My mailbox has been busy and it’s a very fun kind of busy. Through Kramer’s illness I gradually moved more bills to auto pay. I was so terrified that in the midst of us taking care of him that I’d forget to pay the bills so every bill that can be auto pay is now auto pay. So now most of the mail that comes my way is either junk mail or things from all of you. It’s really changed the amount of mail I get.
Anyway…onto the goodies I’ve found in my mailbox.
The first box came anonymously. It was an awesome box FULL of cross stitch. Kelli and I both were so excited.
There was lots of Halloween….
These came from Just Cross Stitch magazine.
I love the pumpkin…doesn’t he look quilted??
I already stitched the one in the middle bottom that says “Be ever thankful”.
..and then there were Prairie Schooler patterns.
These were our favorites.
Kelli was thrilled about this one as she’s been on the hunt to find it. Kelli and I both love season things like these. Oh fun.
Thanks so much. We love everything and are happy you shared with us.
I got two boxes in one day…
I opened the smaller box first. It was from Darlynn. It had a variety of goodies.
Oh how fun….things for the kiddos and for me. The garland is fun. I think we’ll but it up at the next birthday party here. There were envelopes for the kiddos too…and a coloring book…and index cards. They love making bookmarks with my stamps and index cards.
..and there were spray mist bottle for me. I have two I got from Connie so I am passing these on to Kelli. They are so cute!! The one on the left says “Iron Maiden” on it. Bahahaha.
A note on the envelope said this….
Does anyone know the exact recipe? How much water to how much sta flo? I’d love to try it.
Darlynn also sent a check to be used for postage for charity quilts. My fund had been running low but now since there have been a few donations, it’s on the upward swing again. THANKS. I appreciate the help, LOTS.
The big box was a really fun surprise. Do you know how long it’s been since I got a big box of scraps in the mail?? I don’t remember for sure but it’s been awhile and I’m THRILLED!! Thanks Sandy in Wheeling, WV!!!
It’s a LARGE kitchen garbage full….I can’t wait to dig in. This is the best-est ever. I’m thinking I’ll cut a quilt out of the scraps as I sort. I can’t wait.
This is something I used to putz at over naptime but I can’t anymore with the babies. Sorting was a great thing for me to do in the kitchen while the kiddos napped. Oh well. Gradually I’ll get to it.
Seriously, scrap bags like this make my heart go pitter patter.
While I was admiring the contents of the box, someone else was enjoying the box. This guy….
Yep, Carver!! He’s a smart little cookie and knows all of his letters. He was screaming for Brody to come and look so he could see his letter “B”. The kids are so fun.
We’ve been working on making sure there is room for everyone. Sometimes the kids will be sitting on the couch. Another kid will come up and want to sit by them but then the first kids will yell “No Room” and not let the second kid sit by them. I hate this and discourage this as much as possible. This time when Carver said, “no room”…I just agreed. There wasn’t room for another in the box!!!
The last box in this installment of “In my Mailbox” came from She had messaged me wondering if I had someone that was interested in finishing a quilt top for charity. I have a lady who has is the past so with her in mind, I said yes. Well the package came, I contacted the lady and she said she was to committed to other things right now and asked that I find someone else.
So is there someone who would like to finish this and pass it on to charity. Maybe a Quilt of Valor group? You could add some blue sashing and I think it would make a great quilt.
There are 14 – 21″ blocks. Hmmm. That might actually make two quilts depending on sashing and borders.
Anyone who says yes, please remember that I ask that you send a picture of the completed quilt and tell where you are donating it to.
If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOW…what a variety of goodies in the mail. It always amazes me as to what comes. With all the boxes I get you can see why when Christmas time rolls around that I get my mail lady a gift certificate!! She works extra hard on my behalf…and the best thing is, even though she works extra hard for me, she’s still super sweet to me. I appreciate that..and the gifts. THANKS everyone!!