Comment: Thank you for all the great charm squares. I especially like the ones with the words and the bottle caps.
I will try my hand at making a hexie flower for you and I will definitely use this one on a potholder or mug rug. Thanks also for the postcards.
Response: You're so welcome, I like that fabric too. I would love to swap hexie flowers but no pressure! :-)
Comment: THANK YOU soooo much for this amazing swap!!! You made my week!!!! I love your card and thank you for your letter and all the NASA goodies, omg!!!!!! Small world that your daughter lived here too!!! I’m going to write you a note back! Thank you for making this so special. Hope you have a really nice day!!! XOXO
Response: You're so welcome, I enjoyed putting it together for you and I would love a note back. :-)
Comment: I don't even have the words!!!!!! I am blown away!! This was such an amazing swap! Thank you so much for not only the lovely homemade card, but all of the goodies, and the zine! The zine!! I've never seen one, and now I have one, and I am thrilled. It's all so perfect and lovely! Thank you ever so kindly!!!!
Response: What!? Never seen a Zine? If I had known that I would have sent you a better one! :-) You are so welcome!
Comment: Sweet Ky, it's been a very long while since we've gotten to swap. I'm enjoying being back after a break and seeing a lot of my sweet friends are still here.
Thank you so much honey for the absolute fabulous reindeer mug rug! He's so dog gone cute and I'm going to enjoy having it for my tea glass. You did such a beautiful job sewing and piecing. It's awesome! And, thanks as well for the cute watch pieces that I know will be going right into some upcoming new jewelry! You're a sweetheart and I hope we can do a private swap after the first if the tear sometime. May you and your family enjoy the Christmas Season remembering our Lords birth and find your new year filled with many blessings both large and small. Thanks so much.
Response: You're so sweet Shelley! I was happy to get you for a partner again and I'm so glad you like the mug rug. I picked up that pattern at the Houston International Quilt show in early November. Merry Christmas to you and yours too!
Comment: There is no box for quadruple extra special, but that's the rating. Ky thank you for the charm squares, and extra squares and the journal to help me write my children's books. You are so generous! A million thanks!
Comment: Very cool Ky! Were those half inch hexes? I've never gone below one inch. The extras were wonderful too. Love the little dragon charm and your ATC is on my display wall. Glad your house survived Henry.
Response: Thanks, and yes they are half inch hexies. I usually work in one inch too though. I'm glad you liked the swap and thank you for being such a quick rater! :-)
Comment: I was so excited when I found the beautiful envelope on the doormat! What a lovely piece of mail art! And inside was such a nice letter, and bookmark and two cool zines (I laughed at the ending of the story) AND the great Inspiration Cards! It was like a week of mail all in one envelope :D Thank you so much! <3
Response: That was a pretty quick trip. I''m glad you liked it! I think I need to make a third volume to those Zines. ;-) Thanks for rating so quickly too!
Comment: Ky, you have sent a truly beautiful collection of embellishments. I am inspired! I love both the flat and the layered embellishments - they both are so textured and unique. I also really appreciate the dollar store folder for mailing - great idea. My favorite, hands down, is the apple with the pages. It's so unique and beautiful. Thank you! <3
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Welcome, welcome! :-)
Comment: What a beautiful, generous swap! The envelope alone was a gift. I looked it over quite a bit before opening carefully to preserve it. Love the Alice images! It's funny, I didn't like my first few embellishments either and I made a bunch of extras as you did and I even used some of the same dies and my corrugating tool, lol! And, hearts! Thanks for a piece of Very Happy Mail, I needed it! You hit a Home Run, Host! = ) â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Yay! love it when my swap partners are happy! :-)
Comment: Ky, this book is the loveliest book. I love the trim and intend to attach it just as you thought you might it works so perfectly and the work that you have done to start altering is fantastic. I am so very much looking forward to finishing it. Thank you for the wonderful loveliness on this cold snowy day.
Response: You're so welcome. Thank you for hosting a great swap that I could "interpret" into an altered book. :-) I had a great time doing it.
Comment: OMGoodness! So pretty then I Opened the Envie (Carefully) because my daughter wants to hang it in her room :)
I love the Chunky Row House it's amazing. I will be framing it. I also love the journal cards and Octopus cards. Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for being such a prompt rater!! I'm so glad you like it, I had a great time making it for you!
Comment: Ky, your journal cover is beautiful, and the envelope you sent me was incredible! I had to be super careful when I opened it so I didn't damage your gorgeous drawings and design. I really appreciate the totally inappropriate postcards you sent - you were right to send them to me. I love them!! I also love the musical playbill and football tickets. So cool!! I was in the plays in HS too, so I can only imagine how much fun your daughter is having. Good for her! I can't wait to see what you do in my journal!! :-)
Response: Haha, I'm glad those postcards finally found a good home! I'm happy it made it to you ok and you liked it.
Comment: Dear Ky,I've been trying to find words to describe the awesomeness of your package... but I can't. I am in awe. It's just jaw dropping good! I love love the envelope, the pretty stuff you sent me and best of all the folder with the mail goodies. I was pretty satisfied with the stuff I sent you.... until I saw this. It's beyond my wildest expectations. If you ever need something from the Netherlands, let me know!! Thanks again for swapping with me, you rock! xxM
ps: THANK YOU so much for the second woodland house! I love it!
Response: I'm so glad that you were pleased! Every once in a while a swap really inspires me and I go above and beyond just for the fun I get out of it, but that doesn't mean that I expect more than the swap requirements in return! You are a great swap partner so I am sure yours is just fine! :-)
Comment: Yay, it arrived last night!! I was already in bed, LOL. I opened it over morning tea, and I was blown away. What a lovely house! Very pretty! and thank you so much for the uber cute stamp and the stickers! I love the badgers best! Thank you! xxM
Response: YAY! I'm glad the customs people finally let it go! You're welcome, I had a good time making it! :-)
Comment: Thank you for such a greatly decorated envelope filled with such awesome things! I love the color story you went with for all of my items, they just so happen to be my favorite colors. The layering you did on the envelope is so creative and the little folder inside filled with surprises will come in handy with my crafting projects as well. Thank you again for everything, and for giving me some new ideas so expand my crafting vocab too :)
Response: I'm glad it made it and you like it, you're welcome!
Comment: Okay, before I get to the awesome contents of this package, I need to give a shout out to this envie. This is the most gorgeous decorated envie I have ever received. The doodles, the colors, amazing. I would have been ecstatic if it was empty! lol But, of course it wasn't, it contained a stinkin' adorable winter themed mini-pocket letter, complete with lots off little trinkets. (It's okay that it's winter themed Ky, it's actually been a really mild winter here so far, unbelievably!) ;) And that fq!! It's such a buttery yellow, I am in love with it. Thank you so much Ky!
Response: You are so welcome and thanks for such sweet comments. It makes my day when my partners are happy!
Comment: Wow!! What an amazing piece of art!! I was excited with just the beautifully decorated envie but then when I opened it... It was like a lovely present wrapped so nice and the addition to my journal is perfect. Thank you so much for taking obvious time to make me something so lovely!!
