Comment: Wow! I'm going to wait until Christmas to open the gifts, but thanks so much. I'll have fun opening them all.
You really chose the gifts well. The day I opened the package I was making curried chicken, so I'm glad to get the tandoori seasoning. Love the truffles and the cookie cutters. The route 66 postcards are amazing. And the bird cat toy is a hit. A super swap! Thanks so much!
Comment: It's going to be SO hard to wait to open these but I'm going to try really hard! Thanks so much! Happy Holidays < Edit: Okay, I'm worse than a child - I couldn't wait! Lol Thank you so much for everything that you sent! The books are great and I haven't read any of them yet! I loved all the postcards and stickers and stamps and the bookmarks are greatly appreciated - I have a bad habit of losing mine! My pupper thanks you for the goodies, too - that was so kind. And I love the magnet - it gives me such fond memories of Notre Dame. Thank you for a truly wonderful swap! Take care :)
Comment: Thought I would rate so that you know I have received your little gift and can’t wait to open on Christmas will wait to see what it it to give a heart if that’s ok looking forward to it
Omg I absolutely love my gift sorry I opened it before Xmas as I won’t be home for Xmas this year thank u for the book of butterflies stickers love it
Comment: LOVE those seeds you sent for my friendship garden. I will save them for our new home in Pennsylvania. Moving sometime in 2020. Placed my wrapped present in my stocking till December. Thank you so very much for putting a smile on my face. Passing along blessings of peace. --Hugs-- Updated 12-6. Thank you for the face masks. I definitely need them during this winter season.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cacti piece of art! ~ I could really tell you took a lot of time and effort to wrap and package it so carefully and I really appreciate it! It arrived safely and opening it was so much fun! Thank you again, happy swapping xoxo
Comment: It arrived with sweet smells :-) cant ruin the surprise till December but my mind is racing. Thank-you. Enjoy these days of Spring. Updated 12-15. I opened this present this morning. Smells so good :-) Sandalwood and Coconut soap. Thank you so much! It is currently snowing here, so peaceful. I hope you and your family can relax and enjoy all the beauty of nature.
Comment: So excited to see what you sent....but holding off till December as always. Thank-you. Enjoy the snow! Your daughter must love it :-)
Best wishes my friend. Updated 12-9, I opened this morning and I really like the tea lights you sent me. Perfect for this season. Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage PC. Somehow the postcard was delivered at a wrong address, but it has reached my address this weekend!! I wish you a very happy new year, filled with joy and creativity!
Comment: Thank you for all my advent goodies! Even though the original parcel didn’t arrive, you put so much effort into making sure I received everything on time! I think my favourite was the soap! Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
Response: thank you for your rating and heart, h happy you like everything and it worked out.
Comment: Thank you for the great seeds - I'm curious to see what the sunflowers are like - I always have to battle pests for my sunflowers to survive - out of several packets of seed i get maybe 20 sunflowers! I'm going to be extra careful with these ones! ;-)
BTW Can't remember if I tiold you how much I enjoyed the french marigolds which came from the seed you sent me from your garden - usually slugs eat all of mine so I had no hope for these but they didn't even get nibbled and gave a great show thank you :) <3
Response: i'm happy that you like what i sent :) which pests are we talking about? have lots here too but maximilian is pretty hardy :) i've pr-egrown them in pots, then transplanted. thats great about the marigold,i hope you saved the seeds for next season ;-)
Comment: I recd your first pkg..the wonderful stamps, which I haven't seen before. Thank you. I love them. The Teddy Bear Christmas card, I just loved. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season. bearnbabs
Just recd your 2nd pkg. What a wonderful surprise. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. The stamps will be a nice addition to my collection.
Response: original package on the way now too :) it arrived here faster than I thought it would ;-)
Comment: What a wonderful "yearly" present you sent. I am so looking forward to planting these next spring (sunflowers). Thank you! When ever they come up, I will remember you. I have the perfect place to grow them in my friendship garden.
