Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day--AND a week's worth of mail! oh my :)

Hello Readers! I logged on today and discovered we have a new follower--a very large thank you to those who stick by and also to those who just stop in to visit. Remember, if you have or see any interesting blogs that you think i should mention or follow, let me know, I love to return the favor!

A Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends home and abroad! Now, let's get to my week of awesome mail. Mostly postcards, but I did get a new pen pal letter (as well as caught up on most of mine!!!!) and an adorable package from Holland. Mail this week came from a new pen pal, Walltype, Postcrossing, and Swap-bot. Let's go!

From Jolanda in Holland a lovely package! She was my partner for a magnet swap and was kind enough to throw in some candy, a card, coins and a cute patch! Thank you, it's all wonderful!
 And a newspaper! :)
 My cardboard swap partner Betsy send me my favorite snack and a great letter on the back, from Michelle in AZ a card from San Xavier Mission (a first for me), and from Callie in Malaysia the international airport!
 Some cap-lillies from Yanelis, Etasha sends a great Gettysburg card (I hope your trip there goes well!), from Barb and adorable card from NY--this one really made me laugh, and from Catrine in Greece a beautiful card showcasing some of the country's locations.
 The French Alps from Jean-Michel, a touch of Ft. Myers Fl from Regina (you really need to go visit, it's great!), from Anne my first card from Jersey, France, and a Smoky Mountain cabin from Christina!
 Casco Bay Lighthouses!, Janadah in AL sent me some winter snow AND she just had a friend move to my town!, my first Zoo card comes from Elizabeth and the Lake Superior Zoo, and a wonderful Houston card from a swapper who just moved to the US from Germany!
 A shot from the Beaver Mountains in UT, a frisky puppy from Lena in Germany ( I still need to translate it), more Smoky Mountain love that came with no name (it's a swap-bot card so please let me know if it's yours) and from Atlantic City a glimpse at the boardwalk!
 A scenic UT card from Jessica and Yanelis sends a card from Scotland
 Denise was kind enough to send me not only a great card but some stickers and several postcards as well! I love the San Francisco card! :)
 Mcall sends us some California love, from Dominica a gorgeous card showing off the sights of Warsaw, and GinaMarie sends us a painting card of the painter Van Gogh!
 And finally for postcards we have, a lovely Japanese garden from Susan, a few nosey birds and a book from Regina, also from Regina the head of President Lincoln on Mt. Rushmore and surprisingly from Angela a card from the Gettysburg Lincoln Memorial featuring his famous address!
 My new pen pal, Melissa in Texas sends an introductory letter and some mail art. I'll write back soon!
 And Lastly for this week's mail so far we have a Fantasy Dinner Party letter from Layla in Scotland. Sounds like a lot of fun!

I hope you all enjoyed the mail as much as I have! I have some serious sorting to do, and a day off to write a couple of letters! Now, let's eat :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Another Friendly Postcard Project!

Hi there Readers! I hope you have all had a wonderful Thursday; as well settle in to our dinners and the end of the week, I thought I would give you all a heads up on a new postcard project that I have come across.

The project, called "Froufrou Postcards" is headed up by mail snail mail friend Emily from California. Her goal is to get 500 postcards by next October (2012)--the one year anniversary of her projects creation. The aim of the project is to learn more about different cultures, ideas, religions, peoples etc through postcards and their images. As an added bonus, the first 100 participants with get a card back from Emily herself! (I happen to have some awesome cards from her so I would jump at this chance!).

You can read more about the project by going to Froufrou Postcards; there is also a link on my side bar under "Snail Mail Fun".

Stop by and show her some love...and culture!

M-W Mail

Good Morning Readers! First I'd like to give a huge Thank You to all of you have taken a moment to check out my swap on Swap-bot and I am so happy a number of you have chosen to join one or both of them. (For those of you still interested you can view them by going here).

It's been a bit of a slow mail week here in OK; I did however, get a number of good pieces in! Mostly postcards so far our mail contributions this week came from Postcrossing, Walltype, Swap-bot and for the first time in a while I received a piece from Send Something! Let's get to some mail, shall we?

From Rikka in Finland a card featuring architect Alvar Aalto, another beautiful Michigan card from Laura, and from Sheri a card from her favorite spot on her California road trip.

A wonderful King Aurthur-esqe card from A.Jefferson, from Sophie and awesome card from Phoenix (doesn't it make you want to go visit?) and the most adorable card I have from NH-thank you Pat for the black bear! :)

Sheri sends us a great card from Cincinnati (another first), from Martina in Zagreb a lovely summer deck chair that is making me forget its getting cold outside! Finally for this set from Emily in CA we have a photo that she took herself! You can have your own postcards published like Emily at Simply Postcards.
My first card from Malaysia! Thank you  Raymond! From a user in China we have some ancient architecture in the forest, and Naomi sends us a pretty cool Michigan card! It seems I am popular with the Michigan natives this week! 
 And from Miss Lauren we have an adorable Thanksgiving day card!

