Comment: I am waiting till Christmas decorations are put up to open an then use as part of my decorating . I can’t wait!
I love your envie. Merry Christmas and thank you kindly for putting so much work into swap. 😍❤️😍
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap, again! No, I am not getting tired of your swaps or letters. I enjoy hearing about what is going on! I had a very nice Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the Christmas season but not winter in general.
Comment: Thank you for the generous resend! The receipe you sent looks delicious, I'll have to try it.
Response: I'm very sorry that this must have been lost in the mail. If you had messaged me I would have already replaced it. I will have a replacement in the mail on Monday. Again, I am sorry.
Comment: Thank you for the notecard and the extras! I enjoyed reading! I agree exercise isn't my favorite to do thing. I would enjoy just having it happen by doing it as I go about my day! Not an extra thing!
Comment: Thanks for the great notecard - I loved hearing about the quilt show and your fabrics. I come from a family of avid quilters, so I totally understand the excitement over finding just the right fabric. And I loved the washi samples you tucked in, too. How thoughtful of you! I especially liked the owls and woodland animal ones - so cute! Thank you so much!
Comment: I really enjoyed your package. The blocks are cute, and I really appreciate the extras. You didn’t have to send them, but I’m happy you did. I really like your choice in material patterns. Thank you
Comment: Your letter was so honest and well written, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and memories with me. Thank you for the whasi samples, card about Texas and letter, very nice paper. I really love your handwriting. Have a great day!
Comment: I LOVE the heart ATC! Thanks for doing such a lovely job, I look forward to adding it to my collection. And thanks for all the extras too! I hope you are getting some sunshine in amongst the rainy days - it seems to be raining every day here right now too! and this morning we got our first flurries - I am not ready for snow!
Comment: Thank you very much for the bible verse on my profile! I like reading my bible every day and having to put a bible verse on a profile helps me to do that! Thank you so much for being a part of these swaps! ALWAYS a BLESSING!!!!
Comment: I felt blessed for the beautiful things you sent to me! I love the hanging sign and will remember you when I see it on the wall! Your card was so nice an encouraging. Lots of hearts to you ! Thank you so much! Be Blessed!
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you for the card and wonderful note you wrote. I've always found some of my greatest accomplishments are when I'm forced to do something. At least it seems like you are forced at the time. I'm glad Thanksgiving was a success and I know you are feeling more confident in your turkey skills. I hope you have a great family gathering this year as well. Thank you also for the very pretty note card.
Comment: I enjoyed reading all about your crafting years! It was very interesting! I too don't have all my stuff organized. I must work on it so I can fine things better The teas look great too! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for your note Diane and congratulations to you on your success! I have been working on those things myself, it's not always easy but it is so very worth it :) And I really love the washi you sent, especially the camels!
Comment: Sorry it took so long for the swap to arrive! I found it hilarious that you included a note about the envelope being opened as it was actually opened by an elderly neighbor of mine thinking it was something from their grand kid. (I live in a apt and it was put in the wrong box by the carrier. honest misake!)
Comment: Thank you so much Diane for the cute owl card and all the lovely extras! I enjoyed reading your Love List - please do let me know if you ever take that Alaskan cruise! I would love to show you around!!!
Comment: thanks for my card...follow that impulse to have a go at art journaling..you can do it in your own book to begin with, then 'graduate' to sharing...I took that plunge and am glad I did..it is such an invitation to more creativity
Comment: What a fun flamingo letter set! I'm SO ready for fall too - the thing is, Chicago went RIGHT into winter -.- last week on Tuesday, it was 82. Thursday? 42!! insanity. Congrats on your weightloss! The retreat sounds like a fun time, enjoy! I definitely recommend Goodreads for keeping track of how many books you read. As you mentioned your collections, I am definitely a hoarder too :P
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. I had an all black kitten that looked like the one on the front of your card. Only now he's an 18 pound "Moose" cat. His name is BOO !!! But we love him. Thanks for the stickers too,. Can always use them. Thanks again.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful belly band card! I love the layering you did on the card and band! And, thank you for the super cute halloween card and the other extras! I especially love that card and the cat stickers! Thank you so much for an awesome swap!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, washi and die cut images! I will definitely use them. Our last-minute costume as kids was a bum. We were poor, so we'd wear whatever pants had the most holes, one of our dad's old shirts, and wipe dirt on our faces. Like, real dirt. lol I remember wanting to be a ghost using a sheet with holes cut in it, but my mom wouldn't let me cut up my sheets. Maybe I should do that this year.... :)
Comment: I received it today. Thank so much for the quality stationary items inside. I love that you send me postcards that I really like! The clips and other items were fun too. Love the packaging as well! Thanks for joining this round.
Comment: Hello! Thanks for the great swap! I love everything you sent! So sorry you had to be the same costume every year. How sad! But at least you were able to go with other family members. Have a great day and Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Hello Diane,
Thank you for the lovely pieces of lace you sent me for this swap. I look forward to using the pieces of lace in future swap projects. I also appreciate the notecard and coloring postcard you sent to me as well. I will use the notecard to send a note to a partner in a swap. I will enjoy coloring the postcard. Have a Great Week and May You Have a Stuffed Mailbox with Swaps.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful coin. I am still so very new at the ATC coin thing. Thank you so much for the extra goodies. If I could give you more than one hard I would thank you so much, and thank you for participating.
Comment: Your mail was very interesting to read. I need to check out your recommendations. I also love the story how you got back into reading. And just like you, I hoard every book I've ever purchased. Thank you for swapping!
Comment: Hi Diane,
Thanks for the nice card and the extra card. My Dad was a man who wore the star and to whom you could trust your car.
I very much enjoyed reading your letter. Today, we finally had a day that the temperature did not go over 80 degrees [topping out at 73] for the first time in over two months.
Comment: I thought I had rated this, but I checked back, and it didn't save. So here goes again! Thanks for the pc and the good scripture reminder! You might find Catherine Marshall's book, "Beyond Ourselves" helpful. If you want, I can send you a paperback copy I have if you will send me your mailing address. We studied a lot of her books in our Women's Bible study a while ago. Thanks again!!
Comment: I thought I did a wonderful job sending to my partner but you topped me. I loved everything and the care you took wrapping each item. God Bless for all the wonderful goodness you sent to me, I wish I could give you many, many hearts........=0)
Comment: So sorry about the mixup. Love your pins! I stole a bunch of them. I'm especially interested in that slow cooker cheesecake...that just almost sounds too good to be true!
Response: I'm glad you finally received it. I'm sorry for all the problems with getting it to go where it was supposed to go. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
May I ask you for a reason for the low rating? I do realize that it failed to come through the first time but I did resend and it did go through the second time. I have not even received a message from you. I resent again tonight - 9/3/18. Please let me know if you received it or if that was not the problem, please let me know what the problem is.
