Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2020 1:35 am


Original Member
Last Online: October 24, 2020
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
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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.

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


luv2kraft rated for VS- Pick 3 ATC on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Indeed beautiful. Thanks
KSENiA rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabrics!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Sewing!
Rapsy rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: I've seen quite a few of the movies on your list and while they aren't necessarily my favorites (I tend more towards comedy) you have a lot of excellent movies on there. Take Care!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I enjoy comedies too - but I keep coming back to the 3 hankie ones!
TrudiJ rated for Woodland Series #9 - TREES ATC on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Vicki, what a charming tree ATC! And I love the note card you used--I have a feeling some of those images may end up in collages I do! Trudi
Response: You are too kind - Thank you for the heart!
thequilterslink rated for AAA: Bird Theme on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks, I love the bird Atc and the glitter 😊
Response: That's very kind of you - Thank you for the heart and Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card and stickers! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Holiday to come!
Comment: Thank you, Vicki, for the nice card! Just a heads up for future swaps: There were additional swap requirements for this swap: 1) decorate the outside of the envelope, and 2) write the name of the swap on the outside of the envelope. It didn't bother me, but I just wanted to make sure you knew for next time! Have a great day!
Response: I'm sorry - sometimes I'm rushing to get something out in the mail and I miss things - no offense meant and Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for sharing ANOTHER fantastic postcard with me-I’ve never heard of “The Art of Urban Sketching” before, but I am loving this one of Nelson Mandela Square in “Joburg”! It reminds me of places I have yet to see! Reading about your childhood schooling was also interesting - Sounds like you had a positive experience with many subjects, as well as a good father & English teachers!!! How fortunate 😉
Response: Thank you for the heart! Good memories, but school was a long, long time ago!
Nicole19 rated for EPUSA- Fall themed letter set on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Cute cards! Thank you!
Response: Thank you - Happy swapping!
monsbrick rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Pumpkin on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Hi Vicki, your starter with the pumpkin arrived today! I hope you like how I added to your jam it was super fun!! Mailing to the third person tomorrow!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Pumpkins!
Comment: Thank you for the starters! I can't wait to work on them and see how they turn out.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Jamming!
Minivandreams rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Feather on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Love the embossed feather! I should get my powders out and make some that way! :-)
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love my embossing powders, though I haven't bought a new one in years.
Stachel rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your favourite movies with me. :-) You're definitely a fan of classic movies! :-) I have seen some of them but don't really remember them. Maybe I should start to rewatch. :-)
Response: All the movies I listed were ones I've seen multiple times ( most are antiques, just like me) they are worth checking out. Happy Viewing!
cherlita rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the list! Lots of them are classic and I've only watched Titanic and Star Wars! If you like love stories where the pair overcomes obstacles together, check the shape of water!
Response: I loved The Shape of Water - all the ones I listed are ones I've seen multiple times, so most are old.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Animal postcard #2 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
kammy rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Great movie list. It's cool. I don't really know the old films, but I'm a fan of Luc Besson's films, " the Firth element" is my prefer. "Star wars" a classic
Response: All the movies are ones I've watched multiple times over the years. They are worth checking out if you get a chance. Happy Viewing!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! I love that shade of green you used! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Quilting!
debtea2 rated for JAMS - Halloween Candy Starters on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you I'll get those out asap Love candy corn
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy Halloween!

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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

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!


Artistic on Feb 26, 2020:

See PM re Paper Burritos swap.

Snaileditcrafts on Feb 10, 2020:

Hi, Vicki! I just mailed the swap, "CPG-Flat Mail- Senders Choice- US Only" I hope it arrives soon! Have a very Happy Valentine's Day! mil

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