Comment: Hate giving a 1 because I know you were always a good swapper but this is very old and I never got anything or an answer to my messages :( I hope everything is ok. Will re-rate if I get the swap.
Comment: Imagine when I come home from holidays and see a package awaiting me! I did not think it would have much more then a bag in it, but the time and effort you have put in to make this an awesome swap gift. Charlie and I can't thank you enough. He is right into Spiderman at the moment and the sunglasses go well with his Spiderman cap he got for Christmas. The bookmark for him will come in great use as I have just started reading chapter books to him! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I LOVE THE BAG!!!!
Comment: I am delighted! Thank you for a wonderful tea, exactly as I like! Thank you for your cards, super key chains and awesome magnets, deko tape, a letter with such funny childhood photos, earrings and the other gifts! I was lucky to get the parcel from you! And you're a great coordinator)
Response: Thank you very much...I am glad you enjoy!
Comment: oh, i dont know where it was until the end of the year when it came, wow so many nice things everything fabulous, the tea, postcards and abolutely great magnets fitting into my collection:), thank you for that super swap
Comment: 15 Nov 2015: After your explanation of circumstances I feel inclined to re-rate. The teas were great! Now I'm conflicted between feeling regretful for trying them because I can't get more here, or glad that I get to taste tea from another part of the world. // 13 Nov 2015: Thank you for the swap and I appreciate the extras. What was interesting was that I received an Iowa keychain but the postcards feature Minnesota. The send-by date was, however, 26th October 2015. It was marked sent 29th October 2015. The postage label on the parcel states 6th November 2015, which was verified by the tracking number. I'm sure you have your reasons and life happens, but there was no communication or notification about the late send of almost 2 weeks, and so with this reason is why I have to rate a 3. I am glad to receive the teas that I am not able to get here and I can't wait to try all of them. It was a fun package to open. Thanks for hosting the swap.
Response: Thank you for your understanding. Just let me know if you "need" more of those great teas! :-)
Comment: Dear Barb, thank you so much for the lovely parcel you sent me. Thanks for the beautiful keychain of Minnesota and for all the extra goodies. I love cranberries and I think that is so cool that you celebrate a cranberry festival, I wish I could go to Wisconsin to see how it is.
Thanks for everything, hugs from Chile :).
Comment: If I could give you two hearts I would do it !! Thank you so much for your package. I LOVE everything you sent me. I have never received so many postcard at once I like every but of course my favourite are with sunsets. It is really nice to see place where you live :) The teas, coffee and sweets made everything smell so delicious. I can't wait to taste it ! The tiny tape are so cute. The other stuff are so beautiful too <3 I love your letter and photos. I have never heard about Geocaching, but today I read something about it and I think that it is a great idea. Thank you once again, you are so sweet. :)
Comment: OMG.. you are so crazy!!! You send me so many cute presents I love all items from you!! And my son was so happy. So I want give you BIG, BIG heart!!! Thnak you so much! I send you some surprise too. ;-)
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it al. AND that you son liked his, too!
Comment: Thank you for all the cool stuff!! The seeds and geocaching stuff in particular are awesome! (despite the unexpected contents LOL!!) The little frog is out in my garden already :)
And thank you so much for the extra planned (as opposed to unplanned!) surprise :) Love it - the owl is so unusual and out in my garden and a tb tag is always wonderful! Can't give you another heart but I can give you a star :)
Response: Have you received the "addendum" package? ðŸ˜‰
Comment: Thank you so much! I got your package on my Birthday so it was kind of a gift for me :) I never got in one mail so many things for kitchen and cooking so that was nice, thx! Hope to cook something from the book soon. I liked everything and good that my sister showed me that that pencil is not only for writing, but for using with a phone as well, that is a usefull thing, because I fed up taking always my gloves off haha :D
Hope you will get soon my mail as well!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it all! I just messaged you that you should receive this soon. Ha! Can you tell I am crazy busy completing tasks for graduation? Enjoy!
Comment: Thanks so much for the Minnesota mapcard! Just FYI- I had to pay and extra 21 cents to receive it. I don't know if it was because it was shaped, or what. I thought it was weird. No big deal though. Have a great day :)
Response: That IS weird! Maybe it was the shape...sorry! :-(
Comment: Hi Barb - I received your pc today. It is one of Minnesota, and I didn't know about all of the good things that came out of and/or were in Minnesota. Sounds like somewhere I might like to visit.
Response: I am not from Texas! Must be someone else and I'm sure I had my name MTNesters55947 on it. The one I sent was a Minnesota PC. I hope you find the rightful swapper!
