Comment: Just back from holiday today and your envelope was waiting for me. Thanks very much for the hot mat. I love it!!! And I think you did a great job. I am using it right now with my morning tea:). Love the colours.....and I love maple anything!!
Response: Phew... what a relief!!! I am really happy you received it fine and that you like it. What a challenge this has been ;). Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. I hope you had a great vacation.
Comment: Dear Chantal, Thank you so so much for your letter. I absolutely loved the bookmark you made! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift - I would certainly collect them, if they were all that beautiful! Thanks also for the washi tapes. I hope you had a fantastic time on your cruise! Merci beaucoup x
Response: Oh, what a relief. I'm really glad that you are not unhappy with the bookmark I crocheted for you ... phew !!! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: A fun swap! Um,well, this thank you is way late, but I wanted to say it anyway! Thank you for the colorful tea card and fun, unique teas for the anonymous tea trade! I had to leave swap-bot for a while and never finished sending thank yous - trying to make amends :-) you've always been the best swap partner!! ❤❤❤
Response: Really glad you liked what you received. I hope all is good for you and Welcome back here. Thanks for the rating and the hearts ;-D
Comment: Hi Chantal!
Thank you for the resend of this swap! It was waiting in my post box when I got home from swimming this morning. The teas both smell yummy! Again, thank you for fixing this swap and sending it after so long, I appreciate it! xx
Response: Phew... I'm so happy this made it to you safe. What a stress, Canada Post is so unreliable. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart, but most of all for the communication.
Comment: Thank you!! I love the notecard, very fiiting for this swap. I also like your choice of Berries :-) They are all new to me, and I'd love to try them!! Your card took a bit of a de-route since the address label wasn't readable ??!! There was a Dutch sticker over the address which was typed. Very, very odd, since you typed the original label, without any mistakes.... Mailservices sometimes puzzle me.... Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: I'm glad you liked what I sent. I love "berries". As for the "detour", I'm not really surprised as I work in a postal plant and often see strange things (like an envy from Germany going to Italy but is now in Canada?!?). I always copy/paste the addresses of my swaps straight from SB to make sure there is no mistake, yet it seems like yours travelled quite a bit. I'm happy it didn't get lost all together. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Heart! Heart! Heart! This was one of my best mail days EVER because two fabulous packages came from you! This tea smells delicious! I am SO looking forward to trying them both. And those little bags you made? OMG!!! I'm jazzed! Thank you for everything . . . the teas, the tea bags made from the cutest possible fabric with tiny tea-themed charms at the end of the strings, the paper tea bag, the card and the darling pack of assorted sticky notes. You made me very, very happy. :-)
Response: YAY... I'm so happy you liked my little package. Making someone happy is what makes Swap-bot so fun and I think I succeeded with this swap :-) thanks so much for taking the time to write this nice comment and give me a heart. :-D
Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas, My son is anxious to try the chocolate blend :-) And YAY you're using the swapcards I made you in the Serendipity group!! :-)
Response: My pleasure. I'm happy that someone will be able to enjoy this funny flavor. I hope your son will like it. Of course I'm using the swap cards you made, they are so cute. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Chantal - What an amazingly thoughtful box I received in the mail today. I love all the handmade items so much! The organizer is much better than I expected and all the crochet cupcakes and wash cloths are simply perfect. I can't wait to try the maple tea and suckers tomorrow and am already thinking of where to use the Canada keychains. You have been more than generous and really gave me a super happy mail day.
Response: Thank you so much for this great comment. How nice of you. I'm glad you are pleased with your handmade items as I always lack a bit of confidence when swapping with an awesome person like you..
Comment: Hi Chantal - Many thanks for the very fun crochet primer and for hosting this swap! The theme is perfect for me, as every few years I pick up crocheting with the hope of becoming good at it :)
Response: Well, I'm happy if it inspires you to try again. Crochet is such a great hobby (I find). The trick... patience and practice. Good luck! Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-)
Comment: What a beautiful bookmark, I love it, thank you! Also, I am sorry you were confused with my profile as I have "forgotten" to update it - going to do it now - but I am enjoying on of the teas right now :) Thanks for a lovely swap!
Response: I'm happy you like what I sent you. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: How did you know I'm crazy for slippers and fingerless gloves? I really don't think that's on my profile, but by golly, you knew! I love the rainbow yarn you used as well. Thank you for a wonderful swap! I can't wait for the next round.
Response: To be honnest with you, I had no clue you liked slippers so much. It just happens to be my "best craft" ;-). However, there was a thread in the PF a while back about fingerless gloves and I think you were involved in the thread at some point, so I took a chance at making some. Thanks for the nice comment, the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great paper piecing pieces ! The mail box is adorable and the cardinal is wonderful. He will fit lovely with the other cardinal items I have displayed throughout my house. Thank you and I think you did a great job.
