Swap-bot Time: April 7, 2020 6:56 am


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Last Online: April 6, 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 and the reboot of Charmed.

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!


24Donna rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer - March 2020 on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: WOW! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ โ€˜S to you and more! Iโ€™ve so enjoyed and looked forward to each mailing! You have went over and beyond expectations! So many goodys to name! My grandchildren canโ€™t come over till the quarantine is over but we will definitely have fun and the needlepoint kit love it! Thank you and many hearts to you ! May God bless you and keep you healthy!
simplyjeannette rated for 8(th) Notes on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Love your list - so many awesome songs that still live on today with remakes & sampling
Cindymt rated for 8(th) Notes on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: It is okay you "cheated" a little! Thanks for joining my swap!
03Scarlett rated for 8(th) Notes on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: I totally agree with you about the clothes back then. lol Great list of songs, thanks for sharing your faves!
Nserviam rated for The Stuck at Home Wrimo Project on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: This is a gorgeous pocket! Thank you so much for it and the great items you filled it with. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ž
klover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies! Cant wiat to use them. :-). The winter Tim Holtz dolls are awesome! love the cute fabric. cant wait to figure out which one of my mixed media journals each goodie is going to fit into:-). your envelope art is adorable! Thanks again and have a great day:-) (sorry for the delayed rating; I have been out of state caring for my mom post stroke. I have just recently returned home). Thank you for understanding.
Jtran0831 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 20, 2020
Mailingmamma rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Very nice! Thank you!
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Paper Burritos! on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the burritos! I love the ocean theme. And thank you for all the extras.
mailsbyjah rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your mail! These are all beautiful โ™ก
chelle523 rated for R&W: In February I read ... on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: I hope you're doing well - I just read your Feb. list - Things in Jars is on my TBR list as well! (I'll have 6 weeks of medical leave coming up, so I anticipate getting tons of reading done, too!) Thanks so much for the scrapbook layouts - gives me lots of good ideas! Take care!
Jenny19 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for packaging it so nicely!
travellinCat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the goodies and the note,,,,
Comment: I just opened and am blown away! The pop up features is the coolest. Will be learning asap. And you are so kind to have tucked sweet goodies into every...single... nook! It was magic to find everything. Really so many hearts and thanks!
sarahjames1229 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 4, 2020
Ryleighsmom rated for TCHH ~ February Blahs? on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful swap! I love the envelope you made and all the goodies! Thank you for chasing away the blahs! โ™ฅ๏ธ
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
PinotAndPostcards rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for my goodie pouch!

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24Donna on Jan 25, 2020:

Continuing to pray for you a speedy recovery! God bless youโค๏ธ

hollycm6 on Jan 17, 2020:

Thank you for my AWG DEC wish... what a special book!! I love it!!

ChrisAnne on Jan 9, 2020:

Praying for your recovery! Please keep me posted of any specifics I can pray for.

ChrisAnne on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you for granting my wish in A Wish Granted!

LadyJo on Jan 3, 2020:

Thank you for the AWG wishes for December! Nice devotional. Praying for you and hope the surgery goes well for you, too! Oh and the recovery!

lady41701 on Jan 2, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the card and the encouraging booklets you enclosed for AWG December. I really needed a boost. They both are walking in the streets of gold and I will someday join them and boy what a reunion it will be!

zurdoswifey on Dec 30, 2019:

Thanks so much for the wishes you send me and my daughter for Dec AWG...Have a fantastic New Years ๐Ÿ’œ

Tigerlilyknotwise on Dec 30, 2019:


Thank you for the snow! Still waiting for the real stuff... LOL Thank you for being part of AWG! Happy New Year!

Lonestarchild on Dec 28, 2019:

Thank you for the fun card and build-a-snowman for Dec AWG!

MSturgill87 on Dec 27, 2019:

Thank you for the card and the stocking stuffers via AWG! The kids loved getting them and are enjoying doing the crafts with me!

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