Swap-bot Time: December 12, 2019 3:57 pm


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: December 12, 2019
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated November 2019

Hello! My name is Amy. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live here with my husband of 28 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 24 years old. He lives on his own now and is working hard managing a local restaurant 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.

April 2018 Camping Update: We recently purchased an Aliner Ranger 12 pop-up camper. Let the adventures begin! And, no more camping on the ground for us!

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.

  • Mailing labels in themes: lighthouse, yarn, bicycling
  • Milk chocolate
  • Handmade envies
  • Letter sets and note cards
  • Soft bed socks, especially aloe infused
  • Seasonal dish towels, napkins, small paper plates
  • 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, pop-up A-frame campers
  • 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.
  • Handmade earrings - silver tones please
  • Fabric/sewn zipper pouches - seasonal are awesome
  • Handmade soaps mint and lavendar scents


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 via SwapBot messaging 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 something 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. I will ALWAYS change my rating if I get something and things are resolved.

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.



satinification rated for Merry Christmas on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, extras and wishes :) Christmas sticky notes are wonderful. In Poland, the Christmas tree is set up at home on Christmas Eve or just a little before it. It was snowing recently, but the weather is still uncertain. I still hope for white holidays :) Merry Chrstmas! I wish you a happy birthday ;) !
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice card. IT sounds like you have lots to be grateful for. :) Sorry for the late rating - the post office delivered this to our PO box rather than home, even though you addressed it to home. :(
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard. I hope you got your Christmas tree up and Happy (early) Birthday!
kfaye rated for St. Nick's Day Swap US on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you :) Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you so much for everything!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome notecard. The huge brewery sticker on the back of the envelope is very cool! The family owned a camper when I was a kid. It was not a pop-up though. I LOVE camping, but absolutely detested that camper. Instead of selling it to purchase a bigger one, the family just quit camping altogether. Sad. Miss it.
Comment: Thank you!
susieq11 rated for Thanksgiving Greetings 2019 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Amy! You definitely had a lot to be thankful for this year! Have a great Thanksgiving!! xxx
nannydino rated for love is love is love is love on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Hi Amy thank you for the Head Harbour Lighthouse PC...always love yourself :) that sounds like you had some nice pampering myself time . Happy November swapping peace love light
Littleroo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #170 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the mermaid card. Love it!
faeriemail rated for Tea & Note card -USA on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail.
Comment: Thank you for the great enveloppe. I like everything you’ve inclusief. I would like to visit the White House one day.
susieq11 rated for Notecards & Tea October on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your note and the tea! Hope you enjoyed your weekend alone! : ) Have a great week!
Martha rated for USA- Quick Tea Time on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Love all the Tea's !!! Thanks so much !!
mayrasaur rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #164 on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: Hello! My apologies for failing to rate sooner! I was sure I had rated your swap! I thank you for the notecard! It is always interesting to read about someone else's weekend.
Response: Thanks for letting me know it arrived.
kelliegirl6 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #166 on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing! That’s lovely that you volunteer... Best wishes to all the couples!
KarenFife rated for World Post Day PC - Oct 9 2019 on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the unique World Post Day postcard! Love the sticker collage at the bottom of the greeting, too. I have those same stickers!πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
Joeanniee rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #165 on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend.
Comment: What an awesome package. I love the handmade aspects the most - the cute dish towel to hand on my stove and the handmade washcloth. The soap smells nice and I actually bought that same hand cream for my partner and wished I bought one for myself. Nice goodies and card. Have a Boowonderful Halloween! Made my day.
shtrqueen rated for Profile Surprise on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the teas - I'm looking forward to trying them. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!

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LunaCass on Jun 29, 2019:

Hello Amy, I just wanted to let you know I received the letter-set grabbie tag, thank you! I can't wait to use them, have a lovely day. :)

Bhindblueeyes on Apr 25, 2019:

Thank you so much for the PC for the AB swap! What a surprise, and it's so perfect to keep as a daily reminder!! Thank you <3

debbiespoms on Mar 23, 2019:

Thank you Amy for my Wish via May your wish come true Profile swap. I am in love with these bookmarks! You went above & beyond on these!

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