Comment: Thank you so much Lee-ann!
Your card was absolutely lovely and I really enjoyed getting a glimpse into your life. Such a pretty card, too.
We have indeed had some fairly chilly weather over here and it is difficult to even imagine the temperatures you reach in Australia. How wonderful that you grow your own vegetables and so can enjoy the summer rain!
I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are in good health and get to enjoy the rest of the summer. All the best!
Comment: If I could give more hearts I would, thank you so so so much for your amazing package and lovely letter, so great to read how you live and what you do and you are a happy (grand)mum! That what life about, being happy! Loved all those amazing gifts. Again thx!!
Have a great day too!! San
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful card and I loooove the coin purse with coins and the magnet. How very generous of you. What a wonderful surprise! Did you make the coin purse yourself? Happy holidays to you!
Comment: Oh my gosh what a wonderful box of Christmas candy I was sent! I love every piece, especially the Australia themed ones! You sent such a variety, I love them all! Thank you also for the many, many bonuses! No expense was spared on postage either! Everyone should know what a fantastic swapper you are! All of you thought and effort putting this box together did not go unappreciated. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Response: Leezy your comments were wonderful and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am just so pleased the parcel arrived safe and in "eating order" we had a small heatwave here when I sent it so worried a little...now it is cold again. hugs to you both, enjoy your candy we call them (lollies) and I will be intouch after christmas and yes lets swap again. "merry christmas" Lee-Ann
Comment: Thank you so very much for the pretty card and the unexpected yet very much appreciated gifts enclosed! The bookmark is very "Christmas-y" .
What part of the USA did you visit of your trips here? I'd love to make it to Australia someday...Oh to dream. Merry Christmas Lee-Ann & have a Happy New Year!
Comment: Wow..... you've been to New Hampshire.... and thank you so much for thinking it is so beautiful here... I agree... with you, but I think your part of the world is also beautiful... I've been to Mt Victoria, Happy Holidays... Pat
Comment: Lee-ann, oh my goodness thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies you sent! I feel so very spoiled! Any one that has you as a swap partner is lucky indeed. I cannot wait to get started on the book and my daughter and husband started enjoying the candy as soon as I opened the package. :) I hope that you and your family have a merry Christmas and happy New Year.
Response: Thank you for your very kind comments I am just so pleased the parcel arrived before christmas and that you will enjoy the chocolates and book over the chrstmas season......merry christmas to you and your family dear new blog friend. Lee-ann in Australia
Comment: Hi dear Lee-Ann - Thank you soooo much for the lovely parcel you send us. My kids LOVE the "kokodil" and the "kolabÃ¤r". I love the clothpattern - and sure - the magazines you send me :) I would love to send you a picture of Leonie & David with *your* animals :) Please send me your mailadress!!! THANK YOU SOO MUCH
Response: I am thrilled that your parcel arrived and that you have enjoyed everything in the parcel.........I am also pleased your children loved the "Aussie Animals" I will send you my email and would love a photo. hugs from a new swap friend. Lee-Ann
Comment: Hi Lee-ann, So fun to get your package. When I opened it I had to take a picture of the wrapping and ribbon. Thanks for all the great goodies. What a sweetie you are. I feel spoiled.
Response: I am just so thrilled you were pleased with your parcel I think the best part is in the giving BUT the even better part is in the hunting down of the items to send......Merry Christmas my dear new swap friend.
Comment: thanks so much for the beads! what a cute idea with the cloth:) how sweet of you to share your stash when glass beads are so hard to find there! thanks again so much!
Response: I am sure by this swap you know I love vintage glass beads and are always happy to share my finds! (smiles) thank you for the beautiful heart and rating, O! and sewing the beads on a vintage doiley was a fun way to share them with you "Happy picking!!" Lee-ann
Comment: Goodness! You sent me enough to open my own store! Thanks!
Response: O! yes it was So Very Hard !!!! to send just a couple of pages I do hope you liked them?
