Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard! We went to Harper's Ferry once or twice eons ago when we lived in Maryland, and we cut across the narrow top bit while driving on I-70 a few years back, but I've never spent significant time in West Virginia.
Comment: Thank you for this Milwaukee postcard, Meredith! I read with interest the facts you shared, and I love your use of different colors of ink for every section! :-) Thank you ever so much for sharing!
Comment: If I could give you 57 hearts for this swap I would. The cards and envelopes are GORGEOUS!! And the Alice one- it's going to be on the first page of the Alice journal I am making, I LOVE it SO MUCH!!! And the Halloween one- WOW!! Thank you for such an amazing package and all the extras, this is such a cool swap idea :)
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful needlebook! The fabric is so lovely, funny we both used peacock :) Your creation was so well made and thoughtful, just lovely. Thank you so much, I will treasure it always,
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I did have a hard tone making it, so that takes a weight off my shoulders, lol. It was wonderful swapping with you!
Comment: Thank you for my purple goodies. So many of the items I would have purchased myself to use so very awesome! I have been doing a lot of work with twine so perfect timing. The bag is very cute and I will have to hide it from the girls! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for your letter! And the washi tape samples and postage stamps =) your letter was very fun to read. I hope your hand gets better and I will write you back as soon as I can! Warmest regards, Sungting
Comment: I love my package! Thank you so much. I loved how you packaged it with the little card on the front. I can't wait to use everything and I love the fabric you included as well. Thank you again! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas to you as well! I'm really glad yippy liked everything :-)
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful assortment of things. It's funny, I almost bought some rick rack the other day. I love the clover leaf fabric! Perfect for making some St. Patrick's Day themed dog scarves. The bookmark is going in my current book right away.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Thanks for swapping with me :-)
Comment: I really liked this idea and the cards Thanks!
Response: Yay I'm so glad they got to you! The post office guy said they didn't need more postage, I was worried they should have had more than 71¢. I guess not! I'm glad you enjoyed everything! I almost didn't want to send the cards, I liked them so much :-)
Comment: Thank you so much, Meredith, for the extra large bag of goodies! I love the way they all coordinated. My favorite was the acorn material - I can already think of a million things to do with everything. Thank you again!!
Comment: Thank you! I think the lie is that you hate summer. :)
Response: Well...I have to admit...I meant to write "I hate winter", but I wrote summer instead, so I apologize, they're actually all truths. I kind of like summer, but I definitely don't love it, lol. Sorry...so in essence, you are right :-)
Comment: Hi Meredith! Thanks for the yummy recipes. I've been looking for a good chili recipe and the one you sent with the cocoa powder has me intrigued! Will try to make it soon! I liked the recipe cards you used, too! Cute! Thanks for hosting this fun swap! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Response: That chili recipe is out of this world! If you check out my cooking blog (link on my profile) you can find that one under "Kroll's Chili". It had the original ingredient list, then the ones we put into use (which I like better add it had a little more of a kick). :-)
Comment: your swap could not have come on a better day. I am fine but my daughter is not well-maybe mono and she is in Texas and we are in Missouri. We just got back from driving there-almost 2000 miles in 5 days. anyway i love all of the pretty papers, the beads and buttons, washi tape. thanks so much and I can't wait to start using them items!!!
Comment: great surprises in the shark bag-the buttons are great-so many different shades, note cards, tiny tags, a whole roll of wasi tape and pretty blue butterfly atc. you are very generous. Thanks for a wonderful swap.
Comment: yummy, thank you! thanks also for laundry soap! I like making homemade household cleaners for things as buying the less harsh ones is quite pricey. I haven't made laundry soap yet, this will encourage me to give that a try finally :)
Comment: Thanks for the great towel and the personalized Santa cap! I love it! Have a wonderful holiday! Added 12/27 -- oops -- I blanked that there were no recipe cards, and just got them today! Thank you!
Comment: I am really impressed that you could MAKE the oven mitt! Wow - I can't sew to save my life! It is really pretty! Thank you so much for that, the hot pad, the recipe, recipe cards, and tea! You were very generous! I DO like the oven mitt!
Comment: What a great swap! I had to use a letter opener so I wouldn't mess up the "E"! (cool stamp) The punch sounds awesome. The pizza sauce and rocky road, I might have to make as Christmas gifts. As for the cake, my favorite birthday cake is chocolate with cream cheese icing... your recipe sure fits the bill! Love the retro cards.
Response: I'm glad you like everything :-). I had to figure out what stamp you were talking about, lol. I actually drew that myself!
Comment: The cards and drinks have a wonderful Mickey Spllane mystery. Makes me want to go out and buy one of those fancy cocktail dresses, listen to some jazz and sip on that delicious sounding Miami Sunset and read a good mystery pretending to be the damsel in distress... And the extra cards are the best!
