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Date Joined: September 27, 2008
Last Online: November 30, 2022
Birthday: July 13
Country: United States
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About Me

If I am going to be late on a swap for any reason I will contact my partner and the host. I would appreciate the same from you.

July 5, 2022 This has been a rough year. I have been dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck that has caused me to only be on here a short time and I got way behind on my rating, Anyway I finally got my surgery on June 26 and the nerves are slowly getting back to normal. I have to wear a neck brace for up to 3 months and will not be able to drive until it is off. I am also slowly getting energy back after surgery. At almost 75 it seems like it took more out of me then the last one (knee replacement) over 6 years ago. Anyway as I recover more I will be getting the ratings caught up that I got behind on and I will not be joining any swaps until that is all done.

October 19, 2020 I updated Wish list so that it is current as of today. Most can be sent flat envelopes but I did add a few larger items (but still small) to keep shipping cost down. Any items in this section with older dates are still on here because they are still relevant.

JULY 12, 2014 === Last year the Post Office moved our local distribution center from here to Kansas City. Since then I have had more mail go missing then I ever had in the over 15 years that I have been doing swaps on the internet. So PLEASE contact me if something is not received in a reasonable time.

October 29, 2018 I just went through my profile and updated it the only section I still need to do is my postcard section. I have also noticed that I have changed my swap habits a little. With the price of package mailing I am not doing package swaps except for US padded envelopes only. And they are not real frequent. I still do international swaps but mostly postcards or envelopes under 2 ounces no packages because international or large US packages do not work in my budget. Happy swapping everyone.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is classic country. I also like some of the 50's through 70's rock and roll. Although no hard rock. Some of my favorite musicans are Elvis, Mel McDaniel, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Billy Ray Cyrus, Patsy Kline, Barbara Mandrell, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams Sr and Jr. Dolly Parton. And many more. I don't know too many of the current singers or groups but there is an acapella group I have fallen in love with and that is "Home Free"

Favorite Books

My favorite books are older Sci-fi. Such authors as Iasaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, and others. I also like some romance and mysteries these books I read and then pass on. The Sci-Fi books I keep and read over and over.

Update I got a Kindle Fire and since getting it I have found many books I want to read. Many are free although I do not mind paying for them if they are really good or are some that continue series that I have started. I no longer have the Kindle Fire because my grandson borrowed it and wore it out. 2nd Kindle Fire grandson broke. The Kindle 10 tablet I have now he is not allowed to touch. Also I have the kindle program on my computer and my phone so I still have my Kindle library with me no matter where I go.

Favorite Movies

It is really hard to choose. I like comedies such as "It's a Mad Mad Mad World", action adventure movies with Steven Seagal, Chuck Norris etc., sci-fi "Star Trek", "Star Wars" "Lord of the Rings" , musicals and lot of the old classics.

Crafts and hobbies

At present it is Cross Stitch, Plastic Canvas stitching and crochet. Over the years I have done fabric painting, sewing (mostly clothes), latch hook, paint by number, stamped embroidery and when I first learned crochet it was thread crochet then later I learned to do granny squares with yarn and that is mostly what I do today is yarn.
An addition to this is coloring. I have quite a collection of adult coloring books and have been doing coloring postcard swaps.

I also have several collections that we have been working on for many years. Now that I am older I have started selling most of the collectables that none of my family wants. Most of this will be done on Ebay and Facebook marketplace.

First is elephants I like them with their trunks up. I got my first ones at the Missouri State Fair about 40 years ago. My favorite is a ceramic one that is painted lavender with pink spots. I don't know why it just is. I have seen a cute one called Humphrey in the magazine Cross Stitch Crazy,

Next is Dragons. Hubby liked the really fierce ugly ones. I like the cute ones. I have several cross stitch patterns that I would really like to make but at present have not been able to get the supplies. And to go with the dragons we had to have wizards.

Next I have many different magnets. From hand made to souvenir maps. Many different Christmas ornaments that I have made or received in exchanges over the last 14 years. June 11, 2020 I just realizes it has been 24 years that I have been in exchanges. I started in Yahoo groups, and later in facebook groups then came here in 2008 when one of the groups that I was in moved their swaps here.

Family and pets

I am retired since July 2005. Worked 28 years for the city. We had 2 kids Daughter has 3 grown boys . Son has daughter and step-son. And I have 3 great granddaughters and 3 great grandsons.

Pets I have 1 cat Annabelle. She is grey and white and has one green eye and one blue eye.

My swaps

Since I joined here I have began to collect postcards. Many are map cards, state capital cards. These I am going to list here so you can see what I already have.

THIS IS NOT AN UP TO DATE LIST. Will get it updated when I can.

International = Map card from the Bahamas, Canada, a map card of a river in France, 2 map cards from Japan - one is a pictorial map of Japan, New Zealand 5 map cards, Spain,
Santorini Greece 6 map cards, and a chart map of the great lakes between the US and Canada.

US States - As of Nov 18, 09 I have at least one of all states. I also have a Washington DC card and a card for the whole USA. I still love receiving US map cards as many states have more than one card. Especially in the swaps where you send them clean in an envelope. No Kansas cards unless vintage older than 1980. I live in Kansas and can get all the new cards as they come out.

State Capital Cards: I have reached the point where it is easier to list the ones I don't have so these are the ones I NEED. Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire and North Carolina. Same as with the maps feel free to send others as most states have more than one card. And no Kansas Cards except vintage older than 1980.

And many different cards. If the swap sounds interesting and I can find or have cards to meet the exchange I will join.

