Comment: Thanks for the letter--a beautiful job of decorating the envelope and I love the bookmark! You letter reminds me I haven't read the final book in the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series. My book club just read "Radium Girls" by Kate Moore (nonfiction, makes you sad and angry) and is now reading "Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman (humorous, touching and a little sad). Miichele Obama's book "Becoming is the August book.
Response: I haven't read the last one myself. I need to do that. I have a bad habit of getting the characters in a good spot and leaving the story there. I did the same thing with the Outlander series. lol I get to a good place and I don't want to mess with it. Thank you for the great rating.
Comment: Wow! You are so decided on your goals I'm certain you will be successful! Thank you so much for sharing with me! I'm inspired to sit down and make some real goals (not the wishy-washy kind) and plans on how I will get this done. I will be 65 tomorrow and it's time. Have a blessed day!
Response: What a nice thing to say! I’m so glad you enjoyed by letter. Thank you for the wonderful rating.
Comment: Thanks!!! I have driven through WV a few times when I drove back and forth to Tennessee (from Boston) but I have never spent any time there.
Response: Oh cool! WV is a cool place to visit if you like to do outdoorsy things. If you ever plan a trip here, I’d visit Lewisburg, WV. Very cool town.
Glad you enjoyed the card. Thank you for the great rating.
Comment: Casey - Thanks for such a fun postcard. a CT postcard from WV! Danielson is even smaller than deep river! about 4k . . Deep River is 5.5k and about an hour away. I think that waterfall is the only thing there! LOL! THANKS!
Response: I totally understand that. The only thing in Blooming Rose is a post office and a bridge. And me! Lol
Glad you enjoyed the swap.
Comment: Such a lovely swap Casey! Pretty flowers very nice bible verses and a sweet note plus the stickers and washi tape are very nice as well. Thank you so much for an uplifting swap especially when I need it!
Response: Wonderful! I’m so pleased you enjoyed the card. Thank you for the great rating!
Comment: Your letter is finally here:) I don't mind a mistake. It's about how one is correcting a mistake in a loving and understanding way:) Thank you for the letter.
Response: Thank you so much for your patience and willingness to wait so I could send your letter again. The first one never came back to my mailbox so I suppose it’s lost forever. If something like this had to happen, I’m so grateful it was with a partner as nice as you, Lucine. Thank you, thank you.
Comment: I would have rated the same without the blank notecard, but I'm glad you didn't know that cuz it's GORGEOUS and I can't wait to use it. Or hoard it saying "my precious." One or the other. What a beautiful song! I have heard of Ani Difranco and heard her music because my daughter listens to her, but never paid attention to the words. My loss! And no wonder my daughter loves her so much! Thank you so much, I already added this and a few of her other songs to my playlist.
Response: What a awesome rating! Thank you! I adore Ani DiFranco— have since I was 19. My favorites are Swan Dive, Independence Day, and Joyful Girl. I like a great many of her songs. Glad you liked the swap!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. I didn't camp that much. I went to a camp through church one time and I did more when I was older. Now I go all the time lol. Noticed your city by the way and there is one of those in SC lol. I'm glad it was a good memory. You're always so sweet.
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! The back did rip a little bit, so I cannot read one of the sentences, but the postcard itself is still ok. :) It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day; I'm happy for you. We have Mother's Day here in France on Sunday. I didn't know that some countries did it on a different day until I moved here. Thanx again!
Response: Oh no! I'm sorry the card was a bit worse for wear when it arrived. We did have a great Mother's Day--we made a good memory. Thanks for the great rating. Take care!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard and the thought of association with certain people. I never realized it but I associate Hydrangeas with my mother. That was my very first gift for her. The florist sold me a beautiful plant for $2.50, all the money I had for Mother's day when I was 8 yrs. old. It was probably worth 10 times that. Mama put it in the yard and it grew almost as tall as the house. =)
Response: What a sweet memory of your mother. Thank you for sharing that with me! I am pleased you liked the card, Diane. Thanks a bunch for the wonderful rating!
Comment: Hi Casey! Ah, that's nice! I'm trying to start a garden too, but it's been an especially rainy spring and so we haven't been getting a lot of sunlight and everything I planted is starting to suffer bc of the rain and lack of sunshine! :( My Grandma passed when I was high school. She was my favorite person and I sure do miss her! Love the succulent stickers! Where'd you get them?
