Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 6:47 am


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Last Online: June 24, 2022
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me


Had a pretty major health setback last week. So I'm in catch-up mode for everything.

31May22 Update:

Thank you Swap-bot family and friends for the outpouring of love as I celebrated by birthday this month. It was a big one and came with a few big issues that required several physicians visits. I'm on an upward trajectory now and hope to be back in top form in the next six or so weeks.

Please know that your cards, notes and packages mean a lot to me and I cherish each one. The acknowledgments, thank you notes, ratings and profile post notes are taking a little longer than anticipated, but they are coming.

I'll provide another update after I get all caught up.

Thank you for your love and concern.


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.

My Sizzix Big Shot gets a workout. Love dies! And a Hero Arts Compact Cutter just joined the die cutting family at my house.

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

  • Anything from Levenger

  • 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, William Kent Krueger.

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! Thank you so much for the awesome box of animal goodies! I loved everything and had so much fun going through the box :-) You really made my day! xoxo.
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Easy Paper Tassels on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for these beautiful paper tassels! I love your color combos, choice of ribbons, and the pretty charms. So nicely done. Hope we get to swap together again soon!
Comment: Im going to check the books out. Thank you for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚
Comment: Thanks for a great box!
bluerose3 rated for CPG Stenciled ATC - Global on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you.
ginny19590 rated for RAKS ~ May on Jun 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful items and I loved everything you sent. I hope your partner was as good to you as you were to me. Thank you so very very much......=)
Comment: Great little package of butterflies! Thank you. That scrapbook crop sounded fun!
karlindarlin rated for RAINBOWS RAINBOWS RAINBOWS! on Jun 8, 2022
Byn0604 rated for June Memorydex Card Swap on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Memorydex card. I liked the way you used the buttons on it.
LindaW rated for Verse Mapping #2: James 1:5-6 on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your insights on it and extra scriptures.
Comment: I love, love, love all of the delightful summer themed embellishments. Everything you selected is just perfect! Thanks so much,
tonat80 rated for Fill Your Faith Journal Round 3 on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: What an amazing bundle of goodies I can use! I love it all!! I especially love the illustrated faith bookmarks for writing on. I also really love the music sheets. I really love it all!! Thank you.
Response: Let me know if you need/want more hymnal pages.
circularlogic rated for GIFT ~ Faith Sister ~ May on May 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for brightening many days and covering me with your prayers! They were felt and so appreciated!
CANNEKCUL rated for May Stocking Stuffer on May 26, 2022
Comment: Hi Felicia! Thank you for my wrapped gift (placing it with the others to be opened in December).
Comment: These are just lovely - thank you so much!! So pretty and well made and filled with so many nice little bits and bobs!! Many thanks for a delightful swap.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I'm glad you protected it in plastic. Thanks for the note and extra die cuts too. Happy swapping!
Ahdridri rated for Box of... Swap #2 on May 20, 2022
Comment: What fun to go through this, thank you so much!!
Comment: Thank you for your diligent communication in this swap! I loved reading your letter and soaking in what the Lord brought you in these verses! I am listening to Conquerors by Kirk Franklin (and friends) as I type! Happy Wednesday! Until we swap again, stay well!
Artstamper rated for YTPC: Glue Book Page Series: May! on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your lovely glue book page..I always enjoy receiving this swap, it is one of my favorites.

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circularlogic on Jun 24, 2022:

Hope you are having a happy Friday!

24Donna on Jun 16, 2022:

Praying for youโค๏ธ

Zefaniya on Jun 16, 2022:

Thank you for the daily bread for June's GIFT faith sister.I've actually heard of Little craft place..it looks like all sorts of fun! I'm crossing my fingers that they will open a Daiso in Denver but my wallet says NO lol For bible journaling I use colored pencils, highlighters, washi & stickers. One day I hope to get more creative with other mediums though.

Zefaniya on Jun 16, 2022:

Thank you for the bookish themed happy mail for June's GIFT faith sister!

circularlogic on Jun 11, 2022:

As a new week comes, I am praying for you and those you love!


RiverTopanga on Jun 11, 2022:

Thank you so much for the Happy Mail stickers . I love the size! Perfect for a pc, or in the corner of a note card envie ๐Ÿ™‚

BusyB on Jun 6, 2022:

Hi Felicia, Thank you for the birthday May wish RAK. Received today. Mail is slow again, took two weeks! The white cat eyelets and washi sample will be perfect in upcoming projects! Hope you had a great birthday month as well!

Poohtat on Jun 5, 2022:

Thank you for the May RAKs Wish. I love the adorable gnome mail you sent to me!

circularlogic on Jun 3, 2022:

You are in my thoughts and prayers this month!

All the best,

24Donna on May 27, 2022:

Praying you have a blessed Memorial Day weekend. Remembering our military who gave all for our freedom ๐Ÿ’ž

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