Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2022 12:55 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: January 21, 2022
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About 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, PLEASE let me know. 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, 3 grandsons and one great grand daughter. Also, I am still working full time.

I love quilting, and use a lot of batiks and 1930's prints in my projects. I haven't been able to complete large projects due to limited space so I make (or gather from swap-bot) quilt blocks (I store them in zippy bags for the future) and small projects.

I love to put aqua, purple, and green print combinations in a project.

I have pierced ears and love earrings, with silver my favorite. I love dangle earrings but not longer than 2" because I have "short neck syndrome". (lol)

I taught a quilting bee at our previous church for 6 years. We were more about the fun, creativity and fellowship than perfection.

RATING FOR SWAPS: Hey, I totally believe in spreading around the "hearts" when rating my partners. 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.

I love chocolate, especially chocolate covered raisins, and dark chocolates (not not a fan of peanuts or peanut butter, I know I am weird that way.)

--we LOVE estate auctions, estate sales, yard sales and flea markets 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

I love to watch BRITBOX.

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, with the Invisible Secret Agent as our favorite.


--please do not send me plaid print fabric, I will just re-gift it I don't use flannel or wool fabric

---if wondering what kind of animal print to send me, I like bird and fish prints.

--I like bug prints too especially dragonflies, butterflies, etc

-----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!

...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

New Passions & wish list

--over the years I have been collecting unusual pin cushions and have several but would always add more to my stash if gifted to me

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

WISH LIST: Batiks and 1930's reproduction prints are my two favorites, I would love anything that has hand embroidery on it that I can cut down and use for labels on my quilt projects.(examples: old pillow cases, doilies, dish towels, etc.)

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


Kirkdebb rated for Group Modern Improv Block Round 2 on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: Great block! I love all the pretty polka dots!
Response: glad you liked it...."improv" doesn't always work out well for me
Kirkdebb rated for QNT Polka Dotted Party Hats #6 on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: Beautiful block!! Thank you!!
Response: glad you liked it...I love finding unusual dotted prints to make these blocks with. I am excited to have enough for a quilt top.
junemoon rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #4 on Jan 11, 2022
Comment: I think you sent these with several other swaps and I haven't rated yet. I'm getting eager to make a throw or something with the various ones.
tonat80 rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #4 2022 on Jan 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of HST! I really like the colors you used. TY.
Response: thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks
sherheart rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #3 on Dec 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks
chimerix rated for QNT Christmas XChange on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for not one, but two gifties. I am putting them away for Christmas. Mele Kalikimaka
Response: I hope you like them.....let me know what you think after you open them.
Kirkdebb rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #4 on Dec 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty squares! I love the idea of batiks with black. The quilt will look like a stained glass window.
Response: I agree....my issue will be deciding how to arrange them..so many options. Thank you for the heart.
tonat80 rated for QnT make your own 5" charm pack #3 on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: What a great lot of charms! Thank you
Response: thank you for the heart
tonat80 rated for Christmas Mug Rug on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Super cute! I love that you did so much of it by hand. I feel special to have received such a thoughtful item. Thank you.
Response: I am glad you liked it. thank you for the heart.
Comment: Wow! Gorgeous colors! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Have a blessed Christmas! Hugs, Diane
Response: glad you liked the charms....I did too! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for another beautifully made square! I love the prints you picked for this one!
Response: I love 1930's prints...especially the little animal prints and unusual geometric prints. thank you for the heart.
Kirkdebb rated for QnT Polka-dotted Party Hats #5 on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: I do love this color combo!! This is the second time I've been lucky enough to recieve the block in the swap photo! Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome...thank you for the heart
sherheart rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #4 on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: Love it ♥️ Thanks
Response: glad you did....thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QnT FALL colors Maple Leaf 6 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block and extra fabric! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome, as always. You have a safe and happy Thanksgiving as well. thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful blocks! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart!
junemoon rated for Group Modern Improv Block Round 1 on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: Those are fun. I'm curious how this swap is going to go on.
Response: I like the concept of this swap, and I too am curious to see our gatherings.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful red charms you chose for me! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you for the heart
Comment: Very pretty colors! I love them! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: again, thank you for the heart. Glad you liked these charms.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Batty 'Bout Batiks #4 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome fabrics! I love the olive and brown colors! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: me too.....I have been gathering new batiks from Missouri Star Quilting company and my collection is growing. thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
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anrtist on Dec 21, 2021:


ContraryHousewife on Nov 21, 2021:

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday. thanks

mummsie on Mar 18, 2021:

Wow! Congratulations on 49 years of marriage. How awesome. You are blessed!!

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

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