Comment: OH-It's my black kitty Lenore on this postcard! That amazing that cat lived that long. The oldest one of my cats had lived was 16 year! I now have a pair of rescue cats that we estimate their birthday being in Oct according to the shelter-so since we have a black cat-we call Halloween their birthday! And they will be 7 years this Halloween! They will always be your babies no matter how old they are! Thanks for postcard and sharing!
Comment: Thanks for the fabrics, that's a really nice pumpkin - I have the yellow fabric patten in a number of colors -- that was a very successful design. I thought Houston was awfully hot and humid when I was there in the early summer a couple of times, I can't imagine how uncomfortable it must have been the last several weeks.
Comment: Love the PC! This reminds me of a kitty I used to have that tried to puff up his tail but just didn't have enough hair on it to make it truly menacing! Enjoyed hearing about Sugar, you should put her pic on your Profile! Thank you!
Comment: Very fancy! Thank you. We have a lot in common I spend a lot of money in Walmart and I am 64. I grew up in the rural part of the state. Went to Auburn -which was more rural then-and after grad Bham is where my husband came to train for the ‘84 Olympics and I found a job. ...our daughter grew up here and now Homewood is Home. Thank you again!
Comment: Thank you for your list. :) Years back, I read many by Debbie Macomber, but I don't think I got more than 2-3 books into the Cedar Cove series. Maybe I'll look for them, with your recommendation. :) Thanks for joining the swap!
Comment: Thanks so much for your beautifully created attic quilt squares! I have to agree that I have enjoyed making these squares as well! I have started making other squares and can't wait for the next swap!
Comment: They're beautiful. Thanks so much! My stencil had a lot of circles and they were close too. It made it difficult at times for me too. Thank you for all the sweet extras. I love the stickers, washi (beautiful designs) the postcard and especially the note. The Quest is really deep. Reread a few things twice, but well worth it! Good luck to you, what a fun thing to do and awesome place to work!
Comment: Thanks for the card -- and the lovely snow! I was at Montreat Retreat Center for a conference years ago, and I chose other activities in lieu of the Biltmore tour. The card makes me think I made the wrong choice! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envies!! I really like them. Also a HUGE thank you for the awesome pressed penny. I love it!!! It was so thoughtful of you to send it to me. I really like the washi tape, too. I don't have any of these. :-) thank you for a great swap. It put a huge smile on my face!
Comment: What a super cool idea! The coffee filters did make it here and what a cool idea you did. Thanks Diane. We really enjoyed it. Glad to hear u r well. We start school back next Friday on the 3rd. I don't know how the summer went so fast. Have a good day
Comment: Thank you so much for the 2 gifts. I'm waiting to open them when December gets here. Maybe by then I will have a collection of things (23 or 24 items) to be able to open on each day until Christmas :) Your wrapping paper and ribbon is so neatly done and very cute! I appreciate the time and attention to details. :)
Comment: Your ICAD looks great! I buy copper foil tape and silver metallic tape at Home Depot or Lowes. They come in different widths and you can get a giant roll for a few bucks.
Thank you for all the extras!
Comment: I really enjoyed your letter and love the letter set you sent, as well as the stickers. Cherries are so much fun! And I love those 99cent Frosties too, though we don't have a Wendy's so I don't get them very often. Glad you had a nice trip!
Comment: Thank you for the American Patriot Picatso card. So cute. No rain here for the 4th but excess heat so I stayed in most of the day. Watched fireworks shows on TV. New York and Washington DC. I didn't even watch the neighbors shooting stuff off because the smoke and heat combined bothers my asthma.
Comment: Thanks for your great later and goodies. 😀 Yes, “I Can Only Imagine” is good. E3 stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo. It’s a huge convention that showcases the newest video games and systems.
Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmarks! The one with the beads is beautiful and dainty--I love the small size! I have only ever seen the large one. And I love the rainbows on the corner bookmark. Thank you again, so-so-so much!!
Comment: 7/11/2018-I love the deco butterfly tape you used on the envelope it self. OMG!!! I love this swap. Thank you ever so much for such a beautiful envelope full of butterflies....hundred hearts from me!!! Happy swapping.
Comment: It was late but other then that she went above and beyond to make up for it and it was more then i could ever expect, it was definitely worth the wait.
Response: I'm so sorry. I have not seen a message from you. I will be glad to resend this. because of work it will be mailed on Friday. This message was sent on 6/20. Item resent on 6/22. Tracking shows received on 6/25. Messaged Hikue on 7/2 and again on 7/7.
Comment: Hi Diane! Wow . . . your bags turned out beautifully! I love the colors you chose and the matching ribbons on each. You're right--that stamp is very special; thank you for sending me an image of my own to use. You used such lovely embellishments on each; I can't wait to use them!
Comment: I too struggled with the same things you did in this swap. But that's the way we learn! I really like the two you sent-you're right about the yellow but I can see it! Thanks also for the napkins-I'm hooked on decoupaging napkins over book pages and these will be great for that! Thanks for sharing and the nice note!
Comment: Great building. Is this Moody family related yo Moody College in Chicago!
Response: Hmmm... I need to research that. I do know it was originally a summer home for a very wealthy family. I've been on the tour 3 times and they probably tell us that but the older you get the less you retain. I will be a year older in about 12 hours.
Uh Oh! LOL!
Comment: I received the flower photos today. They are beautiful. I wish I could tell you what the purple one is, but I have never seen one like it before. Thanks for the info about the Alamo and the sweet note card.
Comment: Thanks for the nice card, Diane. I've often thought that I would not be one of those people you see on the news who just lost everything in a fire that could bravely stand there and say all their 'stuff' could be replaced, etc. It may be because I grew up with very little, but my things (including my postcard collection!) mean a lot to me. thanks again, Carol
Comment: Postcards received and ready to be sent on their way again =)
Thank you very much for the adorable stationary you included! I don't think the design could be any more perfect for me! I'm not sure I will ever be able to use it haha <3<3<3
Comment: Nice card to add to my collection of Capitol buildings, Diane -- thanks much! Great facts too. As a matter of fact, it was my looking for state capitol cards online 8 years ago which led me to joining Swap-bot! The rest, as they say, is history!!
Comment: Loved the washi patterns you sent, especially the kitty one, I actually have no kitty washi tape! And the PCs you sent are great, especially the Blue Russian kitty. I've had 4 in my lifetime and they are the most awesome and smart cat!
