Thursday, September 3, 2009


Iced tea in the summertime is more than refreshment here in Muddle Manor. It's a necessity!
Lipton has been our brew of choice for more years than I can remember. It's always served us well. It's just as good in the wintertime as hot tea. I don't know what their problem is, but every single bag in the last box I opened has not been sealed. Look at this mess! I can't pull one out of its little envelope without it spilling all over the counter, and the tea pitcher is full of tea grounds as well. Bummer. I did sent Lipton an email message, but so far no reply.

edited to add: I received an email this morning from Unilever, the parent company of Lipton apologizing and saying there were coupons in the mail to replace the faulty bags. Good job!

The summer heat has melted (literally) some of my pretty flowers, so I was happy to see some replacements available when I went to buy chicken feed.
And I was really happy to see tomato plants. Hopefully I'll get these planted this evening.

On a still brighter note, I received some fabric in the mail today from one of my favorite ebay sellers. One of the fabrics I'd ordered was not in the package, but another had been substituted - not a problem ordinarily but I have special plans for that fabric. After some emails back and forth, she is very kindly sending me the fabric I wanted at no charge! Don't you love it when people do the right thing. For sure, I'll keep on buying fabric from her.

Enjoy your day!

Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Holy cow -- you can plant tomatoes this late and still get a tomato? That's amazing! And fabulous too!!!

Annie said...

I wonder if anyone else has had problems with the tea. Maybe you should follow up your email with a hard copy. Very annoying.

Margaret said...

I thought at first it was ants on the bench. Tomato plants , you must be able to grow them all year round. We put ours in after the first week in November just to make sure all the frosts have gone

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Yes, it replaces my faith in people when they do the right thing. My 6th grade teacher told me once about how much she did not like to wash dishes. To make herself have a better attitude, she went out and bought a bottle of Joy dishwashing liquid. It made her begin to think joyful thoughts about meals and china. She wrote the company, telling them how their dish washig liquid changed here attitued, they answered with a nice letter and a free bottle of Joy dishwashing liquid. She has long since passed away, but I think of her everytime I see Joy in the stores. Love your pretty fabric! Looks like you are going to have some fun stitching time! blessings,Kathleen