Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fun Mail

A few days ago I got this book in the mail: 
I had no idea why it came in the mail.  I didn't remember ordering it.  I didn't think I'd won any blog give aways.  I didn't think it came from either of my kids.  I had NO idea why this book arrived in my mailbox. I definitely liked the book after perusing it.  I even want to make a table runner shown in the book.  The quilts look intriguing too.  (The only issue for me is I don't buy precuts except fat quarters and a few charm packs on sale. I think I've bought 1 jelly roll and no layer cakes in the last 20 years.)  

Fast forward a day or two and I got an email from my friend MaryBeth who had been down for the in-home retreat.  She had seen me looking at it at a local quilt store and bought it as a thank you for hosting the retreat.  She was pretty surprised it had already arrived but thank goodness that mystery was solved. I was happy to add it to my collection. 

My next exciting package arrived a few days after I ordered the items.  I bought  25 zippers for the ongoing pouch project I'm working on. These aren't all 25 as I've already put some with the fabric they will be used with.  I've ordered zippers on line before but the last time I ordered they had color groupings.  This time I had to come up with my own colors.  It was easy to match my pulled fabric but when I had to add more to meet the number I had ordered, not so easy.  
These came from Zipit Zipper Supply. These came to 59¢ a zipper including shipping. Way better price than buying at JoAnns with or without a coupon.  Yes, I ended up with more than I actually need but I don't mind having extras on hand.  In fact, I'll probably make a few extras for me to use or give as gifts. Some of the zipper supply companies on Etsy ship from India which means it takes longer, Zipit ships from the Midwest.  I was tickled to get these within 3 or 4 days of ordering.  Unfortunately, I ordered on a weekend so that probably added to the time it took.  

That's all the fun mail I've received recently.  I do have a new pattern and some yardage coming from Craft Town fabrics.  I couldn't resist an opportunity to buy one of their flash sales.  But, it took almost a week to ship my items.  I wonder if it was because one of the items was sold out.  I guess I'll never know and I wasn't in a hurry.  

I'm going to link up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? and Show Off Saturday.  Do you know of other linky parties on Saturday?  I tend to always post on Mondays and hopefully, another day during the week although I'm not consistent with that.  I prefer less "commercial" linky parties as I hate popup ads. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Time for me to head to the studio to work on my zippered pouches and my OMG which is nearly done!  Yea! 

Happy quilting all!  Bonnie 


6 comments:

  1. The book looks interesting. I don't purchase precuts but I like to make my own precut packets with scraps.

    I rarely use zippers anymore, but I did purchase some from a thrift shop just to have on hand. Did you Mom salvage zippers and buttons from worn out clothing? Mine did.

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  2. I'm sure you were relieved when your friend told you she'd sent the book. (It would drive me crazy that I didn't remember ordering it.) Have fun with the zippers!

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  3. so nice to get a present!! and the surprise kind are the best kind

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  4. What a fun surprise! Looking forward to seeing all your little zippered bags. The zipper colors are so fun.

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  5. Good to hear you book mystery was solved! Love your rainbow of zippers!

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  6. I'd love to hear what you think of this book after you've done a pattern or two. Give us a review.
    Zippers. I bought from this co. great prices. My Grandma and Mom saved zippers and buttons. I have jars and jars of them.

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