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Highlander18

Highlander18
Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: August 5, 2021
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Frieda if you want to use it instead of F.B., please spell it correctly.

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 mail very soon after partners are assigned, so if you haven't received the swap from me, PM me, I'll resend. In the 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 Children's Hospital to introduce postcards and mailing them.

I have been collecting whales(mostly Humpback) for over 40 years, one day I hope to see one breach. We tried once but the rain for three days didn't allow the day trip. I have traveled to all the states except Alaska. My 2020 trip planned to Alaska was canceled. I am going to try again in 2021. Update!! Visited Alaska in May!! Wahoo!

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 stores!

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 offering 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 400 sets of them so far. I use them instead of flat potholders.

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 440 different postcards from that tourist place and welcome more. Mine are in two binders now instead of a photo box. I have a wooden card, very old black and white ones and linen cards as well as the new 4x6 size.

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 was 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 is my Most Favorite!

I have been collecting postcards 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 of Whales - my most favorite is Humpback Whales. Postcard swaps with a 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.

Postcards --- Castles, City views, Covered Bridges, Historical sites or Historical people, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from), Linen, Lou Paper State Series, Map or map shape cards, Maxicards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up to the light cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, State Cards, Touristy of city, state or country, Famous Places,

I also collect Busy Tourist's Correspondence Check-Off when I can find them. Would be happy to trade for these, let me know your wishlist.

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-- Those cheap sepia 32-pcs Vintage Travel Sights Landscape Retro Postcards from AliExpress (smaller cards without description on the back. The back is a sepia tone with just boxes on the top left.) If you want some of those, message me and I will send you an envelope filled with those.

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 can’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.

Stay above the Daisies and Be safe!

Thank you

Ratings

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Comment: Absolutely loved everything! Thank you for the extras. :-)
Response: You are very welcome, tried to find from your profile. Thank you for the heart rating..
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #145 on Jul 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! I really love the owl and the Golden Gate bridge
Response: You are very welcome, fun finding cards that match profiles. Thank you for the heart rating.
SilverD rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #217 on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– Woohoo!!! You could have just sent me the three PO pcs and I would be happy as a lark! Love that the parcel post clerk put an 6X on the building where he worked. I do like the other pcs too, though. The air mail pc is really cool. Tons of hearts! Thank you! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
Response: You are very welcome, I will need to make a list of ones I have found lately. Very happy you like what I sent. Thank you for the heart rating.
2Hearts rated for ABCUSA ~ PC with a Theme ~ Cities on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: Alaska is a very special place! Thanks for the cool PC!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
carrotkate rated for Sunrise/sunset postcard swap on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: I loved the vintage card. And I wish more postcards had those ruffled edges! Thank you!!
Response: You are very welcome - am happy I found someone who loves them too!! Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Loved the postcard, thank you!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
japn rated for Lantern Press Blank Envie Swap 32 on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Wonderful cards thank you for swapping I’m so sorry I missed and took so long to rate. Thank you again.
mariewilliams810 rated for I'm Not From There PC Swap on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: Yes, I'm a huge fan of SSD! Thanks for visiting my channel and thanks for the great card!
Response: You are very welcome, you have a fun channel. Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart
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Comment: Great cards! Thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome, Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
nanadiana rated for Sunrise/sunset postcard swap on Jul 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Mr Rushmore sunset pc. I bet it's even more beautiful person. I hope you do get to go back soon. I'll check into the two groups you recommended, too. Take care and thanks again!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for rating so quickly. Thank you for the heart rating. Wishes and RAK are lots of fun.
NJBird rated for I'm Not From There PC Swap on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you. I have never been to Mt. Rushmore. Hope you get to go back.
Response: You are welcome, thank you for rating so quickly.
Librarychick55 rated for I'm Not From There PC Swap on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cool pc! I hope you get to go back to Mt Rushmore this year!
Response: You are welcome, thank you for rating so quickly.
debbiespoms rated for Sunrise/sunset postcard swap on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Hello Frieda! Thank you very much, for the so pretty sunrise, over Mount Rushmore! I've never been there and I doubt I'll get there too. Money I don't have.πŸ˜’
Response: Wow that is a super fast rating, I just mailed those out a couple days ago!! The mail service working better. Thank you for the heart rating.
aligurl75 rated for I'm Not From There PC Swap on Jul 15, 2021
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Comment: I really love the kitty stamp you put on the postcard.
Response: You are very welcome - thank you for rating so quickly, hosting and for the heart rating.
pernie123 rated for NYUP USA Only #72 on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for pretty vintage card that actually arrived in perfect shape. A lot of rain is coming our way. I once worked at a VA hospital for six months in Colorado and then went to Europe on a tour, my first visit there.
Response: You are very welcome. Happy to pass along vintage linen to those stating in their profile that they like them. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you again for another groovy swap! I like all the postcards. Probably the vintage image (Coca Cola/Cafe B&W) was the most interesting to me. xo
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap - happy you like my choices. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Fun map cards! Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: First, I loved the cactus/western envelope you made! Great postcard choices, especially the vintage ones. Thanks very much. Good mail day!
Response: You are very welcome - Scavenger Hunt swaps are becoming a favorite. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Frieda: There is no way I could ever pick my favorite card. They are outstanding. I'm so glad I got you for a partner. 🧑🧑🧑 Joy BTW: I will be in Denver for a wedding in Sept. It's been a while.
Response: Wpw - super fast rating, I just mailed that envie! You are very welcome and thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your visit here.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice collection of postcards. The shark is my favorite. I agree, scavenger hunts are fun. Take care.
Response: You are very welcome fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
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Completed Fives Threes Ones
923 1190 0 0
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Comments

Kirkdebb on Jul 31, 2021:

Thank you for July RAK #1 Wood Postcard - Excalibur Las Vegas. This is a really cool postcard! A great addition to my collection!

LadyJo on Jul 29, 2021:

Thank you for the WW July wishes of map postcards! My daughter loved the daisy sticker you enclosed, so I gave it to her.

manders2280 on Jul 17, 2021:

Thank you for all the wonderful postcards! They are perfect for my weekly postcards to family. My list just got longer because my SIL just learned she has a malignant tumor in her breast.

ChrisAnne on Jul 17, 2021:

Thank you for the amazing wish granted from Wonderful Wishes! What a sweet blessing!

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.

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