Comment: The envie arrived a little bit destroyed... but finally arrived... I think it's the french P.O., it was put it in a plastic bag... everything is OK... thank you very much for you nice photos & texts ;-)
Comment: I love the note card!! I'm guessing you made it? Beautiful!! My husband and I are walking in the Relay for Life walk on June 8. I will be attaching a pin to the keychain and wearing it proudly on my shirt. Thank you!!
Response: Our local relay is on June 14th - this is my third year to participate. It brings me to tears as I take the Survivors Walk with hundreds of other survivors of all ages. Enjoy your key fob! Thanks for the heart
Comment: +++Thank you! What a lovely card and teabag (with tasty tea!) you sent me.. :) The mail took a lengthy voyage to reach here. It went missing to XXX, it went through our custom, etc, all these prior to finally & safely arrived!!
Response: Better late than never. Would love to be a fly on some mail to see where it all went. Three months and 17 days to you. Thanks for the comment and the heart
Comment: Thank you for your package. Got the second one :)
Response: This swap was mailed on February 28th a full week before deadline to SPAIN. International mail takes more time - apparently this swapper can't wait.
I have resent this swap on April 30th as it has obviously been lost in the mail.
Thank you for the comment and the heart
Comment: Wow! What a generous surprise package! Your pink card is beautiful! You really are talented. And thanks also for your lovely letter and the tea with the verse attached. This is a happy mail day, indeed!
Response: I just love happy mail! Thanks for the nice comment and the heart
Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much for the envie of goodies which arrived today in perfect shape. Ilove the teas and the castle postcard from Ireland. I have been to Bunratty Castle. Would love to go to Ireland again. I also love the "vintage+ postcard of Woodstock.
Again - thanks for everything.
Response: So pleased you liked everything I sent. Thanks for the nice comment and the heart
Comment: Thank you for the all the nice photos of you, along with your nice letter. Yes, you are very busy, but if you love what you do, then it's a good thing! I hope spring will arrive soon; we are enjoying a glorious Easter weekend here with full sun and warm temps.
Response: Thanks for the nice comment and the heart. We had a warm Easter weekend and woke up Tuesday morning to more snow and colder temperatures for the next week.
Comment: Donna, love the green sewing themed tag. Of course as a quilter, why wouldn't I? The mini tag is also a sweet thing. Thanks for much for both the tags and the pretty green flowered tissue paper that I'll use in other tags and ATCs.
Response: Just knew you would love the Sewing Tag - cut the pieces from a piece of fabric. Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart
Comment: This is one of the most beautiful swaps I ever received. I love the Japanese paper and the silk tissue and all other butterflies. Ten hearts for you, thank you very much. I think you deserve a star too as a coÃ¶rdinator.
Response: Thank you so much for the awesome comment, the heart and a star too. This really was a FUN swap to host. I kept finding more Butterfly things to send and it was hard to make a choice. Your profile said you like Japanese stuff, so I was glad to find some with butterflies in my stash. I received some great items that were totally different from what I have. Thanks for joining my swap. The next swap is FLOWERS and MORE FLOWERS - check it out. I will be doing a different one each month.
Comment: Love the pouch. It will be perfect for my meds when I travel! Thanks for the time and effort. I know how aggravating zippers can be!
Response: So pleased that you like the pouch. I received the Butterfly fabric in a tag in January - just in time to make something. I was fortunate to have taken a sewing course in 2005 that taught how to sew all the different zippers - it was a great help. Thanks for joining my swap and for the heart
Comment: Yippy!! You were so right! I absolutely needed and love the needle case! You totally rock!
And Happy Birthday to you too!!
Response: So pleased that you love it - was my first attempt at sewing one - saw the pattern on Pinterest, but I don't knit - I have a similar one for my crochet hooks. Thanks for the great comment and the heart
Comment: Thanks Donna for the cute little ornament! It is still hanging on my inspiration board. I loved the card your friend made also-It is lovely. Sorry for the late rating, I have not logged on in awhile.
Response: Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart
Comment: Love the fabric so much I don't want to cut it. Loved your letter and the card. Very special swap! Thank you.