Response: You're welcome! I hoped it would work in your journal!
Comment: Beautiful!!!!! ðŸ’™â¤ðŸ’™â¤ If I could give you more hearts I would, this was an amazing swap package! I loved everything... the envies, postcard and the bird zine! :) Thank you VERY much! :) ðŸ’™â¤ðŸ’™â¤
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad to know it arrived and happy you like it.
Comment: â™¥ Such a fantastic bundle of envelopes. Each one so different and so lovely. Thank you. I enjoyed your letter very much. I have resorted to using the computer for my letters as well. At least they can be read that way. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year.
Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you like them...I hope you get to use them. Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: Journal arrived and in such a beautifully decorated envie! I absolutely love both. Will find a way to incorporate the envie in one of my journals. Thank you for all the time you spent creating that for me. I truly appreciate it!
Response: So glad it arrived and you're welcome! I'm glad you liked the envelope!
Comment: ðŸŽ„Ky ~ thank you so much for the awesome mug rug ~ I love it! And yes ~ I can use it for months!! Thank you so much for the extra's too. The bag is so nice! I love the tag!! Love the stickers too! And my kids love hot cocoa! Thank you again! Merry Christmas!! XO Kelly ðŸŽ„
Response: You're so welcome, I'm glad you were happy with it!
Comment: WOW Ky! This swap was overwhelming in it's scope and generosity! I was being a voting official and had just told my co-workers about swap-bot and my DH brought this one from the PO. I showed them everything you sent and they loved everything, and were blown away too! The envie is beyond beautiful! (I was able to safely remove the tracking tags) and will be kept for inspiration. I am going to have soooo much fun incorporating all the elements, you sent, into my art! Wish I could give you 100 hearts! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: It's always a pleasure to send to you Sherry! I'm glad we could promote Swap-Bot...haha! I hate that those tracking stickers are so huge but sadly sometimes they are necessary, I'm glad you were able to get it off! I had fun creating this swap for you and it makes me very happy that you loved it my friend!
Comment: Ky, thank you so much for the Snowman ATC; he's darling! Your envelope was also very festive and it made me excited to open it! The little tags you sent are perfect and I have just the use for them on a few little packages I've wrapped...a million hearts to you!
Response: Thanks, that's sweet, and you are very welcome! I enjoyed making them.
Comment: I caved and opened everything today. I always hate to open your envies in any situation because they're too beautiful to be cut. Your zine is really fun! I have received two others, and it always amazes me how differently they can be handled. Thank you so much for the great zine and for going to the trouble to host this swap. :-)
Response: You're so welcome! It is so interesting to see how different they come out. Even though you stress over them...yours are hilarious. Thanks for signing up again for the torture!
Comment: This WAS an Extra Special Package!! Here's 6 HEARTS â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ . . . . The ART ATC is Awesome and I love it!!! The tiny art journal is Perfect!!! I am so Flabbergasted with surprise and happiness!!! Thank You SO much for the special ATC, the special mini-poster card, the special letter, and the special envelope - The Entire Special Package :-)
Response: You're so sweet and it makes my day that you like it! Thanks for the 6 hearts! ;-)
Comment: KY thank you so much for this amazing collection of tiny mail!!! You completely out did yourself again!! I love every little treasure so much and the sparrow folder is beautiful! Sorry for the slow rating! â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡
Response: Just happy to know it got to you! I'm so glad you liked it, I had a terrific time making it!
Comment: This package was one of the best, if not THE best swaps i have ever received. Beautifully packaged, from the moment I saw the envelope I knew it was going to be a great swap. You obviously put a lot of time and care into your swaps and I'm so glad to have been on the receiving end. Thank for the AIW-themed extras, I truly loved everything you sent and the ATC is beautiful!
Response: That's so sweet, thank you! I had great fun creating it and love that you loved it!
Comment: OK. Now I'm intimidated. This is the coolest piece of mail art ever sent to any human on planet Earth! I carefully clipped it open just wide enough to slide the contents out. I'm going to glue it shut and hang it on my inspiration wall. (The thread is still intact.) Please thank Isabella for the adorable nesting dogs. Seriously, how danged darling are they, and how sweet is she to have done that??? Your letter is wonderful. It's exactly the kind of letter I love to receive but rarely manage to write. Thank you for sharing your trip photos with me. I would love to spend a night in one of the houses along that canal! What a great experience for you all! Your daughters are gorgeous. Congratulations on receiving another son into your family! All in all, this is one of the best swaps I've ever received. Thank you very, very much!
Response: Awwww....you're so sweet, thanks! I wanted to make this one special for you so I'm glad you liked her. There was a moment when I was sewing her up when I thought...uhoh...how is she going to get in to it? Then I thought...eh....that's her problem! LOL! Isabella loves to do origami and she says you are very welcome for the cat/dogs. :-) You certainly should not be intimidated, remember those ugly portrait ATC's I sent you!? Happy to be swapping with you again.
Comment: I love this journal so much! You did good to reinforce the envelope with packing tape... Your spread is so wonderful and I love that you did all kinds of layers and techniques... The quote is one of my all time faves... Many thanks for adding to this journal!
Response: I am so glad you got it and love it.....I loved yours too! :-) You are so welcome , it was a pleasure.
Comment: Ky thank you so much for my journal page! The colors and textures are so wonderful. I love the pockets with the tags! The vintage fairy tag is so pretty and I love that you matched the back with my journal. It's always so much fun to swap with you and share ideas. Thank you for all of your sweet collaboration and friendship! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked your finished journal!
Comment: Love, love, love it! And I love the envies you always send me!!!!! I used to use them to send other swaps in, but I stopped doing that. Why should I share them?!? Now I have stareted using them as backgrounds for art journal pages! They are [email protected]
Response: So glad you got it and like it! And it makes me happy to know my envelopes get recycled! :-)
Comment: Thank you so much Ky!! Your work in my journal is amazing and inspiring and gorgeous and ...and..and!! I love it so much! This was an incredible and fun experience. I'm so glad you were a part of it! Thank you, thank you!! :-)
Response: Oh, I'm glad you like it! Thank you for taking a chance on me! ;-) This has been a terrific swap and I can't wait to get mine back!
Comment: OMG!i loved it. The cards were wonderful and the story fantastic! I am still laughing! The envelope was wonderful also. Thank you for a wonderful swap and thank you for hosting and all that you do for us swappers. Pat
Response: That's so sweet, thank you! I'm glad you have a great sense of humor and enjoyed them! :-)
Comment: Yes, I think you're correct about a bit of OCD....However, I am sure that I have such a crazy schedule that I often forget things that aren't at the top of the list. Swaps, unfortunately, as hobbies, aren't able to be priority. (I'm sad about that....Id love to do nothing but!!) BUT for the angst I caused you, I am so sorry! You did a great job!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful House ATC (actually 2) I never expected to get a front, back and inside of a house! My new favorite....thank you so much! Hearts, hearts, hearts, Kathy
Oh yes, and thank you for the cute postcards, I need hem!
