Comment: Thank you for your package! The paper & envelopes were nice and I also like the tea. How funny that someone has sent you a bag of Finnish barbecue spice... :D I can use it allright, thanks for that too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty package of lovely pressies.. I look forward to trying the snack bar, absolutely love the heart-shaped paper doilies & the food with faces card, and the pink & white polka dot coaster mats go *perfectly* in my room..thank you! :-) x p.s. Hope that you & yours had a lovely Christmas time!
Response: I hope you are going to enjoy your surprises. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you so much for ur beautiful package. Earlier heart because I just love the way you wrapped everything, but I believe I will love what I got inside too :) Will come back and comment once I opened the gifts. Hugs, Rika
Comment: Thank you so much for the great bunch of turquoise stuff! It is my first swap with someone from Isreal and my first matchbox-I particularly love the ceramic donut bead and dragonfly button. The card with the baby "cracked" me up! Maybe someday I will get to see the underwater observatory
Comment: Thank you for my parcel! I especially like the notebook (I always love Paperchase items.) P.S. May I ask what the little stitched fabric item you sent is for? I can't figure it out! :)
Response: I'm sorry I did not think I have to explain......So , here are the explainations for EVERYTHING I have sent:
What you call a " little stitched fabric " is a BOOKCOVER IN YOUR FAVOTITE COLOR (mustard yellow). I was soooo glad to find it and I thought that will be your preferance. I found bookcovers in your likes...
A SMALL METAL TIN WHICH IS A KEYCHAIN as you mantioned both in your likes.. inside the tin there was another vintage keychain, as you like vintage.**
You've written you like brooches, so I sent you a BROOCH MADE BY AN ARTIST.**
The NOTEBOOK with the owls as you like birds and woodland animals.**
the CUPS FOR CUPCAKES in your favorite colors (red and white)as you mantioned you like party goods and homebaking.**
You see....I tried to "cover" many of your likes.....
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely reswaps! They are just perfect :) I love the notebook holder I am always writing down swap ideas and projects, So this will be nice, keeping all my notes in one place, lol. And I am already thinking of great ideas to use the tiny picture frames for. The orange amber looks very beautiful too, I cant wait to turn it into a wonderful bracelet!
Thanks again <3
Response: Thank you!!!! I'm so glad to know everything is going to be useful!! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: WOW! :0) Thank you, thank you, thank you for sending such a wonderful package! It was so nice of you to include thoughtful gifts for my daughter and my Husband too! The note was lovely and the colourful tissue paper made it so fun to unwrap! I LOVE the scarf, the lotion, the note cards and the beads! You are so kind! I've actually put everything back into the box just so that I could open it up again! Hahaha! Wishing you and your family well! <3 Ainslie
Response: HaHa.... That's funny. I enjoyed making the box for you, and I'm so glad to know you love it. I'm absolutly surprised you got it so quickly, usually it takes about 3 weeks to Canada.
Comment: Thank you, everythings wonderful, i can't wait to try the soap..I actually JUST ran out..my bar in the shower has reduced down to a little sliver lol. Thank you for the apple towel and stickers too =)
Comment: Thank you so much. Everything is wonderful, this is one of the best packages I have recieved on Swap-Bot in quite some time. I love it all, right down to the stamps on the package! :D And yes, the cassette does play. It's like a beach party in an envelope!!! :D :D :D
Comment: Thank you for your package. I especially liked the old lace (you must have looked on my profile), and the Toastie Pockets - I have occasionally seen them in shops but never bought them, so it will be good to try.
Response: I'm happy I choosed the right stash... and yes, I always read profiles before sending.
Comment: Good things come to those who wait! Your package finally arrived (a bit opened but I don't think anything was missing!). Thank you for everything you included, you are a very thoughtful swapper and I really love those little edible and decorative hearts!
Response: WAW!!!!! 3 hours flight took 6 weeks....But finally it came, and I'm so glad nothing is missing. Now you can decorate the table for New Year or....keep it for Valentine. Enjoy!
Comment: Many thx for the purple swap! I like it very much. You make a nice selction for me. A beautiful calendar and it's great to receive tea form Israel, I never have seen it before. Wishing you a happy New Year!
Comment: I was so excited to receive your package today! Thank-you very much for all the postcards, notecards and shell frame. I wish you could send me some of your sunshine. We are having a very gray and damp August here on the Oregon Coast.
Response: It was fun to prapare the package for you, and I'm glad you like it.
Comment: Wow......Thank you sooooo much for my huge parcel in the mail today.....What a lovely well put together package full of goodies........ you deserve more than 5 hearts.....Thank you again for being a great swaper :) xx
Response: I enjoyed making the LP for you, and I'm happy to know you love it. Thanks for rating.