Response: Hobby Lobby! Where all my crafty things come from. LOL
Comment: Thanks especially for the WVA capitol PC. Believe it or not, my dad's grandparents lived in Monroe County. They weren't really near any major town, but their home was called Solitude, and I actually got to go there as a child, and once as an adult when the owners let us visit when most of the family was at Mountain Lake for a family reunion. So, I not only like the card and the nice note, the family connection brought up some cool memories. Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Response: That's so lovely, Gabrielle! I think the last time I was in Monroe county was in February. My husband and I took the long way home from a trip to Virginia and went through Alderson. It straddles Greenbrier and Monroe. Thanks for sharing a memory with me!
Comment: Thank you for the RAKs and the pretty card! I look foward to reading the little slips of paper when the time comes :)
Response: I just loved everything about this swap. The concept, writing my own strips, fighting temptation to just read them all in one sitting! I’m glad you will enjoy the swap all well. I hope something I wrote warms your heart!
Comment: Casey, thanks so much for the Llama Loves postcard. Only 3 partners in this swap and one of my other partners sent me a "Be Llamazing" postcard from the same set. What are the odds of that?!? They are adorable, thank you!
Response: How funny! The Swapverse thought you needed more llama in your life. Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Oh this does look like a relaxing day by the pool PC. I do have some plans for this summer. I am going to Reno, NV. Do you have any plans?
Response: I am hoping to go on a few camping trips this summer. Also I want to get all the kids bicycles and bike some trails now that they are older. My husband and I usually go away one weekend in the summer just the two of us. I have lots of plans. Reno sounds fun--I've never been. See you around the Swapverse!
Comment: Casey ~ i have aways wanted to go to Germany, but
can be satisfied with a evocative postcard as was
yours! thank you for hosting this swap ... my latest project is also to pare down my postcard
stash > it does no one good being kept in boxes
in a storage locker!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card, neecie. Good luck on your project! Letting go is hard!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard, I can’t have flowers in my house because of my cat Ally she eats them, that’s why I love having a garden, my lilac bush just bloomed!!!!🌺🦋🌻
Response: I love the way lilac smells but my husband hates it. Says it smells like moth balls to him. So strange! I'd love to have a lilac bush but just enjoy the blooms outside instead of in. Take care!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome card and stickers! I have never put much thought into that verse in Jonah even though I knew he had a second chance. Thank God for second chances! I hope you had a Happy Easter!
Comment: I loved reading your responses! I'm so happy to see you achieved you dream of becoming a mother, I think it's so sweet that that's all you wanted. I'm sure your children will love the journals you've written. I hope to see you around SwapBot more again in the future too! You seem really lovely <3 - Ellie x
Response: Awww--thanks Ellie--you do, too. This was a fun one!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! It’s funny how our age shows in our gratefulness, not in a bad way! I’m a grandmother your a young mother! I also was a SAHM such a blessing to you and your children! Also a blessing to be a walk away from those you love! I really loved your list, you are blessed and I was blessed ready of your grateful heart! God bless you and your precious family
Response: What a nice comment to leave, 24Donna! I do feel very blessed and grateful for all the good things in my life. Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Do you knit? A job in a yarn shop would be awesome! I go to a local quilting/fabric store for Knit Night every Tuesday - they also have a nice wall of yarn! Many of the ladies who work at the store also knit, so if it isn't busy, they join in. I feel like more and more people are making a living with fiber - dying, spinning, etc. Yes, a dream job for sure! Thanks for your note and the spring-y washi samples!
Response: I taught myself to knit but not to fix mistakes. Knitting for me, the pressure is on to do it perfectly or the whole project is ruined. I wish I was better at knitting. I love to crochet but I think knitting is prettier.
Comment: Hey Casey!
I hope your grandmother is doing well and has a speedy recovery after the surgery! Oh my goodness, your parents sound incredible! That's so nice of them to do that for you and your family!!! I read Memoirs of Geisha when I started High School but it's sad because I can barely remember anything of it, my little review said it was good though, so maybe time for a reread! Thank you so much for your email/message! I hope you and your family have a lovely week ^_^
Response: Thanks so much! I’m glad to know you enjoyed the swap. You have a great week, too. Oh, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: I really enjoyed your letter about your weekend. You had a lot going on both days, but sleeping in with no alarm I agree is the best!
Thank-you for the notecard. I'll be using it soon. May you enjoy the early days of Spring.
