Comment: he he he ha ha ha ha...
I can't quit laughing and grinning. You know everything is bigger and better in Texas! Perfect postcard for me. Extra hearts for the non-stop grin and giggles you gave me with this card. Cool postage stamps too.
Comment: Love the card, Em! The chipmunk looks like he is saying, "You talking to me?"
We have some old snow. Nothing new. It fell a while ago and then everything froze.
My brother lives in Westbank. His work took him to PoCo to dig out street letter boxes, relay boxes and CMBs for Canada Post.
Best wishes for 2017!
Response: Good to hear you liked the card, and thanks a bunch for the heart rating. Thanks to your brother for digging out our mailboxes here in Poco! See you in the mail!
Comment: Thank you for this wonderfully strange postcard... there's something fascinating about it! Awesome to come across another Midwich cuckoos fan - I was just relistening to the radio version, but the book is better :)
Response: Good to hear you liked that card, Eloise. I was laughing when I picked it out. Thanks a bunch for the heart rating... think I'll have to re-read Midwich Cuckoos someday... see you in the mail!
Comment: Triple â™¥â™¥â™¥s to you, my friend, for the 3 excellent postcards, AND for sending them in an envie, AND for the cool postage stamps. (The postal meanies, however, marked through them with ugly black marker slashes -- one of my pet peeves, but don't get me started...) The cowgirls are a hoot. Not one of them looks like she could mount a horse -- well, maybe the tuba player. And I appreciate your indulging my hands fetish with that cool photo. The Russian card is just begging to be altered! Many thanks.
Response: Good to know that I picked cards you liked ... it's for for me to choose cards....and thanks a bunch for the rating. Hope to see you in the mail, eepy
Comment: Emily, thank you for the great postcard of the little girl on her homemade tricycle. I little before my time, but no much. Oh to have one like that today, I bet it is worth thousands of dollars. I rare collector's find. Shirley
Response: Good to hear you liked that card,,,, had a feeling you might relate to that one...
Thanks a bunch for the heart, & we'll see you in the mail. eepy
Comment: Hi Eepy! Delighted to see you in my mail again after too long a hiatus. Thank you for the Toledo cathedral card. I didn't get there on my last visit to Spain. Too damned cold so I huddled on the Andalucian coast. Happy Halloween!
Response: Thanks for the heart, Linda-good to be trading with you again. You'll have to check out that cathedral next time you're in spain.
See you in the mail, eepy
Comment: Thank you for the "random" PC. Unfortunately, one of the words was completely "eradicated" through mailing, so I lost part of the funny. America's favorite??? I'm dying to know!
Response: Hi Nnyla.... Sometimes the post office adds to our cards, sometimes they take it away. What it It originally said was "America's favorite hairpiece"..
Thanks a bunch for the heart rating, hope to see you in the mail... eepy
Comment: Thank you so much for the generous stash - you went overboard. Six of them I have to put in the keep for me forever pile they're just too cool!! it's hard to pick a favorite but that GOAT oh my goodness, I'm going to put that one up on display for awhile. thank you so much it was great swapping with you again.
Response: Thanks a bunch, Emily - I had such fun picking out those cards. Thanks for the rating - see you in the mail!
Comment: Thanks for the cool Jupiter launch from Lost in Space! I also only know of the show but never have seen it! Thanks for your patience with my rating while I was on vacation! Have a great rest of the summer!
Comment: Hey eepy! Thanks very much for the cool cards. Now that's what an ideal train car diner SHOULD look like :D Love the kitty/mail-themed notecard, too. I'm with you re our summer. I'm so glad it has cooled down tonight. A bit humid still, but I find this way more comfortable. Hope all is well in PC.
Comment: Thanks Emily for a fun swap! In answer to your question, I don't sing along to musicals... or at least not when anyone can hear me. There's an old saying, if a tree falls in the forest and no one's there to hear it... ;)
Response: LOL! I don't drive anymore so I do my singing in the shower... 'cuz I remember most of the lyrics. Thanks a bunch for the rating.
Comment: Lovely postcard of Banff -- I would like to go there someday! Like you, that hotel would be beyond my means. Have an awesome week!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating, Pam! I've stayed in a couple of those lovely hotels, one in Victoria BC on my honeymoon. Paid for by my favourite uncle. And another lovely old hotel in San Francisco which was almost affordable. I have a friend who says if she wins the lottery, she's going to live in a hotel!!
Comment: Very sorry the the late rating!! I remember rating but went to double check and the box was empty:/
Awesome swap as always! Loved the Canada envelope and the cat stamp:) I didn't recognize it, is that a newer design? I haven't tried the cookie recipe yet but it looks tasty, thanks for the happy mail!
Response: Thanks a bunch for the heart rating... The new stamp issue has both cats & dogs.
See you in the mail!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! I also love the stamps!
Response: Good to hear you liked that card, Arlyna. And thank you so much for the heart rating. We've just had some new stamps issued here. Will send you something different if I get you as a partner again.
Comment: Thanks for the Sea Bus card eepy! It made it. I don't normally think of ships for commuting but this looks like the way to go in your area. =)
Response: Glad to hear the card made it there. This is a very watery city and there are other places where little boats are used to cross an inlet, particularly False Creek. But the "Sea Bus" I sent you is the only one that's an official part of our transit system. Thanks a bunch for the rating.
Comment: My dearest madam, this was such an awesome awesome package! Loved everything (the bookmarks, coins, the postcards, the albumâ€¦) and loved how you put it together. Even the note was cool. It was such a delight to go to my mailbox. Thank you for joining so that I could have a chance at getting it :)
Response: So glad to hear you liked all that "stuff" Monique. I mostly just swap postcards so wasn't too sure of what to do for that one... so I just went ahead and had fun with it! Thanks a bunch for the heart rating!
Comment: Thanks for the PC! The bears are adorable and the goat is definitely curious! We're moving to the country soon and I hope we get goats!
Response: Aimee! How exciting to be moving to the country! I envy you... I want to hear where and when and all about it!
Thanks for the rating & good to hear you liked that card. I really like goats too!
Comment: Winters must be very cold up there to freeze up rivers for miles. . . I've never lived in a place that cold although the ponds and lakes did freeze up in South Dakota when I was a kid and we ice skated on them. I've only been to one hockey game when I lived in Boston and it was exciting and I could see how someone living in an area with a hockey team could get hooked. . . but it looks brutal too! Thanks for the great card. . .looks like they start playing early and even the dogs get involved!! Thanks again and have a wonderful week ~~ hugs to you
Response: Thanks a bunch for the rating, Gloria. Yes, you're right - hockey can be very brutal! Esp. here in Canada... not in Europe so much, I don;t think.
Comment: Oh my, I just discovered your PC and wonderful letter and brochure for this swap. . . buried in a pile of stuff on my desk! I am so sorry. . . please accept my apology. I so enjoyed your letter and put it in one of my baskets on my desk so I could re-read your letter and then rate you and somehow it got buried until just now! Guess I really need to go through my baskets more often :-) Thank you so much for your lovely PC and letter and the brochure - I found it all very interesting and it was so thoughtful of you to take the time. Thanks again ~~
Response: Too funny, Gloria... you must have a desk just like mine. No apologies necessary, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed my letter and PC! See you in the mail!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Jasper National Park card. Yes, I have indeed found my soulmate in my husband Mike. I too am glad I didn't drown - Mike said it took him 40 years to find me and he's not ready to let me go just yet! :) Have a great day!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating, Cherise. Good to hear you liked the card.
Comment: Having so much fun with this swap. Fun to see where all the cards have been. Thank you much for the lighthouse card, love it! Hoping for lots of sunshine the next few days, the rain hurts my bones.
Response: Thanks a bunch for the rating, and I totally agree with you about the rain! Looks as though our bones will be okay for a few days!
Comment: Eepy - I've been to a few of the Nat'l Parks in the US but this one is still on my to do list. I have to see these trees at some point in my life! Thank you so much for this pc - I love it. :-)
Response: I hope you do get to see those trees sometime, they really are spectacular! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Great car postcard -- it almost qualifies as a boat as well! Just a warning -- the main character in 'Carnage on the Committee' has definitely non-politically correct views -- but it's very funny!
Response: Glad to hear you liked that car postcard... I laughed myself when I pulled it out of my stash. The next one is a little strange too...
Thanks a bunch for the heart rating!
Comment: Thanks for an accurate reading of my profile -- Simone surely could be serious and craby, as can I. It's a really good drawing. This kind of PC I keep to use as a bookmark so I can enjoy it repeatedly.
Response: Thanks so much for the heart rating! Good to hear you liked that card. I always have a bunch of non-fiction on the go, so I'll be stealing your excellent idea of using PCs for bookmarks!
Comment: Hey EP - Thanks for the beautiful card. The image is very calming. I know what you mean about the strange light in the sky. The weather is flirting with us again - heard talk that the rain is back tomorrow? Hope all is well.
Response: Good to hear you liked that card! Thanks a bunch for the heart rating!
