Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2017 5:10 pm


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: June 26, 2017
Birthday: December 17, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated May 2017

Hello! My name is Amy. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live here with my husband of 25 years. We recently lost our furry son, a Bichon/Westie mix of 13.5 years, to lymphoma. We do have a human son, who almost 22 yo. 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!

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 experience 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.

After over six years swapping, over 1000 swaps and 1000 hearts, I love swapping and hosting swaps.In particular, I’m a founder over at Hell’s Grannies. If you are interested in swapping fiber related projects and goodies, please take a look at the group.We’re happy to have you if you meet the criteria. We strive to keep the group safe, fun and active with swaps.

Favorite Crafts

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • 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
  • Favorite colors – red, purple, teal, black, green
  • Collections/themes: lighthouses, bicycle related items, yarn, knitting, snail mail
  • 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

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 haven’t 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.

Most of all, Swapbot is a fun hobby for me. It’s not a job. However, life sometimes happens. If so 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.


pahasiga rated for HFF: Move It #2 -- 45 Miles in May on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Good job!
Comment: As always, a wonderful swap. I love the yarn you used on the washcloth.... it has almost a pearlescent sheen to it. Thank you!
Comment: I always love receiving a note from my partner so thank you firstly for your lovely note. The water themed note card was esp nice, the stickers are super cute and thanks also for sending me a postcard that you knew I would be very pleased with. Here the weather is sunny and therefore the beach was packed at the weekend :)
EvaIzzy rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! #5 on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice teas!
susieq11 rated for Send 3 From the List on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I also love the card you enclosed it in. I'll be going to Florida in August. I took 4 trips between March and May so I'm tapped out now!!! Lol!! Enjoy your summer!!! xo
susieq11 rated for Quote Postcard - Summer on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Toronto postcard - great quote! I agree!! I love summer! : ) Thanks for joining the swap!
TinaMarie rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you
pyneapplequeen rated for ''2 words 2 live by'' PC on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome 2 words to live by! I do strive to be mindful and a good mom!
sunrising42 rated for May Tea Swap on Jun 10, 2017
jeka396 rated for ''2 words 2 live by'' PC on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard and kind 2 words!
anicka22 rated for ''2 words 2 live by'' PC on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card and great words! Miss your letters.
CajunLady rated for HFF: May Goal on Jun 8, 2017
mariewilliams810 rated for Happy Notecard June #1 on Jun 7, 2017
aprilivy rated for HFF: Virtual Race on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: Great Job :) and Thank you for the Tea. How do you like spin class? I've been thinking of joining one.
Comment: Thank you the note and lovely card - have a nice vacation - I'll have to check out Dr K's Exotic Animal ER. I'm a fiend for documentaries, especially ones about animals.
Comment: Thank you for the note card & tea! Happy swapping x
WLB rated for I'll Never Forget... on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: I love the Smithsonian. I hope to go next year for my 50th birthday. Thank you so much.
theaterfan23 rated for IU: Work It on May 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter!
Kraftylady777 rated for Happy Little Notecards #32 on May 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much

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jamicam on May 24, 2017:

Hope you're having a great day!


From Healthy Journaling

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

reader44ever on Nov 15, 2016:

Thank you for the lovely note you sent me, Amy. I love the image on the note card: Reading does indeed raise awareness! I will try to reply, but it might take me awhile. I'll aim to reply before 2016 says bye-bye, though! :-)

Thank you again!!! :-)

deborahbanach on May 12, 2013:


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