Mail Call

I can’t believe that I’ve had three Mail Call posts in the last couple weeks.  I don’t think I’ve even gotten so many packages.  One of the recent gifters wrote me a note and said they too had read the Decluttering at the Speed of Life book and that they too were decluttering their sewing room.

So far, even with all the temptation people have been sending, I’ve kept it clean.  I’m due for a good vacuuming but I’ve kept up with sorting and putting things away.  YAHOO for me!!  Anytime anything comes in and the giver says I can keep something if I want, I’m using the one in one out principle.  If I keep something, something else goes.  I love the concept.

Onto the goodies….

Carol (a long time blog reader and charity quilter) sent me goodies!!  How sweet.  After she sent them she sent an email saying…”Maybe you don’t want the things after you cleaned your sewing room”…  No way.  I love it all.


She knows me well…REDS!!  What’s not to love?  

Shirts..I think the top one might be able to go in the quilt I’m planning.


…a Floribunda start.  That quilt is on my list of to-dos.  

Lots of other fun.  Did you see the polka dots on the bottom of the pile….
Jo + polka dots = LOVE!!

Thanks so much Carol….You know me so well!!

I got a lovely box of goodies for me and the kiddos from Lynn.  I loved the wonderful note that Lynn sent along.  I love learning more about my blog readers.


The top of the box help these fabrics.  AH…PERFECT for me.  Connie and Kelli and likely rolling their eyes as they see this. I need no more encouragement to use read in a quilt….Bahahaha.  I LOVE red and use it EVERY chance I get.

My purple Civil Wars are sorely lacking.  The fabric choices were spot on Lynn.  I like the ALL.

Lynn was thinking of my kiddos too.  When I opened the box it happened to be a day that school was delayed because of ice.  They loved the new goodies.

This little career game was so cute and immediately played with.
There were other goodies too.
One of my school aged girls loves to organize.  She was working at organizing our art supply drawer.  Her reward for a great job was opening a pack of new pencils to add to the drawer.  She was happy.

The note pads for taking orders were snapped up.  They got out the Melissa and Doug felt sandwich shop things I have and were playing in no time.
Sometimes “old toys” need a new updo and the menu pads were exactly the updo they needed.

Thanks so much for the kind words and note you sent Lynn.

I’m so blessed to have so many kind people in my life.  Thanks Carol and Lynn your gifts were so appreciated.

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5 thoughts on “Mail Call

  1. Aletha

    Hi Jo!!
    On your last post, “That UFO CABINET”, towards the bottom of the post, there is a pattern called “SHOW OFF”. Lots of plAids. I love it!! Do you know where i could find the pattern??
    Thanks!
    Aletha
    P.S. I LOVE your blog!!

  2. mpv61

    I’ve now read both the Dana K. White books (because of you mentioning them), and they’re helping me out a lot. However, I think the one-in-one-out thing doesn’t necessarily apply if what you’re bringing in fits in whatever “container” you have for them. I only mention it because if you will definitely use some of that fabric in the future (or right away), AND you have room in your sewing room/scrap bins/whatever to fit them, you don’t want to get rid of something else you’ve already decided you can use.

    But you know what your clutter threshold is, and whatever you keep and get rid of is the right thing for you! :)

  3. Carol Lorraine Stearns

    Enjoy! I shopped at Goodwill yesterday and came home with a 4 yd piece of floral chintz for $1.99. Going to the church for LWR.

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