Comment: Your journal arrived last night and I LOVE it! I like how you dressed up the pages and the book you chose, too. And the Garfield!! I LOVE it!!! Where did you find it?!
Thanks so much for a great swap!
Comment: Hello Sarah,
Thank you for your letter. It was waiting for me when I got back from my holiday today and was a fantastic read. Passing on traditions is really important and I'm glad that you're able to do that with your chidren.
Have a fantastic 2020.
Comment: Sorry to rate this late! I really thought I had rated all my partners but today when I went through I had missed you.
So very sorry! I always rate when getting a swap, but this one came during our vacation.
Comment: Wow! What a lovely bunch of Christmas goodies! You are so very generous and kind. Thank you for sending me so much Christmas spirit! Enjoy your holidays in WV. My husband is from West Virginia. It is a gorgeous place to live. It must be beautiful in your woods.
Comment: Sarah! I love the Christmas card - I love a good puppy pic too! Thank you for the pig ATC - what a cool book you got it out too! I love piggies! The travel guide ATC is really gorgeous - perfect motto, too! Last but not least, the washi tape samples! I was wondering how to do that & you picked such cute ones!! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Sarah, every time I see your name on a return address, I know I'm in for a treat. This beautiful November tag is no exception...it's amazing! I love your attention to detail, and I so appreciate all the wonderful "Sarah" touches. You are one of my all-time favorite swap partners. (Thank you also for the whopping stack of extra goodies...I just love them!)
Comment: I love ALL the stickers you sent me, they are all so unique and things I love and not like any I have had before. I love the journal cards too, thank you for picking them out for me! How fun! Now to start the sticker slapping! Whoot!
Comment: Hi Sarah! Such a lovely note about your library and their seasonal activities. I bet your boys love to go there! A tree with treats for the kids? AWESOME! Wreath making sounds like a lot of fun too.. are you going to make one? Thank you again for the lovely note and the extras! Wow! Bonus! :-) <3 <3 <3 I hope you and your boys have a wonderful, merry Christmas
Comment: Thank you for sharing so many of your nice stamps with me. My stockpile was starting to run slightly low for projects, but not any longer! I also will enjoy using the pretty washi tape and stickers.
Comment: Thank you again, Sarah! It’s so special having a couple playing cards from your “annual family trip to Sandbridge Beach” in my souvenir card collection! These woodland and autumn “bonus” stickers you send are adorable too! I’m always happy swapping when you’re my partner!
Comment: I used to run a TBI Day Program, we had art classes, I wish you were near MD so I could get you involved:(
Try online Art Lesson videos, or make painting premade kits for schools!
Tha k you for the washi tape
Comment: Oh Sarah what a beautiful story about your grandma. I love that you gave her the threes. Grand parents are so special. I love the cards you sent me. Super neat!! I can so tell you took the time to read my profile! The washi is so cute I love it thank you!!!
I made another swap but it hasn’t caught on like this one did. If you ever wanna do a swap between you and I just let me know.
Comment: Hi Sarah, Thanks for the wonderful snail envelope,, black kitty bag, Love this, stickers and washi tape, love it all. Thanks also for the lovely decorated snail letter. Yes your mail definitely put a smile to my face, loved hearing about you in the letter!! :)
Comment: WOW ~ What lovely handwriting! Thank you so much for the extras and for your time and effort. I'm enjoying reading your answers and getting to know you! And again, what gorgeous handwriting! Happy swapping! 💖
Comment: Thank you! Beautiful job done! Wherever did you find this coloring PC? Yeah, We too have our fall weather and how! It has been so windy here. Know what it's like for you. We live atop a mountain here in PA. and it's all woods around us. Gets pretty cold here in the winter.
Comment: Thanks for the very nice ATCs, the extra images and especially for your nice note.
I will look into The Clockwork Dynasty. You may be interested in Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy; Clockwork Angle, C.W. Prince, and C.W. Princess. They are set in Victorian London and mechanisms are important parts of the stories.
Response: You’re very welcome! I checked out Clockwork Angel from the library yesterday and I’m enjoying it so far. Thanks for the recommendation 😊
Comment: WOW! ~ Absolutely gorgeous postcard! This is beautiful! Thank you so much 💖 So far it's actually been quiet chilly! Every now and then there is a Halloween I spend in short and a tank top though!
Comment: Thank you for such a great swap! Loved all the stickers (especially the cat ones). Funny story... I have also been ghost hunting in Gettysburg! We went on the fourth of July nearly a decade ago. I had the most incredible, life-changing experience on that ghost hunt!
Response: Oh I’d love to hear about your experience sometime. We were probably there like 17 years ago. I’ve been there lots since then but never on another ghost hunt! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: I've always loved the name "Sarah" - especially when it's in memory of someone special ... and I love the beach at Sandbridge too. Harrisonburg is a few hours away - I'm in the Richmond area.
Response: I’m so glad this PC made it to you. I ran out of postcard stamps and I was worried I messed up the postage! My family spends a week at Sandbridge every summer. It one of my favorite times of the year since we don’t get to spend much time together.
