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hoosiergirl

hoosiergirl
Date Joined: August 29, 2007
Last Online: July 19, 2019
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi I'm Vicki from southern Indiana (thus the hoosiergirl name) :0) I was born and raised here - with some time spent in southeast Missouri and 6 months in Germany.

I'm a person who loves life, LOVES to travel - my goal is to visit all 50 states - i think im at 32, and loves to indulge my creative side. I make jewelry (this is on hold for now while i redo my studio) - & have tried my hand at many crafts (crochet is my current obsession)- surf the web, frequently sell things on eBay, etsy and Amazon. I've discovered altered art, Matchboxes, etc. through swap-bot.

I'm working on my photography skills and enjoy looking at things that make me smile ...... such as the silly picture on my profile :0)

Career-wise I work fulltime for a large telecommunications company, and I'm a part-time manager for Yankee Candle. Yes, I'm a workaholic - these 65 hr weeks are tough sometimes.

About Me

I'm a grandma - or "Mimi" - to four wonderful munchkins. And a momma to two adults who still expect an Easter basket and a Christmas stocking!

Although I have had little time to craft this year, the jewelry I make usually consist of gemstones, glass beads and Swarovski crystals. I love to find vintage jewelry and repurpose the bits and pieces. I'm trying my hand at wire-wrapping, and making jewelry and findings with Artistic Wire. I'm a sucker for rings and bracelets. I also make necklaces and earrings, and attach beads to household items because it makes me happy :0)

About Me

I prefer colors inspired by nature - blues, greens, the salmons and pinks of a sunrise. I love to wear sweaters and Fall is my favorite season. I'm a sucker for pasta and I've never met a brownie I could pass up (unless it had coconut in it/on it/around it).I love chocolate and nuts!

As for freetime, I enjoy trolling antique and 2nd hand shops,flea markets and yard sales. I love to look for vintage things to use in art projects. I LOVE buttons and often use them in my jewelry and craft pieces. I like miniature things - I still have my itty bitty china tea set from childhood. I love the vintage OWL objects that have become popular again - that's my newest quest when I'm "junking". That and garden GNOMES :0)

I fell in love with New York City and have visited there a few times. I shamelessly gawk at Times Square and spend hours in the Impressionist painters section of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. And no trip there is complete without several rides on the Staten Island Ferry!

About Me

If money were no object I would have a house on the beach. No matter how messed up things are in life or the world, strolling in the sand and listening to the ocean sets me at ease. I love the sandpipers that run the beach. I have seashells I've picked up and assorted jars of sand sitting around to spur memories of those times at the beach.

I recently received a Keurig and am loving tasting all the different varieties of coffees and drinks - if you share with me, please mke sure they are sugar free :)

things I like

*Beachy stuff *Original Artwork *amateur photography *Vintage jewelry *garden gnomes of all sizes and types (they make me smile) *sterling silver charms from places I've traveled - trying to recreate my bracelet from my teens *UNIQUE reusable grocery bags are my new weakness and I'm getting better at remembering to put them back in the car! *Vintage owls *vintage linens like aprons, pillowcases, tablecloths, linen dischcloths - my current quest is a vintage tablecloth with the map on the United States

things I like

*Food Network/A&E/TLC/MSNBC *Impressionist artists *Favorite flower - peony *I make jewelry/some paper crafts/matchboxes/ altered notebooks/recipe journals *journals have been my swap focus this past year *Religious (christian or catholic)medals/art are gladly accepted *I believe in doing what we can to preserve the planet - recyling, taking your own bags to the store, energy efficient bulbs - I DO recycle packaging , but only if it's clean *Traveling - spontaneous stopping along the way to explore interesting sites is half the fun of getting there *My grandbabies *Family and friends - and taking the time to appreciate them *taking pictures of nature

the printed word

Im a voracious reader - I love mysteries, and I'm an avid Harry Potter fan (yes even us "old" folks love the kid with the scar). I finished the Twilight series in record time - LOVED it! I also read travel guides, maps and atlases (to dream and plan my next adventure) and cookbooks.

