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Original Member
Last Online: August 11, 2020
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

Updated August 2018

I'm artistic and I now 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.

Please: Nothing edible in swap packages (exceptions being specific to a swap). I'm on a very restrictive diet.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I'm a master naturalist), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags. Bible art journaling and Zentangle are new obsessions.

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 things related to books and tea (i.e. notecards, teapots, stickers, etc.)

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, and I enjoy puzzles (all kinds from crosswords and word searches to mystery and thriller novels), game shows, board games ... and swapping!

Favorite Music

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

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies (preferably in black and white for those)

Favorite Television

I like 'em dead, laughing, cooking or playing games/challenges. :) So that would translate to: NCIS (love Gibbs!), Meet the Press, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, Fixer Upper, Pose on FX, game shows and late-night TV monologues. Also enjoy Madame Secretary, the reboot of Charmed and Snowpiercer.

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

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, dotee dolls, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs 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 zika and ebola, and a vaccine for coronavirus COVID-19.

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

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 (for letters, 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

  • Ink pens (preferably blue ink; 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 -- but no actual tea, please -- UNLESS IT'S SPECIFIC TO A SWAP OR FOR TEA IS LOVE GROUP swap/activity).

TEAS: See note above about the Tea is Love Group.

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

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense. See note above about puzzles. :)

Among some of my favorite authors: Jo Nesbo, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz, 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!


SunflowerRose rated for First & Last Lines no. 23 on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Love the pc you sent. I really want to check this book out!!
Comment: What a great pc - I love how your bubble wrap print came out! Thank you!
24Donna rated for TCHH: Celebrate Lighthouse Day on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the perfect card and the charm! Stay safe and God bless you!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Book Lover's Day on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the books! These are new too me, so I look forward to reading them! Love the bookmarks, too!
Nevi2018 rated for Faithdex # 3-Road Trip on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: AMAZING!! You did BEAUTIFUL Work!!
Response: So glad you liked them!
LadyJo rated for PW ~ CHRISTmas in July on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun gift! Always can use this type of thing! I hope your doing well these days! Thinking of you many times!
DreZee rated for Steampunk ATC on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Your ATC is absolutely beautiful! I will definitely cherish it and I'm honored to add it to my collection. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for a delightful swap. I enjoyed reading your letter, and I look forward to playing with the pretty vellum stickers. Have a lovely day!
USAFwife rated for R&W In June I read ... on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the update. :) And I loved the card you used - it's very cute. :) :) Did you enjoy The Getaway? Those authors are hit & miss for me, but I keep seeing the book mentioned. I'm not sure if I want to take a chance or not. I don't think I've tried their books with audio, though. Maybe that's the secret - There are just some authors/series that I HAVE to do as audio, and vice versa. Best wishes!
Response: I listened to it via Audible. It was fine for what it was -- a short story. The listen was about two hours.
Bookwyrm rated for Snowpiercer TV on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: You deserve SO much credit for running and swap and for keeping the discussion going -- and for sharing all the juice spoilers! Thanks!
thebragal rated for Snowpiercer TV on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Excellent comments. Made me think.
USAFwife rated for R&W: Audio book appreciation month on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your books. :) I also enjoy listening to series on audio, and The Dublin Murder Squad books by Tana French is one of my favorite, as well as any of the Agatha Christie books. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :)
Comment: I think I need to check out the Jury novels. Thanks!
grammypammy rated for TCHH ~ My Crafty Side #2 on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: If I could give you more than 1 heart I would. I love your creativity! Wow, the swap you sent is so cute! I love the crafty pocket you made to put everything in....I have never seen one of those before and I love it! What an adorable little book you created! The ATC is beautiful and the 3 pocket heart is too. Thank you so much for creating such a nice swap for me. I love these swaps because you can see so much creativity in others, I hope you join in on the next one too. Thanks for joining in! Enjoy your day!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: July 4th Mail Art on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card an the extras! So pretty! I hope you had nice time watching fireworks!
knittyl rated for Half Birthday Giveaway!! on Jun 28, 2020
brichandra rated for Half Birthday Giveaway!! on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Have a good day!! : )
greenwindow rated for Half Birthday Giveaway!! on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: <3

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ccmmsu on Jun 27, 2020:


Thank you for granting my AWG wish and helping me celebrate my birthday!

creativeseconds on Jun 15, 2020:

Hi Felicia! ~ WOW ~ Texas! That's a big change from VA weather. I'm sure we will be swapping together again soon ~ Blessings to you! Love, Karen

mamarochat on May 30, 2020:

Thank you for AWG wish of elastic. It was just what I was looking for.

Poohtat on May 28, 2020:

Thank you for the note and photo for AWG May. That does look like a lovely view.

LahDeeDah on May 27, 2020:

Hi there! Please don't forget to leave my rating for the Mark Twain House field trip. Thanks! ❤️

CariahCreates on May 23, 2020:

Thank you for the envie seals from my AWG May wishlist

24Donna on May 9, 2020:

Happy Birthday a day late! Hope You Had a great day! And a wonderful birthday month🎈 God bless you❤️ You share my nieces birthday!

LadyJo on May 4, 2020:

Thank you for the April AWG kit you sent my way! I love kits like this! I hope you got my May Swap package today, if not it should reach you soon!

yvonne401 on May 2, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the kit (AWG April)! Thanks for thinking of me!



ChrisAnne on May 1, 2020:

Thanks for the fun craft kit for April Happy Mail for A Wish Granted!

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