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Sarah for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚mind blowing ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! I am ooing and awing over your fascinating envelope. I LOVE how you decorated it with cute stickers and washi tape. Oh. My. GOODNESS! There is a little girl trick or treating in a chicken costume sticker! Adorable!!!! *Squeals with happiness* oooo there are SCRIPTURE washi tape samples in here! Love, Love, LOVE your color, washi tape, and stickers! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 Lora
Response: Oh Lora I am so glad you liked everything! I love to read people’s profile and then go on a little scavenger hunt in my stash to see what I can find. It makes my heart happy to know someone enjoyed it 😊😊😊😊
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful journal of lists that you made for me. I thought I had rated and saw it and realized it handout been rated. Also I appreciate the great postcards that you included.
Comment: Oh Sarah, I knew I was in for a treat when I pulled your envelope out of my mailbox! First of all (of course)...it's from YOU! And everything you do, you do to perfection. So much attention to detail (which is a trait I think I may also have...at least I try...) which I appreciate so much. From the outside in, your swaps are very special. I love your story about the Apple Butter Festival;; I come from Sebastopol, a small town in Northern California which is known for it's Gravenstein apples. My grandmother was a bookkeeper at one of the apple canneries until she was 76 years old! Anyway, there is a festival there every year, also, and I have such fond memories of that place in that era (I'm old now; my children are all in their mid-40's!). I wonder if my grandchildren will have fond memories of spending time with me when they are older...I really hope so! Thank you again for being just the very best swap partner.
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC's and extras! Yes, they are like instant little works of art! I love that about them too! Be on the lookout for more of this type of swap from me! Happy swapping......
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of goodness and your gratitude! Such a pleasure partnering with your kind heart! Based on your answers to this swaps prompts, I feel like I have several things in common with you. Looking forward to future swap adventures together!
Comment: Thank you so much for writing! I definitely understand brain injuries, when I was young my uncle had a stroke and it got me curious about the brain. I’m actually in a placement at an elementary school right now so I totally understand how fatiguing it can be, let alone with a TBI. I hope you’re doing well. And if you ever need to vent, I’m totally here for you!
Comment: Hi Sarah! Thank you for the lovely West Virginia PC. :-) I think that I might like to read the Defy the Fates Series.. I will have to look them up at my library. Dark Forces sounds a bit graphic to me.. don't like Horror unless it's like Boris Karloff. Ghosts I have Been... I definitely Have to Look that One up. Being a paranormal hunter, I think it would be a great, fun, relaxing book to read. I like those best! Thank you again for the PC! Happy Swapping.
Comment: The letter was simply a dream to read. I loved hearing about the acres of land and small town vibes. It sounded so special and so different from my city life. The letter was written with care and very thoughtful. Sarah, I loved everything about your letter and will be re-reading it again and again. I hope to be your partner in the future to reciprocate all the goodness you just sent my way.
Response: Awww Luci...I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It makes my day to know someone enjoyed my swap. I love trading mail 😁 I meant to tell you in my letter, if you like the LORE podcast you should check out his other one called Cabinet of Curiosities. The strange short stories are fun to listen to!
Comment: Thank you so much, Sarah! This is such a gorgeous little swap of Halloween FUN! :) I love the packet of halloween goodness and the postcards too! It's such a cute card too! This swap REALLY made me smile today!! I just got home from what is supposed to be my LAST CHEMO (Fingers crossed!) This was so nice to open!!!
HUGS TO YOU!
Stay positive! It takes a little more effort but omg it's so worth it!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the random goodies! I really love every single thing you put in there! Thanks again!
We live in the woods, too, but no water very close by. The other day a fawn gazed at me while I was outside talking on the phone! Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you so much for my card. I LOVED how you made everything fit the theme of dogs. That was so cute and clever! Also, ADORE your penmanship! Really loved the way you wrote my last name, my father really liked it too. We're really proud of our last name and you did it justice. Thank you!
Comment: I loved the tag book you made for this swap. It's great! I'm so glad you enjoyed sharing some favorites with your son. Seeing you listing of Stephen King reminded me that in high school I was really into VC Andrews, but hadn't thought of those books for this challenge! Maybe I can find a random copy. I loved RL Stein though! I shared those with my daughter a few years ago & she thought they were "so funny & retro"! Haha
Thanks for a great swap & I LOVE the Garfield extras! Thank you!
Comment: I know what you mean by summer just flying by! But I also agree that it's nice to see the leaves change color and enjoy the holidays. :) Thank you for the monkey stickers and washi, I LOVE the astronaut washi!
Response: I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart ❤️
Comment: It was really great to have someone else who was actually in the 4th grade. All the other swappers were much older. You get a star because your email put a smile on my kid's face. He was so excited about this swap and you made it worth every bit of work. I hope you'll swap with us next month and who knows, maybe they can become pen pals.
Comment: Thank you for the loveliest swap! What a nice spark to pull a neon bright envie out of the mailbox! And love those Llama stickers and cards and washi too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So very nice n' thoughtful of you! Really. P.s didnt mind the tape at all! All the best!!!!! Oh and I forgot the cool stickers on the back HELLO with a cute doll. Youre a doll for doing that. So much appreciated!
Response: Yay!! I’m so glad you liked it! It was a lot of fun to make. 😊❤️ Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Sarah, this tag is INCREDIBLE...and I've seen a lot of tags! I love the 4th of July theme, and the details you added are amazing. The stitched USA! Corrugated paper tag with the flag...and the button "stars"! Every time I look at it, I see something I hadn't noticed previously! Thank you...I couldn't love it more!
