Comment: It was so fun to come home from vacation today and find your fun note in my mail! It is funny you picked the "organizing" subject from my profile because in the car on the road today, I decided I am going to post a RAK/game in the PFs for messy craft spaces!! Sorry you won't be visiting this way soon, but hope you have a great summer, too! Hugs!
Comment: Hi Terry! Love the vintage pc - it was very vintage but lovely! Your Mom's pie sounds amazing and with ice cream, my lips are smacking at the thought! Yum! I think those are pompoms on her, but who knows?? LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Really enjoyed your strawberry note. :) My husband and I just finished sharing a bowl of strawberries. What timing! My grandma grew strawberries when I was little and I still remember picking them with her and watching her chop them and put them in bowls of sugar for strawberry shortcake. Yum!
Comment: YAY! So happy to find you in my mailbox. I love the PC and I love your list of blue things that you saw while writing the postcard to me. :) I also love the blue washi tape you used. ♥ Thanks for being fantastic.
Comment: Thank you, Terry, for the very sparkly postcard! Being part raccoon, I love all the glittery bits of card you used, especially the ice skate piece :) This was a very fun idea and swap! Happy Arting and swapping, Penelope
Comment: Dearest Terry, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your article and letter! I love them!!! ♥ It may be weird but I like how neat your letter is and the font is so pretty, and can I add how gorgeous and unique your handwriting is?!?! :D Your christmas celebration sound so massive and awesome, having 4 generations! It's funny to hear about your mum's turkey dressing ! Well, she can try making a newer but improved recipe again!? Haha. The most exciting thing to me is the part where you guys receive pjs for christmas! (May I mention that it's handmade and handmade stuffs make things cooler!) That sounds really fun and I am so tempted to try that idea out! I agree that family is the best so I spent my christmas with my family as well! ♥ Hope you had a splendid christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loved ones! ♥
Response: Thank you for the rating and Happy New Year! (";)
Comment: What a great PC for this swap! Thanks for sharing your experiences with cooking. . . I'm pretty much the opposite. My mom was an excellent cook but wouldn't allow anyone in the kitchen with her nor did she teach me anything about cooking so I was at a loss when I struck out on my own. I never enjoyed cooking which may be why I enjoy watching others --- they can do so much more than I can. . . but I am NOT as bad as those on America's Worst Cooks --- those people really have no clue! Thanks for the great PC and have a wonderful holiday season ~~
Response: It was my pleasure - thanks for the rating and Merry Christmas! (";)
Comment: Thanks for the card and your troubles to send sans glitter. I realize that glitter and Christmas cards are fairly synonymous, so I know what I'm getting into when I join, and I do appreciate your effort. Merry Christmas!
Response: You are very welcome - thanks for the rating! (";)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful winter woods Christmas ornament. I love the ghostly trees, great effect. And the cardinal is perfect! It will be a sweet reminder of you each Christmas season. :) <3
Response: I had fun making it for you - thanks for the kind comments and rating. (";)
Comment: What a cute card Terry! You made me giggle with your concept change as well as the quotes on the front and back of the card. One of my former teachers told me, "Don't pray for patience. You will be tried." -Sr. Patricia ;)
Response: Sr. Patricia was right (I was taught by nuns too). You're very welcome and thanks for the rating, Sher! ("')
Comment: Great PC for this swap - she looks so elegant in her lovely gown --- I wonder what color it was. I'm not one to listen to jazz but have gone to some jazz clubs in my younger days with friends and always enjoyed it. Thanks again for the great PC and hope to see you again at the mailbox. . . yours or mine in future swaps.
Response: In my mind, I think of her gown as ice blue. (";) Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for this recipe. This sounds like a yummy decadent desert. Thanks also for letting us know about the jelly-but I think we have a similar product here so I'll have a go at making this at Christmas-my nieces and nephews will be on a sugar high!
Response: My pleasure - enjoy! Thanks for the rating. (";)
Comment: Your minibook arrived today and is beautiful. So is your stunning envelope. Thank you. pat
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the rating. (";) ***Update Oct. 28**: Pat also received the second minibook I made and sent when it appeared that the first one had gone astray in the mail. It hadn't - it just took the long, leisurely way to her house.
Comment: Loved the PC (although I personally loved the original as well)...very interesting fact about Halloween though. And you are more than welcome to come hand out candy to all the little goblins with us if you would like to. :)
Response: Do post some Halloween pics of the wee ones this year! Thanks for the rating, dearie G. (";)
Comment: So sorry I overlooked this - I liked it so much I have it hanging in my craft room. I must have pulled it from the "log in and rate" pile somehow because I was so excited to put it upstairs. Very sorry for not thinking it came in. Love it - and will cherish it!
Response: Yay - it made it! Thanks for the rating. (";)
Comment: great creativity and talent in the design of this atc...wonderful card...I so appreciate the note detailing your process...by the way love that poem it is a favorite of mine..and that line I think is very true..thanks so much for the swap and the atc.
Response: It was my pleasure to make it for you! Thanks for the rating. (";)
Comment: Hello Terry, thank you for sending me the iconic postcard view of Florida, Tropical Palm. This interests me, the older classic views of postcards of Florida. "Blue" being your favorite color, the closest place to find "Blue" here in FL is the big blue sky & the blue water of the local lakes. Its hard to feel "Blue" here where the sun shines bright, sight of palm trees, driving to a lake is a quick trip. Sometimes I take the longer route to my local post office to drive by the lake, to see the dragonflies zip by, the hanging moss in the trees. Happy September to you!
Response: Florida is beautiful, isn't it? Thanks for the rating. (";)
Comment: Now I know! I've seen this PC before and wondered what those things in front might be and now you've explained it to me --- thank you so much :-) In looking at this PC I am certain that is what they are. . . they couldn't be anything else!
Comment: Terry, you are so kind to send me a postcard showing winter in Ottawa, Canada. Yes, you help me feel "cool thoughts" as the temperature rises today. Yesterday, I went to post office to mail out swaps - "whosh" rain down fall, however, when I went to grocery store - no rain! That's summer in Florida!
Response: I cannot imagine summer in Florida! Thanks for the rating and stay cool, dear K! (";)
Comment: Thank you for the sweet bee ATC. Isn't masking fun? You can get so many cool layers and depth that way. I really like the beautiful turquoise you used. And thanks for the funny insect cartoons. 😀 It was a pleasure swapping with you. <3
Response: I have just started playing with masking, and it is fun! Thanks for the rating! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: I LOVE HOTDOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hubby bought a rotisserie but the only thing I let him cook on it are hot dogs. They taste like the old fashioned old that you used to get at a circus or something. In fact that's what we had for supper last night. :) So thanks for the yummo PC! ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: Another very important thing we have in common! lol Thanks for the rating, dearie G. (";)
Comment: Boy was I lucky to get you for my partner!! Thank you so very much for the fantastic PCs. . .every single one of them. I also love your envie. . . do you have a template or what? Thanks again Terry for the fantastic PCs ~~
Response: You are very welcome T! I use a number of different envie templates I find online. I can't remember the one I sent your PCs in, but it might have been one made by @spotteddogs - I have several from her and she has a super-duper die cutting machine to make them - they look so professional. Thanks for the rating and comments. (";)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Matryoshka card. This is the first time I am seeing one in pink and I love it. I also love the backing that you used on the card. Please tell me where you purchased this item as I would love to buy some too!
Comment: The kokeshi envie is one of my favorite envies that I have received. So cute. I hope you had a nice trip. I ended up looking at the Magnetic hill on youtube. That looks fun to try! Hope I get to take a trip to the coast again soon. :) Thanks again Terry.
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the rating! (";)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty pc of a yellow bird. I read and re-read yr profile for "liar hints" but only found you didn't mind spider brooches. So it came down to a guess between arctic visits or jetliner explosion! I'm thinking the lie is the latter, the jet explosion.
Thank you for this swap. It was fun!
Response: The lie is: "I am afraid of spiders". I witnessed a jetliner explode in Toronto while working on the tarmac as a Customs Officer in the early 1970s. Glad you enjoyed this swap and thanks for the rating! (";)
Comment: Hi Terry!! WOW! Now that is a nature memory!! What an amazing adventure! I love the picture you sent! I can see the airplane wing!! I can just imagine you snowmobiling around!! the envelope you made is so neat, with the words showing! I have never really mastered home made envelopes! Thank you for such a neat swap! I also love the puffins on the note card. They are such funny birds and make me smile!!
Response: Always a pleasure to send to you, Shannon! Thank you for the rating and comments. Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Hi Terry and thanks for the lovely ATC envelopes which are all lovely although I do have a favourite.. the little elf with the envelopes is just the cutest thing! Thanks so much for the Ketto cat stamp, you can be sure that I will be using it soon. Thanks again for a lovely swap :o)
Response: It was my pleasure - thanks for the rating. Hope you had a great holiday! (";)
Comment: What a creative blackout poetry card! I my favorite colors too! Thanks so much! I too am trying to read as many books as I can get my hands on, before my vision goes. I love living out here. Don't need a tv. I have all outdoors. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are very welcome - thanks for the rating! (";)
Comment: Love the envelope, Terry! What a cute little red ridinghood! I can just see a big, nasty mean wolf following her! And all the lightly cancelled stamps, nice! Thank you so much for this sweet swap! Good luck with your summer plans! (I don't even own a dress anymore!)
Response: You are very welcome, Arabella! Thanks for the rating (and the good luck that I really need lol). (";)
Comment: Great PC and great quote! I love trees, even those that are dead . . . I don't think I've ever seen one that I couldn't find beauty in. Thanks for the great PC and the quote. . . happy swapping ~~
Response: I love trees too! Thanks for the rating. (";)
Comment: The name "Sperm Whale" never seemed fitting for such a huge animal to me LOL. Thanks for a great PC. And thanks for the hugs to everyone. :)
Response: I never thought of it that way! lol *** From Wiki: "Spermaceti (from Greek sperma, seed, and Latin cetus, whale) is a wax that is most often found in the head cavities of the sperm whale (small quantities of spermaceti can be found in the oils of other whales). Spermaceti is created in the spermaceti organ inside the whale's head." Huh! *** Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: I love the wolf postcard! I enjoy bubble baths too! Sadly, when we remodeled the bathroom, we put in a corner shower. It's a tiny bathroom, so we thought it'd give us more space for storage. I'd rather have the tub!
