Comment: Good use of simile in your writing with solid and evocative descriptions. Enjoyed the poem! So true! Are Chico and the blind Lab real? Thanks for sharing your month and your work.
Response: Thank you for this great rating, Felicia. Yes, Beau and Chico are real, and the incident in the story happened as well. That was a rough time, and I thought looking for the funny side of it might help me get through it easier.
Comment: Dear Tere, how fun it was to spend the day with you! At one point I was thinking about asking if I could just move in with you haha because your days looks like a lot of fun and I just fell in love with the place you live in. You are great at describing things btw! Congrats on winning the photography award, both of your cards are gorgeous, I'll keep them to use on a journal, there's no way I could give them to someone else. You are a great photographer and I had no idea about Pixoto but I'll definitely check it out. How funny that you have two coffee makers but loved it! We also have Wendy's here, I'll see if I can find anything veggie and give the place a try. And I'm tempted to make tomato sauce because it's so good, I'm so jealous about your homegrown tomatoes actually! The people at my PO know me too and I love visiting them because they're so nice, and also love Dateline and AGT (hated the same magician you hate haha, did you know she's the winner of Asia's Got Talent from last year? So crazy!). Thanks for sharing your new ribbons with me, they're beautiful!! Have a great weekend and happy fall!!
Response: Wow, thank you for such a beautiful rating! I'm glad you were pleased with what I sent♥
Comment: Great job on the Autumn herringbone patterned card. I also enjoyed your note, along with pretty paper bookmark and verses with the fancy corner punches (or scissors?) I used to have them, but now think I may need to find them again now that I'm getting back into making lots of cards.
Comment: Hello dear Tere
I am so pleased to receive your envelope!
Your story about traveling with your fur companion seems to be funny😊
Thank you very much for the card, the postcard, stickers and washi tape samples! So lots of them! Great!!! It deserves an additional heart)
Have nice time😘
Comment: Tere...I love this beautiful PC of your Oregon mountains reflecting on the serene water!! Yes God is the most amazing creative, artist in all of nature and those around us that He has fearfully and wonderfully made...(love that He shows a side of humor in so many things of beauty as well!!) I marvel at the beauty of that same star studded sky early in the morning when I'm getting my grands on the bus for school...my 5 year old grandson thinks that sliver moon is Grandma's toe nail...LOL Enjoy His GLORY!!!! Charlene
Comment: Thank you for my very bright pink envelope! And for the cute way you made your list!! I will sure enjoy using the pink/purple washi and appreciate it. Thank you!!
(Puppy feet was one I hadn’t thought of that sure gave me a smile!
Comment: Thank you so much for your weeks long connections:) I love the pic you sent along of the four of you ladies. So nice to have faces of the people you swap and pray for. Yes the seasons will soon be changing! Beautiful handmade card! Your photography is gorgeous - very talented! Thank you for the washi tape and bookmark too! I hope your trip to the coast will be very enjoyable and restful for you. Oregon looks beautiful from the postcard you sent. Never been thru Oregon. Wonderful week of mailbox happiness! Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful purple swap, I love the card you made, such a great idea which I'm sure I will be borrowing! I love the washi tape samples the feather one is particularly nice! The tea will go down nicely too :D Hope you have a great day!
Response: Thank you for the swift and kind rating! I'm so glad you liked everything♥ I hope your day is great, too.
Comment: Hi, thank you for a great washi swap and the notecard with nice text:), we are having summer without spring but now in the middle of summer holiday it is rather too much, too hot, the shame is that it does not rain and the flowers are so dry even ve try to water the garden as much as possible
yes, i am in Swap bot nearly 11 years, it is incredible:)), i love the place of swapping and people having the same hobby
Comment: Thanks for the recommendation of this book! It sounds like one, living here in Alaska, would be a good one for me to pick up! People from as far away as CA, died in the 1964 Tsunami. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hi, Sherry, thanks for the great rating. Yes, that book will make you think, all right. Have you been to Earthquake Park in Anchorage? I saw it in the seventies. I wish I still had the pictures!
Comment: These are SO CUTE!! Very festive! I love the little bell on the ribbon, these are very creative. Many hearts! I've enjoyed this swap, thanks for hosting it! My tree is going to look mahvelous!
Response: Oh, thank you, Dahling! I'm so glad you are enjoying these swaps! As soon as I get back from the lake, I'll post the August swap. Hugs to you♥
Comment: very nice job on the card technique! I love the little butterfly too:) I will try that tea on my next "can't stay asleep night" which happens routinely for me. I hope your back gets better quickly but as long a you can't go full force enjoy the rest time:)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating, Rose! I realized after I'd sent it that I think I was supposed to put the strips right side up, not the other way! Thank you for your good wishes about my back. Hugs to you♥
Comment: Oh my goodness what a hoot how you sent my letter! I just laughed and my daughter was like what! I can't wait to show my husband! LOL! I love your letter! Great washi tapes used! I think I will put your letter into protective sheets because it is a hoot too! It's also encouraging as well!
Response: I had to get creative with that packaging, Jo! The lady at the post office said, "Too bad your friend can't afford to buy waxed paper!" I'm glad you liked it, and especially glad it tickled your funny bone. Thank you so much for your good rating♥
Comment: Willow is such a nice word. :) It's soothing, kind of like willow's bark. This would be a neat handmade PC swap to put words that fascinate you on the face and decorate and explain why on flip side...