Response: Yay!!! I'm so glad you liked it. I think it's definitely one of my favorite creations too! Thanks for hosting these awesome swaps. I just went through yesterday and looked at all my tags together. It's going to be an awesome book!
Comment: Thank you for this fun little journal and all the goodies, Sarah! I have to say I am absolutely in love with the vintage postcard from Yellowstone you included - I'm actually traveling to Yellowstone at the end of this month and it arrived just in time to really get my excitement going! Your journal sounds like you have been spending a beautiful summer. I hope it continues to be filled with laughter, joy and good memories! I laughted out loud at the Denver airport theories that I just recently came across! I am hooked and just like you, I think something about the place just sounds off. I'll be flying into Denver for my trip, so perhaps at the end of my stay I'll know more :D Thank you so much!! What a fun swap this was xx
Response: I'm so glad you like my journal and the postcard. I hope you have a wonderful trip. It's on my bucket list of things to see for sure. And yes...keep an eye out at Denver National and let me know if it seems strange!!!! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much! You did a great job picking ones I'd like! My favorite one is the lighthouse one and love the other ones and the sassy grandma with a pipe lol! Thank you also for the extra pc and the covered bridge papers! So thoughtful!! 🌸🏵🌷
Response: YAY...I'm glad you liked Sassy Grandma!!! Thanks for the heart. Have a great week.
Comment: Dear Sarah,
Thank you so much for this beautiful postcard from Blackwater Falls. I really appreciate it. Oh and your such kind words! Thank you for sharing your memories with your grandma. Wishing you all the best and hope our paths to cross again:) Cheers!
Response: Thanks Boran. My grandma was very special to me and I love to share my memories of her. I too hope we get to swap again! Thanks for the heart. Have a fabulous week!
Comment: Sweet Sarah, thank you! I liked reading your list of dream jobs! Being a children's book author sounds like a fun one, as does owning a coffee shop! I can tell you've done a good deal of thinking about it before, so I hope one day you'll have tried them all! The bonus of a vintage PC from Spring Lake, IL was a lovely added touch, and I am grateful. It's in great condition with such vivid colors and a lovely view I can almost picture myself jumping into the lake to go for a swim right now! Can you tell I've been watching Mary Poppins again?! LOL! My imagination's got the best of my brain today :-)
Comment: Hi Sarah, thank you so much for your lovely mail! I'm going to try to cook the baked beans:) And I really enjoyed to read your letter, I image your grandma's potato salad is wonderful. I would love to cook every dish for my family as you💗
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard! I loved the scene at Antietam with the bridge. I've never heard of this place so I don't know any of its history. I am looking forward to learning more about it!
Comment: Sarah, thank you for the wonderful letter and the cute paper treats! LOVE your handwriting!! I have fonts that look like that but my writing is just not that neat! I'll write back soon and you can see if you prefer I type my letters! LOL (I can go either way, I type with some pals just because our letters are THAT long that we have to type them....others I write. Hope to keep seeing you in my mailbox! :)
Response: Thanks. I always feel like my handwriting starts out good then gets worse as I go along and my hand gets tired. I probably should type some of the longer ones.
Comment: What a great 3 Elements ATC you sent! And thank you, too, for the extra goodies!! I love the vintage Yosemite pc, and of course the Fredericksburg picture. We've ghost-hunted at Gettysburg - got "interesting" photos there, too, like you ;-) You're lucky to live back there!!
Comment: I love the found image ATCs you sent. You even included special Disney for me! So sweet! I love the note card you sent too. I am saving the front of the card for a spot in my journal. Thank you so very much!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and extras! It was so interesting and engaging to read all about the area you live in and the towns nearby. You gave me a really good perspective and I sort of felt I was there! Thank you very much and I wish you all the best :)
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: 💜💜💜 I love what you sent! Thank you sooo very much! The washi samples are wonderful! Adore the polka dots! So many extras! 💜 Thank you for all the Joker cards too! My collection sure is growing! So thankful for the stickers as well! And a pretty purple envelope! 💜 You deserve all the hearts and more! 💜 PS - you have really pretty handwriting :) THANK YOU!
Response: Awwww...I’m so glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart 😊❤️
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful WVa Collaged PC-very creative and inspiring. Wherever I have lived, I try to take advantage of the local sites. I have been here in GA for 4 years and have had to limit my excursion to Fall/Winter/Spring. Summer is horribly HOT! My favorite places so far is Helen up in the mountains and the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed every part of this swap. I'm thinking "Oh, I need to find these books!" and then reminded myself that I just bought 9 books yesterday. Ah, where does all or time go? LOL! Have a great day!
Comment: All 3 of my cards from partnrs on this swap arrived on the same day! Thanks for the Antietam card--I once took my boys to the Civil War battlefield site in VA where their great-great grandfather was injured. I thought it was so cool, but they looked around and said, "But Mom-it's just a field!" Not sure what they expected, but I think it kind of went over their heads.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful samples and extras! Yes, there are some beautiful lakes around and there is even an attraction called Stone Mountain here - a big quartz "mountain" of sorts. We're less than an hour from Marietta, where my hubby says the best tacos are! Thanks for the special swap!
