Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 11:24 pm


Original Member
Last Online: June 24, 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.


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


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


tigermousecat rated for YTPC: Book Page Pouches on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Too funny! My Mom always tried to dress me in pastels which made me look ill as I was so pale. I love bold and bright colours to wear. Was so glad to start buying my own clothing as a teen. Your envelopes are lovely. There is a place for muted tones, gives a vintage feel which makes for versatility . It is amazing the crafty videos you find on YouTube! Thanks for two lovely envelopes!
Jsereg001 rated for MJS: Scrap Sampler on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: I love the samples you sent!!! I really enjoyed this swap and hope to do another just like it soon. Thanks!!!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Dress Form Tags on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you for the lovely tags you created for me. I love that you went longer with your dresses--they look like real little dresses ;+) Love the pins at the top and am going to use these as tags for my granddaughter's birthday gifts this year--she's quite a fashionista and will love them!
Comment: Thank you for these lovely tags!!! They are all adorable! I know how it is to have something fly out of my hand and then never see it again! Lol My craft room is the Twilight Zone for sure!!! Ü
thebragal rated for ATC Alphabet Series: M on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you. What a funny little face.
Response: Thank you for the rating and Happy Swapping!
Xira rated for Mindfulness series: Collage postcard on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks Vicky, love your collage postcard! Thanks for joining and I wish you an amazing summer! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and have a great summer!
MeggyMoo rated for Card Making Challenge #62 on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: I loved the way you did the string on this card: so neat! It might have given you trouble, as your note said, but it turned out well. Thankyou, too, for the selection of diecuts, they have been stashed away, ready for my next cardmaking binge!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Ruthless rated for Scatts PC Swap - W - US Only on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Great postcard and great answers. I have enjoyed this series and can’t wait for the next one to start. Have a great weekend!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Gatzcat rated for [email protected]:CRAZY CAT LADY PC on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing!! Have a great day!
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy swapping!
Sandy1969 rated for ISS Animal PC on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
CheyanneB rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #15 on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
mandigutterrose rated for AN: Teach Me #8 (US) on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: If you ever make it this way to the San Diego Zoo, check out the koala exhibit. It's great living in "Koalafornia." I think our zoo was the one that had that longest living koala. Thank you for the pc.
Response: Thank you for the heart! No matter where I travel, I always take in the zoo. Haven't made it to San Diego yet!
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I love the old movie postcard and New Orleans was where we spent our honeymoon! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I miss New Orleans sometimes - I lived there for over 25 years.
amyduff rated for MJS: Send Me Something USA on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my cool envie!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
gizmodust rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #5 USA on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the ORANGE fabric. Beautiful designs. So sorry it's taken me so long to send a rating. Things have gotten kind of out of hand around here. With my back so bad and hardly being able to walk -- well let's just say that my husband has do most of the household things and he's not very good at it. He's trying but things are starting to pile up. Thanks again.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Quilting!
AZmom875 rated for MJS: Send Me Something USA on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Those papers are just perfect for me. Thank you so much. I will probably use them this week on some projects.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I hope you find some inspiration in the papers!
Comment: thanks for the pretty blocks
Response: Happy swapping!
edgetorn rated for KKL:letter as a cat on May 30, 2019
Comment: Loved this letter written by Boy! Thank you for the smile!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I hope you got a chuckle out of it!
Turtle17 rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #5 USA on May 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely charm squares.
Response: You're very welcome - thank you for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you for all three beautiful envies! The one with the bee is just to die for - but that glittery paper on the other two... well, I just love them all!
Response: I'm so glad you like them - thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3113 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2537 4113 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
32 1411 1076 18
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


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.



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


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

Login to leave a comment now!