Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2022 2:18 am


Original Member
Last Online: January 18, 2022
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

Updated: 29Dec21

Greetings all! I was past due for a profile update, so here is the slimmed down version for 2022.

I'm artistic and I live in Texas after calling Virginia home for 30+ years. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then.

My first name is Felicia.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I was a master naturalist in Virginia), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), do all sorts of papercrafts, and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags.

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. So I'm usually scarce around the site, except in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group.

I'm a voracious reader and love notecards, teapots, stickers, etc. related to books and to tea.

I collect letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

My crafting style is eclectic and artsy simply because I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

I love to read, travel and listen to music.

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, blues, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies in black and white

Favorite Television

Networks: HGTV, Food Network, MeTV, Antenna TV.

NCIS (love and miss Gibbs!), Snowpiercer, various cable news stations, Chopped, game shows, and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite gone, but not forgotten TV: Pose on FX, Fixer Upper, The Alienist, Monk, Madame Secretary, Boston Legal.

Radio: "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs, card making and Zentangle.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC, card and/or dotee kits or creating them for people.

I love making, buying and receiving bookmarks. (I usually have about four books going at a time -- a thriller or mystery, a romance, a self-help and an inspirational or faith-based work.)

Wish List/Flat Mail Wishlist

Big Ticket wish list:

  • worldwide eradication of COVID-19 and all of its variants

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

  • anything Dooney & Bourke

Basic wish list:

  • U.S.presidential campaign buttons! ANY party, any year.

Every four years on the second Tuesday in November, I put on a vest and then ALL of my campaign buttons. Would love any from this election cycle.

  • books about creative writing or writing

  • for Christmas swaps: I like the blue/white Christmas color theme; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery, preferably letter sets not note cards

  • Gift cards (noted below in Flat wish list area)

  • Screw or clip-on earrings

  • Wrapped and labeled surprises for my Mom (see below)

  • Pin back buttons about writing, tea, humor, political campaigns (any party/any year)

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • ballpoint pens with blue ink preferably fine point. Hearts for Zebra, Tul, or Cross brands

  • A copy of the newspaper from your town/city

  • Did I mention profile surprises?!

Flat mail wishlist items for specific swaps:

COUPONS: Dove products (soaps, body wash, etc); Ivory Snow soap; EAS Advantage protein (shakes, bars); Atkins proteins; Premier Proteins.

FLATS: I enjoy bookmarks, articles/essays about fiction writing and the creative process, maps, postcards from/about where you live, inspirational or sassy quotes and stickers (especially stickers related to writing, books, reading or tea.

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Target, Amazon, Tea Forte, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting, Scrapbook.com

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense.

Among my favorite authors: Jo Nesbo, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver.

My mom likes...

Sometimes I join swaps where gifts/items are for my mom.

She like blues and yellows, lace-edged handkerchiefs, Jesus, C-SPAN, politics, activism, non-fiction books about religion, and information or books about natural foods/eating/wellness. Her flower garden in the summer is spectacular and she's an ace at Sudoku puzzles and Boggle-type word games. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises.

Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!


