Comment: Rachael! I love what you have done with the last 2 puzzle pieces! Thank you so much! I'm sad that this has come to an end but happy to have a completed puzzle! I hope you and your family are safe and healthy! Cheers!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Scone Recipe- and the Church Bulletin. This must be a huge Church. Mine is a Small Rural Church and on a Really Good Sunday we might have 22-many of our members are over the age of 70, oldest just turned 91...They are the Prayer Warriors..
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I had my mail held over the holiday weekend. I love my swap package. Beautiful flower texture coin and hilarious (and appropriate) rowdy girl coin. Lol I also love the new county fair postage stamp and the awesome tiger-cat card. Thanks so much!! <3<3<3
Response: So glad you like them! Hadn't made any in a while...
I love all the new stamps! Been having so much fun using them :)
Comment: Apologies for not leaving a comment with my rating! I've been a little derailed by Life Stuff, plus I think I started one and it was deleted by me pressing a wrong key...Anyway, love your coins, and the cat card was so cute... Waterbury is the home of our favorite second hand emporium! Cheers, for neow, C
Response: Totally understand on the life stuff! Glad you like the coins! :)
Comment: Thank you for my happy mail! 😃 I absolutely love the puzzle piece you made for me and the background was super cool! I am really enjoying this puzzle monthly swap. Thanks for being a great swap partner.
Response: Yay! Glad you like it. I had fun making it too. I'm also enjoying the swap - can't wait for the finished result! Thanks for the heart. Have a beautiful day!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful postcard and for sing my favorite colors and stamps! We just saw a doe with 2 small fawns this am, so I am hopeful that the animals may come back. Nothing in the sea though, and the fishermen have caught nothing so far. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you liked it! Happy to hear you're seeing something...it's a start!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I babysat for years for my nieces, nephews and grandchildren! We did just as you do, I so enjoyed those days and miss them! Now that they are grown we meet for lunch or some other outing and they visit me! Enjoy they grow up way to fast!
Response: They do grow too fast! The oldest is already 15. Thanks for the 5 and heart!
Comment: What a sweet wintry mugrug. I could see myself sledding through this scene. Thank you for the tea and adorable deer note card. I enjoyed swapping with you and hope to swap more textile challenges in the future. 🤗
Comment: Thanks for the interesting note about monument. I saw the Statue of Liberty when I was working on a project in New York,but I did not walk up. It was great to see it though. Happy swaping, Linda
Comment: Wow, I LOVE how you decorated the envelope! It is inspiring me to try out some other stamping techniques. And thank you so much for the book pages and washi tape, and the notecard with your frog story. Fingers crossed for them to remain visual entertaining only for your cats. :-)
Comment: You board was so colorful! I enjoyed it a lot. Iâ€™m glad I noticed your message, while I was feeling down about the cold. I particularly loved the Captain America outfit and the fun fact about Churchill saying OMG. I saved the Pilates moves too.
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm going to do my best to wait! :-) Oh my gosh! And I totally forgot to mention the tatting kit! Thank you so much! I'll give it a try but if you didn't get it, I don't know if I will!! lol UPDATE 12:25 Awesome!! I love the mushroom carved stamp! Great job Rachael!! Thank you for the seahorse rubber stamp and ATC cards! They will be put to use! So generous! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package! I am SO excited to have a new Inka Gold color to work with! I was getting sick of gold. And I love the swirly background stamp. It was perfect! Merry Christmas!ðŸŽ„ðŸŽ
Response: Yay! I thought that jade was so pretty - hope you have fun with it! I'm glad you like the stamp too :)
Comment: I am always surprised at your Greenville postmark, my brother lives there. I love the sparkly snowflakes. Thank you.
Update: The zine makes me want to go spend more time with Robert Frost. Thank you.
Response: Ah yes, all our mail goes South before it goes out now :)
Comment: B~eautiful envelope! I love the design, stamping and colors, and stamps to match the theme. n.n Thank you so much for whatever you sent, I love it already, just based on your effort on the envelope. :)
Response: I'm glad you like it! I had a really fun time decorating these!
Comment: I can tell that you spent a lot of time on this doll. She is beautifully made. I love how you did the ribbon around her head and the bead work on the sides. She is very cheerful and makes me smile. Thank you very much for your time and efforts. I absolutely love her!
Response: I'm so happy you like her! She really was a joy to create! :) Thank you for joining my swap!