Comment: Great card eepy! It's funny you mention the gypsy life, as my parents are called gypsies by their next door neighbor. They enjoy travel quite a bit and I've inherited the trait as well. The CA animal series of stamps is so cute!
Response: Thanks for the rating, Sher. I like those animal stamps too, except for the porcupine!!!
Comment: Hi Emily. This pc is so cute. It reminds me of my son at that age. I'm still smiling as I write this rating. Thank you for the personalized message. Wishing you many new s-b friends and a mailbox of happy surprises.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating, Nancy. This was a fun swap to do!
Comment: Nice duck card! I love ducks! We have a pond on our street and quite a few ducks. Mallards I think. One of our neighbors also has a little pond and fountain in their front yard and sometimes they hang out there by the porch. So adorable.
Response: Thanks for the rating, Melyssa. Glad you liked my little ducks!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love it and can't wait to see my oak trees again. We are heading up this weekend as a matter of fact :) I wish I could see those crows of yours. I bet that's great entertainment!! Thank you again
Response: Thanks for the rating, Tammy. If it ever stops raining here I'll be walking over to the library to watch those crows. And hug a tree!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love those haunted stamps, really cool and so different.
Response: Hi Cindy, Thanks so much for the rating. I suspected you might like those haunted stamps... there are two more of them in the series and I've made a note to send those when I get you for a partner again. See you in the mail!
Comment: Hello Emily! Thank you for sending me the unusual postcard showing Phillipe Starck. This first time I've seen this designer. He seems quite a character. Hope you are doing OK. Best Wishes to you for '2016!
Response: Thanks a bunch for the heart rating... this series is almost over - it's been a lot of fun!
Comment: Very beautiful card and very resourceful use of the letter "Q". LOL Thanks
Response: Hi Paige, Glad you liked the card, and thanks so much for the rating! Did you know that there are a few of us that like this series of swaps so much they're hoping someone will start another one.....
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and the nice long note! :) I buy most of my postcards online, because cards here are either touristy or ridiculous price. Maybe you can check some online shops/online book stores in your area to find some nice cards? :) Bookdepository has many postcard books and they have free shipping too.
Comment: eepy thank you! Wonderful protect our parks postcard & most special postage stamps on card you sent to me! Liked skier Canada stamp, really liked the Canada Happy New Year of the Ram stamp! Fun swap!
Response: Thanks so much for the heart rating! This is a fun series of swaps... we're getting to the tougher part of the alphabet though!
Comment: Love this PC of the Oconaluftee Farmstead - I love seeing these old buildings and marvel at what the people who lived there had to do to actually build it! Thanks again and happy swapping ~~
Response: Thanks a bunch for the heart, Gloria. I agree about the amazing things that people can do without all our modern machinery! Really does make you wonder about the pyramids... See you in the mail!
Comment: Can you believe I just got this card today, even though it was posted August 29?! Weird! I really like it. It was worth waiting for! Thank you! I have a special card I'm saving for the next time I send to you.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating, Margaret. I had no idea that card was still in the clutches of the post office. I would gladly have sent you another. Thanks for rating, and I 'll look forward to your "special" card. See you in the mail!
Comment: LOL...your pc was great and your message about The Battle of Lake Erie being out of your time line made me giggle. I have not been to Niagra Falls, but I think it would be awesome to visit. Thanks!
Response: Hey, thanks for the heart, Paige - Glad I could make you giggle!
See you further along in the alphabet!
Comment: Thanks for the great pc of the New Yorker cover. I tolerate snow, but only for a short time then I kind of get crabby when I can't get warm. That's why I am not a skier even though I live in Colorado!
Response: Thanks for the rating, Laura. I completely agree with you about snow! Keep it up on the mountains where it belongs! See you in the mail!
Comment: Thank you, Eepy, as usual you always send the best things!!! Love the cute snowman..I have made a wreath so I can hang my Christmas cards on it...something different this year!!! Merry Christmas, and a blessed 2015!!!!!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating, Anita. Was fun trading with you last year, and hope to see you in the mail again this year!
Comment: Oh My Goodness! That is an absolutely lovely Christmas card! I wish my cats were that well behaved around Christmas ornaments. :) I hope you have delightful holidays and a 2015 filled with love, health, ad inspiring swaps! <3<3<3
Response: Thanks so much Michele, for the heart! Hope to see you in the mail in 2015!
Comment: Nice for
Nice hearing from you-thanks for card-we feed the birds year round-closest thing to one on your card would be a robin-and we don't see them in winter-pretty though! Steal away with my baby book idea-I haven't done one in awhile-my husbands 60th birthday is in 2015 so maybe I will make one for him. Happy holidays!
Comment: Thank you for this silly bear from Ikea. We do have an Ikea store here and I love to go there. But I never bought their postcards before. Maybe I should do that when I have some extra money. :)
Response: Thanks so much for the heart, glad you liked that silly bear...
(extra money??? what is that!)
Comment: Love the PCs!! The Alaska one with the polar bears is great and I'll send it to my son in Maine who has collected polar bears for years. The Florida sunset is beautiful - they are the prettiest that I've ever seen. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is always amazing to me. . . and the stormy seas PC shows the kind of seas I love to watch - such power. Thanks so much for the great selection for this swap. Have a great week ~~
Response: Finally catching up here! Thanks so much for the heart, Gloria... glad you liked the cards. See you in the mail!
Comment: Wow! I am always so stunned by the amazing postcards I am so very lucky to receive from you! Another one I absolutely adore! All your postcards have gone into my favorites collection! And this one will be added there too! Your too sweet for the extra stamp! Thank you! And thank you for saying hello to Paul the mailman! Many hearts to you! Best wishes always!
Response: Thanks so much for the heart, Dora! And I'm glad you liked the card -- I'm happy to share that one with you.
See you in the mail..
Comment: This postcard made me sit and ponder for a few minutes. It made me think about how agonizing it must have been for both the soldiers (marching off to war, I assume) and the families keeping up beside them for as long as they could before the walk back would be too much. Did the Dad make it back? Was Mom able to make ends meet in his absence? What a powerful photo.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating, Stacy. Yes, I agree that it is a powerful photo, raises lots of questions.
Comment: This postcard must have taken the scenic route to arrive across the continent here! Love the pristine waters view that you chose. Our town of Greece, NY was established in 1822. The name "Greece" was selected because of the contemporary struggle of Greece for independence from the Ottoman Empire. The region that the town now occupies was originally settled by the Algonquian and Iroquois Native Americans in the 14th century. The first European to visit the area was the French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, who visited in 1669. European settlers began to arrive in the area in the 1790s, and French and British soldiers passed through on multiple occasions during this time period as the two colonial powers struggled to control the region. With that kind of history, you would think that our town would have a high concentration of people with Greek heritage, but that is far from the case. Have always wondered about the name selection myself :-D
Response: Thanks so much for the heart rating, and for the interesting history of your city name. I'm fascinated by names. User names, cities, streets, nicknames... all of them!
Comment: Thank you for a great postcard. I am always fascinated by different cultures and it was wonderful to read about inukshuk(s) (plural is actually inuksuit). I have put the postcard in my blog at:
Do have a look when you have the time and I would love to read your comments.
Once again, thank you
Response: Thanks for the rating, Tom. I'm really pleased that you liked the card. I had a quick peek at your blog, and am going back to take a better look at it soon as this early September busyness is done with!
Comment: Fabulous ugly PC! My address has changed from the one you used and I thought the redirect had expired but it made it here! Thanks for the swap:) it looks like one of those marshmallow Easter candies. Yum!
Response: Ha! Glad you agree on the ugliness of that chick! Thanks for the heart rating, Sarah. I've got your right address now, so we'll see you in the mail!!
Comment: Thanks a bunch of butterflies eepy for the butterflies postcard you sent to me for the swap! PC of butterflies from Long Island Aquarium, know they have a Butterfly show in their exhibition center. Yes, the Monarch Butterfly is endangered. Its their flight paths to & from where they meet up. When I owned houses in Virginia, later when I lived with my Mom in Maryland, I planted "Butterfly Bush," the Monarch Butterfly's favorite. Every year I saw lots of butterflies. Glad I took photos. Plant your local butterflies' favorite plants, bushes - lilacs, etc., & they will come & flourish.
Response: Good to hear you liked the butterflies... I've been asking all my neighbours to plant milkweed in their gardens! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for sending a beautiful PC of the sunrise over Vancouver. It so interesting to see other places in different setting. It sure looks like a place I would enjoy visiting. Thanks for sharing your beautiful city.
Response: Good to hear you liked the card, Glenda. Vancouver is indeed a lovely city. Thanks so much for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Chagall card. I didnt have that one so far and it will fit into my collection. No, I dont have red hair, I was always the one with the mousy haircolor and by now I am white. But I always wanted that red curly hair and green eyes.
Response: Hi Inge, I wondered about sending that Chagall... glad that you liked it. Thanks so much for the heart rating! See you in the mail.
