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Highlander18

Highlander18
Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

08-2018 - Postmarks - I rarely look at those and most often cannot see them on postcards. I am interested in sending on time and getting rated when the recipient receives the swap. I do check off each swap when rated and when I rate what I receive. I try to keep records for what I sent so I do not duplicate and if needed to resend a swap.

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. In 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 hospital to introduce postcards and mailing them to the Children.

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 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.

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 pot holders.

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.

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 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.

Postcards

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 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.

Wishlist - State Capitol Building - AK, AR, MD,MA

Postcards --- Castles, City views, Covered Bridges, Historical sites/ or Historical people, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from), Lighthouses, Linen, Map or map shape cards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up to the light cards, Busy Tourist's Correspondence Check Off, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, State Cards, Touristy of city state or country, Famous Places,

Likes/dislikes/confused

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.
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

Swaps

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.

Thank you

Ratings

jules4534 rated for SF- Scattergories PC- W - USA on Mar 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Great card and I love the stamps being W too! Awesome! Thank you!
Response: Very welcome, fun swap!! Thank you for rating and for the heart.
warheart rated for SMSUSA: Postcard Scavenger Hunt! on Mar 25, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Love all the postcards you sent!!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for hosting a fun swap. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
dvmac rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt - Your Ideas #14 on Mar 24, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Frieda. Thanks for the cards. And the vintage stamps are great! Happy Spring.
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap! Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the women in science postcard! Very clever having the stamps to match the letter as well.
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap!! Thank you for rating and for the heart.
MamaD rated for P&M Touristy Postcard Swap on Mar 21, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you i LOVE it!!
Response: Welcome, glad you you love it. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #188 on Mar 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for so thoughtfully matching my profile! Love your choices, especially the unique map of Paul Revere's Ride!
Response: You are very welcome. Wanted to find the right person for that card! Thank you for rating and for the heart.
KarenFife rated for Scatts PC Swap - N - US Only on Mar 16, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Lantern Press NP postcard! Love all the “N” postal stamps - I’m wowed😲. I had nasturtiums listed too (thought I would be different, haha). Appreciate all your attention to details!!! Great swap.
Response: You are very welcome. I had fun gathering N stuff, glad you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the “D” items!! Had fun looking through the envelope for the goodies!
Response: This was fun to put together and search through items I didn't know I had. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
5
rating
Comment: Yes, I’ve been to Starved Rock... long ago. Loved every postcard and your whale notecard to the moon and back!! Thank you :)
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
suepier rated for PC Swap 2-20-2020 (US) on Mar 10, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Butte, Montana.
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for rating and for the heart.
craftyAnnaLu rated for 1-INCH of PCs MAR 2020 on Mar 10, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for my postcard. It was nice to hear from you! I frequently swap regionally and internationally and love Capitals, buildings, and landmarks of all kinds.
Response: You are welcome, thank you for rating so quickly.
CHOWEFACE rated for Lantern press blank envie 19 on Mar 10, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cards you’ve chosen- they’re all new for me!
Response: You are very welcome, oh so glad they were new for you. Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
kssunlover1947 rated for PH: So Many Choices on Mar 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
Suzyanner rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #94 on Mar 6, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the cards! I liked your choices!
Response: You are very welcome. You rated so quickly, I just mailed that!! Appreciated and thank you for the heart.
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #93 on Feb 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all of the lovely PC's!
Response: You are very welcome. I just mailed that!! wow thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
LizzyJo rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #7 on Feb 28, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Mt. Rushmore envie and PC. They brought back memories of when we went there for a vacation when our kids were little. Also thank you for all the thoughtful profile goodies. I will be putting some to use soon.
Response: You are welcome - a place dear to my heart. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
doodlebugdezines rated for PH: Map PC Scavenger Hunt on Feb 28, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Great cards!! Thank you very much. Love the extra, too :D
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap, thank you for rating and for the heart.
Lorabora rated for Scavenger Hunt - 4 on Feb 26, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcards! I'm in love with the JFK card. I collect JFK cards, and that made my morning! ❤😊
Response: I am so happy I found the right person. I buy cards at the Postcard club meetings in hopes I pick ones I can swap. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
5
rating
Comment: Love the selection and envie!
Response: Very welcome, had fun putting this together. Thank you for hosting and for the heart.
doodlebugdezines rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #9 on Feb 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Even LOVE the stamps on the envie! Great cards ;) I grew up in the Peoria area. Fond memories of IL. Miss those big blue skies and endless views of farmland.
Response: You are very welcome. I visit twice a year and get the flat lander views, but I really like the mountains here in Colorado. Thank you for rating and for the heart.

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Comments

tcornell on Mar 5, 2020:

Thank you so much for the 4 coasters for entering your drawing in the RAKs Only group. It was very sweet of you to send these!

BasketWorks15 on Mar 5, 2020:

Thank you for the cool beer bar coasters. Love them!

couchart on Feb 10, 2020:

Thanks so much for the postcards and unused stamps in the RAKS Only USA group!

goinjenny on Jan 18, 2020:

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:


From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

RAKS ONLY USA

Hugs, Pam

catlingmex on Nov 29, 2019:

Many, many thanks for the LOVELY angel ornament you offered (and I won) in the RAK group. Your envelope brightened my day and will be enjoyed all season and for years to come.

mejulia on Nov 18, 2019:

Thank you for the gorgeous Angel from the Nov. RAK group.

ginny19590 on Nov 2, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Oct RAK stickers and stamps.....=)

purple24 on Sep 29, 2019:

Thank you for the cute Halloween Decorations. My kids and I absolutely love them.... RAKS Only USA group

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