Comment: Small world that you know of my city! It unfortunately got quiet very fast once tourism came to a sudden halt. Anyways, thanks for sharing that quote! I feel like I needed to read it myself. Thank you for sending!
Response: You're very welcome. I found this quote a couple of years ago, and it really has a lot of meaning for me. I have many happy memories of Indio also.
Comment: Nathalie: It sounds like you're struggling with a lot of things right now. The coronavirus has given you time to reflect on things that you may have pushed aside for various reasons. You have to be true to you, and some hard decisions may come. But we go through storms to get to see the rainbow when it's over. Just remember that this too shall pass. You will be able to play the piano for church again. It may be another church, but your talent and gift isn't going away. Stay safe. Stay Healthy. Wash your hands. Wear a mask when outside. Be blessed.
Response: Dear Artistic, Thanks so much for your lovely and wise answer. I am feeling really positive about everything. Maybe God is just telling me it is time to move on.
Comment: Thank you for the train postcard. My husband and grandsons love trains. We rode on an old train that goes just a little ways, to Snoqualmie Falls and had a good time. You see such different scenery that way. And thanks for the cool stenciling on the back of the card. Very nice!
Comment: Hi Nathalie,
I am sorry for being slow in getting your raYou came up ting done. However, I did not forget you. I require time to get things done and so Thank You for giving me the
I really like your One-Line Drawing. You did some real planning to get the picture you did. It will be a GREAT addition to the ATC A DAY Set and to the Larger ATC COLLECTION.
Comment: I have to ask, with two middle names, how do you get things monogrammed (big deal in the south)? I have co-worker who hates that she has two middle names (family tradition for her) and she broke the tradition when her daughter was born.
Response: I have one middle name and two first names. Never get anything monogrammed, so it hasn't been a big problem.
Comment: Wow! It sounds like before the pandemic you were a very busy woman. In time you'll get back to your life style. I think that's awesome you play piano for a living. Whatever you are dealing with, in reference to coming out to your churches,( I don't make assumptions), I think you should be your true self, to the core. It matters what makes you happy, not what others think. Others may judge, but you will be being true to yourself. I think that is important to our mental health and well being to be completely who we are.
Comment: I miss church so much as well. Online is just not the same. My church is doing a thing online where one day someone posts to the FB group something on their heart and then nominates someone else to do one the next day. I still miss them so much.
Response: Hi, Sakura, That is a lovely idea. I think I will suggest it to my Pastora. We are doing live streaming on Facebook, so it is kind of nice.
Comment: Through recent swaps I know that you are missing going to church and playing the piano. Hope you get back to playing again in church and that you can bless others through your piano playing. Blessings.
Comment: This is definitely a time for self reflection and realizing what is most important in your life. There is a lot of this I don't miss that I thought I would have, and other things that are really tough to life without.
Comment: Great answers! My grandfather played the organ at church, back in the day. He also played piano for silent movies - I am told. JPL sounds fantastic. I Would love to sit in the jacuzzi with you all and watch any "landings" that may occur ... thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! Isn't it a shame that the style of worship music has become such a large issue in churches these days? I love them all! I will sing praises to the Lord in as many ways as I can! Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. It's quite similar to life here, only stay in touch with family by phone and only go out for groceries, Haven't seen my sister, parents and grandparents in 2 months ;-( I even missed the 70th wedding anniversary of my grandparents yesterday. Stay safe!
Comment: HI! The nail polish marbling did turn out quite interesting... they still are strongly imbued with nail polish odor... I am going to put them out on my porch and see if the smell will dissipate in a few days. I love to marble with shaving cream.. if you haven't tried it, you should! it's very cool too. Thank you for the marbled ATCs. Stay healthy and safe.
Comment: Thanks for the interesting PC and your note.
While I wouldn't say I'm a 'geek' for it, I do enjoy Tolkien's stories of Middle-Earth. Sauron is certainly an intriguing character, as are many of the Dark.
Comment: I truly enjoyed reading your answers. It's interesting that you identify with Ecthelion; it speaks volumes about you right away, in a good way!. Also, exciting that you're joining NaNoWriMo! I used to join until my work became too hectic.
