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Date Joined: September 27, 2008
Last Online: October 22, 2017
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 over 30 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, Michigan, , Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. 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 - No cartoon stickers unless they are the classics, no kawaii,
  3. Floss any kind. Would love to have some different kinds such as overdyed or specialty flosses.
  4. Cross stitch or embroidery fabric. I have only used aida, plastic canvas and perforated paper for cross stitch but I would love to try some other fabrics if only I had some small pieces that would work up for a small to medium size project.
  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


@Destinyhoops321 for Christmas Card as poscard #27 - sled Mail Deadline Sept 3, 2016. Sept 26,2016 received a card from @PandaKitty to angel this swap.

@annesecchio for PFATW-8 Postcards in AUGUST 2016. Mail deadline August 22, 2016


@Tiiamaria for Random Postcard #3. Card sent August 1,2016

@matt319 Did not rate for the following swaps:.

USA Blind PC Quick Swap #15 Sent on Aug 15, 2016

Random PC #4 Sent on August 15, 2016

3 Letter D Postcard Sent on August 8, 2016

Your Favorite Quote on PC #3 Sent August 24, 2016

Just Because PC Swap Rnd 24 Sent September 10, 2016

Postcard Quick send X3 INTL September Sent September 13,2016


Onyx rated for PH: What Is Series...Bridges on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: What a great variety of bridges, I love these cards! I also liked the cool envie and the PVA note card.
Turtlelady rated for DO NOT COLOR ME PC on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: TY
Comment: Hello friend =) Thank you for the fun pc's. You sent me my very first Halloween card. I can't believe it took me almost 2 years to get one. Thank you!
letterloveblog rated for B&W PCs week 42 on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: I loved this postcard - thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the really lovely unicorn atc <3
SunTradeToo rated for Coloring Postcard Round 1 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
Lonestarchild rated for QUICK Sticker sheet swap #61 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: These are really nice -- I'll use ALL of them! Thank you so much!
goinjenny rated for ANIMAL PC #13 M is for ... on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you
LisaLisa3 rated for Collab Coloring PC #16 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for finishing the PC and sending it home. I love these swaps. : )
kaneli rated for ANIMAL PC #12 L is for ... on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Leopard card :)
Fabriqueen rated for ENVIES…Handmade!!! Early Oct. on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: thank you so much for the awesome envies! Hugs, Diane
dawnakaulen rated for Black/White PC Swap #24 - USA on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you! We have been having hot weather here. Hot and dry- fire weather.
Fritosmom rated for Black/White PC Swap #24 - USA on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Place Charles de Gaulle PC. We are in the high 70s- 80 tomorrow. Predicted a mild winter. After years in the NJ,MD, VA, I am loving it:-)
Comment: Soooo magical!!!✨Looove it!💝Thank you very much!💐
suepier rated for Fall-theme postcard - US only on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Fall pc from Kansas. I love the Fall colors.
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the vibrant colored dishcloth . . . it does remind me of candy corn :) I love it! Thank you for making it for me.
dartha rated for PH: Animal Scavenger Hunt For PCs #8 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the animal post cards. Thank so much, darla
samsstuff rated for PH: "D" Is For on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I wonder what journey these went on, since it was the exact same address each time? So weird
goinjenny rated for PH: "H" Is For on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra
simcoe54 rated for PH: "G" Is For on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the interesting "G" postcards.

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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 :)

BasketWorks15 on Apr 27, 2017:

Thank your for the birthday card & Washi samples! I really appreciate it! 😍

widelo123 on Jan 31, 2017:

3s & 1s birthday club 2017

Barbara, thank you for the birthday card and the postcards. It was so sweet to send postcards from my wishlist.

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

user6937 on Oct 18, 2016:

It's so nice to know that you have an enjoyable time shopping for these nice cards. Thanks for sending to me for the PFATW WTA Sept!

hamsterfarm on Sep 28, 2016:

Thanks for joining magazine cutout bookmark! <3


jaimierandolph on Sep 21, 2016:

Profile Check for: Any kind of Washi or WHATEVER swap #1 Welcome to the swap! Hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

Castlequeen on Sep 12, 2016:

Thank you so much for the ring-necked pheasant and prairie dog postcards for the August 2016 PC WTA in POSTCARDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD and for the extra Buffalo Moon Rising postcard. All three are wonderful! I had no idea the buffalo is the Kansas state animal. It's always good to learn stuff!

ContraryHousewife on Aug 8, 2016:

Happy International Cat Day!


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