Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"They Are Super Cute!"

After a unanimous vote for me calling the MLF to see if they got the check, I finally got around to it today. And I am thrilled to report that, not only did they receive our check, they love the Roamers!

I spoke to Nancy, the Executive Director (aren't I special?). I simply told her that I had sent a check in March but hadn't gotten confirmation that they got it. She looked me up in their system and said "Oh wait! Are you the one that made the penguins?" Can I just tell you all that, at this point, she could have told me they hated them and I wouldn't have heard her cause I was just so thrilled that she made that connection!

But, don't worry, she went on to tell me that they passed the little guys all around the office and that they loved them! She proceeded to apologize a thousand times for me not getting a letter. Though, really, I was just so giddy that they thought the Roamers were "super cute"! She asked me for my address and we discovered that they had my street name misspelled in their database (Treutland is not exactly a common name...). I really do believe that's where the mix-up came in. My post office is very unforgiving. If you address something to "Treutland Street" instead of "Treutland Avenue", it will not get to me. Grrrr.....

Anyhow, I told her that I was still going strong and that one of our yarn boys was in the hands of Kris Letang only days earlier (pictures coming!!). And I did hint that everyone would just be thrilled if she could take some pics of the boys around their office. Hopefully we might see some soon!

So, I'm glad I called them and Nancy was extremely wonderful to talk to! I am just so excited that they really know about the project and I can't wait to send them another check!! (I think we're about halfway there :) )

Next up: Roamers are enjoying this preseason almost as much as the rest of us!


  1. YAY!!!! I'm so glad! You deserve so much effin credit for all the work you put into those lil guys! Thye bring us a lot of joy, I'm glad the MLF loves them, too!

  2. I was so afraid that I was going to have to mention the penguins myself and that they would have no idea what I was talking about. But when she saw my name, she immediately knew who I was! (and after 6 months, no less)

  3. YAY for MLF Roamers! haha That's awesome Stephanie

  4. Woo! That is so exciting!

    I wonder if those of us with Roamers should send in a little note with some pictures of our Roamers, just to reiterate what a huge project this has become? (I love sending and receiving mail, so maybe I'm the only one who likes this idea).

  5. AHH that's so exciting!!
    i hope she sends pictures!!!

  6. certainly have my blessing! :)

  7. Yay! That's so awesome!
    My penguins went bowling recently. I'll be getting pics to you of that soon. ;)


    I was hoping so bad that your Yarn Boys didn't get lost in the mail! So great to hear that they've made it!

    Marc-Andre and Sidney Penguin have been busy for the past few months, but I will get around to collecting the good photos and sending them to you, Steph!

    What an amazing(ly adorable) project this has become!


  9. That's awesome! I don't see how anyone couldn't find these little guys adorable! Glad it got worked out, and it was only a mix up. I would've figured the MLF would love these little penguins just as much as the rest of us!

  10. Yipee! I'm glad everything worked out okay. I can't wait for upcoming pics of the Roamers and Tanger and I hope the MLF takes photos, too. Looking forward to more posts.

  11. I am so very happy for you! How could anyone not love those little penguins? I have even had some Flyers fans admit to how cute they were. I can't wait to see where they all roam.

  12. I am so happy for you and super glad that it all is worked out! That's awesome how she immediately knew it was you. Who couldn't adore them, especially the MLF??

    I really do hope they send photos because that would be pretty amazing.