Comment: Round 2 :) Excellent zines. I think "poop on the windshield" was my favorite Haiku (LOL)
Touching tribute to your Mom on the back of the sense of self zine. I was raised in Oxnard, right around the corner from Ventura.
Comment: Laura, I cannot find the words... the zine you made about your mother was fantastic and very moving! I really loved every bit of it! Also thank you for the recipes. Yes, I am going to give the brine a try! Thank you again for hosting this private swap with me. You are so sweet.
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing zines you sent me!! We were just given some sweet potatoes and I was looking for a different recipe for them, and then you sent me one. Thank you! All the other recipes looked wonderful too. Also, I have been trying to decide on some future plans and "I'm looking at my only Problem" is EXACTLY what has been holding me back, and the kick in the pants I have needed. I will put that quote next to my mirror and every time I look into the mirror I will tell myself that "I can do it!" Thank you for the INSPIRATION!
Comment: Thank you, Laura, for the postcard! The homemade one hasn't arrived yet, but this photograph card is just lovely. edited to add: The homemade one arrived today; it's been grey and cold, so finding a bright sunny postcard in my mailbox was great--thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great package. I love the little flashlight ladybug and all the goodies that she came along with. Looking forward to planting the seeds in the spring, and yes, I love the paper!
Comment: Wow! What an awesome package! Let's see...the gift your little girls gets truck loads of extra hearts, hug her and thank her from me, it is lovely...there is a long lovely newsy letter from you, thank you hugs and hearts and joyious thanks, I have been so curious about what paint chips were, so cool to finaly see some, more o's and hearts...the beautiful card and envelope...the extra tea and other teas all look so wonderful, the postcard, your package is one of those that just blow me away, I am so lucky you got my name... :))
Response: It's people like you who make swapbot the great and fun place it is to swap at! You are so welcome! I hope we get a chance to swap again sometime! oxo Laura â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thank you for the two great photos, the red sunflower is beautiful, I grow them but they are the yellow ones. The other photo is just great, I love that effect, I used it last winter when one branch on our apple tree just would not give up two leaves and the effect of the branch on the blue sky is beautiful, just like your archer. thanks a bunch :-)
Comment: I love the duck, what a cute card. The one with the cottage and the rose covered picket fence is very pretty and very me.
So, can we do this again, please?
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I'm my own worst critic and probably should have made the picket fence smaller... Thanks for the heart! Yes! As soon as swap bot starts working a bit better (lots of background work means very slow connectivity to site), I will be posting this as a new swap for us soon! Thanks for coming out to play! Hope you had as much fun as I did! oxo Laura
Comment: Lucky,lucky me! Thank you Laura, I knew that I could expect something both unique and beautiful from you. Thanks for the extras too. I wouldn't dream of changing her in any way. love and peace, pat
Response: Thank you so much Pat! I'm glad you like her! I had fun putting her togther for you! oxo love ya! L
Comment: Oh Laura, I just love her. She is so fantastic and so like your wonderful work! I adore her face. Did you make it yourself? I can't quite figure out how you did it, but it is extraordinary!
Response: I'm so glad you like her! Yes, I made her face. I put foil over a ceramic face from a statue I made making a mold then carefully remove the foil and fill it with hot glue. Then it can be 'antiqued' with inks and paint. It's a fun technique that works great! ENJOY! L
Comment: What a fun collage and story about Fergitta! And such a wise puppy :o) That is awesome that she will grow up to be a service dog. Those other photos are all from your garden? Love the PC idea too. Thanks for brightening my day and giving me a little peek into your world. Lets do more of these DA swaps! I agree swapping really stretches a person to do fun new things.
Comment: Hello Kelly, everytime I wanted to rate the swap I was looking for swap called tea and talk swap as it was written on your note, and always when didnt find it I postponed it to other time. Tonight I found out the swap:), so long after the receiveing it. And it was private swap, so I should have recognized it earlier, but it happens. Anyway thank you for the wonderful assortment of tea, nice words in your note and calling me swap friend.it is honour for me.
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely fantastic swap package! I enjoyed your letter so much - I found myself laughing out loud many times. :-) Jamie really loves his little package too - everything was spot on perfect for him. You are a super awesome swap partner and I look forward to swapping with you again soon!
Response: Kari, It was all my pleasure. Thanks for having such a fun swa for us! oxo L
Comment: Wow! I opened your package at my parent's place and we came to the conclusion that you're one cool lady. Now my mom wants to swap with you! :DD My dad just kept saying "cool". Thank you so much! You're amazing!
