Comment: Deb!!!!!! You have done it yet again. Left me speechless!
I absolutely love your work. The time and care you put into your journals , it's astounding.
I wish I could give you 10 hearts!!'
Totally amazing !
I already have ideas flying from my creative bank
-again thank you my dear sweet friend <3
Response: Thank you for getting me into this obsession of mine now! LOL I love junk journaling, yours was beautiful as well. Thank you for swapping with me sweetie! <3
Comment: Sorry, thought I had rated you!!!
What a wonderful, awesome piece of work I received from you! This was so well put together and so entertaining! You had me laughing and crying!!!
Thank you for a wonderful journal I will cherish forever<3
Response: I loved swapping with you, thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh wow...where do I start! Terry loves the jerky that you sent for him and all the other stuff is fabulous. I love the zentangle Octopus, and the ami that you sent is adorable. The tote bag and the little bag and the magnet and the chocolate and tea. The T-shirt is awesome as well. Oh and the jelly, yummy! Thank you so so much! ♥♥♥
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it, thank you for swapping with me! I love my Georgia peach yummies, and I'm glad your hubby likes the jerky. Hugs from Alaska <3
Comment: You are the bestest! The sweater is so cooooool! And it is so soft and SPARKLY! I put it on and just wanted to cuddle up inside of it! You did a fantastic job for your first article of crocheted clothing - even my husband is impressed! I would give you a million HEARTS if I could - you are always a blast to swap with - thank you SO much! I love it (did I already say that?)!! I'll post a photo of me modling it soon - I think I'll try to wear it to work yet this week.... And I have to show it to my mom, and I have to snuggle with it.....
Response: Thank you for such kind comments :) I love swapping with you and am so happy you enjoy it! I'd love to see pictures of you wearing it. Thank you again for swapping with me, I still have your beautiful wall quilt hanging proudly in my bedroom and love it! Take care friend!
Comment: Yay!! I went to the post office today and the lovely box was there waiting for me!! Im glad i asked you to wait a bit before sending!! Thank you so much for this swap!! I loved all the items!! The stickers look so fun!! Also the chocolate bar!"!! Interesting hehehe, thanks for the cute nail art tooo!! xxxxxxxxxxxx
Response: Awesome! Thank you for swapping with me, I was about to re-send, can't believe it took that long to get across the pond! Happy Swapping :)
Comment: Oh I loved this package so much! I got home from dinner with my boyfriend and there the package was sitting in my mailbox! I was so excited! I have already eaten a package of coconut M&Ms already and hidden the rest because my boyfriend likes them as much as I do!
We will definitely have to do more private swaps together!
Response: Yay I'm glad you like them! Let me know anytime you'd like to swap again :) Take care!
Comment: Wow! Im speechless! I really don't know where to start, obviously the mukluks are just amazing, a one of a kind item that I feel so honored that you would send. A wonderful stack of books, the fireweed honey you made, the salmon jerky, etc. I will upload pictures to fb soon=) UPDATED FEBRUARY 10 2012. <3<3<3 You are such a wonderful swapper and I am so glad to call you friend. Thanks for the second package with the Wild Alaska DVD, calendar, Alaska map placemats (im going to laminate those babies), the information about Alaskan natives...did I mss anything?? You go above and beyond and I appreciate the learning experience you are helping me to create for the girls. I can not wait to come visit Alaska one day and meet you my friend!
Response: Yay I'm glad you enjoy everything! I hope the girls enjoy learning about Alaska :) I know the mukluks aren't really wearable but it might give an idea how the early natives made things. I also have a few things coming in the mail, a nicer map being one of them. Thank you for swapping with me and kiss your adorable girls for me! <3
Comment: Love the dragon. He's got great personality! Snow? Monday I took a photo of daffodils blooming in the front yard. Way too early for them. Stay warm, think positive, and only sweat riding your new bike! I'll keep my fingers crossed for your future surgery! See ya at the mail box!
Response: Daffodils! Oh I wish some were blooming in my yard right now :) All I see are moose tracks out there, haha. Thank you for the kind wishes, I really appreciate it! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the great Mandala!! I love the colors! I made mine from crochet cotton as well. Thank you so much for the postcards and especially the Alaska map postcard! I would love to visit Alaska!
Have a great day!!
Response: Wow it got there fast! I never know how long our mail will take from here sometimes. Thank you for such a kind rating, it was my pleasure to send to you. We love visitors here, I hope you get to make it someday!