Response: My sister used to bathe her kids in the bottom of their corner shower - but I am afraid 2" of water wouldn't make for much of a bubble bath, would it? lol Thanks for the rating. (";)-
Comment: Thank you for the card which I just found in my mail pile - I must have missed it last week, so sorry for the slightly late rating. Can you believe that the paintchip you sent is EXACTLY the same colour as the one I had chose for my external windowsills and lintels and had painted just last week! Great quote - it even made my grumpy teenager laugh.
Response: That is too funny! Glad you liked it and thanks for the rating! (";)
Comment: Hi Terry!! I got this beautiful card a few days ago! I should have responded quicker than this but being a newbie, I got a little confused and confused swaps (okay THAT was confusing!) Anyway, I had to laugh, I sometimes feel the exact same way about the things that I create - that is looks like a young child did it - but I have to disagree with you on yours - the colors took my breathe away and the quote as well! Thank you SO much!
Response: I am so happy you like it Tracie - it was fun to make for you. Thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has a set of wonky envelopes alongside the pile of good ones! Thank you for the beautifully made envelopes (the big ones and the little ones) and the great postcard! Yes it's spring here -- blossom, nesting birds and sunshine!
Response: It was my pleasure, B! So glad to hear you are having spring now. Thanks for the rating. (";)
Comment: Thanks for the great birdie-shaped envie!!! We are having a week of winter with 5-8 inches of snow, high winds and seas and temps in the 20's. I was worried that this would happen after the mild winter we've been having. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the rating! (";) So sorry you are having winter all over again - bah!
Comment: What a lovely PC! I really like the artwork on this PC. . . just draws me in. I love old firehouses. . . the old one in my hometown (Rapid City, SD) was turned into a restaurant and is such a great place to eat, especially if you remember it as the only firehouse in Rapid City so many, many years ago. Thanks for the great PC ~~
Response: I was so happy when I found that PC for you! Thx for the story and the rating. (";)
Comment: Thank you for the resend Terry. I'm happy it made it this time. USPS is killing me lately. Body bag, lost mail AND they scribbled in black marker on both sides of your pc. I love the seahorse but am totally miffed at our postal system. Sigh.
Response: Oh dear, Sher - how disappointing and frustrating! Maybe I should laminate my HM PCs from now on - then their marks would just wipe off. Hopefully this phase of theirs is over. Bah! (Thanks for the rating!)
Comment: Where did Joe go?!?!?!?!?.....Aliens? OMG how horrifying. You think your turtle is sleeping and it packs up and takes off...Seriously, thank you for such a lovely card and I don't blame you for not liking turtles anymore!
Response: Of course - aliens! lol You are very welcome - thx for the rating. (";).
Comment: Thanks Terry for a terrific abstract. I really like this idea and have made several more to see how the combinations come out. Fantastic rooster sticker as well. Always a pleasure swapping with you.
Response: I have gotten the bug too, Sher. They are so much fun! Thx for the rating. Hugs, T (";)
Comment: A very cute and funny card, thanks! :o) I'm with you about the looking in someone's mouth all day, I don't understand it either. I happen to love my dentist, and her assistants. Whenever I have work done we always have a great time yakking and laughing (I learned decades ago how to talk with my mouth open). On top of being a lot of fun, she's also a fantastic dentist. Still, I wonder what possessed her to enter dental school?
Response: Money? I hear a lot of them are rich. lol Thx for the rating! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Dear Terry, your resent was stamped in Canada on 14/12 and was already dropped in my box!!! So many thanks and happy holidays to you and your family!!!
Response: So the first one never showed and the second one arrived in record time - gotta love the Post Office! lol So glad you received it before the holidays were over, Kristel, and thank you for your patience. Merry Christmas! (";)
Comment: Thank you for the cool christmas card. VERY clever use of mono prints! :) I fluffed up that little tree and it is beautiful on my "homemade cards" door. Thanks for joining my swap! Hope to see more of you in 2015. <3
Response: It was a pleasure to make it for you, M - thank you for the rating and Merry Christmas! (";)
Comment: What a lovely package of papery funness that arrived today! Thank you so much :) So many perfect little goodies: vintage Library of Congress pc, the maps, stamps, foreign language papers and is that a page from an old phone book? that is right where our last name would be. So fun! Thank you!! Absolutely lovely little book...merci beaucoup!
Response: You're very welcome - and I see that the "main event" has also arrived - thank you for the pm about it! One more item to come - I know what I am going to make and will get to it very soon. (";) ***January 5: The last instalment will be mailed tomorrow. Thx for your patience!
Comment: You have the prettiest Holiday cards! Thank you for sharing this one with me, it is beautiful. I love the little cartoons and notes you include too! Hope all your holidays are merry and bright. ♥
Response: Have a wonderful holiday too, dear B! Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: Thank you for putting the swap info on the outside of the card, I am waiting to open my Christmas cards after Thanksgiving.11-29-14..Thank you Terry, I love my card, it's beautiful!!! ....
We hardly ever get snow here on the coast. Charlotte is about 4 hours from me and they usally get snow a couple of times...If we get 2 inches here my Town shuts down. lol.... I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Response: Oh I wish I had your willpower! Lol Thx for the kind rating in advance. (";)
Comment: Oh Terry, thank you for the stunning and frame worthy Christmas card. Two of my favorites, cardinals and a polar bear. I have the biggest smile as I type this. The stickers and your lovely note and cartoon were a treat as well. Thank you so very, very much ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: I picked up those cards several years ago and only send them to people I am sure will enjoy them as they are a bit unusual to say the least. lol So happy you like it, B,
and thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: What an **adorable** card and beautiful stickers!! Thank you! Your note made me literally laugh out loud! :) Would you believe we're suppose to get snow next week??? In Mississippi?!! What do they think, we're Canada or something??! LOL!!!!!! ;)
Response: I am SO sorry! Shall I send some mittens? Lol Thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful wrapped present and the stickers for the kids. You are a sweetheart :) The dutch words are funy and much appreciated! Edit 15 nov: I'm too weak and opened your parcel. Thank you , thank you, thank you sooo much for the worderful Cavallini baggies from my wishlist! They are so beautiful!
Response: Altijd een plezier om samen een swap voor youy, lieve Anicka zetten! Veel knuffels (en bedankt voor de beoordeling), T. (";) [Hope Google didn't make too much of a mess with this translation. lol] Nov. 26: I just saw your updated comments - so happy you like what I sent! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thank you for the delightful postcard celebrating the colour, "yellow". I loved your notes and the cute stickers, too. (Y'know, our bird, Mushka, gets the same beady look in her eye the sticker bird did!)
Response: Birds are amazing creatures! Thx for the rating, J, and have a good weekend. (";)
Comment: Hi dear Terry. Thank you so much for such a pretty postcard. Me and my sister are so glad we're seeing so many black cats in Halloween, we have the prettiest black female cat, so the one from your postcard looks a lot like her hehe. I really really liked it!! Thanks for making such an amazing piece of art for me!!! Really appreciate it :)
Response: I am SO happy it arrived in Chile fairly quickly - and in time for Halloween! I read about your cats on your profile and that is what inspired me to make it for you. Thx for the rating and comments! (";)
Comment: Sometimes it is a process, eh? I love the Mondrian style quilt ATC you made (in my favorite color combination :) thank you so very much! One of my fondest memories is of my grandmothers crazy quilt that was made in the 1920's. Unfortunately it was lost over the years but it will always be a memory. Thank you for continuing this swap with just the two of us, it was fun!
Response: It was my pleasure, B. There weren't any quilters in my family (that I know of), but a few years ago I found a tattered handmade quilt at a garage sale and had so much fun repurposing the good parts into Christmas ornaments. Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: Hi Terry!!! Love your polka dot owl envelope!!!! Then it gets even better inside! Thanks for the postcards and stamps! The deer is a new one for me and the owl too, yay!! Yes, I've heard another baaaaad winter is on the way... I need to hibernate too!!! In glad you joined and I was lucky to be your partner! : )
Response: I always enjoy doing swaps for you, S. Thx for the rating and kind comments. (";)
Comment: Hi Terry!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful envelopes!!! I can't use them - they're too pretty!!!! Gorgeous stickers too. You are very talented!!! I'm lucky to have been your partner. Thanks very much for joining!!! : )
Response: Always a pleasure to make a swap for you, S! Thx for the rating and kind comments. (";)
Comment: Thanks for your lovely postcard, the story with memories to your aunt and the quote.
At this moment we have very cheap Dutch apples because of the Russian boycot towards Dutch exporters of pears, tomatoes, apples etc.
I still hope our farmers get a fair price!
Response: You are very welcome. Thx for the rating! (";) [It is really sad that the conflict in Crimea has such far-reaching consequences.]
Comment: What a beautiful ATC! My own are not yet so accomplished, but seeing yours gives me something to aspire to! Thank you too for sharing the information about the process that you used when creating it.
Response: I have to tell you that I struggle with making things look "vintage" - I can't always successfully get me head around the style - so thank you for the kind comments - it was my pleasure. And thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: OMG Terry. Awesome collection of envies! Love them all!!!! Thanks for satisfying my envie freak. lol. Love the cute letter and the totally adorable labels. I am soooo touched by the Moby the mailman. Im not using it but putting it in my diary. xoxoxxoxo
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: This may very well be one of my Top 5 most favorite handmade postcards since being on SB. I absolutely LOVE it! The red is perfect, but the added dimensions and details were over the top. The zombie arms are excellent! Thank You so much!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: Thank YOU for giving me some extra time on this swap - and for the heart! (";)
Comment: A tooth envie!! How very cool! Thanks so much!
We have had a great summer too. I hope your anniversary was great my daughter got married in Vegas too. Could not persuade them to do Elvis though! We should do a thread in the forum with wedding pictures- yours would be a hoot!
