Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summertime Scarecrows!

After the 100 degree temperature yesterday, I’m ready for Fall to be here!

I’ve been working on this design, off and on over the last couple weeks.

So this is the newest design that I’ve been working on .  I’m not going to call it “summertime scarecrows” but for now, that’s the title simply because that’s what they are!

Gosh, I love these scarecrows.  This picture shows the rough draft of it…..


I think it’s going to get some added features to it, but I wanted to show it so that I can get started on the tutorial for it … besides, some of you are NAGGING me so much to see the finished results, I feel forced to show it!  :)


It might look detailed and difficult, but the scarecrows are pretty easy to make.  Starting Monday, I’ll show step-by-step how they are made and by the time I’m done, y’all will want to buy the pattern and make it yourself, I just know it!



Thank you all for the Christmas In July orders.  I know some of you will be getting a good head start with Christmas gifts.  I really appreciate your business and your friendships. 

I think I’m all caught up now with orders now so those who’ve ordered, watch your mailboxes.  I’m sometimes amazed at how quickly things are delivered, sometimes even the next day!

Which I have to say now, I love the postal workers at the Rochester, Pa post office.  I’m in there just about every day now and they are always so friendly and helpful and fun.  I’ve been to just about every post office in my area and the Rochester one is by far the best one of all of them simply because of their friendliness.

There is one post office in my area which I will never go to again because each and every time, they charge me too much. 

The patterns that I send have a ziploc type plastic band at the top so it creates a little bump in the mailing envelope.

Each and every time, at this one post office, they insist that it’s over 1/4” wide/thick and they charge me twice as much for mailing.

And they’re mean about it too.  One of the workers even told me that the bump in the envelope would cause a fire in their sorting machine so it has to be hand sorted.

Gosh, I’d hate to cause a fire at the CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP POST OFFICE, so I just won’t mail them from there anymore!

I haven’t read about any post offices burning to the ground so I’m pretty sure my pattern envelopes are going through all the other sorters just fine.

But really, I’ve nothing bad to say about any of the other post offices.  The USPS is always terrific with my mailings.  I think, out of the thousands of times I’ve mailed things, there’s only been one time that someone didn’t receive an order, and that could have very well been because I never sent it in the first place!  I keep much more accurate records of my mailings now because of that incident. 

Gosh, now, after I’ve vented, I’d feel awful if I opened up the newspaper to read that a post office burned to the ground  ….I would forevermore worry that it was because of my pattern envelope that it happened. 

Ok, I’ve things to do today …

Oh…if anyone has an exceptionally good zucchini bread recipe, pass it along please?  I’m starting to become overwhelmed with zucchini from the garden and I need to do something with them!

Happy Weekend everyone!



tried zucchini lasagne, chocolate zuchini cake, or with small ones zucchini pickles, either the refrigerator variety or the cnaned variety?

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the scarecrow penny rug...:)

Diane H said...

Great penny rug! I've a really nice zuc/pineapple loaf recipe if you'd like it.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Wow Cath, your creative talent amazes me.... I've a couple sad penny pin cushions. And, a lovely basket of recently collected overdyed wools that wink at me from the harvest table, where I can fondle and ogle them at my whim:)

Have a great weekend.

Jillayne said...

I love the scarecorws! I'm looking forward to checking in for the step-by-steps -I ahve done some work with felt but not a whole lot. This will be great!

Lisa said...

Oh zucchini is the best!! I love it anyway it is made. I don't think i have a recipe though, I'll look! I am ready for fall and all the decorations!

Hugs, Lisa