Response: Oh, thank you so much for this nice comment. I'm really happy you liked the cardinal. I was hesitant to send it as my hubby said it didn't look like one. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Love the slippers and mittens! The colors are great, and your crochet is fantastic. I was just admiring the bookmark that you made for me a bit ago, and I must say you do some beautiful work. The slippers fit perfectly (still want to know how you knew I have monster size 9's) as do the mittens. I'm going to wear them tomorrow when I venture outside for errands. Thanks!
Response: I am so glad and happy that you like what I sent. To be honnest, I had no clue about the size of your feet so I went with the "average" size that I usually get request for from my co-workers. That's why I call them "guest slippers", when they don't fit the owner, they may fit some guests... lol. Also, I know that they are usually quite "stretchable". I'm glad they fit you and that you like the color. Thanks for the compliments, the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Well, for somebody with a little stash, you have very nice fabrics!!! I love them all. Even my love thought they were cute:-). And so many profile based! Thank you very much for this private swap. Hope the stamps arive soon!
Response: My pleasure. I'm happy you liked the selection I sent. Thanks again for this private swap. :-D
Comment: Thank you so much for the DVD! Super happy! gonna have a my little pony marathon night soon! was very sweet of you to have it gift wrapped for me :D Hope your gloves reach you soon! xx
Response: YAY, I'm glad you like the choice I made. I was not too sure what to get you for this private swap. Thanks again for accepting to this private swap so I can get some cute gloves. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Today I added you to my list of people I'm thankful for. You're an excellent swap host and a very sweet and generous swap partner. Your letter was so interesting and sincere that I read it then immediately started over and read it again. The flat surprise you sent me is more like a huge present! I absolutely love the hot pad you made me and am so envious of your crocheting skills! This is one I've seen in pictures and never would have imagined myself owning but here it is at my house and I love it! Just saying thank you isn't enough to express how happy you made me today but for now, that will have to do. Merci, mon ami.
Response: WOW... I couldn't have dreamt of a nice comment to receive on my 400th heart. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how much you liked what I sent. I really had fun making it as it was a real challenge I gave myself (working without a pattern was a first and I was afraid you may not like the result). I'm also happy that despite my limited english, you enjoyed reading my letter. Thanks for the rating and the heart :-D
Comment: this was a super-lovely package! =) thank you so much! the candies are great and thank you, that you've decided to swap with me!! =) i hope, my package will arrive soon ;)
Response: My pleasure, I love helping people. The world is wide but with the internet now, almost anything is possible. I'm glad to share candies with you. Enjoy them. Thanks for the rating and the hearts !
Comment: Hi! I absolutely loved the polish:) technically I'm not allowed to wear nail polish (at work), but its the long weekend and I have tomorrow off so I am typing this with my glittering rainbow nails!! Thank-you!!!!!!
Response: oh, I didn't know you were not allowed because I wouldn't have sent that, but I'm glad you will be able to wear t this long week end. I can't wear nail polish at work also so I don't even buy myself these cute nailpolish and I thought it was fun to be able to buy it for someone else ;-). I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Chantal, this card is amazing! I love it! Thank you so much. I'm not sure if I want to give it to somebody or keep it for myself. It will be hard to decide!
Response: WOW... what a great comment! I was not even sure if the card was nice enough for the swap (too plain) and was a bit worried when I sent it. There are so many talented swappers in this group. Now I'm reassured ;-). I'm very happy you liked it as it was a real challenge. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: You are the best! I loved doing this month long journal but I loved reading yours even more! :) Thank you for the gravy mixes (can't wait to try them) and also for the little kitty notebooks! I find that I kind of actually miss writing in my journal each day after I sent it to you - how strange is that? LOL Anyway, thanks so much for agreeing to doing a MONTH LONG diet journal with me - I think it really helped me keep on track - and I loved reading yours! I have only read through it once really quickly and now I need to take time to go through and really read it closely and send you some emails about various parts of it. Thanks again Chantal!
Response: Well... thanks to you. Even though I found this very though, I finally reached my goal and I'm quite happy !!! Vacation is just around the corner and I worry less about what I'm going to eat since my weight is back under control. I just received yours before leaving for work, I'm going to open it later tonight ;-). Thanks for this nice comment and the heart.
Comment: Oh my goodness! THIS is an extra special package! Thank you for the beautiful envies, rhinestones and key fob! I'm still working on my project. After seeing yours, I feel bad for my poor partner. You are a fabulous seamstress! This is really one of the nicest swaps I've ever received. Thank you SO much!
Response: I really had fun making this enveloppe. You have such a good swapper reputation, I was a bit nervous and worried sending to you. I'm so glad that my swap pleased you :-D. Thanks for the awesome comment and the heart.