Response: I'm so happy you are so pleased! Thanks for receiving so graciously! oxo Laura
Comment: Thank you so so much for the wonderful envelope full of beautiful notecards and great postcards!!! Do you want a postcard from Dominican Republic?? If yes let me know! Will be my pleasure to send you some! We have a new puppy too! a baby girl chihuahua called Corina!!! The pleasure was mine for have a great partner as you!!
Best Wishes for you and your family!!
Response: I'd LOVE a pc from you! Thanks for the offer! PUPPY KISSES! Happy New Year! oxo Laura
Comment: Laura, thank you so so much for the beautiful goddess journal that you made for me!! It is just so beautiful and truly one of the most beautiful pieces of art I have ever seen!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this truly personal gift. I cannot give you enough hearts to tell you how special this journal is to me!! love and peace mary
Response: Mary, It was a total delight to be able to gift you with that journal! Thanks so much for coming out to play swap with me! Thanks for the heart! oxo L
Comment: I love the pickle you sent!!! Funny that it looks just like the one pictured in the swap..(o: Thanks so much; I really enjoyed this swap.
Response: I'm glad you like it! I had fun making it! The one in the pic is one I received last year when I ran this same swap. I loved it so much I copied how she did hers! I liked the curve of her gherkin! (LOL!) I added beads to the design. She has beautiful embroidered french knots for the 'pickle warts'. Have fun xmas morning with this new old tradition! oxo Laura
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, have you ever found any gold there? Anna
Response: We sure have! We have a sluice box and gold pans for panning. You can also still stake a claim on the river. All you have to do is live there for 30 days! Much of the gold is locked in the quartz rocks and has to be pulverized and mixed with mercury and burned off. But if you know where to go, you can find all kinds of gold from 'match heads' to flecks to dust. There are still many miners here who make a living on their finds. Our little town of just over 1,000 population use to be a city of 14,000+ people in the gold rush era. We live by the old hanging tree!
Comment: thank you so much!!! The goddess rosary you made for me is just beautiful. you put so much work into it and it shows. I love the chart so I know the meanings for all of the beads.Thank you so much for blessing me with this beautiful work of art!
Response: Mary, You are so very welcome! I'm glad to hear it arrived with your joyous reception! That makes me very happy! . :) I had such a great time making this for you! Thanks for playing swap with me! What a blessing! oxo your friend,
Comment: Tahnk you Laura. I love my apron especially the seed packet side. Now I have an apron that I can really consider mine. AND Thank you for being such a positive initiation into Swap bot for me. I am having lotsa fun with it. I sent Nolan's sq. out yesterday.
Response: Is that thing a suit of armor or what!? I hope you muck it up real good! I'm glad you like it! I did get your RAK package today! THANK YOU! I LOVE it! He is going to love it too. oxo Laura
Comment: Thank you so very very much for the beautiful quilties! You are SO generous to include an extra! I'll probably take you up on your offer and send the second one out since I haven't been able to do much lately. Thanks again!!
Response: I was hoping I would be able to make your day with those! ENJOY! oxo Laura
Comment: WOW i love the scarf and the idea behind it.. and using Koolaid to dye it, it is truly a beautiful object, i cannot stop playing with it myself!! it did make me smile..thankyou so much
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I made us one since too and we have had fun playing with it! ENJOY! xox Laura
Comment: Thanks for the great craft patterns & extra potholder crochet patterns, they're fabulous!! <3
Response: The patterns said pot holders but it looked more like stuffies or decorations to put in a display. I hope you find them useful! I wish I crocheted! I thought they were super cute! Thanks for swapping! oxo Laura
Comment: It's FABULOUS!!! I'm so honored to have your first quiltie. Now when you become a world renowned quilt artist I can say I knew you when and I have some of your early work. The beaded bee is tooooo cute! I don't know how you parted with it, but I'm glad you did. I also loved the poem you included and that will definitely go in my journal. Your quiltie will hang on my wall of fame in my sewing room with all of my other special pretties. Thank you so much for being so thoughtful :)
Response: Oh Goodie, goodie, goodie! I knew you would appreciate it and love that little quiltie. I had so much fun making it for you and wanted it to be extra special since you were the swap host! TY! oxox
Comment: sorry for the early-rating... I was abroad and only shortly skimming through my emails :) Pizza soup sounds awesome!
