Comment: Thank you for the delightful and fantastically detailed patches. I love the way you have the minions positioned--so fun! We just recently watched Clue; you should definitely see it. I like that you went more abstract on that patch, too. It's interesting to see everyone's different interpretations of the films. I'm loving this swap series, and look forward to swapping with you again soon. ♥ oh! Thanks also for the threads, I didn't have either of those pretty colors. :)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating. I apologize for not responding sooner. I'm glad you liked the patches!
Comment: Omg I had so much fun reading your email, I totally vide with it not gonna lie😂 I'm also a big fan of ATEEZ! Omg ChoiSan man!!!!! 😍 Any ways thanks so much for being part of my swap!!!! I'm a bit behind in music so I appreciate all the music video links😉
Comment: OMG!!!!!!!!! What an amazingly wonderful needle book! I absolutely love it. Thank you for making me an AIW theme. I am going to use it for my specialty needles. I wish there were more hearts to give. Aloha
Response: Oh Yay!!! I'm so happy you liked the needle book. I've had that scrap of purple fabric for years. It was waiting for you! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: I love my cookies! Thank you for sending 2. I hung them from a cabinet in the kitchen so I can admire them every time I walk into the kitchen. And I like how you wrapped them. It was like having Christmas early.
Response: Yay!! I was hoping they turned out ok. thank you for the rating!
Comment: I love the letter you gave me! The list and the letter are both so pretty! And I was also so happy to see an NCT song on there. Baby don’t stop is probably my favourite NCT U song I remember when it first came out~ I had a lot of fun looking into the other songs as well!!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked the list. Baby don't stop is on my rotation so much. I'm pretty sure spotify is like "woman listen to something else!'
Comment: Hello and thank you for the nice letter! I love your playlist! I’m pretty new to K-pop too. I’ve not heard of any of these artists but I will definitely check them out! thank you for the nice photo of suga as well!!!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Ahhh! Thank you so much for the gorgeous tassels! They are so lovely and I'm choosing which scissor will get which as I type this. Thank you for participating in my swap and I look forward to more fiber/textile based swaps with you in the future!
Response: Yay! I’m glad you liked them! I really enjoyed making them for you! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: I absolutely ADORE what you stitched for me! You incorporated so many of my favorites, and did such a great job stitching them. I can't stop looking at it. I'm going to figure out how to hang it (probably from a rod) so it can be displayed. And thanks for adding lime green hearts to the envie. Thank you so much for the perfect happy mail. (And it got here really fast, too.)
Response: Holy crackers that shipped fast! I’m so glad you like it. I had a blast stitching it. Thank you for the kind rating!!
Comment: I love the greyhound postcard, thank you!! I’m so happy to see you back and I’m glad you’re doing well. I love sunflowers! I’m doing great, enjoying the sunny days and a new way of life!! Thank you for your lovely note!! xoxo
Comment: Thanks so much for having the courage to join this weird, out-of-control swap. Your ATC is great! Your ability to control the wildness of the catch threads enough to make them fit into the shape of the metal branch is impressive! I love the movement, whimsy and craftsmanship in the piece. Nice job! Thank you!
Response: Aw you are so very kind. Thank you for the encouragement!
Comment: I not only love what you made for me, I absolutely adore it! I have it hanging in my living room so I can see it easily. (I admire you for sewing it to the card stock. I was not up for that challenge.)
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked the fox. Thank you for the kind words and the rating.
Comment: SQUEAL! Such a fun and incredibly generous package! Love it -- just love it. Adore the little bag --- exactly my kind of thing! And the cards and washi are PERFECT. Thank you so much for such a lovely swap!
Response: Yay!! I’m so glad you liked the bag. I like doing these themed swaps.
Comment: WOWWWwww, Valerie, these are so great! They're so perfect for me, you are such a thoughtful person! I especially love the Weddell seal, the explorer Shackleton is one of my favorites and there are lots of stories about the seals :):):) One of my great-aunts used to raise french bulldogs and they are still prized in my family. And these beetles!!! They're so amazing! I absolutely love Hercules beetles, too. Blown away, thanks so much! :):):)
Response: I’m so happy!! I’m glad I had cards you love. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: What a wonderful postcard, and a great quote too! My favorite quote (well one of them as I have many...) is That which does not kill us makes us stronger. I've faced a lot of things in my life so far, and I'm still here and much stronger for each one.
