Comment: Thank you for your beautiful postcard. What a beautiful bird, the white throat feathers allmost look like a little bow. I'm very happy to add this card to my collection. I hope you'll have a nice weekend, best wishes, Jessika
Comment: Hi Anita! What an interesting tree and beautiful flower! Do they take long to grow? Do they bloom for very long? It is great to see flowers from other countries as I just love flowers! Hugs and Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pic of the Parliament Buildings -- it's interesting to see the older and newer architecture together. Your son is lucky to have you nearby :) I also love the flowers in the foreground and great stained glass Christmas stamp and Air Mail sticker :) Happy week!
Comment: Hi Anita,
I wasn't expecting your card to come so fast! But it appeared in my box today and I was very happy to receive it! I have always wanted to go to New Zealand. It's funny that Wellington and Chicago have the same nicknames. Chicago is called the Windy City! Thanks for the nice card! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Comment: Thank you for the nice comments and I am so glad that you were a single mum also, so you can totally understand what life can be like. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and stay safe in 2016!
Comment: Thank you for the resend! Love the picture of the boat! :) Talk about a loooong trip though! :)
Response: Your welcome. This is my first resend and probably won't be my last while I am here in this forum. Happy you like as couldn't remember what I sent earlier and maybe one day it may turn up lol
Comment: Thanks for letting me into your life :) Sorry to read about your health woes, about going to the ER, and the desk. But I'm glad you're all moved in.
And I doubled over from the postcard and magnet. Love them!
Response: Your welcome and glad you liked what I sent
Comment: If I could give you 5 hearts I would! Thank you so much for the postcards and goodies you sent! I hope to visit NZ one day - I made it to Sydney in 2013, but never all the way to New Zealand! It's definitely on my bucket list!
Comment: Anita thanks so much for the beautiful cards. I loved them all. Plus the wonderful letter telling me all about you. I too do family history and have only been doing it for a year. I am hooked and have found out much about my family. So glad to meet you.
Comment: I really enjoy reading your thoughts on these scriptures! You are so eloquent! Thanki you for sharing with me.
Response: I am glad you like my comments. There are times I have to really think about what is required and for this I am grateful as it to gets me out of my comfort zone and makes me think about the scriptures.
Comment: THANX so much for being a part of this cute swap!!! âœ¿â™¥â€¿â™¥âœ¿ The tiny baby bunnies are so precious!!!! I luv the bunny in the BABY BONNET!!! too cute!!! HEARTS TO YA!!!!!
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Comment: What an awesome sight those caves must be (... but if you have to go inside caves to see the awesomeness... thank goodness for postcards)! I am too claustrophobic to go into caves... but, they are magnificent. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful postcard with me.
Response: Yes isn't wonderful to travel the world for the price of a postage stamp. And look at all the awesome places we get to see too. Thank you for the rating and am glad you liked my pc.
Comment: thank you for the lovely mail art envelope & postcards you included :) loved having a bit of sunshine in my mailbox :)
Response: I'm glad you liked the envie. I wanted to try out my rather basic paint set I bought and quite frankly I don't know why I didn't get one earlier. It's so much fun and the possibilities are endless. Thanks for the rating and glad you liked.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute booklet. I'm so sorry that you had a hard time finding stuff according to my themes. However, you did a very good job. I love everything in the booklet. Good choices and really cute. :-D
Response: Thank you so much I was getting worried it was taking so long to get there.
I am happy you like what I sent you and I did so enjoy making it for you too.
Comment: Thankyou Anita for the gorgeous photos of your frry friends, they are so cute and adorable. it's lovely to be your partner again, thanks Anita for the nice card. Have a nice day, love to your furry family, our pets are one of our family. Thanks love Jennifer.
Comment: Hi, I'm so sorry for being late in rating you for this. I Love bananas too. Therefore, I love your banana envelope & stamps, as well as the fruity paper you wrote the thoughtful note on. Thanks too for the postcards. Take care ;)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, Anita !
I went on Google images to see what is Banofee Pie ; it seems so good !!!!!
Yes, please email me the recipe. Thanks in advance :)
A big heart for the discovery of this great cake :))
Response: Your most welcome. Will email you recipe asap. You will love it, it is so morish.
Comment: Your house looks awesome! I love your garden, Its beautiful!
Response: Thank you for your rating, I have to admit my garden didn't come off too bad as I planted very late in season but plan to do it earlier next year so can get a better crop. I love home grown veges.
Comment: What a beautiful postcard thank you so much :)
Response: You are most welcome. I was beginning to think it was doing a round trip around oz for you. I am glad it made it and you like it. Any time you are welcome to do private swap just let me know.
