Thursday, April 29, 2010

Charming things

The green phone charm that Wendy won in my giveaway has gone astray. It's my own fault. I didn't send it with any kind of delivery confirmation. Actually, I did worse than that, I sent it first class with stamps on it (after weighing it at work). Well, duh. There was no customs form attached. It's probably being probed by some government official who suspects it of being something nefarious. Perhaps it's been taken out and blown up in some preemptive strike. Who can know? That was pretty shabby of me.

Wendy told me her favorite colors were red and pink. Hey! I have red. I made up two more charms, both with red Oren Bayan metallic threads -- one with silver beads and one with red beads. Both are pretty (f I do say so m'self), but the silver bead one was more striking. I sent it off properly custom-formed and all. Well, fat lot of good that did. Who knows when it will get there? Some volcano seems to have gotten in the way. As I frequently say, "If it ain't one darn thing, it's another!"


PS: Wendy received both the green and the red charms. Nice! I think the green one was slow because I am slow (couldn't seem to remember to get a padded envelope at the store!). The volcano didn't slow the red one down much, either. Good. I'm glad to know they didn't go wandering off into the ozone and that she has two to enjoy or share, as she chooses. :)

7 comments:

Dale Marie said...

Marty,
I believe Wendy posted about her winning a few days ago. Please check with her to make sure, but I think I recall seeing buth th egreen and red on her blog. You do such lovely work Marty! Keep it up:-)

Fox said...

Makes me weak in the knees...that beautiful piece gone to the land of the unstamped and undeclared; to a subterranean government testing ground somewhere...
Lucky you had another!
Fox : )blenis

Ridgetatter said...

OH Marty…I'm so sorry. BUT on the other hand, now I know why your are so forgiving with the tardiness of my box which WILL COME to you…Life just keeps getting in the way…

Beautiful, as usual, tatting. hugs bj

Val said...

the charm with silver beads is exquisite! maybe someone found the charm u sent n decided to swip it cos it's so pretty! by now post offices around the world probably have a good hold up of tatted items. LOL some of my gifts and exchanges got lost too. :(

Marty said...

Wendy wrote to me to let me know the green one arrived. Goodie! Now if the red one get there, she can share the green one with someone else -- or use them both. :)

Tatskool said...

Such a lovely gift.

Wendy said...

As you know by now, they both arrived safely. They are both so beautiful, I can't bring myself to give either away. I am sure no-one can love them as much as I do. :o)
Am I selfish or what ??