Comment: Oh. My. Gosh. I am speechless that you sent me that lovely and historic notecard from your childhood/Florida!! It not only is meaningful, but also truly beautiful~ I plan to frame it. The other cards are very charming and will be put to good use ;- } Thank you very much!!
Response: LOL! I can see you have a good sense of humor, that's great. So glad you got a kick out of our swqp. Many blessings and happy swapping. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Hi Karen (or should I say Ken?) Wow! That's quite a tale. I never heard of Maynard & wasn't sure if you just invented him & his bio or based it on a real person. So I googled him & see you really did your homework! I'm going to share your card with a friend & former clown from my circus days who I know will get a hoot out of it as well. Thanks for a delightfully inventive portrait based story.
Response: Oh, I had such fun writing that PC. I am so very glad that you enjoyed it and on top of it I wrote it before partners were even assigned and didn't you you were in the circus till after they assigned you as my partner. I was so happy to read your profile and see that you were a circus person. Synchronisities like that frequently happen to me.
Comment: Thankyou for the resend. Hi your original parcel arrived today 14/11 . Thankyou it was very thoughtful. I've never made a cloth doll before.
Response: So glad that you got my resend. I pray that you get the first swap I sent and the two doll making books in included as an extra special a treat. Please contact me if and when it appears. I just hope it gets there before Christmas. Cheers, Karen PS. Well. with the beautiful faces you sculpt I sure hope you give the cloth dolls a shot. Thank you for contacting me. I am so very happy to hear that my first $40.00 package and $30.00 post did arrive. Sorry that my first swap was late, but it was sent to you on the other side of the world and I just couldn't afford a $70.00 shipping fee. You can see by the dates on the package that I did mail it on time. I sent this to you as this was my first swap after being off 'The Bot' for about 10 months. I also wanted to show that your talents are valued, as you seem to be a very talented person. I guess it was a bit of a let down as you posted no real descriptors re. the two books or my butterfly atcs, but thank you for the heart.
Comment: FINALLY! I got this one too :) I looooove your fabric postcards, i really do. Unfortunately this one arrived in a plastic cover with Canada Post apologizing for "damaging the mail item". Dont worry though! I openend it up and checked, half the back peeled off, i think from where the paper was weak because of the stitches. I feel really bad that something like this had to happen to an item you put so much effort into making :/
Response: So glad to hear that it got there. They are rarely damaged. This is the first one in years that has been hart in the post. But I'm glad you enjoy my fabric cards.
Comment: I'm sorry, Karen, just realized that I liked your postcard so much that I hung it up immediately and didn't rate you yet! What a great card, I loved the poem -- perfect! I was thinking about Nothing Gold can stay but it was a little too long and this was the same kind of theme. The stamps were fabulous and such a good combination, the beautiful insects and then the Queen in front of a giant flower. I wish I could see the National Park -- is it Point Pelee? Looks amazing, very good for birds and musing by a body of water. Hope we can share another swap sometime! I would be fun to write!
Response: So glad to hear that you are enjoying my little Autumn PC. Yes, the park is Point Pelee. Have a fantastic fall!
Comment: Absolutely adorable!!!! It is just too too beautiful to even set a mug or snack on! Everything about this mug rug is so wonderful -- the fantastic cross-stitch picture, the darling fabric & the exquisite quilting -- I could just sit & stare at it & touch it all day long! I absolutely LOVE it, thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad it had wow factor for you. I did do a lot of work on it and I was so very glad to do it. I was really inspired by the mug rug swap and still am. I'm signed up for the next one too. I really enjoy sending quality swaps and I like it even more when they are appreciated. Enjoy it in good health and please use it. It was made to be used and is totally washable.
Comment: Thank you ever so much for the lovely envelope, envelopes, and initial!! You but so much extra thought into it and I love the fact you went the extra mile to even make sure it was done in my favorite colors. Thank you!!!
