Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful selection of verses you chose for me and for the page markers! A couple of days ago I just took notice of all the things I have used to mark pages in my bible. I just grab whatever is near because technically it's only going to be there a few minutes then I never remove them. I have index cards, little torn pieces of newspaper, junk mail...there's even a piece of toilet paper. (????) LOL! These will help me out greatly. Have a wonderfully blessed labor day weekend!
Comment: May your collect bring you joy, and not too much dust. (by ME)
Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story, By Erim Flett
AND one more
You spend the first part of your life collecting things ... and the second half getting rid of them. Isabel Allende
Comment: Thanks for the stickies and the writing paper! I really enjoyed your letter, lol yes, one page is hard to stick to. Going over one page is never a bad thing though! I love your sparkly pens & think that we would be awesome penpals. Shoot me a message if you're interested (:
Response: Yes, Yes and yes I am interested! Just seeing this. I'll message you in a little bit when I get to work. Have a great day!
Comment: I used to work with a guy who could drink
12-14 Mountain Dews a day. He had really bad teeth but he could work circles around everybody else on that sugar high. LOL! Thank you so much! have a wonderful day!
Comment: Thanks for all the cute goodies!! I especially loved the cross charm and the sticky notes. Those will be great to use as address labels on envelopes. The best of all was the open-minded quote you sent. Thanks for sending a bit of joy my way!! Blessings to you!!
Response: You are welcome! I'm so happy you liked the little charm. Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: You have such beautiful handwriting! Thank you so much for the great verses from Psalms. What a great reminder that God gives me the desires of my heart, He is my shepherd, I can call on Him for help & healing, He is my refuge and strength! Thanks for the sticky notes too, what a cute idea to add them to the notecard. Thanks for hosting this swap!
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. Yes I love swimming. Every day in the summer you will find me in the lake. I have diving contests with the kids and just swim laps. It is my happy place,I think I might be part fish LOL
Comment: Thanks for your letter,Jamie, good to catch up --I had to look at a map to see where Odessa is, had no idea of it's weather. Glad you like your job but hope something better in a prettier place might pop up for you.
Comment: Loved the card. Happy Easter and have a blessed year.
Response: I am so glad that you liked the card! I was really getting worried that my partners had not got these. Boy did it take it a while to get to you! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thanks for the personal comment! I just started cross-stitching again now that I have more free time, and I found it boring :-( Maybe it was just a boring pattern, who knows?
Happy Day to you, thanks for hosting these fun electronic swaps.
Comment: So the move to Odessa isn't permanent? Talk about going from big to little. Cows are pretty big pets. What does the chihuahua think about his bigger brothers? LOL! Have a great day!
Response: We were partnered in a list pad letter swap and if I answer these questions you will no my whole letter before it gets there. (hahaha) Sure wish the mail would move a little faster then it's been moving here lately.
Baby Girl (chihuahua) got out of my sight one day and I called and called her when I found her she was laying right beside Hank (bull). They don't mind each other but I sure mind her being out there I'm always scared they would step on her and I'd never find her again (hahaha)
Comment: Hi Jaimie for the nice notecard, Yes, I know about moving. We had a big historic home then moved to a mobile home. no attic or spare room!! But at least I have my own craft room!! LOL Hope you get settled in soon! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the verses you sent, Jaimie! I love the pen you used (the pink sparkly one), what is the name of it and did it come in a set or did you buy it separately? The ink is so pretty! 😀
Response: You are very welcome! The pink pen is from a set but I got it at Dollar General for $5 and it had 24 pens in it. The ink in most of them are very pretty. I think there was only one in the whole pack I didn't like! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART! Prayers + Hugs.
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter! I always love hearing from you! Thank you also for the extra notecard and stationary sheets. You and your hubby are in my prayers. Have a blessed day!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you so much for praying for me and please don't stop now. I need all the prayers I can get! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well! Hugs,
Comment: Hello again! thank you for the stamps, as you know, you can never have enough! And thank you for the tea and letter! I love citrus flavors so this orange one sound yummy! Good luck with your gardening!
Response: Your welcome! I really hope you liked the tea! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you so much, Jamie! I have missed you also. I wondered where you had gone. I always hoped we could get up to Livingston so we could meet but COVID happened. Maybe someday we will meet on the road between here and your new home. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Received your letter today, I hope the weather is much better for you now. Our winters can be very harsh, but our infrastructure is built for it, so its no real big deal for the most part, at least where I live. It pays to live on an emergency route (just a few blocks from 2 hospitals.) Although I really wish we had a fireplace in our house, just in case of emergency.
Response: wish I would have known it snowed here and I would have wanted a fireplace too. hahaha but since all this have found out that a candle and a clay pot will warm one room - it really works. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Hi Jamie! Thanks for your message. I know, I get comments all the time along the lines of "you don't drink coffee OR tea?! How do you function?!" and the answer to that is, cola and chocolate. Haha, that's where my vices (and caffeine) are! :) Take care!
