Comment: Hi Tracie! Thank you for the pretty card and for the incredibly sweet tuck-in, it made me smile. I love that you're asking about the origin of the cities - that's so cool! I'm gonna cheat and copy and paste what I found on Wiki lol. "The area was settled in 1829 when Concord Methodist Church was organized near present-day Old Stagecoach Road. It was granted a post office on April 5, 1847, named for a traveling professor, Levi Stockbridge, who passed through the area many times before the post office was built. He was said to be well known and respected in his namesake community. Others contend that the city was named after Thomas Stock, who was State Surveyor and president of the Georgia State Senate in the 1820s." Never even knew this! So interesting! We both learned something. :P I hope you have an awesome week!!!
Response: I hope it was the traveling professor that the city was named for. There's a whole movie in THAT story!
Comment: Hello Tracie
I received you swap in the mail and I just love the washi! I have over 300 rolls and I did not have any of the ones you sent!!
Thank you for the extras and your beautiful card with the morning glories is just beautiful💙made me remember being a kid and my Mom growing these in the yard. Thank you♥️💛💜💙
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart :-)
Comment: First of all wow at your stationarey and envelope. So stunning. I loved all the answers and things you said in your letter and all the adorable little extras you sent me (and they were things you knew I would love... sooo sweet!!). Thank you for making my day with this beautiful letter!
Comment: Well, that wonky constellation cat card was pretty special! Thanks for everything you sent! I especially love the French paper postcard! My 2020 is the Year of the Sweater! I hope to cast on a sweater in just a few days. Happy New Year!
Comment: I love this stationery! I also like how you used washi tape on just the flap down of the envelope which was really creative and sophisticated! I am so jelly you got that stationery box too. :)
Comment: I LOVE the card!!! Thank you so very much and I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!! P.S. I also enjoy all the Christmas swaps, and I believe I enjoy more sending the gifts than receiving!(but I Love the receiving a whole bunch too!!! lol)
Comment: Hi Tracie! Thank you for the adorable Dog Christmas Card! So cute! I hope Pip understands soon that you are his forever home-I admire you for adopting him! Sending Big Hugs to both of you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ;)
Response: You're welcome! I was happy to have a dog lover to send it to. We send hugs back (including from Mixi the cat).
Comment: Wow! I was so surprised to get such a beautiful envelope! Thanks for such an interesting letter and the extra story. It kind of made me wonder when it started "Dear Aunt Charlotte". And it was signed by "Debbie", which is my sister's name! You couldn't have planned that! haha I am going to message you and make more comments on your letter - I can't help but respond! Thanks again!
Response: It was fun to spend part of this summer with you!
Comment: First, I love your user name. I feel like I'd find you in a dancing fight with the Jets and Sharks or something! Or shooting up a joint with a tommie gun! I love love love your list, and guess what? I had one audible.com credit sitting there waiting for the next reading suggestion I got that sounded good to me, and I've already started There, There. THANKS!!! Feel free to pass any other suggestions my way, anytime.
Response: I appreciate the vote of confidence if things ever get serious. I live in a pretty rough part of South Bend (the southside) and South Bend has a reputation as being a rough part of Indiana (whatever, Indiana). Let me know what you think of There, There!
Comment: I love your cupcake list! Strawberry is a favorite of mine. We also have a Gigi’s Cupcakes near us. We go there every now and then. The icing is a little too much, though. (FYI- the swap said to send 5-10 favorites but you listed 4; however, you wrote about cupcakes and that deserves a 5!)
Update: I received another postcard with your fifth favorite cupcake. They all sound delicious! Thank you!
Response: Oh, for Pete's sake! I'm so sorry about that! I don't know what happened to me there! Again - so sorry! Look out, girl, you are getting another postcard!
Comment: Tracie, I don't want to gush so much but wow I had such a rough day and coming home to your swap just turned it around. Everything was perfect from the gorgeous envelope it came in to every last treat inside! I love the map envelopes and Halloween postcard the most! I'm glad you've slowed down to savor your swaps, thank you, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I love knowing that you enjoyed what I sent :-)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of stickers! Oh also thank you for all the notecards, as well! I love to send mail so they will be great! My favorite sticker is the Europe one. My daughter wants it too! We may have to use it somehow we can share it!
Comment: OMG!! Too funny!!!! I'm so sorry I wasn't there to bail you out. I was busy climbing a mountain and having an affair with a sherpa. I didn't get your message until I got untied and got back to civilization!
Response: Well... ok, then. Hopefully I can count on you next time ;-)
Comment: Thank you very much for the Christmas gift!!!
I agree with you, I am also very excited for Christmas morning to open all the wonderful goodness that swap-bot friends have sent!!!
Comment: Tracie, thank you for your funny Christmas card and recipes. Shirley ***Tracie, I received another Christmas card just like the first. I love it. I wonder how many brothers and sisters came for Christmas instead of puppies. Never happened to me, sad to say, I was an only child. Also thank you for the tea. Shirley
Comment: Hi Tracie, Thank You for the Beautiful Card! And I Thank You for your condolences and I send you my deepest sympathy too. My dad past away in June but it feels like yesterday. So I can't say I know how you feel but it's almost in the same ball park. My prayers are with you !