Comment: Hi again Valerie! First off, what an incredibly fun package you sent. Two gold stars and a big shiny apple for you! Each item got squee'd over as it came out, and I had to remind my kids (once again!) that it was a package for ME and not them. I love the purple stapler, and the purple composition book, and the neon pencils and glitter crayons and everything, really. The colorful pencil pouch is perfect and will be used to carry around the gel pens for my bullet journal. And second, thank you for joining my swap. I hope you had as much fun with it as I did, but judging by what you sent, I suspect you did. Thank you again and best wishes for a great school year!
Comment: Sorry for the late rate, but it was AWESOME. You really outdid yourself! I love the little baskets. I'm cracking up that you made my fave captain :) Hubs stole the tissue holder (claiming it would help his allergies - right) and son is taking my tribble! You deserve all of the stars in the Delta quadrant! Thank you so much!
Comment: Shiver is so cute! And soooooo soft! I tried, but I was unable to keep him. When my 9 year old gives me her sad, pleading, "please take pity on your middle child" eyes, I'm pretty helpless. I did insist on keeping the Star Trek craft holder though (after insisting to same child that it is not, in fact, a hat). I'm keeping my bobbins, pincushion, sewing scissors and sizing spray in there. Very handy. Thank you so much!
Comment: Wish I could give more hearts. I love everything in this swap. So perfect. I can't wait to try out the pattern and show off the bag to everyone! The cross stirch is headed to work to decorate my cubicle. Thank you for such a fabulous swap!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything. Thank you for the rating!!
Comment: Thank you thank you thank you thank you! I love EVERYTHING! I've used trading cards for ATCs as well, but I also put my favorites up on the side of my craft room shelves. The Mad Libs look like fun. SW notepad will TOTALLY get used. OMG the Obi-Wan comic! And I can't wait to check out that tumblr rec. Plus squishy R2D2 and this MAGNIFICENT pillow! I have a shirt with this artist's work on it (different fandom). But this pillow came out SO BEAUTIFULLY! I can't stop hugging it. I'm totally putting it in my library with my tauntaun sleeping bag. Perfect! It's so wonderful. The whole bag is. Thank you for, again, making me feel so incredibly special!
Response: Yay!!! I had so much fun making this swap. I am making myself the same pillow! Thank you for the heart and the sweet words!
Comment: Crazy postal delays due to holidays and snow, but it's here and MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so spoiled. WASH! *hugs* Charms for my friend. Beautiful magnets for my dad. Postcards and cards (I'm framing that TARDIS card; gorgeous!) and stickers and Star Wars washi tape (I didn't even know that existed!) And a gorgeous spiral-bound journal (spiral-bound is my new favorite). And the ornament... well, the gun and salt fell off, but I can stick those back on. I'm going to have to hang it up by my desk now to enjoy it until Christmas. I adore it. Team Free Will!!!!!!! THANK YOU for making me feel so special! This is stupendous!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything!! Yay! This was really fun to put together. Drat on the charms.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card. It really is beautiful! We've been in the 70's here so I'm not sure when we'll get snow! And my favorite winter bird is also the Junco...which we call snow birds!
Comment: Val, the cross stich of the little owls and moon is so sweet....Iove it! Thank you ever so much for the Thread Heaven; I've never tried it, but struggle with tangling when I stitch, so this is a welcome treat! Thanks a million!
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS!!!! What an amazing, wonderful package! Thank you so much!! Every item is so awesome and I love it all so much! The little monster post its!!!! And I bought those playing cards for a friend and was so sad cause I didn't get myself a set too!! YEAH!!!!! Seriously you found and made some super great stuff and I love it all! Thanks again.
Comment: I am standing. I am clapping. I am giving this awesome swap a standing ovation! Thank you for putting together such a fun and thoughtful swap. I love love love everything. The 221B Baker Street matchbox is amazing :) The casebook is going right into my purse! And I even get a book! Just so awesome!
Response: Yay!!! I am so glad you liked everything and that the matchbox survived the mail. :)
Comment: I stopped by my PO Box and look what I found! Oh my goodness, you outdid yourself with this package. I've been wanting to read Kenobi for years now; so fantastic to have my own copy. Action figure, stuffies,, keychain--it was all outstanding. I absolutely LOVE the lightsaber sampler though!!! Thank you for sending me something so special! EDIT: Oh! I forgot about the necklace! How clever and wonderful! I can't wait to wear it!