Response: Haha, I did get carried away didn't I!? :-) You are welcome and I'm glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful zine! It even came in an awesomely decorated envelope. I love the way you stitched the pages with variegated thread. My grocery list looks a lot like yours ;) Thank you for hosting this fun swap :)
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked it! I had fun with this swap too, seeing how differently everyone did their zine. Thanks for joining!
Comment: Absolutely LOVED the paper sewing! So gonna copy that :) Your zine was awesome - and thanks for hostessing :)
Response: You are so welcome and copy away! Haha! I think that is one of the best things about Swap-Bot, getting new ideas from others! Thanks for joining, I have had a great time with this swap too! :-)
Comment: Very fun! The stitching is a nice touch, the drawings are lovely and your grocery list is hilarious. Thank you so much for hosting this swap and introducing so many of us to a new craft! (I'm still working on mine. Yikes!)
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked it! I have had a great time seeing how different everyone's zine came out, I hope everyone else is too. :-) Thanks for being brave and joining in!
Comment: I had to laugh at your comment in your note--it's the same thing I was thinking about my own gelli printing skills. :) Your color combinations are great. These are lovely. Thank you for all the papers, the great notecard and the atc. These papers will be used. Happy printing.
Response: LOL! Thank you for being so kind and generous! I sure hope you can use them and happy printing to you too! :-)
Comment: High-larious!!! First I want to say how very much I like this idea and the awesome. Paper you created for your envelope and the zine... Love the stitching ... I can never get my zines to come out even on the edges! I share the pain of "what's for dinner!!" Your creativity is so apparent .. Thanks so much!
Response: Oh yay! I'm so glad you like it! I loved making it and loved that you guys joined in the fun!
Comment: Cool! Not at all wonky! (I looked. Heehee.) I love the colors you chose, and the faces are so nicely done. She's beautiful! Thank you very much!
Response: I'm so glad you like them and glad that you are so forgiving of my art! :-) I stressed over these two so I wanted to get them done right away! It was a great swap though, thanks for hosting it.
Comment: THANK YOU, what a great page and matching envie. I am going to miss the fabulous pages I receive from you once this series is over. Definitely made me (and everyone else who saw your artwork) smile. Thanks again
Response: Aww...thanks so much! You are welcome, it's always a pleasure to send to you and I know my pages will have a good home! :-)
Comment: Thank you very much for this spectacular stars package. I agree that it was easier in theory than in practice. ;-) My favorite was the handmade mini-quilt. I am honored that you made something so special for me! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity!
Response: You're so welcome, I'm glad you liked it! Glad to see you made it back home okay, hope you all had a great time. :-)
Comment: I love this Page!!!! My favorite part is the tree you drew! I absolutely love the envie...just paint thrown on there??? I wish I could just throw paint the way you do! 10 stars for you!! Hugs from Alaska to a dear friend! Sherry
Response: You're so sweet, thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Hi Ky - thanks for the THREE lovely ATCs. Modeling paste is so much fun to work with! And your gelli prints are beautiful. I'll miss you at Stampaway too, but weddings are more important. I am taking a couple of bookbinding classes -- will send you the instructions. :) <3<3<3 Oh, and big thanks for using that butterfly postage stamp -- and not taping over it! :)
Response: You are so welcome! I did get carried away with the modeling paste creations..haha! I do wish my daughter had timed her wedding to coincide with the Stampaway conference but alas...they made it in an Ohio State bye week..go figure! :-)
Comment: Wow! The envelope is gorgeous... Love the wave stencil... The sleeve is gorgeous! Dont have enough words for that amazing atc.., that clay tail.. The perfect background...the net ..-everything about this atc is amazing.. Thank you thank you...
Response: Holy cow, I just sent it to you yesterday! :-) I'm so glad you like it and you are welcome!
Comment: I was pretty excited when I saw that this swap would be coming from you, and I had every reason to be! To begin with, this envelope is dynamite! I knew exactly which swap would be inside as soon as I opened the mailbox. If I didn't know better, I would have thought Edvard painted it himself! The ATC is SO well done! You are really adept at acrylic painting, aren't you? (BTW, I'll scream if I ever have to see that movie again, too.) And then there's the cool notecard and, last but not least, a zine. Very clever of you to encourage people in that way! Thank you very, very much!
Response: Awww...you're so sweet, thank you! I do love acrylic painting! I love this idea for a swap, such a nice challenge..thanks for hosting it, I can't wait to see what is next. And thank YOU for rating so quickly..I love prompt raters! â™¥
Comment: Hello, I love love love mail art, though I hardly ever send any. Love "I poop in the shower" and the face you painted is beautiful! My daughter & My ex live in Marengo
Response: I love that you love mail art..haha! You are welcome and it is a small world. You were my 400th HEART!! SO thank you very much and I had determined that I would send a surprise to the person who gave me the 400th and it was you so watch your mailbox for a surprise soon!
Comment: I finally got the chance to sit and read you zine...WOW!!! What a good story. Short, yet a page turner with a good punch at the end. All of the images were well chosen and it was well assembled. I really love them. Once again sorry for the delay in rating properly, I've had a really crazy week and I wanted to read it before I rate. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the enveloppe you send it in is an amazing piece of art itself. You really have talent.
Response: Thanks so much, I'm so glad you liked them! I hope things calm down at work for you soon!
Comment: These ATCs are gorgeous, as is the envelope they came in! I love the vibrant colors you used and all of the tiny little details. Thank you so much! And thank you also for hosting this swap!
Response: Wow, they got to you quickly...thank you Texas mail carriers, haha! You are so welcome, I'm glad you like them, I had fun creating them. I thought you might like the orange and teal one. And thanks for rating so quickly, I love that!!
Comment: I received 2 yesterday and 1 today! BOTH are really lovely (i was sure the first would be fine, and it was!) and thank you for the extras! And i loved both the envelopes... Very pretty!!!
Thank you for a great swap!!!!
Response: LOL, me and my OCD! I'm glad you liked them, you're welcome! :-)
Comment: I had to laugh out loud when i saw the return address! im over there all the time to letterbox. LOVE the flags and thanks for extra one! lucky me! look me up on atlasquest.com my trailname is sea maid.
Response: Well I had a good chuckle when I saw your address too! :-) I'm glad you like the flags, thanks for joining my swap! I will look you up.
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous little houses! I adore the way you placed the little piece of lace in the window for the curtain. I love cards that have been sewed. The jail card is very cool and will look great next to all my other houses. hugs, Mona
PS-fabulous mail art envie!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! This little house swap has been my favorite. Glad you liked my artsy envie too!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tree ATC and the Lady with the tree branch hair ATC. They are great!
(very sorry for the late rating. Your envelope was put through my neighbors mailslot, and they had been on vacation til this morning. We have a new postman and our neighbor had a stack of our mail! )
Response: So glad they arrived, and happy that you like them! I hope you got all your mail sorted out! :-)
Comment: I love everything. The envelope is awesome. Had some trouble getting in to it, but I did it. I love the quotes, the one made me laugh ( your crazy is showing. LOL) They are very pretty. I like the envelope you put them in too. THANK YOU!