Response: You are very welcome! I love sweet tea but let me just be honest and say Mountain Dew is my go to drink! lol Coffee is a no go at any time! I don't even have a coffee maker in my home! power to the soda people lol Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well! HUGS
Comment: Hi Jaimie!! I would say probably the biggest one I've done has been just a wall hanging...I'm not into doing the really huge ones. I don't think I could do anything really big. My dream cross stitch to do would be The Last Supper. I like the smaller ones, and I also like to do waste canvas, mostly on sweatshirts!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the profile message, Jaimie ... I hope your day is a good one! I know all about early mornings - for some reason lately, my Kyla (cat) seems to think that I just "HAVE TO" wake up between 4 and 5:00 a.m. and SHE makes sure that I do. (Ugh! lol)
Comment: What’s the point of an organized collection, anyway?? Lol thank you!!
Response: I must make your comment "whats the point of an organized collection" on a sign and hang in on the door of my home office/craft room... your so welcome! Thank you for being a part of this little swap hope you enjoyed it and will join more to come. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well.
Comment: excellent study. thank you for hosting these. im enjoying them dearly.
Response: Rhonda, I am so glad you are liking these little studies as I really do. With working these are perfect for a 10 to 15 mins with our Lord before I run out the door to head somewhere else. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well... Hugs + Prayers
P.s. looks like the mail has slowed down a lot lately... (not good for me)
Comment: Thank you for the answers to the study! I loved the changing ink color you used and you decorated it so nicely too. Love your handwriting!! Wish mine was that neat!!!
Response: Oh my goodness, I am so glad to hear that you liked the changing color ink as I just love it and it is hard for some to read. Thank you so much for all the nice things that you have said about my handwriting. you are to kind! Your very welcome!!! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well.
Comment: Hi Jamie! Thanks for the answers and the extra paper! I can always use pretty paper!
I had a different answer to number 4 - "Can we snatch ourselves away?" I had no and you had yes. I was going by v. 29: "no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand."
Anyway, have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I do not have an instant pot but really enjoy my air fryer! I chuckled over your note on envie “sealed with tape not spit”. I’ve been using a small sponge and tapwater, but never thought to put it on the envelope. Really a good idea to let people now with all this crazy virus going on! Thanks for that!
Stay save and God bless you!
Comment: Loved getting your letter and the special goodies inside. I am so jealous of your smooth handwriting. Mine is passionate and erratic and I mess up when I start thinking too fast. Thank you so much for the letter!!!
Comment: Thanks for your newsy letter and the extras! Sorry about the hurricane - it has not had the normal national attention up here because of the rioting, arson and general lawlessness up here in Wisconsin. Thanks for the prayers.
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing this Bible study with me! Thank you also for the extras! Have a wonderful day and stay safe!
Response: You are very Welcome! I'm glad you liked the little extras. Been waiting for our little fabric store to open but looks like its going to be a little while or I'm just not going at the right time lol Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well! Prayers and Hugs always!
Comment: Hi Jaimie,
I received my pen-pay kit today... thank you for all the great stuff. I love everything zipper pull/keychain, hilighters and the cute note cards. They are going to be handy to use for other swaps and just writing to new pen pal friends. Thank you again, i really appreciate all the love you put into my kit!
Comment: Jamie, Thanks for your letter and for such a fun swap. I hope you made progress on your baby blanket crocheted trim...I'm thinking about learning to finger crochet because it keeps popping up on my Pinterest, haha.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail! 🥰 To answer one of your questions in the letter, I'm not currently looking for a regular penpal, just doing some casual swaps to get my feet wet again in the swapping world, and to keep myself busy while I'm not working. I have a feeling I'll have to stop swapping again once I go back to running my business. Sad and happy about that. 😭😁
I appreciate the lovely swap though. Perhaps I'll find time to write a letter back in the near future, if my baby allows... Haha 🥰
Comment: I was cleaning my living room and I found a bin of papers on including some swaps that hadn't been rated. I'm so sorry for that.
Thank you for taking the time to send me such a nice postcard though. And I hope this Spring treated you better than last winter did.
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your bible study answers. It is going to really be crazy not going to church for Easter, it is my favorite holiday. I love getting up early for sunrise service and fellowship breakfast, and the Easter service with the alter filled with Easter flowers. I really am going to miss it, but one thing that does not change is that our Lord Jesus rose from the dead. Amen!
Comment: Thank you for those verses. They are good a good reminder; I need them! I like how you decorated your paper with the washi tape & stickers. :) Thank you for the coupon, too, which expires by the end of the year (giving us time for the virus to die down & things to return to some normalcy.)
Comment: Thank you so much for the list letter. I have 3 penpals, but we dont write often. every month or so..so no commitment if need be. I might throw in something, but thats my choice. SO sorry ppl acted like that. That is embarrassing that they act like that....no appreciation for the friendship. I found them on here mostly, no FB pen pals. I'm always up for penpals if they need one..esp during these trying times. may not last forever but as needed at that moment. SO remember you are not alone. Stay safe! And thank you.
Comment: I received your swap today. It's such a joy to get God's word delivered right to your door!
Your handwriting is so nice. I liked the extra info that you sent about the weather! I'm always grateful for the little things! Thanks for the bookmark & the ruler - So thoughtful of you.
Response: I am so glad you received. I do agree that it is Very much a joy to get it right to your door. Your very welcome! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you for sharing & the goodies. Unfortunately, the neon was difficult to read.
