Monday, January 20, 2014
Missing Christmas Giveaway and a free chart on fb.
Well: I am gutted. I have indeed been Scrooged.
Every year I do a Christmas giveaway..every single year. I never miss, not even when I was in the middle of chemotherapy and dealing with surgeries.
I go to a lot of effort to make sure it is super special for the recipient and this year was no different.
I took photos of everything ready to put on my blog when it was recieved but the weirdest thing has happened and I don't know if I should show the photos in case it upsets the recipient.
She received the envelope...complete with card....but it was completely empty of contents except for a USA childs medical forms.
I suspect someone in the USA post office has been naughty and has been opening envelopes possibly to steal what is inside. They must have thought the medical forms came with my envelope and in a fit of conscience put them in. The recipient of my non-parcel has been in touch with the owner of the forms because I am guessing they are kindda important...but everything else has been taken.
I am gutted.
I waited for things to come from the UK to me here in Ireland because I knew the recipient would love them. I'm waiting to hear from her as she chases it up in her post office but this is what was taken.
Two pieces of evenweave fabric in waterlily and lilac
One box of mixed beads
All the LHN Santas Village Charts
One pack of mixed lilac/lavendar fat quaters because this is her favourite colour
Three charts about tea and drinking tea.
One little hand made ornament
oh and a few other bits and peices I can't even bring myself to think about. When we know more about what may have happened I might put the photos on. I can't even look at them right now.
It isn't the money though of course we are all on budgets...it is the fact that I trolled through sites in the Uk and USA to make sure this lovely lady received a most perfect giveaway. A lot of thought went into it and I'm heartbroken. One thing is for sure now though, I will never send anything that isn't registered or recorded in some way.
Anyway, enough of that. Just bringing me down now.....thank you all for the support re: the charts and the little stories. I do hope you like them.
On my facebook page I am offering a free chart which will be put onto the facebook page tomorrow.
Just nip on and comment on which one you think I should put up (you can see them all on my etsy page or on the top bar of this blog). I haven't forgotten the draw for a free chart a couple of posts ago: I just don't have the heart to draw anything that has to be posted right now. Please forgive me and I will do the drawing a little later on in the week.