Response: You are welcome, I'm so glad you liked them! I have trouble with the envelopes because I feel like I need to tape them so they don't come open but then that makes them difficult to open!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely items you made for me! I really like everything but my favorite is the envie because I am a gardener and I appreciate you looking at my profile =) what great work you did on everything! The spoon was an awesome addition to the atc <3
Response: You're so welcome! I had a lot of fun making them for you, that paper is one of my favorites. :-)
Comment: I LOVE - LOVE - LOVE the little houses you sent to me! How cute! Thank you so much for making my day beginning with the happy mail envy that you sent them in!! I am going to message you about the envy - gotta know what you used on it!! Many hearts to you! :-)
Response: I'm so glad you were happy with this swap! :-)
Comment: Thank you for your jar inspirations. I am waiting for all my other partner's strips to arrive and throw them in all together. I loved your ATC!!! Thank you for your kindness. My apologies for this late rating.
Response: You're welcome and Happy Spring to you too!
Comment: Thank you for the inspiration! This has been a bad week for me and I really needed the pick me up! I cheated and read them all already, but I'm still going to put them in my jar and do as the swap says to do later on down the road. Who says it's a one time use? LOL Congrats on the upcoming baby! :)
Response: You are so welcome! I wondered if I would be able to hold off on reading them also...but you are right...they can be used over and over. :-)
Comment: Love Love Love!!!!!!! Thank You so much for all th undersea goodies! It is totally fabulous! The yo-yo was super fun, the washi tape, all the lovely octopus and pirates.I love all the colors! Thank You so very much! â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Response: Yay! I'm glad you liked it, I had a great time putting it together! I'm happy that you made this swap, I haven't made a whimsy jar in a long time. I love making them...but maybe only once a year! LOL!
Comment: Thank you so much for the two(!) zines--I love them both. The plant doodles are simple and elegant, and "The Intervention" is great fun--I like how you fit the story so well to the tiny format.
Response: Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: I love the paper of your dictionary! It's a great page and I'm very pleased with it. Thank you for the zine, if we could think of those things while we where young life would be different as an adult. Thank you for this package!
Comment: Wow Ky - I was so lucky to get you as my partner! I like both of the ATCs. I never would have thought to want or need a bicycle stamp but you made a cute card out of it! And the other ATC -- the one you were worried about -- is VERY cool! I love all the textures and swirls and quote and really like the beige wash over the text paper. And you were uuber generous to send me all of those wonderful postcards (Vicent and Leonardo -- two of the best!!) Great swap! <3<3<3
Response: I was happy to have you as a partner! So glad you like my cards, I had fun making both of them but sometimes when I paint I worry that I over work it. Glad the post cards have a good home! :-)
Comment: I like the itty bitty zine...good idea to have a rest in the hammock! Ha, I enjoyed reading that little fantasy story in the mini zine and had a good chuckle over the ending! thank you for both zines.
Comment: Oh Ky thank you so much for your very generous package. I love the pages and everything else. And yes UK weather leaves quite a bit to be desired. After living in New Zealand most of my life I miss the sunshine too!!
Response: You are welcome, glad you enjoyed it! The next time I will send you some of our sunshine! :-)
Comment: Thank you for this great swap. I love your ideas; my favorite is the chocolate-dipped peppermints! I also think the paper candy pouches are a super idea to use as gift tags--punch a hole, put a string through, and it's perfect for a kid's gift.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for joining my swap, I can't wait to see everyone else's ideas!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely book with wonderful surprises I LOVE it!! My son LOVES the bugs, thank you for thinking of him as well :-) The rubberstamps are just awesome!! WOW!! Your envelope and book made my day, Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, I'm so glad you liked it and glad it made it to you so quickly, just a week! (Those bugs were just the sort of yucky thing boys love!) :-)
Comment: Ky, I received your book today. I gasped when I opened the envelope and again when I opened the book! Whoa. That is just amazing work! It's gorgeous! You put in so much work, and you've been so generous. If I could give you more hearts, I would.
Response: Yay!! I'm so glad you like it! As I told you, I had tremendous fun creating it and had a hard time stopping! You are welcome and I'm glad it went to a good home! :-)
Comment: I got your GIANT package today! Everything was so thoughtful. Thank you so much! :) :) :) So many awesome things to choose from! I love the little owl and the quotes, can't wait until I have some time to start on the journal page.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for rating right away, I love that! :-)
Comment: love the atc, thanks so much. and thanks for joining in my swaps with me. your a great partner!! and thats the first time i have got the little swap bot mascot envelope. to cute cant wait to use them!
Response: You're welcome and it's a pleasure to send to someone who is also a great partner and prompt rater!! @Northernborder sent me those mascot pins, she sent me two so I am sharing. :-)
Comment: Thanks! Yours is the first I received. I'm sure to try it out! I LOVED Your little extra! I'm finding it impossibly difficult to teach my very first toddler any manners, (mainly because all adults around me think she's too small for any manners, as if when she's old enough, she'll magically transform!) But more than that I love the idea of a family "game" turning into a family tradition. :) You make really cute zines too!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the compliments! I think 2 is a good time to start on manners. :-)
Comment: That recipe looks sooooo delicious!!! I am definitely going to make that casserole for my freezer meal group. I know that my kids and friends would love it! I love the piggy zine too. It is so cool that story of the boss at your dinner table NOT minding his manners. I love both of your zines.
Response: It is a good dish and so easy too...my favorite kind. :-) I'm glad you still like my Zines! I had to make a list to make sure I don't send you the same ones! :-)
Comment: Oh WoW came in from Rockport to find this gorgeous envie waiting for me I love the board flag and the way you did this!! And it's on the mailing card too.....and then the ATC.....wow I love it..... Thank you ever so much......
Response: You're welcome! One of my favorite things about Texas is that we have so much state pride! :-)
Comment: Guess what I got today? Your recipe! Love the zines. I don't know how to make those will have to look into them. Very nice indeed. Now I know what we are having for dinner this week.
Response: Haha! Me too...dinner that is! I forgot that we live so close mail would get to us quickly! Zines are a lot of fun, I try to promote them whenever I can. And that casserole is my standby! :-)
Comment: I was excited to see your name in my mail box because I love your work. This ATC is another reason I love your work. Love it. Thank you for the stamped faces. I do not have that stamp, so I am making plans already. Love the zine also. You are a great swap partner.
Response: You're so sweet! And you're welcome too...thanks for hosting so many great swaps!
Comment: Wow what an overwhelmingly wonderful swap. All the backgrounds are so beautiful and so many of them. The charm (Dragon/Octopus) is such sweet. I am going to put it on my key chain. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: You are so welcome! But you are being generous about those backgrounds...haha....I kept looking at them thinking...now what the heck would anyone do with that!? That's why I made so many...trying for a decent one! :-)
Comment: What a great collection of zines!!! I love yours the most! :) I also adore all the extra bits. I am starting to do Project Life by Becky Higgins so all those cards will fit perfectly in the tabs. Thank you so so much!!!
