Swap-bot Time: May 6, 2021 8:01 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: May 6, 2021
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.

I have found many swaps to be fun, challenging and rewarding. Thank you to all those participating. You are creating a fun experience.

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 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. Sewing is my passion for costumes for grandchildren or machine embroidery for fun and sometimes for pay. Joann Fabrics, Michael's and Hobby Lobby are my kind of toy store!

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 am trying to do some quilting or at least table runners. Missouri Quilts on Youtube is a great place to get tutorials.

I learned to make Microwave Fabric Bowls and went nuts making over 200 sets of them so far. I use them instead of flat potholders.

Counted Cross stitch is also a passion

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 even went with me on my trips from Illinois to Montana. Animals are no longer allowed on the Presidential Walk or in the amphitheater. I have over 300 different postcards from that tourist place and welcome more. Mine are in a binder now instead of a photo box. It is much easier to view them.

2020- June I took two friends who had never been to the Black Hills area. We visited "My Men", took in a lot of the usual sites and also first flight on a Helicopter for me. I would go again in a heartbeat and get more aerial photos.

2019 - October weekend I visited "My Men" again. The area is under construction and the Presidential walk is partially closed. I did get evening and sunrise photos. I visited local antique stores for more postcards. I was thrilled to find a Giant size Linen card! Did not know those were made.

2017 - Labor Day weekend, my granddaughter and I went to see my men with a focus to find the three tunnels that have the Mt Rushmore framed view. We found them and the three pig-tail bridges. I had thought there was only one of each. Those places are now on video and digital pictures.

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.


Touristy is my Most Favorite!

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

Postcards --- Castles, City views, Covered Bridges, Historical sites/ or Historical people, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from), Linen, Lou Paper State Series, Map or map shape cards, Maxicards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up to the light cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, State Cards, Touristy of city, state or country, Famous Places,

I also collect Busy Tourist's Correspondence Check-Off when I can find them. I have two used no stamp and one unused extra to trade. Message me if interested.


Likes --
Butterflies, Civil War/Revolutionary War, Counted Cross Stitch, Dachshunds, Dragonflies, Embroidery, Ladybugs, Mount Rushmore, Owls, Patriotic themes, Pine cones, Scooby Doo, Sewing notions, Snowmen, Statue of Liberty, Trains, US Presidents and Whales,

Dislikes or not into-- Tea or cocoa, rather have my Boyer's coffee made in Denver. Postcards from AliExpress (smaller cards without description on the back. The back is a sepia tone with just boxes on the top left.) I will trade or give them away. Make-up not allergic - just not into it, Color Orange, but I am trying (pumpkins are cute)

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.

I will sometimes use washi tape and stickers on envelopes and postcards. I do not use the puffy style and would rather you send those to other people. I have to take them off so I can file postcards. Instead of lots of stickers, use the area for writing interesting ideas or topics.

Favorite Quotes

Growing old is Mandatory, Growing up is Optional!! Want to play Hopscotch?

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Don't Sweat the petty things and Don't Pet the sweaty things!

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You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time - John Lydate


International Swaps and envelope swaps are taken to the post office. Envelopes are weighed and checked for thickness. I print the address by copy paste from the swap. Your address is then exactly how it is in Swap-bot. My end I feel is secure by handing the swap directly to the postal worker. I will reconsider doing International swaps if resends become an ongoing issue. It gets too costly.

If you do receive a swap from me, would you be so kind as to rate so that I know you received it.

Please leave the bottom half-inch on the front and back for the postal service to mark the card with the bar codes. Writing in that area is difficult to read or completely blurred.

Stay above the Daisies and Be safe!

