Comment: Where do I begin, it was a beautiful package, I just had to smile when I saw it, and even better was the wonderful mug, covered with flowers. And then a darling mug mat ,that you made to match. Be still my heart. So nice. You are the BEST.
Comment: Wow! Sounds like you and your sister had a wonderful summer - makes me feel like an old homebody. I really enjoyed your letter and good luck on the 5K run. And I love the tea caddy! Thank you.
Comment: Hi Barbara! I would LOVE to be crafty penpals! Though I've never read one, my son is quite the Dirk Pitt fan ;+) Maybe I'll try one now. I so envy you your twin sister--how special--I have no siblings. I'll send a letter shortly!
Comment: Dear Barbara,
I received your lovely postcard today. I had a stressful day at work so having it to read when I got home really lifted my mood. It looks like you live in an interesting part of the world! I will write back soon
Response: Glad my PC put a smile in your step. Would love to hear from you. Thank you for the heart and rating. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Oh Barb ~ I saw your drawing before the picture and thought it was of someone of Royalty! You are beautiful and your drawings are amazing! Love the mug!! And thank you so much for the wonderful extras and for joining in my swap! Thanks again!! :)
Response: Thank you for the wonderful complement. I thought I would do a self portrait so you could see who you were swapping with. Glad you loved what I drew. This was a wonderful swap,thanks for having it. And thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of fabric squares. I just love to look at fabric designs. I will use these especially the blue ones. Got a quilt in the works that is called MY BLUE HEAVEN. Thanks again.
Response: So glad you liked the fabric I sent and you'll be able to use some of them in your quilt. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you for the lovely parcel you sent to fulfill this swap! I am absolutely IN LOVE with the kitties you drew on my envie! You have TALENT! I have always wished to be able to draw well; alas, I cannot ;+( Thanks, too, for the lovely paper and postcards. You know, I came across a beautiful journal on my bookshelf that you created for me years ago. You are multi-talented ;+)
Response: Glad you liked the kittens. Was glad to hear you still have my journal, we have swapped many times. Thanks for being a friend. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous swap! I love the drawings of the dog and cat, that you did! Thanks too for the extras! They are perfect! The "Send a Whale" is going to be fun to send further! Hugs from Alaska
Response: So happy you liked what I created. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Barb ~ WOW, awesome mug rug! Thank you so much! And thank you so VERY much for the blocks they are fantastic and I love them, especially the heart one!! Thank you so much for joining in my swap!! Kelly :)
Response: Aren't Rug Mugs fun. Glad you liked the extras too. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: WOW! I received your wonderful piece yesterday and I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much!! It's beautiful! I envy your drawing skills! And so sweet of you to include the mini notebook! What a treat it all was! THANK YOU!!
Response: Glad you loved what I sent. I enjoyed creating it for you. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. every day. bearnbabs
Comment: I love the pretty card and the post cards, all of them. Gave me a laugh to see the racing cats. The bus scene doesn't look happy. I wonder if they just met at their wedding. The Beatles were the greatest!!! Merry Christmas!
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara! So happy to have you as a partner again! Loved reading your Thanksgiving Survey - sounds like you will have a houseful but that you are very use to that, so no worries! Thank you so much for sharing your Mom's Sweet Potato recipe - I love them, so am going to give it a try!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hope you tried the sweet potato recipe. Thank you for the heart. Hope you have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for the sweet doggie Christmas card and the book markers - they always come in handy! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much Barbara for the map of Pennsylvania! And it was extra special of you to include your favourite recipe. The amish chocolate crinkle cookies look so delicious - I'll have to try them this summer! I would love to try them today but unfortunately it is 40 degrees C, and the oven would make our house too hot! I think they would be amazing for christmas though... hopefully we get a cooler day sometime soon! Many thanks again, from Sophie :D
Response: Your welcome. Hope you tried the recipe. Thank you for the heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Wonderful collection of cards. Love that you made a little theme to each one and that each card was different on the back-great vintage and other fun cards! Thanks for sharing-will be fun to add to my collection!
