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vlhafer54

vlhafer54
Original Member
Last Online: April 18, 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

Laurie517 rated for Cat Greeting Card USA Newbie Frdly on Apr 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for such a cute card. And I love the Hello kitty stickers. She is a favorite of mine.
Response: Thank you for the heart - and Happy Swapping!
aspens rated for Sunshine Postcards on Apr 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for sending so soon! The cards you picked are cool (I laughed at the inclusion of a Budweiser card!) and will refresh my boring stash. May lots of sunshine come your way!
Response: I'm so glad you like them - I signed up thinking it would be easy to find yellow cards in my stash - not so! Thank you for the heart!
frenchd73 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #3 US on Apr 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Loved the pc, thanks so much!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Happy swapping!
likeWHOAAemmy rated for Quick Turnaround PC #3 US on Apr 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love the SanFran postcard, thank you! Hate it went places are too cold or too hot haha.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
MrsT rated for Mystery Fabric Swap!! on Apr 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lil bag! Is darling!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
paperlover rated for Quick Turnaround PC #3 US on Apr 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Cadillac PC. I have been in restaurant's that are cold. I try to keep a jacket with me, no matter what the season, just in case.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
tizzicat rated for (PCG) T is for... on Apr 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Texas card. Not sure I'd want to go to a rodeo though.
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy swapping!
ladeebug rated for HG: One Skein Project Kit on Apr 13, 2018
5
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Comment: Oh you dear sweet lady, I was so pleased with the yarns and patterns. I am so thrilled with the yarn that are scrubby, I haven't heard of that type, and Iove the hot pad patterns,, I think that will be my next project. I knit a neat dishcloth so recognized the sugar and cream, I will send you one to try since you're not a knitter, however, it will be a while, you see I took a fall, broke my wrist a couple weeks ago. I was just going down the aisle at the movie theatre and lost my balance on the sloped floor, did a face plant ! I was so embarrassed.stayed and watched movie, beautiful Easter movie, my daughter insisted I go to hospital since she saw me holding my arm. I thought it was just a sprain, but no, I broke it when I landed on it. Sooooo.. I a getting older, don't bounce back like I used to. But I don't feel bad, just clumsy, comes with age, I will be 80. Next month, but I don't feel like it until something like this. Just not as Agile . Well now I have got that off my chest, thank you so much I will be back to crafts in 3 weeks. Mean while I play scrabble on here And watch Indians play ball on tv. Best wished Marcia
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like everything. Sorry to hear about your wrist - I hope it heals quickly. Happy swapping!
junemoon rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Apr 13, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, Vicki, they're loely pastels and very, very usable.
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy sewing!
MeghanMac rated for Send me a Zoo on Apr 13, 2018
5
rating
Comment: It feels pretty northern here sometimes! Thanks for the great cards.
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy swapping!
zerosummons rated for AN What Makes You Smile? on Apr 12, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! My cats make me smile too~
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love my cats!
rjdolphin rated for ATC#11: Month of April on Apr 12, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for a great ATC. I love the butterfly note card, too
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like it!
MeghanMac rated for CPG Wild for Washi - Global on Apr 12, 2018
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for the rating!
texdel rated for Card Making Challenge #48 on Apr 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fab card.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy crafting!
craftyone rated for NoteCard to Postcard 2018 #1 on Apr 10, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the interesting postcard!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping.
5
rating
Comment: thank you Vicki
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy quilting!
bellanonna rated for NoteCard to Postcard 2018 #1 on Apr 8, 2018
5
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Comment: HaHa!! GREAT post card Vicki....looking more & more like MY house! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm with you - my get up and go has gotten up and gone.
HelenG6 rated for TT&E: SC PC on Apr 7, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the funny Berdie 2 card. It's nice and colourful.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
Poohtat rated for TT&E: SC PC on Apr 4, 2018
5
rating
Comment: What a cute bright card.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Spring!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2590 7 7
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2048 3434 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
26 1123 881 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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