Response: You are very welcome! Oh no, I'm so sorry about the neon ink! I'll keep that in mind when I'm trying to be colorful for now on... Thank you so much for pointing that out to me (I never thought about it) Oh thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you so much for the enriching swap! The verse on the back, which I saw first, very much needed thank you. ANd I loved reading the verses you wrote. Thank you for taking time to decorating the page and the friend card. Very blessed swap indeed!!
Comment: How did your Bingo playing go... did you win? I do play the pull tabs. I always wonder why ladies bring a gazillion dabbers with them?! I don’t & maybe that’s why I rarely win! Lol. Thank you for sharing.
Response: My bingo night went great! I did bingo … 3 times! Yay me lol I play a few pull tabs but only the all pay ones. I don't care to much for the horse race ones. I play 4 /12 packs so I have to mark my sheets with the yellow and then I take my color to dab with but that's it. Next time I go I am going to have to ask why they do bring so many. lol Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well. Hugs.
Comment: Thankyou so much!!!! loved the stationary pieces, and what a cool idea to write the weather and day and everything at the top. I truly enjoyed this!!!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so glad you like the stationery. I started doing the heading because I would forget to put the swap name in my swaps and it was hard for people to rate me! Then it just stuck! I'm so glad to hear that you liked it. Thank you so so so much for the rating and of course for the HEART.
Comment: Thank you so much for the inspiring card with the Bible verses, the one you wrote of the envelope about the Lord will fight for me, I just need to be still!! AMen!!! Thank you for tall the goodies!! Prayer and blessings being said for you and yours, thank you again!
Comment: Thank you for your letter and extras. I understand why your swap was late. Glad you are doing better.
Response: I am very sorry that I am so late getting your resend out to you! I put it in the mail today and hope that it reaches you very soon! Again, I am very sorry! Thank you for being my partner to send too! Please, rerate when you receive! Thank you! 10/22/19 Please, remember to rerate once you have received this swap! Thank you! 10/26/19 I sent this resend out on 10/17/19 I think it has had plenty of time to have gotten there so if I haven't been rerated by Monday I will mail again! Thank you so much for everything! 10/26/19 - I will mail with tracking this time so that we will no where in the world these are going... I am very sorry this is happening and I thank you so much!!!
Comment: Hello Jaimie! I’m so sorry to hear about your hospital stay… Hope you are doing better! No worries about the late postcard, cheers, Micaela ❤️❤️
Response: Dropping the resend in the mail today! Please be aware that the mail won't be picked up till tomorrow as I live in the country and outside of the city limits! I thought this was one I hadn't sent but the dates don't match up so it is a resend! I'm so sorry you didn't get! Please, remember to rerate as soon as you receive! 10/10/19 - please, remember to rerate once you receive. 10/12/19- Please, remember to rerate once you have received! Thank you!
Comment: I am so very sorry you had such a rough time and delayed in your swap. I received it and thank you very much for the cute stickers and note sheets. Take care.
Response: I am very sorry that I didn't get this out to you on time! I have been in the hospital and a flood where I lost everything! EVEN my home! Everything is getting back normal now and I'm back! I am putting this in the box as I type this and it will be picked up tomorrow and postmarked on Monday! Thank you so much for being my partner! Please, don't forget to rerate when you receive!
Comment: The weather here has been sunny for over a week now. I don't miss the rain yet, but I'm sure I will when the daily temperatures start to rise. Just remember to let a smile be your umbrella when it rains (even though it won't keep you dry maybe at least you'll be happy). 😉💕
Comment: Thanks for the nice letter and the tea bags..will be enjoying the lemon tonight. Painting with diamonds sounds interesting..will have to google it. Hope your week improved. Of to a town full of garage sales this weekend.
Comment: Thank you Jamie! You have the most BEAUTIFUL handwriting! There was no return address...maybe I'll catch up to you in another swap down the road, I'm preparing for a trip right now so it's not the best time anyway.
Comment: Thank you for the note card and journaling stickers! Very pretty colors! I, too, have the same week's worth of rain coming! It is perfect nesting weather - full of crafty moments! I hope you have a great (high and dry) time!
Comment: Hi Jaimie! Thank you for sharing about your weekend-bummer in having to work on Friday and Saturday-but sounds like you enjoyed what you could! Thanks also for the cute goodies! Hugs and Happy Swapping! 😉
Comment: Thanks for the "Hello".
We met both our daughters, one's boyfriend, and our granddaughter in Boston for "Easter" dinner on Saturday. We had our pseudo-grandkids and their mother for Easter dinner on Sunday. Hope your Easter weekend was good as well.
Comment: I love the stationery you wrote on (blue and white with surf boards). Thanks so much for including some for me to use as well!
Response: I’m so glad to see my mail finally arriving to u in a timely manner! I really liked that one stationary too! Now just to find more cute ones! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the 💜 as well!
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend. I loved all of the goodies you included!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you so much for letting me no that you hadn't received this so I could get another one out to you before you rated me!!!! I'm very glad you like receiving from as I am to send to you again in another swap. Till my letter! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART!
Comment: This just came yesterday! (: thank you and for the stickers too! And I don’t mind having you as a partner at all. Thanks for hosting. Take care! ♥️Debbie
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you don't mind being my partner for the computer thinks we should be every time we are in a swap together! hahaha Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the Heart as well!
Comment: In the beginning, I had not recieved anything from Jaimie after two weeks.