"Aussie theme" for this vintage book page swap was in my head from the moment I joined the swap. thank you so much for the lovely rating and the heart . Lee-ann
Comment: Lee-ann: Your pkg was too pretty to open so my hubby finally pulled the ribbon. He's so nosey..ha. All I can say is WOW! and WOW! again. I also had a migraine today and your pkg made me feel so special the pain was forgotten as I went thru each item twice :) A dozen hearts for you! Thanks, Margie
Response: Dear Margie so sorry for the very slow responce to your lovely rating comments but we are have a bad time here my husband is fighting cancer BUT! we think we have reached the corner and wqe see the sun shining again..........I am so very happy you loved your parcel and that it arrived on a very day that you needed a little pamper!!! blessings Lee-Ann
Comment: Thank you for a fantastic package. I love everything, especially the knitting needles and the goldfish ornament. However the kitchen gadget has me baffled - what on earth is it? I've gone over every possibility I can think of and I'm completely stumped. Thanks again - its a great package :)
Response: So pleased it has arrived at your door and that you will enjoy each parcel within the one swap Retro ~ live it love it. was such a lot of fun.
Comment: Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for the wonderful parcel. The note cards are all great and I love the writing sets too - it was ever so kind of you to include those. And it was all so beautifully wrapped! It really brought a smile to my face on an otherwise gloomy and cold day.
Response: Your parcel was sent with my very best wishes to a new swap friend........thank you so much for the heart I was thrilled the parcel was worth a heart to you. see you again. Lee-ann
Comment: Thanks so much for everything i got those teas smell soooooo yummy cant wait to try them, n the books sound really good. N loved the cup. i wish i could give you like a 10 cause u packed it so great as well i really didnt wanna open it lol
Response: So pleased it arrived safe and that you will enjoy the books..........great teas arn't they. and gosh! the heart is wonderful and I thank you so very much from my heart. lee-ann
Comment: Oh my gosh!! Your package just came today, and I was amazed...I was just expecting a book, and besides a great-looking book, I also received a handmade blanket! The colors are so beautiful!! I cannot wait to use it while reading at night...and having something beautiful for myself! I can't thank you enough...I would give 10 hearts if I could! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!
Comment: Thank you. It was nice of you to take the time and write. Very rarely does anyone do that. Happy Holidays.
Response: Hello luv2swap so pleased the card and extras....Christmas dec. and calender reached you from here in Australia.........so wish you had left a comment I love to find out if all is well and enjoy a chat!!! with my swap partners. Merry Christmas!
This was a super nice card and gifts. Lee ann, it was so sweet of you to send the calendar and orament. I will treasure them forever. Thank you for the really cute Christmas card. I love the cards where Santa is not a the North Pole but, in a hot area. Thank you again.
Response: So very pleased you loved the swap I loved getting it to you with a treasure or two! Happy holidays! Lee-ann
Comment: Goodies have arrived and tempted as I am, I shan't open them until Christmas! (The excitement is building) Thank you
Response: Now you keep to your word about the cross stitch goodies........no peaking now!! you here until Christmas. it was so nice to put this parcel together for you I do hope you like the pieces. Lee-ann
Comment: Lee-ann....thank you so much! The calender is awesome! And its so interesting to look at the different holidays celebrated there compared to here. The little ornament insude the card didn't quite survive though...nothing major..just a couple pieces broke off or got bent...thank so you much for them! They are all incredible! Merry Christmas!
Response: I am so sorry the decoration came to you damged and it being just made of wadding and still it got damaged "darn! postal service" thank you for the heart I wish you again "holiday season good wishes" Lee-ann
Comment: love the way you did your package. it made me feel special. i do hpoe to swap with you more
Response: Well you are special!! (smiles) truly I am so pleased you liked the cookie recipe swap...I am makeing some of those delish!! pieces tomorrow for the pre-christmas suppers we have. best wishes to you. Lee-ann
Comment: This is one of the best swaps I've ever received! Thank you so much for the thoughtful recipe. I love the handmade paper you printed it on and the cookie cutter! So sweet! I plan on posting a picture on my flickr account later today.
Thank you again. I'm thrilled!
Response: Amanda, I am filled with joy that you loved your little cookie recipe swap from me here in Australia............now you must try them they are Soooooooo! delish!! to my new swap friend Merry Christmas Lee-ann
Comment: Oh My Gosh!!! What else can I say??? I am in chocolate and black liquorice heaven!!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies!! I wish I could give you a heart for every extra goodie you sent! I love the cross stitch kit, I can't wait to do it. I love the chocolate!! I love the liquorice! I love it all!! I was so surprised when the package arrived!
