Comment: The card was adorable and I loved the gingerbread men so cute (can't wait to add them to this years Christmas journal)! If you are in the city again near Christmas, make sure you ride the retro subways cars for the holiday. It's my son and my current Christmas fav!
Comment: I feel like I hit the jackpot with all the ephemera goodies. I went through all the stuff slowly with my cup of tea. This made me smile. Thanks for going way beyond what was required of the swap. It was a pleasant surprise ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Are you kikdding me....... A M A Z I N G!! What and absolute amazing day for me standing in the usual Seattle POURING down rain at my uncovered mailbox. The metal stamped tags, ridiculous vintage lace, the black and white photo (Im curious what year it was taken in - (40-50's?) the ribbon well I could go on and on there is so much .....But I have to also say that the envelope was so unique and amazing and I loved the machine sown edging you had with the layered vellum(?) and paper.......... WOWZA your amazing...... thank you and I would rate you a 100 if I could.
Response: Oh, I am touched by your enthusiasm~what a gift! Thank you for the acknowledgement !
Comment: *Beautiful* card and lovely message, thank you! The beautiful enclosed postcard is a treat too. Just a heads up: it was hard to know who had sent me the card, since neither your last name, your Swap-bot name, nor name of the swap was on it. I did a little detective work (looking at postmark, reading profiles, etc) and was able to track you down in order to rate, but not everyone might be able to do that. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Wow - so many awesome features to your swap! I love the card, the fun retro postcard and your message (which I may start using myself, by the way - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery). Thank you so much! Merry Christmas xo
Comment: Anna, thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and all the wonderful goodies inside! I didn't realize at first that the Norman Rockwell pictures were actually playing cards, but what a wonderful idea! They are perfect for projects! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Christmas card and postcard of the ski resort.
I adore the car with christmastree on it. It has a nice place in our christmastree now. Thanks for this lovely swap.
Happy holidays and may the joy be with you.
Comment: Holiday greetings from Illinois,
Ok I like black & white themed colored cards, but I had to do a double take on your card. It just took me a second to realize it was a Christmas card. I appreciate the bird sticky notes and stamped saying too. Thank you for being my partner.
Merry Christmas & Happy Swapping tooðŸŒ²
Response: Oops! Just saw this ~ wish you'd messaged me. Gotta to have the old lost in the mail trick.
May a send you a Valentine card to fill the void?
February 6, 2017 ~ since I've not received a reply, I'm sending you a Valentine's Day card anyway. If this doesn't arrive, please message me as your address might be incorrect. thanks!
Comment: Today is Feb. 6, I sent you a message on Jan.3 and it is still unread. I see you were on the site Jan 15. I will gladly change this rating if you will communicate and/or resend. Card received Nov 17, thanks.
Response: OMG! I've been out of tough. Sorry to see this. What seems to be the issue? And can I help??
Comment: Oh, so you do read this, but you haven't responded to my PM. Your rating me a 1 was shameful.
Response: Wow! that was fast-6days from send to rate! Yeah! You are so welcome - happy to have pleased you!
Yes, you do have the ability to retract accolades! Yet, in your heart, you know what I sent was stellar! Sorry you are bitter . .
Comment: I received your package today. I just wanted to let you know that I was so touched with the amount of time you obviously put into this swap. It made me feel so special that someone would do that for me. You are very creative and your presentation is stunning. I wish you lived close to me so I could craft with you, lol! Thank you so much.
Response: Awww, thank you, Mindy! I am tickled to have pleased you. Hope you're as happy with the contents of each parcel (hee-hee)
Comment: Swap-Bot really needs to implement an above and beyond swapper rating - like gold hearts or a X10 option, because you definitely deserve both. I am completely blown away by the AMAZING upcycled watch you sent me. It's absolutely gorgeous! (I'm also feeling a little worried that the one I made isn't nearly this wonderful. Hopefully you like it though) Thank you so much for hosting a really cool swap and for sending not only such a beautiful piece of jewelry, but also a treasure trove of extra goodies!
Response: Wow! Such accolades! I am thrilled to have pleased you so. Thank you!
Comment: Just received my "M"! I love it...lots of bling and I love the personal touches you added such as the bird and the bottle. Lovely wrapping as well. Thank You!
Response: I'm thrilled to hear you love my creation! I wanted to tell you-the rhinestone piece top left w/ the velvet ribbon is a 40's belt buckle-hard to see that w/ it attached. Thanks for participating in my swap!!
Comment: Anna! I cannot find words to say what a treasure I found in that huge box that arrived this afternoon . . . You have made something incredibly beautiful! I am in awe of your creativity and skill. The dictionary is so perfect for the retired English prof. and it is so elegant and just gorgeous. I will find the perfect place to display it in my home that is full of antique furniture. It will be quite at home here. Thanks you so much---and I cannot imagine how many hearts I'd give you if it were possible. The added extras, especially the hat pin in the little pincushion, are wonderful. Thank you, thank you!
Comment: Thanx for my unique box of goodies! Never did get an altered egg carton before! I adore the button flowers, crinkle ribbon, old jewelry, fabric and more! Did you make the little fabric circles/flowers? So cute! Happy Arting!
