Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Postcards and other goodies



Three postcards in the morning's post - an Under the Sea card from Susan, International Turtle Day from Pat, and Triangles (a bit early!) from Ginger. Some time ago I wondered if any of my local posties even noticed the cards, as none of them had ever said anything, and a lot of people mention how their posties make comments. Today I was standing in my local PO waiting to weigh and post the heart card I made yesterday and the chap came in to collect the parcels and whatnot waiting on the side. I made some comment about it taking him all day (there were tons of them) and smiled - we recognise each other, as he's one of the regular guys - and he said to me - "you're 71 Marina, aren't you, the lady with all the um" "fabric postcards?" sez I. "Yeah, those - that one today was a really good one, wasn't it - the turtles". I agreed and made a comment about never being sure if they were noticed or remarked on, and he told me they all notice them as they come through and admire quite a few of them. So there you go. And Pat, yours in particular was popular! We had a little chat about them, I explained the fact that I was in groups who swapped internationally and so on. So the consensus at least at my local substation seems to be that fabric postcards are cool and they like having them come through. Whew!

As you can see, I also acquired some goodies while out today. The kids wanted to hit WHSmith as they have giftcards leftover from their birthdays from there, and while I normally don't buy anything there, despite their having quite a large craft section, today was an exception, due to all these things on sale. I find them very pricey, normally. Anyway, with the bits and bobs half price, I couldn't resist, and picked up some metallic star brads, flower brads in 6 colours, flower sequins, and some fabric flowers. I actually also went into a fabric store and browsed through some lovely trims, but didn't buy anything in the end as the shop was quite crowded and I had 4 kids with me (my own three and DD1's best friend, who came with us for the McDonald's/99p shop treat). Must remember, 4 kids under 10 is a good way to avoid spending money in a fabric shop...

7 comments:

Anna Nowicki said...

Kate - it's great when the posties notice!! I am hot footing it to WHS tomorrow in the hope that our little branch has some reductions - I could really do with some brads!!
Love Anna

Karol-Ann said...

Another good one for saving money is having a sick baby (similar in clinging power to a limpet on it's favourite rock!) He seems to be over the worst now - We can only hope because I'm getting NOTHING done and you are making me feel 'sew' bad LOL.

Glad the posties like the cards - bet it beats dishing out all those useless flyers!

Angelcat said...

What a wonderful collections of bargains you managed to bag! I've often wondered what the postie thinks of all the postcards that arrive or if he even notices what he is delivering. Hope you have a lovely break away

anne bebbington said...

Four kids under 10 sounds trying in any circumstances never mins a fabric shop :o)

Helen in the UK said...

Great cards received (although not sure how the triangle one matches its theme?!) Love your craft finds, esp the flower petals. Don't envy you the 4 kids though!!!!

Dormouse said...

I always wondered if they cheered the Posties up when they were handling them. They must be so much more fun than the usual mail.

Well done on the bargains. They do have some very nice things lately.
y sons used to be good for cutting short shopping trips but recently they have got very interested in fabric and keep trying to talk me in to buying everything that catches their eye.

Bimbimbie said...

isn't that a lovely image - cheering up the lives of posties with colour and that they are critiquing what they see *!*