You are awesome Lee-Ann!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
Response: So pleased your chocolate bar swap arrived safely and that you will enjoy all the treats I popped in for you from here in Australia. it was so much fun going into the store and saying "O! yes one of those, and one of them, and I must send that too!! (smiles) yep! it sure was fun for me too doing this swap. Merry christmas my new swap friend. Lee-ann
WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Thats with a big smile on my face.Your swap package got here today.. You are just wonderful.. I adore all the vintage goodies you sent. And I could smell the lavender when I opened the mailbox. I appreciate you going into your stash and sharing such yummy things with me. You are an awesome swap partner and I am HAPPY!! heart heart heart wish I could give you TEN!! Thank you again..Holly
Response: Now that was so much fun putting it together and sharing my special little pieces with another who I just knew would enjoy them too. It was great fun putting this together and if you ever need anything from the land down under (australia) just let me know....promise now!! (smiles) have a lovely holiday season as we will at the beach and under the hot sun!! Lee-ann
Comment: Thank you, Thank You so much for making my very first swap special!! If I could give you 2 hearts I would. :)I loved all the different tea bags you sent and koala tea packages. I can't wait to try the Australian chocolate candies as well. Thanks again!
Comment: wonderful, well thought-out package!! my son loves the new cars (he hasn't gotten any candy yet...after dinner) and i love the yarn, candy, bag and pattern book. my daughter isn't home yet but i'm sure that she will love whatever she received as well. thank you!!!
Response: Just so pleased it has arrived safely and that you and your family loved the parcel it was sent from Australia with much good wishes to you. Happy knitting. Lee-ann
Comment: What an AMAZING package!! I wish I could give you a 10! Thank you so much :)
Response: tea cosy's from the heart that is what this swap was all about. happy swapping always to you (may your parcels come from around the world holding goodies you will treasure and much happiness always) Lee-ann
Comment: I really have no words to describe the package I have recieved in my mailbox today... you deserve not one, but one million hearts!!
So carefully packed, so beautifully presented... and such wonderful contents! Thank you SO much!
I love the apron, and the sweet detail of the delicuous lavender tucked into the pocket.
I had a terrible day today and you really lifted my spirits. I'm dying to try out all the recipes, especially the "impossible pie", it sonds impossibly great! ^^
Response: I do recomend the "impossible pie" lol lol lol! truly I am so pleased you got the swap safely and that you enjoyed the recipes and the good wishes that were sent with this parcel. best wishes to you Lee-ann
Comment: Hello Lee-Ann,
Thank you so much for the -once again- huge and beautiful package. I love the local cookbook, it's going to be great fun using it to impress my husband with my Australian recipes ;) and the Christmas recipes are awesome. The tea towels are perfect for my kitchen, exactly the right tone, and the soap will be a nice luxury.
Response: I am so pleased this swap reached you safely and that all the "bits" made a nice parcel for you to open. There is something special about sending to you so lets hope that I get a chance to do it all again some day. If you would like a great easy aussie recipe for an apple slice please take a little peak at my blog is is so easy and will impress family and friends always....lots of good wishes to you dear swap friend Lee-ann
Comment: Oh Lee-Ann, I am totally blown away by my birthday package and i haven't even opened the presents.! I have opened the card and i send you & your dear friend lots of hugs, it is just lovely and a very personal touch, and very much appreciated. I cant wait to peek inside the parcels, I am trying to save them for my birthday. I can tell already you put lots of thought into making me such a special parcel. They are all so beautifully wrapped and packaged. I'm having a super time just reading bits of the newspaper!! Thank you for being such a wonderful partner. Will pm you the minute i open them. hugs Debbie x
Response: Debbie gosh! I wouldn't have the strength to not open my gifts early.....I have always been like that lol lol (smiles) but seeing as your birthday is Nov 5th You will be ok! I am sure. I will tell my dear friend you liked the card and I just hope you enjoy the other pieces as well. Looking forward to hearing so. best wishes always Lee-ann
Comment: Lee-ann.... What a lovely package. There was no mistaking all the thought that you put in sending your swap. I shall make use of all the hankies and extras even to the little flowers you use to wrap it all up so nicely. Thank you very much. The little piece of art was especially nice and will have a place among my treasures.
