Comment: Thank you for a nice note. How was your conference? Your job seems like a dream to me. I would love it. Just do not have the confidence to write (LOL). I hope your conference went well. Next time I am on 322, I will wave your direction. Best wishes--Michelle
Comment: Oh Love the Recipe Cards ! ! ! and even my husband says the Lasagna Soup Sounds Good ! ! ! Thank You So Much and I am going to Try the Short Bread Recipe this weekend and the Chicken Recipes sound Yummy too..Now Where did I put the Crock pot? Smile....
Comment: Thank you for the funny Christmas card, it really made me laugh. And no, we don't spend Christmas on the beach, although I sometimes do wonder why we are roasting turkey breasts and vegetables in the middle of summer...
Comment: Thank you for the candycane Christmas card, itâ€™s when I donâ€™t have. We have very little snow and unusually warm weather, but Iâ€™m sure the snow will come just as Christmas will. Sadly I donâ€™t actually have a favourite Christmas movie, maybe Iâ€™ll start watching some this weekend and see if I can find one ðŸ˜€
Comment: I'm so sorry that it took me so long to rate you. I've been working 10-12 hour days/ 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks and things have been crazy!! Thank you for your letter! I really enjoyed reading it. The extras are adorable as well! I will write you back this weekend! I'm so relieved to finally get my life back after working such crazy hours. :-)
Comment: I really enjoyed reading about the women you chose. I like how you related the good and the bad and I can certainly relate.
The prayer you wrote for me in the note card was so heartfelt ~thank you!
The extra bits of flower confetti or shakes were so darling! And the envelope was also decorated so cute and thoughtful.
I can tell great care and love went into this swap. Love & Blessings, Rachael.
Response: So, so glad you liked it! And kind of surprised it got there so quickly! Thanks for the heart and rating. This was definitely a swap I really enjoyed.
Comment: Welcome to the 101 in 1001 project! I started my list because of these swaps too and now I just have 9 months left on my first list. Time flies, but these swaps have helped me stay with my list. I'm excited for your progress and look forward to your updates. And thanks for checking in, I usually rate immediately but life has been especially crazy. Best.
Response: Thanks for the heart and encouragement! ^_^ Very excited to see my progress!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the extras. I feel exactly the same as you when it comes to babies and pregnancy! I just say to do what you want, and fuck what everyone else thinks, it's your life after all
Response: Haha, thanks! I'm glad you got my letter! :)
Comment: Thankyou! I so enjoyed reading your answers, we have alot of similar book tastes. I'm actually reading one of your TBR books, "the book of strange new things,"and it's really good! I love Diana Gabaldon as well! There are a few authors on your lists I haven't read though so I'm looking forward to checking those out from library. Thanks again!
Response: Yay, I'm glad you liked it!! Diana Gabaldon is the best! <3 Thanks for the heart and quick rating :)
Comment: your awesome pocket letter will be receiving a response in the mail! Thanks so much for a terrific letter. Give me a few days recuperating from being sick to get response together. Need to catch up on errands I missed. Thanks.
Response: Yay, I'm glad you got it, thank you so much for rating and thank you for the heart! :) I hope you feel better!
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful letter - glad you decide to get back into swapping- I plan to write back. We are going out of town next week to visit family, so it will be after that. So sorry - I thought I had rated already. Take care, Annette
Response: No problem, thank you for rating, I look forward to hearing back from you! :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful letter! Iâ€™m terribly sorry for the delay, I was going through some things with my family, but now I am back. I have pile of mail that I have to look and sort through, and I am getting back to anyone I missed. My apologies again. Have a wonderful day, I hope the weather is nice where you are.
Response: Thanks for rating and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Holly - got your envelope of paper goodies today and I was able to match the items with the clues - nicely done, my friendly swapper host! Thank you so much for the fun swap and the crafty paper stash.