Response: I do appreciate your acknowledgement-pleased to have made you happy! And, yes, those are 'yo-yos' (a quilter's thing)
Comment: I love this ATC. Very cute and obviously not thrown together. I appreciate the time it looks like you spent not only on the ATC but the sewn ATC envelope as well. I bought a small sewing machine about a year ago. I just want to learn the basic stitches to use on my ATCs/journals. Well, it's still in the box :-/ Someday. Thank you for everything. Love it all!
Response: Thank you for your kind words -my heart sings knowing you appreciate my 'art' And get that machine unpacked - you'll be a pro/addicted in no time!
Comment: love it. The sewing is really cool. The charm is neat too! And the extras are great. The photos are fun and will be fun to use. The notepad is a hoot. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Response: Your commentary is a bonus to my send-warms my heart to know it all pleases!
Comment: Ohhhhhh Anna, I just got home after working 14 hours and your box was waiting for me. The bag is so beautiful! I love all the fabric you picked and the antique embroidery piece is amazing. My laptop will fit perfectly inside along with all my files. I can hardly believe that you sent what I needed the most. Since I am working out of two buildings I have been hefting around the lap top and all the items I will need for the day. This will be so amazing to use. You are very talented. I am just learning to sew with the help of my mom. I am no where near your perfection (hint - you will see for yourself) Even the paper bag is soooo cool that I will be keeping it. The swap was just amazing and your just amazing! Thank you. Hugs & 1000 Hearts. Hugs, Mona.
Comment: I just love the burlap flower you made! It looks so cute on my tote bag. Thank you for a great send. Hope we swap again soon!
Response: Oh, I just saw your email -I am thrilled to hear you say I am 'generous' I was fearful I had offended by sending extras since you do not. And you are so very welcome for the Coke caps, fabric selvages & the antique bottle in addition to the burlap broach. I enjoyed created for you!!!
Comment: Wow Anna, BEST swap-box package ever, no exaggeration. So much care was put into it, I have to break it down piece by piece (in no particular order)!
1. Packaging. Fabulous! I love the cigar box and twine, and the rolled up waxed scroll with fabric pieces as cushion inside the box. So great!
2. The handmade fingerless gloves in the BEST colors. I donâ€™t think I even have my love of those listed on my profile but I adore them. So you get extra points for being a talented knitter AND a mind-reader!!
3. Those candies are to-die for. Iâ€™m going to try to ration them to one-a-day. So yummy; thank you!
4. Packet of black & white photos. My weakness. I love these so much. As I look at them try to put together a story. These will keep my imagination occupied!
5. The beautiful candle with the moon tie. SO up my alley. This will sit on my desk and be admired for â€˜many moonsâ€™ wink wink
6. The Scrabble tray and letters spelling out EmJayBe. Will also find a place for it on my desk. Real estate there is precious but this deserves a spot.
Youâ€™re the best! I will admit that my faith in swap-bot has wavered a bit recently, but people like you make it worth the effort. I truly canâ€™t wait until our paths cross again. I am â€˜inâ€™ for any future private swaps you want to participate it. Many thanks are not enough!!! Mary
Response: Your heartfelt & eloquently articulated gratitude brings tears to my eyes. Your appreciation is greater than any effort on my part. So happy to hear the yarn colors pleased - that was the delay - I made one glove B&W w/ red, and thought it lackluster, so I started over.
My day on the ambulance was rough, I will open yours tomorrow on my day off-when I'm focused. 'Talk' to you soon!
Comment: Anna,you never fail to impress me with your creativity and generous swaps!! The angel wings are so beautiful and I appreciate the personalization:) I love the vintage doll planter. I have a couple of them and am thrilled to add this one to my collection!! Thanks & hugs for a perfect swap:)
Response: You are a delightfully grateful receiver - your appreciation is a great reward. My pleasure to have you to create for.
Response: So nice of you to say thank you; however, I have not sent out my card for Mega Merry Christmas.
Good luck unraveling this situation!
I do understand with all the card swaps how it gets confusing!
Comment: Thank you Anna! I love everything! The bottle is awesome, I must find more of these. The quilting squares and design cards are great. Where did you get the book cover from, I didn't know you can purchase them this way and will be great for my scrapbooking. Wish I can give you more than one heart! Merry Christmas!
Comment: What a delightful card you sent. Thank you for joining this swap and making it fun for me. Did you go ice skating? I've never been on ice skates. I had enough trouble standing on roller skates. Happy swapping in 2014.
Comment: Anna, your card and its kindness were delivered and opened during a snow storm. This particular morning, I was feeling mournful and sad about a friend I recently lost. My constant joy is skiing, being alone.. and skiing. This special person shared and taught me this joy and we spent many fun winter days in a cabin near Smiley Creek (where I first learned to ski).. I was going to stay in and feel sorry, but your words, "hope you have a passion that brings joy to your worldâ€¦" meant so much and got me up and on that mountain for three fun, tiring, joyful hours. Thank you.
Response: Your open heart has warmed mine!
Thank you for sharing! Isn't it just amazing how we perfect strangers can touch one another's lives.
Love to you in the days ahead . . .
Comment: I am hoping this is the one the card was for, I have you as a partner in 4 different exchanges, and you forgot to write on this card which one it was for. I have them all written down and I will get it sorted out. You would be surprised how many people comment on either my streets name or my towns name, lol.
