Comment: Wow, that's a very creative looking ATC. I love it! Definitely embodies zig zag perfectly! Such beautiful extras too. Greensboro seems like such a lovely clean and green place. Singapore has its parks too but nothing like that.. Thanks for transporting me there for a moment. 😊
Response: Thank YOU for your kind remarks. I had second thoughts about "zig-zag" LOL but I couldn't manage "zoo". Greensboro is very green right now even with our high temps. If you ever get to visit, see Biltmore! and drop by my place for some iced tea! 😊👍
Comment: Charlotte- Wow thank you for the wonderful package of so many extras. I am definitely going to be making some ATCs with all of it. Your cat ATC is very creative. A wonderful addition to my collection. Take care. Denise.
Response: Glad you liked the ATC and everything. 😊
Response: Thank you! Glad you liked the ATC. It almost made itself LOL. That's part of the fun of ATC swaps. You have one thing in mind when you start but the finished product comes out a little different - usually better!
Response: Yay, it got there at last! 7 emails from the PO saying it was out for delivery. Whew. My part of NC is mostly famous for food LOL! I had to use the larger Priority box because of the cookies. Dewey's Bakery is locally famous, still baking in Old Salem. Happy swapping!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and the extras. I hope you're doing better!!
Response: Glad you liked it. Purple was a challenge LOL. I'm getting new ceilings and light fixtures kitchen and bath. So things are improving. I'm just grateful no one was hurt. And I'll get back to swapping soon, yay!!!
Comment: Thank you for the nice package with pretty stickers, coloring pages, a word search book, craft items, and postage stamps. Thank you for sharing your favorite things inside the Christmas card too. It was a great surprise! 😃
Response: Mail has been so...erratic, I'm so glad it arrived and you liked it! Hope we get to be partners again. 😊
Comment: Oh Charlotte, your lovely package arrived. Wow, love the ATC you made me, so so pretty. Love the book pages, butterfly stickers & the awesome Eiffel Tower many thanks for going out of your way on all this so kind. I really appreciate you. Have a wonderful Christmas, AnnaL.
Response: Hope you have a great Christmas and the New Year finds you in the pink! 😉💗
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Hearts galore her!!! Thankyou Charlotte for an awesome package. I could not believe my eyes!!! Not only a cute dog sketch that looked like my step daughters dog but a package that included Butterfingers!!!! You are the best!!! I have been having a rough time and your mail reminded me of social moments in my life. I can never thank you enough. My heart is full and Thankyou for a thoughtful swap 🌺🌷🙏
Response: Butterfingers - gets 'em every time (giggle). My heart is full after reading your kind words. Believe me, I get sooo much more than I could ever give to my Swap-Bot partners. Hearts to YOU! 💗
Comment: Thank you for some terrific items! It’s obvious you looked at my profile for ideas. I don’t have these cards, which doesn’t happen often because I have over 200 decks of cards. :) FYI: make sure you put the swap name on your notes so it’s easier for your partner. Otherwise, I loved everything!!!
Response: Glad you liked the cards! They were in search of a new home. And I'm now putting the name of the swap on my packages. Hope we'll be partners again.
Comment: WOW! I'm blown away! There are so many fun, interesting things in this package. I especially really love the recipe book. It's so much fun to read through, and I can't wait to try some of the recipes! Thank you, this is the best package I've received in a while!!
Response: I'm sooo glad, I found just the right person for the recipe book! Swap-bot is great! Hope we get to be partners again.
Comment: Oh Charlotte! This is such a special swap! I want to thank you for reading my profile and tailoring this swap to my likes. You were so generous and I love everything you sent. I love the vintage dog postcard, and the awesome spider lights!!! I'm going to put those up at my desk at work. It was such a treasure to open this up. Thank you, again. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Have a wonderful day.
Response: Thank YOU - you did give me more than one ❤ 👍. Swaps are just so much fun and acually therapeutic - gotta be REALLY creative at times LOL. I just love doing them.
Comment: This is so adorable, I love googly eyes! I love how you made the tree in the background. Thanks also for all this awesome stuff! The puffin card is so cool! You're so generous and I'll use all of it. Thanks so much! :):):) Happy Halloween early ;)
Response: Whew, I worried about those eyes LOL! And you noticed that I made the tree - I actually was so happy to find the wood and managed to cut it without breaking it. That's why I love Swap-Bot, the fun and challenge, to see what you can create. 😊
Comment: Oh my goodness! What an absolutely stuffed envie of goodness!! All my favorite things and I can tell you read my profile! Wow, all these are for MY journal and I'm so tickled! Thank you for sharing some real vintage goodies too. Many ❤️💛💙❤️💛💙 for you!
Response: Loving these swaps! My own mailbox is now something hapoy in my life - can hardly wait for the mail carrier (Cynthia, the best!) to come each day. Instead of just junk and bills - stiluff to make me smile. ❤
Comment: I LOVE the cake book. Wow. I can't wait to add some of these flavors to my business.
Response: I knew I would find just the right person for that book!
It was a great swap but in future I'll double check how MANY partners LOL. Got my fingers crossed the other 19 people find something to like in what I've sent.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful envelope of goodies! I love the stickers, your note, and the vintage cards. Your sketch of the sign from the coffee shop is amazing. I really appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness!
Response: Thank you! Glad you liked the sketch, I'm no artist. I was so sad the shop closed, it was owned by the nicest folks. May 2021 be a better year than 2020. And may we all keep swapping.
Comment: I got this swap yay (2020) and I know some people would rate a 3 but it was well done ... so cute! I really feel I got to know you in the atcs ...love the cat lady. Also 2020 has been a cruddy year and I believe in second chances. Thanks for following through and sending the swap. It was great!
Response: Now if I had to do you in 3 ATCs the first would be "kind" and the second would be "sweet" and three would be "friend". Thank you for being all 3. 💜💙❤
Comment: Charlotte, I love your ATC. The glitter looks like sand and the sticker that says today has been cancelled gave me quite the chuckle.
Wow. You went above and beyond. Your envelope was truly adorable all decorated, and it had "stamps". Gorgeous stamps.
The enclosed extras rocked my world! It was so fun to look through everything you enclosed and I already have plans in how to use them. The extra stamps were appreciated too.
Response: Thank you for the kind words!!! Here's hoping we're partners again in future swaps. 👍❤
Comment: Update Aug 7 2020: Thank you so much for making up this old swap! Oh, such a nice sending and all the goodies! Glueing down all the confetti must've been a patience excercise. :) This would get a heart!
----- Will rerate if I get something. -30/03/2017 swap was angeled by the swap host.