Comment: Thank you so much for the wax melts! My favorite scents! I didn’t know if I was supposed to open the gift yet but I have no willpower lol..... oh and that sleeping Christmas doggy sticker you sealed the card with is the cutest! Merry Christmas!
Response: I'm glad you didn't have willpower because now I don't have to worry if you liked your gift :-)
Comment: In my sock it goes. Thank you Tracie, Yuck, I lived in Florida almost 30 years, hot, muggy and Sandy Holidays...over it. I'm not a fan of hot weather. Heck 2 years ago up here in the mtns. It was 70°, but it rained a bit. Lol
BTW, loved that wee snow globe shaker sticker. Where did you find it? Happy holidays.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I got the snow globe sticker at Michael's last January - after Christmas sales :-)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful magnolias and irises note card.My post office doesn't have scratch and sniff stamps. I will have to ask them if they will ever get them. I love all the extra Halloween stickers you sent. Can't wait to use them when I get ready to make cards. I love pens, too and I buy my own to use at work. They stay on my desk & I don't see customers.
Comment: I am tickled pink over my gift. I put them on as soon as I opened it today. (Seahorse earrings) Just cant put it back to wait till December. I will always remember this swap when I see these earrings. A mere Thank you is not enough...so sending a HUG too.
Response: Haha! I knew it would be tricky to make it to December without you knowing what it was. Sending hugs back!
Comment: This card made me smile!! I love the naughty little people postcards, this is the first one I’ve received:) I have a couple “regular” little people cards I’m holding on to, but this one is way better!! Thanks so much:)
Comment: Tracie thank you very much for the gifts you sent for Jazlyn and I. We are so excited and will be saving till Christmas *update*12/12/18 The fairy and unicorn pouches are awesome. We love them. Thank you so much. Happy holidays!
Comment: hey Tracie, thank you for everything! i love it all but especially this awesome octopus bag and the moon phase stickers! great job picking stuff i would like :)
I am glad it's finally nicer weather out your way!
Response: You're welcome! I may have to make myself one of the octopus bags :-) I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Tracie--Thank you so much for the "what the Helvetica?" pouch! I love it! I usually wait to open stocking stuffers until December, but I was so intrigued and excited when I read your note that I couldn't wait!
Response: I should have put a spoiler warning on the envelope! At the same time I'm glad to know the font-ism was a match :-)
Comment: Such a fun envie -- love of the sea color things! As to cold winters -- nah...can live without them for the rest of my life. HATE the cold. Almost 20 years in Chicago was more than enough for me! Thanks so much for a fun swap!
Response: You're welcome! Chicago (and the South Shore train that gets me there) is one of my favorite things. I manage at least two visits over the winter and that's plenty :-)
Comment: Thank you! I loved the stickers ðŸ˜Šâ¤ï¸ðŸ˜ these Etsy swaps are perfect, itâ€™s awesome to have someone else choose for you when you canâ€™t buy all the goodies and canâ€™t decide which cuteness you want! lol thanks again! Happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome! I love the Etsy swaps, too. It's so much fun to shop for someone and know that they'll like what you chose :-) The pressure is off!
Comment: Tracie, thanks so much for all your amazing gifts. You spoiled me. Loved the socks, they are my favorite. You can never have enough as I am always losing them due to two small children and never ending laundry. Cant wait to test the marshmallows with the hot chocolate and loved the naked bee. My daughter is currently running around the house with the white fluffy pom pom thingy. LOL
Response: You're so welcome! Tell your daughter it's the Snow Queen's scepter!
Comment: Hi Tracie! Thank you sooo much for the beautiful Christmas card, crinkles recipe, gorgeous washi sample, and of course the sweet holiday wishes! I can't put into words how happy I was to receive it in the mailbox. Happy holidays!! :) x
Response: Swap-bot Christmas cards are so much fun, aren't they? Happy holidays to you and thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Oh, what a beautiful, glittery card! Thank you so much for writing a message, and for the sugar skull stickers, I love it all! I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, so I can relate to how you feel about snow. Here in Oregon, we get very little, and I don't miss the days of being s*#@&ed in! Merry Christmas!
Response: I went to Western Michigan University! Small world, isn't it? I love Kalamazoo! They just got a Trader Joe's so I go up there about once a month :-) Thank you for the heart and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely holiday greetings! The card is a darling and the washi sample is simply gorgeous! And I may just have to give the Vanilla-Pecan Fingers a try! It sounds like a perfect holiday treat. My studio is in tatters at the moment. We just had our plaster ceilings repaired. Yet now I have the opportunity to paint and make it even more fun--stop by anytime ;) !! I am very grateful for the space, thank you. Have a great holiday, full of family/friends, fun and lots of happy mail!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart :-) I've dealt with ceiling plaster repair (well, I lived through it, didn't actually do it myself) and it's no fun. Good for you for seeing a bright side!