Comment: Hello Terry! Giving you a heart for the postcard you sent to me for the swap. You brought me happy memories from past when I had a house, dining table & chairs in my kitchen, large windows over looked back yard with bird feeders. How many happy hours I spent looking at the Blue Jays, Cardinals, etc., who came to feed when we had snow on the ground. Happy Summer!
Comment: I love everything about this PC! Beautiful! Thanks so much! What is the laminate? It's like packing tape but no seams. = ) ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Thanks, again! I had to add I LOVE the image, she is on display and, will be for awhile! Thanks for being an EXCELLENT swap partner!
Response: You're very welcome and thx for the rating! (";)
[I use letter size Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets made by Studio.]
Comment: Ah Terry, you are much too harsh about orange :-) Of course this is coming from a person who had no problem with 'personal summer' moments, and I love squash and fall leaves . . .and it is also synonymous with Thanksgiving (and yes, Halloween too). I do really like the PC - it is very interesting that the trees and pathway are orange even though the piece is called "Spring Version" -- go figure! Thanks again for the PC . . . and your real feelings about orange!!
Response: Well, you MIGHT have convinced me about orange...but I'll have to think on it. lol Thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Wow, what an amazing ATC! I just love all the different textures. And it's so funny, I made a jellyfish ATC for my partner too! Here's my favorite Ogden Nash rhyme: "Who wants my jellyfish? I'm not sellyfish!" Thanks again for a wonderful swap!
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the lovely rating! (";)
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the minibook, it was sure worth the wait :-) (It got here on camal back....). I LOVE the tiny envelopes, you do own a magnifying-glass, right??? I have something in mind I can use them for.... I adore the stamp, and the handmade stamps and I will always have good use for stickers. You made a wonderful bag to wrap it in and I adore the mirror bird on front. Multiple hearst for you dear Terry :-) THANK YOU!
Response: Thank goodness it finally arrived - I will never send anything like that without air mail again! Thx for your patience and kind comments, dear Kirsty! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thank you for the letter, while working on this swap I found that it was renewing to remember how connected I am to trees, they have always been part of my life but sometimes I forget how important they really are. Thank you for the letter, for the tree and for hosting this swap.
Response: It was my pleasure. Thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Hey! thanks a lot for the card and all the treats that came with it! It is so funny that the same technique was not very appealing to you when on the other hand I love it and even sell things make out of quilling! Same coin, two sides! :P
Response: You're very welcome - and I am happy you are enjoying it! Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: Terry! I love the Flamingo postcard! and all the beautiful stamps you used! and all the extras! was way too kind of you! you didn't have to send me anything extra! yet you went well above and beyond! Thank you for everything! you're an amazing person :-)
Response: I am just happy you were so patient in waiting for this re-send after all this time - I really appreciate your kindness! T (";)
Comment: Haha! Love it. I took a guess before I looked at the card. I thought it was a horse looking down to food perhaps, but when I saw it was a giraffe, well, you did a really good job! Love the note card. And thanks so much for the jolly round joker!
Response: You're very welcome - thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! I love the bird you made--so lovely! And it was fun to hear about your spring ritual! We don't get enough snow here to necessitate six months of boot wearing, but I do look forward to warm days when I can loose my socks :)
Response: Losing socks feels just as good as losing boots! lol Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: Oh, I love crossword puzzles! And the cartoon about the "wireless" bird was too cute. I liked your quote, and I especially liked that you said "purring is such a lovely sound". The bottom line is that you packed a lot of smiles into one little card, and it's awesome! Thank you so much!
Comment: I always feel very lucky when I'm partnered with you because I know I will receive something awesome. Once again, you did it! ;-) I just love the card you made, it beautiful. Of course, you read my profile and made it blue :-D. It's also very well packaged with the matching enveloppe and a stamp to send it. How cool...? Thanks so much for this great swap. Everything, every detail was perfect.
Response: It was my pleasure to make it for you, dear Toupti. Thx for the kind comments and rating! Hugs, T. (";)
Comment: I love the house pc...I like the "storm shelter" out beside it (or it could be a out-house LOL). And yes I know the song you are talking about.
Response: lol Thx for the rating dearie G! (";) (Guess what? Here in Ottawa we are having THE COLDEST WINTER IN 20 YEARS! I bet you've set some kind of a record down there too for a crappy winter. Ugh.)
Comment: I love the fabric you used on your bags. How clever to put tissue and ribbon inside!! Great idea on how to tie up the ribbon for presentation for the swaps. Hmm, although now I want to hoard them for myself to fondle. heh. Thank you for the lovely swap!
Response: You're very welcome! Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: I love the ice skaters on the canal! I would definitely have to try that if I was in Ottawa in the winter. And Farmer's Markets are always fun. Thanks for sharing a little bit about your city!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty post card. I liked the "if you ever get to Ottawa". Hey, I am retired now and I've never been to Canada, I mentioned it to hubby ....You never know. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful infinity tshirt scarf. I will be wearing this and thinking of you :-) Thank you!
edit 6-2: This is the one from you, with your personal swapping card enclosed. I'm wearing it now :-)
12-2: The second scarf arrived today, thank you so much!! I love it, it's nice and warm. I might just send you a surprice,,,, not sure when, it's a surprise to the both of us :-)
Response: You're very welcome - thx for the heart! (";)
Comment: Matilda and I would both like to thank you for the perfect package we opened today. She knew there was something inside for her and wouldn't leave it alone until I handed over the homemade catnip toy. She loves things like that and it's a good thing for her to get wild with because she kind of needs the exercise. I've never tried this particular kind of lip balm but I've heard good things about it so I'm really looking forward to using it. Thanks for paying attention to my love of cupcakes and wrapping it in cupcake paper too. This was a great swap idea you had!
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note with a quote, very fitting! You always seem to the perfect saying or image to go with stuff, thank you for the thought you put into making this special for me!
Response: Always a pleasure swapping with you, dear choke! Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: Beautifully done, I LOVE the colors, and it's just wonderful in every way. Thanks for the patience and effort to make it special. Picture is on the way via e-mail. 2-5-14 I received the adorable matching tag in the mail today, you are just too wonderful!
Response: It was my pleasure to make it for you! Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: Thank you for the recipe and the fantastic postcard. The Christmas postage stamp is pretty. Happy New Year! We cook these beans in a different way here about once a week. I will try this version on my family.
Response: You're very welcome - thx for the rating and Happy New Year! (";)
Comment: Love my postcard. Thank you for holding out for me! What a great treasure you found. Your "Dear Diary" back is so fun. I must raise my own bar on the next one to keep up with you. Thank you for the pc and making me smile. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hugs, Mona
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the rating and Merry Christmas! (";)
Comment: This card is so stinkin' cute! Thank you.
You are fortunate to be down there now.where a snowman on a card is the only snow you are seeing! We just had a crazy blizzard and have been in the deep freeze all week.
Response: You're welcome and thx for the rating! I returned to Ottawa Thursday night and I now feel your pain! lol (";)
Comment: Hi Terry! Thank you so much for the card and the ornament!! It is beautiful and hanging on my tree! It sounds like you have a very nice Christmas tradition! Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Thank you for the very nice Charlie Harper card, I'm glad you made me aware of this artist. I really like his work. Thank you for the Angel as well :-) I'll find her a nice place in our home. Thank you Terry :-)
Response: Always a pleasure sending to you, Kirsty - thx for the rating and Merry Christmas! (";)
Comment: What an adorable treatment for this card! I absolutely LOVE what you did. :) I also love the little leafy shapes you cut out as well. It's just beautiful!Thank you, so much, dear Terry, for such a fun swap. I loved the note as well, as well as the Charlie Brown cartoon included. Thank you SO much for such a lovely card. :)
Response: I was SO excited when I found that card in my stash, and really enjoyed altering it for you, dear Goosey! Thx for the rating! Lots of hugs, T (";)
Comment: I loved your postalette. Such great postage stamps on the outside, and as always a nicely written note from you! Really enjoyed it. As a side note, I used postalettes a ton as a child and they were the open sided variety usually from Hallmark but I do remember using stickers on the sides to close them a bit. I miss being able to easily buy such items these days. I would love to see more postalette swaps on NTG. I really find them addicting, in any variety!
Response: Will see what we can do about more swaps for postalettes on NTG. Any suggestions for something other than general postalette type swaps? Thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Thank you Terry for the wonderfully decorated recipe card. Plus extra's. Bao loves the stickers :-) (Qian will only eat them...) Bao and I love to bake so we'll try your recipe for sure, thanks!
Response: My pleasure Kirsty! Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: It was so great to find you in my mailbox yesterday :) I love the notecard you chose for me! I loved reading your long chatty note, I definitely know what you mean. I guess we did get 'Change'. Your donation to Diabetes Education Camp is MUCH appreciated! She will be so thrilled, she has a countdown to 'camp' every year :)
Response: I always enjoy swapping with you, dear choke! Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: Hi, Terry! Thank you for the ornaments. I like them all, particularly the sweet little face on the angel and the extra one that was stitched. :) But by far my favorite thing out of everything was the card you made. Super cute! I've never met a cuter snow man. Thank you! ♥
Response: It was my pleasure Cristin - thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Sorry for the late rate (thanks for PMing me). Don't know why it didn't "stick (and I didn't double check). Dang it! You postcards arrived right on time. I love the "weird door" one. Thanks for the extra one too! <3
Response: I am just happy they didn't go astray...well, before they reached your house anyway! lol Thx for the rating! (";)
Comment: Thanks, Terry! Great napkins you used, and nice job you did. I immediately put the decorated skulls on my DOD display in front of the idol we worship.. also known as the TV, lol. Thanks so much!
Comment: What a wonderful selection of postcards that you sent for this swap! Thank you so much... always looking for an excuse to decorate the front of my fridge with postcards and now with this 2014 Canada calendar postcard, I know where that one will be ending up. What a fun swap!
Response: Glad you enjoyed your Pcs! Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: You are unique too! Thank you for the wonderful card, love the owls in the cute boots. Thank you. I will start my Sinterklaas (5th) of december soon. We don't exchange presents for Christmas.
