Comment: Thanks for sharing your ABC's with me! I really enjoyed reading them and my favorites were O (so interesting that you were born at home), P (there are lots of barking dogs in my neighborhood too) and Y (I love stir fry). Enjoy your day!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Here in the Netherlands it is quite common to give birth at home, when possible.
Comment: Cindy, I really enjoyed reading your answer to the survey questions and especially liked that you didn't answer in just a few words or sentences but you went into detail. Thanks so much for the great swap! (P.S. I had to laugh about your least favorite chore - mine was vacuuming as well. lol)
Comment: Nou, je eerste poging is gelukt hoor!
We worden wel gelijk een bepaalde richting in geduwd. Helemaal prima. Dan hoeven we ook niet zo lang na te denken......;-)
Ik stuur 'm door in een volgende ronde.
Comment: Wat fijn dat je een nieuwe telefoon hebt en dat je er ook foto's mee kunt maken. Ook super nieuws dat je meer betaald gaat krijgen fijn joh, zeker nu alles weer wat duurder is geworden. Ik blijf hopen dat je bloeddruk goed blijft, fijne vakantie en veel plezier in Wildlands, ben er nog nooit geweest. Woon zelf in de achtertuin van Beekse Bergen.
Response: Dankjewel voor jouw lieve woorden en de hart rating. 💓
Comment: What a beautiful magazine for your zine. Thanks so much for the translation. The quote on page 2 is so right. Thanks so much for creating and sharing this happy little zine. .... I've printed and photographed the zines and posted the photo in the discussion section of the swap page.
Comment: Thanks Cindy. I live in USA and have never heard of tuna pizza and don’t know if I would actually like it. Lol. Thank you
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Yes, tuna fish pizza is my favorite. I am surprised you don't have it in the USA. It has tomato, onion, cheese and tuna fish, jummie! I can't have many pizza's because of my pork meet allergy.
Comment: Hi Cindy, Thank you for sharing about the book ,The Black Sheep. It does sound depressing but I guess in those times and working conditions of the mines , life would be rather bleak don't you think. I will see if its at the local library here. I admire you Cindy for reading a book in a different language than your main language. Very inspiring. Happy swapping.
Comment: Cindy, thanks so much for your swap - I really liked reading your answers! Don't feel bad, I live alone and talk to myself as well (though actually I'm talking to my cat but when I am and ask her a question, I answer it for her. lol) Have a great week!
Comment: Fantastic job with your goals this week! (I wish that we were getting hot weather here - I've actually had to bring in my potted plants the last few evenings, due to risk of frost! We've been lucky to see a high of 15C for the last week or so.)
Comment: Fantastic work with your weekly goals! (I totally understand forgetting about craft supplies until they eventually resurface - I've found a lot of things I'd forgotten I had in the process of organizing my craft room.)
Comment: What a lovely swap Cindy! The envelope is so artsy and beautiful, and I love the Papaya Art and the little diet stickers (so fitting!) and the dutch sheets. Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap, and am definitely keeping your idea for the one you suggested.
Response: I am glad it finally arrived and that you like everything. It was a joy making it for you.
Comment: Thanks for letting us know about your goals! It sounds like you were very successful! I like the idea of the Miracle Mornings. I might have to try something like that, to get the morning off on the right foot. Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thanks for sending your update! It reminded me I need to do our taxes too! I said I'd do them this weekend! Lol! I have a lot of knitting I want to accomplish, though, instead! That may or may not get done!
Comment: Dankjewel Cindy, voor de prachtige kaart en de mooie vlop! Zoveel mooie dingen te zien en helemaal in mijn stijl, zo lief! Sorry, dat je even moest wachten op de rating maar we zijn eindelijk weer lekker thuis na een heerlijke vakantie.
Comment: Wow, good for you - you sure were a busy gal this week. Good job! I however got nearly nothing done due to my back hurting so bad I could hardly move. I went to chiropractor on Friday and it's a titch better but not a whole lot. Blah! It hurts to sit and I have a swap letter to get finished TODAY. Yikes! lol
Comment: Thank you for your thoughtful swap! My favorite items are the altered tea bags, I can't wait to use these on a project! I also loved the tags, bingo sheets, stamps and ephemera. Great finds, you're a sweetie to share them with me!
Response: You're very welcome, glad you like them!
Comment: Great job on your goals! After being sick, I would have chucked all the goals! Good that you didn't! Funny how your cookies turned into one big cookie! In my house, that would have lasted 1 day! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Hoe langer ik naar je kaart kijk hoe meer ik ontdek: Londen, uilen, postzegels. Geen wonder dat er 2 postzegels op moesten.
Zó leuk om te doen.....Misschien een regelmatig terug kerende swap? Ik ben dan van de partij!
