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vlhafer54

vlhafer54
Original Member
Last Online: August 18, 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.

3-20-19 - Hooray! Today I got my 4,000th Five!

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

dandabear rated for QnT August mug rug on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I love the hot colors. I was so excited when I opened the package. Have a great summer!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it!
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing your story with me.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I am so happy to add it to my collection :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
marclively rated for Quick PC swap #7! on Aug 3, 2019
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Thank you for the heart!
lemooon rated for WIYM: YELLOW POSTCARD SWAP #4 on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for lovely spider postcard! I really like your handwriting. Have a wonderful day!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - Happy posting!
doodlebugdezines rated for NFSC: Summer Dotee Doll on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Rosie is gorgeous!! Love her button tail and ruffles :D
Response: Thank you for the heart! So glad you like her.
mjhaertling rated for IS: Handmade Flower Envies ~ USA on Jul 30, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelopes. Looking forward to using them to send some happy mail.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
MsBellaDonna rated for Quick PC swap #7! on Jul 28, 2019
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Comment: Hugs and kisses to your new rescue kitty! She sounds very sweet. I am a big advocate for "adopt don't shop." :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! Kitkat is over a pound and growing by leaps and bounds,
JadeChoi rated for WIYM: Send Me A Postcard!! on Jul 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you 💕
Response: Thank you for the heart!
pixiegirlanna rated for Mail Tag Swap #8 on Jul 24, 2019
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Response: Thank you for the heart!
fortannam rated for TT&E: July's color is Red on Jul 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards and note cards! I love coffee and the “ahoy” card is cute!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - have a great summer!
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Comment: Thank you
christywebb rated for EP Note Cards on Jul 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecards! I think I'm going to snag the beach-y one for a junk journal though!
Response: Thank you for heart - do glad you liked what I sent.
MawBella rated for ATC #2: MONTH OF JULY 2019 on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. Love the ATC ❣️
Response: Thank you for the heart - have a great summer!
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Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for a great elephant postcard. Love your answers
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Posting!
luvbird rated for 4th Of July Pocket Letter on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you so very much for the great 4th July Pocket Letter! I really love it and it is very patriotic! Thank you also for all the wonderful extras! Great swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart - So glad you liked it!
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Comment: I love these! And I was just expecting one! Thank you! And congrats on your new kitten. I have three cats, but I’ve been craving kitten time. I just love them. I can even imagine 4 oz! That is so tiny! I hope she continues to do well.
Response: Thank you for the heart - these were fun to make. Kitkat is getting fatter every day - she has amazing climbing abilities for such a little thing.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3144 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2575 4152 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
32 1432 1093 18
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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!

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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

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