However, I had reached out to her instead of leaving a bad review (as I’ve seen other swappers do, unfortunately)
and she apologized for the lateness of the swap. We discussed that, if the swap did not come within a certain time period, then she would resend.
Unfortunately the swap never came in (lost in the mail), and Jaimie went above and beyond with the resend swap.
She resent an absolutely LOVELY swap, along with a tracking number, and apologized for the previous late swap! She was really good about what had happened and sent lovely goodies.
Thank you soooo much, Jaimie, for the swap! I appreciate your hard work!!
Response: Thank you so much for giving me the chance to get another swap out to you! I am very sorry you didn't get the first one but lets hope you do at some point! You are very welcome! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thanks for your pretty handwritten letter! I enjoyed it very much and completely related to your sentiment of the weather-spring can get here anytime, anytime! (: Thank you for the postage, such a fun great goodie! I’ll be popping a postcard in the mail for you Fri.
Enjoying your swaps! ♥️Debbie
Response: Oh YAY! Finally! We live to close for the mail to be running this slow! They have got to do better hahaha! I'm so glad you received! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well! Hugs jaimierandolph
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the stamps and stickers! I have made it a goal to keep up with my pen pals as well. I do find it easier to reply to a letter rather than to write a letter!
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC; I loved the design!
Response: I am so glad that it arrived and that you liked it! I couldn't find any where else in this town to buy postcards except Tractor supply lol Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART! Hugs, jaimierandolph
Comment: Oh my god! I thought you meant it was 47°C and I honestly thought you were melting. Thank you for the lovely comment! Oh, with 'Round the Twist' it's very 80/90's Aussie (slang) and all, but, it's pretty hilarious! I hope you have an awesome day!
Comment: Thank you for the profile hello! I would love that weather! Here, it's summer and I'm already melting. Anyway, I hope you have the most amazing day!! Thank you so much for hosting these swaps by the way ^_^
Comment: Thank you, Jaimie! I always feel like the only one when it comes to not drinking coffee but I love that I can find a common ground by owning a ton of cute mugs and giving them as gifts to my coffee loving friends/family! :D
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Comment: Opposites attract though! My southern fiance hunted also but I’m a vegetarian, God gives us love and patience lol You made me think to put that in my profile :P
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well. In the south as a girl growing up your father or in my case grandfather teaches their girls how to take care of their self and that includes how to hunt, fish and garden. Trust me I'll never be hungry. HUGS
Comment: Thank you for telling me your personal story, it was a really painful time and you had to suddenly grow in strength and insight; a great leap!. Good luck to you and it's great that you have a better place to live.
Comment: I have read a few books of Danielle Steel. I like her books.
Response: The first book I ever read all the way through was by her. (Palomino) She uses a few words I wish she didn't a little much but I still love the books! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Hello Jaimie. You work on Saturday? I don't work on weekends.
I'm not crafty myself. I have to learn. I've seen so many beautiful things since I was on swapbot.
Have a good day and a great weekend!
Response: Yes ma'am I work on Saturday. I even work on Sundays but I try really hard not to or work in the evenings that day so I can go to church that morning. I am off today. YAY! Hugs 🤗
Comment: Thanks for your message.
It's 26 deg. F here at 7:30am, with three inches of snow on the ground. It's supposed to be in the 40s today and tomorrow so it will all be gone.
Bless your son for his Service.
Comment: Hi Jaime! I loved your Mickey stationary, and your sweet letter! Glad you are feeling better! I love making altered art, cards, jewelry, etc. I like to crochet, too! I've never tried diamond by number...but now I want to! Thank you so much for writing! Julie
Response: I am so glad that you liked the letter! 5D painting with diamonds is wonderful. You are very welcome! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet message! My sister's best friend growing up had Life and my parents still have the Clue that we played as kids - those are great games! I know your youth group would love them!
Comment: Good afternoon Jaimie,
It is evening here and I'm preparing dinner. My husband will be 51 years tomorrow, Sunday 11th November. I will cook something special for him, but I am a terrible cook.
It is hot here and mosquitoes are swarming in full in the house. Inconvenience of living on an island. I use a liquid diffuser against the mosquitoes.
Comment: Love all the goodies, thank you! We made stew in the crockpot this week too!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked everything. I think everyone was cooking in their crock pots last week.... I use mine real often bc I work so much. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the ❤ as well.
Comment: Thank you for the good wishes! It's so nice that you're able to crochet things for other people! I'm doing a project where I do something similar and it's inspiring to see that people like you are successful in doing so. I appreciate the message!
Comment: Yes I do love washi and I have quite a collection now. I use it in my creative planner and on penpal letters. I pick it up everywhere, even the poundshop sell it 😁.
I'm having a good day. Just cooking Sunday lunch. When I'm done with that I'm going to do my swaps
Comment: Thanks for your kind words. It's night here in Rodrigues. We are in summer. It is so hot and uncomfortable!
I like listening to Joyce Meyer. I am subscribed to her french blog by email as I understand oral french better than english.
Best wishes for your birthday on 4th November 2018.
Comment: Thanks for your letter and the extras i hope your ok? Please update me
Response: You are very welcome! My heath is doing better and I'm back up and going again. All PRAISE AND GLORY to our LORD and SAVIOR!!!!!! Yes, I do agree I sooo need to give you an update. Thank you so much for allowing me to be in your swaps. I truly do love them! Hugs + Prayers
Comment: Thank you so much I need to remember the verse you chose.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm working on remembering that verse myself. I thought typing it would help me remember. I'm so glad u liked it. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the Heart. 🤗Hugs and prayers!
