Swap-bot Time: February 29, 2024 4:54 am


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: February 28, 2024

Country: United States


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 Children's Hospital to introduce postcards and mail 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. In 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. YouTube and Pinterest have several videos to use paper napkins for crafts.

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.


I prefer postcards blank and protected in an envelope to avoid bent corners.
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, and maps (state or country). 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 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 listing animal requests in their profiles.

Postcards --- City views, Edition-Tausendschön, Historical sites or Historical people, Jefferson's Monticello, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from with pictures inside the letters), Linen, Map or map shape cards (other than Postcard Fair), Maxicards, PCs with cutouts, Washington's Mount Vernon, Hold up to the light cards, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, Postallove State and Country cards, Postcrossing meetup, The Writerie.

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, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont (I don't think these have been created yet) and other non-state related.

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


Likes --
Civil War/Revolutionary War, Dachshunds, Germany, Monticello, Mount Rushmore, Mount Vernon, Presidents - (Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington), colorful paper napkins, Patriotic themes, Pine cones, Scooby-Doo, 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, Amazon, Wish, Temu, or other sites (smaller cards without description on the back. The back is a sepia tone with just boxes on the top left.)

Please send Tea bags, any cat items, kawaii, washi tape, or bits of paper to someone else! When I receive these, I know my profile has not been read.

Bent or worn corners on postcards and smoky or moldy-smelling postcards are not saved or passed to others. 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 will resend.

Thank you for reading to the bottom

Happy 2024 New Year!


LadyJo rated for Lantern Press blank envie swap 66 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the awesome New to me Lantern Press cards! Glacier National Park is on our bucket list, maybe this summer. Feels like Spring here but than rain and wind tomorrow. Colder too!
Ceme rated for PS: Quick Swap for 4 Postcards on Feb 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for beautiful and thoughtful swap - happy swapping!
Response: You are very welcome, took a little while to get to Finland. Thank you for the heart rating.
btbeth rated for Send 3 From the List #23 on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: tysm!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for these amazing postcards ! They're all perfect ! Have a beautiful day :)
Response: You are very welcome. Seems faster mail to and from France is faster than in the USA. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely napkins! It’s okay if you accidentally me duplicate from a previous swap. Sometimes I get anxious to use a cute napkin cause I only have one so duplicates can help with that haha
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for hosting and the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards! I needed a few fresh ones and these are perfect! Happy Swapping! ❤️
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: All new lantern press for my collection & great playing cards & stamps. Thanks
Response: You are very welcome, special LP cards I love to share and the extras. Thank you for the heart rating.
btbeth rated for Pick A Theme - Flat Envelope 3 on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: I LOOOOOVVVEEEEE THIIIIISSSS! great swap, tysvm
Response: You are very welcome, a fun swap - thank you for the heart rating.
dawnakaulen rated for PS: Different Scavenger Hunt on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Nice PC's, thank you
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart rating.
Piccolo rated for IFM: Make a List #6-Desserts on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Hi Frieda! Yes I’m with you on the strawberry rhubarb and pumpkin pie! My husband makes an excellent pumpkin pie! My absolute favorite dessert is Canadian butter tarts. They are so good! I love the Bigfoot card! Thanks for thinking of me!
Response: You are very welcome - fun swap. Sent the LP Big Foot to the right person! Thank you for the heart rating.
riviwriter rated for PAP: Postcard bag swap (USA) on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard bags and the sweet note! I love the embroidery stickers-- I think I'm going to use them to set up a list in my bullet journal to track my current projects :)
Response: You are very welcome, happy you like the stickers. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope with many vintage stamps. An incredible assortment - unfortunately marred by the black Sharpie cancel used by the postal clerk! A ball point maybe I can live with, but a Sharpie? And you even have a Thank You sticker for postal workers on it! Oh well. Very cute mail whale sticker, and thanks also for the note card and assortment of fun travel ephemera. So thoughtful!
Response: You are very welcome - always fun to use many stamps. Thank you for the heart rating.
minniepic rated for SSM: January Pick 5 postcards on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Awesome 😎 Thank you so very much for all the wonderful scalloped edge postcards and the extras. Loved them all ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: You are very welcome - happy to share. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome envelope and the goodies.
Response: You are very welcome! I just mailed that to Canada Feb 1st Thank you for the super fast rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great postcards. Also love the envelope that contained them❤️
Response: You are very welcome, a fun swap! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: TY for the nice swap! Love the napkin covered envelope!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap using up stamps. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Hi Frieda, Excellent selection of postcards, especially The Falkland Islands. Also great postage stamps. Thanks!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the speedy heart rating from UK
MiRdLHWY43 rated for IFM: Hearts Mail Art on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelope, heart stickers, and donkey notebook! I love how you used the napkins to make the cover and envelopes. How do you get them so flat? They look so perfect!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap. I use clear plastic wrap and an iron, videos on YouTube and Pinterest. Thank you for the heart rating.
Frodogaggins rated for Sending 4 Friendship Books #2 on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: thank you! i got the second send i am guessing it was just 4 books :)
Response: You are welcome, yes, four FB - hoping the first envie with goodies arrives.

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debbiespoms on Feb 26, 2024:

Hi Frieda! I received your envelope of all the glorious postcards you sent with bent corners. I thank you so very much for them! I can definitely use them. 😀

Courtney on Feb 25, 2024:

Thank you for the assortment of goodies in the AATW envelope I received this weekend. Everything is absolutely delightful!

MiRdLHWY43 on Feb 24, 2024:

And thank you for the stamps as well! I love the tiny little envelope you put them in.

MiRdLHWY43 on Feb 24, 2024:

Thank you for these beautiful envelopes for ww feb I love the designs and they'll come in very handy!

theshyone on Feb 22, 2024:

It has finally arrived...thank you for the RAKS ONLY USA ~Jan RAK #2 Used postage that you sent me. As usual, you were too generous with the stamps and I loved them all! What a fun mail day, thank you!!!!! <3

Poohtat on Feb 22, 2024:

Thank you for the AATW Feb happy mail. You always send me the most lovely packages. Your envelopes are so pretty and that has to be one of the cutest hippo postcards I've ever seen!! The Nile hippo under water. I'm going to put that postcard in my happy journal. Thank you.🦛

Gnoe on Feb 17, 2024:

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the cutest donkey stickers and embroidered snowman for MaW Feb24! Such a happy envie to recieve ❤️

susieq11 on Feb 13, 2024:

Hi Frieda! Thanks for all the wishes you sent for MAW February - so kind of you! : ) You know I love the Snoopy card and all the adorable stickers, your pretty hearts envelope with fun stamps, and Valentine's Day postcard! You are so sweet to think of me for a postmark, but don't worry, please!! I hope you are doing great and I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! XOXO

Stellaerrans on Feb 13, 2024:

Thank you for an absolutely fabulous envelope, stickers, washi samples and embroidery floss... I am so glad you are using my journal! ❤️ Love and hugs from The Netherlands

Ikat78 on Feb 12, 2024:

WW FEB-Thank you for the jail/cemetary pcs, tarot card, and Day of the Dead notecard!

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