Response: Thank you, Sabrina, for the 5 and the heart. Yes, I like your idea for the pc swap. One of us should do that;)
Comment: Tere...THANK YOU for hosting these fun yard sale swaps!! I LOVE this mini journal treasure you found for me :) How amazing that you even had a heart shaped floral memo note to match it perfectly...as I always say to my kiddos..."gotta love it when a plan comes together!" Thanks so much friend! Hugs across the miles!...Charlene
Response: Yay, that's great, Charlene! Thank you for such a nice rating. Hugs back to you♥
Comment: I enjoyed going down memory lane. I loved The Little Engine That Could. My mom read that one too me a lot! Yes, I loved Nancy Drew as well! What a great swap! Thank you for the pretty card and the awesome extras!
Response: I'm glad you like it, Jo. Yes, Memory Lane is always a fun walk♥ Thanks for the good rating. Hugs!
Comment: Thank you for the Cute Card. and the Tea. Had to wait for the Card to dry out.. must have gotten the Down Pour Rain just as mail man put it in the mail box.. and thank you for the nice letter about upcoming events and travel for the Summer.. !!!
Response: I'm sorry it got soaked, Jean! Does your mailbox need a new roof? ;) Thank you for the good rating♥
Comment: You come up with some of the best washi card designs! Thank you for the "beautiful day" wish in the front pocket (very clever). You crack me up about thinking I have all the washi designs ever made...LOL. It can't be true because believe it or not, I didn't have any of the tape designs you shared with me! ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart and the 5, Beth! I'm glad you didn't have those :)
Comment: Lovely swap. I adore the cards you enclosed. Did you make them? How unique to include a word card for "Chicken" in so many languages. For sure something I will keep and remember you by. Thank-you!
Response: Thank you, I did make them! I got the pictures off The Graphics Fairy (a very cool site, and it's free!) I'm really happy you like them. Thank you for such a top rating♥
Comment: Hi Tere! Thank you so much for the samples!!! Love them ❤❤❤ Thank you for the bookmarks too! They are really cute 😍 I hope my mail reached you soon and will make you happy just like how yours make my day 😊
Response: Thank you for such a good rating and kind comments. I'm so glad you are happy with what I sent. ♥
Comment: What a jaw dropping creation you made for me! Wowzer!!! Such a beautiful, photo filled, poetry filled book. And the mini book of scripture is just as beautiful. Thank you so much for my purple gift, which is amazing treat, along with everything else you made for me! Thank you SO MUCH!! Multiple heartts
Response: That was a lot of fun to make, Becky, and I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the 5 and the ♥
Comment: Tere I love the ornaments you made for me~Thanks so much! Lovely letter you wrote too! I want to make ornaments every month so hopefully you keep hosting this swap! As always you are an inspiration to me.
Response: Thank you, my friend, I'm glad you like them! Yes, I'll continue; I think it would be so much fun to have 12 ornaments from our various friends on the tree this Christmas. Thank you for the 5 and the heart♥
Comment: Hi Tere! Thank you for the beautiful bird card! I loved reading your note and it sounds like you’ll be busy this summer. I haven’t been to Oregon (yet!) but I always hear how gorgeous the coastline is. There’s a car show here that I enjoy - it’s all Italian cars, new and old. Other than work I’ll be going to NYC and Florida over the summer. Have a great holiday weekend! Thanks for the washi tape!! : ) I will decorate my letters with it, yay!
Response: Well, that got there quickly, didn't it? Thank you so much for the great rating. I'm glad you liked it♥ And if you ever come to Oregon, I hope you'll let me know. Maybe we can get together!
Comment: Tere I LOVE the washi card you made for me. I am going to try to make one like this. What a cute idea! Your note to me is lovely I too wish we could go out with our cameras together. We would have so much fun! Of course I love the washi tape you shared with me. Thank you so much for everything! Most of all for being my friend!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, Glenna! You're welcome, and thank you for such a great rating. As for being your friend: It's my privilege to be friends with you♥
Comment: Now it's my turn to thank you for your beautiful gate fold card. You were very creative with the construction of it and how it flipped up to reveal your lovely note inside the card base. The samples you sent were awesome! Yes, it's time to educate your PenPal World ladies about "washing tape." ;)
Response: Thank you, Beth! I'm glad you like it. It was fun to make, and now I know it's called "gatefold". I was calling it "little doors", lol!
Thanks for the kind comments and great rating♥
Comment: Your awesome washi card & tapes arrived! The mini washi decorated envie with the swap name card inside was darling. :) Thank you, too, for reminding me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That is so true!
Comment: Thank you for the "walk" photos. I'd received them last week, but have been so caught up with work. I still haven't had time to really look at them or read the letter, but thought I'd better rate you because I don't want you to worry about whether or not the swap's arrived. Looking forward to a quiet moment this weekend to read all the beautiful mail. Hugs!
Response: Thank you, Chandra; I was getting concerned! Take your time; I hope you like what I sent. Happy springtime to you♥
Comment: What a fun swap!! Thank you for the awesome variety of goodies and the oh so personal flip flop card.."dreaming of summertime!" You know me so well! The outside envelope is amazing...I will find some way to recycle it :) My wheels are spinning with inspiration! Always great to be partnered with you....blessings, Charlene
Response: Thank you, Charlene! I was hoping you'd like that card♥ I made the outside envie with a piece of scrapbook paper I got for free at the library craft swap a while back. Yay for freebies! Thanks for the great rating. Love ya!
