Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lost Santas

I am nearly sick to my stomach.

Apparently my Santa Blocks have taken a wrong turn somewhere and have not arrived at their destination.

All that time spent deciding what to do and picking/creating a pattern...

getting the fabric picked out...

cutting the fabric...

sewing and ironing the fabric...

hand sewing on the little eyes and hat pom-pom...

and now they are lost somewhere out there in the mail.



I was asked if I want to just make new blocks and send them in, and I hate to be the person who didn't get their blocks in and ruined the swap, but I just don't have the energy (or the time) to do them all again!

The sewing part took an entire day, an entire day off, which is rare for me, was spent making these little guys, and now they are gone. (Because I stupidly didn't ask for tracking, I have NEVER lost anything in the mail before. It wasn't going overseas, and I sent it priority mail, so I thought it would be fine, but I was wrong!)

Now to see if I can fine the time and energy (and money) to start over and get 12 blocks made and mailed out...they are due 11/27, which seems impossible to me at this moment since every day is booked up between now and then!
If you are in my group for the swap, I am so sorry if I don't get them done, and if I do I apologize that they will be late, because I really have no idea how this is going to get done (for a second time) at all, forget on time!!


So here is my letter to the good ol' post office...

Dear post office and postal employees,

I know this is the start of a really busy season for you, but could you please look into a really important matter for me? It appears my Santas have been lost in your system somewhere. Where did you send my Santas? They were important little guys, and now they are lost. This is such an important time of year for Santa, and he can't afford to be lost in the mail right now. PLEASE find him and send him along his merry way to the address I requested. I would really appreciate it!

Many thanks and Happy Holidays,
Emilee

3 comments:

Angie said...

Oh, I hope they are just late. This happened to me about 4 years ago. I was sending a quilt along with a box of other gifts to my soon to be nephew in Australia. I mailed it in early September (he wasn't due until late November.) The postal employee told me that I couldn't insure it because it was going through the Australian post (this is crap, I've done it before and since.) I paid to have it airmailed, but it was put on a slow boat. I had counted it as lost when it didn't arrive in one month and then 2. It finally arrived more than 2 months later, because the postal employee had charged me for airmail, but sent it on a slow boat from
Alaska to Australia. It's so frustrating to have this happen to handmade items.

Carrie said...

That stinks! After buying and selling used homeschool stuff quite a bit, I ALWAYS get tracking info now. :O( Unfortunately it takes a very inconvenient and sad experience to make a person start doing that.

joyinsimplicity said...

Oh Emilee...I know that must be SOOOO frustrating!! Know too well actually. I'm SO sorry!! I hope they are found and delivered VERY soon...like tomorrow!!! I know how hard you worked on them and they sure are precious!!