Response: Thank you, and it has absolutely been my pleasure to send to you, we seem to have alot in common.
Happiest of days ahead . .
Comment: I hope you are the right Anna. You forgot to write the swap name. Anyhow, the card you sent me is very beautiful. I love horses. My husband's brothers and their spouses and kids all have horses and are passionate about roping. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Awesome, awesome, awesome altered book. Wow! I love all the detail; the ruffled ribbon. my initial J, the altered book pages, the feathers, butterfly, flowers, mirror, colored bows, altered bird tags, assorted fibers, glittered mini clothes pin and assorted stamps. I love it and you did a great job and I can tell you spent A LOT of time on it. Very awesome artistic piece. Thank you.
Response: Wow! What an enthusiastic reception! Giving to you is FUN. Wish more receivers & givers were as genuine as you are. I really appreciate your comments.
Comment: Thank you for the socks! ETA: Their toe parts don't match and one has colour change on back, another on side. Are you sure this is your true talent? ETA after response: ...especially as these plain stockinette socks took you 50 hours? I really have no issue with them being made of scraps, but rather with basic quality.
Response: Why, yes, this is the style - scrappy chic! Sorry they do not appeal to you; however, you must appreciate that I put 50+ hrs into the making just for you...my heart was in the right place. Your unkind reception makes my heart ache.
Comment: OMg i love it all so much,Even from teh quaker oats tube down to the zillion corks,I loved my Tussie and fill adored the noisemaker (added to my collection ) squeeled at the bead spider and love the blood filled syringe pen love all the things you made my tussie from,Adore the boo stamped ribbon and everything else 100 hearts i would gIve if i could,Thankyou.
Comment: Anna! Thank you so much for my wonderful package. It felt like Christmas when I was sifting through all the bits and pieces inside, and it has brightened my week no end! I especially love the socks, the cake cases, and the glass bottle (which is already playing host to some wildflowers on my windowsill.) Plus I looove the way you wrapped everything in sewing pattern paper! It's lovely to have come across somebody who shares the same approach to making packages as I do, and yours was just the remedy I needed after so many disappointments. Thank you again for being so thoughtful and generous, and for taking part in my swap to begin with. Please do feel free to send me a message if ever you get the spare time for a private swap. :) xx
Comment: Anna, Wow! I literally did a little gasp when I opened your package. My first set of gloves. What's more, is they fit. I have in mind an altered project with them, the doilie and the stick pins. Such lovely pins. I may just have to wear them on my lapel to church tomorrow. Thank you is not enough. Wish I could give you many thank yous. Bless your heart.
Comment: Wow! Amazing! I am in love with my Lavish Boo Banner! It is gorgeous. I love all of the details you put into it. You can tell it was a labor of love. The wrapping being a pattern was a fun touch. Thank you so much!
Comment: Wow. I am in awe. You are so CREATIVE!! I'm just amazed at the awesome "card" you sent! I can't get over all the little details!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I am truely inspired!!! Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Wow, Anna, it is such a lovely charm and beautifully wrapped and the loveliest letter ever. You are a great swapper and I feel really special having you as a partner. Thank you so much.
Response: My goodness what a fine acknowledgement! I want to send to you again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful stamped ribbon and then to top it off, you included all the wonderful goodies, the crocheted lace, board book and the pattern paper. Thank you so much for everything.
Response: Oh, those weren't intended as goodies, just packaging; happy to hear the bundle pleased!
Comment: WOW! Did I tell you WOW! What a cute tag. oved all the old bling and the pouch, the yo-yos all done up with bling, the tray it was on, the tag itself - just everything was fabulous. Now I feel like I didn't do anything on yours! But I do love mine. TY, my friend!
Comment: Thank you for such an exciting package. I was late to the postoffice at 5 o'clock and the postmaster saw me and came back in to give me the box. She said "This looks too fun to have to wait one more day!" Well, I hurried home and slowly opened the box of goodness to find the wonderful letter with such thought .Then the beautiful bag, on to the fabulous plate, the clown, the coasters, the little journal, the FABULOUS address plate and on and on! You wrapped all the items in such a unique way. These kind of packages come along only a few times but are what keeps me so excited about Swap-Bot. Thank you again for raising my feelings to a kid at Christmas. Hugs and 100 Hearts, Mona
Response: Your acknowledgement is touching. It's a pleasure to send to you & thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you, Anna, for the adorable pin!!.You always do exceptional work! The little girl in the bottle was so clever and just precious. The overall concept of the pin was so sweet!! I loved the trim you used around the edges also..You make use of brie boxes also, I see!! I loved the packing inside the box!! You always do such a wonderful job and it's always a treat to receive a swap from you... Happy Crafting!!
Response: Beth, you are a dear - what a nice acknowledgement! I surely appreciate your kind words and very happy to know that all was pleasing to you.
Comment: Wow!!! That was quite an "envie" you sent to me!!!!! Once again, I am totally in awe of your generosity with all of the lovely wine themed items you sent to me:) LOVE everything and can hardly wait to get them out on display for everyone to enjoy! Thank you for taking the time to pick out items that you just knew I would enjoy. Sending you a million hugs...just wish they could be hearts:)
Response: Oh, Lu, you are the most grateful receiver; I just love sending to you! I appreciate your rating, and in the end, hugs mean alot more to me than hearts.
