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Last Online: January 19, 2018
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

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22 Nov 17 Update:

My mailing address is now updated to a Texas one!

19 Nov 17 Update:

Arrived in Houston after a safe but long journey across country. Still waiting for moving truck, but starting to get acclimated. First day of work is tomorrow. Getting delayed swaps together now. I had that material in the car with me! :)

26 Oct 17 -- Note to Fellow Swappers

In November, I will be relocating from Virginia to Texas! It's a big move for me and I'm really looking forward to the Lone Star State.

My dashboard has swaps that are due after I arrive in Texas. I will update my address when I'm on the ground there. All Virginia mail will be forwarded, so it may take a bit of time to catch up to me if you send something after October 31.

I'll be in and out of the site over the next month.

Updated July 2016

Hi there. Although I'm not on the site everyday anymore, I'm still active.

I'm artistic and I live in Virginia. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then. I love to trade dotee dolls and artist trading cards.

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.)

Other likes include: Zumba, Volkssmarch (walking), my treadmill, walking/hiking nature trails.

In terms of collections, mine include: dotee dolls, letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

I'd call my crafting style 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, 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!), NCIS: Los Angeles, Big Bang Theory, Meet the Press, Washington Week, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, Fixer Upper, Food Network Star, game shows and late-night TV monologues.

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

  • new state-of-the-art laptop WISH GRANTED! WOOT!! (no, not via a swapper, but granted nonetheless :) Nov.2015)

  • a major, breakout book contract

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)

  • Magazines about fiction writing

  • Interesting rocks/minerals

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

  • Anything from Keepsake Quilting

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • Ink pens (preferably blue ink; hearts for Zebra 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.

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. For those swaps, anything except chais.

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 Nesbø, 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 natural foods/eating/wellness. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises. Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!


USAFwife rated for This year I'm going to ... on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Your goals sound like great ones to me! :) I hope you can achieve them. :) I'm curious what your books to read are. :) I'm such a book nerd ... :)
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ Winter on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Oh what a beautiful card with the barn. By the way the glitter stayed on. I love the pocket full of goodies. Thanks so much!
Lety rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #24 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks Felicia! I loved your enveloppe too, it is so colorful
Comment: Thank you! Round 2 is up now. How fun!
Nserviam rated for A Writer's Year of Inspiration 2018 on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Oh my gosh, what a great package! I'm super excited for the coming year. Thanks so much!
Comment: Oh my goodness!! Even your boxes are beautiful! I am so excited to start my week! I know I am in for a treat!
Created46 rated for A stocking filled with Christmas on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: I am so excited to open these... and so soon. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
joyceann888 rated for 10 Merry Little Gifts Of Yule on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun package. I'm waiting until Christmas to open it.
Nserviam rated for 1500 word short story on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: What a great story! I want to know more about everyone involved. :) Thanks for sharing!
ariestess rated for Cyber Write-in 2017 on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for participating and I hope your move goes smoothly from this point forward!
ariestess rated for Weekly Rewards for NaNo 2017 on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Holy wow! I wish I could give more than 1 heart for this! So many lovely things that I cannot wait to open! And that backpack will get so much use! Thank you SO much!
ariestess rated for NaNo Mascot 2017 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the shoulder bag! I can't wait to start using it! And the purple gem spider ring made me giggle. And the pin is going to go on one of my bags [I have several to choose from now].
Babsmomof5 rated for US Only: Unusual Journal Swap on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal! I loved your whimsical nature, and all the extra swag!
fiorellaione rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your log :) I loved the postcard!
NotAllWhoWander rated for Magic Box Destash #4 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the quotes! The one that resonates with me is "You were wild once. Don't let them tame you!" - LOL. Thank you!
bunsofaluminum rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Just got your terrific book log, and chose three titles that seem appealing. Tomorrow's gonna be a library run for sure! Loved the Virginia post card too!
MissCharlieD rated for NaNoWriMo 2017 Prep on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for including the pinterest items with your letter! I already sent them to a few from my nano writing group - "have you seen this?!" may or may not have accompanied them. I'll have to make copies before our next prep meeting :)
Nserviam rated for NaNoWriMo 2017 Prep on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: I went down the pinterest rabbit hole while reading those blog posts too! Thanks for the resources. :)
Response: :)

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thriftymermaid on Jan 2, 2018:

shannonlinde on Nov 22, 2017:

YAYE!! Can you send me your address? :)

allthingsregency on Oct 28, 2017:

Yay! I looked at so many writing books online and was afraid that I would accidentally send you one you already have. So glad you didn't have the one I chose!

allthingsregency on Sep 21, 2017:

I realize I don't need to thank you for the rainbow thank you card, but I just wanted to let you know this was a nice surprise and I am so happy you like your swap thus far. :) I hope you're having a great day!

Sunnydays on Sep 19, 2017:

Hello, I wanted to let you know that I received my wonderful surprise yesterday. That was so kind of you. I appreciate it so much. I've never seen the cloud washi either. Will think of you every time I use either of my new washi''s. I am feeling better thank you. Will get stitches out tomorrow. Take care.

Sunnydays on Sep 14, 2017:

Dear Felicia, thank you so much for my RAK surprise received today. That was so thoughtful and kind. May God bless you. I had a surgical procedure yesterday and was feeling pretty bad today. Your thoughtfulness made my day so much better. It reminded me of how much God loves us and that he knows when we need a blessing and uses others to provide that .

shannonlinde on Sep 12, 2017:

Thanks for the postcard!! I have it hanging up at work! I love it!! :)

Mugsie on Sep 6, 2017:

Felicia ~ thank you so much, I love my card and love the ATC too! Thanks for you kind words. The only thing I don't have is pain, have all the others things you mentioned! Start therapy Sept. 25. Sad thing is is my other shoulder probably needs the surgery too in the near future! We both have great taste in cards! LOL Thank you again so much!!

Dsweeny on Sep 3, 2017:

YAYYYY!!!! I was so excited to see your message on my profile about almost being done with my journal - and girl a MONTH early!! WOOOHOOOO!!! There is no doubt in my mind it will be a blessing to me...your heart and His will be in it after all :)

Evelynswap on Aug 20, 2017:

Today I am working on your CSG~ Send Something x3 swap. Here is a little preview of the part "something to read". I am sewing a little book (for the first time 😊)


I hope you get curious!

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