Comment: Dearest Marianne,
What a beautiful invitation you have created for the ball. I think the dress you have chosen is simply gorgeous and I know you will look stunning wearing it. I shall tell you all about my trip to Bath when next we meet.
Comment: Dearest Sarah, I received your letter postal at home today after I sent out your letter for this weeks swap! I love your tea selection thank you! Isn't The Secret Garden the best story, I saw it live on stage and the 80's-90's movie is the best version I think. Never read Lorna Doone but I do have a copy so I ought to have a go. xxx Enjoy your week. xxx
Comment: What a darling “envelope” you sent - se very clever!! The treasures within are beyond my expectations and absolutely marvelous!! Thank you for such a wonderful gift and exquisite letter, you’ve made my week!! ❤️
Comment: Dearest Marianne,
I received the fabric hexagons you so kindly cut for me and they compliment my quilt colours very nicely indeed. Thank you for all your kind compliments. I shall seek you out at the ball and thank you personally. My best regards to your family.
Comment: My dearest Marianne,
I must say how excited I was at receiving your post this day.
What a beautiful Belly band you created. I have the perfect page in my Journal to place it.
. I just loved the little pocket of extra surprises; how creative you are.Thank you for your generosity.
I was sad to hear James was feeling poorly. I do hope he is feeling better. A bad headache can put you down.
May this post find you both well.
My best regards,Phebe (Barbara)
Comment: Thanks for Oregon’s flower and bird (I didn’t have this one ) love reading your answers yummy apples and caramel and cinnamon when they make apple butter ! Love smelling wood stoves too! Fall sure has came here in a hurry ! One day it’s near 100 and next day it’s in 50’s . Brrr!
Comment: Always nice to see you in my mailbox. I appreciate the smiling face stickers too. I am finally getting back into a routine of home life, only to be leaving again this week to drive my friend back to Pennsylvania. Needless to say, Im tired of traveling. Lol. Happy swapping my friend.
Comment: Oh my goodness Sarah! I received your parcel today and it was ever so delightful! I am touched by the care your put into this swap. I am excited to try the berry teas of the Twinnings London edition! The postcards are so beautiful I don't think I can part with them. Rather, I think I will use them to decorate and possibly make tuck spots of them in our Georgette Journal. I appreciate the card with the scripture. It is one I think of often. And to top it all off...I am so impressed by your packaging of my letter in a beautiful pink lace and bird and butterfly napkin with a wax leaf seal! Simply gorgeous! I could not break it apart. I slid the letter very carefully out of it's packaging. I plan to also use this sealed napkin lace in my journal. Lastly, thank you for sharing your experience of having tea in Bath, England. I am a bit envious. I hope to one day enjoy a cup of tea there as well. The blue bird stationary is very much my style. Bluebirds are my favorite! Wherever did you find it?! The only sad thing to report was that the post did not apply enough postage and I had to pay the .32 cents to receive the mail. The post is not perfect and people make mistakes so let's not worry about a few pennies. Thank you ever so much for the time and thoughtfulness you put into this parcel. It is hands down my favorite! I plan to write you as soon as I get a chance. Blessings to you my fellow Georgette!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you loved it all! The tea was offered at our B&B in Bath this past May. The stationery is put out by Peter Pauper Press. I found it at Barnes and Noble. The parcel was weighed before stamping and I did question it in my mind, so I do wish I would have went with my instinct and added an extra stamp for good measure! Thank you for letting me know. I look forward to hearing from you, friend!
Comment: Received and tucked away until Christmas! Cute Hanna-Barbera cartoon paper, I love it! I was just thinking of looking up The Jetsons cartoon to re-watch episodes I haven't seen in years!
Cute envie too! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and the recommendation. Although I read many of the books by the Brontë sister Wuthering Heights didn't do much for me. I wanted to bang their heads together! I visited Howarth a few years ago , it kind of explained a lot. Best wishes
Comment: I loved reading your letter. It's amazing how much we have in common. The best part was that on the envelope you made out of the map, the beach my family goes to every year is right above my address!! What are the chances!!! I wrote you a letter and I will drop it in the mail soon.
Response: Oh wow, that is really awesome! I'm excited to hear from you!
Comment: Enjoyed your letter and the "breach"of an envelope -- I've never been to the NW but have driven some of Hwy 1 up the California coast. I have a little pile of letters I want to answer, I'll add yours.