Comment: You are such a generous giver!, sent so much, each piece already has a place in one of three quilt tops that I'm ready to cut out. I'm still in awe of how you pick and send something that I'm working on and need. Was so thrilled with the yoyo that you included, recognized that fabric from the feedsacks and love those hat pins. You and your gifts are very exquisite, thank you for your kindness.
Comment: What a fantastic swap! The tag itself was a work of art, and the trinkets were over the top! The second I pulled it out, I knew a necklace was in the future with that beautiful rhinestone and pearl piece! I love the little altered spool, the buttons, the lace. and the presentation! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Oh, I'm soo happy to hear it arrive safely & that you appreciate it. That piece is from an old pocket watch & a fav of mine too. Glad it has a happy home.
Comment: Once again your package was over flowing with the most beautiful fabric. The fabric with the basket of flowers, is an all time favorit print of mine going back into childhood when I was being taught to embroider, how could you know that?! I'm wanting to start on a quilt for a homeless woman, this fabric is perfect and I will start cutting on this week-end, the fabric is perfect for a pattern that I found. Once again you have abundantly given, would not beabled to give these beautiful quilts if it was not for you, thank you for caring for those who have not.
Response: Your childhood link to flower baskets & intention to make a female quilt - my sending these fabrics - I'm sure this is a sign of two souls connecting. I am privileged to provide goods for your labor of love. You make a difference in our world.
Comment: How did I get so lucky to get you 3x in swaps? I just wish everyone had an opportunity to swap with you and receive one of your FABULOUS swaps. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the altered gloves...what a wonderful idea to up-cycle a piece of jewelry to look like a ring!! And the gorgeous little black velvet bag...what a treasure...I am over the moon happy! I only wish I could give you a million hearts. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Response: Well, well, well! your reaction blows me away! Flattery will get you everywhere! :) With humble thanks I am delighted to receive your accolades.
Comment: Hey there, I am truly sorry for the late rate! I've had a huge backlog of mail! Thank you so much for the thoughtful envelope you put together for me. I absolutely loved it and it totally put a smile on my face when I opened it just 5 mins ago! :)
Response: Hurray! I appreciate you letting me know it arrived & that it pleased.
Comment: and RELAX :) your envelopes arrived today.. thank you so much.. i love the stitching and all the beautiful tags you included as well! The "dull people have plain envelopes" stamp made me chuckle.. really cute idea! Would love to swap with you again :)
Response: Awww, thank you soo much for the kind words & speeding rating. Me too about swapping - lets keep in touch!
Comment: LUV the Martini Glass in the vintage theme!!!!! I have it displayed in my dining room for everyone to admire:) The colors you used go with my style in that room! Thank you for being a thoughtful swapper!
Response: I am soo happy to hear this - appreciate it & the quick-as-a-wink rating! You create great swaps! It's my pleasure to participate.
Comment: What a FUN set of envelope techniques you sent in your stitched envelope! I LOVE how you decided to illustrate each technique on it's own envelope, so that I can actually use them. [It gives me some ideas for Round #2 that I will host soon.] Your "dull people have plain envelopes" rubber stamps - what a hoot! Love it! Thank you for making my day!!
Response: You are a sweetheart - extra special to send to & receive from. Hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: I enjoyed your card a lot. Thanks for taking the time to decorate it! And I love BIG cards, too! P.S. We were just a the MOA. I tried the oxygen bar for the first time (didn't do a think for me) and got a foot massage (I'd definitely do that again) and ate an apple crepe (I'd recommend that!).
Comment: Thank You So Much for so many beauty samples. I like them all. Also I loved your handmade enveloppe and very nice note ;) so how come youv been to Geneva so many time ? Will you come again soon ? :) please let me know. happy swapping <3
Response: Zoey 1440(swap coordinator) rated 5 heart w/ Wow for the identical swap. This send was just as over-the-top as are all of my swaps.I realize you harbor a vendetta for me that would disallow any praise. Have a happy life!!!
Comment: Thank you for a 3rd fabulous package from you!!! Everything was lovely, but I especially loved the coin purse -- it's a treasure
Response: I love to indulge with treasures for my partner - so pleased to know that you enjoy the coin purse - I bought it just for you, but I did deliberate when it came time to pack it all up. I adored it too!
Comment: I didn't rate the right swap yesterday, because today the very happy maibox swap showed up, with a note! I got a super cute kitty, even the underside of the paws where painted! I've seen these before and thought about collecting them, but I haven't had the room (or money), which I have now (well, room at least ;P)! Thank you =)
Response: Oh, that's funny! Seems your ratings are interchangeable, tho. I am soo thankful to have had you for a partner - you are easy -to please, that is:>)!
Comment: This package was one of the most adorable parcels I have ever received! I loved the tin, where you put all those cute cupeliners in! And so many different cupliners, they are just great!! Thank you so very , very much.
Response: Oh, such accolades! I am pleased it arrived & even more pleased that you approve.