Response: :) I was very excited to discover this perennial sunflower!Having since 2 (3?) seasons and just transplanted more a few weeks ago... I really hope they will grow for you! :)
Comment: Oh my goodness.... I love it. I am so glad I opened it when it arrived since this bowl comfy is exactly what I need for each day (oatmeal for breakfast). I would give you tons of hearts if I could. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for my sunshine packet. I like sunflowers too. I like the stamps,cat PC, and pretty notecard. I visited Bavaria before Christmas in 2016 for Christmas markets with my daughter. She lives in London. Tea, I shall try.
Comment: Thank you so much!! My cat was immediately interested in the package so I was wondering if there was something inside for him!! <3 Sooo nice!
My girls will be thrilled with the flower seeds! They are eager to get their planters growing! I love the horse stickers! PERFECT for my crafting and planning!
Thank you so much for such a nice surprise!!
Comment: OMGoodness what a treat to find a beautiful FDC in my happy mail from you! I truly appreciate the cancelled stamps, and will use rhe coffee rhe next time I make Tiramisu! Have a wonderful day, friend!
Comment: Thanks for everything in this great swap! I have never had this kind of tea before so that will be a treat. The marigolds will be a welcome addition to my flower gardens and will grow just fine up here. Thanks too for the note and sharing your day with me. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: thank you :) if you are interested i also have homegrown marigold seeds to share - did not use in this swap as it asked for factory sealed seed package,
Comment: Thank you so much for ordering what smells absolutely amazing through the packaging ...Cant wait to open this up at Christmas...oh and the bubble mailer was metallic gold and all shiny so its perfect for the Holiday theme =)
Comment: Thank you! update*12/12/18 I just found this swap at the bottom of our stocking stuffers swap bag. I completely forgot about it. The bracelet is beautiful. Thank you very much and thank you for the stocking stuffer swaps as well.
Comment: Yay I got this one! Thank you very much, I appreciate the resend. I loved how you made the envie, it was so colourful and the bird stamps fit perfectly, lol. Thank you for the Pretty extras too, I will have to hang onto the seeds for a bit as the drought here is so bad I don't want them to die. We have had SEVERE water restrictions imposed sadly.
Response: wow I am so happy my re-send made it to you! oh wow I'm sorry to hear about your drought! ;-/ wishing you lots of rain... :)
Comment: This deserves s many extra hearts. The magnet was so special to me, not only because I love Jerusalem but it corresponded so nicely with an upsetting family event the day before and it felt like it was meant to be I received it today. I will be using the seeds to brighten my garden! Thank you for everything. x
Response: happy to hear, thanks for your rating and heart, and all the best :)
Comment: Your package stuffed with great surprises delighted me, I love it all. I can never find postcards any longer, all the stickers will come in handy soon, the washi tape is awesome, I love the flower seeds most of all and can't wait till spring :) The stationary is very pretty and will be sent out to cheer someone else, very soon.
Comment: Thank you for the cute cards! I also really like the butterfly paper and the animal stickers. Oh, and I liked your personalized note! I have a little kitty of my own and she's one of the nicest things I have in my life. Gotta love cats, right?!
Comment: The decorations you made are so lovely. The tree is a work of art! The care you put into making each and every piece in the package in evident. You're so creative! I never would have thought to use jar lids in that way. And the cutouts are beautiful. After Sukkot, I might hang these all in my home. Thank you for brightening my day, and making this holiday a very special one. I wish I could add more hearts to express how much I appreciate this swap.
Comment: Thank you! Into Daliana's stocking pile it goes! / 12-27-17 update: Daliana absolutely LOVED the unicorn magnets you sent from her Etsy wishlist! She said thank you so much! They are now proudly displayed on our fridge.
Comment: What a lovely surprise your envelope of goodies is. I ohhh-ed an ahhh-ed all the time. The little tags with the gnome are so cute and I specially love the tiny dragonflies. Ohhh, actually, I love everything. Thank you so much for spoiling me ðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’›â¤ðŸ’šðŸ’• à»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥
Comment: Hello Chayah- Thank you for the shark stamps!!! This is the first I've had any of them! So beautiful. And I love the note cards:) There very pretty. Your kindness warms my heart. I wish you joy in all you do and Happy Swapping! Ramya
Comment: I absolutely love what you picked out for me! The paw print stickers are my favorite! I love the Praha bookmark and I would love to swap you for more letter paper if you'd like (especially the fox and bride and groom Diddl). Thank you so much for your envelope â¤
Response: i am happy you like what i sent :) thanks for your rating and hart :) do you mean doing a private stationery swap?
