Comment: Yo, I thought I rated this already! Anyway, it's interesting seeing what other people reckon stockings are about. And I love the idea of jelly or a pav egg! Definitely going to use that one for myself :)
Comment: What a lovely collection of notecards & matching envies Annette! They will certainly be useful, and yes you got it right. ðŸ˜Š Thank you. ðŸ˜Šâ¤
I'm also very grateful for the card you have sent my Dad Annette! Yours is the first to have arrived...maybe cause you live an hour away LOL. Seriously though, thank you ever so much! I'm going to collect them as they arrive before I hand them over for him to open. I know he will cry with the disbelief that others have actually opened their heart for him. â¤ðŸ’œðŸ’™ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’–
I still gotta do a gelli plate thing! LOL ðŸ˜Š
Response: Thanks for the heart Jennifer! Good luck with the Gelli Plate.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards. I wonder what happened to the originals? I really appreciate the resend. Have a lovely Christmas . Keep cool.
Response: Thanks so much for your patience Bee and the heart! Australia Post is a bit below the weather of late but this is only the second item that's ever gone missing in the 8 years of swapping so pretty lucky really.
Comment: Thank you very much for this great swap! I really love everything. The smell of every item is so good. Just stried the eye cream, bodylotion and face scrub.
And your handmade the bag! That is so cool. I am really bad at seewing....
Did I get it rigth, that the blue square is a shampoo ?
Response: Yes, it is a shampoo bar from Fortune Cookie Soap company. I'm so happy you enjoyed the swap I sent you!
Comment: I got excited when the parcel man turned up thinking it was my wool order & it had come super fast so was so surprised to see this come super early oh wow I so wanta open everything up will put it away til dec 1 :) Started opening today oh wow !
Response: Thanks for the heart Claire. I hope you like everything. There is something in white tissue paper which you can open now
Comment: I could have swore I left a comment. Good thing I go through all my swaps. I probably forgot to save the ratings, But anyway I loved your technique of crocheting . Cant wait to try the soap Great swap
Comment: Annette!! I honestly can't thank you enough for the letter and the amazing stamps!! I loved looking through them so, so very much!! I will be replying in the next couple of weeks. Thank you so much!!! xxoxoxoxo
Comment: Looking forward to reading your letters and seeing how you see the world. The big express post package arrived today ðŸ˜Š. I have now received January as well. Thanks for the lovely letter and the first gift is useful too. Thanks for the interesting letter and tea bags for February.
Response: Thanks Diane! I'm so sorry, January got left out. I hope that is with you soon.
Comment: Hi Annette I actually got your most beautiful card a couple of days ago. I got it mixed up with a friend also called Annette. So very sorry. I just Love your card it is so pretty . Have a wonderful Christmas.
Response: thanks very much for the great rating, I hope you have a lovely Christmas.
Comment: Annette, I just received an awesome box of goodies!!!!! Thank you so much, I love it all!! The magazines and book I can't wait to read, the stencils are Great!!! I haven't seen them before.The photo cards, socks,gel pen,all the different food and spices are wonderful!! I wish I could give you more hearts!!!! But your letter was the best, Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with me!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Response: So, so glad you liked it. Thanks very much for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for sending me 2 beautifully crafted cards that were made especially for me after reading me profile. The swap only asked for one so I feel really spoiled. The washi paper is so pretty, thank you so much! I wish I could give more hearts!
Response: I'm really glad you liked them! thanks for the heart. I really enjoying sharing a passion with someone and I really love washi paper too.
Comment: Annette, thank you so much for all the sewing items that you sent me. I especially love the wooden buttons and that you sent 8 of them. And, oh yes, the large needles, I am always losing mine. I just don't know where they disappear. Shirley
Comment: What a lovely surprise to find not one but 2 lovely cards.Thank you.I particularly like how you used the beautiful die cut strip. thank you also for including a note and the die cut lacy circle. I do enjoy getting a message from my swap partners. I look forward to swapping with you in future.
