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Thread: Sara's Quilt...the rest of the story

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    Well, for those of you many friends that have been supportive and followed my story of the "missing" quilt, I thought you'd like to know the rest of this story. Sara's Mom Rachel walked out for her mail yesterday, and there was the lady from 1730 picking up her mail. Rachel (who lives at 1731) said, "I think my daughter Sara's package got delivered to you by mistake last week, and I wanted to thank you for putting it on our porch!!" Neighbor said, "Well, I didn't put it on your porch. Sorry, but I didn't recognize the name on the package. But when I saw notes all over the outside of it, I knew it had to be an important gift...and probably to a child. I drove it to the post office and asked them to try and re-deliver it based on the name..." (ok, now folks, don't be angry...I am just telling the story as it happened!!)
    The person behind the usps counter said, "well, that is hard to know, I'll see". Then the neighbor said, "Look at the notes on the outside..this is obviously very important to someone...if you are not going to research the name with your carriers, at least please return it to the sender!!" and the lady behind the counter said, "I'll see what I can do."
    The neighbor was very happy to hear that the contents of the box got to Sara for her birthday!! Rachel thanked her for making such an effort to find "Sara"!!
    for those who might have missed the wonderful video of Sara opening her quilt
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFOCpTJOwwU

    Oh, and for those who wondered, once the grandkids started realizing every Christmas, a few grands were going to get a quilt from me, they started referring to it as "I hope this is my quilt year!" Thus, this was Sara's Quilt Year.
    I appreciate the friendship and concern you all have shown Oh, and I gave Sara's Mom the quilting board site, and she loved reading all the wonderful support during the wait!! She said to send her thanks!!

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    thanks for sharing your story with us and glad Sara got her package

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    Sshe is just a little doll! Sounds like they have a great neighbor too! As far as their mail carrier goes, I would at least hope it was a substitue who delivered it to begin with. Granted, it was delivered as addressed but if it was their regular carrier they should have noticed it was not addressed correctly and delivered it to where it should have gone. Since it was next door it had to be on the same delivery route. I'm thinking it must have been delivered the first time by a substitute or a new employee that didn't know the route.

    I am very thankful that the package was delivered. Most postal employees (notice I said most) will do their very best to make sure packages and letters are delivered promptly and properly.

    Am so glad this story had a happy ending..!!!!

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    Glad that it all worked out.

    Seems to me that people need to get to know who their neighbors are. It can come in handy for all types of things to know your neighbor's name!!!

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    Wonderful story! And how sweet that the kids love to get your quilts. :)

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    A happy ending to a happy story for a very beautiful girl, Sara!! A very good neighbor to have!

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    Great story! I loved watching the video of her opening the quilt! thats what quilt making is all about...making family feel loved and special!

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    Thanks for sharing this story. I did wonder how she finally got it.

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    What a happy ending for a darling girl!

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    I had not heard of all this going on. It is a great ending to a story. Sara is adorable and shows real interest in everything about her quilt in the video. I enjoyed reading this.

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    Sara is a cutie pie and I am glad she finally got her package. It tells something about our neighborhoods today but there are still nice people out there.

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    The ending of the story of Sara's Quilt made me smile. Sara has some great neighbors!

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    HOORAY!!

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    When I was moving from Alabama to Washington state, I sent some of my things to my boyfriend so he would have them for me for my new apartment. Well, I forgot to put his address! What can I say? I was excited to be moving so close to him (2 hour drive) and I neglegted to put the street address on the box, but I did put his zip+4. He got the box! I have always thought that was amazing.

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    our town is so small, a package arrived once at the PO with only a zip code (not even plus 4)
    The postmistress knew where to deliver it. Why? It came from Seattle WA, and she knew only one person who had family out there.
    I LOVE living in a small town!

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    This is such a sweet story. I loved the video ... what a precious granddaughter. I hope we never live in a world where someone won't make a little extra effort to help someone (i.e., get an important package)! Thanks.

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    This is such a sweet story. I loved the video ... what a precious granddaughter. I hope we never live in a world where someone won't make a little extra effort to help someone (i.e., get an important package)! Thanks.

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    A special quilt, made for a precious GD, made even more extraordinary in it successful journey to her. This is something she will cherish forever.

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    I just watched the movie and noticed that Sara paid quite a bit of attention to the label on the back, even though I know she knew who made the quilt. I usually hand embroidery a message on the back, but think the label is a good idea ... it looks like there was a picture on it. How do you make those labels?

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    What an EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL little girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Sew
    Sshe is just a little doll! Sounds like they have a great neighbor too! As far as their mail carrier goes, I would at least hope it was a substitue who delivered it to begin with. Granted, it was delivered as addressed but if it was their regular carrier they should have noticed it was not addressed correctly and delivered it to where it should have gone. Since it was next door it had to be on the same delivery route. I'm thinking it must have been delivered the first time by a substitute or a new employee that didn't know the route.

    I am very thankful that the package was delivered. Most postal employees (notice I said most) will do their very best to make sure packages and letters are delivered promptly and properly.

    Am so glad this story had a happy ending..!!!!
    I too am glad it all worked out. As for mailmen, I have had this one for about 5 years and he still delivers my mail to one neighbor, another's to me, etc. Sometimes I wonder if he can read. He is the pits.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_Nana
    I just watched the movie and noticed that Sara paid quite a bit of attention to the label on the back, even though I know she knew who made the quilt. I usually hand embroidery a message on the back, but think the label is a good idea ... it looks like there was a picture on it. How do you make those labels?
    About the label, I just start a new Word document, layout photo (if I am using one) and wording, slide a sheet of printable fabric into my printer, and I've got a label. Since these fabric sheets are pretty expensive (I HATE the inexpensive ones!), I try to do two at once, side by side. That way when I cut off that area, I can still use the other 1/2 of the fabric later on. The label on the right is for the next quilt I'm finishing for a different GD. Hope this helps you do some for yourself.

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    Thank you so much! I'll definitely do this for the quilt I'm working on for one of my 6 grandsons. I love the idea of including current pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting.addict
    Quote Originally Posted by IT_Nana
    I just watched the movie and noticed that Sara paid quite a bit of attention to the label on the back, even though I know she knew who made the quilt. I usually hand embroidery a message on the back, but think the label is a good idea ... it looks like there was a picture on it. How do you make those labels?
    About the label, I just start a new Word document, layout photo (if I am using one) and wording, slide a sheet of printable fabric into my printer, and I've got a label. Since these fabric sheets are pretty expensive (I HATE the inexpensive ones!), I try to do two at once, side by side. That way when I cut off that area, I can still use the other 1/2 of the fabric later on. The label on the right is for the next quilt I'm finishing for a different GD. Hope this helps you do some for yourself.
    What a great idea! Never thought of that. I usually do mine on the embroidery machine.

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    That is absolutely precious. Thank you for posting the video. It brought tears to my eyes. No grands for me yet, but my son got married last year and so I'm hoping . . .

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