Comment: Thanks for the lovely notecard, your nice note and the book recommendation.
I'm way behind in my reading. I had Covid in January and it left me with post-coved fog-brain. I am just now getting to where I can concentrate on reading again.
Comment: thank you for the beautiful card, Natasha. And for reminding me to finally read Roald Dahl! I know a little bit about Matilda and her story. Now I need to have a closer look at this awesome stack of creativity books on the card :)
Comment: What a wonderful & generous swap, Tash. I love every one of the PCs you chose. The stamps are great &, along with the tissue papers, will get used in my collages. The air mail stickers are also much appreciated. Thank you for such a thoughtful swap.
Comment: The orange washi is my favorite too, followed closely by the one with the hedgehogs!!! Thank you so much for those and for the extras! I LOVED the postcards and the stationery you used was adorable!!
Comment: Hey Tash lovely greetings back .. first of all i have to say i loved the smell of the teas as i open the envelope mm it will be difficult to choose which to try first :)) and i really enjoyed abt reading your home and your pets :))
Comment: Oh my goodness!! So many hearts for this swap. Every card is so beautiful and unique. I love them all, the whale might be my favorite, but the butterflies are amazing and of course, the sewing machine will be up on my wall in my sewing room. Hope to swap again. Thank you so very much for the six cards!!
Response: I was hoping the sewing machine would be right up your alley :) Enjoy and all the bet!
Comment: Aspect is doing well. Since it's winter here, it is cuddle season. She wakes me up to demand I go to the living room to hold her like a baby so she can sleep! In the summer, she usually prefers to be near because it's too hot for cuddles.
Comment: Tash, thank you SO much for this truly amazing swap! I don't even know where to begin, I just love everything! Especially the beautiful letter set and postcards, and the first day cover is so cool! And the ephemera inside...😍 Anyway, thank you again and happy swapping!!
Response: So glad you liked it :) Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for the kangaroo postcard! I hope you're enjoying your summer weather at the beach with your puppy! It's the coldest part of winter here right now - I'm staying warm with a space heater from my mom and some thick wool socks!
Response: Aww it will warm up soon - it's been some lovely days here it's hard to believe there are storms elsewhere!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard and the book recommendations. I have read "A long way to a small angry planet," and I think we may have the same reading tastes! Any chance you are on good reads?
Response: Darn! not a new recommendation but i'm glad you like it too - the next book comes out next week and i'm really excited! My goodreads is : http://https//www.goodreads.com/user/show/1851983-tash
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! I really enjoyed reading about your booklist and will definitely check out your recommendations! I loved the sloth notecard and the stationery you wrote on!
Comment: Thank you for the very unique postcard. Seals 'swimming' in space make perfect sense! :) Our winter is grey, cloudy and rainy. I hope you had fun at the wedding and are enjoying your summer. :)
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful falcon postcard. We have eagles, ravens, crows, and nappies, as well as all kinds of seabirds and song birds. As soon as the virus is gone, you must come to Alaska! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: I LOVE getting swaps from you!!! You send the coolest stuff. Thank you for all the wonderful stickers and your note. Always happy when I see your name in my swaps!!!
Response: I'm so glad that I can make a great swap for you :) I always avoided these swaps as sticker sheets aren't common here and I don't know what's right to send but it's great to get good feedback :) have a great day!!
Comment: I love this postcard. I am very fond of penguins and my boys have studied them often in school. I cannot even imagine having a penguin colony nearby! I would never stop watching!!! So different than my warm, tropical state. Thank you! Take care
Comment: I loved your wonderful letter. I love urban fantasy but haven’t read any in a while. Two jobs . I will def ck out all the ones in your letter ! So many different ones you gave me to look up , thanks . I mostly read paper books. Yard sales, good reads giveaways etc. thanks for the magnetic bookmarks and other goodies !
Response: I prefer paper books too :) I am glad you enjoyed it!!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE receiving from you!! I just sent you out a PC and I really hope to get you as a partner in something bigger soon. You spoil me SO much. Thank you for the lovely PCs and papers and stickers and EVERYTHING!! It's totally ALL ME!!! Thank you :D
Comment: Hi Tash, Thanks so much for pretty green scenic card you sent - an eon ago! - for this swap. YAY, it arrived! 💌📬 We did have some snow flurries ❄️ on Christmas 🎄Day, but it didn’t stick, because the ground was warm. It’s just chilly here, not truly Cold 🥶. I hope you have an enjoyable Summer after the rains are over. Take care 🤗
Comment: Thank you for the owl postcard! You asked about our winter weather - right now, it's still very late fall: chilly, overcast, rainy. Our real winter weather doesn't start until mid-January. We usually get 1-2 big snow storms in January & February. Otherwise, it's mostly just gray.
