Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 6:29 am


Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: September 23, 2023
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

I’ve returned after a break, but just doing a few swaps here and there.

THINGS ABOUT ME: Hello! I live in Michigan and love it, even the winters. I am an extreme introvert, but I care deeply about the people in my life.

MUSIC: Classical, New Age, and Easy Listening, 70's and 80's music, but I will listen to all types.

BOOKS: I read about 60 books a year (it was 100 before I retired!), mostly series mysteries such as Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Peter Robinson, J. D. Robb, and many British detective series. My favorite recent book is The Bird Hotel by Joyce Maynard.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, The Age of Adeline, and dark suspenseful thrillers like Suburbia, Sanctum, and Perfect Getaway. Recent movies I’ve been recommending are Just Mercy and Dark Waters and A Man Called Otto.

TELEVISION: I rarely watch TV, but occasionally watch a series such as Downton Abbey or The Crown. Victoria was wonderful! My favorite older TV series were King of Queens and Cold Case. Currently enjoy watching The Chosen.

CRAFTS: Quilting. Finishing my third Christmas quilt. Then small projects only.

I love crocheting dishcloths (just for me) but I’m not very good at it. It keeps my arthritic fingers moving!

painting with acrylics (abstracts or just playing with color)...
making greeting cards occasionally... I also dabble in photography.

I am a retired preschool teacher (two-year-olds). I am married to a retired professor and we love going on road trips. In past summers we took Route 66 to California, toured Yosemite NP and all the major National parks out west. In September 2019 we drove Route 2 from Michigan to Seattle, and through Glacier National Park. From Seattle we took a fabulous cruise to Alaska. It was amazing! We planned more Route 66 and National Parks tour this summer, but had to cancel reservations due to some disabilities my husband has developed and sadly our travels have ended.

I love to make postcards now and then, but am trying to retire from paper-crafting and reduce the clutter of collected unused craft supplies that have become overwhelming.

POSTCARD LIKES: Where you live....
big city, small town or village and LARGE LETTER cities, ....
day or night city skylines.
Tourist type, especially if they are of uncommon places.
I would love to receive map postcards or any touristy postcards of Route 66, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Connecticut, and National Parks. I appreciate quirky tourist postcards and off-the-main-road places and towns. I prefer postcards not be handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs. Same for greeting cards, but I will not rate down for nice handmade. I prefer a photo please, if possible instead of drawings or cartoons

I prefer my postcards NAKED unless the swap requires an envelope, but I’ll leave that up to the sender.

I read the Profile of everyone I send to before sending. I almost always give hearts because I appreciate the effort that goes into a swap. I spend time and effort on every swap I send, even postcards, and I try to make it something you will enjoy or will make you smile. I try to be loving, kind, an generous to my partners.

I swap mostly postcards. Please know that I respect what you have sent and consider it important that you know it has been received. I rate the day I receive or as soon as possible since postcards can easily be misplaced.

I’D RATHER NOT HAVE TO ADD THIS SECTION, BUT.... I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. When you click on Rate Your Partner it says to leave a comment. Please do that. Just a brief comment. You can even say you didn’t like it! But I think it is important , and polite, that you acknowledge your partners willingness to take the time to do something for you.

I am very disappointed if I get postcards with worn edges and bent corners. Please save those for the appropriate “get-rid-of-it” Swaps. If you choose to send me worn postcards I will choose to not give a heart.

I’m asking that you please write more than a few words in big letters like (“Happy Swapping” “Hey there” “Be safe”) Please communicate instead. Tell me where you got your postcard. Why you like it. What you are doing today. About your family. Your current plans. Fill that message space up with heartfelt good stuff and you will most likely earn yourself a heart. A few general words and and an address is not heart-worthy to me.

Actually I would prefer Swap-bot get rid of the heart option. Just put the “specialness” in your comments. But since it’s not going away we have to deal with it.

COLORS: Love colors and colorful things. Blacks and grays are cool also. Pale pink will make me super happy.

your thoughts ...

TEAS: Any kind or brand, but prefer spicy. Not fond of green or Matcha.