Response: Hi, Eunice. I am so glad you enjoyed reading my answers. I hope you will get back to NaNo one day.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a cute little bundle! I loved the upcycled envelope and the folder you used to hold the contents together. I look forward to growing out the lavender (one of my favorite medicinals) and the poppies. Happy spring!
Comment: Hi C. from BC Canada thank you for the beautiful Hummingbird with purple flowers PC. We have many different species of hummingbirds on Vancouver Island. Happy March swapping be safe peace love light
Response: Hi, Nannydino, Thanks for yoiur well wishes. I am so glad you liked the postcard. I love hummingbirds. I have so many of them in my yard in the spring.
Comment: What a happy envie to find in my box -- great job and the paper you wrote on too is great. It's wonderful that you are a musician and can share your favorite music with others who appreiciate it as you do.
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words June.
Comment: Thank you so much for the kindness to ourselves article. It is so true...I love the envelope you made and sent it in! And I love the little folder you made. I am very much wanting to learn to do things like that! I'm am off from work tomorrow and shall make it a ME day!! Thank you.
Comment: There have been books I didn't like that our book club read. But, then again, there were books that I would never have chosen that I really liked. It's all about being exposed to books that you wouldn't pick up yourself. I remember there was a book that I really didn't like, but when I got to book club and we started talking about it, I realized it wasn't so bad after all. Of course, there have been books that I didn't finish because I just couldn't get through them, but for the most part, I enjoy going to book club and listening to what other people have to say about books. Hang in there!
Comment: Thanks for telling me about the book you read! It's not the usual genre I'd read so I loved hearing your thoughts about it. (I'm so sorry that I missed this rating, I had marked the email as read by accident!)
Comment: Oh It was so nice reading your letter! I am so glad you had a great beautiful SuperBowl Day! I envy you!! A Frank Lloyd Wright Jr house!!! What memories you have to cherish! Thank you for sharing!!
Comment: Its really funny how much you miss the simple things when you cant have them. I,m waiting for a new cooker to be delivered, so im not able to make rice at the moment and I would die for some right now. You would be surprised how many people i have spoken to say that they love white rice Thanks for sharing
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for sharing ... I like rice too but I'm not much of a plain food person, I have to have something on it. lol Also, thank you so much for your service to our country ... it is so appreciated! Have a good day, Nathalie!
Comment: Thank you, I really enjoyed reading your answers. About mindfulness, I interpret it as not just being present in the moment all the time, but as to not letting your past disturb you or the future trouble you. For me, it's about enjoying what I have today. Not worrying about what I could have done different yesterday, or worrying about if I will make it through tomorrow. By the way, Happy Birthday soon, I'm also a January child.
Comment: Thanks a lot for your email :) I'm also coming from a small town where people know each other pretty well. Fortunately, I always had a good reputation as my parents taught me enough politeness and I was a good student at school. It's incredible how important these are in smaller towns!
Comment: Thank you for sharing about your summers in southern California. Sounds lovely to relax and enjoy the summer. As we live in different hemispheres we are having our summer now. Christmas at summer time.
Comment: Hi Nathalle,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on medications. I have many of the same ideas but sometimes medications is all you have to help you feel better. It is not always great to take medication, but medication can be a positive thing.
Response: Hi, Barb, you are right. Thanks for your great response.
Comment: Hi Nathalle,
I enjoyed reading your paragraphs about your thoughts on traveling. I love traveling like you. I have a nephew getting married on one of the Greek Islands next Fall and so I will be going there for the first time. I am really looking forward to it. Do you like to read? I love to read and I travel to some places I know I will never get to through my reading of mostly Fiction. Continue to enjoy writing through these swaps.
Comment: OMG! Thank you so much! I love the journal and I can't wait to start using it! And the cross stitch magazine has so many lovely designs! It makes me want to pull out my cloth and floss to start making some of them!
Response: Super! I am so glad you liked everything.
Comment: Hello Nathalle,
Thank you for your wonderful information you shared about how TV and Movies play a role in your life. You also explained how you were thankful for both TV and Movies.
I really enjoyed reading your piece of writing. I am like you in that I turn on the TV during the day sometime to just have noise because I live alone.
You. did a GREAT JOB on this swap!
Response: Barb, Thank you so much for your kind reply.
