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At the Mail Box and At My Door..and some help!

I’ve been negligent in writing my mail box post…Here’s the first post.  I have another planned for later this week.

Blog reader Ann L sent these blocks to me.  She’s stalled out on them and is sure she won’t finish them.  She is wondering if there is anyone out there who might be willing to finish them into a quilt top and donate it one to charity.  Do we have any takers?  I’ll mail the blocks to you.  All we ask is that you finish the quilt, take a picture and send the picture to us then donate the quilt.  If you’d need a long armer to finish the quilt, I can provide that service.  Contact me at rogjok@iowatelecom.net if you’re interested in helping with this charity project.  There is no time line or deadline on this.

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I got a note from Joanne L.  She wrote sharing her experience with childhood ear infections and shared some news on what worked for her.  I passed that news on to Kalissa and she is going to see how it goes with Carver.  Now that they put tubes in his ears in early November it’s not been as bad.  If this doesn’t work, she is going to consider Joanne’s advice.

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I got a envelope of goodies for the kiddos.  They loved the stickers that look like real stamps with the scalloped edge.  They grabbed them and I gave them some envelopes.  Oh my they were immediately busy and working on “writing” letters.  It’s so cute to watch them.


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I also got an envelope from someone in Wallingford, CT.  I didn’t see a note.  It was filled with note pads and stickers.  The kids were squealing about the Disney stickers!!

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For about two month I had to ban stickers here.  I had a little one that got away from the table with them and put them on my mirror.  UGH.  I took them away and tried again a week later….same thing.  We tried again a week or two ago and finally she could handle it again.  She is three so she should be able to figure it out.  I think the three weeks or so that they were without stickers was a good move on my part.

Then I had a friend stop by one day.  We did more things together when Kelli lived at home.  Her daughter and Kelli were the same age and were in many of the same activities.  They raise their kids a lot like we did… (kids not getting things handed to them).  She knows I quilt and thrift….she had a box of fabric scraps that she was going to take to the thrift store and jokingly said, “I thought I’d give it to you to you to save you from having to buy it at the thrift store”.  How sweet!  She knows me.  Here’s the goodies she brought…. Continue reading

In My Mail…

I am behind on my “in the mail” posts….  It certainly doesn’t mean that I’m not thankful for the goodies.  It means I’ve been busy.  Kalissa worked a lot of hours last week so I had Carver later in the evening and when he’s here, I don’t sew…at least not productive sewing…and it’s hard to write blog posts too as he wants to touch the keyboard.  I’m not complaining.  I love having him….I’m just explaining.  Anyway…there is no good excuse why I’m behind…

This goody box came from Cheryl in Dallas.  Cheryl is so nice to me.  I live a little bit vicariously through her.  She goes to fun quilt shows..I stay home but I still end up with goodies from the show.  How fun is that???  Cheryl is blog reader so she knows just what to get me too.  She read that I’m collecting grays and grays is what she got…along with some John Deere fabric.  I’m eagerly awaiting Bonnie Hunter’s new book so I can cut into these grays.

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Bette sent a big envelope full of fabrics that were passed on to her and she told me to keep something if I would use it or to pass the fabric along to someone who could use it.  The fabric that is in the upper right is so cute and there is a community helper panel that can be made into a book..How FUN!

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The last box is from Kim in Tennessee.  She was thinking of the childcare kiddos for sure.  The box is filled with games and stickers for the kiddos.  They are so spoiled.  They love the stickers that look like stamps the best.  They are always wanting envelopes to make letters.

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There was fabric in the box too.  How cute is that frog fabric?? Continue reading

In My Mail

The mail service has been busy dropping off goodies at my house.

I had gotten an email from the postal service saying a package was going to be delivered from Ila.  That always has me interested!  Then a short time after that came an email from Ila….and then came the box of cross stitch magazines!

Ila said that she had a friend cleaning out stuff and didn’t want these anymore.  Ila thought of me.  The box was full to the brim.

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Some of the things in the magazines are dated…like this sweatshirt.

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Other things are classic like the project below done in red.  WOW!

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These came at the exact right time.  Hubby had been in the middle of chopping earlage.  For those of you don’t know, earlage is like silage only they use less of the corn stalk…and for those of you who don’t know what silage or earlage is, it’s when farmers harvests corn to feed cattle.  The stalk with the ear of corn intact is run through a chopper and cut into small pieces.  Farmers put it in silos, bags or bunkers and feed it over the course of the year.

Anyway….When Hubby starts harvest I’m always a little excited.  I don’t have to fix supper…I get more time to myself.  Then about the third day into it, I remember why I hate harvest.  I miss him.  The extra work I do to take care of him is well worth having him here.  All of you who live alone, how do you do it?!  It’s entirely too quiet for me.  Well the magazines came on the third day so I ate my supper while paging through magazines.  It made the time much less miserable….in fact, it was even tolerable.  I was able to laugh at some of the old styles and dream about stitching some of the classics.  THANKS Ila…as always you knew just what I needed.

Another box came in the mail…this one was from Sue M in Burl, Iowa.  Check out all the goodies…. Continue reading

Carolyn Strikes Again!!

I have a blog reader Carolyn in Texas.  She’s sent me so many goodies.  Some I can keep and some I end up passing on to do good in other places.  I love getting her boxes.  Monday I got FOUR boxes from her.  I unpacked it all and set it all out.  I tried to snap a picture of it all but had trouble as Ruby wanted attention.  I ended up just snapping the picture with her peeking out from under the table.

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Here’s the goodies…and there are lots.  There were several Kansas Troubles projects including this kit.  It’s Christmas themed.

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Here’s another Kansas Troubles themed kit.  The layer cakes and all the fabric that’s needed to make the top are here.

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Also included was three coordinating charm packs and a jelly roll.  That’s awesome as between the left overs from the kits above and these coordinating fabrics below I bet three or maybe even four quilts could be made.

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Here’s my favorite of the bunch…it’s a horse themed quilt.  This one is complete with backing included.  Check it out.  Isn’t that horse themed backing fabric cool? Continue reading