Response: Oh, it's wonderful that you appreciate my handiwork. I really enjoy putting my swaps together. I like to make it a really nice surprise, something that has just a little bit of wow factor. That's part of the fun. Much Happiness!
Comment: Thank you for the incredible swap package! I love the ATC. It combines lots of my favs -- purple flowers, fairies, very subtle sparkle. Your cross-stitching is beautiful -- even precise stitching and the back is perfect! It is such a wonderful hobby and I miss it! Thanks also for the tea, the lovely long note, and using those beautiful postage stamps on your envie! <3<3<3
Response: What a warm and sincere thank you. I am so very pleased that you enjoyed our swap. Many blessings and happy swapping.
Comment: â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ Beautiful! Such a sweet ATC from such a sweet lady. I LOVE it!! =D You're in my heart, Karen. â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: So glad you enjoyed it. I don't know how I failed to respond to such a lovely comment. But here's lookin' at you kid almost a year later. I just returned to swap-bot after about a year break. Hope you are happy and healthy Patsy. Cheers, Karen
Comment: thanks for the lovely card, its been a long time since we swapped, good to catch up with you again
Response: So glad that you enjoyed our swap. I'm having a wonderful summer and getting a lot done. I'll be doing a bit of gardening today, going for a bike ride, cleaning and quilting, Many Blessings. Cheers, LPV
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! The stickers are adorable and the bag is BEAUTIFUL, and in my favorite color!!! This really made my day! I would give you a million hearts if I could!!!! Oh, and I love the lip balms too!
Response: Ding, Ding, Ding! (picture a game show and bells ringing) You also get an RAK surprise when I can get around to doing it. You are my 200th heart. Thanks for the heart-five rating and I'm so happy that you enjoyed your little swap treasures. I'll be in touch. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert
Comment: Merci Karen, for the beautiful Paisley ATC (: I dont mind stickers when they are this pretty lol. Thank you also for checking my myspace...sadly no one hangs out there anymore thanks to Facebook so I have not updated it in a while. I am madtatter7 on Facebook (: I love Vermeer so thank you for the card also. Hugs to you. Shalom, Linda Russell
Response: Thanks for the heart-five rating. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our swap. Keep creating and swapping. Much Happiness! LPV
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the delightful package! I love the fish and the turtle... I can't wait to hang them on my wall of 'needle craft' above my reading chair! Your little extras included were absolutely thoughtful and sweet! I got the package on Friday but was out of town until today. Thank you again for coordinating a GREAT swap!
Response: You are so welcome young creative one! Keep crafting and enjoying life. So glad you liked my package. I enjoyed putting it together for you. Since I have a son your age I love when I run into swapper gals that are his age. Then I get to do girly things with 20 somethings, which is great. Thanks for the heart -five rating and keep in touch. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert
Comment: Thank you so much Karen for the lovely PC. Love!!! It's always nice to go to the PO and open the box to see such happiness staring back at me. THANK YOU!
Response: Much happiness! It's Spring so grow and transform. Keep snappin' those photos. I often like to do one on one tades with photographers. You send me three of your best or fave photos and I write peoms for them. If you're up for this let me know. Thanks for the heart-five ratring. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Loved everything Karen! You put so much effort in, I really appreciate it. It has brightened up an otherwise difficult weekend. I am still quilting something for you but my parcel is not far behind.
Response: Big Hugs to you Net. Glad it arrived and that you like what I sent. May you enjoy it all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 'Still quilting' is the middle name of every quilter I know. Not to worry. I know it will be well worth waiting for.
Comment: Thank you for the pc from the Met -- I really appreciate the nice note you sent on it, too! Quotations from Dante are always great :)
If you ever want to do a private swap, let me know! As you said, keep in touch :)
Response: You're welcome. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the PC and quote. Thanks for the heart-five rating. Yes, I will try to keep in touch.
