Comment: Oh my goodness, what a fun swap!!! I loved the wrapping paper you use, it's so cute and unique. ;v; I absolutely LOVE the little goodies you sent!!! But omg... I actually have "it is what it is" tattooed on me, and it's one of my favorite sayings!!! I was floored when I saw you sent me a charm of it!!! Thank you so much for everything and for the work you put into it, it means so, so much. ;v;
Response: Wow - I use that saying - how fun, you have it as a tattoo.....and I am so happy it arrived safely and that you enjoyed ......That was such a fun swap.....
Comment: Thanks for sending this! I don't live in Israel, though (the answer for 19 was about someone else but it was nice to read about her!). Take care!
Response: Yes, I was writing about my 1st partner on the list... sorry, did not understand to write about both of you but you are very nice too.... my youngest son just moved from OR to GA...... thank you for the rating & heart....
Comment: Hi Jean! Thank you so very much for the lovely blue and pink journal page... I love it! The images and colors you used are so pretty. And, of course I love the little bird! Thank you also for the extras.
Response: So happy you liked the page and thank you for the rating & heart.......enjoy these swaps.
Comment: WOW, This envie made my day and it arrived on my Birthday it was like a little present of cuteness. Your presentation is awesome!!! And so much washi!! Thank you so much it was an awesome envie.
Response: You are most welcome & Happy Birthday...... Thank you for the heart & the rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun story.
Please, don't apologize for typing it. I have so much trouble reading people's cursive that I welcome typed I have received things that even my wife, after 35 years as a nurse, reading doctor's notes, can't decipher.
Response: Thank you for the kind words and thank you for the heart & rating.
Comment: The trees are gorgeous - Big, full, green trees do my heart good! I'm always happy to see the Amish buggies too - we don't see many here, but I've come across them on some road trips. Thanks for sharing :)
Response: Thank you for the heart & rating...I have lived here a few years now but they still "excite" me to see the buggies & horse.....
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Christmas journal page with a mug! It's festive and cozy like anything Christmas should be (in my opinion.) I especially love the little red cardinal and holly with berries. Thanks for this very special first page for this year's holiday journal. I appreciate you!
Response: Thank you for the very kind words and the rating + heart. Cardinals are my favorite birds.
Comment: what makes you Laugh? Good humor. Children saying or doing cute things. Funny movies or tv shows.
What are some of your Junk foods? Candy, popcorn, chips, sweets.
What makes your Best Friend, your Best Friend? She has stuck with me through thick and thin. She doesn't betray me or go behind my back to talk about me. She listens when I need to talk to someone.
Thanks for joining this swap!
Response: Thank for the heart and rating.... enjoyed your answers... fun swap.
Comment: Thank you so much Jean for all the wonderful goodies. I cannot believe you got that much in an envelope with one stamp LOL. Amazing. I love everything but especially the journal cards! I can just never seem to have too many of those. Thank you again for all of your generosity and time you spent with the swap - you’re an amazing swapper! Hugs, Jill ♥️
Response: Thank you so much for all the kind words and I am so glad you liked the items.... Thank you for the heart & rating.
Comment: Thank you for sending. As you sent two boards, but I found only one of them relevant for the swap, I am rating based on that one. Thanks. EDIT/ADD: One board was with cats, which was what the swap was about, and I have rated you based on this board. The other board was filled with tigers, lions, pumas, lynx etc, which I didn't find relevant for the swap theme. It would be the same as sending wolves for a dog swap. Yes, they are of the same family, but I wouldn't call a lion a cat, nor a wolf a dog. Sorry we disagree on this.
Response: Hmmmm, they were both CATS........ one was Big Cats & the other domestic Cats/Kittens......Thank you for the rating & heart. ------ Thank you for sharing, interesting concept...
Comment: I'm sorry for rating you almost a year after the swap was finished. I got overwhelmed by the numer of e-mails in my mailbox and I'm still struggling. Thank you very much for sharing your March's favorite book. If I ever go over the great pile of books I want to read right now, I'll be adding it to my list. I love criminal stories. So I'll keep your e-mail for future inspiration :)
Response: Wow, thank you very much for rating & the heart...
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage looking Christmas card and the fun scrapbooking bits! I will put them to great use!!
The card is lovely.. such a cute little scene! My grandmother made our stockings and I remember sitting with her when I was little and watching her sew on each sequin and tiny shiny bauble!!
