Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 6:26 am


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: September 23, 2023
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States


First --- I really really dislike BENT corners on postcards!!

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. In 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. YouTube and Pinterest have several videos to use paper napkins for crafts.

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.


I prefer postcards blank and protected in an envelope to avoid bent corners.
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, and maps (state or country). 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 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 listing animal requests in their profiles.

Postcards --- City views, Edition-Tausendschön, Historical sites or Historical people, Jefferson's Monticello, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from with pictures inside the letters), Linen, Map or map shape cards (other than Postcard Fair), Maxicards, PCs with cutouts, Washington's Mount Vernon, Hold up to the light cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, Postallove State and Country cards, Postcrossing meetup, The Writerie.
Inge Löök Aunties (I have 15,24,27,31,36,41,46,50,53,64,67,67,72,78)

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, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont. and other non-state related.

I also collect unused or used Busy Tourist's Correspondence Check-Off when I can find them. Would be happy to trade for these, let me know your Wishlist.


Likes --
Civil War/Revolutionary War, Dachshunds, Germany, Monticello, Mount Rushmore, Mount Vernon, Presidents - (Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington), colorful 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, Amazon, Wish, Temu, or other sites (smaller cards without description on the back. The back is a sepia tone with just boxes on the top left.)

Please send Tea bags, any cat items, kawaii, or bits of paper to someone else! I have enough washi tape.

Bent or worn corners on postcards and smoky or moldy-smelling postcards are not saved or passed to others. 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 will resend.

~When you can't find the Sunshine ~ Be the Sunshine

~Choose Happy Everyday!!



Sally89 rated for Handmade swap on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Great variety of homemade envelopes and fun extras. - Thank you
Response: You are very welcome, fun to cover envies with paper napkins. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for another swap! LOVE the bees!! And the postcards - wow! Thanks for thinking of me and my faves! Adorable Peanuts envelope too! The leaves are already changing here sadly. Still enjoying the warm days, not liking the cooler nights! Thank you for joining my swap!!! : )
Response: You are very welcome, funs swap. Yep I read profiles and send if I can. Thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Music on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great envelope - even music stamps! Love the postcards you enclosed! Yes, everyone else who had signed up dropped it - so it’s just me and you! And that’s great! I’ll be sending yours out in the morning! Thanks for joining me!! : )
Response: You are very welcome, others missed out. This was a lot of fun, thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
SatisHuman rated for PC Swap #5 - Your State on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: I've only received one so far (and it's beautiful)... I'll let you know when the other shows up! Follow up: I just received card #2! It might have been in the box a few days before I checked the mail.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Fall Mail art envie with fun things to use! I only received this swap,so nope they didn't come together! That is ok, because I can have more mail for another day!
Response: You are very welcome. Some send two in one envelope, just curious sending on same day when they would arrive. Hope only separated by only a few days. Thank you for the heart rating.
marclively rated for Vintage Building Postcards #4 on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: great cards!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I love these postcards, thank you!
Response: You are very welcome, so happy I sent good ones. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Such great cards! Thank you so much! I'd love to know how you made the envelope, too! Fantastic! Wish I could give you two hearts!
Response: You are very welcome. I use different size cardstock templates and score the fold lines, easy peasy. Thank you for the heart rating.
Gnoe rated for Pick A Theme Flat Envelope on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: OH. EM. GHEE! Thank you for the wonderful, amazing and adorable donkey themed mail Frieda!!! I'm in love...The super sweet envelope(s), napkin and gorgeous, big pile of postcards... Thank you a million times! (And I bet that napkin waited for me to be your partner ;-)
Response: You are so very welcome - a lot of fun putting this swap together - happy it arrived safely and thank you for the heart rating.
ArtsyAbby rated for PH: D-E-F #2 on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: I loved the cards! The fawn is so cute. Thank you for the ATC kit I LOVE IT
Response: You are very welcome, happy to find a home for that kit. Thank you for the heart rating.
jeka396 rated for Handmade Envelopes 09/2023 on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful assortment of autumn themed envelopes - they are all pretty!
Response: You are very welcome - fun to make envies and share. Thankyou for the heart rating.
Comment: Hi Frieda! Thank you so much for all of the lovely pcs & cute snail stickers - totally Happy Mail here! Love your "Thank you postal workers" sticker as well! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are very welcome, speedy delivery even with Holiday. Thank you for the heart rating
Comment: Hi ya Frieda! I received your swap today and thanks so much for the wonderful postcards and the extra. Plus the 2 stickers. I absolutely love what you sent me!~ Especially the Amish PC. I collect them. Because you can't find them around here anywhere and we have close to 3,000 Amish here in Canton too.
Response: You are very welcome, happy to send cards from your profile. Thank you for the heart rating.
KrystalCook84 rated for Random Envelope 17 on Aug 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely random envelope. Loved it all
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart and quick rating from Canada.
Comment: Thank you for the great swap. How did you attach the napkin to the envelope? revised: thanks for your patience, I forgot to save this rating.
Response: You are very welcome, I use an off brand cling wrap and iron on envie with parchment under and on top, try it! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Oh my goodness! You included so many beautiful napkins. I think my favorite is the hydrangea. Thank you! ❤️
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap to share these for crafts. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Oh my gosh! I love all these pcs! The book one, with the glow from the neon light..nice effect!the horse one - I often want to say that to people ! The blue Russia one is so different - love the city silhouette. I've been to memphis..about 25 yrs ago...don't remember boats, but do remember the ducks I. The Peabody Hotel 🦆🦆 Think Happy Thoughts... we're into Vibes in this house, so it's perfect 😀 and of course, the play on words with the plant one ..great wordsmithing ! If I could give you extra 💕 💙🧡💛💚❤️ I certainly would. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!
Response: You are very welcome, love your comments. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I thought I'd done it already. Thank you for the lovely swap. 😺
Response: You are very welcome, so happy it did arrive to UK. Thank you for the heart Rating.
glassnowdrop rated for SSM: August Pick 5 postcards on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards, they are beautiful! I love the lion coffee one, such a nice design! I really appreciate you working to pick things to my liking - and hope you have a great week!
Response: You are very welcome - you have a great profile to help sending items. Thank you for the heart rating. To Zealand - not too long of a trip!
Comment: Thank you for the cute envelope with the sugar skulls, and the note card, and other Embellishments.
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.

