Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2024 5:13 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: April 24, 2024

Country: United States


Looks like these are the proposed postage increases for July 14th
Postcards   53 to 56 cents
One ounce First Class 68 to 73 cents
Extra Ounce 24 to 28 cents
International 1.55 to 1.65

I read the profile of who I send to and 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 Children's Hospital to introduce postcards and mail 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 three-day rain 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. In 2022 she asked for an anime character - Sophie Hatter from Howl's Moving Castle for Halloween and also to wear at an anime fest. I learned a lot about anime and watched the movie. 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!

Lately, I have been making paper napkin-covered envelopes. They are fun to send in the mail and easy to make. YouTube and Pinterest have several videos to use paper napkins for crafts.

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 500 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.


I prefer postcards blank and protected in an envelope to avoid bent corners.
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, and maps (state or country). 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 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 am a dog person - Dachshunds and I collect whales (mostly humpback whales). Please send other animal cards to those listing animal requests in their profiles.

Postcards --- City views, Edition-Tausendschön, Historical sites or Historical people, Jefferson's Monticello, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from with pictures inside the letters), Linen, Map or map shape cards (other than Postcard Fair), Maxicards, PCs with cutouts, Washington's Mount Vernon, Hold up to the light cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, Postallove State and Country cards, Postcrossing meetup, The Writerie.

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, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont (I don't think these have been created yet) and other non-state related.

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


Likes --
Civil War/Revolutionary War, Dachshunds, Germany, Monticello, Mount Rushmore, Mount Vernon, Presidents - (Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington), colorful paper napkins, Patriotic themes, Pine cones, Scooby-Doo, Snowmen, Statue of Liberty, Switzerland, and Humpback Whales.

I am starting my first Frankendeck Playing card deck. I am looking for poker-size playing card singles that are 2.5" x 3.5" other than the blue or red bicycle-style designs.

Dislikes or not into--

Those cheap sepia 32-pcs Vintage Travel Sights Landscape Retro Postcards from AliExpress, Amazon, Wish, Temu, or other sites (smaller cards without description on the back. The back is a sepia tone with just boxes on the top left.)

Please send Homemade postcards, ATCs, Tea bags, cat items, kawaii, washi tape, or bits of paper to someone else! When I receive these, I know my profile has not been read.

Bent or worn corners on postcards and smoky or moldy-smelling postcards are not saved or passed to others. 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 will resend.

Thank you for reading to the bottom.

Happy Spring!