Response: Thank you for such a nice comment. I made myself a zippered pouch with pockets on the inside for my jewelry when traveling with the Canada fabric - earrings and necklaces fit in each pocket. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Your cards were so pretty and Thank you for them!! And, omg, Thank you sooooo much for the extra goodies!!! I'm not a big tea drinker BUT, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dips. Youare so sweet!! Lets swap anytime! Hugs!
Response: Pleased that you liked my cards - Yes, you will love those dips!!!! Check the website for recipes. Wishing you a Happy New Year
Comment: Thanks for much for the card and tea. Can't wait to try it. Stay warm this holiday. Merry Christmas!!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart. We had snow one weekend in November, gone by Monday. It does nothing but rain now, at least I don't have to shovel that. Temps are below freezing at night - forecast is more rain, so we might have a green Christmas.
Have yourself a Merry Christmas
Comment: Thank you for the teas Donna. Your tree sounds pretty, and the dips you are planning sound yummy! Enjoy the holidays!
Response: Tree went up Saturday evening with Grandson's help. Ethan placed the blue lights on first, then the pink & white garlands. I just added the ornaments and it is done. Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart
Comment: Donna thank you for the beautiful tags !! I think I will use one of them as a bookmark it is too pretty not to see every day. Lynne
Response: So pleased that you like my little works of art and will use them. I have mine hanging on my message board in my sewing room, so I can see it all the time. Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart
Comment: Thank you for the extra special package, really liked your pattern, simple but very attractive, those are the patterns I look for. And thank you for the fabric that you used, that will go into my quilts very well and for the extras that you sent. Hope that you are doing better, best wishes and Shalom
Comment: Thank you for the package and all the information.
Response: Now you know that a small city in Ontario has an International war hero. Thanks for being so patient in waiting for this swap. I am not so sure that I like all this new electronic technology. I now have a wireless keyboard, mouse and internet connection. Can't even imagine what someone born in the 1800's would think of all the new fangled inventions. I would love a wireless maid to do the housework, who is paid by wireless debit. Thanks for the rating and the heart
Comment: WOW WOW and WOW such beautiful stiching my grandmother would give you an approving pat on the back my grand daughter who is three wants it made into a cushion for her whicker chair so will plan to do that thank you so much Love it Linda
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment and the heart. I am so pleased that you liked it. That was a pattern from a children's colouring book, so a pillow for your granddaughter's chair is perfect.
Comment: Dear Donna, thank you very much for your lovely package!! I like everything. But #1 for me is 1 dollar coin because of duck. It's so cute. And soooo beautiful landscape postcards~
And I'm really sorry, but couldn't rate earlier.
Response: Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart. The bird on the dollar coin is a Loon - they can dive under water and re-surface somewhere else. I remember canoeing up north one summer in Algonquin Park and chasing a Loon around the lake. They also make a haunting sound when calling to other Loons. Thanks for swapping with me - will do this again some time.
Comment: Thank you for the handmade tote! It seem very sturdy and well made! Also thanks for all your sewing tips. I will have to get started using the sewing machine soon! :)
Response: So pleased that you like your tote bag. Hope the instruction sheets will help you as you begin your sewing projects. I will send some more easy projects to make - just made some copies today. If you want anything in particular, just let me know - I have a binder full of easy sewing items. Thank you for the lovely comment and the heart
Comment: oh i love her you made her a dress what a wonderful addition - my friend is breast canacer survivor about as long as yourself so good for you and the tea bag and little tea poem love them also - FYI anyone should be thrilled to get a doll from you I am - yes those written patterns and at school I learn the way you do also - and I do not like to make more than one item with a swap as like you each one is a little different
thanks again Maggie
Response: I am so pleased that you love your Goddess Doll - it was fun trying to decide what to embellish her with. I bought some purple sparkly yarn today for a Dotee Doll I am making. Thank you for the lovely comment and the heart - you are so sweet!!
Comment: Thank you soooooo much for the really exciting package of goodies!!! I absolutely love everything you picked out to send. There is/was a lot of really cool stuff in there too. I hope to be able to do a private swap with you again in the future. Thank you again!
Response: So pleased that you loved everything. It was fun choosing items to send that you could use. Thanks for the lovely comment and heart. Will swap with you anytime!