Comment: THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE EVERYTHING you sent, from the way it was packaged, outside & in!!! The individually-wrapped items in the wrinkled brown paper, the "lacy" bag everything came in, the postcards, the coasters...I haven't even gone through it all yet and its one of the top 3 packages I've EVER received!!! It was definitely "my Favorite Lucky Parcel" and you went above & beyond. Foreign ephemera is my very favorite thing to receive and its like you knew exactly what to send. I can't thank you enough. I was so lucky to have you for my swap partner!!! I wish I could give you 1000 hearts :))))
Response: Thank you so much for the supper-warm and kind words! I had great time to make the parcel for you, and I'm so happy that you love it.
Comment: Thanks for the swap! I already have all of the US though! But I do love the Israel stamps you used and sent. I do collect Israel.
Response: I'm glad you got some that you love, I could not know which stamps you already have, and I thought that by sending more than required, I'll be lucky to send many that you do not have...Only 15 out of the 65 were USA stamps...I hope you'll try the PC ethnic recipe (Falafel) That I've sent you. (I'd red in your profile that you collect ethnic recipes and PCs, and that you love cooking). Enjoy!
Comment: thank you for the fun parcel! Alas, even though you packaged it really well, the zipper of the pouch broke in pieces during travel, as well as the binding of the notepad cracking open :( But the sheets are stll usable :) I do love the bracelet and the frame :) thanks again *hugs*
Response: OMG, it is so upsetting! As you said, I did my best to pack it really well. I'm really sorry for the damage
Response: Waw, such a delay in rating, and only after I reminded you twice.....(I hope you remember what I have sent you.....). It seems that you did not like none of the 7 candies.....Well, it is a matter of taste.
Comment: Hello! I found your package today in my mailbox after work. Thank you for all those stamps on the package. I really appreciate! And thank you for the swap items. I wish you a beautiful spring.
Comment: LOVED everything. You put so much thought into this swap, and I dearly loved everything. Thank you so much for thinking of my grandkids. They are here this weekend, and they loved the candy bars. I tasted one of them, and it was fantastic. I am so excited about the lotion. I know that is supposed to be one of the best lotions ever. Thanks again.
Response: I'm so pleased that you're happy with your parcel! It was my pleasure to prepar it for you!
Comment: I'm so terribly sorry it took me so long to rate. I am touched by your kindness on all the lovely items you sent to me. Obviously, you took the time to read my profile & handpicked wonderful items to send me....THANKS SO MUCH (hugs)
Response: It was a great fun to collect the items for you, and I'm happy you enjoy them.
Comment: ~lol~ I actually found the stamps still in their package! That's how I knew! And I rated late because I honestly thought I had rated already! I was going through
Response: THIS IS UBSOLUTELY STRANGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've sent you stamps 5 months ago.....I'm almost sure you cannot remember what I've sent you.....you "disapeared" from swap-bot , and I archived the swap loooong ago..........I admire you memory!!!!!!!! (My remark: former CAJUNLADY)
Response: You have a good reson for the delay on rating. I hope you had a great time with your family. I'm happy you PMed me that you love the chocolate (it's one of my favotites). I hope you liked the stickers as well.
Comment: Thank you for such a fun package, I hope the time passes quickly so it will be time to open the goodies! That was so wonderful of you to include a few to enjoy while I wait. :) Thank you for your nice note, too. I will have to see if my guesses line up with what is inside the wrappings! Thank you and Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim.
Response: Thank you for giving me heart before opening the packing...Haha...I hope You'll like the edible surprises next month......And, it was very exiting to read some Hebrow words......Toda!!!!
Comment: Chincho, I got your pretty parcel yesterday, thank you very much! I ate the salty snacks already and they were yummy and the surprises are very nice - the keyring is lovely and mum is using the thimble, a perfect gift for her, thank you, toda!
Response: Thank you For your warm words! I'm very happy to know I succeeded to choose the right items for you.
Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I will try the teas and snack. The carob fruit, hmm?? Not sure these are allowed to be mailed due to restrictions. They were broken, but it is ok. Neat PCs, shells, pencils, and literature. Good job on your collage. Thanks! Enjoy your week. :)
Comment: Oh my goodness! You've been one of the best partners ever. I absolutely love your choices and this package arrived so quickly. Thanks a lot and enjoy your time with your sister. Sisters are so precious.
Comment: I rated you ages ago, don't know why it didn't work... I absolutely loved your package. There's a photo of it on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupcake_cleopatra/3884705456 It was so great to get something from Israel. I loved the foreign language on all my goodies. Those cinnamon sweets were AMAZING. Wow ! I ate them straight away and could not even save some. And I love my bunny bookmark. Using it in the book I'm reading now. Thank you:)
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely stamps. My husband lived in Israel when he was very young but I've never been. We'd like to go with our kids one of these years. As they say, L'Shanah Habaah B'Yerushalayim!
