Swap-bot Time: May 14, 2021 7:09 pm


Original Member
Last Online: May 12, 2021
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
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About Me

****We've had sketchy mail service for months now - so I'm sure some of the mail has gone astray, so please, 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.****

I'm a senior software implementer who works from home full time now. My business travel days are over. 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. AND we've taken in a new solid black kitten. We refer to her as the night fury, but her name is actually KitKat.

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. Sci-fi like The Fifth Element, Star Trek and Star Wars, 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 leave pretty pictures and comments on my profile!

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 like attar of roses because they make me sneeze, though light flower scents don't seem to bother me


Comment: Hi Vicki! I love the bright colors you used! Often, I create with pastels or a neutral palette and your pieces remind me of how beautiful colors can be. LOVE your sewn fabric tabs and the ephemera on each pocket. Wonderful swap--thank you.
djcamp04 rated for YTPC: Altered Safety Pins USA on May 12, 2021
Comment: Love these! Very cute embellishments. Your note made me laugh! They were a fun challenge making them but I was thinking the same exact thing you said in your note!!! 🤣🤣🤣
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute kitty! What a neat pattern. He is so unique looking down from the shelf. Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it - I used to make a lot of dolls and stuffed animals, but not lately. So it was fun doing it again. Thank you for the heart!
perkl8r rated for QNT Flower shaped mug rug on May 7, 2021
Comment: so sweet and my favorite color too!
Response: I'm so glad you like it and thank you for the heart and the picture - Happy Sewing!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Miniature donkeys sound so adorable! (I’m partial to donkeys & have a lot of donkey stuff) Maybe you could sponser one & get regular updates on his/her welfare. Maybe eventually they’ll create one small enough to be a house pet with your cats! Kind regards, Nancy
Response: Thank you for the heart - Maybe a teacup donkey would suit!
Comment: Vicki, thank you for the beautiful card! I love it! It turned out wonderful. I thought it was a bit harder than I thought it would be too, so I'm with you there. It was fun to do something different, though. Thank you for a wonderful swap! :-)
Response: Thank you for the heart - it was a challenge!
Comment: Sorry for the super delayed rating. *nervous laugh*
Response: Thank you so much for the heart!
perkl8r rated for NFSC: Red Mug Rug on May 3, 2021
Comment: lovely as always
Response: Thank you for the heart!
smadronia rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #11 on May 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely things! I especially love the heart stickers. I've had hearts on the brain this yead :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Poeprincess rated for ABCs: SCSS #3 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Ooh, I just love these Buddy Jams. Thanks for the starters.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
Comment: Oh you used bubble wrap to paint your card! Great interpretation vs. blowing bubbles in paint. Thank you, it is lovely.
Response: Well - I got halfway there!
Chechel2 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #11 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! 😊
Response: Thank you for the heart!
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS - T - Round 7 - US Only on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the tiger postcard and sharing your T answers. I wish I would be more tolerant at times, especially in certain situations.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: What a lovely sunset/sunrise view(I couldn't figure it out either! 😅). The postcard arrived intact! Thanks so much! 😊
Response: Happy Posting!
Comment: Oh, I love this beautiful ATC! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Great looking tags. And I like brights, too.
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy Swapping!
lrm1980 rated for 🍄MUSHROOMS🍄 #4 on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the adorable package! I love the mail art, and the cute mushroom card. The recipe looks so delicious!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
squince rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #30 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cards and telling me about your cats!! <3
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy swapping!
Kbrewste09 rated for SCATTS - S - Round 7 - US Only on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks Vicki! I love the snow PC and your creative answers. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!

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BusyB on Mar 17, 2021:

Please read your PM from me. Thanks. 😊

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Lilianders on Jul 4, 2020:

Hi Vicky, The spring ATC coin came again today, so after all the mail was slow during corona time, but in the end it came here! Also thank you for the resend of the coin, love it!

KSENiA on Jun 16, 2020:

Cute cat

Enjoy! <3

vitiator on Jun 16, 2020:

cute cat swap

these little snuggle-butts are my babies ♥

hanifahsekar98 on Jun 16, 2020:

Cute cat profile swap!

I hope you like cats as much as I do :)

NekoNeko49 on Apr 30, 2020:

Inspirational Quotes in my Profile

piperwashere on Apr 29, 2020:

Here are some quotes for you. Have a great day!

bambam on Apr 29, 2020:

Inspirational Quotes

bambam x

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!


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