Comment: lady, YOU rock.. seriously.. this mandala is so pretty (and smells good too) and all the yummy goodies (and HK goodness) was above and beyond.. what's funny - I eyeballed this tea in the store ;) You know me well.. Love you! XOXOXOXOXOXO
Response: Thank you for the kind comment, I was so excited to send to you! This was our first official swap, I believe :) Can't wait to swap with you again, Love you back! <3
Comment: Thanks!! I love all the yarn1 Especially the alpaca and the chenille yarn! I love funky colors and textures!! i only have one pic of one of the dotees I have made recently on my flickr page, for some reason I never thought to take pictures of them before I sent them out! but I am taking pictures from now on! Thanks alot! :)
Response: Oh yes take lots of pictures! I'd love to see them! I have alot of the chenille type, wasn't sure if you were into that...but I can definitely send more. Just let me know. Thank you for swapping with me!
Comment: Words cannot describe what a GENEROUS, THOUGHTFUL, and AMAZING person you are to pay such close attention to the detail of things I like! It was so much fun to open the bottomless Mary Poppins box with all the endless assortment of goodies you sent (especially loved the Alaskan goodies and the letter from you). You are a kind and wonderful swapper and I am a grateful recipient!!
Response: You are VERY generous, thank you for the sweet comments! I could never come close to showing you what an amazing person you are...I've been at the receiving end of your RAKs and you are a very wonderful swapper. Thank you for swapping with me, I still adore and look at your BOO banner everyday! :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the tote and the coaster. The little note block will work well on my desk, and what an amazingly cute postcard. I loved everything! Thank you so much, and I would love to swap with you again!!!
Response: you are too kind, thank you for the nice comment! I'm putting together a little something for you, in appreciation of you swapping with me:) thank you for swapping with me!
Comment: Thank you! Great package; I love the tote and the postcards you added! And the FQ is so cute! I actually made my little sister a bag out of that same fabric, so it's great to have more of it! Now I can make myself something too :D Thanks again =)
Response: Oh I'm glad you can use it! Thank you for the heart, happy swapping! :)
Comment: We sure do have LOTS in common! I can't believe I didn't list Jessie's Girl as one of my favorite songs! I have had an extreme crush on Rick Springfiled since I was a teenager,lol! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap!
Response: Oh my word, I love Rick Springfield too! I even named my oldest after his song! LOL Thank you for letting me host this swap, if you'd ever like another please let me know anytime :)
Comment: Thank you SOOO much for the wonderful package. Everything was so treat-y. I opened the package in the car. I was looking at everything and put it all back in the box. I went to put it on the seat and the spider fell out without me knowing. I jumped and then realized it was fake. Too Funny! What a fun package. THANKS!
Response: Oh I'm sorry I scared you! LOL I'm glad you had fun with it, thank you for the nice rating and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :)
Comment: Thankyou Debs for the lovely Autumn photos, the tree are beautiful and the colours are amazing. The view is lovely, and I'lluse one on my computer. thanks Deb for sharing your photos with me, love jennifer
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating, I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures, Fall is my favorite time of year! :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: I LOVE the apple dish clothes. They are too gorgeous to use! And thanks for the yarn. Now I just have to decide on a project!! Say are you a member of the Polar Bear Club? BRRRR. Thank you for all my goodies :)) Cathy
Response: Yay I'm glad you liked them! I haven't done the Polar Plunge but have always wanted to! It looks so fun, but I think I'd freeze up and drown LOL Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love the swap you chose. I am going to make the potholders this evening. The fabric is so much fun and you must have had an inkling that I needed new potholders, because I do. Thanks for being my swap partner.
Response: I'm so glad you need new potholders, have fun making them! I hope I made the instructions clear, if not, please pm me and I'll explain more thoroughly :)
Comment: Deb - you went above and beyond - AGAIN! My son wants to give the biggest humungeous THANK YOU for his cool bag & goodies. I read your letter to him and he now wants to go to Alaska!! Thanks again, I hope I can return the generousity some day!