Comment: Rachael! This stamp is beautiful! You definitely have a knack for doing this! 10/25 is my brother's b-day too and mine is the 26th of Oct.! Adriana has great taste in sugar skulls... they are identical! Thank you so much, I really love it! Hugs xo
Response: I'm so happy you like the stamp! I do love making things with a story to them ;)
Comment: THANK YOU so much for hosting this FUN & lovely series of swaps! I'm really LUVin' this first one you sent to me!!! :-) I ESPECIALLY luv the batik peacock fabric little drawstring pouch! I never have seen that fabric! I will have to look for it! PLEASE ENJOY a lovely 5 ðŸ’œðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸RATING! ~PS~ I do luv the crocheted border you added! It is beautiful, a great idea! I have gotten some with the holes embellished before, THAT makes it so cute & it is something I will have to try too...Enjoy & Blessings, cc
Response: So glad you enjoyed the pocket letter! My little niece found that fabric at my local fabric shop, and I loved it right away! So bright and fun!
Comment: Thank you so much! my first zine. When I opened i up I was kind of like puzzled, but then I read up on zines and now I wanna make some of my own! the one you made is totally cool and I can tell you really worked on it.
Response: Well I'm glad you like it! They really are fun to make! I think that is my fifth or sixth one :)
Comment: I am in love with my snail ATC you sent me! I would have never though to use that type of technique. Both ATC's are awesome. And WOW to the book mark! I've never seen or owned such a beautiful bookmark! I love the colors, the flower, and the yarns. I've showed it off to people. Thank you so much for the extras too! One of my favorite swaps I've received to date!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE your card! Over the past 25 years I have hosted hundreds of swaps and seen thousands upon thousands of cards. This card is one of my all time favorites! It is so cute! I love the yarn wrapped on the button to make the ball of yarn, and that it is squiggled into a frame around the cat! The deckled and stained edges and the cute little hearts above the kitty - such cute details! Thank you so much!
Response: High praise indeed! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the card! ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Rachael, these bags are amazing! I love the fabric you chose. The butterflies are so cute. Your love for sewing shows in how well these are made. Thank you so much for a wonderful, beautiful and useful swap. â¤
Comment: WOW Rachael, I am speechless! I absolutely love my pillow case ~ love the colors too! The wrapping was so awesome ~ the crane rocks! Even the packing was beautiful! I can't thank you enough ~ thank you so very much! XO Kelly :)
Comment: I love your cat illustrations! They are so simple, but adorable. Thank you for the cute kitten card with the lovely note. I'm so glad someone else is afraid of balloons! lol Thank you for the Disney LEGO figure. I got Stitch! I didn't have him yet. The wool felt was a welcome surprise, too. I didn't have a bit of orange or any of those shades of purple either. Thank you for an awesome swap. You rock!
Response: Oh good, I'm glad the minifigure was one you didn't have ;) and that you can use that wool felt. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC bases! I love the colors, and that little puzzle piece. You did a great job and I can't wait to play with them. :) This was my first time making a masterboard, too. Very fun! Oh, and thank you for the cute little envie extras. I love them!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap I love the stamp, the PCs , the beautiful card with the kitties . I can use the stamp plenty of times on my homemade PCs. We love St Augustine My husband wants to move there when he retires :)
Comment: Thank you so much for a great, great and lovely handmade greetings card!! It is beautiful!!!! Thank you for your best wishes too... I can't wait to visit my Irish friend... I will tell you everything about it and will send you a souvenir!! Hugs!!!
Comment: Oh, my Rachael! This was an awesome No Treats treat!!! I love every thing inside. The origami swan is gorgeous, I will put it where I can see it daily. The pink hot pad, needed one! Love the butterfly stickers **and** the bag!! Now...this last item it really put a smile on my face! The back roads ATC cards!!! I kid you not! I had 2 sets of these in my online JoAnn's shopping cart but moved then to save for later (I spent way too much) when I checked out. You really put your heart into this! Thank you, so much. â¤
Response: Oh yay! I'm glad I made a good choice on the ATC cards :) Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*!!! :) (*that's gleeful squealing)
Yeah, that's how I feel about this parcel so far, and I haven't even opened anything. :) (edit: oh my what perfect presents!!! I love everything... you were way too generous. You got gypped in this swap!! :-( I don't even want to mention ANYTHING without mentioning EVERYTHING, but each present received its own gleeful squeal.
