Comment: Hi Yvonne!
Thank you so much. I love Maya Angelou as well. I had not read two of the three poems you sent me, but I was very familiar with Still I Rise. I remember reading it in High School and loving it even though most of my peers didn't understand it. Reading it again brought back memories that I had forgotten :) So Thank you again.
Response: Your very welcome! I'm glad you liked them.
Comment: Wow!! Thank you so much, I am just going through my mail now, I have a few letters and swaps to open, I just wanted to make sure I rated you, I just received today, I told you Chicago mail is really sloooowww LOL., Have a great weekend, I will write more after I read your swap.....#Update 5-8-18 WOW what inspiring poems, I am going to put this in my 2018 journal thank you huggsss
Comment: Thank you so much for all the time you spent on this swap and the thoughtfulness you put into the book and gift. That was so sweet! I enjoyed reading your answers and found that we have a lot in common. Hope you have a great week!
Response: Your very welcome! I enjoyed answering the questions. I look forward to other swaps in this group.
Comment: Yvonne, thank you as always for your words of wisdom and insight. It's always with great pleasure that I read what you glean from the Bible. Thank you, too for resending it - I'm fighting a lung infection, and in my goofiness I read it, and forgot to rate. Thank you so much for your reminder. Blessings, dina
Response: Your welcome! Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope you feel better soon.
Comment: . I loved this so much! Thank you for hosting this study. I didn't look at your answers until after I finished mine because I wanted a chance to enjoy them without stealing your answers. LOL! It is always so nice to learn from other peoples perspectives.
Comment: Thanks is so much for the great letter, your books sound very interesting. Thanks also for all the goodies. Winter is leaving us plenty of reading time.o ops just checked..I rated you but forgot to hit save rating I guess, was sitting in archives..sorry
Response: Your very welcome! The books were great. I love reading!
Comment: Oh these are some of my favorites too. I remember watching Maya Angelou on TV with my grandmother years and years ago. I remember her telling me how important she thought Angelouâ€™s writing was. Thank you for sharing these â¤ï¸ðŸ’Œ
Comment: Love love love this swap, thank you so much for hosting and for the profile gifs I always knew my name Vanessa meant butterfly in greek and now I can see why, the butterflies are beautiful, I learned something knew today thank you and a million hearts to you
Response: Thank you so very much for your encouraging comments. It's means more than you can know, my dear friend! When I chose these three butterflies I didn't even notice that your name was in them. It must have been a God thing!
Comment: Thanks for the profile comments, the polar bear is one of my favorite animals, I love all animals and life, but theirs something so amazing about them, how they can just adapt to such cold climate. Praise God for He provides!!!
Response: Amen, my friend! I've heard that polar bears are aggressive, but when I look at them all I see is cuteness! Thanks!
Comment: Dear Yvonne, thank you so much for the beautiful pictures on our guestbook. We're in love with your snowy snowman! ðŸ˜ â¤â¤â¤ Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours & your loved ones ðŸ˜Š
Response: I loved that one too. You are very welcome. I'm glad you liked them. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Comment: Hello sweet Yvonne! I loved your stunningly decorated Exodus verses on the index card - it is BEAUTIFUL to look at, and even more so to read. And the extra vintage postcard treat? EEEEEE. YOu are a blessing :) xoxo
Response: You are so very welcome! I'm glad you liked it. I enjoyed preparing it for you. Thank you so much for your kind words!
Comment: NICE wow Yvonne thank you so much for your swap. I am going to put the index card in my planner and I will read it everyday to Layla during our lessons. I loved this swap, its so much easier reading the bible verses on a index card. Love the teas you sent, did you know that holy basil is a miracle herb they use in India? along with ashwaganda I will tell you a lil bit more in my next letter. Have a great weekend
Response: Your very welcome Vanessa! I'm glad you liked it and liked the teas. No I didn't know that about holy basil. I would love to learn more. You have a wonderful weekend too!
Comment: Received the b&w poetry journal today -- the poems are about half&half, very familiar and not particularly familiar. That's okay, they're all good poems. Thanks for the needlepoint book mark,love the colors.