Comment: Thank you so much for my paper bag envelopes and stationery. The card is really beautiful, I’m so sorry I didn’t get what you first sent, but I so appreciate what I just received! Love the ATC papers, too. Thanks again.
Response: I'm so happy that you finally received it and that you liked them. They were fun to make. I tried to do embossing on the first envelope I made. The brown paper just grabbed the embossing powder and you lost your design in it. Lesson learned. LOL! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
I'm sorry but I'm not sure what I did wrong. I'm not finding a message from you anywhere. I made an envelope with stationary and an envelop with a card and an envelope to mail in. Did I leave something out. If you just was not pleased with it please let me know and I will be glad to remake it.
Comment: Another great swap!! Always a pleasure getting mail from you. I read your letter, I am on the go today, grocery shopping and cleaning, I just put all my chicken in the freezer, I have to get hubby to his doc appt. 3-4 days a week working is hard, especially, when your battling pain, take it easy, drink some tea, and read a good book. Miss Layla turned 5 in Feb., we registered her for school, I am trying to get her lessons ready and teach her the basics and I feel like I am getting nowhere LOL. I will see you at the mailbox, have a blessed week.
Comment: I can wait until Christmas but it will be difficult. 2 little gifts. Thanks for your note too. I also climbed the Illinois monument. I think it was 95 degrees. Thank you. Where were you in Illinois?
Comment: Thank you for sending me your answers. I really like the stationary you used. I also love the stickers you sent - I haven't seen these before - nice soft colors. Thank you for the other extras.
Comment: Received your PC today. I only think of Texas Longhorn cattle and I forget that you also have oil, that is probably because I was raised in cattle country - although it had oil too 😂😂. Actually you gave a good question for thought, how do they not hurt each other with those horns, I also can't help but wonder how hurting my school hurting hurting must go must? I also can't help but wonder how herding them must go? Have a great day!
Comment: I will pray for you, Diane! I know weight loss is hard. I just read that the Mediterranean Diet is a good one. The only one that works for me is curbing carbs and determining it's going to be my lifestyle.
I will also pray for you to have a quiet time and to be obedient to God's will. It's a struggle, I agree! Sending hugs and encouragement!
Comment: Hi Diane! Good to hear from you and thank you for sharing your weekend! Bummer on how long it took to get to the wedding - amazing how traffic can mess up the best laid plans!! Glad you got there in time and it is wonderful that you have stayed in touch! Thank you for the extra goodies - they may get used for a swap I am in! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I highly recommend both Biltmore and the Billy Graham Library, right now they have a special exhibit about his funeral. If you stop at an AAA office in NC, you can get discounted tickets for Biltmore. Thank you so much for the pineapple stationary!!
Comment: Lol! Fun reading! Glad I'm not the only one to have a party line growing up!! Guess that dates us huh?Hope you are enjoying the cool weather... summer is coming!! Well fellow Houstonian, happy spring!! TFS...
Comment: OH my - I hope your brother is okay and getting better... Enjoy all your new fabrics, lol... sounds like you got an amazing deal! About telling your hubby it was your friends fault .. lol .. I don't think he is going to fall for that.. but let me know if he bought that? lol Thanks for the washie!
Comment: Hi Diane! Got your survey answers, I've enjoyed reading your answers so much! Did you like the movie "Paul the Apostle?" My husband and I are thinking about going to see it. Well, I hope you have a great day...thank you for the wonderful swap, and I hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: Diane, I received your package today and was thrilled with your letter and all the hot air balloon items you included! Such a wonderful collection of goodies! This was a wonderfully special swap and so much appreciated! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Comment: So sorry for rating so late! I'm working 3 jobs now and making sure i'm rated and rating everyone is time consuming! Thank you so much for the Quote and for being so patient and understanding! Hugs- Jaimie
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the washi! I don’t have those, so yay! I love the die cuts. I’m not a garden person either. (Sorry for late rating, been out of town and have had to go through so much happy mail)
Comment: How lovely! I really enjoyed reading about your day. Hope you made it with tea. I would most likely hope like your pastor since I love my coffee. I love the washi tape and card. You're very kind.
Comment: Hi Diane, Wishing you a blessed and happy Easter!! Thanks for the big blue and brown bunnies. I gave your blue bunny to my 6 yr old granddaughter to put in her smash journal. She love it!! Thanks for the little white satin bunnies, these will be used on ATC jams. LOve the felt bunnies!! Really cute bunnies with flower necklaces. Thanks for the note paper and the bunny postcard. I would give you more hearts if I could. Thanks for a wonderful swap!!
Comment: Thank you sooooo much for my package! I couldn't do anything, but smile and feel special! I really appreciate everything you sent. You must tell me where you got the bike and flowers washi from that was on the front of the envelope! Thanks again, Diane! You are a special swapper!
Response: That washi was from Michaels and it specifically said Planner Tape instead of craft tape. It was by the planner section. I'm glad you liked everything. Have a very Happy Easter!
Comment: Hi Diane! Thank you for all the amazing die cuts! Do you have a circuit or other cutter system? It does a great job on the cuts! Wish I could give you more than one heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping!
Response: I have a Sizzix which is where I cut most of my die cuts from. A friend got me started ordering from Wish.com and they have awesome dies for $1-$2 each so I'm able to get a great variety. I now have a Brother Scan n' Cut that I'm starting to use more and more. That Goldfish was a built in design and I thought I'll Just try this out. I had not tried and intricate design on it yet. I fell in love with the goldfish! I do have a Cricut that I have never mastered. It's one of the very first ones they put out and it just likes to eat paper. Maybe one day I'll learn to use that one too. I'm glad you liked the cuts I sent. Happy Easter!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and thank you so much for the stamps I've been wanting stamps for a while now and can't really afford them you are amazing they're not that cheap around here since we only have like 4 stores they want outrageous prices for them and I absolutely love reading your letters they always bring a smile to my face and make me laugh this is the second one I've got from you and I hope we can continue to be pen pals I really enjoy reading letters thank you so much
Comment: Hi, Diane! Thanks so much for the letterset love. I know what you mean about it hard to find actual letter sets! That's one reason why I love hosting these swaps. It helps freshen up the stash! I've found that Etsy has some super cute letter sets. If you're interested in a few of the shops, shoot me a message. :)
Comment: I was happy to see I would be receiving from you! The card is beautiful and I like the poem. The magnetic strip verse is very nice too! I like all the extras! Hearts to you and Thank you so mluch! Hope to see you again soon in a swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for this great swap. I had so much fun with all those amazing things you have picked for me and I am so looking forward to use the all. Thank you for making this very special to me.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter it made me laugh and smile quite a bit I will be right and back very soon I'm really enjoyed it and I loved all the extras they were perfect I love the card the postcard I love the butterflies the washi tape thank you so much you are an amazing person and I love to learn more about you you are just awesome and I'd love to see some of them old photos one day
Comment: Well, you did make me smile. Thank you so much for the lovely mail. The scripture and everything about it! I will be trying the potatoes soon. I love gold potatoes. The bookmark is going in my Bible.
