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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

days off are for people with salaries.

today brought me fourteen new patterns, starting with the one above from delphine in portland.



the rest of today's stack included these envelopes from augustas in lithuania,..



...these ones from rose in new york,...



...these from katie in philadelphia,...



...and these from michelle in london.

of all of today's discoveries, the diamond pattern from lithuania and the banners from london are the most fascinating to me. what can i say? i am a sucker for the foreign stuff. and as per usual, the british packages don't disappoint. my big huge stacj of contributions is now down to four remaining packages and i am starting to feel a bit sad. these daily indentifications have fallen into a comforting routine for me. i can't wait until collection phase two launches!.

as of today, i have reached 281 patterns.

speaking of sadness, by the way, my good friend from pittsburgh, al, has just launched a fantastic new blog called city of sad toys. it's participatory and contribution-based, so can get involved, too. i am happy to say that today's entry is one of my contribtuions. way to go, al. keep it sad.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh yay! I'm glad the banners were new to you. I've only come across them once, but the envelope came from the British equivalent of a school board, so I know it's not corporate branding (British school boards don't have that kind of money).

Rose said...

Yay! The envelopes arrived happy and with some new prints for you!

:D

-Rose

sweetie pie press said...

oh yes, ladies. and thank you so much. your contributions actually arrived some time ago. then there is the process of sorting them all that is taking me forever.

michelle, those little banners are incredible!

Laura said...

I love the title of your post... so true. *sigh*... but I wouldn't trade my creative freedom for a salary or any day off...

sweetie pie press said...

it's worth it.

but when i am still working and it's christmas eve i realize that i am both my own bob cratchit and my own ebenezer scrooge.