Wednesday, June 17

Mail comes in and the mail goes out.....

The mail comes in.............. On Saturday after the Country Mouse had returned to the Cities, I went out to my mailbox expecting to find just the usual Saturday newspaper ads.........but there was a package from Denny who is in my Wooly Buddies Yahoo group! I could see through the purple tissue paper and could see that everything was going to have a "Wooly" theme. Sure enough......Denny had sewn the Wooly Buddies logo to a little zippered bag and then found these cute "Woolies" to tuck in the bag. I'll never be able to use them because they are too cute! Thanks, Denny, "sew" much!!!


The mail goes out..............For several weeks, I have been thinking about a letter I needed to write for our 80th Linn Family Reunion. I do the mailings for the annual event and this being a major milestone year, I wanted to make it special. I just wasn't gettin' that creative vibe..........and then last week, it clicked for me and I knew what I would do. This past Sunday, I typed my letter and asked all the family members that since I make the arrangements and send the cards for the reunion, I asked them to send me a card in return. And I wanted a recipe in the card and any memories they can share and photos. I am determined to write a little book of family memories but have had a hard time getting folks to write those memories down. We do food really well at our annual potluck picnic so I am hoping that by sharing a recipe they will also share a memory or photographs, too. When I finished the letter, I was ready to hit "print" but then I decided to "sleep on it" in case I wanted to make changes. Wise move, as I realized I forgot to mention a couple of things. Made my changes and as you can see in the photo below, the letters are printed!

I stuffed the envelopes and put on the labels and the stamps. I loved those Bob Hope stamps!!! And then I took them off to the post office and they are winging their way to towns in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and to the east and west. Every year someone comes to the reunion that hasn't come in years and I just love watching them reconnect with family. Now I will wait for the mail to come in...............

Packages also went out to three of the giveaway winners and then more will go out in a couple of days. Now if you left a comment during the time of my blog anniversary celebration, you can go here and leave your name for one last prize offered up with help from Brown Bear! Just don't tell Mary Grace I sent you. Hee hee! (Mary Grace has followed my blog for quite some time and she was one of my first giveaway winners. She is trying really hard to win again!)

We got lovely rain here all afternoon and evening. It has been dry, dry and so now things should green up quite well! That's all for now.........

Sandi

Part 2 of the Quibble™ Quilt has been added and you will find it here .

5 comments:

GeeGee said...

Your gifted wooly items are so cute and what a neat idea for your family reunion. We are having ours in July so I would like to do something unique also. Have a great day!

Owl Lady said...

I like your idea for the reunion letter. And thanks for the reminder. My DH and I do the planning and inviting for the reunion of his mother's family each year on Grandparent's Day (1st Sunday after Labor Day). He(we) needs to get his(our) letter ready to mail. After saying for several years that "somebody" should organize a reunion for that part of the family, it occurred to us that we are "somebody".

Congratulation on your wooly gift package, sure to inspire.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How cool that you used Bob Hope stamps. The first thought that came into my head was his theme song "Thanks for the Memories." Hope your reunion project is a wonderful success.

Allie said...

Your gifts are so cute! And I love your ideas for the reunion. I wish my family hadn't stopped having them!

marie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today ~ and may I say that the quilt in your header is BEAUTIFUL!

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