Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2019 2:47 am


Original Member
Last Online: May 24, 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!


grammypammy rated for MONTH OF MAY (2019) ATC #12 on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC! Happy Birthday to you too!
lunadeurano rated for Happy Birthday Card MAY on May 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for your birthday wishes!
LadyCyr rated for MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE USA #2 on May 16, 2019
Comment: I think everything was cool. Is the pozle a complete one? I loved the hearts and flowers like juels and the keychain and the scarf and the playing card and penny. It was a trick gettung the pens out it was a fun swap for sure. I want to do more like it
Response: The puzzle pieces are random (from a 1,000 piece set I bought to use for inchies, ATCs and other projects. They are fun to work with. Can be painted, sanded, altered or used as is. Have fun!
Crazymermaidgirl rated for May Birthday Celebration! on May 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you, thank you, Thank you!!! I Loved everything you sent me and it made my Birthday week extra special( but sorry, i opened them all at once! My daughter and i were too excited!) Sorry about the zip code mix up! I would give you 10 hearts if i could! Happy Birthday month to you!
KathyB rated for Magic Box Destash Swap May on May 8, 2019
Nserviam rated for Writer Workshop Round-Robin 1 on May 7, 2019
Comment: Notebook received! I always enjoy hearing how other people reacted to the same piece of writing. Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Oh my gosh! Iceland sounds amazing and I'm so glad you had a good time! Sounds like you got a lot done in April!
Jsereg001 rated for Happy Mail #3 on May 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all of the awesome goodies!!! Love everything!! ❤️ ❤️
Liiskah rated for I Luv Paper Currency/Banknotes on May 2, 2019
Comment: Thankyou! That's the first polymer Canadian note I've received. It's quite similar to our and NZ's $10 note, I love it!
hg08 rated for Let's Get Crafty-May on Apr 27, 2019
stiffneck78 rated for CPG Flower Flat Envie - US Only on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of floral embellishments and other goodies. Such a nice swap! =)
StwbyQT rated for Happy Birthday Card MAY on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I'm holding the goodies to open up ON my birthday :) I just didn't want to miss the opp to rate YOU! ❤❤❤ Hope you have an amazing upcoming birthday, too!
24Donna rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer (March 2019) on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Wow! You have made this swap wonderful! Everyone was perfect and you have been a great encouragement to me! I will Bible art journal and send you a picture! Enjoyed the articles by Rick Brown. On and on great swap, thank you so very much!!!! God bless you!
pattiairel rated for TCHH: Rainy Day Presents on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you Felicia for a adorable swap!!♥♥♥
Comment: Thanks for your review! I like all the author info you included. And the bookmark.
Nserviam rated for NaNo's Over. Now What? on Mar 29, 2019
Comment: You can do this!
tampagirl rated for Bible Journaling-- Supplies on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: I love it all so much! This was a great swap. I enjoyed sending and receiving. Thank you soooo!!!!
24Donna rated for Bible Journaling-- Techniques on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Great idea! Excited to see your work! I have to many color pencils, pens, gelatos, . . . Really need to get on journaling! Have a blessed day!
smadronia rated for Bookish Bucket List on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your list and the lovely bookmark! I too would like to be on the NY Times bestseller list, although I'd settle for once :)
Comment: Thanks for the letter! I'd never heard of Don't Break The Chain, but I need to look into it. You have far fancier writer goals than I have :)

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yvonne401 on May 21, 2019:

Your welcome for you AWG May wishes. I read my profile AFTER reading your messages. Glad you got them.



hollycm6 on May 19, 2019:

AWGay should say "AWGMay!!!"

hollycm6 on May 19, 2019:

AWGay thank you for the bee envelope... I did finally read the article but had to get myself "in the zone" for it hahaha!! (Poor bees!!! Some people....?????!!!)

craftyone on May 14, 2019:

Thanks for the floral themed envie for my AWG May wish list. It was a nice surprise.

CurlyTea on May 13, 2019:

Thanks for amusing me and sending me some items to upcycle! Much appreciated

tcornell on May 11, 2019:

Thank you very much for the envie of botanical goodies that you sent me for May AWG wish list! I will look into the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention! So far, they haven't coincided with "life" for me, but we'll see! I really appreciate you keeping me posted!

CurlyTea on May 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

thisismeAXiD on May 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

phillaine on Apr 25, 2019:

Thanks for thinking of me and sending me a birthday card and washi for my April AWG wishlist. ♥ It was nice to hear from you.

HappyMom on Apr 23, 2019:

Thank you for granting my wish for AWG-April. Your card was so sweet :) It means a lot to me ❤️


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