Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 9:19 am


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: August 15, 2018
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated August 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.

  • 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.



sabbysteg rated for Mail Tag on a Postcard #2 on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection! The owl stickers were so cute, and everything came in such a pretty envelope!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #109 on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun card! Sounds like your presentation at the marriage retreat went well, I bet that was interesting.
TereDiane1954 rated for Tea and a Note 9 on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Earl Grey is always a hit with me, Amy! Thank you for that, and your note. Have fun in your travels!
MSturgill87 rated for July 2018 Letter on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Have fun on your vacation!
MSturgill87 rated for Mail Tag on a PC #1 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for an interesting swap!
MSturgill87 rated for Getting to Know You #1 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Your grandma sounds like she was a pleasure to know.
MSturgill87 rated for Art in My Mailbox on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for brightening up my mailbox and for the cute seashell notecard!
mags142 rated for DIY Letter Writing Kit on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Hello Amy! Thank you for the cute folder and all the cute stationary items inside. I loved this swap and I am glad I can use all these things in future swaps!
Sammoning rated for Top Swap PC on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lighthouse map postcard, there is so many on there! And what a nice collection to have :)
MSturgill87 rated for Getting to Know You #2 on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a fun note about your ideal place to live. I've never been to the western half of the USA, but hope to one day!
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #108 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Amy! How fun to have you as a partner again! Sounds like you had an enjoyable weekend with lots of exercise and goodies! Hope this one is wonderful as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Lady rated for FF: June 2018 Letter on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Amazing how travel knocks our to do lists, isn’t it? Loved the Ceylon tea, haven’t had that in a while.
Comment: Great "paper" that you wrote on! :) Have a great week!
CarolinePotatoe rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #106 on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Very pretty notecard!!
JenniferJo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #107 on Jul 8, 2018
Comment: It’s sounds like you had a great weekend. I have been to the Crayola factory. It was a lot of fun.
sabbysteg rated for NH: Welcome Newbies on Jul 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card!
Moni rated for Letter set swap! on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for all the nice lettersets.
MSturgill87 rated for HG: Let's Try Amigurumi! on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable butterfly & the extras. ❤
Bhindblueeyes rated for IU: Goal PC Ltr on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: You can do it!!! You’ll get these goals :). I’m not terribly far from Conway - I like it there but don’t make it down often. Not sure what kinds of books you like best, but Dark Matter is one I just started. It’s good, and I’m getting through it pretty quickly. Sometimes a fast read is good for contests :). Good luck !!!

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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! : )

Kellpepper on Apr 28, 2018:

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

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