Comment: What cool squares, and extras to boot! Thanks so much! (I love the Paris bookmark. I spent two days...just two days!..there, and I'll never forget it. This is going into my current book immediately.)
Comment: Thank you! I am working on two of the same quilts and there is a lot of yellow that is needed and I find myself going to get some at JoAnn's. Now I won't have to for a while. :) Thank you for the whole fat quarter instead of just half. :)
Comment: i already received your pc. will be posted to you tomorrow.
And many tanks for the extra postcard ; I have already a Texas mapcard, so I am very glad with yours. I never see a longhorn and I hope to visit Texas and see them someday. It is a dream !
Comment: Thank you Diane for sharing with me your 20 wishes and or bucket list for 2018 with me. Thank you so much for the lovely bookmark as well. May pm you as there were so many things I wanted to ask you or can relate too you. Happy swapping.
Comment: Hi, Diane! I am loving these "Bible Studies for Life!" :) I recently started reading "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskam. It has helped me further appreciate God's gifts and this study was just perfect for that. I enjoyed reading your study. Thank you for the washi and beautiful Proverbs 31 card! May I ask where you purchase your washi tape from?
Response: Anywhere I can! LOL! I'm a washi tape junkie. We have a washi tape store about 3 blocks from our house. I have to stay out of there as much as possible. It's hazardous to my debt card. I have bought a lot of washi from Michaels lately with the 40%off coupon. I believe the ones I sent you came from them. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and the extras. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Hi, like you, I'd love to spend a day with my mother and grandmother, though, one day wouldn't be nearly long enough. It's into March, time to get out the calligraphy pens and do some beautiful writing. I'm sure there's help on you tube. I'm in love with the sweet gentle colors of your writing paper, the sweet stationery you sent me and the washi tape is beautiful. The small coloring Bible verse card is wonderful. This swap gave me a huge smile, thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the tea. The crazy weather hit north Florida a bit, with freezing temps and rain, but only threatened snow and ice. Thank goodness. Great job on losing the 69 lbs. I know it is not easy. I decided a long time ago that I wasn't going to worry about slow progress, so long as there was progress (since that was hard to come by in and of itself). It took me about 2 years to lose 30 lbs. I started trying again last year and lost another 30 lbs. in about 9 months, which was quite unexpected, but very welcomed. Thankfully I don't need to really lose anymore, but I wouldn't mind another 10-15 if it so happened to fall off without any extra effort, ha! Oh how much trouble I could get into with 3 spare bedrooms. I'm so glad I don't have that much space. I have been purging the past 6 months and still feel like I have a small shop's worth of supplies. You say it may not seem like much to me, but I am right there with you. I pray that you can get these goals done by the end of 2018, because they are huge. Good luck!
Comment: Thank you for the note and washi. I love it. My goodness, you had a very long day. I bet it was fun though before the traffic and ol' Arthur, as my grandma used to call it. I would love to take a trip like that, and I have never quilted in my life lol!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and note. The gray cat on the card looks like he is giving someone the look for not doing something he wants. I understand about Sugar wanting to lay on you. Annabelle does that to me sometimes.
Comment: Diane, I received your Pick 5 swap envelope today and had such fun looking at the things you selected. I loved the washi tapes you sent and yes, there IS a pug on the one with the light background. The postcards were perfect: I love love love the beach, so that one was a hit with me for sure, and then the other one was a beautiful Japanese Garden, another thing that I love! You obviously not only read my profile, but studied it, and you definitely get an A from me! I will share the puppy and kitty stickers with my granddaughter, who is also a crafter like me. The 'jaw-some' shark paper made me laugh out loud and I just HAVE to put it on the refrigerator for a laugh each time I'm in the kitchen. Thank you for a truly awesome swap! Happy crafting to you!
Comment: Hi Diane, I'm loving this PC on so many levels :) I love the illustration and the info about the Maginel Wright. Highly recommend "Loving Frank" if you are interested in Frank Lloyd Wright. Thank you so much! peace love light
Comment: Sounds like an awesome day!! I love the idea of sewing with a friend... I never thought if that. Or... I don't have any friends that sew. Definitely both... lol. Thanks so much for tbe washi - it will work great in my journal and so will your awesome note card!! Blessings! â™¡
Comment: Hi, Diane! It was a pleasure to read your study. Thank you for the extras! I cherish the bookmarks you've sent (one from a previous swap) and use them in my daily reading. They are a wonderful reminder of God's love.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and quotes. I had a good laugh because the chocolate you sent was squished flat!! Apparently the non-machinable stamp doesn't mean much to the PO! lol ! <3 <3
Comment: Wow Diane! I am so happy with everything you sent to me! you truly have outdone yourself! Thank you for the very nice note as well. Yes, God is good. He will help you on you and your husbands journey. Have fun with your new Journaling Bible :)
Comment: I really can't tell you how much I LOVE these! It's funny because I sent out the same type except mine were round! Lol. The colors you picked are beautiful. I want to give you an extra special thank you for the unicorn sticky notes!! Awesome swap. Thank you so much :)
Comment: First I apologize for a late rating - your package was waiting for me when I returned for a week in the hospital. It was like a Get Well Card! I had fun reading your lists. I'm going to look up your reading list and see what looks good. You are so sweet to include a huge extra - the cat note pad it adorable with a purple (I know you read my profile!) pen. OMG! I LOVE the foreign playing card. The purple washi especially the ocean creatures - gorgeous, AND then the peacocks! Thank you Thank You for everything. You went above and beyond with this swap, and I am so lucky to the recipient.
Comment: Your letter is so pretty, purple and a pleasure to read. The last time we went to Houston, we were half way back to Dallas before getting out of the city of Houston. "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you" also applies to organizing fabric and stuff. I love the washi tape, stickers and wish I knew where you found such a pretty letter set. Happy day, be looking for a letter from me.
