Comment: Thank you for all the bookmarks. I am in love with them all. And for giving me details on where you got them was amazing. I love the stories behind them.
Thanks for being part of the swap and they will definitely be added to my collection!
Response: I'm pleased to share my love of bookmarks with you. Glad you enjoyed receiving them. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Are you the one who sent me the review of Last Ragged Breath? (no name, and no swap name on the PC). If so, thanks a lot. I'd never read anything by Julia Keller and you've made me interested in her.
Response: Yes, Bev, I was your partner.My apologies for leaving out my name and the swap! I do hope you have a chance to read one of Keller's novels - "A killing in the hills" is the first.
Comment: This was definitely one of the coolest swaps I've gotten lately! Can I steal your idea for the next quarter? I just loved how it looked like a book! Also? I, too, love Terry Pratchett. He left this world far too young. Robin Hobb is pretty great, too. Looks like our reading habits overlap. :) Happy Swapping! ~Jen
Response: By all means, Jen, use the format however you wish. I'm glad you found things in common with our reading. Have you read any Joe Abercrombie? His "Shattered sea' series is very good, too. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Let me just say, I LOVE the book you created for your log. So creative!!! I may have to steal that idea....:-) I also read the First Law Trilogy from Abercrombie. Such a good series! I met him last year at Comic Con and had him sign my books and got my picture taken with him. Such a nice guy! Plus, I love his British accent! I will definitely check out some of the books you read. We seem to like some of the same stuff. I'm always looking for new authors and book series. thanks again!
Response: Well! You actually got to meet Joe Abercrombie. What an experience - I am so envious.
I've just finished Assassin's Apprentice, the first in a trilogy by Robin Hobbs. A bit slow (compared with JA) but still interesting. You might want to try it.
Thanks so much for your comment, Jane, and for rating with a heart.
Comment: Sorry fo the late rating! I went on a holiday the day I got this in the post and didn't have time to rate then and after I came back I haven't had the time :/ I loved it! Very Canadian :D It was my very first received pocket letter and I'm happy it was so nicely made, thanks so much!!
Response: Eve, I'm so relieved that you got it! Thanks for your kind comment, and for rating with a heart.
Comment: Judy, I received your pocket letter today. Wowzers, it's awesome! I'm finding fun, happy, sentimental, and inspiring quotes all over the place. I adore it! Thanks bunches! (Your letter is great too. Love your grandmothers advice LOL).
Response: I'm so glad it arrived at last, Shannon, and that you're having fun with it!. Thanks for your patience and for rating with a heart.
Comment: Your reading tastes are quite eclectic - I like that! I did find a few that I'm interested in - if I ever catch up with my current list...
I like the way you presented you log, too. Thank you!
Response: You're right, Tristitia. My interests range far and wide, probably from many years working in public libraries. Thanks for your comments and for the heart!
Comment: Oh my goodness Judy! I can't even begin to thank you for the gorgeous/amazing/thoughtful pocket letter! From geishas to bumblebees to ATCs and a mini-journal for the letter, I love every pocket. Every. Single. Pocket!! I'm glad you enjoyed making the pocket letter and I hope you make more because whoever receives one from you is truly blessed! I'm so torn between using the supplies you sent and leaving the letter as is to admire it. This is a good problem to have! Thank you, thank you! 1000 Hearts!!
Response: I'm so glad you're pleased with it, Michelle. Thank you for such a positive rating!
Comment: Brilliant... thank you.. i too have a love hate relationship with koonz so maybe ill give him another go... youve inspired me to add junior bender and booktown to my 'to be read' list. Thank yiu so much. Beautiful presentation. Shevvy x
Comment: I love that you included things like why you picked up or finished a particular book.
Response: We choose what we like, what piques our interest so sharing some background or response (as you did in the swap to me) gives a glimpse of our partners' personality. And I really like that. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Response: Fawn, thank you for rating this swap. I read on your profile that you've had a lot of difficulties, and your persistence shows you are a woman of good character. I hope this will help carry you through to a brighter future.
