This makes me smile!
Yesterday afternoon I took a little trip to the post office with a load of out-going orders and from the depths of the post office I hear Sherry saying “Did you give it to her yet?!” to Aspen who was working the front counter. “No, but I will!” says Aspen and I am laughing to myself. “What did I leave here?” “Did I miss something last time?” “Do I owe you money?”
And it feels so good that not only do I know these gals by sight and we are on a first name very friendly basis, but they also know ME by my definitely “Not from around here” Minnesota accent that still clings on, even though I left Minnesota at the age of 7 and grew up in California.
Wherever you learn to speak your vowels, they just stick with you, don’t they? “Oh Jah, Youbetcha!”
It seems this little letter was sent to me with no street address, and not to my own zip code of 27107.
You see, even though I reside in Wallburg, my address is really a Winston-Salem address and the post office that delivers is from miles away as my little one window post office doesn’t do home delivery, they are postal box only.
I counted yet one more reason why I love small town living. The PO gals KNEW I’d be back in eventually. They even knew I was up at the cabin for a long weekend. And they just held this little card for me until the next time they heard me walk in the door with a “Hi girls! How’s your day?”
Small town, Big Heart!
And a bigger thanks for the lovely note that was found inside the envelope. I read every word as I sat in my car with the engine running, seat warmers on. This made my day!
I love the beautiful handwriting. Such a lost art. Makes me sad they are not teaching cursive writing in school anymore. It really IS an art.
Today I have a special HOME GROWN treat for you.
Some of you may remember that Jeff and I tried to do a home video tutorial for the Essential Triangle Tool but were not happy with the quality, and opted to film demos in Houston instead.
I went back and watched this video, and while there are places I wish I could clip out, there is loads of valuable info I want to share with you. So you are getting it, un-edited, un-enhanced, as is.
While some folks can do everything, there are things I haven’t had a chance to learn yet, so you are getting this good try but very shaky experience! But I think it has valuable information.
So! See how cool this is?
Nothing fancy down here in the basement. Not a studio set up. No great lighting, no fancy camera, just my son who I love dearly for his willingness to try doing a video tutorial and a few close ups of the outside of my arm near the elbow. LOL! STRICTLY AMATEUR! I do better at sewing.
This video will be linked under the videos tab at the top of the blog for future reference should you need to come back to it.
If you want the pro-view, you can still get my Wanderlust Course with Craft U! Use the code Wander15 for 15% off of the purchase price. More info by clicking the Wanderlust Course link in the upper left hand side bar of the blog (from a real computer where side bars are visible, not a mobile device.)
In OTHER news:
I heard back from Quiltmaker and the String Pumpkins will be on its way to Golden Colorado as soon as I get the binding, sleeve and label on! That is on the docket for this weekend. Be looking for that pattern in the September/October 2017 issue. HOORAY! That’s the fastest way to get this pattern to you and I’m so excited that they have accepted it.
Our drawing for the Quiltmaker bundle is TONIGHT!! Did you enter ON THAT POST?
Our Mystery Monday Link-Up has new additions coming in at a good clip! View those HERE. Those entries close tonight at midnight, Eastern time, so keep them coming! If you miss it, no worries, just join in next Monday.
I’ve been HAND QUILTING!
This 2007 UFO needs to be finished.
Just loving the hand quilting texture!
I have my Craftoptics Telescopes to thank for much of this. I wrote about them HERE. Seriously. I am able to do things with the help of these that I haven’t been able to do in years. No affiliation, just a very happy satisfied customer. Craftoptics also has a sale going on through December. Check them out. It could be the best gift you give to yourself.
I’m headed back up to the cabin this afternoon. I want to spend as much time up there as I can during my time off which is quickly flying by, you know how it goes.
And you know what TOMORROW is? Part 3 of En Provence!
Are you ready?
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
My mama used to quote "To know and not to do is not to know." And "When you know better, do better!"
Isn't this quilt fun? I'm not sure if it's fish or birds in a circle, but it's got me captivated!
Shared by Kevin H –and I’m so grateful he keeps sending more photos to keep me in quote backgrounds!
Have a great Thursday, everyone!