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Friday, 16 January 2009

On December 13 I mailed six gifts to the US. To my knowledge only four have arrived. I have no idea of what has happened to the other two - what is it with the postal system? I'll own up that I missed the deadline by a couple of days for mailing in time for Christmas, but surely they have had plenty of time to get there now? One missing package contained one of the tiny Christmas Crackers (see here) and a birthday gift and the other the above pincushion with Swaroski crystal and pearl pins. Still, ever the optimistic, they may eventually arrive and if they don't I will re-stitch! The pincushion is a CA Wells' pattern and is stitched on 35ct white Brussels linen with white perle no 12 and a pink AVAS silk floss although I cannot remember the shade number. 

Still no luck with the Charland mistletoe charm but a thank you to all those who searched their stash and/or contacted their LNS. I guess I will have to wait for the one I have on order but in the meantime I will 'finish' the ornament and stitch the charm on later.

It's dull and gloomy yet again. Will the Summer ever arrive? Will I ever see sunlight again? Will I ever sit out in the garden and feel sunlight on my face? I'm SAD!

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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  • On 16 January 2009 at 12:10, Blogger Vonna

    WOW...both the crackers and your CA wells projects are beautiful...I hope they come up soon, as it would be a tragedy for such beautiful things to be lost...
    You are forever inspiring with your gorgeous stitching and finishing.

  • On 16 January 2009 at 12:46, Blogger Robin

    Your stitching is so pretty! I hope your packages to the states will arrive at some point. That is SOOO frustrating and you just wonder where it is???? I'll cross my fingers that they eventually find their way to their intended destinations. I hate I missed the ornament challenge sign up this year but I'm still going to try and stitch one per month...I'll post them to my blog and hopefully just following yours will inspire me to actually finish 1 per month!

  • On 16 January 2009 at 14:05, Blogger staci

    How awful that your gifts haven't arrived to their recipients yet! But that pincushion, oh my! It has me drooling over it's gorgeous-ness!!!

  • On 16 January 2009 at 16:17, Blogger Cindy F.

    I hope your packages show up soon. Your pieces are so beautiful, they need to arrive at their destinations:)

  • On 16 January 2009 at 17:39, Blogger valerie

    Oh no! How awful that the packages are in limbo! So when can I come over for the finishing lesson on the pincushion?! =P I do hope that they get to their destinations. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  • On 16 January 2009 at 19:23, Blogger Katrina

    Hope your packages show up soon, it's so annoying when they disappear. Love, love, love the piece, it's so pretty.

  • On 16 January 2009 at 19:35, Blogger Theresa

    I'm skeptical on the postal service here as well, especially during Christmas season.... My mail is all messed up now cause I've been moving.... I really hope your packages will eventually find their way. They are too beautiful to be lost.

    We have plenty of sunshine here in California, hold on, I'm sending some of it your way!!!!

  • On 16 January 2009 at 21:48, Blogger tammie

    hiya carol sorry i havent been around much lately your stitching is so incredible well done.. i am so sorry that two parcel did not arrive all that hard work. well done on winning margrets blog and dont worry i love being indoors as then i can do as much stitching as i like when the summer is here i have to watch the kids in the garden and hardly get chance to do anything. But i am sure it will come soon take care

  • On 16 January 2009 at 22:34, Blogger doris

    Certain the cosmic postal goddess wouldn't let such gorgeous works become lost forever. My fingers are crossed.

  • On 17 January 2009 at 01:48, Blogger Daffycat

    I hope your presents arrive...It's so sad when stitchy gifts go astray.

  • On 17 January 2009 at 13:07, Blogger Patti

    I really hope your packages have already shown up because they are just gorgeous. Your stitching and finishing is beyond praise! Lots of Love Patti xxx

  • On 17 January 2009 at 13:17, Blogger Susimac

    Hope thy turn up soon, the post can be so erratic at times. The CA one is so pretty.

    Hope that your cold is better today too.

  • On 17 January 2009 at 15:02, Blogger Wendy

    I do hope your package to the States will arrive some how!!
    I love your stitching projects, they are very nice.
    I'm asking the same question about the winter, we didn't had a very nice summer, and I'm looking forward to the summer, we have cold and grey days for the moment.

  • On 18 January 2009 at 04:08, Blogger DaisyGirl

    The little cracker is beautiful! You do awesome work. Sorry about the mailing system! I have had many things go missing, but some do make it! Cross our fingers!

  • On 18 January 2009 at 09:26, Blogger Brigitte

    Your CA Wells pincushion is such a beauty, and so is the Chistmas Cracker. It's such a pity that they are still missing. It's more than frustrating. I sometimes ask myself what happens to these packeges that don't arrive??? I hope they will show up one day.

  • On 18 January 2009 at 09:46, Blogger Clare

    Beautiful stitching Carol - I can sympathise with your mail problems, I sent something at the end of November to the USA and it still hasn't arrived.