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perkl8r

perkl8r
Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: August 17, 2022
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About Me

CELEBRATING our 50th wedding anniversary Friday, March 25, 2022. The years have gone by so quickly.

Greetings from Missouri, the Show-Me state!

My nick-name is Dottie but one of my most favorite names is my swap-bot name; perkl8r.

As many of you may know, I am a Christian, which means that I have accepted Jesus as my savior by confessing my sins to Him and asking Him to come into my life. I believe that He died for my sins and therefore paid my sin debt. I also believe that the grave could not hold Him! I don't know how I would get thru all the things going on in this world today without Him!

If you should ever have any trouble with any of my packages, PLEASE let me know. I need to know if things go wrong, PM me....because I'm not happy if my partners are not happy!

My husband and I have been married 50 years in March of 2022. We have two grown daughters, 3 grandsons and one great grand daughter. Also, I am still working full time.

I love quilting, and use a lot of batiks and 1930's prints in my projects. I haven't been able to complete large projects due to limited work space so I make (or gather from swap-bot) quilt blocks (I store them in zippy bags for the future) and small projects.

I love to put aqua, purple, and green print combinations in a project.

I have pierced ears and love earrings, with silver my favorite. I love dangle earrings but not longer than 2" because I have "short neck syndrome". (lol)

I taught a quilting bee at our previous church for 6 years. We were more about the fun, creativity and fellowship than perfection.

RATING FOR SWAPS: Hey, I totally believe in spreading around the "hearts" when rating my partners. If you take the time to read my profile, or send me extra's, you can count on getting a heart from me. Oh, and I like to get what I give....I've never turned down a heart!

I allow myself to be sad when I send extra's and special things to swappers and then they rate with a five and say things like they loved the package....but don't give a heart.

I love chocolate, especially chocolate covered raisins, and dark chocolates (not a fan of peanuts or peanut butter, I know I am weird that way.)

--we LOVE estate auctions, estate sales, yard sales and flea markets where I get quilts, sewing supplies, fabric, books, and lots of other sewing/quilting related items

Favorite Books

Authors I like:

Francine Rivers, Janette Oke, Grace Livingston Hill, Phyllis Whitney, Dorothy Eden, Victoria Holt, Daphne Du Maurier, Madeleine Brent also known as Peter O'Donnell,

I like finding new Christian authors, and especially enjoy Christian romances.

Favorite Television

I love to watch BRITBOX.

Favorite Movies

My husband and I love old black and white movies, including Charlie Chan, Topper, and the Thin Man.

We rediscovered the Invisible Man movies, with the Invisible Secret Agent as our favorite.

choices

--please do not send me plaid print fabric, I will just re-gift it I don't use flannel or wool fabric

---if wondering what kind of animal print to send me, I like bird and fish prints.

--I like bug prints too especially dragonflies, butterflies, etc

-----I believe in re-gifting, recycling, and reusing, so please do not be offended if I re-gift an item you might have sent me...but do not worry about me rating you badly. If you happen to send me a version of something that is not my favorite....if it meets the swap requirement, you'll get a 5 from me, and if you send extra item's, you'll also get a heart. I look at items that are not my favorites as opportunities to make someone else happy by re-gifting or as something to send as an extra in one of my swaps. It has worked out really well for me.

...I have decided I will not be joining any more swaps where the requirements to join allow swappers with rates lower than 4.8....too high a risk of flakers

...I've also come to the conclusion that swappers who don't rate and don't respond to e-mails are not fun to swap with and I may decide not to deal with them....on that note, PLEASE contact me if you sent me something that I did not acknowledge receiving....I'm old, forgetful and have a lot on my plate and would hate to be guilty of becoming a non-rater. I really appreciate reminders so don't feel bad about contacting me!

...not a fan of peace signs (BIG fan of peace, just don't care for the commonly used sign)

----not into ATC or stuffies, or matchboxes or Dottee dolls


New Passions & wish list

--over the years I have been collecting unusual pin cushions and have several but would always add more to my stash if gifted to me

--I shop for fabric and sewing supplies at JoAnn's and one or two quilt shops in my area. I rarely buy fabric at Wal-Mart.

WISH LIST: Batiks and 1930's reproduction prints are my two favorites, I would love anything that has hand embroidery on it that I can cut down and use for labels on my quilt projects.(examples: old pillow cases, doilies, dish towels, etc.)

I do not like plaids, plaids and I do NOT get along!

