I don't get the mail from our box every day -- we have so-called Cluster Mailboxes in my neighborhood rather than a mailbox at each house. I check the box once a week or so, when I remember -- it is most convenient to check the mail as I come home (right side of the street:), but I have to be 'awake' enough to remember. (No, I don't know why the other two people who live with me don't think to check the mail ... who understands those folks from Mars?:) Today when I checked the mail, there were some fun packages in the pile, including the above. Here is what was in one of the bundles:
I got these pretty treasures from Eileeen at IvoryBlushRose. I plan to hang them in my kitchen (after I paint the grubby walls:) -- to go along with the other vintage potholders and such I have hanging there now. :) I also got a nice bundle of ephemera and papers from her shop.
The lovely wrappings of her goodies were a joy all by themselves! :)
The other package I got was equally as exciting -- I volunteered to be a guest artist (again) at Aussie Threads & Fibers and the current challenge packet arrived in the pile, too. It was filled with sparkly goodness:
Meanwhile, life goes on. I slept through a meeting this morning that I've been looking forward to for a month (sigh!) ... went and bought two new pairs of shoes (one sandals, one closed toe flats for wearing with skirts) ... and had lunch with my son. Oh, and picked up my shop's now-repaired vacuum cleaner from Ellicott City Sew & Vac in Normandy Shopping Center. Had to drive through a seat belt check road block on my way from the vacuum store to mine -- Robbyn (one of my two managers) says even the police department needs money. LOL
I have to get on with sewing the eleven blocks for the Quilters Quest exchange (between shops) -- now that I have decided what colors/fabrics to use in our selected pattern. :) I have to make two or three a day for the next week to get them done on time (there are eight set-in seams in each block; there's a limit to how much precision I can put forth in one day!).
Onward and Upward as the saying goes! LOL