Response: Your welcome. I had a fun time making the PL. Have a great day. Thank you for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: I really like the bat with the city in the background. I did however think the "cute" one was adorable and it made me smile. I also liked the pop of color on the moon in both of them. Thanks so much for both your efforts.
Response: Glad you liked the Bats. I really enjoy drawing these tangles. HANK YOU FOR THE RATING & HEART. hAVE A GREAT DAY. BEARNBABS
Comment: That is one beautifully done owl! Thank you so much. I am excited about trying the onion soup recipe too. It's one of my favorite soups. If I am in a restaurant and they have it, I'll order it AND whatever else I want for dinner just because it's Onion Soup! Looking forward to making it, I just put red onions on my list because I only have one! Thanks againðŸ˜€â¤ï¸
Response: You are welcome. I really enjoy drawing these tangles. And hope you try the soup. Thanks for the rating & heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Barbara, thank you for such a beautitful journal. I have been going thru it several times now and enjoying it more each time. I looooove it! What a fun swap and I'd definitely like to get you as a partner in another swap anytime. Happy swapping...
Response: Glad you liked the journal, I really had fun putting it together. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the wonderful PL full of fabric that I love! Lucky me! Great job on what you chose and I will definitely use them. I especially love the summer paper dollie you made just for me on back ,the nice note and embellishment. Many hearts to you my new friend! <3 Hope you are enjoying summer as well, have a great day!
Response: Your welcome. I thought this was a fun swap. Glad you liked the paper doll. And thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for your nice note! Your garden sounds absolutely lovely! The soil is really poor where I live, so I mostly container garden - my choices are limited in that way. I was really surprised, though, at the stuff that came back after winter! Take care and have a great summer!
Comment: WoW funny....working on my cat zen card and just received yours in the mail..... and we have a Bengal-mix cat..... this one looks quite like our Specs....... Love this card!! Thank you very very much..... Happy Swapping......
Response: It surely is a small world....Glad you liked the Bengal cat. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara - it was great to hear from you and have you share your day with me! I was very sorry to read about the bee hives though, will your daughter be able to salvage anything or have to start over? Our fur baby is shedding so much that I am not sure how he even has any hair left! LOL! Thanks again for the fun share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I really enjoy these swaps , sharing and hearing how each of us live. The bee hives will be replaced next Spring....we still have some that the bear didn't bother.Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Wow, great tangles and I wasn't expecting all those goodies. You sure do know how to do a pocket letter up nicely :-) I'm going to have some fun with these lovely bits. Here's a laugh - the bus ticket you sent is a TriMet ticket - that's from Portland OR, my city! I don't think they even use transfers like this one anymore - everything is all automated now. Your home sounds lovely, glad you have family around. Many, many thanks!!
Response: I am so happy you liked the PC and all the surprise goodies. It was fun to make. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day every day, bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of notecards! I like them all, but that peacock one sure is beautiful! And the hand drawn card you sent them in is just fabulous! Made me feel special that you sent it to me! Thank you so much for such a lovely swap!
Response: Your welcome. I hand draw cards for family & friends. Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so very much. I love all of the items you sent especially the handmade tote.
Response: You are welcome. I wasn't sure you would think the home made tote was the right type, that's why I sent the black one. Glad yoiu loved it Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day, bearnbabs
Comment: Hi :) Thank you for all the cute book marks. :) Banned & challenged books are always curious to me - and makes me want to read them all the more! :) I'm a rebel that way. :) And I have to say, "Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry" is one of my all time very favorite books! We listened to the whole series as audios with our kids - great story to share. :)
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day every day all the year long. bearnbabs
Comment: My favorite color is yellow, I have traveled a lot in the USA, I love lasagna and tacos, I've never counted all the states I've been in but I've lived in 5 different states, I collect bookmarks and love library bookmarks best (the ones that list the name of the library and town, I put my tree up after Thanksgiving and love it all month long (just like you), I have a brother 2 years younger and a sister 4 years younger, my mothers side is from England and fathers from Scotland, I haven't ever made snow ice cream, I use old books for my altered books. I will try to write back but I am really busy with swap-bot, beading and listing it on Etsy (although my shop is pretty empty right now), and also have a bunch of vintage jewelry I need to photograph and list. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Response: Thank you for your response....we do have a lot in common. And thank you for the rating & heart. May every day be wonderful. Merry Christmas. bearnbabs
Response: This is going to be a wonderful swap, cant wait to see what wonderful recipes we will receive.Thanks for rating & heart. The recipe I sent is my 95 year old mom's recipe. Have a wonderful day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Oh my goodness!! I am in love with the Mini Album that you sent, and thank you so so much for the journal! The album is beautiful, and you did such an amazing job! I can't thank you enough for the time you took and the outcome. :) I would give you ten hearts if I could!
