Swap-bot Time: November 13, 2019 7:16 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: November 13, 2019
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About Me

**11-12-19 currently working on 2 replacement packages that were stolen from my mailbox. We have had a rash of this in our area. My goal is to have them resent by this Friday the 15th of November. Thank you in advance to my 2 partners for their patience with me.

Greetings from Missouri, the Show-Me state!

My nick-name is Dottie but one of my most favorite names is my swap-bot name, perkl8r.

As many of you may know, I am a Christian, which means that I have accepted Jesus as my savior by confessing my sins to Him and asking Him to come into my life. I believe that He died for my sins and therefore paid my sin debt. I also believe that the grave could not hold Him! I don't know how I would get thru all the things going on in this world today without Him!

If you should ever have any trouble with any of my packages, especially postage, PLEASE let me know. Some time ago I had to send an "I'm Sorry!" gift to some one for a small shortage of postage on a package I sent her. I need to know if things go wrong, PM me....because I'm not happy if my partners are not happy!

My husband and I have been married 46 years in March of 2018. We have two grown daughters. Our youngest daughter and her family, which includes our 3 grandsons, live with us. Boy, do we love those boys!

I love quilting, collecting buttons, and fabric.

My favorite colors to quilt with are teal, aqua, turquoise etc. I also like pastels, especially pink. I like bright colors too, including purple and red, but red is the hardest for me to buy...just can't seem to find that many reds prints that turn my head. I want to thank some very kind swappers for sending me red prints....I love them! I guess I'm looking for them in the wrong places when I go shopping.

My favorite colors to wear are aqua, teal, blues, blacks and light pink.

I have pierced ears and love earrings, with silver my favorite.

I taught a quilting bee at our previous church for 6 years and hope to be able to begin one soon at our new church.

RATING FOR SWAPS: Hey, I totally believe in spreading around the "hearts" when rating my partners. Hearts are free, they are not rationed, so if you take the time to read my profile, or send me extra's, you can count on getting a heart from me. Oh, and I like to get what I give....I've never turned down a heart!

I allow myself to be sad when I send extra's and special things to swappers and then they rate with a five and say things like they loved the package....but don't give a heart. Maybe I'm setting myself up for a let down when I go to the trouble to include extra goodies expecting a heart, and then don't get one. SPOILED, that is what I am! And I need to learn I can't please everyone.....even though I try really hard. Even at my mature age I guess I still have a lot of KID in me!

I love chocolate, especially chocolate covered raisins, and dark chocolates (not too crazy about nuts messing up my chocolate, besides, I'm nutty enough as it is)..love fishing with my grandsons....Avon, especially Timeless, Night Magic...oh, and did I mention the grandsons?!

Anytime you want to send things for the boys, I sure won't turn them down. Let me thank you in advance for thinking of them! They love to take turns opening my swap-bot packages.

My grandsons are 19, 17, and 13. Mateo, the youngest, loves to fish and won his first fishing trophy in May of 2010. Mateo has a very creative mind and if the stories he tells are any sign of what is to come we expect to see him writing his first novel at the age of 15! Mateo won his second fishing trophy in 2016 coming in 6th place right after his brother Felix who took 5th place.

Felix, the middle grandson, likes fishing and is into robotics and Minecraft . He also loves other computer games as well, and is inclined to show some artist drawing abilities which we try to encourage. Felix won his first trophy at the Fishing Derby this year 2016 coming in 5th place.

Felipe, the oldest, also enjoys Minecraft and Pokemon and other computer games. I think he may grow up to be a councilor or advocate of some sort. He tends to be the peace maker in most situations except those involving his brothers of course!

--we LOVE estate auctions where I get quilts, sewing supplies, fabric, books, and lots of other sewing/quilting related items

Favorite Books

Authors I like:

Francine Rivers, Janette Oke, Grace Livingston Hill, Phyllis Whitney, Dorothy Eden, Victoria Holt, Daphne Du Maurier, Madeleine Brent also known as Peter O'Donnell,

I like finding new Christian authors, and especially enjoy Christian romances.