Comment: Thank you very much for your swap!! It's been amazing opening it and finding all those wonderful gifts, you deserve 100 hearts!!! The washi-tapes , the coasters, the ATCs... this is the first time I receive a shot glass and a t-shirt in a swap!! Seriously, I loved everything! The newspaper sheets are being really useful to translate them and practising English haha. I hope everything is all right there, we'll contact soon! Regards from Spain ^^
Comment: Thank you so much Barb for your great package!! I love what you picked abd cannot wait to eat the chocolatesðŸ˜„ Also the key chain is great!! Thank you for swapping with me!! Have a wonderful weekend and all the bestðŸ˜Š
Comment: LOVE the 3-D card, Barb -- thanks so much! I once went to see Phantom of the Opera w/ten people I worked with. My boss was the only one of our group on my left and she sang thru the whole thing and way off key. I later learned that others down the row to my right thought it was ME that was doing all that awful singing. I set them straight right away, let me tell you! Stick to shower singing and you'll be fine!
Comment: Hi Barb!!:) You canÂ´t imagine how happy you made one girl in Czech republic..:) You really made my day!:) I like everything you sent to me...Please look into PM:) Thank you very much again..;) Lucie
Comment: Hi Barb! Awesome pc! My hubby will love it as he so enjoys craft beers! We are heading to Indiana shortly - do you think this beer is maybe available there or is it only in Wisconsin? Wonderful Saturday Happy Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: New Glarus is sold only in WI. The brewery is SW of Madison, WI. I wish it was closer to you!
Comment: I overheard a discussion about cheese curds a few nights ago, with the Wisconsin and Pennsylvania contingents in hot debate about whose curds were more reliable squeaky. Both agreed that freshness was the critical factor.
Response: Freshness...and WI! lol thanks for the heart
Comment: I got the T-shirt with some postcards, thanks, but I remember I was request size L this one is XL...T_T, but thanks for your cute T-shirt and postcards. the animals postcards are great.
Dear, thanks telling me why the size is XL:) I gave this T-shirt to my husband he likes this T-shirt very much:) Please don't be upset too. Have a good day!
Response: Seraphina, I got an XL because they told me they ran small...I'm sorry if it is too big, I didn't want to disappoint you if it didn't fit because they ran small in their sizes. I hope you enjoy it, anyway...
Comment: Hi Barb! Love the cow pc! My trip to FL was awesome and seeing Zane was the icing on the cake! Are you doing ok with the empty nest thing? It can sure take a bunch out of a person, but in time it seems like it has gotten better - although I sure miss the heck out of them after they have been home!! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hello there! :)
Thanks a lot for your envie full of beautiful surprises! :) I really loved the candies and for the first time i will taste pop rocks! :) Thank you very much for the fabric, I will use it to make some accessories! :)
Best wishes, Joana
Comment: Hello Barb! â™¡ Thank you SO much for all of your kindness, and for re-sending this swap. I'm absolutely in LOVE with what you sent. The key chain and cow postcard are both too perfect. Thanks again! :D â™¡
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! :-) Enjoy!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! It did leave me wondering whether you could have written more on it though . I also don't see how the card is profile-based as my profile says I prefer non-touristy cards, but I'm not here for nagging, so thank you anyway!
EDIT 27/05: Holy moley, I now got the package from you! There were so many fun and well-thought items in it that I don't even know where to start; I would be silly if I didn't accept it as a compensation. Thank you!
Response: UH-OH...I confused this PC swap with another one about "me"...I'll make it up to you. SORRY!!!
Comment: Mr. FluffyBumberkins was so excited to see you listed as one of his swap partners. Although this was an extraordinarily complicated swap to complete, and it required much prowess on his part (he's used to sleeping on computer keyboards rather than using them to communicate with humans) he is willing to purr-severe to complete it. xo
Comment: Rerated to a 3 as the resend arrived this morning 17/4. Cannot rate 5 as this was very late. Whilst I have no reason to believe that you didn't send the original I have no proof.
Response: Why in the world would I lie TWICE about sending a postcard when I'm so active on here??? I will send SEVERAL out to you and will appreciate if you would update my rating when one arrives...I am sending out several so you get SOME anyway...
Comment: Thank you for your jar inspirations. I am waiting for all my other partner's strips to arrive and throw them in all together. I loved the MN PC too. I used to live in Duluth. I have seen Paul Bunyan like that on your PC.
Comment: Thanks so much for such an adorable postcard! I will definitely treasure it forever. I absolutely love it, and what you wrote made me chuckle, lol! â™¡ I would love to visit Minnesota, I hear it's absolutely beautiful â™¡ Thanks again! :) â™¡
Comment: Thanks for the card of the six-pack. When we went to LaCrosse for a riverboat tour, I saw the six pack. Also spent way too much in a wonderful papergoods/stamping store downtown.
Comment: Oh, Barb! Your absolutely AMAZING package arrived just now, and I can't even begin to express how amazed I am at your kindness, thoughtfulness and overall wonderfull-ness (I'm making that into a word, just for you). You really went above and beyond on this, and you've absolutely made my week! Thank you a million times over! xo
Response: Awww, you are welcome! I like making someone's day. It brings a smile to my face. I wish I could do that for ALL of my swaps! :-) Whenever my work and grad school give me some breathing room, I do the little extras. I'm glad you like it...enjoy!