Comment: Awesome quotes .Love the matching photos. Thank You :)
Response: You are most welcome. I recently decided to use as much of my culture in my artwork as possible as I love to share what we can do. I appreciate the rating and am happy you like the bookmarks.
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous envie and all the wonderful black & white goodies inside! Love the ATC and notecards. Great swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: You are most welcome. When I made the envie I decided to make an ATC to go with it just incase my partner liked them and so was all good that you like ATC's. I do like stationary myself and its nice to have something nice to send to that special partner when sending swaps. Have a great day
Comment: Thanks for the great card & quote! My 4-year-old daughter is going through a big ole Bowie phase so we've been watching Labyrinth all week...it's been so great!
Response: Thank you for the rating, David Bowie's movie is an all time fav with me. When I bought myself a DVD machine some years ago, it was the first DVD I bought and it's one movie I can watch repeatly. It's nice to see the young ones appreciating the old time music and actors
Comment: It wasn't possible for you to send a magnet so it was very nice of you to send me an e-mail to tell me that you will send a keychain instead. Also when i didn't receive the keychain at first you reacted fast and send me another package. Thanks, i love the keychain!
Response: Thank you for the rating and I am happy you received the resend so quickly and you are happy with it.
Comment: WoW Thank You I love the selection you sent. And the lighthouses are awesome :)
Response: You are most welcome. I love taking pics and keep on my camera so can print when needed as i sometimes don't get the chance to take as many pics as I like. Hopefully that will change this year as I am taking a break from study for a year.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the yummy tea.
Response: You are most welcome. I was beginning to think my card deceided to take a break and travel to you after the holidays. I am glad you liked it. I had fun trying to think how I was going to do it. I do like my herbal teas over the everyday hot drinks you can get, I find them more interesting and refreshing.
Comment: Wow! Your photos arrived pretty quickly! Thanks so much for the beautiful photos and information about the exhibit! Thanks for joining the swap too! Would love to see some of YOUR work! Have a great week!
Response: As we had to take photos of others work I was not allowed to take any of my own. I do however have some of my own work and would be willing to share them with you if you like. The students work I sent you are Level 5 (second year studies) of Diploma in Fine Arts - Maori Weaving. I am Level 4 (first year) but up there with the best of them.
Comment: Thankyou for matching the contents to the envie. And also for making a NZ theme. You brightened up my mailbox.
Response: I think it is nice to get this type of mail in the box. I can just imagine what the postie must think when they see them. The lady at the post office was happy when I post them and yours certainly made the shop assistant stop and take a second look. He didn't realise I made it.
Comment: Love this postcard! Envy that you are entering your spring... would love to spend spring/summer in your part of the world and return to the US for spring/summer here! LOL Thanks for the GREAT lambs postcard!
Comment: Kia Ora! Thanks so much, loved the envie and the introduction to Maori art! And the book mark is gorgeous and in use in a book of poetry right now! Good luck in your studies.
Response: Kia Ora to you too. I am happy you love my work. I love my studies and will be returning next year for the next level. At the end of three years I will have a Diploma in Fine Arts - Maori Weaving.
Comment: Hello Anita- Thanks so much for the neat postcard from New Zealand. I don't know anything about your country, so everytime I get a card from there, I feel like I am learning something new. Best wishes, Debbie Christian
Comment: Thank you, thank you for the map card of NZ and for being my partner. Hope your son had a great birthday.
Response: Thank you for the rating. I did have a great time with my son for his birthday. I will be returning again in the next few months. I hope to get some great cards from there also for future swaps.
Comment: Very pretty book thong. I liked the yellow, wire wrapped bead especially. I keep having to smack my own hand and tell me, "Stop fussing with it and let it alone. It's a book thong. No you may NOT make the long bit into a necklace. It is a thong and meant to be a thong!" *slap* See, there it goes again. Cheers!
Response: I am glad you like it. I like the idea of book thongs too and have started making them to use as gifts and maybe sell at some stage for a little pocket money.
Comment: Congrats on your wedding! I also like crafts and got into genealogy a few years ago. A fellow research geek! :) That's very cool you are part Maori. Every year, we have a Maori exhibit here with live tattooing and other arts and it's really interesting to see.
Response: Thank you for the congrats. I love the research side of genealogy as its interesting some of the things you find. I am glad you like the Maori exhibits, I have not taken the plunge to get tatoos though. The thought of the pain puts me off. I love the Raranga (weaving) side of things and all the beautiful things that can be made. Thank you for rating a heart and I'm glad you liked the postcard.
