Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2022 7:02 am


Original Member
Last Online: May 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.

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!


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.
laterdayze rated for RAKS ~ April on May 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you SO much for all the wonderful goodies you sent for this swap and the letter with envelopes! I appreciated your explanation about how swaps used to be. I LOVE all that you sent me, especially the Cat Pawzzles and the ATC kits!! <3 <3
riftvegan rated for May Birthday card 2022 on May 11, 2022
Comment: Just in time for my birthday! Thank you for the fun card and extras. I enjoyed reading about your birthday traditions... and laughed with joy about your tiara!! Awesome and I Love it!! Happy Birthday Month!
DragonflyDaisy rated for May Memorydex Swap on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower MemoryDex! 🌺 My birthday is in May as well - happy birthday to us - lol! Definitely happy mail! 😀
DragonflyDaisy rated for MDC-Flower dex on May 10, 2022
Comment: Yay! I got your MemoryDex today and now I can properly rate you. Thank you for the flower MemoryDex. I love getting happy mail! 🙂
Comment: Felicia, loe what you did. Ir for sure will go in one of my journals along with the others you did. Thanks for the die-cuts too.
laprochaine rated for Junk Journal Pockets on May 3, 2022
PinotAndPostcards rated for Holiday Fun - May on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for this great package! Everything was wrapped up so beautifully. Happy Swapping.
thriftymermaid rated for Easter Basket Surprise 2022 on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much, Felcia!!! You always make the holidays more special. Thank you for thinking of Zora too. We loved everything.❤️🐰🐰🐰❤️
Bramble rated for ATC int #21 - Spring on Apr 21, 2022
Comment: Love the spring card. Thanks so much!
suepier rated for InCoWriMo 2022 Postcard #1 on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
Comment: Thank you!
willowh rated for ATC int #21 - Spring on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: I got it! So beautiful! Thank you!
Ramya rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Apr 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely article about Arches and Edward Abbey’s part in making it known. It’s a beautiful place and I have been there, hiked in and out. Perhaps I’ll get there again. Thanks! Happy Swapping
Comment: I got it! will wait till December to open. Thank you.
Erianna29 rated for Journaling Cards on Apr 15, 2022
Comment: Love the cards. They are beautiful! I also love and appreciate the extra goodies!! Thank you so much!!
Comment: Thank you so much for my egg package and your generous sharing of books! My girls were swarming me as I opened it, we all picked a book to start!
DaisyNY rated for ZZ ~ It's a String Thing String #99 on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Fresh pens help a lot - it's frustrating to have a pen that won't write.
Comment: I love this envelope so much! Thank you for your sweet note <3 Let me know if you want to be penpals/private swap buddies!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun swap, lots of goodies to play with. Thanks much

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Highlander18 on May 6, 2022:

Thank you very much for the awesome April RAK #2: Mystery small flat-rate box - oh so many fun items for me and my grandchildren. I think I will choose first this time! Oh so new to me whale clips - oh so cute!

Tricia22 on May 6, 2022:

RAKS ONLY USA April RAK TAG- Thank you for the postcards and stamps😊

laterdayze on May 5, 2022:

Hi Felicia - I received the ATC kits for RAK#1 of the RAKS - April swap, can't wait to see what else you come up with! These will be fun to work with and I promise not to mix and match the kits lol :)

24Donna on May 1, 2022:

Hello! I’m your May Faith Sister dear friend! ❤️ Always a blessing to be your partner! Watch your mailbox for mailings coming your way! Praying for you 🙏 God bless you

JuneRosebud on May 1, 2022:

Felicia, thank you for sending me some samples even though I was not a winner on: March RAK #2: 20 diecut bases for Dex cards -- drawing 3/31! I did not realize that there were so many different styles. That was nifty to find out=) Happy Birthday on your special day in a few more days!!

LadyJo on Apr 30, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK USA wishes of Happy Mail Stickers! They will be fun to add to my mail!

rarjones on Apr 27, 2022:

Praying for you today.


G.I.F.T. Faith Sister April

AZmom875 on Apr 25, 2022:

thanks a latte for the memory dex rak

Artstamper on Apr 24, 2022:

Just wanted to let you know I received the tangled zine. I finished it and sent it home.

rarjones on Apr 24, 2022:

Lifting you in prayer today:)

Psalm 29:11 Lord give us Your strength for the day and bless us with Your peace.


G.I.F.T. Faith Sister April

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