Comment: Now whose rushing one holiday before the next?! I know whatcha mean about Christmas cards before Thanksgiving. We’re all in the same boat there. Thank you for the pretty ornament card. Enjoy your holidays.❤️🦃🎄
Comment: Thank you so much for the thanksgiving card and all of the extras. I had fun reading everything; learning new things too. I will color the turkeys and put them out on the table as decorations for dinner. You are very thoughtful.
Comment: Hi Robin, actually I thought you forgot about this swap and then I received your beautiful letter. I admire anyone who is bilingual and who cooks! Thank you for the info about Padre Pro. I am saving it to read on Sunday, Viva Cristo Rey!
Comment: Aw, Thank you for the so cute Turkey Thanksgiving card, your nice note, and goodies. Glad to hear, you got to spend time with your dad in Indiana. I bet that was wonderful! I still have my dad too & he's 80. But I don't exist to him, my brother & sister either. It's a long story. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Comment: the card was lovely, and I loved the message you wrote inside - that was exactly the type of thing i was hoping to have happen when I signed up for the site :). The goodies were appreciated, i'm going to turn the large skull into a halloween ornament! thank you very much.
Comment: ROBIN!!!! what a fab name!!! hahahaha!! Thanks for your lovely swap. How I miss the states. The bookmarks, maze and chili recipe to name but just a few. I hope you enjoyed the family visit. I have family there as well. Take care!
Comment: Thank you very much for the sweet snowman PC! I love sending Christmas PC's and cards early! The earlier the better. Esp. Nowadays with the world in turmoil. Not my first time sending out this though. Ever since I started swap-bot in 2008, I've always made sure I joined the early Christmas PC's & cards. I love it ! !
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I'm retired so life is still pretty 'normal' for me... except that I can't see my daughters and granddaughter. Thanks for the banknote. It may be well circulated but it is in better shape than the one I had so will swap them in my collection.
Comment: Hello Again Robin! Thank you for the beautiful decorated envelope. Also the butterfly is breathtaking. I am in love with my note card and thank you so much for the snowflake stickers. The butterfly bookmark is gorgeous. Regarding the exchange slips, I’m gonna go ahead and do it… Something new.Thanks again for all the awesome items, I ♥️ everything.
Comment: Robin, I live about 25 minutes from Margate NJ so I had to do a double take when I saw that on your memo. I loved my goodies and you must have put so much time in picking just the right things. So nice, the butterfly magnet is on the fridge and my daughter and I had a blast when we got the mail today and opened your goodies. I can't thank you enough, very very cool to be your partner!! Thanks and hope you are well!
PS: thanks for my welcome to swap bot too, so thoughtful. And wow, 2006 you must have quite a collection of goodies from over the years!!!! So much fun!!
Comment: Hi Robin, I was so thrilled to receive your little green envelope, thoughtful teas and cute bookmark in the mail today. Would you believe, this is my first mail to receive from Swap-bot ever! I can't believe it made it's way from the US all the way to my door in Australia in perfect time. Thank you for thinking of me and for your sweet note. Take care, Beth
Comment: Thank you very much for the 3 yummy teas & extras of tiny owl magnet.,2 note cards,and 2 coloring cards. Love all ~! But I am so sorry, I don't do recipe exchanges. Since I don't pen pal, I vowed to never get into exchanges again either. But thank you much for the recipes. Which someday I will try.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely notecards and the purple butterfly magnets! I love all colors so never worry about that. It's always great to swap with you! Have a great day and stay safe!
Comment: Hi Robin! I'm so delighted and honored to be the recipient of this gorgeous card AND awesome ATC AND extras!! Visiting Frida's home is on my bucket list. I really love the stamp you made, especially the texture of the fabric she's wearing and her lovely jewelry. Thrilled to have this for my collection. Yay for lime lacroix! I rarely meet anyone else who likes La Croix. :D It's not hard to find here, but it's often out of stock. I like Topo Chico too, but there's no glass recycling close by so I don't drink it often. I'm SO excited about these lenticulars (these dolphins have sunglasses!)! I feel very spoiled and special to be the recipient of so many treasures. THANK YOU for a great swap and hope to be partnered again! :):):)
Comment: What a wonderful swap you sent my way- I love that you took the time to include an extra and write a very kind and upbeat note :) You chose wonderfully and I will definitely be enjoying this tea soon!
