Swap-bot Time: April 9, 2020 10:32 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About Me

** --3-4-20. Greetings! We are getting ready for a move to our own home. I will change my address on here as soon as it all comes together. We are very excited. ** --11-20-19 replacement packages done and mailed on 11-18-19 --11-12-19 currently working on 2 replacement packages that were stolen from my mailbox. We have had a rash of this in our area. My goal is to have them resent by this Friday the 15th of November. Thank you in advance to my 2 partners for their patience with me.

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, especially postage, PLEASE let me know. Some time ago I had to send an "I'm Sorry!" gift to some one for a small shortage of postage on a package I sent her. 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 46 years in March of 2018. We have two grown daughters. Our youngest daughter and her family, which includes our 3 grandsons, live with us. Boy, do we love those boys!

I love quilting, collecting buttons, and fabric.

My favorite colors to quilt with are teal, aqua, turquoise etc. I also like pastels, especially pink. I like bright colors too, including purple and red, but red is the hardest for me to buy...just can't seem to find that many reds prints that turn my head. I want to thank some very kind swappers for sending me red prints....I love them! I guess I'm looking for them in the wrong places when I go shopping.

My favorite colors to wear are aqua, teal, blues, blacks and light pink.

I have pierced ears and love earrings, with silver my favorite.

I taught a quilting bee at our previous church for 6 years and hope to be able to begin one soon at our new church.

RATING FOR SWAPS: Hey, I totally believe in spreading around the "hearts" when rating my partners. Hearts are free, they are not rationed, so 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. Maybe I'm setting myself up for a let down when I go to the trouble to include extra goodies expecting a heart, and then don't get one. SPOILED, that is what I am! And I need to learn I can't please everyone.....even though I try really hard. Even at my mature age I guess I still have a lot of KID in me!

I love chocolate, especially chocolate covered raisins, and dark chocolates (not too crazy about nuts messing up my chocolate, besides, I'm nutty enough as it is)..love fishing with my grandsons....Avon, especially Timeless, Night Magic...oh, and did I mention the grandsons?!

Anytime you want to send things for the boys, I sure won't turn them down. Let me thank you in advance for thinking of them! They love to take turns opening my swap-bot packages.

My grandsons are 19, 17, and 13. Mateo, the youngest, loves to fish and won his first fishing trophy in May of 2010. Mateo has a very creative mind and if the stories he tells are any sign of what is to come we expect to see him writing his first novel at the age of 15! Mateo won his second fishing trophy in 2016 coming in 6th place right after his brother Felix who took 5th place.

Felix, the middle grandson, likes fishing and is into robotics and Minecraft . He also loves other computer games as well, and is inclined to show some artist drawing abilities which we try to encourage. Felix won his first trophy at the Fishing Derby this year 2016 coming in 5th place.

Felipe, the oldest, also enjoys Minecraft and Pokemon and other computer games. I think he may grow up to be a councilor or advocate of some sort. He tends to be the peace maker in most situations except those involving his brothers of course!

--we LOVE estate auctions 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

About the only TV I watch these days is HGTV and the like.

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 but do not own any copies of these old black & white classics. Our favorite is the Invisible Secret Agent


--love hand embroidery patterns

-- I'd choose silver over gold (especially jewelry)....I wear earrings every day and I like dangle earrings but don't usually like them longer than 2 inches

--- I'd choose blues & greens & purples and pinks (in that order) over any other colors

--- I'd choose floral prints & stripes and sometimes polka dots (polka dots are ok as long as I do not have to wear them), but NEVER plaids, plaids and I do not get along!

-------if wondering what kind of animal print to send me, FISH are always a good choice, birds are a good second choice----they will make me smile!

-----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!

-----------I try to always send extra goodies on each swap because I'm happy when my swap-bot partners are happy. Also, if you don't get a swap from me within the reasonable time or I don't rate you in a timely manner please contact me...I always aim to please and I always aim for a heart.

...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

I keep a spreadsheet of all my partners and records on when and if they receive and rate me for a package, if they've sent a package to me and when I send to them and what I send. I've been known to contact partners regarding all of these issues.

New Passions & wish list

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

WISH LIST: American Jane fabric, 1930 reproduction fabric, fat quarters in teal, turquoise, aqua etc....more fabric, and more fabric....vintage buttons....anything embroidered that I can use for labels on my quilts and projects....

