As I promised in my last post, I must show you the items I received from my last two swaps. First is the package I got from "mollyjolly" AKA - Maria in FLIPS (which stands for FAb Little Pincushion Swap:
Maria nailed me to a tee with such a gorgeous colorful mug rug (although it's almost doll quilt size) and the cutest little pincushion you ever saw! I love both! Thank you so much, Maria!
Then, (as if she and Maria were trading information), I got my "pick" quilt from "The Little Swap -Sew, Vote, Swap group. This was made by, "Fun and Comfort Quilts" AKA as Karen. It's another colorful beauty:
I just love rainbow anything I guess and always seem to gravitate to them!
Now I MUST show you the little surprise from the Post Office I received recently on an envelope that was returned to me for more postage. This is the little "love note" that was on the back:
Well, duh.....what the heck does that mean??? Thankfully, my good buddy, Annie, enlightened me in record time. Lately, I have almost exclusively been using 6x9" envelopes for my fun mail art. As I prefer, I draw them in the portrait style rather than landscape. Well......HELLO......IF you address them in the portrait style, it costs you another 20 cents because the machine can't read them that way! How do you like that? SO............if any of you requested an envelope and haven't gotten it, guess what? In the beginning, all I was using was mostly ONE forever stamp of one kind or another. Needless to say, I have had to change my artistry to now include two, unless I become creative enough to incorporate a 66 cent stamp of one kind of or another. Duh! I suppose I could draw and address the envelope the other way, but so far, I haven't. Who knows why???? (Us creative people are so goofy....is there ever a good reason for anything???) So, if you are viewing the following envelopes that have been sent and you want to do this too, don't think YOU can get away with one stamp either (although many of these photos were taken with one only)!!! Oh no!! Just FYI!!! So, here are the envelopes that have been sent since last time:
Whew!!!! The ones I sent to my dear great niece, Audrey, I will show you next time! Incidentally, I'll have you know that with your requests, plus my normal mailings, I have sent out 35 fun envelopes within the past two weeks. I could hardly keep up!! Thankfully, I had some in reserve that I could use. I hope I made you smile!! Have a good day, my friends and keep drawing!!!
OH.........one more thing! Lady #56 is flying her way home to Norway as I type! Keep your fingers crossed that she gets there safely and you get to see her real soon. She is a beauty!