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Last Online: January 16, 2021
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!


MeggyMoo rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Lovely card and envelope, thankyou! And for the Santa stickers too. They have gone into the stash for next year! I hope 2021 has gotten off to a good start for you and yours! All the best, Tracy.
ManitoulinGirl rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I hope you have a lovely 2021.
brumby3 rated for FTLOC#1: Flipbook - Christmas on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Felicia, thank you for the lovely and creative Flipbook that you sent me! I really like it! Take care and happy swapping, Annabelle xoxoxo
Nserviam rated for TGIO 2020! on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Hedgehogs! I love all of it. Thank you so much!
Comment: WOW!! That is an impressive box!! Definitely looking forward to opening everything on Christmas. Thank you so much for keeping this tradition going with me--even during a global pandemic!! You're the best. More to come after Christmas. 💗💗💗🎄🎅
LadyJo rated for Christmas Mailer 2020 on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great gift, that will keep on giving all year long. I am sure I will enjoy it, too! It is nice to sit down, with some tea, and just read a magazine! This one is a new one for me! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas goodies! 🎄🎁🥰
Gaucha rated for Write a Novel in November on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the very nice card, your words and the awesome sticker! see you next year, or at camp ;-)
kfaye rated for Christmas Cracker on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you, it looks nice! Going to save it for a special night :D Happy holidays, stay warm and safe!
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: Holiday Flipbook on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Felicia...I "TOTALLY" love what you made!!! Nothing more to say except...LOL...I love it!!!
cynaemon rated for Mission: Accomplished on Dec 6, 2020
Comment: Wow! I am sorry to hear about all the stress. Hope things will improve for you soon. Still you did write every day, so congratulations on that! Next year will be better.
Stachel rated for Mission: Accomplished on Dec 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your experience of this year's NaNoWriMo! I have the utmost respect for you, that you didn't stop or give up with all those circumstances and situations! <3
ariestess rated for Mission: Accomplished on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I'm still impressed that you did NaNo AND moved!
Comment: Thank You Soooo Much for all the goodies 💖💖💖💖everything arrived in perfect condition 😊😊
Comment: A bundle of joy arrived today. Thank you so much for the adorable cat page stickies, the recipe cards, mini cupcakes (perfect for my black bean cupcakes) and the window sill calendar. Super swap. Love it all. Happy Holidays.
hollycm6 rated for Christmas Swap on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Sooooo humongous a box!! Stuffed with such a quantity of goodies! I hadn’t told Mandy about it yet, so I sent her a photo. The timing was perfect, she really needed a pick me up. I’m going to bring it to her next week, so they may be opened early. (I’m not a fan of early-opening, but I think she needs the boost, so we’ll see!) Thank you!!! (Edited after Christmas: awww what an amazing package!!! Mandy still hasn’t opened hers, she is doing that Thursday, but I LOOOOOVED mine!! Thank you for putting so much thought into everything. You really didn’t need to do so much but I am loving it all, and it was so so fun to open (and the holly giftwrap is perfect!!!) I hope you enjoyed your stocking even half as much as I enjoyed mine :-)
Response: :)
Drachenfrau rated for Corona-letter on Nov 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your letter, Felicia! Wow, what an experience! Moving is indeed an adventure in these times! I hope everything will went smoothe for you!!! Stay safe!!! <3
ariestess rated for The Preptober Countdown on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Nicely done! Thanks for sharing! Bring on NaNo! You've got this!
ariestess rated for NaNo 2020 Midway Check-In! on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing! You can do this! Any wordcount for this month is winning in my book!
Tverne05 rated for Cyber Write-in 2020 on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: This swap was much needed and I enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks so much for hosting it and giving us a kick start. Take Care!

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purple24 on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful book you sent my daughter. She absolutely loves it. — AWG

thriftymermaid on Dec 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the amazing goodies you sent for me, Mom, and Zora this Christmas! It definitely brightened our holidays. We are going to have fun putting together the fleece quilt for Z. Everything you sent for me was spot on, as ever! Sending lots of love and Happy New Year wishes to you and Miss Bernice. xo

CariahCreates on Dec 30, 2020:

Thank you for the card from my AWG wishlist!

lady41701 on Dec 29, 2020:

Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday with the lovely birthday card and tag (AWG-Dec). Your thoughtfulness was much appreciated.

ChrisAnne on Dec 29, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas card and devotional for my December wish list!

chimerix on Dec 27, 2020:

Holy Smokes!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful box full of rubber stamps! I feel so spoiled. They will be used with lots of love and shared with my students when we do craft days. Much Aloha!

2Hearts on Dec 25, 2020:

I received the markers you sent for AWG group! Thank you so much! I was thrilled to open the envie and I can't wait to try them! WOW!! Thanks again!!

thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! 🎄💗

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas! ♥

Tverne05 on Dec 4, 2020:

Thank you sooo much for all the wonderful items you sent me. I certainly do appreciate it. I will put it to good use. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

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