Response: I’m so glad you liked my note and card. Thank you for such a nice (and super quick!) rating! Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you! I really enjoyed reading your answers. I've only gone through WV on the highway, but it seems very pretty there. Every time I hear WV I always think of the song "Take Me Home Country Roads". I will always love that song 💜
Response: I’m happy to hear you liked the swap, Jenicat. I love my home state. I can’t say enough good things about her. Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you for the excerpt and tea! The Poisonwood Bible sounds really good! I've seen it at the bookstore and wondered if it was any good. I will have to read it now. Thank you!!!
Response: Oh, I am glad you liked the excerpt! It's an amazing book--I think I found mine at a thrift store, hardback for like a buck. It's one of my very favorites. I hope you do read it! Thank you for the quick rating and the heart, too. Happy swapping!
Response: I hope you do. My taste in music is a bit left of center, but I think some of those songs are really beautiful. Let me know what you think, if you find anything you love. Thank you for such a great and quick rating. Swap happy.
Comment: Your letter was a great length :) I'll send out a reply soon, I just hope I can remember you DON'T like Hello kitty as that's what I write on :P
Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed my novel...I mean letter. :D And hey, write on whatever you like. This is your letter that expresses your personality. I am sure it will be a wonderful letter and I am looking forward to it! Thanks for the heart, by the way!! :D
Comment: Your letter was wonderful. I was sad when I opened your letter, but just reading your letter made me smile. The love you feel for your family and God comes from every word. In a world filled with so much negativity and darkness, it's nice to see a shining light. I intend to write you back and I hope that we can be just what the name of the swap implies"friends for life" Thanks for the glimps into your life it was so enjoyable. Suzanne "Honeyblossom"
Response: I'm glowing! So happy to hear you enjoyed my letter so much, Suzanne. I am looking forward to your letter and friendship. Hugs,Casey
Comment: thank you so much! I love the bookmark, tea, and book labels. You didn't write exactly what was outlined in the swap requirements, but your letter was still awesome! You really made me want to read 'outlander.'
Response: Sorry the letter wasn't quite right...I wen't back and reread the swap rules and saw what I had left out. Thanks for being understanding and giving me such a great rating, Jayeme!
Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to try these! My grandmother use to make cabbage rolls & stuffed green peppers too! I am anxious to try your grandmothers as they are so similar! Yum! Happy holidays!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the package. I love the bookmark and the small swatch of fabric. They will be put to good use. Not sure yet if I can drink the tea, but it looks delicious. Take Care, Jenna
Response: Happy to hear it. Thank you for the heart, Jenna!
Comment: Thank you for the delicious soup/chowder recipes. I "won't be afraid" of the Gypsy Soup. I liked your recipe cards - especially the bird one. Thanks for the extra blank cards too. You have nice printing - easy to read. I had to be really careful when I wrote out my own recipes. With having to hand write them, I couldn't "backspace" and re-type any errors (LOL). Thanks again, for hosting the 2nd round of this swap.
Response: Hey Beth, glad to hear you were happy with the swap. Thanks again for suggesting I host it a second time. I think I will host this one every fall now.....Take care and I hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: Ahhh! Sorry for the kinda late rating! The past week has been crazy! (my grandpa wasnt doing well but hes okay now!) LOVED your package and am totally looking forward to becoming friends :) xox.
Response: No worries. Just glad you were happy with your package! Thanks for the heart. This was really fun, we should do it again one day! :D
Comment: What a lovely pc!! I am having a tough time finding pc's these days! Thanks for the great read info as well! I will have to give these books a whirl! Happy Swapping! You were on the ball with this swap!! ;)
Response: Thank you, Vicky! When I saw this swap I thought to myself, I have the perfect card for this! Isn't it great when a swap works out that way? Thank you for the great rating and the kind words!
Comment: What cool stuff in that (torn) envie. Seems it was all intact. I will have fun using everything. Thanks a bunch! Joy
Response: Hi Joy, I am glad you enjoyed the ATC kit. I hope you can make something beautiful with it. So sorry about the envelope being torn. When I put the swap in the mail for you, it was in one piece. I guess we are all at the mercy of the postal system, aren't we! Thanks for being understanding and giving such a great rating away! :D
Comment: Thank you for the book mark!! I am going to stop by the book store and look for that book, your letter got me intrested in reading it! I would love to share what i am reading, i'll send my letter this week! :)
Response: I have since finished the book and it is so very good. Get your Kleenex ready for the end! I am glad you enjoyed my letter and the bookmark. Thank you for the heart, too! Looking forward to your letter.
