Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2020 4:49 pm


Original Member
Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

August 2020 Note

Thank you to the awesome person who sent me the #mailingloveout envelope! What a delightful surprise!

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.

  • 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!


ariestess rated for The Preptober Countdown on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Nicely done! Thanks for sharing! Bring on NaNo! You've got this!
ariestess rated for NaNo 2020 Midway Check-In! on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing! You can do this! Any wordcount for this month is winning in my book!
Tverne05 rated for Cyber Write-in 2020 on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: This swap was much needed and I enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks so much for hosting it and giving us a kick start. Take Care!
Stachel rated for NaNo 2020 Midway Check-In! on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your update on the progress you've made! I think it's absolutely fantastic how you manage things. I guess I would've just passed this year, if I had to move in November. But you- No, sir! That's the spirit and I'm positive that you will master this! I'm cheering you on for the last days to come ;)
Comment: Thank you so much. Loved getting the journal and journaling supplies
Stachel rated for Write a Novel in 30 Days on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard and message inside. The extra is much appreciated :) I keep my fingers crossed for you that you reach the best word count you can imagine :)
Lolly rated for Stickers, Stickers, Stickers #2 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: I'm sorry for the late rating. Lovely swap.
kfaye rated for Christmas Craft Kit (USA) on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you :)
BethiquaC rated for Adult Face Mask Swap USA on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous masks - can’t wait to rock them during my upcoming trips to the grocery store. Stay safe and be well!
Burger1girl rated for Adult Face Mask Swap USA on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: My first diamond Covid mask!! I always wanted one!! I got BLING!! LOL The floral one is gorgeous...very easy wearing ones. Thank you so much! ( I mumble certain words with my lips under my mask when someone irritates me!)
Response: So glad you like them!
JBuchner rated for FTLOC Loaded Christmas Bag on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! I loved what you sent!!!
Nserviam rated for The Preptober Countdown on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: You can do it! Go win NaNoWriMo. :) Now I need to go get some chocolate...
Stachel rated for The Preptober Countdown on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Nice work πŸ‘πŸ» I wish you all the best for NaNo! πŸ€ Also I think the thing you did is called mind map, at least that's what we've called it in school 😜
ariestess rated for NaNo Mascot 2020 on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: OMG Thank you so much! I love my mascot so much! I can't wait to find the perfect spot to hang it up by my desk!
ariestess rated for Character Sketch Swap on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing such an awesome character! I would love to know her!
Kalalinga rated for CPG Xmas Filled Paper Pocket - US on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pretty paper pockets. Can't wait to add them to my journal. I appreciate the extras too.
ariestess rated for Weekly Rewards for NaNo 2020 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: OMFG Thank you so much! There are not enough hearts in the universe to give you! And I haven't even opened anything yet, but I know I'm gonna love it all! You just made the rest of Preptober and all of NaNoWriMo so much better! You absolutely rock!
shannonlinde rated for Stay-at-Home Retreat Round #4 on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Oh Felicia!! As always, your incredible artistry shines through!! I absolutely lived our retreat and everything we did. I still on awe over the From Cardboard to Classy Treasure Box you made!! And the beautiful book inside!! Thank you so much!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
shannonlinde rated for Send a Christmas Song 1 on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: So exciting!! Thank you for the Christmas swap!! I will be saving it for Christmas Day!! I am sure it is fabulous!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
lou rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer October 2020 on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed the holiday stickers on outer envelope & looks like a fun surprise, thank you! (β€œAlmost” could open now, lots of snow yesterday makes it seem like Christmas is soon!)

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LadyJo on Nov 21, 2020:

Thank you for the AWG November wishes! I had a great birthday! I loved the extras and the birthday card!

hollycm6 on Sep 25, 2020:

Thank you for my AWG Sept wish! I made a pumpkin spice bundt cake this week to celebrate the first day of fall, and used the leaves to decorate the plate. My grandkids loved them!

LadyJo on Sep 23, 2020:

Thank you for my September AWG wish of sunflowers. I love the stickers!

ChrisD on Sep 22, 2020:

The papers you chose are brilliant!

pinklilly on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you for granting me for Sept wishes, the fall leaves!

ChrisAnne on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the AWG wish. I have used Daily Bread's daily devotionals, but I have never seen the series before. Thank you for sharing this encouragement!

Autist on Sep 17, 2020:

Thank you for the AWG Anniversary Card with so many Inexpensive Date Ideas! My husband was very happy to get get happy mail addressed to him! Thanks!!

tcornell on Sep 17, 2020:

Thank you so much for the blank labels that you sent for Sept. AWG, they are exactly what I needed!

Spicynacho on Sep 14, 2020:

Hopefully my handmade jewellery swap #2 will be up at the end of the month so keep an eye out! I'm glad you enjoyed it x ❀️🌼

kaypendragon on Sep 11, 2020:

Thanks for the lovely AWG birthday wishes!

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