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Date Joined: September 27, 2008
Last Online: February 28, 2024
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.

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

Over the years I have done Cross Stitch, Plastic Canvas stitching and crochet, fabric painting, sewing (mostly clothes), latch hook, paint by number and stamped embroidery Now I am coloring and doing some Zentangle drawing. I have quite a collection of adult coloring books and have been doing coloring postcard swaps. I had to basically quit my hand stitching and crochet because I am having trouble with left hand making it hard to do these now.

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. Nov 30, 2023 it has been 27 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 4 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

Please don't send

I was not going to add this section but I received something that I was unable to keep because When I started getting it ready to rate I realized it was a very strong odor. In all the years I have been swapping I had not received anything that bothered me but this swap had dried flowers and something green and dried that attracted my cat. When it first came in she kept smelling it. I had glanced at it when it first came in but when i took it out of the envelope It gave me a headache. So as soon as I scanned everything I had to wrap it and and toss. So because of this I am going to have to say nothing with a strong odor.


grannysimpson rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 5 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Cindymt rated for National Florida day PC swap on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a fun cruise! My boyfriend and I are going on a cruise in 13 days and we are so excited!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cool cards!
Comment: Thank you for the pc of your state capitol.. I once went to KS to join a boyfriend, thinking I might be staying. It did not work out and I returned to VA.
Comment: Thanks for the great cards! I like this style and there are a lot of them out there, but all four of these are new to me. Nice!
Comment: Great pcs. Thanks
LaureAndLucky rated for WIYM: B&W PEOPLE POSTCARD on Feb 24, 2024
Comment: I used to take boxing lessons when I was young ! Loved it, but I’m not into competition so I stopped. Thank you for this postcard !
Carachea rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 5 on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards! They’re beautiful! Especially the metallic USA one!
NRGordon rated for Song association —girl on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun list.
Comment: Thank you.
Cindymt rated for Song association -boy on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thanks!
Trevismom rated for WSS: Six washi for two partners #1 on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi! I love the fox one!
Teraecau rated for WSS: Six washi for two partners #1 on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: thank you for the lovely washi tape samples! :)
myancey rated for Song association -boy on Feb 19, 2024
Comment: Great list! I saw Glen Campbell live once in Dollywood
Victoriavida rated for Song association— she on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much for the song recommendations!
ArtsyAbby rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #251 on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: I loved these cards thank you!
kasa rated for Song association— she on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Hi Barbara , I had similar songs on my list and I completely forgot about the Elvis song, she's not you. Thanks for reminding me and I too enjoy the old songs. Blessings.
Comment: Thank you for the great envelopes and recipes too. I love these envelope swaps!
Comment: thank you for the lovely selection of cards!

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dmwcheng on Dec 15, 2023:

I know! I adore that blue washi design with elephants. LOL. I'm glad you're enjoying the blue washi tapes. I have so many. <33

user6937 on Aug 12, 2023:

PH WTA - cards arrived yesterday but I just got to open the envie today. There was a tornado in Alberta this summer, too - destroyed a farmhouse and killed some of their animals. No persons were hurt, thankfully. Thanks for the cards and the explanation for them :)

jay9 on Apr 3, 2023:

Thank You kssunlover1947 for working on my coloring collab postcard. I like it very much. much.

myancey on Mar 20, 2023:

Thanks for California and te Goldie cat and cool Golden Arches too. So cool to hear u got to tour the bud plant ! Sounds so fun

myancey on Mar 7, 2022:

Barbara no doubt in mind in real life we would be friends in person. Thank you for the kind wta and the colorful envelope. Receiving mail from you warms my heart and I enjoy it so much. Thank you for putting so much thought into all you send this way❤️❤️❤️

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