Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 8:44 pm


Date Joined: September 27, 2008
Last Online: January 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


Aurora1 rated for PH: P Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Jan 20, 2021
CraftyShana76 rated for Sticker Slapped PC #2 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: I loved the Frozen PC! TYSVM!!!
PrairieKittin rated for ZZ ~ January 2021 on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Not one, but TWO pretty tiles!! Thank you so much!!
myancey rated for Sticker Slapped PC #4 on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the awesome card. Love the illustration and thanks for the bonus E. U always know how to make me 😊 and I appreciate u. Take care Barbara
crochetjunkie rated for Washi Tape XXL on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi.
Comment: Barbara, thanks so much for the cards. The blue dragon card is now one of my favorites too!
laurenmarie323 rated for Sticker Slapped PC #4 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard and sweet stickers! My sister loves pugs, so I peeled that one off and gave it to her. Thanks again!
myancey rated for Upcycled cardboard D swap on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: One of my all time fave movies is dances with wolves. I love that movie so very much. Thank you and for the matching D stamp too. Barbara have a good day
usctrojans79 rated for Disney PC Swap #15 on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks
MeggyMoo rated for Christmas Postcard Swap on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Loved the vintage style card - and that it had a cat on it! I hope that the new year has started well for you and wish you all the best for 2021! Tracy
debbiespoms rated for PH: O Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Hi Barbara! Received your PC's for letter O. Thank you very much for the Oklahoma & Charlie Chaplin PC's!
JossieAyame rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed reading about your kitties and seeing the photos <3
ayahsantos rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #124 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy New Year! Take Care always!
ayahsantos rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #126 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Pei04 rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing photos and info about Annabelle. She is such a lovely cat <3 Take care and pet her from me :)
reauk rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Dear Barbara I loved reading about Annabella She beautiful 😻 Suzy Q what a lovely name and she a sweetie Thanks for joining the group swap Hope to be partnered again Hugs to Annabella Take care stay safe Andrea 🐈‍⬛🎂🐈😊🧚🏾💝
ashanti2106 rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for telling me about Annabelle. She's beautiful.
ericabella rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Annabelle is so cute! I hope you have a great day.
Wanda rated for Upcycled cardboard E swap on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Nice postcard, Barbara. I wish I had some of that chocolate pie right now! Thank you for brightening up my morning. 🥧 😊 🍫
noone7212 rated for Disney PC Swap #14 on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!

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CariahCreates on Dec 26, 2020:

Thanks so much for all the lovely gifts from the LSRUS secret sister swap! Opened yesterday and enjoyed.

Poohtat on Dec 15, 2020:

Thank you for the postcards in the adorable Pooh card for the AN WTA Nov. Happy Holidays

hamsterfarm on Nov 28, 2020:


Welcome to Yarn addicts!

myancey on Nov 11, 2020:

Glad A &N WTA made it and glad you love them all. See u soon

user6937 on Oct 20, 2020:

Hi, the Sept WTA (AN) has arrived - thanks for "introducing" the elephants - that's interesting info!

myancey on Oct 15, 2020:

Thank you so so much for the wizard of oz card. I love it so much. Have a good day!

myancey on Oct 14, 2020:

Thanks for the cool bonus C I love it. And I love the cat stickers and coral stamp. Thanks bunches

myancey on Oct 1, 2020:

Hi. How r u ? Any chance H and G have made it to you yet? Thank you so much for rating me!! Take care friend

Lonestarchild on Sep 25, 2020:

Thanks so much for the fun envies (and extra notecards -- cool!) for the AN July WTA. Very kind of you to send it! Love the papers and the envies are the perfect size. Thanks so much!

myancey on Aug 13, 2020:

Glad thin mints made it to ya! Have a good day. We love Tagalongs too

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