Comment: I just can't get over the parcel you sent me for Yule... I was amazed!!! You seemed to know exactly who I was & things I would like. You really outdid yourself too! I felt like it was Christmas all wrapped up in one box! You're amazingly generous :) Thank you!
Comment: Holy Bats! What an awesome rosary! I have worn it non-stop since I got it Saturday. Thank you so much! It is exquisite....but of course it is coming from such an amazing swapper!
Response: Oh I'm soooo glad you like it! It was fun to make and a great grounding and centering for me with all the upheaval going on in my life right now :-) I couldn't believe it when I found the owl I just knew it was for you! Huggles
Comment: Ok, this will sound lame, I know, but my very favorite part of this card is the recycled label that you.. well, recycled. I don't know why, but I just love the way it looks on there. Very cool. Thank you so much.
Comment: Your card and painting are very beautiful although the card doesn't quite meet the swap requirments as it should have been landscape orientation and have the letter "p" on the front. I still like it though, thank you :-}
Comment: Than you so much for the wonderful package I received today. Your homemade hot chocolate is delicious, I have to fight the children off lol. I love the teas and the cookies are yummy. I wish I could give you a 100 hearts.
Response: I'm glad you like everything! It was fun to put together and as for the coco - I have a cup most every night topped with whipped cream YUM! If you want a bit of decadence put a shot of peppermint schnapps double yum-
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card - you get a star for being the only one of my partners not to send me a cat card (don't get me wrong, I love cats, and even sent cat cards myself, but seeing some cougars made a refreshing change!)
Comment: the Alcatraz postcard came with no swap written on it... so i assume it's this one! if i'm mistaken, please let me know! thank you for the awesome card! i've actually been there too. in the fog. it's very creepy!
Comment: Thanks so much for re-sending and for the extra cards and bits! I just LOVE "A different kind of Jaws"--it's my fave card that you made! And all the extras--sweetie, you didn't have to do that! But thank you! blessings, Gypsy
Comment: Love the coffee mug!!Since it says chocolate all over it I think I'll use this for my winter cocoa. And thanks for the extra homemade cocoa!! In fact it is cold and rainy here and I think i'll go use it! Thanks so much love and peace Mary
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I've always wanted to go to Yosemite so it was great to get the card. I was interested to read more about John Muir so I went on to wikipedia and it turns out he was born in Scotland. Really interesting story about his ideas about the environment - a very forward thinking man... Thank you. :)
Comment: I received my Goddess package today and what a treat! I especially LOVE the Isis Shrine and your Maiden, Mother, Crone print . . they are on my alter as we speak. Also too the other items were right on target - THANK YOU!!! Lady T
Response: The shrine was why I was a bit late sending. I just kept tweaking it until it felt right :-) I am sooo glad you like everything! Huggles
Comment: Kerre, Thank you for the wonderful package! It was like getting a Christmas gift! I love the Milano cookies (one of my favorites!) and so far my favorite of the great tea selection has been the Vanilla Chai. I am in love with your homemade hot chocolate mix.....perhaps you would be so kind as to share your recipe? Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the hand made postcard. I will take your secret to the grave :-)
Having a sister myself, I can identify with your secret very well. Except my sister is a twin. It makes the rivalry much worse :-)
Response: I have sent this out twice. The first in July. The second time at the end of August. I will make it a third time and have into the mail before the end of September. I'll post a photo on Flickr and give you the tracking number when it does go out.
10/8/08 HURRAY!!!! She arrived! Glad you like her.
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC's they were absolutely wonderful. I also have a postcard
of Sharbat Gula (the afghan girl) her eyes are
so beautiful. And also the ATC of Antonia
Banderas very nice. Before I read his name I
was thinking he looks so much like Banderas.
it has to be him and when I read it I was YAY
I was right. Thank you again. Also Thank you for the extras. Take Care.
Comment: Awesome ATC, Kerre! Love the idea of using the name of the font... I didn't even think of that! ;) The title is perfect! LOL Loved it....And I love the little extras... did you create them? They are really cool!
Comment: ManxKity - years ago as a girl my daddy and " adopted" two beavers who were released back into the wilds of Pennsylvainia. So how cool is it that you sent a beaver postcard!!! Thanks. I truly Loved it.
Response: I'm so glad. I walk down the street to the bridge and watch them at dusk. We have new little ones as well as last years pups playing. Thanks for the heart and 5!!
Comment: Yay, learning new things! Your wikipedia fact seems at first to be totally random (as it should!), but I have no doubt in my mind that, now I've learned about Akihabara, it will start to crop up all over the place.... Thanks!
