Swap-bot Time: December 2, 2023 1:11 am


Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: December 1, 2023
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

I’ve returned after a break, but just doing a few swaps here and there. It’s like a reunion with friends!!!!

THINGS ABOUT ME: Hello! I live in Michigan and love it, even the winters. I am an extreme introvert, but I care deeply about the people in my life.

MUSIC: Classical, New Age, and Easy Listening, 70's and 80's music, but I will listen to all types.

BOOKS: I read about 60 books a year (it was 100 before I retired!), mostly series mysteries such as Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Peter Robinson, J. D. Robb, and many British detective series. My favorite recent book is The Bird Hotel by Joyce Maynard.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, The Age of Adeline, and dark suspenseful thrillers like Suburbia, Sanctum, and Perfect Getaway. Recent movies I’ve been recommending are Just Mercy and Dark Waters and A Man Called Otto.

TELEVISION: I rarely watch TV, but occasionally watch a series such as Downton Abbey or The Crown. Victoria was wonderful! My favorite older TV series were King of Queens and Cold Case. Currently enjoy watching The Chosen.

CRAFTS: Quilting. Finishing my third Christmas quilt. Then small projects only.

I love crocheting dishcloths (just for me) but I’m not very good at it. It keeps my arthritic fingers moving!

painting with acrylics (abstracts or just playing with color)...
making greeting cards occasionally... I also dabble in photography.

I am a retired preschool teacher (two-year-olds). I am married to a retired professor and we love going on road trips. In past summers we took Route 66 to California, toured Yosemite NP and all the major National parks out west. In September 2019 we drove Route 2 from Michigan to Seattle, and through Glacier National Park. From Seattle we took a fabulous cruise to Alaska. It was amazing! We planned more Route 66 and National Parks tour this summer, but had to cancel reservations due to some disabilities my husband has developed and sadly our travels have ended.

I love to make postcards now and then, but am trying to retire from paper-crafting and reduce the clutter of collected unused craft supplies that have become overwhelming.

POSTCARD LIKES: Where you live....
big city, small town or village and LARGE LETTER cities, ....
day or night city skylines.
Tourist type, especially if they are of uncommon places.
I would love to receive map postcards or any touristy postcards of Route 66, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Connecticut, and National Parks. I appreciate quirky tourist postcards and off-the-main-road places and towns. I prefer postcards not be handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs. Same for greeting cards, but I will not rate down for nice handmade. I prefer a photo please, if possible instead of drawings or cartoons

I prefer my postcards NAKED unless the swap requires an envelope, but I’ll leave that up to the sender.

I read the Profile of everyone I send to before sending. I almost always give hearts because I appreciate the effort that goes into a swap. I spend time and effort on every swap I send, even postcards, and I try to make it something you will enjoy or will make you smile. I try to be loving, kind, an generous to my partners.

I swap mostly postcards. Please know that I respect what you have sent and consider it important that you know it has been received. I rate the day I receive or as soon as possible since postcards can easily be misplaced.

I’D RATHER NOT HAVE TO ADD THIS SECTION, BUT.... I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. When you click on Rate Your Partner it says to leave a comment. Please do that. Just a brief comment. You can even say you didn’t like it! But I think it is important , and polite, that you acknowledge your partners willingness to take the time to do something for you.

I am very disappointed if I get postcards with worn edges and bent corners. Please save those for the appropriate “get-rid-of-it” Swaps. If you choose to send me worn postcards I will choose to not give a heart.

I’m asking that you please write more than a few words in big letters like (“Happy Swapping” “Hey there” “Be safe”) Please communicate instead. Tell me where you got your postcard. Why you like it. What you are doing today. About your family. Your current plans. Fill that message space up with heartfelt good stuff and you will most likely earn yourself a heart. A few general words and and an address is not heart-worthy to me.

Actually I would prefer Swap-bot get rid of the heart option. Just put the “specialness” in your comments. But since it’s not going away we have to deal with it.

COLORS: Love colors and colorful things. Blacks and grays are cool also. Pale pink will make me super happy.

your thoughts ...

TEAS: Any kind or brand, but prefer spicy. Not fond of green or Matcha.

