Gorgeous, isn't it? This little beauty appeared in my mailbox this past Saturday, the first to arrive from Hanna's postcard swap. Tari Goerlitz, over at Tales From the Studio Mailbox created it, and oh, do I love it! I've always loved red, and that stitching around the edges creates somewonderful texture. Thanks, Tari!
Now, as to those dangerous postcards. Since, I used some vintage text as the background on mine, I felt a bit apprehensive about popping them into the mail system as postcards. So, I packaged them into envelopes, and my husband, God bless him, agreed to mail them. To be very honest, this involved sighing and eye rolling, but mail them he did during his lunch hour.
A coworker tagged along as he also had some items to mail. The coworker finished much more quickly since his mail did not involve custom forms. He told Phil that he'd wait outside and enjoy the gorgous weather.
Before I proceed any further, let me just add this occurs on a U.S. air force base.
Phil eventually wandered back outside, and in the blink of an eye, found himself and his friend surrounded by military police, complete with guns. It seems as if someone had notified the police that a suspicious character was hanging about the post office. When Phil exited and joined this suspicous character, I gather he became a part of what ever possible terrorist activity was brewing!
After producing his receipt and explaining about the customs forms, the military police "cleared" Phil. His friend had to undergo a bit more scrutiny, but finally they both were allowed to go back to work.
So, if you get a postcard from me, it comes with a bit of history!
My husband says that I "owe him."
I have to say that I giggled and chuckled when he emailed me the story. But then again, I was not the one surrounded by the cops!