Response: It was mentioned in an anime I was watching then it kept turning up in news articles and such so I had to wiki it ya know? LOL! Thnaks for the rating the heart and the hostessing!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package! I got home from several weeks of travel today and was absolutely delighted when I opened the package you sent. The little peacock ornaments are adorable. I especially love the white peacock!!! And the peacock quilting fabrics!! OMG! I love them!! I haven't seen either one before! Thank you so very much. :)
Response: I'm glad you liked everything. After I sent the box I kept seeing things that had me going - Oh I should add that....LOL Welcome home!
Thanks for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: autumn Skye arrived today finally! She is really beautiful! Thanks for the ribbon. I love her face and her long hair is beautiful too. Very creative doll. Worth the wait. Thanks so much=) HUGS
Response: whew! I was on pins and needles! I figured if I posted her face she couldn't disappear :-) I am so glad you like her. She is totally different from the first one I made If she ever does show up let em know :-) Thanks so much for your patience and the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thanks for the cool city scenes =)
I like the beaver postcard too!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you like the little views of my city. I got the 'motto' from the website. I really wanted to use the beaver motto but that's not really our city motto lol
Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: loved the duct tape cards--there were actually 2 kids made duct tape prom outfits in our town last year--must be the current "in" thing! Duct tape is amazing--my girl scout troop made flowers for mothers day this spring.
thanks for the nice extras--they will be put to good use!
Response: I had no idea! i just went searching for a cool quote or 2 and whoa - Duct tape prom dresses!
Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the nifty postcards. I like old mansions! We had some of your California smoke way up here (I think we do every year now). It's just amazing how far things travel!
Comment: Awesome! Thanks so much for the quilt books and patterns! They are purrrfect :) I really liked the card too! Did you make that? Very neat. Oh and my cat found your package right away, she started digging into it to get at her cat nip toys!
Response: wow that was super fast!!! I mailed them Saturday morning. I'm glad you like the substitutes :-) Still no access to sis's car *Sigh* Yes, the card is one of my paintings. Thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you Kerre - it's good to be reminded about sunshine when we have so much rain at the moment!
Response: LOL and all we have is the sunshine right now. what we wouldn't give for some rain! California is the Golden State because of the color of the hills not the gold fields :-) Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I love cats and dogs - we have two of each. Three are shelter rescues, one came from some folks who were looking for a new home for their beagle because they didn't have enough time for him.
Response: Sometimes I just don't understand people. Don't have time? sheesh. But thats my peeve. You are fantastic for taking in rescues. All of mine are and they are just the best! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Wish I could give you one back!
Comment: Hello Kerre,
Thank you for the recipe you sent me for the "C Recipe Postcard" Swap. I love cucumbers and so this salad speaks to my taste buds. I look forward to adding your recipe to my personal postcard collection and more specifically to the Alphabet Recipe Postcard collection I am starting to build--starting with A. I like how you made the recipe card the postcard. I am sure we may cross paths again as this swap continues to Z. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!
Response: If you like, I will send you the "D" recipe too. Cacik (JaJuk). Its a Turkish appetizer served cold...cucumbers, mint, yogurt and red pepper YUM! -pm me to let me know.
Comment: Thank you so much for the perple goodies and extras. It was fun to take out of the package an item after an item, and the are so lovely...the napkins are going to be in use this evening. The textile hot pot holder (you know what I mean...) were designed for me!!!!!!! Thank you very much.
Comment: thanks for the frisco card....-what is a "latch key kid"?
Response: Latchkey kid or latchkey child refers to a child who returns from school to an empty home because his or her parents are away at work, or a child who is often left at home with little or no parental supervision. We lived on a suburban farm so there were lots of chores to do when we got home - feed & water the horse, milk the goats collect eggs and water the garden and such.
Comment: Oh my Goodness!!! I LOVE my bag!!! The crystal prisms are outstanding, I've never seen the square cut ones before. They are going in the window of my new sewing room immediately as will the other pretty ones:) I can't believe all the great glass beads and ephemera and glitter sticks you packed into my bag. The mini notebook is perfect, it's almost too pretty to use. The thought, effort, and time put into my package is overwhelming. Thank you so much for making this for me:) I love everything and it was so exciting to open and go through!!! Yeah for me!!!
Response: I am glad you like everything. I had great fun putting it together to suit you. I found the square prisms at an antique street fair - bought all the gal had so I had enough to share Thanks for the heart and the rating!!
Response: You are most welcome. I'm just waiting for my brothers wife to ask for it now :-). I came up with it when I was about 14 or 15 and bro was 10 or 11.Let me know how you like it -- Thanks so much for the rating.