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note card and tea :) Your life is full! Congrats on being a first time mother :) My 4 sons are already grown, the grow so fast *don't blink!*
I have been in a reading rut lately, I will look at your book recommendation, that may get me back into something good again :) Thank you so much (a fellow LEP'er!)
Response: it was nice to swap with you again after some time :)
yes they grow up fast, it's fun and a bit "sad" too.LEP is great ;-) happy summer.
Comment: Thanks for the cute card!! The flowers are so pretty! And my piano students are sure to love the smiley stickers!! So cool about your garden, I hope the dry river works out! I wish we could grow asparagus here... Yum!!!
Comment: Sorry I'm so late rating. Thank you for the items you sent. I have been really sick with morning sickness to the point that I have had to go to the hospital. I plan on trying to wrote you soon. Maybe this weekend when I try and relax. It's my birthday on Saturday so I plan on being lazy. :)
Comment: Received the goodies form you! When I took them out... saw the chocolate... AND I HAD TO EAT THEM RIGHT AWAY, its delicious! Haha! Thank you for sharing your letter! I enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy this swap. Have a great day (:
Response: :-)) that's cool. yes I really enjoyed putting this swap together :) thanks for your rating and heart! :)
Comment: Liebe Chayah Nechama, vielen Dank fÃ¼r Deinen Brief! Hatte ich Dir zwar auch schon im Brief geschrieben, aber auch noch mal hier: Herzlichen GlÃ¼ckwunsch zu Deiner Schwangerschaft! Ich drÃ¼cke Euch die Daumen, dass alles gut verlÃ¤uft!
Comment: I loved everything you sent especially because it was based on my profile. That means a lot that you took the time to look. I found the catalog card from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from 1928 very interesting and I'm happy to have it. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks for the note and the goodies - nice of you. (Just FYI - all the contents were fine, but your envelope got torn en route, the post office taped it up and put in a plastic mailer. But all fine in the end.)
Response: very sorry about the ripped envelope, but thanks for the rating! :)
Comment: Was kann ich sagen?!
Viel viel dank fuer dein Brief und die stickers.... WUNDERSCHOEN!!
Bitte sei nicht traurig deinen Katzen sind besser in DE (meine Deutsche Katzen sind auch in DE) und hier in Chile habe ich 3 + 1 Huendin.
Danke danke danke!!
Response: Das freut mich, dass Dir alles gefaellt :)
Ich bin nicht traurig, nur manchmal vermisse ich sie noch. Alles gute :)
Comment: Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile and send the awesome things that I love! It surely was "happy mail"!! It just arrived today 2/9 and was postmarked on 1/27. It took the scenic route but made it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty stickers. I know I was supposed to wait until Christmas to open the package, but I was having a bad day, and they were just the thing I needed to cheer me up. Have a Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the goodies. I loved everthing I received. I can not wait to go trough all those amazing stamps you sent me. Iwas also real excited to get those postcards to add to my collection. Thanks again =)
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading about how your religion has a role in your food choices as I love to learn about different cultures. I also prefer fresh vegetables but not as comfortable as you in creating homemade sauces. Happy swapping.
Comment: Hey Chayah, thank you so much for lovely notecard and stickers! I'll be studying applied linguistics with English and Japanese. It'll be my first attempt to the Japanese language and I'm so excited!!! I'm also pretty fluent in German and can speak (or rather understand) some basic Swedish. Have a lovely day :)
Response: sounds exciting :) good luck with your studies and thanks for the rating with heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the card and the recipe. They look delicious!
10/01/16: changed rating to include a heart for the wonderful resend. I absolutely LOVE what you sent. This really did make me smile and excited to see what you created. Thank you so much!!