Comment: Hello Tere!
I got your package today. Thank you!
I like the newspaper and I love that one of them has comics! We don't have comics in our newspapers... :(
I love the postcards too :D
I wish you a pleasant evening,
Response: I'm so happy you like what I sent, Sephora. But seriously, what is wrong with a newspaper that has no comics? That is just wrong!
Thank you for the great rating♥
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely postcards and letter! I was not expecting it and it was such a wonderful surprise. I wish I sent you one as well but if you'd like I can send information about my in another envelope or via PM. Let me know. Your photography is wonderful and the fact that these photos where taken at a doggy day event makes them so much better. I can imagine now how fun it must have been to see all the dogs among the flowers.
Response: Thank you, Vivi, I'm glad you liked them! Don't worry about the letter, I was just feeling chatty that day.
Comment: Hi Tere, When I was a kid my favorite part was delivering the valentines to the sacks lined up taped to the underside of the chalk board!! Great memories What a fun swap!! Thanks for eh Great squirrel Valentine too cute and the stickers and note and the envelope was great fun with all the hearts!! Thanks for a wonderful swap!!
Response: And thank you for such a nice comment and rating! Happy Valentine's day to youâ™¥
Comment: I received your decorated envelope and will open the Valentine on Valentines day. I know it will be special because you are special. Hugs! I just opened your card - So, cute and of course a camera LOL Love the scented stickers. My whole basket full of cards picked up the scent and now I know where it was coming from. Thanks so much! Hugs!
Response: Thank you, Joan; you know you're special, tooâ™¥
Comment: Tere, your inspiration journal arrived, and I'll add my pages right away..asap. Extra thanks for including the OR PCs...as OR is one of my fav states! Cheers for writing...and for the perfect prompts for our muses! Hugs...jinanne
Response: You're welcome, Jinanne! Thanks for such a good rating. I'm glad you like the cardsâ™¥ Hugs back to you!
Comment: I love the card you made from the photo of beautiful white roses. Perfect bible verse for what I have been through.Yes I sure do know all about His love. Thank you Tere! Love the tags and little tags in a little envie.
Response: Thank you, my friend! I'm glad you liked the goodies and the card. I gave @flowerfield credit for the photo on the back :) She does nice work, doesn't she? Hugs to youâ™¥
Comment: Tere...what a beautiful message in your card and I was so encouraged by your note...we are truly blessed by an amazing, LOVING God through relationship!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jerry and may your blessings abound through the holidays! Hugs and prayers my friend, Charlene
Response: Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dale, too. I'm glad you liked the card! Thank you for such a great rating. You're right, we have so much to be thankful for, we'd need way more than one card, wouldn't we?
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I, too, was born with "my nose in a book." I got to where I could iron with a book open in front of me! Or is that showing my age? Now I just wash dishes with a Kindle besides the sink....
Response: Thank you for the 5 and â™¥! I am too clumsy to read and iron at the same time, lol!
Comment: Hi, Your simple autumn leaf card is probably one of the prettiest I've ever seen. I love it. Two pretty leaves surrounded by an autumn colored border, beautiful. We don't have autumn colors or snow, but we get plenty of ice and sleet.
Today it still is summer, tomorrow will be fall. Today I still am barefoot, and, Oh, how I love it all. Blessings, Doskie
Response: Thank you, Doskie, for such kind comments and the super rating!
Comment: Thank you for the card. It is interesting how different the Oregon lighthouses look than the Florida/Georgia lighthouses I am used to seeing. They appear to be shorter and attached to a buiding LOL
Response: Thank you for such a great rating! Maybe different weather is responsible for the varying architecture?
Comment: Thanks for sending. I probably should have specified in the swap it was supposed to be a nature scene and not an animal, but I will do that the next round.
Response: I'm sorry you aren't entirely happy with the card. The scene was a bull bison walking along a river. I'm not sure how that is not a nature scene, but a postcard is not worth quarreling about. Thank you for the 5. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you, dear Tere, for the lovely swap! I love everything! Your letter with the wonderful poem about Autumn, the postcards from your state, and the beautiful notecards you made with your photos! And to top it all off, I love the cloth kit/book to hold everything (including pen, tea and stamps)! You are amazingly talented and I would love to read your book. I edited four that my Father wrote and I know it is a painstaking, but rewarding process. You will be so happy when it comes out! Thanks again for every single thing you sent. It's wonderful!
Response: I'm so glad you like the goodies I sent, Beth. Thank you for such lovely compliments, and for the heart.
Comment: What a gorgeous postcard! I love it ^_^ I'm going to give it a prominent place in my little card rack :D I love the quote too - how true! The best writing is from the heart. Thank you for joining the group and my swap! <3
Response: Thank you for the kind compliments, and for the great rating. I'm glad I joined, it's an interesting, fun group!