Comment: Great recipe, and nice story with it, thanks Anna
Response: You are most welcome. I'm just waiting for his wife to ask for it now :-). I came up with it when I was about 14 or 15 and bro was 10 or 11.Let me know how you like it -- Thanks so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Ouch! That sounds like a hot trip! I spent 3 hrs in the back of a pick-up driving back from Ensenada to San DIego after a sailboat race many years ago.
That was a hot, windy trip. I can't imagine crossing the desert like that!
Response: I hadn't thought about that trip in years. I do remember the good times too that also went along with that trip :-) Thanks for the rating
Comment: Holy Cats! You sent me an amazing and terrific package! It was like you picked something from every category of my profile. I especially loved the the Pan statue and the owl set. Thank you so much! You are an amazing swapper!
Response: You are so welcome. I had a whole lotta fun packing it up :-) I'm so happy you like it. The candle holders are my first - and last- foray into glass etching with a dremel tool LOL. I'm especially glad that everything arrived in the correct amount of pieces. Thanks so much for swapping with me!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I remember seeing a beaver walking home one day, when I lived in Whitehorse. I yelled out "Hello Beaver", I'm sure everyone around me though I was nuts. Going to check out the websites.
Response: LOL Well at just about any given time of day there are folks hanging over the bridge railing to watch and talk about and to them. So If you had done that in my town folks would have just smiled while running to see them with you. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I love the postcard! I also love the recycling aspect (any way to reduce our carbon footprint).....wish I would've thought of it! I have so many cards that I have and never used that would be so cute as postcards. I also just thought of this as I write that I could make ATC too! OMG, your postcard started me thinking of all sorts of creativity!
Response: LOL! I'm glad you like the card. It was great fun to make. I'm glad I got your creative juices flowing :-) Thanks for the rating
Comment: Wow! You had a totally different view on this than me. I like your flowers on your zentangles. And the extras were very unexpected. They will certainly come in handy on future atcs. Thanks, and keep swapping.
Response: I had no idea what I was doing! I'm glad you like them. It was fun to do.
Thanks for the heart and rating
Comment: Your card is really cool, and I think the image is a perfect illustration of the quote on the front. I feel like usually people have a hard time illustrating statements like that, which are beautiful and true but a little too often repeated to seem like they have real immediate meaning, but your card does a good job. Thank you!
Comment: oooh i am excited to use my bath sack. what is it for exactly or what does it do?
Response: LOL Get it wet and use it llikeyou would a wash cloth and soap only the soap is in the bag with oatmeal, herbs and oils. It will cleean you up and leave a very soft lingering sent on your skin :-)
Than you for the rating and the star. Keep me posted on how you like it :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards -- you did a good job of choosing some that I could learn from (as I mentioned in my profile) and a funny one, too! I liked the mystery house -- must find out about that.
Take good care,
Comment: How did you KNOW I wanted to read that book?!!! Great swap, excellent goodies!
Response: I didn't but it seemed like a book you would like after reading your profile :-) I've purchased and given away that book I don't know how many times Glad you like all the goodies. thank you for the heart and rating!
Comment: Many, many thanks for this beautiful vintage teacup and saucer. That alone would have earned the heart....I've never had an old teacup...I think it will inspire great writing... but all the wonderful extras! I have very extensive collection of books about honey, but not the one you included. Wow...quite treasure! And all those teas! Thank you!!!
Response: Oh I am soo glad you didn't have the book. I put it in and took it out of the box several times before I said 'what the heck' and sent any way ;-) glad you liked everything. Thank you for the rating and the heart ;-D
Comment: I love the beaver...It is so cool that you have them downtown...We keep an animal sighting journal for all the things we see here...He goes up on the wall of fame...and thanks for the pretty kitty you drew, how cute and original...thanks for making this fun!
Response: You are very welcome. I didn't realize how much fun post cards were until I joined Swap-Bot. Thank you for the heart and the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beaver card! I wish I could see deer, raccoon, skunk, beaver and wild turkey regularly...I live in the boon docks and I still dont see hardly any wildlife haha.
Response: Depending on who you talk to - like folks who live in SF - I also live in the boon docks :-) However I don't think so. I hear trains plain and automobiles day and night. LOL! Glad you liked the card. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: What an amazing swap! You sent so much, it was so neat learning about your town!
Response: Hurray you like it! I love my adopted home town. It looks like nothing and if you blink you'll miss it but there are lots of hidden gems if you take the time to look. Thank you very much for the rating and the heart
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the great letter and all the things you included about your town! I especially love the story about the beavers - how sweet! Your town sounds absolutely wonderful :) Thanks again for everything!
