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The mystery package from Australia

This was from a Postcrosser in Australia, who had already sent me a postcard a few weeks ago. However there was nothing in the package or exterior that said it was in relation to that postcard, and since in PX, you don't get the name/address of who sends you the card (unless they write it on the card themselves), I didn't know who could have sent this; the name/address were unfamiliar to me.

tldr, I messaged them via PX to ask if this was them - the most recent Australian PX'er I'd received from - and yes, it was them. Apparently they just... wanted to be nice and send me a bunch of stuff. Which is awesome, if expensive (see postage above). Also, I am amazed that a twine-wrapped package arrived. The USPS doesn't want that anymore because it catches on things, but maybe because it was from overseas? Note the twine is actively slipping off.


(I blacked out the address but those of you in PX: it has the same format as a PX label, which is why I started digging in PX looking for them)

So now I feel it's OK to share the pix! Maybe I should've done an unboxing. Heh. Welp it's still pix for now!

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Postcrossing quilt: fabric update!

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From NL-4747200:
"I send you small samples of folklore fabric. There are a few old women in the village who wear some of it. Its disappears and that's a shame. It's still for sale and I enjoyed making face masks out of it. So you're in luck! ^_^ The black/white and the bleu/white, red is still worn here in our cosy village"
The village name is Veere.
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Anahuac NWR

We tried again. Practically nothing. Welp, this is why we don't come in the fall, right? Supposedly lots of waterfowl passing through, but maybe they were all hunkering down for the incoming hurricane.

(Which so far looks like it'll hit poor battered Louisiana again, but we'll get some rain)

There were, however, MANY blackbellied whistling ducks (BBWD). And I think they're beautiful, so that was nice to see all of them. :)

We also saw several osprey, which somehow I didn't have on the list yet, so: #94 is ospreys.

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Postcrossing quilt: fabric update

From US-7026082:
"Here's a piece of fabric from the "Quilt Wisconsin" line from 2014. It was designed for the WI Quilt Shop Hop that happens in June of each year. I hope it finds a small place in your PC Quilt. Make something beautiful."
I adore this concept and love all the WI town names in the postmarks!


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Big Year update

Huxrin was up in the wee hours and heard a great horned owl. Since that's often the only way to know they're around, that counts as a "sighting" :)

That's #93! I don't know if we'll make 100 this year, I'm not going to worry about it much.

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Postcrossing quilt: fabric update!

From DE-9616677:
Früher habe ich auch genaht, aber nie einen Quilt. Ich finde Deine Idee sehr schon. So bringst du von überall auf de Welt etwas in deinem Quilt. (I have to think of unity and peace) Da du nicht viel Stoff aus Afrika hast, habe ich Dir etwas mitgeschickt (Nigeria). Ich hoffe du hast weiterhin viel Freude! Der rote Stoff ist von Deutschland. :)
I used to sew too, but never a quilt. I think your idea is very nice. So you can bring something in your quilt from all over the world. (I have to think of unity and peace) Since you don't have much material from Africa, I sent you something (Nigeria). I hope you continue to enjoy yourself! The red fabric is from Germany. :)



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Postcrossing quilt: fabric update!

From BG-143468: "Greetings from Bulgaria, the land of roses! The piece of fabric is Bulgarian embroidery. The embroidery is sewn on fabric decoration. It is applied to almost all clothes, part of the Bulgarian folk costume, both in men's and women's clothing throughout Bulgaria. The most used are white, red and black, with green, blue, yellow and brown playing a complementary role."


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