Response: Yay!!! I am so glad you liked everything and that you didn't have the book. It is one of my favorites. I had fun designing the cross stitch. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Great card Val! My favorite companion is Rory, although I catch some slack for him not being a real companion. I say he was. Look at Demon's Run! And, if you think about it, he was really the ONLY companion for a while. *spoilers!*. Also, just an FYI, you only need a $0.34 stamp for postcards to Hawaii. :-). Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the tip. I think the grocery store clerk was a bit confused but I went ahead and just got the stamp to be safe! Hawaii is clearly not another country! :)
Comment: Love, love, love the garland! My favorite colors and the inside prints are just perfect. Did you make the magnet? Its sweet and immediately found a home on my file cabinet. Thank you so much ♥
Response: You are very sweet! I am glad you liked it. And yes I do pottery classes.
Comment: WOW!! What a bag/box!! So many AMAZING treasures. The handmade items ROCK! My son begged for the plastic bead Mal coaster and daughter sneaked away with the earrings :-) Printing on fabric looks cool. I love the large mug rug. Hubby put up the calendar. Deciding where to us the iron-ons and decals will be fun. The pottery firefly is wonderful, I hope you made a few and keep one. and more, and more!! It is just the Shiny-est swap I have ever received, THANKS!!!!
Comment: I've always wondered about the Legacy SW series. Great to read such a detailed review of it from you, especially as you read so many graphic novels! What a great job to have! :-) Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.
Comment: !!!!!!!!! This is amazing, this is great. The cross stitch is adorable and perfect. I am thrilled with it, you rock. Also yessss, I needed a new lanyard for my keys. Awesome. I love it all (and my mystery bobblehead was Nebula -- rock on!)
Comment: My goodness! Thank you so much for the great tea. I will try them this weekend camping in the cold lol! No snow here yet and a no for being finished shopping and decorating. I do have most of my shopping done and will finish next week. You are very kind! Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thanks for the sweet Christmas card and the 3 raptor postcards. BoPs are so cool! I love Great Grey Owls and hope to see one in the wild someday. They are magnificent. Peregrines are beautiful but the ones I've worked with were kind of dumb :) I prefer the personality of owls. Have yourself a Merry little Christmas and a Happy New Year! <3<3<3
Comment: AMAZING! I have a *lot* of Harry Potter merch, but you managed to fill a bag completely with things I didn't have! How did you know? I love it all SO MUCH! But I especially love the notepad (I can't wait to use it) and the necklace. The necklace like the one I'd favorited is so fantastic! You did a wonderful job with it. I can't wait to wear it. Thank you for making me feel so special!
Response: Thank you for the heart #100. I am so glad you liked everything. I tried to find things that you might not have. I am so glad you liked the necklace. I was excited to see it on your favorites list because I had all the parts. I am making a friend the same thing. Glad it worked out! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter to your library... Love the photos and maps. And the bookmarks are awesome! My library is probably only a 1/4 of the size of yours! It would be awesome to visit a library like yours. :-)
Response: I am lucky to work in such a great library. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful pc of the great horned owl and the friendly chat about your budgies! I have a male and a female budgie but hesitate to put them together in case they mate. Do you have a brooding pair ? Best wishes, Janet
Response: I keep my little girl bird by herself. She has a fab cage full of toys. The boys would pester her too much! She is content on her own. Plus she laid 36 eggs last year! Two of the boys are best buds and do everything together. The other is my buddy.
Comment: What a great board! I love that you chose a fun theme for yours. Definitely some neat versions I hadn't seen in my searches. I love steampunk, and you included some great pins. I'm definitely following your board :-)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I think I might do some steampunk for halloween!
Comment: I've been out of town the last week for spring break and came home to your absolutely amazing package! Holy Benedict, girlfriend!!!! I love this package so much. I love it all. I can't wait for season 4 either! Have a wonderful evening and remember I don't shave for sherlock!!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything. I had so much fun putting it together. I so want to do a Sherlock themed baggie someday.