Comment: Elated. And laughing... yes, yes I have 4 crock pots, LOL. I hVW 8 and 2 large roasters. Must be a WI thing? Snort. I will be taking your suggestions. :) I have many sizes of crockpots as well, I use them when I can. The recipes sound fantastic, I will be trying them. Thanks so much.
Comment: This was a very lovely package. Thank you for the charms, ATC, stickers, sew bag, towel (matches my bathroom), fabric, and the adorable apron. What a nice swap and worth more than just one heart! Thanks a bunch!
Response: thank you do much for the 5<3! I'm glad you liked everything :-)
Comment: Don't really see how the card you sent me is a profile based card, which was a swap requirement. But maybe I'm wrong. People always interpret each other's profiles differently.
You do sound (read :p) like a nice person to exchange cards with though. Could you please send me your address in a pm? Can't read the address you wrote on the card.
Response: It's a non-touristy PC. I thought you would enjoy it. Oh well. I'll get you my address. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: A dozen more hearts! Thank you for the great package of goodies. The charms will come in handy for some small projects I am doing. A BIG THANK YOU for the fabulous apron! Great minds do think a like as I was looking at apron patterns this morning, thinking I need to make myself one! The one you made is lovely and so colorful. And thanks for the recipes---the upside down cake drink sounds delicious!! HUGS!!
Response: thanks for the rating! I'm glad you like everything...and the drink is delish ;-)
Comment: I apologize for the late rate and thank you for your card. Several weeks before Christmas we experienced a cold freeze...we lost power and water for several days. I just slipped farther and farther behind. just spent 4 days in bed w/ the flu....still trying to catch up. thanks for your patience
Comment: OMG girl, you deserve 100 hearts! Thank you so much for the delightful and beautiful apron. What a pretty one and I will be wearing it much throughout the holidays as I prepare goodies for my family. Thank you as well for the lovely wine bottle cover. That is such a clever idea and I just love it. You're a jewel and I wish I could give you 100 hearts. I hope that you find all the days of the holiday season are merry and bright and that all your dreams come true. Thanks so much.
Response: aww thanks! I'm glad you liked everything I had a really fun time making it for you! the wine bottle holders its just fluke I just decided to make something with the scraps I had. :-)
Comment: Thank you for a great postcard. I use ricotta cheese in my lasagna. I really needed this chicken casserole recipe. My online attempts were futile. the files would not open, so I guessed. It came out ok but now I have a recipe on hand. Thanks.
Response: I hope you do make the chicken and rice, it's a fantastic and super easy recipe. It take a little longer to cook, but it's just so the flavors all meld together! Enjoy :)
Comment: Super-awesome embossed papers! I think my fav is the orange but the postmarks, buttons, and paisley are so cool too! I love how they look different on each side. Thanks for the neat black ATC too! One hundred hearts for you! ♥♥♥♥♥
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! Thanks for swapping with me :)
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! The tissue cover will go in my car, the "tool" pouch in my sewing bag and the plastic bag holder will fit perfectly in the kitchen. Everything is so very well made! I appreciate the pattern too (I with make a few for my quilt ladies). Thank you again!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of postcards! Lovely scenery from Hawaii and the Southwest and the fun cards from WI are great. The hand written recipe cards are very much appreciated and both are new recipes to me. A fun swap and a very thoughtful package. ♥
Comment: Oh Meredith, I do love these papers!! Such a great selection. And the added extras are cool, too. I LOVE what you mailed them in, I was very careful opening it because my mind was thinking, "OH wow I can use this too!" Thank you so much! ♥
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute surprise! It was nice to have a chatty note and the yummy recipe for lasagna! The blank card you sent is especially cute with the 3-headed lady on it! Reminds me of the Bronte sisters! :) Have a great week and thanks again!
Comment: Wow, thanks for the wonderful and unusual assortment of loose teas, I especially can't wait to try the Fudge Brownie. The Apple Crisp recipe is perfect for fall and the tea-themed bookmarks are so cute. A delicious package!
Comment: Thank you; funny to receive book pages also in Finnish from USA! :)
Response: OMG that's hilarious! I received them over a year ago and didn't know what language they were in! I sent them so you would have some in a different language. I guess that didn't work out so well :)
Comment: Wow, these teas smell incredible! Thank you so much! I once did a school report on Oklahoma, then later married someone who came from there (by way of California). I think I impressed him with my knowledge of the state bird! :-) We just visited OKC for Thanksgiving this year, and I'll admit, the state wasn't as exciting as I'd thought. I prefer Delaware. We have beaches, and Philly and NYC are pretty close, too. :-) But it's still cold here, so I'll be sipping on these teas through the winter months!
Response: teeheehee :) the lady at the P.O. said the same thing! I'm glad you understand the report on another state!
