Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2017 1:16 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: December 17, 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.

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.


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 like the places visited to inspire me to add to my bucket list.

Wishlist - State Maps-- AR,CT,DE,IN,KY,LA,MD,MI,NV,ND,OH,OK,SC,VT,WV



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.

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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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


Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card and the great postcards! I’ve been to Denver many times and getting these brought back a lot of memories for me!
AmookIslandCreations rated for WPS - Snow Postcard #2 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and wonderful stamps as well! They just closed Thompson's Pass, which is the only road in/out of Valdez because of so much snow. Those steel posts are the only guides to keep the snow removal trucks from going off the cliffs as there are not guard rails along steep cliffs. Ours are twice as long as those on the postcard. Snow measures in feet or yards, instead of inches. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Poohtat rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - I - USA on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the interesting stamps! Happy Holidays.
Comment: Had a nice little envie waiting for me when I got home from my fam tour. Excellent choices on the cards. Thank you so much! I bet that was a nice trip.
Comment: Thank you for the great map cards. Out of the 4 you sent 3 were new for me. Even the CA card was different. It was similar but enough different for me to add to my notebook.
kathiann rated for Vintage PC Swap - USA on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: These cards are great! I love the Buffalo Bill one, on my way through Colorado recently, I stopped at his grave site/museum/gift shop. I have a picture of the very scene on the postcard!
Comment: Thanks for the pc! Safe travels. 😃
Comment: Enjoyed the history of your small town in postcard. Thank you for swapping!! 🙂
kydestar rated for 4 Blank Map PCs #4 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Heya, THANKS for the awesome postcards which I really like!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards! I've never seen Mt. Rushmore, but it is definitely something on my bucket list that I hope to achieve one day. Love that one is a beautiful vintage one. The truck water one is odd, but I know exactly what swap it will be perfect for, and the badlands one is just beautiful! The Christmas Cat card is just perfect too, thank you for including it as an extra.
Comment: Love the cards! Thank you!
bck rated for Lighthouse postcard swap - USA 10/2017 on Nov 1, 2017
thequilterslink rated for PICK LUCKY 7 #23 USA on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!
moosemama rated for WPS - Postcard From My Vacation #6 on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun pc
simcoe54 rated for U.S. State Map Postcards #3 on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the map postcards which are new to my collection as well as the extras and postage stamp :)
PostcardAl rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - D -,USA on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Hello, thanks for the card from Denver. I have driven through Denver a couple of times (plus taken the train). But I have spent more time in the Durango (also a "D") area. Colorado is very beautiful. Best, al
Fritosmom rated for P&M make a choice postcard 7 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for Mt. Rushmore. I love the touristy PC:-)
marinda rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - C - USA on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Great postcard. Thx! I, too went to San Francisco and saw, but didn't drive down, Lombard street. :)
Comment: Thanks for the pc! We loved Devil's Tower when we visited in 2014 😃
marinda rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - B - USA on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Great postcard.

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Margothecat on Oct 2, 2017:

Thank you for the postcard trade! The Ohio song is so unusual :)

jendoggie on Sep 13, 2017:

Thank you so much for the stamps.

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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