Response: Fair enough, our summer is a bit of the same - it will show it eventually :)
Comment: Hi, Tash, thank you for your christmas card, and all the extras , love the christmas stamps . enjoy the holiday season.... on the beach..it's almost freezing here ... haha .. quite a difference !
All the best for the New Year ! Monique x
Comment: Thank you so much for all the books you listed, I have Practical Magic somewhere in my book stash. I dont watch movies too much. SO I appreciate all the books you told me about. Maybe Santa will bring me some books! Merry Christmas!! PS I love PUKKA brand tea!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it the tea, and i hope you get many many books under the tree :)
Comment: I love your bird, I love mischief birds they are a lot of fun to watch. My daughter is a birdwatcher and she would love to see it in real life. The stamps you used are also very nice. Thank you very much and have an extremely wonderful day today and every day.
Comment: Your wonderful envie of goodies arrived today all the way from NZ! That was pretty quick considering all that's going on in the world. I love all that you sent and especially the New Zealand used postage! ❤️ Always enjoy receiving an envie from one of our international friends. Thank you very much for a fun swap!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that it's taking a good time to get places too :)
Comment: I love the Butterflies you sent me! And clearly you have amazing taste in books as well :) I've read parts of the Iron Druid books as well, but I don't think I've read all of them - might be worth rereading from the beginning :) I read a lot of RJ Blain at the moment - the writingstyle might not be for everyone, but I really like it.
All the best Sophie
Response: Oh good to hear - i will check them out :) I need a good new series LOL
Comment: Thank you for this Harry Potter surprise and also writing about your last read book. Always love to know what people are reading or book recommendations. Haven't head of Naomi Novik so will check it out.
Comment: Thank you SO much for your wonderful, thoughtful tea swap. I really appreciate that you sent the Joker playing card...the Tim Burton illustration is brilliant!! I can't wait to try the Blackcurrant Beauty tea, in fact, I think I'll try it tonight :D Stay well xx
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I hope you enjoy :)
Comment: Hi Natasha! This crazy mail situation has made international mail come even later than it used to - I just got your PC recently! It's absolutely beautiful, thank you for it! Our mini bell pepper plants are doing well, and actually, mom planted starfruit seeds and she was about to throw it away when it suddenly sprouted! It's crazy! We can't wait for them to produce fruit (hopefully)! Hope your move is going well!!
Response: The post is so odd at the moment, but it's getting there! I'm glad that you are doing well with your plants :)
Comment: Loved ALL of the cards! Thanks for all of the extra's. Hope your are having a nice week. It is fall here. Loving all the colors on the trees. Take care. Corona Virus is on the rise again in our area. UGG!
Response: I'm so glad, i hope you are enjoying fall! Spring is a bit chilly so far here, so looking forward to the nicer days!
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the letter! I really enjoyed reading about what you've been reading. :) The Fox's Curse sounds really interesting! I also adore the bookmark and artwork you included. Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! i have read all four books in that series now, and i'm still not 100% sure how i feel about it LOL!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE this card! I've been trying not to buy this set for a while now, but it's just so beautiful. Beautiful stamp too and hope you're loving Spring! :):):) I'm loving Fall and a break from summer heat right now. I wore a sweater today! :D
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!! I always try to talk myself out of buying new sets, but they are all so nice!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! :) I love the scene depicted on the postcard ("that felt good"). I didn't watch Discovery but I watched some episodes of Picard (I still don't know whether I like it or not).
Comment: Hi Tash! Thank you for the super cute bookmark and the beautiful card! I love the Christmas post cards and the tea looks great-my Mum thanks you too! We are doing well here, so far, I hope you and yours are safe and well too! Look forward to swapping again soon. All the best!! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards! They are beautiful, especially the wildlife at night one. And I love the stickers! I've gotten very into Animal Crossing lately. If you'd like to be friend there, my code is SW-4892-8019-7890 !
Response: Aww i'm glad you appreciate them! I'm not sure what my Switch code is, but i'll add you :) I'm not a great friend lol, but if you ever want to visit my island just send a message! It's Tash from Te Fiti
Comment: Oh my goodness, I may have cried, okay, so I did cry, this swap was perfect! Thank you so much for all the goodies, they were so cute and utterly lovely! I adored everything! Thank you! Have a splendid day and stay safe xx
Response: Awww i'm so pleased!! I'm glad you enjoyed it
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous card! I absolutely love M.C. Escher and always appreciate a good art card. :) A good friend spent 6 months in Wanaka a few years back. She said it reminded her a little too much of Vancouver and the local area, haha!