Comment: I received your swap today. Thank you for the heart bordered card. I wonder what has happened though....? You marked sent out on January 8 - it was postmarked Jan 15 - I notified you that your swap had not arrived on Jan 24.... today is Jan 30 :) Strange but all is good... 2/6/18 - I received a resend from you today! Beautiful card. I am so sorry the first one never arrived till so late after the swap date. Sometimes the mailing system is difficult. This one is postmarked 1/29. Thank you for being so conceintous to re-send. Happy Valentines Day to you!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful birdie postcard! Sometimes the darndest things pop up in my memory. I try to figure out what brought them forward, then ask myself if it matters now. Usually the answer is no and I put it in my "garbage box," kind of like when my negative voice tells me I can't do something or I'm not worthy of being loved. I love the quote too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Diane, thank you for your lovely note about what you did during the holidays and for telly me about your gifts. My husband gave me my own leaf blower. I can't wait to use it when the weather turns warmer. I am constantly sweeping and he doesn't like mt to do it. Shirley Also, thank you for the extras.
Comment: Hi Diane! Your surprise came to me this week on a wet and old evening as i went to the mailbox! There your surprise was for me and i mean it was a surprise. I had forgotten that i had not received anything for this swap and there was your envie in the mailbox! What a surprise! I loved your letter about your cat and really treasured how much you loved your cat! It brought tears to my eyes. Then the gifts all wrapped up and it was such a total surprise for me to find your thoughtful gifts and loving kindness! Thank you so much Diane! I was truly touched by receiving your swap! Thank you for thinking of me and my cats!
Comment: Hi, Diane! How fun to receive a letter from back home! I am originally from south Houston. Thank you so much for the extra little goodies. I will be putting them to good use. ðŸ™‚ I enjoyed reading your study on prayer. I too have a warrior-husband and understand the confusion that can come with that. I will look into â€œThe Power of a Praying Wifeâ€ and at it to my reading list. It seems like the Lord put this swap in our corner at just the right time. ðŸ˜Š God often times has us doing things that we are unsure of. I think as long as we pray with our mind and heart in Him, we will be doing what we can for our hubbies because He will guide the way! â¤ï¸ Many hugs, Kim
Comment: Hi Diane. Thank you for the wonderful washi board. I was able to re-pin some of the pins. There were a lot of great ideas! I wasn't able to re-pin the other partners but finally I got Pinterest to cooperate for yours!
Comment: Thank you for the PC! Poor thing came in one of those mail body bags, but there's enough for me to enjoy the view and read your message! Good luck with your goal - it's such hard work!!! I have about 8-10 left myself - I'm cheering you on!! :)
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap. The card and stickers were wonderful and of course the washi samples! They are all new to me and will be lovingly used up in no time! I hope you got to see the grandkids playing in the snow over Christmas :-)
Comment: Diane, I think this Charlie Brown card was one of my favorites this year. I loved the verse on the envelope and the words in the card both printed and written. Just beautiful! Where did you buy them? I'd love to snag some for next year! Thank you for the Christmas stickers! I'll be stashing them for next year! Hope you had a good Christmas!? ðŸŽ„ðŸ’—â„ï¸Debbie
Response: Thank you! I got the cards at Lifeway Christian store. We always get Charlie Brown Christmas cards. I love them also. A holiday just isn't a holiday until you watch Charlie Brown and the gang. LOL! We watched "A Charlie Brown New Year" just last night. Have a very Happy New Year!
Comment: hearts and stars....most notably the star in the east....(I hope I got that one right, lol)....shrieks and shrills! Oh thank you for the Peanuts card and youre lovely sentiment. Seriously, Christmas isnt complete without Peanuts. I have a dvd of Peanuts from the 60's we kids "religiously" watched every season. It was "the" big deal to get popcorn! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for sharing such a useful board! So many great ideas in there. One thing I notice is hat people spend so much time on their planners. Not me! I like to keep it as simple as possible. It's so easy to get overwhelmed really quickly. Just do what you need for it to be effective. Good luck!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty cards, Diane! I understand about things getting lost. I have to keep track of sent and received on sticky notes on my computer screen! Thanks for the stickers and bookmark!
Comment: Wow, I was so surprised to receive a small package! I just love all the items, especially the vintage-inspired postcard. I know exactly who I'm going to send it to. ðŸ˜Š Thank you for going above and beyond. I hereby shower you with â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸! Thank you so much and have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas Card Letter! I received yesterday! I love this card i'll be putting it in my journal today! Our mail system is something to be desired. I'm so sorry I'm so late rating! GO Astro's!!! We came down for the parade!
Comment: So sorry for the miss communication. I will be writing you shortly. Thank you for the snail mail, I am very thankful for what you sent. I am so sorry, I didn't realize you tried to comment and it didn't go through. I hope to mail you something on Monday. Merry Christmas. I believe you no big deal.
Response: I actually did send it to you at the same time but for some reason it didn't come thru. I'm very sorry for that. I really don't know why it would go to one and not the other but I always send at the same time.
Comment: I love this card and how you decorated the envie! Thank you so much. I love the 3D stickers too. I will probably hoard them for awhile before using them. haha. May you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful Christmas grab bag. I love the assortment of Christmas items you included. I was just telling my husband the other day that I need a new pot holder. Now I got one and I didnâ€™t even have to go out shopping to get it :) BTW: You have the most beautiful handwriting.
Comment: Thank you for the card and the adorable cat stickers. Oh, I got your just because card and was meaning to write you back but things just kept getting busy around here. Thank you for the kind card.
Comment: Thank you!!! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts for this swap!!! I absolutely love the journal! It is so perfect for me. I can't wait to open my other gifts. Honestly, after seeing the journal, it has been very hard not to just sit down and open the rest! :) Thank you again! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks, Diane, for a vintage Santa card--they are one of my favorites. I'm thinking of using a stretched canvas to create a collage from the Vintage Santa cards I've received as something new to add to my holiday decorations. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining this swap!
Comment: Wow!!! You went above and beyond what this swap called for! I haven't opened any of my gifts yet, but I am wanting too. Thank you so very very much! You sent so much more than what the swap called for and I was so thrilled when I received your package.You always send me such wonderful swaps! Thank you again! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Christina
Comment: Diane, I just received the package from you for this swap and I'm so excited! I love the sparkly card you enclosed and the extra stickers. As for the two wrapped gifts, I will hold off as long as I can before opening them; I probably won't be able to hold out until Christmas, but I'll resist the temptation as long as I can and enjoy the anticipation of seeing them wrapped and waiting. I'll let you know how long I last. LOL! Thanks for a wonderful swap!!!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing bookmarks and the oh so adorable washitapes and stickers! I really appreciate that you took the time to read my profile and included something based on it even when it was not required <3 Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Comment: Diane, thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and letter, and also for the sheet of stickers! You have the most beautiful penmanship! Your description of Christmases past made me feel as if I were there and a part of the fun. "Do you remember...? and "When did that happen?" took me back to times with my own family at holidays. Thanks for bringing back some special memories for me with YOUR special memories! Plus I thought the card was beautiful as well!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! You did a great job cutting the curved edge. I love how the cardinal on the card almost exactly matches the cardinal washi tape you included! Thanks for the washi and the cute note papers!
