Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 11:05 am


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: December 17, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated February 2018

Feb 13: I was hit by a car riding my bike home from work. My right ankle is broken in several places and I await surgery. Feb 23: I had surgery. I have a plate and eight screws in place. I am recovering but will not be able to be weight for another month or so. March 6: I started physical therapy today but still no weight bearing.

Hello! My name is Amy. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live here with my husband of 26 years. In early 2017, we lost our furry son, a Bichon/Westie mix of 13.5 years, to lymphoma. We do have a human son, who is 23 years old. He lives on his own now and is working hard managing a local restaurant/club and working to get engaged to a lovely gal! We love our empty nest!

We missed our dog, so have begun to take in dogs for sitting via Rover. If you are new to Rover and need to use a sitter local to you, you can use our coupon code to save $20 on your first stay: EMPTYNESTPETHAVEN20.

I work full-time in nursing administration for several human services programs within our local government. In my spare time, I love to ride my bike around town and on the local trails, knit, watch Neflix and read/write pen pal letters.

My husband and I volunteer in a peer ministry helping couples who are experiencing pain in their marriages. This program is called Retrouvaille. We highly recommend it because it saved our marriage. If you ever have questions about it, please let me know.

Favorite Crafts

  • Knitting - socks, hats - love sock yarn for socks and hats
  • Crocheting - blankets, baby hats
  • Making handmade envies
  • Sewing (when my machine and I are not fighting)


Wish List

In no particular order...meant to help you if you are stuck deciding what to send.

  • Lettersets and notecards
  • Handmade envies
  • Washi Tape
  • Handmade soaps mint and lavendar scents
  • Seasonal dish towels
  • Black tea with caffeine (plain, flavored, chai). I will re-gift non-black teas you send if it is a sender's choice swap. So, don't worry if you don't have black tea on hand.
  • Orbit gum...bubble mint and cinnamon
  • Burt's Bees lip balm
  • Superwash wool yarn in worsted weight or cotton yarn in worsted weight.
  • Return address labels - please include US or USA as part of the label
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, teal, black, green
  • Collections/themes: lighthouses, bicycle related items, yarn, knitting, snail mail
  • Knit or crocheted items I love: Hats, mittens, socks, cowls, bags
  • Please see my Ravelry, Amazon and Etsy wish lists at the top of my profile for ideas.
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, teal, black
  • Solid lotion bars
  • Holiday specific hand towels, plates or napkins.
  • If you sew, I'd love a hanging grocery bag holder.


Info about Swapping

I send swaps out on time. I also endeavor to rate in a timely fashion. If you have question about a swap I've marked as sent, please contact me before rating. I'd like to have a chance to make things right.

If I have not rated you, please drop me a line and ask. I try to keep up with rating but sometimes, due to my humanness, I forget. I'm happy to look at my files and get the rating completed.

Please write your username and the name of the swap on the INSIDE of the envelope or package so I can rate you.

I'm not big on responding to ratings on my profile. Please don't take this personally. If you'd like to have more communication with me or become a pen pal, please let me know. I'm open to new pen pals and private swaps.

Please don't contact me to ask me why I did not give you a heart. If I didn't give you a heart, I didn't think your swap warranted it.

If your swap does not meet criteria, I will rate down, and contact you to let you know why. While I will still rate you down, I will change my rating if things are rectified in a timely fashion. I rate down pending resolution to notify other swappers and hosts of a potential problem.

Most of all, Swapbot is a fun hobby for me. It's not a job. However, life sometimes happens. If for some reason you have a problem fulfilling a swap because you don't have the stuff or life is busy and you'll be late, please communicate with me. I'm more than willing to take your stress into consideration when I rate, IF I know what is happening and you communicate with me. I'll also communicate to let you know if I'm having a problem and would expect some flexibility and kindness from you.

If you are swapping with me and there is drama around things, don't be surprised if you can no longer contact me. I will block you without hesitation to save myself from your drama. I want to have fun and easy times here on Swapbot, not drama. It's nothing personal; it's about self-preservation.

I won't create a list for those who have not sent or not rated on my profile. I will call those people out through the rating, in public forums and on their profiles. I won't have my profile filled up with negatives. It's just how I'm choosing to do it.

Most importantly, enjoy Swapbot, the people you meet and the goodies that come your way! Let's create good Karma out there.



tatipop rated for Oh For The Love of Tea on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Bridgette rated for Adress Labels on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cactus address labels! I love them!
Comment: Hi Amy Received my 2 headbands today and Thank you so much.They will come in handy when we do our morning walks,...It has been breezy so I really need cover on my ears. Thanks again
Response: So glad they arrived so quickly! I can’t wait for spring.
cajiky rated for Blind, quick tea swap on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for nice tea in colorfull envi.
NatACT rated for Valentine's Tea Intl on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the yummy looking tea :)
ericabella rated for Valentine's Tea Intl on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Amy!
elflady rated for HG: Send a Heart on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the dishcloth. I actually knit my own so this one will go to my collection. Thanks also for the patterns. Warm regards elflady
Comment: Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Black tea is my favorite! Thank you!
bluehairedmary rated for Love is Universal! on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Valentine card! I am enjoying the cold only so I can keep wearing my hand knit items. But yes, I want it warm up too!
susieq11 rated for Valentine's Day Card with Mail Art on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun envelope and glittery card - it's so pretty! You know I love those Snoopy stickers too! We had a snowstorm this morning. I'm always ready for winter to be over!!! Hope you have a great day!
junemoon rated for Favorite Moment A Day on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for giving me a look at the good things that happened to you last month -- you chose a great time for this swap with you vacation time in it. Keep on doing what you're doing, it sounds like a happy life.
skier11 rated for Valentine's Tea Intl on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Happy Valentines Day!!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Happy Notecard Jan#2 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you Amy. Always nice to hear from you. Will be dropping a letter in the mail in the next weeks to you.
charophyta rated for Valentine's Tea USA on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and nice tea!
JurassicParkerPage rated for Valentine's Tea Intl on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: thank you for the lovely card and tea!
AZmom875 rated for Valentine's Tea USA on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: I love the glittery card.
thequilterslink rated for Valentine's Tea USA on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for cute card, love the tea!!
marinda rated for Note card-Valentine's Day themed on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much! I enjoyed your note. Sounds like a great day!
Onibah3 rated for Tea and a Note 3 on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Hi there! Nice to connect with you again. Thank you for the cute notecard, lovely words and fabulous tea - never tried this Twinnings before, and am looking forward to it :) Diane in Toronto

Rating Overview

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ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

Bhindblueeyes on Dec 7, 2017:

Profile check for IU: Gift Swap. In reading your profile, you have a great wishlist - pro approved - partners will be assigned tomorrow. Thank you for joining!

lawchick on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for angel-ling the Unusual Tea swap. I appreciate it very much! :)

njstauter on Aug 24, 2017:

I really like your authenticity on the profile here. It seems to me that your energy is quite healthy and very inspirational to keep the negatives from sticking. I support creating all manner of good things for ourselves and others.

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

reader44ever on Nov 15, 2016:

Thank you for the lovely note you sent me, Amy. I love the image on the note card: Reading does indeed raise awareness! I will try to reply, but it might take me awhile. I'll aim to reply before 2016 says bye-bye, though! :-)

Thank you again!!! :-)

deborahbanach on May 12, 2013:


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