Comment: Oh Tere, I absolutely LOVE the handmade cards you sent me! You have such talent and a good eye for natural beauty. I love every card! And thank you for the pc's of your state too! I am collecting each state. This was a great swap.Hope we swap again. Thank you friend!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Yes, I would love to swap with you again sometime. Thank you so much for such a great ratingâ™¥
Comment: Thank you tere for the beautiful atc. You did a lovely job and I've added it to a spacial little box where I keep my most favorite and best of all times atc's! This was a really fun swap and I'm looking forward to many more in the group!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous, peaceful-looking card of the Oregon coast and Heceta Head Lighthouse -- I would love to visit one day :) Thank you also for the new word/definition; I would also like to study Hebrew and Yiddish. Happy Wednesday!
Comment: Thank you for the post cards and your thoughts:) I never looked at the story from that perspective of bonding with one's girl friends. But you are right I can see that in there now. And you are right - the girl friends we have in Christ are a valued gift He has given us and we should cherish them and the Lord will bless us as we do. Take care - Rose
Comment: First of, thank you for hosting this swap on a yearly basis and I am really happy that I got to join in, given that I only joined swapbot last year! It's one of the most interesting swap I have ever done! â™¥ Next, thank you so so very much for the letter and article! It's so cool to see what's going on around the world and how their newspapers are like! Your christmas celebrations sound so fun and interesting!! I wish I can make a fire in the living room and have my house donned up with lights, stockings and a christmas tree with presents below! I think it's even cuter when you mention you have a stocking for your dog!! Haha. Hope you had an amazing christmas, and here's wishing you and your loved ones a HAPPY NEW YEAR! â™¥ Also, I am really amazed that bullets are being advertised on the newspaper! Haha.
Response: Thank you so much for such a great rating! I'm really glad you liked this swap; I'll continue doing it every year. Happy 2016 to you, alsoâ™¥
Comment: Hi Tere,
YOur letter was beautiful. What wonderful and heart felt rituals around opening the gifts and really taking time to enjoy the moments and beauty of Christmas. YOur Christmas Day and Rituals bring me a sense that I was celebrating an Oregon Christmas.
Love what you do for BEau. The prime rib sounds wonderful. Every Christmas Dinner growing up was always celebrated with Prime Roast - Yum.
Sorry to hear your hubby had back surgery.
Comment: I love the scripture cards! I think I'm going to punch them to add to my arc journal. It will be nice to flip pass them and move them along in the notebook as i need them. Thanks so much for setting this up. One group I was in did them regularly at one time. I miss the scripture swaps. I'll be sending yours at the end of he week, God willing. Have a "fantabulous" week. Hugs!
Comment: OK< I couldn't stop myself! I opened these! It's November for heaven's sake....
LOVED the bookmark made from a book back! How clever! The tea 'stash' cloth book made me ooh! and ahhh! Wow! I'm blown away! The notecards are BEAUTIFUL! You have made me smile from ear to ear! Thank you! Thank you!
Response: Oh, dear me. You are very naughty!Fortunately, it's nearly the Christmas season, so I'll excuse you! I'm really glad you like everything! Thank you for such a great rating and sweet comments.
Comment: Tere, your Scripture Greeting Card made my day! Beautiful...very meaningful, inspiring....what a treat to come home from a long work day and find your treasure in my mailbox. We have much in common...quilts, writing, etc. I need to amend my profile...(must add a buncha things.) Thanks so much for your efforts in sending this lovely reminder of His love and care! How blessed we are as His children!
Love and cheer....jinanne
Response: Thank you, Jinanne, for your kind words and for the great rating. I'm glad I found another sister through Swapbotâ™¥
Comment: Many thanks for sharing your story about Beau. I'm so happy to read you rescued him from that horrible man. It is great having a pet and yes indeed, we can learn a lot from them. Wishing you lots of happy moments with Beau ! Love your stationary. My favourite fruit ;-) It's the first time I get a "double" Earl Grey tea. I'm curious to taste the difference with a normal Earl Grey. All the best !
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating! Double bergamot Earl Grey is my favorite tea; I hope you like it, too.
Comment: I love the recipe and ingredient you sent! I didn't even know smoked paprika existed. I use the regular kind on my deviled eggs all the time. I'm going to try this out next week. I'm sure it's yummy!
Response: Thanks for such a great rating, Jennifer! Yes, smoked paprika is awesome on almost everything. Breakfast, sandwiches, grilled fish, or in soups and stews. I love it. I hope you'll enjoy it too.
Comment: I finally received it yesterday. LOVE that Cadillac! The extras were a surprise and a total enjoyment! ! I may not be a car gal but I do love the classic cars. I have a love for the 40's so you blew that one out of the ballpark for me. Thank you for the amazing swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for hosting such a great swap! I enjoyed all four pieces of mail I received from you and loved hearing about where you live and your life there! My favorite had to be your photographs though! Thanks :) Great swap!
Comment: Tere....bummer more people didn't participate...I had so much fun with this swap!! AND....THANKS for my absolutely beautiful, creative sewn book mark....the sheer fabric with the delicate hearts and scallops embroidered is a treasure. I also love how you layered and attached the buttons. You do such AWESOME work and I always feel so blessed when I am partnered with you. Thank you for my hot chocolate packets and the "escape" time I got reading your letter....I truly treasure our friendship....Charlene (wish I could give you a ton of hearts)
Response: I treasure your friendship, too, Charleneâ™¥ Thank you for such sweet comments and a great rating!