Response: Glad you liked the mini album. It was the first I ever made. And thank you for the rating & heart. Have a wonderful day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Barbara, all I can say is WOW!!! What an absolutely fantastic pocket letter! I simply love everything about it. Did you draw all of those dogs??? So, so good! You are very talented! I love all of the cute goodies you included and can't wait to use them. Thank you so much for putting a big smile on my face today! :-)
Response: Yes, I did draw all my dogs. I wanted to make it extra special for you. I am so glad you loved what I did, Thank you for the rating & heart, Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: I love your quotes. I read " Night Before Christmas"to my grandsons when they were little, and now I read it to my great grandchildren. Thank you for the corn pudding recipe. I told Mom I would bring corn for Christmas dinner, and I think I will use your recipe as it sounds yummy. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Response: Thank you for your wishes & I hope the family enjoyed my corn pudding recipe. Thank you for the rating & heart. Have a great day & the best 2016 ever. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas Card! I love the cardinals! I am excited to try the chocolate cookies! They sound so yummy! Blessings to you and yours at this most special time of year!
Response: Your welcome. I hope you enjoyed the cookie recipe. Thank you for the rating & heart. Hope you have a great day and the best 2016 ever. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the beautiful Christmas card showing a snowy branch & a red glass ornament. And thank you for writing the recipe for me for Amish Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. They sound yummy, hope I can bake some at my sister's house for the holidays. We all love chocolate. Happy November!
Response: Your welcome. Glad you liked the card & recipe. The cookies are really easy to make. Have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi, your "ponderings" were a pleasure to read bringing back many similar memories of my own. I've never lived near the woods or had a fireplace. The rising river and losing your vehicles was a dramatic event and I can imagine you all scrambling to cover the boxes with ponchos. These are all family stories to talk about for many years. This has been an excellent swap, thank you.
Response: Glad you liked what I wrote. I have really enjoyed this swap. Thanks for the rating & heart, Have a great week. bearnbabs
Comment: Wow! What a fabulous swap! Thank you for everything - I love that recipe card, too - I super love Key Lime pie :-) ..... and... the bookmark - wowie!! I'm giving that to my grand-daughter for Christmas. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap. Hope you got an envie just as good as this fabulous one. Happy day to you .
Response: Your welcome. I really enjoyed putting this swap together. You to have a wonderful day. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thanks so much for the awesome found items PL! It totally made my Monday! Love the potato salad receipe and it was great to hear from you! Glad all was well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I loved making this PL. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the Nice letter telling me about your Garden and I am going to look up to see what Lupines look like so I can show my husband, Thank you for the Seeds... we just bought 3 more Blueberry Bushes today..! ! Now we have 33...And I can't wait to try the Recipes..! !
Response: I am glad you liked what I sent. I too have blueberries, 7 in my small yard. Have a wonderful Summer. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara
I got the cookie book thank you yummy recipes
Response: Glad you recd the Cookbook. I always worry one might get lost. Your welcome on the recipes. I tried to give some new ones. Thanks for the rating & heart. Hope you have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Response: Isn't this the neatest swap ever...Once I get the last Cookbook I plan on trying every cookie in the book. Oh what fun for my family. Glad you like the recipes. Have a great day. And thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the lovely life verses, I enjoyed reading them, there arr so many wondergul verses in the Bible. Thanks for the tea, I shall enjoy them. Have a happy Easter, , love Jennifer.