Comment: I loved your answers ! And the way u decorated it. So do u like sugar in your sweet tea? We do in the south as it's hot we pour in sugar and stir it in. I don't know if y'all do that in wv. Have a great day!
Comment: Sarah!!! Oh my goodness! You didn't have to! I totally understand accidents happen. Thank you SO very much for all of the goodies. I LOVE your Atc, so pretty ! I love the washi!! I love everything. Wish i could give you 100 hearts! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC with the history of the Battle of Antietam. A sad day in a sad war.
Enjoy those two sons. As I'm sure you have already noted of the 8 year old, they grow up way too fast.
I too live in a rural area and have mail issues. Chief amongst them is that our Postman usually doesn't finish his route and get back to the post office in time for the mail to go out the same day he picks it up.
Comment: Thank you so much for the many letter sets, 80's cat notecard (so fun!), and panda washi tape! You spoiled me!! Also, thank you for sending multiple sheets for each letter set. I tend to write loooong letters, so I really appreciate having more than one sheet. :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice NYC card received. I have travelled there and quite busy there. I mostly visit NY state, where I am now. It's the closes state near ON province in Canada. Enjoy Memorial Day. It's Victoria Day today, 20MAY19,a national holiday.
Comment: Your card arrived today, how good is that? Safe and sound, and undamaged too! Love the snowman on the front (it's been so long you've probably forgotten what you sent!) as they are a bit of a Christmas fave of mine. I have a collection - about 20 or so - that grace the top of the cupboard during the festive season. Thanks for the card and all the best. Tracy
Response: Hmmmmm...I mailed that on January 8th. Where do you think it’s been living all these months?? Of course the postal service has a way of making things disappear around here. Yesterday, I received a postcard that was torn to pieces. I only got the piece with my address. Anyway, I’m so glad it got to you!!!
Comment: Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for the great journal. I'm excited to collect these entries, and what a wonderful way to start off this new adventure. It was so nice to read about you and see all the things we have in common (like our hopes for our kids and the prompts we both chose). Thank you also for all the extra goodies you included. I love every one of them!
Response: I’m honored to be the fist person in your journal collection. I love doing writing like this! I’m looking forward to building mine too. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap. Thank you very much for the 5 retro/vintage cards! I have been to 4 of the 5 places! I love vintage written on postcards! I loved hearing about your Summer plans. The Beach vacaton sounds wonderful. I am so happ to hear you have some quality family time.!
Response: Thanks for hosting the swap. It was a lot of fun. Writing about my summer put a smile on my face just thinking about the fun in store for us! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard. I liked the quote from "Cats". I have never seen the production in its entirety, but I have seen some acts from it so I'm familiar with Mr. Mistoffelees - love him 😁
Response: You’re welcome. Cats will always be one of my favorite. It was the first show I ever saw on Broadway. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for blessing me with your BLUE letter and also for all the fun extras! I love the map stickers and the mermaid paper and the postcards are extra special. Thanks for the extra love, this was a super surprise and a great swap to receive! <3
Response: I so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Hello Sarah -- thank you for the generous envelope of postcards! I love the vintage cards -- Bermuda looks so peaceful! -- and the envelope of bonus goodies. thanks, again! Al
p.s. yes, it feels like actual spring will never get here and settle in this year!
Response: Great! I’m so glad you liked them. We’ve had a few nice days but also and equal amount of cold yucky ones lately. Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: Your stationery also matched your favorite color! So did mine, and my other partner's. That is so funny how we all did that :P Also, thank you so much for all the little goodies you threw in, I adore them greatly <3 Where did you get the note paper?
Response: Glad you like it. This is terrible but I can’t remember what paper I used. If you send me a message and describe it I can probably tell you where I got it. Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: Wow! Just Wow! Heart ratings were made for this reason - wish I could give more. This was such a lovely swap with you! Thank you so much for the extra goodies and soooo many extra samples you sent. The pineapples are my favorite! Thanks so much for joining my swap and I definitely look forward to swapping with you again!
Response: Yay! I’m so glad you liked it. It was fun going through all my washi looking for ones I thought you would like. Thanks for hosting a great swap😊
Comment: Love the atc the colors used are awesome and the positive message this day represents is so great everyone deserves a compliment! I love the extras as well the Mickey mouse washi is so cute. Thank you very much
Response: What a great holiday. I agree everyone could use a compliment! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Oh Sarah! This tag is so, so beautiful! I can't wait for our tag books to be complete; I know they will be amazing. Thank you also for the pile of sweet extras you included...and the elephant-on-a-bicycle card is beyond adorable!
Response: Oh great, I'm glad you liked it. I'm excited to see how our books will look too. This is a fun swap. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Nice CnP eyeball postcard and I really like what you did with the back of the card (purple ink to match the washi tape, and rubberstamps). Wow the weather is cruddy where you are and you are much further south than I am. A real mixed bag of mess.
