Saturday, July 31, 2010

Post office?! (+a giveaway!)

So I FINALLY made it out to the post office to mail some projects/gifts/requests that had been waiting around to be mailed (Including the rag quilt for my sister that had been looking mighty nice draped over my couch.... I definitely need to make one for my living room now!), and I experienced a bit of shock over how much it costs to ship stuff, even regular ground mail (non-priority). After HAVING to buy the "cushioned mailer" envelope because they didn't have ANY of the plain ones in stock, and then paying for postage I paid nearly 5$ each for two packages that each weighed .75oz... and almost 11$ to mail the box with the quilt (which was what I expected there). Am I doing something wrong? What is the secret to affordable postage/shipping?? Flat rate boxes and envelopes? Buying the envelopes elsewhere? Help!

Also, another giveaway I found that sparked my interest, and should spark yours as well! They are giving away a quilting book, four FQs, and a charm pack of Bella solids at Stash Manicure. Hurry on over for your chance to win these great goodies, I'm sure crossing my fingers!

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