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March 19, 2018
National Letter Writing Month and Fairy Rings from Bayou Quilts

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month 

I like to send and receive personal mail and have participated in several challenges in the past, but now my goal is simply to send as much mail as I feel like--no more, no less.  The "feel like" varies from week to week and month to month.  :)   April may see more mail making its journey, although I won't participate in a challenge.

If you don't usually send personal mail and want to get involved with snail mail in April, 

here are a few things you can do to prepare:

*Create ...

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February 26, 2018
Rainy Days--Letters, Netflix, Emroidery from Bayou Quilts

It has been a rainy week here in North Louisiana.  We needed some rain, but not day after day.  After day.  I didn't want to get soaked going to the grocery store,  and I had letters to answer and books to read so the first two days weren't a problem.  The next day, some household chores received a bit more energy than normal.  Yesterday, I indulged in some Netflix and embroidery.  

 Monday is predicted to be clear, but then the rains come again on Tuesday.  Aaargh!  

February Incoming Mail

Melody's letter (below) in September went astray, 
but ...

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February 11, 2018
Be My Valentine from Bayou Quilts

I'm not a fan of "romantic" Valentine's, but I love funny ones or personal ones.

Prim Paws loves mockingbirds, 
but they have dive-bombed her frequently.
I gave Prim Paws a hat to protect her head.

 I don't know where I found this quote, but it had no acknowledged author.
Nevertheless, the idea of the "stubborn heart" resonated with me.  :)

  Another quote I really liked.

A birthday postcard to a friend.

My handwriting is lacking, and I really wish 
I could do a better job because beautiful handwriting
can make a card or envelope shine.
I console myself ...

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February 7, 2018
Mail Art from Bayou Quilts

February offers two letter writing challenges:

I'm not doing either one this year, but I do seem to be in the snail mail mode.  February is a good month for getting things in the mail because February 14 is Valentine's Day.

Other things to celebrate:
Mardi Gras
Chinese New Year

There are some really strange days available to whet the curiosity:
Stuffed Mushroom Day
Wave All Five Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
Toothache Day
National Lost Penny Day
Do a Grouch a Favor Day

I will send some mail to celebrate Valentine ...

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February 2, 2018
Blue Moon, Books, Mail Art from Bayou Quilts

Blue Moon Eclipse
About 5:00 this morning, the blue moon was still bright and full, and I watched until it gradually dropped in the sky and the house behind us blocked the view.  My husband was about to leave for work and offered to drive me (still in pj's) to where we could see it from the boulevard.  We watched part of the eclipse from there.  We stayed for a while, watching the shadow cover the huge moon, but he had to leave so he brought me home before it was finished.  I was satisfied.  I didn't ...

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November 6, 2017
This and That from Bayou Quilts

Outgoing Mail

outgoing postcards

I think this is the last postcard based on Jacki Long's 
collaged faces I made a while back.  
They were such fun, and I should make some more.

About a month ago, I sewed (not very neatly) some stamps onto cardstock cut to 4 x 6 postcard size. At the time, I intended to do more with the above postcard, but out of sight, out of mind.  On Saturday, I wanted to post a note to someone and pulled it out, wrote the note, addressed and stamped it in a hurry to get it in ...

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October 27, 2017
Halloween Mail and Cartoons from Bayou Quilts

Outgoing mail last week

I have some incoming mail to take pics of and letters to answer.
Since I love making Halloween envelopes and postcards,
I need to get busy...
I don't have much time left to get them in the mail before the 31st 

This is how I've felt lately.

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October 12, 2017
Outgoing Mail from Bayou Quilts

Outgoing Halloween Mail 

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