Look at these buds just bursting open! I am so excited to feel a hint of spring in the air. I have an elevated back deck that gives me the feeling I am up in a tree house, and one of the trees that shades it is starting to do some very interesting things. As I snapped the picture, a little honey bee flew right onto one of the front branches. It went right to the blossom! If you enlarge the picture I wonder if you can see it.
Every year at this time, I find myself wishing that I had taken the time to plant some daffodils back in October. My husband discovered this pot on our side yard, and what a surprise it was! Evidently the people we bought our house from thought farther ahead than we did!
Thanks for all the opinions on fabric packaging in response to my post yesterday. I appreciated them one and all, even if you didn't agree with me. Even the nice lady (brave soul was she to disagree with me), who told me to let it go, that there are more important things in life than fabric folding. lol I love you one and all, truly. Thank you for reading my blog, thank you for taking the time to comment and thank you for feeling comfortable to express your feelings to me even if they aren't the same as mine.
Many people said they didn't really care how the fabric was packaged as long as it arrived promptly and undamaged. Lots of you said that packaging was VERY important to you. Some said they really appreciated nice packaging, but did not want to pay more for it.
So here is my little experiment. I took my sad little bundles and undid them and put them back in the zip lock bag my own way. A way that I think is much more aesthetically pleasing.
I used the same zip lock bag they were sent to me in. And they would have fit even better in the same Priority Mail envelope they were squished into. (Which I ripped apart in my excitement to get at the fabric).
It took me about 45 seconds to arrange the fabric nicely and slip it into the zip lock bag. Probably less time than it took someone to tie that pathetic string around the stacks of fabric. So, no extra time spent in fancy packaging materials. No extra cost in postage. Less than a minute to show "I care".
One reader thought I was advocating extra and possibly costly packaging. Not at all. You don't need ribbons and tissue and confetti to make a dozen fat quarters look appealing. Just fold and stack them carefully--that's all you need to do. No extra materials, no extra cost.
I am standing firm. As my old boss used to say, "I'll die on this hill". I like a decent presentation, whether I pay more for it or not (which I don't think I should have to do). Taking the time to arrange the fabric prettily shows that someone cares and wants the person on the other end to be pleased with their purchase. To some, it may be a small thing. But not to me.