Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2017 5:30 am


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: October 20, 2017
Birthday: December 17, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated October 2017

Please consider joining the US swap I am hosting for 🎅 St. Nicholas' Day 🎅 on December 6, 2017. HERE

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 is 22 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.


I love candles in the fall - vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin or apple. I love to cosy up with my knitting or pen pall letters in the evenings. I love black tea - chai is a favorite. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

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 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.


Comment: Thank you so much! I'm so happy you and your hubby are able to do it together. My hubby and I have just started a bible study we are doing together. This would be a great addition to that time together. Hugs, Diane
Bhindblueeyes rated for IU: Unicorn Craft on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Amy! I love it!! I drink A LOT of coffee and tea so this will be perfect for me! :)
SouthsideTracie rated for Tea time on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely assortment of tea! Love the polar bear card, too!
Comment: Cute stationary, and thanks for the extras!
AmazingAlex rated for Tea time on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the variety of teas you sent! I love the names of some of these! Prince of Wales and Lady Grey are such romantic sounding names. How was the block party you went to? I'm off to enjoy a nice cuppa tea! Hope to swap with you again!
Meschultz rated for October Tea Swap on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Amy! Thank you. I can't believe I've never tried any of the teas you sent. I can't wait to brew a cup! What's your favorite? Thanks again so much
tamtamlee rated for HFF: Accountability Buddy on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your nearly completely green mail! :) I hope your concert was fun.
Fabriqueen rated for Happy Little Notecards #45 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your note card! The thing I most look forward to is cooler weather also! Hugs, Diane
VerreShana rated for Handmade Envie with Items 2 on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Hello, Thanks for the lovely enveloppes and seeds. I wish you all the best
Sabbe77 rated for Where You Live (PC) - September 2017 on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: What a great card thank you! 😊
ellie rated for Bring a smile to your face on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Nice postcard. Thank you
Katarariana rated for Happy Notecard September #1 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Tea c:
Comment: Looks like you had an incredibly successful month! Great job!! Thank you for the yummy recipes!
jendoggie rated for Happy Little Notecards #45 on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me what you are looking forward to this fall. It sounds great.
aspens rated for 10 cups of Tea on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the unique assortment of teas! I am REALLY interested in trying the artichoke blend. I've never come across one like it! & Thank you for the extra :)
Sissi rated for Where You Live (PC) - September 2017 on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderful postcard!!
Kraftylady777 rated for It Still Exists... on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing
roosje rated for Tea and a Note on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Hi Amy, Thank you so much for the beautiful notecard, love your style and the stitching. Our summer was great, partly spend in the USA!
RockyBeach rated for MAIL ART - Flowers on Sep 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the flowers. I will try the tea tomorrow. What a coincidence, reading today about your yoga class. Mine was cancelled for good today. :/

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lawchick on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for angel-ling the Unusual Tea swap. I appreciate it very much! :)

njstauter on Aug 24, 2017:

I really like your authenticity on the profile here. It seems to me that your energy is quite healthy and very inspirational to keep the negatives from sticking. I support creating all manner of good things for ourselves and others.

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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