Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2018 1:13 am


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: June 22, 2018
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated June 2018

FUN PC SWAP - public swap @Bhindblueeyes a friend, who is a founder over in the Idiosyncratic Unicorns group, is hosting a quick PC swap to help her reach one of her goals to have a top listed swap. Please consider supporting her if you can. There is a prize drawing for swappers who successfully complete this swap.

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.

  • 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, 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


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.



Paige1900 rated for We Love Washi♥ on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Love Love Love the washi sample...Thank you so much
TereDiane1954 rated for Tea and a Note 8 on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your note, and the tea, Amy. I've never heard of pepper jam. What do you put it on? I l-o-v-e the card with the bicycle and flowers♥
Traceyk rated for Send Three from the List on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great swap! :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Also thanks for the cute knitted heart! Happy Knitting! Enjoy your summer!
Comment: Thanks for this great envie and PC! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful PC, Amy! I hope you enjoy your time in Florida. :)
susieq11 rated for Vacation Postcard on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Amish Country postcard! I’ve been to Lancaster, it’s really nice. I have never really visited the Amish areas here in Ohio. Not sure why!! Glad you had a nice weekend away! : )
Comment: So cute! Love it!
Hell0Z0mbie rated for FS: Getting To Know You on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your letter! That recipe sounds amazing, I definitely need to try it. :)
JenniferJo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #104 on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: When you are in Easton definitely hit up the Easton Public Market! Great food! Best. Crepes. Ever!!
susieq11 rated for Tea and a Note 7 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the note and teas!!! Sounds like you’re having a great summer!!
Comment: You mentioned that you had a special tea that you would have sent but didn't because of the caffeine ... I've given up on the no caffeine bit (doctor's not happy) and wish you had sent it along - thanks for reading my profile to see that btw. You're great, thanks for being my swap partner.
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #103 on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Thank ou for sharing your weekend with me.
Stargazer008 rated for Send 3 From the List #6 on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the 3 from the list and the lovely letter! And now have a splendid weekend.
Leftie rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #102 on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: 😀😀 Sounds like a great weekend!....I l💕 Lost in Space!🌌 Binged watch it 3 weeks ago!
Comment: Hi Amy, Many thanks for sharing your gratitude card with me. I enjoyed reading you !
samsstuff rated for HG: Spring Flowers Swap on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely goodies!
Traceyk rated for Simple and Quick Tea Swap on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the teas! Can't wait to try them. :) Have an awesome day!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, hope your weekend plans finished out fantastic.
HelenG6 rated for Simple and Quick Tea Swap on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice note card and orange tea bag. I'll look forward to using it.

Rating Overview

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Paige1900 on Jun 22, 2018:

Oops ignore the message below, I was on the wrong profile...I was meaning to rate you for the lovely washi sample you sent. :/

Paige1900 on Jun 22, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely surprise of envies. So very kind of you to think of me. I will use them! ♥

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! : )

Kellpepper on Apr 28, 2018:

Thankful Thursday profile check. Thank you for joining my swap!

heatherknits on Apr 12, 2018:

AND I forgot to mention in my rating the awesome paper wrapping!!!! Makes me want to put it in a frame and hang in my kitchen!

MSturgill87 on Apr 12, 2018:

Welcome to the Fierce Females group! A giveaway and a WTA will be started in the forums soon, as well as a group swap. Lovely profile. Happy to have you as a member of the group!


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