Swap-bot Time: April 12, 2021 5:15 pm


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated March 2021

My word for 2021 is CONNECT

First COVID Vaccine - March 12 2021. Have you received yours or pre-registered?

Hello! My name is Amy. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live here with my husband of 29 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 25 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!

Winter/Spring 2020: I’ve completed Reiki I training. I had one more class to go to complete Reiki II training and then COVID hit. My teacher will finish class and our final exam, practice and attunement when we are free from social distancing. I’m still practicing self-Reiki and on family/friends. Looking for anyone interested in distance Reiki via FaceTime. PM me.


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.

  • Self-care Items I love: Small hand lotion, handmade soap, fuzzy socks, ginger or mint tea, aroma therapy (lavender and mint), Burt's Bees lip balm, travel size cleansing wipes, scented hand sanitizer, cloth handkerchiefs, eye mask for sleep. Note: I am not a bath tub gal.

  • Mailing labels in themes: lighthouse, yarn, bicycling

  • Milk chocolate
  • Handmade envies
  • Letter sets and note cards
  • Soft bed socks, especially aloe infused
  • 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 via SwapBot messaging 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.


debbiespoms rated for Spring Greetings 2021 on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Spring greetings card and lovely note cards & nicely decorated envelope!
Giddyanni rated for IFM: Nesting Envelope Happy Mail on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Amy, you made my day! :0) The outside envelope is one of the happiest I have ever received; I just love it and will be putting it on my inspiration wall. The inside envelopes with all their surprises, what fun! Thank you so much for everything, this was a magical swap :0)
LaughingVixen rated for YA: Send a Shamrock on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty shamrock and the tea. I love it!!! 8)
colorfizz rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #236 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for telling me about your weekend. I watched Moxie this weekend too!
SunflowerRose rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #234 on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Sounds like a nice weekend
Jrmd1103 rated for St. Patrick’s Day Package - US on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Thank what a fun swap I love the fact that you took the time to crochet me something thank you very much
Orro rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #235 on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: You sound like you had a wonderful weekend. I'm also now interested in looking up some welsh recipes.
postmarkd rated for Morning Pages - A Challenge on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the travel recommendation! I haven't been farther down the east coast than New York but it looks absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad to hear the morning pages were so successful for you, and best of luck continuing them in the future!
heidiblooms rated for Sweet Tea Sweeties... on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: I'm so excited to try the blueberry tea!!! And I love the big frog sticker on the envelope, how cute! Thank you!
Gaucha rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #231 on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing, Amy, that sounds like a wonderful weekend!
Cindymt rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #232 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: cute card!
Comment: I hope the book is helping you create and find new ideas! I love the VMFA postcard you wrote on too. Thank you so much for joining!!! : )
MarHelene rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #233 on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for making the effort to make such a cute card!
institches rated for Traveling Greeting Card #7 on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: All ready for the next round.
Comment: Thank you for the washi. We're expecting snow for the next few days. We're very excited.
Comment: This swap was incredibly thoughtful and generous! Thank you so much! I’m glad you had the tag on the hand towel because I couldn’t believe you made that and the mug sweater. I love that there’s a heart designed into it! ❤️☕️ I’m totally swooning over the vintage ribbon 🎀! Thank you!!
Raven93 rated for Lunar New Year Swap - USA on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: This was a very cool envie to receive. All of these hand-made envelopes and cards are so nicely done, and they are beautiful! Thank you very much! I hope your Year of the Ox brings you everything you want!
Response: I’m glad it arrived safely and you enjoyed it!
BrunetteBunny rated for TFT-Valentine Card & Tea on Feb 3, 2021
Comment: I hope you had a lovely and refreshing trip!
VioletFaye rated for TFT-Valentine Card & Tea on Feb 3, 2021

Rating Overview

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hamsterfarm on Feb 23, 2021:


Welcome to Yarn addicts!

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

Put a little Pumpkin spice in your life

Ciska76 on Oct 10, 2020:

Thank you Amy for your lovely note, beautiful moon card and the teas for IFM: WTA September. What a joy to receive 💌.

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

nanadiana on Jul 4, 2020:

Thank you for the angel for the National Pen Pal Day Notecard swap. The card is adorable! And your camping trip sounds wonderful! Thanks again!

Karen07 on Mar 5, 2020:

Thank you for angeling Amy! I love the notecard and am studying that quilt.

SouthsideTracie on Jan 8, 2020:

Thanks for your list of 15 things! So nice to be part of a smooth swap :-)

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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