Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Friday - Good Mail Day Edition

Happy Friday! I really want to thank Jamie Ridler again for sponsoring the Happy Friday blog. When Friday rolls around I start thinking about all the bright spots during the week that I can include in my Friday post. There are always bright spots.

This past Monday there were three pieces of mail in mailbox that were all for me and they weren't bills or junk mail. This is what is meant by a Good Mail Day. I didn't want to be distracted so, instead of ripping them all open on the spot, I waited until I finished my dinner. OK, I rushed through my dinner while the pile of envelopes beckoned.

The first letter was from Apron Thrift Girl(ATG), who sponsored a pen pal swap awhile back. The ground rules were simple - use a recycled envelope & vintage or recycled paper. ATG paired up with me. She used a junk mail envelope and added collage elements to it. Inside that little wrapped package (above photo) was this: A vintage card, sequins and a hand written letter on a recycled catalog page. When was the last time you received a hand written letter?

The second package contained journal pages from another swap. In this swap each participant made 11 signatures modeled after Mary Ann Moss's Remains of the Day journal class. I received this beautiful little bundle:And here's what was inside:Ten 8.5 by 11" sewn, scrappy pages from various participants unknown. I can't wait to make a journal out of these pages. The host of the swap, Gathering Up Bits of the World, also sent a package of delicious paper goodies. What a treat!

The third letter I received was from Carmen at Writing from Life. She sent me a pack of my favoritest tea in the whole world- Green Jasmine. Thank you so much for thinking of me Carmen! For those of you who haven't indulged, the smell of jasmine tea is heavenly.

This getting mail thing is so much fun that I guess I'll have to start sending letters and joining more swaps. There's nothing like personal mail in one's box.


  1. postal mail is sunshine in the mailbox. what fun connections and sweet treats! blessings

  2. It sounded like so much fun opening all of your packages. How wonderful to be making new friends with similar interests. People don't know what they are missing when they don't blog. Have a great week.

  3. There is certainly something special about receiving real things in the postbox rather than pictures in an inbox. Your post was quite magical - I was jealous of all those lovely treasures you received this week.

  4. Yay! I'm so glad that Happy Fridays are being so yummy! And look at all the treats - glorious! It's so delicious to get goodies in the mail. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

  5. I love receiving things in the mail other than bills. You received such lovely items.

  6. Oh how exciting. It is always fun getting mail. Especially when there are little packages like you got. I come via Carmen's blog. Just popped in to say hello. I love all those papers. Have a great weekend. Your blog is very nice.

  7. that is a very happy mail day! nice blog, and thanks for stopping by mine too! ... i have to say, i looked up "wtf is a snark" and had to laugh... i was *just* writing about nonesense poems in a blog post. should be up tomorrow! take care.

  8. oh you are so welcome!!!
    i figure you will smile
    yes get into this more, it is fun and very very friendly and lovely, yes????