Response: I'm glad you got them & thank you enjoyed what I sent. And you are right there are many wonderful verses in the Bible. Enjoy the tea. Thanks for the rating & heart, Have a wonderful Easter. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks for the pretty life verse cards. I love the variety of photos especially the ice skater and Philippians 4 verse. Great notecard with a pocket with the Romans 8 verse on the back. I have made envelopes and next I plan to try pockets.
Response: Glad you liked what I made. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: Beautiful Recipe Cards ! ! and the Spicy Pumpkin Soup and Chicken Supreme Tureen soups sound wonderful.. We just finished up with Split Pea and Ham Soup.. I cook by filling the pot with meat and veggies and let them cook..! ! ! Thanks for extra cards too...
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. I Love a good cup of soup on a cold winter day. And thanks for the rating & heart. You have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: Totally AWESOME!!! I have never seen anything so cool! The drawings are so neat, and the way you have them on the page with name of book, and handwritten why you liked them! I am so happy you had me to send to! There is NO WAY I'm gonna be able to top that when I send mine! God Bless you! Charmaine
Response: I am so glad you liked my drawings & list. I was blessed that I had a Grand ma & mother who liked to read to us. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, Ecclesiastes 3:11 "GOD has made everything beautiful in its time!!!" What a great verse for this beautiful FALL! ;-) Your turkey sticker with the googlie eyes is so cute!!!! Thanx & Blessings, cc
Response: Your welcome. And thanks for the rating & heart. And have a wonderful Turkey Day. bearnbabs
Comment: It WAS my first Christmas card! Thank you so much! Like you I'm sure, I can tell by reading the recipes if my family will like a recipe and I promise you, these will be a big hit! Gingerbread, gingersnaps are always a big hit in fall/winter timeframe. And an easy refrigerator cookie is something all will love and looks delish! Aren't the old recipes some of the best?!!
Thank you so much!
Response: Yes, they are. Hope you'll enjoy both in years to come. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a most wonderful HolidaySeason. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara! I can't wait to try your recipes! I'm going to make a batch of 1904 cookies BEFORE the holidays so we can taste test them! The Hootycreeks are worth making simply because of the name! Thanks for the recipes AND the lovely card too.
Response: Glad you like what I sent. They are both very good. And thanks for the rating & heart. You & yours have a wonderful holiday season. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks for the cute card, your message, and the verse from Ecclesiastes. It is a verse that had not come to my mind for thanksgiving, yet it is so perfect. Like you, my Swap-Bot friends, have also cheered me through hand surgery and two total knee replacements--more cards and messages from them than from my "face-to-face" friends! It is amazing that we can do that for each other without any physical meeting. God is so good!
Response: Thank you for your comment. And thank you for the rating & heart. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so very much for the Lucy Witch socks!!! They are perfect! I was having a pretty bad day and these really made me stop, and take a moment to smile and be thankful. Happy Halloween and keep up the awesome, Barb!
Response: Your welcome. Glad you liked them &they put a smile on your face. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me pages to 2 different books! :) Twelve Sharp looks very interesting; I'll need to check if my library has it! And thank you so much for the tea and the bookmark!
Response: So glad you liked what I sent. Enjoy the tea & read. Have a wonderful Fall day. bearnbabs
Comment: You out did yourself! The letter was great, made me feel like I was there! I have eaten the honey crisp & jonagold. My favoriite is a winesap, but I can not find it in Louisiana. Thank you for the extra recipe cards, I've been collecting...
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Have you ever made apple dumplings? Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a wonderful 1st day of Fall. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the FABULOUS Zentangle!!! It is fantastic! You are so talented!! And I was just talking about Irish Soda Bread today! Thank you for the recipe! I will be making it tonight!!
Response: ou are quiet welcome. Hope you enjoy the bread. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the delightful list! I loved all the art throughout! I also love art journals, although I am new to the pleasure of them. I will try to write back in a bit. I have undertaken a few projects that are eating time, but I have your lists in my correspondence pile to write.
Response: I enjoyed making the list & art. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart & rating.Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you very much for the letter and postcards. I`m just starting to learn to paint, myself and I am my own worst enemy - I have to keep reminding myself that not everything will turn out how I want it to and that it`s a learning process!