Response: you're welcome.
when I came back from Europe, they had disappeared ;o so yeah I guess they taste good.lol
Comment: Thank you for your lovely picture albums! Very nice! I really liked the flowers in your garden - I live on the 3rd floor myself so I only have a balcony which is facing north ... I TRY to grow things there, but they all eventually die ... (but they're loved while they're there, thought!) Your trip to Prague looked like so much fun - I was there two years ago and I kid you not - I have been to THAT EXACT POST OFFICE. At least I'm pretty sure that was it. And you had a picture of yourself on the castle complex, with the observatory tower in the background? I have a picture of myself on the observatory tower (I only got halfway up - I'm scared of heights!) with the castle complex in the background! :D So cool! Thank you for all the lovely pictures, it was so nice to see how your summer was.
Response: Thanks for your rating and heart! :) On a balcony I had best success with small/miniature varieties of vegetables that can grow in big pots, there are all kinds, maybe something to try? :)
The trip was rather stressful - not a trip for fun - but yeah I tried to get as much fun out of it as possible, as usually we dont travel. The postoffice was a central location in Andel and near the River - I didnt climb the Petrin tower, wasnt sure if I am allowed to so I better refrained, so I tried to get a view of Prague from other places in/near the castle complex! :)
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely package! I already ate the Pom-Bar chips and half of the chocolate bar...both were delicious!! I can't wait to try the bath item! Thank you again...You're awesome :)
Response: cool. Happy that you liked it - as I wrote wasn't sure in that case. Anyway, enjoy and thanks for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thank you very much again for your lovely swap! We love mexican food! And I can use this low fat banana snack as well because I'm on diet right now after your big packs of Reese's :-) Hope we'll have another swap around christmas time! Many greetings from Germany
Response: :-))) cool Happy it arrived, I got concerned already. Thanks for your rating and will look out for the coconut MMs.
Comment: Thank you so much, the package has arrived yesterday (Saturday). You have put so much effort in this swap it's the best package I've got here so far!! :-) Can't wait to try all of these yummy things! :-)
Response: so cool it worked! i was really a bit nervous after the encounter in the local postoffice here :) but it arrived quickly! :) happy that you like it thanks for your rating and heart and enjoy! :) ps seems the 2nd one made it before the first one?! :)
Comment: Thank you for the goodies,I loved everything you picked! The postcards are all perfect, and I am especially happy to receive my first Northern lights postcard! The dino eraser is cute and notecards are very useful since I cant really get them around here :)
Response: great :) thanks for your rating and heart.
pplare usually astonished of northern lights here too. havent seen them myelf yet. its on the upper peninusla, we are on the lower. maybe one day ;-)
Comment: I must say, I was especially happy to receive from you, and read a garden status update. Thank you for the seeds; I always plant marigolds with my granddaughter, so these will have extra significance.
Response: Thank you! Hope you will enjoy them for a long time! Thanks for the rating with heart.
Comment: thank you for the list and the butterflies I shall hang them in the window :) The list is for me to follow is an easy list , except the gardening .I don't know how... I have only one cat ( you said " pet the cats) but if the ginger Tom who stops by to see her , or eat her food , lets me pet him I will :)
Response: Uhh....sorry about the gardening! Maybe potted plant/flower or cutflower instead ;-)
well I am sure pet the cat instead of cat is also fine ;-) we had first one, now two and both helped ;-D
thanks for the rating/heart.
Comment: What a nice surprise I received when I opened the envelope. I love the postcard. I've never been there. As for Holland Michigan I have been there several times for the tulip festival. Of course that was in the 1970's. That's where I had my first helicopter ride. We loved the parades and the beautiful tulips.
Response: :) I totally love the Tulip Festival! was there only once so far - couldnt make it this year, hopefully next year again! Thanks for your rating and heart
Comment: I'm extremely sorry for the late rating. I found a bunch of postcards that fell down behind the couch. I've been going crazy looking for them again I'm extremely sorry for the late rating Thank you for the Wonderful postcard.
Response: :) happy you found the cards, thanks for your rating :) happy you like my card.
