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vlhafer54

vlhafer54
Original Member
Last Online: June 20, 2018
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.

2-18-18 - WOW! Today I completed my 2,000th swap!!

I'm a senior software implementer who travels to client sites occasionally and work 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.

2017 - In Review - Of the 631 mailings I sent out in 2017 only 27 of them either didn't get there or weren't acknowledged, a little over 4%. Of the mailings that were to come to me, only 22 didn't make it, or a little over 3%. So considering it was a year of natural and man-made disasters, swap-bot has been one of the bright points.

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 Blacklist, Flash, Gotham, Game of Thrones, NCIS (all 3), Criminal Minds, Masterpiece Theater and anything with a mystery just like the books I read. 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. I'm even learning a few words in Korean! Kamsa Hamnida (Thank you).

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, quilting, paper crafts (collage, cards, quilling, 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

LoveThis rated for Simply an Animal Postcard INT #1 on Jun 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
Autumn5 rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #7 on Jun 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: What a gorgeous place! Thanks so much for sharing :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love gardens!
Bellavoz17 rated for Onesies stickers. USA on Jun 19, 2018
5
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Comment: Hi Vicki, Love all my onesies, such a great variety, they will surely get used in my projects and cards. Thank you very much, great swap.....Debbie
Response: I'm so glad you like them - Thank you for the heart!
Marykstaveness rated for B&W postcards swap 16 on Jun 19, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cute card!
Response: Happy swapping!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Happy swapping!
heatherknits rated for HG: Let's Try Amigurumi! on Jun 19, 2018
5
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Comment: This owl is SO ADORABLE. I love the eyes. The feet were fine! You did a perfect job packaging.
Response: I'm so glad he made it in one piece. And that you think he's cute. Thank you for the heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
Response: I'm glad you like them - Happy swapping and Thank you for the heart!
katmandu rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: We're having an interesting summer here too. Rain, dry, rain, dry... windy! Cute doggie PC! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I hope you're having a great summer!
rjdolphin rated for Cat ATC and surprise on Jun 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Very cute. thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
jj9jj rated for QNT blossom blocks PURPLE prints on Jun 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love the variety of purples!
Response: So glad you like them - Thank you for the heart!
thequilterslink rated for First and last lines No. 2 on Jun 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks..sounds interrsting
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy swapping!
Rocktopus rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #3 on Jun 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I also have cats and love small dogs :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping
femamerica13 rated for Eyes closed swap 20 on Jun 16, 2018
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for the rating!
LoveThis rated for Eyes closed swap 20 on Jun 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
Response: Happy swapping!
LoveThis rated for B&W postcards swap 16 on Jun 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
Response: Happy swapping!
marinda rated for Scattergories PC Series - V on Jun 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I love your answers. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping
perkl8r rated for QnT Block Swap Wacky Tiles #4 on Jun 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: yes, they do feel like they are growing out of control as you make them. Thank you for the lovely prints in these blocks.
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy swapping!
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #104 on Jun 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing your perfect weekend with me. I'm envious.
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping
5
rating
Comment: Love this PC! Thanks, Vicki.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
ScrapHappySewer rated for The great sticker swap #1 on Jun 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely stickers!! I will definitely get to make some ATC s with them.
Response: So glad you like them - thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2667 7 7
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2136 3536 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
28 1172 918 18
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Comments

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

cindygroet on Feb 16, 2018:

Profile Quote #4:

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

Hugs & Love, Cindy

Fabriqueen on Feb 16, 2018:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

Profile Quote #4

Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

jaimierandolph on Feb 13, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #16

Good Morning Vicki,

I hope that you have a wonderful day my fellow TEXAN! I live about 5 mins from Lake Livingston! (an hour north of you) I'm so ready for spring time!
Happy Swapping.

reauk on Feb 13, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #16

from reauk

hello Vicki from a cold wet Doncaster im your partner for the above swap hope your having a great day best wishes

cindygroet on Feb 12, 2018:

Quick and easy profile message #16:

Hi Vicki, I received once your beautiful Magpie Journal. Are you not making them anymore? There is a special group for it now: MJS. I also like watching Criminal Minds and NCIS.

Greetings from Holland and have a wonderful day, Cindy

Kellpepper on Jan 25, 2018:

National Bird Day ATC rating check. Thank you for participating in my 1st swap!

Kelli

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