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Highlander18

Highlander18
Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: September 21, 2020

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. 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.

2020- June I took two friends who had never been to the Black Hills area. We visited "My Men", took in a lot of the usual sites and also first flight on a Helicopter for me. I would go again in a heartbeat and get more aerial photos.

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 canโ€™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

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Comment: Thank you, have a lovely week. Marina
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the heart rating. You also have a wonderful week.
simcoe54 rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #10 on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: You are very welcome, Again, thank you for hosing fun swaps and for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for PH: 4 USA #3 on Sep 17, 2020
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Comment: Great USA postcards. Thanks
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for hosting and the heart rating. You always post fun swaps!
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Comment: More wonderful postcards. Thanks for this amazing envie of cards.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Maps, Maps, Maps #4 on Sep 17, 2020
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Comment: Great map postcards. Thanks
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
Suzyanner rated for Lantern Press Blank Envie Swap 25 on Sep 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cards! I think they are all new to me! But don't worry about that---I love Lantern Press to send as well as collect, so duplicates don't bother me a bit!
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoy swapping with you. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thanks for the cards- and extras! Btw- I notice your name is spelled differently now. In your letter you put Frieda but writing here in rating it shows Freeda.
Response: You are very welcome. It is often misspelled. This way it is always the same. People spell friends correctly but not Frieda. Thank you for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Postcards With Words #2 on Sep 13, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for hosting this fun swap and for the heart rating.
EleanB rated for OSS: Senderโ€™s Choice PC Sept. on Sep 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, I love the postcard and special stamps!
Response: You are very welcome, I hoped I chose one from your profile. Thank you for the heart rating.
suepier rated for National Park PC Swap on Sep 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Your sticker slapped envelope is a work of art!!! It was absolutely beautiful especially with the cute owls!! Thank you for the awesome goodies too, loved the llama stickers. Take care!
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the postcards :)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
DreZee rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #114 on Sep 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards and extra!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
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Comment: Love the Lantern Press pcs. Thanks
Response: You are very welcome, makes me happy you like what I chose. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Hi Frieda, Thank you for your envie with the beautiful stamps on it! :)
Response: You are very welcome,- wow I just mailed that one. Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart. Fun Swap!
dawnakaulen rated for PH: 3 USA on Sep 2, 2020
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Comment: Two in one day from you, how lucky am I? Thank you for the swap- the 1800's flag is really neat.
Response: You are very welcome - I like happy mail too! Thank you for the heart rating. I guess one envelope wanted to catch up to the other. LOL
dawnakaulen rated for Touristy Scavenger Hunt #2 on Sep 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I can't believe you managed to find all but one of the categories- that has never happened to me yet :)
Response: You are very welcome, if I can I do send off the whole list. Fun swaps like this. Thank you for the heart rating.
pentar757 rated for SF- No Rules PC #4- USA on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice vintage postcard and the old stamps -- both are terrific! Richard
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
xninolax rated for 4 Map Postcards #2 on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful map cards! They are all new ones to me <3 Great envie to send the cards in too! And your envelope travelled quite fast :)
Response: You are very welcome and happy they are new to you. Wow it did travel fast to Europe! Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Love the card and the stamps! I have never been but Glacier Park looks like a beautiful place to visit.
Response: You are very welcome, happy you like the card I sent. Thank you for the heart rating.

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Comments

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 16, 2020:

Ooops and not to forget the vintage postage on the envelope too!

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 16, 2020:


HOw magnificent is this? Oh my gosh! Just as magnificent as you are. Thank you for the lovelies! Particularly the gold embossed whale on the letter head! The art journal card with the whale and the red hearts can pass for a postcard. So pretty going into my postcard collection. Thank you again.

Kirkdebb on Jul 30, 2020:

Thank you for the spice labels RAK! The script is so fancy! I'll have to change all my labels instead of replacing the few that were missing.

ginny19590 on Jul 22, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome food storage labels/spices and herb decals. Perfect for me because I'm always needing these to label my containers.....=)

Poohtat on Jul 10, 2020:

Thank you for the flour sack towel with the kokopellis. It is a perfect addition to our kitchen. I love it!

catlingmex on Jul 7, 2020:

Your fabulous sunflower-stitched towel arrived. It is going to be very well used and loved in our kitchen. Thank you!

mchesser12 on Jun 1, 2020:

Thanks for the botany postcards from the May RAK.

colleenbUSA on Apr 6, 2020:

Thanks so much for the items from the RAKS Only USA items! I don't consider those types of postcards touristy.

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!

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