Comment: I LOVELOVE LOVE the bookmark you sent and thank you so much for all the little extras. Can't wait to try the frappe and I love the kitties! You are awesome! I have to ask you a ? though. I have been cross stitching for about 28 years and I want to know how you get the back of your cross stitch to look just as good as the front of it? The back of mine is a MESS! haha! Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Wow! So glad you are enjoying your treasures, what kind words and thanks for the heart-five rating. I have no idea, I just do it the same way that I do redwork for quilting as neatly as I can. That is such a complement from a gal that has stitched far more than I have. I've only been cross stitching for not even a year, but I love it. Feel free to keep in touch. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert
Comment: Love the card, Celebrating on Corn Beads is my 1st modern art of Native Indian.
Response: Isn't it great that the world is so open to sharing different cultures and enjoying the art they create. I'm so glad you like the PC. I really thought it would be perfect for your collection. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert
Comment: very special fabric card, thankyou so much. Love the amazing colours..very zingy :-)
Response: Hey there! That was pretty fast across the pond. Glad that you liked the PC. If you get a chance can you get a Royal wedding PC and Post it to me. That would be way cool. Off to take the corgis for walkies, Cheerio!
Response: Thank you for rating. I'm sorry that you feel that the effort that I put into my Ladybug ATC doesn't warrant a heart. I certainly put my heart into it with every stitch of my cross stitch ladybug on my fabric ATC. These take several hours to complete. I'm sorry if you perfer paper ATCs, but the swap did say any medium. Enjoy swapping and have a happy Spring.
Comment: Karen, Thank you so much for your beautiful ATC and lovely note you sent. It is so much fun getting snail mail and your card made my day.
Hugs to you
Response: So glad to put a smile on your face. It's really great to know that others enjoy my handiwork. Thanks for the heart-five rating. May you enjoy all your swaps. Happy to have you in the monthly Fabric ATC Swap. Cheers, LPV
Response: Hey kiddo, you did it! thanks for the heart five rating. But do try to write a comment in the box. Folks always like that. I did see you comment on my profile comment section. Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve to using the site, but after you get it then it flows right along. Cheers, LPV
Comment: I am so sorry I'm late at rating but we just got back from a 2 week vacation... anyway, I love, love, love your postcard! It's funny how much yours looks like the one I sent to my partner. You're right we do have a lot in common! Happy swapping!
Response: Great! Thanks for the heart five rating. I'm so glad it arrive and that you like it. Feel free to keep in touch. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Love it....gorgeous.... I used to have a liitle scotch terrier ... but he wasn't blue :) thank you
Response: Hey there! Thanks for the heart -five rating. I'm glad you enjoy it. Would you please remind me what ATC I sent you for this swap. Cheers, LPV Oh, Now I remember it was the little dog one, because you like animals.
Comment: Such a pleasure to receive a gorgeous fabric ATC from my friend The Green Butterfly! It is, of course, beautiful, and I am thrilled to add it to my collection. Thanks also for the wonderful extras, and most of all for the lovely note. I, too, would love to stay in touch.
Response: Glad to hear from you. Thanks for your very kind rating. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert
Comment: Wow, what an amazing card. I love the techniques and materials you used. The letter was very lovely and extras were appreciated. Unfortunatey the middle of the key broke and fell off, but I am confident I can fix it right up. :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed our swap. Sorry about the key breaking, sure hope you can fix it. Feel free to keep in touch. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert
Comment: Wow. Just wow. This card is very near and dear to my heart for two reasons. One, my mom sews, and two, it's the first fabric ATC I've ever received. It blew me away. I loved the envelope and everything, not to mention the beautiful stamps. You are so creative. Thank you so much for everything! <3
Response: You're Welcome Happy One! Thanks for the heart-five rating
Cheers, Le Papillon Vert
Comment: Karen: WOW! Thank you for taking the time to create such a special booklet. It was a total surprise and a very pleasant one at that. The texts and images that you chose are beautiful; I'm looking forward to trying the tea as well. Thank you! :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed our swap and I cheered you. Smiles and Hugs from Canada.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely note and book mark! Such a small world.. I can't believe how close we are to each other! I pass your town on the 401 all the time! I would love to have a meet-up!
