Comment: Wowee, it's worth the wait! Canada Post placed plastic around the padded envelope, but generally intact. I love the tapes used and the vinyl storage case. I'm order online stickers now, and it would be great to use this case for it. Thank you for everything. The envelope was nicely decorated as well.
Comment: Thankyou so much for the awsome envie of happy mail:))) I SO VERY MUCH LOVE the things that you chose for me!!!! The "Forget Me Not" bookmark is absolutely awsome!!! I have never seen that picture of our saviour before. So beautiful and touching!!!
Response: I am so glad to hear that you like the happy mail I sent you. I love that painting on the bookmark-"Forget Me Not". It truly is a beautiful painting of our Saviour. I wanted to share that with you.
Comment: Hey Stella today the postie knock on my door and asked for customs duties and i was like: ehmm i didnt order something :D for a second i thought not to pay these amount.. but than i ddnt want it to go back, so i did. As i opened your mail i was suprised about how much you send and how nicely put into the bag thanks a lot for my washis and also for the plastics they are so usefull and i also loved the quotes. i wish you all the best take care🌸🌸🌸🌸Happy Swapping Rabia
Comment: Beautiful Article and loved the pictures on the pages of the Very Interesting Article., Its a Keeper to put in my collection.. You will have to come to Ohio to see the Ashtabula County Covered Bridges and the Barn Quilt Trail... Festival is held in October. I live about 1 hour east of South Euclid.
Response: How wonderful! I'm glad that you enjoyed the article. I loved the pictures as much as the article itself. The Ashtabula County Covered Bridges and the Barn Quilt Trail festival sound great. I've got to come to Ohio!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card with extra goodies -- and bonus words, too. It was postmarked Feb 16 and was delivered today, 3/17. smh. Maybe next time we should each walk halfway and we'll meet up to hand it over in person. Does Nashville sound good? :)
Comment: I love Orioles. There beautiful birds. I've only seen them in person once, when I was visiting the east coast. I often watch the Cornell Ornithology Lab's Sapsucker feeder on YouTube...they often visit there come spring/summer. Best, Rick
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Valentine Day card! I completely agree with you about Valentine's day, in that I also associate it with ALL kinds of love, not just romantic! Thank you for your kind words! XOXO
Comment: Since it's only my kitty and I for Christmas, I'm saving the opening of individual items for the actual day. I did gift Aspect one of those super fun orange pipe cleaners, and we played chase in the hall before bed. I also put a crinkle paper down in front of tree, and she's loving crinkling on it! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad that the presents arrived safely. I'm also very happy to hear that Aspect received one of the orange pipe cleaners. I thought she would enjoy them. I'm saving my presents from this swap until Christmas too. I hope you and Aspect have a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi Stella:-)
Thank you for the awesome selection of stamps. Stamp collecting is a newer obsession for me. I went to Barnes and noble and got a stamp collecting book with down loadable sheets that you can attach your stamps to as you get them. Although, I am going to look for an option os storing them that is less peranant, like plastic sleeves maybe?. Thank you again for the great stamps. Have a great day and happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas robin card and your letter. It's a lovely letter and makes me wish we still had my parents and grandparents with us. Thankfully we still have my Aunt and Uncle with us. They are 89 and 90 this year. It is such a blessing to have wonderful family celebrations and memories of times past. Have a blessed day!
Response: Diane I'm so glad that you enjoyed hearing about my family traditions. It's wonderful that you still have your Aunt and Uncle with you! Family memories are a blessing at any time of the year. I hope you have a blessed day too. Kindest Regards, Stella
Comment: I loved the Utah card. I love to travel and visit national parks and SEE/take pics of amazing things. You've inspired me to come to Utah soon. Maybe this fall when we head to trade show in Nevada. I just have a hard time w/ the desert culture b/c everything looks "dead" to me. I'm used to overload of green here!
Response: I'm so glad that you loved the Utah card. I hope you can come to Utah soon. There are some beautiful national parks here. I understand about how green it is where you are. I'm from England and it's very green there too. Even though everything looks 'dead' the colors are of the landscape are gorgeous. We do have a lot of trees here in Salt Lake City-but not as many as back east. I hope you can come for a visit here.
Response: ***Regarding the two 1 ratings from 2011:
I had to take care of my mother. She had been living with my sister and my sister's daughter. It was not a good situation and was causing my mother considerable distress. My mother came to live with me. She was 88 years old at that time and already becoming frail and unable to live on her own. I had to make a lot of adjustments in my home to accommodate her. I took care of her for over 10 years. She became even more feeble--both physically and mentally--as time went on. It was a lot of work. But I was so glad that I could take care of her. My sister for many reasons was not capable of giving her the care she needed. I have no other siblings or extended family that could help me. At the time she passed away (last year) she was on hospice care. Mom lived until she was 98 years old.