Comment: I love turquoise too. It's a beautiful block. You ae SO lucky to be in Houston, to go to the biggest quilt show in the US. I understand it takes three days to see it all. That cutting machine sounds amazing.
Comment: Yay Texas! I was born in Houston and get to visit family occasionally when I can get down from Pennsylvania. I've always been too intimidated to try quilting but my girls have "Big girl" beds now and I'd love to try to make them quilts one day!!
Comment: Hi Diane! Oh wow i so loved reading your letter on what you did for the weekend. What an amazing time and it was so personal which drew me into the story! I have been thru Texas but not to San Antionio though. Made a this thru Mexico and came out of El Paso Texas years ago. So it was fun reading your history lesson and learned a lot. When i go back i will make sure to visit San Antionio. You had such a great time and you were so kind to really tell me what you did and i so appreciated that. Thank you so much Diane! I loved the postcards and all the details you wrote about. Again thank you!
Comment: Hey girl! Pards again, what's not to love? You always do a fantastic swap and this one was no different. Forgive my delay in rating as I have only returned home after having been gone since Oct. 1st. Your happy mail was a great homecoming. I'll enjoy putting to good use all the wonderful goodies that you sent me. I especially love the magnetic faith bookmarker. Thank you darlin' for being an awesome partner.
Comment: Thank you so much for your awesome mail! I loved reading about your family - especially about Sugar. She looks so cuddly! And her close up looks amazing! My son likes her pictures and can`t stop looking at her! :D
And thanks for the goodies, too! The card is soooo kitschy! I LOVE that! XD
Thanks soooooooo much for this swap. I absolutely appreciate it!
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for my beautiful wrapped gift, I'm saving it for Christmas. I loved the note you included, I love reading anything about places and history! I'll be studying that map, hopefully I can visit there sometime! And I love the postcard as well! Thanks again!!
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent. Your Sugar is a beautiful cat. I updated my blog with a short post but I did add a couple of picures. One with SuzyQ and Annabelle when I had both of them. Then a couple pictures of Annabelle. I am so glad that I have her as she is so much of a companion to me.
Comment: Ooh these are fun! I guess I used paper but also calendar pages, which are helpful for fall images. Thanks for the notes pages and washi too! Happy fall - I am enjoying the weather in NC below 88 degrees...
Comment: I feel the same as you, we have Christmas all year long when we have Jesus in our hearts. Your Christmas card is lovely and sweet. I can see you love The Lord. I've seen the Christmas Stocking swaps, but, they would "over extend" me and that's not what God wants us to do. My family celebrates the true meaning of Christmas while endeavoring to let go of some of the fluff. All the extras you shared with me are so sweet. I loved the tiny envelopes which made my heart sing, thank you.
Comment: Sorry dear for the late rate. Being in and out of the hospital is for the birds. I just loved the cuttings. I can't wait to use them next week when I go to a scrapbook retreat in the Amish country in Ohio. They will be perfect. Thanks ever so much.
Comment: I have a feeling my husband, as indulgent as he is, would not like it if I lived near a washi store! I already live near a vinyl store and I have to restrain. I don't know if I would have enough self control for washi too. Thanks for the profile hello! Hope you are doing well.
Comment: Hello Diane,
I wish I could see that store with all those washitapes. That's great, and so nearby. Here we have to look at many stores to find several washitapes, but they never have that many in stock.
Comment: Thank you for the verses! Last year the Psalm verse was my motto. I went through a devastating health crisis with my mom. That verse, and many others, was all that got me through. Be blessed! -Holly-
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I hope you wonâ€™t mind if I write back:) Iâ€™d love to comment happily on a few things! Thanks also for the adorable cat stickers and fun note paper. Happy Swapping!
Comment: I totally forgot to come back and rate this again once all items were opened. Thank you for the lovely swap and thoughtful items! I especially love the owl lip balm. I have never seen that before. Very cute! Thank you!
Comment: Oh Diane!!!!!!!!! I love the coloring book and I'm sure I'm going to love the stocking stuffer as well! I'm going to save till Christmas! Thank you so much for the colored pens as well! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package. The little tissue holder is just what I need going into the colder weather. The seam ripper looks like a blessing for my arthritic hands. And the stitchery piece is so cute, just about the right size for my attention span. I love everything, thank you.
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for your lovely letter telling me about your dear Sugar!! She looks just lovely!! Donâ€™t our kitties bring us just sooo much joy!!!??? And Sugar, it is very kind of you to give us one of your favourite cat toys!! Our Ali (1 year old) and Biscuit (nearly 5 months old) will love it!!! Thank you!!!
And I love the washi tape too!! Thank you!!
Comment: I really like the papers your chose for the envelopes! Thank you for the bookmark, I'm an avid reader and my bookmarks are usually whatever scrap of paper is within reach. ðŸ˜€ Thank youðŸŒ¸â¤ï¸
Comment: Thank you for your nice note and the stickers. I love them! Now I know how to send washi tape pieces too. I went through two hurricanes in Florida and the cleanup is difficult. Working with FEMA and insurance companies is a pain.
Comment: Oh my, Diane! Everything you sent is fabulous. I love the ziploc jar, and the elephant buttons are adorable. Pretty notecard, too. I haven't read my slips of inspiration yet, but I'm sure they are thoughtful. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely long letter about books! I'm so glad your friend forced you to read that book because it sounds like it changed your whole life. I feel so happy when I hear about non-readers being converted. :)
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you for your card. I hope you are well after the storm, I've seen terrible things Typhoon Harvey has done to Texas and I pray for you and your loved ones' safety. Warm regards!
Comment: Ok...this may sound goofy - but you have the most beautiful handwriting!!! I loved reading through your thoughts on God's Love, and like you, I really enjoy these studies a TON. Thank you from the heart for the beautiful washi, card and stationary - they are beautiful additions to a lovely swap. xoxo Dina
Comment: Hi Diane. I hope you are well. I am sorry for all you guys are having to deal with. Been there done that. I pray things can get back to noraml as soon as possible. Thank you for all the wonderful items you have sent. I loved everything. Thank you and best wishes.
Comment: Thanks so much for the vintage postcard, I love it! I can happily spend hours at antique stores. I find it very relaxing. I turn my cell phone off and just wander back to a simpler time in life. :)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Zine ! I LOVE QUOTES! This is so nice ! I'm really enjoying the Zines! Im new to it all but I am enjoying it! There are so many different ways people make them that it makes it so FUN!