Response: Yay I'm glad he liked it! I wanted to send it out early, so he can build up the anticipation of the holiday :) My kids are talking about it nonstop. Tell him Happy Halloween from me and hope he gets to visit here some day! :)
Comment: I wish I could add multiple hearts, I absolutely LOVE the crocheted bag! And I was floored when the parcel seemed to just keep going haha! The tote and the necklace are wonderful, but there is just something about the bag, maybe it was the yarn? (A good pic for you me, as you wrote! :D ) But I just love it and have to switch my wallet to it. I'm going out tonight and I'm excited to show it off :D Thank you!!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked it! That's the cool thing about us swapping before..I had a sense of colors/styles you enjoy, so it helped when I was picking out the yarn :) Thank you for hosting these swaps, I really enjoy them!
Comment: deb, surely God does not make mistakes. yesterday i randomly chose you to send address labels for (one dollar addicts group) and then today i learn you are my prayers lifted up partner! :) i and my whole family will be praying for you as per your request. know this: there is NOTHING that God cannot do. he shuts the mouths of lions, and even when His are thrown in the fire we don't get burned. i want us to keep in touch offline as well. you are an amazing woman, wife, and mother. the world is better because of YOU. :)
Response: I think this may the first and only rating that made me cry..thank you so much for your kind reply :) I need to read your comment every day, it really lifted my spirits, THANK YOU for your prayers and support, you don't know how much it means to me! Yes, we will stay in touch, I'm so happy to have met you and have a new friend, God bless you and yours! I don't believe in accidents, we were supposed to meet and I'm so happy for it! :)
Comment: one word comes to mind - AWESOME - the bag is adorable and my favorite colors & cool prints and all sort of fun extras. It was nice "meeting" you and you will be in my thoughts!
ps - the Alaska Moose postcard is going in my Moose room!
Response: Thank you for the rating, I'm so glad you liked it :) When I read your profile that you liked moose, I knew I had just the thing in mind! We see them all over here, just had two in my backyard last week. Love to swap with you anytime! :)
Comment: WOW, wowee, wowsers! I love this whole package! I adore that butterfly fabric - I love the colors in it! The purse turned out really big, didn't it? But I'm thinking it might make a perfect yarn project bag! The organizer is so cool! The wallet is perfect! I love the tote bag! I'm thinking it will be good to carry my lunch and other crap back and forth to work each day. I've already eaten one piece of the candy... the postcards are great, and thank you for the recipe book! You did a fabulous job on everything! The colors and fabric are perfect - you hit my tastes right on the head. I have loved swapping with you - keep me in mind in the future - I would love to swap with you again!
Response: You are too generous! Thank you and I'm so glad you liked it...I wasn't sure because the colors were pretty bright, but I love bright colors too! I would love to swap with you again, it was fun making it and yes it turned out huge, much bigger than I thought! I still have the pattern so just let me know if you want another like it, or maybe a different type, either way I'm always happy to swap with you! I really love all the fabric you sent, thank you for swapping with me :)
Comment: I LOVE it!! I was running out of my house and remembered to quickly check the mail, then threw everything from my purse into it and went shopping haha! The letter was lovely, and I'll be writing one back to you and hopefully sending it off in the next couple of days.
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you like it! I'm so honored to have swapped with you, I love your artwork! Happy to swap with you anytime :) Take care!
Comment: Your package just arrived. Thank you for the beautiful tote bag. I like how you trimmed the bag. Also, thank you for the creamy chocolate. Yes, I sampled it already. I enjoyed the letter you wrote and the postcard as well.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your package :) I hope to swap with you again soon! Happy swapping :)
Comment: I love the totes!!! Love the colors, the fabrics,everything! I've already tired some laundry =). The postcards are awesome and the letter w/ more about you, your fam and AK was great. The ribbon!! Thank you!! <3 <3 <3
Response: Oh I'm glad you like them! thank you so much for swapping with me, would love to do it again soon!
Comment: so cute!! the color matches exactly! this is just too much of a coincidence...my mom & sisters are leaving in 3 weeks for an Alaskan Cruise w/ Carnival! we've been talking about it quite a bit w/ my little nieces, 6 & 9, & as you ca imagine, they are really excited since this will be their first cruise. thank you so much. will keep you in prayer regarding your transplant, i have a friend who received a kidney & his life completely changed afterwards. what a difference it made. amazing the strides made in medicine.
