Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 10:25 pm


Original Member
Last Online: September 25, 2023
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

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 and/or card 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/silver Christmas color theme; cowboy boot(s) ornaments; 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 PenGems, 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; GNC protein shakes.

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!


Rbrstmpr rated for WIYM- Bookmarks-US on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Yowza Batgirl! What a fabulous swap!! I had guests when your envie arrived so I wasn’t the only one to look for the #14’s. Too much fun! Love everything but my 2 favorites are the gal with the glasses which I’ll use as a bookmark on my upcoming trip and the Chinese PC. Love It!!!
Zefaniya rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ August on Aug 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the letter! This heat is rough! The high today was 110! ETA: I finally had some time to go through mailing #4 & #5. Your prayers have been working..my aunt found out thus week that the chemo is working AND the cancer hasn’t spread to other areas! This was a delightful swap and I look forward to swapping with you in the future!
Comment: I was very happy to get this swap! And was overwhelmed with your generosity. The ribbons are gorgeous, and so many of them! I also liked the botanical stickers and the faith booklets.
jessiedau rated for CSG ~ Christian Clusters on Aug 2, 2023
Comment: oh my goodness Felicia! Your clusters are beautiful!!! Can't wait to use them!!!
carol rated for Places I Want to Go Postcard on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: Wow! Quite a list, and a few I've never even thought of--I need to investigate! I would love to go to Galapagos, and I have been to Sydney and up the coast to Cairns--what a great trip! Highly recommend Australia--such a friendly place, lovely people, beautiful scenery, and at least when I was there, the exchange rate was great for Americans! Happy travels! I hope we both get to all the places on our lists!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Christmas in July on Jul 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice Christmas gifts! All things I will use an enjoy! It is sort of fun to get Christmas gifts in the middle of summer with so much hot weather!
JJcrafty rated for USA Clusters on Jul 18, 2023
Comment: Love all of your clusters! Very creative.
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Light to Lighthouses on Jul 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this swap from the neat front of the envelope to the neat cutouts, bookmarker I love, card, the banner, and the note, journal papers! Lighthouse always remind me of God's Caring Love!
alittledabble rated for 🍋LEMON ATC🍋 on Jul 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the stickers and the cloud stationery. So many cute stickers! I wasn’t familiar with the Create 365 but I’ll definitely have to check it out. Happy swapping!
Comment: I really like the card. I look forward to sending it. I agree...the little thin white trim looks great but it had to be really hard to glue.
Honeybee203 rated for Happy Mailbox ALL MONTH June 23 on Jul 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for everything!! I got another package today updated on July 8 so nice ty so much 😍😍
BuddyBriar rated for CPG Glue Book Page - US on Jun 26, 2023
Comment: OH SO PRETTY. This make a beautiful journaling card in a pocket for my daily junk journal. THANKS too for the cute stickers and extra "envelope pocket" .... Love it ALL!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG ATC Kit - US on Jun 19, 2023
Comment: Wowee, what an incredibly artistic:) generous and thoughtful swap - I love everything! Thank you so much for a truly awesome swap. I also love how you packaged everything up!!
emlawz2023 rated for Uplifting Article on Jun 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the articles! I had no idea redwork was a thing, but now that I think about, I recall seeing some old quilts that look just like it! I also enjoyed the happy articles, the roof one made me chuckle, because I just had a tree fall on my house and had to replace part of my roof as well. I also loved the stickers! Thanks again!
24Donna rated for GIFT: Masterpiece of the Butterfly on Jun 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful swap! So many sweet things and I enjoyed your letter. So nice to have you as my partner my friend! I’ve missed swapping with you! God bless you
JustSmurfie rated for Happy Mailbox ALL MONTH MAY on Jun 4, 2023
Comment: You've been such an amazing partner this month! Thank you for the great, creative, and colorful pieces of mail! I can't wait to try the HEB coffee, I can't wait to try it!
MawBella rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month ~ MAY on May 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much.
LadyGuenevere rated for Pick me up May on May 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your little "pick-me-up!", and your note was enjoyable to read! Your username is well-deserved! <3
Begokschaf rated for CSG ~ Pick a Theme: Spring on May 26, 2023
Comment: Wow. Thank you for everything!
Comment: Great journal, Felicia, you definitely did make a fuss making this journal and I love it!!! And your end-of-the-craft-project "oops!" solution was brilliant! Love all the paper you used and the tuck-ins - and especially the skull Halloween washi tape!! So glad you were my partner for this swap!!! Thank you!!

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chimerix on Sep 27, 2023:

Thank you for the surprise circus stickers. They are so fun. Aloha

24Donna on Sep 19, 2023:

Thank you for mailing #3! So much fun! Enjoying the little book “Unshakable” ! Thank you for your kindness and especially your prayers ❤️

24Donna on Sep 8, 2023:

Thank you for the way cool TEXAS postcard! Indiana is starting to cool down, thankfully today is cool and breezy! Hope you keep cool 😎!

BlueberryLady on Sep 7, 2023:

GIFT-Faith Sister- September:
Great is our Lord, and of great power. Psalm 147:5

bluerose3 on Sep 6, 2023:

August 2 rak floral stickers. Thank you for the pretty floral stickers.

BlueberryLady on Sep 3, 2023:

Good Morning- I am your GIFT Faith Sister for September. The sky is starting to get pink so the sun will be up soon. I hope your Labor Day Weekend is filled with Love. Any Prayer Requests? Jean 6:49 AM

Aumonae on Aug 21, 2023:

Thank you so much for the beautiful stickers (Be kind) via RAKs Only USA August RAK #1. I love them and especially their message.

JKartstuff on Aug 16, 2023:

Thinking of you and praying for you!

"For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;" Proverbs 2:6‭-‬7 NKJV

August Faith Sister ❤️

Zefaniya on Aug 9, 2023:

Thank you for the happy mail for GIFT sister! Yay gilmore girls!! This scrapping with my gnomies sounds like so much fun!

Zefaniya on Aug 7, 2023:

Thank you for the happy mail for GIFT sister August!

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