Response: Glad you like the PC. The weather here is finally starting to warm up! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: When I opened the note card my mouth dropped!!! This is one cool card!! This card will have a special place in the very front of my new “received” binder (just started on the 4th). I keep a binder of cards that I have made, a binder of cards that I have received during trades or swaps and a binder for the cards I have available for trade. 😊
I love how some of the art is 3D!! Soo cool. I love your font art as well. You are so talented my friend. I absolutely love that you took the time to read my profile and send me some goodies that I love!!! Kawaii, Minnie, washi!!! Yayyy I really enjoyed reading your letter, how thoughtful?! Thank you so much for your attention to detail even with the stationary! 😍 if I could give you a million hearts I would. Thank you!!! 🥰❤️😘
Response: Awww...it makes me so happy to hear you enjoyed it. It was fun to put everything together! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: WOWZA... Wowza and wowza Sarah....... what a delightful bundle of happy mail joy in my mailbox!!!!! Everything about this swap is amazing, kind and personalized. I love the ATC and it's presentation, so cute. But the wonderful extra's are amazing. I loved "ALL" the J of hearts thank you for your thoughtfulness - your Grandmother sounds like an amazing women I would love to have known her. She sounds like she was an angel. Thinking of her the way you did with such an amazingly simple but powerful gesture touches my heart....... thank you. 5++++
Response: Aww...you are so welcome! Thanks for your kind words about my grandma. She was an amazing lady who really taught me all of the important lessons in life. I could so identify with your playing card connection. Loved ones will always have a special place in our HEART wether with us or watching over us! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thank you for the cheery card and stickers! It is nice to get this on a cold winter day! Well, windy winter day too! I enjoyed reading your fill ins as well! I agree with kids or people in general go crazy at Full Moon!
Response: You’re welcome. It’s very cold and windy here too. In the past 3 days I think we’ve had every kind of winter weather there is! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Sarah, this tag is simply adorable! I love the elegant red and gold color scheme, and the beautiful clock and swirly embellishments. I' off to a great start with this as my "cover" for the year!
ETA: And I forgot to mention all the fabulous extras! I'm just a kid when it comes to extras, and you made this "kid" very happy!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you like it!! I get so nervous that my projects won't be good enough. This one I was especially nervous about since it's the first page of our book. M so glad everything made you happy. Your kind words have definitely made me smile 😊 Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: I really liked your doodled postcard. I think it might've gotten caught in the sorting machine on its way to my house - it was ripped and retaped. But fortunately I was able to see the pretty doodle :)
Response: Awww... I am so sorry! I’ve had a few pieces of mail get abused lately. I need to find a way to better protect them better. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Loved the snow bird envie and all the goodies inside.I can use it all, can't wait to make the PC's. Love your ten goals for 2019 too. Organization comes with practice.How I started was making a list for the day & checking them off as I accomplished the task. I didn't worry about getting it all done because I could add it on to the next day . And remember to feel good about what you've done. I know you can do it. bearnbabs.
Response: Thanks for your kind words. I am trying to follow your advice. It's very similar to the organization books I'm reading. I think many times I forget to focus on small areas and get discouraged when I try to do so much . Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Sarah, I enjoyed reading your letter. You sound busy. Thank you so much for feeding my fabric stash. The colors are pretty! On your wish to learn how to quilt. My advice is start small...really small...like perhaps postcard size. A quilt sandwich consists of 3 layers, top middle(batting) and backing. If you make small quilts they are called quilties, mugrugs, mug mats, art cards, coasters. The good thing is they can be hand sewn. Check out YouTube for tutorials on creative small quilts. Thanks again for this wonderful swap.
Response: Thanks Kaye. The lady at the fabric store had it all bundled up so cute and I had to undo it to jam it in the envelope. Sorry about that!
Comment: I love, love, love your PC. You did a great job of drawing the poster and the stamp is the perfect addition. Thank you for the extra PCs. I would like to have the state name ones from every state.
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked it! I liked that stamp and I was saving it for something fun. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: This was amazing! I love the way you presented your lists in a little journal! I feel like we have lots in common! We’re actually going on a Disney Cruise as a family soon! I’m nervous/excited!
Response: Thanks, it was fun to make. My husband and I went on the Disney cruise for our honeymoon. It was fabulous!! You’ll love it. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Just recd your letter of Jan21st...Loved your list and extras you sent.Loved the little elephant card. When I was a toddler I called them On-its,I guess because of their trunks.
FYI: I didn't recd your first letter of Jan 14th.??????
bearnbabs today 1-24-19 I recd your 1st letter.
Response: Oh, I’m so glad you got letter one. Letter three is on it’s way now 😊 Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Sarah, I love what you sent! Such a wonderful assortment. I'm especially fond of that sweet kitty note and your newsy letter inside. And you always sent one of my big favs- vintage deckle-edged pc's;+) Love it all, Sarah; many, many thanks.
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and lovely letter. I just love how you did it with all the art drawings! I am sorry to read that you had to quit your job. I think you had a mixed year of good and not so good memories. I am glad the kidney operation went well.
Response: You're very welcome. I'm bound and determined to make this a great year! Hope your 2019 is fabulous too. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: I apologize for taking so long to rate this swap! IT got mixed in with letters, and I just found it. I hope you are able to keep up with your goals for the year. :) Maybe we can find some group swaps to help you out with them. :)
Response: Not a problem I’m glad you got my letter. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Great Reslutions you have! I want to get more active too but cold weather keeps me inside. Also when you liked to read and swap well that doesn't keep me active. Thank you for the great extras! The popscicle sticker is so cool! Thank you a bunch!