Response: Thank you so much for your encouraging comment :) I am keeping hopes and prayers on getting a kidney and am sure I will when the time's right! I hope your family has a great time here..the weather is amazing right now! We're in the 80's today and pure sun! I hope you make it up one day, if so, look me up :)
Comment: Hi Deb, thanks so much for the lovely handmade tote! I love the bright colors and patterns, and it is so roomy for all my things! Nice to hear about your summer, sounds busy and lots of fun :). The swap cards you sent are also very nice, and of course chocolate always makes a happy package, thanks!
Response: Thank you so much for swapping with me, it was well worth it to get the lovely totes you sent me! I'm so glad you like it, would love to swap with you anytime! Thank you for the heart too :)
Comment: a million hearts to you my dear. i loved everything! you do amazing things with fabric & such. the mad hatter is too cool! i loved all alaskan items! and thanks so much for the etsy fave of mine, the address labels - i loooove them! & same goes for the penpally stuff - too cute. i will use it the next few letters that i write! i had fun doing the swap with you, and would defnitely be up for another whenever ya want!! =)
Response: yay I'm glad you liked it! I wanted to fill it with more Kawaii stuff but we have so little of it here :( Moose stuff is everywhere though! LOL Thank you so much for doing this swap with me, I had alot of fun! <3
Comment: Wow, that is a very, very, veeeeeeeeeery nice garland! My little daughter wanted to hang it in her room immeditely. You did an excellent job. I cannot tell it is your first. I really liked the letter you sent along with the swap. Thank you very much and I wish I could give more hearts. :) Such a lovely package, wow!
Response: Oh that is so sweet of you, thank you! Honestly I know my crochet skills are nowhere near as great as yours..you do such intricate, beautiful work! But I'm so honored to have swapped with you :) Your garland is hanging over my office door, it's so lovely, everyone comments on it! Thank you again!
Comment: Loved your letter - a rare indulgence to get a personal touch! I tip my hat at your attitude for life given your circumstances - you are inspirational! Oh, your bag is grand as well! I am so pleased we 'met'
Response: Thank you for your kind words :) I am so glad we met here on swap-bot as well, please keep in touch, let's swap soon! :) Thank you for the heart too!
Comment: My middle school students love Twilight. Luckily for me, they also loved both Percy Jackson and The Hunger Games. There is hope for the future generation still.
I got into Doctor Who about a year and a half ago...watched the first 4 series in like a week. Maybe two. Now, I spent the last 4 days watching series 5 and what's up of series 6 on On Demand. Now the waiting until fall for the second half of series 6.
Response: Oh I enjoyed Percy Jackson, got my kids into it too :) I need to catch up on the Doctor Who series, didn't realize it was on On Demand! Thank you! :)
Comment: Thank you so very much for the amazing swap package!! I love the t-shirt bag - I can't wait to take it to the farmers market. :-) My 4 year old daughter LOVES the stuffed dog. She thinks its name is Kuspuk, and has been carrying it around with her all day long. Thank you also for the very nice note - we do have a lot in common! I'd love to do a private swap sometime - let me know if you are interested! :-) Thanks so much again - I love everything!
Response: LOL that's adorable that your daughter calls him Kuspuk! So sweet! Thank you, I'm so glad you liked your package..yes, I'd love to swap with you, anytime! Thank you again!
Comment: Okay, lady, you rock yet again. :)
The little purse is gorgeous, and my coworkers are jealous. The notecards are too cute, and I love the changepurse (and the stickers! Polar bears are awesome).
Also, I love what you did with the mix of yarn and plarn. Thank you for sending early, because you've just convinced me to start over. *grin*
So thank you for everything. You're excellent. :)
Response: Thanks! I'm so glad you like it..but please don't start over with your project! It was looking soo cool! You inspired me to try it with the black bags as well, it has a neat look! Thank you for the heart as well :) I hope to swap with you again soon, friend!
Comment: I was so excited when I pulled out your beautiful bag - the fabric is gorgeous and seams perfect and ... well, I love it! Thank you so much, Deb. My hubby and I are thinking of moving to Alaska. He may apply for a job at an Emerald Services! thanks again for the beautiful bag and sweet note. I too have four kids!
Response: Wow, that would be so neat if you could move up here! Look me up and we'll craft together :) Thank you for the compliment, I'm glad you like the bag. Thank you for the heart, too. This was a fun swap, I could make totes all day! Take care, friend!