Comment: Thanks for the letter and the goodies. I loved them! We have a lot in common. Same age, same past of never living on our own. I would have written you back, but I did not have a return address.
Response: You are so welcome! I am so glad that you liked the letter and the goodies. If it didn't have a return address that is when I was in the middle of a move but I will be glad to pm you my address now. I would really love to hear from you. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: First, let me say, if you have not turned your handwriting into a font, you really really should. Wow. You write so beautifully!!! Yeah, it's been particularly hot and humid here, too. But I like indoors better than outdoors, so it doesn't phase me with my central air and many indoor hobbies. I do love being outside in the few weeks in spring and more weeks in fall when it is in the 60s and no ticks. Then I like hiking and such. Anyway, thanks for the letter!
Response: omgoodness…. Thank you so much for all the kind words! I loved writing since I was a little girl and just practiced and practiced... I can't believe they are taking handwriting out of schools. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: It was so good to hear from you, you're always in my thoughts and prayers. I am believing for your $2,500 plus all that you need to get established in your own place. Thank you for the stamps, they're perfect. And the washi tape on the tiny playing cards is a sweet idea. Your letter gave me a huge smile, thank you.
Comment: Thanks so much, Jaimie for the swap and extras. Sorry I haven't rated sooner but I've been fighting a respiratory infection (am on my 2nd round of antibiotics for it now.). Starting to feel some better but not 100% yet .. no energy. Ugh!
Comment: Jaimie, I enjoyed your letter so much. Girl, you are BUSY! It’s goid to hear that you are enjoying life. I hope it won’t be too long before you get your own little farmstead. Thanks also for the stamps and note papers. 💖😊👍📬
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note and extras. I couldn't believe your daily schedule. It was exhausting reading about it. By the way, you're weather is hot, but we're expecting snow again tomorrow! Say it isn't so! Thanks again!
Comment: I love sending the goodies. I have a Pinterest board with goodie ideas as well as different ways to decorate an envelope. I adored your letter!! Thank you so much and I hope we have the opportunity to swap in the future! --April
Comment: Pretty card, cute envelope, cute stamp! I enjoyed your note. I’ve not had much luck with tulips, myself, but narcissus bulbs have come back year after year for me despite poor soil and total neglect. I’m in South Texas between San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
Comment: In you bright lime green letter you mentioned your whole life has changed and may not be the same, ever. Praise God, it's going to be *better* than ever before ! ! I'm excited to see what you do with the wallpaper :) I love the emoji writing paper, stickers and all, thank you and stay well.
Comment: Thanks! Hope your weather has improved. It's been gray and rainy the last several days here. Mother Nature is now blessing us with a crazy amount of water from just a few years ago when we were in signifcant drought for so long.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful quote! I 100% believe in it, even though I'm not religious. I'm about to become a mother for the first time and these thoughts have been running through my mind when I look back on my own childhood. I don't remember the presents or the material stuff, I remember the times spent with my parents and my family.
Comment: Thank you for the kind message! I am finding myself drawn back into what I loved about Swap-bot. I think I might stay. So tempted to learn how to make those ATCs and other crafts! Anyway, have a great day!ðŸŒ»
Comment: Hi, I smiled to read you didn't know what to do with so many lips :) I bet I can find something do with 'em. The bright green paper is awesome, makes a fun letter. Your one room cabin sounds like so many of the new apartments in this area, but, I hope yours isn't as expensive, one room, $2,500 a month. God bless you
Comment: My friend, I've had your letter for several days and have been praying for you (when I was able). I was hit by a vicious strain of the flu 5 days ago which really knocked me for a loop and has left me with some worrisome side affects.
You and I have a connection that I cherish, you can tell me anything. I'll write you soon ( in cursive ) . Take care, I'm praying, Doskie
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card. And you were right, I did not receive your first card. But I was waiting before I rated just encase. I understand things get lost in the mail or the Holiday itself makes things hectic. :)
I feel the same way about Christmas. When I was little, it was the best time of year because, as you said, I would finally get to see family, all at once, together. Now-a-days, everyone has their own families and no one really travels for Christmas around here.
Anyway, thanks again! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Love these! I don't have any of these - thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm very glad you liked them! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the Heart as well. I was getting worried it hadn't made it! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to see it did! Thank you!
Comment: Hi, I got this letter just fine, your pretty cursive is easy to read and the extras are really great, thanks. I used a mail service for a while - Eagle Postal - they were not very good either. It's good to hear you've moved out of the hotel and are beginning to get re-established. Keep up the good swaps, and may 2018 be your best year ever.
Response: I am so glad that you got this letter. I guess for some reason postal services don't have the same standards as the post office! Maybe why they were cheeper! lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART as well and for you understanding.
Comment: Yes, the weather has been very nice! I hope all is well with you and your hubby. Quilt festival starts tomorrow. I have been looking forward to it. Thank you so much for your visit and for hosting wonderful swaps!
Have a blessed day!