Comment: I ABSOLUTELY LOVEDâ™¥ this swap --- It was fun to create things for it .....THANKS FOR BEING A GREAT HOST and a fabulous PARTNER â™¥â™¥â™¥
I love all that you sent ---Did you take a pic (you could share in the group forum)? I think I will wear the necklace and earrings at my next craft fair which I sell pouches and purses...I love the stamps and washi tape and fabric and all the fun items you found ---You really spoiled me ___THANK YOU!!!!
Response: You are so fun to shop for. I wish I had taken a picture. Thanks for the rating!!
Comment: WOW!!! This was an awesome swapâ™¥â™¥â™¥
You deserve many hearts! I love the cross stitch(for my craft room!) and the grey fox magnet and the adorable felt fox broach!! I also love the cards and stamps and erasers and puzzle.....you found and made so many great things....Thank you for being an awesome partner
Response: Thanks for the rating! I love sending to you. This was a fun swap. I saw the cross stitch on your pinterest board.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the recommendations. I only haven't heard of the Wecker, I'll look it up. I have read The Eye of Minds and I absolutely LOVED it. Can't wait for the next. I really wanna read the WH13, I just haven't come across it yet.
Response: Ha!!! Glad I recommended something you liked. I quizzed a few of my fellow librarians based off your profile. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: This was wonderful-such much seuss goodness-especially like the tote bag and have already carried some swaps to the post office with it and carried home some groceries-thank you much for sharing
Comment: Such really cool stuff! I'm drinking the Scottish Breakfast tea right now, and have made up my mind that I need to get some more of it, for me and my mom! I'd never heard of it, but it never occurred to me why not! I've loved English and Irish Breakfast teas for years! I also love all the other stuff you sent, and the Peter Pan bookmark is lovely! Thanks for everything!
Response: Whew!!! So glad it made it. With the weather being so crazy all over I was worried. I love the Scottish Breakfast tea. Very good. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: All I have to say is WOW my jaw was open the whole time I was opening this package. Thank u for being so patient.. U already know my new journey and congratulations on urs. But I love love love lucky stars and the garland wow super cute. And the polymer clay stars omg I almost fainted at how cute that was. Every LITTLe thing I gave me. Thank u sooo much love u for this
Response: I am so happy that I made your day. That was a really fun swap to put together!!
Comment: Hello Valerie, thank you for your oh so lovely postcard, it's indeed a pretty romantic image :) To answer your question: I don't really have one favorite author, but I do love Elizabeth Gilbert's book a lot, I discovered her work this year. Wishing you all the best, Aline
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: What a fabulous swap package! I love, love, love the bag and the owl you made. The pretty beads, glitter and stickers will come in handy for all my crafting. The notes are too cute. The trims are so beautiful, especially the sequined lace. Thank you so very much. â™¥
Response: Glad you liked this. I had a blast putting this together. I almost kept the little owl. He sure is a cutie!
Comment: What a beautiful kestrel card! I use to know a kestrel too. He lived at the Nature Center I use to volunteer at and I got to feed him every day. He was injured and blind in one eye, and thus not very friendly or trusting. He couldn't be kept out with the public because he was so feisty. But I felt bad for him and gave him all the love he would let me. Owls are my favorite favorite bird though, sort of my spirit animal, and I'm very fond of ravens as well. Thank you!
Response: Aw!!! That is so sweet. My favorite was a fat little screech owl. He only had one wing and would sometimes let me scratch his head. I know that my animal has to be a bird too. Thanks so much for the rating and heart!
Comment: I love the old-fashioned Halloween cards - thank you! :o) I'm a fan of the original Star Trek also, as well as Jane Austen, and stories of King Arthur. I even tackled Le Mort d'Arthur when I was younger. Keep talking to those critters! ;oP
Response: The original series is quite fun. I am glad you liked the card. Best wishes and thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Valerie, Thanks for this beautiful PC, stickers and nice note! I think she is reading something devastatingly romantic! My Nephew lives in Arnold, MO and that was one of the states that I stopped to visit. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Great answer! I am so glad you liked the card. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the great Sierra Nevada card. Wait a minute--did you add the sparkles, or does it just come that way? I'm a fan of the darker beers too. We just finished with some Sam Adams Octoberfest, which I'm thinking of as a transitional beer before the porters and stouts.
