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Highlander18

Highlander18
Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: October 28, 2020

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. In 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 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.

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.

Postcards

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

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/dislikes/confused

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

Swaps

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

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much - I received all 3 lovely handmade and decorated envelopes with a bunch of stamps too - great postcards all!!
Ruthless rated for Lantern press blank envie swap 26 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome postcards! My favorite is the wonderful train postcard from Black Hills! Your generosity is appreciated. Have a wonderful day!
Response: You are very welcome. So happy you like what I sent. Lantern Press are favorites of mine and I pick up extras whenever I can an happy to share. Thank you for the heart rating. Take care.
KarenFife rated for CPG Oct 2020 SC PC - US only on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Racine postcard! I love seeing all the lighthouses around Lake Michigan. Enjoyed your nice note and all the different postal stamps.
Response: You are very welcome. I have climbed a few and getting older will just like to look up and take pictures. Thank you for the heart rating.
dmarie rated for SMSUSA: Blind Envie Swap on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I love the vw van and camping items! ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: You are very welcome. I do read profiles and send what I have. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap. I love everything and I appreciate your generosity sending extra stuff. The Mount Rushmore postcard is the best!
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap and fun to put together. Happy you enjoyed the Happy Mail. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thanks for such a sunshiny happy envie with fun things -- love the vintage stickers!
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad I sent items for a Happy Mail. Thank you for the heart rating.
Carime rated for 3 AD cards #2 on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the 5 ad cards you sent me!
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap. The Denver Puppet Theater has now closed. Sad for us we enjoyed the many plays for grandchildren through the years.
lilamint rated for Postcards Swap #1 USA on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: Hi Freeda, thank you for the very nice cards! I feel like Swap-bot helps me to travel to different places without leaving the house.👍
Response: You are very welcome. Me too, see all sorts of places and possibly put on a bucket list to see up close and personal. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! I appreciate you took the time to check my profile and I love all the ones you chose for me. Hope you are doing great! Thanks for joining my swap! : )
Response: You are very welcome. I do read profiles for ideas for what to send. Thank you for the heart rating. Keep hosting!
Bavarija rated for Non -Tourist Postcards #19 on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Didn't take that long to get to Lithuania. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Be safe.
ajmay rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Rock Mountain National Park postcard! I really appreciate it!
Response: You are very welcome. Since moving to Colorado I can enjoy the park more often. Thank you for the heart rating.
MarySue rated for WIYM: Vintage postcards on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards!
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoyed this swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap! It arrived today after quite a long journey! I adore the vegetable illustrated postcard you included. Thank you so much for reading my profile and sending me things that have totally brightened my day, I really appreciate it. Stay well x
Response: You are very welcome. I was getting concerned since it was mailed Aug 28th. So glad it arrived. Thank you for the heart rating.
rhinoluvr rated for Two Maps and a Non-Touristy PC #8 on Oct 6, 2020
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the wonderful map PCs and the extra & owl. I love them. I enjoyed your positive cheery note. The map envie you sent them in is nifty as well. Take care & stay safe :)
Response: You are very welcome. Having fun making envelopes like that!. Thank you for the heart rating.
minniepic rated for Five Senses Scavenger Hunt on Sep 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards:)
Response: You are welcome. Different kind of swap. Thank you for rating.
kydestar rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #201 on Sep 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the BRILLIANT postcards, great additions to my collection!
Response: You are very welcome, I am so happy. Thank you for rating so quickly and the heart.
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #201 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sending great cards for me!
Response: You are very welcome. Hoping I found some from your profile. Thank you for the heart rating.
glassnowdrop rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #24 on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards, i love them, but especially the Alaska orca! Hope you are doing well :)
Response: You are very welcome, I am happy the cards arrived. I think you are my first New Zealand. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you, have a lovely week. Marina
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the heart rating. You also have a wonderful week.

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Comments

tcornell on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you for the unused postage that you sent for October WW ♥♥♥

lindseyjae on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you so much for the October wish - I love the stamps! (WW October Wishlist)

kiddomerriweather on Oct 25, 2020:

Thank you for the October WW! I love all the vintage unused stamps you sent. I can't wait to use them! It was so very thoughtful of you. =D

sherba31 on Oct 24, 2020:

Thanks for the Oct WW notecard and stamps. I hope your Thanksgiving tradition brings safe travel and happy family memories.

Kirkdebb on Oct 13, 2020:

Thank you for the vinyl camping stickers RAK! My oldest daughter loves backpacking and immediately claimed most of them. The one with the tent on it is now on her electric teapot that she uses every day. Thank you!!

TryshaH81 on Oct 10, 2020:

Thank you for the vinyl camping stickers from RAK group!

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 16, 2020:

Ooops and not to forget the vintage postage on the envelope too!

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.

Kirkdebb on Jul 30, 2020:

Thank you for the spice labels RAK! The script is so fancy! I'll have to change all my labels instead of replacing the few that were missing.

ginny19590 on Jul 22, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome food storage labels/spices and herb decals. Perfect for me because I'm always needing these to label my containers.....=)

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