Response: Mrs. Diane, everything here is slowly getting back to normal and the weather had been great up till yesterday! I am hoping the rain stays away from your festival! Have lots of fun! Hugs and more HUGS!
Comment: Hey, Jaimie! Thanks for the lovely note card and the little extras! You shouldn't have. :) I hope you are able to meet that goal of 365! Are you currently at 301 (as of 10/28/17)?
Response: Hi! Your very welcome and I'm glad you liked the little extra's living in a hotel it's hard to keep a lot of extra's to send in stuff! I am currently at 124 I wished I was at 301 lol I have a long way to go and a short time to get there! lol THank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Your letter is so pretty with such a clever use of washi tape to decorate it. I've been wondering how y'all were getting along and it was very good to get an update. God bless you as you and your family get settled into a new place, Doskie
Response: Doskie, you will not believe this but I couldn't find any paper of any kind in our room so I had to go ask the front desk for some copy paper... Once I got the paper I was like what good is this I can't send this as my paper to Doskie so I sat at the little table and there was the washi I was like OH YES its black and white and if I write in black and the paper is white it so matches lol No more wondering I'm sure you'll be tired of me by the end of the year because I need so many letters wrote I've got to write you! Hugs my friend.... Thanks so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: the sticker on the front of your envelope says, "smile, Jesus loves you", yes He does and I'm smiling :) I love the card and need the postage stamps. I like the recipe cards, I use them as pretty file cards to keep my pen pals info on. thank you.
Response: That is such a neat way to keep your pen pals info! I'll have to remember that when we are back into a home and out of Hotel! Your very welcome! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Dear Jamie:
Thank you so much for the comments! I was surprised to learn that Texas is cool as I am so new to the US and I thought southern states are warmer :-) But it is nice to learn more about the weather! I was in Chicago yesterday and the weather was around 55 degrees. I love fall (fall in the US is like winter in Taiwan) and I hope you are enjoying the weather as well ;-)
Comment: Thank you! Great verse. I try to live by that verse. I think this world needs more love.
Response: Your very welcome! Yes, It is an amazing verse! We all should try to live by! YES MA'AM the world sure does need more love! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: thank you so much for the card. it truly is a blessing to find someone who understands real life. hurricanes can be scary and unpredictable. we are in what florida calls "hurricane season" its here until november. during this time a hurricane can hit at any moment.
im sorry to hear harvy took your house. makes my heart sad knowing.
Response: Your so welcome, Sweetie! I sure know how Hurricane season is! I was very hurt also but I know God has bigger and better plans! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I loved learning more about you and your family! Its so cool that you live in such a small town and able to grow your own food!
Response: Your very welcome! I'm so glad that you liked my letter! I always wonder when writing someone new if what I write is okay! lol Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet letter, I am sorry to hear about your husband but glad that he is getting better. We were not effected by Harvey but I am sadden for those that were. Happy Swapping and take care!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART!!! Thank you for being so kind as well!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. I have told my hubby that if he retires this winter that I want him to do a garden in the spring. I think he really likes the idea. I may have to get you to tell him how to get started. I could always use a trip to Jean's Quilt Store up there. Heehee!
Response: You make me smile every time I see that J!!!!! lol I'm to silly I know! So sorry for the late response I've been in the hospital for a few days but all is well here now! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much Layla loves the Troll goodie pack you sent her and the socks. You spoil us, the book you sent is awesome, I cannot wait to start reading it. I hope to read it tonight. I am so sorry I didn't get the chance to read the letter yet, and for rating late, Layla had her ear specialist appointment yesterday and we were there most of the day. They removed her tube, and she is in some pain right now, but last night was terrible, we did get some sleep but we were up on and off, I will write you and mail on Tuesday. Have a great 3 day weekend
Response: Omgoodness, I am so glad that you got it and that you liked everything! I'm also glad I chose to include some of the goodies I have collected for Layla in that package and am so glad she liked as well! I'm under the weather and have been in the hospital the past 3 days so I'm running behind but I hope to catch up with everything with dates then all my other letters... lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART! YOUR TO SWEET!!!!
Comment: It's always so great to get a letter from you.Thank you so much for your letter and stationary and card! I'm afraid if I had to grow my own food we would just have to starve. My hubby keeps saying he's going to retire this year and I read into that "he's going to drive me crazy this year." LOL! I have thought about suggesting that he start a small garden for a hobby.
He has refused to learn to quilt.
Have a wonderful day!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked everything. Growing veggies are easier then you think because I thought the same thing! LoL your going to love it when he retires. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well! (((HUGS)))
Comment: Hi, my friend. It was so awesome to get a letter from you and the extra goodies are sweet :)
Response: I am do glad that you liked everything! I'm just learning what little goodies I can add in with the letters and they still be a flat envie! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you so much, Jamie! I love receiving letters from you! I'm so glad your school decided to consider keeping cursive in the teaching line up. The receptionist at the Drs. office said she has people who cannot sign their own name. That's sad. Have a blessed day and keep on writing!