Comment: Hubby said, " Thank you very much for the breathtaking view and picture. I love beautiful scenery. I enjoy snow also, just not too much of it. Build a snowman for me, Thanks!"
Thank you for sending him a postcard!
Response: So glad he liked it! I'll make sure to build him a snowman!! Cheers!
Comment: Meredith you out did yourself with fulfilling my wishes!!! I love the crayon erasers...that's the theme in my classroom :) The FQ you chose were super nice too! I love ALL the goodies/wishes you sent. Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap !
Comment: The note cards are adorable I like them all and will use them soon. The recipes sound yummy and I will try then and blog about when I prepare some of them. I love the extras yes one can never have enough hehe. I enjoyed the note and you will get a reply from me. Hugs, Sandy
Response: Hi Sandy :) It's super exciting when I receive comments about the items I send especially when you will be able to enjoy it all! Can't wait for your next visit in my mailbox! Cheers, Mer
Comment: Thank you for the great, colorful journal :)
Response: I'm absolutely obsessed with colorful things...I bought 100 markers at a garage sale for like $3...although about 15 were dry...the rest I used on your journal :) actually I don't even think I used all of them!
Comment: You made me smile big when I opened the envie and saw Dr. Seuss :-) Nice note really enjoyed reading it and I love the recipes. My husband I and both love to cook but he loves it more than me. hehe I am sure he will want to try making the recipes you sent. Again thanks so much.
opps came back to read your comment and I noticed you didn't have my heartt. I actually clicked the wrong circle oh boy I think I need more coffee :-)
Response: They're delish! And i'm super picky...but I even eat them! hahaha enjoy :)
Comment: I checked out The Gleasons, definitely different kind of music but very fun. One of my friends actually plays violin in an Irish punk band, which is a lot of fun to go and check out. They are called The Fighting Jamesons and based out of Virginia Beach.
Response: I'm glad you checked them out...it's my step-sister's husband's band :). I will definitely check out the Fighting Jamesons :)
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the great comment! I also loved Sirius Black, and was very disapointed with the 3rd movie:-( At that time, I had not even read the book, but was still let down. I miss Sirius!
Comment: Ew. Work. DX
You definitely should! Snowflower and the Secret Fan was especially amazing. And Banana Kiss sounds like a crappy teen romance book, but it's actually about a girl with schizophrenia and it's really interesting to look inside of her mind and see the things that she sees. <3
Yeah, I'm the same way. My friends were always into it, but something about it just rubs me the wrong way.
I'm going to be looking for that book now! That's just... amazing! rofl. :P
Thank-you, you too! :)
Comment: Hello from Sydney / Bonjour de Sydney Many thanks for the CITY (RE-SENT) postcard which has reach me today.
I would love to swap cards with you sometime, so if interested contact me DIRECT at my Email here firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to see some great postcards, you can have a look at my website where I have more than 1000 different cards for swap (or for sale) on subject/theme such as UNESCO World Heritage sites, Map of rare countries and islands, Pacific Islands, Lighthouse, Stadium, Airport, Cruise Ship & Navy Ships, Railway, Library, Building, Temple, Animals and lot more…
The link to my website is: http://postcard.pics-sydney.com.au
I’m also interested into getting some digital photos of USA (and other countries you might visited and taken some digital photos off) lighthouses and/or UNESCO World Heritage site to make into new postcards… if you think you can help with this project Email me at email@example.com (or would like more info / we are “paying” the photographer for photos we can use with some FREE postcards of your choice…)
Please do check this cool Yahoo group for postcard collector and join the group if you think you can expend you postcard collection with us…
Laurent from Down-Under
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Comment: Hi Meredith & thanks for your notecard letter! Loved the notecard - so cute!! I'll be posting a reply soon! (I'll shoot you a quick line to let you know when I do so you can be on the lookout in the coming days.)
Hope you had a great Monday! -L
Comment: What beautiful fabric. Thanks for the towel and "extras". Just beautiful. Thanks for being so thoughtful. They will really brighten up my Valentine's Day. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day, too!
Comment: thanks for the recipes. I am going to do the chicken and rice casserole first. My 14 year old son loves loves chicken and deserves a "normal" recipe instead my crazy things I try , like indonesian corn fritters. lol
Response: I'm so happy you like the recipes...I'm such a picky eater I need simple ones like these. :) My fiancee compares my appetite to a child's all the time :)
Comment: oh what a pretty pretty image! You so captured winter wonderland perfectly! i can just feel the hushed calm of the soft snowfall! Thank you so much for sharing-awesome work! Happy holidays to you! :)
Comment: Thanks for the card and the snowflakes. Even though we are getting plenty of real ones today!
Response: Wow! That USPS is fast...I brought the letter to the P.O. with other things at like 430 last night!! Of course, we don't exactly live *that* far away :) I'm glad you liked them...enjoy the real snow we're getting today!