Comment: Wow! First, the journal is great - even though you don't enjoy doing journals you did a great job. It was fun to read and I'm glad to see that you really did lose weight at the end! Then, your fabric envelope totally blew me away! Everyone in my house thought it was really cool! :) Let me know if you ever want to do this again - I've finally found some motivation to stick to an eating plan and hopefully I can keep it up! Thanks again - this package was wonderful!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed reading my journal. I'm still debating doing another one. as I'm not too crazy about writting. On the other hand, I now realize that when I'm not writting, I'm not loosing... At least, I'm not gaining back what I lost but I can't seem to loose anymore. As for the enveloppe, I was hesitant to send it to you. You are such an amazing sewer that my "beginer" stuff must seem pretty ordinary, I'm happy you liked it. Thanks for this great rating. :-D
Comment: I absolutely love the tea ATC and the unique teas you chose for me. I can't wait to try them! You even made such a beautiful note card! Swaps like yours are the reason I joined swap bot. You are a true artist. Thanks!
Response: Thanks so much for the nice compliment. I always try to make every swap a bit unique. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Got it! Thank you so much for resending. :)
Response: My pleasure. For some reasons, everything I send to the Bahamas, I have to resend twice. Unlucky mailing system between our two countrys ?!? Well, I'm glad that at least the second one made it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Wow what a happy, sunny, cool little key fob! Now I just need some special keys for hang on it (I am kind of boring so it will take some thought). Thanks for such a fun original gift! Hope to swap with you again soon. <3<3<3
Response: I'm so happy you liked it... I was a bit apprehensive with this swap being so unspecific. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Thank you very much for the sweet markers! I love the little hands and the rabbits! You did a great job and I also liked the clever way that you packaged them on a chain of yarn =)
Response: I'm glad you liked the little rabits. I think they are super cute. I have fun doing stitch markers (actually I even sell some in my Etsy store... ;-) so this swap was fun for me). Thanks for the rating, the nice comment and the heart.
Comment: Yay, I LOVE the bracelets, thank you so much! I've got quite a good collection now, so fun!
Response: Well, I'm happy that they finally made it. I'm not impressed with this seller's customer service, but at least you like them so that's what's important to me. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Chantal! Long time no swap! I can't say thanks enough for choosing the fabric pieces for me!!! Whee, now I can make more altered day of the dead dolls! Thanks SO MUCH!
Response: I haven't swap much on Etsy because lately, I'm not lucky (I receive stuff broken or sloppy made and sellers have bad attitude about it when I contact them). I took a chance this time again. I'm glad you are happy with my choice of items for this swap. Thanks for the rating and the heart :-D
Comment: Thank you! I love the penguin thingies and can't wait to get a taste of that mint chocolate tea! :)
Response: My pleasure. Arent's those penguins cute? I got them for free on the internet to download. There is a lot of models if you look for teabag enveloppes. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Thank you for hosting these swaps. They are my favorite ones. Thank you for the teas and recipe! :) Happy holidays!!!
Response: Thanks, I enjoy these swaps too. That's why I decided to make a series of it. That way, I can also control who I let in (trying as much as possible to avoid flakers). I'm glad you enjoy them. It's just annoying that sometimes the system keeps giving me the same partners. Happy Holidays to you too!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the interesting selection of teas! I can't wait to try them! The first I try will be the apple and raspberry. And thank you so much for setting up a private swap with me since I didn't have enough ratings to enter the group swap at the time. I really appreciate it!
Response: I'm glad we did this swap as we both seem to have enjoy it. As I try my best to keep my swaps safe, I can't allow newbie (espacially around christmas). However, I'm always happy to help someone get rating since the risk isn't too high only on my side. Now you have enough ratings to be in my "Anonymous Tea Trade" series. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Haha, I feel awful having asked you to resend when I had already rated and recieved, but what happened is I hadn't archived it and for some reason when I looked at the ratings it looked like there were none, durp! Anyways, thank you so much again, you're wonderful.
Response: No problems... I cherish my "5" rating so much that it didn't bother me to resend at all. It's just funny that after all, no "real resend" was necessary but we both realized after it was sent! ;-)
Comment: I love the tea and recipe, thank you! My mail lady loves the envelopes you send your swaps in. Where did you get the template? I was thinking of making her a few of them, she's really sweet. Thanks!
Response: I had purchased a printable PDF template on Etsy a while back. Sometimes I use it to cut enveloppes out of maps and magazines. I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card, delicious tea and the wonderful recipes! I'm not feeling well today, so I think I'll cook the African beef tonight. I can't wait to try it!
Response: I'm sorry you are not feeling so good. I hope you will get better soon. The African Beef is actually in my crock pot for tonight and it smells delicious in the house. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: What a great package! Thank you very much! The stamp you choose to create is great! I did a cat. Thank you for the swap-cards, the ATC and cool stationery! I penpal so I can use it! Thank you!