Response: I am so to hear that you like hearing from me as I always get excited to see u as one of my partners! Thank you soooo soooo much for cheering me on! Thank you very much for the rating and of course the HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much you really made my day, I love the journal. I will be reading your letter this weekend. I just wanted to come on here and THANK YOU, I love what you sent me, I was having such a bad few days, and you made me feel so much better. I wish I can give you a thousand and a million hearts <3 <3 Love you my sister in Christ
Response: Awwww, I'm so glad that you liked everything! I'm also glad that it made you feel a little better.... Yay, that's what happy mail is supposed to do... Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART! -Hugs and more Hugs-
Comment: Best of luck with your garden sure sounds like fun, I wish I had a green thumb, but my house pants die on me in 3 days :( I live in an apartment and theirs smokers in every part of the building, which is why I think Layla and I get so sick all the time. I am praying to move out by next year. I need a nice house, I don't even care how small it is, as long as it has a back yard and I can plant. I want to plant herbs since I hear it's the easiest, then move on to vegetables, o the dreams I have LOL Thanks for your letter you gave me hope in planting
Response: It doesn't take as much as I thought to grow a garden... The new seeding things is because I didn't want to pay $3.50 for one tomato plant lol I know I know I'm so cheep! But why pay when I can grow my own... RIGHT? lol Thanks so much for the rating and the HEART.
Comment: I totally love your goal for the letters!! I know you can do it and I am so rooting for you and the other 25 people to be able to make the goal and keep cursive in your school district. That is very admirable! I don't know why the schools feel this isn't a needed subject!!
Response: Thank you so much for rooting for us! I really hope we all make it! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Thanks for the letter and all the wonderful goodies, Jaimie!! I am going to hold on to it and when I get partnered with you again I will respond. It's just a matter of time :)
Response: Your so very welcome! I didn't realize when I started these letter swaps that it would work out where we would get each other again and again and I don't know about everyone else but I love it! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Thanks for the great letter and all the extras! I hope everything goes well with your new job, I'm sure you can do it!
Response: Your very welcome! I'm just learning what extra's I can add with letters so I hope you enjoy and can use them! Thank you so much for the kind words! THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the rating and the HEART as well!
Response: It is so hard for me to write back to back letters I'm always afraid I'm going to repeat myself and try very hard not to. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and all the goodies. Your handwriting is perfection!! I will write back soon. (We were matched in another letter writing swap, so you have a letter coming to you from me now!)
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you so much for the kind words about the handwriting. I can't wait to receive your letter! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Sorry for never rating! Was sitting here writing you a letter and I thought - I don't think I ever rated Jaimie for the swaps!
Response: No worries!!! I just picked up some new binders to save all my letters from the letter swaps and of course my penpals get a whole binder to their self lol *wink wink* THank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Hi! Thanks for your swap. I especially liked the black stationary. I never used a black paper before but I can imagine how beautiful it will turn out! Thanks again!
Response: You are very welcome for the swap! I haven't ever used it but I loved the idea of using the white gel pen so I had to grab it when I seen it. Thank you so much for the rating and of course the HEART as well!
Comment: Hi Jamie! I enjoyed reading your letter. It sounds like you had a busy, but fun weekend! I hate all the clean up too ;( unfortunately, my team didn't win....so disappointed. Thank you for the extras! i love adding things like that to my journals. Have a good weekend.
Response: Your very welcome! I'm sorry your team didn't win (if I was a football fan that would have been the team I went for too.) I love writing letters and I am glad you enjoyed it! I worry about that sometimes lol Thank you so much for the rating and the of course for the HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much for your happy mail! I loved reading your note- that is awesome about all the baby blankets you made- I bet the best part is getting to hand them our <3 and all the sweet surprises you included will be useful for my crafting, thanks again!
Response: Your very welcome! I'm so glad you liked reading then note and yes, the best part is getting to hand them out! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun samples. There's such a great variety here! And thanks also for the cute tag and label extras. Awesome swap!
Response: You are very welcome Ma'am! I'm so glad they made it there! The post office had this delivery date all wrong lol Thank you so much for understanding my paranoid state. lol Also thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pictures. It looks very peaceful where you live! Your cat is funny to just be laying around like that! Plus it looks like you got a wonderful Christmas gift! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Wow, that was some fast rating! lol Your very welcome as I had a lot fun with this swap! Oreo keeps you on your toes that's for sure! My Christmas present has been a dream since I was about 5. When my husband said you will have to go outside to see your gift from me I busted out laughing and said "OH thanks for the cow but a car would be great" lol jokes on me lol Thank you so much for the rating and of course the HEART!
Comment: You totally made my day! I wish I could give a higher rating. Thank you so much for the special surprise! I'm still smiling! what an awesome swap!! :)
Happy swapping! :)
Response: I'm so glad that it made your day and your very welcome.... That's what penpals are for.. **wink wink** I'm really glad to see my trip back to the store was well worth it lol.... Thank you so much for the rating and of course the HEART!
Comment: Thank you for the stickers. I'm normally not a fan of foam stickers but these are cute!! Thanks for all the extra goodies and for hosting too!
Response: Your so very welcome! I don't normally like a holiday theme sticker or foam but they were just to cute to pass up. I'm very glad and thankful you thought so too. Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Jaimie, You did such a great job! I don't know what you're worried about, you're a natural papercrafter! Thank you so much. Also, it was very thoughtful of you to add the 'extras'!
Response: OMGoodness, I was so worried! (I no as if you couldn't tell) This was the first time I ever done anything like this! I'm glad you liked it... Thank you so much for the kind words the rating and the HEART! Your to sweet!