Comment: I am tickled Pink by the great pkg you sent Donna!! Thank you very much ~ it's all wonderful. I enjoy jello recipes and I love that jewelry bag. You are a sweetheart â™¥ â™¥ ..the pink ATC ~ perfect!
Response: Pleased as Pink Punch that you loved everything - it was fun - thanks for the lovely comment and heart
Comment: Thank you Donna Lee and grandkids for all the goodies. My kids in Sunday school and my ladies will be so excited. Go to my blogs to see pictures of them:
You may have to page back some to get more, but explore.
Response: We are so pleased that your children & ladies can use the supplies. The grandkids had fun choosing items to send - they are already picking out stuff for the next box. I will show them your blog, the next time they are here. Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart.
Comment: Guess what! your package arrived yesterday!! woohoo! I love the sewing kit and Skylar loved the folder and stickers and we took the bags out shopping this morning! thank you so much!
Response: WOW - 3 months to get to you. I am so pleased that it finally arrived and you both love the gifts The bags are a Christmas gift - when I spotted them at a liquidation sale in the summer, I knew you would love them - enjoy shopping with your matching bags. Thanks for the nice comment and the heart - keep in touch, Donna Lee
Comment: Oh Donna these tags you made for me are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with me. I never could have had the imagination to come up with them. So original! The inserted letter that you sent was unlike any other I have received. It was so warm and personal. I will be stretching my creativity with these wooden teapots! lol But thank you for sharing them with me. I will let you know how that goes. Thanks for a wonderful swap and I look forward to having you as my partner again in the future! Just a wonderful swap all around.
Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful comment - I really enjoyed making the tags for you. Glad you appreciated the letter - I like to be able to share some news with my swapping friends. Will swap with you anytime - Thanks for the heart
Comment: Awesome letter. It was great to have you as my partner. Amazing we live so close together. Happy Swapping. If you ever want to do private swaps just let me know.
Response: Haven't been to K-W in a while - don't drive anymore. If you are ever coming this way, please give me a call. January & February are really busy with swaps - perhaps a private swap in March? Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart
Comment: Hi Donna! I got your WTC! :D I like the colors very much, and the chair...oh well, now I really wanna make a chair like that with herbs :D lovely! I am looking forward for more WTC in the future!
Response: When I found that picture in an old magazine, I knew I wanted a herb chair in my little court yard - I just have to find an old chair. I have made 2 more WTC's for swaps - it has become interesting to find just the right picture for them. I keep searching the thrift and used book stores for a book on herbs that I can cutout the pictures. Thanks for the lovely comment and the heart
Comment: Thanks you for the wonderful package! I love it all, already, but I am going to behave and wait until Christmas to actually open it all. I will be enjoying the tea later today! Merry Christmas!
Response: I too am saving my gifts to open on Christmas morning - thanks for the lovely comment and the heart
Comment: Woo hoo!!! Thanks for sending the aprons. They will remain wrapped until Christmas Day. I'll be back to leave a more appropriate comment after Dave and I open your gifts. <3
Update 1/9/12: We absolutely LOVE our aprons and are already using them. What a beautiful, and personal, swap this was. Thank you SO much!
Response: So happy that they got there so quickly - they were fun to make for you. Thanks for the rating and the heart
Comment: Donna, You are so generous with your cut size and the number of pieces! Thank you, and so organized to know what you had previously sent me. I hope I don't duplicate, but I'm not that organized! Thanks so much, I love them all (especially the purple scissors print!).
Response: I don't have time to perfectly cut the squares - so I just guesstimate the size and that is what you get - so happy you liked the scissors print - thanks for the nice comment and the heart
Comment: Kitt liked the swan postcard! Thanks to Ethan!