Comment: Ohhhhhhhhhhhh you just made me feel like being on cloud 9,I loooove love the fabric,you are just increadible Anna,thank a million for the most wonderful package EVER. Really am speechless =) thank you,dankeschÃ¶n.YvonnieÂ°Â°
Response: Wow, what an acknowledgment! I am humbled. I'm glad to hear this one made it. You are soo welcome. Hope we can swap together again.
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely ice tea and charms sandwich =) "One day at the time" is a way of life for me, I have no idea what tomorrow is going to be like anyway. Great idea sending the swap in a tin, I'm definitely reusing it! I really hope I'm rating the right swap now, your lovely note was missing that vital piece of information. I do that a lot too, the longer the note the bigger chance of it not having the swap name in it ;P
Response: Right swap/partner - You are soo welcome! Thanks for creating this swap - has been soooo much fun!
Comment: A tag of sighs-this was just the most beautiful thoughtfull swaps everI cant thankyou enough i love everything you put in there and the way you presented it was just so lovely.To think i now have a piece of paris that really came from Paris,You have been but i only dream of going.Thankyou for a tag that shall stay as it is for quite a while admired on my craft table.She sighs and wishes she could heart you more..
Response: What a lovely acknowledgment. You are soo very welcome!
Comment: Hi Anna. Thank you so very much for the lush yarn. I can't wait to create something with it. I wish I could give you an extra heart for including the lovely fabric for my mom. Thanks again....Teresa
Response: Yea, thanks for letting me know it arrived and that it pleased!
Comment: Hi Anna
Thank you so much for the wonderful Eric Carle envelope, the sweet note and the awesome fabric! I love that you sewed the envelope closed; I've often wondered how a piece like this would make it through the mail and it is pristine! This is also my first swap since the strike has ended and what a spectacular way to get back in! Thank you so much! :0)
Comment: Anna, you have truly spoiled me rotten. I love the doilies, especially the long rectangular one. I have a perfect window sill for it. Bless your heart. Please look at my blog and follow so we can stay connected: www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com
Coleen in Ukraine
Comment: Hi Anna, my mailbox exploded with happiness seeing your beautiful art envie! I loved the unusual and pretty textures and the gorgeous three other envelopes you included! Thank you so much! Dixie
Response: I appreciate your heartfelt gratitude & happy to hear it finally showed up!
Comment: What a beautiful job Anna! I really love this block and you do wonderful embroidery work. Thank you for the cute drawstring bag too...love this package! I'd love to swap again with you for embroidery work...ANY TIME!
Comment: Thank you Anna, for another great swap! I love how you always include things i have never seen before, like the 1/4 inch seam tool, must try that out! I love the (vintage?) trim too, lovely colors!!
Comment: Anna - this was such a wonderful package! The craft apron is just beautiful and I will wear it often. The fabrics are gorgeous and European looking - which I love - and the paper trimmer, etc is so awesome! thank you thank you thank you!!! Your note was the special finishing touch and so friendly and sweet. Blessings to you for making my day! As soon as my husband came home I ran to get it and show him. You have spoiled me, Dear One! And - how did you know I need a paper trimmer ... ?!!
Response: Oh, your review is soo flattering! Thank you for the glorious words. I just love cheerful receivers!!! And am very happy to have pleased you so.
Comment: Hi Anna! Sorry it took me so long to rate you - I love this sewn envelope with the mother on the tree branch bed looking at her sweet son. It must be a bedding ad, but it's gorgeous! Thanks too for the stitched folder with paper hearts, the cigar label postcard with your sweet message & the pattern envies. All in all a wonderful postal package, thank you so much! I hope we're partnered again too. Take care ;)
Response: I'm soo happy it didn't get lost - things do, you know! And I'm glad you approve.
Comment: I have never seen more beautiful fabric than what you have sent to fullfill this swap, have I died and gone to fabric heaven? Anna, I didn't even know that you could still buy this quality of fabric in the USA. To say thank you would not even begin to express the gratitude that I feel. Sure hope someone treats you as richly as you have done for others. Loved the hat pin!
Response: I appreciate your speedy rating and your exuberant praise. I am humbled! Your gratitude overwhelms & inspires me. I also am inspired by your quilting for the homeless - you have a beautiful heart!
Comment: Anna... What a delightful package. Just perfection. You could not have pleased me more. The hanky is lovely and I 've got to tell you that the key with tassel made my day. I know my daughter-in -law will love my little bag also but it's mine. haha. Thank you so much for everything. Tuesday
Response: Creating for you was pure ease - we are sooo alike. Would love to meet up again - to swap or, better yet, to shop!
Comment: thank you for the fun filled package, i already have a place for some of this.....its really nice connecting with you. the post card is breathtaking, one day i will have to come out your way, then we can meet up..... :) glad you had a good time in Nova Scotia, thats on my bucket list of things/places to concur..... :-)
Response: You are sooo welcome! Keep me in mind when you head west - I've spare bedrooms!
Comment: I feel like a kid at Christmas! Anna Yates NAILED IT -- ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL PACKAGE! Made my day! Awesome fabric, an addicting magazine, and lots of neat stuff! LOVE IT! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Response: Oh, you are so sweet! Glad you liked the package and you can see why I subscribed to that mag, huh? You are so welcome! Your response made my day!