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely and special package, Rachael! Congrats on your 300th swap, I thank you for the handmade envies & gift card! I am waiting to open the stocking stuffer and the seriously beautiful wrapped Christmas gift, enticing as they are! Merry Christmas to you and your's!!!
Comment: What an awesome little zine! I would never have guessed this was your first zine if you had not said so. (: I hope you make many, many more. Thank you for including a copy of the zine your niece made as well, it was just too dang cute!
Comment: Rachel...Thank you for the adorable note card. I trust you have arrived home from your travels and that a fun time was had at your Thanksgiving feast! Have you gotten your tree yet? The grands were here and decorated mine and I am enjoying cozy nights alone by the tree, listening to Christmas music and working on sending out cards while it lightly snows outside....I would be glad to send you some in exchange for the beautiful sunflowers and bee stickers you sent me :) Merry Christmas!! ..Charlene
Comment: Thanks for the pretty Blue Ridge Parkway PC! I loved your writing prompts and the dare is a great one! I just got a book from a swap in the mail today, and am going to use your dare in it when I am done reading it! :) Thank you!
Comment: Hi Rachael! What a cute Halloween card! Thank you very much! The washi and stickers are much appreciated and I will use both! I love how you decorated the envelope! Aren't the pumpkin stamps FUN?? Thanks for a nice greeting! Happy Swapping and Happy Halloween!! Valerie
Comment: Oh Rachael! You made the perfect Halloween goodie bag for me! I love everything. Never saw the drawstring threader before - so awesome. I love the stickers, labels, journal, and ADORE the handmade dishcloth!!!! Thank you so much. What a fun swap!!!
Response: Oh yay! I'm glad you liked it all ðŸ˜„ Thank you for joining the swap!
Comment: Thank you for a great gift! I will definitely get good use out of those Sharpie pens and makeup bag! Totally going to put the cupcake plates to use this coming week as well :) I was also super excited about the Unicorno! Thanks so much ^^
Comment: Thank you for the washi and the stickers. I been to Navy Pier once, it's very nice there.
They re-did the Centennial wheel this summer, I have NOT seen it yet. I will go next summer for sure. Have a good weekend
Comment: Beautifully presented swap, Rachael!! I LOVE this!! Thank you SO MUCH! SO far I have not opened any envelopes - they are sitting pretty here in my INBOX waiting for the right times!!
HUGS and Happy Labor Day!!
Comment: So in love with this swap. Cute box, cute paper, and Shauna Niequist's 'Present Over Perfect'. Yes!! I follow her on Instagram and have had this one on my to read list since she announced it. Absolutely perfect! The tea is divine. So thankful for you!
Comment: What a great birthday present! Love the little coin purse (just my taste!) and the gift card for Bath and Body work is greatly appreciated - will be using that this week. I am always, always in need of ATG tape and I go through tons. Cute Bday sign!
Comment: I am so happy today, my mailbox was bursting with happy mail. Thank you so much, love the washi, and the strawberry shortcake notecard is just to cute. It doesnt take much for us crafty ladies to be happy lol come on who doesnt love washi? Have a great summer
Comment: Thank you soooo very much for my awesome birthday package that I received today. I am doing my best to limit my beverage spending so the coffee and tea helps a lot. And I cannot wait to use my gift card, Barnes and Noble is my second home!!!
Response: You're welcome! Happy Birthday! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS......this is absolutely the most beautiful mug rug I think I have ever received. Thank you so much for your beautiful work. It is too pretty to get dirty with my summer tea so I'm gonna hang it up for a decoration!
Response: Haha! I'm happy you like it! Thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful, lovely mug rug! Love the dragonfly fabric, and all the matching pieces, are so bright, cheery, and summery. The binding is great, doesn't look like you're out of practice to me. Wish I could give you a few more hearts. â™¡ â™¡
Response: Very glad you like it and that my binding passed muster! Thank you for the heart and I hope you have a fabulous summer!
