Comment: Hello Theresa,
Thank you for the varied and wonderful selection of Poetry you sent me for the "Poetry Journal" swap. I have not read the poems you sent me but I look forward to doing so, reading each poem. I am going to set it up to read one poem a day starting on the day that this poem is due to be mailed (Sept. 15).Thank you also for the index or table of contents of all the poems so I can find them in the journal. Thank you for your generosity.
Comment: Ahhhh. What a wonderful collection of poems! How lovely to revisit favorites, remember forgottens, and be introduced to the unfamiliar. To Flush, My Dog is particularly sentimental now. Thank you for sharing favorites from your collection and prodding me to rummage through mine to share.
Comment: Totally fine. I went overboard and filled my entire journal too LOL. I actually had it all done since April 6th, but just got into the PO today. Thanks again for this swap. I just love filling journals. Will be keeping an eye out for more of yrs in the future.
Response: yeah, it's more like..."this looks interesting, that looks interesting, etc..." type of swap
Comment: Hello Theresa,
Thank you for the Magpie Journal you created for me. I enjoyed the items you sent and look forward to using them. I look forward to especially using your seeds in my pots outside when it gets warmer and stays warm. I also enjoyed your other items you sent and will use them as time and situations permit. I have not read everything, but what I read I enjoyed. I will take my time reading over the next few weeks. You found some interesting information to share and I liked it.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful magpie journal! I like that you called it an interpretation. I always worry about if I'm doing it right on unique swaps. Love the f page! Still have a lot to read. :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful poem book! I can see that you put a lot of care and effort into your journal. My favorite one is "Casey at the Bat." And the cover is very nice too! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much!!! That change purse is adorable!! And I love crossword puzzles, funny you got me one. Thank you so much everything was great. And I never have enough journals. Thank you again!!
Comment: Theresa, Thank you so much for your recipe. Some of the ingredients we cannot find here in Australia, I will have to investigate alternatives. I love trying new things. Thank you for expanding my cooking file!!
Comment: Hello Theresa,
Thank you for the enjoyable Magpie Journal. I enjoyed reading all the poetry, recipes, fun facts, and journal prompts. Thank you for the cards, postcards, notecards, and bookmarks. Thank you for the directions to coasters and bookmarks. This was a fun Magpie Journal.
Comment: Thank you for such a nice assortment of tea!! They all look absolutely delicious. And thank you so much for including the chapstick. It was such a nice and thoughtful surprise! I am very glad we swapped!!
Comment: I'm so sorry I thought I'd rated you ages ago! Thank you for a wonderful book of poems! I enjoyed reading through them. Thank you for all the time and effort that went into creating your wonderful book of poems! Best wishes.
Comment: Thank you, the book seems interesting, I'm going to look for it. I can't believe you hand wrote the whole thing. My arthritis gets to be a real pain and sometimes I can barely write my name. If I have to do more than a line or two I type and print it and sign it, LOL!
Comment: Thank you for sending forward the journal. This is my first traveling journal swap series and it is so much fun to read everyone's lists. I lovedon't learning about you through your lists! Thanks!
Comment: What a fabulous journal of wonderful music. Wow, every page was great and reminded me of so many...I found myself saying, "oh yeah, I forgot about that one!" Thanks so much for the great swap.
Comment: Theresa, sorry it took so long to rate. I thought I had and when I came back to double check, I realized I hadn't. I haven' read any of David Baldacci's books, so I can't rate on it now. I do love the bookmark with the little penguins on it and also the little penguin charm on the tassel. Also thank you for the tote. Shirley
Comment: I enjoyed your notebook of A to Z lyrics! How long did it take you to complete it? My hand started hurting when I was writing mine. I hope you had fun with this swap. I felt like this was more of a physical challenge than a "swap" challenge. I hope to see you in future swaps!
Comment: Can't wait to try the Frosted Rhubarb Cookies. I just love Rhubarb. Can't wait to try al the cookie recipes.. I plan on making a new batch every week. Yum-m-m! Hope your having a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I peeked at quite a few and I loved the quotes I read that you picked, thank you for including some extra funny ones too, and the images are really pretty as well that you printed out with the quotes, I will add them to my jar & enjoy them for a long time to come. :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the goodies in this swap. Looking forward to have some hot cocoa on this cold day. Also love the note cards and the WI postcards. I have not received any of these before and will enjoy sharing them with others.