Comment: Casey, this is the most beautiful bookmark I've ever received. I absolutely love blue and butterflies; thank you so much for checking my profile and making such a wonderful gift! You deserve at least TEN hearts for this swap; EXCELLENT!!:-)
Response: How nice of you to say! I am so glad you enjoyed the bookmark. It just so happened I had all the things you like! Great when a swap works out that way! Thank you for the heart and the kind words! :)
Comment: I'm giving you a heart because of the INSANE amount of things that we have in common and that your letter was nice and long and told me so much. I'm definitely planning to wrote you back. thank you
Response: Looking forward to getting your letter. Thanks for the lovely rating!!
Comment: What a great idea for a postcard! I had never thought of doing something like that! Ethan got to color the front and then add it to the little postcard collection that I'm starting for him. A few of the books on your list are some of our favorites as well! But we are anxious to check out the others at the library tomorrow. :) Thanks for a great swap!
Response: This swap was one of my absolute favorites. I loved making it for your little boy. I know how excited my children are to get mail...it made my day knowing your little one would be excited, too. Great swap all the way around! Thanks for the kind words, great rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great recipes you sent. The Broccoli Chowder sounds delicious...a mix between cheddar broccoli and potato soup, both favorites. The Cabbage Beef soup sounds like a great soup for cold winter days. Can't wait to try them. Love the recipe cards! Great swap!
Response: Glad to hear you are happy with the swap, Miss Tullie! I loved being able to share recipes that are dear to my family! Take care.
Comment: I've never seen Hudson Cream flour in any stores here in Oregon but I can relate to you grandmother's attitude - having something you can depend on is very reassuring when cooking! thanks for sharing!
Response: So glad to see you liked the card...yeah, Hudson Cream is a staple in our kitchens. If you ever see it in a store, give it a try! Good stuff. Thanks for the great rating on my card and the heart, too!
Comment: I got all teary eyed reading your list. I wish my hubby did some of those things. We've also been married for 6 years and I wouldn't give him up for anything, because the things he does do make me happy to be his wife. Thanks for the reminder.
Response: My husband is a good man and I had alot of fun writing about him. Glad to see you enjoyed reading about him! Thank you for the kind words, great rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter about your boys. It looks like you really have your hands full with such small boys. Enjoy all of your time with them because they grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday that my 11 year old was 3 months old. Thank you also for the cards. I don't have any of them yet.
Response: Had a wonderful time swapping with you again. Always a pleasure! Thanks for the kind words, great rating and the heart. Take care, friend!
Comment: Hi, Casey... I received your interesting state postcard today. I really enjoy finding out the different facts about a state. Thanks very much. I hope you DO get to visit Georgia sometime. I miss it, but do love Maine, too. I am going down to Georgia for a few days to see my Mom the last part of this month. Take care. ~Gail
Response: Very happy to hear you were pleased with the card. Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Handmade Sewn (instead of glued) envelopes. Awesome idea and I love the different stitches you used. Great job.
Response: To be honest, I was a tad nervous you wouldn't like them sewn. I took a little chance and it paid off. Very relieved to hear you loved them! Thanks so much for the feedback, great rating and the heart!
Comment: You asked for constructive criticism, but I couldn't find anything NOT to like about the ATCs you made. They were creative and very nice peices of small art! It looked like time & thought went into them. I look forward to swapping with you in the future. Thanks for the AYCs!
Response: I am so pleased to hear you liked them. I was nervous about my cards, I am very new to ATCs like I said. Thanks for the compliments on them!
Comment: Thanks so much for the great book, the book thong and your list. Interestingly enough, many of the books on your list are books that I have read and enjoyed so I'm looking forward to reading the book that you sent. Thanks so much!
Response: You'll have to let me know what you thought of the book. I loved it, hope you do too.
Comment: Thank you for your list! It was really fun and interesting to read. I like how you put realistic things. I hope you do accomplish all the things on your list! Again thanks for the letter!
Response: Glad you hear you enjoyed it...thank you for the kind words and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful recipes! Can't wait to try them! I love no bake cookies, they are a childhood favorite and we always make them for the holidays. And the mac n cheese is almost exactly like my mom's! I love it!
Response: I am glad to hear it, hope you enjoy making some of the recipes....thank you for the heart! <3