Comment: Hi Chari, Thank you so much for the awesome items you sent me. They were great and I especially love the list pad (and I forgive you for stealing a sheet - haha). Now I am curious about Farkel - I have never heard of it so I will look it up. Thanks again!
Comment: I had to laugh about you and your phone over the kayak! It is amazing what good photos they take though. I did a painting of my brother's dog from an iphone photo taken by my son. Oh yes, I can use them and I really love them both. It will be hard to part with them :)
Comment: Hello & thank you for your awesome swap, and all the extras. Very kind of youðŸ’• I enjoyed seeing your kittiesðŸ±
I like your address labels and you are very creative too. Looking forward to swapping with you again:-)
Comment: I love the colors and the design of your squares! I know the styles that you pick take extra time where there are so many stitches. Thank you for spending that extra time on the design. I made one like that a while ago and my oldest likes those as one of her favorite styles <3 :)
Comment: I loved your package so much. Thank you for the beautiful dishcloth as well as the half rainbow. Your thoughtfulness made my day.Thank you for the letter, recipe, crochet pattern (which I will be looking at very soon) and the washi tape. Never stop being wonderful you!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful granny squares. Very lovely work and I see you started from the a corner and didn't work around in a circle...very entrusting. I have never seen a granny square done this way. WOW! I will have to share this with my mother and grandmother. Happy swapping.
Comment: Such a lovely package. If I could give you more hearts I would! I really appreciated your long note to me. I enjoyed reading about your home and your life. I feel so fortunate to be a part of such a warm and generous community. And the gifts all went above and beyond. Thank you. I am very happy we met!
Comment: I LOVE the box!! It is very cool. It was fun opening all the tiny treasures, luv the ladybug stuff, the turtle,smashed penny, button, cool trim and all the other dodads. Thank you for the treasures!
Comment: I so loved your postcard from Puerto Rico. Sounds like you had an amazing vacation. I too love the crazy colors of the buildings. I have collected postcards for years but didn't have one from Puerto Rico...until now! Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you for your Hand stitched Valentine theme fabric Book mark... Its really Nice and I love the Fabric... I have just the book to stick it in.. and for your Card too.. I keep a Book in my tote for work when I have some time to Read...! !
Comment: Wow, Chari, what a great swap. The recipe cards are so nice and I will definitely try your mac recipe. The postcards will go into my albums. AND I love the notepapers and cute dragonfly/heart notecards. I really like how you put your personal touch on everything. Very sweet note too. Chari, You certainly made my day. THANK YOU!!!!
Response: You are very welcome!! This was a fun little swap!!
Comment: OMG!!! I love, love, love it all. The ladybug necklace is SO cute, the beads, My hubby & I collect flat pennies wherever we go and I have jewelry I make with that brown jasper stuff! Thank you so, so much! Hearts aplenty!!!
Response: You're very welcome! It was quite fun finding tiny things!!
Comment: I knew when I saw my address label that I would love everything inside!
You have taught yourself well, your squares are wonderful! I especially like the purple/green. We do have many similarities. So glad you got Hotel on the Corner of Better & Sweet. I must listen to it again soon. I will try your idea for the family cook book. Thank you for everything!!!!
Comment: Thanks the granny squares, I love the colors. We do have a lot in common. I recently read a very good historical fiction book, Code Name Verity. It takes place during WWII in Scotland, England and France. It follows the story of two girls who are best friends. I think it is one of the best book I have read. Do you use good reads?
Response: Thank you, April, for the book recommendation! I have noted it on my phone for referring to later when I'm looking for a good read.
I have not heard of "Good Reads" but will check it out. Thanks for letting me in on that also!! --Chari
Comment: Thanks for the lovey squares. I don't think u can make them ugly. Thanks for the bookmark also. I love to read also. So far haven't decided what to do with my square. Thought of making pillow but may make a lap blanket
Comment: Hi Chari, thank you so much for the dishcloth. It's lovely. Thank you for the afghan pattern as well as all the other extras. The magnet picture holder is already on my fridge! I wish I could give you more than one hear! Happy swapping, Sandy
Comment: First let me,apologize for rating late . Thank you for the great pictures. I love the alterations you did to them. Also you put together a wonderful package and I cant say thank you enough and give enough hearts. I will be putting everything to good use and already have ideas flowing. Thank you for being a great swap partner and Happy Summer and Happy Swapping
Comment: I wish I could give you extra hearts!! What a special swap partner you are....from the beautiful envelope label, to the Happy Birthday wishes to me (so nice of you to remember), to the beautifully hand-written recipe, to the extra recipe cards and adorable goodies. Thank you for the letter - it was so special to me and I appreciate the extra time you spent telling me about your cookbook. We love Chicken Pot Pie so can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks for the extra touches - much appreciated!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great squares, I really like your color choices. I have no clue what kind of afghan I'll make. Probably a couple - one dark, another bright. We'll see... Love the little bookmark/map that you included, very cool!!! I've never seen that one before. I really enjoyed reading your note. I feel like your a kindred spirit. Take care and happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks so much for the exchange - I love ATC cards, I do not have any postcards that are not used (or any in fact) and the lace is awesome. thanks also for the bottle cap punchouts and decos.
