Had a pretty major health setback last week. So I'm in catch-up mode for everything.
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.
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.
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.
mellow jazz, blues, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova
comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies in black and white
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.
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.)
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:
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)
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.
Hope these lists help. :)
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.
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!
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