Comment: Your quotes were AWESOME! I was over joyed to see quotes by Nietzsche. He's the very first philosopher whose works I ever read (at the age of 13!). He's also one of my favorites, much to my boyfriend's consternation (he's a philosophy nerd and has some strong feelings about Nietzsche). I also enjoyed the Shakespeare quotes (I took several classes on Shakespeare in college), Harry Potter quotes (!!!!), and Tolkein quotes. My favorite, though, was perhaps the Oscar Wilde quote. I LOVE Oscar Wilde. I wrote a whole term paper on him for my Brit Lit class in college just to piss off my prof. My prof hated Wilde with the passion and refused to sign off on my idea for my paper. I re-worked the idea, told him it was going to be called Victorian Views on Homosexuality and he signed off on it. I then proceeded to write the entire 20 page paper on Oscar Wilde. Got on A on it. Just a fun little side story there. Anyway, all that's to say that I was over the moon looking at your board.
Response: Wow! Thank you so much. Tolkien is my favorite. I love all the quotes from his books. I also love Lao Tzu and Rumi. Thanks for sharing your stories.
Comment: Thank you for sharing photos of your library! And congrats on your summer reading prizes! I actually work at a library. I saw a Haiku book in your picture that I might have to order for our branch! 😄
Response: You're welcome. I would love to work for a library. Actually, I did many years ago. Love to write haiku.
Comment: Thank you for resending to correct some of the missing requirements. Very much appreciated :-)
Response: So sorry I forgot to send the picture. I have resent the email to everyone, and have revised my comments so that you now have more than 2 sentences. Hi,
I am one of your partners for this swap. I just finished reading Fearless Fourteen, by Janet Evanovich. It is the 14th book in the Stephanie Plum mystery series.
In this book, Dom Rizzi, Joe Morelli’s cousin, has stolen 40 million dollars and spent years in prison. Now he is free and wants all the money for himself, so he finds a way to kill off his three partners. He has buried the keys to the treasure chest in Aunt Rose’s basement. Sadly, Aunt Rose is dead, and the house now belongs to Joe, Stephanie’s sometime boyfriend.
Now everyone in the neighborhood and out it digging up Joe’s yard and basement looking for the money.
Another fun book in this series. I highly recommend it. I enjoy reading about Miss Plum as I really identify with her character. I used to be a dispatcher for the Fillmore Police Department. I can appreciate some of the problems with which she has to deal. I love the way her cars always get totaled one way or the other. I like the way she has two boyfriends.
Best Wishes, Cynaemon
You're very welcome Hugsie. I'm not perfect. Sometimes I just screw up. I'm glad you pointed out my omissions and gave me a chance to correct them.
Comment: Hey Nathalie!
I just got a swap-reminder for this rating.. I'm so sorry for being late.. I truly thought I rated right away!
Thank you for your elaborate replies to my questions :) It was very fun to read! Especially abt. Christmas.. I seem to have lost my xmas enchantment the past few years (Im finding it harder and harder to see through the commercialism of it).. your answer made me smile :)
Comment: Thanks for the resend. I was looking for the board(s) in my swap-bot messages - never thought to look at my older email account. The boards are fun to look thru. Very creative ideas to do with foods:) Thank you for sharing with me.
Comment: I've read one of the books of the Stephanie Plum series (in Polish) and I got the impression that they are (sadly) poorly translated. It really spoiled the fun... I hope it's better in original version. Maybe I'll check out one day. :)
Comment: I have tried Constant Comment, it's a bit strong for my liking so I had a dash of milk to tone it down. I love Martinelli's mulling spices, I actually like cooking with them too! They go well on sweet potatoes and squashes.
Response: I hadn't thought of putting the spices on sweet potatoes and squash. Great idea.
Comment: I'm for Nissan Frontier! :D But I also understand your longing for the Porsche. As for me, any cabrio would be fine. I just love this kind of cars. The roadtrip you had was amazing. Sometimes, looking back, I think I was fearless a few years ago. Or was it just stupidity? ;) I think that when we age, the fear is growing with us.
Response: That is true. I think things are worse, or more scary now, than they used to be.