Response: Took your package to the PO yesterday. Hope you like it! 😊
Glad you got it - and liked it. Again, I can only apologize for not getting it to you sooner. I'm not going to try joining any more swaps. I really did enjoy the swaps so much and I could do them again now. But I understand - who would want a known "flaker" as a swap partner?
Comment: Charlotte - thank you for sending all the stuff that you did. I appreciate you making up the swap after three years. Thanks again ;)
Response: Sent some photos to make up for this missed swap. Photography has been a lifelong love. I did want to try and make up for the missed swaps, glad I was able to make up yours at least. Loved doing it. 👍❤
Comment: Wow, you went completely above and beyond with this swap! I got post cards, note cards, gobs of stickers, even a vintage cookbook! And all beautifully wrapped and presented. I cannot thank you enough. <3 (PS: You more than made up for the disappointment I had from a another partner in this swap. Bless you!)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all! As for making up for disappointment, I'm working on my own failed swaps from a few years' back. I'm sure your swapper feels terrible for not following through. I sure do. I'm glad my current swaps are going well. ❤
Comment: Wow! You totally spoiled me on this swap. I saw the package in the mail and thought - "uh oh... what did I buy this time?" (I've been a bit of a shopping fool lately. Instead, it was the happiest of happy mail along with the ATCs for this swap. Thank you so much! :)
Response: Gotta ask: which ATC did you like best? 😊
Comment: Wow! You went waaaaay above and beyond! You sent a whole package! Irish things, black kitties, mushrooms, bling! You absolutely made my day. Thank you for your thoughtful gifts.
Response: It was a fun swap! Glad you liked the little things. I'm slowly beginning to downsize a bit, glad they found a good home. Hope we get to be partners again, got lots more stuff looking for new homes (giggle).
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC. I love the pin, thank you!
Response: I messed up doing the "Candy" lettering across the window. Sigh. Glad you liked it anyway. I enjoy swaps like this one, makes me try and think "outside the box" -- in this case, the candy box. (smile)
Comment: Thanks so much Charlotte! I love the beautiful calendar, stamps and your work on the Afremov inspired envie! You made this a great mailday! Best wishes, groetjes Barbara
Response: I'm glad you liked it -- and it got there fast! The envelope was plastic wrapped because my "artwork" was done with watercolor crayons, so it couldn't get wet. Thanks for the kind comments and nice rating.
Comment: Hi Char! Thank you for the lovely pumpkin parcel you sent my way! Your pictures were great and you actually sent a sweet frame! WOW! I'm going to use it to display a Christmas deer picture. Your Thimbleberries notecard was really special, too!
Response: Glad you liked the pictures. Didn't find as many folks doing any decorating for Halloween this year. Must be gearing up for Christmas? Hope we get to be swap partners again!
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome Happy Mail! I loved the ATCs and how you popped some of them up so that there was still a focal point even without embellishments. Also, thanks for all the extra goodies. They will be put to good use :) Thanks again!!
Response: Whew, I'm so glad you liked them! As a collage prrson, I nearly had to tie one hand behind my back to keep from embellishing just a little.
Comment: Thanks so much for your efforts! I 'm very sorry the first envelope got lost! Just received the resend :) thanks for a cute envelope and all the nice goodies.-- Well as I took the time to write you some tipps for mail not to stick to other mail and get lost or ripped in the machine... also make sure to affix the right postage.
Response: Well, at least you got the next one. I'm just disappointed you didn't get the first one. I thought I really did a good job on that one. And the second one, too. (giggle) Uh, excuse me? I don't know what happened to the first envelope I sent but it wasn't the first envelope I ever sent - just the first to get lost. Thanks for coming back to offer advice.
Comment: Charlotte!! This is a truly wonderful envelope!! It is so beatiful. I had trouble making myself open it :) But I am glad I did. I totally love everything you sent me. From the bottom of my heart this has totally made my day. â™¥
Response: Oh, you are just too kind! Thank you!! Wow! Think my head won't fit through the door now.ðŸ˜
Comment: The creativity of the swappers continues to
amaze me. The little dress is so cute - what an original idea. Thanks for all the extras. I'm curious what kind of book the German page is from.
Response: So glad you liked the little dress. Don't know why but it's what came to me when moving the bits around on the backing. Finding that real little hanger clinched it. The book was a very old paper leaflet type book, I worried about sending something in German without knowing what it said -- please forgive if it was in any way offensive! I looked around for it but I may have donated it to Goodwill this weekend. If I find it I'd be happy to send it to you. Fun swapping with you!
Comment: Your cards were super fabulous. I loved the chunky items you added on them. I thought the words for one were super funny.'she was very dedicated and her hair was very chic. I might be laughing for day.
Then you added all those extra goodies to the package. What a great Monday I had. Thank you.
Response: Thanks right back at ya for the Mystery Item swaps. I love how it really pushes me to think outside rhe box and see all the possibilities. Of course, sometimes I want to pull my hair out when Great Idea #1 doesn't work. ðŸ˜ Looking forward to next time!
Comment: â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ˜â¤ï¸ OMG. Charlotte, you are wonderful. My new ATC is just beautiful! That kitteh is too cute! I love the tiny leetle leaves! Very, very creative! My new kitteh book! I simply adore it and I simply adore you for sending it to me.â¤ï¸ I thank you sooooo much for being so kind to me.â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ˜â¤ï¸
Response: You're so very welcome! I have so much fun trying to be creative here, I'm the one who should be saying "thank YOU!" And I will. Thank you, you made my day!
Comment: WOW, WOW, WOW! What at surprise. Thanks for the cute ATC and the lovely trinket box.
Response: Yeah, but did you LIKE it like it? (giggle) I'm glad you did, I was worried it said "beach" more than "sea". I should be thanking you for all the fun I had making it. Found the little box and it just seemed...serendipity.ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Thank you for making up this swap. I don't know what happened, but peace to you and yours.
Response: Have tried to contact you with no response. Update: thank you for responding and the card will be on its way to you tomorrow morning. I do apologize for not sending and I won't try to explain it away. You got nothing and I got exactly the rating I deserved. I'm so grateful to be back on Swap-bot and I will do my level best to be the good swapper I was once.
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful butterfly atc! With their wings up they look like they will just fly off the card! And the butterfly that you sent me! So beautiful! It will sit right on my desk so that I can admire it! If I could give you 100 hearts I would!!!
Response: You did give me 100 hearts - and my heart thanks you! I'm so glad you.liked the little card I made. It's so much fun to see what I can come up with to fit the swap's theme. Hope we're partners again!
Comment: I LOVE YOUR ENVELOPE! I never thought of putting plastic over the entire envelope. It worked perfect to preserve the whole picture you made. And the glitter you used for sand. Oh I smiled ear to ear. My husband told me to frame it and place it on a shelf. Exactly what I am gonna do. Thank-you so very much. Then I opened another package from you. Wow, what a great birthday present. I love the tea cup and saucer. You made my 48th memorable.
