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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Something for "Bill" was made for Friday- Night -Sew -In.

Hello,

How did you go at Friday Night Sew In?  I must have done alright because I had to have a nap three hour sleep on the lounge this afternoon. I decided to use a machine embroidery sample I had done and make it into a "Mail Holder."

This is our local Post Office, which is a old building in our main street. Though it is very modern inside. The Post Office is always busy and has lots of goodies to look at while you wait. The black and white fabric is from my stash. I  had used this fabric for a pair of pants that I made many moons ago. As it was cotton and a interesting tribal pattern I kept it. The measurements of the Mail Holder are 14 inches long and 10.5 inches wide. It will fit perfectly on our pantry cupboard door. I just hope we don't end up with many letters from "Bill". I remember when the children were younger they often asked who letters were from. I used to say the ones with those clear plastic bits were from Bill.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C

30 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Great job and how special, that it is actually your local post office!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

retdairyqueen said...

Iam sure Bill will like his holder

Farm Girl said...

Great FNSI project. That guy 'Bill' is far too busy everywhere. ....lol
Nice work!

toni xxx said...

I wish Bill would leave me alone :0> It's a fantastic project!
toni xxx

Karen said...

This looks so good. Beautiful work.
I really hope Bill doesn't have too much of a chance to fill it up!!

Sharon said...

Bill sends his mail worldwide. Your project is great and that is so neat it is your local P. O.!
I worked on that horrid Fall wall hanging that was all crooked. Ripped it all apart and put it back together. I still plan to post about it later today.

Fiona said...

Great idea.... and it is so effective.... your children must have worried about this boyfriend of yours!!

Hugz

shez said...

lol,lol,hope Bill doesn't send you any letters,lol,thats a good one Bev

Sherry said...

Very lovely work. I hope that Bill stays away from you (and me) also!

Kelli said...

Bill really gets around. Seems that we all know him a little too well. ;o) What a great idea, your mail holder is gorgeous!

lesleyworth said...

Fab project! I'm with you...no mail from Bill would be great!

Maria said...

Great idea Bev.
Lovely gift for "Bill"

Pauline said...

What could be more perfect for holding the mail than the post office? It's far too elegant for the likes of Bill.

Lounging with a Latte said...

That's a great mail holder. Gone are the days where there was just a counter at the post office. It is now filled with all sorts of things to tempt the customer as they wait in line!
Your roses and lavenders look beautiful.

Jeanette said...

Lovely holder for Bill, Bev. He doesn't get anything special in my house. :) lol. Hugs,

marina said...

wow, that looks really great.
What a lovely way to store Bill's mail. If you see him please tell him to stop mailing me too!

Impera_Magna said...

What a great project... looks great! Esp like that you used fabric (gorgeous fabric) that you had saved from another project.

Here's hoping you don't get too many letters from Bill!

:)

barb's creations said...

Love your explanation of who Bill is....It turned out great :) Barb.

barb's creations said...

Love your explanation of who Bill is....It turned out great :) Barb.

Margaret said...

Bill is the winner, even if he is tardy at times ---- Loved the hexie oh!!soooo nice.

Cherise said...

Looks great! Such a fun project! I'm your newest follower! Have a great weekend! :)

snippetsandyarns said...

I love this idea. That black & white fabric is great. I hope 'Bill' doesn't give you too hard of a time :-)

Nice job on your FNSI finish!

~ meaga

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your mail holder is fantastic, I love your post office on the front. What a great idea!

Kelly said...

Love the 'Bill' mail. He must be a busy guy to send all that mail around! Great job on the holder!

Sally said...

Oh I do like... the mail holder and telling the kids the letters are from Bill. I might borrow that.
My friday night sew in was a disaster... I was sick in bed. So very disappointing... I had imagined a big night of sewing but it wasn't to be. All good now though so I should count my blessings.

Michelle said...

What a neat idea! You are very clever... as for that Bill, he has a lot to answer for!

Frankie Wallace said...
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Frankie Wallace said...

I love this!! I keep telling myself that I need to come up with a "mail slot" for our mail but I keep putting it off. Seeing yours inspires me to finally attempt my own. Thanks Bev!

Kathy said...

That's a cute design for your mail holder. Nice job on the embroidery to show your local post office.

Roos said...

Beautiful.....;o)