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Thread: The saga of the missing box..................

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    Well we need to go back in time to the end of January. My friend Sewhappy57 in Alaska asked me to come on chat, once on there she asked if I was interested in some Malaysian batik fabrics that she had.. WELL you can imagine how quickly my fingers were typing YES YES YES :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Well no sooner said than done, I got a PM from Sewhappy telling me the parcel was on the way, so the waiting began :roll:

    I waited, and waited and waited.............no parcel, one week, two, three, four, five, seriously worried now, Terry keeps asking has it arrived yet...nope :cry: :cry: :cry:

    We thought it must have gone astray, best to get onto the PO and check the tracking receipt..WHAT can't find it??? OMG what to do now????

    Well when all hope had gone.....guess what turned up ....back in ALASKA?? YEEESSSSSSSSSSS the box!!

    PHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!

    The thought of all that lovely fabric going missing was heartbreaking, and the reason for it's return, 'unable to deliver' DUH I have a PO BOX which is in the Post office, so how can it not be delivered??

    So poor Terry takes it back to her PO and sends it priority Mail and...


    YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEE!!!!!

    Today I got the most enormous box of fabric, not only the batiks, but LOADS of quilting fabrics, TONNNNNNNNNNES of threads and needles and and and so much STUFFFFFFFFFFFFFF !!!!

    I am ecstatic and although very busy at the moment I HAD to get it all out and pet it all. I am going to share with a few of my closest quilting buddies :D

    I can't take any pictures as I have packed away the camera boo hoo!!

    I hope I have given you all a clear picture in your minds about how much Terry has been so kind to send all the way to Spain, she is one of those very special people that I have the honour of calling my friend, bless you Terry :D :D :D





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    Oh how sweet of her to send you all that "stuff"! Have fun with it and we will expect pictures at a later date :-) :-)

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    Oh I intend to sewjoyce, I am taking it with me when we move out for a couple of weeks, so I will have lots of fun playing with it all, sorting it out into colours and imagining what can be made with it all :D :D :D

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    Oh what a sweetie to be so generous. And she couldn't have picked a more talented quilter to send those treasures to.

    I am so happy that it wasn't lost forever.

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    oh how nice that goes far beyond a squishy package, I woulb be in shock lol Sew Happy is like her name a warm generous person :D

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    Absolutely, I couldn't agree with you more Ruth & Red :D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Your story made my day :D It is so nice to hear about good people doing good things.

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    Bella, I cannot put into words how much this means to me, I have been so fortunate to be a part of this group of wonderful people who have renewed my faith in human kind :D

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    Boy that fabric has seen the world and back. Glad it got to you Izy! And what a nice person SewHappy is. We all need to take a road trip to meet eachother.

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    I can tell it was worth the wait. What a trip that package made.

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    I am truly happy for you and :mrgreen: with envy :lol: You have a great quilting time! Ninnie

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    What a lovely thing to do sewhappy! I'm glad it finally turned up and can't wait to see what it turns into Izy, when you get a mo...!

    K x

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    Oh K, I really should be focussing on other things this evening, but I just can't stop thinking about all the lovely treats in that box, I might just HAVE to go into the back bedroom and have another rummage tee hee!! :D :D :D

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    Awwwwwwww what a happy ending. Yes I agree about Terri. She is one in a million. THEE BEST :D

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    I'm happy for you. Getting a package from Keepsakequilting kind of has that effect on me, and I never had to wait long for those.

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    Oh it's been like xmas again today for me :D :D :D

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    OMGOSH ~ IZY
    Don't you just love the excitement
    of the kid in the candy store feeling!
    I'm excited for you and I can hardly
    wait to see what your talent produces!!

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    So glad you got your goodies!

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    WOW! That package sure did take a vacation, huh? lol
    I'm sure you are going to be creating some wonderful things...you always do! Can't wait to see!

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    How sweet of Terri. I'm so glad it wasn't lost in the mail!

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    WOW!! Terry was a real jewel of a friend and your excitement fairly rings through the words. What a wonderful gift of friendship!

    Hugs,
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    Oh Wow Izy!!! That is a fantastic friend to send you a box like that! What a trip it took...I can just imagine how the suspense built up as you were waiting for that box! I know how worried I am every time I send one of the RR centers...on to the UK...I don't breath easily until I know they are there.

    I still don't get how the PO couldn't hold that for you knowing that you had a PO box...but I guess if it wouldn't fit into your box...they thought they couldn't deliver it???? DUH :roll:

    Well...have fun with your rummaging...I would have it spread everywhere!!!

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    Izy-What a saga!! And what a trip those fabrics have made---TWICE! If only they could talk.

    What a wonderful friend you have. I cannot wait to see pics of all your goodies.

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    Awesome.....what great people quilters are....:-).....pet for me too....I see that smile......now go pet....:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Oh Wow Izy!!! That is a fantastic friend to send you a box like that! What a trip it took...I can just imagine how the suspense built up as you were waiting for that box! I know how worried I am every time I send one of the RR centers...on to the UK...I don't breath easily until I know they are there.

    I still don't get how the PO couldn't hold that for you knowing that you had a PO box...but I guess if it wouldn't fit into your box...they thought they couldn't deliver it???? DUH :roll:

    Well...have fun with your rummaging...I would have it spread everywhere!!!
    well, don't know how they do things in Spain, but I have po box, and they put a card in, telling me I have a pkg.
    I love pkg.s...and with fabrics??? woo hooooooo!!! red letter day!
    so happy for both of you and the poor box...it left home, for a new one, and took a while getting there, glad all those fabrics had each other for company. :wink:

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