Response: Inderdaad zo leuk om te doen. De washi was ook in post thema en heb je al ontdekt dat de vleugels van de bijen een beetje omhoog kunnen? Leuk dat je meedoet met ronde 2.
Comment: I loved your answers and was happy to find someone else who enjoys books on minimalism/ organizing! I love Marie Kondo and have read similar books on living with less. I have been watching her new tv show as well. If you listen to podcasts at all, I would recommend "The Minimalists." It is the best podcast on living a minimalist life (mindset, what adds value, emotionally, etc.) I've ever listened to. "Becoming Minimalist" by Joshua Becker is a fabulous blog on the same subject. Have a great day!
Response: Thanks for your rating and the heart. I follow the Minimalists and Joshua Becker on Youtube as well. They are great motivators.
Comment: Thank you for the profile comment. I hope that you enjoy The Handmaids Tale, I'm super excited to see what the next season brings. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year.
Response: Recently I saw my first Handmaids Tale and I liked it, yes. Want to see more. Thanks for the heart rating and Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card :) I love the penguin & the little goodie bag, too. We just came back from our pre-xmas holiday in Gothenburg, so perfect time for happy mail! Have a wonderful Christmas time :)
Comment: Wow Cindy, dat dat allemaal in een enveloppe van 50 gram past! Wat een geweldige goodies heb je me gestuurd! Op die mensen van Tim Holtz zit ik al heel lang te azen, super! Maar alles spreekt mij aan, sommige dingen herken ik zelfs uit mijn jeugd. Heel erg bedankt en Fijne Feestdagen!
Response: Blij dat jij er blij mee bent. Ook heel fijne feestdagen!
Comment: Thank you for the great things you sent me! My fav was the tags that you used the distressed ink on but I will definately be able to use everything on my projects :) Looking forward to seeing you in future swaps!
Response: Very nice to hear you like my goodies I have selected for you. Have fun creating with them! ♥
Comment: You did a great job decluttering your make-up! What a difference! It sure is nice to get rid of things that no longer are used or expired, isn't it? Congratulations on doing so well with this challenge!
Comment: You were able to get a lot read and recycled! Great job!! I enjoyed seeing the variety of magazines and publications from the other side of the world!
I do the same thing too with magazines (clipping images and using them in journals). I was able to get quite a few beautiful bird and flower images for my nature journal because of this swap...so thank you for hosting it!
Comment: Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos of your trip to Germany and Münsterland/Sauerland. The buildings look so detailed and majestic. Being on or near the water - as you were - looks like it would have been relaxing and peaceful!
Comment: Dank je wel voor je gezellig gevulde envelop, hij was gisteren binnen.
Moomins blijven altijd leuk, maar ik was helemaal blij met de tape aan de achterzijde van de envelop met tape van Sheepworld. Wat jaren geleden, tijdens onze wintervakantie in Duitsland, hebben mijn dochter en ik tas, portemonnaies en nog wat spul gekocht van dit heerlijke schaap!
Response: Geinig! Die tape heb ik op een vakantie gekocht in Oostenrijk. Volgens mij waren we net over de grens naar Italie gegaan in Vipiteno (waar ze Duits spraken) en daar die tape gekocht.
Comment: Thanks for sharing...I absolutely ADORE the idea of Sisters Day! I have two younger sisters. This would be such a cool thing to do with them. We live in different states and I haven't seen them in years.
Response: You should really try to arrange a get together and spend some time with your sisters. We always enjoy our quality time together.
Comment: WOOOOOHOOOO!!!! Sweet Cindy - I'm embarrassed to say...I found the beautiful Bird and Black and White decos you sent for the swap..wait for it...while cleaning out my car! Your envie was wedged between the seats. Thank you for sending it in a VERY timely way, and they are lovely. Thank you for joining my swap.
Response: Oh, I am very glad they surfaced. What a good idea to clean out your car now, instead of finding them one year later, for example. I do not clean my car often. But my mail falls on my doormat right away...
Comment: EEEK! I am terrified by spiders. I'm so sorry you have enough there that you consider them your roommates. Unless. . . Did you mean you have spiders as "pets"? In cage in your living room - or wherever? :-/ If you like them, that's good. :-) But I see from your profile that you are scared by them, too. So. . . I'm sorry. :-( I would like to visit Rome one day. But I'd probably go in the winter. I don't like warm weather, much preferring to travel when it's cold, or at least cooler. :-) Thank you for sharing!
Response: Ha ha, it was more of a joke because I have no pets. But all of us have spiders in the house we never invited, right? So noooo, I have none! Scary things. Rome has nice temps in april or may to visit.
