Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2020 11:36 pm


Original Member
Last Online: February 17, 2020
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

~~ Note to Fellow Swappers ~~

Updated: 4Feb20. I'm on the mend. Jan. 6 surgery was successful, although there was a slight complication. Thanks for all of your prayers!!

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 and the reboot of Charmed.

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

  • 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!


USAFwife rated for R&W: In January I read .... on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your list. :) I hope you are recovering well. I've had a few people recommend "Things in Jars" to me, but I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. Might look for it at the library now, though. :) Thanks for sharing :)
LadyJo rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer - January 2020 on Jan 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for an inspiring month! I am still needing to read this week but I have enjoyed all the activities, surprises, and the reading articles and books! I hope you are doing well!
Comment: Thank you for sharing & for the devotional.Happy New Year
thriftymermaid rated for Our Annual Holiday Swap! on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Felicia for all of the amazing gifts for Debby and me. I loved my New Years present too, thank you, it was fun to have something to open today. That Momma stamp is so accurate!! Lol Everything you sent was so perfect! I’m so glad we keep this tradition going!! 💜💜💜🎉💜💜💜
Comment: I received your swap :) just hadn't had a chance to rate. Thanks so much for all the adorable pieces. I love the brooch-so creative! Thanks for making this such a wonderful swap to open up for the Christmas season !
Nserviam rated for A Writer's Year of Inspiration 2020 on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: I received the box and I can't wait to dig into it! :)
Response: Dig in now! There's something for Christmas 2019 in the 2020 box. :)
Tverne05 rated for Christmas Mailer on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I plan to open it on Christmas Eve. Have a Merry Christmas!
Mindy82671 rated for Uplifting Holiday Article on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: What a great story of a Dad reuniting with the daughter he never knew he had! Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the sweet swap - can't wait to open them on Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday!
Nnyla rated for Literary Wisdom #18 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Oooh, lots of wisdom! Thanks for joining in and for all the wonderful wisdom!
cynaemon rated for TGIO 2019 on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Dear Felicia, Thank you SO much. To say I loved the book would be an understatement. I was so excited when I say it you could probably hear me scream all the way to Texas. It is awesome. And love the little Bilbo Figurine. You have definitely gone above and beyond. Wish I could give you ten stars. Thanks again.
lilmermaid rated for St. Nick's Day Swap US on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: thank you so very much I can't wait until Christmas to open
pkpeace rated for Encouragement Through the Holidays on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 I cannot thank you enough, seriously, for the beautiful swap that I just opened from you. The time and effort put into this is greatly appreciated! Thank you so very much! I will savor going through this and I already know that I will cherish this forever. My many, many thanks! Your thoughtfulness, creativity, generosity has honestly touched my heart. 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜💜 💜 💜 💜 💜
24Donna rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer - November 2019 on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much! You have been a wonderful partner! I’ve enjoyed each mailer!! Also I’ve so enjoyed these Monday mailer swaps, thank you for hosting and coming up with great ideas for each month! God bless you❤️
Response: So very happy to have had you as a partner to send to.
magnolia71 rated for TCHH: My Little Stocking 2019 on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Loved everything! Cute packaging, too! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the swap! Hope your writing is going well!
pynart2 rated for Touristy Postcard Swap on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Loved the Post card, it put a smile on my face. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Nserviam rated for Cyber Write-in 2019 on Nov 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much and I hope you get some writing in!
Nserviam rated for NaNo Sprints! on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Write all the words!
thriftymermaid rated for 3 Craft Kits USA on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you, dear friend, for the intriguing wrapped gifts. I'm waiting til Christmas but thank you in advance and for thinking of Miss Zora! Hope Nano is going well for you! xoxo

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24Donna on Jan 25, 2020:

Continuing to pray for you a speedy recovery! God bless you❤️

hollycm6 on Jan 17, 2020:

Thank you for my AWG DEC wish... what a special book!! I love it!!

ChrisAnne on Jan 9, 2020:

Praying for your recovery! Please keep me posted of any specifics I can pray for.

ChrisAnne on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you for granting my wish in A Wish Granted!

LadyJo on Jan 3, 2020:

Thank you for the AWG wishes for December! Nice devotional. Praying for you and hope the surgery goes well for you, too! Oh and the recovery!

lady41701 on Jan 2, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the card and the encouraging booklets you enclosed for AWG December. I really needed a boost. They both are walking in the streets of gold and I will someday join them and boy what a reunion it will be!

zurdoswifey on Dec 30, 2019:

Thanks so much for the wishes you send me and my daughter for Dec AWG...Have a fantastic New Years 💜

Tigerlilyknotwise on Dec 30, 2019:


Thank you for the snow! Still waiting for the real stuff... LOL Thank you for being part of AWG! Happy New Year!

Lonestarchild on Dec 28, 2019:

Thank you for the fun card and build-a-snowman for Dec AWG!

MSturgill87 on Dec 27, 2019:

Thank you for the card and the stocking stuffers via AWG! The kids loved getting them and are enjoying doing the crafts with me!

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