Response: It would be nice if we in North America had 2 separate holidays in December, a secular and a religious Christmas. Better get going, though, if you have to have your shopping done by early December! lol Thx for the rating. (";)
Comment: I absolutely LOVE your note and card about the wonderful topic of Pie. I love pie, too, and really enjoyed reading your thoughts and the funny little cartoons. Thank you so much for hosting such a fun swap! :)
Response: You're very welcome dear Goosey! Thx for the heart! (";)
Comment: The little monster you made is just adorably cute. I really like it and it's going to be a cute one to prepare for the "Secret toy society". Thanks for making this swap even though I was the only participant and thanks for the stickers.
Response: You're welcome and merci pur le coeur! (";)
Comment: Terry.... your card and envie set are absolutely beautiful!! And.... you read my profile and know I love asian themed items. I personally never could get the hang of paper folding, you do it so well! Thanks so much!
Response: Always a pleasure to send to you - thx for the rating/heart! (";)
Comment: Thanks so much for two beautiful envelopes, they are so well made you are a pro-envelope maker :-) (love the liners too) and thanks for the stamps and labels! I will use these and the other ones I got to send Halloween notes to the Grandies, they will love them!
Response: You're very welcome Ky - thx for the rating/heart! (";)
Comment: These are very nicely done! Thank you for the envies and the two pretty tags as well. I really enjoyed this swap. :-)
Response: You can never go wrong with poppalottas, can you? lol Thx for the rating/heart. (";) (My little sister used to call polkadots "popalottas". Her daughter used to call The Wizard of Oz "The Vizzavizzoz".)
Comment: Thank you for the nice twists! I didn't even notice the washitape at first, the colors blend in as if it was made this way! And "hallo" I see you speak dutch as well! I'll write my next card in dutch.....
I do like the comic/picture you've included! I must admit I don't have "green-fingers" as we'd say. I much rather sit in my garden ;-) My plants have the same effect as yours.Take care Terry, I'm sure we'll swap or tag again soon!
Response: This was a fun swap - too bad more people didn't join - thx for hosting it, and for the rating/heart! See you soon...lol (";)
Comment: Thank you for the nice card (which is new to me, I wouldn't know how to keep track of who sent me what. But in a case of returning my card, I know you liked it enough to use it again LOL). Anyway, LOVE the qoutes :-) The awesome idea of the handmade postcard. And the awesome stamps!! I especially like the insect stamps, and the dragon fly one in particular.Thank you Terry for an overall awesome send!!
Response: Always a pleasure swapping with you Kirsty! Thx for the rating/heart. (";)
Comment: What a cool place! I've always loved Chinatowns here in the states. I've been to New York City's and used to live fairly close to San Francisco, so was there several times. This gate is beautiful! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome - thx for the rating/heart! (";)
Comment: I love it! Thanks Terry. YEAH I know what an appropriate name for me to live on. It is actually Spook Hollow-Kings Chapel Subdivision but people call it Spook Hole! I get a lot of comments on it and we can NOT keep a road sign! Your PC rocks! GREAT JOB! You do awesome work!
Response: It must be great all decorated for Halloween! (Tell me you didn't deliberately buy there. lol) Thx for the rating/heart. (";)
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I confess that my husband and I are child free by choice, approaching our 40s but I always squeal over cute things *hangs head* LOL. I liked the stamps you choose for the front too! The swing was rather adorable and whimsical and of course, I liked the Asian gate as well! *snips them* Thank you!
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the rating/heart! (";)
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the punchies. :)
9/3/13 I came to see the rating response, and noticed the heart I gave you didn't stick. :( fixing that for you today. The swap was lovely, thank you.
Comment: Love, LOVE this card!!! I really think I need an origami gown in my real closet .... This is truly beautiful and such a creative way to use that supply!!! I am still stumped on what to do ......
Response: So happy you like it! Thx for the rating/heart! (Hint: eyes = buttons) (";)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and note about red. I love the way you went through all of the steps. No, looking at the red stamps makes me think of my hometown, Valentine Nebraska. It is known as the heart city and you see red everywhere. Good memories for me!
Response: What a neat name for a town! Thx for the rating/heart. (";)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card Terry :-) I think you did a great job. I especially like the finishing/ border. And the many different patterns you did. Thank you.
What's this with the USA stamp?? Still on holiday? I saw your message on my profile as well.
Thank you for tagging me, about time we swap again LOL. I'll get to that tonight :-)
Response: You're welcome Kirsty - thx for the rating/heart! I was in the US for the day, shopping, so mailed it from there as it costs less than from Canada. (";)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tangled egg Terry! You do a great job of the fine lines! Funny story, for some reason I assumed this was for the zentangle ATC swap and it took me a few minutes to figure out why I was supposed to rate a different person for that swap!
Response: lol Glad you like it! Thx for the rating/heart! (";)
Comment: AW... i know these are supposed to be "scary creatures" but they're soo cute - i can be like that sometimes (not always though); i once panicked about being late that i mistaked the date and did everything a MONTH early :D thank oyu for the great PC :D
Response: I can definitely relate! lol A friend in high school went to bed really early one December night because we had an important exam the next morning. When she woke up it was still dark because she wanted to get to school early to study. She showered and dressed and went downstairs for breakfast. Her mother looked at her in surprise and asked where she was going at 11 o'clock at night. lol Thx for the rating/heart. (";)
Comment: Thank you for the cute dragon and the lovely ATC title :) Thank you also for the interesting stamps!
Response: You're very welcome - thx for the rating/heart! Those are City of Ottawa bus tickets - thought you might be able to use them in your ATCs down the road when we expand our repertoire of techniques. (";)
Comment: What a lovely postcard of old photos! Stunning, I will hang it in my office as soon as I finish this rating! Plus thatnks for the stickers too... they match perfectly with some address labels I use!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thx for the rating/heart. (";)
Comment: Many thanks again for another great notecard and letter! I absolutely LOVE the cabinet cards you sent too! I don't do anything with them, just collect them :) I'm a photographer so I love anything to do with vintage photography. Thanks again so much!!
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the rating/heart (and I hope you get a new partner next time for a little variety! lol) (";)
Comment: Swapping with you is always a pleasure. I just received the enveloppe from cynla, beautifuly made. I love the colors and the sturdiness of it. Now just have to bring myself to use it to send something ;-). Can't wait to see the one you made yourself too. ~ 12.07.2013, I just received the one you made. WOW, I love it !!! The color, the ribbons, the hand stitching... it's very well made and I love the "sturdiness" of it. Also thanks so much for the FQ and the gorgeous buttons (I LOVE them so much). Once again, thanks for being an amazing swapper.
Response: I am so glad the envelope is well made - Cynthia is a really nice lady and provided excellent service. I would definitely buy from her again. The one I made is certainly taking its time, but I found out a while back that all Ottawa mail goes to Toronto for sorting first - you probably already knew that, right? lol I hope it shows up this week. Then you can mail something off in my humble creation and keep Cynthia's for something special for yourself. I am keeping the one I received from @bstitched to store my good crystal bracelets. Thx for the rating/heart and bonne journee! Hugs, T (";)
***July 20: I have been worried all week because I didn't know you had received my envelope - I guess the SB system doesn't send an email for an updated rating, only the original. I never thought to just come and check the rating again. Duh. lol Anyway, I am SO relieved it arrived finally. Nine days from Ottaw to Montreal is just crazy! (";)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Quite a laugh and so beautifully done. Polar bears are a favorite of mine - I want to go to Churchill and watch them head into the open water as the ice breaks up in the spring.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it - thx for the rating and heart. (";)
Comment: Hi! How cute! Great drawing! Your ATC is great and the notecard is cute. I never tried a cupcake, only muffins. Around the corner is a vegan cafe who sells vegan cupcakes, now I have to try one :) Thank you!
Response: You're welcome - thx for the rating/heart, and enjoy a real cupcake! (";)
Comment: Always great to hear from you Terry! WOW - you are quite the reader and book lover! 3,000 cookbooks! Oh My! I like your idea of using the grocery cart for your books if you could go back in time- lol!
Comment: Thank you for the cute cupcake notecard! It was a pleasure to receive. I loved the way you incorporated your "trivia" by creating a page of comic illustrations and then a piece of accompanying trivia beside it. Very creative. Thank you! As an aside, I noticed that you left a comment on the Swap's page on 6/5 indicating I had not left a rating though your other overseas partner had received hers a week ago. Your card to me was PM 5/23 and I received it 6/1, 9 days delivery time, and I have found that most of the mail I receive from Canada takes 10-14 days to arrive on average. I have been away from SB since May 31st (or technically it was 1 or 2 AM of June 1st), so this is the first opportunity I've had to rate any swaps received in 5 days.
Response: Thx for the rating/heart Karla! (I made that note on the swap page just so I could keep track of my ratings - it was not meant as a criticism of you - sorry if it appeared that way.) (";)
Comment: I wish everyone could see the entire presentation of this swap because it doesn't get more perfect than this! The ATC is fabulous. (If I ever again hear you say you can't draw, I'm going to have to slap you. LOL) It's bright and fun and creative. As if that weren't enough, you mailed it in a complementary envie with a matching liner? Who does that? Only the best! I really like the printout you used on the back, too. Beautiful swap! Thank you so much. :-)
Response: Oh, if only I had had you as my art teacher in school! Thx, dear friend, for the lovely comments and rating. Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Your postcard turned out great! Why so much weeping and wailing on the back??? Mine looks like a bad ending to a low-budget sci-fi flick. Yours, on the other hand . . . I'd like to live there! As always, beautiful work! (And, yes, you WILL be seeing this again. It's destined for my SB keepsake album!) THANKS!
Response: I like your PC - and that it looks like "The Day the Aliens Landed". It's quirky and fun! Thx for the comments/rating/heart dear friend. Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thank you for the very nice card set. Profile match was phenomenal. Flowers, and my favorite daisy, bling was every where sparkle and beautiful. My favorite color purple and a matching cat. You deserve the heart, big time.
