Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2022 10:29 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: December 8, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Changed my name in address back to Frieda. Will count the misspellings when I receive mail.

My favorite cat is the wandering cat who keeps mice from my house. When I receive anything Cat-related, I will pass it along to those wanting them.

I always rate. 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! We saw Orcas, but none breaching.

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. 2022 she asked for an anime character - Sophie Hatter from Howl's Moving Castle for Halloween and also to wear at an anime fest. I learned a lot about anime and watched the movie. I enjoy new techniques in my sewing and love to make the Free Standing Lace Angels offering to everyone who visits. 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. Joann Fabrics, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby are my kind of toy stores!

Lately I have been making paper napkin covered envelopes. They are fun to send in the mail and easy to make.

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 went with me on my trip from Illinois to Montana. Animals are no longer allowed on the Presidential Walk or in the amphitheater. I have over 500 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. I recently found a 5x7 linen I didn't know that size existed.

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.


USA Touristy postcards are my Most Favorite! I am no longer collecting or saving international cards other than Switzerland and Germany for ancestry purposes.
I prefer 4x6 or smaller. Larger cards are difficult to store.

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 (mostly humpback whales). Please send other animal cards to those displaying animal requests in their profiles.

Postcards --- City views, Historical sites or Historical people, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from), Linen, Map or map shape cards, Maxicards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up to the light cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, Postallove, The Writerie, Touristy of city or state, Famous Places and I am also looking for postcards for Elgin, Illinois, my hometown. (I am no longer collecting other countries except for Germany and Switzerland)

Lou Paper State Series - looking for Delaware, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont. and other non-state related.

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.

I have extras for Lantern Press and State Capitols if interested we could do a private swap.


Likes --
Civil War/Revolutionary War, Dachshunds, Germany, Ladybugs, Mount Rushmore, colorful or holiday Paper napkins, Patriotic themes, Pine cones, Scooby-Doo, Sewing notions, Snowmen, Statue of Liberty, Switzerland and Humpback 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 them.

Please send any cat items, kawaii, or bits of paper to someone else! I have enough washi tape except for some that might say Wishes or Winner for my Wish or RAK envelopes.

Bent corners on postcards and smoky or moldy smelling postcards are not saved or passed to other swaps. I have to give them away or pitch. Please protect cards traveling through the mail.

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.

~When you can't find the Sunshine ~ Be the Sunshine



Comment: Thank you so much!!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
chimerix rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #34 on Dec 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the notecard, papers, and stamps. And I LOVE the sugar skull envelope! Aloha!
Response: You are very welcome - fun to cover envies with paper napkins, sugar skull is a fun one! Thank you for the heart rating and so quickly!
Comment: Thank you so much for the generous swap! I have never seen an embroidery like this with the open space, very lovely! Such a unique item to send. Love the stationery and the postcards. Thank you so much for joining my swap! ♥
Response: You are very welcome, lots of fun with this swap. Happy you love what I sent. Thank you for hosting and for the heart rating.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Just a Note #17 - US on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and stamps!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
warheart rated for IFM: Scrap Envelope-November 2022 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun mushroom scrap envie! Also love the postcards inside!
Response: You're very welcome. I enjoyed putting the items together for you. Thank you for the heart. Happy Swapping!
jeka396 rated for Handmade Envelopes 11/2022 on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the envies! How nice that you had a couple calendars with thicker pages :)
Response: You are very welcome. I need to get more calendars, sort of running out. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! I love the postcards, and the gnomes are very cute.
Response: You are very welcome, a fun fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9N on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: All new postcards for my collection. Thanks
Response: Whew! Wiping my brow. You are very welcome, always try to send from your profile. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Frieda…thanks for the fun goodies!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Griefs…the items you sent were perfect! …thanks!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Response: Thank you for taking the time to rate me.
Comment: Thank you so much for your envelope! I thought I had rated much sooner, but I was on my phone, and I don't think it stuck.
Response: You are welcome - thank you for rating, I had that happen.
turtles27 rated for UHM: Autumn Mail Art on Nov 14, 2022
Comment: Such a lovely envelope! I never would have guessed it was a napkin. So fun!! Thanks for all of the wonderful goodies!
Response: Two days? Yikes Colorado to Florida and you rated so very quickly - has to be a first - Gold star! You are very welcome, had fun putting it together for you. Thank you for the heart rating.
JenZen5 rated for EPUSA: Good Mail #1 on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks Frieda for the envelope. I love the colors. And thank you for the extra envelopes you sent inside. I will definitely use them. Take care.
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap, happy you can use the items. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the special envelope of goodies! I love the ornament and the beautiful paper. And I love the space stamps. Aloha!
Response: Wow fast delivery - You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the postcards and extras and the happy mail stickers.
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap!! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: What a great daybrightener you sent! The cards are darling, and I LOVE the napkin covered envies. Honestly, I can't say enough.
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap. I can't believe I am archiving this swap so early. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for these useful items!
Response: You are very welcome, had fun putting the envies together for this swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating and hosting.

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manders2280 on Dec 8, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and the extras. Best wishes for the holiday season!

susieq11 on Dec 8, 2022:

Thanks so much for the wishes for WW December! I love the pretty pink envelope and everything inside: deer postcards (all 3 are new to me!), stickers, deer gift enclosure cards and your note. Definitely brightened up this dark and drizzly day for me! Thank you!!!! : )

LadyJo on Dec 7, 2022:

Thank you for the 2022 Christmas Tag from the group RAKS USA! It is a neat card! It is always fun to see what others pick in Christmas cards! I like wildlife and farm animals, so right down my alley! Love the postage stamps too!

CookieMomster78 on Dec 6, 2022:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card and variety of postage stamps. It brightened my day and made me smile! Plus, I got the outer envelope without any cancellation stamping so the vintage postage that was used to mail the card/goodies is well enough preserved to save in my collection! These 29-cent Santa stamps from 1991 are so cool. 🎄RAKS ONLY USA 2022 Christmas Card Tag☺

susieq11 on Dec 6, 2022:

Hi Frieda! Thanks a lot for the beautiful snowman holiday card and goodies for Make A Wish December! The little polar bear tag is so cute - I will probably use it as a bookmark so I can always see it. : ) It is always so fun to receive mail from you - thank you!!! xoxo

Mimi7 on Dec 5, 2022:

thanks so much for the personal RAKs only usa wishes I love it Donna

Autist on Dec 5, 2022:

Thank you so much for the WW from OCTOBER!! I just got them today Dec 5th. I love the swan postcards and the bats!! But I super love the Walt Disney Postage stamps these are great!! Thank you for thinking of me. - Rook

grammypammy on Dec 1, 2022:

RAKS ~ Christmas Card Tag

Thank you for the pretty card and the stamps you included!

Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Pam

AJ73 on Nov 29, 2022:

Hello. I want to say thank you for the very nice postcards sent for November RAK#3 Three instant Winners Christmas Postcards. They are beautiful! I'll be sending them to a few of my dear friends very soon! 🎄⛄

colleenbUSA on Nov 28, 2022:

Thanks so much for the 4 PC RAK from RAKS Only USA! I might even keep 1 for myself and not send it in a swap LOL, the donut one is soo cute!

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