Comment: Thanks for your very well written answers :) BookCrossing seems fun, I might try it in the future :) You mentioned you'd like to read others' answers as well, I wrote a blog post about this topic: https://kulturgram.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/my-2019-reading/
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers! Thank you for recommending Romancing Miss Bronte! I put that on my TBR list on Goodreads. It sounds interesting! I'll PM you a link to my Goodreads profile so you can friend me on there. Good luck with your reading goals!
Comment: Your post FINALLY arrived. Unfortunately it only contained the two stamp bags - and that in an envelope from the SAPO, stating "Found open/damaged & officially secured". Hope they didn't lose anything else you'd sent.
Response: Oh no! I for sure sent three stamp bags...can't remember what else. Too bad! I wish I knew whose bags I sent!
Comment: I absolutlye adored the envie you made of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast. One year ago this weekend was Run Disneyland Paris and I participated in the 5k as Belle. She really is one of my fav's! Thank you for the extra card you added as well!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and Canadiana! Too funny as I often get American themed items sent my way... The card you wrote in is also so lovely I think I will salvage parts of it for future cards!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a generous swap. I have to apologize, I had written out a long thank you mentioning the specific items that were my favorites, but I was doing a whole bunch of those, since I just moved, and before saving, hit a button combo unintentionally that just erased all that. I hit Ctrl+Z but then it just exited me out without saving. Grr! But trust me, it was a glowing report of things much loved, thank you! Ooh, the main one I think was your envelope - lovely! And I'm going to head to the letter writing blog.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! Love the repurposed Wheres Waldo envelope you used and the postcards were BEAUTIFUL! Also, the sea themed playing card was so thoughtful, as i collect/love sea things. Thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you for the frog PC. It's super hot here in Tulsa. I would like to write you back. Are there any postcards you are looking for that I might have? I would love to send you something you would like
Response: Oh, thank you! I will private message you.
Comment: Thank you for everything. I love your profile. I love shabby chic, Victorian, cottage type of stuff as well as Christian things. Loved the envelope it all came in. Purple has always been one of my favorites. And I love to sew also. I finally got my sewing machine working again yesterday. I thought I had burned the motor up in it at Christmas trying to get a lot of orders done but I doused it with oil, (even though they say not too. lol) I figured I had nothing to lose. So I doused it and let it sit and now I am up and sewing again. I just love creating pretty things and especially victorian or shabby chic. God bless
Comment: Oh where do I begin! First, Thank you!! What a wonderful envelope of goodies. Love the vintage photo and can always use playing cards. Everything is perfect. Is that pretty pink and gray sheet wallpaper? Whatever it is , I love it!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it all! Yes, that's wallpaper. I found a huge roll of it at a yard sale once and have been slowly giving it away. Ha! Have fun!
Comment: Hi Sarah...I just found your letter in a file that I had at work! I honestly thought I had rated this and answered your letter, but apparently I didn't. I really enjoyed your letter and would love to write to you! I will be answering it this week. I apologize for the long delay...with the holidays and our vacation in January, things fell behind.
Comment: My apologies for not rating sooner! I couldn't wait to open your package. I loved the silver cloth that you wrapped the packages in and the seals! WOW!!! What a beautiful package! I loved everything!! Thank you for going the extra mile!!!! <3<3<3
Comment: Thank you for all the neat little goodies. :) I would be happy to pen pal! I was wondering what the story was behind the photo you sent?
Response: I really have no idea!! I got a big stack of WWII era photos from a friend a couple years ago so have been sharing them. They were definitely taken overseas. I thought maybe Russia, judging by some of them, but I'm really not sure.
Comment: What a delightful envelope, decorated on both sides, too! Love everything you sent me - my absolute favorite is the Japanese?/English airplane flashcard postcard!! That Funny Bunny kids' game card is just precious! Love the school house and schoolbook pages, the hedgehog story illustration, typewriter on the business card, library book cards, Paris, Disney and well just each item!!! Thanks for obviously looking at my profile -- you are the best!
Response: I'm so glad you're happy with everything! Enjoy!
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful Book Survey! We don't like the same kind of books (for the most part), but I LOVED reading all your comments. Forever by Pete Hamill was recommended to me recently, and your comments pushed me over the edge....it'll be one of the next books I read.
