Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 8:06 am


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: October 2, 2022
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Frieda if you want to use it instead of F.B., please spell it correctly. My ID Highlander is for my car. It is getting older, I hope to keep it as long as I can. I am not Scottish or have never watched the movies.

My favorite cat is the wandering cat who keeps mice from my house. When I receive anything Cat-related, I will pass it along to those wanting them.

I always rate, usually the day I receive a swap. I hope others treat swaps received from me the same way. I mail very soon after partners are assigned, so if you haven't received the swap from me, PM me, I'll resend. In the US should be 2 weeks delivery and 3-4 weeks for international swaps.

I read the profile of who I send to and who I receive from. I found a new friend who lives near me. Her profile mentions the Denver Postcard Club. I joined and love it. We have monthly meetings with fantastic topic presenters and we can look through and purchase postcards. I participate twice a year in the children's project to fill 150 envelopes with postcards and stamps to the Ronald McDonald House and the Children's Hospital to introduce postcards and mailing them.

I have been collecting whales(mostly Humpback) for over 40 years, one day I hope to see one breach. We tried once but the rain for three days didn't allow the day trip. I have traveled to all the states except Alaska. My 2020 trip planned to Alaska was canceled. I am going to try again in 2021. Update!! Visited Alaska in May!! Wahoo! We saw Orcas, but none breaching.

Favorite Crafts

Love to sew and do machine embroidery. I have a granddaughter with very specific ideas for costumes and decorating her clothing. She gives me challenges for sewing projects. I enjoy new techniques in my sewing and love to make the Free Standing Lace Angels offering to everyone who visits. I learned to make Microwave Fabric Bowls and went nuts making over 400 sets of them so far. I use them instead of flat potholders. Joann Fabrics, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby are my kind of toy stores!

Favorite Places to visit

I absolutely love to visit Mt Rushmore. Since 1963 it is the most visited spot ever for me and I find something new each time. One time my dog went with me on my trip from Illinois to Montana. Animals are no longer allowed on the Presidential Walk or in the amphitheater. I have over 440 different postcards from that tourist place and welcome more. Mine are in two binders now instead of a photo box. I have a wooden card, very old black and white ones, and linen cards as well as the new 4x6 size. I recently found a 5x7 linen I didn't know that size existed.

I would go back to Europe in a heartbeat and revisit Castles and distant relatives in Switzerland. New England historical sites are very much a fascination to me. The Whaling Museum is also on my bucket list.


USA Touristy postcards are my Most Favorite! I am no longer collecting or saving international cards other than Switzerland and Germany for ancestry purposes.
I prefer 4x6 or smaller. Larger cards are difficult to store.

I have been collecting postcards for years buying those instead of other souvenirs. I collect postcards from every place I visit. I put the date and who was with me on the back. I have boxes of them filed by states, countries and other themes. They can capture pictures that my camera cannot. I like city views, landmarks, country scenes, day and night themes, maps (state or country), and most any interesting pictures. I like the colorful pictures of places, map cards and information ones of places as well. I will trade animals or flowers if that is what is required in the swap. I would prefer touristy cards from places to see over the artsy or animal pictures with the exception of Whales - my most favorite is Humpback Whales. Postcard swaps with a touristy or specific theme, but not animal or flowers. I have no filing boxes or folders for flowers or animals other than Whales. I like the places visited to inspire me to add to my bucket list.

I have Colorado cards galore, send me a different state card, please. I have cards for each State Capitol building and extras to trade if someone wants to add to their collection.

I am a dog person - Dachshunds and I collect whales (mostly humpback whales). Please send other animal cards to those displaying animal requests in their profiles.

Postcards --- City views, Historical sites or Historical people, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from), Linen, Map or map shape cards, Maxicards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up to the light cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, Postallove, The Writerie, Touristy of city or state, Famous Places and I am also looking for postcards for Elgin, Illinois, my hometown. (I am no longer collecting other countries except for Germany and Switzerland)

Lou Paper State Series - looking for Delaware, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont. and other non-state related.

I also collect Busy Tourist's Correspondence Check-Off when I can find them. Would be happy to trade for these, let me know your Wishlist.

I have extras for Lantern Press and State Capitols if interested we could do a private swap.


Likes --
Civil War/Revolutionary War, Dachshunds, Germany, Ladybugs, Mount Rushmore, Patriotic themes, Pine cones, Scooby-Doo, Sewing notions, Snowmen, Statue of Liberty, Switzerland and Humpback Whales.

Dislikes or not into-- Those cheap sepia 32-pcs Vintage Travel Sights Landscape Retro Postcards from AliExpress (smaller cards without description on the back. The back is a sepia tone with just boxes on the top left.) If you want some of those, message me and I will send you an envelope filled with them.

Please sent any cat items, kawaii, or bits of paper to someone else!

Bent corners on postcards and moldy smelling postcards are not saved or passed to other swaps. I have to give them away or pitch. Please protect cards traveling through the mail.

Sad to say dislikes or disappointments are the flakers and non-raters. I am getting my share. I will no longer seek out a rating. If you do not receive the swap, let me know and I can resend.