Response: Oh, I' m glad it made it through the mail. Had to show the mail person the stamps weren't under the plastic. It was a lot of fun to do. And that mini teacup and saucer were just waiting for the right person, how serendipity it arrived for your birthday. Hope we'll be swap partners again.
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the decorated envie and great cat-related extras! You didn't include your swap-bot name or the swap name, so I had a hard time figuring out which one this was for, but glad I figured it out!!
Comment: Hi! I absolutely loved your cute/creepy monster ATC! I think it looks like he/she has dreads which is so cool! Thanks also for the extra goodies - the were unexpected and so greatly appreciated!
Comment: This is a special ATC because it is so colorful with a unique stamp; thank you for resending.
Response: Glad you liked it. Bet you would have loved Queen Elizabeth, too. Don't usually have mail go missing, sorry it happened this time. It was fun to do another version for this swap -- the stamp was so pretty, I was glad I got to use it!
Comment: Charlotte ~ thank you so very much for the most awesome FLAG photos. It was so sweet of you to put it in a photo album. Now I will add all flag photos to this album! The pictures are really amazing! Thank you so much for joining in my swap. Thank you! XO Kelly :)
Comment: Oh my gosh you sent so much. Thank you Charlotte for all the goodies. take care, darla
Response: Anyone who enjoys making ATCs probably has as big a cache of "small elements" as I have and welcomes the chance to "share"! (giggle) Glad you liked what I sent, hope you can use some of them.
Comment: I love all the statue pictures. My fav's are the dog and the one with you getting an autograph =o) Thank you!
Response: That was a fun photo, me getting "the autograph". Had a little help but O'H was just waiting to be asked... (giggle) Glad you liked the pictures, it was a very fun swap to participate in, we have lots of statues here in GSO.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pictures. Especially loved the sunset and the wisteria.
Response: The wisteria grows on a vacant lot. It's a lovely sight to see in Spring, a whole block long stand of wisteria. I'll be sad to see the lot developed one of these days. Our downtown is enjoying a revival, so vacant lots are disappearing. Thanks for the nice rating. Hope we get to be swap partners again!
Comment: Thanks for the cool pictures...looks like a neat little town. Love that purple shop!
Response: The purple shop changed hands, from a flower shop to "Eclectic". Interesting place, lives up to its name. Greensboro has a lot of charm if you know where to look (giggle). Thanks for the nice rating!
Comment: Thank you Char. Awesome presentation. I love that your reflection is in one of the photos =o) Thank you for the book mark too!
Response: Re the reflection: I figure it's kinda fun to see what a swap partner looks like (giggle). I don't have many pics of me, I'm always behind the camera. Need to learn how to do "selfies", huh? Thanks for the nice rating!
Comment: .Dear friend I get it your letter today. WOoow, it is pleasure to be your partner, thank you for lovely card and all added stuff, most of all I like angel, because I love angel and believe in them . Thanks again:)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. Glad you liked my ATC and the angel. Hope we get to be swap partners again.
Comment: love the card, Char. really nice detailing on the leaves.i envy you having an actual fall. here in southeast alabama it turns from green to brown. only a few trees have the reds and golds. my take on glue is the Zig 2 way glue pen. i literally cannot work without one. for tiny things i like my small xyron.
Response: Thanks for your nice rating and the glue advice. It was a fun swap, hope we're partners again!
Comment: I can't say enough good things about this package, and wish I could give you multiple hearts! The ATC is so cool, and very tailored to my profile, and so many extra! The matchbox filled with tiny treasures took my breath away... what a generous gift :) Thanks!
Response: You liked it! You really liked it! (said in my Sally Fields voice). Glad you liked the matchbox. I love when someone's profile is specific, helps me know just what to send to "hit the spot".
Comment: Wow, what a great package! I love everything--the owl atc, the little cat book, the cat stickers, clothes pins, and the envelope was awesome! Loved the wolf trick or treater and the cat. Thank you very much for sending me such a great swap! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Charlotte ~ where do I begin....at the beginning would be good. I received a photo album and had no idea who it was from or what it was for. Weeks and weeks went by and I kept this little album right on my desk. I would look at it and think that I needed to say thank you to someone. Well a little more time went by and I was cleaning off my table and while holding this little album in my hand once again I did something I never even thought of doing ~ I opened the end with the little Velcro tab! OMGoodness!! WOW!! Unbelievable! The whole other side of the album was filled with the most beautiful photos ever, especially the one of you! You are so beautiful! And each one had the nicest little messages to each picture. Charlotte ~ I am so sorry I was so dense and never opened up the album the whole way! Thank you so, so very much! XO Kelly :)
Response: I think we are kindred spirits LOL. Sounds an awful lot like me. Sorry I didn't include a note with the album. Glad you liked the pictures, I do enjoy taking them! I usually send a little assortment of pics in an album, most of which I find at thrifts. That particular album was nice but a bit unusual. Glad you got to see the pictures LOL!! Hope we are swap partners again!
Comment: Oh, I love you White Rabbit ATC!!! Thank you. I was completely blown away by all the extras you included. I will put them to good use.
Response: Glad you liked it! I don't do much "artwork", most of my ATCs are collage. I had sooo much fun making the rabbit, I should be thanking YOU! He was a bit pale but I just knew I'd mess up if I tried to darken things more. Hope we get to be swap partners again!
Comment: First let me just say OMG!!! Charlotte, you made such a great ATC, heart worthy in itself, but WOW!!! The way you presented it with those skeleton hands! And the extra goodies!!! I love the little skeleton man you made...he has already found a place of residence in a special spot. And the very cool book from 1937...love! The beads...all of it was absolutely amazing. You totally made my week! Thank you, sincerely!
Response: Yay!! You liked my "Fashion is Forever" skellie! I have to admit it practically made itself and I had such a good time doing it! I make those little pipe cleaner characters for different holidays (they're fun to make, too). Glad he's found a good home. Just wish the folks at the thrift shops could see what the "crazy lady" does with the little bits and snips of stuff she buys LOL!
Comment: Holy Wow! Thank you for all you sent! I Love the owl stuff and the leaves all over the envelope. The ribbon on the pumpkin ATC was super cute. I also noted we live in the same state. Thank you again for your extra awesome happy mail!
Response: Glad you liked the ATC and the little stuff. I've always loved making ATCs, hope one day to get better at it. Thanks for your kind remarks and hope we swap together again!
Response: Thanks for the nice rating. Unfortunately, we don't have any grand bridges locally -- you should see the fantastic pictures I received in this swap -- so I tried for a nice variety of what we do have.