Comment: Hi, Sarah! It was very nice reading all about your holiday traditions with family! I also really love how everything you sent was beautifully vintage styled. I'll definitely be taking a look at the website/blogspot you sent me :) and I'll be writing back soon! Happy new year 2018 & happy swapping!
Comment: I must say, you've read a lot of books that i've never heard of, and from different genres than i'm used to! You've read so many books as well, it's lovely to see another reader's take on a book :) Thank you for the read, happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the letter. 8 hours opening presents! That took some patience ðŸ˜€. Your ornaments sound precious. Thank you for the recipe, however, I am Vegan and do not eat eggs or dairy but I will pass it along in a future swap to someone who does. Happy New Year!ðŸ’–
Comment: What a neat PC! Thank you so much for the sweet message - and I sincerely apologize for such a late rating. Iâ€™m still trying to figure out how to organize my mail so that I can be a little bit more efficient and timely!
Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely letter and Christmas card. I absolutely adore the recipe cards - they are so sweet! I'll get a letter out to you after the holidays. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Happy Swapping!
Comment: As always, its such a pleasure to read a letter from you. I updated your address and will write you back probably after Christmas. You know how busy it gets. I wish you the best in your new home. Merry Christmas my friend.
Comment: Thank you for your comprehensive reading log and reviews and for the unique origami book marks. I've never actually used these and have just finished a book, so one of them will be put to good use on my next read!
Comment: Please pay attention to the swap description, "Please make sure no more than 1 of the bags will be due to be sent home to the originator after your partner receives it. " Both of the bags you sent me are homers..
Response: I feel like a total idiot---I'm so sorry!! Do you want me to send you two bags that AREN'T going home so you have something to swap next time? Obviously, I was in a hurry and didn't even pay attention. Can I help you with postage?
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the long list and the reviews! I have the book Living On His Income by Sharon White. Actually I have I think all her books. Love them alot! This will be a great reference for some new books to read! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely image. I will save it in pinterest as well. I enjoyed the swap as I learned how to drop an image on the profile page. Thanks and I am looking forward to swapping again. I also like your profile name!!
Response: Thank you! Yes, this swap was a learning experience for me too! Yay for us!
Comment: Sarah--what a great postcard for me! I grew (until I was 14) on a tiny town in NE Nebraska. In 3rd grade I remember Nebraska History, especially the Oregon Trail & Fremont Trail going through our state, the Fremont to southwest. I would SO love to follow the Oregon Trail by car so we could see the major places marked for history, etc. I'd also give a great deal to see Oregon a Washington states because all the pictures show them to be beautiful, except the perpetual rain in Seattle perhaps. : - ) So I'd love to be spending the summer in Oregon. That must be a terrific summer for your kids to remember. Thanks for a nice card---Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks for the nice comment and the heart. Yes, we are enjoying the time spent out here---but definitely missing Daddy and home and our routine!
Comment: I love your envelope. I just finished moving so hopefully I find all my supplies and in a future round, I can make my envelopes. I love the wax seal. I will be replying in the near future. Thank you for everything.
Response: I'm looking forward to our penfriendship!
Comment: Thank you for your letter, I really enjoyed reading it. The stationary is really pretty. I've always loved black paper and so I find it fun to pull out my little used white gelli roll pen! Also thank you for hosting this fun swap!
Comment: thank you for the swap! I still have to read from your letter, but I saw something at the end about Lewis Carroll,so I am intrigued. I do not jump pages, so I will have to get there first :P just that the name popped up in my view :P and wanted to rate fast. thank you!
Comment: â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥Love it all! So excited about the kobucha tea! I googled tea that starts with K, but no one near me sold kombucha! Now I can try it! And I love the photos and cards! Can I say I love it all again?â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thank you for your reading log with throughout description and comments on the books! It was really interesting to read. I'm adding Mrs. Tom Thumb and Alice I Have Been in my reading list!
Thanks also asking for my reading log. I'll send it to your email address. :)
Comment: I received your realiding log today (just in time!) and I must said it's the best I've read since I started joining these swaps. I loved your reviewing style and now I want to read ALL THE BOOKS. Lucky for me, I have at least one in my "To-read pile" (Hawthorne's).