Comment: HI there! This was like I clicked my heels 3 times and made 3 wishes: The Hello Darling Cat postcard is DARLING! Look, at all the stamps! Is this Tin Can Art? How cool. Pretty vintage recipe cards! Pretty envie! Its all wonderful. I had such a bad, horrible night. Your mail was my only smile for the day! Thank you!
Response: :-)))) yes its upcycle tin can. I am sorry to hear but happy that my mail helped thanks for letting me know! :)
Comment: Hello my friend! Thank you for your answers to the questions for this swap. You are such a positive person--very inspirational! I truly enjoyed reading about your family and your life. Your trip sounds amazing! Can't wait to hear about it.
Response: thanks for the rating/herat and good wishes. lets see about the trip, hopefully only good/outcome...
Comment: Oh wow! Your swap came incredibly fast!!! Thank you so much for the loveliest magnet, it's so cute!!! The postcard is beautiful as well, and the crafty extras as well. Thanks for suggesting having this swap, hope mine makes it to you soon. And of course, if you ever want to swap again, count me in! I'd give you more hearts if I could :)
Response: wow that arrived fast! :) happy that you like it, thanks for the heart and thanks for swapping with me despite the three rating ;-)
Comment: Thank you very much for all the fantastic goodies! Apparently, I was too excited and can't wait for another 2 days. I went on to open all at once :P I enjoy reading your letter and I will make full use of the fun goodies soon! ;) Really love the beautiful forever USA stamps! â™¥â™¥ I don't think I've ever seen that many forever stamps on the envelope coming from USA before. So cool and truly appreciate it!~
Response: :) I am so happy that you like it! :) Thanks for your rating and heart.
Comment: Hey, thanks for the sweet pictures of hummingbirds! I've never seen one in reals, but it must be amazing. Thanks for swapping! ETA: Ahh, the main letter showed up! You've got such pretty birds, so many colours! I bet they sound great too. Thanks for the great pictures and your notes on them!
Response: hope both letters arrived./did a re-send Friday 22nd July
great it showed up! :) thanks for re-rating :)
Comment: Vielen Dank fÃ¼r den lieben Brief! Ich habe schon seit Jahren keinen richtigen Brief mehr bekommen. Ich bin ganz begeistert von den Rezeptkarten! Die sind richtig hÃ¼bsch, und die Cupcakes klingen total lecker! Da muss ich mich wohl in der nÃ¤chsten Zeit mal in die KÃ¼che stellen. :)
Response: :) Freut mich. viel Spass beim backen und viele Briefe ;-)
Comment: I came home today to your envie of handcrafted goodies thank you! I have admired the paper quilling items I have seen on Pinterest etc so I am very happy that is what you shared with me! Thanks :)
Response: happy that you like it :) may I suggest to try quilling, its nice and rather fast/easy done & I like too that it can be easily send out ;-) thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for telling me about your garden. I love to look at beautiful gardens but have never maintained one. I can't keep houseplants alive. I think it takes a special person to grow things. Sorry for the late rate. I've been trying to clean up and organize myself today. (It may be hopeless.) LOL!
Response: garden takes time/patience and I have a lot of mistakes & things that never seem to work. lol thanks for rating! :)
Comment: Thank you for the recipes, can't wait to try the Babka. There is a kosher bakery by my house and I had the Babka once and it was sooo yummy now I can make it:) Thank you for the stickers and bookmark too!
Comment: Thank you for the nice note, notecard, notepapers, and ribbon! I decided to go back to get my Masters in Library Science to become a school librarian. It's been an interesting experience so far since all my classes are online! Thanks for asking!
Response: good luck for your studies! :) thanks for the heart
Comment: Hi Chayah! It was wonderful getting a visit from you today and I love the envie! Very clever! I had to work today after a three day weekend and boy getting back in the groove was not fun!! LOL! I received several pieces of Happy Mail today, so that helped! LOL! I will pm you to answer the other questions or my reply will be soooo very long! LOL!! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter. It made me smile to read it. I'm happy you got to travel to Israel and found happiness. I lived in Detroit when I was very young, so I don't remember much about it, and of course, it was many years ago. Thank you again, I love the kitty envelope and all the other goodies! ðŸ’œ
Response: thanks for your rating and heart! happy the envelope made it to you in the end!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope of surprises, Chayah Nechama! The washi and stickers are nice, and I especially like the vintage stamps. I've never seen that love stamp made of flowers before! That one will stay with me ;) I enjoyed hearing about your garden. My morning glories always re-seeded themselves every year (even though they were supposed to be annuals). Have a nice weekend!