Response: YAY... I'm happy you liked what I sent. I not a really creative type of person so this swap was quite a challenge for me. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Thank you for a lovely packet. Everything from the envelope to the teapot note card was just delightful! Oh and of course the teas. :) I can't wait to try them. I look forward to future swaps. Adriann♥
Response: Well I'm really glad you liked everything. I try to make every swap I send a "little special" no matter what it is. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: My fiance was absolutely thrilled to get his chips! And thank you so much for the delicious tea! It was great swapping with you :)
Response: Well, I'm happy the box made it safe to Texas from Canada. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D p.s.: I'll try to send you pics of the final product of what I made with the yarn you sent me.
Comment: Thanks a lot for the swap Chantal. The card is adorable and I think you did an excellent work with the handcarved stamp, especially since you just started it!
I can't wait to try the time as I LOVE framboise = D
Response: Thanks for the compliment on my stamp. I find it relaxing to carve. I'm glad you like raspberries. I really love this tea. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Thx for the lovely selection Toupti! I had trouble with this too - the plastic wrap I bought at the dollar store would not melt on the paper - just on the iron! lol So I switched to my regular wrap and it worked, A bit of a fussy process, no? (";)
Response: What a relief, I'm glad you liked the sheets I sent, I was a bit worried because of the wrinkles. It's funny because I went with my regular wrap and had a lot of problems, I almost got the dollar store one but ran out of time to try it. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Thank you so much for the speediness in which you sent the coins and the postcards. I am loving the pictures from where you live (my son and his teacher are so pleased also!). Thank you for swapping with me! :o)
Response: My pleasure, I'm happy it helped your son and that the coins arrived quick enough. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Wow, wow, wow!!!!!!! What a super box of great stuff! First, Iove the hand carved stamp - you did a FANTASTIC job on it. Thanks for all the sock yarn - it is all so pretty and I just kept pulling out skein after skein after skein....!! My favorite is the true rainbow one! Love the photo tote bag! I can't wait to try out the polymer clay covered crochet hooks - and the holder is so nice! And a tie-dyed rose necklace - so cool! The gel pens are great colors, and the bubble stickers are super fun, and I've never had prettier stitch markers! I'm going to hang the dodecahedron in my new craft room so I can see it every day - I love the beads you used! Everything is just perfect and I was simply in awe when I kept pulling things out of the box! This was a fantastic experience - thanks so much for suggesting a private swap - you are the best! And I want to keep up our penpal relationship too! Thanks again! WOW!!
Response: Well, I'm very happy to see that we both had a great experience with this private swap. I love private swaps, but at the last minute (before sending), I always get worried that I haven't done enough.Thanks for this nice comment, I guess I made it!!! Thanks for having this private swap with me, for this nice comment rating and for the heart. We'll keep in touch. :-D
Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing package.....I've only opened one, but the wrapping and shapes make me so excited to open the others. :)
Response: My pleasure. I had fun putting this together. I hope you will like the other "gifts". Your profile is well filled out so it was great to find stuff for you. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: I've been sitting here for a while trying to decide what to put in my ratings comments. The short version: This is quite likely the absolute best swap I have received since joining swap-bot 2 years ago. It was a delight going through everything you sent me. Your package put mine to shame, and I only hope that you aren't too disappointed with my part of the swap since it is not nearly as amazing as what you sent me.
Everything was perfect! I could see my profile in every single thing you sent. The handmade stuff was wonderful, and I adore all of the wonderful ducky things. You are such a kind and thoughtful swapper, and swap-bot is lucky to have you! Thank you so much for an amazing swap!!
Response: WOW... that's a nice rating comment you gave me. Thank you so much. I'm really happy you are pleased with this private swap. I'm sure I'll be happy with what you send don't worry. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely postcard package. The Cuba cards were great and the extra cards will be brilliant additions to my collection. The handmade envie was so cute...it was lovely to receive this package...thankyou for making my day sunny :-)
Response: My pleasure, I'm happy you like them all. I have fun making my envies out of old calendar ;-). Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Oh that kitten card is just the CUTEST thing!!! Makes me smile every time I look at it! And these teas look great. I'm excited about these tea flavors! Especially the pear/kiwi - yum! Thanks so much for sharing the extra!!
Response: My pleasure. I'm glad you like the tea selection. Pear/kiwi is one of my favorite and is unfortunately hard to find. I love the card too. Thanks for the nice comment, the rating and the heart.
Comment: Your journal was fantastic! In fact I am going to "CASE" it for ideas for another swap (Copy And Steal Everything). You should be really proud of your work! Thank you so very much. I am glad I received this journal from you!
Response: What a relief!!! I'm so happy you like it. For some reason, I always get excited when I join a journal swap, but then get discouraged and afraid I'll disapoint my partner. Then I get really nervous. Thanks for the nice comment, the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: Chantal, I just received your package today and boy did I need some happy mail. I opened it up and oohed and aahhed over everything. I love everything. Especially the bag and jewelry. Thank you so much for a thoughtful and lovely swap.