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LindaW on Sep 23, 2023:

Aloha from Hawaii! Thank you for the envelope with small items inside. I’m glad that you’re enjoying the calendar.

PinkPengin on Sep 18, 2023:

Thank you for sending along the Goodie Train #29 to me... and for all your truly amazing envelope decorations, they were so great! You set the bar high!

debbiespoms on Sep 18, 2023:

OMG, Frieda, I did not at all expect an RAK wish, via AATW September! But thank you from the bottom of my 💝 for the Vintage stamps selection! You're way too sweet and kind to do this for me! I love them so much!

grammypammy on Sep 17, 2023:

WW ~ September Wishlist

Thank your for the handmade envies and the nice birthday card!

I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

LadyJo on Sep 12, 2023:

Thank you for the WW September 2023. I love these envelopes and great postcards! So glad to receive these wishes! It is always fun to see what wishes are sent!

manders2280 on Sep 12, 2023:

Thank you for the September wonderful -surprise- wish. Ours must have crossed in the mail,

kiddomerriweather on Sep 9, 2023:

Forgot to say that was for September WW. =P

kiddomerriweather on Sep 9, 2023:

Thank you so much for the envie of Halloween goodies! The FSL "Boo" ornament is so awesome! Now I officially have a collection of Halloween FSL ornaments! The cat bat (or is it a bat cat?) is so cute! That's definitely going on the black cat wall. I absolutely love everything you sent! Thank you for thinking of me. =D

Ikat78 on Sep 7, 2023:

WW SEPT-thank you for the Halloween ephemera!!!! Love the envelope you used too. Fun getting mail today.

AJ73 on Sep 5, 2023:

Thank you ever so much for the August RAK ,#1. I absolutely love everything you sent. You are so generous and you always make my days brighter. Hugs, 🤗,🌸💕🐈🎇💗💖ʕ⁠·⁠ᴥ⁠·⁠ʔ

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