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perkl8r

perkl8r
Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: December 5, 2022
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About Me

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

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

I love to watch BRITBOX.

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, with the Invisible Secret Agent as our favorite.

choices

--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


New Passions & wish list

--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!

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 ![name of picture](picture here) with NO spaces in between anything 9-2-16

Ratings

pbcquiltlover rated for QNT HSTS black w/batik #14 on Dec 5, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Lovely as always! Thank you so much! <3
Response: you are welcome, thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #13 on Nov 15, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful HSTs! I love the colors! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am glad you liked the blocks.
vlhafer54 rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #13 on Nov 14, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great swap - sorry to hear you're going into semi-retirement from Swap-bot - but I fully understand - hope to keep in touch in the future - Happy Holidays!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I hate to totally give up swap-bot so I like your words "semi-retirement" from swap-bot. I just won't have the time or the energy to devote to it like I did in the past. Yes, please do keep in touch!
Sagebrushs rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #12 on Nov 14, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you.
Response: you are welcome, thank you for the heart
junemoon rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #13 on Nov 7, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank for your very generaous mailing. I am going to miss swapping with you. I hope some one will continue this swap. And I wish you a wonderful quilting hobby amongst the many other things that take your time. You've done a wonderful job and made many of use happy to swap with others.
Response: Ahhh, your kind words mean a lot to me, and I thank you for them. I have received some very cool items from you over the years too, I especially love your mini art quilts. I will cherish them always. You may receive a surprise package from me if I get a wild hair I need to send a package out! You have been one of my favorite swapping partners...still are!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block and for the baby block! I love the little hearts also! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are very welcome. I love the baby blocks too. thankyou for the heart.
junemoon rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #13 on Oct 16, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Lovely-- Thanks!!
Response: thank you for rating.
5
rating
Comment: Perfect fall colors! Thank you so much!!
Response: thank you for the heart, I am glad you liked the fabric.
Sagebrushs rated for QNT Beautiful Fall Mug Rug on Oct 11, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Beautiful Fall Mug Rug.
Response: I hope you liked it. I love to use batiks whenever I can. Thank you for the heart.
sherheart rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #10 on Oct 4, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Love the blocks!
Response: thank you for the heart
Kirkdebb rated for QnT Polka Dotted Party Hats #10 on Sep 27, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I love the fabrics you chose!
Response: Oh wow, i was really getting worried this and other swaps had not arrived at your location. Thank you so much for rating and for the heart. I am happy you liked the block. I also hope you and yours are feeling much better after your long bout with COVID.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the heart.
Kirkdebb rated for QNT FALL sunshine & shadow block #1 on Sep 27, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I love it!
Response: I was hoping you would like it....me too. I cut out several blocks worth of color combinations for this block and have a couple ready for future swaps. thank you for the heart.
Kirkdebb rated for QnT CROSS in STAR block #4 on Sep 27, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful block thank you!
Response: These turn out so pretty, some color combo's work better than others though. Thank you so much for the heart.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #11 on Sep 26, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful HSTs! I love the colors! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I am happy you liked them. These are so much fun! Thank you for the heart.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #11 on Sep 26, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful fabrics! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: What would we do without fabric? Wow, I hate to think about that. Thank you for the heart.
5
rating
Comment: Very nice, thank you.
Response: thank you for the heart
vlhafer54 rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #11 on Sep 17, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pretty squares - and so many! Happy Quliting!
Response: so glad you liked the blocks, thank you for the heart
junemoon rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #12 on Sep 16, 2022
5
rating
Comment: All new to me -- I DO have the green one with hearts in red ...
Response: good....it is hard to keep track of what I send to everyone
Sagebrushs rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #10 on Sep 15, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
Response: thank you for the heart

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1674 850 881
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1420 1777 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
9 37 1346 28
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Comments

sherheart on Jul 5, 2022:
anrtist on Dec 21, 2021:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
BLESSINGS, cc

ContraryHousewife on Nov 21, 2021:

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday. thanks

mummsie on Mar 18, 2021:

Wow! Congratulations on 49 years of marriage. How awesome. You are blessed!!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

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

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