Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 7:25 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

Mid January - another envelope arrived empty - the back flap easily opened and another envie that arrived damaged with bent postcards - very sad day :-(

January 2023 - Another beautiful Mail Art enveloped arrived opened, but at least in a Post Office plastic bag. I will be securing the corners to help from my end.

Update - Dec 2022
Thank you for navigating to my profile. This is a busy time of year for everyone. Please include the Swap, RAK or Wish identifier inside the envelope you send to me. If I cannot find an identifier, it will take me longer to search out who I should thank. I am busy, too and will probably take longer to respond to the unknown.

I always rate. 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.

Sometimes I copy paste addresses to make labels especially for international swaps. I want to know if a swap is not received, arrives damaged or is completely empty. Lately postal issues have happened to envelopes sent and received. Maybe decorating the envelopes has caused curiosity during the travels. I am trying different ways to address and seal envelopes. Do let me know if the swap doesn't arrive or is damaged or incomplete.

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 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. 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.

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.


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 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, Edition-Tausendschön, 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 State cards, 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, colorful or holiday Paper napkins, Patriotic themes, Pine cones, Scooby-Doo, 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.)

Please send any cat items, kawaii, or bits of paper to someone else! I have enough washi tape except I can use some that might say Wishes or Winner for my Wish or RAK envelopes.

Bent or worn corners on postcards and smoky or 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



susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Things That Fly on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: HAPPY MAIL DAY FOR ME! Another swap from you! Thank you for the eagle mail art and so many bird themed goodies inside! The little folder with the hummingbird is adorable. Thank you for the stickers, stamps, postcards - so, so kind of you. Thanks a lot for joining!! xoxo ADDING: I received both of these swaps today, so far not the Random Envelope swap yet.
Response: You are very welcome. This arrived before the older Random Envelope that was sent 1-24? Weird. Very fun swap, thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
susieq11 rated for Touristy Scavenger Hunt #4 on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Love when you're my partner! Thanks for all the postcards - so nice of you to send me extra. They are all going to my collection! Beautiful envelope and cute squirrel stamps! Thank you tons!! xoxo
Response: You are very welcome, we are paired quite a bit lately, thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
ultracinematik rated for UHM: February Happy Mail on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun mushroom PCs and the handmade fortune teller envelope. Also enjoyed your wrapping paper envelope it arrived in!
Response: You are very welcome - Wow! this is fast rating. I still have some from December waiting. Fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Hi Frieda I find that I archived this swap thinking I had already rated you. I'm so sorry. But thanks a million for the unusual cards. Well done!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for rating so quickly, for hosting and for the heart rating.
Comment: I love the postcard you sent of the Garden of Gods!! It looks so incredible I would love to visit sometime!!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating. I have a card of there with snow - would like to go in person sometime.
warheart rated for MAIL ART - Maps on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: I love your map envelope and all the fun goodies inside! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap and fun to put together. Thank you for the heart rating.
Writercat rated for PH: 4 Postcards in January on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely variety of postcards. I appreciate you giving me cards according to my likes. Very kind of you. They're great! Cathy
Response: You are very welcome, happy to find cards from profiles when I can. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I love the butterfly theme you chose! The purple paper for the envelope and the address label for my name are fabulous. And an envelope of butterfly love! Thanks for a thoughtful and beautiful swap. xo
Response: You are very welcome, happy you love the butterfly theme. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: The swap mailed on January 3rd arrived today. Thank you for the postcards. I especially like the Paul Klee painting - always for me! - and the escalated pun. I hear about postal strikes in Great Britain and Germany causing delays. There's no excuse for delays here in the US.
Response: You are very welcome, I don't understand the Post Office delays and open mail. Fun swap, thank you for the heart rating. - happy to know the second one arrived also.
georgiafae rated for EPUSA: Good Mail #2 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Beautiful napkin covered envelopes. Much to pretty to mail-they will go in my journals! Other cute items too-little folder and scrapbook envelope (I do that often but don't know why I haven't tried the napkin ones-great idea-thanks!
Response: You are very welcome - very fun swap! Wow superfast rating - that was just mailed!! thank you for heart rating.
Changeling rated for Flat Envie of Fun 35 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful ephemera. I'm loving the bookmark and tea too, and the vintage New Orleans cemetery postcard is going right in my collection. I enjoyed the visit from the Mail Whale!
Response: You are very welcome - Fun swap! fast rating - appreciate that. Thank you for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for We Love Map Cards on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Great map pcs. I needed all but one. Thanks for adding to my collection.
Response: You are very welcome - Love map cards! Thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
Vickyen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #208 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Hi Frieda! Oh my gosh - you totally made my day with this swap! Sending all vintage pcs is way cool and so appreciated!! Wish I could give you more than one heart! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are very welcome, makes be happy what I chose was well received! Thank you for the heart rating.
spotteddogs rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Frieda - these envelopes are just beautiful! I like making envies, too, but I have never covered any with napkins. You may just have to share your tips! Thanks for the great swap!
Response: You are very welcome - wow a speedy rating, that was just mailed!! Thank you for the heart rating. I will send you a message with tips on the paper napkin envies.
Comment: I love Colorado! Thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome, great place to visit. Thank you for the heart rating.
jay9 rated for Vitamin D Envies! on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thank You very much Highlander18 for these great envelopes, I will enjoy sending them as much as the receiver will enjoy getting them. ✉✉✉
Response: Welcome, fun to make 5 envelopes.
Comment: stunning PC and loved the cat stamp
Response: You are very welcome, great place to visit. Thank you for the heart rating.
bb2 rated for UHM: January Pick-2 Happy Mail ❄️ on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun picks you made for this swap. I love vintage stamps and the address labels are very useful. Thank you for the cute postcard also. All the best to you in 2023.
Response: You are very welcome, fun to create items for you in this swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
ladydy5 rated for Vitamin D Envies! on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Lovely to receive. Thank you
Response: You are very welcome - very fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.