Comment: Dear Cynaemon, thank you for the letter, your garden looks amazing, I really can´t wait for the photos (my email: [email protected]). Sadly the dried flowers did not survive the journey:( but I still appreciate them!
Comment: I love that one: "When it comes to art it’s important not to hide the madness.". by Atticus. It goes to my collection ;) I do not burn my bridges, but I have put iron barriers on many of them. I even erased some of the maps. Haha.
Response: Love your response. Thanks so much. Glad you liked the quotes.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Love your poem. It seems very personal and beautifully reflecting feelings. I once heard the theory that you are not able to read in your dreams because part of the brain that is responsible for recognizing letters is inactive. It's obviously not true ;) Have a nice day!
Comment: I like your postcard and note. Thankfully you did put your swap-bot moniker but forgot to put the swap's name on the PC. I had to do a little digging to figure out this one. No worries though!
Response: I'm sorry, Selene. I thought I had put it on there. Yikes!
Comment: cynaemon, I loved receiving your email swap story and photo! Putting your BabyCat wishes on such a special tree is surely a blessing for you and the memory of your precious BabyCat as well as the memory of your grandfather!! Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thanks for the swap. As I was reading, I was thinking 'this is interesting' then 'This seems familiar" and I realized we have had a couple swaps.
I wish I was a faster reader. It sounds like you read more in a month than I do in a year.
Response: Thanks. Yes, we have done a few swaps together. :)
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers.😀 “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” are two of my faves as well. Same here, I try to borrow them if I can from the library. One of my favorite apps is Hoopla, it’s a library app. You can borrow audiobooks,ebooks,music,movies and tv shows. It varies on how many you can check out, my limit is 6 per month. But you get to keep them for 3 weeks. I’ve found so many books I want to read.
Comment: Thanks for the swap.
I'm happy you had nice weather to collect your sample. After I signed up tor the swap, I realized that the ground here was frozen solid. I ended up taking a beach sand sample as well.
Comment: First, where did you find 1985 magazines?! :) Second, some of the Architectural Digest images are quite intriguing. Thanks.
Response: I ran across some old magazines when I was cleaning out boxes I had in storage. LOL I was tempted to send a cigarette ad. They still had them in magazines in those days. I get AD from the library, for only 10 cents a copy.
Comment: Enjoyed looking at the photos you shared. Looks like a fascinating exhibit at the Regan Library! Makalaure is adorable. That's good that you were able to catch him so that he can be safer as an indoor cat.
Comment: Thank you. Love your recipes. I absolutely love grilled cheese! Unfortunately, I am not able to eat food with flour at the moment. But i hope i will be able to try them one day! :) I can't resist the Apple Snickerâ€™s Salad one though. sounds yum. Might tweak the recipe a little so i can try them out this weekend.
Comment: OF COURSE it came. Mail delivery person had a large package they left on my south porch and there was your PC. You are indeed awesome. l love the idea of storytelling with a piano. You go grrrl and continue being awesome!!!
Comment: That's very cool, that a story you wrote was so well received! I would have loved to read it, but sadly I have to register to view the link you sent. Ah well, thank you for sharing! And congratulations! :-) EDIT: I tried clicking the link on the top of your profile when I popped by to make sure my rating was saved and. . . That link worked! I really enjoyed the story. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. :-)
Response: Hi, I am so happy you found the other link. It is one of my favorite stories.
Comment: Yay! I got your tangle sampler yesterday. IT IS SO COOL! I love how you've made it look like a sun, with rays coming out randomly...well done! I want to color it, and I'll email you a photo of it when I'm done!
Response: So glad you liked it. And I loved your coloured version.
Comment: Personally, I think you are amazing to work this hard as a volunteer. It is hard not to see the complete goal as being satisfied. Also, I think people want to give, think about giving and just haven't got the resources. I know that funding has been cut for many programs and that people just don't step up. I am certain you bring joy with your playing. And you are right its not about the dollars. You have the heart. Thank you.
Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I do love to play. :)
Comment: Thanks for a great list! I love that you had so many wonderful restaurants to share. I haven't written mine, yet, and am still struggling to think of a fifth. ;-) Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: You're very welcome. I think I left out a couple. LOL
Comment: A Etele and greetings to you all in the land across the sea. El sila erin lu e-govaned vin (with apolgies that I can't get the proper accents on my keyboard.)