HELPFUL HINTS

Someone posted this link in another thread recently, and I thought it was really well written and easy to follow, so I copied it to my own profile in my "notes to self" section:

Intro to Markdown

By the way, the way I put that link in is to put my desired title in square brackets [Intro to Markdown] and then put the website address in round brackets immediately after that like this:

[Intro to Markdown] (http://www.simpleeditions.com/59001/markdown-an-introduction)

take away the space between [words] (link) and you get Intro to Markdown

TO POST A PICTURE: put ![name of picture](picture here) with NO spaces in between anything 9-2-16

Ratings

junemoon rated for QnT Mid-Year Clear-out swap on Aug 7, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Delightful package of quilty/sewing things. It was fun to open and will be used ... sooner or later of course.
Response: Glad it arrived and you hopefully can use it.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #10 on Aug 1, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful lavender fat quarter and batik piece! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: glad you liked it, thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #7 on Aug 1, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful HSTs! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #10 on Aug 1, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful HSTs! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #9 on Aug 1, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome HSTs! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you for the heart
tonat80 rated for Modern Improv Block Round 9 on Jul 29, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Love the block! FUN FUN. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for Modern Improv Block Round 9 on Jul 27, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Love the block. Actually, love all the other pieces you sent, and especially the hand on black print.
Response: me too....it is a new one at my fabric shop and I just had to have some. I am going to use it in a different block pattern too - thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #9 on Jul 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the very usable HSTs. In fact I'm making a quilt that they will probably go into.
Response: oh, that is good to hear, thank you for the heart
sherheart rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #9 on Jun 29, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice blocks these will make an awesome quilt someday. ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I agree with you! thank you for the heartS
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice block ♥️♥️♥️
Response: thank you for the heart
sherheart rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #8 on Jun 29, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice blocks. ♥️♥️♥️
Response: thank you for the heart
5
rating
Comment: LOVE the dragonfly fabric!!! Thanks for the beautiful blocks - I've already got 10, 11 and 12 enveloped up and ready to go! LOL
Response: you go girl! Thank you for the heart
tonat80 rated for Modern Improv Block Round 8 on Jun 24, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I LOVE the colors you used for this block. So beautiful. Thanks for the extras too!
Response: So happy you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for Modern Improv Block Round 8 on Jun 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the pretty block and for the extra fabric samples
Response: you are welcome
Kirkdebb rated for QnT Polka Dotted Party Hats #9 on Jun 20, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I LOVE the dots you found for this one! Thank you!!
Response: Fun for sure. Thank you for the heart
vlhafer54 rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #8 on Jun 5, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely squares!
Response: I am glad you liked them. Thank you for the heart. I have such a huge stash of batiks now.....but that didn't stop me from buying a basket full at an estate sale this weekend! The lady must have been a fellow quilt-loving, batik-loving, fabric-stashing person like me....or others of us!
5
rating
Comment: This fabric is sooo sweet ☺️ thanks for the small block it is cutie ♥️♥️♥️
Response: I know, I loved that fabric as well. Thank you for the heart.
tonat80 rated for Modern Improv Block Round 7 on Jun 1, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I love the mixture of black and whites with the colors! Thanks for the extras too
Response: sometimes IMPROVE blocks work for me and sometimes I am not so sure.....I enjoy trying though...thank you for the heart.
Kirkdebb rated for QNT Pick 3 from Profile swap #2 on May 31, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mug rug! I love the pretty gold thread you used to quilt it! Also, thank you for the great fabric and the cute little snippers!! This was a wonderful surprise in my mailbox!!
Response: Oh so happy you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
Sagebrushs rated for Modern Improv Block Round 7 on May 31, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you.
Response: you are welcome, and thank you for the heart

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1651 835 864
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1402 1751 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
9 37 1328 28
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Comments

sherheart on Jul 5, 2022:
anrtist on Dec 21, 2021:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
BLESSINGS, cc

ContraryHousewife on Nov 21, 2021:

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday. thanks

mummsie on Mar 18, 2021:

Wow! Congratulations on 49 years of marriage. How awesome. You are blessed!!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

fall

ChrisAnne on Jun 19, 2017:

Thank you so much for the great purple fabric. I really did not expect a thank you gift for forwarding your swap. I was just doing what I know you would have done if I made the same mistake. I was looking for the perfect purple fabric for a Bible bag for a special little lady and I think you have provided it.

adrianaclara on Jun 4, 2017:

Hello there! After many years I'm back! I still have that cute "I'm the king's child" stamp you sent me! I have a few stickers I created for the peas group, are you interested? I can send you if you message me your add. Big hugs from Brazil! xoxo

anrtist on May 27, 2017:


HAPPY SUMMER!
Blessings, cc

pbcquiltlover on Apr 27, 2017:

Thanks for the great idea about the spreadsheet! Organizational tips are super!!! <3
Happy swapping, Christine

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