Comment: Thanks for the fun photos and magnetic frame. I put the smiley balloon in there and put it on my filing cabinet. :)
Response: You're sweet and I'm glad the smiley balloon didn't give up its life for nothing LOL. I wish I had a picture of me trying to race it to the corner, snapping away. Still watching for something interesting in the sky but here it's just birds and planes -- not even a hint of Superman. :)
Comment: I wish I could give you TWO hearts! I was astonished at the care you gave the display of the photos! What a cool photo book! And the photos themselves were varied and interesting. You did a bang-up job! My husband really liked the two cars! haha!
And that end one was interesting, too! Must be you and your grandie at the zoo! Thanks a million!
Response: You are too kind. Really. TOO KIND. And I thank you for your kindness. Yep, that's me, taking advantage of my one and only chance to sit in a helicopter LOL. Think that was about 10 years ago. I "collect" cars through pictures, only way to afford that kind of collection LOL. The funny thing is, I snap most of the expensive cars in front of the Big Lots store here. Seriously! Again, thanks for the lovely comment and hope we get to be swap partners again. Need to work on some health issues right now, so I'll be taking a break. Sure will miss it like crazy, though. :(
Comment: Neat "O" Charlotte, enjoying the birds too. Thanks
Response: Hey, lady. Glad you liked my poor attempts. Birds are HARD to photograph. Still trying to get ONE shot of my faithful little hummer, at least one where it's recognizable as a hummer. :) Blue herons are wonderful, they move so majestically and so slow LOL. The rails are hard to get, they're very secretive by nature. Hope I get to swao again with you, taking a health break for now. Eyesight problems and oingoing problem with the injured leg. Think 11+ years it would improve, no? Sigh.
Comment: Wonderful photos! Especially like the row of colorful umbrellas.
Response: Our Center City Park, hard to believe that used to be nothing but a parking lot. Now it's fountains and benches and always full of people. If there's one thing our city can be proud of, Center City Park is right up there!
Comment: You are definitely a profile reader. Fantastic items.Thank you bunches! I love all these thrift store items that you chose for me. You deserve hearts, stars, A+'s and kudos. Best swap ever! Can't get over these items, they are superb! Happy Swapping!!
Response: Sorry I never responded to your awesome rating. Sometimes I can get into the "respond" and sometimes I can't. Glad today's a "can" day. I love the Thriftstore swaps, gives me a good excuse to do something I love - shop! :)
Comment: I received the package today, thank you very much! The items you sent are great; I especially like the air mail envelopes, the canned peas cardboard holder for the sewing needles and the vintage wallpaper. The oven mitt and potholders will definitely be used. A very nice assortment... you made me feel bad about what I sent to my partner! Thanks again.
Response: Glad you liked everything. It's funny but whenever I do one of these swaps, things that fit something on my partner's profile just start popping up like road signs, "Pick me! Pick me!" The needleholder, Lucky's", was a supermarket in California where I used to shop when dinosaurs roamed the earth LOL.
Comment: I Love what you sent! Thank you so much!! The decorated envelope is so cute and very me!
Response: A belated thank-you for the nice rating. Another favorite Swap-Bot activity -- decorated envelopes. Hope to get to do some more in future, soon as I get my little health "hiccoughs" straightened out.
Comment: I LOVE your card! Love getting hand-drawn items! Haven't had a chance to search for the song online yet (stomach bug hitting the family), but think the words are fun. Thanks much!
Response: Whew. I'm no artist so whenever I attempt something hand done, I really sweat it 'til I hear back. Yay!!! I should have mentioned this is a song from the movie "You've Got Mail". It's by the same artist who also wrote and sings "Remember" in the same movie (Harry Nilsson).
Hope y'all get to feeling better!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely North Carolina fountains photo album and photo magnet! Your swap was very thoughtful. My favourite photo was the Lion fountain. I adored the tea card as well. (ï½¡â—•â€¿â€¿â—•ï½¡)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. Glad you liked the photos, I love fountains and we have more and more here in Greensboro. Need to get out and about with my camera while the weather is still warm enough Hope we get to swap again in future.
Response: Thanks for the nice rating. Not sure where all my responses went to -- gone with the wind, I guess LOL. Glad you liked the photos. All us camera nuts love to find new victims, er, friends to share our pictures with LOL. Hope we swap again sometime.
Comment: You told the host Swap-bot is all about having fun, but this sure wasn't fun for me.....Swap deadline 12/9. Received PM 12/12 stating it was being mailed that day, no prior communication. Postmarked 12/16. ATC was in pieces. When I communicated my concerns, you said I am difficult to please, refused to believe that your glue did not hold, and promptly blocked me so we could not work out something. The ATC I received can be seen here:http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/11464653384_a7feb16d4c.jpg
Response: I tried dealing with this person but she is more invested in being outraged than swapping with others. I think I'll just stand on my record here as a swapper who goes above and beyond to send my best efforts.
Comment: I am thrilled with my gifts! I love every one. Thrift store items, can't believe!
Response: You'd be surprised what you can find in thrifts and even more surprised at the reasonable prices. I wouldn't recommend buying EVERYTHING from a thrift store but yeah, I definitely check them out. Lots of really great stuff waiting to be found. But don't tell anyone -- we don't need the extra competition LOL.
Comment: Char ~ WOW, they are sooooo adorable! You should be so proud of yourself, you did an amazing job! They are priceless......and the HEART ~ OMGosh thank you!! It's on my board (I love my board LOL)! I too hope we swap again too!! XO (Almost forgot to say ~ thanks for joining in)!!! Oops ~ LOVE the cards!!
Response: Aw, you made me blush. They were fun to make. Working on some simple, fun things for Christmas with pipe cleaners. Yep, everything I need to know I really DID learn in kindergarten! Thanks for the sweet comments, my head is now officially too big. :)
Comment: Fun, fun, fun!! Loved all the pics - especially Woody Woodpecker's work and the glowing garden lights -- going to make notecards with them, I think, so I can share them - great fancy-pants envie, too!!
Response: Fancy pants!! You made me laugh out loud with that LOL. Glad you liked the pictures, I've been trying to beg, borrow, steal my daughter's garden lights. Don't they make the prettiest pattern?! Might have to spring for some myself (think she got 'em at Lowe's).
Comment: Hey! Your pics were AWESOME! Thanks so much! My favorite was the sunset! You are a wonderful photographer!
Response: Wow! Thanks for the kind words about my pictures. I do enjoy taking 'em, gives me something to do when I'm just wandering around town LOL. Sunsets and clouds are two favorite subjects for me. Hope we get to be partners again!
