Sunday, March 21, 2010

Did you know....

That there is only one Post Office on the Island of Amerika Samoa? We had a small one but it was destroyed in the tsunami.

Did you know....

That we do not have mail delivered to our homes...so no mailman.
We have to go to Pago to the Post Office to pick our mail up.

Did you know.....

That there are only two flights out of Amerika Samoa and only one takes packages?

So if you see that I get alot of stuff, it is just that it all comes in on the same plane...sometimes these packages have been waiting forever to get here. If by some chance they have the privilege of going by boat....it will take longer.

So....this is what I got this week.

My friend Barb from Nana Barb Musings sent me this magazine, she said she had two. She also mentioned tutoring someone in trigonometry....HUH????? Thanks for thinking of me Barb....

Did you know, she was one of my first blogging friends? Yep....been almost two years now.



The next is from Quilt Taffy. I discovered that she carries the schnibbles and so I go to her for all my schnibble needs....and while I was there, I found this awesome fabric..... As you can tell, I could not resist.



I won these patterns over at Creativity Amongst Chaos
Thanks so much, I love these patterns....



Next is my friend Janes (she says I can call her friend)....over at Janes Fabrics and Quilts
Now Jane is pretty smart, on her right sidebar she puts some of her fabric she has in her store....and these eyes of mine could not resist so off I went. Jane...get rid of that....too tempting.... I will have to do the 12 step program if you continue.



Then my apologies to my BFF Pat, she sent me some lighthouse panels and I want to show them to you but...by George if I can find them..... I put them somewhere, I was contemplating on making pillows out of them. sorry pat.... That is what happens when I get organized....so maybe being a pig is not so bad after all.

Did you know, that I cleaned my sewing room? So hence the problem above is consequences of that act.

27 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, I am proud to call you friend!! Sorry to say that I have some of the new Riley Blake comming, but please continue to read my blog, just shift over so you cannot see the fabrics!!
To be honest I think I would like to get the mail once a week, each week it would feel like Christmas, look at all the goodies you received!! Enjoy!!

Kim D. said...

Lucky you Barb, that magazine is great. Thanks for sharing Quilt Taffy as a location to buy the scnibbles patterns. I'll have to go and check them out. I also love that girly pinwheel pattern made up in pink and red, so adorable. I'm also a sucker for polka dots and floral fabrics in the blue & red colorway. Looks like you had a haul this week.

Fiesta said...

Barb fabulous purchases. Enjoy.

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

Wow you got lots of treasures!!
Love them all!

Gene Black said...

Ha, that also cuts down on the number of days you receive bills in the mail. So how does that work?

Crispy said...

Great stuff Barb!! See what happens when you clean up your sewing room??? LOL

Crispy

Jean said...

Wow what a lot of goodies. I wouldn't get this much in a month! lol My mailman brings boring stuff, like bills and such.

luv2quilt2 said...

The fabrics are gorgeous. I especially love the brown - those flowers are so appealing.
I also hate to clean my sewing room, not only because I'm lazy, but also because I can't find a darned thing when I'm done!

ooglebloops said...

What happy mail!!! I have been catching up on reading blog posts - love all your fabric and quilts and refrig flower magnets!!You are quite busy!!!!
How are the folks on your island doing? Need any more kids' clothes?

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I think I need to make friends with Jane! That fabric is so pretty and tempting.

And don't you just hate it when you clean and then can't find what you put away to be safe and easy to get at later?

Kaye said...

We take things for granted sometimes, till you hear about the mail service you have ( or don't have )You have been blogging for 2 years, I have just passes a year, wow it went fast. I am eternally grateful to Pat who helped me get started and make so many friends. I don't much care for facebook, but this I Love!

JustCindy said...

What beautiful fabric.

Pat said...

hahahaha....I know how that happens. I am always "losing" things but they end up finding themselves eventually. Those lighthouse panels will turn up when you least expect it...I'm looking for a sweatshirt jacket I started to "decorate" with quilt blocks so I can wear it to the quilt show this week. Can I find it? NOPE! Will I find it? YUP...probably when I get BACK from the quilt show!!!

Yvette said...

WOW! Christmas in March!!!!

Everything you got is fabulous! I have been looking for that magazine, let me know how it is.

hetty said...

That always happens to me too when I clean up. I put things in such safe places that I can never find them again! Great mail you have been getting - even if it only comes in batches and you have to go and pick it up.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love all your goodies, although I haven't sent you anything, can i be your friend?

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Looks like another fun mail day! Love the fabrics you chose :)

kpaints said...

Oh, wow, Christmas, once a week! I would go crazy....that magazine looks very interesting. Love all your gifts, especially the torquoise and red fabric, I think I have a current love affair with that colorway. Talk to you soon, friend...hope you had a fun trip.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you and I shop at the same sites. Is that good or bad????

I just cleaned my sewing space last week (to get organized) so I hope I can find things when I need them. I really hate to change places for anything because I still go back to the "old" spots.

pajudie said...

Interesting facts about Amerikan Samoa - I have a friend who lived there years ago when her husband was the Assistant Attorney General there and she really enjoyed that time there.
I have a question about Schnibbles - is that the name of the pattern company or is it a special technique? I hear so many people talking about them and was just wondering -
Have a great day -
Judie

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Wow only once a week.. that would be so rough. I look forward to getting mail everyday. I am always getting blocks in ;) Thank you for sharing some of your life with us..not having a postal carrier! Who would have thought! Now Way!!
You did receive some awesome things in the mail this week though :) Thanks for sharing them with us!
M

SheilaC said...

I would miss the mail man everyday! But it looks like he does make up for it when he finally does come :)

Great gifts :)

SheilaC

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Barb,
Wow, it's like Christmas when the mail comes there. Must be a pain to wait so long, but lots of beautiful things to open when it arrives.
~Karen~

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Beautiful stuff you have there! I'm thinking of making that Schnibbles quilt myself.

Linda B said...

Oh, those last fabrics from Jane are my favorite. I do think I need some.
Cleaning and putting things away always causes such problems. I can never find anything when I put them where I will always remember.

Barb said...

Hi Barb, glad the magazine arrived safely. Hope you and the ladies you sew with enjoy using it. Friends sure are great, and you seem to have them here, there and everywhere :)

julietk said...

It must be exciting when you do get to the post office :-) Love your choices.