Response: Sounds great let's get together. So glad you liked our swap. Thanks for the heat-5 rating. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful book of poems all the poems. How can I possibly pass it on? I will so but it will a while before I do so. Thanks for all the extras, I love the cider, hugs . Sorry I have been so long in rating :-)
Response: Sure glad you enjoyed the swap. Cheers, LPV
Comment: The package made it here safe and sound just now. Thank you for the obvious love and care you put into making this :-)
Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed receiving the things I made for you. Thanks for posting your rating please feel free to keep in touch. Cheers, LPV PS I wonder who will pick my yule gift and if they will send me a little surprise in the new year?
Comment: Such a pleasent presentation of poetry! I loved it all from the interesting stamps, to the Muse book (the first I've recieved, to the charming letter! Thank you so much for the creative touch you added to this swap
:-) And for the cider today is out first chilly day here in sunny California and I feel like a cup right now :D
Best wishes to you,
Response: Thanks for the positive note and rating. I'm so glad you enjoyed our swap. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Thank you for your lovely ATC! It's so wonderfully cheerful and sunny. :) I loved the special envelope you made for the card. I think I'm going to start making my own. too. It's such a great way to recycle magazines which I have tons of. I don't sew clothing because I'm terrible at patterns, (but I did make 2 garterized skirts just last week!) but I do like making small items like pouches, potpourri sachets & beaded stuff.
I enjoyed reading your letter very much and learning more about your interests. Music is such a wonderful source of inspiration, isn't it?
Thanks too for the extra paper scraps!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and happy rating. So glad you enjoyed the swap.
Comment: HI Karen
had so much fun this morning opening your package, love all the things you sent, yours is the frist fabric atc that i have had and it is fab will have to have a go at making one. many thanks sandy x
Response: Sandy, so glad to hear that you liked your swap treasures. If you sew and make fabric ATCs please feel free to join the swap I host for fabric ATCs. Thanks for rating. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Thank you Karen for the awesome ATC. I love all to do with sewing and needleworks so I was very pleased to say the least. Thanks for your lovely note too, I appreciate it so much, as it truly brightened my day. Thanks again for everything.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your swap treasures. I had fun making them. Thanks for the heart-five rating. Cheers, LPV
Comment: I was so excited to receive this! Thank you so much! I love the poetry, too. This swap did introduce me to some great new stuff! I want to continue along the chain of sending the book, but I wasn't sure - do I take out the Jane Kenyon poems and put my favorites in? Or do I leave some of the originals? Please let me know how this turns out when you receive it back! I've never had any chain mail before so thanks again, this made my week! <3 If I could give you more hearts I would <3
Response: Wow! I'm so glad you liked my little handmade book. Thanks for the rating and your lovely comments. Pass it forward artmail, not chain mail. Chain mail is when you are threatened that something bad or good will happen to you. This is just sharing art and literature. Yes, you take out the three Kenyon poems. They are yours and then you put in three of your favourite poems. Then you stick your addy label in one of the little boxes for addresses and then send it on to someone else to enjoy the three poems you picked. Cheers, LPV
Comment: I wish I could give you several more hearts for this swap, it was such a wonderful thing to find in my mailbox! (And it's neat that you're a fellow Long Islander, too. :D) I *love* both of your ATCs. The lollipop card is so adorable and clever that my jaw dropped a little when I opened it, and the cat fabric ATC is wonderful, I'm already displaying it on my desk.
Response: Thank you for your positive heart-five rating. I am so glad that you appreciate the time and thought that I put into our swap. Now, listen to some Billy Joel and know there's an Islander up here in Canada making fun little treasures to spread joy across the globe.