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erinhayden on Jan 29, 2023:

Thank you so much for the map pcs! The envelope was super awesome as well. I wish I had that much creativity. Hope you're having a great weekend!

spotteddogs on Jan 24, 2023:

Thank you so much for all the napkins! Such a huge assortment - one for every occasion and season! Sending a little something your way tomorrow.

simcoe54 on Jan 20, 2023:

All About the Wishes - December -- Thanks so much for sharing your hotel.motel postcards and for the kool-aid. Looking forward to making and drinking them.

katjl on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you so much for the RAK ~~ 4 (Vintage Postcards. They are just up my alley! 😍

isabellasnow on Jan 18, 2023:

. . . for the wonderful fabric scraps, fulfilling one of my AATW January wishes. I was just thrilled to receive some patriotic designs since I have none. Thank you for thinking of me this month!

colleenbUSA on Jan 15, 2023:

Thank you so much for the cool vintage postcards from the RAKS Only USA group instant win RAK! I love them!

simcoe54 on Jan 15, 2023:

State Capitol Buildings Postcards RAK - Thanks for the package of capitol postcards. I think I only have one of them so the rest are great additions to my collection.

nanadiana on Jan 14, 2023:

Thank you for the nice surprise RAK! Love it all, from the angel, postcards and dragonflies. You made me feel so special! Thank you for your kindness!

supersquirrel on Jan 14, 2023:

Thank you so much for the vintage postcards from the RAKS Only USA - RAK #1(3). Now I understand the hullabaloo over linen postcards - LOVE them ❤️❤️❤️. Thank you for the sunshine 💛💛💛

LadyJo on Jan 11, 2023:

Oh my word, this is a fun mail art enve of a local map! I will be sure to save this in my journal. Oh thank you for all the other fun things you enclosed! This was for January WW wishes 2023!

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