Thursday, January 29, 2015

A WIN AND A WELL TRAVELED BOX

In December I won a giveaway from Frederique in France!  It was a gift certificate to an online quilting store.  I was so excited and went to the site and ordered fabric.  Naturally, I spent a little more than the gift certificate, so I paid for the rest via Paypal.

Unfortunately, when we moved, Paypal decided it liked our old address in Texas better than our new one, even though DH changed our home address to OR.  When I paid the small amount to get my prize, I failed to notice that Paypal used our old Texas address.  After a couple weeks, I decided to check up on my order and I got the tracking number.  That's when I figured out that it was probably sent to Texas.  When I checked the location of my purchase, it was in Raleigh, NC!  What?!?  The tracking log showed that it had left Alabama 12/18/2014 and was sent to Texas.  From there it was forwarded to Oregon and then it was sent to Raleigh, NC.  My suspicion was that the yellow forwarding sticker came off, but I have no idea why it went to NC.  I even went to my local Post office and the picture of the box that they were able to pull up didn't show a forwarding label.  They said that there was nothing they could do.  

So I just waited.  Well, yesterday the package arrived.  It had a yellow forwarding label on it, but that label was just hanging on by a thread, so it is amazing that it made it here.  The box literally traveled from coast to coast and took exactly one month to get here.  



Box was pretty beat up.

The items inside the box were in perfect condition!
Thanks, Frederique!  (BTW, she is having another giveaway, so you have until Feb. 8 to enter)!  I love the fabric and charm pack that I got!  And I thank the U.S. Postal Service for getting my package here even though it was sent to the wrong address!

9 comments:

Janet O. said...

That was lucky that it eventually arrived. Good thing that fabric can survive a smashed box! : )

a good yarn said...

Marvellous!! Looks like the box took all the knocks.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

So sorry that you had to wait all that extra time. So disappointing. Glad it finally arrived and everything inside is okay. Now it is time for you to play with your lovely new fabric!

Karen said...

It looks beautiful, glad it arrived safely.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Whew--glad the well traveled box found its way to correct address and destination

---"Love" said...

Well, while it was in Texas, they could have delivered it to my address. I would have known what to do with it. Of course, you probably would never have received it! I'm sure I could have put it to good use in Texas! *wink* It is truly beautiful fabric! ---"Love"

Lori said...

Glad it finally arrived.

Barb said...

beaten up but beautiful!!

Beth said...

that package went through a lot to get to you. The fabric looks great.