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vlhafer54

vlhafer54
Original Member
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

If you haven't received something from me, or I've sent the wrong thing, please let me know - I'm always happy to resend.

3-20-19 - Hooray! Today I got my 4,000th Five!

3-3-19 - Yeah! Today I got my 3,000th heart!!

2-18-18 - WOW! Today I completed my 2,000th swap!!

Wrapping up 2018 - I mailed 458 cards, letters & packages - 16 were never acknowledged - 2 came back with no forwarding address and of the items I was to receive 22 never made it to me. Of the ones that didn't make it to me, most were from people I know always send so I imagine they disappeared somewhere in the horrendous weather we've had this year. All around a good year with less than 5% not received. And a 3 inch stack of index cards - one for every swap I was in last year.

I'm a senior software implementer who travels to client sites occasionally and works from home the rest of the time. My husband and I have no children. We dine out frequently and make Home Chef meals 3 times a week. I love things in rich jewel tones, like emerald and sapphire, and pastels, like pale yellows, pinks, greens and blues, elegant, classic, romantic, pretty, eclectic, cottage style, but nothing too cutesy (unless it's baby animals - they can't be too cute). While I love dogs and have had them in the past, I currently have cats, multiple cats - 2 male, 2 female.

Favorite Music

Soft rock, new age, classic rock, celtic, old standards, classical, movie sound tracks and jazz.

Favorite Movies

Casablanca, Enchanted April, anything by Alfred Hitchcock, old classic black and white movies. Anything animated. Period Pieces with gorgeous costumes, just about anything but horror.

Favorite Television

The only show I watch on a regular basis is 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'. I watch documentaries on Curiosity Stream. Also shows on History, Discovery, PBS, Nat Geo, Smithsonian, DYI or Biography that teach me something I didn't know. I've fallen in love with Korean RomComs, Dramas - modern and historical, K-pop, Flower Boys, etc on Hulu and Viki. I'm even learning a few words in Korean! Kamsa Hamnida. (Thank you). I also enjoy Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Taiwanese shows and movies.

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, quilting, paper crafts (collage, cards, ATCs etc), crochet, altered art, paper mache, painting, woodwork, clay, bead work, cross stitch, needlepoint, doll making. You name it, I'll try my hand at it.

My Likes and Dislikes

I realized my profile doesn't really have enough info to help someone trying to decide what to send me so I thought I'd make a list of my likes and dislikes.

~~LIKES~~

Postcards - I like all kinds of post cards - vintage, art, advert, travel, recycled, handmade - just about anything except ones with vulgar humor or overly religious ones.

Ephemera of any kind - old photos, sheet music, pages out of books, interesting magazine clippings, used greeting cards, postcards, brochures, programs, certificates, maps - old or new, paper with inclusions, tags, etc. If it's made from paper I'll take it.

Birds - Loons, Bluebirds, Sparrows and Owls, especially, but any kind

Seahorses and Sea Dragons, Jellyfish, Sea shells, Starfish - pictures, photos, toys, stuffies, etc

Hedgehogs and Penquins and Horses and Otters

Baby animals of any kind

People who read my blog and leave comments

Vintage thread crocheted potholders

Ladies handkerchiefs - old and new

Embellishments - sequins, buttons, ribbon, yarn, game pieces, brads, cut outs, etc, etc, etc

Miniature anything

Old linens - even ones with holes and stains that have interesting bits that can be salvaged

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers and all things gardening

Quilting stuff - especially little handmade quilted things like needle cases, pin cushions, coin purses, eyeglass cases, ornaments, etc

Chocolate, Tea, Chocolate, Salt Water Taffy, Chocolate, Nuts, Chocolate and Chocolate

~~DISLIKES~~

Candles - but only because I'm allergic to the smoke, so I can't burn them

Anything that smells of cigarette smoke - once again I'm allergic

Incense - see above

Heavy, pungent scents because they make me sneeze, though light flower scents don't seem to bother me

Ratings

perkl8r rated for QnT FAT EIGHTS KIT #2 BLUE on Sep 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Vicki I don't have any of these blues prints.
SeleneW rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #17 on Sep 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the PCs. The mama and baby elephant are too cute! I really like your handmade envelope too. It is always special to get one of those :)
Lonestarchild rated for AN: With or Without (US) (#2) on Sep 14, 2019
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Comment: Peacock! That's some serious WITH feathers! lol. Thank you!
mb58ca rated for Scavenger Hunt - Sept on Sep 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for joining so I could get a chance to get these :) Well done ;)
heyjoanahey rated for BONUS Blind Envelope on Sep 13, 2019
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Comment: Paper for days! Ty 💛
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Comment: Thank you for all the pretty notecards. I can't wait to use them. I love shopping for stationery too. It is so much fun. Happy Swapping 😊,
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Comment: Vicki, this tag is absolutely beautiful. I love the gold dot paper you used as the base and all the embellishments are really lovely. The gathered lace around the top hole is inspired! I'm going to try that! Thanks so much for another lovely swap.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it - I'm always unsure if my tastes will appeal to someone else!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of ephemera - what a variety I'll be crafting with soon! I especially like the vintage postcards and photos.
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy crafting
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely lace tabs!
Response: Happy swapping!
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Comment: Love your pc! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love using maps to make paper crafts.
craftycrocheter rated for NFSC: Mug Rug - Yellow on Sep 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely sunny mug rug.
Response: So glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
dartha rated for TT&E: August's color is Green on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much Vicki for the cool envelope full of green goodies. I will enjoy using them all. thank you, darla
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
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Comment: Oh my word! This turned out absolutely gorgeous! I love it so much; I’m going to use it as my journal for the month of September! Thank you for all of the care and love you put into creating this- it really shows!❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: So glad you like it - I had a lot of fun putting it together - Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: I love these! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you so much for the heart!
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Comment: I love the crazy quilt you made for this swap. I especially like the heart cut from the old quilt.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you like my scrappy quilt top.
user6937 rated for Double Double on Aug 27, 2019
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Comment: You found a couple of nice ones, thanks!
Response: Happy swapping!
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Comment: Very interesting post card. I never heard of that fruit and I am 66 years old. Thank you for the new knowledge.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the chunk from Texas! xo
Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: What a great graphic design! Thanks.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #17 on Aug 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the the nice variety of cards, Vicki. I especially like the NY Botanical Garden card & the watchful fox.
Response: Thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3164 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2593 4175 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
32 1439 1104 18
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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

flmom on Feb 15, 2019:

CurlyTea on Dec 3, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

yvonne401 on Nov 7, 2018:

I sent out HG ~ Let's Make Potholders!

Tracking #9505 5153 9138 8311 1553 76

Due to arrive on Friday.

Blessings,

Yvonne

RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Profile checks completed for Artisan ATCs - Purple ATC. Have fun creating your purple ATC!

Wildchild on Feb 17, 2018:

Profile Quote #4

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Scrybe on Feb 17, 2018:

Profile Quote #4

"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. " ~ Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey

Walks4Bling on Feb 17, 2018:

Profile Quote #4

"If you cry at my funeral, I will never speak to you again." ~ Stan Laurel

😊 Sonia

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