Comment: Hello, sorry for the late rating- I had a rough holiday season and I ended up being late rating on a couple of swaps. Thank you very much for the lovely Secret Santa package. I really enjoyed everything you sent. Thanks for hosting!
Response: You are very welcome! I am glad you liked what i sent you. Thank you for taking part and rating me and for the heart as well.
Comment: I'm so sorry Dottie was so busy working as well as Christmas I never realized that I'd for got to come on here and rate you. Thank You so very much for the beautiful note cards and I just love the oven mitts. Once again I'm sorry for this late rating.
Response: Your welcome! I am glad you like what I sent to you. Thank you for the heart and rating me.
Comment: ðŸðŸ¬happy Halloween!! Thanks for the card with candy on it and the cool stickers!
Response: Happy Halloween! You are very welcome! Thank you for taking part! Emily how did you make that cute font with the candy on it!? Look forward to swapping soon! Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Loved everything you sent, especially the socks!! I wear them all the time!
Response: So glad to hear you loved everything!!!! I love socks too! Wear them all the time!!!! Thank you for taking part in the swap and thank you for rating me and for the heart! I look forward to swapping with you again!
Comment: That tablecloth is super cute! I actually really like it ^_^ You didn't have to resend the last one, but I do appreciate all of the goodies you sent me. So sorry that this rating is late! <3 lee
Response: very glad you liked it and the resend as well. Thank you for rating me and for the heart.
Comment: What a fun swap! This was my first envelope flip book. I love what you created. Thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked the swap, thank you for participating in it. I am so happy you liked what I made you. I really loved making it. Your very welcome. Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Dottie, received today two swaps from you, the missed wreath ornament and a christmas tree. thank you so much and also for the resend and now the original wreath, love all of them
Response: I am so glad to hear both swaps have arrived. You are very welcome!!! So glad to hear you love them!!! They were fun to do! Hope to swap again soon! Thank you for rating me and for the heart!!!
Comment: The things you did for your 12 days are so heartwarming! Things I never think of that can so brighten up someone's day! I do things like the books for the library book sale and the food to the food pantry. But you gave me so many ideas for next year (and we could probably do these things throughout the year, right?). I love the random Christmas cards, lunch gift cards for students (I have so many around me hear at the university), the cheery notes in the library books, and the letters to friends just to cheer them up! Thanks so much for brightening my day!
Response: Yes of course these are things that can be done year round. I always think if I can make one person smile each day than that makes me feel so good as well. Your very welcome I am so glad I could brighten your day. I think its awesome to give books for the library book sale, or to help out at it, and give food to the food pantry. Those things and all that you did really do make a difference in someones lives whether we see it or not. Thank you for taking part in this swap and making a difference in someone elses life. Thank you also for rating me and for the heart! Look forward to swapping again soon.
Comment: The stationary you made is lovely and your letter was stuffed full of news! I loved reading all about your life and Nova Scotia. I've always wanted to visit, and your letter did nothing to dull that desire! Thank you!
Response: Your very welcome! I loved the swap!!! Thank you for the heart and for rating me. I sent you a private note.
Comment: Many thanks for your swap. I loved reading your holiday stories, completely different from mine. So that's very interesting and nice to read. I love your photos as well, especially with you and the goat. I love it. I hope you get my story soon.
Response: Your very welcome, so glad to here it arrived. Thank you for rating me and for the heart.
Comment: WOW! thank you for the wonderful box of Nova Scotia goodies!! I am blown away by the work and thoughtfulness that went into this swap!! thank you so much. We enjoyed the jam on our toast this morning! <3
Response: You are very welcome! I really enjoyed doing the swap and so happy that you liked the box of goodies that I sent to you.Thank you for taking part in the swap! Hope we can swap again soon sometime!
Comment: Thank you for your letter and your joyful card. I hope you will suffer less migraines . I know all about it because my best friend is also suffering from migraine. Take care and a happy spring !
Response: Your welcome! I am so glad you enjoyed my letter! So glad it arrived well. Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much Dottie, I love the Santa paper ornaments, they just arrived. I have put them in little plastic box to make sure nothing happens to them. They will be adorable on my tree and you will have the cutest cards ever if you use this Santa on your cards this year :) Hugs...Tammy
Response: You are so welcome! I am so glad they arrived well and that you love them!!! Thank you Tammy!!! Hugs to you also! Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Well you'll never guess what showed up on my doorstep this week! The box is worse for wear and had obviously been sitting somewhere for quite awhile because the box was wet and the the label was very faded. But nonetheless, it made it! Desperately curious where it had been all this time. So glad it finally made it. What a GREAT package. From the magazine to the snowman to the t-towel to the chocolate. Lovely! Plus, my mitts gave out right at the end of winter so that was great too! Thanks again!
