Packaging Makes A Difference!
I got another vintage pattern today in the mail. The actual piece of mail came in a plastic bag with a lovely note from the USPS, saying how sorry they were that something happened to my mail:
The actual mailing envelope looked like this and smells like kerosene or some other petroleum product.:
All I was thinking was, I hope my pattern is ok, because this is what I bought, Advance 6712:
Take a better look at the bodice and jacket:
Right. So, I cut the mailer open in the least yucky spot and pulled out a pattern wrapped in a plastic sleeve, completely unharmed! YAY!
A big thank you to Carol, ebay seller easyeightquilts, for taking the extra time to add a little bag to protect the pattern! I've bought many vintage patterns from ebay and independent sellers and this is the first time something like this has happened to me. If you're one of those sellers and are already doing a little extra and protecting our new treasures, thanks! You never know when something like this can happen.
Parting Shot: Orange Lilies. Here are the first orange lilies of the season! Yay for bright colors!