Comment: Thanks for the great cards and extras! Don't worry about duplicates! Just more cards to swap!
Response: You are very welcome, that delivery was very fast!! Thank you for the speedy heart rating
btbeth rated for IFM: Recycle Your Mail (ART)-Apr on Apr 24, 2024
Comment: I LOVE THIS SWAP!!!! the gnomes are so flipping awesome & I even was able to save the tall guy on the back with a slight reduction in hat height, lol. TYSM
Response: You are very welcome, lots of fun! I just mailed that and it arrived in five days across the states!! Thank you for the speedy rating.
Comment: Thanks for the great map pcs and all the extras.
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the hummingbird postcards and envelope - so nice!! It got here just fine with the stamp that was left, yay!! I like the tulips on the envelope - they were in bloom here not too long ago, so pretty! Thank you for joining my swap!! : ) Oh, thank you for using the NJ stamp!! xoxo
Response: You are very welcome, I have the stamp sitting here. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC. This is my first time getting into LP PC and yours are lovely. :) The vintage extras are a lovely too. I appreciate all the goodies :) Have a lovely day!
Response: You are very welcome. Lantern Press are very special cards, thank you for the heart rating.
btbeth rated for UHM: April Pick 2 - Happy Mail! on Apr 19, 2024
Comment: what a fun envie~~~ ty for a great swap!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome.
coleenfranks rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes - Spring on Apr 18, 2024
Comment: Frieda, what a lovely job you did on that swap. You certainly fulfilled the spirit of the swap....so pretty. And thank you for the cute mini with the goodies. Swapping is so fun with you.
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards.
Response: You are very welcome, hoping you would like them. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Hello Frieda, thank you for the lovely postcards, yes, I love the black envelope and older postage stamps too! I loveeeeeeee the Halloween card - my husband thought that was really cute too and we LOVE the black and white card from George Washington's bedroom - I visited Mount Vernon when I was a teenager in 1988 - I don't remember much, but if this room was on the tour, I saw it in person. :) Take care and have a great weekend!
Response: You are very welcome, I have visited twice and recently found out in family research Washington is a distant cousin. Thank you for the heart rating.
Changeling rated for UHM: Mail Art - Flowers! on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap filled with my favorite things! I love the pansy napkin envelope that you made! Wishing you a happy and flower-filled spring.
Response: You are very welcome, fun to send mail art envies and items you like. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Great match-up!
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Karen07 rated for PCS: 2s - All Suits on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the great cards! Love the PC"s too!
Response: You are very welcome, mail traveled fast to Florida. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Hi Frieda, and thank you so much for the great cards you sent. I LOVE the vintage elephant card and the 2 elephants exchanging flowers made me smile ;+)
Response: You are very welcome, hoping you would like the elephants. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: What an fabulous hoard! All the incredible cards , it's hard to pick a favourite - although sunflowers always make me smile and a Harvard card was a super bonus. Thank you so much! (Also the ace stickers made me laugh).
Response: You are very welcome - very fast delivery to UK!! Thank you for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for Building Postcards - Vintage #2 on Apr 7, 2024
Comment: Thanks for all the great building pcs.
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks so much! Your envelope and stamps were perfect and I love all the cards.
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
Kaneli82 rated for Happy Envie Swap #8 on Apr 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you our lovely letter. It came when we were on holiday. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome, love how you say Holiday! We go on vacation. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the great cards and extras. This envelope arrived first and the 5s arrived the next day. At least they were close. I have had ones mailed together and arrived several weeks apart.
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap, weird how when sent together the envelopes arrive separate. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the great cards and the extra capital cards. I love them all. They will all go into my notebooks.
Response: You are very welcome, saw on your profile you liked those cards, thank you for the heart rating.

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susieq11 on Apr 23, 2024:

Frieda, thank you for the postcards for MAW April! They are awesome - some South America and maps, woo hoo! You are awesome! More colorful tulips on your envelope too! : )

Panda1122 on Apr 22, 2024:

Thank you so much for the April RAK of postcards with bent corners. Very generous of you and much appreciated :)

sleepykitty on Apr 22, 2024:

Thanks for the April RAK #1 you sent me. I will have so much fun using the postcards. I appreciate the kindness!

Stellaerrans on Apr 21, 2024:

Dear Frieda, thank you so much for the beautiful cards, the lovely letter and the embroidery floss, all oacked up in the most wonderful handmade envelope! Thank you for sharing the story of the Children's Project too ❤️

Gnoe on Apr 19, 2024:

THANK YOU for your wonderful April wishmail for Make a Wish! Such a fun pile of postage stamps, vintage glassware postcards and, my absolute fave of course (d'oh), the linen "donkey mountain" Grand Canyon pc. I've been to a sunset in GC national park so this is extra super special!

lindseyjae on Apr 12, 2024:

Hi! Thank you for the birthday card and blank postcards you sent me! I love the PCs and cannot wait to send them out to snail mail friends. Thanks for thinking of me this month & take care! (WW April)

anicka22 on Apr 4, 2024:

Thank you sooo much for the resend of Jan maw. LOVE all the Sherlock items and the adorable Lou postcards 💕

Ikat78 on Apr 3, 2024:

Thank you for the pretty tulip envie with vintage post office postcards!! WW March

Oneartcookie5 on Mar 29, 2024:

Hello! Thank you so much for the postcards and music paper. I am always delighted when I see one of your beautiful envelopes in the mail. March WW

Courtney on Mar 28, 2024:

Hi! I've been traveling for work and finally was able to check my mail and actually open it. Thank you very much for the wonderful envelopes, stationery, and other goodies! So kind of you to send me something for AATW.

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