Response: I'm so happy that my packaged cheered you up ! I guess I succeeded the "WOW" test ;-). I did put time and effort in this swap and really enjoyed going through your profile to find stuff you would appreciate. Thanks so much for this nice comment and rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully warm gloves. I love them. They are so soft, cuddly and warm. Perfect for what I needed fingerless gloves for. I have really enjoyed our swap and hope we can do it again sometime. Take care...Jeanette
Response: I'm happy you like the gloves and that it didn't take too long to reach you. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Looks great...but I'm waiting for Christmas to open it!
Response: Yeah, I guess it's the purpose of stocking stuffers he? ;-) I'm happy that you like what it looks like and that it made it to you in time for Christmas. Thanks so much for rating already and for the heart. =D
Comment: Today I got the black, white and pink water cozy and the QR codes (exactly what I'm looking for). I love everything! Thank you!
EDIT: I got your second envelope and everything is lovely! I love the Swap-Bot Postcards, they are so cool! Thank you so much for everything!!!!!!
Response: Well, I'm happy you liked it and that it deserved a heart. The second envy with more little goodies should arrive next week. Thanks for the rating. =D
Comment: What a lovely bounty of red and white dishcloths - my mother is going to be thrilled with them, as am I! Thx very much dear - the star ones are especially pretty! (Don't forget to let me know if there is any kind of fabric in particular you would like me to send you next month.(";) Hugs, Terry
Response: What a relief !!! I'm so glad you like them all. Since I still consider myself still beginner crocheter, I'm never quite completely confident about my skills. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: ♥♥♥♥ This package made my day! I was having a horrible day and this totally made me smile. I loved everything in this package, but the penguin bead was my #1 favorite thing! I wish I could give more than one heart! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm happy if the package gave you a smile. I'm having crappy day after crappy day lately, so I totally feel your pain. Thanks for the nice comment, the rating and the heart ! :-)
Comment: Oh that was def a very special package. Love the wallet! I wish I knew how to make them :)
ps. Totally forgot about the recipe as I was so entranced by the wallet.Thank you for the healthy recipe as well. I'm trying to cook/bake more healthy things for the bf. :) good luck with the healthy living/eating
Response: I'm happy you liked it. I have fun making these simple wallets, that's why I love these tea swaps. Thank you for the rating and the heart! =D
Comment: Your crocheted bib is so pretty - thx dear! How kind of you to also include cute appliques and buttons (I don't know the sex yet). I will be very proud to give this as a baby gift! Hugs, Terry
Response: Thank you Terry. I was a bit worried as the package you sent me was so marvellous. My crochet skills are stil average so I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the private swap, the rating and the heart. =-D
Comment: Thanks for the email - I love the needle books - they are adorable! Great job :)
Also, I'm totally jealous of your crafting space!!
Response: Thanks for the compliments :-). I LOVE my crafting space, but deserve no credit (other than paying $$$). I was part of a TV reality show where they did the design and renovation. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Thanks so much for the "Bird on a Branch" fabric ATC. Very nice that you put some time into this swap. I really do like it. I am also a sucker for DMC floss. Thank you so much for those also. U da Bom when it comes to swappers! :o)
Response: Thanks for this nice comment. I'm happy you liked this ATC, I had fun doing it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Thank you very much. The peas are adorable, and the sun and clouds are very cute.
Response: I'm happy you liked it and glad it made it quick to you. I was afraid it would not meet swap requirement by it being a Mr. and Mrs. and the other pair being maybe too small. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Extra special ... 2 pocket booklets! Both of them stuffed with great things for me to use in crafting or to pamper myself (yummy tea!) Thank you so much Chantal, it was really great to meet the person giving me such nice things prepared with care for what I like.
Response: I'm really happy you liked it. I was a bit nervous about giving this in person (what if you didn't like it?) ;-). In the end, it all turned out well. I'm happy I got the meet you in person. Thanks for the rating and the heart =D
Comment: Really lovely ATCs, Chantal...and two of them! Great job, I love them both. Thank you so much!
Response: My pleasure. I'm happy you liked them both because I didn't ... ha ha ha. It's great that despite Canada Post lock out, it didn't take too long to get to you. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-D
Comment: This was such a wonderful package, Chantal! Really special! You went to way too much trouble and the box contained so many special things! That beading magazine is so expensive! You shouldn't have! But I'm so grateful for your gifts and I so appreciate it! One of the nicest packages I've had here, ever! A million hearts!
Response: Wow, considering Canada Post lock out back log, it got to you pretty fast.