Comment: Thank you for your swap. It was an enjoyable read! If you ever get to go to WDW and need any tips, let me know. I lived with WDW in my backyard for 22 years, and spent 16 of those years with annual passes and/or worked there. :)
Comment: Hello, Theresa, yours is the first zine and letter I've received for the swap - thanks for everything! The coloring book zine is full of detail and I like all of the images. It was fun to read about your "likes," I share a lot of your food favorites! All in all, a really nice introduction. Thanks again.
Comment: Your answers to the questionnaire were fun to read! I love swaps like this -- meeting new people and seeing similarities and differences. I would rather play poker with you than some celebrity LOL. And I would love to try your step-father's chili! <3
Comment: Thank you Theresa for doubling my pleasure of receiving your handmade Christmas cards! How I appreciate you made for me Christmas cards, they mean a lot to me. And I will put your cards up on display in my apt for this Christmas season. This is a fun swap & glad it starts early. Happy October!
Comment: Thank you so much Theresa! We have a lot in common! Sorry to take longer than normal to rate, I've been away on a family emergency and just got back home to your wonderful package. I really enjoyed reading all the lists! Thank you!!!!!
Comment: I think our journals styles are polar opposites. My interpretation was to collect things and put in the journal for you to use. I know you put a lot of effort into the journal you sent me. That is more writing than these old hands could manage.. I thank you for that. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thank you so much for your huge package!! If I could give a million hearts and hugs I would!
Some of your favourites are ours too so will share with my family.
Thanks again. Above and beyond what I was expecting!(having had flakers in a few swaps)
If you want a little something in return,get in contact. So so so happy!xxx
Comment: Hi Theresa - Thank you so much for the great Jules Verne book. I haven't read this one of his so was thrilled to received this book. I'm also going to be doing a decorated mail envie swap later this month and a Jules Verne book is the theme, so I'll definately use this cover a inspiration. All the best and happy swapping, Jane x jep1068
Comment: HI Theresa, You made me smile yesterday with an envelope full of goodies! You're so generous with the pc's, stickers, notebook, and love the word search what fun and the book markers how cool.
Comment: Thank you soo much Theresa! I had soo much fun with these little FBS and LBS. They are sooo cool. I sent all the FBs and LBs I received from this swap and the labels I removed (fixed up with envies and fbs) to one of my dear friends on Monday. So they are on their happy little way. thank you soo much can't wait till the next swap! :D
Comment: Hello Theresa, I'm happy to meet you in the Friendship Book swap. Thank you for the Friendship Books you sent to me for the swap. I won't make any Friendship Books for you until I receive a message from you telling me it is OK to make one for you. Some FB swappers don't want their real address in an FB - only their email address, so I ask first before I make any new FB's for some one. Happy Spring!
Comment: Wow! Theresa, what can I say? You surely out did yourself in sending me warm drinks. I didn't realize that there were so many different kinds of hot chocolate drinks. They will surely come in handy because our weather just doesn't want to warm up. You certainly deserve more than one heart. Shirley
Comment: I loved the seasonal sonnets you selected. They were thought provoking and well suited to the swap's theme. I cannot say which is my favorite, but I had not read any of them before, and I fully intend to read them over every now and then. Thank you!
Comment: Got my recipe journal--thanks! I saw the KFC cole slaw recipe in there; I've actually made that a few times. My first job was at KFC in the old days and I always liked their cole slaw.
Comment: I love love the pictures you picked for me for this swap! Extra points for you for picking out the one of the little puppy stumbling around. It's fun to watch them start moving around for the first time. precious.
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitties on my profile! I especially LOVE the one in the Christmas tree because we had a kitty who loved to do that! He would climb up the CENTER, however, and peek out from the branches.
Comment: I was wondering why my cat was so interested in the mail--there were treats! The cat thanks you for the treats for her, and I thank you for the treats for me. Love the licorice and the mints.
Comment: Hi Theresa,
Got the journal--thanks! I was wondering if we'd have any of the same songs. I also did "White Room," "Runaway," and "California Dreaming." Such fun--thanks again.