Comment: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful piece on Gentleness. I really enjoyed reading it. I'm quite new to Christianity so this swap was a challenge for me, but I really enjoyed researching the scripture quotes and thinking about it, and then receiving your comment too. Thank you
Comment: Another great swap, I am mailing yours on Monday, thank you so much for the extras. Layla fell ill with another ear infection, so I am behind I am trying to keep up with swap-bot and my FB groups. I love the pic you colored for me, I am taping it to my work folder so I can look at it daily. Thank you so much for your friendship. <3
Response: Your very welcome! I'm so happy to hear that you liked it and will look at it daily. It's one of my favorite scriptures. I'm so sorry to hear that your daughter has another ear infection. I thought all that was over. I value your friendship as well.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely swap. I love the poems and the butterflies on the pages. The postcards are awesome -must have read my profile â€“ I love lighthouses. I love that butterfly song, too. And I think God put it on your heart to send me that butterfly poem â€“ it has special meaning for me. God bless, and thanks, again. Wish I could give you more hearts!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked it. And yes, I did read your profile. I try to do that before sending to anyone. I'm glad that it was the perfect poem. I agree, it definitely must be God. God Bless!
Comment: Love the older Vintage Post card... We used to Vacation on Middle Bass Island out in Lake Erie past Cedar Point amusement park. My parents have a Cottage there.. Have not been there in several years.. its nothing fancy, basic cottage... with beach..
Response: Your welcome! Glad you liked it. I loved going to Cape Cod every summer with my parents. When I was an adult I went with husband and son. We rented a cabin across the street from the beach and I still loved it there. It's been quite a while since I've been there. Happy Summer!
Comment: Yvonne, I love the inchies you made! We got home from our trip to San Antonio, TX today and your lovely package was waiting- so now we're back in cloudy Ohio, but your inchies are as bright and colorful as San Antonio, and that made me happy. :) Thank you, and thanks, too, for the wonderful, thoughtful extra something.
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Texas.
Comment: THANK you so much for the Special Day, Red Roses~ ðŸŒ¹~If I could send you a bouquet of roses ! would... I hope you enjoy these instead & a lovely 5 ðŸ’œðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸RATING! LOL :-)
Enjoy & Blessings, cc
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the wonderful rating. Happy Red Rose Day!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely PC. It's not a very long travel from the Netherlands to Sweden, but I can't translate the text at all, despite several translation programs.
It will be a mystery forever ;-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the yummy recipes, I can't wait to try them! And you spoiled me with the awesome postcard and the recipe cards. I also really enjoyed reading your note, thank you for sharing that with me :)
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you like everything.
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful PC and great scripture! This is my husband's favorite quote. We put up a plaque, at the American Eagle Association, in Haines, AK, with that quote on it. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Your welcome! I'm so happy you liked it. Thanks for sharing. So happy we connected like that.
Comment: Hi Yvonne! Thanks for the pretty purple squares. I can't wait to see how everyone's blankets come out. But especially, thank you for the chapstick. How did you know I needed a new one? ;) Happy swapping and thanks again!
Response: Your welcome! I can't wait either. Your most welcome for the chap stick. I recall reading something on your profile about chap stick. I had a family size box and I decided to share.
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic poetry on my profile. I especially loved the poem about How I love Thee, and you can never go wrong with Dr Seuss, he is one of my faves. I appreciate poetry, art, music, and writers, they have a special gift I believe only God can give to them. I envy them, especially Van Gogh, and Mary Shelly, Dr Seuss, Edgar Poe, and I cannot forget Bach, Oh dear I just realized I love the dramatic arts LOL.
Response: Your very welcome! I'm glad you liked them. I totally agree. All the arts are given to us by God. It is such a special gift. We need to thank Him every day for the gifts He gives us or they could be taken away.
Comment: Yvonne, your words are comforting and help me remember HIS great love for us, in that while we are so imperfect HIS blood was shed for me and for you. Thank you so much for hosting this swap and for your kind and loving heart ---so easy to see as I read your words. May blessings abound in every facet of your life. With grateful hearts may we forever serve The King of Kings. love, Jinanne
Response: Thank you so much for your encouraging words. It means more than you can imagine. God Bless!
THANK YOU you for the LOVELY springtime happies & I hope you ENJOY The Lovely 5ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ rating! ;-) BLESSINGS!!!! cc
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for the wonderful rating! Happy Spring!