Your life story is fascinating and I hope that one day I may be able to visit Tea And for the feast you offer. Guren glassui
Savo 'lass a lalaith
Response: My dear Lady Willowscloud, Thank you so much for your lovely reply. A star indeed has shone on the hour of our meeting. So few people here know my language. I look forward to having you visit Tea And one day. Savo 'lass a lalaith to you also.
Comment: Not sure this was the intention of the swap host, but it's not wasted on me. Very original! (Reply: yeah except Middle Earth isn't an existing country. PPS. I am giving you a compliment. Take it.)
Response: Hi, Pouffia, I kind of went with what other people did for the swap. They just talked about food from their countries. In fact, most of them sent very short messages. Thanks Pouffia. You are the best.
Comment: Hello C. Nathalie! Thank you for an awesome recipe! I already tried it & thumbs up to you! It's so yummy! I too, love apples & have many recipes for them. My most favorite apple recipe, is for Apple pudding. Is it ever so delicious!
Comment: Wow, your board is hilarious. It was so interesting looking at the different boards and the different tastes, what parts of the stories different people connect to. Thanks so much. I LOVE Harry Potter!!
Response: I love Harry Potter too, but much more into Middle Earth. I loved comparing the two.
Comment: First i have to give her a 1 for this swap.
Then she offerd to resend a card in 2009.
A few weeks ago she contact me again (may 2016) and now i recieved her swap pakkage.
I get 2 beautiful cards and a letter with a story about her cats.
Thank you for your swap. I love the cards.
I give you a hart for it because it is extra special to recieve a beautiful swap after such a long time.
Update - 17 July 2016 - Wonderful! Dieuwertje has contacted me, and I will be getting this swap out by the end of the week! Thank you Dieuwertje.
Thank you so much for your kind rating. I am super glad you liked the postcards and stories about my pets. My BabyCat was so special. And sweet BugBug is now 19. Best Wishes, Cynaemon
Comment: Thank you for the hand made PC...he's a little young for me hahahaha! The beach is a 2 minute drive from home and soon all tourists will be gracing the sand. We are allowed here now as women to go topless on the beach, but after 2 years the novelty wore off and nobody bothers anymore...but at least women now have the right to do so.
Comment: Thanks for the fun looking coloring postcard. Part of it is warped & bent, probably because the other one that you enclosed was glued to the envelope and difficult to get out. Just thought I should let you know. I suggest using clear packaging tape next time and double sided tape for the p.c. I look forward to coloring my part of your postcard. ~ Cari
Comment: Received your cookbook today. Thank you so much. I have found a few recipes in it already to try. I understand what you mean by having a hard time finding these cookbook now, they are very hard to find all of a sudden. Thank you again.
Response: You're very welcome. I am glad you found some good recipes in it.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. It's awesome you actual been to the Bahamas! Thank you for telling me I can use shrimps instead of conch, I've been searching for conch for 2 weeks now and I can not find it here. Even the seafood trader says it's not possible.
Comment: I love the way you did your tree. I wish I had thought to do mine in color. It turns out so pretty. I still tend to do all my Zentangle in black and white. I need to get out of the box.
Thank you so much!
Comment: Wow this did confuse me at first because the doodles fit so well I actually thought they were just part of the photograph of the room it took me a while to realise you'd drawn them on! Very accurate!
Response: Thanks Helo. That is why I picked that picture. It was mostly all in grey. I added the colors.
Comment: It's your brain, your elf-fixation means something but I'm not a shrink. If you WANT to write about the real world (and ti live in it) you can. Imossible to tell from your email what world you live in.
Response: Thank you. I happen to like the world in which I live. And my answer to this swap was meant to be a spoof to combat the overly serious writing of some of the other people in the swap. I personally do not WANT to write about the real world. I write FICTION! I assure you there is NOTHING wrong with my brain. I happen to be quite brilliant. And I love my elf-fixation. I do NOT need a shrink! Lighten up. Swap-bot is supposed to be fun.
Comment: Hi Cynaemon! Your lock & key diary is **AWESOME**!! I truly don't know what to say because it is above and beyond what I expected! Every page is unique and it will be lots of fun to start filling it out! Thank you, thank you! You deserve two â™¥!! Happy Swapping!