Have a lovely Christmas!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & the heart.... so happy that you enjoyed the items.. and I so wish you a very merry Christmas.
Comment: Hello! I never thought of coloring such nice greyscale pictures, all the adult coloring pages that I saw before were in a different style, just like children's ones, but slightly more complicated. Thank you! I may try some of these in the future. I also like fantasy and I watched "The Vikings".
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart... I hope you try a few - fun and yes I am such a big Vikings fan and most all fantasy !!!
Comment: Thank you so much! Unfortunately I can't read this swap yet, as I am reading the same book - Elevation and I'm not quite finished with it yet. But I will read this as soon as I finish Elevation. UPDATE: OK I just finished Elevation (what an ending) and could finally read your swap! Yes I agree whole -heartedly about your take on Elevation. But did it have to end that way? I have never seen Christine yet but now I want to! It sounds good. Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Thank you for the Heart & rating... I hope you enjoy the book, not one of his best but I found it interesting.
Comment: I would like to be as disciplined as you seem to be with your list! While I thought mine was reasonable, every now and then it rages out of control! I am going to find a David Balldacci book as his is a name that keeps popping up!
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart..... I think David Balldacci is a very good author.... Hope you enjoy his books.
Comment: Thanks for sharing your TBR list - I hope that you're able to pare it down! :) (I worry that this swap series will make my TBR list grow because other people's book listings sound interesting, hah! ;) )
Response: Thank you for the heart & rating - Fun swap but I am already adding to my list. :) :)
Comment: I would say lucky you for cooler weather than ours in Florida but snow weather and hot and humid weather sucks. We both our weather need to meet in between. Thank You for the card and ATC really nice
Response: lol, so true Thank you for the rating & heart....
Comment: Oh my! What you sent is honestly the best piece of colouring I have ever seen. I would have never guessed it was once a colouring sheet! Your technique is amazing and the finished piece beautiful. Thank you for sharing <3
Response: Wow, thank you so very much - I just love to color.....and thank you for the heart & rating.....fun swap.
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap and sending so soon! Great pins - I found the shoes in the tree and alien pins to be my favorites! I'm going to Branson in September so I may check out your town! Glad we were partners!
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart....oh, if you can wait until Oct., we have the Apple Butter Making Day, you can check it our online. Have fun in MO
Comment: I'm so sorry for my late reply, I haven't been very active here lately and it's showing :( I really enjoyed your swap though, I wish more people would take on reading again :) thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart... I love to read......
Comment: What a great couple of lines!! Can't wait to see which "mystery" it's from. Has to be a mystery since it has cops and doughnuts in it! Also loved the kitty on the PC, what a beauty! Thank you!
Comment: I found the answers to the questions you chose to answer very interesting, Jean! I just finished this book last night, so it's still very present in my mind. Do you plan to read book two in the Aaron Falk series? I know I'm interested! :-) Thank you for sharing! <3
Response: Thank you for the heart & rating.. I have it on my TBR list but working on the summer reading at my library so it will be awhile.
Comment: Two of my favorite types of images: birds and nature! Enjoyed seeing the photos you shared. It's always neat to see birds up closely like you were able to see. The pink blooms on the trees by the river are lovely. What a relaxing and beautiful view.
Response: Oh, so happy you enjoyed....and thank you for the heart & rating.....
Comment: Sorry for the late rate, it slipped me! John Grisham is an author I love to read ... I love to read about triumphs of the underdog, I think that is what fiction is about, & routinely, about 50% of the books, John Grisham's main protagonist FAILS (despite his/her full efforts), I hate him for a week, & then again ... :D :D
Response: Thank you for the heart & rating..... I had just about given up on John but this one he wrote earlier & I really liked it but then it was about football :)
Comment: What beautiful gardens and flowers you found! That would be so nice to have a yard that looks like any of those in the photos. Pinned several of your pins to try this year when it gets warmer.
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart....and then again today we have snow....where O where is Spring???
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers with me, I love these swaps, I get to know my fellow swappers better. I suffer vertigo too, Zofran 8 mg helps. A LOT!! Sometimes, I get some licorice when I am out shopping, BUT the side effect to licorice are not very good for long periods of time. Message or write me anytime
Response: Thank you for the heart & rating.....Wow, I did not know about Licorice....and thank you for a fun swap enjoyed.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your reading log, i am very interested in 2 of the books you read. Sometimes when a book is interesting, i can read it in 24 hours, hence the pile of books i gathered for the month. Also, i have a targeted number of books to read by the end of the year. So i am rushing now just in case i lose the mood to read for the following months. Hehehe.
