Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 7:50 am


Original Member
Last Online: October 28, 2021
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

After a brief hiatus - I'm back! 8/7/21

****We've had sketchy mail service for months now - so I'm sure some of the mail has gone astray, so please, 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


lrm1980 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #13 on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful handmade card!
Comment: Thank you!! I loved the card!! Very creative!!!
Comment: What a great card! I loved it!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely HST blocks! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Panda1122 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #322028 on Oct 24, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Lovely ATC ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the card and stickers!! Sorry I couldn't put a heart--the swap wasn't labeled which one it was, so it took me a bit to sort it out (I might have signed up for a lot of Halloween cards!)
Response: I usually write it at the top of the inside of the card - Sorry I missed it.
marclively rated for WIYM: 5 PC Scavenger Hunt #3 USA on Oct 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Thanks for the cute card
sjbult rated for YTPC: Paper Patchwork Tags on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: I really admire how your work is very precise. These are great! Thank you
perkl8r rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #2 on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: lovely
Comment: thank you for the lovely Joy Fold Card
Response: Thank you for the heart!
loverofpostcards rated for 1 Famous Post Card Person on Oct 19, 2021
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🍁🍂🌾🌿 you cards are so beautiful! They will have a special place in my collection!
Response: I'm so glad you like them - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh my, I hope you are well paid for staring at that screen all day long! And maybe you get to have some good music playing? 🎶 I wasn't even aware that "screen starer" was an occupation... 🤔😆
Response: Thank you for the rating - after 2 weeks the software seems to have stabilized so I actually get to do something else! Yeah!
donetta rated for YTPC: Scrappy Gift Tags on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Vicki, your note made me LOL...for real. I happen to think that the essence of creating swaps for our partners is to take the instructions and bend them to our liking...and I like this whopping pile of scrappy tags very much indeed! Trust me when I say that not a single one of them is "not too bad"...each one is really wonderful!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - you are too kind - Happy swapping!
Jangonz rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #10 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Halloween card and goodies.
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and stickers!
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy Halloween!
turtles27 rated for EPUSA: Layered ATC Coin on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATCoin!! I love it!
Response: I'm so glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you. Great selection of items
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - Happy Swapping!
young46356 rated for CPG-Self-made envelopes-US on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!

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hibiscus on Aug 15, 2021:

Love what you do with your part of a jam swap! Thanks!

BusyB on Mar 17, 2021:

Please read your PM from me. Thanks. 😊

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


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

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