It is need to swap with someone from the area - we live by JoAnna Connell - so not too far from Wesleyville.
Until we swap again,
Comment: Hi Cheri, I love your interpretations of this swap!! The tea tag and string one is cute, and I adore the window one! (Neat dragonfly punch!) Thanks for participating and for the wonderful extras. Happy purple! :-)
Comment: the potato recipe looks really good ---I cant wait to try it! The pretzel recipe looks good also, thanks for the extra and the butterflies are so pretty, I like making blank notecards and they will be a nice touch to one.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Butterflies, the Siamese Cat Notecard & reading my Profile. I read your Profile and enjoyed getting to know you. I did not have this Joker-yeah:-) I did not know about ATCs until I joined Swap-bot and collecting Card backs is a by-product of getting extras. Have a wonderful day & WELCOME to Swap-bot.
Response: You are so welcome! The joker card comes from a deck of cards I purchased in Barbados while on vacation in February. I was hoping it would be different for you!!
Comment: Thanks for your lovely note. Glad you kept a catnip toy for your kitty. I will use mine to play with my cousins cat. The3 egg was totally funny. My husband threw it and it looked like it broke on the floor!
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the beautiful tags! I loved all of them! May I ask - did you make the "paper" ones? They are so well done that I can't tell, yet I have never seen anything like them before! I especially loved those! Thank you so much for your note, too! Merry Christmas to you! Happy New Year, too!
Response: Dear EJ...you are so very welcome for the gift tags! Yep, I made them on my computer and printed them out on card stock. I wasn't sure if I should put a hole in them or not but decided to leave that up to you and my other partner. They also came in handy for the "Christmas Pick 3 Swap" that I joined in early December. I'm really glad you liked them! Enjoy your holidays!!!
Comment: OK, what I said before was just not enough so I'm changing my thoughts! WOW, I can't even find words to describe how I felt when I opened each little package you so lovingly packaged and wrapped. It truly made my birthday the most special ever! Where do I start....I love the beautiful and soft crochet washcloth. I will certainly enjoy using it. The sweet little tags will go to good use as well in future swaps. OMG, the rose quartz bracelet and beach glass wrapped pendant and chain...they are both so lovely and I feel so much love when I wear them. They are one of my favorite stones. They are beautiful and so thoughtful. The emery boards will help me keep my nails in tip top shape. And last but not least by any means, the beautiful fabulous stunning huge pink crystal...Oh it's so beautiful and I have it sitting on my desk near my computer so that I can gaze at it often. You've made my day over and over again. So special. The lovely little package of flower seeds for the spring will go in my special garden journal until it's time for planting and then each time I look at them blooming I shall think of you my friend. I hope your birthday was as special as you made mine. I could not be more happy and filled with love. Thank you again.
Response: You are so very welcome, Shelley!! Have a beautiful birthday this weekend!!
Comment: Dear Chari:
I just received the Holiday Salt dough Ornaments that you made for me in the mail this afternoon. I just want to say thank you so much. The heart ornaments are just beautiful and I can't wait to put them on my Christmas tree when we put it up. Also the owl pendant is cute too. You mentioned in your note that this is the first time that you have worked with salt dough. Well, you did a fantastic job.
I like working with salt dough because the products are not expensive and you can do so much with it as a art medium. I just purchased a lady's corsette cookie cutter. There is a tutorial on youtube on how do decorate corsette cookies with piping and icing. However, I'm going to make mine from salt dough and then paint them with acrylic paints and give as Christmas ornaments to family and friends.
Chari, would you be interested in doing a private exchange with me? If so, let me know and then we can decided what craft project(s) we would like to exchange for the coming New Year! Let me know.
Comment: first of all...this is one gorgeous card...great design and love the way you used those terrific pieces of sea glass...I have been collecting it for so long...but I always thought it could only be formed in salt water. but if you found it in lake erie..wow..the extras were so nice thank you...love dragonflies as well...I've used them as inspiration for stained glass...now I want to see Presque isle and p.r. thanks so much for this swap
Comment: Beautiful package! Thank you so much for the care you took in putting this all together! The ATCs are wonderful! Good job! The extras are perfect as well.. sure got the creative juices flowing!
Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments and I'm so glad you liked everything...It was my pleasure!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and all the extra goodies! I learned a lot about Pennsylvania from you! I have only ever been to Philly & Bucks County. I was taking art classes in both places. I'd love to see more of PA for sure....including the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh. All the best to you!!
Comment: This is really a cool penny that you sent! Thank you so much! Actually I am watching Punxsutawney Phil coming out of his den online every year! Also love the movie :)
Thank you also for the postcard!!!