The one that caught my eye instantly was the first you listed. I guess I fangirl about Carroll as much as you do about Hawthorne. Not being myself a Carroll scholar, just an enthusiast, I never thought that the relationships he kept with young girls had any sexual motive, although it's a subject so many people like to talk and argue about. I won't do that here. But if you want to read more of his works, I higly recommend you "Sylvie and Bruno". Another beautiful reading is his correspondence with his little girl friends. I hope we cross paths in these swaps again :)
Response: I'm so glad you were encouraged with some new reading ideas!
Comment: Well, I knew this was going to be special the moment I saw the envelope! It is a spectacular and arty envelope! And of course, the APC, with all the special and unique vintage touches (how I love the look of doilies)...and the sweet vintage extras you included...another "Sarah Special", in my estimation! Thank you for always putting your heart into your art, sweet lady!
Response: Thank you, friend! I'm so glad you love it. I love making things for you 'cause you make me feel so good about doing it! Ha! Hope you're having a great week!
Comment: Sarah, oh my these tags are so very beautiful! Thank you so very much. I am sorry that I didn't get the originals and that you had to make new ones...thank you though! I love them...so pretty and of course extra special because they have birds on them...love it!
Comment: Another beautiful atc, you are very talented artist and I am a very lucky person because I get to add your art to my collection..As always more great extras,, Thank you and again I love the verse on the card you sent it all in..God Bless you
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words! I had fun creating it for you!
Comment: First off it's great that it is a real cabinet card and second the wonderful little story you have created with the embellishments-like a Jules Verne theme-under the sea-great job! Thanks also for the extra bits!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you like it! It just all went together pretty awesome, didn't it? I love it that you "get it". :)
Comment: Hi Sarah! Thank you for such a lovely binder trading card! This was the first swap I've participated in for binder trading cards and after receiving yours, am anxious to do more. The one from you will always be first! ðŸ˜Š love the extras too. Thank you so much for everything! Patricia
Response: Oh I'm so glad! Thanks for your sweet rating!
Comment: All I can say, is your cards get more beautiful each time you send one..And this one tops them all..It truly is amazing and I am the lucky one that gets to add this card to their collection..love the card you sent it too,,,great verse...Thank you
Response: That's so thoughtful of you to say---thank you!
Comment: Received your Log today, Sarah. Some interesting books in there. You've inspired me to read some more historical novels, and classics. I can't say I've read a Dickens novel all the way through ('Hard Times' at university ruined it for me), so I really should fix that!
Comment: Love this adorable ATC...I indulge in a bit of "gabble" myself every day...I do have the gift of gab! Sarah, thank you so much for another lovely piece of art, and for the sweet extras (I can't seem to get enough doilies!).
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful vintage spoolie. It looks like a tiny angel! It is really nice when your partner reads your profile and creates something special just for you. I love it! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: I'm so glad you love it! I love it too...gotta order another Frozen Charlotte and make myself something similar. Ha!!
Comment: Sarah, I am happy to receive your book suggestion; I may need to look into this series. It is one I am not familiar with.
Hope you no longer need a canoe as we certainly need lots of them here in Texas now!
Response: Stay safe!! We're supposed to dry out this week. I hope you do too!
Comment: Sarah, thank you for such a sweet ATC! I just love it! The envie had a rough journey through the post office, a corner was totally ripped off and the top was open but the ATC arrived in perfect condition!
Response: Oh no! Well, I'm glad the ATC was ok! Sometimes I wonder just what things our poor mail has seen. Ha!
Comment: I adore the sweet kitty, Sarah! I am a cat lady, through and through...and I love what you did with this curious feline! Thank you also for the sweet vintage extras...you know I never have enough (honesty compels me to report that I have an enormous supply...but it never FEELS like enough)!
Response: Ha! Yeah...I actually received some blogging money yesterday afternoon and immediately told my husband I needed to head out to Hobby Lobby to "replenish my supply". He just rolled his eyes... :) I'm totally ok with this addiction...it could be worse!
Comment: Thanks for a very nice ATC--I love the photo you used and the layered effects which I really like. You also have just the right of bling for me--a bit but not overwhelming. Thanks for a nice swap. Have a nice weekend!
Response: I'm really glad you like it. Thanks so much for the sweet compliments!
