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Date Joined: September 27, 2008
Last Online: June 19, 2018
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.

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.

JULY 6, 2016 I am going to try to get back into swapping. I have sent messages to the 3 1's that I was rated from when I was last on here. They were sent at that time but evidently lost in transit. 2 are still active but one is not. JULY 26, 2016 I have remade and sent the 2 swaps that I received addresses for. DECEMBER 30,2016 The swap for my last one has been resent. Just waiting for her to redo the rating as she has not been on since she gave me her address. SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 The rating was finally changed on the last swap that I sent over 10 months ago.

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.

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. BUT 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.

Have been going to see more movies lately and watching more at home.

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.

I also have several collections that we have been working on for many years. Now that I am older and my son and future dil are living with me I have started selling most of the collectables that none of my family wants. Most of this will be done on Ebay.

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. .

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 I have 3 great granddaughters and 2 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 map US mapcards 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, North Carolina and Rhode Island. 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.

Wish List

This is my wish list I wasn't going to put one on here but I have noticed that some swaps require one. So here goes.

  1. Post cards. Any kind. When I buy them I buy at least 2 alike so I can have one to keep and one to use for swaps. I like the cards sent either way but if there is a choice I like them sent naked with a nice note and interesting postage stamps.
  2. Stickers - Are for my own use or swapping so I would prefer adult themes.
  3. Floss any kind. Would love to have some different kinds such as overdyed or specialty flosses.
  4. Cross stitch or embroidery fabric. Such as plastic canvas, aida cloth or preprinted embroidery pieces.
  5. 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.
  6. Notecards and supplies for making notecards. Maybe some stamps and different colored stamp pads. Also would like to have some cards that would make a frame for small cross stitched items.
  7. Supplies for Making ATCs. I have just started making them and I see that they are fun. Also they are a different way to display some of my stitched items.
  8. I would love to have some of the older british cross stitch magazines and patterns I do occasionally buy some of the newer magazines at the book store.
  9. Chocolate = any kind. Other candies just about any, easier to say what I don't eat and that is caramels, gummy candies, and sour candies



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


justmesks rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #4 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: I love the cards you cards you chose for me. Thanks! Have a great summer.
Comment: Thank you
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Poohtat rated for Quick Swap #24 - Lighthouse PC on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. This is my second favorite postcard. I grew up playing here as my Dad was always stationed on lighthouses. Love the stamps too!
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #25 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the waterfall one :)
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coleenfranks rated for MAE. - Swapping Out on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: THANKS, Barbara. Cute card too. I shall cut off the front and use it in something.
kasa rated for Collab Coloring INT #1 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you Barbara for your colouring pc. I am looking forward to colouring it in and posting it off. Thank you for the extras you sent me including the owl postcard. Happy colouring in. I also liked your note with the scripture on it. Thank you.
Gatzcat rated for STATES: MICHIGAN pc on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you Barbara. I have some family in Michigan and have visited a couple of times. It is a pretty neat state. It reminds me of Idaho, but more humid.
porpie5 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Well, I didn't think Polly was around, but there she is! Thanks for the card! I didn't know you had Kroger out there in Kansas. Our son & fam. shop at one in Indy, but we have none around us here in Wisconsin. PS. I like the stamps you used!!!
Response: Ours is Dillons but it is part of the Kroger family and caries the Kroger generics. Thanks for the compliment on the stamps I ran out of regular postcard stamps so I am using older ones I got off ebay last year.
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Sweet! Thank you πŸ“¬ β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.¸¸❀
bruxbaby rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #3 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Cute postcard! Your cat sounds like mine. Edgar stood on my cookie tonight. I am glad it was wrapped. LOL
katmandu rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #3 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: The prairie dogs are soooo cute, I just want to hug them!! I'm sure they would not like that one bit! Perfect card for me! Thank you!
Comment: Hello Barbara, Thank you for the postcard you sent me that you colored. You did a Fabulous Job! Your coloring job added positively to the whole picture. I will color the last section and send the postcard home to its owner. Thank you also for the ATC labels you sent me as well as the postcard to color and the mini poster to color. Barb sleepingrover2010
squince rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #24 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Regional PC #4 - New England on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: I LOVE this Postcard! It's uniquely shaped, it's a state, it has a lighthouse , a masted ship, a lobster AND a windmill on it... AND you used NEW ENGLAND and LIGHTHOUSE STAMPS~ 10,000 HEARTS~!! THANK YOU!!!!!
Comment: Thank you~!!! I LOVE THIS PC!! It's fantastic! PERFECT for this swap! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! xx
SayruhK rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: I love that you have your kitty Annabell on your address labels, that is so cool! Thank you for telling me about her.
Gatzcat rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #23 on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you Barbara!! I love the PC's you picked. I especially like the funny cat PC.
Comment: Very pretty! Thank you!!

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Kathy821 on May 10, 2018:

Thanks so much for sending my card home and coloring the card. Very nice!

PrairieKittin on Apr 28, 2018:

Thank you for contributing to the Collaborative Coloring postcard:

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

Mimi7 on Nov 20, 2017:

Hi Barbara, Got my kitty on the clothesline pc back, thanks for coloring on it, it looks great!!

ladydy5 on Sep 25, 2017:

I understand your 3 ratings and also doing much better in 2017 so I will accept you in Make an Envelope group.

Mimi7 on Aug 28, 2017:

Hi Barbara thanks for coloring on my cat pc I love the creative black and white tuxedo cat and I love all your coloring. Thanks :)

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