Comment: Thank You very much for my great package, I loved everything, It is always special when you know that your partner read your profile. And so sweet, you remembered that we swapped before. Thanks again, and happy swapping.Connie
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter! I've never studied Hebrew or known what it's like of its structure, so it was very interesting to read through your lesson you had prepared for me! You had also drawn such a nice picture to show the names of the body parts. :)
i liked the stamps that showed the alphabet a lot too.
Comment: shimshon - my the mail deadline i think was today - how surprised i was to get the package from you already. you must be very organized. this is only my 2nd swap and am having such a good time interacting with people from all over...the world now
your package was very special to me and i could tell you put a lot of thought into it - thank you so much! everyone liked it all but we were all especially drawn to the cross and the soil from the Holy Land - that it truly special!!
mary paull (mp)
Response: Just great! I'm sooo happy to know that I had made the right choise for you!
Comment: I received my swap in the mail today and it was awesome. You did a wonderful job finding things that I would love and you did - I love everything. I can't wait to wear the socks and I love the little calendar, the candy, candle votives and everything that you included, even to the detail of wrapping everything. I will write you back through the mail soon. Thank you so much for a most wonderful gift - it was there waiting for me when I got home. I couldn't wait to open it up. Thank you ever so much!!!! The best to you and yours in the New Year also.
Response: Just great! I'm sooo happy to know that I had made the right choise for you!
Comment: Ahh, sorry this is so late~!
Chincho!! I got your package~! I'm so sorry for all the confusion in recieving your mail... Thank you so much!!! I love all the info on the Red Tropic Sea, it's amazing! I love the sea and underwater creatures so much, so it was a really wonderful surprise! Very thoughtful of you~ A lovely jazzy ATC, as well! Thank you again~!!! <3
Response: Thanks. Probably you'll get another ATC soon, as I understood you did not get it..........Enjoy!!!
Comment: I'm so sorry I didn't rate sooner!! I just got out your package again to go through the wonderful things you sent and put them where they belong with other things.
I loved everything you sent. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Comment: I got your wonderful swap today! I could really tell that you had put a lot of thoughts and effords into making this swap a good one for me, so thank you, so very much! A big and warm heart filled of love to you :)
Response: I'm very glad I succeeded to do it....Thank you very much for your warm words.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful napkins and stamps.
I really liked the napkins, they will be great for card making. Also, I really love the variety of stamps, especially since I don't have that many from Israel. Thanks for making it a wonderful little package.
Response: Thank you very much. I hope we'll meet again...
Comment: Yeah! The stamps have arrived! Thank you for all of the stamps!!! (especially since you ended up sending them twice - note don't know what happened to the first ones you sent, they still haven't arrived.) Thank you for the teas too, am looking forward to trying it out! Haven't had Israeli tea before so am looking forward to it! thanks again for everything!
Response: Mar 6,2008: I'm happy you PM me that the first one arrived as well. I'm sad that it was damaged by the postoffice. Well, this kind of things could happen.
Comment: Thank you for your thoughtful package. I LOVED the sparkerly sun stickers!! Everything was really nice cute kitty picture and yummy lemon tea and candy. It will be fun to be creative with the cork. How did you stick it to the jan jar? regular glue?
Response: I'm happy you enjoy, I'll PM you for the stick details.
Comment: Wow, thank you so much!!! You really paid attention to my profile and included much more than was necessary for this swap! The stamps are beautiful and I like everything else too! You're definitely one of the best swap partners I've had since joining Swap-bot! :D
Response: Thanks for the compliments, it was my delight to collect stuff for you.
Comment: Wonderful ATC's and you are very talented in your own way..Your cards are Great..I too wish my hands could do what my mind see's, but it never happens the way I see it...I feel very honored to have something from you and your country..Your cards will make a great addition to my collection..I Thank You with a heart
Response: Thank you so much for your warm and encouraging words, and for the heart.
Comment: Hello Shimshon,
Thank you for the wonderful "Camel" POstcard you sent me from Israel for the "C is for..." Swap. As well, thank you for all the interesting information about the camel and the area you live in, in Israel. I really enjoyed learning about both. I will proudly be adding your C postcard into my postcard collection that I started when I started participating in Swap-bot. I have found a set of directions for making a "Postcard Journal," and I think I'm going to use it to put all my postcards together into one collection. If you are interested in the directions for the Postcard Journal, send me back a note and I will make a copy for you and send it to you. I hope you had a nice Holiday Season and that your 2008 is starting out in a positive manner. I hope we have further opportunities to swap with one another. Until those times arrive, I hope you have rewarding and successful swapping experiences.
