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Last Online: October 26, 2020
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

August 2020 Note

Thank you to the awesome person who sent me the #mailingloveout envelope! What a delightful surprise!

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, the reboot of Charmed and Snowpiercer.

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, and a vaccine for coronavirus COVID-19.

  • 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 Weekly Rewards for NaNo 2020 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: OMFG Thank you so much! There are not enough hearts in the universe to give you! And I haven't even opened anything yet, but I know I'm gonna love it all! You just made the rest of Preptober and all of NaNoWriMo so much better! You absolutely rock!
shannonlinde rated for Stay-at-Home Retreat Round #4 on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Oh Felicia!! As always, your incredible artistry shines through!! I absolutely lived our retreat and everything we did. I still on awe over the From Cardboard to Classy Treasure Box you made!! And the beautiful book inside!! Thank you so much!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
shannonlinde rated for Send a Christmas Song 1 on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: So exciting!! Thank you for the Christmas swap!! I will be saving it for Christmas Day!! I am sure it is fabulous!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
lou rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer October 2020 on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed the holiday stickers on outer envelope & looks like a fun surprise, thank you! (β€œAlmost” could open now, lots of snow yesterday makes it seem like Christmas is soon!)
Comment: Thank you for this insight in your structure and working routines πŸ‘πŸ» It's very interesting to see how someone else is doing things. πŸ€—I wish you all the best for your NaNo project this year πŸ€—
Cherylb rated for Preptober 2020 #1: Start with a Plan on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: The package was above the requirements for this swap. I really want to read the book you've plotted.
1koolkrafter rated for LSRUS: USA Spoil Your Partner on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Felicia...what a fun package you sent! I love everything in it. I will definitely enjoy crafting with what you sent me! Thanks
Comment: Thank you for the gift and the extras! Looking forward to December when I will open this! Thank you for joining this swap!
Comment: Hi Felicia! I got my box today!! Thank you!! I'm going to save opening it til Christmas but I'm SO EXCITED!!!
Comment: Wow! What an amazing treat!!! The girls and I were so excited to unroll the ball and see what magic would fall out next! So many treasures! Thank you so much for your generosity!!
Nserviam rated for The Writer's Challenge Game on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Oh I love the fact that you had the exact same thought I had while writing. :) But I do actually like your story. It made me laugh.
Nserviam rated for Read a Writers' Craft Book on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: I have Larry Brook's Story Engineering but haven't read it yet! It was almost the book for this swap. Thank you for the index card quotes! You are awesome.
thriftymermaid rated for Stocking Stuffer Trio on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you my friend!! My stocking is getting fuller!! Looking forward to the big day. Hugs!!
Comment: So looking forward to opening my present, thank you.
Amelia rated for Get Writing! Road Trip Letter on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: I really loved hearing about your trips! May I write you back and tell you my favorite places in Houston?
Response: Absolutely!
Comment: Pretty little handwritten note with a recommendation for a TV show.
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Fall Gift Exchange on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sending me a box of Fall! What a lovely wrapped package with a beautiful bow! I am in need of potholders. I never had any Fall ones! It was a great gift! Thank you for joining this swap!
kfaye rated for WIYM: Altered disposable face mask on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mask! We don't get much fall color here in So Ca either. I am planning on using your mask as a decoration somehow ...maybe on a jack-o-lantern :D
bluesky rated for LSRUS: USA Happy Un-birthday Gift on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Lovely package 😊 thank you so much. It brought a lot of joyful excitement.My daughter loved to unwrap everything 😁 and she claimed the cute bear for herself right away.
Comment: Beautiful - And so fun to open each package - really loved it all and thank you for the beautiful handmade gift, beautiful colors - More hearts would be yours if I could. Thank you for a fun "envie"

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hollycm6 on Sep 25, 2020:

Thank you for my AWG Sept wish! I made a pumpkin spice bundt cake this week to celebrate the first day of fall, and used the leaves to decorate the plate. My grandkids loved them!

LadyJo on Sep 23, 2020:

Thank you for my September AWG wish of sunflowers. I love the stickers!

ChrisD on Sep 22, 2020:

The papers you chose are brilliant!

pinklilly on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you for granting me for Sept wishes, the fall leaves!

ChrisAnne on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the AWG wish. I have used Daily Bread's daily devotionals, but I have never seen the series before. Thank you for sharing this encouragement!

Autist on Sep 17, 2020:

Thank you for the AWG Anniversary Card with so many Inexpensive Date Ideas! My husband was very happy to get get happy mail addressed to him! Thanks!!

tcornell on Sep 17, 2020:

Thank you so much for the blank labels that you sent for Sept. AWG, they are exactly what I needed!

Spicynacho on Sep 14, 2020:

Hopefully my handmade jewellery swap #2 will be up at the end of the month so keep an eye out! I'm glad you enjoyed it x ❀️🌼

kaypendragon on Sep 11, 2020:

Thanks for the lovely AWG birthday wishes!

LadyJo on Sep 4, 2020:

Thank you for the Lighthouse wishes! This is for AWG August wishes! Look for some wishes from me soon! I sent you something today with arrival of Tuesday. Enjoy!

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