Comment: Wow! Thank you for your loving effort in helping to make my birthday month extra special!!! I could feel the loving intent energy you put into this package before I completely had it in my hands, before I even saw who it was from, I knew it was special! I laughed when I saw the sparkly unicorn rainbow kitten birthday card & showed it to my hubby by text, right away! He thought it was awesome, too. I squealed with delight & bounced up & down when I saw the two copic markers! My parrot, Eddie, thought I was funny & started laughing. The lavender & gray, are two colors I've been hoping for and I'm thrilled to have them. I love the washi tape roll that you picked out, too. When I saw your handiwork with the Star Wars Rey pouch, I was in awe! I love it along with the hand knitted hot pad / wash cloths, too! I will cherish them always. I can feel the love and am so very grateful for all your time and effort that you put into bringing me some birthday bliss! Thank you, ~ Cari
Response: Cari - you're welcome! I had a lot of fun putting your package together. :) I can't tell you how I mulled over the colors for the markers, so I'm glad you were excited about them! Happy Birthday!
Comment: Hi Rachel! I got BOTH of your letters for this swap today! The first one is post marked 3/23 but apparently, it went all around the world before it made it's way here :( I'm sorry you had to go through the trouble of sending it again :( If I could, I would give you 2 hearts :) I'll be sending a letter your way real soon. Thank you for swapping and your follow up.
Response: Wow! That's weird! Well...double the fun! Glad they both made it to you :)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable purse charm. Its too nice to put on my key chain ~ it would get wrecked in a week! I have a crocheted purse with some of the same colors and will put it on that. I just use it for special occasions so the stuffy won't get beat up. Thanks for the candy and tea also.
Comment: Absolutely super!! I thought I rated. I know I commented on the fact that I had to make 20 handpainted trophies at a time and I had no idea how you managed 1000 cranes! I love my individual crane! She is displayed on the front door (inside). So sorry! Glad you checked!!
Response: No problem! I'm glad it got to you and that you liked it :) Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the awesome pink pocket letter. Love the cats and all the goodies, but especially the snoopy stamped images - going to look for that stamp. Thanks so much - LOVE IT! darla
Response: Glad you like it! Snoopy is a Stampabilities from 2005 if that helps!
Comment: Thanks so much! I LOVE IT!!!!!! What did you use to stick the deco tape too?
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Those little faces were fun to make :) Well, I tried to put a link to the cards I use for the washi samples, but it didn't work. They are blank pvc cards (like what businesses use to make photo ID's).
Comment: Dear Rachael,
Your middle name came today!!!
I knew it was going to be a fun envelope before I even opened it....very nicely decorated!! Your beautiful middle name goes so poetically with your first and I love the way you presented your middle name to me! Your whole swap was done in fun and I enjoyed opening it and going through your letter especially, but also all the extras you spoiled me with!
I found it to be pretty ingenious that you could blend all three of your names as one!...(before you were married that is). I'm now wondering: "could I do that?!"
I thank you so much for sharing your middle name fame with me and I also thank you for hosting this great swap!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comments and the heart! So glad you enjoyed the letter and the swap :)
Comment: I'm still reeling from the experience of opening the package you sent me. First was the card, which--WOW--so creative and well done! Then I opened the long package (wrapped in the best library card dotted paper btw) and found that awesome pouch WITH LETTERS ALL OVER IT!! I love letters! I love the alphabet. It's maybe a little weird, but true, so the pouch is a prized possession now! And then, Sharpies inside?! Seriously? WOW again. I couldn't believe there was still more in the package. The black star washi tape is ðŸ’¯! And the day of the week flair/buttons are delightful! As if that wasn't enough, you also included some Project Life extras! I can't believe you! I truly appreciate your extreme thoughtfulness and creativity in packaging everything up! ðŸ‘Œâï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸!
Response: So very happy you liked your package! Birthdays have always been a big deal in my family, so this swap has been super fun! Really glad you like the pouch :) I too, am a lover of letters and alphabets, so that was especially fun to make! Happy Happy Birthday and March!!!
Comment: I love your card, you are so creative ,,To take all those items and make a such beautiful card like this one is amazing,,I love that you sent a list of what you used,,wish I had though to put that in the swap description so everyone would have gotten a list..love the extras too...Thank you
Response: I'm glad you like it :) You are always so complementary in your ratings! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: No doubt I'll use your word choice for Wordy PC....LETHOLOGICA: when you think of something but the word for it escapes you. This happens to all of us, and now I'll say "it's just my lethologica." Thanks for joining this swap, Rachael....for choosing a cool word. â¤ jinanne
Comment: Rachael OMG....I was so excited when this came in the mail. Thank you. I wish I had more mail to open! I've even been opening the junk mail...lol. Happy Swapping, and thank you for making my week. =D
Response: Haha - glad you're enjoying it! I just got my first letter opener for Christmas, so when I saw that on your list, I had to share the fun. :) Sure makes things easier!