Response: OMG really it finally showed up! The post office considered it lost forever, they couldn't figure out what happened to it. I wonder where it was. Well I am glad it has arrived none-the-less. I'm also very glad you like everything, I hope it wasn't ruined. Your very welcome! Just so happy to hear it did arrive. Thank you for rating me and for the heart!!! Gosh if that package could only talk and tell us where it has been.
Comment: Thank you so much for creating this wonderful swap and for being such an awesome partner!! Loved the mini books, it was so sweet of you to send two, they both look beautiful and the goodies are amazing! I can't wait to put them all to good use this Christmas! I'd give you a thousand hearts if I could!! Thank youuuu, have a wonderful day!
Response: Your very welcome and I am so glad you enjoyed the swap and the books I sent to you as well as the goodies! Thank you for the heart, for taking part in the swap and for rating me!
Comment: Life happens, the parcel made it! I see no sense in rating a 3 because there are far more traumatic things in life than getting a Valentine's parcel a few days after Valentine's Day. Perspective. Some have it, some don't. Thank you so much - I think my favourites are by far the little sewn owl, and I also just really love the homemade stamped blank owl card! Oh, and the fun facts were AWESOME. Thanks so much :D
Response: Thank you I am so glad you liked your parcel. Thank you for rating me and for the 5 and heart.
Comment: Thank you for this amazing package of things to survive the cold! It is still cold enough here most nights to enjoy most of the items - especially the tea.
Response: Your welcome! So glad this one finally arrived! I am so glad you can still use most of the stuff and won't have to wait for winter. It is still cold here as well. Thank you for re-rating me and for the heart. I look forward to swapping with you again soon. Thank you for participating in the swap.
Comment: Hi thank you for lovely note, it has been sunny and warm here but today its raining, the flowers are already starting to come out l hope to swap with you in the future too take care
Response: Hi! Your very welcome! I look forward to swapping with you again this year! Thank you for rating me and for the heart.
(we had rain today, expecting snow tomorrow, unfortunately no flowers yet, but soon) :)
Comment: I love this polar bear stocking. So cute! I'll keep the wrapped surprise to open in December (if I can wait that long!). Thank you very much for a fun swap.
Response: I am so glad you love the stocking!!! I doubt I could wait that long to open anything (smiling). When you do open them I hope you will love them. Your very welcome! I really enjoyed this swap a lot!!! Thank you for the heart and for rating me!!!
Comment: Hi, Dottie! Congratulations on your efforts to save this year. I spent what I saved, too, but I found alternate ways to save and though it's a small start, it's a start. Looking forward to a new year and a new start in saving! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)
Response: Thank you! Yes I look forward to a new year and a new savings start. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well! Thank you for rating me.
Comment: Thanks so much -- having difficulty rating hearts last week, so I wanted to fix that before rating this lovely little library :) What a fun story; I wish that I could have seen it open up for the first time!
Response: Thank you for rating me! So glad that you liked the story. Thank you for the heart also!
Comment: Hi Dottie,
Thank you for sharing the stories of your saving and spending during 2014. Well done for beginning to take control of your money! It's challenging but it sounds to me like you're really making progress. And spending money on visiting family is a good investment -- it creates memories for the future and builds strong relationships now -- good things to invest in. Good luck for 2015!
Response: Thank you! I really enjoyed being part of this swap. I hope to have all my "eggs in a basket" or "ducks in a row" with a more reliable budget that lets me save more this coming year. Thank you for rating me and for the heart as well. Hope you'll join next years swap!
Comment: Thanks for sharing all those wonderful memories of Christmas. That red gloved hand telling you to get to sleep sounds like a parental prank -- and it certainly worked. It's lovely to hear such positive memories about Christmas. I hope this one will be just as wonerful as the past ones.
Response: Your very welcome! To this day I remember that red glove in the window, funny thing is both parents were in the house in the living room with us at the time. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my memories and i do look forward to the upcoming one as well. Thank you!!! Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the witch button fairy! She's pretty! Thanks also for the extra fabric! I will have fun crafting with it :-) I hope you had a fun Halloween!
Response: So glad that you received her and that you like her and the fabric. Whenever I see the fabric I think Emily will like this.
Halloween was quiet here two people in costume. Hope yours was good as well. Thank you for the heart and for rating me.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Halloween Tea Party in a box! I loved everything you sent. The invite you made was really cute, and you put a lot of thought into it. Thanks for hosting such a fun swap!