Comment: This is proof big things come in small packages. This was filled with amazing profile based items. I love the milk and cookies memo sheets. The flamingo tape dispenser is very cute. Thanks for all the awesome stuff.
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. I am so glad you liked the package. I have a flamingo tape thing myself, and it makes me smile every time I use it, so thank you for giving its sister a good home. <3
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me. I love those prayers. There’s nothing wrong with the basics that we learn as children. It’s exactly how we are encouraged to come to Christ. I love that you love those prayers. 🥰❤️🥰❤️🥰😇
Comment: LOVE the magnetic butterflies and all the goodies. Cannot wait to drink the teas, especially cinnamon and the Peanuts bandaids are precious. My youngest boy needs a bandaid daily, so perfect! THANK YOU
Comment: OMG! Your stick figure art is soooo good!! Mine looks exactly like my 11 year olds! HAHAHA! Thank you for the tea and cross bookmark- LOVE THEM BOTH. You are right- we need to stick together! I hope to swap with you again in St. Michael's-- there are new swaps there now!! Join one!
Comment: Hi Robin! Thank you for the Snoopy Goodies! And the recipes were a nice bonus😊
I have you for the second swap- you may see something similar in there, as I love making bookmarks too!
Thank you for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope full of encouragement and hope! I love the verses on the separate cards, I can use them as bookmarks! Thank you also for the cool magnet bookmark. I enjoyed being your swap partner! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for a great PC to add to my collection. I am curious why you lived in Mexico City? My 17 year old daughter have plane tickets to go there in a.week and now won't be going because of this pandemic. We are devastated.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bookmarks!! I
love them all!! As an artist I love the bookmark with paint colors! ANd the "Where to look when", that will stay in my Bible journal!. Thanks again!
Comment: What a surprise!!! I love all those tea flavors, but haven't tried those brands yet! I'm excited! The book mark is lovely. And the Costa Rican currency was such a delight to receive! Thank you so much! My profile is sure a lot to read through to find a couple clues, but you nailed it 💖💖💖 thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for sharing you’re grateful for your full-time jobs during this pandemic on a rustic-looking FL state flag postcard! You and “hubs” are certainly some of the fortunate ones! Thanks for participating in the time capsule swap! Best regards 😉
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! You actually do have cats. Maybe not cuddling with you but they are still in your heart. We never forget our special loves in our life. Have a great day and stay safe!
Response: Yes, they will always be in my heart. I hope to reunite with them and many other loved ones in the next life. Thank you for that kind, kind comment. <3
Comment: Thank you for sharing some good things about your life during the pandemic. It’s helpful to hear how others view life and practice the attitude of gratitude! Many kind regards and best wishes for a boat load more goodness to come your way for years to come!
Comment: I have a rule, no pumpkin anything until the autumnal equinox, that way pumpkin stays special. I will be making this on that day! Sounds so yummy! I'm afraid the tea won't last that long though. Thank you.
Comment: OMG I love those butterflies...I have seen them once before...WHERE DID U GET THEM...I must have more :) the whole package was so thoughtful...but I loved the nice note the best....thank you for putting so much time and effort in to my swap.....ps my mom lives n florida. I am going to see how ar that butterfly place is from tampa...i may just take a road trip next time Im down there...thank you again...PLEASE let me know where I can get more of those butterflies....i love them so much
Comment: Hello and thank you for the un-birthday card (although I do celebrate all March long - well, normally but this year is a bit different...). I appreciate the tea bags for I have been having a hard time relaxing and sleeping and unwinding my brain from all that is happening in the world. I hope you are are well and I will think of you when I enjoy my tea! <3
Comment: Thank you so so so much for the nice extras you sent with your swap. I love those puffy kitty heads and the tea! Also, you sent some really cool slips that I have never played/saw before. Im def excited to look through these and play!!
Hope you host more of these fun swaps!! TY!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Flamingo Gardens postcard. I've actually never been there, having not spent that much time in Fort Lauderdale. The Florida driving is very, very bad - agreed. Otherwise, I do love Florida.
