Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2019 1:25 am


Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: May 20, 2019
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated APRIL 2019

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 23 years old. He lives on his own now and is working hard managing a local restaurant/club 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 the 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.



Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #145 on May 19, 2019
Comment: Hi Amy! Thank you for the pretty card and share, always love when folks I know are my partners! Sounds like you had a very nice Mother's Day - much deserved! Hope Jay is feeling better but how fun that you got some alone time to stop and check things out where you wanted to Gave fun camping and stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
jenlovespsu rated for Pillbox Swap on May 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I love all of the goodies you sent! :)
EchoRhayne rated for T-shirt No Sew Tote Bag Handmade on May 16, 2019
Comment: Omg!! I love the shirt tote! Couldn't have been much of a better pick. I love bluegrass, and music in general, but it's also covered in dragonflys which is perfect! Thank you. Can't wait to use it!
Response: I am glad you like it! Have fun with it!
Comment: Thank you for a nice envie of things!
Bookaunt rated for Spring Tea & Notecard swap - USA on May 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas. It sounds like you had a nice trip. Like you, I think trips are fun but it is always good to get home again.
Bhindblueeyes rated for Accountability Buddy on May 8, 2019
Comment: So much love for this swap! I am SO glad to hear that vaca helped with your goals!! That is great! Thank you for the towel - I CANNOT believe you made that!! But I am thrilled it kept you from FB scrolling :) AMAZING work!! And the journal with the prompts is so much appreciate - it's such a good jumping off point since I would like to journal :) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful handmade envie and the 2 great postcards! I could probably spend years in the Smithsonian just looking at all their stuff. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Rainydancer rated for Beltane gift (quick swap) on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: thank you
Comment: Such a pretty, vintage style card! Reading about your spin classes made my replacement knee cringe. As a fellow knitter I am very impressed that you've won ribbons for your socks xx
waltsroo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #141 on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: I loved the card Amy! I hope you and your husband are feeling better! I am probably going to copy the front of that card and use it in a future project!
Karen07 rated for Happy Jar 2019 #1 on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you Amy! I am looking forward to unfolding all these little surprises. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I’m always amazed at knitters, I don’t have the patience!
SeleneW rated for Blank Notecard Swap #2 USA Only on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I like all the notecards!
Comment: Thank you!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #139 on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and for sharing your weekend. Riding bikes to see Cherry Blossoms in DC... nice! :)
MSturgill87 rated for FF - Prompted Notecard #2 on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Wow! That does sound like a scary thing to have happen. I'm happy you recovered well.
dorcii rated for Pick A Theme Flat Envie 2 - Edited! on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you soo much for your swap! The theme of letter sets was a very good choice! I loved them <3
FireBall96 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #140 on Apr 12, 2019
susieq11 rated for Spring Greetings 2019 on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope and your nice note! I’ll defibitely use the bookmark clip - those are great. Cherry blossoms are so pretty! Enjoy! I’m so happy it’s Spring! : )

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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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