Comment: Hello Barb, i received today your postcards. Unfortunately the envelope was opened. Except from the postcards i found some journaling cards. I don't know if you sent me anything else.. Besides that i love everything!! Thanks so much!!!!
Comment: Hi! Today I received your envelope, I will start logging them right after this message. :)
thank you for putting so many extras in the envelope too, and many travel bugs! :)
I just sent one but I will order more tags so that I can send out more in the next swap. And then I will also add some more extras. Now I just sent the travel bug without anything else, I'm sorry about that! :(
Response: Have fun with the caching! It is fun to "know" others around the world who have fun with the same hobby!
Comment: I received your very descriptive letter. I am not, however, Dr. Veterinarian. You didn't by any chance switch the envelopes and send Dr. Veterinarian my million dollar check?
Response: OH NO! lol I am terribly sorry! How mortifying! That explains why I received a "thank you for the generous donation" card from the vet. "Your" winning lottery ticket was in the wrong envelope! ;-) Sorry...
Comment: I loved the extras, I have been wanting that washi tape for months now!
Response: Horray! And I wondered what to do with that washi tape. I really liked it when I saw it, so had to buy it! I figured the right opportunity to give it to someone who would appreciate it would come along quickly. Enjoy!
Comment: You were right about the cow sitting in the pasture being the perfect card for me - thank you SO much, I LOVE it! :oD
She's joined the kitchen wall herd now, where I'm sure she'll be very happy.
Can't have too many cows! ;o)
Response: I laughed when I read your profile. And glad the cow is settling in with the herd.
Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much for the wonderful package! I am lost for words, so many cute extras, this has absolutely made my day!! ( I opened the package with my 4yo daughter and I think she has claimed the keyring though!! :D ) I hope you and your family have a wonderful new year!! x x x
Response: So glad you enjoyed the package. Darn kids! :-)
Comment: thank you for very nic package, dont know if you wrote poem there:), maybe it will be in letter, anyway, i like it a lot , the package was full of nice things. I got the letter as well , great photos:))
Response: The poem was one of the "pick 5" options, and I didn't pick that one. I'd be happy to send you a winter poem if you like! :-)
Glad you liked your goodies! That arrived fairly quicklyâ€¦ Enjoy!!!
Comment: Wowzers Barb! Not only did you sent one of the most personal lovely letters I've ever received on a swap, but you went crazy! I saw the all the beautiful fabric and did an excited squeak but it just kept coming -magazines, book, washi, cards, templates, bobbin holder, chocolates, felt, letters of our names, giftbags, pc... This is undoubtedly the best ever present I have ever received ever. Really not just on swapbot but ever! I loved everything and have a big dopey smile on my face :D thankyou so much. If their was a WonderWoman rating I'd give it to you! Thankyou thankyou thankyou. Wishing you and your gorgeous family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xxx
Response: :-D Well, now I have a dopey smile on MY face, too! LOL Glad you liked everything. I had trouble stopping myself... Enjoy your goodies and with your family, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! This is the most happiest mail ever!! I so loved everything you sent!! The personalized item are awesome!! Your going to have to tel me how you did those!!! Love,Love, Love!! I hope you have a great Christmas!!
Response: Thanks! I just made them up, special for you! :-) Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas yourself!
Comment: Got the Toad today! Have him sitting here and can't wait to take him out exploring caches tomorrow! Thrilled with this swap, thanks for going for it!
Response: Hurrah!!! I need to put Tobey Toad in a TB cache still. I'll let you know when I do. :-) Have fun caching!
I plan to do another one of these swaps, and hopefully get more international interest!
Thanks for playing...
Comment: Barb, I just received my package and I must say that you achieved the near impossible with it - your package produced a jaw-opening experience while at the same time, bringing me to tears!! I could NOT believe my eyes when I opened my package! It was as though you truly KNOW me! You obviously read every word of my profile because every singe item that you sent in my bulging envelope (which, by the way, had to be mailed in a box because it was so bulging) was PERFECT!! Talk about making someone's day!! You are one VERY SPECIAL LADY!! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED everything! I can never thank you enough for your kindness and thoughtfulness! I am so grateful to have met you through Swap Bot! Thank you for everything!
Response: SO glad you loved it! I'm loving the joy I "hear" in your voice.
Comment: I nearly cried when I opened this. Thank you so so so so much!!!!!!! You bought 2 flags that were in my amazon shopping cart!! I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate this. Truly, you have made my day. And now I have something to put up for Veterans Day since my hubby will be home from deployment a few days after. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Response: That makes me SO happy it made your day. That's what this is all aboutâ€¦being thoughtful and kind toward others. I like that.
When I did daycare, the mom and dad of a 9mo were boy deployed to Iraq. When they were gone (their son was with friends in another state) my son made brownies for the mom, and she wrote saying she took them to her 3-day foxhole stay and enjoyed. I went shopping 3 times and shipped her HUGE boxes of "all things Midwest" and loved to hear how it warmed their hearts. I love making a difference, if even in a little wayâ€¦