I have to assume this is not the USPS, but some shipping store? If it is the USPS they might be breaking the law. If it's a shipping store, they're probably violating their contract with which ever shipping company or companies they use, including the USPS if they collect mail for them.
I know you can't get back the hours and that it's heartbreaking when a package gets lost, but when you insure you should insure for the retail value of the contents. Cost and value aren't the same thing and you should insure for value.
It's pretty cool! It's a juried show so everything is of a certain quality. I guess it's Edgefield's 2 biggest days of the year. A dear friend of mine is on the Board of Directors, so I'll go one of the days, but I'm not an artist selling work there. She keeps handing me the form, but I just can't wrap my creative mind around garden & patio art.
The 2008 Annual Garden Art Show at McMenamins Edgefield is July 22 & 23; 1 - 8 pm. The show features more than 70 talented artists spread throughout the beautiful grounds of historic Edgefield.
Rooted in Portland, Oregon, Cracked Pots sprouted in 1998... [and] are deeply committed to sustainable living and to reclaiming items headed to landfills by transforming them into whacky and wondrous works of garden ornamentation.
Many more Cracked Pots have since joined this nonprofit organization, collaborating with other groups in a ceaseless dedication to build stronger communities through grassroots, sustainable art projects. We exhibit the work of over 80 Northwest artists who are committed to making provocative art for the garden from recycled, reclaimed and reworked material.
My favorite is the little house. I'm a sucker for a little house.
So smart of you to check out what type of book you were picking before taking it home! I'd've been so excited about free books that I could feel good about repurposing that I'd have not noticed they were inappropriate for my purposes until I was sitting down to use them. Eek!
I just got back from a lovely potluck/picnic brunch with the girls and the wristlet mimiw made for me was a big hit! And this is a crowd of sewers and artists and people who sew as art and get paid for it, so... neener, neener, neener! pthghp!