Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Mail Call Monday - {A Bit of...} Retail Therapy

Welcome to a new edition of Mail Call Monday... on a Tuesday!!  I'm not a big shopper, these days.  There simply isn't the budget (or space) for unnecessary purchases.  That being said, today I'm here to share a bit of recent retail therapy.

Here's what happened...

I got a PM (private message) on Ravelry from my (former) supplier of unscented handmade soap.


I contacted the new supplier because B is no longer making an unscented variety.  Here is what she had to say:

Fragrance free soap company (new)
Sent at 7:41 PM October 23, 2020

Here’s a link it’s on Ravelry away in Maine

heart b

After an extended stay in the Quarantine Zone, I finally opened the package over the weekend:

The contents may be small, but it's oh-so-powerful for those with breathing issues and allergies:

Sweet little FREE sample bars from Canary Whisker's Soap Company offered thru a special promotion on Ravelry:

The first bar I tried was so luxurious and pleasantly NOT smelly!!  Thank you, Rebecca, for creating a product that is perfume-free.  The scent-sensitive consumers will find your offerings quite appealing!

But wait!!  There's more...

This purchase came about because of the NEW Midnight Quilter video series on YouTube.  (Warning:  The episode was filled with LOTS uncharitable Craftsy/Bluprint bashing, which got a bit old.)  Angela Walters, formerly of The Midnight Quilt Show fame, owns a shop called Quilting Is My Therapy which sells many of the items included in the videos - so it begins to feel a bit like an infomercial:

Even so, I'm a sucker for a good SALE...

I purchased the Midnight Stars pattern for the quilt from the 1st episode.  I absolutely LOVE the quilt and have since it was originally released!  The pattern was available at a SALE price of 50% off through the end of November.

Can you say NO BRAINER?!?!

I also threw in a couple of items just for fun!  The Quilting Is My Therapy pin is for adding to my Quilt Guild nametag.  A mini Wool Pressing Mat was an inexpensive way to try one out to see if I want to invest in a larger mat:

That's all folks!  I feel rather virtuous, as there were a number of items that threatened to jump in my cart.  While the pattern is waiting for fabric to be chosen, the pin has already found a home on my nametag and the mini pressing mat is on standby near my sewing machine.  No piecing has been done since it arrived.  Soon, though.

Until next time...
Shop SEW responsibly!!


  1. ohhhh Looks like fun is in your future!!

  2. Thanks for the link to Canary Whiskers. I will browse their product line further.

  3. Thanks for the info. I can't really blame Angela for trying to stay in business. All the professional craft people have been kicked to the curb. I also bought the pattern even though I hate the coloration. She does sell quality items that are useful. Craftsy had retained all the artists' work and videos without renumeration. Hopefully, she will get over the blow.

  4. What fun! Those soaps sound divine and always good to support those little shops.

  5. Sounds like you found some good stuff, Joy! That pattern looks like a neat one! It's definitely hard not to over order when you find good deals - I try to be careful about that, too.

  6. I'm glad for you--it's fun to have success when you find a new company for what you need!

  7. Fun, fun, fun! Mail call is always a FUN day! Thanks for the link to Canary Whiskers. My sister is highly sensitive to smells and I'll bet she'd like some of this soap!

  8. Let us know what you think of the wool mat! Glad you find the right soap to substitute! We are very picky about soap and fragrance (or lack thereof) here! Have a great day and enjoy your quilty goodies!

  9. Glad that you were able to find a replacement unscented soap. For those that suffer from chemical sensitivity such things are so necessary. Looking forward to seeing your version of Midnight Stars. Happy stitching (and playing in the stash).

  10. New soaps, how fun! I'm not super sensitive to scent, but so many soaps are just plain stinky. Strong chemical smells...who needs that? I really like my wool mat and I hope it works for you, too. For me, it works because it is so light and portable, easy to move on and off my one and only work surface. And I can put it right on top of my cutting mat safely :)


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