Comment: what a wonderful story behind your collection...and what a wonderful collection it is, and the typewriter is a goldmine, it accents the collection like a charm..your card is awesome, and your filter works so well with the subject....thanks for a great swap
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the great rating! I love the look of sepia, and it seemed to fit this subject. I'm glad you like it, too!
Comment: Whoa! I am so excited over my neat tote and matching lil purse! Si nicely done. Great color choice, reminds me of the night sky. That sneaky daughter of mine isn't she great! Now I have a great tote to carry my projects! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ and I got a million bucks LOL. Thanks so much I would love to do a private swap with you again sometime your so thoughtful its great!
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you like it! I had such fun doing that; yes, your daughter was really helpful! You should spend the million on her, ha! Thank you so much for the great rating, and I would swap with you again in a heartbeat!
Comment: Oh my goodness!!!! I love the perfume bottles!! They are going to look so pretty in our bedroom!! I was tickled to get them in the snickers tin!!
Thank you so much!! I enjoyed this swap and would love to do it again soon!
Response: Hi, Kathi, I'd hoped that you would like them (I wanted to keep them for myself, lol!) So you're okay that there were no Snickers left in the tin? Thanks for such a great rating, and yes, we should absolutely do it again!
Comment: What a beautiful ornament! I have it hanging from a hook in my kitchen. Thank you so much for the time it took to make this, I love it! I'm crossing my fingers that my ornament arrives in one piece, you'll understand when you see it. 3>
Response: Thank you, Becky! The hardest part was making a triangle with equal sides. I didn't pay attention in math class, lol! Thanks for the 5 and the heartâ™¥
Comment: Thank you Tere for the beautiful photo of this Oak tree! I love the beauty of it,alone,yet mighty! What a story it could tell. Great journal page.
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating, Becky! That tree is in Scio, Oregon, where I used to go to church. The pastor liked that tree so much that his wife had me take a pic in every season so she could frame them for a stocking stuffer for him one year. He liked them a lot.
Comment: Tere...THANKS for my awesome "The Ladies Flower Garden" book!! I actually sit down and looked at every page as soon as I brought it in from the mail box. What awesome ideas and photos in it for the flower lover in me :) I am enjoying putting your package together still....I will send soon but I may get another trip into the thrift shop before the swap dead line date...hehe!! I wish more had joined the fun but a private swap works too!! Thanks for participating in my favorite type swap!! Hugs and Happy Summer..Charlene
Response: I am thrilled that you liked, it, my friend! As soon as I saw it, I thought it was meant for you. Hugs and happy summer to you, too, sweetieâ™¥
Comment: I loved reading about your summer memories. I think living in the country being on a farm,brings summer to life,more than city living. Thanks for the variety of recipes, I will give them a try! Thank you for taking me back to a wonderful time in your life.
Comment: Loved the Verses you chose and Thank you for the lovely Bookmarks.. Greater Love hath no man than this to lay down his life for a Friend, I did this verse in Pen and Ink when I was in Highschool Art Class..! ! ! Hugs to You..
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing album, Tere! I will treasure it :) Your pictures are fantastic and you look beautiful at your vow renewal ceremony. Many hearts and stars to you for organising this excellent swap! xxx
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful post card. Such a great picture. Even though Iowa is pretty land locked when I lived in Maryland I learned to love walking at the shore. So I look at your card with longing.......Thanks again.
Response: Thank you for the great rating. Maybe someday you can come out, and I'll treat you to a day at the beach!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful autumn journal page. It's a great start for my new journal. I think when we get to Q or X a little bit of artistic licence might be needed! I suppose for Z I could always send a picture of myself!
Response: Thank you, Zoe! Yes, I think that for Q, X and Z, I'll turn the whole thing over to you, lol! Hugsâ™¥
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Hawaiian sunset PC. I love sunsets and dream of vacation in Hawaii. Your quote is beautiful also. Its amazing what the beauty of nature will make us think of and feel. The picture and quote are perfect match..Great job and happy swapping
Response: Oh, thank you, @Scubaroo ! Sunsets are my favorite thing to photograph. I'm so glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you for the creative fabric organizer. Many hearts Tere,this takes time to sew! I haven't decided how I'm going to use it,because I have many area's needing organized! Thank you for the great note too.
Response: Sooo..you're saying I need to send some more organizers? I'm glad you like it, Becky! Thank you for the 5 and the â™¥
Comment: Hi, this swap deserves more than one heart. I am so very pleased with your beautiful card and the awesome Morning Glory seeds. I love Morning Glories and can never have too many seeds. These look beautiful :) and the Moonflowers should extend the beauty into the evening. Many thanks, Doskie
Response: You are so welcome, I'm happy that you like them! Happy growingâ™¥
Comment: Thank you so much! It really is a shame your Hawaii photos got ruined, but at least you have the experience to remember. I love your photos of your spring garden! You have a horse!? How awesome is that! Thank you so much for sharing, it did bring a little spring inside my home this morning. :)
Response: Thank you for the great rating! Chico belongs to the lady who rents our apartment, but he loves me lots because I give him peanutbutter cookies, lol!
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love you photography - nice composition with the trees in the front and some blowing in the wind to add movement. I love the rounded edges; that's a nice effect. Enjoyed reading your letter - it made me kinda sad that your food was ruined. It all sounded so yummy. Did you hike all the way up to the top of Multnomah Falls? Thank you again!