Comment: I so enjoy your little letters -- you make the swap so personal :-) Big, heartfelt thanks to you out there from me over here! xxx (You can keep the sasquatch! ~ we have the Beasts in Ottawa to look out for!)
Response: Hi Michele, Good to hear you like my notes... I do tend to be a blabbermouth when you put a pen in my hand! Or a 'puter.
Yes please - keep your beasts in Ottawa! Well, maybe kick 'em out of Ottawa...Thans for the heart!
Comment: Thanks, eepy, for the cute Mr. Peanut on the biscotti card. I will try the stamp carving. I made one with craft foam but I want to buy the proper stuff to make a nice one. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating, Miss Paula! Do try the stamp carving, it's a lot of fun and there is a ton of information on the internet. And groups too, Carving Consortium is one and they have lots of info & leads.
Comment: I really love the card! What was it recycled from? I will check out the group you mentioned, thanks.
Response: Oooops, I usually keep track of what I send, but didn't this time. I'm thinking it might have been the stylized Eiffel Tower... that one was a full sized note card from a fellow swapper. Thanks so much for the rating, Margaret. See you in the mail.
Comment: I love, love the postcard! Thank you! It's one of my new favorites now! Good question! I guess she always has to look her best! Even in the bath! Lol and I absolutely love the postage stamps! They all are amazing. My favorite one is the hands making the shape of a heart! Means so much to me! Thank you.
Comment: Many many thanks for this awesome postcard if Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip!! The 1973 stamp of her is exquisite. I'll treasure it. This postcard took a long side trip but it made it!!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Thank you!!!!! xo
Response: Finally! Thanks for the rating, Suz, and for your patience!!! Good to hear you liked all the QE2 stamps.
Response: It made it! Good, my faith in Canada Post has been restored... almost.
Christina, you're the one that deserves the heart! And you know what I mean.
Thank you so much for the rating, and your patience.
Comment: You must have read my profile! Love this card and the two beautiful stamps... Thanks for the card and the great note you wrote... Such fun. .. I just wish I was collecting driftwood on French beach!
Comment: WOW!!! I believe that you went over and beyond the call of duty with this swap!!! I love all the book covers and story illustrations. Thank you so very much. Wish I could give
you more than one heart!!!
Response: Thank you so much, Anita, I can't even remember what I sent you this time, but I love books so much I could talk about then all day! Glad you enjoyed them.
Comment: Thanks for the great card! The suspension bridge park looks fun... for someone else! I'm scared of heights, and tried to overcome my fear by attempting tree go-- it didn't go over well, I'm more scared, if anything!
Response: Thanks so much for the heart, kats.... somehow I think I'll always be too busy to walk the treeline!
Comment: I received your postcard in a large plastic bag with a printed Canada Post apology. Your card is only 2/3 of a card but thankfully your name and most of my address are still on the card. What a pity and what a waste of a lovely Vancouver postcard (it would have taken pride of place in my album & blog. I am scanning the postcard and sending it via PM so that you can have a look. Thanks for sending me such a lovely card (just my luck!)
Response: Thanks for the rating, Tom!
And thanks for the message, Watch your mailbox...
Comment: Yay I loved everything you sent! We don't have an Ikea here but I love that series of cards so I'm so happy you sent it! And I <3 postallove, did you see they have a new "Greetings from..." Canada postcard? Beautiful palm tree, Vancouver and French band postcard too! I'm joining the next round of this swap, hopefully I get you so I can send you some Atlantic Canadian cards!
Response: Ooooh! I'd love to get a card from Atlantic Canada... I'd rather go there though! Thanks for the rating... see you in the mail!
Comment: Hi Eepy! I received the beautiful postcard you sent me of the sunrise today! I agree, I think sunrises are better than sunsets! Although I don't get to see the sunrise very often, but when I do, it's always such an amazing experience! I love the year of the horse postage stamp you used! Thank you!
Response: Hi Cindy, glad you liked the sunrise... usually I wake up as soon as there's light in the sky, but if I don't the giant cat leaps on me!
See you in the mail & thanks for the rating!
Comment: A Giger postcardâ€”yay!! And it's even a Giger artwork that I haven't seen before...thank you so much! Why can't you send all of them naked? I've mailed postcards with all kinds of gore and crazy nudesâ€”including one of the beast with two backs. As long as it's clearly an artwork & not advertising porno, the U.S. Postal Service, at least, doesn't care. I don't know about the Canadian one, though....
Response: Hi Fi! Glad you liked that Giger... I think Canada Post is probably OK with just about anything you send, but some of them are just too creepy for me!
Thanks for the heart!
Comment: That Sam Dustball! He's demanding :-) Almost as incorrigible as my Ranger! I love the postcards you sent along with the message written upside down on the note-paper! You're a hoot my friend!!
Comment: Hi Eepy! LOL, I love your username too, although I tend to add several more "e"s since I'm accident prone (Eeeeeep! ;)) Thank you for the thoughtful snow-y postcard, for both the drought we're going through and because I like snow (since I've never had to shovel it :P) as well. Hope you guys'll thaw soon and will have a lovely Spring! :)
Response: Oh yes! I am definitely looking forward to spring. Thanks for the rating, Thori!
Comment: Hi Eepy! I received your postcard today! I always enjoy postcards with snowy scenes! So beautiful! Can you believe I've never seen snow before? It's on my bucket list though! Hope it warms up in Canada some! Thank you for the wonderful postcard!
Response: Oh good... glad you enjoyed the snowy PC... I'd happily send you all of it! Up on the mountains its okay but NOT on my street. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: BC's got some cool bridges much nicer than here! Thanks so much I love it. ; )
Response: Thanks for the rating, Andi. Lots of water in Vancouver, so lots of bridges! I even like the little footbridge over our local river. Something about river water, I could stand on that little bridge for hours & just watch the leaves drift by. Oh and sometimes I pitch little rubber ducks in the river. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Absolutely LOVE this chunk o cardboard!! The colors, the keyboard! Loved your stamps also. Just have to add that I think your handwriting is quite nice, love your capital I's... Happy mails!!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the card, Cathy. These things are so much fun to do! You're very kind about the handwriting...LOL! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely note and the mountains and the sea - a treasure trove! Recently I resumed making no-knead bread baked in a Dutch oven - easy peasy - too good. And making thick soup in smaller amounts so it's gone before we tire of it.
Response: Thanks for the heart rating, Meredith. I'm glad you enjoyed the cards.
Ummmm, any chance you might share that bread recipe? I've been afraid to try bread, but if you say it's easy peasy....
Comment: Thank you for the great cards!! I think the "Roman Holiday" one is "vintage style" and that the age spots on back of it are for artistic effect?? I could be wrong but I recently purchased a box of 30 "vintage style" cards that were all brand new yet they all had "age marks" that looked very similar to the card you sent. Anyway, I love the "Roman Holiday" card and don't mind those spots whether they're really from age or for artistic purposes. :-) I also really like the Iowa one with the pigs and... all of them! Thanks again. Loved your note, too. :-)
Response: Thanks so much for the heart rating, Tamara! I'm glad you enjoyed the cards.
Comment: Thanks a lot for NHL-card! It's my first and I really love it! I watching sometimes finnish league but I don't know anything by NHL, except ours good players always going to there! ;) Happy February to you!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating, Susannah. Glad you enjoyed the hockey card... are you watching the Olympic games?
Comment: Thank U for the wonderful U-rdhva... cat yoga postcard. I've sent a whole set of 'Um to postcrossers, and U are so nice to send me one.
Response: Thanks for the rating, Meredith.
I love that silly cat yoga card....
hmmm, I wonder if I got it from you??? OOPs, now I always put a small postit on the backs of blank cards I receive. But if it was a while ago....
Comment: I actually buy Kleenex now for the design on the box as I too have Kleenex in every room and now have a creative recycling outlet with this swap! Thanks for the PC, great stamp too:) Happy 2014 to you and your fourfeet(s)
Response: Thanks for the rating, Sarah. I love doing this swap! I think I might try cutting some non-rectangular PCs, or maybe some with cutouts.... who knows!
Comment: Hi eepy - Thanks for your note and the great postcards. The Dali Museum looks cool, would love to visit it one day. Happy New Year! P.S. What do I think of everything that is going on with Canada Post? Answer: #%&&^()(!!!!!!
Response: Thanks for the rating, Sharon. I'd like to visit that Dali museum too, but nothing in my budget for travel this year! Lots of interesting art galleries here though. As soon as it warms up... Happy New Year!
Comment: What a magnificent engine - it looks huge! I've always loved trains and remember watching them go by when I was younger (I grew up in a city on the rail line). Thanks for your suggestion for a new author to try out - haven't read anything by him but will certainly give him a try - always like trying out new (to me) authors - thanks for the recommendation. Wishing you a very happy and joyous New Year!
Response: Happy New Year, Gloria. Glad you liked that Big Boy card. Thank you for the rating, and I hope you enjoy that "Reacher" series.