Response: Totally added the sparkles! I usually go for Sam Adams but this looked appealing. Happy Fall and thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: This was a really nice owl package! I loved your needlepoint owl bookmark, and the owl ornament was so cute! I will put it on the tree this year. I also loved the owl charms! I can never get enough owl charms because so many people love owl jewelry. And the ribbon is beautiful, so colorful! Also, I totally love the stamp! I actually needed another Hallowe'en theme stamp for card making and this one is perfect for me. Also, the cards are adorable! Thanks for everything!
Response: I am so thankful that it arrived safely. Thank you for your kind words and the rating. I am very glad you liked everything!
Comment: What a wonderful group of stones! The blue calcite broke into pieces though. I have been drawn to the blue calcite lately. It has interesting properties. I love blood stone and red Jasper... I have been looking for a nice piece of jasper. They are beautiful! Thanks so much. I didn't have any yellow calcite.
Response: Yikes!! So sorry. My stones came broken as well. What are they doing to our packages?! :) I am glad you enjoy them and thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: LOVE this card! I'm a huge fan of Eric Carle and i have yet to add a postcard of his to my collection :) Thank you so much lots of love xx
Response: Yay!! Did I send the dragon card?? I have a stack of various Eric Carle so maybe we will swap again and I can send a new one. If you are looking for a particular illustration let me know and I will see what I can find. Thanks for the rating!!
Comment: SUCH a pretty card, and YES KARL URBAN he's the greatestttttt :D
Response: Thanks a bunch!! I was hoping it made it there intact. I found a really worn out graphic novel at a Library sale and used it to make all sorts of fun stuff! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the pc. Have never heard of water color crayons. I thought this swap was for traditional old school waxy type crayons. That is why I joined this swap. After reading the swap requirements I was excited to dig out a box of old fashioned crayons and color. I was confused when I got your paint looking pc. It is pretty and vibrant in color but doesn't remind me of crayon coloring. I'm glad you explained on the pc that you used water color crayons and rain to paint. Interesting technique.
Response: I am so sorry that this was a disappointment. I will resend an actual colored crayon card if you like. Thanks for being generous with your rating.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I love how it isn't the most traditional Little Mermaid! I love HC Andersen so it's hard to choose my favorite story of his :O but I'm going to say The Wild Swans, have you read it?
Response: The wild swans is a wonderful story. I have a card that you might like by the same artist. It is of the Wild Swans. It's very gothic and wonderful! I can send it in an Envelope if you like!
Comment: Hi Valery, Thanks for all the mustaches, great card! They do that Movember thing here too... I thought it had something to do with hockey... Actually I'd rather see a full mustache that that five o'clock shadow look!
Comment: You Really spoiled ME!!!! I really love what you sent! You are so creative! I think the Superhero craft stick Puppets and the feet/finger puppets are the best - the kids will love them !! The paper masks, stickers, crayons and ribbon will all be used :) THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!
Response: So glad you liked the puppets! They were so much fun to make. I am working on a set to use at work. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh, I SO wish I could give you more hearts! The mustache'd and top hat'd praying mantis was incredibly awesome! I love praying mantises. I had one that lived in my garden a few years ago...I named him Jesus (because he always looked like he was praying!) LOL the memory makes me smile and so did this postcard! Thank you a million times over!
Response: Yay! So glad you liked him! If I find another card I will send it to you. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Valerie!
Thank you so much for your lovely card! I totally adore Eric Carle, it's one of my favorite Authors and Illustrators. I have this HUGE book of the very hungry Caterpillar, with a little caterpillar to put through the holes!!!
Here in Holland we have Fiep Westendorp, I adore her drawings! Take a look at http://www.fiepwestendorpwebshop.nl/Schrijfwarenansichtkaarten Here you can see some of her Illustrations! If you send me a pm with your address I will send you a card!
Response: Sacha- thanks for the link! I adore the illustrations. Thanks for the heart too!
Comment: Hello Valerie, my almost next door neighbor!!
Thank you for taking the time to see me postcards from other places..I am so tired of the selection that WM has..the person that put them in the trays has no imagination!!!!!!! Since we have the same zip, I must look up the street address and see just how close we are!!! I am a transplant from Orlando and still do not know all the streets around here!!!!!
Response: Walmart cards are the worst. Try CVS they have a few more. The Nature center also has some cute critter cards. Thanks for the heart. I just couldn't bear to send Springfield cards!