Comment: Thank you very much for The Wray House PC. That would be awesome to see ! Esp. The Botanical gardens. The isn't even anything like that around here. I make do with my flower gardens, I start up in May. I can't wait too!
thank you for the Leap Day card! I just adored the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote with the people leaping in the air. You took the "Leap: theme to a whole new level:-)
AND recipes you say! Love to exchange them will be mailing them on too.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and my family thanks you for the lore on the Poinsettia! We love to learn new trivia or cultural information about things other families love too at Christmas.
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I loved the bookmarks, and your note was really nice to read, but above all- Thank you for all the fortune cookie slips!!!! I audibly gasped, they made me so happy <3 <3 <3 I hope to swap with you soon!!
Response: Your kind and enthusiastic rating made it all worthwhile. Thank YOU.
Comment: Thank you for the genuine and meaningful handwritten BIBLICAL themed Thanksgiving card that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. I am deeply touched. The beautiful handmade mini-zine is very cool, the recipes read delicious, the pig poem is hilariously my favorite, all the autumn themed stickers are adorable, and the two tea packets look delightful! I am truly humbled and honored to have been your partner. A special place has been created to showcase your beautiful swap. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: Aw, your many kind words are humbling. Thank you for the love. <3
Comment: THANK YOU! I absolutely love everything you sent! The cacti pendants are perfect for a swap i'm currently in, and almost everything, I plan to use right away :) Thank you again, I hope to see you in another swap soon ~ God bless ~ xoxo ~
Comment: Thank you! I’m glad that birthday card was finally able to go to a good home, haha. Also, thank you for the recipe exchange. I’ve never participated in one because I still can’t cook for the life of me, but I may participate.
Comment: I am DELIGHTED with the personalized bookmarks you made! The snow one is so refreshing as I’m growing quite weary of heat & humidity and the A/C conked out! Perfect timing! The speckle one is so cute. I’ve written your name on them so I think of you when I use them.
Thank you, Robin! 💕
Comment: Hi Robin,
Thank you very much for your beautiful postcard. It made me very happy! Must be an amazing region...
Yes you should see Redwood forest and Sequoias! I stayed there years ago... it’s unforgettable!
Greetings from Germany!
Comment: Thanks for your answers. I really enjoyed reading them. I like it when people elaborate a little and not just say "yes" or "no".
I expecially enjoyed your comments on other drivers. We have similar ‘comlaints’ here in Maine.
Comment: ♥ Thank you for such a generous swap...4 beautiful teas that I can't buy here, the Word Search, and all those recipes (and recipe cards)!! And thank you for the Christmas card. Everything came today.♥ I make my own chocolate syrup but have not made a dry one. Just recently bought some powdered milk and will make it. I love pumpkin! All the recipes look good. God bless you with health and keep you safe. :o) Thank you again ♥
Comment: Thanks for the extra special swap! I did the puzzle after work last night. You created it? I love word finds! And I looked up some of the foods today, I already make red sorrel drink, haven't heard it called that. Thanks for the tea!
Comment: Thank you for the teas! I can't wait to try them all. I find any time I get a flavor that says almond or cherry (you mentioned the Bigelow toasted coconut almond bark doesn't taste much like coconut), no matter what other flavor, it always tastes like almond (which has that cherry type flavor). Here in NEPA, our fall starts around August. The leaves start changing in mid August, but this year we had snow until May, went into July weather, and we didn't really get a fall. The leaves were all green and kind of dropped off the trees a few weeks ago. We got our first snow just before Thanksgiving, but today it was 47 deg out. We were sweating!
All my best, Kerry
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Thanksgiving card! I wish I could give you lots more hearts for this one, because I LOVED it! Everything about it - the gorgeous card, the woodland animal stickers, the owl stickers - they are all perfect! Thank you for such a great swap!
Comment: We don't really get much of a Fall here either! I was just telling one of my vets the other day that we go from Summer to Football Season to Winter! Thanks for all the goodies! I write kitty haikus but haven't tried an Autumn one yet, maybe soon! Thank you! ❤❤❤
Response: You are very welcome. Thank YOU for the heart and your chatty comments here. <3. Have a merry autumn!
Comment: You are too kind. Thank you so much. I love all the recipes. I did think the puppy chow was for Gracie at first and was thinking about the fun of watching her spoiled face! I plan on trying them all. I put on a long sleeve shirt for the first time today! I like it cool, but not usually too happy about colder unless it snows! Thanks again and thanks for joining!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank YOU for the heart and for organizing this swap.. Have a merry autumn!
