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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Foiled Again

Have you ever made plans and they got foiled, really foiled? Well of course you have...

Yesterday was such gorgeous weather and I still needed to get my Christmas lights up but when I got home it was raining...I told myself I'll just do them in the morning...

While watching Bonnie's Quilt Cam last night I was able to press all my foursies (woot woot!) and get started on the seam pinwheeling. I told myself that I would start cutting the purple triangles needed for the goose units in the morning and then have something to blog about.

This morning I realized at 7:30 (I had been hitting the snooze since 6) that I had to have my car at the repair shop in a hour. I had no time to hang lights or even look at purple fabrics.

I did receive a squishy earlier this week! Lucky Denise had won a couple copies of the most recent 100 quilt block magazines and offered to send one to me! Isn't she great?! When the package finally arrived (oh, I was just being impatient) I opened the package to a lovely kitten/tea card, pattern copy of a mini quilt made with 3/8" hexies, a color wheel card from Quiltmaker and a gorgeous FQ of cat fabric (oh, how am I gonna cut into that? Maybe it will be a mini quilt backing) but no magazine. Denise feels awful that the magazine was no longer in there but I think I have deciphered what happened. The clasp is torn right off the envelope and the edges were all bent up. Someone put a huge chunk of packing tape over the end of the envelope to keep the rest in but without the usual post office label that something was received in an open or damaged condidtion. I just hope someone is making pretty blocks instead of the magazine sitting in some dead letter file somewhere...

UPDATE - The blogiverse is a wonderful place - I have already received an offer from another online friend to send me her extra copy of the 100 blocks magazine.

PS - it's currently not even half of yesterdays high of 70F (and dropping fast) while tiny snow flakes are drifting down from a gray sky the color of my foursies :)


9 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh how awful - I have a second copy coming (a re-draw from one of the hosts) and I will gladly send it to you.

Ruth said...

No! No s..w. It's a dirty word in my book, especially since the roof is not yet roofed.

You did get lovely goodies!

quiltmania said...

Sweet!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

get with your post office to find out where the mail is sorted, they might have it laying around in the back someplace and can get it back to you. We would rather get the stuff to who it belongs to than send it to dead letter.

Janet O. said...

At least there were some fun goodies in the package that made it all the way to your door!
I was so pleased with myself for getting the lights up before Thanksgiving on a 60 degree day. I am usually out the week after, in the dark, with numb fingers and toes and a runny nose. Sorry I can't be there to help you get your lights up. We could do it together in no time! : )

Jocelyn said...

Denise here (reading from Joc's laptop while Ellie naps and Joc runs errands). I'm *so* sad that the magazine didn't make it! Thank you, Sharon, for having my back!! :)

Me and My Stitches said...

Glad that at least some goodies made it there. I had one of my customers receive an empty envelope - she had ordered a magazine and some Lil' Punky kits. You just wonder where it goes! I always accuse my mail lady (and friend) of stealing it!

June said...

I really love that kitty fabric!!

quilt32 said...

I've had several instances of bad luck with the post office in the past. Glad your incident turned out well for you.
Lillian
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