Response: I am really glad you liked it. I liked it so much I didn't want to sent it. LOL. So I ordered one for myself.
Comment: First of all, I love that you run your entries together in your journal. I keep reading in journaling books that you should start a new page for each entry but they never say why! Seems like a waste of space to me. (: Your perfect day sounds so relaxing, and the tea room sounds like a cute little place. Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're very welcome. I must have been feeling stressed that day. I do have a lot of exciting perfect days too.
Comment: Thanks for the story, it did have a twist I didn't expect. I also thought until the end that Blackie was a dog; perhaps a word earlier that he's a cat would be good since cat/dog is not the twist.
Response: But then the fact that he was a cat was a nice surprise.
Comment: Thank you for a great journal page and package. You did a much better job than I did sticking to things that were actually alive. I also really appreciate thenhandmade envies. What a nice treat. Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome. This was a challenging swap, but fun. Glad you liked the envies.
Comment: Fantastic!!! I felt like I was reading a novel, which I guess I was actually. It was very creative, really engrossing and intriguing, a very special take on the challenge. Thank you for bringing such a unique writing style to the challenge and to the group! :)
Response: You're very welcome. I am so glad you liked my writing. I look forward to doing more of these challenges. And thank you for hosting them.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. What you did was gutsy, sharing with others! It amazes me how many people who do not sear glasses suddenly need readers! As for meaning, it is in the eye of the beholder, or would that be heart of the reader? I truly enjoyed your letter and the poem you chose.
Response: Hi, Marie, Thanks so much for your lovely response. I love sharing my work with others.
Comment: Magical, magical, magical. I love how you covered most everything inside folded paper. It was like a literal unfolding of a connection with you. Given your own lovely poem and your obvious passion for poetry, I would have been thrilled if every pocket was poetry-related! The gold leaves are confusing but I absolutely love that you did a tarot reading for me and included an itinerary. I've had that on my wish list forever and yours was the first. We do get your way now again so how fun! The doodle pages, valentine fragment and stickers are cute, but your own doodling with those three words was beautiful.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind response.
Comment: Thank you for card and information. It must be fun to have films shot in your town. They shot a few scenes in Oak Park, IL when I lived there, even at home of a friend. They used my children's middle school for one film.
Response: That is cool. They film in Fillmore all the time. We even have a Film Commission in town.
Comment: Thanks for the mini-journal, I read it and almost had to go to STarbucks because I am a person who is very susceptible to suggestion (bad new when I read about alcoholics) But I have self-control and didn't go to Starbucks, the one in town doesn't really have people who hand out a long time.
Response: It is the only place around here to hang around or I probably wouldn't go so often either.
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I love that we chose the same set and our stories were so very different. I loved yours for its strong emotions--especially the longing. A great use of 8 minutes of your time!
Response: Kate, thanks so much. You always say the loveliest things. Yes, it was truly neat how different our stories were even with the same set of word. :) Love doing these 8 minute swaps. I think I will work on the other set of words too.
Comment: Thanks for the story section. I'm a lover of Lord of the Rings and your channeling Tolkein is fascinating, including spelling "elve" and writing a discrete physical love scene between a human and an elf/ve.
Response: Thanks June. I am so glad you liked it. I loved the way it turned out.
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the extra little notebook. It is so cute, I will need to find something special to use it for. I liked your paragraphs. Do those characters belong to a book you are working on?
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a beautiful journal! The cover is perfect! I can't wait to see what all the prompt are as I go through the days! I have paged through and it looks like I will have a lot of interesting things to ponder! Such great quotes too! And pictures! Thank you so much for all the time and thought you put into my journal! I love it!
Comment: Thank you so so much for the Santa card. I love Santa! Oh this one is so cute. And I love the page you included. The animal patterns are awesome. I can totally use these. Thank you so so much.