At first, I wanted to put Ami patterns in the package, but then read your profile where it says to you kind of do them on your own style. That's why I took a chance and went with something totally different. It was a guess and I suppose that afterwards, I wasn't convinced anymore if it was a good idea or not. I got nervous (it was one of my first *higher value package swap*), but now I'm really happy to see you liked my selections. It was so fun to put it together. I always prepare my package doing something I'd like to receive, but then afterwards, I think that maybe someone else with different taste might not like it as much. Doesn't mean that because I like it, someone else will. Anyways, all this to say: Thanks for the rating, the nice comment and the heart! :D
Comment: Toupti is such a sweetheart and a wonderful woman to know. I have had the most fun with her and getting to know her over the past year. You are a blessing sweetie and I wish you so much success and happiness.
Comment: Toupti, you are so creative - they are adorable. And even my initial coasters - that is so cool!
Response: Cool... I'm happy you like all the coasters I prepared for you. Other than the bookmarks and water bootle cozies, it's the first time I swapped something I crocheted and I was worried a bit. Thanks for the rating and the heart =D
Comment: Yay! It finally came! Thank you so much for your patience. It's the package mailed on April 19. I actually found it by looking in the PO Box cubby just below mine. There happens to be a space where I can look into it and found the package with my name on it! Maybe more of my mail is in there, too. Another friend of mine brought me one of my postcards and her box is above mine, but off by one number. The colors are great! I love the chapstick cozy, too!
Response: Awesome !!!! I was so worried over this. I'm still a bit sad that the first one never made it, but at least one got to you to fulfill my end of this swap. I'm glad you like the cozy. Thanks for the rating and the heart =D
Comment: I was so excited to see that you were my partner for this swap since I have seen all of the great things you make and send out and a few of them myself :-) The tissue holder is sooo cute, and I LOVE the water bottle cozy. It will be perfect for my gym trips. Also my mother sends a huge THANK YOU for the bookmark. She thought it was so sweet that you sent it after I told you how much she liked mine. She immediately stuck it in her current book. Thank you so much for a great swap, and I hope we swap again in the future!
Response: Nice... I'm so glad that you liked everything I prepared for you. I was a bit nervous since this was for the "sophisticated" group (and the first time I had the guts to join a swap in that grouop). I wasn't sure if my swap would be good enough to allow me to please my partner and stay in that group. I'm also glad your mom appreciated the little bookmark :-). Thanks so much for the nice rating comment and the heart. =D
Comment: Just love the tea wallet and kleenex container, and the address labels, what a wonderful swap,! I love it all! <3 <3 !
I can always use the address labels which are just perfect and I never have enough! Thanks!
Response: I'm really glad you liked everything I sent for you. I had fun preparing your package. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Can you believe this package arrived so quickly! The arm warmers are gorgeous, even moreso than in the photo, and thank you so much for the cute postcards, as well!:) I hope yours will arrive as quickly, though it seems there is no rhyme or reason to the Canadian/US postal delivery! ;P Thanks for trading!
Response: WOW... I'm so happy it made it on time for you to give it for Valentines !!! Thank you for the compliments, I'm glad you like them as much as I do. In fact, I liked them so much, I made another pair for myself (but smaller).As for Canadian/US mail, I couldn't have said it better... totally unpredictable. Takes for the private trade, the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: thank you SO much! i love my pretty lime waterbottle cozy AND the face scrubbie!
Response: I'm glad it made it to you. I'm having problems with my PO lately. I'm happy you like your cozy and the little scrubbie I made with the left over yarn. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart (my 200th). =D
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful crocheted bookmark - I love it! And thanks for the adorable Kawaii letter sets - so unexpected! Thanks too, for the pattern for the bookmark - I just bought some new crochet thread so I guess I'll have to try it! You package will go in the mail before the deadline. Thanks for swapping with me!
Response: I'm really happy you liked everything I sent for you. Thanks for the nice comment, the rating and the heart =D
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark Chantal! :-) Will forward your business cards with my sales. I hope you don't mind, that I sent you some business cards (I have you as a partner too) from my gf (DarthD) along with my cards.
Response: I'm glad you liked the bookmark. =D. I was afraid it would not make it to you, canadian mail is so unpredictable. I'll be happy to send your gf' cards along with yours when IMake a sale. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: OH Sweetie, your bookmarks are so beautiful. I have never seen anything like it before. I am almost afraid to use them. I just like to look at "em. Everything you sent to me was such a blessing a thrill to get. I would love doing private swaps with you anytime. Blessings Seren
Comment: I received the V-Day zine from BBBellezza. She put your note in a handmade envie! EDIT: Feb.12, 2010 - Oh wow, you really went all out! I received the 5 pack of Banilla Circus Stickers and the 4 pack of the silly girl/diary stickers. Too cute!