Response: That pizza soup recipe is a new favorite. It's so easy to make and the mingling of the caraway in the rye and the fennel in the Italian sausage with fresh basil or cilantro is DIVINE! Sourcream garnish is a must! ENJOY! Thanks for playing swap with me! oxo
Comment: Thank you for a lovely pair of gifts! I especially love the pickle - cant wait to hide it! The rest of the family think its a great idea! Arent you clever! And thank you for the lovely note too - lets keep in touch :)
Response: You were my delight in this swap! THANK YOU! The cards are so lovely! I would love to keep in touch!
Comment: Thanks so much for the photo and the wonderful extras. :) You're sweet hen is beautiful! It must be wonderful to be able to raise and then eat your own eggs, if I had enough room on my property I'd do the same, but alas I do not. Thanks again!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it all! oxoxo
Comment: Thank you for lovely photos of your hen & silkworm catterpillars! It was interesting to learn how to raised chickens and breed silkworms. I truly enjoyed reading your letter and Oh! Thank you so much for all the extras postcards too. U're so kind.
Response: I'm very happy you like them! Some people think they are yucky bugs! My antworms, (baby caterpillars) just started hatching about 3 days ago! So here we go again! You can see more picturess of them on my webpage in the links in the top of my profile here. ENJOY!
Comment: Laura, I received your darling bees in today's mail. What cuties!!! Oh boy, do I have ideas for these babies. I'm a crazy quilter and these little guys will be darling on one of my blocks. Thanks sooooo much!!!
Comment: Laura, Thank you so much for your amazing swap package. You were so generous with the patterns, and the fabrics. I can't wait to start one of the projects. Maybe the doll....no! I think I'll try the elephant... oh but then there's the beautiful quilt patterns. So many choices.....so much fun!! Thanks again, for such a lovely package. Sue
Response: I'm so happy you appreciate it! Thanks for playing swap with me!
Comment: Hello Laura,
I have not opened everything yet. I am taking my time because I want to enjoy each and every item you so thoughtful chose to pack in the box for me. I appreciate the very kind comments about me and excited about having me as a swap partner. I am excited about having you as a partner as well. The opening letter was wonderful and I felt like I was so important and cared about.As well, I liked how you wrote about my user name I go by in Swap-bot. I also just think it is so wonderful that you wrote a fun and creative note for each item you wrapped for me. I can't tell you how special you have made me feel and I am so grateful. I hope we have many more opportunities to cross paths and enjoy swapping with one another the way we have with this swap. Until we meet again, may you be blessed with swappers that care about you the way you care about others. YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL!
P.S. I finally got through all the goodies in the box you sent. You spoiled me rotten with all that you sent. I am looking forward to enjoying the varied things you sent, one being the massaging dog. Thank you again for your wonderful genorosity.
Response: I've been holding my breath til that box reached you! I wanted to tell you-open the heavy things first then go to the lightest. But I knew you would know just how to do it! I'm glad you are taking your time! Bask in it! I hope you feel cherished and special, because you are!
Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmarks! The Red Rose Tea bookmark brought back memories of the little figurine in the packages when I was a kid. Loved those things! Oh, btw, I was a kid 45 minutes from you in N. Highlands! Hi Neighbor!
The little extra magnets were awesome and immediately went on the desk where I'm sitting! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all. I had fun putting it together for you! I collect those little figurines. My son's great grandma got me started collecting them many years ago.
Comment: Thanks Laura! You have outdone yourself! Thanks so much for all of the great recipes â€” can't waiti to try them out!! The rock candy sounds especially fun! : ) I loved the stationery too and the little horseshoe soap is fabulous! Hope to swap with you again soon!! : )
Response: I'm so glad it got there! You make me strive even further as a creative being! Now THAT is a gift! Thank you too! It's been great swapping with you! ENJOY!
Comment: Thank you for this craft kit. You have hit on a craft I have been wanting to try but to afraid to jump in.
I was super suprised to find it in my mailbox so quickly and your email was just what I needed.
Thanks for being such a fun swap partner.
Response: I hope you get a chance to try it. I love the needle basted applique technique. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: What an awesome package! I LOVE razzles - that was always my pick when my mom would allow us a treat at the store. And of course Chiclets, lol - who doesnt love them! Thanks - such a great assortment.
Response: YVW! I'm so glad you like them all. Thanks for the heart! xox
Comment: Thanks so much!! I've ever tried any of these except big red and bubblicious ( where have i been!) but I look forward to trying them soon :) All i ever chew is bubblicious.. i suppose our markets don't have a nice variety :(
Comment: Thank you for the herbes de Provence! They are super and add a lot of style to simple stews! Also, my cats love the envelope it came in. Smells great! (I didn't know how to put on comments when I first started on swap-bot -- that's why the late edit on the swap!)
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! oxox