Comment: THANK YOU so much for the LOVELY Christmas Card! & The fun surprises of stickers & a Purple trivet!!!;-) I hope you enjoy the great ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ rating too! MERRY CHRISTMAS & Blessings, cc
Response: Your welcome! I thought that I would surprise you with those extras. I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for the rating! Merry Christmas! Blessings, your friend, Yvonne
Comment: â™¥ Very pretty butterflies but what interested me was their life cycle and how they have hybridized. Even if it is rare I would like to see the butterflies from that. We learn so much from these swaps. Thanks.
Comment: Wow, Thank you for such an awesome profile comment! I loved it soooooo much,as I love The Grinch! I watch the cartoon one & the one with Jim Carey. Hope you have very best Christmas ever! Debbie
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked it. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful fall card....our colors were absolutely brilliant this fall...but alas all the leaves have fallen and so have our snowflakes! Christmas is fast approaching and another year will have passed waaaaay too quickly! Be safe and warm...Charlene
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for sharing! I totally agree. This year has passed way too quickly. Stay safe and warm this holiday season.
Comment: I love the first one. :) And the little video of how candy canes are make - that's really awesome!!! I've watched it numerous times already. LOL Now to figure out how to add video. lol Thank you!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked it! Merry Christmas!
Comment: â™¥ The Monarch has to be one of my all time favorite. It is heartening to know so many people have a vested interest in preserving these fantastic creatures. Thanks for the info and lovely images.
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad to hear that this is one of your favorite butterflies.
Comment: â¤ï¸ðŸ’œðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’› 5 hearts for the BEAUTIFUL Butterflies on our profiles!!! Thank you for joining the BL~ Butterfly profile deco áƒš Oct. swap! ðŸŒ¸Æ¸ÌµÌ¡ÓœÌµÌ¨Ì„Æ·ðŸŒ¸
Hope you enjoyed it too! Blessings, cc
Response: Your very welcome! I'm glad you liked them. I did enjoy it too. Thanks for hosting!
Comment: áƒš ;-) ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ Thank you for the great info & Lovely pictures! Enjoy ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ rating! I am enjoying learning so much about these beautiful creatures too... & I have noticed I spend more time admiring them when i see them now ;-) Looking at the markings and finding out what they are named too... ;-) áƒšBUTTERFLY Blessings, cc
Comment: Thank you for the vintage beach postcard! Allergies (I'm allergic to nature!) keep me indoors in the comfort of filtered air and a/c, too. Although, I must say I've never really been a "beach person". I love the ocean, but do not enjoy frying in the sun. Thank you for making this a fun swap!
Response: I used to love going to the beach. Every summer as a child I loved going to Cape Cod with my parents. We also went often to the Jersey Shore. I just loved it. Thanks for the rating! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Comment: Thanks for the back to school images. As a teacher, I can relate to each of the images. School started back August 8 for us. I was exhausted after the first day and sleepwalking by the end of the first week.
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed my images. School here in Philly doesn't start until after Labor Day. Have a great school year. I respect you as a teacher. It's one of the best professions out there.
Comment: â™¥ EWWW bird droppings! Somehow it just does not seem right for such a beautiful creature to consume something so yucky. Well we are learning some interesting facts. Thanks for the fantastic images of a strange butterfly.
Response: Your welcome! I'm new to this group. I can't imagine all the new things that I am going to be learning about butterflies. I never realized that there were so many of them until I joined this group.
Comment: THANK You SO much for the great BLG ~ Butterfly profile deco áƒš August Butterflies!!! THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL on all our profiles!!! ;-) They make me happy too! I hope this makes you happy! A â¥ â™¡ ðŸ’— ðŸ’˜ ðŸ’› rating! Blessings, cc
Response: Your welcome! They sure do look beautiful because they are beautiful. They make me happy too. I'm so happy that I joined this group. I am learning so much about this amazing creature.
Comment: THANK You SO much for the great APDG ~ Paintings of ~ PEACOCKS ;-)!!! You know THEY ARE my favorite!!! & SO BEAUTIFUL on all our profiles!!! ;-) They make me happy too! I hope this makes you happy! A â¥ â™¡ ðŸ’— ðŸ’˜ ðŸ’› rating! Blessings, cc
Response: You are very welcome! Yes, I do know that they are your favorite. They are such awesome creatures especially in person. They make me happy too!