Response: Thanks! I really appreciate the heart and am glad you liked what I put together.
Comment: Hi Annette,
I got your swap today..you did a great job..the papers you chose were so pretty and the sewing is so good!! You forgot the embellishment and the sentiment on the back though..thats ok.. I still love it!!
Happy holidays to you...xxA
Response: Amira, I'm so sorry, you're right, I did totally miss those bits and I can't think how! Thanks so much for your generous rating considering that!
Comment: Hello Annette! Thank you for the amazingly generous package you sent. I throughly enjoyed the shortbread cookies and I plan to replace my evening chai tea with the apple tea that you sent me! The pecan nuts are wonderful - i tried it with a salad of fruits and cheese! The Christmas ornaments are up on my little tree. I love the cupcake set - can't wait to start baking! Thank you so much for the wonderful edibles, recipes, ornaments, and all the other goodies (gel pen set, bakers twine etc!) Love everything! Have a Merry Xmas and a wonderful New Year! x
Response: So glad you enjoyed it. I loved my parcel too!
Comment: Hi Annette,
Thank you so much for your little mini-book. It was such a treat unwrapping this gorgeous handmade book just for me!! And the little things you included are totally adorable!! You've spoilt me..thank you again!! Happy holidays.
Response: Glad you liked it Amira. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I'm not opening it until Christmas, but I have given it the 'feel' test and am sure that, whatever it is, I am going to love it! You forgot to put swap name on anything, so I have had to play detective to find it.
Thank you for an awesome looking (and feeling) package. Happy swapping. ðŸ’–
Response: Oh No! Sorry Lizard to not put the swap name on. I was sure I did, either on the envelope or the back of the card I put in. Gosh!
Comment: **Update 12-12** Thanks so much for the gifts. I think the rainbow papers you picked for me are my favorite! =) 9-24: This arrived today and it was open. Looks like the glue on the flap didn't hold out for the whole trip. There is six wrapped gifts inside, so I think it's all here. =) Just letting you know so that next time you can tape the flaps too. Thanks!
Comment: Hi Annette - Thank you so much for the beautiful bookmarks, I love them and the card you made also. I haven't been to Perth - but I have relatives over there and they love it. I received them a couple of days ago and I'm sorry I didn't rate them on Thursday - but it was a mad day around here and I'm playing catchup this morning (Sat). All the best and happy swapping - Jane x jep1068
Response: Thanks so much for the heart Jane and I am really happy you liked them.
Comment: Soooo Many pretty papers, tiny dictionary paper, and xmas paper and printed chipboard and Mmm lots of paper. ps didnt know that rubons were paper lol. But thank you soooo much this is awesome cant wait to go home and play with it.
Response: Thanks Carolyn. Glad you liked it. hope to see some work you do with it one day.
Comment: The Envelopes certainly cheered up my day and having them come in a handmade envelope was even more special. But Finding the matching card in some of them was just... Im lost for words. Thank you. If I could I would give you many more hearts. Beyond Awesome.
Response: I love making matching cards, I'm so glad you liked them!
Comment: Thank you very much for your container! :) I really became more cheerful just by reading it! Even the mailman was happy by delivering it to me! :) You deserve more than a 5 and a heart! ;) I hope I can make more swaps with you! :) Best wishes
Comment: Thank you ever so much Annette for the lovely package I received! I loved the envelopes and cards you made and your Christmas card too. I love your idea of making cards to match the envies. Definitely looking forward to opening my stocking stuffers on Christmas morning!
Comment: I got it today and I had to read it from front to back! thank you for all of the effort and time you put into your journal. I really enjoyed it and will keep it on my journal shelf in my special cabinet.
Response: My first story wasn't received and I re-sent asap as did my partner. In my email I apologised for having forgotten to check up on the swap and the fact that June hadn't rated. (not in those words) June took this as my having forgotten to do the swap at all. Not the case and June acknowledged her misunderstanding by email but has opted not to change her comment.
