Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2019 11:12 am


Original Member
Last Online: February 21, 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.

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


Comment: Thanks much for the beautiful post card 😊
Cosychaos rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #2 on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Very nice stickers, thanks! I'm also a runner in the 'Whoever dies with the most fabric, wins!' race! :) You're prob ahead of me though, the kids keep insisting I buy them stuff too..
Comment: Thank you for such a great swap. Amazing choice of goodies. Thank you
mb58ca rated for 2019 PC Series-February on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Vicki, for the two postcards. Love the flower one.
Comment: thank you, and sorry for the late rate.
rogo09 rated for Any postcard INT on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you Vicki, Happy Swapping.
Comment: You made me smile, thank you :-)
IrinaBG rated for WIYM: Touristic Postcard #1 - INTL on Feb 20, 2019
Response: Happy swapping!
dancingtiger rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: thank you Vicki x
Response: Happy swapping!
Frithsrah rated for Just Because PC Swap #28 on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: We just got another coat of snow here! Only 4 inches this time! Thank you for the PC!
Response: Thank you for the heart again! Stay warm.
Frithsrah rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Feb 18, 2019
Response: Thank you so much for the heart! Are you a Watership Down fan?
squince rated for Just Because PC Swap #28 on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
mickeykul rated for WE LOVE CAT on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!! Meow :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
Hyshu rated for Postcard swap - Newbie friendly on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the marimekko card!
Response: Thank you for the swap - happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! You know purple is my favorite color. I'm glad to see a little warmer weather. My arthritis don't like the cold and I hate wearing sweaters. Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like it. I wish this weather would make up its mind!
KathyB rated for HG: Bust that Stash on Feb 17, 2019
Response: Happy swapping
craftykathy1 rated for Make a Card from an ATC #2 on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Lovely card. Thank you.
Response: Happy Swapping!
Comment: Here’s the scoop — the person who dies with the most paper is the winner!LOL! ❤️✂️🌹 Appreciated the extras.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy crafting!
donetta rated for YTPC: Scrap Paper Tags on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Vicki, thank you for the cute scrappy tags...I also have an overflowing scrap bag (actually 3 gallon-size zip lock bags, plus another for TINY scraps!), and I use them more than I use paper pads. I just loved this swap, and hope to see more just like this!
Response: So glad you like them - Happy swapping!
boandsully rated for Just Because PC Swap #28 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Great postcard. I really like the print pattern.
Response: Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

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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

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

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