Response: Woodstock has a pair of swans at a local park that have babies each year and Ethan loves to visit the pond and watch the male swan chase the Canada Geese - it is very funny to watch! Thanks for the heart
Response: I am so thankful that your fabric has finally arrived - mailed on June 30th - that is over 3 months! I wonder where all it has traveled to reach you. I was getting ready to resend - trying to decide which red fabric you might like. Thank you for being so patient. Let me know what you make with it - thanks for the rating and the heart
Comment: beautiful patchwork square. Donna told me of her battle with cancer, I appreciate the letter. My mom and both my sisters had cancer, and now my youngest daughter has skin cancer, so we are very aware of what a disease it is.and do our best to donate all we can towards finding the cure. I make chemo hats for those who have lost their hair and donate them through local churches and now have a beautician who lets me know when she finds someone who needs them. I love to sew, and get donations from others who sew and have large scraps of soft fabrics, So the circle continues.and God Blesses.
Response: Thank you for the wonderful comment. I have very thick hair and did not lose it all during chemo treatments - it got thin, so my friend Violet, who is a hair stylist, cut and shaped it each month at no cost. My hair is salt & pepper - bangs are white - last week had my bangs hi-lighted in HOT PINK in support of Breast Cancer Awareness - have gotten lots of great comments on my hair. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart and God bless you and your family.
Comment: Amazing. I loved your letter and all the little extras! Thank you so much! What does RAK mean?
Response: So happy that you like everything. I knew I needed to do something extra for you just because I care about others who are fighting cancer. RAK is Random Act of Kindness - something you can do without getting anything back but a huge thank you. You will find them in the Forums under One-on-One Trades. Please keep in touch, Donna
Comment: Thank you so much for the pouch! It was sewn so beautifully. The fabric was gorgeous and the pin was a nice touch. I have decided to put it on the pouch so I can always remember where it came from
Response: You are most welcome - let me know what you make with the cherries fabric. Thanks for the nice comment and the heart
Comment: I ADORE these patterns!
They are totally amazing, just my style, and I have a few friends who are going to be absolutely jealous when they see them! Thank you so much, I cannot wait to start my new embroidery project now! Happy swapping!
Response: Sometimes two people just think along the same line - knew you would love those patterns. Let me know when you are ready for some more. I embroidered a large 20" X 24" picture of Indian Maidens on beige linen - framed and hanging in my living room. Working on a king size quilt top all in purple for my bed. Thanks for the wonderful comments and the heart.
Comment: This is a very eclectic selection! Thanks so much! I am going to take it all to work because once a month e get together in the staff room over lunch and make cards for co-workers birthdays, this is all going to be awesome!!! And with these supplies, there are some very quirky cards just laying in wait I can tell already! Thanks!
Response: I am so glad that you like everything - I am an eclectic type of person - not stuck on any one style - my home is a mixture of antiques, thrift store finds, sidewalk shopping and handmade. I have already made a card for my Aunt from the supplies you sent. This swap was definitely FUN!!! Thanks for the super comment and the heart.
Comment: Thank you Donna Lee for the beautiful mini flannel pink nine patch quilt. Thats a mouth full. I love it! Thank you for the pin and the nice letter too. My husband is a 6 year cancer survivor as well :)
Response: I am so glad it went to someone who understands all about cancer. I have a lap size one to curl under when I read. Thank you for great comment and heart!
Comment: Great fabrics! I totally fell in love with the faux batik one. And the teas are lovely - thanks so much! So nice to swap with a fellow Canuck. :D
Response: So glad you liked all the fabric - I have tons of scraps, so it was hard to decide what to send. Let me know what you will be making with them. I am making patchwork makeup bags and coin purses with mine. Thanks for the great comment and the heart
Comment: Hi Donna, Is there a way to award you 5 golden stars as well as a heart? I just loved Rumpoleteaser! He is so beautiful and a really great addition to our new home (we move into next week!). I enjoyed seeing him arrive after 3 months on a postal ship. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Dixie xxoo
Response: I AM SO GLAD he finally found his new home!!! Wonder where all he has traveled? Don't you wish you could be a little bug and travel with some swaps - would be a great trip. I enjoyed making him for you from old clothing. Thanks for waiting so long, the great comment and heart!
Comment: You definitely deserve a heart. The selection of fabrics was lovely. I haven't quite decided what to make yet. I only joined halfway through, so not enough to make a quilt, but enough for a lot of smaller projects. I love the pin. I hope we get to swap again some time.
