Swap-bot Time: May 13, 2021 10:10 pm


Original Member
Last Online: May 12, 2021
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

February 2021

Thank you Swap-bot Family for the care and prayers sent toward Texas during the crippling winter storm. Feb. 14-20 was a week like no other here. The Gulf Coast knows hurricanes, but not winter. As of Feb. 21, we are still under a boil water order. City authorities said it will remain at least through Monday. If you're a praying person, send some to those who are struggling. If you want to help, donations to the Houston Food Bank, Star of Hope Mission or Red Cross would be appreciated.

Updated August 2018

I'm artistic and I now live in Texas after calling Virginia home for 30+ years. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then.

My first name is Felicia.

Please: Nothing edible in swap packages (exceptions being specific to a swap). I'm on a very restrictive diet.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I'm a master naturalist), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags. Bible art journaling and Zentangle are new obsessions.

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. So I'm usually scarce around the site, except in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group.

I'm a voracious reader and love things related to books and tea (i.e. notecards, teapots, stickers, etc.)

I collect letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

My crafting style is eclectic and artsy simply because I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

I love to read, travel and listen to music, and I enjoy puzzles (all kinds from crosswords and word searches to mystery and thriller novels), game shows, board games ... and swapping!

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, blues, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies (preferably in black and white for those)

Favorite Television

I like 'em dead, laughing, cooking or playing games/challenges. :) So that would translate to: NCIS (love Gibbs!), Meet the Press, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, Fixer Upper, Pose on FX, game shows and late-night TV monologues. Also enjoy Madame Secretary, the reboot of Charmed and Snowpiercer.

FAVORITE RADIO: "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, dotee dolls, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs and Zentangle.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC, card and/or dotee kits or creating them for people.

I love making, buying and receiving bookmarks. (I usually have about four books going at a time -- a thriller or mystery, a romance, a self-help and an inspirational or faith-based work.)

Wish List/Flat Mail Wishlist

Big Ticket wish list:

  • worldwide eradication of zika and ebola, and a vaccine for coronavirus COVID-19. WOOT! on that last wish!!!

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

Basic wish list:

  • U.S.presidential campaign buttons! ANY party, any year. (Every four years on the second Tuesday in November, I put on a vest and then ALL of my campaign buttons.) Would love any from this election cycle.

  • books about creative writing or writing

  • for Christmas swaps: I like the blue/white Christmas color theme; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery (for letters, not note cards)

  • Gift cards (noted below in Flat wish list area)

  • Screw or clip-on earrings

  • Wrapped and labeled surprises for my Mom (see below)

  • Pin back buttons about writing, tea, humor, political campaigns (any party/any year)

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • Ink pens (preferably blue ink; hearts for Zebra, Tul, or Cross brands)

  • A copy of the newspaper from your town/city

  • Did I mention profile surprises?!

Flat mail wishlist items for specific swaps:

COUPONS: Dove products (soaps, body wash, etc); Ivory Snow soap; EAS Advantage protein (shakes, bars); Atkins proteins; Premier Proteins.

FLATS: I enjoy bookmarks, articles/essays about fiction writing and the creative process, maps, postcards from/about where you live, inspirational or sassy quotes and stickers (especially stickers related to writing, books, reading or tea -- but no actual tea, please -- UNLESS IT'S SPECIFIC TO A SWAP OR FOR TEA IS LOVE GROUP swap/activity).

TEAS: See note above about the Tea is Love Group.

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes&Noble, Target, Amazon, Teavana, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting.

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense. See note above about puzzles. :)

Among some of my favorite authors: Jo Nesbo, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver.

My mom likes...

Sometimes I join swaps where gifts/items are for my mom.

She like blues and yellows, lace-edged handkerchiefs, Jesus, C-SPAN, politics, activism, non-fiction books about religion, and information or books about natural foods/eating/wellness. Her flower garden in the summer is spectacular and she's an ace at Sudoku puzzles and Boggle-type word games. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises.

Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!