Comment: Love Chihuly glass -- was this a special exhibit in St. Peter or is it permanent? We saw an excellent traveling display @ The Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, a few years back. And yes, there are outdoor displays that are awesome! There are a few pieces that have remained on permanent display. THANK YOU!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating, Pam. I'm glad you liked the card. I got the impression that it was a permanent exhibit, but it didn't really say much on the card.
Comment: Hello Eepy,
Thank you for the 3 postcards you sent for this swap. All 3 of the postcards are unique and interesting. They are postcards that will be positive addition to my Postcard Collection. I'm like you, I like modern art but the piece you sent would not be at the top of my list to hang in my house.
Response: Thanks for the rating, Barb & the heart - that Nauman guy is really weird... Luckily someone in some group usually has a "weirder than weird" swap going on.
Comment: Hi eepy, Yay! Let's hear it for Canada Post and their new stamps & matching cards. While personally I'm more a Leonard Cohen fan, I apppreciate the great graphics & the salute to music, even if it is only to rock. Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thanks for the rating, I'm not much of a pop music fan, but people seem to like the stamps.
I'd really like to see a Cohen stamp too!
Comment: We are often partners these last times ;-)
Thank you very much for this nice card & cute stamp :-)
Response: Thanks again, Cadfael. Glad you liked the pink snow.
Canada post have been issuing a lot of new stamps lately, but apparently they have discontinued making "permanent" stamps.
All the newest ones are denominated. We got Superman yesterday!
Comment: So sweet of you to send this card of Namibia. I've seen the dead trees when I walked through the dead vlei. It's so impressive to see these old dead trees surrounded by red sanddunes. Wonderfull! I hope to visit the american deserts too one day!
Response: Thank you for the rating, Marjan, and for the new word, "vlei". I collect words, and now I can speak one word in Afrikaans!
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks! I love the stamps!
Response: Thanks for the heart, Elyse. Good to hear you liked those stamps... Canada Post have been issuing all sorts of new ones lately, but them seem to have discontinued issuing "permanent" stamps - the new ones (including yesterday's SUPERMAN) are all denominated.
Comment: thank you, thank you you, thank you, i love both the pcs. the historical and the moonbeast. sometimes i think i learn more from pomegranate than i did in school. so much to reshearch from postcards. who knew. who would guess. half my pc books come from having recieved a pc from a swap and going and getting the book it came from.
where oh where is the moonbeast now? we could all really use a wish of good will about now. thank you again. i think ricard gere is active in freedom for tibet.
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart! I know what you mean about learning from PCs... The other day I got a card from someone depicting the Museum of the American Indian... I googled to find out the location and the architect... one thing led to another and two hours later I was still surfing!
Comment: What a super nice prepaid card. Why can these guys look so good in scrappy clothes and we cannot in real life?! Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the rating, Barbara. I don't know what it is about Canadians... apart from Montrealers who are fashionistas, we seem to be a pretty casual bunch. I shudder to tell you what suburban males in BC wear!
Comment: Thanks for the great "junk mail" and the Guess Who stamp! Yes, that's a tough theme to match the postage to. Maybe some sort of recycling stamp?
Response: Thanks for the rating, Eric. No "recycling" stamps here but Canada Post have been issuing lots of new stamps lately.
They seem to have discontinued the "permanent" stamps though. All the new issues (including yesterday's "Superman" stamp) are denominated.
Comment: Best. Postcards. Ever. I am so sorry I didn't rate you sooner, I saw these, squeed over them, and then they were buried on my desk. I just found them today, and I am so, so sorry. Buffalo and Bison are used interchanagbly, the proper term for the American version (the Plains one on the postcard) is bison.
Response: Thanks for the rating, Stephanie. I SO understand about things getting buried on one's desk! I'm working on my backlog now...
Comment: Hi eepy - Beautiful Air Afrique pc, thank you! Loved the old stamps, too. Your comment about books set in the 20s and 30s reminded me of this quote: â€œThe traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.â€ â€“ G.K. Chesterton
Response: Thanks for the heart! I love that quote & I love travel books!
Comment: Thanks for swapping poems!
I like your selection. Every group of poems I received had at least one poem I, too had considered. I love this swap because it proves I'm not the only one still reading poetry. Cheers, StarMouse
Response: Thanks for the heart! I was really pleased with everyone's list - and I've printd these all to read again when August is over. I am so NOT a summer person.
Comment: I really loved the poetry you selected. I also understand about birthdays. While I don't have many I celebrate this month, one of my dearest friends is the last day of this month and I always take a month to plan it.
Comment: Thank you for the nice set of postcards. I bought a set of the Ikea cards for my daughter and have been wishing I bought a set for myself. Now I have my own walrus! A special thank you for the stadium card. My coworker really enjoys them. :)
Response: Great minds think alike! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Let me tell you that you win because the McSweeney's postcard set is my favorite of all postcard sets ever and I have this card and have been unwilling to send it because I wanted it for myself. Now you've sent it to me so I can share mine! YAYYY! Thank you so much and.. eh hem.. excellent choice! :)
Comment: Oh eepy - everything is wonderful, from your detailed list of all the cards to the amazing embossed snake stamps! :oP That seal on the back of the envelope is really cool too. My favorites are the farmers, and Hercules (which I just might send to Keith Harkin, since he did a song "Tears of Hercules"). And I know what you mean about the Towers and vertigo - OMG! Don't think I'd want to try walking across that bridge either. That is John the Baptist, and thanks for the extra of Vancouver - that's an amazingly beautiful area! :oP
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful selection of assorted postcards. Yes, I would love to play the grand piano, but not in the concert hall! I have a number of vintage cards, so the mountain sheep were great. Quilt cards are impossible to get here, so I love receiving them, being from Gees Bend was a treat. They are all beautiful. I have seen your name a number of times, too and for some reason wondered if you lived in Netherlands. Till next time and thank you so much! :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the cards, and thanks so much for the heart.
Comment: Haha! I know you are right it had got to be that was all I was getting at one time so I had to put that in my profile, lol!! I do love an art one though, The pc you sent was perfect and love the stamp. Have a Beautiful day!
Comment: Thanks very much for the great pc of a NY kiss! And, how did you know I'm a big fan and subscriber to that magazine! Curious to know where you got the pc...can you buy them? (can't see anything pertinent on their website)
Response: Thanks so much for the rating... I have anothr card going out to you soon.
Sending you a msg re those PCs.
Comment: Ah eepy, synchronicity strikes again! Wellington, the aristocratic walrus, arrived in my mailbox just days after my very first visit to an IKEA store. I bought a packet of cards there - the walrus being my favorite, though the bunny with the fez comes in a close second. Now I have one to send and one to keep. Thank you very much.
Response: One might say great minds think alike! Now, if only I could find a decent carpenter! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: What an awesome mix of postcards you sent!! My three favorites are the cover of the harlequin romance (it reminds me of my great grandmother she was addicted to those), the sci fi one (its so strange!) and the bright yellow maverick card. Thank you for the great postcard swap!!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I think scavenger hunts are my favourite swaps... the chase is the thing!
Comment: now that's a real chunk of cardboard! most people use boxboard including myself...great recycling! Yes Port Elgin is a nice place to live...lots of activities in summer due to the tourist industry here...cottages...beach...but come September all becomes quiet and a beach stroll can be done in peace.
Response: Yes, that was a chunky chunk! I wondered if Canada Post would let that go through as regular mail.
Thanks for the heart, Frances!
Comment: What a great card!!! Thank-you so much:) loved opening the post box to see this one, its definitely going on my display board. I'm sort of hoping for a new Princess but I think it will probably be a Prince, soon we'll know!!! Hope you have an awesome summer:)
Response: Thanks for the heart, Sarah!
I'm glad you liked the card... I read in one of the local papers that the Empress Hotel in Victoria is going to do a light show as soon as the baby is born.... pink for a girl and blue for a boy!
Comment: .... Bond, James Bond! Love him! HE was my FAVOURITE James! Sean Connery was/is too droll. I was in love with Roger Moore from the moment I saw him in a movie titled "The Miracle". Oh my! My 10 year old heart fell hard! ;-) Thanks for some fond remembering eepy!
Response: Glad you liked it! I can't believe they are STILL making Bond movies... Those first movies were a VeryLong time ago!
Comment: HoWdY Eepy and THANK YOU for the wonderful envie full of GOODIES....wow! I love the windmill....Sadie the Flapper Bear.... Vancouver & Portoquitlam postcards.....we had the privilege of starting getting to set sail from Vancouver and I definitely want to come back and visit again.....I love the stamps too! Always fun to swap with you!!!! Thanks again!!
Response: Thanks so much, Katie. I'm glad you enjoyd the cards!
Comment: Bulldogs are great! They are especially loved in my state - Georgia! (Univ. of GA Bulldogs) I love dogs but when I was making up my email address decades ago, meow sounded better than woof! Thanks for the great pc! Happy swapping!
