Saturday, March 29, 2008

Do you want a good laugh?

Why? Because it's saturday and you need to relax after a stressful week Well, remember this post where I was telling you how upset I was with Chuy's niece wo didn't send the package on febuary like she had said? When Chuy called, she said, she sent them on march 14 th. Today, we got 4 packages on the 11 she said she has sent.And what is the date ?????????? March 24 th Do you believe that ? Anyway ....... I got some of my christmas stuffs but 3 little angels are broken: too bad, they were very cute. And I got some of my charts back and some clothes.

The mail carrier asked if it was me who had called them about some packages sent from Germany so I fell really bad telling him that yes, it was me ... He said: " but the packages are not from Germany"... So I try to explain the best I could ( understand: without telling him the whole lie story that is getting worse and worse) that it had been sent from the american base in Germany ... The guy probably thought I was dumb not making the difference between the USPS and the german mail (thanks god, it didn't talk about the dates that didn't match ... it would have been more embarrassing ... ) Anyway, Chuy called to say "thanks" (maybe it was for the 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese she sent for the kids - the big box )

Wait: it's not over yet I know: it's hard to believe You may remember I bought good chocolates from Belgium for Lourdes, my sister and law and friend. I also bought her some winter hats for her kids (she asked for those) and some drying cloths for the kitchen (they work much better than the american ones , trust me on that one ) Anyway, I was surprised she never called to say thank you ( are you guessing what's next? ) so I have Chuy to call his niece ( after all, it's HIS family ) and she said she sent it (no clue on the date - she is supposed to have sent it in december when we left ... ) I received a mail two days ago telling me she sent it to her mom (my other SIL) and her mom HAS it ! Now the question is since when that package is waiting to be given at my sister in law's house ? Those chocolate are fresh ones so I don't know if they are still good ??? And the Texas weather is getting warm ... Lesson learned: next time, I'll take care of everything

I committed a stitching sin last night ... Yes, I'm a weak stitcher (and you love it !!! ) I'm sorry I couldn't resist to a
Lanarte kit calling my name (have you noticed how those kits can be very persuasive? ) So here is my little sin:

And this is my first progress picture (not very impressive but you know I like to show daily progress )

It's stitched on a 27 count cream jobelan. The fabric is not serged so I'm doing it by hand (no sewing machine living here ... ). I know I could use some masking tape but see, I'm a rather tactile stitcher; that means I love the feel of my fabric on my fingers and I don't think I'll like having tape on my fabrics. Will you be surprised if I tell you I love the colors on that one too?

Two or three days ago I did something you won't believe:

So, aren't you proud of me?

And if you are still here after this long (and I hope not too boring) post, I want to thank you all for your very nice comments for my snow family finsh !!! You are great and you always make me feel better when I'm blue ... THANK YOU !!!!!!!


Anonymous said...


Carmen said...

about the package´!..

oh.i understud why you falling in love of this Lanarte Kit,is beautiful!.

and the tree has more green every a good signal!

Sally said...

Oooh lovely to see Christmas Tree back out again Chiloe. It is growing nicely.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I don't live next door so that I could stitch that green tree for you! I still love green, but I am getting rather bored with all the blues in Hawaiian Mandala.

Yes, even when family means well letting them ship you stuff can be a nightmare. I left my cell phone charger in Kentucky last summer. I asked my MIL to ship it to us in San Francisco USPS Express Mail. See, we stay in an industrial area in San Francisco and only the USPS will leave stuff even if we are not there. FedEx and UPS will just leave a notice and eventually return the delivery. So, of course, my SIL sent it UPS Overnight. I got on the phone and called her every name in the book. At least it was still at the shippers and she got it back and sent it USPS Express Mail as I requested. We are still a bit sidewise about that. I hope the rest of your packages arrive soon and in good shape.

Marita said...

You are doing a great job on the green.

Love the design of the new start.

Sucks so much about the mail. Hate it when you can't rely on people to do what they said they would.

mainely stitching said...

I wouldn't say it's funny, but I do guess you've learned not to rely on her again. :(

Your stitching pics are great!

sugardoll said...

You and your lanarte addiction. Its so cute. hehe. I have a Mira addiction myself, just can't help it, I think i would marry Nora if i could! LOL

Lovely start on the lanarte. And wow, I love the L&L piece everytime, i can't wait to see it more.

Marie said...

quelques paquets reçus... enfin ! quant aux chocolats... sans commentaire !
un Lanarte :-)) je te comprends !

Dani - tkdchick said...

Look!!! Its green!