Response: Thank you for the heart & rating......hope you enjoy the books if you get to read them.
Comment: I enjoyed looking at all the boards you have related to quilting. So many different and inspiring ideas! Wish I had more time, talent, (and a lot more fabric) to make many of the projects you found on Pinterest.
Response: Thank you for the rating & the heart...I know what you mean - so many quilt ideas & so little time. :)
Comment: Thanks for the photos, Jean ;) No library is too small! Love the name of the coffee shop. And I wish I could walk into the craft store :) I enjoyed seeing the photos and reading the descriptions.
Response: Thank you for your rating & heart.....I so agree, no library is too small...so glad you enjoyed the photos.......
Comment: I'm so envious that you had snow. We didn't get any here in Arizona this winter. (And I know winter's only still in the beginning stage, but if we haven't had any before February, we're probably not going to get any. . . Although I would LOVE it if Mother Nature would prove me wrong on that statement.) Thank you for sharing your snow pictures! They're beautiful! â¤
Response: Aww Thank you for the rating & heart.....I really would be happy to share this cold weather with you....I do love to look at the snow before it gets "dirty" :) have a great week.
Comment: Thank you for the great soup board. I was able to re-pin several of the recipes. I appreciate that you included the recipe for the grilled cheese dippers. I must try that one since we are eating a lot of soup right now (even here in (FL)!
Response: Thank you so much for the Heart & the rating....I made 2 different types of soup over the weekend.... good to freeze also when I don't feel like cooking.. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra book, I put them on my night stand, I do most of my reading there. Lol my two oldest teach at high schools . Funny thing is one retired after being a cop in the Air Force, the other was a marine, Once a Marine always a Marine! Ha ha so the one on Columbine really got my attention. Marcia
Response: Thank you so much for the heart & rating. My son is a Marine & my only grandson is now serving in the Marines....you are correct, once a Marine, always a Marine.
Comment: Thanks you for sharing that experience with us. Carol singing is not so popular here anymore. Once, carol singers came to us, but they were just some children who wanted to raise money in that way. I was a teenager at the time, but I remember that my parents got angry because boys of about my age couldn't sing a single carol right (they even didn't know the words), and at the end they want the paymet for that performance. I am glad that there are still people who feel the true spirit of Christmas. Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart and the interesting note.. :) Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you so much for the book! I won't be unwrapping it until Christmas, but I'm sure I will love it. Thank you also for the Christmas towel. I will enjoy using it during the Christmas season! Have A Happy Day! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart....hope you enjoy the book...fun swap.. :)
Comment: I loved your board it was beautiful! Your state's bird is gorgeous, after looking at your board I want to go and do research on him! Also I ended up following your pinterest profile because your whole entire profile is amazing and is my pinterest goals lol! Loved it all! Thank you for sharing! :)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart & rating.....so glad you enjoyed the board & the swap...... :)
Comment: Thanks for swapping your fav photos for the month of Oct with me!! No wonder your coloring page won. It's awesome!! I have always wanted to learn to sew and quilt but I just have no seem to get it yet. I really like the colors you choose for your quilted square!! Happy swapping!!
Response: Thank you for the Heart & Rating - I only started quilting 2 years ago & wow, have really gotten caught up in the craft...... :)
Comment: WOW! Thank you, Jean, for the beautiful Pinterest board depicting cemeteries. The fact you and your family took all the pictures is amazing. I need to learn to upload my photos to Pinterest; I would have liked to have included some of my personal work as well. Thank you again, and have a splendid day!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & heart....it was an interesting swap...
Comment: Thanks for the link to your Mystery - Thriller - Horror board, Jean! I must admit that what most jumped out to me on this board was Pet Sematary by Stephen King. I am very interested in reading one of his true horror books, is this a good one to "start" with? I have read The Shining, but it was more disturbing than horror-ing, if that makes sense. Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart & Friendship....And I have put Cinder on my TBR list..... :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful journal. I haven't read all of the verses yet but there are several that I really enjoyed. I like how you left room to add my own. And the nail poem at the end is really neat.
Response: Thank you so much, so glad you are happy with it....love the "nail" poem... :)
Comment: Thank you for your review of The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, Jean! That cover is certainly intriguing! I'm glad you enjoyed this book. [Edit/Update: I decided to add it to my TBR! :-)] Thank you for sharing! :-)
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart...I hope you find it interesting to read.