Comment: What a successful swap! I really love the library hidden tea room notecard as well as the sunshine yellow notecard! I have to agree with you about the American flag cards, but I'm sure I'll find someone somewhere collects them! Thank you!
Response: This is so funny - I really liked the card I received in this swap too! lol Thx for the heary! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: Too funny about having to search for a purple note card. I had lots of them on hand, but that's cause it's my favorite color. You did good tho, card is beautiful!! As is the outer envelope you sent it in. Well done.
Response: Glad you like it - and thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: I'm always excited when I get you as a swap partner because I know you always send amazing things. Well, you did it once again !!! Even thought this swap wasn't profile specific, I feel like the little needlebook you sent was made espacially for me. So cute, so well made, colors I love... Thanks for this great swap!
Response: Always a pleasure sending to you, dear friend - thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";) [The funny part is that I have had the needlebook made for quite a long time and had put it away for some future swap - serendipitous that it was in your favourite colours and you now sew! lol]
Comment: Great card! Love the sparkle! It was harder than I thought it would be.
Response: I found it harder than expected too ("How do I get these darned ribbons to interweave? And then how do I get them adhered to the card once they are interwoven? lol). Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: this was truly a delight i really adore the swap cards and the address labels they are so melllI love the little charms and just teh whole way you packaged but my favourite thing of all is your handwriting i just llove it thanks so much yhis is why i love TPD
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the kind words and heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard! I'll definitely have to look that artist up. I go to St. Pete Beach once a year and always find great note cards by local artists. Florida is so fun :) As is Paris!!! Oh la la!
Response: Glad you liked it - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: I enjoyed your note so much and thanks for the owl motif and the funny veg cartoon. I've been ovo lacto vegetarian continuously since 1989, tried vegan two or three times, again most recently but it just isn't for me. I feel better and more satisfied with at least eggs in my diet, altho I can go either way with dairy as I do not eat much of it. When I've been vegan I continuously feel as if I'm on a diet. But I know some who seem to do it well and have been vegan for years. I envy them! Good luck with everything!
Response: Vegan is definitely not for everyone. (";) Thx for the heart! Take care, Terry
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I went to a cafe after school and had a wonderful piece of carrot cake.. and got home to find your postcard with all the lovely cakes on it.. What a coincidense! nomnom :)
Response: lol I just had a giant piece of carrot cake for dinner! Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: Your card arrived today. Thank you. That's a really good story and I bet it's one that stays in your family to be passed down the generations. Do you make your Mom's recipe for apple pie? The joke amused me - I must have eaten too much pie and not enough apples!
Response: No, I don't bake much at all - especially not pie crust! lol Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: LOL! Funny altered card is awesome! Thank you so much & I apologize for rating late. Hockey finals & wooden floors both at the same time! Can't even get to my s"crap" room! Happy Spring to you also!
Response: Glad it gave you a chuckle. Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: The designs are beautiful, Terry! Again, I am so sorry for not rating sooner- I thought I had gotten all my swaps received while I was on vacation rated, and I feel so bad I missed this one :(
Response: Not to worry - I am just happy I don't have to remake and resend! lol Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Beautiful PC, thank you very much. I really like the soft subtle colors you used - very calming. A curious how you created the illusion of a doily being on the card. You must share your technique! Thanks again. JB
Response: You're very welcome! It was a real doily - I just cut it up and mod podged the pieces on top of the text - then I coloured over it with oil pastels to bring out the design. Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";) **UPDATE: Sorry, I forgot the title: "Delicata 2".**
Comment: Thank You, Thank You for the wonderful decorated journal. I love the colors and the papers you used. The fabric flower is great. The journal is beautiful and will definately be put to use and Soon!! Thank you so much.
Response: You're very welcome! Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thank you for the great backgrounds. Funny how many SB's eat Cheerios! Not sure if I am going to use them in my own personal journal or use part of them for ATC Swap. Thanks, I really like the colors and papers.
Response: You're very welcome JB! Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thanks for the Great Recipe...My Husband just made a huge pot of Beef Veg. soup this morning ( I got called out to work) and it was ready when I got home... Love any kind of soup except with Okra...
Comment: Guess what else I got today? =D Very clever! It took me awhile to figure out how they work. I was trying to slide the card out of the inside because I could see the Merry Christmas in there. Haha! These will look great on my packages! (Guess I'd better start shopping!) Thanks, dear Terry!
Response: It was my pleasure A! Sorry, I should have explained that they gently pull open. Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: I'm so glad you participated in this swap, Terry. I love this ATC! It's one of the nicest I've ever received, and I'm *not* kidding. You did a beautiful job of conveying your "vision." Very sweet. Thank you so much!
Response: You are just too sweet! Thx for the heart dear friend. Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thank you for this lovely handmade pc and envelope! Love the blue theme and all the swirls! You just inspired me to make myself a hot chocolate, its really cold here today! Thank you very very much!
Response: It's always a pleasure to swap with you! Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: another beautiful snowflake thank you! And snow? hmmm. this year we've seen nothing here yet but there's now in other places so you never know. i've not known many white christmases in my 29 years.
Response: Lucky you! lol Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: I had to quit crying so that I could see to rate you. That was a lovely story about your Mom & the jewelry that you kids had bought her. She really sounds like she was a wonderful person & Mother. Thank you for sharing.
Response: It was my pleasure Poggy - thx so much for your kind comments and the heart! Hugs, T (";) P.S. I guess the tense I used in my story gave the impression that my dear mother had passed on, but she is still very much with us at 81 years young. lol
Comment: I really like the backgrounds. They are made so very differently from the other ones I received and the ones I made. That is what made this swap so much fun, seeing how the same instructions were used so differently. I learned a lot from both the ones I did and the ones I received. Thanks and I have plans for them right away.
Response: The ones I have received are also very different from what I made - such fun! Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thank you so much, I love everything! I was looking at this color distress ink at Michaels the other day and stopped myself from buying it, you must have sent the vibes for me to stay away from it.lol Thank you again, and Merry Christmas.
Response: It was my pleasure - thx for the heart and Merry Christmas! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: What a BEAUTIFUL little book and so many goodies! I already have a use for the handmade flowers and may steal your swap card idea!! I think the cuckoo clock charms with swinging pinecones are just too adorable to use, though. As always, spectacular swap! ♥
Response: I was starting to worry you wouldn't get it - thank goodness you did! lol Enjoy your goodies and thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thanks for the wonderfully EASY recipe for butter tarts! I've had them and love them but was afraid of the work involved in making them... now I can do it! Thanks for the history as well. I also appreciate the extra cards- one can never have too many! Happy Holidays and Thanks so very much! jen
Response: it was my pleasure Jen - thx for the heart! (";)
Comment: Terry--thanks for such a cute Christmas card and a recipe that I am DEFINITELY going to try this holiday season. I suspect just looking at them will add 5 pounds to my body, but I have to give them a try because they sound amazing. I love the history information behind the recipe. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: It was my pleasure Peggy - thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Well. I'm happy to report I was not drinking a beverage when I opened my mail today. If I had been, liquid would have shot out of my nose when I saw your postcard. YOU ARE SOOOOO FUNNY!!!!! I'll bet you were laughing all the way home from the post office the day you mailed that! Thanks for making my day and for doing a bang-up job with this swap! :-)
Response: It's always fun trying to make you laugh! And remember: NEVER feed horses Smarties. lol Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Thank you so very much for the lovely Christmas card, Terry. The two yummy tea bags were a wonderful surprise and I'm enjoying the Tim Horton Chai Tea right now. It is delicious! Will enjoy the Tazo black tea tomorrow for my mid-morning pick me up! =D You're a keeper! ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Response: Glad you are enjoying the tea, and thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Cute card! Good luck on finding that light-up palm tree in Florida, ha ha. As you mentioned sure the neighbours would love it...lol. We have family in FL, but have never been down that way around Christmas, so I wonder how they decorate!
Comment: Thank you for the special paper, it's just gorgeous and it's going straight onto my noticeboard to cheer me up on the days when I don't get any mail, LOL. Lucky you, twice a day.. I wish! And what a thoughtful envelope for Helena, i'm certain she will really appreciate it.
Response: Always a pleasure swapping with you Anni - thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: I got the card and I love it! Also, the extra address labels came at a right time. My printer is now refusing to align properly when printing labels so I've been handwriting the return addresses. =( Thanks for the swap!
Response: I must be psychic! lol Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Sorry to hear about your downstairs flooding! You sound very busy getting your craft things all moved and organized. That is my dream lol...to get all my crafty stuff organized and together. It's always wonderful to hear from you! Thank you for writing! ♥
Response: Always a pleasure to swap with you C! Thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and poem.. I so agree... that some poetry is hard to understand or know the meaning... and the short ones are my favorite. When I was younger I tried to write in the style of Dr. Seuss... and just love some of his silly stuff. Thank You.. HUGS.. cj
Response: Since I am not an artist, this swap really challenged me - I am so glad you like it! Thx for the heart, dear cj! Hugs, T. (";)
Comment: Terry - Your envelope was so funny! At first, I couldn't figure out what in the world it was. I thought you might have had a little neighbor kid decorate envelopes for you. Then I remembered what it must be and started laughing! It's delightful! Thank you for participating in that silly swap and for including some great bling. That was fun. :-)
Response: You are very welcome dear A - thx for the heart! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: I got the coolest envelope mailer today from Canada. I knew it had to be from you. Thank you soooo much for the stationery. I am very happy that you added lines. I write so wonky without them. I can't decide which is my favorite
because they are all so perfect. You made my
day. Can't wait to write some letters. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome - I had a lot of fun making them. Thx for the heart! Hugs, T(";)
Comment: Terry, so sorry for taking so long to rate, and it was such a lovely swap. It has been sitting unopened in a pile on my desk for several weeks, unfortunately. But I love the page itself, I second the "makes me want to dance" sentiment, the minizine is adorable, and thank you for the unused card with the butterfly photo - it's beautiful!