Comment: Thank you for two atcs. I like them both, but my favorite of the two is the one with the yellowish background, because I love the tree in the foreground, and the view of the entire house. Also thank you for the extra little pumpkin brooch.
Response: Ah, you liked my favorite one, too. I had so much fun trying to draw something, I'm gonna go and do it again!!
Comment: WOW, beautiful ATC and so many bonus gifts! I am drinking a cup of the starbucks now. Wish I could give more than one heart!
Response: Careful! That salted caramel is addictive -- just like Swap-bot!! Glad you liked my ATC, i tried to put the stamps so they covered it but you could still see them.. Hope we're swap partners again!
Comment: Nice pic of the cabin window! I agree that the vines are improving the other building. Thank you.
Response: The cabin isn't faring too well with all of our extreme weather lately. Saw it the other day, some of the siding has been damaged and is just about falling off. :( The other building will probably be held up for another 100 years by those vines. :)
Comment: WOW! The envelope had a rough trip, some of the kitties were loose about their ears, but none were badly torn. Thank you so much. The book and bookmark are wonderful. I have several cat books, but not that one. A wonderful package.
UPDATE: Thank you for the kind offer, but it is not necessary. I re-glued where needed, and it now has a home with the rest of my mail art. Thanks again.
Response: I'm sorry the envelope got damaged. I'd be happy to make a new one. When I read your comment, I immediately went and bought more expensive glue. I really worked on the envie, my instinct was to poly the pictures. Sure wish I had followed my instinct. Please let me know if you'd like another cat envie.
Comment: Right on! love your envelope decorations and the huge piece of fabric inside...perfect. I am also enjoying this decorated envelope "thing" and the postal ladies are as well...always puts a smile on their faces when they see me coming in the door!
Response: My mail carrier gets stopped in the lobby when she's carrying one of my envelopes, folks want to see what it looks like LOL. These are the funnest swaps! Glad you liked my muse -- it just had to be mother. :)
Comment: Great job thank you actually better than great job! I tried to not cry. Your work is so beautiful the book you made me is so nice. I wrote in it that the first priceless moment was getting the book itself. Your atc is so so so pretty also.
Response: Aw, every time I read your nice comment I start to cry! I loved making the Butterfly and Flower ATCs and was surprised at how nice they turned out. Hope we're swap partners again.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard of "Sita and Sarita." I will send you a cat postcard in return :)
Response: Came today, thank you!! Nothing like finding a surprise in your mailbox. :) LOVE the kitty, put it up on my bookshelf (that's a "high" honor in my house LOL, if you make the bookshelf!) Thanks again!
Comment: thank you for the scavenger hunt pics. love your presentation! the garden looks lovely. the hardest pic for me to get was the fountain, since most of the ones i saw haven't been turned on yet. thanks again.
Response: Glad you liked them. Fountain pictures are easy for me to take, we're blessed with a few fountains locally. Hardest scavenger picture I ever had to find was a mailbox -- kept trying to find a unique one.
Comment: Wow! The giant envelope is so pretty! And it is just covered with images I love! I totally smiled, when i pulled it out of the mailbox! And then I opened it!!! :D Thank you SO MUCH for the 3 tea bags and the beautiful vintage towel! You really made my day! How very kind of you! :)
Response: I think I'm using too big an envelope for these swaps?? The ones I receive are much smaller. Hmm, I'll have to check, want to be sure I'm doing these right! Of course, you're happy with yours so I can't be too far off base LOL! I wanted to include something besides just the tea and the vintage towel was a color that would go with anything. Thanks for such a fun swap!
Comment: Hi Charlotte!
LOVED my bird mail art! SUCH a lovely bird (front AND back) and all the other decor fit right in so perfectly. Thank you also for the BEAUTIFUL Martha Stewart birds--I will DEFINITELY be using them--they are GORGEOUS!
Response: You're most welcome. Thank YOU for all your encouragement. I'm so enjoying creating envelope "art"!
Comment: What a fun retro mail art envie! I just loved the images and I remember them, too! (I'm 56) I loved that it told a story and you made good use of different types of images--people, graphics, text, etc. I now declare you a bona fide mail artist ;+) Thanks for creating something nice for me.
Response: Wow! Think I'm the one who got something special here -- I'm so glad you liked what I created for the challenge. Now I want to buy some white envies and join some more Mail Art swaps. Gotta keep my "bona fide mail artist" rating current LOL!
Comment: I liked the pictures you took, you did a nice job. Thank you also for the small photo book.
Response: Glad you liked my pictures. I've loved taking pics since I got my first camera. We won't say when that was. I have lots of little albums so I can separate pictures as I want them, rather than in one giant album. I was hoping you'd like it, could come in handy for more Photo swaps. :)
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the fun photo of you taking a photo! I don't think I could pick you out of a line-up without the camera up! LOL! TY for the lovely pc as well! I love libraries! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)
Response: I didn't have anyone handy to snap a picture of me -- and I usually come out looking, well, scary!!! I think our library is wonderful, I spend a lot of time there. I'm on Facebook, think my profile pic shows me as a I really look -- yikes! (giggle) Hope we're swap partners again one day.
Comment: This is a wonderful card. Thank you for all the effort you put into it. v
Response: You are too kind. Seriously LOL. I struggled so hard on this ATC challenge. Had no idea it would be so hard or so different from just working with paper. But what doesn't kill you outright makes you stronger, right? Boy, am I strong after this one!! ROFL!
Comment: I got your lovely cat package today!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I LOVE everything! It's really a great surprise =)) You deserve lots of hearts!
Response: Oh, thank you for the kind comment! So glad it arrived. I decorated the front, folded it, then realized I didn't leave any room for stamps. I wasn't sure my envelope was "art" -- my artistic talent consists of cutting and pasting (I really did learn all I need to know in kindergarten LOL). "Rainbow" is my favorite color and folk art is my favorite art style, so I tried for a happy medium. :) Thanks for such a fun swap! Loved the theme.
Comment: I love everything!!!! I cant thank you enough, you deverve a 10 plus 5 hearts!! thank you again!!!
Response: You're so welcome (and so sweet)! Glad there was something in there you liked. Love when I get a partner with a good list of things she/he likes -- makes it so much easier. :) Happy swapping!
Comment: Update: I was nothing but polite and respectful to you. I made no attempt to hurt or humiliate you. Why would I? Thatâ€™s such a weird thing to say. I said nothing so personal that it shouldnâ€™t be said â€œin publicâ€. I did nothing to deserve your snark and nastiness. If you are feeling bad, then that is all you.
Original rate: Thank you for the lovely atc. I like what you did with her hat. Very fun :)
Thank you for all the extra goodies. It was kind of you to put together this little package, but if we are partners again and you find yourself running late like this just let me know. I'd much rather have up front communication than extras. Thanks!
