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KarenFife

KarenFife
Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: June 20, 2018
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

SWAP COORDINATORS

IMPORTANT NOTE TO SWAP HOSTS: I am a returning swapper from over ten years ago who left in excellent standing with over 1000 hearts, a 5.0 rating, and never ever flaked. I do not remember my email from that time and the system shows that I have a duplicate account when the host checks. (It could be unavailable as that server was taken down.) But I did use the same name, Karen Fife.

I have been waiting for Admin to merge my accounts (it’s taking a long time - nearly five months now after many messages). I mentioned in my latest message to Rachel that some hosts are okay with allowing me in their swaps, mostly postcards, but there are many other swaps I would like to join. I love Swap-Bot but can’t really fully participate. This is so sad, and I don’t like to not follow rules. I would really appreciate any suggestions about what I can do at this point, especially from longtime swappers who are concerned with the transparent operation of Swab-Bot.

****Is it possible that I can “start over” and join swaps based on my current Ratings Overview.****

If you check my current swaps and ratings you will get an idea of the kind of swapper I am. Just wanted you to know before I sign up for your Swaps. I realize it is the host’s decision whether or not to let me in a swap, and I am fine with that.

THINGS ABOUT ME:

Hello! I live in Michigan and love it, even the winters.

MUSIC: Classical, New Age, and Easy Listening, but I listen to all types.

BOOKS: I read about 85 books a year, mostly series mysteries such as Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Peter Robinson, J. D. Robb, and many British detective series.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, and dark suspenseful thrillers like Suburbia, Sanctum, and Perfect Getaway.

TELEVISION: I rarely watch TV, but occasionally watch a series such as Downton Abbey or The Crown.

CRAFTS: Quilting (starting on a project making blankets and quilts for homeless vets and pregnancy resource centers), crocheting dishcloths, making my own body and home care products with essential oils....painting with acrylics (abstracts or just playing with color)...making greeting cards. I also dabble in photography and am finally taking a class.

I am a retired preschool teacher (two-year-olds) and still sub on occasion. I am married to a retired professor and we love going on road trips. This past summer we took Route 66 to California. The previous summer we toured Yosemite NP and all the major National parks out west. This is a good way to collect postcards!

I will be adding more to my profile but I just rejoined and want to get started swapping postcards.

I’m very appreciative of all I receive as long as it is what the swap required.

POSTCARD LIKES: Where you live.....Anything strange or unusual...Out-of-the ordinary places, especially small town or village where you live...Vintage, or reproduction vintage...city skylines.

I would prefer one of your choice, but please don’t send one with worn edges and bent corners.

No handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs.

Real photo please instead of drawings or cartoons,

I would like my postcards NAKED unless the swap requires an envelope.

DISLIKES: None, as long as it is in good taste.

GENERAL THEMES I LOVE: squirrels...sloths...goats...chickens...gnomes... flowers... birds...benches...chairs...windows...doors

TEAS: Any kind or brand but adore English Breakfast.

LITTLE THINGS: Seasonal or holiday themes (any time of year). Seasonal stickers, unused postcards, notecards

I will never flake and will rate as soon as I receive your mail. If a problem arises with a swap I will do my best to resolve it.

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 pm, so the postmark on my mail date may show the following day.

Ratings

YooperHill rated for Free Ad Card PC swap #3 on Jun 19, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
suepier rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Clearwater.
Dragongrrl rated for PH: Naked Postcards to 5 Partners on Jun 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I know what you mean about not wanting to send cards, haha, but I'm so glad you shared this cute parrot with me!
Hyshu rated for Vintage re-print PC on Jun 17, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great card! Wow an Alaskan cruise is #2 on my Bucket List. I would love to hear about it after. The whole Rt. 66 back and forth! Wow. I want to do that one day. I have probably done 75% of it in pieces.
Hikue rated for Summer Dessert Share- Recipe Swap on Jun 17, 2018
5
rating
 
katmandu rated for Simply an Animal Postcard INT #1 on Jun 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Mr Ibex does look like he has a secret; maybe he has a girlfriend in the cave behind him!! I love goats too, have you ever seen a fainting goat? They are too funny, and cute! Thank you!
Response: I’ll have to look for a fainting goat! Baby goats jumping around are adorable too.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
MarHelene rated for What Are You Reading Notecard #3 on Jun 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I won't read that series then! Thanks for writing about the book though.
ezredax rated for Summer Dessert Share- Recipe Swap on Jun 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Hi Karen, Thank you for the great Pistachio Pie recipe. So easy to make too. Will be trying it out on my great-grandchildren in a few days. Enjoy the day! Demaris
nannydino rated for MY Photo PC Swap on Jun 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Hi Karen, I'm not sure why you sent a re-send for this swap? Anyhows...thank you, I love the photo lol I leave little stacks of rocks at the beach all the time :) The light and the leaves and ferns in the background is really nice :) Take good care peace love light
Response: My original came back with “insufficient postage” the day I sent the 2nd one. It is kind of cool that I can keep it in my own collection.
justmesks rated for PH: Naked Postcards to 5 Partners on Jun 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Karen thank you for this lovely Michigan montage card. i did not have this one. Yes we are about 15-20 miles from Shipshewana. That is where I go to buy my postcards because I can't find any here in Goshen. Have a great summer!
Mamamoose rated for Free Ad Card PC swap #2 on Jun 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard! I think I would love that store also :-)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Michigan postcard! I saw the photo of the windmill and it reminded me that one of these years I’m going to take the ferry across Lake Michigan and attend the Tulip Festival in Holland, MI.
Response: Ha ha - we take the ferry the other way to go to the Mall of America! I just mailed you another postcard today. Thanks for rating!
Kathy821 rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #3 on Jun 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Great card. He sure does look peaceful. You're are braver than I am looking at those horns lol. Thanks so much!
vlhafer54 rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #6 on Jun 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the PC - yes they look like they could be in my garden, too!
vlhafer54 rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #3 on Jun 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great ibex card - what magnificent horns!
Dragongrrl rated for Simply an Animal Postcard USA #4 on Jun 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the next in my series of animal postcards from you, haha! That Highland cow could use its bangs trimmed!
Response: Just mailed you another animal!
squince rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #6 on Jun 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
sweetsaltfish rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 10, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card. I would sure love to cross that Mackinac Bridge some day on foot. Must be cool.
5
rating
Comment: If you want a beach, I recommend the west coast - Monterey, CA has a lovely one. Florida doesn’t have a lot to offer from what I’ve seen. Like the postcard, though!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 114 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
100 136 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 98 2 0
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Comments

Kathy821 on Mar 23, 2018:

How sweet you are! Thank you so much for the sweet card and calendar stickers. I will definitely put them to good use. A very nice surprise on a rough day! :)

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