Comment: I don't know if t his the right swap because you didn't put down the swap name. Shirley I just received another Christmas card from you saying it was for the Holiday Int'l card swap. I don't know what or to whom the card was for. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I have started a collection of Nativity's from other countries that we travel to. I bought several in South America when we were down there a couple years ago. Have a Merry Christmas! ðŸŽ†
Comment: Thank you Nathalie! Your card is beautiful! The vintage recipes sound yummy! I liked the cute Christmas paper and the awesome vintage PCs! Your letter was lovely! I really enjoyed reading about when you took your Grandmother to see Santa! What a wonderful memory! I will keep my eyes open for music PCs for you! It was a pleasure swapping with you! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :)
Response: And thank you for being such a wonderful person. I always enjoy swapping with you. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas Card :) Santa pulling a christmas tree with a penguin is so cute! Thank you also for the Christmas Ephemera! I will definitely make use of it in my planner!!
Merry Christmas!! <3
Response: So glad you liked it and the ephemera. Merry Christmas
Comment: Good luck! I can imagine your computer problems. My husband's computer just died the other day and he has been a mess. Make sure you back up to the cloud or a flashdrive! Again, good luck with your writing!
Comment: Here's a heart to encourage you to keep your eyes on the prize! As for that research paper -- words are words and this is a first draft. Look for a way to incorporate them into the story. Or add them with a directional note: this represents the scene where xyz will happen. Remember. a first draft isn't perfection. It's something to later craft into brilliance!
Response: Thanks for the great idea Felicia, and also for the heart.
Comment: Sorry it gave you trouble, but looks like you made it work in the end. Funny thing is, I have shopping carts in several chapters of my NaNoNovel--how did you know? heehee! Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement! Good luck with your writing!
Response: Thanks Kate. I finally did figure out what I was doing. I like the photobucket site. I think I will be using it for other things. I love that you have shopping carts in your novel. I may have to write one into mine. :)
Comment: Hello, I was just going through old swaps and realised I hadn't rated you for this one. I am so sorry, I've overlooked this by mistake. Thanks for sending me your lovely board with maps - esp. love the LOTR ones!
Response: You're very welcome. I am really glad you liked the board. Best wishes,
Comment: Ohmigoodness, you totally went above and beyond on this one! Your journal is amazing - I'm going to have so much fun reading all of it. It's exactly what I love in a journal - chatty, eclectic and full of bits of this and that! And thanks so much for the goodies - I love them all! :)
Response: Super. I loved doing this journal, although I did get a bit carried away. I actually made one for myself too. My BFF thought I was crazy. I use all the pics and things for inspiration for writing, drawing, etc. And I love Hello Kitty. :)
Comment: Even though he's not a character you created from scratch, it's one you heavily expanded and transformed in your own AU. It was s neat to read about him and see the type result. I'm glad you enjoyed the exercise! I hope it helps in your writing.
Response: Hi, Kate, Thanks. It was a really interesting exercise.
Comment: What a cool board! I love that you were able to find so many that fit your theme, and some of them are really beautiful. Thanks for putting so much effort into creating such an interesting and lovely board.
Response: You're very welcome. I really loved the white horses. The warg was cool too.
Comment: thank you for sharing your board. Wow I just emailed you about not finding your message for a board and then it immediately appeared in my messages? Sometimes I think the message area doesnt update as it should?
thank you :)
Response: Hi, Rose, You're welcome. LOL. I just PM'd you again.
Comment: Great Pins! You brought a smile to my face on all of your pins. Thank you so much for sharing with me. Now I want to go with Uncle Thorin for ice cream:-)
Please accept my apologies for my delay in rating.
Comment: Hey, nice internal rhyming! Well done. I definitely didn't know all the characters, but learning about them through your creative list was lots of fun. Great job!
Response: Thanks Kate. You challenged me to make my list rhyme too. I have to learn about some of these other fandoms, and get to know other characters. But I will probably always just write about Middle Earth. That is where my heart is. :) And my elve. :)
Comment: Hi, Cynaemon! Thank you so much for the wonderful summery party items :) I love that you wrote such a detailed letter. I very much enjoyed hearing what you do during the summer. I was born in Long Beach, California and lived there until I was eight years old, so I recognized many of the places you wrote about.
Happy Swapping, Penelope :)
Response: Hi, Penelope, so glad you loved it. Haven't been to Long Beach in ages. I bet you wouldn't recognize it now. LOL. Have fun with the goodies. :)