Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 5:11 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: February 25, 2021
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About Me

** 2-10-21 UPDATE: apparently some swaps from last year did not arrive at final destination - I know of one for sure. Replacement sent and rated.

. If you have not received from me, please let me know. Thank you.

** 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 49 years in March of 2021. We have two grown daughters.

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?!

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


Comment: Thanks so much! Pandemic mail slowdown/stop is such a nuisance, but I love the MAQ and the little basket block, too
Response: I am happy it arrived and you like it. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful blocks! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Response: those were so fun to plan and make, thank you dear for the heart!
sherheart rated for QNT 1930's BOWTIE senders choice on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice block and the extra. Have a great holiday season.
Response: glad you liked it You have a healthy and happy Christmas and New Years. I will be praying for you and yours, you have been thru so much recently. Remember, I love you and Jesus loves you more. I will be back swapping after the first of the year.
Kirkdebb rated for 2020 Tulip block USA 2 blocks on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Lovely tulips! I love the fabrics you chose for these! Can't wait to put them all together!!
Response: thank you for the kind words and the heart. stay safe and healthy!
meenaRN rated for QnT #3 Green Cut Fabric PLUS swap on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun FQ, zipper and buttons. I have no buttons or zippers so they are a fun addition. Thanks for another great swap.
Response: thanky9ou for the heart. I hope you like and can use the items.
Comment: Thank you for the variety of HSTs. They are so fun and colorful. Thank you for hosting another wonderful swap. Looking forward to the next one.
Response: You are very welcome. I may have hold off swapping until the first of the year due to too much going on at home, but I will decide later next week on that.
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute HST! And the extras!
Response: glad you liked them. thank you for the heart.
Kirkdebb rated for QnT Polka-dotted Party Hats 2020 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: I love the fabric you chose for this star! The match yet co trast perfectly! Also, thank you for the extra bit of fabric!
Response: I am glad you liked it, made one for myself. Thank you for the heart
Response: thank you for the heart
Response: thank you for this heart too
Comment: Pretty fabric and very clever idea,plus I like both butons and beads.
Response: Thank you for the heart, June.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabrics!
Response: you are welcome, thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block and extra fabrics! I will be praying for your hubby that all goes well. Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: I love it! The silvery fabric is one that I'm using in a log cabin quilt I'm working on, I just love the shimmer! I'll be putting this MAQ up on the wall with my other treasures!
Response: wow, thank you for the kinds words and I am very happy you liked it. Thank you for the heart too.
Kirkdebb rated for QnT Snowballs for Christmas #1 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely squares! I'm not upset they're a little late, I knew you'd be sure to send them. So sorry to hear about your nephew. Praying for your family.
Response: Thank you for your prayers and for the heart!
pearlie rated for NFSC: Mug Rug Halloween on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Oh my gosh, what a lucky person I am to be your partner! This really made my day and the happy buzz I've got. I sit and knit all day so I can now sip my tea with a giggle. Actually this is a gray neighborhood - all old people and no kids - so it's nice to feel the holiday some. Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Patrice rated for NFSC: Zipper Bag Fall Colors on Oct 6, 2020
Response: thank you for the generous rating before receiving....I sure hope you finally did get the swap and liked it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful party hats block and coordinating fabric! I love it and so did my hubby. Blue is his favorite color. Have a blessed day and continue to stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you, dear for the heart...I liked that block too, the colors turned out pretty good.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful blocks and the extra cuts of fabrics! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty square - love the fabric. And I love the card you sent from FINCA.
Response: I have had that card for some time...it is the last one of a set. I am excited to gather enough of these blocks in 1930's prints to make a quilt....love those cute little animal prints. thank you, for the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1510 726 753
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1275 1591 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 36 1206 28
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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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