Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2024 1:29 pm
www.swap-bot.com

vigdisblom

vigdisblom
Date Joined: February 10, 2022
Last Online: June 2, 2023

Country: United States
My Website
My redbubble wish list
Dreamlist

About Me

Update May 31 Long story short: I had a terrible fall and winter. I lost a friend to suicide, we moved, I lost a job, etc. It sucked. A lot. I ended up walking away from Swap-Bot and other things to focus on my health. I'm back, but in a different way.

I've made a decision to live my life more intentionally, and not to take so much on. I'm focusing on my writing, crafting, and family. In the past I kept myself busy as a way to avoid dealing with life, now I'm weaving my interests into my everyday.

I'm focusing on what gives me joy. We moved last fall and I've worked on creating a home that gives me joy. I want to share and develop my passions. I don't think I'll ever be a big Swapper again - I suspect I'll keep to letters mostly.

Favorite Music

Jazz, classical, '90s country, '90s alternative.

Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Beethoven, Oasis

I am very much into jazz, especially cool jazz. I also love swing - Louis Amstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone.

Other artstis that I love: Lyle Lovett, George Ezra, George Gershwin, classical piano music, classic hymns, Ray Charles, Otis Redding...

Favorite Crafts

  • Bookmarks. I love making these
  • Envelopes
  • Collages
  • Dot to Dot

Why I'm doing this

I'm using this as a creative outlet. Previously I used it as a distraction, anything so I didn't have to focus on the 'real world ' Now I'm going to use it as way to reach out to people and express my creativity

Favorite Books

I read just about everything but I especially love science fiction and fantasy. My favorite books are Brideshead Revisited, East of Eden, Uprooted by Naomi Novak, and the Morrigan Crow series.

I read for a variety of reasons - to escape, to learn, to expand my horizons. I read an incredible amount to my daughter. Anything related to books is always appreciated.

Note: Don't worry if you're not into fantasy. As I said I read everything.

Things I love

I love the written word. I love art, especially functional art. Quilts, embroidered towels, braided rugs. I love rescuing handmade pieces at garage sales and estate sales. I dislike how often people minimize the beauty and work that goes into those pieces.

I love the ocean, summer thunderstorms, sitting in the shade on a hot summer day. Working in the garden, watching my daughter cover herself in mud. I love puddle jumping, snow ball fights, the cold of winter.

I'm very much an introvert, surrounding myself with a close-knit group of friends. I love tea, board games, podcasts, old radio shows. I love working in long-term care and listening to my residents' stories.

Estate sales, garage sales, curb shopping, repurposing items. Purring cats, family snuggles, laughter, growth.

I'd Rather Not

Less is always more. Earl Gray isn't my thing. I'm not particularly religious.

Ratings

lunatenchi rated for tLB Any Note with a Quote on Oct 30, 2023
5
rating
 
1
rating
Comment: Contacted Feb. 3 with a promise to send. Haven't received anything.
Response: I sent you a message about getting this recent ASAP. I had a really tough time and I'm looking to get everything resent and done. May 31
5
rating
 
cassie3001 rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Feb 25, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of papers and stickers!
tristitia rated for Letter with a Prompt on Feb 22, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on family with me. It's wonderful that you have taken your past negative experiences and used them to learn from and make things better, not only for yourself, but for your family. This was such a positive letter - it brightened my day :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the resend and all the little goodies!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the bookmark with interesting quotes. A friendly reminder: please remember to include the swap name in your note. Fortunately this is a bookmark swap (and I only joined one) and not a Valentine's Day card swap 😂. Happy swapping!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Well mine was so different from yours as it's totally abstract and like a jigsaw puzzle. Your card didn't really travel well as a corner was torn and the piece with the berries did not stick well to the card. Maybe you may consider using a plastic sleeve to protect your postcard in the future.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Clean up your room! on Jan 25, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for this great scrappy envelope and the extra bookmarks! I too have bits that I have saved for such a swap as this one, just because. Funny how that happens! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
5
rating
Comment: Thank ! It's all good!
Vickyen rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 22, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Hi Haven! Enjoyed your kitties and the one that said, I’m not fat… had me rolling on the floor! Best to you and your sweet fur babies! Thank you for the fun share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ✌️
mchesser12 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #326 on Jan 21, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the note and feather cut outs. Sorry to hear your were sick. Good job of getting some things organized. I need to do that myself.
cynthiawhatever rated for Once Upon A... Winter's Gift on Jan 19, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! love the feather you made
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #151 on Jan 18, 2023
3
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pc, I would have rated a "5" if you'd let me know about your health issue any time in the last month before I messaged you. But because you didn't let me know, and it arrived after over a month, I'm rating a "3".
Nevi2018 rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 18, 2023
5
rating
Comment: I loved LOVED your Captions!!
cassie3001 rated for WIYM: Top 5 of ‘22 PC on Jan 16, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing your top 5 with me, Haven. My condolences on the loss of your friend, what a sad tragedy. I hope all is well with your new house and cat! Happy New Year - I wish you all the best in 2023 (and a better year than the past three!)
Cindymt rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 16, 2023
5
rating
Comment: I loved all the pics especially #7! Thank you for joining my swap!
MsButterfly rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 15, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing the cute and funny fotos! Zeta sleeping is my favorite!
spacefoxsupreme rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 15, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cute cat photos!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9506 113 0 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
136 159 2 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
7 94 35 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

simcoe54 on Dec 3, 2022:

CHWH: Destash Stationary -- Thanks for the package of wonderful stationary. Can't wait to use some of it

Shanoya212 on Oct 2, 2022:

Thank you for the amazing treats from the Cheap Postage Tag. I especially love the dinosaur that your daughter made!

yvonne401 on Apr 27, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Login to leave a comment now!