Comment: This was the most thoughtful package I think I've ever received. Not to mention, I LOVE the merit badge! Betsie, thank you so much for sending such a wonderful handmade treasure that will surely make me smile for a long time to come! I wish I could give more hearts!!!!
Response: Hi JennyLoo! Thanks for your thoughtful patience while I sort out my real life... I finished your badge and mailed it to you last week. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day! =]
Comment: I love your embroidery. I can't wait to use the treads. What an amazing colours. I just hope it is not to "slippery"but I will try it and inform you :)....
I do hope you host some more embroidery lessons swaps in the future!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the zentangler sampler, and the cool extras! I like the way you finished the sampler off, too :-) (oh i loved the envie, too... Is it rice paper?)
Response: I'm glad you liked it. No, not rice paper but old-style typing paper... I got a stack of it at an office surplus/thrift store for pennies... excellent find! Thanks again for your patience and understanding =]
Comment: Thank you for your constant communication! I loved your mini-zine that you included as well as the other extras! Your sampler is absolutely beautiful, I really enjoy your choice to back with a colored paper, very nice!
Response: You're welcome and thanks again for your patience and understanding =]
Comment: Wow, it's a run of Cirsium! Thanks so much for this interesting piece of Doo-doo. What great Doo-doo it is! It is so great that I may end up using it!! I love the pink Doo-doo art, that is completely apropos a Doo-doo swap. I also love the stamps and geometric washi tape -- they really classy up a completely wonderful piece of Doo-doo! Thanks!!
Response: Hahaha! Send me pictures of what you doo-doo with your new piece of doo-doo. =D
Comment: Hi Betsie! I really loved your zine based on extinct birds of North America! You are very creative...I love the feathered cover and how you sewed the zine together. (and your leaves washi tape!) Thank you! I will send you a copy of my Earth Day zine!
Comment: Hello. Thank you for your nice card. The library must be a big one. I love libraries. I enjoy fiction (romance, mystery, Christian/inspirational, book club picks). I am also into audio books of nonfiction, to get more mentally stimulated while I'm driving. I can do it, but it can be intense.
I have an interest in knitting/crocheting, but collecting magazines/patterns currently.
Comment: Bless you for being a librarian. I looked you up on Goodreads but you have not been active lately. You can friend me there or on Facebook. thanks for the state capitol card. I was a Poli Sci major.
Comment: What beautiful artwork on your Zine! At first I thought you had printed it on the paper and then I looked closer and realized you had drawn them. Right now I am working on a plastic canvas angel from a cross stitch pattern. A friend just gave me the book "A Life In Parts" by Vicki Bennington. She said once I start reading it that I will not be able to put it down. If you like historical fiction, may I recommend the "God & Kings Chronicles" by Lynn Austin. It is a 5 book series and I read thru them in no time. Another 3 book series I recommend is "The Mark of the Lion" by Francine Rivers. hope you enjoy them. blessings, ellie
Comment: Betsie!!! You had me going for a while as I am also in the Matryoshka Envelope swap! It didn't have the addy on the reverse so I was looking all over the place for you! LOL I finally opened it and I am so glad that I did! I LOVE THIS ZINE! What a cool idea! Thanks for the great letter too. The home made stamp you made is wonderful! This swap deserves 10 stars! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Sorry about the confusion, but I'm glad you like it. I look forward to hearing from you again soon :)
Comment: Wow ...thank you so much for the lovely piece ...I love the form...I find French knots a challenge most of the time so I am do tickled with what u sent...many hearts to u...the polka dot package brightened my day !
Response: I'm glad you like it.... French knots are a bit tricky for me too... practice makes perfect as they say :)
Comment: I love the teacup embroidery! It actually goes really well with my kitchen! :) I may have to turn it into some sort of wall hanging or something! Thank you so much, for it and the nice letter. Can't wait to join the next embroidery lesson swap! :) Hugs!