Response: Isn't this a fun way to get to know someone. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: You deserve 50 hearts if I could give them to you! The covers are wonderful!!!! I don't know if you've ever visited My Pinterest boards, but you would find I have one just for birdies, so this cover is exactly right for me. Thank you so much! You did a great job, too. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: This was a wonderful project. Glad you loved what I created. I can't wait to receive mine so I can put my journal together. Thanks ever so much for the rating & heart. Happy New Year. bearnbabs
Comment: just got my package in the mail. It made my day! Thank you for such a wonderful card and the tea - I am absolutely obsessed with tea :) I also can't wait to read the book. You have inspired me to make sure every package I send has that something special.
Response: you are quiet welcome. A good book & a cup a tea can make a wonderful afternoon. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. bearnbabs
Comment: You are SO talented! I was going to save all of my stocking stuffers to open on Christmas Eve. But I saw the stocking and it is GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for making it for me! I didn't open the other present - I will save that one!
Response: Your welcome. Glad you liked the stocking. I'm saving your gift to open Christmas Eve. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. Thanks for the heart & rating. bearnbabs
Comment: Oh Barbara, these are pages full of awesomeness (and an extra one, too!!)--they're really such a fabulous addition to my journal, I absolutely love them, and my favorite is the clock falling back! :) Thank you so much for such a beautifully crafted swap--I hope to swap with you again! <3
Response: Glad you liked them. They were fun to create. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara,
First off I would give tons more hearts for this swap you sent if I could!! I absolutely LOVE everything you sent. This was such a fun swap, I am still working on getting my things together for my partner, it is so fun to think Of what one can send. Thanks so much for a lovely swap. Hugs
Response: This was really a neat swap. Glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the pretty oversized card. Thank you VERY much for sharing one of your recipes. :D Strawberry season is over here sadly this recipe will have to wait until next year. I know my family and me will gobble it up! thank you again
Response: Your welcome. And yes the pie is to die for. Thanks for the rating & heart.bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC & extras. Mail usually takes up to 3 weeks to get to my country. Yours was fast, under 2 weeks, i just don't pick my mail every day,only about twice a week. ;) thanks, it's a nice piece of art. :) have fun swapping!
Response: Glad you liked what I created. The Crop Circles is the first thing that came to me. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter and lovely tea's. My computer won't let me check the heart box... :-( I have had this happen last week as well. I'll try again tomorrow. And I will write you back. I hope you get to enjoy your garden soon, we still have freezing temp and snow as well, very rare for this time of year around here. Take care!
27-3: added the heart :-)
Response: Glad you liked my letter. I look forward in hearing from you. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: Yes, I do like both of them. The light one probably doesn't meet the requirements for the theme but it sure is pretty. Thanks for including it as well. Loved what you did with the envelope too!
Comment: Hello Barbara,
Thank you for your fabulous ATC you created for me for this swap. You are a wonderful artist. The owl looks real. This ATC will be a great addition to my Owls of the World Series. Thank you for sharing your drawing talent with me.
Response: I love drawing these wonderful birds. Glad you liked him. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara, I LOVE the ATC's!! HOw cool that they are hand drawn, love Alice looking through the door and of course I am very glad you made the Cheshire cat, my favorite character!! Thanks for a great swap!!
Response: you are welcome. I really enjoyed drawing them.Thanks ever so much for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Very nice work...enjoyed them both, and they will go into my folder that hold all my ATCS to be displayed...so proudly.. thank you so much...Pat and thank you for the extras very nice of you.....
Response: Weren't these just fun to do. Im glad you liked what I drew. Thanks for the rating & heart. have a wonderful holiday season . bearnbabs
FYI my name is Babs
Comment: Cute squash book. Love the colors you chose, and all the goodies, too. Can I just give you one little hint? You cant attach the ribbon to both front and back, or the book won't open.( I just detached it from the back cover and everything's good.) Thanks a bunch!
Response: THanks for the hint & glad you liked it. And thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Very nice page-I like how you attached each page so you could still see the words and fun background paper from various books-I'm glad for it to be the first in my Beatle song collection Notebook! Thanks for swapping.
