Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 11:07 pm


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Last Online: December 3, 2023
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

I'm artistic and I 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.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I was a master naturalist in Virginia), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), do all sorts of papercrafts, and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags.

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 notecards, teapots, stickers, etc. related to books and to tea.

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.

Favorite Music

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

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies in black and white

Favorite Television

Networks: HGTV, Food Network, MeTV, Antenna TV.

NCIS (love and miss Gibbs!), Snowpiercer, various cable news stations, Chopped, game shows, and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite gone, but not forgotten TV: Pose on FX, Fixer Upper, The Alienist, Monk, Madame Secretary, Boston Legal.

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

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs, card making and Zentangle.

My Sizzix Big Shot gets a workout. Love dies! And a Hero Arts Compact Cutter just joined the die cutting family at my house.

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

I enjoy receiving ATC and/or card 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 COVID-19 and all of its variants

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

  • anything Dooney & Bourke

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/silver Christmas color theme; cowboy boot(s) ornaments; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery, preferably letter sets 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

  • ballpoint pens with blue ink preferably fine point. Hearts for PenGems, Zebra, Tul, or Cross brands

  • Anything from Levenger

  • 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; GNC protein shakes.

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).

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

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense.

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

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!


LindaW rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ November on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all your encouraging words and items that you sent. You really went all out and blessed my heart.
Mindy82671 rated for WIYM-Christmas count down 5- US on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Love the envie🤗 Thank you for the cute card and stickers.
Beepycat rated for WIYM-Christmas count down 5- US on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: Thanks, I got the envelope and will be opening it later! :)
Nserviam rated for NaNo 2023 Midway Check-In! on Nov 25, 2023
Comment: That's awesome! I am wishing you the best. And writing a little everyday is a good habit to have. Go you!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Banned Books MONTH!! on Nov 23, 2023
Comment: Sorry you didn't get all your planned books read. "The Handmaids Tale" is one book I can't read - that seems all too real for me, and it's just scary. I know people love the book and the series, but it give me 'creeps' that keep me up for days! I mostly stuck to re-reads/listens of Judy Blume and Lois Duncan this year - some of those have been 'updated' and that's just a sad thing. Don't put cell phones in a book I read in high school - that's terrible! haha There are some great 'banned' books, though. Thanks for the bookish mail! :)
Fritosmom rated for CF: A Christian Friends Christmas on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the ? & Goodies. I'm not opening until Christmas. Merry Christmas. Jesus is the Reason for the Season. :-)
LindaW rated for CSG: Christian Clusters ~ US on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice clusters that you made. I like them.
ariestess rated for NaNo 2023 - Adopt a Character on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing these characters! Such a varied set! I think I've fallen in love with the "Fck me Jesus" phrase, ngl. LOL
Nserviam rated for NaNo 2023 - Adopt a Character on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: Wonderful characters!
Nserviam rated for NaNo 2023: Let's Get Prepping! on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: You got this! Curve ball or no, give it your best shot. :)
LadyJo rated for CSG ~ Pick a Theme: Autumn on Oct 31, 2023
Comment: Oh my word, I kept smiling the whole way threw unwrapping the bag in a bag! That was really so fun! I love these bags, from organization and a bag to keep things seperated, or for shopping! I am so glad I picked this theme! I am sorry to learn of your job! Be praying for things to work out for you! God knows! Thanks again for going up and beyond in this fun swap!
Beepycat rated for I miss this loved one… on Oct 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your stories of Bill, I’m sorry he’s gone. He sounds like a great brother and friend. Next time I grill I will grill a hot dog or burger in honor of him 😊 Best wishes!
Colinde rated for WIYM: World Postcard Day 2023 on Oct 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks a lot for the amazing postcard with the receipe of Guacamole. Will definitely try it! :) best wishes!
monsbrick rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ October on Oct 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for my first gift! And for all the absolutely over the top sweet generous weeks totaling five!
Courtney rated for WIYM: World Postcard Day 2023 on Oct 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your delightful postcard! A lovely thing to receive on a rainy day.
24Donna rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ September on Oct 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so very much my sister in Christ! You went above and beyond in your mailings. My heart is encouraged by your thoughtfulness and especially your prayers! You have lifted me up! God blessed me though you❤️God bless you This swap just keeps coming, love all and so thankful for our friendship! Blessings to you
Rbrstmpr rated for WIYM- Bookmarks-US on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Yowza Batgirl! What a fabulous swap!! I had guests when your envie arrived so I wasn’t the only one to look for the #14’s. Too much fun! Love everything but my 2 favorites are the gal with the glasses which I’ll use as a bookmark on my upcoming trip and the Chinese PC. Love It!!!
Zefaniya rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ August on Aug 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the letter! This heat is rough! The high today was 110! ETA: I finally had some time to go through mailing #4 & #5. Your prayers have been working..my aunt found out thus week that the chemo is working AND the cancer hasn’t spread to other areas! ETA: #4.2 Finally received this installment! Thank goodness for mail forwarding! I can't wait to play with the stencils and 'He lives' is one of my favorite hymns!! This was a delightful swap and I look forward to swapping with you in the future!
Comment: I was very happy to get this swap! And was overwhelmed with your generosity. The ribbons are gorgeous, and so many of them! I also liked the botanical stickers and the faith booklets.
jessiedau rated for CSG ~ Christian Clusters on Aug 2, 2023
Comment: oh my goodness Felicia! Your clusters are beautiful!!! Can't wait to use them!!!

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Aumonae on Nov 28, 2023:

Thank you so very much for the swap cards you sent me via RAKs Only USA!

LadyJo on Nov 20, 2023:

Also, thank you for the beautiful cards you sent to me for the RAK! I just love them and sure the people I send them too will be blessed too!

LadyJo on Nov 20, 2023:

Thank you so very very much for the Birthday card and the fun gifts you sent my way! I had a nice birthday this year, but really feel blessed when friends I never met send wishes my way! Thanks again!

Zefaniya on Nov 4, 2023:

Hey! Long time no...see? I hope you have a blessed weekend! (G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ November)

Aumonae on Oct 23, 2023:

Thank you for the Airmail RAK via RAKs Only October 2023. I love them 😀

ArtyBeth3 on Oct 18, 2023:

I extend to you a warm welcome to the Christian Friends group. I’m looking forward to getting to know you.

24Donna on Oct 14, 2023:

I received another package for September faith sister #5-6. Thank you so much! Over and above ❤️God bless you

monsbrick on Oct 7, 2023:

Hello Faith Sister for October

May you have a fruitful month of prepping. Thank you for the Daily Bread. It is a blessing already. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mimi7 on Oct 3, 2023:

RAK circus stickers Thanks so much!! :)

24Donna on Sep 28, 2023:

Thank you! Thank you! What a wonderful package, still going through it there is so much to go through! I love the composition note book! Recipes and magazines to dig into! God bless you! Not to mention your prayers 🙏❤️

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