Response: You're very welcome Pam - thx for the heart! Hugs, T(":)
Comment: Received what appears to be "Part 1 of 2", thank you!!! Cute skull stickers! :) This was a fun idea; mine weathered the postal service just fine!!! *edit*: Part 2 arrived this afternoon, and these are some of the coolest Halloween stickers, ever! THANKS!!! <3 <3 <3
Response: Great! Part 2 will be going out this week. Thx for the heart! Hugs, T. (";)
Comment: What a lovely card. I got a good chuckle out of the comics:) The photo is so vibrant and I enjoyed reading your note. Here in Las Vegas the vast majority of our homes are desert neutral but I love the colorful houses! Thank you for taking the time to make such a beautiful swap, and thank you for being a great swap coordinator! ♥
Response: You are very welcome. Thx for the kind words and the heart! Hugs, T. (";)
Comment: what an AMAZING post card, i actually lived in a town called banff in the rockies here in alberta and we had a native heritage museum that had a section dedicated to sixapo!!! the native on the card and i love it! thank you so much!
Response: What a coincidence! lol You're very welcome and thx for the heart! T. (";)
Comment: I received your postcard and showed it to my DH.... He has glacoma... and he said he also has the blind spot... but his is not MD... I pray more advancement in the medical field will help will our eye diseases... Thank you for the card and ((HUGS a bunch)) cj
Response: I am sorry to hear that both of you have vision issues, cj - that must be alarming for you. Sending hugs and prayers back...Terry P.S. Thx for the heart. (";)
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card! I love the burgundy/charcoal combo and your stamped flowers are a perfect design for the papers you chose. The butterflies are so ephemeral they almost melt into the background. Stunning effect. Great swapping with you! <3<3<3
Response: Thx so much for the kind rating - and the heart! It's a pleasure to have you in TPD! Hugs, T (";)
Comment: A beautiful postcard and a beautiful quote. Indeed, how can one NOT be moved by the peace and beauty of old religious architecture ♥ Thank you for reading my profile (we have quite a lot in common actually).
Response: You are very welcome! Thx for the heart. (";)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome mix of postcards! I let my mum have a rummage as she doesn't get happy mail. Would be happy to do this kind of swap again with you... Just waiting for yours to reach you now!
Response: Yours arrived today too! lol I have another PC stash down in Florida so when I get there in November, I will contact you about doing this again. Thx for the rating and heart! Hugs, T. (";)
Comment: Oh "N", your sparkly bird with green poop card is wonderful. I have always thought peacocks were beautiful creatures, but I think they would drive me nuts screeching all the time. Thanks for sharing the awesome story though, I enjoyed it. The cartoon was cute too. Oh and love the stamp as well. ♥
Comment: Argggg... so bad... Thanks.. cj :) Well here we go again... another swap that i clicked the heart and went back and checked and it was NOT there.. This is the 3rd or 4th time in just a few days.. I'm glad I checked.. HUGS.. cj Third time.. what the devil is going on.. I'm pressing the SAVE RATINGS... HUMM... going to check again..
Response: Thx for rating so quickly! lol And for the heart too! (";)
Comment: It's a mail miracle! The post office delivered your journal just in time! YAY! And it's FANTASTIC! I love the Mary Oliver poem you chose and the darling pictures of you and the fun notes and the surprise pin and bling and tea and the interesting format! Nicely, nicely done! I'm going to put this puppy in my suitcase and take it with me so that my family can see how beautiful it is. :-) THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
Response: It's also a surprise to me - I just pmd you not to worry about the rating until later. lol I am SO glad it arrived just in time, and you are an awesome lady for giving me so much extra time to do it. Many thx for the comments and rating and heart - and lots of hugs just because you deserve them, dear friend! T (";)
Comment: You poor thing, I hope everything gets settled soon. I have a box of goodies here for you that will hopefully help replenish some of the things you lost. I just figured you might need some more time to get through the worst of it before loading up again. Take care of yourself and try to keep your head up xoxox
Response: How sweet of you dear choke! Thank you! The worst is over, now we are just waiting for the landlord to refinish the basement so we can move our pod of belongings (sitting in the driveway - it adds a certain class to the neighbourhood! lol) back in. Thx for the rating and heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: Oh my goodnes Terry, My heart goes out to you.. I went through a fire some time back and understand the feeling of loss.. I pray that your household is back to normal soon.. Many Thanks for sending.. ((HUGS))
Response: Thx so much dear - we are getting there! I cannot imagine a fire, though - how frightening on top of everything else. Thx for the rating and heart. Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: I received your napkins today, Terry. Love them! What a great selection!. My other partner sent me a Paris-themed napkin, as well. I'll try to come up with a way to use both of them together. My personal favorite is the Japanese lanterns. Soooo cute. :-) Thanks again!
Response: It was my pleasure dear! Thx for the rating and heart! Hugs, Terry P.S. Tomorrow @ 0900 your time...(";)
Comment: Lots of great pieces, and I can use them all. Thank you. I had problems too . This swap made me realise that I prefer gluing them on. ◕‿◕ I do it all the time in my journals and altered books where using an iron is not practical. The results are not smooth but you get an interesting texture.
Response: She made it look so simple in the Youtube video, didn't she? lol Thx for the rating and heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: Terry, thank you for putting up such an effort. It really makes me sad to see you have such a big problem with your vision, especially since I've seen on your Flickr what you've done in the past with stitchin. ♥ ya!
Comment: Thanks for the interesting letter! The book mark is so pretty - I LOVE IT! It's great that you had a library nearby when you were young - ours was accross the street from our apartment complex - awesome!
Response: Yay libraries! Thx for the rating and heart. Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: The Faberge egg you made is soooo sweet! I love the colors, the bling, and the cute little dog with the butterfly on his nose. I also appreciate the fun coordinating card and envie. Great job, Terry! Thank you very much. :-)
Response: Thx dear for the kind words and the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: thanks for the beautiful card! It's amazing how nice the Blot formed great (I prolly didn't use the right paint!). Btw, all of my blots looked like butterflies to me too! :D
Response: You're very welcome - thx for the rating! I used acrylic craft paints I have had for at least 20 years so they are quite thick and I didn't bother thinning them first. They took forever to dry. lol
Comment: OMGosh!! This PC was over the top. I loved every inch of it especially the "Sweet" note..lol I totally loved the font you used for writing it...what is it I must know??? Thank you so much for your wonderfully handcrafted PC!!
Response: You are very welcome - thx for the heart! Unfortunately, my Mac crashed this past weekend and I lost everything, so I can't tell you for sure the name of the font - it was from a free site and I thin it was called "drippy", but when I did a search on the net I couldn't find it. If I ever come across it again I will let you know. (";)
Response: You're welcome - thx for the heart! (";) ******** P.S. I have pmd you twice about the NFS Ornament #5 Vintage swap as you have not rated me for it yet. Please let me know if I need to re-send. Thx!
Comment: The card was cute and I totally loved your motto ^0^ Can we share it?? ^.^ I'm also crazy about food and I would eat anything and everything ^.^ I always take photos of food too <3 Thank you very much!
Response: You're welcome - thx for the heart! (";)
Comment: I absolutely adore the card you altered! It's just lovely, and the mind pictures of the birds in flight and your words about hope really lifted my spirits. Thank you. Also, thank you for the pretty, sparkly extra surprises you tucked in. I really enjoyed this swap! :)
Response: It was my pleasure dearie! Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: Terry, Thank you for the great booklet and all the wonderful goodies. I love how you tailored all the extras too my likes and I really like the larger address labels that include my address too - never thought of that before. Anyways, thank you for all and for setting up a wonderful swap! ♥
Response: It was my pleasure to make it for you dearie - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: thank you for my lucky Saint Patricks day card. I love the keychain! we don't celebrate it here, so I have no access to any Paddy day items. I will proudly wear it on my keys from now on, for some gold old luck! I would love to see your husband one day, when he gives up his job for stand up comedy! thank you for the entertaining message on 'luck', it sure made me smile :-)
Response: You are very welcome dear pipelotje! Thx very much for doing this swap with me! Hugs, Terry (";) Oh, and thx for the heart too!
Comment: ok, I guess the lie is that you went to 9 schools! AmIright? :) Also, cute postcard! edit: so the lie must be that you married your childhood sweetheart?
Response: Sorry, but that is true - we moved a lot when I was growing up. But now I can't remember the lie! lol I remember the other truth: that I like liver, brussels sprouts, etc. So the one I can't remember is the lie. Thx for the heart! (";) Edit: Yes, that's the lie! lol I met my husband when I was 43.
Comment: I think she turned out wonderfully. I love the fun hair. I wanted to chunk mine up also, but reminded myself she was a bookmark. I think that is why I struggled with mine. I will love adding the one you made for me to my bookmark collection.
Response: It's a relief to know I am not the only one who struggled with the doll's 2 dimensions. lol Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: The pocket book is so neat! I loved it all! I could tell that you put a lot of thought into it, and sent me things from my profile! That means a lot to me! Thanks for being my mentor, your great!
Response: I am SO happy you like it! Thx for the heart and for a great swap dear! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: Oh Terry dear, how generous you are :) Thank u so much, it arrived yesterday!!! So happ, so prettyyy. and absolutely I will try the recipe that u gave me (even though some of the ingridients might be a lil bit hard to find at here).
You are so sweet..
thank u so much for the note cards too.. I love the girls with the umbrella notecard, so classic :) Happy to swap with u. I hope mine will arrive soon.. xoxo, Rika
Response: You are very welcome Rika! Let me know which ingredients you cannot get and maybe I can send them to you. Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";) P.S. Yours arrived today too - I am off to rate you now!
Comment: Great card, and I love both the quote and the cartoon! Sorry I took so long to rate -- our family had a serious bout with the flu over the holidays, and I am only now catching up. Happy swapping!
Response: Not to worry Gabrielle, you are the first to rate me for this swap. (";) Sorry your holidays were sidetracked by the flu. Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: Oh my gosh, I LOVED the Gee's Bend postcard. And the William Morris quote was particularly apt; I'm also trying to de-stash, and I think having this quote around will help remind me to let things go!
Response: So glad it hit the spot for you - thx for the heart! (";)
Comment: Thank you, Terry for the lovely Quote Calendar. I love the booklet idea. Can't wait to start opening quotes. I sat in on my china cabinet as it matches my blue kitchen perfectly!
