Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 12:23 am


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: August 21, 2017
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

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.
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 Television

Castle is a must see!! Now I am sad that the show has ended. :-(
Elementary, Criminal Minds, Scorpion, Big Bang Theory
NCIS and NCIS New Orleans, Mysteries at the Museum, Forensic Files and BBC Sherlock - is very very good!!

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 150 of them so far. Would love to trade those for other crafts I cannot do.

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 at least 6 pictures with my grandchildren standing in front of what I call "My Men!" I have over 100 postcards from that tourist place than any other and welcome more. 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.


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 humorous ones as well. I have and will trade Ad cards if the swap calls for it. 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 like the places visited to inspire me to add to my bucket list.


Likes --
Butterflies, Castles, City View PCs, Civil War/Revolutionary War, Counted Cross Stitch, Covered Bridges, Dachshunds, Dragonflies, Embroidery, Historical sites or Historical people, Ladybugs, Lighthouses, Map PCs, Mount Rushmore, Owls, Patriotic themes, PCs with cutouts Pine cones, Scooby Doo, Sewing notions, Snowmen, Statue of Liberty, Trains, US Presidents Whales,

Postcards --- Castles, City views, Covered Bridges, Historical sites/ or Historical people, Lighthouses, Map or map shape cards, PCs with cutouts, 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.

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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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


Onyx rated for My beautiful state (Naked) on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Colorado card! We are very close to the divide here too. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much
zurdoswifey rated for P&M Big City Tourist Postcard on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the PC...I bet the tourists in summer are ridiculous... we went in Oct and it was full of ppl then...I couldn't handle summer tourists lol
goinjenny rated for My beautiful state on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extras
gruskal rated for P&M Small Town Tourist Postcard on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Great PC of all those bikes in Sturgis - I've had some friends that head out that way for the rally and they love it. Hope you are having a great summer. Take care, Annette
CHOWEFACE rated for Vacation Postcard 2017!! on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: love Mt Rushmore too! Thanks!
kacka rated for Three Maps and a Random Postcard #1 on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: thank you for that great swap too, many greetings Katka
Response: Whew!! glad they arrived.
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for P&M Tourist Postcard on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Great Los Angeles card! I bet it was fun to take a tour.
abrown00 rated for Vacation Postcard 2017!! on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: thank you for the postcard!
kacka rated for Two Maps/One Touristy/One Non-Touristy on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: thank you , i found one of that two swaps now.so sorry for the late rating
nmlacagno rated for Vacation Postcard 2017!! on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you! looks like a fun place!
Tricia22 rated for State you DON'T live in PC-US Only on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the resend!!! Hope your having a good summer
Response: Glad it arrived and you could rate the swap.
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Nice postcard! I want to see Mount Rushmore someday! Have a nice summer!
Comment: Thank you! Happy Swapping!
Response: Very Welcome, thank you for rating, know the package arrived.
tmarlo rated for 4 Blank Map PCs #3 on Jun 28, 2017
simcoe54 rated for PTG: Send 3 Postcards #2 (Specific) on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
Jsereg001 rated for PH: Four Vintage Postcards on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the vintage postcards!! Also, a postcard trade show sounds AWESOME!! I wish we had one in my area!
justmesks rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #3 on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards.
judee0624 rated for PH: U.S. State Map PC + Views #1 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful cards. They are all new to me.

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DarkSkullMistress42 on Jun 6, 2017:

Thank you for joining the swaps! Hope all is well your way.:)

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 20, 2017:

reader44ever on Apr 27, 2017:

Wow! Two-and-a-half-hours spent just over Tucson? Did you get to see any of the surrounding desert/saguaro cacti (Sagauro National Park)? Sounds fascinating! :-)

jendoggie on Mar 13, 2017:

Thank you for all the great stamps! I am sure the animals will appreciate it as well. You are the best.


DarkSkullMistress42 on Dec 21, 2016:

What a great surprise in my mailbox! Lovely Christmas card. Im intrigued with this fish, never seen one before. I found out I was passinate. Who knew. Lol. going to bring it to family Christmas for alittle fun. Love everything. Thank you for thinking of me and so glad you join my swaps. You are one of my favorite people on here! Merry Christmas🎄

tcornell on Jun 11, 2016:

By the way, the quote on the Secret Code PC was great!!! Smiles, Tracy

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