Response: So pleased you like the swap it was a lot of fun looking for vintage hankies and also adding that very "you!" wrapping.....did you like the little piece of art from Paris? I am sure you did. thanks so much Lee-ann
Comment: WOW! I couldn't believe the amount of chocos i've received when i opened the package! And thanks for the bag, its gonna come in handy! This package is gonna last me fo a long long time. Thank you soo much!!! =)
Response: now you enjoy each and every piece of chocolate won't you!! it was sent with good wishes and I am pleased you liked the bag too...best wishes again to you. Lee-ann
Comment: Oh my God, you just took "above and beyond" to a whole new meaning! What a huge package for a needlebook. Thank you so so much for everything. I am deep into several embroidery projects and I'll love using the colors you picked for me, the basket is going to be very useful for my growing collection of craft material and I must say that the chocolates are already gone ;)
Most of all I absolutely LOVE the needlebook, the colors are just right, it is going to be perfect with my stitching set. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern from your Grand Mother, it really precious.
Response: I am so! SO! pleased you liked this swap it was such a fun one for me to do and as crafting is not something I am good at the little lady needlebook was a project I took on with love......so thank you for the heart and wonderful comments. best wishes Lee-ann
Comment: Monday tuesday wensday thursday friday saturday and sunday, I have nothing but love for you and for this most awesome swap!
(spoiled and loving it! <3 )
Response: Jessi, I had the BEST!! time putting this swap together and it was so much fun knowing each day you would be unwrapping another. I thank you for the wonderful email you sent me and you touched my heart with your comment about the aprons....sharing is such a big part of my life and it was wonderful to share this swap with you dear friend.....I will be intouch again soon we may have to do a special swap together, but friendship is the best swap of all. blessings Lee-ann
Comment: I have been flaked on quite a bit lately but opening your package restored my faith in swap-bot! the things you sent fit me like a glove so to speak 8) I'm off to enjoy a cup of fairtrade coffee and some yummy looking cookies. And on the 26th of January I will invite my friends over to celebrate. This package deserves a hundered hearts!!! Thank you ever so much, Lina.
Response: Lina, how pleased I am that you are enjoying this swap it was sent from my heart not for a heart but I truly thank you for your lovely comments and your heart you gave me. I enjoyed very much looking for the pieces of Australia to add to this parcel.....it was fun! Lee-ann
Comment: OMG Lee-ann!! I got home today and was like WHAT IS IN THIS GIANT BOX??? i loved everything you sent to me. did you do the crochet yourself? i should have a 60s themed tea party haha. all the tea sounds really nice too, and very nicely presented. i'm off to have some right now. LOL a million billion hearts, what an awesome package!!! anna ^_^
Response: Anna, a special thank you for your kind words. Now being an Aussie like you I had to make it extra special so I am happy you liked it all....O! thanks also for the very lovely email also. I truly hope to be sending you more swaps in the future....Lee-ann
Comment: THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL GOODIES!!! <3 <3 <3 bug loved her package she was super excited about all the stickers. i had to make cupcakes right away to use the fun sprinkles, and cannot wait to use the bag!! i loved it all. you are such an amazing swapper! hugs!! (i posted a pic of bug with some of her goodies on my flickr account)
Response: How wonderful that you had to use the green monster sprinkles straight away! that made me smile, I am so pleased you enjoyed your pieces from this parcel as well because I did very much enjoy putting it together for you....hope to be seeing you is swap land again. cheers! Lee-ann
Comment: WOW. I'll say it again- WOW. What a mother lode you sent! Thank you for being so generous. So much more than I was expecting and the projects I have running around in my noggin to do with what you sent. WOW. Oh and the pattern book? How fun is that! Thanks so much for a fun swap!