LITTLE THINGS: I really don't need or want tuck-ins. I will not rate down if you don't send them, even if it's a requirement in a swap. I will be happy that you read my profile!!! However, If you feel you must...... Seasonal and holiday stickers are welcome (any time of year). Unused postcards, notecards, sheets of list pads will be used. I have no need for pieces of paper or junky items.
Christian cards are fine with me.

Being retired and losing a few marbles each day means it is easy to overlook something, so please contact me if a swap is not right. If you are sending from the USA and I have not received anything from you or have not been rated by two weeks after the send date, I will send a PM .

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 so the postmark on my mail date may show the following day. I probably will not check a postmark date unless there is something that seems questionable. I am always happy to find your mail in the mailbox.💖📬

Thank all of you great swappers for your nice notes, graciousness, kind comments, and hearts. You make my day and add much joy to my life!


Comment: Karen! WELCOME BACK!! So glad you are happy to be back! Thank you for the lovely Christmas Card! I will definitely display it on my dining room table for everyone to see! Hoping you are having a good week and that you have an awesome weekend!! Happy December 1st! x Gabi
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS - B - Round 13 - US Only on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the Mackinac Bridge postcard and sharing your B answers. We matched on Batman for a tattoo.
Kairbear rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #5 on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the super cute card, adorable Santa stickers (which I will definitely use!) and your nice note! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Karen!
Comment: Lovely card, thank you and have a Merry Christmas.
twileteyes rated for SCRABBLE #16 on Nov 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty PC! Nice work on the words this week, I never did figure out the 7 letter until receiving your card today! Have a great December!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and your note. I hope you have a great holiday season.
chimerix rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #5 on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card. Mele Kalikimaka!
Lisserz rated for THEME TOPIC SUBJECT (TTS) #10 on Nov 21, 2023
Comment: Picture Rocks is really cool. I love all the trees on top. Yes, I love all the different versions of Uno. I've never entered a competition though. The bad thing, I collect the cards but don't have anyone around that loves it as much as I do. I guess I could play against the cat. LOL Thanks for the postcard.
Comment: Happy Thanksgiving, a little bit in advance! Thank you so much for the lovely card and warm wishes from your part of the country--they brought a smile to my face. <3
SoulKissed rated for Christmas Postcard 2 on Nov 17, 2023
Comment: Hi Karen, I love the postcard you sent. My husband used to go around saying, Bah Hum Bug every year. LOL. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note along with the postcards. God bless you and keep you! <3
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card, your nice note and the adorable hedgehog sticker! I love it! Your holiday meal sounds a lot like ours! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, Karen!
bluecrayons rated for SCRABBLE #15 on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: I love the old school scrabble also.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and note!!
PinkPengin rated for SCATTS - A - Round 13 - US Only on Nov 12, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful agates postcard and your fun answers! I hadn't thought about Aquarius as a tattoo, that's a good one!
SkaGirl rated for SCRABBLE #14 on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thanks for the card and your super-sweet note! I was tickled to see your name pop up and I'm glad you're swapping again!
Comment: Thank you so much, especially for the extra stickers! I will pass the cards along in the next round :-)
Comment: TYVM Karen, for your booklines for Elizabeth George and the cute note card & your nice note. 😀Happy swapping!
Comment: Welcome Back!!! Thanks for sending this postcard my way and for the blank notecard.

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HappyMom on Sep 21, 2021:

thanks for the "O' Scatts RAK card you sent and for all the fun swaps we've shared over the years!


myancey on Sep 18, 2021:

So glad 101 Dalmatians made ya smile

grammypammy on Sep 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card and handmade bookmark. I loved reading what you wrote in the card and it brought tears to my eyes. You blessed and encouraged me and I appreciate you so much!



Snaileditcrafts on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Karen, I just sent out the swap, "Easter Card". I hope that it will arrive quickly and safely! Have a very happy Easter! e

FLWAVE on Feb 9, 2020:

Karen, I love the super cute London postcard you sent for the unassigned Jan 2020 Postcard Roulette. That was really thoughtful. Thanks for picking me!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

yvonne401 on May 30, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



simcoe54 on Apr 3, 2019:

Postcard RAK - Received the NYC postcard today in the mail and it is a new one for my collection. Thanks so much!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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