Response: I'm glad you liked it all! I had fun putting it together for you! Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely trees! The green envelope was very intriguing to my son, lol. I love the variety of trees you included on your envie. We've still got melting slow here and no buds on our trees either =(
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked it! :) We've finally gotten some budding trees, but temps are still in the forties-fifties most days. :( Booo.
Comment: Thanks for the great letter! I just got married and got so much cool stuff of my registry! I got not one but TWO different size cast iron skillets! They are my favorite things to cook with because they're so versatile! And we just built a house so I can finally use it all! Thanks for hosting a great swap! Cheers!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the swap!
Comment: I could immediatly see that you have some pets, there were some short hairs trapped under the tape. :-p I also have that problem often with my furry kitty cat. ^_^ Did you make that notebook yourself? I liked the way put it together with the ribbon. I can't wait to test some of the recipes this weekend. :-)
Response: Yeah, I can never avoid my lab's black hairs in my envelopes, it's so annoying!!! I hate it, lol. I did make the notebook myself, sort of. I had the notebook and didn't like the binding, so I removed it and added the ribbon. ^_^ Thanks for rating and thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I've been wanting to read The Shadowhunter's Codex; glad you enjoyed it! So neat that you have such a variety of things read. I loved reading your thoughts about all of it. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart, I really appreciate it! :)
Comment: Thanks so much for your wonderful journal! I really enjoyed reading it all, and thought it was great. It's funny that our religious upbringing was similar, but where you were the different one, I was the "good" one. Yet you kept your faith, where I walked completely away and am now an atheist.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it!! :) It was great being able to send such a personal swap to someone who I knew was a great and trust-worthy swapper! :)
Comment: Thank you. What a nice surprise I had this morning. All those wonderful gifts I won't share with anyone. That postcard and stamps and everything!!! I shall sip my cocoa and look at everything again. The day's not over. More magic treats coming my way!
Response: Oh okay, I put a note in there for you, but I guess you wouldn't have found it since you haven't looked in it yet. LOL. xD Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you Holly. I feel privileged to be the recipient of your first handmade card! As a liberated woman for more decades than I care to count I can relate to and appreciate the sentiment on your card. Happy New Year.
Comment: Sorry for taking a couple of days to rate you, laptop issues... However, thank you very much for the letter bundle - so glad it arrived in the end! I think it was the mail service on my end that messed up though :( Hope it won't happen again x
Response: No problem, thanks for rating and thanks for the heart!! And thanks for being so patient and waiting for a resend, even though you ended up getting the original before the resend! xD
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute snowflake card! I love that shimmer cardstock you used! There are a lot of snowflakes in my front yard at the moment - I like yours wayyyyyyy more! Happy Holidas to you -
Response: Thanks so much! I'm really glad you liked it!! :D Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Holly,
I received this box of goodies in a very timely manner. I had so much fun opening up this box and finding out what was inside. I pulled out stuff and figured out what each item was one at a time. I liked everything I received from the ATC envelopes all the way to the distress paint and embossing powder. This box made me HAPPY!!!!!! I wish I could give you more than 1 star.
Response: Oh wonderful, I am so glad you liked it!! I had such a fun time putting it together for you and shopping for some of the various items! :) Thanks for joining the swap and thanks for the great rating! :)
Comment: Wow Holly!! And You said you had'nt a clue about atc's??!! I LOVE IT!!! IT"S TERRIFIC!!!! SO ADORABLE!! YES>> THE GHOST IS MY FAVOITE!! lol lol... the adorable big fat face pumkin card that came along with it was the perfect touch!!! I love the way you incorporated the washi (?) tape around all 4 sides of the atc and interchanged the colors!! GREAT JOB baby girl!!! Keep them coming!! Can;t wait for the next one!!! lol... I thank you very much for your beautiful thoughtful letter also and for just being such a beautiful young lady all together!!! You are a keeper!!!!
Response: I am SO GLAD you liked it! And glad it got there in one piece, especially since apparently the envie was tampered with. :/ Can't wait for our next swap (I'll set it up in Dec) and can't wait to get your Halloween ATC. :)
Comment: Yes - I think you did just fine with your mail art! It really made me think of fall and Halloween! And don't worry that your staionery was a different theme - mine didn't match either! Thanks for sending me a great envelope and letter!