Comment: i don't think i can say anything... but i will ("a minute to compose myself") - so prepare for a bit longer comment :D - THIS is my swap? WOW. I don't think i can say anything else. WOW. Because the only thing in my minds is - over and beyond and a LOT of kilometers over - the cookbooks are right up my ally (i already started studying what i can prepare tomorow :D) and the puzzle book is great (i love english puzzle books, but can only get them when i travel to the UK) and the crafty things :) and the journal... oh the journal is brillinate (completly feel in love) and the drinks... i think i feel out of my chair because again WOW (what a mixture, such amazing picks!!). And the postcards and notecards and the cutest thing ever :) :) :) ... This was so much, that i'm stil overwhelmed. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 a heart is to little to show what a fantastic package this was (wish i could give you more). THANK YOU FOR THE awesome, incredible, unbelievable, wonderful... package!
Response: i'm glad you liked the package. had fun picking out the items for you
Comment: Theresa! I used to be from Wisconsin and I did one of my internships, to be an OT, at the Winnebago Mental Health Center. I have a lot of the same pet peeves! Alot of them were taken care of when I moved up here! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much for the yummy sounding recipes. I can't wait to try them.. Also a big THANK YOU for the conversion chart. I have been wanting one of them but I keep forgetting to look for one. Now I don't have to :)
Comment: Thanks for your letter about your cat, Rossi :) Could you tell me why did you give her this name? :) If I hear "Rossi", I always think about the motorbike racer :)
I really like your stamps as well <3
Response: i got the name from the tv show "criminal minds"
Comment: Thanks for the PC! OMG! I also love Corndogs and forgot to put that on my list! I think if it weren't for bacon and hotdogs/corn dogs, I'd be a vegetarian. I'm not a big meat eater but they are my main points of weakness! yum! =)
Comment: Wow! You put so much work into this journal, I am amazed! I am really enjoying reading through it little by little. I was trying to wait to open the envie at the front, but couldn't stand it! Totally wonderful items from your area--thank you! We are fellow animal lovers and I just giggle at the things you write about your pets. GREAT job on this journal. I will send you a note when I am all finished reading everything--there is so much to read!!! Love it all and thank you for making such a wonderful effort to put together a lively and fun journal to read.,
Comment: Meow Meow...Thank you for the toys & treats you sent us...we are chasing one toy all around the house!! The treats are our favorite kinds!! And our Mom says thank you for the cute notecards. Meow, Data & Geordi (=^.^=)
Comment: That's a beautiful postcard, I always likes driving through Wisconsin.
I haven't heard of a couple of these, but I too love all the Back to the Future movies. I even saw 2 DeLoreans today, it was awesome :)
Comment: Thanks for the journal! It's the first journal swap I've done so it was a neat experience to have, and there were a lot of songs in it that were new to me that I can't wait to sit down and look up!
Comment: thank you for the nice swap!! I love every thing The journals will be used this week for two swaps I never seem to have enough scissors, they seem to dissappear. and the writing paper will be nice to write my oldest daughter.
Comment: Thanks a lot for the fascinating newspaper from far far away. I really enjoyed reading it although it felt a bit voyeuristic when I came to the obituaries. The newspaper has a strange size, too. What puzzeled me most were the names of the towns around your area. Prairie-du-Sac? And Berlin? And if crossing guards are actually a cover story it seems to be wonderfully calm! ^^
Comment: Dear Marco, I would like to rate you for your comment. However, I was only able to find one comment made by you, and it was in multiple languages but not in English. If you would like to re-send a comment in English, in accordance with the swap requirements, then I would be happy to re-rate you and remove the heart. I look forward to hearing from you.
Comment: OMG, we're the same age and live only about an hour away from each other! I'm childfree by choice too, smoke (well not since I'm on these meds) too, prefer Pepsi, not married, love Halloween, cheesecake & McDonald's, hate shopping, love Netflix, born in April ... Hey we must be twins separated at birth! :)
Comment: Haha you wait for your neighbors to shut up too?? I used to live in an apartment building and the people across the hall would blast crappy rap music all day. It was awful! Thanks for joining and happy swapping! :)
Comment: Theresa, I loved the package you sent me. You put a lot of personality into your writing and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your answers. The part about waiting for a taxi after buying ice cream was too funny and I love the "reg tag system." That is such a good thing to do. Thanks also for the postcards!!!
Comment: Thank you for all the great items! I especially love the Yorkie paper, lip balm, and the cuddly monkey =) My boyfriend's cousin is going to love painting the suncatcher, too =) Thanks so much!
