Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 11:15 am


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

Updated October 2018

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 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.

I love Halloween or fall themes.

  • Fuzzy bed socks
  • 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 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.



MSturgill87 rated for FF: Prompted Art on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Love having a new addition to my Christmas tree. Thank you for the great ornament!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! I enjoyed the scent the soap emitted as soon as I opened the package. The towel that you made is lovely! As is the bag, Thank you.
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #129 on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: Love the bicycle card you made for me! ♥! Sounds like a pretty good weekend with your son's promotion, the craft fair and xmas party (boring board meeting, notwithstanding!). oh! I'm very much enjoying the new Doctor Who, too!!
Comment: I received this swap on Nov 13th. Sorry for rating late. Thank you.
Jewelss2 rated for Haiku & Surprise #5 on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Amy! Thank you for the double Haiku, I enjoyed them both so much! The note card you included is wonderful! Take care! Julie
Comment: Thanks so much, Amy!
morgainegeiser rated for Sock Swap - Christmas on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Cute socks - I love snowmen and thanks so much for the tea - they both look yummy.
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Comment: Oh I am so excited to open my presents. Being good and holding off till the 20th to start my countdown. Thank-you and Merry Christmas Amy.
Response: So glad it arrived. I’m saving mine too!
sarahjf02 rated for Tea & A Notecard on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the tea and beautiful notecard! Can't wait to drink the tea :)
lawchick rated for Tea and a Note 11 on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Hi and thanks for this card and tea!
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #126 on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Sounds like you had a great weekend - always good to hear from you, and have a Happy Thanksgiving :)
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the card :D Your thanksgiving sounds amazing! Happy Thanksgiving.
luckycharms rated for FS: Christmas Card on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you Amy for the Christmas card! I am going to wait to open in December! I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!! 12/05/18-Thank you for the super cute Christmas card and warm wishes!!! (I love Dr Seuss!) I hope you and your love ones have a very Merry Christmas!!!
DaisyDDD rated for Quick and easy - Unique tea swap on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: I got three tea bags and I'm really excited to try out those! She is very patient and helped me a lot since I'm a Newbie.
Druidha rated for Quick and easy - Unique tea swap on Nov 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks Amy!
paeoniapax rated for Quick and easy - Unique tea swap on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: I can't wait to try these teas!
littlepinecone rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #125 on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I loved the beautiful card, and definitely thought the bioluminescent stamp was pretty awesome. This was my first swap-bot arrival - very exciting! Thank you!

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Moni on Sep 20, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely labels you sent me for my wish!

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! : )

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