Response: Thank you so much - you are my #100 heart. Glad you liked the fabric squares.. There is a possibility that we may continue this swap - especially for those who did not start at #1. Would you be interested? Will Pm you later as to details.
Comment: Woo Hoo! My tote arrived today! It was post dated May 10 or 12 so I think it is the original you sent, it just took the long way around:) Thank you so much - it is gorgeous! And I so love the extras. Thanks for a great swap, it was definitely worth the wait. BTW do you have an online shop/blog where I can look at your home business products?
Response: So relieved that you finally got your tote - that's the longest any swap has taken. I just got a digital camera - still trying to figure it out - will setup a blog and post some pics soon. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Whew... I finally figured out which swap this was from, I kept looking for A Small Country City which you wrote at the bottom, but finally found your name under 2011 PC swap#7 -July. Thank you so much for the Woodstock, Ontario postcard about dairy farms, very nice postcard!
Response: So very sorry - I forgot to write which swap it was - I deserve 100 lashes with a wet noodle - thanks for the rating and heart
Comment: Wonderful fabrics (as always). I just love these fabric swaps. Thank you.
Response: I received 5 fabric swaps today - like going to the fabric store and did not have to go out in the heat and humidity we are having right now - temperature over 100 F today with the humidity - that's HOT for Canada. Thanks for the heart
Comment: It came today and I Laugh out Loud literally when I unfurled it! What a cool upcycled bag. The dog on it is bigger than my cat :-) Thank you also for the goodies. I've never had a swapbotter send me a pretty little wrapped box with love inside. I almost unwrapped but reading the poem stopped me:-) I shall cherish this sweet little gift best of all. I can't tell you how much it was needed at this time in my life. I thank you heartily.
Response: I am so glad that you liked the bag - we have a large boxer and she eats a lot. I must have known you needed some special love sent your way. Take care and thank you for the heart
Comment: Once again you sent some great fabric, loved that mod 70's, that took me back a few years.The 'I love sewing' ribbon is going to get used on a pin cushion. I need pin cushions, lots of them, more pins on the floor than in fabric. Hope to see you in another swap soon.Thanks Blessings and Shalom
Response: So glad you liked all the squares - got the ribbon at a Fabricland Store that was closing - I have some around a pin cushion made from a salmon can. Thanks again for the heart
Comment: Received that over loaded package of yours, each piece of that fabric will be put to good use, loved the piece with 'I Love Canada'. I'm laying out 1 quilt this week-end (I hope). Your letter was the real topper, you need another heart for that. Thanks for all the goodies, the pink cancer clip, was a real jewel. You sure know how to fill up a package. Shalom
Response: You are very welcome - saved a little postage by sending together. Got a pkg of pink ribbon paper clips in Dollarama swap - decided to share some. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Your package arrived today along with the color blue and color orange swaps; it was like going to the fabric shop with out leaving home. Thank you for the wonderful fabric, the ribbon, buttons and the pin. You are so thoughtful. I will have fun using the items you sent. It it were possible I would give you extra hearts for the lovely package.
Response: So glad you liked everything. I received 5 Simple Squares swaps one day last week - #6 & #7 - mail is coming in bunches since the mail strike ended. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: â™¥ Thank You -pretty...I like the recessed zipper and the fun zipper pull as well as the lace and fabric....thanks again for a wonderful swap and a great note with news :)
Response: You are welcome - the design just kinda popped into my head. I cannot understand written patterns - I am a visual learner - need pictures - so I usually design my own stuff - the recessed zipper was not planned - just worked out that way - glad you like it. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the fabrics! I'm so glad things are going well for you. (:
Response: Glad you got them OK. Postal strike is now a Lockout - no mail in or out. I have notified my partners - have 6 ready to go today. I do not wish to drop from these swaps as I want to make a quilt from all the squares. If this is a problem for anyone please let me know. I have squares cut and ready to choose for each partner. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Donna, thank you for the cute AND practical pincushion. It's going straight to my sewing table! Thank you, also, for the extra goodies & the lengthy note. I wish our Goodwill stores carried fabric..!