Response: Thank you for the great rating, Sasha, and your kind comments! No we couldn't hike to the top; my darling old Mama was with us, and she could not have made that strenuous hike.
Comment: Thank you! The photos & the letter brought back childhood memories, we even drove our little Volkswagen through a giant redwood. I was pretty young when we visited San Francisco, but I remember Alcatraz & Fisherman's Warf, too. Thank you for bringing back those memories :)
Comment: AWESOME luggage tags! I really love when people sew non-fabric materials in their crafts, like sewing paper on greeting cards, for example. So I really liked how you sewed the plastic from the spice bottle! Great work! Thank you!
Comment: Tere...What an awesome "wee purse"!! You are such an amazing seamstress...I want to be like you when I grow up :) THANKS for this precious "SPRINGTIME" item and for the super fun swap!! Hugs...Charlene
Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful rating, Charlene! You are so cute, lol! Let's not ever grow up, ok?
Comment: I enjoyed your beautifully written letter describing your experiences in the military. Did you actually hitchhike? My mother would have killed me. 6,000 miles across the USA, awesome. You really found ways to get away from your little hometown, I hope you're still finding excitement.
Response: Thank you for the great rating! You're right, my poor mother had fits. Yes, I do still have a very exciting life, but NOT hitchhiking!
Comment: I came home to find two swaps in my mailbox and one was yours. I think, from the look of it, it had a rough traveling experience - LOL. Thanks so much for braving the cold to take that shot and for joining my swap! MAY 2014 UPDATE: I loved my replacement photo cards. The Oregon coast is on my wish list of vacations. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures you took!
Response: (Note to myself:Laura and I discussed the condition of the swap, and she suggested that the next time I had her as a swap partner, I would send extra goodies. )
ETA 5/10 I sent her a set of 4 cards with envies, and she liked them:)
Comment: I received your letter today, Tere and really enjoyed reading it. My favorite part was reading 'outside your window'. I live in the country too so I appreciate nature. Also enjoyed reading that the last picture you took with your camera was a sunset. I love sunsets! Happy swapping and enjoy your cruise!
Comment: I love how you crafted your calendar! Great ideas!!! I haven't seen film cannisters in a long time! My husband use to take photo's with film,and we had them all over the house. Thanks for being so creative,and blessing me!
Response: You got it already? Wow! That's great. I'm glad you like what I made you =) Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: A Multnomah Falls postcard thank you. I sure do miss that place. It is so beautiful all year round. Also the front page of the Oregonian the paper I used to red. So cool. Happy New Year! I also enjoyed your letter. I wish I would have had that kind of day.
Response: I wish you would have had a good day, too, Deb. There is no cure for your blues except to come on over here and be my guest for a week! I'll make you outrageous meals, take you to the beach to watch the winter storms, and we can browse through all the lovely 2nd hand stores at Rockaway Beach!
Thank you for the nice rating!
Comment: Tere, Thank you so much for the beautiful card! Is that a photo you took ? I love it! Thank you also for the great lighthouse pc. I would love to visit all of them. And most especially thank you for your thoughtful prayer for me, I appreciate it very much!
Response: Thank you! Yes, I did take the photo, I'm so glad you like it. May the Lord bless you in 2014 :)
Comment: hi tere,
thank you for your lovely hand-made card! i was able to show my DH why i needed to keep pieces of ribbon, etc.! your creativity is fabulous! well done on the photograph - i can see your hard work well and truly paid off!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and the great rating! Of course you have to keep pieces of ribbon. Why would your husband question that? =D
Comment: Dear Tere, I just received your letter â€“ thank you so much! This was probably my favourite swap yet, not only because I had a lovely time chatting to our neighbours when I asked them for the paper, but also because I love comparing the headlines, images and layout of the different publications â€“ I studied intercultural communication at university, so I think this is a fascinating exercise. I showed your paper to my entire family over lunch and it was a fun conversation starter. Happy New Year! Anke
Response: That's great! You got it so quickly. I'm so pleased that such a simple swap would result in so many smiles. Thank you for the great rating. I think I'll do this swap again for 2014 =)
Comment: Thank you so much for your journal pages. I am hopefully doing mine today and I was wondering how people might set them out so I was thrilled to recieve yours. They are so well done. Ironically my photos include a tree but at sunset, poppies and the beach which are almost identical to yours. I also loved the kite one, it really made me smile. Thank you so much for sharing, they were wonderful and I will look after them
Response: I'm so glad you like them, thank you! Don't feel that you have to do your layout like mine; I'm sure there is no wrong way. Thank you for the great rating!
Comment: Thanks for the puzzle and the tea :) Did you make this by hand? I used a program for mine. Wow, that was a lot of work! I look forward to when I can sit down and relax and work on it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Janeen (Neenie)
Response: Haha, yes I had to do it by hand! My word processing program wouldn't let the letters line up vertically =( Good thing I'm stubborn, huh? Thank you for the 5 and the heart. Merry Christmas to you, and happy New Year, too!
Comment: Your handmade bookmark was simply A M A Z I N G! All that folding--so intricate--and everything was so precise! I've NEVER seen anything like it before and feel lucky to have it. Your purchased bookmark was nice, too--the sentiment was lovely. Thank you so much for both.
Response: Thank you, Kristi! I'm so glad you liked it. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: I loved your story! It reminded me of a favorite christmas gift that I didn't recall till I received your note. My mom made me and my sister beautiful Barbie clothes one year. The detail on the dresses were amazing. I gave them away as a teen,and that is one regret I have now as an adult!
