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Date Joined: September 27, 2008
Last Online: September 20, 2021
Birthday: July 13
Country: United States
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About Me

If I am going to be late on a swap for any reason I will contact my partner and the host. I would appreciate the same from you.

October 19, 2020 I updated Wish list so that it is current as of today. Most can be sent flat envelopes but I did add a few larger items (but still small) to keep shipping cost down. Any items in this section with older dates are still on here because they are still relevant.

June 11, 2020 Many things are opening back up but I am still only going to just a few places as I am considered high risk because of my age and health issues. When I do go out if I have to get out of my car I will wear a mask. I also stay away from crowds. So far the only place I have gone besides store, Walmart, post office and drive through fast food is our local zoo and I go during the week there so numbers are fairly low.

JULY 12, 2014 === Last year the Post Office moved our local distribution center from here to Kansas City. Since then I have had more mail go missing then I ever had in the over 15 years that I have been doing swaps on the internet. So PLEASE contact me if something is not received in a reasonable time.

October 29, 2018 I just went through my profile and updated it the only section I still need to do is my postcard section. I have also noticed that I have changed my swap habits a little. With the price of package mailing I am not doing package swaps except for US padded envelopes only. And they are not real frequent. I still do international swaps but mostly postcards or envelopes under 2 ounces no packages because international or large US packages do not work in my budget. Happy swapping everyone.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is classic country. I also like some of the 50's through 70's rock and roll. Although no hard rock. Some of my favorite musicans are Elvis, Mel McDaniel, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Billy Ray Cyrus, Patsy Kline, Barbara Mandrell, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams Sr and Jr. Dolly Parton. And many more. I don't know too many of the current singers or groups but there is an acapella group I have fallen in love with and that is "Home Free"

Favorite Books

My favorite books are older Sci-fi. Such authors as Iasaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, and others. I also like some romance and mysteries these books I read and then pass on. The Sci-Fi books I keep and read over and over.

Update I got a Kindle Fire and since getting it I have found many books I want to read. Many are free although I do not mind paying for them if they are really good or are some that continue series that I have started. I no longer have the Kindle Fire because my grandson borrowed it and wore it out. 2nd Kindle Fire grandson broke. The Kindle 10 tablet I have now he is not allowed to touch. Also I have the kindle program on my computer and my phone so I still have my Kindle library with me no matter where I go.

Favorite Movies

It is really hard to choose. I like comedies such as "It's a Mad Mad Mad World", action adventure movies with Steven Seagal, Chuck Norris etc., sci-fi "Star Trek", "Star Wars" "Lord of the Rings" , musicals and lot of the old classics.

Crafts and hobbies

At present it is Cross Stitch, Plastic Canvas stitching and crochet. Over the years I have done fabric painting, sewing (mostly clothes), latch hook, paint by number, stamped embroidery and when I first learned crochet it was thread crochet then later I learned to do granny squares with yarn and that is mostly what I do today is yarn.
An addition to this is coloring. I have quite a collection of adult coloring books and have been doing coloring postcard swaps.

I also have several collections that we have been working on for many years. Now that I am older I have started selling most of the collectables that none of my family wants. Most of this will be done on Ebay and Facebook marketplace.

First is elephants I like them with their trunks up. I got my first ones at the Missouri State Fair about 40 years ago. My favorite is a ceramic one that is painted lavender with pink spots. I don't know why it just is. I have seen a cute one called Humphrey in the magazine Cross Stitch Crazy,

Next is Dragons. Hubby liked the really fierce ugly ones. I like the cute ones. I have several cross stitch patterns that I would really like to make but at present have not been able to get the supplies. And to go with the dragons we had to have wizards.

Next I have many different magnets. From hand made to souvenir maps. Many different Christmas ornaments that I have made or received in exchanges over the last 14 years. June 11, 2020 I just realizes it has been 24 years that I have been in exchanges. I started in Yahoo groups, and later in facebook groups then came here in 2008 when one of the groups that I was in moved their swaps here.

Family and pets

I am retired since July 2005. Worked 28 years for the city. We had 2 kids Daughter has 3 grown boys . Son has daughter and step-son. And I have 3 great granddaughters and 3 great grandsons.

Pets I have 1 cat Annabelle. She is grey and white and has one green eye and one blue eye.

My swaps

Since I joined here I have began to collect postcards. Many are map cards, state capital cards. These I am going to list here so you can see what I already have.

THIS IS NOT AN UP TO DATE LIST. Will get it updated when I can.