Response: Obviously, your "thing" is drama. Mine isn't. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the extras. Unfortunately, all of the letters on the ATC were off of it when it arrived. You may want to use. Rads to attach them in the future. I'm owing to try re-gluing them.
Response: Sorry. I used a very good glue. I didn't want to use a hot-glue gun 'cause it tends to get messy with glue threads and blobs and such. I'll look into Rads for future ATCs. Again, sorry it didn't arrive intact. I'd be happy to send a replacement if you like.
Comment: Thanks for the sweet little bird on the floral heart. The metal charm had fallen off but I already glued it back on. What is it? Thanks also for the little goodies you sent:-)
Response: Oh, I must not have done a very good job of packaging it. :( Sorry! The little rusty metal piece was just meant to simulate a faucet handle in the garden, that the bird was perched on 'cause without it he kinda looked like he was standing on air LOL. Again, sorry for the boo-boo. I'll do better in future, promise!
Comment: Those are very beautiful clothing hangers! The package was so tighty bound I took ten minutes opening -- like a bank vault. And thanks for thinking of the book!
Response: Boy, they got there fast! Hope the book was something you'd like -- I saw in your profile you're particular about books but you like quilting and I thought that might be a fun read instead of just a book of quilt patterns. :) Sorry for the heavy-duty wrapping -- I've seen my mail carrier take a tub of packages out of the truck and just drop it on the ground! Thanks for the nice rating!
Comment: Love my stamp ATC.......Very cool flower stamps!!!!! Like the way you presented them.........Wow the goodies you send are the BEST....how can I ever thank you?? So nice of you.......Hugs, â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ Thank you so much!!!!
Response: Whew! I was afraid my ATCs weren't going to make the grade, haven't done any for a long time. Thank YOU for the kind words and nice rating -- very encouraging!! :)
Comment: FUN FUN Thank you for the creative atc. I love the metal letters you used! It was fun unwrapping the little packets. I know the flags will be used in an upcoming project very soon. Thank you for sharing with me. God Bless America!
Response: From sea to shining sea... I'm so glad you liked the ATC. It was Attempt #2, haven't done these in a long time but they're such fun. And even more so when my partner likes what I've made. Yay!
Comment: Wonderful package! You out did yourself!
I needed the new apron pattern & love the Pilgrims and heart hanger (my new nightdress hanger) especially love the embroidered runner. Thank you for my Mom's Day gift.
Response: How did I miss your rating??? Thank so much for the heart. I love the Thrift Store swaps because I love poking around thrift stores, so these are always FUN!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the very thoughtful package. I will enjoy drinking the hot chocolates on the cold evenings that we have up here. The wooden spoon and the crocheted dish cloth will get a lot of I use and each time I use them I will think of you. Thanks also for the very nice letter. I wish I could give you more stars since you put so much thought into your package to make it very special.
Response: What sweet comments, almost as sweet as hot chocolate LOL. These swaps are soooo much fun -- I get much more from them than I give, believe me. :) Hope we get to be swap buddies again.
Comment: If I could give more than 1 heart, I would! A great package and full of things that are "me"! Thank you for reading my profile and sending me all sorts of goodies! I loved the chocolate chip cookie mix, too! Can't wait to stop long enough to make them! Maybe this weekend!
Response: So glad it got there safely and you liked it all. :) I had such a good time shopping for you -- a nice profile makes it easy. I was hoping to do some cupcakes this weekend but forgot about Super Bowl. Think I'll be busy watching. Hope we get to swap again.
Comment: Hi Char,
I received my card and beautiful heart. Thank you so much. I have hung the heart up in my dining room as I have all Valentines decorations there.
Like you I LOVE to bake and make alot of muffins and used to make lots of cookies but hubby decided we need to lose weight . OH WELL!!!. Thanks again and HAPPY SWAPPING!!!!
Would like to send you multiple hearts.
Response: Thanks, Elyse. I love when someone says they want to give more than one heart -- they have just by saying it LOL. Hope we'll be partners again in another swap. And thanks for reminding me gotta make some cupcakes this weekend!
Comment: Wow..thank you so much for the wonderful mystery box! I love every little bit of it. I appreciate your thoughtfulness towards my profile and attention to detail. It's very fun to unwrap suprises inside of a box inside of box of wrapped surprises! Hearts! <3<3<3<3
Response: It was a bit of a challenge 'cause I tend to lean more towards vintage sweet than mysterious LOL. I really like swaps like this one. Thanks for letting me have fun at your expense, kinda. ;)
Comment: Thank you for the tea and the lovely extras, I will have so much fun using them. I wish I could give more hearts! Happy Swapping
Response: Whenever someone says "I wish could give more hearts" -- their wish is granted 'cause you DID give me more hearts! :) Glad you liked everything, I have sooo much fun with these swaps, it should be illegal!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love long walks on the beach in the summer too, I get to go nearly every day tho... one of the perks of living on an island. I wish we had a light house to watch the sun set behind... *sigh* sounds lovely!
Response: Wish I could go for a walk on the beach every day! Wish I had an island to live on, though if the rain continues today that wish might get granted LOL.
Comment: OMG, just got your package and I was so thrilled and honored. How sweet of you. You really shouldn't have! But I love it. How did you do the cloth piece? IS that what the hankie is for? Please tell. LOL Take care and God Bless.
Response: Glad you liked it. I attached the cloth with the rhinestone brad. Ever since I participated in an ATC where you had to use anything BUT paper, I still try to include something non-paper. :) The hankie was just to include something vintage and pretty along with the ATC. :)
Comment: no worries-i did the same thing with my photos in this swap! You images are gorgeous-i esp. love the beach scene! thanks so much for sharing! Happy swapping & shooting!
Response: Thanks, Lauriez, you're sweet to overlook my boo-boo LOL. We had nice weather today, so I was out snapping some pics. Can't hardly wait for Spring to really get here and be out and about more. Looking forward to seeing more of pics, too!
Comment: omg.. wow wow wow.. beautiful work.. the little birds on the heart are so beautiful too.. you put me in lost for words when i opened it.. thank you for taking the time to make something special..xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo laura
Response: You are too kind -- and very sweet! Thank you for liking my efforts. My vision hasn't been too great and I thought I'd have to give up all my crafts. Glad some are still doable!
Comment: Thank you so much for the landscape photos, they are very beautiful. Which beach was the photos taken on? The one with the peir looks fimilar and I just can't figure it out.
Response: My favorite beach in NC -- Oak Island. They have a beach cam, you can "be there" any time you want! Some of my happiest memories -- and best pics -- are of Oak Island. Glad you liked the pictures.
