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vlhafer54

vlhafer54
Original Member
Last Online: March 19, 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.

3-3-19 - 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

dlchick rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Mar 19, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pretty butterfly ATC!
vanneparis rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Dog on Mar 19, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thanks so much for the adorable Vintage ATC. I love those Die Cuts too but I've never seen him before. What a cutie! I hope you had fun with the theme. Take Care -Vanne
sunnysimo rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp ATC on Mar 19, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a sunshine ATC you have made! I really like it. Thank you for much. =)
5
rating
Comment: I know the exact plant your talking about and it DOES look like it. Beautyberries won't survive where I live, so of course I wish I could have one. Thanks for one that I can keep!
Response: So glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
piitzi rated for Not your country PC on Mar 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, what an amazing garden!
Response: Thank you for the 5 and the heart! 5 more 5's and I'll hit 4,000!!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice block.
Response: Happy quilting!
MacMaffi rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Mar 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for a wonderful postcard and beautiful stamp! Happy postcrossing!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy Swapping!
Momskii rated for Just Randomness on Mar 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: we swap again. thanks for the extras
Response: Thank you for the heart!
dawnakaulen rated for Not your country PC on Mar 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! England is tops on my bucket list :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
vontakk rated for Brighten My Week Notecard March #2 on Mar 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I loooved this so much!!! Thank you!!!!!! 😍😍😍
Response: So glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
marclively rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #18 on Mar 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Vicki, thank you! Marc
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Bananers rated for YTPC: Stamped Masterboard on Mar 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely master board. The saran wrap peeled off without any problem, though I think I did notice why you used it in the first place. No worries though. How did you do the fish though? Were those a napkin?
Response: Thank you for the heart - yes, the fish where a layer off a napkin.
lperry rated for Spring Mini Pocket Letter on Mar 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a beautiful pocket letter! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart - it was fun to make - any excuse to delve through my papers!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the pink bow-tie block.
Response: Happy swapping!
SwedishMum rated for Egg shape atc on Mar 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I got my lovely egg with pink patterns today. It was very nice - love it. Thanks!
Response: Happy Easter!
5
rating
Comment: I love my dishcloth!! I'm also going to find that pattern, it's very pretty. : )
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like it. Did you find the pattern?
watercolorgirl rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Mar 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: The butterfly on the ATC is stunning. Great job.
Response: I'm so glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
tcornell rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - J - US Only on Mar 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the neat jaguar PC, I had fun reading your answers!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
Response: Happy swapping!
Rocktopus rated for 3 Random Facts, Senders Choice PC on Mar 10, 2019
5
rating
 
Response: Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3023 7 7
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2448 3999 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
31 1366 1033 18
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Comments

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

cindygroet on Feb 16, 2018:

Profile Quote #4:

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

Hugs & Love, Cindy

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