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vlhafer54

vlhafer54
Original Member
Last Online: October 21, 2019
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

I just recently changed my address from a PO Box to a street address, but the box will be in use for quite sometime, so either address is good.

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 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

~~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

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Comment: Thanks 4 joining my swap!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice art postcard!
Zefaniya rated for SMSUSA: Send Me 5 Postcards on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! πŸ˜€
Response: Happy swapping!
krspellman rated for Let’s get our BOO on! on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much, I really love all of the goodies! β€οΈπŸ§Ÿβ€β™€οΈ
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Halloween!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Tri-Fold Paper Bag Folder on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Vicki, this is so pretty and so nicely finished. Love the Asian art, especially the animals. Beautiful work; I'm lucky to be the recipient. Thanks so much for joining.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it!
marymary914 rated for YTPC: 3 in 30: F = File Folders! on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: I love these! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like them - they were a lot of fun to make - Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Happy Halloween and Thank you for the heart!
PaperPassion rated for YTPC: Stamped Embellishments on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: Vicki,I love all the images you sent to me.It felt like Christmas when I opened the envelope.Thanks so much,I plan on using every one.
Response: I'm so glad you like them - Thank you for the heart! I had a lot of fun making them.
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Comment: Vicki, thank you so much for the beautiful homemade postcard I received from you today! Great idea!!!
Response: So glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
Mye rated for CPG QUICKIE: Swap Cards - Global on Oct 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you and they're not dull 😊
Response: Thank you from the heart!
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Comment: LOVE the envies you sent....can't wait to use them.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart! Sorry the first set went astray.
Rbrstmpr rated for Ephemera Scavenger Hunt on Oct 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Hope you can find something to use in the mix.
Margothecat rated for EP Leaf themed ATC on Oct 4, 2019
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Comment: Love your ATC - very fallish - fally? and nicely done! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart! It was fun to make.
me2az50 rated for The Colour of Paint #1 - Halloween on Sep 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween ATC made from paint chip.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Halloween!
supersquirrel rated for Autumn themed jams on Sep 28, 2019
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Comment: LOVE your background choices! Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - hope you can find some inspiration in them!
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Comment: Hi Vicki and many thanks for the wonderful ICAD Day 6 I received today. I love the background you created and the wonky stitching around the edges. The metallic leaves are a really special touch with the beautiful saying you attached. Thanks so much for a great swap!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I was happy with it but wasn't sure anyone else would be!
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: Tell Me About . . . #5 on Sep 28, 2019
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Comment: Hi Vicki, thanks so much for your answers for this round. I feel you re sand at the beach; it's amazing how it gets EVERYWHERE so easily but doesn't want to wash off of ANYWHERE. Loved the poem; I'd never heard it before. I studied poetry in college and birds are a favorite subject. I grew up in a German-speaking home so I recognized the phrases, although I can't speak it anymore ;+( Hope to see you in the next round!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm a big poetry fan - the poem was from a Weekly Reader I got as a child over 50 years ago and glued in a book I keep my favorites in. Viel Spaß beim tauschen.
AlexandriaV rated for PC Swap: Easy Peasy #2 on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the poem!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
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Comment: Great waterfall pocket!! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm always afraid my tastes are too modern and not vintage enough.
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Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy catting around!

Rating Overview

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Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

JuneRosebud on Sep 26, 2019:

Thanks 4 joining in the WIYM: Happy 4 Halloween Card Swap. I look forward 2 swapping with u=)

JuneRosebud on Sep 26, 2019:

Thanks 4 joining in the WIYM: Happy 4 Halloween Card Swap. I look forward 2 swapping with u=)

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!!

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

cindygroet on Feb 16, 2018:

Profile Quote #4:

"Stop being scared of failing. Be scared of not trying". - Karen Salmansohn

Hugs & Love, Cindy

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