P.S. Sorry about my slowness in getting this rating done. I got back just a few days before Christmas. I wanted to enjoy Christmas with friends and family. This week has been the first week I have to play catch-up with the backlog of ratings. Thanks for your understanding.
Comment: thank you for such a thoughtful package! your atc is beautiful and i'm honored to have it in my collection. i love the postcard and the pamphlets were interesting and much appreciated. i think it's neat to receive stuff like that, it's so weird to see that picture of the camel by the pool! :D
Response: I enjoyed very much to prepare the stuff for you, and I'm happy you liked it.
Comment: I loved the goodies. My husband and I had a fight over the chocolate covered almonds. I liked the corn snacks too. We have a snack like that here in the US but it is salty. I really enjoyed eating everything.
Response: Enjoy and let me know what are your preferences.
Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely LOVE all of the Lion/big cat stickers. The bookmark is very pretty too and in my favorite colors. I read all the time so that will come in handy. Thank you so much again for making such a nice package!
Comment: Toda Raba! It was so great to recieve swap in hebrew :) I loved the idea, and apreciatted it very much (I come from a very green family..).
Next time we're having a workshop at my parent's house you should definately join! We'll be in touch :) Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package! I finally broke down and opened up all the nicely wrapped gifts... There were so many special treats - notepaper, Hamsah keychain & wooden hands, Hello Kitty stickers, the lovely card on handmade paper, coasters made from handmade paper, the beautiful vintage photographs, the pin & of course, the thoughtful handwritten letter. It was all appreciated very much. Thanks for making this such a special treat to open and for all of the goodies that were carefully chosen (all the way from Israel!). Best wishes. :)
Response: It was a huge fun to collect stuff for you.Thank you very much and enjoy.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap and extras. That Titanic trading card is awesome, I've never seen anything like that before. In the three years I've been trading this is the first package I've received from Israel so I'm super excited about that as it has always been on my wishlist. :) You're great! Thanks again.
Response: It was fun to prepar the package for you. Thank you for your warm response.
Comment: WOW! what a great ATC and the clown/skull card is amazing! I loved your use of primary colors. You definitely didn't make a mistake! The only critique that I have is to maybe have added a border or a button, charm, or another flower petal to the left, lower corner. It needed a little something. The texture really pulled the card together. This ATC has a special place in my collection.
Comment: I recogniced your name on the package as someone who was supposed to send me an ATC, so I wondered what a huge ATC must it be to require an A4 envelope. And when I cut it open, I became really sad - "obviously you mixed up your partners' addresses and sent me something else". Don't worry, I *did* find my ATC at last! :D
Response: HA HA HA....I'm expecting your critique on a PM.
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and postcards, I did enjoy your message. I am concerned for the planet too! Sorry about my web page, I believe it's OK now. It is a work in progress so check it out from time to time to see how I'm doing.
Comment: You deserve the higer than highest rating...thank you for the wonderful letter...you wrapped everything, that made it like extra super special, thank you...it got here so quick...the little note pads are adorable...the tea bags are so pretty and smell so good...the bandana in my favorite color (shades of PINK...YIPEE!)...the candies were so fun and my enjoyed them almost as much as I did, way to go...the loose stickers are incredible and there are so many of them, WOW! It is a collection to beat all collections! thank you so very very very much!
Response: WAW!!!! I FEEL SO FLATTERED BY YOUR KIND WORDS......I'M SO HAPPY YOU ENJOYED THE STUFF, I THINK THAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT SWAP-BOT: TO BRING SOME HAPPINESS.
THANK YOU AND I HOPE TO MEET YOU IN OTHER FUTURE SWAPS.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package! This was the first swap package I have received! You put thought into each item you sent me so thank you very much...I especially LOVED the postcards! Hopefully one day I will be able to visit some of those places.
Response: I'm so happy to read that..Thank you for letting me know. This was the first swap package I had sent, and now I know I'm on the right way.
Comment: I love everything! The extras are sooo extra special to me. Thank you! I'm going to make a necklace for myself with the coin. I may sew the crochet onto a pillow, not sure yet. The teas smell wonderful too, can't wait to try them. :o)
Comment: Wow! I loved your package. The stickers were so awesome. I loved the ATC, I am not too familiar with them but yours was fantastic. Thank you for all of the extras and for the info on "Hamssah". What a beautiful sticker..and I love to learn about things from different cultures.
Response: I'm very happy to know you liked the stuff, the ATC was the first one I sent ( I never did them befor...) you gave me the courage to continue making them. Thank you.