Favorite Television

About the only TV I watch these days is HGTV and the like.

Favorite Movies

My husband and I love old black and white movies, including Charlie Chan, Topper, and the Thin Man.

We rediscovered the Invisible Man movies but do not own any copies of these old black & white classics. Our favorite is the Invisible Secret Agent


--love hand embroidery patterns

-- I'd choose silver over gold (especially jewelry)....I wear earrings every day and I like dangle earrings but don't usually like them longer than 2 inches

--- I'd choose blues & greens & purples and pinks (in that order) over any other colors

--- I'd choose floral prints & stripes and sometimes polka dots (polka dots are ok as long as I do not have to wear them), but NEVER plaids, plaids and I do not get along!

-------if wondering what kind of animal print to send me, FISH are always a good choice, birds are a good second choice----they will make me smile!

-----I believe in re-gifting, recycling, and reusing, so please do not be offended if I re-gift an item you might have sent me...but do not worry about me rating you badly If you happen to send me a version of something that is not my favorite....if it meets the swap requirement, you'll get a 5 from me, and if you send extra item's, you'll also get a heart. I look at items that are not my favorites as opportunities to make someone else happy by re-gifting or as something to send as an extra in one of my swaps. It has worked out really well for me.

...I have decided I will not be joining any more swaps where the requirements to join allow swappers with rates lower than 4.8....too high a risk of flakers

...I've also come to the conclusion that swappers who don't rate and don't respond to e-mails are not fun to swap with and I may decide not to deal with them....on that note, PLEASE contact me if you sent me something that I did not acknowledge receiving....I'm old, forgetful and have a lot on my plate and would hate to be guilty of becoming a non-rater. I really appreciate reminders so don't feel bad about contacting me!

-----------I try to always send extra goodies on each swap because I'm happy when my swap-bot partners are happy. Also, if you don't get a swap from me within the reasonable time or I don't rate you in a timely manner please contact me...I always aim to please and I always aim for a heart.

...not a fan of peace signs (BIG fan of peace, just don't care for the commonly used sign)

------not into ATC or stuffies, or matchboxes or Dottee dolls

I keep a spreadsheet of all my partners and records on when and if they receive and rate me for a package, if they've sent a package to me and when I send to them and what I send. I've been known to contact partners regarding all of these issues.

New Passions & wish list

--I shop for fabric and sewing supplies at JoAnn's and one or two quilt shops in my area. d I rarely buy fabric at Wal-Mart.

WISH LIST: American Jane fabric, 1930 reproduction fabric, fat quarters in teal, turquoise, aqua etc....more fabric, and more fabric....vintage buttons....anything embroidered that I can use for labels on my quilts and projects....

Batik fabrics, small print florals

I do not like plaids, plaids and I do NOT get along!


Someone posted this link in another thread recently, and I thought it was really well written and easy to follow, so I copied it to my own profile in my "notes to self" section: Intro to Markdown

By the way, the way I put that link in is to put my desired title in square brackets [Intro to Markdown] and then put the website address in round brackets immediately after that like this:

[Intro to Markdown] (http://www.simpleeditions.com/59001/markdown-an-introduction)

take away the space between [words] (link) and you get Intro to Markdown

TO POST A PICTURE: put ! [ ] (picture here) with NO spaces in between anything 9-2-16