Response: I'm glad you liked what I created. This has been a wonderful swap...to see how each person interupts the songs. Thanks for the heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Sorry it took so long for me to rate you. The buttons are cool, can use the embroidery thread, Luv my lil' angel she is too cute and the red and rose PC will be added to my collection. Thank you for everything. This swap was fun.
Response: your quiet welcome. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty lace.........Margo loved it, too.....she was on my lap when I opened the package and she SNATCHED the narrower lace and RAN!!! Little Theif! I had to chase her before she got it under my bed and into her stash! I did get it back from her.......stinker! The card is cute, too.
Comment: I really enjoyed your garden wcs. I love to draw from nature, but I tend to get too absorbed in detail, and I loved your flowers - just enough detail and strong shapes and colors. thank you! Kathy
Response: Glad you liked the flowers. And thank you for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the WONDERFUL hand-drawn ATC! I love journalling too - I'm working on several journals right now. I took an all day class on Friday with Teesha Moore! Yes, I've done some Zentangling too. Thanks again, Marjorie
Response: Love painting flowers. Glad you liked it. And thanks for the heart.bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks love the card. I love your "Blue" Mountains, very "Zen. I'm sure you will do fine in the Zentangle group. Any time you want to do a One for One swap with me just IM me. BTW, I will be sending to your sister for this swap. :)
Response: Glad you like the "Blue Mtns" I enjoyed painting them.Thank you for the heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. It's always interesting to me to see how and why people found swap-bot and what they like to do on it. I have met MANY dear friends on my 5 years at swap-bot and I wouldn't change it for the world!
Response: Yes, isn't swap bot just wonderful. I too have met alot of wonderful new friends. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: OH thank you for the lovely letter and the tea bags. I have had the lemon and pom./raseberry (love them both) ...so I am anxious to try the other NEW one. I really enjoyed your heart felt and warm letter. I most certainly will write back and soon.
Response: Recd your wonderful letter & teas. I would love to be your pen pal. Thanks for the rating & heart. Have a wonderful Easter. bearnbabs
Comment: Wow, I am so honored to have received this beautiful journal from you. I loved flipping through it, reading about you, looking over the recipes & tips. I can't wait to spend more time with it and try out the recipes. I wish I could give you more hearts! I will definitely have to write you back, and would love to swap recipes!
Response: I am glad you liked the journal. I really enjoyed making it for you. And I would love to exchange recipes. And thanks for the rating & heart, I really appreciate it.
Comment: My awesome swap partner sent me not one, but two gorgeous hand-drawn snow leopard ATCs. Both are absolutely lovely, and I really love the look on the cat's face in the close-up one. :) Also, I'll make good use of the ATC papers you sent. Thank you so much for a great swap!
Response: I enjoyed making them just for you. Glad you liked them. And thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Beautiful! Love the butterfly and flower stamp from Japan and that you incorporated both onto the rolo. And yes...I love those tangles! Thank you for the lovely 'cockles & mussels.' See ya at the mail box!
Response: Glad you liked the Rolo & tangle. And thanks for the rating & heart.
Comment: Oh the Mug Rug is SO adorable. I can't wait to have tea tonight! And the zebra card is wonderful. Thanks for trading, *edited to add* I did get your rating for the PCs! Glad you liked too.
Response: Oh my I hope I didn't have a sr Moment...I recd your wonderful PC's on Jan 23 & thought I had e-mailed you. I am so sorry if you didn't get it. Glad you like the Mug Rug. And thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: What a wonderful surprise when I opened my envie from you. Not only is the required winter themed page beautifully drawn, but I LOVE the Native American drawing you included as well! Thank you so much for sending me an extra special package from my profile!
Response: I loved making them both, I am so glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the TWO beautiful hand-drawn dragon ATC! They are wonderful and I thank you also for the tea bags. I am very impressed that you can hand-quilt; I do only machine piecing and quilting.
