Swap-bot Time: September 16, 2019 1:57 pm


Original Member
Last Online: September 16, 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!


samsstuff rated for Writer Workshop Round Robin 5 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
smadronia rated for TWW: This Month, I want to... May on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you! sorry for the late rate!
carol rated for Vignette Character Study #2 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing this character with me. As you said, she's not very likeable yet, but she certainly is intriguing! As a reader, I am curious about her story and what is going to happen to her. I agree that the demographic info at the beginning is helpful. I did something similar for my character. I thought your dialogue was especially good. I have to admit that #3 left me a little confused, but that can be good. I am curious about what is going to happen next!
LilysMama rated for Little book of Encouragement on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Little Book, it is perfect! I love that you made alternate covers, this turned out great! I also appreciate the quotes on your envelope ♥️
Comment: Hey Felicia!! Oh my gosh! In the midst of this crazy upside down moving business, I forgot to rate you!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the books and treasures you chose for me for this swap!! Thank you so much!! The "envies" were so awesome! Very creative! I have all my books packed up to take to our apartment, so I'll have lots of choices! Thank you so much for being such a blessing in my life!!! :)
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Send Me Your Bulletin on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Felicia, Thank you for sending lots of info on your church. I especially liked the prayer calendar.
Larina rated for Short Story Fiction +1500 on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: I've been left hanging! What the heck happened to Barbara?! Shame on Buddy, I hope he learns from his mistakes. Does he end up with Ericka? Is there romance or is this just a mystery? Let me know when your book comes out please, I must finish it! It was a very enjoyable read.
24Donna rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer (July 2019) on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for everything especially hosting these fun swaps! Received today my Christmas in July ❤️ Loved it! Plus the DC sticker and everything! Can’t wait to start the book looks like a good one and I love a good book! God bless you! I’ve so enjoyed having you as my partner!!
Nserviam rated for Postcard from Camp 2019 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Eeep! Just realized I hadn't rated this one. Thanks for swapping!
Nserviam rated for Writer Workshop Round-Robin 4 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for swapping! I always enjoy reading other people's takes on the same article.
Comment: Fantastic month for you! thank you for your swap
JudalineZ rated for Magic Box Destash August on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the stuff
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter. I enjoyed reading your meditation notes. Your picture was beautiful. What a wonderful meditation focus!
Comment: This brown bag of thingys arrived with me safe and sound. Not sure how I will piece this story together yet now Ive seen what has arrived, but I'll get there. Thank you very much.
kokoloc rated for Bible Journaling -- Reverse Surprise on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: I LOVE my journaling kit! You included so many fun things. I don't even know where to begin. I loved the tips you included, and I've always wanted to use one of those mini file folders! Thank you for everything.
Eulegirl rated for Lets get Bookish on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: I knew A River Runs Through it was a book. And I loved the movie when I first saw it, many moons ago! l love the tote bag.The bookmarks are awesome! I can always use highlighters. I enjoyed the articles a lot. Thanks so much!
JudalineZ rated for Magic Box Destash Swap July on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Hello Felicia!! Oh!! What a creative mind you have!! I love what you did with our sitckers!!! I have the bookmark firmly placed in a book and the tag is going right in our Inspire Bible!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the coffee stickers you saved for me!!! Oh how well you know me!! Thank you for another beautiful swap! :)
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! FELICIA!!!!! What an amazing week of everything coffee!!! You are SO SO SO SO creative and fill each swap with such love and thought! I love the little verses you made for me and I have them up on my kitchen cabinets!! Thank you for another spectacular swap!! :)
kokoloc rated for Bible Journaling-- Kit Surprise on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Wow! What a fun swap. I was amazed at how you used the kit items. So creative! I love the journaling pocket you created out of the envelope!

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HappyMom on Sep 13, 2019:


MSturgill87 on Jul 26, 2019:

AWG July

Thank you for the birthday card! ❤

tcornell on Jul 11, 2019:

Thank you for the ATC sleeves and Christmas tags that you sent to me for AWG July wishes! I'm thrilled with both!

bluehairedmary on Jul 9, 2019:

Thank you SO much for the llama-unicorn bookmark and birthday wishes for the AWG group! I love it and will definitely use it right away! Thanks again!

debbiespoms on Jul 9, 2019:

Many many thank you'd for the AWG RAK wish for box of books. They all look so good!

Ryleighsmom on Jul 8, 2019:

Thank you for the fabulous birthday mail you sent to my daughter via AWG! So appreciated!! ❤️❤️

HappyMom on Jun 22, 2019:


Thank you for granting my June wishes in AWG!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 21, 2019:


Thank you for the interesting stickers for AWG June!

My fave: I have to go to the bathroom
LOL - I want that on a t-shirt!!!

yvonne401 on Jun 20, 2019:

Thank you for the great well card and prayer card (AWG June RAK)! Thanks for thinking of me. I'm doing a lot better. I should be back to swapping in July.



craftyone on Jun 20, 2019:

Hello and thank you for the June AWG wishes. I love the pretty patterned papers!

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