Response: Your very welcome! I am so glad that you loved everything. I really enjoyed hosting it and I hope you enjoy having your own Halloween Tea party with the items I sent. Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Wow, what a story -- sorry it took me a few days to get back to you on it. It is hard to understand what come into people's heads, isn't it? I hope to get my circus story written this weekend. The one I sent, I may rewrite as well, because it deserves a little more clarification! I can't wait to see my parent's pictures from NB and NS!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for rating me and for the heart! Looking forward to your stories.
Comment: I love the Wicked Witch of the West ornament! With her creepy shadows and bubbly green cauldron! Thanks again for such a nice swap, many many hearts! I will happily use the extra papers, I've never seen any like them, they are really cool, and the halloween boxes! :)
Response: I am so glad that you like the wicked witch! (you know how i worried about it) :) You are very welcome! I am so glad that you liked everything that I sent to you. Look forward to swapping again soon. Thank you for the heart(s) and for rating me. Thank you for hosting such a super swap!!! I really look forward to them.
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap :) thank you for the great card and the haunted house ornament! Spooky cute :) thanks also so much for the spider Web fabric and the lacy rounds, they are kinda Web like!
Response: You are very welcome! I am so glad that you like what I sent. Look forward to swapping again soon.
Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Your artwork is beautiful. I am honored to receive such a truly unique and attractive snowman ornament! I love it. Thank you ever so much for being such a great partner, and thank you for the butterflies, too! Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you very much! I am so glad that you liked the ornament and the butterflies. Thank you for the heart and for rating me!!!!
Comment: Thankyou Dottie for your lovely letter about sring, I enjoyed reading your letter. I love the ering, the garden looks pretty with the spering flowers. Thankyou Dottie for the nice stickers, enjoy the spring love Jennifer.
Response: Your very welcome Jennifer! I am so glad you enjoyed the letter and the stickers. Thank you so much for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I appreciate your honesty about your struggle. I felt like I was struggling all month and it's a relief to know I'm not the only one.
Response: Its tough and last month was no better for me. I had ups and downs but no major progress. You are never alone! The only time we don't succeed is when we giving up trying. We can reach our goals our journeys may take a little longer, but in the end it will be worth it. Thank you for rating me and thank you for sharing with me as well.
Comment: Thanks for all the information. I can tell it was a real page turner.
Response: I couldn't put it down, it was a little slow going in the beginning, but once I got through the history part of it, it definitely was a page turner. Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Dear Dottie, thank you for the box of fun! I love the gifts you sent! Thank you, Tanya
Response: I was so happy to get your message and to hear that the second parcel finally arrived! I am so glad you love the gifts!!!!! You are very welcome!!!!!
Thank you for rating me and for the heart that you gave me!!!!
Comment: Thank you! What a great idea to make a decorated trick or treat bag :). Hmmm...maybe I can go trick or treating today. i'll either get candy or when they tell me how crazy I am I can say, April fools!
Response: Your welcome! I think this ornament was the hardest so far for me. I am so glad that you like it though. Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: Was finally in the mood to check out your board - great pins! A great variety. I re-pinned quite a few of them - thanks for joining my swap! May the weight loss odds be forever in your favor! :)
Response: I am so glad you liked my board, it was a fabulous idea you had and so much fun to do!!! I agree the weight-loss odds be in our favor!!! Looking forward to joining more swaps that you post.
Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: LOVED THIS! awesome warm and soft goods to keep me warm, and terrific NS mementos. really made my day to get this! thank you so much :) xo
Response: Your very welcome, I am so glad that you liked everything that I sent. Thank you for your private message to me as well. Thank you for rating me and for the heart. I hope we can swap again sometime soon.
Comment: What a nice variety of historic places. I was very interested in the Viking village and was glad that many of the pictures linked to more information. I also liked the link regarding the Loyalists. I'll PM you on that as it would be too long to write here. Thanks for this fun swap.
Response: Your very welcome! I am so glad you enjoyed it. My history interests are wide spread. I am so glad you liked the pictures. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for rating me and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. What a great idea to make your National Book Month ATC into a little book! The hand drawn cover is very cute. I'm bemused by the New Jersey related bits that are on the book's pages but it looks fun.
Response: I picked up books at the used book store from time to time that look interesting. I kind of like the unusual and this book does have that in it. I am glad you like the card.
Comment: Super board with some great pins - I stole a few to put on my own board! I'd never used Pinterest before this swap - now I'm thinking I might keep using it for weight loss items, recipes to try, and quit patterns (and probably other things too). Thanks for hosting this swap - I hope I don't get addicted to Pinterest! LOL
Response: Thank you!!! I find pinterest is addicting so watch out! Great place to find almost anything your looking for and than some! Thank you for rating me and for the heart! I am on my way over there because I also told you I wanted some of your pins as well.