Response: I'm so glad you like the teacup... it is so cute and cheery. Here is the website from which I found the pattern: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22309813@N02/4035512130/ (in case you want to stitch the pitcher to go with it =)
Comment: Thank you for the lovelies you sent! I am in LOVE with the vintage pc! I will definitely use what you sent. thanks for taking time to read my profile and sending something you knew I would love.
Comment: First of all--I LOVE and am so jealous of your address labels LOL. Secondly, I really liked what you sent me. the post card and old photo are very interesting, and I always love magazine clippings of words and sayings. I am very intrigued to know how I will use the smell of warm bread one.......
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I especially like the vintage wrapping papers. I can tell you looked at my profile because of the things you sent. Very thoughtful. :D Can't wait to use it in my journals.
Comment: Got your package today and it was WONDERFUL as usual! Thank you for all the goodies and I really did not see repeats--honestly. You have a knack for putting together a great smash package--or smackage :+) I know I still owe you a letter--I am forever behind!! I will get busy and get it out to you early next week, Thank you once again!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the package of goodies. I understand about being behind in letters... I am too. Write when you can. (smackage hehehe)
Comment: Thanks Betsie ... really enjoyed both Windows and Pysanky Inspirations. I liked the variety of windows you drew, and if I ever want to learn pysanky, I thin your instructions are pretty complete. Thanks so much!
Comment: That cassette tape is soo cute! I still have all my cassettes, can't part with them! Thanks for the thread organizers too.
Response: I'm glad you like the cross-stitch. I loved that pattern so much and am glad it fit you. I am curious to learn what you do with it... send me a note when you decide. Maybe make a patch out of it to sew onto your retro 80s jean jacket =D
Comment: The stationary you sent is awesome! i love the envelopes made from the map pages, and the cut and paste are awesome! The letter made me smile! I will save the rest of my comments for the return letter! Thanks!
Comment: Hi Betsie!! What a fun letter! I read it out loud to my hubby! It was so very newsy and I really got a glimpse into your life with your stories. Not only will I write back, I am ANXIOUS to write back, which I will do by the end of the weekend.
Response: Wonderful! I look forward to hearing from you. I just dropped another swap into the mail to you today too... funny how it keeps assigning me to you.. but I love repeat swaps partners =)
Comment: LOVED your ideas and the presentation was absooutely superb. Opening each envie was like an advent-calendar-experience--only I got to open them all at once! I will definitely write back and answer some (or all!) of your questions. Thank you for taking time to make the package so special.
Response: I look forward to hearing how you use the prompts =)
Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter, received it already, that was quick! Perfect timing as I am home sick today (nothing serious) so it really cheered me up. Thank you and I will write back when I can.
Response: I hope you are feeling better. I look forward to hearing from you =)
Comment: I really enjoyed getting to know you, Betsie. Thank you for your sweet letters and the "treats" that you so thoughtfully sent my way. I'm looking forward to the continued growth of our friendship!
Response: Sylvia, you are more than welcome. I love that we have so much in common =)
Comment: Thanks you for my package Betsie. I loved that the notebook had NC on the cover. I could pin point my location. Sorry it took a few says to leave a rating my husband went out of town for job training and it's just me and my boys.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was serendipitous that I had the NC notebook at the top of the stack too =)
Comment: Betsie, Thank you so much for the envelopes and the wonderful letter. You've made me want to visit U.P. Michigan. I could feel your love for the place. Best wishes to you, hope to swap with you again.
Comment: Thank you so much for the two awesome mini zines! I love them both and will especially use the "mini zine basics" to make copies of (since you are awesome and gave permission to do that!) and pass along to my friends who wonder, "what is a zine, anyway" LOL. :)
Response: Super! Have fun sharing zines with your friends... I would love to see what you create =)
Response: Oh, I"m so glad I didn't creep you out! =D Sid gave us a huge scare last night... we had the door propped open to move some stuff into the apartment. Then when we went to bed he didn't show up as usual and didn't come to the sound of a treat bag rattling. I started looking around the neighborhood and just when I thought he was gone forever... I glanced behind the chair I was sitting in (getting ready to have a huge cry)...and there he was, still hiding from all of the commotion of our moving stuff in! What a huge relief!