Response: Awesome! I'm glad you liked it!! :) Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: I love the Adelaide Central Market postcard, the fruits and vegetables look so good I just want to jump inside the postcard and eat them! :) Thank you for hosting this wonderful swap, and sorry for the late rating!! <3
Response: Yay, thanks for the rating and the heart!!! :D
Comment: Thanks for the smash book goodies! I've not had a partner from my hometown before either!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart! It was so weird because I always go to the Landsdowne (?) post office beside the Dairy Queen and the Mexican restaurant when I don't use the UK post office, and the postal employees were like, hey, we know her, we get mail from her all the time! xD
Comment: Very good (especially if these were your first attempts). I love the quote that you chose (actually a favorite of mine), and I love the scrapbooking style you went for, The blue one is my favorite because of the monochromatic scheme. Thank for a great swap!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad that they're actually good! ^_^ Thanks so much for swapping, I'm so excited to finally be swapping ATC's.
Comment: Thanks for your letter, Holly and for sending along letter #1 from Kaye. I'll be adding my letter and sending them all to my #3 partner. This is a fun swap and seems to be working very nicely.
Response: Thanks for joining, I'm glad your enjoying it! :)
Comment: Got my things today Holly! here's to homeschooled freaks! ^.^ Can't wait to eat the candy and I LOVED the stickers and little kawaii cards. Hope you enjoy opening yours as much as I enjoyed opening mine. ^.^
Response: Yay! I'm so glad they got there in one piece!! :D I can't wait to get yours! <3
Comment: Thanks for the Virginia map card. I'm so glad it shows Front Royal - I know people there! I've been there! Also Richmond, Charlottesville and Lynchburg and places between - as well as the DC area.
Comment: Thanks for a great flat mail swap! I dont like English Brkfst Tea, but I will swap it along. I'm going to try the Zen tea tonight! My daughter loves the HK stickers, thank you for making her day! And I love the envies, especially the blue one! thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the rating! :)
Comment: Reading it finally today. March 27 .....I see what happened, I forgot to click the 5 circle and thus the rating did not go through. I am so sorry about that. Unless I clicked it and not hard enough, yours was the only one that did not get clicked that day.
Comment: Thanks for you anwers to you 25 random questions -- they were interesting to answer and reading your answers was also interesting. I hope your dream vacation comes true, and all your other hopes.
Comment: Thank you very much for these! I especially love the Shedd Aquarium beluga whales -- I saw them many years ago and had a "conversation" with one, even though we couldn't tell what the other was saying. Probably she was saying "Please sneak some extra fish to me!" ;)
Comment: Loved the beautiful card & your swap Holly. I am really enjoying the new group as well. A Corgi is also on my list of dogs I want to get. I had a friend that bred & showed Italian Greyhound's (I.G.'s for short). Man she loved those dogs. Had like 5 of them running around inside her house all at once. Luckily she had a pretty large house. I know the I.G's are small but boy are they fast! Wow! Have a great day. :-)
Response: Yay, thanks! I'm so glad you liked it and the new group, thanks for joining!! :) And thanks for the heart!
Comment: I just got home from a weekend trip to visit my sister and found these great cards waiting for me! They were all perfect for me! My daughter has gone on two trips to Korea, so that film poster was perfect, and I've never received a Jetoy card before and always wanted to, and the Eiffel Tower from Madison looks just like the real thing! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay, I'm so glad you liked them! :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Loved the Michigan PC Holly. Lived right next door to MI when I lived in Wisconsin. Never visited there though. I use to live right on Lake Superior, so yes, I too am a fan of the Great Lakes. Happy New Year & thanks for hosting this swap. :-)
Comment: Holly, I actually really like the Vanity Fair postcard you sent showing the William Bolin art. Somber, yes, but delicious! I am glad you you enjoyed your window shopping as well. All the best, Cynthia