Comment: Love the faBRIC atc, and the extra as well. Thanks, Barb
Response: Oh Barb, thanks for the heart-five rating. I was getting concerned that you didn't get it, but now all is right with the world. It's really funny how 'The Bot' gave me you as a partner so many times. Happiness to ya! Le Papillon Vert
Comment: I love love love this envelope of goodies! Thank you for the tea wallet and the teas and the recipes, I LOVE THE GNOME ATC (I want to frame it!) Thank you for all the trouble you went to and all the effort you put in. I am so touched by your kind words. THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH AN AMAZING SWAPPER!
Response: Hey kiddo, Canadian Karens must stick together. BTW, that tea wallet was so nice I was tempted to keep it, but alas that was not my intent when I made it, so off ot when to you. Now I can put the pic of it on my flickr photos. I am so glad you love everything and appreciate the time I put into the swap. To tell the truth I was inspired by your profile requests and the fact that you are doing so much for canadian swappers. I thought you deserved a bit of special treatment. Not to mention a medal for being a mom of three. Thanks for the heart-five rating. Cheers, LPV
Comment: I really enjoyed working in your lovely yellow book! It's very sunny! I hope you like what I have done! You're a very talented deco artist!
Response: Oh, your just such a sweetie Mox. It's great fun to swap with you and get to know ya better. I can't wait till my hot- potato deco makes its way home. Many thanks and my the muses be with you. Cheers, LPV
Comment: I 'got my stuff' AND it was a heart-worthy package because I get to come over and meet my previously 'virtual friend' in person! What a wonderful treat for someone who sometimes feels isolated halfway around the world from other English-speaking crafters and artists... :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and positive rating. I look forward to meeting you and your family. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely pc, I loved the beading and I LOVE fabric pc's! Thank you for the card and thoughts, it was so informative and fun reading! Hope we meet up again in another swap!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for posting your heart-five rating.
Comment: Thanks you sooooo much! I love it all! And thanks for the tag too! I will answer your letter, because, well, I already got the swap ;) I would love to do it with you again!
Response: So glad that you loved everything. Now, I look forward to receiving your package. I made the swap mailing deadline a few weeks away so you could have time to get it togther and mail it from denmark way prior to the mailing date, so it would get here, but I remain patient. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Comment: Hi Karen, Thanks for the great ATC!! I love it!! I have never tried using my sewing machine on ATC's--but it looks so good! I must try it!
Again, thanks and hope to swap again with you soon! Nancy (grannystamper)
Response: Thanks for the heart-five rating and kind words. Give fabric ATCs a try you'll love them. Be sure to join the monthly Fabric ATC Swap I host. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Oh WOW !!! I love them. Thank you. I enjoy having you as my partner:). I actually keep all the note cards and use them as backings for ATC's and Inchies but, I will use the John Deere in JesseJames' lunchbox, he'll get a kick out of it.
Response: So glad you liked our second swap together. Smiles and Hugs from Canada. Have a happy and sunny day. Cheers, LPV
Response: Thanks for the positive rating. It was a challenge for me as I usually send a bit more. So I follow the swap requirements and was still able to get everything in but the tea bag. So glad you liked what I sent. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Wow! You really did manage to fill the envelope and still cover it with a 57 cent postage stamp! Thank you for everything. The recipe sounds great and I will try it. Thank you for the fabric,etc. Hearts to you.Also, the letter was a treat. Enjoy the warmth of the Lake Erie summer.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and positive rating + heart. It wasn't easy for me to keep it at 57 cents as I usually send more, but I did it. Smiles!
Comment: Oh ... my ... gosh! These would have to be the best ATC's I have ever been given - they are my favourites for sure! Thankyou so much I adore them, they are so well made and just gorgeous!!! A gazillion <3's and hugs to you!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and heart-five rating. I am so glad you enjoy my handy work. I love thinking that at anytime around the world someone might be smiling after opening one of my envies. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Just wanted to let you know I got your package. I will open it on Monday :) (hearts and extra comments will come then :) ) MONDAY!! Thank you SO much!! I can tell you took the time to make it extra special just for me. I LOVE the lip glosses and that everything is GREEN. Wish I could give you extra hearts!! This definitely brightened my Monday.