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board. Denmark is a very nice country. I've been there a lot myself, and if you ever get the chance to go there, you'll have a lot of things to see. The nature is wonderful, the food, the people etc. It's well worth a visit. Hope you will be able go to there one day! :)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart & rating....I would love to be able to visit Denmark....:) Fun swap....
Comment: Thank you so much for my stocking stuffer and the extras! I'm putting it in my stocking right now. My cat took notice of the ribbon you tied it with. She thought it was for her. We had to have a talk.
Response: awwwww, how cute...hope you enjoy your gift...Thank you for the rating & heart..
Comment: Thank you for your swap. The 5th Wave is second time I read in these swaps, I really should watch it. And I got to see the Fantastic beasts and where to find them, so awesome and gave so good feeling. I love HP :) Also Avatar is such a classic and beautiful scenery.
Response: Thank you for the heart & rating...you are correct, some movies are worth watching again & again.... :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the resend! Don't know why I didn't get it the first time round. Such a cute kitty board! I love cats! Thanks for sharing it with me! Those poor cats with the Christmas hats on. lol.
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart.....I don't know why you didn't get it, as you could see I sent it a long time ago....:) just glad you did get it.......:)
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board! It also is still warm here and the trees are confused. My mulberry still is green mostly lol. My aspens have lost their leaves. It is still getting up to the 70's here. Too warm for this time of year!
Response: Agree on the weather......cold moving in this weekend....thank you so much for the rating & heart....
Comment: Nice to see you in a swap again! Thanks for all of your pictures, half the fun is to come up with an idea for pictures someone else picked, Two of the first I'll use is the pencil and the alligator.
Response: It was nice to swap with you again...and hahaha, just had to put that paper pencil in there....have fun.... :)
Comment: Thank you for the sunny-looking tulips -- I feel the way Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) in You've Got Mail says about daisies being so friendly-looking :) -- and for sharing a bit about yourself. I always appreciate post-rainfall cooler temperatures! Many thanks to your grandson for his sacrifice and service to keep us safe. Hope you and your family have a good weekend!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Fun swap. ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Thanks for sharing your Texas board with me! I love to travel and am always looking for ideas! One day I really want to go to Austin and Luckenbach bc I'm a big Willie & Waylon fan! Have you been to either of those cities?
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart And yes, I have visited both of the places....Austin is really a very pretty city & Luckenbach is a fun German town.... enjoy...:)
Comment: 85 pins of beautiful animals. :-) I love your choices! Some of them are on my board. And one is the exact same pin as is on the board of one of my other partners for this swap. :-) Thanks also for telling me about your Tiger and Wolf boards. Gorgeous! I also checked out your other boards and decided to follow you. You have so many interesting boards! Thanks for sharing! :-)
Response: Wow, thank you for such an interesting review & so glad you liked my boards...:)....And thank you very much for the rating & heart...
Comment: Such a creative selection of goodies --- especially the silhouette - lovely. Garfield always makes me smile I have two spreads left in a journal of happy mail -I will make one of them with this EEE. I'm lovin' it. Thank you.
Response: Awww so glad you liked the items........and thank you for the heart & rating....:)
Comment: This is a fun swap series and I am glad to be a part of it. It appears to me that you took some time to read my profile as you sent me a variety of playing cards. I have to say I am in love with the vintage PIT card. If you ever get me again, send more. I love the butterfly stickers too. Thanks for brightening my week.
Response: Thank you for rating & heart.
.so glad you liked the cards...tried to find something you might not have...fun swap. ...:)
Comment: Hi Jean! Your flip-book is so neat! I knew I was in for a treat when I saw that beyond-cute snowman made of bottle caps on the front . . . adorable! I love all the elements you used; it was such fun to "discover" everything you had included. Thank you thank you thank you!
Response: OH, I am so glad you liked it...I have really been worrying about that book....Thank you so much for the rating & heart...fun swap.....:)
Comment: Hi Jean! Thank you for the stocking stuffer. I am saving it to open on Christmas, but I can't hardly wait to find out what's inside! Thank you also for the extras, and I hope you have a great holiday season this year!
Response: Thank you very much for the heart & rating.....Hope you like the gift......it is "different".....:)
Comment: Hi Jean! Thanks so much for there lovely card! I really am not ready for the holidays but they come regardless, so better just buck up and enjoy them! LOL! I have to get some shopping done in the next week, to send overseas - hopefully all will make it there for Christmas!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart & rating...Our family is now so small, I don't have too much to do...Love the holidays...Have fun, enjoy....& Happy Thanksgiving...
