Thursday, March 18, 2010

Look away if you can....

Some the the amazing BeeBeautiful blocks made for me were sent last week.  


But this is what I found in my mail box!  The glue just came unstuck, and there was a horrible red stamp on the front saying it arrived at the local post office open and empty.  My poor little bee blocks, laying in a gutter, I can hardly stand it.  At least she had photos of them on flickr before they met their fate, so I could try to recreate them.  Because they were so good!



Here's a happy picture after that terror....I finished sashing the quilt for my friend.  It's looking amazing!

20 comments:

Dresden Quilter said...

The quilt does look amazing and I so sad about what happened to those blocks.

Nichole said...

oh no! how sad to have lost a block along the way. :(

your quilt is beautiful though. i really love the colors.

Blue Is Bleu said...

I'm so peeved everytime I think about Stephanie's blocks having gone missing :( The post office can expect very well-taped-up parcels from now on!! hehe

The quilt looks amazing! Your friend's going to love it :)

Goddess in Progress said...

Oh, that is SO sad! Now I'm going to have to tape the hell out of every envelope I send. :-(

Jenny said...

oh geez Angela, Im so sorry the post office lost your blocks. ugh. I will certainly be taking some extra measures from now on!

wishes, true and kind said...

That is soooooo sad! I was just gathering two bee blocks to mail today, so I will be very careful to tape that flap down good and tight!

Dee said...

Oh, Ang. I'm devestated for you! Going over to my sad corner and sob a little for you. This is so horrible.

I always tape my closures with shipping/packing tape. I'm so sorry.

The other picture does help, but, gulp.

Alyson said...

Man, that is such a bummer! The quilt is so cool.

Rebekah said...

that is such a bummer about the missing blocks!

Love the color scheme on your bee quilt...might have to copy that one soon :)

L Johnson said...

Love the sashing with the beautiful bright colors! Oh how very sad that your blocks went missing before they arrived. I wonder if the ended up at the bottom of a bin or a truck. I think I would go to the USPS webpage and see if they have a lost mail form and post your pictures, maybe they are only temporarily lost.

Riel Nason said...

This is a beautiful colour combination! I am new to quilting and must say I have really enjoyed lurking around your blog lately. www.quispamsisquilter.blogspot.com

Allie said...

That is terrible about your missing blocks! What a bummer.
Your friends quilt is looking amazing!

Leslie said...

oh no...that makes me so sad for you and for the wonderful person who made them. blasted post office!
your quilt that you have been working on is looking great. i love the sashing.

Jessica said...

So sad! I feel a pang of nervousness every time I drop blocks in the mailbox and am always tempted to insure them, even though the materials aren't worth all that much, just because of the time. Then I realize that 50 bucks wouldn't really make up for the time and heartache anyway, and I take the gamble. I think more tape is in order from now on, just to be extra safe.

Love that quilt top!

~Michelle~ said...

that just makes me sick to think about the lost block... I think we'll all be taping our packages more heavily after this nice little reminder

sewtakeahike said...

well darn it Angela! I'll be sure to super duper tape mine when I get them done and mailed. Seriously. You'll be able to tell it's my package without looking at the return address. :)

Stephanie said...

Oh that envelope makes me cringe! I think I'm in need of a happy quilt, haha. Really, your quilt does make me happy, LOVE the colors and designs!!!

Rene' said...

I can't believe that happened! How awful! I do like your quilt picture. I hope somehow the blocks are found.

CitricSugar said...

Maybe they went on an adventure like the roaming gnome.... (If they were my blocks, I would have to think like that or I'd be beside myself.)

And your friend is lucky - Gorgeous!!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Sunshine and Shadow.
I have a feeling someone at the PO is on to our bee, and knew how beautiful the blocks were, and before anyone could stop them, I, well, I just think they went 'postal'!! I for one would start eye-ing the postal workers in your town, looking for a new quilt with your bee-beautiful fabrics!! That's what I'm gonna believe...