Comment: Thank you! The heart was fun once I figured it all out. lol. And thank you for the little origami bird. I've added it to my little collection of pokemon, stitch, tsum tsum and Tardis figurines. Oh, and a zombie. :P
Comment: Hello friend! Thanks for yet another awesome ATC that I am thrilled to add to my private collection! I love the ripped paper collage effect, I see what you mean about him clicking his heals together! =)
Response: You're welcome! That was a fun trade. Hope to swap some more with you when I get back in the swing of things :)
Comment: Hi Racheal! Thanks for the awesome moustache pc! I would have thought I would have something like that in my stash but nope had to go the moustache/beard combo! The hubby currently has this wild yucky thing growing from his chin - in years to come I hope he realizes how gross it looked, but who knows?? LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Haha - that made me laugh so hard! "wild yucky thing" LOL...glad you like the postcard :)
Comment: The Waldo PCs are always fun to receive -- I usually can find 2 of the 3 listed but never can seem to find all of them. . . I think I get so frustrated that I just give up :-) Thanks for the great PC. . . and yes I have found 2 of the 3 but this time I'm not giving up until I find the 3rd on!!!
Response: Glad you like it - hope you found that third one! :)
Comment: Rachael....you sure found the perfect fabric for me!! I LOVE it! I have never seen fabric with raindrops - can't wait to use it in a project! Also, I love the doggie fabric you sent! I make little quilts for my dog to keep around the house and in the cars and this will be used in a future quilt for him! Thanks again so much! :-)
Response: Yay! It always makes me smile when people enjoy what I've sent :) Glad you can use the extra piece for your doggie!
Comment: I absolutely love what youve sent! So happy you got my name! lol! I am also glad that you are enjoying the swaps! =) Everyone need a partner, right?! This ATC will go into my Vday section, which is growing! Thanks again!
Response: So glad you like it - that was a fun one! Thanks for hosting :)
Comment: Hi Rachael, thank you so very much for the great postcard AND the very much needed quote. It came at the most perfect time in my life. Again, thank you! With every good wish for a happy and healthy life, Jane Russell
Response: You're very welcome! Glad the quote was an encouragement :) All the best to you
Comment: Rachel I hate to say this might have been the ugliest ATC I have ever received. It's sticker slapped, covered with glitter, badly stamped not to mention it not being of regulation size or shape. Then you even misspell the name of the swap. I am speechless. Thank you.PS I totally forgot to mention the awesome cow tape <3
Response: Jeanette, thanks for the heart :) and I'm sorry you had to see that! LOL I hope you got a good cringe and maybe a good laugh and then put that awful thing on the pile to be thrown away! Hope to swap something pretty with you sometime! ;)
Comment: Love these! The material is very unique with the glitter woven in it and I love cardinals, so this will be a keepsake!! The paper you used for the bear one is just perfect little swirls! Thank you also for the cartoon, LOL, and extras!
Response: Oh I'm very glad you like them! Happy January :)
Comment: A million thank yous!!!! I love the duct tape - music is my jam!! (: The embroidery floss will be put to such good use, as will the pretty, pink pouch! I am totally amped about the neon pink Sharpie too. I'm a Sharpie hoarder, but stopped allowing myself to buy new ones so it's my first neon... and I CANNOT wait to show my card to a friend of mine - she will be jealous. Everything is so perfect!! THANK YOU!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the re-send. It took me a couple of seconds to find Santa. What a great way to "hide" him. And what a wonderful gift to receive of a gift a month. I also received your note with the picture of the original postcard.
Response: Oh good - I'm glad the second Santa made it! :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sending profile things - a comic with a tiger, a flower and cat coloring pages and a rose notecard! Music is a great idea. This package was very comforting to receive. I am working on coloring the cat - my first coloring page!
Response: Very happy you liked it :) Enjoy the coloring!