I love children's books (old and new), especially those with beautiful illustrations. Some of my favorites are Winnie the Pooh, Little House series, Harold and the Purple Crayon, the Story of Ping, Babar, Beverly Cleary, Charlotte's Web - too many to name really. I have a hard back, well-loved copy of Little Women that I have read so many times it is falling apart - a gift from my brother when I was ten :0)

Most of the magazines I get have to do with jewelry making, but I also read Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion (sadly this is no longer being printed), AllYou, Redbook, Woman's Day, Family Circle, etc. I also enjoy reading Family Fun, Whole Living, Parenting (altho my kiddos are grown - it helps me keep up with the grands, lol)

general swap info

I don't have any strong dislikes or likes in regard to flavors/colors/ preferences,etc. If you are my partner rest assured that I will probably be happy with whatever you decide to send. If I can't use it I'll pass it on to someone else who will enjoy and appreciate it. I do LOVE handmade items and marvel at other people's work!

I am definitely up for one-on-one swaps :0) - especially with international swappers!

*International partners - I would love it if you included gnome related items from your country, such as postcards, etc.

recent swaps

I joined several Advent and profile surprise swaps for this Christmas this year and last. My best friend passed away very suddenly in October 2011 and since I'm single and the adults don't exchange gifts in our family (we concentrate on the kids) these packages replaced what my friend and I used to do for one another. *a HUGE thank you to my swap partners - I felt so blessed! What great packages!

If you have any questions about what I might like, or not please feel free to message me. I never let anything go to waste. If I can't use something I receive, I pass it on to family, friends or in another swap :)