Comment: Today I received a nice pink letter and it was nice reading during lunch. It's so amazing or me that you have a so large family as I'm an only child but I was happy to read that you can find some time for yourself.
Comment: Congrats on your conquering of Charles Dickens! That is awesome. I really liked the way you wrote your reviews. I'm also going to check out How to be a Victorian, cause I'm really into that sort of re-enactment stuff, I'll look at her youtube also. Working as a re-enactment person would be a dream job for me!
Comment: Hello neighbor Sarah. Thank you for sharing your love of Kewpie Dolls with me. Your ATC is delightful. I probably run into in town all the time and don't even realize it, LOL. Thank you also for the beautiful note card and fabric prints. So so soooo lovely. I really admire everything.
Response: I'm so glad you love it! It's fun being "mystery neighbors"!!
Comment: Thank you for your book log; it's very detailed! I'm actually trying to read more classics also; the only book I've read on your list is The Scarlet Letter and that was in high school. How to Be a Victorian sounds very interesting! I think if you participate in these book log swaps in the future you could probably save some paper and ink if you didn't quote the entire descriptions for each book; a sentence or two would probably be fine. Also, narrower margins. :)
Comment: Your ATC is absolutely precious!!! Thank you! I didnt know you live only like 20 minutes from you, So thrilled to have a member who lives so close to me. WOW it seems so odd to me. I am thrilled. Thank you again for such an amazing ATC
Response: Oh I'm so glad! I had fun making it for you!
Comment: Thank you for your letter! I love the paper you used. It's gorgeous. And thank you for the little flags and paper. I love cats! :-).
Edit: my phone was being dumb the other day. It wouldn't let me give you a heart.
Response: Oh good! I'm glad you are happy with it!
Comment: Thanks so much, I enjoyed reading your letter today. I haven't read 1984 but I remember seeing the movie years ago. I'm going to add it to my list to read. Thanks for the suggestion. It'll be interesting to see how it holds up. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the fun St. Patricks atc. I am sorry in my delay to rate. I have been having a bit of breathing trouble... went from little cold to needing oxygen ! But it was all me not you... Your card is super and the extas special too . Thank you !
Response: I'm glad you liked it. So sorry you've not been feeling well. Hope you are on the mend!
Comment: Ahhhhh!! *High pitched squeal!!* I just received my swap from you!! Oh my goodness THANK YOU!! :) I feel terrible that my sent package wasn't nearly as full of wonderful goodies! So many great ideas, I'm going to have to send you another goody bag I think, now that I have a better idea of things to be sent!! :)
Response: Oh, not at all! I know I will love what you sent. I'm sure we'll have a chance to swap again in the future. I'm glad everything made it and that you love it!
Comment: It doesn't really make me think queen of hearts dotee. But thank you
Response: Wow, this is really my week for ungracious swap partners, let me tell you... Seems like kind of a back-handed thank you, doesn't it? Next time I'll be sure to ask for a detailed outline of exactly how you'd like it to look so I'll be sure not to disappoint you. Your group description says, "this simple body is your canvas to embellish to the limits of your imagination!" Might want to revise that.
Comment: I received my letter and am glad that you did indeed send, but I was still disappointed that you had to move the swap date as host to make up for your lateness and the lateness of others, as I know myself and others in the swap worked hard to get great letters out on time. Part of joining a swap and being a host means knowing that you can complete the swap within the timeline set from the beginning. Per Swapbot rules, I can't rate a 3, which is why I'm rating a 5.
Comment: I am so crazy about your ATC! I love it. It's from one of my favorite movies of all time! Oh how we waited every year for it to come on. I dressed my girls as Dorothy for halloweens. My youngest daughter dressed s her again a couple of years ago! She's in her thirties now. Thanks for the great card, the dream wish and great flashbacks!
Response: OH I'm so glad! As soon as I read "Lady with a Bicycle" that's exactly what I thought of! I'm glad you love it!
Comment: Thanks for the stamps. Some of them were torn or covered in glue, but as you added some extra ones, I received 20 stamps from you. Thanks again :)
Response: Yeah, I just added a few that weren't in perfect condition in case you were looking for something specific. I like to add the not perfect ones to mail art. I should have specified why I sent them. Have a happy day! :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing your intentions for the new year. I enjoyed your letter. Good luck accomplishing the things you resolve to do in 2015. And thanks for the pretty stationery. It was my intention to give you a heart. I am so sorry I neglected to click on that field when rating you earlier. It certainly deserved a heart and more, Sarah!
