Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 2:07 pm


Original Member
Last Online: January 27, 2023
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me


Had a pretty major health setback last week. So I'm in catch-up mode for everything.

31May22 Update:

Thank you Swap-bot family and friends for the outpouring of love as I celebrated by birthday this month. It was a big one and came with a few big issues that required several physicians visits. I'm on an upward trajectory now and hope to be back in top form in the next six or so weeks.

Please know that your cards, notes and packages mean a lot to me and I cherish each one. The acknowledgments, thank you notes, ratings and profile post notes are taking a little longer than anticipated, but they are coming.

I'll provide another update after I get all caught up.

Thank you for your love and concern.


Updated: 29Dec21

Greetings all! I was past due for a profile update, so here is the slimmed down version for 2022.

I'm artistic and I 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.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I was a master naturalist in Virginia), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), do all sorts of papercrafts, and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags.

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 notecards, teapots, stickers, etc. related to books and to tea.

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.

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, blues, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies in black and white

Favorite Television

Networks: HGTV, Food Network, MeTV, Antenna TV.

NCIS (love and miss Gibbs!), Snowpiercer, various cable news stations, Chopped, game shows, and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite gone, but not forgotten TV: Pose on FX, Fixer Upper, The Alienist, Monk, Madame Secretary, Boston Legal.

Radio: "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs, card making and Zentangle.

My Sizzix Big Shot gets a workout. Love dies! And a Hero Arts Compact Cutter just joined the die cutting family at my house.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC and/or card 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 COVID-19 and all of its variants

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

  • anything Dooney & Bourke

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/silver Christmas color theme; cowboy boot(s) ornaments; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery, preferably letter sets 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

  • ballpoint pens with blue ink preferably fine point. Hearts for Zebra, Tul, or Cross brands

  • Anything from Levenger

  • 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; GNC protein shakes.

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).

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Target, Amazon, Tea Forte, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting, Scrapbook.com

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense.

Among my favorite authors: Jo Nesbo, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver, William Kent Krueger.

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!


Comment: Thanks!!!! This swap deserves 5 stars as well as hearts! We love watching and taking care of the birdies out here, on the island, as well! Last year we fed an injured eagle, until it could catch things on the wing, again. One year, we had an Australian Greater Egret, blown here, with a subsequent storm of bird watchers, until it left. Thanks for sharing some of your treasures with me! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
LadyJo rated for CSG ~ Pick a Theme: Renew on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: So I couldn't help myself an opened this box of WOW, wonderful goodies just like I love to receive! I think this might be my favorite swap from you, but I do like the SNOW one too! I will surely use all these things to send out more Happy Mail, oh love all these postcards to send to the Elderly! The mailing labels are so nice too! All these things are new too me, which is so cool! The Pass It on cards, my daughter buys them and leaves them when she goes out to eat with her tip! She writes an encouraging word on the back! These are also new to me, so I am excited to have new items! I am also glad to try out some new pens, too! Nice ink colors! I am so excited to have picked this theme! It sure is a favorite of mine! Thanks again, Hugs to you for the perfect swap for me! I hope you continue this type of swap! I find it fun!
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Snow Falling on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Oh my goodness what a neat swap! I didn't look at it all because I want to save some of it, to enjoy the rest of the month! I just love how you took the photobook and what you did with this! I may have to get a few on hand to do this! This is really neat! That is the part, I will save to read for the next week or so! Thank you so much! I am so excited to receive these wonderful encouraging words about snow! I think I am going to learn a lot too!
colleenbUSA rated for swap addy labels for stamps on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Wow! Thanks for all the samps! I know that not everyone can get the non-machinable ones, so I totally understand that. Let me know if you'd like to swap again!
snels119 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the swap!
Comment: Miss Felicia!! Wow!! Thank you so, so much for the amazing package!! I love everything!! It was all so thoughtful and gave me so much inspiration. I’m already using the charms and beads!! My Mom and Miss Zora loved their goodies too!! I’m so happy we keep our tradition going—it wouldn’t feel like Christmas without it!! Hope your New Year is starting off with good times, good health, energy, and lots of inspiration!! 🤗💜💜💜
Comment: This was so fun!! So many smiles packed into the box (and I LOVE the black and white gingham pattern!) The gloves are perfect, and… well I can’t just list it all but I’m sitting here surrounded by it all a second time and enjoying it all over again as I “clean up Christmas”. So much crafty fun, and the devotionals and holly leaves are so appreciated too!!! Thank you!! (Let’s swap again before Christmas!!)
mariewilliams810 rated for Postcards for Grief on Jan 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing about Bill.
georgiafae rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 2, 2023
Comment: Cute way of sending card in a little bag/envelope inside. Loved the Christmas riddles and the extras-Thanks for sharing, Happy New Year of swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful swap! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!
NachoCheese928 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 28, 2022
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the goodies and the cute presentation. Happy Holidays
SnailMailSvet rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you! Happy Holidays!
Tverne05 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 26, 2022
Comment: thanks for the items. You get a heart for the Christmas jokes...lol. It made me chuckle.
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 26, 2022
Comment: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year🎉
Comment: I love your TBR. I like Martha Grimes too, have a few yet to read. I also like Steve Barry, espionage, spies, and mystery. I like paranormal, mystery, and Dean Koontz. I read actual paper books. Just cant adapt to audio yet!LOL Maybe soon. I have books in every room. My retirement books. I buy at yards sales and win on Goodreads. Thank you so much for your list, happy reading!
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. Happy holidays ❤️💚
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Merry Xmas!
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of goodies....🎄
riviwriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy holidays and stay cozy <3

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LadyJo on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you for the RAKS USA Christmas Card tag! I love these postcards to use in my Elderly project! If you ever need ideas to send in a swap, these are great for me! Nice big postcards, so nice! Thank you for the stickers as well! So nice to swap with you this year! Look forward to the next year of continued swaps!

gingerbee on Nov 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for the November RAK of Hanukkah stamps! I like to make cards for all the winter holidays, so this will be a lovely addition to my collection. Happy festive season to you!!

LadyJo on Nov 16, 2022:

Thank you for surprising me with washi tape and card for my birthday! It is always fun to get unexpected fun mail! Thanks so much!

grammypammy on Nov 15, 2022:

Please check your messages.

Thanks, Pam

colleenbUSA on Oct 19, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK wish of stickii club stickers!

JuneRosebud on Oct 15, 2022:

Hi Felicia, Thank you for the Sept RAK #5 of die cuts on RAKS ONLY USA. Lots of variety=)

sleepykitty on Oct 10, 2022:

Thank you for your September RAK #3, a fabulous envelope of die cuts! 💌 I love the variety!

AZmom875 on Oct 8, 2022:

I need to thank you for the Raks fall clusters. I loved the alternate colored pumpkins.

AZmom875 on Oct 6, 2022:

Thank you so much for the September RAK #5 -- flat envie of manufacturer die cuts

These are so cute.

katjl on Sep 27, 2022:

Thank you for September RAK #1 -- Two Texas postcards in envie.

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