In the middle of all of those changes I simply forgot about the swaps I was involved in. I did not deliberately flake on those partners I had in the two swaps. This was a major and unexpected life change. I'm very human. I have been in other swaps this year--2020. I have completed every single one. I wanted to rectify my mistakes with these two swaps. The first partner has not been on Swapbot since August 27th, 2020. The second partner has not been on Swapbot since November 22nd, 2020. I messaged her December 27th, 2020 before I saw that she had not been on Swapbot for a month. I do not have either of their addresses. I do not know what to do to rectify these 1 ratings. I will gladly send out the items for these swaps when I can contact these partners.***
Comment: The journal was over two months late but there was a lot of work put into it so I'm changing it to a 5
Response: I am truly sorry for the extended delay. I know it has been over two months since the deadline. I had to pack up & move some of my personal belongings in January. That took longer a lot longer than I thought it would. I was sick the entire month of February & the first week of March. Then my responsibilities at work were changed without notice. That was very stressful for me since I have not done that kind of work in over five years. A lot has changed in that time. I have felt flattened. I like to send out quality work. I did not want to rush it & send something out that was sloppy. It took time for me to find just the right quotes etc. & pictures. I included some of my own photographs. There are a couple of envelopes with things inside.
I know I can't really make up for the delay. But I did include something extra for you. I mailed it today & it should arrive Tuesday 4/12.
I have never been this late on any of my swaps since I have been on swap bot. I am truly sorry.
Comment: loevely photo cards Stella! i esp. like the flowers with bees & the little kiddie ride "airplane" ones! Thank you so much for sharing! I know I will use them soon! Happy swapping & shooting! :)
Comment: I am sitting here at the computer on Christmas evening and just opened your lovely card. Thank you so much for the card and beautiful story enclosed. I pray you had a nice, relaxed Christmas day.
Comment: Wow Stella, I'm stunned by your gorgeous journal. Your summer looks amazing, your creativity has stretched over so many different art and crafts. The 10 ways to boost your creativity are just what I needed, love the fauxlaroid (and the word itself!). I've never done anything with yarn but the wrapped pipe cleaners are genius, the dancing leaves are beautiful and your actual bookmaking of the journal itself is so well done. I shall treasure it as well as be inspired by it (thanks for the necklace too!)
Comment: This heart is worth 3 hearts :D Thanks for the amazing package. I've wanted movies, but haven't been able to find it. The journal is awesome as well :D You did a great job on it. I love your style.
Response: Thank you for the heart! It really was enjoyable to draw in the journal. It was so hard to part with LOL! So it makes me very happy that it went to a good home & someone who appreciates it. Hugs!
Comment: You really made my day with your great ransom note! You did your homework to see what park to drop my collection at! LOL...and THEN I saw the card and LOLOLOLLL'D!!! Thank you so much..I'm going to frame it and hang it in my art room!
Response: I had so much fun with the ransom note & finding a place in your city to drop off the ransom-your rubber stamp collection & 500 charms! LOL! I am so very pleased that you enjoyed it. I'm sure your Hello Kitty is pleased too! That was close! Phew! LOL
Comment: Thankyou, Stella so much for the beautiful Album for the ++NEW++Photographing your city/town WINTER. I love the photos of Salt Lake City wow what a nice place to live and the lovely photos, it has plenty of snow there. The photos are really nice, very thoughtful an amazing album. I will treasure it and if I could give you more hearts I would, thankyou Stella for the album, love Jennifer
Response: I had so much fun taking the photographs for this album. I took them over several days & months. I think it was close to 300 shots in the end! I enjoyed every minute! I wanted you to see Salt Lake in it's every day mood--not just the 'tourist' spots. I am so happy that you liked it. I am glad too that it arrived safe & sound. Hugs, Stella
Comment: thanks for the cool photos !! Love the snowmans face !!
Response: Thank you! I thought it was cool too because they aren't snowmen. Both photos were just patches of snow on the ground. The faces came from the way the snow was melting. Who would have thought? Have a fabulous day!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful calendar and picture of Utah. Next time I'm out in the west, I definitely intend to visit you wonderful state. Have a healthy, prosperous and happy 2010.
Response: I'm so glad that the calendar arrived safely. I chose a calendar that showed something other than the 'usual' scenery! I'm happy that you liked it. Best wishes for a peaceful, prosperous New Year!