Germanbaby77 rated for Sew As You Go BLOCK on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful blocks! LOVE THEM!!
Response: SO HAPPY they arrived, happy too that you liked them. Thank you for the heart. I recently had some mail stolen from my home mailbox - right before I mailed this one.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely blocks. The silver one is really unique.
Response: glad the package arrived and you liked it
junemoon rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #4 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Darling cats -and they're polka dotty-- I agree, the backing fabric is really cute.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. I had fun making that mini.
Comment: Thanks and sorry for the late rating!
Response: no worries, just glad it arrived.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful snowball blocks! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are very welcome. I had fun at Show Me Quilting in Raytown, Mo buying new polka dotted prints that I didn't already have. thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful block and extra fabric! The popsicle fabric is so cute! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I thought it was fun and just had to use it. I wanted something a little different than what we usually see in that kind of print. Thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #3 on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Your purple/black/silver combination is very dramatic and very arty. Thanks a bunch.
Response: you are welcome, it is something different than I usually do, getting "risky" in my old age
Comment: They are very pretty peachy fabrics, thanks for the exrtras. I'm getting a bit eager to have enough (along with my own additions) to soon make a quilt.
Response: me too, thank you for the heart
makestuff rated for NFSC: Mug Rug - Yellow on Sep 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mug rug and the extra fabric! I love it.
Response: thank you for the heart. I loved that bee print too.
Sagebrushs rated for QnT CROSS in STAR block PINK on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Response: thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of leaf prints. Quite a few I have never seen before. :)
Response: oh good....I bought some new ones, and dug out a few old ones but if I were to go thru my stash I wonder how many different leaf patterns I would find. You don't think about it too much until you go looking for a specific print type...thank you for the heart.
ContraryHousewife rated for QC: Word Prints on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks again! These are all new to me. Happy quilting.
Response: wonderful......we'll have to compare fabrics soon so I will know what to send you in the future that you don't already have Thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for QnT Polka Dotted Snowball blocks #1 on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the extras. I have so many dotted fabrics I keep making extras so I an have a snowball quilt sometime this winter.
Response: that sounds like a really fun plan, thank you for the heart
Comment: thank you so much for the lovely quilt. I love the little butterflies! Sorry for the late rate.
Response: thank you for the heart....I love butterflies too! We took our youngest grandson to Branson, MO in June and went to the Butterfly Palace there, it was very nice. We had a lot of fun.
Sagebrushs rated for QnT August mug rug on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: 2nd mug rug arrived, no first. Very summery, thank you.
Response: thank you for the heart
Comment: Nice block. Thanks
Response: Thank you. I was hoping you would like the print...I did. I wanted something different than our usual r/w/b prints. Thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QnT CROSS in STAR block PURPLE on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block and extra fabric! I love making this block. It always turns out so pretty. Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you, dear for the heart! These blocks do take some work but I agree, they turn out lovely.
Comment: Thank you for the mug rug and bonus piece of fabric!
Response: and thank YOU for the heart! If I didn't mention it in the note with the swap package, the strip of black and silver fabric might stick to your iron if you don't cover it first with a cloth....I have used that print several times before and always had to cover it or turn it over for ironing. I just wanted to be sure to let you know to avoid a mess on the iron, and messing up the mug rug.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
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Completed Fives Threes Ones
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ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


ChrisAnne on Jun 19, 2017:

Thank you so much for the great purple fabric. I really did not expect a thank you gift for forwarding your swap. I was just doing what I know you would have done if I made the same mistake. I was looking for the perfect purple fabric for a Bible bag for a special little lady and I think you have provided it.

adrianaclara on Jun 4, 2017:

Hello there! After many years I'm back! I still have that cute "I'm the king's child" stamp you sent me! I have a few stickers I created for the peas group, are you interested? I can send you if you message me your add. Big hugs from Brazil! xoxo

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

pbcquiltlover on Apr 27, 2017:

Thanks for the great idea about the spreadsheet! Organizational tips are super!!! <3
Happy swapping, Christine

biasbabe on Feb 6, 2017:

Thank you dear for the Note on my profile. Means a great dear too me. I also go for a biopsy today of a mole. Please keep your fingers crossed the cancer didn't come back in it. Love and hugs Robin And yep swap on LOL

DeBovine on Nov 18, 2016:


You are very welcome! Glad you liked the RAK! Happy Thanksgiving!


Quiltbutterfly on Nov 11, 2016:

Thank you so much for the truly beautiful charm squares you sent me for being a bingo prize winner. You are such a lovely lady

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

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