Branson, Missouri - Stone Castle Hotel -March 2nd thru March 8th 2013

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Karla replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 6:48 PM

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judy, i once sent a letter to my aunt in springfield, oregon.   i wrote down the zipcode wrong.   instead of reading the state, the postal people,  just kept forwarding it to all the springfields around the country, and there are a lot.   hoping, i guess to get it to a zipcode that semi-matched.   i thought it was pretty funny, but my poor aunt was steamed, at me, for being so stupid that her christmas card was 6 months late.   oh, and she was upset that the envelope was dirty and torn,  i think she's lucky it ever arrived.

Unfortunately, it is automated equipment that reads the addresses on mail and not any people until it gets to the mail carrier.  This has been the way mail is processed since the mid 1980's.  I know this because I was an Automation Specialist in the USPS for about 20 years.  The mail keeps going to the place represented by the barcode which is sprayed on during the first time through the system.  We commonly referred to this as "loop mail" as it can make circles around the system until some human actually sees the piece of mail and obliterates that pesky barcode.  The automated equipment reads the city, state and zipcode, but if there is a conflict it used to automatically default to the zipcode.  I think they have made many improvements to the system since I worked there (I retired 6 years ago), so this doesn't happen as frequently as it used to.  I would recommend never guessing at a zipcode, when in doubt, leave it out.

 

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gini replied on Wed, Jan 16 2013 2:32 AM

karla this happened a long time ago.  i stopped sending out christmas cards in the seventies.  i wasn't guessing at the zipcode,  i just transposed numbers. 

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Nana replied on Mon, Jan 21 2013 11:44 AM

Only about 6 more weeks.  Is everybody getting excited?????

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Nana:

Only about 6 more weeks.  Is everybody getting excited?????

 

Yep.  This morning I asked George to get down the larger suitcase. He thought I was nuts. I told him it takes a lot of planning to make it simple. He doesn't comprehend that at all. Throw something in a suitcase an hour before leaving is his style.

I do have my projects pre cut and in bags. Except for the One Block Wonder. I haven't cut that up yet. Donna at the quilt shop is going to help me with that step. I'll sew it together at retreat. I'm bringing three projects I think.

Leaving home at 6pm on the 27th to fly to Chicago and then Bloomington, IL. See you guys on the 2nd. Hope to be there by 4pm. Earlier if I can rouse George out of bed. About a nine hour drive from his sister's place in Bloomington.


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Nana replied on Mon, Jan 21 2013 3:35 PM

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Just put George in the car the night before and wrap him in some warm quilts.   Then you can leave whenever you want and he can continue to sleep.

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Nana:

Judy

Just put George in the car the night before and wrap him in some warm quilts.   Then you can leave whenever you want and he can continue to sleep.

 

Good suggestion, I'll keep that in mind Nana.

 


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I am truly excited! I wish it was this weekend. except that I still don't know what I am going to work on. I think I will bring some UFO's and try to get some of them finished. And I hope it is warmer than it was today. It didn't get out of the 20's today. BTW, Happy birthday to Barbara!

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Donna replied on Mon, Jan 21 2013 7:34 PM

I wish it wasnt until May,  I will be back in MO the middle of may for my daughters graduation.

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Donna:

I wish it wasnt until May,  I will be back in MO the middle of may for my daughters graduation.

 

It's the first week of March so perhaps you could attend after all?


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Nana replied on Mon, Jan 21 2013 7:48 PM

I had a handwork project all ready to go.  Well instead of leaving the bag alone I started working on the pieces.  Now I am going to have to get another project ready because this one is going to be finished before I come to retreat....LOL>   Maybe I will put the blocks together to make the quilt at retreat....hmmm.   But I already have 2 piecing projects cut and bagged.  Wonder how much sewing I will be doing????

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Donna replied on Mon, Jan 21 2013 7:53 PM

I wont be back in MO until May

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Jan 21 2013 11:13 PM

Judy T-Bellingham:

This morning I asked George to get down the larger suitcase. He thought I was nuts....Leaving home at 6pm on the 27th to fly to Chicago and then Bloomington, IL. See you guys on the 2nd. Hope to be there by 4pm. 

This retreat is in March, correct?  I'm with George on this one, Judy.  I'm thinking about projects at this point, but nothing is packed yet, and I certainly won't start filling the suitcase with clothes until a few days before.  Goodness, you're making me nervous.


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Nana replied on Mon, Jan 21 2013 11:51 PM

I am getting all my projects ready and then will get all my sewing necessities into a carry case.   Then I will start thinking about clothes and what I will absolutely need.  I will be packing as lightly as possible since there are three of us riding together.   I will also need to make sure I have room for purchases. I want to check out the LQS for oriental fabrics for my next big project.  The closer it gets the more anxious I will become.   Can hardly wait to get to see Judy agan.   And of Nancy and Gini.  Sorry Kris won't be at this one.   It has also been a long time since I last saw Darlene.   I just love Darlene and Larry.   I am going to have an amazing time traveling with Diana and Andrea.   It will be like a party before we ever get to retreat and on top on that we are stopping in Paducah for a day.   So fun .

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Leslie replied on Tue, Jan 22 2013 5:15 AM

Nana, there are 2 quilt shops in Branson, one is huge the other small but has some nice stuff,  they are always on my shop hop in March which will start on the 8th,  then there are some not far away in Arkansas, that are nice,  it wouldn't take but maybe 45min to an hour to go to

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We could always do our own shop hop. We will have all week.

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