Response: Cold weather has me stuck inside a good bit too. Makes my arthritis act up. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: This I am definitely saving, framing and placing it on my "swapbot" wall of fame. I can relate to all 5 items...especially....You tell yourself you're going to take a little break from swapping only to find a dozen awesome swaps you can't pass up! Thank you for making me feel normal. I also really like the notecard and postcard you sent as extras. Take care---Happy Swapping.
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked it! I go to see my therapist weekly and we talk about my swap bot obsession every week. She is the one who coined the term pen pal hoarded! I love swap bot, maybe a little too much! Lol
Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Hi Sarah, thank you so much for the lovely letter. I hope you are doing better now and I'm happy that the boys seemed to enjoy Christmas as well as you did :D Happy new year to you too! All the Love, Maddy
Comment: received and enjoyed your letter, thank you! :) my daughter (1.5) also starts to make first cooking adventure steps already :-) like you my grandmother taught me first how to cook! :) Happy New Year!
Response: My little guy asked again last night how old he had to be to use the veggie peeler! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Sophia loved the Disney items!!! She already started coloring in the stamps and she opened an hour ago. Thanks for making 2018 so much fun with all our kid swaps. 2019 we have some great ideas for swaps!!! Happy New Years!!!🥳🥳🥳🥳
Response: Awww, I'm so glad she liked it. I'm keeping an eye out for other cute things for her😊
Comment: Hi Sarah,
I’ve actially had this for forever, but I can’t seem to bring myself to open it. You did way too nice of a job on the envelope. I know...I’m totally weird. So I’m rating you now, because there is no way this atc isn’t gosh darn amazeballs, with the envelope this awesome. I mean, hello, you freehand drew me a Christmas moose! You win all the swaps for 2018. ;)
Ps. Where did the dimensional snowflake stickers come from? They’re really cool!
Response: Sorry I’m way behind on responding to my ratings. Thanks so much for all your kind words! Made my day to read your review. Hope you liked the ATC when you opened it! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: That was so super cute. You did a great job, and YES< I agree it would get damaged in the mail. SO thank for mailing it in an envelope, I plan to put them all in a journal or binder so keep them coming.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it and it made to you in one piece! Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: 11 acres with a pond and a stream? Can I build a tiny log cabin in the area you go to least and just live there, lol? It sounds LOVELY. My neighbors are so close I can hear them on the phone! Thank you so much for sharing. :D Have a wonderful holiday season!
Response: Sure thing! You can have the top corner by the big pond lol! Thanks for the ❤️
Merry Christmas 🎅🏻😊
Comment: Kiddo J—-Merry Christmas and thank you for putting so much work into the postcard swap. 😍❤️😍 This is Sophia’s first post card and she is going to decorate a shoe box to put them in to keep them in her room,to show her friends!—-Sophia’s mom & Sophia
Response: Aww...I'm glad Sophia liked it! She is becoming quite the little swapper lol. More stuff is on it's way! JT is enjoying getting mail too. Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: Show Choir and Follies show - awesome, I also love family game night, though my two kids are considerably older than yours. I've recorded several Hallmark Christmas movies to watch during my, rare, quiet times. Your hubby having a photographic memory must come in handy in light of your memory. I rely on my husband's memory though I've never fallen down a flight of stairs. You must have read my profile knowing I'd love the purple Iris paper. I can imagine how beautiful life must be living in the woods in WV. Thank you for the extras, happy swapping
Response: I see we have some things in common which I think always makes these kind of letters fun! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Wow Sarah. Thank you for the Christmas card and extra little bits. It's was lovely to receive such lovely mail this morning. Thank you. I love Christmas movies too and I put up the Christmas tree yesterday. Merry Christmas
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: Thank you for some neat postcards! The ostrich one made me laugh. We were in Harper's Ferry the end of October. That was a cool historical area. Thanks for sharing some postcards from your area! Merry Christmas to you too!
Response: Harpers Ferry is beautiful in the fall. It’s really pretty at Christmas too. Glad you liked the postcards. The ostrich made me laugh too. Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome PC!
Response: Glad you liked it. Don’t think I said this on the card but I actually taught art at the big building with turrets. Its amazing. Been a courthouse, ballroom, bank and a post office! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Hi Sarah, I received only your note and the envelope was torn open and the post office had stamped on the envelope, received in damaged condtion. :( Going ahead and giving a 5 because I bet it was a great ATC. and I know this happens with the post office from time to time. Happy Thanksgiving.
Response: Oh no not poor Garfield! This is twice this week the post office has destroyed my swaps. I will draw another one and get it to you as soon as possible! So sorry 😢
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your week with me! I enjoyed reading about you and your family. The weather here has not been near as bad as you. We just got a light dusting of snow. The candy making went well. All Christmas chocolates done! But...now the stores are out of 3 other things. So I am back at it this week!
Response: Thanks Elizabeth. I liked reading yours too! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful and meaningful postcard. Does your dad do that for a business, or just for fun? It's a beautiful photo, and I'm sure your wedding pix were magical!