Comment: Oh what a fun box I had waiting for me in the mailbox! I totally agree, I think the process was more than half the fun of this swap but I'm pretty sure I can find a use for everything in there. ;) Thanks again!!! â™¥
Comment: WOW! What a fun package. 1st, I love how you made the envelop. Excellent idea! I love pink and I love ALL the fabrics that go together perfectly. Love the wooden spools...never enough thread. Age is as old as you f eel! Thank so much for everything! Hope we cross again soon.
Response: What a lovely note & I appreciate knowing it all pleased you. I enjoyed this swap too!
Response: I'm sorry my re-send wasn't special to you - I tried to recreate the magic of the one missing-in-action. Please let me know if there was a specific issue with this resend - I'm sad to not have brightened your day.
Comment: Love it, Love it, Love it!!!! I love the tote you found, I can't believe you didn't keep it for yourself ( I would have)LOL! The hand applique and embroidery work is amazing and I love the colors. Sounds like you found a wonderful goodie for yourself also, aren't garage sales the best? I also love the bookmark. Wish I could give you more hearts because you really picked out something perfect for me. Hugs, Nancy
Response: Oh, it just tickles me to hear it works for you. Thanks for saying all these kind words - your gratitude is a huge payoff.
Comment: SURPRISE!!!! -guess what was in my mail box when i got home tonight!?!? thank you for everything! I love it, the wand did not fair so well but it can be repaired and it will be hung on my wall of 'loves' THANK YOU and enjoy your visit to Canada.
Comment: Anna, Thank you for the wonderful charm pack you sent me. I love, love, love the fabrics. I am also so impressed with your packaging and soldering skills. This package absolutely made my day. You are an amazing swap partner. Hopefully we will be partners again soon and I can spoil you, as you have spoiled me. Thanks, Jeanette
Response: You are too flattering - I am humbled. It was a pleasure creating for you. And I, too, hope we get to do this again.
Comment: WOW! I really appreciate the thought you put into this swap, as well as the beautiful note you enclosed. I have already dressed a couple of wine bottles with the "Asian" clothing you sent. The bottles will soon be empty, and I will add heads and hair to create some stunning dolls! :-) The chopsticks are beautiful, but I REALLY love that you included chopstick rests. AWESOME!!! I'd award more hearts, if I could. <3 <3 <3 Thank you so much for sending such a lovely package.
I loved the notecard you sent. If it was hand-crafted, I'd love to know how you made it. If it was store-bought, I'd love to know where you purchased it. So pretty!
Response: You are such a grateful receiver - what a delight to send to you! I sure hope we get to do this again!!! Oh, the card - a friend who's learning to tat made 'em for me. I'm no help as I don't tat . . .
Comment: I knew as soon as the boys brought in the mail that the box was from you!! I always love the pretty tape ;) Then I opened it and squealed! I love the beautiful martini glass and all the fibers and super charms! My next martini will be the best ever! The crocheted table cloth is a great find. Thank you so much. Wish I was there to help with the horses...they are my FAVE animal....(I love them so much I think even there poop doesn't stink!). Maybe one day I can visit, I haven't been on a horse since I was a little girl..
Response: Oh, Mary, thank you for letting me know it showed up in one piece - I was concerned. You just gave yourself away w/ the poop comment - dang cowgirl! You could be my BFF if we lived closer. For sure, I'd 'let' you clean stalls! (tee-hee)
Comment: I am stunned by the generosity of your package. Stunned. Thank you for the beautiful handmade napkins - they're so soft! Thank you for the reusable bag - I haven't seen one with that kind of clever snap to keep closed, and I like it! (The stuffable ones I have keep popping their snaps and zippers, boo.) Thanks for the gorgeous evil eye talisman - just so perfect! It keeps drawing my attention and stopping me for a moment to admire. Thank you. Hope you have a fabulous day.
Response: You deserve everything I sent for this BIG Profile Surprise. And thank you for your detailed appreciation and rating.
Happy Mother's Day!
Comment: Anna ~ (my new best friendâ¤) ~ I am so sorry I mixed up rating the right swaps. I "LOVE" my mailbox cure. The pin cushion jar is adorable, I love the pins and the things in the jar ~ awesome! What I thought was very clever was the material..........stuffing yet I can use it! Thank you so much!!!!!
Response: Oh, yeah, you got mine! and didn't change that great rating :-) Warms my heart to hear you are satisfied with it all!
Comment: Hey, I hate to be bad and encourage your "lack of self control", but I LOVE it that you sent me extra fabric and I've had to fight off the rest of my family for this chocolate...from PARIS...this is the closest I'll probably ever get to Paris. Thank you dear for making me feel special!
Response: Well, you ARE special - and I'm so happy to know that you are pleased. Thank you for rating.
Comment: How lucky!! TWO swaps from you!!! One of the BEST swaps EVER!!! You deserve many more hearts!! The packet is to -die -for!! I also LOVED your sweet note and the spoon! Maybe we can do a private swap sometime. Maybe..in June? Thank you SO much again! It was all lovely!!
Response: You are such a delightful receiver ! And, yes, I'd love to do a 1 on 1 with you sometime. Again, thank you for rating
Comment: Hearts and hearts and hearts.........!!