Comment: Thank you for your journal. It copied some of the lists into my private journal. I learned the precious stone one by hard because it is so much fun to say those beautiful names out loud. I really enjoyed reading all the lists.
Response: Thanks Glory, I really appreciate the heart. I'm glad you liked my lists.
Comment: :) Received my tough bag package from Australia this morning. I truly enjoy your quote/poem joirnal. It was nice to see one of my favorites by Langston Hughes. I like your idea of matching photos to some of your entries, I may have to borrow this idea from you! I also love the notecard that you made. This is one of the reasons I love Swap-bot, all the new/different crafting ideas. Happy Swapping.
Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it. You are more than welcome to borrow my photo idea.
Comment: These photos are absolutely AMAZING!!! I'm totally in awe of the sweet pink and white colors, and I only wish we had flowers like that around here:-) You did a great job on the matte, and I'm going to frame it and hang it up on my wall! Thanks for a great swap!!!
Response: so glad you liked them Laynie. Thanks so much for letting me make it into a card for you, thanks also for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for your answers to the 100 questions, I enjoyed reading them. :) Canada is a pretty cool place to live in,no pun intended! Luckily its warmed up a bit, -11 today. Heat wave! LOL Hope you have a great day!
Comment: Thanks for the follow up email Annette about your understanding of this swap. These are lovely photos. I love that you chose some nature topics rather than just the more typical tourist spots you could have chosen for your city!
Comment: Thankyou so much for the exciting package! Was not expecting it so early, and after looking inside (which I shouldn't have because now I am too tempted!) I am very much looking forward to what awaits in December :) Thanks again.
Response: I know what you mean, I've had to hide mine in an unused drawer! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Great letter! you sound like a very crafty lady indeed! I think you're really wise to avoid the costly hobbies and focus on the crafts that end up with useful things - if only I could be so wise! Thanks so much for sharing! And thanks so much for the handmade card and mini bookmark!
Comment: So beautiful! I didn't ever think I'd like so much yellow, but it's perfect with the blues! Thanks for the charms, too--yellow is a color I don't have a lot of, so now I'm ready for the next BOTM!
Comment: Dear Nettie,
Wow, Wow, Wow! I was so surprised to get home from work and find your package in my mailbox. Boy, that sure was a piece of luck that it arrived prior to the postal strike. Words can't express just how much I love all the swap treasures that you sent. Each little token was better than the next. I love the "Mug Rug." it is so personal for me with the green butterflies on it. The tea wallet will go so nicely with my brown or turquoise handbags and the teas are of course my very favourites. The Roo bookmark is so cute and so are the mini cross-stitch kits, plus the blank aida bookmark. I have just the design I want to do in it, The small photo album of fabric is a totally genius way to share fabrics. I am blown away by our swap. Many heartfelt thanks for the joyous afternoon you've given me. Smiles and Hugs from Canada, Le Papillon Vert
Response: Aww. I never thought of the strike no wonder it was delayed. I'm glad you liked everything.
Comment: Thank you for the great buttons - at first I thought that they were just like my motherinlaws buttons but on closer inspection there were lots of ones I had not seen before. Can never have too many buttons! Cheers
Comment: oh these are just wonderful, Annette! I have never even seen these type of handmatter letter sets with the writingpaper-what a great idea! They are all solovely-I too esp. like the map ones, kids illustrations and I haven't seen many magazines i don't want to just tear apart for all the pretty imges! :) And I have to admit-i had to look up "aerogremme" on Wikipedia! Interesting! Thank you again for such a lovely swap-wish i could give you a dozen hearts! Happy swapping! :)
Response: I'm really happy you liked my envies. It was a great swap. I'd like to do another one.
Comment: Thank you for your letter. I can understand your frustrations, and i hope it gets sorted out soon! Sorry I did not rate you sooner, my family's been having problems and I've just been sitting stuff aside... But I'm catching up!