International = Map card from the Bahamas, Canada, a map card of a river in France, 2 map cards from Japan - one is a pictorial map of Japan, New Zealand 5 map cards, Spain,
Santorini Greece 6 map cards, and a chart map of the great lakes between the US and Canada.

US States - As of Nov 18, 09 I have at least one of all states. I also have a Washington DC card and a card for the whole USA. I still love receiving US map cards as many states have more than one card. Especially in the swaps where you send them clean in an envelope. No Kansas cards unless vintage older than 1980. I live in Kansas and can get all the new cards as they come out.

State Capital Cards: I have reached the point where it is easier to list the ones I don't have so these are the ones I NEED. Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire and North Carolina. Same as with the maps feel free to send others as most states have more than one card. And no Kansas Cards except vintage older than 1980.

And many different cards. If the swap sounds interesting and I can find or have cards to meet the exchange I will join.

Other swaps I have done are Biscornus,
Buttons, Ribbons and Buttons, Crochet potholders, Crochet dishcloths, Magnets (Store bought and hand made) Notecards, Christmas Ornaments I have also started doing ATC's and an occasional handmade notecard or postcard.

Some of the Disney PC swaps are asking for preferences and likes so here goes. I really like the older Disney movies and cartoons that I grew up with such as Dumbo, Cinderella, Snow White, 101 Dalmations, The Aristocats, The newer princess type movies I don't care for. The Pixar movies I haven't seen too many of but the ones I did watch were okay. I have the boxed sets the Art of Disney, The Golden Age 1937-1961 and The art of Pixar . Just bought 2 more boxes, The Art of Disney The Renaissance and beyond (1989 - 2014) and The Art of Pixar volume II. I send out of these sets but if you want to send me these I love them naked and written on as that makes them special for me . The blank ones sent in an envelope are added to my to send box.

Wish List

First Amazon wishlist is my kssunlover1947 list. Second Amazon wishlist is my public wishlist.

October 19, 2020
Updated this list to add some items for gift swaps.

  1. Post cards. Any kind. I really have yet to receive a card that I didn't like. I like the cards sent either way but if there is a choice send them naked with a nice note and interesting postage stamps.
  2. Stickers - Are for my own use or swapping so I would prefer adult themes unless the swap calls for them. Adding for swaps I do like Peanuts, Star Wars, Dumbo, Disney characters from the sixties and earlier such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy Duck, and Jiminy Cricket. Although I will find a use for any theme sent.
  3. Stitching supplies such as scissors, needles, needle threaders and anything really that can be used for stitching, sewing, crocheting and other fabric type crafts. Also Fat Quarters as I would like to try making a quilt when I get my sewing machine fixed or a new one. June 2020 I no longer have enough fat quarters to make a quilt as I have used them to make masks for family and some of their co-workers. One thing good is I did get a new (cheap Janome Sewist 500) sewing machine as my old one completely died.
  4. Chocolate = any kind. I have basically quit eating candy because of my health but I do eat a little chocolate as a treat. Sugar free is best but it can be any as long as just a small amount.
  5. SMALL items related to Black Footed Ferrets, Elephants and something I have just started to collect is The Child (nickname Baby Yoda) from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
  6. Drinks, Hot chocolate can be any flavor same with tea. Something else I like is the individual flavoring mixes for water, sugar free and not the energy drink style as I limit my caffeine intake. No coffee as I do not drink very much of it and I do not have a Keurig.



This is for any handmade knit or crochet swap that I am in. My favorite colors are Blue all shades, Red all shades, and all Bright cheery colors. For something like dishcloths and hot pads I like varigated colors.

