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Last Online: March 22, 2017
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

9 Nov 16

All: I am having shoulder surgery (rotator cuff) on Friday, Nov. 11. I'll be in a sling for 6 weeks, and unable to do much. I'm getting all swaps out today and tomorrow. My site activity will be limited for a bit. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

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, Criminal Minds, Big Bang Theory, Meet the Press, Washington Week, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, 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)

  • Grown-ups coloring book featuring zentangles/tangles, mandalas, nature themes or something you think I'd like.

  • 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!


MCGalaxy rated for Adult Coloring PC #2 on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Im so sorry for the delay in rating. I had a bag of mail that was stuck into the closet. Thank you for the adorable card.
greygooselime rated for TIAZ: Easter in a bag on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Easter basket items! I love the washi, and the address tags were so thoughtful. Thank you :)
Poftoffel rated for Writer's Inspiration Card #5 on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and inspirational card! Sometimes I feel like I can't write another word and then it really helps to look at cards like these and get a little boost!
TwinMom rated for TCHH: Prayer Tags (2/17) on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you! The prayer tag is beautiful and so is your request. I also need to pray that I too will remember this.
chabbywabbit rated for Rainy day swap ☔ on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: thank you for the kind swap! It's really nice of you to consider my girls.
Response: You're quite welcome. And thank YOU for my 2000th heart!
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you so so much! I love everything you sent. Such a wonderful package!!!!! Hugs, Diane
sunshinesuperman rated for WIYM: Re-gift Swap - USA on Feb 1, 2017
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much cool stuff and you sent to the right person here. I love it all. A very special thank you for the fabulous postal items which I adore. You rock! Hugs, Mona
JadeFan rated for NaNo Prep 2016! on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the box of goodies my friend! It is stowed safely under the tree. I hope you are feeling better and have a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for everything. My son loved opening everything. :D Merry Christmas.
Comment: I had a lot of fun opening my goodies!!! Thanks for the gummies! Merry christmas!
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you very much I am waiting until Christmas to open!
Comment: Checking out a few I missed and am rating some older ones now - sorry! A heart is a heart and a 5 is a 5 no matter how long it takes, I guess...thanks for the swap!
Comment: Oh my! I have barely thought about what I am going to send. Imagine my shock at receiving your package already! Day 1: a book club with recipes! You know me so well :~)
shannonlinde rated for Inspired by the Word-Round 2 on Nov 14, 2016
Comment: Oh Felicia!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful pages!! I recognized the tag on the page instantly as one I had sent you! How special. And one page, I won't spoil it for you, is SO much like the one I did for you!! AWESOME!! You'll recognize it! I have lots more to say (as always, sorry!), but I'll put that in an e-mail!! You, as always, deserve a million hearts!! You are SUCH a blessing to me!!!! xxoo
krspellman rated for 12 days of Christmas on Nov 8, 2016
Comment: Oh goodness, thank you so much! What an exciting package! Can't wait to open each one ❤️🎄
Comment: Always a joy to receive a swap from you, Missy!! I feel so spoiled with so many extra goodies!! I love the little ornaments you used to decorate the packages. And you know that I am saving for Christmas!! Hugs.
Comment: Thanks so very much for the nice homemade Christmas card and the extras as well! I so agree with your meaning of Christmas! Merry Christmas!

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shannonlinde on Feb 16, 2017:

Thank you for the coffee shop newspaper!! :) xxoo I love it!

shannonlinde on Jan 27, 2017:

Thank you for the sweet note!! I am happy to see a couple of swaps on your dash!! Praying that shoulder is doing well! xoxo Shannon

shtrqueen on Jan 20, 2017:

I received your thank you card today and it was such a lovely surprise. I'm glad you enjoyed the gifts. Have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping!

thriftymermaid on Jan 4, 2017:

Thank you so much Felicia for the many lovely Christmas gifts. Thanks also from Mom and Nana. Everything was wonderful!! I'm still having fun looking through everything as I put things away! I hope you and Miss Bernice have a Happy and Healthy 2017! All the best my friend.

lagemaz on Jan 3, 2017:

May you be happy, healthy and successful in your journey through 2017!

Poftoffel on Jan 1, 2017:

Just checking in to see how you are! I hope your shoulder is recovering well... xxx

thriftymermaid on Nov 23, 2016:

I hope your recovery is going well. Thinking of you! Hugs.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 23, 2016:

Omi on Nov 22, 2016:

Hope you're healing well!

shannonlinde on Nov 22, 2016:

Thinking of you and sending a hug!! :) xxoo Shannon

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