Ratings

fairypretty7 rated for Spooky Christmas on Jan 21, 2013
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Comment: home from holidays at last, the excitement to get back and open all my swap bot parcels was like a second Christmas for me.....soo lucky! thank you for the great arrangement of items you sent absolutley adore the Purple Goddess and the Spider Pin.
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Comment: Vicki!!!!! It arrived today!!!! Sooo happpyyyyy!!!! like another christmas gift to open :D The funny part is... There is a stamp said it was miss sent to Thailand (how could that be?? The package must be travelled quite some time then). I love love loveeeeee all! Thank you darling!!! My Mom will get the holder and the dog magnetic holder. She must be very happy when she received it. Thank you Vicki!!! Amazing :) i hope I could give u a bundle of hearts instead of just one. Thank u dear, this is the best xmas gift for this year! Love my hand sanitizer. Im started to worry about my package now... Hiks...I hope it wont lost because I put bec they don't let me to register.Let me know soon :) xoxo, Rika
Response: So happy to know it arrived safely :). I had gun picking it out! I will let you know as soon as your package arrives here!!
Janell rated for CCD Send Me A Cross on Dec 2, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cross package. A wonderful selection of crosses. I was wondering how you found a double sided magnet until I realized it's a bookmark, it's marking a page in my Bible now. :) Thank you very much for the crosses.
patumma rated for 6 gifts 1 theme - #8 SEWING on Oct 29, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gifts! Love the bags! Getting harder to wait! Hugs Thank you also for angeling advent swap 44! It is nice to fill in some gaps! Pat
Response: You are so welcome - for both :) I keep moving the envelopes of gifts i've received and thinking, "I should just open those" - but i'm resisting. Not sure I can last until December though!
shezzy1984 rated for ME: A TO Z on Oct 15, 2012
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OwlAntler rated for ME: A TO Z on Oct 12, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for your answers!
AliddaLawf rated for ME: A TO Z on Oct 12, 2012
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Comment: It was nice getting to know a little bit about you...thanks for playing! :)
mirrymir rated for 6 gifts 1 theme #7 - Woodland on Oct 10, 2012
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Comment: Thank you Vicki, I love it all so much ( I cheated and opened them early because my little girl was with me and kept saying 'open' 'open') I especially love the beautiful bird embellishments and the gnome decoration :) thank you so much for this generous package xx
isabellasnow rated for 13 days of Halloween U.S. on Oct 9, 2012
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Comment: Oolala! Yippee! It's my lucky day! I am so thrilled with my package! Today I opened my Martha Stewart treat bags--SO cute! Thank you for packaging everything so nicely. I will truly enjoy this until Halloween. (I know I shouldn't but I will probably open some early...haha...I'm BAD at waiting ;+)
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Comment: Thanks for everything,always happy with new hook and yarn =o),everything else is lovely too.Lovely idea about project bags,simple and clever.My daughter take some pencil grips but I would try it on hooks too.Thanks for all.
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Comment: Oh my what AGREAT PACKAGE! I absolutely love everything! Yankee candle is one of my fab fav places. Thanks for being so wonderful!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I had a diificult time finding witchey things - until after I mailed your package of course (sigh). LOL
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Comment: Thank you SO much for the darling little mini book with all the goodies!!!! I love to see what little treasures people are able to find - and I LOVE what you included!!! These little books are becoming my favorite thing to make. Happy Fall!!!! ♥♥♥
Response: So glad you were pleased. This was my first time doing This type of book. I am itching to do more. I have thot of so many additional things/ ways to embellish them. Love seeing everyone else's work too!
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Comment: Thanks for all the great stuff! I can't wait to go through the whole fact book.
Response: So glad you liked it. This was my first one to make. Thot after I mailed it of all the things extra I could have done to it - embellishments and such. Oh well, guess that just means I'll have to make more :-)
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Comment: If a package could talk, it will tell me that someone from Indiana made this and put this package together with care and love :) Such a LOVELY&AMAZING package, you are a very talented artist and you are a high quality swapper. I'm so happy(and lucky) to get you as a partner.Really2 thank you, a heart isn't enough to thank all your effort and care (and for reading through my profile, so sweet of u) I LOVE ALL, and your handmade tin is very pretty,and the matchbox as well. Love the cool aid and the chocolate powder! The sachet packaging is very cute... I really2 love the hand&body magnetic sanitizer, I really want it and finallyyyyy someone found it for me!!! Thank youuuuuuu... I also read through the brochure that you gave, and I would like to visit ur city (and meet u) in real oneday :) So thank you for everything ;)) Lovem all. (PS: I love the way you package them! So neatly organize)
Response: You are very welcome! If you ever come to Indiana I would be happy to be your tour guide :0)
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Comment: Oh my goodness! I adore the paper doll that you made for me - you are right, it was a very fun swap :) And as for the rest of the package - I have been unbelievably spoilt - my husbands eyes lit up when he saw those crackers! and Ive never seen Yankee things like that before. and the M&Ms wont last very long - will be shared with everyone! Thank you so much X
Response: Yay!! I'm so glad it all got there safely. I was a bit worried about the M&M's due to the heat we've had lately. I'm so happy you were pleased :-)
Janell rated for CCD Summer Time Fun on Aug 9, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the summer time SMILES!! What a fun surprise, a bag filled with goodies. How did you know I needed kleenix for my purse? You are so sweet. Thank you!!!
Response: So glad you liked it! I love swapping :-)
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Comment: Thank you so much ;) I'm sure that I will love it
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Comment: Thank you very much the cloth is lovely. Sorry for the late rating.
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Comment: Sorry it took so long to rate, just so much at one time lately..
patumma rated for 6 gifts 1 theme - #4 - Owls on Jul 9, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the owl gifts. I love what I have opened so far but I am trying to save them!
Response: you are so welcome! i am trying to restrain myself from opening mine :-) i have peeked though

Rating Overview

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5.0000 245 11 13
Completed Fives Threes Ones
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Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

artchild on Jan 14, 2013:

The December 2012 Secret Sister swap was apparently a swap which distinguished those people who have integrity and did their best to create a p[ackage which the recipient would like and unfortunately those who thought they could get away with sending just any old thing since there was no rating. Thank you for letting me know who you are!

artchild on Jan 14, 2013:
flowerchild on Dec 9, 2012:

Thank you so much for the angel package for "6 gifts 1 theme #8 - sewing" I wish I could give you a golden heart for this!!!! Happiest of holidays to you and yours.

patumma on Oct 29, 2012:

Thank you soooo much Vicki for Angelina advent swap 44 for me. Very thoughtful! Big hugs Pat

tiggerkitn25 on Aug 25, 2012:

Hi! You have a question on your 6 gifts, 1 theme Woodland swap. =) Have a great day!

Barbara on Jun 7, 2012:

Hi Vicki, Thank you for taking the time to send me the granny pattern and beautiful note card. Have a fun summer.

MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! ♥

TerryF on Apr 29, 2012:

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Hollydays on Apr 26, 2012:

Thank you so much for my secret sister gift. I was in tears at the winter you brought me. You hit the nail on the head for me. THANK YOU so very much.

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

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