Comment: I really like the way you 'bound' your reading log! I'm going to have to think about doing something similar, it made it look very nice and neat and compact =)
I loved reading your reviews and you interested me in a few books I might not have otherwise looked at! Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked both the content and the format. Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your favourite movies with me. I love that you included the story of each movie and why you liked it and also your favourite parts. Love that idea, so thoughtfull! :)
Comment: Thanks for your quick response. And for the long answers. Since you love L.Alcott, I'll mention I visited her house last spring; it was very interesting, plus Emerson lived on one side and Hawthorne on the other and Thoreau came to dinner often. Happy reading.
Response: I knew she had many famous and influential friends, but I hadn't realized how closely they lived. Thanks so much for including that along with rating!
Comment: You, my dear, are what make this swap-bot world go round. Thank you so much! The work you put into this. WOW!
Response: I had been thinking about making a booklet from a 2-pocket folder - and this seemed just right for the swap. Very pleased that it got to you quickly. Thank you so much, Cynthia, for your kind comments, and for rating with a heart!
Comment: Thank you for your book review. This sounds like a wonderful story!
Response: O'Neill highlights the struggles of young Homan and Widener's pictures are a perfect complement. An enjoyable introduction for kids and grown-ups of the people behind great engineering. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for your great pictures. I really love all. Oh, you were so lucky to get such a cool pair of mitts only at a dollar shop! I want to move to next to the store. Haha. What I liked the best was the story you and your lovely husnband. Take care:)
Response: Thanks very much for your good wishes and for rating so promptly!
Comment: I absolutely love how you embraced the "spirit" of this swap! Great pictures and details on your choices. I'm glad you signed up for this one, and hope you'll watch for the next one - I'll post it soon. Thank you so much!!
Response: Loved this one - looking forward to seeing the next. Thanks for coordinating the swap, Ilyse, and for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing such interesting pics for this swap. Loved the art sculptures and a having a little peek into the things in your world. Fun! So glad to hear of your successful kidney transplant. The gift of life... <3
Response: I enjoyed working on this swap and then sharing it with you. Thanks for your comment and for rating so promptly!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard! A Burnable Book sounds interesting--I love Chaucer!
Response: I love Chaucer, too, Anita. Recently, I astounded a group of friends by reciting the first part of the Prologue in Middle English. It's a handy party trick. Thanks for rating so promptly and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the map and bookmark! Like you, I didn't realize how closely together the books I read were set until I started doing the map. South Carolina and Washington, DC were popular on my map.
Response: You might want to check this for more US settings: http://ebookfriendly.com/this-summers-best-american-mysteries-infographic/
Wonder if there's one for Europe, too. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for your swap Judy! I hope you'll get a chance to try an eReader some time. I adore my Kindle and I'm never without it. My hubby was all about "real" books until he wanted to read something I had on my Kindle. He made the switch soon after. :) It's amazing to have thousands of books in the palm of your hand and be able to read anything you want at any time.
Response: I'm looking forward to trying out an ereader, and to borrowing ebooks from the library. Thanks for the encouragement and for rating with a heart!
Comment: Hi Judy! Thank you so much for your letter. It was wonderful to hear about your experience here at SB and with joining Carpe Librum as well. Though I have to say, the letter made me smile as well, as I'm the one that came up with the group name (having seen it online) and found our wonderful logo. :)
Response: Well done! You certainly attracted me to Carpe Librum. Thanks for all you do for the group, and for rating with the heart.
Comment: Just received the ABC's of Canada. I liked how you made yours like a little book. And I'm happy to hear that you learned some about your own country too, me too, That's why I created this swap- to learn ^^
Response: Enjoyed this swap very much. Thanks for setting it up, and thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Judy!! Thank you so much for your reading log. I really like the presentation :) Sounds like you have read a lot and enjoyed most of what you read. Some look enticing and I will have to look into them.
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart! I had a lot of good reads this past quarter. I'm glad some of them appeal to you, too
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and the list. I also had a diffucult time choosing five. Thank you for includeing the links - i will go and have a look. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! :)
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Best wishes for 2014.