Response: Cool... one more package to come! =D I'm glad you did received the stickers and that you like them. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Thank you very much for all the patterns and the CUTE CUTE CUTE little cat toy!! I'm sure there's more to come, and I know I'll love it..I'm waiting until I get paid to send your package because I'm going to be sending you a HUGE box!!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything. There is actually one more package to come and I think you'll have everything. I'm happy you liked the cat toy, I think it's cute too. =D
Comment: Wonderful! I make my bookmarks so huge, and they are hard to mail. I am making my next one this size... I love it! I am EAGER to try the simple muffin recipe... sounds like Thanksgiving treat to me!... and the tea will be a lovely snack for later tonight. Smiles!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it!!!! I was afraid to disapoint you because it seems so simple yet I liked it simple like that. Size for bookmark doesn't matter because I think some can be used for small paperback books while other bigger one for larger books. I'm glad you liked the little extras. Enjoy. =D
Comment: I received your wonderful atc's today..I love them, they are beautiful and so creative..You are a very talented artist and I am so lucky that we had this private swap and I get to add these 3 amazing atc's to my collection..Thank you so very...
Response: I am glad you liked them all. I don't consider myself an artist at all, but you comment really made me feel good. Thanks for the rating and the heart! =D
Comment: The ATC is lovely, Chantal. I like the medallion you folded, and the paper you used simply enhanced the overall design. Great job! Thanks also for all the extras - the Halloween bookmark is going straight into my collection! :) And you know, I'll never be disappointed to have you as a swap partner. ;)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm really happy you liked my ATC, I'm so new at this that I'm always a bit afraid to send them out yet I love doing them. thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Chantal, this is an absolutely wonderful package. I love everything (the EXTRAs - the ATC blanks are always perfect; peridot book thong - just beautiful; all of the heart stickers-love those felt one's, reminds me of the 70's, an era I'm still stuck in; the papers all are gorgeous and all are my favorites (can't choose one) its all me and all very lovely) . The ATC is beautiful too. I am definitely the lucky swap recipient in this swap. Thanks so much for the great package and for combing my profile. Everything is perfect.
Response: What a relief. I'm so beginer in ATCs and your profile is so full of your amazing art you are doing that I was afraid you would not like what I did. I'm happy you enjoyed everything I prepared for you. Thanks for the rating and the heart (and the nice comment in my profile).
Comment: Wow! I love the bookmarks you made for me. The bookmark thong is so pretty and the fall leaf bookmark is so fall-y. (Is that a word?) The recipe you sent sounds great and I'll be trying it out soon. Thanks so much for a fabulous package!
Response: My pleasure. I'm so glad when I manage to find or do something that my partner likes. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Chantal, you sent such a wonderful swap! I especially loved the adorable phone charm and bookmark!
Response: Well, I'm glad you received my package before leaving the bot (which is sad). I'm happy you liked what I prepared for you. Can't wait to receive your swap cards. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Wow! I just rec'd your envelope. How sweet everything is! Thank you so much for the very unique bookmark. It's my first fabric one. I love the sunflowers and how cute is that matchbook? I'm very grateful for all of it! :) Dee
Response: I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Thank you for the adorable matchbook notebooks. They're going to stay in my purse to use them when need me. I also LOVED the book thong that you made for me, it was precious and will now be my favorite thing to use when reading my many books. Thanks again!
Response: Great, I'm happy you liked everything I prepared. I love doing book thongs, so I'm glad you'll use it. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: I love the book thongs, particularly the black/longer one! And thank you for the extras...are those ATC blanks? I can't wait to use my new bookmarks, thank you!
Response: I am glad you liked the book thong! I have a lot of fun making them. And yes... those are ATC blanks so you have something to start with if you want to try ATCs. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: I absolutely LOVE everything you sent. <3 I hope you enjoy your dreamcatchers just as much as I've enjoyed the myriad of fantastic little gifts you've sent. You are truely a sweetheart.
Response: I'm so happy you like what I chose. I wasn't sure if it would be worth enough compared to what you are sending me. I was so afraid to disapoint you, I'm glad you liked it. =D Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: OMG! YOU so totally ROCK! I L O V E allthe little books you made for me! The one with the Chinese Crested on it is my FAVOURITE! :D I think I keep this one here! WOW! Thank you so much! I would love to give you a few more hearts this package was so special!
Response: I'm so glad you appreciate all the efforts and thoughts that were put into your package. I had fun preparing it, but was afraid it wouldn't be enough compared to what you are preparing. Thanks for the rating and the heart! =D
Comment: Thank you so much! I was so excited to get items from another country! I love the pens!!! And the mug paper... so cute!
And about the teas... what a great selection! Can't wait to try them...
I have never seen the bristotea brand, I loved that one! So different!
Comment: Thank you so much! Everything you sent was absolutely lovely and it was packaged beautifully. And I love the bookmark you made as an extra. I'm sure it'll come in handy. <3 I'm looking forward to swapping out some of my fbs and making my own! ^_^
Response: Well, I'm glad that you liked the fact that I personnalized the package I sent you. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Thank you so much! My package came super quick, and all of the little extras made my day. I appreciate you taking a chance on a newbie and setting this up. Plus, your papercrafting talents are wonderful. I look forward to trading with you again!