Response: You're so welcome, thanks for hosting this swap, i enjoyed it. :-)
Comment: A wonderful ATC. I made my pumpkin the same way. Great minds think alike. Now speaking of great minds.....I love, love the zines. They are fantastic. Thank you so much for sending them.
Response: I'm glad you liked the ATC! I wanted to stamp a pumpkin on the back and I could not find my pumpkin stamp so I stamped the acorn instead....found the pumpkin stamp the next day! :-( I'm glad you liked Violet's little story too! Thanks for hosting great swaps!
Comment: Wow!!! Thank you so much for everything!! I love it all. The zines were so much fun to read too! You wrote the story? I love it. I am curious about zines, I haven;t made one myself yet. I have seen the swaps though. Your atc is adorable and all of the extras are wonderful. I also love that you decorated the envelope. This was a fun swap for me. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Thanks again =)
Response: SO glad you liked it! Yes, I wrote the Zines, I really enjoy them and include them in a lot of swaps to get others interested in them, give one a try, they are a lot of fun!
Comment: KY. This might be the most amazing paper crafting swap I have ever received. Oh, these are WONDERFUL!! Your art skills are superb; I couldn't even pick a favorite from among them. I glanced through the zines (and they look fab!) but I think I am going to save them to savor on an upcoming road trip. :) Thank you for a most amazing parcel, and for joining the swap.
Response: Whew! I'm so releived that they were okay because now that you have gotten them (and rated ;-) I will tell you that those are the first tags I have made for anyone else. You are welcome and I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: That was a really beautiful zine! I loved the colors and the art. The messages were really good too! I loved all your advice to yourself. The other zine was really fun and mysterious. I love geneology.... so it made me feel like I was in an old geneology library doing research!
Response: I'm glad you liked them and thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the great envie of smash supplies you sent me!! :D All of it will go to great use, believe me!!! I was so thrilled when I got it! And you definitely have me intrigued in making zines now, I may have to try it!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it and Zines are a lot of fun!
Comment: I love my new ATC's, simply beautiful. I love dragonflies and other garden themed cards. The golden bee card is fabulous, the color, the paper, etc.. Your zine made me laugh, so true I think. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: Thank you Mona, you are so welcome and just so you know...You made my day! :-) I love it when my partners are happy!
Comment: I got your package in the mail yesterday - I just checked the mail today. I LOVE the Tim Holtz book and the itty bitty jigsaw pieces and the tags and the little people!!! And Julie loves the journal - she's going to use the enclosures to decorate the pages as she writes in it :) TY TY TY!!!
Response: Whew! I was worried you would already have that book! You (and Julie) are so welcome, another satisfying swap! We will have to do it again soon..well as soon as school calms down for both of us! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the three ATCs-love them all. Extra Thanks for the letters- a truly enjoyable Swap to receive. Read your Profile and love the pictures and getting to know some interesting things about you:-)
Response: You are so welcome! I thought if I was going to be so OCD about a swap at least I could share the comedy of it with you! :-)
Comment: HI KY, I love your ATC and the paper sheet book a lot. It's so interesting and whimsical. You really inspired me and I would like to make the paper book too. And also your open and close ATC, it's not even a book, yes, it's a mini book. But the ending is a bit sad thou. Whimsical and dark, I love it!!
Response: Haha! Yes, my writing can be called whimsical and weird. :-) I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: This was the bestest, coolest, wonderfulest package that I've received in forever. I LOVE my ANCESTOR page, am thrilled with all the kid print charm squares, and tickled with the "Beautiful Envelope" story/zine. You are awesome and deserve multi-stars. It's been a really tough, sad week and this sure made me feel good. (On top of it all, you have my maiden name, which is also my middle name!!!) Thank you, thank you, Ky!
Response: Well you sure made my day! I am so happy that you liked it! I'm sorry you had a bad week, :-( Keep your chin up and I hope things are better. I hope we get to swap again...it's a long alphabet!
Comment: Wow!! Thank you for the beautiful ATC. Very nice details! Rounded borders, it's perfect. I love the additional ATC and Zine too. I'm going to keep an eye out for those zines, maybe I'll join in a less busy time. Thank you for an excellent swap :-)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, you're welcome! Please do think about Zine making, they are a lot of fun.
Comment: Thanks so much for such a wonderful package!! Of course I adore the ATC, it's so cool with the hidden letter!! I love the Vintage FB!! I have never seen a pretty Vintage inspired one before. So happy you had fun with the swap -Vanne
Response: You're welcome, so glad you liked it! Thanks for hosting great swaps!
Comment: OMG love love love the zines...thanks for sending so many...YES i must have Violets next zine... what happens in it? very interesting... love them...going to abandon the zine of this swap tomorrow.... i am going to the dental school and i am going to abandon some of my atcs and your zine.... thanks for sharing your art with me... much treasured and loved <3
Response: Awww....thanks! Vol II of Violet's adventures will be in the mail to you tomorrow, I'm so glad you liked them!
Comment: I got your pack of zines today. Wow! They are really good! Your moon one was not bleh! I thought it was quite interesting. This last year both of my daughters were studying the solar system a lot in school so I have found this type of science to be quite interesting. I like the How to make ATC zine- good how to zine. The one for your grandkids was really sweet. I can see that you are a fun gramma. The tea time zine was a fun glimpse into your life and the one about sewing was so special. I hope that my own daughters have a love for some of the things that I enjoy. Thanks for doing this private swap! I am getting yours off in the mail this afternoon!
Response: You are very sweet, I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: loved the 2 part story...sometimes I feel like an Amazon woman...most of the women I know are strong independent gals...also enjoyed the missing mail story as I am sure that is true in many cases...thank you for the entertaining zines
Response: You are welcome, I'm so glad you liked them!
Comment: When I sat down to read your two part zine I LOL! What a great story! Thank you for all the zines. You are a talented writer! And I'm a lucky girl to have received some of your work. Thanks again for an awesome swap!
Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked them, I sure had fun creating them. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the three zines. Yours was the first to arrive...and I am so glad because I have never seen one in the flesh befroe . I now know what mine should look like! ( this is the first one I have ever made). I Loved your story!
You are brilliant. Thanks once again.
Response: You're so sweet, thank you for the compliment! I am pretty new to Zine making and mine are pretty dense...most of the ones I have seen are a lot less "cluttered" than mine if that makes sense...so don't think you have to cram as much in yours as I do! :-) By the way- I love the way the British use the word brilliant..I wish we Americans used it more! Good luck on your Zines!
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful package!!! First of all, the zine "The Beautiful Envelope" was soooooo fun to read!! I loved how you ended it! Thanks so much for the cool story!!! You are a great writer!! Thanks so much as well for both of the volumes of the Diary of Violet. I was seriously hanging on every word! I would have been so disappointed if you left me hanging after volume 1. Though... after volume 2... If there ends up being a volume 2 you have to send it to me!!!! Thanks so much A+ for a job done very well!!! So if there is a volume 3 does she end up finding the cure for some awful disease using herbs and vegetation from the jungle?