Comment: Thank you! I've actually never read Great Expenctations, so while I'm familiar with the character of Miss Haversham, I'm only kind of. This was a fascinating page, and thanks for the bookmark :)
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much. Everything is just so pretty. Guess I should have waited until Christmas, but I couldn't. I love the way you made the bookmark. Hope you don't mind if I copy your idea. It's wonderful.
Have a great day.
Response: Glad you like it! Yes, by all means, use the bookmark idea again. Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Comment: What a fabulous journal. You took the time with this journal and I will definitely treasure it! I love how you put thought and creativity into each page. The tape accents, photo corners, colored pens and inserts make for a fun journal! I am still trying to figure out the secret page! LOL I think its really neat how you laid out the pages, the amount of detail and love you put into this journal. I'm glad you enjoyed making it just as much as I enjoyed receiving it. I wish I could give you 100 hearts with this! I hope you will join in another journal swap in the future!
Response: Thank you so much for your comments and rating! I did have a great time with this swap and, yes, I will do another when I can. The secret message? Here's a clue: it has to do with the WWF - does that help?
Comment: Thanks for your answers! I enjoyed reading them. It's nice to meet another lover of history and historicals. 'How to Create a Perfect Wife' sounds fascinating and 'Paper Gardens' has now also made it's way onto my to-read list thanks to you! :)
Response: Both titles are well-worth a look - hope you enjoy them. Thanks so much for your response, for rating and for the heart!
Comment: I absolutely adore my new wrist cuff--thank you so much for making such a lovely piece! I put it on the moment it was out of the package and wore it all day; I'm quite sure I'll be wearing it often. <3 <3 <3
Response: Oh, Anitra, I'm so pleased you like it! It was challenging to design in a small space - and fun to pull out my bits and bobs to add in. Enjoy! Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Hi Judy, I enjoyed the letter and the photos of your post office! I love it that The Canada Post pickup van is in the photo as is your husband. HOw quaint that it is in your Hallmark store! Yes I could live there also If it had a library and a MIchaels! :) I also love to read! Mailing my packages and letters is a lot of fun too, as I enjoy talking to my postmistress.The Octopus Garden bench sounds so neat, I LOVE the ocean. I will go now and visit the web to see the bench! Thanks for a wonderful swap.
Response: Wasn't this fun! Our post offices have such a lot to do with the satisfaction of a swap. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the list. I love the category option you chose to do. Some of the books on your list I've also read. I did, however, manage to find several that I want to read. By the way, I thought I was the only one who read books about books :D.
Response: Thanks for replying so quickly, for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Your list was fantastic! I love the descriptions and thoughts you wrote for each one. The Disney Imagineers and Guilty Plea sound like must-reads. I'll definitely be adding them to my list. Have a marvellous day. (ï½¡â—•â€¿â€¿â—•ï½¡)
Response: I'm so glad these titles caught your attention. Thank you for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Wow...I love the way that you made your book log into a little book. Enjoyed reading your log. There are a few books that will move higher on my "to read" list after reading your log. Thank you!
Response: So glad you found it useful, Carmen. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: thanks for explaining the process...I was looking at it wondering how you got such neat white lines in there!!! checked my rubber cement and it is solid...time for buying more to try this out.
Response: It's such a fun process and full of surprises. Thanks for rating and for the heart
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the writing related images for card making!
It always gives me a giggle when I receive a swap from so close! I just sent one off last week to Port Moody! Take care and I will write back.
Response: Thanks so much for rating and for the heart. I look forward to hearing from you!
Comment: Hi Judy! Thank you SOOOOO much for the lovely card and for sharing some of your life with me in the card. You have beautiful handwriting. I must also say another BIG THANK YOU! for the teacup bookmark. I love it. You do beautiful work. You outdid yourself with this swap, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks so much again. Happy Swapping! Carol :)
Response: Carol, it was a pleasure to make up this swap for you. Thank you for rating and for the heart!
Comment: First of all -- you have gorgeous handwriting! And your swap (my second from you) is presented so beautifully! As a former West Coaster, you have also sent some wonderful memories - thanks for that! (Can I, in heartfelt exchange, send you some Ontario snow??????)