Response: I have 4 of them - one at each sewing machine and one on the cutting table - very handy. Was at Goodwill today - got 4 yards of unbleached cotton for $3.00. I use this for crazy quilting. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Wow! Really liked the history of your items, it's neat that you're passing them on. :)
Response: Glad you liked my little story. I did tell my daughter that she gets all my sewing and craft stuff when I am gone and she said she would need a tractor-trailer to move it all. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the great package! The spices smell wonderful. Good luck with the Relay for Life! I participated in my local relay this past Friday. It was an inspirational night,
Response: You are welcome. I got these Gripper things that took a while to figure out how to use from my partner. This is my first time for the relay and I am excited about it. Did the Survivors Walk last year, but had other commitments for the weekend, so could not stay overnight. My friend, Cindy (CINDYAC) on SB went with me. Strange thing - she had my name for the All Crafters Craft Swap and hand delivered it to save the postage.
Comment: What a fun package! it went on for ever! My 3 year old and my 3 year old niece had so much fun pulling everything out one by one! Thanks again!
Response: Glad you liked it all - I have a basement craft/sewing room FULL of stuff - had lots more in parcel but shipping was $20 - no way I was spending that much. If there is anything you would like more of, just let me know and can send a smaller envie of stuff - have lots that my grandchildren use for crafts - they have their own 3 drawer dresser full of craft supplies/paper/wood shapes and recycled materials.
So glad you got parcel before strike - I was worried some swaps might be stuck in transit - so far so good.
Looking forward to more Canadian Swaps
Comment: Thank you for the delicious sounding tea - I've recently discovered I like jasmine green tea. The pear one looks really good, and vanilla chai will be good too. I enjoyed your letter, and the tea saying. I will think of you when I make the tea.
Comment: Hi Donna, I received your package today. I love the cactus you embroidered! I'll have to think about just what I'm going to do with it. I also very much enjoyed your letter...we have many similar interests. The postcard of SPRINGBANK SNOW COUNTESS is just too much! What a fun package to open, thank you so very much.
Response: I am so glad you liked everything, wasn't sure about the embroidery - I use them as pockets on tote bags that I make. The "COW" sits on the corner of Dundas St (our main street) and Springbank Ave. It was once part of the farm where she was born and produced all that butterfat/milk. She used to get painted purple at Halloween, but the police keep an eye on her now.
Thanks for the heart
Comment: I love â™¥ my coin purse from Canada!!! Thank you for all the wonderful goodies inside and for the great and interesting letter with news from where you live!!!!! I hope we swap again soon !!!
Response: You are most welcome - I always send a letter or note with each swap, makes it more personal
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful package of items I got in this mornings mail! So many unique and fun things to use. I love making mug rugs and imagine the fabric will be put to use for that. I'll try to remember to share when I do so. Thank you for it all!
Response: Glad you liked everything. I didn't know what a mug rug was - so looked it up and just made one from scraps - turned out great.
Comment: Thank You for sending the second package, was very kind of you. I'm in love with these fabrics, anything with purple grabs at my heart. Don't think I could make it thru life with out green. The card was very special, always enjoy learning about the areas my partners live in, your letter was also a real bonus, so informative and personal. Well worth waiting for. You made this a very special swap. Thank You
Response: My bedroom is purple and sage green - love this combination - have made curtains, pillows and pillow shams - working on a quilt. So glad you like the fabrics.
Comment: Loved the fabric, butterflies, they are a part of my heart! But the letter, that was what caught me. I'm from a time, we wrote letters, to stay in touch (none of this e-mail, texting, or long distance phone calls). You wrote a beautiful letter, and so informative too. Thank You
Response: I enjoy writing letters, little notes to friends and stories. I am the secretary/treasurer of our local Women of the Moose, so i even like to take notes and write the minutes. I have written a couple of children's stories and I am working on a romance story with a ghost from the US Civil War.
Comment: Wow you truly spoiled me! How gorgeous to receive a handmade tote with your beautiful embroidery! I will treasure this for a lifetime and use it always! I loved your letter too, please add me as a friend..nice to know someone next door to me in Canada :) I would give a billion hearts if I could, this was such a wonderful package!! Thank you!!!
Response: I am so glad you like the tote bag. I have about 30 different ones made and I couldn't decide which one to send. Donna