Comment: Thank you for all the recipes! Excited about the puppy chow and pumpkin bread, always looking for the perfect pumpkin bread recipe!
Response: Thank you for the great rating. I used to make that pumpkin bread to sell at work when I lived and taught in Mexico City. Canned pumpkin was practically unheard of then and there, so I had to actually lug home a pumpkin (on public transportation) and bake it to make the puree! My colleagues would always ask for the recipe, and I would give it, but no one wanted to go to the trouble of making it.
Comment: I’m sure you made Grayson smile with the perfect card for him. (I will confess, I actually laughed at the joke!). I love your enclosures. I will be making that Autumn Chili this week! Thank you for such a fun mail!!🌮🌮
Response: You are most welcome! I love that chili, hope you do, too.
Comment: Hi Robin,
Thank you for the fun recipes. Can't wait to try them. Especially the banana strawberry bread. I was going to make banana bread today. But will wait til tomorrow after I get some strawberries.
Comment: Love your puzzle, can't wait to do it! And I love Coquito, a friend of mine used to make it for us every Christmas but now she's moved! 😢 I'll have to look up and try the Jamou since I like pumpkin! Everything else I know! As for the card, love it, but OMG, I have glitter everywhere! And I love that too! 😍Thank you!
Comment: Hi Robin,
Thank you for the great recipe and with no milk too. Cute recipe cards for me to use as well. I used to eat Rolos when I was a child at the movies. Cost 10 cents then. :)
Will be checking out your site.
Comment: Sorry it took me so long to rate you. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes and lovely note. Definitely NOT overkill, more like awesome! I am praying for you both, but I hope they've been answered before I started! Thank you for joining too!
Comment: Love the PC! I was in Florida once in the 80's and got to experience Disney World and a rainy afternoon in Miami! (Thankfully no hurricanes!! hee hee!) Never really thought about Hawaii being further south until you mentioned it but you are sooo right! Thank you!
Comment: Hello, fellow Robin! Friendsville is not so much a fairy tale location but I do enjoy living here. I hope when we move in the next year or so, that we will be able to stay in this friendly place. Thank you for the great pc...I really enjoy these vintage style letter postcards! Enjoy your summer!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard from down south. I am in the Ft. Lauderdale area pretty often for work, but hopefully not back down for awhile. LoL. I love it down there don't get me wrong, but usually if I'm in a city for a long period of time it's because one of my stores isn't doing so hot and I have to clean it up. I don't eat much Key Lime stuff. I'm not a big sweets kind of person. Have a great day!
Comment: Hello my cooking friend!
Thank you for the awesome recipes that you sent me. I absolutely want to try everyone of them & will be trying some this weekend when I visit my son & DIL. I appreciate the sharing❤️
Comment: I always love getting swaps from you. And this is certainly no acception :) Thank you very much for all of these lemon recipes. This lemon orzo soup is probably going to be on my dinner table sooner than later to try out! Yum! My husband is a huge lemon fan so he will be in heaven. Thanks again!
Comment: Nice recipe cards Robin ~ thank you! Actually, all the recipes you sent sound good. I like trying new ones all the time. And I make soups throughout the whole year except on really hot summer days. I don't like cold soups (prefer a lemonade of sorts). Thank you! ♥
Comment: Awww!! Muchas, muchas gracias por su envio!! Fue una sorpresa grande. No tengo la oportunidad de practicar esta lengua a menudo asi que tu nota me hizo sonreir. Que maravilloso que tu eres un media mexicana tambien ;)
Comment: My goodness that is a lot of recipes! Which is your favorite, i'll try that one first! Thank you for the extra recipe cards also!
