Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2019 4:43 pm


Original Member
Last Online: November 21, 2019
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

  • 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!


thriftymermaid rated for 3 Craft Kits USA on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you, dear friend, for the intriguing wrapped gifts. I'm waiting til Christmas but thank you in advance and for thinking of Miss Zora! Hope Nano is going well for you! xoxo
Comment: Received the box. Thanks
NeronNebula rated for SECRET SANTA on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: I just got it, thank you so much! I can't wait to open it <3
electrichaos rated for Handmade with Love- Jewelry #4 on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely necklace! :) hope you make it home for a bit for the holidays!
Comment: Oh my goodness! I love these earrings, can't wait to wear them! Thanks super cute 😁β™₯️
Moxieroe rated for My Travel Bucket List on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the letter. It was a fun read!
carol rated for Writer Workshop Round Robin 6 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks SO much for filling in some of my missing responses! I'm looking forward to starting from the beginning next time! I hope I can catch it!
TwinMom rated for TCHH: Advent Swap on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I am so happy that you joined this swap! I have my presents put up for now. But I did open the necklace. It is awesome! I am so happy to have it and will wear it a lot this fall! Thank you! :)
Nserviam rated for Preptober 3: NaNo Gear on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: What I great package. I LOVE the necklace! Thank you so much!
Nserviam rated for Preptober 2: Post-it Prompts on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Awesome prompts! Thanks so much!
Alwayshaveyarn rated for Write a Novel in 30 Days on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great tips and sticker!
cynaemon rated for NaNo Mascot 2019 on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much. Love Simon. He is hanging on my purse right now. :)
Comment: Thank you! I like all of the different sections so I can write what I'm in the mood to!
Nserviam rated for Weekly Rewards for NaNo 2019 on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: I'm so excited about this package! :)
Nserviam rated for Preptober 1: BuJo vs. Board on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: What an awesome little planner! I've got more details in the write up for you. Thanks for the swap!
Lotusemilia rated for Open When Letters #3 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Woow, thank you so much!! There's so many letters, I'm excited to open them when the time is right! Only opened one now (plus the introduction) and it was really nice! Thank you <33
crochetjunkie rated for Magic Destash Box October on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Nserviam rated for Thinking about NaNo 2019 on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Sometimes a change is just what is needed! Good luck this year!
LadyJo rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer - September on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the last package I receive today! I enjoyed all your mail you sent for this swap. My favorite was the sunflower necklace. I will enjoy the devotional book that came today from you! I look forward to the next one you host! Thank you so very much!
ariestess rated for Thinking about NaNo 2019 on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Ericka sounds fascinating! I say go for it! And yeah, the new NaNo site is kinda confusing to me, too.

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phillaine on Oct 10, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

LadyJo on Oct 2, 2019:

Thank you for the great Fall package! I adore the sunflower necklace! I am sending back the review to you! I love this whole package as well! I liked the book review as well! Well just everything! I can't wait to sign up for this swap again!

bluehairedmary on Sep 28, 2019:

Thanks so much for the AWG September wish! The llama washi is adorable! I may get to see some llamas and alpacas in person next month! Yay!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Sep 23, 2019:

Thank you for the AWG wish! These stickers and tiny calendars are exactly what I was hoping for :)

LadyJo on Sep 19, 2019:

Thank you for the Fruit of the Spirit packaged I received ! I am excited to have something to open everyday! I am sure you will have spoiled me! I love these swaps! I hope you always host them!

LadyJo on Sep 17, 2019:

Thank you for the AWG September wish of Swap cards! Um yup got some more the other day from you too! Thanks a bunch! I enjoy seeing others ideas!

yvonne401 on Sep 17, 2019:

Thank you for my AWG September wish of Christian stickers!



LadyJo on Sep 17, 2019:

Thank you for the book you sent to go with Week 2 Swap! I am looking forward to reading it! I am enjoying your mail! I look forward to the rest of weeks coming up!

HappyMom on Sep 13, 2019:


MSturgill87 on Jul 26, 2019:

AWG July

Thank you for the birthday card! ❀

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