Thank you for the lovely skinny washi! I LOVE IT! We dont find that too often! It's lovey! Im jealous of your Washi store! heheheh!!! Thanks for the planner goodies ttoo! I've already put the heart clip to good use and the stickers are perfect for me!!
I love your letter about the findings in your Hubby's Uncle Pete's house! Wow I love that you saved the things they thought were garbage and didnt let them go to the landfill! These are bits of history and need to be preserved and passed down so that its never forgotten!
Deja Vu... weird that the newspaper had a similar headline as we have now with the hurricanes!! O_O Crazy world!!
Thank you again! LOVELY ZINE!!! <3
Comment: I absolutely loved everything ! Thank you so much ! The pineapple items were my favorite and the white cat shape pc ! Love it ! I wanted to know if you are okay? since you are in houston ! Is there anything you need maybe like a care package? I will like to help if needed.
Response: I'm so happy you liked the things I sent. We came through the storm just fine. We had no flooding in our neighborhood and never lost our electricity. It's so wonderful the way people have come together here to help one another.
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for everything you sent. I don't know where you found the tin box, but I love it. I can put all my little things I keep losing in it. FYI: I sew AG or 18" doll clothes. I thought I had mentioned in my profile. I'll have to check and fix it. Thank you again for all you sent. Shirley
Comment: Your card that was postmarked August 20something arrived today! Thank you!
Thanks for the re-send you did when that first one took so long to arrive, it's awesome that you went the extra mile. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful items! I am so happy the cat card reached out to you too! Thanks for sharing one with me, though I think I may keep it for myself. :) The die-cuts are great and I can't wait to create something with them and the other items will be put to good use as well. I'm so glad to hear you're okay and I will continue to keep Texas in my prayers. Hugs & Blessings.
Comment: Thank you for this most perfect postcard. Texas was flooded and as I write this Oregon is burning up! It hurts that two favorite states are suffering. Glad you are alright. My friend lives in Houston and she is fine. One cousin in Orange county had to be evacuated but him and his family are fine. The others near the flood are all fine.
Comment: My heart goes out to you and all affected by Harvey. Even though you are dry at home, it's hard to see the effects around you. Thank you for the lovely postcard. I love the beautiful flowers. It was a fun swap.
Comment: diane so happy that Harvey didn't effect u personally but saddened by the devastation it did leave. thanks for the cat card and the anecdote . I giggled. esp since today I received another letter for a cat story swap. lol.take care see u soon
Comment: Hi Diane! I hope this finds you well and that the hurricane has not adversely affected you and yours! I will have to keep those packet of almonds in mind as I am like your hubby - oops! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the butterfly PL, Diane! I wish I had a fuse tool, too! I can relate to your hoarding - I love paper, as well. I have stayed away from fabric arts, though. Only can do so much! Thanks for the dies and goodies, too!
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you for the great PC. I love the colours. Yes, Facebook & Pinterest are super time stealers! Rather be out in the sun, beaches everyday if I can do it :) Blessings of peace love light.
Comment: Received postcard today, look forward to sending on. I am very blessed to be lucky to have traveled many places, can't wait for our next adventure. You should definitely drive to Canada, the trip from Houston to here would be a wonderful trip. When my husband retires wwe are planning on going and live in different areas until health insurance becomes to expensive then we are coming back to Canada and will tour the Western side during the summer months. I love seeing the rest of the world.
I hope you are safe in Houston, been watching news reports - where British Columbia has been fighting fires all summer and now the terrible flooding in your area - I hope next summer sees all of us in better/safer conditions. Be safe and take care.
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the beautiful mini PL. I love the stamps that you included. I am sorry to hear about your father's stamp collection and the postcard collection. It was very sad to read about. I hope you are able to start new collections of your own! Thanks for the wonderful swap!
Comment: I loved the note card you used! Thank you for all the goodies! I loved the vintage bicycle post card too! I also loved all the teacup things too! Many hearts to you!
I hope you are ok we are thinking of everyone down in TX with all the bad weather.
Comment: Ty ever so much for your answers to the bible study questions. I love that you wrote them in your own writing. It truly makes it personal. I love all the extras you sent me. Thank you. A million more hearts for you. Happy swapping,
Comment: You did a great job of gluing this, I would never know it wasn't a "real" pc! Had to look twice! thanks for the card and the compliment on Flikr. And for reading my profile. Still don't like liver or licorice.!!
Comment: Hi Diane! Thank you so much for the lovely flat iron building PC. We have a few beautiful old ones here in Winnipeg! My city does a great job at maintaining historical buildings! Take good care!! :)
Comment: Thank you for the extras! I've always wanted to learn calligraphy as well. I have dabbled in water coloring, but I am in the very beginning stages. YouTube would be a great free resource in between going to the paid classes for watercolor. Good luck with everything!
Comment: I received you lovely mail today. Thank you very much!!!
Your letter is so interesting. Especially he truck-story! I totally believe what you wrote about Robert`s last joke.
And thanks for the paper and the washi-tape - it is all so beautiful! The cats!!! :D
If you are interested in, I could send you my Letter from Beyond as well. I wrote so much that I typed it at first and saved the file... :)
Thanks again for this great swap! I love your mail!!!
Response: I would love to read your letter. Thank you so much for your comments and the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package, Diane! It's interesting how sewing has different nuances. I've never been great at quilting, and seldom ever wore anything I made for myself, but found a niche in altering. I had never even considered altering, other than mending, until my 20s. It's the same with fiber arts - I took right to crochet, but I simply cannot grasp the concept of knitting. <3
Comment: I definitely think this might be the dumbest law on the list
"A law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed against them."
Comment: Love the NYC postcard, Diane, and your nice note. Can you believe it arrived in Oakland with no postage stamp? In fact, I'm not sure you used one - there was nothing sticky like adhesive in the corner... hmmm... Take care! - Rhonda
Comment: Thank you so much for the very nice letter! I enjoyed reading it and seeing a glimpse of your life. I laughed at you not knowing what to get for supper. I get that problem too! In fact I would rather write a letter and swap than make a meal some days. Have a great rest of the summer! I hope you get a vacation!
Comment: Thank you for the great envies. Glad to be the excuse for a paper purchasing shopping spree, because a paper stash without aqua paper (and every other color under the rainbow) is not complete!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard of Houston that you sent me, it is seen that it is a great city ... by the way, I love your calligraphy, it is very beautiful
Greetings from Chile!
Comment: Thanks for the swap cards and the extra ribbon, notecards, and stationery! I'm rating a little late because I've been out of town for two weeks and just returned late last night. Sorry you had to wait!
