Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's About Time

In May, I joined Nathalie Thompson at An Artist's Legacy for Tea on Tuesday. At the time, she was having a giveaway and planned to choose two winners that would be announced the following week.

Turns out, she had no way of getting in touch with winner #2 and my name was chosen as the runner up. I don't usually join giveaways because the mail system here is very unreliable and very corrupt.

Case in point: Nathalie mailed the envelope to me on June 10th and I just received it today. Her card says: If you are reading this then it means that my cards made it through customs. Yippee!


Yes, Nathalie, they finally arrived. Both card designs were a limited run and were created by her in a workshop while she worked at Hallmark Cards.

Thank you so much Nathalie! I'm glad your cards finally made it. Wouldn't it be interesting to know what this one envelope has been through in the past 3-1/2 months?

I hope you are all having a terrific Thursday. Our weekend has begun, so it's a double Yippee over here. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

26 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, 3 1/2 months, that is so unreal! I guess it's great that the internet goes faster, can you imagine her waiting another 3 1/2 months for a thank you? That's like going back a couple hundred years!

Nice cards, btw!

Gwendolyn said...

Hi Chicky!
That is why they call it snail mail. Ha! Congrats on the win.
xo

The English Romantic said...

I thought my post was bad arriving every day after lunch. Now I'm grateful!!!
Hugs, Angela.

Diane said...

How fun to get something wonderful in the mail. I guess that's something we take for granted, good mail service. I'm thankful that ours is as good as it is.

Becky~ said...

Congrats,so cute.I would agree with you about the mail system over there.Oh I wouldnt try anything coming through those places its good its all safe.

Pam said...

Enjoy your weekend. So glad your Happy Mail finally arrived. Maybe it took the "Slow Boat to China" before arriving on your doorstep. Congratulations on your selection for the prize.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

I had no idea that the mail service was that bad in your area! When we lived in Italy it was unpredictable and also in Indonesia certain letters never made it to us... They would even tear off the stamps and toss away the letter! So we got smarter and requested metered mail only to avoid at least that part. Glad you got it! Mail is always a thrill and for you a sunshine in your day. Not that you lack sunshine but the other meaning of it of course...
Love to you,

Mariette

Rizzi said...

SO GLAD YOU RECEIVED YOUR GIVE-AWAY-GIFT, IT IS REALLY A SHAME YOUR MAIL IS SO UNRELIABLE, ENJOY YOUR CARDS, AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. RIZZI

Anonymous said...

Hello Tammy...So glad the cards finally got to you. Hurray. Hey! Better late than never, right? Hope you have a peaceful, happy weekend, Tammy, filled with things that delight you. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com Blogger comment posting problems again. Brother. So discouraging.

sonya said...

Good heavens, that's ridiculous! Thank goodness you did FINALLY get it them. Congratulations! :)
Hugs,
Sonya

Libbie said...

Hey Tammy! Those treasures were worth the wait! Way cute!!! Glad you got 'em! :)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Tammy,
3 1/2 month is almost unbelieveable but at least they arrived.Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Oh I am glad that one got through for you Tammy. Do you think there is still hope for my parcel to get through to you?
best wishes Julie.C

Little Treasures said...

Oh what a fabulous gift you received!!!
Whenever I send a purchase from my Etsy shop i have to fill in the domestic customs control and I pray to God that it doesn't get detained for too long. Until I hear from the customer that it has arrived I feel like on needles and pins.
I also had a swap with a blog friend in Belgium - she got mine in a week; I waited for hers for more than a month. It got detained in the customs (there was a customs seal on it). If it was sent on horse it would have arrived sooner. So if any of the customs people are reading this, please, please check and release our gifts sooner :)

Have a nice week Tammy!

Little Treasures said...

I meant weekend!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I could never imagine that you would have bad mail service. So glad that you received them.

Have a great weekend.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

And, I thought our sporadic mail guy was a problem. I think I'd best adjust my thinking! Wow, 3 1/2 months! What a wonderful prize to receive in the mail, finally!! Those cards are just beautiful. Enjoy your weekend, Tammy!! blessings ~ tanna

Catherine said...

How wonderful! Good for you. I'm glad your sweet treasures made it to you safe and sound!!

Happy Weekend!
xo Catherine

vicki said...

Hi Tammy- that is an incredible story--- if only that little envelope could talk! Your friend makes beautiful cards- they are pretty enough to frame!!

Last year I mailed one of my nests to Russia- she won it in one of my contests. It took that package about 2 months to get there! It is really amazing--

Xoxo,
Vicki

Serena said...

Yep, that sure would classify as 'snail mail'. Beautiful cards and worth waiting for!

~ Serena xo

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh..the stories that little package could tell! You know, sometimes we forget those simple blessing like getting the mail through in a timely mannor..thanks for reminding us to be grateful for all things!

A Cottage Muse said...

How beautiful...so worth the wait!
I agreen with Serena...great example of snail mail!

crafty cat corner said...

Makes me realise how lucky we are here in uk wih our mail deliveries. We moan if we have to wait more than a couple of days.
I love the rabbit tags.
Briony
x

nanny said...

Wouldn't it be interesting to know where the envelops "sat". I mean they had to stay somewhere for a long time.
Glad you finally rec'd them...so pretty!

Becky~ said...

Hi Tammy thanks for visiting my black dress blog.Have a lovely and relaxing weekend.

~*~Patty S said...

well miracles DO happen! what a long long trip that was...

shame about your mail system...it is easy to take 'real' mail delivery for granted

oxo

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