Response: Thanks for the heart, Mary. Glad you liked the old bulldog!
Comment: I love the Steampunk cat card - thank you! :o) And now you're going to get fooled again, because dogs are actually my favorite animal of all. ;o) But cats and horses are tied for 2nd place. The only reason I don't have a dog is because I can no longer
exercise one properly. Loretta was my last (yet another surprise - that's not Loretta on my profile, it's her "cousin" Rizzi. she shows up better in photos, as Loretta was black). I really miss having one, but my Buffy cat is very sweet, and wonderful company. :oP Also, I really appreciate your using the raccoon stamps! They remind me of the 3 young ones that visit my yard and squabble over bird seed every night. The stamps alone would have earned you a heart, but with the great card and messge, you hit a home run. ;o)
Response: Thanks so much for the heart, Sandra. My cat is totally black, so I know what you mean about black animals being hard to photograph. I have tons of pictures of Sam though, mostly 'cuz he's a total idiot!
Comment: I enjoyed your letter and the many stamps. It made me realize that I can't tell whether or not Canadian stamps are "vintage". Were they all new - cuz they kinda have a modern look. I wonder if part of it is that I remember a lot of the old US stamps, but old Canadian stamps wouldn't look familiar.
Response: Thanks for the rating, Betsy. I know that none of those stamps are available now, but I don't know how old they are. I'm thinking I need another book (on Cdn stamps) for my reference shelf! Just what I need! Another book!
Comment: Thanks for the great cards.So nice that you found cards that are really favorites for me. Specially the sewing woman. I have a book that I try to fill with paintings of women that are doing needlework, weaving, leacemaking, embroidering etc. So this is perfect. Thank you again.
Response: Thanks for the rating, Johanna! It's fun for me to find something that I think my partner would like.
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard and cute stamp. When it arrived it looked a little funny because the postcard had been caught in a sorting machine and one of the eyes has been damaged. I will have to get my pencils out and redrawn the eye.
I love it anyway.
Response: Oh no, poor Sadie getting her eye plked out... Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Hi Eepy! LOVE my cards! We both love Edward Gorey. . . do you have the set of greeting cards done by Gorey where each card is a different murderess? haha....they're a hoot. If you don't I'll send you some. Your cards were inspired! I actually lived in North Carolina for nearly 3 years while my then-husband worked for IBM at the Research Triangle Park. Thanks bunches for joining and the great cards!
Comment: Cool ATC and cool stamp you carved! I am a stamp carver, too. I'll have to check out the places you mention on your profile. :-) It is exciting to get something that is truly unique. Thank you so much!
Comment: You knew I'd love the postcard! Thanks so much. I always enjoy receiving from you. Now, get to Ulysses. As I recall, it might take the rest of your summer. Can you imagine being a first year grad student and having to read it in less than a week?! Happy Canada Day!
Response: Yes, I figured you'd like that card. Wish I could find more booky ones. Thanks for the rating.
Summer has finally arrived here, definitely not going to read U. until the rains start again in late fall.
Comment: Thanks so much for your Vancouver postcard, I love it! I've never been that far west, but I intend to! Why is it cheaper to head to the Caribbean than it is to enjoy my own country?! So silly. Thanks for swapping with me! I hope to host another Canadian swap sometime soon, so stay tuned! <3
Response: Thanks for the rating, kats!
I haven't hosted a swap yet, I might try doing a Canada Only swap myself.
Comment: I learn something more about you every swap! I have been in my sunrise stage for 10 years now!!! If someone had told me 20 years ago that I'd actually LIKE getting up at 5:00 a.m. I'd have called them daft! Love the Vancouver card and I wish you a Happy Canada Day! (I'm off to the USA to shop!)
Response: I hate to admit it but I love shopping in the US... it's not just that so many things are less expensive, it's because they have such a great selection! Also, I think I must have an American body... their clothes seem to fit me better!
Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for these great cards! The train one is perfect for Drew... He loves trains so thank you for that also! Up until last week his hair was normal dirty blonde. He didn't want colored hair. But the last day of school he was ready so I gave him a blue mohawk :)
Response: Glad you liked the cards, Betsy, thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for the excellent summary of the books you enjoyed in May! I'm looking forward to adding, "84, Charing Cross Road" and "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" to my list of books to consider. You mentioned not receiving a rating from me for the March Reading Log. Be sure to check the ratings you received on May 6th. There you'll find mine, along with your response. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Response: Yes, you're right about May 6th.. how did I miss that!
Thanks for both ratings and I hope you enjoy the book recommendations.
Comment: I LOVE the tree (Fangorn Forest), its beautiful! Thank you so much!
I've loved post-apocalyptic fiction for YEARS, its totally addictive! Have you read Wool - the Silo series by Hugh Howey? I highly suggest it, its unlike anything I've ever read before, excellent series!
I'll have to check out Gaiman's poem that you suggested, I've not read it yet. Thank you! :o)
Response: Glad you liked the card! Thanks for the heads up on "Wool"...I hadn't heard of this but it surely does sound interesting. I read that Howey recently signed a print-only deal for in the neighborhood of a half million dollars with Simon and Schuster to distribute Wool to book retailers across the US and Canada.
I've made a note to watch for this to come out.
Comment: Photography definitely qualifies. Thanks for your card.
Response: Thanks for the heart, Lucy! Someone in our building threw out a big picture frame, tall and narrow with a black metal frame. I think I'll do a collage of B&W portraits in this frame, for my front hall.
Comment: I remember watching the old TV series, "Lost in Space," when I was a kid! Cool card! Thanks so much!
Response: Oh good, I'm glad you enjoyed that card. I gave up watching TV a long time ago and had never heard of that show. And I found a whole book of those cards in a used bookstore.
Thanks for the rating.
Comment: This is sooooooooooo funny -- you're gonna love it: I had already archived this swap! I mjust have known I'd get one from you :=) And I'm certainly enjoying our "encounters" this way! you have a most unusual flair for things ~ I also speak German so that was a particularly cool PC -> "untergetaucht" ! Vielen Dank noch einmal!
Response: Hi KD! I can hardly wait till tomorrow to see who my partner is for VWYZ! I have my cards all picked out!
I took German for a year at university and I loved it! My fathers family all spoke plattdeutsch (so I had a pretty good accent, and in those days I had a decent memory. Wish I had continued on to become proficient. I love languages!
Thanks for the heart!
Comment: A fool, ha ha!! Good one! Funny about that cartoon you sent - my female mini always brings a toy on walks!! Thanks for the postcard and it's always great being partners!! : )
Response: Hi Susie, Glad you liked my "foolish" card. Thanks for the rating.
My big windows look out at a path that dog lovers use a lot to walk their dogs, and I see lots of them with toys or balls in their mouths. Is this some kind of a training thing?
Comment: Yes - JKL is hard - I fell back on Japan, Kyoto and a lei - yours are great, thank you. I wish I could have made it to the poco party!
Response: Thanks for the heart, Meredith.
I have my cards picked out for the next three rounds of this swap... I will definitely have to send explanations for some of my choices. LOL! I love a challenge.
Comment: Eeeeee, I just love this PC - quirky and right up my alley - what fun! :) I also loved the stamps you used (cool Canadian flag made of people and a LEO stamp, WOW!!! :) ). Funfunfun. And, perhaps best of all, "THIS POSTCARD CONTAINS NO KIPPERS", lollllllllllll :) Thank you very much!
Response: Thanks for the rating! I laughed at your bio and kinda guessed you might like something slightly off the wall.
Comment: I love it all EEPY!!! Thanks for joining and sending such an enthusiastic swap :-) Ranger sends his love <3
Response: Thanks for the heart, KD!
I wish there were more people in this swap... I love the challenge.
I just picked out my cards for MNO, PQR & STU... I got 'em all from my stash but there's some really odd cards in these batches.
I refuse to even think about V and beyond!
Comment: Hi eepy!
I have the exact same postcard book and that one is one of my favorites as well! I thought at first glance it might be Alcatraz (the little island). The postcard is really. . . hmmm . . . dreamy, I guess is a good word. Thanks so much.
Response: Thanks for the rating. I really like that book, al the pictures are great.
Comment: Hi eepy! Thanks for the great vintage card. "E" is for excellent :) Yep, it has been a while, and it's nice to be back. Hope you are well. Post-comment comment: Thank you for the cool stamps and Loon Island seal!
Response: Glad you liked the card, and good to have you back on the bot again! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: I could use some tips on stamp carving. I'm intimidated. Did you make the mouse AND the fish AND the chop? Also, love your stationery - where did you find it? It had a tag in one corner and a note pad in the other corner where you could write little asides or put your hand-carved stamps - neat!
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart, Betsy! Watch your mailbox...
Comment: What a great bridge! I must admit I am not fond of driving over bridges like this one (or any bridge for that matter) but I do love to see them and find the fact they are even built absolutely awesome! Thanks again for a great PC. . . and thank goodness for old stamps we seem to have laying around ;-)
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart! There's a suspension bridge over in North Vancouver that I keep saying I'd like to walk one day, but somehow I never get around to it. I think I like my bridges made out of steel!
