Good Thursday to you all. Well, we got mail yesterday--for the first time in almost two weeks. I'm not really being contrary on this. I said yesterday that we have more and bigger mountains of snow than we have ever seen in the nearly fifteen years we have lived here. The mail boxes appear to be sitting on top of four foot drifts. That is the height to which the plows have pushed snow from the street. But the mail trucks couldn't get near enough to the boxes for the driver to reach them. Even during the summer, if one of our neighbors parks too close to the boxes, we don't get delivery. For us the mail isn't a bid deal usually. We weren't expecting anything important and the only bills had already arrived by e-mail. I did get a seed catalog I wish I had gotten earlier. But I will definitely consider it for next year.
However, this is something I am totally contrary about. I hadn't heard of the quilt pattern, Light in the Valley, so I had to look it up. I just don't see what is "copyrightable" about it. It is a pretty pattern but it is essentially a bargello needlepoint pattern translated into a pieced quilt. It seems to me that someone has had an attack of money-grubbiness and it isn't pretty.