Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:34 pm


Original Member
Last Online: February 5, 2023
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

:( Of the swaps I took part in in the last 3 months of 2022, 21 items I sent were never acknowledged and I didn't receive 18 items I should have - So if you didn't get something I was supposed to have sent - trust me, I sent it - but please let me know and I'll be happy to resend. Also, please let me know if I've sent the wrong thing! ):

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 - 3 male, 3 female. The latest addition is a beautiful, mostly white, male rag doll who is getting huge and has outpaced my two male Burmese. And I thought they were big!

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 👋 thank you for the cute Valentine’s day card :-)
Response: Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the Valentine’s card. The post office did not honour your hand cancel request (this is not an issue for me of course, but I thought you might want to know). One of the gems peeped through the envelope, but the card was still in very good shape. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too.
Response: Sorry about the card - I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: Thanks for your postcard. And thank you for joining your first P&P postcard swap.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Posting!
Fabriqueen rated for QNT HSTS black w/batik #15 on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely HSTs! I have been having issues with my eyesight and the black so I do those at the church where we have very bright lights. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Quilting!
basykes rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Winter 2022 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the journal. You had some fun things included!
Response: Thank you for the heart - After I got the one sent to me I wished I'd stuffed more in it - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Love the textures on Ur inkbox card.thank u so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you liked it!
Comment: I giggled when all the little bird die cuts fell out of the envelope- that's the best type of confetti! Thanks for the purple and blue goodies!
Response: So glad you liked it - Happy Swapping!
Jillemina rated for SMSUSA:Easy Fold Pocket Flipbook on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: I love the cute quail pocket. So sweet! And thank you for all the goodies. It definitely brightened my day!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all of the lovely bird goodies. I love the card! have a great day.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Crafting!
AmookIslandCreations rated for WIYM- Napkin swap-US on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for these wonderful napkins! All of these patterns are new to my collection! They made it in perfect condition! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad to add to your collection.
AuntieBlythe rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #153 on Jan 23, 2023
Response: Happy Swapping!
Lilyhax rated for Oversize postcard swap #2 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Wow what a car. The glitter was the perfect over the top touch that you would expect for Vegas.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Days!
pbcquiltlover rated for QNT HSTS black w/batik #15 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Absolutely love the yellow! I hope you find a good alternative to piecework: maybe scrappy or crazy quilting. Thanks for the beautiful blocks!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Quilting!
Comment: Hi Vicki, Thanks so much for the really cute decorated Polaroids and pockets. I love them💕. Such a nice variety of colors, patterns, and themes. I’ll have fun using these in my art journal. I think the snail has got to be my favorite!
Response: I'm so glad you like them - Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
chimerix rated for WIYM: Mini Dangle Tags US on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the really lovely tags! I love how you used the ribbons and lace! And thanks for the additional one too! Aloha!
Response: Howdy from Texas - I'm so glad you like the tags - they were fun to make - Happy Swapping!
isabellasnow rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thanks so much for the lovely pieces you sent in some of my favorite colors. I'm in love with the embossed lavender paper and have big plans for it already!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Crafting!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Peanuts card.
Response: Thank yyou for the heart - Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: Thanks for the great card. Have a fabulous day and happy swapping....
Response: Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: Thanks for the nice card. I love great chocolate also! Have a fabulous Valentines Day!
Response: Happy Valentine's Day!

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lou on Dec 29, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

simcoe54 on Dec 3, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

YooperHill on Oct 24, 2022:

Re: ABC’S fun with stamps 3 I love the return! Thank you for your work& prompt return!

CookieMomster78 on Aug 12, 2022:

Greetings from the seaside!


hibiscus on Aug 15, 2021:

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

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