Comment: Ok, did you get this washi this year? I haven't been to the dollar store in a couple weeks, but if they have Christmas washi, I REALLY need to go! (Also, I have FOUR letters sitting on my desk waiting for replies, I understand! lol)
Response: The Christmas washi I got at Dollar General about a week before this swap! I was so excited to see it there! I had to get one of each one lol there was only 2 of each to begin with... Thanks for understanding on the letter and of course thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: We love hush puppies! Thanks for the recipe!
Response: I'm so glad that you like them! I no you have a certain way of eating (sometimes I forget the way but... lol) and hoped it would be something that you could use! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Wow - I had hush puppies once, when i was about 20.... Looks good - Gonna make!! Thank you! And - Super thanks for hosting these fun swaps. Happy day to you.
Response: Once, really! I couldn't even think of frying fish without making them! I hope you enjoy them! Your so welcome and I'm so glad your enjoying them I really like doing them too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Hi, Jaimie! I received your PenPal Kit today. Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies you sent! I would love to be your penpal! I will try and send you a letter soon. Please be patient with me, though, because I've gotten abit behind with my mail.
Response: Oh YESSSSSSSSSSS, I'm so glad that you received it! I'm so glad you liked it! I'm behind on sending out swaps as well so I so no how life can get in the way! No worries..... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RATING AND HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with me. I am eager to work my way through all of the lovely recipes I've received of late. My sincerest apologies about how long it's taken me to get my ratings caught up. I look forward to seeing you around the swaps. Have a great day!
Response: Your very welcome and I hope you enjoy them! Everyone runs late at some time... sooooo NO WORRIES.... Thank you so much for the rating and for the HEART!!!!! your just to kind! Thanks again!
Comment: Hi Jaimie, Thank you so much for sharing your mailbox with me :) It's nice to read how it works for you, it's so different than mailboxes in my country (The Netherlands). All best wishes, Marit
Response: Awww, Your so welcome! It is amazing how the different postal services are in different countries. Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Always love seeing the ones of postage stamps
Response: Oh thank goodness you got it! I was getting so worried and the mail just takes so long sometimes!!!!! I'm so getting you back for the package you sent me (that's a good thing not a bad one) lol Thank you so very much for the rating and the HEART!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty floral card, mint memo sheets, teapot postage (one of my favorite low-denomination designs :), and ATC sleeves (I can also use them for my Lights of Broadway cards, heheh), Jaimie! Hope you are having a good weekend!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Aha, this recipe looks like fun. In a few weeks my niece is coming to visit with her 2 year old daughter. I suspect your recipe will be a big hit!
Response: Yay!!! I'm so glad you are going to try it!!!! I love it and all the children in my family do too oh what am I talking about the adults do too! lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Such a thoughtful swaper & host! Thank you so much for everything ðŸ’•
Response: YAY it made it!!!! I was soooooooooo worried! Your such a sweet and giving person! It was a blast (even with the postal mistakes) lol They still have no clue why it didn't arrive with the first one lol THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RATING AND HEART!
Response: Yes, that is my Bull! I bottle fed him and to this day if I take a baby bottle put water in it and shake it up he will come running! lol That was about a year ago he was just a baby then! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!!!!!
Comment: Hello from Dallas, What's this, a seed starting kit, never seen such a thing in my life. Many many thanks, love it :) Also, really love your letter. Why don't us two gals be pen pals, that's why I joined this swap, just to meet you. Happy Happy Day ! Doskie
Response: I count it a blessing that I have met you as well! I'm very happy you liked it ( I thought you would)!!! YAY, I have a pen pal!!! lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!!!!
Comment: I got some and my mom got some. She's a big Star Wars fan.
Response: Glad you liked!!!! I was kinda worried about it! I have a son I write so when I seen it I had to get it. I'm sure he's sick of flowers by now lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Hi Jaime! I love the sweet Doxie notecard! One of my Grandpups is a long-haired Doxie and as cute as a button! Welcome to SB and paper crafting! I hope you have a wonderful time!! Thank you for the awesome washi - love the drink one!! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm so glad you liked! Thanks for the Welcome and I am having a wonderful time! Thnak you Very much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: I loved your Get Away for One ATC! I told mom I got a get away for one with a ticket to somewhere with palm trees and the beach!...oh well it was fun while it lasted! You have great handwriting too!
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked the ATC! Thanks for the complement of the handwriting! Thank you so much for the rating and HEART!
Comment: Loved my Washi and stickers! So cool that you have horses to ride! My daughter would love that. We had a Morgan Klidesdale Stallion when I was a child talk about a wild ride!
Response: I am so glad that you like everything! Yes, it is very neat to have horses and cattle to ride and watch. Oh boy, I bet that was one wild ride! lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: I really love this because it has scripture,Thank You and God Bless! -- oh yes, and Thank You for the GOODIES!
Response: I was VERY happy to see that I could send you scripture without upsetting you! I am a Christian and love adding that in art (although I rarely get to do it for others) I'm very glad that you liked all the goodies I did hope that you would!
Comment: Fun pages, Jaimie. Different from many. Thanks so much for those and the other lovely goodies. Can't buy much crafty stuff here in Ukraine so quite appreciated. And thanks for being in my swap. Another is up for June and I see you are in it...Yay! Hope I get to send to you this time.
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!