Response: I’m glad you liked it. My dad is a jack of all trades. He’s an author, auctioneer, artist and antique dealer. And all of this is during his retirement. The PCs are part of his art business and they are sold at some of the little shops in our hometown. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for joining, and sharing your experiences. :) Salem's Lot is quite an introduction! I think a made-for-TV movie of "Sometimes They Come Back" was probably my introduction. We watched it last week, and it's still pretty good! :)
Thanks for the cute extras, as well. <3
Response: I remember Sometimes They Come Back! Haven’t seen it for years. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Gorgeous PC I want to walk through that gate and explore the area. Lovely leaf colors. Great Photography. Loved the note Sarah and the fluttering leaf on the back. You have excellent handwriting. Hope we swap again.
Response: Thanks so much. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the ❤️. Happy Fall 🍁🍁
Comment: Oh My God! I Love the act you made. such a cleaver idea! The Night Owl theme is totally me! I will treasure it, thanks so much!
Response: Aww...thanks so much. I usually take pictures of all my ATCs but I forgot to take this one. Thanks to my extreme memory problems not matter how hard I try I can't remember what it looked like. Have a great day and thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Sarah, I found your Thanksgiving card and note and yes, I do still thank you for the card and the note and the autumn items. I'm not sure where I got the other things I wrote about, but have a wonderful Thanksgiving and it's good you can spend time with your family! Hope this straightens everything out! Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: I don't think this rating is for me. I don't have a daughter 😊
Comment: I absolutely ADORE this ATC, I can never find cute candy corn things in the UK and boy is this cute! Thank you also for the wonderful goodies you included, all tucked into an adorable card of a black cat sitting on a pumpkin. Such a happy mail day! =D
Response: Great! I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for your kind words and for the ❤️
Comment: What a great sugar skull atc, Sarah! Thank you so much! And I love, love, love the socks!!!
Response: You're welcome. I love The art of Dia de los Muertos. I enjoy drawing and painting sugar skulls. I was hoping for a swap based on them but I never saw one. I was excited to make one for you. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. We did these linocuts when I was at school 50 years ago. Here is really bad November weather. Grey sky and drizzling. Sorry for the late rating, I was in hospital for a week and had problems because of the anesthesia afterwards. Much better now.
Response: Oh no! I hope you are feeling better! I too remember doing linocuts in high school. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful letter. Youve offically made me homesick. Im living with my husbands family and they dont have one single tradition. :(
Response: Aww...if they won’t have traditions maybe you can make some that are special for you like reading a certain book each year or writing to someone to tell the. How thankful you are. We also watch the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles every year because it takes place at thanksgiving. Maybe if you start them the others will catch on! If not at least you have a few things that are special to you each year😊❤️😊❤️
Comment: Hi Sarah,
I love this Garfield ATC you made for me!! We love Garfield and when my daughter was just a baby I did her room in Garfield theme. Thanks also for the wonderful Halloween card. Happy Halloween!!
Response: I'm glad you liked the ATC. The Garfield holiday specials are my favorite. I've watched them every year since I was a kid! The Christmas one always makes me cry. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Loved your letter and your envelope :) I really loved the movie Mothman Prophecy based off that story you told. Thank you for sharing your stories. I totally identified with the first story about your husband's mom. We had a similar experience. So spooky!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I love spooky stories and it's even better if the are around my area. I've done two of these and haven't got either back. Hope I do so soon! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Hi Sarah! Really loved how you decorated your Halloween letter. Very nice & the calligraphy on the front was very pretty!! I had to laugh as we answered some of the same things in the questions. We'd be good Halloween buddies=) Thanks for a fun letter & have a really fun & safe Halloween!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I love list swaps. They are so much fun. Thanks for the ❤️ Happy Halloween 🎃🎃🎃
Comment: Thank you for all the fabulous goodies. I love your you spooktacular tags and have them on my “fav” board. I have a project waiting for the perfect napkin and here it is! Love it all. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the journal question pc. I love the keys on the front🗝🗝🗝🗝 I had this one years ago and sent out to another key lover in Sweden. It was hard to part with but wanted to send it to someone who appreciated it. So it’s extra special to have one come back into my life.
Comment: I am so sorry for the delay in rating. I received your lovely envelope. Cutest thing in my mailbox! You chose some awesome cards. I like the Clematis and the Vintage Yellowstone cards the best. Thank you for the owl stickers too! This was a nice surprise in my mailbox. Best wishes!
Comment: It was such great fun to read your letter! I know that we've sent stuff to each other before, but this time, I feel like I more know who you are. I'm with you on the cleaning. Isn't arting so much better? I used to be a digiscrap designer, many years ago. It was so fun. I quit when my EHD, with NO NOTICE, fried and I lost all my designs. I love your dad's nickname for you. Only people on the inside would know how you became Desi out of Sarah. Thanksgiving is also my fave holiday, for the same reasons. Thanks also for the birds and the green!
Comment: Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for the beautiful gratitude letter that you sent me! Thank you for the goodies as well. I was so happy when I received the cat sticker and postcard. It was such a lovely surprise to come home to today <3
Response: Awww...I’m so glad you liked everything! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: One thousand hearts. Easily. I loved your letter, the sweet dog notecards, the magnet🙏🏻, the beautiful artwork on the ATC and postcard❤️. I will reread your letter many times. Thanks for all of it!