Comment: Thank you for the review of Little Green, Cindy. I'm sorry it was a struggle for you to read. I've heard of Easy Rawlins, but haven't ever read a book with him in it. I wonder if I would enjoy it more? Can you tell me, were the "ovah" for "over" and "lemme" for "let me" in the dialogue only? Or peppered throughout the descriptive text, too? (Because if the latter, I might not read it as it would hit my grammar-error! pet peeve.) Thank you for sharing! :-) <3
Response: That was used in the dialogue / speaking text. Not entirely in the book, no. Maybe you will enjoy it, who knows. Thanks for rating me.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I love playing GameHouse games as well. The last one I played was Sally's Salon. I like Delicious, but have to pay for the full version. Now i am curious about the Scavanger Hunt Journal. I hope everything works out between your family members. It happens a lot with my family as well.
Comment: Thanks so much for joining my swap. Even just setting the swap up really got me moving yesterday and I got a lot done already from my list. I had no problem in reading your swap at all. Have a nice day and if I host another swap like this [I plan on it!], I hope you'll join it as well. : )
Comment: Thank you for the book review. "Hate List" sounds very interesting and also very relevant with similar events happening in America right now. The story told from the girl's prespective makes it worth to read. Thanks again :)
Comment: Thank you for the book log. The book really does sound interesting, but not sure I would want to read it. I'm very sensitive about topics like these. However, I believe these books need to be written to show the human side of tragedies like these.
Comment: Hello Cindy. Quite an intense book to read especially with all the shootings that are happening around the world. I will look for the book at the library. Good on you Cindy for getting back to reading books in English. I admire anyone that can speak different languages. Happy swapping.
Response: I saw in the news there was recently another school shooting in the USA. Terrible, isn't it?
Comment: Thank you for your message! And yes, Holland the the Philippines in a matter of seconds truly is awesome.ðŸ˜Š No worries about being behind! I've only been using LGBTQIA+ for about a year now myself. Folks are finding more accurate words to describe their identities and it's awesome.ðŸŒˆ Have an awesome day ahead!
Comment: Such a lovely envelope full of goodies in my mailbox today. Thank you so much, Cindy! The envelope and card are beautiful. The tape is in my favorite colors, and the foxes found a new home here in America. I'd give you a hundred hearts if I could. ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’žðŸ’“ðŸ’—
Response: Your comment leaves a big smile on my face. I made a card hoping you would like and I have washitapes in all your favorite colours indeed. Happy to pass some on.
Comment: Thank you so much for the message! I'm so sorry that I worried you all! Anytime that I am not able to assign partners at the time I will always add more days to the send by date to me that is only fair!!!! Thank you again for hanging in there with me! I just love these little quick swaps!
Comment: Hi Cindy!
What a perfectly adorable Christmas book! I love every page, and it brings a big smile to my face. :) Your creative is awesome! I also love the extra stickers, stamped images and book pages - feel like I won the lottery! Thank you so much. Great swap!
Response: Nice to read you love everything I make and send. I had a lot of fun making the book.
Comment: You should check out the movie Home Again (it has Reese Witherspoon in it) :)
Ooo, you eat Hagelslag! I want to try it, but I don't know how to make it lol.
Hmm, a hobby for me. I LOVE reading (I've read 10 books so far this year and I read 130 in 2017!). I also enjoy watching tv and writing letters... crafting.
Response: Yes indeed, hagelslag - I wonder how you know the name of it? We don't make it but buy it in the supermarket. It is impossible to make hagelslag yourself.
Comment: Oh! Thanks for the pretty napkins, just in time for me to do another swap, mail art themed birds. Thanks for the books to look up. I have started to watch you tube video's but sometimes it gets to much for me. I too have the Art Journal magazine, but the shop i was getting it from has cancel taking subscriptions so it is only by chance if i go on to their website and order it do i get one.
Comment: Hi Cindy :) I received your stamp set now. Thank you so much. It was indeed just like a private swap:D . So happy to receive a lovely stamp set. :) thank you for the lovely Christmas card too ðŸ’•.
Comment: Ooh wat ben ik blij mat je mail :) de extra kaart is altijd welkom voor postcrossing. De lijst met boeken heb ik even bekeken er staan veel goeie suggesties tussen snel maar even de kerstman verwittigen :)
Comment: I am so happy with my stickers!!! wow, they're so beautiful. The extra ephemera pieces are lovely! I thank you for thinking to send stickers to my son. He loves them! The stamped images on the envelope are very nice and I'm saving them. Happy Holidays! â™¥ Judy â™¥
Comment: Love your altered page, Cindy! Beautiful image and love the colors! Thank you! And thank you for the amazing extras! Love how you altered the tea labels - wouldn't have even thought about doing that! Now I'll have to save them so I can altered the backs, too!