Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2021 12:17 pm


Original Member
Last Online: August 2, 2021
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

February 2021

Thank you Swap-bot Family for the care and prayers sent toward Texas during the crippling winter storm. Feb. 14-20 was a week like no other here. The Gulf Coast knows hurricanes, but not winter. As of Feb. 21, we are still under a boil water order. City authorities said it will remain at least through Monday. If you're a praying person, send some to those who are struggling. If you want to help, donations to the Houston Food Bank, Star of Hope Mission or Red Cross would be appreciated.

Updated August 2018

I'm artistic and I now 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.

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.)

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, 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, blues, 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!), Meet the Press, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, Fixer Upper, Pose on FX, game shows and late-night TV monologues. Also enjoy Madame Secretary, the reboot of Charmed and Snowpiercer.

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

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, and a vaccine for coronavirus COVID-19. WOOT! on that last wish!!!

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

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)

  • 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 Ink pens (preferably blue ink, fine point; hearts for Zebra, Tul, 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; Premier 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.

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 Nesbo, 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 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: I decided to open this package with a few hours to go (I was born at 6:45 am). Thank you so much for one of the nicest swaps I've received on this site. Everything was great and felt specifically chosen for me. I mean... Moomins!!! Thank you for taking the time, thought and effort to put together such a fabulous package of gifts!!! It made for a fun (early) birthday surprise. PS ~ I haven't decided if I'm grownup yet or not 8)
Rateliff rated for Wax seal ATC on Aug 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card! The little bird carrying the envelope seal is so cute!
Comment: Thanks for your letter, Felicia! I was pretty surprised myself how many books I'd read from this specific decade - and enjoyed too. I totally agree with you on Strunk & White (though I have to stick strictly to AP for work...) and Portrait of the Artist. As a Willa Cather fan, I'd be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to plug My Antonia. It's a quick and lovely little novel all about memory and the cyclical nature of life. My favorite quote from it: "I had the sense of coming home to myself and of having found out what a little circle man's experience is."
Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal cards! I think I like the little van and flowers for the ruffle card!
lrm1980 rated for Wax seal ATC on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: What a pretty ATC! Thank you!
LindaW rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister Swap ~ July on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the encouraging cards and items that you sent me.
Comment: Thanks for the variety of pens!
SpringShire rated for Stickers and a Sketch - July on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Love watercolor pens and wildflowers mama my heart happy. Thank you for the stickers— we just caught tadpoles to raise and my kids were delighted about the frogs especially.
Comment: Thank you for the birthday gifts, which I am saving till August 17th. Your gift bag you made me is so cute, thank you. LOVE the ATC card. Thank you so much. Looking forward to opening my items later next month. Happy Swapping.
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Summer Sunshine on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for an amazing envie of sunshine! I loved opening it and seeing all the great items you chose for me. Thank you for your extreme kindness!
LindaW rated for TCHH-Christmas In July on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great devotional book and car coaster. Thank you for the Christmas card and inspiring devotions. I love Our Daily Bread!
Comment: Thanks so much
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful kits! I can't wait to craft with these!
marclively rated for Lighthouse Item Swap on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Comment: Thank you! I have been enjoying slowly opening all of your lovely presents!
KarenFife rated for Patriotic Postcard - US Only on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Texas Flag postcard! I'd move to Texas in a minute if I had the chance!
Comment: Thank you for resending.
sleepingrover2010 rated for Vintage Corner Pockets #1 on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Hi Felicia, Please forgive me for some time in getting your rating for this swap. You were so generous with the items you sent for the swap. Thank You so much for the BEAUTIFUL Vintage Corners you made for me and this swap. I look forward to adding the Vintage Corners in my Junk Journal. I also appreciate the extras you sent to start off each Corner with an item. I appreciate how each corner is unique. Mail is still moving slow in Colorado, both in and out of the state. Continued Patience as our mail trouble works toward much better mail service. Continued HAPPY MAIL as you continue to participate in the Swap-bot experience. Barbara, sleepingrover2010
rkassman rated for Inspire Me Kit - June on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: If I could give you a million hearts I would! What an absolutely delightful package - so thoughtful and absolutely packed. Thank you so much!!
colleenbUSA rated for [BLC] Perfect Book Story on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: All three books sound interesting! I have at least 20 different coffee mugs but I only really use 4 of them lol!

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rarjones on Aug 1, 2021:


I am your Faith Sister for the month of August 2021.

I will be lifting you in prayer for God's guidance, protection & provision over all that concerns you.

May the Lord keep you as the apple of His eye; and hide you in the shadow of His wings. Psalm 17:8 NIV


G.I.F.T. Faith Sister - August

bethe on Jul 15, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Happy Mail stickers! These are so perfect. AWG July

Lonestarchild on Jul 15, 2021:

Thanks so much for the July AWG Happy Mail stickers. These are perfect!

CariahCreates on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the wax seals from my AWG june wishlist! I haven't used these before.

BusyB on May 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for my birthday gift. The cloth pouch is beautiful! Fun textiles and ephemera. Thank you for thinking of me this month.

CariahCreates on May 24, 2021:

Thank you for the art page examples from my AWG wishlist. I’m a little late in getting my thank you out. Sorry about that, been traveling

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 19, 2021:

Thank you for sending birthday mail to my sister! She has really enjoyed the happy mail surprises :)

BusyB on May 18, 2021:

Thank you so much for the AWG birthday wishes! I love the card and oh yes can't believe I'm going to be 60! Seems like yesterday I was graduating from highschool. I would have never guessed you will be 60 next year! I'm so glad you are safe in TX. All my family there is too. So thankful! Waiting to open the beautifully wrapped gift until my actual birthday and I'll be back to comment. Hugs! 💛

orneryswife on May 16, 2021:

Thank you for the puzzle pieces!! AWG May

chimerix on May 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and post it notes for my DH's birthday. He got a kick out of your note. Aloha

AWG - April

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