Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 7:07 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2009
Last Online: July 31, 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


Sagebrushs rated for QnT Fruit shaped mug rug on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the banana mug rug.
Response: you are welcome, thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks, I really didn't know there are so many darling little prints.
Response: I know!!! Those weren't even 1930's prints either. There are lots of pretty small floral prints in 1930's fabrics that I love. The ones I sent in this swap were just ones I have gathered recently in my trips to JoAnns.
mmiller9956 rated for QnT challenge POPLAR leaf #4 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: What a detailed leaf! I can't believe we both did ours on a blue water background and with hand embroidery trim to boot. Those extras are so pretty!!! Thank you so much! ❀
Response: You are very welcome, and thank you for the heart and for being patient with me.
dandabear rated for Qnt make your own charm pack on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks! Always love swapping with you!
Response: Thank you for the kind words, and for the heart.
Fabriqueen rated for Qnt make your own charm pack on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful fabrics! I love them! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: glad you liked the fabric, and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks Dottie! Love the color of the bow tie and the mini one too.
Response: thank you for the heart, I enjoy making those mini ones...gonna have a baby quilt made like the big one!
Sagebrushs rated for QnT Teacup shaped mug rug on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heat.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block and for the baby bowtie block! I love them! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for all the batiks -- love batiks!!!
Response: me too
Comment: So many beautiful batiks and extras! Thanks Dottie
Response: I was happy to send them to you. Enjoy! Thank you for the heart.
Kirkdebb rated for QNT challenge Leaf #3 Palm leaf on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: I love the embroidery you did on this!
Response: thank you.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT FALL colors Maple Leaf. 2 on Jun 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful leaf block and extra fabric! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for QNT fabric swap #4 on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the interesting variety of charms. I love them. Although I have too many and try always to send extras, other extras, like yours, come and I always have SOOO many charms.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
twobluecrows rated for QnT FALL colors Maple Leaf 3 on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Lovely block! Thanks for running this swap!
Response: you are welcome, and thank you for the kind words and the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the heart
twobluecrows rated for NFSC: Blue Mug Rug on May 26, 2021
Comment: My favorite color of all time, and I love that backing fabric, too!! Thanks so much!!
Response: you are welcome --- me too love that blue rose print on the back
makestuff rated for NFSC: Something with a Yo-yo on May 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the super cute wall hanging. The extra yo-yos are adorable, too. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart.
gingerbee rated for QNT hunt-&-pick fabric charm swap on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun array of fabrics. I love the butterflies, and the avocados are hilarious (that will need to go into a special project somewhere!) Have a great week!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Enjoy!
Sagebrushs rated for NFSC: Red Mug Rug on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the extra long rug.
Response: welcome, thank you for the heart
makestuff rated for QNT Flower shaped mug rug on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mug rug! I love the colors and the blue really added an extra pop. Thanks!
Response: glad you liked it...I have to do a lot of my sewing by regular old machine or by hand so sometimes my quality isn't as "finished" as projects done on other kinds of machines. Thank you also for the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1539 752 780
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1309 1623 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
6 37 1238 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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