Favorite sports teams NFL is Kansas City Chiefs

College football is Kansas State Wildcats

College basketball Kansas University Jayhawks


primaveratime rated for Food packaging #12 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Hi !! Thank you for the Ice cream postcard ! I love the stickers. Take care
debbiespoms rated for Adult Coloring PC #118 INTL on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Well hello there Barbara! I didn't realize you did Adult coloring PC's! How great is that! Thank you for this coloring PC, you sent me of flowers in jars. Very pretty! Our weather is like yours, in the 70's & 80's. Today it reached 88 degrees though, ugh! I'm actually looking forward to fall weather. My kind of weather by far.
debbiespoms rated for LARGE CAT SWAP on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Barbara, Hi ! Thank you very much, for the Tiger PC! Which is my #1 favorite of the big cats. Must be nice to live near a Zoo and see Tigers & cubs. I envy you. We would have to drive 3 hours to see the Philadelphia Zoo. Which is the closet to us and we have been there several times too. Love it! There used to be a Zoological park in Wellsboro, PA., 45 minutes from here. But it got shut down 5 years ago or so, due to it not being kept up and half of the animals were dying, because their funding ran out & so did the food. What a shame this happened. As it was around since I was a kid in the mid 60's. What animals were left were sent to other states zoos.
Comment: Such a cute card!!! Thank you. I love that is says 2nd annual.
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! I love the texture of the postcard and even the material used to make the postcard. Take care and keep on swapping...
Comment: Thank you, Barbara! It’s a fun swap postcard! They look good. It’s interesting that the crunchies are toasted quinoa. I will be on the lookout for them.
Response: These I usually find at Walmart. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Hi Barbara, I received your swap on Wednesday, Sept. 15th. It was so nice to see your name on a swap coming to me from you. Thank You so much for the colorful and beautiful postcard you created for me. I'm excited to add your postcard to my "Adult Coloring Postcard(s)" Collection. This is one of my favorite swaps and I have participated in this swap starting with approximately #35. I hope I get to see your name on more swaps that come my way OR me sending you a swap. Until we swap again, Happy Swapping! Barbara, sleepingrover2010
Response: Thank you for the rating. I haven't joined all of them but I have joined quite a few of these over the years. It is so fun to color the cards and to see what someone else colors for me.
octobereve930 rated for LARGE CAT SWAP on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: aww I love the names of the tigers ...thank you
moonchild89 rated for NIGHTVIEW POSTCARDS on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: sorry for the late rating. thank you :)
ch23 rated for PH: Sticker Bombed Postcard #2 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Cute and pretty stickers. Thank you!
myancey rated for Food packaging cardboard swap #15 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: I am so not picky about what u send! Love your creativity and even if u duplicated it would be ok!!!!!! Thanks so much
Comment: Thanks for picking to my tastes Barbara! I love them
debbiespoms rated for Dragon postcards on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Hey there Barbara! Received your swap for Dragon PC's and just these ones you sent & are definitely keepers! I also loved your Dragon note card! Oh Yes, Dragons are my #1 favorite as well ! I have loved them for as long as I can remember! Esp. if it's dealing with the Medieval period. One of my very favorite movies is Eragon. They were supposed to make a 2nd one. But never did so.☹ Another I love is DragonHeart. Thank you for a great swap!
Response: Glad that you like them. I bought 3 of each of those so I could have one to keep for myself. I had trouble finding cards so I was glad that the swap said that Zazzle cards were ok.
TreeAnn629 rated for FTLOC#1-Self-made envelopes-US on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Love them thank you.
nsciambi rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #24 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
myancey rated for Cardboard O swap on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for both chunks of our gang. I just remember little rascals. Have a good day!
Response: Actually Little Rascals was the same show. That was the name they were shown under on TV in the 1950s. These were the ones I remember. The 1994 Movie was based on this series.
LavenderSprinkles rated for LSRUS: Three Note Cards on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the cards you sent my way! Have a safe and happy weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards you sent. I loved the envie and all the recipes on it!
loverofpostcards rated for Cardboard N swap on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed that movie!
danatropicana rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful swap! I love everything! I appreciate your putting it together for me! Take care!

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Snailmail1772 on Aug 3, 2021:

Thank you for coloring and returning my pc home to me. I love how it turned out.

myancey on Jul 16, 2021:

Sure I could find the original A swap but I’m lazy. Lol. I got an apple cider chunk postmarked mAy 28th and giggled. Love the alpine and the airplane es and adventure awaits us and apple stickers. Thank you!!!!! Better late than never ….

myancey on Jul 12, 2021:

Also hoping my Disney 23 makes it to Kansas soon thank you for rating promptly. Have a great day

myancey on Jul 12, 2021:

Barbara you spoil me! I love love the keep calm pc I sent randomly. Thank you so very much ! I was sad not sending mail to Kansas this week. I went to mailbox today and had an over abundance of happy happy mail. Still going thru it. Have a great week!!!!!

debbiespoms on Jul 8, 2021:

Thank you very much, for the 3 wonderful PC's from the AN: June WTA 2021. I love them!

myancey on Jun 15, 2021:

Thanks for the C card! Perfect! Love love it. Chocolate and cups thanks so much

myancey on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for the AN wta envie of stuff. All 3 arrived on same day!!!!! Thanks bunches

simcoe54 on May 24, 2021:

AN: March WTA -- Thanks for the lovely pcs and envies.

Lonestarchild on Apr 20, 2021:

Thanks so much for the PCs for AN Feb. WTA!

mchesser12 on Apr 19, 2021:

Thanks for sending my collaborative coloring postcard back home!

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