Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 3:35 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: August 14, 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: 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 the bag with the hot peppers--great fabric, and I agree, the lining fabric is great too.
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
junemoon rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #4 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for being so thoughtful and hand embroidering the salt shakers . And thanks for the exrta flower blocks.
Response: I was hoping you would like it. I love blue and white dishes too but don't collect them. thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you so, so much for the wonderful blocks. I love all of them but especially the little geisha girls. (: Hugs, Diane
Response: oh me too, thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the Very nice trade. Had accident and haven't been on here much. Will be fine have LOCKED FINGER, possible cSurgery. I'lli just read your profile and felt a bond with you, you sound like So much fun. You deserve the heart,because you have so much heart. Best ishes to you My friend, I hope I get you as a swap partner again. Sincerely, Marcia
Response: yikes, please heal quickly. I hope you liked and can use the wrist bag.
Comment: Thank you for the charming and pretty variety of christmas prints.
Response: you are welcome, thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you Dottie for the blocks! These blocks are going to make something awesome when I get enough! The extras are always appreciated too.....:-))
Response: Oh I know, I agree, I am thinking of doubling the number of blocks sent each time...let me know how you feel about that. thank you dear for the heart.
vlhafer54 rated for QNT blossom blocks STAR prints on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the 5 blocks and the extra cloth - Happy swapping!
Response: welcome....thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks again Dottie for the lovely blocks!
Response: love making these! thank you dear for the heart
earthnk rated for July Inspired Mug Rug on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Independence Day themed mug rug.
Response: yes, July means red white and blue to me! thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the quilt blocks and spare. You do beautiful work. So colorful. Love how they "fit together" to make a design. I will have to try that some time. I also love making these blocks. Thanks again.
Response: I first learned how to make these blocks years ago in swap-bot land and have been hooked on them ever since. thank you
Chaosfay rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #2 on Jul 14, 2018
Response: you are welcome. Thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for QNT blossom blocks PURPLE prints on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the flowers and the extra block. I'm going to collect them until the swaps ae done and make a quilt of them with stems and leaves. Not the kind of quilt I usually make but I think it will be fun.
Response: oh good, I am glad you like these blocks enough to continue.
HeideC rated for FF: Series MINI ART QUILT #3 USA on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Lady Liberty mini art quilt!
Response: I hope you liked it. I just couldn't pass up those pretty fabrics used on that project. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Love the blocks and the extra blocks as well!
Response: Thank you for the heart.
barbieloufromKY rated for FF 2018 PERKY PINWHEELS on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you Dottie for the lovely blocks....love the fabric choices and the extras!
Response: I love swapping with you because you are always so generous with the kind words. thank you for both hearts on this and the snowball swap as well.
Comment: Love! Love! the fabric you used. Thank you so much.
Response: glad you liked the blocks, me too.....this series is so much fun to make. I have a stash of these blocks in the 6 1/2 inch size as well. Thank you for the kind words and heart!
carterj rated for June inspired Mug Rug on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you! IO have it on the arm of my sifa now! Tell me what did you use as your batting?
Response: I will check tonight when I get home....hope you are not allergic! Thank you for the heart. Mountain Mist batting.
Comment: Beautiful blocks Dottie.....The documents fabric and lemons fabric are awesome..... As a matter of fact - all blocks are awesome! :-)
Response: glad you liked them. I treated myself to another quarter yard cut of a little bit different document print from Show-Me Quilting in Raytown. I love that shop. They have good quality fabric and lots of beautiful prints I don't see other places. Thank you for the heart.
pbcquiltlover rated for QnT Block Swap Wacky Tiles #4 on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: A hundred hearts! Thanks for the wonderful blocks!!!
Response: No my dear, thank you for being so forgiving. Thank you for the heart too!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1326 604 624
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1104 1399 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 34 1038 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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