Comment: What a stunning card. Thank you so much! It goes on my "wall of cheer" in a prominent place. I loved that you sent a newsy note. Perfect swap. I hope you and your family have a lovely and joyful Christmas.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it :-) Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Tracie, thank you so much for the vintage postcards! When I read the one from Dutch Cupboard, it made me want to go for lunch, but Pennsylvania is too far for a lunch drive, and it probably has been gone for years and years... Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, on the other hand is well within driving distance and I might just have to make a trip there next year to check it out! Thanks again!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! If you're ever in northern Indiana, I can totally hook you up with not one, but TWO restaurants that are probably as good as the Dutch Cupboard is or was :-) Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: 2....We both hit the jackpot. I immediately used the black w/snowflakes today. Thank you so much. My daughter actually grabbed the brown one and said,,,, can i have it? Well,,,of course we share almost everything. You did a great job Tracie. Thank you again.
Response: I'm so glad you (and your daughter) like them! What a fun swap! Thanks for the heart :-)
Comment: Aaahhhhh! You are an angel!!!
My brother who watched me open your package thought I was insane because I kept saying oooh and aaaahhh!! This is definitely a swap to remember. THANK YOU SO MUCH â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: You are so sweet! It was fun putting it together and now I know what Kpop is! I'm a little smarter than before I got you as a swap partner :-) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow, this envie was STUFFED with all kinds of things I love! I would give you a hundred hearts if i could! Pink items, the adorable little deer stickers, the deer and raccoon washi, the awesome notebook. Thanks for all the cool stuff. Your really outdid yourself!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I had fun putting it together for you :-)
Comment: Tracie, Thank you so much for you amazing choices from my Amazon Wishlist. And thank you for picking entirely from my book list. I am running out of books to read. You are truly the best. Hope to swap with you again sometime.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed them all :-) I had so much fun shopping your list!
Comment: Freaking. LOVE! I mean, the card alone is absolutely adorable. Sparky did a really good job with lots of writing! And so cute, too. I read the note while I was having lunch in a cafe and completely laughed out loud when I got to the doctor (whom I mostly hate). So true! I love all the goodies, and the stamp and address label go with the theme as well - super cool! Thanks so much. Tell Sparky I give it 4 paws up!
Response: Thanks! I don't know if I can tell Sparky, though. It will go straight to his head ;-)
Comment: How many ways can i say i love this card? I'm into retro but like you, Halloween isnt a big deal to me. We DO hand out candy though! :-)
This little cat and pumpkin and the little kid peeking out of the pumpkin is too cute. The Bats and the smiling moon. Love love love.
And then all the. Extras!!!! You are very generous. Thank you very much!!
Response: You're so sweet! So glad you liked everything. Happy swapping :-) xoxox
Comment: Tracie~I love the pencil case and you stuffed it full of great goodies. I got a chuckle reading about your school memories. I don't even remember a cigar box. I just had a 3 hole plastic zippered pouch that you put in your 3 ring notebook that held a couple of pencils and an eraser. Thank you for your kindness and a smile.
Response: Oh, I do remember those zippered pouches! They always got marked up on the inside with pencil graphite and pen ink :-) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh Wow! Thank you so much for everything! I love the fabrics you sent and the stickers and I love the "pattern front" note cards. I've never seen any like them. I wish I could send extra hearts!
Response: Whew! Like I said, when you're swapping with the Fabriqueen you never know if you'll "measure" up ;-)
Comment: I loved all the items you sent and your first atc was remarkably wonderful! I love it! You certainly combined a bunch of different elements and it wasn't boring to the eye at all. You did fabulous. Thanks for swapping. Keep up the fantastic ATCs!
Response: Oh, you're so kind! Thanks for the encouragement on your profile page ("Send me something you've made").
Comment: Thank you so much Tracie!!! Both your card and the stamps arrived todayðŸŒ¸ I love what you chose for me, most of all I enjoyed you nice note! I wish I could give you multiple hearts!!! Carol Ann â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: You're welcome, Carol Ann! And thanks for the idea of the stamps. I think they'll be fun!
Comment: I wasn't at all expecting a surprise package like this! Thank you! Everything in it made me so happy and I loved reading your notes. And the best part of the surprise was that it arrived so soon so it was completely unexpected! And I love the personal bits you put in it - like how the gummies came from close by where you live. You went above and beyond for this <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And really glad it made it to you!
Comment: Thanks for the summer meditation. I plan to begin tomorrow. Just buried a relative who lost ability to do things gradually. It hit me that I am so lucky to be able to do things and enjoy so many things daily. Enjoying the summer sun and will use your instructions to meditate. I appreciate the time you took to explain. Have a lovely summer.
Response: Oh, Lynn, I'm so sorry about your loss. I find that walking meditations especially help me feel a little peace during times of loss.
Comment: Thank you for the fox postcard and little story, Tracie! Must have been strange to see someone walking a fox! I actually have this postcard collection too but I never mind getting them back because then I get the best of both worlds with them :)
Response: Darn that Amazon Prime! I think several of us have that collection! But you're right, best of both worlds :-)