Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 7:44 pm


Original Member
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

After a brief hiatus - I'm back! 8/7/21

****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


young46356 rated for CPG-Self-made envelopes-US on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards!
quaisoir rated for SSM: THEMED Handmade PC - MAPS on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the map postcard of Australia. Ah makes me wish to travel right now! Still can't.. Not yet.. 😞
crtsjffrsn rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #89 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: I loved your answer and the reasoning behind it. Thanks for the awesome card too!!
Wambatty rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #8 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute card.
Comment: Love that this a homemade card and a very cute one at that! I having been making all my cards for all these Miss Brenda Swaps! Thanks for the sweet stickers, too! Take care-Stay Safe and Happy Halloween!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Tiger Day PC (US) on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Roar! Thank you!
TexyDeb rated for PH: World Postcard Day on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: I love the postcard. As I walked to the school bus stop there were fields of Blubonnets and Indain Paintbrushes. . .thank you very much <3 oh and Indian Blankets
Comment: Thanks for the tags, I like the stitching detail you added around the edge!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: These ATC starters are GREAT! I can't wait to work on them.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Crafting!
goosey rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #8 on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: thank you for the halloween cheer!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Halloween!
baseri rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #9 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Vicki thank you for the happy mail that arrived today! I hope you have a nice Halloween. Thank you for the nifty stickers! Dale
Response: Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards!
Response: Happy Swapping!
Comment: thank you! :)
Response: Happy Swapping!
mchesser12 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #35 on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards... you did good!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️ I loved them all❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like them!
Response: Happy Swapping!
Kirkdebb rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #1 2021 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I'm excited to incorporated these in a quilt!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Quilting!
ellie rated for AAA: Secret ATC on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: thanks for such cute ATC. as always it is a pleasure swapping with you,
Response: Thank you so much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the cards and stickers. It will be later in Oct before our leave change. But they are really pretty when they do.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm ready for cooler weather!

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hibiscus on Aug 15, 2021:

Love what you do with your part of a jam swap! Thanks!

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

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