Comment: Thank you so much...I love your square with the flower!!! I will love adding it in my swap-box project....Thanks for the shells.....You made my day with your compliments on my website!!!!â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt blocks! I love the purple one and am completely in awe of the amazing pattern you did. Thank you for the beads as well, I will put them to good use ;)
Response: You're welcome. I will send you the link to the pattern... it really was easier than it looks.
Comment: One of the one's that extra hearts is definitely deserved! I loved it, very thoughtful and well put together. Looks great, sweet extra and super kind words in a cute card! I loved it, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. I really enjoyed working on this project for you =)
Comment: What a lovely flower square and the sock yarn is much appreciated. I'll send you the pattern for the layette's I started with! I've moved on to making a skirt in gypsy style with the same pattern.
Response: You're welcome.... I would love to see the patterns you're working with =)
Comment: Thank you so much for the green granny square. Love it! Love the cookbook you sent. Just love reading the old recipes and joking with my husband that I am going to make him this or that from the book. Some of them are pretty gross. Some are pretty hard to get the ingredients, but I enjoy just looking at them. Shirley
Response: You're welcome! The old recipes crack me up too! I'm glad I was able to share them with you =)
Comment: whoop!! whoop!! What a fabulous little bag of goodies arrived in my mail box today!!! The weighted pincushion and matching needlbook are truely wonderful--those little ladybug headed pins are too cute.And the ittsy bitsy turtle finger pincushion is amazing. Love it all. Thank you soooo much!
Response: That was the fastest delivery ever! I'm so glad you like them! I sure did have fun putting it all together for you... more fun to come =)
Comment: What a delightful cross stitch project!! I am so impressed and just LOVE it! Thanks also for your thoughtfulness in sending the extras and even the dog stickers on the tissue. I love it all and thank you again!
Response: You're welcome! I really enjoyed making it for you =)
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent. The shell paper is great. I enjoyed reading your letter. Bee keeping is something I really want to do in the future, so I really enjoyed reading what you wrote about it. Have a wonderful week.
Comment: Thanks so much for the interesting letter telling me about your job! Being a cookbook cataloger sounds like a lot of fun! I feel like I would spend so much time looking through the books and finding delicious recipes that I would never get any work done, haha. I look forward to chatting with you in the Library Ladies group :-)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed reading my letter... It was definitely a dream job! Feel free to message me with details about what you do in libraries too =)
Comment: Thank you for the card and the letter. It was so great to be able to share scroogy feelings with someone else and you write so beautifully it was really moving. Thank you.
I'll be thinking of you on Christmas - hope you can find ways to make the day enjoyable - I'll be doing the same here :)
Response: Thank YOU for reading my crazy letter! =)
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap which arrived today! Update: Opened the swap after saving it for Christmas morning and I love the pysanky!!! You are very talented with this art form. I've tried it before and was not neat and precise but really enjoyed the process of dying the eggs and creating the symbols on them. The wheat on the one you sent is especially nice. Thanks again!
Response: Yes, of course, keep it wrapped until Christmas (if you can!) ... If you find you don't love it, let me know and I'll send you some extra goodies after the holidays =)
Comment: Holy moly... This package was AMAZING!!! I love the tote bag 100%!!!! It's gorgeous & the craftsmanship blew me away. You're incredible creative. I never would have thought of braiding the handle. I love the crochet lace & thank you for the extras. Swap-Bot is lucky to have you! <3
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I really had a good time creating it. I even made one for myself out of the rest of the fabric (a bed sheet sure is a LOT of fabric!)
Comment: Congratulations on your first zine ^0^ What a lovely idea and so nicely made, adding an extra cover is such a great idea ^.^ I probably won't mess around with eggs, but I love all things Slavic, so I enjoyed it ^^ Oh and that Beatles notepad is to die for ^0^
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I look forward to pysanky season so I can actually put these designs on eggs =)