Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2021 8:59 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: August 6, 1952
Country: United States

About Me

** 2-10-21 UPDATE: apparently some swaps from last year did not arrive at final destination - I know of one for sure. Replacement sent and rated.

. If you have not received from me, please let me know. Thank you.

** 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 49 years in March of 2021. We have two grown daughters.

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?!

--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

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 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 ![name of picture](picture here) with NO spaces in between anything 9-2-16


Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome charms and extra fabric! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart.
lynnerfb rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #3 on Oct 13, 2021
Response: Thank you for the heart.
sherheart rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #2 2021 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice blocks and extra ♥️
Response: you are very welcome, thank YOU for the heart.
junemoon rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #2 2021 on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: What a bounty!!! I just make a quilt entirely of HST - but they starte life as 5" charms. When I get it bound, I'll take a photo an send it to you to say 'this is what you inspired."
Response: oh boy, I will look forward to that photo...I am still gathering mine - haven't decided on arrangement. Thank you for the heart.
Response: thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QNT Tulip block USA on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful blocks! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: glad you liked them, and thank you for the heart
Comment: Very nice blocks♥️♥️♥️ Thanks
Response: GLAD they arrived.
sherheart rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #1 2021 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful blocks. I like this swap. The blocks are fun and easy to make.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful blocks! I love the baby block also! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: THANK YOU for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful polka dot fabrics! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I am glad you liked them. Thank you again for this heart!
lynnerfb rated for QnT Batty 'Bout Batiks #2 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: 😊
Response: thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Polka-dotted Party Hats #2 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block you made for me and for the extra accent fabric! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #3 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful fabric and the awesome extra fabrics! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I am glad you liked the fabric. Thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for QnT Batty 'Bout Batiks #2 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Lovely batiks, Dottie, new to me too.
Response: glad you liked them
Sagebrushs rated for QnT Bird shaped mug rug on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Not the first time I didn't hit save. Thanks.
Response: thankful it arrived, thank you for the heart
Sagebrushs rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #1 2021 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart
BusyB rated for QnT challenge leaf #5 MAPLE on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Received today....beautiful embroidered applique block! I love it! Thank you Dottie for everything. I may try embroidery with an oak leaf block. I found an envie full of vintage Work Basket patterns that have fall leaves and some other good patterns. So charming!
Response: So glad you liked it...that lady bug just seemed to be the right added touch. Thank you for the heart.
Kirkdebb rated for QnT Polka-dotted Party Hats on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: I love this combo sooo much! I think this one will have to go in the middle of my quilt. Thank you also for the extra polka-dotted fabric!
Response: so happy you liked it...I did too, made one for myself. I would love to see a picture of your quilt when done. I wonder if you are like me....with zippy bags full of quilt blocks waiting to be assembled into the finished product. When and IF I get to retire I will have lots of projects to complete - lots of zippy bags to empty after my years of gathering from swap-bot. Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you :) Update: To answer your question, these are not squared up to 4 1/2" They are a good 1/4" off on one side. The extra fabric square you sent is 5" Took a week to get here. Somehow the envie got wet but all is intact and not damaged. I could tell by the wrinkly paper and the purple paper bled inside the envie. It hasn't rained here in so long. Mail continues to be so slowwww. lol It made it here though. :) Don't worry about sending anything else.
Response: Did I make these the correct 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 or did I make them 5 x 5? If I did them wrong then i will be sending you another batch the correct size. With hosting so many swaps I tried to go by memory on what size to make these and made them the size of the charm swaps, not the 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 they should have been. Please keep these if they are the wrong size and I will get the right size in the mail by Monday the 20th. Thank you.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1569 777 801
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1332 1659 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
7 37 1260 28
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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

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

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