Comment: Thank you so much for the hot chocolate and highlighters. I was gonna save it and open it at Christmas but my mom and niece were excited too and my niece conifiscated the orange highlighter and hot chocolate :-)
Comment: Thank you, Sarah, for your extensive and thoughtful reading log!! I added two of the books to my Goodread's want to read shelf :) I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but some of the books in your log sound quite interesting and I may have to investigate further once summer arrives and I have lots of free time!
Response: I'm glad! I'd love to hear your thoughts on them. :)
Comment: Thanks for your in depth descriptions and your own critique. I'd possibly read the Ackyrod book except I had a Canterbury Tales course coupe years ago with a very knowledgabe professor. I like historical fiction but these don't sound like my type -- one has to be very good to do true history well.
Comment: Hi Sarah! Sorry for the delay! This is a mad house and I was away. I loved your letter! The paper was very cute too haha 'sharin's fun'. Love the stationery you sent too! And lol I think I sent you the letter too!! I'm mid move to austin Texas so I'm like aaaaaaaahhhhhh . I'll write back soon, probably from Texas as we leave in a week :) xxxxx
Response: Ha! Well, I haven't gotten anything yet, but that's ok. It's not like you're just moving across the street, right? :) I look forward to hearing all about your big move! Blessings!
Comment: Hi Sarah - It was lovely to receive your letter in the post today and hear about your life in Arkansas. How wonderful to be blessed with 9 children - they must bring you great joy. I will also check out your blog. I'll write back to you this week. All the best and happy swapping Jane x (jep1068)
Comment: What a great idea you had for the paper doll! I've never had a moon doll before. Very cool! And thank you for the cute extras. Unfortunately, I won't be able to do the paper dolls right now, but hopefully in a few months, I'll have my space back to make things.
Comment: Thank you so much for making my day!Everything is going to come in handy, the stickers were already taken by the girls! That is so cool that you homeschool as well! Don't you love having them nearby all day long? I DO! ;)
Comment: THANK YOU for the awesome envie filled with all those goodies! I will put the live, love, & laugh stamps to good use. Sweet Fruit of the Spirit bookmarker. I can use all the extra little tuck-ins as well. Your kindness and generousity blesses me. I eve like the Spider man postage stamp.
See you around in the swaps:-)
Comment: Thanks for stopping by on my blog, I hope you could read it :-) Your life has certainly turned out different. Well I myself wanted to be a young mother of many children and marry my first boyfriend... Guess what? I didn't, I am 30 years old and I have no children yet. Quite the opposite. Doesn't mean life is bad, because everything's great how it is right now. :-) Happy Easter!
Comment: awesome envelope...one of 5 fabulous pieces of mail I picked up from the postal kiosk today...thank you so much for the bookcrossing labels...I have already prepared 10 books to be released on the International bookcrossing day...my name there is DRUMMERGAL...love it all!
Comment: Loved your Envie! Such a great idea to put the Shamrock Shake recipe on the outside of the envie. Also, I would like to say ~ Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile and sending me something your thought I might like. I really love the things you sent. :o)
Comment: Sarah - Woohoo! got your package today - where do I begin? Love it all - from the decorated envie to the money to the bunny stickers, but the German cut-outs, well now, those are darn right extra special. Thanks! Dawn
Comment: Hi Sarah I really liked the story it was beautiful and actually made me tear up a bit! You are very talented. I will write to you using one of your prompts. Thanks for sharing your talent with me.
Response: Thank you---looking forward to hearing from you!
Comment: I love it all! Thank you so much! (Don't forget, you get to mail a card back to the partners who sent to you! Get out a really ugly one now! Don't you have any bar mitzvah cards? Does anybody?! :) haha!
Comment: The card + goodies you sent were lovely. I actually graduated college just a few months ago, so I heartily accept the congratulations! ;) I'll write you back soon to tell our tale. Thanks again.
Comment: Sarah! Your frog illustration is adorable. Thank you for taking the time to draw it for me! He will be crowned as soon as I can get my hands on some glue. I absolutely love everything you sent...the moon images especially. What fun it was to retrieve your nice fat envelope from the mailbox today. You know how that is, right? YAY! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile and for truly making my day!
