First, may I apologise to anyone who has commented and got no response. Blogger, in their infinite wisdom, have stopped forwarding comments to my email, so I do not always register they are here! I should be able to catch them eventually, unless someone comments on a fairly old post- I do love to know you have been here, and enjoyed ( or hated, even- I do not always love what I have done) some of my projects..
Now to the point of the post!
Some things take their own time. I think the Brazilian Post office comes in to that category.
Last year we did a swap. It was a Winter/Christmas swap. I drew they loveliest of ladies for whom to make. Sil, who lives in Brazil. The last day for posting was on November, but I knew I had lots of making to get on with, so I got my parcel off early. So my package went in the post towards the start of November.
I had pretty sparkly frosty looking fabric to give the 'chill factor'. and with some blue and crisp white on white, I thought a little scene would appear- Birdies in the snow, a few left over leaves, and we are set.
A wee play with borders, some careful mitring, fairly simple quilting, and I had a result.
sorry about the 'Freds' in the picture...
I know Sil loves all things Christmas, so I popped in a home made ornament, for her, reckoning 6 weeks in the post? Max, she will have this for her tree...
And I sat back to wait..... and wait.... and wait!
Eventually I contacted the swap mamas. What should I do? Should I start again, now months later, and send another one? Or should I leave her in the lurch- no swappy quilt on her doorstep? Either option feels unfair, but what could I do? Post office here cannot trace it past our borders, Brazilian post is notorious...
Mamas said leave it. So, reluctantly I left it.
Then, this week, a whole 9 months later, News!
The package has arrived!
Sil's beaming face is all that I could have hoped for, she is such a joy to give to, as she shows all her delight in the offerings .
So, that is now home, and I think, after 9 months we should call it a baby!