Comment: I love my button witch! And she serves another special purpose because I've been wanting to try to make a button fairy so it is great to be able to see in person, not just online how it is strung together. I also really like how you used the sheer halloween fabric :). Thanks!
Response: Hi! So glad to hear you like the button witch!!!!! Thank you for rating me and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you very much for your PM for this swap! It was very interesting to read - and I plan on replying when I get some time to devote to it - mainly because I want to share with you that I also juice and add it to my regular food. Someday you will hear from me! LOL Thanks for hosting!
Response: Thank you for rating me and for the heart! Looking forward to corresponding with you.
Comment: What a sweet snowman fairy! I love the jeweled eyes and snowflake wings. You did a very nice job with the buttons which are a perfect mix for Christmas. I also appreciate the tree stickers. Thank you for a wonderful swap package.
Response: I am so glad to hear that you liked the snowman fairy for Christmas!!! You are very welcome! Thank you for rating me and for the heart, and for the private message as well!!!
Comment: Just received your envie today. Thanks for sharing your wonderful, interesting and very busy vacation with me. And photos too! It was a pleasure to read about it all. Hope you make it to Salem next year.
Response: I am so glad that envelope finally arrived and that you enjoyed reading it as well. Thank you for rating me and for the heart also.
I would love to hear about your vacation as well.
Comment: Thanks for your swap! I loved all the pictures you included! It sounds like Gettysburg was a lot of fun. I remember stopping there on a school trip to DC, but we didn't get to see much. It was nice to learn a little more about it from you. :)
Response: Your very welcome. So glad you liked the pictures. thank you for rating me.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Gettysburg post card. My family went there when I was a teenager (long time ago) and it is an amazing place. I'm hoping to take my son there and/or Virginia next year as he has a great interest in the US Civil War. Funny, we both had U.S. presidents on our post cards. â˜º Thanks for the fun swap.
Response: So glad you liked the card! Yes Gettysburg is amazing! I can't wait to go again. Need to spend much more time there! Just love walking around there and taking in everything. My grandparents started taking my sister and I when we were like 7 or 8 years old. Always loved it there. Your son will love it I'm sure. Thank you for rating me and for the heart. :)
Comment: Dottie, Thanks for sharing your Christmas Board! Guess what? You are my partner too and I am sending my link to you now! I apologize for the delay in sending and rating - we have been on vacation and for the most part, the computer was off! - even pinterest!
Response: Your very welcome! I was so happy to be able to share my board with you.
Thank you for rating me and for the heart as well.
Hope you had a wonderful vacation.
Response: Your very welcome, I portrayed her when I did living history. She has always been a favorite of mine. Not well known, but a real person from a real village with real family, etc.
Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I especially liked the Green Gables postcard :) I would LOVE to go to Nova Scotia some time. My grandmother's family (Morrison) are from New Brunswick. Some settled in Nova Scotia also.
Response: Your very welcome. Thank you for the heart also.I would also love to hear more about your family connection to Canada. I love genealogy as well.
Comment: I rated you backwards, lol! Thanks for more MB's!! You could have sent them all together darlin!!! I'm wondering, the death certificate thing...is that a stamp? If so, where did you get it? Thanks again Dottie!!
Response: Thank you again! Sent you a private message. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I am so sorry to be this long getting back to you, Dottie. I've been ill and lost track of time. Your pictures are wonderful and I very much enjoyed reading about them and the area in which they lie. I particularly like the cross on #2, and would definitely like to visit Nova Scotia one day. Again, please accept my apologies and have a wonderful week!
Response: Thank you for rating me and for the heart. No worries. I am hoping you are feeling much better now. You also have a wonderful week.
Comment: Dottie: Thanks so much for the letter & xtra goodies. I am so very sorry about your illness & pray that they've found some answers for you by now. Sincerely, Susan PS - the moose was so cute! :-)
Response: Your welcome and i am glad you liked the letter and goodies. thank you for rating me and for the heart. So glad you liked the moose.
Comment: I loved reading your book reviews! Did you know that A.A. Milne was also the author of Winnie the Pooh? And that the real Winnie was from Winnipeg? AND the book you mentioned, "The Girl in the Wall" is set in Winnipeg too! I think I have some reading to catch up on... : )
Response: I hadn't realized it was the same author until i went hunting for more books with that author. I believe the Girl in the Wall is part of the Frank Foote series. :)
Thank you for rating me and for the heart.
Comment: I loved looking through your photos, it seems the cemetery you visited is an old one like the one I went to. Quite sad the child's grave with the three children that never made it to 2 years old. I wonder if the stones where restored or the original ones from when the families originally placed them there at the time of death.
Response: I absolutely love old cemeteries, and it is a fairly old one. I'll find some info out on it and send it to you. Thank you for rating me.