Response: I'm so very happy that you enjoyed and appreciated getting your swap treasures. You were my 100th heart and 110th 5. Thank you for your rating and kind comments. Have a green and minty fresh week. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Oh my goodness! First of all I was so surprised by the envelope you made for this swap...out of a Hello Kitty calendar, so sweet! I feel spoiled! I just LOVE what you did with the theme of sewing on your cards (very clever and creative) and I know just the friend I am going to send my extra card to. Your nice note was just so thoughtful and yes you did brighten my day! The fabric cat ATC and cat stickers are just delightful! Thank you so much! Wish I could give you more than one heart for your kindness and generosity. hugs, Bonnie <3
Response: What a happy comment! So glad that you enjoyed your treasures. Feel free to keep in touch. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Oh My Goodness, if I could give more hearts I would. A beautiful, thoughtful, useful parcel of goodies, I love it all. Thank you so so much. :)
Response: I'm so very glad that you love your swap treasures. Thanks for the heart-five rating and your kind words. I have less than kind words for Canada Post and Australia Customs. The best thing about this swap was that inspite of how long it took to get to you, we both communicated regularly about the missing package. Thanks for staying in touch and not giving up on the me or my package. Cheers, LPV
Comment: What an awesome package.. Love the fabric ATC, 2 of them what a bonus and the Lyle Lovett CD.. WOW!! You really went all out.. If I could give you 10 hearts I would...... Thank you so much.......Barbie
Response: I'm glad it had wow factor for you and it brightened your day. You have such a personality on your profile. It makes it easy and a joy to create an envie for you. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Karen, thanks for the great card - it did brighten my day! Relatively speaking, we're neighbors. When I was in college, one summer I took classes at Ohio State's field station on South Bass. We had a field trip to Fish Point Preserve on Pelee Island - really amazing beaches, and it was the first time I saw leeches swimming in the marsh waters (usually we were picking them off our legs!) Have a great week! Jolene
Response: ooo! Leeches? Yuck! Well, there are much better times here at the point than a wade in the marsh and leeches. Feel free to take a road trip if you want and we'll craft it up. So glad you liked your swap treasures. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Hi Karen,
I do apologize for this late rating. Your frog atc was just delightful. Thank you so much.
I got a real kick out of it.
Thank you so much for sending the very pretty postcard of the Butterflies. WOW, they are so pretty...amazing. That was so extra nice of you. : ) I hope your week is going well. Thank you again for all your kindness. Have Fun
Response: So glad that you liked your swap treasures. Thanks for the heart-five rating. It's very beautiful here the rains have let up and the sun is out. Cheers, LPV
Comment: First it was a pleasure to me to join your swap.
Thank you so much for the marvellous parcel, I loved all, the amazing hand made card and the beautiful pin which is already on my jacket.
Response: Prego! My dear sick Italian friend. I am so glad that it cheers you up and that you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the heart-5 rating. I try to send special things I hope that others will really enjoy. Get well soon! Smiles And Hugs from Canada, LPV
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies =) I especially love the book mark you made, it's so big and so hard to misplace! I usually have a bookmark hunt every night, trying to find the one I know is somewhere in the bed with me ;P
Response: OMG you got the package! Thank goodness! Then there is hope for two other packages of mine that were send abroad at the same time I mailed yours. Thanks for the happy rating. So glad you like what I sent.
Comment: Got the package today! Thank you for the oh so beautiful fabric card. It's very pretty and unique. And thanks for the delicious(!) candy bar - white choc is my fav too, but you already knew that. Love the quotable napkins you sent too. Thanks for doing this swap with me.
