Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm kinda mad, or maybe not

UPDATE:  The world is a wonderful place full of beautiful people.  I went to the post office to inquire about the package confusion.  I don't have an apron stealing dolt living in my neighborhood.  Apparently, just a mail carrier that can't use his scanner.  It's on it's way to Florida!


I'm confused, and a little scared, and kinda mad, but mostly confused.

Remember the apron I made for my sister?


Well, yesterday I printed out the shipping label, put it in a box and set it out by the front door.  I went online to the post office and requested a pick up.  I went out for a couple of hours and when I came home the package was gone and a note was stuck in the front door from the mail carrier.  It was just a confirmation that my package was picked up.  (Or so I thought)  This morning I got up and found an email from the post office stating that the pickup was attempted but unsuccessful because the package was not found.

I re-read the letter that was left in the door and now I can't tell what it means.  It is a form letter with boxes to be checked with the status of the pickup.  My check mark is right in between "Picked up" and "Not picked up."

I think someone stole my apron.  Or maybe not.

So, Kelly, if you get it, I hope you like it.  It isn't great but it was the best I could do.

If you don't get it, then it was the most amazing apron ever and would have probably had magical powers that could have taken your cooking skillz to a whole new level.
I made this one yesterday.
I really love the colors in the stripes.
How sick are you of seeing aprons on this blog?

While I was sewing this, the sewing machine all of a sudden made this horrible banging noise and the needle broke and flew out and hit me in the corner of my eye.  I could have been blinded for life by a sewing machine.  I would have had to make up a better story though about how I got blinded because it would be just too dumb to tell that one.

I was cleaning the living room yesterday and I found this stuff under the cushions of the couch:
Could I have ever imagined this time last year that I would be taking a picture of the "trail mix" in my couch and posting it on the wide world web?  You're welcome. 

Went to the thrift stores by the house to look for some lace and rick rack yesterday (this is when the apron stealing dolt made off with my package...or the mailman).  I found this box of vintage Christmas light bulbs under a bunch of junk.  They were marked 50 cents and they were having a 75% off Christmas sale so I bought these for 13 cents.  I saw some for sale on Etsy for $20 - $30.  Score!


I really want a new camera.  My point and shoot is just not cutting it anymore.  Unfortunately, it's just not in my budget right now...and probably will never be.
She's so pretty, let's just look at her for a minute.  Shhh, looking, not talking.

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


Holly
xxx-ooo

11 comments:

Melynda said...

Hope that apron brings magical powers to the one that:

1. if stolen the magical power will be to stop doing things like that and do good the rest of their life.

2. if delivered will in fact make the good and great cooking, superb!

Either way, you are Superwoman. You work here has been completed :), and the world is better.

Kelly said...

I am dumbfounded! That is the only word that fits. Will I get my new apron and the other good stuff you put in there? I feel robbed,..... I think.

laraine@eddfam.com said...

I always appreciate the story of a good robbery. Why don't you wait at your mailbox with a powerful flashlight and interrogate your mailman in your sternest voice. You need to get to the bottom of this.

Cindy said...

I hope you find that it was a mix up and your wonderful apron is on its way to Florida right now. Have a great day my friend!!

Kris said...

Well crap!! Let's hope it did NOT get taken!!! The apron was darling, and so is the new one! The couch finds....so classic. We find the strangest stuff there too!!!!! About that camera...oh...so great. GET IT!!! My middle daughter got that camera AND a new lens from her beau for Xmas!! Happy New Year!!

Dawn said...

I hope Kelly gets her apron, its oh so pretty!

And seriously thats all you found under the cushions? I am scared to lift mine. I think things are living under there surviving on the crumbs my two year olds stuffs down there at regular intervals.

Holly said...

Wow, I'm glad the apron conundrum was figured out!
I sometimes just sit and stare at that camera too ;) Those darn budgets!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kris said...

Hey...I just read your comment on my blog. Gasped a bit, went straight to my email...reviewed current, past, and deleted mail, and could NOT find an email from you going 7 days back!!!??? My email is
Szyhmkr@aol.com and I would NEVER ignore your email!!!!!!! E me again!!!

Tammy said...

Thank goodness! It's too pretty to go missing!! Love the second one too!!!
BTW. . . Have I told you how much I love your blog!?

The Lumberjack's Wife said...

I got one of them fancy cameras and I can't figure it out.

So, there!
Something to cheer you up!

laurie said...

I know ,, its strange but I'm still reading your past posts,, I'm a newbie so please be kind,, lol,, you make me smile and sometimes I laugh out loud,,, back to my reading,,