Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2019 6:35 pm


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated AUGUST 2019

Slowing down on swapping for the summer of 2019 due to vacation and such. Will fulfill any and all swaps I do join or host.

I returned to my mail box on August 11. Iโ€™ve rated all swaps than were in my held mail pile.

Hello! My name is Amy. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live here with my husband of 27 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
  • 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 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.



LilysMama rated for NH: Pair of Notecards - US Only on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards :)
crimsonfuligin rated for Tea for Thee # 2 on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the teas, they look very interesting. Iโ€™m looking forward to trying the pineapple. ๐Ÿ˜Š
tizzicat rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #154 on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you. You're a lot more active than me!
kelliegirl6 rated for A Note For You # 5 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Sweet veggie stickers. Oh Kale Yeah! Lol. ๐Ÿฅฌ
Candace rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #153 on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: That was a full holiday weekend! Enjoy your upcoming vacation!
123Poggy123 rated for FOPS: A fun letter on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your fun letter. I love watching Humming Birds & I can't think of a more enjoyable way to have your morning coffee. Thank you so much for the postage stamps.
RNRISLOVE rated for Tea for Thee # 3 on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great tea. We just shot fireworks at the house. We live in the country.
9O96O rated for NH: Send a card on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you Amy for the sweet Engelbrett card. I loved reading your note. It's so cool to read that Kim's Convenience can be viewed in the US. And fantastic to hear that you like it. I love that family. I found out where the store is. It's at 252 Queen St E, Toronto. https://goo.gl/maps/mVEPd5ZmM86d6wSZ7
Comment: Thank you for sharing your of loves!
StargazerHM rated for Tea for Thee # 2 on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap!
Neeky8 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #148 on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your beautiful notecard! Sounds like you had a busy weekend with the gazebo! Love the saying 'teamwork makes the dreamwork' :) :)
itsnobody rated for Send 3 From the List #13! on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Very cool envelope! I love it.. Thanks for the 3 items. I hope your husband is better
Comment: Thank you very much Amy for the nice note, the pretty note card and stickers. I really like the Virginia post card because of my love of The Waltons which I think I have mentioned to you before :)
marinda rated for Dog or Cat Notecard on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I really enjoyed your letter. Cute card!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely letter sets :)
travellinCat rated for ..:: TEA KIT ::.. on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail ! Tea is my fav kind of mail to receive . Thank you.
Response: So glad! Thanks for letting me know!
sharmison33 rated for 2 Blank Note Cards! on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Love the notecards! Thank you SO much!
MSturgill87 rated for FF - Prompted Notecard #5 on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: I have a Fire stick and it really is easy once you give yourself a fee moments to figure it out. Have you sat down to do so yet? :)
Response: Yes! LOL!
Comment: Thanks for your map envie! The right continent of the map was displayed on the front as a help for the posties. It worked. :)

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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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