Comment: Thank you so much for everything you sent!!!! I love how you wrapped them with the cute ribbon! I love everything!!!
Response: You love everything -- know what that means? We are kindred spirits! I tend to love everything, too, especially all the nice folks I meet on Swap-Bot! Or as someone younger calls it, Swap-Got. :)
Comment: Thank you, Char, this was such a fun package to receive. You wrapped everything up so prettily and each thing was a new surprise to unwrap - how fun! And I love the things you picked for me, it was almost as if you know me personally. Thanks, again, it was so sweet!
Response: Glad you liked it! These thrift swaps are always so much fun -- I get to buy lots of stuff at the thrift and then I get to send it on to someone as a surprise. Combines two of my favorite things into one. :) Did you like the polka dots? (giggle) I was looking for something more conventional but it did have a certain "swing" to it. Ok, maybe more like bling but cute, no? :)
Comment: Thanks for the PC and the nice note! I've actually been to Greensboro! :-)
Response: Ah, then you know all the great places here -- the Farmer's Market on Yanceyville, the Bog Garden, definitely the Fresh Market! :) It's nice to live in a place where you walk down the street and people you pass smile and say "Hey". :) Come visit again -- Greensboro could use the tourism dollars LOL!
Comment: I love your tradition of the best behaved child placing baby Jesus in the manger. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Response: Glad you liked the card. That tradition really did help shape our behavior, especially from Thanksgiving to Christmas! :) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all good things in the New Year!
Comment: thank you so much! i love it all! can't wait to get started on the german book :)
Response: Thank YOU! It was fun seeing how many things I could turn up to match your profile. Great profile! Made picking things very easy. And children's books are great when you're learning a new language.
Comment: Char, Love the postcard...thanks so much! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Lynnie
Response: Thank you, Lynnie! If you loved THAT one, wait 'til you get the next one LOL. I was so happy when I found those cards -- they're reproductions of vintage cards, made long enough ago they're nearly vintage themselves. Best wishes for a TERRIFIC Christmas and a JOYOUS, PROSPEROUS New Year! :)
Comment: The postcard was a great reminder of an old fashioned Christmas but wished you had shared a personal tradition as the swap specified...thanks. Have a Merry Christmas!! * added comment: enjoyed hearing your tradition :) thanks for reopening the "peace" bridge!!!
Response: added comment: Tis the season for peace above all, no? ;)
Postcards have been resent to all Swap partners in this swap, detailing a personal tradition. Since the Swap deadline is December 15th, they will all be within the time limits for the swap. We'll just call it a "do over", 'kay? Merry Christmas.
Comment: Girl, this is the cutest ATC! It's so clever; I love it very much.. So did my mail man I think. The package was is pieces when I got it! =D I'd be happy to trade the rest of the Gang with you.
Response: So glad to hear you got it and you liked it! Not so glad to hear the package was in pieces -- I'd better do a better job of packaging in future.
If you liked Penny's card, you would LOVE Sheldon's...and Howard's...and...... (giggle). In hindsight, this would have worked equally well if you sent all 5 cards to one partner. Ain't hindsight grand?! LOL.
I'd be happy to send you a Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj to keep Penny company. And hey, I already have your address! ;) But I would need a week to send 'em 'cause I'm having the HVAC worked on for the next three days and now the hot water heater is leaking. Think my home is in worse shape than I am. Sigh.
Comment: I got your beautiful atc today, thank you so much! I love it! I will have to find a special place to put it:) Thank you!!
Response: You're much too sweet and you should have given me the "3" I deserve for being late. Having said that, thank you for being so very kind and giving me a "5" -- and a heart, too!! Actually, I could use a valve or two... just kidding. Kinda. :) Glad you liked YOU (giggle)!
Comment: Thanks for the ATC's. All three were great, but I especially liked the moravian cookie one. I love how it opens up.
Response: Glad you liked them. Hard to believe someone could make three and not have one really fit the requirements for the swap LOL. There was supposed to be a tin of Moravian cookies to go with that one, but my helper got hungry :)
Comment: What a beautiful ATC and Old Bay Seasoning as well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How lucky am I !!
Response: It would have been something more "garden" related, but I read on your list of likes, "Old Bay" and I thought I'd include a can of their latest, low salt -- all the flavor without the high sodium. I sound like a commercial for it LOL. Glad you liked!!!!!
Comment: What a nice surprise! Christmas in July! The matchboxes are so pretty and Christmasy with great stuff inside. The ornaments you sent are wonderful. Did you make them? I'll have to be sure and keep them in a safe place and use them at Christmas. Thank you for such a great package. You really went far beyond the requirements of the swap. I was very lucky to have you as my partner.
Response: Well, it was supposed to be Christmas in July LOL. Some themes just lend themselves to more than one matchbox and the little Santa train was fun to do. Glad you liked it all! And I'm the lucky one, I have so much fun doing Swap-Bot!!
Comment: Love it Charlotte! It was the perfect thing to find in my mail box after a crappy day at work. The fabric package is lovely... one of those that will stay intact for a bit to enjoy just the way it is. Thank you!
Response: It got there fast LOL! Glad you liked "Leonard". I had so much fun making it, I've started on a "Penny" one. And re "the perfect thing to find in my mail box" -- that's a perfect description of why I love Swap-Bot. SOOOOO nice to find something other than bills in the mail box LOL. Glad you liked the fabrics. I don't quilt so I'm never quite sure what ones "work", those "fat quarters" are all sample ones from Vanity Fair. I thought it was nice to have the different colors in the same pattern :)
Comment: Awesome card. I forgot to thank you for the extras. I never thought of using the styro trays for card. I MUST look into this.
Response: It was a fun ATC to make and one of the few I've made that my daughter liked LOL. Now she's saving little paper bits for me! Glad you liked the card, it was a fun theme. Kudos to our coordinator for thinking up a cool swap!
The styrofoam works wells and you can usually get an unused carton!
Comment: Wow, you do awesome work and all the extra goodies wonderful! You do a great job with watercolors! Thanks so much for everything! It is appreciated! Hope you have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
Response: Ah, you're too kind. My rooster was a bit, um, colorful LOL. But (insert BIG "but" here), I had sooo much fun making it for you. I learn from all the other great swappers. Now I'm working on cute cards to include with the swap and better envelopes! Hope we get to be swap partners again.
Comment: I'd say your experiment in watercolours is a success! Well done :) Thanks so much for the pin as well.
Response: Wow, what a nice thing to say! I have been having fun with the watercolors and it's nice to have a choice between painting or collage. :) Glad you liked the little pin, hard to find something to include that was "moon"-ish!