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for the beautiful fabrics. Don't know what i will do with them yet, but will definitely find something. Love the paper doll note card. I have a thing for paper dolls. I have over 75 original uncut books dating back to the 40's when I played with them. Shirley
Comment: Oh my gosh, you are so amazing!! Thank you so much for the resend even though it wasn't your fault the PO delivered the first one ripped up and stuff missing. This package is truly wonderful, I love everything in it, you couldn't have picked anything better for me!! Wish I could give you more hearts!
Comment: I am honored to pray for your prayer requests. Thank you for decorating the envelope with the ocean theme (it made me so happy when I saw the lighthouse) and for all the awesome extras! The keychain card is going on my ring of keys right after this, I'll start using the bookmark right away too, the stationery is beautiful and what fun summer washi tape! Thank you so much for brightening up my day!!! Oh, I have a question. Where did you find your note paper that you wrote on (she who sews to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap....)? I just love this paper!
Response: I picked it up at Joann's Fabrics one day. It was in the impulse items at the checkouts, you know, those things you just can't resist. LOL!
Comment: Beautiful skinny card! This was my first skinny card swap as well, so I giggled when I read your message asking the same question I had asked the swapper I sent to. Looks fabulous to me! Also thanks for the extra charms. LOVE them and will definitely be using them in future skinny cards or other paper crafts. Cheers!
Comment: Thank you so much! The presents are so beautifully wrapped! I am crazy over the paper. I don't want to put them in my stocking they are so pretty! Thank you also for the Christmas List poem. I really enjoyed reading that and will be putting it out during Christmas. I am so happy and blessed that you join this swap. Have A Happy Day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap cards and I really love the extra notecards you've sent. I'm totally addicted to notecards and seem to find myself hoarding them instead of using them like I ought! hahaha
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat card. I understand about air conditioner problems. Mine went completely out last month and the daily temps at that time were in the 90's. I ended up replacing the entire heating and air units in my trailer then the next week I finally replaced the air conditioner system in my car as I will have to keep it at least another 2 years
Comment: Your handmade embellishments are beautiful! I especially love the butterfly one! and I love the decorative paperclips! I bought some paperclips so I could do those as well! I've really enjoyed making my own embellishments! I love the washi samples you sent! That flamingo one is so pretty! And I can't wait to try out that tea! I love spicy teas! Thanks for a wonderful package!
Comment: Thank you, Diane, for your great list. Wjen I was growing uo, we didn't have central air or attic fans, but an old "swamp cooler." I remember having to add extra water with the hose on hot summer days. I did not like that thing one bit, but it did the job. :)
Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter with the answers. I had a similar teacher to your worst teacher - many people got low rates who couldn't interpret the same - I'm a kinda maximalist, so in his years I learnt how to learn everything by word by word
Comment: Diane, thank you for your letter and all the extras. I loved the poem about fishing. It reminded me of me and my grandpa. Living in the country with my grandpa, I thought nothing about going into the garden and digging big fat worms for fishing. We lived on the CT River in MA so the land was very fertile for worms. I remember Grampa catching these eels and bringing them home for Grammie to cook. I wouldn't eat those things if I was starving. Thank you for bringing back some wonderful childhood memories. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for not one, but two charming ATCs. Both of them are very nicely done, with the colorful patterns and ribbon on the first, and the sleek image and composition of the second. So generous of you to include the butterfly stickers and washi tape, too; I love all the patterns and images!
Comment: Diane, thank you for you wonderful note and swap tags. I know how it is visiting relatives. My father was from a family of 13, Mom from a family of 9. When I used to tell everyone that I had 20 aunts and 20 uncles, no one would believe me. Sadly to say only 5 of them are still around. Shirley
Comment: I also love butterflies - and all of the extra goodies you sent. We seem to share the black thumb in common. I don't even try anymore, I have a gardener help me keep at least some things alive for part of the year (it's the best I can manage). Hope you enjoyed the family reunion!
Comment: Thank you so much, Diane--what an awesome wrapping job! I've put it away for Christmas, but I also wanted to let you know that I love love LOVE the swap cards you made me!!! What a GREAT swap!! <3 THANK YOU!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love how the gift is wrapped and cannot wait until December to open it! The little extra goodies in the package were lovely as well! / 12-27-17 update: Thanks for an awesome stocking stuffer! I appreciate the gum, tic-tacs and hand sanitizer. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for your answers to the Bible study on wisdom. I enjoyed what you wrote and agree with your views. Thanks also for all the extra goodies - I will be so happy to use everything. Best wishes!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope of goodies you sent me! :) I'm excited about the watercolor PCs and the garden PC looks wonderful for a day of soft, minute coloring. The washi and tea were also a welcome surprise, thank you so much! I love everything. :)
Comment: Dear Tita Dianne,
I got empowering verses from you in 1 Timothy 4:7b-10 and 2 Timothy 1:9 :)
I really enjoy Bible verses cards :) I hope I may get to have more of these cards available in my country. Hehe
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cat postcard! My 6 year old nephew was visiting when I got it, and when I told him that the cat's name on the card was tinkles he laughed so hard he gave himself hiccups. It was a wonderful happy mail day! :)
Comment: Diane, thank you for the postcard of the lovely old Historic home in Galveston. I hate when they tear them down and put up something modern. They always seem to have an excuse to demolish them. Shirley
Comment: Hi Diane - I wish there was a 10++++ rating - your envelope of goodies was beyond awesome!! It is so obvious that you looked at my profile, and to make the envelopes re-usable, and the extra tape...and the journal..and the stickers...and the postcards...well dang girl you RAWK!!! Thank you thank you thank you. What a phenominal trading partner you are. Thank you from the heart. Hugs, Dina
Comment: Another great swap, I am praying you get some relief with that shoulder, it's not fun having shoulder pain. IT IS debilitating I been there. God bless you, I will be praying for you. Thank you, the tag is going in my car visor where I can see it everyday and remember to pray for you.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and extras. Love the book mark. So cute. Guess if you enjoy reading you like book marks. The quilt show post card looks like fun. I do enjoy going to them. Thanks again.
Comment: Wow! Awesome package! First the black and white envelopes you made are so cute, with the matching seal! I love them! Then the extras! I love the extra cards, so cute! Those cat postcards are AWESOME! And the beads are beautiful! Thank you for everything! Your a awesome swap partner!! I wanna give you a million hearts â¤â¤â¤
Comment: The sewing pattern ATC you made is so darling! I love the colors and the beautiful lace. And those flowers just take it over the top! AND the darling DARLING little girl twinchie to go with it just melted my heart! So sweet! Thank you for the cute extras! I love them!
Comment: Hi! I have received your swap and everything was lovely in it!! It was just a nice thing to find when I arrived home at night yesterday. Thanks a lot for your letter and all the goodies. Have a nice day :)