At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, February 6

WOYWW 192 - More snail-mail...


Here's my desk today, with more snail mail to post, and more lil' creations to finish to get in the mail...

On the top of the pile is this:

a postcard I've made to send to Jane Davies, who's trying to save her adorable little post office. She's hoping an increase in the volume of mail will do the trick, and the first 200 responses will get a card made my her :)
Our village PO was under threat of closure last year, but we managed to save it, so this was a project close to my heart...

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a new calendar on my desk...


... it's from the lovely Tuire in Finland (it has both Finnish and Swedish dates on it), and it was just one of the  beautiful treasures she sent me, after I sent her some English goodies...


She included some Finnish book pages, a beautiful ATC she'd made, with its own precious envelope, some pearl buttons and a lovely letter adorned with her new stamps :)

There really is no better way to brighten someone's day than real mail!! So, if you'd like a wee letter, just send your address to me (claire[dot]sauer@ntlworld[dot]com) - the loveliest people frequent Blogland, and real letters just spread the love that little further!

For more blog lovin', hop over to Julia at her Stamping Ground and spy on other crafty peoplees' desks...

And I leave you with today's quote:

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Goethe

Till next week xxx

43 comments:

MvM-design said...

Great mail!!
Thanks for sharing ;)
Happy Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #12

Eliza said...

I love snail mail and yes our postage system needs saving. I just posted off a few parcels and letters yesterday and I head to the small P.O they need the support.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 13

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh I adore mail!!! Will be sending you an email in a moment!

What a warm, welcoming desk this morning. Bravo!!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #4

jill said...

Happy mail which can always make us smile. Happy woyww Jill #16

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Loving all the wonderful things on your desk. My card to you will be in the post tomorrow. I will also be posting a postcard to Jane. Her gorgeous little PO really needs to be saved. Ali x #8

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great post, and thanks for sharing the lovely pictures of the fun mail you have received. Love the exchanges, we also had PO problems but they just cut their hours so that was better than being closed. Happy WOYWW #11 Sylvia/LittleTreasures.

Bella said...

Happy Wednesday and so nice to get real mail with something so specail in it!

okienurse said...

Great looking desk Claire. Tuire is such an awesome person. The little cat on my desk was made by her and I love looking at it all the time. Very talented lady! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #33

Gill Edwards said...

Hi Claire

as much as i love all things digital and gadgety i dont think you can beat the thrill of a real letter arriving by postie. lovely idea

Gill x

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping by to say hello; I should be working so it's a bit of a mad dash around this week so don't pop the kettle on for me. I agree, nothing is nicer than real mail!
Neil #34

Helen said...

Great mail, and what a lovely way to try and save our services!! Helen, 14

Redanne said...

Fingers crossed that it works for Jane! It is always lovely to receive happy mail. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #34

Julia Dunnit said...

I have that Goethe quote on a canvas..it's so true and said in so many fewer words than I ever could!! Lots of happy mail, you are generous. I shall join you in posting something to Jane; I couldn't bear to lose our village PO.

sandra de said...

Well done for trying to save your post office. It is the little things that make a community and they are always worth fighting for. all the best.
Sandra @81

Andrea said...

fab post and well done on trying to save the post office...I Hope everyone's efforts do the trick. I love getting mail but have never had anything as beautiful as those in your pics .Thanks for a great post I will be back for more.Hope you have a wonderful week
Andrea#77

Ria Gall said...

Your postcard is amazing and such a good cause. I am loving the things you got in the post it must be a little like Christmas getting crafty stash from bloggers in the post.
Happy WOYWW #192
Ria

Shazsilverwolf said...

Lovely post, lovely stuff on your desk- I love the idea of us snail- mailing, I shall e-mail you. How fab it will be to get interesting and exciting things in the post- all I seem to get is junk mail!Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #75

barbarabeesblog said...

I love whats on your desk, great mail!
Happy WOYWW!
Barbara #97
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Spyder said...