LITTLE THINGS: I really don't need or want tuck-ins. I will not rate down if you don't send them, even if it's a requirement in a swap. I will be happy that you read my profile!!! However, If you feel you must...... Seasonal and holiday stickers are welcome (any time of year). Unused postcards, notecards, sheets of list pads will be used. I have no need for pieces of paper or junky items.

Being retired and losing a few marbles each day means it is easy to overlook something, so please contact me if a swap is not right. If you are sending from the USA and I have not received anything from you or have not been rated by two weeks after the send date, I will send a PM .

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 so the postmark on my mail date may show the following day. I probably will not check a postmark date unless there is something that seems questionable. I am always happy to find your mail in the mailbox.💖📬

Thank all of you great swappers for your nice notes, graciousness, kind comments, and hearts. You make my day and add much joy to my life!


matt319 rated for CITYSCAPE POSTCARDS on Jan 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the card, the stickers, and especially your lovely note!
jaynesmith rated for 3 people postcards #9 on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, and especially thank you very much for the extras.
Comment: I LOVE that you made a rubber stamp from a ohoto of you as a kid at Halloween!! That is out of this world amazing!!!! Thank you for the cute card and stickers too! I love hearing about everyone's Halloween stories from when they were kids!!! Super awesome swap! xx gabi
Comment: Thanks! Thanks for resend, it just arrived. Sorry to hear you're leaving SB :(
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and stickers! I loved reading about your Halloween as a kid - Beggars Night sounds really cool! :D
Comment: I loved the stamps on the envelope! I'd love to know where you got them!! :) Thank you for the cute card and the extra goodies. I also enjoyed reading what you wrote in the card -- Happy Halloween!
kammy rated for PH: Traveling Postcard Swap, Rnd 13 on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this PC
Comment: Thank you for the postcard
megan1230 rated for Postcard Roulette august 2021 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I like to believe that the smog has gotten better since all the legislation for clean air... :-)
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. I am still waiting for the cooler weather. I hope it comes soon.
Comment: Thanks for the extras!
Comment: Hi, Karen! I'm happy September is here too - I'm not a fan of summer. But here in Arkansas it'll be hot for at least another month - November/December may feel like fall and then we get a little winter in January/February. Not enough of fall or winter for my taste! Happy swapping!
Rosie2766 rated for Postcard from a Vacation on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!! It sounds awesome!!! Alaska is on my bucket list!!!!
Comment: What a special postcard to receive as a remembrance of 9/11. I was on maternity leave and remember holding my 3-week-old daughter ALL day. I also like the fall weather and temps. As you can imagine, Georgians are either too hot or too cold. Why we can't be happy with mild temps?!?!? :)
Carollee922 rated for Quote PC Swap #32 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great quote. Sorry for the late rate, my mail is so screwed up and I just got it.
samsstuff rated for Ugly PC Swap #34 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you, I can't really tell where or when this was taken, but for some reason, it reminds me of California. It has kind of a retro feel to it.
craftynut rated for Not Your Country Map PC #7 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: This is one of my all time favourite postcards that I have received. Thank you for a fabulous postcard.
Response: I’m so happy to hear you like it!!!

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HappyMom on Sep 21, 2021:

thanks for the "O' Scatts RAK card you sent and for all the fun swaps we've shared over the years!


myancey on Sep 18, 2021:

So glad 101 Dalmatians made ya smile

grammypammy on Sep 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card and handmade bookmark. I loved reading what you wrote in the card and it brought tears to my eyes. You blessed and encouraged me and I appreciate you so much!



Snaileditcrafts on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Karen, I just sent out the swap, "Easter Card". I hope that it will arrive quickly and safely! Have a very happy Easter! e

FLWAVE on Feb 9, 2020:

Karen, I love the super cute London postcard you sent for the unassigned Jan 2020 Postcard Roulette. That was really thoughtful. Thanks for picking me!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

yvonne401 on May 30, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



simcoe54 on Apr 3, 2019:

Postcard RAK - Received the NYC postcard today in the mail and it is a new one for my collection. Thanks so much!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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