Response: You are very welcome. I love my adopted home town. I learn something knew about it all the time. Thank you very much for the heart :-)
Comment: Thank you for the great CA postcard! The Bay looks absolutely beautiful and so very inviting!! I'm so jealous! :D
Response: You are welcome. I have tell you tho' the micro climates can really get to you. At home its 80 and sunny and on the other side of the hill, 15 miles, its 55 with fog. I love the area any way :-) Thank you for the rating
Comment: Your card is exactly what I was hoping to receive when I created this swap! Something weird and fascinating that has a great story to go with it! Thanks so much.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I really had great hopes for the piece but, well thats how things work out some times. It's great that it gets a second chance a being something wonderful. Thanks for hosting the swap!
Comment: What a wonderful & extremely generous box of goodies you sent me! And a week early! Thank you so much for sharing such rare(and personal) ephemera. It's all so much fun to look at. I love everything and even had my eye on an identical pink/white mixing bowl. Many thanks! I hope your partner treats you extra special :)
Response: Oh goody it arrived safe. I was a bit worried. There are about a dozen antique shops in town so I had an excuse to walk down and shop:-) I'm glad you liked the ephemera. I have tried several of the recipes and they are good. Thanks so much for the rating
Comment: Thank you so much for resending the postcards in an envie (you REALLY didn't have to do that) and for ALL the extras! They arrived in excellent condition this time. :) The Sierra National Forest looks very pretty. Hopefully I'll get to see it in person one day.
Response: I am so sorry. My only excuse is I was still getting the hang of swapping. I am sorry and promise to do better in the future. I'll resend correctly this time
Comment: CLYDEESMOM 6/9/2008 NICE POSTCARD! WE HAVE TWO THINGS IN COMMON THAT MAKES US HAPPY. A NICE CUP OF TEA AND SWAP -BOT. THANKS. LORRAINE P.S. I JUST REALIZED THAT YOU SENT ME TWO CARDS WITH THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY. MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE DIDN'T GET ONE. LORRAINE NEVER MIND! YOU COULDN'T GET EVERYTHING ON ONE CARD.. LOL
Response: Just finished my first cuppa of the day. I'm glad you like both cards, I kept thinking of more things and like you said I ran out of room. Thank you for the rating too.
Comment: Thanks so much for the very pretty bra purse
Response: you are welcome. It's the first I've ever made and I was so happy with it I sent it off before I even got a picture of it. Now, If it really isn't your cuppa, please pass it on. I know it's kinda weird but it WAS fun to do :-)
Comment: thanks for all of the extra envelopes. i just sent my grandmother one of them with a lettter inside. what a neat idea to use old calanders.
Response: you are very welcome. I enjoyed doing them, especially as they were a recycle craft. I'm always looking for new ideas to use old things. I gave a bunch out at Yule and I got everyones 2007 calendars 3 weeks later :-)
Comment: thank you ... thank you ... thank you... can I tell you one more thank you?? :) I absolute adore the way you made the enevelopes for me and so many!!! I wish I could give you a docen of hearts more ^_^ THANK YOU!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you like them. I went on a envelope making kick this past winter using old calendars and I have gobs and I wanted to share. You are very welcome!
Comment: Wow! was that ever fast. Thank you for the many wonderful envies. I love flowers and will enjoy using these. You sent so many, and I would love to share them with others, if I credit you, might I send one or two of them on to my European partners? Let me know, whatever you decide I will honor.
Response: Of course-Please share! I went on an envelope making kick this past winter with old calendar pages so I have lots in different sizes and shapes. They are fun!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome potholders and the extras! I really like the stones!
Response: Hurray it arrived! I was beginning to worry... I'm glad you like everything. I had fun making the potholders - not too bad for a first time doing a charted pattern :-) As for the stones. I'm always picking them up and passing them on. :-) Thanks again for being my first swap partner.
Comment: 1st~ I LOVE the postcard!! I am not artistic at all like that so I love even snippets of beauty!
2nd~ I LOVE your attitude! I believe "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
Lucky you to have found happiness. :D
*Thanks for the great extra postcard! What a beautiful quote on the creation of the horse...*
Response: LOL! Glad you like it. I liked it so much I bought the t-shirt :-). Oh I'm so glad they all got there. I have had the Bedouin quote posted somewhere in my homes since I was a teenager - long time ago! Thanks you for your kind words about my art - art is what keeps me sane.
Comment: Hi Kerre
Doodle and kitties received your generous package. They LOVE everything! It was pretty cute... as I was opening the package Doodle must have been able to smell the treats cause she kept sticking her nose in it. Chicken jerky is her all time favorite so she was all over that. We haven't got through all of it but she says to tell you... yaaawwwoooo!!
Oh yeah, gave the cats the toys and they played until.. well Doodle took them away. She's not very good about sharing. :)
Thanks so much for a very fun package!!
Response: I'm so glad - Willie approved of everything and wants Doodle to know that the chicken jerk is his favorite too!