While there have been several mishaps the past eighteen months, here are the most notable:
Upon moving, the mailman refused to forward our mail (slippery mind, I suppose) which meant that I had to drive 20 miles to fetch our mail from our old address every few days. This problem was finally fixed when I locked the mailbox closed at the old house which prevented him from delivering no matter how hard he tried.
Last fall was the great Siggie Block Swap. I made 70 of those suckers, They weren't that hard but signing them drove me nuts. I just couldn't get the writing to look as nice as I wanted it to. Never fear. I got to do them all over again after the first 70 I sent failed to arrive. I think my signatures were better the second time around. Silver lining, eh?
In February I sent a friend in Germany a couple of jellyrolls and some cuts of fabric. It's not what you're thinking....the package arrived in Germany safe and sound. But she sent me out a package a week later that never arrived. (We've determined that our packages usually take 7-10 to get to each other.) So, she faithfully sent another package the first week of April. This has also failed to arrive.
And last, but not least, the potholders I made for the swap are MIA. Egad! I've remade them now but I think I liked the first ones better. I'm just sad that someone didn't get theirs on time. I hope the originals don't end up in a trash bin somewhere.
Okay, this post is quite whiney. I actually had a reason for writing about this so I will get off the pity potty now. This arrived yesterday:
Aren't they lovely? And guess where they are from? My friend Melanie in Germany. It is the package she sent out March 8th. Which means it only took 6 short weeks to get here. Obviously, it came by canoe. Maybe there is hope for my siggie blocks yet.