Other swaps I have done are Biscornus,
Buttons, Ribbons and Buttons, Crochet potholders, Crochet dishcloths, Magnets (Store bought and hand made) Notecards, Christmas Ornaments I have also started doing ATC's and an occasional handmade notecard or postcard.

Some of the Disney PC swaps are asking for preferences and likes so here goes. I really like the older Disney movies and cartoons that I grew up with such as Dumbo, Cinderella, Snow White, 101 Dalmations, The Aristocats, The newer princess type movies I don't care for. The Pixar movies I haven't seen too many of but the ones I did watch were okay. I have the boxed sets the Art of Disney, The Golden Age 1937-1961 and The art of Pixar . Just bought 2 more boxes, The Art of Disney The Renaissance and beyond (1989 - 2014) and The Art of Pixar volume II. I send out of these sets but if you want to send me these I love them naked and written on as that makes them special for me . The blank ones sent in an envelope are added to my to send box.

Wish List

First Amazon wishlist is my kssunlover1947 list. Second Amazon wishlist is my public wishlist.

October 19, 2020
Updated this list to add some items for gift swaps.

  1. Post cards. Any kind. I really have yet to receive a card that I didn't like. I like the cards sent either way but if there is a choice send them naked with a nice note and interesting postage stamps.
  2. Stickers - Are for my own use or swapping so I would prefer adult themes unless the swap calls for them. Adding for swaps I do like Peanuts, Star Wars, Dumbo, Disney characters from the sixties and earlier such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy Duck, and Jiminy Cricket. Although I will find a use for any theme sent.
  3. Stitching supplies such as scissors, needles, needle threaders and anything really that can be used for stitching, sewing, crocheting and other fabric type crafts. Also Fat Quarters as I would like to try making a quilt when I get my sewing machine fixed or a new one. June 2020 I no longer have enough fat quarters to make a quilt as I have used them to make masks for family and some of their co-workers. One thing good is I did get a new (cheap Janome Sewist 500) sewing machine as my old one completely died.
  4. Chocolate = any kind. I have basically quit eating candy because of my health but I do eat a little chocolate as a treat. Sugar free is best but it can be any as long as just a small amount.
  5. SMALL items related to Black Footed Ferrets, Elephants and something I have just started to collect is The Child (nickname Baby Yoda) from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
  6. Drinks, Hot chocolate can be any flavor same with tea. Something else I like is the individual flavoring mixes for water, sugar free and not the energy drink style as I limit my caffeine intake. No coffee as I do not drink very much of it and I do not have a Keurig.



This is for any handmade knit or crochet swap that I am in. My favorite colors are Blue all shades, Red all shades, and all Bright cheery colors. For something like dishcloths and hot pads I like varigated colors.

Favorite sports teams NFL is Kansas City Chiefs

College football is Kansas State Wildcats

College basketball Kansas University Jayhawks


Comment: I love the postcard that you sent and that you used a Christmas postage stamp, thanks and Merry Christmas to you🎄💖🎄
Comment: Hi again Barbara! This batch was all new as well - thank you so much! We just stayed in Topeka on Saturday night on our way home from CO - had the NY style pizza that was so yummy but of course I cannot remember the name of the place! LOL! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Vickyen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for Pcs #202 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Hi Barbara! Love the pcs that you sent - all are new to me! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers! I really like them 😊
Comment: Happy Holidays Barbara!
Comment: Thanks j
myancey rated for I SPY #53 on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Great red card! The stamp was red to this! Thank you and I haven’t seen this Kansas card yet ! Hope u had a good turkey day
lostinavalon rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #51 on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute card from Kansas!
cynthiawhatever rated for PCS: Story of these cards #6 on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. Happy Holidays!
myancey rated for Cardboard X swap on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Gonna go ahead and rate this swap. I am sure it will arrive tho but as of today 11/25 I have not gotten it
myancey rated for Cardboard Z swap on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Rcvd today. Laughed bc I still haven’t gotten x or y (which was prob went same day) lol lol. Thanks for the zombie !
nicolebrooke23 rated for I SPY #53 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: hope youre having a great day!
lou rated for WIYM: Giraffe Notecard with Note on it on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Many thanks for the fun swap, great decorated envelope with cute card and lots of giraffe details — thank you for the stickers too!
octobereve930 rated for I SPY #52 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: ok sorry that I overlooked rating this card... I did mark it off as received. 11/22
kittyfun rated for Stickers and a Sketch - November on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: Your little sketch is too cute! I appreciate the elephant information and the stickers. Thank you!
Comment: great cards
myancey rated for Cardboard V swap on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: Barbara this wasn’t rcvd but totally no worries it may still show up 😊 have a good week
Comment: Thank you for the very nice cards.

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simcoe54 on Jul 13, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

SunflowerRose on Jun 3, 2022:

booklines in a notecard 19 usa

missing a rating for this swap please rate or pm me

myancey on Mar 7, 2022:

Barbara no doubt in mind in real life we would be friends in person. Thank you for the kind wta and the colorful envelope. Receiving mail from you warms my heart and I enjoy it so much. Thank you for putting so much thought into all you send this way❤️❤️❤️

PrincessLeia on Jan 18, 2022:

AN:WTA December 2021. Thankyou for the great cards and stickers! I love the personal connection to the elephants and tiger. ❤️❤️❤️

mchesser12 on Jan 3, 2022:

Thank you for the postcard and Peanuts Christmas card you sent for PH November's WTA. Happy New Year!

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