Response: I'm glad you appreciated the efforts I've pu into your package. We were all newbies at some point. Someone made that favor to me once, so I'm returning the favor to another newbie with pleasure. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Thank you for your delightful package, Chantal - lovely teas, and a gorgeous bookmark - so thoughtful :)
Response: I'm happy the package made it to you (mail problems here). Glsd you liked it ! Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D Oh... and I just saw the comment, thanks for the message in french, it's really good and it's nice of you.
Comment: tysm for the matchbox, the little ribbon part was adorable and especially everything inside <3 will definetly be using these. the extras were a nice touch ;) suchh cute extras. i tried to give you a heart but for some reason it won't let me.. i'll try and fix it later though
Response: Thanks for your comment (too bad stupid hearts don't work) ;-). I'm glad you liked what I sent since I didn't have much that "fit your profile".
Comment: Chantal, I got my package today and I was so surprised. I really love my charms! In fact I have them both on my phone! I did notice my initials on the beaded one you made for me, what a sweet touch. Thank you so much you really made my day! I will let you know when yours is mailed- this week sometime.
Response: Well, your "kawaii package" made my day too. Glad this private swap turned out so well for both of us. Thanks for the rating and the heart =D
Comment: Hello Chantal! So many thanks for your thoughtful package!! I'm so happy with the tea (cinnnamon, peppermint, chamomile, you pick some great flavours i adore), and the birdy stuff you sent me :D Thank you so much again! I love the stickers and the notebook :O Yay! Have to say that i would give you more than one heart! A hug from Spain! :) edit: Just see the starwberry one, i think i'm going to try it today, it smells so good :) Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the comment and the heart. I'm happy you liked everything I sent for you. =D
Comment: Thank you for the great package. I love the tea cup you made and the teas were yummy. I'm going to check out the Bistro Tea website as the Green Tea with Lemon Grass was fab.
Response: Glad you liked the little cup I made. The lemon grass tea is indeed really good (but really hard to find where I live, hope you'll be luckier than me in finding it.) Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: merci pour mon beau dotee et frais supplémentaires spéciaux, très gentil de vous. J'ai mis une photo de elle sur mon flickr. Coeurs pour votre effort de special de dotee. respect Annette
thankyou for my lovely dotee and special extras, very nice of you. I put a photo of her on my flickr. Hearts for your dotee special effort. regards Annette
Response: Wow... thank you for the message in french, it's nice from you. Thanks for the rating and the heart, it's appreciated =D
Comment: I loved your matchbox, handmade is always very symptathetic. Loved the contents too, it was bursting with hearts! And a special thankyou for the personalised bookmarker, You have been a wonderful swapper.
Response: I'm so glad you liked what I've prepared. I always try to make an effort to send packages that I would like to receive. Thanks for the rating, the nice comment and the heart. =D
Comment: Thank you so much for the matchbox, I love everything in it. Thats funny about the coins. I was going to send someone a Breast Cancer quarter once then realized she was Canadian, I figured she probably already had one. LOL.
I am glad you liked my little package that I prepared. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: chantal, thanks so much for all the goodies! how thoughtful to consider what i'd like. also, thanks for checking my previous swaps and sending something i'd like (which i did!). happy swapping! :), sschlegel
Response: Hi, very glad you enjoyed my package. I always try to look up at poeple profile to please them. I love getting nice packages so I try to send nice ones too. =D
Comment: Thank you for the lovely FB's :) You did a good job on it if these are your first high quality fbs! I really loved the bunny one it's so cute! And also thanks for the tea, they look yummie!
Response: I'm really glad you liked your package. I was worried about the quality of my FBs since it was my first high quality FB swap. I never saw one so I hoped it met the standards. Thanks for the rating and the heart. =D
Comment: Oh, this was a VERY special package, wish I could give more hearts! Thank you for the delicious teas, the lovely card AND note, and the little FB you made. I felt like it was my birthday, everything was sooo nice. Can't wait to try my new teas!
Response: Very glad you enjoyed the little package I prepared. I love received nice mail with little extras so I try to do the same in return. Thanks for the heart =D
Comment: Thanks for your honesty. Now I know where your screen name comes from. I also looked up your first name and thought you might like to know.
The girl's name Chantal \ch(an)-tal\ is pronounced shahn-TELL. It is of Old French origin, and its meaning is "stone". Also possibly "singer". The name of a 17th-century French saint of great piety who adopted a strict religious life and founded an order of nuns, the Vistandines.
Thank you so much for the research, I never really wondered about it, but it's interresting to know. =D (thanks for the heart also)
Comment: If I could give you 5 hearts I would. I loved your little package. Thank you very much for the beautiful FB and the yummy teas. I love chai and peppermint. Chamomile is another great one. The sash you put them in is very beautiful as well. Thank you very much. I can't believe how fast it got here.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed what I've sent you. This was my first mail swap. Thanks for the heart! =D