Response: Glad you liked the dragons. It was a joy to draw them. And thanks for the rating & heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the chocolate goodies and the extras. My that Christmas Morning French Toast does sound good. I will give the recipe to my daughters for their families, unfortunately I live alone so this is too much for me. ha ha . I am sure they will love it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season. Oh I just discovered there was two recipes, yummy! You can tell the cake recipe was from the 60's 8-5cent candy bars??? ha ha I will try to find some. ha ha Really I am going to make that cake. I'll just take it when I go to visit one of the kids. I have a wonderful carrot bran muffin recipe made with buttermilk, Every one loves them and you can keep the batter in refrigerator and make them as you want them. Let me know if you would like to try that recipe. Once again, thanks so much. If I could give you 2 stars I would.
Response: Glad you liked the recipes...yes send your recipe...I too live alone. Hope you had a wonderful Holiday. And thanks for the rating & heart. Have the best new year ever. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for this ATC. You couldn't have known it but I totally love this movie. In fact I'm even giving it as a Christmas present to a dear friend of mine. :-) Thank you for the extras and the letter too. I loved the drawing you did on the envelope. :-) Merry Christmas, I hope your holiday season will be a good one!! :-)
Response: I am glad you liked the ATC...I too enjoyed the movie/ Have a wonderful Christmas & thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for doing this private swap with me and for making me such a pretty little mugrug. The fabric you used is so pretty and the fancy stitching really adds a lot to it. Also the fruit fabric you included will be a nice addition to my next quilt.
Response: I am glad you like the mug rug cause I chose the fabric just for you. And thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful tea wallets! I don't sew (most of the women in my family did, but I never learned!) and I really appreciate the work that went into them. I reall like them :) And the little sachet is wonderful, too! Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: I am glad you like the tea wallets. ANd thanks for the rating & heart. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving & holiday season. bearnbabs
Comment: Awesome Journal - great artwork - lots of info about you! Love the cover!!! Thanks for the little package - love the Pink Ribbon and the cute cards. The stamps will be added to my picture frame - have about 1/4 of the frame covered so far - thanks also for the note. This is my first journal, so now I know what it is supposed to look like - would like to use some of your ideas in my next journal, if that is OK.
Response: 1st thank you for the rating & heart and I'm glad you like what I did in the journal. I had fun sharing & yes you can use my ideas. I look forward in seeing what you create in yours. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful teas and cute wallet and note! I didn't think to include a wishlist on my profile, because the only thing I wish for is mail! LOL!!!! Take care and thanks so much again!
Response: Enjoy the tea wallet & tea. And welcome to swap bot. I appreciate the rating. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara, I really enjoyed reading your zine, and I especially liked all the illustrations. I'm sorry mine is late - but I did finally mail it today!
Response: This was a fun swap...but I made 4. One for me & my 3 partners...each one hand drawn, so it was alot of work. So I am happy you like what I did. I look forward in receiving yours.Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Wow...this was your first deco? You did a super great job! Love how you drew and decorated the girl! Thank you for the old pics of your family...I'll use them in my art!
Response: I am so glad you like what I created. I had a blast doing it. And also the old photos. Do me a favor & send me a pic. of the deco page I did.I forgot to get one. I'd really appreciate it. And thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: A heart is certainly not enough for rating your sketch art journal; it is wonderful. It took a day to carefully look at everything you packed into it. My fav is the Bleak House page. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Kathy
Response: I'm glad you love it. I really worked hard on it, but loved every minute . The Bleak house page was made from a 1920's page from Blacl Beauty. It belonged to my Dad. Thank you for the rating & the heart, bearnbabs
Comment: I love your desert scene envie! The colors!! I believe the image on the front is a sunset, but desert sunrises can be equally as impressive... am I right? Is it a sunset? I love the saguaros and the delicate plant silhouettes. Were you looking at a sunset when you drew it? Or did you go by memory? I love it!
