Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2018 5:18 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: February 24, 2018
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

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 usually mail very soon after partners are assigned, so if you haven't received the swap from me, PM me, I'll resend.
I have been collecting whales for over 40 years, one day I will see one in real life. We tried once but rain for three days didn't allow the day trip. I have traveled all the states except Alaska. 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 Television

Castle is a must see!! Now I am sad that the show has ended. :-(
Elementary, Criminal Minds, Scorpion, Big Bang Theory
NCIS and NCIS New Orleans, Mysteries at the Museum, Forensic Files and BBC Sherlock - is very very good!!

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 to give to everyone who visits. Would be happy to send those out in swap trades. 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 150 of them so far. Would love to trade those for other crafts I cannot do.

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. I have at least 6 pictures with my grandchildren standing in front of what I call "My Men!" I have over 100 postcards from that tourist place than any other and welcome more.

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 were 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 are my Most Favorite!

I have been collecting post cards 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 for Whales - I collect all kinds of Whales. Postcard swaps with touristy or specific theme, but not animal or flowers. 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.

Wishlist - State Maps-- (I have a full set from Postcardfair.com) - ones I could use more are from AR,CT,DE,IN,KY,LA,MD,MI,NV,ND,OH,OK,SC,VT,WV



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,

Postcards --- Castles, City views, Covered Bridges, Historical sites/ or Historical people, Lighthouses, Map or map shape cards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, State Cards, Touristy of city state or country, Famous Places,

Dislikes or not into-- Tea or cocoa, rather have my Boyer's coffee made in Denver.
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.

Whatever you send I am sure I will like it, have a use for it, re-gift, or my granddaughter will do something creative with it.

I am confused when someone has not sent the swap and when I ask about it, the reply is to send them my address. Addresses are attached to the swap, why would I need to send my address?

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

Thank you


kssunlover1947 rated for WPS - Bridge Postcard on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Royal Gorge Bridge card. I remember walking across that bridge with my family in the summer of 1956.
Comment: Thank you so much! This is a new card for my collection!
Comment: Thank you for the Map postcard.. hope you have a fun trip to north Michigan this Summer..
Comment: Cool card. Thanks. I'll check out Postcards & More!
Comment: Thanks, Frieda. Love the stamps!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard. What a small world, you're the first swap partner who's familiar with South Elgin aside from my sister.
MNJoviGirl rated for 4 card Postcard Swap on Feb 20, 2018
Response: Very welcome - thank you for hosting.
goinjenny rated for 12345 Postcard swap #1 - USA on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for sending blank and for the extras
squince rated for WPS - I love this postcard! #7 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: I LOVED Garden of the Gods when I visited. Gorgeous!
Comment: Adorable cat card!
zurdoswifey rated for Scattergories PC Series - E on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Eisenhower tunnel PC and the added Eisenhower vintage postage...what a great surprise
Hyshu rated for WIYM: 10 Postcards to 10 Partners USA on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
MissBrenda rated for 12345 Postcard swap #1 - USA on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Great PC! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the avalanche postcard—very cool (to look at in a photographic; I think it might be scary if I saw it person)!
Comment: Thank you for the avalanche postcard with the nice stamps. I am waiting for Spring as well!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Luvslife3 rated for Just Because PC Swap #27 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Great card and cool stamps to go with it. Thanks for joining.

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ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

Margothecat on Oct 2, 2017:

Thank you for the postcard trade! The Ohio song is so unusual :)

jendoggie on Sep 13, 2017:

Thank you so much for the stamps.

DarkSkullMistress42 on Jun 6, 2017:

Thank you for joining the swaps! Hope all is well your way.:)

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 20, 2017:

reader44ever on Apr 27, 2017:

Wow! Two-and-a-half-hours spent just over Tucson? Did you get to see any of the surrounding desert/saguaro cacti (Sagauro National Park)? Sounds fascinating! :-)

jendoggie on Mar 13, 2017:

Thank you for all the great stamps! I am sure the animals will appreciate it as well. You are the best.


DarkSkullMistress42 on Dec 21, 2016:

What a great surprise in my mailbox! Lovely Christmas card. Im intrigued with this fish, never seen one before. I found out I was passinate. Who knew. Lol. going to bring it to family Christmas for alittle fun. Love everything. Thank you for thinking of me and so glad you join my swaps. You are one of my favorite people on here! Merry Christmas🎄

tcornell on Jun 11, 2016:

By the way, the quote on the Secret Code PC was great!!! Smiles, Tracy

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