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! I thought about just sending Vol I of Violet's diary but then thought that would be mean. Vol 3 isn't finished yet but I do have an idea for it. I'm glad you liked "The Beautiful Envelope" too....I thought it a good explanation for all the missing swaps! :-)
Comment: Not sick of getting things from you-it's always great-love the pointy hats-And you sent an extra-can't decide which is my favorite! The tea Zine was fabulous as was the extras you sent me-thanks ever so much!!
Response: Thanks Georgene! I'm glad you liked my "naughty pet" cards! I couldn't decide which one I liked best either so I sent you both. :-) Hopefully the computer will give you a new partner next time! LOL!
Comment: Oh, WOW! I love both ATCs so much! You are an outstanding swap partner, Ky...the ATCs are incredibly detailed and I can't see that I'll be putting them into a binder any time soon (I'll want to keep them out for inspiration!); and then there are the sweet extras. I love the tag books too, and use them exactly as you described. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you, you're so sweet! I'm so glad you like them! I had fun making that teeny pattern envelope. :-)
Comment: I love the ATC! My grandma used to have a little Scottie dog. Her name was Heidi Ann. And the 'zine is totally awesome! I would like to have met your grandmother. Thanks so much, and thanks for the extra goodies, too!
Response: You're welcome and I'm so happy you liked them! (I'm trying to convince more people to try Zine making!) :-)
Comment: Wow I loved the ATC's, especially since you explained all of them! My favourite is the blue flower. It is very pretty! I love the ink splatters, it's a great touch :) And thank you so much for the extras!
Response: I'm glad they made it to you and so happy you like them!
Comment: Hi. What a fun day!! I sent out a few swaps today and got lots of happy mail, too. LOVE Pooh and my "extra" Piglet so much and the K notecard... I will be working on your Pooh tomorrow and will be sending him your way. It has been a bit hot here the last few days. It gets a bit warm even for crafting... lol thanks so much.
Response: I'm so glad you liked them and you are so welcome! I always look for the "K" notecards. :-)
Comment: LOVED THEM!! Seriously... I loved every single zine you sent! You did an awesome job with these! I am so happy to have them in my collection! Thanks for the swap! :)
Response: Well thank you for answering all my questions and being so patient in message after message and sending me some of yours to see and hold! I don't think I would have tried them if it weren't for you!
Comment: I absolutely loved reading your zines and learning more about you and your family and furbabies! You did a great job for your first ones! Mine was pale in comparison. Did you use a computer program for the one about pets? I love black tea too, so thank you for the two packets! Many hearts to you for a swap you put a lot of time and heart into <3
Response: Thanks so much, that was so sweet! I didn't use a computer program, just cut and paste. I'm so glad you liked them..I was worried about sending them out into the world! :-)
Comment: Yes-good to swap with you too! You did fine at APC-the trick with them is getting stuff to stay on since it's a slick surface and then one nice swapper told me to sand the card first to give it something for the bits to grab on too! And thank you for all the wonderful bits you sent along-love love the butterflies!
Comment: Fun idea for the design. I appreciate that you were concerned about sending an ATC since you did the mailart before partners were assigned. ATCs were listed as an option so no problem there. When I sign up for a MAILart swap, it is a little sad to receive a plain white envelope for it. You could always decorate the envelope a little or at least use a colored pen to write the address.
Response: You're welcome, I hope you enjoy the pressed penny from Nasa that I included since I saw that you didn't collect ATCs.
Comment: You did a great job with this project-I struggled and couldn't get my crayons to melt right! I finally got out my iron and wax paper! Thanks also for the cute crayon card/envelope-it was fun swapping with you!
Response: Thanks! They were difficult to work with but it was fun trying. I enjoyed swapping with you too, I'm sure we will be partnered again in future swaps!
Comment: Hi Ky, what a bright and cheery atc. Thank you for the note that shared how you created the hand made elements. I especially like the stitching on the bottom... I do lots of sewing but seldom think to use my machine to help out with the paper arts. Great job! YOU EARLYBIRD!
Response: You are welcome! I was going for a bright summer look. I am almost always early....OCD. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great note explaining your ATC. I did that too (as you will soon find out!). If you ever do this again, you should get a 1" square punch. Mine's great! I use it for inchie backgrounds too. :) Love the leaf stitching too. My machine has a similar stitch, but I always forget to sew ATCs because it's on a different floor than my craft area. Alas.
Response: 1" punch!? Now you tell me! :-) I think I do "need" one! Thanks for swapping!
Comment: Hi Ky!
I hit the keep calm jackpot! Thanks SO much for sending not just 1, but 4 of them! My ABSOLUTE favorite is the "Keep Calm and Love Whales" The little seashell and the aqua swoosh really add to the sea theme! I'm also intrigued by the background--is in ink? Thank you thank you thank you thank you (4 for 4 ATC's!)
Response: You're welcome, and thanks for hosting this one, it was a fun theme. I loved making them...as you could tell I couldn't stop. :-) And yes, that is ink...I think that one was anyway!
Comment: Thank you so much for the "house" atc and the other quote decorated atc. I LOVE the quote because it made me feel good about the way I draw when I do mail art because I don't think im as artistic and creative as others :-(
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked them. I love that quote too, don't compare your art to others...no one can make "your" art but you!!
Comment: Super Awesomeness! Wow! Your house block rocks the neighborhood!, Thank you so much! Totally loving the extra fabric, it has made it's way into the stash for the autistic play mats, so so many thanks!!!!!
Response: Whew! So glad you are well and home and got the block! You're quite welcome!
Comment: I am so sorry for the delay in rating you...
I absolutely LOVE the fabrics you sent!!! And also, thank you sooo much for sending 4 FQs....I have already cut them up and started on a small tote for my Moms walker. This is the perfect fabric!!!!
Response: Thanks for the rating and I'm glad you liked them and found a good use for them!! :-)
Comment: What a absolutley wonderful package!! I almost bought this same fabric for you. I love this line so so cute!! Im actually working on the pattern you sent me right now.
The packages you send me are always amazingly perfect.
Cant wait to swap again!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I think one of these times we're going to get each other the same fabric!! :-) Thanks for a great swap once again!
Comment: Ky, you always send the most fabulous packages and this quilt block is no exception. It's lovely and it will go into my quilt for sure! I love the mushroom material too and it will be just perfect for the lining of a little purse i'm making for my little niece who is 5. She will love it...Thanks so much for your kindness.
Response: It's always a pleasure to swap with you!! I'm happy when you're happy! :-)
Comment: Ky ~ I LOVE IT! There are so many talented people here at SWAPBOT and you are one of them. I just added it to the other one I got and I am so excited about this quilt. Thank you so much and for the extra material, thank you!
Response: You are so welcome, I'm glad you liked it! We'll have to keep bugging Michele to do this swap again so we collect more of these blocks. :-)
Comment: Ky, thank you so much for the lovely little wonky house quilt block. It's fabulous and I love it.
thanks also for the beautiful squares of fabric, i love the colors and have something special i'm going to use them in...you're a jewel.