Response: I'm glad you liked my ramblings, Becky! I enjoyed writing it. Thank you for the great rating!
Comment: Tere, I laughed when I read your letter. I could have written the same letter about my life. You see I grew up on a farm, I had 4 brothers and sisters, my family was not well to do either. My dad was crippled with arthritis so my mom had to work for the school district to make ends meet, My toys were hand made by loving parents, we were so rich in love, we kids didn't know we were poor. And get this, I grew up in SOUTHERN OREGON. I lived in Tenmile, just south of Roseburg Oregon. I grew up in the mid 50's You sound like someone I would have had for a friend during those times. thank you for the memories. Marcia
Response: Oh my goodness, that's amazing! I grew up in Klamath Falls! I'm going to have to check out your profile right now, lol! Thanks for the great rating :)
Comment: Great to "meet" you! Thank you for your service. How long did you get to stay up here? I did my Basic and AIT at Ft Jackson, SC in 1977 for the WI Army National Guard. It sounds like you love the wild spaces too! Merry Christmas and Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hi, Sherry! Thank you, too! I was stationed there for a year, but stayed longer after I got married.Basic was Ft. McClellan, Alabama, AIT was Ft. Monmouth, NJ. I do indeed love the wild places! Merry Christmas to you, and thank you for the great raitng.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful pine cone note card. I love that you did a triptych! I'm not a big fan of snowy roads and such but I do like taking photographs in the winter. Looking forward to doing more swaps in this group! <3
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating! I'm excited to do more swaps in Color and Light, too. Thanks for joining =)
Comment: Tere...WOWZA NOEL!!!!! This banner is so beautiful and full of "good news" and "cheer" for my holidays :) It makes me glad that you and I both joined...(glad that you joined to make it and glad that I joined to be able to receive it!!!) It is so inspiring from the message "NOEL" to the materials, buttons, royal gold ribbon and the hymnal pages of songs declaring the "GOOD NEWS" of the Christmas story. THANK YOU so much for this priceless gift that I will treasure and be mindful to keep You, Jerry and Beau in my thoughts and prayers..MERRY CHRISTMAS FRIEND!!!!...Charlene
Response: Oh, Charlene, you are so nice! Does this mean that I'm forgiven for being a pest about that banner, lol? Thank you for the great rating. Love and hugs!
Comment: I love this swap! I love reading the womens stories of God's grace. I love how each one of us is in a journey with the Lord,and are able to testify about it! I love the card that you sent with the journal! It is beautiful.
Response: That was fast, Becky! I only mailed it Monday. I'm so glad you like this swap and the journal entries; I do to! Thank you for such a great rating; hugs to you!
Comment: Wow This is really Cute and useful... and I like how you Recycled a pair of Blue Jeans,,, into a hanging storage with lots of Pockets, Thanks for gloves and Seeds too... What a Great Idea...! ! ! A BIG SMILE !
Response: I was hoping you'd like it! Thank you for the great rating....happy gardening!
Comment: I LOVE the bookmark. My mama would have said it is too pretty to use and to put it up, but it went straight into my Bible. It is beautiful and beautifully done. It actually matches the cover I made for my Bible a couple of years ago! Ain't God good!
Response: We have the same Mama?! LOL, thank you so much; I am glad you like it, and especially glad it matches your cover! Yes, God is good.
Comment: My six year old daughter said it all when she looked at your book and said, "That's phototastic!" :)
Your photography is beautiful, and your journal a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing with me!
Response: Wow, it got there quickly! I'm so glad you like it, and I love your little girl's new word =) Thanks so much for the great rating!
Comment: Love your Photo Card...like how you split the photo into thirds and then made the Card... This is Too nice to send I think I will hang it up so I can look at the Oregon coast line... Thank you....
Comment: Great Paper.... I want a Fireplace or Wood Burner so Bad... Its 30 degrees here, Spitting Snow every so often, I just renewed a book at library ... and have Recorded couple movies on DVR. Love your menu except for the Mushroom soup... I can eat them raw but not cooked... and** I would rather start with the Black Berry Crumble...:D**
Response: I agree with you! Life is short, eat dessert first! We are opposite about the mushrooms, though. I won't eat them raw. Weird, huh? Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: I got my pkg. today, How lovely everything is! Just need some warm weather to start planting now. I am so sick of snowww. Love the spoons and their decorations. Happy Feb. Birthday to you too.
Response: Oh, you got it already, that's great! I'm glad you liked it, and I hope you can get some use out of it. Happy birthday, and thank you!
Comment: Wonderful! Very interesting buttons. I love your cards and thank you for the postcards. I am thinking I need to build a zen garden with all the driftwood shells and rocks. I have some other items that would look good in a zen garden too. Or maybe I need to stick to my original plan of crafting with them. Hmmm, Decisions, decisions. :)
Response: Thanks for the great rating! It was fun swapping with you and I'm glad you liked everything.