Comment: Thank you thank you ever, ever so much! I have the perfect place for the chimes! Where did you get the pieces of paper with the quotes on them? They are numbered and amazing. Thank you so so so much! My job is very stressful and I see lots of sad situations but everything you sent me I can use to help my clients practice stress redusing techniques and is awesome! Thank you so so so much!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so happy you liked what I sent, and that you are able to spread the encouragement even further! The quotes are from a little book I found called "You are Doing a Freaking Great Job" :)
Comment: Thankyou. Love the "duck-o-rated" tube, and it's little sweater. My daughter loved the yarn, and is going to check out the site, she loves to knit, and really gotten into making socks. The buttons are great, and I am having fun going through them. Thanks for doing this with me.
Response: Haha - glad you liked it :) That was a fun one!
Comment: Rachael - Wow! Talk about going above and beyond what was required :) What an awesome package to receive in the mail! You are so talented that castle - Amazing!- Don't get away from it again!!! I had forgotten how much I loved cross stitch as well as I was doing this swap and already saw several things in the magazine (thanks!) I'd like to try! Thanks for all the extra goodies as well!
Response: You're welcome! So very glad you liked the little castle :) I have a couple more projects picked out, so I will keep the needle moving! LOL Happy swapping...and stitching!
Comment: Got this beautiful package that awwwwed me earlier this week. I love how you used a book box to store all the pen pal items. Its perfect for my style as well. You did great on everything. Thank-you so very much!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like the box ;)
Comment: Rachel, sorry for the delayed rating. Hit by some bug. Absolutely adored your inchies and thanks so much for hosting! Card was a special touch, which will probably be used in a future junk journal. Happy Swapping!
Response: Hope you're feeling better! I'm glad you like the inchies :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the super awesome Halloween treat bag! I love everything that you sent to me & you put a lot of thought and care into it I see. n_n
thank you for making this Halloween a little sweeter!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous envelope. I love it especially the color! Thank you also for the extra goodies. You did a beautiful job on the envelope and I love the button. Hope to do a private swap with you sometime. Thanks so much.
Response: Glad you like it :) A private swap would be fun. Just let me know! Happy Autumn
Comment: Yummy, that recipe I am going to try. I have been thinking of making Christmas Cookies to give people. Reminds me of the original Snowball cookies that I believe have pecans in them. I really like the twist on Peppermint. This is a definite and I am going to try getting my granddaughters together to bake cookies for the holiday.
Where did you get the wonderful tea, can't wait to try it.
the card was beautiful and the envelope as well. Wish I could do art work like that.
Here is wishing you a magical Christmas.
Response: So glad you like the recipe :) Christmas cookies are definitely one of the perks of the season. Baking is always more fun with help! Most of the teas I get come from a little tea shop I discovered in Illinois. Hope you enjoy it!
Comment: On today of all days, when I'm having the worst day, I get the most perfect package. Not only did it meet the expectations of mail art, it surpassed them. I was staring at the outside when I nearly got hit by a car (I'm fine.).
And all the little goodies, they are the best, thank you so much. You're wonderful. I just love you so much right now. <3 1,000,000 Stars!!!!
Response: I'm so glad I was able to brighten your day! (and glad you didn't get hit by a car!) A million smiles and happy thoughts! :)
Comment: Thank you for the very lovely December ATC. You will be sad to know that the wax seal did not with stand the travel from there to here. But I LOVED effort that went into this and also love the stamped images. The postage stamp of the house was cool too...thank you
Response: Well, dang it! I'm so sorry that happened :( I would like to send you another ATC to replace the ruined one. It will probably take me about a week to get it in the mail with all the other stuff I have going, but I just can't leave you with a broken December!
Comment: Thank you for the purplicious baggie! The Pop Rocks really made me smile! EDITED to add: I have to thank you again for the Spellbinders dies!!! I did not open the small packet when I rated the package. I was looking at it in detail today and found them! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh, you're welcome! I'm glad they were the right thing :) enjoy!
Comment: Incredible! A+++ go to the head of the class! Your atcs are terrific. Did you do those all on a sewing machine. I am so inspired. Love them. Thank you also for the extras but wow about your cards!
Response: I'm very glad you like them so much! The edges were done on the sewing machine, the rest was hand stitched ;)
Comment: An absolutely perfect tea swap! I loved the variety and so many new brands and blends of my favorite flavors to try. Cute packaging and the pumpkin cookies recipe....pure brilliance:-). I'm one very happy girl. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm so glad you like the teas :) I hope you enjoy the cookies - they are my all-time favorite! Happy Autumn!