Response: :)thank you :) I love self/re-seeding annuals ;) they"re doing all the work for you ;-D
Comment: I love your envelope! To answer your questions- My birthday is still a ways off, December 18th. It's funny because my husband and I have our birthdays exactly six months and one day apart. We live in a little backwoods condo, it's really nice here. Ypsi is full of creative people who are really down to earth, and a lot of my friends here have similar homesteading hobbies that you do. You have a lot of fun hobbies with papercrafting by the sound of it. I mostly work in fiber art, primarily knitting. I'm a certified teacher with the Craft Yarn Council, and I love to teach. I moved to Ypsi several years ago, I actually grew up over near Westland and Inkster in a tiny town.
Thank you for the lovely letter!
Comment: These recipes sound delish! Could you please PM me to let me know the name of the book they come from? Seems like my kind of books!!ðŸ’– Thanks for sending them and, by the way, what a cute catty stamp on your envelope!!
Comment: Thank you very much for my paper items. I especially like the picture of Henry Ford. When my husband was a little boy in GA, Henry Ford came to his school and gave his class silver dollars. He lost his.
Comment: This package was perfect, and oh my goodness the chocolate is amazing. All the white chocolate I've ever seen is fake and is made with ingredients I'm allergic to, but this is the real deal- actual cocoa! I'm going to make cupcakes with the baking cups this weekend for a game night we're hosting. I love the hummingbird cookie cutter, I've never seen chocolate dipped strawberry washi tape and I'll be using it to decorate recipe cards, and the magnet is really cute. Thank you so much!
Response: :) so happy that you like it! enjoy!! :)
Comment: Hi ~ Thanks so much for the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse postcard, didn't have that one! I'm from Ohio and yes I've been to Michigan ~ so beautiful there. We went to Mackinac Island years ago, loved it! We rented horses and bicycles during our stay, what fun! Loved the idea of no motor vehicles allowed on the island. Fantastic fudge too ðŸ˜Š Thanks again and take care, Judy
Response: thanks for your rating.
Havent ben to Mackinac yet but would love to go! :)
Comment: thank you for the letter and separate question letter (I hadn't got around to counting the number of questions in the first letter, yet.) The envelope was especially fun, with its many stamps!
Response: thanks! haha shortly after the mail went out I realized the questions are still here! :)
Comment: Hi Chayah! I really enjoyed your answers and it is amazing how different folks answer the questions in a totally different manner! I love that! Sometimes I think I am a too much in the box person - sigh! Loved how you decorated the letter and envie! Very creative! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for your rating :) happy that you like it.
Comment: Thanks for beautiful post card of Canada - gorgeous view! Been many years since I've been to Canada. Welcome to Swap-Bot by the way! It's fun ðŸ˜Š maybe our paths will cross again in a future swap ðŸ˜Š
Comment: I love the little stickers. Thanks. I can't imagine not having a TV, but I do love to garden too. I have a small aquaponics system with about 60 Tilapia in my back yard. I need to get back there this weekend and pull my winter crops and put in some new summer stuff.
Response: Thanks for your rating - I am actually happy about no TV :-D Happy gardening! Hope to continue very soon myself, -it got too cold for planting during the last days!
Comment: Hi ~ love the notecard you sent! Mason jar and beautiful flowers, two of my favorites! I'm from Ohio, miss seeing all the spring flowers up there. Lilacs are my absolute favorite. It's 87 degrees here today. I'm glad you are enjoying the USA. Thanks for the pretty card and cute vegetable stickers. Happy Spring, Judy
Response: Thanks for your rating! Happy that you like what I sent :)