Comment: Wow, not only wonderful job on the ATC, very original with the background photo (nice pic!), but that was so great of you to send my daughter some little "presents" of your bird photos! She has her own little mail box and I slip surprises in there once in a while, she checks it every day, I can't wait for her to open it up later! Great job, would love to swap with you again, you put alot of thought into your work :)
Response: You are very welcome and I'm so glad you liked everything!!
Comment: this was indeed a "special package",,,thank you so much for the lovely atc..really liked both the gorgeous butterfly and the flower puzzle pieces...the extras were also so nice...how lucky you were able to "catch" the butterfly on the bush...
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Fall ATC. Of course, I just love the color scheme! I will cherish it! Thanks for all the goodies you sent along as well. I love this whole swapping thing - so fun to get mail again. Happy "almost" Fall!
Comment: Thank you so much for personalizing the email ^_^
I absolutely LOVE YOUR HOUSE!! *day dream about sitting on the front porch on a bright and sunny day with a cup of ice cold orange juice*
Happy early Anniversary!! _<).. but we have a lot of stray cats roaming below my block so sometimes I like to talk to them, hoping they'd understand me..
also, thank you for introducing me to geocaching. It's going to be the start of my holidays and I think I am going to have a lot of fun with it :))
I've never though of working cruise lines but I might consider too!! again, if my mum allows me to..
thank you once again for your amazing email and your well wishes. have a great day!! <3 :)
Comment: What a neat swap! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your swap. You made it sound so personable and friendly. Thanx for the BD wishes. I loved your beautiful home pictures and you are a cutie pie! 5 aquariums! WOW! I love aquariums too:-) thank you for sharing in this swap with me. blessings, ellie
Comment: Thank you very much for the squares! They were really pretty to be your first ones, you should sign up for the next round as well :-) It was really fun to receive camping tips also! Have a nice summer, regards from Norway.
Comment: Thank you so much! Your photos are really beautiful and it's so fun to see how others interpret the subject list. Love the black matting - must try that on my photos. Thanks for the notecards too - always love those!
Comment: I LOVED your taco pizza postcard. What did you use for the backing? I just love that it looks just like a real postcard.
Response: Hello Bev!! So glad you liked my dinner postcard! I created the back of it on my art program that I have on my computer. That way I can customize each postcard swap I get into:). Have fun! Chari
Comment: OMGSH!!!!! wish I could give more hearts. This is by far the BEST swap i've gotten lately. I love everything! I may have to buy a new outfit to wear with that necklace. LOVE LOVE LOVE! thank you soooo much!
Response: You are so very welcome! I had a blast picking things out for you and I'm really glad you liked everything!!
Comment: Hi chair...I'm sending this out today...am I sending it back to you or to my partner?
Response: I think you send it to your partner, not back to me but I'm very new to this and am really not sure...sorry:(. I will have the same question when I get the one sent to me in the mail. I think I will forward it to you. (?) OR....do we wait for another swap with the same name and get a new partner to send these journals (that we just got) to. ??? I'm glad I'm not the only confused one!! I will let you know if I figure it out. Thanks much!! Chari
Comment: WOW ZOW!! What a great package you sent!! Just the postcards alone would have put it in the spectacular category! The misc goodies put it into the outrageously amazing zone. And the t-shirt put it in the "are you kidding me? I think I just had all of the planets align and confetti is going to rain down on me at any minute" stratosphere!!!!! Girl, you should let me send you something from NM. What interests you??
Response: So glad you liked everything!! Your profile is fantastic and made it easy to send you a cool package!!
Comment: Thank you for the really sweet package. I LOVE your photo--dreary day and all! I also love the way you designed the card. The note, postcards, teddy bear bookmark and laptop tattoo are all perfect! I'll have to find more of those laptop stickers. They are awesome!
Response: You're so welcome...glad you liked everything!!
Comment: Chari- I recieved my package from you 2 days ago and I must tell you--- it was at a perfect time! My boyfriend and I have relocated to NJ for 3 months for a job yesterday.I loved the journal especially, Im using it for the trip, so it will be filled soon. It was perfect! Also the cards and nail polish-- wow you are awesome. Seriously, you did great! Thank you so much.... I really did love everything!! Take care and happy birthday!!
Response: So, so glad you liked everything...I had fun shopping for you! The best of luck to you in your new hometown and have a great birthday!! Hi, Jason! :)
Comment: Hi Chari! I'm sorry it has taken me awhile to rate. It's crazy busy here!! Whew! Anyway, you deserve more hearts than one! You went above and beyond. THANK YOU so much for your thoughtfulness. You rock! I wasn't finished rating when I got cut off...I would not have thought to use a chapter part of the book. Makes me think outside the box. :) I love the cool ATC! Thanks again for everything.
Response: You are very welcome, and thank you for being my very first ATC swap partner! Happy Holidays to you and your family!