Comment: Oh I absolutely am in love with the salt & pepper shaker. It is so precious I dont have anything like it. And the moda fabric is beautiful. My girls were so excited to make their necklaces. Thanks a million I loved everything. Cant wait to swap again!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them!! You're such a thoughtful swapper, swapping with you is a treat!
Comment: Oh - that quarter is gorgeous!! I love it a ton! Such an adorable, retro-ish, womanly print. That was kind of you to send it as well. Thank you for the blue piece. I'll have to let you know what I wind up making. :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. That FQ was great, I just wish I could have found more of it!
Comment: Your delightful package made my week ! The "found objects" are a treasure trove to me. I have added the cute little guy to my assortment, all ready to be put out on my birthday.Thank you so much !
Response: I'm so glad you liked what i put together for you, you are most welcome! :-)
Comment: Nice block. Not sure what I will use it for but I will find something. Maybe a pillow. Thanks so much for all the selveges and also the swap bot button. I have already put it on the tote bag that I carry back and forth to work! Cute!!!!
Response: You're welcome! I'm always happy when someone can use the selvedges I save.
Comment: Ky, i'm blown away. How delightful your mini quilt is....it's so expertly put together and i just love the colors...so pretty. thank you so much for the mag as well, i looked at each and every page last night and found some wonderful craft ideas for christmas and swapping. you deserve 100 hearts...thanks again, it will hang on my walls in a special place.
Response: Awww...I'm touched that you like it so much! That French country fabric is a favorite of mine. You are so welcome!
Comment: Such a great collection of things to spy! I love everyone one of them..I will be putting them to use next Saturday at the class I am attending where we will be making a quilt top using charms squares. Sending a heart and thank you again for such a lovely swap package.
Response: I'm so glad you will be able to use them!
Comment: Received the charm squares today and I am thrilled to pieces as I am in a class next Saturday where we will be making a quilt top using 5 inch charm squares. Also, thank you for the magazine. I have been enjoying it this afternoon before my daughter gets home as she is very fond of that publication! Hearts to you and thank you again.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed them and even happier to know they will be put to good use! I love to pass along quilting magazines too since I have the bad habit of buying far too many it helps my conscience to pass them along! :-)
Comment: Your wonky house is so cool! I love the bright, vibrant fabrics that you used and it is very cool how you have a lawn chair on the side of the house and the clouds in the sky and what a perfect pattern for the roof! Awesome job! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You're so welcome! I really liked making them, I want to join the next one for sure. Thanks for swapping!
Comment: goodness! you sure sent me a treat! thank you for all the great quality fabric you sent as extra's....I like the HST's too! I hope your hand gets better quickly and you don't have to go thru fabric cutting withdrawals!
Ok, be watching in the mail next week for a special package I'm sending out to you and Alice because you are both wonderful, generous swappers!
Response: You are so welcome, I hope you have some Christmas projects planned that you can use it in! My hand is getting better...but slooooowly! :-)
Comment: Wow! I had heard great things about how generous those Texans can be and now I am able to confirm it. Those fat quarters are truly Texan Fat Quarters. I love both of them.The leaves and berries are exactly what I am always seeking. Hearts to you. Thank you very much.
Comment: Thanks for the delightful mini-quilt! The Moda fabrics are really lovely and the way you did the tree with the hexagons is an idea I may steal, I think it works just great. Also thanks for the big bag of selvages, I'm beginning to plot another selvage quilt.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And thanks for taking those selvedges off myhands...I would hate to "have" to do something with them! Ha-Ha!
Comment: THANK YOU!!! I love everything! The extras you sent were awesome! I've been swooning over the "Cherish Nature" line lately... I think you read my mind! ;) Thank you so much - your package made my day! :)
Response: You are so welcome! Isn't that a great line? I was happy to share some with you, from your profile you looked like the kind of gal who would appreciate it! :-)
Comment: Thank you, thank you for the awesome fabrics. I totally appreciate the frog piece. You sent way more than what was required and for that I want to thank you. You made my day!! And I just noticed that the yellow piece has music notes. I am so excited and had to run and show it to my hubby.
Response: What?! Music notes? I didn't even notice that! :-) You are welcome and I had that piece of random frog fabric for a long time and I was waiting for the perfect "froggy loving" person to send it to! :-) You are welcome!
Comment: This was absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you so much!! Even my mother commented and liked the leaf stitching around the border. The doxies are awesome, and my knitting gets attacked just like you've shown! Gorgeous!! And thank you for the fabric!! :-D YOU ROCK!!!!! And the extra magazines!! :-D I don't have them. Woot!
Yes, I go to the show. I'd love to meet up! I've never gotten to take a class, I spend all my money on fabric! :-D
Response: I'm soooo glad you liked it, it was not like what I usually do but it was fun to get out of my comfort zone! We'll make plans for the Quilt show for sure, we'll have to drag in all the other Texas Quilters! :-)
Comment: OMG you soooooooo spoilt me! I love it all. The green fae & the wind-chimes are adorable thank you so very very much! I love the ric rak & ribbon and 3 FQ's!!! the thread is fabulous thank you so very very much!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked it. And I'm very happy the fairy made the trip! :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mini quilt. It is fantastic on both sides. This is a lot of work you put into this. I am going to hang this one with clips so that I can turn it over whenever I want. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you also for the quilting magazine, I feel that ideas and inspiration await me withint the covers. Thank you so much for taking the time to make me a mini quilt that I will treasure forever.
Response: It makes me happy if you like it! You are soooo welcome!
Comment: OMG! What a wonderful swap! I can't believe the extras you sent! The jar is bigger then I expected...but the paisley fabric and the fQ bundle are amazing! If I could give you 20 â™¥'s I would! Thank you!
Response: I'm happy that you liked it! I love Whimsey jars and I was so thankful to you for hosting this one, so I knew yours needed to be special. :-)
Comment: Thanks so much for following my blog and if you direct your daughter to my etsy I hope that she likes what she sees. I should be making more of the dresses soon. Just waiting to get more of the materials.
Comment: Thanks for the gnome and other stuff. I am giving you a 5 and a heart bc you send to fast, unfortunately you didn't wrap them in bubble wrap and put them in a metal box....they were all completely broken...I might be able to put together the bird but the gnome is gone..
Response: Oh no! I am so sorry! The envelope was a bubble wrap envelope and I thought that metal box would protect them! I don't see how that box could have been damaged enough for the gnome to be broken!? Someone would have practically had to run over it! I am PM'ing you. EDIT- This swapper never responded and he turned out to be a flaker and never sent for this swap.
Comment: Hi Gabriella Ky. Great to meet you. I enjoyed reading your answers and will send you a letter soon. We have quite a bit in common. Great husbands, 52 years old, love to quilt, and so on. Talk to you soon and thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome and I would love a letter back!
Comment: Everything is wonderful!! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness & giving me Hello Kitty. The quilt looks professional =) Really, you could make a dozen or so and actually sell them!! The extras are great too, you couldn't have been kinder to me. THANKS A MILLION!!
Response: I had fun making her so I am glad she has a good home with you. :-)
Comment: I can't think of nice enough words to express how much I loved my package! The blocks are beautiful, great job! I am so excited about the American Jane fabric panel you sent me...there is NO way I'm gonna share it....it's all for me! I think I'll make me some fabric dolls from it with clothes as well! Thank you buddie!