Response: Thank you so much, Michele, for your comments and the heart. I'm glad that this swap brings back happy memories. Hope we can get paired up again.
As for snow, I'd rather you didn't. You know how it is here: a skiff and everybody panics!
Comment: It was WONDERFUL having you as a partner! I really looked forward to and enjoyed each week's ATC. I liked that you did a lot of different styles and that you explained your thoughts about each one. Thank you SO much for making this a wonderful experience for me.
Response: A great swap for getting to know one partner over time. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for the heart.
Comment: Another wonderful serendipity card...I am so amazed at one after another gorgeous card... Everyone is so talented... Thank you as well for the card it came in and the spiral clip I am using both ... I am getting very spoiled!
Response: This really was a great swap - so much variety! Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you, Judy, for your beautiful bookmarks! The colours on the purple one are very much to my tastes. The teabag bookmark is a clever idea, especially with the page corner part. I'm hoping these bookmarks would make my studying for exams a bit more pleasurable. And hey, the Stride gum! Thank you SO MUCH for it! What a wonderful surprise.
Response: So glad you like your package, Saija! I hope your studying goes even better now. Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Hi Judy,
I receive my pocket book today and I love it: it is well made, with care, neat... and damn: so creative, each pocket is just so different what a good job (as I scrapbook for 11 years now) I can really appreciate each page: the stamping, light glue, the bazzil cardstock... it is those kind of swap that I love as you can see, I rate a heart with no extra ^_^. Thank you very much,
XOXO, Lilou from France
Response: You are most welcome And I'm delighted that you got it so soon! This swap was such fun to do. Thanks for for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you, Judy, for a wonderful Reading Log :) It was a pleasure to read, mainly because of the amount of effort you put into its presentation! Different and endearing :) I enjoyed reading about what you'd read, too. A nice mix! And thank you so much for the bookmark :) Wonderful.
Response: I'm delighted that you've got it already! Thanks so much for your comments, for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I really love your crafty space! You are so lucky to have a whole room. I love that you included a picture of before the clean up too :p You have done a wonderful job! I find it hard not to have everything out and around me too. Thanks for sharing!!
Response: Thanks for your comments, Sarah, and thanks for the heart, too!
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely reading log! Wow, I wish I could give you more than one heart! It cost you a bundle to send as well - yikes! I loved reading your thoughts on your reads and although we might not be into the same genre, you did interest me in a few of your reads! Hugs, Happy Reading and Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm so glad you've enjoyed reading through my log. Thank you for rating and the heart!
Comment: OMG your Fill it creation is the most cute that I have ever seen!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and creativity :) Also thank you for the lovely card this swap is more than 1 hart ward it!
Response: I really enjoyed doing this swap! So glad you like it. Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Comment: I loved your page and your note. Your choices of ephemera were so much fun, and I really want to know more about the rubbish order/junk bucks! Kathy
Response: I must confess: I'll keep almost anything odd that comes in the mail - this was in an envelope full of coupons. And, because I keep almost anything..., I should have used it to get rid of some. Fortunately, I found a more artful use for it. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: BEAUTIFUL stamps on the letter, as well as the perfect little doodle on the front. :)
AND the front cover with the fill it now of the hungry child at dinner time, that's hilarious. :) Also loved the use of grapes for the food and drink. :) Thanks for the fun mini-zine.
Comment: I got your card today and it was truly awesome! My son's name starts with a J and he loves to Zentangle so I hope he doesn't steal it from me. Thank you for the info too, I always love to learn new stuff. I am going to host a Zentangle Eye next if you are interested.
Response: This was a lot of fun to do. I'll look for the eye swap next.
Comment: What a beautiful creation. I just love it! i never would have thought to roll beads leaving both ends with some width. you can definitely see the design on the paper much better this way!!!!! thanks so much for this bracelet. it fits fine the macrame works very well.
Response: So pleased you got the bracelet and like it. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: I love everything you sent! When my grandpa passed away, his corneas were donated so someone can now see because of him :) Also, my aunt donated her kidney to my great-aunt. Isn't it amazing how transplants even WORK? It's definitely a special ATC with a special story :) (btw, we share our birthday!)