Comment: Hi Felicia! These are all so pretty! I love the different colors, the clusters, and the fact that you sent extra ;+) I just loved reading your letter about having lived in Ohio and attending OSU. For many years, we lived on E. 13th Avenue while my husband attended OSU and I worked as a secretary there for MANY years. The campus just keeps growing and growing. Thank you for sharing with me and for sending such a lovely swap
MsBellaDonna rated for CPG 2022 Resolutions PC - US on Jan 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your goals with me! Good luck!
Nserviam rated for 2021 Recap & 2022 Resolution on Jan 6, 2022
Comment: I think we definitely fell into the same boat in 2021! And we had the same ideas to begin 2022 with. Covid has definitely thrown things out of whack. I looked up Project DONE and I hope it works for you! I think I'm basically going to try the same idea of using what I Have rather than getting something new. I need to read all those books on my shelf too! :)
JaneInSD rated for YTPC: Fabric Snippet Flowers on Dec 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty fabric flowers. I love the colors you chose and the buttons you used. These will go so well in my crafts. :-)
Comment: Wow! This is such an awesome package!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I wish I could give a bucket full of hearts! Have a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful gift! It was extra special that your thought about my birthday! It was so much fun opening each and everything when we got home from holiday!
24Donna rated for Monthly Mailer - December 2021 on Dec 27, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful month! Thank you each week was so very special and the card always encouraging! The cards to color perfect! I loved what you said in the last card walking into the New Year with Hope, joy, and a spirit of love and creativity! Perfectly said! Thank you again hearts a many to you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️God bless you
fiennesgirl rated for Christmas ATC on Dec 27, 2021
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! I love the layering that you did!
ariestess rated for Plotter or Panster? on Dec 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Sorry for the late rating. I'd already moved this swap into my "already rated" pile, so didn't realize my rating didn't get done.
hollycm6 rated for It’s CHRISTMAS on Dec 26, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness, what amazing gifts!!! I am so excited about EVERYTHING. How lovely. Literally every time i opened another gift I’d say Oh no THIS is my favorite, haha. I hope the things I sent you made you at least half as happy as your gifts made me!! You sent way too much!!
Comment: Got a big beautiful box!! YAY!! More soon. 💚🎄
Comment: I love the memory deck you made for me, thank you! No, it wasn’t me you met at the crop, but I’m so glad you mentioned them because I’ve been wanting to join something like this! Thank you again and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Oh my, you have blessed me over and above! I opened the box with the tote! I just love this tote bag! I will use that a lot! I did open the Tea and the steeping cup when I received that. Now I am going to wait for a day closer to Christmas to open the other gifts I saw chocolate, too! I am sure I will enjoy them! Thanks again so very much! Merry Christmas to you! Looking forward to the New Year, to swap again with you!
Comment: Thank you for everything
bpl76 rated for Christmas Dex Card on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: I am very impressed by your card !! thank you
Response: So glad you like it! Merry Christmas!
Isa2020 rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Hello! Thank you very much for the great Christmas Card received today. Happy Holidays!!
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer! It is going right under the tree!
megan1230 rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Love the card! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the fun strips! I loved the leaves you added! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Great package! I love it all. Thank you!!

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LindaW on Jan 18, 2022:

May your day be blessed with peace, joy, and love.

grammypammy on Jan 7, 2022:

GIFT ~ FS ~ January

Thank you for the greeting card, Daily Bread book and sticker! I will rate you at the end of the month but in the meantime, I'll just post a Thank You here. Thanks for your prayers and encouragment!

Hugs, Pam

LindaW on Jan 1, 2022:

Happy New Year! You are my Faith Sister for January.

Rbrstmpr on Dec 26, 2021:

Oh my, I’ve just this morning opened the May stocking stuffer you sent me and hardly know where to begin with my thanks. So many rubber stamps and rubber stamp sets! I can’t wait to use the 6x6 Stampendous blossom scroll image and think I might be able to design a class around ideas for this size stamp. Woo Hoo! Of course my favorite is the wood mounted envie image which will adorn my outgoing mail for years to come. You’ve made my day and I’ll think of you every time I use these in my art. Thank you ever so much.

hollycm6 on Dec 26, 2021:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas box. Oh my goodness there aren’t even words. You made me cry a little!! <3

BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2021:

Christmas Blessings and Prayers for You and your Mom ! ! Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year. G.I.F.T. Dec. 2021 Hugs from Ohio.

circularlogic on Dec 17, 2021:

What a treat my mailbox had waiting for me after a long shift! Your rolodex RAK was so thoughtful! I have now purchased 2 rolodex brand both with the original cards. One is metal and the other plastic. My hope is to commit to at least 2 cards a week in 2022!

Thank you for your kindness!
Merrily yours,

skinny52 on Dec 14, 2021:

You are bringing a smile to my face every single day with your SB: Envelope Advent Calendar, I may even have squealed a bit with the mini figure and trees!! Thank you very much and best wishes for a Merry Christmas 🎅

24Donna on Dec 13, 2021:

Monthly mailer December; I have to say I almost forgot to open this week’s package! I loved last weeks thank you! But the Christmas tree pin wow! 🥰 I love it! Beautiful! Pray you are doing well! Enjoying your Christmas month! Blessings Donna

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the magazines and everything you sent.

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