Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 11:42 am


Original Member
Last Online: July 19, 2019
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
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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.


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


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


Comment: Thanks for a great elephant postcard. Love your answers
luvbird rated for 4th Of July Pocket Letter on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you so very much for the great 4th July Pocket Letter! I really love it and it is very patriotic! Thank you also for all the wonderful extras! Great swap!
Comment: I love these! And I was just expecting one! Thank you! And congrats on your new kitten. I have three cats, but I’ve been craving kitten time. I just love them. I can even imagine 4 oz! That is so tiny! I hope she continues to do well.
Comment: Great choices. Thanks
mahlermail rated for VS-Psychedelic 60s ATC-USA on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Cute ATC - thank you. Yes, I love my mix tapes from the old days!
basykes rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - C - US ONLY on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the PC. Nice picture of a crane.
denisedecker58 rated for KKL:Travelling cat book (2) on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Loved hearing all about your two babies! They are so sweet! Thanks for doing such a great job on this swap!
Dinkyde rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - D - US ONLY on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks Vicki for all the lovely goodies, I did not have anything you sent, yippee. The rose stickers are gorgeous. Have a wonderful week, AnnaL.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like what I sent - Happy crafting!
perkl8r rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #6 USA on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy swapping!
Lucine rated for Card Making Challenge #63 on Jul 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for both cards;) It's Summer here too, but we don't have rains. I enjoy the Sun;)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - have a great summer!
gizmodust rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #6 USA on Jul 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fabric. Such pretty purples. Sure I'll find a use. I'm still battling the pinched nerve. Now it's physical therapy. So much for my Summer !!! Thanks again.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy quilting!
Comment: Hi Vicki, Thanks so much for joining my swap. Lovely envies you did with pretty papers.
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like them!
Wingy rated for MJS: Magpie Time May to June on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Love love love it. I am so glad that you took the artistic approach on this swap. Thank you for sharing your art with me.
Response: I'm so glad you like it - I wasn't sure what I was doing - but I had fun. Thank, you for the heart!
Comment: Another great package from you! Thanks very much for the fun goodies. I have a small bin of things I don't neccessarily need but can't part with too. I'm okay with that!
Response: I'm glad you like what I sent - Thank you for the heart!
papercraftkath rated for MM: All About Me on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the variety of goodies! It sounds like you have an amazing craft set-up - enjoy!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
donetta rated for SUNFLOWER ATC on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute sunflower ATC, Vicki.
Response: Happy swapping! Thank you for the rating.
myancey rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - A - US ONLY on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Vicki I had to google ambergris before continuing and seeing u wrote bout it. Gross. Thank u for a great pc! Have a good day!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Ambergris oil was quite popular when I was a teenager - never could understand the attraction.
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful pocket ! I love the color combinations. This is going to look great in my journal.
Response: So glad you like what I made - happy journaling.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3128 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2558 4135 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


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.



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


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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