New IBOL World HQ

New IBOL World HQ

Really, there’s a warehouse. And this is it. No, there’s no fancy IBOL sign out front — this is the Army, after all. And yes, it is very tempting to go and alter the “not a dumping site” sign to say something funnier — but this is the Army, and that’s not OK to do.

So, what’s inside? About 100 bundles. Okay, maybe 120.

Waiting for delivery instructions

I think I have another ~150 that need to be moved over to the warehouse. But this is where they go!


56 Responses to “New IBOL World HQ”

  1. Carol Says:

    Well done!!!! I’m sending a couple more badly bundled bundles tomorrow….
    The Inept Bundler

    • Phebe Smith Says:

      I have a package ready to send but I need an address ASAP. Sorry I waited so long. You are doing wonderful work. Phebe

  2. Kathleen Says:

    oh my goodness but that’s a HUGE warehouse!!!!
    I notice the total jumped to 449 YIPPEEEEEEEEE

  3. quiltdivajulie Says:

    Too cool … just too cool!

  4. Lynne Says:

    449 – Awesome! You must be going to get an avalanche soon! That’s a BIG warehouse, I hope we fill it up with bundles!

  5. Linda Says:

    My, my, what a nice warehouse you have, IBOL Guy! I’m grinning from ear to ear ’cause I think we can fill a lot of square feet now. Yeah!!!!!

  6. kern Says:

    So good to see! I can’t wait to hear how we did!

  7. Pasha Plum Says:

    So cool! I have 6 more going in the mail tomorrow.

  8. Patty Matthews Says:

    I am totally excited to see what the next 2 weeks bring. IBOL guy: You must be excited to be getting ready to be at home with your family. You did a GREAT job. Thanks. A milloin thanks really! Thanks for organizing this and MORE thanks for your service to this country. You make me proud!

  9. Ruthie Says:

    I have 2 more boxed up and ready to go tomorrow.

  10. Sandy Says:

    Yikes, I just found out about this and can just make the deadline if you send me the address. Near and dear to my heart as my husband was career Air Force and I have two sons-in-law who continue to deploy to Iraq. Packing my box tonight, hoping to get the address in time to mail it tomorrow. (Already have APO boxes because one daughter and son-in-law are stationed overseas!)

  11. Mary Ann Scanlon Says:

    Another one off in the AM. Thanks so much for all your doing!

  12. marsha Says:

    One dozen packages headed your way from moms (who only had 2 days to get their act together on this one!) from the Green Mountain neighborhood of Lakewood Colorado. Hooray! I love to see the number of bundles growing – Marsha

  13. stephanie Says:

    One more box gathered from friends will be in the mail tomorrow!!! Thank you for helping US reach out in PEACE to our Iraqi brothers and sisters!!! Wishing you happy times ahead with your family!!

  14. Melissa (The Daily Mel) Says:

    Very cool! My stuff is all bundled up and packaged. I’m dropping it off at the post office on my way to work. 🙂

  15. Patti Says:

    Great warehouse! my Honolulu bundle will go out tomorrow 09/08 you are doing a good thing I am proud of you…Aloha Patti

  16. Marge Stromgren Says:

    Great job. Wish the article in the Honolulul Advertiser had been a bit earlier. Marge

  17. jennbenn Says:

    Hello again!
    I sent my first bundle a while back, I have another one to go, however I need the new address.
    I would have done this sooner, but had a family emergency/tradgedy earlier this week.
    Thank you!

  18. obscure Says:

    2 bundles coming your way today with garment sized pieces of fabric, plenty of yarn and notions, too. It’s amazing what one can pack in that box!

    Thank YOU!

  19. IBOL Guy's MOM Says:

    Say something more in your blog about how distribution is going to be done. Love you, MOM

    • IBOL Guy Says:

      I will. When I get it all figured out. First ~130 bundles went out locally, with two units from my area. But now I’m waiting for Thursday — I have an actual meeting to go to about all this.

  20. patsijean Says:

    Oh, dear, I hope this will not be too late. I just learned about the Bundles of Love and have fabric, zippers, buttons etc. that I can donate. Please send me the address and any info I might need so I can send you about 4 bundles. I have a large stash and know I can donate that much.

    Thank you,
    Patricia Clements

  21. Doris Says:

    I know today is the last day to post, but I can definitely get something to you TODAY! Just shoot me the address, and I’ll get it to the PO before 5:00 p.m.

    Great project idea, and I’m happy to help you out!


  22. Kit Says:

    Woohoo! Just shipped out 4 boxes. Will blog about them (and our IBOL sundaes) as soon as I can get my camera to cooperate. Boys loved drawing pictures for you! 🙂 No sweet note, though- just my heartfelt THANK YOU here for a job well done. Wow, what a cool thing you have brought about. We are so glad to be a part of it.

    THANK YOU and bless you,

  23. Lynne Says:

    Wow! You hit 500 bundles! Remember when you could hardly say that in your out loud voice! All the rest will be gravy! Actually, I think the rest will be an avalanche. Or a sandstorm. Or tsunami. Can’t wait to see.

    thanks for allowing us all to help.


  24. MARIGOLD Says:

    2 boxes on their way from Norfolk, VA. Thank you for the opportunity to gift someone on the other side of the world with my surplus. And thanks for your service to our country!

  25. Kathleen Says:

    Mailed two this morning from Upstate New York!!! Hmmm – let’s see – about a week from now, the numbers should hit their peak…

    what fun that will be to see……..