Comment: What beautiful inchies! You're so talented! I knew which each on represented right away! I also loved the Tolkien poem. This is why I enjoy doing Tolkien week each year, the enthusiasm Tolkien fans share for his works.
Response: Thank you! And thanks again for hosting these Tolkien swaps for all of us :)
Comment: Thank you Rachel for sharing your day. I love when my cats sit right in the middle of my work space. Good luck with moving! Your envelope was beautiful. Thank you for putting a lot of work into it.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it :) I love my kitty "helper" too.
Comment: Hello Rachael! Thank you so much for the super cute happy mail! I actually happen to really like goats, so your card was the perfect fit for me. And I'll never say no to washi tape! I, too, am pining for the fall, but I'll be eating my words for sure because here in Chicago, autumn lasts only a short time before we get 10-degree weather. Hope your baking turns out well! :)
Comment: Pretty sunflower. Cute envelope. Thank you for the extra paper, Yeah for you on finishing your first quilt. I have 4 quilt tops waiting to be quilted. I like to hand quilt and it is slow go. My miscellaneous reading is sort of on hold our Pastor challenged us to read Hebrews chapter 11 everyday and I get off on some research on the text. But that is a good thing.
Happy swapping to you. Love NC have family there.
Response: Glad you liked it! I went for machine quilting. I was taught hand quilting in the class I went to, but I could never get more than one stitch at a time...probably gave up too soon. I may try again someday :) Hebrews is good. I've been reading about Solomon lately. Happy swapping to you too!
Comment: Wow!! Great job on cleaning and organizing! I'm so glad you did this swap with me, and I'm happy that it motivated you to organize your space. Your plan sounds good too, but not buying more "stuff" always proves difficult for me! :D Thank you SO much for taking part and sharing your great space with me!
Response: Thanks- it was good to get something accomplished :) Not buying new "stuff" is gonna be the hardest! I am the poster child for impulse buyers! LOL
Comment: Thank you for the verse from Hosea! I love it! I also like the card with North Carolina Fun Facts! I used to have a map up in the kids bathroom of the states that had all the state trees and flowers.
Response: Oh, glad you liked it :) I picked that one because it had the pretty cardinals on it too. They visit me every morning in my back yard!
Comment: I love this card,,it is almost to pretty to laugh at but I just can't help myself,,very clever ideal and you made it look amazing..I just got a new kitten also so this card is perfect for me..Love the great extras too,,Thank you
Response: So glad you liked it! It's been 13 years since I've had a new kitten - hope you're enjoying yours :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the sweet story behind it! This swap required sending collage elements along with the ATC, though (you only sent the ATC). I'm ok without them but be careful reading the swap descriptions since they're all different. Have a great weekend! Added 8/18 thank you for the second send of collage elements! That was very sweet and a nice surprise. Happy swapping :)
Response: Oh dear!!! I knew I was bound to forget something eventually. I will correct this oversight immediately! Thanks for being so sweet :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the whimsy jar! It was filled with such thoughtful items. I can't wait to try the recipes- love the names given to the yummies :) I love all the crafty goodness too, love Audrey Hepburn.
Thanks again for the really awesome jar!!
Response: That was fun to put together :) Glad you liked it!
Comment: Hi Rachael. I received your beautiful PC yesterday. I'm sorry it took me some time to rate; I lost a loved one a few days ago, and unexpectedly had to have my 2 year old cat put to sleep today. It has been an extremely, emotionally trying 24 hours, but your PC brought some beauty and hope into this tragedy I'm going through. I absolutely adore Thoreau, especially the book Walden. I also love the picture on the PC. It was very beautiful and calming to look at. Thank you for a lovely swap. Take care.
Response: So very sorry for your losses! I also lost a loved one very recently. I'm glad the postcard brought you a moment of peace in this difficult time.
Comment: WOW! the swap really inpressed me the necklace did you make it it is a chocker was so me. Funny how you do not know me personally and sent me that it suits my hippie look i like lol Thanks so much and blueberry tea pkg i have been craving blueberry tea but cannot find it any store in my town. thanks so much
Response: Yay! Yes, I did make it. Glad you liked everything ;)
Comment: I woke up today after a longer sleep in, to find your postcards about restful sleep. Perfect for me cause my Restful sleep has been harder to find due to health. Did we all get the same scripture or was it a GOD-incidence?
Response: Cool! That was all God, cause all the verses were different ;)