Response: You are more than welcome. Which is my favorite? That's impossible to say! The soup I have made most often in my life is the cream of veggie. The most comforting is the meatball soup. But I have been craving both the Hungarian mushroom and beef & hominy ones lately. Sorry I can't be more specific. lol
Comment: Robin, thank you for the Jamaican Ginger tea and also the recipes. I have never had ginger tea, let alone instant tea. I am looking forward to trying it. Also, the banana and bacon cookies look real interesting. I am definitely going to make these. Shirley
Comment: Just when I start thinking about taking a break from swapping I get your envelope and I am blown away! Thank you so so much for the tea and taking the time to write to me! This recipe looks absolutely amazing and I actually put some eggs on to boil tonight to try them out! lol I have not watched the last season of Grimm yet but my husband did watch it without me and said it was good. I'm rebelling because I don't want it to be over! lol As for Criminal Minds....I have to say that Spencer is my favorite. However Penelope is a very close second ;) So...I guess we share common likes in characters also! ha! I agree The Good Doctor is pretty good also. He makes me smile! I have really gotten into Outlander and Star Trek Discovery lately...oh! and 911. Not all at once though ha! Thank you so much for an awesome swap!
Response: And just when I start to feel super insecure about the swaps I send out, I get a positive response like yours. Thank you! It's funny you should say that about Penelope; it was only because someone told me I remind them of her that I even started watching Criminal Minds. I am not at all stylish like her, but I am somewhat quirky and do have a certain resemblence around my jaw area. lol (Sorry for this very tardy reply to your rating.)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! They are completely amazing! The pen made it just fine and taking it to work today! Sooo love the napkins and the notecards! Already thinking of ways to make notecards out of the napkins!
Comment: I really wanted to thank you for these recipes! I didn't know that Mexican meatballs were made with rice instead of breadcrumbs! That is so wonderful since I love meatballs but have recently become gluten intolerant. I am going to try your soup recipe as soon as I can get to the market!
Comment: Oh my gosh...this is the most wonderful Valentine I have ever received. I love the woven heart with hidden message. I have never seen them before, but they are so cool!! I loved the flower seeds too...what a sweet touch. Grayson loved it too. He was really touched by the flowers & the note you wrote about them. We will plant them together soon. You were so sweet to send 2 cards as well. Thanks again for the super special swap.
Response: It makes my day to see your delight. You are most welcome. <3
Comment: Hi Robin! I received your card in the mail today and it is absolutely beautiful. I love the snow on the card, along with your sweet message and wishes! Also, thank you for the paper with the fun info on Florida and puzzle on the back. I happen to looove word searches!! Now living in Florida, I'm sure you miss the snow, so I hope you're able to take a trip to the snow sometime and reminisce back on the memories you had while living up north :) Happy holidays & happy swapping!!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and the lovely note that you wrote. That was so thoughtful of you. I enjoyed doing the puzzle. That is my favorite kind. I love all of the notes on the back. Thank you again and I look forward to more swapping with you. Have a wonderful holiday.
Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmarks. I really enjoyed reading about where they each came from and love that you sent one from 3 different places you have lived in. Also, the banana paper envelope is very cool! Thanks :)
Comment: Idk what this ' WOJTYLA' even means?? And this ' TLACOYOS'. I'm no good at acronyms. Good answers anyway, I liked your crowded room answer
Response: I'm sorry I used terms that you didn't recognize. Wojtyia is the (Polish) last name of Pope John Paul II: Karol Wojtyla. Tlacoyos isn't an acronym, it's the name of a Mexican food (there is no English equivalent).
Comment: Its so big! I love how natural yours is. we had one like that down in peru. you actually had to grow the grass that became the hay in your manger. we loved cutting it! thanks for sharing! i also like your tree. love the hand made ornaments!!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. We have howler monkeys at our zoo. They can make quite a racquet! I have taught English as a second language in Gary, Indiana. I went to IU in Bloomington. I started classes there in January in a blizzard nearly 50 years ago. Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Comment: Oh my gosh, the deep fried bananas with guacamole looks -- amazing! I was pleased to see most of the meals were fish-based as I no longer eat any other meats. I am also going to check out your other link. Wish I could give you more hearts, you really fussed!
Comment: What a beautiful card you blessed me with! I love both the words on the card as well as your precious note to me! Thank you so very much for your Christmas wishes! Merry Christmas to you! May 2014 be filled with blessings!
Comment: Absolutely enjoyed reading your mini zine. Celery used to be one of my favorite things to eat. Can't eat it anymore if it is raw, but I still use it for stews and such. All the other ones were so cool to go through and read! THANK YOU for sending them to me :) Wish I could give you more than one heart for being so generous :)
Comment: Thank you for the great recipe. I can a similar recipe called zesty Zucchini Relish. The first time I made it, I ended up selling it all in 1 day. Since then I've made more. What part of Indiana are you from?
