Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2019 8:06 pm


Original Member
Last Online: January 18, 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.

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

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, quilling, 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: I love the fabric you used in this block. I agree that they are big enough to get a quilt out of them in no time.
tentmari rated for WIYM: recycled cardboard swap on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I did not know you could get Special K in a "chocolate delight" variety. I will definitely be looking for it now that I know. ; ) I LOVE fudge from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!!! Have you ever had it?
kayebubbly rated for CHRISTMAS CARD INTL - Nwbie Frdly on Jan 13, 2019
Gobarb rated for HOLIDAY RECYCLED ATC on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Hi Vicki. Thank you for the recycled ATC. I agree with you, it is really fun to scavenge through all of my Christmas cards. I am actually going to recycle the notecard that you sent. 😉.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy New Year!
Ruthless rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #1 on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Great ugly postcard! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks -- you'rer right, it won't take a lot of them to have an entire quilt.
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy Quilting!
supersquirrel rated for Polar Bear ATC on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: I have a new polarbuddy! Thank you so much for the cute bear. I love the layering and the look of the mulberry paper you used :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like it.
ch23 rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #6 on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Great cards!!! Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
jlink rated for Christmas postcard swap #24 on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: thank you! sorry for slow rating - our house is being remodeled and the computer was unplugged for about a week (yikes) My address is Danish - our town has a Danish heritage and all the street names are in that language. I have one of the easier ones!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Godt Nytar!
Poohtat rated for 3 partners~ 3 postcards on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I sent you a message about this swap. Great selection.
Response: Thank you for your message
Justjada rated for Last Minute Christmas Surprise on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute goodies!
Response: Happy New Year!
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Challenge #57 on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I hope you had a Merry Christmas!
Response: Happy New Year!
trapster rated for 3 partners~ 3 postcards on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Reminds me of Europe. I love shuttered windows. Wish we had that kind of functional charm here. Update: Vicky you spoiled me. Not only beautiful cards but, the additional rate stamp 🦋...I wanted these so bad and my P.O. was out.
Response: Thank you!
banjobraids rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: WOW, thanks for such a cool swap and plethora of stuff! Did you make this envelope??? It's beautiful. I don't know if I will ever be able to part with it. Will be trying this recipe as well, looks amazing. THANKS! :):):)
Response: So glad you like what I sent - I like to make my own envelopes because the ones with most note cards aren't quite big enough to include some extras. And, heaven knows, I have enough paper to make 100's of envelopes. Thank you for the heart!
SannyBunny rated for Christmas postcard swap #24 on Jan 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - and Happy New Year!
Holunderfee rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Jan 4, 2019
Comment: Hi Vicki! Your envelope arrived today. Thanks for sending.
Response: Happy swapping!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 82! on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year!
armadillogal rated for Send a postcard, easy swap! on Jan 1, 2019
Comment: Really pretty card-thx!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy New Year!
Tracykason rated for Magnificent Trees on Dec 31, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the rating delay (postal strike then was on vacation). Your tree package is lovely, thank-you. Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year to you!

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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

cindygroet on Feb 16, 2018:

Profile Quote #4:

"Stop being scared of failing. Be scared of not trying". - Karen Salmansohn

Hugs & Love, Cindy

Fabriqueen on Feb 16, 2018:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

Profile Quote #4

Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

jaimierandolph on Feb 13, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #16

Good Morning Vicki,

I hope that you have a wonderful day my fellow TEXAN! I live about 5 mins from Lake Livingston! (an hour north of you) I'm so ready for spring time!
Happy Swapping.

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