Comment: Great drawings - love the one with the tealight. Thanks :)
Response: Wow it really arrived fast! Hooray for the Royal Mail & US Mail. I am so glad that you liked them. The tealight is a large glass jar with a tulle (it's like nylon netting but more fine) bow tied around the top. It's one of many I am making for my daughters wedding. You are so welcome!
Comment: Hi Stella, ALL THAT I CAN SAY IS WOW1111 You are amazing, so thank you, thank you, thank you...wish I could give you 5 hearts...anita
Response: Yeah everything arrived safely & quickly too! I am so glad that you liked the envelopes. This was such a fun swap. It was delightful picking out the different papers to make the envelopes. You're welcome! :0)
Response: I am so glad that everything arrived safely. You never know sending a thick, full envelope through the mail! I really enjoyed choosing the papers to punch. I'm glad that you liked everything!
Comment: All the quotes were wonderful and I absolutely fell in love with "The Listeners." Thank you so much for the extra Japanese poems, too.
Response: I am so very pleased that the quotes arrived safely. The fellow at the post office wasn't sure that they would survive the postal system with the handmade envelope. I am glad that you enjoyed the quotes. I really enjoyed finding them for this swap. It was great!
Comment: I enjoyed the quotes you sent
Thank you purplelver- cindy
Response: I am so pleased to know that the quotes arrived safe & sound. I wasn't sure that the envelope would be ok going through the postal system! But I am very happy that you enjoyed the quotes. It was so hard to choose just a few. ArtfulFig~Stella
Comment: WOW! This journal is an absolute work of art, I will really treasure it! You got my interests absolutely spot on. You have totally made my day - thank you SO much!! Oh and extras too! I've wanted some scrabble tiles for crafting for ages - AND a magazine for me to read! I feel totally spoilt, you are an amazing swapper, thank you!!!! :-) x
Response: I am so pleased that you loved the journal! I really enjoyed making it for you. It really was a lot of fun! I'm glad that I had some scrabble tiles I could send you. The magazine is quite popular over here. It had some gardening ideas that I thought you would like. Enjoy!
Comment: Stella! Wonderful postcards, thank you so much. And candy too! Utah is a beautiful place, I lived in Idaho for a couple of years and drove through Utah. It's nice to have postcards to remember that time. :)
Response: I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the postcards & the salt water taffy. I'm glad that you had the opportunity to drive through Utah. It's great that the postcards brought back happy memories!
Comment: WOW, what a package. I love Utah. I havent been there since I was prob 12 but we use to go to SLC and have friends that live in Bountiful. Very pretty and oh so different from where I live now. Thanks for sharing and bringing back some memories!! - CTR
Response: I am so glad that I was able to bring back some happy memories. Utah is beautiful. CTR!
Comment: Thank you for the Utah card. I had just recently sent for some information about vacation sites and activities for Utah. Don't know if we will ever visit but it is interesting to see what is there.
Response: I'm so glad that it the postcard arrived safe and sound. It really is a lot of fun to see other places & hear about the interesting places that are different than where we live.
Comment: Thank you so much for an amazing collection of wonderful goodies!!! I love all of it - we have very similar likes! I really appreciate your generosity and want you to know that your envie made my day!!! ~~cher
Response: Wonderful! This was such a great swap. I'm glad you liked everything I sent. It was really enjoyable putting it together for you! ~~Stella
Comment: Thank YOU so much for the very beautiful card you sent me!!! I totally loved ALL the quotes you wrote - I LOVE quotes - the card with the heart is perfect for me as I collect hearts and LOVE is one of my favorite words and your card has BOTH!
Then you decorated the envelope! AND you sent me a beautiful watercolor like flowered card - which now is on the shelf above my desk - with another quote!!! I wish I could give you MORE than just one heart - YOU deserve it!!!
I hope I get to swap with you again! Thank you!!!
Response: I must have been inspired. It is so nice to know that you loved the quotes I sent. It was soooo hard to choose just one quote. That's why I had to send more & decorate the envelope. I look forward to future swaps too. You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you very much for the words of encouragement!
Response: This was such a great swap. I've really enjoyed it. I'm so glad that you liked the words of encouragement I sent you. I think that everyone could use some words of encouragement these days. :0)
Comment: I'm glad you like the idea of swap! I really enjoy your watercollors! I also put an ambulance car on mine, its everywhere, always...sad but true!
I love you envelope. The letter arrives open on the side, but I think its all here! best wishes.
Response: I'm so happy to know that the sound map arrived. I really enjoyed drawing & painting the sound map. It had been snowy & cold here in the US. It's winter-now spring. When I drew this it was the first sunny day we had in a long time.