Comment: Love, love the tote. It is so colorful. It made my day. It is a rainy, gloomy day here and when I opened the package it was like a ray of sunshine coming out. Thank you so much for the pretty Canada postal tote bag. Shirley
Response: Thanks so much for the rating. Glad you liked the tote!
Comment: Hello Eepy,
Thank you for the fabulous postcards you sent me for this swap. Some of the postcards are unique and interesting. I look forward to adding these postcards to my Postcard Collection. I hope we get to swap with one another in the future.
Response: Thanks for the rating, I'm glad you liked the cards. Hope to see you in the mail!
Comment: Oh lucky me to have gotten you as my partner! From the envelope with wonderful postage stamps, rubber stamp, and stickers to the wonderful selection of pcs inside, ah, 'twas a good mail day indeed. The Charlie Chaplin (be still my heart) has pride of place on my desk, P Starck is wonderful, &, thanks to your inclusion of viewing instructions, I was successful in seeing the stereogram in 3-D. (The key for me was placing it horizontally.) Naramata looks surprisingly like the old clam processing plant on Pine Island, sans mountains of course. Muchas, muchas gracias.
Comment: I love, love love this PC - thank you! No I'm not American. :) Most of my swaps are with Americans, so I decided to focus mainly on those cards. It's so exciting when another gap is filled! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating, Jan, and I'm glad you liked that cat... I'm not exactly daft about cats but I can't ever remember a time that I didn't have one - and my current cat, BlackSammy, is my absolute favourite.
I like what you said about the US touristy cards... I think I might start my own collection, that would certainly give me more interest in them. Good idea, Jan.
Comment: I got your postcard today! Good thinking, putting your favorite books on a large postcard. Sounds like you and I have similar bookish interests. I'll definitely check some of these out. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart, Lucy! Good to hear that you found something that might interest you in that lot. I'm on a book reading binge lately.
Comment: I was expecting this swap to be for multiview postcards, so what a surprise this was. I do love the Grand Rapids, MI card, though. And thank you so much for the first day cover (Love it!) and all the stamps you used on the envelope!
Response: Thanks for the heart, Erin!
Glad you liked the FDC.
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of pc's. You're right, I need to update my profile to share that I like any and all postcards. I feel that each one will show me something I may never see. Thanks for the observation!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I like the "women in the post" stamp too.
(somehow my computer will not let me check the heart box, as soon as I have figured this out I will check the box...)
add: My hearts are fixed ;-)
Response: Oh no, you have a broken heart! LOL! Thanks for the rating, and I'm glad you liked the card.
Comment: AH... you didn't put the name of the swap... I finally found you :-) Thank you for your card & great stamp ! and cancellation...
Response: oooops! Well, I'm glad you found me. Thanks for the heart, Jean-Michel. I got an amazing piece of mail from you a couple of days ago, and I'm starting to get caught up on ratings today!
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards and letter! It's really nice that you bought the Discovery of Heaven. :)
Some books I've recently read are The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Frey and The Dinner (this book is from Dutch author Herman Koch but is translated into English).
your letter was lovely to read!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
I loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frey! Haven't started D.of Heaven yet, my life is crazy busy at the moment.
Comment: Thanks for the great cards--I especially like the historical one of the Chinese man in his 1850's store. I love the mid-19th century--that was my field of study for the lit doctorate dissertation I never finished--I was going to study the differences between American and British 19th century young men's "coming of age" stories. I stopped to be a mother for my child and am glad I did it yet today.
Isn't retirement grand? Like you, I am busy but busy with things I love doing! I do miss the classroom occasionally, but not the grading of essays and ESPECIALLY not the dealing with the administration! Morale among faculty was below the measuring charts, and sadly I understand that it has grown even worse in spite of new administrators! I am SO glad not to be there any more!
Response: Hi, thanks for the rating and I'm glad you enjoyed the card.
It's not only the classroom... all places of work seem to be toxic these days. I'm afraid we seem to be living in somewhat mean-spirited times.
Comment: You definitely get a heart for the adorable raccoon stamps and the celebrity in a coonskin cap! ^o^ I love it, thank you!!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. Canada Post put out a whole series of those baby animal stamps... there was a polar bear around last year, and he looked just like an adorable stuffie toy!
Comment: Thank you for Right Now card. I use to
live in North Van on Lonsdale. Didn't like the grey and dampness. We are
-18 and had 2' snow but so sunny and
bright. I love it here on my reservation right across the road from Bay of Quinte.People are still ice fishing.
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart. I used to live back east, but I'd rather have rain that the cold weather.
Comment: Thank you for everything! Loved the little magnetic bookmark! The little side notes were very nice! As well as the pictures! Sorry to say that I haven't read half of these books! I will be looking into some of them!
Response: Thanks, MsNavi, that was surely a fun swap to do. Hope you find something in good in my list!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards! The one with all the red people is really unique and the frog is fun! But I do love them all :) it is fun that you carried the red theme to my address, the envie and the postage. Thanks for joining!
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart, Emily! I didn't really think I had much red in my stash, so it was fun for me to find those cards too!
Comment: GREAT, FANTASTIC, AWESOME and AMAZING collection of postcards you sent! Thank you for putting so much thought into what you sent to me :) I loved each one of them! :) I am going to be looking up The Wild Trees book you suggested right now!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & the heart. It was fun to pick out those cards.
I'd be interested to hear what you think of the book if you can find it.
Comment: Thanks for the funny bunny! I used to have a bunny, two at different times, actually, but I have a good sense of humor. I'm very shocked they never shocked themselves to death chewing through electrical chords!
Response: Thanks for the rating, ET.
I'm always a little nervous when I send out those poor
lil bunny cards.
Comment: Hey eepy! I LOVE that postcard. Garlic is my friend.. :D
Ya know? I can send you some dreamfields if you want. :)
Response: Glad you liked the garlic!
Thanks for the offer on the dreamfields, but I don't seem to have to worry about carbs now...
I still don't like it that our govt doesn't allow it here though. Food labeling is so complicated!
Comment: you are awesome thanks soooo very much for the wonderful postcards. you did excellent!! love all the postcards!! i am typing with one hand so sorry about the typing. hugs and i love the postcsrd!!! have a beautiful day!
Response: Thanks for the rating! Hope your hand will be better soon.
Comment: Thank you for the letter and quote. I'm planning to re-read it when the house is quiet, so I can absorb every word uninterrupted. Thanks for sharing your goals with me. Like you, I gave up on that whole "resolutions" thing. Goals are better. Not so oppressive when you fall. :-) I love Thoreau. I love the idea of "simplify." I'm trying to get there myself. I expect it to take years! :-)
Response: Thank you so much, Nnyla... I'm pleased that you liked my letter. And I completely agree with you that it does take years to "simplify". It's hugely difficult.
Comment: Thanks for the cut-out postcard! I love those!! I hope you get to take a nice, quiet trip into nature this year! Me? The more city the better! I'll take a beach any day too!! Happy New Year!!!!
Response: Thanks, Susie. I'm never sure if those cutouts will get through the mail.
I love cities too, definitely. But I want it all~! The city, the beach, the mountains!
All I need is money.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card from Vancouver with the Burrard St. bridge!
I've been to YVR several times and love it (everyone does!). I don't get lost in Denver (as the mountains are to the west and only to the west!) but everywhere else I think I'm a lot like you. thanks again and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! Kupla kitty is settling in quite well, thank you for asking. It is quite a mischievous cat, it likes to play with my kids' legos during the night. So I end up stepping on a lego quite often these days. Maybe it needs another cat to play with? Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks for the rating, and Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: + 2 more hearts--one from Junebug and one from isabellasnow! This is THE BEST CARD I got from all the card swaps I signed up for! That sweet little cat in the snow! How cute! Thanks so much for the card and your thoughtful inscription. Have a very Meowy Christmas!
Response: Thanks for the heart, Kristy!
Have a great Christmas, & hugs to the cats!
Comment: I like it - I don't think it is messy! (what glue did you use? Everything survived the mail so well!)
Response: Thanks, Robin! Glad you liked it.
I used an UHU glue stick for the collage bits. And glossy bits of paper were lightly sandpapered to give them some tack. I attached the collage to the backing with
double sided tape, and then painted over the collage with watered down Golden Soft Gel Gloss.
Comment: Thanks so much for the gorilla PC. I wounldnt consider it touristy either, even so I'd rather have him then a cat! So thanks for not sending that one :) Last time I went to the zoo the biggest gorilla was posing for me, it was so fun! I got some good pics of him!
Response: LOL, I can easily imagine a gorilla posing for you. I was at the San Diego Zoo one time, and spent over an hour communing with an orangutan. I'd have stayed long but my friends threatened to leave me there.
Makes me sad that someone has just written a book, Planet Without Apes. Apparently all the populations in the wild are now threatened.