Response: So happy that you enjoyed the swap treasures Thanks for the positive rating and comment. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Yum! Great chocolate I understand why you love it. Have never tried it before but started nippling on it as soon as the envelope was teared open :-p I love the napkins also I'm having four new girl-friends over in a few weeks and these will be our napkins! So fun! And the card is beautiful you are very talented. Thanks for another great swap.
Response: Thanks for the happy comment and positive rating. I'm so glad you liked it. Cheers,
Comment: Karen -
Very nice swap, perhaps the nicest I have recieved to date. The card is lovely. Thanks so much for the bookmark, it made me laugh and I can't wait to try the tea--it is a new one for me.
Response: So glad you loved my little swap treasures. Happy Spring! Cheers, LPV
Comment: I loved the card and I will have to try the recipe, too! Thanks for the stickers--I think I'll use them on the next letter I send out! I know it is weird, but I kind of feel strange that our swap is now over. I have become attached to you and our other friend! Is this what happens to newbies, or am I just strange?
Response: Thank you for your sincere comment and positive rating and heart. I'm so glad that you liked what I sent. No, it is not strange to feel an attachment to people that you swap with, that's why I have kept in contact with some of my swap partners. I have sent them a friend request and added them to my relationships list and I have written to them again or done private swaps. Please feel free to contact me whenever you want. Cheers, LPV
Comment: WOW!! What a package I got today! Karen, thank you so much for the pashmina, book, candy bar, stickers, and adorable napkins! I love it all and wish I could give you more than one heart! Thank You!!
Response: I have just gotten home from a symphony concert and it was fantastic. I am so very happy that you really like all your swap treasures and that you were truly surprised. I look forward to keeping in touch. Thank you for the positive rating and the little wee heart. Cheers, LPV
Comment: If I could give you more hearts I would!! Your ATC's were just gorgeous - Thank you sooo much!! And for the extras too - and the lovely letter!! The gorgeous envelope you made to - what a delight to find it in my mail box!!! Thank you thank you!!!
Response: Wow, what lovely generous comments. I can feel the good Karma floating my way. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your swap treasures and that they brightened your day. Thanks for the 5 and the wee little heart. Cheers, LPV
Comment: What wonderful selections and how inspired I was to read them! The format and paper are simply exquisite and I really love the corgi limericks. Mostly, however, lapapillonvert really did what I hoped this swap would do: she made me rush to listen to music I had never heard before and/or music that I had not considered at length before. What wonderful taste and what exciting choices. I cannot thank you enough.
Response: Hey Kiddo! Thanks for the glowing rating. This was a great swap. I'm so glad you enjoyed some of my favourite tunes. I'm looking forward to getting yours in the mail, of course the Easter Holiday stopped the mail up here. Keep in touch. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Thank you Karen, The bookmark is perfect, I luv it. Thank you also for the extra cute owl one too. I will treasure them for a long long time !!! Thank you
Response: I'm so glad you liked the bookmarks. It's fun making them and a great way for a quitler to use up off-cuts/smaller pieces of fabric. Just one thing, it's okay that you put my real name in your comment kiddo, but when writing publicly try to use ID names.
Comment: Love this letter! It arrived slightly damaged due to Canada Post just squishing it into the box, but I had An Angry Word with them and I'm certain it won't happen again. Great letter though!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked my letter. I sure hope that you'll answer some of the question I asked you in another letter to me or via e-mail. You seem like a positive person. Enjoy 'The Bot.' Cheers, LPV
Comment: Oh my goodness! This truly was an extra special package! Where can I begin? The hand-sewn art trading cards are absolutely beautiful! And the hair clips, the Hello Kitty bookmark, the lovely hand-made envelope and beautiful postage stamps you mailed everything with....This package totally brought a big grin to my face. Thank you so much.
Response: So happy to hear that you enjoyed the little swap treasures that I sent. I like to read partner's profiles and add a couple little surprises that might brighten their days.
Thanks for appreciating my efforts and for the little heart.