Batik fabrics, small print florals

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


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 ! [ ] (picture here) with NO spaces in between anything 9-2-16


Comment: The more of these we make the more I'm liking polka dots! Thank you so much! Stay safe! aren't we happy for sewing to occupy our time? Hugs, Diane
Response: yes we sure are, our addiction is keeping our minds rested...well it sounded good when I thought of it...you stay safe as well.
developpeople rated for QnT CROSS in STAR - pink on Mar 28, 2020
Response: thank you for the heart...stay safe
Comment: Great colors! Thanks for the extras
Response: You are very welcome to the extra's, thank you for the heart.....swap-on!
Comment: Thanks for the fun blocks.
Response: I tried to find some unusual prints for this round....and found even more yesterday when digging in my stash to sort and downsize for our move in a couple weeks. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I love the little lambs too! Thanks
Response: little lambs eat ivy.....thank you for the heart
Comment: I love the bright purple you picked for the tulip! I was surprised to see that you hand stitched your block, you have very nice stitching.
Response: Well, we are getting ready to move and I have very little room to get to my sewing machine so I find myself doing a lot of hand sewing. I am looking forward to our move and having a bigger space for my sewing. I loved the fabric too. I have that in other colors and may make more tulips in them. Thank you for the heart, and the kinds words.
Comment: Beautiful hand stitched block thanks Dottie
Response: thank you, I have the blue one just about finished too (by hand) for next round
Fabriqueen rated for 2020 Tulip of the month block USA on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tulip block! I absolutely love the red fabric also, but you knew I would. Thank you, again! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I am happy you liked it, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for my pretty snowball blocks! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: I love your block! It does look like the sun! Thank you for the extra fabric!!
Response: you are welcome to the extra fabric...any time! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I absolutely love it!! The colors are perfect in my main room (sewing, craft, and living room!) so I'm going to hang it in a place I can see it every day! thanks so much!! Thanks for your beautiful work!
Response: oh my, I think my head will explode with all your kinds words. I am so happy it arrived and that you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you.
Response: thank you for the heart - I hope you can find good uses for the fabric....and I hope you don't end up like me, so much fabric, so little time!
mummsie rated for QnT After Christmas fabric swap USA on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: sending you a PM
Response: Thank you for the pm and the heart. I have so.much fabric I have stopped buying more because I have no room. God is good...all the time.
Comment: Thanks.
Response: thank you for your kind rating. I hope you are well and finding lots of fun things to do.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely blocks and extras! Thank you also for all you do for us in setting up these swaps! I love doing every one. Have a blessed New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you dear for your generous heart and for totally understanding. God is good to us, even when we don't see Him working.
jn6754 rated for QC: Quilter's Christmas Swap on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the charms. I already have a plan for them. Colors are wonderful!
Response: glad you liked them....thank you for the heart
Mugsie rated for BOM ~ Wonky House Block is BACK! on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you Dotti so very much for the most adorable house, I love it! Thank you so much for joining in my swap! Merry Christmas! Love Kelly
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Comment: What a great package. So much fun stuff. I 💕 all the pieces of fabric. The pincushion and iron on vintage ladies are the bomb.💕 Where did you find the jingle bell music fabric? It is so fun ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: JOANN;s has the jingle bells fabric I used for wrapping paper. Show Me Quilting in Raytown Missouri has some of the other fabrics I sent. I am happy you liked the package. Thank you for the heart.
vlhafer54 rated for QnT CHRISTMAS Basket Mug Rug USA on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I love it - the fabrics are great and the bow is a nice touch! Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas to you too. I am glad you liked the basket. I took yours to work to show it off and you got lots of compliments.Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you. Butterflies are always fun. :)
Response: Yes, butterflies and little birds, love 'em. Thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

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ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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:

Blessings, cc

pbcquiltlover on Apr 27, 2017:

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

biasbabe on Feb 6, 2017:

Thank you dear for the Note on my profile. Means a great dear too me. I also go for a biopsy today of a mole. Please keep your fingers crossed the cancer didn't come back in it. Love and hugs Robin And yep swap on LOL

DeBovine on Nov 18, 2016:


You are very welcome! Glad you liked the RAK! Happy Thanksgiving!


Quiltbutterfly on Nov 11, 2016:

Thank you so much for the truly beautiful charm squares you sent me for being a bingo prize winner. You are such a lovely lady

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

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