Comment: Thanks for the Royal Gorge Route with the railways! I believe that would be a pleasant, scenic trip to take on the train. Sometimes I have a little difficulty trying to find the appropriate alphabet lettered postcard, too and then have to use a bit of lateral thinking! Usually works out pretty good though. Thanks again. :)
Response: Thanks for the heart, Jennifer. I guess I'd better get busy now trying to find X and Y and Z postcards!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Chinatown pc!!! I must schedule a visit to Vancouver this coming summer just to go to the Chinatown night market, lol!!!!
Response: Oh, that explains it. I couldn't figure out why I was getting a rating when I hadn't even mailed any Christmas cards yet... couldn't resist sending you the Chinatown pc... Christmas card still to come & thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: My bio doesnt spoil your illusion because Disneyland Paris isn't in Paris but 40 km from it!..;)
Thanks a lot for this postcard with boats. It was great to recieve it back home after some days neat yhe ocean! Best wishes.
Comment: I love this PC. I'm looking at all the different places I've lived on it. Rio Grande is where I am now and it's FRACKING HOT! Ok, it's really not that bad right now. 90 (32c) today but it's getting into the 50's (10s) at night and man.. that's cold for me!
Response: Thanks for the heart, and I'm glad you liked that PC!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your mini-letter you included with the ATC. Sounds like a fun and entertaining Christmas you had in the past. Family dinners are always fun and enjoyable :) You're really good at carving stamps based on the mittens and skates images I saw! Good job! I really like the ATC, thank you :) Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart, glad you enjoyed the ATC.
Comment: Thanks for the pc, and more so for the personal account of your ranch experience with "Pickles". Our grove is indeed a swamp with all the rain we've been having. If this keeps up I'll soon have to paddle my kayak to the PO!
Response: Thanks for the rating, MamaM... I'm glad you liked my "Pickles" story.
Comment: First off, I'm really sorry about the late rating. I've been super sick for the last 2 weeks or so and have barely gotten out of bed, much less turned on the PC.
I love this postcard. It's adorable! Thank you so much for the compliment on our picture. We've just had our 9th anniversary and had been going through a "down" right before that was taken. It makes me feel secure when someone says something like that. It made me cry when I read that. HAPPY cry! :)
Response: Never worry about being late with me, Rachel! I just assume our post offices are s l o w again. Hope you're feeling better and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the super tacky card! I'm not sure the bedspread dress works, especially in that room, and I'm curious about "French Canadian decor" as well. ;) The benches at the ends of the beds look ok though, hehe.
Response: Thanks for the heart, Valerie! I wasn't much interested in vintage PCs at first, but since joining S-Bot I'm having fun with them. And I just joined your group!
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the lovely pc and for sharing what you were doing! Your cat is really large! LOL! Enjoy your Sat. afternoon vice and the great memories of your Father! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: a great selection of cards ..thank you so very much also for the stamps...I found the Navajo jewelry one, but I can't find the other one, and how much its value? do you remember>
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you enjoyed the cards. I don't remember for sure what the other postage was.... I kind of think it might have been the 42cent baseball stamp... the demonination is at the center top ... looks like a baseball.
Comment: Love the big 'NAME' PC you sent me (thank you!) and was somehow not too surprised we chose *FOUR* of the same cities: Montreal, NYC, London, and where you had 'maybe' Berlin, I had 'maybe' San Francisco - another choice of yours. Not to mention, my German is also a bit rusty. What are the odds? ;)
Response: Great minds think alike, n'est-ce pas? Thanks for the rating, and thanks too for the birthday wishes!
Comment: I think I am going to keep your letter in one of my journals, I loved reading about your name. Thank you
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm pleased you liked my letter... I keep letters in my journal too... I keep "Everything" in my J.. I like it all jumbled up with mail and regular journal stuff and art and poetry and clippings and book review & photos & ephemera....
Comment: Wow thank you for the beautifully done ATC. And for letting me know about another Fair Trade organization (and with Christmas right around the corner too!). You did an excellent job carving your stamp; very impressive detail! <3<3<3 Love the racoon postage stamps too.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating... oh no, not Christmas yet... It's way too early~!!!
Comment: loved your note..mossy northside, sounds like a small town in oregon!! now E... P... elizabeth?, evelyn,? you will keep me wondering. it can be part of my book about the mysterious loon island.
Response: Elizabeth is a lovely name, regretfully not mine. And I'm happy it's not Evelyn either!
Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: In spite of the fact that I can no longer sleep until Shelob has left my house, you made my day. I would gladly have you as a permanent partner even if it meant the danger of an occasional touristy card. Also you did some spooky mind meld thing with the vintage ones, as I began collecting Bicentennial things this summer and you sent one. <3
Response: Thanks for the super rating! Some swaps are just so much fun to do! Keep me in mind if you ever do private swaps for silly stuff. Or maybe I'll just send you something silly... I know where you live!
Comment: Thank you for the card. We will be in Vancouver in Sept. I am guilty of buying more books than I borrow.I am trying to whittle down my stash of books.
Response: I wish I could buy more books, but storage is a problem for me. I already have seven bookcases in a tiny condo! But I have friends in the used book selling business and I have hundreds of dollars worth of credit with them so that's a big help. I just bought the first four books in the Game of Thrones series... cost me $8.50 for all four!
Do you have friends/family in Vancouver?
Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Wow Eepy - thanks so much! I do keep my USA list updated and today I received your cards and another from South Dakota! I LOVE the Tim Burton - "Nightmare" is my favourite of his movies. The art cards are wonderful too! Thank you so much! :)
Response: Thanks, Jan. I'm glad you liked them. I am amazed that an envelope gets from Vancouver to New Zealand in four days (!) and sometimes it takes four weeks to get next door to the US!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard of Marin county and the Golden Gate Bridge. I was actually there in February with my husband. We spent a month touring, travelling by train with a month long Amtrak pass. We did the boat cruise on the Bay and got to go under the GGBridge which my son thought was great.
Comment: I really don't mind that you did not sent me a jui jitsu stamp. (I don't think I ever seen one before, its not a commen sport). I loved the stamp on the envie and I see some new ones for my collection.
Comment: Thank you for the stamps, letter and Douglas Adams stamp!!! I visited his grave in London, England in 2009 and there were a bunch of us fans kind of in awe. He is definitely going in my album!
Response: Thanks tor the rating. I'm a huge Douglas Adams fan! I used to have an old Infocom "text adventure" game of Hitchhiker. It came on one of the old floppy disks, the big ones - no colour - no graphics. I kept that computer running for years after it's natural life span so I could keep playing that insanely funny game.
Comment: Thanks for the great PC of the Museum in Albuquerque. . . I've been there and it is wonderful!! Maybe I will have to start a museum collection - it's a thought!! Thanks again for the great PC and happy swapping ~~
Response: Thanks for the rating, glad you enjoyed the card!
Comment: Your black and white card (#2) made it safely into my box today. YAY! It's soooooo cool. Thank you for the nod to Mary Oliver. The only complaint I have is that it's too lovely to send on to someone else! :-) Muchas gracias!
Response: Oh good! I'm glad that this one was safely delivered. Thanks for the rating, Allison.
Comment: Love it! I never thought of putting one in a plastic sleeve to mail. Very nice :)
Response: Thanks, Tiff. Glad you liked it. Sometimes I use those sleeves if I'm concerned about the glue. Also, we don't have a special postcard rates here in Canada so postage costs me the same either way.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty scenery postcard.
Response: I have no idea what I sent you & I usually keep a record. I wonder why I sent you a scenery PC for a non-touristy swap???
I have two more swaps to send you... we've got to stop meeting like this.
Comment: Haha, ok, don't I feel like a dork because of my profile. I need to change it to "I don't care for flowers unless that's what the swap is about". Oops!! But I did like the card. I really don't mind them, I just prefer the touristy cards in those open send anything swaps. But yeah. Dorky Lisa, hahaha. Thank you very much!!
Response: LOL! Now you've got me laughing. Thanks for the heart & good to hear you didn't mind me teasing you about the flowers.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and some great books to try. I was reading the reviews for the Edwin Way Teale book and it sounds really interesting. Let me know what you think of it once you start it, I'd love to know!
Comment: Love this PC. . . growing up we had freight trains that came through our town but no passenger trains (they still don't go there!), but I did take the train from DC to Philadelphia a few years ago and it was great. I always wanted to take a train on a cross-country trip but it's very expensive so doubt that will ever happen : ( I also liked seeing an air mail enve. . . I haven't seen one of those in years! Thanks for the great PC and happy swapping ~~
Comment: Love all the cards! If you do ever fix up your room like that, I'm taking a trip to Loon Island to see it!!!!!!! Thanks for the cards and for joining the swap!!! P .S. I can still celebrate on Feb. 28 or March 1?? Lol!
Response: That was a fast delivery! Glad you liked them, Susie.