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty little dotee doll. I love her hair. : ) I put the gift away till Christmas though I feel like a little kid and the waiting is going to kill me. LOL Thank again
Comment: Thank you Jean for the envelope you made from a coloring page! It's so cute, & I love the Lisa Frank stickers, & the additional coloring sheet you sent me :) have a great weekend and I hope you have a nice autumn! Sorry for being a bit late on my rating. It's been a little crazy around our household to say the least.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart & rating....I am so glad it made it to you....with all the bad weather in that direction...was worried....& glad you liked......:)
Comment: Nice to meet you Jean. You did a great job on you letter. I'll be moving back to Texas in a couple of years but it will most likely be somewhere in Llano or Burnet County - Closer to Austin than Dallas.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & heart.....Fun swap.....:)
Comment: Thanks for hosting this Jean. I loved your recycled envelope for starters. Also I loved everything you enclosed. The cut outs as well as the journal page itself. So fun! Hope you host this type of a swap again in our group. I would for sure join. Hugs, Susan â™¥
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap & again, for the Heart & rating.....:)
Comment: Hi Jean! I love the stickers you sent (I actually love smaller ones, too) . . . and thanks very much for the list. It was a lot of fun looking through your list and matching it to the sticker. Great!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & heart...fun swap...:)
Comment: I love your pages! Thank you so much for sharing! I will keep your grandson, and all your family, in my prayers as he begins his new journey! Thank you as well for your patience with me and the tardiness of my rating. My vacation was amazing, even tho it kept me from Swap-bot for 3 weeks!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & Heart.....Glad your vacation was great....:)
Comment: Hi Jean! Thanks for the fun share about "Lydia's Party" - sounds like you read it for all the right reasons and it is wonderful that you enjoyed it as well! Hugs, Happy Reading and Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & the Heart....fun swap! :)
Comment: Update! Thank you for the pretty notepad and pens! They will definitely get used! Yay! Another swap from you! :-) I'm holding off from opening it until Christmas (or at least as close to Christmas as I can!) Thank you!
Response: hahaha, could not believe that I drew you back to back on totally different swaps....but fun >and I do hope you like your gift....Thank you so much for the rating & heart and have a Merry Christmas!! :)
Comment: Hi Jean!! My stocking is here!!! I have little tree that is up all year with white lights. I have tucked my stocking in the branches and will open it Christmas Morning! Thank you so very much! The little snowman closure is adorable! Did you make that? I also love the Santa note paper! So cute! I will be messaging you Christmas morning too! :)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & heart and so glad you like what you have seen....did not make the pin . Sorry, I didn't make your stocking...had another swap I did.....Enjoy!! :)
Comment: Beautiful Beautiful Apple Recipe cards, Can't wait to try the One Bowl Apple Cake Recipe and Love the A - Apple Card, thank you for the Note and the Scripture..We have the same name and sometimes I am called Jeannie too ! !
Response: Thank you very much for the heart & rating...Strange but really had a hard time finding "apple" items.....we do have the same name...my real name is Jeannie but shorten it....:)
Comment: Thanks for the cards--love them! The USS AZ Hawaii card and the Douglas MacArthur (he's in my family tree and we're very distantly related!) are my favs. Don't worry re. the envie--I make them too at times!
Response: Oh, thank you so much for the rating & heart...have had the MacArthur card for some time...so glad you liked... :)
Comment: You can take the girl out of Texas but you can't take Texan out of the girl. I was raised Walnut Hill and Marsh Lane now live Marsh and 635. I loved you envelope and "what's shakin' bacon" note card. I especially love the tiny "ribbit" toad card. I'm always trying to find those tiny cards to hold my tiny stuff for swaps. I'm delighted with this swap, thank you.
Response: Thank you so much....and wow, we would have been close, see even Dallas can be small..... :)
Comment: Jean...what an awesome surprise to get a PC from you!! I had not looked at the assigned partners yet when your note arrived so it was a wonderful surprise and you are right...it had been quite awhile since we were partnered...so good to hear from you!! THANKS for the awesome "Roma" PC and the wonderful quote:) Hugs...Charlene
Response: Awww, thank you so much for the Heart & rating......always enjoy swapping with you.. :)