Comment: Thanx ALOT ( I Thinnnnkkkkk ;-) for the Beautiful, Chocolatyyyy... mouth watering, Crave intensifying!!!! PICTURES YOU PUT ON MY PROFILE..... that I will be forced to look at for months to come!!! LOL... They really do make me want one... (& I Will have to do something about that soon!!! ;-P Thanx a lot for the beautiful DELISH Pics ;-) !!!!!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. Yes, you will have to do something about that!
Comment: THANK YOU So Much for adding such BEAUTIFUL OWL ART to my profile! ;-) THESE SWAPS are so INSPIRING that they make me want to go paint an owl!!!
I hope you join in the Eagle ART swap with me too. It is my college mascot & so I look forward to seeing some pretty Eagle art from you too ;-) THANX & Blessings cc
Response: Your welcome! I agree that these types of swaps are definitely inspiring. I just joined the Eagle swap as well as the Raven swap. Thanks for hosting cc!
Comment: Thanks for the amazing wolf images & gifs! I esp. like the sketch-like gif. Where is it from? Sorry for the late rating!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. I don't recall where I got it from. I just go on the gif website. No problem for the late rating. I understand. These things happen.
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous parrot pictures! The one cuddling with a kitten is so adorable. I always wanted to have a parrot, ever since I was a child and the local pet store had one that chatted to the customers. :)
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. Did you ever get a parrot?
Comment: THANX for joining & thanx FOR THE pretty wolf pictures you sent for this swap!
THE CUBS are SO CUTE! ;-) I hope you ENJOY 5 hearts for an awesome swap! â¥ â™¡ ðŸ’— ðŸ’˜ ðŸ’› ~ I look forward to more quick swaps with you too....Blessings, cc
Response: Your welcome! I look forward to more quick swaps with you too. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: THANX for the Beautiful â˜™ â¦ â˜” Happy â™¥ðŸŒ¹ Spring âœ¿ Pictures on everyone's Profiles! I am so glad you joined! â™¥ðŸŒ¹â™¥ðŸŒ¹â™¥ðŸŒ¹â™¥ðŸŒ¹â™¥ðŸŒ¹Blooms & Hearts to ya! Blessings for a wonderful SPRING! cc
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. Have a blessed spring!
Comment: First I want to say thanks for reading my profile ... Love the beach post card! Not only was the envelope so "spring-y" but the note card and your wonderful twinchies just felt so right... Love the images and rainbow background
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked everything!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful pictures! & for joining the swap too! ;-) THE Penguins ARE so pretty/cute!!! I couldn't stop watching the gifs!!! I had to make myself!!!LOL
Enjoy a 5 â¥ â™¡ ðŸ’— ðŸ’˜ ðŸ’› ~Rating! Blessings, cc;-)
Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked my swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for making that special notecard for me. I LOVE the mushrooms. We have a fair amount in common, so it was nice to "meet" you through the swap. The Friendlies group is awesome! All the best, Caly
Comment: Thank you Yvonne! The note cards are beautiful. I love that owl, and the notecard you made with the pink and purple and of course cupcakes is so cute! Its always a pleasure to swap with you â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked my swap. I tried to make something profile appropriate. It's always a pleasure to swap with you as well.
Comment: Hi Yvonne!
Thank you for such a great swap! I really appreciate the thought that went into it. My daughter helped me open it and she was in amazement at how you did the collage you sent me :) sorry for being late in the rating. It's been an emotional time around these parts, so I do apologize. Thanks again and have a wonderful day!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked it. I do pray that things turn around for you soon. God Bless!
Comment: Yvonne...THANKS for the awesome informative letter about the city of "Brotherly Love" AKA "Philly" ....you need to be my tour guide when I visit :) You failed to mention the only things I knew about Philly...The Eagles and Phillies....LOL...can you tell my hubs is a sports fan!! This was a really fun swap and I loved your presentation and the beautiful extra floral stationery....thank you so much for hosting and hope you will again for the group SOON!! I'll meet you at the top of the steps to the tune of "eye of the Tiger"...Charlene
Response: You are so very welcome! I can't believe I forgot to mention our sports teams. Oh well! I tried to put alot into it. I'm glad you liked it. I love hosting. It is rather addictive once you get started.
