Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2018 4:43 pm


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Last Online: November 14, 2018
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

Favorite Music

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 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!


ariestess rated for NaNo Prep: 31 Day Free Workshop on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing! And thank you for the snail mail you sent along! I have a feeling it will come in handy somewhere along the line.
Comment: Felicia!! Always wonderful to get a Christmas swap from you!! Thank you so much for the sweet note and the presents, I look forward to opening them on the Big Day! Let me know if you'd like to do a private Christmas swap. Hope all is well in your world. Hugs!
Response: Indeed! Let's do our annual swap!
MilliePenpals rated for Write a Novel in 30 Days! on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely note. Good luck with the rest of NaNoWriMo :)
Nehalennia rated for Polka dot ATC! on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your super cute ATC... I LOVE dwarfs, so a perfect creation for me <3
Cherylb rated for NaNo Prep: Deal a Prompt on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Presentation was great. And the cards are a big help with NaNo.
redchuckstress rated for Advent Calendar Swap Round 4 on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I am looking forward to opening these next month!
ajennell rated for Writing Article and Takeaway on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Great article, too. I've had The Kite Runner on my TBR list for a while now but never got around to reading it. This article definitely made me want to read it again.
Comment: Thank you for the great looking presents! I will tuck them away for Christmas!
Cherylb rated for Weekly Rewards for NaNo 2018 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Super WOW!!!!. I squealed with delight when I opened my NaNo rewards.Thank you for not only the NaNo rewards, but also for the NaNo prep material. I can't wait for NaNo.
Response: So glad you like your rewards package (and mascot!). Now it's almost time to earn those rewards. You can do it!
Cherylb rated for Mascot for NaNo 2018 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Wow, this is a great mascot. Every time I handle my keys it is a great reminder of what I need to do this November.
Lexidh rated for Handmade Gift Tags (Int'l) on Oct 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you =) Lovely!
CraftyChristina rated for CSG ~ Christian / Bible ATCs on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and encouraging ATC. I love it and the stamped extras.
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #99 - Pretty Tape on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Got them!
AZmom875 rated for CSG ~ Christian / Bible ATCs on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: A very nice ATC, and thanks for stamping a few extra bible verses for my future use.
Eulegirl rated for Advent Calendar Swap Round 3 on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I'm so excited for advent to arrive!
Scrybe rated for September 2018 Journal Swap on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: ! WoW ! Thank you for the great journal and the goodies ! Excellent ! Extra hearts !
Nserviam rated for WW: This Month, I want to... on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Yay, you did things this month! :) Keep it up. Thanks for swappping!
laterdayze rated for Halloween Card and Goodies #3 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween card and goodies! I love the stickers and the little note pad with pencil is so cute!
Nserviam rated for NaNo Prep: 12 Faces on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: How wonderful! Thank you so much!
Comment: Had a wonderful week!

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anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

MSturgill87 on Nov 13, 2018:

So happy you like the 5,000 word reward! :) And way to go on reaching that goal! Keep going!

Sherry71 on Nov 2, 2018:

For The November Loot Bag swap and thanks for joining :)

Sherry71 on Nov 2, 2018:

Sherry71 on Oct 31, 2018:


Babsmomof5 on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you so very much for thinking of my daughter and sending a wish to her! I have added it to our hospital bag and will give it to her Friday after her surgery!

yvonne401 on Oct 23, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG October wish of Happy Anniversary cards!



orneryswife on Oct 23, 2018:

Thank you for the October AWG goodies. 💟

Lonestarchild on Oct 22, 2018:

Thanks so much for the yummy sparkly orange ribbon for AWG Oct. Just perfect for Halloween treat bags!

MSturgill87 on Oct 17, 2018:

Hahaha! I love that you were trying to figure out who sent the 5,000 word incentive package. I hope you love what was sent once you get to open it. :)

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