Dec.26 - I opened your lovely card and the adorable angel ornament you made - only problem - it didn't have a quote :(
Response: You're very welcome Angela - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (";)
Comment: Thanks for recipe Terry! Looks delicious! BUT! We don't have pecan here?! Can I use something else instead? And, I love this group so it's not hard to be active ;) Mostly thanks to you and Paige :)
Response: I will send you some pecans in the next week (you might be able to substitute walnuts although I have never tried them in this recipe). (";) Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ornament Terry - Its going to look great on my tree! (cant wait - Charlie told me today that we mustnt take any notice of James, and we are going to dress the house like its never been dressed before!) And what a pretty flocked card too! Merry Christmas! X
Response: it was my pleasure Becky, and thx for the heart. Have a wonderful holiday no matter what dearie! (";) Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package I recieved it today, the bling butterfly is now on my laptop and I love all the lace is exactly what I meant. Im in the middle of making a mini album and some of the lace will go perfectly thank you for everything <3
Response: You're very welcome - thx for the heart. (";)
Comment: Just received the georgous fabric, I love them. Thanks for having this private swap, it's always a pleasure to swap with you. -- Freezer paper received, that's a big roll, I'll have some for a while, thank you so much. :-)
Response: You are very welcome dear - thx for the heart! (I have not forgotten the freezer paper - I have to go to a certain store for it and have not been out that way recently - but I will get it mailed to you before Nov. 6) (";)
Comment: Very cute card!!! It was precious. I also love the envelope, very creative. Thank you so much for the swap. BTW, I am def getting me some cards to put in with my swaps. Thanks for the idea :D
Response: Glad you like it (I was a little concerned when I put a couple of those tiny flower stickers on it since you don't like stickers, but they are really a minor part of it anyway) - and thx for the heart! (";)
Comment: I got my swap today and I love them. I kept thinking that was so cool how you used the colors I like. Then I found the note. I love the "envelopes" in the note. Thank you for making my mail day happy.
Response: It was my pleasure dear - glad you like them - and thx for the heart! (";)
Comment: Terry, I could have sworn I'd already rated you for this . . . my apologies! I got it, got it open, and really liked it - it's beautifully made. As teenagers we used to refer to our enemies as "pond scum!" But yes, you got it right, that's not the kind of pond life I was talking about!
Response: I was really starting to worry that it had been lost in the mail - thank goodness you got it, and thx for the heart! (";)
Comment: OMG - First off...the cartoon on the back was GREAT! The humor was off-beat just enough to make me really laugh (I loved it)...but you outdid yourself with the front of the card! I think I may be in love with you...Combining (be-still my beating heart), Glitter...Tim Burton & dare I say it (Johnny Depp) *sigh*....
Terry this is seriously the very best postcard I have ever gotten in my life! I am going to cherish it! It is sooo freaking awesome! Thank You! One little heart isn't enough! But it is all I can give...except for these <3 <3 <3!!!
Response: When I sent it off I wasn't really sure if it was quite what I had originally envisioned, but I wasn't feeling well that week and the thought of redoing it was just too much to contemplate - so I am delighted that you enjoyed it so much! I am thrilled to have found someone here with the same weird sense of humour - when I give my family handmade cards that I think are hilarious, they usually go, "Hmmm...weird...thx" and quickly move onto the next card. lol Thx for the rating and heart dearie! (";)
Comment: Hello, Terry! I just found your swap in my INBOX that I've been neglecting for some time now... That is, I haven't been keeping it organized. Anyway, I just finished drooling over your story and enjoyed it very much. Very cool that you live in Elmvale Acres. I was there just last week, as I had a dentist appointment! Sorry for taking so long to rate you! Bye for now! :)
Response: Better late than never dear. (";) Thx for the heart! Terry
Comment: I love my postcard! I learned something about Quebec (the houses are beautiful!) and I had to laugh that the stamp had Will and Kate on, I am soooo fed up with the royal wedding, haha! Love it, thank you so much! x
Response: I thought about that stamp when I put it on, since you live there (I am kind of sick of it all now too!). lol Oh well, at least my PostCrossing partners will like them! Thx for the heart dear - in spite of the stamp! (";)
Comment: Quite a story, Terry! I am glad no one was seriously hurt. I am a little disappointed that I was unable to open the attachments. Congratulations, by the way, for sticking to your job for so many years. That is a very admirable thing. The longest job I ever had was for five years.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard. It arrived in the mail today.
Response: You're welcome dear - thx for the heart! (";) Jul 4: Forgot to thank you for your patience as well, what with having to re-send and our mail strike. My other partner received hers June 9, and they were both mailed the same day.
Comment: Recipes look delicious-can't wait to try them! Might try rice salad for next 'girls night in' with my best friend! Also love the quotes & cartoons. And special thanks for the turtle stickers. HUGS!
Response: It was my pleasure Geri - thx for the heart dear! (";)
Comment: oh these are simply GORGEOUS and sweet as all get out! Yes, your mama is a beauty! And YOU, Miss Cranky Pants-i LOVE it!!! These definitely go in my "way too special and beautiful to send anyone who is not worthy" collection! (meaning i will likely be selfish and keep them all to myself to enjoy!) lol! Thank you SO very much for such a wonderful swap creation! I am sp honored you took the time to make them for me & share your family memories! Big swap hugs to you! (and so sorry again that mine disappeared! More coming SOON, I promise!) :)
Response: It was my pleasure to make them for your Laurie! Thx for the heart and kind comments dear! Terry (";)
Comment: Loved the notecards! And love the Photobooth postcard! I laughed that the stickers were not for me... my kids loved those :) Thank you for including them in the swap. Also, had fun opening your envelope, it was taped up so well. My mother does the same, we laugh that it takes longer to open her mail than it does to read it, haha. Your envelope is still in perfect order, I just did a simple scissor slit on the side to reveal the contents. Did I also mention that I love the postage stamps you used. Australia just released some Royal Wedding stamps here, so your Canadian version will sit nicely next to them in our family stamp collection album. Thanks!
Response: It was my pleasure dear - glad everyone enjoyed their "stuff"! I am anal about packaging things, especially when they are travelling that far. I have received too many unused notecards that I cannot used because they were not packaged properly. (";) Thx for the heart!
Comment: Hi Terry, Thanks for the unique PC, "Cherries in the Sun". She looks so relaxed, I think I should take a nap after reading it. That anecdote you wrote about has happened to me too & it surely is a painful lesson to learn. Good riddance to them, huh?! Thanks for joining my swap & take care 'til we swap again. ;)
Response: Thx for the hearts dear. (";) Hugs, Terry
Comment: OMG... many many hearts !!! I just LOVE everything you sent. It all arrived together. The Etsy stuff is nice and well made you can give good rating to the seller. As for what you did... AMAZING !!! The whole package felt so personnalized. From the color of the fabric you chose for the card holder (blue my fave color) to all the goergeous unique swap cards, I'm SO excited!!! Those are my favorite swaps (when I can see the person really did take the time to read through my profile and make it personal and special). Many many hearts to you !!!
Response: You are very welcome dear. (";) And thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Beautiful card you sent me! Don't know if you noticed, the card is made by Pomegranate in my city. Strange thing-5th card by them I've received this week and you can't find them for sale anywhere around here! = )
Response: Glad you like it dear! I bought mine online - have never seen them anywhere in Canada. Thx for the heart. (";)
Comment: Thanks Terry. It was a tricky little blighter to make, wasn't it. There won't be any on my 'to do' list!
Response: Thx for the heart dear, but I I feel the same way and don't think it deserves one. (";) I made the mistake of setting up this swap in another group (before I had ever tried to make one) so have no choice but to do it again - blech! Did you glue the fabric down before sewing it the second time? If so, what did you use?
Comment: Terry... I am sure we are destined to send to each other many times.... but its wonderful...and thank you so much loved your card....Pat....Happy Swapping...and I'll see you at the mailbox again sometime.... Pat
Response: Always a pleasure Pat - and thx for the heart! (";) Hugs, Terry
Comment: Hello from Sydney
Many thanks for the postcard which has reach me today.
Here is the link to my postcard website if you wish to have a look:
Laurent from Down-Under
Response: Bienvenu Laurent, et merci beaucoup pour le coeur!!
Comment: I really like the cards you sent for me to use. What pushed this swap over the edge into wonderful was the postage you sent for me to use with these cards. I have never thought of doing that Terry & it is a fantastic idea. Thank you!!!!!
Response: You're very welcome Poggy - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: OMG Terry! I am not worthy! I am not worthy! The box is the most FANTABULOUS one I have ever rec'd! I love the goodies! You are too good to me! Thank you for swapping with me! LOVE EVERYTHING! xoxox K
Response: LOL! It was a pleasure swapping with you dear, and I am SO glad you like it after waiting so long for it. (";) Thx for the wonderful comments and the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: My dh carried this postcard 2 miles to meet me at the end of our road because he didn't want me to have to wait 24 hours to see it!! I am blown away by your creativity with this shaped, quilted birdie!! It will displayed in a place of honor!! Thank you so much. I'm happy, happy, happy!
Response: When I saw your profile, and the gorgeous thread sketching PCs you had made (on Flickr), I was afraid I wouldn't be able to send you anything anywhere close to the same quality. (";) So happy you liked the little birdie - and thx for the heart dear! Hugs, Terry (What a great DH you have!)
Comment: Thank YOU!!! I love the mitten!!! What a beautiful way to preserve someone's cherished hard work! I am sure that someone's grandmother slaved away over every stitch of that quilt and now it will live on!! Bravo!
Response: It was my pleasure dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: I love how you altered the serious card, Terry! I didn't even realized it was altered at first! The lady has such an "ice cream" smile! And the best thing about being an adult is that we CAN have dessert first :-)
Response: Glad you liked it dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Three fabrics!!!?? Are you kidding me!?You deserve 20 stars Terry!! I love them all. When I get around to making a mini quilt with these blue and yellow fabrics I will be sure to send you a picture because you have been a huge help. I love all three of these fabrics! You are a sweetheart to be such a good sport about having been sent the same old fabric twice! Thank you, thank you!
