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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

USPS Carrier Pickup

Have you ever used USPS Carrier Pickup? I absolutely love it! We live in a rural area and to go to the post office feels like it takes 1/2 day to get there. I use carrier pickup all of the time. You have until 2:00 am to request it the night before and if you live 100 yards or so (you'll have to confirm the exact distance with USPS) from your mailbox, your carrier is required to leave your parcels on your door step and pick up your parcels using the pick up option.

We lived here for years before I knew that our mailman should be delivering our packages. He used to leave them with my friend that lived on the corner by the mailboxes, or we would receive a slip of paper in the mail telling us we had a parcel to pick up at the post office.

One day I received a form to fill out so they could see how happy we were with the service. I expressed my feelings about the drive to the post office and how it was nice that our neighbor accepted the parcels for the neighborhood. It was at that time that I was told I lived within the distance that the mailman should have been delivering our packages all along.

Give it a try and if you are living in a rural area and have been receiving notifications to pick up your parcel, you may want to inquire with the postmaster or call to see if you are within the distance to receive that service.

Winter and Cardinals

We have so many poplar trees here on the mountain and the birds are blessed with their seeds through the winter. The cardinals love them. We watch them through the window take a single poplar seed and run it through their beaks to get to the seed in the end. The other day, we were looking outside and there were several cardinals perched in the top part of our Bradford Pear tree outside the front window. It's nice to see that out of all the spaces on the mountain, they chose our tree right outside our window to rest so we could admire them and watch them. We are blessed!

Valentine Heart Bowl Fillers ~ Pink

I listed another set of these pretty pink and white polka dotted hearts that I handstitched vintage cutter quilt pieces on today on eBay. I haven't listed them on Etsy yet, and not sure if I'll have time. I attached a small hang tag that is hand stamped with small hearts and added a rusty key to it. You will receive the exact set shown. I hope you like my pretty heart bowl fillers as much as I do. Click on my eBay link to the right to purchase them. Thank you for peeking :)

Valentine Heart Make Do

I finished this pretty shabby style make do today and listed it on eBay. I used vintage cutter quilt pieces and stitched it onto an antique rusty spring. The rusty key and stained hang tag make it look a bit more primitive. I love the pretty pocket on the front and tucked a bit of Sweet Annie inside it. Thank you for stopping by and to see the whole make do, click on my eBay link to the right. Eventually, it may make it to my Etsy shop, but who knows :) xox