Response: glad you like the paskage. the problem with this type of swap is you never know what to get. i like to send a little variety
Comment: you deserve the heart, simply for posting Jack Sparrow to ease my eyes after they got burned looking at that terrible unicorn man. But I am going to contact the host of this swap, so she limits the amount of comments my artners could leave on the swap. I mean, there should've been a maximum amount of them. and you broke that rule. yes you did. (42 comments, the outrage!)
Response: wow, i left that many? boy, they sure added up quickly. and to think, within the last 2 months, i learned to post pictures here. boy this swap was fun, wasn't it?
Comment: The pages are all plain - I was disappointed ---- then, I read your letter. You are kind beyond words. Then, I read the prompts and matching song titles. You filled a journal - front to back - it's all handwritten!!! Then, my son asked if he could read it. He loves it. We can hardly wait to listen to all our new CDs. Girl, I would give you a hundred hearts if I could.
Comment: I'm so sorry for such a late rating. Thanks for the items. On the postage thing, the post office just left a note saying I had a postage due package & they wanted me to come pick it up. I didn't know what it was for & didn't make it to the PO in time before they sent it back.
Comment: First of all, excellent swap. Absolutely loved reading what irks you. Just wanted to say...if someone ever EVER looked at what I was buying in the grocery store, I think I might say something. That is RUDE! Also, stay strong girl. There are a lot of ignorant people in the world who assume a lot of things because they lack the intellectual ability to think beyond what they see. Pity them. Big E-hugs for you!
Comment: Hi Theresa ...got your Andorra mini-zine today and OMG! This is more than a mini-zine - this is a book report! You must have spent a LOT of time on this - I'm so honored to receive it. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the answers! You made me think about the egg nog :D It can't be found in stores here in Lithuania but my mom used to make some for Christmas... Maybe I'll make so this year too ;) Merry Christmas!
Comment: Great comments! Did you ever get that pony?
Response: we really need to do this kind of swap more often. i had a little too much fun with this. as for the pony, i'll just print off the internet, can't have any animal weighing over 30 pounds here (seriously, it's in my lease)
Comment: It very rare that I get an original copy of a zine. I hope you didn't write all 5 zines by hand your hands must ache! You should photocopy your zine its only ten cents to save your sanity and hands. Otherwise this is a very lovely first attempt at a zine Theresa. Keep it up!!
Comment: I just loved all the stickers and looked at each of them, however there was a problem. The postlady came to the door to collect $1.33. Total of package was $3.09 and there was only 4, 44 cent forever stamps on the package. I gave you a heart anyway and you do not owe me, Just thought you should know!
Response: sorry about that. i guess the postal scale i have at home isn't working well or the chart that went with it is outdated
Comment: you deserve many many hearts every thing was great and yummy ive never seen 3/4 of the beverages so i loved trying them all it such a wonderful treat expecially since i dont know \where my daughter is and i so stressed so thanks a million cindi or catchahug your a great swapper
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome list of books! And the cutest bookmark! I think I've only read a few books on your list (The Left Behind Series Bk1 and Harry Potter). I can't wait to read some of the others =)
Comment: I think its great that you answered your own questions. I wish we had all done that. I will send you a copy of the survey I sent out for you to fill out like you suggested in your letter.. (Should I include the answers to my own survey too?)
Comment: Thank you SO much for using a pen! I can't read some of the things I've gotten from other people that have been written in pencil, so your survey is perfect! Also, thanks for enclosing YOUR answers to your questions, and sure, I'll send you my survey, too. :-)
Comment: Great mix :] I have to admit, I love Sunglasses at Night and for a brief period, I would walk around at night with sunnies on, but eventually gave up since I kept bumping into people and not surprisingly, a tree.
Oh, and Smoke Weed Everyday (Snoop Dogg, by the way) has been stuck in my head for so long, but I never knew the song title until now. haha. Thanks! I have to admit, the song is a guilty pleasure of mine :P
and extra points for the Cheech and Chong tracks, and for the Scorpions!
Comment: here in cali we have a store called whimsic alley that is made to look like diagon alley:) and they take the night bus to movie showing of all the harry potters!! you can order online from them!!
Comment: You made me laugh, I too never have any idea what the heck I should say plus I always end up writing on a horrible angle down the page, how do you manage to write in nice neat lines? Loved the card too