Thank you


Comment: Received your swap today and thank you very much for the great swap of PC's ( Plus extra) & daisy sticker. I always enjoy your swaps !
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap - I really try on each swap to check profiles, thank you for rating so quickly and the heart rating.
sleepingrover2010 rated for PH: Variety Pack #5 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Hi F. B., Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Thank you for the stickers you sent along as extras. Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010 I am going to have to remember your closing line of your letter. "Stay Above the daisies."
Response: You are very welcome fun swap! Yes mail is very slow and also misplacing mail. I had to send a check twice within Colorado for a bill. Thank you for the heart rating.
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #140 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a great swap! The Nashville one is my favorite this time :)
Response: Fun swap! You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the fun PC!
Response: You are very welcome - thank you for the heart rating.
rhinoluvr rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #31 on May 2, 2021
Comment: Hi Frieda! 👋 Wowza.🤩 I am overwhelmed by how perfect for me these postcards are. 💟 Thank you so much for them, and for requesting rhinos at your PC club. 🦏 That’s so nifty that you belong to a club, & I hope when the world goes back to normal you all can meet again. Thanks too for the purple flower sticker 🌸 & the very cool old postage you used. Altogether, such a great packet of happy mail, thanks again 💌 Take care 🤗
Response: You are very welcome! Such a colorful comment section for my profile - thank you and also for the heart rating.
Comment: I love the cards, especially, the old one of the men. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome - found the best home for that card makes me happy. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Hello! Many thanks for the lovely cards you chose for me. San Francisco! Kitties! Bears! Thank you so much for reading my profile. I loved visiting Alcatraz. It's a self-guided tour--each tourist gets a set of headphones and goes at his or her own pace. Hope you get to visit some day!
Response: You are very welcome - someday hope to visit San Fran again and sites. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the old Mt. Rushmore post card. I have not been there. I would love to visit that part of the country one day.
Response: You are very welcome - The whole area has a lot to offer. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: All great choices for me, thank you! Love the lion in the spotlight :)
Response: You are very welcome. When I saw the lion card at our postcard club meeting I knew I had to save for you. Thank you for the heart rating.
mamajoy rated for 4 Map Postcards #3 on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: All different from what I have. The Alaska map is wonderful! Thanks.
Response: You are very welcome - happy they are new to you. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Always a treat to get a swap from you, Frieda. Thanks so much for the great swap cards and extra. Love the lenticular and all those unusual animals. The sticker suits my philosophy perfectly! Nice selection of stamps on your envie too.
Response: Aw shucks! Pleasure to send when there is a good long list of choices. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the cat PC my cat say hi!
Response: You are very welcome - thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for joining my swat and for sending me awesome gifts. I absolutely love the Edgar Allan Poe Postcard; with one of my favorite quotes. I love the sticker sheets and notecards as well. Thanks for the cool Scooby Doo sticker. I ♥️ everything.
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap thank you for hosting and for the heart rating. Scooby Doo lover here too.
Comment: Thank you for the nautical themed happy mail! I love the narwhal postcard 😊
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
PrincessLeia rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #136 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Hi Frieda, Thanks for the great PCs. I’ll have to look up the stars wars galas I don’t remember her from the movies! Thanks also for the great postage stamps!
Response: You are very welcome, so happy the envie arrived safely all the way to Australia, Thank you for the heart rating.
laterdayze rated for NYUP USA Only #68 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the resend!! The first one never did make it here. Lost mail perplexes me! I love the Amish, thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome. Mail is very unreliable lately. I have had to resend a check to my handyman and he is in the same state! Thank you for the heart rating.
Hunbun rated for It’s in the cards on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cards and extras--I giggled at the "old school selfie" postcard!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the lovely postcards❤️❤️. They went into my collection❤️❤️
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Vickyen rated for CPG ~ Not Near Me Tourist PC ~ USA on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Frieda - love the Mount Vernon pc and the stamps - I haven't been using vintage stamps cuz the mail has already been slow (my hubby is a mailman and he agrees), so... Thank you for the lovely share and it will be interesting to see when the other pc gets here! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are very welcome - will be interesting when the second one arrives. Thank you for the heart rating. I do wish the USPS would do better.
Comment: Nice pc’s ! Thanks for assortment! We have been to Butte before , brings back memories
Response: You are very welcome, Montana has the mountains like here in Colorado. Thank you for the heart rating.

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Kirkdebb on May 6, 2021:

Thank you for your April RAK #3 3D Lenticular Postcards. The Mammoths fighting and the Pteranodon fishing are really cool! Thank you also for the extra postcards you sent too!

susieq11 on May 4, 2021:

Thank you for the wishes for WW May! I love the card and all the profile related goodies!! The deer postcard is new to me - and I have hundreds! I’m always amazed how many new ones I still get! I really appreciate everything!!! xoxo

susieq11 on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for all the awesome wishes for WW April!! Even the stamps on the envelope are great! I love all the whales, space and llamas! The stickers are really cute. You made me smile today!!! Thanks so much! : )

Vickyen on Apr 15, 2021:

Hi Frieda - the 2nd pc got here today for the CPG - Not Near Me Tourist pc - they were somewhat close! LOL! Love this one was well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

DinkySparkle on Apr 15, 2021:

Thank you for the amazing postcard RAK! I really like the Western one!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 14, 2021:

Thank you for the vintage hotel PC's, vintage postage, and the daisy sticker you sent for my April WW! They made me very happy! =D

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 16, 2020:

HOw magnificent is this? Oh my gosh! Just as magnificent as you are. Thank you for the lovelies! Particularly the gold embossed whale on the letter head! The art journal card with the whale and the red hearts can pass for a postcard. So pretty going into my postcard collection. Thank you again.

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