Comment: Hi Charl;otte, Thanks so much for the great ATC!! I love it! It was so unique!! Also, thanks so much for the Chanel No. 5 (which I dearly love, and have none,) and the beautiful earrings. I love them both, so much. This was such a wonderful surprise to receive them, plus the great ATC!! Again, thanks so much! Nancy (grannystamper)
Response: I couldn't send a "Super Girly" ATC without including some super-girly stuff, now could I? LOL! These swaps are so much fun, I should be thanking you.
Comment: OMG!!! I love it all! The cat coin purse is just so adorable. I love cats. The purfume is very nice and to top all that... you sent an old compact for my collection! I have not had a new piece for so very long and this one is FABULOUS. I feel like the luckiest person ever. Thanks for a great swap and thanks for being a GREAT partner. Hugs, Mona
Response: Glad you liked the coin purse-- I had a few and couldn't make up my mind, so I chickened out and had my daughter pick one LOL. That little compact was looking for a new home for quite awhile -- bet it's happy to have found one. :)! Hope we are swap partners again.
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I did make one rather glaring mistake with my ATC -- I was just working it out and it all seemed to fall into place, except I was using the pink and white instead of blue & white. Duh! Glad you liked it anyway :)
Comment: I am happy to be adding your cute whimsical vintage matchbox to my collection, thank you so much! i really REALLY loved the tiny framed with daisies picture and although I usually don't like paper as an extra the ones you included will be used very soon and are awesome so thank you for those (and the cards) and for being such a wonderful partner!
Response: So glad you liked the little box and the papers. I thought the daisy frame was cute for someone who likes daisies :)
Comment: This was extra extra special. I am very lucky, the tree in the frame is now round my neck! its gorgeous
Response: It's fun to make these little cards and then get to send them to other countries even. Glad you liked the tree picture and glad the Post Office was kind, it didn't get broken. Thank you for the kind words and nice rating, much appreciated!
Comment: This is great! Thank you so much!!! And I didn't mind the bacon at all, haha. In fact, I loved it!!! :D
All the little foods are so cute! My mom was really impressed with the tea!
And the pin is adorable. Thank you for an awesome swap!
Response: Aren't you sweet?! Thank you for the kind remarks for my little card. I have sooo much fun making them, but when the time comes to send them I get just a tiny bit nervous LOL. One person's "cute" is another person's "what WAS she thinking?!" :)
Comment: Thank you! I don't look at postmarks or such, so a few days late doesn't bother me. I like the ATC! It's very creative and fun... I can't wait for summer- the bikini is too cute! Thanks for the extras as well!
Response: Sorry it was late. It was ready to go, I thought. Then I started worrying it wouldn't survive the Post Office without a backing. So I had to rework it a bit. I loved this theme, it was a real creative challenge to use anything BUT paper!
Comment: beautiful ATC! very original with the paper folding and the gilding. lovely and very sweetly wrapped with beautiful extras. thanks!
Response: Whew, you liked it. I have to admit, I struggled a bit with this theme. Found out I know much less about Victorian times than I realized. That's what makes the ATC swaps fun, the challenging themes folks come up with.
Comment: Wow, your swap really made my day! Thank you SO much for the great tea and the extras. I especially love the little tea set which will get a special place on my book shelf. I would give you more than one heart if possible! :)
Response: Whenever someone says "I would give you more than one heart", they have given more than one heart. I'm glad you liked tea and stuff, the tea swaps are among my favorite swaps!
Comment: Thanks for the very nice package, all the teas are new for me, can't wait to try the french vanilla, and the cookie cutter, tea bag charm holder & caddie are to cute. My daughter claimed the little book =) If I could only give you a extra heart I would!
Response: I always mean to just send what the swap asks for, but then I start thinking how pitiful the little pile looks and try to find something to make it more :) If you need a good recipe to try out the teapot cookie cutter, I have the world's best rolled cookie recipe - my mom's. :) As for the extra heart, you just did give me one ;)
Comment: Wow, you are such an angel! You went way over and beyond sending the vintage tea cup. I adore stuff like that. I didn't put it in my profile yet, but I do collect antique tea cups and not only for me. Some of my fairies like to sleep in them. Thanks for making me feel special.
Response: My itty bitty artist baby doll likes to sleep in a tiny teacup, too! Glad one of your fairies will have a new home :) My baby found a tiny teacup and saucer shaped like cabbage leaves -- perfect for him. Glad I made you feel special -- you are, you know! So many nice people inhabit Swap-bot :)
Response: Your oh-so-late card is on its way to you. Again, I apologize for the delay. I've never taken this medicine before and I hope to Heaven I never have to take it again. Thank you for your patience. Hope you'll like my poor little card anyway... (insert sad little face here)
Comment: Thank you for the little ladybug s&p shakers. I really loved the orange cookbook too! I love old cookbooks like that with ton of information. How did you know? Thanks again for the nice package.
Comment: oh my god, what a great package! i love those tshirts, even my boyfriend is trying to steal me the green one eheh they're awesome, and that ring too! :D thanks for the teas too! thanks thanks thanks :DDD x
Response: Glad you liked the shirt, it's from my part of the country. We're just a little bit "country" here :) It's funny your boyfriend likes the green shirt, I was kind of thinking one for you, one for a friend! How did he know?! :) Glad you liked everything, it was going to be more but the postage is so high now, takes a lot of fun out of international swaps :(
Response: Well, I tried hard for a heart! :) Guess I didn't quite make it. My cards are kind of "love 'em, hate 'em". I tried to tailor them to your profile. Did you like the Mickey Mouse one? I'll just have to try harder on future swaps...
Comment: Thank you! The security van lines building is my favorite.
Response: Mine, too. That area by the railroad tracks is being developed, lots of new condos going up. So the Van Lines building may not be there much longer. Glad we got to preserve it! The old garage is here in my neighborhood, lots of older workman homes that still have the original one-car garage out back - still being used! :)
Comment: Wow, what an envelope packed full of goodies--thanks! And I love the pterodactyls hanging in Natural History Museum Skylight!
Response: It's a great place to visit. The pterodactyls are actually flying up overhead - kids love it! There's also a butterfly room next to the cafeteria, you watch them while you munch your food! Glad I got to share it with you. Ever in Raleigh NC, it's worth a look :)
Comment: Wonderfully chatty letter and lots of goodies! Thank you very much. I am jealous of all your local indy shops... all within walking distance. Thank you very much for inviting me into your day.
Comment: You are beyond wonderful. Everything is really lovely. I REALLY appreciate you taking the time and effort to send me all these amazing items. Thank you a million times over. I appreciate it very much! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Charlotte, you are wonderful and creative. I loved the FOUR boxes that you sent, each decorated in one of the four seasons. You're very creative and generous. I hope to have you as a partner again. M.e.