Response: It was a little harder to find matches this time, which is kind of funny because last time I found the fabric in my stash whereas this time I went to a quilt shop. And I figured if I sent you 3 pieces you would stop sending me that fabric sample! lol Glad you liked it all dear and thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and the quote. And may your days be filled with donuts, as well, along with some fine coffee! So sorry for the late rating, I could swear I'd rated--as I've been enjoying and repurposing the quote for some time now.
Response: You're welcome dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful note, Terry. Funny you should mention making the bed because that is one of the things I've started doing since being unemployed ... it does help me start the day!
And the notecard you used is so very elegant!
Response: My pleasure dear! Thx for the heart. Hugs, Terry
Comment: Sorry so much for the delay in rating! I've been feeling rather poorly since the week before Christmas -- the flu is yucky! =) But I love love love the card -- I'm already trying to think of what craft I'm going to incorporate the owls into -- and of course appreciate the gels -- I put the snowflake in the window tonight.
Response: Hope you start feeling much better soon dear. Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Response: What happened to "Tis the season"? My other 2 partners received and rated me on Dec. 10. This could have easily been rectified just by sending me a pm that you hadn't received it. Common Swap-bot courtesy is that we do not rate 1s or 3s without first contacting our partners so they can fix it. Especially when they have excellent reputations. I will resend. Jan. 15: Thx for changing the rating. (";)
Comment: Love the envie !!! Such a cute little baby !!! Thankyou for the extra holiday cards, I love the glittery ones. I sent out 186 Christmas cards this year as a Angel card volunteer and I cant wait to start sending these !!!
Response: You're very welcome dear - thx for the heart! **Is there a website for the Angel card volunteer?** Hugs, Terry
Comment: Keep your offerings, no need to send a bit of each, try using fabric belts. Perhaps you can join a crochet swap? Next time I send stuff your way, I will be sure to include a cow bell! Moooooooo! :o) Have a nice day!
Response: lol! Thx for the heart dear! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Terry, Thank you so much for the little card, and the stickers.... how nice, and I do appreciate them... It seems we both love getting these cards... as we have exchanged several... Take care... Pat
Response: My pleasure dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Wow, I loved your card the best out of the slew of mail I got today. Thank you SO much for the comics & recipe too. I've been a vegetarian for 20+ years, and occasionally have vegan periods in my life. I Loved reading your "confession"/letter, thanks so much. Have an awesome holiday - I hope it is a warm & memorable one. And Happy New Year!
Response: It was my pleasure dear - thx for the heart and have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Terry
Comment: I got my owl today and s/he's SOOOO awesomely made, and the embellishments are wonderful! Thank you so much. My little nieces are really into owls right now, so they are hugging her, kissing her, and saying "whooo, whoooo". It's quite cute.
Response: You're very welcome dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Terry Thanks for the lovely angelic card! I hope this Christmas will be the best ever for you too! So sweet thanks so much for the wonderful snowflake decoration. It has already found a place to hang in my home year after year for many years to come!.
Response: You're very welcome dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thank you for the lovely snowflake card. Green is one of my favorite colors and I love the 3d effect of the snowflake. Thank you also for the lovely extra snowflake inside. Have a wonderful Christmas! I apologize for the late rating.
Response: You're very welcome dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: She is beautiful, thank you. I really love that you got two of my themes dark and fairy, fantastic combination. I will certainly treasure her both as my first Dotee Doll and more so because of her beauty. :D
Response: It's so much fun to make something personalized for someone I really don't know and have it work! (";) Welcome to the world of Dotees, and thx for the heart and kind comments dear! Hugs, Tery
Comment: I love the Santa with his very tall order of Christmas presents. I am certain the cat was going to some very happy person, too. Thank you for adding to my snowflake ornament collection. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you.
Response: It was my pleasure dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely sparkley Christmas card with the great snow scene. We just had an unusual snowfall here and it looks just like the card. Thank you for the delicate snow flake which I will be using as a decoration here. Merry Christmas.
Response: You're very welcome dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (Snow in Victoria already? Oh dear!)
Comment: Terry, BEST CARD EVER!! Not just my fave Xmas colors and of course the deer, but sparkly AND flocked?? I may have to glue this one to something after the holidays, LOL! Thank you so much also for the sparkly snowflake! It's snowing here tonight so I think it may have magical snow powers! :OD
Response: I bought those cards last year, and when I got you as a partner for this swap, I POUNCED on them! lol So glad you like it! And so sorry I sent the snow! (";) Thx for the heart dear! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Love the Santa fab that you chose. Also, thanks so much for the extra 9" strip of fabric---the neutral will be a great addition to my quilt. Make sure to get everyone to take a pic of their quilts. And thanks so much for hosting this swap.
Response: Glad you liked it dear - and thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry (I am planning another swap to "nudge" people into making their quilts...)
You are so thoughtful! I loved your choices! I like that you are one of those 'attention to detail' people,,,,,, I used to be an anal spelling, grammar, formatting nut as well but I have relaxed my standards. Sometimes unintentionally! Anyway, THANK YOU!
Response: Glad you like them dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: I will have you know my commentation is very valid! Just because I use chicken wire and house paint doesn't mean it's not--it's called folk commentation!! (I loved your comment in this swap, you made me laugh. :D Thank you!)
Response: You're very welcome dear, and thx for the laughs too! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thank you and greetings to a fellow Canadian. Weather is great here, today. We are mowing the lawn as the grass is growing from all the rains recently. Thank you for the card and I would love to visit the museum there. Hearts to you.
Response: We have had a lot of rain too, but it is cool. We have so many museums here, it would take you weeks to get through all of them! Thx for the heart dear! Hugs, Terry
I was so happy to receive your package with not 5, but EIGHT beautiful and diverse postcards... I loved them all!
On a plus note... all my life I´ve wanted a mailbox but never had one, can you beleive it?? So I bought one a few months ago but just put it up finally yesterday. Your package was the first thing ever to get the mailbox treatment! It was such a treat to come home and actually open a mailbox to get my mail. If I could give you 10 Hearts, I would. =)
Response: How perfect - so glad you received a fullsome package the day you inaugurated your new mailbox! Thx for the heart dear! Hugs, Terry
Comment: I am in LOVE with this fabric!!! I love the blue flowered print you picked out and it goes wonderfully....and then to send me an extra matching piece...you really went above and beyond! I am so tickled with this umbrella fabric!! It is really adorable!! I hate sending things to Canada because your darn postal service seems so slow....but when it comes to getting fabric I love it because I see fabrics that we don't have here. I really, really love both of these pieces and the only problem is that now I want to work out a project using them and neglect all my current projects! Thank you for such an awesome package! You deserve many, many hearts!
Response: It was certainly my pleasure to put this all together for you Ky, and thx for your kind comments and the heart! But I have to tell you that both of those fabrics were purchased in the US - one in a little quilt shop in NC and the other in a huge fabric store in GA. (";) Hugs, Terry
Comment: Terry the fabrics are perfect! And what a doll you are to send both. Thank you for all you have done. Happy Needles! Theresa
Response: Yay! So happy they work for you dear and thx for the heart! You should be in good shape to join the second group Matchmaker swap by the time it rolls around this fall - hope to see you in it! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thats a funny story that I should try as my husband HATES avocados as well :( Thanks for the boston and pug drawing ♥ I just saw that those were stamps and not stickers, those are cool, I wish we had them at our PO! Thanks again lol
Response: My pleasure dear - thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Your package came today, hope you get mine soon, too! Love the things you picked out and things you made, too ... how fantastic to have a friendly elf to MAKE me address labels!!!! Hope you didn't stay up all night like the elves that helped out the old shoemaker ^..^
Response: Glad you like your package Lou - it was a pleasure to put it together for you (the elves work very well on their own, thank goodness). Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Thank you for the cool poem. Sadly Canada Post covered part of it though I did read what I could see
Response: The tape the PO uses can usually be carefully peeled off without affecting the writing undermeath. In any case, here is the complete poem:
The Storm: I travelled but once
Knowing no other road,
The driver in me weakly bowed
To the edict of the skies:
I was alone and afraid.
(from The Doomsday Key
by James Rollins)
Thx for rating!
Comment: This is actually the first handmade postcard I have ever received, and I really like it--thanks! One of the brads went missing in transit, but surprisingly the rest of the card is in perfect condition! I was always afraid of trying to make and send cards that were not all one solid piece, but I guess it works! :]
Response: Glad you liked it - maybe taping the back of the brad would have been a good idea - will keep that in mind for next time. Thx for the heart dear! Hugs, Terry UPDATE: I wanted to give credit to the person who made the cute PC: @17Papergoddess.
Comment: Haha, good to know you also had the problem to find nice dishtowels! And- I LOVE the ones you send me! Wooow! Thank you soooo much! And I really like the extras you send me - brilliant socks! haha! Great swap deary, as well! :D
Response: it was a pleasure swapping with you dear! Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Wow, I just feel so spoiled with all the cards you sent. I absolutley love the ones you made the best!! But they are all so special and pretty. Thank you for your generosity. I really do like your style and they seem quite elaborate to me. :-)
Response: So glad you like them dear - thx again for your patience, and for the heart! Hugs, Terry
Comment: Terry You Rawk! What an awesome swap I am glad that I was your partner. I love the altered Barbie. You did a fantastic job on her. What an imagination you have! Thank you so much for being a super great swap partner!
Response: Thx for the rating dear (our little secret! lo). More to come... Hugs, Terry UPDATE: So glad you like your Barbie dear - and thanks again for your kindness and patience. Hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs, Terry
Comment: Oh my goodness gracious! I know that you did not buy me that WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL cat necklace! It is soooo pretty, and I just love it! What an AWESOME birthday surprise that was. (Yah, I definitely did NOT save it for my birthday when I saw the name on the package) You are just awesome!
Response: I am so glad it arrived safely, dear - I hope you have a lot of fun wearing it! Thx for the heart! Hugs, Terry