stamps on your envie too. Thanks so much, Frieda.
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap!. Use Stay above the Daisies whenever. Thank you for the heart rating. Take care.
CajunLady rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #56 on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: Very welcome, thankyou for the heart rating.
Ashzaller rated for National parks facts & pc #7 on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the cards and facts <3
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for hosting and for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Lantern Press Postcards #3 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Great Lantern Press - Thanks
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for hosting and for the heart rating.
Lonestarchild rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #23 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: So many great kid cards -- thanks so much!!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the envelope of goodies! This was the first time for me participating in this swap. Love all the owl stickers!!
Response: You are very welcome. This was my second time, first one from Aug/Sept I just received that swap a day ago. thank you for the heart rating. I guess I will sign up again. Lots of fun!
teddygirl rated for Two Maps + Two #3 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: The cards you sent i just love, thankyou very very much ❤❤❤
Response: You very welcome, glad you love them. Thank you for the heart rating.

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lindseyjae on Apr 10, 2021:

Hi! Thank you for the birthday card and goodies you sent me for my April WW wishlist! I love everything!

mchesser12 on Apr 8, 2021:

Thank you so much for the postcards from March's RAK USA.

mejulia on Apr 5, 2021:

Thank you for the cards from the RAK group. I will enjoy them.

chimerix on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you so much for the birthday card! Aloha

AWG March wishlist

CariahCreates on Mar 29, 2021:

Thank you for the paper from my AWG wishlist

kaypendragon on Mar 25, 2021:

Thanks for the lovely wish granted! I love the spinning wheel button!

yvonne401 on Mar 18, 2021:

Thank you for my AWG March wishes of birthday cards, anniversary cards and recipe cards! Thanks for thinking of me.



user6937 on Mar 15, 2021:

Frieda, a most generous gift from you has arrived. I love them!! Thank you so much; this really was a special present and I appreciate it very much. I'll be sure to show my sister (I hope she gets on board; my niece also sews - I'll get somebody to make these because, you're right - they made a fab gift).

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 16, 2020:

HOw magnificent is this? Oh my gosh! Just as magnificent as you are. Thank you for the lovelies! Particularly the gold embossed whale on the letter head! The art journal card with the whale and the red hearts can pass for a postcard. So pretty going into my postcard collection. Thank you again.

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