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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in Louisiana View Post
    Verna -- you are not alone; I'm here beside you (again). Anyone else with us?

    Fayzer - cataract procedure is a piece of cake. The gurney barely stops in the OR and then you're done. Absolutely no discomfort at all. You get used to the drops after the first few days. Make sure you bring dark glasses for going home because you will feel just like a vampire in the sunlite -- so brite!!! You will be a bit sun sensitive afterwards so splurge for a "good" pair of shades. And don't be discouraged the first few days after -- it takes several months to really heal. But when you do you will wonder how you ever managed before.
    You ladies make me feel so much better about this procedure. I am now looking forward to the change. Do you think I will be able to sew during those weeks afterwards?

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    Fayzer -- You can sew the next day!
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    Verna -- You're alone now, I'M OFF THE BENCH!!!!!

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    Please check out the wonderful pkg I received from Quercus Rubra. The post office tried their best to keep it from getting here, but it made it -- contents intact and none the worse from wear (oh, maybe a couple smashed Milky Ways; but that's ok). Anyway, she read my list and sent me exactly what I needed. I wanted homemade -- she made a great star table-topper, fat pin cushion, and a tissue holder for my purse. I wanted thread -- she found the exact same kind and color I use and am running out of. Patterns -- already have the brain cells grouping into several project ideas. Fat quarters -- perfect for the quilt I'm collecting materials for. Chocolate and iced tea mix -- already working on them (and the squashed Milky Ways taste no different from the whole ones, though I better try a few more to be sure...) Table topper looks great in my bedroom under an antique lamp.

    Thanks again for a very personalized package of useful surprises. And thank you for the time and talent you put into the table mat, pin cushion, and holder. I feel very special.
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    That is on wild and crazy busted up package. I am amazed all that wonderful stuff made it there. I just ordered those white heavy poly bubble bags on Amazon. Plastic ships cheaper even pirority mail and it is stronger that those cardboard mailers.
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    You can get the flat rate bubble envelopes free from the post office, but you have to order them online and they deliver to your house. They are now made with a plastic outside and are 9 1/2 x 12 1/2. I still wrap the flap and edges with wide clear tape. Also one strip around the outside in the middle - supposedly protecting the address but really holding it all in. The new plastic envelopes cost just a little more to ship than the flmsy cardboard ones, but I think worth it.

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    I so agree with you. I ordered the flat rate padded envelopes and love them for my ebay stuff. For my secret pal, I have to use a medium flat rate box to hold all their stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in Louisiana View Post
    You can get the flat rate bubble envelopes free from the post office, but you have to order them online and they deliver to your house. They are now made with a plastic outside and are 9 1/2 x 12 1/2. I still wrap the flap and edges with wide clear tape. Also one strip around the outside in the middle - supposedly protecting the address but really holding it all in. The new plastic envelopes cost just a little more to ship than the flmsy cardboard ones, but I think worth it.
    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ― Albert Einstein

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    Nancy.... I sentthis puppy out on the 17th and after Monday when I didn't see that you hadn't gotten it yet, I was making calls to my little village P.O.and been on it's untrackable path ever since. It appears that it made it to LA. on the 19th. but decided it missed the cold wather or something 'cuz from there it went to Illinois!!!

    I'm sooooo glad it got there albeit almost a week late. I was starting to panic and had already contacted Lori. I'm glad that I take pictures of each package before sealing it. I'm happy to report that everything made it. YEAH!!!!! 'Cuz that sure is one mangled envelop.

    LOL. I'm glad you liked your goodies.
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    oh I am so lonely someone please come and keep me company. Boo Hoo!
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    well apparently my person received their package and it looked worse than Nancy's packaging...only two items arrived to her in a plastic bag from the post office....I'm NOT happy!! SO SORRY AGAIN nancyw
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    Verna, I'm waiting with you. Wow some of the packages are not coming through very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Peg View Post
    Verna, I'm waiting with you. Wow some of the packages are not coming through very good.
    Oh I am doing the happy dance I am not lonely anymore Grandma Peg is with me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21 View Post
    well apparently my person received their package and it looked worse than Nancy's packaging...only two items arrived to her in a plastic bag from the post office....I'm NOT happy!! SO SORRY AGAIN nancyw
    Did you send it priority? If so I would make a claim.