Response: OH I'm so glad you're happy with everything! Thanks for the sweet note. Have a great night!
Comment: thank you so much for the lovely goodies, and I wish I could give you a million hearts for going above and beyond and getting me the lap pad...and it does help somewhat, the weight is actually soothing.
Response: I'm glad! I've been so excited for you to receive it!
Comment: Thank you for your reading list. I had no idea that there were fictional mystery stories about Beatrix Potter, and now I really want to check that out. (They may have jumped the queue on my TBR list, because I just can't help myself.) Thanks!
Response: I have a couple of them that are later on in the series (like 6 or 7 or something) that I could send you...though you'll really want to read them in order! :) If you want me to send you these when I'm done, go ahead and PM your address :)
Comment: Thank you for the great letter! Wow 9 kids!!! I can't imagine having one let alone 9!! I have been to Pendleton, once, that was enough :) we went to the casino and lost :) hope you have a great weekend!
Comment: Sarah...What a nasty wintry day we are having for your package to come to my rescue:) Thank you so much for all my wintry surprises... hot drinks, tissues, warm footies, seasonal kitchen supplies, jewelry and candy!!! What more could a girl ask for all wrapped up in adorable snowman ribbon!! Stay warm...Charlene
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice letter on beautiful stationary, the extras and the stamps. The ones from China were an extra special blessing! Ill be writing back soon, looking forward to corresponding!
Response: Oh good, I'm glad your letter arrived safely! :)
Comment: Thank you, I like the books, and havent read the Susan series. One book, The Jane Austen mystery, you sent, I passed on without reading so I am glad to get a chance to read try to read it again. I see all the books are book crossing, I will list them soon, and I will probably list them on bookmooch.com or paperbackswap.com after I have read them.
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I think I read most all of them and really enjoyed them. The Beatrix Potter series is just so good...very peaceful but intriguing at the same time. Enjoy!
Comment: Those recipes look great. I like making jam and I love desserts. This evening I was looking at my rhubarb plant and I think I'm going to have some. It's so tender in the spring time. Thanks for stickers and 1 Peter 4:9. â™¥
Comment: I love everything in my package.. thank you for the extras.. I can see myself using everything that you sent also.. thank you so much.. I have enjoyed being your partner.. Take Care and Happy Swapping
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all! Have a nice week!
Comment: Well done on your weight loss so far! Hehe we all need to have naughty days here n there. I went up 3 pounds over the 2 week period of the Christmas/New years. Ugh! I had done so well and lost about 10 pounds before that. Back to lots of water :) hehe
Response: yeah, I'll do good if I can keep up the water! I won't tell you that I just made cookies...but they're to take to family tomorrow...really... ;)
Comment: Nice review, and a great idea for a craft to go along with the book. Bravo!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I had read on your profile that you were learning German or were interested in Germany so I thought this would be sorta close with the Amish having that German ancestry... Anyway, have a wonderful Christmas!! :)
Comment: Yeah a lot of people have the either I moved around a lot thing that didn't give them the feeling I had, or were like me and lived in the same place all their life. Either way, when you are a kid, it's what you do. Thanks for the comment.
Comment: Thanks for the WONDERFUL package. -- I love the socks They are just perfect(Disco is my secret love) and the bag is just gorgeous. I can't wait to try the teas and recipes. Thanks for everything !!!
Comment: Thanks for the great recommendation! I worked in a book store for about three years and the only reason I've never read this book is because it was always assigned to high schoolers, and I have a rule that just about any book that you are forced to read for school is probably boring because the teachers like to torture us! :) But now I might pick it up at the library. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks! I might check this one out, it always seemed intimidating to me! LOL
Response: Sometimes it helps me to watch a good film version of the classics before trying to tackle them if they have hard language. This one doesn't...but it's helped me to understand Jane Austen's books a lot better :)
Comment: Thanks for your nice comments. No, I haven't seen the movie, scarlet but would love to!. I have read the Beverly lewis Amish books and love them but its been a long time since I read any. They are always fun to read!
Comment: Happy early Birthday!!!! I also have an angel in Heaven... I can't wait till I get there!!!! I am an addict of being a mom too!!!! And this is the first year that I haven't homeschooled.... I am in withdrawal!!!!!!!!