Thursday, June 17, 2010

SURPRISE PACKAGE





Yesterday I received some mail and it was a small packet from my friend Pat Winter. When I opened it up out popped all these pretty ribbons and co-ordinating silkies. The "piece- de-resistance" was a package of staples. What you say? Staples? Well these are staples that maybe some of you have never seen before. They are colored and metallic.

There is a little story that goes with this. Back last winter Pat mailed me something and my little eye spied a green staple. I had never seen a colored staple before so that started me on the trail. I went back to Pat and she said she found them at Wal-Mart. Well off I went and asked a woman working in the office supplies where were the green staples. Well she gave me the old fisheye and said we have no green staples and I have never seen any. Well Pat found some more and she very kindly sent me some green ones. Well in this little gift was a box of 4 different colored staples. They say they are for scrapbooking, papercrafting, etc. so I assume that is the type of store where Pat found them. Whatever I am very pleased to have some. Harv said are you going to take them in and out of the stapler and I said no of course not - they will go in the kitchen stapler and everyone will get a color and he can use the silver ones upstairs in his den.

So if I send you something that is stapled guess what color you will get - yellow, pink, turquoise or the luscious green. Harv said I never thought a box of staples would get you that excited. We women are strange creatures. Keep the diamonds and give us the little stuff. I must add that along with this was the most beautiful card. My pic of it does not do it justice. I will save it and make something very special out of it.

One last small thing is something I had seen on the lists mainly from the Australian gals.
They talked about the new tape that sticks to itself but does not stick to anything you wrap it around. They were using it around spools of thread, etc. You just unwrap, take your thread and re-wrap. No fuss - no mess. Well somewhere within this past year I found it and ordered 2 spools - one for here and one to take to Florida. I wrap it around all my small boxes of items and if they fall they do not open. I took a pic so you can see it. It is called Hugo's new Amazing tape. The only address on it is: LA, Calif. You could google it and find out who is selling it. I have almost used the whole roll in Florida and will be ordering more the next time I see it.

3 comments:

maggi21 said...

What a great assortment. Love the idea of the coloured staples. The card is so lovely, no wonder you want to do something with it.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Coloured staples? Only us creative types would understand how fun they'd be. I've yet to see that tape here in Canada but that's not to say it isn't here. Lovely treasures to arrive in the mail!

Gina E. said...

This Aussie hasn't seen that new tape! Was it written up in a craft magazine or did you see it on somebody's blog, Freda?
I like the idea of coloured staples too - very cute and feminine. I remember when I first saw a coloured glider clip - I wasn't happy until I got a box of them for myself!