Comment: Deb - thank you ever so much for the awesome squares. I also loved the postcard you sent. I would some day love to visit Alaska. My sister will be there in late July and my best friend in June. Again thank you for being my partner this time. Jenny
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Yes, try to come up one day if you can, it's a one of a kind adventure, lots to see if you love wildnerness and mountains! :) Thanks for the heart too! Hope to swap with you again.
Comment: WOW Deb! Wish I could give you a hundred ♥'s this package was amazing! I love the cupcake lip gloss it was adorable. My son's loved the sunglasses (Gabe had actually just asked me for some the day before!) Thank you so much, it made my day!!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Thanks for heart!
Comment: HI !! Thank you for the fun package- it made me smile. it is ironic how much we do have in common. I have been thinking about learning how to crochet! Thank you for the crochet handmade items. Love the extra touch of sending a letter and telling me about yourself and your life. Wonderful how you matched all the fabric and ribbons- thank you for all the thought and care you put into the package.
We should do a private swap sometime!
Stay warm until the sun comes out.
Response: I just can't get over how much we do have in common! I hope you take up crocheting, it's addictive. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let me know...and I'd love to do a private swap anytime! Thanks for the heart, too! :)
Comment: I had to check to make sure we didn't change the name of the swap to "stuff the biggest envelope you can find in your house"! LOL! You're the best. I love everything! I am glad you like your package. Thanks for swapping with me!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! After I got your great package, I started second guessing myself...and thought did I put the right things in there? Was it enough? If there's anything you'd like, please let me know! I'd love to do another swap with you. Thanks for the heart, sweetie!
Comment: I love the hat! Thank you! And the bookmark is perfect since I started reading again. I love the pattern! Fun to see someone else makes flowers to put on their hats, too! Hope spring comes soon for you!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked it! Have a great spring and thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for checking out my work , I enjoy my flowers . Feel free to come by any of my blogs to learn more. My crafting blog , has a lot of tips.
ask questions there ,I will be glad to help if I can.
Peace and Happy swapping
Response: You are a true artist! I had my mom visit your site and she was amazed..she absolutely loves your work (as do I) and presses flowers herself, but doesn't make artwork out of it like you do. She talked for hours about how beautiful your artwork is and said one day she'd love to attempt to make a piece. So thanks for the inspiration! I will definitely be back at your site! Oh and thanks for the heart :)
Comment: I loved the items you sent me, that pink ribbon is bright as can be, and I have got to use it for my niece! Thank you for telling me a little about your self, and the area you live in. My fiance and I want to head up to alaska one of these years, hopefully in the summer when the sun is shining!
Response: Oh great, I'm so glad you liked them! We'd love to have you up here, I agree summer is the best time to visit. We get 24 hours of sun , so the fun never ends! Thanks for the heart too! :)
Comment: Hi! It is hard to believe how quickly our kiddos grow up and start thinking of leaving us! Yikes! I hope where ever he decides to go to school, it works out for everyone! They are always near our hearts! Hugs! ;)
Response: So true..thank you for the comment, and heart, sweets!
Comment: oh! i love moose! we have a lot of moose stuff here, but it's not so much fun buying moose stuff here as it usually always says 'maine' on it. someone on here did send me some cool moose rubber stamps a few days ago. i was so excited to use them! =) we see moose quite often here, my boyfriend & his father actually hunt them... and that makes me sad. =( but fight club was an AMAZING movie... well still is!
Response: I love Maine..my parents are from Bridgton! We went back there when I was seven years old to visit family...I'll never forget the beautiful scenery or the people. I know what you mean about having favorite items labeled with the state name..it's hard finding things here without "alaska" on all of it! If you'd ever like to do a themed swap, I'd love it..I could send you a stuffed envelope of moose stuff :) My brother hunts them too..don't care for the meat but I do think they're neat animals too. Thank you for the heart, friend!
Comment: thanks so much for the lovely comment you left for me on my profile, and id love a alaskan map pc that would be great. can i add you as a friend on swapbot..
Response: Thanks! I'll definitely pick you up some Alaskan postcards..I'm going out this week to get some for another swapper, so it's no problem! Yes, please add me as a friend :) Thanks for the heart too!
Comment: Hello Deb- Thank you so much for the nice map card of Alaska. I know that your state is beautiful because I have seen photos of the places that my sister and her husband have visited. They go to Alaska twice a year to visit their daughter (my niece) and her family. I am hoping to visit myself one of these days. I would love to see the scenery in person. Best wishes, Debbie Christian