Comment: I received your package today, with FUN things inside. I like your colored envies and your lovely tea note card. I admit, I had to look up "tea, tea Mr. Shifter..." but I found it on YouTube. Thank you for the WONDERFUL selection of tea! The NZ bird postcards were fun too. You made my Friday!
Response: I'm glad you liked your parcel. I had a lot of fun making everything for you.I used to love watching the tea ad on T.V. I still use that expression today as it is very funny along with the ad about pantyhose for legalong brand.
Comment: I am always thrilled to be able to add to my Clebeans collection and this cards makes a wonderful addition, What a great ideal to do stain glass and you did it so well..very beautiful art work, even the back is beautiful,,and I love that bag of extra pretties that I can't wait to use, very nice of you to add these as an extra present....Thank you so very much...
Response: Thank you so much for the beautiful comments and the for the rating. Thank you for giving me a heart too. I'm glad you like your ATC and the little trinkets. I know you will make some great work with them.I love your work also.
Comment: Thank you for the great parcel! The tea towel is lovely, and it is so neat that you included a postcard of each place on the towel :-) Congrats on getting married and good luck with everything. Thanks again!
Response: You are most welcome. I did try to get as many as I could since you had family here in New Zealand, just to let you know what it is like here.Glad you like everything
Comment: Both of my partners for this swap sent late. As of 4/4, both were marked unsent.I received a pm from you on 3/25 saying you would be late due to work commitments. I checked your profile and found:
"Update 25th March, Just thought let you know that I am slowing down for a while. I am not 100% in my health and have commitments with genealogy research and my weaving class I have just started. I will make sure to send all swaps that I am in at present as it only seems fair. Once things settle down I will be able to join more swaps as time permits."
I was sorry to find geneology and weaving helped to make my swap late.
Swap received 4/13/10. Your note said it was late because of an assesment in your fine arts class.
Response: I am glad you received your ATC and thank you for rating me. Things are still hectic at present.
Comment: Thankyou for the gorgeous dragonfly ATCs, they are so cute! And thankyou for the extra pink bits too!
Response: Your most welcome. I was a bit worried I would have to resend but I'm glad they made it there and that you like them too. It was fun making them and I couldn't decide which one to send so sent you the pair and made another one for my other partner.
Comment: You won't believe it, but your swap arrived today!!! I have no idea where it's been all this time, the mail service must have so messed up. But I received it now and love the bookmark. Clever idea and lovely! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad you like it. And I agree that it must have taken the long way round. Maybe it wanted to enjoy a scenic tour of the world hehehe. I was going to resend next week for you if didn't get there but it is sad fact of reality that post does loose its way as it has happened to me more than once.
Comment: I think these sat at the post office for a few days while I was out of town, but they arrived safely. Beautiful photos, and I really enjoyed the presentation! You found some unique headstones, unlike anything I've ever seen before.
Comment: I love it, you are so talented and creative.It is always a great honor to receive your art work...Your work has some thought and time put into it and it shows...I Thank you so very much and I do so with a heart,,,
Response: Thank you. I tried to keep it simple but effective without over doing it.
Comment: Oh my...I am so sorry I did not respond sooner. I just love the package you sent. In fact I just used some of the Tiger Tail and beads in a project I am working on today. Thank you so very much...and thank you for the reminder to send feedback.
Aloha, Cecilia Tutu
Response: I am glad you like the things I sent you. Maybe we can do another swap some time as I love making jewelery too.
Comment: Thank you for the Mount Ruapehu postcard. We both live 2hrs from our UNESCO sites... maybe more when traffic is bad. ;)
I'd love to swap places for a while, you can visit the Great Smoky Mountains and I'll come to New Zealand. :)
Comment: I love to receive form you..because I know before I open the envelope that it will be an amazing atc..And I was not wrong, it is another great piece of your art..You always do very talented art work and I just love this one too...I Thank you with a heart
Comment: Hi Anita, I love the ATC!! It is great!! I love the little ballerina! Where did you get them? I have grandchildren that i love to do things with. I just don't know where to get things like ballerinas. Hope you can hewlp me with them. Thanks again, Nancy (grannystamper)
Response: Hi there,
I received the ballerina from another swapper who sent me some very lovely goodies with an ATC. Can have a look next time I go shopping in the main centre and in our local scrapbooking shop.
Comment: If this atc is your first I can't imagine what you will be doing in a couple of years,,Published in a book or have your own art showing somewhere..I love this atc,, the colors are my favorites and the stone and feather is very creative,,Also I thank you so very much for the great postcards, I love getting things form other country's..I think you did a great job and you earned your heart and A Big Thank..
ps...There is some stuff on it's way to you...Hope it gets there..
Response: Thank you for the great review and I look forward to the surprise. I look forward to more ATC swaps too.