Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2018 5:31 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: October 23, 2018
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About 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


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful blocks!
Response: glad you liked them, I loved the colors...thank you also, for the heart
amuhleisen rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #5 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I got the 2nd attempt today! Its great!
Response: glad it arrived and you liked it. Once Elvis shows up (back in the building) I will be sending him to you as well. thank you for the heart
snickerdoodle21 rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks Dottie for the lovely fabric. Now to decide which project to use them in.
Response: Thank you, I am glad you liked the fabric...hope it turns out useful. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks Dottie for the nice blocks....can't wait to see them in the quilt project!
Response: I do love these blocks too. They will make a great quilt. Thank you for the heart.
Fabriqueen rated for QNT blossom blocks BLUE prints on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful blocks! Hugs, Diane
Response: I am glad you liked them. They are so easy to make, and my stash is growing.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful attic windows blocks! Hugs, Diane
Response: love making these blocks, thank you for the heart too!
Comment: Thanks Dottie! Love the rooster in the window and the couple in the window.
Response: me too, those were 2 of my favorites, I sent 2 different ones to my other partner, they were nice too but I loved how the accent colors on the bride and groom came out, and the rooster is so cute! thank you for the hear
Comment: Thanks so much! Lovely colors.
Response: glad you liked them, thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the squares - I love the fabric variety. And thank you for the extra strips. Happy quilting!
Response: thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks, especially for the extra of the orange.
Response: you are welcome, thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you - I love it - especially the embroidery!
Response: oh so glad it arrived and you liked it....the theme turned out a little trickier than I thought, but sometimes it is good to have a challenge. thank you for the herat
Comment: Hi Dottie, thanks for the green blocks! (all FIVE of them!) I hope you left some for yourself. You have some great fabric patterns in your stash. Happy swapping.
Response: I usually make myself a stash at the same time. thank you for the kind words and the heart
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, but thank you for the incredibly beautiful blocks!
Response: thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the lovely squares - and the extras. I'm always happy to get a package from you. Happy quiltiing!
Response: thank you
HeideC rated for August Inspired MUG RUG! on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: LOVE your sunflower mug rug!
Response: thank you! Glad it arrived and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Lovely blocks! Thanks for hosting this swap - can't wait to have enough to put them together! Also the extra block is most welcomed!
Response: thank you for everything, kind words and the heart! I am seriously thinking of doing a bow-tie block where all the bowties are black and white prints with bright colors on the other 2 pieces.....what do you think? Do you think that would make a cool quilt? thinking about making it for my husbands 70th b-day coming up later this year.
mjhaertling rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Sorry for this very late rate. Thank you for the fat 1/8's and the extra starry fabric. Our quilt club makes quilts of honor for military people so I will hae a good use for them.
Response: THANK YOU for the heart. I will be happy that some of my fabric will be used to honor those that serve our country.
Comment: Thank you so much - I love the fabric mix!
Response: variety is the spice of life....so I've heard it said...thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks for hot pepper bag. It's fun!
Response: I thought it was fun too. I made myself one with Kellogg's print fabric. Thank you for the heart
junemoon rated for AQ~ Simple for the summer! on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for two squares. I've decided to put them back to back, sew them together around t\he edge and use as a trivet.
Response: I just sent out the simple for summer swap and I don't think you have it yet. I think the bag with the peppers was for the "made with summer fabric" Fabric Fanatics swap. I had you for 3 of the most current swaps. thank you for the heart Well, if sewing them together makes you happy then I am happy too.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1344 615 639
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1127 1417 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 35 1060 28
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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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