Response: Oo! I am so pleased the swag of wool was all right and that you can do something with it....I can tell you I was like a child in a candy store picking it out as most of it was on sale here seeing as winter is almost over along with the season of knitting.....cheers and have fun! Lee-ann
Comment: thank you so much :D "notebook" looks interesting and i can't wait to start read it! thank you for the adds too :) the dish cloth is a really great souvenir from aussie :D i like it!
Response: I am pleased you will enjoy reading this magazine "notebook" it was a little hard deciding on an Aussie magazine for you we are the magazine capital of the world I am sure as we ALLbuy our share each week and love them.....cheers and thanks for your comments. Lee-ann
Comment: What a lovely package to open on Christmas Eve! Even the ribbon was beautiful. I love the cards you selected to send. My favorite is the one you made. It is so beautiful, and I will choose someone I really like to send it to. I also especially liked the little Santa cards. Actually, I loved all the cards! And I appreciate you sending postcards for me to send to the girls. It will encourage them to get out a map and learn a bit too. Thank you so much for a very special package.
Comment: Hello Lee-ann, thank you so much for the wonderful and generous package, it's like you sent me four swaps instead of one!! I have received it about a week ago but didnt have a chance to rate you. Hope you are enjoying your Christmas!
Comment: Lee-ann, I wish I could give you 10 hearts for this wonderful package. I love everything in it. I can't wait to try the teas and i love the names. Thank you 10 times for this wonderful christmas gift from Down under.
Response: Leah, I do hope you will be happy to change this 1 when your parcel arrives, it must have taken way longer then normal as was posted some time ago from here in Australia. I am sure it will be there before xmas, so give it a little more time won't you, As Australia to USA is a very long way and at this time of the year I am sure it is even longer. You may like to read my other swaps sent comments to know I am not "NOT" sending it. thanks Lee-ann
Comment: I just received your AMAZING package! I don't think 'above and beyond' gives you enough credit...the amount you sent me is incredible, and I loved all of it!! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas :D
Comment: Wow, thank you so much! What a thoughtful and SUPER cute package! I think the gift bag was maybe my favorite part, SO CUTE! Thank you thank you thank you<333
Response: I am so pleased it all arrived in one piece, yes when I found the gift bag I could not believe my eyes! I just had to pop! everything into that little gem!! of a kitten!! Happy thanks giving to you. Lee-ann
Comment: Heavens to murgatroid! I must have been very good for quite sometime to be so blessed by someone so kind! I received your package like a big huge bear hug today! It was like you hugged me & hugged me and shook me around a little bit like a doggie does it's favorite tea towel! You are a star! Thanks for rocking my world! It's a better place because of you! oxoxoxoxo Laura
Response: Laura yep! consider yourself "shook a bit! lol lol" truly I am so happy you liked the parcel. It was so much fun wrapping, and wrapping and packing some more! lol lol lol! best wishes to you. Lee-ann
Comment: I'd give you more hearts if I could! This package was so generous & thoughtful, my mother & I felt very touched by the effort you put into it and the lovely card aswell. Thank you for one of the nicest swaps I have ever received! :)
Response: I adore the idear of giving! and it is lovely that you enjoyed this swap as mush as I enjoyed putting it together for you dear strawberry. thank you for these lovely comments. Lee-ann
Comment: WOW! I am overwhelmed! All the candy looks delicious. There are so many kinds of candy that I have never even seen. The map of Australia was a fun surprise. It was neat to see where you live. And the bookmark was an extra special touch. Thank you so much! I am going to send you a small present because you are so thoughtful. :-)
Response: Maureen you are so very welcome it was such a lot of fun hunting out "made in Australia" lollies. The very lovely parcel you sent me arrived today and I am so thankful for your kindness. The mag's are wonderful and the cup & saucer will be on my breakfast table every morning now that is for sure.
Thank you again so very much, I am thrilled truly I am.......email to you on its way! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the candy!! It was lovely. Although as it was a Christmas candy swap I expected to get some candy that was Christmas related. But maybe you don't have that in Australia. I enjoyed the candy anyway! Thank you and thanks for the lovely bag you sent it all in!! Merry Christmas!!
Response: Agnetha, I am so sorry I must have been a little off the theme......but I think the many! many! bags of candy should have well and truly made up for that :) s it cost me a huge amount to send to you......blessings, Lee-ann