Thursday, March 20, 2014
National Letter Writing Month is April...
This is something I have participated in over past years. I still have my original pen friend and we still swap mail all through the months of the year. This year it has grown...a lot. Miss Lindsay is our fearless leader and bless her for organizing all of this. I believe we have over 130 participants this year alone.
I have been very busy creating lots of assorted items to mail. We only have to mail to our swap pen friend. However many of us mail to many...if not all...of the participants.
I am not one to sit and make cards but I must say it was fun to gather my supplies and put things together. I did enjoy the treasure hunt in my studio and found lots of goodies for mailing.
I spent lots of time cutting out ATCs and post cards. I tried using some cereal and cracker boxes but discovered the work involved is not time smart. We will see how successful any of this will be. I have gathered and rolled change in order to buy extra stamps. NLWM after all was begun by the post office to earn more postage sales. It worked! Now the carriers get to work extra. At least they will be very entertained with all the amazing clever and creative Happy mail.
Yesterday we received our lists of pen friend and everyone involved. Lindsay is "The Creator of Cuteness" and created the adorable post card she mailed notifying me of my specific pen friend. This postcard (bottom left) is ready for me to color. How cute is this?!? Thank you Lindsay. I also want to thank Lilli who has helped organize all the chaotic names and addresses. Lilli is clear across the coasts and did a lot of electronic helping. I gave Lindsay a big hug today when I saw her. She needs an extra Happy Mail in her mail box! This photo is showing my attempt at being organized and ready to send out lots of mail to surprise pen friends. My Tinkerbell bucket holds each of the participants names and addresses so that I might select one at random whenever possible. This is going to be such fun!!!
We are clearly having Spring weather and it is beautiful. However...we desperately still need rain! Lots of rain! Our "exceptional" drought is certainly not gone. I am wishing Sunshine and Warmth for all who are still having snow and ice. Crazy weather across the country. I am enjoying our extended daylight which allows me more energy personally. I feel like I still have time in my day to be productive.
I must admit my time has been spent on NLWM 2014 and I have not done much in my studio or sewing room. I was sew excited to get my Pfaff Sew La Te Da back and here I am at my computer. Soon I will share a small project I sewed. What are you creating? Do you like the extended daylight and get more done? Joyful Bliss to all...