Response: I bet! My previous co-worker just moved to Vancouver and many of the vineyards and areas look similar!
Comment: NZ is on my bucket list! I love keas by the way, they're such cheeky birds and absolutely one of my top favorite parrots♡ Your nature beats many others and I can't forhet that lotr was filmed at your corner of the world♡ Thanks for great card♡♡
Comment: Hi Tash!
Wow! What a wonderful (and generous!) selection of cards arrived from you today. I'm CRAZY for all of them and don't have any of them yet! Those little chefs are too cute, the lavender from Provence, the Denslow's "Wizard" and, of course, that neat Anne Taintor are welcome additions to my collection. Thank you so much for choosing so thoughtfully!
Comment: ohhh aaaa!! :) :) <3 Thank you so very much for the besautiful envie you decoreated with the nice stamps! Like them all!! Thank you for the paper and cards and stickers! :) <3
Thank you thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet envie, papers, & handmade envies. You did a really nice job on it all. Not to worry. I enjoyed this swap and am looking forward to partnering up with you again:-) blessings,
Comment: Thanks for the marmot. It was a nice surprise from "across the ditch". Perhaps you could send us some hot weather. We are tired of the cold and rain in Melbourne. It's nearly summer and we haven't had many hot days yet!!!
Response: Its raining here! Wouldn't mind summer picking up at alll :D
Comment: I adore your parcel! Thank you so much for the lovely items - especially the thumb piano (I was over the moon, sitting around for half an hour making up little melodies). But even better than them was your letter! I will certainly write back as soon as I find enough time for a long letter. Thanks for a very special swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!! as soon as i saw the little piano i knew you must have it. And then i worried after i sent it because i was like no way did i send enough stuff, i should have found some other things :D
Comment: I don't know what your talking about.....you have nothing to worry about. This ATC is beautiful and thank you so much for the extra gifts. My only comment to help you out is that next time you send out an ATC on the back of the card put your username and the name of the swap. Some people also put the date and title for their art but you don't have to. Thanks again!
Response: thank you so much! will do that next time :)
Comment: natasha, great package! i am so excited to try everything! none of these candies are available (at least not easily) in the united states! i am eating some of the party pack as i write...yummy! :), sschlegel
Response: oh i'm glad! :D I had fun picking them out :D
Comment: Haha, that's so cool that you're in NZ too! I was surprised to see the postmark, I was thinking "I haven't bought anything off trademe lately..." Thanks so much, I can't wait to open it!
I opened it today (well yesterday technically,we're in front of the rest of the world, woo)...thankyou so much! Loved it! :) Merry Christmas! :)
Comment: I loved the package! I think you did a great job with finding all the items that we needed. My fav is the hot chocolate..(never had this kind) and the CUUUTe wrapping paper...the ornament is going on my tree as well...but i LOVED everything..Thanks again! =D
Response: oh thank you so much, i know i said in the card, but i really was surprised at how much i struggled with this! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thank you! The soap smells yummy, can't wait to try it out in the morning!
UPDATE: *I just had to come back and add a heart to this rating! I know all you did was choose it from my favorites, but I loooove this soap! It's my new absolute favorite!*
Comment: Wow! Did this package smell good! Even though I have a ton of soap, I LOVE the Death by Cinnamon soap (have been wanting to try Savor). The waffle bar is also awesome, and I love Twinings tea (we do not get good ones here, so I do like bagged tea from other countries). The stationary and bead kit are also cute.
Response: Savor is my favourite soap, and I have to admit other soaps have yet to come close! :) I very much recommend it!
Comment: you are officially five shades of awesome! i'm excited about trying the soap. I'm like, two seconds away from a shower! I'm pretty sure this is the biggest and heaviest bar of chocolate i have ever seen!!! and thanks for the tiny note pad and thank you so so so much for the coins!!!!! I'm so happy! I'll be sending to you tomorrow or the next day.
wish i could give more than one heart!
Response: awww thanks so much!! I haven't tried that soap before, but i have one bar here for me, so i might try it tonight.
:) you're very welcome!
Comment: Beautiful postcard - and thanks so much for the description of the beach on the back. We're heading into colder weather here in Michigan (USA), so it was lovely to imagine a sunny day at this beach. :)