Comment: Absolutely FANTASTIC mini zines! Thank you so much. I wish I could give you five hearts! I also love the bigger zine - now I know what they are, I must try making one! I am also very grateful for the ATCs you enclosed. Altogether, an envelope that has me going "Squeeeeeee" â™¥
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for the great stuff and the thoughtful recipes! I am pumped to try those pepper ones for sure! I was worried about joining this swap, and tend to always give more than I get, but you blew me away with your thoughtfulness! THANK YOU!!!!
Comment: Wow! I was blown away by the contents of your envelope - a great collection of bookmarks, some mouthwatering recipes I can't wait to try and your fabulous ATC. Thank you so much - I hope we swap again so I can reciprocate.
Comment: Thank you so much, these linoprints are awesome! I'm proud to add them to my collection! It seems to me that it would be impossibly hard to carve the designs....
P.S. Thanks for the cookie recipes. Can't wait to try them!
Comment: Thank you so much for your Costa RIca postcards! I loved them! I also loved the Amish booklet and would be happy to private swap with you for more of their postcards. I have lived in the USA, in PA, very close to the Amish community.
Comment: i like your personal recommendations like the linoleum carving (doing this with the pupils) and the herbal garden (i'm an urban gardener) and i have to look to the paperbackswap site - i own a huge 2nd hand bookshop :) thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the swap! I really enjoyed your recommendations although I didn't go ahead and watched Grimm. I'm just very afraid of things like that... horror. I totally agree with you that herb gardening is one of the most useful hobbies ever. I generally think that gardening and knowing how to go about with the world around you if a great quality. Your extra recommendations were really lovely and I'm definitely trying this pie. It sounds amazing. If I'll find my cam I'll even send you a pic :).
Comment: Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for the lovely cookbooks! To be honest I haven't flipped much through the big one yet, but I've gone through the strawberry and pumpkin cookbooks trying to decide what to make first... such a difficult decision, although I suppose it'll be something strawberry given the season. Anyhow, thank you so much for thinking of me when you destashed, and I'll certainly let you know how the recipes turn out when I try them. :D
Comment: Thanks for the great swap! The recipes sound good too. I looked into the cactus and because I live in a rural area it would be a special order....and I'd have to buy a whole case....so I'm passing...lol!
Comment: Thank you SO much for the absolutely beautiful rosary. :) It really is very pretty. My husband and I were looking through the recipes and I'm going to put some into next weeks dinner menu :) Take care!
Comment: Holy Cow!!! I don't think you could have gotten another piece of paper stuff in that envelope! :-) I love the whole thing. Some very clever ideas and love the Spider man card and envelope too! thank you for your amazing generousity! blessings,
Comment: Thanks for everything. I've never gotten a ATC kit bag. I'll put some kits together for it. I was also surprised to get a fb that was made for my Penpal in CA that I've known for like 8 years.
Comment: Hey thank you very much for the thoughtful tuna package! The recipes were formatted so nicely onto the attractive sheet of paper, and I also loved the stationary that you wrote your note on. My friends and I all got a kick out of the celery mini-zine - a lot of neat info too! I really enjoyed receiving this swap and it was certainly a quality one. I look forward to trying the recipes. Thanks again!
Response: Thank you for the heart! It was a fun little package to put together and it warms my heart to see how you appreciated it. <3
Comment: Wow! Quite a nice selection! I have a Chinese pen-pal that collects sports tickets etc. And I think I will send him one of the "Mad Ants" scrip tickets, so yo've made at least two people happy. Thanks!
Comment: Hi again, Robin! :) I do like sending and receiving Christmas cards--this year, at any rate. It's the first I've really gotten into them, and now I'm wondering why I never had before! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi Robin, I received your recipes today. A nice variety! I look forward to trying them ~ you can't go wrong with a chicken recipe and the same with fruit and coffee cake.
I do look forward to a quick note from people ..perhaps next time. :o)
Comment: You certainly made up for the few days late--which was alright. I love ALL the recipe cards (what an assortment). Thank you for the celery zine and the ATC. They are so neat. You are very talented--thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the yummy recipes and the totally cool mini mag you sent. Thats great that you family shares that and for so many years. I hope to start a tradition that will last for my family too like that. You are so sweet, many fall blessings to you and your family!