Thank you all for the great mail! I have some time today to get some of mine out. I have a few postcard swaps due, a couple of letters ready and I found a new postcard project that I will be posting about to help a swap friend out! Happy Mailing

Monday, November 14, 2011

Two New Postcard Swaps Up!

Hello Readers, Swappers, and Passers-by! Just a quick Monday evening line to let you all know that I have two new Swaps up over at Swap-bot. Both swaps are postcard only, one is an international swap and the second is regional (USA Only). You can read more about each one by clicking the links below.

International Postcard Swap

Regional Postcard Swap

Like the idea but aren't sure what to send to your partners? Head on over to Pomegranate and pick up their Postcard Blowout Sale Pack--100 randomly assorted PC's at a great price. I just ordered mine :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mail: Week of 11/7

See, I told you guys and gals that I would get all caught up on mail! These are all the goods I got this week :) This weeks mail is brought to you by a pretty good mix of Postcrossing, Swap-bot, Walltype and readers like you!

My "yellow bee" from Katrina, from Elizabeth we have a very cool tree frog that is actually a piece of art that she commissioned for a little girls room!, and the two "Bug's Life" cards come from Jamie! Seems to be a critter friendly week!
 A very pretty Washington State card from Nita, a scenic shot of Nebraska from Pam, Judee passes through this California town from time to time and decided to share it with me, and the French Alps from Jean who often vacations there!
 From Olgak, a scene from the Pacific Northwest, Greek ruins from Regina, and a very pretty and silly card from James in the Philippines who is a reader!
 The last two postcards today coming from Anchuta in Russia and Naomi in New Mexico!
 Erin sent me an awesome package of cards and paper goods for writing and swapping. Thank you so much!
 From Laura and adorable Thanksgiving card :)
 From Christina who I am proud to say is surviving Zombie Apocalypse (what a fun swap!!)
and finally a thank you card from the zoo for volunteering at their Halloween event!!!
 All mail is inspected and approved by kitty....

A pretty good haul if I do say so myself, cant wait to see what Monday brings! Happy Mailing!

Return of Updates!! My Apologies and Mail week of 10/31

Hello Faithful readers, as promised I have come back and on this Sunday I have two full weeks of mail to update you on! Thank you to those who have continued to send me blog-generated snailmail during my absence and also to those who sent me an e-mail to see where I had been. I must admit at first I just didn't feel like updating, then some nasty weather kept me from running to my PO Box, then my camera batteries died (don't worry I have actually purchased some new batteries, so I am hoping they last as I wont just be switching them out with whatever else in the house uses AA batteries) and FINALLY I had my wisdom teeth pulled! Phew! While I have been gone from the blogosphere, I have still been sending mail out so we shouldn't have to much of a lag--AND because I have tomorrow off I will be churning out some pen pal letters. WHOOO Mail! :) Let's get to some up dates shall we?

The following mail is all from the week of 10/31/2011...some from Swap-bot, Postcrossing, walltype* and from the site!

Isn't it all lovely? 

Thank you to Jennifer in CA, Jenny in GA, Anchuta in Russia, and Andrea in NC who sent me the only Day of the Dead Card I have seen! 

A beautiful card from Portugal (the stamp covered your name!), from Katherine who lives near Suffolk, a beauty of a sunset from Donna in NC, and from Laura in MI a great Halloween card :) 

Thank you to Monica for my first card from Norway!, Heike in Germany sends a lovely card from a nearby museum, another first--Elizabeth sends me a card from Nova Scotia, and Erin in CA sent me one of her odd-ball cards for a swap! Thank you all 

Finally for Postcards we have some Berlin architecture from Kathrin, some of Maines wildlife from Gail, great stamps and decoration from Lady Demelza in Australia, another Australian card comes from Catherine who vacations near Anglesea, and a neat record-card from Monique!
 LOOK AT ALL THESE CARDS! A mix of Halloween, Thanksgiving, stickers and recipes- a very, very BIG thank you to Karen, Susan, Tammy, Michelle & Ashley, Anne, Jessica, Rhonda, Heidi, and Patricia (who hand made her card!). Thank you all so much!

Thank you all so much for all of the great mail that has come my way and for reminding me that people really do pay attention to what I post! More snail mail updates to come!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Update to come ASAP

hello faithful followers (and a big thank you to the newly joined), I owe you such a big update its not even funny. Stay tuned, I promise very soon I will post last weeks and this weeks mail with some finds and a good eplaination :) see you soon!!