Comment: Tere...Thank you so much for sharing your happenings...I do alot of nature viewing from my kitchen window :) My squirrels get way more food from my feeders than the birds do :( Your little guy sounds like he has interesting coloring...here they are all bushy tailed gray squirrels. How amazing that you can keep the hummingbirds there year round (mine disappear in the winter). It is wonderful that you stay so active and have so many interests....and yes our CF group is a special bunch of ladies that I am truly blessed to know :) THANKS for the "long letter" my friend in Christ...Charlene
Response: Thank you, Charlene, for the 5 and the heart. Hugs to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful snowy cards! I was so surprised you had my name. I hardly ever look ahead of time. I love them. What kind of paper are the snowflakes cut from? I like the texture. 100s of hearts to you!
Response: Thank you, Joan! Those snowflakes are actually heavy-weight fusible interfacing. I'm glad you like them!
Comment: Tere, I love the feed sack bag you made me!!! It is that perfect mix of practical and decorative. :) And SO my style! Thank you so much!! Right now, I have it hanging in the dining/living room on display. But I know I'll use it too. :)
Response: I'm so glad you like it, thanks for the great rating! PS, you can always store oats in it, lol!
Comment: Yummy homemade bread! Thank you for the postcard, I'm looking forward to the next swap. Grandma used to bake bread too, it was a toss up between warm bread with peanut butter or apricot pie. :)
Response: Thank you, Janell! What a shame you had to choose, lol!
Comment: Tere...Words can not even express my awwwwwwe of these beautiful handmade creations!!! My wish would be to give you a million hearts!! Your craftsmanship is suberb and I will treasure owning these....I have never even seen a design with the button removal strap for a 3 way function bag. The materials, colors, buttons and design are amazing for both items. Not only useful but BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing your craft with me and for joining this fun swap...wish I could stop by your shop to purchase some "Reruns Created by Tere" for my gifting :) Merry Christmas!!!!
Response: I'm thrilled that you like the things I sent! Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart!
Comment: This was an extra special swap!!! Tere, I'm so sorry I didn't wait until Christmas to open it up! I am terrible with waiting. You did such an awesome job wrapping everything up in fabric, and I LOVE the stocking! I'll write you in a PM and tell you just how much I love it all! Thank You SO Much!!!
Response: LOL, I thought I was bad about waiting!! You are so funny! I'm glad you liked all of it!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I like fish and swam in Hanauma Bay, so what a nice postcard to bring back wonderful memories. I understand the electricity sound, that's a good sound. I'll be in the foothills for a few days and it's raining, I'm praying the power stays on. :)
Comment: Wow! I didn't realize there were so many fun things to do in Sandy OR. I'll have to try some of that pizza and I'm sure I'd enjoy the history tour and museum. Thank you for the dip mix and postcard. How fun!
Response: Thank you, my friend! Come on over; we'll have the pizza first, lol!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards from Oregon. You are right the coast of MA is not as dramatic as Oregon but I have traveled north to New Brunswick Canada it is pretty spectacular there. I hope to get to the west coast someday.
Response: Thank you for the great rating. I was wondering if your coast line was different, since I've never been there. I'm sure it is very beautiful; after all, what's not to love about a beach?
Comment: If I could give you more stars, I would!! I honestly haven't started my set of pictures yet. I' planning on going to the state fair Thursday and see if I can get some decent photos. Do you order the prints to have the rounded edges??? I really like that.
Response: Hi, Margie! Thank you so much for the great rating. I used a corner rounder to make the prints like that. I think you can get one at any crafts store. I got mine a long time ago at Michaels.
Comment: Thank you for the Card with the Sunflower.... Like the Ric Rac on the card too... and for the Flat Surprise a wonderful Teachers booklet for a Reading Class from the 1940's.... Love it... Thank you for the Treasure...
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I'm nuts for old books myself :-) Thank you for the 5 and the heart.
Comment: What a fun,creative,educational letter I received from you today! I loved reading it! The fabric swatches were touchy-feely,and fun! Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to give it a try.Thanks for putting so much of YOU into the letter! thanks!!!
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating, Becky! This was a really fun swap. "Touchy-feely"--yes, you get it, lol! Do try that recipe; you'll be hooked :-)
Comment: Oh I love this so much. Beautiful iris photo card Thanks so much for the really nice long note inside. i will check out the new group gardners and farmers. I loved hearing all about your gardening. I sure do hope your irises bloom for you next year.
Response: Thank you for the great rating! Maybe I'll see you in the gardening group :-)
Comment: Hello Beau, Thank you and your mom for the absolutely stunning postcard of Mt. Hood, Oregon. The scenery is amazing and it looks so peaceful. You are a smart and intelligent dog. Maggie and Duncan say hi to you (woof woof)! Thanks TereDiane1954.
Response: Thank you, Jennifer! It is peaceful here. We have 5 acres of woods, fields and lawn, and I love to chase my tennis ball! Woof to Maggie and Duncan, too!
Comment: Thank you for the extra nice swap, with many surprises. Each item is personal and appreciated. Your Rockaway Beach photography is exceptional. I may just have to frame those notecards. Many thanks and hearts!
Response: Joan, I'm thrilled that you like it all! Hugs to you!
Comment: Loved the post card of Oregon. I've been to your lovely state once before on vacation & fell in love! You are so blessed to live there. Also really liked what you wrote that you were thankful for. ;-) Thanks for a great swap!
Comment: Thanks for the card. My husband is from Salem, and although we live in Arizona we have spent a lot of time at the coast -- we love it! In fact, at one time we considered retiring in Depot Bay. Happy swapping!