Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 10:44 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: July 31, 2020
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About Me

***********4-15-20 Greetings swapping friends! We are moving. The week of 4-13-20 thru 4-17-20 we are changing addresses and getting our own home. I have our new address loaded in the swap-bot data base and we have notified the postal service so that anything sent to the old address should be forwarded. The new address will be the one on E 56th Terr. Hey, if you want a fun experience to talk about afterwards, try moving during a pandemic when only essential occupations are up and running. Have you ever heard of a drive-by closing? Me either! Swap-on! **********

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: Beautiful square! I love having a fun project to work on!
Response: glad you liked it, thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the nice block and extras.
Response: Hoping this message finds you well and in good spirits. thank you the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! Have a wonderful day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you dear for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! I love making these! Have a wonderful day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you for the heart, and the kind words
Comment: When I signed up I didn't realize I was looking at the block I would receive!! Thank you for a beautiful block and the extra blue fabric!!
Response: You are welcome. I have that print in a couple different colors. It is fun to use in quilt blocks. Thank you for the heart.
meenaRN rated for meenaRN & tonat80 & perkl8r R #1 on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabrics. They are so pretty.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I will see you in Round #2. Swap-on
tonat80 rated for meenaRN & tonat80 & perkl8r R #1 on Jul 5, 2020
Comment: Very nice coordinated stack! Beautiful Fabrics. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart! See you in Round #2
Comment: Thanks Perkl8r for all the hassle of getting this to me! It was my fault for not getting my address reset here properly! I love the blocks,especially the glimmery silver fabric! Thanks a million!!
Response: No worries. Glad it finally arrived. Stay safe Perkl8r
vlhafer54 rated for QNT B & W & wild print on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you - they're lovely and I love the prints!
Response: Good, I am glad you liked the prints....I wasn't sure they were all that WILD! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the squares - I love the blues you used.
Response: Sometimes I buy fabrics in a precut bundle and these were that kind of bundle. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Stash search-n-swap USA on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelope of goodies! I love everything! Have a blessed day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you, dear. Thank you for the heart. You stay safe too!
Comment: Thanks for the block I love the cute little puppies and kitties.
Response: I do too. thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block and extra fabrics! I haven't been able to find any true 30's print in peach. Actually of the stores that have opened back up so far I haven't found any 30's prints but I'm going to keep looking. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: THANK YOU for rating. I sent 3 packages out at one time a couple weeks back, and you are the first to rate. I was getting worried that something happened to them in the mail. I had a little trouble deciding what was peach and what was salmon and pink and orange....thank you for the kind words and the heart. I would imagine that a pale orange would work perfectly if you are unable to find what looks to be peach to you. swap-on and stay safe
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.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1481 703 730
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1247 1562 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 36 1178 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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