  26. Lisa Says:

    Sending one more out today! Sew Momma Sew said they had about 160 – the postal people are not going to be very happy with you! Good luck.

  27. Magpie Sue Says:

    Woohoo! 500 bundles! I can’t wait to see what the final tally will be!

  28. Java Jane Says:

    A note to IBOL Guy’s Mom. Has anyone told you recently what a wonderful job you did when raising your son? Pat on the back, IBOL Guy’s Mom!

  29. Jeanne Says:

    Realize this maybe too late since I read 9/4 newspaper last night but I woud like to donate a box full of buttons, and snaps. please give me address .

  30. honoria Says:

    What do I do about the required recipient phone number on the customs form?!

    I was trying to fill it out online but I’m stuck. Otherwise, I’m all boxed up and ready to go! =)

  31. Patti B Says:

    I’d like to add my thanks to you for having such a brilliant Super Secret Project and for letting us all help you and the Iraqi people. A box is on its way from Springfield, Oregon. The local POs have been out of the APO flat rate boxes for almost two weeks — eek!

  32. JulieZS Says:

    I’m ready to go to the P.O. to just make the deadline. Hope to hear what the address is in time. Thanks for hosting this whole thing, really excited and proud to participate!

  33. Cathy Winter Says:

    Help! I’ve two IBOLs ready to mail by the deadline and cannot find the APO address (it’s lost under my clutter of fabric & thread, I’m sure.
    Please send address as soon as you can — and I’ll travel West until I find a post office still open to get these two IBOLs speedily on their way to you ….

    many thanks, Cathy in Texas

  34. Sue Says:

    I really was thankful that I could be part of this. Maybe someone else will pick up where you left off???

    Thanks for all of your work and commitment.

  35. Carol E Says:

    Am I crazy or is it someone else? I can’t find any pictures from Sundae Sunday.

  36. Kit Says:

    made the deadline and I just posted 6 bundles and pack so much, I wonder…have any of the bundles exploded?
    It would be so nice if someone took over now that you are on you way back home. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  37. Happy Zombie Says:

    “not a dumping site” followed by “but this is the Army”… oh you don’t know how badly the squid in me could have some fun with that!

    Kidding aside, I love seeing IBOL bloom and bloom and bloom!!!!

  38. Alice Hayden Says:

    IBOL Guy, I see the count has jumped another 51 bundles. But I don’t see any other osting today. I hope you haven’t been buried by all the packages of LOVE. I’m thinking this is only the tip of the iceberg. Expect the counts to increase exponentially each day. This is great!

  39. Ruth Offer Says:

    IBOL Guy – only just come across your site yesterday – what a fantastic idea. Has anybody taken over the hot seat or is this going to fizzle now that you will be returning home. Did a bit of advertising (via word of mouth in our shop) for you here in Tenterfield NSW AUSTRALIA – now have a couple of customers interested!! What to do? Let me know if we can still come on board – Tenterfield has a large Quilting/crafts etc community – never know what might happen!

  40. Martha Appleberry Says:

    I just read this on Sept 9, 2009! I am so disappointed. I have lots of stuff to share. Please let me know if there is a follow on opportunity.

  41. Melly Testa Says:

    I would love to participate but I would understand if I were too late.

  42. Lucie Says:

    I’m confused. Is it closed or can I still sneak a couple of bundles in? Where should I send them?

  43. Bev Says:

    I’ve read number of boxes in comments but where is the total number listed? Can’t wait to find out the final number. Great work and fabulous response from all the donors.

  44. Joanne Gasperik Says:

    I have become an IBOL addict – and I have only know about it since Karey Bresenhan put the word out a week ago. In the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I am re-reading all the notes on every page. This is LOVE in action. How fabulous that this great idea has taken hold and has grown to huge proportions. Thank you for all the work – for all the email replies – for all the concern and care. I am neglecting my chores while I wait with baited breath for the next update. GOD BLESS EVERY ONE OF YOU in this project.

  45. Janet Says:

    Package mailed. New post about it today on our blog, complete with kitteh photo! Thanks, thanks, thanks!

  46. figmentofcogitation Says:

    Got my bundle mailed out on Saturday, stuffed as full as the limits of the cardboard would allow. I can’t wait to find out what the final count will be.

    Thanks for coordinating this project and giving us the opportunity to do contribute something from our abundance. You’re my hero, IBOL Guy.

  47. Junior & Orion and their Mom Says:

    IBOL Guy……I missed the due date, but if this continues I want to send a bundle. I will watch here for details on if this project will be continuing.

    You are awesome!!!!!


  48. Carol Says:

    where are you, IBOL guy? I mailed 3 packages yesterday…..

  49. Eugenia Potter Says:

    Oh, no, today is Sept. 9, and I didn’t find out about this until today. If someone takes this up, and IBOL is continued, will you be letting people know? I have lots of yarn that could be bundled up.


  50. myheritagefabrics Says:

    We found out late and would like to know if there will be another round? If possible, send address and we will send MORE. You should have known that sewers are the most generous people…thanks for the great work you are doing. Wish we could help pass them out!

  51. lindsey Says:

    is that Speicher?

  52. Carol Says:

    OMG!! Again and again…. Congratulations on such a successful project. We are just glad to have participated in some small way. Keep us posted, and we’ll try the sundae topping soon. (Received this a little late for the original date, but what the heck??)
    Love and hugs, Carol and family

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