Comment: Thankyou for all the cutie pressies, is was soooo exciting getting a pressie every day! I love everything, the writing paper, the adorable purse, seeds for the garden, lots of wool, the sanding pad, everything!!! And I cannot wait to start of the peacock stuffie, he is adorable! Lots & lots of hearts!
Response: Thanks Michelle. So glad you liked everything. I loved my advent too.
Comment: Normally I wait 'til Christmas to open *any* Xmas pressies.. however, as I had opened the card (to find out who the gift was from/what swap it was for) and the message told me that it was fabric inside, I figured it was no longer a surprise, so I ended up giving in & opening the pressie!!! :-O (hehe! :-P) THank you so much for the *beautiful* fabric (I'm very tempted just to frame it! ^_^) and the lovely charms! :-D
Response: Glad you liked it. It was a bit over budget etc but I knew it would be perfect for you.
Comment: I love my quilt. It's beautiful. One day I'll learn to quilt for real. Right now I'm going through an artist phase, and my quilting is more art like than true quilting. I'll be able to play with the "big girls" soon. Thank you again.
Response: Thanks Miannco - I'm really glad you liked it! I, in turn would love the inspiration to be more artistic
Comment: Hello Annette,
Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes you chose to share with me as part of this swap. I also like the little explanation you put at the beginning of each recipe. All the recipes sound YUMMY and I can't wait to try each and every one of them. I have a brand new recipe book that I want to start working on and so your recipes will help me do that. Hope we get to swap with one another more in the future. Until we encounter each other again, Happy Swapping!!!
Response: Thanks Barb. I appreciate the heart. Very generous of you.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and photos of your gardens, past and present, and garden plans. I loved reading about your challenging soil conditions and all the different places you've gardened. It is so interesting to hear of all the different plants you have in Australia. I hope you will be able to have your raised beds and good soil very soon! Perhaps you will also grow another mint plant in memory of your original, I loved your story about the memories of your beloved mint. Happy gardening!
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating, I love that you enjoyed my rambling on about gardening!
Comment: What a great job you have done on this book, I love it! I can tell you put a lot of time in on it, the way it is decorated, neatly organized, and a lot of it being handwritten. I really appreciate the local-style recipes! (teacake, the passionfruit recipes, etc) I cook/ bake a lot so it is VERY interesting! Thanks so much for the bookmark you made, and the lovely flower pin! The honey dipper is so very neat, my parents send me honey their bees make from Minnesota every year. And thankyou for the cute magnet list, I won't lose it on the fridge! You really did a wonderful job, I really appreciate the thought and care that went into it. It is so pretty! Rachel M.
Response: I'm so happy you like everything. I can't actually remember the magnet list lol. I guess you have yet to discover the matchbook pad. It is in the envelope for you.
Comment: Thank you so much for your great package!! It is a nice Christmas card to begin with--and the handmade notecards are all lovely--but, the paperdolls put it way over the top!! Thanks SO much. Made me feel like a kid on Christmas morning!! :-)
Response: I'm really glad you liked them. I hope you get some more you like from that flickr site. They sure look cute.
Comment: Thank you so much for my lovely journal - I have not read it through in detail yet, but have just flicked through. I love the FlyLady concept! I am going to enjoy sitting down with a cup of tea and reading it through in detail. Thank you once again.
Response: Glad you liked it. I love making journals.
Comment: Hello Annette,
Thank you first of all for the Christmas card and very nice note. I can see why you didn't want to part with the recipe book. You put a lot of time and energy into it. What I love about it is that you shared recipes that are native to your country and traditional to Christmas. When I received the recipe book, I sat down with it and just enjoyed going through it, reading the title of the recipes sometimes, other times reading the whole recipe(s). I love, on many of the recipes, the stories you shared that centered around the recipe. I also appreciate the holiday decorations and pictures that you added to embellish the recipe book. I also appreciate the space you left me to add my own holiday recipes. This is a wonderful recipe book and I look forward to trying the recipes that you have shared. I think this may be our first partnership on Swap-bot. I hope we have more opportunities to swap with one another in the future. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks so much Barb! I'm glad it went to such a good home.