Response: I painted it from one of my photos. I lived in Az for 12 yrs. It is a sunset. I'm glad you love it. I enjoyed drawing it. And thank you for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter (: I enjoyed reading it and finding out we have so much in common. It would be nice to keep in touch. I love the new addition to my watercolor fat book. Beautiful Bonzai! Was this done with watercolor pencil? I have been using mine more often too. Fun. Thanks also for extras and recipe, I will have to have it translated but from what I can tell, it sounds sweet lol. Hugs, linda
Response: Yes I've been trying to learn how to use the water color pencils. Glad you liked the Bonsai. yes lets be penpals. And thanks for the rating & heart.bearnbabs
Comment: I love it and weirdly - I painted something similar once on a wall! http://www.flickr.com/photos/65345525@N00/1116225643/in/set-72157601441069955
Hope you enjoy seeing it and thank you! Its gorgeous!
Response: I tried to see your painting on Flickr but couldn't find it. Glad you loce what I sent. And thanks for the rating & heart. I'm really enjoying this swap & I can't wait to put my little book together. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks, Barb, for the lovely postcard of EPCOT. Isn't it fantastic?! I, too, just got into art journaling and I'm loving it! Thanks again and happy swapping! :)
Response: Justene, I've been to Epcot several times & I just love it.An isn't art journal a blast. I can't seem to put it down...so I only allow myself 3hrs aday. Glad you liked the PC. And thanks for thr rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Love my little Elvis Celery!! Very clever! I also love the german shepherd dog on the envelope - so adorable! Thank you for the nice note and great ATC
Response: This was another fun swap. I was going to do Banana Mondona, but couldn't get her to look right. Glad you liked Elvis and the German Shepherd. I try to make my envelopes personal. Thank you for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Barbara:
I loved what you did with the "Chunk O Cardboard" that you sent me. Very good turn out. I liked all the brands and names on there. Twins are a blessing...but I wouldn't wish it on anyone (mothering them) if you know what I mean...especially in infancy. It was really a difficult time...probably because they were born very early. All the best and thanks for such a great card. Julie
Response: Glad you liked the card. I had fun making it. My mom said it was easy rasing us because we kept each other occupied. Thanks for the rating & heart. bearnbabs
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely ATC! Sweeney Todd is one of my favorites :-) I also enjoyed your nice note. We actually got my cat at a shelter and they told us Maine Coon, but we have also had a lot of people tell us she looks like a Norwegian Forest Cat. Anyway, thanks again for the ATC! Yours will be in the mail shortly; I hope you like it!
Response: Thanks for letting me still be apart of the group. I really enjoyed drawing Sweeney Todd. Glad you liked him. And thanks for the rating. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much, I love them both! They are beautiful!!
Response: I think this swap is awesome...a book of artist of my very own. I had great fun painting your special flower & glad you loved it. Thanks for the rating. I look forward in recieving mine. bearnbabs
Comment: Great Britain stamps are some of my favorites becasue of their history and detail. Thank you for the extra goodies and quilting inspiration. "So many stamps. So little time."
Response: I know what you mean. All countries have a history lesson in their stamps.How long have you been collecting? I've collected for over 49 yrs. I have a World Wide collection & 2 American.I just love it. Glad you liked what I sent. Good luck with the quilting. bearnbabs
Comment: Some of those sequins fell off during transit; you were smart to trace around them because I knew exactly where to glue them back on. I loved your envelopes, both for the ATC and with the monarch on it, and all the extras--how wonderfully thoughtful! Thank you!
Response: Sorry some fell off. I tried to glue them well.. I try to recycle as much as possible...so I'm glad you liked the envelope I chose it because you like orange. bearnbabs
Comment: great quality! Love the bote and I am in love with my owl! I am so happy and in heaven ! Thanks for the quality package
Response: The bote is a corner page bookmark that I made from a used business envelope. I'm glad you lied the 30's Charms. I love 30's fabric. It brings alot of memories back of my younger years & my grandma. It just feels like home. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the 1930s fabrics. I do love that style! Thank you also for the genuine fabric pieces from that time period. I love them! Please don't forget on this swap series that it's also part of the swap to share some information about the quilt shop where you made this fabric purchase. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs. They are very nice. I really appreciate you looking at my profile and making an Owl ATC- Its very cute!
And thanks for a nice card and a note too. It was indeed a special package. Cheers!
Response: I'm glad you liked the ATC's, especially the owl.