Comment: Oh wow! I wish there was a way to give you more than one heart. I woke up today, sick as usual with this awful cold and finally felt like opening my mail. This package has totally brightened my day. Thank you so much for the extras and for being so thoughtful. Your package/atc's is one of my favorites so far!
Response: I have so been in your shoes before. I was so very, very sick in January I almost went to the hospital. Thanks for the positive rating and the little heart. I hope that you are feeling better really soon. Cheers, LPV
Comment: Hi Karen and thanks for the really beautiful card! Love the Muir quote and the stamp even! Point Pelee looks like a great place to walk your dogs unless they're the type that like to chase birds! I had to look up Leamington, and Point Pelee was marked on my atlas too--you're really close to Detroit I see. You'll have to IM me and tell me about yourself.
take care, Carol in Denver
Response: Thanks for your positive rating. So glad you could find us on the map. I just love sunsets and really enjoyed doing this swap. I'm glad we could add each other as friends. Feel free to keep in touch. Cheers, LPV
Comment: wow... Thank uu so much for this beautiful completed package :) i enjoyed everything u sent me inside... I love the brochure, adore the coin purse so much i reallu like it,and esp i love the stories of ur city and ur letter. I will keep it :) hope when i get back to my hometown at the end of the year for holiday, i can send u something nice as well. Thank u so much... I love everything.
Response: Thank you for the heart! So glad you appreciated my time and effort. I'm so pleased you enjoy your treasures from my city.
Comment: Wow ... !!!! I wish I could give you more than one heart ... !! What an absolutely amazing package. Thank you so much!!! I was really happy to see the Stash teas, because that brand isn't available in this country, so I've hardly ever tasted any of it. I love your extra fancy envie, I will definitely use it to store something special in. :-) Thank you so much!!!! :-)
Response: I receive your many hearts and am grateful for your lovely response. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your swap treasures.
Comment: WOW! The envie you made is absolutely beautiful! I will be sure to use it for my wonderful goodies! Thankyou for the teas as well, but you totally didn't have to send more than 2!
Response: Thanks for the heart and your gracious rating. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your swap treasures. I love making my fancy envies.
Comment: The little frog for my phone with the saying: "One day my prince will call" actually made me cry. Thank you so much for your swap you don't know how much that meant to me although it was just a silly little something. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart and your tender response. Yes, he will come and until them believe in yourself and all things beautiful. You are a gem of a swap pal.
Comment: OMG what an amazing swapper you are, thank you so much for the gorgeous envelopes, they alone would be worth a heart but to read my profile and make me another envie to match my likes AND to make me the fun atc as well AND the gorgeous FQ (which gave me a giggle btw) I wish I could give you 10 hearts, keep going this way and you will be the swapper everyone wants to swap with, I cannot say thank you enough, especially when it arrived today and I am having an awful "family" day. Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Oh, neca this means a great deal coming from you as you seem to be a long time and quality swapper. Thank you for your gracious rating. I receive your 10 hearts and they bring me joy! Please keep in touch.
Comment: thank you for the ymmy candy, great postcards, tea towel and stuffed birdy. I am hideing the towel from hubby as he is a birder and will take it away. He doen't know about the candy...thats all MINE.lol thank you!
Comment: Wow! You made the most beautiful "Mardi Gras" fabric postcard! I loved the bright purple, green, and gold fabric. It was so pretty I have it displayed in my kitchen for everyone to see! Thanks!
Comment: What a beautiful place this Point Pelee Nat'l Park is! I spent a lot of time in Canada as a child. We went to this place called Red Lake, Ontario, way UP there. We crossed the boarder at International Falls, MN. and the stinky paper mill, LOL A beautiful country...and you have Tim Horton's!! You are sooo lucky! Hugs, Karyn
Comment: i am sorry i didnt rate u soon have had grandkids over all week and just didnt get it done sorry yes i love it and i dont have any of that theme. picture daughter has camera still but i will send it to ur email address ok hun thanks u did a awesome job for ur first swap iam was glad to be ur first partner as well. thanks so much.