Thank you SO much for such a wonderful swap!! I love the pretty bags, how kind of you to send three. I will have a GREAT time creating with the doilies! You are a wonderful swapper!!!!
Response: I am flattered! Your sincere comments warm my heart - I'm soo happy to please! Creating for you was a joy - thank you for the great rating!
Comment: Positively Awesome! loved everything! You made my day:) Great picture,I can tell you can take care of yourself! wearing necklace now and going to hang up towel as its to nice to use. great envie too.Thanks so much:)
Response: My, what a quick rating! Makes me happy to hear that you approve of my send - thank you!
Comment: I knew I was giving you a heart before I even opened your package. The clever way you sealed the package was heart worthy all alone. I'm going to try that in the future :-) thank you for the goodies. Everything is awesome. The fabric is FABULOUS and so is the soap. Thank you again for this oh sooo cool swap. Made me day :-) Happy Swapping.
Response: Oh, thank you for the kind words & the uber quick rating - it tickles me to know that you are pleased.
Comment: Hi Anna! Good thing you have that crown ready because you are The Queen of Swaps!!! I love the sewn envelopes that you made! How creative! And the embroidered card is precious! Thank you, too, for your kind words about teachers; they are truly appreciated! I hope that you will let me know the next time you are in Oregon! We have a countryside filled with wineries where you might just find a good Chardonnay! Enjoy your beautiful surroundings and I will look forward to crossing paths with you again! Take care, Karen
Response: Yes, Karen, I am thrilled that you are pleased! I am looking forward to meeting you some day soon. Thank you!
Comment: The yoyos are wonderful! And the quilt blocks - whoever made them had mad skills - the workwomanship is aboveboard. Even the card you sent is great - all in all, a wonderful package. Thanks so much! Carol
Response: Oh! I am sooo happy to hear that you are pleased! Thank you for letting me know
Comment: Thank you so much Anna, for the great fabrics, Cas loves them, and i will sure use them for his quilt.
I don't recall if i told you allready, but i gave birth to a girl (named Noor) on april 5th, she is doing great, just has some problems taking the bottle wich is normal for a preemie...she will be home probably later this week!
Comment: When I figure out how to give 50 hearts I will give them all to you Anna! I loved the packaging so much that I didn't even open it for about an hour - trying to figure out how to not mess it up. When I finally did I was blown away by all of the goodies. The buttons fell out in my lap and I knew I was in for a treat! I am in love with everything!!! Thanks for the extra fabric and treats. I will swap with you anytime!!!
Response: Your words definitely express your exuberance! It tickles me to know that you appreciate what I sent - thank you!
Comment: lol, thanks so much for the bottle caps. You just experienced what I experienced a few months ago...and I know exactly how it feels. The best of intentions were there, and they arrived in the most wonderful envelope with a couple nice and unexpected surprises. Thanks for everything!
Response: OMG! You are so kind for the heart - my bottle caps missed the mark of quality! You are the fastest rater on Swap-bot - I thank you!
Comment: Anna-What a sweet package! I love the way you did the envelope-The candle holders are sooo cute! The dishclothes are awesome! Those handmade cotton ones are the best! I tried to make one last year, mine is not so lovely....I don't knit or crochet well! Thanks for a nice swap!! = )
Response: You are such a grateful receiver! I just love putting swaps together for you!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely Yellows. I know just what I will use everything for. They are just perfect. Santa Rosa is just accross the bay and to the north of me. I live close to Walnut Creek and Concord. The weather was in the 80's here two weeks ago but yesterday it was cold and hailed so we never know. Thanks again for the lovely package.
Response: That's Spring for ya! Thanks for the super rating, California girlfiend! Hope we cross paths again . . .
Comment: anna i wish i could give you a hundred stars!!! i love love LOVE what you sent me
i am sleeping on my pillow case now and my table cloth is on my table
you made me so very happy and thrilled
honestly, i just love it so much. thank you for sending me such JOY !!! you are the best! kimberly
Comment: I love them, what type of paper have you used to line them? and my fav is the Potato one too. I love the Weird Al Yankovitch song about spuds, cant remember which song it is a take of of right now but one line is.... you go to Idaho just to watch potatoes grow.. hehehe I am a spud lover from birth I think. anyway, thanks for the envies
Response: thanks for the giggle! If you need spuds down under, let me know!
Comment: Thank you very much for taking that trip to Sephora, lol. I absolutely received a bag designed and customized to fit the Queen in me. You were so quick in sending, I hadn't even gone to check out your profile...once I received it, and looked over your profile, I figured you would have perfect swaps with all hearts, but it seems some people "love" what they receive yet do not rate a heart along with their 5. I, on the other hand, give credit where credit is due, and my Lady, this package was Fabulous! From the hair bands, which I totally use and prefer for myself and my girls, to the actual makeup back- totally me(please excuse the valley girl talk, it comes out every now and then, especially when I am happy!)!!Then there is the Burts Bees lip shimmer balm= AWESOME! The tarte lash stain is so sweet, I can't wait to try it! Oh, and no the gum does not make my ass look big,lol. I also like the little mirror you picked out. To top it all off I almost didn't get to see what was inside because I was admiring the wrap job you did... I didn't want to mess it up! Thanks again, and I sure hope to return the favor one day ;)
Response: Wow, soo many flattering words! My ego is bulging - I might have to send treats to you weekly! lol a sincere thank you...
