First of all, so many of you liked the mitten picture and I cannot take credit for it! My friends, Donna and Shirley, often send me wonderful photos that they know I will just love and I pass many on to the blog readers. I’m not even sure where they find them but it’s like looking at an old Country Living or Country Home magazine. Remember those? I lived for the day the mailman delivered them!
Here is the box it came in –
There’s lots of info on the box that couldn’t be seen online, such as:
“Kills up to 20 rats” – does that mean it’s worn out when you get to the 21st?
“Do not use in barns, stables, or similar dusty conditions” – what the ___! Where do they think the rats live?
“When a rodent is caught, the green light will flash for one week. Turn the unit off, remove old batteries and dispose of rodent. Bait the trap again and insert the batteries. A red light indicates that the batteries no longer have enough power to kill a rodent. Replace with 4 new batteries. The old batteries may still be used for other products that use AA batteries.” —- I’ll bet you have to replace the 4 batteries after each catch.
“Do not let your scent be transferred to the trap.” What? How am I to bait it and get it to the barn? And what about the dogs’ scent?
And when I ordered it I read the number as xxxxx-4 rat trap. I thought that meant I was getting 4 traps for $45 but no, that was the cost of one trap. Yikes! Guess I should have read more carefully somewhere. Ugh.
Bullseye – nope, not a word from either Simple Simon or Martingale. Hmmmm. Betty suggested I use sashing between my wild blocks and I’m going to try that. I’ll bet I will like it. And many of you are searching for and finding your unfinished blocks from our sew-along last year. This is a good time to finish! I’ll be expecting lots of Bullseye finishes by spring.
I was at Connie’s house last week and she is sorting and organizing for her sale which, by the looks of it, will be huge! It will be either March 25-26 and/or April 1-2. She had intended to offer Civil War fat eighths by mail this month but time got away. After a visit to the post office, she discovered that the cost to mail 1 yard of fabric cut into 8 fat eighths was $5.10. At our last sale we priced fabric at $4.50 a yard making this 1 yard of fabric for $9.60. We all know how sky high postage is but what do you think? She is leaving for Florida next week and will be gone a month so you have time to consider. If you’re in the Midwest, think about coming for the sale – you could even stay over at the Garner Inn and Suites – we could all go out to eat Friday night! It would be like the good old days!
When we’ve had sales in the past, readers have felt left out of the fun because they couldn’t shop so we have tried to make fabric available but she also has tons of antiques and primitives. Makes me sad to see them go because I remember when she bought them and where but I know they’ll get good homes!
Have I covered all the questions? If not remind me.
Here’s Telly for a change.
So it’s Saturday – college basketball all afternoon! I’ll watch from the sewing room because it’s too cold to go anywhere.