Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 4:11 am


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: September 17, 2019
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated AUGUST 2019

Please see my St. Nick's Day Swap if you are interested in an early December US package swap.

Hello! My name is Amy. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live here with my husband of 27 years. In early 2017, we lost our furry son, a Bichon/Westie mix of 13.5 years, to lymphoma. We do have a human son, who is 24 years old. He lives on his own now and is working hard managing a local restaurant and working to get engaged to a lovely gal! We love our empty nest!

We missed our dog, so have begun to take in dogs for sitting via Rover. If you are new to Rover and need to use a sitter local to you, you can use our coupon code to save $20 on your first stay: EMPTYNESTPETHAVEN20.

I work full-time in nursing administration for several human services programs within our local government. In my spare time, I love to ride my bike around town and on the local trails, knit, watch Neflix and read/write pen pal letters.

My husband and I volunteer in a peer ministry helping couples who are experiencing pain in their marriages. This program is called Retrouvaille. We highly recommend it because it saved our marriage. If you ever have questions about it, please let me know.

April 2018 Camping Update: We recently purchased an Aliner Ranger 12 pop-up camper. Let the adventures begin! And, no more camping on the ground for us!

Favorite Crafts

  • Knitting - socks, hats - love sock yarn for socks and hats
  • Crocheting - blankets, baby hats
  • Making handmade envies
  • Sewing (when my machine and I are not fighting)


Wish List

In no particular order...meant to help you if you are stuck deciding what to send.

  • Mailing labels in themes: lighthouse, yarn, bicycling
  • Milk chocolate
  • Handmade envies
  • Letter sets and note cards
  • Seasonal votive candles and seasonal small hand sanitizers
  • Seasonal dish towels, napkins, small paper plates
  • Black tea with caffeine (plain, flavored, chai). I will re-gift non-black teas you send if it is a sender's choice swap. So, don't worry if you don't have black tea on hand.
  • Orbit gum...bubble mint and cinnamon
  • Burt's Bees lip balm
  • Superwash wool yarn in worsted weight or cotton yarn in worsted weight.
  • Return address labels - please include US or USA as part of the label
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, teal, black, green
  • Collections/themes: lighthouses, bicycle related items, yarn, knitting, snail mail, pop-up A-frame campers
  • Knit or crocheted items I love: Hats, mittens, socks, cowls, bags
  • Please see my Ravelry, Amazon and Etsy wish lists at the top of my profile for ideas.
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, teal, black
  • Solid lotion bars
  • Holiday specific hand towels, plates or napkins.
  • Handmade earrings - silver tones please
  • Fabric/sewn zipper pouches - seasonal are awesome
  • Handmade soaps mint and lavendar scents


Info about Swapping

I send swaps out on time. I also endeavor to rate in a timely fashion. If you have question about a swap I've marked as sent, please contact me before rating. I'd like to have a chance to make things right.

If I have not rated you, please drop me a line and ask. I try to keep up with rating but sometimes, due to my humanness, I forget. I'm happy to look at my files and get the rating completed.

Please write your username and the name of the swap on something INSIDE of the envelope or package so I can rate you.

I'm not big on responding to ratings on my profile. Please don't take this personally. If you'd like to have more communication with me or become a pen pal, please let me know. I'm open to new pen pals and private swaps.

Please don't contact me to ask me why I did not give you a heart. If I didn't give you a heart, I didn't think your swap warranted it.

If your swap does not meet criteria, I will rate down, and contact you to let you know why. While I will still rate you down, I will change my rating if things are rectified in a timely fashion. I rate down pending resolution to notify other swappers and hosts of a potential problem. I will ALWAYS change my rating if I get something and things are resolved.

Most of all, Swapbot is a fun hobby for me. It's not a job. However, life sometimes happens. If for some reason you have a problem fulfilling a swap because you don't have the stuff or life is busy and you'll be late, please communicate with me. I'm more than willing to take your stress into consideration when I rate, IF I know what is happening and you communicate with me. I'll also communicate to let you know if I'm having a problem and would expect some flexibility and kindness from you.

If you are swapping with me and there is drama around things, don't be surprised if you can no longer contact me. I will block you without hesitation to save myself from your drama. I want to have fun and easy times here on Swapbot, not drama. It's nothing personal; it's about self-preservation.

I won't create a list for those who have not sent or not rated on my profile. I will call those people out through the rating, in public forums and on their profiles. I won't have my profile filled up with negatives. It's just how I'm choosing to do it.

Most importantly, enjoy Swapbot, the people you meet and the goodies that come your way! Let's create good Karma out there.



Joeanniee rated for Tea for Thee # 13 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the tea. I cannot wait to try them.
AmyMarie rated for Letter Sets Swap on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: I got 3 "letter sets". But two sets technically don't match the included envelope which is stated in the swap ("A set is a minimum of 2 sheets with matching envelope.") The envelopes obviously don't match since the paper is much narrower than the envelope and one envelope looks nothing like the paper color or design with a sticker on it for a label. :(
Response: No problem! I’ll resend three new sets tomorrow. :) Sorry this swap was not satisfactory.
Comment: I'm not much closer to being Queen of the World yet either - ha ha!
TreeAnn629 rated for Share your notecard stash #3 on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas!
crimsonfuligin rated for Tea for Thee # 5 on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the communication, it was a pleasure to talk to you.
Comment: I got the inspiration card and the teas, I enjoy seeing the different teas that are available in different places! Can't wait to try them!
CaseyErin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #161 on Sep 6, 2019
Comment: Your weekend sounded meaningful, accomplished and fun. I liked reading about it very much. Thank you!
kakipi rated for 🍁 re-stock your tea stash 🐿 on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful tea! I can't wait to try these soon!
Leo0302 rated for 🍁 re-stock your tea stash 🐿 on Sep 3, 2019
CaseyErin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #160 on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: All the bike riding you did sounds like so much fun. I love to ride a bike! Thanks for sharing your weekend with me.
hanifahsekar98 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #158 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: HI ! I just received the notecard from you! I hope you have great weekend! thank you also for the sticker! :-) Thanks!
rexypants rated for Summer Reading on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Hi Amy - Thank you very much for your letter. I enjoyed reading about your recent reads and have made a note to check out the Rick Hansen titles. Haven’t read much this summer but there’s always fall ;)
Comment: Thanks for a great swap! I love the toucan card!!! Have a nice day and thanks for joining my swap! : )
kittyfun rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #159 on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: Sorry your socks didn't win but glad you had fun!
susieq11 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 24 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great swap!! I’m in love with the dog postcard. It’s sooo cute! Thank you for joining!!! (PS that floss is clever!!!)
LilysMama rated for NH: Pair of Notecards - US Only on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards :)
crimsonfuligin rated for Tea for Thee # 2 on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the teas, they look very interesting. I’m looking forward to trying the pineapple. 😊
tizzicat rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #154 on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you. You're a lot more active than me!

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LunaCass on Jun 29, 2019:

Hello Amy, I just wanted to let you know I received the letter-set grabbie tag, thank you! I can't wait to use them, have a lovely day. :)

Bhindblueeyes on Apr 25, 2019:

Thank you so much for the PC for the AB swap! What a surprise, and it's so perfect to keep as a daily reminder!! Thank you <3

debbiespoms on Mar 23, 2019:

Thank you Amy for my Wish via May your wish come true Profile swap. I am in love with these bookmarks! You went above & beyond on these!

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