Friday, June 17, 2011

By statecoach from Norway...

A couple of weeks ago, I received this from my friend Ragna (no blog) in Norway.


7.7 kg / approximate 17 pound of fabrics! How great is it to have such a friend?! Ragna doesn't quilt anymore, due to some health problems. When she tidied up her sewing room, she thought of me - me - ME!!! Dear Ragna, once again; thank you very, very much!


There are quite some florals, which I don't have much of. Some checks as well as some Christmas fabrics.


... and lots of solids! (Which I don't have much of either!) Look at all the yummy colors!

I was quite worried the parcel wouldn't make it all the way to Mauritius, since I didn't receive it after 2-3 weeks! It was sent by airmail and was supposed to take 7-15 business days - they said at the post office where it was sent from. By experience I know parcels never make it in 7 days, except if it is written 'documents' on the envelope. After 3-4 weeks and no parcel, we began to ask at our local post office, and was told they have 'problems with mail from Europe', without explaining that further.... Well, I waited and waited, and finally after 3 months - the parcel arrived!!! Just as if nothing had happened! It was in very good condition, no stamps with 'missent' to any other country or anything... Most probably it has been stuck in transit somewhere in Europe, or..... it could be it has been sleeping in a corner at the custom here too.... only the parcel can tell.... but it won't tell me - lol!
Well, the most important is it DID ARRIVE, even if it took 3 months - instead of 2-3 weeks!

I'm still busy with some bags. I intended to go shopping for velcro (?) and buttons today, but all the house rabbits called me..... They were near to overtake the entire house! :)
  





12 comments:

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

What a wonderful and generous friend, that is just awesome! enjoy.

karenfae said...

talk about a long delay in shipping!! but well worth it in the long run I am sure - now you can sit back and play with fabric.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

zarina said...

Those are delicious solids. You must have a fantastic friend to send you all those fabrics. The postage can really drive you mad - sometimes its on time else for months.

QuiltSue said...

That's a lot of fabric. It was well worth waiting for. Now we can look forward to seeing what you make from it.

Lainee said...

Your friend has great taste in fabric...sorry to hear she can no longer quilt...how wonderful of her to think of you!

Sissel`s syglede said...

Jeg er best i norsk jeg, så jeg kommer språket fra gamlelandet .-))
Det er alltid så hyggelig med noe annet i posten enn bare regninger. Gleder meg til å se hva du skal lage av dette her.
Ha en finfin søndag :-))

PJs Lapperier. said...

Det glädjer mig att du fått en så fin gåva!!! Unnar dig verkligen alla dessa stoffer.
KRAM Pirjo

Dirt Lover said...

Wow, what a great friend to think of you when she knew she was no longer able to sew. Maybe she can live vicariously through you?? Beautiful fabrics. I know you will be able to put them to good use. I can't wait to see what you do with them!
~~Lori

Janet C said...

Yummy fabrics! You are lucky to have such a wonderful friend, but so sorry to hear that she can no longer sew. :)

Michelle said...

What a terrific gift! 3 months. Whew! I can see why you were nervous about its whereabouts.

Alison said...

A fabulous treasure trove - enjoy! what a generous friend. I know how anxious you must have been about the fate of such a big parcel - we have similar problems with our postal service in South Africa, so I know exactly what you went through! Last year a small letter sent to USA & Australia, took 3 months to arrive,despite the correct stamps!

Valentina said...

How exciting to get such mail... Lovely colours.
:) And I ave really been enjoying your adventures in bag-making, They are looking lovely!
:)