Comment: Well if that was an uninspired swap i cant imagine you inspired! First of all you sent me wool my new favorite thing!!! Love it! I am lip balm addicted and the pot you sent is lovely. And i currently have no gummy bears so you are right on the money there too!!! an the beautiful ribbon, and a oink Eiffel tower key chain makes me dream of going back to Paris! I know there are a bunch of other things and I liked them all. Thank you for a great swap that big green bottle was fun to find in my mailbox!!!!!
PS my son loves dice and my daughter knits so they both got goodies to and say thank you!!!
Response: Oh, Patumma, thanks for letting me know it arrived & I am delighted to hear that it pleased, not only you, but the whole family! You are a great receiver!
Comment: Anna-You are an over the top Supreme Swap Partner! Many thanks, your Majesty! So thoughtful of you-everything is awesome! We have lots in common and I am a wee bit jealous of your 'Free flights for life'.... The black lace you sent is gorgeous! I have not yet made pins with the dangle but after receiving yours, I will! Thanks so very much, this is a perfect example of what the swapping experience is supposed to be! = ) You made me smile all over my face....
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome key chain! Sun Valley looks awesome! That was so nice of you to include the map and post card all packaged up so nicely in the unique envelope! It really made my day that you were so thoughtful!! Thank you soo much! I loved it all :)
Comment: Wow. Wow! I am feeling so spoiled right now. The socks you made for me are so perfect! Thank you and lots of exclamation points! :) This gift from you has brightened what was already a pretty good day. Also, the way you packaged everything really added to the experience and made the anticipation grow...awesome! I almost don't want to wear them, to make them last. But I will. I am! I love them. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC and the wine extras! Just arrived home to find the envelope, which was lovely, and then your email. We've had some dreadfull weather, so the delay in arrival probably has to do with that.
Response: thank you sooo much for letting me know!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful coin purse. I love the colors and the little 3d embellishments. The pink rose, wine bottle card, deco tape, mirror and vintage hankie are perfect. My granddaughter is sitting by me looking at herself in the mirror admiring how pretty she is. Then she holds the mirror up to me and says how pretty I am. Perfect swap, you deserve lots of hearts. Thank you!!!
Response: Swap bot can be so rewarding when the receiver/giver are on the same plane - I'm so happy we 'worked' together. Thank you for letting me know
Comment: Anna, I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for such a wonderful parcel of goodies! It has been a long, hard week - kids have been sick, work particularly stressful, and when I recieved your parcel, I was ever so pleasantly surprised - and even a little misty-eyed! Everything you sent is just perfect! :) A million thanks, and Hugs~ Lori.
Response: Your genuine comments warm my heart! It's so rewarding when two swappers 'hit it off' like this - thank you soo much for letting me know all this!
Comment: You are soooo right Anna <3 I appreciate a fellow paperholic's few point on this swap. I love all the ones you sent me, but most of all the vintage lingerie piece, still figuring out a fun way to use it. Thank you for your generosity @--%---
Comment: Dear Anna,
Yay... your wonderful package arrived today. Love the ATC, particularly the beautiful metal flowers. Its lovely! Also...I'm thrilled at getting those 4 brand new felt sheets. I was just expecting small envelope so the huge package got me delightfully surprised. Thank you very much! :) My sister and I will make the best out of them. Have a great year ahead. Happy swapping! *hugs*
Comment: I have to start with the fact that the black and white polka dot tape put the biggest smile on my face!! Then you wrapped it in a sewing pattern...pretty sure that's genius!! I absolutely love the crocheted washcloth...Genius Idea on the Idaho towel too!! Such a great touch. I totally needed a new spoonula and its adorable. You did such a great job of wrapping things up...even my card was in a beautiful envelope. Thank you so much...I love it all ;)
Response: Awww.... thank you! I'm thinking we must be soul sisters in another life!
Comment: I really like how you decorated the tin. I was really curious to see what others would come up with. Going through the tin was like Christmas time. Such Fun! Favorites are the Dragon Fly pin, Eiffel Tower key chain and the little trinket that could be used with jewelry.
Response: OMG! I had no idea how much fun this was going to be - think I'm hooked! Thanks for rating & am grateful you approve.
Comment: Wow - the envelope was so cool I almost didn't want to open it! But when I did, I found an absolutely beautiful and creative ATC! I love the piece of old quilt, button and stitching - it's so unique! Thank you very much, Anna!
Comment: thanks for the multiplicity of items! I have to go relook at my page, as I actually do prefer postcards stamped and written. Thanks though for the extra and the pretty snowflake for my collection! Very thoughtful.
Comment: Hello Anna,
Thank you for the varied and unique ideas you sent for the Ultimate Year of Happy Mail #2--The Forgotten Craft Swap. First of all, I love how you sent your forgotten crafts--in your personal folder. As well, I love the ideas you sent--the varied and unique--the varied and unique supplies, varied and unique uses etc. I see me being able to make many of these and use them for varied gifts. I hope we get to swap more during 2011 and that we swap more "happy mails."