Jillemina rated for WIYM: Happy Mail For May USA on May 10, 2021
Comment: WOW - WOW - WOW! What an amazing envelope full of goodies. Thank you so much for taking the time to make a generous and personal swap. It brightened my whole day!
TryshaH81 rated for TCHH- Garden Scavenger Hunt on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: What an awesome package!! So fun & exciting!! I'm really looking forward to the magazine!! Happy Swapping
Comment: Thank you so much. God Bless!
debtea2 rated for MM&M-Share you latest mystery on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining in.
LadyJo rated for PW ~ Monthly Mailer - April 2021 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Oh I am so excited to open my first week! Oh, I love it all! From the catalog to browse threw, to the lovely wrapping paper of newspaper. What a swell idea! I enjoy reading news from other areas! Oh the truffles will be so yummy, while I read the awesome devotional you included. Oh I am overexcited because I love the book theme and to read! Thanks in advanced!
lvpoohbr2 rated for YTPC: Jeweler's Envelope on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope and goodies!!! Love it all!!! รœ
thriftymermaid rated for It's Easter Time! on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, Felicia!! I loved my Easter basket!! Already using the basket to hold some crafting supplies!! I love the fabric clusters youโ€™ve madeโ€”theyโ€™re wonderful!! My Mom and Zora loved the chocolates and the peeps!! Thank you so much for the wonderful stamp set, the notebook, lovely sign. And, of course, I am in love and totally inspired by the beadsโ€”theyโ€™ll be put to immediate use!! I hope you enjoy your Easter basket. Thank you for hosting us and for making this happen on such a rapid turn around. xoxo
LadyJo rated for TCHH-Rainy Day Presents on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much! I opened one and it was the anchor. How neat that is! I also like the Sunflower extras! I will put that to good use for sure! I look forward to the rest of the gifts during April! Happy Easter!
mle rated for Good Luck Charm ๐Ÿ€ on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I hung it up right away
amyduff rated for YTPC: Snippets! on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the snippets and using ocean colors. Like the real shell snippet, very cool.
Comment: Thanks for the fun ribbons! I especially love the metallic ones (I do love sparkle). Aloha
Gaucha rated for NaNo is over. Now what?? on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap! It's been hard, I know. But well done on writing ALMOST every NaNo day. This year we'll reach for the 50k again ;-)
Cindymt rated for WIYM: SSS - FEB 2021 (USA) on Mar 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Coffeeegal rated for Monthly Christmas Tag swap-March on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: So cute โ™ฅ๏ธ Thank you
Comment: Thanks, Felicia! I got your resend! :)
Response: Thsnks for letting me know!
BooksPaperNature rated for January Days - 2021 on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you Felicia! I agree that this is a fun way to do snailmail instead of the usual way of writing. I love all the stickers too :) Hope your Feb is going well!
24Donna rated for PW~Monthly Mailer-February 2021 on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this package! The extras are appreciated but was not necessary! Opened week one the prayers from the Psalms โค๏ธโค๏ธ!! Also love the valentine kits! Thank you again and looking forward to each week! I am so blessed by you and these swaps! God bless you โค๏ธ
Karen07 rated for R&W: January book challenge 2021 on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: Really enjoyed your letter! Thank you. Snowpiercer is just starting to get my attention. I more or less dismissed it when I first heard about the movie, but it seems to be coming up more and I was thinking about checking it out. I love binge watching shows, but I always wait until they are completed since I hate waiting for the next season. In this case though, I have a film and possibly graphic novels to get into.
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Winter Teatime on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap! I enjoyed all the things you sent to me. Great teas for me to try. I am sending you a swap tomorrow.
MsBellaDonna rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Jan 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the houseplant articles! I've always enjoyed the amaryllis plants and I like hyacinths too (their scent is heavenly!). I really want to get a ponytail palm. :) Stay safe and be well!

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chimerix on May 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and post it notes for my DH's birthday. He got a kick out of your note. Aloha

AWG - April

LadyJo on Apr 13, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG April Air Mail washi! Thank you for including the source as well.

Lonestarchild on Apr 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for the fun and clever EIGHT birthday wishes for April AWG. I enjoyed going through all the little packages! May 8 -- that's my mom's bday too. I think you should adopt the 8 gift rule for your bday too!

Ryleighsmom on Mar 5, 2021:

Thank you for the CM Christmas stickers!!! I love CM!! You are the best!! AWG Feb wishes

Ryleighsmom on Mar 2, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful birthday wishes for AWG Feb wishes! โค๏ธ

Poohtat on Mar 1, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG Birthday wish and goodies. I hope you are staying healthy and warm.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Feb 18, 2021:

Hi :)
Thank you for the birthday card, the pretty labels, and cute birthday tags you sent via AWG :)

thriftymermaid on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day!! Wishing you a happy day with lots of luv!! xoxo

purple24 on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful book you sent my daughter. She absolutely loves it. โ€” AWG

thriftymermaid on Dec 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the amazing goodies you sent for me, Mom, and Zora this Christmas! It definitely brightened our holidays. We are going to have fun putting together the fleece quilt for Z. Everything you sent for me was spot on, as ever! Sending lots of love and Happy New Year wishes to you and Miss Bernice. xo

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