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Last Online: March 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.

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!


Caromite rated for Inchies! on Mar 17, 2019
Jafferty rated for WIYM: Do What You Want 2 on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
crochetjunkie rated for WIYM: Do What You Want 2 on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: I can ALWAYS use tissues! Lol Thanks! The โ€œaddendumโ€ greatly amused me!! Love silly jokes!!
Comment: Thank you for your letter. And thank you for the lovely stickers. I never got a red envelope before. I found swap bot via Flicker friend
24Donna rated for Bible Journaling-- Sticker Sheets on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you wonderful stickers! Yes please if the instructor has extras, just let me know how much and Iโ€™ll send to you! God bless
USAFwife rated for R&W: February book bingo on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great swap. :) I haven't read the book by Jude Deveraux - I don't usually like romance, but time travel .... might try that. :) Did you read or enjoy An American Marriage? I don't usually like 'best seller' books and usually avoid anything raved about like this book was, but I got to read it last year when it was first published and I actually liked it a lot more than I expected to. Thanks for sharing. :) And thanks for the cute bookmark. :)
irinah rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Mar 5, 2019
mle rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Mar 1, 2019
Atomictea rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: nice bookmarks will use definitely.
marclively rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Marc
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Mail Art Theme: Sender's Choice on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great awesome looking envie! I will be putting it in my book of Mail Art! I never tried that way of drawing! Thank you for the websites and instructions. I am not an artist like that but I could try! You do neat work! Thank you for the extras too! I love the Snail stickers!
YooperHill rated for Inchies! on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much
LadyJo rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: I love the book you sent to me! Thank you so very much! I was lucky to have you to receive from!
shinyserra rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much :)
Comment: What an amazing presentation! WOW! You went SO above and beyond, what fun. Also, you have recruited me! I must get this book ASAP. Thank you so much, and you have sure inspired me to put a bit more into my next book swap! I'm so excited to start Brandon Sanderson's new series, from the bookmark--as well as to read the next book after Oathbringer---hopefully don't wait too long! Thanks!
graciepie49 rated for ZZ ~ USA Zine Go Round R7 on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Hi Felicia, what a cute zine! And I like the cover message, "Be Creative." Creative is a good way to be.
jandmterry rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer-January 2019 on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: I want to thank you for making my January great. I looked forward to your packages weekly. I will make lots of pretties with my kits. I love the notecards that you enclosed this week. My Chemo ladies are going to like them.
Michelle0329 rated for TCHH: Snowy Day Gift Exchange on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!! Its freezing here so this was a nice surprise!! Thank you!!
ccmmsu rated for Reading Postcard! on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: That's a very intriguing first line! I don't know what the map says either, but I like it. :) Thank you for a cool swap!

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

Lonestarchild on Mar 8, 2019:

Thanks so much for the AWG March Wish of cards -- really needed those! And fun washi too!

tcornell on Feb 25, 2019:

Prayers for your mom, Felicia! <3

ChrisAnne on Jan 2, 2019:

Thank you for the sweet wish from my AWG Dec wish list!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


hollycm6 on Dec 21, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday present and the Daily Bread... I'm really looking forward to reading it. It reminds me of when I was little, my mother always had these around!! <3

Sherry71 on Dec 20, 2018:

Have a Blessed Day!

HappyMom on Dec 19, 2018:

I really appreciate the Houston mag you sent for my AWG December Wish! Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŒž

yvonne401 on Dec 8, 2018:

Thank you for the encouraging message. Yes I'm starting to feel better. I can now type with two hands finally. I'm continuing to take things slow so I don't relapse.



AddictWithAPen on Dec 3, 2018:

I received the gifts from the Cyber Writing today, thank you so much ! Iโ€™ll start reading the book tonight

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