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    My package has been received and I received so am moving on to next months thread. Will check back to see final packages.

    It was nice chatting with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer View Post
    I love seeing pictures of everyone's swap gifts. I wish all swappers posted photos.
    Ditto! I had three months in a row with no pix!
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    Sometimes if I can remember I try to put everything into a Walmart plastic bag, tape that up and put an address onto that bag before I put it into a Priority envelope. After working at the Post Office for almost 20 years I have seen what the machines can do to mail. The best thing anyone can do when mailing is address everything that is possible, just in case what ever kind of package you are mailing bust open it will still get to the receiver of the package. I remember my mom got a letter from the PO after it went missing for several years. They found it in one of the machines all tore up but they could still read the address. You could go to the PO and talk to them but unless you purchased insurance on the package filing a claim will do you no good.
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    [QUOTE=verna2197;6027016]Sometimes if I can remember I try to put everything into a Walmart plastic bag, tape that up and put an address onto that bag before I put it into a Priority envelope.

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    That's a good idea. Also would protect contents from water damage when the pkg is left out in the rain on top of the mailbx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeskylr View Post
    Love that Lanyard, where can we get one, Gail?
    I think I got the lanyard from an online site, maybe Keepsake Quilting or Gadget Girls.

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    Ok so here is the pic of my wonderful package from tedytrser. She put in some great fabrics for baby quilts/I spyquilts and a wonderful fleece that has cupcakes and monkeys. -I know Krystyna will be a little jealous, some magazines and a crazy quilt book, a sticker sheet for a scrapbook page for "baby" and a pack of templates for garden theme, a family frame that I'll be putting the newest addition with her parents picture in, and a large hot chocolate pack and since the weather keeps trying to hold onto early spring temps it be gone very soon. Thank you tedytrser for such a great package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Ditto! I had three months in a row with no pix!
    Pics really do make it more fun, and so does chatting.

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    I love to see the pics, and try to remember to take one before I ship my squishy out. That way if the recipient doesn't (or can't) post a pic, I can do it myself.
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    Dear SP :

    So sorry that you are having to wait. I had a terrible case of the shingles that affected both of my hands and feet. During the middle of the week I had a mandatory meeting out of town. I forgot to take your package to the PO today. I think our little office is opened tomorrow. Again, I am sorry to have made you wait all month.

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    Tracey, hope those shingles start healing. That is no fun at all. Get well - and to all of you on the board hurting in some way, get well - hugs and prayers.
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    Had a better day today. My hands are healing, my feet are still giving me fits.

    I am officially postal. Just forgot to put my card in the package. I did write on the envelope April SP swap and my username is in the return address. Geez

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    Finally I have the energy to post a online Thank you to my Secret Pal....Bunniequilter.........

    She sent a perfect package.......Fabrics to challenge me as to how to use it.....and fabric blenders.........then on top of that she sent the nicest handmade pinchusion made with felt and flower basket applique on top.........it's a treasure.........she also sent a knitted dish cloth and button top hand towel..........love doing my dishes with cotton knitted cloths.........

    Bunniequilter also sent pins...clips...glue...Canadian souvenir spoon.....5 little storage cups (great for small beads).....notebook.......and then she sent Dylan my cat the cutest Ladybug.................

    Thanks Bunniequilter

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    Still waiting. Are you still sitting on the benches Grandma Peg? If so soon as I get completely awake will be there with you. Unless its pouring down rain like it is here then I will just sit here on my porch waiting on Mail Delivery Monday.
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