Comment: Thanks for re-sending. On reading you answers, I KNOW I didn't get it originally. I am certainly with you on liver I'm sorry to hear about the pain of knee replacement, as I am sure one or two of them is in my future.
Response: Your welcome! It was difficult getting through, but I'm glad I did it and so will you.
Comment: â™¥ Your cat pairs do not seem interested in the window, just using it as a backdrop to show off their cuteness. That is what I love about cats. They take anything and make it all about them. Thanks for the great pics.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Dirty Dancing pictures on my profile! I love this movie! The first time I watched it was at a Girl Scout sleepover in 5th grade. I think we all fell a little bit in love with Patrick Swayze right then and there! Lol!
Comment: Your fear is not crazy, heh I am afraid of my feet dangling over the edge of the bed in case something grabs me!
I understand about those types of feelings from a mother. Sure I went no contact and turns out I have a sister 20 years older than me who also went no contact, I never knew about her until I was a teen. I have a narcissistic mother, found a group of women who also have the same, finally I know it wasn't me.
Thank you for the email and being part of my swap :)
Comment: WOW!! Yvonne, I can't believe the journal you made for me!! It is absolutely beautiful! I can see the love and time you put into making it for me. It is perfect!! And I LOVE that it is overflowing with your words, stories and heartfelt pages, made just for me. I am having a really hard time not sitting down and reading it cover to cover!! The crochet cover is just beautiful! And I love the bookmark. I cannot express how much I appreciate the time you put into this. What a blessing this is for me! I had no idea what to really expect and this lovely journal is way more wonderful that I ever could have dreamed! I wish I could reach through this computer screen and give you a huge hug!!! xxoo Shannon
Response: Wow! Words cannot express how much your words mean to me. I want to give you a hug back! Love and blessings, Yvonne
Comment: Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my favorite verses, too! It has helped me through many tragedies in my life, knowing that I should just trust in God and not on my own understanding. He sees the big picture, even when I cannot.
Comment: Yvonne, I Love Love Love the Barbara Streisand pictures you put on my profile. I don't know what happened I must not have saved when I rated before. I think I am getting senile. LOL. The pictures really made me smile. Streisand is a major favorite of mine. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you very much for the nice letter and postcard! I love Scooby Doo as well. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I would be among the people who talk endlessly on the phone ;) I never watched I Love Lucy, but I think I'll give it a try!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely granny square plus the adorable potholder. I also really appreciate all the extra effort you went to in sending the extra wool to me so I add the extra row......it's perfect now!
Response: Your so very welcome! I'm glad you liked it.
Comment: Yvonne, first I love your note card, such a vibrant color. Thank you so much for the great scrapbook owls, I will use them for my albums. And your drawing keeps getting better & better, good looking bananas! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
Response: I'm glad that you liked what I sent you. Thanks for the encouraging words. It means so much to me. You have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend as well!
Comment: Wow, Yvonne. Thank you for teaching me what a happy letter is by your mini package. I don't think I understood the concept at all when I joined, and didn't realize it until much too late. I loved everything you sent, and completely appreciate the effort you put into the swap! Thanks a ton!
Response: I'm so happy that my swap made you happy. It took awhile for me to understand it too. It didn't need to be an actual letter just something that would make the other person happy.
Comment: â™¥ I promised I would not hate you but you got it wrong. These cartoons are among the things that make me frown (or usually they do ) but the absurdity of it all just made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the hearty laugh.
Response: Your welcome! I'm sorry for not reading your profile carefully enough before posting. I'm so pleased to know that they made you laugh.
Comment: Thanks for you message. What cool cat names!!! Mine back at home are Ava, Milly, Pusscat, and Pedro (I named the first two as they are mine and the other two are my mum's - but I live away from home so I don't get to see the kitties very often anymore!). I hope you had a FANTASTIC birthday! :D
Response: I actually did get pranked but not on purpose. My boyfriend wrote on a piece of paper, "Happy 80th BirthdayApril Fools". My son Billy took it to the grocery store and had it put on my cake. It was only a joke. It wasn't supposed to.