Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2021 12:56 am


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: January 20, 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.

Wishlist - State Capitol Building - MD, MA & 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


Bavarija rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #22 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for cards! Stay safe!
Response: You are welcome, thank you for rating.
Bavarija rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #127 on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for cards!!!
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
suepier rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and stickers.
Response: You are very welcome. I am guessing you received the second card. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: thank you for the fun snowman postcard!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap!! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the great pcs. They arrived!
Response: Oh whew! Glad it arrived. You are welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
squince rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Cute card, thanks for the resend!! The original card now arrived on 1/17!
Response: You are very welcome. The mail has taken its time. Received an Uber card dated 12-8 just today. Thank you for the heart rating.
Rbrstmpr rated for 2021 Goals PC on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Enjoy your travels! We hope to travel in the RV this year too.
Response: You are welcome. Hope we have more fun swaps from 5Heart swaps group.
kydestar rated for Touristy Scavenger Hunt #4 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: A BRILLIANT selection of postcards, thank you!
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
japn rated for Latern Press Blank Envie swap 29 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Great swap thank you loved the cards
Response: You are very welcome. Gold star for you - one of the fastest rating ever! Thank you for hosting and for the heart rating.
Sissi rated for 3 Blank Map PCs #11 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderful psotcards that suits fantastic to my collection. All the best for 2021!
Response: Makes me happy. You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the great cards, Frieda. Wow, even a lenticular one! Here's hoping 2021 will be a much better year.
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
skinny52 rated for Christmas, or Winter postcard on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: We're really in trouble if Santa stops believing! LOL I also enjoyed the great vintage postage stamps! Stay healthy!
Response: it is a cute card. Fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
sassafrass rated for UHM: One Word Swap on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful "TEA" swap! I love everything
Response: Fun swap, You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you very much for the great selection of PC's ! Love all !
Response: You are very welcome. Fun Swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Fry rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for what you sent! Cute card! Merry Christmas!
Response: Fun swap, You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
jules4534 rated for Lantern press blank envie swap 28 on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Wonderful postcards! I love each of them and never have seen them before! Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome. Hope we can trade again, Lantern Press cards are a favorite.
Tracykason rated for USED postcards swap #7 on Dec 27, 2020
Comment: Loved these. Thank-you and Happy New Year!
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap, thank you for the heart rating.
becait rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card! Happy holidays 🎄
Response: You are very welcome - it finally made it there! Thank you for hosting and for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much, LOVE the 3D PC!! Merry Christmas and many hearts to you :)
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap enjoyed sending those. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I love cards of Mt Rushmore so one more is good. I love the cards of Rocky Mt. Nat park and Mesa Verde. I was to both many years ago in 1977 on a college trip. Want to visit them again some day. Merry Christmas
Response: Glad you love the cards I chose for you. Me too - Alaska 2021! Almost booked it last February, but hesitated. Thank you for the heart rating.

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susieq11 on Jan 19, 2021:

Thabk you for granting my wishes for WW January! I am loving the postcard and stickers! How fun that you’re making your own! I hope you had a nice birthday too!

LahDeeDah on Jan 16, 2021:

Thanks a bunch for the birthday card, Frieda! I love it and appreciate your thoughtfulness. An added bonus was meeting another Colorado resident!

Happy swapping!

January Wonderful Wishes

grammypammy on Jan 16, 2021:

Thank you for granting my wish on WW for postcards and thank you for the stickers too! I appreciate everything!

Hugs, Pam

BusyB on Jan 9, 2021:

Thank you for the cool Lego postcards! RAKS only USA RAK #2

manders2280 on Dec 21, 2020:

Thank you for holiday greetings and flat treats and the recipe. Google Drive isn't quite foolproof - I made a recipe that we liked and then couldn't find it again, despite many searches. I finally conceded that I didn't add it the my online recipe box! Now I make a recipe document with a little description for everything even if it's just a cookbook title and page number or a link to the recipe online.

Autist on Dec 7, 2020:

Thank you for the amazing postcards!!! My husband is going to love getting these as his Friday postcards. I write him on every Friday. Thank you so much!! Cheers!

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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