Response: I have emailed this swapper with both evidence I sent the swap and the links again. I react strongly to swappers who rate badly without approaching you first like this swapper. Watch this space!
Comment: OMG!!! I got your journal in the mail today! I have never in my life seen a more well-done journal then that! I love the album it was im, the extra goodies, your pictures, recipes and just all of it.. FANTASTIC! Wow. I actually almost cried! Things have been crazy here and that just really really really made my day!! Wonderful Wonderful...Deserving of 100+ hearts! Thanks sooooooooooo much!
Response: I'm delighted it has gone to such a good home and is so appreciated as I really put my heart into my journal projects. Thanks for rating so quickly.
Comment: Holy smokers!! I never knew that Cinderella had such varied taste in men! I still think she should make a date with the white rabbit though. He always seems to be in such a rush that SHE is gonna have to be the one to make the date.
Very funny card!! Wish I could give more than one heart!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. It is the frog prince in the pond she wants!
Comment: What cool photos! The ones of the kids were funny - did you really take the pictures there without explaining to them or anything? lol no wonder they were looking at you funny!!! still perfect for the present purposes! I loved looking at them!!!
Response: I really did! I'm so glad you liked them.
Comment: Your lovely letter gave me a big smile and a laugh at the "hope you can master pie crust!" now let's just "pray" I can, right?
Your tips are so spot on I cannot wait to try them as I am making a pie tomorrow and I am not going to buy pie crust. I swear. :D
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and thank you so much for making my day even better.
Comment: Thank you so much for the personal poem you sent. It painted a full and colourful portrait in my mind of being at the beach, recapturing the memories that are always the most precious- the memories of our childhood. Thank you for your lovely drawing, it too was personal, not one big tree, but an up close look at one of the intricate branches- the tea is appreciated as well. Nice package, thank you for everything.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. It was a really special time. the town Port Moresby I grew up in is very different now and the beach is polluted, I'm glad I was able to enjoy it when it was nice
Comment: I do understand your colleagues wanting to buy that bag ! I LOVE it ! (too bad for them, I keep it, and now, my own colleagues will probably be jealous!) It's wonderful with the little pandas ! My old bag is on vacation from today ! You're very gifted ! And I'm very lucky !
Response: I'm really happy you like it so much. Hopefully we'll get each other in a similar swap soon.
Comment: Your journal is amazingly presented! I love how you actually handmade the book as well - its very nice ^^ I enjoyed reading it a lot and was intrigued by the little envelopes and tidbits you added in~!! Thank you so much C:
Comment: Annette, I love the cookbook! It is really just perfect! I love your decorations and recipes, it is so well done and I can't wait to start baking some of these!! I just keep looking through the book with a big grin on my face. I am so thoroughly pleased! Thank you!!!
Response: I'm really happy you like it so much. I thought it wasn't good enough and was really stressing. Thanks for the feedback
Comment: Thankyou so much for the two balls! I'm going to make something out of the feather one and give it to my nan for christmas she's going to adore the feathers!!!
It's not allowing me to give you a heart yet but i will edit it once the two weeks are up!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable apple-shaped pot holder and tea towel with the pig on it, though not quite sure how the pig will fit in the decoration : ) As Tim Gunn from Fashion Runway often says, "Make it work!" And that I'll do!
Response: Don't pigs end up with an apple in their mouth or apple sauce on them? LOL Actually I chose it because it had a vintage look about it and was enamel red print.
Comment: thank you, you are a trooper for writting the letter by hand and typing just in case i did not understand your handwritting, the handwritten to me is better, love the postcard of OCEANIC, very nice touch therefore you earn your heart and more, thanks again, D!