Comment: Originally rated a 1 b/c I had not gotten anything nor gotten reply to my email. After rating, catlingmex contacted me and re-sent to meet requirements. I'm rating 3 rather than 5 b/c it was late and communication was poor.
Response: Thank you, Cindi, for at least changing the 1 to a 3. :-) I still insist that I don't deserve less than a 5, but it is what it is.
Explanation: I never received any communication from this partner before being rated by her, so I was shocked to get a "1." I did send my items on time; my other partner in this very same swap received on time and rated me a 5 for it, so It's obvious that I did mail out. Either my packet got lost in the mail or this partner got me mixed up with someone else. Had I mailed out late, or not responded to messages from her, I would have no problem owning up to my guilt (I have done so on other occasions -- as witnessed by my other (very few) low ratings, which I have not contested ); as it is, I am just saddened.
Comment: Oh dear Robin, it's a pleasure having you as a partner again! Thanks for the bunch of lovely bookmarks and the two super cool mini zines! I love all, i really enjoy reading the zines! i hope we can swap again soon for reading more of them!
Hugs and Smiles!
Comment: What a great postcard you you sent me! I love it! And your are right - it was the perfect subject for me, and sooo interesting the way it was a combination of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Immaculate Conception. Our parish, by the way, is Immaculate Conception parish. :) I really liked the extras too - what an interesting art gallery/musuem! I would love to swap with you again sometime. I love religious art. If we do a one-to-one swap, maybe we could surprise each other (sender's choice) with a painting/drawing of a saint. Or maybe that would be a good subject for a posted swap, although the focus may be too narrow to get many if any swappers.... Anyway, THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!
Comment: I just love your zines! The baked desserts sound delicious, and the celebration of celery is so entertaining. And yes, it did send me to the store for a jar of peanut butter...what a great combo!
Comment: Hi Robin! Nice to see you again! Thanks for the wonderful and generous bunch of bookmarks. I love them and this kind of swaps is the only opportunity i want for getting them! I love the mini zine you sent me too... very curious!!!
Hugs and Smiles!!!!!***
Comment: I love the ATC, how did you make it? I've never seen anything like it. And thanks for the mini zine, it is so cute! â™¥â™¥
Response: So glad you like it! It's a linoleum block print. I drew the design on a sheet of "linoleum" (actually a linoleum-light carving medium), then made prints using acrylic paint. I found a blog that has good pictures of the process: http://snipandsnail.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-first-linoleum-block-print.html . This isn't my blog or that of anyone I know, but it has good photos.
Comment: Hi Robin, thanks so much for these great brochures. I was raised in Hammond, In. and my brother lives in Crown Point still. He has taken my Mother to Shipshewana and Amish Acres. She loved it there. Hugs, Karyn
Comment: I am so thrilled with my package! the bookmarks were cute . Purple is one of my Favorite colors.
Also I came from Madison/ Canaan Indiana and grew up loving Ground hogs ,thanks so much for the mini-zine ! Here in NC they have never saw one. Plus my sweetheart's B-day is G-day ,Feb 2 !!!
Great swap you made my day!
Response: Well, thanks! Your comments made *my* day.
Comment: Too darn cute!...I am in love...great groundhog card for this groundhoggirl!...it looks like he is singing and dancing, you absolutely delighted me with this and it's going up on the swap-bot hall of fame....thanks so very much for a great swap!
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a FUN package to open! I enjoyed everything. CUTE stickers, bookmarks, a calendar, a magazine, pens, a mini notebook, pens. I love it all. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I wish I could give you more hearts!