Comment: I'm going to assume that the pretty postcard you sent me of your table by the window was for this swap? I'm confused because at the end of your note you sounded like you weren't sure...? Anyway, I love those plastic covers for the postcards you send. Nice way to preserve such a beautiful photo. Thank you!!!
Response: Yes, it was for the Love Grand swap... sorry about the confusion. There are times my brain and my fingers are totally separated!!
Comment: I, too, love San Francisco as well as San Diego (I lived in CA for 17 years) and this was a beautiful PC of the moonrise over the city with the bridge in the foreground. . . it truly is a magical city! Thanks for the great PC and for sharing and happy swapping ~
Comment: Cool postcard!!! I hear ya on the sentimental saving,and yes, I am a pack rat,lol!! Since we just moved last month, now is my time to organize (once I unpack!). Keep me posted on your progress! : )
Comment: I just got your (awesome, eepy-made?) PC now, almost a month after you sent it. In the next suburb, which shares my suburb's postcode, there is a street with the same name as mine minus the 'The' at the beginning. Naturally this never poses any problems at all, because our council is clearly a very clever one, especially when it comes to naming streets.
Response: Hi paperperson! Happy New Year!
Zfunny, but I was thinking of you a few minutes ago. I got an email from my local library saying my request for John Knowles book A Separate Peace was in. This was one of you recommendations in a swap last fall!
Also I owe you a response to your long msg to me of nov 30th...
This is going to be the year I get caught up on everything.
Comment: Hi eepy!:)
What a cool cat PC!:)I I am glad to own one of these Maverick PCs. I looked up the Artist.Is he one of your friends? This PC reminds me of a drawing challenge I gave myself a long time ago. To draw w/a Sharpie w/o lifting it once off the paper. Believe me you really start to think about where you place your line to achieve the effect you want. I think you did pretty good on w/the cat you drew.:) Thanks so much for checking my profile and sending me a Cat PC!!:) This is my 7th PC to arrive. Hope to see you next 12-12-12 swap! Happy Swapping!!:) Ciao!
Response: Thanks, glad you like it. Lucky me, someone gave me a box of those Maverick cards... they are wildly different.
Comment: Wow! A Japanese zen garden covered in snow, raked into curves! How unique - I just LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! And I didn't know there were places in Canada that don't get much snow! Hope you get at least a little this year!
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you like it. We are getting early snow this year, all the local ski hills are open already! But then they have snow-making equipment left over from the Olympics.
Comment: Hi Eepy! I also wonder how to turn my balcony into a green lush hangout. I've heard that there's a grass seed that "grows on anything", but I'm not sure how my building would feel about me building a 2 foot by 16 foot balcony of grass. LOL
Comment: You knew I'd love the ATC you sent me for this, right? Sooo adorable.. In fact, it's too cute to just tuck away, so it's staying out along with some of my other favourites!!! I LOVE CANADA!!!!!!! :) Thanks for the little extra happy halloween, too! :) btw - I would buy all my hockey equipment at Canadian Tire if we had them here! :p
Response: Ha! I am shameless!! Yes, I figured you would like that little collage, and it was fun for me to do. I love Cdn Tire too, buy lots of stuff from them!
Comment: Thank you for the great atc - what a great stamp! So talented! And yes, I had to buy Cloth Paper Scissors mag with the steampunk dolls on the cover!! I just love them! I may have to do some experimenting, too!
Comment: I really like your handmade card! What a clever idea and yes, cats are very dramatic :)
Response: I can't believe you got that in four days! I saw a quote somewhere about cats... The problem with cats is that they use exactly the same expression whether they are watching a moth or an axe murderer!
Comment: Adore the little spy atc. The map is great idea. We have a great Mennonite quilt shop in Lindsay. The shop also sells items from around the globe. I have found severak navitity set at this shop. Take care
Response: Thank you! I'd forgotten there was another little spy wandering around out there.
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE the NY card!! And the baby animal - I thought it was a capybara, but the snout is different. I will let the resident capybara lover confirm this tonight!! BTW - I love hokey tourist cards! I will also look at the website you mentioned - I had never seen it! Thanks!
Response: Oh, I never thought of a capybara.... Glad you liked the NYT card.
Comment: Ohh, love the postcards - thank you !!! How did you know I have a James Dean collection?? (I DO! Since high school, so it's a new collection, ha ha ha ha! It's about 25 years old...!!) Love the vintage Swiss mountain too. Good mail day, thank you!
Comment: Hi eepy, I hadn't gotten the 6th card, but, I think that the word is "client" Thank you for all the very interesting cards!!!!! Today the 5th card came in!! I'm thinking that the word is "tickle"
Response: Oh no! The card you're missing is the very first one I sent, and that's the one I had to re-send. Do you want to wait a few days to see if it shows up, or shall I send you another card with the missing letter. There is no N in my word.
Comment: And a HELLO to you, too! Loved the Postcard for this and of course I don't mind that you popped it in the envelope. I do it all the time with ikat because we tend to be partners a lot :) Thanks so much!!!
Comment: HA! You send the best postcards! Of course, the Canada's Cool one is my favorite! :) Thanks you!!! Not sure what SusieQ got out of it. I was just trying to be creative! Did it work? By the way, I love your little Loon Island seal, too! So awesome you are! Thanks again! (Love the Bunny Suicide and Wine Glasses, too!!!!!!!!!!)
Comment: Yes! They'd DEFINITELY fit in!!!!!!! And how did you find a PC that was PERFECT for this swap?!?!?! Loved it!!!!! HAHA!!! I love your pc's. You must have a secret cool place where you buy them!!! Thanks so much :)
Response: Glad you liked it, Brat. It's part of a collection I was given by an online friend who decided she didn't want to trade/collect PCs any more. There were hundreds of cards, but it's amazing how often I don't have "anything" that will fit a swap.
I have some good ones for your new swap, Summer Fun or whatever it's called.
Comment: Thank you so much for the post cards. I love them. My husband and I are taking our granddaughters on a road trip to those places the end of this month. It will be great to show them the difference between then and now. Thank you so so much.
Comment: Thanks so much. Love the card and the flowery envelope! I have the stuff to carve a stamp but have been too chicken to try. Any good reference sites you would recommend? And the stamps reflect the theme- so fun.
Comment: I loved the PC you picked for me for this one!!! I might have to do this swap again because I really enjoyed it and so many people said they liked it too. =0 Thanks for joining! Have a great weekend!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards. I loved them all. I have been going crosseyed with the 3D one, no luck yet. I used to be able to see those things straight away. Must be getting old.
Best wishes from New Zealand
Comment: Very nice looking Victorian...card...and your right.... I have never seen anyone walk their dogs looking quite like this before..... can you imagine a scooper in one of their hands also.... all dressed up but no where to go....LOLOLOL Take care, and thank you for the great card...Pat
Comment: Thanks for the sweet Kliban's cats postcard! My parents used to get Kliban's cats wall calendars all the time when I was growing up and I used to LOVE them. It's great, I love it, and thanks again!
Comment: Why, thank you very much, dear Canadian friend! I love handcrafted gifts and cards, especially Christmas cards. Thank you very much. Thanks for using a Canadian Christmas postage stamp on the envelope. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hello Eepy! I just received your postcard, and it was so great. Somehow reminds me of a certain movie, though I cannot remember what it is. The stamp you used really also made me glad. Thanks, and have a blessed time!
Comment: Thanks so mush for a a very original ATC. I like the idea of a protest ATC!! THANKS so much for the ATC Journal. It is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I will definately have to subscribe!!!!
Response: Thanks for the rating, monteverde. I don't know if they're still publishing that ATC Journal. I had to give it up a couple of years ago. I'm drowning in paper!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and note. I love living in San Diego, but I grew up outside of Boston and miss the charm of a New England winter. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Anna
Comment: I got a kick out of your long-sized Vancouver aerial-view postcard and your description of where to look in the photo for Moshe Safdie's design of your main public library. Amazingly, I sent out postcards for the Celebrate Reading swap of his design for the Salt Lake City library. Did you receive yours? That Utah structure resembles a slice of Key Lime pie from the postcard's angle. You can view shots of both libraries at the architect's website: www.msafdie.com/#/projects.
Comment: Thank you for sending so many nice postcards! The train one for Louis-Justin is very much appreciated! Unfortunately, I have no idea where you can still find that thin blue airmail stationery... Sorry!
Comment: The card is great! Thank you for the note and for the"transportation" themed postage stamp! The golden retreiver story is typical. Our dog once ate a box of Timbits. Goldens always want to please and if they think they will be in trouble, they go out of their way to show that they will always be your very best friend! Thanks for the card and the note.
Comment: I loved all the poems and everything you sent. You put together such a nice envelope for me. It really, really made my day. I needed that so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope your wrist is better soon.
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. 'Twas fun for me to put it together.
Comment: Hi Eepy, Thank you so much for all the stamps you sent me:) That Singapore stamp is the biggest stamp I have ever seen!! The letter you wrote is much appreciated too, and the brochure. Thank you very much!