I'm expecting snail mail and it really is snail mail, I was hoping to show it on last weeks WOYWW but just had an email to say its been dispatched today. It's always lovely receiving goodies in the post!
:) Thank you for my snoop! Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn))
was #58

Lori said...

Lovely card!!!


Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Have a great day.
Lori #110

Alison Scott said...

Lovely desk. How nice to get mail that's not a bill.
Hope you save the post office
Happy WOYWW
Alison
#100

Twiglet said...

Great post - yes we all love snail mail. I love the quote too. Thanks for popping into my blog x Jo

Francesca said...

great the way you have decorated your envelopes. Francesca #108

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lovely envelopes - I am a sucker for pointing fingers, open palms, anything like that. And I always get a bit of a jolt when I see the header.

:)

Happy WOYWW

MA (3)

Elizabeth said...

Hi there, just a quick visit to see what you are up to. Unfortunately, the EM is unwell and needs looking after so time is limited today. Lovely post and I do hope your friend's PO is saved - they are vital hubs in the smaller communities. Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Claire! Glad to see that my mail has arrived :) I was so pleased to get yours!
I have no time for WOYWW this week, but next week... I hope!
More snow coming here!
Have a nice week!
Tuire

butlersabroad said...

More happy snail mail! I hope they can save the little PO, our villages need facilities, not everyone has a car or a bus service that they can use.

Hugs
Brenda 115

lisa said...

You have some lovely things on your desk there and I love that calender. I love having calenders from other countries, not just for the pictures but the language and the different holidays. It's fascinating.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #54

Tracy said...

Wow, I love your snail mail lol! It is so sad that the rural post offices are closing. Ours is moving into the local supermarket, I am so not looking forward to that. Thankyou for popping by my blog, xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

I've just read your profile and was very moved by your story. I'm so pleased that you have found something you love to do which is aiding your recovery.

I live just round the corner from our village post office and know just how important they are in a small community, so hats off to you all for supporting your local POs. Thank you for visiting me on WOYWW - I'll be popping in again soon. MM x #144

MaryH said...

So many lovely treasures, and your calendar is so beautiful. How kind of your friend to send some supplies, and I agree, it's always cheering to get a nice letter in the mail. Your space is so tidy. TFS

Alison Scott said...

Wonderful to get real mail and not bills.
Who is this Bill? I don't like him much! Ha Ha.
Will send a postcard shortly to Jane. I hope it helps her campaign.
Happy WOYWW
Alison
#100

Hammers said...

Happy WOYWW, thanks for swinging by my blog. Love the post office card - it's wonderful and a great idea to try and save the PO. Cx #111

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the lovely things on your desk! You seem to have a good light there! Thanks for your visit, Chris130

susibee said...

What a lovely idea, I don't know anyone who doesn't like receiving snail mail:)

Susi#79

Debs Willis said...

Beautiful post card, and what a great idea to save the post office! so much is electronic nowadays, I love getting snail mail (not the bills, obviously!!)

happy WOYWW

Debs #155

Diana Evans said...

Mail...lovely work!!! I love mail

Nan G said...

What lovely snail mail you've received! Molly is a beauty! And so intent in her communing with the wee statue, too. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

Jackie said...

Happy snail mail ........ Love it I to am waiting for some crafty mail to arrive taking so long from USA
Well done on trying to keep post office going I love our little village po never a que !
Jackie 11

Craftychris said...

Your post card is fab and such a brilliant cause too! Snail mail is a good thing, I loving hearing the letterbox clank - except when its a bill! Have a fab week xx #125

Shoshi said...

Lovely creations ready for snail mail, Claire! I think we all agree we like receiving goodies in the post!

Thank you for your lovely comment. I will try and remember to send you my address when we have moved - it will be a while and there's a lot to do meantime. You are so kind!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #96

sharon said...

I love your quote, and thanks for your sweet words Claire, and your even sweeter visit! I love visits, and sure love mail! I would love to exchange a wee mail with you...let me know!

Lynn Holland said...

You've got some nice things on your desk to send put Claire
Lynn xx