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perkl8r

perkl8r
Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About Me

11-3-17 FYI I have been having some trouble with my mail, hoping those issues are all resolved. If you have not received from me and I show sent, please let me know. I will make it right! *__*

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 44 years in March of 2016. 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 teach a quilting bee at our church. I am so excited that after 13 years of praying for a quilting group at church, God has opened that door.

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 16, 14, and 11. 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 12! Mateo won his second fishing trophy this year 2016 coming in 6th place right after his brother Felix.

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 Pokémon 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

Love: Castle, Deep Space Nine, really all of the Star Treks, Firefly, Stargate Atlantis, and my husband and I love Antique's Road Show.

I am a fan of Downton Abbey!!!!!!!! My husband bought me all 6 seasons so now I can watch them any time I want!

We like to end our weekends by watching Masterpiece Theatre on our local PBS station on Sunday nights. We love Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and have all of that collection.

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

choices

--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 don’t have to wear them), but NEVER plaids, plaids and I don’t’ 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 Hancock’s, and 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, Oriental prints, toile prints, small print florals

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

HELPFUL HINTS

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

Ratings

5
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Comment: Love sunflowers and the tote!! Just wish I could grow them here without the deer eating them all!!
Response: thank you for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely squares you made for me! Hugs, Diane
Response: glad you liked them, thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for resending these quilt squares. Fabulous job on them! Thank you for the extra one also!
Response: glad you liked them, thank you for the heart
5
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Comment: Great assortment of fabrics. Thanks for the extra blocks.
Response: thank you for the kind words and the heart! I like to use lots of bright colors on my blocks like this so you won't see too many browns, or other dark colors on the ones I share.
5
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Comment: Love it! Worth the wait!
Response: I am glad you got it and liked it. Thank you for the heart.
Germanbaby77 rated for QnT Themed Mug Rug series #2 on Oct 27, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mug rug! Very nicely done!
Response: I have had some of this fabric for a long time and use it sparing...only on special projects for special folks. Thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the assortment. Happy quilting!
Response: I am happy if you are happy. Thank you for the heart!
24Donna rated for AQ: Fall Themed Mug Rug ~ USA on Oct 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Beautiful! Thank you very much! Also thank you for the fabric ❤️
Response: Oh so glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart!
vlhafer54 rated for NSC ~ FQ Swap ~ Orange/Tan on Oct 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Love the print and the charms - Thank you!
Response: I am glad you liked the fabric. Thank you for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the colorful quilt blocks. I love to sew these. I lose all track of time and can just go on and on. Thanks for the extra too. Can always use them.
Response: Glad you liked them. Thank you for the heart!
ChrisAnne rated for NSC ~ FQ Blue ~ USA on Oct 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great fabric! You always choose such great patterns.
Response: And you my dear, always say the nicest things. Thank you for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thanks Dottie for the lovely blocks....the extra one is definitely appreciated.... :-))
Response: extra's are always nice, except for pounds added to the hips! Thank you dear for the heart!
Fabriqueen rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- FALL on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful group of charms and the FQ. Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
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Response: If my second attempt to get this to you doesn't arrive by Tuesday the 10th, please let me know. I corrected the address and sent back out this week. Thank you for rating in advance of receiving....honestly it is on it's way. 10-16-17 the package came back to me again. I don't know why this time. I am starting all over with a brand new envelope. I used the address on the swap page. Please forgive and know that I will get this package to you if I have to walk it over there myself. I am happy that it finally arrived. whew, that one was a tricky one.
snickerdoodle21 rated for QnT Themed Mug Rug series #1 on Sep 27, 2017
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Comment: Dottie, I love the way you used the vintage hankies on the mug rug. The colors are so spring like too. Thanks.
Response: I am glad you liked it, did it fit well enough with your mug? Thank you for the heart!
vlhafer54 rated for FF: Sew me a mug rug (US only) on Sep 25, 2017
5
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Comment: I love it - I love the colors - Thank you so much!
Response: I am happy. I love to make mug rugs, thank you for the heart!
snickerdoodle21 rated for Wonky House Block Swap! on Sep 20, 2017
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Comment: Dottie! This block is so cute! And hand sewn too!! I absolutely love it!
Response: Leave it to me to try something different. I saw something like this block in one of my many quilting magazines and just had to try it. Thank you dear for the heart.
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Comment: Awe what a cute stichin' kitten! You do such a lovely job. Many thanks 🐱
Response: you are welcome, I hope I haven't already sent you that iron-on embroidery pattern before. Thank you dear for the heart.
ceecee rated for QnT Fun Scavenger Hunt USA & Canada on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: Well you sure sent some lovely items for this swap! (the steampunk stuff was right up my alley!) many many hearts to you for this one! 💔 ❣️ 💕 💞 💓 💗 💖 💘 💝
Response: you are very welcome. My husband and I both love steampunk stuff too and he has some goodies accumulated for art projects he wants to make in the future...he shared from his stash. Thank you for the heart.
Purplmyst rated for Hot summer FQ swap on Aug 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great fabrics, I LOVE the blue one!!
Response: Yes, I loved that one too...had to get some for both of us. Thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1246 566 585
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1027 1315 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 32 964 28
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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

fall

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:


HAPPY SUMMER!
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:

Dottie,

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

Valerie

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

anrtist on Nov 3, 2016:

THANK YOU

@perkl8r for the super AQ OCT Bingo prize package of Fabrics & Embellishments ;-)
Blessings, cc

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