Response: I knew if I sent it to you that you could put it to good use! You are sooo welcome! :-)
Comment: Now look here: I do not *ever* again want to get a swap from you with the words "this sucks" in it (said in my mom voice)! You are your own worst critic! The block is lovely and well-made and I appreciate all the extra - albeit unnecessary - fabric and buttons. Thank you so much!
Response: That's so funny! :-) You know you have to wave a wooden spoon also to make it really effective! You are the Queen of piecework and it was faaarr from perfect so I hated sending it to you.....but I would have hated struggling with it anymore even worse! I hope you can use it some where and thanks for the lecture, I will take it to heart! :-)
Comment: You are AMAZING! This whimsey jar absolutely ROCKS!!!! It's funny because I was working on something for yours when the mail lady rang my doorbell. :) I hope to have yours in the mail in the next day or two. Oh ...the duck...are you kidding me...so stinkin' cute...my son is going to flip out! I am going to take it with me when I pick him up from school in a few minutes. :) Thanks so much for an awesome swap.
Response: It was easy to put this together for you, I loved it all too! :-) I'm so glad you liked it.
Comment: I loved every thing you sent. It was the most perfect package ever. the fabric is gorgeous and I cant wait to use it. And my girls were all smiles when they went through their bag. You are a wonderful thoughtful generous woman. Thanks so much you brightened my whole week just when I was feeling down :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all, I had fun putting it together for you! Youa re a great swap partner.
Comment: OMG!! This was my first Whimsy Jar and I loved it, I can't believe all the stuff you got in it. Please tell your dog, General Patton, that I loved his extra decorations on the box. Thank you so much, hope to see you in another swap.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it....even General Patton's contribution! :-)
Comment: Hi, Ky! Wow! Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt!!!! What a treasure! I really appreciate the thoughtfulness you put into it. And, I LOVE the little bird you included with it!!! I wish I could give you 10 hearts!!!!
Response: You are so welcome! I loved making it with the whole leaf and tree theme, I'm glad it has a good home. :-)
Thankyou so very much! I LOVE the sheep & chicken buttons........the colours you chose are great for me.................Thankyou SOOOO much for the jewellery goodies too! You really put together a fab parcel & i'm going to have so much fun with it! Thankyou xxx
Response: I loved those sheep and chicken buttons too! You almost didn't get them- Ha-Ha! I'm so glad you liked it.
Comment: Thanx for the heart. Sorry you had to totally revamp your original idea to make it more profile specific. It was much appreciated. Have a wonderful Valentine's and hope you and your loved ones are treasured on that day.
Comment: I love the pizza! So cute! My son loves it too - he set up all his duplo people & animals & a small truck with a face around the pizza to eat it. :) And thanks so much for the smoothie book - I can't wait to try some of those.
Thanks, thanks, thanks!!
Response: Yeah! It makes my day that he likes it! :-)
Comment: Would you believe that there were THREE envelopes from you waiting for me when I got home for the holidays! The first one finally got here, very mangled and with a note from the post office saying that it had been caught in a machine -- I'm going to try ironing the bookmarks to see if I can bring them back to life. The other ones were in great shape. Thanks for being such a diligent swapper and thanks for the bookmarks!
Response: Yeah! I guess the postal service finally got caught up. I'm so glad you finally got them and so sorry you had to wait! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful blocks made with the repros! Thank you for the ornament (I put it on the tree right quick) and yo yos. I have never tried making them. I like how you used them to make ornaments, so I may have to give that a shot sometime!
Response: You are very welcome, I'm glad you liked the block, choosing fabrics for someone else is so hard!
Comment: Hey everyone...Ky is my newest bestest friend! I loved the prints you sent, and feel special that you were willing to share them with me. I love the extra item too...never used it before, but looking forward to giving it a try. Great swap...I'm happy! Hey, can you get my name again buddie? hehehe
Response: Ha-Ha! I'm so glad you liked them and I will be your buddy anytime. :-)
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! I was thrilled to open my package. I have been wanting to buy american jane for awhile now. I LOVE IT!!!
I cant wait to use them. I think I am going to make myself some patchwork pillows.
You completely made my day!! Thanks a million!
and thanks for the thread heaven I have never tried it before.
:) You truly put a smile on my face.
Response: Yeah! I'm so glad you liked it! I love that line too, I'm going to make a quilt for a special little girl with it.
Comment: Ky, you deserve more than one heart, you sent twice those lovely bookmarks because first package got lost, I wanted to tell everyone how kind and nice you are ! Please do not feel sorry because I waited, actually I did but it was not a big matter and you were so lovely that I wish I could leave you two or three heart with this rating =))
Hugs from France !
Response: You are welcome! And I hope the first set find their way to you eventually!
Comment: I would give you hundreds of hearts if I could, what an amazing partner to have. Thank you for being so thoughtful- every thing is wonderful. My mum is jealous of the quilted teapot and I had to share some of my tea with her :) Thank you again xxx
Response: You are so welcome and I'm sorry you had to wait...but good things come to those who wait...a 2nd package! :-)
Comment: the mouse treat is SO adorable, i had been telling my boyfriend less than twenty minutes earlier how cute it would be if someone sent treats for my mice & you DID, i was so excited! :) they'll LOOOOVE it i'm sure, i can't wait to see them munching! thanks again for a great swap! :)
Comment: OMG, I love everything. The cards and die cuts are great and the Asian stickers are awesome. I can't wait to start using them all. I would give you more hearts if I could because you truly deserve them. I was so lucky to get you as my partner. Thank you so much, Mary
Comment: Ky went above and beyond in this swap! Not only did I get a beautiful Purple FQ but several other goodies......a really cute Scarecrow pin, buttons, rickrack, stickers, etc. Thanks so much!
Comment: Talk about a purple package...wow that was a very nice package! I loved all the extra's goodies you added. I noticed that the STRIP-ITS were 3 inches instead of 2 1/2 inches as noted on the swap, but that's not gonna be an issue with me...I loved them anyway! I imagine that the title of the swap thru you off the track....STRIP ITS R#3 (R#3 being round #3, and you might have thought 3" strips.) I'm giving you a heart anyway. Thank you!
Response: Oh! I forgot to mention why I made them a little bigger: I didn't trust my cutting and didn't want to short change anyone! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: WOWEE ZOWEE!! Just received your package 15 minutes ago and ran to the computer to give you a big huge thanks!! You outdid yourself and I would give a zillion hearts if I could! Thank you so much for spoiling me!! I LOVE it all! Thank you for sending something for my daughter. She is napping now so I will let her open it when she wakes up. I was going to ask if you have dogs but then I just checked your profile. My yorkie was all over the package sniffing it like crazy! LOL. I bet he smelled your dogs!
Thank you again!!
Comment: Can you hear me jumping for joy?? I LOVE the Space center coin!! I must get with you on a private swap for some postcards from there! And the extra from the zoo, yep, made my day!! Many hearts to you, Karyn