Comment: Hi Robin! What a lovely Thanksgiving surprise greeted me in today's mail! The card is lovely and your note most appreciated. Your wonderful "Gobbler" rendering is fabulous and I read it from cover to cover and some of the great quotes and jokes to my daughter over the phone. Maxine says it all, for sure! You put a lot of work into this and it is a holiday 'keeper' that I will treasure. Thank you so very much for including me in your family and friends mailing. You deserve many hearts for this one!! Blessings to you and yours, too! Ruth
Comment: I love this little stocking it is so fun. The Black fur, the fun stones, the fun sparkly plaid orange fabric. Thank you for all of the wonderful items you filled it with too. The cookie press,spider rings,socks, and the pumpkin pin. Thank you very much for this wonderful swap. I wish I could give more hearts..but just know I am sending more out your way. :)
Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely beads! Wow, what a lot of work in wood burning those little guys! Are you cross eyed now? lol Even your blue and yellow beads are so funky and cool! Thanks too for the extras:)
Comment: Eight very cool coins from Mexico which is great because I didn't have any from there! I too was born in Lafayette and raised in Howard County (Kokomo) where I still work today. How weird is it that we're from the same place but sending out foreign coins??? Thanks for your generosity and the great additions to my collection:)
Comment: Hey Robin! I listen to talk radio WGN every weekend (ever hear Nick Digilio?) so I feel like I know Chicago pretty well. Would LOVE to visit one day. And I LOVE baseball, so your card is perfect for me, thanks! Have a great weekend!
Comment: Wow, lots of white elephanty stuff - and some I can actually use! :) My MIL will love the plastic canvas project; she's all into that, and my husband enjoys 3-D puzzles. I'm going to put the memo board on my fridge and I'm sure I'll find a good use for these - ahem - gorgeous beads! LOL Thanks!
Comment: Hola Robin, muchas gracias por las monedas!! Gracias por tomarte el tiempo de buscar monedas antiguas de Mexico!! Fue muy especial y definitivamente mereces un corazon!! Hope to swap with you in the future!!! Best wishes,
Comment: My three nephews discovered suits when they were the only children invited to my daughter's wedding. They loved wearing one and one of my sisters bought her son a tuxedo for Christmas (he's only 12 so she bought it sort of big and used). He loves it :-)
Comment: Thank you! The cross arrived on Saturday, just in time for Easter! You did a lovely job on the woodburning. This is the first item I have ever owned using this art method. Just beautiful. And yes, I like that "burnt wood" smell too!
Comment: Excellent package! Thank u so much. The Mexican and Costa Rica coins are new to my collection. Thank u for the extra coins you put in, plus the nice bookmarks and the nice stamps on the cover! I loved everything. You definitely know how to make me smile!
Comment: Very nice Zine. I was taken a back tht this was your first one. Great quotes and poems and thoughts about winer. I really enjoyed seeing the snowflakes - never saw one up close before. Amazing aren't they?
Comment: I love that they were all recipes that you've made before and love :) I can't wait to try the pastel de limon! (As a sidenote, it's funny to me that in Spanish the word for lemon and lime is the same.)
Comment: Amazing assortment of recipes - that Peruvian one is awsome, but, they all are.
Thank you so very much.
They are printed out so nicely.
Love the intro you added.
Nice to know you!
You sound as fascinating as these recipes do.
The only reason I am not giving you a heart, is, because it was sent out a few days late.. but, otherwise, this is a lovely swap.
Thank you! .. and, I will pass along the card you enclosed. lol
Comment: Okay, you've totally won me over! The Art Institute of Chicago is hands down my fave art museum! I've been there twice and want to THANK YOU immensely for all the goodies you sent me. How exciting! Thanks again! Many hearts and a hug.
Comment: Thanks for the card, Robin! I am actually a big fan of Mexico City, I think it just requires a different mindset to spend time there. Speaking of young cities--try Las Vegas, where buildings are not allowed to become old! (They blow them up) :)
Comment: Thanks :) great recipes I forgot to mention your NICE IS GOOD card I also get subscribe to that recipe news letter however I've never sent for the cards now I think I will becuase of you thanks again
Comment: Robin- I loved the cookbook you sent me! I had my engagement party right after I received your cookbook ... and let me tell you: if I had the time, I would have made ALL the recipes in there for my guests! Nostalgia rox my sox! The green slushy drinks on the cover were my fave... Thank you!!!
Comment: Dear Robin, Sorry I am a little bit slow in getting your rating done. Thank you so much for the wonderful collection of recipes. I look forward to trying the recipes you shared with me. I like the variety of recipes as well. I will be adding them to my recipe book. Thanks again.
Love having an International Swap Partner-very cool map, comic book, chinese menu in spanish and even seeds!
I love that you put REAL postage on the envelope-I'm keeping the stamps!