Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 11:53 am


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: December 18, 2018
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

Update 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. 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.

Wishlist - State Maps-- (I have a full set from POSTCARD FAIR.COM) - ones I could use more are from AR,KY,LA,MD,NV,ND,OH,WV

Wishlist - State Capitol Building - AK,CT,DE,FL,GA,HI,IN,MD,MA,MI,NM,NC,OH,OK,PA,SC,VT


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,

Postcards --- Castles, City views, Covered Bridges, Historical sites/ or Historical people, Lighthouses, Map or map shape cards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, State Cards, Touristy of city state or country, Famous Places,

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.

Whatever you send I am sure I will like it, have a use for it, re-gift, or my granddaughter will do something creative with it.

Another conundrum - my Name is Frieda. Lately I get a lot of Freida, maybe I should go back to B.F., but then some write that they want a first name. (i before e except after c)

I am confused when someone has not sent the swap and when I ask about it, the reply is to send them my address. Addresses are attached to the swap, why would I need to send my address?

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


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

Thank you


kssunlover1947 rated for States PC NEW YORK on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the New York card. I have never been there and it will probably remain one of the places that I will only see through cards and pictures from others.
EmilyT rated for STATES PC NORTH CAROLINA on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I haven't been to a Denver postcard club yet.
Response: Very welcome!
Kathy821 rated for TT&E: SC PC #6 USA on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Great postcard. It's definitely on my bucket list. Thank you very much. I don't list preferences because I love them all, well the majority. Hope you have a great holiday!
Response: Very welcome - do go sometime!
mummsie rated for TT&E: SC PC #6 USA on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Love your choice. And yes I have seen the snow almost that high. Burrrrr.
Response: Very welcome, thank you for such a quick response!
bck rated for Private swap Highlander18 and bck on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: The angels are beautiful.....thank you very much! 😇
Response: You are very welcome. Those are fun to make or rather sit and watch the machine do the sewing.
Lonestarchild rated for TT&E: SC PC #6 USA on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for such great cards!
Response: Very Welcome - wow I just sent that!!
Comment: Love the moose PC. Thanks!
Response: You are welcome, I liked that card,too.
Cupcake436 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #13 on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Tennessee postcard! I love this style of postcard and this is my first one. The stamps are unique too. A fun swap!
counrtygirl rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #16 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Vickyen rated for PH: Postcards With Words on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Frieda! What a fun swap and I love the pcs! Thanks! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are very welcome, Yes a fun swap! thank you for rating.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard I just recently visited Hildene in Vermont Lincoln’s sons summer home. It was amazingly beautiful
Response: Very welcome, thank you for rating. Would love to visit Vermont again, lovely state.
Comment: Thank You
Response: Welcome
starhiker rated for Pressed pennies and nickels swap on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful swap. I've been two of those places I use to live where you live. Yes I left when I was 10 I didn't have much of a choice LOL.
Response: Very welcome - were the pennies duplicates? Crossing fingers and toes that it is a no. You left Colorado????
Eulegirl rated for ACTION! on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the action cards. I really liked the avalanche one.
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap. Glad you liked what I sent.
CHOWEFACE rated for U.S. State Map Postcard + Views #4 on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Wisconsin cards! I don't have many view cards from there :)
Poohtat rated for UHM: Postcard Scavenger Hunt #2 🦄 on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I have been to Disney many times when I lived in Florida. Always fun. Enjoy your recent family addition! Dachshund are so cute!
Response: You are very welcome. I just sent that!! Thank you for rating so quickly!!
Comment: Thank you. Have a lovely weekend. Marina
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for hosting.
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #5 on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard of the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Response: You are very welcome. Huge swap!

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goinjenny on Dec 6, 2018:

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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