Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2018 10:02 pm


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: October 23, 2018
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated September 2018

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.

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.

I love Halloween or fall themes.

  • Milk chocolate
  • Handmade envies
  • Lettersets and notecards
  • Seasonal votive candles and seasonal small hand sanitizers
  • 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 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. 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.



suepier rated for What are your goals this week? #15 on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing your goals with me.
MSturgill87 rated for FF: Profile Surprise Swap on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute planner stickers from my Etsy wishlist!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Sounds like you had a really fun weekend!
MSturgill87 rated for Journal of Individuality on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I got this today and I can't wait to read through it!
MSturgill87 rated for FF - Happy Halloween on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Sounds like a lot of fun, sitting by the fire pit, having a drink, and handing out candy to the little ones. :-) Thanks for the cute felt owl too!
jeka396 rated for FOPS ~ Encourage Me Please on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap and reminder to appreciate the life force giving me breath! The writing papers were right up my alley too!
shinyserra rated for A Cup of Tea and a Letter to Read on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the tea. Yum Tazo! And also I enjoyed very much reading your letter.
Zefaniya rated for What are your goals this week? #15 on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #120 on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Love your note, thank you for sharing our weekend with me.
babypansy rated for Haiku&Surprise! #3 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: The haikus got me excited for autumn!! Thank you for the Japanese washi, they're lovely
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #119 on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Sounds like a great weekend, thanks for sharing.
Response: Too funny! You also get to hear about this past weekend. I got paired to send to you again this week for #120.
neenee0511 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #118 on Sep 25, 2018
SwanPrincessLeah rated for IU: Random Goal(s) on Sep 20, 2018
Lonestarchild rated for Send 3 From the List! #8 on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Fun swap! Love the crawlie critter envie! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much. J.M. Barrie is actually the author most dear to me, for many reasons. So this was extra special.
Comment: I loved the cute postcard! I totally agree, Netflix would be hard to live without!
coleenfranks rated for Tea swap on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Amy.
MSturgill87 rated for I Love My Body Because... on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: It's so lovely to see other women loving their bodies for what others would see as "imperfections" -- those "flaws" are exactly what make each of our bodies so beautiful and unique!
liez987 rated for NH Mail Art swap on Sep 12, 2018
AshCash rated for Envelope Drop #11 - Senders Choice on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!

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Moni on Sep 20, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely labels you sent me for my wish!

fbresnah on Jul 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Random Envie tag!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Jul 12, 2018:

Love my turtle addys you sent for my wish!!! Thank you!!!

MSturgill87 on Jul 10, 2018:

Thank you for the great assortment of handmade envelopes for my July AATW wishlist! They're all so adorable. 😊

daydreamer47 on Jul 1, 2018:

Hi Amy! Thank you tons for the beautiful washi samples 😊

zurdoswifey on Jun 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Holiday leftovers for June wishes in AATW...everything is fantastic and very much appreciated...

Have a fantastical weekend =)

mgallardo68 on Jun 11, 2018:

@knitterofhats thank you so much for the lovely bird items you sent as IFM > [Sticky] May 2018 WTA prize! Love them!!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for granting a June AATW wish for me. I love all the little tuck ins you sent me to send to my pen pals. You sent such cute little bits. I can't wait to send them out. Thank you for thinking of me. :)

simcoe54 on May 29, 2018:

FOPS: Tag Game - Pick 2 -- Thanks for the lighthouse postcard and notecards.

susieq11 on May 27, 2018:

Welcome to AATW! : )

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