~When you can't find the Sunshine ~ Be the Sunshine


Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
turtles27 rated for SMSUSA: Autumn Mail Art w/a Note on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your lovely envelope, note and goodies! Have a great week!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap - Speedy rating! thank you for the heart.
Comment: What a nice swap, Frieda. Thanks so much! The colorful postage stamps are awesome, as are the card and stickers. I've never seen an envelope decorated with napkin paper/tissue. Nice touch!
Response: You are very welcome. A couple swaps here have instructions and swapping for napkin covered envelopes. I have been having fun making these. Thank you for hosting and for the heart rating..
marclively rated for 4 Map Postcards #6 on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: thanks again!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: great cards!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #237 on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a great variety!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
CHOWEFACE rated for Pressed/Stretch Penny Swap on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Racine zoo penny and matching card! I try to get pressed pennies when I visit zoos/aquariums too :)
Response: Wow fast rating, that was just mailed! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: So many postage stamps! Yay!
Response: Thank you for rating, long travels to India.
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #237 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra! The bookstore one is from a set - I love it, thank you so much!!! The Lego one is really neat too. Love them all. And fox envelope! Thanks so much for joining my swap! xoxo
Response: You are very welcome, glad you like the choices sent. Thank you for hosting and for the heart rating.
Comment: You just brought a big smile to my face, thanks very much for the fabulous linen postcards!
Response: You are very welcome, when I have duplicates and extras I like to share those special cards, thank you for the heart rating.
susieq11 rated for Touristy Scavenger Hunt #3 on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Oh I love all the postcards you sent and I am thrilled to have that NJ one for my collection. You always send me such great cards! Thanks for the extra and the little airmail envelope - I will use it in a journal, it's adorable! Thanks so much for joining!!! xoxo
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap - thank you for hosting and for the heart rating.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: 2022 Blue themed envelope on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome - fun things to find for Blue - thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards. I didn't know Hannah Hoch was a Dada artist. I've seen her work here and there in museums.
Response: You are very welcome, me either - those cards sent me on the internet searching, thank you for the heart rating.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: September Pick 5 postcards on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much! I love your envelope and stamps too!
Response: You are very welcome, fun finding cards from your profile, thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Great postcard choices. Love the Lantern Press. Thanks
Comment: Oh my goodness what a fab swap you sent me. I dont know which card I love more. Thank you for taking the time to match my profile. I wish I could give you more hearts!
Response: You are very welcome, I enjoy other's profiles and match if possible, thank you for hosting and for rating so quickly and for the heart.
Comment: Cute envie and thank you for the extras! the ad and watercorlor pc are perfect!!! Love your little swap note-very cute!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap to make and send. Thank you for the heart rating.
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #45 on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your thoughtful choices based on my profile, Frieda. One of my favorite parts of Alaska is the Kenai peninsula, so It was a treat to see the Kenai Fjords card. Glad you finally got up there. Loved all the vintage stamps on your envie too. As for those sepia extras - I'm with you in disliking the cheap rip-offs of great images, no doubt copyright infringements to boot, but don't get me started! I don't know what to do with the many I've received. Glad you're seeing signs of another season. Wish I could say the same.
Response: You are very welcome, glad you like the choices I sent. Thank you for the heart rating.
pernie123 rated for LSRUS: Easy Flat Mail Swap-USA on Sep 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the linen post cards, stickers and cards. Have a happy fall.
Response: You are very welcome - quick to rate, thank you and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely handmade fall envelopes and extra stickers.
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.

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Swan on Sep 24, 2022:

Thank you for the birthday cards and Happy Mail stickers for my September Wishlist. Theyโ€™ll be great for next yearโ€™s birthday mail.

nanadiana on Sep 24, 2022:

Thank you so very much for the profile based RAK. It was so very kind and thoughtful of you! The angels, vintage stamps, hearts, butterflies . . . all my favorites! You truly made my day! Hugs!

isabellasnow on Sep 16, 2022:

Hello Frieda, and thank you so much for fulfilling one of my September AATW wishes. I do LOVE vintage postcards and I especially love the ones you chose for me. These are all in beautiful condition and unwritten! I just love them and appreciate you thinking of me this month.

Poohtat on Sep 14, 2022:

Thank you for the AATW Sept envie of goodies. I love the envelope you made and the stickers are just adorable.

warheart on Sep 13, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome wishes for the Sept WW!! I appreciate you!

debbiespoms on Sep 13, 2022:

TYSM for the AATW RAK wish of wonderful Vintage stamps and the 4 vintage PC's. I love them so much and you're the greatest for sending them !๐Ÿ˜Š

shirleyinCA on Sep 12, 2022:

First of all - wow, what an envelope! Beautiful paper, those classy Wish Mail letter stamps, cute CPG Wish sticker and Make a Wish envie seal. Best mail I've received in a long time! Then your lovely Wish items -- oodles of postage, some I have not seen - so fun to use and presented in a classy envelope. The very sweet and encouraging "You Matter" card. I love the lego pc's - and 4 of them!!!! I have 2 sons and a daughter in law who are still crazy about legos so I may part with 3 of them when I want to send a note (because they will give them back to me!). Love your cool swap note, too. Thank you so very much!

LadyJo on Sep 12, 2022:

Thank you for the great WW September wishes of a fall envie and the map postcards! Perfect!

susieq11 on Sep 11, 2022:

Oh and the deer envelope is sooo pretty!! : )

susieq11 on Sep 11, 2022:

Thank you SO SO much for the truly wonderful wishes for WW September! The stadium is new for me! Yay! As are all the postcards - and I love that tourism postcard! I have to look into those now! Very cute stickers too and gorgeous elk card! Thanks a lot, Frieda!! XOXO

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