Response: Ram ya I’m so glad you liked it! I look forward to hearing from you. Have a happy day. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Love the greeting card that you chose to share your "winnings" on! I think that you are so sweet to think of the kids in this fantasy swap. The beach house is for you! I very much appreciate the profile centric extras!
Comment: I love Halloween and loved hearing about things you have done for this holiday! I've been to a lot of haunted houses but never helped with one, that sounds like fun! And I have more Halloween decorations than Christmas decorations! Thank you!
Response: Ive always said I wanted to own a haunted attraction. I think it would be so much fun to plan and decorate! It’s about time for my kids to decide what they want to be so I can get to sewing lol! Thanks for the ❤️ Happy Fall!
Comment: Oh wow, y'all really made my daughter's day! She loved the letter and the really cool Lego picture, and she is over the moon about the stickers and little flowers! She used some of them to decorate her journal within about 10 minutes of opening everything up! Your son will definitely be getting a letter back--she's so excited! His name is awesome, by the way. Very poetic! :) Thank you :D
Response: We are so glad she liked everything. I have to admit with having two boys it was fun to look at the girly stuff lol! His name comes from my husbands family and he’s actually the 4th!!!! Hugs 🤗
Comment: What a sweet little park. I bet that was a nice town to grow up in. And you met Pee Wee on a plane? I'd like to hear that story!
Response: It was a wonderful little town and still is...lots of great artist and craftsman plus beautiful scenery. Pee Wee was on my flight home from Greece in 1990. I was surprised at how different he looked. I’d never seen him without his Pee Wee garb.
Comment: Hi Sarah,
Thanks for the nice card and your note.
It was interesting to learn of Dr. Kirkbride and Dorothea Dix connections to the T.A.L.C.
Dorothea was a Maine girl, who traveled all over this country and Europe doing her good works to reform mental health care. There are two psychiatric hospitals named for her here and the site of her childhood home has been made into a park.
From what I found on Google Mapos and the internet, Rt. 33 looks like a nice scenic drive. I feel a road trip coming!
Response: I love having you as a partner Neal! You always put thought into what you receive. Let me know when you plan that road trip. I know lots of other great places in WV.😉
Comment: Hi Sarah,
Thanks for the nice card and the note. My family name is going to reach its limit soon. I had two girls, they have and will have taken new family names, and my brother has no children. Oh well. There are other branches of the clan that goes back to 15th century Scotland.
Response: Yes I only have a sister who’s married but our name will go on with my cousin. Thanks for the ❤️.
Comment: This cookbook is seriously perfect! I'm not vegan these days but I do still try to be more plant-based when possible. Thank you for a thoughtful pick! Can't wait to do more indoor cooking now that fall is upon us! :D
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Sarah, I really LOVE the postcard you created for me!!! It's absolutely beautiful! From the beehive, to the happy little bee faces, to the flowers and the ribbon of honeycomb - it's so creative! And I love the saying "All Hives Matter", great finishing touch! You're very good with colors and composition - this one is definitely a 'keeper'!!!
Response: Thanks so much! Your kind words mean a lot to me😊
Comment: Hello fellow West Virginian! Are you near Diana WV by any chance? My father was born in Wolf Creek Wv near Sutton and my mom still resides in Wild & Wonderful.
My guess to the riddle would be Keyboard?
Response: Yep you got it! We are in Berkeley County in the Eastern Panhandle.
Comment: I love Hedwig, too! Sometimes I think she has more sense than Harry, but she's definitely his most faithful friend 😊.
Thank you for the postcard! I love that quote of Dumbledore and pairing it with a lightbulb is brilliant (pun totally intended, haha).
Response: It’s one of my favorite quotes! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thanks so much for the stickers! I can’t wait to use them! By the way, I love your handwriting! Mine is always so messy haha. Funnily enough, the flower stickers you’ve sent were also sent to me by another swapper haha now I have 2 (: happy swapping ~
Response: Thanks...my mom was a kindergarten teacher and taught me how to write!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and thank you for the polkadots!!! Totally love them thank you so much. 💕💕 For the cookbooks I’m trying to do a Family holidays cookbook and then like a family
favorite Meals cookbook. 💕😊 Collecting different kitchen food cooking type diecuts right now and papers and Stamps And trying to find the perfect holiday paper stamps or what not and I think I just found one like a nutcracker one I’m so excited About it. That must be a treasure to have your grandmothers recipe back that is just amazing!!!
Response: I definitely think I’m going to have to do something special like that with my grandmothers recipes.
Comment: Thank you for the very kind card. Yeah, I figure traveling is the best way to say f*** off to the agoraphobia. I win! Assuming I don't end up in a puddle in my AirBNB crying for home. Haha! I don't think I will, though. Anyway, thank you so much.and for the little goodies, too.
Response: I’m glad you liked it. I love to know how your plans are coming. Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Awww...a squirrel postcard!!! He’s going on my fridge to join 3 others I’ve received!🐿🐿🐿🐿. He looks just like the squirrel in my yard (I named him Dug because he digs holes in my yard everywhere.)
Comment: Hi Sarah! I bet your boys love where you live! Boys and critters go together, as well as streams! Sounds like a fun weekend with lots of family stuff - always the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: They do love it. My little one would dig in the dirt all day if I let him. Thanks for ❤️