Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: January 10, 2024
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States
CELEBRATING our 50th wedding anniversary Friday, March 25, 2022. The years have gone by so quickly.
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, PLEASE let me know. 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 50 years in March of 2022. We have two grown daughters, 3 grandsons and one great grand daughter. Also, I am still working full time.
I love quilting, and use a lot of batiks and 1930's prints in my projects. I haven't been able to complete large projects due to limited work space so I make (or gather from swap-bot) quilt blocks (I store them in zippy bags for the future) and small projects.
I love to put aqua, purple, and green print combinations in a project.
I have pierced ears and love earrings, with silver my favorite. I love dangle earrings but not longer than 2" because I have "short neck syndrome". (lol)
I taught a quilting bee at our previous church for 6 years. We were more about the fun, creativity and fellowship than perfection.
RATING FOR SWAPS: Hey, I totally believe in spreading around the "hearts" when rating my partners. 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.
I love chocolate, especially chocolate covered raisins, and dark chocolates (not a fan of peanuts or peanut butter, I know I am weird that way.)
--we LOVE estate auctions, estate sales, yard sales and flea markets where I get quilts, sewing supplies, fabric, books, and lots of other sewing/quilting related items
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.
I love to watch BRITBOX.
My husband and I love old black and white movies, including Charlie Chan, Topper, and the Thin Man.
We rediscovered the Invisible Man movies, with the Invisible Secret Agent as our favorite.
--please do not send me plaid print fabric, I will just re-gift it I don't use flannel or wool fabric
---if wondering what kind of animal print to send me, I like bird and fish prints.
--I like bug prints too especially dragonflies, butterflies, etc
-----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!
...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
--over the years I have been collecting unusual pin cushions and have several but would always add more to my stash if gifted to me
--I shop for fabric and sewing supplies at JoAnn's and one or two quilt shops in my area. I rarely buy fabric at Wal-Mart.
WISH LIST: Batiks and 1930's reproduction prints are my two favorites, I would love anything that has hand embroidery on it that I can cut down and use for labels on my quilt projects.(examples: old pillow cases, doilies, dish towels, etc.)
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 ![name of picture](picture here) with NO spaces in between anything 9-2-16