Response: So good to hear about your family's generosity in organ donation - and to see that we are compatible in birthdays. Thank you for noticing, and for the rating and heart
Comment: You have a very special man. In Australia kidney transplant is done at the Austin Hospital which is just down the road from where I live, they do a lot there, so I have a knowledge about transplants.
Response: He is indeed. Yesterday we had the privilege of encouraging another couple just starting on the transplant journey. Thanks so much for your comments - and for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lavender from your garden. I love the smell, so it was sent to the right person. Loved the story about your grandmother bringing it from England. That is a wonderful family heirloom story for your family to share for generations. I raised a little pot this year and did get some blooms, but they didn't smell as strong as yours. Also thank you for the extras. Shirley
Response: So glad you got the package. Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for thePC! I don't know anything about the stamp you used...or what makes is awesome???
Response: The stamp is a Canada Post commemorative for 2011, the Year of the Rabbit. I chose it for the beautiful design, even though the postage was considerably more than a regular pc stamp. Hope you enjoy it.
Comment: Wow! These pages are outstanding.My garden And I love the extra Lavender sachet. It's a work of art. If I could I would give you a dozen 5's & hearts.I love the back page. It reminds me of Alphso Mucha . Thanks you so very much. bearnbabs
Response: I'm delighted that you've received it already - and that you like it. Thanks for your kind comments!
Comment: My Dear, you are far from a beginner as your beautiful journal shows. It is just amazing and FABULOUS!!! I just adore all the pages. You put your thoughts and feelings with art which made each page so special. I love them all but the orange, vintage and advice pages are my favorites. I am so lucky to have received this masterpiece. Thank you. Sending 1000 Hearts & Hugs, Mona
Response: Mona, thank you so much for your kind comments - and for the heart. I enjoyed this big project so much and am especially pleased that I stuck with it to the end.
Comment: Dear Judy ~ just got your wonderful mail ^0^ Thank you very very much, it was like I've been on that trip with you, wow ^0^ I would give you a hundred hearts if I could! Everything from the envelope to the quotes and your very entertaining writing style was so amazingly thoughtful! It even kinda had a lavender fragrance ^.^ You made my day a wonderful mail day ^0^
Response: I'm delighted that my packet arrived so quickly. I certainly had a great day exploring - glad you got to come along in words and photos. Thanks, Darja!
Comment: Thank you for a great swap. What a fun book bag. I will enjoy using it when I go to my library. Thanks also for the bookmarks from your library and the nice note about your community. I will have to look up your area on the computer.
Response: Isn't it a great design! You're sure to get some comments on it
Comment: Hi Judy, I loved your story as much as I loved the photos showing your craft room. My Mum is a big quilter and she also has a lot of fabrics. I loved your thoughts on how a swap like this made you think about clearing it up and neatening it up a bit. I can't stand being in mess, and go between getting a bit messy to cleaning it up well and good. Thank you for the email!
Response: You're quite right about messy and clean up - it's essential to find that moment and act on it. Thanks for reminding me that creativity/creative space is always a dance between order and chaos.
Comment: oh my goodness, how craft creative are YOU?! Iloved the little accordian square inchie ideas you sent-so darling! and the squares you cut out for me are lovely-i will def. be turning some of them into cute little glass slide charms! Loved the red $ envie too...but you must have forgotten to put the cash in there before you sent it out to me!...JK! lol! THANK YOU so much for your generosity-I loved everything! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Thank you for sending the fabulous looking muffin recipe! They sound delicious and perfect for a fall day. I also love that you mentioned a cafe au lait. I used to drink them at coffee shop in my college town. All the Starbucks in the city I live now, don't have a clue what I am talking about when I place that order!
Comment: Guards! Guards! was just hilarious! You might enjoy The Bromeliad Triology (Truckers (1990), Diggers (1991), Wings (1991). With Terry Pratchett it's so important to get your hands on all the books in the series. You'll never put them down. Thanks for the email. :D
Response: My reserve on Guards! Guards! came in to the library yesterday. I'm looking forward to reading it.